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FOUR EVENING TIMES, CUMBEKLAND, MD, TUESDAY, I OCTOBER ' 25, 1955 Dial PA-2-4600 for • WANT AD Tiker Evening & Sunday Times . Kwy Afternoon (except Sunday) and lunday Moraine, rubllihed by The Tlmea and All««anlan Company, 7-8 South Mechanic St., Cumberland. Md, • Entered aa M»W| ci»s» mnll'maKer al Cumberland, Man-land, under the act ol March S "jf 7 »_ M"eniber oflne Audit Bureau of circulation Member ol The. Aaioclaled Preii "' " • • Phone PA 2-<6M ——— Moment Weekly lubscrlpltOB rate by Carriers One week Evcnlns only 3Gc: Evening Tlmci per copy 6cj •Evening and Sunday Times 46c per week; Sunday Times' only, lOc per copy. 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JVo Great Worry AGAIN AND AGAIN in the buzzing speculation over 1936 presidential prospects one hears the comment that the Republicans must be sure to choose a man not only of recognizable stature but of considerable national renown. The comment implies there is little hope for a party that plans to go to the polls with a candidate who at this stage, slightly more than a year from voting day, is not already a well-publicized figure. But, in the light of present-day television, a steadily expanding medium, this kind of thinking would appear to be somewhat old-fashioned. . THERE'ISN'T MUCH dountthat with TV a man today can. be made nationally familiar in swift order. As a matter of fact, back in 1940 even-before the advent of'television, Wendell Willkie was brought to great public notice in a few short months and banged .across,as .thp.GpP nominee. He went on to hang up wh'at was then a record Republican vote. To the citizen looking on, it would appear, that the Republicans, and the Democrats as well, don't really have much to .worry about on this score. The voters probably would be happier if the parties concentrated on getting qualified men and let the build-up take its natural course. Controversial .Paine • A CENTURY and a half is a long lime for a man who made strong friends and enemies to stay controversial. In lu's day Thomas Paine, who died in 1809, was violently attacked because he was sympathetic to the French Revolution and scorned some forms of conventional religion. Because of his great services these stands might be thought forgotten. Apparently they are not. A proposal to erect a statue to Paine in Providence, R. I., has been rejected because he /'was and remains so controversial a character." Paine was largely responsible for the growth of sentiment for independence. His arguments led Washington and' Franklin to favor separation from England. His pamphlets in behalf of independence were more powerful weapo'ns than bullets. In view of these great services, his enemies should let bygones be bygones. Iran's Benefactors THE STRUGGLING nation of Iran owes a debt to the late Arthur C. Millspaugh, a Michigan former member of the State Department. From 1922 to 1927 he supervised and reformed Iranian finances, and again from 1943 to 1945. He also rendered similar service to Haiti. His advice was sound, and free from attempts to mako Iran serve American interests. That' Iran is financially able today is largely due to Millspaugh. Another American, W. Morgan Shuster, served there from 1911 to 1912 in a. similar capacity. He was forced out by Russian pressure at a lime when that nation had a working agreement with Great Britain to divide Iran between them. Americans such as Millspaugh and Shuster have helped other struggling countries to get on their feet financially and governmental. That these nations have been willing to accept their aid is due to fundamental confidence in the United States. : PARENTS SELDOM give up trying to raise their offspring properly.— but the youngsters often give up on' the'ml WOW OLD HAve T& ee YOU Ge^ MARRtED? OH-H- I'D OR OR Cojyrljlir, Na» t«t Hitelj Tritnat l»c! Whitney Bolton , Looking Sideways • NEW YORK-Thc first' Christ- slon that their tics must Wend mas window; In an'oddmems and Bather than be off beat. antiques, shop oh 62nd Street between 'Lexington' and Third Avc- nucs. •'-, .•• . . -The' ear which carries out the name of a play: a gold Cadillac, owned by Harry Birdsall, Jr., and Joseph Mescari, who have $35,000 in the glittering chariot. . The first airline to.eater to spe- .cialized or prescribed diets, SABENA, which offers cither all vegetable or salt-free dishes as well as the deluxe' dinners. All you have to do is specify when you make your reservations. Unusual dish available at Connie Hilton's New' Yorker Hotel in the THE MOST chlnup men in New York: film and advertising executives with washed. out homes in Connecticut and no insurance covering the flood damage. You call a few you know to commiserate and their jaunty answers make you feel that heroes., of a kind still exist. It's not easy to laugh of the total loss of a $50,000 house plus all its ravaged furnishings-, . . One film executive got so irritated watching the flood waters rise in his cellar and finally lap at the living room floor that, in a burst of annoyance he said to his wife: "Whatever happens, I'm Golden Thread Cafe: baked alii- nol g 0jn g lo s i anl ] h crc an( | wa tch galor ring. The cocklail menu in u ]lapp( , n ijk c a hypnotized jerk. the same room is unrolled from - — a spool of golden thread. How lux- , urious'can you get? .This much: .' you/ -also can order curry-filled . coconut served with a gargantuan Thomas L. Stokes Adlai Rallies High With Southern Demos •\ IN 1952 ADLAI Stevenson did not begin to acquire truly national status in the public eye until after former President Truman made it known at the end of March that he himself would not run. The nomination, build-up for Stevenson was limited to three and a half months. He had another three and a half to make his appeal to the full electorate. By old standards seven months doesn't seem very long,' but it was enough time to. permit' Stevenson to corral 27,314,000 votes, 'only about 160,000 less than" the previous national record set by Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1936. In 1950 a little- known Democratic functionary, Vincent Impellitteri, who succeeded to the mayor's chair in New'York City upon William O'Dwyer's resignation, was dumped by his party and decided on an independent race. He had virtually no organization. In fact he had nothing but underdog sympathy—and television. He won comfortably. If you would examine further the impact of TV, consider Senator Kefauver of Tennessee. The televised crime investigation hearings he conducted in 1949 and 1950 made his face and name familiar in millions of households. With that plus a mere scattering o£-party friends here and there, Kefauver in 1952 won 13 of.the 35 presidential primaries- he entered. . : • POINT CLEAR, Ala.—Adlai Stevenson is far in the lead for Ihe 1956 Democratic Presidential nomination among Southern party leaders. This was reflected . by Southern Democratic governors who gathered here for their annual conference. Their attitude is important because of their control of slate delegations to the Chicago convention next year. The 19S2 candidate is appraised as the inevitable and happiest solution for the party as a whole. He is looked upon as the figure among the leading aspiranls who can come closest to uniting the party's diverse'elements, North and South, which is a most essential consideration in the Democratic parly. * As for Ihe qualifications necessary as a candidate and as President, he demonstrated his talenls as a campaigner in 1952 and has won widespread recognition for his abilities in statecraft by his career. man!" That.gives him a hiiching post until he makes up his mind. He is reported inclined toward either Governor Averell Harriman of New York'.or Senator : Estes Kefauver of Tennessee.' . THIS DOES not mean that Adlai Stevenson is Ihe personal choice of all the 14 governors of the Soutli and border slates who gathered here, though he is acceptable as the candidate among an overwhelming majority—and enthusiastically by some of them. Two. dissenters were noted among those whose "views were made 'known, either publicly or privalely. One is Governor Allan Shivers of. Texas, who boiled lo General Eisenhower in 1952 and carried his slate with him. He has expressed his bitter personal feeling toward Adlai Stevenson publicly—and frankly. He went further here and said Mr. Stevenson could not win'the nomination. The other dissenter is Governor "Big Jim" Folsom of Alabama who merely parrots, whenever and wherever asked: "I'm for Tru- . AS FOR THOSE two other leading candidates, it is significant lhat Ihere was not a single public avowal, for the Tennessee Senator, ' the only Southerner among the three, While Governor Harriman got only a split vote. Nor did any one express a private preference, for Senator Kefauver. The governor of his slate—Frank G. Clement —declared publicly here for Adlai Stevenson. -Governor Harriman edged into the picture when Governor Raymond Gary of Oklahoma said in a news conference that he would be either for him or for Adlai Stevenson. He said he had met and talked with Governor Harriman on visils to New York. . ' The generally favorable altitude of Southern 'political leaders toward the 1952 candidate,'with the rare exceptions noted, seems to ""relied, among other things, the very conciliatory and friendly overtures to Ihe South since 1952 : l>y both Adlai Stevenson and his 1952 campaign manager, Stephen .A. Mitchell, formerly Democratic national chairman. at this conference as contrasled wilh similar galherings in the past' eight years; Conversely, Adlai Stevenson benefits from .the lowered boiling point of Southern leaders. ' . ' There are obviously numerous other factors in the leaning of the South toward the former Illinois governor. Among them fc. the possible removal of the principal road block to the Stevenson Presidential try in 1952, the heroic. symbol "Ike" who won the hearts of so many. Southerners. . :.' ' That clears the way for Adlai Stevenson, who piled up a remarkable vole under all the adverse circumstances he encountered three years ago. gold; ribbon bow around it. SIGN OF WINTER at hand:' Gypsies in off the roads and hiring vacant stores on Eighth Avenue for phrenology, card-reading and palmistry, all being as phony, as a three-dollar bill. ' Two taxi drivers first-fighting in front of the SI. Regis. Cause: one claimed he got 51,000 miles from' a set of tires and the other called him a liar. First loud words and then the smach of fists. Beautiful woman on Fifth' Avenue: the Baroness Silvercruys, wife of His Excellency the Belgian Ambassador to Washington. An-, other pretty strolling along: Esther Williams, dry as chalk and looking attractive but odd without a wet balhing suil. Postcard from Los Angeles: ^\Vas slunned in Rodeo Drive the other morning when I saw a men's shop' featuring slacks in the window with laced-up rather than zippered fronts. So far haven't seen any man wearing them, however." That's nothing, sweetie: a shop on Sixth Avenue in the 40's features . men's shorts made from nylon mesh curtain material. And at Bronzini's the clientele demand neckties in hues which blend with TV colors, according to Mbin Holder, who "president's" the place. There are so many actors appearing on colored tclevi- Lel's'go into Strmford and have the best dinner we ever had. Champagne and the works." They did and, al 2 p. m., when Ihey slarled home, Ihey were stopped at the outskirts of Stamford and told to Iry lo find a holel room.. "You can't get within half a mile of your place'," a Slate Trooper said. "It's ail wreckage and ravines from here on." NEWEST cocktail folly: a "martini sponge." You fill it with vermouth, squeeze it out and then wipe the cocktail glass with the barely damp sponge. 1 don't know why these fanatics just don't drink straight gin and stop all 'this psychotic nonsense about whiffs of vermouth and rinses of vermouth and sprays of vermouth. Be men, men,- and. thrpw it down straight and at room temperature. You'll get dr'un.k just as quickly, And arrive at tHe undertaker's in just as much style. Does your telephone book show? No good, honey. These days you must dig out a -nich in a plaster wall for it, and cover the hole with a French Impressionist painting on a hinged frame. Why? Who knows? Just something to make talk. Which is what most of Manhattan tries for, apparently. Anything for a "conversation piece." What's the mailer with people? Can't they just sit down .and have conversation in general any more? Does it have to have some startling reason? 1 (McNaURht Syndicate, hir * Frederick Othman WHILE national chairman, Steve Mitchell spent a great deal of time visiting around among Southern political leaders, giving a sympathetic car to (heir problems. This consideration was appreciated and evidently is now paying dividends. It might be surmised that this bridging of the Mason anrl Dixon Line by Messrs'. Stevenson and Mitchell played some part in the diminution of the rebellious spirit in the South that was so noticeable ANOTHER factor to the 1952 candidate's advantage is that he will, if successful in the convention this lime, be nominaled on his .own, without the appearance.'of being the protege of Harry Truman who has raised up so many enemies in the South. His 1952 idenlity wilh the former President probably cost Mr. Stevenson many votes in the South. Nor can anyone who knows (he South overlook an influence thai is persuasive with many Southerners. This is lhat Adlai Stevenson,-with his intellectual capacities, his ability to express - himself, his idealism, and his refusal to make the cheap compromises of politics, is in the Iradilion of Woodrow Wilson, the last Southerner lo sit in the White House. Adlai Stevenson also benefits from the new "moderation" movement in the South. For he embodies that spirit in his approach to current problems in the speeches he has made periodically since his defeat. (United Feature Syndicate, Inc.) Sleeping Pills Or Alcohol? Peter Edson Strife Appears In Cozy Demo Family Group WASHINGTON - (NEA) - The sudden resurgence of New York Gov. Averell Harriman's presidential ambitions presents the Democrats wilh a curious dilemma. There is no longer any doubt that cx-Gov. Adlai Stevenson of Illinois will declare himself a pres- idenlial candidate at next month's party rally in Chicago. As recently as Aug. 10, Governor Harriman visited Stevenson at his Libertyville, III., farm. He reaffirmed previous support for the 1952 Democratic standard bearer. Exactly two months later—after President Eisenhower . had his heart atlack—Harriman said he was not "morally bound" to support Stevenson. ' It look only the step-up in activities of Ilarriman's campaign manager Carmine De Sapio and ex-President Harry Truman's recent New York visit with Harri- .man to complete the shift. ' THE DEMOCRATIC line today is that Mr. Truman made an unfortunate slip of Ihe longuc which he now. realizes and regrets, when he said that if he lived in New York he would be for Harriman. • Truman tried to suck this back next day, but the bad tasle lingers. No known feud has developed between Truman and Stevenson. The Republican theory that Truman el al. were Irying to destroy Stevenson permanently by running him against Eisenhower again is discounted by Democrats. Truman has been careful since leaving the White House to defer to Stevenson as titular head of the parly. Furthermore, it is pointed out that Truman hand-picked Stevenson as his successor'. • - ' This, however, was over three years ago. At that time Harriman was one of Truman's most trusted advisers on foreign affairs. But Harriman, then, was a rank amateur in politics. He had never been elected lo office. He was therefore impossible as a presi- . dential candidate. SINCE THEN—Harriman's political stature has changed greatly. He has worked hard lo change his political personality. He tries lo be more cffable. He has been coached lo make better speeches. Democratic convention fights in the past, have been .largely over issues, rather than personalilies. This one would be different. Stevenson is warm and human History From The Times Files with a high sense of humor and a great flair for ironyand subtleties. Harriman by contrast is aloof, direct and almost humorless. Yet this might work to Harriman's advantage. Many of Steven-, son's critics deplored his quipping and wisecracking. ASIDE FHOM these differences, Stevenson and Harriman have a great deal in common. They have many mutual friends. Their ideas, principles and ambitions for the Democratic parly are much the same: Though Harriman is a mullimil- lionanre and Slcvcnson is rela- lively poor, bolh believe in liberal polifies. The wrecking of their long friendship in political rivalry would be a strange thing to behold. If carried to extremes, they might kill each other off and allow a darker horse to win the nomination. Democratic -insiders say neither .one would accept the vice presidency,' the way they fee! about things now. ' As. an ideal ticket, however, Democratic politicians believe that Stevenson and Harriman or Harriman and Stevenson might be one of the strongest combinations they .could offer. WASHINGTON — For months now Congress has been hearing horrid tales about sleeping pills; even now the gentlemen arc pondering drastic laws to control them. So you can imagine Ihe surprise of the House Ways and Means Commillee when a pair ol distinguished physicians agreed that such pills are no worse — or better —' lliaii drinking whisky. Have about the'same effect, loo. they said: relax a fellow and make him sleepy.. Doclor Leo H. Barlemeier, the Baltimore, iiid., psychiatrist and chairman of the American Medical Association's Commiltec on Mental Health, said he knew of patients who took one or two barbiturate pills every night for 15 years. Had no effect on 'em 1 , cithcrr except to make them want to go to' bed. He meant you can't go comparing barbiturates to cocaine or opium. In general, they're not habit-forming, he said, and a cili- zen who lakes such pills seldom has to increase his-dosage to get the desired effect. He also said, in answir to a question by Hep. Boggs, (hat this country is suffering a severe shortage of psychiatrists. He didn't put it this way, but I got the idea that there are more psychiatric couches in the cartoons than there are in doctors' offices. Both doctors agreed thai perhaps some regulation of sleeping pills was necessary, but they urged the lawgivers to go slow, or they'd have moonshiners out in the hills making goof balls in illicil laboratories. TEN YEARS AGO October 25, 1915 .. Hyndmar. man'arrested here on charges of assaulting 'caretaker . and theft of $150 ^rom Fire Hall 'there. • West Virginia Liquor Control Commission announces new stale store'to be opened in Ridgclcy. Five persons injured in two accidents as traffic mishaps in area mount. TWENTY YEARS AGO . October 25, 1935 ; Waller Ross of Midland named president of Past Councilors of Al- legnny County ,[OUAM. : Pennsylvania t A v e n u 6 High School defcnls 'LaSalle Institute, 2fO, lo register first win In four- year football rivalry. THIRTY YEARS AGO October 25, 1925 Allegany and Western Maryland hospitals placed on approval list by Medical College of Surgeons. • Thousands witness opening of, Virginia Avenue subway.' Cornerstone of new Allegany' High School laid. ' FORTY YEARS AGO October 25, 1915 Gov. P. L. Goldsbofough addresses Republican rally at Maryland Theatre. , Harry P. Powell,' this city, injured in Western Maryland Railway accident near Clcnrsprlng. . Froslburg rtcbckaN Lodge cole-i bralcs 29th anniversary. . Barbs When a girl gets lo be about 12 she wonders how she ever used to love lo help with the dishes. There are a lot of dubs who not only play a very bad game of golf but speak a very bad '' A hen in Massachustls laid a lavender egg. She deserves a nest trimmed in old lace. CAME THEN Dr. Maurice Seevers, Ann Arbor, 'Mich., of the American Medical Association's Pharmacy Council, who-said-that barbiturates were sedatives,- like alcohol. If some folks can't get their sleeping pills, they'll take Martinis. This may be. bad, said Dr. Seevers, but these are troublous times. We've' got wars and threats of wars; atoms and a chance of everybody going up in smoke. People are worried and they need sedatives, Ihe doctor said. "But isn't there a tendency of doctors 16 . prescribe .sedatives when a patient comes in with some vague complaint?", inquired Rep, Boggs.- DR. SEEVERS doubted this. He said it seemed lo him lhat most physicians Ihe pasl few years have become psychiatrists, themselves, They allow such patients to talk out their / trouble. This one-sided yakkety-yak frequently cures the yakker. Still and all, added Dr. Seevers, sedatives -are exceedingly important and do a-great deal of good. "If we didn't have them," he said, "we'd need a lot more psychiatrists, like Dr. Bartemeier. If the doctor doesn't provide the sedative, then the bartender will." "A 'philosopher 1 says folks •should have n daily hour for' meditation. • That's easy, when you're waiting for buses. The minute a fellow gets the right girl on the siring, he winds i"< in a leash. ' ' REP. BOGGS wondered about the olhcr 'side of. the pill.bollle; the medicine that peps up a fellow and mnkes him feel alive. He said he understood there, was considerable use of it by truck drivers to'keep awake: He suggested that perhaps it accounts for numerous unexplained accidents on the highways. "Yes," said Dr. Seevers. "In. (he war these drugs were given to pilots on bombing missions to give .them courage to fly home. And after they'd get back, they'd be so happy they'd crash on their own airfields." THIS HAS nolhing whatever to do with sleeping pills and it means no disrespect to Dr. Barlemeier, bul I heard the other day a new shaggy dog story: Two pups. One calm. The other nervous. Jittery dog: I can't even stand to live with myself. Normal dog: Why don't you see a psychiatrist? Neurotic dog: Can't. I'm not allowed on couches. (United r'eatme Syndicate, Inc.) No Golden Egg WHILE chairman of the .American delegation to a world congress of mayors, meeting at Rome, Mayor Elmer E. Robinson of San Francisco called attention to the revenue-starved condition of city governments and proposed a remedy. He recommended that in slates having an income lax a supplementary tax be added to be returned to the local governments where it was collected. In states having no income lax, the same might be done with the gasoline or sales tax, proceeds from which generally go to the less populated areas or lo stale governments. The cilies get what is left. Left-over tax money is abotil what most cities are run on and Ibis. sunr provides an insufficient budget. Great cities operate at tremendous deficits and the levels of their operations fall'below adequacy. Schools are maintained at a scandalous' standard, poorly 'repaired and unrepaired streets are jammed with cars which overflow inadequate municipal parking lots. Hospitals are crowded to such an appalling extent that- patients are sometimes neglected and people needing attention are turned away. •Slums and their atlendanl evils pyrsist and multiply • because of insufficient funds for clearance and for police and social work alien- Garbage and cans liller the streets tion. because the Sanitation Department budgets ilo not' permit daily pickups. These are the .obvious neglects. There, are others still more dangerous. Mayor Robinson's plan is far too optimistic. ~ Most stale legislatures have too little sympathy with the plight of their cities. Many people living out of the cities have no understanding and litlle tolerance for urban problems. Yet every community, regardless of its interest., through elected reprcsenlatives and senators decides the budgeting fate of cily life. It is lime people realize Hint they may live outside a city, hut they cannot live without the cities. A P Reporter's Notebook • ' • . .' : ' •' ,':•'' " -.'.i^'iS'lv. 1 ' 1 •'":'>'" NEW YOHK—Things a .columnist* might never know if ho didn't open the morning mail: That more than 1.200,000'Americans'arc blind in one eye. . .'••'. - i I;.,.', j . That, while the -U. S. 'dollar may not be worth 100 cents, it has been worth a 'lot less many times in (lie past than it is now. .In 1787, the year the American Constitution was draftee", national 'credit was down to zero and a dollar was worth just two cents/ Thai adults average three colds a year, but children have nearly twice as many.. Don't let the little runny-nosed monsters near you. Carry an umbrella, if necessary, to tend them oft. ' That, on the other hand, tests have shown you can kiss your sweetheart-when she has a cold and the odds are nine to one you won't catch a cold yourself. . ' - •• That Japan's cement industry is now- fifth largest in the world. ''Banzai!. THAT ONE WAY to help hold down .your wei«ht is to eat more slowly. This enables vour blood sugar to rise and satisfy your hungry feeling before you finish your plate and start, reaching for a second helping. That a Scottish book firm" which has published nearly 2,500,000 copies of the classics reports the all-time favorite is "David Copperfield." by Charles Dickens'. Next, in popularity is "Pride and Prejudice," by Jane Austin.. That while America needs more trees, the world itself still lias more than enough timber to supply its present population. ; As a matter of fact, only a third of the earth's wooded areas are now being exploited. . . That more than 100 American newspapers noiv run weekly fashion columns for men telling them how to "dress well. Wonder who reads them most—wives or husbands? THAT THE WEST Coast film colony is serving as the guinea pig for the introduction of a new drink called "The Matador," The recipe: a jigger of tequila, two jiggers of pineapple, a squeeze of lime, and crushed ice. Stir like crazy, then serve. Chica. That a survey on the employment of women found more were dismissed for being discourteous or uncooperative than for not doing their work well. This could start an argument! That it was actor Paul Coales of "Confidential File" who remarked: "Many people think they're thinking, when they're really only rearranging their prejudices." (Associated Press) George Dixon The Washington Scene ROME—After cashing a few rubber checks. Miss Anne Firestone bounced into the Eternal City the olhcr day. On arrival, the 22-year-old daughter of tire tycoon Harvey Firestone Jr., followed a tradition made hallowed by thousands of visiting Americans before her . She phoned Mike Chinigo. The lovely blonde asked Mr. Ciiinigo what was going on. The latter, who covers Italy for INS, said that Pope Pius XII was to address a congress of youth sports group. He added offhandedly that the papal secretary of slalo had offered his private balcony in Vatican Cily if lie had any friends who would like (o witness the ceremonies. Mr. Chinigo said he would be glad to add the beautiful Miss F. to a group which was to include Mrs. Llwellyn Ross, of New Canaan. Conn.: her Air Force son, Dennis; Senator and Mrs. Dennis Chavez, of New Mexico, and a couple of other people whose names don't escape me for the moment. MR. CHINGO" explained 'carefully that lha arrangements called for Ihc group to be picked up in front of the Excelsior Hotel by a limousine. He said a Monsignor would also meet us there and direct Uie way to the papal secretary of stale's quarters. The limousine was a bit late in reporting. We were all so anxious and flustered we piled into the car and commanded the chauffeur to drive like mad to the Vatican. Nol until the machine had nosed as far as it could into the 150,000 young athletes converging on St. Peter's did any of us remember about the Monsignor. • We couldn't turn back for him because by now we were bottled in. And we couldn't go any farther forward because the Swiss Guards said we had gone as far as we could without reserved section tickets. Miss Firestone, who was sprung from Vas• scr this year after doing a four-year stretch, endeavored (o explain in schoolgirl French that we were special guests, but had forgollen our guide. When (his didn't work. Senator Chavez said: "Let me try. Italian and Spanish are practically alike." Apparently there is some difference because the distinguished lawmaker drew an even blanker blank. Then Mrs. Ross was struck by sheer blinding inspiration. She tried English. In flawless American the guard advised her to go lo guard headquarters. When we finally found our way (Here, through a labyrinth of passages, Mrs. Ross, was inspired again. "You should remember me," she told the guard captain. "I was here five years ago with James A. Farley. We were guests of Count Galeazzi." The officer's face lit up. Count Henri Galeazzi-Lisi is architect of the papal palaces. Mrs. Ross rhapsodized.about what a wonderful, wonderful man (he count was—and. in some incomprehensible manner, Die officer got the idea lhat she was a personal friend. In fact the guard seemed to suffer still another 'misapprehension. "Come. Mr. .Farley!" he said to Senator Chavez—and beckoned us all to follow. So They Say I presume the next test will be to bury the soldier alive and keep a lime watch to. ascertain how long it will he before ho ceases to breathe. : —Rep. Usher I,. Burdlck (R-ND), terms military services survival schools "cruel and Inhuman." HE LED US THROUGH a maze of apartments, halls, libraries, up a network of great and small staircases, and finally/out onto a ' rooftop grandstand overlooking , the .-steps. ot St. Peler's. .' ' ',..'. It was one of the most impressive spectacles Hie eyes of man could behold. Packed into Hie plaza below were (he. flower of Italy's athletic manhood. Their team uniforms made a riol of color.. When His Holiness finally cninc out on a balcony across from us the fervor of the 150,000 was beyond doscriptiom. It was the great experience 4t.i lifetime. When it was over the ward presented us'to n rather inconspiclous man. < •' \. '. "Who was that?" asked Mrs. Ross, ss wo exiled. , '. ' " '•••' •'••The : guard smile Inscrutably. "That, Ml- dame, was Count GalenzzlI" (King Featurei, Inf.)

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