Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on March 27, 1952 · Page 14
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PAGE FOURTEEN ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH THURSDAY, MARCH 27, t«* Editorial Striken Back Suit brought by Senator McCarthy of Wi«con»in tgjinit Senator Bcnton became tlic latter has slandered McCarthy and wai pressing McCarthy'i expulsion from the Sen.ito on charges flrowinfl out of McCarthy's .iccus.itiom of Communiit infiltratio-i into the U. S. government, m.iy prove better founded than Bcnton had any idea when he made hi* charges again.u McCarthy. Since McCarthy led in the accusations of Communist infiltration into the U. S. government, which were denied by President Truman, much nowadays uncontradicted charges have been given proof. At the time McCarthy was nuking his charges there was much doubt felt throughout the nation. Ic was believed that McCarthy may have been too loose in his accusations; that pcrh.ips he might have much trouble in supporting his charges. But congressional investigation committees, not at all friendly to McCarthy's cause, have drawn out substantial proof that what McCarthy -had been s.iying was true. Not on'y has there been proof of deep- seated corruption in our government circles, but even of determined sapping of our government by Communist (raiiors. Senator MiCarthy has perhaps become so confident of his own position as (o file .ig.iinst Senator Hentnn .1 reiali.itory suit for damages as a penalty for what Hen ton had said about him. Hollywood slogan: It's better to have loved and lost than never to have been on page one at all. Spring ToiU'ltc'M llu« Acres of lli« Head Death and life are citriously Intermixed as spring's beauty begins to touch the cemetery tcrei in and about Alton. New green colors' tint the landscape where stark marble marks the memory of people we once knew. Some friends and loved ones have tottered and wasted away en route to peace. These were blessed by the last sleep. Others fought, the spectre of death with anguished fear. For some, breath ceased violently during the tick of a clock. We hail spring as new life. It seems a strange companion to death. To understand the real beauty of spring in a'cemetery, we must think of life for what it really is. Life is an experience as intangible at time. Life is what our thinking makes so. Spring is an experience reflected in our thoughts according to our love of nature. Kvcn dead we will /ill t function of spring. Our physical bodies will combine with the elements to replace what materials our brief span has borrowed. Unwilling though we may be to repay nature for those elements with which we were endowed by accident of birth, we must yield to the inexorable debt. All we may leave to earth is an intangible gift of thought to survive its moment in the tyranny of time. New seasons will remove the forms of old life, In one of these we shall join the cycle of nature's function. We shall provide a legacy 10 the seeping limestone, n gift to the unreasoning worm and the crawling things, food for the grass and the graceful Vote for thi* Man, Not tlie Mjichhii! A man should be .t« careflil in his choice of state's attorney as he is in his choice of t wife. That goes vice versa for the gals, too, when they go to the polls April R to nominate their party's candidate for the job in Madison county. A itatc'.s attorney is the key to law enforcement in the county and his powers extend into the municipalities. A poor state's attorney spends most of his time in office proving that what people say about gambling and political immorality just ain't so. A good one stic ks his neck out ^nd starts putting some of the local scum in the cooler A good one doesn't become suddenly (and mysteriously) prosperous. The states attorney is never elected for the purpose of aiding and abetting the lawbreakers who may pay for their privileges. I lis talents as an attorney are not devoted to * search for loopholes for hii friends and shadowy supporters. Me docs not dip into the whitewash bucket nor docs he mix with political pals so deeply that he feeh compelled to restrain his prosecution of favored lawbreakers. In the upcoming primary, there is at least one candidate on each ticket—one Republican and one Democrat—who is rioted for honesty of purpose. This should be a primary consideration of the voters of each party. This editorial in no way is 1 intended lo toot .my- body's- political horn, but is aimed .it pointing out that, many of the troubles could come upon the people of the county could .insc from an unwise choice of a candidate for this important office. Don't let the drum beaters of political machines mislead you into voting for a "party" man ahead of a man who has a record of honesty. Vote for the MAN, not the MACHfNK. Mailmen objected to appearing in a parade in the south. They mi^lu have been tempted by being given some post cards to read, X Mil Hi* Hie Spot Of Divorce Suit A Milwaukee woman has filed suit for divorce, and she wants her maiden name restored. Ik-lore marriage, her name was Montgomery. Her luisban i's name is X, You don't write it with apostrophes, thus: "X" to show it's a letter, because it's more than i letter; it's the husband's name. He is Jerry X. If she is granted the divorce she will be the ex-Mrs. X. "Girl Sues Motorist After Accident"—headline. A miss in the motor often is s.ilcr than one in the front seat. We wonder how many brides can bake their c.ikc and eat it, too. tree that: lift;, its thirsty branches to a crying slsy. We shall nourish the earth, even as it nourished us. But today we hail the spring, the warming sun. We .see it for the wonderful .season it is—not as life, not death, nor time and space, but a combination of all these and more beyond our understanding. Tax Collector's Own Income WASHINGTON, March 27."How to gel. rich while working for tho government" might well be the lille of the testimony given the King tax-fraud subcommittee last week by Joe Nuniin, ex-Commissioner of Internal Revenue, the man who once collected the nation's luxes. Only (rouble with Nunan's sensational testimony was (hat it was given behind closed doors. The public couldn't get (he full benefit of the Nunan object lesson in how to make, money while working for the government. However, this column is able to give Ihe public n report of what happened. Here are the highlights: M.) Nunan's outside law fees and oilier outside income increased from $13,306 lo S77, IfiO while he was tax commissioner. This was from .lilll to I'.HY. (2.) Nunan attended a parly given by racketeer Fraukio ("oslel- lo at Ihe Copacabaim night club, which Costcllo owns. Parenthetically, It should be noted that, after he left the government. Nunmi turned up working for the nightclub owners of New York, of which Coslello was one. (3.) is'unan threw a $:!U(W cocktail party for Ally. Gen. McGrath and Supreme Court Jusitce Tom Clark. This was after he bad left the government, and the [ of Ihe parly was to introduce, his law clients (o McGratb and Justice Clark. Star of (be closed hearing was Adrian De Wind, the committee's crack counsel, who hammered at Nunan relentlessly. The ex-lax chief remained cool, however, politely refused lo answer when questions got loo ticklish. Seimlorhil ('ourtoK.v Senatorial colleagues figure I here is more than meets Ihe eye behind the 510,000 transaction between Sen. Hrowster of Maine and Henry Grunewald, undercover lobbyist, wire-lap expert, and lax fixer. The Senator from Maine appeared briefly before tho King stih- comiuillce last week and testified be had paid Gruuevvald $1(1.000 in order to cover up I wo $50110 con- Iributions given lo Ihe primary campaigns of Sen. Nixon of California and Sen. Young of North Dakota. Grunowald, Brewsler claimed, had served as the coudjlit lo pass Ihe money on lo their campaigns, However, Nixon and Young knew nothing about the deal and were sore as bla/.es when Urcwsler sprang his out-of-t lie-blue testimony. It would have been n mailer of mere routine investigation (or the King lax-fraud committee lo have delved deeper into the strange relations belween the Senator from Maine and Washington's most, unusual lax-fixing lobbyist. Nevertheless, Brewsler was asked few questions by Ihe King committee. lie was not asked why he had saved CruncwaM from a contempt citation by Ihe Senate: or why he used Grunevvald in a wire-tapping deal: or whether ho, as chairman of Ihe Republican committee on senatorial elections made it a practice to ignore the rules of his parly and contribute lo ono Republican's nomination as against juiolhcr Republican. Furl hoi-more, Brewslor will be asked none of those questions later. It's against Ibe rules of I bo dub. Members of Congress liisl don't embarrass each other. Oilier witnesses can be grilled, day alter day. They can be instilled and badgered on the witness stand. They can be (brown inlo jail if they refuse lo answer questions. Mill the unwritten law of Con- gross is that you don't ask embarrassing questions of H follow member of Congress. The King committee has done tin oxcollout job on oilier matters, but it won't violate (his rule. tCopyright lil.'iLM MIRROR OF YOUR MIND §ide Glances finlbrnllh -21 T. M. *•(. U. «. Pit Off. tofi IMI >r ' 'Did you tell Dad my new boy friend was in the dental corps?" Lawrence n.v i,.\\\ iti;.\( i: coi i.» Consul I in); I'N.YcliolfiKlftl pood and law-abiding, but it is true also lhal kindness which comes too lalo may arouse no reaction but contempt and suspicion. Wo might us well face the fact thai Micro arc people whose emotions, through no fault of their own have become so warped and distorted that Iho damage cannot bo undone by any methods yet discovered. Dues u normal pcrmm cnjoj An*\ver: Not for Us own sake. The "passion for hard work" which so many people regard as a virtue is more often a neurone defense or a form of self-punishment. Animals never exert themselves unnecessarily and one of the chief aims to which man's intelligence hag always been devoted has been to lessen his laboi s, Healthy-minded people may enjoy exertion as a demonstration of liaru 1 \\uiV.' Should we «lvu a tl<«liiii|iicat "every chance"? their strength and skill and will certainly accept the fuel that they must work to get most ol I nothings they want. But one of Ilio goals of « sound mind is "minimum of effort" and the chap who boasts of doing things Ihe bard way it more stupid than heroic. Answer: Theoretically, yes. but remember that what seems to us lo bo a chance may bo only a temptation to him. A well-moaning couple may lake a >oiin;: criminal inlo their homo. Imping lo "icform him by love," only to end by being rohbed or even murdered. It is Hue dial love and love alone can m-ike a child reliably social science" scb'iitltic Answer: There Is no reason why If should not bo, says Harbcua Wool ion of tho University of London in her "Testament for Social Science. 1 ' A political or psychological fact is no less real than a fact of mathematics and in theory, ihe "scientific approach" is equally possible with either. The reasons why social science has lagged so far behind the physical sciences lie in human nature, above all in emotional resistance to accepting facts which are unpleasant, in contusion us to tb- 1 moaning of words and in reluctance lo give up accepted dogmas. It should be as possible lo find out (Copyright, 185?, Km« Feature* Sjndit»n. what makes you angry as makes your radiator boil. inc.) Equality of Tax Laws Is In Question WASHINGTON, March 27.--Con- gross sooner or later is going to wake up lo Ibe fact that, the individual cilisten is seriously discriminated against, under the tax laws of today as compared with the treatment given businesses of all kinds. Tho latest illustration is a decision of the Supreme Court of Ihe Drilled Stales this week, which said that a man who was assessed by Ihe Treasury an additional $1<I5,- JOO above whal be had previously paid in gift taxes and ultimately was required by Ihe tax court lo pay a fraction of it about $Ui,000 couldn't deduct, as an expense what be paid his attorneys to fight tho case. While tho majority of the court held I hat Iho present law means lhal. atlorney's fees paid for contesting Hie amount of a federal gift Inx couldn't be deducted, three dissenting judges felt the other way about it. This moans that Congress alone can correct the inequity as portrayed in the dissenting decision written by Justice Jackson. The issue affects every taxpayer who is faced with the choice of fighting a Treasury assessment or yielding to the demands of the government because the expense of litigation is Coo groat to bear. The present law roads that non- business o.xperises may be deducted by the individual only when they are incurred "for Iho production or collodion of income." In the instant case, tho transaction arose out of a gift of slock over which (bore was a dispute as to its proper valuation. There is often a difference of opinion among experts as to the valuation of stock for gifl-lax purposes. Jt so happens lhal Ihe legal fees paid by the taxpayer in trying Ihe case anioiinlod to about $7.'10t), but ho saved in all about $130,000 by going to court and, as Justice Jackson says, Iho taxpayer was thus able lo preserve nol only tho capital but Ibe income on Iho sum conserved. Justice Jackson wrote: "Certainly conies t against unwarranted exaction, regardless of its amounts or outcome, is for Hie conservation of properly and its reasonable cost is deductible. "A majority of my brethren seem lo think they can escape this conclusion by going further back til the chain of causation. They sav Iho cause of this legal expense was Iho gift. Of course one can reason, as my brethren do, I bat if there had been no gills Micro would have boon no tax, if there bad been no lax there would have been no deficiency, if I hero were no deficiency there would have boon no conlcst, it I hero were no eon- test there would have boon no expenses. And so tho gifts caused the expense. The fallacy of such logic is that it would bo just as possible to employ it to prove thai the lawyer's foes wore caused by having children. If there had boon no children there would have boon no gill, and if no gift no tax, and if no tax no deficiency, and if no deficiency no contest, and if no contest no expense. Hence, j Iho lawyer's foe was not duo to tho conies! at all but was a pan of the cost of having babies. If : this reasoning wore presentod by j a laxpayer to avoid a tax. what j would we say of it" So treacherous is this kind of reasoning that ' in must fields Ihe law rests its conclusion only on proximate cause and declines lo follow the winding trail of remote and multiple causa- tions. "I think Congress allows a taxpayer ,to protect bis estate, oven against the Treasury. It seems to mo a tacit slander of the nation's credit that need for money should drive us to such casuistry as this." While .Tuslice Mlack dissented Irani Iho six-judge majority opinion written by Justice Burton, he did not join in tho minority opinion, which was written by Justice Jackson and concurred in by Justice Frankfurter. When divisions like this occur, it 15 up to Congress u> wake move j Philosopher of Poor Man Has Spring Prayer Ky HAT- BOVI.K NEW YORK, March 27 /P — Spring prayer by the poor man's philosopher: II is such a beautiful season, I/ml, that everything upon the budding earth and bending sea should share Thine own vast compassion. Teach us to understand the eternal why of all unlovely things. Such as— Poison snakes, biting dogs, poison ivy, puppies in /oof suits, the thorn upon the rose's stem, the stinging Hustle underfoot, gossips and witches and people too big for their britches. Show us Thine own endless patience in dealing with our daily vexations and frustrations. Such as Falling hair and rising prices, doors that jam, slide fasteners that stick, relatives and wonder drugs that won't work. Grant us, O Lord. Thine own mercy in judging the stuffed shirts of our time. Such as— Pontifical columnists and commentators, sanctimonious parsons, people who measure your social standing by the length of your motor car, radio master-of-ceremony smarties, and the long-winded intellectuals who try to save the world at cocktail parties. Let us. O Lord, forgive all even as Thou dost forgive. Such as Those who did us a small favor and couldn't help making a big brag about it later, the idealist with a mind of one dimension and the butcher who was in the last war didn't give us the breaks when we asked for steaks. Seal our lips against making a big gripe about our own small troubles. Help us put up with them. Such as— The spoiled kid next door that wails half .the night, the neighbor that won't lend us his new lawnmower, complaining wives, husbands that stop off for just one more and them come borne and try to kick their way through the door. Yes, such as the brother-in-law who comes to visit for a week and slays on through (lie years, mosquitoes in the parlor, cockroaches in the kitchen, sudden small pains, and the garbage that insists upon clogging the drains. Teach us, O Lord, in this beautiful spring to take the little and I he big in stride, to appreciate the shower as well as the flower, to look at both sides of the wonderful gold coin of life. Let us he grateful even for the mine in our paradise. Prayer for Father God, help us who are par- cms to ro-ir our children with much patience und wisdom, thut they may learn to stand on their own foot, make up their own minds, and move under their own power. While we gi\i> I hem support, help us to teach them self reliance and inspire in them a firsthand, living faith in thee. Amen. --W. Fmory Harlmaii, Columbus, O.. minister, The Bexley Methodist Church. a'oi>> right, A National Council of Chuirhfs Religious Keatur*! 25 and 5O Years Ago \ March 27. 1927 After 52 yours of separation, throe sisters were reunited at Joplin, Mo. They were Mrs. T/niisa Gulp of Humbert. Road, Mrs. A, B. Young of Joplin, and Mrs. Martha Bellas of Texas. Mrs. Gulp, the only bobbed-hair one of the three, drew disapproval of the other two sisters, and received much space in the Joplin Globe on her views of the subject. Spalding auditorium was the scene of a play by the High School Cilrl Tle'serves and in the cast were Lucille Husse, Doris McDow, Nancy Cousley, Gertrude Knight, Elsie Schnefer, Ruth McPhillips, Mildred Hnrlow, Virginia Mook. Alice Gissal, Wayne K Karis, (iordoi. Gerard, Paul O'Neill, Kdgiir Tip- tot). Nelson McBrien, Lawrence Hunt, Orville Thies. Kddio Reynolds defeated Leo (Pipj Crivello to KHin the second round of the pocket billiard championship at Snuvage's. Carl Rust made pre- prrations lo leave for training as a player with tho Springfield team. Considered a pitching "ace" Rust had Riven up his employment here to try to make his livelihood in the baseball field. In the first two days of tax collections, 485 persons paid $33,000 at the Alton tax office 110 West Broadway, J20.000 on the second day as compared to $1.1,000 during the Initial collection day. Nancy Sims, a former slave known only as "Aunly Sims," died at her home near the age of 10(1. She was horn on a plantation of Major Donnelson, adjoining that of Stonewall Jackson of whom she was a devotee came "north" 35 years before and worked for Mrs. Helen M. Messenger of Upper Alton. A lover of "old time" religion, Aunty Sims" died with words of the Gospel and religious songs on her lips. She had often sung her songs and admonished persons on the street to "1)0 good" for the Lord. Tho Sessel (now I.ytton's) clothing store marked another anniversary March '£>, in recognition of the greater .store, atkr rebuilding and complete reconstruction. The merchandising firm had a record of (i;j years service, and adopted the slogan of "Dress for the Occasion." Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Corona of 2308 East Broadway were parents of a son born March 26. Franklin K. Walton, son of Dr. and Airs. J. E. Walton of 2603 College avenue, was to graduate from Washington University Medical College in Juno with high honors. A graduate of Missouri Military Academy at: Mexico, and of Shurtleff College, winner of the SATC silver cup, he was recipient of a three-year scholarship at Barnes Hospital. Dr. Walton was one of the top seven in his class of 85. March 27, 1902 The city council was lo close up business of tha fiscal year at a special meeting. March ?1, at -vhlch time both the annual appropriation ordinance and a fax levy ordinance were to have "first reading", The YMCA group of Evangelical Church was rehearsing for presentation of a 3-act drama, April 3. Those having chief parts, in the play were John Schmoellcr, Fred Hetdemann, William Johler, Ed Wutxler, Otto Xiramer, Mb.s Kmma Bode, Miss Mamie Fischer, Miss Alice Hoehn, and Miss Adele Sotier. Following action by Mayor Dixor and the North Alton trustees to order the question of annexation to Alton to be placed on tho village election ballot, Alton Commercial club named a committee to promote sentiment In the city for consolidation of the two communities. Marking Holy Thursday, pontifical high mass wai celebrated in the Cathedral by Bishop James Ryan, and Tennebrae was chanted in the afternoon. Large attendances marked masses in St. Mary's and St. Patrick's churches. A stone retaining wall wai being erected along the Oak street side of St. Joseph's Hospital tract. County Treasurer Tetherlngton was to deliver the tax assessment books to township assessors on April 2, and notified all assessors to be present that day to receive their instructions. J. Henry Mitchell and Miss Lena Kasten were united in marriage by Justice Nathan. Mrs, H. William Bauer entertained members of her whist club, and favors were given Mrs. II. A. Betz and Mrs. C. Seha'ib. Fay Simms and Miss Mfble Reeder were wed by the Rev. M. L. Colo in Upper Alton, and were to occupy a new cottage the bridegroom ha'l erected in Salu, Upper Alton A. K. Benbow announced acceptance of a petition signed by mpre than 400 which called on him to become a candidate for village president. Those circulating the petition were C. W. Leverett, George Pcrining, Thomas Ralph, Franklin Moore, T. W. L. Belk, John Atkins, I. H. Streeper, John Moore, Charles Williams, M. A. Lowe, 'T. P. Yerkes, E. D. Young, Mark Dickson, C. L. Vogelpohl, Alexander Hamilton, David Martin, Jones VVordcn, C. B. Johnson, D. M. Kitlinger, J. E, Creswick, and F. A. Flanders. Frank Loelu was kept at home by a sprained knee incurred in a fall while loading his express wagon, and James Boytl was taking his place at work. Mrs. Will Thompson was dangerously 111. Ray Crawford was recuperating from grip. Answers To Questions —Hi/ II IS KIV— A reader can get the answer to any question ut fact by writing The Telegraph Information liurcau, 1200 E>'« Street, N. \V., Washing ton 5, I).<J. I'lcase enclose three (8) cents tor return postage. Q. How long docs it take an orchid plant grown from seed to bloom? W. K. B. A. Most, of the orchid blooms of commerce are the result of five or more years of patient scifntil'ic hot-bouse culture from seed. After several months in flnsks of agar solution, the tiny seedlings are transplanted to pots of moss nnd charcoal. Blossoms left on the plant sometimes last 10 weeks. Robert S. Allen Reports Who Gets Last Laugh? Alton Evening Telegraph Published by Alton Telegraph Prlntlnd Company P B. COUSLEY Publisher and Editor Published Dally Subscription Price 30 cents weekly by carrier, by mall $7.00 a year within 100 milei; $10.00 beyond 100 miles. Entered as second-class matter at the postofflce at Alton. 111. Act oj Congress March 3, 1878. The day after an Italian peasant bet ho could drink a quart of grappa in one gulp, they held bis funeral. A poll shuus most Australians want In return In the 41-hour wcvk from tin.' 40-hours now worked. explicit by amendment to existing law just what it meant by uuthori/ing deduction of expenses "paid or incurred during the taxable year for the production or collection of income." iCgp> right, Q. When were women given the right to vote for President? C. L. A. In many states women wore permitlerl by state laws to vote for President before the passage of the 19lh Amendment to the Constitution. In 1S75 the first Woman Suffrage Amendment was drafted nnd introduced in 1878 by Senator Sargent of California. It passed the House and the Senate and was declared ratified in 11)20. The U)th Amendment gave all women in tho United Slates the right to voiu in the elections held in 1020. Q. Do goals eat tin cans? J. C. A. Goals do not eat tin cans. Their habit of browsing around refuse heaps lias given rise to the supposition that the animals eat tin cans. Q. As Craftsmen, bow did the Americ in Desert Indians compare with other Indians" 11. X. A. In many lines the craftsmanship of the I Vsort Indians excelled all others. This applies in the case of potter.,, weaveis, metal workers, and builders. Q. llow docs the R< public of Indonesia rank in population among the nations'.' T. B. L. A. Indonesia lias a population of 70,000,000. The island republic now is the sixth largest nation of the world. Q. llow docs diamond culling in I he I'liiled Slates compare with the work done in otber centers of the industry'.' L. 1>. S. A. According to ihe < leniolngi- cal Institute of America, by and large, only fairly large well-proportioned rough is cut in this country because of the high labor costs. Culling in the Netherlands and South Africa probably averages nearly as well cut as that in this country, whereas, because of the quality of rough bandied, much of the Melgian and Israelian material perhaps averages slightly poorer in proportions (ban does the result of American work. Q. What Presidents of Ihe United States wore interested in sports'.' F. F. A. Such a list would include Washington, Jackson. Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Taft. Wilson, Harding, and Hoover. Franklin D. Roosevelt was a devotee of yachting and keenly interested in spectator sports. Q. When did Christians take up the praciice of saying "God Bless You" following a sneeze? F.. S. P. A. In the b'lh century, when Gregory the Great was Pope. At this time a widespread malady raged, in Italy and sneezing was one of the symptoms. Pope Ore- gory asked Ihe people to say prayers against the disease and accompany MIL- prayer with tho sign of the It was at the time of this pestilence thai the custom of saving "God Blest You:" became, established. Q. Have astronomers figured how long the §un is likely to. von-1 MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS rhe 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 Tele- Kranh business office 111 East Broadway. Alton. Ill National AdvertisinR Rcpresenlative. West-IIolliday Co. New York Chicago. Detroit tinue to shine? M.L.S. A. Astronomers believe that r hc suu has been shining for at least 2 billion years and probably will continue to do so for nearly 10 billion years more. Q. How did Smith become such a frequent surname in Knglish- speaking countries'.' F.K.G. A. The explanation lies in ; bc fact iliat when it first: came into use the word "smith" signified any craftsman employing a hammer, hence included wood and stone as well as metal workers. Army and Social Security records and telephone directories show that in the United Slates outside the New York area about one person in 100 is a Smith. Q. Why are derby hats called bowlers in Kngland? II.C.A. A. From Ihe name of the senior member of the firm that made them Bowler and Jarrett. Q. What percent of patients consistency pay their doctors' bills'.' R..I.K. A. An estimate of Ihe American Medical Association is that bill collections arc about DO peiveni at present against an average high ot 70 percent. In Ihe 19,'10's the figure was as low as 50 percent. WASHINGTON, March 27. — Those senators who have been cuffing Nevvbold Morris may regret it. The anti-corruption crusader may give them a bitter dose of that old adage, "He who laughs last, laughs best." Morris has some tough surprises up his sleeve that may prove very embarrassing to the senators. One of these surprises is a demand that members of Congress answer the same financial questionnaire that Morris has sent to all government executives. No Congress has ever been confronted with such a demand. Morris, lacking the power of sub- pena, which the Senate judiciary committee, headed by Sen. Pat McCarran (D.-Nev.), is irately refusing to give the New Yorker, has no authority to compel the legislators to answer his searching questionnaire. But he can make them sweat if they refuse to do so. His "secret weapon" is the power of publicity. Publication by him of a list of senators and representatives vvhc j refuse to report the details of their private finances could prove very disconcerting to them, particularly in this tense election year. Their opponents would bo sure to make tho most of it. Morris revealed these plans ir j an unpublished talk before the Harvard club in Washington : He also let his fellow alumni in j on three other significant disclos- ! uros : That at one point he had decided to quit his clean-up job and was dissuaded from doing so by President Truman; While he has the official title of "Special Assistant to the Attorney General," he is now reporting directly to President Truman and not to Attorney General McGralh; and He slill hopes to obtain subpena powers and intends to make personal appeals for that to every memlyr of Ihe Senate, except three— McCarthy, Mundl, and Nixon. (Copy right, 1!)5LM the sun. and Ihe .smallest star is about the size of the moon. I Q. Who originated the self-ser: vice system In grocery stores? M. ill, K, . ,.,. ... . i A - Clarence Saundors of Mem- A. Ihe largest known stars arc phis, in 11)16. He called it Pigcly- several thousand times larger than I Wiggly. Q. I low do (bo largest' and smallest stars compare in sue with our sun and moon? K.V.G. Ki; I oiluine Fox IMMEDIATELY PRECEPINC THE FISTICUFFS

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