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THE SUN, BALTIMORE, SATURDAY MORNING, JULY 9, 1955 Both Could Be Right vill be more troublesome. In such a the other political subdivisions will have to go ahead by themselves until Anne Arundel county is represented, as it surely will be, by men who appreciate the realities of geography and the need for taking them into account. 'Ute SoV)5Ttccmy is on tbs point s- Ml v- OF CcilAfSlHG'." m.biue$. CJ Tf to evade what cannot really be evaded the need for some kind of general military training for all our young men. This is now required of us by the grim new kind of world in which we live, and especially by our special position of leadership in that grim new world.

Until these realities are recognized in our military service we shall be tormented by the kind of controversy which has marked the reserve issue to date. PAGE 8 THE gias SUN Published Every Week Day By JHEA. S. ABELL COMPANY William F. Schmick, Phesidint Jntered at the Post Office at Baltimore econd-class mail matter.

Raits by Mail Outside Baltimore I Morning Evening Sunday i month $1.00 $1.00 85c el months 5,00 5 00 3.50 1 year $9.00 S9.00 tfi.OO Editorial Offices Faltimor. 3 Calvert Street Washington. 4 National London. E.C., 4 40 Fleet Street Bonn 270 Koblenzfrsrasse Circulation of Sunpaprrs in June Worning 139.173 1.36.552 Gain 2.621 Evening 208. 575 205.442 Gam 3.133 Funday 316.642 312.559 Gain 4.083 Member of the Associated Press The Associated Press Is entitled exclusively to the use for republication of all the local news printed In this newspaper, as well as all AP news dispatches.

BALTIMORE, SATURDAY, JULY 9, 1955 The Weather Map on Page 231 Forecast for Baltimore and Vicinity Partly cloudy, quite warm and humid today, tonight and Sunday with scattered i thunder showers mostly during the afternoon and evening hours. High temperatures around 90 degrees. Lows at night In the 70's. Winds mostly southerly (10 to 15 miles per hour) except briefly Uronger In the vicinity of thunder showers. Unseasonably warm and very humid conditions have prevailed locallv since the first of July, with precipitation occurring only as widely scattered thunder showers.

With cooler air now surglns southeastward across the Northern Plain? region Indications are that, some relief from the current heat wave can be expected late tomorrow and during the first of next neek. Meanwhile, scattered showers and thunder showers, primarily during the afternoon and evening hours, wiil prevail accompanied, of course, by a continuation of high humidity until the arrival of the new air mass the latter part of the week end. Yesterday's City Temperatures E.D.S.T. used in all tablest Ail. I li 2i 31 4' 51 6' 71 81 9 10 1112 Temp 76 76 76 76.76 76 77 77 79 81 83 1 P.M.

I II 21 6' 71 gi 9 1011'12 Temp 184 82 82 82 82 82 82 82 8L80'73 77 Airport High. 84: low. 74. City High. 84: low.

76. Highest of record In 1890 T8 Lowest of record in 1891. .55 Precipitation For 24 hours ended midnight July 8 03 Accumulated deficiency this month 93 Accumulated this month 03 Accumulated deficiency sinre January 1. 4 74 Total precipitation sinre January 1 17 75 Humidity And Pressure Letters To The Editor When Husbands Are Abandoned 8.30 2.30 i 8 30 1 AM 1 bulb temoerature i 76 i E0 i SO wt bulb terr.orature 1 74 1 77 74 relative humidity 83 78 ga'-nineter 'sea-lve 30.00 29 99 29 Temperatures Elsewhere Yesterday High Low Hitrh Low Atlanta 87 69 Mr-Is -St Paul. 85 63 Boston 87 69 Nea Orleans.

91 75 Buffalo 68 67 New York 89 71 Charleston. C. 91 73 Oklahoma City 97 76 Chicago 99 74 Omaha 90 69 Cincinnati 84 69 Philadelphia. 90 68 Cleveland 69 71 Phoenix 105 fiS Denver 88 57 .83 71 Dtroit 91 73 Portland. Me 87 56 Charton.W.Va 83 93 56 El Paso 100 72 St Louis 96 7fi Karrisburg 88 73 Sallsburv.

Md. 87 67 Houston. 92 75 Salt Lake City 87 45 Los Angeles 74 60 San Antonio 97 75 Memphis 75 San Francisco 62 Miami 69 77 Seattle 68 53 5un rises 6 47 A et? 8 35 M. Moon rises 10 56 P.M.. sets 11 13 A M.

Ls--t nuarter. July 12. The Tides High Water Liw Water AM. P.M. AM, Fort McHenrv.

10.20 nil 3 SI 4 57 Fand" Point 8 so 5 A 1 2 21 3.27 Thomas Point 8 05 6 56 136 2 42 Cce Pnirt 5 25 S16 105 12 01 CaDe Henry 11 38 11 49 5.25 5.43 Two Judicial Appointment Which All Can Approve When Governor McKeldin put aside political considerations and agreed to appoint two outstanding Baltimore lawyers to the vacancies on the Supreme Bench, he enhanced his credit with responsible citizens of this community. The Governor, like all elected officials, has accumulated a long list of political obligations. Those to whom the debts are owed are never loath to press their claims. For obvious reasons, some among them aspire to a place on the bench. Now and then a governor yields to such maneuvers and the prestige of the bench as well as the quality of its service declines.

In addition, every bad appointment makes it more difficult to persuade first-class men to serve thereafter. All these factors were apparent in the long debate over the new places. When it appeared that Mr. McKeldin might find the pressures irresistible, a group of responsible members of the bar came to his assistance. It was their job not only to convince the Governor of the importance of strengthening the Supreme Bench but also to persuade lawyers of standing to accept the posts if they were offered.

This last was not easy. Lawyers qualified by training and temperament to be judges usually have lucrative practices. If they go on the bench, they gain honor to be sure, but they also tie themselves to a fixed modest income for years, often for the remainder of their attive professional lives. When such men decide to accept appointment, it means that they have put public duty ahead of personal gain. That is what happened in the two present instances, those of Mr.

Reuben Oppenheimer and Mr. Cornelius P. Mundy. Both are outstanding at the bar. Both could reasonably expert long, honorable and lucrative service in their professions.

Both finally agreed to put aside such material considerations and devote themselves to the necessarily restricted existence judgeship demands of them. We do not want to overstate the case, but it is possible to say that yesterday's happenings give a higher status and a greater dignity to our local courts. This means that all citizens, whose rights are in the keeping of the judges, have reason to be thankful. Senator Russell Will Have To Be Listened To Senator Russell is a responsible leader who knows that the country must have a ready army reserve. He ft unlikely, therefore, to propose amendments to the reserve bill passed July 1 in the House which would seriously threaten its final enactment.

Yet the Senator has an important point in his criticism of the House bill. That bill assumes that the backbone of the proposed reserve will be made up of men who already have two years of active service. This is on the basis of an interpretation of the reserve legislation of 1931. But Senator Russell says that the real intention of the 1951 law was to man the reserve without pressing prior service men into this particular service. In fact, this very point became a matter of controversy between the houses in 1951.

The Senate version of the 1951 bill certainly contemplated that men other than those with prior service would go into the reserve program. The House objected because this looked to its members like universal military training. So the Senate provision was stricken from the bill. But Senator Russell feels that it is unfair to pile the reserve duty on top of the prior service and the obligation to respond in time of actual war which prior service men already carry. If this is to be done, he wants to do it not by interpretation of the 1S51 legislation but by bold and explicit statement in the new bill.

Provided this can be managed without killing the chance that the pending bill will become law, it is an attractive proposal. For the main thing now is to get a reserve law onto the books. It can hardly be other than a stopgap measure: that is because the new law, like the House proposal in 1951, attempts At Lat, A Good Home For The Jet Fighter Squadron We may thank the Glenn L. Martin Company, and more especially its president, Mr. George M.

Bunker, for providing a solution at last to the problem of finding a home for the Air National Guard jet fighter squadron. Some details remain to be worked out, but it is clear from Mr. Bunker's letter and General Rec-kord's reply that the plan to use the company's fine private airport is satisfactory. During the long quest for a home for this squadron, the City Airport Board came in for much criticism for not allowing the squadron to base on Friendship Airport. Mr.

Bunker, in his letter offering the use of the Martin airport, repeats some of this criticism. Here is one of those questions on which an intense difference of opinion cannot reflect on the good faith of either side. But the two sides were arguing from different premises. The Air Guard premise was that the Air Guard comes first. The premise of the Airport Board was that it stood in the position of a trustee for the taxpayers, that Friendship Airport was financed by the taxpayers for a definite purpose, and that admission of the jet fighter squadron would interfere with that purpose.

Now, thanks to the generosity of the Martin company, the argument becomes academic. It would have been a sad thing to have lost the squadron with its capable and devoted personnel. Jet pilots don't grow on trees: to have allowed this group to disband would have been not only an act of ingratitude but a piece of gross extravagance. But the unit is not to be transferred, the personnel is not to be disbanded and, let us add, we never believed that it would be. A Land-Reform Expert Becomes Italy's Premier The most striking fact about the I new Italian Cabinet is that its head, Premier Antonio Segni, is an ad- vocate of sweeping land reforms, From 1946 to 1951, under the premiership of Signor de Gasperi, the new Premier was Minister of Agriculture, and as such instituted Italy's postwar system of land reform.

Observers in Rome say that it was after he left that office, to take over the Ministry of Education, that land reform began to bog down. Signor Segni not only believes in land reform; he practices it as well. He once expropriated 250 acres of his own model farm of olive groves and vineyards in northern Sardinia, his native island. And he once led the Italian Parliament in defeating a legislative amendment proposed by Communists which would have saved such experimental farms as his from being split up. It seems likely that the new Premier will again push for swifter land reform.

Beyond that, his policies should differ little from ex-Premier Scelba's. The new Cabinet, like its predecessor, is firmly committed to Western friendship and to all Italy's international obligations. In party composition, the Cabinet remains unchanged. It remains unchanged also in the more important offices. Signor Martino again becomes Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Signor Taviani stays in the Ministry of Defense.

Premier Segni is considered left of center within his own centrist party, the Christian Democratic. Thus he stands closer than did Signor Scelba to the political position of President Gronchi. But in order to form a Cabinet, the Premier had to give added representation to the right wing of the Christian Democrats. The balance in Italian politics, threatened earlier this year by dissension within the Christian Democratic party, seems to have been maintained. Thought For Today We're glad to have you as our guest, And hope you have a good night's rest; Tomorrow, you again may roam, But while you're here, just feel at home.

Printed verse tucked under the pillow in a motel on the outskirts of Williamsport, Pa. tion should be given the individuals interpretation of fair play. It would seem that worthy Miss Charlotte Main was disposed of through the whim of one city senator who refuses to face her. thereby ignoring the rules of good sportsmanship which to many is an unwritten lrw. Romilly F.

Humphries. Butler, July 6. Concerning Mr. Linthioum To the Editor of The Sun Sir: I cannot help but drop you a few lines relative to some articles which from time to time have appeared In the sports section of The Sun. I particularly refer to those written by Mr.

Jesse Linthicum which are most critical of the Oriole baseball team and its manager. As everyone well knows, it took a lot of time and a great deal of effort and money to get a big league franchise for Baltimore. Nobody expected a winner over a period of even a few years. The fans were told that, and I think all will agree, that the obtaining of a major league franchise for Baltimore meant a lot to the city as a whole, irrespective of those people who just enjoy baseball games. It is apparent to any clear-thinking person that Mr.

Linthicum's articles are very much on the "smart-aleck" side and quite destructive of morale. If such articles continue to appear in the vein that they have been written, they can do nothing but do a lot of harm to baseball in the city and ultimately to the city itself. Everyone likes to see a ball team win, including myself, but people have to be realistic. I have heard that in Paul Richards the Baltimore team has one of the top men in the business. Your other writers report factually and I think very adequately cover the baseball situation.

Mr. Linthicum should devote his articles primarily to boxing which he seems to enjoy, or to racing which he seems to like also. It is evident that he is simply "riding" the Oriole baseball team and ifcs management and helping to destroy the morale of the team, its manager, and perhaps, unfortunately, some few unthinking fans. It is evident, I believe, to anyone w-ho knows anything about baseball that Mr. Linthicum does not report baseball but simply his own opinions, which, to baseball fans, or rather to the thinking baseball fans are valueless.

I am not suggesting that Mr. Linthicum not write articles on baseball, since he is obviously employed partly for that purpose, but I do believe that the interests of the Sunpapers and the city itself would be greatly enhanced if he devoted his articles primarily to coostructive criticism rather than tX continuous destructive remarks which serve no purpose except to help undermine the baseball situation in Baltimore. Baltimore, July 1. I. Stholse.

Linthicum replies as follows: "The writer is not responsible for the low standing of the Orioles. I have not worn a baseball uniform in 37 years. I also feel that I have used rare restraint in commenting on the Orioles." To the Editor of The Sun Sir; I have always enjoyed reading Mr. Linthicum's sport column. I am at a loss as to why he feels the trading of Turley is such a factor in the Orioles' position.

From the scores it would seem Baltimore pitchers have done all right. With more hits and runs more games would have been won this year. Richards cannot produce a winner without strength. The same could be said for Durocher, Dressen or even Stengel. A.

J. Larkin. Catonsville, June 30. schools than occurred generally in Baltimore, but only because the need for desegregation is far greater. I feel that it is certainly about time in a country such as ours founded on the principle "that all men are created equal" that we should do away with such an un-American practice as segregation.

The trouble is the majority of us who feel that segregation and all other forms of bigotry are unjust haven't the courage of our convictions to speak out against them. Mrs. Ethel Srnec. Glen Burnie, July 2. Federal Bar Association To the Editor of The Sun Sir: This has reference to the editorial which appeared in The Sun of July 6, entitled "Keep Politics Out of The Supreme Bench Appointments," and in which, among other things, it was stated that "Mr.

Adelson was on the State association's list, and both (Messrs. Adelson and were on the list, of the Federal Bar Association, for what that is worth." Therefore, from the nature of that remark, it appears that clarification of the stature and aims of the Federal Bar Association is in order. Briefly, the Federal Bar Association is a national organization which has been in existence since 1920 and was chartered by act of Congress. It has chapters throughout the country and has national headquarters in Washington, D.C. The Federal -Bar Association has an accredited representative to the American Bar Association and takes a prominent part in its activities.

Its national membership totals approximately 13.000 lawyers who have been approved by the Government and the association's committees. Among its primary objects is the maintenance of a high standard for the judiciary and the bar. Two former justices, and one present justice, of the Supreme Court of the United States, have been national presidents of the association. In Maryland, the membership totals nearly 700, with the three judges of the United States District Court being members; and, illustrative of the activity of the association is the fact that within the past year several major meetings were held which filled the ballroom of the Emerson Hotel. In Baltimore, we operate through four major committees, the membership of which contains some of the most prominent names at the bar.

Hon. George Cochran Doub, the United States Attorney, is the district vice president and Hon. Bernard J. Flynn, former United States Attorney, is the national delegate. The association has in the past, and intends in the future, to co-operate fully with the Baltimore city and Maryland State Bar Associations, but will remain independent to the extent it deems advisable to provide freedom of action in the best interests of the legal profession.

Justinus Gould. Vice President, Maryland Chapter. Baltimore, July 6. Magistrate Main To the Editor of The Sun Sir: In reference to Ex-Magistrate Main: Ho-Hum. I am quite sure the magistrate who was bumped to make way for Miss Main was just as efficient as she, but he didn't complain.

Politics are played that way. Let's face it. Richard J. Muffoletto. Baltimore, July 7.

To the Editor or The Sun Sir; When casting a vote to elect a Maryland State senator careful considera Aftermaths Of Guilt To the Editor of The Sun Sir: This comment was inspired by the short news article appearing in the press a few days ago saying that the Haar-Win Company had been awarded the ccntract by the city to use Sam Smith Park as an automobile and truck parking area. Not too many months ago this same corporation, as well as its principal owners, Albert Haar and Samuel Winik, were convicted in the Criminal Court of Baltimore city of conspiracy to defraud the city of substantial amounts of money. None of the convicted defendants appealed their case. Likewise it has been noted that the Piracci Construction Company, as well as the owner. Dominic Piracci.

have also been convicted in Criminal Court, of Baltimore city of conspiring to defraud the city of substantial sums of money. Mr. Piracci appealed and only recently the Court of Appeals of Maryland upheld the convictions of the Criminal Court of Baltimore city. However, despite the convictions of Piracci and his company both are continuing to enjoy highly remunerative contracts with the city of Baltimore. Of course such a procedure raises doubts in the minds of all conscientious citizens.

What is to be expected of the youth of our community when Mayor D'Alesandro and his administration set such an example by flagrantly and unblushingly continuing to do business with individuals and corporations who have been convicted in our courts of conspiring to defraud the city of substantial sums of money? A. F. Kenny. Baltimore, July 7. DruiJten Drivers To the Editor of The Sun Sir: The following is from The Sun, June 30: "The intoxicated driver of an automobile fleeing from a police car at a nigh rate of speed, and in the wrong direction on a one-way street, was convicted of auto manslaughter and sentenced to not more than two years in the State Reformatory for Males The man also was driving on a revoked operator's card." Here is another, reported The Sun, July 2.

E. P. was sentenced to two years today for manslaughter by automobile in the r'eath of a Cambridge merchant THel also was fined $100 for driving while drunk and $10 for driving without a license." Two years for manslaughter resulting from, drunken driving? I just don't get it at: all. Reueen Miller. Baltimore, July 2.

Segregation In Anne Arundel To the Editor of The Sun Sir: I wish to commend you for the fine article, "How Desegregation Has Worked." which appeared in the feature section of The Sunday Sun. I wish the Anne Arundel county school board had the courage and initiative to institute a desegregation program perhaps it is because of the committee formed by a majority of the county to prevent desegregation. As in Baltimore, I feel sure the majority of our teachers would cooperate with such a program. The difficulty will be in showing some of the parents that racial bigotry is undemocratic and un-Christian. I know that the inequities caused by segregation are far greater here in the county than ever existed in Baltimore city.

It is true that there would probably be a greater influx of colored itudenti la tome of our Translated from L'Express, of Paris During the month of July a man is apt to find himself left alone in Paris when the wife takes the children off on holiday. Before departing, the amiable and intelligent wife should undertake a certain minimum of material arrangements in order to save her temporary celibate from becoming exasperated or from useless expense. Here are a few suggestions: Make sure that the of the apartment in which he must continue to live is in good order and attractively arranged his bedroom, his den, his papers, his pipes. And close off all the rest. Nothing is more disagreeable to a man than to havs to spend time among rooms stuffy with the smell of mothballs.

All household linen that he may require sheets, towels, pillow cescs and so forth should be taken out of the linen closet and put in a plac that he can't miss. Do not leave him with the responsibility of opening and counting laundry. Make an arrangement with a day worker, or if not with the ronnerpe-, to straighten up the bedroom and make the bed every day, brush and hang his clothes, empty the ashtrays and wash his socks, underclothes, etc. (Unless he happens to be one of those-rare men who themselves prefer to wash their underthings, their shirt and their nylon socks every night.) Set a small table with everything that he may require for his breakfast: electric kettle, can of soluble coffee, condensed milk, sugar, jam, biscuits. Editor's Note The French by custom eat a very small breakfast.

Don't forget cup and saucer, knife and so forth. Remind the day worker that every morning she must clean up and rearrange this breakfast table. There is no man so helpless that he cannot make his own breakfast under these circumstances. In the bathroom: Make sure that there is plenty of soap, a new tube of toothpaste, shaving cream and lotion, shampoo and detergent if he should decide to do any washing. In the medicine chest: A bottle of aspirin, Mercurochrome, adhesive tape, and a box of prepared patches in case he cuts himself.

Put a reserve supply of provisions in a conspicuous place: several cans of soluble coffee and tea, sugar, plenty of biscuits, pots of honey and jam. And be sure to put a supply of beer, soft drinks, and mineral water in the refrigerator, as well as homogenized milk. This latter keeps well for quit a long time and will not make him gain weight. Also two or three lemons, and butter. Before leaving, remind the day worker to be sure to renew the supply of butter if he uses it up.

Also be sure to prepare a small sewing kit with needles threaded in advance with both black thread and white thread. These for buttons that he might have to sew on, a skill that every man is supposed to have acquired during his military service. Prepare a list of addresses, on which telephone numbers are also indicated: your regular doctor or whoever is replacing him at the time; plumber, electrician, dentist, tailor who can mend a tear. Show him before you leave just where the electric fuses are kept. And where you are sure he can't miss it, put a candlestick with a candle in it.

Beside this put a box of matches so large that he can't put it in his pocket. Finally, take great care not to forget anything yourself, so that when he comes to join you and the children at the beginning of August, worn to a frazzle by having had to make his own breakfast every day, he won't burdened with any special responsibilities or extra errands. Only Anne Arundel Refuses To Co-Operale Members of the Board of Commissioners for Anne Arundel county have spurned an invitation to participate in a meeting looking toward the organization of an informal co-ordinating committee for the several governments in the Baltimore metropolitan area. The question arises: Why the spurning? There is insufficient information now at hand for a definitive answer. Two possibilities, however, come to mind: (1) The commissioners are still living in the past or (2) their mental processes have been adversely affetted by the heat wave.

The commissioners read into the Invitation a deep, dark plot on the part of the city to take advantage of the county. The truth of the matter is, the Invitation was issued by the State Planning Commission. The meeting will be exploratory and was called solely to have the participants themselves decide what, if anything, phould be done to bring the several area governments into harmonious action on joint problems. The idea was tried cut initially about seven years ago. There was no progress because World War II had been over such a short time and the individual county and city governments were deeply absorbed in their own postwar building programs.

Now there is a general feeling that the overall area problems have become of prime importance and that a co-ordinated attack on them can no longer be postponed. Invitations to the meeting have been accepted by officials of Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard counties and Baltimore city. Only the commissioners of Anne Arundel have declined to attend. If their refusal can be traced to the heat wave, the return of normal weather should bring co-operation. Surely, Anne Arundel county is as much a part of the metropolitan area as any of the other political fubdivisions.

As such it should be willing to co-operate. If, of course, the refusal to participate stemmed from the historical but outmoded conflict between city and county interests, the situation.

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