Skip to main content
The largest online newspaper archive
A Publisher Extra® Newspaper

Honolulu Star-Bulletin from Honolulu, Hawaii • 8

Honolulu, Hawaii
Issue Date:
Extracted Article Text (OCR)

1 mtnlutit Star-Bulfetitt SIDE GLANCES By Galbraith ROLLING ALONG with Bill Ewing (Note: Mr. Ewing, who has been at Washington, D. for The Star-Bulletin for several months, is Letters From Readers BRINGING GOOD CHEER TO HOSPITAL PATIENTS Editor The Star-Bulletin: May we take advantage of your column again in expressing our sincere thanks to Mr. Earl Finch, Mr. Fred Matsuo.

the Takara-zuka group and the Kalima brothers and their musicians in bringing to us such wonderful entertainment. The piogram was enjoyed by all, and we hope that they will come back again soon. Thanking you again, and may we wish them a further success in the coming "Go for Broke" carnival. AGNES KALANI. Secretary, Leahi Patients' Association.

homeward bound. Just finishing a cross-continent motor tour, he is now in California, soon to return to The Star-Bulletin. This is one of a series of articles about his motoring experiences.) 8 Thursday, May 22, 1947 Hawaii's Greatest Newspaper Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday 125 Merchant Honolulu 2, Territory of Hawaii, U. S. A.

RILEY H. ALLEN EDITOR BUREAU-1299 National Press Building. C. Radford Mobley. bureau chiel.

vL REPRESENTATIVES OMara Ormsbee, ork-2 Madison Chicago 230 Micbi New Center L. W. Eighth St F. Russ Bldg. THE LONE STAR BOYS PALO ALTO, Calif.

Texas is a fine place for Texans. MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Asso-ciaied Press is exclusively entitled to the use of republication ot all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited this paper and the local news published herein. A. B. C.

Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations. The Star-Bulletin receives the standard day report tt the United Press. NEED FOR TRAINED PLAYGROUND PERSONNEL Editor The Star-Bulletin: This is an open letter to Mr. John D. Kilpatrick.

chairman, and the members of the parks and recreation commission: The crying need in the past by the public officials, but especially the recreationally minded citizenry, has been that there has never been funds to pay for trained personnel for the playgrounds here in the territory. With "the recent miracle from the legislature in the form of a tremendous sum of money now at the disposal of the park and recreation commission, would it not be more than possible to find specially trained people 'particularly for the younger and pre-adoles-cent girls and boys) to round out a worthwhile recreational program? Please. Mr. Kilpatrtck, let us do a thorough job in the already established places called "playgrounds" by adding the right personel 'mothers wiirthen be encouraged to send- their children). Immediately following such gesture on your part.

I and thousands of others would be 200 per cent for spreading out and acquiring new lands, beautification and baseball parks. First things first! TRUDE M. AKAU, 2622-B Waolani Ave. A Thought for Today WARNING FROM THE GOVERNOR Governor Stainback has put his territorial administration formally on record as opposed to strikes and work stoppages at this time. In a statement to the press and public, on signing the new government pay bill passed by the territorial legislature, the governor says: "I need not point out to employes and all citizens alike that the economic machinery of the islands must remain continuously in high gear not only to grant a bonus to employes, but to keep the territory out of the red for the salaries and expenditures contemplated.

"If our major industries continue to operate at maximum production levels and their payrolls flow-regularly into the pockets of the workers and some dividends into the pockets of the stockholders, thus ensuring stability of purchasing power, I am optimistic for the future. "On the other hand, interruptions in work would stifle our production and trade, hamstring our payrolls and tax collections, and must inevitably reduce our revenues and preclude rewarding territorial public officers and employes to the extent that the legislature intended and that I and all other public spirited citizens of the territory so earnestly desire." Governor Stainback names no names. He does not need to. The application of his comment is obvious. In the immediate offing is a strike throughout the great pineapple industry of Hawaii.

Not much further away is a shipping strike that might once more cut this territory off from vitally needed supplies from the mainland. Either strike, or a multiplication of smaller strikes harassing a multitude of lesser enterprises than pineapple or shipping, will eat disastrously into public and private business and thus will gravely impair public revenue. So the territorial government's power to comply with the terms of House Bill 132 and pay the increased salaries and bonuses it calls for, depends directly on continuance of industry in Hawaii. The governor's warning is a timely one. If strikes and work stoppages cut the territory's revenue to the point where it can not pay the salaries and bonuses voted by the 1947 legislature, the thousands of public employes thereby affected will know where to place the blame.

A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities; an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties. Reginald B. Mansell. Texas is probably the final retreat of the old i pioneer spirit which could face anything undaunted, California, once the last frontier, has grown sissi-fied with culture. Nevada has forgotten all but the tourist's dollar.

Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico are still developing. The true Texan, the more money he gets, the more his state develops, the more he tries to act like Jim Bowie. Take the Texan I met at the airport in Dallas. He wore a gray sombrero with a silver buckle on the band. He had on half boots under his well tailored gray flannel trousers.

And on the lapel of his coat he wore a badge with half inch letters telling his name, address and business. He hadn't just come from a luncheon club or anything like that. He just believed in letting people know who he was and what he did. Simple, direct and forceful, these Texans. Never forget that "the real Texas" is Dallas and westward, never that 150 mile stretch of hill country reaching eastward to the Louisiana border.

If you meet him outside his habitat, the real Texan will not hesitate to correct you, if he decides you are thinking such dangerous thoughts, and tell you he definitely is NOT from EAST Texas. The reason for this is simple. The real Texan fears he may be confused with his less virile neighbors to the east, the people of what is known as the south. The Texan is not a southerner. He is a Texan.

Just what the real Texans think of their poor relations in east Texas is shown by a device common to the east Texas towns but missing from the towns to the west. In east Texas the signal lights don't show plain green or red. Instead, the words "Go" and "Stop" are thinly etched by the light. Personally, I incline to the belief that anyone who COM. m7 BY NE SERVICE.

INC. T. M. REG. U.

8. PAT. OFF. "I'm glad you sent me to the store, Mom 1 found that cereal and bought 19 packages of it so can get that secret message ring!" THE OLD OKLAHOMA GOES DOWN Oklahoma City, May 18, 1947. Editor The Star-Bulletin: Well, the battleship Oklahoma broke loose from the tugboat and sank.

Good! That's just as any sailor would have it. A watery grave was much to be preferred to the public ignominy of being dismantled in a junk yard for scrap. While at Pearl Harbor I had occasion to see the Oklahoma. The first time I saw her she had the nameplate on its side. Later that was taken off.

'Course the ship's fighting days were over when I saw her. And in comparison to the modern day ships the 'Oklahoma was as an old. wrinkled woman alongside a beauty contest winner. However, during her day she was probably the pride of the fleet. I could not help but think that there was, no doubt, a sailor aiding and abetting her escape from the scrap yard.

Maybe nrt, but I could not help but think it when I saw how the Oklahoma bowed out. Aloha and bon voyage. Oklahoma! You served your purpose well. Respectfully yours. AUBRY U.

MAYSE. ex-S 1c, 332 S. E. 17th Oklahoma City. doesn know what the color green means in a signal WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND light is even less likely to know how to spell Go.

But that's the way it is, in east Texas. NEXT: Some Notes on Motoring. ft by Drew Pearson, Noted Capital Columnist mm CLOSE-UP of JAPAN TODAY by Gwen Dew Miss Dew, American newspaperwoman once a GOP Senators Clash in Conference; Morse Resents Pressure on Tax Bill SIZING UP HENRY A. WALLACE Perhaps the most penetrating analysis of Henry A. Wallace, among thousands of recent comments, is that hr Walter Lippmann.

Writing in his column Mr. Lippmann recently Eaid: "As long as Henry Wallace was protected, led, guided and disciplined, he was a good and faithful public servant. There was interposed between him and the crisis of our times the strength of Roosevelt's personality, the support of the institutions of the government, the organization of his party. "But when he had to face the realities of our time directly, on his own, and had to find within himself the intellectual resources to decide the issues and the emotional steadfastness and stability to endure responsibility, the reality was too much for him. "He has not been able to take it.

He has fled from It. has fled from equal depate, from tedious persuasion, from the laborious give and take of politics and administration to the comforting applause of coteries, to the development of a cult, and to making himself a sacrificial offering for the sins of the world. "The more furious the hubbub he creates, the more he provokes a persecution of which he can believe himself to be the martyr, the greater his inner certitude that he is right." Mr. Lippmann then gives a reasonable and plausible explanation for the famous incident at the 1944 Democratic national convention when Henry Wallace was defeated for the vice presidency. Prior to that defeat President Roosevelt had given to Wallace his famous "kiss of death" a letter in which he said that he thought Wallace should be renominated but indicated that he himself would not give him his complete support when it came to a tough fight at the convention.

And Mr. Lippmann says this concerning Roosevelt's reasons for so doing: "The reason why Roosevelt and his closest advisers decided against renominating him for vice president in 1944 was that these tendencies were already evident then. He was known to be too soft for a hard world, and disposed, because he could not grapple with reality, to eccentric action, and to mixing up unpredictable truths, half-truths, myths, panaceas, nostrums and quackery." This quality of political and administrative immaturity will cling to Henry Wallace through life. It will disqualify him for the presidency in 1948 just as, in the opinion of President Roosevelt, it disqualified him for the vice presidency in 1944. At that time Roosevelt must have known, in ppite of his superb self confidence, that his own t)hvsical Dowers were sliDDins.

TODAY and TOMORROW by Walter Lippmann U. S. REASONS FOR EUROPEAN UNION NEW YORK If, under the leadership of the two principal European states Great Britain and France agreements can be reached which coordinate and rationalize the production plans, the export and import programs, and consolidate the dollar deficits of many European countries, the Dosition here on future loans would be quite different. The American people would then feel that the contribution of new money would be an investment in the reorganization of Europe, and that it offered a good prospect of political peace and of economic solvency. prisoner of the Japanese at Hongkong, has been for REMEMBERING OUR HEROIC DEAD Editor The Star-Bulletin: The Farrington War Memorial committee appreciates your cooperation in promoting the Farrington War Memorial drive.

The interest shown by the school and the community was the greatest it has ever been, and we recognize that your help played a great part. Please accept our deep appreciation. Through the courtesy of your paper, may we extend our deep appreciation to the thousands of Americans who remember our heroic dead. Sincerely yours, FREDERICK S. TANI, Public Relations Officer, Farrington War Memorial Committee.

the past year in Jtpan. writing articles for newspapers in the United States.) TOKYO, Japan The largest hydroponic farm in the world has been set up in Japan so that American boys can have the fresh vegetables to which they are accustomed. Out of the mouths of test tubes and chemically fed gravel beds are coming lettuce, radishes and cucum bers for 100.000 hungry for raw vegetables GIs. WASHINGTON Last week's closed door conference of Republican senators was one of the hottest in several months. It was one of the regular meetings of all GOP senators to discuss general legislative policy, and it was featured by a scrap between Ohio's Senator Bob Taft and Oregon's Wayne Morse.

Finance Committee Chairman Eugene Millikin of Colorado also put his foot in it. In fact, Millikin paved the way for the forensic fisticuffs by announcing that it was essential that a tax reduction "be driven through." The Democrats intend to delay the tax bill until all the major appropriations are made, Millikin said, adding: "We can't be sucked in by those tactics." "I want the support of this conference." continued the big Colorado senator in very demanding tones. "I want to know if there is any man in this room I can't count upon to vote for immediate consideration of the tax bill." Senator Wayne Morse, former dean of the University of Oregon law school and chairman of the war labor board, immediately rose to his feet. "I want to say to the gentleman." replied Morse, "that here is one member of this conference from whom he can have no commitment, The people of Oregon sent me here to vote on the floor of the senate, not in this conference. Ten and a half million tons of food a year enough They would be contributing the new funds to a new entity to an organization of Europe that was helping itself and was likely to succeed.

A second American reason has to do with the to feed all the Americans in Japan and Korea are being grown. Enough fresh vegetables will be grown during this German problem. Here we now see what perhaps we did not see at Potsdam and even at Stuttgart, that the amputation of the eastern territories of Germany year to permit every member of the American occu pation forces in both Japan and Korea to enjoy from eight to 1G servings of raw vegetables each week. by the Soviet union and Poland makes it impossible to restore in the rest of Germany a unified national This means that 10.500,000 pounds will be produced state governed by national parties a German legis lature based on national elections. in 1947.

Under the direction of Lt. Col. Ewing Elliott, the FIRST CHILDREN BORN TO MISSIONARIES Editor The Star-Bulletin: We have been asked concerning the identity of the first children born in Hawaii in the families of the early American missionaries. The records are on file with the Hawaiian Mission Children's society at the Old Mission Homes on S. King St.

To clear up this subject, the following is a list of children born to the missionaries during the first two years after their arrival in the islands in April. 1820. 1. Levi Loomis. born July 16, 1820.

Honolulu. Oahu. 2. Maria Kapule Whitney, born October 18. 1820, Waimea.

Kauai. 3. Sophia Moseley Bingham, born November 9, 1820, Honolulu. Oahu. 4.

Sarah Trumbull Ruggles. born December 22, 1820, Waimea. Kauai. 5. Lucia Kamamalu Holman, born March 2.

1821. Waimea, Kauai. 6. Alfred W. Sprague Chamberlain, born June 17, 1821, Honolulu, Oahu.

7. Persis Goodale Thurston, born September 28, 1821, Honolulu. Oahu. 8. Amanda Loomis.

born December 4, 1821, Honolulu, Oahu. Sincerely yours. H. C. BEMBOWER, Secretary.

army's hydroponics expert this project is the largest practical enterprise of its kind ever tried. For if we agree to the political unification of what remains of Germany, this amputated Germany must inevitably, will inexorably, have as its dominating purpose, as its own unifying principle, the recovery of the eastern territories. No national party could have any other national objective. No German politician could qualify as a patriot who did not work for the restoration of the unity of all the former German lands. The Japanese manner of fertilizing vegetables with human excrement contaminates the soil with many disease organisms dangerous to humans, including dysentery, typhoid, hook worm and other ills.

This, of course, precludes the use of soil grown raw salad vegetables by American troops here. And since Americans are used to such food, and suffer deficiencies without it, it was determined to grow the necessary plants in a different manner. Such a Germany can never be peaceable. For the lost provinces can only be recovered by violence by war in which the Germans participate against Russia and Poland, or by a )deal between Berlin and Moscow for another partition of Poland. Logic, strategy, historic experience, and also the subterranean Communist propaganda in Germany, all lead to the conclusion that another Rapallo agreement, another Ribbentrop-Molotov part, would be Fourteen miles west of Tokyo is this fine example He must have realized that he might not sur- 1 1 1 A A 1 BETTER SETTING FOR LEI DAY SHOW Editor The Star-Bulletin: This writer heartily of the 8th army's care of its own in Japan.

To grow these needed vegetables the method of farming concurs with a recent letter to the effect that the nitv Hall ic inprl Armatf fnr a ji Hpu ohmir known as hydroponics is used, which is sometimes i. i I u. Thousands of us could not even set near the place. iwimmy mc ptwc i nnr called chemical farming or soilless culture. world much less take a peep at what was reported to be Briefly, hydroponics is the science of growing crops by feeding them a solution which contains the mineral nutrients needed for their development.

Concrete troughs are used with carefully selected So when Mr: Molotov accuses us of wishing to dismember Germany and of opposing the national unification of Germany, our answer is that Germany has had a tremendous amputation, and that German unity can not now be restored except by the partition of Poland. a beautiful display of Hawaiian flowers and leis. Incidentally, we shut-outs consider ourselves fortunate to live in a city where an annual festival of flower leis is held and female taxi drivers write such sensible and erudite letters. Respectfully. GOTTFRIED SEITZ, 3816 Kaimuki Ave.

gravel to hold the plants, which allows an easy flow of the chemical fertilizer and water solution. Two farms have now been developed, a 55 acre one Lat Chofu, near Tokyo, and 25 acres near Kyoto. The "I want to hear the debate on the whole question before I make up my mind. There are several Democrats for whose judgment on these fiscal matters I have high regard, and I want to hear what they have to say. "Further, I'm not yet ready to conclude that the Democrats are simply playing politics on this whole matter, while my Republican colleagues are simply concentrating upon being statesmen.

I prefer to presume that all members of the United States senate are governing their actions by what they conceive to be public welfare." THE GENTLEMAN FROM MISSOURI Millikin and Taft winced. They looked even more embarrassed when Missouri's serious minded Senator Forrest Dormell took the floor. "I will never commit myself to any course of action in this conference," he said. "I protest any attempt to turn this conference into a caucus. I think there is value to a discussion of views here, but I will not be bound When I vote it will be on the floor, on the basis of arguments publicly made." Millikin dodged by explaining that it was important for him to know how his colleagues might vote, so he had simply asked a question in order to get some information for himself.

Donnell shot back that the effectiveness of the conference would be "hampered." and to others that Millikin was doing more than simply asking a question. ft Senator Taft. however, did not agree. He jumped in to stress the saying he had never heard a mere question asked in such a tone as Millikin's. "It would be a mistake to change the nature of this conference," Lodge went on.

"If we start requiring people to commit themselves, then the very good attendance we've been having is certain to fall off. Senator Vandenberg of Michigan also agreed. He expressed concern that the effectiveness of the conference would be 'hampei-ed." Senator Taft. however, did not agree. He jumped in to stress the need for attention to party strategy.

"The leadership must know these things." he said. "No one is bound, but we must know the feeling of the conference." Prediction: Sugar brokers who have been out of business for five years, due to rationing and price controls, soon will be put back into business by the department of agriculture. Within six weeks the department will reopen sugar exchanges in New York and other cities to permit trading in sugar futures on next year's crop. DOINGS UNDER THE CAPITOL DOME Ex-Ambassador to Moscow Joe Davis's former chauffeur has written a highly critical book on Russia called. Backstairs Mission to Moscow.

It's the story of how the lower echelons in the Soviet union live. The American mission to administer the Greek loan will be composed of at least 200 technicians. Commerce Secretary Harriman has been meeting with top officials of the National Association of Manufacturers and the U. S. Chamber of Commerce to secure backing for President Truman's price slashing program.

greenhouse at Chofu is about two and a half times the largest single one in the world. At these two farms vegetables are being grown which can be eaten raw and used as salad vegetables. Tomatoes are the most important crop, and there are large quantities of lettuce, cucumbers, green peppers and radishes. It is amazing to think that in the small space of 90 acres there is being grown this tremendous amount of food, enough to serve approximately 150.000 people. Equally interesting is the fact that by some chemical process that an ordinary person can not comprehend, a plant can convert air.

water and a minute quantity of chemicals dissolved in the water into tons of tomatoes from a handful of seeds. vive nis iounn term. Ana, so realizing, ne felt that he could not entrust the enormous responsibility of the war and of postwar problems to the conscientious, zealous, eager but fluttering hands of Henry Wallace. CHINA'S WIDENING CIVIL WAR Out of Nanking every few days come solemn statements by the Nationalist government that the China Reds are finally about to be defeated. Six months ago, for instance, Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek forecast the wiping out of the Chinese Red army.

But latest dispatches by the Associated Press say that the Reds have moved close to Changchun and about to lay siege to that city the capital of Manchuria. It is or ought to be obvious that Chiang's armies are unable to crush armed resistence. They may defeat the Reds at one spot, but at a dozen others the persistent guerillas bob up. Meanwhile in Shanghai, Nanking, Peking, Hankow and elsewhere in China proper, there are numerous student demonstrations, some uprisings of considerable magnitude. Instead of lessening, civil war is widening.

The dispassionate size-up of Gen. George C. Marshall made it plain that the civil war is the fault of both sides reactionaries on one side, Communists on the other. They seem determined to fight each other to extinction, and the role of the United States as a friendly mediator is appreciated by neither. OPEN FORUM ON LIQUOR PROBLEMS Energetic Earle A.

Rowell, executive secre JUVENILE HOODLUMS WILL GROW UP GANGSTERS Editor The Star-Bulletin: As an irate parent of the victims of hoodlums, I take the means of telling the public through your columns, so that the proper officials will take action soon. The other day my two sons, aged 13. were severely beaten by a gang of Washington junior high school boys. These young bandits made a systematic search of my sons' pockets and purses and when they found no money they beat up their victims. I have seen this happen to other innocent victims before; yet evidently nothing has been done about it.

When I asked my sons why they did not report this incident to the school officials, they replied that the teachers can do nothing about it. And to scare the victims, the hoodlums threatened reprisals if the victims report them. Why can't this kind of juvenile delinquency be curbed in the bud? These young gangsters of today are the criminals of tomorrow, and if their number is unchecked now, Honolulu will be hopelessly infested with them. I suggest, as a parent of 10 grown children, to fine or punish the parents of these delinquents if they do nothing about bringing up their children properly. Let me stress here that Honolulu will face a graver problem in the future if this sort of thing is allowed to flourish.

IRATE MOTHER. IN THE CAPITAL by Peter Edson FRENZIED FINANCE IN WARTIME I (This is the first of two columns by Peter Edson revealing how the U. S. may take a big loss because of careless handling of occupation money during the war years.) WASHINGTON Someone may soon have an awful lot of explaining to do on wartime financing. Background of the queer, $500,000,000 "loan" which former Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgenthau Jr.

negotiated with China's T. V. Soong back in 1942 was recently dug into by this correspondent. Though the war has been over nearly two years, nothing has yet been done to work out a settlement for this half billion dollars which was almost entirely wasted in futile juggling of Chinese finances. Now another of the Morgenthau policies is being exhumed.

It is the handling of occupation currency the paper money which was printed for use in enemy countries after they were invaded and conquered. Army finance officers did the actual disbursing of this currency and are responsible for its accounting. But the top policy was worked out by treasury experts. International law provides that any governing authority has the power to issue currency. Shortly after the American forces invaded North Africa in 1942, the treasury announced its plans for using printing press money in the invaded countries.

To all outward appearances, there was no security to back up this currency. WORLD on REVIEW by Barnet Nover WASHINGTON. D. The senate foreign relations committee showed good sense in rejecting the demand that the ratification of the Italian peace treaty be held up as a sign of this country's displeasure with its terms. Editor's Note: If the boy victims can identify their Instead the committee approved that treaty (as attackers, it is suggested that the mother report the well as the treaties with Rumania, Hungary and attackers direct to the principal of Washington junior Bulgaria) without reservations and without a dissenting vote.

There is every reason why the senate should do likewise and do so promptly. Holding up the Italian treaty, can do neither Italy The war department is now preparing a detailed tary of the Temperance League, is doing a i Jnor this country any good. It would be a gesture as report on its financial operations abroad, for submission to congress. But the report won't be ready meaningless as locking the stable door after the horse has been stolen. for several months, till audits are completed.

Today there seem to be only the most general notions of how much of each kind of currency was issued, and The Italian treaty, to be sure, is no tribute to what happened to it. American statesmanship. For one thing, bales and boxes of this currency It is, in a number of respects, a bad treaty. Yet the were turned over to the British. They used it to pay mistakes of the past can not be undone by deliber troops and pay bills, just as we did.

Nobody ever ately committing new ones. bothered about how it would be redeemed. The only certain effect of delaying ratification Then last month the British war office had to ask would be to revive the belief, which has never wholly disappeared in many parts of the world, that Amer useful thing. He is organizing monthly meetings at which problems of the liquor industry and the community may be aired. Many temperance meetings are devoted to speeches and resolutions denouncing the Demon Rum.

Not so with those which the league here proposes. It offers, free of charge; its rostrum to representatives of the liquor industry, or to representatives of businesses, such as restaurants and cafes, in which sale of liquor has a part. Representatives of the community will be invited also, if they undertake to discuss problems of liquor and the public. If such meetings can bring out various phases of an admittedly controversial subject, they can be both interesting and enlightening. parliament for a direct appropriation of 20.000.000 pounds sterling roughly $80,000,000 to cover losses of the British military government in handling this occupation currency.

It was this action which first centered attention on the possibility of similar losses ican foreign policy is uncertain, unpredictable and undependable. What matters now, so far as Italy is concerned, is not the very remote possibility of an early revision of the terms of the settlement, but whether she will to the American taxpayers. be given the opportunity to establish a visible eco The British admitted openly what had happened. They paid their troops in Germany in occupation marks. The soldiers bought cigarets.

food, nick-nacks nomic system and a stable political order. That will depend, in the first place, on the Italians themselves. It will also depend on -the aid Italy gets from the United States. high, and to the commissioners of public instruction, asking disciplinary action.) The GALLUP POLL by George Gallup Director American Institute of Public Opinion OPPOSITION GAINS IN BRITAIN NEW YORK Britain's Conservative party, derisively beaten in the elections two years ago when the Churchill government fell, has shown a substantial growth of popularity in receipt weeks. it runs neck and neck with the Labor party in nomilar support.

The chief cause of the Conservative gain has been public dissatisfaction with the government's handling of shortages and of prices. The changed political situation in Britain is seen in the following polls by the British Institute of Public Opinion, showing the trend since the 1945 general election. "If an election were held today how would you vote?" 1945 Election Mav. 1946 1947 Today Labor 49 45 44 44 39 39 41 44 Liberal 9 13 12 10 Other 3 3 3 2 In the latest survey a total of 13 per cent or one person in every eight expressed no choice. lation usually is considered an epidemic.

Half of all those who get the disease recover without crippling. Another fourth with good care recover with little permanent crippling. Deformities may be prevented and crippling lessened by prompt, complete and sometimes prolonged medical care. Call your doctor immediately if any of these symptoms appear: Headache, nausea, a cold, upset stomach, muscle soreness or stiffness, unexplained fever. Infantile paralysis starts in many different ways, most of them just like a lot of other childhood diseases.

Be on the safe side. Precautions to Take Summer is the chief danger period. If infantile paralysis comes to your community, follow these suggestions: (To be continued) Senator Joseph H. Ball (R.) of Minnesota We want no loopholes for any employers so inclined to go on the kind of union busting campaigns we had after the first war. In any event, Italy's political future will depend MAN TO MAN By Harold L.

Iches WASHINGTON, D. May 22 While both the Democratic an! Republican national committees in the 1944 presidential election spent less than the $3,000,000 permitted by law to each, the total recorded expenditures, through the device of setting up various overlapping committees, totaled more than $20,000,000. Many of these committees were closely allied to the national committees, but others worked independently. if 3f Some resourceful Americans make a good living by organizing short lived, letter-head committees during campaigns which collect eon siderable sums of money, not all of which goes for legitimate election expenses. One of the unfortunate results of this system is that diminish the responsibility and authority of the party organization and permiti the formation of irresponsible organizations that "tax and tax and tax," but do not "spend and spend and spend," for the purposes represented.

ELECTION LAWS NEED MAJOR REVISION Obviously, in the face of the great changes in American poHtieal methods and in the light of widespread evasions of the law, our federal corrupt practices act and the Hatch act need a major revision if they are to be related to reality. Such a correction is long overdue. An overhauling has been recommended after every senate and house investigation of eur political mores that has been made since 1936. Senators Ellender, Bridges, Thomas, Hickenlooper and Maybanlt jointly have offered a bill designed to meet the problems posed by the continual evasions of the federal statutes limiting the amount of money that may be contributed in the primary and election campaigns of federal officers. Their idea is to amend the law as to contributions so that nobody can violate it because there will be practically nothing left that will be illegal.

FREE ELECTIONS MEAN FREE MEN Our system of government requires elections, but they should not be elections by multi-millionaires for the benefit of multi-millionaires, or of special interest groups for their own advantage. We ought decently to pay our own way without mendicancy or the sale of benefits and privileges. No official should be under obligation to anyone, excepting only the people, for his political advancement. If we have free elections, there would be more assurance that we would always have a free man in the White House and free men hi the two houses of congress. very largely on its economic and financial state.

A Book A Day Until the present economic and financial crisis can be overcome, the danger of chaos will remain an ever present threat in Italy. at their canteens, hese were sold to the Germans at black market prices. British soldiers then exchanged their marks for British money to send home. The same thing happened in the American rone, but on a bigger scale. Principal reason is that instead of turning over to the Russians similar bales and boxes of occupation currency and keeping track of it.

American authorities gave the Russian military government duplicates of the original copper currency plates. No one in Washington will today give any official estimate of what American losses from these funny money and black market transactions mieht be. They have unofficially been put as high as A more probable figure is $200,000,000. That is the present approximate total of U. S.

holdings of German marks. Austrian schillings and Japanese yen. It is not one which tne united states can view witn equanimity. SO THEY SAY WEST COAST PORTRAIT. Edited by Joyce R.

Muench. Published by Hastings House, New York, 1946. 168 pages. More than 50 artists including etchers, wood engravers, lithographers and photographers have created the illustrations composing this beautiful travelog of the Pacific coast. Those who know and love the states of Washington, Oregon and California will want to leaf through these nages time after time.

Others less familiar with this area will see spread before them scenes of breathtaking splendor, reflections of the varied economy of the far west, and a historical survey which leads one from the KhTiDie mission structures to the magnificent buildings housing government or university activities. The editor of this volume has done a splendid job nnlv from the pictorial angle but also from the woint of artistic standards. Each picture stands VSC an example of a well planned composition Jectly achieved. Precautions on Polio Issued by the Honolulu Chapter, National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis (Note: There is no epidemic of poliomyelitis-infantile paralysis in Hawaii but several cases have recently appeared. It is wise for all parents to be on the alert for possible symptoms and report them to the family physician.

The following suggestions are from the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, distributed through its Honolulu chapter): Infantile paralysis poliomyelitis breaks out infrequently in most places, when it comes, knowing what it is. what to do about it. and where to turn for help is your greatest protection against it. Facts Fight Fears Infantile paralysis often called polio attacks few people: 20 cases per 100,000 popu- James F. Green of Omaha, chairman, American Legion Americanism committee To them (Communists), this country is but a theater of operations.

Roy Howard, Scripps-Howard newspapers chief executive Greatest danger to the United States is not the evil minded Russians' but well meaning Americans who don't understand or prefer to ignore the lessons of history..

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 300+ newspapers from the 1700's - 2000's
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Publisher Extra® Newspapers

  • Exclusive licensed content from premium publishers like the Honolulu Star-Bulletin
  • Archives through last month
  • Continually updated

About Honolulu Star-Bulletin Archive

Pages Available:
Years Available: