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/THE DSMTON R E C 0 R D - C H R O N I C L R >, f uona tPa Free Labor Tells The World About Lot Of Workers In ILS. A recent broadcast over Voice of America evokes our praise for both labor and the Voice. In it George Meaney, secretary-treasurer of the AFT* tells European trade unionists who flirt with socialism why American workers believe in capitalism. His explanation is a wow. The union leader agrees with us that capitalism in ths United States is very different from what Marx had in mind when he rubbed the term in the dirt. Meaney says labor likes to call our American brand the free enterprise system. So do we. "American workers support it primarily," he says, "because it has given us very high standards of living, along with freedom and democracy." What may seem to put the economic cart before the ideological horse, but Meaney has his listeners in mind. The figures he quotes should impress foreign skeptics. "The buying power of the factory worker's real wages," says Meaney, "trebled between 1890 and 1950." His leeway for extras more than doubled. In 1900 food, clothes, and hous- nig took all but 17 per cent of the paychecks. By 1950 there .was 40 per cent left after those necessities were paid for. Mora than half our workers own theiy homes. All of them expect to have automobiles, telephones, bathrooms, refrigerators. • How did all this happen? "Increased production," says iteaney, "and a fairer sharing of profits." The "incentives of a free society"' have led to "technological marvels" and high productivity. "Per capita production here is three-and- one-half times as high as that of Western Europe, and six <Jr seven times that of Eussia." And the workman gets his share since "fiscal and social reforms have shifted the distribution of wealth." ', Here is the American miracle as a top labor leader sees it. This is the true revolution which Soviet bluster can Neither hide nor meet. The fact that labor knows it is a basic source of American strength today. • This does not mean that labor and management will now coo at each other. But their conflicts call for no imported cure. They will be settled by methods that have played their part in the miracle. Moscow May Make Satellites Over Into 'Little Russias' ; The new, harsher pattern of oppression being imposed by Moscow on the satellite nations rsfle^.kijp,: casual -whim of Stalin. It indicates instead that Russia r is'riow giving far greater economic importance to these countries. Since the Kremlin established control over Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Poland after the Var, it has been steadily milking them for all they are worth. It has done this with the sole idea of fattening the Soviet Union. Bare survival was considered good enough for the satellites. In keeping with this policy, Kussia discouraged development of industry in these nations. Raw materials and agricultural products were djawn into the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe was maintained in the colonial role it had known before the war, • But times have changed. Russia's own economic performance in recent years has fallen well below expectations. Transportation difficulties have mounted, and thia is a crucial consideration in a country where raw materials are BO unfavorably located. In consequence, the Kremlin has decided 'to build up the satellites to fill the breach. They have certain natural ad- jvantages for industrial purposes—somewhat more skilled manpower, easily accessible raw materials, better transport, and generally a more advanced cultural development. Obviously, however, thess nations must be more tightly woven into the Soviet system if they are to be relied on for a real industrial contribution to Moscow's power. And to fit them permanently into the Soviet economy means serious political hazards have to be surmounted. This is the true explanation for the ruthless eradication of middle class folk and all other "unreliables" in Hungary and some of the other satellites in the past few months. Russia knows it cannot count on the necessary loyalty from these elements; it is adopting the standard Red tactic of eliminating them. . The Soviet campaign for industrializing the satellites will call for substantial shipments of machinery and equipment. In addition, the workers will have to be pressed into the mold qf "socialist competition" to get out the production the Kremlin demands. The significance of this trend should not be minimized. If the program is carried out successfully, the nations of the Soviet bloc will actually have been remodeled in the Russian image. For all practical purposes, they might as well then be incorporated into the Soviet Union. Wors« stilt, In the process the healthy, democratically rninded elements, which form the core of anti-Communist resistance will indeed- have been fatally crushed. Thus the task of restoring them ultimately to freedom will have become immensely more difficult. DENTON RECORD-CHRONICLE Published troj xtenuxm («.te*pt E»-,iirdiy) »nd Sunday b»: Dntoa Pub- tuning Co.. IDC, (14 E. Hickory St. Entered M eteoaa cua mall matter at the pcxtafnc* »t Dttttoc. Twcu. J»nu»iy 13. 1KU, according to Act at CoOfttu. Mtrcb S, 1BT9. BCBSCMPTION BATES ANB INTFOBMATION lOBgl* *****: Se lor w«ekd»ji; 100 l« Sunday. City curler: Me per mek. JJV wall to proton «,,! •djolnln» counttw: 17.50 p«r mr: atx month*, M.OO; three inonth<, $2.25: one month, iSc, •-—» NATION TODAY Tax Scandals 1 Probe Is One Way Street By JAMES MABLOW WASHINGTON W — So far the congressional investigation of tax scandals has bean a one-way street, even though it performed a public service with iti disclosures. The investigators—members at a Bouse Ways and Means Subcommittee—have checked on employes of the exclusive branch of the government and on civilians who have teen linked with tax cases. The committee has forced them to appear before it to answer questions in public bearings. But this committee did not do (he same kind of job when members of congress were involved. At least two house Democrats have been mentioned as either interfering in tha tax fraud prosecutions or taking an unusual interest in them. The committee did not force them to testify. The committee gave its own chairman, Hep. kind, California Democrat, special treatment when there were rumors he had interfered in a tax case in his own slate. He demanded his committee investigate. It did. It held hearings for ihree days and then gave King a clean bill o£ health. But the hearing was secret. So far as is known this committee has closed up shop on the present phase of its inquiries. It goes to San Francisco next month for an investigation out there. It may resume Washington hearings some months from now, possibly in a different field from the one it's been pursuing the past few weeks. Special treatment for congressmen by congressional committees is not unusual. It's the rule. When the rule is used in a case like the tax scandals the public gets less than a full investigation. The p/Ublic has benefited from this congressional investigation, but that does not excuse the committee from making a more thorough investigation than it did. LOOKING BACK Denton County's Yesteryears V FIVE YEARS AGO Joe Skiles of Denton wa» named assistant to the Attorney General of Texas by Attorney-General- Elect Price Daniel. At a meeting of the service and business meeting last night at the First Baptist Church, members voted unanimously to extend a call to Dr. Roger D. Hebard, pastor of the First Baptist Church at Harlingen. Plggly-Wiggly quoted Maxwell House coffee *t 45 cents per pound. TEN YEARS AGO Japs lashing hard at Luzon as fall of Hong Kong is believed near. Marriage licenses were issued to: Harry Lantz and Doris Pierce; F. D. Yancey and Katie Gilstrap. strap. Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Jack D. Arrington, 1122 Johnson, in the Denton Hospital and Clinic, Friday morning, a boy. TWENTY YEARS AGO Bronco cagers open season by grabbing double bill from Dallas Tech, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Philipps of Justin were in Fort Worth, Harwell Shepard underwent a tonsiiar ojreration Saturday morning. R. T. Haynie visited friends in Sanger. Miss Holly Brtle Gosney is visiting friends in Royse City. Garbo Leases Italian Villa CAPHI, Italy, Dec. 18 UB-Gret* Garbo has leased a rambling villa on a lofty mountain here—with fences reinforced to keep out the press. The residence, owned by Italian Countess Madina Arrivabene, overlooks the Mediterranean. The countess said she did not know when Miss Garbo, now In New York, would arrive. COMMUNITY CHEST BUDGET ANNOUNCED ODESSA W —Seven welfare agencies have shared a fourth of Odessa's Community Chest budget completed about a month ago. Ths goal of nearly $59,000 was raised in six weeks by 400 workers who received contributions from 3,138 people. This wa* Odessa's first community chest drive. Officials and workers expressed satisfaction today with the results. CfHtm .. .owrw; / ( <Mjni ' -^**^ Tu**d*y, (bomber, II, TfR BOYLE'S NOTEBOOK 1952 Leap Year Open Season On Unmarried Males Is Under Way By HAL BOYLE NEW YORK, (^—The 1952 leap year open season on the unmarried male has already begun. It was launched with the usual zany business of picking the ten "most wanted rof>n" In America— and a flurry of expert advice on how the average girl can pin the guy of her own choice with a matrimonial hammerlock. To an onlooker it would seem like it's going to be a rather confusing leap year. There is no agreement on who are the top ten material prospects. And as for how best to snare a husband, the "experts" contradict each other. One uays "be aggressive." One says, "be feminine and. dependent." Whom can a trusting young girl believe? Two lists of the ten most desirable bachelors have hit my desk and «hey add up to 20 men. Nobody made both lists. These are lucky ten named by Miss Ruth Marr, president of the Bachelor Girls of America: J. Edgar Hoover, FBI chief (he's on every year); Martin H. Kennelly mayor of Chicago; Elliot Lawrence, bandleader; John Ringling North, the circus man; Bobby Thomson, baseball hero; Montgom- HOLLYWOOD ery Clift, movie actor; Howard Hughes, industrialist (another hardy perennial); Ed Luckenbach, Jr., shipping heir; Ben Grauer, radio commentator; Sen. Warren Magnuson. But a poll of 500 professional models here by Helen Fraser, head of the Barbizon Modeling Sdiool, named these ten: Kirk Douglas, movie star; Henry Garrard, broad way actor; Kudolph Halley, television star and New York City Council president; Frank Farrell, Manhattan columnist; Milton Berle, another television figure; Steve Hannagan, press agent; Winthrop Rockefeller, businessman; Bernard Baruch, statesman; Count Albrecht Goertz, industrial designer; and Joe DiMaggio, the retired Yankee Clipper. My dictionary defines a bachelor as "a man who has not married," but it may be a bit old- fashioned. A glance at these lists shows they have several widowers or grass widowers. However, in leap year the girls can be excused for stretching their definition a bit to cover every possible target. But "Bobo" Rockefeller might reasonably object to 'having her husband, Winthrop, catalogued as a bachelor, even though they are living apart. < T& 'Francis" Picture Gets Expert Advice From Three-Star General '^ It Just Doesn't Make Sense, Does It?' THE LITERAKY GU1DEPOST Ouster's Last Stand Reconstructed To Show How Disaster Happened DOINGS By BOB PRICE LEGEND INTO HISTORY, The Custer Mystery, by Charles Kuhlman (Stackpole; $5} The publishers say KubJman put 16 years of "painfully slow" work into this analytical study o£ Custer's Last Fight It's a statement we can believe without strain. We haven't seen such thorough, painstaking literary detective work since Frank Maloy Anderson's "Mystery of A Public Man" in 1948. • Kuhlman has reconstructed the Battle of the Little Big Horn, of June 25, 1876, in which Maj. Gen. Goerge A. Custer and 225 men oJ the Seventh Cavalry met fabled deaths. He did it by assembling and weighing every possible bit o£ evidence. He has produced an exhaustive story of meticulous detail, even down to^uch minute as educing the spots where the leading actors In the drama died. Through this ardous task, he maintained complete objectivity. "Legend Into History" is cold, imbued, with none of the passion that even today inflames debate over Custer and his immortal fight against Indian hordes. The logic is equally calculating with sound reasoning for every conclusion. Some of the evidence offered !s new; much of the story of the battle, as Kuhlman has reconstructed it, has that status. This is particularly true of Custer's last hours, tta hours from which the legends BROADWAY sprang, nurtured by the fact that no white men survived to tell the tale. Kuhlman believes Custer might have avoided the battle, for, he says, the Indians were not looking for a fight. He argues that splitting the command into three groups—Custer's move that has provoked fevered controversy—was eminently sensible in the circumstances, necessary to seek out and locate a lurking enemy. lie cites geographical evidence to show that Custer must have seen Reno in action In the valley below the buffs along which he rode. He reconstructed Custer's movements as showing he anticipated that Reno and Benteen would join him, and argues that his own disaster traced in part to his efforts to faciliate their movement. Unfortunately, all this labor does not add up to an Interesting book for the general reader. Kuhlman saya frankly he lias aimed It "primarily to the readers who are already familiar with the chief sources and the more important narratives already available." Others are likely to bog down in a morass of words before they get one-third of the way through. Even so elementary an aid to understanding as a broad story of the battle action or the campaign Is omitted. It seems unjust arbitrarily to shut out the amateur from such fine fruits of research, especinlly by faults that easily could have been overcome. Members Of Playwrights' Families Sometimes Inspire Roles In Dramas By MARK BARRON NEW YORK Ml — The daughter of a playwright, especially when she is an actress herself, has some tough problems from a father an equally successful dramatist, have tried to avoid the charge of "nepotism". jrjs? iT et .b»rt admHs thaf *!,» mfde s^da^ffort? nct^'beln Diana Herbert is now a successful actress in the current play, "The Number," which should be enough of a flattering introduction. But she is slightly embarrassed because she where she might come into contact with her theatrical parents. She did a door-to-door selling job in the Bronx in New York and did sell four sets of waterless cook- 7: *" »3.80: TBLZPRONK 3O8O NOTICC TO PUBLIC t APT niutMum nO*aOat npon th» character. Kpatattaa or lUadlnc of an? Una. tfOtrtaua at corporation win b. gladly eomctcd upon being * Tfce pabUUMn an aot mpntalMn for wp» omMmi. typographical or «ay anteMntliUMI one* U*t occur other than to corrtct la u*«t all ttwIOMl AMOCIATED PRBSS to w* 10 * 1 "elwlwlr to the UM lor republlcttlon of »rlatM to thte onnptptr. u veil a. all tr new au- TODAVS BIRTHDAY TYRUS RAYMOND C 0 B B, born Dec. 18,1886, at Narrows, Ga., if one of baseball's "great!." Ho was a famous batter, batting above .400 three years and above .300 for 20 years. He was a great outfielder and bme-stealer. He played from 1905 to 1926 with the Detroit Tigers, sir years ot that time as player-manager, and from 1927 to 1928 with Uie Philadelphia Athletics. Blue", the latter now a hit. In both "Kiss and Tell" and "The Moon Is Blue" the ingonue, a young romantic blonde, is said to have an unusual resemblance to Miss Herbert in real life. And the critics are looking around to see if father Herbert did or did not find his inspiration for his character in his actress daughter. I am sure that PuliUer Prize dramatist Elmer Rice, who has & new play called "The Grand Tour" for Broadway, has one or two or three rolea in this drama which were inspired by his wife, actress Betty Field. He has written plays before in which Miss Field not only suggested the leading roles, but played them herself and she could because she is an excellent actress. But in Rice's "The Grand Tnur" there Is no place for Mrs. Rice. The story Is that of a spinster school teacher who has saved up a fortune in cash and now I* determined to do everything in lift for which she had always had a desire. Beatrice Straight is playing that role, and with the hesitant restraint that It needs. Both Miss Field, with husband Elmei- Rice such a successful play- Wright, and Miss Herbert, with her By E. J. HEAOLEE Oh yes, this OC is sttti a Rotarian. Some readers did not understand about us being guests of Dr. Harold Farmer and Shirley. You see, everybody has to pay for tickets to the Christmas party each year. This OC holds the only "Senior Active Classification" in the Denton club. That means that he will not, in the future, need any other classification to become a member of any Rotary Club in tie world. The classification previously held by him 5s now held by Wayne Swick. * * * o Dr. Wilson, well-known Odessa physician dropped by to see us, en- route home from Dallas. * * • * Mr. and Mrs. Hill Campbell, prominent Gainesville people, we at Hubbard Hal] enroute homo from attending the Joe Perkins Christmas party at The Methodist Home in Waco. * • • • ' Letter from Mrs. B. P. Adams, 6909 East Oklahoma Street, Tulsa, very good, and that she likes to have news of her many friends In Denton. Her husband, the late B. P. Adams, was for years a leading Denton citizen and was with the Federal Land Bank of Houston. They moved to Oklahoma when his health failed, three or four years ago. * • * • Dorris Harrison came in to see us. He teaches industrial arts in the E. M. Daggett school In Fort Worth; and is a member of our large M. P. Harrison family. He roomed Jane Martin, niece of Judge Jesse Martin, in Fort Worth, last summer. Dorris and Jane are going to Florida to visit her family during the holidays. Dorris is one of our finest boys. Ho has a master's degree from NTSC, and plans to do graduate work here next summer. * • • • Mrs. I,eo Swick was curious about her Christmas present. Nan, 7, said to her "I ain't gonna tell; but, it's kinda Ilka a purse." £« By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD U) — Here's one picture that should be getting expert technical- advice— from a three star general. He is Lt. Gen. Robert Eichelberger, veteran of both World Wars and commander of the Eighth C/.S. To Continue Formosa Policy WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 UH—The U. S. Fleet probably will continue to protect Formosa from invasion even if there is a truce in Korea. Despite recent speculation that an end to the fighting would necessitate the forming of a new policy toward the Nationalist Chinese island, officials say that American and Allied forces in the Korea- Japan area would have to be protected until a final political settlement was made. Until then, Formosa will continue to be a vital area on the southern flank of the U. S.-U. N. positions. Army in the Pacific during World War II. The general is in Hollywood as technical advisor on "Francis Goes to West Point." He seemed to bo enjoying his duties and was full of admiration for the talented mule. "This is kind of a lark," he smiled, -'but the Pentagon wanted to be sure the Point would be portrayed with dignity. So I was asked to come out here and act as technical advisor." Eichelberger is well qualified for the post, having been a commandant of West Point. He has been retired since 1947, although he has continued as advisor on affairs in the Far East, where he served 15 years, or one-third of his army career. Vitorio Gassman, who returned to his native Kaly after a whirlwind visit to Shelley Winters, denied rumors of a romance, but indications are otherwise. Shelley has been knitting a sweater for Vitorio. Shelley was ordering a set <A Italian language records. B '..'• . . 1 An'iw«r to Pr»vlou» Puutaj Radio Songstress EEEPEL, ISi*te|jtiaisi BOBIZOXTAL B Goddess of WShrtindlo .{£•*«*» gjoggj. B unit ox length 10 Actor <» b '> it Skin 17 Bewildered 18 Categories 20 Detain in port] 22 Money (slang): 23 New (comb. : form) 2 24 Spire 28 Barter 2 8? 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