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FOUR EVENING TIMES. CUMBERLAND, MI)., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1955 Dial PA-2-4600 for a WANT AD Taker Evening '& Sunday Times Ever? (Ut«rnoon <«x«pt Suna«y> »DO KuncUj Mornlnt Published by rtoe rimes ind Aller«a)»i Company. 1-9 Soutb Mrchaolr St Cumberland Md. Entered «» .econd Haiti mili"m»ltfr «t Cumberland",. 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OUR COUNTRY . •"...• ' The union of. hearts, the union at honas, and the Flag of cur Union tower.— Morrii Dangerous Situation i. . C? A MEETING at Indianapolis on flying safety has brought to light sonic astonishing facts that demand urgent, energetic attention from our top civil and military aviation authorities. We have heard a lot in-recent years about the "crowded air" over our major airports. Only now are we beginning to learn how truly dangerous this congestion is. W. G. Jensen, 'of -the Air Transport Association, representing the scheduled lines, gave the conference details of the agency's survey of near-misses in commercial flying. He would not confirm a statement which The New. York Times says has been ''generally known for some time": that the survey showed four incidents daily in which, airliners missed each other by perilously close margins.; • . • - : •; /. : ''...' LAST PICTURE WAS CLEAR. AS A BGLL Whitney Bolton Looking Sideways NEW YORK — It's not quite as complex as assembling an automobile or even an automatic toaster, but the making of a New York story sometimes can be a fascinating pursuit. Like standing in the rain at the curb -in front of Absinthe House and two men walk out to wait, like you, for a taxi. And one says to the other: ''You know something ; that has bothered me all my life? How do they write music for drums? I mean the actual notes, like for piano or saxophone or whatever. How?" So you grab the first taxi, which is your right, and as you ride away in the thundering rain you suddenly think .to yourself: "Well, how do they?" Lowest line of the staff for the bass drum.-Next' for the snare. Next for the bongo. Top line for the : cymbals. For some reason cymbal beat is always written in x's. It's like a poem meant for a song but the melody hasn't been written. '' "The cadence is there in the lines, but no tune has been composed. You follow with foot or hands, as called for, the beat for each and when they all come together you have the necessary beat. But that's just the beginning. Thomas L. Stokes Why Is; T • T LOS111£' 111 .: ,.•"... Elections? BUT HE ASSERTED that 65 : per ; cent of the near-misses .occurred in full daylight' and 43 per cent, under conditions with 15 miles or more of visibility. And 'he••noted that almost : a .third took place in the nation's chief terminal areas—New York, Chicago, Washington, Los i Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Kansas. City, and Miami; To underline. ^yhat is' happening with .the great growth of civil and military aviation, Lt. Col. ; Jack Tueller, chief •of the-Strategic Air Command's Flying Safety Branch, reported: that since Jan. 1 this 'year there have been severalhundred incidents In which bombers and fighters narrowly-averted mid-air collision. And not all of them 1 miss,', of, course;- From the second half of 1950 "to the second half of 1952, Air Force collisions: in mid-air rose ; from'four a month to! seven.- Since then the rate has leveled off. , NATURALLY Air Force 'planes by the nature of their business'often'fly in close' formation : with .relatively small clearancei-margins. : But there is more, to the matter,than that. There was one case where a B-47 jet bomber flew head-on in clear daylight weather through a fdrma- tion^of three other B-47's, damaging two of them. Though military and civil air operations differ markedly, there is a ..big''-'common element in 'the "congestion problem they face. Both seem, to need stiff hew'rules of traffic control, affecting pi]ot;and tower operations alike. And both need 'vastly better electronic control'de- vices,; despite all the wonderful progress made:in this field in recent years. The airlines' safety record in 1955 hasn't matchefl their brilliant .1954 showing, but over recent years the performance has been generally excellent. The evidence suggests that this is due to their technical operating skills and just plain luck. Certainly the rules and conditions that govern .flying today leave a great deal to-be desired. Fund For Asia ', A VOLUNTARY' aid-to-Asia program has been launched, by an illustrious group of people. 11 is called Fund for Asia, Inc.. arid is actively supported by novelist James A. Michener, former Governor and Ambassador Chester Bowles, former Ambassador Henry'F. Brady and former Economic Control Administration chief Paul Hoffman. 'Its purpose'.islo promote mutual understanding among the peoples of Asia and the'United States-.by encouraging joint educational, cultural and civic activities, visits and .exchanges-of ideas and persons. The Fund has value for two apparent reasons. First it supplements the heavily burdened program of the United States government for Asia. Secondly, the aid it will make available can be accepted freely by Asian nations, which often fear that strings are attached to government grants. The importance of Asia in the world today needs no special emphasis. Rich in uncxploited raw materials and potential manpower, many people believe that this continent,'in several respects, represents the future. The Communists are already trying to absorb it. The democratic world can strive to keep it free. Once Too Often . '• TWO OF THE NATION'S top public opinion poll lakers indicate now that they probably won't try lo do any serious forecasting of results in next year's presidential sweepstakes. They have sharp memories. In 1948 everybody got burned when former President Truman '.knocked off Governor Dewcy, Four years later, caution naturally, was the -rule, • and nobody forecast President Eisenhower's big sweep. If : Mr, Eisenhower should decide to; run again, the pollsters might be heartened to get into the "fray on a bigger scale. They figure he'd give them some margin. But if he takes himself out and another close race,looms, they'll concentrate on measuring more predictable things—like who's liable to buy a TV set in 1957, The fact is the poll lakers haven't yet found a satisfactory formula for forecasting elections accurately — and they know it. WA S HI N'G TON — Republican party spokesmen, such as National Chairman Leonard Hall, fool rieith- ,er themselves nor other experienc- - ed practical politicians when the'y airily dismiss the last of a succes- :. sion.of Democratic triumphs in 6£f: ryear and-special elections as of "no national significance." Technically it is undoubtedly , ;true that local issues were stressed ,. chiefly in the slate and city congests, even though the impact of national issues was detected in some cases, such as the- farm mar- kel towns in Indiana. Yet the accumulation of victories by any one parly in local elections — as .Democrats have been 'piling lip. for nearly three years — is of paramount national significance, ; especially.in the organization for a Presidential election a year hence. ' . This is for the simple reason that control of the political machinery, that is'public offices, at the precinct level and higher, with the patronage and influence that goes .with it, provides a ready, willing and eager organization to stir up . interest and enthusiasm and get ' ;out the vole. ' , , : Tliat is : a good iieadstart for a national election sucK; as that next. ' year,, for.'votes that'.win national elections : are votes -thai are cast' in the local precinct. . counties and slates'; including gov-' ernor and legislatures; . Literally it has been a revolution. Republicans know that: ;' What worries Chairman Hall and others in looking "to next year's Presidential election is the force with which the Democratic upheaval has struck in the strategically important East with its big.bag of electoral votes, for instance r.\ New York,. Pennsylvania,' New, Jersey, and Connecticut. Their electoral votes can';.well-nigh be decisive. They, were all in- General Eisenhower's column in 1952. In these four important Eastern. states Democratic governors now sit af the top in command of state organiz"atib"ns; and successive city and;county elections since the be-, ginning of 1953 have strenglhened ihe foundalion at the bottom. Nor. has Ihe political revolution been confined to the East, but has ra- dialed in every,direction, breaking out sometimes in unexpected quarters as in Indiana in last week's election." ' . bases in next /year's Presidential' election.' '•" . -,....,. - But Philadelphia is peculiarly .important.and:its case spells out- one of the OOP's most troubling dilemmas. Philadelphia weighs heavily with its', large vole in how Pennsylvania goes and how Penn-- sylvania goes is very -important in a nalional election. • • /Democrats previously had swept into Philadelphia with'a "reform" movement on a simple but effective issue that perhaps should be ' tried more often, "that of just plain good government. The citizens Inhere obviously liked it. for Ih'ey pul in an order last week for more of it. .' ' ' YOU THINK of looking up Krupa and decide against that,.- since he is.unpredictable. You"think;of looking up Buddy Rich, and you .vote, against that. And you get as far as thinking of calling lip Martha Scou7s husband, who-is a pianist but knows about modern drummers and, suddenly, you think of long, tall and expert Jimmy Chap-' in: . •''•.. So you get out of Ihe cab and look, in the telephone . book and you .find that Chapinhas a place on Eighth 'Avenue. You. call it 'and he's in. He laughs and tells you to come over, he'll explain it to you. . You get into anolher cab and get out in front of a saloon, that .says Woody's Bar and there is no other, door.-You walk in and there is one of Ihe few women bartenders' in New 1 York, a lissome structure of blonde blandness who says::"Down the hole." ... So you walk down narrow, creak. ing - stairways to a deep cellar which once upon a time was obviously a speakeasy. Undressed, buxom dames have been painted on the brick walls and a few rusting tables and chairs have been stacked in one; corner. And this is what an overheard remark on.a rainy sidewalk has brought you lo. "EIGHTEEN years later you have learned what to do with beat and how to interpret and give it personal technique and signature. One set of prescribed drum notes is like another, but one drummer isn't like another. "I learned to drum in the gym at ^yilliam and. Mary because a student abandoned a set of drums there. A year and a half later I was studying wilh Sanford Moeller, an old man going on the 70's and now in the 80's, who spent 25 years touring -the country with. George Cohan and badgering-every drummer in every city he stopped in. "He loved to look up old gaffers who had been Civil: War drummer boys because they had a beat of their own. Kids born in 1850 and drumming in 1864, and now, in 1910, gelting along but remembering and able to show Moeller. UNLESS YOU .have kept count of the local viclories. of the Demo-' cralic party in the laslihree years and have analyzed Iheir scope, as has this reporter, it might be hard to realize the deepsealed change •that'has"'come over political organizations in the Democratic party's favor right down, lo the grass rools. Thai goes for lowns. cities, WHILE Chairman Hall blilhe'y dismissed Ihose' eleclions as of "no national significance"' when -they' were over, he did not act -that Way 'alkali while •the';:campaigns were 'going on. He 'went to Philadelphia:himself_.to appeal in .that-."local election" for the Republican .candidate, W. Thacher Longstreth.. So did other Republican speakers, and President Eisenhower, himself, gave his endorsement. .... Why Chairman Hall was so concerned about this "local election." as he was indeed'about others, was for the reasons previously explained, lhat is. lo hold conlrol of offices and patronage and influence that goes with them as operating WHAT Republicans need in Pennsylvania to check Ihe apparent Democratic revival is. something in Hie Eisenhower mode,'a moderale- ly progressive .organization.; and. program. '-.' . .:- ^ .. .' , But the Republican organization still is largely dominated by liie Old Guard GOP under; national commitleeman G. Mason Owlelt, successor lo Joe Grundy who at 92 is now in retirement. The Republican candidate for Mayor of Philadelphia was in the ^Eisenhower mode, a young ad'v'er-- tising man, a newcomer to'politics;- but this old cily Republican organization, which he tried to dis- o\vn. still asserted ils claim'and very likely hurt, his campaign. Maybe Chairman Hall, instead of just dismissing local elections lost by Republicans as of no national significance, should go back to fundamentals and : ask why Hie parly is losing local elections,, and start, from there. The national problem might lake care of itself if Ihe local problem were solved. CUnitcd Feature Syndicate, Inc.) JAMES. CHAP1N at about 36 is not only a professional drummer of vast repute and skill, but he writes books about drumming, teaches drumming to other professional 'drummers and even lectures on it. He. is a drummer's drummer. He lounged in a. leather chair and considered the question. ; "It makes sense," he said, eying a: lady painted on the wall, a lady •built like a Mack truck and possessed in imperishable paint of no clothes. ."The average fellow wouldn't know about how to write drum : music. It's writlen in straight lines on a regular music staff. But it has no,melody, no notes going up or : coming down. Just a straight line with measured breaks in it .which set the rhythm. . 1'LIKE MITCH Miller, .today, who in getting' recordings ready tries to find the 'Civil War beat' like for 'Yellow Rose,.of Texas.' Moeller found it. He also found a way -to teach young men like me.- He taught Krupa and then Krupa imposed on that teaching a layer of his own inventiveness. .And you never learn eriougffT . • "Some men can' play bongo or drums by hand and set the joint afire. They would die the death on a snare.; Just don't know it. I've- tried to learn e'nough. of all. I'm no specialist, just able to go along. with what's'-wanted. • "Like Saturday night I'll play, with Lester Lanin at. a debutante party. They want the Society beat. It's a fixed thing and you'd better not deviate or invent on it. Monday I'll do rock and roll at Birdland and Tuesday I'll drum for a stripper in Jersey. "Those girls have nothing but bare skins and a look. The drummer makes them look good. Then on Wednesday I'll do a night of progressive jazz and maybe on Thursday some Dixieland or swing. Friday I'll teach and Sat 7 urday back to the Society Beat." •And now you know how drum music is writlen and what makes one of the world's top practitioners what he is. Thanks to two puzzled men in the rain. (McNaught Syndicate, Inc.) Hal Boyle t ~AP Reporter's Notebook NEW YORK — Three years ago Countess Dagmar von'Bernstorff decided to become the first countess in history to go around the world on a .motor scooter. ' "The end is now in sight," said the pretty, blue-eyed, 26-year-old German aristocrat. She and her first cousin, Diether Ebeler, who has acted as her bodyguard, escort and chauffeur, have scooted 63,000 miles—counting hitchhikes aboard ships — since they set out from Munich Sept. 22, 1952! Their extraordinary journey had as its basic purpose Ihe colleclion of folklore and folk music for eduealional and travel programs which the pair write and produce for a radio.,, station in Baden-Baden: • % Their vehicle, a Iwo-wheeled, 4V:-horse- power Yespa scooler, pulls a single-wheeled trailer in which they keep their clothing and recording equipment. . The couple have had many exciting adventures during their trip which has carried them across-30 countries and 18 of the United States; IN SOUTHERN GREECE they were attacked by a pack of wild dogs. "Because we were not allowed to carry guns," recalled Ebeler, "we had to ward off : the dogs with a cake of soap wrapped in a stocking, which we swung like a blackjack." ' • In Turkey they .were caught in an earthquake. In Iran they became lost in a snowstorm. In Indonesia they scooted straight through a camp of outlaws. / "The outlaws were so surprised to see us come riding out of the jungle on a scooter., they left their guns at their sides," Ebeler said. The couple started out with $700, have, earned about §6,000 giving lectures or writing articles. They earned their passage across the. Pacific on a Honduran freighter. The countess worked as a quartermaster, Ebeler as an able- bodied seaman. . : Later Ihis month the couple hope to work, their way across the Atlantic on an Italian vessel, then scoot the last lap home. So far 'as they know no one before, countess or not;: has ever girdled the globe on a motor scooter.- HERE ARE A FEW of their impressions of the United Slates: ; ; • '•• "We always thought New York City was in New Jersey. "•'',." " ' "We had the wrong idea about the United States.' We thought it would be noisy, with' everybody honking his motor horn or whistling .at girls on the street. It isn't that way at aU.^ • You have a quiet country. . ;i " "We found family life here much stronger than we expected. "We are amazed to see how few houses have fences. It is quite thrilling to see so few., fences. "Your man in the street may not be top familiar with international affairs, but he seems to know everything there is to know ' about domestic politics. "The churches—whether they are Protes-' tant, Catholic or Jewish—have more influence with the people than churches do in Europe." The countess was particularly impressed with the versatility of American women. '.. "They do everything for themselves," she said, adding with* a note of'awe in her voice: "They even wash their own hair. In Europe a woman wouldn't do such a Ihing." (Associated Press) "Frederick Othman So Steam Engines Pass Out Peter Ed son Touring Russians Amazed At ~ '-.•••- WASHINGTON— (NEA1—Robert F. Loftus, who guided the Russian housing mission on its grand transcontinental U. S. tour, had a fine time. .11 was his idea, in the first place. Bob's regular job is public relations expert for National Association of Home Builders. 'It cost NAIIB around $15.000 for Ihe Rus- "sians" travel. Locnl builders spent another $20,000 showing the Russians the sights'in l-t cities. Loftus found the Russians-smart as whips, shrewd, and possessed of a surprising sense of humor' in an earthy sort of way.' Tell.''em. a traveling salesman story with a fe\v subtleties in it, and 'they wouldn't .get' it. But on a good barnyard joke they'd roar. Crossing Memorial Bridge into Washington.. Loftus. explained that the big gold horse statuary was a gift of the. Italian people. Some people didn't'like'the sla'tues, he said, because the-first view of Washitigto'n they gave to tourists was the rear end of a horse. The Russians loved it. of them immediately began to Icll her.'-through the State Department interpreter, that Bnb was out every night and came in with lipstick all over his face and collar. Another of' the Russians then chimed in. "This is not so." he said. "Mr. Loftus is my friend. ] will defend him, even if I have to lie." When the Russians gol on airplanes, they immediately demanded all the magazines. They couldn't' read a word of English. But they studied all the pictures in the advertisements' like crazy. . As far as housing is concerned, Loftus fears the Russians are go- ins back home with, a pretty confused idea. Everybody tried to explain everything. But the housing 'concepts of the two countries are right out of two different worlds. The Russians were all engineers and construction men. and good ones; But there is no private home building industry in Russia. U. S. Housing They thought all the pretty little houses were the summer, country homes of millionaires. Towards Hie end of the tour, it began to dawn on them thai there just couldn't be that many millionaires, even in the United States. San Francisco, usually regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, left the Russians colder than Siberia. They couldn't understand why the people lived in all (hose little low houses so close together on the hills. Why weren't big tall apartmenl houses put up in their place? The multiunit, multistoried housing development like they had in Russia was their concept of what housing should be. In Russia the government owns all the land. 'Through seven ministries, the government builds all the housing and collects all the rents. It's easier for the landlord-govern' ment to keep an eye on apartment tenants. Cheaper, too. WASHINGTON — If Charles'F. '•Kettering, long-time boss of General Molors, hadn't wanled a new engine for his yacht back in 1930, 'railroad trains today probably still would be pulled by locomotives.' '..'• This lale, as unfolded before Ihe Senale Anti-monopoly subcommil- lee by Harold Hamillon, who probably did more than any other one man to make the diesel locomotive a reality, struck me as a fabulous one: it even indicated that big business isn't all bad. So there was Hamilton back in- 1920, peddling white motor trucks in the Rocky Mountain area. He also ran the service department and his biggest headache was trying to keep running the buses his firm had sold, with flanged wheels, for use on branch line railroads. pany was bankrupt,.. and Electro- 'Molive wasn't much' better off. Hamillon figured lhat lo -develop a proper lighlweight diesel would cost $5,000,000; lo tool a factory to produce it would come to another $5,000,000. Nobody seemed to have that much money, except maybe Kettering and a couple of other General Motor executives, who order•ed for their yachts new diesel engines from the Winton Company. Kettering spent a good deal of time in the engine factory, because he was fascinated by the diesels. Hamilton spent his time there because he didn't have much else to do. IT JUST happened that Mrs. Lotlus was in San Francisco when tliC'toui- hit there. Bob took the Russians around to meet her. One AT THE START of the tour, when the Russians wore being driven around new U. S. -middle- class suburban housinj: developments, they didn't believe what • they saw. . History From The Times Files TEN YEARvS AGO November 18, 1915 B&O trainmen' disobeying orders by failure to break trains at crossings ran risk of "being broken" on railroad company's iron .rail of discipline, .Circuit Court told. Mrs. Jjce \V. Withcrup named Cumberland's • "lady'• of the year" by Beta Sigma Phi sorority for Red Cross work. Deaths of Lafayette -DcWitt, 15,' Friendsvillc; Charles Iscr, 81, cily. TWENTY YEARS AGO November 16, 193.) Mrs. D. L. Reese elected head of Ladies Aid Society of First English Baptist Church, Froslburg. Hev. L. G. Bridgcrs. Rncc Street, injured in auto accident near Hancockv Deaths of Joseph Quinn, 23, Froslburg; Mrs. W. D. Shaffer. 36, Hyndman; Mrs. Minnie E. Weires, G4,, LaVale. THIRTY YEARS AGO . •November 16, 1925 James G. Carroll, city, elected state president of Ancient Order of Hibernians. William F. .lames, 57, Henry Si reel, city employe, crushed to. death in fall under .motor sweeper on Race Street, Death of Mrs. Louise Brinker, 75, OUllown Road. FORTY YEARS A (GO November 1C, 1915 Charles R.Whcclcr named chairman of arrangements of "While Way" celebration •'. for newly re- paved Baltimore Street... Miss Margaret Richmond appointed principal of Maryland Ave- niic School, succeeding Mrs. Mary .?, Rank who was named head of Hill Street School, Frostburg. J. L. lloopengardncr. 23. Elder Street, hurt in B&O accident flt Spring Gap. THE RUSSIANS kept complain-, ing that American methods weren't modern because they didn't use one-ton concrete blocks. The Russians are still using masonry construction. Our.-conccp't of building a steel framework for a big building, then hanging lightweight fac- inp; and walls on the frame, just isn't known. The one sample house which the Russians bought knocked-down for shipment to Russia may have an uncertain fate. It wasn't intended for a Russian winter. Otherwise, the lour was a "cultural exchange" success. Barbs By HAL COCHRA.V Possibly the Illinois woman who asked for a divorce because she couldn't find her husband, forgot to look at home. THESE VEHICLES kept falling apart; Hamilton, figured that the trouble was in the transmission. It just didn't have the stuff—and the railroads were crying for- motorized cars that would keep running. Hamilton figured he was the fellow lo give Ihem whal they wanl- ed. He quit his job and organized the Electro - Motive Engineering Company, to develop a car that had a gasoline engine, which ran a generator altached to an electric motor to turn the wheels. You can imagine his chagrin when he discovered that the General Electric Company had built such cars and abandoned them as no good. • . He talked GE into building him some generators: he also lured the Winston Engine Company into making him some gasoline engines of 175 horsepower each. Then he got the cars built and they worked fine. Gasoline at the time cost four cents a gallon when bought by the tank car and the railroad discovered that they could run an electromotive car for 30 cents a mile, and replace a standard steam engine and a couple of cars that cost $1.25. HAMILTON and Kettering became fast friends. Next step was for Keltering to buy the Winton Company, and then lo take control of Electro-Motive. General Motors put up all the milloins that were necessary: and Hamilton got the kind of lightweight, high-speed diesel engine he needed for locomotive use. He also became a vice president of General Motors. And that, fellow passengers, is why the steam engine at the front end of a railroad train is no more. It also helps to explain why General Motors now sells 76 per cent of the diesel locomotives in use.. It got a head start, thanks to Kettering's millions, plus his all-abiding interesl in engines for yachts and otherwise. , • .. (United Feature Syndicate, Inc.) So They Say I was fired and that's that. I don't go in for this publicity racket. There's a Story behind all this but it isn't'going to .come from me. I'm just an executive and producer of shows. . ...••—Larry Puck, fired by 'Arthur. Godfrey; The old-fashioned family doctor, has disappeared and maybe he went some place with the old-fashioned family. An Ohio woman was'fined'for hilling ii man in n restaurant with a bowl of gelatin. She shouldn't have been carrying congealed weapons. BUSINESS for Hamilton was booming; the railroads kept demanding more power and the more horses he put into his cars, the more gasoline they used. The price . of pas kept going up until it reached •» cents a gallon and it wasn't, long before steam engines were as cheap to run as gasoline. Hamilton investigated diesel engines, which were much too heavy lo put in railroad cars. The only lightweight diesels he could find came from England and they..apparently, were put together by watchmaker?. Every part had lo be honed by hand: when assembled by mass production they simply wouldn't work. *•'.•• ' ' By now -the Great Depression was at hand. Th« Winlon Com- Vehicular exhausls represent the most common, universal and probably the greatest source of emitting cancer-producing materials into the atmosphere in certain areas. —Dr. Paul Kotin, University of Southern California School of Medjcinc, addressing a sympos- ing of lung cancer. . . We would not deserve lo survive if we were taken in by this peace (Russia's peace and light") campaign. • —Sen. Richard B. Russell (D-Ga) returns from Russia, George Dixon ; ii' i • i i i mil ' ' ' t" Tlie Washington Scene WASHINGTON — Nearly every American who goes to Europe, and sees all those little ,cars scurrying around like internally-combusted ants, loys with the notion of buying one when he gets back home "to beat the parking problem." But, once home, he puts the idea aside. Instead of buying an easy-parker, he is much-more likely to make the down payment on :the- biggest space-taker-upper he can 'ill afford. . . The Iruth is lhat the average American doesn't wanl Ihe family vehicle litller; he wanls il bigger. He'd ralher pay a $2 fine for illegally parking a large, imposing crate than let the neighbors think he couldn't afford any-; thing but one of those 50-kilometers-to-the-litre go-carts. I HAVE BEEN convinced of this for some time; but I have just had my opinion confirmed by an authority — no. less than L. L. Colbert,, president of the Chrysler Corp. " ?.' The Chrysler chieftain may have reservar lions about the Wilsonian doctrine, "What's good for General Molors is good for Ihe country," but he has no reservations about his conviction that this country will not be won over to the miniature car. ;.4 Mr. Colbert came to Washington the other day to give us "the view from Detroit." "We could only accept this as retributive justice, be-cause there was hardly a pundit among us who hadn't been to Detroit to give it "the view from Washington." . " r THE CHRYSLER BOSS had barely exposed himself to us for questioning .when we asked him whether parking difficulties would lead to increased popularity o[ the. little car. He reacted as if we'd reopened an old wound— which, it turned out, we had.- . *;' "We put out a smaller: car in 1953!" fie exploded. "It-was the biggest mistake we"ever made!" • -' i. • ,;-" The automobile tycoon : declared, with, .fa fervor that seemed little .-short of fury, that he'd never be a party to'repeating the error of the 1953 Plymouth. He said he was dedi: cated to the proposition of making 'em bigger and bigger.'.' . . .._•'•'-. ,- •' ; • *', "Americans don't even care if ihe.new cars are too big to fit into the garage," he 'shouteB. '.'They'll knock down-the back and-the side walls of the. garage, if/necessary., f f f /"•.'They'll park.in the worst winter weather in the street." •;; - : ;.-'"''••;'• '•.'' " . • $ It would be wrong to regard the. electric light as replacing older forms of lighting; Ralher. what '. it chiefly replaced was unlighted streets and roads and the habit of*going'to bed at dusk. —Marshall G. Munce, of National Association of Manufacturers, says automation can lead to. ,< higher living standard. I ,WAS i INTERESTED in Mr. Colberts observations because of a recent experience of the Dixon family. When we were in.Rome a couple : of, weeks ago we were taken sightseeing in a baby, or maybe I should say barn- bino,;Vcar by Mr. Osvaldo R. Sparvieri, f flf Scandinavian Airlines. ' .-.- j* ': Mr. Sparvieri declared that'the ..little thing, a Mercedes-Burp, I think he said it was, woujd park anywhere, and proved it by parking 'on the rims of coin-filled-fountains and the pedM; tals of world-famous statues." ". . !& My bride started lo say we must certainly get one when we returned to the States, jun as we began a tire-screaming twist and turn up Palatine,HilL After we had missed a down descending baby cars by inches sh« suggested timidly: ,- •"' ^ "Aren't we having rathtr close calls?" -F *!Ycs," agreed Mr. Sparvieri cheerfully. $ we were In one of your American cars we wouldn't be.hurt because they are sturdy. But even if" : we get hit just lightly in this we atf dead five times." • *; ' Prom then on w« did our aifhtMeinf.it busses. : ; (Hint FMtaNM, IM.V * I

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