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PAGE SIX ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26,10S2 Editorial THhiilo fo nit Alton Pioneer Few persons realise that tbe Alton St.itc Hoipiul h »0inewh.u of an historic place where the life Dr. George Anthony /cller, pioneering psychi-itrist, first put his enlightened politics into practice when he became head of the institution on July If, I917, In an item by Orl Bcrtnunn published recently in the Welfare Bulletin of the Illinois Department of Public Welfare, the story of Dr. /cller is told. It bears mention as an editorial comment on ihe progress of state mental institutions. Dr. /cller in 190(5 spoke on tlic "otiiiMge" of restraining device* and isolation rooms in stale mental hospitals. Illinois has come a long way since the late psychiatrist pioneered the fight for more humane treatment of it.i mentally ill. His private war against inertia and ignorance has resulted in t new era of enlightened and scientific care in .n.itc mental hospitals, Where abuse* exist today, they arc found to IK the fault of the individual employes; mistreatment of mental patients now is the exception that makes headlines, not the prevailing practice which ,i half- ccntury ago wa» shrugged off as necessary to control the inmates, Dr. Xellcr fought against such torture devices M the "crib", the bed saddle, wristlets ami anklets. Today all restraining devices — even the traditional strait-jacket — -have been banned in Illinois institutions'. Dr. '/cller attacked the use nf seclusion rooms which caused "more depression and suicide than any feature of institutional life." Today all agree that solitary confinement is mental torture. Mechanical restraints affect the body; solitary confinement, the mind, he explained. "Mechanical restraint will infuriate and finally kill by interference with the normal functions of the body — but seclusion brings on a condition of the mind from which death is a welcome relief." Chemical restraint — sleep-producing medication, Dr. Zcllcr called it — he considered as grave as mechanical restraint or seclusion. Illinois ruled it out 40 years ago. Dr. /cllcr'.s attack on the cruel practices common in his day was made Oct. 19, 1906, before a conference of .superintendents of I lie Illinois menial institutions. Mis fiery indictment was not popular. Received in silence, it was not deemed worthy even of a rebuttal. After he was named head of the Alton Hospital, Dr. Zcllcr met with opposition again. Citi/cns held a protest meeting under the chairmanship of a college leader. Dr. Zcllcr addressed the meeting. He declared, "You gentlemen sent lobbyists to Springfield to urge Alton as the site of this institution and you knew that its population would consist; of abnormal minds — and now that a million dollar plant has been erected, you seem to regard it as a circus tent that can be taken down and removed at will. Remember that the first martyr to the cause of If They're Sincere, They'll lie Pntlcnt, Too The city council's request to business men for suggestions on solution of municipal financial problems got into quite an initial hasscl. But there's hope ror the future if folks will fust sii back, brc.ithe deep, and be patient. It looks like ,i much longer-term problem ih.ui issuing a general t.ill for curbstone suggestions— which, at best, is all any ideas nffcrcd under such i in. mini.UK cs i oiild he. Now tli.it the KMincil has learned thai our bmi ness men and uvic nrgani/ations tailed in for con sultation want more time before coming up with an answer, ihe Icasi it tan do is give them just that, rather than critici/.ing them for any offerings they may have made, It would lie aina/ing, indeed, if the council was expecting business men to come up with pro posa|» of higher real estate taxes, higher business license fees, and perhaps a city sales tax to boot. Tli«r business men did plr.id for more ii/ne (o familiari/c themselves with the problem'. .11 hand and make surveys of possibilities. That ohvimislv won't be loo miiih help for tins year, because the council must prepare its appropriation ordinance, pass it, .md get its t.ix levy adopted as soon as Icg.illy possible with a view to issuing anticipation wairants against it to keep municipal paychecks moving. But if (he council means what it s.iys about wanting guidance from the groups called in, it could well aulhori/c a long-range council-citi/cns' consulting commit tec setup which could have a real recommendation prepared for the 1955 appropriations. Maybe il would be a good idea if the management let women keep their hai.s on ilu. ing one half of a movie double feature. .ilx/lition of human slavery lived anil died right here in Alton. I fit assassination did not slop the abolition movement, neither will a protest based on unjust fear curtail the privileges which have been tardily granted the insane." On the boul ier in front of /eller Memorial hospital at I'cona State hospital is a tablet which bears this tribute: "Though he was not born on ihis eminence, he came to cherish it as his home. It is ihe place where he achieved a fame that extended beyond state and national borders—.1 fame that rested upon his effective championship of the unfortunate and defenseless. It is the place where he enjoyed deepest satisfaction in the work that his hands found to do. I Icre stood a man embodying all that is good in the Mate—its humanitarian instincts, pin poses and desires—its demand that mercy shall be meted out to those who have felt the whip and .sulfered the confinement of the narrow cell. If you would see his monument, look about you with spiritual eyes and recognize his work in all states and all lands, among men who suffer from the greatest of all human plagues." Side dances 0ff linlbralth 25 and 5O Years Ago T. M. »«t U. § Ft). (Ml. taf, 1«*1 by Xt* S>r«K*. Pearsoji's Merry-Go-Round T«l'I 'Mixed 9 on Geography WASHINGTON, March '2(\. Son- ntor Taft. was being introduced al a big rally of rural c-loclrical coops in Barron county, Wisconsin, by Harvey Higby, chairman of the Taft committee in Wisconsin. "I am pleased lo have the honor," said Iligby with quite an oratorical flourish, "lo introduce Senator Bob La Folletto." The audience snickered, nevertheless applauded Taft. Though Senator Bob La Follette sr., is long dead, and ex-Senator Bob La Folletto jr., is now living in Washington, both had been introduced to Wisconsin audiences for so many years that the mistake was not unnatural. The audience snickered a little more audibly, however, when Senator Taft said: "II is a great privilege to moot the farmers of New Hampshire." And the snickers got almost hilarious as Taft kept repeating this boner. Apparently he couldn't gel New Hampshire off his mind, kept referring lo the "farmers of New Hampshire." Finally realizing his error, ho interrupted himself and apologized. China vs. Soviet The Pentagon has just received nn intelligence report, regarded as highly reliable, that Russia plans to cut off Manchuria from Communist China and set it up as n separate Soviet state. This would si rip China of its richest province, chock rein its growing military might and keep it under subjuga- tion as n Kiissiiin-Cotmnuiiisl vas- |sal slalc. It is no secret (hat Hie Kremlin is uneasy nhoul China's surge lo power, and Ihfil Slnlin personally doesn't Irusl (ho wily Chinese Communist dictator Mao Tsc-ding. Tho Korean war has not only slrengthoned Mao at the expense of Russian equipment, but also has made him a popular Communist hero. As a result, Stalin sees in Mao a possible Chinese Frank- nslein who might eventually challenge Russian supremacy. To block tins, the Kremlin has cooked up Ihe scheme of selling up H rival dictator in Manchuria and splitting Mao's strength in half. The powerful jet air force and Russian military slocks, now based in Manchuria, would probably go lo the now jVlanchurian satollilo. However, Mao is reported lo have got wind of the Soviet scheme and is rushing trusted political lieutenants lo Manchuria to take over Hie political reins. Al the same time, his agents are keeping close watch on the military stockpile in Manchuria, though the all- force is slill under Russian control. Stalin's choice for dictator ol Manchuria would probably lie j Mao's rival, LI Li-san. For years, Stalin has backed Li to run the Communist parly in China, but Mao held on to his control until Li was actually forced to floe to Moscow. When I bo Russians marched 'into Manchuria, LI came with thi-m 1 nnd served as theirChino.se puppet. Hoing realisls, however, the Russians not only reeogni/otl Mao as Communist dictator of China but worked closely wilh him. lint Mao has alarmed Iho Kremlin by haggling and grasping for military supplies lo build his armies and strong!hen his personal power. As a result, the Russians apparently have decided that it is about lime to clip Mao's wings. Washington Pipeline Senator Butler, the now Republican from Maryland, who McCarthy used to defeat Senator Tydings, is slill jit lory over what the Juslice Department will do about the Maryland election scandals. Hill lor has written a loiter lo Sen; ale colleagues virtually asking if it hoy egged Iho FBI into probing his campaign expenditures. Credit Congressman Cecil King with tipping the scales for civil service for lax collectors. His radio appeal, on top of his lax- corruption probe, helped defeat even such powerful senators as George of Georgia and Millikin of Colorado. Real reason why GOP Senators McCarthy and Mtindt went after Newbohl Morris so hard was to bead off any probe of certain senators. They know that if Morris over gets subpena powers some of his fellow Republicans in Con- gross will look sick. MIRROR OF YOUR MIND liy l.AUHI'iM'l': <i()t 1.1) l'\\ clioliifjiM helplessness will not only make him look lor something or somebody lo depend on hut revive Ihe actual tears his parents instilled in him - fears which lie had seemed to outgrow. A common example is Hie tear of accident or illness acquired from a too-devoted mother, which returns in the form of hypochondria. May kuiuul ml\ in> Answer: Yes, unless he lakes it. And the suonder it proves to have been if he does not, the more certain he will be to resent il. Years ago svhen I was young and knew no better, I strongly advised a friend to give up the idea of marrying a young woman who showed tendencies toward menial illness. He married her, and she ultimately became "insane," but Muy ulii age revive childish tears? Answer: It is very likely to do so. Any adult person's feeling of Is I he re Mich a thing ti» "imlimml character"? Answer: Yos, maintains Ralph l.inton in his contribution to a book on "Personality and Political Crisis." Study of primitive tribes is developing a systematic method by which their "basic personality" can be described in terms of the things which they value most highly and the standards by which they judge themselves and one another. I5y similar methods, we may become able to identify the I have not seen my friend since. 1 security depends at least partly "national character" in complex, would never say. "I told you so," on Ihe belief Huil he is able to civilized nations. It would be but his fear that 1 might makes "take care of himself," and espe- most useful lo be able to predict him shun me like the plague. No dally if this belief is based on "the behavior of the average na- matter how sure you are that you physical strength and skill, the tional in c.-'tain situations"- tor are right, don't give advice unless»graduul loss of physical vigor will instance, to forsee whether cer- you believe that it will be fol- lend to deprive him of it. The re- lain actions would arouse friend- lowed* ' Uln '° tnx> childish feeling of ship or hostility in other peoples. (Copyright, 1952, King Featurei Syndicate, inc.) "Don't tell me you had to buy spring feeling! Couldn't you l>«iKld Lawrence U. S. Catholic Answers Blast From Spaniard WASHINGTON, March' 2fi. President Truman Ihe other day said he didn't like the Franco regime in Spain, nnd the remark caused a furor. The White House quickly explained that the President was referring to the lack of religious tolerance in Spain. Then came a vigorous attack by Cardinal Scguru of Spain on Protestant missions in that country. Now comes a rejoinder from a high Catholic source in this country which is sensational not only in its expression of opposition to what Cardinal Scguru said but in its exposition, for the benefit of the Spanish clergy, of what should be the tolerance of Catholics toward Protestants and vice versa. The editorial, appearing first a few days ago in the "Indiana Catholic and Record," which is the official organ of Archbishop Paul Schulto of Indianapolis, has struck a responsive chord among other Catholic, journals in other dioceses. Kntilled "The Cardinal. Is Calling the Cops Four Centuries Late." II roads as follows: "If the surprising remarks of Iho Spanish Cardinal Sogura have been reported accurately, they are sure to strain the charitable of- loris of Americans -Catholic as well as Protestant- to understand Hie Spanish mentality. The Cardinal is reported to have complained in a pastoral letter that 'Protestant proselytism, having broken the dikes of tolerance, is not hesitating to advance on the open field toward religious freedom in our country.' "Catholic writers who have boon painlully explaining that religious Irooilom. of a Spanish sort, exists in Spain will certainly be embarrassed by Ihe Cardinal's blunt c'ulmission thai religious freedom is an evil lo lie avoided at <-ill costs. Some Catholic comment will doubtless fall into the rather tired and unimpressive line that Catholics are persecuted in some Protestant countries, loo. "Wo think it is high time to admit that Spain is quite n bit bo- hind the limes. Kvoryono knows that Spain is a good century bo- hind the loaders of Hie western world industrially and agriculturally. lUil in the matter of religious harmony Spain seems to bo roughly four centuries in arrears. For some obscure reasons Spanish churchmen do not seem to bo ready to admit what happened around IfC'O namely the Protestant revolt. Caitlinal Segura's reported remarks would have had a timely ring if they had boon uttered in ir>f>l>. However, it seems a bit fatuous to cling at this dale to the altitude that the Protestant heresy is a dangerous throat which can bo forestalled only by vigilance and rigorous control. Klse- where in Ihe world Catholics antl Protestants have long since passed through the stage of refusing lo acknowledge each other's existence. "Catholics in other countries, while equally /ealous nnct orthodox in their adherence to the I'ailh. seo Protestantism not as a throat but as a fact. They hold quite as strongly as Cardinal Sogura Hint Protestantism is a heresy, that it teaches serious errors in doctrine. They deplore too Iho harm to a united Christendom which the Protestant revolt has caused. But in America, and elsewhere, competition, not suppression, has been the automatic reaction It seems to us that Cardinal Seguru. Dictator Franco and oihers in Spain should take a look at their history books. Not only could they discover that the Protestant revolt actually did happen and had rather considerable repercussions all over the world, but they might also notice that any persecution—short of extermination has invariably strengthened Iho persecuted religion in the long run. Catholics should bo the last to forgot that. "Another point that history might clarify is that Protestantisrn has lost by this lime most of the vigor and drive that once characterized all that stuff to wear off that go out and pick dandelions?" Sweetness But No Light Cast On Steel Deals MAHMW March 2fi ,'P — By -JA.MKS WASHINGTON. A certain amount of sweetness, but no light, has suddenly invaded Ihe steel dispute- which is a gorgeous rnoss. This dispute remains a powder keg which could explode in n strike or the wreckage of wa<zo- price controls unless there is a public explanation, or solution, by President Truman, defense mobi- lizer Wilson, or some other source. The sudden squirt of sweetness came from Wilson, who first torpedoed his own Wage Stabilization Board (WSB) and then threw out the lifelines, and from Nathan P. Feinsinger, board chairman, who alone seems to be seeing a silver lining. Meanwhile, the public, with a vital stake in the outcome, is left puzzled and waiting for a sensible explanation. The dispute began with Ihe CIO Steelworkers' demand for a wage increase which Ihe industry sa'd it couldn't grant unless the- government, controlling wages and pi-ices, permitted a price increase. 2 Basic Questions So, because of I ho government's control program, there were two basic questions from the start: 1. Were the sleelworkers entitled to a wage increase at all, and, if so, how much? There was no doubt that If the government approved a wage boost for Ihe sfeelworkers, out of line with its policy on wage liin- ils. other unions would flock in. I demanding higher wages, loo. ! Tho President persuaded I ho i union and the industry, which i couldn't agree, to let WSB examine j Ihe wage claims and make a recommendation. 2. If (ho workers wore ontilk'd to an increase, could the industry afford to grant it without raising prices? OPS Involved There was no doubt: that if steel prices wore permitted to rise sharply, the Office of Price Stabili- xation (OPS) would have to grant increases to other industries dependent on steel, a basic industry. But OPS officials said stool could afford, out of its large profits, lo it and brought it such conquests. Whenever Protestantism is mot by a strong informed Catholicism today, Iherc is simply no contest. When Ihe Spanish leaders tiro of Ihe history review, which we suggest for them, they might ga/o abroad at the current religious scone. One point that might occur easily is that Protestantism is the wrong dragon today. Any lances thai can ho spared from the anti-Communist battle had better be tossed at other targets than Protestantism. A second lesson from current history might he do- rived from a comparison of the vitality and vigor of American i Catholicism flourishing in a Prot- ostant stronghold, with the protected and over-advertised brand of Catholicism in Spain. "To some these remarks may smack of religious jingoism, but we fool It is past time for Amor| ii-an Catholics to be relieved from I Hie oppressive burden of our Spanish brethren. We have spent i weary hours cleaning the blood | Iho Spaniards overzealousl.v spilled in the inquisition. If they wish to call the cops on the Protestants four centuries late they can take the blame themselves. Let them lend for themselves against the slings and arrows of world opinion. "In time, we trust, even the Spaniards svill recognize that although religious error has really no rights, the heretics who hold the error do have certain fundamental rights which the state must rospoet and protect—rights that the Popes as head of the Papal states preserved for the Jews and Waldonsians in the Eternal City itself -to follow one's conscience. i to build one's churches and to worship as one chooses, so long as this does not infringe upon the rights of others." tCopyngnt. March 26. 1927 Tempo of the bridge fund campaign had been stepped up and by the end of the day $140.000 had been subscribed. The plumbers and steamfitters unions bought $1500 of the stock. Withdrawal of one eandldatc in the mayoralty race had left four aspirants in the field who were Stephen G. B. Crawford (his ninth candidacy); George T. Dnvis (incumbent); Herbert G. Olberson (former state senator), and Thomas W. Butler (former newspaper man). Ed Yager had withdrawn, Tho city council authorized Chairman Cairns of the improvement and development committee to award a contract to LnCrosse Dredging Co. for pumping sand into the riverfront park, amount not to exceed 225,000 cubic yards. An almost undreamed of price of $40'per front foot on Seminary si root in the block north of College avenue was paid by a purchaser, and Upper Alton property value was boosted greatly. Another Upper Alton bit of news revealed that the fifth soda fountain was boing installed there in the Black store on Washington avenue. Miss Thelma Louise Miller of Gumbo, Mo., and Walter B. lloekslra, member of a well-known Foster township famiiy, were to he married March '-'7. The first meeting of the newly organized gun club was held March 25 at headquarters of the Greenwood Howling League. Mr. antl Mrs, John Bca'-d of Liberty street announced the birth of a son March 24 in St. Joseph's Hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Pucapte of Wood River were parents of a son. .Serving on the grand jury were J. J. Sharkey, Alton; George Schmilt, Godfrey; Hei Helens, Wood River; William Kruse, Fosterburg. Twenty aspirants reported for the first basebiill practice in Shurlleff uniforms, four with outstanding qualifications: Koval. Firebatigh, Chapman, and Knecht. Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Franklin Perkins of Sering Place, both victims of cancer, married 45 years, died 'vithin five days of each other. Representatives of the existent white way, met to ask city council to circulate petitions for establishment of such improvement to cover the entire business district. C. L. Goulding acted as chairman and those named on the committee to circulate the petitions were Kdwin Jacoby, II. H. Beardslee, William Feklwisrh, A. T. Bivens, Lawrence Klinkc, Harry Johnston, Charll-s Luft, W. D. Miller, J. H. Booth, Waller L. Budde, H. Horslman, Sam Gould, Maurice Sessel, and C. O. Jungck. March 26, 1902 Further friction between labor groups fit the > Stnnard mill was forestalled svhen the millwrights. j who had been employed on the elevator job, heeded a suggestion of Gov. Slanard, and joined the car- 1 penter's union as a group of 26. A yolnl had been reached where services of the millwrights were needed in the main milling building, and carpenters had declined to work there while millwrights,, remained unorganized. Two Alton couples were married IP. St. Louis. Finding friends, Kdwarrt Fisher and Miss Alta Cresswell wont to the neighboring metropolis for their , marriage, ceremony. Also wed there were Leo Veere ' of U\~i Pine street and Miss Gertrude Davis. I Through the agency of K. H. Blair, Charles Zeltman acquired from the Katherine Sweeney estate two lots in Hunter & Emerson's addition at $2500. John McKeon sold the Rodemcyer property at 4th mid .Stale to George Hildebrand at $3200. John Reese bought a 5-room dwelling In Mills addition, Upper Alton, at $2400. A. U. Davis, who returned home 111 from jury duly at Kdwardsvillc, was found to have developed pneumonia. B. II. Coyle, John M. Pfelffenberger, George- F. Kirsch. John R. Runzic, B. F. Elf gen, ,.ii(l Henry Eckhard were drawn for pctil'jury duty in Circuit court. The University Extension association chose us officers Dr. G. E. Wilkinson, M. T. MoCrea, Miss Agnes Toohey, J. V. E, Marsh, George II. Osbornc, and Miss Jessie Harris. B. C. Richardson was .mmed chairman of the directors. Slipping on some planks that provided a walkway during building remodeling work, Chris Eden, contractor, dropped into a cistern at the rear of the Charley Miller place on West Third street. Water, shoulder-deep, broke his fall, and he was fished out i wet but uninjured. I Wood River town board decreed an approximale ; 25 percent cut. in the salary of the assessor, C. L. Coals, notifying him he would be held to an allegedly-statutory fee of $2.50 per 8-hour day. It was estimated this would cut total compensation from about $400 to $300. James Reagan and i-'rank Demuth who camped on Parker's island, near Graf ton, most of the winter, claimed to have 1000 ducks in cold storage as the result of their autumn and spring hunting expeditions. , Many Altonians were said to have adopted the practice of using the salutations "Good morning," or "Good afternoon" when responding to telephone calls, and possibility was seen that use of the word "Hello" might die out. Prayer for Our Father in Heaven, we pray that thy kingdom may become. manifest in our hearts. Grant us, we pray, the high and holy privilege of being instrumental in revealing thy will to our fellow men, that they too may become citizens of thy kingdom on earth through the will of thy Son. Amen. —Vince \V. Douglas, Nashville, Term., director of boys' work, S. S. Publishing Board, National Baptist Convention, U. S. A., Inc. 'Copyright 1052. A National Council ol Churches Religious Feature) Answers To Questions — By BASKET — A reader can get the answer to any question ol fact by writing The Telegraph Information Bureau, 1200 Eye Street, N. W., Washington 5, D.C. Please enclose three (3) cents for return postage. Q'.' Are there still any different ways of reckoning time in the world? C. Y. A. Although the Gregorian calendar is used in the Western world, there are many other ways of calendaring time. -The state of Israel has officially adopted the ancient Hebrew calendar. In India and Pakistan 34 calendar systems are locally important in addition to the widely used Gregorian, Mohammedan, and Hebrew. Robert S. Allen Reports Tax Probers Relax Q. What happened to the American Beauty Rose that was so popular a few decades ago?—N.E.E. A. Often a variety is so weakened by inbreeding that it loses its vigor, boars fewer flowers and finally ceases almost entirely. This is whal. happened to the American Beauty Rose. It disappeared from the market in the late 19L'0's. Q. How does Hawaii sland in comparison with the 48 states in respect, to income tax collections? J. Mc-B. A, Hawaii in 1950 paid more in income taxes than 9 states, namely, Nevada, Vermont, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, New Mexico, New Hampshire, Idaho, nnd Montana. WASHINGTON, March 26. — A number of jittery federal tax officials in various parts of the country can relax. Their suspected skulduggery will not be exposed. The House committee investigating the Internal Revenue Bureau is getting ready to fold. Thai's the secret plan of Chairman Cecil King (D.-Calif.), who has repeatedly pulled the committee's punches since he has headed it. King's intention is to wind up Ihe probe, which only a few months ago was the most, sensational in Iho Capital, by June 1. To put over this early shutdown. King has indicated to general counsel Adrian DeWind and other key staff members (hat their contracts, most of them expiring in May, will not be renewed. DeWind and his assistants already are quietly looking for new jobs. De- Wind would like to tie up with Newbold Morris, in .his drive against corruption, but has received no offer. The staff has been told to "file" all new tips and evidence concerning scandals in the Revenue Bureau. In other words, to disregard all such information. Committee members have boon asked lo submit their views and recommendations for inclusion in a final report. J<ing has told them he would like to issue this report by July 1. King's secret plan means shelving investigations of alleged tax scandals in a number of cities, among them Chicago, Philadelphia, New Orleans, Reno, Los Angeles, and Des Moines, The committee's staff has prepared reports on numerous cases in this and other cities. But all will be junked. Only important figures scheduled for public hearing are Joseph Nunan, former Internal Revenue commissioner, and Dan Bolich, former assistant commissioner. Both have been under fire for a long time. Nunan has been publicly assailed by Senator John Williams (R-Del). Both one-time tax officials have been questioned by the committee, but behind locked doors. None of this testimony has been disclosed. Also, no date has been fixed for their announced public hearings. King has the full backing of the three olher Democratic committeemen on his shutdown plan. They are Reps. Eugene Keogh (D-NY), Thomas J. O'Brien, 111., and J. M, Combs, Tex. Keogh is known to be directly involved in at least one New York case on which the committee has evidence in its files. Most extraordinary part of this undercover plan is the way thn three Republican commiUcemer; are going along wilh it. While all say Ihey want to con- |tinue investigating, none of them is doing anything to force such i action. They have made no movr !lo obtain additional funds or Ir j renew the contracts of staff mem- i bers. i However, the Republicans deny an inside report of a deal betwpon them and King, under which they agreed to an early wind-up in return for the inclusion of a recommendation in the final report that a new investigation be launcher) by the Congress that convenes next year. The fhree Republicans havr played a markedly passive rnlr throughout the probe. Senator Wi! i Hams, working single-handedly h\ ! himself and without the help of » '. largo staff, has done a great deal | more in exposing tax scandal* | than his throe party colleagues combined on the House committee. They are Reps. Robert Kean, N. .T., Carl Curtis, Neb., and Join: Byrnes, Wis. (Copyright, 19521 Alton Evening Telegraph Published by Alton Telegraph Printing Company P B. COUSLEY, Publisher and Editor Published Daily Subscription Price 30 cents weekly by carrier, by mail V7.00 a year within 100 miles; $10.00 beyond 100 miles. Entered as second-clasi matter at Ihe postoCfice at Alton. 111. Act o( | Congreii March 3, 1879. ! MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESh i The Associated Press is exclusively en ! titled to the use for publication of till | ntnvs dispatches credited to U or nui ; otherwise credited to this paper and ; to the local news published herein. Local Advertising Rates and contrail information on application at the Telegraph business office. Ill East Bro«<l way, Alton, III. National Advertis/ns Representative, West-Holliday Co.. New York. Chicago. Detroit. Q. Will dark glasses help to reduce eye fatigue which comes from looking steadily at a television screen? E. G. H. A. Ordinary sunglasses are of no value, but there are available spectacles which shut out the blue light given oft' by the TV apparatus, the cause of the tiredness. TOOIVI'HVILM] FOLKS Hi/ Fontaine Fox grant wage increases without raising prices. It was up to WSR to decide what wage increase, if any. the steelworkers should get. Last Thursday Feinsinger's 18- man WSB recommended a sizeable wage boost for the steelworkers. Would that increase, if the steel industry granted it, upset the government's efforts to stabilize wages in general? Feinsinger said the board's recommendations were "in all respects fair and equitable and not unstebilizing." Defense Mobilizer Wilson thought otherwise. He flew to Key West to consult Truman and on his return Monday night told reporters: "There is no question in my mind that, if the wage increases] contemplated under t h e WSB's recommendations are put into effect it would be a serious threat in our year-old effort to stabilize! the economy." WIND HAS BLOVYEP HIM OVER AGAIN 1 s> j^ *£/1&*S\ °* A _ S A

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