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' FOUR EVENING TIMES, CUMBERLAND, MD-, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1948 Phone 4SOO for a WANT AD Taker :EVening & Sunday Times The Thrill That Comes Once In a Lifetime By H. T. WEBSTER Tris Coffin Every Afternoon leieept mind»yi and Sunday Mornlnj." Published by The T)me» «nd -Allesanlan Company. 1-i South, Mechanic StreeV Cumberland. Mo. Enured »£ th» PojtoMlce «t Cumberland, Md.. as'Secood Claa.1 Matter. Momber ol Iht Audit Burenu of CIroulaUon Member of tbo Associated Fresn . ' •'"' J"; • Tolephona <oOO Wc-Wj' itubjcrlptlon rate by Carrleri:, Ono «elr Eve. • only.' 30c: Evening Tlmej per topy. So; Eve. 1 & Sun. Times. 40c per «erx: Sunday Times only. .100 per copy. Mall subscription ratfs on application. . Tho'Evcnlnc-Tiroes ano Sunday Times assume no flnnn- ela.1 responsibility t°r typographical errors !n adrerUso- »tn:s but will reprint thai part of nn advertucinent in . whlch-the typocrapnlcil error occurs. Errors must b» reported 'at once. ' « • - j Friday Afternoon, December 10,1948 OtjR COUHTRY . ; " *;. The union of heard, ihe union ol fcanrfi and the Flag of our Union iarcrtr—Morris. ';For Dignity., Freedom SOME PEOPLE who have been'to Ger'•' many 'and looked ; -.around-say that our C'occupation government is not doing a very :~good job of democratizing, the' Germans.. :• Maybe not. But if the Berlin municipal .".elections are any-«gauge,.. most Germans, -• given a choice, seem to'-prefer our way of •"doing things "to "the Russian way. "This" ". Is a hopeful sign, even though the Berlin L • situation is discouraging. For ' a lot;_ of "<-'former Nazis might be expected"'-to-pick,'." communism. Communism was one - of • nazism's prime enemies, according to Eit'. ler. Yet the .German man .in the street '-' must see the 'essential similarity between • the two systems, lor all their political differences'." Russian' control brings him. '.' regimentation, orders .from on high, terror ; and all the rest..' But he went through all '"that before. . And as.he joined-the-'Nazi "• Party, perhaps, for the sake of safety and • his Job, so now he might support the .Soviet \ Communists in the nope ^.preferred treat'•• ment where the Russians are present, " INSTEAD, a great-proportion of eligible ; voters'.turned out to vote against com;. munism In the Communist-boycottcd clec- ••' tlons. This voluntary action' was more "• Impressive, though less dramatic, .than as •7 If they, had come out to try to keep Com> munist candidates out of city offices, x There was no-pro- and anti-Communist . .,' contest. Yet the Berliners took the trouble ;. to register-their overwhelming support ol '• the pro-democratic.'parties.' There- is 'a '; choice of reasons for this. Perhaps the f Berliners, and Germans in' general, really'-. '- do-fear the-Russians, even-though they t, were long accustomed to regimentation_and ;- super-statism. -Maybe-they-want to" associate themselves with what they ieel is \ the stronger-side. But itjnight also-be '"that, the .western, democratic system is ''.smarter as well as more just. The -con.;~test_for the Berliners' favor, made necessary by Russian tactics, has naturally stimulated the Germans' feeling'of national, self-importance. • But western • policy also builds up their feeling of individual sell- Importance. • •-' ' . / KIM. CUT IT TH' PAY Thomas L. Stokes IN THEER LAST FREE prewar election a m^rity ol-:Germans voted to turn their, government over "to the Nazis,, whose "platform" was' based 'on national self-importance. They were a super-race. Hitler told • the Germans.' Their highest, honor was to die for-the--fatherland. Even the most die-hard Nazi must suspect that something' went -wrong: with-, the -practice- of that theory. The .wartime debate over whether . the Germans were a nation-of psychopaths got lost in a maze of academic ideas. But It" is safe to. say that the Germans still :pe>sse"ss baslc"htiman"Instincts as'well-'as- •leUlorilc ones. And one of the former Taistlnc'ts is that of individual importance and worth.- .Marxist .-communism, like Hitlerite nazism, denies that instinct. The democratic ./American government was founded on'-the -belief that that instinct.- was not only right,.but God-given,- -Every- Communist government in the world'to-' day was imposed by force or-threat of forces When- a natron, -or even a city, has the chance to choose between these two philosophies of government, freely and without fear, the choice is for individual, dignity arid freedom.' Defense Budget - THE STRUGGLE within the "government over the size of defense expenditures in the next "national.-: budget already is'hot and heavy. An indication of the pressure to be applied on behalf of the services, when. Congress convenes, is found in the dramatic reduction'made 'suddenly in" 'the" expansion program of- the Army, which gave as its .'reason the smallness of the 1 anticipated allowances for the next year. President Truman declared some time ago -, that the defense; budget would. have"to be ' held to 15 billions. . This is more than-was. spent for. the en tire-operation of the'fed- eral government in any year before,.the United States' enterd World War n, with; th single exception 'of the fiscal year 1919.' The Army now says that with its share of ' such a budget the 900',006-man force au-. thorized by Congress this year could'not be built. The Navy and 'the Air Force, also seeking • larger amounts, can be expected, to advance equivalent 'arguments. Con- .gress will face trying questions; • Curtailment of proper and needed defenses lor financial reasons would be a bitter pill to swallow. But'the most modest budget which can be -drawn for the next .year probably will require some increase in taxes. The need to obtain more for the..tax dollar becomes ever greater. One way ;to get a bigger dollar's worth would be to start rooting out the waste and Inefficiency., which result from, duplication in the three;, service departments, .and from rivalry among them. 'By doing this, Congress might be able to make a surprising increase •in the, amount of defense which, can be had for 15 billion dollars. THE 'QUEER and near-queer people of Boston are the subject of Cleveland Amory's recent book, "The Proper Bostonians." It Is only by the accident ..that Boston is well .known- that it- is^.a- profitable locale for •uch a book. Every community has its rtrange -inhabitants, whose ddngs- intrigue the curious. . ' "'"•- Butter or Guns?It's Up to Worlds People WASHINGTON,—These are President Truman's words: "The expenditures'of'the Federal Government are still. Inescapably dominated by the war and its aftermath.' ' "In the fiscal year 1949, 79, per •cent of our expenditures, directly reflect the'costs of war, the effects '•of war, and our efforts to prevent -a future war: national defense- international a f f a-1 r s — veterans' benefits—interest on the public debt 1 -—tax refunds. ."This should be a sobering' •'thought to all of us as we strive for the creation of lasting peace among the nations of the world. '• "Only 21 per. cent of our expenditures' finance the government's programs -in the broad areas of: social • -welfare — housing — education — research—agriculture.—natural- resources—transportation — f inanee — commerce—industry—labor—general . administration." • The. President said that a year ago . In. his budget message to Congress. 1 IT WILIj-BE about the same in .his budget message which he presents early in January, except that the figure for national defense will be around fifteen billions instead of the e_leven- billions he asked a year ago. " Strenuous, .attempts will be made to. increase even that. ' The -military- already are .lobbying to raise 'it. ' •' . ". : • It. was "a sobering thought" a year ago, as the President said. It . is ; an even more "sobering thought" now. .•••• — A year has passed. We-are a year further away I'ro.-n the war, whether we are a year closer to peace or not. ; ' Once again we are confronted with the terrible cost'to the-world of nations arming against one another—for others are spending the same way. And we spend, more each year, so that we literally clank like robber barons of old as we walk about from futile conference to futile conference looking for peace. The moral of the stupidity of the whole human race is before us in President Truman's simple statistics. The moral should be plain to us in this country just now. unless we do something about it. And It's no way to live—or run a world. Those thinss that would make life happier'we have co:ne to call "butter"—ar.d we must spend our substance for "guns." That is, unless the people of the world, and of this country in particular, take the lead to do something about it. There is such a simple answer, which is to establish a world federal government of law. - There we can take the lead,' for we have the know-how from our own experience in creating, 159 years ago now, a federal government out of'what^were, ir. effect, almost separate nations. It is not a long step for us to world government. WE HAVE JUST come through an election in which the winner, President .Truman, pledged all sorts of things to improve our daily lives, more facilities' for education, for health, for decent housing, and so on. For only a fraction of the fifteen billions or.-more that we must-vote for military-defense, in the world as it is today, we could have all these things and many more. But, because we haven't yet found.the way_to peace, we may not gee even the-few. Instead, bscause we live literally In a military camp, there'.will be •continued restrictions of all kinds and perhaps higher taxes. For we must be ready to rally for the battle, under arms, on guard. . This can go on from year to year . IT WILL HAVE to be done soon.i because the United Nations, on which foundation • a world government could be most easily built, is disintegrating rapidly all around us, and, once that is gone, we will have nothing existing on which to build. Russia, of course, might be the stumbling block . In world government, as now. But the other nations of the world could go ahead anyhow and let her come in or stay put.-- . That would, be-a-creation under law and -much more effective, in event of an.ultimate clash, than the lose alliances that are now being' discussed;among the'other nations. This is the only way if we are all to get "butter instead of guns. (Qnittd renturc Syndlcjuc. Inc.). Peter Edson Hoover Report at $1 a Word May Save Billions WASHINGTON —' (NBA) — Ex- President Herbert Hoover says he is going fishing for the rest of his life, just as soon as he flics the report from his 12-mari, rionpartisan Corn- mission on Organization of the Executive Branch of the Government. • . This report is due next Jan. 13. Mr. Hoover wants another 30 days. The-job couldn't be done in.the 1 original-18 months allotted. ' When .Hoover's report'comes out, it will be about 2,000,000 words long. As such it will be worth about a dol- Jar a-word, as appropriations for. the total survey-total nearly $2,000,000. 'In.- addition to the reports'and annexes, the Hoover -Commission will have bills drafted to change all the organic laws necessary for carrying out its recommendations on reorganizing the Federal government. ' • . . It will take quite a flock of new laws to make these changes, for everything • the Federal government now does is authorized by Act of Congress. what the Hoover Commission would recommend has boon speculation based on task force-reports. Actually, the commission Itself has not decided finally on a single recommendation it will make to the Congress. Administration shows that it takes four government'cn-.ployes to do the work done by one 1 clerk; on slmllnr jobs in- private insurance company offices. A PRINCIPAL approach to the commissions -problem is 'that the government is now too big: A man from the moon could recognize that government employment has jumped from 500,000 in- the 192C's to 2,000,000 today. In the same period, the budget has grown from $4,000,000,000 to $40.000,000,000. About half of this cost increase may be due to inaction. The rest is simply an indication that the Federal government is now doing things it never did before. It may be a sign that the country is drifting towards socialism, statism. or whatever you want to call it. TO DO ITS JOB, Hoover organized the commission staff into 23 task forces. Each is making an in-' ' vestigation ot one phase of government—the presidency, foreign affairs, public works, veterans' affairs, . public welfare, supply, agriculture, natural resources, government lending, fiscal affairs, personnel, and so on. The last two reports, on State De- .partment- and National Defense reorganization, .hays just been completed. Information put out so far on MR. HOOVER FEELS that better organization could save as much as $3,000,000,000 a year. One billion might be cut from the present $6,000,000,000 'Federal payroll, even though bigger salaries were paid to top executives to get better men. . Since 1940, Congress has increased by 60 per cent the wages of government employes earning less than $5000 a year." Those .getting over $5000 have, been increased only six. per cent. ' New top salaries of $15,000 to S25,- 000 are being considered, in place of the present $10,000 maximum. Getting better people in the lower-paid Jobs is also part of the program. One study of the Veterans' History From The Times Files- TEN YEARS AGO December 10, 193B Cumberland Lions Club celebrated seventh anniversary with' a dinner at the All Ghan Shrine Country Club., -v ' . George R. Davis, banker of Keyser, W. Va.. and his wife, were hurt in an automobile 'accident near Romney, W. Va. • Deaths Larry Fanto; 59. Piedmont, W.' Va.: A. J. Bridges, 73, near Mt. Savage. . ; 'Miles G. Thompson renamed chairman of the Cumberland District of Potomac Council, Boy Scouts of America. Roy W. Eves was vice chairman. Mrs. Victoria Will-son. 75; Mrs. Louise M. Burkhardt, G7, this "city; Mrs. Margaret Conrad, 79, Frostburg. THIRTY YEARS AGO December 10, 1918 * Railroad Administration announced all passenger service, curtailed by war needs, 'would be restored to normal, • ; Strike resumed at the Davis Coal and Coke Company's mines. Deaths Mrs. Charles B. Jamison, Rush, Allegany county; Mrs. Mnry Penn, 44. this city; Roland B. Cannon, formerly of Cumberland, in Alabama. ANOTHER BILLION saving is in sight in big Items, including cuts of $500,000,000 by eliminating duplication between government agencies working on land and water conservation, $250,000,000 by reorganization of the Post Office. Department, $250,000,000 by changing government purchasing and procurement methods. ' The third billion in savings would, corns through lesser economies all down the line. President Truman has thrown his full support behind the Hoover' Commission work, .in spite of early post-election ruinors to the contrary. ' Truman . feels- that making the * government efficient is one of the best ways to insure a Democratic victory in 1952. HOOVER. Commission reforms will, however, be fought over bitterly. Opposition will come from the heads of departments or bureaus who don't want present responsibilities- taken away from them and ' transferred some place else. Congressmen whose districts are benefittcd by Federal field offices won't want them discontinued. Local politicians will yell. Government employes reorganized out of their jobs will yell. Selfish private Interests who now reap special benefits from certain government activities won't want theni discontinued. If 50 per cent of the Hoover Commission recommendations are adopt-, ed by the next Congress, it will be a miracle. Cochran's Barbs It won't be long until slecls will be popular again—from coast to coast. * In crossing the street when the light Is green a pedestrian is right. But too often dead right. ' I A writer says a politician is at a. disadvantage In talking into a "mike'.' instead of directly to an audience. Still, microphones can't throw. 'TWENTY YEARS AGO December '10, 1928 City Council divided police powers of Commissioner H. L. Blye ajid Chief Oscar A. Eyerman. The latter was to assign men to beats and make changes.' . - Frank R. Lyon, former mining . superintendent and vice, president' of the Consolidation Coal Cbmpariy, Frostburg, named to the United States Mining Congress. • • Deaths Samuel T. 'Dawson, 70; ..FORTY YEARS AGO December 10, 1008 State Roads Commission decided to survey and rebuild the National Pike or "Cumberland Road" In Allegany ar.d Garrett counties.. Deaths Mrs. Amelia Stehle, formerly of this city, in Connellsville, Pa.; Mrs. Kate Miller, 91. near Centreville', Pa,; Mrs. John McSorley,.Cumberland. Choir chapter of Emmanuel Episcopal 'Church presented awards to W. Edwin Piper, 'Raymond 'Kolb, Allan Wiley and Amett Widener. Cold days have stopped ,a lot of people from traveling to suburban property on a salesman's ilne. About the only price we can't kick about is that on government bonds. What this country needs is a girl's complexion that will look good on ?. young man's cont.lapel. Vaiideiiberg Seen As Likely Successor To Marshall WASHINGTON •— Arthur V.in- dcnbsi'K.. i.!ic urbruie and eloquent Mr. Big' of the bipartisan foreign policy, is high .on President Truman's own list of candidates for Secretary of State. The Vandenberg choice—surprise, surprise—is being hustled along by a ranking Democratic • warrior, or.e ' who went through the campaign pitching lor Harry Truman. And it has the support or at least one stalwart in the White House inner circle. The shrewd argument whispered in the President's ear is; "Senator Vancier.bcrg- has the prestige and- looks to keep the world looking- up to u.s. He is a real artist at compromise iind negotiation. If anyone can make the- Russians play nice, it's that wily' politician, Arthur Vandanbcrj?. "Sure, he's a Republican, but his appointment, would keep foreign policy from being a political foot- bail. Besides, the Senator is too old to run for President as a Republican in four years." Mr. Truman hasn't said - 'yes" and he hasn't said "no", but- the idea appeals to him. He has a big streak ol' affection for the genial Michigan Senator. They can sit back together, • chew the fat. and understand .each other perfectly. Also, ailing Secretary of State George Marshall thinks Vandenberg is one of the greatest guys in town. TWO OTHER .CANDIDATES are putting on a whirlwind campaign. Slim Averill Harriman. the big Democratic donor and former Secretary of Commence, can taste, the job, he wants it so badly. Harriman is hard-working arid conscientious, but he's never been worth a hoot at across-the-table bargaining. Ed Stettinius, the silver- haired former Secretary of State,'is also after his old desk. After the election, Stettinius walked meekly into Democratic headquarters and said he would like 10 make a good-sized contribution. Mr. Truman always had a sneaking suspicion that- Stettinius was something of a stuffed shirt. THE INSATIABLE curiosity of a Congressional investigator led to the big break in the Wliittakcr Chambers spy case. Robert Stripling, the wiry Texan with a mind as sharp as a razor's edge, is the chief investigator' for the House Committee on Un- American Activities. All through Chambers's early lurid tales and the quiet period that followed, Stripling was puzzled about.one item—a rug. The rug and an auto figured in the alleged exchanges between Chambers and Alger Hiss, the bright, up-and-coming young man in the State Department. "Strip" could understand the gift or loan of a car. but why in the saints' name a rug? He felt thnt If he knew t.he Answer, he .would find out n lot more about the Communist shuttle service on inside info. One day when Chambers was in a talkative mood and they were alone. Stripling -popped 'the question; "What about the rug?'" The' pudgy -Time editor smiled 'faintly and then told this story: A top Soviet spy expert brought from Russia a' number o' rugs as gifts for Americans who had been. "helpful'' to the cause. With tliis off his chest, and under the keen verbal prodding of "Strip", Chambers opened up and told of the confidential government mes- sugcs slipped out to him. A REPORTER called up Senator "Wild Bill" Langer's office ,to talk to the rangy, free-wheeling; independent cuss from. North Dakota, and was given a smooth run-around by a secretary. Finally in irritation, the writing fellow roared, "Well, is he or isn't he in town?" On the other end of the telephone came the timid reply. "Well. I'll have to confess. The .Senator is in bed. with a cold. But we're-not-supposed to tell that. Mr. Langer is supposed to be the healthiest mail alive ar.d he doesn't-like to have it known he's laid up with a measly old cold. 1 ' ONE REPUBLICAN big-wig who didn't sob himself to sleep the night after the debacle is dapper Hugh D. Scott, Jr., the natty Republican national chairman. Scott was installed right -after the G-OP National Convention as a gesture' to Senator Ed Martin ar.d Joe Pew of Pennsylvania for moving to the Dewey camp. But Congressman Scott had hardiy tried out his r.cw swivel chair when Herb Brownell, Governor Dewey's personal campaign manager, blew in and took aver control. About all Scott was loft with was' a mimeograph machine to rattle off the statements written for him. The day after the election, Scott was heard to remark, "That ought' to show who's who in the Republican Party from now on.'' A HUSH-HUSH REPORT on. what can be done for China is making the rounds. The expert boys say a well-trained amphibious corps of five divisions with, tactical air support could hold the line against .the Communists.. Marine officers and men, instead of Army fellows,, would train the Chinese Nationalists on a warfare' •of sharp maneuvering. The Marines would act as liaison officers, and—very important—they would supervise, the pay just to make sure the coin didn't stick to The Chinese, generals' hands. . . (Globe Syndicate) George Dixon The Washington Scene a WASHINGTON — Ever since Whittakcr Chambers told his gourd- ly tale of hiding state secrets in a pumpkin, I have been haunted by the ghost of" Mother Goose. The tiling has 'oecome an obsession. In the stiliy night, when I should be knitting up the -ravell'd sleave of care, it rises to bedevil me. I lie there mumbling. ' The specter stalks ine to the office to the capltol, to the White House; Wh-arever I - go on my appointed rounds. I' find myself attempting t h e most impossible f onus of Mother Goose rhyming. If only Mi\ Chambers niidr.'t hidden the coded microfilm in :i pumpkin! If he'd secreted It almost any other improbable place, including the pouch of a matronly kangaroo. But it had to be in a pumpkin - - ;ind that is why, kiddles, your old Uncle George is going daffy, reciting to himself: "Peter, Peter, pumpkin eater. "Had a code and couldn't keep 'er. "He hid her in a pumpkin shell, "And there he kept her very well. 1 ' Instead of "Peter' 1 and "eater" I've been trying to rhyme "Chambers" or "Wliittaker' with something. If you want to go nuts just try it yourself. After three hours of struggling with Whittaker I 'fell down frothing at 'the mouth in an -epileptic fittaker. Whittakcr, for gourdness sake! WE FEEL KIND or Slighted here in Washington. We are used to . the House Committee on Un- American Activities staging, its main attractions in our midst. But tills time the big' show is being given in New York while we are forced to be content with a mere sideshow, featuring former Undersecretary of State Sumner Welles in a little number which might be entitled "In the Good Old Sumr.er Time.' The entire performance is negative. Mi-. Welles does not- think the secrets from. Mr. Pumpkin's chamber—I mean Mr. Chambers' pumpkin—should be made public in the'interest of national security. So about all that is happening at our show is that the committee asks Mr. Welles whether such and such a document should be released, Mr. Weiles returns a very cultured "no"—and not a bloody tiling happens. I wns not fully aware that New York had stolen the main attraction' unlil I strolled ;nto the House caucus room and conferred with Mr. Frank Couniff, the eminent Manhattan columnist. Looking around, with my usual nosiness, I inquired: "Isn't Whittaker Chambers here?" "No," replied Mr. Conr.iff, "he got a spot with the New York company." OUR HEADS BLOODY but unbowed, we gallant survivors of two wrecks are to foregather in. the Statler liere. tonight to seek what solace we may. The chief survivor will be an intrepid 'fellow named Thomas E. Dewey. Our organization dates back to the time four years ago when the .Dewey train was wrecked at Castle Rock, Wash., 60 miles north, of Portland, Ore. Mr. Dewey. . was able to emerge f-eet first although n bouncing Pullman water bottle played a tattoo around his head. The more hardy of us risked it again this fall, only to be derailed by the Truman special. As you can readily sec. this definitely puts us in a class by ourselves. The survivors will convene tonight by express invitation from Mr. Paul E. Lockwood, who helped pilot G-ov. Dewey into our second shambles. The wording of the missive endears me to Mr. Lockwood more. than ever because/it takes a very great guy to be - a'b'.e to laugh at himself and his misfortunes. WRITES THE UNDAUNTED Mr. Lockwood: . ' "Two proposals will.be presented- by Governor Dewey, the organizar tion president, to all members, in good standing, if. still able* to.stand: ' . .. "(l) To. increase the membership- by admitting the survivors of the. more recent wreck, and' "(2) To change the official name of the organization -to 'The Sur- viyors. Inc.' .. . ' "And for such other and further business as may come before the meeting, for which suitable refreshments will be provided." What do you- consider "suitable , refreshments," Paul? Embalming fluid?. (Klr.c Features Syndicate, luco So They &ay • Our .fujTure lies with, democratic, and freedc. • -loving peoples. We cannot expect the common man to believe 1 our democratic pronouncements ir we.make dea 1 -. with political, • ecraomie or" ecclesiastical reaction: —Dr. G. Bromley Oxnam, Methodist 'bishop, denouncing FIT .oo's regime in Spain. Stocks always do what they- ought to do, but not always when they ought to do it. • . —Frederick K. Goldsmith, stock- market tipster. A London man- wrote his will on a. biscuit—possibly just before,his wife gave him a plateful. UNLESS WE GET something more than Mr! Welles saying "no," our show :s going to 'be the worst flop the Un-American Committee has had locally in longer than I can remember, I hate to suggest it, but the distinguished and awesome Mr. Welles doesn't seem to have the drawing power o' Hollywood celebrities. Personally, I think his elegant diction alone is well worth the price of admission. The movie cameras are grinding away under banks of lights, all the dozens of individual microphones are working, but the customers are giving us a miss. Come back, With the monstrous weapons man already has. humanity is in dangor of being trn. ,d ' thi world by its moral .adolesce:. is.. Our knowledge of science has clearly outstripped our capacity to control it. • —Ger Omar N. Bradley. I have aluays had responsibilities higher than thi.:e I have desired. —Generalissimo Frarcisco Franco, Spanish dictator. It is foolish to isemand of us that we do differently than we are doing if our method is showing- excellent results.—Marshal Tito of Yugoslavia. Henry McLcmore's The Lighter Side ALBANY, "New York—I'm no shakes a* • humanitarian, but I'll be switched if I don't feel that something should be done for Thomas E. Dewey. I didn't vote for him, but ft seems to roc, to use the parlance of the track, that he should have been given a "cooling out" period after his defeat. . Owners who love their horses always walk them around after a race until they are relaxed. Republicans, ' confessing to love' Dewey, should have done the same, for him. But they didn't. They'dropped,'him. as' if he were a combination hot potato, hot brick, and hot stove lid. • •''.-•' They, ignored' the "ftcf that for months .he hod been .-the' nation's No. 1 topic, .constantly besieged by reporters, photographers, radio announcers, editors, union leaders, and tycoons of industry. It was very cruel to cut off" instantly this attention and adulation. DEWEY MUST STILL be in a daze. • So must Mrs.- Dewey.. the. two little Dcweys, Herbert Brownell, and all the others who had already rearranged the furniture in the White House and debated on- which breed of dogr would-be-most photogenic on the White House lawn. " .....-.-. . ' So I am in Albany'to do what'I can to "taper off" Governor Dewey.. To the; best of my ability .I am going to try' to' represent -all those parties .who swarmed about him during the campaign. - I don't believe- Dewey lias had. his picture taken since the day after the election returns were in, so I have brought "along a camera and- will' tag- along after him .whenever possible, taking shots from all angles, and crying, "Just one more, Governor,-just.'one more." WHEN I AM NOT .taking. his. picture I will pop into iis office seeking- an interview. By a change- of tie,.or hat, or'the addition of a false moustache, I will-represent a reporter from a different paper each time.'., I'll badger him with questions concerning his stand on China, "daylight saving time, ERP, the federal budget, the possible- make-up of his Cabinet when lie becomes. Presldeat, and .all the other things he was asked before that fatal day last month. Nor -will I overlook the charming Mrs. Dewey, either. :' She must have prepared'a -thousand answers for the questions which would certainly have been asked her If California, Ohio.'tmd certain other states hadn't acted so contrary, I will quiz her as to the Governor's favorite dish and' how she prepares it; what is her. favorite color for dresses, -and what type of. costume she plans to wear, at .her. husband's inaugural; , . Does she plan to hold a press. conference as'Mrs.-Roosevelt'did,-and how .docs she feel about having the Secret Service guard 1 her? I have also, brought along .a suitcaseful. of • the sort of congratulatory wires and cables • the Governor must certainly have expected to receive. • • They will be from heads of foreign states, prominent contributors .to his campaign who hoped'for ambassadorial posts, and'the one he • most, .expected to,, get-^one of congratulations signed -by. Harry S.. Truman. ... : This is. going to,teep mevbusy, but if the Republicans won't look-after their own someone must. . .- ..' . (DktrlbutBd iy McNuuiht- Syndicate, Inc.); Hal Boyle** . AP Reporter's Notebook NEW YORK—The hotel.door opened and a fist, the size of. a, mutton ; fh'pped-,out. ; It caught me playfully on the chin »nd snapped, my head six inches to the leeward—all the-play my neck has. left. '•• "'Ello, 'ello!" boomed Primo Camera. "Come . in!" - ' This is the way.-'pa.Pi'eem" -welcomes lay. visitor to his- room except a- : dwarf. Ana a d^-arf would probably.get a big, friendly fist In his face too—if Camera coulii swing,- that low. I walked in with -a friend, who 'carelessly tossed his hat on a bc&. "Oh, my God, oh, my. God,- don't do that,"_ Camera reproached him.- "That's bad luck—to"' put the liat on the bed." . -.*• But .today bad luck is something the big. man they used to call the Ambling Alp no longer, has to.-worry about. He's-'rWIng -the crest no-w —making • $200,000 to $250,000 .a year in the wrestling ring. At 42 the '.ex-heavyweight boxing champ is a'success again,, and-happier than he has ever been. .'••'• THE BIG FELLOW,, so poor as a boy in Italy he-wore gunny sacks for shoes, became • European •wrestling" champion before he was old enough to vote. In 1928 he turned to boxing " - and was brought here'in 1930.- He was 1 built up to the'. championship In 1933, and lost it a year .later to Max Baer. The - huge- shambling man—he's six feet 6\~ inches, weighs 265—was a somewhat pathetic-figure in those daj's. The men.who manipulated ^<m cut his fabulous earnings more ways than a cafeteria pie. •. "But it is not. true that I went home in Italy, in 193S all broke," insisted Camera, who •has pride. "I bought a villa, a farm -with eight tenant houses -and some other, property, which I still; have. „ . . rko,' the big. rn Istake" I made In my' life—it was-to-take, back my American dollars to Italy. When. the. currency .there fell I lose all ray cash." •; • ;During^the war the Germans put Primo.to work with a pick and shovel, and paid him "fifteen cents Tor a ten-hour -day—something 1 , he said, no fight manager ever did to him. , Somebody said you 'ought to risk your life every six months. I want to keep accepting challenges every so often to do better things.—Movie • actor Montgomery Clift. ' ,CARNERA RETURNED'. to, America with his family; late 'in -1946 and reconverted imme- ' diately to '.'rn'y..first'love—wrestling." • "It is- much- better,, than -boxing," he .said. "After 30 m '-boxing you are .through. - You lose the eyes, the speed. .But in wrestling all you need to keep is the.strength. "You push, you pull—-but your brain it don't get hurt, when they. put. the legs around the body and-give the squeeze, it don't hurt the brain. , - .... "My advice to Joe Ljuis is to quit "oefore he gets hurt. He has gone down a long way. I was' lucky 'not to get 'hurt. "I am much better off now. . In tile boxin? game you make the big gate.. But maybe only once, twice a year. But in wrestling you work four, five, six nights every week." CABNERA" GETS' from $350 to $2,000 «.night, and, as he says, "this time I get to keep most of it-myself." He used to be only amiable. Now he's smart as well. Camera, who is artless but was never »3 foolish as he has been "made to appear, 'said with massive dignity: •-';.' "It is all wonderful. I am very, very happy.*.. The gunny sack days are gone, There'i food in the pantry, a car in the garage, cash to the bank—and more rolling in every night papi grunts and groans.-. The. Alp's dome. okay. ' ' (.Associated Pj-cas)

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