Folklore by William Wade
him. a . They used to some they public-relations and the into group and to support a begun When orders way is FOLKLORE By WILLIAM WADE Debunking of the Piltdown man and of the Colossus of Rhodes, the latter being described as a "hollow sham", has now extended to other things. Grover Whalen, who retired a month ago after 35 years as official greeter of New York, denied that Mrs. John F. Hylan said 'You said a tnouthful, Queen" to the Queen of the Belgians on 3, 1919, when she was being welcomed to New York. A widely circulated story stated that the wife of New York's mayor made that remark in answei to the queen's compliment on the New York skyline. 'Mrs. Hylan was a lady of first water," Whalen said. "She was fluiet, spoke sparingly and would never insult anyone. That story spread all over the United States and could not be stopped. It was a great injustice to Mrs. Hylan, who was a very modesl and charming lady." Asked if "Queen Marie of Romania on Oct. "18, 1926, described him as the handsomest man she ever had seen, Whalen replied. "That is an exaggeration, beyond which I cannot help you. Queen Marie was a charming and a greater dancer. Helen W. Vincent) Astor gave a dance in her "home, and Queen Marie flipped up the rug and said: dance.' I had the pleasure." Another denial of a widespread belief has to do with the power of the so called Nazi "fifth column" during the war. Dr. Louis de Jong, carrying out a study for the International Council of Philosophic and Humanistic Studies reached the conclusion that "the German fifth column was a relatively subsidiary help to Germany military aggression. In only two nations, Poland and Yugoslavia, did the fifth column play an important role. There was no evidence that the vast accomplishments ascribed to the fifth column elsewhere are really iraputable to it." American Saying: The beginning of love is the end of wisdom.