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Now You Can Buy New Want Ad as Low as 3c a Word. Call RI. 7441 INDIANAPOLIS Now You Can Buy New Want Ad a Low a 3c a Word. Call RI. 7441 MONDAY EVENING, MARCH 27, 3 039. NEWS TODAY In Washington By David Lawrence Copyright. 1939 WASHINGTON, March 27. The country has read much about the appointment of William O. Douglas to be a member of the supreme court of the Unite States, but there is one phase of the selection which ha been overlooked and yet is one of the most significant aspects of President Roosevelt's decision to pick a man from inside his administra- There are no doubt many members of the bar equally qualified for appointment, but the President did not look beyond official Washington. Why? He has not disclosed his reasoning to anybody perhaps, but when the Presi MR, LAWRENCE dent promoted the chairman of the securities and exchange commission, he sent a thrill of satisfaction throughout the entire body of younger men who have come here under his administration and worked far beyond the maximum hour provisions of modern labor laws, late at night and on holidays and week-ends, trying to perform a public service. One does not have to agree with the economic philosophy or the tenets of political doctrine which these younger men hold to concede that, in their zeal for work, they gave boundless energy and unfailing loyalty to their jobs. To be the head of the securities and exchange commission in times like these young men hold to concede of both an administrative and judicial sort that the government nowadays possesses. Mr. Douglas earned the right to be considered. His promotion was a reward for faithful service. Principle Reappears. And now that the question arises as to who should fill the place vacated by Chairman Douglas, the same principle comes up again. The present members of the com-cission have given of their time and energies without stint. From among them a successor doubtless will be chosen, rather than from the outside world. becau&3 they have earned the right to be considered, and besides they know the work. On each separate occasion heretofore the President has promoted a member of the commis-Eion. It is natural that, as between j Republicans and Democrats on the commission, the President should j give first consideration to Jerome! Frank, Democrat. Mr. Frank is an indefatigable worker. He had experience with the laws of corporation finance before he came here and, while an ardent New Dealer, he enjoys in Wall Street the reputation of being fair and considerate to those with whom he may disagree. Not long ago. Mr. Frank was being prominently mentioned for a vacancy which existed on the court of appeals of the District of Columbia, and it has been suspected for some time that Mr. Roosevelt might wish to appoint him to the judiciary. - Likely to Be Retained But, at the moment, with the vital importance of continuity of administration in the securities and exchange commission, the services of Jerome Frank are much more likely to be retained by the President for chairmanship of the commission. It would be in line with the policy of promotion which the President has himself developed. Thus, for instance, two out of the last three appointments to the supreme court of the United States were given to men who had served the administration in official positions here Messrs. Reed and Douglas. In the case of Mr. Reed, he served as general counsel of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation under the Hoover regime as well as under the Roosevelt administration, and served, too, as solicitor general. Every one of these men, including Jerome Frank, could be earning many times the salary paid by the government if engaged in the practice of law or in some position with large corporations. The fact that these men without large incomes prefer to give themselves to the government service, emphasizing the service motive instead of the profit motive, is an essential counterpart of the demand that has been growing for some time concerning the importance of a highly trained personnel in governmet. Prerequisite, of course, to the success of such a system is that there shall be adequate promotions and rewards, and that's why President Roosevelt, in watching for opportunities to give promotions to the men who render honorable service at relatively little pay, is blazing a new trail which is giving incalculable encouragement to the younger men in government. The foregoing opinions are those of the writer and are not necessarily those of The News. Editor's Note. WOUNDED DRUGGIST STILL CLINGS TO SLIM CHANCE W. Clyde Menaugh, age fifty-eight, north side druggist who was shot by a colored holdup man last week, remained in a critical condition at St. Vincent's Hospital today. No improvement has been noted in his condition, and little hope is given for. his recovery. Because of the druggist's condition, surgeons have been unable to remove the bullet that the bandit fired into Menaugh's side when he resisted a holdup attempt in his pharmacy at 2960 College avenue. Police have been unable to trace the assailant. L00I, SHOES LOST BY FLEEING THIEF Fugitive Also Loses Freedom at Statehouse to Shoot-ins Pursuers A twenty-one-year-old thief lost his shoes, his loot and his freedom in a bullet-sprinkled pursuit across the Statehouse lawn today. The youth, Albert Jackson, colored, living in the 200 block in West Vermont street, was captured by police and passersby after an exciting chase. He was alleged to have stolen a $10 bill from a cash register in a parking lot office at Capitol avenue and Washington street at 1:30 a. m. Pau1 Wentz, night manager, pursued him, firing several shots from a revolver. Patrolmen McCormick and Stutes-man, cruising by, joined in the pursuit, and fired several shots also. As he raced across the Statehouse yard, the fugitive lost both of his shoes and the $10 bill. The shoes later were found, but not the money. Oscar Trippey, age thirty-five, 130 West Vermont street, attempted to stop Jackson, but was unable to hold him. The fugitive, rounding a corner of the Statehouse, running fast, struck an iron guard rail in the darkness and fell. Leo LaFave. age thirty-five, 310 West New York street. Apartment 6, pounced on him and held him until the panting policemen arrived. LaFave w-as "holding" Jackson so securely and vice versa that police had to knock Jackson loose. Jackson, who had wounds on his head and chest, was taken to City Hospital. Girl Fights Footpad. Bandits, burglars and prowlers gave police a busy week-end. Miss Marjorie Randolph, age twenty-one. 1416 North Mount street, fought a footpad who seized her early Sunday near her home. Slipping up behind her, the assailant put one hand over her mouth and warned: "If you scream I'll stick a knife in your back." Miss Randolph struck the man. and struggled freo. He knocked her dowm, and fled. Vernon Belcher ,age twenty, R. R. 9, Box 540 E, reported to the sheriff's office that two armed men kidnapped him Saturday night at the Riverside skating rink and robbed him of part of his clothing, a watch and $2 after forcing him to drive them in his car to a spot west of the city. Two footpads slugged Solomon Carpenter, age seventy, 1918 Sheffield avenue, in the 1700 block in West Michigan street early Sunday and robbed him of a gold watch and small amount of money. He was taken to City Hospital. A colored gunman accosted Dr. W. E. Tinney, 3902 Carrollton avenue, as he drove in his garage Saturday night. The bandit robbed the physicians of $30 and several articles of jewelry, and forced him to lie down in the alley. Luke Snyder, 617 North Bancroft street, reported theft of $180 in clothing from his home. Police arrested Fred Jackson, age twenty-one, living in the 400 block in Dor-man street, after he was alleged to have stolen an armload of tobacco from a pharmacy at Pine street and English avenue Saturday night. WOMAN HURT AS MANHOLE COLLAPSES BENEATH HER An expectant mother was recovering today from injuries suffered when a manhole lid collapsed beneath her as she was waiting for a bus. Mrs. Ida Mae Dones, age twenty-three. 2856 North Talbot avenue, stepped on the lid at Thirtieth street and Tacoma avenue as she saw the bus approach. It gave way, and she fell part w-ay into the opening, suffering injuries of her hip, back and elbow. The bus driver, Leonard King, 1128 Hoyt avenue, took her to her mother's home, and then she was sent to City Hospital. Former Carriers of The News Ernest Ambuhl Learned About Extending Credit and Salesmanship From His News Route " 4 ERNEST AMBUHL "You bet your life, if I had a son, I'd want him to carry The News!" Ernest Ambuhl, 3540 Kenwood avenue, has two daughters, but no sons. However, he remembers the training in salesmanship and good judgment in general credit and business principles which carrying The News as a youth gave him. If he had a son to bring up. he says, he'd want that to be a part of the son's early training, too. The former News carrier today is owner of Ambuhl's poultry market, 902 Ft. Wayne avenue, which he has operated the last twelve years. Before that, he was a feed and flour salesman ten years. He was candi- Cimbel Winners Form i'i i k ' ... v ' - V,4 A 5 Hoagy to Be Honor Guest . tj iFranklin Prentice, 1927; Norman! Some weeks ago The News m-at V1V1C OaiJJCottom, 1931; James Seward, 1933; jvi ted these medal winners to be James Lvboult. 1935, and Bob! its guests at the finals of the HoagV Carmichael will be anlenke, 1937. Around the end of twenty-ninth championship and at; The Progressive Arte League will; early today. An employe was said honor pnest at the Civic Theater ; the tablp arp Bo McMillin. Indiana's i an organization dinner at the In-1 the first 0f a series of pub-! to have fired a revolver after be-honor guest at the oiuc i neater ; football coacn; Paul D. ,Tony) Idiananolis Athletic Club. All thej f Wrt(rro,c rtn var;nnc fiol nf ing attacked by three men. costume ball Saturday night in the Hinkle. Butler basketball coach, and j boys are doing well in their chosen :llc programs on various tields of; Indianapolis Athletic Club. Mrs. . Warren Phillips, president of the ; professions, some of them still be- art at 7:45 p. m. Tuesday in Crop- William G Sparks chairman oi the board of control of the I. H. S. A. A.iing students. On their board of di-sev auditorium, Central Library. I jvTfl COH muic committee announced todav. On the left side of the table are! rectors each year -will be the presH g David Rubins, AtlAAA KJXO,BO music commit uee, ' ' "u" . Gimbel medal winners Ralph Esarey. dent of the board of control of the . . - Carmichael wiJ anive Tuedaj to Harold Laughlin. 1920; Reese i I. H. S. A. A. Laughlin came from John Herron Art Institute, on the, Rpmnc K itlial ;be trie guest oi ms pduius. mi.. and Mrs. Howard oarmicnoei. while in the city. SEVERAL HURT IN TRAFFIC CRASHES Fractures, Concussions Send Motorists to Hospitals Over Week-End Aitnougn no imai aii;iuruw , reported in Indianapolis over thej , , , ...... j- t . t,.o week-end. several persons i"MColonei and Mrs Frank C. Mahin in nobpn-ate t- u.c crashes. Harold Noble, age thirty-one. 2939 ........ .... " ;.si Brookside avenue, suffered critical injuries Saturday night when the ; medal by Colonel Guido F. Verbeck , ' day at 8 p m at Calvin Prather motorcycle he was riding struck an; headmaster. Mahin also is manager Temple Rebekah Lodge 591 will; hall, Fortv-second street and Col-automobile at Twentieth and Dear- i of the Manlius basketball team ; entertain with a supper at 6 p. m. ! lege avenue. . . . iwnicn wui compete next, ween, m born streets. Physicians at l,us th Eastern states championship Hospital said he received a brain at Glen Falls, N. Y. concussion, internal injuries and! . ... , , . . .. Ll, nf " ank1p - "ri chouider ; ilie inanapons t-urcnawng Lyon is secretarv. fractures of an ankle and shouidei. : Agents woi meet for luncheon at Clyde Hogan, 1116 McClure street, noon Tuesday in the Indianapolis; The General Welfare Federation received serious injuries when his Athenaeum. The speaker will be; will hold a business meeting and automobile crashed into a parked Heroic! L Remecke. Indianapolis ! tertainment in its clubroom in A . . , . i FBI head, on "Some Phases of Castle Hall Tuesday at 7 p. m. E. O. trailer truck in the 1100 Mock m;Modern Law Enforcement." ; Craig is president, Kentucky avenue Sunday night. He I was thrown against the windshield.! New officers to be installed by Mrs. Reba Masten and Otho Lacy suffering a possible skull fracture. I Englewood Chapter. O. E. S.. at 8 will be installed as worthy matron Five persons were injured in a col - !p. m. Wednesday in the Masonic and patron of Beech Grove Chapter, lision at Road 67 and 'Thirty-eighth ! hall, 2714 '.2 East Washington street ,0. E. S.. at 8 p. m. Friday in the street, Saturday night, but only one are as follows: Mrs. Savannah j Beech Grove Masonic Temple. Other Samuel Hassan, age nineteen. 2831 : Blake, worthy matron; William ' new officers are Mrs. Grace Lan-East Washington street was hurt Quillen, worthy patron; Mrs. Mar-'caster, associate worthy matron; J. seriously. ; garet Martin, associate matron; jC. Simmons, associate worthy pa- A few pedestrians received minor) Mrs. Clara Dobson, secretary; Mrs.tron; Mrs. Hazel Marshall, secre-injuries when struck by automo-! Martha Wade, treasurer. Retiring I ta-ry; Mrs. Eva Rudolph, treasurer; biles. ! worthy matron and patron are! Mrs. Elizabeth Kemper, conduc- iMrs. Mildred Pate and Earl Hueb-; tress; Mrs. Luella Frame, associate date for nomination on the Repub- lican ticket for city councilman last year. who,-, ho v,roe civtr. h nrmMmf a paper route from Tenth street ! and Senate avenue west to the canal and north to Sixteenth street. Occasionally, he recalls, it was nec essary to extend credit to some of his customers. Sometimes he ! n ;,, u., i e-rantine- too much rreriit. t.n thP ; wrong persons, but those lessons : were valuable in business years! 1 i f ov V r ro i4 Then too, he was always trying sable features of his product. As a salesman he found this training helped him to get orders. As operator of his own business more recently, he still has found frequent use for the selling principles he learned on a paper route. Like numerous other newspaper! carriers in Indianapolis about 1910 young Ambuhl used a horse and wagon to cover his long route. He remembers, too, th extra paper sales on election day. when any carrier who owned a wagon could cover more than the confines of his delivery route. On those days, ne recalls, he would load his wagon with extras, get an assistant, and capitalize on the public's anxiety to get the latest election reports Nor was carrying papers the only business venture of Ambuhl as a youth. At the same time he was handling his route he was proprietor of a confectionery at Twenty-sixth street and Capitol avenue. wnicn ne nad opened wnen he was fifteen. While he covered his route in tne atternoon nis sister, now Mrs. Helen Earhart, would mind the shop. Ambuhl is a member of the Indianapolis Swiss Society. Nortta Park Masonic Lodge, Sahara Grotto and the Riviera Club. Z- . vuo.An.r-.o. ! will meet Thursday at 7:30 p. m. in wmiam ttarunan; associate this took real salesmanship, and; , n w avmnasium After the matron, Mrs. Bessie Wikoff; associ-young Ambuhl soon learned the . ; meetinfT a program will be ate patron. Ben ' Kerr; secretary, value of pointing out the indispen- j ,.iK, fvnm t)' 0vtra.rrHe.i- Mrs. Nellie K. Stammel: treasurer. 7 ft o on the riht side of i his banquet tahlP of riistinBiiished euests of The Indianapolis News are Gimbel medal winners Claude Curtis, 1917; Wal - ter M. Cross. 1919; Ralph Marlowe.! 1921; Maurice Robinson. 1923; phillin Kessler. 1934 :! Robert McCaines. 1928; Kenneth r,, moii. r" , -. 1Q3A 1926; Emmett Lowery. 1929; Steve: Sitko. 1936. and Jess McAnally. the Greencastle bov who died in 1936. Hp won the Gimbel medal in 1932. Walter. Williams. Sitko and Lew - erv were unable to attend in:si INDIANAPOLIS The Mntliprs. C.!nh nf the FnHish ! Avenue Boys Club will elect officers !at 2 p. m.' Tuesday at 1400 English and Robert MvSmnts. 1938 ' itched Frankfort wm 'the fmal ciologj-. Indiana University. "Folk-; didates began ritualistic Missing from the table were Rus-; game of the tournament. They'll ; ways in Music' and Norman; work at the Scottish Rite Cathe-sell Walter. 1925; Richard Williams, : all be back next year. Phelps, head of the music theory irirai to culminate with a ban- a venue, Frank Mahmi Qf Lleutenant. ui ui ivi miaii sti cei. u-a uc.cii ; named all-league forward m a poil '""'7 ,'tafuc m v w Manlius School, Manlius. N. Y. He ;was awarded ' an athletic merit er. installing oincers win oe - - . .. , dames Esta Ward, Pate, Dobson cnapiam, Mrs. i"iorence Bishop, and Florence Close, and Missimarshal- and Mrs. Katherine Hein, Juanita Caldwell. ; organist. The last scholarship benefit dance for the year will be held at George Washington High School March 31 nf- 3 -90 r m in tho srhnnl pvm- ninm Patrons anH natronesses I include Miss Gladys Ewbank, Missuth n?fle,r associate matron; J. I Mary Laatz, Mrs. Elizabeth Ran-iJn Roberts, associate patron; idolph, Rowland Jones, A. W. Shu-lgthel Roberts, secretary; Melia LoVap onH tt Tk Waiter- rimiis I Riggs, treasurer; Frances Lee. con- committee, Elnora Agnew, Warren Angrick, Dorothy Asher. William ! Beasley, Beatrice Brittain. Leona Colbert, Dorothy Goslin, William Leak, Lionel Perrine and Charles Petranoff. Miss Emma Lou Thorn- hi--i i rr h ic fhoirmnn of Ihp farilletv committee in charge of arrange- , ments. with E. B. Hargrave and Miss Mabel lehr assisting. ,of Georee Washington High School ! lar activity groups under the general direction of Kelvin Masson. Mrs. Leon Thompson is president- Water color paintings of the Midwest by Sara F. Bard, Indianapolis artist, have been invited for a "j special exhibition at the New York Public Library during April. The pictures have been selected from her current solo exhibition at tha Studio Guild in New York. They are the latest of a series of groups by artists from all parts of the nation to be given special attention. Olive Branch Girls Club members will be guests of Mrs. Clara j Fullenwider, 720 Prospect street, Wednesday at 8 p. m. Forty Plus Club of Indianapolis will meet Wednesday at 8 p. m. in the Chamber of Commerce building. George Washington High School ,vll! bp host to a section of the i Midwest Physical Education group Thursday evening, when a dance concert will be presented in the fimni nnrtit-oriiim The nart.icinants -,ii Hp renresentatives from several! states The Auxiliary of Lawrence Chap- j Permanent Organization WW .r . 8 4?'te meeting: at which the bows formally p ! organized the Indiana High School Gimbel Medal Association Curtis, winner of the first tourna- !ment was PjPrtPd president. My- grants was chosen vice-president. and Kessler. secretary. Kansas Citv to be present and! Jones came from Flint, Mich. U,'oovinrr tT'-VTito porno r inn c the rViVQ During the course of the dinner; the boys exchanged greetings by.servatorv of Music, "Program wire with Jake Gimbel. donor ot ; the medal, who was unable to come j from Santa Monica tor tne first meeting AND VICINITY tcr 3B4. O. E. S . will eive a bridge and euchre party Wednesday at 8 i p. m. in the Masonic hall at Law- rence. Mrs. Lindey Pennybacker i lis chairman. ; ternaI order of Police will hold its banouet and initiation APnl 12 at 7 P- m- m the Claypool j hntp wprh T. Wilson, nresident. hotel. Joseph T. Wilson, president,! will officiate. iuesday at tJast omo street,! Guests from fourteen lodges have i been invited. Miss Helen Miller ; is noble grand and Mrs. .Mildred I . ' Millersville Chapter 300. O. E. S., will hold public installation Tues day evening for the following offi cers: Miss Adah Hunter, worthy ma- ! tron: M. W. HOCkett, worthy patron: uctress; Blanche O Brien. associate conductress; Nellie Gorham, chap- laui, aviary urn, marsnai, ana Hazel Duenweg, organist. Mrs. Marie Harm and Homer L. Wiseman are retiring worthy matron and worthy patron. Mrs. Rose L. Malcolm wiil De me installing olticer, The following officers of Naomi Chapter 131. O. E. S., will be installed Friday evenina: Worthy matron Mrs. Ida Wilson; worthy mi;,, uosepnine wisnmier; conductress. Mrs. Nora Moore; associate conductress, Mrs. Elizabeth Wi-gal; chaplain, Mrs. Velma Henry; marshal, Mrs.Ardella Purkey; organist. Mrs. Mamie Passmore. The Borad Ripple Women's Christian Temperance Union will meet Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the home of Mrs. S. C. Young. Mrs. Josephine Summers wiil lead devotions. Mrs. S. C. Young is president. Officers were elected by members of the Script Club at a meeting recently in the Canary cottage. James L. Dilley was chosen president, Dennis O'Harrow vice-president and Foster C. Shirley secretary-treasurer. Members of the executive committee are Dilley. Donavan A. Turk, John Golden and Lester En- T 1 i 1 pel The board of directors of the Indianapolis Council of Women will meet Tuesday in the Banner-White-hill Company auditorium at 11 a. m. Mrs. Lowell Fisher will preside. Townsend Club 48 will postpone -'s meeting Tuesday night to per- ;mit, members to attend an illus- trated lecture by the Rev. R. M. f A A 'f TO $10 V. i V, I- V r J.' Arts League to Open Series of Lectures purpose of the League; Professor1 John Mueller denartment of so-i department of Arthur Jordan Con- Notes on the Music." Three rnm. ; positions by Haydn, Turina and ; Mendelssohn will be presented by members of the Indianapolis Sym- pnony urcnesira. i Dodrill, speaker, and W. Karl i Steele illustrator. 1n the T?roariwav (Baptist church at 7:30 p. m. Tues- Jrie topic wiU "Geth otrilldlic. i George M. Champman Woman's ' Relief Corps will meet at 1:30 p. m. ! Hukriede, president, will be in j charge. Nettie Ransford Chapter. O. E. S will insrall new officers Wednes T-TQi'QQ IrfniHIC A Aua lCa U1UUF3 Second Week of Art Salon J : : of i if , v f V kv I i j This picture. "Mr. Smith." paint- ed by Sister Esther of St. Mary of the Woods College, is among the 200 Hoosier Salon paintings now on display in the auditorium of the William H. Block Company. The exhibit is sponsored by the art department of the Woman's Department Club and members of several leading clubs of the city are assisting as hostesses for various days. The picture shown above was winner of the prize given by Peter C. Reilly, of Indianapolis, to the best work in any medium submitted to the Hoosier Salon by any instructor in a Catholic university, college or high school. More than 2,000 people attended in the first five days of the exhibit. Carl C. Graf, Brown County artist, gave gallery talks and Rhys Schmidt, interior decorator of the Block Company, talked on the art of creating a color scheme in keeping with a fine painting. For this week, Mrs, Paul T. Roch-ford. chairman of the art department, has announced members from the following clubs as hostesses : St. Margaret's Guild was in charge Monday with Mrs. Frederic Norris, president, and Mrs. Donald H. Carter, chairman. Others to assist are Mesdames R. C, Becherer, Edward Boleman, John Bray ton, Robert INDIANA AVENUE RESORTS RAIDED Police Open Campaign Against Mingling of Races in j Night Life j Operators of certain resorts in' Indiana avenue today surveyed re-J Tunis or Tunisia is likely to M suits of raids conducted by police much in the news in the days im- to "prevent social intermingling fmpdiately ahead. ' j American citizens to whom som races in night revelry. lin thf government are trying to sell Michael F. Momssey, chief of po- the Idea that we should "meddle lice who sponsored the raids, had in Europe under the delusion we ara warned the operators previously savin the world for "democracy" . again might be interested in these that white persons must not be per-! fact liule known but of impor mitted to patronize establisnmentsj catering particularly to colored persons. But the warnings obviously were ignored. Another possible motive for the raids was the allegation that bars had remained open after the legal closing limit, xnis, nowever, wasj we read re-believed secondary to the drive p e a t e d 1 y that against white-and-colored night France will not spots. : yield one inch of Among the places visited were I territory to Italy I (ho Riinwf Ttrropp HS7 Tnriinna a venue, where police smashed a; cation that Tu- mr. carter dice table with sledges, and or-nisia is French dered white customers to leave; the! territory and a legitimate possession Cotton Club. 244 West Vermont; of France. street, where Sea Ferguson, colored The first thing to remember in proprietor, was charged wit h vio-j trying to apply some sane thinking lating the 1935 beverage act. and 'to aU this mess in Europe is that another resort near the downtown even the French government does district, which was closed. jnot claim that legally Tunis is a With the operators of the resorts having considerable money invested in their establishments, it was considered likely they would heed the forcible warning of police henceforth and exclude all white customers. It was pointed out that trouble too frequently results from policies permitting both races in night clubs. Four colored persons were arrested after a brawl in Joe Mitchell's tavern at 408 Indiana avenue "vb"iU A class of more than fifty can- t e-H tva iM ' . " i mirty -secona degree Thursday : night. For four afternoon and nights the class members will witness ex- , i;fifi , rtw tua CiilliliLaLiuxi v-ii ut5itco uijwvi direction of Lewis F, Malcolm, thrice potent master of Adoniram Lodge of Perfection; Crawford H. Barker, sovereign prince of Saraiah Council, Princes of Jerusalem; Fermor S. Cannon, most wise master of the Indianapolis Chapter of Rose Croix, and William S. Kruger. commander-in-chief of the Indiana Consistory. Fred I. Willis, secretary, will supervise the activities of candidates and general convocation details. Harry A. Phil, dramatic director, will supervise ritualistic work. Candidates were directed to present credentials at 11 a. m. today. p FdtTlPri TOf laillCU AWX Burnett, LeRue Byron. Croel Con der, Harold Feightner, Evanson Earp, Merritt Fields, Rollin Gehrt, L. D. Grigbaum, Charles M. Hammond, William Henry Harrison, Ralph Lochry, Horace McClure, Preston McNurlen, R. A. Miller, Wilbur Patterson, Luther Shirley, Harry Stormont. Clara Stutz, Rus-sel Williams and Gayle Wolfe. On Tuesday the St. Vincent's Guild members will be hostesses. Hie Art Students' League with Mrs. Frank Dawson, chairman, and Mesdames J. P. Peeling. F. H. Sidman, W. P. Coler, A. Salmon, R. L. Dickson, C. C. Crippen, George Stern, and E. Clough will have charge Wednesday. Officers of the Irving-ton Union of Clubs with Mrs. John Paul Ragsdale, president, and Mesdames E. J. Hirschman, George M. Gahagan, Emily McAdams, Walter H. Montgomery, Louis W. Bruck, Layman D. Kingsbury, Robert G. Reed and James Zoercher have chosen Thursday as their day, and Friday is being sponsored by the Psj I Roosevelt. wouM fldopt policies Iota Xi Sorority with Mrs, Fred,;hiH ricif thi inevitnhiHtv of war Hill, president, and Mrs. Arthur T.!for Americans? tJrown. cnairman. inose assisting are Mesdames B. M. Webb, F. E. Hoover, W. Linton Atkinson. William I. Coons. Jr., - Robert Smith, Mai Pruitt, A. J. Krueger, Jr., George P. Ryan and Charles W. Cook, Jr., and Miss Jane Seward. B Boake Carter History Repeats. French in Tunis. Our Place Is OUT! tance. We de n o u n e Hitler's "protectorate" over Bohemia, Moravia end Slovakia as a ! wretched fraud which it is, of course. i with thr imnli- part of French territory ostensibly it is a French "protectorate." Franc controls the foreign relations, hai military occupation, runs the courts, finances and trade of the country. As an indication of how history repeats itself, time and again, and how most of us forget history, a word on how France obtained this protectorate might not be amiss. France took control of - Tunis in 1881. There were 700 Frenchmen in Tunis, compared to 11,000 Italians. The explanation was that there had been "border raids" from Tunis into Algeria the same explanation Mussolini gave to start wiping the floor with Ethiopia! Algeria, said the French, had to be defended and Tunisians taught to respect the French flag and French territory. To put across the deal, the French cabinet under M. Ferry resorted to open and clear-cut deception of the French parliament. He also de ceived deliberately the French pub- lie. j The cabinet declared it did no, seek any conquest nor desire any territory. As M. Ferry put it (I use ! hs exact words in addressing the French parliament) : "The French Republic has solemnly repudiated all notions of annexation, all ideas of conquest, in launching this expedition." When the French parliament had received these solemn and public assurances as to the limited and aboveboard character of the expedition, it voted the necessary credits for the troops. Then the cabinet forced a treaty on Tunis and explained that Tunis had become an "ally" of France! It might also be mentioned that at the time of the French invasion of Tunisia and the establishment of the so-called "protectorate," the Italian government grew so angry that it entered into the triple alliance with Germany and Austria-Hungary in 1882. It is even more interesting to b able to record that such a distinguished statesman and world war ally as Clemenceau bitterly attacked M. Ferrj' for his misrepresentation and his camouflaged policy of conquest. As a result of Clemenceau's attacks, Ferry had to resign. The "protectorate," however, continued under his successor, Gambetta, and is still in effect. A treaty of 1883 formally ratified the French "protectorate." History repeats in that, through the blundering of British and French diplomacy in the Ethiopian affair, Italy again grew so angry that she repeated what she did in 1882 flounced into the arms of Germany and formed the Rome-Berlin axis! We do not suggest that one wrong piled atop another wrong makes right. Hitler's "protectorate" over Moravia, Bohemia and Slovakia i.i thoroughly fraudulent. That France did the same thing years before in connection with Tunis does not justify Hitler's act in Czechoslovakia, But we do suggest most emphatically that there is nothing about "morality" or the "saving of democracy" in the whole affair in Europe today. We point out that France merely got in on the ground floor in Tunisia and, having gained possession, tries to kid the rest of the world especially Americans than those who would take Tunisia from her are brigands and scallywags for copying her! When we become enraged and the "world savers" publicists begin pounding that as Americans we are supine, cowardly and thick-headed because we don't rush madly over to Europe to avenge conquest camouflaged under the name of "protectorate," we might remember something about the French protectorate over Tunisia. The dispute about Tunisia Is the most dangerous problem in Europe today and more likely to provoke war than anything else that may occur on continental Europe. The question that America should remember is: Do we or do we not help one gang of thieves against another gang of thieves? The thieves that have the loot clothe themselves with the mantle of great morality and say: "Uncle Sam, save us! Saving us. you will be saving yourself." The thieves that want to steal the. loot from the other thieves denounce us as meddlers. We saved the first crop of thieves twenty years ago and made the world safe for a new set of thieves. We weep over the fate (conjured in our minds) of the ground-floor thieves, but that doesn't prevent them from stabbing us in the baclc in South America at Lima? Ira thoco the nnpc for U'hnm Copyright Ledger Syndicate The foregoing opinions art thos9 of the writer and are not necessarily those of The News. Editor' Note. ' -K ' ' li ill b Mill In' A mil nil

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