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FPiW . EVENING . TIMES, CUMBEULANU. MD, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, Utal.PA-^600 for . WANT AU EYeiiing& Sunday Timei DUI PA :-«MO , r«W b> Cinm«! oolj J6ci Evening limn . pei ftfilj Sundu rim*« *6« P« ««*»i >1>, IOC HI «f> £•-" Mall Subscription Ratei Evening Ttm« , Sf = i«, w. Jrt ind 4th P«UI *»«• Sl£ ilonuV - t?.»SI» Montis . 114.00 0»» »«• & A -V»" rMo'^r 0 '' 1 .'^ »• %"us!b.rripiioii.R.t«SunSij run.i om 5 Ui. ad, 3rd .nfl lit Port"! ZJM" I Moolli - M.OO Sl» «MU» M-00 0».»«4« •i-. Slh S*. IU. «n«l KUl I"""" »»' .»;&• Montb - «J.«u Sta MonlM - S7.lt Oa« '««« jS^EwnUn'TimM-MK) Sund.j-nme. ui<ra»~» 'ifrtwSlTilll' 0 'wrST'ltal1"^ <? - •dwrtlwment Ifl uhlch the typofripBlctl mrrm ttcuri. trrnn mint be reported it ntxt. Wednesday Afternoon, October 12,1955 OUR COUNW Tht union b» ktarll, <kf WII'MI of lamlt and Ikt F/oj of bur UnfM »««».—««"'» JVew; Merchant SJtips ' ^AMERICA'S' merchant marine is- not one-of such size as to 'draw gasps of admiration around the globe.' For a long time ; it has been one of, those odd para- doxes that'ships flying .the; flag ofnhis - great nation have had to struggle to com-, pete'.on the world's;sea lanes: This cpun- try*?- wage levels' : reflect- themselves in •: both' -ttie' building ana;.(he-Operating;of'. '-vessels. The costs too often'price,us out ! of the market. The!condition-is chronic. -' ButMh'ere';are:still devoted-men;who re-; fuse : .t6-giye iip, arid keep! fighting for the day£wheri ; the United States-will have' a merchant marine of a size/and. conse-- ' qiience that will make the nation proud. Shortly we will see the first fruit of some of this determination. The SS President Jackson, first, of-a fleet of 20,new ships of the American President Lines, will : sail on its, maiden voyage around the ; world;-';,:' '••'• . .-'. .. •.-•'; _ - '.; ..:'•• . THE PRESIDENT Jackson is a cargo ship, part of.the line's.ZOO-million-dollar replacement program designed to help improve' America's competitive position- over- the riext 10 years. To achieve that end, the company is planning to introduce the largest and fastest cargo vessels, ever seen in world ocean transport. And - U. S. shipbuilders, .practiced veterans of two centuries at,their- trade, are making fresh efforts to show thatithey can.match their foreign rivals. Three others in the new series, the President Hayes, President Adams and President Coolidge, will come into American President's service in late 1955 and early; 19561 ' THE NEW CRAFT will be unique in several respects, not'the. least .the fact that though-cargo carriers they will offer -some modern, de luxe-passenger accommodations. As;-.for :'.carj}Q handling,; each vessel-will befitted'with special pumping equipment to' alloweffjclent management of bulk, liquid, car^pes,-, with 1 up-tq-dale • refrigeration controls : for both freezing , and chilling, anH'the-most' advanced loading and unloading. tapUUies, There will of • course be no sudden rush to use Amen-, can bottoms*fof '•world-commerce. But when shippers an.Uie.gr,eat ports-of the- Pacific and Atlantic see what these ships . have to offer; they rnay'take new interest' in American merchant transport. Voting Balances Shift - HABITS of thinking as well as doing can exert a tight hold on men long past .their usefulness. Traditionally the farmer has bulked large in the calculations of the American politician. For the farmer was both numerous and powerful. He is still a great force in our politics, but he is no longer relatively so great in numbers. When the late Franklin D: Roosevelt was running for office, one in every six voters •was a farmer. Today, that ratio has widened out to one in every eight. And the •trend is continuing that way. Fortune Magazine notes in-its newest issue that there are now more clerical workers in A ".erica than farmers. Sooner or later, .politicians are likely to adjust to these figures. Inevitably, the farmer's power.at ' the polls seems destined to decline, though .effective organization .may .keep ' it at surprising levels for a long time. The forces that shape this country—and its' elections—never stand still. The .politician worth his salt will keep a sharp eye on exactly who it is.that is doing the vot-: ing these days. He who does not : may find himself appealing to voters,who do not exist in the numbers he imagines. : ; Shrinking The World IT.- SEEMS LIKE only yesterday that we used'to read those" magazine pieces predicting a fantastic future when people would fly the ocean overnight to Europe and airports would echo with the call of distant place names: "London . . . Paris ... Frankfurt. . .Rome . . . Cairo." Now these things are not merely commonplace, . they, are becoming staggering in their proportions. Worldwide air traffic today is 36 limes the volume of prewar days. The governments and airlines of 60 lands have.built a.global air transport system embracing 3500 cities on every continent. Airlines span every ocean and, even fly polar routes.' This has;not,occurred by accident, though' obviously ay i a t i on growth in the postwar era was inevitable. The/plane manufacturers and the airlines, .especially those in America, have,been imaginative .and, enterprising in pioneer- .ing new aircraft/new techniques of flying, and innovations designed to lure large numbers of people of moderate income , Into the iise of air • transport. What has happened thus far is remarkable, enough. But with faster planes and even more, devices in .sight for spreading the burden of payment, the years just ahead may be still more spectacular. FROST eers OOT HIS BMNT Box /wo- ALL-MS Li-rrt-e DRlFTTfJ& SARTH To Whitney Bof ton Looking Sideways NEW YORK-Arthur Miller Is a playwright Almost everybody knows that: He can evoke images from the downtrodden, power from the simplest lives, and when at his best, amounts to a dramatic force of singular ferocity. Two one-act plays of his opened on Broadway, recently tinder the collective title, "A. View;from the Bridge The offering received mixed critical notes. This reporter was one who' liked . the evening. X reader from Metii- chen. New Jersey, evidently did . hot. Let the reader speak for him'-. self, because some of. what he writes: in a letter is beyond debate ••and-some invites.debate.. : -. Thomas L. Stokes ,^__ ,-,•-•- T)f*m(l<l, J/CIIlUft WASHINGTON— Democratic party leaders already are laying plans ,to make Iheir 1956 convention a Democralic party, affair—in deed and word. They want no repetition of the spectacle of 1952,. with delegales coming in'apparently* In good-faith/ 'laking part,-...being;-accepted as. loyal to the .parly and Iheri, weeks later, up and deserling Ihe party, joining Ihe Republican parly, and working actively for Republican candidates for President 'and Vice . President.". . ' ' — : That, 'you recall, was what happened iri the case of Ihree Southern Democratic Governors, Allen ;Shiv- 'ers of Texas, James-F. Byrnes of South 'Carolina and Robert F. . Kennpn of' Louisiana. All subsequently bolted and worked for Gen- 'eral Eisenhower, though only one of their stales went for him, which , was Texas,- • ' .' "I AM A college graduate and a laborer, 1 ' He'writes.."!'ani a labor-' ei 1 by choice. I am an architect. My degree says so. lean design a • skyscraper fit to light up the. Heavens or a tool shed ot ihcbm- . parable efficiency. But I -am working on a construclion gang because it is my cohviclior lhal no man can,--; .design anylhing for 'anyone .until he has worked with his;-. hands out In the field and learned the human ; element, lhat goes into;;.the cori-. Etruclion of whal he'designs.:, - ./' - "t think, for .example, -that -a' 'sculptor should also know'what, it-, is to be-.a mblder. Unless I know- what the man .who digs Ihe ditches. for the pipes';ami:the man who snips the tin..and- hammers .the , :nnils'.is about,-1.can desigh'my fool head off and still.nol know exactly what I am.doing. : Which brings"me; to Aflhur Miller. '-*\i:-,'':•';>• lonventioii •IT. IS A TEXAN, incidentally, whoi is counted upon most heavily lo pul over Ihe idea of "a Demo- cralic convenlion for Democrats." .Thai-is Speaker of Ihe House Sam Kayburn, Ihe. grand old man of the Democralic - party. who has. •the affection,-devotion andirespcct- of leaders and .rank .and file. Heis expected to be named permanent chairman 'of 'thd n956 convention, which .was-his. role in Ihe 1952 convention, .anc^sro will direct its deliberation's.' •'•'''•' "Mr. • Sam-,"- 'it 'is -learned, already has approved a plan for sub-, mission of a proposed rule at the outset of the 1956 convenlion when rules are considered under which delegales would subscribe lo sup- porl Ihe nominees of Ihe convention. The, purpose is similar to what, in the heal and passion of. the . 1952 convenlion, came lo be called a "loyally, oalri," though it will be nothing more than;an agreement by delegates lo follow.through for the nominees selected by their convention. . ..••-. 'Thai would ordinarily be taken for granted in mosl any body—except a Democralic , convenlion. Speaker Rayburn and. olliers learned, al the. last convention thai il could not be laken for granted. ANY SHARP or prolonged controversy, it is believed, .can be avoided iri Hie 1955 convention by. . Ihe precaution of working the whole matter out well in advance, ahead of Ihe convenlion, and taking il 'up in the regular order, at the be•ginning of the convention when rules are-considered. In 1952 the so-called "loyally oath" issued was injected later and it got out of hand through lack of coordination among the leaders and look on Ihe nalure of a puni- tlve measure. There, would be nblhing of that sort in Ihe new scheme. ,: This time everything will/be or : . ganized. carefully .'.under .direction of ; the influential .'.'and- powerful. Speaker of the House. This lype of commilmenl for delegates to the 1956 convention al- .ready has Ihe approval of those who are directing Ihe renomina'lion campaign for Adlai Stevenson. These include the former chairman of the Democratic National. Commitlee, Stephen A.. Mitchell, 1952 Stevenson campaign manager. He retired as National Democratic Chairman several months ago to help direct the 1956 Stevenson-for. President campaign. : . ^'.' The new move to prevent, slrays- and mavericks after Ihe. Convention . finds circumstances much more .•favorable than even .a few months ago.' : ; ; ' ;'.-, I,:".-. ;. •' : -..•;- " •';•;': .YThe . elimination of: President 'jEiscnhower as the '1956 Republican candidate "leave's the' .forces : of Southern rebellion, now symbolized chiefly in Governor -Shiver's of Texas,-without the popular refuge they, had in .1952. Now, in effect, they have nowhere - to. go. They have no alternative. ."JIMMI'E" Byrnes is no longer .Governor of South Carolina.'Cover-.' nor Kennbn's term ends in May. . As for Governor' Shivers', It." Is also part of the plan of Speaker Rayburn, as previously revealed here, to try in the next few months . to dislodge him from control. of the. party in Texas so that he will be unable to- control -the. Texas delegation to the 1956 national convention.- ' • . . This will be a'slow and-steady- process of seeking at the .coupty level;-,county by county,-'the. elec-. lion of "delegales to .the state' Pemo- cralic* convenlion next yeaf-wKo .wiil--sfahd .with Speaker Kayburn , and the regular Texas Democrats against the revouiters led by Governor Shivers. If the Governor .is, himself, elected a delegale, he naturally would be accepled and admilled lo .-Ihe convenlion if he agreed lo' -support ils nominee. Thai would be mucli lo his dislaste if the nominee for President.were Adlai Stevenson, at leasl lo judge by whal Ihe Governor has said publicly aboul the 1952 candidate. (United Feature Syndicate, Inc.) ' Douglas Larsen Adams Is Solid, Devoted Chief Of Staff WASHINGTON —(NEA)— When President Eisenhower decided to select a man to run the White House staff he knew exactly what qualities, were needed for the job. Ike learned about being a good, chief of staff from General MacArthur when they were togelhcr in - the Philippines from 1935 to 1940. Ike knew his staff chief must understand lop-level polilics, but, when necessary, be • able lo play petty politics. He must be diplo- 'malic and curt al Ihe proper times. .He must'be an'intelligent, tireless worker. -He must be sensilive enough lo understand Ihe boss' philosophy and moo'ds. yel have a lough enough hide io withstand personal criticism, because no one loves'a chief of staff. Above all he must be so obviously loyal lhat the boss never has. lo fear for a momenl that his best interests aren't being served. During the difficult months of his campaign Ike recognized all of. these qualities in. Sherman Adams, the lean, frosty efficient governor of New Hampshire, who quickly established "himself as. the. key staff man of the Eisenhower entourage. . . . . •'; .SINCE/ADAMS has been. Ike's presidential assislant he has com. plelely juslified Ihe President's early opinion of. him. And ^the smoolh, efficient way., of Adams has laken over in Denver since Ike's attack is further proof of his value in the job. Not in recenl hislory has a Pres- Idenl created such a job as While House chief of slaff for Ihe handling, sorting and direction of the Chief Executive's chores. -It's a military management device which has shown its advantages in Ihe presenl crisis. .As was irievilable in his unique job Adams has made enemies in the Republican parly and has been Ihe targel of Democratic criticism. His foes claim lie made himself a kind of White" House diclator before Ike's attack and thai there is danger in Ihe - Iremendous power he now wields. ' ; - But no one has ever charged Adams with disloyally lo Ihe President. And -therein lies Adams' basic claim to his; present great authority. '' .' , THE COOL, deft handling of Ihe whole, explosive McGarlhy affair by Ike was in large parl based on help and advice from Adams. Yel : when il was fell necessary to slap down Harry P. Cain, a member of the Subversive Activities Control Board, for his criticism of Uncle Sam's security .program,. Adams did il promptly, and in blistering lerms. ... .'.-.'. . Most of" the-reports'on Adams feature his cold, curt handling of History From The Times Files TEN YEARS AGO October 12, IMS W. Boyd Colcman elected to executive board of Local 1874,. Textile Workers Union. J. Louis -Wolford Post 1, Amvcts, air plans for occupying downtown quarters as home. .'• Centenary Methodist; Church or- ganiies brotherhood grpup. TWENTY YEARS AGO ' " : .--.,' October 12, Mi .'.. .' • Dayton Simmons, Rawllngs, and .Allison Flannigan, Klondyke, killed instintly in hit-run incident at McCoole. •'•'!.-. Wilbur Stevenson, 25, of Frostburg, seriously injured In M foot fall from tree. James If, Fisher, Yale Street, killed when hit by car in Ridgeley. THIRTY YEARS AGO . . October 12..1925 Hope Carlcton elected president of .Western'Maryland Hospital. Two hours of artificial respiration required to revive Misses- Nel ; lie and Margaret McKenzie, 'who were overcome by. gas fumes at home, 16 North Lee Street. ' ,i; • Charles Hazclhurst elected commander of Fort Cumberland Post 13, American Legion. ... , FORTY .YEARS AGO ••'•'•; ':'••• October », 111! . . • Campaign for 1,000 new members «t Central YHCA ends with quota exceeded.' • John A. Anderson elected prcsi- . dent of St, Luke's Brotherhood. Death of William Blaul, 48, -city..';•- '.'.-..- -.' .," people generally. And he's obviously not the fun-loving, jovial type who enjoys meeting people. But he has done an adroit, dip- .lomatic job .of keeping harmony among members of the White House slaff, assigning jobs and •keeping Ihe work flowing smoolh- ly. This has required working closely wilh such individualistic, .outstanding personalities as movie actor Robert Montgomery, who has coached Ike's TV performances, former Senator . from Nebraska Fred Seaton and harassed press secretary Jim Hagerly. •-... WITH a personal distaste for some of the sordid details of politics such as handing out patronage Ike has turned- almost all of this traditionally important function of the Presidency over to Adams. In the handling of it Adams has hurl, .plenty of feelings. But insiders say he has .done a good, diplomatic job'nevertheless. .It turned out that (here .weren't nearly as many political plums to pass out as the GOP expected be• fore the election.. ...'.. .-;; . Adams has' bepn mosl ruthless and undiplomatic in brushing off. those congressmen,-politician!) and- .others whom he has not, felt were of immediate,' significant importance to the President. ;' • - ^ . But in doing Ihis Adams has unselfishly cut his own throat politically; as far as any ambitions he might have had in this way for the future. •' '- . ., : - -'• A.further demonstralipn of un : selfish devolion is his heavy work schedule. He has always been the first to arrive in the morning and the last to leave. Working, weekends is standard routine for him.' So They Say , NATO is not a sports .organization. It was not-created for preparing sports competitions; nor for . playing fotball. It is; known that (Gen. Alfred', M.) Gnienthcr has 'never been on the list of football team coaches. 1 Everybody knows him as a 'general who trains- for > wari- •'' >.'-: : ' :i .- • • . .-.- : '••" '. —Russia's Nlklta Khrushchev comments on the 'North Atlantic • Treaty Organization. ; "T"'AM IN AN especial position for ; Mr. Miller:.-I am while^collar, by education- and destined to have'-, executive .responsibilities.- I also am'labor in the lowest and least-paid degree. •: : ' "•-'..'" .-"I think'Mr. JMiller/'for'all- his facility., with, words, .stacks;'his .deck'.'His^bosses are always rats. His laborers are.always saints. It . isn't that easy and it is lhoroughly ; dishonest, because not .all bosses' are rats and many laborers are a long, chalk from being .saints. I cite you the young boss in • "Death of a Salesman," and 1 cite you the: boss in "A Memory of Two Mon-' day Mornings." Arrogant, hearl- ,less, bloodless, -unfeeling. rats. . -. "AND THEN:Mr. Miller turns' his own .bleeding", heart jntp con- templaliori of the 'submarines,'. in 'A View from Ihe Bridge.' They are nature'i gentlemen, noble ef spirit, proud of heart, decent, clean, ambitious, compassionate "What is a 'submarine'? A submarine in waterfront talk is an illegally-entered alien He Is . lawbreaker when he jiteals into America by deserting his ship in the harbor He is again a felon by paying money to gangsters who helped him-steal into America. He is a criminal. Simply put, that's it. And,not all of,Mr. Miller's expert words can cleanse him of that—a criminal. •'"'''••'•'.'• .-"• "•'" '.' <• "Bill does Mr. Miller deplore this-alien criminal?. Not at all. He loves him and holds him lip as .first-cla'ss material for-the United States to .harbor. Who is the goon and the brutalizing force • in the play? The sworn officers' of the Immigration' Department. -..''.' "Mr. Miller 'describes th'em in words arid offers them in character as 'abrupt, 1 hard men :wh'o break, into decent men's homes and carry them off to jail to await deporta- :tion. •;-.;'.• :'.,".-.--- -• "WHAT. tfOES he expect Immigration officers to do: -invite these illegal men in to tea and,a quiet, : geritle. conference?:. Some; where law has to be respected, and one good place to respect it is in the Immigration rar.ks where too few men have much.top. .much .to do and much to cope .wilh. "The list could be;longer.The list .-of Mr; Miller's';, love lot- ih.e lawless and dcfianl.is:'very long. I do hot say that .he did a .weak play, I say he did -a damaging play. He ridiculed -law-officers attending to their duties, he gave a cruel picture of a boss simply because he was a boss arid he: defied criminals. .-•-.- . '.' "If this is a-little'hysterical, it is not meanl lo'be. It is only Ihe facts "as Tsaw them while seeing the play. 1 say lhat Mr. Miller stacks his deck, that he is a sharper. He 'controls, his cards; if not. his thoughts. "Think about it. - Hugo Magnus Chilton." . "MR: CHILTON, it is to be admitted, has considerable of correctness in his estimation of the. Miller technique. Nonetheless, ."A View from the Bridge" is powerful theatre material and was. not intended to soothe anyone. Ralher. il was inlehded lo excite and move. It did. .. (MrNaustit Syndicate, Inc.) Frederick Othmati Slop? Worms? Revolting! WASHINGTON — -Now we're going lo get the worms out of the whisky distilleries. And also the slop. - :: . We'll not really do. this, you understand, we're jusl going to change the..names. This;,is_,be-.. cause whisky makers and tax-col: lectors" are .sensitive neople^and Ihese words make Ihem .cringed I always,did know Ihey had deli- cale stomachs,'but 1 never realized before how delicale. 'When a,fellow cooks a balch of drinking liquor, Ihe strong stuff gushes from one end of the still. From the other end flows a kind of mush vyhich is especially fine for feeding'-cattle. It is full of vitamins, calories, and other good 'things thai make tender steaks. ;FROM Colonial, times this-material has been known as slop. This word is mentioned in widely assorted regulations printed by the Treasury Department, it appears in an assortment of laws regulating Hie • whisky business, and it is a standard noun in all the literature relating to alcohol. So much for history. As of now the Bureau of Infernal Revenue is re-writing the hodgepodge of regulations pertaining to liquor taxes. . Dwight Avis, the long-time chief of the Alcohol Tax unit., was explaining them at length to. the House Ways and Means subcommittee. The rules are so involved thai Avis hroughl wilh him some experts, including John W. Coggins of the Chief Counsel's Office. THE VAST gold and green 'committee room was comfortably filled with the sensitive ones - from the distilling business. They shuddered. "And it also is true thai we are - stopping use of the word, worms,"added Coggins. . : /-,"Did you say, worms?" demanded Rep. Mason. "Yes. sir, worms," said Coggins. ."The. distillery coils arc called worms. They have been known as worms as long as 1 can remember. From now on we intend to call them, distillery coils." Hep. Mason let that one pass and I have little doubt thai the delicate gents who make our whisky will get their way. No more slop. No more worms. And no more government documents to remind them of these horrid, words. MBoyU ,',' AP Reporter's Notebook NEW YORK-Dear Sarah Ywi have ta«n In your grave two years You neverheartI of ( me in your lite, and I never heard of you until an hour ago I am taking »hls way of letting the world know what a wonderful wito , you were I was laic lo woik, and hailed a cab driven by your husband Max It was a crisp clear autumn morning th« kind that makes a music in your veins , •'Its a fine day I said lo Max but I guess in the cab business you make more _ money on rainy dajs " V .'• "All days are good days," Max;«ad ,, .don't worry about the money. 1 'take! tasU comes, and I Aon;t cry if less comes-in one day than another. ' . ; • '".*••'*'-.'• ••'• "Some of my friends in business for .them- ••: .selves fret now if they don't make more money CVer "I can' remember the days when-I used <d ! . •lend them a few cans of food to keep-them going, and I think they're crazy. 'Stay healthy,' 1 tell them, 'and you have nothing,left to .worry about.'"". .-' • ••., ;,.•''.'.-' THEN HE TOLD ME about the only time, . in his life money meant anything to him. . He old about meeting and marrying you •19 year ago. He told about the first, year, when all you often had to eat was bread/and; muk and coffee, and how cheerful you were, tie told about the kids coming and how: well you made out with little v money, ; and hot you never complained over 'the long years :. : h^worked at night and you: were.alone,-, ; v; i Ilax told,me.how. thriflily you,put by, the •dollars aiid pennies., until, you both had .a nest. • tgg of $5,000 wheri you fell ill of cancer nearly, '"W35 l&"ta. nest ^ribbied' away; , in efforts to cure you - specialists, : nurses; . treatments.---and how you fought against '•' Spen He n fold'how he finally fliiil work and took: ' care of you himself, because he couldn t bear, to leave you alone. He told.how-resigned you. ""'"She 'wanted to slay on her feet.- she. ; wouldn't!-go to bed," Max said.. 'And I •-. couldn't stand to see her in pain. .But she; .. stayed on her feel until the last two weeks.. . "She taught me.to 'cook-.anil take care of.- the house." • , • ' ... :.' Max didh'l want to talk about your death. In the two years since .you left he hasn't for-; ; gotten you. • •' •"• • ." ?;•.!-• . ."A cab driver meets many lonely women, he,said. -"Bui they don't interest me: You ;' know the reason they're so lonely? It's be-' cause they have loneliness in them.. ...'•-.. . . •"V.-'My "wife.wasn't that way at. all./ Shd always had happiness in her." :..... .... ' MAX THEN TOLD me about your two daughters. He is very proud of therm "The older girl Is 17." he said. 'She wont set to go to college. The nest .egg was for U,at: But she didn't want lo go lo .college ; ^^Yryourself are In Max's thought* often while he's driving. . , "H makes me fed bad;" he remarked, "when couples get in my car and start quarreling. One says, '1 hate you,' and the other says, 'I wish you'd drop dead.' _ . .. ' "Somelimes 1 turn around and tell them, •don't talk like that. You don't know what you really ;havc, . just being together. Stay When I got out of the cab 1 could see Max0) fell better himself* iust from reliving out loud his memories of his life with you. He loves . to talk about you-but happily, not sadly, and I think that would please you. . Sincerely, . ' . - HAL.BOYLE ' . •(ABBQcUtfd Press) .THIS evidence was largely technical and totally dull. Particularly boring did it seem to Rep. Noah M. Mason, the • one-time school teacher lurned Congressman. Liquor doesn't interest • him. When Congressman Mason goes reluctantly to a cocktail party, as occasionally he musl, he Jakes' lo- irialo juice. If that isn't available he asks,"the bartender for ice water.. . '...-' . : : In the mids.l of Avis' discourse, Rep'..'Mason interrupted to ask: "Is.It'true thai you are proposing lo discard thai word obnoxious to. the distilling industry — slop — and substitute.'the word,-stillage?" ."Yes sir,.:it is true," ,:replied ' specialist Coggins..;'. .-'- •'.. . .'.-.' "Haw/ 1 said the gentleman from' " Illinois/ "As far as I ani concert ed, everything thai "conies out of a distillery is slop.", .; Barbs > V By HAL COCHRAN Americans : eat. close to .two •: million crackers a/year. That's a. lot of crumbs for Mom to brush • out.of beds. .•-'•',' : ,'.:'-;-.' . ,.,'•" ' • ..'• The importance:of ah elec-••:'--. lion doesn't register with the ,:; • people who-forget to '.register ' themselves.;'.,'•:',"- '•• - .,'".,. •'•!•; . An Ohio mother of two children will, graduate from college In one more year and then liay home and . learn « lot morelj'S. ....- ... • i ' if •' ' "~ A , 'i : •'- .'.v, -. -'• It's strange how dirty dollar : bills can get When yoil con- ; . slder T how .quickly they alip 1 1 through your flnieri. ;••'.-,'• ONE OTHER thing: The New England floods of a few weeks ago ruined stocks of liquor in 384 saloons and package stores. This was worth $2,500,000 and the citi-' zcns who owned il figure lhal their Uncle Sam al least ought to refund the value of. the revenue stamps around the'corks. Avis agrees. He thinks, in fact, lhat the law ought to be changed to take care of such losses in case of disaster. "But what is a disaster?" demanded Rep. Aime J. Forand. "It's when the President of the United States says so," replied. Coggins. Not a bad definition, bill I slill like-those words, slop and worms. (United Feature Syndicate, Inc.) To Get Radar OFFICIALS of the Air Force may have -.been saved from a rough time by a decision of Controller General Joseph Campbell. He ruled lhal they had no official power to lease a radar network for aircraft alarms from the .Western-. Electric" Company and its parenl, Ihe American Telephone and telegraph Co. This, it is estimated, could cost -Uncle Sam as much as $240,000,000 a year! If the radar network had been leased' by the Air Force, Congress' • would : surely inquire searchingly-why a project of such magnitude has not been left for it 'to.'decide.'. ;.''-'-;V:;:.-' ' -. ... Campbell has how declared that Congressional approval is 'absolutely essential! but the' companies' have appealed his decision. ' If .this - ruling stands, Congress will have '• an important choice to. make. Instead of leasing. Congress-' man John, W. McCormack of Massachusetts /suggests, the defense network be built.;, '.... :• ;• The problem thus submitted to Congress is, who' -should!; construct : It?: The Army Engineers? TNi-Sigv rial Corps? The Navy's Bureau of Yards «nd Docks? Or should it be built by;a private company?; •'•••":•• This: fundamental; ; question of national policy-should be settled ; by the nation's lawmakers and not by a decision of an.admlnlstralive department such as the Air Force. . At .present all anyone knows about the Air Force's plan )» that Ihey think a radar network, leased or atherwlM, Is a good MM. ; Don W'hilehead The World Today WASHINGTON—Time: Ihe present. Place: a political campaign classroom. Event: a gathering-of candidates taking a course in political specchmaking In preparation for the campaign ncxl year. The teacher calls the class to order. . Teacher: "Gentlemen, we are gathered here to discuss the time-tried and time-tesled phrases—all sound as a dollar laughter—which may at first seem old-fashioned, but which we find by scientific means to be .as effective in these days of television'as they were in days long past. ' '.":.. "Now, I shall call oh Mr. Man Who to: come to the platform. He will speak as though you were an audience of voters—and I shall correct him and . give him pointers,. where necessary for the benefit of all. Mr'. Who." MR. A. MAN WHO arises and comes to the platform. He clears his throat; adjusts his glasses, assumes a confidential air, and begins: "Ladies and gentlemen. (Pause.) Everyone who has known me knows thai I never have shirked a clarion coll to duty. .You can depend on that-as surely, as you can depend on the sun rising in the Easl and setting in the \\tet.. And it makes me humble. - .. '"As my dear father used to say-when he bounced me on his knee. 'The race goes to the strong, son.' But I also took to heart the words; of my' sainlcd mother who. told me every night'after I said my prayers. and'she had tucked me in bed: •'•-:. : ' ; " 'Always remember, son. the meek shall 'inherit the earth.' . .' .. . "If you elect me;.I promise Twill hew to Ihe line—and you know my opponenl can't even plow a straight'furrow!- (Laughter) "I promise you, my friends/, that I'll-let the chips fall where they may. I'll (real friend' and foe alike,.without . ..: without . . ."-. ~.' : • .Teacher prompting: "Without! fear or favor." ; - - . .-"..--.. ; '.•.'- '• ; .. ; . .; MR: WHO: "Thank you:. (Resuming) "With .your help I'll go down the middle of the road and leave ho stone unturned to-give you "the kind of government you expect and the kind of government every American 7 citizen JiUf. : ' Teacher sharply: "Please, Mr. Who! -Must we go over this again? It's 'every red-blooded, 100 per cent American.' " ; : >, /'-. • ••>.:• ''.''A. Mr: Who: ". : . That every red-blooded. 100 per cent American so richly deserves and which you will receive from me because I will regard it as a' sacred trust. , '•'. ?„.'.' ' "I have known poverty," friends; -I know the value, of a dollar and' I know that a penny saved is a penny earned. •'':. ., - : ' ; . •;. "I know that the'salt of the earth, is;the- thorny-handed son of toil. But his rough,'gruff .ways must be softened by the tender,'loving gentleness of the wife and mother who keeps, the home fires burning; - ;--:-':'V'V? '•'•'•' <•• ': '. •;Aiid : I lay; again- 'if'elected I shall, keep my shoulder to the wheel and march.slcMi by side with you to a better government.-I thank you." (Loud applause}.. ' :'. ':' '•: ..'.'-.. teacher:. "Thank you; Mr. A. Mali WhoJ; That,truly «as inspirational. And next week w*' shall hear a discussion: "Keep your ear to the ground and your eye oa tht ball-bur watch the'straws in the wind.". : "•,•••; . !"•' '• -..- "Goodnlghti: 1 - - . . . 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