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Waukesha Daily Freeman from Waukesha, Wisconsin • Page 4

Waukesha Daily Freeman from Waukesha, Wisconsin • Page 4

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Page Six A I I A A I A A A I Thursday, October 31, 1946 Waukesha Daily Freeman An IndcpfniJent Eitibllthtd 183'J Published every afti-rnoon txcept Sunday By the A PRINTING COMPASV 200-204 PARK PLACE Entered at the Waukesha. Postofrlcc as -i-cond class mauer under the act of March 3. 1819. PRIVATE PHONE EXCHANGE--No. 333S ASK tOR DEPARTMENT OB PERSON DESIRED THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31. 1G46 Against the insidious wiles of foreign influence, the jealousy of a free people ought to be constantly awake since history and experience prove that foreign influence is one of the most baneful foes of republican government. --President Washington Our Answer to the Senate Committee Studying Small Business The United States senate small business, committee, having received complaints from newspaper owners and other businessmen that small publications face grave threats to their profitable operation, has asked the management of the Waukesha Daily Freeman for a report of its situation. In response to this request we are making the following reply to James E. Murray, Montana, chairman: Not since the days when the press was under license to the government has it faced as serious an obstacle to its survival as it does today. Small publications across the country are being choked off from their supplies of newsprint and unless immediate relief can come to them, hundreds will be forced to suspend and the principle of a free press will be as effectively buried as though city councils and village boards had been given the power to impose ruinous restrictions upon them. This is not a situation for which there is no solution. Newsprint production is at an all- time high and will continue at record levels during 1947. But the increase in production has been completely absorbed by metropolitan newspapers since early this ySar and they have now begun to bid for the newsprint which has normally been used by weekly and small daily publications. Thus, while newspapers in the large centers of population become ever bulkier and cover greater areas, the small publications must of necessity become smaller and less effective media of the printed word. In 1940 the Freeman Printing co. entered into a contract with its supplier for 150 tons of newsprint for that year. The city ol "Waukesha, according to the 1.9-10 census, had a population of 19,242. Jt is estimated that presently the city's population is in excess of 22,000. During the same six-year period, the areas lying just outside of the city's boundaries have developed rapidly, adding perhaps another 1,000 persons to the population in these areas. Yet the 1947 allotment of news- i to the Daily Freeman has been placed at tons--18 tons less than the requirements six years ago. This week, for the first time in 87 years, there was no issue of the weekly Wuulu-slia Freeman---its publication was suspended because there appeared to be no poss i i i of its continued operation as a profitable business enterprise. This was the first of a weekly publication in Wisconsin i present newsprint crisis but there are hound to be others in December and i the first half of 1947 unless the open iH'Wspimt market improves. Large newspapers and magazines, ambitious to set all-time circulation and advertising records, are cither purchasing paper mill pioperties outright or are buying the rights to all their production. This has resulted in the ruthless cancellation of commitments to small newspapers. A number of Wisconsin papeis have been notified that as of January 1 they will receive no more "flat" newsprint, the type used on flat-bed newspaper presses. One weekly paper has been notified a its supply of paper in 1947 will be only h.ilf of the 35 tons it will use this year. Another paper, this one in Waukesha county, has not reinved a carload of paper which has hern on order since spring and by the first of the it i have no paper. All of this constitutes more than an attack on free enterprise: it amounts to the removal ol a i service which community newspapers porfoi 52 weeks out of the year. "Our ii'oeitv depends on the freedom of the press and a cannot be limited without being lost," Thomas Jefferson declared. How more i could the press be limited and its freedom lost than by cutting off its hfebloocl the paper it uses" to produce the printed word? strongholds the nation's Democrats are being voted out of the upper house. But McMurray isn't even on very firm ground when he argues on McCarthy's failure to resign his judgeship. McMurray has not cut himself from his means of livelihood at the University of Wisconsin while he campaigns for the senate and neither has William G. Rice, candidate for congress in this district. Candidate Rice not only continues to hold his job as a U. W. professor but he sits idly by while his noisy companion, Dan J. candidate for governor, smears the university in his campaign speeches. There is every reason to believe that both Rice and McMurray will be happy to pick up their monthly paychecks from the university after next Tuesday. It may prick their conscience a little, but the pay will come in handy after having had a fling at what's wrong with the way the university is being run. European Straw Germans may be in a state of bewilderment and doubt about their future, as a result of Soviet stalling methods which have prolonged Allied indecision on the disposition of their country, but they show a healthy distaste for Communism as an alternative. The Soviet- sponsored Socialist unity party went down to resounding defeat in the Berlin municipal elections, generally considered as the first accurate gauge of the German attitude toward the conflicting ideals of Russia and the West. The Berlin election was one more straw in the wind to show what might happen in Poland, in Czechoslovakia and in other lands occupied only by Russia, if electoral coercion and chicanery were eliminated. The Social Democratic party, militantly anti-Communist, emerged with a commanding margin in the first free balloting in Berlin in 15 years. The Christian Democrats, who favor federalization of Germany and who previously had carried local elections in the American-occupied provinces, also showed unexpected strength in the capital. Even in Russian-zone provinces, previous local tests had given the Communists only shaky pluralities. Berlin itself, an enclave divided into French, British, American and Russian zones, has been the uneasy meeting place of the East and West. Now despite the strenuous campaign waged by the pro-Soviet ticket, it is clearly shown that western democracy is preferred. The Moscow Reds are not winning friends or influencing peoples anywhere in Ihe world. If they were doing so, the outlook for peace would be dark. 3y Frederick C. Othman Rheoslalic Copy of Scrap WASHINGTON Phil Bailis, the Philadel- ihia dealer, to buy gome scrap iron rom the government, so he had a rheostatic copy made of the list "A what kind of copy?" demanded Emanuel Esch- counsel for tho house committee, nvestitfatini; sut plus property disposal by the war els adminiKtration. "A rhcoHtatlc copy," repeated the portly Bailis, ilnn to pet "You mean photnstatlc copy," insisted Esch- "I ffiieAs so," replied Ihe And so betf'in one of those afternoons I wouldn't believe, myself, If I hadn't been there. Bailis, in rumpled shirt and thlck-Iensed eve- lasses, said he nnd hi.i brothers, Sam and Louis, paid 127,000 for government which they bought riostly sifjht unseen at $1659 a ton. They guaranteed sell it as scrap. They did. too. They sold it for $17 a ton to a pal of theli's, another a name of Louis Brown. Brown had to testify, too. He was smoothly dressed in a. striped flannel suit; pmoothly he an- sv, ered the quei ies of Rep. Kogcr Slaughter of Missouri. He went out to inspect the In the i place. Mostly it WHI a i machinery. Oni: consignment, ho said, was lined up in a tarpaulin-covered pile 900 feet lonR. He didn't i the a i a i "11 wan a cold day," he said. "And there was snow on the ground So he let his i Railis. buy it. Then he bought it from Bailis. must have changed your mind about i vnlup," i Rep. Chailes R. Robertson of N. n. "Oh yes sir. ahsolutelv." Biown replied. "You bet I a my i If I'd bought it from the WAA myself, I'd have had to sell it for junk. But bought it from a dealer, a I did i it was niv own business." Blown added that Was no use lying about The '-ilufi' he bought included electric motors. 531 power i i a price of SKOO rach. a few planing mills, and assorted other i a i i Some was old Some was "So the government was in i in calling it sciap?" Rep Robertson asked. "There's a lot of fellows in the WAA who don't know the flcrap business." Prown replied. "It is a complicated business. Why. you couldn't tell me today a 10 horse power electric motor is worth. Not even if you had the catalogue, you couldn't." Robertson said he MII.I no electrician. Brown said that did not matter. He wanted to point out how much involved the business can get. He believed WAA fellows were moie to ho pitied, blnmcd. Anvhow. ho made a good deal Rep. Slaughter thought maybe it was too good. How the Philadelphia profited from the ignorance of the federal experts, the committee hopes to discover next. That is. if they can a the book'vp'ng- methods of Louis and Phil nnd i rhrost.itic copies. and the Jobs They Hold Even though a.s an authority in the state as tho supreme court has said that Joseph McCarthy was within his rights to remain as circuit judge while becoming a candidate for the L'nited States senate, his Democratic opponent continues to use McCarthys judgeship a target in his campaign talks. It would appear that Candidate Howard J. McMurray would have more important issues to discuss than the status of his opponent when this question has been properly decided, but it is quite understandable why McMurray takes up so much time in personal attacks. The administration's program has been so badly weakened and shot through that to base a campaign for the senate on it would be to McMurray's disadvantage. He could hardly ask the people of Wisconsin lo send a Democrat to the senate for the first time since F. Ryan served in that capacity, when evpn in Democratic Slate Press Comment WK HAVE IT. TOO a i News-HriaUn If you have boon reading the advertising; of railroads nnd thosp who cater t'- usitnis, you will note a i much praise is beincr on the beauty of New EnKlmuI or some other distant areas to which tho transportation ot the country hopes to carry visitors. It is rase of the striving to make distant fields appear jrin-nrr or in this instance more colorful than our own landscapes. Whatever the purpose, eannot a i from calling at- i to the a i fall cclonnc which nature has lavished upon the oounhyside of our own state of Wisconsin. It is i i to --elect any specific area without offending othois. hut to us the i Rlory of this Autumnal season is found along Mississippi river. And. for the i a i of atrents of rnil- roads and i i in all thp other modes of transportation, i a can he jteen from the railroads, from the from the air and from boots which ply the Mississippi. WP hope Wisconsin is beins; touted for its beautiful autumns because we are, as a state, well worthy of the most elaborate pruie The noillu-rn woods a i iot of color riitht now and have hpon for 10 days. Soon, howevei, the leaves will fr.ll and then the wnod.s become almost until essed In their lack of rmennt: until snow comes to hide some of the nak- edr.css. Up and BROADWAY In Down "Twicks or Tweets, Money or Eats" We decided last alter watching the homecoming pep parade and following a foursome on a "tucks or treats" excursion, kid'- have the most fun this tune of year. As as Christmas is this la-t week in Octobci- i Halloween, Beggars' night, football games and a pleasant chill in the air which makes oldsters shiver topcoats while joung'uns just get more pep. Be-jfjait' NisM was great stuff for the kkK all decked out in spook outlits as they rang doorbells and made with the plaintive "twicka or tweats, money or eats." The hoys I talked to were mostly getting pennies because many people forgot to stock up on apples and candy. Most coveted treats were bubble gum, and one East side resident got rid of a boxful. Personally, we think "tricks or tieats" is a of fun for the kids, but it's not quite fair when they start begging three before Halloween, like they did at our house. A bunch of little kids rang a licll on Windsor drive. They waited and waited until it looked like nobody would answer and they would have to start with the smearing; suddenly the door popped orx-n and the kids at a horrendous mask worn by the lady of the lions-. The kids scattered, but not until they had received a handout. Another south side woman felt the youngsters wete not earning their treats. When a bunch tang her bell, she opened the door and showed them a pile of tieats on the table. "Songs for tieats," she said. The kids obliged with a few i choiuses and then dug In. The littlest loy in one ciowd was spokesman for the group as it rang the boll at a house near downtown. He rvas decked in black with a gruesome mask, attempted to disguise, his voice a.s he chanted "twirk or tueals-, money or The lady laughed and said, "I know you, jou're the- Zimmerman boy." The little leader not hide his a.s took the pennies. One lady of house- r.m out of apoles and candy, started giving awpy pencils. Diity tuck, said the boys as they vowed to avoid her place next year. We'll there were lots of sick tumrnics this morning. One beggnr crew, after getting an apple was heard to comment: 'How many apples does this a Our Milwaukee correspondent tclk us slip saw seven little Itids enter the "Puh" (downtown Third sircot) last night in quest of treats. From what wo know of that nitrht club, all tlicy got was set-one! hand smoke. On College avenue, i got that one household was giving away pennies exclusively. Pretty soon tho bcl! w-is i i every five i tli" answered suspects now a seveial gtoups were repoatets. When youngsters nrrlml at the Rudy Tfeller home and shouted "Tricks or Treats," lie had his dug them trk-ki, and the youngsters left In-hind tnat-, fur the performing dog. Luckiest people were tho.sp who lived in second stoiy apartments. Most kids looked fat loot on the fii'ot floor only. Up in Minneapolis, thp M. students recently held a fu- neial service for Kilroy We no-v i i this was all a fake, because soup simis ovci town -xtificcl a Kilroy, the mythical GI, was HERE. In Detroit, soap was si-IIinir throe bars for a dollar, hut in Waukesha last night it looKrd like tin: shortage was highly exaggerated. Police Chief a i T. i like the kids to go on i Halloween pi i A i soap smearing and bell i i may bp i i i i hut none of this vandalism. Taboo such pranks a.s i a i i i gnibnge cans, fences and ir acce.s-ni u-s, smearing paint and throwing things in the i i to a the motonst. Wlu-n this reporter was a little (Hinder, wo did not cole- hate Rrggars" night i was during the depression), hut Halloween was a big occasion. 1 remember that the older kids used to build a dunum and lay it in the streets to make motorists slop. Being young, we thought i was funny, but it can be quite tragic. Also great fun last was the high school i which its way through and headed for the big bonfire at Haertel field. The were but clever, and we especially liked the i i s-preader with big "The Greyhound is collned and a to a i the Greyhound was the theme throusrhout. One float depicted the collaied hound as a rrooni, i as the bride. --KIDKNAP. Under the Capitol Dome Old-Time Oratory Missing from Badger Campaign By John MADISON, Consider the decline of the art of political oratory as it is exemplified in Wisconsin polities today. It is true, of course, that the old and dead heroes of public affairs always look big- and better. A public man's stature and reputation grows as the years pass after his death, anecdotes become legends, and deficiencies and weaknesses are gradually obscured in the a it a le view of posterity. Yet it does seem that the Wiscon- John Wyngaard sin political arena today offers fewer orators than the same stage bore a generation or two ago, if the history books are to be trusted. Wisconsin today has few men in the limelight who have attained real and undisputed oratorical stature. Have a look at the principal candidates for the major offices that will be voted on next Tuesday, the governorship and the U. S. senator- ship. Mr. Goodland, Republican incumbent governor, will surely not take it amiss if it is reported here that he is not an orator. His voice is coarse and muffled, his style Legal Notices APPLICATION FOR LIQUOR I Undrr Orcllnnncr passed Kebrn.m 20 1934 and all nmrnclnu-ntv OFFICE OF 1 1 October 21). liM'i TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN Picnic take notice a liEORCE It ROBINSON, Residence. -HI Dtinfo.ii- Avo- nuc has made ami (tied npplu mi this i lor a Retail Class I i Icalinff Liquor and Mull i 1 UM- for the premLse.s located nt -112 Mum Street in accordance with the uned ordinance. NONIE EY Oct 1 Ch -i straight and unaffected, his enunciation sometimes difficult. MEASURING THEM Mr. Hoan, his Democratic challenger, has more of a reputation ss a spell-binder. Yet he is not as effective as he used to be. He has not adapted his material to the changing times. Hoan's audiences hear the diatribes they heard many times before, and in a voice that becomes more rasping as the years grow upon this aging battler for radical causes. The Republican nominee for U. S. senator, Judge McCarthy, betrays his short experience in public speaking as he addresses campaign audiences. His voice is unaccustomed to the tasks he imposes upon it, and sometimes his vocabulary is inadequate for a comprehension of the abstractions which necessarily come up in political debate involving an office dealing with national and international political problems Of the four principal candidates, Prof. McMurray, the Democratic senatorial' bidder, is the most polished and effective--as far as the mechanics of delivery are concerned. He is urbane, and poised. But he betrays an intellectual smugness that militates against the full effectiveness of his platform skill. LESSER LIGHTS Indeed, some of the lesser lights in the Wisconsin political hierarchy, as far as their present rank in pol- itics is concerned, are the superiors of the men who occupy the top spots on the ticket. A man who has trained himself quickly as an effective public speaker is Rep. John W. Byrnes of Green Bay. Sen. Robert Tehan of Milwaukee is probably the best orator in the present legislature. Rep. Frank B. Keefe of Oshkosh will be accejjted as the ablest exponent of the old-style stentorian school of political a'rgument, while Rep. Al O'Konski has mastered the rabble- rousing art to a degree not equalled by anyone who presently comes to mind in this state. Phil LaFollette, now out of state politics, was a canny and artful public speaker, possessor of a rich voice and a shrewd dramatic sense. Senator Bob LaFollette is persuasive, but not moving. Sec. of State Fred R. Zimmerman has picked up some tricks in a life-time of professional exhortation, and Rep. J. Biemiller of Milwaukee is capable of effective extemporaneous utterance. But the old-time orator is only a memory, as far as the cast in the present Wisconsin political drama goes. Speeches today are quick and short, they are not prepared with the care that politicians used to lavish upon them, probably because with the universal use of radio the politicians no longer can write one speech that sufficed during an entire campaign by minute adjustments and polishing as the exigencies of audience and locality demanded. From Freeman Files 10 YEARS OLD Benjamin Franklin Funk, president and last surviving member of the Waukesha G.A R. post, died Oct. 29 after a long illness one week bcfote his 92nd birthday. His passing left thiee Civil War veterans in the county: Col. Francis Draper, Eagle. Edward P. Hunckley, North Praiiie, and James Jones. Ocono- wowoe. Mr. Funk was also a former county assessor and school board member in Genesee town and Mukwonago. A military funeral was arranged by the American Legion, St. John's Military academy, the Daughters of Union Veterans and the Women's Relief Corps. 21 YEARS AGO An unofficial report was in this country that Lester James Wright, a relief worker from Waukesha, fell into hands of bandits in Syria and grave fears were entertained fo.r his life. He was taking a group of Armenian orphans to Allcto, Syria, from Turkey, when the hoodlums attacked them, murdering of the children and tailing others captive. Wright, a Waukosha farm boy, attended Carroll college and the University of Wisconsin before going overseas. Auxiliary Will Give Halloween Party By Mrs. Harvey Stubbs NORTH PRAIRIE (Special) -A Htilloween party, sponsored by the Woman's auxiliary of the North Prairie fire department will be held at thp garage of the Pet Milk Thursday night. A giant parade, at 8 p.m. will touch off the festivities which included movies and refreshments. Prizes will he awarded for Lhe oddest, wierdest, funniest, most original and host costume. Ladies Meet Ladies of the Lutheran ehurch circle. North Prairie, will meet at the homo of Mis. Irven Kirschke on Weclnesclav evening, Nov. 6. Mis, A i Howards is president of the group. M. E. Church Meetings Three North Prairie circles of the M. E. ehurrh will meet Friday evening. Nov. 1: Mrs. W. Arcnz' circle at the home of Mrs. Archie Jenkins, Mrs. Floyd West's circle at tho home of Mrs. Clarence Orth and Mis. Tom Hopkins' circle at the home of Mrs. Humphrey Pugh, ith Mrs. K. Realty as co-hostess. Hold Reunion The Charles Boetcher reunion was held on Saturday, Oct. 26, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Roberts here. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Otto Boetcher and family, Waukesha; Mr. and Mrs. Allen Spencer and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pctt, Waukesha: Mr. and Mrs. William Raducge, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schumacher, Estellc Raduegc and Warren Raduegc, Mr. and Mrs. Carol Raduege, Mukwonago; Mr. and STATE OF WISCONSIN COUNTY A A IN PROBATF In the a of the of ARTHUR JONKS al.vo ARTHUR W. JONES. NOTICE tv al a Reci. 1 'erm of Mild Court to be heM Ut House In thr Cllv ol W.IIIM-,: County and State brgmnU-n i Tuesday of November. A iMfi the 19th day of A I) ten o'clock A. M. follow will be a Proof of i RIU! the ftli of Ihr TI1UR JONES. n-. A i i JONES, deceased, he hemR i i i i of the Town of Pewatikee in NHK! CouMy Mid a FURTHER I 1 I EN 'i i' a i Clalmi tjam.u ARTHUR JONES, tho i S.I 111 Firs'. on 148 i us ARTHUR JON'ES. deceased must I): 1 IlliM i this Court on or he-fore the Firs' d.iv ol March. A. 1347, or be i barred. AND NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that hearing on nil chums i he had at the Court tn the i of Waurceshn. s.ud niul Slate on tho First Tues- dva ot March A 1947. nt ten o'clock A. or as a as Ihe same can be heard Dutcd this i2nd dav ot October, A 1946 Bx the Court ALLEN YOUNO. County Judge i AUSTIN A I A i lor a Oct 24-Nov 7, City Clerk Oflice Wankeshii Wisconsin October 25, 1946 TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN A petition of Florence Estbrrp. al for a change of of direct! to rear of 216 West St P.uil and to the real of 224 St. I r.iu! A from i a to Commercial and I i i i I i considered by Planning Zoning Connni.sslon The property In question Is surrounded I on by Commercial nnd LlBht a a i District The change requested in the i i Is a lORtcnl ni'd consolidation of s.uue district It Is 'v the Zoning Commission Hut s.ud iicti- tuvi be a NOW THEREFORE at a Reeular adjourned roectmc of the Common Council of of a i Wisconsin to be held on Wednrsdnv fi 1946, 7. JO clock luial action will be tnken by the Common Council upon the of the Planning Zonmw Commission nt which time all a i nitf rested will be given an oppor- i to be hc.ucl NONIE CROWLEY. Oct 29 31-N'oi. 2 City Clerk IN PROBATE STATE OP WISCONSIN 1 SS. Countv Court for Waukesha County In the MnUer the Estate of EMMA THORNTON. Deceased. NOTICE is hereby given that at the regular term of the County Court, to be held in nnd for said at the court House thr City of Waukesha. in said Countv. on the first Tuesday being the 3rd day of December A.D. 1946 at ten o'clock In the forenoon of -said day, the following matter will be heard The account of the administration of the estate of EMMA THORNTON deceased late of City of In Waukesha County. Wisconsin, will be ex- flmlned and allowed, the heirs of said deceased determined, the residue of said a assigned and Inheritance tax determined and ordered paid. Dated Oct. 25th. 1946. By the Court, Mrs. Alfred Boetcher and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Raduege, Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Nelson and family, Dousman; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Raduege, Big Bend, and Miss Alice Chapman, East Troy. THE DAILY GRAB BAG One-Minute Test 1. How many Guianas are there in 2. What is Mount Cotopaxi, Ecuador, noted for? 3. What two important Latin- American seaports He almost on the equator? Hints on Etiquette If you suffer from self-consciousness which makes you uncomfortable in company, remember that the less you think about yourself, the less self-conscious you will be. Think of others. Today's Horoscope If this is your birthday, you are kind and loving, sympathetic and quite sensitive. You are very popular and a comfortable person to have around. Although you are retiring by nature, and unassuming, you have good judgment, once you make up your mind. You have many friends. Avoid a prolonged discussion today. Social prospects are poor under present influences. Get this month's bills paid, to start the next fresh. End the month on a very cheerful note. One-Minute Test Answers 1. Three, British, French and Dutch. 2. It is the highest active volcano in the world. 3. Guayaquil, Ecudor, and Belem, Brazil. Radio Program THURSDAY 6 P. M. Evening News Supper Club WTMJ 0:30 P. M. Encores WBBM Hollywood Theater WTMJ Dennis Day 7 P. M. Aldrich Family Suspense WISN 7:30 P. M. Burns and Allen WTMJ FBI WISN Town Meeting WL3 8 P. M. Music Hall Dick Haymes WBBM-WISN 8:30 P. ML Village Store WTMJ Crime Photographer WISN fl P. M. Sing. America, Sing Abbott and Costello Supper Club WGN WTMJ WMAQ Reader's Digest 9:30 P. M. Fantasy In Melody WENR Eddie Cantor WTMJ Phone Again Finnegan --WBBM- WISN Crime Files 10 P. M. News WTMJ New "Unknown Soldier" Will Co to Arlington World War II Victim To Rest Beside Other HOLT COOMBS AUoriu-v: for County Judge. Ort 31. Nov. 7-14 STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT-WAUKESHA COUNTY ALICE WINTER. a i i WILLIAM WINTER. i a THE STATE OF WISCONSIN lo the said a YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to sp- ppar a the of thiv summons, exclusive of the day of urn Ice, nnd defend the above entitled action In I court nforcsald. and In case of I.ulurv MI lo do Judgment 111 be remitrt'd nccordim to the drmitml of the complaint, a copy of which Is served upon ou iFPELDT A I.IOHTSINN. Plaintiff's Attorneys Ari.lro" Bnimrtrr Blfit Wisconsin. Oct. 2-Nov. 1. Special to Central Press WASHINGTON--Another "Unknown Soldier," selected from the unidentified dead of World War II will be placed to final rest besida the Unknown Soldier of World War I in the national shrine at Arlington National Cemetery. This time, the unknown defender of his country may not be a soldier, but a sailor, marine or coast guardsman. All four services will be represented in the final choosing, but no one will ever know who he was, or in which branch of service he fought. According to present plans, this unknown member of the armed forces will be brought back to this country from some foreign battlefield. A bill providing for'the return of an unknown serviceman was passed in Congress on June 14, 1946, and "has been signed by President Truman. Details as to how the unknown serviceman will be chosen are to be worked out by the war department. Selection of the Unknown Soldier of World War 1 was one of the most dramatic incidents in military history. Few men have had greater honors paid them in death. In October, 1921, the war department gave Instructions for the exhumation of one unidentified body at each of the four American military cemeteries in France, where men were buried Unknown Soldier's a ft they had fallen on the four major fronts Tomb world War 1. Three Quartermaster officers and one Infantry officer were sent to each of these cemeteries under sealed orders, which when opened Instructed them to select the body of one soldier. Since this soldier was identified by number only, the orders contained a number picked at random. Alternate numbers were provided In the event that If an exhumed body contained the slightest Identification, it could be reburied and a second one selected Once the four bodies were exhumed, all records of their numbers, the plots in which they were buried and the cemeteries from which they came were destroyed. The four bodies. In steel gray caskets were taken to Chalons-sur- Marne and placed In a small room in the city hall. Thousands of grateful French visited the city hall and paid tribute to the four men, one of whom would be selected to symbolize all of the unknown American dead of World War 1. The Unknown Soldier was brought to the United States aboard the flagship of Admiral Dewey, the "Olympia." Reaching Hampton Roads. on November 8. the casket was transferred to the presidential yacht, "Mayflower," and taken up the coast and eventually up the Potomac river to Washington. Saluting cannon greeted the "Mayflower" and Its honored hero all along the Potomac as the ship proceeded slowly up to the Washington Navy Yard. As the yacht pulled into the dock, a regiment of cavalry, sabers drawn at "present," met the vessel. The casket was taken to the Capitol on a black-draped gun caisson drawn by six black horses. Cabinet members. Army and Navy officers of high rank and other dignitaries marched behind the caisson. Inside the Capitol rotunda the casket was placed on the same catafalque wnere only martyred presidents--Lincoln, Garfield and McKinley--had rested before. On November 10, 1921, the body lay In state while an unending stream of people came to pay tribute. The next day, with pomp and ceremony seldom seen In this country, the TJnkown Soldier was taken to his final resting place at Arlington. Since this day, 25 years ago this month, more than a half million visitors have viewed the tomb of the Unknown Soldier each year. Last year, 316 wreaths and sprays were placed at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier by various veteran, patriotic and civic organizations. Today, a crack honor guard from the ceremonial detachment at adjoining Fort Myer maintains a 2-l-hour watch. a rather strenuous duty because of precision required, volunteers for the honor have to booked months in advance, v-RvwuRRCHiVE Volunteer For Duty

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