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FOUR The Morning Herald, Hagerstown, Md. Thurnftny. M«rch 13. 1047. MORNBiG*SBk HERALD Enured ID tb« cost office at lingers- town «3 ssconrt elate mtuer JOSEPH M. HARP Editor CAP Phones 104-105-106-4294 Member Audit Uureau of Circulation Sub»crlptloa Rate* in Advance Slngl* cop> 05: by carrier. ID the City of Haserstown. per week .25; by ina.il up to 4th zone, oer month {1.00: »U months J5.50: p»r year $10.00; 4th. 5t'ti and 6th Eonea. U2.50. 7tb and Sth zone* SHOO: foreign nail per month J2.00 MEMBEK ASSOCIATED PRESS Tho Associated Press U exclusively entitled to tb« use of publication of nil n«wi dlapatchas credited to It or not otherwise credited In tfils paper and also local news published therein. All rights of publication of special dlsoatche* herein are also reserved. Today s Talk By George Matthew Adami Decisions Your Light Plant The stockholders of the Municipal Electric Light Plant—the people of Hagerstown — should make certain that any needed improvements at the utility he planned at once. Since the light plant has liquidated itself perhaps three times over the years, we agree with Commissioner Herman L. Mills and Superintendent R. R. Daniels that the plant facilities be brought up to date so that power production can safely and profitably continue its upward trend. Mr. Mills termed the present situation at the light plant "serious," and since he and Mr. Daniels are well qualified to speak for existing conditions, citizens of Hagerstown should have no hesitancy in demanding that the matter be brought forcefully to the attention of the Mayor and Council, who certainly should not allow Tough Sledding From Now On! Ha'gers town's teriorate. "gold mine" to de- Freight Rates and the Consumer The freight-rate increase granted the railroads a few months ago, after an exhaustive inquiry by the Interstate Commerce Commission, will have small effect on the cost of commodities to the consumer. That is the substance of a discussion on the rates prepared by the Transportation Division of the Office of Domestic Commerce. In the case of cotton, for instance, the increased rate on the raw material anc 1 the finished product together will probably add less than one cent to the retail price of a shirt. The same thing is true of wool and other fabrics. In the food field, the effect "will -be similar. The additional cost in New York of a can of fruit or vegetables shipped from California, will be less than one-third of a cent. And ten pounds of potatoes shipped from Maine to New York will cost only about one cent more. The additional charges on manufactured commodities also be small in comparison to value of the finished product. Decisions are the mileposts to either success or failure. We do nothing more important in life than making decisions. There is finality to so many of them, like those that the grave judges of our highest Couft make. The youth decides upon a certain vocation or profession—and from there on his final success depends upon more decisions — all along the way. If they are made wisely, and decisively, he will be both happy and fortunate. Nothing is so destructive to character as indecision — or when you have made a certain decision, to back out of it later, it is much better to stumble forward than to stumble backward. If you do the former you are in a better position to get up, with less loss of time, and get on your way again! All of us make bad decisions, as well as good ones. The good ones, however, are what carry us on. But when a good decision is made, it should be given legs, fibre, and muscle strength. It should stand, for it becomes the evidence of character that created it. It isn't easy to stick to a good decision. Often it causes heartache, the loss ot once valued companionship, and perhaps many a material loss. But the cost is worth it. It buys greatness, and .often immortality! It was decision, on the part of a few inspired Colonists, that gave to the United States its independence and behind her decisions today, may well depend the hope and happiness, as well as the prosperity and security, of all the rest of the world. Within the'frame- work of the United Nations lie possibilities for achievement for which centuries have awaited, through travail,,suffering, enslavement, and patient expectation. It was the Apostle Paul who said: "This one thing I do." From a right and honest decision there should be no turning back. Happiness is largely a matter of decision^ There are people whom I have met who seem to get pleasure, or satisfaction, out of being miserable! But there* are more of us who decide to work the sunny side. Vest Pocket Essays By COL. STOOPNAGLE Wrestling THE ONCE OVER By H. I. PHILLIPS (Released by The Associated Newspapers) The other night. ! happened in on an evening of this legalized mayhem in a Texas town which we shall call Dallas, because that is its name. The joint was jammed to the rafters with a conglomerate lot of fanatics and fanatic-esses (my word for gals who grimace and groan at grapplers), and I rather think there were as many women as men. The featured bout was between FOUR . . . count 'em . . . FOUR mastodons of muscle— two on a side . . . called "Tag Rasslin." The "good guys" were on one team, and the; "nasty guys" on the other. But the one who drugged the customers into their seats was a 250%{)ound ogre whom we will call HEINOUS H1GGIN- BOTTOM. He stalked into the ring preceded by a Thomas E. Dewoy-looking individual, dressed in cutaway and spats, who squirted a flit-gun in the corner to make it wholesome for his principal. Hig- glnboiiom was clad in a black satin antimacassar, or something, and insisted that it be brushed by Joe Cutaway even before be took it off. The crowd booed, and Higginbottom stuck out his tongue at them and they booed some more. It's the "wrong guys" who -pull the customers in, and the "good guys" who send them a'way happy, because somehow or other, it's mostly the latter who do the Horatio Alger and eventually overthrow evil. There were women there that night who really believed that Higgiiibotlom and his stooge were on the level. My only remark at this point is Hmmmm. 1 shan't bore you with the details of the "rassle," but just as time was up, 1 saw Higginbottom on the bottom. But the really revolting part of the evening was when four women wrestlers climbed into the ring to go through a match similar to the one in which the men took part— two ugly old dolls versus two quite pretty younger girls. My baser emotions got the best of me and 1 stayed. How the human female body can withstand such" devastating mauling, 1 don't know. Anyway, this time the gruesonu molls won; it made a fine chance for a re-match the following week. shan't be there, sand others will. I But a few thou- Virginia, and 3 percent from Frederick, county. Approximately 1400 workers, or about 30 percent of the total number of employes, have been with the company for five years or more, while approximately 100 included i- that' figure have been with the firm ten years or more, and at present the company has 14 men who have been with the firm 15 years. The company reported that there "h not a great deal" of employe turnover at the present time. "COLD BUG- GOT HIM? INSURANCE MAN DIES ,.:' Baltimore, March 12 (/P)—Peler Bryon Wood, vice president o£ Maury, Donnelly and Parr, local insurance agency, died of a heart ailment today at the age of 55. He is survived.by four sons. His wife died last fall. Most Fairchild Workers Reside I n Hagerstown In an analysis of the number of commuters to the aircraft plant, the Fairchild Aircraft Division reported yesterday that 73 percent of the workers are residents of Hagerstown and Washington county, with 42 percent residing in the city and 31 percent living in the county. Thirteen percent of the workers commute from Pennsylvania. 1.1 percent from Virginia or West HELP EASE ACWNG CHEST MUSCLES RU8 ON _ _ MENTHOLATUM^ 7 WOOLEN RUGS FIBER RUGS CONGOLEUM RUGS All Reaionably Priced At Meyers & Berkson 41-43 W. Franklin St. Opposite Post Office Your America and Mine Sqyddyhunk Creek — Mr. and for the air waves, specialists say. Mrs. Gid Willis, whose daughter is getting to be a big girl now, have been studying the roadside billboards to decide which beer means the most to American girlhood. Zig Peters, who is an avid follower of news in the basball world, just ran away witr another man's wife. Tomorrow Mr. Adams will talk on the subject: "The Worth of Things." Scrunch Willoughboy reports the first robin. He saw it in a lunchroom chicken pie yesterday. Mrs. Luke Pawkley announces that she Is not going to have a baby as expected. She says the newspaper columnist misinformed her. the On automobiles, to take an example in a relatively high freight-rate bracket, the increase will range between $5 and ?20. This represents, in most cases, less than one percent of the delivered price of the car to the buyer. The cost increases will naturally be highest in the case of materials, such as coal, which have a low value in proportion to their weight. Even there, however, the net increase in transportation costs is estimated at only 5 percent of the total fuel bill. The average consumer, in short, will be affected hardly at all by the rate increases. And those increases were absolutely xmavoid- able if an industry performing a vital public service, on which the entire commerce of the nation depends, was to be kept healthy and progressive, and able to meet today's operating costs. Nellie Hawkins, the sixth-grade school kid who shot her pa and mom the other day has forgiven them and agrees to pose with them for the tabloid and newsreels under a caption "Love Conquers All." Too True 1 wish l were a general maid Though one is apt to doubt them. Like women, it is hard to live With 'em or without 'em. [ wish I were a general maid For whom all housewives search. I'd ask a high-priced salary And leave them in the lurch! MARLON K. HANDLER. MOTHER, WHEN COLDS STRIKE No matter what chest rubiyou have ever used, you should try Soltice because From where I sit... by Joe Marsh Mystery of the Rocking Chair Webbie Clinton got' hold ot a copy of Variety giving the amounts drug companies pay for radiq programs and now gets sorer than ever when he has to pay current prices for a gargle. The Glocca Morra Mystery The great "Where Is Glocca Morra?" • mystery arising from that song in "Finiarfs Rainbow," continues. Madeline MacDougall says it is a rock in Ireland where the fairies dance. Patrick Sullivan writes: Dear Hi—I noie with interest our item in reference to the con- roversy about the location of the own of Glocca Morra. Frankly doubt very much if such a place xists inasmuch as the name oesn't make sense or have a meaning. All places named in reland have a definite meaning which is applicable 'to that par- .icular location. However, it is possible the name may be a cor- The Zeke Aliens, who were missing four days, have turned up all safe. They were just stalled midtown shopping traffic. Washington Merry-Go-Round (By DREW PEARSON) Teachers Paid Less Than Charwomen and Janitors In Many Cities—Rep. Taber Has Baloonitis Washington, March 12 — School teachers have gone on strike in Buffalo, St. Paul, and several other cities, with other strikes brewing elsewhere. But for more than two months the new Congress has failed even to consider the fact that janitors and charwomen in many cities are paid more than the teachers responsible for training the next generation for an atomic age. Several bills providing federal funds to increase teachers' salaries have "been introduced — perhaps the best and simplest being that of. Vermont's outstanding GOP Senator George Aiken. Others have been written by Democrats ftreen and McGrath of Rhode Island and McCarran of Nevada, and Republican Taft of Ohio. On the House side Democrat Pace of Georgia and Republican Welch of California have entered bills, in addition to a drop-in-the-bucket sure expenditure of at least $100 per pupil per year in each state. .. Chief opposition to such a bil s from Southern Senators who "ear it might require their states .0 spend "too much" on negro schools. For the bill specifies that the $100 average for each pu pil must be maintained for each school district. Sometime this month Aiken' Committee on Expenditures in th Executive Departments will get t work on a bill by Taft and Senato Fulbright of Arkansas for estab lishment of a new Cabinet post— Secretary of Health. Welfare an Education. While Aiken is anx Sous to proceed with this bill, h is more anxious to see increased teachers' salaries. This he regards as emergency legislation. Memo From the White House The following memo has been received from a friend at the White House: been Wint Child specialists have ailed in on the case of pookie's two kids. They are now 1 and 12 years old and haven't •on at least ?1,000 on radio quiz rograms. "Skiggs" Hoscombe has struck new idea. When he takes his vife out to dinner these days he gives the cashier his week's pay and accepts whatever the restau rant wants to hand him when he eaves. Ma Hoskins has a favorite rocking chair that's worn and shabby, with a noisy creak. Pa Hoskins has listened to* that squeak for thirty years . . . and he decided to do something about it. So he bought a new rocker, and hid the other in the barn. Ma allowed as how grateful she was . . . but when Pa missed her one afternoon, he heard a familiar sound that led him to the barn. There was Ma rocking happily in her old chair— squeak ... squeak. No need to tell you how Pa felt. Quick as t wink he hid the new rocker and then brought Ma's old chair back to the house. Now when he hears that squeak, he looks at the mellow glass of beer he's drinking and says to himself: "She's just as entitled to her email pleasures as 1 am." From where I sit, that's one of the reasons the Hoskinses are the happiest, oldest-married, peace- fulest folks in our town. Mrs. Filbert's Margarine 2, b .39c (Below Replacement) Boscul or Chase &. Sanborn COFFEE can TfOC (Below Replacement) Milk -s 2 Nescafe 12 -° z - J ar 98c Tomato Soup •• 3 for 25c Sauer Kraut can Spaghetti With MUSHROOM SAUCE No. 2 can 2 *>r 25c CIGARETTES Popular Brands carton " Freshly Ground Beef lb - 33c Solcice has the special, newly developed Soltice base. -Ic lets the strong Soltice medication rub right down into the skin pores really FAST to relix cold-tightened muscles, clear the head, loosen phlegm. When a cold strikes, just try Soltice. huptlon of Cloca could be- the. name Rath, Mora, which for a Dun or and would be what- we would call a fort. Cloca Mora means large stones, quite plentiful in Ireland and especially so In the immediate vicinity rf a fort. PATRICK SULLIVAN. Why Decision "If foremen Readers Go Mad are employes, so The Child Welfare Rally, which was to have been held in Tow Hall last night, was called off be cause the hall had to be used for the overflew from the Mecca Theater's latest children's matinee crime picture "Murder for Fun." are vice presidents, managers, assistant managers, superintendents and all other sort of management." —Justice Douglas. • • « * "The point that foremen are em- ployes, both in the technical sense at common law as well as in the common acceptance o£ the term, is too obvious to be labored." Jutice Jackson. Newberry's KEEP PRICES DOWN ! , 1947, United Slates Brewers Foundation The famous words, "It might have been," The saddest ever known . . . The years of rent now represent What might have been your home. Home Builders Savings & Loan Assn. 128 West Washington Street Phone 3233 . NEW & UNREDEEMED Diamonds — Jewelry Military Watches Luggage — Binoculars Silver - Sporting Goods Musical Instruments TYPEWRITERS FOR RENT Harrys Loan Office 55 North Jonathan, Street Wake up to NESTLES ...in tjour coffee! The Box Wintergreens have separated. Mrs. Wintergreen was chosen queen on the Queen for a Day radio program recently and never got back to earth, says Boz. bill by Representative Sterling Cole of New York. But the GOP leadership appar- j Ross are irritated at Pearson be- ently thinks that the labor siuia- I cause of Cabinet meeting leaks "Dopey" Clinghammer, who has always been a town problem, even more so since he got married, is now laughing at folks who had said he would never get anywhere. He won a ten-room house completely furnished and $5.000 cash the other night by giving Napoleon's first name and telling why he preferred Tizzie-wizzie Toasties. Bing BoggB had a windfall this week. His pa died and left him a hog. Sliced lb. Bacon ( Shorts > •• b °* tion—even though we have no major strikes—is more an emergency than insuring the uninterrupted education of the nation's children. In both the House and Senate. education and labor legislation are handled by the same committees, and the two chairmen—Taft of Ohio and Hartley of New Jersey- have not bestirred themselves about education, even though Taft does have his name on two bills relating to the matter. It was not until last week that Taft appointed Aiken chairman of a subcommittee to handle education. But because the full committee is heading Into weeks of wrangling over labor laws, Aiken probably can't schedule hearings before April. A subcommittee has been appointed on the House side, but no hearings are scheduled. Mis»ii«ippl vi. New York Never hefore has the Federal Government made a regular appropriation for educational expenses. However, Senator Aiken points out that 60 per cent of all Americans today are living in states other than those in which the> were educated, proving that educa t tion fe an interstate, or nationa problem. Aiken further pointed out that educational standards vary so wldelf that in Mississippi the average expandlture per pupil per year In 1944 was only $42.25, while the average in New York State L Hi« bill would in- and publication of information given out by White House visitors. "Ross thinks the latter type of leak is being piped to the Merry- Go-Round by someone inside the White House. He is making frantic attempts to track the culprit down. One of the worst annoyances to Ross is the publication of comments made by such popular visitors as Sam Rayburn. When Rayhurn conies out of the President's office aglow after a couple of hookers of bourbon, he always has a few background thoughts to offer. Unfortunately Ross can't muzzle Rayburn. 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