Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on May 28, 1952 · Page 6
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PAOtt 813? ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH WEDNESDAY, MAY 2ft, 1952 II Editorial ten Of Many Virtue* Leo Sharkey achieved success in hi* tvoik. ami Iw WM equally successful in his relations with his «t ftllow man — in business, in social life and the | newspaper he had served so long and w well. Leo Shirkey loved and respected people - and b\ them he was loved and respected, for hi< many fine qualities. Those qualities of kindness, affability, good humor, won him friends. His devotion to duty, his unflagging effort to do his work well, his determination always to do what was right, insured his suc- cesi in the newspaper field. His subordinates respected him for his fairness and helpfulness; his Superiors esteemed him for his loyalty and his dependability, Leo Sharkey was a gifted man. His was the alert mind, the ready wit. A problem to him was a kind of challenge, to be attacked until it was resolved. From that day, more than 34 years ago, when he became an employe of the Telegraph, Leo Sharkey possessed one aim — to be useful to his employers. To one so talented, so loyal, so determined to do * good job, his rise was inevitable. And when he became an executive, as advertising manager, his conduct of his department on an expanding newspaper was the fruit of the years of learning the job that was his. The manager of a newspaper's advertising department, if he be successful, must be a man of fine intelligence, and he must be posses<ed of understanding. He deals with the whole gamut of personality. He, with his staff, is between the newspaper and the advertisers who support it. Capably to discharge 'such a position, a man must understand human nature and its myriad facets. And of Leo Sharkey it has been truthfully said he possessed the patience to deal with all such — to hear their problems and help in their solution; to advise with them as to the best way to tell the story of business to the public. Fie was counsellor and friend. To ihe thousands who read a newspaper, its news staff, its advertising and other departments, arc ephemeral things. To those who patronize the advertising columns of a newspaper, the advertising department and its manager ARE the newspaper. In this relationship, Leo Sharkey exhibited his greatest value. He held the confidence of all -with whom he dealt. Those of us on the newspaper feel the loss of an associate and a friend. Lee's good humor was unfailing. For almost any situation he had a witty remark — often he eased tension, always he spread good cheer. Leo Sharkey was a fine gentleman, a superb newspaper man. He was endowed with the virtues of honesty, truthfulness, loyalty. To him 3 duty was something to be accomplished in the best way he knew how. cherished. A friendship was something to be A doctor says that women are outliving men. Perhaps because the attention of women is not distracted by men's hats. Censorship took* Like Cover-tip Sonic people who hear perfectly well and don't think too fast often say "huh?" when they want to ujll for time, to form an anwcr to A question. Some suit with "ulv—" And "ah-h . . ." But the most unique jnd effective way to stall for time, to .ivoid giving direct information, or to dodge tell- in.e the truth about a situation has been invented by the army. First, the citizens of this great country arc urged to support a great move for secrecy concerning affairs of the armed forces. This is called "security"' and i» applied to events and items of a military nature that actually should be under a clo.»k of censorship. But to these genuine secret items the military brass added .1 security feature that protects not the citi/ens, not the military forces, but the reputations and bungling! of the big brass. At this time we note an item in the news. I ivc U.S. soldiers were killed in South Korea by guerrillas. The news was held up four days by censorship. F.arlicr on the island of Kojc, Red prisoners rioted, captured an American general and staged a subsequent riot. The new.s was delayed as usual. Apparently, the military bigwigs in the Far East have the illusion that they must not let the big baby voters of this country in on some of the big secrets that definitely have a bearing bn this nation's welfare. Who arc they to judge? So far as can be determined, no one has classified such items of news as matters of military security — that is, no one except the military's big wheels. These super-soldiers have responsibilities that may reflect upon themselves should the news come out in its original rare, raw condition. If America were a fascist state where the people's decisions arc all made for them — and without their approval — by military goons, then the censorship of news might be understandable. As it is, the military censors have taken an arbitrary stand that they know what's best for everybody and it appears they have overstepped the bounds of their duty to perform what actually amounts to a disservice to the intelligent people of the U.S. This military hokum guiscd as security censorship should be brought to an end. Congress should take a hand in some of the news affairs of the Far East and stop the trend toward stalling and the deliberate official underplay of events — such as the Kojc prison affair. If some of the U.S. military big shots don't know who's boss of this country, better show 'cm now before they get any big ideas of controlling foreign policy outside the constituted authorities in Washington. * The American people should make sure that only elected officials can make decisions involving vital information that should be made public through the news. Then, of course, if the public docs not like the censorship, they can vote the censor out of office or likewise remove anyone who clings to the contention that such censorship is best. Side Glances By (totbraifft T. M. (•(. U. S Pi! e« tifl. 1»M br "I* Stmct, Int. "I hope there's a change in the city administration next this town really needs cleaning up!" Lottercncc Ike's Imprint On European Mind Is Vital Pearson's Merry-Go-Round Bob Tali's 'Socialism 9 WASHINGTON, May 28.—President Truman was both jovial and paternalistic when he received a California delegation led by Attorney General Pat Brown, who came on the forlorn hope of changing Mr. Truman's mind on tidelands oil. "You heard my speech," the President remarked, half humorously. "How can you expect me to change my mind after that?" Brown reminded him that Californians had conic lo talk to him in 1948 at which time he had refused to take a stand because tidelands oil was then, before the U.S. Supreme Court. "Yes, and the Supreme Court has now decided in favor of the 48 states," Mr. Truman interrupted. However, he agreed to study a memo that the California lawyers promised to prepare for him, though, as an indication that it probably wouldn't change his mind, he told the following story: "It reminds mo of an old judge out in Missouri," he said. "He told the court: 'Bring the man in. We'll give him a fair trial and then hang him.' " The President also enjoyed talking to Brown, who is running against Sen. Estes Kefauver in California, about the various presidential candidates. Regarding Sen. Richard Russell of Georgia, he said: "If he were right on civil rights, he might be the ablest of all." Averell llarriman he described as "A wonderful man--but imagine | m case Sen. Taft is interested in a Wall Street hanker being elected (what the Los Angeles realtors think of his "Socialism," here is their letter signed by "George M. Eason, finance chairman, Committee Against Socialistic Housing": "Mr. Ben Meyer President!" Tail's Socialism .Sen. Bob Taft, author of the Taft housing act of which he is 1 quite proud, would not be flattered if he read a letter written by the Los Angeles real estate lobby calling his act "Socialistic." Of course "Socialistic" is an easy epithet to hurl these days, and Sen. Taft has used it himself at times. However, this column has just unearthed an unusual letter written by the Los Angeles lobby in its effort to defeat a slum clearance-housing program in Los An "Chairman, Los Angeles Clearing House association "Los Angeles, California "Dear Mr. Meyer: "You are familiar with the fight now going on at the city hall regarding public housing. "This matter will be on the ballot in the election of June 3. "The various organizations Interested in financing and building , , u u n , r,, ,., , i of homes in Los Angeles have geles, to be hulll under! affs hous-1 foi . mcf , |ne committoc against So . mg law. i ,,j a |j s , h OUS i ng we anticipate that The letter puts the bite on the Los Angeles Clearing House asso- the tune of $15,000 as part of an $185,000 slush fund the real eslate lobby is raising to defeat Los An- il will take a fund of $185,000, to put on the campaign. Many orgai zations have already pledged the amount that they will raise through their membership. "In the campaign on Proposi- geles housing. Iion )0 [he CTeai ., ng Housc associa . Real estate and housing groups; |ion subscribcd $7500- Thc rost o[ all over the nation are watching |hat campaign was ^1,000 . We the Los Angeles battle where the j , h<n . cfoi . e are askinK tne c|can city government had a ready sign- j Uollse assodalion lo Sllh . scl . ibc $ig " ed a contract with the federal gov-, u()0 towar(1 this campaigni ernment to proceed with the hous-! .- The bUc hous(n . s have star(ed ing program, when suddenly two city councilmen mysteriously i changed their minds. | Alter that the California Supreme j Court ruled that the city must con- i tinue with its housing contract, regardless of the two councilmen. But the real estate lobby is continuing the battle just the same. their campaign and are now holding meetings in various parts of Los Angeles. We anticipate that they will have unlimited funds at their disposal, "We will appreciate any assistance that you can give us in this (Copyright, 11)521 MIRROR OF YOUR MIND By LAWREXCK riOriJD Consulting PsychologiM .stance, the most respectable people \\ill frequently swear "like stevedores."! You are not morally responsible tor your unconscious feelings ;uid may well treat them as nobody's business but yours. For no one else — least of all, somebody close to you—can see them in their true perspective in relation to the total personality of which they are but one "side." Can ambition be Aiiiwer: Yes, particularly if its- original goal seems hopelessly blocked, either by circumstances or by unconscious inhibitions. One of the more common illustrations is the man to whom some form of recreation like golf comes to be his major interest in life. 1 have actually heard a man say that he would "rather break 80 than be President," and I believe lie meant it. As a former-"BOH bug" I can understand his feeling only too well but the fact remain* that such an attitude involves t Wnd of "flight" from the realities of life. A normal man's tnajgf interests are home and job and DP hobby will have enough hail 10 distract him from them. Should your family watch you "cuiue. out of ellu'r"? Aiib\vi*r: No. says a psychiatrist. Any "general anesthetic" tends to break down your repressions even more completely than alcohol does, and so make you release not only emotions which \ou normally keep to \ourscll hut "lorbid- den" leeling.s of which >»>u yourself are unconscious. (Kor in- l*il, l'Jj'2 King 1-t'ciUiie* S^JKJu, Can blind people learn lo "perceive obnlai-len"? Answer: Most of them can with the proper training, report psychologists Philip \\oivhel and Jack Mauner of the University of Texas. Seven totally blind persons were given 210 training trials under conditions favorable for learning, with highly encouraging results; the systematic training in the perception of obstacles resulted in the development of this ability to an extent equal to that possessed by experienced subject*. Just how the blind person comes lo know that he is about to run into something is still some- uhat in doubt one theory is that lie learns to recognize echoes which most people do not notice. nc.l PARIS, May 28.—No Man in American history has had the role which Gen. DwigTit Eisenhower has filled in the last 10 years, and now, as he flies back home this week end. he turns to a different role—something many men have experienced in the field of politics. From the time Gen. Eisenhower began to command the inter-Allied forces in North Africa—followed, as it was, by Ihe supreme command in the victorious march across Kurope from the coast of Normandy—his name has represented a message of hope to free peoples, some of them already under the yoke of the conqueror. Today, as the General looks back on more than a year of supreme command over inter-Allied forces formed to prevent a third world war, his imprint on European minds is that of a man who exudes confidence and still brings hope. For it was Eisenhower who brought the armies of Europe into being under what is known as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Now. as he goes back to America, there is in Europe still a feeling of hope when Ihe name of Gen. Eisenhower is mentioned. For, if he should become •President of the United States, all Europe will feel that America will not desert Europe in these painful days of reconstruction. It is not financial aid which hangs in the balance—for that can be gradually diminished. It is the spirit of American cooperation—the comradeship that liberated Europe in two world wars—which hangs in the balance. Rightly or wrongly, the impression has developed in France that Eisenhower reflects continued American understanding ol Europe's problems and that Sen. Taft does not. This correspondent, when asked, has heen telling French leaders and editors that the Ohio Senator is not an isolationist and that, if elected president, he would in all probability adhere to Ihe principle of international co- operalion, especially as existing treaties with Kurope call for certain commitments Ihat will nor be dishonored. But the European shakes his head in unconvinced fear and plainly shows his worry, and there are some elements which think already in terms of appeasing Russia if America is to turn away from helping Europe. This is an un realistic and unjustified fear, but it illustrates the point. Gen. Eisenhower has steered R non-political course here. He has observed all the proprieties in his dealings with the European governments and leaders. He has been j embarrassed, of course, by the attention which the newspapers here land abroad ha\e given to the political campaign in the United States as it affects him, and it is amusing at times to note the European bewilderment over the box score of delegates from tin- various states as the race draws near to a climax. No such system of picking a presidential candidate exists anywhere in Kurope. The Eisenhower personality on the television .screen is going to create more of ;\ sensation than the phrases of his speeches. For he has a positive, dynamic, likable manner which makes friends and develops a contagious spirit—the essence of polit ical campaign strength. Dwight K'isenhiiwer is a born ex- IroMHM and the kind of man who on the stump is likely to arouse the same kind <>i national affection that was such an asset for | Theodore Roosevelt, popularly call. ed "Tedd\," as he drew unprecedented crouds a half century ago. Tlus writer talked at length with the General and discussed several current problems. He appears well- informed and well-versed in American history. He is steady and not impulsive. He will not be stampeded into making decisions nor into offering opinions on highly complex national and international problems merely to satisfy the curiosity of a press conference. While in I'aris, this correspondent has also sought out some men who have known Gen. Eisenhower for many years. Their judgment of him is that he is a good listener, likes to find people uhu are honest 25 anil 50 Years Ago U. S. Grandma Comes of Age Says Hal Boyle By HAL BOYLE NEW YORK, /P—This is the leyday of grandma. There was a time when women lated the thought of becoming a grandmother, and maybe most of m still do. Being a grandmother then meant putting on a little lace cap and sitting by the fire with a cat in her lap, while life passed you by. But today? A girl just starts hitting her stride by the time she's a grandma. Some of the best years of her life are still ahead of her after she finishes untying her apron strings. Look at the world around you. You'll find grandmas taking leading roles in practically every field. Grandma Moses Who Is the best known living American artist? Most people would say Grandma Moses, whose brush is still as busy as ever. Glamor fs supposed to be the property of the young-in-years, but three Hollywood grandmas- Joan Bennett. Marlene Dietrich and Gloria Swanson—have a seemingly timeless beauty that is the envy of many a more youthful actress. One of the newest television stars is a grandma Airs. Arthur Murray. And in the bright arena of Ihe theater who shines more lu- ••ninously thnn dear old granny "-••'»•!"•'" Lawrence? Grandma's place used to be 5n the home. Not any more. Grandmas direct everything from racing stables to baseball clubs. And they run for Congress. Get elected now and then, too. Literary Figures The literary world has known few more consistently successful authors than Grandma Mary Roberts Rinchart. who has written so many best sellers it would take a catalogue to list them all. The busiest: grandmother of all, of course, is Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt, who year after year in polls taken among women is voted by them as one of the outstanding representatives of the sex. Her only concession to her years has been the purchase of a new hearing aid. It is hard to name a branch of human activity in which some grandma doesn't excel. Dear old granny has put away her lace cap for good. She's out there pitching with the boys, and making good. advisers, and then makes up his own mind on the basis of common sense and fundamental honesty. He is "generous in spirit," as one intimate friend put it, but "he is no weakling and no softie." Others i say also Ihnt his main desire is to j be fair, and that, if the word "deal" ever gels tied into his earn- i paign, it will be In Ihe phrase "square deal," because I hat's his basic attitude toward his fellow, May 28, 1927 The hill (o appropriate S5000 for erection of a Lincoln-Douglas monument in the city square had reached second reading in the stale legislature. M. A. Crivello of Market, street; fruit stand had escaped ill effects from a bite of a tarantula, when a physician nearby gave immediate treatment. Dennis Noonan. acting night captain of police, submitted his resignation, as did Richard Frorich, a patrolman. Noonan and Joseph Uhle had both been certified for promotion under the civil service act. and when Chief of Police Fitzgerald appointed Uhle, Noonan resigned from the force. Uhle had been a member of the force for IS years. Earl Scott received appointment as desk sergeant. The Exchange rlub of Alton, the city's newest service club, was formally organized at a luncheon meeting at Hotel Stratford when the following officers were elected: I. H. Streeper. president: L. V. Drury, first vice-president; Dr. De L. Reid, second vice-president; W. F. Lehmkuhl. secretary- treasurer. On the boa-d of governors were Oren C Shearburn. R. L. Hudson. In addition to the officers and board members those signing the petition for a charter were Jason C. Bramhall Jr., Phil J. Somcrlad. W. C. Werner, Dr. L. L. Yerkes, E C. Hoefert. B. F, Kopp. Dr. D. M. Roberts. K. R. Miller, Charles F. Habekost. \V. A. Fisher, jr.. John F. Duggan. Ira P. Cramer, K. H. Bernard, George Harris, Clyde H. Auten, \V. E. Megowen, W. F. Lindlcy. H. T. Brakaw. C. E, Stewart, A. E. Barth, Gene Randall, Leo P. Goekin, E. G. Campbell. Mr. and Mrs William O. Fricdrich of Alby street were parents of a daughter. Ninteen students graduated from the Brighton Community High School were: Violet Barth, Morse Bentley, Miles Bentley, David Bott, Elden Bolt, Charles Camp. Esther Ganglof 1 ', Albert Ciller, Clara Ciller, Myrtle Grabbe, Raymond Heidcmann, Ruth Kamp. William Maher, Hilda Massar, Louise Morgan. Ida Nelson, Ruth Norton, Walter Norton and Clarence Well. Tribute lo the soldier dead in Alton and vicinity was to be made in Memorial Day parades and programs, tn the morning a parade in Upper Alton would go to Oakwood cemetery for memorial services; in the afternoon, a parade would form in downtown Alton and go to Alton cemetery for memorial rites. Field masses for the dead were to be celebrated in two cemeteries, St. Joseph and Greenwood. Perry Hiles was to be speaker in Oakwood, Wayne Townsley, Bloomington, in City cemetery. The Rev. Father August Fechtel and Father George Link were to be at St. Joseph's with Father R. A. Heintmann serving as subdeacon. At Greenwood, the Rev. Father F. B. Kehoe, Father P. J. Smythe and Father W. R. Whalen were to serve. Mny 28, 1902 From W. II. Calls of Granbury, Texas, ft former Alionian. II. J. Bowman received ft letter statins that 1000 buds of cape jasmine had been shipped to Alton for the purpose of decorating graves in Hie North Alton Confederate cemetery. It was the third year that Catls had collected and shipped southern flowers 'or the Confederate cemetery, and Bowman again requested that the local post of the GAR arrange for exercises there. Calls wrote that he still was working to arouse sentiment through Confederate veterans and the. Daughters of the Confederacy that vould yield funds to provide for erection of a notable monument in the cemetery here. The program of Ihe GAR for Memorial day had been completed. White Hussar band was to provide music both for forenoon exercises in Upper Alton cemetery and afternoon exercises in Alton cemetery. Preceding city cemetery rites was to be a si reel procession headed by the Naval Mili- lia and the band, and with police, school children, ;md various societies and organizations participating. William H. ~tauer had been appointed grand marshal. Charles Stelzel, assistant marshal, and the list of aides included Henry Brueggeman, James Pack. C. W. Renfro, Frank Oben, George Yeagcr, V. Lehman, Charles Seibold, E. Ernst, William Cundall, Sum Diet?;, Dr. L. M. Bowman, R. J. Young, Dr. G E. Wilkinson, Ni-? Seibold, Ad Paul, Dr. A. G. Porter. H. H. Lessner, Louis E. Walter, Ed Meriwether, B. L. Dorsey. Joseph Steck, William Sherwood, B. L. Dorsey, David Tomlinson, Herman Luer, Ed Scheffel, Thomas Coudie, Percy Rice, Louis Joesting. M. Hall. Samuel Wade, William Sweetser, Bert Vanpreter, Joseph Buddc, and Ralph Dixon. The Rev. H. K. Sanborne had presented to Monticello Seminary his collection of 250 ancient coins dm ing from 500 B. C. lo 500 A. D. The coins were encased in a ,'iUO-year-old cabinet, made in Turkey, and fabricated of 3000 pieces of teakwood which the minister planned to retain. His collection had been made with assistance of Dr. Albert Long of ! Robert College. 1 , Constantinople. Odd Fellows Temple Association elected as directors Robert Curdle, 11. A. Wutzler, James Wilkinson, G. Hempkcn, F. W. Joesting, William Sonntag, George Luft, and D. G. Tomlinson. An issue of 511,000 in bonds had been disposed of, and the Temple building now was sole property of Western Star and Germania lodges. Mr. and Mrs. Ephraim Alexander mourned th« death of their infant son. Scheller Lasbury incurred a sprained arm in a fall from his bicycle. Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Oulson of Godfrey announced the birth of a son. John Denolher of Fosterburg and Emma Manekc of Upper Alton were licensed to marry. Answers to Questions — «•/ A reader can get the answer to any question of fact by wilting The Telegraph Information Bureau, 1300 Eye Street, N. W., Washington 5, D.C. Please enclose three (3) cents for return postage. Q. Is scrap or pig iron used chiefly in the making of steel?— H.H. A. About as much scrap as pig iron from the blast furnaces is used, on the average. These are the two principal sources of metal in the making of steel. Q. What is Ihe text of the old spelling rhyme about the placing of the vowels "i" and "e"?—J.C. A. "I" before E except after C Or when sounded as A As in 'neighbor' and 'weigh.' " Q. Does the-Marine Corps accept draftees?—G.A. A. The Marine Corns formerly made up of volunteers only, now accepts inductees when they are needed. Q. What was the total number of polio cases last year?—G.B.W. A. During the "disease year" which ended on March 29, 1952, the number of cases in the United States was 28,692, considerably under the total of the previous year. Q. How many women are employed in banking? M.R. A, By 1951 there were over 200,000 women in bank jobs, many with official titles. This figure represents a very large increase in recent years. Q. What is a Yavvara stick? N.O. A. It is a substitute for the police club or baton, the primary purpose being to control individuals rather than to hurt or injure them seriously. Q. What is the weight of a crate of strawberries? A quart box? II.- E.S. A. The Department of Agricul- | ture says that the approximate net ! weight of a 24-quart-box crate of strawberries is 36 poundsr or I'.i pounds a quart box. men. (Copyright, 1952.1 Zionist Founder Theodor Herzi, born in Budapest j in 1860, is considered the founder of the Zionist movement. Influenced by the anti-Semitic reaction of the Drevfus affair, he pub- 1 lished The Jewish State in 1896, which advocated a theory of Jewish nationalism, and which later led to the creation of the Zionist movement. Alton Evening Telegraph Published by Alton Telegraph Priming Company P B COUSLEY Publisher and Editor Q. Where is the coldest spot in i the world where people live? B.J. A. The coldest known spot in the world where people live is in North Central Siberia where, in certain sections, the thermometer goes down to 90 degrees below zero. It is not unhealthy for people have learned how to care for themselves and life is far from unbearable. Q. Did Leonardo da Vinci paint the Mona Lisa with his left hand? K.E.S. A. Since Leonardo was left-handed, he presumably executed all his paintings with his left hand. Published Daily Subscription Price 30 cents weekly b.v carrier, by mail fT.UO a year within 100 miles: 110.00 beyond 100 miles. Entered as second-clast matter at ib* postoffice at Alton. 111. Act of Congress March 3. 1878. MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press u exclusively entitled to the use (or publication ol all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited to this paper and to th« local new* publlabed ber*i» Advertising Rft«i and contract information on application at tni Telt- graph business office. Ill Cast Broadway. Alton 111 National Advertising Representative. West - UoUiday Co,, Na « York, Chicago, Detroit Robert S. Allen Reports Personal Reason WASHINGTON, May 28. — There was a very personal reason why President Truman decided against running again or being drafted. Mrs, Truman is not. in good health. She has high blood pressure. The President disclosed this family secret during a talk with Democratic National Chairman Frank McKinney. The Indianan went to the White House to tell the President that party leaders in all sections of the country are inquiring daily whether he would accept a draft. According to McKinney, these messages run into the hundreds. "I'm at a loss as to just what, to tell them," said McKinney. "I'm referring everyone to your public statements, on the ground that I don't know any more about the matter than they do. As you know, I didn't have the slightest inkling in advance about your Jefferson- Jackson Day dinner announcement. I would like to avoid being caught short like that again. As Chairman, I feel I should have some definite information to impart to state and local leaders who ask me about drafting you." "All right." replied the President, "I'll tell you what you can tell them. I will not accept the nomination under any circumstances. Is that positive enough for you?" "Yes, it is," declared McKinney. "Of course, I'm sorry to hear you say that, but it couldn't be any more definite. I'll know exactly what to say now when I am asked whether you would accept a draft." For a few moments, the President was silent. Then he remarked that his decision "was a joint one." "One of the chief reasons why I made up my mind not to run," he explained, "was that Mrs. Truman's health is not good. She has high blood pressure and at our age 2, 1945, Berlin was occupied by Russians, until supreme authority was taken over jointly by the four powers. For a while barriers were built in the streets that marked the boundaries of the four zones. Dice found in the ancient tombs of Egypt are similar to those used by gamblers today. • that is not a trivial matter." Deduction Killing Business concerns spending money for research purposes can relax on whether those costs can b« claimed as legitimate operating expenses. Authority for that far-reaching policy is Internal Revenue Commissioner John Dunlap himself. The plain-talking Texan disclosed it at a closed-door meeting ol the joint congressional committee on taxation, headed by Sen. Walter George (D-Ga.). The session was convened specially to discuss the complex tax problems of research and development costs. For a number of years, the Revenue Bureau has permitted business concerns to write off research expenditures as a legitimate operating expense. But the U/S. tax court and other federal branches have refused to allow the capitalization of such expenditures for tax purposes, In an effort to clarify this muddled situation, Internal Revenue Bureau officials have repeatedly asked the joint committee for specific legislation. Each time they were told to "work it out by administrative order." Dunlap has done that by deciding in favor of deductions for research purposes. (Copyright, 19821 Prayer for We give thanks to thee, O God ; for thy wisdom and grace. Th.v Church in all lands unites thy children in a common fellowship. Wherein this fellowship is marred by selfishness, arrogance, and cruelties incident to war, we beseech thee, forgive us, Lord. Enable us by thy grace to surmount all divisive barriers; in Jesus' name, Amen. —Fred L. Dennis, Dayton, Ohio, bishop, Evangelical United Brethren Church. (Copyright 1852 by the National Council of the Churches of Christ In th« U. S. A.I TOONERVILLE FOLKS Hy Fontaine Fo* Q. Why was "Oh Promise Me" interpolated in the score of "Robin Hood"? D.S. A. To give Jessie Banlett Davis, the famous contralto of the Boston- j ians, a special solo number in the part of Allen-a-Dale. Q. Are lakes subject to tides? H.G. A. The tidal forces of the sun and moon produce tides in inland lakes, but because of the relatively small area of such lakes these tidesd are usually too small to measure. Q. Was Berlin occupied by Rus- : sians alone when the city was first taken in World War II? N.C.H. A. 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