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SrfurfryJvtrdng.foefefrr28.19SO U win dit uodtr gw let at Mmb I. mltttr. Fait OfflM. Tuonan Art I D«fl» fire«Bt «undw ll m * m n OF TSf ASSOCIATE? PRHS iPnw tlfii¥lM MMlutfnb tetfce un for *D th« local imra nriatid in thin nrwiMnxr m mtUftaiff n*m dtnwleho 1 OT TH* CN1TED PMBS AgaOCtATION OF THK Attorr HPMAU OT OHCOLATIOrtB Worn* DdlwrMi la TuMon 30e Per W«k - m* PtllvtMd Ouwd* at Ttman Me TBr T«r. «1 J» ftr Monih-Piiy»blB fflic. MMrron Ati, jofAXnattm Open. Letter To The Candidates Dear Mrs, Frohmiller and Mr:.Pyle: . s As you' doubtless read in yesterday's "Citizen, conditions at Ft. Grant, appear to have reverted to ^the near-chaotic state that prevailed at the boys' industrial school last spring. We.'d like to'suggest to, both of you that you study Gov. G-arvey's mishandling of the Ft. Grant scandal (and, believe us, it is a scandal). The boys who have been institutionalized at . Ft. Grant are not good boys. They are, as a matter . of stern fact, incorrigibles so long as they are allowed to remain in our normal society. That's .why they are sent to Ft. Grant. The theory is that ''there, under expert planning and guidance, they ,can be rehabilitated and taught the ways of .good citizenship. Instead of that .program, however, administra- .tion at Ft. Grant is such that criminality and c delinquency are nurtured. Last spring, the people of the Ft. Grant community rose up against the : "reign of terror" which found its headquarters at ;the fort. Inmates of the* correctional school were ; "running" practically at will. Neither life nor · property was entirely safe from their ravages. In ,,a sense, the area was reminded of a similar terror that . stalked the Graham mountains almost- a . century ago. The,good citizens got together with the school's administrative "staff last-April! .They met in good ,faith. After giving vent to their emotionally-based t fears and anxieties, the people of the community ^agreed to give E. L. 'Edmonston, the netf superintendent,: time .to solve the problems he had 'inherited when he took over in March of this year. -: Well, Mrs. Frohmiller and'Mr. Pyle, this is, the :'end of October. And the situation is-virtually -.unchanged. As^ a matter of fact, conditions are probably .'worse. For Gov^ Garvey, instead of moving in with stern, corrective action which could and ; should; have been, taken, sat by, listened to the · alarums--and did nothing. .· As we see it, there is absolutely no-excuse for vour having a $338,600 budget-item for Ft, Grant rdf the money is being, wasted. For instance; do ;you know, that a dissension- ridden'board of trustees is governing the .school? -Do you know'that the board's majority power -rests with a woman whose : reappointment to the .board was-refused confirmation by the senate almost a full year ago? The Van Vliet Report V By George E. Sokoltky The horrible outrages committed in' Korea are not unusual in Asia. If we are to fight wars against Asiatics, we.must expect -that they will kill prisoners of war. Asiatic traditions-of "warfare are different Irom ours. This is one of the reasons that Asiatic troops fight with' sucli;blind ianaticism. They are convinced _- that 'if the' enemy -ever" gets them, The will kill them. The great novel among the peoples of ..the Chinese civilization, which includes tfte Koreans as well as the Annamites of French Indo-China, the "San Kuo" (''Three Kingdoms"), deals, with warfare and statesmanship. Most of the plays of their classical theater ,are taken from this-novel.' No more bloody tale ever was written, and in it the defeated either flee or die. v Howeyer, the rights of the prisoner of war are one of the mercies of-western civilization. As cruel as wars have become, we pity the wounded and those who surrender. ' Pondering upon the Korean atrocities, I could not help recalling the unbelievable" brutality of the wholesale murder of Polish officers at Katyn by Soviet' Eussia. These-men were killed and!'- "Last .time," Mrs. Spelvin said,."you had .your heart A : Slightfy: Deflated Week End By Weitbrook Peqier " It was a hundred miles away, tut Mr. and Mrs. Georg Spelvin, Americans, decided^ nevertheless that, a .'return trip to The ,Ye Olde 'Stage Coach Inn, Bar ,and Grill, a Union-.Corners, .would be a -worthwhile junket for the week end. They -had' had an unpleasant disappointmen lately. They arrived at this fabulous ; caravansary at'close of day after,pushing four hours 'inadly over winding roads and torturing themselves with the pleasures of'anticipa tion, only to'learn that the Inn was closed for the season except week ends. , -On weelf ends,, though, the Stage Coach was its own wonderful self. Signs along the highways, proclaimed raptures awaiting, the discriminating and solvent public. In brief, the'-better class. The Spelvins, of course were the better,class. At noo t n Saturday they set forth. Mr. 'Spelvin took his golf, bag, including his fifth wood. All members of the better class now used a fifth wood. And aE five woods wore" knitted mittens of the mode. One couldn't tell. One might run slap into a convivial soul, one's Asocial equal, and rip off a round of golf. They, would spend the evening in one of those big, high-ceilipged room», with a fire crackling and turn in one of those great billowing four-posters. But yes this would be a luxurious week end. Mr. Spelvin felt that the best was none too good for" him after the great responsi- Mlity producing vast quantities of high precision-grontlaub omitrads :for the war effort. Do you'knoW of the disaffections among the oldest, most loyal, faithful and diligent members of the ;Ft.. Grant staff? . dumped into a common grave. Lieutenant Colonel John H. Van Vliet Jr., who had been a prisoner of the Germans, was taken to Katyn and shown the corpses of-these murdered Polish officers. On-his liberation in 1945, he wrote a report for the department of the army.-'The report disappeared. 'Here is the, official notation issued on the.' subject by the department of defense on September 18, 1950: ".. .Inquiries concerning this memorandum, which was. classified, were made to the 'depart ment x starting in the late months of 1949'and' ; continuing through last week. In -, answering the first queries,'the department of "the-army mistakenly indicated that-it was,in the possession of-.a 1 'report which had been based in part on the observations of Lt. Colonel'-Van Vliet. Such was not the case, .this fact being discovered after the original requests had been answered. · . · . "When this-error was discovered, a search was instituted for the Van Vliet memorandum, so that consideration could be given'-'to "the." ; question-of .whether it eould be' declassified and. released -to inquirers. " "When it became apparent that the memorandum could not be'found immediately, - the' chief of information :of the, department-of the army wrote.to Lt. .Colonel Van Vliet, on April 26, -195.0, requesting him to-submit a second memorandum on his visit to : the Katyn graves. Lt. .Colonel Van Vliet - submitted a detailed- second memorandum on the same subject dated · May 11, 1950, which has now been:declassified and is being released." "It is impossible not to ask, how does,such a report get'lost? Who. lost it? What kind of a filing system .does our government employ if reports get lost? Did some Communist in the department of defense steal it? Even more important, when the Van Vliet Do .-you know that nominal authority and| report r - eached the amVj were th shocked by actual-.:responsibility are so divided that a cloudj i t s receipt?'Did'they, wonder why thousands-of of confusion envelops Ft. Grant? Polish officers, were murdered and thrown into Do you know;the true, number of runaways a common grave? Did they appraise this revival each,month--in distinct contrast to the number of runaways .reported by school officials? Do you know the number'and nature of criminal offenses committed by runaways during their periods of escape? : Are you acquainted with the existing danger ·that somebody--escapee or victim--is likely to be ^killed as a-direct result of maladministration? Do you know the' extent of vandalism and destruction of-state property by the boys at the school? . - Do you know what disciplinary action is taken against boys who break rules? . Do you know that juvenile court judges commit boys, to Ft. Grant only as a "last resort," risking further and greater transgressions rather than using this abominable institution? * * * * It' is our humble opinion (which we have expressed before) that state government owes a debt to the boys at Ft. Grant, the people of the upper Sulphur Springs'valley and :the taxpayers throughout Arizona. The boys deserve a chance t become good Arizonians. Some of them are a Ft., Grant through no fault of their own, Thej should be trained in accordance with the newes and best methods of rehabilitation. The people .of the valley are entitled -to protection. A farmer, or rancher deserves freedom from anxiety for the safety and sanctity of his home and family in his absence. And the taxpayers of the state' deserve relief if their tax dollars are being wastefully and wantonly dissipated.* Our legislators, in establishing a $338,600 fund for Ft. Grant, meant that money to' fulfill the purpose for which it was appropriated. It was never dedicated to the 'support of incompetent and unqualified administrators.' ' . * · * * . Arizona's government is honeycombed with the same type of disease that plagues Ft. Grant. There is hardly an .institution, agency or department that should not, be ordered to redirect its energies toward greater efficiency 'and economy. But nothing symbolizes this' comprehensive problem so dramatically, as Ft. Grant. · We want to know this--and if you give us the answer, we'll pass 'it on to our readers: What specific actions would you_,take to end the Ft GcMtt jpabicm lor once tnd for all? , of the brutalities of Genghis Khan in terms of modern warfare? · .This is ColonelVan Vliet's recollection on May 11, 1950,' of "what happened to the report: "On-22'May'1945 Gen. Bissell discussed the case with me alone in his private office in the Pentagon for about. 2S minutes. He decided, that'it was important and directed'his' civilian/ female assistant (secretary? stenographer?) to go with me to closed-room across the hall and take dictation, I dictated my report, she typed it up and we added the photographs as enclosures. The General read the finished re- j port, directed that it be marked 'top secret' and filed. He then dictated the letter directing - me to silence, and had me sign a copy, of it in his presence; He explained the importance of my remaining silent, gave me my copy of the letter and thanked me." So, Colonel Van Vliet has no copy. But who is the "civilian female assistant"? Does she.have no- copy? Was only one copy typed? I raisg these questions because this is in line with the Alger Hiss, Judith, Coplon, Klaus Fuchs, John Abt, Charles Kramer, Harry Dexter White characteristics of our government. Is this purposeful destruction 'of American government records in.the interest of Soviet Russia?- set on some of that wonderful chopped chicken liver business that they specialize in up there. "And I was going to have one of those wonderful-oyster stews just to keep you company. Then 'you were going to have a bushel of wonderful ste»med clams, and a tub-'of melte'd butter: And I was going" to have an., issue of that/magnificent beef. pie. Boy,' it hurts me to even think-of 'it. It hurts goodsl mean." Mrs. Spelvin saw a sign not too demurely/proclaiming the conquering call of the pie a la mode at the Old Stage 'Coach. t "I am afraid we will have to turn back," she said, "I don't dare put on another ounce and I can't resist pie a la mode, the-way-they, do it. I'wantyou'to turn backy but please-ignore me." Mr. Spelvin--said that for dessert he would have .to .vote .for lemon meringues He had. seen it pictured. This lemon meringue had a head'on it'like sea-foam on a stormy shore.' Mr.-Spelvin was. a .little disappointed as they .drove up. That is, he'was not abruptly let down, but the-fir'st encounter rubbed some of the fuzz off his peach. "The young man at the 'registration desk lacked -warmth. He intended that Mr. Spelvin s'hould manhandle his own luggage- ' - · ' . - , " · · / - , "We are sort of roughing it here," the man said.. "You, can't get much help these days and what you" get is just what's left from the war." , . r "Oh, that's, all right," Mr. Spelvin said, "we are-all in it one way or another. I did mine,-in World' War. JI. and I am mannmg.'the. bulwarks'of the-home front now." Mr. Spelvin hustled; his duffle ,up. the stairs'and{un- locking the .-rickety door with-a dime-store''skeleton'key flung it open. With a. gesture of gallantry'learned-at the' movies, he mauled. Mary, off her feet and.rore. her over the threshold, 'it could be said.that this mighty, proceeding was ill-managed. Taken by,surprise Mary resisted and a nylon popped. It could only be said'at best he lugged his lithesome sprite, of feminine witchery into, their love bower :an'd bumped her roughly against a wardrobe. ' · · He observed that'there : was only one window, "that it was an interior-room, that the only''light was in,.the center of the ^ceiling dangling on a long "green cord, that there was no cheery hearth to stimulate quiet-.reveries and that the bed was 'not. a billowing four-poster of' vast- dimensions, but two narrow pallets of pressed'steel'painted like wood. There was a;,sign tacked on the wall warning Mr. an Mrs. George Spelvin, Americans, of horrible penalties b law .provided for him who should defraud, an innkeepe Somehow Mr." Spelvin thought it sounded almost like a accusation. 'Another sign said, "Turn, out lights when no in use" and a third one, "Bathroom downstairs, turn right. . "Well, there's only one thing to do,"'Mr. Spelvin said "let's try the wonderful food we've heard so much abou If that lives up to the billing, we can stand for this." "Oh, p I hope it does," Mrs. Spelvin said'almost, tear fully. "I hate this place by now, but I don't want to b disappointed, in that meal." .' i ' - . , A listless young woman attended them in the dinin, room. There were no'flowers on the tables. A few bris flies continued operations. Two other guests, a man an woman, at a square table across the' room' looked "at them as they might have at intruders. They were drinking. V "Well," Spelvin- exclaimed with artificial vim, "s this is the wonderful The Ye Olde Stage Coach Inn, Bar and GriU'~where--they".serve ,the wonderful. chopped chicken liver,-oyster stew and meat pie 'and all like that and boj am' I going to go to town!" The limp young woman answered in a pale voice,. "You .might-do. a-lot-better, in town.". , "How is, the chopped chicken-liver?" .' "Oh, that's been'bff since the place changed 'hands, NOW COMES THE SHOWDOWN -- By Douiling Find The 'Bacteria' First What Others Are Saying This is- the season of renunciation and we have a feeling there will be more of-it. Senator Taft recently renounced an, active bid -for the 1952 presidential nomination.: Now Gov. Dewey. has renounced his own "Wiite"House,aspir'ations,- having counted himself out ,, once'.before,' at the' time lie renounced the governorship of New York," a renunciation since withdrawn. Gen. Eisenhower, in whose-favor Gov. Dewey renounced, is an old renouncer in his own right.- Last December- he-said he.had no political ambitions or connections and'wanted none. At the latest report renunciations have not seen, received from Gov." James Duff of Penn- ,i;she said. "We don't have that no'more. You can have shrimp though, but it's canned." ' "No, never mind," Mrs.' Spelvin said. "Just bring me about a. bushel of steamed clams and oceans and oceans of melted butter." 'They'll-, take .quite a while," the young woman said. "Oh,-1 don't mind," said- Mrs. Spelvin. "And I want an oyster stew, made entirely of cream and about half a pound of butter melted-in it," Mr. Spelvin said. ' · "We ^ only got canned oysters," the girl said. "And condensed milk." \ "Any of that wonderful beef pie?" - "I guess there's some left," the girl said. "I'll see. We had a big party for noon and they like to cleaned us out." Mrs. Spelvin fearfully asked about pie a la mode. "Apple pie's out," the girl said. Mr. Spelvin flung back his chair with a clatter -and whipped -Mary to her feet. .They stalked from the dining. room of the Stage Coach, The apathetic' clerk was nowhere to be seen. George- Spelvin, American, manhandled his possessions" down the noisy stair and into his car. The pallid young woman stood on the porch'as the Spelvins' Climax Space Rocket with telepathic drive leaped to life. - , '"Sister," he called, "when I said I'was going to town; ! wasn't fooling.. Come on, mama, Mr. ancf Mrs.- George Spelvin, Americans,' are going to" town." . ; "(© 1950, King 'Features) CHICAGO, Oct. 2S.--The recent loud declamations of corruption in, both. New. York and Chicago' .continue to point'constantly in the direction, of one of the more- ancient adages.' Crime, and.cor- ruption, to, operate at the bottom. .and:in the' middle,.must have its germination-at the top. . · ; I couldn't make heads- or. tails of the myriad :revelations of last- we'ek's' big-blowoff here.. There: were too many .-Tonys: and 'Paul :the Waiters and- Little New Yorks. Too much . racing wire talk. , Too many old'corpses ex-, humed. Too many instances 'of' .cop corruption and gangster domination of business'and racket --altogether, toe much inside- !behmd-the-insJde, Cops '.'openly admitted taking; ice. Cops were' shown to be, privately employed as race-track- · detectives while, .working on a city payroll.. There was : . talk' of 'the syndicate, of tie-ups -with Kansas City and.St. Louis and Detroit". The shade, of Al Capons, -was invoked, 'of course--and old: Ed Kelly, the city's boss and national representative, thought-: ·fully died-at 74 .and'was- buried..amidst E. welter of sentimentality. Ed never did his party a.greater 'favor.' on election eve, because" the people largely loved him and flocked'to weep at his bier.' But the corruption o f ' a . city points to the top in -politics, then travels downward.: Kelly was beloved, but Kelly'was ever a practical politician. Kelly ran a'dirty- shirt.-town :for' the Democrats with'every weapon and · tool of old-fashioned party organization. Kelly, and the: Democratic party, bore' the,- insignia- of Chicago. Proud- or'poor, clean: or corrupt, as Mayor O'Dwyer, and Tammany and.Boss FJynn stand for.what goes on, good or bad, in' New York. The prime, aim of- practical- politics is to deliver" the vote,, thereby keeping party wheels in positions of' power. From., the positions of power, the ...wheels By Robert G. Ruark are enabled to dispense plums'to the deserving -- vast plums. of ; . contracts and.' commissions and perquisites. Political, organization needs heavy-money and intricate co-operation": with, influential crooksi , ,In recent years the hoodlums and furbished. racket chieftains have been able to "worm into'the- inner' councils of upper-bracket' political organizations, through .their contributions of cash,, occasional murder-and important in-~ fluence. The incomes .from their' legitimate ibusiness, .stepchildren of old criminalities, and their still active Brackets, provide immeasurable, melons "which yield, ripe slices/for the grasping poli-.- tician who will listen to : reason. Rackets must be protected to exist.',' Protection, starts at the- top. .When it funnels downward it rots every branch-on: the -way When this rottenness is. acceptec by the leaders .'of the land, in .order,to further selfish, politica power and ambition^ .then tin concjoners '.in high' office'·· ar guiltier than tha small-time hood the ward heeler, the precinct cap tain,' or 'the. flattie on the" bea with his "hand out for a fast fivi . . The "bookmakers and' dope- sellers and chsap. hustlers and - panderers, are almost less, evi ,than the system they serve.,They ' a r e only, .the malt and the hops, 1 without the-.- bacteria · that make beer." Without-.the;bacteria -the political boss, the crooked ^..legislator, the . bribed', public 'servant--they would find-it im possible to exist in,, dangerous mass. · , " - ' - . - , ''. ·' Experience has shown,that it is almost .a. waste- of time .to crusade against the individual, the lower echelon-"-transgressor, if his manipulators', sit. snugly upstairs until the "storm calms down.. Sen. Kefauveiy admirable man. though ..he be, has-.been wielding a broom at a swarm of bats, while the big buzzards.preen themselves and smirk. Dr. Rhee's Fate In Balance? By .David Lawrence. sylvania, Gov. Earl Warren' of Californiaj.-^o Harold" E. Stassen, president of'the University of Pennsylvania.''But we confidently expecfcthem, surely within the next two weeks.'. For. it is a respected rule of politics that you renounce the next 1 election but one if it may help* you win the election in. which ;you are .presently'embroiled.' --St. Louis Post-Dispatch. '' - 'Each seller these days who.is asking a higher price, whether for_ his goods or ior his labor, is 'in fact saying that the,credit and faith, of the United States treasury are of that much less value. By publicly advertising that dollars are worth less, which is what a price rise means, are they not commiting overt acts to undermine' the treasury and eventually the government? Are they not'subversives in the exact meaning of the-wordT. Should they not be. prosecuted, stopped, ·and punisheoUrader the .constitutional provision that congress shall have the. power "... to coin!imoney and regu-_ late the value thereof"? Shouldn't congress, and the President act to preserve the values £;Iife insurance^ savings banlc'deposits;'government bonds, pensions and religious; educational ami scientific "endowments? Or-Is' it that what happened' in China" and -other -bankrupt countries'"can't happen hert"J--John '»n«f1i«p i« the New York Times. WASHINGTON, f Oct. 28. -There's .an insidious, propaganda at work here.-to attempt .to discredit Syngmdn Ehee, -president of "the.Republic of Korea. On'the surface, it resembles the propaganda which started five years ago against Chiang, Kai-shek, and ultimately resulted in -the enforced collapse of the.Nationalist regime in China. One high American 'official who Is well, aware that the propaganda exists and resents it said today: '"Is the United States going to ;et the reputation in Asia of lelping, a government to fight victoriously against its . external enemies -only to drop it like joisoh thereafter?" American aid,, military and eco-" nomic, went to Chiang Kai-shek when he was helping to keep at bay the'Japanese armies on the Mntinent of Asia. But as soon as r apan surrendered in 1945, the ffort to break down the Nation- ih'st government began. From this the' Communists derived ;reat satisfaction. Indeed, it is :ot yet established-', how much Communist influence did infil- rate Washington and produce, lis weakening of American 1 sup- ort for Chiang Kai-shek. Today President Rhee stands as -.the constitutionally elected executive of this republic. His government" has been formally- recognized by the United States and,by the/Unite'd Nations as the legitimately established go'vern- ment of Korea. It has, moreover, been asserted officially by the United States that the 38th parallel was. not a.boundary of the republic and that the ,XJ.N. recognized 'the' entire area of 'Korea as -within the,jurisdiction of the government of .Korea, But now skeptics are spread-- ing the "word 'that Dr. "Rhee-is, recognized only for South-Korea,', -thus. endeavoring to perpetuate' the very.fiction that the 'Soviets sought, to implant with 'their cry- -jtha.tr the- outbreak: in'JKorea was," just a; "civil war." ' Under the. conatttotion of Kore*, Dr. Rliee'« term doesn't expire until: 1952.^. He is president of aU Korea, by virtue of. an election :that the, U. N-. approved: He is not just president .of- the- southern, area. His. troops- are in the. north exercising military- control over the northern region. It is true, that 17. N.. forces are. assisting the South Korean armyi .but-this., in no wise subtracts i'rom the sovereignty of the Ko-- rean Republic. It is natural for the U..N., which supervised the' first elections, to-see to it that supplementary, elections, are held in certain districts so that the people in North Korea who have .been coerced" by the'Communists now can choose freely the men they want to~ represent them .in. the. Korean national legislative- body. But this program of electing- members to vacancies in the Korean congress has nothing to do with the legitimacy of the present Korean government despite the strange efforts of opponents of Dr. Hhee in America to try to give the impression that a new election must be ordered. The innuendoes refer to Dr. Rhee as a "reactionary" and as opposed to "agrarian reforms"-the very.same words that, curiously enough, cro_pped up so frequently when .the department of state was being slowly but surely persuaded to .abandon Chiang Kai-shek a few years ago. ' The department of state has managed to prove to 'many fair- minded people -that, whatever mistakes' it made in handling Chiang Kai-shek were ^.conscientiously made and without Communist "inspiration, directly or indirectly. If Dr- Hhee, however, now meets the same fate at the hands of the department of state that Chiang Kai-shek did,-the" charges" wfll certainly be re- sewed.. If, despite the sacrifices made by American troops to fight Communist aggressien -in. Korea, r the Communists -nevertheless-.win.' their point in weakening' Dr. Ehea-,and, getting *~belp'?i\ih8t effort'from various persons} inside tin-American-foyemment, TryAndStop:Me By Bennett Cerf The poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow for which 1 he , is probably 'best known today is Hiawatha, but at the.time itSvas first published the; general- con-, sensus. of important reviewers'; was -highly -unfavorable. Mr. Fields, -Longfellow's publisher, 1 was particularly incensed by the notices-in his.'own home; city of Boston, · He gathered them ' all together,one: day and summoned the-author. "Mr.-.Longfellow;" he; declared, "these attacks and libels must; be stopped." 1 . Longfellow asked mildly "How is our Hiawatha selli- ?" FieMs.'an- ..swered "Incredibly. It's'-making new records for poetry .in this country every day." : "If that's:. the case," said .Mr. Longfellow putting on his hat.and.coat,'"sup- pose we let our .''critics go right ahead advertising- jt" · . * * » . - * ' At- a dinner party in Holly-.- ·wood, there '.'was''loud lamentaV tion about the reams of irresponsible gossip ' and, scandal .'·''circu- lated.- constantly, in or -about'the film. colony.. "Who starts these ., stories,, anyhow?" d e m a n d e d Jane Wyman. "It must."be" the .men.. Women never make up malicious" stories like that." Director Anatole Litvak agreed, "No-they only repeat them."' - (©· 1950. by-Bennett Cerf. . Dist. .by King ^Features) AT LEAST THERE WILL ' ALWAYS BE A.TEXAS "We hate to'add to the .world's current troubles btt fearless journalism dictates otherwise. When'Texas was admitted to statehood on Dec. 29, ISiS, congress adopted a" resolution empowering Texas to split itself into' five states if it felt .like" it Well she's beginning to feel like it. We pause to 1 permit any .reader, who feels that-he can't stand the idea of a future with five-Texases in it to depart quietly. Lt. Gen. Ernest-0. Thompson, commanding the- Texas national guard; and. member, of the state railroad Commission, makes'-this thinly veiled threat: "We, lave two- powerful senators now.and- could have eight .more. There would be East Texas, West Texas, North .Texas and ,South Texas. And, of course, there'd always be Texas." What b'rings the general to this ·- dank mutter is the-'possibility of ' statehood for Alaska which is larger than- Texas, a situation definitely not to 'be- tolerated by proud Lone Star Staters. Representative Lloyd Millard Bentsen Jr., of McAUen, Tex-., is' masterminding the Washington end of he c a m p a i g n 'to subdivide.-Walter Davenport, in Collier's. CAROL MOVES OVER _ I'm told that for the last two ·ears the most popular name for 'irl babies has;been.Susan. " ' - There are fashions, in names. A Condon »»acher who" retired' re- enfly.;s'ays · that her first .class -n 1905..-- contained rows of Rosa- nds. Muriel was the-most pop-^ ular name in 1910. Mariorie in 1914, Betty in 1919, Anne in 1923, r Sa]]y In 1929, Sandra in 1.945. Since then, Carols have been well to the fore.--"G. P.," in Answers, .'London. Earlier this year it was estl- ' mated that the government had approximately 246 million pounds of peanuts in storage. This would fjJl 1.3 biJJion three ounce~bags. Since fo.ur million-odd seats is the rated capacity-'of major parks, stadiums and arenas in the country, the government had'enough peanuts to ,, supply every seat holder with about one bag each- day for 300 days if there "-were ; that many capacity events "held in a year.--Tax-Outlook. ' - - f - It will be susad day for American*, diplomacy. , Dr. , Rbee v '- needs ' stauftch'and unequivocal support;' His prestige in his "own. country., is at stake -as word.reacb.es -there "'. that--certain .U.N",,,member* j.and, perhaps^the state,department ar« oorin their" attitude. , ·· i (Reproduction

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