Journal and Courier from Lafayette, Indiana on October 3, 1944 · 6
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Tuesday, October 3, 1944
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LAFAYETTE JOURNAL AND COURIER Tuesday Evening, October 3, 19 1 i Journal and Courier THR JOl.'ll.VAL, FOUNDED l2 THE COUIUKK. FOUNDED 131 , k." !'!?' I tB rAILT (EXCEPT SUNDAY). AT -V.'r- , -AISL l OTjnriLR BUILDING. SIXTH AND UlRRY STREETS. LAFAYETTE INDIANA HKVRY W. MARPHALt, Edltor-tn -Chief HENRY W. MARSHALL. Jr.. Publisher INTIUKD AS fRCOND ri.3 MATTKII POST OrFtCE. LAFAYETTE INDIANA AT Mill auhtrrlptton rttai Indiana and rroquola County. Illlnola: Ona year la'OO: 1 months 13.00; three montha 11.7a: ona month 7Jc. Delivered by carrier. 15a per week. Mall rates In all other etates: one year. $7.00: en montha 15.00; three rnontha. 1.1.00: one month. SI. 25. All mall subscriptions are payable In advance with order. NOTICE Hubacrlhers srlahln addressee chaosed must give old as well aa new address. MEMBER OF TUB ASSOCIATED PRESS and AP FEATURES Tha Aasoolated Press la axclualvely entitled to the usa for publication of all news dispatch credited to It In this paper and alao tbe local newa published herein. MEMBER AC PIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATION 4011 Telephones 4011 Typographical Union No. 64 states that all printers employed in the Lafayette Journal and Courier composing room are union members. GOVERNMENT BY DECREE In a current magazine article titled, "Will We Save the American Form of Govern ment?" Stanley High tells us that regulation of cit'iens' live by executive directives and the flowering of unlimited bureaucracy are giving us a new form of government that is no longer real democracy. And he adds that the war is not solely responsible for the phenomenon. Between March, 1936, and June, 1944, grand total of 78,541 directives, grants, or ders, permissions and prohibitions were is sued by the New Deal regime at Washing ton. To print them required 62,202 pages containing 93,000,000 words. "Reading at a good clip" continues Mr. High's article, "it would take nearly ten years of uninter rupted going merely to wade through them." Bureaucratic restriction on individuals was well on its way long before the war came on. When war arrived it only in creased the speed of expansion and stimu Iated the growth' of the multiplicity of directives. And be it known that the people were not in on the establishment of this unprecedented code of rules and regulations Mny of them were created in direct disre gard of the expressed will of tbe people's elected representatives. The numero . . agencies which have been created are not government by law; they are government outside of law, and that is often the way they operate. And Mr. High points out that the precedent for operating that way is set at the top. This readiness at the top to govern outside the structure of representative government has been transmitted down through the whole labyrinth of executive agencies and their numerous sub-agencies. It is a kind of government that has not come about by accident. By no means can It be blamed on the exigencies of war. It Is the result of widespread conviction among those who govern us that theirs is the kind of government we ought to have. V NEWSPAPER WRITING some controversy nas naiuraiiy aeveiopea from a book recently published by the veteran newspaper man, Oswald Garrison Vil-lard, entitled "The Disappearing Daily." Mr. Villard drastically criticizes newspapers in general for alleged carelessness in handling the news and deterioration in the quality of reporting. Along with another critical journalist, he finds "sloppiness in product" the outstanding phase of metropolitan newspapers. "Nobody," he complains, "seems concerned about the real meaning of words. The city and copy desks no longer care about blunders." He thinks the newspapers were better written in the first two decades of this century than they are now. Many discriminating editors and reporters will disagree with him. It may be granted that the quality of newspaper writing in general has deteriorated in the last decade or so from the standpoint of correct English. This fault probably results from a growing emphasis, in high school and college, on science and mere factual knowledge rather than mastery of good English. And there is a good deal of bad writing In the current war news, by men who know their news better than their language. But even so, any critic who looks over the typical journalistic writing of the first decade or two of this century will probably find it much worse than it is now. V OLD JOBS UNATTRACTIVE When congress wrote into the Selective Service law a proviso that drafted men ahould be given their old jobs back the action was in accord with public sentiment. But recent experience leads to wonder how many will want their old jobs. The area director of the War Manpower Commission discloses that 75 per cent of all veterans interviewed refused to rtturn to their former jobs. They prefer places in electronics, radar, " aircraft engines, plastics or motors. Ir many of these fields remarkable progress has been made since the war started, and prospects for their future dim when the Selective Service provision , was written are bright. The returning veterans apparently are thinking ahead," and prefer young and growing industry to established businesses. This development is not strange, b'tt a typical reaction of ambitious young Americans. Their willingness to take a chance with new enterprises has led to creation of many present-day Industrial giants. V NEW DEAL DEPRESSION By restricting production and making the unemployed dependent on government dole Instead of creating Jobs for idle workers, the Roosevelt administration prolonged the depression of the thirties several years beyond its natural course. New Deal spokesmen are completely stumped when asked to explain why this country was bo far behind every other major nation In achieving recovery. In June, 19U'J, industrial production in the United K ates was 18 percent below 19i9 whereas all the other important nations, except France, had increased production over 1929 figures. Even in France, where the Fopular Front government had deliberately sabotaged industry, production in 1939 was only eight percent below the 1929 level, as compared with our 1ST percent. For the privilege of carrying heavier de pression burdens than any other nation and carrying them long after recovery had come in the rest of the world, the people of the United States paid ever increasing taxes. In 1933 national taxes in the United States took 16.8 percent of the national income and in 1938 these taxes took 22.4 percent, an Increase of 33 percent. In the United King dom, on the other hand, in 1933, 26.7 percent of the national income was taken in taxes while in 1938 only 21.7 percent was taken, less than in the United States and a decline of 19 percent as compared with the increase of 33 percent in this nation. Between 1929 and 1939 the national debt of the United States increased 139 percent, In the United Kingdom for the same period it increased only 9 percent. Whereas na tional income in this country decreased 21 percent between 1929 and 1939, in the United Kingdom it increased 14 percent. Thus while the ratio of government expenditures to national income decreased 6 percent abroad, it increased 207 percent at home under the New Deal. .This is the record of profligate indifference to the welfare of the people that the New Deal has shown. This is the rec ord of spending our way into national 'poverty on which they seek a return to power for another four years. Although they prolonged the depression for eleven years, longer than any other de pression in our history; although they tiave spent more money than any other admin istration in our history; and although it took the costliest war in our history to solve the unemployment problem even temporarily, the New Dealers think they are indispensable to our government. The people will decide otherwise in November. V NEUTRAL SHELTER Secretary of State Hull, warning neutral nations that if they shelter" Axis refugees they will lose American friendship for years to come, spoke not a moment too soon. When Germany is conquered, Nazi authorities will have , to go elsewhere or think they will. Those at the top, with ill-gotten wealth stored in other countries, will wish to follow it. The Allies have other designs, but some may escape. Sweden says her frontiers will be closed to persons who "by their actions have defied the conscience of the civilized world or betrayed their own countries." Turkey has announced that her frontiers are closed to all Axis nationals. Switzerland says simply that she is "fully alive to the problems which would arise, should Axis leaders find asylum in Switzerland." It is not a categorical refusal of refuge, but Switzerland usually takes a right path. Spain twists out of a direct refusal by saying that there is "no basis for supposition that Axis leaders might find refuge in Spanish territory." This gives a loophole for entrances "never expected." Portugal has been an ally of Britain for hundreds of years, is proud of it and usually co-operates. But a definite stand would be welcomed. Argentina is the weak spot. A govern ment which does not represent the people of a nation is apt to be corrupt, and much Axis money is believed to be there, helping to keep the present government in povvx-r. Argentina will stand careful watching. The Allies are now watching it, and it is hoped that they did not begin too late or lt.-ave any gates unguarded. V Vice President Wallace says all should study and vote. As a reward they may be sent to China some day to get rid of them. V It is high time Hitler brushed that lock of hair out of his eyes and took a good look at the situation. V Blessed is the home with shelves full of freshly canned stuff in the cellar. V Seems Germany has lost the war, but nobody has yet won it. v: Out of the Past 10 YEARS AGO TODAY IN THK JOIKXAI, AND COIKIKR Lafayette firemen set a record last night in a hose-raising demonstration at the Lafayette Life building, the event being a feature of the state fire school at Purdue and a local campaign of fire prevention. Firemen had water flowing from a nozzle on top of the Life building three minutes after the hose was attached. The patrol of Centennial school won first rating last year. Pupils who are members of the safety patrol and the school principal, Miss Effa Horn, were given an ovation at a meeting yesterday. The West Point school building was broken into last night and several boxes of candy and $2 were taken. Basket dinners will feature the annual observance of "Ouiatenon Day" by the l"p- pecanoe County Historical association Oct. 6 at Tippecanoe battlefield. Dorothy Dix Says: COMPETITION AFTER .MARRIAGE Whenever we hear of a husband who has strayed off of the premises, or who has lost or stolen, or even temporarily mislaid, we blame his wife for it. How careless! we cry! Why didn't the keep him under lock and key? How did she expect to keep her propertly if she didn't take care of it? Possibly these criticisms are just. But while we are lambasting the wife for not having kept as wary an eye on her husband as she did on her mink coat, we forget that there are extenuating circumstances for her seeming negligence. For when a girl marries she enters upon a career in which the com petition is fiercer than it is anywhere else in the world, and which never ceases until her treasure is so old and shopworn that no other woman craves it. If you will consider the competition that all wives have to buck, you will not wonder that some of them lose out. You will marvel that any of them manage to hold on to their husbands. To begin with, there is the Glam our Girl with whom all wives have to com pete. Every wife knows that she gets old and fat and grizzled at her peril, for no man's eyes ever get so dim that he can't see a pretty little wolverine a mile off. It is conservatively estimated that it costs the 60- year-old wives eight million dollars a year to keep in the running with sweet 16. Then there is the Office Wife. . It takes some doing for the woman who has been up half the night walking a sick baby, and who has had to get breakfast and the children off to school and husband on his way to the office to present the spick-and-span appearance that little Miss Pothooks does, who has had a good night's sleep, and plenty of time to comb her hair and put on her complexion Also, it 13 much easier to yes-yes a man who pays you a salary or doing s and whose cantankerousness you don't have to stand but eight hours a day, than it is one whose disposition you have to live with all the time. Then there is the husband's mother who every wife has to compete with from the al tar to the grave and who, according to her son, made bread that was angels' food, ran a house without spending money, and who never had nerves, or tempers, or any opinions of her own. Then there is the woman who always looks like a million dollars, but who tells every husband she meets that she spends absolutely nothing on her clothes. Every wife has to compete with her and have her own husband bawl her out because her basement bargain clothes shriek aloud where they came from. Then every wife has to compete with the FBI as a detective who can put her hand in the dark on whatever it is her husband has lost, and who knows what he did with his fish hooks and where he left his hat And, above all. every wife has to compete with that invisible, deadly rival whom she can never even hope to equal the woman he didn't marry, the woman who never grew old, or lost her beauty, or was tired, or cross. or contradicted him, and who was a miracle worker who could conjure good dinners out of the air. So it is no wonder that with all of this competition that sometimes wives don't have time to watch their husbands and keep them from being kidnapped. DOROTHY DLX. (Copyright, 1944) V 23 YEARS AGO TODAY IN THE COl RlUt R. G. Siegfried, of Mulberry, has been appointed a member of the faculty of Indiana university. Last year the Jewish Ladies Aid society of this city expressed the opinion that instead of sending flowers upon the occasion of a friends death that the money be turned over to a fund and when a good amount was realized that the contributions be given to some worthy cause. Yesterday the sum of $100 was turned over to the campaign com mittee of the American Jewish Relief to be applied to Tippecanoe county's quota. The First Christian church, this city, is prosperous and highly developed. The property is now worth more than $60,000. President Wilson is a very sick man. His daughters have been called to his bedside. 50 YEARS AGO TODAY IN THE MORNING JOIRNAL A contract was awarded a few days ago for a $6,000 residence to be erected by A. W. Caldwell at the corner of Ninth and Colum bia streets. It will be one of the finest homes in the city. The Monon on Saturday nights now runs a sleeping coach from Chicago to West Baden and French Lick Springs. Prairie chickens pre now being served at John Wendling's cafe. All day today throngs of beautifully at tired ladies were seen going and coming from one millinery opening to another. James W. Noel has left Purdue and is now located in Indianapolis engaged in the study of law. Revolution in Europe (Chicago Tribune) Larry Rue of the Tribune agrees with other observers in Paris that France is going left. The radicals contemplate the national! zation of heavy industry, finance and utilities. The state will make a beginning by expropri ating properties which the Germans them selves had expropriated and by declaring for feit the possessions of Frenchmen accused of collaboration. There is an intricate snarl of property rights due to the occupation and the usurpations of the Nazis in rencn eco nomic life. There also is a desire for revenge on the industrialists and the propertied class accused of treason. In spite of soviet disavowal of world rev olution the Communists are active in France, Italy, Yugoslavia, and Greece, if not in other countries which have suffered from one or another of the brands of totalitarianism. Bui garia already has gone red. Among the in consistencies and contradictions of the dis tracted continent is this one of desiring to continue some form of the original curse. There is a terrific although delayed backwash of the Russian revolution. It brought about the conditions which made the war by creating intolerable systems of gov ernment and filling the continent with fears and hatreds operating on a decadent econ omy, The revolution has not extinguished its torch. Controls are passing into other hands, but the Idea that it is profitable to manage a dictatorial state is not dead. Men who suffered from Hitler and fought him on the continent have not rejected the governmental system under which they led tortured lives. This may seem strange. Peoples which suffered from dictatorship might be expected to regard totalitarianism as the greatest of evils. But these same peoples thirst for re venge upon some of their own countrymen and for purposes of revenge there is no form of government so useful as the dictatorship, freed as it is of k!1 restraints. That is why the liberation of Europe may be accompanied by the rise of new dictatorships with all the usual paraphernalia of concentration camps and gallows. V ; A Split in the Ranks (New York Bun) Ten of 21 members of Rhode Island's Industrial Trades Unions Political Action committee, subdivision of the ClO-Political Action committee for that state, have re signed. A statement Issued by nine of them says that "after careful consideration we have come to the conclusion that we would benefit by leaving politics alone," and adds: "As free men we wish to have our rights to vote for whom we please." There is a tinge of ingratitude however great the truth in the final remark: "We have many laws today favorable to working men and women and it was not Sidney Hillman or the CIO who got them for us." " The Rhode Island action follows that of union officials in Utah who similarly resigned, because they did not want to be told how to vote. Neither Utah nor Rhode Island is among the states that are most powerful politically, although the latter is one of the most thoroughly unionized. They may be small, the one in population and the other in size, but they raise a complaint that is likely to be echoed in larger states before election. V Factographs Civilians anywhere In the United States who are American citizens and have suffi cient mechanical adaptability to permit them to learn how to repair guns, small arms weapons and army motor vehicles can now be trained to become expert Mechanics at ordnance specialised schools. Recruiting for this training is done by the nine service command headquarters throughout the country, which recommend the civilians for this type of training and pay them trainee wage scales while they are learning. The Army ordnance 30-caliber carbine is now being supplied to naval officers and chief petty officers in place of the 45-caliber automatic nistol. In World War I an infantry division required 153 motor vehicles and 4,400 horse?. In this war, however, a division requires 3,500 vehicles of 160 different types, but no horses at all. NEWS BEHIND THE NEWS By PA IX MAIXON WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 The D:imbarton Oaks conference opened with a flare of trumpet publicity but ended practically in official silence. The departing announcements could have been hidden in a thim ble with room to rattle around Essential fact of disagreement came out to the press through a senator. As has become generally known, Russia objected to a plan drawn up by the British and unreserved ly supported by us, specifying that if one of the big four powers was a party in an aggression dispute, I should retire from the delib erations about what action to take. Russia wanted participation by the Involved party, and wanted it so badly agreement was impossi ble. Speculation on the meaning o the disagreement has been diffi cult for fear of embarrassing Russia or over-interpreting her position. Off the record officials have attributed Russia's stand to her extreme sensitivity of capital istic and imperialist nations from the beginning. No doubt she thinks some small nation could get a council led by Britain and the United States to exclude her from consideration of any dispute in which she becomes involved and perhaps take joint action against her. But Mr. Churchill, in the sharp- pointed words of his speech to parliament, contrived a few typi cal phrases which may have carried more meaning to the Russian delegates than to the casually reading public. He said, in effect, a peace agreement could not be effective unless made in full and confident accord and advised that another meeting would have to be held at the under secretary level to get that accord. The intimation was that it would have to be soon in order to prepare for a big joint confer ence with Stalin "as soon as the military situation permits." At Bretton Woods, the Russian delegates could not agree on anything until they heard directly from Stalin and any change in their instructed course was occasionally delayed as much as three days while thev got in touch with him. Presumably thev have with drawn now to let Moscow think this over for even a longer period The subject seems to me to con tain the heart of the whole peace problem, although the officials here say 90 per cent of the pro gram was agreed upon, including the creation of the top council of large nations and the . assembly of all nations. They must be measuring by the amount of foolscap upon which the agreements were typewritten The Russian position certainly re flects her intention to retain free dom of action, if nothing more. But what is most puzzling is that the Russians have great in fluence upon China, which is to sit on the big four council and upon France, which Is to join later. She certainly would get a full hearing through them, even if Britain and the United States were inclined oppositely In any given case. To me personally It appears the fact of the disagreement is not aa important as that Russia stressed it to the breaking point. In actuality, even though the agree ment called for unanimous consideration, everyone will appreciate that a big four power could in reality take independent action if she chose, even without con suiting the big four. Nations inclined toward war seldom consider themselves stopped by agreements Perhaps Russia might claim she wanted to watch the others in every dispute involving herself so closely that they could not act without her knowledge, but- this is a fuzzy thought as action with out public knowledge in demo cratic nations is impossible. I have told the possibilities mentioning Russia only, as she is the declining party, but they ap ply equally to Britain, the United States, China and France. In short the British proposal seems to me to be on the theory of ren dering judicial judgment in dis putes. The Russian idea would be like putting the defendant or prosecutor on the court to help make the decision. . v Newsnaner Follows Soldier in Pacific Pfc. Charles R. (Ike) Lewis of Lafayette, writing to the Journal and Courier from the 15th base postoffice, Pacific theater of war, says copies of the Journal and Courier are reaching him regularly, although he has several times changed addresses. Your paper followed me a long ways," he writes. It came to me while I was training on the desert in the fall of 1942; and it fol lowed me up to Attu and now into the pacific." He tells of receiving 42 papers at one time while on Attu, and says that pictures, stories, and editorials were clipped and placed in the Yegimentai scrap book. "I got quite a kick out of you forecasting about the Marshalis being hit soon," he said. "I had the honor of receiving the infantry combat badge. I have been relieved of combat duties now. so I am working in the base post- office." In God We Trust "Lord increase our faith." Our heavenly Father, humbly do we approach Thee, acknowledging Thy greatness and Thy goodness, beseeching Thee for a continuation of Thy manifold kindnesses. Thy merciful love and care for us who are so often unworthy of Thy consideration. We thank Thee for blessing us and we pray Thee to forgive us for our weak lapses. Purify our heart, we beg Thee, that we may be able to see Thee and enjoy Thee and make the most of every opportunity to minister to our fellowman in need, thus bringing glory to Thy Holy Name. Bless, us. O Lord, that we may be obedient to Thy will, following it lovingly a ad faithfully, both in sadness and in difficulty as well as in well-being. All this we ask of Thy graciousness confident of Thy abounding generosity. Through Jesus Christ. Amen. v Florida's Everglades cover nearly 5,000 square miles. They'll Do It Every Time 4 V Pk-t . By Jimmy Hatlo r.v-i ' I 1 i II 4TV y )$ZJ DO THE THINKING 1 WWV IN vvsi !.' A DON'T MXJ WRiTE LETTERS LKE I DICTATE THEM'? MERE! LOCK AT TMiS LETTER TO PEEKLESS KEY MOLE ; INC. DID I SAY "ON OR ' ABOUT ?NO! I SAID "ON OR BEFORE! YOU JUST DO SOUR JOB. I'LL RUN J TME BUSINESS AND DO TME THINKING ABOUND HERE ! i i - ' :.-a: '.' L- Jtf tV---CLS Mryu iikt E-PcEkLtaS KLVWOLE.INC. Dort Sr ( KTTEk ChECK ON fMC SUPPO.c SHE ADDRESS ) KlAH-BlAH DID WRITE TME YOUR ORDER (CO'-iRECTKJN LETTER EXACTLY VOUR LETTER POYj WAVE AS ME DICTATED I GOT A MANGOS R. TOrvvv) IT r r WE ARE SHIPPING f WOW! WW'S THE KiEW BLONDE?; where ws i? oh.vls- SHIPPING- SHIPPING j IHI "ti''UKULK lOCil't. V MARRiED ON OR 2E-(FNC DATE)" BEFORE-(FiND OUT' I t 1 a e- MM xfM 1 re-fps UUAN L.VALLNT1NE f FOREST H1LLS.L.I. Attican Reported German Prisoner ATTICA, Oct. 3. Mr. and Mrs. Jake Jones received a telegram from their daughter-in-law, of Cornell, Miss., stating that her husband, Lieut. John J. Jones, is a German prisoner at Stalag Luft 1. Clinton Kight and Alton Kight, of Danville, 111., are here for several weeks' visit with their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Glen Bowman. Mrs. Dale Hiller has started work at the aluminum plant, Lafayette. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Clark, of Evansville, returned home after spending a week here with his sister, Mrs. J. Roy Burlington. Mrs. Clark has been convalescing from an operation in Lafayette. BACK TO STATES Mrs. Charles Williams has received word from her husband. Pvt. Williams, that he is being brought back to the states. He said he would be in a U. S. hospital for some time yet. He has walked a little with the use of a cane, for the first time since receiving injuries. Mrs. Edgar Keefer has received a letter from her husband in Italy, stating that he is sending a box of gifts home. A dinner was given at the Attica hotel by fellow employes, honoring Miss Betty Mornout, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. August Mornout, who will be married about middle October to Joseph Van Sycle, of Williamsport. Mrs. Roland Butler spent the week-end in Paris, 111., with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Propst, who Sunday celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary. Charles Lee Butler, recently in ducted into service, writes his mother, Mrs. Theda Butler, from Texas, that he is now taking basic infantry training. He left Purdue recently for induction. His cousin, Robert Steinecker, employed In a defense plant at Fort Worth, Texas, spent a week-end with him. WF.DDIXG Tins WEEK Sgt. Harold DeBord. who was recently returned to Fort Meade from New York, where he expect ed to be shipped out, is now on leave, visiting his mother, Mrs. Clarence DeBord, of Williams- port. His fiance. Miss Daisy Thornton, of Baltimore, accompanied him here and their mar riage will take place some time this week. . Mrs. Dale Hiller received a let ter from her husband, in France, telling her that he was able to be out of bed about half of each day, recovering from shoulder wounds He wrote he was sending home the purple heart decently awarded him. Announcement has been made of the approaching marriage of Mrs. Leota Haller, of Goshen, to Henry Pease, her brother-in-law, also of Goshen. No date has been set but they expect to leave soon after the November election for Lakeland, Fla., to spend the win ter. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hurysch went to Indianapolis, where they took a plane to Tulsa, Okla., to visit their son. Pvt. Charles Hurysch, jr., stationed at Gruber TO HOSPITAL Leonard Bossaer was taken to St. Elizabeth hospital, Lafayette, Monday, for a general check-up, from the home of his cousin. Miss Sylvia Bossaer. West Washington street. He was returned home later in the day in the ambulance. He recently spent six months in this hospital. Wilbur Campbell, of Hillsboro. was taken to the Lafayette clinic for a second check-up Monday, by his daughter, Mrs. R. A. De- Sutter, Attica. Mr. and Mrs. ilham Hutson are the parents of a son, born Sept. 21, at the home of her hus band s parents. Mr. and Mrs. levi Hutson. near Attica. The father is in the armed forces. Mrs. Wayne Livengood took her son. Lynn, to the Home hospital. Lafayette, where he underwent treatment for spleen trouble. Hi Bov. the pony owned by R. A. DeSutter II, won first place n the 47-58" pony class at the Waynetown horse show, Sunday. Judging was on the pony and the rider combined. He took tnira place in the hackney pony tingle in harness. Captain G. F. Spnngman and family of Fort Knox. Ky., came to spend a week with her par ents. Dr. and Mrs. R. D. Chew, at Covington, and his mother, Mrs. Corielia Springman, and sister, Mrs. Leslie Kirkman, and family of Attica. v War Memorial CLEVELAND, Oct. 3. (INS) A crucifix and altar carved rom 18 tons of granite by P'er Ghirla, 60-year-old Italian-born artist, is being completed in Cleveland. The monument is intended s a memorial to the service men of the present war. DAY BY DAY By CHARLES B. DKISOOLL NEW YORK The September hurricane, now history, but ill recorded, did not hit New York unexpectedly. The weather bureau had plotted the course of the storm from hour to hour for several days, and on this day it had said, in effect, "The storm will strike New York at five o'clock, will be violent between six and nine, and will be terrific from about nine to eleven. Wind will reach at least 70 miles per hour, and all will be serene about midnight." I'm not using the scientific weather bureau language, but translating it. The prediction was correct In every respect. The storm went off as scheduled. Many offices and institutions closed at noon or in midafter-noon, to give their people time to reach home. They remembered the swish of the 1938 hurricane that discommodt.-d many New Yorkers and killed a few. I made an appointment with Kay Kayser for four p. m., and appeared at his Waldorf apartment at that time. He and his beautiful wife, Georgia Carroll, came in at five. They had been marooned by the forerunner of the storm in a Third avenue antique shop. Georgia had taken Kay over there to get him in a mood to buy a lot of early Ameri can stuff for their Hollywood home. I already had called up the Empire State building and asked to be permitted to spend the high wind period In the topmost cell of the "mooring mast" atop the tower, and had to make excuses to the Kaysers. Sleet was driving down Park avenue, slanting at first, then running almost horizontally, while we looked out of Kayser's window. The peculiar whistle or shriek that is always associated with the hurricane was beginning to sound. Light was fading. White clouds, in violent motion, were overhead. I talked with Kay awhile about his gout, and how the radio announcers nearly always call his home town Rocky Mountain, in sLeaa or uocKy Mount. 1 sym pathized with him on both scores. since I have had a lot of arthritis if not exactly gout, and a radio smartie recently said that Carry Nation came from Madison Lodge, Kansas. When I called . up the program to protest that there is no such place, nobody was inter ested. They had their pay in ad vance, I guess. Carry came- from Medicine Lodge. Another radio smartie (better description than smarty), adver tising a headache cure, told the customers how farmers in Kansas wear steel helmets when they work in the fields, to protect them from the hail. Some nit-wit in an advertisii.g office probably got money for that one, and his boss didn't have sense enough to know that there are plenty of people in New York from the plains who know that such stuff is so much crackers. So we sympathized, and I admired the beauty of beautiful Georgia Carroll, until the storm got to whistling so loud that we had to put down all windows and batten the hatches. By bribing a doorman, I got a taxi to the Empire State. Traffic was beginning to disappear from the streets. Taximen who had families didn't relish the prospect My driver must have been single and not too happy. He said he didn't care what happened if I didn't. I told him to go ahead: nothing ever happens anyway. It was hard to see the intersections. Sleet and rain were driving across Fraternal Rally At Monticello MONTICELLO, Oct. 3,-Logans-port Canton No. 13 and Ladies' auxiliary held a special meeting in Monticello. Grand and rt grand officers present were Dorothy Toll, association president, Peru; Grace Toll, association clerk, Kokomo; Brulah Sowers, grand officer, Lafayette; Anna Erh, guard, Peru; Nannie Hoover, past president, Lafayette; Fern Gustin, past president, Klwood; E. P. Stewart, South Bend; J. N. Nuium, Elwood; Maurice Curtis, Culver, and K. C. Thompson, grand senior warden, Monticello. A class of six was initiated. The patriarch militant degree was conferred on a class of ten candidates from Monticello. Refreshments were served and talks given by Gen. Gustin and Dorothy TolL Mr. and Mrs. Mark Perkins and daughter moved Monday from the Goodman property, Illinois and Harrison streets, to the property recently purchased from Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Danley, at 525 West Harrison street. Mr. and Mrs. Danley moved to the Goodman property. Mrs. Wilbur Gorir. has gone to Norfolk, Va., for a visit with her husband, who is attending achool at Camp Bradford. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Koestner received word from their son, Sgt. Arthur Koestner, that he had arrived in France. Harold W. Townsley. son of Mr. and Mrs. A. O. Townsley, of Bur nettsville, has been promoted from corporal to sergeant, Mr. and Mrs. Parker Hughes, of Bumettsville, are parents of a son, born Monday at the) Cns county hospital, Loganaport. Mrs. Hughes is the former Bonnie Gwl-breth and is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. H. P. Galbrcth, of Bur. nettsville. J. Harvey Dornn. local business man, has been ill with shingles. Mrs. Hannah Grafton, who w struck by a car last Friday, sustained several broken ribs in addition to bruises. X-ray examination revealed at the Jasper county hospital, Rensselaer. v DIRECT FROM THE PEOPLE f Comrnunlcattooa aant la thi de. partment ahould be limited to lut and must carry the writer's etanature ami adiliesa. The written (not trparti nam will not ha used necesaar11y but must accompany the letter. Anonymoue latter not used.) WHO SLINGS MID? Editor Journal and Courier: I was jast reading Mary Rsls-ncr's comment on President Roosevelt's address Saturday night. I think she has the wrong idea of who is the mud slingcr. I listened to both Roosevelt and Dewey and I say Dewey is the on who slinks the mud. He has done so in every speech he has made so far and I, myself, think Roosevelt's address grand. There was enough humor ' in it to make people laugh once In awhile. We surely need to laugh now and then to keep up one's morale to help win this war. We just can't always look on the dark side of life and get anywhere in this world. I hope you allow Democrats as well as Republicans to write in their ideas once in a while. So I hop to see my article published, too. Mrs. C. E. Kious, Brookston, Indiana. Sept. 29. 1944. thickly, and what few customers were afoot did not know whether they were afoot or a-horseback. They didn't look for wheeled traffic as they bent before the rising gale. (McNaught Syndicate, Inc.) GROWING PAINS By Phillips scurry . r r. , a- - I j LV 'Fine! Now will you put cherry on top and wrp It m a glftf

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