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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, July 31, 1951
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f nc BLYTHEVILLB COURIER NEWS 1 THB COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN. Advertising Manager •oto National Advertising Representatives: Wallac* W!trn?r Co.. New York, Chicago, Detroit Atlanta, Mempnli. Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act ol Con- frets, October », 1811. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATKS: By carrier In the city ol Blyllievllle or nny suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25o per yee'<. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles. J5.00 per year, «2.50 (or six months, $1,25 tnr three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, H2.SO per year payable In advance. Meditations A» 1 besought flirt to abide sill! at Ephcsus, when I wen( mffi Macrdcmla, that Ihou mightest charsr. some lhat they learn nn oilier doctrine. —I Timothy 1:3. • • « Oo one your knees before O<xi. Rrillji all ynur Idols; bring self-will, and jjrlde, ami evnry elil lust before Him. ant! give Ilirm up. Devote yourself, heart and soul, to His will; and see if you do not "know of the doctrine."—H, W. Beechcr. Barbs It's no wonder little Junior is so often nailed the problem child. He knows all the answers. • « • Before the season for hard work In the garden started, dart Just called i spade a spnde. • * « AcUir.'MflcUonald Carey wa_s named mution picture father of the year. We 'still vote for the dad who drags six kids to the movies. * • • A mlltr In Illlnoli vat arrcalcd mi! hour after h« robbed a restaurant where he worked. Thla> time (he poHce lot Iht tip. * . , Ho msMer There you «r>cnd your vacation, It's S«* return home that makes you think of all Mw p]««w you wish you had gone. Some Arabs Seem Willing To Chance National Suicide Amtricain must find the Inlriracies of Arab politics generally baffling. Their • understanding: i* not likely to he increased by-Arab King Abthillnh's death at the hum)* rjf nri Arab assassin. Yet th* -A rah world, like every other purl of the gloiiri, cannot, be ignored in Ifiese grim clave of the nnw'pr ttrujrgls between East and West. The Midd!« Kast's oil resources alone justify our intense concern. To appreciate what lies behind the murder of the King of Jordan, we have to recORiiir.e that the Arab people* today are In nomewhat 'the same social and nationalistic ferment which has gripped the Asiatics since World War II This mean* there is strong resentment against all vestiges of colonialism, «nd against absentee ownership, foreign concessions and other marks of outside •conomlc or political influence. Britain is, of course, (he dominant foreign power in the Middle East, and consequently is the chief target for the fiutlinrsts of aroused Aral) feeliiiK. Insofar as the United Slates shows sympathy for Britain's viewpoint, we, too, are shnuted at. America is disliked also for its evident. leaning toward Ihe Israeli cause in the Palestine wjir. The establishment of the Jewish state amid.Arad lands was viewed by Arabs as an unforgivable intrusion upon the solidarity of the .Moslem world. Britain did not sidu wiih the ,k>«s in lhat dispute, hut fines then h;i.= In-™ distinctly friendly toward Israeli's national ambitions. Tiie current.-- of- anti-BritiVh, anti- Jewish and. to some extent, anti-Ame.ri- <-an fr-cling have built jut,, a pmvi-i'ful haired thai, is now being magnified by Arab extremist? egged nn by Communists. It i.s this t'anatieal element which accounted Cor King Abmillali's assassination. Abdullah was a g,,,,(l friend of >l !e United Stales and Britain. There were signs thai he ciid not share the general Arab antipathy toward the Palestine .lews. On both these scores he was \ ul- nerable. It was almost inevjt.-tbie. in the present state of mind of the Arab fanatics, that he should hnve been mai-krd for death. Like that other friend of the West, the assassinated Premier Hajniara of Iran, Abdullah was- a man of diararu Y and strength. His removal from the srene is clearly a real loss to the Wc.-lern nations. The Communists will ije Ihe l; ljj. mate gainers, if only because they bene- fit wh>n*v«r unr«»t «nd disorder t»ke command and utrong men fall. The Arabs certainly gre capable of rending the dismal record of life in Com- munist-conlj'olled countries. Yet, Ironically, their extreme nationalists apparently are willing to risk national suicide to get ride of British and other Western influences. Tjjcy eeem to regard Moscow as the lesser evil. It's bard to tell whether this measures tlie depth of their emotionalism or their ignorance. But it's a sad fact both for the Arabs themselves and for the Weslorjj countries which ought to L« their firm friends. Rare Among the Military Secretary of Slate Dean Acheson pronounced the finest, epitaph for Adm. Forrest Sherman, the late Chief of Naval Opera I ions, wlien he labeled him an officer who was capable of thinking beyond military matters to the. underlying — and governing—political consiflera- tions. America ha.s not hail loo many generals and admirals who could remember, at the critical moments, that wars are fought for inn-poses. Sherman uiiilnrsloQi! that, and it made him a man of the highest value to his country. President Truman obviously will be hard pressed io find a suilable replacement. Jitil his search should lip. guided by an insistence upon that same rare quality of political sagacity. Views of Others Price-Cutting Ends— What Poes It Meari? Prlco-r.lltting warfare broke out over the rm- tion a few K-cokj Bg« nmnng retailers handling eo-callfd "falr-ti-Btlpd" merchandise. Tht prlcn- slnslifnc occurred on (he hr-.eU of a Suprrme Conr( dor.iskm iiolrflin; Ilia! merchant* without n specific agreement to charj? prices jet bj manufacturers uere not bound bj Louisiana's fair-trade IBW. Merchant* In otrnT jUt«s, baiting Ihelr own Mr-trade lows, hnd * fieltl day. They whacked prices, and the cro'*'(l« mrjeft In tor > e rah at the hnrgaltu. But now two eonfressional commltteen report that the price wur has fizzled out. A Jiirvey of 123 cities revenlod that nil except > few of th» 82/i r-slnWisrirniil.s wlilr.h reduced pricen have rs- tinnril lo the old levels. These commitent— th« Joint Commttlr-e on lh« Economic Report unrt the Senate flmnll bll»ln«»j commute*— wre con- corned with fh poMlblo adverse effect of lha pdc» war on miRll, Independent oomtwnle» unablt Ui «bsorb lusses, A/, n result ortjielr preMmliMrjr Jtudy, the i 1 !- porl, thill the neei for eontlnulnft the survey no Jongfr exists. The price war and II* Bidden d»ml«e hut, w« think, several Implications. In Ihe first place, as we commented previously, many retail establlstiments fonnd'themselves with abnormally heavy Inventories when Ihe decision In tile Ixjulslnim case was handed down. The opportunity to "unload" at cut pric« was loo good to pass up. Some merchants did Just lhat. In tlir second place, the maintenance of price competition wilhout legislative restraints has traditionally Ird—In A normal economy-to equitable prices, fair to Ihe consumer and with » reasonable profit t« niBimfsctiirer, wholesaler and relailer. That it will continue to do so now seems And In the Ihlrri place, the condition of ex- vwslve hn-entorie* at many establishment.^ wa« a tempnrary one. And Ihe warnliiRs of a d-nreasuig supply of ron.sniner goods as Ihe defense pro- Bism move- forward In Ihe months ahead are ap- beinp taken to heart. Thai, we ihinic. i s , solmc | re»clion and an eviaciKe of commendable foresight. —ATLANTA JOURNAL SO THEY SAY I carry this so I can remind niyjplf I have nol put away si! po«sibilily of lile.—Albert Klnstein. on ally he tarries but seldom smokes a pipe. • * * Times are crltiral a-heti a mink coat becomes the symbol of a diluted morality In high . . . wlirn dubious liberalism beacons \ls down Ihe same mad wliirh brought disaster to the ration-, in DIP old Worlri.-Scn. Everctl M. Uirk- sen iK.. illi. • « » • I i'ii for Oenrral of the Army Dwight D. E'.?f:'.ivMi -^r. II Is my hope. loo. that every onp of N'ri Vo:k> 07 deiecjies win \ 0 le [or him.—William 1. Fff.rier, chairman N, y. Republican state l"< like runnir.e a grocery store and your wife I goo ai:riv.s the strret and trades with a compe- IHtit.- Rev C. Stanley Lowell, ot Washington, D. C., I*--',func in divurcp suit thai his wife attended le-M:es by another minister. 1 sv.v a western movie 'on TV' thai was si o'.a •;.. ,,,<vix«y W3S nding a dinosaur.— Frt.A Allen, JM.TTCTYn.LK, fARK.) COURIER Thi-v i the Russians' havr- claimed to he first *"h ''-' elerttic liehi, the airplane iand' what no' Th- r. s. >« sun led, w]th one "first"—our OTT. Oi;r:i Wrilrj and the first invnslon from Mais.—Albert Warner, radio commentator. TUESDAY. .nn.V 31, How Long? Peter tdion'i Washington Column — Frustration' Keeps Many Expert Businessmen Out of Washington WASHINGTON INEAI—Mobiliz- ation Director C. I. Wilson once <sked « business associate he had known for many years t/» come o Washington and help him out on Ihe three-year natirmal defense production Job. The reply he got was something like this: "If you're fool enough to give ip your Job, to give up your home, "^ to clve up your time—and go to Washington to live in nn apartment, to work six days and si ,v nights a week. and to be smeared all over t h e p I a c e- If you're fool enough t o -»—. • i • do those things. TeUr f.ltnn f a ahead. I'm lot goln^ to." There you hare H In the nutshell on» of the biggest, problems in Washington. It is to recruit competent experts with wide experience n some highly technical field like steel production or distribution, lor emporary Jobs with the Rovern- ment. Plenty of second si ringers "an he hired. Wiiats toiijth is get- ing good ones. Edwin T. Oibson. retiring as acl- ng head of Deleave Production Administration, says there are three principal reasons why most busi- lessmen dodge the draft for de- ense Jobs. Mr. Gibson himself is executive vice president of General ^oods in private life. Despite the ace that he was fil years old anrt lad two heart attacks, he came to Washington last February to help set up DPA, and get it goint. It is now a going concern. Mr. Tibson rinesn'l. [eel that in the resent state of his health, he is he right man "lo have to make touch decisioiV riizhl. up lo six -'clock every evening." he he put* It- So he Is stepping a*ide for I younger, tougher Manly Fleishmann. But Mr. Gibson himself will slnv on as an adviser and as chairman of Ihe International Materials Conference. They Have the Chief Objection* His three reasons why businessmen won't take Washington jobs are: 1—They are needed by their companies, who won't release them. 2—They dnn't realize there's an emergency. :l—They are frustrated by Washington. This last point, which Is the most intangible; is also probably the most important. Businessmen aren't trained In. politics. They can't understand why. if something has to be done—it has to be cleared with Congress, the White House. State. Defense. Commerce. Aericulture. Interior, Labor and (he Attorney General. 'I'hen when a temporary government official dors back some course of action he considers necessary for the good of his country, he get,s beat over the head unmercifully. The chastisement which C. E Wilson and Stabilization Director Eric Johnston have recently Uken from the National Association ol Manufacturers is on a par with what President Truman wrote . to the music critic. .\fr. Johnston reports (hat some business friends he ha.s known' tor years nnw wont speak to him when they pass. Mr. Wilson had Sidney Wciijber? and Gen. Lucius D. Clay as his assistant* [ O r a time. But they refused to take the punishment and wpnl, home. In tryine to replace them, Mr. Wilson gets called "a fool." There is of course a fourth reason why businessmen won't come to Washington. Government doesn't enoueh. Top government salaries— outside of cabinet officers anrt ambassadors are slT.rino. But most government bureau heads are in the tBOOO to $12.000 ,bracket. Ant! men whom private industry would pay JIO.OtK), the government expects to hire lor MOW) lo STSOfl. System Permits Keeping Join No smart, rising engineer o r executive is going to give up his chances of promotion with his company to come to Washinrton to work and Jive in shoebnxes for le.-.s mnney. To meet (.his situation, Consrrcs, has provided for a limited number of "WOC" «nd "WAE" in Ihe defense agencies. The first arc "without compensation" cmploves. They get $1 n year, plus transportation and sis a day livinii expenses. The "WAE" get $50 a day plus transportation ajid S15 a day keep, "when actually employed," Tnere are now -112 woe's in the defense agencies under Mr. Wilson. There are about 300 V/AE's. They get lo keep their private industry salaries, paid by their companies. In return, the companies agree to loan some of their best men to the government fo rpcriods of from six months to a year. But n few of the biggest companies wont' allnw any of their executives to work for the government. Thoma.s S. Nichols of Baltimore. president and board chairman of Malhieson Chemicals, is largely responsible for working out a system of relaying business executives in important defense jobs. Mr. Nir'nnls has recently returned to his company after a year's service as Deputy Administrator of National Production Authority. NCI self-respectinc man will fake a government job in f.he fnie of these acrusat.ioas. But. as Mpnly Fleishmann and as Daviri Lilicn- thal. former chairman oj the _ Atomic Energy Commission pr-nt i out, such men are an a'n>nlu»r nr-r- rssity to the success of the rftorC once over lightly- aiiack by ihe whole affair. Maybe "it ail error that can .Mill he rectified, 'if normal operations are le.sumed, I will be stand- 1112 by with my pen guaranteed lo write 500.000 words without a refill and a ream o! carbon paper. • """"ii |j<t|it:r. IL asKea an soi'.s 01 personal qu?.s- I-.very vtnr about, this time, when lions like when was I born and *f nfftt &nr) fiiimMi'l,. _. ...... /__., . . . . . . «•« * , neat and humidity are at Ihelr rolicrm-e worst and my thoughts linger on little eke but the up- rmninB vacation, ihe Navy sends to reservists like myself an "animal qua'.\icat.ion questionnaire." The S:M of it is ii, e unwritien b>i> hr-.ivili implied question; "Aren't von ci'ii.lificd to do ANYTHING yr-t?' An.I to avoid niiy confusion A 1.7rlv h,-?.-: IKrHoniiK The SAYS rrltlcn (or i column This is a pleasure. peritonitis, which , the iredit for pv.t pau'pcl so many doctors and patents to hold their breaths, is vanishing condition. The this Roes largely to the snm killers of the sulfa an d penicillin families and partly to safer methods of surgery. Peritonitis sets it's name from the delicate tissue which lines the abdominal cavity, (bat cavity which contains the stomach, intestines, liver and other organs dealing prin- 'uw!!y" with digestion. This lining is called Ihp peritoneum. Most cases of peritonitis or inflammation of this lining result from the escape of 2erms Into Ihe abdominal cavity from the stomach intestines, or appendix. There are many ways In which peritonitis ran arise, 'one of the common ones is Ihe result of the rupture of an inflamed appendix; this is the main reason whv it is so rfaneemtis to let appendicitis run on without removing the organ. Indeed Ihe rupture of aiiv'diges- tivp, orean which spills material into the abdominal cavity is likely to produce peritonitis, for example a stomach ulcer which eat* all the way through the lining will alia*- germ laden material in enter the abdomen and may cause peritonitis Twenty years ago the appearance of peritonitis, regardless of ihe exact cause, «,„., considered a cies- . the crowning blow came in the in rior th patent S '™ ct e ' ™« l - recovered but a great many did not it isn't Retort to develop peritonitis now. but the chances of recovery are enormously better INFECTION STOPPED. Most of the germs which cau=e peritonitis yield to the sulfa dru°s or penicillin or Ha relatives. This also give., the surgeon time lo investigate the exact cause and repair the damage which is usually the escape of infected material from «"" wer th ' the intestinal tract. Only those who 1ost " dear rcahw what, this improved ouc- loo^ for peritonitis really m eans . it is hard to imagine what micht nave happened lo us and 'doesn't and yet prevention tit illness is one or the bjg rcasnn.s why our chances . for Ion? life, and good health are >• ^«uu iie^nii are so much belter now than in the past. a few days. Fred May. of Detroit. Mich has arrived [or a week's stay with relative.-, upon his return" he will he j accompanied by Mrs. May and --on (Bobbie, who have been here for I three weeks. I V,'. s. Langdon had a birthdav | yesterday so members of the "Bring I What You Eal Club" surprised him j with a party last nieht at his home. i Each lady took him a present. IN HOLLYWOOD Br| NT, A JOHNSON Correspondent HOLLYWOOD - (,YEA> — Behind* the Screen: "I Sound out that 1 gk IAfTMI v wasn t the only person bored with! ™ JAV^Ik^/D I self. Other people were bored. • Jeanne Grain being straipht- li-orn - the - shoulder a b o u t. the breathless )a.w in sinsham and pis- is that, she's been playing on the ON BRIDGE By ()S\VAU> .lA^OKV Written Itir NBA Service Expert Makes It it's a nc« .itanne iviih tt, r , D i v . Look Rather Simple prd light brimn bair In 'Teorilc IVill T.Ik' ,nd Ihc short tresses E vcry national tournament flrr hrr the look nf a doll who: IK share of weird contracts can handle a movie wolf uflhmil the r;jamp:on>hips now being held ' •Him for mama. | in Waslurcton w-ill suieU- prove no! "1 did .-.even years of .voniis-thiiw ! ""Wn to the rule. A real crack- j parts." Jc.itme 'tclrt me.'"t was the i |1 " t COIllr!!rt and Gcrbcr rlecideri to durk completely in ^hp riiimmy. Hi- i won thp trick, and F.n?t obtained 1 the imprpR^ion that Snurh rrrtaml 1 .* had .spadR .strength no rn.itfer n-haf. e!,se he mi^ht be lat-kinz. j Gcronr next Sed 1 he hearts and let it ridf for This v^s a fiiip gucp^. thfi n.>s'umption lhat, F.v.^f rd spades bPcau.-R of rii .-trench, nrcbrrr thm j mor.d to ciiiminy'f, kinr, Talented Noblewoman Answer to Previous Puzzfo of h:irl HORIZONTAL 3,5 Depicted video enicee, only artres-s iu HollyworHl with ai nd fturl babies who wasn't allowed to oe mature on the screen. "What brake my heart was do- '.ng -Pinky' and then bem? sent bnck inlo the old groove." ; She's * grown-up again in "The Marriage Broker" and nnylyxh with any ideas of putting her Into a poinc to rmi into the Grain wrath. "It's death for an artre^s to keep copying herself." Jeanne said, look- in? as wisi: as Grerr Garson, Lana Turner ann Ava Gardner. "You slip BRENT TV ROUNIt OfOrce Brent joins the TV jn!d rush »-itli pick and shovel this fall in a series of 7,9 one-half hour lilins b> serl on "Raffles', a character not unknown in linker Ai'.e*. I-irje-scrccn movies for Georce. who's b*-iT reporter! retlrrment mlnderl? "1 wvmt l\«ve much t;:r,r for ibem with TV.' be admitted nn rh* • EC 10 Uy comes about. | when a player makes a bid that.i fie r.vprcts fo run out of—except ' thai the. bidding unexpectedly dies: anrl leaves him" hijh and dry. I This, at any rate, was the reason 1 for ihe fantastic bid of three no- liutnp in the hauci shown today. .South was .lohn Gerber. of Hous- tnn. Te.v , and the hand was played in last year's natinnRl tournamen'..' Gerber wanted to play the hand; at fnur hearts and was afraid thatj the enemy would go to four spades i.'nle.-s he talked them out of it. His lump to three no-trump was an atlempt In persuade the enemy! well and that (bey couldn't maxe. ] much. Gerber expected lo be doubled Rt three no-trump, after which 1 lie micht inn to four clubs, and I ihrn lour diamonds, and finally !our | I' w-as a stVfi idea, but as il I Happened the opponenti really did- i n't have very much. Xo.-lh WHS well satisfied with no-trump even, •i-n'i^h he suspected what Gerber j urts So the Texan star wound i NORTH A KJ2 V A 8 7 6 5 2 * K * A !02 WEST <I>) *AQl0765 Y K 10 « S 6 5 EAST AK13 V None 4 A S J 5 •*• K J 9 S 5 I 1 * Pass SOUTH V Q J 9 5 S « QJI072 J.S3 Both sides vu3, North East 2V 2 A Pass Pass South 3 N. T. Opening lead— A 7 3 From 4 Eli 5 Eleclrified particles 6 Symbol for ruthenium 7 Devntcr fl Forclalher 8 Scottish sheepfolri won with the ace. Fast decided 'hat t iiiix* wcrr tiie only hope for hi= side, so lie re- lurncd a club. With the riMm-inris breaking favorably Getber now bad the rest of the tncks. puuir.; the ace of spades to [rep Ef;> 12 Irirks, at no-trump £a\e i'.liu a clear top .-Tore. 15 Years Ago In B/yt/iov(//c— Mlsr-es IVynetle Shcphrtd. [>orti- Ihy .lean Foster and .ler.nie \Vien :in a sinsleton in earh hand j D'.IJahunty, and \Va];or I.ocin and West 0[>ened the seven of spades, : N. B. Meuaid are in Jonesboro for rvfoimthaften 9 Reiterate 11 She. is a of Hint; George VI of England 13 Compass point 10 ScnUcr ' as 14 Citrus fruit hi V 16 Pewter coin 11 Mint shall of Malaya m]l 17 Electrical unit I2sh °rl sleep IS.-\mcnds 15 Written fori 2flKpistle (ab.) af Mislcr 2ITrius 18 Revolution !2Hearl (Kevp!) 1:) Pilchards ;i Encourage 21 Legislative 26 Harvest " bo ^y 23 Soviet river 23 Dc > l = a 'ef' .10 River valley 31 Flf.'h K Passage in the brain M Against 3! Bird's home 35 Daybreak (cnmb form) 36 ChicI pri«l of a shrine 37 Nc»- Zealand native fort 3S Countries JS Symbol for cerium 47 Kxisl 49 Anatomical i:d '.voi ks SflRoM SI Tip 53 P.isrenger boats SS Obstacles fS Sprawl VERTICAL I Camera's eye Z Mimic BLUE FOX ERRS r^- -=- T ^ _ E|T b| SH UIF3 24 Twill-woven silk la brie 2.*> Has txislcd 27 Beverages made with mail 28 Forward 37 Moccasin 3R Arabian ^0 Greek god ot \var i I Number 42 That thing 42 LvibricanI 44 Brad 45 Ringlet 46 Abstract being 48 Age 50 Babylonian deity 52 Symbol for erbium 54 Negative rep B< A A. Fredrlckson Afthoujrh being a somewhat remote part of Ihe organization, 1 nevertheless am disappointed and a bit disillusioned at the United State* Navy. However. I did my best not to let the service down in my most recent contact with it, nu- J remain a little la ten i or vacillating. I pive lilt Navy%? stock reply: "No." This questionnaire us?d bo be ft f; lovely specimen of a form. It rank- |i ed right up there with just, about }•: anything, except an Income lax $' lorm, that the Koveniment put, out, | r | Ii asked all sor'.s of personal ques- ji what is m.v .sex and what is my notary bracket and do I have any education. The Na/!• also wanted lo know annually where 1 worked and ivhat was my Job and did I beat my wife and had 1 peddled any dope or subversive literature lately. All the-e questions I used to answer' with my right hand raised tn Mile.tnn oath aiici a straight face. Even the qlie.sliou about my sex, although 1 think this is kinri of silly. If I had been a WAVE, I would have told Ihem before this and not just none, on risking the. ixufibillty of being . dispatched on an expense-paid cruise. But I answered truthfully, although there were limes I was sorely tempted to create a minor disturbance in the Bureau of Personnel by varying my answer. Like the country bey who ran across the litile space marked "Sex" on his draft registration and blusb«tely answered "Occasionally." ~ This year, however, 1 was surprised and a iittie crestfallen when 1 noted the lorms the Eighth Naval District forwarded me. Noted, lhat is. alter recovering from the momentary cardiac condition brought on by (.he receipt, ot official mail irom Rth NT). Whenever I get such an official envelope I always sn/- (er a brie,' thought lhat maybe tha Russians have Invaded San Pran- eisco and Uncle Sam wants m« back. (Even after being txild unofficially t.hat the Navy won't need the Hke.s of me until Stalin himself personally leads his troops into Denver.) Th« new form*. I found, were short,. ,lust 8W x U stationery sise. No legal foolscap-site monstrosities. In triplicate, true enough, but not stapled together with carbon* between to help you pet the same answer on different llnw oi each sheet. There were fewer questions. But- report any changes occurring In v^ various categories during the Ps3^ year. i ' f I didn't. Jcnow quite what to tell ihem. During the past year I haci acquired a different a«tomobil« and * desk and » dog and several ne* r typewriter ribbons. But some.- how I didn't think that information would help the defense effort very much. Glumly, I went about .: * '"- iv * uear jotting down "No Change" on eight mis condition can fully or nine different lines. Gael, what a rut I air. tn! After ail the time and effort 1 had spent in mastering the nrt of filling out forms Just to keep up with government trends, this was a blow to mv morale. I telt the Navy had let me down. Somebody. I'm sure, will pay for this. Some aspiring admiral is go- i':g to' finri himself in an ocean of hot water over this. The whole iini- lication urogram could, go smash over such a thing. When someone discovers r til.s sort, of efficiency going on in times like these, heads will roll. However one glimmer of the of^ Navy spirit remained, untouche and undaunted. The Navy slill wanted to know

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