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FOUR EVENING TIMES, CUMBERLAND, MD.. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1955 Dial PA-2-4600 for a WANT, AD Taker ^vening&Sunday Times up, DO*** Moment t>.'E**n Afternoon tempt 8uBd«f' «na KunOM .. * A VENTER CLASSIC .-.^^BiBry Afternoon («c*pr »»im«y> MO KunOM ' -Mornlim Pobltihed by rh» firoei » Bd *tl«» n >»» ' ';Corop»n?. f-» South Mecn»Blo St Cumberland Mi B*Und *• «econd eliti mill "matter tt Cumberland. • Mirylind. under the id ol Mirch 3 l»79 MembeToi "the~AudS 'tiurcsu ol CtrcuUtloe j Member ol The Associated Preii Phone PA i-4600 . Weekly «ib»cr!ptloD rat* by C»rri«ri: On« •*«» Evening only 36c; Evening Hmei pei copy 6c; Evening «na Sunday rime» «6c pei week: Sunaaj Times only. lOc pei copy ~ Maifsubseriptlon Rates Evening Time* 1st, 2nd, 3rd ana 4tb Postal Zones $1.25 Month $7 00' SI* Months .H4.W One Vear , Sth 6th, 7th ana 8th Postal Zones 11.50 Month 18.50 Sb Months 117.00 One *eu Mail Subscription Rates Sundaj flmei Only 1st, 2nd. 3rd and «tb Portal Zones JO One Month • 13.0n Sb. Month. J6.UO On» *•»» 5th. 6th. 7th and Sth Postal Zones .60 One Month - S3.60 Sit Month* • S7.20 0°« 5«» the- Evening' flmes~and~Sunday Times assume no financial responsibility fo> typographical error* in advertisements but mill reprint that, part of an advertisement In which the typographical error occurs, errors must be reported at jnce .Tuesday Afternoon, November 29, 1955 OUR COUNTRY •The union of hearts, the union of nonds and the flag of t-ur Union forever.—Morris i Efficiency Needed ; '" BACK IN 1946 Congress passed.a law . aimed at streamlining its operations. A ; huge cut was made in the-number of reg- '• ular . standing committees, and other changes followed. Things were looking up for one of the world's most inefficient organizations. The promise of better, times was short-lived. With the total of its full committees sharply reduced, Congress he- gah slowly to enlarge the number of its. subcommittees to compensate. So. today there are 235 regular standing and joint committees, against 230 : in 1945. The . .House Agriculture Committee finds-it Re-- sieessary to maintain 14: separate subcom- . mittees,. one for each major crop. If this kind of 'thing keeps up one may discover' In-1966 that there. is a Subcommittee on .^Blueberries: arid a Subcommittee on i *^ RECENTLY the National • Planning . ? Association, aided by a Ford Foundation £ grant, made an exhaustive comparison be; tween Congress and the British -parlia- : 3 ment. Naturally enough, Dr. George Gal§ loway, who made the study, found many 5 important differences, some of them in-.; " eyitable, some to our advantage, some not. it The study caused the NPA to highlight • | again what students of parliamentary sys- § terns regard as the major shortcomings of ?: Congress. One, obviously not cured, is I the rabbit-like multiplication of commit- J tees.. Another is 'the time-wasting prac- 2'tice"of- hearing key witnesses O n;major. I. bills before first a House arid then a Sen- fate committee. .Such hearing should be * joint. "Another great lime-waster is the .'; habit .of having endless. House roll calls ii- which consume hours of valuable effort, f A push-button voting system would vastly 'j shorten House balloting^ . ; : .;,' t CONGRESS currently' operates as a. ".kind of grandiose city .council for the pis- 4 trict of Columbia, The job long ago should I have been delegated to the. district itself. ? And .the lawmakers-.deal annually with '* countless so-called'private bills affecting ^immigration, naturalization and other ^ matters which ought to have no place in '.'1 the legislative halls. Many of these points -•; have been made before, but they merit repetition. It's not a matter of creating a i body that will satisfy an efficiency expert. •? It is a matter of molding Congress into an 'i agency which can really keep pace with " the fast-growing natipn for which it makes - the laws. There is no place for, a horse! ; and-buggy Congress in the jet age. Creating Tax Policy THE AVERAGE MAN thinks of, his taxes mostly in terms of whether they are going to be higher or lower. In this he is not alone. Politicians, especially hi an election year, also do a lot of tax thinking in those terms. But the best of their number, -those most conscientiously dedicated to the nation's welfare, are inclined to, venture much deeper into the complex problems of federal taxes. Some measure of this complexity may be gained by browsing in a 930-page -document issued by the joint congressional tax policy subcommittee in advance of its December hearings. This report on what the nation's top economists think about federal tax policy reveals one thing with th? greatest clarity: The experts have a wide variety of opinions on the questions ih- .volved. They differ on whether the present income tax rates dampen individual initiative. They are poles apart on whether corporate tax rates are too high, whether excise taxes should be equalized. They cannot agree as to whether tax policy should stimulate investment or encourage consumption. They are at vari- :'ance on many other questions.The fact that the experts disagree naturally will make it harder for Congress to reach its : decisions. Yet the temptation to avoid these hard decisions .and think only in terms of pleasing the electorate with a tax cut must be resisted. The important .thing is to establish a federal tax policy that will foster the nation's long range economic growth and stability. 3 Coffee Break |^|: NOTi EVERY POPULAR American I custom began in this country. Nowadays 5 it.seems as though business could not operate without the "coffee break." Yet this was not originally an American practice, but a Turkish one. The Turkish Information Office announces that the first coffee house was opened in Constantinople in 1554, 'It and its imitators quickly spread the habit of taking a recess from work for a cup of coffee. Turkish armies carried the custom into Eastern. Europe. Its only obstacle has been the popularity of the rival beverage, tea, traditional in Great Britain and pre-Soviet Russia. If the Russians still practice a."tci. break", that might be the beginning of an 'international understanding. Who knows what wonder could be wrought during a five minute break for A nice warm cup of tea? HH U SCHOOL DROPPED A W-hUheyBolton Looking Sideways Thomas L. Stokes Farmers Resentful Of Present GOP Regime WASHINGTON— Itmay-lielp in - trying . to understand .the nature and extent of the present farm dis-- content, to look back to a histor-" ical development that'has had its influence upon farmer psychology. Today-you hear the question asked, especially by.city folks, why the farmer is complaining so bitterly at a drop in income .when the government has done so much for him in the way of subsidies, price : . supports arid such. • Broadly, the answer may be found in the fact that farm income is down to the extent of real hardship is some areas, while wages and business profits •• are'.on the upgrade in an economy which, on most fronts but the agricultural, is 'booming.v politicians have come to listen to. them. . ... The realization of. politicians and economists after the farm depression of the 1902's that a healthy economy is possible only with a healthy agriculture, since farmers are a big market for what industry' produces, and depressed agriculture soon corrodes' the rest of the economy. IN RECENT.years the farmer has come to expect "and to accept theVfact that he is entitled, to just as equal a share in prosperity as other segments of, our economic life. That is why the word "parity" came to be used as an aim lor farmers. They expect the same standard of living as everybody else. .'.''" Consequently, a political rebellion of the scope we are observing today is being stirred up now by .. an economic situation that, would not have produced such-a protest many years ago. And .the plight of :the farmers would have to have been much worse in the past before the government and the politicians would react as quickly as they are now. THE BASIC psychology at work is that farmers have come to demand living standards comparable with other groups as their perfect right. 'How this psychology was instilled, and why politicians came to act upon it, can be traced to two historical factors. • : Organization of farmers for political action' which, began back in the 1920's in a big way so that BACK in 1922 a little book appeared entitled "Uncle Reuben Comes to Washington", written by Charles Barrett of Georgia,,Washington Legislative representative of the National Farmers Union, then largely confined to the South. It told the story of other lobbies in Washington and said it was time for the farmers to set up bu&ness here in a big way;' which in fact : they began to do until today'they are among the most powerful lobbies. Coincidental with the appearance of Mr. Barrett's book came . the post-World War I depression, and it spread in agriculture through the 1920's although other parts of the economy recovered in what was called "The Coolidge Boom.". .. Farm delegations came..swarm- <>ing -to Washington seeking..relief, and simultaneously the farm discontent brought to Congress, in recurring elections, new .men representing the agrarian revolution. However, they were unable to move the Republican regimes of those days to accept remedies considered somewhat drastic and unorthodox. These included the McNary-Haugen bill vetoed . by both Presidents Coolidge and Hoover. WHEN THE Roosevelt Administration took over in 1933 it properly appraised the dependence of prosperity upon a prosperous agriculture and created the implements and agencies by which the government undertook to put the . farmer in business . on a paying basis and established his "parity" • with businessman,'industrial workers and such. That equality has now been upset. The farmer is lagging.behind —and you can see how his feeling of inferiority and insecurity is creating resentment against the Eisenhower' administratori every, time you get to political gatherings such as the meeting of Democrats at Chicago last week. Some of them were of the opinion that the Administration has not realized how deep-seated this political trouble is. • .NEW YORK—You have left Second Avenue and 12th Street where, at the Phoenix, .Miss Geraldine Page has concluded, with the help of other actors, a reading performance of O'Neill's "Anna Christie" on kitchen chairs on a bare stage. You decide" that you admire such one-night-only stunts and feel that Miss Page had every reason in the world to want to do it, but it was a lot of work for a one-shot performance. Driving uptown toward Park Avenue, feeling the need of one touch of elegance, you pass the shuttered and still second-hand book stores, dusty old caves filled •with books, which, at one time, exacted weeks and months' of painstaking work . from their authors and which now lie in helter. skelter stacks at five cents each. THE CITY IS filled with legends about these stores: how. a man found five $100 bills hidden in the pages of a book he bought for five cents, how a" man found a treasure map which led him : to $100,000 in another tattefed : old volume. No one ever can trace these stories down and find the sources of them. ' ' They are always 12th. hand or more. Like the $3 string of pearls bought in a junk shop which turned out to be worth $250,000. This story has been told in New-York,-Paris, London, Madrid and. Calcutta over the years, and you never, hear the name of the woman to whom it happened. . , It took the lateV.Dir.-.-Kuntz of Tiffany's to -set "this ••'reporter straight on it one : day: ^'There probably aren't a dozen, strings of pearls worth $250,000 each in the entire world," he said, "and the location, ownership, and history of each is perfectly well known.- It's • a ridiculous story concocted by the hungry and-slightly daft!" NORDOSUCHslogans as "Everything is booming but the guns" go well with farmers—who distinctly are not "booming"—especially when accompanied by periodic reports about the increas- in profits of business and increasing wages of industral workers. One Republican type'of ^counterattack is to lay the blame on labor. •That is illustrated-by a story now going the rounds in the farm country that was brought to Chicago by Jim Russell, farm editor .of > the Des Moines Register-Tribune. ; • •• , It seems that a farmer worrying 'about his troubles went to.his doer tor and complained about-terrific, headaches and being unable to sleep. The doctor gave him a sed-- ;'.'ative; '-' •'• • • :'••• •-•'»-'.-- •'• ••'•'•'• ••• The next day the farmer, was back, saying he still had a terrible headache and couldn't sleep. So the doctor gave him a stronger sedative. The third -day he was back again, still as bad off. The doctor said he was sorry, but he couldn't give him anything stronger. Whereupon the farmer asked "How about twilight sleep?" to which the doctor replied/ "That's for labor." ' '• ' " ,"0h, groaned the farmer, "they.. ge* everything." j, (United Feature Syndicate, Inc.) Peter Edson Savings On Foreign Aid Stir Ruction WASHINGTON - (NEA) - The annual hassle over continuance of foreign aid is beginning earlier than usual. ' American technical experts and advisers at the Big Four Foreign Ministers Conference are coming back to town with dire shakes of the head. The word is that, insofar as the cold war is concerned, it's going to be a hard winter. It is predicted that every U. S. resource will* be needed against international communism. From Gettysburg,, however, comes the word that the U. S. budget is to be balanced this year ... and next, willy nilly. budget now being prepared for next year is not far short of this ' year's. A plan is under consideration, however, to cut economic aid expenditures by around $350 million. This would be put in a special reserve for emergencies. Whether this would be a saving or mere bookkeeping isn't clear. It is interesting to note that this . $350 million figure is only a little short of the $360 million saving in foreign economic aid recommended by ex-President Herbert Hoover's Commission on reorganization. If Congress approves a big new giveaway of U. S, farm surpluses,, the cost could be heavy. Direct U. S. technical, assistance to individual underdeveloped countries is expected to increase to nearly $100 million. Aid is now- going to 65 countries. . Several new ones may be added. THIS YEAR'S budget calls for foreign aid expenditures of $3.9 billion. (For military assistance, $2.15 billion. For economic defense support, $1.75-billion.) Total expenditures for the year- ending 'last June 30. were around $4.5 billion. . International Cooperation Administrator John B. Hollislcr — who succeeded Harold Stassen on the foreign aid job and now works under supervision of Secretary of State John Foster Dulles—says the SEVERAL factors may upset these ideas of economy. On the military side, nothing has as yet been charged off for equipping the/new West German army. If the French pull out or are kicked out of Viet 'Nam, the U. S. will have to pick up a bigger tab there. And strengthening of the southeast Asia military forces will cost money. South Korean and Nationalist China aid will be increased. On the economic side, there will be a $35 million, one-shot-expenditure to set up the new international Finance Corp. lending agency. AMERICAN assistance to free world countries in setting up atomic energy research reactors for peaceful uses will cost an undetermined additional millions. Congressional sentiment in the past few years has been heavily iin favor of reducing overseas aid as fast as possible. Junketing congressmen have come home.al- most unanimous in their belief that most .foreign countries are now largely self-supporting. The trend is towards helping those'in need by loans rather than outright grants.. But the new Russian challenge of economic warfare must be met head on. Barbs History From The Times Files TEN YEARS AGO November 29, 1945 Arnold Davis, 47, Bowman's Addition, exonerated in highway death of John Bible, 76, Oldlown. Arthur B. Gibson named president of Cumberland Conference of National Association of Bank Auditors and Comptrollers. Death of Mrs. Anna R. Northcraft, 83, ; South Waverly Terrace; Donnn J. Metz, one year, Crcsap- town. THIRTY YEARS AtlO Novcmbci 29, 1925 Tri-Statc Engineering Company began paving of old Cresaptown Road toward Rawlings.. ' Conrad Jammer: named president of Cumberland Radio Association. , . .'-.'. . Death of Robert McBride, 39, Bedford '. Street; Mrs. 'Martha C. Ash, Columbia Street. ' V- TWENTY YEARvS AGO November 29, 1935 Austin Victor May, 22, Shrivcr Avenue, fatally wounded when .22 caliber ride he was hnndling accidentally discharged, Death of Mrs. Hilda R. Small, 28, Bcllevue Street; John F. Kelly, 86, Mcyersdale. •FORTY'YEAKS AGO November 29, 1915 i '" Will of Frank L. Williamson, who met death in Louisiana ship disaster May 7, 1915, filed for probate here; was son of Harry Williamson, city. Death of Mrs, Sallie S. Trenter, 63, Springdalc Street; Mrs. Arch Allen, 60, Twigglown. By HAL COCHRAN •' It seems .that it's all. right for \couples to be silly if;it's.because they're in love. '-''.'.Commercials are more and more making the TV a ..nice placebo sit in front of, to catch up on^- your sleep. . ••'. ,::. ; ''.'.•,..'' : ,-;;'-.-';• We'll bet there isn't a'youngster in the land who would swap his homework .for that which his mother had to do all day long. Wonder why parents don't real- he that there, are no places to hide Christmas presents where the kids can't find them. It doesn't make sense to rend a ' safety -pamphlet while driving 60 miles nn hour with the other hand. SO, PASSING now into the 30's and headed for the Grand Central ramp, you reflect, that some 60 blocks up Park Avenue you know .of-a lady who owns a string of •pearls worth $150,000 and she keeps it sagely enough in a large bank's^ ample and tamper-proof vault. ' Twice a year, for the preservation of these pearls,'• she goes to the bank, takes them out and wears them for- 24 hours, since pearls will lose their luster and beauty if not worn next to warm human! skin for' stated times' / and intervals. '• ' ' '.' Or at least so says Hope Hampton, who is the lady who owns' them, and who got the information from a jeweler in Paris from whom she bought them; GRAND CENTRAL now lies be-, hind you and, on the corner near the Waldorf, you see George Solo- taire, the ticket king, and you pick him up. He tells you he is going to 54th Street and.Broadway, so: you turn west on 51st Street and as you go across town he tells you that the father of a wealthy young man involved in a long amour with a lady of the singing set recently said:. "He stubbed his toe. I didn't mind the money, I minded the way he lingered over .the experience." "What did the kid go for in sum?" you ask George. "He spent 80 Clevelands," says George. You drop Solotaire at ,54th Street and park in 55th Street. You pass •a record shop still"open and it is playing a hew record -by a group called The-Crewcu.ts or something like that. All' it is is that famous ••air from the opera, '.'Martha," and they, keep,woofling: ."Martha, Mar- •tha, oh, my, Martha," '• and you - reflect -that if Martha Scott's press agent had a lick of gumption he would send out a story saying that her beauty and charm, inspired this new lyric version, of, the old tune. Who could deny it? ; ' AT 49TH STREET and Broadway you. see J.. Carrol Naish fuming bec'ause ..every, cab in sight • is occupied and:he is in a.hurry to get somewhere. Who,isn't? The- whole world is in such a. hurry to get somewhere that there has to be a jam as a result. You doubt that Naish is iri a mood for such • -meringue philosophies, so you wave and move oh; '••-.••' At 44th Street you run into your son, who has been to the theatre with a'young, lady you never saw before, but who turns out to be extraordinarily ' handsome, and .smart in the head as well. After seeing them-on: their way " you reflect that you admire his taste in dates. You run into Tom -Weatheriy who tells you that Louis L'Amour has __ a--serial in a leading magazine, , two new books, and three movies are being made simultaneously from-stories he wrote. Exhausted by labors, you decide to go home. (McNaught Syndicate, Inc.) Frederick Othman Beardless Santa, Fake Snow WASHINGTON—We're', .still' eating turkey soup, hash and mysterious cracker-crumbed mounds called Turkey timbales and already I have heard on radio the . first 1955 rendition .of. "Rudolph ;The Red Nosed Reindeer. . ,':';White Christmas even now is .'blaring from the department store • loud speakers and Santa Clauses with, itchy whiskers pasted to their chins are parading down the Main "Streets of our land. Other" Santa Clauses A'ith their iron pots and 'their tinkling bells are Collecting on street corners for worthy charities. All I know is that Christmas is a whole month away and while I don't believe I'm an irreligious character or even a sneerer at tradition,. 30 days of Xmassy whoopla on the sidewalks always 'gets me down. CONSTANT .repetition of, Silent Night by day and by night 'from now on will make even that most beautiful song sound tired. Long before the great day the imitation Christmas trees on the lamp posts will look bedraggled.. I don't suppose anything will be done about it, but I do wish the Christmas spirit could -sneak up on us spontaneously, about three weeks hence. Were this to happen, reporters like me would miss some funny stories and these,, to me, have been'the only solace to the prolonged Christmas shopping spree. I mean I don't believe I'll ever forget the inspiration of Big Bill Thompson back in the '20's. HE WAS MAYOR of Chicago and he -spent most of the year plotting ways of kicking King George (his words) in the snoot. At Christmas time his honor got sentimental and worried about how to decorate State Street lamp posts. For years he had tin Christmas trees. One season, however, he decided these weren't exactly original and the populace awoke one brisk morning to discover each post transformed into a bartender holding aloft large papier .maclie steins of beer. . . A number of the Mayor's admir- .ers were injured,; trying to pour genuine Al Capone beer into these mugs. Numerous pedestrians got splashed by the suds.' ' , SOME prohibition ladies were aghast. They called at City Hall :~cn 'masse to 'demand that his honor remove these horrid symbols. Big Bill was adamant. ' He also suggested that what the ladies needed (I heard < him with my own ears) was a drink.' . They went after him with their reticules and his honor barely escaped with his life. Engraved indelibly also in my mind is the: balmy evening in Hollywood when Santa- Glaus made his first ride down Hollywood Boulevard.. The crowds were enormous and Santa- Glaus, • hailing as he did from movie land, had to do something super. , • He brought along his own snow. A writer .says the clinging vine type of gal isn't so popular these days. Not so many motorcycles on the road in the fall. THIS TURNED out to be xin- tcasted cornflakes, contributed by the property department of 20th Century-Fox, which had been making b'izzards these many years by sprinkling the flakes from the cat- walks and then turning on the' wind machines. •• Hollywood's Santa Glaus that first time fed the flakes directly into the blower at the base of his red brick chimney and out' came not snW, but white dust. This caused the crowds to cough and-i Santa sneezed so hard he lost his-beard. I'"understand that in later years he.perfected his ma- 'chinery so.that genuine, full-sized imitation 'snow flakes" drifted gently down upon the shirt-sleeved spectators. -.Myself, I never had the nerve to go back. (United Feature Syndicate, inc.) Water PEOPLE 'in the United States have taken water supplies pretty much for granted. Yet in the past few years there have been increas- ing'indications that these supplies •are not so abundant as to prevent shortages. Several factors are're- sponsible. ... First, for the past . 50 or 60 years,-winter temperatures appear to have been warming. An overall temperature rise of two degrees seems trivial, but its effects are wide-spread. Secondly, while rainfall has remained constant, the population has grown and industry has expanded. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the nation uses a total of about_200 billion gallons of water daily. By 1975. this figure is expected to be double. In view of this anticipated increase, natural scientists are anxiously seeking new sources of supply. Among possibilities being investigated are: Artificial rain-making; distillation of fresh water from the sea; abatement of pollution; increasing the storage capacity of dams, reservoirs and ponds; recircula- tion of water for/ industrial purposes; and prevention of waste and ' leakage, which in municipal-water systems is estimated at 10 to 20 per cent of total pumpage. Any one of these possibilities could prevent a .water emergency. In combination it seems likely that they;could ease or even eliminate the problem. Nature is not constant and can- : riot be taken • for granted. Its changes are subtle and slow. ' Man's"! problem: is' to' maintain a balance between nature and himself—to adjust to its mutations, since in no record of Earth's history has. nature been, known to adjust to man. ' So They Say It (heart attack^ taught me to appreciate some things that a busy man sometimes forgets •. . . I've found out again that it's pleasant to play dominoes with my two girls. —Sen. Lyndon Johnson (D-Texas). I'll bet there ^was nobody in the •war more scared, more often, and •for so long as I was.- ' "—Admiral of the Fleet William F. Halswy, ' -' , . The prospect (of new bloodshed, new sorrow) is enough to make It look as if gloomy twilight is approaching — almost as if nighl were about to descend on the world. —Pope Pius XII Hal Boyle AP Reporter's'Notebook NEW YORK—John Huston, a zestful fellow who plays at his work and works at his play, believes he would live longer if he had 20 million dollars. The lanky film director, who recently com- pleted'a four million dollar version of Herman Melville's whaling classic, "Moby Dick,", said he wouldn't quit movie making even if a leprechaun suddenly showered 20 million on him—an amount Hutson feels would enable . a man to live graciously. . "I wouldn't retire yet," he remarked. "I look on'making pictures as play. To me it's fun. .r "My real occupation in life is fox-hunting y i —and shooting. . . • Here is how Huston, a man who loves simple elegance, would live if he had that 20 the season or my inclination. .^ "I'd HAVE A CASTLE in Ireland and "be a master of hounds in some -Irish' hunt. It's a paying job, but you do the paying yourself. "I'd have a shooting box in,,Austria, a salmon stream in Scotland, a stud farm in Kentucky, a racing stable in France, •r "I'd have my own 'DCS plane, so I could fly to India, Africa' or Alaska, according to the season of my inclination. '.'I'd continue living in Ireland, as I do now, .because it's a convenient place for one who' likes to push around the parade ground .- of the world. ;-.. "I'd.buy better paintings than I can afford now—a Rembrandt or two, a few Goyas, and some Pierro Delia Francescas. . ; . '-"I'd have-a half dozen houses, one in Madrid, : certainly, one in New York, and several apartments in Paris. No, I wouldn't bother to have <a house in Hollywood. I'd stay with friends .there." ' . - " • It would be a merry, merry life, and—in Huston's view at least—a long one. • 'Huston may never achieve 20 million dollars in the bank, but he does have a way of : making his dreams come true. His latest picture—the-14th of his career —is an example. • At the age of 21 he read and was deeply stirred by Melville's tale, of'the mystic white whale. He decided some day he would film it. Twenty-eight years later he has achieved the goal. He had earlier hoped to make the film with his father, the late" Walter Huston. ' • "AFTER MY FATHER'S death," he-recalled, "I put away, the idea and thought I would never come back to it. But I did. I worked three times.as long on it as.'I.'did on any other picture, and I think even the college professors will agree I stuck close to the spirit of Melville." . " ' : .- " .' Gregory Peck is-starred.as 'Ahab but some 20 artificial whales played the role of Moby Dick, the white whale Ahab pursued. "They ranged in size, from six feet to ;-120 feet," said Huston. "Some were hydraulic controlled, some had, pneumonic controls, some had electronic controls."'; Two of the gigantic home-made monsters —each costing about $20,000—broke their hawsers at sea and never were found. Presumably they are somewhere'wallowing beneath the ocean waves,' frightening the innocent denizens of the depths. ... Anyone who finds either of the whales presumably is welcome to it. Huston is done with whales for this lifetime. : (Associated Press) ' George Dixon The Washington Scene WASHINGTON—President' Eisenhower' is going to take temporary .leave of the presidential farmhouse at Gettysburg, Pa., in less than two weeks and enter Walter Reed Hospital here for a new series of tests and checkups. How long he remains in the hospital will depend on the length of time it takes an array of specialists in every function of the human body to check and recheck their findings. The whole course of political history rnay be changed by the Walter Reed tests. 'The outcome will probably determine the President's future course of action, although it may be a couple of months before he publicly announces his decision. Sir. Eisenhower should know by Christmas whether he "can" run again. Whether he will is a different matter. THE HELICOPTER service between Washington and Gettysburg is being stepped up this week. More helicopters are being put on the run because the President is trying to see as many top administration 'officials as possible before he goes into the hospital. In addition to the ten cabinet 'officers— the heads of State, Treasury, Defense, Justice, Post Office, Interior, Agriculture, Commerce, Labor, and Health, Education and Welfare— in that protocolian order—Mr. Eisenhower will . hold' sessions with as many sub-cabinet officers and heads of executive agencies as the remaining time will permit. It is 65 miles from the nation's, capital to the Eisenhower farm as the crow flies. This would be handy, except that there are no crows in the cabinet. The helicopter service, however, is creating changelings. It is rendering the rustics very blase. They won't even Io6k up any longer to watch the Secretary of State plummeting down. THE SUCCESS OF the helicopter service in enabling the President to operate from 'a rural retreat almost as "efficiently as he does from the. executive mansion may • result in turning the White House lawn into a heliport. People who come to see the President may be referred to as helivisitqrs. Members of Congress .who oppose Administration programs will, of course, continue to be called'hellions. THE PRESENT Burmese Ambassador, who : has the uriexotically Irish name 'of James Barrington, is leaving at the end of this month. He is being replaced by U Win^ U Win was appointed as ','tHe Barrington replacement by U Nu. Washington, as you know, is the greatest ambassadorial plum any country has to offer. .Up to now" U Win has held the impressive-sounding title of:minister of national planning and religious affairs in the cabinet of. Prime-Minister U Nu, so it was natural that U Nu should give the prize ambassadorial post to U Win, ; v. There was intense interest among the Burmese hierarchy as to which.had been selected by U Nu. But: the speculation was un- rifed when the minister of national planning and religious affairs asked pointblankly who had won. .:. ! "U Win!" said'U.Nu. i ; THIS WOULD SEEM to be carrying movie star worship too far:... ,..- . ........ At Shirley Highway and .Glebe Rd., in Arlington, Va., is Brandon Grammar 'School. The name is proclaimed in letters two feet high across the facade of the edifice. • Votaries of a certain male cinema idol went to work'under cover of darkness the other night and painted cut the final 'W •'' (Rlni F«»tures, Inc.) i'

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