Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on May 31, 1952 · Page 4
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PAGE POUR ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH SATURDAY, MAY 31, 1952 Editorial Strawberry Shorirnkc, Paragon of Pastries May departs, and brings us the month of graduates and brides. A pleasant May it was — not too warm, but enough heat to bring on the flowers and the trees and the grass. \Vc had some chilly clavs, and some complaints were heard, but ihc> were few and generally the month was good for growing things. The closing days brought us tlic succulent homegrown strawberries, and many a Memorial Day was brightened by that paragon of pastries, strawberry shortcake. With fresh strawberries that still taste of the sunshine that gave them life, and swimming in rich cream, strawberry shortcake is food for the Gods. Merc mortals should account themselves fortunate, indeed, to be served strawberry shortcake. Corruption in government, wars and rumors of wars, elections, high prices, the grass that needs cutting — all these arc forgotten when strawberry shortcake graces the table. Troubles vanish when you contemplate how good the cake is going to be; cares disappear while you are eating the strawberry shortcake, and worries are missing afterward when he still remembers how good the strawberry shortcake was. \V'c started out to write something about Maytime, until memories of strawberry shortcake enveloped the typewriter. \Vcll, why not!' May brought us strawberry shortcake. \ else can you ask? May departs, but the .strawberry .•.hort- cake will be with us for a while more. We'd like to welcome June, as befitting the month that has inspired so many poets. Hut the welcome must wait. We're still in the strawberry shortcake league — and batting close to i.OOO. Tax-Billing Job Should Be Easier As » rule, the annual tax-billing job should be easier for the various town collectors in .Madison ccunty next year when the effect of school district consolidations has become more fully effective. Xo longer will the town collectors have to consider the rates in so many various school districts within their township borders as they prepare tax statements. For example, all of Godfrey is included in the new Alton unit District, No. 11, and where formerly there were nine districts, all with different tax rates to be considered, there will in future be just one district and a single rate to apply against property tax items. How sweeping has been the reduction of school districts, mainly under the new state law to encourage and force consolidations, is shown in a recent statement of County Supt. Wilkins. After July 1, he pointed out, there will be just 20 school districts Lota of Time to lielillne tllffleiililes The city can welcome the recent professions of interest in its highway welfare made by District Superintendent .Jesse Gary. It may be hoped, contrary to expressions from aldermen in Wednesday's council meeting, that conflict causing details of the beltlinc highway can be resolved — and resolved soon — rather than have the bcltiine dropped. Superintendent Gary has assured that plans for the highway remain to be finished, anyway. The st,;te apparently has not crawled out too far on a limb with its planning to retreat to a point where a satisfactory plan can be reached. Ihtr recent confirmation of the state's good intentions toward the community lie in announcement that the highway division has called bids for reconditioning its portion of the McAdams Highway. This would hint strongly that the state intends to continue keeping this road in condition and has serious thoughts about its future, whether or not the Mississippi Scenic Highway is routed over it. Should the beltlinc highway fall through over conflicts, however, as some aldermen seem to think it might, it is difficult to judge the degree of displeasure area workers might show toward any persons or organi/ations involved. Wo'rc in the t. S., \ol Soviet BiisKiii Once again the Telegraph faces the painful necessity of having to remind that citi/ens have an inherent and legally guaranteed right to petition and appear before their governing bodies. Attacks of city aldermen against persons appearing before them Wednesday night were uncalled tor and out of order. In the Germany of Hitler and the Russia of Josef Stalin one might expect such a welcome—it the citi/en ever got beyond the door of the governing body. In this country we expect to have citi/cns appearing before such bodies treated with courtesy and given a sympathetic audience, unless! they, themselves, adopt a discourteous attitude. Side Glances Gotfrraftfi •?*$& ?$ti t^Ji^JX^ 5-31 T « P«t u. * PH. off Co*' l»52 DI Nt" Sxrxu, I 25 and SO Years Ago 7 "Don't worry about the baby not liking my husband- children always have been crazy about him!" Losing Huge Incomes Shrivel Under Reds Ground With French People Taxes, Expense here a few reduction ot 1 Icfr in Madison county were 1 52. This is a 86 percent. I he reduction in districts years ago there 32 districts, or PARIS. May :!0. .-V They don't take the Communists as seriously here as the headlines abroad on the demonstrations might indicate. For Communism is on the wane in By HAI, NKW YORK. .T Could you get by on $50.000 a year? The average man figures \\ith that kind of money he could satisfy Uncle Sam. live the life of Rilev also is reducing the number of district boards, both boards of education and boards of school directors, and means that the county is undergoing a great shrinkage in school officials as the new state law works out. Pearson's Merry-Go-Round Bosses Ignore Revolt WASHINGTON, May 31.-The publishers of Frontier Magazine, Gifford Phillips and Ludlow Flower, who arc old Denver friends of Secretary of Agriculture Brannan, dropped in on him the other day, began to talk about politics. They were for Kefauver. found him bitter against Kefauver. "When Kefauver remained in the New Hampshire primary against the President, it was an insult," remarked Brannan with heat. What Brannan and various lop politicos of both parties don't seem to realize is that a large part of the American public floesn't whether the present leaders are "insulted" or not. They are rebellious toward those in power, no matter what the party, and definitely in a nose-thumbing niood. This applies not only to those in Washington, but to party bosses in states and cities. II applied to Democratic leaders who were ousl- erl in the New Hampshire primary and to Republican bosses who were ousted last November after their 70-year rule over Philadelphia. This resentment against party bosses accounts for much of the popular sentiment for Eisenhower and Kefauver. It's a new political ferment, a healthy desire on the part of a lot of people nol hitherto in politics, to gel into politics. Not only are they determined to get out and vote, but they're determined that there shall he no smoke-filled- room nominations at cither convention. The may not like this, hut it's a fact. And here arc Mime ot the battles stirred up by this new political ferment, showing its a fact: Eisenhower delegates in Texas has attracted most of the headlines, there have been just, as brazen freeze-out s in other states. In Charleston, S. C.. Hump Keating and Elizabeth Curry, two Oltl Guard Republicans, saw they were out nu mho red by Kiscnhower supporters at a meeting called at the Murray Vocational School, so they jumped inlo Healing's car, held their own meeting, and re-elected themselves to represent the precinct at the state convention. At West Baton Rouge, La., Robert Butler, precinct chairman care | found himself the only Taft man, among a crowd of Eisenhower supporters. So he called the meeting to order, nominated himself a dele- gale, seconded the nomination, closed the meeting, waved goodbye to other Republicans and walked out. At New Orleans. Taft supporters, finding themselves outnumbered, held a private meeting on the sidewalk and elected their own dele- gales. Ferment In California There may be a complete turnover of Democratic leaders as a result of the Kefauver battle in California. Some lime ago a gill-edge list of top Democrats were picked as delegates for Truman. Kefauver, who came in late, could get no celebrities to support him. As a result, he fell back on youngsters and relative nonentities whh plenty of enthusiasm but little political experience, Later, when the President took hmiscll out of lite race, he pulled I he rug out from under both his own delegates and the I )t>mocralic I patty bosses. Loll high tind dry. Eisenhower and (be South. - ; ihcy persuaded able Attorney (leii- While the bald-faced frcc/.c-out ol eral Pal Umwn to become the .sac- rificial stalking horse. Actually Pal. Brown has no more desire to become president than Shirley Temple, and I he real fact is that Ed Pauley, the big oilman, and George Luckey, the colorful cattleman, are using him in a des- perale attempt: to try to retain control of the Democratic machinery and control California's big bloc of voles at Chicago. Ohio Revolt What California old-line Democrats watched with anxiety was the amazing primary in Ohio, where Kefauver's little-known delegates swept the stale, defeating such well-known names as .lack Kroll. head of CIO-PAC, Phil Hanna. a power in the A.F. of L.. and oven Al Horstman. Democratic national committecman. In Ohio, tile party bosses had exerted pressure to keep Kefauver delegates off the ticket. This only added fuel to the resentment of the voters, and now some of Ohio's old-line leaders find themselves oul in the cold wilh a bunch of brash Kefauver youngsters part way in the saddle. Florida Surprise Old line leaders also took a moral licking in the Florida primary, where the governor, the two senators and every member of Congress campaigned vigorously for Sen. Russell. Virtually every sheriff in the slate was mobilized by (Iov. Fuller Warren to defeat Ke- Uuiver. And while Kefauver went under by a narrow margin, a group of new leaders in southern and central Florida .Mined up tremendous poliiical enthusiasm, now have Ihc bit in their teeth against the old guard. iCopyrighl IH.'C'i France due to a gradually alerted himself, and still have enough left altitude on the parl of the French governmenlal authorities and the removal of some of the sources of Communist strength through Ihe improvement in economic lions. over to feed gold peanuts to pi- I grrms in Ihe park. \ But many a person in the J50.- ! 000-and-up income bracket today condi- i complains he finds it hard to make bolh ends meet. May 31, 192 Only four members of the GAR were able to attend Memorial day sen ices. They were A. .1. Osborn, commander, J. G. Oulson of Godfrey, adjutant, Abel Stillwell, chaplain, and James Smith. John L'lrich 88, the oldest member was unable to attend. Paul Maul, barber and native Altonian, died in St. Anthony's, Infirmary, following n paralytic stroke a week before. Surviving were four sons. Paul J., .Fred, August and Henry; four daughters. Mrs. Her- j man Burmeister, Mrs. Martin Kinsella and Mrs. JFi-ed Deutschman, St. Louis, and Mrs. Frank Yost, j Alton; and one sister", Mrs. Jacob Kranz. Judge Trares in County Court named Wilbur C. Oerke of Edvvardsville as the third member of the Madison county board of review to succeed \V. M, Sauvage of Alton, whose two-year term had expired. Gerke was a member of Madison County I Abstract Co. ! Horace Mann junior high school carried off throe • of the 'four honors in the divisional track meet held ' at Seminary square. Two outstanding individmil i stars were developed in the boys' and girls' major 'division events, each capturing all events. Robert. ! Henderson, a pupil at Lincoln Junior, won the ' 75-yard dash, the pole \ault and running broad Jump. Eli/.abelh Wright of Horace Mann won the .•10 yard dash, 75 yard dash and standing broad : jump. In the other events winners were Gilbert iSlauffer. Lincoln, iiO-ynrd dash; Ray Hennell, Lin- jcoln, 'J 00-yard dash: Harold Henning. Lincoln. 220- iyard dnsh; John Molcalf. Horace Mann. 880-yard 'run; Clois Johnson, Lincoln, shot put; George Heathcote, Lincoln, high jump; Robert Hawkins, 1 Lincoln hop-step-jump. In the minor division, Arthur Lockes. Horace Mann, 50-yard dash; Eugene Tale, 7">-yard dash; N. Haggcrty, Horace Mann, 100-yard dash; Jewell Andres. Garfield. 220-yard dash; Gus Kodros. Horace Mann, -MO-yard dash; Mark Dunbar, Horace Mann, high jump; John Bene/ie, Lincoln, pole vault; Jewell Andres, Garfielri. running broad jump: Sterling LaMarsh. Garfield, chinning; Leroy Naugh- lon, Lincoln, shot put; J. R. Edwards, Horace Mann, hop-step-jump. In the girl's major division, Ha/el Lyons, Lincoln, 60-yard dash: Lillian Coats, Horace 1 Mann, high jump; Harriet Fichtel, Milton, basketball throw; Ruth Parker, Lincoln, hop-step-jump. Girls minor division, Alma Wyman. McKinley, 40- jyard dash; Nettie \Vildermann. McKinley. 60-yard Iriash; Alma Wyman, McKinley, 75-yavtl dash; | Bcrnice Kippie, McKinley, high jump; Mabel Dickinson, Horace Mann, basketball throw: Mildred Gilbert, Garfield, broad jump; Louada Reed. Horace Mann, hop-stcp-jump. This doesn't mean that the dem- This is particularly true with lop onstrations are without importance \ public entertainers. MIRROR OF YOUR MIND Jl.v 1,A\VKKNC K (iOUJJ I'niiMiltiiiK I'»J rht»loi;ist tliis, In- had accepted anil absorbed a nut wisely but I no well." Human beinys are not aware of their own unconscious feelings, and to ••play" them as if they wen- gives a false impression of them and their problems. Admitting — as the psychoanalysts believe -- that Hamlet was unconsciously in love with hi-s mother, it and wiixilil nol dear's as Oliver be did nol know have- show n it as did. or significance, but their chief value lies in the publicity they get in foreign Hinds, which the Communists hope will lead to the impression that they are gaining ground and influencing public opinion in France. The placards demanding that "Ridgway go home" and the billboard signs "Americans go home" are really nothing more than a publicity stunt. The French people smile, and lately one American company has sent its emissaries around to Ihe billboards to add to the "Americans go home" slogans a bit of commercial advice telling them what airline to take. But the Communist problem is one that most Americans do not know about, because the French officials have not made much noise or fanfare about their drastic measures to squelch it. Actually, the Communists up to 1947 had penetrated many parts of the government, the press, the radio and even the judiciary. Since then, by a quiet campaign of elimination, the government has removed Communists from most sensitive spots and, by one preiext or .mother, has rendered them less able lo do any damage. Many Frenchmen gullible and innocent of Hie use lo which the)' arc sometimes pul either by Communists or fellow travelers, play a large part in unwittingly aiding Communist activities. Thus the "neutralism" movement in France and much of its anti-Americanism is fed steadily by Communist supporters through both the press and Hie radio. In France a distinction must be made between Ihe political Com- munisis. most of whom are loyal to France, and the Soviet apparatus, which includes some misguided Frenchmen and various foreigners whose never egy at the momenl is to keep a hard core of Communists lor emergencies bin nol lo let Hie Communists generally lake any drastic sleps that would tiring on measures of repression. When Gen. Eisenhower came lo France, there were dcmonslrations similar lo those which Hie Communists began more than a week ago lo prepare for Gen. Ridgway's arrival. There wen- -S percent of the JO,(Mil).()()t) French voters -or about fvllH), 1)0(1 who vulcd Communist in 19-lli. and then 1 arc less percent now. There are Where does all that dough go? Let us lake a typical case—Dorothy Shay, the "Park Avenue Hill- biilie." Her robust songs have made her a queen of the supper club circuit, at $5000 a week and higher. Last year Dorothy, who is a good business girl, asked her accountant to estimate the minimum income she would require for 1951. His figure: $81,000. Of this, business expenses and taxes came lo $65,6J5. They included such items as commission and managerial costs, $18,630; federal taxes,- 5.10,040: California income tax, $3750; legal services, $2600; traveling expenses, $12,150; professional wardrobe, $'1000—etc., etc. Subtracting $65,625 from $81.000, Dorothy found she had $15,375 for living and personal expenses. That seems a co/y sum for a single girl, but household costs — such as S.1200 for domestics, $1500 for food, $1500 for rent--ate up $5720. That left her $9655. But she had lo figure into Ibis $600 for depcnd- enis and gifts, $3560 for life insurance premiums, $1500 for medical expenses. $1200 for personal wardrobe and laundry, $1265 for miscellaneous expenses, and $1200 for non-deductible business expenses. The result, according to Dorothy, was that she had Ihe grand sum of $330 left lo save or do with as she wished. It takes a lot of money (o make money these days. /Uny 31, Only one untoward incident marred the annual observance of Memorial Day here—the speakers' platform in Alton cemetery collapsed just as former (iov. K. O. Slannrd of SI. Louis, one of the principal speakers, was in Ihe midst of his address. The platform was crowded \\ilh attending notables to number of about 30. One section proved too frail for the weight it was forced to bear and came down with a crash. Fortunately no one was hurt. After it was determined there were no casualties, the former Missouri governor resumed his remarks. The afternoon exercises in Alton cemetery followed a notable street procession which formed on Ihe city square. The naval militia division with its Hotchkiss gun was in Ihe line, led by Lieut, E. V. Grossman. Alton post GAR members marched in the van, followed by Ihe WRC. Speakers at tho cemeiery exercises, preceding the GAR ritual, Included C. J. Doyle ol Greenfield, and the Revs. G. W. Shepherd, H. M. Chit-tendon, and A. W. Kelso. Militiamen fired a 21 gun salute over the graves of veteran dead. In the forenoon, the GAR look part In exercises in Upper Alton cemeiery were music was provided by the White Hussar Hand. The members of Ihe Ladies Sewing Society of St. Joseph's Hospital gave a reception and served R benefit dinner at Ihe hospital. Miss Hannah Sherwood was complimented wilh a china shower nt the home of Miss Annie Springer on Alby street, with Miss Miriam Stanlon as assisting hostess. Her engagement to 'Jeorge Paul had just been announced. \Villiam Miller o[ West Alton was in crilical condition from injuries incurred when thrown from a fi actions horse onto a picket fence. One of the. palings penetrated his cheek and fractured his jaw. Fiftieth anniversary of the organisation of (he Presbyterian church at Harclin was marked by special services May 29 at. which the Rev. ,T. R. Sager. pastor, presided. The Rev. H. K. Snnborne. of Alton made one of the addresses. The Jaeoby family minion was held ill Brighton, and thn Rev. K. Wicffcnbach was among guests from Alton. Mr. and Mrs. F. Doughty ot East Third street announced Ihe birth of a son. Dr. G. Taphorn located and extracted a needle that had pierced the hand of Mrs. William Maher a week earlier. The annual school entertainment for benefit of the school library drew a large attendance in Garner & Overall! park in North Alton. The fire department committee of Hie city council had purchase a team of horses at 5400 to be used in drawing the hook and ladder truck. Answers to Questions A reader can get the answer to any question of (act by waiting The Telegraph Information Bureau, IUOO Eye Street, N. W., Washington 6, D.C. Please enclose three (3) cents for return postage. Q. How many times has the Empire State Building been struck by lightning? J. McS. A. The building is struck by lightning on the average ot 25 times a year. Robert S. Allen Reports Troubles Ahead Q. Please give the names of some organizations that arrange for the adoption of foreign orphans by Americans, W. L. G. A. Two such organizations are: Foster Parents Plan for Wai- Children and Save the Children lllltllu Federation. Both are in New York ^- on ,| le City. WASHINGTON'. May 31.--It's no rest for the weary—so far as Attorney General James McGranery is concerned. If Ihe dapper Philadelphia!! expected to have an easy time of it once he was confirmed, he- has another guess coming. Apparently, his real troubles are just beginning. McGranery hasn't even warmed the seat, of his new job yet and he is already headed for grilling by an investigating committee. Before the Senate approved his appointment, McGranery w a s roughly quizzed for days by bluntly critical members of the Judiciary committee. Now the House committee that is investigating the Justice department is getting set to put pan over the depart- /\\ Answer: Ye.-, bolster a false M-H.->«.' of ity. Whatever Mipuiioi iiy cation, breeding 01 eu/n gence you have achieved is due to the kind ot parents you were fortunate enough to have ralhcr than I lie "blood 1 ihui ilcnvs in \i>ur veins or tlu'irs. But there is a pi'ide of ancesli;, c/r "race" wind, can be a pouerlul incenlnc 10 good cimenship. (I is the fvi-hny expi e.sst'd in ihf aii"k'iit IIP u,,. "Noblesse Oblige." Confusiua based his sysU'ni of morality on the de- tire to become a "aupi.'rior person," and many a Westerner has resisted the temptation to dishonorable actions on the ground Dial "people like me Just don i do »uch things." cik. trr: Ve ? . noted psvc pie\ lie olfis ( 'i !' ii't.-iii ol Sir 'Hamlet" that. I luil lids Handel ic i Should tniiuiiiK i" "I'loV mid "Don't!." hi- the MIIIIV? Answer: No, writes Fran/ Hamburger in the Vienna Journal of Practical Psychology. i» ihe ''»'St place, while childien from one and, a half to two j ears of ago Icurn to obey prohibitions, U is nut until I'roin four lo si\ veais that Ihe aveia^e child obe> s positive com- vuuiuls. Dr. Huiubmut'i thinks "punishment involving pain" Is most etteclive in making children lea'i/.i' what they should not do and dial (his is "accepted without ill u ill" u' ihe child knows il comes iron! someone who loves him Hut in M inning for obedience lo post- ihe commands, punishment is a hindrance In this, case, parents should make use of rewards In the form of pniise and "goodies." K.n£ iedlurei S>ndicalt, Inc.) slowly but Frenchmen are beginning to catch on. (5.) Fear of another war. This extends lo a fear of possible retaliatory action against individuals if the Soviet armies do invade France and occupy it. Thus dnor- lo-door canvasser-' got up to \>~ mv sierious connections are '. 0(10.IKK) signatures lor the famous revealed. The Soviet slral- Stockholm peace petition by intimidation and IhreaN of reprisals. iti. 1 Weakness of Ihe "left wing" opposition to Communism. The Communist parly is about Hie only place French workers can find imhlanl leadership and political allies. The socialists are weak, and there are no other labor parlies. (T.I Inflation in key positions in the public service and in the national economy. 18.) Exploitation of economic and social conditions. But social change alone would not obliterate than -li j Communist polities and activity believed here, as it is basically nn instru- ment's refusal to open its files to the probers. This covert obstructionism is not McGranery's doing—as yel. It's Ihe work of his predecessor, Howard McGrath, and subordinate officials. What the House investigators want to know is what McGranery proposes to do about this hindrance. That is why he is to lie hailed before the committee and pul on the spot on the matter. He will be asked straight oul whether he intends lo cooperate with the committee in its effort to obtain evidence. Significantly the Democratic chairman of the committee. Rep. Frank Chelf, Ky., is as eager to interrogate McGranery as is Rep. Pat Hillings (R-Cal.i, who was chiefly responsible for forcing Ihe probe of the Justice department. • • Chelf heartily approved Ihe pro- Q. What portion of steel now j posal to summon McGranery for produced is open hearth? J. B. j questioning. A. The American Iron and Steel ; The vote on this as-yel-unan- IiKstitute says that at the present , nou nced action was unanimous. F.v- limo about lid percent of Ihe si eel t ,,, y ( . omm j U( , Pm an present voted Q. Is polygamy prohibited in the United States by Federal or state laws? K. L. W. A. Plural marriage is both a state and Federal offense in the United States, punishable by fine and imprisonment. Q. How many sleps are there In ihe Washington Monument in (he capital city? T. B. B. A. The iron stairway in the Monument consists of SOS steps and 50 landings. Q. What were (lit- names of Ihe | children of Mark Antony and Cleo- j patra? P. McK. A. Alexander Helois, who- married lotapa of Media, Cleopatra Selene, and Ptolemy. Cleopatra Selene married Juba, the King of Maurctaiiia. some other reason. In this situation, the Chelf committee is confronted with the same set-up encountered by the House committee investigating the Internal Revenue Bureau until Commissioner John Dunlap became head of that scandal-riddled agency. Prior to his appointment, the probers had been steadily balked in their efforts to obtain Revenue Bureau files, despite sonorous pronouncements of "cooperation" by Treasury Secretary Snyder, He talked promisingly but, undercover, didn't back it up. Dunlap acted cooperatively as well as talking that way. Soon after lie became commissioner, Ihe investigators were given everything they asked for. Dunlap's fort brightness made it possible for the probers to bring to light their many shocking revelations. The Justice department investigators want McGranery to do the same as Dunlap. Whether he will is the big question. icopyright. 19321 1'iirrol Whistles Alurm The sudden sound of a parrot, whistling "I Do Like to be Beside tin.- Seaside," so terrified burglars in the home of Reginald Dixpn, of London, that they fled leaving a bag of jewelry. Polly belongs to Dixon who is the organist at Blackpool Tower and taught the bird the first eight bars of the song. Alton Evening Telegraph Published by Alton Telegraph Printing ( Company P B. COUSLEY Publisher end Editor •Muy an aclor Knoit too much 'I i,-.., ,do in >.;i. - I )i loiinalv ^i the mlei,<sling ence Oli\ cr s 'The (rouble v\ as li;id lead Freud's lo be nol more Ihan 50.000 hardcore t'ommumsls and probably nol more Hum JOO.iMKI card-carrying Communists. Here are Hie mam sources ol Communist sirength as sitmmuri/- cd by here whose task it is lo keep an eve on Communist ac- livitv . i l.i Thiiiv vears ol existence as a class movement wilh several hundred "front" organi/.uuuns. r.'.i The Soviet myth the idea that workers get benefits in Hussia Iluil they don t get elsewhere. The Frciu hmen who are uninformed lend to contuse Iheoiviical or ideal Socialism with the actualities in Ihe So\ let I 'nioii. i.'i.i Itevolulionarv working-class traditions growing out of V.Mh century Socialism. i 1.1 The patriotic myth. Although at they worked with (in- .\a/is. the Communist agents in France changed ihe paily line when Huler allackert Russia in 1H41 and ihe Communists really helped nient of Soviet policy in foreign countries. Strikes are a frequently used weapon and agitation is the principal manifestation. One would think that Communism thrives among the workers poorly putd in industry, but it has considerable strength even among the highly paid skilled workers, where propaganda has been ctfeclivi through Communist leadership. France is well aware that many who vote for the Communist parly aren't disloyal or interested in Soviet Russia, and, while the Communist influence in politics is in- direcllv powerful, it can be staled that the non-Communist parties, which control 71 percent ot the vote and an overwhelming majority of Ihe scats in the French national Icgishilure. are increasingly vigilant. They are delermincd not to get ensnared in Communist conspiracies;, though even now and (hen anti-government speakers and publicists do give the impression that, while ihcy have no use for produced in the United Stales is open-hearth steel, about 4 percent. Bessemer, and 6 percent electric furnace. Q. Were English skylarks ever brought to this country? R. R. A. Kuropean skylarks, famous for Iheir song, were first turned loose from a ship in Wilmington, Del. Although the birds thrived for several years they later vanished, and repeated attempts to Introduce the bird into North America have been unsuccessful. Q. What states have set up the most statues of Abraham Lincoln? D. McM. A. From a study of statues of heroic si/e published by-Ilie Abraham Lincoln Association, Springfield, III., it is found that Illinois leads with lii, followed by rs 7 ew York, with 8, Wisconsin with 7, Ohio and the District of Columbia with 5 each. present for it. Reason behind this bipartisan unanimity is the fact that the committee is virtually stymied in probing the Justice department unless its closely guarded files can be scrutinized. In other words, this investigation will be largely futile unless the investigators get access to the Justice department's secret records. So far, Justice officials have stubbornly refused to permit that — whether because they are afraid of what may be uncovered, or for Published Dally Subscription Prlct SO ccnu weekly by cirrier, n7 mill $7 on « vcar within too milti; ft0.00 beyond 100 mllei. Entered a* sccond-clas« matter it th« posloffk-e at Alton. 111. Act Of Congress March 3, 1879. MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press Is exclusively entitled to the u«e for publication of ill news dispatches credited to U or nol otherwise credited to this paper and to the local news published herein. Local Advertising Rates and contract Information on application at the Telegraph business office, 111 Bait Broadway, Alton, 111. National Advertising Representative, West - Holllday Co., New York. Chicago, Detroit. TOONERVILLE FOLKS tty Fontaine Fox Prayer for u> organise Hie underground and I I'oniinunism, they are not unvvill- resislaiice movement in France. ; mg to adopt policies that play in- risking then- lives in the Miugglo. ' io the hands of Soviet Paissia. Tins is & myth that evapoiates] iCopj right, 195J; Help us. O risen Lord, to wail for the promise of (ho Father, which is fulfilled in Ihe Holy Spirit. We are often impatient and presumptuous, and our /eal is not always according to knowledge. Grant us. therefore, the restraint of patience (hat we may permit the Holy Spirit to us in the way which thou hast I. Amen. : - -Norman I). Kennedy. Regina. i ISask.. moderator of the General i j Assembly, Presbyterian Church in , Canada. 'Copyright 1952 by the National Council ot the Churches ot Christ in Ui« U. 9. A.) THE LITTLE BROTHER PIFFICULT BUSINESS OF GIVING HIM THE SHAKE

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