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FOUR EVENING TIMES, CUMBERLAND, MD., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1955 Evenihg& Sunday Times Erery Afternoon <e-xc«pl Sund«j» »nd Suna«y Morning. Published by The Times »nd Alles*nlan Company. 7-9 South JOeclunle SU Cumberland. Md. Entered a» second class mall matter «t CumheHand. ' Maryland, under. lh«_»el_ot_M»reb_J. 1879 Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulation Member of The Associated Petss Phone PA 2-4600 Weekly jubscription rate by Garner.: ° n < w «« Kvcning only 36c: Evening Times P« «« £• Evening and Sunday Times «6c per vtet: Sunday Times only, lOc per copy Mail SubscripYioiTnates. Evening lime* 1st ->nd 3rd and 4th Postal -Cones «US Momh - Voa Six Months - ««0On. Ye« •ith £th 7th and 8th Postal iCones S1.50 Month -Vso Sbc Month, - »".« On. ».« Mail Subscription Rates Sunday limes Only 1st "nd 3rd and 4th Postal Zones 50 one Mon^h - H 00 Si* Months - 16.00 On, Veal 5th 6th Tin and 8th Postal -Jones .60 One Month - jUsto Months - «.2Q On. V«» The Eveninc Timts and Sunday Times, assume no nnancial esponSbiUtv for typo*npHc»l errors in advertisement, but <vill reprint that part of an aSvertisemem In which the ivpographic.l error occurs, errore must be reported at once. Thursday Afternoon, November 3,1955 OUR COUNTRY The union of hearts, the union ot hands and the Flag ol our Union forever.—Morrit. Progress Apparent THE UNITED STATES is about to have its first visit from President Carlos Castillo Armas of Guatemala, which a year and a half ago was in the news as a small Communist hotspot in the Western Hemisphere. Castillo Armas is coming here for economic talks with business and financial leaders -in New York and top government officials in Washington. Undoubtedly the question of more and bigger U. S. aid will be uppermost on the agenda The Guatemalan president was the military hero of the 1954 revolt which', threw out the previous Red-tinged government and put the little Central American country firmly in the Western camp. It's fair to ask on the occasion of this visit how he has been running Guatemala since his heralded triumph in the field. In : the view of Daniel James, a Latin-. Aiherican specialist who was there but a few months back, the answer is that Castillo Armas is now doing pretty well. After a very shaky start, featuring minor rebellion and widespread dissatisfaction, the country, has begun to move toward stability. ':' LABOR, WHICH grumbled at first •vvlien the old Communist-led unions were dissolved, has regained most of its former guarantees and is in a happier frame of mind. Most'of the big unions have been reorganized, to good effect. Agrarian reform has been launched. Castillo Armas haS made certain distributions of.land to Guatemalans from parcels donated by subh large holders as. the United Fruit Co., Guatemalan businessmen have taken heart from signs of growing- stability, and are beginning to take their money out of hiding. Here and there a manufacturer is expanding. James observes that the United States, which is credited with a key role in the revolt itself, is also responsible for much of the country's improvement. We have extended Point Four type technical assistance, offering both money and expert guidance. 1. PRIVATE AMERICAN firms are contributing to the picture. United Fruit has a plan to spend 25 million dollars to re. habilitate disease-ridden, banana lands on Guatemala's cast coast. Pan American World Airways expects to put up a new hotel in Guatemala City. A utility affiliated with a large American concern is ready to spend 17 million dollars on new energy capacity. This doesn't mean Guatemala's troubles are over. The worst seems to be a shortage of corn. Speculation is also a problem. But, according to James, there is real reason for optimism today. Since that appears to be the story, the requests for help which Castillo Armas will make deserve the most respectful and earnest study by American officials and businessmen. Grabbing Guatemala from the Reds was a modest but significant victory. Having helped to gain it for the West, we cannot let it slide' backward through neglect. We must continue to take a lead role in making it into an enclave of real strength and a visible proof of the advantages of the free way of life. How to Torture Your Wife A WEMTEX CLASSIC A PlcTCe OF COMMOM STORE 1 CAKE COSTING T£AJ Ce/vJTS //.j Whitney Bolton Looking Sideways Dial PA-2-4600 for a WANT AP Ttket ___—^—— Hal Boyl* AP Reporter's Notebook NEW YORK—Once again, since x this happens with metronome regularity, Miss Shelley Winters has loosed a screech because Miss Marguerite Piazza, a singer of some note in the upper brackets of the canary business, has let it be known publicly that she looks upon certain dolls of cinema as sloppy girls. So far as can be detected, no one elected Miss Winters as defense attorney for the indicted girls, but since Miss Winters currently is in a play hopefully destined for Broadway you may be sure that she leaves no opportunity for publicity either cold or neglected. men (and not too many women) to whistle out loud. Almost any girl who is not spavined or suffering from square lines where she. ought to have curves can achieve this seductive jnd slinky look by the same simple process. All she has to do is squirm herself into a dress too small for her and every curve she has will take on added significance. Thomas L. Stokes "Gas Bill" Would Split Demos, Belief MISS PIAZZA not only sings real good, as they say at 48th and Broadway, but she is one of the best-dressed women for whole counties around, and it is right to think that in the department of clothes-horsing she knows what she is talking about. Miss Winters, on the other hand, elevated New York couture a little while back by waltzing into some of the best restaurants in baggy pants and what looked suspiciously like sweat shirts. As everybody knows, the opportunity to screech seems 10 dog Miss Winters' footsteps. She has screeched in New York, Los Angeles, London and, notably, Rome. Thus far Cairo. Tierra del Fuego and Mangled Ears, Arizona, have not been vouchsafed the honor, but almost everywhere else has and now, Washington in the District of Columbia, has been added to the screeched-in cities. IT IS NOT written down in the secrets of Hollywood who first thought of this dodge for making a girl's figure look more alluring than it already is, but it probably happened by accident. Simply and without plot. Maybe a girl who wore size 14 was called for a camera portrait sitting and the wardrobe woman by mistake brought along only size 12 dresses and there wasn't time to run back to the Wardrobe Department to get the correct size. So Miss Nobody was slithered into the too-small gowns and when the photographer looked through the view-finder he whistled and cried: "Oh, brother!" HOMETOWN, 'U. S. A.' - Wilbur Feeble, America^ most average husband, came home, sat down on the sofa, and pulled off his shoes. "Boy, am I glad this day is over," he said loudly. ' His wife, Trellis Mae, looked up from th« desk where she had been scribbling busily. "Oh, you startled me," she said. '"Are.you home?" "I don't know whether this is home," replied her husband with heavy irony. "But it'i where I hang up my pants at night.". Trellis Mae let the remark pass. ^ "Wilbur, I'm writing a petition, and I nee™ your help." "Now what's the P.T.A. done wrong?" h« asked. ' . • . "This isn't about school. It's.about Meg and Peter." . , "You mean those hew neighbors who moved in upstairs? Are they making noise already?" "No, stupid, I mean Princess Margaret Rose and Capt. Peter Townsend. He wants to marry her but she told him .no on account of she has to put duty ahead of love on account of he's divorced and' she • is a member of royalty and she can't marry him because his first wife is still alive." WASHINGTON — When respon- "slble leaders in Congress of a political party ostensibly bent on recapturing the. White House—lor example, the Democratic party- begin to -.sing in the manner of "Love Is 'Sweeping the Country,'" it is natural that somebody might be curious and ask a few questions. The last, in fact, describes an element of the party which had thought the theme might be closer to "Fight, Fight, Fight." By "Love Is Sweeping the Country"—an exaggeration, of course, in the name of poetic license—is meant the incessant talk of'"moderation" that is coming these days in obviously inspired messages out of Texas. • There a couple of gentlemen are planning Democratic strategy and policy for the pre-election sessions of the 84th Congress beginning in January. None has a better right to suggest policy—for the two gen- llement are, respectively, Speaker of the House Sam Rayburn and Senator Lyndon. Johnson, Senate party leader. a satisfied and somnolent state, that is, except for several million farmers and several hundred thousand industrial workers who have been out of jobs for many months in distressed areas of coal mining, textiles and railroad shops, chiefly. •; THEIR THESIS, which the latter expounds to all comers—some high in the party—has the ring of sweet reasonablenss to meet a somewhat unusual political situation. That finds the Democratic party in control of Congress midway in the term oC a Republican President and in advance of a Presidential election. Such divided control of government is infrequent. The problem of managing Congress under such conditions in n way to get most advantage politically is complicated for. the Democrats in this instance by two other factors: The continued popularity of Prcs- . idenl Eisenhower which, with his illness, makes him almost untouchable. The existence of "peace and prosperity" which the Republicans understandably stress with every breath and which seemingly has . lulled the electorate generally into THE THESIS is that., in view of the generally settled state of the economy, the Democratic party in Congress should adopt a policy of "moderation" and match its course with the idea of moderation associated with President Eisenhower. It should make its bid to the voters, they contend, on its ability to perform in a responsible fashion under difficult circumstances. Performance would substitute to some extent for issues of which Senator Johnson, at least,, thinks there is a dearth. This does not mean that Democrats will not have a program of their own affecting farmers, taxes, Federal aid to school construction, highways and such. For they will and will press it boldly. But the aim is to avoid issues that would split the party along North-South lines, among them, civil rights and Taft-Hartley labor law repeal. The Texas Senator broached the "moderation" thesis to Adlai Stevenson when the latter visited him and Speaker Rayburn recently, as. he did also to Senator Hubert Humphrey, one of the recognized leaders in the party's liberal or progressive wing who once was vocal and insistent on such matters as civil rights and Taft-Haii- ley repeal. HOWEVER far Senator Humphrey is ready to go with Senator Johnson . on "moderation." some others in that wins of the party are beginning to sniff suspiciously. Granting a certain practical political expediency in the Rayburn- .Ti.hnson theory, they are asking if there might possibly be some hid•den motives that make the strategy not entirely unselfish. Could it be possible, they are asking, that this sweetness and light and "moderation" might serve also as a smoke screen behind which Senator Johnson might be enabled to rush through a pet measure of his and of powerful oil interests? Meaning the bill to exempt natural gas producers from regulation by the Federal Power Commission that Speaker Rayburn jammed through the House last session. The rumor is that this disputed measure is to • be brought forward early in the session and that Senator Johnson will attempt a smothering blitzkreig to get it out, of the way .early and as quietly as possible with the hope that the millions' of consumers affected who will have their gas prices boosted will forget about it by election time. Opponents of the bill are all set to challenge their leader, on any such maneuver, -and bitterly and long. As for splitting the party, which Senator Johnson professes he is trying to avoid; they point out tiiat this gas bill really would tear the party wide open. THEY SAY they will buy very little of the Texas Senator's "mod- • eration" if it means putting through this gas gouge that will penalize millions of their consumer constituents for the benefit of a few big oil companies that contribute to campaign funds for key people in both parties. Other Democrats outside the South also are going to insist on making some kind of a record on ( civil rights which is of keen concern to minority groups in politically doubtful sections in the East, North and West. And so with other issues, of which progressive. Democrats see plenty, differing with Senator Johnson. They say that "moderation" can go too far. They don't want to be " "moderated" out of the next election. (United Feature Syndicate, Inc.) MISS PIAZZA named a couple of dolls as prime examples of how sloppy a movie star can get when she puts her mind to it, and just to prove to Miss Winters that this department can be as fair as. anything, I say that in -one case Miss Piazza is wrong. The girl isn't sloppy"^- she just can't read numbers. " - '. •' She customarily takes;a size 14 dress, but because she cannot'read numbers she stuffs herself into either size 12 or size 10, and this is the secret and exposed truth of the figure' which causes most ALAS, WHAT is gained in curvature is lost in charm, and these girls who have been thrusting themselves by sheer force into frocks that don't fit them do look, as Miss Piazza suggests, sloppy- provided they have been endowed • by nature >with treasures withheld from the average girl. The slim, average girl can get into a tight dress and look fine, if somewhat cabined. But fake an opulently endowed girl and shove her Into clothes too tight for her and the result, while startling, is also deplorably unkempt. They look like burst sausages. It will be noted, perhaps, that at ho time in this mild report has there been mention of the foremost girl indicted by Miss Piazza as beinf, habitually sloppy. Her name will hot be used for two reasons: one is that she has had enough publicity and the other is that I don't exactly yearn, to be screeched at by Miss Winters. And Miss . Winters screeches powerful easy, folks. Powerful easy. . • t (McNtutht Syndicate, Inc.) Frederick Othman Hoosier Takes Cheap Trip Peter Edson WASHINGTON — Our subject today is Rep. Charles B. Brownson, junketeering' Congressman. His own subcommittee of the Government Operations. Committee took off for "South America a while back and still is in the land of manana, but the gentleman from Indianapolis wouldn't go along. "I couldn't find out what they went down there for," he said. That wasn't his only reason for skipping the beauties of Latin. •America, where it now : is spring-, time; Rep. Brownson said he'd long preferred to travel in areas not. overcrowded with Congressmen, "This year I made a very careful analysis of Congressional density," he added, "and I made up this junket that stayed at home." HE TOURED defense installations in Indiana, traveling not in military aircraft, but in his own 1949 station wagon, which gets 38 miles to the gallon. His wife stayed home with the children. "She got very annoyed when she read about all these wives traveling on these junkets with their husbands," Rep. B.. reported. "I .never take her with me on junkets. I don't object to wives accompanying their husbands, you understand, but is not fair to ask the taxpayer to pay any part of a wife's travels." He said when a lawgiver travels abroad and does a good job and maybe makes a report that saves the government some money, he's all for foreign junkets. This year • was a particularly lush one for such free voyages. "There may have been some other Congressmen who didn't go abroad this summer," he said, "but I haven't heard of any." "SO WHAT?" YAWNED Wilbur. "Old King Henry VIII, when he wanted to marry a new wife, didn't worry about divorce. He just lopped off the head of his old wife." "Well, the ladies of our club met today and voted unanimously to inform the British ambassador that we thought Margaret" Rose'i attitude was strictly un-American. I'm supposed to draw up the petition." ' 1 "You mean the British government not only has to deal with the Mau Maus but also faces the problem of handling the Minerva Literary and Gin Rummy Society?" said Wilbur. "But poor, poor Capt. Peter Townsend—my heart bleeds for him," cried Trellis Mae. "Mine doesn't," said Wilbur, "in a way he'j better off ' "Now he's free to make a million dollars on his own. He could get at least a half million writing his memoirs, '18 days in the wrong castle,' a quarter million starring in a Hollywood movie of his life, and another quarter million lecturing to.women's clubs and turning out magazine articles." • TRELLIS MAE LOOKED at him curiously. "Suppose I was a princess; and you wanted to marry me but there were'rules against it and I said I couldn't marry you —well, what would you do?" . "I'd do like I did before," said Wilbur, "like I did when your old man said I wasn't making enough money to .support us, both, and your mother said she couldn't bear to see you leave home, and you said maybe, we'd better put it off a while, and I told you" that peopk can't just go on through life putting off love, and I dragged you out of the house and married you." •' : Trellis Mae's eyes misted. She tore up the petition to the British government, .'came over and sat in her husband's lap, rumpled his hair and kissed him. "Wilbur, sometimes you act like a gruff old bear," she /said, "and bears get hungry. What would you really like for dinner?" "Dinner," said Wilbur, a king at home with his queen in his castle. (Associated Pre«i) HIS OWN' JUNKET cost $38.54, all for high-test gas. His station wagon didn't burn any oil. The beauty, of-it was that he didn't have to, pay any hotel bills" because he drove, home every night and slept in his own bed. He did, of course, try to run up some entertainment bills. •"•'•.• "A couple of times I offered to entertain the military with coca cola and. cheese crackers out of a slot machine," he said, "but they didn't even seem to be thirsty, or hungry, either." Surplus Cotton Yields Many New Textiles Press Service Wfilching Automation AFTER A SPATE of public oh-ing and ah-ing about the coming wonders of automation, it. is now popular in some circles to minimize it. "Automation's nothing new," some people who should know better are saving, "and all this talk is silly. We'll take it in stride." To support this view, they point to history and note that the nation has come through big technological change in the past with more jobs and higher living standards than ever before. History does show that. It also shows that some, of the transition was hard on individuals—on many thousands of individuals, in some cases. A few expert, observers, aware of that, are saying that the government should create legislative and economic "cushions" to soften the impact of automation. A principal exponent of this view is Waller Reuther, president of the CIO. He told a joint congressional committee the other day that, although automation will bring unprecedented prosperity, it will also bring problems thai must be dealt with. - Whether the government should take action now is open to debate. There is little argument, however, with Rcuther's belief that Congress should keep a steady eye on automation developments and stand ready to lend a hand if necessary. If. the new industrial rcvolu- . tion can lake place without hurling workers and communities,-so much the better. But it is.a proper function of government to be prepared to step in if trouble arises. THE NEWEST television sets include light-weight portable models designed to be carried anywhere, anytime—and muk- ing it real nice for the fellow who all these months has been trying to get, away ffom'Uig magic screen! WASHINGTON —CNEA)- In the desperate effort to find new outlets for the huge, 23-million bale, two-year surplus supply of American-grown cotton the U. S. government is now stuck with, research laboratories nre turning out a whole dry-goods store ful of new textiles. • Some of them will do tricks that cotton cloth never did before. Together, they offer a new multimillion-dollar market. Modeled by a half-dozen good- looking government £al secretaries, a collection of these new fashions in farm products was shown recently at (he Deportment of Agriculture's Beltsville, Md., Experiment Station. Only n few of (he new products are the result of government research. Most, are creations of the textile mills. Some are so new Ihev arc not yet on the market. ready, to wear, fresh and crisp without ironing. Another of the new products, almost equally sensational, is a new cotton cloth that looks, feels and. launders like linen, but costs only a fourth ns much. This one 'was developed by the Department of Agriculture's New Orleans cotton products research laboratory. The new cotton linen is made from short staple cotton which is a pnrticular drug on the market. Just to show that it can be done, this fabric has even been made from mill floor sweepings. Another New Orleans laboratory, product is a water-resistant cotton, with its threads 25 per cent closer together and lighter than ordinary weaves. This cloth is also being used for tents, tarpaulins and baseball diamond rain covers. ONE OF THESE was a wrinkle- resistant cotton. Wad it up in a handbag. Take it out at the end of a journey. Shake it out and it's A NON-BURNING cotton twill offers great possibilities for army uniforms and tents. The cloth will char as long as it is in contact with flame. Remove the flame and tin- blackened cloth remains intact. This new fabric offers great History From The Times Files •* TEN YEARS AGO November 3. 1945 Allcgany County Board of Education inspect proposed sites for new schools at Lonaconing and Ml. Savage. Gove. Herbert R. O'Conor expresses approval for industrial survey of county in local talk. • T, Sgt. Clinto M. Hcdrick, Pendleton County .serviceman, posthumously awarded Medal ot Honor. TWKNTY YEARS AGO .November 3, 1935 \VPA offer to modify its wage provision rejected by county group a! Washington meeting. Dr, A. N, Goltaday elected president of Maryland Chiropractic Association. Many flights of wild geese seen flying over city to migration grounds in south. THIRTY YEARS AGO November S, 1923 Cleveland H. Taylor, B&O ticket agent here, secures leave of absence to conduct series of evangelistic meetings at Kingwood. City Commissioner Perry A. Nicklin resigns position as manager of locjtl Western Union office. FORTY YEAR'S AGO November 3. 1915 Raging forest fires in this section checked by heavy rains. BfcO furloughs 100 mechanics from local shops. possibilities in lighter weights for sheets and pillow cases. It's a protection for people who fall asleep while smoking in bed. The real knockout of the Beltsville show was • a bathing suit made out of one and a half cotton print fertilizer bags. The trick of making cotton dresses out. of feed bags printed in gay patterns is now old stuff to most farm women. Fertilizer bags could never be used for this purpose because an acid in the fertilizer ate up the fabric. But now a cotton cloth has been developed which resists the acid. Fertilizer manufacturers have come up with a line of over 300 bright prints for their bags._ Four to six 100-pound bags make a dress. NOT ALL THE research is in pure cotton textiles. Cotton'is finding increasing use in blends.. One fabric, ramie, has been developed from China grass. It has a long fiber, but is brittle. A cotton blend gives it strength. Of greatest interest to the textile men are the first new fabrics being made from corn. Some years ago the Ames, Iowa, government lab found a way to make furfural for nylon from corncobs. Now there is a corn grain thread being made. It was developed at the government's Pcoria, 111., corn products laboratory. The germ i$ first taken out of the grain, then the starch treated to make a fiber.' The corn thread can't be . used alone, but must be blended with wool and cotton. • Barbs Hard work mnkcs it easy to make the best of what you have in mind. A cool, level head avoids the brainstorms that usually make things look dark. IT ISN'T OFTEN that services performed by the American press can be demonstrated concretely. Though these are vast, they are largely intangigle. However, a dramatic revelation of the press at its best occurred in Portland, Oregon, recently. The principals are two American Indians. Harold F. Thornton, his uncle. Jasper Grant and the newspaperman, Wallace Turner. The three first met in January, 1952, when a letter reached the Oregonian, the paper for which Mr. Turner reports, complaining about the sale of some' southern Oregon Indian trust lands at a ludicrously low price. An investigation showed that the land was 747 acres of timberland held in trust for Mr. Grant and his nephew by the United States Bureau of Indian affairs and sold to Oregon timber interests for $135,000, which seemed a substantial sum to the two Indians, both day laborers. Reporter Turner encountered resentment when he questioned the Bureau of Indian Affairs about the transaction, and he found Mr. Grant and Mr. Thornton pleased by the sale. But he kept digging and writing stories based on the facts he encountered. Finally the Department of Interior authorized an investigation, which led to the arrest and imprisonment of an Indian Bureau area realty officer and two of the purchasers. It also led ot the exposure of a group that had been manucvcring similar sales without detection. The land, when sold again by closed, competitive bid. brought $1.175.000 which is a just price for good stands of old timber growth now becoming scarce along Pacific slopes. Wallacp. Turner's work on this case was performed in the line of a duly, which involves Digging for truth. Good newspapermen can indeed be good public servants. DURING HIS travels to such exotic places as Peru, Brazil, and Frankfort (all in Indiana) he did manage to pick up some free loot. That was when he made a speech before a convention of cookie bakers. Before his address they gave him two packages of crackers and afterwards, two boxes of cookies. This indicated to Rep. Brownson that he was a success as an orator. He checked the Army Finance Center, where he was pleased to discover the clerks were down from 8,000 to 5,500. He was also delighted to learn the military bookkeepers had arranged to keep a man .from the general accounting office in Indiana. This saved one carbon copy of each pay voucher. , "And that made it possible to do away with 17 miles of files," he said. "Files cost $130,000 a mile to maintain." HE DISCOVERED that at long last at the Jeffersonville Quartermaster Corps depot, which once had thousands of saddles left over from the Spanish American War, that only four were left. These were on a quartet of concrete horses in the lobby. He got the idea that the military there was doing a first rate job getting rid of useless surpluses. Rep. Brownson also learned that Indianans figure the Small Business Administration is handing out too- much advice and not enough money. "Twas ever thus, when a Congressman travels among the home folks. (United Feature Syndicile. Inc.) So They Say The Iron Hand (of Russia) in the Velvet Glove is being reupholstered with more velvet, in the hopes that the West will relax. Here lies a real danger. —Hotelman Conrad Hilton, The great American educational heresy is that there should be a course for everything and everything in a course. . ; • —Dr. Virgil Handier, president University of Iowa. George Dixon i) , • . -• ). .. The Washington Scene .- ' WASHINGTON —'I am "tremendously impressed by the way R'ep. • Charles B; Brownson, of Indiana, has withstood .the wanderlust to save the taxpayers money. He summoned a press conference the other day and revealed, under practically no torture, that-his expenses for junketing this season totaled 'only $38.54. This self-sacrificing gentleman told us he had junketed from Frankfort to Lebanon but had never been farther than 150 miles from his home in Indianapolis. When scholarly, scribes strained to recall their geography, the roguish fellow explained he meant Frankfort and Lebanon, Indiana. You've got to admit that's terribly, funny. Everybody laughed like nothing, especially the Pennsylvania reporters 'who were .weaned on whimsies about going from Bethlehem to Nazareth, and the Southern journalists who've rolled 'em in the canebrakes with drolleries about how you can go from Atlanta to Tiflis and still be in Georgia. ; THE 41-YEAR-OLD Mr. Brownson, a large, shaggy type, with a look of almost frightening candor, said he could have^gone to -South America with the other members of his House International Operations Subcommittee but that he nobly resisted the temptation and assuaged his craving for travel with a 700-mile tour of his llth Congressional District. He said the entire cost was $38.54—which he is not passing on to the taxpayers. We figured that if he'd driven the whole distance in reverse he couldn't have spent more than $15 for gas and oil, which left us wondering on what unspeakable orgies he could have-frit- • tered away the other $23.54. The GOP Representative, who aches all over tp be elevated to Senator, and is distressed because a couple of fellow.Republicans, Homer Capehart and William Jenner, haven't the grace to move over, has a long and inspiring record of service-and sacrifice for the people. Modestly, Mr. BroWnsbn confined his report to this year's self-denial. But I thought it would.be only his just due.to inquire into his abnegation in past years —and besides, some dirty rat tipped me to look it up. I found out that in every one of the four previous, years this protector of the public purse had stifled his passion for governmental economy and permitted item duty to drag him half way around the world. In 1951, he sacrificed his love-for hearth and home and let himself be junketed to Korea and Japan. In 1952 he fought down the selfish desire to remain in Indiana and allowed himself to be junketed around the U.S.A. In 1933. he bowed to the demands of'high office and went back to Korea. In 1954, Rep. Brownson craved nothing more than to stay home with Mrs. Brownson—with occasional pilgrimages to Frankfort and Lebanon—but again he tore himself from her siflf) and junketed to Germany and Spain. It sounds to me like the steps I used to try'to learn when I was a boy dancing the Minuet, first forward, then backward. It appears to indicate "1 can be had if you want me.' —Sen. Paul Douglas (D-I11). on Harriman's statement that he is "for" Adlal Stevenson but isn't bound to support him. UNTIL THIS YEAR there was talk that Rep. Brownson was trying to win the title of the most-travelled non-Secretary of State in history. But this fall other Indiana Congressmen are shooting at the championship. Of the state's 13 members of congress—2 Senators, 11 Representatives —only Brownson and feur others have eschewed foreign junkets. Senator Capehurt went to Europe. Rep. Charles Halleck got to much out «f tripping the heavy fantastic with tbt belly dancer in Egypt last spring that t* returned U the old lands with Mrs. Halleck. Rep. Shepard J. Crumpacker flew around the world; Rep. William G. Bray went to th« Holy Land; Rep. John Beamer, to Asia: Rep. E. Ross Adair, around the world, and Rep. Ralph Harvey, to South America. . Int.)

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