The Morning Herald from Hagerstown, Maryland on March 4, 1947 · Page 5
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The Morning Herald from Hagerstown, Maryland · Page 5

Hagerstown, Maryland
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Tuesday, March 4, 1947
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SIX Morning Herald, Hagerstown, Mi, Tuesday, March 4, 194) •tin-; IS7S) Knttr«d In the postofflc* at Har«rs- town *• second class mait«r. JOSEPH M. HARP Editor C. & P Phonei M»mb<»r Audit Bureau or Circuls I io^ Subscription Rate* In Advanc* Single copy .05; by carrier. Jo the City of Ha£er«iown. per we«U .25; by mail up to Oh*.. o«r month $1.00; al* months {5.50. per ytnr J10.00; 4th. 6th and 6th zones. {12.50. 7th and Sth rone» IH.OO: foreign mall per month JI.OO MEMBER ASSOCIATED PIIKSS Th« Associated Press Is exclusively entitled to the use of publication of ill news dispatches credited to It or not otherwise credited in this paper and aleo local news published therein. All rights of publication ot •special dispatches herein ar« also reserved. Indefensible Strike The strike by a great majority of the public schoolteachers of Buffalo will weaken, not strengthen public support for increased salaries for the teaching corps of the elementary and high schools of the nation. .Mark that well. Striking and picketing by members of the teaching profession is reprehensible in the eyes of a great majority of the public which, the teachers too often forget, must foot the bill for higher pay in the profession. This newspaper, which has earnestly and vigorously contended that more tax revenue must be allocated to local public school systems—by orderly process—regards the strike by Buffalo teachers as indefensible, coming as it did virtually on the eve of the submission to Gov. Thomas E. Dewey of New York, of a report by a special committee on" education vhich -will recommend an enlargement of local taxing powers in order to provide the funds for rises in teachers' pay. The confusion that prevailed in the field of education in Buffalo •will inevitably cost the teaching profession some measure of respect by those on whom they should count most heavily for support in their completely meritorious campaign to raise the level of teachers' salaries. It is regrettable that the Buffalo teachers did not heed such words of, warning as those published by the New York Herald-Tribune in an editorial saying in part: "This newspaper has consistently supported the cause ot adequate salaries for teachers. It believes that elementary and secondary education of the best quality obtainable is the foundation of the state's future welfare. It realizes that good teaching by competent teachers free from economic embarrassment is essential. "But this newspaper also believes that the problem is one that can be worked out by orderly process and with due regard for other difficult problems confronting the state. The appeal of a succulent surplus in Albany, already melting like winter snow in the heat of the many suggestions for its disposal, cannot obscure the fact that the money for any permanent solution has to come from the taxpayers." By George Matthew Adami "Amateur Night" A Little Warmth Why do I write these Talks from day io day? \\V|i. j n ih c first place f started writing them to keep up my own morale. I wrote them, then, and I write them now, to encourage myself. They are really talks to myself. I talk to myself simply, and that's the way I JJKe to talk to other folks. For half my lifetime 1 have written these talks. They have been as- much a part of my Ufa as breakfast, and going to my office, and getting up in the morning. 1 v/ould think that my life was over if I ^topped writing them—and yet, I sometimes think that I shall stop writing them. 1 wonder what it would be like. And then I say tn myself that I must so on, no inai- ter what. If I .stopped I would get no more encouraging letters. I would grow less olwrvaiu, perhaps, read less, and forget more. These Talks haven't been wriuen for money alone. What I have ained from them has been spent for books and things of art and beauty, ihat have enriched myself, and which I have passed on to many other places for double enrichment, i have continued to write them to give a little additional warmth to those who choose to aad them. I hope I have not. totally failed. It warms me when I am told that 1 have helped a Jiule to warm another, or tn strengthen courage, or add to the faith to which, we must all cling to some degree. Yes, these Talks are being written, out of busy days, largely to create warmth where warmth is most needed. To the low in spirit, to those who are young and hopeful as well as to those who have experienced what Ulysses went through — much traveling, inuch suffering, much discouragement, and much living—but still with the urge to go on—and on. These Talks are written to give a little warmth all along the line of human experience. To open a little sunny spot, where only darkness lodged. To suggest hope and a brighter vision ahead. In the midst of so inich confusion, doubt, and questioning if I have failed in doing this, then T ought to stop writing, and have failed—for thirty years! I wonder. Tomorrow Mr. Adams will talk on the subject: "Reach and Root- age." Slip-Up. Columbia, Mo., March 3, (/P).— "Tiger Claws" the University of Missouri pep squari was all set to present Prof. Jesse Wrench a sweater in appreciation of his efforts in founding the organization. Between halves of a basketball game the sauacl turned out in full; the loud speaker announced the pending ceremony anc 1 . the fans sat back. There it ended. One point'had been overlooked. Someone had forgotten to get a ticket for the professor so 'he could enter the over-crowded field house. Washington Merry-Go-Round (By DREW PEARSON) Congressman Cooley's Nepotism—Truman Bids Baptists Crusade for Peace—Taft and Phil Murray Row Over Steel-Strike Bloodshed Washington, March 3 — Representative Harold Cooley of North CaroHna takes great pride in his past efforts .to houseclean the old Farm Security Administration ot "Reds." More recently he also played a major role in combining Farm Security and the Agriculture Department's crop- loan functions into "what now is called the Farmers Home Administration. However, while Congressman Cooley is always ready with press statements about these achievements, he has not been so diligent in telling his constituents about some interesting sleight-of- hand whereby he "streamlined" a relative into a cushy job. When the Farmers Home Administration was established, who should pop up on the payroll as chief of rhe Property Management Section but Cooley's very own brother-in-law, Bruce J. Downey. _Most Carolinians would consider ?7,100 a year (Downey's salary) sufficient for one family to struggle along on. However, Congressman Cooley is taking no chances that the wolf will ever camp around the Downey door. Downey's wife, Mabel Cooley Downey, the Congressman's sister, also draws down ?6,000 a year as Cooley's chief secretary. In fairness to Mrs. Downey it should be noted that she is an"efficient secretary and has been employed by her brother since he was an attorney in Nashville, North Carolina, before he was elected to Congress. However, when the Congressman goes further and gets her husband on the payroll, then it's only right that his constituents and the taxpayers know about it. Baptist Truman Thirty-one Baptist missionaries from all over the world left the White House the other day with a ne^ "mission" from President Truman—to spread the gospel of peace. Accompanied by Rep. Leonard Allen of Louisiana, the clergymen called on the President—himself a Baptist—in connection with the annual observance of World Mission Week in Washington. "While you gentlemen are acting as ambassadors of Christ," Truman told his visitors, "you also can perform an outstanding job in these disturbed times spreading peace and good will among nations. That, to my mind, is one of the greatest contributions religion can make. "I know you will always think of that whilt jou are spreading the Gospel." The President added that while God-fearing people prayed for "peace and human understanding." it was still necessary to maintain military protective measures until the world was ready to "accept the philosophy you missionaries preach." Senator Taft Forgot Senator Bob Taft of Ohio tangled with soft-spoken, persistent President Phil Murray of the C!0 at a Senate Labor Committee hearing the other day with some interesting resultant fireworks. Murray, who is head of the United Steelworkers Union, had told the committee that there has been no important strike in the steel industry since 1936—the famous Little Steel" strike when, Murray said, "twenty-three men were murdered for trying to establish the right to belong to their union." "Wasn't there violence on both sides. Mr. Murray?" countered rhe Senator from Ohio. Murray in reply referred to the Supreme Court finding on the case which held that the Republic Steel Company, in discharging 5.000 men, had violated the Wagner Act. Again Taft prepared to defend the employers in the "Chicago Memorial Day Massacre." generally considered one of the Vorst outbreaks of violence in twentieth century labor history. This was too much for Murray. Half rising from his chair, he shook his finger at^ the Senator from Ohio. /'Tell me. yes or no. Senator, didn't the Supreme Court find the company guilty?" he demanded. Taft went on to another question. A few minutes later Murray was reminding Senators about huge industrial profits on one hand and declining wages on the other. Taft interrupted, hesitated a moment then asked: "isn't it. better to bring prices down rather than raise wages?" Apparently the gentleman from Ohio had completely forgotten that he is the man perhaps more than any other in Congress started Prices zoom ins when he knocked the props from under OP-\ last summer. Rankin Suffocates Mississippi's hell-roarin' rin- snortin' John Rankin is suffering agonies from a rare combination of suffocation and pent-up steam according to one of his Congressional colleagues from the Magnolia. State. "For a long time John has been (Continued on Page 2) ^m®&g^ *& THE ONCE OVER By H. i. PHILLIPS (Released by Tha Anocuted Newspapen) 'Let Me Check on That' There are five words in the English language that are responsible for more buck passing, stalling and general gumming up of efficiency than perhaps any other factor in the reconversion picture. They are, "Let me check on that." * * * In f;ic-t strip that one word "check" from the language as a verb, and you will rid the-American picture of 75 per cent of the present chaos, fuddle-duddery and waltzing in the dark. "Let me check on that" is the outstanding: alibi of the hour. It is the Number One refuge of the -stalleroo king. It is the top dodge of the double- uiker. k « * H is the first resort of the fellow whose motto is "File and Forget." and the emergency exit for the tick who doesn't know what you are talking about and has only a mild intention of finding out. * * » Oh. string him high And by the neck— The smoothy who Says "Lemme check!" + * . "I'll look into that," "Rest assured your complaint will be gone into" nutl "The matter -will get my earliest attention" are old time standard roadblocks in the path of quick results, but "Let me check on that" lias them all topped. It is in such general useage that it infuriates. !f you call anybody to ask about anything and get the answer "Lemme check on that," just groan and hang up. * * " *' There is no ring of. sincerity to the worclr,. They have become a symbol of buck passing and lack of interest. The butcher says it when 3-011 phone to say he' gave you Jamb chops instead of a steak. The milkman says it when you tell him he forgot the cream. It is the stock answer of the telephone company manager -wberTyou blow your top over frightful service and appeal to him for a little co-operation. * * * The garage man pulls it when you tell him that instead of fixing the hub cap he repaired the radiator ornament. The doctor springs it when you say the grip powders turned out to be knockout drops. The desk sergeant whips it out when you call up for the third time and say "Those burglars 1 told you about are still giving me a going over." » f • 'I'll check on that" is driving fehe customers nuts, threatening the welfare of the nation and imperiling the people's poise. It is a ruse, an alibi, a subterfuge and a snare. We are declaring war on it. * * * We just phoned the tailor to send up our new blue serge suit. He sent up a pair of boy's knee pant, and an Indian blanket. We are going down to his shop in person to tell him about it. K ha says "Well, waddayaknow!" or "Something musta went wrong, eh?" okay. But if he says "Let me check on that." -we will slay him ou the spot. Enough is enough! Old Cullen Old Cullen likes to see things growing, He has a knack, he's very knowing, Anything green does well for him; He's Irish, maybe that's the reason. He loves the voods in any season And spring still -weaves a spell for him. Old Cullen knows secluded haunts Where spring first peers; returns from jaunts As happy as if orchids, lillies Filled his gaunt arms. His young- old eye's Light tip as he bestows his prixe On me. He calls them pussy- willows. Katherine Allison Maclean Pork may go to a dollar a pound. This was reflected the other day when we went 5nto a store to buy an old record of the Disney 'Three Little Pigs-" number and were told it would cost ?2,000. New York has passed a bill making it illegal for any barroom or cafe to use liquor glasses -with false bottoms. It's about time somebody did something: to protect the poor drinking man. Some of our best placeg have been using glasses that no old time carnival or midway bartender would have stooped low enough to employ. The bill bars all glasses "so constructed as to be deceptive in appearance or misleading: as to true capacity." Okay, but what about the bottles? We are set up to serve your every need intelligently, courteously and promptly. You can depend on the feeds we recommend to produce the results you expect. That's why we suggesc B-B Chicle Starter to assure healthy vigorous growth of (above average) chicks. MAUGANSVILLE ELEVATOR & LUMBER COMPANY Phone 718 Mauganaville, Md. G. I. HOME LOANS Made at Prevailing Low Intcrett Rate* Consult WitK U* Before You Buy 4 It Costs You Nothing To Inquire Home Builders Savings & Loan Assn. 128 West Wa»hington Street Phone 3233 Vest Pocket Essays By COL. STOOPNAGLE The Helicopter There isn't much difference between a. helicopter and a monoplane, except that when you set up in a helicopter and its' blades stop revolving, you don't GLIDE to a landing-field, you ENTER it. Now on a helicopter the horizontal blade is actuated, whereas on an autogyro, which is practically extinct, there is almost no torque, as the forward pull of the vertical blade .... but let's torque about something else. Take a helicopter. That little fore-and- aft propeller in the stern compensates for the torque, which is caused by the motion of the horizontal, multi-directional, actuated blade. And speaking of torques, 1 once knew a story about a Torgue and goal. It seems this Torgue had just come over from Tbrquey well, the deuce with it. Helicopters are homely. They look like grasshoppers with elephantiasis. They can go forward, backward, sideward and catty- corner. They can also stay still. When they fall, they go "Vlumph!" When they rise from the ground they go "Whirrrrr!" When they are standing still without the motor running, they go " .'" which is quite a relief. You- can usually tell a helicopter from another kind of airship because it has 'no ivlng and is pronounced 'heal-i-copter". which is wrong. Tn an old encyclopedia T own, it says, under Ik'Iu-opter: ••;-<•<> Flying Madiitip.s." Under "Flying Machines" it says: "Sec Lindbergh." Under "Lindbergh"; "See La Bout-get Field." Undf?r "La Hourget Field": "See Fram-fV'. and (hough I'd IiJu> that trip very much, I'm too busy and 'besides, rhe pianos and ships, they tell ni'c. are simply A helicopter, anchored securely to the ground, makes a fine fan. : especially for anyone who happens ! to be walking under it while perspiring. Flown upside down, it J will dig a well In one second. If set up on edge and placed on a raft alongside a sailboat, it will cause enough of a breeze to cap- sue the sailboat. This makes no appreciable difference to the survivors, there's a raft there for them to climb on. One of the questions { am most frequently asked is: "What do you do with your old blades?" The giant Hercules moth, an Inhabitant of Queensland and Papua, usually measures from 10 to 11 inches across the wing tips. See the NEW , CHEVROLET for 1947 Hoffman Chevrolet Sales Washington and Locust Sid. Due to Colds? Here's a fteaf fxpectoronf that Aefi fatt to face Coughing Spe//i Sp«n4 45 C«B«» •( Miy drut xor* tod»y for * £»"'•_ - { BUCKLEY'S CANADIOL MIX- TUKE—triple •ctiaf—[. relfevt » uc h cough- »f f««t. T«k« • ttajpoonfi.! «tsd hold it on j **"f*.* • moment, ih«n »wi!l 0 w .lowly m4 «««l kt fowtrful, punttnt *ction *prt»d • r r E£, <«'««. h«4 «nd broncKIil tubo. • UCKLEY'S MIXTURE .«. promptly to he||. IOOM.I .p ,hick, .d c k y phlegm—.ootht *nt»t*d thro* •« B >bru,ti .nd <. M h.rd COM i king; jp«Ui. M*« .11 C.«jd. know. BUCKLEY'S—folk, *S« h*. up North wh.r. . cough mixtur, ft** tot t. 4, .M.I ,„{,. k,.p BUCKLEY'S "*" lw -'" •« mJl Wruj §tor« H. P MIDDLEKAUFF Fountain Service Cauffman's Cut Rate 30 E. Washington St. Patent Medicine* Sundries Cosmetics — Magazines NEW& UNREDEEMED Diamonds — Jewelry. Military Watches Luggage — Binoculars Silr«r - Sporting Goods Musical Instruments TYPEWRITERS FOR RENT Harry's Loan Office 55 North Jonathan Street IT ISN'T PERFECT YET- <"i. jfj.vsfo v t«B7& ^ NI V &&V s ' "y .•*•* i. ^ •> .**% * A VALLEY FORGE DISTRIBUTING CO.- 882 Virginia Ave. _ Telephone -<^^> but what a record-breaker! We're always tried to make your telephone service the finest in the world. During ilic war — and since —we've been worrvinjr and working IT • * \.' £y plenty because it isn't perfect. For a moment, though, let's look at_>\-hat we're doing. • •W«'r« buildug more new facilities than ever. That's in spit* of shortages and delays beyond our control. ^•W«Vc handling a larger volume of Long Distance call*. Most of th«m go through quickly, too. 3* Although th«r« are people still waifing for telephones, w« havt many mor* in service than we ever had. And we're installing more telephones at the most rapid rate in our history. •l.We're handling far more local calls than ever before. The Chesapeake & of Baltimore City True, in some places we slill have much to do before telephone service will be all we want it to be. ^: et the fact remains—we're providing more, food telephone service to more people iJum ever. And weVe moving ahead to the finest, faste«t telephone service you've ever had! Potomac Telephone Company

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