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THE SHRKVEPORT TIMES, SHREVEPORT, LA. FRIDAY, MARCH 1. 1940 TOUR MORNING NEWSBAPEB "COCKPIT OF EUROPE," 1940 ytv ; (Founded June 1. 1872) Robert Ewing, Publisher. 1908-1931 Entered at the Cnlted States Postofflce, Shreveport. Louisiana, as second-class matter; Issued Mornings, Sunday, by The Times Publishing Company, Ltd, Nos. 408-410 Marshall Street. John D. Ewing Editor and Publisher L. A. Mallhes General Manager Charles A. Hazen Managing Editor Walter VJinehell Ifrl On Broadway Copyright. 13I. Pally Mirror. Inc. . V-I ' I 1 I U LI MLMBKR OF TUB ASSOCIATED I'RKSS The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use for republication of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited In this paper end also the .local news published herein. Sl'HSCRIPTlON RATES Payable In Advance Dally. Only 12 Months $7 80 1 Month .65 Sunday Only 1 Month 50 12 Months ....5.00 Dally and Sunday 13 Months (10.20 1 Month 85 1 Week .20 1 Week Additional postage required on subscriptions outside first and second tones, also on foreign subscriptions. The Branham Company, national advertising representatives. Offices la New Vork, Chicago, Atlanta, Detroit, St. Louis, Kansas City, Dallas, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Charlotte, Portland and Seattle. The Shreveport Times is an independent newspaper. It prints the news impartially. It supports what it believes to be right. It opposes what it believes to be wrong with-out regard to party politics. Memos of a Columnist's Girl Friday Dear Mr, Column: Hedy Lamarr and her ex-groom Fritz Mandl (who recently married agitin, too) will battle It out once more in the courts. Over the settlement of their divorce, of all things! . . . Hear anything about a middle-alliance for Margaret Lindsay and Geo. Sanders, ot the Hollywood studios? They have It pretty, pretty bad . . . Pay no att'n to that talk about an elopement for Gloria Vanderbilt, who Is only 16. She isn't a dope to elope knowing she'd be cut off without a cent. RKO Just gave her a screen test ... I didn't see anything about Mr. and Mrs. Walte- Llppmann sailing with Myron Taylor and Sumner Welles . . . . . . For two thousand years, Confucius was remembered as a wise man. Aloi s; came a Broadway columnist and made him a wise guyl . . . Frances Day, the British revue star, took the Clipper home after being okayed by that Detroiter's family, but not by him! . . . What was that hushed up war between Lyn Logan, formerly known as Claire Ray, and Mrs. H. Content? Happened the other night at the Sunny Isles spot In Florldi). , . The Frederick Steel-man Baiiies start separation action this week. Both veddy social. The Beachcomber spot Is owned by dozens of guys as you know. Monte Proser being "In for a chunk" . . . Monte was groaning last night that he couldn't sleep. To which Nicky Blair quipped: "Tonight when you go to sleep, instead of counting sheep, count your partners" ... I see where several of our deniers who went to the bother of denying the item about Alice divorcing Tony, had to write special articles for their papers confirming it! . . . Ethel Merman and B. Lahr arc feuding again over the ad liberties she's taking . . . Paul Muni had a beeg fight with director Guthrie McClintic and told him what he thought of his direction, etc. Mis, r. Vanderbilt, Jr., says she is suing only for separate maintenance, and isn't Interested In bothering with any more male Vanderbilts . . . K. Hepburn's brother, who has a play making the rounds ("Sea Air") has not only a play about Katharine as reported, but an extremely complete biography of her private life . . . Haila Stoddard was sicker than the papers said. Almost died. . . . Bill Hillman, Collier's European director, Is back and he tells chums the low-down on Hore-Belisha's resignation, to wit . He insisted that England send more troops to France and declare war nn Russia. Chamberlain broke with Mm on those issues . . . Sally O'Neill will announce her betrothal any clay to A. Weber . . . After 30 years the Arthur Judsons are asunder. She Is In Reno. He's manager of the N. Y. Philharmonic. This gives you an Idea of what a coffee shortage there is In Italy , . . Duce swapped his most famous footballer (Piola) to Brazil for a shipment of Java! . . . "Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet" Is leading candidate for the Academy Award. But Norman Burnslde, who conceived the idea for it, submitted the plan to every studio in H'wood until Warners accepted It! . . . Viking has called back the galleys on M. Levin's "The Citizens" (scheduled for next month) from the book-dealers ... It deals with the White " .mm. y THE TRAFFIC BATTLEFIELD Contrary to the opinion held by many motorists, the traffic safety picture in the United States is not taking on a brighter hue. The improvement which was recorded in the early part of last year has vanished, and for the four months ending January 31, each month showed a larger number of deaths than the same month of the previous year. In making public the January death toll which was six per cent higher than in January of 1939 the National Safety council pondered the possibility that war abroad may have caused Americans to have less regard for human life on the highways of this country. "It is significant," said Col. John Stillwell, president of the council, "that the unbroken increases in America's traffic toll during the last four months began almost simultaneously with the outbreak of War overseas. Can it be that we, too, are holding human life more cheaply?" The question is a sensible one. History reveals that there are deep-rooted psychological causes behind many wars. A people may resort to arms because of sheer boredom. The militant spirit seems to spread from a warring nation into neighboring lands which are at peace. The recklessness which is an inevitable part of war is contagious. We frankly doubt that this is the factor responsible for the rising traffic death trend in the United States in the past four months. Yet, it is something which every driver should consider. Is he unconsciously relaxing his vigilance? Does slaughter abroad tend to make him less sensitive to the need for safeguarding lives on the streets and highways here at home? Your motor car can be the equivalent of a machine-gun or aerial bomb in destructiveness. You, a driver, sit there with a finger on the trigger, a hand poised over a lever releasing death. A moment of recklessness may mean that you bring the toll of war into your own community. This approach may seem far-fetched. But it isn't. Sitting at the wheel of an automobile isn't just an agreeable right inherent in free American citizenship. It is a serious responsibilityfar too often treated lightly. o RELIEF FOR FOREIGN LANDS iti. -i -i u i.- -i -i a....: :j 4 i ...... LISTEN WORLD By ELSIE ROBINSON WHY DO WE LIKE IMKKl(KSr A letter, at first glance, Juit an other one of those triangles. f'Thanlt heaven that sort of trash doesn't touch MY life I" you say. Bu ; don't be too. sure. A common set-up ... twb girls, one man, all unmarried. Thi man's a bright fellow, seems very f jperlor. Passed his bar exams well, bu hasn't made much of a record sine . Reads excellent books, talks brilll nt but Is subject to bitter moods, F 'els he's misunderstood is becmoln ; dally more cynical. The older girl has gone with him for years. She's intelligent, generous, deeply devoted to him. She) believes he has great possibilities aifld Is always trying to encourage him urging him to make the most of himself. At first he seemed grateful for such help biit lately he has becom s resent, ful. Nwv he seems to have thrown her over and Is constantly In the company of a brainless, clinging little creature one of the oh-arem't-you wonderful! tribe. The older girl Is cruelly hilt. How has she failed him what las she done to alienate him? J v She has, of course, donefcothlng save challenge his laziness Aid conceit. But that, with many Cf us, is an unforgivable crime. 1 Theoretically, we humans Ire supposed to be grateful to tritse who believe In and prod up our Better Natures. J Practically, we're anything butl We like, of course, to moar about our loneliness ... brood over misunderstandings . . . spend long hours with some adoring listeners, analyzing your earnings, wking for advice. But when it comes to shutting off the broadcast and setting down to action that's something else! Actually, our misery is a most convenient lacket serving several purposes. As an excuse for not actinj regular, melancholia is the tops! A wounded heart alibis endless cussed-ness. Healthy, happy humans are expect- ed to bustle right along and do their chores. And be responsible for their blunders. But you cdn't poesiblv ask scmeone who's Just two Jumps from suicide, to drop in at Charlie's mar ket for the supper st'.-ak, can you? wretchedness also provides swell sops for egotism. Could anvthlne be more flattering than the spectacle of one's self standing apart, lonely and unappreciated, too fine and rare for common understanding? It does not occur to us that fch lowij skunk and the humble garlio are likewise isolated and probably for i:-uch the same reason! Ah, no we're far too pleased with the notion that the vulgar mass remains alaof through awe and envy. A few candid words fiom a frank friend would speedily kt.ock this silliness out of us. Which is why franlt fuends are apt to oe so extremely unpopular. For the last thing we leally want to know Is the truth about ourselves. And the lest thiiig we want to take Is constructive critl-cism. Why do we like Inferiors? Why do brilliant, solitary souls so often surround themselves with mental pee-wees? That's why. A frank friend would make us use oo.' brilliance and wire Cain wlthour solitude. So we seek instead, the dumbbell and the !' pe. whose stupidity serves as a fail for cur Intelligence, and who dasn't tell us where to head In, Are you still so sure that letter uoet-n 1 app;y to YOU! (Copyright. 1940. Kin Ftat. Synd., Int. I Today in History 1817 Act of Congress dividing the Mississippi Territory; the western part to form the state of Mississippi, and the eastern portion the Territory of Alabama. 1845 Joint resolution of congress for the annexation of Texas signed by President Taylor with Texas reserving for Itself the right to divide itself into not more than five states In the future. 1887 Nebraska admitted to statehood as the 37th state. 1891 Tariff act containing first provision that imported articles must be labeled "Made in (name of country)" in effect. 1907 An Act of Congress stopped use of simplified spelling in printing office President Theodore Roosevelt's pet hobby. 1910 The Rockefeller Foundation "to promote the well-being of man- -kind throughout the world" estab. llshed. 1913 Webb-Kenyon act passed hy.i congress over president' vet.n.nrn. ' hlblts liquor shipments Into dry states. 1932 19-months-old1 Charles A, Lindbergh, Jr., kidnaped from his home. Interesting Facts The great tei -her 1 mnosea no maximum on his students, rather, he evokes their life. . Vilpurl or Etborg In Finland, next In size to the capital itself, was for many centuries the outer bulwark of western civilization against the ceaseless attacks from the east. One of the most celebrated evnts In connection with the city was the "Explosion of Vilpurl" in the year 1495, when the Russian hordes attempted In vain to storm the city. A noted English author, pestered by autograph seekers, found the ideal solution, at least with those who wrote in asking for his autograph. His wife, acting as secretary, would " send the desired autograph accompanied by a remark she would like In return a donation to her pet charity and suggesting that any sum from a quarter up would be acceptable., f of "Gone With the Wind." Any one has made his fortune who will give women something to wpep over and men something to laugh at. CLAVT. tilitrlh,(nt by (,,, ilrn rratiir. Inc. Knpioducticn Stricliy Prohibit.' Helsinki. One of the Interesting things to watch in this warring capital Is the effect of the big passive war on foreign newspaper men here covering this little active one. There are about a dozen American reporters, almost as many British, about half a dos?en French, perhaps two dozen Scandinavians, half . a dozen Germans and a scattering of lone Jugoslavs, Italians and Japanese, most of whom center around the dining room of the Hotel Kamp, which Is press headquarters. In addition there are, of course, many reporters for the Finnu,h newspapers. They all mix smoothly, the British and Americans often teaming up on stories. When you walk Into the dining room most of the tables are mixed a couple of American reporters, the representatives of the British Broadcasting Company, maybe an Italian photographer. The lone wolvp.s are the Germans. They eat and drink their beer at a Republic Steel strike of 1937 arid I guess they're scared of Its dynamite. . . . The De Marcos planned dissolving their act after their booking at the Royal Palm, but changed their minds. They go Into El Morocco soon. Tommy Corcoran, the President's legal adviser, Just gave his fiancee, the sooo very pretty Peggy Dowd, a diamond rock blgger'n she is! . . . Mrs. Dick Fishell (he's the sports announcer) planed to Chicago for a divorce. Mutual consent etc. . . . J. B. T. Scrlpps, who did the Gargantua piece for Life Mag, is J. Bryan, 3rd, associate ed of the Satevepce . . . The romance of Barbara Smith, the deb. and Bob Gardiner, of Yale, has oop'd . . . Janet Gaynor's sis, Hilary, Is unwinding from Jack Gordon of Fox Movietone. She will next blend with a San Fran biz man. The latest cocktail In town is "The Nazi Scuttle" . . , You sink before you can count three. ... A syndicate which feeds country papers has lost five of its columnists in a year. Because of Instructions to poinon-pen FDR . . . The denial of divorce for Sarah Palfrey Fabian, the tennis lady, hasn't cooled her Interest in Elwood Cooke. Sizzling . . . The widow Mc-Kettrick (whose husband was Mr. Big for a clggle firm) quietly married Hans Hippel recently. He's 28. . . Lillian Roth, who got socked by a boy pal, is forgetting it with a Juvenile from one of the shows . . . Several N. J. bigshots (Gov. Moore Included) are readying a half million action against a trade paper ... I hear the Nazi-Jap pact (negotiated after the Communazi merger) is heading for a collapse, maybe in six weeks. Editor and Publisher called. They're not staffing that new gazette . . . The man who is begs secrecy . . . It's a boy at the M. Rath-bones. He's head of American Communications Ass'n ... The Chapln Library of Williams College has Mass. and N. Y. cons looking for the thief who took a first folio of Shakespeare. Worth between 50 and 80 as. it is red morocco bound. . . The Daily Worker is a bit late with their denial of your Bill DeCorrevont story. They ran the denial on the 18th. The mid-West and Chicazo sports pages confirmed It on the 14th and 16th! . . . Billy Rose's show at a Fair cafe will be his Diamond Horseshoe hit. It .will be re-named "The Barbary Coast" . . . Another one of your big-name "Firsts" which met with denial recently, will be confirmed in about three 1 months. "She" admits that secretly to intimates. HR has Invited the frown heads of Great Britain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Norway, Denmark, Italy and Sweden to Join him via the radio In a round the world religious convocation In the interest of peace. To be held on the afternoon March 16th . . The Third Term managers have noti fied the President on the T. T. nom ination: "You can have It if you want It and you can win it if you take It!" ... I sent you several stickers now appearing on mirrors of gum machines in subway stations, Thpy read: "W. W. for President, La-Guardla for Vice President" but this is the showstopper one of them adorns the door of "The Dewey-For-President" headquarters on 42nd Street! Haw! Your (iirl Friday. i Says- voted even a small amount of his valuable time knows that you appreciate It. Yes, by all means write a "thank you" letter. It has four distinct uses: First, It shows you appreciate the time he spent on the Interview. Second, it may serve to keep you In his mind. It may remind him ot you at some future time, even though he may not employ you this time. Third, it will pave way for another Interview in your securing a Job. Fourth, It will show him that you are a courteous person. START Sf'KAI'HOOK Manv readers are cutting out these columns and pusllng I hem in snuplMiok so lluil they may review nml sludv them as a tet-Imiok fin success. Why not start your uccess Scrapbook now? Anniversaries 1732 William Cushing, Massachusetts Jurist, Justice of the U. S. supreme court, 1789-1810; born at Sci-tuate, Mass. Died there, Sept. 13, 1810. 1837 William Dean Howells, New York editor, novelist, leading man of letters of his generation, born at Martins Ferry, Ohio. Died May 11, 1920. 1848 Augustus Saint - Gaudens, famed sculptor, whose work raised American sculpture to a foremost place in the world's art. born In Dublin. Died at Cornish, N. H., Aug. 3, 1907. 1859 Charles F. Lummis. Los Angeles writer, editor and student of Southwcs lore, born at Lynn, Mass. Died Nov. 25, 1928. 1861 Henry Harland, noted novelist of New York and London, born in New York. Died in Italy, Dec. 20, 1905. 1866 Henry A. Wise Wood, New York Inventor of high speed newspaper presses, born in New York. Died April 9, 1939, Horoscope Today gives an analytical mind, a very Independent chamcter, and re-gard for the real properties of life. There will be much caution and rcti- jg..,- .uuui piieoiiai itiians; dui an .itvrncss to Impart knowledge con- p" vk me particular tning.i in wnicn ' ZX " ' Interested. There Is a "here Is a yrtahted.) ! it me of home. (Copyrighted.) 15 . for this country to be merely areas. Other countries should part. The American angel of whole burden, depriving other; than ever" and demor stronger Kiyn NOW AT YOUR DALE CARNEGIE Author of "How to Win Friends and Influence People" vnat fnouiu ue uuiie hiiuui .ninei ican am u ?Lcii in; peoples in Europe? How much assistance should be given? How should the money be assembled? What is the proper relationship between this country's obligation to its own needy, and its humanitarian duty to help war's victims across the sea? These questions need a thorough airing. Yesterday Herbert Hoover told the house foreign affairs committee that it should begin a general program of appropriations for European relief, starting with an initial figure of $10,000,000 to $20,000,000. Specifically, he supported pending bills for relief of war victims in Poland. There is, of course, a duty which cannot be ignored. A starving child and there may be hundreds of thousands of them in Europe before this war is over will require onlv a NEWS BEHIND. THE NEWS By PAUL MALLON Through Propaganda Hull Has Built Up Basement Fire French Planning to Buy Our Dark Leaf Tobacco Again FDR Plans to Protect Canal Zone Against Dictators Democratic Senators Want Anti-Third Term Vote Held (l)lilribulcd bt King Pralnro Rynfllciitr, nit... reproduction in Whale r in I'ni-t Slrictlj Proliiliitnl.) William L. Hi Takes a table near the wall, which honored custom has decreed is the German table. The British and French avoid speaking to them. Ths Americans sometimes exchange casual nods with them. For no very good reason, it seldom get3 beyond that. P Occasionally a Scandinavian Journalist sits for half an hoar at the Ger-man table. The little toothy Japanese representative of Domel News Agtncy Is their most frequent guest. The Finns are very careful to be correctly courteous uC the Germans. In the past Finland h?d many links with Germany. When Finland was still a province of the Russian Tsars, Germans trained the nucleus of that Finnish army t.lnch was later to win her independence from Russia. Many Germans fought for Finland In that war and settled in Ftn-Irnd afterward. Today Germany Is In a position to wreck Finland's prospects by closing the narrow channel which connects her witn the outside world. While GcrmVjy has not yet court, glad to get back to the law, was a teacher of ten years at the University of Detroit. He thinks enemies he made in the Justice department are trying to discredit him. Stimulant: Fresh buying here by the Allies will be announced soon. The French who have been out of our dark leaf tobacco market, from which they usually take 20,000,000 pounds annually, have sent Inside notice to government officials that they are resuming purchases. Lord Lothian, the British ambassador, has been In almost dally conference at the state department, emerging with batches of penciled notes concerning purchasing arrangements and ideas for liquidation of British-held American securities. Scheming: Confidential code advices from cruising President Roosevelt have indicated to his staff here that he may stop off at the Netherlands Islands of Curacao and Aruba on the way back from the Canal Zone. Offlclaldon here does not know why, but It is a matter of inside knowledge that whi-n Hitler massed German troops against the Netherlands border, some weeks ago, Mr. Roosevelt massed a few cruisers in the Caribbean nearest the vital spots In the Dutch West Indies. It may now be told that this government would not have permitted these strategic points near the Panama Canal to fall Into dictatorial hands. An arrangement was probably made privately with the Netherlands government although this cannot be related definitely on good authority, Precaution: Mr. Roosevelt's excursion among the Pacific Islands off the Canal Inadvertently brought to light a wholly new Inside phase of his neutrality zone program. The 300 mile limit was. fixed In order to bring In all the defensive islands which might be used as basis of air attack In this hemisphere. The precaution will be followed with a mutual agreement whereby ny zone government may use ! the porta of any other nation for ihclr Look tione this, no one forgets that it was the Russo-German treaty, giving Malln his free hand in the Baltic which turned the R-id army loose In Finland. No one forgets that Germany and Russia are allies, and while It may be a temporary pact, no one knows how much military Information Is exchanged between the two. No one krows how much of what any Ger man sees or hears in Finland may happen to trickle Into Russia." So the Germans sit at their table rkine, full of scowls rrd official busi ness, anf. no one takes out to din net any of the girls who sit at the Germans' table because you can't toll what they might drop or maybe they are out to pump yoj, and If any of the Germans have noen let go near the actual front I have not heard it, rnd while the Finns are correctly courteous to them on every point. I tio not think It would be fun to be a scowling German n Free Finland fighting to stay free. Battleships without the usual restrictions. This way, the United States will have the right to use all these Islands owned by the Panama and other governments, and in emergency we will be able to establish antiaircraft defenses upon them. The old Idea of buying the Islands rumors of which have arisen out of the Roosevelt trip do not seem to be Justified. Distress: A number of Democratic senators are appealing privately to Senator Rush Holt of West Virginia to hold off on his anti-third-term resolution. The appealing group Is composed almost entirely of senators who are up for re-election this year. They are against third terms but do not want to vote on the resolution because they may have to run on the same ticket with Roosevelt. Also some of them are running for third, fourth and fifth terms. Crossroads Scribe With some misgivings that he might not live long enough to finish "Gon With the Wind," the Scribe took a day off to see the screen version of it. It's a super-picture and graphically portrays the passing of a social and economic order that flowered and flourished Into a well-nigh perfect civilization. The "plantation system of the Old South may have had its imperfections, but It produced a superior type of statesman and a lot of prosperity and contentment. John Sharp Williams, the last of the planter-statesmen, said there never had been and probably never would be any Improvement on It. With an epidemic of colds raging, there was much sniffing Bnd crying going on In thf theatir during the picture. Women will fr.rm a queue a mile long to see ft s)nw that will make 'em imd. Happiest when In tears, they sure get their mmiryj worth out Iff pittance for sustenance. Americans who know the cruelty of j war in its economic phases cannot turn away from the' problem, coldly. Nevertheless, the donor has certain rights. He can andi should insist that his money be used to work out permanent! solutions, not just to drive back starvation from one day io the next. He can require pledges from responsible nations,' and insist that the pledges be kept. He can apply to foreign j relief many of the basic rules evolved in our own relief j experience in the past decade. I It would be a sad mistake generous in its aid to stricken be called upon to do their mercy should not take the When you've had an Interview with a possible employer do you write him a "thank you" letter or do you leave his presence with a "Well,-I've-done-all-I-can attitude? lere is what two experts think about following up your interview with a letter expressing courtesy and appreclption. They are Lyons and Martin, authors of the book, "The Strategy of Job Finding." "It is a sad truth that very few applicants write a 'thank you' letter to interviewers. Ninety per cent ot the possible employers said, when questioned, that they appreciate a thank you letter. But also they said they didn't often receive one. "A thank you note is not necessary If no opportunity for a joo exists, but its i se may create a favorable impression that may ultimately be helpful. The letter may be written in the following vein: "Dear Mr. Blank: "You may recall having granted me the courtesy of an interview on Thursday afternoon, June 13. I want you to know that I appreciate your kind advice and the time and attention that you gave me. Your attitude of helpfulness was such as to lead me to hope for another Interview. "Very truly yours, "HELEN COE." If you think a thank you lettir might be a waste of time for Its recipient dismiss the thought at once. There Isn't a man on the face of the earth, no matter how important nis position, who doesn't get a pleasurable thrill from an expression of appreciation ol anything he has done. Besides such a letter as outlined above indicates that no reply Is expected, hence It will utilize but an extra moment of time. Here's another type of letter- suggested by authors Lyons and Martin: "Dear Mr. Blank: "The interview you gave me on Thursday afternoon, June 17, was so helpful that I want to tell you how much I appreciate the time iou took In my behalf. It served ') Intensify my desire to work for ir firm, and while T do not Vct you to spare the time for mswer until you have that r me, I hope you won't too muc to my cheek- urflTlJiPU la person In rjJA T' - ;v x nil a... jniso Df ALEgy' e the way prefer cas Js da- Washington, Feb. 29. A remarkable inside Job of propagandizing among women for the Hull trade agreements program has been noted by amazed congressmen In their mails. Western legislators here particularly have been receiving sheaves of organized letters from consumer groups, many of them very left wing, and from The League of Women Voters, and the American Association of ' University Women. These groups have Interested a number of university professors, promoted forums and radio talks, along the line that high tariffs hurt the consumers and cheaper foreign importations keep down prices. A hot basement fire has thus been built up to sweat congress Indirectly through organizations, whose decentralized activities out In the states have not become nationally noticeable. Mr. Hull and his official associates here have only gone through the normal motions of propaganda work so that from surface developments, you would hardly know a campaign of such proportions was in progress. Asparagus: Scurviest trick of vengeful politicians is to plant dusty personal reflections upon their adversaries In the Washington personality columns. A sufferer lately has been new Supreme Court Justice Murphy, who must have left a thousand enemies behind him In the government, Judging from the amount of aspersions cast at him by the gossip purveyors such stuff as his delay in assuming the bench for a Florida vacation, that he had written friends in Michigan urging them to nominate him for some public office because he was already tired of the bench, and so forth, and so forth. Only on extraordinary occasions does a supreme court Justice consent to receive newsmen, but ft group was able to get In to see new Justice Murphy at their own request. No quotation was permitted, but you may be sure: Mr. Murphy Is not a candidate for anything except peace on the bench, and this Includes the vire-prcsidency. Hi went South because, he suffers from asthma. He Is hn,ipy on the giving. j We hope to see these and other phases of the war relief; question discussed frankly in the immediate future. The subject is one of deep concern to all of the American people, i and the policies which are adopted should be based, not on ; the whims of a few, but on the convictions of the many. There is no real danger that, if this is done, the nation Mill not fulfill its humanitarian duty. The American people1 have their faults.. Selfishness is" not one of them. ' "STW)N(;i:r "I predict that capitalism from the second world war Ashburn of Southwestern Louisi . . . . . ti address at Louisiana lech in WAffUS V t '

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