Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on October 28, 1955 · Page 4
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FOUR Evening & Sunday Times ' ' Every Afternoon <«x«nt luniw) ;»« • ««i«l«» Montlni. Published by The Times «nd AllejMliii '•-' Comp«ny. 7-» South Mechinlc SI., CumberUnil, Md. " ' Entered «i wconi elm null nutter >l CumbtrlinS", . . HurrliDd, under the «cl ol Mirch 3, 1178 _ . Member ol the Audit Bultiu ol ClreulittoB Member'of The Associated Press - " Phone PA 2-4600 ACTUALLY, MANY in the West have viewed the prospect of a general Viet Nam election with great alarm, feeling that a Communist triumph would be almost inevitable. If Diem rebuffs all ap : peals for a mid-1956 election,'this will breach the 1954 pact signed at Geneva. Such an event might encourage the Communists to start a new military foray southward. s On the other hand, Diem might succeed, .with Western help, in making South Viet Nam a far stouter bastion against ' the. Communists than was thought possible a year ago. In Diem the West has a leader who seems considerably better tailored to their needs in Indochina than Bao Dai. It remains to be seen whether they can fix new lines of diplomacy which will take advantage of Diem's potential and safeguard the free soil of South Viet Nam. 'New Top Marine' THE NEW .COMMANDANT of the United Stales Marine Corps is LI. General Randolph McCall Pat'e. He succeeds Gen. Lemuel C. Shepherd. General Pate is an old Marine campaigner. He is a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute and his service with the Marine.Corps includes tours of duty in China, Santo Domingo and Hawaii. He helped to plan the first offensive of World War II, the Marine landing on Tulagi and Guadalcanal. He wears the Legion of Merit for his role' in planning the landings on Peleliu, Iwo .lima and Okinawa. In every war since the battle for Independence the. Marines have played an important part. Because they are a small unit compared with the Navy and Army they have been able to adapt quickly to the ever changing tech• niques of modern warfare. The record of the Marines is a proud one. Its officer corps is responsible for keeping the men of the corps proud of the uniform they wear. It is reassuring to know that the traditions of the corps and its leadership are in the capable hands of a man with the stature and experience of General - Pale. Rapid Groivtli. . ACCORDING TO TUB Census Bureau, there were 12 million more Americans in the land in mid-1954 than at the last official count in 1950. That is a sizable block to add to our population, a '•hard physical fact that must be dealt with at every level of planning, from telephone and electric service to federal tax collections. In this figure is part of the substance of our remarkable continuing industrial growth. It means more houses, more household appliances, more cars, more TV sets. It also means more traffic, more urban crowding, more tensions among city dwellers, more social problems. Most of us look back to 1950 and think of it pretty much in today's terms. But that America is already on the way out, transformed by our own swelling numbers. A few years hence fresh waves of people will have made 1955 as ancient, «s 1950 Is now. EVENfNG TIMES. CUMBEKLANP.. MD., FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, ,195fr " Whiti Dial PA-2.4600, for « WANT .AP. T«k«i The Thrill That Comet One* in a Li/crime A WEBSTER CLASSIC "Weekly tubicriptlon r«le by Csrriersi One «tek •Evcnlni only 3K: Evenlnj Times P""™.i" Evenini >nd Sundiy Times «o per week; Sundsy Times only, IQc per copy. . 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A Welcome Vole '• THERE CAN BE no sadness in the Western world over the vote in South Viet Nam, Indochina, by which Premier Ngo Dinh Diem replaced Bao Dai, the absentee emperor now lolling about on the French Riviera. The referendum on the iquestion whether the people wanted Bao • Dai removed was overwhelmingly in the affirmative, It was the first vote, incidentally, that ever was taken in South Viet '. Nam. Bao Dai, who had been installed as chief of state by the French after World War II, had come in re'cent years .to be pictured as a playboy puppet- of French colonialism. For more than a year he has li"ed in France. When Diem this spring successfully quelled internal revolt in South Viet Nam, he felt strong enough to challenge Bao Dai's authority. The latter, speaking from the safety of .his French villa, "dismissed" Diem, but the premier ignored the order and carried on. SINCE DIEM'S TRIUMPH in the referendum means a big step toward a new republic, he is bound to have much sympathy among Western peoples. The casting aside of Bao Dai clears.the air. It also complicates the execution of the 1954 armistice agreement affecting Indochina. That pact calls for general elections in both North and South Viet Diem in July, 1956. However, the agreement was signed by North Viet Nam and the French,' not the representatives of South Viet Nam. Diem has shown no intention of accepting it. Presumably, therefore, the. Communists of North Viet Nam will have to deal with him, not the French, if they expect to hold elections throughout both sectors of the divided, land. There' would now seem to be no assurance that this balloting will be held, unless Big Four diplomats meeting at Geneva can find some means of effective pressure on Piem. Looking Sideways t NEW YORK — A few days ago, only partially ignited .by a new and detailed book concerning the tragedies, triumphs and tribute' There still exist musicians who believe he might have. But Johann. never'uttered-a word in his own defense, refusing milirantly lo^ do Uiins of famed composers, there so when pressed by friends. The was mention here of a few of the clearest answer to the indiclment musical enigmas in the big lo'me. -would be that each note and bar Why did Salieri poison Mozart, unmislakably bears the signature, was Berlioz a blackmailer? That of the genius of Johann Strauss. kind of tidbit. • • • But now "Private-Lives of the 'AFTER 150 years, some students 'Great Composers'-' has been read 0 [ mus j c al history still believe that in its entirety and I hasten to'sug- g a licri poisoned' Mozart. On his gcst that you read it, too. Bernard deathbed, Salieri's last conscious Grun, a composer himself, and en- at ,i was to d cn y t n j s . But he did deared to this reporter for all time ,, 0 -j son Mozart with hate and jeal- because of his music lo Thomas ousyi ti )oug h no t with any venom Wolfe's drama, "Mannerhouse," cxccpt of tne sp j,.jt. Pushkin made has done a prodigious job of col- a p i ay 0 [ [ ne accusation and Kims. lecting into one work Ihe juiciest, ky-Korsakov wrote an opera, ripest, most diverting of the fables and facts concerning the'world's greatest music writers from Wagner to Berlin. What did happen was that Salieri stood in Mozart's way at all times, refusing to influence the court for Mozart, slandering him and spcak- , , _ .... .ing disparagingly of him. When WHY DID Rossini, who wrote W o zart died, the exulting Salieri exclaimed: "A genius has departed Let us rejoice, for soon no one would' have given us a piece of bread for our own music." This careless, callous statement "William Tell" at 37, never again write- ior the stage although he lived for 40 years after its debut? As decade piled on decade and ho music came 'from the man in close . retirement, people began to wonder: was he' afraid of a failure, caused'the rumor to start. The virulence of the story that he had was he ill, had he made so much pois j, ned Mozarl destroyed Salieri money he didn't wish :to work again? The truth was simple, so simple that almost any composer has suffered, it. Even Irving Berlin has moments of this kind of panici "I wrote operas," Rossini told a and when he died, he died in the poor wing of a public hospital. ANOTHER Johann Strauss story. The first performance of "The Blue Danube" was a fiasco — totally. Thomas L. Stokes Demos Have Chance To Write '56 Platform close friend toward the. close of Josef tried to. comfort his brother, WASHINGTON — Whoever is the Democratic Presidential candidate ' next year — and we are made aware daily of the keen rivalry for that honor —. he will be better off having a platform on which to run. In this respect the Democrats are lucky. They control Congress and thus have a chance to write a platform for their candidate by their accomplishment.;' in' the national legislative body, rather than relying chiefly upon criticism of Eisenhower Administration policy. They can, in short, offer a contrast by their specific measures. This is a rare opportunity, for it is seldom that the White House and*Congress are split between the parties as they are now; Usually itself means that the party which wrested control pf Congress from the other halfway in an Administration, as did the Democrats in the 1954 election, goes on to recapture the While House also in the Presidential elections two years later. ONLY ONCE has there been an exception to that rule in this century — in 1948 when President Truman was re-elected after Republicans had won Congress in 1946, two years before. That 'astounding upset in 1948 was ascribed in part to the Republican management of the 80th as demonstrated in the 1954 Congressional elections. CONSEQUENTLY the Democratic leadership in Congress proceeded warily avoiding any attack upon thorizc a flat- $20 across-the-board tax cut for every taxpayer, lower from 65 to 62 the. age at which women become, eligible for old age pensions under the Federal Social Security system, and re- 1 his life, "when melodies overwhelmed me, when they came searching ior me! But one day 'I noticed that they did not come any more, that I had to search for them.. And that was the moment when I gave up.-" LAST SUNDAY, because it was that kind of a sparkling; day, I played Johann Strauss' "Die .Fle- : dermaus" in its richness and bcau- the President, himself. It did not tore rigid price supports at 90' I'y and wit. But to this day there offer any comprehensive legislative program o( its own, declining to lake the jinitiative.- Here and there,- as occasion of- per cent of parity on five basic, agricultural commodities in place of the flexible formula' supported exists the shred of rumor, which spread like a fire 'soon after the saying:-"Never mind. You'll soon write another." "Of course, I will," replied Johann. "I don't mind about the waltz at all. The only thing I'm sorry about is that this darned thing had such a nice and elaborate coda!" The Library Publishers edition is filled with such jewels, including the gem that Sir Arthur Sullivan, of Gilbert and Sullivan, once deigned to hear a Mrs. Armstrong sing and. when she finished] was patronizing about her talent. He by the Administration and voted .that Johann had stolen .it word. debut of the opera in April, 1874, lived,.'one hopes, to blush for hav- fered, the .Democrats sought toa by the 83rd Republican Congress, note and plot from the effects of revise the Eisenhower program to make it closer to Democratic philosophy. That was mainly in matters of domestic policy. In foreign affairs it supported the President's posilion by and large. But for the second, pre-election The margins of Democratic victory were narrow on the. tax and farm bills. his dead brother, Josef. ing been so condescending to Nellie Melba, CMcNaucbt Syndicate, Inc.) IN PROJECTING these measures for Senate consideration and action, the party leadership will session of the 84th Congress that j] 0 t be bound by the form approv Frederick Othman Pretzels Without Beer begins in January, the Democratic leadership will adopt bolder tactics. At the outset the House-Senate party leadership is expected to outline in broad terms a party legislative program which can serve, in effect, as a' sort of platform for the coming campaign to the extent that is possible in a program. Its emphasis will be on domestic issues, since we may expect in foreign policy a continuation of tile cooperation, of the first session. ed by the House, but may revise them. Nor can the leadership expect •100 percent support from the party, .especially on lax and farm measures. Here recruito will be needed from Republican ranks in the Senate. On ils part, the Republican leadership will try to hold party lines in support of Administration policy with the result that we may expect hard battles and close votes. In these and . other issues, WASHINGTON — Here' was this handsome lady, Mrs. Alex V. Tisdale of Pottstown, Pa., with a brown satin pretzel on her hat, a small China pretzel on each ear, and a large gold pretzel at her throat. I had a dale for breakfast with her husband. He made the waitress gulp (and me, too) when he ordered a bowl of pretzels'and a pitcher of cream. The pretzels he crumbled. Then he poured on the cream, sprinkled over all a spoon Democrats upon our keeping up our guard and will resist vigorously any weakeri- however, insist chiding the controversial and.yet of sugar, and announced that for Congress and the manner in which ing of our defenses in any respect. ils failures, particularly in the field of social welfare, were capitalized on by President Truman in his aggressive. 1948 campaign. So Democrats have a fairly recent warning lhat they can flub Ilieir big chance. There was a , complicating factor also when they took over control of Congress last January which maltes their job more difficult. That was the continued high personal popularity of President Eisenhower despite the waning of his party in public favor They will follow a cautious policy of watchful waiting so far as Hus-' sia ,is concerned. ON DO.MESTIC matters Democrats already have made a beginning in two measures affecting voters as' a whole and one affecting a segment of our population that is important both -economically and politically. These measures, passed by the House in the last session and pending before the Senate, would au- unrcsolvcd highway and federal aid-for-school-conslruction measures Democratic leaders are aware of the pitfalls and political risks. But to overcome the Eisenhower influence, whether. he himself is the candidate or not, they believe that a legislalive record on which they can go to tl.e people to combat the Republican party is their best possible argument. In politics there is nothuig so helpful as to be .able to have a good answer to the question: "What have you done for me lately?" (United KcMme Syndicate, Inc.) he could remember pretzels three limes as long he'd eaten a day. You now have the idea: I was in a nest 'of pretzel-benders. It was the 15th annual convention o[ the National Pretzel Benders In- slitute and everybody, 'including President Ralph B. Kennedy of Leetonia, Ohio, was eating pretzels and talking about the" romance of his favorite food. pretzel bakery today. So we don't have many starters." ONE OTHER pretzel problem has-been solved. That's the salt. Before the World War II this was made by an evaporative process so that it would not melt under high heat. • ' This was a costly melhod and after the war the salt companies began selling the bakers salt mined in Louisiana. It was hard and sharp and sometimes it was bitter. The twisters prolesled and they-now. understand that the salt makers have evolved a new process to give them genuine old- fashioned pretzel salt. I. could write'more about pretzels because it took Tisdale some time lo absorb a bowl of them with cream and sugar, but I have ,an idea you're already more of a pretzel expert than you ever expected. lUnlled Feature Syndicate. Inc.) Larscn-Gilmore Envoy Rivals Noted Capital Hostesses WASHINGTON — (NEA-) —.Perle Mesta is back in town and Gwen Cafrilz has her invilation printing press going, but Is'icaraguan Ambassador Seville Sacasa continues lo run first in the party-idea department. Other morning—repeat, morning—he threw a champagne party at tlie awarding of some medals or other.' Thai's accomplishment enough. But he managed to cram a whole brunch on one hors d'oeuvre. It consisted of lhre,e kinds of cheese, a quarter of a stuffed egg and a tiny piece of bacon all piled on one piece of loast. claims he can Dreak 100 at golf. 814 somebody Ihere knows all about the "19th hole"—the dut- fer's term for a bar. Other night at a movie cocktail party we picked up one of their match books. It has a slick gold cover with "Embassy of the USSR" printed in black letters. And above that is a neat little picture o! a golf . bag leaning against a 19th-hoie sign. Official explanation: "They've been around for a long time. And we're not giving up the symbol of Hie hammer and sickle." slalus of it is now "suspended." First reports saying it was "canceled" have been denied. Ike mighl be recovered enough lo go through a reception or two later in the winter or in the spring, they still hope. AT THE FLOSSY black tie open-' INCIDENTALLY; if there ing of the National Symphony sea- . » propaganda message son Norwegian Ambassador Wilhelm • Munthe. de Morgenstierne, dean of. the diplomatic corps, arrived at Constitution Hall late and caused a small crisis. . There's a standing rule that latecomers must remain outside untjl the first number is completed. Symphony officials decided to stick by the policy and told the ambassador and his party they'd have to wait; "We should have skipped Ihe last course." cracked de Morgenstierne. "Besides I ate too much." was the movie, il was lost on most of the audience because all lines were spoken in Russian. It was a technicolor "Romeo and Juliet." by the Moscow Ballet, set lo music by Serge Prokofieff. Swell if you like arty sluff. If Ihere was any propaganda YOUNG, GENIAL Bob Hill, who just returned from trouble-shooting two ambassadorships in Cen- Iral America to become assistant lo Undersecretary of State Herbert Hoover. Jr., rushed away from an official embassy reception a few minutes after he arrived the olhcr afternoon. He explained: "The Slate Department rule is that the official car can only wait 10 minutes and I detest hitchhiking." SOME OF THE fanciest entertaining in this town goes on behind the scenes in private homes or clubs. It's' usually a small dinner party with plenty of inlimale cori- versalion and a selection of food MRS. -AUGIE GRIPPO of Cincinnati dropped by with a bag of her favorite, one-loop pretzels. Everybody in Cincinnati, "said she, eats one-loopers, which came up as a .kind of fortunate mistake of Angle's. She said after years of baking hand-knotted pretzels, her husband invented a machine that tied double bowknots in pretzels. It didn't work so well; it made one loop, but it always clanked to a halt at two. .Mrs. Grippo said there was Augie and his machine one day, trying to fill a rush order. All Augie to fill a rush order. All was onc-loopers. In desperation he baked and delivered them on a money-back guarantee. The customers ordered more exactly like them. I suggested that with beer sales booming, so must be pretzels. Executive Secretary Tisdale of the benders seemed shocked. He had nolhing against beer as a beverage, but he said pretzels had only a slight relationship lo il. JONATHAN Daniels, editor of the News and Observer in Raleigh, N. C.. often has wise things to say about special problems of the South. A recent statement on the reaction of some southerners to the supreme court decision banning segregation in the public schools is a case in point. Speaking at Coker college in Hartsville, S. C., Daniels remarked that the problems created by this decision are by no means simple. "But il can be made a more serious problem," he said, "by those who step promptly, confidently, angrily forward with ruthless remedies." ' He added: "Among such suggested remedies llic most tragic proposal ever made in a presumably intelligent land is thai the South solve this great public problem by pulling an end lo public education—indeed to all education so far as (he overwhelming, majority of the people are concerned." This oulspoken editor properly "THE .PRETZEL was invented observes that if such a suggestion by a monk in a monastery for use _ W ere accepted it would "reduce plug during the evening, il was in lhat would be impossible to offer the Marinovannaya Ryda which on a mass scale. Ihey served and which was a great hit. It's marianaled fish mixed wilh onions, carrols and spices. NO ONE AT the Soviet embassy • IN CASE YOU'RE confused about the 'formal White House winter social season, the technical History From The Times Files TEN YEARS AGO Odolwr 28, IS45 Three local brothers arrested here.on charge of robbery of farm home of '80-year-old Somerset County woman. . Fred L. Cessna, this city, found dead on BtO 'train on 'which he was * member of the crew. Frank Martin,, 55, of Somerset County, dies in' car-train accident at Deer Park., TWENTY YEARS AGO October 21, IMS Work on local WPA projccls (tops, with oil hut five of 140 workers on slrikr. Death in Piedmont of George K, Klenckc, 82, oldest native of lhat community. Richard L. Smith, 10, dies of injuries suffered when struck by an automobile on Bedford Road. TI1IKTV YEARS AGO October 28, 1925 Dcalh in Baltimore of Hcv. Gus- Olher night, for exarnplj, former ambassador Robert Guggenheim laid out a litlle spread in honor of Dr. George Ych, Nationalist China's foreign minister. Try it on your husband sometime. • ' Caviar, sour cream and vodka, turtle, quail, French . peas'wilh water chcstnuls, shoe-siring potatoes, tossed green salad, pate de fois gras and wine souffle foj dessert.' Also three kinds of wine including La Tache, Romance of babies," he said. "My three daughters were teethed on pretzels. So were 'my 13 grandchildren. Happiest children you ever ;saw. Pretzels are very good in cooking, too. You ask Mrs. 1 Tisdale." She said pretzel pie is a delight. Crumble the pretzels with butter . to make a crumb crust, pour in the -cream filling, and bake. For lurkcy the ideal stuffing is pretzels. In Philadelphia, .said she, the pretzel sundae , is ! popular: crushed pretzels on top of vanilla :ice cream. - . . \ Big problem of the pretzel twisl- ers is lhat there's not enough of them. There arc only 90 pretzel . bakeries in America, said Tisdale, and Ihey can't, keep up wilh Ihe demand. The institute-is'doing all a whole people to levels at which lliey could not be expected intelligently to cope with this problem or any other." • Such a "secession from civilization," as Daniels calls il, probably will ,not occur. But it is a pity that'll was ever proposed. The South needs wiser counsel than that if it is ever to solve its difficult racial problems. Barbs Whal you Ihink arc your biggest troubles are the ones other people just can't see. .Conti 1949 which goes for eight it can^to encourage cslablishmcnt bucks a bottle. " of more pretzel bakeries. Ttye main trouble wilh Ihe expression, "How are you?".is .that it leads lo lots of folks telling all their tr&tiblcs.. THEY WERE hashing over fool- ball at a cocktail party when one "expert" began to orale on the ui-mn 111 umuiuuiu ui uuv. vnja- - . - . lavus W. Hobbsi retired pastor of famous gome between Ohio State Methodist Episcopal Church here where he had served 50 years. FORTY" YEARS AGO • . October 28, 19U Local officials lake note of (.number of male residents who aro "THIS ISN'T as easy' as it sounds," Tisdale added. "You can't afford to tie knots in pretzels -by hand any more; the labor Is loo cosily and anyhow il takes a very nervous type person to One way 16 get' back your lost youth; .An Ohio man married a girl rather than face a breach of promise suit. "It was three," .broke hefty individual. • . "Whnt makes you so sure leaving .town for llopcwcll, Va., buddy?" the man asked. seeking employment-In munitions '' "I.ought lo know. I wcs play-, planl engaged In making cxplo- ing end for Ohio Stale,", said Jim and Notre Dame in 1936. He described how the Irish scored, two touchdowns in the 'twist pretzel dough". Quick, like, lost three minutes of the game. So you've got'to put In aulomalic pretzel knotting machinery. These machines arc manufactured. by In a Silence may be golden, but not to the person who really deserves a pal on the back. •A doctor's advice is what some people 'pay dearly for and then neglect to use. . • slvcs for Allies. Knovak, NBC executive here. three different firms. They arc mechanical marvels and they cost like-sin. ;! " .. .'. Tip lo fishermen: Hurry up and "I.esllmnle that it would cost get your story in before all of the at Icsst |2'>0,000 to establish a big fish have gotten away, AP Reporter's Notebook . ; ': i..-;"" -•• - .." UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.-i.How- would you. feel if your well-loved older,brother suddenly were stricken ill. and people began to suggest that maybe you were the man to. take over' his job eventually? •• " .. ...^.".' This is (he spot that President'Millon Eisenhower of Pennsylvania State University finds himself on today. It Is an embarrassing . spot, and not at all to his liking. , With President Ike presumed by many to be out of the picture as a candidate, in. 1956, a quiet boom has developed an support of his younger brother for the ' White House posL^ "Why nol Millon?" is the question beinfP asked by a number of high.-officeholders as well as ordinary parly workers. Although Milton Eisenhower has a record of government service perhaps unmatched in ils variety, he has never run for an elective office. He has never shown a desire', to. He isn't showing one now. . HE IS A MAN OF DEEP .personal and family loyalties. Those'near him say he has been very lonely since (he death last year of his wife, Helen Eakin Eisenhower, in whose memory friends are now erecting a campus chapel here. President Ike once called' Milton the smartest of the Eisenhower brothers. In 1953 he told a congressman: , . . . "You needn't sell Millon to me. I think lie's the greatest man in the United States. If it wasn't for his name, .he would be in a high government position." It is the magic of the Eisenhower name, of course, thai partly explains why some politicians are 'nosv looking yearningly Milton's way. Bui he has more than his name to recommend him. Like Ike he has' the. gift ol creating a happy learn around him. While he lacks Ike's bonfire grin, he has a pleasanl personality, and is regarded as a belter writer and speaker than his older brother. He also has behind him an impressive record in education, government and business. Never interested in government service on a purely factional level, he has served in high posts under every President from Coolidge to his own brother. THOSE POSTS HAVE qualified him as an expert in fields ranging from soil conservation lo labor-management disputes. - psychological warfare to government reorganization, refugee work lo international diplomacy. Among other things he is a director of two business firms. "He doesn't just hold an office," someone once remarked. "He absorbs it." What does such a man do for fun? A work day that sometimes runs to 18 hours a day docs not leave him much time for hobbies, but Milton likes lo relax by fishing, reading detective stories.' gardening and playing the piano. Miiton Eisenhower is 56 years old, a highly eligible age for a presidential candidate. If President Ike voluntarily steps out of the political picture, would Millon heed the pleas of his new "discoverers" and step in? The question is premature. But the prcsi- denlial political lightning has struck twice in tlie same family, several times before in American history. It conceivably could again. Those near Milton Eisenhower feel sure of one thing. He would never consider taking m, political step without at least the tactic consen™ of his older brother. (A.MOcfsted PreiO George Dixon The Washington Scene NAPLES—We took the beautiful but hair- raising drive around the cliffs to Sorrento tor dinner in a quaint old Italian castle. The set- • ting was so rpmantic we got carried away and ordered chianti. When the bottle came it bore Ihe label of a well-known New York department slore. A fellow can't .really leave the U. S.. any more. It lollows him around the world. About the only way European cities differ from ours is that they have more candy stores and pastry shops. They're like we were before dieting became our great national pastime. IT IS BECOMING increa'singly difficult for an American, abroad to keep in mind that he isn't still at home. This may explain a grotesque howler which has drawn horselaughs from every American GI stationed in Italy. There arc two huge .U. S. army post exchanges in Ihis land—here at Naples, and at Camp Darby, near Leghorn. They are stocked with everything from shoes lo sealing wax, but particularly with canned foods. The turnover is tremendous—in all but one line. The purchasing agenl forgol where he was. As a consequence, bolh PX's are sluck with shelves full of canned spaghetti! WE HADN'T INTENDED coming to Naples so soon. We were going lo stick around Venice and sludy Ihe quainl types from Albuquerque, trying to look at ease in gondolas, but something happened that shook us lo the core. An American checked into Venice wilh two golf- bags. On lop of Ihis Ihe American consul, Henry Pills, said he couldn't have us to dinner unless we brought some Italians with us. He said our Stale Deparlment wouldn't lift the check for a meal unless Italians were among the guests. He explained lhat this was because his primary job as consul was to bring Italians and Americans together. We conceded thai 'this was' splendid, in theory and tried to meet the terms. But we couldn't find an Italian in all lhat network of canals who cared to eat with us. And, on lop of this again, we felt the long supprcssive hand of the Pentagon. We were interviewing one of our top military men in Italy and asked him how many officers there were at Camp Darby. 'He answered wilh nil the carefree frankness of a press information officer.. who had just been cauiioned by the Secretary of Defense. This is his exact rcplyj* "The number of officers at Camp Darby ~ classified. But I think there are something like 402." WE HAD'OPPORTUNITY, on the journey soulh through Italy, to check into our cultural and technical exchange program. I hate^lo say this, but I'm.convinced it is nol reaching down lo Ihe right people—the poorer, less privileged classes, who are riper for Communism. '.'.'• Italy's caste system Is Mill so inflexible thai the man al the bottom has litlle chance to pull himself up. The great, mass'of the people never come In contact with our programs for advancement. • So far, all we seem to be doing is adding lo the education of the educated, Tin afraid Ihe avowed purpose of our multi-million, dollnr program Is being almost completely nulllflM. .(King r««ttir«it, Inc.)

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