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STATE§VILLE DAILY REGORE PttblUhvd Every Afternoon Except Sunday By StatMYlll* Dally Record, Inc. J. F. KUWOLNS— President »nd General Manager 99 9Qn, JR— Vice President and Managing Uditor IHI. C, 1. lKDDLESWORTH--Secretary and Treasurer SUBSCRIPTION KATES CTa rndel] County) : One ye*r, I8.SO; mx «sontt»», »8 Jt Muw* Montb*. »1.»0. (Elsewhere, 18.50 per r«r). week, 30 o*nta; one ye«r $10 DeUM*r, inc., 11 «Mt 44th St. N*w York City M Mcond claM Mutter at the post office in St»terrllle. M C. P4—StatMTiIle Dailj Record Tuesday, August 23, 1949 THOUGHT FOR TODAY— Tfcou givest thy inouth to evil, and thy tougue f***n»th deceit.—Psalms 50:19. WISDOM IS MOSTLY MATTER OF TIMING This editorial, "Let's Turn ;o Livestock—in Time," we are lifting bodily from the August issue of the Progressive Farmer because of its special application to Iredell county: "Are you growing exactly the things you want to b« growing ior the next 10 years—the next 20 years? If not, a«d yoa would like to keep more milk cows, mor« hogs, more beef cattle, or more sheep—get started now. What your farm produces this year and next may dMcemine what it will be allowed to produce for years tk«reafter. "Cotton is piling up on us. So next year the government will tell you to plant less. How much you can put in wUl largely depend on how many acres you have •been growing in the past. "Sooner or later America will also have too much mij-k, too much beef, too much pork, and too many chickens. When this happens, the government may tell you how many cows you can milk, or how many hogs you can keep, or how many chickens you can grow. Your allotment will depend on how many you then ha* T e and have had In'the past. "Time for southern farmers to get started in livestock may be fast running out. Don't get caught holding the bag—in this case, idle acres. "Cotton especially seems fast heading back into the same life-and-death struggle that AVHS going on before the war.came along. A lot of light bulbs are being burned out in Washington and elsewhere, trying to figure out what lies ahead. Of one thing, though, we are certain: Next year we won't be able to plant as much cot-ton as this year. Then we'll probably plant less the next year, and less the next year, and so on. "But the south can afford lo plant less cotton if we will only set out to make use of the south's climate and pasture opportunities and set out to supply the south's own needs for more meat, milk, eggs, and poultry. Let us see: "1. As long as a big part of the milk used in our cities is shipped from the North, we can afford to add more milk cows and plant less cotton. "2. As long as most of the eggs eaten in southern cities are shipped from the north and west, we can afford to add more hens and plant less cotton. "3. As long as we can turn hogs in a corn or grain sorghum field and the hogs will pay twice as much for the grain as the market, we can afford to add more hogs and plant less cotton. 4. As long as we can turn grass into bt i ef on year- round pastures, we can afford to add more beef cattle and plant less cotton. "Very fortunately for the south, it may possibly be jeveral years before America produces such a surplus »f livestock, dairy and poultry products as to jwistify 4Uotas. "Here, to our way of thinking, lies the South's golden opportunity. "The answer to l.h* naiion'.s need for more meat. milk, and eggs is not in increased import? from foreign countries, nuv increased production right here in the south. While the nation still needs more livestock, dairy, and poultry products, .southern farmer* i/ni.-t move in —move in quickly—nud ht-ip supply this need. If wt fail to do so. then producers in other sections \vi!l fill up the gap as fast as they can. Then later on whi.-r quota* are imposed it will he too late for the south t cash in en its tremendous natural advantages for year round pasture? and increased hay and grain piodu< tion. "Someone has said thai nine-tenths of u'i.*dorn consist* of being wise in time. This is certainly irue of the present farm situation in the'.south. The south should turn to more livestock—and turn quickly—while then- is time. But feed production must come first. Hence out No. 1 need is for record-breaking sowings of crimsor and other clovers, alfalfa, and other pasture, winlei grazing, and hay crops this full." * * * * YOUNG DRIVERS NEED CURB N«w York state has stepped in with a maneuver designed to help curb the high accident rate among auto mobile drivers under 25 years of age. The State Insurance Department has boosted liabil ity rates 15 to 20 per cent for drivers in this age group. What that means is that young drivers will have to pay more than other motorists for insurance, probably until »uch time as a lowered accident record indicates they are a safer bet on the highways. The high accident rate among young drivers is a nation-wide r*»h that needs stamping out promptly. Other •tat«i wigkt w«ll copy the {New York example as one the "Lynn Nisbet PUN CARNIVAL Salve Drew Pearson on the Washington Merry • Go - Round (Ed. Note—While Drew Pearson is on vacation, the Washington Merry-Go-Round is being written by his »W partner, Robert S. Allen.) WASHINGTON.—Installation of essential runway-lighting equipment on scores of airports has been stalled for months because of a backstage wrangle over cosfcs. Lack of these safety facilities is a serious flying hazard as many of the airfields a*e useless in bad weather and at night. Numerous other airports thr-oughout the country, which have inadequate lighting equipment, also are affected by the dispute. Principals in the pruU'-a*ted controversy are the Civil Aeronautic* authority and the Wettbach corporation, Philadelphia. Last April, Welsbach took over the sale of the patented runway- lighting equipment from the Line Material company, Stroudshurg. Pa. The patents, owned by Inventor Jack Bartow. Blue Bell. Pa., are so basic that CAA attorneys doubt whether any effective runway lighting can be installed without infringement. Immediately after coming into Ihp picture, Welsbach announced a new price .schedule. It calls for a royalty of 80 cents per runway foot, plii.s cost of the equipment. For the average airport this mea-ns a S4.800 charge for royalty and $26,000 for equipment. The CAA balked at the price. The government pays half the cost for control towers and other .safety installations. CAA contends VV<-ls- bach figures mean an added burden on taxpayers. The company denies that. It claims its schedule will cut coats .$900 on a 6.000-foot runway. CAA denies the denial. Jt says Welsbach will boost expenditures S4.000 for an average airport. Cold Sober The big party .staged by the Indian to commemorale its independence was a unique experience for Washington officialdom. The party was cold sober. Everybody who was anybody attended the evening soiree. Madame Pandit, Indian ambassador, was lovely in a strikingly beautiful native gown. The bountiful supply of alcoholic beverages usual at such affairs was totally missin.g Served instead were eoMee, va- nitoa ice cream, and cakes. There was rvo limit on these. G«esfes ate all they wanted. Many had several big helpings. But everybody was cold sc&.ei"— and apparently enjoyed the urnqtie experience very much. Note—A Korean party the *ame da-y was an imbiber's delight. Atomic Probe Democratic members of the .loint Congressional Atomic committee will try to force a report this week on the long-drawn-out investigation instigated by Sen. Beurke Hit-ken- looper, R., Iowa. The probe has been out of the limelight for weeks while the committee studied $«crei personnel records of the Atomic- Energy commission. Some of these records have made spicy reading: They are reports oo the sex life of workers in atomic plants. The workers were checked by FBI loyalty agenU. Rep. Henry M. Jackson, D.. Wash., asked Hickenlooper what, the connection was between these reports and nis case against the atomic commission. "These people miijht disclose valuable secrets under the influence of love or liquor,'' he ro-plitcl. One reason for the committee'* delay has been Hickenlooper's absence. He was in Iowa mending po- liiical tcnccs. lie faces a tough reelection battle next year. Democratic commitlecmen want to issue a formal report by Septem- herbcr 15. Their report i.s certain to IK- a vigorous refutation of Ilick- cnlooper's charge of "incredible mismanagement" by AEC. He and other Republican committee members will undoubtedly put out a report ot their own. Taking No Chance Retired Gen. John De Witt is taking no chances upon reluming to California. As wartime commander of the Fourth 11. S. army, he issued the order removing Japanese from the West coast. I\ow living in the east. De Witt wants to take up residence in San Francisco. But before doing so, he ioughl legal opinion on whether he would be subject lo action by a Japanese for the order issued seven years ago. No Help During a Senate .session. Vice President Barkley tried to catch the attention of Democratic floor leader Scott Lucas Barkley whispered "psst" several limes, but Lucas didn't hear him. Sen. Kenneth Wherry, Republican floor leader, did. "Alben," whispered Wherry, "if it's about a trip to Springfield. 111., and Scott can't go. I will. Provided, of course, there is a stopover in St. Louis." "You wouldn't be any help at all. grinned Barkley. Shorts Wisecracks heard at the senate "5-percenter" probe: "Maragon is no paragon." and "M-day comes before V-day." . . . .Maj. Gen. .Harry Vaughan's pay is SI0,43.96 a year. In addition, he gets travel" and other allowances from White House funds. . . . Vehement objection was voiced at a men ing of the District of Columbia department of Amvels to a merger with AVC. National Commander Harold Keats promised not lo press lhe proposal at lhe Arnvels' forthcoming convention in Ues Moiries, la. ... James velt .says he i.s making no deals a.s a gubernatorial candidate wilh California lobbyist Arthur and old • age - pension promoter George McLain. "I have never met nor talked wilh and 1 have had no conversation with McLain On the Air Waves ~ Answer to Previous Puzzle "" , ln e * ub - |e1ctL . ol Candidacy for HORIZONTAL .3 Army order 1,5 Depicted <ab.) actress 4 Dainty 1 1 Placard quantity '.' 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V L MX 5 O , & k R G E & 3 I r si Concealed 42 Young ia "iv Mistakes 45 Armed ;ib conflict Ilur) 47Ligh' to- 'Icy 49 Symbol t iut "yi>p of lettuce cerium. •• i'ailroad (ab.) 51 Baby! owfcrr Siamese coin deity 11 1 14 16 | T t 58 fc 10 IS ii /^K. 59 HO HI 5 b i 42 ""£ t m 9 tit & it 50 52 35 '^ '% mmm 7 \t> f i!M ^ H7 ««••• MM & f) 35 Hi .3 It 5fc mm . HUPK1NTON Mass 'UP) ^ ic-gaincd his vision atie.r having i>een blind 18 \ears. .sakl his first month of seeing wa s lh e most ex- "iling of hi.s life. '•It.s been like living all over again." said Kdward R. Ray. "Kverything i.s so colorful and dmaxing — the automobiles, the women's dresses-- and my daughter and grandchildren. It's a new lease on life." Ray become blind in 1931 after a 35-year period of deterioration o| his left eve. lie lost the right eye in a childhood accident. Then eye cleared away. lie said the years of blindness had done him somr good, despite Dip things he missed, "My philosophy is guile different because 1 have had hours of meditation during the years ol darkness," he said. "That has be corne a habit now, and 1 can sta> •part from the turmoil of modern life." CANT DO THAT NOW NASHVILI.K, Tonn. 'U.R)— The Tennessee constitution. uiiHmend ed .since its adoption in 1870, Mill includes a section lhal "no cid/.en . . . shall be compelled to bear arms, provided he will pay an equivalent, to be ascertained b\ law." Around Capitol Square COMPARISON.—Ken- Scoll may he doing for the Democratic party in North Carolina the -same thing that Franklin Roosevelt did for (lie Democrat party in the nation. Whelher that is good or bad depends entirely upon the viewpoint. Many of the traditional policies of the party were sacrificed when the Roosevelt New Deal made the President of the United States far bigger than the party under whose label he was elected. Prior to 1936 the national Democratic party had been for half a century the minority party. Election of Grover Cleveland and Woodtrow Wilson came about through fluke circumstances without refuting the designation of Democrats as the minority party. The 1932 election ol Franklin Roosevelt was a proles! against conditions and was not a straight out party contest. By 1936\«elt had proved himself stronger than his party, and the voting habits acquired iii 1936 1940 and 1944 were largely responsible for the election of Harry Truman m 1948. By that time millions of people who had voted for Roosevelt the man, had been confirmed in the habit of marking the Democra- Irc circle on the ballot, STRONGER.—The state situation is not exactly the same. The Democratic party has been dominant in North Carolina throughout the state hislory. Occasional lapses, last of which occurred jn the nine- lies, resulting in election of a Republican administration, were a.s much flukes a.s were the Democratic national victories of Cleveland and Wilson. But, all the while there have been a dozen or so counties regarded as naturally and safely Republican, and a dozen more were borderline cases A cursory survey of these area* convinces your reporter (hat Kerr Scott today is substantially stronger in them than his party. And in the state at large Scott is probably stronger today than he was 14 months ago when he was nominated and much stronger than last fall when he was elected Governor. DfSAFFECTION.—This appraisal take* into full account (he fact that Scott ha.s alienated/ a number of his original supporters. II isn't hard to find in every section of the Mate men who ardently worked for him last year and who now vigorously resent some of his aclion.- .since he became Governor. On Ihe other side of the picture it is hard to find any who fought him year who now accord him more .-.upporl than i.s embodied in patriotic co-operation with the administration. (One of Governor Scott's outstanding political supporters in the western part of the state voiced t.lie fear that the Governor may not be showing adequate appreciation for this type of cooperative loyally PARADOX. --On Ihe surface 'it seems paradoxical lo say thai Ihe man ha.s lost some original support and has made no converts among the opposition, and vet i.« stronger than he way a year ago The answer is thai cunmJalive evidence indicates he Jio\\ ha.s enlhu>ia.>lic j»up- port of many thousands of people who did not vole last year. Il must be remembered that only 423.000 out of an estimated million qualified Democratic- participated in the 1948 gubernatorial primary. About the same ratio of qualified' electors of all parties voted in lhe generdl election November. Personal interviews by your reporter wilh political leaders all over the state leads to conclusion lhat if an election were held now the total vole would be considerably larger and the Democratic majority would be more preponderant-—not because of adherence to traditional party pnnciple.s, bill because a lot more iolks—Democrats, Republicans a /id non-allilialcs— would vole lor Kerr .^cott. Ihey would be motivated bv the same urge that led more <Vn,er- jcans than ever voted before I 0 ral J.v to Ihe personal banner of Franklin Roosevell in 1936 and quenl years. Any regular parlv man will tell you that it j.v \ yai \ business, and all will admit, il \ ou press them, lhal it is (he kind of business that is going on politicallv m the state and nation. LOCAL.—The retail advertising dlv !?'V J ?.« f lne American Newspap er Publishers association has a .slogan that "all business is local " So is all politics. And the voter who wants (he Scoit Co Forward program made effective--more and better rural roads, more telephone and electric service- .still will no! <et the Governor tell him to vole lor or against a legislator whose mam concern i.s lh e courthouse or the city hail. Many members of Ihe General Assembly have been elected in the pasl and will be elected in Ihe future because of their aUitude on closed or open seasons for rabbit and for hunting in his county. The people vole for governors on .stale issues, but they vole for legislators anrl county commissioners on purely local issues. And North Carolinians resent mort "igorously than citr/.ens of most other states the efferl of big shots in Washington or Raleigh leJling 'hem how to vote on local mailers. One man, with a long record of leadership in his county, recalled that a large part of the voles for Kerr Scott lasl year was due to re- yr-ntmenrt against the rrowrt trying to lei) the precinct members how to mark their ballots He observed that if the courthouse couldn't do il, and Ihe National f.'apifol couldn't do it. the Stale Capilol can't, do it cither. ASlATir; SOURCE All of Ihe worljl's great religion and those of .4'condary import ance as well a row It) Asia, according to the Encyclopedia Britannic*. •ft** Erskine Johnson In Hollywood' (-For — Comes guy who BY BOB HOPE Erskine Johnson, who is on vacation.) HOLLYWOOD— (NBA) summer g-id !he average isn't a professional, .looks forward lo two weeks vacation in which he can spend all the loot he's been putting by for the past 50 weeks, or what he can borrow from the finance company. If tie's a professional in movie* or radio, he might vacation t-rom eight to 13 weeks instead of the average person's two weeks. In my case it's easy. 1 took my vacation last January and part of February and then later, another one lor two weeks in April. II wa.s a good vacation. I did a lot of traveling. 1 visited 56 towns . . old Paleface Hope ... we £otta move. The fact that 1 also "gave" about 60 performances iti those (owns i* beside the point. If J didn't call il a vacation, Paramount did. So Uiey say. "Come spend lhe summer months with us and we'll grind the cameras while you act in costume. Not too heavy a costume—just an all-wool frock coal, some striped panli and »ome all-wool mutton-chop whiskers." I'm a butler in this one and it's now called "Where Men Are Men'' —ai«d that title ought to stick because Lucille Ball is my J earwig lady. You know they've been changing movie titles so much bec»use Hie Johnston office is pretty strict about what impression a title should create as far a*' the public i.s concerned. For insta-ncc th*y now have a rule that titles which play up crime are out. They're reimHiing a buuch of old pictures and in WwH coon«c- (ion they're changing "WMtn- ger" lo "This Man Flayed Hookey," aud "Brute Forte" will come out again as "Slop, You're Hurting My Arm," and you'll never know "Murder, My Sweei," because they're reagging this one as "I Didn't Take You Dp un the Hoof to Show You ike View, Dearest!" A LiUk Suspicious My director is George M»r*bal1. You wouldn't call George an old man, but on the other hand, it has been .sometime since: he had his first .shave. Anyway. I don't think it's a bad idea that the older directors be kept on Ihe job. I'm thinking of Lucille Ball again and I'm remembering that for every year 6*orge M-ar*ha* adds to h*s life span, it's that much ea^er for him to feeep his mind on hHs btisi- 1 know on* old director thoug-hl was going too fa-r. when 1 heard him say to his leadinj.; man. "You. you-ng maw, have to learn to put meannng into your lines — you should go out a-nd liw l/rsl.'' The leading m»n in th-aii picliH'e was Enrol >lyr>n. Old directors have different techniques than young ones . . . a-n old director's idea of a lo-ve iccrm is a couple on a back poron holding hands. In dh* young director's love settle, t-he only haiflds they have to hold a«e the leading man's. Of course (Ms doesn't aftpkr lo Ihe (ttr«ctors at Paramount. They're Fealty wH old ... it's jusi thai tuying lo ma>k« Cvoeby young IK wh«4 makes them look thai way. My own. opinion IK that Mie iHd mcectfMts are doing all right, 'they're In great shape. You'd know what I mean if &ou saw Ifcetn ftght it out at the Academy Awwud IHitmw. However. 1 am going to grt come. of vacation a£t«r> my iw«&e>nt picluife is f'inivhed. i^efyho% that an actor or a pt>od'ttMir or director sho«ild lew** town year t-o get a Pwsh st«Mit on I agree wit-h fctn arjd T a poftty to leave town a**»f picture — of cowww. I btpe to. kind •m^i v| i* i «w*ny t JB^ VfK$ww9i I ra* krto leading man in a town. He wm a anybody tio try wig to own _ wow'18 to>W brown lor shirt if K we*»n>"t purple »po*t on Mg eomw xaiid. "T have Clark, why Jteriotwiy I from t^# two set this ri;ui< glasses, and the i*on maw youwwl' OT who get peculiar w-a\y. listens ko lhe radio. less, Ca.iJtorLess, Duftytats, lecK weeks the listener won't to wonder whether Mnn« cqwrfc is h a it- h ing an egg -wffffe ffte «*»*- ence eack-les. COPH. 1M» §r NCA $IRVICt. INC. T. M. MG. U. 8. P*T. Ofl "You and Dad were wondering how much you could get for the KOUM, to I thought the «ign would b« a good way 19 '