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Thursday, THE EVENING SUN JanuvyUOSi PAGE 19-SECOXD SECTION SECOND SECTIONPAGE 19 THE EVENING SUN should do is organize a bloc of their own to get what they want from Congress. not absolutely necessary, then its ratification is a dangerous procedure. Veterans And The President The Evening Sun Forum By GERALD JN his speech to the American Legion convention last October the President said, No person, because he wore a uniform, must thereafter be placed in a special class of beneficiaries over and above all other citizens. The fact of wearing a uniform does not mean that he ran demand and receive a benefit which no other citizen receives. Logically, this is true but it isn't what the soldiers were told, and believed, in 1917 and 1913.

One hesitates to presume to take issue with the President of the United States on an utterance as carefully considered as this one was. Nevertheless, it it is true that having stood in battle and refused to run away doesn't thereafter put an American in a special class apart from other citizens, then America is a lying country and a lousy country. For America plainly saidto the soldiers that this is what it would do and to say otherlse now is to welsh on its word which is a disgrace to any nation. What the President had in mind, of course, was that having worn the uniform doesn't give veterans a right to plunder the public treasury. Specifically, it gives tbcm no right to demand compensation for injuries that had nothing to do with their military service.

Nevertheless, I should never worry about the rising cost of groceries If I had a dollar for every time the soldiers were informed, with all the prestige of high office and all the power of oratory to emphasize the point, that no soldier who did his duty in time of war would be allowed In time of peace to die in the poor-house. To be sure, people spoke then under stress of war-time enthusiasm. They put np no surety bond. But the average soldier never thought one was required. He was too simple-minded to doubt that the orators were telling the truth.

(JNFORTUNATHLI for himself and the country but more unfortunately for himself than for the country he was also too simple-minded to resist the blandishments, after the war, of leaders who recklessly endangered the good name of the soldiers by grabbing immense sums of money for men who do not deserve it Presently these leaders had run the expenditures of the Veterans Bureau to almost a billion dollars a year. Then came the depression, and the country couia no longer afford a billion a year for veterans. There were too many rotten banks to be shored up, too many ship lines to be subsidized, too many farmers to be "relieved," too many variegated thieves raiding the treasury before the veterans got there. Jhen It was discovered that the veterans do not constitute a special class, anyhow. So they got the ax.

After listening to the testimony about such things as the ocean mail contracts it is a little sickening to see even the crummiest Garbage-Can Grenadier thrown out of the pension office. For the reviewing boards have found that, after all, there were only 29.000 men drawing pensions without any Just claim. If we grant although it is nrohahlv not trtierhnr every man of these was an out-and-out grafter, and grant although it in ror. talnly not true that every man of them received fixs a month, then the total they were wrongfully nhslrflpflno- fnm the treasury was $43,000,000 a year. A colossal sum, an incomprehensible sum and yet small, by comnarlson with what ship owners are getting, or by comparison witn tne Harm Boards microscopic by comnarlson with the bil lions poured out by the PWA and the CWA.

It is incontestable that there are some hogs among the veterans; but they are tne merest suckling pigg by comparison with the real hogs. NEVERTHELESS, the 29,000 who were getting pensions, although they were not damaged in the war, have brought all veterans inte such disrepute that the President specifically repudiates the idea that the country owes them anything unless they were actually disabled In the service. Needless to say, if the President Publisbad Ererj Wtek Dar THE A. S. ABELL COMPANY Paul Patterson, President XaUnd at Utt Pnetoffiee at Baltimore as SMona- C11M Bau snauer.

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19.14 What Is Beyond Alien? The President said to Congress yesterday Crimes of organized banditry, cold blooded lynching and kidnapping have threatened our security. These violations of ethics and viola tions of law call on the strong arm. or uovernmcnr, ior tncir immediate uppression. Note well, he didn't say reduction or gradual elimination; he said "suppres sion." In many other cases where it seemed unlikely that he could do so, Mr. Roosevelt has made his words good.

He might do so with regard to lynching. And this brings np an interesting point. After the latest lynching on the lower Eastern Shore when Governor Ritchie sent Maryland troops In to arrest men charged with lynching, the peo ple of Wicomico and Somerset counties i denounced the troop movement as an lien invasion. After the next lynching is that vicinity, if the President should send Federal troops in to arrest the mur derers, what would Wicomico and Som erset call that? If the Maryland Na- tlonal Guard is an alien army, what is the regular army of the United States? The lower Eastern Shore will have to search its dictionaries. Are All Surpluses Stagnant? Toward the end of his message to Congress yesterday, the President offered another comment that brings up a ques tion: the unnecessary expansion of industrial plants, the waste of nat ural resources, the exploitation of the consumers of natural monoplles, the accumulation of ttagnant surpluses, enim lanor.

nnn me mrhieea at. ploitation of all labor we must make sure that as we reconstruct bur life there shall be no soil in which such weeds can grow again. With most of these ideals every sensible man must agree. We have Italicized ne of them, however, because it is not at all clear. Every business man knows what a surplus is, and most business men strive to build one.

A surplus makes a very handy umbrella when rainy days arrive. During the depression it was business institutions with surpluses which were best able to weather their difficulties to ward oft bankruptcy, to avoid the wholesale firing of employes and to soften the blow of drastic pay cuts. What happens when there Is no surplus is well illustrated by a news Item on the back page of The Sun this morning. The B. O.

Railroad, it is announced, has received a loan of 000 from the Public Works nuii mt vr cuusirucuon, repair worK, the laying of rails, etc. The railroads have been under Government supervision for a long time, and one of, the cardinal points of the Government's railroad policy has been to hold down surpluses. The consequence is that when they want to buy new cars, lay rails and so on, the tallroads have to go begging for the money to do it with. In speaking of "stagnant surpluses," does Mr. Roosevelt use the word stagnant merely for its decorative value? Or is he speaking of some special kind of surplus? We should like to see an ampll.

ftcation of the point Go Get A Bloc The vegetable margarine manufacturers who were trying to collect $2,300,000 from Andrew Mellon and Ogden Mills for alleged oppressions, practiced by the two while they were in the Treasury Department, have lost out. It occasions no surprise to hear that anyone who has been trying to get money out of Andrew Mellon has lost out; but it is astonishing that men intelligent enough to build up the margarine business are foolish enough to try to get what they want through the crude and antiquated method of appealing to the courts. Congress for many years has treated the margarine industry as the red-headed stepchild of American business. It is subject to more hampering restrictions, more special taxes and more assaults of every kind than are applied even to the dh tilling business. The reason Is that the margarine people have to contend with the eternal hostility of the best -organized group of farmers in the country, the dairymen.

The dairymen have one of the most powerful bloce in Washington, and It is frankly wit to destroy the margarine business, if it can. The margarine manufacturers will iir-itr iniiAB neaaway against opposition of this sort by filing suits. What they That is the way other organized minori ties have secured protective laws and other benefits that make the taxpayers rub their eyes incredulously. Without doubt the system would work as well for the margarine manufacturers as others; and it seems to be the only sys tem that does work well in this country. We'll Soon KnOW- Congress has about decided that two dollars the gallon is a proper Federal tax on hard liquor.

The bill has been introduced and passing it, according to the dopesters, is now just a matter of rou tine. Prices which have been charged up to now for whiskies, gins, have ob viously borne no relation to their value. Such prices are based upon a disordered market, an uncertain supply and the willingness of imbibers, anxious to be law-abiding, to pay through the nose. But such a situation is obviously a temporary one. Already there are lndi cations of better organization and conse quently of lower prices.

The Federal tax will amount to fifty cents the quart. The State tax in Mary land, which is probably about average, is about twenty-eight cents the quart. Thus the whisky, gin or what you will comes on the market already burdened with a tax of seventy-eight cents. The base seeing' price to the consumer will presumably be not less than twice that sum. and in the case of special brands probably a good deal more.

The question is. therefore. Will the bootlegger, who can produce a good deal cheaper than that, find it profitable to continue in business, bearing in mind that he will have to pay for protection? Our guess is that the tax as it is now proposed is very near the maximum that the traflic can stand. But in a few months we should know the truth. Not Even Funny Baltimore's acting Postmaster, Mr.

Ernest Green, is a man of long experience in the collection and distribution of the mall. The mall service rendered locally indicates that the administration Is efficient Here is proof enough that the executive department of Baltimore's Postoffice is adequate. There is no reason to believe that adding an executive will improve things. That would settle the matter for any body but politicians. Their concern is neither adequate mail service nor econ omy, but Jobs.

They see a vacancy in the postmastership and their every instinct is to seize upon an opportunity to strengthen their personal prestige by fill ing that vacancy. Hence the public now views the spectacle of four Maryland Congressmen in a scramble to gain the advantage of being the one to name the Baltimore Postmaster. Senator Tydings having been eliminated because of bis other patronage privileges, it appeared yester day that the choice would He with Representatives Falmisano and Kennedy. Today it appears that Representatives Cole and Gambrlll have plunged into the fray. Sometimes a fight among politicians can be amusing.

But this dreary squabble! for the right to appoint a political figurehead, who will enjoy the title and a good salary while the present Postoffice staff continues to do the work, even lacks the virtue of being entertaining. No Change One item of the President's nrnzram which became known yesterday is re organization of the Tariff Commission. The Tariff Commission was organized in 1918; reorganized In 1921: re-reor- ganlzcd in 1930 and now apparently is to be re-re-reorganized in 1934. But when it was organized in 1916 the commission found itself confronted by three powerful antagonistic factors, to wit, Congress, politicians and special interests, each of which, for one reason or another, opposed the logical, effective functioning of the commission. This opposition swiftly reduced it to futility.

and futile it has remained through all Its changes. The re-re-reorganization of 1934 may be as radical as you please, but it will not eliminate Congress, politicians or special interests, nor will it allay their opposition to a scientific, non- poiltical and sensible treatment of the tariff. Hence the Tariff Commission will labor under the same handles. ho. fore and may be reduced to the nm futility as before.

Even after it is re-re- reorganizea, it will probably be possible still to apply to it the French proverb: ihc more It changes, the more It in th same thing." They Don't Believe Him The President in his message to Con gress yesterday made the flat assertion. "Child labor iahollshed." Presidents are not accustomed to tell. ing obvious and outright lies in their messages to Congress; yet no less than three States have taken official action since the beginning of the which implies that they do not believe Mr. Roosevelt No longer ago than last month West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Minne sota ratified an amendment granting Congress the power "to limit, regulate and prohibit" that which the President says has already been abolished. Even a half-educated student of Juris prudence knows that all history teaches that an unnecessary law is worse than no law.

This applies to the organic law with even more force than it does to statute law. If the Child Labr Amendment is Nevertheless, half the number of States necessary to put the thing in force have already ratified. The plain implication is that the recent ones do not believe Mr. Roosevelt when he says the job baa been done without the help of a constitutional amendment It is a bit discouraging for a President who badly needs the confidence of the people. "ROOSEVELT Meswje Calls NRA Permanent." Hereafter the funereal-minded will no doubt speak of the coun try as being "In Perpetual Care." Only one word in the President's ad dress was underlined, we are informed.

This policy, with its one exception, we imagine was adopted to defeat those per sons who might attempt to read between the lines. "The ceremony was performed in the presence of 200 film notables under a per gola backed by a grove of cellars with arches of calla lilies on both sides." Evening Sun Editorial. It this is going to be the fashion fa thers of brides will have something more to worry about. Ham Ham may be classified as fancy ham and just plain ham. Just plain ham comes from the common run of pigs with no particular background and may be bought by the pound and fried with eggs or subjected to any other cruel and unusual treatment.

Nobody boasts about eating it mouths are watered with re straint and lips smacked almost inaudl-bly. Fancy ham, on the other hand, accord ing to belief, is the product of aristocratic porkers who scorn associa tion with the trough-fed hoi polloi and subsist upon that most delicate of all foods, peanuts. Whereas plain ham is cut off in thick slabs, fancy ham is shaved off upon the theory that to appreciate it fully you should eat as little of it as pos sible. In consequence a fancy ham lasts almost indefinitely. It should be good for at least two good-sized parties and any number of Sunday night suppers.

And even then late in the spring the remains of it will be found in the back of the re frigerator where somebody put it and forgot all about it. And when it is offered to members of the family they will greet the invitation with enthusiasm but reply that somehow they don't feel quite like ham, tonight and would prefer cheese instead. Just plain ham may be bought almost anywhere, but fancy ham is the sort of thing that comes from a special dealer whose name you hare put down in your address book If you can only lay your hand on it Nevertheless, there is always present an awful fear that the ham you are eating is not aristocratic ham, but just plain, ordinary ham that has crashed the gates. This unfortunate situation Is not likely to be improved until some means is devised by which you can look up the ham you have purchased in Burke's Peerage or have a certificate of its lineage made out by some American equivalent of the College of Heralds. Yesterday I had the rare opportunity of entering a board room of a large Baltimore concern.

Those of you who have never been in a board room may be interested in knowing what one Is like. Well, this one had a long, narrow table In the center and on the table were two silver porringers and an alms basin. I have no idea what they were for and, as the president of the concern was present, I didn't dare to inquire. Perhaps some one familiar with board rooms can enlighten me. Now We Are Six A digest of The Evening Sun of thti day one week ago.

Stone Ago girl had more brains than modern sister, says scientist. Tooth five inches long found in Kansas. The hobby of Harvey H. Larrabee, of Jackson, is building model fire engines. Baby flown from Texas to Hopkins pushes conventional picture of movie actress off front page.

Uncle Sam owes over a billion dollars, it transpires. San Francisco horses sick from overfeeding at Christmas. Baltimore bank, two days after event, wishes its customers a Merry Christmas. Saya nothing about a Happy New Tear, however. Aunt Ada tells Jo she was foolish to permit the kiss.

'And I hope the broom will let the dust pan and brush go on a picnic with the gas stove down in the cellar," adds Uncle Wlgglly. 'Go-Go. Stop-Stop," reiterates the Traf fic Cop. To starch organdie collar and cuff sets dip them in water In which rice has been boiled. Oswald takes a crack at the Mayor.

Editorial tells Acting Secretary of the Treasury where to get off. Forum letter gives intellectual palm to Chapel, Hill, N. over Baltimore. Lucius Falrcblld, statesman, born this date. Bang go two more good dollars for children's bright sayings.

Comics. Snorts. Classified Ads. "None Pa VS Penalty Amnner 15i1 TTeM In Auto Deaths." There seems to be no question whatever that the automobiles, at least were unavoidable. CHRISTOPHER BILLOPP.

San -Jose's Wisecrack From tha BntU (Montana) Standard In San Jose. Cal now antnatrhat questionable, wisecrack is going the rounds to the effect that, the hou "Inert stepped out to lynch." Gob Humor Fran the C. S. a TenneMM Tar According to the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, over twenty per cent, of the current deaths In the navy are caused by auto accidents. The Rolling Road W.

JOHNSON goes that far, the public goes much farther. Woodrow Wilson's application to the men of Belleau Wood and Chateau Thierry of Shakespeare's lines, Think ourselves accursed we were not there And hold our manhoods cheap while any sneaks That fought, seems funny today. Today the President explains that be who "served in defense of his country performed a basic obliga' tion of citizenship." It's true, quite true, literally and soberly true. But it isn't the sort of truth that nerves the line to go over the top when the sergeant's whistle blows hence it la not emphasized in the hearing of soldiers until the fighting Is over. But since it is truo It is obviously the part of wisdom for the veterans to clear out the grafters who have caused this cold, clammy truth to be flung in their faces.

It Is especially Important for them to scotch the plans of those unwise lead' era who are plotting to get every one of the 29,000 restored to the pension rolls. For they will inevitably bring down upon the soldiers a worse storm of condemns tlon than the last. IN a series of articles in the Atlantic- Monthly Roger Burlingame has exposed these plans relentlessly. He pre dicts no effort to repeal the Economy Bill bodily. The strategy will be, rather, to punch holes In it here and there until it la so completely riddled that all the grafters can get back.

Probably the first effort will be to re- enact the laws providing free hospital! cation for sick veterans, no matter when they fell til. Another will be to "liberalize" the regulations regarding presumptive serv ice connection, which simply means put ting the grafters back. Another will be to make destitute vet erans wards of the Federal Government, rather than of States and local commti nlties a frank effort to establish them as a special class. Finally, an effort will be made to restore all pensions for service-connected disability to the old rates unwise in view of the fact that such pensions arc still the most liberal granted by any country in the world. This program ought to be halted by the veterans themselves.

The second item is entirely Indefensible, and the others will serve only to increase the existing ill will toward the men who wore the uniform. Veterans must never permit themselves to forget that It was their own leaders who created this 111 will by set ting up a pension scheme that permitted all sorts of pan-handlers to slip Into the treasury and grab. The fact that they were relatively petty thieves doesn't alter the fact that they should never have been allowed to get In. When all is said and done, there is a compliment implied in the very existence of this ill will. A country that is hardly perceptibly shocked when a banker steals a hog, is scandalized when a veteran steals a ham.

This may be hypocrisy, but probably It is because the country expects a higher moral code of veterans than It expects of bankers, or ship owners, or fnrmers, or manufacturers. And God knows it Is a swinish thing for a man to trade on his patriotism Politicians do it every day of the week, but surely the veterans have not sunk to the level of the hog-wullows of politics, Nevertheless, brutal though It may be to say so, It Is true that the veteran who attempts to live on the Government the rest of his life is no better than a poll tician. Nevertheless, Mr. Roosevelt is wrong when, he says the veterans do not constitute a speclul class. Perhaps merely wear ing the uniform doesn't do It; but going into actual battle, and taking It like a man, does do It Mr.

Roosevelt may not know It The American public may not know It But the man knows he has survived the most fearful test of manhood and his own physical courage and hardi hood he cannot doubt again while life shall last. do considerable damage In the' restaurants of Chicago's Loop district before being dispersed by the police. piE United Railways announces the inauguration of its pension system which will affect some 3,500 employes. Former Gov. Frank Brown sponsors a State-wide bill forbidding a man to buy a drink for anyone but himself In a public saloon.

Death comes to Charles E. Ways, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad official, and father of. Max Ways, popular Democratic politician. Former Mayor Thomas O. Hayes celebrates bis seventieth birthday.

Dr. William Watson, chairman of the Baltimore Anti-Noise Committee, has his dander np about steam whistles. CHARLES F. MACKLI.V, Adjutant-General of the Maryland National Guard, makes a two-column pleaformore support of the Guard from employers and for more young men to heed the calls for enlistment The Charcoal Club protests against the plan to cut up the com-uiunity Christmas tree and store it in the cellar of the Frledly Inn, arguing that it is like "dragging a noble charger off to the bone pile." The club wants it burned where it stands, "passing to heaven in smoke bearing a last remembrance of its glorious career in the scent of Its distilled balsams." The editor gets back of the club, and the cause is immediately tost Mlzzl Hajos Is starring In "Sari" at Ford's; Elsie Jsnls and Montgomery id Stone are In 'The Lady of the Hipper" at the Academy and Dave Marlon, "Snuffy the Cabman," Is cavorting In burlesque at the Gayety. And the Vrt Lance prints a wooodent of Mile.

Soptember Morn putting on her stockings "after being chased out of Spring Gardens by the moral bloodhounds of the Pent Society," 1 God Pity Those Who Don't Know The Love Of A Dog, He Ssys To the Editor or The Evening Sun Sir: Ths article written to the editor of The Ecentno Sun headed "The Dog and Dog Owner Get the Best of It" and suggesting dog catchers snd drowning for pet dogs is, to say the least, mean and heartless. It Is strange at Christmas time how our very Christian neighbor has forgotten God's command to live and let live, but could he have seen the grief of the little girl or little boy that his telephoning the dog catcher brought about when no dogs were found time after time and would have been lost forever if not promptly rescued by their owner, or the great joy and unspoken love on the part of the dog or puppy when redeemed, we feel sure he would have a better heart Of course, there are all kinds of dogs, and some men are referred to as closely akin, but be this as it may, this is new year, and to those poor misfits that don't know the love of a dog may the good God pity them and give them a heart to lova and be loved. for one, would like to change the expression "the more I know of some men the better I love dogs" to "the more I see of the kindness snd gentleness of men the more the great, loyal, loving heart of a dog will be appreciated for they are God's first gift to men from the animal kingdom, ever unfaltering in love and devotion to their master, whether rich or poor." Cronos A. Whitino. Baltimore, Jan.

S. $100 Dog Tax And No Return From The Pound Proposed To the Editor or The Evenijis Sun Sirv Three cheers for the gentleman from Roland Parkl He has put it correctly. The dogs and dog owners hold full sway in Forest Park and elsewhere. Many folk move to the suburbs because they love the great open spaces, trees and flowers; they often work themselves, be-sides spending plenty of cold cash, but the numerous dogs running loose cause unpleasantness snd destruction. What do tht selfish dog owners care? My remedy would be a $100 dog plenty of dog catchers and no returns from tht pound not because I hate dogs, but to teach the dog owners to respect other people snd their property.

Baltimore, Jan. 2. Lorts or Flowers. Cslls On Sportsmen To Feed Quail And Shows How To Do It To the Editor or The Evening Sun Sir; I very much enjoy the sport of quail shooting; the hours spent In the field with my dogs and gun are my greatest recreation. I hope that my young sons will have available the same sport when they art old enough to take it up; I hope the quail will be available for them, and this brings me to the point of this letter my method of feeding quail.

I live in the suburbs of Baltimore near Ruxton. About the first of December each year I carry to a honeysuckle and briar thicket (not more than one hundred yards from my house) an old wooden door. I prop It against a tree (one long side on the ground), making a "lean to" facing south. Under the door and in its Immediate vicinity I scatter some chicken feed corn snd wheat When the snow covers the ground I replenish ths grain under tht door every day or two. Each year a covey of birds has found and enjoyed tills feed.

I often see them feeding when I go to put out more grain, and I hope to obtain a good photograph which the State Game Department will publish. The sight of the birds snd the reslization that I am helping them, coupled with tht knowledge that well-fed quail can withstand the cold and escape a hawk much better than hungry, depleted ones, amply repay me for my trouble. I hope that other quail gunners, and particularly fathers of future nnr femora will be prompted to follow the same plan. W. Kennest Cromwell, Jr.

Suggests That Wt Adopt Hitltr's Policy Of Rturlllratlnn To the Editor or Ths Evehiho Sun Sirt In the editorial of January 2 headed "No Preventive" relativt to lynchins. voii state: "The most difficult neorile tA been In order are those whose mentality Is very low. They sre, generally speaking, tht ones who commit the more bestial crimes. But any great excitement tenrli in these poor creatures off their balance." Instead of thia continuoua hmin the Eastern Shore vml tnltfrif mium some thought to "those whose mentality Is very low," "bestial crimes" and "these poor creatures." While I hold no brief for Hitler some of his "carryings on." one of hl nlnne could well claim tht attention and study of the Dress and the neonla nf im. Rt.i.

and the other States. That ont Is tht grad ual elimination, by sterilization, of then very persons "whose mentality is very low," who commit these "bestial and "these other poor creatures" who art In many instances Dotentlal erlmlnl et Urge. N. E. S.

Baltimore, Jan. 2, Never Reads Mencken And So List Him Amnnn KJn.m.l Kjl To ths Editor or The Evenins Sun Sir: I see many Forum readers flrlne WW Mencken. Mavb many of the reWe could cry down anything and everything. lor one, don't care for that sort of For the laat ten vsara ff s.1 name over the contribution I skip It I now think more of him and have listed him among normal men. I don't read Mencken ever.

I thus render him kindness. J. Bahzt Cos mutts. Baltimore, Jan. 2.

But Will The Rii.I.... A. 1. 1 I To the Editor or Tmt Etenino Sun Sir; only some of those cold-hearted, warm-seated business men would deign to recognize the fact that It is easier to give a job then to ssk for one! Em.TR? Z. Intercepted Letters Dear Willie You may not have the power, but you sure get the glory, don't you? Yours, Hot.

Wll.I.IAU H. CtJRRAN, Calvert Building, City. Please he brief. At a rule 200 wordt should be enough. Your name and address must accompany each communication as an etriaence of good Your name will not be published unless you with it, but stoned letters will be otuen the preference.

Mr. Pollack Finds A Defender To las Editor or Thi Evening Sun Sir: The writer read on the local page of The Sunday Sun that Governor Ritchie had appointed James H. Pollack to succeed Robert A. Sindall on the State Athletic Commission. When the Sunpaper announced this appointment, they certainly did not say anything complimentary about Mr.

Pollack and it would have been an easy matter to have truthfully done so if they knew this man better. If the writer who wrote the story had gone to as much trouble to look Into the good features of Jack Pollack as he did to point out the bad features, he could have written a mighty fine story. Go into the Fourth legislative district where Mr. Pollack is looked on as a leader and you will find endless deeds of charity and organized help being given those who need It under his leadership. He is married happily, has a devoted wife and two fine children and leads sn ideal American life.

His work in past years and at the present time Is built around helping those less fortunate. I think Governor Ritchie does "know his man" snd it would have shown a fine New Deal and New Year spirit ii The Sun had published the story of Mr. Pollack's appointment, using the deeds of the last five years of his life as reference instead of pointing out his youthful errors. Baltimore, Dec 3L J. M.

SrtNcn. Yes, But Suppose The Crowd Offered To Psy For Ths Tickets With Old Psper Msrksf To ras Editor or Evxionq Son Sir: It was the home-coming gams of the season. TKe big bowl would barely hold the 25,000 yet outside of the gate. The autumn- beauty, cooruskln coats snd smart roadsters, to say nothing of repeal and beautiful women, thrilled the hearts of the old grade. "Give them the old locomotive yell" but wait the scene Is at the box office.

Box Office Director We art out of tickets, the printing presses across the street are idle. Shall I order Old Dean Mossback Should we print more tickets than we ever have printed before? Wouldn't it devalue the tickets we have sold and raise the price of seats for those remaining outside? College Prexy Yes, and I fear it would ruin the credit of our college. Moral They were Just a couple of nuts who didn't believe In Inflation. By the way, please tell Mencken to buy me up a lot of 60-cent American dollars and I will give htm six bits apiece for them. Charles Edciwood.

Edgewood, Jan. 2. in Ten Months Roosevelt Has Done Mors Than Hoover In Four Yssrs, rie ssys To the Editor or The Evenino Sun Sir: Many people are still arguing that Presi dent Roosevelt has not accomplished more than any other President could have done. But why didn't Hoover do what F. D.

R. has In Hoover's Administration it was obvious that the people wanted beer and liquor made legal. They wanted something that would increase employment. But no, Hoover could not do that President Roosevelt has been In office exactly ten months snd In these ten months he has done more than Hoover did In sll his four years In office: The legalization of beer, wine and liquor, the NRA, the Civilian Conservation Corps, the recogni tion of Soviet Russia. I see 1934 as the ending of the drastic depression and the beginning of a wave of prosperity such ss the United States has never witnessed.

Milton Susel. Baltimore, Jan, 2. An Independent Grocer's Complaint And An Answer To the Editor or The Evenino Sun Sir: Why is the small business man singled out for raw deal by the Family Welfare Association and his means of livelihood thrown into the lap of the large, out-of-town chain store? On us is the burden of carrying the poor families when they ere unable to pay for the food they must have to exist a burden which we willingly bear. We gladly answer the call of the Community Fund and other charitable organizations to help the needy. We work snd spend in Baltimore.

Yet when the poor, whom we so cheerfully helped, are given their checks by the Welfare Association they cannot go to the grocer with whom they have always dealt, but must go to the chain store. An Independent Grocer. Baltimore, Dec. 27. Officials of both the Family Welfare Association and the Baltimore Emergency Relief Commission said today that their clients who receive checks for.

food si low-snces sre free to spend them wherever they wish. Food orders Issued by the commission, which now does the bulk of relief work here, are drawn on any one of seventy-two stores, both chain snd Independent concerns, which sre distributing Government surplus food supplies free, it was stated. Only two per cent of the money distributed by the commission for food Is in the forrri of food orders. Ninety-eight per cent. Is distributed by check.

Christmas And New Year's Greetings Annoy Him To the Editos or The EvErrme Son Sir: Customs are supposed to be quaint but there are two that are too trite to be quaint For some mysterious reason it Is necessary to slap one's fellow-being on the back snd belch Merry Christmas or between drinks wish a fellow-sufferer a Happy New Year. I can't understand why it is necessary to wish someone a Merry Christmas, as the power to' make merry lies entirely with the recipient of the greeting. This Merry Christmas and Happy New Year business is getting to be racket If you sre lucky and get your Merry Christmas In first then you can gloat while the other person slinks back with a weak reply of "Same to you." If it be necessary to celebrate Christmas and New Year's then won't Christopher Billopp please start a campaign to get some new forms of greetings, because as the caxe now stands we can only be thankful that this seanon comes but once a year. Tut Panics or Pumm. When We Were Very Young A tigeiX of The Evening Sun of iceek twenty year tgo.

JTX-FRESIDENT Tlreodore Roosevelt enters the Matto Grasso jungles In Brazil on bis trip of hunting and explo ration. Miss Trehawke Davles, Hen-don, England, is the first woman in the world to loop the loop in an airplane; completing the stunt twice in the company of an aviator. Franz Joseph, Emperor of Austria-Hungary, celebrates bis eighty-third birthday and the sixty-sixth year of bis reign. Julius Ros- enwald, Chicago capitalist, announces plans for a large chain-banking system which will combat "the loan-shark evil" by lending small sums of money to work-ingmen, tradesmen and farmers. Andrew Carnegie and Vincent Astor, it is reported, will assist Mr.

Rosenwajd with the financing. Society women lo Detroit) are bitterly opposing sn ordinance providing. In the Interests of sanitation, for "bubbling" drinking fountains in dance halls and ballrooms. They claim it Is impossible to bend over sufficiently far to reach the water when clad in evening attire. BECAUSE of "a change In public senti J.

r. Morgan resigns from the directorates of thirteen railroads, the Western Union Telegraph Company and four other large corporations. Other Morgan partners also resign from a number of similar positions. A lot of pother Is being made over the appearance of brown beer bottles; it being claimed that beer in light bottles loses its flavor and becomes stale. A woman, Bessie Carette, is the first of her sex to win the annual dash for the Polar Bear Club medal given annually to the first person swimming In the Atlantic Ocean off Coney Island after the advent of the New Tear.

She swims a hundred yards shortly after midnight New Year's Eve before being forced out of the ice-cold water. Angered by the sight of feasting New Xear's COO Jobless, hungry men.

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