Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on October 27, 1950 · Page 10
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'10 Friday Evening, October 27, 1950 ffiucson Paflp A. SMALL. PTMMtni - -WILLIAM H. JOHNSON,. Pu"bU«fa« Entered.«'MOnnd claw mitt^r-under Uir act .oi March, S. Entcrtd.M. WMmd clau matter. Ptttfl. Office : riimnn Published DillvbcceDVSundn . _ . MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tb« Aoodited 'Prew ti entitled excliurtvtH la itir usi (or rtcnibllutim of:.pll the. locBt .DPW* 0Hnted · In. this «i w « l l : « u l l . A P newt MEMBTOOFVTHE. [TUTTED; PRESS'ASSOCIATION MEMBTO .QT. .THE A ttPIT OF r.rertT7,ATION» R»te«- ' Hnm* Delivered In Tucson SOc Per Wnek Ju ·· . Home .Delivered Outridp of TuNon.JOt M«n tli,!K Pet.Veir t\M Per.Month Paynhlp In P1AI. 1-IJ8M FOB AIJ DEPARTMENTS Mayor Niemann Acts Suspension of Tucson's electrical inspector on charges involving ,, failure to observe city-ordinances indicates that Mayor J. 0. Niemann is not a man to indulge in delay and indecision. Allegations and evidence that a public servant had ( been remiss in Ms duties are still to be presented to the civil service commission before final action against the suspended employe is taken. It is not our intention to try the employe before his case is presented. We would point out, however, that if, as is .contended,' the electrical inspector did not require permits and fees of . some contractors while the letter of the law was invoked against others, there should be a top- to-bottom investigation of the office in which he worked. And if, as it is also charged, the electrical inspector failed to enforce ,the portion, of the building code for which he was responsible, there should be' a full-scale investigation'as .to why this violation was tolerated in the .midst of ample supervision. . Mayor Niemann and'.-City Mgr. Martin are-to be congratulated for this initial step toward building the people's confidence in clean, efficient city government,:- * ./-.'. ' · ' ; Four Good Choices ... Voters -in Pima county have the double opportunity to elect several capable fnew legislators and to return several men who.-have proven under fire, as it were,' that they are, an · asset .to the state ·_ in drafting -.and enacting' laws: The meticulous" -care with.,which Rep. E. H. Forbes, Democrat in district No. 6, handles major legislation has .earned him a deserved reputation. His insistence upon the greatest possible simplicity in administrative provisions of laws : has, saved .taxpayers much, money. His patience and intelligence in studying probable'.'facts in state legislative problems has been' effective in improving laws time after ,time. .. ..'. , Rep. James Ewing, a Republican incumbent with three terms of .service and now a candidate for. re-election in district No. 12, has' been . ef-- fective not on,ly in urging the greatest benefits available within limits of state income butyls ·in demanding full value per dollar ;of benefit authorized. : . " Rep. V. S. Hostetter, Republican seeking re election in district No; 8, has pursued. perhap, a quieter, course of action than many others,. bu he has demonstrated courage through his votes in refusing to "knuckle under" to various pressure groups arrayed on both the liberal and conservative sides of 'political and financial issues. His insistence- on more effective and simpler methods of handling Bills in the house should be an im portant factor in the more cumbersome 72-member house; Rep.- John Hardwicke, Democrat in district No. 5, .has sought -better laws -covering labor- management" matters\and.has -frankly been favorable to labor. Yet he, has steadfastly and successfully refused 46 .sponsor or'-help, enact such laws unless they are'based upon'sound'legisla- tive principles as well' as essentially fair and practical provisions for-' fcpth labor-and management. Mr. Hardwicke has .also actively sponsored or assisted '-in enacting bills which have -authorizec] flood control projects .for Tucson, improved education both, in .public schools and institution; of higher learning, and aided state institutions such as the -prison, hospital and deaf and blind school at Tucson. Vote For School Trustees Thousands upon thousands of voters of this community; are going'to'the -polls^Nov. 7,-their minds.'full ,ol ; minute information about teachers' salaries."; · . - . ' ; , ' - . ' - . - - ' · ' . - " ' --. The issue of pay x : for our teachers has been made of equal importance to. that of electing^ governor, v legislative .representatives--and more important, in .fact,'than the .election of a U.S. senator/'. - ·' · ; . · '' · .-' ; - . . · How many of those same .voters. are going to the polls'Saturday to elect school board trustees? Last year, School; District-No. 1 had a total turnout of'only 475 voters! They, apparently, are the only people around here who knovit-who actually fixes 'teachers' salaries. The' board of trustees of the school district is charged with that responsibility. , There are two important district elections to be held Saturday. In district No. 1 and the Amphitheater school district, there are two eminently qualified candidates on the slate. We refer to Dr. Delbert L. Secrist "in district'No. 1 and Mrs.' Christina Bloom' for. Amphitheater. These incumbent" candidates have proven their "interest and capabilities. They -are representatives deserving of. greater support than.-an.apa- thetic public "has" shown, in school matters "in the past. " · We hope the drumbeatmg"about the increased school aid initiative -has awakened electors to the fact that-education "and its administration is sec£ ·ondary to,.no other issue in the state. U it has, the votes 1 for Dr. Seerisf and Mrs. Bloom will,be measured in proportion .to that Elbert D. Thomas Of Utah i -'By George- C. Sokobky One of' the characters -of the^ United" States senate is Elbert, D. Thomas of Utah, who is up for re-election,this year. Mr. Thomas is a scholar especially in-Japanese, and has,been anTinstructor in Latin and, Greek. He is, an author, an authority on 'labor problems and altogether/.quiteia man i In the senate;,, h^e has'-pursued 'a curious ( anc Tinexplainable course. The confession of Lee Pressman "'as a Commimist co-operator and' the self- implication " of John Abt and.'Charles-Kramer make the story of Senator Elbert D^Thomas on the La Follette committee increasingly interesting This committee was- 1 ''organized by members of the 'Harold Ware Communist Cell in Washington as an instrument for the smearing of American industry. Robert La Toilette and Elbert D. Thomas managed the La Follette committee. The actual operators of the committee were JohntAbt and Charles Kramer (Krivitsky). Senator Thomas needs to explain why he tolerated that. I think that it can be established on the record that no other* United States senator has had so many dealings 1 with Communists and with front organizations as Senator Elbert,. Thomas. I am not saying that he is a "Marxist--I know nothing of what- motives caused him to adopt his curious course. But why would Senator Thomas say this: "Some day, when the Russian children at Stalingrad "and the Jewish children in .Biro- b'idjan.hav'e grown up -into strong and'splendid men and women, fully equipped to enjoy the equality of opportunity their country offers them../,. ." .. What equality of opportunity -is. possible under the Communist ..system?. What Marxist believes in equality of opportunity? A learned man of Senator Thomas's quality-would know about that,'. Whom was he trying to fool--the 20,000,000 slaves'in Russia?: Senator" Thomas was a. sponsor of the American Committee for Protection of Foreign Born, subversive.'.organization. A man- of the calibre of Senator Thomas would know the character of this organization, for it was founded as. far :ack as January'2; 1924 by the third national con-j mention -of the Communist party (then known, as he Workers Party of America). .This Senator was a member of the Committee for the First Amendment,- set up to protect the Hollywood .ten..Now, the Senator might'say that he'never,-was-a member,'but the "Daily People's World,." ;on October 29, 1947;'announced his membership, and there is no record of objection. Yet, the "Hollywood ten" have been held in-contempt of a congress of which Senator Thomas is a member. - · · " . . I could go, on with the record, which is very long. .But how does the' Senator .explain these :words, which "he wrote' for a Communist magazine,.'-'The New-Masses": . ". ... In .Russia the worth-of an individual from!an economic standpoint has never been · -discounted. This, we;.have always thought to be .impossible", under any kind of socialistic regime. Therefore, there must be in the Russian scheme -an appreciation of the individual or- eise -that individual could never have amounted to as muclvas -he or she has under socialistic' guidance. Does this not'mean that leadership in Russia,:~while giving lip service to another type' of political theory, has by action jjecog- . nized the^basic strength of democracy? .Person- · ally, I believe that that is the case. . . ." When Elbert Thomas wrote that in 1943, Why Ignore This Organization? I By Westbrool Peqier . NEwYORK, Oct. 27.--The so-called Buchanan committee of congress, which investigated- "lobby.Ing," has threatened to send a man to prison f or' refusing to reveal the names of persons'who bought copies of John T. Flynn's anti-Communist Apolitical essay. ."The'Road Ahead." Mr. Flynn has charged that this is'an attempt by congress 10 harass those who bought the .book and IntimidE.*3 others "who Might want to. .The Buchanan committee, has issued a report, noting that some-large ^pro-Americari'^buslness firms ^have supported "organized -pro-American, ,pr6-"constl- tutional and'anti-Communist activities. It'carefully.and pointedly-ignored an organization devoted, to th'e Morgen- tha'u/Plan whiclTwou'id ev.entua'lly turn Germany-;pyer to th'e, power "of''Soviet Russia.'This organization Is' called the; Society, for r the"Prevention of World War HI". ' " '' In her.syndicated column, released last May 31, Dorothy Thompson wrote "While 'investigations of- sinister influences on American foreign policy are under way, it would be well to take up the activities of the Society for the Prevention of World War III. This organization, whose trustees include numbers of reputable people,, has conducted a systematic campaign against any constructive peace with Germany. It supported the Morgenthau Plan and vilified every person in public life who tried to warn that procedure along Morgenthau .lines would encompass the ruin of Europe. The organization has been well he_eled, for It has published expensive brochures." It is also a secretive organization. Its monthly pamphlet entitled "Prevent World War fil" for Aug.-Sept. 1845^ contained letters to the "editor" but no editor was named anywhere in the' paper and there was absolutely no Identification of any member or backer of the society. Other numbers of the book, however, do give a changing list ot individuals. At the current writing the board of'directors and the advisory council have come out of hiding to list themselves on'the Inside of the front cover. They include, as;well .as those whom Dorothy Thompson gives the .benefit of a doubt.as' "reputable people,",a number of Amer- ica-lasters and the normal overwhelming quota of voluptuous, non-combatant commandos of the'"let's you and him "fight a war" school of foreigm-policy. There is a clue to the character of the Society and to .ts.-religious bias in the Aug.-Sept. 1916 issue. This number describes : the Brooklyn'Tablet as A "notorious .publication." The Tablet had published some thought-put 'forth by Austin J. App, Ph.D., described as' associate professor of English at the Catholic College of the Incarnate. Word; of San Antonio, Tex. The quotations from the writings of Doctor Ap_p ara presented In the manner which ,^Ir. Flynn exposed In his amphlet "The Smear Terror." . The Brooklyn Tablet is'renowried-.as a bold exponent of the Catholic religion, American patriotism and ; moral virtue and as an enemy of communism. In describing- this leading American Catholic paper as "notorious," the Society's bulletin got in a lick which, is indicative of its wn attitude toward the. foremost .Catholic^advocate. . Doctor App's writing which caused this explosion was. a protest against' the ravishment of German, Austrian and Hungarian women by the conquering armies. The Society for'the Prevention of World War ni in, this number does not appear to deny the truth, of Doctor App's charge nor even to .deplore the crimes alleged; There is significance also in the fact that, according to the bulletin, the Russians "are his favorite enemy .'^Dealing with these charges, the bulletin said: "Freedom of; speech does-not Include,the freedom to spread sedition-although many of bur demagogs skate dangerously close to/the line." . · ·( _' The Society's own ."line", occasionally, may' seem inconsistent .with the Communist line. However, the anonymous powers, who put out that issue of the bulletin thought it well nigh -seditious of Doctor App to reveal enmity toward Soviet Russia. Prof. Harry Elmer Barnes, the historian, recently charged that an intellecual "-terror" was intimidating historians who otherwise rm'ght:seek the truth. "The writers, publicists and public figures who are today trying to black out the facts relative to responsi- bilityfor World War'II, are the persons who are getting the, world ready for World War III and the inevitable triumph of : world communism," -he wrote. "The- 'most active group in this field o'f endeavor is an. organization which, with characteristic brazenness, designates itself as the .Society for the .Prevention of. World War III. It might more accurately; be .called:'the''Society for the'In- evitable Assurance.of World War,III and of Russian Victory Therein." REMEMBER THE OLD STORY -Ey'ArtiguM WAKE OR IT5 TIME TO GET GOING// Business As Usual There is no evidence that this particular society itself was false.. . " ' . - · · · - ' Senator La,;Follette once wrote a magazin article, explaining how the Communists jobbe« him on.the committee. But not Senator Thbm'as I want to ask Senator Thomas a few questions l. : Did-he know that when Harold Ware wa killed in an automobile accident that; John Ab took over Ware's job as the. hea"d of the .eell in Washington and married Jessica Smith, Ware' widow, who edits the most -anti-American maga zine in this country, "Soviet Russia Today"? 2, If he discovered that fact,,did he re-examine the-work of the La Follette committae to discover what John. Abt and his associates did to America 7 3. Did he ever.read these words: - - "Mr. Stripling. Mr. Abt, 'are you a member of'the Communist party? "Mr. Abt. Mr, .Stripling, on the grounds,of objection stated by my counsel and, in addition, in the exercise of the, privilege extended to me under .the'Fifth Amendment of the Constitution against self-incrimination, · I decline to answer that question.". The Senator might say that the La Follette committee once smeared me outrageously and that I am getting even with him. Senator, does that t maintains secret agents and files after the- fashion o£ European political police. But there Is abundant evidence that such activity is carried on by the Non-Secretarian Anti-Nazi League.. The principal backer of this league is Isadore Lipschutz, an emigre diamond merchant who obtained American citizenship after a hard struggle. Mr, Lipschutz has been a member of the board of directors of the'Society for the Prevention of .World War III for most, of its life to date. Secret agents of :the'.staff of his' Anti- Nazi League have boasted of their audacity and cleverness excuse you? 1950, King Features) What Others Are Saying ne\v, and militant attitude.^' According, to the Moscow organ, Izvestia, the purpose .of ^the Truman-MacArthur conference was .the planning of '-a new war. Of course the idea, also^was^o frustrate some of the Soviet's best laid plans.--Kansas City Times.- .._ After'you've'leame'd that it's chemistry' that makes-the leaves turn and not a little man with a paint brush, you may-"be better educated--bu| are you any happier? ^ ,^ --Bill Vaughan in. Kansas City Star; The Old Timer recalls when he got $15 a week and"saved $300-a year. Now he has worked himself up to a position where the figures are reversed. --Bill Vaughan in Kansas-Citx Star, CHICAGO, Oct. .27.--At the time Sen. Estes Kefauver's crime committee was stirring large head- lines'here, and highrblown cops 'were candidly, admitting receipt ·of large cash gifts, I took a little'; stroll through the middle of Capt. Tommy Harrison's bailiwick. Capt. Harrison is the .cop who 'confessed to, a $3.?,000 gift from the late John J. £ynch, for serving as -his bodyguard, while Lynch was a large guri in a racing" wire service. Harrison is the police boss of an-'area generally called'Strip. Row. A honky- tonk .section: that Is somewhat less savory than a sewer. In some places the girls take it : all off. .In nearly all they: hustle,you.,for drinks. You caii generally place-a hprse bet, buy. a deck of cocaine, or t. stick of marijuana as 1 casually as a housewife buys a loaf of-bread. You can .get fed a mickey or beaten up,'with a ball bat or mugged or 'rolled or shot. You can -find any kind of prostitution or perversion merely . by loitering; .It comes to you. The : little -charmer · who · braced me said that S^O...would'buy her off for the rest of-the' evening--that/ um representing her Intake-.on- phony drinks of colored water.' or diluted ..vermouth. The.'-barkeep touted me off of her". He- was promoting-another lass in. whom he evidently had a commercial interest. . '. .' 'Business, proceeded as 'usual during·'the/.Kefauver blood bath; with Capt. Harrison, the district's bo'ss, sizzling on the griller.. The attitude is that even minor violators of .law and order are contemptuously cavalier about'the-, importance of the big scare-head revelations of rampant sin.: · . "Noise, 1 ; they say. "Newspaper' talk. Campaign confusion. After the elections - everything* settles down again. Hooey. Reformers." Capt. Daniel A., Gilbert, Demo-, era tlecandidate'for: sheriff,bland- By Robert C. Ruark ly tells th crime' committee how he amassed a fortune of $370,000 on cop's pay. And .the committee tells .him to come back ,later-after elections -- and fetch' his records., of. financial transactions over the years. Both Capt: Gilbert and Capt. Harrison declared in a. statement that they dearly love .Chicago, which is certainly natural. · ·.- '.. .: .At the- end of the week,-Chicago's long time political boss, Ed Kelly died,' inadvertently removing much of the heat from the investigation. As perennial, mayor--1933 to 1947; as absolute boss, as Democratic committeeman; as king-maker in national presidential elections -- the old politico's . passage knocked the starch out : of a splendiferous vote stealing, plot headline, and the rest of the week end' was devoted to eulogizing the grand old'inan. This is ever, or nearly always,the way with the sudden swoops of morality or political expedi- ency'that sporadically demand an airing of evil. .-.The air is-thick with.accusations,and admissions. Threats' »re hurled and promises- made. Sensation; piles'_.on .sensation, until the .ordinary.-citizen . is-,giddy .-to the point:-.'of., numbness, and, lie -finally-· shrugs 'his -shoulders and forgets .the, whole "business. - , '?- ' , ·So. much! underworld, do'uble-- ..talk-.'flp'uilshei-.-in:-: Chicago- .last .week that, even' the-rather prim- mish Ke'fa'uver was', referring to guns as. gats and-cannon.,..;. A wave -of^righteousness s\yept the city, but Rush street and its Strip Row components went-right on doing business, arid the'rich hoods''went right -on, doing .'business. '·· . And all the .alarums and excursions were suddenly, washed away by the death of the old boss whqj. perforce. must, have been initially ' acquainted "with every facet of evil in Chicago's wicked political .'.and criminal history. ' in planting-themselves in confidential positions in private employment and betraying their employers' secrets. Try And Stop Me . By Banneft C«rf In Hollywood, Jimmy Durante was one star who obdurately refused to allow any ghost writer to hack out his "autobiography." "Everybody knows what I does to the English language," tie explained to Maurice Zolotow. "When I goes to woik on an =infini- tlve, brother, I don't just split it, I breaks It up in little pieces," , * * * * A worried merchant sought the aid of a psychiatrist, explaining, "You've got to help me! All day long I want to eat grapes." "So what?" .scoffed the analyst. " E v e r y b o d y e a t s grapes." The merchant gasped, "What? Off the wan- paper?" · ~ r * * « * To the doctor in residence at a summer hotel came a oarder suffering from severe fright. "I saw a' big snake on the ground,- but it turned out to be a stick," ha reported. "So why'are you still frightened?" asked the doc- of. "You didn'tJet me finish my story," reproached the boarder. "The stick I picked tip to hit him with turned out to he a snake." ·' ,, - ' "., A New ! Dief Suggestion By George D'nton , SIGXS OF THE TIMES Sign at t£e'candy-stand of amidtown^New York store: 'All 5c candles, formerly 6c, how 3 for ibc. ; _ At Wellesley., college,,^ newly .^lantedjiawn- is guarded Sy'a sign-reading, 'I'Want-to J3ea LawnV'-,, S.__ "A JSfew YorXtgrbcery" store-urges its, customers: "Be Jke-Tlobinson Cfusoe^--Have Most of Youi Shopping Done y Friday.", '- . - . - , " * -A .highway traffic .poster just outside a small town In Connecclcut cautions motorists: ."Drive Carefully--This,'Is 'One'Hearse Town'."--Tide,"-' WASHINGTON, Oct. 27.2-One of the reasons J. Edgar Hoover looks-so imperturbable is.thatJie works ^'at a job wh'ere. the unbelievable is a commonplace, everyday occurrence. As for instance: A top official in the national defense setup called him the other day: and requested that the FBI run a complete Joyalty check 'on a man who was under consideration for a rather sensitive post. This fellow would have to Miandle .much secret' and semisecret stuff. The G-men assigned to 'the .investigation dug up only the most favorable stuff until they went to the offices of a large steam-, ship ^company where the. applicant was once employed. There, they ran into reticence. 'The. spokesman' for the company hemmed and hawed. He se e m e d. embarrassed. Finally, after the FBI agents had assured ; him his' information would be kept in confidence, heblurted: "This applicant is a very fine man and thoroughly loyal. He Is a completely normal American ·except, for one tiling. He eats electric light bulbs." The G-men thought they were being ribbed, but the shipping official was deadly serious. "It's a fact," he Insisted. "We ought to remember because it' cost us money. He was on a trip abroad for us some years ago and we had to have him're- moved from the_ship_ to a. port- In Italy for an emergency operation. Ills stomach was found to be fujed-with broken glass from light bulbs he had, eaten." ~Despite this, _the glass-eater"- ·was" okayed-f or "the, defense-job" and is now doing -Important confidential . work ~ior the government. The explanation he "gave the FBI for his unorthodox feed- Ing proved satisfactory/ He. said h'e'd-^gotten tired -of the humdrum of working for a~ shipping company and- decided he could get _a.^-job, with .the · circus 'as a glass^at'er. i-v '~ * He was practicing for, a triumphal defaut«,«n"der the big top when his Innards*Te"belled. *"t u * '* ' * You-have heard, of course, the crack th.at" r th.e fourth world war will be fought with clubs and boiys and arrows. Well, it looks as if the army might be preparing for that fourth war right now. The quartermaster's dep.ot at Chicago has just advertised for bids for the following military equipment: 36 archery bows, 5 feet, 8 Inches in length. 24 bowstrings with ,a 35- pound pull. · , i 24 bowstrings with a 40- pound pull. In case you wish -to; bid on these implements of warfare the- bid ' Invitation- number is 90S. -Bids will be opened Nov. 16. Could this be what the departed Louis Johnson meant when he used 'to speak about long-range military planning? · * * * Captain A. D. "Barney" Hunter, deputy 'chief of the navy's bureau of yards and -docks, is filled with all sorts of fascinating information. The other day he was telling a 'group this about pontoons:" "Pontoons were at least partial- A'o Crown On His Hat By 'BUGS' BAER We. don't gander where the Constitution .gives the chief executive the. right to say, "I, will do this, thing or not -- as : I see fit." Just- out of 5elf-fundihg . curl- . .osityv'-J -thumb-dug my:- copy of.. the' 'Declaration of Indignation for Information' on the subject. Nowhere does that:/ amended -palimpsest -give any government branch-, the exclusive bird's nest. : 'The'; three · arms of. the works are the legislative, the judicial, and the executive in the disorder': named. ' . ' The. original tincture, .of the,* Consternation was for one-branch " to keep check on the other two. 1 ' Now, it -is- who can write the biggest ..check. L ' ; And wjiether you see fit . or throw one the result Is the same. It was one of the Looies who . said, "1 am the state."' He ; was also the country, tbe':"ward-'and' the precinct Upon .his brow, he wore the demountable, rim of autocracy. They played quoits with: crowns in the Revolution. They -got a leaner with Looie's. O u r executives u s u r p e d . monarchial memorandums in 1932; ;when. Roosevelt.-. came close 1 to printing his -own ..picture on the ^ten-dollar bills. Since then our .form .of : government has become: rule, by crisis. ' : . It has- always- -been American tradition that- "there is no cap. tain's table in a -life-boat That; is just as well when somebody- alwa}-s throw's the .spoons out with the dish-water. Congress. Is unanimous .only. on an adjourn-. ment. The supreme court never gets closer-'than five-to-four ex-, cept on dinner 'invitations. And the chief executive will dial a wrong number for the fun of getting his slug back. · - .That's, democracy all right . as sure -as blisters in paint. . One 1 . mantis as good as another If he' reads the fine print, There have been many Instance's of- officers living -so long. on government property they willed it to their relatives. That's ,. why we .hold elections every four' yearsi"'-Sb the '· ghost at the feast can ask- for the dinner check. It, is okay for: the prexy to · sign under his hand and seal. But not off the cuff. Let's all brush up on the Constitution 5f only to find out who does what and who pays' who. · ;\Ve concede the dignity and pros-:' tige of the executive pueblo. But it is still 'only a stop for the milkman's hoss. ,. (© 19SO,' King Features.) MAN AT PARKING METER Parking meters are all thing« to allimen, according to the New York Rural Radio network, which hag worked out the following . classifications for people who with them: ly responsible for one of the major new""developments'in'the civil engineer corps' functions. "As you know, the history of pontoons goes back to ancient times, but the engineers in our corps began to experiment with a new type back in 1924, "One 'of-?our captains .made a deal with the concessionaires In the main navy building to supply him , with .their empty 1 .cigar boxes: He ·. experimented "Svith them to develop a method whereby. he could string them."5to- gether In such a. way that 'the -rigidity^- of 'each'- box 'could" be 'Imparted, to a whole string. of boxes. j ' * , ! · "He finally succeeded-- and our pontoon causeways caught the Germans by surprise 'at Sicily. Thereafter, pontoon causeways were, used, in every major amphibious operation." # * * * , ' : The .department of. agriculture estimates l that the -1950 honey crop will be 234,153,000 pounds- three per cent -more- than last · year's crop. ' ' ' ' v 't.- . I report this so -the column will end -up on a sweet note for once. loicky Dog Type: Parks, find* 'meter registering "Violation." Doesn't insert a coin; because he .: expects to. be' gone only two minutes. Delayed in store by lady exchanging red flannel,, underwear. Meets friend on corner. Adjourn* to nearest bar to watch/television. Returns in two hours. . . . No ticket on windshield. Unjucky .Dog 'Type: Parks. finds' 10 minutes on the meter, ,. but. expects to be gone an hour. ' Puts nickel'In slot. Shops for 59 " minutes.' On way back ' to car ^helps old .lady across the street.' Returns to car to fin'd stern faced cop -writing ticket. Never helps helpless old ladies' again. ' Out of Towner: Finds different , type meter thai? he Is accustomed ;· , to. -Peers, at regulations. Tries to-. jab-coin into any crevice be finds. :. Leaves without success, hoping cops will be merciful to stranger. Dumb, Type: Parks.- Puts" coin- In meter for car behind. Never can understand why he' always '.. gets; a ticket.-- Magazine" Digest.." 1 CBXKE8E KXSJjAJiXaOV OF THE CREATION O* 1 BACES ' ' According to a Chinese version.^ of 'Genesis; the Lord got excited and took His , first batch ot human beings -'out of the.-Oven of Creation .too soon-- they were underdone, so He called them the white 1 men. "The 1 next batch burned, and they became black men;rHe"«naJly got tlie oven regulated "and brought out the v perfect batch, golden brown -- tlie , oriental.-- From "The*'EmbroId- v ered-City," by. Lewis 'fielfan.

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