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PAGE FOUR ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Editorial Chaitf»e for a United Fund Materializing Side Glances »» Alton business men and civic leaders now have tlte chance they long have expressed a desire for. The Rotary Club has set A Sept. 26 mass meeting at which establishment of a United Fund program here will be discussed. ! The club has been giving the question much j consideration during the last year. The matter wasj brought up at a "grassroots" meeting of the mem- oership. It received an overwhelming vote of approval following a forum discussion that followed by » few weeks. A service club such as Rotary is one of the few agencies in the community which could logically take up such a program, As long :is its' member 1 ; agree, it need fear little injury from dissenting outside sources. However, the Rotary Club must have support I of the entire community in order to make this undertaking a success. Other organizations under all j categories will need to join the movement if it is! to succeed. And doubtless they will. ,; It might have been undertaken by another j service club or civic organisation. It wasn't. It' may be hoped the other groups join with Rotary in making the movement successful. IN glicr Salaries vs. Lower Taxes The old argument is on again: Higher gfcjcrn-j for reduction in the number of workers under rtient employe salaries vs. the need to reduce costs I them. Brundage's advice is to allow vacancies to Ot government. stand as they arise. The big push i* on to reduce the national bud- Perhaps there's a compromise to be achieved get. i between the two needs! For economy on the one Whereas some government fiscal experts were! | liint j an d for higher pay for individual workers on predicting some months ago the possibility that the tne other. 19S7-J8 budget might indicate the U. S. would be in the black by between three and four billion dollars, more recent predictions in Washington now hint that surplus may have been reduced to slightly over a billion. That, the crystal hall gazers say, would preclude possibility that the Republicans could adhere to their campaign plank of working toward tax cuts. Into this discussion now comes South Carolina Senator Olin Johnson's suggestion that the next Congress should increase government employes' pay scales. Meanwhile, a directive has come from Budget Director Percival F. Brundage to all agency heads As salary scales go up, more should be required ' of the government workers. ! They should be moie closely supervised. r An administrator of the caliber shown by State Auditor Lloyd Morey, when he took over Orvillc Hodge's place, could go a long way toward eliminating inefficiency in Washington bureaus, too. A trend toward higher scales should give the government a logical reason to set higher standards for the employes it hires. Meanwhile, our employes under private Management, who now are getting or demanding raises, can hardly object to deferring a tax cut if it means giving government workers increased rates. Nasser Agrees to Negotiate on Suez The Suez Canal negotiations are proceeding about as you might expect. Premier Nasser has announced he's willing to. meet with the committee charged with presenting a proposal for international use of the canal. His agreement to meet with the committee is to sav the least—but about what encouraging, might have* been expected. The next question is: How will he react to the recommendations of the 22-powcr conference which considered two different proposals for settling the canal seizure by Egypt? The majority and minority reports of the conference contrast widely. Both seek to assure future international use of the canal; But 18 nations voted to make assurance doubly sure by continuing actual international operation of the ditch. The Russia-India faction supported the idea of continuing the canal's operation under the Egyptian government, with the guidance of an international advisory committee, preferrably tied in with the United Nations. the conference in London, the Big Three of the West and their backers dared not concede their last possible point. Such points on negotiations- can be given up only when there is assurance they will bring about an agreement. Meanwhile, we can expect to see juggling of military forces by France and Britain in the Mediterranean area'until the eventual conference with Nasser is held and concluded. For this country the Suez question is more important than merely protecting international shipping, whether of American or European derivation. Considerable agitation has been stirred up in Panama, where Communists have had varying holds over the past generation. More recently some minorities there have been voicing protests over continued United States operation of the canal. A release of international ownership and con- "Now that's what I call a job of parking—you're within walking distance of the curb!" Wife's Novel Taft-Hartley 1 MayHaveCost Husband Job By HAL BOYLE NEW YORK (iei — A young Perhaps the eventual settlement will be made! trol of the Sues Canal could easily bring a flareup somewhere between these two standards. of demands in Panama for nationalization of our Without Nasser or his spokesman present at i own ditch. , '•»*•» Brown Street *Iiila.y' Job Good Example The public which might have expected to have the north side of Brown Street at Main torn up for a week or more got a pleasant surprise this week. With only a few days' work the concrete inlay at the Main-Brown intersection was in use Monday for traffic. The project had all the earmarks of a smooth operation, of close coordination between manage- \ tnent and labor. It was let to a contractor with a view to putting union labor on the job, rather than being assigned to the streets department as a maintenance job. The thousands of Brown Street cross-town route users who must depend upon this street as a channel to connect their jobs and homes can give a-pat on the back to all parties concerned for the speedy results. * * * * You can always tell when a ( person who says he's on a diet doesn't stick to it. Figures don't lie. •r if Jl- Jfr «• Lots of people don't think they're getting paid what they're worth—and maybe they should be glad of it. * s- * * * •- It's a lot more fun counting your blessings than adding up your troubles. Robert Allen Reports Atomic Plane Likely in 2 Years WASHINGTON — There is exciting news about the atomic plane project. This epic ahievement is now likely in a couple ^of years — much sooner than previously anticipated. Source of that authoritative word is a noted nuclear expert who ought to know: Admiral Hyman Rickover, who spark- plugged the first atomic submarine. His unflagging zeal in overcoming both official obstructionism and great technical difficulties made the historic Nautilus possible. Adm. Rickover, closely connected with the atomic plane project, is so convinced it will be developed in several years that he is vigorously urging immediate construction of an atomic seaplane tender. This tender should be; the next important nuclear vessel built by the Navy, Rickover argues, instead of the proposed much- publicized aircraft carrier. By starting construction of an atom- jo seaplane tender, he is tell- in;;; Navy authorities, it will be completed by the time the nuclear plane is ready for test flights, and thus serve a more important function initially than an atomic carrier. As disclosed in this column last >t*ar, airborne tests of reactors for a nuclear plane have b«en in progress many months in the Ft. Worth, Tex., area. •While these experimental read- ore are "critical", that is live, they are not powering the specially-equipped B-36» which are transporting the. Purpose of these crucial tests i* to wive the immensely corn- and difficult "weight and Aeronautics, in answer to a ques-' tion. "Is the danger of radiation exposure more serious for the crew of an atomic plane than on the Nautilus?" he was asked. "Extremely so", replied Admiral Russell, "Carrying the shield of a reactor aloft presents a terrific problem. Just what that means can best be illustrated by the following comparison. The power plant of the Nautilus in pounds per horsepower is around 145 pounds. For a practical power plant of an atomic plane, the weight has to be scaled down to around three- quarters of a pound per horsepower. That will give you a clear idea of ihe magnitude of this problem." Note: The Navy has authorization to build eight atomic submarines, including the Nautilus. The second, the Sea- wolf, will begin trial runs this fall. Two others are well under construction, and contracts have been let for the other four. Electric Boat Company, Conn., will build five of these nuclear vessels; Portsmouth, N. H., Navy Yard, two; and studding" problem, the key to «t practical atomic plane. Once Uwy are licked, U»e rest will be simple, The magnitude of these prob- U'tus was graphically summariz- Alton Evening Telegraph Published Dy Alton l«l«gr«ph f B COUSLKV Publisher tnd Editor Published Daily Subscription Price 40 cent* weekly Uy carrier; by mall 410.0(1 » year within 100 mil**; tU.on bcvond too mile* M»l) lubocriptioiis nol accepted towni where carrier delivery !• • vii>•ble in Entered as eeconu cigai matter at the pout office a* Alton, ill Act ot Congreiu March 3. 1870 WJEMtlt.il O» tbt ASSOCIATED HlttbS I'h* Awtooiatcd Pre*t U exclusively entitled to the us* (or publication ol »ll news dl»p»toh*» credited to It or 'not" otherwise credited 'to thli paper and to Ute local news oub ifihe<< herein Mare Island Shipyard, Calif., one. The subs range from 2200 to 5600 tons. The Seawolf is 3260 tons. Largest will be a radar picket sub of 5600 tons. The Navy will ask for more atomic subs in its next budget. (Copyright. 1U36, The Hall Syndicate, Inc.» schoolteacher's wife who never took a writing lesson in her life may become a literary sensation of the year when her first novel appears next month. "I feel pretty sure of one thing —it'll probably cost my husband his job," said Mrs. Grace Metali- ous cheerfully. (In Gilmanlon, N. H., it was learned that her husband has already 'lost his job as a grade school principal. School officials denied his dismissal was connected with Mrs. Metalious's book, but said it stemmed from a "personal" matter between the officials and her husband. Metalious said he has obtained a high school teaching position in Stow, Mass., at a higher salary.) . The novel, "Peyton Place," already causing an advance stir in publishing circles, brings "Tobacco Road" up North and gives it a Yankee accent. Mrs. Metalious, called by her publishers a "Pandora in blue jeans" she likes to do her housework clad in jeans and a hunting shirt, set out to lift the lid off a small New England town — and wound up by pulling it off its hinges. "To a tourist these towns look as peaceful as a postcard picture," she said, "but if you go between that picture, it's like turning over a rock with your foot — all kinds of strange things crawl out. "Everybody who lives in town) knows what's going on — there are no secreis — but they don't want outsiders to know." After completing her novel, Mrs. Metalious did what many beginners do. She went to the public library, looked over a list of literary agents and wrote one. Most professional literary agents give unknown writers a polite brushofl. Luckily, Mrs. Metalious picked Jacques Chambrun, an agent who has writers like Somerset Maugham in his stable but likes also to discover new talent. He told her to send along her manuscript and a few days later she was surprised to receive his flat reply: "I'll sell it." She has already received $5,100 in royalties, and the first thing she did was to buy a 1951 used Cadillac and four bathing suits lor her neighbors' daughters. Financial Affairs to Previous Puzxlt ACROSS 1 Bulgarian 55 Gentlewoman 56 Couple coin 57 Worm 4 American coin DOWN advertising Hatu and Contract information on application «i the i'olegmpb buslnetn nfflce 111 Kait Droadwa.t Alton ill Natmna' Ad tnl by Admiral Juiue& KusseJl,! vt r 11> > n« R«pre«m»tiv« w«*t the fl»vj'« Bureau aflKt* C ° N '* VMk Cbltl » go S Financial obligation 12 Brazilian macaw 13 Distinct part 14 Medley 15 Twitching 16 Seeking financial reward 18 Food fish 20 Small bodies of water 21 Poetic contraction 22 Scent 24 Continent 26 Journey 27 Sorry 30 Day-dreamer 32 Cooking vessel 34 Pay no attention 35 Weirder 36 Doctor ol Sacred Scripture (ab.) 37 Church service 30 Imitates 40 The widow'* 41 Old French coin 42 Stockholder*' profits 45 Causes resentment 40 Strai£htne£( M Exist 52 Cover the inside 63 Poker stake 64 Light metal 1 Former Lett money 2 "Emerald Isle 3 Rest periods 4 Unloads 5 Arrow poison 23 Embankments 40 Medium of 6 Looking glass 24 Among 7 And £0 forth 25 Soaks (ab.) 8 Giver 9 Enthusiastic ardor 10 Winged creature 11 Playthings 26 Entertain 27 SpecUy 28 Toward the sheltered vide 29 German articles 31 Rich fur 17 Heroic poetry 33 What trains 19 Musical run on instrument 38 Girl's name exchange 41 Come in 42 Shaded .walk 43 Pen name of Charles Lamb 44 Singer, Jenny —46 Opposed 47 Goddess 48 Japanese coins 50 Chart Repeal Just Pie-in-Sky By JAMES MARLOW WASHINGTON <SV-When politicians — like former President Truman — promise repeal of the Taft-Hartley Labor. Act if the Democrats win this year, it's strictly pie-in-the-sky stuff. Labor leaders know better. Although top AFL-CIO leaders Tuesday recommended that the big labor organization endorse the Democratic presidential ticket, one thing can be predicted with certainty: No matter which party wins this election — Democrats or Republicans — T-H will not be repealed. T-H Was passed by a Republican-run Congress, but with r Democratic help,, in 1947. Ever since then — in their party platforms of 1948, 1952 and this year — the Democrats have promised repeal if elected. And ever since then — in their party platforms of 1948, 1952 and this year — the Republicans have promised changes in T-H. In spite of all the promises by both sides only one change, fairly small, has been made. The reason is simple enough; not enough members of Congress were willing to vote for repeal on either side. And labor leaders don't expect this election to produce enough congressional changes to bring about repeal, either. As an example: Recently the AFL-CIO made a survey in the House of Representatives to find out the sentiment on repeal. They found only 183 members — combining Democrats and Republicans — who could be counted on to support repeal. That was so far short of the majority needed in the 435-member House that no attempt was even made to fiiid out tho situation in the Senate. That the labor leaders have no illusions in the way of big favors if the Democrats win, was expressed by George Meany, AFL- CIO president. He said the Democrats' labor plank is better than the Republicans' and he agrees the Democratic plank gives the AFL-CIO even "more than we asked for." But he added: The Democratic labor plank holds out more promises "than we'll probably get." Why then did the AFL-CIO Executive Council vote 17-5 to recommend that its 15 million members back the Stevenson-Kefauver ticket? Meany's explanation: 1. Organized labor has more friqnds among Democrats than Republicans. 2. The labor leaders favoring endorsement argued it would weaken the cause-of other Democratic candidates meaning those running for congressional, state and city offices friendly to labor if the AFI-rCIO gave no formal support to the top of the ticket. Prayer for Thou hast not left us, our Father, without hope in this world. We are saved by hope. Thou hast given us the assurance that death will not be the end of all things for us. In Jesus Christ we have the fulfillment of that promise: "Now are'we the sons of God, and it doth not appear what we shall be, but we know that when He shall appear, A'e shall be iike Him, for we shall soe Him as He is." Help us so to live that we may be prepared for the better life which awaits us in the future. Amen. —A. A. Scott, Toronto, Ont., pyst-moderator, United Church of Canada. (Copyright, JU5U, by the Division ol Christian Kdiu-atlun. National Couiu'il ot the Churches of Christ in the U. S. A.) David Lawrence : Definition Of Independents At the Polls WASHINGTON—Some strange things are being written, or said over the radio, these days about national politics. They seem strange to anyone who has followed politics at the'"grass roots in contrast to those theorists— most of them college professors — whq sit in cloistered places and rationalize modern political behavior to suit their own preconceived ideas of what the pattern has been or should be. There is, for instance, the constant use of the word "independents". The picture usually given is of a voter who reads all that, is written on politics, listens to all the campaign speeches, keeps up with national and international affairs every day and finally renders a profound judgment at the polls as If he were some sort of judge handing down a decision from the bench. There are tens of millions of independents and they are not a minority of the electorate by any means. There are probably in the northern states more independents than there are "non- independents" if by the latter term is meant those who vote regularly for all the candidates of one political party or the other. Switch in Britain For the true definition of an "independent" is a person capable of voting in secret for candidates who express his own ideas regardless of how some political organization has told him or urged him to vote. In Britain they call it a "switch" when persons who voted for one party in a previous election shift to the other party. An "independent" really is one who in the past has switched, or is ready now to go from one party to the other. The fact, however, that a voter finds in one party for a con siderable period of time an ex pression'of his basic convictions on public affairs doesn't make him Jess of an "independent" than one who shifts from time to time. Very often there is a switch at the state or local level and not at the national level, 01 vice versa. Dates From Split Ballot The "switch" in voting in America — the rise in the use ot the term "independent" — really dates from the time that several states began to use the split ballot. Up to that time a voter had to vote the. straight ticket for all candidates in one party or the other — he had little chance to choose. The introduction of voting machines in many cities has helped materially to encourage split-balloting or swith-voting. In the rural districts the use of the separate ballot for state and national offices and, indeed, for the presidency and vice presidency as differentiated' from candidates for Congress, has done more than anything else to foster the 'switch" idea. What probably accounts for the greater preponderance of 'independents" or -^'switch" voters today over those who vote straight tickets, all along the line is the numberical increase in the voting population itself. Perhaps the biggest single factor in this was woman suffrage, which was introduced in a national election for the first time in the Hardin- Cox campaign of 1920. In that year, despite the huge increase in the number of potential voters, only 44 per cent of those eligible to vote participated at the polls in contrast to 62.7 per cent in the 1952 presidential election. Yet Harding won by the biggest landslide of electoral votes ever recorded up to that time. OrguiiiKUtioim Lose Power It is also to be noted that, with the growth in the electorate, political organizations as such have lost much of their influence and power. This is because the total number of voters, except in the smaller cities, has become too unwieldy to reach by the usual methods of organization. Some intensive and extensive efforts through precinct workers still are made, but the total number of voters really convinced by personal canvass of some kind — including the telephone —is, on the wllole, small. Issues are paramount ind they haVe to be down-to-earth or elemental issues to affect CO million voters. The voters get the "feel" of things and often rationalize their conclusions from a nocketbook standpoint—whether times are good or bad. They are affected also by emotional issues such as communism in government, or crookedness in high places, or the question of poace and war. Political trends are best gathered in the factory, on the farm, in the homes in town and country, and anyone who has himself made a personal canvass of individual sentiment in different sections of the country, in campaign after campaign, will find that basic issues — affirmative or negative — rather than per sonalities constitute the major influence in swinging elections. (Copyright, ll)5(i, Now York Herald-Tribune, lac.) 25 and 5O Years Ago Aug. 29,1931 A blaze, discovered at 3 a.m. in Young's dry goods store, did little damage to the store or merchandise, but the smoke caused such extensive damage that it was necessary to close the store all day Saturday and some days in the coming tveek. John Thies, manager, estimated actual fire loss at only $200. No estimate of the smoke damage was available. Alton was shaken and windows in the Central avenue neighborhood broken by a blast set off by a government boat crew attempting to remove an oltf hi'lk from the bottom of the Mississippi River at the foot of Central avenue. A building at 1200-1202 Central was damaged. Two houses, one at 3238 Hawthorne, occupied by M. W. Geigel family, and the John Schwaab home at. Madison and Monroe streets, were damaged by lightning which traveled down the chimney and tore a hole in the brick masonry. C. J. Hill, 81. one of the last few Civil War veterans in the area, died at his home on Picker avenue in East Alton. He was survived by his widow, Mrs. Martha Hill; five sons and two daughters, George, Bennett, Isaac, Roily, Doran, Mrs. Lee Parker and Mrs. Oscar Cannon. Two more wells, at 913 Brown St., and 944 Riley avenue, were condemned by the State Department of Public Health, and were ordered abandoned, Anf.29. 1906 Mrs. Anna Elizabeth Robbins, 82, of Alton, died in Belleville. She was survived by a daughter, Mrs. Lee Kestner, and a son, J. W. Dreyer. Joseph Green, 58, died. Surviving were six children, Daniel Henderson, Mrs. Mayme Lowry, Mrs. Josephine Lowry, Albert Green. Mrs. Blanche Holman, and Mrs. Julia Mason. William A. Bray died at his home on Franor avenue, leaving as survivors his widow, Mrs. Hannah Bray, and a son, Pearl. Mrs. Verna Huber of Alton had been named a member of a special committee to provide emergency unemployment relief through. the state, exclusive of Cook County, by Gov. L. L. Emmerson. James ' Donnelly, formerly of Western Cartridge Co., and executive vice president of the Illinois Manufacturers Association, was a member of the committee. Fred Penning, Mrs. Penning, Mrs. M. S. Emons and Mrs. Arthur Northway were in Peoria to attend the state convention of the American Legion and Auxiliary. Hoirter Clark Jr., 12, of Alton was runner-up in the sub-junior championship, with an 83 out of MO, in the Grand American Handicap at. Vandalia, Ohio. Earl Donahue, formerly of the East Alton Cartridge plant, won the professional championship with 199 out. o£ 200. All winning entries used Western shells. State'* Attorney Gillham received from Mis. snuri ahd Illinois Bridge * Belt Co. notice that it would take no appeal from a court ruling upholding the assessment against its Madison County properties. Glllham h;id successfully contended in court, that the bridge should be assessed in Illinois from the thread of the old channel of the Mississippi, nenr the Missouri shore. The decision meant a $1,914 increase in the property tax on the bridge. The boat channel of the Mississippi now flowed through the draw, at the Alton shore, but hr.d been artificially diverted to the Illinois side of the stream after the bridge was builf. Agent R. K McCrancr of the Bluff Line was informed by high officials of the railroad that purchase of motorcars was planned to displace steam train service between Alton and Grafton. Hourly service would he gjven by the motorcars, it was said, thus promoting further development of Piasa Chmitnnqi -, Piasa Bluffs, and other summering; places. For thp second limp within a year, burglars had blown tho rloor from an unlocked safe in Hie Standard Oil Co. office in Yager Park. Agent F. M. Brn/fer said the safe for many years had never been locked but uns used only to provide fire protection for records and documents. After blowing the safe, the cracksmen apparently were frightened" olf \vfffieSf waiting to seek any loot. Andrew Fret/., awakened by the blast, stepped from his nearby home and discharged a shotgun and this apparently routed the intruders. Brazier said that if the safe could be repaired he would hang a sign on the strongbox reading "Unlocked—Turn the Knob." Miss Winifred Voorhees. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Voorhees, a teacher at Humboldt School, was united in marriage at Madison, Wis., to Prof. Louis C. Haley of that city. The wedding • took place at the home of the bride's aunt, Mrs. M. S. Spaulding. Miss Margaret Ada Wilkinson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Wilkinson, became the bride of Charles Hart in a ceremony at the residence of Bishop Ryan. The couple was to reside in St. Louis where Hart was employed. Louis Thiele suffered a gash in his arm when attempting to open a soda bottle and Dr. Merritt applied seven stitches. George Eisselmann, Mjs- souri Point farmer, was moved to a hospital in "St. Charles after his arm was mangled in cog-wheels of a cider press Miss,Mamie B. Steinheimer, clerk for Alton Baking & Catering Co., lost a bag containing her gold watch and chain, a diamond ring, and some change when burglars broke into the company'! little store at Piasa Chautauqua. A, H. Terpening of 1702 Hill St. died after long I illness. Funeral riles were to be in East Alton, Victor Riesel Says Labor Vote Sewn Up for Adlai UNITY HOUSE, Pa. — Here atop the Poconos, labor's high command ha.s gathered at the summer playground of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union. It is preparing to give the needle to the Republicans; this presidential campaign sea-j son — and to sew up the labor vote for the Democrats. On these grounds, so happily haunted for me by memories of long dead and now unremembered idealists, it is fascinating to listen to today's giants among the labor chiefs. For it was to Unity House that my dad bundled off my mother and kid sister when we sat hungry in the depression days of the Thirties, when union treasuries were as empty as a Russian cathedral. Here at least they could charge it and eat on the union — which couldn't deduct it from my dad's salary from his little local because it, too, was broke and hadn't paid him in months. Today we arc on happier times j and the king-makers of labor are more concerned with calories than cash. I say kingmak- ers, not unkindly, but in the jargon of the professional political writers who should be covering this AFL-CIO Executive Council meeting as the third important gathering of influential political forces. t The story is not complete unless the full round-trip is made from Chicago's Stock Yard Inn to the Cow P.alace in "San Francisco to Vhe greener pastures of Dave Dubinsky's Pennsylvania country club for truly weary workers. For here a significant deci- j sion will be made in the up-! stairs recreation room of the j administratin building by the j men who lead 17.000.000 union-; ists. More than the eyes of the J dispossessed ping-pong players are on this room. President Eisenhower and the man who would | dispossess him*, a fellow by the name of Adlai Stevenson, are watching U, too. For in this room the 27 men who lead American i labor will decide \Vhet her to keep i the AFL-CIO neutral'this fall or to endorse Stevenson. , There now is a majority on the high council in favor of the! endorsement of the Democratic' nominee. The council will, there-j fore', recommend that this politic-i al question be discussed by aj meeting of all union presidents I or by a special AFI^-CIO convention in mid-September. ! Since this convention or niPet-j ing of presidents will be n onej day session we may yet see j something new under the polit-i ical sun — a President of tho United States debating in person! with his challenger before a lab-! or audienco with t h e labor vote \ as the prize. President Kisen-l hovver and Stevenson will be in-i vited to present their point of j view. j The stakes in this debate will be enormous since we are all far away and long ago from the day of the empty union cash register. On the decision of the AFL-CIO high command rests political propaganda with terrific impact, for the technicians of today's labor are men with minds" of to- i morrow. It is symbolic that Moi ris Novik, who slid off the sloping Andrea Doria deck into the last life boat to leave it, managed Unity House back in the years whrn we ran to it for food. Today Novik is radio and television adviser to labor, thus bringing its voice and thoughts into millions of homes daily. Endorsement^ of Stevenson would be carried into these homes by these broadcasts and by millions of pieces ot literature and t hundreds of thousands of "got-out-and-vote" phone calls --for until the .Supreme Court rules definitely on later's right to use union funds in national politics, all tiiis is not illegal. (leorgo Meany, president of tho AFL-CIO, had wanted to keep the federation and all its national office influence neutral — though, he himself has retained the right to be for Stevenson. But the majority, here has said— and sometimes" rather loudly— that not to endorse Stevenson and Kefauver, after' having en- dorscd the Dmnocarlic ticket in l.flfi-', would be considered a repudiation of Mr. Stevenson. If the public didn't think of it exactly that way. the Republicans would be sure to iv- mimi them, it was argued by Walter Reuthcr and some of his colleagues. Furthermore, if the AFL-CIO national office stays neutral, it might be awkward for individual unions to endorse the Democrats without some members asking how come. So amidst the giant ghosts of giant labor leaders of old who always put a plague on both houses, the men of today are rawing it up for Stevenson. (Copyright, 1936, The Hall Syndicate, Inc.) MIRROR OF YOUR MIND By JOSEPH WIHTNKY harmless symptoms that serve as an outlet for anxiety. Even phychosomatic illnesses, such as migraine or fainting spells, may he a helpful way of gaining al- fection and attention, so deeply desired and so seldom experienced. Neurotic personalities find much comfort and security in those symptomatic defenses. Can you love someone Answer: It has happened, the classic example being the romance of Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. However most people need the reassurance of their visual and tactile senses before they can become emotionally involved with another. You may admire a person, be interested in him, and build up a mental image which you could love, but without the test of actual face-to-face contact, it is doubtful if you could ever be sure that your feelings were anything more than a romantic fantasy. you've never Are neurotic symptoms ever helpful? Answer: Yes, sometimes they are the lesser of two evils, serv- ipg as a defense against situations we are unable to tolerate. Nuil-bitiiiK, nervousness, ilf- te.iiper, etc., are relatively Dot), Kiiif Feature* i Do older people lone Individuality? Answer: No, their differences in personality tend to become stronger and more distinct with age. People in the same environment oiten seem to share a be- huvioral sameness, but this is merely a superficial front to conform with environmental custom. Under this exterior, e a c It person's structural and functional uniqueness develops and deep* ens according to his ovvn rpacv tions and experience. As he age« he is less influenced by custom, and his own unique personality emerges. . Ini'.l

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