Daily News from New York, New York on April 16, 1951 · 25
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Monday, April 16, 1951
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DAI IJYJhJJBWS BJondar, April IS, 1931 Tel. MUrray Hill 2-1234 lvtIlsht dally except Hirodar by Newa Hyndlrat To.. Inr.. K 4?d Kt,. KormiRh of Manhattan York 17. N. T. Oaily mail itibM-ripttna ratr: I. K., $15.00; 4'anaia, $I5.ft er. nc tt Ttsily ami Sunday wi. 1r. ti.. JO 1H per year: f'anala. t.iO. lriJent and geoarai aaaituer J M.' riynn; cierutire editor ami avrrrtary. Klthard W. Clarke. MKMBKK OF THK ASMH'IATKD I'KKSS Th AsAoriatd Presa in pntitlprl exrlumrely to th use far rvpubhVation of all the l.K-al news printed in thin ufWopatwr, an wil an all AP news dmpauhe. LITTLE HARRY GROWS SMALLER ' President Harry S. Truman's Saturday night speech was mouthed directly at 5,000 faithful Dems, political fat cats and assorted five-percenters, all gathered in Washington's National Guard Armory for the Democratic Party's fund-raising ($100-a-plate) Jefferson-Jackson Day dinner. Even so, Dem press agents had insisted, Harry was going to be real statesmanlike this time and keep politics oat of his remarks. As usual, little Truman did nothing of the kind. To the apparent delight of the political gang around him, but to the probable disma3r of many in his radio and television audiences, Harry lost little time in snapping pettishly at any and all Americans who disagree with the Truman -Acheson wayof running this country's foreign affairs. - Displaying even more-Missouri gall than usual, Harry denounced any and all attacks on his and Deanie's policies as "political hokum." Anyway, Harry assured his Dem polit-' - ical rally piously, most or all of the yelping was Cf"flrc probably coming from dirty Republicans inter- Mac esei primarily in politics. So why, he implied cockily, should anyone pay attention to mere citizens' protest mail now flooding Congress and the White House? Far as he was concerned, little Harry ad-libbed, . all that was just like so much water off a duck's back. Probably on the shrewd advice of his speech writers, Truman chose not to tangle directly with Gen. MacArthur. Even so, the little man from Missouri wasn't able to resist flipping a couple dirty digs at Mac, without mentioning him by name. Knowing well that MacArthur was thousands of miles out of rebuttal range, Truman cracked that he had been told Chinese Communists would not come into Korea. That statement "was made on good authority and I believed it," little Harry chortled triumphantly. All in all, the little politician's stature shrank even more as a result of Saturday night's cheap, uninspiring per- formance. For the real lowdown on this nation's truly serious and still confused Far East police action, we'll have to wait for MacArthur's Jong-suppressed straight-from-Korea report. ' . The Inquiring I Fotograpber Br JIMMY JEMA1L The Neivs will pay $10 for every timely, interesting question tub-mined and used in this column. Totluy's aivard goes to Benjamin AW, P. O. Box 123, New York 10. V. Y. THE QUESTION. When a bus is half filled, how do you select your seat? THE PLACE. " In wood. THE ANSWERS. Terry Gilhooley, Bronx, clerk: Uwing to my unusually long legs I try to ; g- e t the seat ! next to the' driver, because I there is no seat! in front of it. 1 1 dislike nudging a man in front: of me with myj knees. He might i get the wrong idea. If it's a woman, she might get annoyed. Either that or I stand near the middle door." INVITING THE UNDERTAKER No. 493 f -A ... lfX V' I ,5 f 1 PAY-DIRT ON HOLLYWOOD REDS The House Un-American Activities Committee is digging up some rich pay-dirt in its persistent effort to find out just how much weight the Communist Party has swung in the past and still swings in Hollywood movie circles. - There was the halfhearted confession of Larry Parks, sometime ago, that he had once been a Red. This was followed by Sterling Hay-den's admission last week that he had drifted into and out of the Communist Party soon after World War II "dumbest thing I ever did." Hear. hear. But it .was the appearance before the committee last Thursday of Richard J. Collins that opened up tVio rlrhpef vpin of nnv-rlirr. vet: Richard J. Collins struck in this investigation. Collins, a screen writer who admits having been an active Hollywood Red for nine years ending in 1947, cheerfully and positively named 23" filmland figures of greater or. less prominence as old buddies of his in the movement to overthrow the United States Government under which these babies were making such good livings. Some of the persons tagged by Collins were already under grave and public suspicion of Communist sympathies, past or present among them Ring Lardner Jr., John Howard Lawson, Albert Maltz, Lester Cole and Samuel Ornitz. We assume that the Un-American Activities Committee will call all the persons fingered by Collins and give them opportunity to tell their stories. Collins' most important single piece of testimony was that during World War II there were probably several hundred Reds in Hollywood, and that only about 25 of them have since broken with Bloody Joe. That lead ought to give the House committee plenty of work for quite a while. The whole episode, we believe, is another striking justification for the existence of this particular committee. It has been vilified and libeled for years by all the Reds and most of the Pinkos, and these people have made innumerable attempts to get its appropriations cut off 100. If they had succeeded, such testimony as Collins' might never have.become public, and the Communist cancer might have gone on indefinitely eating at the center of the U. S. motion picture industry. We've always thought this committee was essential to the national safety, and now we're more convinced of that than ever. 628 Third Ave., f it1 J - LwewattttJl AmmmaJm hfcWXvJ( w-.' & -1,.. tM4j Franz Hurst, owner of apt gallery: "I try to seat myself near the exit in the center o f the bus, because o f its convenience. In this spot I'm spared the inconvenience o f people brushing past me at every stop, and when the bus gets to my street I don't have to push my way through the people, which Is often annoying." Anne M. Cedano, Bronx student: "I've .of ten watched people .look around and carefully select a certain seat. In my case, if I happen to be alone, I try to sit next to another girl. However, if I'm with a group of my school chums, we gaily select the seats that are occupied singly by men. Naturally we pick the best looking men." Mrs. Megane Jamaica, home: "I usually select the seat which is occupied by the smallest person, because I'm rather ample myself. That is, if I can't occupy a whole seat. No, the personality of a. man or woman Hwsn't interest me. It's become second nature for me to look for size only. I don't like to crowd anyone." George Pines, 44th St, Sunny- side, real estate: "New York is a big city, filled with all kinds of people. In choosing a seat I look for cleanliness. I won't sit next to a person who looks dirty because I'm afraid of germs. And I won't sit next to a woman' who. I'd rather stand and have often done so." Joan M. DiSalvio, Manhattan, Thomas Smith. 43 HSR-- p seems interested. student: "I will always choose a spot next to a window if one is empty, but since they are usually occupied I try to share the seat 9 with an attrie J tive person, j J J either a man or J woman, but if a j quick choice is 1 'H - T ,M.BHMW possiuie, x usu- the seat next to ally choose man." the p - c ; VirSf when you or boU . " A' VOICE OF THE PEOPLE Vltmst gtve nmm mnd mddrett with your letter. We trill withhold both on request DEBATE ROARS OX ? TRYGVE'S PLAYGROUND Manhattan: It's a fine state of affairs when a 2c President can fire a $1,000,000 General. The Reds must be laughing up their sleeves, knowing what nitwits we have on Capitol Hill. J. B. MIONE. Manhattan: Don't let Convict Pendergast's Washington boy fool Bronx: So generous Trygve Lie, United Nations head, now says ha may be willing to let a 100'xl40 plot at the property's northeast corner be turned into a playground for small children. Believe me, there will be more good done and better ideas conceived there in ona week than in any UN delibera- you. Lincoln wisely said, The Gov- tionSi even if they g0 on forever. ernment is one thing; the Adminis tration is something else." Mac-Arthur was canned not for being out of sympathy with the Government, but for not bending to an Administration made up mainly of political trash. c h. bartholomae: Manhattan: Just remember the President of the U. S. is also Com- ; mander in Chief though he may not j wear a uniform. All I can sav is . haw haw, and quickly congratulate the President. H. PHILLYSS. Hempstead: Mr. Truman's frequent outbursts of temper, etcare well known. Tragic to the nation as it may be, must this be just another such? HENRIETTA CRAFT. Bronx: Under the powers given the Congress of the United States by the Constitution, it is my opinion that consideration should now be given to the impeachment of Harry S. Truman., His recent ousting of Gen. MacArthur, along with his many other failures as our President, should provide the Legislative branch of our Government with sufficient reason to put an end to this incompetent Administration. H. FETT1GREW. PARADE PROTESTED Valley Stream: How nnder the sun rolice Commissioner 1 nomas Murphy could have given permission for Communists to parade on May 1 I can't understand. This, true, is a country of liberty and freedom. But in my opinion, that liberty and freedom should not apply to Communists who wish to destroy our Government. JOSEPH F. FITZGERALD. COMMIES AS COMEDIANS Bronx: I get a big kick out of listening to Communists who piously declare that Generalissimo Franco is an absolute dictator, and hence we should give him the cold shoulder. Somehow, I can't recall the Communists declaring that either Tito or Uncle Joe Stalin h'imself should be spurned for the same reason. Is it possible that our comic Commies believe a dictator is a fine fellow as long as he jumps whenever Stalin cracks the whip? RICHARD SWEEDLIM. . H. J. LONG. , Bronx: But d'd Trygve say for what children ? Will the kids of us American peasants play there, or will it be reserved for the kids of the UN aristocrats only ? My guess is that an American kid will need a visa even to get in the foreign place. "W. B. BUSYDODIES CHIDED Brooklyn: It burns me up t read that some nosy people want to know whv Mickey Mantle, Yankee star rookie, is not in the Army. How would you like it if your son was 4-F and everybody asked why i he was not in the Army? I'm prop-' erty of the U. S. Navy, but to shut j you people up I hope Mickey is : deferred for keeps. It sure would be a nice world if everybody would ' mind his own damn business. JOE O'HARA. PROTECTING THE PETS Katonah: So much is said about dogs biting children, but why is not more attention paid to teaching our children how to treat animals? Recently one of my own children (aged 3) deliberately twisted tha neck of a kitten and killed it. We must realize the savagery of most children (and some adults), and acknowledge that it is sheer terror which causes animals to protect themselves as best they can. Has anyone ever seen a "vicious" puppy ? My own experience showed me that we cannot begin too early to teach our children to be kind to all animals. ALICE S. SEES CLAIM DEBUNKED Brooklyn: "A little while back, when the income tax people wera threatening to foreclose on tha house of King Cole the songman. leftist propaganda was that Mr. Cole was being persecuted only because he was a Negro. Some people, they claimed, wanted him ousted from his swank neighborhood, and not because he owed any back taxes. Have these propagandists read what just happened to Veronica Lake, and for the very same tax reasons? Should Mis3 Lake claim that they're wanting to foreclose on her house because she has long blonde hair? The moral: understand the facta and don't jump at -conclusions. JOSE ROSA.

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