Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on March 24, 1952 · Page 6
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PAGJ! SIX ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH MONDAY, MARCH 24, Editorial Night Town Meeting Might Attrnft Crowd Holding annual town meeting *t niflht, » «tep suggested fo- adopHon in Alton township, might provide * partial answer 10 the pr««nt inability of many voters to attend brc.une they c.mnot Ic.ive their work in the afternoon. Much h.i< been <-iit' in criticism of the HVCHRC Minll attendance at town meetings and the apparent neglect of elector* to turn out for these sessions »i which town .tppropri- •tions are set up JIK! taxes levied. As a matter of fact, however, many voters are to t certain extent disenfranchised because they cannot take time from employment to participate in town meetings. Thus the sparse attendance is no actual proof of a lack of voter interest in town affairs; it may instead point to t fauft in the town meeting system itself. A recent University of Illinois bulletin (Local Governmental Notes of Feb. 14) makes a number of suggestions for promotion of citi/.cns interest in the annual town meetings, and one of the things it proposes i.« a test of night instead of afternoon meeting hours. The annual town meeting, under the •general statute provision, must be held at 2 p.m. iDut by a statute amendment of 1949, electors now' 'have the right to change the meeting time to any fothcf hour. "In areas where most of the people '•work between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. it might b« advisable to try an evening meeting," the university bulletin suggests. Supervisor Walter is one who believes the electors .'.might favor an evening town meeting, and he has proposed that when electors assemble in city hall for their coming annual session on the afternoon of Tuesday, April 1, they use that opportunity to decide whether an evening town meeting be tried out for their next regular session irj April of 19t). Walter points out that in this d.iy of round the clock work shifts, there would be some voters cut off from attending a town meeting no matter at what hour it might be called, bur that in any event it might be well to give an evening meeting a try. It is well known that.husbands and wives often go to the polls together to vote, whether or not they, vote exactly alike or not. Maybe husbands would take their wives to an evening town meeting — or what is more likely maybe the better-halves would see to -it that their husbands so did. One of the interesting things about Alton town meetings —> even when sparsely attended — is the relatively large proportion of women present and the interest they manifest in the proceedings, Little Hints oil How To Smear Opponents It'll be open season on politicians 1 from April 8 to next November. The campaigning will be rough and those who survive the fall general election will b« wiser than they arc today. In order to expedite matters, we here offer a few suggestions to candidates under the title, "How to Practice Character Assassination." Politicians, according to an old adage, have one to three weaknesses — women, liquor or gambling. I i'st find out which weakness yruir opponent has. Then place temptation in his way. When he strays from the straight and narrow path of virtue, send out whisperers to tell the voters abjut it. In the old days, a common way to eliminate politician* —and maybe newspiper editors — as to come stomping into your opponent's office, brandishing a ,4f revolver and cussing everybody in sight. Then -hoot your opponent. Do not dcpcrx' on some newfangled me'bods of electioneering. Don't imagine the voters will be stampeded into joining a trumped-up bandwagon. If the polls show a candidate is a cinch, take the guy on the other side and you've got .1 sure winner. ff a candidate is honest, intelligent, capable, a person of integrity, he doesn't stand a chance if his name sounds sneaky. If a crook has an innocent face, he will win » place at the trough. It might be pointed out the n.ost effective method to assassinate an opponent's cl ,'cter in a political race is to employ the power of suggestion. Make an insinuation about his character and leave the rest up to your hearer's imagination. Something like this — "Did you know what they say about so-and-so in Clobbertown? No? Well, I'm not one to spread the rumor, so I will just let it drop." Sometimes it's better to poison your opponent. If he refuses a drink of the stuff, offered in a friendly fashion, of course, you can always stick a dagger in his back just below the left shoulder blade. Chinese and Indian torture methods are not recommended in the campaigns this season as they may not be effective in removing the candidate com- plctly from the race. Candidates with burning bamboo shoots sticking out from under their fingernails may win sympathy votes. If all else fails, you can kidnap your opponent's dearly beloved grandmcther and force her to write a public letter revealing her grandson hates babies, dogs and secretly is an unAmcrican Buddhist spy for the Himalayan filbert-growers' lobby. So They Say... The ethical standards of a public official will be determined primarily by his own Instincts as to what Is and Is not proper. If he does not know that It Is Improper for him to accept n gift., no finding or supervision by n commission will educate him. —Commerce Sec. Charles Sawyer. Today a false order of political bondage and economic oppression has baen Imposed upon hundreds of millions of people. These enemies , . . find justice, strangely In the coercion, rather than th« content, of the governed.—Tom C. Clark, Justice, Supreme Court. Side Glances fly fialbrmUh Pearson's Merry-Go-Round Arms Production a Mess WASHINGTON, March 24. — Defense Mobilizer Charles E. Wilson, the man chiefly in charge of rearming the nation, has written a lo.Uer to Sen. Lyndon Johnson of Texas, so far confidential, giving the shocking admission that he has no schedule for the armament program, This is the equivalent of running a railroad without a timetable. And It points to the probability that the President will have to get a new mobiliznlidn chief or else lei arms production continue in its present bogged-down, helter-skelter condition. When Wilson -flew to Key West last December to discuss the arms program with President Truman, lie told the press that arms production "was right up to our own schedules" and increasing at the rale of $1,000,000,000 a month. But Sen. Johnson, chairman of the Senate preparedness subcommittee, doubted this. He had previously warned that production was lagging, which was one reason Wilson made his hurried trip to Key West. So, following Wilson's statement, Sen. Johnson wrote the mo- bilizcr and asked the pointed question: "What nre your production schedules?" On Keh. 21, Mobilixer Wilson replied in a brief, but .revealing, letter. Slightly paraphrased, it rend: "I presume you are referring to my statement to the press at Key West. . . The word 'schedules' was not meant to be taken literally . . . As a result, my meaning was misunderstood, I meant to say that Hie military production Is keeping up to my expectations."' In this confession, Wilson revealed the amazirtg fact that he has no military production goals. He also revealed the basic reason why aluminum is now "running out of our ears," and why there is so much steel on hand that the steel Industry privately would just as soon have a strike In order to use up the surplus. In other words, new raw-material plants were set. up without any coordinated scheduling with military production, I'»RKl»K Arms On top of this, the military program is bogged down far worse than the public realizes. To illustrate, here nre some shocking facts that the enemy already knows about, but which the American people don't: (1,> In Korea today the Communists nre firing twice as many artillery rounds as we are. Obviously they are well supplied, while our troops have to hold buck. In fact, we are so short of shells (hnt the army lias given shells priority over anything else. (2.1 The only jet fighter piano we have equal to the Russian MIC, is the F-86 Sabrcjet. Yet Russia is now producing MIGS at the rate of X r >00 a year while we are producing Sttbrojets at the rate of only 200 n year. In other words, Russia is outproducing us nt the rate of 18 to 1. CU According to our estimates, the combined airplane production of the United Slates, England, T. M. «H- U. I. Ml. Off. tfi. 1MJ t( NC* ItrrlM. Int. "I don't like that new driver—since he started, the school bus is always right on time!" Answers To Questions —B W IMSKI/V— A reader can get the answer to any question of fact by writing The Telegraph Information Bureau, 1200 Kyo Street, N. W., Washing' ton 6, D.C1. ricuae enclose three (8) cents (or return postage. Q. Aro the majority of divorces uncontested? G. Z. A. Yes. In the United States about 85 percent of divorces nre uncontested. Frnncr, and all other NATO countries is not equal to Russian plane production and will not be for another year. (4.) Russia now has a combat air force of 20,000 planes, over half of them up-to-the-minute jots. Probably we have a bigger total force when it comes to bombers and transport plaftes, but we are about 50 percent below Russia when it comes to combat planes and jet fighters. (5.) Russia has about 10,000 planes in mothballs, ready for an emergency. We have only 8000 planes in mothballs, ami since we have run out of spare parts of these older planes, we are now cannibalizing the mothball planes in order to gel parts. (G.I Wo have sent Europe less than half the military supplies we] promised one yonr ago. NATO was | organized on the theory that Ku-' ropo would supply the men, we i | would supply the materiel. ! | Hut though we have supplied men ! — despite a huge unemployment i problem in some parts of Europe— j wo have fallen down on supplying i planes, tanks, weapons. It is ourj recent about-fuce and the demand that Europe supply more materiel that has disrupted European economies and led to the government crisis in France. These are some of the facts that the American public doesn't realize; also why American industry suddenly finds itself with surplus aluminum and some surplus steel at u time when materials were supposed to he tighter than ever. (Copyright, 1952) Q y How soon after a NSLI dividend Is declared can a veteran be expected to receive n check? F. M. J. " . •*. A. The Veterans Administration Insurance Division says that NSW dividend checks are usually mailed within 3 months of the anniversary date of the policy. Q. What portion of the cost of a $2000 automobile Is taxes? T, W. A. It has been estimated that a car incurs 206 separate taxes between the raw materials stage and the time It reaches one's garage. In a $2000 cur about $400 represents taxes. Q. How did the Influenza epidemic of World War I compare with other great epidemics in the world's history? R. J. A. A, The 1918 epidemic is said to rank next to the plague of A. D. 542 and the Black Death Of the 14th century in violence. Total deaths were placed' at 21,642,280, ot which nearly 16 million were in Asia. MIRROR OF YOUR MIND By LAWHENCK UOUIJ) PH,yclioli>ulnt books out of the bookcase, for example) that he doesn't know svhat is expected of him and in despair oil her does nothing at all or docs the opposite of what you tell him. The same is true of the moody and apparently rebellious adolescent. Pulled in different directions by his parents, schoolteachers and playmates and finding he cannot please everybody, he "gives up" ami just balks. •'t''*-^ Can you "uiie your hu'k"? Answer: Not In any sciontilic sense. So far as pure hu-k or chance Is concerned, a pilot is as likely to come homo sate from his hundredth mission as I rum the lirst and the golfer who has made a hole-in-one today has the same chance of making another tomorrow. Yoy start fresh each time that you start over. But if taking chanc- Answer: Not a two-year-old at es arouses your fears, your "nerv- any rate, says Dr. Katharine, M. ous tension" may well build up over Banham, Duke University Psy- a series of ..escapes from danger chologist in Mental Hygiene. He until it makes you unwittingly re- is confused and discouraged. He lax your precautions and let your may be anxious to please you but attention wander. Unconsciously now that he is able to move around you may even feel you might as by himself, he does so many tilings well have the accident you dread out of sheer curiosity tor which he ani| "get the suspense over," is scolded or punished (pulling (Copyright. 1952, King Featur«» £}ndic»tf. a stubborn child being naughty? be 1111 harrier'.' Answer: Yes. says Victor droves in his boook, "The Language Bar." Because its vocabulary has so many and such varied sources from old English to Fivnch, Latin and Greek. English is much harder to learn even for a child of English-speaking parents than a relatively unmixed tongue like Herman. As a result, educated people come to speak a language which the "uninstructed minority" simply cannot understand and the information given in "high-brow" books and magazines never gets past the Language barrier and is relatively wasted. More and better language teaching svill aid national unity and cooperation. Inc.) Q. Has any state ever made provision for compulsory voting? H. J. A. The Constitutions of Massachusetts and North Dakota permit the legislature to pass laws on compulsory voting but no action has beei\ taken. Q. What Is (lie greatest height that has been reached by a mountain climber? V. McM. A. U is 26,496 ft., the top of Mt. Annnpuvna In the Himalayas, which was reached by the French Ivxpeclilion in 1950. Q. Is all the penicillin now in use obtained from the original quantity produced by Sir Alexander Fleming, its discoverer? H. H. A. No. ,Up to 1943 all penicillin produced wns derived from Fleming's original strain, but in that year, In Illinois, a mold growing on n cantaloupe found in a Peoria market was.tested, and eventually produced 10 times as much penicillin as the original. Q. What Is the world's dally production of oil? I. N. A. The United States produces about 6 million barrels a day and the rest of the world, excluding the Soviet Union, nearly 5 million barrels a day. Russia's production -is estimated at less Ih.-m a million barrels a day. Q. From what airfield did Amelia Karhart start on her ill-fated trip? n. j. s. A. Miami Municipal Airport. On June 1, 1937, Amelia Earhart, with Captain Frederick Noonan ns copilot, took off on a flight around the world. The last radio message, July 'J, stntiHl that the plane was over l he Pacific. Plane and pilots were given up for lost on July 18th. A bronze plaque honoring Miss Karhart was placed on the field and dedicated January 6, 1939. Q. What material has the highest kindling temperature or what material will take the highest amount of heat before it svlll burn? T. 13. A. The National Bureau of Standards says, assuming that burning means combining with oxygen while giving off an actual blaze, three metals all have melting points above 4000 degrees F. They are: tantalum, tungsten, molybdenum. Q. Who holds the world's title in trapshooting? A. J. E. A. Arnold Riegger, who broke 966 out of 1000 targets for the overall championship: and 38S out of 400 for the all-round title. Life or Death Driver's Choice At Rail Tracks 25 and 50 Years Ago Q. How far south do icebergs drift in ihe Northern Hemisphere? L. H. A. In the Arctic, icebergs originate from glaciers, particularly on Northern Land, Franz Josef's Land, Spitsbergen and Greenland. The bergs drift south with the Labrador Current reaching farthest south off Grand Banks of Newfoundland in the months March to June or July, where they represent 9 serious menace to shipping. By HAL BOYT.E NEW YORK— K~ James Lemley Is a railroad engineer who has driven trains 2,000,000 miles in nearly 40 years and never hit a motorist. "I've just been lucky," he said. His record is unusual. Almost equally unusual is the fact that in traveling a distance equal to 80 trips around the world none of his trains have ever been hit by a motorist. For in about one third of the nation's grade crossing accidents it is the motor car that crashes into the train. "I sure would like to keep my record," said Lemley, a gentle man of 69 who retires next: September. "But these accidents are up to the motorists. How can you make them comply with the red warning) lights? A train can't get off the track." The railroads- for some years have waged an intensive safety campaign to reduce grade crossing disasters, which account for about five percent of all auto fatalities. > To see the problem from an engineer's standpoint I rode in his cab the other day with Lemley. He pilots the Baltimore & Ohio's crack passenger train, "The Royal Blue," from Washington, D. C., to Jersey City, N. J. The nine-car train is pulled by a 4000-horsepower diesel locomotive and reaches a speed of 70 to 80 miles an hour in the 223 mile trip. It turned out that the chief pro- hlcnts of Lemley and his fireman were to see that, the track was clear—and to warn motorists. "There are about 200 grade | crossings along the way." Lemley I said. Exactly 1600 feet before each crossing stood a concrete whistle post. At each post Lemley tugged four times on the -whistle cord— two longs, a short and another long. And the whistle—it is really a horn—moaned with a sound audible for miles. "The train bell rings before each crossing, too," explained the engi neer. "But the sound travels forward and you can't hear it here in the cab." Lemley, a white-haired man with two grandchildren, has to pull that whistle cord 800 times by law. But he did it at least another 100 times for himself—to signal back to waving kids, farmers, and housewives hanging laundry on the line. "You get to know quite n few people along the way over the years'," he said, smiling. It gives you a lift to hear the singing rails as you zoom along in a locomotive cab. I began to understand the feeling railroad men have for their work. With us in the cab rode Lemley's boss, Wilson H. Stevens, B & 0 road foreman of engines, a former engineer himself. As a big dump truck suddenly trundled across the tracks ahead of us in violation of | the rod warning lights, I asked what would happen if the truck suddenly stalled. "We'd hit him," said Stevens. "We could slow down — but we couldn't stop in time. "I've hit 'em myself. It gives you a completely helpless feeling. You keep waving at the driver, trying to toll him to get out. What do you think of? "Well"—he hesitated --"I've had five children myself. All I remember thinking about when I saw there svas going to be an accident was" -- ho hesitated again—"I just hoped there wouldn't be any kids in the car." i There xvas a long silence among the three trainmen as sve roared on down the rails. Trainmen hate to I talk about grade crossing accidents, because they don't feel there is much they themselves can do to halt them. When I climbed down from the cab later, Lemley said, almost apologetically: "You know, I've been lucky—just lucky, that's all " A trainman then mentioned a March 24, 1927 The results of the bridge campaign at end of the first reporting period were such ns to cause the greatest optimism, and showed a total of $100,000 from 232 subscribers. At a meeting of the city finance committee of city council the tentative budget for the new fiscal year totaled $253,000, an increase of $4784 over that of the current year. Friends of August William Wehmr'er, former Alton business man who had retired to St. Louis, had learned of his death a short time after that of his friend P. H. Paul. The house on Edwards street, known as th« Yerkes cottage, was to be remodeled and imfroved to be converted into a modern home. It was one of the oldest houses In Upper Alton and at one time was a Catholic parson-i^e, although no one could recall where the church was located at. time it was occupied as a rectory. Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Smith of Wood River announced the engagement of their daughter, Roma, to Wray Stockton Monroe, son of Dr. and Mrs. Duncan Monroe of Edwardsville. In an editorial the Telegraph commented on "the paving of north Alby street, a public hearing for which is set for March 28. will open a new traffic artery through Alton that will do much for the development of that part of the city by establishing a passable highway. When given a sewer the territory on both sides is going to spring into prominence. High, healthy, cool in summer, with plenty of open spaces on both sides, it will bid for popularity ns home sites." The board of education of the Wood- River-East Alton Community High School district awarded contracts for construction of an addition to school building to increase capacity from 300 to 600 pupils, to Fahrig & Mindrup, at 5227,000. A no-decision debate between Shvlrtleff College and Eureka College on the McNary-Haugen bill resulted when the judge failed to appear and the audience voted. Joseph J. Dromgoole of the Telegraph presided. Those debating for Shurtleff in its season's - end contest were Ray Montgomery, Boris Alexander, and Sidney Wittels. James E. McClintock, 26, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar McClintock of 1249 Went Ninth street, was struck by a piece of flying gear on a hoisting winch at the Roxana Refinery and pronounced dead on' arrival at St, Joseph's Hospital. He was a native of Grafton and employe of the plant for four years. Besides his parents, survivors were five brothers, Lastence, Gregory, Paui, Anthony, Alton; and Mark student at Passionist Fathers seminary at Norrnan- dy. Mo. w March 24, 1902 Bluff Line engineers stated out the site of the railroads, new passenger depot at the foot of Ptasa street, Excavating for the foundation walls would start )n a few days, they said. Wolf, Maupln & Curdle, were making ready to resume the College avenue paving job in Upper Alton. The firm had just been awarded a large paving contract in Jerseyville and wanted to complete its work here as soon as possible. The C. & A. put its new turntable into operation at the stone roundhouse on ^iasa street, The new postofflce at Second and Alby streets building was almost complete and was to be ready for occupancy early in April. It was the first building In the city into which electric power and telephone-lines were to enter by an underground conduit. • Work on Stanard mill building was interrupted when union cai-penters declined to work after ft group of non-union millwrights came on the job to install some spouting from the grain elevator. A "People's" ticket was nominated in Upper Alton in preparation for the annual village election campaign, and it was believed an opposition slate headed by A. E. Benbov for president might be put In the field. On the People's slate were George D. Eaton for president; E. M. Smart, William Elwell, and B. F. Legg for trustees; and C. H. Weeks for clerk. Hold-over board members, George H. Phelan, J. C. Campbell, and Charles Cairns, were allied with the People's group. Confirmed on Palm Sunday in Evangelical church were Walter Heidemann, Fred and George Oldenet- Ue. Ernest Voss, Lydia Hauerten, Emma Goebel, Nettie Lenhardt, Dine Busse, Anna Masel, Rosa Netzhammer, Florence Horn, Johanna Balster, Julia Otf, Edna Koch, August Luer, Frieda Gossrau, Joseph and Mary Brandt, Pauline and Mat&3«. Lenhardt, Mary Vahle, Anna Myer, and Tillle Fisher. Collector Henry Schreiber, with $100,000 on hand, was completing the biggest tax collection in Alton 1 ! history. Total on the books was $111,000, Fire damaged a dwelling at 19th and Alby streeU occupied by T. F. Hplliday, and owned by Mrs. Margaret Luly. The Burlington now was stopping trains at Langdon street to pick up St. Louis commuters, Mrs. Maria Condon, 79, long a resident of Upper Alton, died in Alton's Woman's home. The Rov. H. K. Sanborn marked the fifth anniversary of his pastorale at First Presbyterian church. In this period, the new church building debt had been paid except for a few hundred dollarf. Congregation members contributed $J6,000 toward! the $25,000 cost, and sale of the old church had added $8200 to the building fund. 3767 Pints of Blood Donated Here in 1951 Robert S. Allen Reports Coal Lobby Split Last year, 3767 pints of whole blood were collected in this area by the Alton-Wood River Red Cross to meet local hospital atid military needs. Based on the price of blood before the blooij program began, these donations saved persons in this area who needed whole 'blood, $94,175: If plasma and blood derivatives are included, the savings will exceed $100,000. • Of all the whole blood collected, 3100 pints were delivered directly to the four local hospitals. The remainder met the demands of the arm,ed forces and the Defense department. In addition, some blood went to out-of-town hospitals, not. serviced by the Red Cross bloodmobile, for use by Alton-Wood River residents in other cities. The Alton-Wood River Red Cross Chapter carries out this extensive blood program on n budget of 3495 which pays the chapter's cost of the blooclmohile and the processing charges made by the St. Louis regional blood center. Hospitals today have a fixed administrative fee of $10 charged to meet the costs of administering blood. But, now. both the Rockford and Chicago Blue Cross plans include this hospital administrative cost in their benefits. More than half of the 3767 pints of blood collected last year. 1921 pints, were donated over a four clay period of immediate need. However, the area's hospital quota is 300 pints a month. In addition, the armed forces have set up a 50 pint per month quota for this area. In total 4200 pints of whole blood are needed locally each year. The Red Cross makes this vital life-saving substance available free at a cost to the chapter of less than one dollar a pint. Prayer for WASHINGTON, March 24.—The National Coal Association, one 4 of the most powerful lobbies in Congress, is having bitter family trouble. The coal operators are furiously split down the middle over what they should do regarding the pending bill to increase and strengthen federal authority over mine inspections. The measure is a direct outgrowth of the great West Frankfort, 111., disaster in which 119 miners were killed just before Christmas last year. In the Senate, the legislation has been recommended by the labor committee and is awaiting action by the full chamber. But in the House, the bill is still stalled in the labor committee, which is under heavy lobbyist pressure. Core of the row among the operators is how far to go in scuttling the pending bill, sponsored jointly by Sen. Matt Neely (D.-W.Va.) and Rep. Mel Price (D.-I11.) One faction, consisting mostly of large northern operators, favors compromising on the issue. This group contends that new mine legislation is inevitable, and that the smart policy to pursue is to concentrate on watering down the Neely-Price bill with loophole amendments. These operators say they are confident such amendments can be put through in the House, where the coal lobby has Alton Evening Telegraph Published by Alton Telegraph Printing Company P B. COUSLEY, Publisher and Editor Published Dally Subicription Price 30 cents weekly by carrier, by maU $7.00 a year within 100 mile*; •10.00 beyond 100 milei. Entered as second-class matter at the postofflce at Alton, 111. Act of Congress March 3, 1870. MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use for publication of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited to this paper and to the local news published herein. Local Advertising Rates and contract Information-on application at the Telegraph business office. Ill East Broadway, Alton, til. National Advertising Representative, West-Hollldav Co.. New York. Chicago. Detroit. greater influence than in the Senate. But the opposing operators, mainly from the South and Elinolg, are vehemently insisting on killing any kind of coal mine legislation. They are against federal mine inspection as an invasion of "statt rights." So far, the angry wrangling hai been kept under cover, but it may explode in the open any day. One attempt to reach an agreement failed completely. This was a secret meeting at which all the major groups were represented. A stormy debate took place. Spokesmen for (he Pittsburgh Consolidated Coal Co., largest in the world, led the fight for a compromise strategy. Finally, on a show of hands, this faction won, but by a hairline margin. The count was 51 to 49 percent for a compromise. The Southern and Illinois operators are refusing to be bound by this meeting. They are continuing to lobby vigorously for defeat of any mine legislation. They are against the Neely-Price bill in any form. In this determined lobby drive, the dissident operators are circulating a lengthy "confidential memorandum," as it 'is titled, among leaders of the House and the labor committee. The document angrily assails the big Northern operators, Rep. Samuel K. McConnell, Pa., senior Republican member of the labor committee, who is sponsoring a compromise bill, and various Republican and Democratic figures, among them Gov. Adlai Stevenson, President Truman's choice as his successor. (Copyright, 1952) Landslide Kill* 38 JAKARTA, Indonesia, March 24. ÿ —A landslide in western Java yesterday killed 28 Indonesian villagers and seriously injured 24 others. Six Skiers Killed VIENNA,-March 34. (/Pi — At least six German skiers today were reported killed in weekend avalanches in the Austrian tyrol. Sixteen other persons were in jured and nine were missing. Dear Lord, we humbly pray that this duy may see some increase in reverence for life and some brightening of the hopes for world peace, Grant to us the vision to find the way for better living as thou would have us live. Forgive us and guide us from this morn to this night, and forgive our shortcomings of yesterday. Amen. -Harold E. Stassen, Philadelphia, Pa., president, University of Pennsylvania. (Copyright. 1932, A National Council ot Churches Religious Feature) Uewey's Birthday Pawling, N. Y., Match 2-1. <.'V> — Today is Gov. Thomas K. Dewey's 50th birthday but he says he is not celebrating. "This birthday I am not celebrating," Dewey joked yesterday. "I'm U'4'ing to forget it." j TOONEKVILLE FOLKS Bi/ JFoitfciitie Fo* Libyans iCxcbaiiKe Money TRIPOLI, Libya, March 24. <.¥> —Libyans today tM»rt@4 WM&sng- ing their three different currencies—symbolic of the new nation's previous history of foreign domination — for their own new money. case in which a motorist at a cross- I ing crashed into the caboose at the ! end of a lOQ-car freight train. "\Ve still can't figure that driver 'out," he said, scratching his head. "STINKY" DAVIS

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