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10 THE HARTFORD DAILY COURANT: WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 1940. Established 1764 WEDNESDAY MORNING, JULY 17, 1940. j at Vichy with the new French government; even Mr. Biddle has moved to Spain. Mr. Bullitt was a picturesque figure even before his wit, wealth and command of the published by the Hartford courant COMPANY Frencn language brought him the ambas-cournt Buiwtni. Hartford, conn. sadorship to France. His career since has America Oldest Newspaper o , , . , ... , continue publication i&een no less colorful, although one may Entered at the Poet office in Hartford, conn, u question whether he has been as useful as a more experienced diplomatist might mercial and personal messages. There Is Loyalists of Spain sent the Goyas and the apparently no ranking American diplomat Titians of the Prado to Switzerland, the Second Class Matter BRANCH OFFICES New Britain, 73 Church Street Brittoi, 81 Main Street Middletown, Commercial Bldg.. 347 Main Street Mar-Chester, State Building. 753 Main Street New York. 19 West 44th Street Chicago. 400 North Michigan Arenua Detroit. 523 New Center Building Benton. 18 Tremont Street Philadelphia, 4U East Oorgas Street Sun Francisco. 525 Market Street have been. At least once he has been ac cused of indiscretion, although the most notable incident, that in which he was reported last summer as having publicly assured France of open American support in the event of war, was formally denied by the Embassy. Despite his dash and color, there is reason to believe that his service, like that of the three other members of the gilded quadrumvirate, "Jimmy Crom well, "Tony" Biddle and "Joe" Davies, may Subscription Rates Payable in Advance Dailr. one year.. ..$1040 Sunday, one year. ..$5.20 s:i month 5.20 six months 2 60 ; be drawing to a close Three month .... 2 60 Three months 1.30 j One month .90 One month , .45 One week 20 One week 10 Daily and Sunday, one year $15 60 Six months 7.80 Three months 3.90 One month 135 . One week JO Postage extra to foreign countries Member Associated Press The Associated Press Is exclusively entitled to the use lor publication of all news dispatches credited to It, or not otherwise credited In this paper, and herein are also reserved. TWENTY PAGES Secondary Areas of the War The war being waged against Great Britain by Italy has several aspects. One Is the effort on the sea and in the air to break the power of Britain in the Mediterranean. The outcome of the engagement between the fleets in the Ionian Sea apparently has not encouraged the Italians to push the war at sea, despite their claim to have sunk the also the local news of spontaneous origin published I Ark Roya already "sunk" by the propa-hereln. All rights of publication of all other matter j , . , iganaiSIS Ul ueiiiiaiij, uiu nicy vuiiae- !quentiy have taken to the air to accom-iplish their objectives. The raid on Haifa, I the chief port of Palestine, manifestly was "i intended to disrupt the shipment of oil that, piped there from Iraq, helps to feed jthe ships, the planes and the industries of England. treasures of the Louvre were packed, sup posedly, in vaults In Paris, and the paintings of London have been scattered throughout the Isles. Perhaps they will be shifted about considerably before they finally are hung again. The rest of the world can only hope that they will be well hung in easily accessible places. For Your Scrap Book THAT nation has not lived in vain which has given the world Washington and Lincoln, the best great men and the greatest good men whom history can show. Henry Cabot Lodge, Other raids are likely to follow, but they are not made without hazard. For one thing, the attack on Haifa, endangering Jews and Arabs alike, must have set at naught all the Alt,..;. i o i recent euuns ui luajjr iu am up uuuure Meaningless Statement Lhm Tho mivpH nmill.Hm -ftw rnn. The mystery of the President's attitude fronted plainly with its common danger, toward a third term nomination remains! and the probability is that the Jews and as much of a mystery as ever. The state- j the Arabs have never been so united as to-ment made by Senator Barkley at the close 'day. Furthermore, the raid cannot but in-of his windy address as permanent chair-j creased the anxiety of Turkey and of the man of the Democratic National Conven- i little nations, chiefly Iran and Iraq, that tion adds nothing to the public's enlight- look primarily to it for support of their enment respecting Mr. Roosevelt's position. He simply let the Senator say that he has no desire to be nominated again and that the delegates are free to make their own continued independence. Every measure taken by the powers of the Axis to prosecute the war in the Near East more vigorously brings nearer the possibility that selection. He purposely left unanswered the Turkey may finally be compelled to act question whether If renominated he would I drastically in the defense of its interests, accept. The plain inference is that he will. If the convention expected from him a clear, definite announcement it got nothing of the sort. He has only persisted in his sidestepping, and by this time the delegates must be thoroughly weary of it. If he really has no wish to be a candidate, nothing better could happen to the Democratic Party than to accommodate him. As an attempt to make a phoney "draft" appear real, if made, the Roosevelt statement is a dud. Another GlawacKus Glastonbury's Glawackus hasn't been reported in months. Its disappearance coincided with a rumor that an enormous, half-starved dog had been caught in an illegally set trap across the river and had been quietly dispatched. But no such tame explanation of the nature of the Glawackus satisfied Glastonbury. It is ready to swear on a stack of Bibles that its monster was a panther at the very least, and there are some residents of the town who insist that there was a faint smell of brimstone to be detected in the neighborhoods in which it had made its appearance. It may be that the Glawackus did not, after all, die, but that having made its sensation in Glastonbury, it emigrated. From Preston, a small town in Maryland, comes and should it act the chances are that the Soviet Union will act with it. Another phase of the war between Italy and Britain is taking place in Africa where Italy is attacking the colonies of the British for the undoubted purpose of adding them to its own possessions. Although a direct assault on Egypt has been avoided, forces operating from Libya have felt out the defenses of the Sudan, and a fort on the border between Ethiopia and Kenya has been taken after five days of hot battle. Lying adjacent to both Ethiopia and Italian Somaliland, Kenya would be a useful addition to the Italian Empire, for in addition to containing high land like that in Ethiopia where Europeans can be colonized, it possesses gold deposits the exploitation of which has just begun. Furthermore, a conquest of Kenya would open the way for campaigns against Uganda, in the in terior, and Tanganyika lying along the coast to the south. Because of the bad relations that have existed between the white colonists and the native population in Kenya, the British may obtain little support there for their defense, and they may be unable to land additional forces in great numbers, although the Ital ians are similarly handicapped. The sit uation sheds further light on the action of the British government in recognizing a report of a creature that might be its!Haile Selassie as the lawful ruler of Ethio double. Many persons have heard it shriek- !pja. By encouraging the Ethiopians to re-ing, as the Glawackus was reported to have Lpen their battle with the Italians, the done. One dog has been scratched by it. Its , British may raise up other native forces iooipnnts nave Deen louna in tne soft hn Africa to fieht aeainst the new imperial- earth and plaster casts have been taken of them. One hopes that they have a more romantic explanation than those pad marks in, the snow of which The Courant took casts during the height of the local Glawackus scare (they turned out to be the prints of a rather small bobcat.) One man has even seen it. He describes it as being tour and one-half feet tall and weighing about 250 pounds, which corresponds roughly with the reports of the Glawackus eyewitnesses who, like the Preston farmer, saw the monster on a dark night at a considerable distance". . We dislike to take the shine off a sister State, but Maryland ought to be warned now that, if it Is a Glawackus that is roaming the fields of Preston, Connecticut had it first. The ownership of a wild beast is vested by common law in that person who gains physical possession of it. If Maryland can catch the monster, it can keep it. But we had it, or a; double of it, months before the Old Line State had heard of it. Our Roving Ambassador Shortly after the German occupation or Paris, it was reported from Washington simultaneously by a number of newspaper correspondents and news agencies that the State Department (meaning Secretary Hull) was displeased with Ambassador Bullitt's decision to remain in Paris rather than with the French government to which he was accredited.' There is every reason to believe that those reports were correct. They were never denied, and circumstantial evidence supports them, for Mr. Bullitt's decision to remain in Paris destroyed at a critical time the best line of communication between the State Department and the French government. In Paris, he could accomplish little or nothing that a charge d'affaires could not have done almost as well,, while his presence there meant that the United States was represented at the various temporary capitals of France by no diplomatic official able to talk with authority, Ambassador Biddle, who accompanied the French government, being accredited to Poland. v Now Mr. Bullitt has turned up in Lisbon, where he has booked an airplane passace ism that has designs upon them. Art in War The demand of the University of Rome that the Mona Lisa of Leonardo da Vinci now hanging in the Louvre be returned to Italy, together with other famous works, is a melancholy reminder of the uncertainties that art faces in time of war. Conquerors from time immemorial have delighted in carrying back artistic trophies of their victories and there is a kind of justice in the demand of the University of Rome in the fact that many of the masterpieces, including the Mona Lisa, that have made the Louvre the most sought out museum in the world came to France from Italy in the baggage of Napoleon. The French may be in no position to object effectively to the transfer of the Mona Lisa and the other desired paintings to Rome, but perhaps the Fuehrer will have something to say about the matter. A con noiseur of painting himself, he made the museums of Paris the first objective of his recent visit to the defeated capital, and be cause he was accompanied by professors of art as well as generals the supposition is that he was more than merely looking about. Already he is said to have given or ders for the preservation of most of the statues that bedeck Paris, save two with marked political implications, one a memorial to a general who led the Senegalese in the war of a quarter of a century ago, the other a memorial to Edith Cavell. Less than a year ago, the Fuehrer told Sir Neville Henderson, the Ambassador to Germany, that he desired nothing so much as to retire to the contemplation and the nractice of Dainting. Perhaps he believes that he will be the more greatly inspired could he be surrounded by some of the works that have delighted the Parisians for years in the past. And the Italians might be warned not to make too much of a precedent of the seizure of works of art from conquered nations. On his return from Rome several years ago, the Fuehrer expressed regret that he could not stop off in Florence to visit the Plttl Palace and the other museums of that delightful city. The possibility is not entirely remote that some time the Fuehrer might visit there as he with unhappy conse- to the United 'States. The State Depart ment disclaims any knowledge of his plans 'just visited Paris, to return to this country; in fad, a spokes-iquences for the Italians man plaintively reports that the Depart- It is evidence of mankind's irrepressible mrnt has heard nothing from him for days, concern for the things of the spirit that although the lines of communication from .during the recent wan of Europe great Portugal are open and diplomatic cables palns have been taken to safeguard the!Unllmited customarily ieceive precedence over com-i treasures of art la endangered cities. The1 joker. Keynoter Bankhead and the Facts Said Speaker Bankhead in his keynote address to the Democratic National Con vention: "Let this startling summary of ships authorized and constructed for the Navy be fixed in the minds of the American people to wit: During Mr. Hoover's Administration, none; during Mr. Roosevelt's Ad ministration, 326." Mr. Bankhead's statement is not sup ported by the facts. During the Hoover Administration the construction of 80,000 tons of war vessels was completed, 100,000 tons more were practically completed, four battleships were wholly modernized and three others partly -modernized. The air forces of the Army and Navy were increased from 2000 planes to 2800, with the necessary expansion of ground service. In a Navy Day address on October 27, 1931, Mr. Hoover said: "The first necessity of our Government is the maintenance of a Navy so efficient and strong that, in conjunction with our Army, no enemy may ever invade our country. The commanding officers of our forces inform me that we are maintaining that strength and efficiency. Ours is a force of defense, not offense. To maintain forces of less than that strength is to destroy our national safety. To maintain greater' forces is not only economic injury to our people but a threat against our neighbors and would be righteous cause for ill-will amongst them." Our aim should be "to conduct our military activities with rigid economy, to prevent extremists on one side from undermining the public will to support our necessary forces, and to pre vent extremists on the other side from waste of public funds." The Democratic keynoter knows, even if he neglected to mention it, that when Mr. Hoover took office the whole world was concerned with bringing about a drastic reduction in armaments. Not only had forty nations just signed the Pact of Paris condemning recourse to war for the solution of international controversies but the Naval Conference at London in 1930 proposed treaties greatly limiting and reducing naval arms. The American delegation to that conference was headed by none other than Secretary of War Stimson, whom President Roosevelt has just appointed to be his Secretary of War. It will be remembered that naval limitations had been begun at the Washington Conference called by President Harding in 1921 and that at Geneva in 1927 another conference had been held to limit naval categories not covered by the Washington Treaty. That conference failed because the United States could not agree to fleets of the large size demanded by other governments. The movement for naval limitation did not, however, lessen, and in submitting the London Treaty of 1930 to the Senate Presi dent Hoover said: "The only alternative to this treaty is the competitive building of navies with all its flow of suspicion, hate, ill-will, and ultimate disaster . . . Defense is the primary function of government, and therefore our first concern in examination of any act of this character is the test of its adequacy in defense. , No critic has yet asserted that with the navies provided in this agrement, together with our Army, aerial defense and our national resources, we cannot defend ourselves, and certainly we want no military establishment for the purpose of domination of other nations." Under this treaty Mr. Hoover said that our naval program" was to complete the ships already authorized by Congress and necessary to be replaced under the Washington Limitations Agreement, and to maintain a fleet of destroyers of about 225,000 tons and a submarine fleet of about 90,000 tons. Although such a fleet would not reach parity with Great Britain its cost of construction, he estimated, would be more than $500,000,000 spread over the ensuing six years. After a long wrangle in Congress this treaty was ratified and signed by President Hoover on July 22, 1930. With Mr. Hoover's views on naval limitation and disarmament, Mr. Roosevelt was then in complete accord. In a radio address two months after he first took office he said, "We are seeking ... a general reduction of armaments and through this the removal of the fear of invasion and armed attack, and, at the same time, a reduction In armament costs in order to help in balancing the government budgets and the reduction of taxation." And in his five-point peace program, announced only the other day, he said that the fear of war could only be banished by the nations of the world resorting to disarmament. In the present mad state of the world there is nothing for us to do but to strength en greatly all our military defenses, which we are now engaged in doing at a cost of fifteen billion dollars. The conditions are vastly different from what they were during Mr. Hoover's Administration when the whole world was turning hopefully to a reduction in armaments. Yet Keynoter Bank-head not only takes no account of this but he even misrepresents what was done by the Hoover Administration to maintain the nation in an adequate state of preparedness. Britain has recognized Haile Selassie as the ruler of Ethiopia and are now rumored to be ready to recognize the Czechs again. It looks as though they wanted to live in a dream world all their own. If the United States really wants to protect South America against the Nazis, the first thing It should-do is call off elections south of the Rio Grande. Otherwise there won't be anybody left to fight. Periodicals Although a likely place for a landing party, the Germans have not yet attacked Ireland. Even the Gestapo docs not want to take on the I. R. A. t A Canadian professor has 'invented a process for liquefying wood. Which offers possibilities to the practical A periodical is a magazine you subscribe to because Mrs. Jones gets a percentage on each sub scription. It turns up once a week! or once a month with such suddenness that you haven't had time to read the number that came the month .or week before. Articles in periodicals are short and therefore good for reading aloud. The only difficulty is in finding a time when Father is not smoking or adding up accounts or buried in the newspaper, and can read; and when Mother is not answering the telephone or writing letters or planning tomorrow's meals, with the cook, and can listen. When, at last, a propitious moment comes, it will be found that Mother has read all of the most interesting articles while getting a permanent, and about the only things left are a piece on the internal crisis in Mexico and an essay on new meanings in modern American poetry. ! The People's Forum HARD OF HEARING Talk Win Be Given Showing Op portunities For The Deaf To the Editor of The Courant: My attention has been called to the fact that Mr. Carl Gray, a dt rector of the Job Training Com. mission, which has offices in the State Capitol, is to speak at 12 o'clock Thursday noon at the Hartford League for the Hard of Hearing Club rooms at 252 Asylum Street, and is to discuss at that time opportunities for hard of hearing people to connect with suitable jobs. It is my opinion that Mr. Gray has an opportunity on this occasion which he will undoubtedly utilize to Father will surest that neither Jhe -ate"t,i01 of his listeners of them Is verv annpalinET nnri Bskl - lne mat many nam oi Mo hefuhaf LePv . & 'ff,?! hearing people are inclined to over rate their handicap. If these people Mother what she says to turninsi on the radio instead. Mother will reply that it seems a shame to subscribe to a periodical and not read it. So then they will sample Mexico and the new meaning in American poetry, while Mother complains that he rattles on so fast she can't follow, and both will breathe a sigh of relief when the Smiths drop in for a call. Mother will tell Father there is could bring themselves to realize that this handicap sometimes ap pears in the form of a blessing it would perhaps be possible to overcome certain psychological difficulties from which hard of hearing people suffer. It is a fact that in modern life a partially deafened person is saved much annoyance and nerve strain ! which would be his lot otherwise rfar da. ! bVuse"of 'this "sopited action int d J?LtheT5h?lrdr!?sser s he "iand with modern hearing devices at 5?,2-fBut 1eve"tual'y''their Present state of efficiency Father gets around to looking up;most deafened neonle have what Britain and France, even if it means armed aid.' "I showed the piece," continues Mr. Carter, "to Mr. Willkie during the Philadelphia Convention week. 'You weren't there, were you?' I "I don't believe Mr. Willkie will object to my printing his answer. 'I was not. An invitation came in for me to attend a meeting like that. As a matter of fact I had another engagement. But I would have been busy anyway. I'm not attending meetings like that. We have the United States to think of now before anything or anyone else.' The words were said bluntly and without equivocation. The women, especially mothers, ot America would nave been happy had they heard them." In this article Mr. Carter has given a clear conception of just what Mr. Willkie thinks of "med dling" in foreign affairs. "We have America to think of now before anything or anyone else." That's the type of man we need to run this nation for the next eight years. Mr. Batterson and his committee should know the "cut of Willkie's jib" by now! Does he feel that Mr. Willkie "had better change his rigging?" M. E. D. Hartford. any part in violent action, who cart and should have a patriotic part in the more continuously necessary acts of International good will, which in the end is all that banishes war. G. F. GOODENOUGH. Broad Brook. A LITTLE DENIAL OTIIER WORKERS the article on deep sea fishing he wui nnd that Mother has already sent the magazine to a super-an has been aptly called "selective! hearing." so it may be of interest to hard! Some Self-Sacrifice Would Make America Stronger Than Now To the Editor of The Courant: It seems to me that we should all consider this question: "Do we want to live under a Nazi protectorate?" If our answer is, "No," than we should do all we can to check the German idea of world domination. This we can do by showing a little of the spirit of self-sacrifice, surrendering a few of our modern con- jveniences, so that we can become strong. K. D. E. Mattapoissett, Mass. BRITANNIA Britannia; crown of empire, vast. This is the testing time for you. 1 The die for savage war is cast, I A war that mankind all shall rue. Britannia; on the seven seas 'f Thy navies hold a world of com- 1 mand. 5 Gibraltar and Suez are keys Thy foes would wrest from out thy hand. Some Might Be Trained to Spread; Good Will 1 To the Editor of The Courant: Britannia: keeper of the ark nuated clergyman in California, and ; 0f hearing people that tills talk is! 1 notice a serious omission in ourj the Am Dark ftJ?Jm?'t?ue hi5 COme Jusl!t0 be iven at the time stated.! preparedness program. Only a small w th SSheMf thnSr th7w read Valuable suggestions may be made proportion of our population will be! feaVT 0ersllau0"C" by na together if they get the time. as to the type of adaptable work 'rfpri , -.iita ,,ti -w. iJ How much more satisfactory . wnich a normally hearing person;"'" "U'Ury actlon'fe ls Britannia- where true learning periodicals would be if, like Christ-i would find of intolerable strain It no doubt that some ho be-""tnnia wnere true learning is with the hope that an address "f"1"1 lIle emergency cauea At Oxo-rd nd Cambrldi!a - ourneo. mas, they came but once a year! CHRISTOPHER BILLOPP. Current Comment nf thi Ifinr! maw nrnva rtf valna nW8T. xjuk wuv a uruiK uiruttica lur ' r.u.n ... ? War is short, but peace isiM.,t" i?fJ?S" those most interested that attention is called to it. DAVID B. HENNEY, Hartford. Red Art From the Minneapolis Star-Journal Boring-from-wlthin descends to its most childish and futile form in efforts of pinko artists to "spike" their paintings with Soviet devices and symbolism. Such cunning-but-clumsy propa- A NEW DEAL Wendell Willkie Could Help America As President To the Editor of The Courant: Now that the national election is drawing near, one reads and hears so much from New Dealers against "changing horses in mid-stream." That leads me to believe that the peace? war is snort, but peace long. Crops don't raise or harvest themselves. Cloth and metals need transformation for continuous use. Finished materials need to circulate. The good neighbor policy needs spurned? Britannia; whence the Pilgrim! sailed To found a nation in the West. S KJS J2l.luSient- 11 Te,fe !An(1 when d Albion was assailed. trtft fftfal tanow ninafinflAM .... . ganda would excite no more than i i ? ' t". , "V. ,.5C1""'c't,"! least and can go no farther. Isn't! there just a chance that these same i horses might drown or sink in the mire II they remain there too long? equal the totalitarian penetration of South and Central America, we too must, have a group trained to see their needs, be patient with their different ways, understand their language and be ready to do more than drink coffee and upe rubber. There are youth utterly unfitted by lack of courage or dislike to take New Albion freely gave her best. Britannia must still abide. A candle in the wilderness. Above the surging pagan tide. The world would see thy noble-ness. PLINY A. WILEY, i Wichita, Kan. him spectator if it didn't give sound reason lor disgust. lake, for instance and vou can have them the WPA naintinir hvi"UIC " "" i"e long.' nave mem me wfa painting oy H to .. thpm m.t their h. Thomas Corwin in which a calipers ,e "i,,; tne otner snore is the responsibility of the "driver." Just for a moment let us consider and micrometer make a hammer-and-sickle design, and the two WPA murals by one August Henkle at New York's Floyd Bennett airport which show a Russian red star on an airplane and the Wright brothers in Kussian peasant garb One of the strongest movements in American art of the last decade I has been the proletarian, class-con-1 They cannot be whipped Rrirmc ernnnl Tf Viae mfali74 nttf . . Literary Topics By E. N. C. the people of the United States andj In a recent issue of the New York j reference and so do not attempt to '? (2) the Government of the United i Herald Tribune "Books" anneared a eive the niri MrhiViA.H diowt .. i' ,oiais. tveryooay Knows ., aim uj naimug imeonnoers oi overwhelming In-jJ"-'-- ana mat oi surnames as weu.;name Marblehead with 'l th tr : uui mieiiuun on me upuness oi debtedness and taxation pulled over i "as ways appealed to me mtense-ion th. fint svl!abIp hnrrv ni th slums unemployment and the plight their eyes so they cannot see where ! As I recall that I have said be-lrf thTname and UaSdTwr m Of dust-bowl tenants, it. has navprl'.Ko,, m. j - fore in th s ra iimn thmiuh n nnu' P' .r '.uc "B" Bna lanoing on mir rr. frnm mT. n, ' . l thni xAM.ii l'ZrZ.ZL.l "nu syllable, "head.' lver who is paueoi, urm ana un-irstanding. one who leads them to le same breath. mncf. tf it Vxo etnnA rn.mMl,. , , . . ..'ft if " hv tMA ffrftTl'inff VniltVw :uruuI "'j!Pu"ea nors" are Puuing a neavy-.- -"--t - I do not know anr other critic JZ"'"l-.lMa- a care mat can spell luture c h ,V, f -- who writes abont Mr Snmert h H l4Jt.tkV UiLftOUll W , ! . . . . . . . . ' :K.' unli Am at. 1 la.. i i l . Bm1Lltt, u peace, advancement and nappmess vC- rTrSrtnZ.. i Maugham with the rlarltv. tasicht. for them U handled properly, or can' s, Z M.Li and sympathetic understanding Sis. cow. "." aifcioua awauuw a-fall Y smit Uiem IIllO ne tlPDlI15 OI np-1 . . . . . .rtl...-,H fc... -r w ... --j . o . j... .ix. sacnuseits. lor mere is a name mat: . . vuiwu ra man. i iraoe manes ana attitudes into their: the v ci paintings, they are saying in effect! Can' that tVlVA 1e rtn A rrnr-i r , vnlntlnM n n lor American problems. They are ; get safely to the ; shore, wake up and. hav. yjl. t,"',;' s;,,;;; advertisement of the book, no re- saying mat btann knows best, j admit we dont need to change; staIls . beine the first view it, when, in the current;: That is the bunk! And the Ameri-; horses in mid-stream, but demand .0'r 0nf o ffiedbirih-i Nw Yorker (Julv 13 I came upon ! can reaction to that kind of prooa-; and work for a new driver a man;placp ih ld SPaport of Saim But jMr. Padiman's comments, and. being; f ganda is that the man responsible tof character of great strength asifie from' mv own personal '. specially struck by what he had to for it 'is an un-American chump, if : physically and mentally Wendell ;?-,(,, oK-f , t m. ,n m say about a certain storv. r cin I en : WiliVlo ....... . - .... I knlrn n... . - ;nnt nn Hut rsnlinliiM in lh. S III TOmDieie IimOrHnPe Tf ITim t' cannot possibly puU themselves.!" " U'Y r ! Dubhcation of Mr Mi..h.m'. r,. ; I e " JLnlclt ! my naUve'part of New Enand:! collection of short stones! "The Mix- f lure as Dei re " i hart n nn t. nothing worse. Latin America From the Detroit Free Press The President spoke in the mes- Westport. LILLY L. ANDERSON. that, "lark anrt .Till" sVmniH he n oroKe my rule .never to buv another extrcmelv appealing book, the de- book and promptly ordered over the ? rivation of names, their significance,! "h,011 8 copy of "The Mixture ; all the possible ramifications of thei Before. It arrived almost within ; subject after such a vast field for i the h0lir- nd I at once read the infnrmaliiM anrf .nmn.nl InH i , i S tOrV. "Lord CW X t d efi M hirh :: sage ann, wj oiiRress mis wees Wendell Willkie Says America Comes names, they make. I think quite as! ftlr- r'aoiman reels to be the best in HIS COUNTRY FIRST oi protecting tne whole American; Refnr Anvthinr Fis hemisphere" from invasion or dom- X(, thp rt,sfi.f rmirant- inatirm This nrntertinn we lib it ' 10 tne Editor OI me OOUrant. facrinofinl. a ifnHv a: hn nticrnn I I'lP DOOK. abOUt tWO men Who flom- ' inated each other's dreams " Thi Nation. This protection, we take it'-1 1,;, rri J nameL-Mason. Baker. Tailor, Gard-iJ the phrase which stirred mv wm uc aurmpit-u oy econom c, as A nans her ' ner- Tinker-to cite the first thati"1"' in in is special story ann well as military means. Shall we tlcism of Senator John A. Danaher, , . t ranrtom t0);e.npr i which aroused mv memoriea of a have to do the fighting and foot the;becuse of . the 'iSS' woheVs ""-gotten novel. ..... Jr.L" the origin of which" is! Of course we , know of the ' "ejiiiry io proieci me(" r- - , probablv not so obvious to those of, snared dreams of "Peter Ibbetton" nited States, all ncht. least,. uK. . . h. t if-'orf hi. v,i..j , . ... - Mr 'RaMercnn coirl- "Rv thi time l"c ."""Kl (uicmuwi. .v .ira-L.iu unuvcu miiu ui me uncoil Air. iSaiierSOn Said. iJV this time H tnrmte thrA em-name, trhlrh 'ir ni! u thar.rf . l.j f, United States, all right. We should be told, however, that we cannot expect any large measure of aid or thanks from Latin-America for extending our wings over it. The 2f) T.at.in-Ampr)ran rennhliro have an aperpsate nnniilaflrm nf un. ! her'S wards of 120,000.000 people. They could, if they would, assume a large share of the effort and cost of defending themselves. They won't. The USS" Washington, with the regulation complement of auxiliaries, could blow the combined navies of all the Latin-American republics out of the water, without scratching its own paint. A brigade of Marines could take over their combined armies. The fact is that the Latin-American republics are not a unit in anything. Argentina and Brazil, for example, are bitter rivals for the leadership of South America. Their smaller neighbors tend to move in their orbits. They all suspect the intentions of the United States. They will play along while the loans last. When these give out the one and only effective prop of Pan-American "solidarity" will be removed. the mfmhershm of thf ConnecMcut i estll1K to note those surnames which ;-Rclously shared dreams that led tn commltte? t IVW S b lre Plalnl' oI La,ln-bv w 0 No 1 tl,e romance of Kipling's beautiful SfdTne thl AHiehas a oretS clear ; n-origin, ch as Montatnv and story "The Brushwood Boy" But to M5f "qL? ynrit? . vnt Montaeute and those; "dominate" dreams is another mat- idea of the cut of Senator Dana jib. We feel he had better which derive from the Saxon, O lnter altogether. Back, in the eigh Ireland, and Ap in Wales and why there Is no such prefix among Eng lish surnames. change his rigging for there is stormy weather ahead." I would like to know when and where this committee was first or- The distinguished writer. Mr. ganized and who is paying for it? I Donald Culross Peattie, has an ar- on July 6. Boake carter wrote as. tide probably already familiar to teen-eighties. I think it must hav oeen. a second-rate English novel of no literary distinction whatever, made a ereat popular success not only in England but in this country. The book was called "As In A Look ing Glass," and its author was follows: Under the title Sworn tol every reader of this column in the named Phillins F C PhilliDs tnthn Secrecy,' the May 20 issue of 'In! Magazine of the New York Times best of mv recollection It was i the 1 thlMfrW8 iaralr'anS" WV' W 7' " "Fl St0r'- M flTSt person. Of pears the following paragraph:, Small Towns." a beautiful adventuress. Lena Des- f Eighteen prominent figures met These towns, widely scattered pard. and one Interesting thine I 'secretly' on April 29. America they lover the United States are Mar-j about the book was that Mrs Des- resolved must be in a position tolehead. Concord. Fredericksburg, j pard, whll stavlntr for a time at I give whatever ;aid even armies re- Harpers Ferry and Virginia City, some small tourist resort on the ! quired by the Allies. Apparently , of the five towns two only are continent writes either in her : called by Frederick R. Coudert, legal known to me, and of these two diary or in a letter to a friend that; adviser to the British Embassy tail know Concord only In pure tour- her abearance there has made 'Attending were Thomas W. La-mont, Nicholas Murray Butler. Henry L. Stimpson, Wendell Willkie. Lewis DotiKlas, Frank Polk and Philip M. Brown who submitted a ist fashion, through a brief stop, something of a sensation, that she Senator Soaper Says: Willkie's Campaign Manager. From the New York Times. Mr. Willkie has shown sound Judgment by selecting as chairman of the National Republican Committee another man of sound Judgment, Representative Joseph William Martin, Jr. of Massachusetts. Mr. Martin has the knowledge and technical skill acquired in four years as a member of the National Committee and its executive committee, posts he resigned last February. He has a wide acquaintance, and he has the art of being liked. He displayed a shining talent as chairman of the Congressional Campaign Committee in 1938, but it is as leader of the minority in the House that he has Impressed his own party and the Democrats. The opposition attended to business, gained discipline and union, took advantage of every parliamentary opportunity and every Democratic division. The Washington correspondents, an expert Jury, voted Mr. Martin the ablest man In Congress. This rating may have been too high. The jurors may have been unconsciously affected by the fact that Joe Martin was a newsboy at 5, a tcn-riollar-a-wcrk reporter at 18 and proprietor of The North AUlclro Chronicle at 24. There is nothing of the "show-off" about, him At Philadelphia he won ; if one hears nothing now from 11 new irraius oy nis inn ness as per- : G.( he is letting history catch up. manent chairman. He is a good; a fellow with a level head, and ho Europe: A turbulent family of nn-won't put up with any political Hons, all of whom need more Uvin? while on a drive some years ago from Hartford to the Massachusetts coast. But Marblchead! I believe I could thread my way through Us Interlocking lanes blindfolded, even now. It is a delectable place and manages to retain something of its old historic flavor, in these days of stress and change, as few other places do. I feel a debt of personal gratitude to Mr. Peattie for including Marblchead among his picked selections of great small Maturoli,, If nno UWt colt ko, WnS memorandum expressing the outlook of those present. 'Neutrality legislation must go. Nothing must stand in the way of America giving full help to Great the scrap iron, Japan would have nothing to get tough with. On the other hand, it would be unbusinesslike. , ' Edgartown. Massachusetts will have no ragweed this season, as it was all pulled nip last year. This is the sure procedure which has always worked with wild flowers. A WPA mural advertising a foreign ism is removed at Floyd Bennett field. Has the government thought of just leaving a wall in the white plaster, for purity? Though the machine becomes more and more marvelous and leUi-al the true optimist believes tliat man is here to stay. Probably no word is called for. here in a New England newspaper, as to the proper pronunciation of the name Marblehead, or rather as to the correct stressing of lta syllables, but I have heard to my horror, people who stressed the first, with a distinct slurring, not only of the second, but of the third syllable. This is all wrong; the name should be sounded with a distinct, though not excessive, stress on the final syllable. Many years ago, in the days of my early youth, there flourished a brand of entertainers known as readers. They recited poetry, and I recall two who were favorites all over the country, Miss Helen Potter, and Mrs. Laura Dainty. Such leaders as these had a swarm of fol- As fifty-six years, in Infinity, is lowers, young women who had no more than a twinkling of the studied "elocution," and some of eye, mavbe the statue of liberty got those were pretty awful, One young out of France Just in time. i woman I nenid at mat. time recited is indeed "quite the Mrs. Langtry oi tne piace. Some years later the actual Mrs. Langtry appeared in a dramatl7a-tion of "As In a Looking Glass." with as I recall. Maurice Barrymore, father of the famous three, as her leading man in the orlcinal production. As an actress Mrs. Langtry never rose above the level of the lntellicent amateur, though long-experience cave her a certain thea trical facility. I should like to note by the wav, as I have done before, that Mrs. Langtry was never billed in any programs or advertising, never referred to in the press or in any casual reference, otherwise than as "Mrs. Langtry." All the "Lillie Langtry" stuff that we read in synthetic accounts of the "Gay Nineties" is absolutely inaccurate. Now Mr. Phil-Hps, after making his hit with "As In a Looking Glass," published an-bther novel, "The Dean and His Daughter," which made no hit at all.- I read this novel, but can recall nothing about It except one incident, that an evil-minded man was able, through some sort of power, to "control the dreams" of a younit girl. In the hands of a writer of great gifts this theme might have been worked out into something almost unbearably horrible. Mr. Phillips was not a hlehlv clft- ed writer, but the memory of that diabolical suggestion In his wholly forgotten book has remained with shenanigans. (Whlttler's spirited balVd", "Skipper m? throtmh the years. Mr. Somer- "Everythlna is happening as it ireson's Ride," with tins recurrent1 Ret Maugham s "Lord Mountdrsgo" was predicted vears back by Wells. ".refrain M all that Mr. Fadlmnn feels It to "Old Flood Ireson for his hard heart1,0,:; ?. Iml"T.VTi Xh fe, Bynth8Cwomen of Marblehead!" J-g." SVKu I haven't the poem at hand for won t bear thinking of long. room for war cemetedes. I

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