Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on October 27, 1955 · Page 4
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FOUR TIWH.S, CUlvUHiKsjANU, Ml), THUHSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1955 Dial PA-2-4600 for a WANT AD Tikt. Eveiiiiig&SiindayTimcs ^ ^ J^^YOUT Wlfi A WMSTW CLASSIC Ual Even Attwnoon (txctrt »ui*»y> MorilM. Publlihed by TB« Tlraw «nd Compinx. M soulli H«h»nlc SI.. Cumberliml. 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Thursday Afternoon, Oct. 27, 1955 Facts Not Enough A DISTINGUISHED lawyer and former national commander of the American Legion, Ray Murphy, has afforded us striking insight into how great orgamza-. lions like the Legion are sometimes maneuvered into approving ill-considered resolutions on topics of national concern. At its recent Miami convention the Legion by voice vote condemned UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, on grounds it chairman of a special Legion commitlee ordered by Ihe 1953 and 1954 conventions to investigate these charges. He now says that five or six members of this group, including himself, then had a bias against UNESCO on the basis of what the Legion already had said. - THE COMMITTEE set about probing the matter, examining 23 specific charges against the organization. One, for example, was 'that Alger Hiss fathered UNESCO. In the course of-its inquiry, the : ccmmittee visited Communist bookshops and scanned the files of Ihe Daily Worker, hunting lor boosts for UNESCO. They found none. They could not-find evidence to support any of the charges. "After a thorough study," says Murphy, "we changed our minds." The group decided instead that UNESCO was doing effective work in reducing 'illiteracy in backward lands, thai it was trying'earnestly, though sometimes ineffectually, to lift general sHndards of health, nutrilion and educa- lion all over the world. Interestingly enough, a similar committee named by the Chamber of Commerce of the United States had come to the same conclusions about UNESCO: "We looked for evidence and we could not find it." Looking Sideways AP Reporter's NEW YORK— There Was. a lady the same two inches by getting up 91 years old at the table. this other out of. her chair, or bed and doing night and she .was pretty sore about things and today's women. ' What, brought, things to the simmering point was that another 'lady at the table, who was 28, was some exercise—and at'the same time cutting''down on her table intake. Some man,' long ago, hit it square and simple when he gave a a , , ------- .. telling that she had just bought a' "ie world's most reliable way to vibrating chair for a considerable sum of money and she expected this machine to be worth Its weight in gold as a relaxing device. , "You crippled?" the old .lady demanded witli some heat. When the younger woman said, no, s.he wasn't she was just under .terrific tension most of the time, the old lady said that the best cure'for that was to get out and take -a walk. • . ' ; reduce: always get up from the table a' little hungry. If you do that, you don't need machines or even much exercise. Just walking around and bending over to pick up threads off the floor.will give a woman a waist as slim as a pencil. A 10-ccnt sack of confetti helps, too. Thomas L. Stokes GOP May Welcome Return Of Pro-Politician LAST MAY, MURPHY presented his commitlee's findings to the Legion's na- tijjhal executive bo'dy in a two-and-a-half- fib.ur'.speech: "At the end," he says, "I received a rising ovation, which was un- fietrd of." But Murphy and'his group.did fio't "campaign" lo put over their report with the full convention at-Miami. It is estimated that fewer than 50 of the 3,200 Sele'gales ever read the painstakingly prepared document. There was no debate on the subject. Instead, the convention proceeded to endorse a resolution which denounced UNESCO on all the counts Murphy's committee had -found to be false: Murphy attributed this 1 astonishing result to a. "vociferous" and tightly organized minority of extremists whose views do not represent the Legion rank and file. In the absence of an organized effort to support the committee's findings, the extremists stampeded the convention. It's a sad lesson. Evidently facts alone are not enough. They must be vigorously championed, and the rank and file must be willing and eager to hear and accept them. Wall Street Closeup UNTIL THE NEW AGE of Soviet smiles dawned, America's Wall Street was the Kremlin's favorite target in the world of. democratic capitalism. But this is another day, according lo the Soviet script, and half a dozen Russian newsmen have come visiting to the street they so long reviled. They profess to have had a very nice time in these perilous quarters. One wonders whether they asked to see the Warmongers' Club. Or the map room where the "evil imperialists" stick pins in the hopes of. millions of down-trodden folk yearning for "Communist freedom." Or the conference room where Wall Sfeeters are presumed to plot the theft of milk from babies, and the running of guns lo Ihose who are so obstinate as to resist communism's tender embrace. Without some such references, the newsmen's tour might be taken as suspect by the Kremlin, even in these days of sweetness and light. For the signals might change, and when would they get another chance to see inside the "imperialist" nerve center? If The Shoe Fits WHAT REALLY hurts is to be called a name that fits. This explains the indignation of Communist-ruled Poland at being called a satellite nation. The Poles explain with dignity thai they are a free people who choose Communism because they wanted lo do so. One lest of how free they are might be for them to Iry lo do one liltle thing lhat Russia does not like. WASHINGTON — There is an intriguing development as Republicans cast around for. a 1956 Presidential candidate. This is the. tendency noted among some slate-makers to try to find a figure who comes, as did President Eisenhower, from outside of the ranks of politics. It is entirely natural. The only two successful bids for the White House made by the Republican party in more than a quarter of a century have been by men whose careers were in other fields — Herbert Hoover, 1929-33, from business; and our present Chief Executive, from the Army. The Presidency was the first — 'and only — elective office held by either. -. So now we see the non-political prospects paraded out. One has a double-barreled potential. In his case it is perhaps chiefly his name — Dr. Miltnn Eisenhower, the .President's brother. , In recent years his path has been in academic fields, as college president, though before that he had a long career in govern-, ment service, both in Republican and New Deal Administrations here — but never in practical politics. .: of them might make a fine President. '.': . . .. . But none has'. that household name attribute that induces politicians to. go beyond their own confines to get. a Presidential candidate. This embodies wide reputa- .tion in.s'ervice that touches all our lives closely, especially in times of crisis, which .'applies to both President Eisenhower and Herbert. Hoover, and sometimes as well an added ingredient, in a warm, magic personality such as the President has. . A Hoover, a Willkie, an Eisenhower are rare. . : There is none on'the horizon today. . '•. . ; ."THERE'S AN even betler cure," she added, "but" young: women of New York don't seem to Ihink much of it any more.' • You could be cured of what ails; you a-b-c. A,' quit your job, b, get : married and c, have a baby. ... 1 "In heaven's name .what, do you think a healthy, intelligent young woman like you is here for? God didn't design you to sell advertising or compete with'.men in a bank. • Vibrating machine, for' heaven's sake! .The best..vibrating machine ever built was a thing called falling in love. Try it!" . The young woman obviously didn't think much of the idea,' but had tieen brought up not to snap • at her elders and so kept her peace. But come to think about it, the old lady had on idea. A real good one. NOW, HERE is a letter in front of me inviting me to a parly to look at a new "massage unit with cycloid and thermal action" which shooting. ,'.,;ii "fi;it.rtr> f urn inntioc nff a wn- r :i 41, IDENTITY with the President and the Army is the motivating factor in another suggestion, that of General- Alfred M. Gruenther, close friend and confidante of the President whu followed General ,. Eisenhower as head of NATO — a vital command post in the cold war which, he still occupies. For the businessman . in the Presidential sweepstakes we are being offered Secretary ot Treas-. ury George M. Humphrey. These are all able men and any WHILE .HOOVER lacked ' the "Ike" quality in personality, his had'long been a household name — identified with crisis as signified in- the First World War — when he was nominated by the Republican party in 1928. • He had become known to every housewife as'Food Administrator and was related personally with the housewife's pride in her daily sacrifice of saving food. lie won fame jn the humanitarian 'field as administrator of relief in Europe after the First World War. He won esteem later in still another field, among busi- .ncssmen, by his aggressive administration of the Depa'rlment of Commerce on behalf of business as Secretary of Commerce in the Harding and Coolidge Administration cobinels. As we know, he did not fare well in a political role as President. . Another businessman nominated by the Republicans — Wendell L. Willkie in 1940 — was not well- known as was Herbert Hooyer, but he had the. "Ike" quality of personality which he got' over to the' American people in a short time. But nobody could have beat Franklin D. Roosevelt in that war crisis. IT MAY BE" risky, but herewith predicted thai it will be a long time before we see another professional soldier or a businessman in the White House. As fori the first, the. gap this time was from Ulysses S. Grant to the commander of our forces in Europe in the Second World War. This puts it up to the "pros." the professional politicians in the Republican party. They must rely oh one of their own, it appears. This necessity-,and opportunity — can be the beginning of real health in the parly if properly capitalized. In fact, it could be the salavalion of Hie parly which has been relying, not on itself, but on a military hero. It is con- cedely weakened by such coaltail. riding. . For government we must depend upon' our two political parties which, if successful in carrying oul their functions, must be able to raise up within their own ranks men who are equipped lo be Presi- denl. That equipment includes understanding lhat can come from long actual experience in politics, Ihfi art of government. A political party can not succeed if it has constantly to go outside of the ranks of those who arc at work in government, who live with it, and pick an outsider to impose leadership from the top. That .may do for an election or two—but not for long. . Astute Republicans familihr wilh political history recognize this. .They welcome the return of the "pros" which now 'seems in prospect. (United Feature Syndicate, Inc.) Peter Edson Budget Director Hughes Has Bear By Tail WASHINGTON-(NEA)-Shed a tear for Budget Director Rowland F. Hughes. His pals who helped niake the Dixon-Yates contract to supply electric power for Memphis in the Tennessee Valley Authority area are walking out on him one by one. And they're leaving him holding the bag of responsibility in this biggcsl polilical 'possum hunt of the year. Securities and Exchange Commission has issued a tentative order, effective Nov. I, canceling previous SEC approval for the sale of stock by Mississippi Valley Generating Co., holder of the Dixon- Yates contract. The government'is now seeking to cancel this contract. The costs have been estimated at three to five million dollars. Whoever is responsible won't bo popular. Atomic Energy Commission was directed by Ihe Budget Bureau to make the contract in the-first place. AEC has therefore' been carrying on the negotiations to cancel and settle. BUT AEC Chairman Lewis Strauss has now revealed that he has suspended his cancellation talks wilh Dixon-Yales. The reason for this was not at first apparent. Then it. came out that the Office of Comptroller Gen- eral James Campbell had advised a go-slow policy. This svas to protect the government's rights in case the courts should later find the contract invalid. There are many precedents of such action. Campbell had originally approved the contract when a member of AEC before he 'became comptroller general. His recent action gave the appearance of desertion by another Hughes colleague. Previously, Campbell had ruled the government -musl pay cancellation costs unless there was proof of wrongdoing. THE'COMPTROLLER general's latest advice can in lurn be traced to'the investigate by a Senate Antitrust Subcommittee headed by Sen. Estes Kefauver. He got from former Budge Director Joseph M. Dodge the first evidence of "conflict of interest" in making the Dixon-Yates contract. This came about through the activities of AdoIphe.H. Wenzell, the government's adviser on power policy and the Dixon-Yates contract, who was also a former vice president of First Boston Corp., the Dixon-Yates financial agent.- • Kefauver turned his evidence over to botli the Comptroller Gen-, eral and- Department of Justice.. No finding has yet come from De- partment of Justice. A judgment of conflict of interest would make 'the contract invalid. On return from his trip around the world, Senator Kefauver announced that he would reopen his hearings on Ihe Dixnn-Yales deal. He says there is no way to force assistant to the President, Sherman Adams, lo testify on his mysterious role in Ihe business. If Adams does nol leslify, it will leave Budget Director Hughes almost all alone to defend Ihe administration's honor. History From The Times Files "WHOOPING CUANE Licks Air Force" says a headline over a story saying the Strategic Air Command is abandoning plans which might injure a stand of the few remaining great white whooping cranes In the world. The man at the desk says those cranes are probably the most powerful minority group ir ail North America.' TEN YEARS AGO October 27, 1945 Miss Frances -Loltus appointed superintendent of nurses at Memorial Hospital. Arrangements completed with Columbia Airlines for non-scheduled flight between Cumberland and Baltimore. Cpl. Oscar E. Long Jr., arrives' home from Belgium on emergency leave to see fatally ill son. Project started by Times story. TWENTY YEARS AGO October 27, 1IS5 Death of Patrick Flanncry, former resident, in 'Grafton. Held record for BiOJrun between P»r- kersburg and Gfalton established In 1888 In transporting aid to save Grafton from fire which threatened lown. Local WPA workers vote to. strike local projects; thought to be first such action in country. THIRTY YEARS AGO. October 87, 1925 Triplets born to Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Wall, Arch Street.. . Rash of Occidents occur among Frosthurg butchers, six injuries reported in four days. Orchestra at Central High School, Lonaconing, reorganized. : FOHTY YEARS AGO: October 27, 18)5 : Henry G! Wagaman, stale Indus- trlal'accident commissioner, hears several here. Elderly Keyscr resilient''com- plained to police of threat on life because of his habit of wearing flowing white robe, tmlrlmmed linir and going barefooted. ALL THESE complications give Senators Kefauver, Clinton Anderson, Lisler Hill and olhers considerable cause for saying,' "We lold you so." Senator Anderson, chairman of the Joint Congressional Atomic Energy Committee, has contended all along thai AEC never did have •a valid contract with Dixon-Yates. Senator Hill, in a February speech agreed. In March the two senior holdover TVA members, Raymond Paly and Harry Curlis, wrote the Budget Bureau that 'Memphis would never take Dixpn-Yales power. 'Shortly '(hereafter TVA Chairman Herbert D. Vogcl, President Eisenhower's appointee, wrote the Budget Bureau that his associates' letter ignored as an im- pcrfinencc. • .Nevertheless, in July Memphis 'decided to build its own power plant. That gave the Eisenhower administration the. excuse to cancel ils contract wilh Dixon-Yates. .. Budget Director Hughes now faces a bigger hcadnche in getting .it canceled than he did in trying to get it accepted in the first place. Barbs BY HAL, COCHRAN The average New 'England elm tree has as many as. 7,000,000 leaves, and the one in pur back yard will seem to have millions this fall. .' : • •': ALL.ANYONE, man or woman, has to do to keep in trim is get up from the table just a little bit hungry' each time and, once a day, scatter., confetti on the floor and bend'over-to pick it up, piece by piece... .'., Of course, the machine 'manu- factifrers won't sell as many machines that way but, also, you will have saved from $150 to $250 you might'have spent/for some gad- ge't:designed to let you stuff your- self'and loll around, and yet you wilt still arrive at a healthy figure by sensible diet and exercise. . THE MACHINE in question says that it allows a woman to gain a trim figure in the privacy .of her •home'. The confetti and less food routine does exactly the- same thing,, since no woman, or man either, is likely to go spreading confetti on Fifth Avenue at high noon. . . The fact is that'machines which cozen you into easy ways of arriving at sornething that takes a little . gumption are machines which in time will soften up human beings until they aren't worth will "slither two inches off a woman's waistline in a week." A machine using all those big words must cost a fair sum ot money. Thermal action means it has a heat action of some kind. Cycloid has me. I don't. know what cycloid action is. But to combine the two and arrive at a 'machine'that will cycloid and boil two inches off a fal waist in one week means a machine involving a good deal of. money. When all the time a woman could save some money and lose Like the working girl this piece started with: at 28 she' is so full of job and tension lhat she has to buy a machine to relax her at day's end, whereas a personable guy with a box of flowers, two theatre tickets,, and .wise as to good restaurants with : soothing music could do twice as well for her. : " ' • The old lady behind those shining spectacles was right: what the girl needs is a fellow, not a machine. (McNausht Syndicate. Inc.) Frederick Othman Science Jokes Not So Good WASHINGTON—Now we're talking about feeding medicine to the chickens—so the eggs'll stay fresh. • We're also experimenting with antibiotics in the custard cup and the salad bowl, as well as in the roast beef. The idea's to kill the microbes so the food will keep better and there's no telling where this is going to end. The subject of the eggs as medicated by the hen, herself, personally, came up ,at a meeting of scienists from around the world who were discussing antibiotics •in agriculture. In charge was the National Research Council down at the Agriculture Department and such bum jokes I never did hear before. The men of science seemed' to feel they had to lard their speeches with humor and this, for your sake, we shall skip. We'll stick to eggs. DR. DEATHERAGE of the biochemistry department at Ohio State University, Columbus, brought up this subject. The while of an egg keeps for a long time. This, said Dr. D.,- is because Mother Nature includes in it dollops of lysozyme and avidin, which are natural germ killers. Nature provides no antibiotics in the yolks. So if the hen that produces the eggs gels some chlorolelracyline in her feed, some of this reaches the yolk, which will keep 1 a couple of days longer at high, temper- lures than plain; unmedicatcd • eggs. Dr. Dealherage described -his use of antibiotics in beef; mostly this worked betler than you'd imagine. He also mentioned the • rash of headlines every summer about folks at lodge dinners getting food poisoning from custards, cream pies and chicken salads. He said it has been, proved that a light sprinkling of subtilin, or oxytetracyline would keep custard fresh for three days at sum- ,mer temperatures. ALL THIS SO FAR is.mere ex- perimentalion, he pointed out, and he said science would need to work some more and get some cooperation from health authorities—which are leery about anlibiolics in the cake—before we'll get some practical results. So They Say All women of the world appreciate cosmetics and use them to their advantage and American women are'eleganl.. : —V. S. Tomofeyev, Russian 'housing official touring the U. S. Scientists here, in.Germany and in Russia, all are working hard on the subject. Numerous antibiotic manufacturers, such as Charles Pfizer and Co., Brooklyn, If. Y., are operating experimenlal farms, testing the power of these drugs to eliminate certain planl diseases. . Came Dr. William Zoumeyer. o! the Beltsvilie, Md., experimenlal farm of the Agriculture Department, wilh word about how anli- biolics sprayed on the plants, caused them to kill many of the rusls and wills which attack them. CLEARF1ELD, PaJ-Al Uockweli lets 6th«n worry about International .d^ord. But h( can 'work himself up to a real pitch over-tru fact most of America's pianos. are out of tune. ile is afraid we are rearing a generation of young piano players who won't know middle "C" from the souiid of chipmunks scampering • across a tin roof. ' . , Rockwell a professional musician for 35 years, has 'timed more lhan 8,000 'piano; himself. . . Fearing piano tuning was becoming « dying craft, he started a school to teach this skill 10 years ago. • ' ' "A piano is the most expensive piece ot furnilure in most homes," he pointed out.."H something goes wrong with the television set a repair man is called immediately. But it the piano is a little out of tune-oh, well, its not worth bothering about." ROCKWELL FIRST became interested in piano luning-or, ralher, Ihe lack of it-while playing reed instruments with a traveling band at 'the age of seventeen. ;; ; : On theater circuits he ran into every type piano imaginable, most of them ; out of tune. "When the band complained," he said, "the story was always the same: There was only one Inner in lown. and he couldn't be found. The pianos went untuned year after year. They are probably still out of tune." Rockwell said Ihe situation was bven worse in the average home. - Parents start 'a child on piano lessons and the child gets all steamed up after a few sessions on his teacher's piano. But when he goes home to practice on' his own old oul-oMune' instrument he can't' get the same results, and loses interest. He quits Inking lessons. "This happens over and over,". Insisted .Rockwell. "Parents think any old, piano is good enough for a child to start on. "They say thai after Ihey're sure Ihe child is really interested in playing, they'll get a betler piano or have Ihe old one brought up to pitch. By then it .may be too late. The child's musical ear may be completely ruined." BUT ROCKWELL doesn't go along at all wilh many music store merchants who say half the nation's pianos are outworn and should be junked and replaced by new ones. He loves pianos as olhcr people love children and has put hundreds of aged and neglected inslrumcnls back inlo playing condition. "If the frame and plate are in good shape . and the piano is all right mechanically, there's no piano that cnn't be limed," he said. "For $25 or $30 an old piano can be turned into an instrument quite salisfactory for a child just starling lo play. The families that own such pianos can afford to have them tuned, but they can't afford to buy new ones." Students come from all over the country to attend Rockwell's school In (his small mountain town. The course, based on a technical system developed by Oliver Fausl, a German musician, lakes six months. Rockwell has turned out some 300 graduates, but sees no end lo Ihe prescnl shortage of competent trained piano tuners. He isn't happy aboul the situation, and won't be so long as he thinks even one child is learning to play on an out-of-lune piano. "Only tone-deaf musicians can play lone- deaf' instruments." he said gloomily. (Associated Press) THIS WORKS on walnut blight, fire blight on apples, soft rot of potatoes, downy mildew of cucumbers, cherry leaf spot, and tomato black rot. You've got lo apply the antibiotics in small amounls. well mixed with a million parts of water, or you're likely to'kill the plant. But the proper application of lerramycin and streptomycin on tomatoes until after their fruit has set, he said, sometimes has produced a crop 50 percent bigger than on the untreated plants in the next field. DR. GEORGE H'NEW of the Boycc Thompson Institute. Yonkers, N. Y., said among other things that he was amazed the way tliese drugs killed the mildew on his rose bushes. The gentlemen in general agreed that so little of these drugs ever would be eaten by people that they'd probably have no effect. They did say, though, thai this should be studied further. My guess is that the Food and Drug Administration will do considerable studying before it authorized penicillin in the cocoahul custard pie. (United Feature Syndicate, Inc.) Newsmen When they (GOP) come out (of San Francisco's Cow Palace), it will be the Bull-Palace.. •-.-Harry S. Truman on the GOP's '"decision to hold their co'nven- ' lion in the Cow Palace. Our schools have courses in reading, in writing and in speaking. But it's seldom that'you find a 'course in listening. .^-Dr. Wesley .'Wikselli Louisiana • •'• Stale 'University speech professor. • George Dixon ••".. The Washington Scene PISA, Ilaly-The Lord Mayor of this lopsided tourist magnet is just beginning to recover from overexposurc lo American humor. The worthy genllcman is coming along nicely now. but it was weeks before he could sec a U. S. Army engineer without shivering as wilh the ague. The Engineers, temporarily stationed at nearby Camp-Darby, did not mean to tauso so much agitation. They were merely indulging in standard GI banter. But when they were shown Ihe leaning tower of Pisa Ihey pretended professional concern over its sag. Solemnly they told their guide, who unfortunately undcrslood English: "H's a lucky thing we came to Pisa. We'll straighten this lower for you." The guide, who would have lo go to work if it wasn't (or the askew edifice, ran panting to Ihe Lord Mayor. The latter came on the double and implored Ihe Engineers lo Icavo the lower lurch. The pretended lo be deeply offended by Ms rejeclion of Iheir magnanimous offer and told him that if he wanled lo have his town marred by a cockeyed building it would have to be all right with Ihem. • A tilde'from a cow restored.a Tennessee farmer's speech. Vie can' Imagine',a' few of the first words ho said.. ' It Is difficult to find something to criticize about the (Chinese) Communist regime. . , • • . -Walter Rlckctt'of Seattle, Wash., •Just released after four years in Red Chinese prison. IF THE RUSSIAN edilors who have been visiting in Ihis country possess any of the qualities of good newsmen they cannot help but go home impressed by what they have seen. They have been guests at American newspapers. They have seen how free newspapers publish, how freely they criticize the government at every level and how thoroughly they cover the-news. Those Russian newsmen—if they are good reporters—will see for themselves that conditions in this country are good. If they look sharply, as reporters are supposed to do, they will find plenty of things wrong with us. There Is certainly room for improvement. : 'Biit -they will .also see that iridividuals-the so.called working class that Communists picture as exploited—have every opportunity for a good life. We cannot expect that the editors who have visited us will go back singing the praises ot our way of life. : Their freedom to. print their observations will definitely be limited and it may be that they will write distorted versions of what they saw. Yet they did have a chance to «<»• for themselves, they did rub up against the truth and some of that truth may stay with them. Their '. increased understanding may plfly an Important p'art In the relationship, between Russia and the United States come time In the future. 1 SOMETIMES think Americans should curb their kidding in foreign lands. It is taken seriously too often. It's only a year, ago that a group ol American newspapermen had the city fathers of Antwerp all upsel. We were being shown the beautiful old cathedral, one of the landmarks of the old world. A newspaperman named Harry Lever surveyed Ihe lovely patina laid on by the centuries, and horrified our Belgian hosts by saying: "You could clean that by sandblasting." - MY FASTIDIOUS bride has now been in the same clothes for five consecutive days and professes to he lacking in daintiness. I try to comfort her by saying it is not noticeable so long as she stands downwind, but she is singularly ungrateful. It isn't lh,il she's mislaid her changes-of raiment. She knows where they arc. They're in Zurich, Switzerland. The only trouble is that she hasn't yet figured a way to get them lo Haly. The saga of her laggard luggage sounds too pat to be true, but ils gospel. . . . • When we. flew into Zurich' from Copcn- . hogcn on this knowledge-seeking pilgrimage, we decided, on the spur of the momttot, to go the rest of the way to Rome by train. One. of (he • nicest, most obliging, young customs officials I've ever met said we needn't botlier with our luggage: lhat he'd personally see that| it was forwarded >to the elcrnal cily. WE BOARDED the mid-afternoon, train, which goes as far as Milan. That ride through the Alps was breathtaking. My bride was eating- it up until she learned there was no diner. The conductor assured her, however, that a woman would'soon come through the train with sandwiches and coffee. The food woman never came. H developed she'd missed;the train. . , . . . My loved one stared out the window at the world's most lovely scenery and sighed that It reminded htr of Held! of the Alps. My read- Ing of the classics has been neglected »nd I had to ask why. She replied wolfishly'that llcldl was always gorging? herself oh trcihly- baked bread. ':"..."•• : (Klnf Feilurfi, In,)..''.., , ' ..

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