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•FOUR EVENING TIMES, CUMBERLAND, MD* MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7, WANT AD Taker Evening & Sunday Times Ertry Afternoon (except tiu>d»y> ana Sunday Moraiac. Published by The Timei and Alleianlan r Company, 7-8 South MecJunlt St., Cumb»rUDd. 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Monday Afternoon, November 7, 1955 OUR COUNTRY Tilt union of htarts, </)« union oi hands and the flag erf our Union fsrevtr.—Atom's. A Foolish Altitude SINCE RESPONSIBLE men have come ; to understand that small wars can too v easily flare into big ones/few talk"rashly "•?. of undertaking even minor military ag- '( -gressions. The Red Chinese spouted arrogantly earlier this year on the subject of Formosa and the offshore islands of / Quemoy and Matsu. But at least for a - time they have quieted., and are doing -- nothing to carry out their threats against .; those territories. It comes as something •: of a jolt, therefore, to realize that there * are powerful elements in Egypt which ; actually talk openly of;launching war on '-• neighboring Israel. The most charitable . ?' thing that can be said for those who talk r thus is that they are woefully ignorant of : the dangers inherent in this course. We ;...x_must asume the Egyptians and other re' vengeful Arabs have heard of nuclear weapons. We can only conclude they do .pot grasp how easy it. might be to slip "irom "limited war" to a general holocaust. * . PERHAPS THEIR understanding " would be aided if they were not so -.Jblinded by hatred of Israel. Said the •<Cairo radio liot long ago: "Israel needs a tiesson." Not Egypt alone but all the Arab "stales believe Israel should be struck a Billow. In fact, one reason Egypt is now ,;iinl6ading Russian-made arms in its ports 'is because the present government under maintain a position' of leadership "in .the -Premier Nasser wants Ihe country to 'Arab -world. Regional leadership •'. that ..must be bought at- the/price of under- staking a" risky war of revenge is not "^leadership. that history will commend. \JNor is it leadership that men of genuine -"responsibility.will admire. Nasser frankly IFacknowledges that the arms build-up ; is '-^necessary also to keep the Egyptian army •^in support of his ;government. ; .Lack.of '^equipment. was. a, big ^reason forvthe •Tevolutoin that brought:Nasser to .power. iThis makes incredible reading in the Atomic .age. One can hardly digest, the -^notion that the leader of a weak nation in ITa hitherto weak coalition of states would, •^risk widespread war in his narrow little ^campaign to maintain-his regime. • *"rf; ... «•• NEITHER THIS effort nor the broad .;"Arab desire for revenge against Israel will :j:gain Egypt or ;ts friends much sympathy v~in a world eager above all to have done 3Jvith wars—big or small. In 1950 the r-West declared for maintenance of the ;"existing borders and p6wer balance be- Hween Israel and the Arab nations. '•^Apparently it does not yet see : Israel in :.;"such peril today that either arms aid or "new guarantees are required. But meantime Russia, deaf to all pleas, goes on "^shipping the arms to Egypt. We have '-^Egypt's own word for it that it would like :'"to use these arms. The West, for its own ••-•selfish purposes (bases and oil fields), 'Twould not like to jeopardize further its ^already fragile relations with the Arabs. •~ But if they persist in pressing narrow 'Itcauses at the possible cost of i.he whole •;"'world's security, the West will have no •choice but to throw much greater weight :;;.on the side of keeping the present Israel'•Arab balance. Military Minds ^ IN A MESSAGE of greetings to the ..'Association of the United States Army, ;*'at its recent meeting at Fort Benning, - Georgia, President Eisenhower called on his former comrades in arms to hasten their c:ceptance of new military ideas in "this day of rapid change and global responsibility by the United States." President Eisenhower has had the experience of the soldier. He has also been in a position to see that modern weapons and techniques are absolutely essential to any modern world power. There has been reluctance on the part of some experienced leaders in our armed forces to face" change. Modern weapons and methods, do not eliminate the need for well trained men .Yet just as the saber charge was outdated with the coming of modern warfare so is the day of weapons and methods of World Wars I and II. just atout over. The men who lead our forces today must be ready to use atomic weapons with the same skill and imagination that artillery and cavalry were used in the past. Our army and navy must be made up of enlisted men who are not only good soldiers and sailors in the traditional sense of the word but who are intelligent enough and educated enough to handle the highly complicated tasks to which they may be assigned. The time may come when we can disarm. At the r.ument, however, our security and that of the free world depends in large measure on our strength. To maintain that strength and use it wisely calls for leadership adaptable to change. THE BEST ADVICE for gossipers is that they should keep their mouths shut until they know what they're talking about, Then they 'probably won't have •:••• anything to say. Timid Soul 60LLY.MTST008AD I'VE CAU6HT MY LIMIT TODAY/ I'D CERTAINLY LIKE To KEEPTHAT ONE/ I'LL BET HE'S THIRTY POUNDS/ Whitney Bolton Looking Sideways NEW YORK—It is enough to give anyone the shudders from both medicinal -as well as potential black-mailing points-o£ view, but some of the more bizarre and loose-ends boys and girls of New York are playing a dangerous game these autumn nights. They assemble, eight to ten assorted characters, in sorrfeone's apartment, select a "subject," inject him or her with sodium penta- thol and then turn on a tape recorder for an intimate questions- and-answers routine in which the subject, because of the drug, answers not only truthfully but freely. When the subject returns to nor-, mal. the tape recorder plays back his or her revelations while under influence of the drug. Some of the most cool and austere facades have revealed alarming private thoughts. One of these nights not only will blackmail bait be'pro- vided, but since tyros are using the drug there may be an accidental killing. Thomas L. Stokes Texans Seek "Moderate" Demo Candidate WASHINGTON—What is happening in the Democratic party, with the insistent refrain of "moderation" and of nominating:a "moderate" or "middle-reader" or a "conservative" — distinctions without a difference—fits into a familiar pattern that repeats itself, periodically under certain,^ circumstances.. It is easy enough to understand the plot if you are. familiar with our political history. Or if you take the trouble to look into the economic motive which is chiefly influential in our politics but from which the public often is diverted by the personalities out front who are frequently merely pawns in the bigger game. JUST NOW dominant economic interests which have been so in. fluential in-the Eisenhower Administration, once, again occupying the prompter's box, are terribly worried that Republicans are going to lose the 1956 election and that, they, loo, will be eased out of the privileged position they have enjoyed here for the last three years. It looked like a cinch until it became apparent "that the President could not run again,';' . ' ' These are the disturbing circumstances. And. what is to be. done Try to geC an amenable conservative" at the head of the Democratic ticket, but label, him "moderate." This would assure a conservative in the White House, whichever party won. Incidentally, a conservative Democrat would be easier to beat—in fact, astute Democrats agree it would be impossible to win with a conservative. Governor Allen Shivers—who bolted the Democratic party in 1952. for General Eisenhower- began to pick up the Johnson chant of "moderate" and "moderation." "He took it upon himself to advise the party, which he left three years ago. 'YOU BEGIN to get the pitch when Governor Shivers forces himself into' the show if you recall that the " reason he went over to the Republicans in 1952 was because Adlai Stevenson flatly refused to go for the "Tidelands" oil bill which General Eisenhower proclaimed .that, if elected, "he would sign. Senator Johnson- helped push the measure in Congress. Oil is now among the most powerful- economic influences in Southern politics, as it is indeed in national politics.. Consequently the "word" from spokesmen for oil in Texas tells' you all you need to know about the game ot the "moderationists" and nobody should be misled. Oil was the principal financial backer of the 1948 Dixiecrat movement, with help' from utilities, textiles and banks. That abortive political movement, which leaned heavily on racial prejudice, was designed to defeat President Truman by splitting the South. It failed. In 1952 no such third party movement was needed for General Eisenhower could be counted on to split the South/ as he did. Ohio. Governor Shivers started the Lausche talk some weeks ago. and, now others have joined the chorus. To anyone familiar with our political history this strategy is reminiscent of the political pattern in the "great Democratic drought"—the 24 year period between 1860 and 18S4 when no Democrat sat in the White House. The tactics of the' economic and financial masters of that day was to secure the nomination on both tickets of conservatives, which they were able to do, and to contribule to both parties, which they did. This was designed to. protect their vested interest in the rapid expansion of the economy during those years, including .the build : ing of the railroads with the fabulous land grants voted by the politicians, and the, exploitation of-our forest and mineral resources in a ruthless and wasteful fashion from which we never have 'recovered. . ' . .THOSE BEHIND this strategy are delighted to have a convenient cue come from Democratic Senator Lyndon Johnson of Texas, Democratic leader in the Senate, who is going heavy, on* "moderation" and a "moderate -candidate" and wants the South to form a "moderate bloc" to influence the convention. Amusingly, the game was given away for those who know their politics when another Texan-— BUT THE Southern people, or at least enough of them, can not be fooled again by another Dixiecrat-type movement. Nor is the President available as a candidate. That is what creates the dilemma for the powerful economic imSTtr5ts who, however, - now find great solace in the new alternative offered by Senator* Johnson with his ."moderation" slogan and his plea for an "open convention" and a "moderate" The only candidate's name thrown out thus far is that of the recognized conservative Democrat, Governor Frank Lausche of IN RECENT times we saw the operation of a conservative coalition at the 1932 .Democratic convention which J, .concentrated behind Governor 'Alfred' E. Smith of New York, the 1928 candidate who afterward went over to 'the conservatives. But it was unable to block the nomination of Franklin D. Roosevelt, who had been the front runner. This strategy has not been tried since on a comparable scale—until 'now. It -is directed chiefly against Adlai ' Stevenson, the front runner, but would be switched against any other progressive-type candidate if necessary, such as Governor Harriman of ^NeNv York or Senator Kefauver of Tennessee.' Part of the strategy is to set those three against one another in an "open convention" in the hope that all would be sidetracked and thus open the way for a "moderate" compromise candidate. But delegates—as well as other folks — are smarter than they used to be. (United F>»tirr« Syndiot*, Inc.5 Larsen-Gilmore Wife Of Ike's Son Knows How To Economize WASHINGTON (NEA) — Pretty Barbara Eisenhower, wife of Ike's son. Maj. John Eisenhower, is as careful a buyer of clothes as her mother-in-law, Mamie. With three growing kids and increasing social responsibilities, Barbara keeps a sharp eye on the family budget. Other day, for example, Barbara stepped into a plush women's store here in town. She spotted a beautiful cocktail dress, but when the salesgirl told her the price, she shook her head. "It's just what I want, but it would be too extravagant on a major's salary." The. speciality of the bar v is a giant old-fashioned cocktail. He stirs up a mean Gibson, too. It's great apple country around there, and Red is proud-of the-local apple jack he serves. RED STANLEY, the genial chief bartender at the Gettysburg Hotel, where correspondents and official visitors will stay, isn't about to be aloof to his White House party customers. THERE ARE SOME exotic foods which you just can't get at a restaurant or even at a big dinner. Like sambal badjak. a red-hot Indonesian sauce which would take the fur off a Mexican's tongue. Or^ajam odor,- chicken cooked in thick' spice sauce; pisang goreng, bananas baked in a heavy candied gravy, and sajoer djagoeng, a corn soup which you wouldn't mind serving for dessert. That's the menu Mrs. Hari Kruithof. wife of a Dutch World Bank official, served to an intimate group of bank and embassy people the other night. She cooked every- thing herself, too. Excuse for the party was the arrival of a jar of sambal badjak from Indonesia, the only. thing Mrs. Kruithof didn't cook. But who needs an excuse to "serve food like that? • ; ' History From The Times Files TEN YEARS AGO November 7, J94S Estimated 10,000 visit Navy exhibit during visit of victory Loan "Blue Train." William J. Graham. Pittsburgh, signs lease to take over management of municipal airport, effective January ]. Plans completed for annual Armistice Day parade. TWENTY YEARS AGO November 7, 1»S5 t Certificate of incorporation granted Cumberland Real Estate Company. Mrs. David R. Allen installed ax president oi Fort Cumberland Unit 13. American Legion Auxiliary. THIRTY YEARS AGO November 7, 1925 Borden School Tarent-Teacher Association organized, with Mrs. Robert Carter as president. Sterling Electric Company awarded contract for interior and exterior electric light fixtures and equipment at nearly-completed Central YMCA. Mr. and Mrs. Clifton W, White injured when truck hit.« their, automobile on Baltimore Pike. FORTY'YEARS AGO November 7, 1»IS Council passes ( order requiring Baltimore, Street merchants to remove signs extending three feet beyond building line. Rev. Dr. Asplnall McQuaid, New York City, begins series of lectures al Maryland Thtalre. J. A. Anderson elected president of St Lukc'l -BroUwrhoodi WHEN IKE arrives at his farm in Gettysburg, Pa., he is sure to get all the privacy he needs. Citizens of the town have agreed to give the White House family the aloof treatment. They feel it's up to them to make sure the President's Gettysburg convalescence ,is unbothered by rubber- neckerst sightseers or nosey townspeople. ' . Civic leaders also have heard that the reason why the Eisenhow- ers like Denver so much is because people there tend to leave them alone and do not make a fuss every time they see Mamie on the street or the First Family leaving church. Gettysburg will try to follow the same pattern. THERE IS a drive on to educate men into: year-round wearing of the- black silk dinner suits which have become fashionable for summer. Some awesome adertising man in Madison Avenue looked out of a window down upon a deserted outdoor dining area* one chilly sundown—and the idea came to him: "Who dines outside in the cold?" Since no one in his right mind does, it came to him that it was silly for a man to cumber himself with a winter-weight wool dinner suit. • • .' Agreed. But how about. standing on a cold, sleet-swept street corner some winter night trying to flag down a taxi? Those Hudson River winds can shrivel legs encased in black silk trousers.' ' Cheap suede lumps like chewing gum. . HOSTESS NOTE from the North Shore: Before griddling your waffles and pancakes (the information this corner possesses stuns the imagination) fry crisply half a dozen slices of Irish bacon and, when they have dried on paper, crumble them into the batter. Before frying Irish bacon parboil it for a few seconds in violently tumbling water shallow in the pan. This not only fortifies the batter but will take away the taste of that sodium pentathol story. THE PAINTERS and the carpenters are giving the last licks to a new coffee house in 44th Street, . designed, hopefully, to catch the theatrical trade and also to furnish 40 different kinds of coffee from Middle West American to Armenian and Turkish. The chances are a solid nine-to. four that they'will not include the best' and most stiffening coffee available anywhere in the world. It is found only in crude mountain huts oh the slope of the Sierra Madre de Oaxaca in Mexico. It is crude as ore, bitter as gall, hot as a blowtorch and is served unblended. They simply dry the beans available on the slopes, using a_slow, slow fire and slabs of tin cut 'from gasoline cans. Later, the fire is pumped up and the same tin,slabs are used for roasting the beaus. The coffee is .served in clay bowls which are held in both hands and a man ready to drop in his tracks from utter fatigue can, after one bowl, take on wildcats and tame, cobras on the side. . ARE YOU BUYING a suede gar- ment'this fall? Take care. There are as many ways to'cut leather as there are to skin • a cat. The best garments are made from the top grain leather, which is free of imperfections. Cheap suede is made from inside'leather, the under part of the hide. Also, be sure of the dyeing. A good suede garment has been soak-' ed in dye until the color permeates the hide through and through. Cheap garments are colored by spraying them. The best suede can be washed in mild soap and water. AUTOMOBILES now have power windows, power brakes, power' steering and push-button, powered •transmission. Some even have power, air-conditioning. All we need how, to stop the carnage, is powered brains and it will be a pleasure to get out on the highways again. LOOKING for Robinson Crusoe's life and the quietist kind of escape from .tensions? Isla Grande off the coast : of Mexico has two almost circular bays, silver beaches, swarms of parrots and jungle solitude. The Government of Mexico will tell you about it if it tempts you. fMcNaueht Syndicate, Inc.) Frederick Othman Presents Or Bribes » Which? WASHINGTON — This is the • time of year when many a top man in many a great corporation pores over the mail order catalog, looking for Christmas gifts to send the t •.customers. : The press gets some, too, and I'm now suggesting that America's corporate Santa Clauses consider the third-line bureaucrat, an embarrassed little man, who was forced by a Congressional Committee to tell his idea of ethical Christmas presents. He said he'd accept an eight- pound ham from a corporation with which he did business, but a 12-pounder he'd send back. I find myself in much the same position. It's hard to draw the line at. Christmas time between a remembrance and a bribe. genuine marble bases. I trust nobody sends me any of these. ONE TROUBLE with such gifts from businessmen is that the recipient frequently can't remember .who sent''em. Last'Christmas, a corporation now unknown to'me, ' mailed to my house, a desk-size cigaret lighter, with my initials stamped on its imitation leather cover. This cooked on gas. I wish I could recall who did send it. because the small tank inside eventually lost its pressure and I have no idea where to buy another. Several other cigarette lighters, pocket size, I also. re-, ceived and passed them on to heavy smokers of my acquaintance. " THERE'S no earthly reason why any corporation should send a gift to this reporter, but many of them do, and for years my favorite Yule package has arrived from a leading airline. It always consists of a glass jingle bell for my Christmas tree. This costs at least 15 cents, retail, and I accept it gladly. An especially prosperous year, however, is nearing an end and I heard tell-many a firm is buying expensive gifts for its friends, like wrist watches and pen sets with White House correspondents have had in years is the chance that Ike might spend some time in Key West, Fla., during his recovery. The vacations which former President Truman spent on the naval base there were among the most enjoyable times reporters ever had. The base has the best swimming pool in the state. The fishing is great. And the hospitality is tops. If Ike goes down there, it will be the .best-covered vacation in' White House history, probably. THEN THERE was another corporation which went the other direction. It was a soda pop outfit and it 'shipped me a real leather clothes brush with the firm's name on top in white letters two .inches tall. I decided against keeping this advertisement'on my bureau. A tire company had an excellent:, idea. It sent along a wooden chopping block on which Mrs. 0. daily whacks the onions and the carrots. She appreciates this. Odd thing is that when she- bought a set of tires a while back, she chose those of a firm which never had sent her a present] This must prove something for the benefit of kindly corporations. DETROIT has shown this town something new in the way of parties. A few nights ago executives from General Motors Truck Division came down from Michigan to entertain 2500 members of the American Trucking Association during their_annual convention. v Party started with cocktails and such hors d'oeuvres as oysters Rockefeller, imported cheese and caviar. Dinner featured shrimp- crabment cocktails, giant slabs of roast beef, three kinds of wine and a songfest by (he Air Force choir and opera star Marguerite Piazza. Then they rolled up the nigs and danced to all hours. Estimated tab for the blowout: COCKTAIL odds: Two to one that the year Mrs. Nixon, wife of the vice president, buys a mink coat. Word is that she has been shopping for one for the past couple of weeks. Trouble is her husband made such a point about her cloth coat in his famous fund speech during the campaign. Even v money that the White House will have a semblance of a social season late in the winter. At least one reception for the diplomatic crowd and one for congressmen. Maybe one for the Supreme Court. ••*• Hundred to one that Senators John Stennis. John McClellan' and Dennis Chavez will be flying commercial airlines for the next few years. SEVERAL firms remember me annually with a jug of drinking whiskey. I always accept this •with thanks, because it is useful for medicinal purposes. One concern involved in press agentry usally gives me two bottles of liquor, wrapped in holly and that both- "ers,me a little. I take it, all right, but it comes perilously close to that 12-pound ham. Come to think of it, there is a U.S. Senator, who regularly sends around a turkey, but I don't think he's trying to bribe me. I like to believe that he considers himself my friend. '• Still and all I'd rather have a good story from him. any day, than a turkey. Other lawgivers shower down with Christmas cards. MOST DELIGHTFUL news BRACE yourselves men: Next year there will be no celebration of Expectant Father's Day. Whether you know it or not. the last., celebration of this event came off last June 18. This year, however, the Ex'p«ct- ant Fathers Club of New York has dropped its sponsorship of the event. So it will not be publicized by the U. S, Chamber of Comrnercc which officially recognizes all special day*, weeks and months of 1956. FROM ONE of them I always get two cards. One of these is de luxe; the other is a five-center and 1 do believe his secretary somehow got me. on two lists of those entitled to greetings, either plain or de luxe, from the boss. You get the idea. Christmas is a problem for businessmen and I'm glad I'm no corporation president, trying to decide on what is not too liltl* and also not too much. .(United Feature Syndicate, lac.) So They Say I'm quite sure the President would like to get back to the farm. So would Mamie. —Sen. Frank Carlson (R-Kan), long-time Eisenhower booster. There Is no comfort in assuming that qualitatively if not numerically we (U.S.) can assume continued superiority. The Russians have a lorif tradition of excellent work in the basic sciences. ~-Rep, Melvin Price (D-I11), AP Reporter's Notebook NEW YORK — Some things a columnist might never know if he nsver opened his morning mail: That nearly everyone knows ADranam Lincoln was the tallest American president - e-feew - but nine out of 10 people can't name the smallest. He was James Madison, who was exactly a foot shorter than Lincoln. - That Buchanan was the only bachelor president of the White House and President • Tvler was the most prolific. Tyler had 14 children, seven by each of his two wives: That up till now Dwight David EisenhowIP is the first and only president to hold an air pilot's license. . That in times past, man -has used for money such odd things as the teeth of porpoises and whales, boar tusks, beaver skins, stones the scalps of redheaded, woodpeckers, pretty' slaves and tobacco, salt, rum, sugar and beer. Remember when they even used real money? TH4T FOR EACH person in. America today 'there is about $11 in coins, $172 in paper money, and $630 in checking accounts, That only 10 per cent of business involves an exchange of 'cash, the other 90. per cent is done with checks.- •. ~< That 19 million checks are .written every day in this country, and the amount of the average check is slightly under $300. That business and- industry -lost half 'a billion dollars last year because of stolen, fraudulent or forged checks. \ That Christmas must be really getting "lose, or I svouldn't be wasting so much time thinking about money. Anybody want to trade one dirty $10 bill for a couple of nice fresh redheaded woodpecker scalps? That a pocket edition of Lillian Roth's best-selling autobiography, .'Til' Cry Tomorrow," sold out a first printing of 750,000 copiei in io days. That Irwin H. Kramer, 32-year-old owner of the Hotel Edison, retained a fashion expert to advise his lady guests on what to wear .while in New York." ....'. j. ' . That 35 women in Short Iplls, • N. J., by collecting and melting down ' old eyeglasses frames, have raised enough funds in -the last quarter century to provide hew. eyeglasses and artificial eyes for 105,000 people. That a good hearty belch will relieve many . persons of the fear they, have a heart ailment. The feeling of pressure around the heart often results from a habit nervous 'people have of swallowing too much air. . . That if your, stenographer gets uppity at her work, it may be because your office is painted the wrong color. Psychologists say color affects the emotions. Green is supposed to. lessen excitement, blue induces tranquility and brown is restful and warming. Therefore the psychologists recommend these colors .as best suited to the modern business office. That actor Raymond Massey wants to know: "Is it true that Liberace gets his dress clothes from a Dior-to-Dior salesman?" That the rest of my morning mail today wouldn't interest you any -more than it does me. Who likes to read bills? (Associated Press) George Dixori The Washington Scene WASHINGTON— When President Eisenhower went back to eating high on the hog he saved his Secretary of Agriculture from being up to his head cheese in pork butts. The President also rendered life simpler for millions -of us who have been playing gustatory follow-the- leader. Now that our leader has thrown his own health diet to the winds to save Ezra Taft Benson from swine smotheration there is one less decision 'we have to make every day. We do not have to decide whether to enjoy breakfast or have beef bacon. This is dramatically true at the National Press Club. When Ike announced he had been put on beef bacon because his docs believed that pork bacon was too fattening, our au courant chef, Alphonse Zappelloni, immediately put beef bacon on the menu. Although he is both a Swiss-Italian and an Italian-Swiss, and has been in the cuisine business all his life, Maitre Zappelloni wasn't sure what beef bacon was, or where he could get it. But, because of his deep-seated conviction that what was good for the president of the United States was good for us who make our living writing about him, he put -beef 'bacon on the menu and then went out looking for it. HE FOUND IT. after being virtually insulted by four of his biggest pork suppliers. and even tried it himself. He 'decided it would be safe to put us on the stuff because he was certain he could get us off it any time without too violent withdrawal pains. But the minute the President had his Denver conference with Secretary Benson and announced he was going to risk keeping his weight up to keep hog ppices the same way, Mr. Zappelloni took away our beef bacon. You can't get it at the Press Club now, even after hours. To distract our stomachs from the abrupt withdrawal. Mr. Zappelloni rewrote our homespun American menu, with its roast beef hash. breaded pork chop, corned beef on rye, and added ratatouille a la Marseillaise. Even our most accomplished linguists, who can rattle off such esoteric gallicisms as Chateaubriand steak avec petit pois peas" bogged down on ratatouille. They demanded a translation Chef Zappelloni, , a f I e r looking around to make sure no member of next year's board of governors was within earshot, said it meant "riff-raff." •?.-.. •"IT IS -CALLED that," he amplified, /'because it has so many elements. It has carrots, celery, silver onions,, eggplant, mushrooms, cauliflower, ripe olives, green olives, dill, pickles, capers, tomato paste, whole tomatoes, lemon peel, olive oil, wine vinegar, cloves, bay leaves, salt, crushed pepper garlic and fresh tuna fish. , ..-. A ( _ "Any group." added the erudite genUcma" so diverse would be referred to as riff-raff." "Epecially," shuddered an aesthetic member, |'if they crushed garlic over their tuna iisn! Mr. Zappelloni was born of a Swiss mother and an Italian father in Milan, but spent his formative years just a mile across the Swiss KL" 1 ^ Ugano> J told him mv bride and I had been through Lugano a couple of weeks ago and he said we should have stopped off and visited with his folks. • he 23™ hSVe fCd yt>U Sonie r » u ' ouille '" , th V atat °«ille <Nile different- from food, I mM n. I told Mr. I would like to pass .long the "E resdersj and ' He ssid u flidn ' 1 proportions - Feitiuti,

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