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Errors must be reported at once, 'Tuesday Afternoon, January 11, 1949 OUR COUNTRY Th* union ot hearts, the union of hands and tht Flag oi oar Union /ororcr— Morris. More Democratic Way IT HAS BEEN ARGUED that the House of Representatives' decision to limit the power of Its Rules Committee simply transfers a. potential dictatorial power from the committee to the Speaker. It has also been argued that this decision is a triumph for Mr. Truman and a first step toward putting through the legislative program that he promised the voters in his campaign. Those arguments are debatable, end Incomplete. To take up the second, point, this reform, like many others, is not limited to the present. Unless repealed, the new procedure for bringing bills before the House -will continue indefinitely. ' The question is not whether it helps Mr. Truman, but whether -it helps to translate the people's wishes into law more effectively. There are indications that the new pro- • cedure will make legislation a more truly democratic and representative process. They wm^w James Marlow may be found no farther back in history ff .TV A HP* T> 1 HP*!' i ' than the record of the 80th Congress. Polls Heal! IS J USt 1UHC tJOIWD, 1 ICKlllg AWaV- showed—and polls do show, in spite of their ; ° record In the presidential election—that'the majority of'Americans favored universal military training. The November vote, we believe, showed that a majority also favors «.' program of public housing and slum clearance. BOTH THESE measures had strong bipartisan support. Mr. Taft, "leader of the late Republican Senate, was co-author of the housing hill approved by the Senate and appropriate House committee. But the Rules Committee would not - even permit the House to consider and- debate these two highly important bills, much less vote on them. That Is not democracy. Neither Is It a proper function. The committee •was conceived as a channel—a bottle-neck, perhaps—through which a mass of legislation could pass from committees to the House in orderly fashion. It was not meant to be a bottle stopper. And that' Is what it had become. Under both parties, the Rules Committee has often exerted the power of censorship. The first major decision of the new Congress curtailed this. power, formerly it -took a petition- with 218 signers to bring a bottle-up bill before the House. Now the chairman of the committee which has approved a legislative bDl can move to have it brought out after the Rules Committee has had it for 21 days. To do this he must first be recognized'by the Speaker. OPPONENTS of the change say the Speaker can fail to recognize a chairman and thus censor bills as effectively as the committee. But'there are important, i'f perhaps intangible, differences. The Speaker Is a powerful officer of the government, and there have been men who abused that power. But it is highly debatable whether their abuses match those of past Rules Committees. The very nature of the Speaker!s .office, works against this. While the 'average citizen may know little and care less about the Rules Committee chairman, he is likely to know the Speaker. The Speaker-is elected by the majority party of the House. His is a position of honor. And, unlike a committee chairman, he works In the open and. in the full view of press and public. For those reasons alone we believe that the average Speaker conducts himself .with a consciousness of the dignity of his office and of his personal responsibility and vulnerability in fulfilling its duties. And for those reasons, we believe • that the change in House procedure will produce its obvious benefits in spite of its possible dangers. WASHINGTON—The heart is a time-bomb. You carry it around in your chest. On still nights, in the dark, you can hear Jt tieking away. Than one day—if you're one of about 30 per cent of the people— it seems to explode. Maybe- there's only a dull pain, or maybe it's a blinding pain, and then death, or long months ot lying quietly in bed. The Public Health Servics says heart disease is still the No. 1 killer, that 460,000 people died-of it last year. , For years, as I've' grown older, I've wondered- how a man feels who's had a heart attack and recovered, I've wondered what it .did to him. and to Ms thinking about himself. ; . Then I found a man who had such an attack, a man ot 44 who had been extremely active physically, one of my closest friends. He told me how it had been for a couple of nights before. The doctor took a cardiogram, a check on the heart. My friend asked him, dead-pan, when Jt was over: "Well, what's Hie score?" "It's a heart attack," the doctor said. "How much time do I have?'' my friend asked him. "I don't know," the doctor said. "You may live 10 years, maybe 2fl. maybe till sixty-five. I can't tell how your arteries are." • It was a terrible shock. I guess my friend had thought Jus arteries would be all right till he was a hundred. Anyone feels that way, I guess. . THERE WAS A terrible feeling, like Indigestion, not a sharp pain, just that dull feeling that sent him to the doctor.. ' MY FRIEND'S ATTACK was mild. He~. could sit up in : a chair most of the time and read. He tcld me: • "I looked out the window, ^ay after day, and my whole life went Ucfore me. I thought: Suppose I die today or tomorrow. What difference does it make? "I can't see where it makes much difference, except to my family. It wouldn't make much difference to me. I've lived my life. I know v/hat being alive in the world is. "I'VE BEEN MARRIED. I know what it means to subordinate some of your own ideas to someone else's so there can be peace within a home, at least."I've had children. I hope I've cone a good job with them. I'll never know for sure, because they'll live longer than L "I can't solve anything- myself. All I can do is contribute to the things I believe in. If I die tomorrow, or 30 years from now, that's .ill I ,can do. ' "I iinow if I die today, I leavu a job-unfinished: I hand it to my children, just p.s my parents and my grandparents handed it on to me. I think it will be like that for a long, long time." (Associated Press] Peter Edson Many Labor Laws Will Come Before Congress WASHINGTON (NEA)—Revision of the Taft-Hartley Law is just one of -the labor legislation items coming before the new Congress. Many of the .proposals are holdovers from, the last Congress or; even earlier. Others are bills to ' change existing laws, brought up by changed conditions in the labor situation. Revision of Wage-Hour Law and portal-to-portal pay ban are in this class. ' . • ' President Truman and the Democratic Party platform of 1948 both called for increasing minimum wage to 75 cents an hour or better, and for extending coverage. New Senate Labor Committee Chairman Elbert D. Thomas of Utah had a bill in to make these changes last year/ but it got no place. There is some labor lobby agitation to make the minimum $1 •- an hour, but that hasn't much chance. An escalator clause, calling for more later, is a possibility. Wage-Hour Law coverage may be extended by taking in all workers . employed in industries "affecting" interstate • commerce. . - ' The law now covers only workers in .interstate commerce and workers employed in the production of goods going into interstate commerce. Department of Labor is • also on record in favor of extending child labor protection, in this same manner. • DEMAND FOR REVISION- of the law banning payment of portal-to- portal claims unless they are due by custom or contract arises out of disputes about payment-pi overtime on overtime. The recent New York longshoremen's strike was settled partially on an understanding that the law would be clarified on this point. A Labor Extension Service 'bill is high on the list of Department of Labor recommendations. Senators. Wayne Morse of Oregon and Thomas of Utah proposed this legislation last year. It was favorably reported by the Senate Labor Committee under Senator Taft of Ohio, hut never brought to a vote. • Last year's proposal was to set up a federal grants-in-aid program to states that would establish a Labor- Extension Board and plans similar to the extension work for "farmers now carried on by Department of Agriculture. years, would give women workers the same privileges and responsibilities now imposed on or enjoyed : by men. • A BILL TO REGULATE private employment agenci'es, first proposed by Congressman John Tolan of California In 1940, is still being sought. Its aim is to protect migrant workers in particular from the high fees frequently charged by job placement agencies. Reorganization of Department of Labor, give it back some of . the For Labor Extension Service, the ..responsibility gradually shifted to states would have been required ,to put up at least 25 per cent of the funds allotted'to them by the Secretary of Labor. This money would be used to give labor education courses in cooperating colleges and universities. Prices ^And Business BOTH BUYERS AND sellers of goods got a year-end psychological lift from reports on the nation's commerce. The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics said that prices in November continued the slight downward trend which began in October. Almost all foods became cheaper,- and there were slight reductions in many other lines. This is cheering to the individual With his budget, although price cuts' have not yet r —• been numerous or sharp enough to make JJ isfory £> om fhe Times Files AN INDUSTRIAL SAFETY Act, proposed ilast year by Senators Morse of Oregon and Olin D. Johnston of South Carolina, will 'be up again. The original proposal as approved in President Truman's budget-message- last year called for 55,700,000 plus $300,000 administrative funds for grants-in-aid to states establishing and maintaining safer working conditions in industry. A woman's Equal Pay bill and a Women's Equal Status bill are hardy perennials before each new Congress. Senators- Morse of Oregon and Claude Pepper of Honda backed the:. Equal Pay bill last year. In general, its purpose is to require comparable -pay for comparable work performed "by both men and women on goods affecting or entering into interstate commerce. The Women's Equal Status bill, part of broader equal rights legis-- lation' that the women's organizations have been arguing- about for much Impression on him as -he shops in the stores. For -the business, world there was-good news from Dun & Bradstreet that the volume of retail store sales was still high. In the first part of the month Christmas buying failed to' develop. the volume which had been expected, and some prophets were quick to suggest that buyers had 'begun to recoil from current prices. Now that suggestion is out the window, and when the final figures are in December baying- may be found to have been the highest on record. If a business slump is coming, it has not yet cast its shadow across all retail stores. Many keen business people, believe that business will continue to boom if ,a small downward movement In prices can be kept going. The fall reports on -sales and prices, taken to- tether, seem to confirm this theory. THE SMITHSONIAN Institution now has the Wright Brothers' airplane, and acknowledges formally that it was the first heavier-than-air craft to fly. We're Klad th*t's settled. Wonder l£_.the Wrights,' were they still living, would regret invcnt- TEN'YEARS AGO January 11, 1939 Harry Fooler re-elected president of Peoples Bank and H. R. Fletcher promoted to assistant cashier. Deaths Miss Bessie Yost, New Creek, W. .Va.; James B. Dorsey, formerly of Garrets county, at Everett, Wash. Dr. G. Frank Malin headed Cumberland unit of the Western Maryland Square Circle Sportsmen's Association. Other officers were Frederick J. Kiifl.ner, Jr., and 1 Percy E. Sowers. First National Bank renamed Henry Shriver president. TWENTY YEARS AGO January 11, 1929 Deaths Joseph Hirsch, 79, former city councilman and 'retired.' merchant;-William Edmond Frazee, 71, nnd Mrs. Wolfgang Hammersmith, 54, this city. George. O. Young, secretary of the ' Chamber of Commerce, announced thnt a chemical fertilizer plant was unable to locate here due -to the lack of water "in the river. R. B. Gantt was chosen president of the Cumberland Eose Company. Assisting 'him were George E. Lease, Conrad J.- Herpich and John Hughes, Jr.' THIRTY YEABS AGO - January 11; 1D19 John liroll, 47, a mine foreman, killed in a dyna'mite explosion near Lonaconicg. George T. Hicc, this city, ap-. pointed master mechanic of the M. and K. JSaUroad at Morgantown, W. Va. A broken shaft resulted in the fatal injury of Perry. Wilk, 25, employed at the West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company plant at Luke. Edison Electric Illuminating Company reported inferior coal caused its steam plant to fall. other agencies, win come up in connection with recommendations from ex-President Herbert Hoover's fcommission on Organization of the Executive Branch of Government. The Hoover Commission originally appointed no "task .force" to co'n- sider Labor Department reorganization separately. , Dr. George W. Taylor was called in somewhat belatedly to advise.' Ke has recommended no reshuffling until the new Democratic administration's labor policy is established.' From other sources, there have been suggestions that the Department of Labor be strengthened by giving it at least housekeeping authority over ,U. S. Employment Service, Mediation and Conciliation Service, National (Railroad) Mediation Board; National Labor Relations Board, Unemployment Compensation Administration and the safety and statistical work 'of Bureau of Mines. Cochran's Barbs \ The habit' of bragging- about being, over-bright often leads to- getting polished off. .A beauty expert says that loss of sleep-ruins the complexion. Just like leaving the compact at home. It's time right now to start saving for next Christmas—so you'll be broke again on Jan. 1, 1950. More than 75 babies were ei- tered in a beauty contest in Florida —mainly because they weren't old enough to object. The long list of popular settlement workers doesn't include the long list of bill collectors. President Truman Declared Veteran of Second World War WASHINGTON,— The crystal ball artists who are scratching their tween the Commie government and the Catholic Church. noggins over the Truman Adminis- 5 rjr. Gyorgy wrote. "In the'past tration should pump Harold Keats, - •• the handsome national commander of AMVETS. Keats spent a revealing half hour with the President recently. Mr. Truman laid his cards on the table in a frank, man-to-man calk with the young veteran. The Presi^ dent.said with no its, ands or outs' he regarded .the hard-to-left Democratic platform as his orders from, the voters. He added dead serious, "I am going to fight for every one' of the planks If I bust a liamstring doing it." Keats told Mr. Truman that a good many of the 1 policies approved by the AMVETS convention,with a whoop ar.d a holler ran along the same tracks as the Democratic platform. The President looked the young fellow straight in the eyes and said with a smile, "That's one of the reasons we won the election." The nation's Number tion forecaster added soberly, "Most of the first voters, ar.d that means veterans of this war, voted for the Democrats. That's what fooled the politicians and .predictors. But the young folks were with us because they understand the problems facing the United States. No one is kidding them." "I've tried to live it without hate or prejudice for any other human being-. 'People to me have always "been people. I've had no illusions about them. Some have •boon horrible. Some have been wonderful, "I know that if enough of us act decently with all other human -beings we may work out a civilized society. I think we can do that. I'm not sure we can. THE PRESIDENT nodded his emphatic approval as Keats outlined the AMVETS program follow cost housing nnd broadened, social security plus credits for time spent in military service. Mr. Truman broke in there and said he was glad the World War II veterans outfit wasn't rooting for the huge veterans' pension scheme demanded by\or of the old-line organizations. Mr. Truman said soberly, "The younger veterans understand- better the dangers of overloading the government's budget. We can't bankrupt the Treasury with programs that aren't thought through." At the end of the talk, Keats surprised the President by giving him a life membership in AMVETS. . For once in the conference Mr. Truman's face lost its good, cheer. He said a little 'sorrowfully that he'd sure like to b? n. member of American Veterans of World War II, but he was afraid he wasn't eligible. But the President's face beamed with good spirits when Keats re- • plied, "You were commander-in- chicf from April 12, 1945 until war was over.. That makes you the number one veteran." Mr. Truman mused, "That's right. I never thought of it that way before." two years relations between the Church and State.-have deteriorated rapidly, • until now the Church stands in open opposition government. "The present Catholic leader of Hungary, Joseph Cardinal Minds- zenty, is outspoken on domestic matters and has taken a definite sta'nd on contemporary issues." (Cardinal Mlndszenty is now a prisoner of the government.). Of Bulgaria, Professor Gyorgy wrote, "The Bulgarians' genuine friendship toward the Soviet Union was 'effectively offset by the ruth- Jessness of Russian occupation officials. . . ." In Czechoslovakia, the real boss, according to this report, is Rudolf Slansky, the little known but powerful general secretary of the Communist Party. One of the great tragedies of our oic w times is packed into t a few words u e about the "bungled" opposiiiioa to the. Communists. Dr. Gyorgy said, "The Eastern European Communist is a militant political activist wliile the socialist or liberal can easily be- persuaded to embrace strategies of a passive nature. . "The result is that opposition programs are frequently bungled, and as a result the ideas of democracy and socialism become rapidly discredited. Over optimism and frequent indecision inexorably lead to the elimination of most opposition leaders." Henry McLemore's \ The Lighter Side TODAY IS Tuesday and Fuller Warren waj inaugurated as Governor of Florida a week ago, which would appear to make this story about the Tallahassee tantrums a bit late. But when a man eats more than his sflar« of sixteen tons of barbecued meat, it takes Iiv» or six days to. get .back in a writing mood. And I ate more than my share of the bed, pork, coleslaw, pickles,, onions and rolls that to tne Florida's capable new governor provided lor th« I thousands who had come • to Tallahassee to * watch and hear him assume the State's liighest office. It js my guess that if, after four years aj governor, Mr. Warren ; gets- the votes of all the people who left Tallahassee with indigestion, he will be elected to the TJ. 3. Sonata very handily, indeed. In fact ,if only hnlf of those who break- . fasted on bicarbonate of soda Jast Wednesday go to the ballot box, Mr. Warren will get to Washington :n a walk. DIPLOMATS and State Department big minds are hastily scratching around for 'copies of an amazingly accurate forecast on the Balkans made two months ago. It is "Political Trends in Eastern Europe" by Andrew Gyorgy, a Yale professor. He hit the nail right on the head in Hungary—a head on clash be- AN ANTI-BRASS HAT bloc is forming in Congress behind the towering-, blunt spoken Colorado Senator, Ed Johnson. Ed was once : regarded as a right good pal- of the military and led the drive for military control of atomic energy.. But times have changed! Ed Johnson, as independent as all get out, hit the ceiling when he saw a report recommending a boost'in officers' pay and nothing for • the recruits. The ideas came- from a committee appointed by the .much sct-upon Secretary-of National Defense, James V. Forrestal. Big Ed -yelped, "We have thousands who want to get In the services as officers, but what we need is privates. We can't get privates by raising officers' pay." One of Johnson's followers In the Senate said tartly, "This report just goes to show how out of touch the brass hats are with public thinking." You don't win either battles or elections .with generals." ' Another whack in the pants was given the Pentagon Great by scrappy. Congressman Robert Sikes, a Florida publisher and a veteran. He-said, "'The Generals and Admirals won't ' like thisi but more • reliance upon the reserve'components will reduce costs and..' maintain a needed backlog of trained men. The reserves, provide -the cannon fodder when the shooting- starts. They arc entitled to n. more important place in time of ponce." (Globo Syndicate) I WJSNT TO,THE inaugural as the guest of Cnptain Eddie Rickenbacker of' Eastern Air Lines, who flew flfty-somc-odd of us In a DC--4. The Captain is an old friend of mine, i friend of some 20 years standing—and In that length of time you .would figure that a man would Jose his hero worship for a friend, start taking him for granted, or discovering thing* about him that'he didn't like. But that is not true of Rick's friends. The more they know him, the more they art amazed by him; the more they Jove him. If he is not one of the four or five greatest . Americans my generation has known, then I can't count. Just take a. backward look at Rick's fantastic life. A racing driver who risked his life on tb« roaring road a thousand times. A World War I pilot \7ho liked to fly 10 close to the enemy that ha could bJaze away M them -with an ordinary pistol, but who was . admired and respected by the. men he shot at the most. - . . And that Is Just the beginning. • Rick is a man who saw, away buck to tfoe , 1930's, what this country was going to face In ths 1940's, and what it would, need to meei' the challenge. - . He was laughed at when he told. »« for a story I.was going to write that 50,000 airplanes wouldn't be enough. But he was right. George Dixon Xhe Washington Scene , TAXCO, Mexico—This is a piece about a couple of supercilious Americans who were put to shame by Mexican pride and dignity. It might contain a lesson for other of our countrymen who plan to visit this land of enchantment. We were driving over the tortuous mountain road from Cuernavaca to this city of the silversmiths when we hit a rock that did no good to the undercarriage of our automobile. In fact, the car just-stopped going-. This is not like having a car break down on IT. S. No. 1, or along Northem Boulevard in Queens. You don't just saunter to the nearest hot dog stand and phone the repairman. Even if there were a hot dog stand in these fastnesses it wouldn't have a telephone; and if it had a telephone it would be anywhere from two weeks to a month before you could get a repajrjn.in equipped to tuckle the problem. Knowing all this, one does not laugh and exchange merry quips when the old crate-does a canvasback Cohen. One worries mucho like hecko. In fact, one gets scared to deatho—because cue remembers all the lurid stories of bandidos who come along, and stick shivs in stranded touristas. We doubt if money talks these days. The American coins have lost too much strength. When people get full credit for what they' do, they don't need credit for what they buy. FORTY YEARS AGO Richard A. Welch elected mayor of Keyser. M. J. Tiemey renamed at Piedmont. Davis voted out saloons -while Hendricks, W. Va;,remained "wet." Deaths Matthew Lashley, 24, Mt. Savage; John H. Wilson, 56, formerly of this city, in Washington. 'J. 'M, Ward rcnomiiicitcc! fo: mayor of Westcmpqtt with John P. Miller and John Basey as council- incru '' There are fewer moving vans on the roads these days, and fewer new neighbors to talk about. A prisoner escaped from art Oklahoma jail disguised as a barber. Probably tnjked his way out. Peanuts are said to be'-a Rood substitute for meat. What we want to know is what's a good substitute for. ueanuts?rjMi tii'a movies. . EVERY VISITOR to Mexico has heard these stories, and the fact that few have ever been molested makes no difference. The chalices are you are safer than in downtown Kansas City, but there is something about this primitive setting that makes the imagination work overtime.' Our driver, Mr, Teddy Hayes, used to be handy with,his fists when he was a middleweight fighter and, later as trainer for" Jack Dempsej',' but just whacking a stalled car with the fists proved^ insufficient. As for me, I don't know what's under the hood of-an automobile, although I have been .driving since the days of Barney Oldfield. We tried hailing other touristas, but they have been warned, not to stop for strangers in the Mexican hinterlands. They went by like bats- out of helados. Finally a truck stopped,' and of all things you'd least likely expect in this region of burros and goats what do you suppose it was?—a frozen food truck! The driver's assistant, a young. Mexican boy, slid under our car and banged away with wrench and hammer. Finally he crawled out, covered with grime and grease, and signified everything was fixed. And, by golly, it was! PRACTICALLY HUMID with gratitude, Mr. Hayes forced 10 pesos on the lad. The peso is currently G.83 to our dollar, or roughly 14 cents. For getting himself smeared from sandal to sombrero the much- acho had netted less than a buck rtnc! a half. The youth looked at the money bewilderedJy, but got in the truck and rode off. Fifteen minutes later, RS we were approaching Taxco, the same truck blocked our path. The driver came back and pressed the 10 pesos on Mr. Hayes. "The boy did not understand," he said. "He thanks you, but he cannot keep the money. We do not accept payment for a, simple act of. nEighborllness.'! . ' TAXCO (pronounced. "Tasco") is the place where .visitors shop for silverware. . Every estaDlishment is a combined store and factory.. The stuff is .made by hand in a back room by craftsmen who have an occupational habit of/disappearing:. Hector Aguilar, one of the leading silver merchants, told me' it takes more than two years to train an apprentice in even- the. rudiments of the craft. But once they' learn, the trade they vanish. To maintain a staff of 15 he has had to train more than 500 apprentices in the last 10 years. "Frankly, I don't know.where they go." he said. "Sometimes they, return after a couple of years but they are beautifully -vague about -where they have been." TAXCO IS ALSO the home of the bertita. Taxcoans insist, with hic- cuping pride, that this is the only place you can get it made properly. The bertita is the equivalent of a tequila Torn Collins', .although, considerably more authoritative. Three bert:tas-and you-find-yourself singing: "Sweet Adeline" in Spanish. This,, as nearly as.I could .transcribe it after a couple, is the recipe: 3 jiggers of tequila, 1 jiggero of lemon juice, spoonful of sugar—and fill to the top with water of- Taxco, which is a . mineral water that— natives insist—you can get nowhere else. I don't know 'about the' water, "out you can't get such a snootful BO _quick on so little any other place I have been. Mozo, 'nother bertita, mucho ra- pido.jf you—hie—'scuse me, pleash! Features, Inc.) THEN THE WAH BROKE out and Rick, at an age when lie Jiad. every right in the world, to serve in a position that offered nothing more severe than 9 to- 5 hours and an overstuffed chair, took the hard way. He drifted in the Pacific for Heaven knows how many days, and there wasn't a friend of his who didn't say he would come back. Then he cracked up in a plane, and he waj hurt much, more badly.than is generally known. He barely pulled through, and It was a long". time before he could walk or talk as the old Rick. -..'.Then ha took an airline and built it Into 1 one of the 'tew airlines whose "bookkeepers doa't' have to look at-red ink today". •'• . • And lie did it by forthrigiitoess and honesty and a willingness to look at the facts. And there wasn't a man on the plane—and the passengers included many of the leading, men in this .part .of the country—who ivasn't proud to. go along.with Rick.-'" : HE IS HEALTHY again. He is himself agata, and that is all thost who know him can ask. It was a fine, happy inaugural Florida Installed' a man who is going -to give it good, far-seeing govemzcent. • And, as a citizen of the State, I shall never _• get over being happy to. hav« been there •srtth. tho Captain. Oh, I know, he is a Colonel m rank, but to his friends he'll be tho Captain—the top on*. Thank you, Rick. You're my idea of all tbat * man should be. Not many of u* can maka'that grade, but it makes us happy to know one. (Dlitrlbuted by McNuutfit SyniUwt*, Inc.); HaZ Boyle** AP Reporter's Notebook HSW YORK— Some notes • on the' trade: The Jate Arthur Brisbane was fond of saying ihat if you! put three chimpanzees to. work on typewriters they would 1 in time write all the books in the British. Museum. This is probably true. .' Bui they would be more likely to turn out a Brisbane editorial first than, say, a book like Tolstoy'* "War and Peace." It isn't that apes are too self-conscious to put down' their" thoughts. They just believe more in direct action. They can better express their view of life by spitting, through the bars at bystanders than^by cramping themselves before a typewriter. So They Say Forget the idea of a "pushbutton war." If the west fights the east it will be the most appalling,--long and bloody war the world ever.has seen. —Dr. Hewlett Johnson, "Red Dean" of Canterbury. The Berlin airlift is one of the finest- performances in peacetime aviation. —Secretary o£ the Air Symington. The situation seems absurd when the same agency (Commodity Credit Corporation) is feeding starving Europeans" yet does not have the legal riffht to aid the starring Indians-here. 1 —Sen. . Milton R. Young (R) of North Dakota. ALL CJ33LDREN are natural writers, because they are natural talkers. • , Words are- wonderful and new. to them. They let the words' collide—and strange tod splendid images are bom. All 'children do this, even the dullest.. • ' Writers sometimes complain that Chaucer and Shakespeare had an advantage because they wrote at a time when the.English language was fresh. They say a writer has it tougher now because he has to labor to avoid literary cliches. . ' * We have, by a combination of •blunder and default, succeeded In delivering much of Ea.st Asia into the hands of th8 Kremlin. Russia lias' all but wan the war'in' the Pacific. —Rep. Walter H. Judd (R) of Minnesota. It'would, be tragic indeed rf we should save western Europe Ironi the menace of totalitarian communism only to wake up one -morning and find that democracy^ has disappeared from our own backyard in Latin America. —Serafino Romualdi, Latia-Amerlean representativ of the Amer„ Jean EedsflHon ol labor.:.- '.. . BUT NO CHILD ever talks in hackneyed terms: Not until he has been put through the wringer of education. To in'-m the English, language is as fresh and powerful.as it.was to Chaucer and Shakespeare, and he uses it as boldly. Let me give a borrowed example of tfla diild's matchless gift of imagery. Columnist Prank Parrcll published it .recently in the New York World-Telegram. • A radio producer's small- daughter spent the afternoon at: the American Museum of Natural History, a storehouse of stuffed aniaialj and bony 'extinct monsters. When • the mother asked where she had been, the small girl replied:"To a dead zoo." EVER SINCE' READING tha! anecdote I have been in a mood of genteel despair. A trained writer could work a month and never achieve the capsule perfection of this cllCd'* offliand description of a museum. One of the best-selling authors in Soviet Russia in Joe Stalin, the old watchdog of th« Kremlin. It is too early to tell hew he will ultimately rank in tile world of letters. But at least ona of his observations Is profound enough to rinj through the ages. •• Stalin. Jt was. who once wrote: • "Paper will put up with anything that ti •written on it."
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