TUESDAY,.MAY 23, 1950 BI.Vnil3VII.I,R (ARK.V COURIER NEWS HAL BOYLE'S COLUMN American ( Husband Is Given Unfair Show, Columnist Says NEW YORK —M'j— One of the Hen-pecked husbands aren't na- world's mest durable punching togs live to the North American cli- is me American husband./ ma tc: They arc lound in equal He Is particularly the .target of imported Intellectuals, and practically any visiting foreigner -can make a fast buck here by Betting up on a lecture platform and saying a few unkind words about the typical American husband. ' It's been tliat-,way f)r 100 years. t nd gradually a stock figure has nergcd—a wonderful cartoon that represents the average European lecturer's Idea of the average American married man. Mama Drops Hundred This mythical fellow is a paunchy, walrus-necked tycoon who spends his mornings In an air-cooled office scanning the stock market ticker and roaring at underlings. AI- 'ternoon finds him belling a golf ball around a remodeled cow pa ture. And at night he comes reluctantly home to his wife, a henna- haired vixen in an ermine wrap who dishes him up a cold meal out of cans and wears his cars raw with her strident wail: "You gotta earn more sugar for mama, big boy—I dropped another hundred at bridge today." He's nn tiltcr-riddlen, money- quantities, so far as I can tell, In every country in the world. A domineering wife doesn't require on equal rights statute to have her way. ' < One of the proofs of the intelligence of the American husband Is that he doesn't try to continue the impossible task of keeping his wife subservient to him. In many respects many husbands abroad are still sticking their heads, ostrlcli- like, in the sands of a dead past. grubbing success in business, American husband—but a bum bel in the boudoir. "He mak the mon- nee, yes. but at 1'amour ho ees no good. In love he ees a schoolboy, no?" Picture Is Illusion No, he isn't. The whole picture of the American husband is an outward phantasy, an illusion dreamed up by foreigners as a result, perhaps, of seeing too many 25-year- old Hollywood movies—and taking them seriously. Tt might be a good idea Tor the -State Department to hire a few really American families and send /jAwm on tour to other countries, 'flP^- to bring them up-to-date on wnat kind of people live here. Tt would be the best kind of propaganda. Too many common folk abroad still believe Americans carry gold around in buckets and sleep on bedsheeU woven from $100 bills. And, of course, the truth about the American husband tctlay Is that he Is the world's best matrimonial buy. He doesn't have the idea that marriage is just something for women and children. He works at It. And it's a pretty healthy life. Some time ago the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company figured out there were some 35.500,000 husbands In the United Stales, so they're hardly dying out. Paychecks Cnm« Home They're good proyiners, too. Most of them bring their paychecks home in iheir mouths. Or at least the lady of the house and the kids get a fair share of the take, not ji.tst whatever crumbs are left over. Mama Isn't a vassal—she's a partner. .^foreign men often Jeer at Amerl- ffl; husbands as being hen-pecked prisoners of their womenfolk. But this is like one jailbird screaming "convict" at the fellow In the next cell. v McCloy Stresses Defense Ro!e of U.S. in Germany HANNOVER. Germany, May 23. Western troops in Gernmny "are no longer primarily nn occupying force but a force defending Germany and Europe against a revival of dictatorship and oppression," U.S. High Commissioner John J. McCloy told the German people yesterday. McCloy emphasized the defensive rather tlinn police role of American. British and French iroops in a speech here interpreting the results of the recent London conference. He spoke at the opening of an American cultural center. 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