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FOUR EVENING TIMES, CUMBERLAND, MD, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1955 Evening & Sunday Times E»*ry Afternoon (except ionday) and Sunday Mornlni. Published by Th» Tlm«» »i><J *' le J» n A» B Company. T-» South Mechanic St., Cumberland. Md. Entered «• wcond elan mall matter it Cumberland. Maryland, under the act of March 3. 1879 _ Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulation Member, of The Aasoclated Pre»» -Phone PA 2-4600 Vmeen Audience A WEBSTER CLASSIC Weekly subscription rate by Carriers! One week Evcnin* oaly 36c; Evening Timei pel copy 6c; Evening and Sunday Time. 46c per wee* Sunday Times only. lOe pea copy. Mail Subscription Rates Eveninf Timea 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Postal Zones tlJS Month - J7.00 Six Months - $14.00 On. Vear 5th 6th, 7th and 8th Portal Zones 11.50 Month - $8.50 Si* Months - S17.00 One Xe» Mail Subscription Rates Sunday Tunes Only 1st. 2nd, 3rd and 4th Postal Zones 50 One Month - $3.00 Six Months - $6.00 One Xear 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th Postal Zones .60 One Month - $3.60 Six Months - $7.20 One tear The Evenint Times and Sunday. Times assume no financial responsibility for typographical errors In advertisements but will reprint that part of an .dvertisement in which the typographical error occurs, errors must be reported at once. Wednesday Afternoon, Nov. 2,1955 OUR COUNTRY The union ot hearts, the union ot ho/ids and tht Flag ot our Union forever.—Morrit. Challenge To The West NO RESPONSIBLE Western diplomats are pretending it was not a setback to Western solidarity to have the rich industrial Saar region on the .German- French border emphatically vote down proposed internationalization of the area. But we can be moderately reassured by. the fact that neither German Chancellor Adenauer nor-Premier Faure of France chose to read disaster in this unhappy outcome of-the Saar plebiscite. They ex , D-D/\RLIM<5. e/JObY THAT S-SOAP WITH V-VoU. V-Voo MUST C- HOUSe SOOM Fof* A GOOD CRY I-I'D LOVE IT . J Whitney Bolton Looking Sideways Dial PA-2.4600 for a WANT-AD Taktr Hal Boyle AP Reporter's Notebook NEW YORK — There has been some complaint from the wastrel set lately that New York is hot what it used to be and that it is becoming difficult to find a night club in which there is any fun after 2 o'clock in the morning. Now this, of course, is a superficial complaint'and bears no relation to the troubled times of our world, but so long as there are a few souls who must find merriment in the small hours, let us not badger them for their wilfulness but supply a way out for them — and for us. I know where to tell these people to go, thus serving a double purpose. They will find the solace they seem to hunger for and we in New York will be rid of their nonsense. Thomas L. Stokes changed expressions of good will. They __, ---. o A T 1 f\f Tl ¥7 promised to work for continued good j[0 m Dewey Seen As Leader Ut Ike T orces relations between Germany and France, •*-V^"-V^ T J . and for general : European unity. This will now be more difficult of achievement, the French had insisted on Europeanizing the Saar as a price for theit- support of German rearmament" ahd : admission to NATO. The tiny-Saar long has been the subject of German claims and French counterclaims. International control was the only solution the French would accept short of the Saar's unification with France itself. • THE PLACE to go is Mexico City, where no night club worth its name and doorman means anything before 1 o'clock in the morning and people who arrive before 1:30 are considered parvenus. The genteel hour to go night clubbing in Mexico City is after 2 o'clock in the morning, when things are just beginning to warm up. People do' not dine until" 11 o'clock at night and they customarily require three hours for dinner, which is a civilized way of sitting at table. There are, of course, night clubs in Mexico City which are alive and merry at 11 or even 10 o'clock at night, but they are gilded traps designed for tourists from the mid- western sections of ' the United States who begin to turn wan at midnight. They look askance at people who like to drink from glasses or from bottle-necks held to the mouth. You hear castanets as only gitanos know how to make them murmur and whisper and guitar music such as even Segovia weeps over. If you like to watch gypsy dancing then La Bodega, another low celier given to no tourist parading, is your place. Don't ask taxi drivers to take you. They'll steer you to a golden palace which might as well be on Broadway. IN ISTANBUL the nearest approach to these two is to be found in a series of .sub-sub-cellars, which are left to the flies and spiders until about 4 o'clock in the morning. You leave the sidewalk'level and go down flights of' damp stone stairs until, at last, some SO feet below the ground, you sit in a smudged room where the gypsies come to meet other gypsies — and they don't care whether you are there or not. They didn't ask you., You came. They will stand for your.-being there, but they'd rather you weren't. No one knows what Istanbul gypsies do until. 4 o'clock in the morning, but at .4 o'clock they wander down into these whitewashed caves for fun and merrymaking on a solid, sincere basis. FRENCH LEADERS and. Adenauer had agreed - : on., thisi answer, and both French and.German parliaments had endorsed it formally. But the citizens of the Saar said "no," thereby upsetting all the well-laid plans. What now? Presumably the Saar will continue for a^ while at least in its present status: an economic union with France but a government largely free of either French or German control. The Saar population^ mostly German, voted for this economic arrangement two years after. World War II.. In legislative elections of 1952 the ; overwhelming ma- 'jprity favored-continuing the union and also endorsed 'political Europeanizatiori. Ii the,latest.plebiscite it has not voted to end the economic tie with "France,' but seems to have reversed'itself on the issue of internationalizing, A heavy pressure campaign by narrow German nationalists undoubtedly had much to do with the result. . . • WASHINGTON - Former gov- "ernor and'twice Republican Presidential candidate Thomas E. Dewey of New York waved aside any discussion of politics when he stepped off the airplane with Mrs. Dewey from his round-the-world business trip. . But he could not avoid becoming involved in the emergency 'sit- 'uation that developed in his party while he was away due to the illness *of the President whom:he helped to nominate and'.elect. This is not a matter for public • state- jnents, but for quiet counsel and maneuver into which the experienced Mr. Dewey is being drawn. In the Eisenhower wing, of the party it is hoped that he may be able to suggest some of the answers for which its leaders have been groping. Thus for the party's dilemma has no single, strong leader been produced to try to set the Republican house in order in. the absence of direct participation by the . President, himself.. Maybe Mr. Dewey can offer such leadership. Dewey in 1948, contested for the party's nomination. Its leader now is Senator William F. Knowland who is. party leader .in the. Senate and may himself become a can-' didate for the 1956 nomination. As to candidates, the problem, of the Eisenhower wing, as it looks now; boils down to whether it is willing to accept Vice President Nixon and jiack him or whether it wants to get another candidate. This decision cannot wait too long, "it is now recognized, here. .'•."' They cheerfully accepted a later alteration of the mythical character from "the strong, silent man" to a cracker barrel philosopher fondly called plain "Cal," who was quoted in succinct and apt quips and posed with sheepish grin in cowboy chaps and Indian headdress with complete impartiality. THERE CERTAINLY is no likelihood that in the light of this vote the Saar will soon be attached again to Germany, as it was before World War I and then from 1935 through World War II. If Western diplomats, have any bright ideas left after this debacle at the polls, they are not yet revealing them.; France over recent years has made it eminently clear how firm is its resistance to the return of the Saar to Germany. By this plebiscite, the nationalist Germans who made their weight felt in the Saar have made equally; plain their determination not to let the prize slip permanently from their grasp. It is a real stalemate, and a challenge to Western leaders who wish to preserve and enhance the strength of the free Western alliance. Sun Phojie Service WHEN GEORGE Mathews, a cotton and peanut farmer near Americus, Ga., spoke into the telephone the other day, his words were commonplace. "Hello, Gene," he said. "This is George Mathews. How many bales of cotton do I have in your warehouse?" The words were ordinary, but the'occasion for the words was far from it. For George Mathews was speaking the first words uttered on a commercial telephone line powered by a solar battery. This is the first device that will transform sunlight directly into electricity. The sun's rays, which indirectly are the source of virtually all our energy, activate silicon wafers in the solar battery and create an electrical charge. Carried off in wires, this charge is sufficient to light lamps, operate telephones and do other moderate electrical work. It was only a year'ago'that the Bell Telephone Laboratories announced the invention of such a battery. Now it is being tested commercially on a small scale. In the future—no one knows how far—it may be an important source ot power. Science has taken another step forward. THE PROBLEM^iS: riot\ simple'/ by any means, but it can be. defined simply. So far as the Eisenhower wing of the party is concerned, which was the "Dewey wing" through two previous campaigns, the aim is to keep the party under its control and to arrange matters so that a candidate of its choice and persuasion can be nominated next August in San Francisco. As to the matter of party control, the challenge arises from the old 'Taft. wing" once headed by the late Senator Robert A. Taft of Ohio • whom General Eisenhower in 1952, .and before that Tom BY VIRTUE of his office, the VicejPresident is now in ' the favored position strategically and his position .becomes better'with every passing day that he occupies the center of the stage by himself and gets into the headlines with accompanying photographs every time he does anything at all. He is by way of becoming "somebody"—and let us here re-, call the old adage: "you can't beat somebody with nobody:" His position 1 lends itself to the publicity build-up that is going on in his behalf. The. creation of what some cyncs are" jokingly calling "the new Nixon" as he takes on all sorts of attributes suitable for a contestant for the White House. It reminds an old-timer, such as this reporter, of another build-up many years ago, the creation of "the strong, silent man" out of the dour, red-headed New Englander— Calvin Coolidge—who succeeded to the Presidency ..on the-death of Warren G. Harding. . That time was widely advertised as an era of peace and prosperity as is this, and people were in the mood for a myth in the White House. MR. DEWEY was party to the selection of Senator Richard Nixon as Vice Presidential candidate. It may be surmised that he saw in the relentless young 'Congressional investigator, and prosecutor the image of another sucfh, • the young district attorney by name of Tonr Dewey. • • He also recognized,. as did others, the political'advantage' in having on the Republican ticket the young man who had brought Alger Hiss into the light. He could dramatize to the country, as he subsequently did, the charge hurled at the Democrats of "Communists in government." Whether Mr. Dewey finds the Californian also suitable in his eyes now for the top spot we must wai| and see. Some others in the Eisenhower wing do /not. .believe, Dick Nixon fits into that, niche, but they are very much aware that he does have powerful support in high places,in the American big business community which is so influential in our politics -just now. This explains the nervous restraint his Republican co-workers now exercise as .they tip-toe about gingerly. * . It will be interesting to see how Tom Dewey sizes it all up. He could, of course, look in the mirror once again in search of a candidate—though that does not seem a likely solution. (United Feature Syndicate, Inc.) THE TRUE citizen of Mexico City wouldn't be caught dead in a night club before 2 a. m., and his cousin, in Madrid, thinks 3 a. m. even better. Nor would either think of entering the.tourist dead- falls. They want the real' thing .designed for aficionados of night life. . • • • , The best in Mexico City isn't advertised, is scarcely known by any tourist alive, and is real low gitano. You can't dance, but the Spanish Gypsy menu is incompara: ble, and if you don't know how to ' hold a gypsy wine bottle a yard from your mouth and hit it from there without spilling a drop on your jacket or shirt-front you''d best pass up the drinking. MADRID can match either Mexico City or Istanbul for real quill, native night clubbing on a non- ornate basis. If you want sparkling silver,. crisp linen, a waiter captain, and a wine steward, go to the places that advertise and hope for Americans with wallets. If you want savor and color and reality find a cellar—but a real one. Because there are even some fake cellars,.put together to make tourists think they are in the real thing. El Rincon de Goya in Mexico City and La Bodega there, are real. El Capo and El Gitano Feo in Madrid are real. The Istanbul gypsies don't even bother with names or ads giving addresses. They just go .where they know they are among friends. An Istanbulian could show you, however. ' Now, all you lucky winter travelers, you have had a short course in how to night club just before dawn in a fascinating way in three fascinating cities of the world. (McNaught Syndicate, Inc.) Frederick Othnlan Navy Has Too Many Demons Peter Edson WASHINGTON.-Looks to me like the Navy is knee deep in Demons. For the admirals this isn't exactly • comfortable. These Demons mostly are flying machines that never will fly. .A' few did take to 'the air, 'but- after 11 crashes and four deaths,. the management grounded them. Now, apparently, theyr'e to be used on the earth only for training mechanics. All $154,000,000 worth. That strikes me as a lot of money for airplanes that won't go into the air, but the big brass insists earnestly that it is a small price for lessons learned. - One of the admirals said after that he couldn't understand why these Congressmen ' should be investigating. • He said you'd did its best. the McDonnell Aircraft Corp., of St. Louis; • The engines simply didn't have enough beef to hurtle the extra tons through the substratosphere. It was as simple as that. ,.- By the time the Navy got -around to cancelling • the contracts, Westinghouse had delivered 107 engines,. while McDonnell had produced 60 airframes. Research Finds Ways To Use Farm Surpluses WASHINGTON — (NEA1— Raincoats made out of surplus pork fats. Nonfattening candy. Chicken feathers made into fertilizer, paint brushes and 'even chicken feed. Big sweet onions that you can^eat like an apple without crying— The list is almost endless. But these are just a few of the new products being developed 'from surplus farm crops now' in overproduction, and from the hunt to find new and better crops for surplus acres. A whole slew of these new products was served or demonstrated at a luncheon meeting given by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Belteville, Md., research center. The program kicked off Farm-City week observances sponsored this year by Kiwanis International, all over the country. At a luncheon invited guests ate: Orange juice made from a dehydrated, fresh orange juice powder. Ham from a new lean-meat hog. "Dchydorfozen" peas with a longer keeping quality. Lettuce and celery that had been kept fqr five and six weeks at 32 degrees, yet served crisp and fresh. Pickles prepared in one day instead of the usual six-month brining. Cheese made in two hours in- stead of the usual one day._ Pecan pic and chestnuts—the nuts grown on new disease-resistant trees. THEN CAME the show of new farm by-products, put on by Frank Teuton of the Department of Agriculture staff. Potato grading was shown to be down to such a fine point that "bakers" can be separated from "fryers." Simply float the spuds in alcohol. Those that float have more wax and arc better baked. Rutin taken from tobacco will strengthen the capillaries of high blood pressure patients. The cause of dried egg powder spoilage has been discovered and removed. Chemical separation of the egg sugar does it. New market packaging devices shown included a transparent plastic egg carton. One look reveals if any eggs are broken. New polyethylene food bags keep green vegetables fresh for longer periods. leaves, and it stays fresh longer. The question of what to do with the tops—and what to do with the wastes of all fruit and vegetable canning — then arose. Somebody found a way to make it into chicken feed. Shot gun shells are now made with a soybean glue and coated with a soybean oil that keeps them drier., Peanut shells are made into bottle cap linings to save cork. A root beer manufacturer came up with a problem of frequent spoilage. Analysis showed there was a bacterium in it which caused deterioration. Pasteurization ended that. But the bug in the root beer was found to be a pretty good citizen after all. Fed on sugar, the.bac- terium produced dexlron, a substitute for blood plasma. ONE OF THE lessons the salts (aerial division) learned was ; the fact that a little engine won't fly a big airplane. They have got to match. The trouble seemed to be that the Westinghouse Company had built perfectly good jet engines- to fit into 22,000 pound interceptors being, manufactured by FIVE OF THESE were wrecked beyond repair. Four others were converted to more powerful engines, which worked fine. That leaves 51 Demons scattered around the country, some equipped with engines too small, and some with holes where the engines are supposed to be. , . The engines, which - also seem to be well-scattered, cost $107,000,000. This includes $13,000,000 for spare parts, which does seem to be adequate for engines that won't take to the air. So four of the ships are parked in Maryland, one in California, and the rest, are on the ramp at the factory in St. Louis. Eleven of the latter include engines; the others don't. THE OLD STYLE of marketing called for leaving the tops on carrots and radishes to show that they were fresh. Then it was discovered that the green tops drained moisture out of the roots. So now this truck is marketed without Dove Of Peace THE LABOR PARTY in Britain met in conclave recently with the twin goals of finding a fresh program and starting to mend the. big breach in party ranks. Neither objective .was.achieved. Responsible, moderates have realized for some time that their party had no bright magnets to attract British voters in 1955. The recent p^rty meeting simply demonstrated that this Jack is likely to plague them for many months—if not years—to come. As for healing the rift between moderates and the leftwingers led by Ancurin'Bevan, the conference evidently had no beneficial effect. If anything it seemed to drive the factions farther apart. Those who do tiot like even the most moderate Labor positions are perhaps pleased. But those who want to see ,two effective, responsible pirties in Britain as well as America must feel regret at the low estate to which the British Labor party hai fallen. History From The Times Files TEN YEARS AGO November 2. 1945 Pfc. William L« Galford, Ridgeley, dies in Woodrow Wilson General Hospital, Slmmton, Va., of injuries suffered when struck by automobile near there. Board of Allcgany County Commissioners announce plan to join with other counties in asking for change in method of paying taxes on motor vehicles and obtaining license plates. Gov. Herbert R. p'Conor addresses Oakland Rotary Club meeting prior to reception in honor of State Senator B. I. Gondcr. TWENTY YEARS AGO November 2, 1935 City feels tremors of earthquake which affects 17 northeastern states and Canada. Marie McKay elected president of Beall High Secretarial Club. Rock Cut Quarry at Cofri{{anville announces plan to resume operations within several weeks. THIRTY YEARS AGO November 2, 1925 Ford Drug Store at Greene and Lcc streets robbed of $250.' . Louis Principe!. Mt. Savage, dies of injuries suffered when struck by train near home. Miss Inez Hcrsbberger, 18, of Grantsville, instantly killed when car in which she was a passenger crashes into truck. ; FORTY YEARS AGO November 2, 1915 Emerson . C. Harrington elected governor; Albert C. Ritchie, attorney general; Hugh A. McMullen, comptroller, and J. Philip Roman, state's attorney. June Willison. young daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Martin D. Willison. Davidson Street, dies of burns suffered in accident at home. NEW AUTO oil filters use milk camein instead of oil as the fluid to absorb the dirt. A new jet plane lubricant has been produced .from turpentine. Agricultural scientists have even invaded the greenhouses to produce better crops of flowers. Chrysanthemums, which used to be obtainable only in the fall, can now be forced to blossom at almost any time of year. And the plant blooms stay fresh for months. Carnations, which always have a tendency to droop and wilt rapidly, have been improved by growing them with stronger stems. At the same lime, the size of the blossoms has been increased. All this was simply done by scientific fooling around with the plants' hormones. -'''•' • &Y HAL COCHRAN We'r»betttng right now that the kids will have more fun slamming storm doors than they 'did screen doors. • •.. . When you close your ey« early each night they're seldom in the bag. The number of reasons a man cnn't do office work at home depends on the number of children he has. . A POSSIBLE Republican candidate for president in 1956 if President Eisenhower does not run is General Alfred M. Gruenther, supreme commander of the Allied Forces in Eurbpe. He was formerly the President's chief of staff. The strong mutual respect of the two men has suggested Gruenther's name frequently of late as the President's choice. It seems likely that if President Eisenhower announced his preference for any candidate,. the convention would be apt to ratify it. . The formula in this case would appear to be that because President Eisenhower was a military man and strong candidate, the party would do well to repeat the type. Gen. Gruenther, however, is far less well known than the President and the nation might hesitate to pick two military chief executives in succession. A century ago the Whig party won its only two victories and each time with generals at the head of the tickets. William Henry Harrison in 1840 and Zachary Taylor in 1848. The formula was so'..• successful that in 1852 it was tried .again with the nomination of the nation's best known soldier, Gen. Winfield Scott, a hero of both the War;'of 1812 and the Mexican War. This time -the idea did not work. Though Republicans are scarcely facing the party break-up that doomed Scott's chances, the idea of using a formula to solve candidacy problems seems ill-advised. It was Eisenhower's personal attractiveness that -won him the presidency more than his military stature. H General Grucnlher is one of the many being considered, knowledge of his personal qualifications for the presidency is the kind of information people need. No formula can successfully substitute for this kind of information in an era in which the President'! job is far from a simple equation. REAR ADMIRAL James S.. Russell said'the reason the Navy had so many engines was because each plane needed a spare. He estimated that all the Demons could be fitted with more powerful engines for an extra $28,000,000. He doesn't think this is such a good idea because these planes were designed to be' used (if they could have been used) -in the Korean War. Now they're'ob- solete. The admiral said other planes far better were coming off today's production lines and any more money spent on Demons would be .a poor investment. The <Westinghouse people swore that they delivered the engines as .per specifications. The McDonnell people swore that they built the planes exactly- as the plane and 'engine didn't match '.struck them as being Uncle Sam's problem. . So the several admirals appearing before the subcommittee of Rep. Chet Holifield agreed that the ships still could be useful for ground training. Rep. Holifield thanked all "concerned for their, testimony and soon he will be writing a formal report. That'll be the last we'll . hear of; Demons. .'• As.-. for the $154,000,000 total cost, I guess we'll have. to call .it demoniac. (United Featur* Syndicate. Inc.) So They Say If anyone believes our smiles involve abandonment of the teachings of Marx, Engels and Lenin, he deceives himself poorly. Those who wait for that must wait until a shrimp learns to whistle. —Nikita Krushchev, Communist party boss. Those (advertising) agency guys back .there in New York have charcoal gray hearts. —Milton Berle quips after agency men deny he was offered and turned-down an ll-million-dollar TV contract. NEW YORK—Today's success story:' Tennessee Williams, who once wrote purely from hunger, has become one of the golden boys of the American writing scene. He has been so successful that his friends have given him a new nickname: "Tennessee Millions." At 41 the prolific author has turned out nine full-length plays, a volume of verse, two volumes of stories, and a collection of a dozen shorter plays called "Twenty-seven Wagons Full of Cotton." i -" He has completed for Paramount Pictures a film script of "The Rose Tattoo," starring Burt Lancaster and Anna Magnani—it is the third of his dramas he has adapted for the movies-and his "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" is a top Broadway hit. Most successful people credit their rise to hard work. Williams feels that his own fame came, in large measure, from the revolt stirred in him by his discovery of poverty and what it did to people. IN THE SOUTH the young writer had been unaware of any distinctions based on wealth. "But," he says, "we suddenly discovered there were two kinds of people. The rich and the poor, and that we belonged more to. the latter." The shock resulted in a rebellion and a social consciousness which Williams feels still marks most of his writing. But the shock paid off well. "I am glad that I received this bitter education," Williams once wrote, "for I don't think any writer has much purpose back of - him unless he feels bitterly the inequities of . the society he lives in." How did he get his odd first name? Ha picked it out himself. As a boy he had .published some lyric poetry, which he-later decided was pretty awful, under his birth name—Thomas Lanier Williams. . - • . '•'"I felt the name had been:compromised," he says, "so I changed it to Tennessee Williams, the justification being mainly that the Williamses had fought the Indians for. Tennessee and I had already discovered that the life of a young writer was going to be something similar to the defense of. a stockade against a band of savages." A DEPRESSION product, it. took Williams seven years to earn a college degree. Twice his health broke down in years during which he worked all day and wrote most of the night. He held such odd jobs as elevator operator, waiter, cashier, shoe firm clerk, teletype operator and movie usher. "But there was never a moment when I did not find life to be immeasurably exciting to experience and witness," he recalls, "however difficult it was to sustain." His bread crumb days ended when he left a $17 a week movie usher job for a Hollywood writing assignment'at-$250 a week. Williams now can afford to travel anywhere hi the world and write where he pleases. An associate recently said: "The first money Tennessee earned'as a writer was $25 for three sonnets. Now be gets at least $10 a word." That's not bad—considering that Preside^) Calvin Coolidge when he left the White. House received only a dollar a word for'writing a daily column! (Associated Press). George Dixon Tlie Washington Scene WASHINGTON—We epicurean members of the Washington press corps are being torn between devotion to Dwight D. Eisenhower and loyalty to Ezra Taft Benson. Following the example of the President we now have seen bacon regularly on the menu at the National Press Club, but we are in constant dread that-the Secretary of Agriculture will take it as a slap at his $85 million pork- buying program. While Ike is plugging the sale of beef bacon on the premise that pork bacon is too fattening, Ez is loading up on 170 million pounds of pork and 30 million pounds of lard. Ez is not going to eat all this himself, although he is considered a.fair trencherman. He expects to unload most of it on as. But he is going to be battling fearful odds if his boss persists in touting beef bacon. THE, SECRETARY of Agriculture says he is buying all this pork in an effort to halt shaply skidding hog prices. It is magnificence such as this that makes Mr. Benson so universally popular. Everybody loves Ez, except the farmers and the consumers. And, of course, the Democrats. However, this universal adoration may suffer strain.if the beloved pig-purchaser sticks the government with ?85,000,00d worth of pork. And it would not be considered cricket nor even good inter-cabinet relations, for him to say: "It's all the fault of the President and his beef bacon." Ez denied the other day there was any attempt to oust him from the cabinet He wouldn't have to go to the trouble of entering such a denial if he denounced the President's anti-porkedness. •AN ASTONISHINGLY large .number of lunchers at our cultural center are going for the beef bacon. Vice President Nixon was in the other day and he ordered 'a sandwich of the Eisenhower-boosted delicatessen. He did not look particularly happy eating it. but possibly something else was making him glum. A good many of our playmates at the club are eating the stuff for breakfast, with eggs. Former • Attorney • General 'Howard McGrath watched a few of them having a go at it the other morning and seemed tempted to try it. But he put temptation aside, explaining that he was still loyal to the Democratic party even if Truman fired him. . |j Personally, J am staying a loyal hog bacon man myself. I won't even try the beef bacon. I m too pigheaded. SENATORS John McClellan, of Arkansas, and John Stennis, of Mississippi, suffered a recurrent rise in blood pressure the other day.- They had just cooled off a little from all the stories of having requested special Air Force planes to bring them back from Europe when they read that the presidential plant Columbine 2d, had arrived in Denver after a special flight from Washington. . ...' _ They read that Presidential Economic Adviser Gabriel Hauge had mad« the iptcial fligh twi ha can of maple syrup for Awiitant' President Sherman Adams. • . § I submit that the southern Senators had just cause for their ire. It was New Hampshire maple syrup. r«»tui*«, •!

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