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FOUR EVENING TIMES, CUMBERLAND, MD., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1948 Phone 4600 For a WANT AD Taktr Evening & Sunday Times How To Torture Your Wife By H. T. WEBSTER TriS Coffin Every Afternoon (except Sunday) and Sunday Heroins. Published by Tbe Time] End AllcE»nl«n Company, 1-t South Mrchanlo Street, Cumberland, "Md. Entered at tno Postolflco at Cumberland. Md, u Second • , Class Matter. Member or the Audit-Bureau o£ Circulation ^ Member.br the Associated Press . • Telephone 4000 • . . Wwldy subscription rate" by Carriers:' One week svc. only. 30c; Evenlnc Times p«r' copy. 5c; Evo. & aun. Times. <0o per week; .Sunday Tirnen only, lOo-pcr copy. Mall subscription rates on application. The'Evening Times ana'Sunday Times assume no nnan- cl«J responsibility for typographical errors In advertisement! out will reprint that part of an advertisement In whJeh the typographical error occurs. Errors must bo reported at once. Thursday Afternoon, December 23, 1948 OUR .COUNTRY T/ie union at ntorti, ihc union of hands mi tht Flag of our Union iortnr — Morris. Ike's Talent Needed THERE HAS BEEN some controversy between' Secretary Forrestal and-some of • • the press about 'General Elsenhower's role ' in Mr.' Forrestal's department. But it doesn't seem too Important -whether he goes to Washington on leave Irom the presidency of Columbia University for several weeks, or whether he just drops In' at the Pentagon from time to time. The 1 important thine, •we'd say, is that he will be 'available to ' assist and advise. There is need in Washington now for a • singular ability that General Eisenhower displayed as Supreme Allied Commander in Europe—the ability . to get harmonious teamwork from clashing; personalities with clashing views. The 'general apparently could handle the ascetic .- temperament of a Montgomery and the • exuberant temperament of a Patton with equal grace.' 1 He could be'tough.and stern, but'he was. able to resolve the discords about him without making enemies. - AN ATTEMPT to answer that last ques-: tlon will -be found in the budget of the Defense Department. If Mr. Forrestal sees lit to assign him the job, General Eisen-_ hower • could; probably do much .to sell, a' • sensible budget to Congress as well as to • • prepare it. For it seems-safe to surmise that the membership of Congress likes and •admires the general-- almost''to a man. General Elsenhower, could, .and we hope will, add his. wisdom to that of - others in, .'trying to fit the military budget properly •within." the ''-national budget. For-when- that mathematical'operation is accomplish- ' ed, the country' and • the world will know • better how .the President and his.'advisers' • feel "about the relative importance of for- : . elgn policy, "military policy, and. Mr, Tru• man's domestic program. The proper balancing of those three factors is the most Important task .facing the- new 'Congress' •and new Administration. It is a fateful .' undertaking, for an improper balance could Invite catastrophe. • -There are -many able.. men engaged in that task. • But to most .' of'us it will be an addend comfort, to know •that General'Ike, with all his manifest. • talents, will be on hand when needed. New Hall Of Fame THE HALL OF FAME idea is spreading. • That at Cooperstowri, N. Y., for the great' '. baseball players of the past is perhaps the ; oldest for athletes, and- certainly the best •known of its kind. Now the contest board ! of .the American Automobile Association has • voted to set up such a memorial for racing drivers. , The location and the qualifications for admission will be settled by a committee. Barney Oldfield is thought sure.,to-" get in, and Indianapolis, where . ;the. 500-mile speedway race takes place, - v wfll be seriously considered for the location. The. committee might consider as an honorary member the most famous of all fast drivers. This ;is that Jehu of whom the Old Testament watchman said, "The driving Is like the driving of Jehu, son of Nimshi; for..he driveth furiously." Jehu's name . -therefore was 1 once accepted as the slang 'term for a cab driver. * : Useful Names TEE RUSSIANS, like Americans, may appreciate the political value, of familiar names. They have just chosen, as mayor of the Soviet sector of Berlin, Friedrlch Ebert, son of the Socialist who, following the 'first world war.-was the 'first president of the' short-lived Weimar • republic. The • elder Ebert was'.'a' saddler by trade. At the time of his election it was -remarked that he was the first important political figure in modern German history who had worked- with his 'hands. ,'The Ebert name might be an asset to the Russians. They had previously capitalized on/an even • greater German name when'they enlisted .the services of the grandson of the. great: builder of a •unified Germany, Otto von Bismarck. / WAS TKI'IMG To TH/MK OF SOMETHING T& <s/ve YOU CHR|ST/vi,qS;/>ND I ASKED DOS fF HE HAD /WY IDEAS- HE -MUCH .'H£LP--S/UD HE- ALWAYS ' OR A MIWK COAT. SHSS WIFE ; KIMD OF WOA1AM WHO Goes' FOR THAT SORT OF STUFF. / TOLD H/M. YOU HAD ev£RYTHi/MG AhJY WO/VIAAJ COULD POSSIBLY WANT— SeV<SRAL R-IMGS AMD" A A/IC6 SpUlRf^eL COAT- WAS HOP/MO ne COOL.O soeeesT SOAIE USEFUL HousenotiD GADGET--L/K-5 AM EL£CTR.\C e<5G BEATCR.- OH.weLL I'LL TH/MK OF PLiEMTY OR TTAKE LEFT SHE FALLS. FOR -THE OLD Gf\O EACH Thomas L. Stokes THERE'IS ALSO need in Washington for the general's other remarkable qualities —his military brilliance, wide general knowledge, sense of fairness and warm humanltarianism. For, as the Hoover Commission has suggested, both our military and foreign policy must be made more clear' and consistent,, and then the two most be tied together. Our 'long-range military strategy has not y'et -jelled, judging . from some of the disunited views within. the unified; Defense Department. Mr. Forrestal and-his aides seem to be.'making progress toward defining the authority of the three' defense' departments. But the arguments'over super-carriers, number of air groups, and so on, lead one.to believe that there . is still disagreement over strength, emphasis, and distribution in our national defense force. As a strategist and a world statesman (in experience, if'' not position) General • Eisenhower should .have some valuable ideas on what size and •type of defense force will.best discourage -'ruture, war and. stU]- not put unnecessary . .'.'and -dangerous burdens on our domestic -economy. . ' . Truman Fully Aware of His Obligation ; WASHINGTON —In. these busy days of planning and preparation for his second Administration, President Truman is acutely Conscious of the obligation . imposed 'upon him and the Congress elected with him to carry through the program that he pledged in the election. - 1 This, he knows full well,' is" a time for action. . \ .. He is'_fully aware that his supporters expect results and will not be willing to take excuses .for lack of results two- years from now.- No longer will it be posslble,-as it was during the last campaign,.to make Congress the scapegoat, •. •• That was, atter all, a Congress controlled by"the Republican party.-. The new 81st Congress will be controlled by his own party, and he • and his party will be held responsible. This, then makes his relations with Congress the" paramount consideration. He is giving that prob- , lem serious thought. THE PRESIDENT .has a . full appreciation of the rights and prerogatives of Congress. He served there ten years himself. But he also has a full appreciation of the rights'and prerogatives of the 'Executive and of his responsibility to the people for leadership. • ' Heaeeforth you" may expect more emphasis on' the latter. He speaks for the people now in his own. right. When President Truman stepped into the White House'on the sud- den death of President Roosevelt he instituted a co-operative relationship with Congress. There was a brief "era of good reeling." But, when .he espoused the program of his predecessor, big special interests trained their guns on him and they concentrated their influence on Congress to try to cheek- mate him, at which they were successful. Cleverly and glibly, they talked '..much of "co-operation between the President and . Congress," but the President soon discovered that what they meant was co-operation "of" the President "with" Congress. The co-operating, in short, should be on his side. He should do the yielding. He should make the concessions, . Co-operation, as they en- •visaged it,' was a one-way street. Congress,, indeed, became again the more'powerful branch'of-gov- ernment; in fact, • more powerful than in many years. THSp.3 WILL BE no "co-operation" on those terms. Nor, on the oilier, hand, will the President, start swinging a "big stick" as did Teddy Roosevelt, which would be out of character, nor will he adopt the Franklin Roosevelt technique of striking at Congress by appealing to the pe'ople over the heads of Congress. His dealings with Congress will be based on the premise that the people backed up his.program, that Congress and the people know 'that, and that Congress is expected to follow the will or the people as their representatives. He expects co-operation and will exert his leadership on that basis. He has confidence in his leaders in Congress and will rely upon them to carry out their appointed tasks in the chain of command from the White House. He will keep them advised on his plans and counsel with them on the best strategy to accomplish his objectives. His liaison with Coiir gress has been noticeably faulty in the past. Thnt will be improved. THE PRESIDENT -will lean heavily upon both Vice. President-elect Alben W. Barkley, who will preside over the Senate and be "constantly in touch with every development on that side of the Capitol, and Rep. Sam Rayburn of Texas, who again will become Speaker of the House. Both arc veterans of long experience. The President also is giving attention to a matter of Congressional mechanics as it relates to bottlenecks inherent In certain procedures and. customs, such as the frequently. arbitrary use of veto power ,on legislation by the House Rules Committee, the faDure to give proper recognition to newer members who represent the latest expression from the voters, and. the filibuster in the Senate, Plans now being considered to ease these bottlenecks will be dis- .cussed in a subsequent article, (United Feature Syndicate, Inc.) Peter Edson Dutch Put Marshall Plan on Funny Spot WASHINGTON— (NEA)—A nasty situation has-'arisen in which it is claimed that American' Marshall Plan aid to the Hetherlands is being used to suppress •'•self-government ambitions of .the Indonesian people in the Netherlands East Indies. It grows out of these somewhat complex developments: Before the vwar, the Dutch ruled the Netherlands East Indies by right of conquest and colonization. . It is a rich archipelago coverinc .'an-area bigger than the United .States in the southwest Pacific; including Sumatra. Java, part of Borneo, the Celebes and western New Guinea. • Early in the war the Japs drove the Dutch out. Then the Dutch government—itself exiled in England— promised self-government to the Indonesian people, with equal status in a postwar Dutch empire. When the war was over, British- Indian, and Dutch troops, using in part American, lend-lease arms, were used to suppress a native Indonesian Republic. B ovel "nment that had "sprung up as an underground during the Jap occupation. plies from the outside world except by smuggling. 1 NOW HERE IS- where the Marshall Plan-enters the picture: There is no American aid program for Indonesia. There is, however, a $270,000,000 first-year aid program for the Netherlands proper, as "«Ji important part of the European recovery program. . In order to hasten recovery of the Netherlands economy," an additional $84,000,000 of Marshall Plan money has been earmarked for spending in .Indonesia. Mind you, this is not as aid for Indonesia, but as aid for the Netherlands. Of this $84,000,000, $17,000,000 has been allocated, for food—principally rice, wheac flour and dairy products from the United States. Thirty-one millicn dollars has been allocated for the purchase of textiles in Japan. The other $30,000,000 has been allocated for farm machinery, mining mach.inc r y and sundries—principally hand tools and . hardware. being earmarked 'to aid recovery in the Netherlands proper. The*official position of E"7A—the Economic Co-operation Administration handling the Marshall Plan- is that under the law it cannot assist the Indonesia Republic—only the Dutch colonies. EGA is said to be interested in seeing the Dutch and tlie.ilnconesians settle their differences,, but only because this would hasten .recovery in the Netherlands.' NEGOTIATIONS BROKE down between the Dutch and this "United States of Indonesia," as the Republic calls itself. Civil war broke out. The United Nations " Security Council in November, 1947, set up a Good Offices Committee of the . United States, 'Australia and Belgium, to mediate a settlement. This committee negotiated the Renvllle truce agreement in January, 1948. • The Dutch ' government then blockaded the .Republican areas, 'preventing the native government from trading or obtaining any sup- ALL THIS AID, however, is going only into the areas controlled by the Dutch government. Because of the blockade which the Dutch maintain o V. ,e Indonesia Republic areas,. not one cenl - worth of this aid will go to. the people in the native government areas. • ; This is only a part of the apparent unfairness of the 'situation. Goods supplied to the Dutch for use in, Indonesia under the Marshall Plan are sold to private industry for Dutch guilders. This money goes into the so-called counterpart fund. But none of this counterpart fund is to be spent for. rehabilitation in Indonesia. It is'all History From The Times Files TEN TEAKS AC 0 December 23, 1938 Mrs, Anna Coffman, 7S, Johnson Street, Westernport; badly burned about, the left leg when she 'fell against a stove. Ernest M. Screen elected worshipful master of Ohr Lodge No. 131, A.- F. -and'A. M. 'OUicr offjpers wore William J. Hadra, Kinsley A. Wolfe, Fred 'P. Keyset and John J. Robinson. " '<-._ • , Deaths Mrs. John A. Bryan, 32, Virginia Avenue; John R. Zimmerman, six-year-old -son of Mr. and Mrs. John P. .Zimmerman, pnlrvlew Avenue; Miss Mary E. Koegel, 84, . North Mechanic Street; William McGinn, Queen City .Pavement: John- G: Pfclffcr, 75, WiUowbrook Road... ' Oranges were selling for 6D cents a peck. Showing at the Maryland Theatre was "The Cowboy Kid," starring Rex Bell. TEARS AGO December 2,1, 13JS Funeral of Mrs, Fannie Rosenbaum, wife of Susman Rosenbaum, local merchant. , J. A. Peters, Western Maryland Railway brakeman, fell from a train at Brush Tunnel and was killed. Charles' B. Huines, Olney S. Wolford and David C, Kiddy, .ill of Allegany county, were reported wounded in France. IT IS LARGELY because of this $354,000,000 worth ol Marshall Plan aid that the Dutch government is able to finance its army and naval forces of 130,000 men, at a cost of $305,000,000 a year, to hold the Indonesian Republic in check. Without goin; into the merits 'of the dispute between the Dutch and the Indonesians, this would, appear to be contrary to American principles of democracy. Certainly no backer of the Marshall Plan principle should feel any too happy about American aid being used to suppress any people's liberties, any plaee in the world. The idea that the Indonesian Republic is Communist-dominated has been advanced by the Dutch, but is denied by representatives of the United States of Indonesia in the U. 'S. Their claim, is that they have recently wiped out the Communist blocs and killed their three principal leaders. So They Say Foreign policy has taken a seat at the dinner table. —Secretary r" State Marshall. We ought to have Christmas once .a month. . —Superior Court' Judcc Joseph Subath of Chicago, noting that the Yule season helps mend marital rifts. One can put it down as a basic proposition that a Christianity which is merely anti-communism is net real ChriBlianity at all, Just as n . Protestantism which Is incrt'.y/nnU- Cathollclsm, is no ^ual religion at all. —Dr.'Rcinhold Nlebuhr of the Union Theological Seminary. FIVE -MILLION cars,'busses and trucks arc reported to have been built in-the past year. We can vouch for it. Many a alight. we've counted them on the way home from work. TWEN1 YEAKS AGO December 23, IKS Mrs. Loretta Reed, Greene'Street, injured in a fall at home. • Death James D. Orndorff. infant eon of Mr. and Mrs. William Orndorff, North Centra Street. FOKTY YEARS AGO December 23, 1908 Lee Seybold, B.'and O. brakeman, was injured in the Keyser, W. Va., y arete. • : .Property of Joseph Vei'£, this city, w- - damaged by a gas explosio.n, The Byrd Law, making Virginia "Dry' on Christmas Day, was to become effective December 24-, 1908. All bare ,wcro ordered dosed. Like the human appendix, the Electoral College (for jianiiiif; the prwildenl.) ,1s iisiilc.sN, unpredictable :md a possible ucntvr of inflammation. —James MacGregor Burns, professor of political science, Williams College. As recently as September, the book ("Crusade in Europe") was still in manuscript,, for I .still wasn't sure it was worth bringing out. Now it's out and I'm still not dead sure. I'm no critic. Ive been a soldier all my life, and when you come right down to it it's simply an old soldiei s ztory, —General Msealiower. t • Truman Burned Up By Tactics Of Forrestal Reserve Plan WASHINGTON — An explosion that may blow James V. Forrestal out of the Pentagon with' his coattails ayir.g - !s brewing over the Army reserves. President Truman and his good man Friday, 'the earthy, plainspoken .Major' Gen eral Harry Vaughan, are all out of patience •with the way the Army and Air Force have higgled and haggled and pigeon-holed the reserves .program. On ' October 15, Mr. Truman - scrawled his name on an- order directing the armed services-to get going on the reserves. This order- used unusually strong,language and was a public spanking to Secretary ot Defense Forrestal and . the top brass. " It said, "'The Secretary of Defense, anc! the head of each department o£ the National Military Establishment, shall proceed without delay to organize all reserve component units, and to train such additional individuals now or hereafter members of the active reserve ... and. to establish vigorous and progressive programs of appropriate instruction and training..." The President demanded a progress report In CO days. As he signed his name, Mr. Truman set Ms jaw and said grimly, "I hope Forrestal recognizes this signature, -If lie does, it will be the first time in a long while." The President is burned up because Secretary Forrestal failed to submit the progress report demanded by the executive order. The GO-day deadline passed on December 15 without a word from the Pentagon. THE QUOTATION was purposely leaked, so Forrestal would know Mr. T. meant business. The Defense Secretary had moved heaven and earth to stop the order, i He l-.ad Ills colleagues put pressure on Mr. Truman. He stormed into the White House in an ugly, "you can't .do that" mood. He insisted angrily that the order either not ,be issued or be tamed down. It went out just as drafted. The GO days' have passed and only the Navy has done anything to organize reserves in a. heads-up' fashion. The Army and Air Force story is a disgrace. Near the end of the war, a committee equally representing the regulars, the. National Guard, and the reserves submitted a, program to the Secretary of War, and it was approved. It called for three kinds of reserve units—a full complement' of officers and enlisted men,, a, lull complement of officers and a cadre of enlisted specialists, and officers ' only. Tliat was four years ago, and virtually nothing has happened. Instead, the Army and Air Force have lost 400,000 of the enlisted men who signed up for the reserves when they were separated. Early this year, General Omar Bradley, 'the Chief of Staff, sent registered letters wiiich were received by 273,000 reserve officers. He' asked if they were still interested. • Sixty-two thousand failed ever, to answer the questionnaire. They were fed .up with.the indifference of the high brass and'the failure to .provide training or organization. The Reserve Officers Association, a spunky, never-say-die outfit, feels the real reason why is two-fold. The top brass want Universal Military Training and have based all plans on it. And, a working reserve 'Officers program would. take the air out of the inflated rank of the professionals. THE LEADERS of the Republican - Party are lined up -against the backboard and lectured severely, by an open letter from collegiate 'Republicans in Massachusetts, This provocative, impatient document is signed by Young Republican 'Clubs ' at Harvard, .M.I.T., Radch'ffe,- and Wellesley. Some of the words are': "The Republican Party by its vacillation •and split-personality has permitted the Democrats to capture the popular side of two many political issues. The Republican Party can no longer organize merely to defeat Administration measures. It must be made clear just what the Republican Party Is for. . . "We urge that a responsible, unified Republican opposition (in Congress) critically examine Administration proposals and- .support those which arc sound and seek to improve those which are defective. Above all, we urge the Re-, publican leadership to create • the mechanism to develop and support a new, truly liberal program of its own. -. "Our next Republican candidate for President- .must be. free from, selfish nationalism-and obstructionism in foreign, policy. Our next Republican candidate for President cannot run 0:1 a platform to repeal the genuine social advancements of the last sixteen years. For- better or for worse, the American people, are not going hack to the -days of laissez faire or rugged individualism.. "If the present leadership of the' Republican Party hopes to attract young men and women of ability and principle, it must rekindle our party's traditional fires of huroani- tarianism and sincere purpose." Are you listening, Joe Martin, Bob Taft, Charley Halleck? THE GREAT . AND GLORIOUS feud on Capitol Hill right now. is over possession of a sleek Cadillac Limousine. ' • Hiding behind one. tree, with a bead on that beautiful car is the rambunctious old marksman,. Senator Kenneth McKeliar of Tennessee. In another part of the woods, holding his fire and waiting for just the right moment, is the 'keen-eyed, courtly Millaxd Tydings, Maryland's senior Senator. The Cadillac is the prize that goes with the empty title, "Presiding Officer of the Senate." Currently, Arthur Vandenberg rides in' great, splendor with, a chauffeur parti- . tioned off from breathing the same air by a glass curtain. -. McKeliar, who .knows a thing, or ' two, quietly • nabbed himself this title .when it went a-begging after President Roosevelt's fourth term., icauguration. Upon FDR's death. McKeliar actually did preside over, the Senate. . He took over the V.p.'s ornate office office and—yum, yum— 'that Cadillac. * This" year, the ancient Tennessean sent a nice personal note to his Democratic colleagues, saying he would be "available" to serve again. But the wise money is on 1 the long-jawed Tydings. -Ke won't fall asleep in .the chair. . (Globo Syndicate) TJenry McLemore's The Lighter Side IT'S A SHAME that Daniel Boone isn't alive. How he'.would, have- enjoyed' spending tht Christmas holidays -with us. this year! . Our house presents almost as wild a pictur* of nature as any Daniel .ever saw'when;'years 'ago; he plunged into the uncharted wildernesses of Kentucky and Ohio. . . ' I don't know how many coughs, branches, cones, and leaves are considered- dangerous and unlawful'in a. house, but.'I am. sure we are( pressing close to the borderline;; , . ;. •' • For days Jean, with the'help.-of anyone'she -could, enlist, has'beeri .a mortal enemy -of: the - State's reforestation -plan. . By the light of the sun and the light of .the moon she has raided the woods, chopping :»nd hacking like'an al fresco Carrie Nation. '. THE MANTELPIECE looks as if It had' been torn from-the heart of' 1 a forest. • ••;.••Mighty pine and. oak boughs cover it completely. . '.' ... ' ' : : v • ' • • ' The carpets- are' padded: with leaves and. needles, and from'the ceiling hang great beards of moss, holly and mistletoe. To reach the dining room one must, almost- use a machete to cut his way through the vines and wreaths, and to get upstairs one must drop to all fours and make Ills way alter' the mariner of a jungle fighter or a stalker of game. . Speaking of game, it must be to .the houst , in abundance. . , •' • You "just can't bring as much of the woods into a house as Jean has for Christmas decorations without bringing in quite a few birds and animals. , • • ' • '• • ' - UNLESS-I .AM ABLE to clean out.som* of the forest before Christmas, Santa Claus Till never visit us. . '' •'...He would be a fool to slide, down a chimney- into a living room, that looks as if it, were BO wild.that the inhabitants might well get sore at him if he. didn't have beads and' calico to use for trading purposes. Next Christmas things are going to b« different. •• • • . . . -. . • When it comes time for • 'decorating the house for the Yuletide, I am. going to move all •the f urniture. to an -almost Impenetrable thicket I have located a few miles irom' our. house. We'll Just close the -house for the holidays - and live right smack in the middle of the. woods. I figure it is a lot easier to take a home, to . the woods than'to bring the woods' to'-a home, Mr: Macbeth notwithstanding; (Distributed by McNaught SyndlcMe, Inc.) Hal Boyle'* ', AP Reporter's JVotebook NEW YORK—It-was a rocky ridge in.the. Ousseltia Valley in' Tunisia in January, before the almond trees come to bloom; - A battle was going'on between the Americans and • Germans, and the: bare hillsides ••'echoed a mortal noise. I .climbed slowly .toward the ridge top with a middle-aged, colonel who wore, a base-ball cap'instead of a helmet. Every once in a' while -the.-sharp -whine o^ an enemy bullet .tearing a : harmless, .•wound in the air overhead caused' me to flatten out involuntarily—but-not too involuntarily. The overweight colonel, turned into a-life-j Jong philosopher 25 years before when he tad" wiped out.a..German machine gun nest single- handed in the first \Vorld War, paid. no attention whatever to the gunlire." It was his shaky legs and shortness of breath that bothered him. George Dixon The Washington Scene WASHINGTON — Mr. John Thomas Moore, a prominent banker of Kitty Hawk, N. C., has been cutting quite a swath in Washington the last week. Mr. Moore feels foppishly overdressed. He has shoes on. Although he is a banker, lie has never been in a bur.K, no; having had any money to put in or take out ol same: Ha is a banker because he is a native or the lost colony sandbanks that stret.h from Nags Head to Manteo^ The first time I ever ventured into that out-of-the-world region where the "Wright Brothers gave wings to . man I was taken in tow by Mr, Ben Lambe, of the United States Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Lambe asked. . if I would like to meet a well-known banker. Inasmuch as I knew Mr. Lam'ae was a big.man. in the chamber, and , being completely ignorant of local nomenclature, I leaped to the wrong conclusion. I said I always like to meet men. of large affairs. Mrs. Lambe guided me' to Colington Island, a ro.vgotten tangle' of marsh and jungle hidden back of the Wright Brothers monument. Here dwells one of the least-known tribes in America; primitive people, speaking broad cockney English, whose families have lived there continuously since Elizabethan times. Their language has not changed one iota since the days of Sir Walter Raleigh. They use expressions long forgotten in ordinary conversational English, words that you will find only in Shakespeare and his literary contemporaries. I will not enumerate tbase expressions because most of them.' have been taboo in polite society since the days of lusty Queen. .Bess. WE FOUND Banker Moore in a hidden hut at the edge of an inlet. I noted many sketchily clad young, 'uns running around and asked Mr. Moore, Just to start the conversational ball rolling, how many children he had. "Eleven, I think," he replied, "but until I burn the marsh.off I won't rightly, know." Ma\ Lambc, somewhat . undiplo-. maticully, I thouBht,'asked: "Arc you muiTlcd?" "Oh y«s," replied Mr, Moore, "See • that big chunk of fat sitting on'' the stump over there. Hit's my wife, Chloe." .' A few days thereafter Mr. Moore c;inic down l.o l,he Crorttan, whurc wu weru stopping, and asked If we would CIUH.' to buy some colored glass floats which, he explained, \ve could use for buoying up fishing floats. Mr. Lambe asked what value Mr. Moore placed on the merchandise. "About one dollar, I "reckon," replied the distinguished banker, "but if you want to give me more it will be all'right. I can use the money. My house just burned down." . "You had it insured, of course?" said Mr. Lambe. "No," replied Mr. Moore, "like n bloody fool I took put $1,000 insur- anca on my Ufa .and didn't insure my house. I'd be a lot better off if I'd died and my house hadn't burned down." • I AM. GLAD I met Mr. Moore, then, because' he is the man of the hour 'in 'Washington right now. The gentleman from the sand banks; where for generations the forgotten populace lived on the wreckage of sailing ships—which they ingeniously assisted in wrecking—is the only person left alive who 'participated in the first hcavicr-than-air sustained flight. The 62-year-old Air. Moore was a boy of 17 .that gusty day of Dec. 17, 1903, when the Wright plane took .off from the Kitty Hawk hilltop. He helped shove it along the 1 tracks. The six others present, Orville and Wilbur Wright; William S. Dough, Adam Etheridge.'and John. T. Daniels," coast guardsmen; and Cephus Brinkley, of Manteo> are all dead. ' Mr. Moore was driven to Wash-, ington by ex-Sheriff Vic Meekins, of Manteo. It was the. first time he had ever been in a big city. He went ' to New York on a barge once, but was too overawed to get off the scow. "I AM TOO OLD and fat for this kind of nonsense," he puffed. • '"The last war was' much more sensible. We fought it. in trenches on the-level ground. Today, you have to be a'mountain goat." ' :.-.. .. We climbed to the ridge peak, and then it became. a matter of belly > progress. The' colonel crawled slowly—a reluctant earthworm. Nazi artillery, and mortar- fife fwhainmed along the ridge, ".like, a frenzied blind man • banging' a piano he hadn't learned to play. ' From the gullies on .the other side rose^ the sharp music of the doughboy.5n action- scattered sounds of 'rifle fire, then the incredibly fast stutter of German machine, pistols, swift as the .needle of a sewing machine.. • It was then I saw .the yeung .captain at the peak point of the ridge. . The 'tiling I .first noticed about him' was- hi* neatness. It '< seemed incredibly out of place in'this wilder-, .ness of noise and death; •.••';' He was stfetched full length, behind two large roci:s in an area littered with knife-sharp chunks of- : metal, • They were shell fragments, and they were still warnrto the touch. MR. LAMBE and Mr.. Meekins took Mi'. Moore and wife Chloe to dinner at the Lafayette Hotel here. .Mr. Moore ordered spareribs. He was too elegant to pick them up in his fingers and wens to work with a • hotel- knife. This proved too-dull to suit him. So he whipped.out a huge clasp knife, which, be uses for skiii- nhiK 1 muskrats, and hacked the ribs into small hunks. Chloe, conscious of the .niceties required when dining. with friends, •stacked-the dishes after dinner and started with- them-, for . the' hotel • kitchen before the startled waiter could intervene. / ' Mr. Moore proved once again he is a man with great native dignity. Mr. Lambe, and several others who have known-him for years, kept calling him "Johnny." This prompted one of 'our hoity-toity, society ' dames to call him. "Johnny" too. • Mr. Moore ?ave her a hard staic, . and set her back on her social axis, by iwkirtp: "Oh, you know'd mu afore, eh?" The question Mr. Moore has bceiv . asked the oftenest here is: "Did you appreciate that history was be'ing made that day in 1903?" "No," is his thougiitful answer.. "I just knew II; wns dnjnn cold." (King- Ptiiiuj-oa, Inc.) Cochran's Barbs Alter ransacking a winter home in Florida, robbers departed in the owner's speedboat. As if they hadn't puttered around enough that cay. THE CAPTAIN HAD a field telephone In his hand. He had just set'up a forward observation post for his artillery battalion, and lie'was the eyes and the ears''for .his. gunners, comfortably situated in. a, wadi far back. , Calmly; almost as.placidly..as if he were reading a newspaper aloud, he called back directions for support fire for the infantry. He,. , was 1 completely heedless- of danger. Time after • 'time' he raised himself . on stiffened anas to •peer over the protecting'rocks. " • Then .he turned around. ". He had a light sandy moustache of-the old-fashioned. crowbar style which many young officers- had adopted during their stay in England before sailing for . Africa. ' •. ' His eyes were alight' with battle excitement; and his lips parted in a .wide, grin as he saw us. Something in that grin'.stirred an old memory. ' ' . - • Tlie young- captain recognized the. colonel and belly-flopped..ovef to us, pulling his" tdc- phoiie along with,him. • • . - • . / "The infantry is working around the 1 next hill," lie said! He and the colonel chatted for 'a few.moments'; and then the captain started to crawl back to his post. Turning, he.flashed, a grin—he obviously was enjoying himself— and again that grin touched something way back in my memory. Now we are reading about the "anglers" in Florida — just fishermen putting on ,irs. Sharp people get that ^ay Its spin? their nose* to the grindstone. IN THOSE DAYS. when the. war was young, the battles were being'fought by battalions instead-of whole armies, and the papcra^ at home were eager- to-print" names of indi-1 vidual soldiers in action. -So I crawled toward him; •wishing-at. every hich-I was back in a nlco safe ManliaUnn subwny.. Whnt's'your! 1 niime," Captain?" ' • "Roosevelt," he said, arid his face kindled again in his family's 'famous'friendly grin... It' was. Quentiri ; Roosevelt-," grandson ot President Teddy Roosevelt, '•living .up to hlj grandfather's, gospeV of "the ; strenuous life." He lived It to the core. • bfd. "T..K." won Immortal 'fume as the "hero 0* San.Juan IJ11J." • But young Quentin—"Q"' his '.battery' mate* called him—called the ; sbots from many hills. In'29 brief xear^.he crowded,, more danger and adventure into,, his '-life thin'Oils granddaddy ever'wrote'-about. There was'no finer soldier in his clan. ' ... . • -,. , . . Today young. Quentin lies, dead in distant Hong Kong,-killed in a plane''crash. : I saw him ol'toii in the."early, battles for Tunisia. But I like to remember him.as at first— at the peak, having' the time of his life atop a, hill in Africa. '

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