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FOUR EVENING TIMES, CUMBERLAND, MD., TUESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1948 Phone 4600 For a WANT AD Taker Evening & SunUay Times" Life's Darkest Moment By H. T. WEBSTER TriS Coffin ETC--T Afitrnoon (excep: Sunday) and Sunday Morniag. POblliStd by The Times and AlJejltnlun Company, 1-3 Soutb Mtcbmlo Street, Cumberland, KM. Entered at tie Poito!:icr> at Cumberland. Md.. u Second •' Clnsj Matter. Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulation ol ta« AMoclaicd great Telephone <000 WeskJy lubicrlption rate by Carriers: Ono week Eve. only. 30o: Evenlnj Times per copy. 5c; Eve. & Sun. TUnej. <0c per week; Sunday Times only, loe per copy. Mall subscription rates on application. The Evenlnc Times and Sunday Times ossums no Ilntn- cial responsibility tor typographical errors In advortlte- raeau. tmt Trill reprint that part at an advertisement In which tie typographical error occur*. Error* must t» reported at once, Tuesday Afternoon, December 21, 1948 OUR COUNTRY TAe union of fieorfj, <Ae uni'on o/ the Flag of our Union iorettr — Morr'a. Talent Asks Recompense THIS IS THE .DULL Cor hot'.stove) season for our two great national games, baseball and politics. Spring training has not begun and Congress is not yet in session. But there is a .little activity. Ball players are negotiating new contracts with their bosses, and there is talk that government pay may be raised. • So this might be a good time for a quick look at the salaries in both professions. There isn't much basis for comparison, to be sure. Monetarily . speaking, almost anybody would • rather be Bob Feller'than be President, because Bob makes more money.> (At least he did last year). Happy Chandler •would rather be high commissioner of baseball than be Senator, and who can blame him? He made $15,000 a year in Washington as against $50,000 in his present job. Manager Billy' Southworth of the Boston Braves remarked recently-that he had a player who drew $13,500 last year just for • sitting out the season oh the bench. That is only $1500 less than George Marshall got paid for playing a full, hard season as Secretary of State. 'Mr. Southworth also had a teen-age pitcher on his roster who reportedly was paid $70,000 (or $5000 less than Mr. Truman's yearly salary) for agreeing to labor for the Braves at,some future date -when he joins the one-out-of-seven- who-shave-every-day league. WE HAVE NO'particular quarrel with these handsome rewards for skillful throwing, catching and hitting of baseballs. It may seem ridiculous to read that the president of a last-place team has seriously hung su $300,000 price tag- on an aging second baseman. But if the prosperous fans turn out in such numbers that some clubs have that kind of money to spend, the baseball people can be forgiven for asking inflated prices. We .do think, however, that the fans can also afford to pay their government a little more. Chief Justice Vinson, a-pretty fair ball player in his day, may have slowed up. ' Maybe he can't hit or mate the long throw -any more. But doesn't he deserve more in his present job fo«" what a middling good catcher.can make "for winning 15 games with a first- division club? The same goes for Cabinet members and heads of government departments.. The arguments for increasing government salaries, are scarcely flattering to the present incumbents of top jobs. It Is said that the -present pay scale can't attract top-notch, talent to government service. The inference Is obvJoos. Yet the basic argument, we believe, is correct. GENERALLY speaking, .cabinets should not be made up only of rich men who can afford'to be public servants, or professional politicians, or government career men for whom a $15,000 job is the ultimate goal. But that is how it has been. Many able men, conscious of their duties as citizens, • have not felt able to make' the financial sacrifice of taking a top government job. Others have had' to quit' government for private business in order to make a more adequate living. What of ; Mr. Truman himself? He is a prolessional politician with no private fortune. And someone has figured out that, after expenses, his customary 16-hour day in the world's biggest Job nets him about $1.25 an hour! Perhaps Congress, which fixes government salaries, could take a tip from the baseball executives. Maybe they have come down with a bad case of prosperity these last few years. But at least' they don't hopefully try.to hire big-league -talent by offering bush-league wages. IH/TT SAMTX\ CLAUS V/H/TT UD LIK£ To HAVff. WELL » . 'jo A wee, FAT SAW!/* CLAUS IM OA/t WHO ISWT TOBACCO Budget Bureau Simply Can't Make 2 Plus 2 Equal Three Thomas L. Stokes Pre-Conventiori Deal Rises To Haunt GOP . •WASHINGTON. — One of those national-convention deals which, when they. occur, are regarded as practical — if compromising — has come back to haunt the Republican party as it begins to make plans to reorganize Itself Irom its latest defeat. It may be recalled that, at a ttra- tegic point in pre-convention. maneuvering, the Joe .Grundy faction in Pennsylvania, representing entrenched Republican Old Guardism, tossed In a hefty block of delegates to Governor Thomas E. Dewey. The announcement was made by Senator Ed Martin, former Governor, who thereupon withdrew his own. favorite-son candidacy for .the Republican Presidential nomination. This-double - barreled coup;'the first executed by Governor Dewey's skillful managers, was the initial break toward the New York Governor and had the psychological effect of starting the band-wagon movement that gathered momentum, rapidly. -IT WAS BITTERLY protested by Ted-headed Governor James H. Duff, who has fought Grundyism in Pennsylvania, and .it -was, indeed,, a strange alliance In fact — though perhaps not'in politics—since there was a sharp ' conflict of view' on many Issues between. Governor'Dew- ey and the standpat attitude of Joseph W. Grundy. for so many years the king-pin in the Pennsylvania Manufacturers' Association. Cynics smiled and wondered what Ihe "pny-off" would be. * They thought they saw it immediately after the convention when the conservative and personable Rep. Hugh.D, Scott, Jri, of Philadelphia was named chairman of the Republican, National Committee at Governor Dewey's behest. It was a. distinct surpri6e..-Hls name had not even been mentioned previously." among prospects for the post. The complimentary nature of ths gesture was recognized subsequently, for the real management of Governor Dewey's campaign was entrusted to his close friend, and associate, Herbert Brownell, Jr. Rep. Scott played an ornamental second fiddle. BUT NOW THE PARTY finds itself stuck "with Mr. Scott, unless something approaching a miracle should occur. He insists he is going to remain as chairman, pointing out that he was elected, for a four-year term. 'Of more potency, however, is the 'fact that he apparently has lined up enough, pledged support in the committee to beat down any revolt at the national committee meeting here in January. There'is revolt 'in the. ranks, all. right, particularly from the progressive wJng of the-party. It does not want to see'the necessary job of winning converts and re-establishing the- party- with the public done under auspices of. Old Guard conservatism. The national chairman-is the spokesman, for the party between elections and. furthermore. Is the man who keeps his fingers close on the national organization through the antennae of natlonal.commUtee- men Irom all the states. What the progressive element, as well as many younger party mem- bers, want Is somebody who represents a modem' viewpoint. They attribute defeat in the last election to domination ot party policy In' recent years, both in the national, committee and Jn'Congress, by the conservative GOP wing. Analysis of the election returns seems to sustain this^dlagnosis. CONSERVATIVE control ot the party machinery is nothing new, of course. But what the younger and progressive leaders desire is something new and different. No elections were won under old auspices. Even though-the party, in its candidates, wore laces of progressive luster in recent elections, for example, Wendell L. Willkie'in 1940 and Governor Dewey- In t-tro elections since, the voters looked behind the facade to the party's record in Congress and. heard constantly from national chairmen the tiresome whtne against "New'Deallsm"'. without any constructive ideas'offered. The party, likewise, has had forward-looking platforms. But the'rec- ord never matched these professions,' Nothing would be healthier for ' the party, nor wiser in the long run, than a good revolt here at the January meeting, right out In the open in public view, that would install new figures more representative of a progressive • viewpoint. Otherwise, the party can make a good headstnrt to other defeats and at a ba'd time psychologically, for the contrast will be with the victorious Democrats beginning work In 'Congress on the Truman progi-nm that wnj responsible for the President's re-election. (Unllcd Feature Syndicate, Inc.) WASHINGTON—Budget Director James Webb Is n. sober, purposeful young man, so don't blame him if he staggers and wobbles out of the- grey building west of'the-White House. It's an because of this business of trying to make two and. two equal three. The square-jawed • and hardworking Webb labors to make both, ends meet in the government, but it's a deuce of a job—with a whine for just a few more billion dollars, papa, here, and a howl. ' "Please open that tight fist, uncle." there. To make matters worse for Webb, the President' has snapped his pocketbcofc shut and said grimly not to go spending more than last year. . - ," ••••-.The current budget is running around $39,000,000,000—that's •. billions, chum. The budget submitted to the 81st Congress is stDl a deep state secret, but the figures whirling around in the Budget Bureau total $43,000,000,000. Unless, that is, Webb can master the trick of making two and two equal three. These are the Items and the approximate costs: Debt retirement, $5,000,000,000; veterans' assistance, $1,000,000,000;' all other domestic programs, $10,000,000,000; armed services, $15,000,000,000; foreign aid, $7,000,0001000; and European rearmament, $5,000,000,000. • The "cold war" is costing from ten to fifteen billion dollars in, the new budget estimates. WEBB HAS GONE over these figures until he hns spots In his eyes without finding any way for Uncle Sam tqjllve within his means. The chances are that instead of slicing a few billions here and there pressures on Congress will add a. couple billion. One item alone, federal pay raises as recommended by Senator Olir. Johnston, would add a cool billion. Despite naughty-naughty warnings from President Truraon, the •brass hats are lobbying furiously to get their ante raised from the paltry 15 billions. John Kerr, the gentlemanly chairman of the House Appropriations sub-committee on military expenditures, confessed sadly to a, colleague that, he didn't' know how to stop the generals. Ke shook Ills head and said, "Their 'requests don't make sense, but what can you do?" The friend suggested to Congressman Kerr he might pin them down with sharp questions. Kerr replied gloomily, "They make you seem like a fool when you ask questions. They haughtily remind you how many Russian divisions there are, and how many divisions we need to take care of them. Who's able to dispute them?" who lously an Independent cuss won't 'take Jlp from, anyone. The German imperiously swung into tills cab on the Pentagon stand. It was the second cab in line, so the driver said patiently, "I'm sorry, . •Mac, but you'll have to take the • first cab."- . ' . ' " . • A high shrill voice from the rear screamed, "I gif orduhs here.'.' . The taxi driver turned around- and snapped, "You may give orders some place, but not here, bud. Tills la the U. S. A,, and I'm ft. Wash- .. . ington hackle. Now, get!" THE 'ARABIAN-AMERICAN on Company and its friends are digging into military strategy to an- 1 swear the criticism from Washington that the Middle' Eastern .oil fields . can be taken over by the Russians in a jiffy if war comes. ' The Oil Forum has a four-page • article, complete with a terrain map •• Irom . the Infantry Journal, written by B. Orchard Lisle. A black type notice carefully points out that Lisle was with Air Corps Intelli-' gence. during the war. This Is his argument—The Russian oil fields .north of Iran are vulnerable to attack from the air. The only base from which they can. be smacked is the Dhahran base, where the U. S. Air Force is train- . ing Saudi-Arabians in airport operations. The article goes on, "Dhahran is. the only base from which U. ,S. long-range bombers could reach the ; Industrial centers 'of the Soviet UT.IOJI—particularly the Inner wnr Industries behind.the Urals.- An harmonious agreement would- have to be reached with the Saudi- Arabian Government in line with the U. S. policy of respecting the • rights of other nations." • Since Secretary of National Defense James V. Forrestal has In the past used the arguments of Aramco to get steel pipe for Arabia, It will be Interesting -to sec where' this line bobs up next. Henry McLemore'» Tlie Lighter Side • - TODAY'S ESSAY will deal with a subject which oust about.now. is' of paramount importance in hearty every home in the country—the selection-of a proper Christmas..tree., Right off, it should be pointed; out that all Christmas, trees are divided into two classes, and two'.only. ' ' One'class is the-tree that doesn't quite fit the living room, and the other is the tree that- doesn't, fit at all. . , -...-.' ' Nature has been 'at war with'living rooms for centuries, and lias absolutely, put- her foot down .at producing a tree that is" of. the proper .size,. EVEN IF. A SHOPPER for .'a Chrlstmns,. tree did accomplish, the Impossible, and locate one that was just right in, every respect for his home.'he "would be very unwise to 1 buy it. "'- For! to look- correct, a" .'Christmas tree must, be' incorrect.. ,''•'_ .. It must either- dominate the room by -being much, much too large, or be so much too.small that it is overshadowed £>y the. furniture and" the inhabitants of,the house and look as if it, were a small shrub that happened into the home by accident. ...:..-. Before deciding on a tree, always be-sure . to study which -way it leans. A tree that doesn't lean isn't » Christmas tree. .- . - SOME PEOPLE like trees that lean to the right some prefer left-leaners, while' still others go in'for trees that lean forward after the manner. ot a prizefighter who has been clipped solidly on the chin. . . If you don't liave any real'.preference, I would suggest that you get a forward leaner. They are- apt to cost a bit more, but in the long run they'll more than make--up for It in- friendliness. ' - • • I-suggest buying a tree whose needle* are beginning to fall off.. • ."•'.. '-' '. True, .such a 'tree isn't quite as'pretty as one which, is younger and fresher' and, whose needles are apparently fixed on with cement," but you'll find It a help after Christmas .when you ask your wife .about taking down the tree. . A TIP-OFF ON" the ne.vt splurge of Russian propaganda are the stories Toss, the Soviet news agency, chooses to cover in 'Washington. ..Ttiss faithfully bird-dogged the hearings on profits held by the • Joint Committee on the Economic Report. A few days later, the Russian radio was telling all ; about those horrid profits made by fat cats in the U. S. ' ' . • The Communist Daily Worker correspondent also was Johnny-on- the-spot a; these sessions. Another set of hearings reported , by the Commies in detail was. the shenanigans of the-car dealers. ; STORY of what of those arrogant German industrialists who played with Hitler and are now palsy with American Military Government met a Washington taxi driver. : The Washington cabbie is' notor- son, the young Senator-elect Irom-. Texas, some sage- 1 advice at -the White House «, lew- days ago. .. The President said, "The best way for • • a new Senator to get along .'-'is to . S[al Boyle't work hard in the committees." ______ AS YOU KNOW, wives nate to take down trees. .They'll let them stand until they arr as bare as telegraph poles. . \ • • • So, the sooner the needles start shedding, the sooner you'll be able to persuade her tliat the'tree should be carted away. - -• ,A good shaking every now and then, when the wife isn't looking, is a help, too. A- final thing. . , • . Be 1 sure to ask"for and 'get'a tree that is guaranteed to'wobble, no .icatter'what kind of base is provided. - • , I have heard that some shrewd sellers arc trying to- get away with non-wobblers thla 3>ear • —trees that when erected stay put. ' • " Such a tree robs" a man of half the fun of putting up a tree. '...'. . If a tree doesn't laU.haU a dozen times, and squire a man to. get his wife i job, it isn't any-Christmas tree'at all... (Distributed by McNaught Syndicue, me.) (Globe Syndicate) George Dixon The Washington Scene •^^ Peter Edson Proposed Air Line Merger Puts CAB On Spot After Bombing, What? • THE "DROP THE BOMB on Russia" school, of thought almost acquired a distinguished spokesman recently, Bertrand Rnssell/the 75-year-old British philosopher,' was' quoted as having said he favored the idea, but he quickly disclaimed- it. A little'philosophical thought ought to lead most of those who actually have supported this-line of reasoning to abandon it fonh- irith. To gain better perspective, imagine the .positions with • respect to atomic •weapons to be reversed, .and Russia able to destroy a couple of major American cities, New York and Washington, for. instance, in a single attack. Does anyone suppose - that would end the matter? Whoever thinks that this country would not fight bitterly against attack, for many years if necessary, does not know Americans. It is no more sensible to suppose that if one or two Russiaii' : cities were wiped out, perhaps Moscow and Leningrad, Russian problems would then disappear. Their .tenacity in the wars against Napoleon and Hitler suggests that. Russians, too, will fight to the end to defend their homeland. WASHINGTON — (NBA) — The old rule of "When you can't lick 'em, join 'em" seems to have guided Pan American Airways' proposal to buy out the European business of Amer- Ican'Overseas Airlines., • • But It puts some very tough questions before CAB — Civil Aeronautics Board — which, must approve the deal before it can become effective. For years Pan-Am's founder and president, Juan Trippe, : has been advocating that a single U. S. flag airline should have, a monopoly on America's international civil air traffic. • • . . Trippe's main argument has been that it was the only way this country would be able to compete with the government-subsidized airlines of the British, Frer.ch, Dutch, Bel- . glans, Swedes and Latin-Americans. Democratic Sen. Pat McCarran of Nevada and Republican Owen Bfew- ster ^of Maine backr ' the Trippe proposal.' But their American Hag airline bills to set up one "chosen instrument" international airline never got. past committee, in spite of weeks' of testimony, In a flying fight that lasted over five, years, Trippe was licked. Through CAB, the U. S. government decided that the public interest lay in having more than one U. S. company in international air, SINCE THIS DECISION was handed, down in July 1945, Pan-Am, AOA, TWA, Braniff, Eastern, Northwest, United and others have been fighting It out among themselves and with foreign carriers for whatever business has been available. It has not been smooth flying. The iron curtain has made it im-. possible to do business in -Eastern Europe, .Dollar shortages in foreign countries have held back travel. Tourist business has been limited by lack of accommodations. ' In the three months ending March 31, American Overseas'Airlines lost over $1,000,000. • The Russian blockade of Berlin and the building up of the airlift provided a lot of feeder 'business for the U. S. international airlines, however. .This turned AOA losses Into $1,659,000 profits for the quarter cndii.g Sept. 30. IN WASHINGTON, the proposed deal- whereby Pan-Am is to take over AOA has met with mixed reactions. One of the first conclusions was that Juan .Irippe had at last given up his flgli' to get a law passed creating the single chosen instrument airline. With a Republican administration in Washington, he might have'had • a chance. With the Democratic administration' staying in control, little .prospect is seen for a change in aviation policy. In trying, to buy up his competition, however, Trippe might be working towards the. same end, with only a slight i '.fference. Pan-Am can now con^nd it is not seeking a monopoly. By Pan-Am's'» own figures,. its aviation business on all routes to Europe, Africa, Asia, the Southwest Pacific and around the world amounts to 56 per cent of all the foreign air traffic carried by U. S. airlines. The' American Overseas Airlines' share is estimated at 2 per cent. If the merger were approved, Pan-Am would have 58 per cent ol the total. The question Is whether that's a monopoly. History From The Times Files CAB'S POSITION is not clear. CAB Chairman J. J. O'Connell, Jr., Tias said that.the-law gives the board no alternative to promoting and maintaining regulated competition. But he has also urged U. S. airlines to consider mergers that would strengthen then-!. , So' far, there have been only two mergers approved by CAB. Under one, United took over a. single route from Western Air. In the other Northeast bought out the defunct Mayflower airline. • Another case now before CAB concerns a possible break-up of National -Airlines, The proposal Is that Eastern or Dt-lta take over National's Miami-Havana route, Delta to take over the New Orleans-Miami route, Pan-Am to take over the New York-Miami route. Tills last would make Pan-Am a domestic carrier — a right which Pan-Am has claimed ever since CAB started giving foreign routes to the U. S. domestic airlines. . Whether approval of Pan-Am's application to buy out AOA wouM prejudice, its application for domestic routes to linli up its foreign routes is another puzzler. In the Northeast-Mayflower merger, CAB looked dimly or. the idea of selling for profit a route certificate granted by the U. S. government without cost as a matter of public convenience'and necessity. Lawyers are still arguing about whether the White House will have to Rive final approval on whatever finding CAB -makes in the Pan-Am and AOA merger proposal. But it is probable that the President will have the final word. WASHINGTON—All through life I've held to the smut belief that I could hold more liquor than an Indian. But now comes the Hoover Commission 'on government reor- Kiuilxatlon and says I've been laboring under a delusion. Tills tomes as a shock, I can tell you. It was a great comfort to me to. think there were some persons in the world I could outdrink.. Whenever I heard taunts of "that.Dixon can't hold his likker any better than ErroJ Plynn" I always retorted, with arm conviction: "Well, I can drink better than an Indian." But it seems the noble Redman has been the viciim of gross libel. Not only does the commission headed by our illustrious ex-president say this, but the Interior Department's Bureau of Indian- Affairs concurs. WITH A VIEW to determining whether the liquor laws as applied to Indians should be modified in the interests of non-discrimination, the Hoover Commission despatched a "task force" to study the effect of alcohol upon the Redskins. That's what they called it officially, a "task force." Since the war, if two men and a boy are sent out anywhere, even to inspect a •faulty manhole cover, they're a "task force." Just how these task forcers went about studying the effects of guzzling upon the poor Indians :s not made clear. I would hate to think they slipped a few snorts to the government wards and, watched them react. If this is what they did, why can't they do as much for me? Their Endings have not been officially released as yet, but this is what the task forcers reported to Ex-President Hoover: "Our studies have led us to the conclusion that no American Indian gets any drunker than a white man on a comparable amount of liquor. "The onjy reason that an Indian gets drunk' faster Is that circumstances have prompted him to drink faster. The Indian usually drinks Irom a bottle, possession of which he knows Is Illegal, So he Is inclined to drink It as fast KR possible to gel , rid of the evidence." death by a horde of English correspondents. I was swept along by their mad'onrush and into a taxi before I could collect myself. Pinnlly, after we. had travelled a couple of blocks, I inanngcd to cut through their excited broad-a Jab-, ber and ask where we were going."We are going to the Economic Cooperation Administration," mumbled Mr. Paul Rankin, of Reuters, "and demand :the truth about that alyumlnyum!" "That what?" "Alyumlnyum, You 'untutored Ammeddicans'call It aluminum." That Is how I got to the press ' conference given by Howard Bruce, acting ECA head, .who caused the big stir by stating that. Britons have been reselling us aluminum scrap they got with our Marshall Plan dollars. It was quite an interesting session. The British journalists seemed to be quite irked at Mr; Bruce. The latter endeavored to be diplomatic but he stuck by his guns. FINALLY, UNABLE to break him down, one of the journalists asked .Mr. Bruce if he had' first cleared his blast with the State Department. His reply 'sent the gathering —hep to the ways of the State Department—into, hysterics. . "No," he said, grinning impishly, "but I've discussed it with them since." Mr. Bruce also elicited sympathetic grins from the non-Britons present when he added: "I've had some practical • experience with this kind of thing- myself. The -firm I was with before .1 took this job (Worthington Pump) needed, pig iron desperately. "' . . "We bought some in'Europe. And we paid through the.nose for it!" , (King Features, Inc.) They Say No human being car. continue to exist unless the land continues productive. . . . Soil erosion is a plague to the farmers and, to the engineers. —Lt.-Gen. Raymond A. Wheeler, Army chief of engineers. Shining Achievement TEXTILE EXPERTS of the U. S. De- ' partment of .Agriculture have made a . scientific study of what causes the shine on;the seat of a pair of woolen pants. And they have decided that it's- wear, not dry cleaning, that is responsible. Let us then have no more petty carping- at the practices . of bureaucracy—not -when the bureaus' scientists, with the help of a little public money, can come up with startling, valuable discoveries like the above. TEN YEARS AGO December 21, 1938 Lr. Walter B. Johnson, assistant health officer, named president of the Allegany Hospital staff. Others elected were Dr. Thomas W. Koon- and Dr. C.-C. Zimmerman. Deaths Mrs. George R. Davis, 52, Keyser, -W. Va.; Mrs. Emmu Engle, 87, Harrison Street; 'Mrs. Elmer Weatherholtz, 58. Moorefield, -W. Var.;'Lewis Russell Eight. 60, West- crnpoi't. Home of Homer C. Smith, Walnut Street, Rldgeley, destroyed by fire. School organized here by Rev. U. S. Wright. THIRTY IEAR.S AGO December 21,'1918 The price of Christmas turkeys was expected to be 50 cents a pound, •dressed. Deaths Mrs. Georgianna Cook, 84, this city; Mrs. Fannie Rohrer, 60, Eckhart: Mrs. Henry Atkinson. 31, and William Hosken, 53, Prostburg. John Bahen and Joseph Thomas, miners, were hurt in -premature "shot" explosion In Sunnyside Mine near Mt. Savage. Cochrarfs Barbs Prison Inmates • in an Indiana town want to form a union. And next they'll wan: to go out on, strike.-The best advice is always the kind people don't like. • TWENTY YEARS AGO Deccmber21, 3928 Cumberland Lodge No. 63, B. P. O. Elks, moved into its new brick home on South Centre Street. Mrs. Horaee R. Twigg, 7^, this city. died. Former Cumberland Electric Railway car barn converted into a &us garage-anc! shops. Methodist Standard Training - FORTY x'EARS AGO December 31, IMS Congregation of Bethany United Brethren Church dedicated its new- structure on Race Street. Joseph Sprigg was ci:. nttorr.ey. Death Elfion Shields Paxton, 25, this city. . ' Hiser Form of 153 -acres along Potomac Bottom at Rawlings offered for sale by William McFarlar.e, Some couples get along fine because the'wife lias a will of their own. A novelist says an extravagant girls makes a poor mother—not to mention a'poor husband. Some' day a tennis player is go- Ing to be embarrassed by. being photographed holding only one racket. • A convict learned Lo play seven musical instruments while serving a sentence. We wonder If he was sent to jail to keep him out of a racket' I CALLED Dr. Horace Delien, assistant health director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. He said his studies, over many years, have finally convinced him' there is nothing in the constitutional makeup of an Indian that makes him any more susceptible to intoxication -than a •white mar.. Theodore H. Haas, chief-counsel,said the Bureau of Indian-.'Affairs has "come to the conclusion the liquor laws for Indians are dlscrlm-' iimory. _ . .'• "Even beei 1 and ale are against the law on reservations," he said. "The Indian has learned to drink fast .because he is barred from bars and cocktail lounges whero he' could take his time." The government has failed, to pro- • vide Ex-President Hoover with a pavci for presiding over his commission. So he calls the meetings to order by banging- on -the table with » dime-store °)->SR ashtray. We must be pHlless, pitiless, pitiless, "so thnt we cnn kill the germ of the idea of. • fascism. If freedom Is' against the common good, then it should be restricted. One cannot afford to play with "fire. —Andrei Y. Vishinsky, Soviet deputy foreign minister. The practice of industry to raise prices and thus its profits, will do. p^pnd already swept clear. more to bring on a depression and reduce production than • any. other single decision of industry. ., . —Stanley H. Ruttenberg, director of education and research, CIO. AP Reporter's Notebook 4 -: "NEW YORK—Mother Nature- is ; dipping. Shi; let the 'big city down this tune. • : • •» 'Father Knickerbocker, is again the world's biggest snow man. ' But the old' boy "wajn'.t knocked on his.ear by ther: advent:of winter this year, as he -was 51 -weeks ago. • • Taken 1 by Broadway, standards, the. giant snow storm of last Sunday was strictly & low- grade production. It should-have been tried ' out first in New Haven, Boston or Philadelphia . before being brought to the big lime. .Granted It was the third deepest snow ever to fall, hero—19.5-indies. But you don't grade an-opera or a play by how many, people crowd onto the stage,. .Nor do you judge a. chicken by counting its feathers. ' -' Compared to the high drama of the blizzards . of 1947 and 1888, tliis year's snowfall was strictly vaudeville. ' ..•'...-.".•. Everybody In the metropolitan-area today feels cheated. Here they want the biggest and the UBst—or nothing. And there is a wide* spread feeling that the storm failed dismally to live up to the weather bureau's advance pub-', licity blurbs. THERE WERE A LOT of tilings wrong with it. For- one thing It opened .on a Sunday—a clear sign of mismanagement by someone. Who cares if it snows in -New York on.a Sunday? ' Everybody is already, at home' and up to bis armpits in the Sunday newspapers.' And it was too well advertised. It Jacked punch, drama, surprise, Even' the dear old 'Long Island - railroad, the commuters' delight, was" ready and waiting. It'only canceled 1 24 , trains in the first 24 hours, and many a veteran rider will-insist this• makes' lt ; little different from a normal (Jay. The sanitation department,- which, a year ago was pretty much in the position or Custer in the battle of the, Little Big Horn, this year got a head start. It had nearly 30,000 men out early, and almost as" many snowflakes: -fell on. them as on; the streets—if we may stretch, the point a bit. . - .... .Yes, Sir, even a midget had to.look hard ' to find a place to flounder.- -.•..-• TALK'TO-.. A-SURVIVOR or. the famous storm of '38, and he' says: '-Up to : second-story mndoTO, and the East River friz'clear across.' You could walk "on ice • from, the • Gas House, District to .Greenpoin; in Brooklyn." And as for a- yeaV ago, when-.,- the snow stacked up 25.8 inches before the-weather bureau ' could say "th-th-th-thermometer"~well, that was an epic adventure. . ' The long voyage home took some-people more than 20 hours. Admiral Peary in. his dash to the North Pole—why, lie had it easy. In darkest Brooklyn they were . trying' to buy '. snowshoes. -Ir^tbe Bronx they were using skis. InHie long-history br.man.no race ever.. faced and'won through, such-a weather so the songs of the subway like to That was a -real four-star hit snow show. But today Squire Rockefeller' has his ice Everybody has to The JTnited States must be the most potent force for.peace in all the world. The freedom-loving peoples of the earth look to us for inspiration and leadership, and we must not fail. • , ' —Lyall T. Beggs. Commander-in- chief, Veter-rs of Foreign Wars. I WAS sauntering- ous: of the Na T tlonal Press Club the other, day when I was almost trampled to We have Ic^ < —r tiei'er.ses down and we should build them up and be so strong that no aggressor would ever dare again attack us. If this Is done, I am confident that we will have no more world wars. —General Jonathan M. Wainwriglir, hero'of Coiregidor. come Lo work, because the darned transportation systems .are.'.working. The'streets are just a lot of slush and nonsense. And so is the storm. - ". . WHAT CAUSED, IT? Well, the taxi drivers, who know everything--in New-York, 1 say: ItVtlie atom bomb, it changed, the weather all ,around. th'e world."' ',.-'', In any • case; America, accopt' Gotham's apologies. ( We admit it was a" lousy storm. But ' watch" us next year. We'll be'back with a new ' one under better management. It'll be'the' biggest, deepest, longest, hardest, finest, wettest, coldest snowfall that ever fell. Plans are already under way to. use thi Empire State Building for a measuring'. stick. But as for the big- snow of '43—let's forget it. Every producer comes up with-a turkey some-' time, and this one is ours: . . • » (AssociatedfPres's)

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