•it WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 1949 Politics Poison For Economists D«»piU Intentions, Top Officials Get Caught in Snares ny Clark* B**ch WASHINGTON — Trie President'! Council of Economic AdvUers »t»rt- <tf out with > noble Intention—to Tf«p out of politics. But now th« advisors know that a lop official In Washington Is bound to be in politics regardless of whether he wants to be. Dr. Edwin O. Nourse, the council's chairman, Is reported to have sponsored, late In 1M«, the Idea that the council should remain alool from the machinery of government The other two' members of the council acquiesced for a year and a half. The council had been urged' to testify before the Congressional Joint Committee on the Economic R*port, to discuss with the members the council's semi-annual statement to the President. But when Senator Taft, then committee chairman was told of the council's wish no 1 to be Involved in a controversy which was bound to have political implications, he did not Insist that they appear. But last summer two of the councilmen began to talk. Leon H. Keyserling testified before a congressional commute on behalf of the administration's anti-Inflation bill. John D. Clark testlfed before another congressslonal committee. When the new chairman of the Joint Committee on the Economic Report, Senator O'Mahoney, renewed the invitation to the council this session, Keyserling and Clark agreed to testify. They ardently supported the administration's anti-inflation program, and the brick-bats began A» fly. Legislators, ad writers, col- > ^mhtsts and speakers took Issue with them. They found it necessary fa defend their positions publicly. Keyserling even wrote a letter to a newspaper about it. Nourse never testified before Congress. But he began to make speeches. Former Secretary of Defense Forrestal urged him to give talks on economics at two ' orientation ocurses In the Pentagon, to be attended by top military and civilian leaders. Nourse was dubious and talked to Presient Truman about it. The President is reported to have told him to go ahead. The speeches were to -have been off-the-fecord. But when some of his listeners related what they had heard, Nourse gave out copies In order to keep the record straight. His second speech, on April 5, touched off a political explosion. He spoke of the North Atlantic pact and of providing arms for the pact nations. He said It wouldn't be economically safe simply, to add such an expense to the present government budget. Promptly the foes of the administration turned ^Nourse's argument to their own uses. Anti- Marshall Plan forces, anti-Atlantic Pact legislators and economy-minded members of Congress all fount ammunition in Nourse's suggestions Some observers thought they det- BLYTHEVrLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS 'avigator Is Pott; ends Rhyming Notes o His Passengers NEW YORK, OT—Navigator Cnl- n B. McNeely, a poellc soul, often sues routine (light reports iu ij'inc to transatlantic passengers v American Overseas Airlines !ancs. Wlicii Hying way up yonder stlnm- les his muse, he turns out a verse is]>lred by the Immediate occasion. Plotting the course of a flight of nr brides from Europe, lie came l> with this one: "As your flagship points Us nose to the v.esl , "And moonbeams and Stardust fall gently around, "We hope that this flight starts a life for the best, "And you. memories are pleasant when we reach the ground." Another time—to soothe his i>as- ESCAPK SHIP RETURNS—The Polish linerBatory^m _.. the .United Stales last month, moves slowly up the harbor at New York on Its return voyage. .The vessel wai> boarded by numerous government agehU. on Its arrival. ,<AP Wirepholo). HAL BOYLE'S COLUMN Friend of War Correspondents Learns Five Years After of Ernie Pyle's Death By Hal Boyle VOUILLY, France --I/PJ— Time and war have spared both Madame rtumel and her ancient stone chateau. And both are now weathering the peace well. To many of the 45 war correspondents touring European battlefields via the American Overseas Airlines, the trip wouldn't be com- ecteci isolationism in administration circles or antagonism between the economists and the military lead—s. . The President found it necessary a couple of days later to say flatly at his press conference that he had no- Intention of deducting the cost of Atlantic Pact arms from the administration's present military budget. One economist. comment- Ing on Nourse's unhappy position, said the development proved ""it is Impossible to divorce politics from economics—thy are part of the same thing." Meanwhile R controversy continues within the council itself. Keyserling and Clark have suporled the President's plea for stand-by controls to combat any renewal of inflation..Nourse, feeling that we art now in a state of healthy "disin- controls should be adopted. This kind of situation was i... ticipated by the Hoover Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch. The commission said the Council is handicapped by being a multiheaded body. The commission recommended that the council "be replaced by an office of the Economic Advisor and that it-have a single head." An economist • who. worked with the commission said 'that this report was submitted to the White House before it was .released and received a favorable review. off the highway into ered lane between two plele without a visit to Madame Hamel's chateau. For them it was one of the great battlefields of the campaign. Around and inside ILs cream gray walls raged terrible afflicts. But they were all word battles, and all the wounds were menial. The battle.s were between new- men and censors of the American First Army's press camp, which headquartered in the chateau. From it the story of the memorable war in Normandy went out to Hie world. . I went .back to see the place with Ivan rcy") Peterman of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Tom Henry of the Washington Star. We turned i leaf-bow( - _ old hedgerows down which the time-stained chateau has looked for centuries. Ha» Kl-u for Correspondents There . was great excitement In the'household when we rolled Into tfce courtyard. Madame Hamel herself, a white-haired woman in her seventies, who has retained the blue eyes of childhood, hobbled out to meet us.'She gave us each in turn an apple-pink cheek kiss. And when the rest of (he family tumbled out we saw that something new nad been added—two small grandsons. They were the children ot her only son. Dumilly, a shy farmer of 40-odd who had spent three years as a prisoner of the Germans. "Les Correspondents!" cried Madame Hamel. "Lea . Correspondents!" It was a wonderful reunion. The family made us come into the living room, where still wander the ghosts of some of the finest censor-slain phrases never printed. They gave us some wafers and ' wine »nd a few nips of rare old calvados .liqueur. Madame showet in a number of letters written to her by soldiers who had enjoyec her hospitality, and "Cy" made up proprlate remarks in his Impeccabli Pennsylvania Dutch French. I walked to a bright sunny cor er of the room that had been llv avorite working place of Erni There on the table was th over of an . old magazine witl Ernie's picture on the cover, ani wanted to cry. Yes, Madam Humel remembered. She wa hocked when we told her tha Einie had been killed in the Paci war. le Shima' is a -long rom the village of Voullly, he had _never learned of his deatl Campsite Again a Pasture Then we went out into the sun nine and walked across the conn •ard and into the old cow pastur Ve looked imdei the great trees, a old campsite, and there wa lothlng left to show were our ten ind stood. At night we had lain in the ten nd heard the German planes roa >y on the way to bomb the supp] caches. And the antiaircraft gin n nearby fields woulci waken an lark like huge watchdogs — Rump ^unipf! Rumpf. And we'd put o' iclmets over our faces and hop 10 spent fragment of weary met: would 'rip through the tent— ar We asked about a young blac mare that used to nibble chocola bars from our pockets. Dumilly le Make this Golden Discovery for Yourself! OOLDEN'Wer COLLINS Made with Seagram's Ancient Bottle Gin CM), S«t«*A nri 6«M»! >4ftr Cdlim: Juice of '/i lemon, 1 ttis[>oonful fint ulittd lugar, 114 01. SEAGRAM'S Ancient Bottlt GIN. ShiVe with cracked ice ind pour unitnined into a Collini jlnt. Fill with carbonated water; itfr and terve with jtice oT temon ind cherry. am* AN AMERICAN ORIGINAL DISTILLED FROM AMERICAN GRAIN. 90 PROOF. S EAG RAM-D I ST1 LLE RS CORP., N Y. PAGE .engcrs alter a takeofl dflny caused >y mechanical trouble—the bald of the airways told them: "We're sorry we caused you this short delay, "Bill onc« again we're untlei 1 way. 'Engines, like huniiuis, get a pain or ache, "And so our mechanics must operate." McNccly, a native of Dululh, Minn., studied medicine for a year uflcr being graduated from the University of Minnesota. Later he worked In the American Airlines traffic department In Cincinnati. He served In the All- Transport Command during Ihe war. s across the pasture to her. A colt railed her— her first. Bui she rc- nembered us. too, or seemed to. Anyway she snuffled soni« candy f rom our hands. Dumilly then took us into a dim tone barn and pointed at a famil- ar vehicle stabled there. "Le Jeep," he said proudly. It was i Jeep he had bought after Ihe var. Someday, he said, he was go- HK to learn [o drive It, Seeing the Jeep, this four-wheeled emombrance of things past, made us a little snd. It was lime to go. We skipped a rock across the drying moat for o'r times sake, and then we rode iuvny. And nous of us looked back, jerause it was a world In which we no longer reslly belonged. 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