Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on October 23, 1952 · Page 17
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1952 THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS Peter Ed son Washington Column AIR FORCE BRASS DOESN'T AGREE 'OPERATION STRANGLE' IS A FIZZLE By PETER EDSON WASHINGTON — , (NEA) — Gen. Lemuel C. Shepherd Jr., commandant of the Marine Corps made his now famous remark about the U. S. Air Force "Operation Stangle" being a fizzle in Korea, he added that, of course, he didn't want to start an argument. Reporters attending this press conference let out a loud laugh, for it was perfectly obvious that the statement would bring a quick bellow of rage from the Air Force. It did, next day, from no less a person than Air P*orce Secretary Tom Finletter. General Shepherd had originally made most of the qualifications which the Air Force came up with It is, of course, almost impossible to shut off all supplies to an enemy by aerial bombing and strafing. It's impossible to stop all truck movements at night. The classic proof of this was in Italy during World War II. Germany had Tb divisions in northern Italy. All their supplies were coming through the Brenner Pass. This pass was bombed almost around the clock. Yet enough supplies got through to keep the Germans going and to keep them fighting. Workers' Pockets Jingle Average hourly earnings of U. S. factory workers have kept just a little bit ahead of advances in the cost of living since the Korean war broke out, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics. Calculated on reports from industries with 13 million employes, the average hourly income, including overtime and other premiums, was $1.66 on Aug. 15. On June 15,1950, it was $1.45 an hour. This is a 14 per cent gain. In the same period, BLS consumer's price index has risen from 170 to 191, a 12 per cent gain. The catch on the hourly earnings figure is that it is an average and not really representative. Wage increases in the apparel industry have been only about 7 per cent. In the defense industries they have been nearly 1J per cent. REA Phone Program Is Popular The rural telephone loan pro­ gram of the Rural Electrification Administration has proved so popular that REA may be out of money to lend shortly after the first of the year. The original allocation by Congress was for $25 million plus a $10 million contingency fund. Twelve million dollars of this has already ^een advanced on approved loans with a face value of $94 million. Applications, are still coming in faster than they can be processed with nearly 600 now on file. The first 190 loans approved were to bring service to 136,000 families previously without phones, plus improved service to 115,000 families with inadequate service. The first loan repayment to fall due was made on time, two years after the loan was granted to the Wilderness Telephone Co. of Chancellor, Va. U. S. Chamber of Commerce is opposing the rural phone program as unfair competition to private enterprise. Some Duplicity Here , Most popular 'stories in German magazines these days are flattering accounts of the private liyes of ex-Nazi leaders. The latest of this kind to find wide reader appeal in Germany is a picture magazine article about former Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels and his wife Emma. The pictures show him with his net, collecting ^butterflies/- and giving candy to children, like a nice guy. A report on this new trend in German journalism has just been made to the State Department by Wilson Hicks and Will ConneU, two U. S. picture magazine editors who were sent abroad to survey West German publications. To keep American officials in Germany happy, the German editors describe the former Nazi officials as bad men in the text, but the pictures always portray them as gentle kindly people. There isn't anything American or other Allied officials could do about censoring these German publications even if they wanted to. Keep The Boys Guessing Army has no plan for activating another division ai. this time, though it has authority to call up one more division than the 20 now tffetfS RED CROSS tiwm ^short-cur mtutom Codes in 7 Minutes — 1 GUARANTEED COOKS QVlCKt* COST! USS FINEST FOR SALADS \ or your money NOT COMECTED WITH THE MEDIUM DtTIOMl RED GNU LIVED IN HOLE—John Karstver, 65, didn't like taxes so he avoided taxes and work for Uio past twenty years by going underground. John's home has been under the sidewalk (or the past twenty years and now he's In jail. John's former home is shown at left of photo. (NEA Telepholo) in service. The trouble is that Congress didn't appropriate the money for that 21st division. When, as and if it is activated, it will probably be another National Guard unit. But Chief of Staff Gen. J. Lawton Collins won't say which one it will be. French Hard To Figure Out Trying to figure out and accom­ odate the French government psychology is one of the more trying problems that American diplomats a'nd military officials have to handle. Take the case of the Tunisian and Moroccan question before the United Nations. The Arab countries wanted this matter dis­ cussed. The French said it was an internal question of theirs and nobody else's business. Americans tried to counsel the French that they couldn't take that attitude. It was admitted the French had nothing to hide. The thing to do was to let the issue come up for discussion. Assurances could be given that the American delegates would back up the French, and the whole thing would be quieted down and forgotten ' after everybody had talked it over. But no, the French insisted they would oppose placing the issue on the UN agenda. On the other hand, the French were more accomodating in the So smooth because it's DRY so dry because it's SUGAR-FREE As Beer Can Be! . ( ' I i > *I',M»'I BK *IK I '> K! ! ' I v I: I I 11 I SI I',.;". SEARS' BIG 1952 CHRISTMAS GIFT AMD TOY BOOK a ctirirling 458 page book containing oodles of brand new toys and unusual gifts, as well as the old standbys you ask for year after year. See it today—you'll want to dp all your Christinas swopping from this wond«rfuL wonderM bookK? SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO. Catalog Sol«s Department final showdown over the big dispute in American aid. It was admitted that the French government's official demand for guarantees of American military assistance were largely inspired by a desire to get as much aid as the British. It was an act in other words. And to prove this point, French officials invited the Americans to criticize the French government military rearmament progress — to find fault with them for not doing enough, so that they would be inspired to do a little more. How can you figure people like that —or get mad at them? Example of Real Efficiency Gen. Matthew B. Ridgway's inspection of recent North Atlantic Treaty Organization manuevers in western Europe turned up some good accounts on the use of American military equipment by foreign troops. One of the best reports came from observation of a parachute drop on a rainy afternoon by a Battalion of French paratroopers with full equipment. Within 15 minutes from the time the first of the 480 men had hit the ground, they had all cleared the drop zone and were in action— including one jeep that blew a tire which had to be'repaired. Corn Harvest Moving Fast SPRINGFIELD, 111.—The Illinois corn harvest continues to out- speed previous years, the State- Federal Agriculture Departments and Weather Bureau said today. About three fifths of the half million bushel crop has been taken from the fields, more than ever before at this stage. The corn generally has been unusually low in moisture, and scattered farmers have shelled it directly from the field. Progress is most advanced in the southeastern section, and lags compartively in the west central counties. A year ago, one sixth of the corn had been picked at this stage. In the record year of 1949, the harvest was one third completed. The weekly crop bulletin of the two agencies said 5 to 10 per cent of acreage farmers intended to put in winter wheat remains to be seeded. Stone Age farmers used a sickle set with flint saw-teeth in harvesting grain, according to the Encyclopedia Britannica. There are about 1400 different uses for salt, one of the least important ones being as a seasoning tor food. NEW WEEKLY AT IIERRIN By KisoclAtod ' MM HERRIN, 111.—First issue of a Southern Illinois weekly newspaper, the Herrln Times, will appear Thursday. The owner, A. J. 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