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NEWS MONDAY, JULY 22, 1016 gOUMKE MVW1 C. W. KADtM. PJlMlil JAMS3 L. VBtaOBV, Mttor B, ATB3N8, AdTgtMng Minajir Mrttooal Mfirtldnr aqprniiilinMi! "~ mtoer 0», NOT Tort. CbteM* Of AtfenU, Mtanphk. , •p* M MeCOd OlMi •MttW' Bt tfct pOft- •t Bij-therlil«, flrNmn. oader Mt at Ooe- Oetoter », WIT. Birred br UM OnJUd Prwi BOKSbflliPTIOW BATM carrier In Oi> city o< BlTtbvrffl* or towa wh*w e»rrUt avrle* it tta pet week, at Mio P« moett. y B*0, wttUia a ndlui <rf 40 ml**, M-M p«t i, HM tot rix raouftii, tl.OO for Uu*e mooU*; mafl our*Me M mil* «»». I10.W Mr r*« Let's Not Play Leapfrog • It was : only last..Summer that striking UA'W-CIO workers from ttie Brings Manufacturing Co. picketed the OPA office in Detroit. They carried signs! which bore such legends ;is "OPA Claims There's Plenty of Meat in Detroit," "All We Get Is OPA Baloney," and, plaintively but ungrammatically, "Where Ir, Meat-Eggs-Potatoes?" Less than 13 months Inter, UAW President Reulher called on members in Detroit and elsewhere to demonstrate against the high cost of food and the threatened end of the agency which last year was the object of their scorn. Thftt somehow seems to sum up the recent history of OPA's control of food. With OPA wu had ceiling-price scarcity tnd relative black-market abundance. Without it-there is relative abundance above ceiling but below black-market levels. The present uituation isn't good. Congress has lacked the courage cither to kill OPA mercifully or to revise it sensibly. Mr. Bowles (now gone from Washington) and Mr. Porter never volunteered a suggestion that OPA was imperfect in theory or practice, or rec- ' ommehded any legislative improvements. Mr. Truman's contribution has been more critical than constructive. * * * So we don't blame the UAW for its complaints last year or this. But .we doubt that country-wide work stop- :Sbaj?es for,the purpose of demonstration f, intimidated Congress, seeded the re; birth of a workable OPA, or did any- J'thing else except hold up production >,"-for a couple of hours: And it's clear ; that Mr. Reuther's prophecy of last- : resort strikes for higher wages, if ; prices don't return to near-ceiling levels, jrAvould accomplish nothing but harm. -1 In the first place, Mr. Keiithur and n other union leaders have failed to note l~,(at least publicly) that congressmen other powerful constituents than and industry. The fashion is to -blame OPA's fate on the anti-labor sen- -•timcnts of reactionary congressmen. '.But' take a look at the home states of "various senators who introduced aniend- -rnents exempting, various commodities --'from price control. It is clear that the senators had been listening to the farmer-voters back hom«. Congress may have responded unwisely to the message these spnators received. But at least the farmers are producing—while being paid well for their products. And the fruits of their labor hold promise that food prices will not-spiral upward to a serious crisis under present conditions. • • * Meanwhile, members of Mr. Reuther's (JAW and of other unions are better protected against high food costs than millions of their countrymen \Vho are living on fixed incomes or working for wages which haven't advanced in a year or more. Pay in manufacturing industries is higher than it ever has been. That is not an apology for present prices or a suggestion that the union member or anyone else need hold his peace while living costs rnunt. Consumer resistance to exorbitant prices, which lhu ( UAW advocates, is a sensible and effective weapon which already has shown results; But the prophesied unrest and threatened strikes could be ruinous. They would precipitate a major boom and bust, punishing first the unorganized workers and eventually everyone. Wages got a postwar jump on prices with the government's blessing. H was inevitable that prices should reflect some increased labor costs, though the reflection is currently distorted. Hut prices are more flexible than wages. Present food costs can be brought down, but not by! starting an unrestricted game of lea'frog involving prices and wages—which would be the inevitable, disastrous result'of another wave of strikes. Okay, John, You Pump and I'll Prime! > .IN HOLLYWOOD . .. Views of Others * Candy From a Baby Our nomination for the meanest man in the world is the Lower East Side candy merchant in New York who, on the day price controls were lifted, is reported to have raised the price of lollipops from a cent .to three for a dime, and advanced his penny sticks of bubble gum to a nickle apiece. It also is perhaps as eloquent an argument for OPA as has come along in this whole dicussion. On the books, the supply and demand of food seem nicely balanced. But one of the great difficulties' is that many persons, like this merchant, will—in one way or another—take candy way from a baby unless there is a law to prevent them from doing it. To enact a statute, then fail to provide for Its areqmxte enforcement, is much wor.'e then creating a nullity. It serves to COITUP', trade generally by suppressing honest -.lenlcrs and opening the way to ready gains by Illicit traders. IL tends- to Increase induction.—Federal Judge Robert N. Wllkln of Cleveland. ral Duty LUCY AGNES HANCOCK Honcock pTitnjjjUd_b>J<EA ! XXXIX there!" a raucous voice shouted. "Want some help?" A grinning 1 face appeared beside :Doctor Hallock and that young ,rnan stared at the intruder blankly. > ,"Wh-what7" he arlscd. "Wh:What dic'i you seyV" J "Say, young feller, what nils .you? Don't you know you're in .the ditch? Or don't it matter? ; Hs grinned wisely and Sally •blushed rosily. i "Oh. Sure. The car swerved land—we are in a ditch, aren' we? Will you give us a hand, sir? .the bemused doctor asked, stil .too dazed by his sudden good for- .tune to think clearly.' • "Sure. I'll get a rope. Sit tight sWon't be a second." j He was as good as Ms word 'and it wasn't long until the coupe 'was back on the road again and jth« farmer said slyly as he re- taoved the rope, "Better concen- on one thing at a time, young •feUer. IV* saler that Way." I "Thank*!" Jim said, grinning ,«« he h«W out a cigar to the en- ,lir«ly nhappreeiatcd aide. "I .could almost wish ho had gone <on tSout his business, darling," •be *id *rfUy to the girl beside .hirai ,"He sort of broke the spell —ouch a lovely spell!" j "But we- have to get to the iBtcons' for tfUiner," Sally pointed -ShaU w« tell' "I dont think'it will be neces- mrr." SaHy laughed. "We both •MB to have fine open counte- •BBC**.- r» wondering what ack MU » member 'To heck with the rules!" lie scotTcd. "I'm going to tell. Sunderlin first thing in the morning. But I'm wondering how your uunt will fcei about me—if she still considers you bound lo young Canfield—' •Don't!" Sally cried, shrinking away from him. "Please—please don't talk about him—" » * • 3R a long moment Jim Hallock drove in silence. His face had lost some of its color and his mouth was grim. Sally stole glance at him and suddenly wanted to cry. They approached the lake and the young man said shortly: "You still love that fellow, don' you? Or you think you do. The where do I come in? Where does that leave us?" "No. No, Jim," Sally whispered, choked with a feeling of guilt. "I don't love him—not at all. Ik—it was a bad time in my life. I—I \vant to forget it." Oh, why had she ever resorted lo such deceit? She asked herself that question over and over in the split second that Jim Hallock took to park the car beneath an overhanging apple tree and turn to lake her in his arms. "That suits ma perfectly. Sally Maynard," he told her with conviction. "And now, will you marry me at once—before I leave or—' "Aunt Clem won't approve of that,.Jim," she told him, rubbing her cheelc against his shoulder; "But it isn't Aunt Clem I'm wanting to marry. Sally. How about you? Do you disapprove of wartime marriages? I'll be leaving in less than a month and we could, have « littW time to- "But the hospital, dear," sne rft> minded him. "I know; but during wartim ospil.ils can't be too finickj You're practically indispensable Linton and they know it. I doul f they will object because you'r tiarricd. And in my case—Can yn has at long last been aske o join the slaff. Did you kno hat? Well, about our marriage, s that your only objection, Sally? Not afraid?" By ERSKINE JOHNSON SKA Stiff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD, July 22. — Now the short-subject departments of the studios are sticking tlieir necks out. Columbia Is doing a series' on film stars who have been happily married 10 years or longer. Th* shorts will be released Immediately after completion—just in case. M-G-M wanted Katharine Hepburn to bear just four children tn playing Mme. Schumann in "Song of Love." although the real Mme. Schumann bore eight. Katie insisted they stick to the facts—and will have eight children in Hie picture... That cozy little bathing cutle Hol- lywoodites recently saw .it (he beach, with A-cl-e-l-c spelled out on her tootsies with red nail-polish, was Adcle Jergens. It's a fad, they tell me. for girls with five or ten letters in their mines.. .Irene Rich woos Vic McLajjlon with corned beef and cabbage in "Calendar Oirl." What a difference a lev years make in u romance. BOGIE STOPS THE SHOW Humphrey Bogart, dm-in; the Academy Award rehearsal of "The Maltese Falcon," broke up the by slowly reading, without hesitation and without changing the Inflection of his voice: "My name Sam Spade, ami I can't see thing because I left my glasses 01 the table." Bogie, by the way, insists he'l name his next boat "Bacall t Arms." * • • Success story: Four years ago, the critics were raving about Jv\He Oshlns, who was the comedy hit of "This Is the Army." Today Julie is out of the Army, buck.on Broadway, and looking for a job. .The Andrews Sisters will reunite with Bing Crosby to cut n Decca disc called "South America, WASHINGTONICOLUMM I Mitchell All Over Again ' A FRAID, Jim?" she whispered and w.is suddenly struck vith the memory of Richard Gregory's letter. She sat up abruptly. She was a coward <is well as a iinr. She was using Jim's love for her as a cloak—n protection against Blair Canficld's visit. She met his questioning look with one of pleading. "Perhaps it would be wiser to wait until ofter the war, darling," she said. "After all, we don't really know each other very well and—" By PETF.lt EDSON N'KA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON, July 22.—The Old Illy Mitchell argument that rocked Vashlnyton for two decades is about o begin all over again, though with ew emphasis. Twenty-five years go it was over the question, "Can Kali-plane sink a battleship?" Tony the subject is. "Can an atom omb sink a fleet? " No Army officer is yet ready to lot ut a blast at the antiquated think- ig of naval officers, nor to risk n ouit-maitml by charging that the hole Navy is obsolete. But there re stirrings nnd murmnrings of Jraid-embroidered reports ,from t'ae vhat Artny brass considers naval- hese sentiments, brought on by irst atomic: bomb te.st at i3Lkini. Nearly all of these reports arc dined to belittle the power of ihe tomic bomb. It didn't do as much damage as some of the experts thought It would. But in spite of this, backers of the bomb in Washington claim results of the first test show clearly that the strategy of naval and amphibious warfare will have to oo changed. BOMB BACKERS INSIST NAVIKS FACK ANNIHILATION To the defense that only five ships were sunk of the 73 ships in the unnatural fleet concentration In Bikini lagoon, atom bombers make this reply: The ships at Bikini were spread over a five-mile radius, covering 'J5 square miles. The bomb knocked out everything in a one-mile nulun, covering three square miles. In other woicl.s. if these atomic bombs weio as easy to make and if we had as many of them as people .'j^ein to think, only 25 bombs would have knocked out the fleet completely Furthermore, say the bombers, the 'i5-5cvunre-mile lagoon at Bikini much bigger than Pearl Harbor. H is bigger than almost any navn base anchorage, save possibly Puye Sound and Hampton Roads. As nil naval vc.ssels must return t base, the Bikini test has showi that it will not be safe for ships be anchored or to maneuver wlthii two miles of each other, tf an cucm\ ulr force has atom bombs. If the war had lasted lonRer, or the first two atomic Irombs h?.d n been dropped on the Jap irainl.m< another target might have been th Jap fleet concentration at TiuK That would have been a target an a concentration similar to Bikln The strategy against Truk, Viowrvc: would have been to drop not jii« one bomb, but scverav Another point made by the boml ers Is that, amphibians landing oper- i ations will have lo be planned nnd were not decimated by radiation. Under those circumstances, wha:, would" a skipper do? Would he ur- der the ship abandoned? Or would he tell the survivors to take the gallant ship back to base for repairs, knowing, that if fiv i days 01 so they'd all be dead from radioactivity? Making the hulls safe for personnel •— Insulating battle - stations against radio-activity—would require a protection of about two fee of steel or eight feet of concrete Ships just can't be built with tha much armor and still operate effi ciently. The argument goes on and o from here, just as the Billy Mltche argument went on between Work Wars I and II. Take It Away!"...SonJa Heinle has anceled plans to convert her Westwood Ice-rink Into a movie sound- itage. There's more money in ice. •" • • Leon Shamroy, who has won hree Academy "Oscars" for his jhotography, keeps them, he tells in a bureau drawer. "I kept ;hem on the mantle for n whlUv," ne said. "But they made m's ncr-- vous, so I put them away." •IN ERROR FOR THE CENSORS The Johnston-office censorship heat, we hear, was taken off those/ :ush harem scenes in "Anna and the King of Slum" when the studio jolntefl out that what Irene Dim&e was really doing in the picture was running a girls' school. • • • Now that Trigger Is slrftlly n hcrse with wings—Roy Rogers will fly him to out-of-town rodeos—the studio lias increased his insurance to $125,000. ..Dale Evans and Joe Cramer—he's an assistant director at Republic—have gotten around to going with each other...In the script: Oscar Levant in "Humoresque"—"You've been boring me so long I'm getting rings under my cars." * • • • Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey are about to appenv in their film biography, "The Fabulous Dorseys." Jimmy says his only worry 5s: "The way Hollywood does things, I'm afraid they'll want my brother Tommy to portray me, and me to play Tommy." (No, Myrtle, there will be no' balcony-scene in the picture.) In San Joaquln Valley, Calif., carp fish, in irrigation ditches where food in scarce, climb the banks and eat grass. Read Courier News Want Ads. Congressman Read Courier News Wont Ads .THIS CURIOUS WOtU> HORIZONTAL 6 Spanish river 1.7 Pictured U.S. 7 Fish Representative 8 Mystical 10 Obstructs 1V Portent . : 13 Viper •";;. 14 Deceived JS 16 Neither fi 18 Cut 20 Russian ruler 21 Anhydrous powder 22 Soon 2-1 Trigonometric functions 25 Soil 26 Outmoded 27 Compass point 28 Pi 20 M ejaculation 9 Inert elements 10 Mohr.mmedan religion 12 Stem joints 13 Playing cards 15 Comparative suHlx 17 Destroy IS Schemed 21 Anamba island 23 California city 24 Burst forth 29 Card game 30 Horse gaits 31 Pressed 33 Ecstasy 34 Rims 35 Flower 40 Formal preposition 41 Fertilizer 42 Blackthorn 45 Call 46 Watering place 39 He represents 49 Area measure (ab.) 51 That thing "Then you are afraid," he countered, his arms dropping from her shoulders. Sally caught the arm nearest her in a Tierce grip. dare hint at such a Hnllock!" she cried. »• lUc."- '-^.^ .. setter—7 ._ "Don't you tiling, Jim "I wasn't thinking of myself at all. I was thinking of you—wondering it you really know me well enough. After all—" His kiss was proof of his con- iclion that he knew his own mind. That he loved her belter than anything in tlic world and that nothing else mattered. "That's settled," he said and sighed in relief. "Tomorrow evening we'll go see your Aunt Clem, Sally, nnd break the news lo her. After all, she should be the first to know, I suppose. I hope she approves of me, darling.' "She will," the girl said, with a conviction she wasn't too sure was warranted. After all". Aunt Clem knew very little about Jim Hallock. In fact, Sally told herself, she didn't know very much herself. She only knew she loved him and asked nothing belter of life than to spend It with him. - (To Be CraUaned) .. ] xecuted on entirely new concepts f they are to be made proof a&julnsr •Uomlc-bomb defense. At Guadalcanal, at Casablanca, nt Sicily, at, Leyte. at Normandy, or al any of he other beachheads whe'"j invasion forces were landed, the concen- ratlon of .ships was even greater than at nikint. H follows thai oiu> well-placed atomic bomb could disrupt an amphibious landing. Half a dozen would stop It cold. NAVY MV.N SAY 1MK1NJ AIK- BI.AST WASN'T SO BAD The Navy !>oy.s come back with this argument: The bomb exploded in the nir did not damage the huhlls of our ships. Aside from the five ships sunk, only nine were seriously damaged, and they all .stayed afloat. Tin-; could have steamed back to bare and been repaired. No boilers were exploded. Even the submarine that looked like a hopeless wreck above water was able to move out of the lagoon under her own power. To which the lumbers reply: Oh. Is that so? Yon arc overlooking the fact that the damaged Mil pa were set on ftrc and wer^ otherwise made so radio-actively "hot" that it would have !x:cn unsafe forcrcw.i lo rcinnlmiboard, even if the crews 3(i Chosen 37 Slow (music) 38 Footless 3D Miislics •13 Kinds fault •M Number •15 Waterways •17 Born •18 Burn 50 Torriil zone 52 Arid 53 Chemical salt VERTICAL Kexilm 2 Higher 3 Jewel •1 Redact 5 Cape C GRANDCHILDREN NOT THE CF-TriE JAPANESE WHO SURVIVED THE ATO.SS BOAVB. A\AY SHOW EFFECTS OF THE. RADIATION. Jur Boarding House with Ma]'. Hoopla EGAD/ DO YOU 50FTIES CftLLTHIS HARDSHIP? YOU PUT AIR IN TIRES TO ASAKE. THEM HARD,TO MAKE RIDINfc SOFT,' Sa.,s BARBARA A\OHR. PANCAKES ARE EXPEDITION OUR ONIS NOURISHMENT FOR VJEE>/S VJAS A STE\M AVP\D& OF SUBEPSKlM HAUP SHELL, MEDIUM HAS ALA\OSf A yer FEW PERSONS CAN £ A SATISFACTORY REASON FCR. THE 7~0 SIDE GLANCES fy GaTbralrit S-DISCOVERED 8V A COOKlriG By ,J. R.Williams Out Our Wav M GP.TTIM' TIRED F LEVEL I M' THIS HIKIG.' YOU KMOW TH . HAS TO DRIP LL 'ROUND--WHY A\IW'T YOU MOKE AREFUL WITH IT? WELL, TM TIRED OF HAVIMG TO SMGAH, IW OUT OF THE THIVJS-I CAME FROM A FAMILY THAT HAP AW ICE 3OX,MOT A GUKIMY CO'rR. H46 BY PiCA SEftVICt." IS'C. T.'MTRtfcTD. 3. PAT. OFf BORW TH1KTV YEARS TOO 5OOM "I linlo lo anil Ilic job. Mr. .Tones, but will) oil Tnc vet crans lookinj? for work, I'm «ivhi« up my nnd L'oinu back lo baby-sittmsl

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