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L'OUR KVENING TIMES, CUMBEULAND, MO,. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1955 Dial PA-2-4600 for a WANT AD Takft Evening&Sunday Times That Con*, Once in a Lifetime ... ._____• u •••»*••* l ••«! feiunrt** *^ A VU3TCR CLASSIC e«r» *lt«rnoo» <«ctpl SuoW Mornsnr Published bjr rut nm«« and *"«;«"'«» Company. /•» South Meclunlc St. Cumtxrlind Md. re « .««ndllM, m.l. m.tte, r«. <*n!b«1»4. Maryland. under thf let ol March ~ wr of th«~Au«t Bureau o( Circulation Member ol The Aisoctated Pre«i Phone PA Z-4600 Weekly tubJcrlptlOD rate bj Carrier*: One •««» Evening onl, 36c; Evening Time. p« copy 6c; E«ninl and Sunda, Time. «6o t»> weeti bunday Times only. I0c per cop? Mall SubscripUoin Ratei Evening Time* 1st. 2nd, 3rd and 4th Portal Zonei II "5 Monti - $7.00 Six Months - $14.00 One V«tr Sin 6th. Itb and 8th Postal Zonei 1150 Month - $8.50 Six Months - IW.OO One KM* Mail SubscriptlOD Rate. Sunday Time. OnU 1st. 2nd. 3rd and 4th Postal Zones jo One Month - J3.0U Sl» Months $6.00 Onr Vea» 5U>, 6tb, 7th and 8th Postal Zonei .tO one Month - $3.60 Six Months - $7-20 On. tear The Evening Times and Sunday Times auura* no financial responsibility (01 typoBraphlcal errors In sdvertlsetnent. but will reprint that part ol ao advertisement In which the typosraphica. error occurs, errors mast be reported at once. Friday Afternoon, December 9, 1955 OUR COUNTRY The union of hearts, the union of fmndj and the Flag oi cur Union forever.—Morris A Vital Problem IF THERE WERE not a genuine crisis in America's school system, there would have been no need to call a "White House Conference on Education. The problems are painfully real, and they grow in magnitude each day. Basically they fall into two categories: Shortages of schools and teachers in the face of steadily rising school enrollments. Serious confusion over the questions of what to teach and how to teach it. In this first editorial, let's look at the shortages." With present school enrollment of 39.5 million, we are already short 141,000 teachers and tens of thousands of classrooms. ACCORDING TO the U. S. Office of Education, in another -10 years there will be 11 million adidtional pupils in our schools. For just the first half of that period—the next five years — we'll need 1,047,410 new teachers and 476,000 new classrooms above and beyond the current lack. The financial burden of providing these facilities—if they are to'be provided —is staggering. Where is the money to come from? The country is putting up nearly 2.4 billion dollars worth of new schools this year, but as we have seen, it isn't enough to keep pace. The appallingly low state of teachers' salaries is further evidence that the money going to the schools is insufficient. Today the states pay more than half the school bill, and local communities the rest. But the states say they can no longer shoulder the growing load. Out of this dilemma has risen the cry for federal aid. PRESIDENT Eisenhower told the White House conference he's for limited federal aid, particularly in areas where people can't afford to build the schools arid hire the teachers they need. But basically he thinks financing and running the schools is a state-local job. Like many educators and others, he fears federal help might mean federal control of education. Nevertheless, some form of federal assistance seems almost inevitable. Few imagine that state and local governments can pay for the 50 to 110 per cent hike in school costs which the experts foresee by 1965. If the alternative is to doom millions of children to overcrowded classrooms manned by poor teachers, the American people will find a way to pro- vide.help without compromising the freedom that marks their vaunted school system. Seeking Industry LOCAL, STATE and regional development organizations are in sharp competition with each other to attract new industry to their areas. H. McKinley Conway Jr., of Atlanta, Ga., who is Director of the Southern Association of Science and Industry and editor of the magazine, Industrial Development, says that this competition is so intense that most firms are forced to keep their expansion plans a close secret until the sites have been selected. Mr. Conway estimates that an average of two new regional development organizations are added each week to the thousands already in existence. Some take the form of Chambers of Commerce or other civic groups. Many are sponsored by municipal and county or state governments. Railroads, electric utilities and other companies maintain such organizations of their own. The growth of this business has been so phenomenal that there is now a shortage of industrial- development personnel. Americans have come to realize that their own well-being is connected with the welfare of industry. Industry is accepted and even appreciated by the American public as a valuable neighbor. Realism In Burma THE TASK of creating stable, self- sufficient economies in poverty-ridden Asia often seems hopeless. Yet the determination of Asians themselves to strengthen and modernize their economies is the basis for hope that with proper encouragement and aid this area of the world can solve its own problems. An example of this determination is seen in Burma which recently launched a survey 01 its arable wastelands as a first step toward increased agricultural production. Since more than 80 per cent of the 18,000,000 population is engaged in agriculture, which accounts for 90 per cent of exports, a survey of topography, climate, rainfall and types of soil is of importance as a preliminary to increasing production. The study will help the government eliminate underproduction in certain commodities and overproduction in others. It may help in the converting of 23,000,000 acres which are suitable for cultivation but are not in use. Much of this land is remote. Opening new roads or improving existing ones are likely to be necessary. Determination such as this should be fostered by making available the tools and techniques which Asians need in their struggle for modernization. W, wm?2tf>*,r% W l 2^'^^'^'y, GOT /M-OM&' WELL (M "fae NiNeries WITHOUT Tftcr PARKS' TUWNGL OF £•) ». T. B«Id Tnbunt IM. Whitney Bolt on Looking Sideways Thomas L. Stokes ._ ' (J ^ YVY'.l T> • T Wltil KUSSia IS WASHINGTON — Slowly we are beginning to recognize that in our competition with Soviet Russia to win people to our side and the side of freedom and free institutions, all sorts of factors are involved. Among them, what we do with our opportunities to develop our own economy and our own institutions here at home. Russia's .stcpped-up economic . aid program to other nations, particularly offers she >s dangling before the strategic Middle East and India, has directed our attention lo bur own foreign economic aid program as well as to the less expensive Point Four program instituted by former President Truman. How much Congress should be asked to appropriate next year for foreign economic aid now is a matter of controversy within the Administration that was carried this week lo President Eisenhower at Gettysburg. One group would scale it down, while another would expand it, especially to under-developed countries in Asia and Africa. in our schools, we are neglecting an important weapon in the cold war or cold peace, or whatever we may now term our competition with Russia. The shortage of scientists, both for our peacetime and our defense atomic programs, finally enlisted the Atomic Energy Commission Chairman, Admiral Lewis Strauss, in the campaign for immediate action to improve our educational establishment. Perhaps this national security need finally will prod the Administration and Congress into giving some Federal aid, at least for school construction. IN ADDITION to money for direct economic aid, there is the Point Four program by which we provide technical assistance lo help underdeveloped countries to help themselves in raising living, health and education standards am', in improving methods of agriculture and such. In this Russia now is copying us. Part of Russia's greatly increased expenditures for her education system is going to Irain "missionaries" for a combined economic aid-propaganda program in other countries, as well as to train scientists for her defense industries, Including atomic research and development. The danger that we arc falling behind in scientific education was recognized during the recent White House Conference on Education, as well as the inadequacy of facilities and the declining quality of our education generally. In short, right here at home, IT IS HARD to realize from the still reluctant attitude today toward Federal aid that on of our recognized staunch conservative Republican leaders, the late Senator Robert A. Tafl of Ohio, sponsored and got through the Senate of the Republican-controlled 80lh Congress a bill giving $300,000,000 for direct Federal aid^.to education. ]t was all for operating expenses, with about 85 per cent due to go for teacher salaries. The measure was buried in a House Committee. The Ohio Senator iKd no fears about Federal control of education —which he would have been the last to accept—because of a specific provision that forbade the Federal government to have any say whatever about Ihe schools, their curriculum, text books, or anything else. Seven years later, we are beginning to catch up with Senator Taft, though the Administration's program will be limited to school construction. Had Congress followed Senator Taft in his program, which was planned as a continuing Federal program, we would be well on the way to meeting what we know is our No. 1 domestic problem. on the part of this Administration toward developing a natural resource—water. Russia has begun work on the biggest hydroelectric power development in the world—a 3,000,000 kilowalt installalio — located on the Angara River in Eastern Siberia. It is the first step in water .power development to industrialize all of Siberia. In this also Russia is continuing to copy us for she began after our TVA became a reality. But the government now has stopped our own program of integrated development of our river systems, as symbolized on TVA and other great projects in the Pacific Northwest. It only permits this on a piecemeal, inadequate basis by'private utilities—and private utilities won't ccme in unless the government guarantees a nice profit, as it did in the now-abandoned Dixon-Yates deal, which of course means high costs to the consumer. NEW YORK — An actor who has solved the transportation problem for himself: Jay Barney. He owns four motorcycles, which he parks in a public garage for less than the storing oi one car would cost. When he was in Boston in the try-out of "The Young and Beautiful," he kept one at the theatre, raced from the theatre to the airport, flew to New York, picked up another motorcycle at the airport here and sped to his weekly TV shew. When he goes to the Coast for picture work he ships one out for use there. Which got him a job in the picture version of "The Shrike." Riding home from the studio one night he thought he saw Jose Ferrer in a car, caught up with the car at the next traffic light, introduced himself to Ferrer and said: "Keep me in mind for 'The Shrike' when you make it." Two months later"he was called to California for a role in the picture, Ferrer telling him: "I couldn't get out of my mind the picture of an actor chasing me for a job on a motorcycle." FIRST FOUR requirements for membership in the Coronary Club: Your job comes first, personal considerations are secondary; go to your plant or office evenings, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays; never delegate authority or responsibility to others — carry the entire load yourself; let fear, trouble and worry assist you on all your jobs. There are nine other rules for membership, all guaranteed to make you a full-fledged, voting member and giving you .5 percent off with any undertaker when the time comes. Which it will. IN ANOTHER area Russia is also reminding us how we have fallen behind by .1 change of policy NOW WE ARE seeing the spectacle of Secretary of Interior McKay, who instituted this niggardly shortsighted policy, confessing publicly that we face a power shortage. He still is appealing for private utilities and local communities to come in and help. He is claiming that Congress will not provide the $300,000,000 needed annually, but that local communities and private utilities must do it under his "partnership" plan. If Secretary McKay would submit an integrated Federal program to Congress, he could get Congress' support. What the Secretary overlooks is that every cent that Congress appropriates to develop our rivers in the public interest would come back—as it is coming back" now every year, ana ahead of schedule, from TVA—to the Treasury, and that in the end the projects would belong to all of the people who put up the money for this safe and sound investment. (United Feature Syndicate, Inc.) Peter Edson Republicans Looking Hopefully To Ike WASHINGTON- (NEA) President Eisenhower's scheduled Dec. 10 checkup at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington is not expected to produce any surprise announcements on his physical condition. The additional X-ray facilities available at Walter Reed will bring up to date the detailed examinations made at Fitzsimons Army General Hospital in Denver. While there, he was examined almost every waking hour on the hour. This went on from the time he was taken ill Sept. 24 until his discharge, Nov. II. The seven- week hospital confinement was a week more (ban had originally been scheduled. Since going to Gettysburg on Nov. 14, the President has had daily or twice-daily examinations. There isn't any fact about his physical condition that his doctors don't know. SO GOOD HAVE their reports been that Washington has been buzzing for a fortnight with humors that the President would be pronounced able to run for a second term. The optimistic statements put out by Republican National Chairman Len Hall and House Republican Leader Joe Martin, after their visits to Gettysburg, have given credence to these reports. Only a deference to the President—to allow him to make the decision and the announcement- has prevented GOP leaders from going farther than they have. In spite of this, even the most optimistic announcement after the new checkup will not be regarded as sufficient indication of the President's ability to run again. Two to three months will be required before he can be pronounced cured. Five to six months are considered normal for full re- covery from a heart attack. As far as the President's personal desires are concerned, few people on the White House and Republican National Committee staffs have any doubts. They just can't see him satisfied to retire to peace and solitude on his farm. History From The Times Files TEN YEARS AGO December 9, 1945 Fred B. Driscoll elected secretary-treasurer of Cumberland Local 214, Journeymen Barbers International Union. Death of Miss Mar.y Bush, 78, Ocean. Fred Sine named noble grand of Chosen Friends Lodge 34, IOOF. TWENTY YEARS AGO December 9, 1935 Matthew J. Mullaney, city, elected president of Tri-State Basketball League. Mrs. Elizabeth Humbcrtson selected head of Past Chiefs Club oC Manhattan Temple, Pythian Sisters. Death of William Louden, 51, Piedmont; David T. Shcwbridgc, 87, Ridgclcy; Easter Turner, 32, Oldtown Road. THIRTY YEARS AGO December 9, 1925 Miss Pearl E. Brotemarkle. 19. and brother, Jesse WY, 23, burned in fire at home on Virginia Avenue. Mrs. Nora Fochtman named grand regent of Court Cardinal Gibbons 529, Catholic Daughters of America. Fred Smith headed Cumberland Nest 90, Order of Owls. FORTY YEARS AGO December 9, 1915 Rev. James Edward Walsh, city, ordained priest at Ossining, N. Y., announced he would celebrate first mas sal St. Patrick's Catholic Church here and later be assigned to China. Henry A. Bnciiman elected president of Allcgany County Board of Commissioners; Dr. E. H. White appointed county physician and Alban C. Thompson named superintendent at asylum. PRESIDENT Eisenhower's "Code of Conduct" for members of the armed forces is being cited by White House sources as an indication. This code was issued as an executive order last August. It was drawn up by a Department of Defense commission to guide U. S. fighting men who might be subjected to brainwashing. But it has several sections that are applicable to any public servant. "I am an American fighting man." the code begins. "I serve in the forces which guard my country and our way of life. I am prepared to give my life in their defense." The President's executive order declared that every serviceman would be expected to measure up to the code's standards. The people who have worked most closely with the President say he would apply it to his own conduct. ON THIS BASIS, they assume that the President would give his life, if necessary, to guard his country and his concept of the American way of life. The President is now in the middle of his great crusade, his backers explain. He won't leave it there, because he isn't a quitter. Republican leaders feel that if they lose the 1956 election, the country will go back to where it was prior to 1953. This would mean that the Democrats would control the country for 28 out of 32 years, if not longer. It would practically mean abdication by the Republican party. Ike's supporters now feel more confident than ever he won't let that happen. Sardi's or Downey's, minds her ovyn business and arrives at the theatre scrupulously on time. The last two'-important items, plus talent, are what guarantee her success. THIS HASN'T much to do with Christmas shopping, but New York hoodlums refer to a life sentence iri prison as "the lay-away plan." Most headline writers privately regret that no heir to a neon fortune has ever done anything to rate Page One attention. They yearn to write: "Neon Scion" as a headline starter. Funny feeling one has when a prophecy conies true: this reporter wrote a biography of Connie Hilton. Just when it was being finished, Hilton bought Glenn McCarthy's Shamrock Hotel in Houston. Just for fun, I said: "And with his luck, Connie probably will find oil under the premises." News item, December l, 1955: Conrad Hilton has announced suc- 'cessful drilling for oil on the grounds of the Shamrock Hotel. WHICH BRINGS up an item of news delayed in transmission from the West Coast, now that the Pony Express no longer operates. It wasn't enough to serve Thanksgiving dinner at the Beverly Hilton with a turkey plate. Guests ordering turkey were served whole turkeys and carving tools. The menu read: "An entire turkey for you to carve in the traditional manner at your own table." Probably Connie's own idea, born ot acute memory of a Fort Worth Thanksgiving when he bought _ a ham sandwich and had 65 cents left in the world. SMARTEST girl ever to hit show business from anywhere: Elsa Maryinelli, who is Italian, 20 years old and a film actress, as well as being succinct: "I don't want to start at the bottom and work my way up. I want to start at the top —and stay there." She probably will, what's more. Another new and bright young talent is Judy Tyler, who has just made her Broadway debut in "Pipe Dream." Thus far Miss Tyler has uttered no deathless quotes, doesn't own a pink Jaguar, has no Great Dane, doesn't dine at JAGGED geography Department: A Virginia lady writes concerning this reporter's recent receipt of a 150-year-old nail "from Bellwood, a haunted house on the : James River below Richmond." •"The house is Bellwood Manor, not Bellwood, and it is 10 miles from Richmond" at a spot about a mile away from the James River. But you are right on one facet: the house is, or was, haunted." Thank you for the correction, arid let me add that the nail has been driven into the living room panelling in my house and a small frame built around it — but, thus far, no ghosts. : (McNaught Syndicate, Inc.) Frederick Othnian Gift Hint: Nice Fire Bucket WASHINGTON—As per promise to prospective Santa Clauses, this is my second and final installment on window-shopping for useful Christmas gifts and let us waste no time: Topping my list is the hollow, walking stick, price $19.50. Inside is an unbreakable glass tube, suitable for carrying such fluids as maple syr«P. nitroglycerine, antifreeze, peanut oil, after-shave lotion, or mosquito spray. The manufacturer suggests that this cane (you just unscrew the handle and drink) is especially useful for emergency dollops of brandy. WHILE I'M almost on the subject of face lotions, I must report that there is a new one, labeled "mustache." How this smells, I have no idea; I didn't have the nerve to sniff. There is for sale to all who think them suitable for gifts, a nice selection of leather fire buckets for $30 each. These are similar to those that firemen used a century ago and they are guaranteed water-tight, that is, if anybody needs a leather fire bucket. Two pheasants in a box can be had for $24. Smoked pheasants are $2 extra. Imported Italian chocolates can be obtained for $3.49 a pound; two pounds for $6.25. . I wasn't so much "flabbergasted by a silver Martini mixer as I was by the spoon that went with it. The silver pitcher holding two pints costs $130. The spoon to match is $15. I don't want to tell a man how to run his business; but if I were a retailer of cocktail shakers I believe I'd throw in the spoon free. FOR LOVERS of antiques a merchant in Muskogee, Okla.. has what he describes as a solid brass bell, weight 1,200 pounds, cast in 1909. That's more than a half ton of brass bell and a little heavy for parcel post. The price is subject to negotiation. The world's first electric teapot now is on sale for $14.95. This has hidden in the chinaware an electric heating element to keep the brew hot and that's not a bad idea for those who like tea. I'm pleased also with the electric Barbs By HAL COCHRAN Some folks are always ready to blame things on a depression be ; cause they themselves are in a rut. Conversation among women would probably be cut in half if they said only things of importance. A member of the FBI says a crime is committed every 18 seconds. Not counting those on his TV set. Talking things out with little tots is still the best way to whip them into shape. A Michigan school warns hunters not to stalk their quarry on the campus. Too many little dears running around. A writer lists five things that give a woman the most trouble during hoiiseclcaning days. Dad was not included. Hat Boyle AP Reporter's Notebook By STAN SWINTON j'. For Hal Boyle ;; BRIONI, Yugoslavia—You can find out t lot about a man if you poke around his living room for a while—even a dictator. For instance. Marshal Josef Broz Tito, president of independently Communist Yugoslavia, likes boats-be they models or real speedboats. ' . . His taste in antique statuary is excellent and his taste in painting embarrassing. You reach the Tito mansion by walking up a winding drive, past fountains lighted with changing colors at night and wooded grov^| where white-tailed deer hide. .. Just short of the house, you see the sleek convertible Tito loves to drive. Too, you pass carriages drawn by magnificent grey horses. And then you are looked over by security guards and into the house you go. THE LIVING ROOM is the reverse of cozy. The big room is floored in black marble At the far end .is a piano, prettily painted gold and ivory. Five model ships are spotted around the room: an old galleon, a big model of .the coastal vessel Vladimir Nazor in drydock,. and three sailboats. ' Inside a glass case are dozens of beautiful Roman statuettes,. all magnificently preserved and executed with a grace which hints they likely were the work of Greek slaves. Tito proudly reported all were excavated on Briom. Oddly out of place in the room is a Spanish cavalier in delicately • painted porcelain-but not nearly as out of place as a large statue of a nude girl with her hand covering her face. The veranda stretches the length of the house. From it you can look down through the oak trees to a snug artificial harbor in which Tito keeps his speedboats, which he pilots himself. OFTEN TITO CLIMBS into a speedboat with his handsome brunette wife and roars out to Vanga, a smaller island. There he likes to exercise a hobby shared with President Eisenhower—cooking. Tito is an ardent amateur chef. • , . - ,u * The home of the boss of Yugoslavia is that of a man of action, except for the oddly out of place piano and Spanish cavalier. But most out of place of all is the one big oil painting which stands in his living room. The frame is battered, the painting-torn in several places. It shows plump \vomen holding down a cow, while cherubs wing about, and as a work of art it is very inferior. The dynamic Tito spent most of his life as a revolutionary, often in. hiding. I felt that he must have picked up a conviction somewhere "along the line that a living room should have a big painting and he didn't care very much what his looked like. There wasn't a book or magazine in the room. Yes, it's mighty interesting to spend an hour in 'a man's living room. You can learn a lot about him, including a man who rules a nation. (Associated Press) clock, $24.95, which turns off the TV after it has put you to sleep. Another electric clock has a built- in imitation aquarium, with imitation fish swimming lazily in imitation water; The maker guarantees that these phony fish look like the genuine article and make clock- watching a pleasure. MY STROLL ALSO seems to have taken me into the fashionable part -'of town and there the rich smoker can find a cigaret box carved of solid jade for ?225. Just a little box, though. Holds only one pack. An emerald ring is a bargain at $22,000 and star ruby ring at $10,300. All over the place are pieces of jewelry at similar prices. For the man who wants to spend a small amount, there's a pin in the form of a golden rooster with ruby eyes for only $625. THERE'S ALSO a solid-gold clip for $92. If any of my relatives are thinking-of one of these for me, I'd rather have the cash. And that brings us to cuff links, which seem to be fancier than ever. They come in the form of baby feet, naked ladies, the outline of your home state and in practically any combination of jewels.the well-dressed man could want. My favorites are -the screwball links. One side is a golden ball: the other a small screw, also of solid gold. These are $65 a pair and I have no further comment except that there aren't many shopping days left. (United Feature Syndicate, Inc.) Fewer Words REP. PAUL JONES of Missouri, a member of the House Administration Printing subcommittee, has concluded that the government might be able to save hundreds of thousands of dollars yearly if Congressmen were more careful about how they toss the printed word around. Representative Jones suggests an atlack on three fronts—Ihe franking privilege, the Congressional Record, and records of committee hearings. The Missourian proposes that members of Congress be allowed to use the franking — that is, the free mailing,— privilege only in their home territory, except for personally signed mail. This would greatly reduce the present flood of speeches and documents now distributed nationwide by organizations using some congressman's frank. Representative Jones also would limit the number of pages — at about $8C a page in production costs — that members of congress could use up in the appendix of the Congressional Record. At present, the appendix is a sort of catch-all for articles, reports and statemcn'.s not uttered on the floor. As for the committee hearings records, Mr. Jones urges that they be published with more of an eye to brevity. He thinks, for example, that the reading-of long passages of already-printed matter into the record ought to be curbed. The right of members of Congress to speak — and publish — with the greatest freedom cannot be disputed. But the privilege should not be abused. The suggestions made by Mr. Jones deserve careful atlcnlion. George Dixon The Washington Scene WASHINGTON—President Eisenhower will have to do considerable political fence-mendinA if he decides to run again. He has permitted his relations-with many special-interest groups to sag and creak at the joints. He may have already strained the entente cordiale beyond repair with the crow-lovers bloc. Apparently the President did riot realize that the crow has so many friends. He seems to have thought he could go out and" shoot one whenever he felt the urge, without fear of repercussion. If so, he has been rudely disabused. Animalarians have roundly rebuked him for a casual remark he made recently that he would like to wander off by himself at his Gettysburg, Pa., farm and shoot some crows. LIKE THE PRESIDENT, I too was unaware that the crow has so many fanciers. I did not regard it as one of our feathered friends, any more than I do the governor of Georgia. In fact I considered it only a mite more lovable and cuddly than Quetzalcoatl, the plumed serpent of the Aztecs. 'But it has become apparent that the chief Executive and I have been living in a fool's paradise. The crow-lovers may be a minority group, but they have solidarity. They stick together through shot and shell. The devotees of the raucous bird are banned together in a great caws. The President had better recapture the crow vote if he doesn't wanted to be rooked. THESE CROW-LOVERS told'the President that the crow is far more useful than destructive. They made out a fairly convincing case, but they made one claim I feel constrained to challenge. They stated that "crows are a definite help to the farmer in eating insects." I am more or less for the Benson farm support program, but I maintain that this is pampering the farmers too much. If he wants to eat insects, let him do it without help. Despite this, Mr. Eisenhower shouldered his gun and disappeared from sight behind the hedgerows of his Gettysburg preserve. Shots were heard, but he returned with no crow pelts dangling from his hunting belt. The White House later issued a statement that he hadnjt hit anything because he didn't aim at anything. In fairness to the President, it should be explained that he went a-gunning after having undergone two highly-conlradictory visits % his farmhouse with the two top Republican leaders in Congress. '£ House Republican Leader Joe Martin emerged from his tele-a-tete and said he thought Ike will be a candidate for renomina- tion if he passes his upcoming physical exams at Walter Reed Hospital. Senate Republican Leader William F. Knowland spent approximately the same amount of time closeted with Ike but came out and said he did not think the President had made up his mind what he would Maybe, after being pulled this way that by his congressional lieutenants, the President felt he just had to go out and blast away. AT A HEARING of the Hennings Subcommittee on Constilulional Rights. Joseph M. Franckenstein, fired by the State Department as a security risk, was under interrogation. Before releasing Franckenstein, Senator Hennings asked if there was any representative of the State Department present. A young man arose. "Do you have any comment you would care to offer?" asked Chairman Hennings. • "No sir. I am here solely as an observer." "Then do you mind identifying yourself? 1 ' "Orson W. Trueworthy." ' ; Trueworthy observing Franckenstein!!! Sounds as if the comic strips got into this somehow. (King Features, inc.) I

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