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FOUR EVENING TIMES,.- CUMBERLAND, MD., FRIDAY, .NOVEMBER 11, 1955 Dial PA-2-4600 for a .WANT AD Talcei Evening & Sunday Times Every Afternoon (except Sunday) and Sunday Morning. Published by Th» Times and Alles*"" 8 ." Company. 7-9 South Mechanic St., Cumberland, Md. Entered .« fccond" class mall matter" at Cumberland, Maryland, under the acl jol March 3. 1879 ' Member of tb« Audit" Bureau of Circulation Member o( The Associated Press '" ' "Phone PA 2-4600 • '• 7^01 Oncein a Lifetime Weekly subscription rate by Camers: One wee* Evening only 36c; Evening Times per copy 6c; Evening and Sunday Times We per weeS: Sunday Times only, IQc per copy . Mail Subscription Hates Evening Time* 1st 2nd, 3rd and 4th Postal 2ones $125 Month - $7.00 Six Months - SM.OO Ono Year 5th 6th 7th and 8tb Postal Zones fl.50 Month - J8.50 Six Months - S17.00 One *«tt Mail SubscriptiOD Rates Sunday Times Only 1st. 2nd. 3rd and 4th Postal Zones JO One Month - $3-00 Six Months - $6.00 On« Veai Sth, 6th. 7th and 8tb Postal Zones .60 One Month - $3.60 Sbc Months -.$7.20 One Vear The Evening Times and Sunday Times assume no •financial responsibility for typosraptical errors to :advertisements but will reprint that part of an advertisement in which the typographical error occurs. «rror« must be reported at once. Friday Afternoon, 'November 11, 1955 OUR COUNTRY The union of hearts, the union of hands and the Flag of out Union forever.—Morris. % Tremendous Stride ::. THEY THOUGHT they wefe iaking a pretty big stride some .years back \yhe_ri they-expanded the original Chicago airport to a square mile. But.it wasn't enough. So now they're starting all over Sgain, and this time Chicagoans are really, doing it on the grand scale. The other day they opened the first portion of O'Hare gield, the new Chicago airport, which vften completed will give the nation's Enajor airlines a base 10 square miles in area. It is the world's largest. In 1945 the experts figured the present Midway airport would be handling eight million passengers a year by:'1955. Actually, this year's figure will be about nine million. -I/ THIS KIND OF'tfaffic has made Mid-' Vyay the world's busiest single airport. It tiandles more traffic than any two of New York's three big fields. The deluge has outmoded, most of Midway's facilities, and made the.place a headache for many travelers transferring'' from , plane to plane. Chicago doesn't want it to happen again. The new estimates say that by 1975, when the jet age.of commercial flying will; be 15 years old, some 25 million passengers a year will be using Chicago airports. Midway perhaps can take six or seven million without too much jamming up. But O'Hare is designed to accommodate 30 million a year. That means Chicago qiight to be pretty well set until 1985 or 1990. That is real planning, planning with the faraway look in the eye, the kind we get all too little of in this country. ' t. ANY GREAT AIRWAYS hub.' in America that doesn't plan the same way fs just pushing back the trouble horizon a short distance. We have reached the stage of growth in the United States where big, bold plans are the only sensible and economical ones.,"We need the same imaginative approach toward our needs in'highways, schools, hospitals and other' public facilities. Except for the heralded turnpikes, most of the truly inventive notions in these fields have never gotten off the paper .they were written on. Chicago no doubt has many hurdles to clear before O'Hare Field.is a reality in all its amazing breadth and length. But it has made a fine beginning, "and it*deserves the congratulations of all in America who prize genuine progress. -' . . .1 Measuring Hollers "•:. THE UNITED STATES Army, is sponsoring research on hollering. It has hired a Cambridge, • Mass., firm of acoustics consultants to carry out this project. Perhaps, to the uninitiated, research in this field seems strange... But any veteran will realize that the Army has a vested interest in hollering. If any agency should 'conduct research on how far a holler can carry, it should be the Army. When a sergeant hollers, it's heard, or else. In civilian life ' it's different. It pays to ignore hollers, unless emitted under one's nose, so to speak. A married man will try not to hear his wife's hollering. A pupil will try not to-hear his teacher. A .worker 1 will,do his 1 best'to'ignore the boss. While in the services .it's up to the listener to hear, in civilian "life it's up to the hollerer to make himself heard. That difference is c/ucial enough to make research on Army hollers useless for the civilian variety. But obviously it's -the "civilian who needs the help. It's no feat to become the hollcrinest army in the •world when njen are commanded to.listen, in answer to one short holler, squads ton right, turn left, turn inside out. But .how much turning can a man command •'at home when whole series of. excellent .Rollers, loud, clear and' long, can't even turn off a television set? fcrewless Trains £.„ PRESIDENT Patrick B. McGinnis of Ihe New York, New Haven and Hartford '^Railroad has announced that a train with- "ij'ut a crew or-even a single operator on '•board will run between New Rochelle, :r lv. Y., and New Haven, Conn., by the 'iniddle of November. It will be operated 'by remote control from. a truck , on a nearby highway. No skill in prophecy is ' jieeded to predict that the railroad broth- "erhoods will not be altogether pleased.' •:;if. the idea spreads, their men will be $hrown out of work. The brotherhoods' -political power is shown by-the number .bf "full crew" laws enacted by state Icgis- ;-]aturcs over bitter opposition by the rail- .roads. An extreme example is the Ohio jslatute which requires an engineer, a vfireman/a- conductor and tvyo,helpers for .Switch engines operating in the yards. ;Where'air these 'men are 'supposed to ride Ihd what they, .arc, to, do, is not stated, unions say that'these, prescriptions in' t^c- interest • of- safety; • the rail- call them feather-bedding. How the .flnions will tackle the problem of crew^less trains is anyone's guess, but it won't $i easy to cram a feather bed into a ''.remote control cabin.. , . I LOST A <?LMRieR >W A D'Mt 1 StoMGWHcTRe ,„ .. .__ CARE To -'—' YOU MIGHT F: f /^j' IfJ CASe VfoU DO, -TH''DIMe IS WH<SW A WOULD BUY; Whitney Bolton Looking Sideways NEW YORK — Who would you think of as certainly one of New York's happiest persons and, possibly, its happiest? A banker, a movie star, a TV producer, a Broadway character, a little man in the surburbs with a good job, a pretty wife and three children? Or who? One of the happiest individuals in New York is a balding man in his middle 40's, with a tiny one- floor-up shop on Madison Avenue in the 90's. He gave up his .career as a radio engineer to become the town's outstanding (and quietest) fixer of shattered, powdered, broken objects of great delicacy. He is known as Mr. Fix-It. That's the only name he wants, used. Until he came along, the acknowledged experts in this line of repairing and restoring precious porcelain, glass and ivory objects were Japanese.. -....'." THE THIRD Avenue Elevated, .structure is virtually down now, the work of a contracting company which took a huge gamble. Most demolition firms wanted a vast sum from the city for tearing down the ancient iron ,and steel structure running through Manhattan. The firm which got the deal offered to pay $750,000 for the privilege. It gambled agayist time: it could get the metal down and carted to the steel mills in time to earn much more than three quarters of a million. The scrap value was enormous. And now it is almost all down ^•cept for a forest of steel pillars iipoh which the structure rested. Thomas L. Stokes Is (Jeiieral Motors Menace To Competition? MR. FIX-IT didn't like the way they fixed things. For one thing, .they used clear airplane glue and . plaster of. Paris. It was weak, fragile and one small blow would undo the expensive restoration. .. For example, if a tiny human hand from a statuette was rebuilt, it was done in cement and plaster. It could be broken easily. He began experimenting with resin glues, •Tesin-based• plastics and- : other ad-, hesives. He began building things like tiny hands and ears, or chip- 'ped chins, out of a combination of things, and to prove to customers what they were getting would drop •'the tiny object on the floor and stamp his 220 pounds, of weight on '.it with a-bboted foot: No breakage occurred:' THESE STEEL pillars, about 20 feet high, rear like iron trees along the length of the avenue suddenly given back to sunshine and air. In a few weeks these hazards will be gone, too. • They rest on a solid masonry foundation and concrete is built up around each base, in a cone about three feet high. These pillars must be burned off with torches and then sledges and air-hammers will tear into-.the concrete cones. • -,:, WASHINGTON - Add up a few .'facts sucii^s these: .Senator'Joe O'Mahoney, veteran from 'Wyoming, is a devoted and ardent Democrat. So is the much younger Senator Estes Kefauver of Tennessee,"who is also regarded, as-a candidate for his party's 1956 Presidential nomination, as he was; in 1952. These two have been key figures' in' an important investigation of General Motocs by the Senate Anti-Trust and Monopoly subcommittee. , . The former president of General Motors, Charles E. Wilson, a Republican, is Secretary of Defense and a key figure in the -Eisenhower Administration.-- General Motors has more contracts with the Defense Department than any other corporation, far and away. And, finally, 1956 is an election year. This combination of characters and circumstances, along with the timing, would indicate that Democrats, who now control Congress, except to get political advantages from/an exploration of the General Motors grant and its tie-up with the Republican party and with the. Eisenhower Administration. dustrial and financial structure. Before then, and afterward, he constantly emphasized a fact that this investigation illuminated. This is that we have vast industrial empires that stretch across our country-, irrespective of state lines, affecting the lives of millions .of people directly or indirectly. These are' virtual governments themselves industrial 'and-private in character ;v as distinct-from our public political government, They; must necessarily become the concern of the-national political government which represents all of the people. In discussing the., projected .investigation, .Senator 0'- Mahoney.fitted General'Motors —' which-^eceiyes fn>m consumers ap- proximateiyi$30 • billions annually—v into that pattern: ••-' '.) : ^ ..:'•; SENATOR O'Mahoney would not dpny that. Nor would Senator Kefauver. But both would also insist, and appropriately, that it is the function of political parties to keep watch on our economy to see that its industrial mechanism operates in the best interest of the public . and in. a way that does not penalize other businesses large or small. At checking on our economy for such purposes, Senator O'Mahoney is no Johnny-coms-lately. He is an old and experienced hand. In the late 1930's as chairman of the joint Congressional committee .known as the Temporary National Economic Committee, or TNEC, Senator O'Mahoncy made an exhaustive investigation into our in- "GENERAL Motors occupies a dominant position in industrial America. Not a single. community in the land, certainly .not a single, state is unaffected" by its operations and ^policies. ' "The economic life of people all through the nation is closely tied to the part played by General Motors in interstate and foreign commerce. This is the economic fieWt^hichi the ^drafters'^oj; : t^ Constitution''placed under 'the ex-* elusive legislation jurisdiction of Congress." . •; One of the great challenges of our time, the Senator explained "is -how public authority shall be exercised over the organized industrial; .society.-in. which we live,- witjip.ut,.destrbying ^ economic freedom;;' tbrough •' tpo='. much govern- Another serious question, he added, "is the extent to which the benefits of efficiency resulting from large size or mass production must be reconciled ..with our desire.-- to maintain opportunities for individual initiative." ••':'•••" OTHER automobile -companies were quizzed in public hearings during last June — Ford, Chrysler, .American Motors, Studebaker- Packard, and Kaiser. At that time, in response to the Committee's in- • vitation, the president of General Motors, Harlow Curtice, said he saw nothing his company could contribute. In taking up his company now, the Committee is completing its "study," as Senator O'Mahoney called it. Members of the Commit- , tee staff, who ; have- been 'going-• through GM's books 'iri'.-Detrbit, have had complete .cooperation from the company. . • In addition to economists who •have studied the motor industry independently, who will appear before the Committee, and J3M offi- . cials, the Committee will-hear also . from dealers. ,.: >: ' ' '"••'•: Some of them have complained that GM and, other automobile companies are forcing them 'to pur- ch^se unwanted cars, parts and •accessories and also exercise dictatorial, control over them in numerous ways. . Likewise, the Committee will question suppliers of GM in the effort to find out "whether the relative bargaining power of General Motors and other automobile ,; manufacturerSjj-^in .. ..dealing withv rnost suppliers is" so"-great as : tor;•: place the latter at an unfair,ad- w •-.vantage," as Senator 0'Mahoney> •put it. .--..' In its analysis, the Committee will try to ascertain what part mergers may have played in the company's growth and. will look into banking affiliations and trade practices, among other things. The Senator explained that 'his Committe"e wants to determine whether the company's size and scope is due to superior efficiency and competitive skill, whether there is opportunity for abuse of its power and ; whether, if there is •no such abuse', : -"the very magnitude of the corporation makes competition almost impossible." (United Feature Syndicate, Inc.) THE SAME WAS true of vases or pitchers which had been broken and all pieces weren't available. He'd glue in the larger pieces until all -pieces at hand were in, then would fill in the remaining with his secret compound. Then he would restore the over-painting. Result: a complete object with no discernible : flaws — and it could be boiled, struck, immersed in dish wateir.or fallowed to hofd water and flowers. '• He tinkers with minute objects ;for hours, never satisfied until the restoration an'd repair are complete and undetectafale. He has made a hobby pay in money—and most importantly in complete contentment. He would...rather have his little •shop, be his own boss and repair •art objects.than be president of a '•large bank or run the City of New 'York. THE CITY MUST repave the hples remaining in the street surface. Not for years have New York's "sidewalk superintendents" had so much fun as in the last few months; They stand on the side- walks'by the hour watching the men with the torches .cut away the steel while a crane stands by ready, .to hold.;the burned away section from-falling: When it is burned ' through) the crane lowers the section to a waiting truck and the burners advance to the next section. NEWEST wrinkle in Manhattan real estate is to tear down a.good, sound, operating apartment house for conversion of the property into a soaring business building. A friend of this reporter was paying $375 a month -rent for a Park Avenue apartment that was excellent. But his rent and all 'others in the building were erased, the; ; people were moved out and the perfectly good building was torn down to make room for a new sky' scraper: Another trick is- to tear down the walls and floors to the bare steel, skeleton and then build a new office structure onto the same frame.' Nine such, projects are under way on Park Avenue. (McNaught Syndicate, Inc.) L -"' - im ' • . ,. -. V • ;•>*•, AP Reporter's Notebook NEW YORK—Curbstone ..comments by a pavement Plato: .': .•;•.".. GJ.AV" £ Would obedience schools for wives maKe for happier marriages.in America? . . The question has. been raised-by a reader who wisely chooses to remain anonymous. > "Obedience schools for pets have worked out very well,", he wrote. .."So why not an obedience school for pet wives?..... ;/ . -^ "Such schools could teach most wives some thing's they badly need' to leariij-'such 'as -self- discfpline and'and the willingness-to carry a man's orders without barking back."-,. y. > Frankly, the proposal at'first glance sounds fine.. The ordinary husband "canjlthink at once of many ways in which, bis, wife.;might benefit from .attendance at an obedience school. -.; ; • She could,-for example, be. taught to g'ef up off the sofa and say. "hello"- whenever he returned home from work. • .;:She'could ; be taught to take off his shoes- and fetch his slippers. • ' ' ;';; .SHE COULD BE' taught-_not. to interrupt him when he is telling : h'is : favorite joke .'at, a party. She could be"-taught not to;show up, at breakfast with her hair.in wire curlers, looking like a fugitive .'from the. electric; chair. There is even a bare likelihood that she •might be coerced into-letting.-him handle :the spending of. his ; own paycheck,-:.'although 'this could well force 7 out of-10 -American families into bankruptcy in six months. • The list of- things-, a Jwell-run .obedience school could teach a'dutiful wife to help make - her husband's^ lot more: cheerful Js well nigh endless. 'J- ";' -,--*~~- •" --."-. However, the idea of obedience schools for wives, while it sounds highly logical, is basical- .ly impractical. The big flaw ; -in-the.proposal /'is' this: Where'-Hvould' you--gefr-the -teachers? You couldn't use women as teachers. No wife with any spirit would let another woman teach her how she should behave toward her own husband. ' , . • No, the teachers would have to be men. But consider what kind of a man it would take. Women know they are smarter than the average man, and they would merely sit in class and throw spitballs at a male instructor of only average brains or charm. Frederick Othman 'Haw' Says Plastic Expert .». ' -"- - WASHINGTON - I keep telling my ' bride; there's nothing 'wrOng with plastics per se; she retorts: .•/What about- all .the;.busted..Clastic '"merchandise" arouhd-ithe-ro'thman '-•• house?;- ••• •-,- —• ;':.;•;; •-.- "''' •••• *' She says ••(ignoring mysJrgitment ' 'that -plastics properly used are ideal- materials) if .the Federal 'Trade Commission really' wants to do a job at its conference concerning the plastic housewares industry, it'll call her as a witness. She stands ready to bring.in tn'e evi-' 4 deuce in a : closely'Woven basket. produced her automatic car-washer, which mixes soap powder with the water in the hose when a but : ton. .is ..pressed. No butlon:\'i-lt/ ;b'rok'e':off the second time she 'it;-: •:--.;-. ,,V-v •>•> (-.•":Then"'-'-to the cellar we- 7^^,., where the plastic handle on 'the" washing machine was broken from the strain of lifting the lid. Upstairs we looked at a dress ruined by plastic buttons that had melted in the cleaning process; they'd just dissolved. THE TEACHER WOULD have to be really extraordinary. To dutybreak a stubborn, willful wife he would have to have the physical appeal of Clark Gable, the magnetism of a hypnotist, the wis.dom of Socrates, the oratorical skill of Demosthenes, the daring of a wild animal trainer. Let us suppose such a teacher could be found. What tften? ; Well, no wife would want to return to a dull husband after studying under a professor lite that.' - .--,'• They'd all fall in love with teacher and ':Xvant to spend the rest of their lives in obedience school. ' . That seems to rule out the possibility of obedience schools for wives. The question naturally arises then: "How about a few obedience schools for husbands —wouldn't they improve matrimony?" The answer to this is there simply isn't any . demand for them. Every marriage is on Dbedience school for husbands. That's the WE^ it is—and that's the way it's likely to stay. ... '".-; (Associated Press) Qixon Peter Edson Newsmen Pick Stevenson And Nixon For '56 WASHINGTON—(NEA)—Eighty- eight per cent of the Washington correspondents believe President Eisenhower .will not be a candidate for re-election. 1 Forty-seven per cent of the newsmen .believe that the Republicans cannot win the election if Ike isn't.the candidate. But a close 46 per cent believe the GOP can win even if Ike doesn't run. Seven 'per cent won't hazard 2 guess on this point. Seventy per cent of the correspondents now believe U.S. Chief Justice..Earl Warren of California will not consent to become "a candidate, even if Eisenhower bows out. Twenty-four per cent think Warren will run. Six per cent are undecided. But. in another relatively close vote on a key question, 52 per cent of the correspondents believe the GOP National Convention will not nominate Vice President Richard M. Nixon to head the ticket if Ike doesn't run. Thirty-eight per cent believe the convention will nominate Nixon. Ten per cent express no opinion. If the Washington press and radio corps were naming the !ike- liost 1956 candidates today, the tickets would be: Democrats. — Gov.' -Adlai E. Stevnsoniand Sen. Estes Kefauver. Republicans—Vice President. Richard M. NLxon and Gov. Christian A. Hert'er, of.Massachusetts. ! THESE ARE THE highlights of a post-card survey just made by NEA Service for this column. The poll was compiled one year ahead of Election Day, 1956," and on the eve of President Eisenhower's. return tc Washington from Denver.. In all, 1065' daily newspaper, magazine., radio and television correspondents accredited to the Congressional press-'galleries were polled.. •••.• ..• : 'I ''.';.. Three hundred and thirty answered, the six top. .political, questions-put to them.. A 30. per cent reply is considered a good return for a fair cross section on how reporters close to the situation size up today's trends. «. ., > While the newsmen had definite yes-or-no opinions on the main political : currents,' they; were- all" over, the jot in naming their-first/ second and third choices for the. likeliest presidential and vice^pres- ideh'tial candidates. . ' : -.' : ,, The only ^one 'who showed- iip with a. clear majority lead was Governor Stevenson. He received' 88 per cent first-choice votes, nine per cent second choice and two per cent third choice. In second place, but not even close to Stevenson's total, was Gov. Averell Harriman of New York. He got five per cent first- choice, 50 per cent second-choice and 23 per cent third. Sen. Estes Kefauver of Tennessee ran third with three per cent .first-choice, 23 per cent second- choice and 30 per cent third. THE CONFERENCE in the marble halls here on November 21, as I tried to explain to her, has to do mostly .with Fair Trade practices •within the industry, so one plastics •• man won't cheat another with false invoices arid commercial. bribery. This made my Hilda seethe. She said what about cheating American womankind? Isn't the Trade Commission interested in;.that? . I said,, of course'it.-was, and so long as C the female-,: population bought plastics bearing the labels ot leading manufacturers it would get good value. She said, haw! And what about the big black knob that broke off the top of her pressure cooker? Now she has to attack its inner metallic nubbin with a pair of pliers if, she's "to cook tough meat tender. • ' SHE SAID SHE did believe that the best plastic familiar to her was called -"wood. It never melts and when made thick enough it • doesn't break. She said she'd dropped an. old wooden radio a number. .of times (the cord seems to'get • tangled in the vacuuum cleaner) • and the only damage was some nicks in the paint. . , . . • Pearl buttons don't dissolve, she continued. Iron handles, except on •a poorly-built garden sprayer she. bought at. a bargain, don't break. She suggested that if the Trade Commission was so smart, '. it. would forget about Fair Trade for plastics men and worry about fair trade for the customers. History From The Times Files TEN YEARS AGO November 11, 1945 •Mrs. Mary Lee Howdyshcll, 24. Wiley Ford, suffered fractures of both legs when struck by car. Mrs.'Angelina Amato, 61, Ridgeley, hit and hurt by auto here. Armistice Day fell on Sunday; parade postponed one day. TWENTY YEARS AGO November 11. 1933 William T. Fletcher, 70, Bedford Street, sustained hip fracture and crushed shoulder in fall from porch roof at home. Daniel Kvnns, Frostburg, re- nnmcd. president, of Past Commanders Association, Knighls of Malta of Central Pennsylvania. THIRTY YEARS AGO November'II. 1925 Hay .Weaver, Archie Schaidt and Homer Wise, city, injured when car hit telephone pole at Eckhart. Death of Mrs. Mary Kilduff, 63, Midland; Mrs. Johanna' Wild, 89, city; Mrs. Harry Regcr, 26, Virginia Avenue, LaSalle Institute won award for best appearance in Armistice Day parade. FORTY YEARS AGO November 11. 1915 Conrad J. Hcrpich elected chairman of All«fiany County delegation (o General Assembly of Maryland. First annual fair of Cacapon district held by farmers at Paw Paw School. GOV. LAUSCHE of Ohio ran a poor fourth with only two votes to head the ticket.' He got seven per cent as second-choice candidate and 15 per cent third choice. Fourteen other Democrats — too many to name. here — were suggested for the Presidency. But none got more than a few scattered votes. For the Democratic vice-presidential n6mination. Sen. Kefauver came out ahead with:.34 : per cent. -G.'Clement of. Tennessee was sec- \-bnd with nine per ;cent first-choice : *yotes. Sen.:Hubert."Humphrey of ^Minnesota was-third, but .with only four per cent, first^lioice votes. •' Surprisingly, Sen'. John J. Sparkman of Alabama,, who was Stevenson's running mate. in 1952, got only three-to-five per cent of either •first, second or .third^choice ior the vice-presidency.•'-• . •• In all. 45 Democrats were sug- This indicates how wide open this race may be. '.,;'.-'.' ' •" ON THE Republican - tally, with only It per cent of the newsmen believing President Eisenhower will run for a second term, it followed naturally that only eight per cent gave him as their first choice. Vice President Nixon led the parade to head the GOP ticket with 41 per cent first-choice voles. Chief Justice Warren was second with 19 per cent first-choice votes. President Eisenhower was third, and Gov. Thomas E. Dewey of New York and Sen. William Knowland of California were tied for fourth with five per cent of HIP first-choice votes, Twcnly-six Republicans were i SHE SUGGESTED that the Commission (and her husband) take a look at her handsome maroon and gold-colored bedside .radio, '., .with alarm clock included. This .device fell off the night'table,- a distance of two feet, to a thick carpet. The clock kept running. The radio continued to play, but the plastic case crocked in two. Now,: said she, another firm is advertising non-breakable plastic radios and wasn't she being cheated when she bought a different brand which mentioned only the beauty of the box? And she also said while the government and I were about it, we might take" a look at her kitchen. She produced a plastic cup that had melted in the hot water of the dish washer until it looked like it was a reflection in a fun house mirror. I said, yes, but she also had some plastic dishes which ' didn't melt in extremely hot water. Again she said, haw! . ALL SHE wanted, she said, were 'plastics, that didn't crack, 'melt, dissolve, or burn when subjected to" normal use. She admitted there 1 must be some on the market, but how is a girl to find them when- all. plastics look alike—and most labels say nothing about durability? . : There you are, Trade Commission. That, plastics industry, is what my expert thinks. You gentlemen take it from there. (United Feature Syndicate, Inc.) Authority SHE PRODUCED some yellow , plastic dishes, with scorch marks around their rims. ..They got charred in the dish washer, apparently by being stacked too close to the . heating coil. -.'';' v ' She hauled out of the drawer a . meat chopper with the plastic handle missing.. From the garage she named as • Presidential- possibilities.* Aside from 'those mentioned, none got more than four'votes', i ...:'. Nixon also headed the poll as likeliest : vice-presidential candidate, with-17 per cent first-choice votes. Harold Stassen of Minnesota and Sen. Clifford Case of New Jersey tied for third place with 3.2 per cent of first, second and third-choice voles. Nobody else showed any strength at all. The reporters' votes were scattered among 53 extremely dark horses. PRESIDENT Eisenhowers recovery has been so satisfactory, that it now seems unlikely that any formal delegation of his presidential authority to anyone else will be necessary. At the outset of his illness it was believed that some definition of the authority of the Vice President in the situation night have to be made —that perhaps legislation might be called for. . That President Eisenhower has recovered is "reason for nation• al gratitude. Yet it would be a good idea, now, while the memory of-the President's temporary inability to function is still fresh in our minds, to make certain that a, situation will never occur when there is reason to doubt what the -Vice President's position really is. In the event that a President dies in office no question of succession .exists. But when the, President'is. unable to function there is a va? . gueness about what must be done. This time we are fortunate. The. members of the administration^ were.able to perform their duties •and keep things moving. We may- not always b« so fortunate. -:•;•" The duties of the President'are heavy and the man who must assume those duties—even temporarily—should not have his problems complicated by any doubt as to what his authority, really is. Congress and leaders of (he administration would do well to give this matter prompt attention. The Washington Scene WASHINGTON-When President. Carlos Castillo Armas," o[ Guatemala, was here, last week he 'caused Sir Roger' Makins and the staff of the British jEmbasgyi;" tpj-go bug-eyed. It looked as if the .yourig?hefb who liberated .Guatemala from the Communists had taken . advantage ' of - Britain's preoccupation with Princess Margaret to annex British Honduras. Guatemala's man of the hour; a handsome re, 'was principal speaker at. a gathering attended by notable,--denizens: of this world . capital, including numerous envoys. When the .guests arrived they. discovered that the Guatemalan Embassy'had placed in each seat a gorgeous: specimen of the printer's art. '•'-I;It was 'a folder containing a pamphlet 'entitled, "The Story of President and Mrs. ..Castillo 'Arniafcj" and a large folding "map of .Guatemala.".- A. THE PAMPHLET began with a physical description of Guatemala. It said the republic was bounded by Mexico to the north and east and by El Salvador and Honduras to the south and east. But what had happened to British Honduras, its eastern neighbor? It has been completely swallowed! \ The map showed it as a province of Guatemala, colored in the same yellow as the rest of Castillo Armas' domain. There was a small dot where Belize, the capital of British Honduras,-had. been. But even this had been Guatemalicized. It fiad'b'een-renamed "Belice." The British Ambassador rubbed his eyes when he saw the map. : He sent^a flunkey on the double for a standard Atlas and reassured himself that there;. seally^ever' had been a British Honduras. . The standard Atlas stated there not only was such a place -but that it had been a British crown colony since 1884, and a ; British possession before that, i- This was not as solidly comforting as it might have been, however, for—at this moment —the words of the Guatemalan .president seemed, to become "as full of sinister implications as >his territory-grabbing map. With a gesture" that seemed to take in the map that had swallowed Britain's only Central American outpost, Castillo Armas told the gathering: --•'-•--., ;• ' "We are dedicated to just and equitable methods of distributing land wherever necessary." WITH A NOBLE-.'effort. Sir Roger restrained; himself Jrom cabling Whitehall to call oif .the army and the navy, and the boys of the ol '"brigade who made old England free. He decided to make "informal" inquiries into Guatemala's expansionist activities. ; , •" He received positive assurances from the Guatemalan Embassy that Castillo "Armas had not'.pulled off an ; anti-British coup. Moreover = the Guatemalans satisfied him that their 'country has n6 imperialisOc^dcsigns upon the British Empire, ,;£v.-; ^"''-y^ v '<;•'"/TThey explained-U v?as-" r attftlhc fault of a Quatemalan* cartographer vwrw'.'tthought his 'country is bigger than it''isX frv ;,./'-This satisfied ^hc'cfiijtish, but it doesn't satisfy me. I'am--rioV.".'su«f'U.Ms the full explanation. Sty-.theory, is this:, . On most regulannups o! <j!«tr«l America. Guatemala is colored": -yelloj».' and British Honduras red. " •' •••''•*'-' The cartographer thought that Castillo Armas had chased everything red from that part of the country. (Kint Futures, Inc.)

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