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Editorial Stubborn And Stupid -The Missouri Pacific railroad is getting up Mearn again. By the end of this week its trains should be running on schedule. The 5,000 em- .jjoyes who stayed away from work for more j* al > seven weeks are going hack to their jobs Today. So are the 20,000 others who lost their ijobs temporarily as the result.,of the walkout. The strike hns ended because management and union leaders finally sat down around a table and sweated out agreement on all but 63 of the 283 interpretations of working rules and left the others for outside arbitration. This matter of rule interpretation was the sole cause of the strike. The procedure used in adjusting the difference wns the only possible one. The fact both sides have kept secret the decisions arrived at indicates neither one gained any advantage. But why it was necessary to suspend the operation of a major railroad for almost two months before the obvious and inevitable was accepted is something neither party lias had the nerve to try to explain. The Missouri Pacific strike can be recorded only as an utterly needless affair, devoid of accomplishment. It resulted from a shocking -amount of stubborncss, stunidity. and selfishness on the part of both railroad management and labor union leaders. Twentieth Anniversary This week marks an anniversary which, in some ways, is more important than that of Pearl Harbor. It was 20 years ago that the great stock market crash took place. That, crash is generally credited with causing the great depression which, in turn, brought, about the bloodless revolution that converted this country into a welfare state. , There is no need for any brooding during Hie 'anniversary period. The people of this country could not go on another speculative binge of that sort if they wanted to. The issuance of stocks is now too well regulated. The margin requirements are so high that speculation has almost been eliminated and prevailing taxes are eliminating more of it every day. "•• But to say there never can be another stock jnarket crash, in the '29 sense, is not to say "there never can he another depression. That de- gression of IS years ago was not caused by Jhc bottom dropping out of the prices of stocks, •it was only dramatized by that. The great depression was the consequence of .the world economic dislocation resulting from T.'orld War 3. This country heightened the effect, so far as it was concerned, by the failure of "its political, business, and industrial leaders to appreciate the United States had become a creditor nation and that it is necessary to import if exports are to be maintained. The anniversary of the. stock market crash can safely be ignored in 1M9, but it is wise to remember Hie world economic dislocation resulting from the most recent war was infinitely greater than that caused by the one before. The Price Of Smugness Since the war, in the field of long range commercial aviation, American planes have been world standard. No other naMon has produced anything to compare with the Constellation, the DC-6, and, more recently, the Boeing Strato- cruiser. The planes this country has produced have been so superior that, at whatever cost to national pride, the state-subsidized lines of other lands have been forced to buy and use them in competitive self-protection. America has, not unnaturally, felt a smug satisfaction in this situation. It is now on the verge of paying the usual price of smugness. Lying back on one's laurels is an expensive luxury. The British are now test-flying the first commercial jet plane. It carries 36 passengers at a speed of 450 miles an hour, as it demonstrated Monday in a flight of 1,500 miles from London to Tripoli. That is better than 100 miles an hour beyond the best American commercial planes have to offer. It will be at least three years before the "Comet," as the British jet plane is called, is in general use on the Atlantic run. But it must be remembered that at least three years of work have been required to bring the "Comet" to its present development. Since American manufacturers are yet to start out in this field, the Brittish, all of a sudden, instead of lagging woefully behind, have demonstrated themselves at least three years ahead. But American plane manufacturers and American airlines are not to be blamed for this stagnation. The cost of research and pioneering in aviation is beyond even them. In this country, in England, or anywhere else, government subsidies are necessary for progress of this sort. Our government has spent great sums in the development of jet planes fpr purely military use and the results fully have justified the expenditures. But the fastest possible passenger and freight carrying planes have even greater uses in times of war than in those, of peace. X0ETA.L B THE EXERCISE I WANT JUST ,WRESTUNfi INTO HE MOST BE AN OLD IF HE PUT US AN/ CLOSER WED LOCK JOINT A ALL MVSWRTJTHIS^ MVSUIT iSLIKELIVIN© WITH VOUR WIFE'S FOLKS IN UUNDRVBAS MORON WHO ASSI6NS THE LOCKERS AT THE MUSCLE FOUNDRY TO ALSX ARMSTROM6, WAKK/N&TON AFTS., BALT/MORC18, MARyLA After All -by ELM Weather Changing But No Use To Worry Too Much Might as well discuss the weather toaay. A recent magazine article said weathermen have seen indications that the weather is changing and whether for bad or worse depends upon whether you like cold weather or hot weather. No kidding about it — the weather has been acting up in the past two or three years. Hurricanes have been stronger. Winter has been more se- ; vere in some sections. Summer ihas been hotter and dryer in (many areas. Scientists have found glaciers shrinking faster than their average norm. ELM One thing certain, I hope, ia that the changes will be slow enough that the full effect will not be felt for a hundred years or more. I'll not be around then and the reason T hope for this delay is that cleaning the ordinary snow off the sidewalk in front of the house is had enough, in winter without waking up some day and finding a glacier moving around. That would be providing the weather was growing colder in these parts. Furthermore I hope there's no radical change for 50 years or more as to the amount of rainfall here in the home town. Perhaps it was just enough this summer but as far as I am concerned rain means a growing season and a growing season means rapidly developing grass and rapidly developing grass means too much cutting — and that's where 1 come in. We -midwesterners who are accustomed to hot summers and cold winters have undoubtedly talked v.-ith friends who claim they live in almost perfect parts of the country—always just right, say these folks, who usually come from California or Florida. Yet, we know they're lying through the teeth. How about that ice storm in Los Angeles last winter and how about those strong winds in Florida 1 Those things come unexpectedly and are hard on the folks. I'll take the midwest where we are fairly rcrtain that July 4 will be hot as heck and that January will find us floundering to work through snow drifts. After that, that might be called perfect weather. We know what will happen to within a few degrees of temperature. I Too, there are some folks who like a year around even temperature — not varying over 20 degrees. Few of us midwestern"rs would like that. Too monotonous — and yet we boast of our beautiful autumns when everything is just right, at least most of the time. And the longer the grand autumn lasts the better we like it. Maybe we're freaky — just like the weather. Pearson Southwest Breezes Tularte is the latest to break off relations with Notre Dame. When and if all colleges follow suR the South Bend school should be able to peddle players, veterans and rookies, to good advantage. Blame The Brass If the army-navy game this year proves to be a little rougher and tougher than in previous 'years the present inter-service brawl can be blamed, There ate times when Kansas is a bit cold for us and for that reason we shall not join the new Alaskan gold strike. : Hutchinson Safe? One recent cause for worry has been partly erased by the U. S. surgeon general's office stating a person four miles from an atom explosion is fairly safe. Wichita, with its plane plants, might be an objective of an atom-bearing plane. Two items of food which seem highly popular -would not be missed were we never to have served again. They are cornbread and **& At « §«juel to the.movie "Father was a Full- ,*«tiack" how about one titled "Mother was a Lady — Wrestler," Lurene Tuttle Gene Handsaker: Liirene Tutie Prohabty Most-Heard Woman In U. S. Hollywood— Lurene Tuttle, an energetic, blue- eyed redhead, is quite possibly the most-heard woman in America. Riding wild burros as a kid gave her the stamina, she thinks, to bei ••adio's Rock of Gibraltar today. That's what produceis call her, meaning she gives an unfailing performance in any kind of role. On Sundays she is Sam Spade's adoring secretary, Effie. The same day, on the Red Skellon show, she is Junior's (Red's) exasperated mother, Willie Lumplump's mean wife, and Clem Kadiddiehopper's hayseed sweetheart, Daisy June. Then she dashes to the Ozzie and Harriet broadcast to play Harriet's mother. On Tuesdays she is Janie of "Me and Janie", then hurries to the University of Southern California to teach one of her two weekly classes there in radio acting. Thursdays she plays dramatic parts on the James Hilton program. In between times she is heard by transcription on the Doctor Kildare program with Lew Ayres and Lionel Barrymore and the Maisie broadcast with Ann Sothern. Lurene has been on t h e i opening broadcasts of more successful series, probably, than any other performer. Among them are Suspense, Sam Spade, James Hilton's show, the Screen Guild program, and the Whistler. Lurene was born on a farm at Pleasant Lake, i near Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Her father was a rail- : road station agent, and when she was eight the j family moved to an end-of-the-line town called i Johannesburg on Southern California's Mojave I Desert. "I rode wild burros," Lurene recalls, j ''That's how I can do so many shows now." j Drew Pearson: Political Pull Sores Many An Income Tax Dodger Washington — President Truman's warning that there must be a tax increase recalls the fact that bureau of internal revenue experts estimate they could collect. close to a billion dollars more annually without increasing taxes — if they had better income-tax enforcement. T-vo yoars ago i'ne 80th congress chopped off a huge army of income-tax examine!-?, a group of hard-working, underpaid public servants who have the unpleasant but necessary job of checking on people's income taxes. On top of this has developed another tax-payment deterrent — namely, delays and wire-pulling in the prosecution of tax frauds. When the average taxpayer sees certain big shots getting away with spectacular tax vir>. lations, naturally he figures he Is entitled to do the same. This is not the fault of the treasury tax examiners nor the prosecution officer:; of the justice department, most of whom arc d'.ligcni public servants. But \vhen tax frauds arr sent to U S. district attorneys for criminal prosecution, interminable delays sometimes develop. Some dis- ! trict attorneys just do not wan'- to pruserute I Sometimes local politics are involved, and s:nrn V. S. district attorneys are app mted under a political spoils system on the recommendation of local senators and congressmen, they are sometimes mere inclined to take orders from congressmen rather than from the justice department. But whatever the reasons, here are some tax- fraud cases which have beer, delayed or sidetracked between the justice department and the district attorneys in the field. In sc-n-.e cases no politics may be involved: but in any case the effect en the rest of the tax-paying public is bad. Just outside Washington, D. C., the T-men found that the sheriiff of Prr.re Georges county, Md., Ear! Sheriff, had collected about $«,ouf from gamblers during four years though he reported a total income of rnlv $8.400. But when the justice department sent this case to U. S. i Attorney Bernard Flynn in R-ilUrr.ore, he sent j it back'with advice that it was a difficult case i to prosecute. A»Rin out in Kansas City. Has, the T-men :auRht an eminent doctor, Herbert Hcssler, fail- in" to resort as income 1.000 MPS received from p;i;:cnts "during three years. I'i'.e justice department sent the case to U. S. Attorney Lester Luther in Topeka for criminal prosecution. Luther wrote, back that HP did not want to i prosr-ciite, because Dr. Hcssler was too prominent in the community. The justice department instructed him to proceed anyway, however, and he is now doing so. Another significant case, reported in this column as early as 1943, was that of Mrs. Eleanor Patenotre and her son over concealed profits made from the sale of the Philadelphia Inquirer, whereby the Patenotres paid a tax of oniy 31,567 in 'J.'.2<i when they should have pai'l around .^CO.OOO. The Patcnotres were finally indicted in Augi:st 1918. Hov.-cver. the significant fact is that the. jus- lire department hart all its information available in 19-15. Thanks to Patenotre's ability to hire 'me of tho shre-.vdcst tax attorneys in Wash- inr r '.on, El!~',vovth Alvnrd. no indictment was brought until JOiS. Even after the indictment, however, another year dragged by, with much legal haggling over a compromise. Finally it was arranged that Madame Fatenotro would plead guilty and pay a §2.000// /) < i^h !!< i 'M" r "on' if she didn't have to TO to J rMl. Most folks, of cotirse, can't afford top lawyers or such big cash settlements. looki ng Backward: Twenty-Five. Vears Ago In 1924 J'liotofjrapliers of southwestern Kansas here to talk shop and get their pictures taken. Mr. and Mrs. UnRdie lltrarilhlce motored to Wichita to visit friends. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Flnkdsir-ln and daughter, Marie, went to Lawrence to visit friends. Reno county Dulry and J'nultry show all set for big opening tomorrow morning. Trinity MelhoUlsU pledge 571,000 during first day of campaign to raise $100,000 for new edifice. Another country school broken into and the only item found missing WHS a victrola. Sheriff JCBSO Langford wondering what the thieves aro doing with so many music machines as this is the fifth such loss in a month. Rock Island and the Santa Fe running double section passenger trains carrying people to the west coast to spend the winter. Mr. and Mrs. Emi'ry Col son are In Adrian, Mo,, to be with Mrs, Colson's father who is seriously ill. this and that b x i- P- k Tnie confession note received yesterday along with a check for a subscription renewal: 'Sorry! As this is all my fault. My s husband told me to send you a check when he left the last of last week — And of course he came home yesterday — the first day there was no paper. I'll never forget again." The first name signed to the note was, believe it or not, Faith. Believe It or not, also, we have it on a reliable fifth-hand report that whenever one of the big mail order houses wants to know how much business it will have to handle any day, it weighs the morning mail and, through its experience formula, can translate the pounds into dollars within three percent of perfect every lime. For variety some season the duck hunters should shoot their friends and talk the ducks, to death. Love conquers all. Ail, that is, except persons who are married. In proof, one day last week in Wichita there were twice as many divorce suits filed as there were wedding licenses issued. o further evidence of what might be termed the "sissyization" of football has been furnished this fall in the number of games that have been postponed because of rain or muddy grounds. Time was when they no more would think of putting off a game because of the weather than they would a dog fight. Returns from the first five days of the Colorado hunting soason are 8,612 deer. 1,087 telephone pole insulators, 95 cows, 109 horses, and four hunter?. The four widows involved in one way are lucky. They won't have to face antlers mounted over their mantlepieces. What one bystander might have whispered to another during certain stages of the congressional examination of the military brass was that famous old battlefield saying, "Don't jeer, boys, the poor devils are lying." SUH the steel and coal strikes drag on. Apparently only some soft of government intervention can bring; them to an end. Such intervention, however, is not to be anticipated until there are more votes to be won than lost in intervening. Ernest Dewey: Rnnrk Treats American Scene With A Fine Hand In these twitching times practically nobody is unfamiliar with the strenuous, rip-roaring prose of Robert C. Ruark. His newest collection of \vil;i!y woivierfu! people ar.-i outrageous com- i mer.tary is entitled "Or.e for The Road." (Doubleday i. From hi; dedication to Rorky Riley. ex-spar's editor 0:1 The Washington Daily Xc-'.vs (Ernie Pyie. inanngin; j editor) who had « 'ow opinion of people vvhn cmn- ir:;!te.i books, all the -.v.iy to the back page this thing is a Ruarky road to yock;.. It onens on a somberly serious sut/jecl, "How to Vulcanize a Snake" and progresses through the Lana Turner wedding, the ruse of Texas, Mae West and Dr. KU;scy. the retirement of striptease queens to write books an:s raise dogs, beautifying American incn. women and f.ndmg things in modern iccbr,.-.e.«. farming, G. B. Shaw and One World. One Worm. Here Is some of the most important drive! ever v.-ritlen about the nvre hilariously deplorable aspects of th» American scenp th;it huljty- brows and profe.-Jional worriers have forgotten to get upset about. If you are looking for a book that ;s significant, momentous. " crucial confrontation of the problems of the t::r,c---ffri:ct it nncj read this; a rare and racy c Heien ' Miss Pettinger's \tere." hy nornthy Krskine (Creative Age) f z:;.y portrait <>{ the ' ' ales and eccentrics of r i'i\ctteviile," a fict tious t r fall of not-EO-fictitious r r IP The novel sketches the •afters which impinge upon the life and daydreams ot the decrenit Mir* Pet- tingcr, a potty old fiirl full of vain and sexy imagin- mps She fondly hopes her niece, Heien, may achieve \it<nct denied to her. Rut is 'in iron-hipped feronle of conservative instincts whose only concession to color and excitement is to poison her husband. Miss Erskine is a lover of lovely words and has n fascinating nonch.inl- for porting people, layer by layer, and then letting thorn stand around shivering in their naked neuroses. When she has finished, she has peeled a whole community—and you wouldn't want to live there. The "serious" author who essays a venture into low comedy usually comes a mighty cropper. The result more often is a pain than a panic. When Anne Fisher' gathered her material for "Cathedral In The Sun," a beautiful and moving story of the old Carmel mission, she elected to leave out a whole corps of rather improper characters she had discovered or drcarned-up in process of that book. "It's A Wise Child," £ (Bobbs-Merrill), brings j them forth—and n lusty , lot they arc, naively nat- ' ura! and bright with a qentle. earthy humor. They move emotionally and excitably about the decaying old town of Monterey, in Alia California. The novel has a bright sense of sun in both weather and disposition. Troya, a Mexican waif, dies in childbed in an abandoned convent which has been turned into a cowbarn. TO Father Casanova's plea for adoption of the fatherless infant only two women respond. They arc Tomasina, an Indian woman with too much family already, and Con- chila, a sexually sociable child of merry nature. With misgivings and insistence on reform, the priest awards the girl-child to Conchita, who raises Troya's baby all the way to proper womanhood nnd marriage by methods which combine pure inspiration, blackmail, ingenuity and ingenuousness. (Hear Ernest Dcwey '» "Radio Bookcast" every Wednesday at 7 p.m. over KIMV-FM.) Spctdometer • • Service D. C. POTTER 117 N. Washington Phone 6880 Sawyer Agency Ed Sawyer 401 Amcr. Natl. Ph. 2526 PROPERTY INSURANCE CARBURETOR SPECIALISTS FLOYD ABBOTT AUTO CLINIC 200 N. Washington Ph. 24 Page 4 The Hutchinson Newt-Herald Wednesday, October 26, 1949 Careful attention to every detail of the work—thorough experience, modern equipment—our Rug Cleaning Service is dependably excellent! Hutchinson Rug Cleaning Co. 604 W. First Tel. 263 Fog Spraying Provides Effective Insect Control for 1. Cities and Towns 2. Industrial Building:* 3. Homes 4. Warehouses 5. Baknries 6. Private Ground* Free Estimates—Phone Today Midwest Chemical Co: 307 North Main Phone 6264 DID YOU MISS? Our Show Yesterday? Come In Tomorrow and See It! At REA, 28 East Sherman Pat & Mack Furniture Co. 105 South Main Phone 120 GET YOUR OFFICIAL ENTRY BLANK for CROSLEY'S 2 MILLION DOLLAR GIVEAWAY CONTEST SEE THE 1950 SHELVADOR FARM & HOME ELECTRIC CO. 31 Bstt Sherman Plwne 1102 CALL 827 THE WHITE AMBULANCE ELLIOTT & GARD MORTUARY Your MONTHLY Period? Do rem«le Junctions! monthly ailments maie you Jeel K> nervous, strangely restk'Sfi. eo t#na« anri weak B few days Just before your period? Tb«n »tArt taking Lydlit K. Pinicliiun'i Vegetable Compound to relieve such symptom*! It has >ueh a soothtni?, comlurtir.g antlspatinodio cilcot on one of woman's most Impo'- tnnt oriyonJ!, working through tha sympathetic nervous system. Plnkham'* Compound does mofi than relieve monthly puln. It ulco relieves pre-porlod ntr- VOUB IrritHtatnty. tense emotion* —of thin nature. Re(ful»r UM of this grf-ftt medicine ho!p« b»U!d up resUtanea ugalnst inch femal* dlstrcsi. Truly t/i« woman's Irirnd! % .NO Till Or rou m»y preftr l.,.ll> F,, Pinlh.m'. TABLETS with RtjiUd Iran. LYDIA E> PINKHAM>S V«K* tabl « Compound ! r- r-.--.it "-r; _„..: :~"^.- -•--- "i^ How much does the telephone company earn in Kansas? 3 per cent[xj? Last year the telephone com- T -«»- rpnt I 17 pany earned nothing—in fact " |—j it lost money on intrastate 10 p6f CGIlt I I? operations in Kansas. « a * r"*l« „ 18 per cent M? Even with the rate increase ' I ~- J of last January the telephone company is earning less than 3 per cent on its plant investment. This is far below what most other businesses are earning. It is below the worst depression level, and it is completely inadequate to attract the investment dollars needed to give Kansas an improving and expanding telephone service. That's why we need new telephone rates. lOVTHWiSTiKM Bill mfPHONf CO.

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