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SUNDAY TIMES, CUMBERLAND, MD, SUNDAY, MARCH 11, 1945 SEVEN DREW Pf ARSON e WASHINGTON Grant&mlle Aviation Cadet Pearson Says:" — Notion Grows That Ranitin's Foes Die Early; Hope Diamond Won; by Mrs,: McLean to Blood Bank; Murray Coneerneid Over Strike Threat Increase; Movie Mogul* Suspicious of Film Experts. Washington, March 10—Ex-Con- Ire.ssman Edgar 'Howard of Neb- fa ska, who served twelve years with f Republican titular leader" John llankin of Mississippi, says that a fcueer superstition grew up when he pas In Congress that anyone who Jangled with Rankin later died. .-. Congressman Howard witnessed Ihe fight on the floor of th« House jx>iween Rankin and Ogden Mills, filler Secretary of the Treasury. Mills died a short time later though [nill a relatively young man. Rankin 3Iso threw an inkwell at Prank Hog an,' attorney for Andrew Melbon. Hogah is now dead. Since, Howard left Congress, the I .superstitious hove chalked .up an- lotlwr death to Rankin, that of 1 Congressman Edelstein of New 'York, who had a. heart attack a f«s minutes after Rankin had excori- |j sited Wra on the floor. Fellow-Congressmen are now bill provid- of all War I looking quizzically into the health | of Representative Frank Hook of [Michigan ever since the Mississip- 1 plan leaped upon his back; and I sb-o are kidding Representative I Bonner of North Carolina who near- I ly tangled with 'itankin in the Com- |mlttee on Privileges and Elections. The Committee was considering [the Soldier's Vote Bill In a closed I door session last year when Rankin | shid to Bonner: "Bonner have you read this bill?" "Certainly," replied Bonner. But | ft few minutes later, Rankin, in an «ven harsher voice, again asked Bonner: "Have you read this bill?" Bonner keeping patience, replied that he had. But a few minutes later, when Rankin for the third time asked, "Bonner have you read this .bill?" the North Caolina Con- pressman shot back: "If you ask me that question again, I'll knock your biunk. blank mouth open." After that the gentleman from Mississippi kept quiet. • • . Hope Diamond at Blood Center Evfllyn Walsh McLean, owner of [the Hope Diamond and author of "Father Struck it Rich," arrived at [ the Washington Blood Donor Center the other day and threw the whole place Into a panic. It was not that Mrs. McLean demanded anything or behaved any differently from any other blood donor.. She didn't. She arrived with no fanfare and wanted no fuss. It was the fact that she actually had the Hope Diamond around her neck which caused the pandemonium. Mrs. McLean claims that the dia- t(yy in Europe is'around the corner. He is afraid of reaction against labor among returning TJ.'S. troops and is demanding that all CIO leaders reaffirm labor's no-strllte pledge Immediately. War Mobllizer Byrnes' oSlce has prepared a ing for court review Labor Board dtclsions. Other Administration leaders' differ with Byrnes, claiming that judicial review of War Labor Board decisions will take so long that the Board will be torpedoed. : ' ; The Texas millionaires who contributed $130,000 to Prank. Gannett's Committee for Constitutional Government last year—on the assurance that their contribution would be a tax-exempt—had a rude awakening this week. The Bureau o! Internal Revenue has ruled that no exemption may be claimed for these contributions. • Most successful attempt at political re-education of Nazi prisoners tried by our Army has been at a camp in Ascot, south of London, England, where 300 Nazis volun- teored for instruction. The project, which was carried on with grudging support and no real aid from the War Department, has been fairly successful, but there has been little effort to try the same tactics on the mass of German prisoners in the Coiigressio 11 a 1 .Library Visit Tunis Dixoii Into a Tip-toer ' -' • • •[••.".- « - i i' .*•: -i " . -. ••- 'By GEORGB DIXON WASHINGTON, March ll-ilf'11 wishes to maintain its copyright claims., every publishing concern In the country must send two' copies ot everything it publishes to the Library of Congress. As a consequence the mammoth structure holds some very peculiar reading matter indeed. ;..'•. ;! .v : ..;-:.., •. ••- • The ubrary is patronteed exclu- sclvely by scholars engaged in esoteric research. The most distinguished bibliophiles in the land are to be found in its hushed cloisters. ' Incidentally, a bibliophile is not * guy addicted to strong drink, as you-may have imagined, but a lover of books. .;••-•• •: -•'•'- -. These learned pundits spend their time poring over rare volumes. I do not know what they make of this knowledge, because H must clutter up the mind something awful, butr— as I always say—every man is entitled to the life that fate gives "hisself." In the main reading room you will find these cademlclans delving into " Sanskrit, Greek and Heaven knows -what. The scene is very impressive and somehow makes you feel llk.e an uneducated lout. I was there the other day and saw these graybeards at thrir slud- les, The atmosphere got me and I .And this for a woman, advertising for" a rnpJd 1 . "I will provide entertainment and social contacts." , If the ludy. ftnd any difficult providing entertainment for her maids I know a couple of guys who are os entertaining as anything. ', - - ..»»-* . . Countess Lasocka, wife of Cow Jed?y Lasocki, first secretary of the Polish Embassy, is a very sultry- lookine number. She is also a high- class dresser. Furthermore, U you want to know why she spells her last name differently from her hus band, ask the Poles aud -stop an found myself walking and whispering. on tiptoe noying roe. Anyway, she was invited to speak before a large woman's • etUhcrini recently. She explained that sh is not too much of a speech-make but agreed to make the attempt.. When Polish Ambassador Ju Oiechanowskl (prounoed 'Chumly I think, hear,d about it he becam very nervous. "Please be careful what you say s adjured. "Do not get Involved i anything political." Countess Lasocka gave an ex ceertinely guarded talk. At the con elusion, however, she became pan icky when the chairwoman ai nounced the session would be thrown open to questions. A. C. Norman P. Patton ,V 'I have B question I should like ask and I wculd appreciate u vrtiujht answer,". - : The Countess, who envisioned her- elf becoming embroiled in interna- onal controversy, gulped and waiu d for Uio question. Wlwt 1 should like to know," said he dame, "Is this: Where did you et thet hut?". : •..-'" • • *'•' * Ordinarily the ambition of most nembers of the House o{ Uep- csentaUves Is to work up to a Sentor. This is laudlble because a Sentor has more prestige and social landing, even If he doesn't gel «m> more dough, •'.'•' ' ' -' • : But we have with us now three gentlemen who worked their wa> down. They are James W. Wadsworth, of New York; Berkeley L Bunker, of Nevada, and Matthew M Neely, of West Virginia. They are Represent)! lives. Bu hey used to be Senators. hicago News|mi>ormun Jumps with Paratrooper! mond brings bad luck, won't let anyone else wear it. Nevertheless, she keeps th« diamond, almost as i(°l'.g as an egg, constantly around rier neck. Nurses came tip to ogle at it ns Mrs. McLean gave her blood. "Yes," she said, "that's it. I should have loft it at home. It's caused me so much bad luck that I guess It can't bring any more." (Her husband died In an insane asylum after trying to.divorce her to marry Rose Dftvies, sister of Marian Davies.) Mrs. McLean gave her age as 59, donated her pint of blood and left. This is the third time in recent months she has donated blood. . War Notes • The Japanese radio, trying to bolster home morale, told the Jap people: "The protruding belly of the Japanese commander at Iwo Jlma is packed full of strong fighting spirit.". Jap "suffering 1 from T7. S. nir raids has so Increased that the Japanese Government has made a novel gesture in compensation. Dur- 1 ing the next six months, victims don't have to pay the ordinary tax for listening to the radio . ... . General Bill O'Dwyer, the Brooklyn prosecutor is taking another secret irip overseas for the President. O'Dwyer Is now head of the War TJ.S.A. •. British Chronicle Washington It has now been 130-odd years since Admiral Sir George Cockburn marched British, red coats through the streets o£ Washington, D. C., rolled buckets of tar into the House of Representatives, and set the Capitol aflame. But today Washington again Is flooded with British- ers — about 7,000 by latest British Embassy count. In the United States, as a whole, the British now have about 8,500 employees—though some are Canadians, and some are Americans recruited for British work. The British Government Is .paying put ten Billion dollars a year for the salaries of these employees who—as they say in England—"have gone out to the States." . ' . In Washington they work for the Naval Delegation, the Military Delegation, the Air Force Delegation, the Staff of Economic Warfare, the combined Chiefs of Staffs, the combined Raw Materials Board, the combined Production and Resources Board, the British Information Service, the British Air Commission, the British Embassy, and the Brit- Aviation Cadet Norman P. Patton is pictured here on the flight line at Carlstrom Field; Arcadia, Fla.,-a primary training field for future combat pilots. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Norman L. Fatten, Grants- ii:e. Carlstrom Field was a principal training Held forUhe air fighters of World War I, and is again training pilots for this war. ,In the past three and one-half years it has been operating lor the United SUtes armjv Air Forces, this field has logged 500.000 flying hours with more than' 45,000,000 -miles and with only one fatality. " Cadet Patton was graduated from Grantsville High School in 1942. Before entering the service, he was employed by the Timken Axle Co., Detroit, Mich. He received his C. T.D. training at Colby College, Wa- tcrville, Me., before being transferred to the Embry-Riddle School in Arcadia. Ish Consular Service. They number far more than the handful of soldiers who stormed Washington and burned down the White House 125 years ago. And they are far more •welcome. tTndcr The Dome It hasn't had. any publicity, and the members are dead set against publicity, but there is a group of Congressmen meeting every Thursday morning- for a non-sectarian religious breakfast. About 50 representatives turn up once or twice a month including all denominations, Fort Asliby Rev. C. W. Ambrose Makes Report 011 District Fort Ashby, W. Va., March 10— Rev. Charles Ambrose made a report on District director of Youth Fellowship on Intermediate weekend institute at Keyser, W. Va. First Methodist Church Saturday. Rev. H. S. Myerley, Grace Methodist Church, Keyser,-was acting dean. Miss Ruth Ashenfelter, Secretary of M. Y. F., as assistant. Hazel Mae St/eidmgs. Rev. R. L. Moore, Piedmont, taught a class of "Worship in a Small Church." Rev. W. W. Beel, Mineral Charge, taught a class in "Sacred Music in a Email Church," he was assisted.by Miss Louise Whipp. The Recreational program was directed, by Rev. Charles Ambrose, Port Ashby. Others attending were: Rev. Dorsey, and Alice Wellings, Keyser First; Helen Mae Reale, Louise Whipp, and W. W. Beale, Mineral Charge; Rev. C. W. Ambrose, James Davis, Richard .Long, Victor Long, Joe Ambrose, Francis Anderson, Tempest Martin, and Editlj Marker. The president, Melvin Martin, was in charge of the business meeting. Mrs. Lola Long gave a Wlk on "The Long Road Back". Rev. C. W. Ambrose was in charge of the recreation and the worship service. Music was furnished by the Pyles brothers, Ray, Don and Bill, and Mr, John Brelsford. ; Preaching Schedule The sight that impressed me most however, was two teen-age youth, bent over huge volumes. Their face were grave musks of study. • "My goodness," I whispered to my self, "They must be a couple of those child prodigies I have heard about! I wonder what abstruse subjects they are absorbing?" Unable to curb curiosity any longer but fearful of disturbing giant intellects at work I crept up quietly and peered over their .shoulders. I wish I had restrained myself. The disillusioning little bums were poring over bound volumes of comic strips! .: : » * * All .1 gotta say is, those kids probably have a great future, the chiseling little hounds! Undoubtedly they were ordered to the library of Congress by their teachers to study something else and took advantage of the opportunity to read their favorite literature on the cuft! Her fears mounted when a formidable-looking dame arose and said: ' • Chicago, March 10—MV-The Ohl cago Times said in a copyrighted story recently that Us correspondent Frank Smith, jumped with Para troopers of' the 5Uth Purachut' Regiment to help rescue more thai 2,100 civilian Internees from Lo Banos internment ctunp n<rur Mu nllu. Smith said the first person he me was Edwin Girard. 60. "Let my wife know I'm all rlyht, Girard asked the newsman. Glrard's wife, Leiiore, nnd daugh Ration Roundup (As of Monday, $t»rch It) Meats, J'ala, etc.,—Book Pour reel sUuiH" Q5 Uirough S5 good th'roujjli Mnrcn $l: Sumps T6 throush X5 good through April 28; Yfi and Z5 and A2 through D3 gowl through June 2; E2 through J2 good through June 30, :. Processed 'foods—Book Four blue stomps X5 through 7A <wd A2 mid B2 good through March 31.-. Stamps 02 throu«h O2 sood , through April 28; H2 through M2 good through June 2; N2 through.'B2 Rood through June ao. : '••<•••'.-• Sygur—Book'- Four stamp 35 valid for five ]>ovmds through Juno 2. Next stamp scheduled to 1 Invalidated May -1. ; Shoes—Book Three airplane . slumps 1, 2 and 3 valid Indefinitely. OPA says no plans to cancel nny. :. Gasoline—U-A coupons good : everywhere for four gallons each through March 21, B-5, C-5, B-6, C-6, B-7 and C-7 coupons good everywhere for five gallons each. Fuel oil—Period one through five coupons good everywhere lor the rest of the heating sea sou. Last year's period four and five coupons also good everywhere,: : : ; According to the 1040 census, over one-thlnl of nil dwellings In tho ter, Mary, live'at 640 Mason street, |Untied Slates .were classified sub- San Francisco. standard. At El Borracho in New. York City Refugee Board Our casualties on Iwo Jima, though heavy, have been only one for every seven or eight Japs killed .... It is estimated that the Red Army has now killed or captured 1,200,000 Germans in its winter drive. In addition nearly half a million Germans now face encirclement in East Prussia and Po'meraniti. The Russians have now become even more skilled than the Nazis in by-passing heavily- armed cities and -waiting for them to be starved out while the Reds advance. This was the trick taught by ths -Nazis themselves at the beginning of the war. • Hollywood Film War Under the guise of winning the war, It looks as if certain countries were beginning a clever, covert wari| against Hollywood and getting' themselves fixed for future peacetime film competition. Most precious commodity hi the fllm industry to. day is raw film, most of which comes from the U.S.A. We have : been allocating a. certain amount of It to other countries for war uses, but now suddenly as peace in Europe nears, their demands have Jumped up. For instance Australia .and India are now asking a total of 50 million feet of raw fllm per year. Russia is asking 40 million. Mexico has quadrupled its demands, arid may fllm people think Mexico is a blind by which raw stock Is syphoned off to Argentina, Hollywood fllm companies don't object to the export of a certain amount of raw film provided it really is for war-use!;—such as training films for the Red Army. But they / t think wo ought to look into the -latter carefully and ascertain what the film is really used for. • • If, for instance, it is bcinj used to i build tip post-war competition against Hollywood, then there going to be a howl. In fact a howli has already started. . i Questions also are being asked by j some- of the Hollywood independents as to what the big U. S. com-! panics arc doing with all their film. 1 The big companies are asking for, 60 million'more feet of fllm. Despite .the fact that records already show the big companies have used up more fllm than the actual number of pictures produced, the independents, therefore, are wonder- Ing what has happened to tht balance. Among other things, they wonder whether the big boyi we storing up unused prints to flood the market as »oon as trie war Is •wr. -. • . ;: . " Capital Chaff .CIO President Phil Murray has become : increasingly worried ,ovcr the upsurge In striken, Jvist aa vlc- to discuss current legislation in the light of Christian ethics. Both Republicans and Democrats are represented. . . . One complaint of GJ.'s in the combat areas Is that with all the new, officers arriving- from the TJ.SA. the vets who have earned their commissions and stripes the hard way can't get them. Their normal reward is knocked out by the arrival of green lieutenants and captains. . . . Senator Kenneth McKellar, .Inveighing against Aubrey Williams as head of the Rural Electrification Administration, ra'ised the lustiest laugh of ail at the Senate ' Agriculture Committee's hearings. During his efforts to pin tfte communist label on William, McKellar's tongue got twisted and he started talking of "Congressman- dominated organizations" rather than "Communist-dominated." (Copyright, 1945, by The Bell Syndicate, Inc.) Janet Stariiper, Sally Hershberger, Anabelle Miner, Mrs. Anna Long, Grace Shafer, Nina VanMeter, William Brelsford, Fort Ashby; Joanne Lee Grindle, Donna Lee Smith, Flora May Hood, Hilda Clark, Shreley Ravenscraft, Betty With- Preaching schedule for the Methodist Churches nre as follows: Trinity Church 11:00 a. m.; Dans Run 3:00 p. m,; and Pattersons Creek 7:30 p. m. . < The mid-week prayer service will be held this Wednesday night with the topic "Christian Diligence". Fourteen persons will take part in the program. Personals Dr. R. L. Todhunter i» visiting at his home in Lancaster, Ohio. Rev. C. W. Ambrose will attend recreational seminar at Charleston, W. Va., this week a» an instructor Dr. Fred B. Wyand, district superintendent of MoorefleW District, and Rev. James Hodges, Gormania, W. Va., visited the Methodist Parsonage this week. Bobby Lee Wetzel is ill at his home. Mrs. Margaret Adams returned from Cumberland, where she spent several days with Mr. and Mrs. Charley Adams. Shortages aie so severe here in Washington that folks who are in the market for a commodity find it hecessary to intrigue or captivate the seller in order to obtain it. The result has been a veritable orgy of provocative want ads in the newspapers, all designed as attention-getters. Por instance, here is one by an Army colonel in. search of a home: "I hate Washington! But the Army tells me I will have to stay tiere anyway, permanently assigned to War College. Need S-bedroom unfurnished house or apartment." And this: ; » "Newspaperman never met anyone quite so interesting as person who will provide him 2-bedroom house or apartment, furnished or unfurnished, with or without anything!" - -. la the Kiss Room"— It r wouM~ be" difficult to < count the smites in this shot ot Pat Potter, Patti j Alicoate and escort.^Even^theBps on the seat; have caught) the spirit of the occasion. • Seem* like the occasion is always a happy one when yoong folks and Pepsi-Cola get together. . Egypt was considered part of Asia until Ptolemy made the Isthmus of Suez and the Red Sea the boundary between Africa and Asin. roil, Joyce Nelson, Robert Harris, Walter Moore, Mrs. Vernon Frye, Raymond L. Moore, Piedmont; Mildred Fraiey, Elolse Oats, Renna J. Thayer, Mrs. J. E. Howard, Robert Calhoun, and Rev. H. S. Myerley, Keyser Grace. Boy Treated Dr. R. L. Todhunter called the resuscitator inhalator aspirator machine from the Fort Ashby Volunteer Fire Company, Tuesday to the aid of the four-year-old son of Mr. L. Wagoner, Fort. Ashby, who swallowed four pain killing tablets of great strength. The boy is reported doing fine. Young Fellowship Meets The Young Adult Fellowship held the regular monthly meeting Friday night at the Grade School building with Mrs. Mary Bennett hostess, Tall Blond Bandit Robs Taxi Driver Los Angeles—The manpower shortage apparently has affected even banditry, Morris Yusen, cab driver, complained to police. 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