BLi"i"HJBVim COOBEEB MBWB t ^' * -f '-t * ' NEWS ttat*. CUcato, D»- ; Sunday at Itw poci- uuter act of Ooo- HATES •a «•• at* at Blythmut or any «Hrtar •rraaa to natn- »fc jaw vaak. * me pwrnoiith. • ndhat of « mlM*. *44» per •LM tor threv jaootba; •na, »10.W per ye*r Project Habokkuk , ^A* one 4ow«-tt-<«T»-b«s-told revelation follows another «m reajir.e increasingly Ami *« ow« to th« fortitude, »ad tW tact of those - lenders who. .had to deal wait fieilUmttt* and premiers during ** in particular seems to a remarkable, degree * k>v* of playing general. popping up with some tfcat would have gum. Because of his 'position aid bat <|MrM(mlity he could not be arach to the credit of the the admirals that .such aa Project Habakku k— k^berg with propellers, to 9«rv«.aa'a gigantic aircraft carrier— It would be easy to criticize the British premier's amateur interference and to point out that at times it threatened the progress of vital pro- jects. But Churchill's essential greatness] the same qualities that made him the supreme symbol of embattled democracy, came from the very imagination, daring, initiative, vigor, and persistence that jivere reflected in his intriguing if unsound military proposals. We took him for better or for worse. In fipile of the Projects Habakkuk, we got more than our money's worth; SO THEY SAY Hungry, people- sue naturally discontented l>eople, and- hunger and dtacontmt are a poor foundation for the peaceful and -prosperous world we are trying to build.—'Brltl*h Ambassador Lord Halifax. * * • We nil lespect frasdom. of spesch, but we didirt win the ItuH war to preserve freedom of speech for Fascist or semi-Wiscist propaganda tinder the projection M democracy, when It will, only lead to a new war-.—Prof. Aniazasp ArutlunUn, SovIH OT»O driegirte. *. '• » '- ' - . The Department of Agriculture, win develop nddillonul ways In wljk.fi grain now b*ing used In the feeding of livestock and. txmltsy could be conserved for ua» as human food .-^resident Truman. A little friendship and kindness on the part of free society will go a long way. toward Insuring the success of ^parolees in their •' efforts to rel)ulld their lives.—Clinton T. Duffy/ warden, San Quentln Prison. _ln Spain and;Argentina they (Fascists) have established the basis-for an eventual'comeback and for a Uilrd World War.—Henry toorgenthau, Jr., former Treasury secretary. * * • A normal prewar supply of women's hosiery ' will not be available to Ihe mantel or to the consumers during 1946.—Earl B. Constantlne, president National Association or Hosiery Manufacturers, by Hozel HekfergoH girl cat in the. comer, regarding her cocktail glass soberly. She was an attractive girl, with gold-brown hair and nazel eyes, now deeply shadowed. Colin thought she was beautiful, and catalogued her wjth his wrifi ert eye—a tall, abm girl, in' a dusty-pink evening dress, and l«rKe-|leeved white jacket — an interesting girl with a lean, intelligent face She spoke, presently — rather more to herself than to him • The bride was lovely in whife satin •ndpoee-pomt lace—the defeated candidate, with her customary im- peccaNe taste, wore a simple but smart gpwn erf sackcloth trimmed vrtfa •staes. 'She earned an appropriate bouquet of bleeding- hearts-^" She 1 looked at him, then, and n*r OK^ue bright with unshed «ai»- T 1 "** me out of here, please, wfll you' PU commence to howl ta another minute " "Of course," Colin said quickly, and woiHkucd it she remembered his name When they were introduced there had been despair and bewilderment- and Incomprehension in he* eyes. Ann Tucker— Mttle Aao, he wanted to say, *ou«h. she was tall as he But ;y»«taB,a* a hurt child per ]. 4feprijr CoKn' was lost, r he fednt yet know it—a •**«»• h» sisrt* applying the adjective* "iftfle" to a airl who stands tuUy'fl^s teet eight inches m her sbwrnt chiffon hose, and » ad *fted' *>,, three-inch heels. Quittly. -srjtthdut fmrewetu to the rest * the party, they left the madhouse. Established m his car Ann stall wa. silemt, and Odin found nrfUnc to say. Tor per- h-aps OIluu mtmrtes they drove through the still beauty of the njghV aatoa» b* (iaacwi at hex. She was crying, wtfli a ouiet des- peratioo^that racked her body. asL^ Cobn *al« Colin whipped out a clean handkerchief and said you? \V!io arc you?" "Colin Drake. 1 _™J^_»ro«e immediately *fc felt momen- What d,d she was, anyway' But he ' ir~I j* • MIIV, vfuai a]a she lOklnfc -be wax, anyway' But he I****** ««t a clean handkerchief i"S ^"^f? rt into her hsm <I, and -•.•atari •M4t*t*«*l» I*T i_____ .1 ... i , v*aid soothiacly, "I know that into life SOCM rain mst fan, but you Bunk that's nearly «•«««* April snowersr LJ* J> *L» j^tte away from Tto s-sorry," arm abJl 'around .°^»d tat hfe «garet ,«k*t with his hft, and said, "Have *.-, ^Hh right • Point, you ' w * wnrre BBUX cease to be sor- r aarf baaane hysterics." ^ • -> • > .cjjaret and a ' fltaavcd crying. l*tl)*r in silence ria«, then'Colin y*^'" 0 ••ragaAa. After *y«^if i dont'mind iriy call >» do you?^-as I was *Ttha wwldbsx. Ill He sounded a. litllc npologelic. So she hadn't known. "Colin —Drake!" Ann gasped, then began to laugh, a lillle hysterically. "And I'vctoeen weeping in your aims all evening! Colin Drake! Oh, my gosh—" 'I'm sorry," Colin said. "I would have told yon earlier—but after all, we were introduced." "And you really remembered mc —I mean, you remembered my writing you (hat silly letter? How could you? You must hear from so many people—" "My fan mail isn't so heavy as all thai," Colin said rather dryly. They drove for a long while through the quiet night. Finally Ann said, "I'd.better go home. It's very late." She gave him brief directions on hew lo reach her liousy, and settled back in the corner of the seat. A sidcwisc glance | told Colin that her eyes were steadily on his profile, and he wished briefly that it were n more classic one. Presently Ann said, This is Jt," and Cdlin swung the car into the driveway, and they stopped in front of a big house, lalf, screened from the road by .rees—a gracious, rather old house, inviting in the silvery moonlight. Ann opened a side door with ner latchkey, and they entered a big, softly lighted room. She touched a match to the flre aid ready in the fireplace, took off her jacket, and sank down in a big chair. "Please sit down," she said. "I'm suddenly a little in awe of you-yand 1 haven't the faintest idea what I can talk to you about." Colin sat down nnd smiled a little. -You were doing all right. Do I look so very formidable?" he inquired. "I'm just remembering, willi awful clarity, that you're my favorite author, and I have a responsibility for entertaining you— and I'm neither bright nor beautiful, and you'll probably be very bored.'! 'I hardly think so," he said » * » TT was amazing how cosily they * talked together. Quite chcer- Mly'Ann explained her family's position among the new poor— weU, two years new, anyway. Her ftS^JSft 1 * lost «* **""* '<*- meant she just worked in an architect's office, instead of being an architect herself—and her sister's family lived with, them, which cut down expenses some more. "Move having Conni* and Davey and Betsey with us, at course—but it can't be much flux for them," Ann said reneciiyvly. "Hou- old are you, Ann?" Colin asked abruptly, offering up 'a silent prayer that she wasn't'ao young as he feared. "Twcnty-three.'t Fifteen years. He wondered-if she classed him with her father. So he asked her, "Do you. know how old 1 am?" 'I so it She regarded him gravely, don't know.: You can't be <*, awfully youn«—you've been famous for too ni»rry yews to be very young.' But you don't s«cm old—middle thirties?" shegne«sed. "Flattering; ma -both as to age and to fame. Ita thirty-aasM." he said, and wniisli id how old Jock was. H« had thought he looked vc^y young, watehing him at the weeding. Very joung and vei'y beaiitsrul, with his tall M~yj head held high. 'That's not old." the said. 'I don't think so myself, moat of the time," ha admitted. "It ?.fr^ -"'^P 18 yvar **lre»*. Ann, III be getting along-—" -Write to me at the office," she said. "I' need, something to brighten up the place. These aren't the best times for architects, you know. I'm lucky to have a job." • "The job is lujky to have you," Colin said, making a note of. the address. "It's been grand meeting you, Ann. Port Drnke isn't very far fronv Seattle, after all That's where I live—ifs not big but I feel proprietary about it It's a lovely 1 place—I want you to see it. But that can come later In the meantime, you will answer my letters?" "Of course!" Ann snid, "Goodby, Mr. Drake—" "Colin—." he said. "Well—good-by, Colin. Next time wo meet, I promise not lo dissolve in tears." "I'll never make you cry," he said, quite seriously. When Colin had gone, Arm lingered in the library long enough to smoke a final cigaret. "I didn't know there were any men like that," she said thoughtfully It wasn't: until much later, after sh« was In bed and sleep wa« t^TJa*^ 1 ** »*«•» * *••*•••* <•» •«^»v»»» •(•Mi The Trick Bear Y, MARCH 8, 194ft HOLLYWOOD, March 8 (NBA) -Fashion Designer Ray Drlscoll, who easily qualified as Hollywood's bravest man two weeks ago when he picked the five worstdressed women in Hollywood •—Ginger Rogers, Judy Garland, Joan Leslie, Betty Hutton, and Betty Grablc—stuck out his neck again today, but not so far this time, with the five bast-dressed ladies In town. Ray's chiices and reasons: Rosalind Russell—"She dresses like a longue-ln-eheek sophisticate." Aim Sheridan—"She dresses to suit her type." Claire Trevor—"An odd combination of blonde and olnse with simplicity." Constance Bennett —"Mke a breath of Parts." Gail atrick—"In Europe she would be called a dangerous woman, she makes her clothes tiiik for themselves." Janet \Z Tears Old? Converting a curvaceous young dy,—Jarwt Blair—Into a 12-year- old, with figure ti match, for the film, "G^ant Journey," i s a current problem for Columbia studio's couturiers. The Ingenious stylists long ago worked out a formula for adding feminine charms where such attributes are either lacking or noticeable deficient. As a starter, the couturleres are stitehln" up an extremely loose-fitting garment so designed that Janet shiiild look almost as straight' as a board. What wll come next, if ..WASHINGTON COLUMN File and ;.'Bjr MTESV'.EDSON ' . NBA .Washington , Corm*»deiit. WASHINGTON. March 8 '(NBA) —What' this government' riepds more than anything else'hr another 1 national holiday. It should -'tie' called, "National clean Out tHe Piles Day." ' The. Jolly, admission by the usually humorless State Department that a Russian request for a billion-dollar loan had just been discovered in the turned-over files of Big Businessman Lip; Crowley's old Foreign' Economic Administration is what suggests the need for this new holiday. This Russian letter had been received 9nly last August. It was never lost, of course. .It. was just in the files—that's where -it was —and they would have known exactly where they could have put their hands on it If they had only known it was there. That's the way it was, you'll recall, with the Yalta side-agreement which Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin marie about turning over the Kurlle, Islands to Russia ' free. . After discovery of that paper. President Truman was asked at a press conference if there were any other sec'ret -agreenmts that were lost In the files, lie said this Yalta agreement hadn't been lost It was In the files "all the time. He covered himself/ though, by saying that if there were any others, not yet announced, they'd be made public at the proper time.' The proper lime 'is when you discover 'em. . •VMMTCH F*rhaax Laid. The Ham Resident Roosevelt apparently planned it that way. He told one time about an idta he had for postwar use of the Pentagon building as a. storage plaice'for government recordc. As usual, he was probably thinking way ahead of the country, planing where elae besides Hyde Park he could hide all the secret agreements he was going to make —«onsiisring where they, could best be lost. A Pentagon national parking- P'nce would,- of course, be Ideal. Viles of paved highways, tunnels, trails, and Mrksbrs through which tourists could ride on comfortable sight-seeing busses, the guides pointing out vistns of magnificent peaks and valleys of Filing Cabinet Oulch. _ln which coulcl be found strange wBd flora nnrt fauna arranged In alphabetical order. P. D. R. said he once went thronh a big file-room in some government agency. Teh bureau clitcf told him the file was live, but in iho tirst cabinet Roosevelt opened, he found a tile on something like the JHe expectancy of wild burros in the Grand Canyon. There lire »ll kinds of precedents for having a National Clean Out the Files D«y. Earlv' in the war when Don Nelson first took over as boss of War Production Board, he found applications for priorities were running months behind, rn a never-to-be-forgotten wcck-cnrt Nelson pulled in some good Scnrs- Hoebuck mail order expediters and cleaned up tbe files. *•««•*« E«»»dUUn, ASF Fashion !Vfaj,-Gen. c. F, Robinson, chief cf the control division in Army Service Forces. once invcnta'rt another formula for the same thing. AS a younir officer, he wn s Rsslened to a War Dmrartment District Eneinecr's office. ij c rottnd the place all cluttered vn with rerl lane. One SundM- night he broke rnla everyone's desk tWaned out all the drawers »«<i •oiled all the papers on en c h rtosk top. When the civil service heln reported for work Mominy morn- ln», they were greeted hv the «rU»ta, RoUoson, who' told them , „ 'about / those,4 that : needed attention. . ' • . ' Congress .has- a...clean-up every two vear.v.Thatvish't'often enough but It's .effective.,''Every bill not passed 'at'JJie r'ertd of every biennial «esslon of, v.Obhgress is auto- matically killed. C*i second thought, however, nuiybe thk "lost in the files" treatment is the proper way to handle some of these papers like the Russian loan request, when you get « letter you can't answer, don't try. Just put it in a file where it won't be lost. It won't be found, either, but what's the difference? Uncle Sam might have saved a billion dollars if that state Department guy hadnt found the letter to Leo. The Russians had apparently forgotten about it, too. ih. the papers, and do somc- SIDE GLANCES ev^r nvss;onc of ihese safes, and I oflcn wonder • ' vcxlonc with nil Ilic money they are suppoeed to --i«A.Mt»i.*.j» t ?i ? v W .;-..,.save mer.j*»*_-.*^«rvSii _~ ~- -f •THB CURIOUS WORLD INTRODUCED THE ftlNS -NECKED PHEASANT TO, AMERICA, WHEN HE IMPOfTTED 'A FEW FOR HIS HOWEVER, THE BIRD ACTUALLY . ear its START AS 1 A6AMEBIRO IN THE US. WHEN SOME WERE THE ORIENT ANOKLEASEO MslCWfeON, INISSO. TiW BEND tXWH TO LIMBER UFJ ARNOLD ATKINSON, T(2M CXXX IS A CONSERVATION 54MEWARCCN IN LOUISIANA. NEXT: Mlcnttaw wHk, tt* * .IN HOLLYWOOD;';?". Kathryn Grayson and John Shelton have definitely called it a day, and she will seek a divorce. ... A Dick llnymes radio poll of the greatest, popular tunes: glv.es 7 ' ••• I 0. S. Congressman I • < H08IZONTAJL istics 1 Pictured U. S. 57 Proposition , Representa- 59 Follow .f tive, Clarence GO Hunting dog. ' VERTICAL 7 He heads the ' ' Appro- j priations ( «i Committee • G 12 Halo * 13 Make certain 15 Fall in drops 16 Armed Zulus 18 Ages 19 Eggs 20 Verse 22S-shaped worm 23Anent 24 Italian river 25 Plural ending 27 Each (ab.) 28 Upper air > & 30 Irate -ft 32 Circle part S 33 Hurried M 34 Seize ~?p 36 Siberian river 39 On time (ab.) 40 Him « Cloth ' measure : 42 Advertise- ' • ment (ab.) 43 Indian 45 Closed 50 Female sheep 51 Nest of pheasants 53 Tumult 54 Eat 55 Character - the nod to balgdj over jive and Jump tunes Puj ky £«' ^£ comedian at Earl Carroll's will have a. film career at Replbilc . . . Paul Mantz, th« stunt flyer,' will pilot an 1889-type gilder for a scene in a new film—his toughest stunt In 17 years. Talking about a certain Holly- - woodlte known for his penny... pinching, CKsie Nelson cofiSiertted: If money tnlks, his has laryngitis." . . . Hal (Great Gildersleeve) Peary is recording his second album of children's stories. On The Other .Foot Credit Buddy Rogers, actor turned producer, with a sens*, of humor: "My ears are burning," he told us. "Now that I'm a producer I'm one of the fellows whot*ar» odors apart after an interview I can just Imagine, what was- said about me during my, ailing days" Jimmy Stewart is helping RiU Hayworth forget both Orson Welles and Tony Martin, j Diana van den Hk«r, a five-year- old moppet who literally soais up her lines and. very .seldom muffs her dialog, was doine a s^eie- with a veteran character acfc*' for "Anna and the King 0 [ slam" After the .veteran blew his'lins* hair a dozen, times, with blama . letter perfect, she looked up irno- cently at the actor and, Iriqijre4: "You didn't learn your piece-vjery well. Don't you do home work'?" The set was convulsed. The actor was not. ingrid Bergman had her tonsils yanked,, and a n enthusiastic fan stopped her en route to the operating room for an autograph. . " Shirley Temple baked her first cake for her husband, Johnny Agra. He's been, sick in bed :for ten days. But it was the llii; riot 'the, cake, doctors assured, Shirley. . ^ 1 Prance 2 Operatic solo 3 Neptune (ab.) 4 Negative 5 Medley AJ* 6 Title 7 Filament 8 Bone 9 Employ 10 Certain 11 Rubber 12 Worship 14 Treatise 17 Pint (ab.) 20 Verandas 21 Longed 24 Roost 2B Mollusk 29 Headgear :fi Antelope 34 Enumerate :is Dress ' 37 Gaper 38 Take away 44 Paradise •16 Gaelic A •)? Three-toed *! sloth .:-' 48 Land parcels 49 Belgian town : 50 Ireland 52 Abstract being 54Sp«k 56 Dutch (ab.) i 58 Diminutive '; ending ing House with Mqj. Hoople STEWA UP ANS ALL-vv/OOL MULUGAM '£TeVAJ, BU IS FlVJE IT-~-WE'RE <3O FOR A V*E'O A.PPUNJD A\MELL- POKER CHIPS/ LET M& REDOUBLE IN NO TRUMPS.' HORSES, TO HPCV, SEEP OUT FROM UNDER IWV I'D SMWCH A UPSET MQTW6R BEAT IT.' FROM A GORIU.IV Out Our Way ByJ.R. Williams HAW, HAW.' JUST WHENJ YOU <an THIMKIN' THAT A IS A MA.N'3 W01LD AG1M VOU FltODA LIPSTICH, A HAIR. PIM, ER. A POWDER. PUFF IT E*r=S REMIMC- YOU THAT TrV LADIES WAS DOtM' TOUGH VV^R WORK . AM' YOU'RE ONW DOIM' GENTLE PEACE WORK.- - I TH | fJK. HE HEARS ABOUT THAT AT HOME!
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