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THE LOCK HAVEN EXPRESS Frank D. O'Reilly, Sr., President and Publisher ;, Rebecca F. Gross, Editor Frank D. O'Reilly, Jr., managing editor; John P. Wynne, news editor; Martha B. Zeigler, church and social editor; Colette C.Haag, city editor; Joseph M.Moran, sports editor Established March 1,1882 Our 66th Year Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation. — Math. 26: bl. No Ads For Violators Lest we be charged with inconsistency, The Express hereafter will pursue a policy which we have urged should be the rule of the Liquor Control Board. Recently we had occasion to protest against the practice of our State Board entrusted with the responsibility) of keeping in line those who have been granted licenses for j the sale or dispensing of beer or liquor. I That practice is to accept, if the Board so disposes, a' fine of $10 a-day for the period of time during which the 'Board has ordered a suspension of the license. DROPPING THE OTHER BOOT It is patent that those who have broken the law and after a hearing have been adjudged guilty will, in some cases, find it more profitable to pay the fine and remain in business than to accept a suspension of the license. Consequently, we feel, the suspension amounts in reality only to a relatively -slight financial tap on the pocketbook of the individual or organization. The incentive then may be created to make up that fine. One can well realize the temptation to restore the financial coffers by continuing the illegal operations which have brought about the suspension of the license. ; Since we think this is not right, we shall conform to our own viewpoint by a regulation that will not be ameliorated-or set aside by a "fine-them rather than suspend" policy. The Express will no longer accept advertising copy! from any licensee against whom a suspension has been! ordered by the Liquor Control Board. Whether or not that] suspension is carried out by the Board will make no difference to us. The offender will have no right of access to out- advertising columns from the time the suspension of the license has been ordered and for the period of suspension which the Liquor Control Board has set. This decision will apply to the two local cases in which suspension had been ordered, effective December 5, for periods of 30 and 50 days. Drew Pearson Says Rep. Cox Chalks Up New Record Inside The U.S Script Steattng Of Just Getting, is Out Of Air By HAL BOYLE NEW YORK, (AP) — Wyliss Cooper is helping a lot of kids through college—and he doesn't like it. His doctor tells him he shouldn't g»t excited, but every- time) Cooper thinks about how the .students are milking him his blood pressure goes up like an Arizona thermometer in August. Here is how enterprising young scholars across the land capitalize on Cooper, author of "Quiet, Please," a weekly half- hour dramatic show on the Mutual network: '.'They write in fan letters to the network saying they enjoyed the program and asking for a copy of the script. When they get it, they stick in a few 'he saids' and 'she saids' and 8—Lock Haven (Pa.) Express, Wednesday, Dee. 17, 1947 The Qpod Old Doys Do You Remember Start Of Compulsory Education? Fifty Years Ago The : first movement towards enforcing compulsory education by invpking the aid of the law was made by the School Board when ' attendance officers appeared before Alderman Anthony ajnd gave information against two persons for non-attendance at school of their children. Misses Sallie and Blanche Good, daughters of George S. Good, entertained at a progressive euchre party, after which refreshments were served and music was provided. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Geary, Mrs. B. Rush Petriken, Mrs. Percy Carskaddon, Mrs. Lewis turn it into their English classes Nich ols, the Misses Weymouth, • • - •- • Sherrick, O' Conner, Dunn, ............... „,„.. „„ Bridgens and Kress, and Messrs. have energy or brains enough w - A - Simpson, Jr.. Harry Geary, to change the names of the ! s - G - Williamson, J. S. O'Conner, Richard and Guy Furst, Thomas as original themes. "Most of them don't even and Clarence ayeS ' Weymouth and v lears A S° A trolley car struck a sled on characters." What angers Cooper and other' big-time radio writers even more than this collegiate petty larceny is "the plagiarism extant in radio itself today— i which was seated a boy who by people on small waffle-iron j had been coasting down Linden stations who ask for scripts of St., across the trolley tracks, your shows, then change them j The sled was hurled to the side only slightly and broadcast \ of the street but the boy escaped them as your own." | injury. He said many broadcasters: were beginning to combat this! Carlson, the florist, has "idea thievery" by curtly refus-! erected a modern hot house at ing mostly pleas for program ; Greenwood, west of the Normal scripts. j School and has abandoned his Normally genial except when; hot houses on West Water St. people are trying to get a freej hitchhike, from his f creative 1 Officers of St. Luke's Re- labors, Cooper is a short, chub- • formed Sunday School have tlemen on Capitol Hill and is | fence." Great majority of the; by, friendly man of 48 who spe-j been elected as follows: Super - We feel that-when a beer or liquor license is granted, a very definite statement of the law should be given to the recipient and at the same time a stern warning issued that any violation will bring about a suspension that will stick, or, indeed, a revocation. If the Liquor Control Board disclaims that method as not required by the present law, we say the board is delinquent in not seeking legislation to stop these loopholes which, the board must realize, permits the offenders to pay up and try to get it back in ways best known to themselves. In these days when perhaps the individual will seek to ordain his own life within the bounds of good citizenship, he is inclined, we fear, to let administration of our public affairs of the nature about which we have complained go on their peaceful way. That attitude is much easier than to stand up and be counted in the fight for the right. At least The Express is endeavoring in this step to keep clean its own procedure as well as to be numbered, without any holier-than-thou attitude, among the many who want to see a punishment that fits the crime in our own community when a license-holder violates or flaunts the law. genuinely liked by his colleagues. However, the gentleman from Georgia has now chalked up a and New England slates. Second Senator Ivcs, a red- new record. He had the auda- | h . ot Dewey . man - was olle of the corny pattern. IA\~»*^UW*U. .*.i.i_.Aii^.uL>iii,i4.uuci— , . . «•-..•.». ^- £*».,..%,....... ivAiiici , ui CJcLoUi cl XbUUtrlu -taleOn city during a recent trip to Ger _ , Uiree speakers, the others being | It is lone iy, exacting work, I librarian, Edward T Miller "°" maolll lead "' ' | many to place himself squarely j ion record against the U. S. 1 paries nauecK 01 mcaana ana; sive a p ic t u re to the ear rather j orgajiist f or primary depart: i Army's de-Nazification program.' Dew ^ himse f. House Speaker j Umn the eye . j f* Miss SophTschadt i Back when the Battle of the Joc Marlln ' thull S h P«esent. did! - M y definition of a writer is! P aatl ! Bulge was still fresh in people's: ™>t speak Coudcrt acted asi ! minds, no one would believe | that three years later a U.'S.: toastmaster. Ives, who was put in the Sen- Congressman would be touring i ale by , Dcwey , and , has turne , d 'ledge. For a quarter of a cen-: marriage of Robert Scott Kiit of • rich Co. in Akron. • Germany, preaching that Nazis were the best of the Ger! mans after all. the -.01- I uut to be an A-l choice, made . However. Georgia's patriot of al£0 ciruve some hammer blows jn all broke Qut with nigh . P snanhnv. traWlin-r thvnnob for U^ty solidarity in the com- nr =,, prt __ nsp •the soapbox, traveling through. . .. . . , 'Germany with a concessional! ! n S campaign-solidarity, which. • : subcommittee, was so critical of i the : that program Other Editorial Viewpoints Trade Is Two-Way (The New York Times) Under'-Secretary of State Lovett has made a vigorous and ef- these economic truths: (1) We cannot hope to sell abroad unless we buy abroad. (2) We do fective reply to criticism of the not impoverish ourselves or in tariff cuts accepted by this na- any way injure our national in- tion at Geneva, as part of the agreement reached there for an all-round lowering of trade barriers. "The plainest fact of economic life today," Mr. Lovett asserts, is that, in addition to the necessity for sending goods for we are all consumers) and at the terests, when we buy from foreign nations useful products at satisfactory prices. (3) Rather, by this method, we bring a larger supply of goods within reach of the American consumer (and reconstruction, the greatest assistance which we can render to world economic recovery is the opening of our markets to an increased import trade so that once recovery of production begins abroad jt will not be stopped by lack of markets. An increased volume of international trade and especially increased imports by the United States are essential to recovery, and it is no exaggeration to say that this country's peace and security depend on that recovery." We think this is an accurate and sober statement. We think, . too that public opinion in this country is moving steadily toward general acceptance of They Take Big Answers (The Christian Science Monitor) A competent preview of the President's Air Policy Commission's coming report forecasts it will urge a vast five-year program for developing American air power which would cost billions. And President Truman has again let it be known that he will press for Universal Military Training. To a Congress, at once pressed by the logic of events to provide for European aid and recovery and by vocal citizens and businesses to reduce taxes, such news must seem like cruelty to animals. Yet it will do no good to look wishfully away from the hard facts of today's world. No informed and responsible American sees war as imminent or inevitable. But it is one of these hard facts that for the foreseeable jtuture the conditions that make for peace depend pretty heavily on the United States' ability to render ' war too dangerous and unprofitable for anyone to start. Not even exclusive possession ef the atom bomb makes it in "absolute" weapon. And it is a limited weapon without an air same time we make available to foreign nations a larger supply of American dollars which can,' and in the long run must, be used for the purchase of our own products. It is fair to ask, of course, that the transition from a high- tariff regime to a policy of freer trade be effected by reasonable stages and with adequate study of the immediate impact of such a policy on specially situated industries. But here Mr. Lovett insists that the agreements made at Geneva were preceded by thorough preparation and long and careful consideration and the record supports his statement. dc - Nazification it Dinbarras.-od his col- ' leanue.'i. Fvon in front uf G?r- ; man officials, Gene did nut ; hesitate to criticize the Army's honor. "A political race i.s like h»r.-:t- race,- Ivc:, asserted at prefers radio writin i one puint nemaie to cnucize me A rmvs-~—< in his rousing address.; nated the NBC "Lights Out" months ago. Soon he goes to Doncvof kick InsTut N-i'?Oer-'" You calVt wm without una-! mystery series and also wrote the Department of the Army as policy 01 KlChing OUI IN<UI uer ..... : sp.nrps nf NRH "Armv Hour" i m*r ~r ci~a force that can get it on its target. When possession is no longer exclusive, an air force in readiness, second -to none, becomes a must. 'Even the enthusiast, Major de Seversky, sees "pushbutton" warfare a long way off. Therefore, American military power in being, to continue as a force for peace, must possess the potential of waging a World War II kind of war (ground forces and all), while, at the same time, experimenting and building for some guided missile era. American civilian air needs have not supported the plane industry at safe military levels. The only nation with which the United States must keep in balance doesn't worry about buyer demand. If! it wants military planes, it justj builds them. We offer no blanket endorsement of the Air Policy Commission's report—it .hasn't even | been issued—nor of any one, plan of citizen military train- i ing. We do seize this chance to i remind Americans that in these: days of unprecedented problems they must be open minded toward answers on an equally unprecedented scale. V. F. W. HONORS PEARSON In what it described as an "unprecedented award" the Veterans of Foreign wars last week gave a national-leadership citation to Drew Pearson, the Lock Haven Express columnist, for "outstanding service in the planning and administration of the Friendship train and the Friend Ship." The award was presented by H. N. Hensley, adjutant general of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, who read the following citation: "In recognition of the outstanding service performed in the planning and administration of (he Friendship Train and the Friend Ship, the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the Vnit- cd States awards this citation for national leadership to Drew Pearson, and offers its sincere appreciation for this humanitarian achievement. We believe that Drew Pearson has made a valuable contribution to the welfare of the people of Europe and to the peace of the world. "As an unprecedented ev- pression of the understanding and sympathy of America for the starvation and suffering of the victor and vanquished alike of Europe, the Friendship Train and the Friend Ship will provide aii important part of the immediate, practical aid so desperately needed for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of this war - torn area of the world." * * * WASHINGTON—Congressman Eugene Cox of Georgia ranks first in a lot of things. ^ _ He is one of the best poker j nothinf more than a "friendly". New York governor 'proceeded players in Congress. He is the i testimonial with no accent on. to get in some hot licks against only man in Congress ever rec-' ommended for criminal prosecution by officials of the Justice Department, but not indicted. He also has the record of having more relatives on the payroll than any other congressman. But despite this. Gene can be one of the most charming gen- banqueters were from Eastern dalizes ln radl ° drama, an art < intendent, Harvey P. Robb; which he thinks many writers; assistant superintendents now abuse "by trying to cut | CharlesW. Schadt and Thomas their stories in the same old j w. Bittner; secretary, Claude S Miller; treasurer, Robert Breon; , , , er lead "' I this framing phrases tuned to i organist, Miss Stella Wagner-' a anci My definition of a writer is a man who hates to write,"! T,,,«,.4,, v < ! Cooper said. j Twenty Years Ago He speaks with bitter know-; Invitations are out for the this city and Miss Mildred Carson of WUliamsport. Mr. Kift has been city engineer for a number of years. A large audience enjoyed » Christmas play presented by the pupils of the Robb School, under the direction of Miss Josephine Robb and Miss Harriet White. Those having leading roles were Margaret Diem, William Ulp, Jack Hetrick, Dorothy Sheet! and Mary Kress. Five Years Ago Despite the fact that some states are permitting the sale of horse meat because of the shortage of beef, Pennsylvania not only bans the sale of horse flesh for human consumption but the state meat hygiene act specifically says it is "unwholesome and unfit" to eat. Harold C. Smith, enroute home in his car, was stopped by a group of boys in Straubtown Despite the repeated sounding of his horn the boys refused to move and when Smith got out of his car one boy hit him in the eye with a large cinder. Smith was scheduled to leav« for Army induction tomorrow, One Year Ago That the city will install 192 additional parking meters in the next four months, bringing the total number of meters her* to 308, was the decision when City Council met. Plans for servicing a record number of planes here at,Cub Haven airport were completed at a meeting between R. F. Templeton, aviation representative of the Gulf Oil Companies, and Henry Warm, airport manager. A record visitation of private flyers plan to go through here enroute to Florida during the Gulf Air Tour. Charles H. Caldwell, formerly of Mill Hall, has been appointed manager of advertising and promotion for. the B. F. Good- ; .tury he has been putting clean : ll clear th nl he xvas 0 " 1 to win; white sheets of paper into hisi Veterans Guide su PP° rt for &° v ernor Tom He tcwrlter and ullin them out " vuiue typcwrlter and pulling them out priced prose. he lei', no doubt, could be attained by backing the guest of He wrote "Son of Franken- Bradley Did Well stein" and several "Mr. Moto" a scripts for the movies, but he ; mans and replacing them withi nlmltj 'I democratic Germans. • Tne | "It seems to me." Cox i congressional colleagues, "that | the good Germans were the 1 Nazis who were loyal to the : government which the United States recognized at that time (the Hitler government i, not those who were disloyal." i scores of NBC "Army Hour' York senators let! scripts in wartime. told his listeners guess that Dewey j "I" 1935 l wrote 18 snows a was unquestionably the "right week for a horse." for 1948. Chief of Staff. That, of course, is General was unquesnonaoiy me "ngnt, «•««• '«> °- ?;, rnv. t • ; trator of veterans' affairs. horse" for 1948 stuff, he said. That required, Dewev. when'called upon to an output, of better than 30,000, I haye_no> big announcement sueak Xl-o stressed the "una- words every seven days, each i to m »ke today, he told report- nr" v' then'e He illustrated' conceived in pain and delivered, ers **• a press conference three IU.ll.1. 1 , II1L1I.L. -lie 1J1 U311 <LOl*u r- luooL-c nrm Note — Congressmen travelin" it by lelling-about his meetings \vitri the GOP leaders in the New York Legislature every • oe — ongressen with Cox reionedt at he Sunday night when the Legis- he rents for the purpose wiin uox lepoiica mat inc ..... _____ ° _____ retailor! hnw a fripnri nnc.e. Nazis had not changed. They lal " re was in session. were sorry that they lost the " Wc make unanimity a reh- war but not sorry they had started it. Rion, Dewev declared. "If By MAJ. THOMAS M. NIAL | thusiastic reformer. It prob- He started one of his toughest ably disheartened Bratley, but He origi- assignments two years and four,'' never got the best of him. It might have, If only =bj sheer weight of numbers Everything in the VA is registered by millions. When hi took over there were 2,700,00t World War II veterans. Now 14,600,000 are the direct responsibility of the VA. When Bradley became VA administrator 38,000 ex - service people were in all kinds of education and training under the GI Bill and P. L. 16. Today about 2,800,000 veterans are in .. :l j schools and colleges and job- training situations under those year all original ' Omar Bradley ' former adminis > ear -all oiigmal tratr Qf veterans , affah . s _ hay_e no big announcement anguish | weeks ago. , 'cooper now writes in a small; A score of Washington news"• Greenwich Village hotel room i men were sitting at a long table there is one" dissenter among. all writers get at times. recalled how a friend once tried ! ,.,,.. to help Bob Benchley out of i medical director, who were the periodic creative paralysis: tmg side by side. ... . , , . Rrari PV «;ac n Bradley was right when he DEWEY'S CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED mcie i, uiit- ui^fiufi amuug -. .„'. fold Ben ch i e v to sit d own said he had no big announce- us on an important issue facing: He tola uencniey 10 sit au\\n, 1Tia i,o thaf riau rt wa= the Legislature— and we don't and write the word 'the 1 on a nient to make that day. It was me L,egiMd.i,uie aim \\e cuii i, ,, anpr . nn rl the rest already known that he would * was aree-we ostone ac- , sheet of papei and 1 the lest * ways agree-we postpone ac VA G. O. P. Representative Fred- Uon for another week and then I you d be eas} -. Coopei smiled. , -tr to et toether for the fol- * ny t I been accurately guessed that for two hours. Then he typed i Hawley was planning to . •hell with if-and got up and turn over to some one else the ' job of keeping VA's medical program at the high level he eric R Coudert of New York u ~y to S et together for the fol- certainly had his tongue in his ; ^ vln S Sunday." cheek when he glibly told re-! - • • porters that the big dinner he, DEWEY SLAPS MARSHALL threw for Gov. Tom Dewey was, with this as an opener, the nothinf more than a "friendly" New York governor proceeded veterans were slow in getting has worked so hard to achieve testimonial with no accent on. to get in some hot licks against i tneir veterans Administration j So tne P ress conference, the politics. \ the administration's handling i c i lec ks' when co'le^es opened j last one Bradley held as head Here is what actually hap-• O f foreign aid—particularly the i was that government checks can I of tne VA > was not on the sur ' pened. First the guest list— j omission of China from the j not De forwarded from one ad-! face a dramatic occasion. Brad- about 100 Republican House; 5597,000.000 interim-relief bill dress to another This is a 1( > v sim " lv sai(1 that Hawlev's members and one senator, Irving : now before Congress. In fact,! long-standing Post Office rule. Ives of New York—was care- Dewey so emphasized China | However, the Veterans Admin- two jobs. Another 212,000 either have completed or discontinued their training. But's that's only a part of the story. At the same time that millions of service people wer« getting discharged the VA wai acquiring thousands • of em- ployes to handle the tremendous amount of work. The 68,000 employes in the VA when Bradley took over have almost tripled today. Each one fully culled from among the that some speculated as to how i is t ra tj 0 n' acted quickly to cut members of Congress who are great the Chinese vote is in New ^ ovra the number of veterans either friendly to Dewey's prcs- York City. idential campaign or "on Strange As It Seems _the Citing China's friendship" with fOHN STOW'" A WEAUTMY MEECHANT WHO eeoucEO WIMSELF TO POVERTY IN WEITIN5 *A SU8VEYOPUJMDON"" LI CENSE TO BEG JAMES I PffVMEMY MffNS FIRST WHKTlMS ristrator who comes to the - THE TELEPHONE IS THE EES'JUT OP MOPE THAN 18,000 INVENTIONS/ 8SO WEBBS ffSO/ ..WHEN FALCONS WERE USED TO INTERCEPT CAK0SR PIGEONS AT THE SIEGE OP ANTIOCH ... States, Dewey declared that it was inconceivable that China should be left out of the aid plan unless you considered the "incompctency" of the officials directing the aid p r o g r a m. While he did not mention Secretary of State Marshall by name, his jabs obviously were aimed at Marshall. Dewey explained that his remarks did not necessarily mean that he supported the Chiang Kai-shek Nationalist govern! mcnt, but rather the "Chinese people." "I have a deep and abiding faith in them (the Chinese people)," he asserted. "If we think in terms of a united world, it can't be done without China." ,Note — When Rep. Charles Halleck of Indiana spoke, he referred to Congressman John worst nicl>Je nurser Jn Congress, as "Generous John." CAPITAL CHAFF Of late, U. S. Army's Walter Reed Hospital has been doing a fine job deevloping artificial limbs. But .after repeated invitations, the doctors are still ; unable to persuade Secretary i of the Army Kenneth Royall to visit his prosthetic development laboratory . . . Ex-Senator Hale of Maine, staunch Republican, tells friends that the only way the Republicans can win is with Eisenhower .,, The reason some • i not receiving their checks. On "history of Oct 31 _ the number was 207,607. the United Oll Nov . 10. the "unchecked" vets had dropped to 10,230 . . . When Edward Mansur. Jr., of; press for having given its sym- Jefferson City. Mo., was about pathetic support" during his ley simply said that Hawley's resignation had been accepted reluctantly and that he didn't know who might take Hawley's these new employes had to be trained from scratch. The entire insurance business, one of the biggest in the world, had to be decentralized from New York to 13 branch offices. These tasks took real pa- r.iiuw \viiu liiigiit bant; j.i^wicj' o ,. . __ ,. j. place. He said that would be £ en . c f' both °" l he up to Carl Gray, the new ad- Bradley and on the part of us t «t™ .nd - ofhis, Bradley thanked the to try out for reading clerk of the Senate. Senator Kem of Missouri advised him: "Bellow as you have never bellowed before." Mansur did, and got the job. _ THE LOCK HAVEN EXPRESS Published dally except Sunday, by the Lock Company, Haven ?,-ank Express Printing O'Reilly. Sr.. president; Sarah O'R. Lorla. vice president: Rebecca F. Gross, secretary • treasurer: Frank D. O'Reilly. Jr.. assistant secretary-treasurer. Entered at the Lock Haven. Pa.. Post Office, as Second CUss Mall Matter. Subscription rates — Sinflle copy, 5 cents: by carrier. 24 cents a week: by mail In Clinton County wn«re carrier service Is available. 24 cents a week: elsewhere In Clinton County and Pennsylvania, 75 cents a month. $9 per year: outside Pennsylvania. $1 a month. $12 oer year. MOPFY/Vff- tour of duty with the VA andi be plenty for ask d^hr reported if" t£re Gray to do when he becomes ,,,o,.= ••„„„ n,,cfi n v,c •• administrator on Jan. 1, but were "any qustions. There were only two or three. Bradley, who always looks a little on the shy side, smiled. "I'm surprised you're letting me off so easy," he said. And there, if you're looking for it, was the drama in the press conference. When General Bradley came, to the VA he was placed in thej The temperature of Carlsbad muddle of a hot spat that could I Caverns, New Mexico, remains have disheartened the most en- at a 56 degrees fahrenfeit. the good work which Bradley did is plain as spinach. Proof of it was the lack of Questions from inquisitive newsmen that day. Astrakhan, a lamb fur, comes from the Russian city on the Caspian Sea. YULE'S M^ RULES From the American Red Cross In recommending Yuletide safety precautions, the American Red Cress points out that more people are killed in December than in any other month. ThU toll CAN bt reduced If 7«u remember that: 1 A revolving door can bewnw beUJgerent under pressune. It sons*. times will Strike back «nd kn^jk you out Vhen H'» rudely pushed. 2 A stairway can whisk yo j downward faster than an express elevatof If you're careless ... and no one calls the floor when you land. 3 The space between two parked ears makes a sandwich, of safety vision when you step from the curb to cross. the street And thats food for thought. 4 You can learn to fly through the air with the greatest of ease by disregarding the red light at busy intersections and cross walks. 5 Forest fires can often be staged right in your living room if you us« Christmas tree lights and extension cords which do not carry the Underwriters Laboratorie. label A.d infla/nmable decorationi will brighter the blaze. g A rolling toy gathers no moss, but it collects victims quickly if left to Rs own devices on stair steps and waxed floors. _