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THE INPIANATOUS NEW?. SATURDAY, SEPTKMnKR 1. 10."0. THE INDIANAPOLIS NEWS Publisher: Indianapolis News Publishing Co. Frederick C. Fairbanks. President Published da:!? at The Newi bui'.dlr.f. Hot. 30 and 32 Wwl Washington street Telephone RI ley "l Entered is second-class matter t ;he postoffice t Indianapolis, lnd. under Act or March 3. 1879 NEW YOHK OFFICE. 110 East 42nd Street Dai A Carroll. Representative. CHICAGO OFFICE. 435 North Michigan A. J E Luti. P.enresentative. WASHINGTON ECREAU. Aioee Buildlr.f Mark Thlstlethwaite. Correspondent. -r the maneuvers were conducted on a breed basis, but the results drew from some expert a further demand for more men and the equipment necessary to an effective field army. In view of prevailing emergency orders for recruitment, H seems probable that General Pershing will see the country make a long advance toward the army strength that he desires. HOOKER HOUESPIX TOD AY MAIL SUBSCRIPTION RATES. Mich, Ohio. I1 S. Pcss kj.. 111. One . . . One month . . 1 ftree months B j mor.'hj One year Indiana S IS 75 . 1 SO 3 00 75 2 15 4 r-o 7.50 Can.. Men t .25 1 CO 3 CO 5 OO 9 00 Subscriptions by mall are not accepted where earner or motor route delivery la maintained. Rates In other tones and foreign countries upon application. MEMBER OP THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. The Associated Press Is exclusively entitled to ue lor publication all news dispatches credited to It or not otherwise credited In this paper, and also to the local news published herein. THE NEWS PLATFORM 1. City manager choice for all Indiana cities. 2. Natural gas at reasonable rates. 3. Reduction of taxes and government expenses. 4. Reduction of utility rates to level of those in other communities. 5. Improve public safety and safeguard public health. 6. Nonpartisan election of judges. 7. Develop an adequate parole and probation system. S. The merit system in all government jobs. 9. Adequate flood protection for Indiana. 10. Generous support of city's symphony orchestra. Civic theater and art museum. GERMAN AGGRESSION Only on the western front did Germany plan a defensive campaign. Though the war there to all outward appearances is being conducted on that basis, it is essentially a part of the general campaign of aggression. The Siegfried line was designed to offset the Maginot line and to serve also as a bulwark against any move to relieve an harassed French ally, such as Poland. So far, everything has worked according to the schedule, which perhaps included upsetting French strategists by erecting a neutral barrier between southeastern France and Brenner Pass on the German-Italian frontier. Unless General Gamelin can soon find a soft spot in the Siegfried line, the campaign in the west will not be much help to Poland. If Hitler gets control of all of Poland. Germany position as to raw materials and foodstuffs will be greatly improved, and the Franco-British task made more difficult. Though the French and British are making small gains on the western front, there is no indication that they think they can crack the Siegfried line immediately, even at great cost. This situation makes things dark for the neutrals of western Europe. France and Britain may have to decide soon whether to permit Italy to remain neutral, and possibly whether to observe strictly the neutrality of Belgium and the Netherlands. If they violate neutralities or force Mussolini's hand, they will be the aggressors. For this reason, they hesitate, but the exigencies of war put a severe strain upon the best of intentions. RADIO RESTRAINT The war put the three largest broadcasting systems in a difficult position. If the bom- ' b?.rdment of ears and nerves which marked the outbreak of the war had continued, radio sc n would have lost its news listeners; if some coverage is not provided, radio will fall far short of its opportunity In reaching an agreement to "avoid horror, suspense and undue excitement" and to make every effort to be "temperate, responsible and mature.' th3 systems serve the public interest and their own. But their task is not an easy one. Objectivity and effectiveness in reporting are the products of a rare combination of talents end lots of training. Newspapers and press ar ociations have been sifting for good observers and good writers lor years, and still th?re is no surplus. They have co-operated with radio in making some of their best reporters available for broadcasts; but that dees not solve the problem. A reporter-broadcaster should have, in addition to the gifts ard experience of a first-rate newspaper man, a good radio personality. In the mam, radio has done a good job of spot news broadcasting, but it is now confronted with the fact that under censorships imposed by countries at war, the reports have to be read, reread, edited and re-edited, and those from one country weighed carefully against those lrom another. This is interpretative reporting and it remains the province of the newspaper. There is some of it on the air, and part of it is good, but it takes the radio longer to make it good than it takes a newspaper, for not only do the words have to be edited, the manner of delivery has to be or at least should be rehearsed The radio will continue to help keep the American people informed, and the industry is trying to do as good a job as possible. But now that the war has leveled off. the real job is being done, as formerly, by the newspapers. Theirs is not an easy task, either, but they are performing it remarkably well, and at great cost. COLD WAR REASON The great question before the special session is whether the United States will give military aid to the democracies. The effect of every comment on the embargo question will be appraised in terms of a pledge to give or withhold military help. The keynote was sounded Thursday by Senator Borah when he said: "When we couple repeal with the announced and declared program of furnishing arms and munitions to one side and withholding them from the other, such a program will unquestionably constitute intervention in the present conflict in Europe." Cold reason tells the American people that nothing that they can do will bring peace to Europe. The tribal predecessors of Europe's present nations lived by marauding and plunder. When they settled to fixed residence, they walled their cities against attack, and when they grew strong they looted then-weaker neighbors. As the masses rose to power, force continued to rule. The words exchanged around council tables were weighed according to the armament back of them. A noble emotion the defense of the common man and his women and children urged the United States into the world war. With American help, the war was won by the free men. But they made a peace that penalized a German republic for the sins of a Prussian autocracy. The peace proved to be only a truce for rearmament. Now they are fighting again. This country paid for the 1913 victory in blood and in the sweat of its taxpayers. The debtor countries used their tax money not to pay their debts, but to buy guns with which to nullify the victory. An American statecraft of intelligent self-interest can keep the country out of this war. Are there in Washington the cool-headed, strong-souled men to do it? LOUISIANA PAYS The conviction of five prominent members of the Huey Long political machine on a charge of using the mails to defraud has brought upon the people of Louisiana the grief that they invited when they submitted to the seizure of their government by a dictator. There is no point in the war for liberty where the people can rest secure in their gains. All that they win they must with equal alertness and vigilance protect. Everywhere and at all times men are plotting and conniving to win power over public jobs and taxes by false promises, and to rule by corrupting and deluding enough voters to keep their power, The people of other states have paid, as the people of Louisiana are paying, for giving the management of their affairs over to crooked leaders. The people of Indiana speak with feeling on the subject. Will Louisiana's troubles inspire the people of several other siatcs to look to their defenses? If so, there may be another ballot-box battle to hold what was gained from Lexington to York-town. LESS GOVERNMENT "Spreading the base" of taxation in Indiana proved to be "spreading the gouge." Despite millions in collections from new tax sources, property taxes in many Indiana communities will be greater next year than ever before. The greatest obstacle to governmental economy is failure to abolish obsolete functions. Once an office is created, those who hold it organize to perpetuate it. They lobby against the people's demands for economy. As a sop to popular opinion a commission may be appointed to study the possibilities of economy. Usually it reports two years later, makes important recommendations, and is ignored. Thus the tax leeches bleed the people and hasten the day when a really responsible assembly will abolish hundreds of jobs in the interest of economy and efficiency. Germany has decreed that there be onlv one kind of sausage, which is described as a "consolidated sausage." Even after there's no meat for that, there'll be plenty oi Daioney. If this submarine business keeps up, the neutrality plan described as cash-and-carry may nave to be called the cash-carry-and get-sunk plan. Maybe some of the Nazi bombers have a blind landing system of their own. which obscures military targets when women and cniidren are in view. The Westerp'.a'te has fa'.n f'.al And Krakow's full of holes. And the banks that hug the River Buj Support no failing Foles, J:m Fooutt, Crawfordsville. a Broun County Comment Is there a sound more beautiful than the clear tones of a church bell on Sunday morning? If one arises early and drives out to a hilltop, it is even more pleasant. As one of our Milage church's boll erases its melody, the other begins, like different insTuments in an orchestra doing soio pans. During the summer the bell at Hilltop School taps occasionally, telling pupils and villagers cf changes in the program during the day. Our Courthouse bell rarely rings. Court convenes several times a year and public meetings of various kinds ar held there. During the building of the new annex to the Courthouse, the bell was aceidently tapped a few times. Every one stops and listens when this bell rings. If it continues long, local people know it means a fire, a dreaded thing in a town without a water system. The bell at the county farm has a clear tone and calls the family and inmates from the field regularly at 11:30 a. m. When all the bells sound at once, on the arrival of a new year, it is quite a discordant sound. They are "wild bells'' indeed, as Tennyson described them in his poem . . . Uncle Jonas says: "The sweetest music I ever heard is th' rail of th' dinner bell on a hot summer day." Ann Thology. The Pup Grows I'p Tony is a big brown dog. As plump and round as any hog. But when John brought him home, a pup. Both of my hands then I threw up And said, "I don t know what we'll do With one more dog around, do you?" Then Alvin, h's my little boy," Said "Mom. I think he'll be a joy, I'll take him over now, so you j Won't ever have a thing to do About the takm' care of him." j And so. to satisfy a whim. i I let that daggone puppy stay. j And now he's in the way all day. i Opal McGuire, Dupont. j I On the Farm j Perhaps no place demonstrates the prog- i ress of agricultural practices to a greater degree than the state fair. Grandpa and Grandma Smith, Neighbor Jones, wife and hired man, and Kate, Bird and I were there. Grandpa said he had never seen finer displays of fruit, poultry, live stock, labor-saving farm machinery, and bands at any time or place. Grandma almost duplicated his opinion when she called his attention to the baking, sewing and canning displays. She also thought the night show- was a thriller. Bird's mind was in a dither, his prize calf had to be cared for and shown, a 4-H girl from Shelby county had him going in circles, and some of the gang wanted him to go with them to the midway. Who won? I don't know. Neighbor Jones, Mrs. Jones and the hired man were exhibitors and got their share of ribbons, which made all the neighbors proud of our community and its products. Farm?r Bill. Danville. a Seedless Melons Why the attempt to produce seedless melons? There is no more satisfying sport than eating a delicious melon, then taking the seeds between the thumb and first finger, squeezing firmly, and shooting them all over the place. I. B. J. 1 Thought I Heard You Call I thought I heard yoa call When moon knives cut the twisted loop And let that narrow curtain fall That shut from view the aching day. But you're such lengths and depths away Beyond the sunset's fervent flame. How could I hear your heart's voice stoop To say my name? Polly Lois Norton. Good Neighbors At 5 o'clock in the morning Uncle Ezra was in his garden, puttering around among the roses. Old Grouch, his neighbor, who had started to the bakery for breakfast rolls, stopped for a visit. Ezra was not in a conversational mood. He admitted the truth of his neighbor's statement that it was a fine morning, and that rain was needed; but, eager to avoid an argument, he declined fo express an opinion as to the cause or probable duration of the war in Europe. Presently Aunt Millie's merry "yo ho," from the kitchen door, announced that breakfast was ready, and Old Grouch went on his way, muttering, "A man who gets up at 5 o'clock to sprinkle sulphur on a rosebush needs a gar-deen." And Ezra, washing his hands at the cistern pump, exclaimed, "That old fool is always trying to start an argument. Five years ago he argued that beer would balance the budget. And I'll bet he still believes it." E. B. Foreign Journey In a Chicago newspaper's travel section, the other day, I read a story that must have been written months ago. It advised tourists what to see in Poland. Maybe that's an interesting place to go just now. but I've decided to see Clifty Falls instead. L. P. W. Friends Friends are N Crimson roses Wafting to us perfume That clothes, refreshes and inspires Our lives. Daisy Moore Bynum, Lyons. Over here, CCC means Civilian Conservation Corps. Over there, CCC means Citizens Concentration Camp. T. S. E. THE OTHER All. WK I Mii t'ikfe Jo-urn'.! , THE ARMY'S STRENGTH General Pershing must have been somewhat concerned when he departed from his custom of not commenting on public affairs to state publicly Wednesday that he hoped to see- the army recruited to the full strength allowed by the defense act of 1920. It was the General's seventy-ninth birthday. Twenty-one years ago he was leading 500,-090 American soldiers in the reduction of the St. Mihlel salient and clearing Germans from the hights of the Meuse. It was a battle that tested the ingenuity of American command and the resources of the men. While it was successful, General Pershing mw at that time, as did other ranking officers; that commanders and armies can not be prepared for such vast operations without adequate peacetime training. He wants an army large enough to simulate war conditions in maneuvers. This year This war is getting bad. Those who have been sleeping out under the open sky re port that even the stars are shooting. It's little consolation to football team can didates to realize that a gridiron ought be hot. to A boy who can pick eighteen hampers or tomatoes in twenty-four minutes needn worry about picking a Job. Where is the theory that cannonading in Europe determines the weather in this country? The word, ornery, is getting into a lot or articles these days, and as a rule, belongs. Today's simile: As busy as a man moling thumbtacks on his map of Poland. INDIANA VIEWS Washington By David Lawrence WASHINGTON", September 16 The trend here now is to get back to international law. The controversy over amending the neutrality law has reached the point where one side says it was unneutral to put on the embargo in the fir-t place, and the other side says it is unneutral to make any changes now. President Roosevelt never did favor the present law, even though he signed it as a compromise measure and to avoid further bickering about international affairs at the time. The department of state has stood steadfastly for the principle that the President of the United States under the Constitution should retain discretionary power to conduct the foreign relations of the government. At one time, Senator Borah himself was among those who supported ar. amendment to give the President discretionary power to decide whether or net to apply the cash and carry proposal when it was offered In the senate in 1937. Mr. Rocvevelt. on signing the present neutrality law, which was first adODted in August. 1935, in the closing days of a session when adequate debate was curtailed because of the threats of a filibuster, said in a public statement that the wholly inflexible arms embargo provisions "might have exactly the opposite effect from that which was intended. In other words, the inflexible provisions might drag us into war instead of keeping us out," The President, therefore, though accepting the patchwork legislation because he could not help matters then, pointed out how dangerous it would be to apply the statute in critical situations. Subsequent legislative debates turned on the idea that America would be kept out of war if more and more restrictive law were adopted. This view has been persistently opposed by Secretary of State Cordell Hull. Many Republican- authorities on internal questions have taken the position that the department of state is right about it and has been all along. The impetus for the present neutrality legislation arose out of the investigation by the senate munitions committee, at whose hearings in 1934 it was sought to prove that President Wilson yielded to the importunities of the war profiteers and led the American nation to war to save Wall street's investments. This sort of argument up to that time came only from the Socialists, who have been trying to smear every administration as "super - capitalistic," but when United States senators, though in the minority, adopted that view, a public sentiment was created which those who knew the facts about America's entry into the war did not take the time or trouble to refute, even though it was an absurdity to them. Today the results of letting the erroneous impressions spread by the senate munitions committee stand without protest are apparent in the propaganda widely circulated that money alone brings on wars. The possibility that the ambition of dictators and their cruel tactics in threatening or using force may have had something to do with the start of wars was not admitted to be in any sense controlling. Now that a European war has been begun as a consequence of a plain act of aggression by Hitler and a refusal to negotiate peace except on a basis of complete surrender, the world knows that the causes assigned by the senate munitions committee have been proved wrong, and that wars come for reasons other than the protection of munitions makers or investments. Mr. Roosevelt, in discussing current ..neutrality issues with the press this week, advised that the newspaper correspondents read international law cases for the last 100 years as compiled by John Bas-sett Moore, the noted authority on the subject, in thick volumes used as textbooks in the colleges. There will be found a whole series of prece-edents on neutral rights with reference to blockade and articles that can be confiscated. It is a matter of historical record that, originally, neutral rights were based on the theory that belligerents must confine their hostilities to their own territories or adjacent areas, but now it has swung around to the realistic conception that belligerents may fight anywhere on the seven seas and as close to any neutral country as they like, ir respective the neutrals One trouble about investing heavily in "war babies" is the danger of colic. Trimming a gas mask with flowers doesn't help much. NIGHT DRIVING (Anderson Daily Bulletin I Motorists, especially new drivers, should have special instruction in driving at night, says the American Medical Association, because records show that night accidents are three times as frequent as those in the daytime. The advice is worth heeding, even though the danger is said to be considerably lessened by improved headlights in the new cars. Not only is visibility much less at night, say the experts, but a different manner of driving is necessary. There is much more danger of falling asleep at the wheel; and even if the driver can keep awake, he is likly to be more tired and less alert than during the daylight hours. The menace ot drunken drivers is worse at night, because drinking occurs mostly tn the evening. Two simple and practical suggestions are given. First, make sure that the headlights are clean and have good bulbs in them, so as to throw a clear light on the road. Second, lower the speed, so as to be able to ilop more quickly in case of danger. of what think about it. A strong assertion of the rights of neutrals may be expected from the United States, but such reaffirmation of American rights will be weakened if the congress 'it the United States continues to deviate in the future, as it has since 1935, from the established principles of international law and custom. The basic principle of international law is that neutrals may ship noncontraband articles and be assured of safe passage. Opinions have differed as to what is contraband, and cases carried to arbitration tribunals for damages and compensation have never accepted the doctrine that the w-ord of a belligerent country is final on that point. Reproduction rights reserved. The foregoing opinions ore those of the writer and ore not veces-rnribj those of The Xeics. Editor's Note. m Jr. AIL BI T Hl.INU AU but blind In his chambered hc Gropes for worms The fu'.ir-c'awed Mn Ail but blind In the evening hky. The hooded Hat Twirls .,oft'.y by. All but blind In the burning riav, The Rani-Owl blunders On her way. . ; - , And blind as ar These three to me, So. blind to Some One I must be. Walter de la M THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE The editor welcomes letters, especially brief npres.Mont of opinions on general subjects. Pleast give tea nimi and address of th sender. Th nsma will not be used If the writer so requests. If the return of unused letters Is desired please send a stamped addressed envelope Eastern War View To the Editor of The News: It is a great misfortune that as war broke out in Europe our federal administration is dominated by men who have the eastern seaboard's close relationship to commerce with Europe. It is recalled that at the outbreak of the world war. in 1914, the people along the eastern coast immediately declared their sympathies for the allies, and within a few months were actively urging the United States to get into the war. Support of the movement to put this country into the world war was strongest in the East and weakest in the West. The eastern people are not at fault in this matter. It was, and is. natural for them to be more sensitive to European politics. But they should realize that their honest views are not held by the peeople in the central and western part of the country. The special session of congress probably will bring out this gradation of war opinion across the country. If the members who represent the constituencies that are strongly against United States military participation in the war will stand their ground, they can overcome eastern prejudices and keep the country from going Into the war unless it should become clear to every one that the best American defense against totalitarianism is to join with Great Britain and Fraance in suppressing Fascism and Communism. Lafayette. PRO-AMERICA. Presidential Traveling To the Editor of The News: It may be admitted ungrudgingly that the President rates a private car when he travels to protect him from the intrusive curious, but special trains are somewhat different. The way he shuttles back and forth between Washington and Hyde Park in them must cut seriously into the $25,000 a year that congress allows him for traveling expenses. Any unexpended balance of this fund is covered back into the treasury at the end of the fiscal year when a new allowance of $25,000 is made and In times of deficits and Increasing national debts every little helps. To be sure, the President saves a good deal of this fund by using the Potomac, the coast guard cutter that has been reconditioned for his use as a private yacht, and by voyaging on warships where his expense is small. Nevertheless it is all at the cost of the people in the way of taxes paid. This is a time when economy should be considered in regard to all expenditures and the President would undoubtedly win commendation by observing it as far as possible. FRUGALIS. Indianapolis.' WPA Pay To the Editor of The News: WPA workers have had their pay reduced by authority of an act of a congress that is supposed" to be Democratic and working for the masses who voted the members into their jobs. It seems that members of congress are not keeping the promises that they made to get elected. It seems that they are working for the benefit of party officials and w-orkers who herded the people into voting for them. There is no statement that the noncertified WPA workers, who draw from $1,200 to $8,000 a year, have had their salaries reduced. The way the salary scale works out. from thirty or more certified WPA workers and dependents are supposed to live on the salary that is paid to one noncertified worker. PROJECT WORKER. Indianapolis. If Canada Needs Help To the Editor of The Newr.: Regardless of America's stand on neutrality, how can the United States be suie of keeping out of war, now that Canada has declared a state of war exists between Canada and Germany? This action on the part of Canada automatically brings the war to this side of the water. Suppose German submarines should establish a blockade before the entrance of the St. Lawrence river. Even though such an act might not be a direct violation of the Monroe Doctrine, it must be remembered that our President some months ago informed Great Britain and the rest of the world that the United States stands ready to defend by force of arms in case Canada should be attacked by a foreign power. Should Canada be attacked the United States would be compelled to go to her defense or repudiate the President's pledge of protection. CONSTANT READER. Seymour. he Hitler' Comprehension To the Editor of The News: When Hitler declared that would fight ten years if necessary to achieve German victory he obviously did not comprehend the internal conditions that compelled the official rationing of bread in Germany on September 25, less than four weeks after he started his war. He must know it now, of course, but there must be a good many other things that have escaped his intuitive comprehension and that it will be necessary for the ersatz creators to struggle with, and, if they have to keep it up for ten years, probably futile'.y. War is something more than intuition. Indianapolis. ANTI-WAR. SCRAPS It Is believed that an all-tin.-in alimony leinand has been v lished at VLsalia. Calif. Mrs ; : -. garet Savior in her suit for c. , a.--ks alimony of $1 a month. The ages of the guests a: v -Myra McElfish's t-ighty-fifth I day party at Willard, O, t , , 1.110 years. ' lie youngest gue ,3 sixty-nine, the ok!e:t iuat-ty-t-;.. -. The 1939 bear census in V, .; ,. . stone National park disclu eii :. , bears than for any year sun t- The estimated number of ! bears was 483 and of grizzlies : ;, Development in recent years f; five United States mineral i ' . 1 tries, natural gas, helium, n;r.:: carbon dioxide, potash and s ;'.; , is attributed largely to exp'. :: ' , for oil. In scoring sheep shearing cr :.-. the following points are ail-wfr;: Speed, 30 per rent,; freedom '.- -n Injury to sheep. 20 per a:: ; skill and handling. 25 prr . completeness of shearingT-2',. ; ri cent. Death called the third strike -t Thomas Ware, forty-three, ct ?i-Diego, Calif., softball umpire, v. . called the final out in the r . :i inning. He collapsed and die ; heart failure as lie turned from -.:. plate. Morteaux. France's smallest err:-., mune, which possesses a Sixter;-- century chaoel, has only one her son and hei twenty-year-r.'i daughter as permanent resider.i', :; is near Chaumont, American ! ; quarters during the world war. Today twenty-six financial p.: commercial enterprises In ::.s United States have assets excer :-ing $1,000,000,000. December 3!, :u.H, their combined assets amounted to $51,641,999,617. In 1919, only s t corporations had assets exc-'i!:-. g $1,000,000,000. Philatelists are finding nvurh to interest them In the stamps of Helena, famous in history rs -; place of Napoleon's exile, accord:! j to the United States department rf commerce. The chief sourca rf in-come of St. Helena is derived from the sale of stamps. Mathtw Bro?ozowy, of New Britain, Conn., nearing his e'.?;yv. fifth birthday anniversary, hit.- r i own particular recipe for loncev;v a little candy each day. H made it an unbreakable rule to ra at least two pieces of hard ranJy daily and believes he is in so'.r.i condition. Mrs. Anna C. Wilson, Warrw-vlile, Pa., who this fall will be 101 years of age, has presented a fc-rv-four star flag, which she made tn 1868, to the Lycoming County K:- torical Society. The flag was rrt for Republican to carry in eiei :- :i parades for General Ulysses 3, Grant. For the first time in the history of the British peerage, a Hindu hr-i been granted permission to sit in ;': e j house of lords. He is Lord Sat! a, j son of Baron Sinha, the first Indian ever to be raised to the British n-b .":-if y. The son got his seat becat:. i had done what his father could r. t do prove his lawful birth. The "Misericordla," Italy's tit.it; e first aid organization, recently ce-braied its 300th anniversary t:v Any person who is a real radio i taking care of fifteen emergen' i nrst aid cases, ine unit is con-tp1 v ,i ! of members of the first families ef j Florence, but no one knows the et-i ual identity of the members wito serve, since all wear masks. Senator Borah's Position To the Editor of The Neirs: It appears that Senator Borah Is as firm as ever in regard to the neutrality view that he got away with the last time the question was before congress, but he must feel much less confidence in his Intelligence department which gave him such a bum steer vernacularly speaking about the war. Not only is there a war, but the present indications are that it will be a catch-as-catch-can, no-holds-barred fight to a finish, winner take all. But perhaps the senator can reorganize his intelligence department and get better results. CASH-AND-CARRY. Indianapolis. Friendly Voices To the Editor of The News: listener and appreciates the miracle of radio, and has followed every step of it from the very start as I have, knows and loves the voices of the announcers and commentators as friends. We know they are not just picked at random, but have to train foF their work, be fluent and letter-perfect in many ways. However, I really get a great kick out of any little slip they make, as it makes me feel they, too, are human and not automatons. MRS. WARREN S. JONES. Llzton. Spy Parachute Jumpers To the Editor of The News: The story that spies, ragged and unshaven, are being dropped by parachute in Poland is more interesting than convincing. Anybody arriving in wartime or even in peacetime by parachute is pretty certain to be seen and to arouse curiosity as to his identity and where he came from, and in war time pretty certain to be arrested and confined, so Poland can hardly be much disturbed by such Nazi ingenuity. Propagandists not infrequently overdo themselves. Franklin. . j. h. K. Cocker spaniels are a dual type dog. They're ready to romp nt'o the open spaces at the drop of a It -i and prove to be showmasters in th ring. They are compact and sen faithfully as household pets. V. breed originated in England abo';f. 1870 and became better known ;i that country after James Fa.-f-v introduced the Obo strain. The Philadelphia site of tit Pennsylvania Bank, of Revolutionary War fame, has been marked " a bronze tablet honoring the ninc-' -seven patriots who founded the institution to purchase supplies .fr Washington's army. The memoir! was dedicated by Major F.dnatd Shippen Willing, descendant '. Thomas Willing, the Bank's fit'-t president. Many persons are suffering from headaches caused by the impcrfei-t alignment of the 'jaw bone, James B. Costen, of St. Louis, sa-'i at a medical meeting at Knn" City, Mo. The affliction is most common amonc, adults who have ' some of their molars or who h''" imperfect teeth alignment, causirT imperfect action of the jaw jo m, Dr. Costen said. OFF THE RECORD By Ed Reed (FT I r 11 I 1,1- I fllM "We, the jury, find (he defendant, cr, wait a minute 1 think they've disagreed again!" W&efaj

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