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-FOUR EVENING TIMES, CUMBERLAND, MD-, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1955 Dial PA-2i4600 for a WANT AD Takir Evening & Sunday Times Every (UMrnoon ttxceH Sunday) and Sunday Mornin*.. Published by Tn» ttoei *nd *"«;«»'« " Company. 7-9 South Mechanic St. Cumberland, Md. •'"Entered M »e«md class mall matter at CumberlaDd, .-£" Maryland, under th» act ol March 3. 1879 "•-;; Member of the Audit Bureau of ClrculatloB '•'<• Member ol The Associated Preia • •<•? " phon« PA 2-4600 once in a Lifetime AHEBSTERCUSSIC 'Weekly rebicrtptton rate by Carrten: One> •«* Evenine only 3Sc; Evening Time« p«t copy 6e. 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ADLAI STEVENSON of Illinois, now an avowed candidate for the .presidency ic 1956, is the man to beat in the Democratic party and everybody knows it. Historically, it is highly significant that he should occupy this dominant position. Not too many defeated candidates for the office get that kind of acceptance from their party. William Jennings Bryan was the great exception, mnning the Denfo- cratic nomination three times though never the presidency. Thomas E. Dewey had to come from behind to grab a sec.- ond nomination in 1948. 'Wendell Willkie, though enjoying high-national prestige after his 1940 licking, was undercut-by party regulars in 1944. This does 'not Imean Stevenson is-now a:waik-m' for; the, 1956 nomination; It is interesting ..to • observe how' many' party leaders;, have • changed their tune- since 4953, and: 1954;.. .Theh they spoke'as'if Stevenson could:have the- nomination on a platter. . -; : • . : ? You POT HA/MDS RIGHT IT AW' SMEAR IT ALL Whitney Bolton Looking Sideways NEW YORK — Let us not stroll down the garden path of psychosomatic medicine (you can avoid a common cold by being certain that your wife loves you) today, but, instead, look upon something new to the public but not to research. The word and the item is bio- flayonoids, and if it sounds to you like something out of science fiction, don't flinch. v \ Your next cold may be eased and routed because right" here in this space, which covers everything from tubless tires to welded steel, not counting the denizens of Broadway and New York, you may have the information on bioflavo- -.noids. THERE ARE professors at UCLA in:California, who .vowthat a man distrustful of his wife's v af- fectiohs is a set-up to catch cold. There is a doctor jin New York who advocates walking on all fours to-obtain relief from colds. •He has something: the'posture pitches the sinuses forward and automatically causes them to drain and the pressure on thereto ease. /If you don't believe it, try it.' You'll look awfully silly, 'but you'll feel " better. . ' on the right track but getting a diluted version. ' And the flavonoids do not come only from the skins of lemons and oranges. They come richest from the meat of the fruit. They have to be highly concentrated, into "capsule form, like say 1,000 oranges to a capsule, before they battle, what aUs you. v " If. you want to be persnickety and' ask just how citrus or any other flavonoids work you'll have to consult thus far uninformed men. They are cot sure. Even the laboratory geniuses aren't sure. They aren't' sure exactly how penicillin or cortisone work, either, for that matter. But-as surely as chlorophyll exists'and .'is-a powerful agent in the plant field, that important: and powerful are the flavonoids. : Thomas L. Stokes Why Condemn Speaking Of Proper English? ./"••ONE tEAJElNS' NOT 'to ;take ttii? preliminary comment too. seriously, no \mat-. ter how enthusiastic. : Certainly .-.it:/: is a pretty good index of :'a: ; man's general sta- -tus in the party. But'it is not "delegate .talk." As the time for lining up delegates' draws near, the leaders' point of view changes from an" easy doling/put .of-fulsome praise to practical, political trading;. Those who think they ; have : ;s6methihg ; to 1 gain by bargaining stop acting.'as:of \they were ready to give away theirs/delegates for nothing. Recent developments in the South offer illustration.,' -Both/Stevenson and his frieh'd Stephen 'Mitchell, .former Democratic ^national chairman, labored hard in the'southern; vineyards :to rebuild' patty strength after;;Pmident /Eisenhower^ heavy 1952JinroldsS 'They fell; there, b'y^ey/hadxgireatiyfadvanced Steyenson's own cause for 1956. Very likely, t,tiey ( haye. : . But they got :asurpfiseiWheri;Seri: Richard Kussell of Georgia-ntit.long ago mentioned Ohio's /Democratic Go v.'Frank Lausche as a good prospect for 1956. " " ' WASHINGTON — We are .back again:to the little red schoolhbuse —using that as the symbol-of our belief in education. • \ :'..... ; " ;' There's ho people anywhere who put so much store on; education for "everybody as we do here/in the /United States. ; '"'•'• // That ; is," except for-our.Presiden- /tial candidates. At least that seems .so. .. /• Which brings us to Adlai Stevenson against; whom, once more, as 'in the 1952 Presidential campaign, we 'are beginning to Hear whispers, and innuendoes because, of all things the fellow is able to express himself in forceful, clear, eloquent English, in a style peculiar^ his own, and to say what he means. Furthermore, he has wit and can /lighten up his speeches on the 'serious problems of government 'with an apt observation that brings^ :i-a smile. Maybe it./is/TQot -that-we; are a nation : . of// Illiterates, unable to _ understand .'• or -enjoy, .speeches about the/problems that confront us in language .that is. 'clear and inspiring. Y~ . - , THOUGH LAUSCHE ho doubt would have a considerable appeal to southern conservatives, he was not being seriously advanced as a nominee. It was Russell's way of reminding Stevenson and any other northern candidate that the South will ;npt/deliver its support for the asking. It jwill want to know -what the party proposes to do—platform-wise and perhaps on the t.vjce-presidential nomination—to give the ^ South recognition commensurate with''its 'strength both in the convention and at'the jpolls. This is standard political pattern of tjie months leading to the convention. The 'days of glib "I'm for Adlai" talk are gone.. Stevenson is in fact powerfully placed to .get the nomination again. But he clearly 'will have to trade for it and fight for it. ,T-he prize is too big to be give-away plten by politicians who are trained to- ;,iexact their "quid pro quo" in return for ''favors extended.' If he doesn't already /know them, Stevenson is now learning the hard facts of political life. THAT OUGHT to be all to the good. But, oh no, to the contrary. He is talking over the heads of the people—so .the critics say. He should speak the language.of the man in the street. ; All of which is hardly a compli: ment to our happy land: with a schoolhouse and a church,; figuratively, on every corner and millions and millions of us who can read and write and even figure and - know how to use our dictionaries— if Adlai Stevenson should "stump" us. As he returns -to the political wars again and we.begin to hear the snide remarks about his intellectual attainments and his sense of humor, the suspicion arises that maybe this is coming from folks who have axes of their own to grind politically. SURE ••• ENOUGHt on' examination you discover that those who complain about Mr. Stevenson be : ing a "high-brow" or -an "egghead" include champions of other Democratic Presidential hopefuls and, of course, Republicans. Neither group otherwise seems to have any objection' to politicians being •intelligent or-witty nor do th'ey really believe that our voters are as dumb 'as ITiey -would make it appear. .'.-..•';/ ; - : Take a local'case here." The president of the Democratic Club of the District of Columbia is a businessman by the name of Arthur Clarendon Smith. In announcing at a luncheon that the club's executive committee had pledged itself to promote the can-. didacy of Senator Estes Kefauver of Tennessee, he said: "In order for the Democrats to nominate a .winning candidate,in 1956, they must look beyond the- national convention and nominate- a man who speaks for the American voters in their own- language." in the Tennessean's English—nor. ever . any . attempt -'at. anything .quaint or folksy, except his habit of posing in coonskin caps. He proceeds, as does Adlai Stevenson, on the theory that good English is the language of the/American people. IT IS NO Teflection on the Senator,' or on Governor Averell Harri- maii of New York;; another Demo- .cratic Presidential -aspirant, to'say that: Adlai Stevenson'has 'a 1 distinctive literary style of his own, which' neither of the other two have. But that's something that is the • gift of the individual .and can not be •provided, not even by a ghost writer. Winston Churchill has an individual style. So" did Woodrow Wilson. . - . :/:• ''Adlai Stevehson^s not, of course, good news for the ghost-writing fraternity. He writes his own speeches which, as you know, is a rare thing among' politicians. The nearest parallel in our times to Adlai Stevenson is Woodrow Wilson, a gifted writer who also wrote his own. I ONCE HAD 'a grandmother who learned that you could ease 'a cold; if not shatter it, by boiling grapefruit skins and drinking down the bitter brew in tumbler- Ms. I also have .observed men gulping down hot toddies and ... the lemon skins in Scotch mists the drinks, not what happens on the moors). Their instincts were right. In citrus there- is help. But you could eat a crate of lemons or oranges.,and not., get. ;the help a -small dosage of bio- flavonoids can give you. And, since the cold season is upon us, I rush •"•to" yoii"with the happy news. 'These bioflavonoids can help anything from, chicken pox .to coronary thrombosis. The -term; was coined six years, ago, the substance was discovered in 1932.' Which only ; proves how long it takes for a good thing to reach the sneezing '•; public. PRESUMABLY this was another of the insinuations against Adlai Stevenson who is, to be sure, as anyone can testify who has heard both, a much more entertaining .speaker to listen to than the solemn gentleman from Tennessee. Yet, so far as language goes, the Tennessee Senator r.nd Mr. Stevenson seem to use the same sort of words in-discussing Issues of the day. There is nothing hillbillyish VERY LIKELY the people can 'detect the difference in the man;: -•who writes his 'own. He speaks, with unity, for the speech is himself. /•-': Maybe that was why, despite the, sppofers ^faout "eggheads," some 27 milliorf'persons voted for Adlai Stevenson in 1952. Apparently they could understand what he was say-. ing'and were convinced by it. and enjoyed his quips and were not offended that he thought them intelligent citizens with a sense ,of humor. , : i '. ' Perhaps the little' red schbol- house was notjn vain. (United Feature Syndicate, Inc.) Larsen-Gilmore White House Staff Gives Welcome To Mamie Restoring Art .1 f. GREAT ART is priceless. It can never b'e reproduced. 'Once destroyed, it can ;'never be replaced. Modern science has ;given man the tools for preserving great 'alt, and for restoring much of.its original /beauty. A team o£ Italian government .''employees is now using these tools to re; store some of Italy's oldest art treasures JAyhich are among the great in the world. I Some of these tools are as simple as a i.bowl of warm water and a sponge. Others •consist of X-ray and-.ultraviolet ray de. vices, infrared .lamp batteries and even a Ijgas chamber. ' All of these are used .to tp'rotect old art ma'sterpieces against the. WASHINGTON - (NBA) - The housekeeping staff at 'the White House is delighted to have Mrs. Eisenhower back even if she has to spend most of her time at Gettysburg. She has handled executive mansion domestic employes like Ike has his cabinet, delegating them 'complete authority to do their jobs as they see fit. She's free with compliments and always has a gay or kindly remark for the maids, butlers and cooks. Mamie doesn't bother to run her fingers over the furniture to check dust. She knows they do a . good job. When Guatemala President Castillo Armas visited here recently, for example, Mamie sent word from Denver, that the visitor and his wife must get a complete tour of the executive mansion. They did, from upstairs bedrooms to basement swimming pool. work because it was Veterans' .Day. Nearly all of them volunteered to stick around and lend a hand, so the President's return would come off smoothly, as it did. A SMALL TASK force ' quietly left Washington recently to go to work for Adlai Stevenson. Leading the list was John Home, administrative assistant to Sen. John Sparkman, Others were: John Brademas, administrative assistant to Rep. Thomas Ashley; and John Sharon, a private lawyer-previously assistant to former Undersecretary of the Army Archibald 1 Alexander. a drink fast at the crowded bar. Instead of asking ..the Russian bartenders for Scotch, .bourbon , or -Martinis, he shoved'his glass •at them and demanded "visky." Amidst giggles-and blushes all ' the; embassy wives'and secretaries had their'' picture : taken after the party broke up..; • - , : Every pinko in.'town was there, , natch. . •.--•• • . For the first 'time in years sing-- er Paul Robeson didn't show. : INCIDENTALLY, w o r k e r s around the White House,sacrificed, a holiday when Ike cdme back. They did'h't have to show up for HIGHLIGHTS of the Russian Revolution party: ',' Let's face it. Russian vodka is better than domestic, which has no taste. Mrs. Zaroubin, wife of the ambassador, is a right nice-looking woman. Has stamina, too. She shook hands until the last guest departed. '' . ' Reporter Andy Tully, who just returned from a trip through Russia had the secret for getting NIGHT-AFTER the Russian reception the American -'Legion threw a big party for. its new National Commander J. Addington Wagner. : Startling 'thing was how many guests of the Legion had been to the Russian party; too. Consensus among them was the Legion caviar was better and more plentiful than the Russian.' fravages of time, humidity and destructive .,,.,,. r •••/ri.« T,****^* J?i .worms;The experts.doing this work/don't • History V I'Olll Lite 1 ImCS T rjtry to make ^these, materpieces lopk as • though' they" were painted'.'yesterday'^ i Rather. ,they try to restore'and preserve /t|i£ir driginal- beauty. Their efforts indi- '"^te Ihe need for careful preservation of. f^ri: masterpieces.•',- Equipment for such ^preservation is available to museums that {Can afford it. Many art museums, 'how- '.e$5uv. lack resources .for such equipment ;and restoration, receives little attention. /iJnls is .unfortunate for art is one of the few tangible'forms of'.beauty and philo- ;S§phy *lhat- can be bequeathed without ;cndnge,by one generation to another, by jpn'e culture to another.' This is reason (enough for taking care of our inheritance. !ll AWARENESS OF ONE'S own. mis- |ldkes can make a man humble—or it. can, .make him insufferably smug about the tolher,'people,-'• he thinks arc not wise enough to be aware of their defects. THERE'S NO POINT in worrying about the cost of living- But it's always worth while to try to live at cost TEN YEARS'AGO ' , .November 18. .1945 .. .v Herbert F. Sarvcr ( elected president., .of,, Local 32,' International ' Brotherhood of Blacksmiths, Drop . Forgers.and Helpers. ' '•." " •".' Pocket-size directory and map of Curiiberlarid, completed and : ready for distribution. '.. Death-of Mrs. Mary Porter, 87, "-EckharU / / V TWENTY YEARS AGO "' ; ' November 18, 19.15 •Rev. E. S. Price, pastor of Second Baptist Church, named head of Cumberland Ministerial ' Association. John R. Zais elected president of Employes Protective Association of West Virginia Pulp and Ifaper Company, Death of John W. Nycum, 13, Bowman's Addiiion; Leo Francis Wilt, 14, Pennsylvania Avenue. THIRTY YEARS AGO • November 18, 1923 . Charles W. Donnelly elected member of Board of • Trustees' of Masonic ; Home Fund at annual .meeting;of Grand Lodge of. Masons of Maryland in Baltimore. .... Kalhryn Witwer, city, soloist with 90-piece Cleveland orchestra at Maryland Theatre here. Fire damaged store of Edward S. Spcelman, corner Union Street and Queen City Pavement. FORTY YEARS AGO November IS. 1915 Three children of Mrs. 0. S. Largenl, Virginia Avenue, nearly suffocated by escaping -gas fumes »t home. ' •'""" W. R. Nicld and H. M. Northcraft, cily, painters for B&O, injured in fall from scaffold in Preston County. W. Va. ' Stale Sen. Frederick K. Zihlman and CapL J. Phillip Roman named marshal and aide, 'respectively, for Baltimore Street "While-Way" celebration. IF YOU HAVEN'T seen a female by-line from this town in a couple of weeks, here's why: The Woman's National" Press Club has published a cookbook called "Who Says We Can't,Cook!" with their own recipes and those of famous people. ;And reporter dames are so busy press-agenting it, they ; haven't had time to ply their •ligitimate trade. : But'who can "resist 'em? The following is a powerfully pressured plug:. . • .. The book's sensational. No housewife should be; without one.- Ladies, don't open, another can or frozen package until you've read 'it. ' "•':•':• : ..'.--" ./- '.' WOW! WHAT a gorgeous number is Baroness Silvercruys, wife of the Belgian ambassador. Silver .blonde. Cover girl face. Marilyn Monroe 'figure;/;• Dresses:'like.',* model, <•' .'';.:;/V'-'-v ••? •••' - • Easily queen of'the town.-'Former wife of the late Sem Brien McMahon of Connecticut. Barbs' Now is Ihe time when the housfs painting that pop put off last spring until this fall will be put off until next spring. It hardly pays to save for the rainy days it it prevents you from enjoying the sunny ones. IF YOUR DOCTOR has not mentioned these to you, it may be that you haven't needed them. There have been more than 800 medical papers on the subject and the entire session of .this year's annual meeting of the New York Academy of Sciences was devoted to them. ; '" • -. : -• " ' : • After all, /hey have helped in rheumatic fever,- tonsillitis, influenza, nosebleeds, high blood pressure, complications in diabetes, polio, internal bleeding, chicken pox, tooth extractions, upper respiratory diseases and, as mentioned, coronary thrombosis. In addition to certain'ailments not convenient to describe. ..- ., : . They seem .to work on bacteria .as -well as viruses. One man is working until late at night on the theory that they might even reduce the effects of atomic radiation. -...';•/. • x .-•'.. Hal Boyle ;, ^•^^^••^••-•M • . .,•..;.,•', .1' Reporter's Notebook .•NEW YORK—A fable: An old. man" in. a small boat by the fringe of a river bending % the sea- was patiently, netting minnows. ;„. Time had "'made him a philosopher of sky and land and water. A boy rowed up,to him and said, "teach me to catch whales." . .. ./ • "Why?'' asked the philosopher. "My father, Angelo. is-a tuna fisherman," explainedethe boy. "But I do not wish to fish for the tuna; I want to cat»h a whale;" "I know your father, and I understand why he doesn't search for the-whale," replied the philosopher. "But why did he send you to me?" ""'/•.'""-•' • "I don't know," said the boy.' • "He ori'y told-me that if I couldn't/be. happy'with tuna' and must seek .the whale I should'go and take' 1 ' lessons perhaps from the minnow' man. Can j you help me?" '" ; //; • s . THE "BOY'S FACE was ecstatic.' . ^ " •' "I know your father, the tuna fisherman/ and I also know: why he has never hunted fhj whale," said the philosopher; his" cheeks flushing, "and I know why he sent you to me. 'But I-will try to teach you." . s , The philosopher taught the boy. how small fish run in schools, and how to net'thenr.: c Then he taught him how fish, get scarcer and rougher as they' ; gp;to college, and/how it takes, ah equal endurance "and fortitude to match them.'- • './'.." '' '.'. , .' .; •/ And then he told him the patience, and strength and skill of arm—and the bravery—it required at that time to stalk and harpoon a whale. ... - :,; •- - -:-• Then he said as'he sent him-forth: - '• "You have learned."all I can -teach"••you •-• about what must be done. Nothing is'left for you'to do." '' ..-•/• tt v--^.;l The boy. now grown to young manhood, left him. He sought and found the blowing whale. '.- • ••"'•• ' r FLAVONOEDS are a broad group of compounds found abundantly in plants, fruits and . vegetables. Where there is yellow in nature .there is flaVonoid. They have found about 200 -of them, all useful in . various ailments. The most potent come from citrus fruits. .Which .is why the lemon peel chewer. was THE. BEST WAY to find out about citrus bioflavonoids is to ask/your doctor. He knows "how and when to .use them and what commercial medicines contain them. This column wasn't.design- ed, to 'sell medicine. But, now and then,' trudging around all that is New York it comes on something fascinating. Anything that can' ease the common cold is fascinating. And the flavonoids seem to do;that.'-How? It's a long story, but the belief in research is that they decrease 1 the size of the capillaries. and reV:, store • the "cement" substances/, around the /capillary walls. 1; didn't understand it; either. (McNaught Syndicate, Inc.) Frederick Othman YEARS' LATER, .in middle', age, s'tumpuig. on one leg, the boy came back to tlie philcn- sopher, and sat in his boat and said hal|-' reproachfully: . . -.'--....-• ,/f . "I'm tired of hunting whales. : You never searched for whales yourself, did ; you? Why not?" . . . " :'-| ,. And;.the °ld man- answered placidly, "N£ The nature of the minnow'taught me all.»I needed to know. But some people have/to 'dare the whale. Each must learn in the only way he can find it out." .• ..-?•• The other "fishermen" watchedland wondered as the old,. old/ philosopher and his former -scholar resumed the netting'of minnows, rippling the stream with echoes of uproarious Tlaujghter at 'times as they discussed the arn- 'bitions. of whales and mankind. But they /never/went for tuna... . ;• •;,'•'i'Mqral:: There's a-whale <.of a difference in what people fish fohih this world. .; ;- 1 '• .. '•' .'.'. (Associated Press)- 'f- Hoosier Pugs Can't Be Reds .WASHINGTON - The U. S. Senate is beginning to wonder if maybe most of. us ate growing a little hysterical;;; on the. subject of. sub: version'.. "4- : The question is "simple: Should, you put-Vaiman in jail because he, .says he believes communism is a good thing? • ' •' '' The situatipri is approaching the ludicrous. .Take prize fighters, who've never been known for any particular, .interest in international politics. In Indiana they're not allowed to poke anybody for pay, unless they swear they're not members '.of; any organization on the U.S...'Attorney'General's subversive list. J • - -. -•- • The same thing goes for wrass- lers. These behemoths cannot sling each other out of any Hoosier ring until they' take an oath that their politics are pure: sary of our Bill of Rights. This starts out (in:case you've forgotten) by saying simply that Congress shall pass no law abridging freedom, of speech, freedom.of they press, or free'dbm of assembly.' x^; 'FOR HIS FIRST witnesses'.Sen..-/ Hennings..had two of America's most distinguished- Constitutional authorities; Dr. Alexander Meikle- •' John of the University of .Wisconsin . and Dr. Zach'ariah Chafee Jr., of Harvard University. .'•••• • Dr. Meiklejohn said flatly that America was .great endngh and Americans -smart enough to allow ' anybody to say what he pleased about any situation. "To be afraid of ideas, any idea, is to be unfit for self-government," he added. SO SENATOR Thomas C. Hennings Jr., chairman of the Constitutional Rights subcommittee, said he planned to haul onto his red carpet the patriotic.., chairman of the Indiana State Athletic,Commission and ask him •'• how the "new rules have improved the manly art. ».. ; The gentleman from Missouri wants to know in particular, when two pugs are engaged in beating each other's .brains out what difference it makes how these craniums react on the Russian question. The Senator said he also hoped to question some of the good, gray njen who govern the State of Delaware. They'.'ve got a new law there which says that anybody'on the Attorney General's list must, on entering their state, rush to the ; nearest police station and register. "I want to ask 'em how many Communists they've caught with that particular law," Sen. Hennings said. IN 'OPENING -his inquiry the Senator quoted Chief Justice Earl .Warren, 'who said that a group of state employees in California refused last year to post on their bulletin board a copy of . the Bill, of Rights. They said they feared it was a .controversial document. - 1 , What made' this- worse .was the fact that the posting; ofthe; historic words was scheduled in celebration of Bill of /Rights Day, as proclaimed by President Eisenhower. The timid clerks refused .to celebrate until they got in writing a statement from the Governor of California vouching^for the non-controversial character of the Bill of Rights. The 15th day of next month, inci- . dentally, will be the 164th anniver- So They i if you want to pack a court, rig •an election, "suborn a Congress, capture a labor union or brirjg the schools to heel, first get rid . of your nosy, newsy press. —Joseph L. Jones, UP vice president, on the evils of censorship. One of the most deplorable forms of extremism found within the ranks of the Republican party lies in the mistaken belief that our party's membership should be limited to those who earn a living without Ihe use of Iheif hands. v. Goodwifi .Knight !R-Callf). DR. CHAFEE agreed in general but not quite.so flatly- In cases of grave • national -emergency he said he could see where it might be necessary to consider the curbing of free speech. But, said he: "I can best describe myself as one of a large number of old- fashioned Americans who care 'a good deal about our Bill of Rights and about maintaining American traditions of kindness, tolerance, and freedom." Myself, I bow low to Sen. Hennings and 'Co., for calling this inquiry. We are to have some free speech in the Caucus .Room on the subject of free speech. , (United Feature Syndicate, IncJ) Era Of No War? .LEO CHERNE, executive director of the Research institute of America; predicts that within the next decade the fear of global destruction will eliminate the chance of world war. There is mounting evidence to support this belief. The danger of widespread, perhaps almost universal, death is usually thought of in connection with nuclear bombs. This is not the whole story, however. Two distinguished scientists, writing in current issues of leading American magazines, make it clear,that destruction of cities by bombs is only one aspect of atomic disaster. N. J. Berrill. professor of zoo-logy at McGill university in Canada, notes that riot only exploding bombs but erupting atomic power plants and carelessly.hand- led atomic wastes could' ma'ke the air more radioactive and endanger future generations through genetic change.... . •'•' : Hans Thirring, director of the • Institute of Theoretical Physics,, of the University of Vienna,.says that '.radioactive ash from nuclear power stations could easily be transformed into a devastating weapon. Mixed with, sand and scattered over an enemy nation, it would be deadly to all life. Considerations, of this kind are a great deterrent to nations bent on war. Perhaps the threat is really- great enough that world wars will be eliminated. It is hoped that nations thus forced into peace will combine their efforts to curb "peaceful" radioactivity as well. . Now, before we get deep into the age of atomic power, is the lime to learn how to control th« deadly by-products of such power. George Dixon \ r « i ' _ • « ; " ' . v - - r_ Tile Washington Scene I WASHINGTON—We had a'debate with tlfe visiting Russian journalists on. the agenda th/e .other day and I took as my"guest a violently .;right-wing publisher. There was : a period'iof Hense waiting for the encounter ..to/begin, but finally a shaggy-looking crew stomped .in aiift look-stances at the head table. •;' :|j /j •'-';-"Well," the publisher, declared: authoritatively, "they certainly are typical!" ''5 "Hush!" I whispered. "That is the American team. The Russians are ..coming in the door now, with an honor escort." £ • <* V;/1 HESITATED about repeating this becausje I knew it would seem too pat, but nearly everjr- btie at 9ur {able agreed-the writers from'the Soviet Union looked the least'"typically Rus : sian" of the two debating squads. ' E For one thing the Soviet scriveners we|e more .conservatively attired than the American reporters, many ol whom go in for rather rugged garb. .The Russians were dressed tfie way American bankers p used to dress in tfie old bank failure days when it Was" deeme"d imperative for a banker to look solid and dependable. i It was sheerest coincidence, of course, but the Russians all wore subdued blue or gray four-in-hand cravats. Our debaters, wore prismatic shriekers, in two of which bright red predominated. • ' AS I LOOKED AT the visitors I was struck with the recurrent thought: If-there is anything we should have learned this season it is that-.Russians don't seem to run any more true to tyfe than we Jo. • •• ; Judging by the many we have had with us, they possess universally familiar traits. For instance, .the leader of -the journapstic delegation, Boris Kampov-Polevoy, a reporter on Pravela, declared that, in his unbiased opinion, Premier Nikita S. Krushchev'is one . O f;. the greatest-men of t the age.. '...•/•/• •'.-" .•>»•: - I trust this won't get the poor" fellow fired from Pravda or exiled to the lobster trick. ;THE RUSSIANS showed another universal characteristic. They took advantage 'of; 'the seminar to ring-.in a plug for a'book.' , ; : . Boris R. Izakov, of the.Moscow magazine "International Life," said 'they were, all/'collaborating on a volume about their experiences •in the U. S. A./: The book isn't;even started yet, much less published, but Izakov said he hoped we would buy many copies of it. : '....' The U- S. S. R.' journalists gave us a "typi- ca}ly American" needling. When our debaters suggested we enjoyed'greater freedom.of the press in this country.vthe Russians countered by declaring that" Washington newspapermen who go'to Moscow have easier access to top. officials than Moscow newspapermen who come .to Washington.: " .:/ / /•/ ,.-• ' '• -.''.. .You can figure the; following out for yourself; it's too loaded for me to fool,with: • The Russians said—With absolute dead pan —that they hadn't been able to interview anybody in the StatQ Department as high up as Undersecretary Herbert-Hoover Jr. and that the most important personage they had been permitted to sec was .Deputy Undersecretary Robert Murphy. " •'. • ' .;. - •/ '} • This brought an alarming reaction frommy violently right-wing publisher-guest. I, had to lead him from the place, choking. < IN CONCLUSION I would like to enter a word of reassurance to my readers. I have not adopted a policy of writing exclusively about Russian visitors. j It just Seems that way because this fall we have had more Russians in Washington than American Congressmen, Any voter wlio wanted to sse his Congressman' should have gone to Moscow. (RBif rtntart*. lac.) ">

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