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j--Raleigh Register. Becklcy, W. Va., Tuesday Afternoon. December 18, 1951 Editorial Review and Opinion Thought for today. "It is more than probable that the average man could, with no injury to his health, increase his efficiencn fiftu per cent."--Walter Dill Scott. J ' ' a In Defense of the Diesel · Diesel locomotives have had a difficult time getting a wheel-hold in coal mines. They are cheaper to operate than conventional electric motors, but American mining authorities, until recently, have feared them as they would a five- year strike. A change of attitude regarding diesel motors came not long ago when National , Mine Service introduced a diesel locomotive that contained features required by the U. S. Bureau of Mines. The diesel was first shown at National's shops in Mabscott and shortly thereafter was given a debut at Uic- annual mining congress in Cleveland. The first unit was bought for use in a McDowell County mine and olliers were ordered for use elsewhere in the United States. For a while it looked as if the diesel locomotive had won its rightful place in American coal mining. But then came a setback. A ruling by the attorney general in Charleston banned it " from Mountain State coal mines. The opinion, based on an old law, ignored the Federal bureau's approval, and it ignored, too, the salient fact that diesel locomotives have been .used in European mines for more than 25 years. One of the arguments advanced for non-use of the diesel is that it emits carbon monoxide, a gas that is extremely dangerous in underground workings. J. H. East. Jr., bureau of mines official from Denver, exposed the fallacy of this thinking the other day when he said: "A gasoline engine's exhaust may contain as much as 14 per cent carbon monoxide. A diesel engine, on the other hand, operates with an excess of air and its exhaust thus contains very little carbon monoxide. In fact, it should not exceed one-fourth of one per cent, and some engines produce as little as one one-hundreths of one per cent." According to East, diesel engines are operating in many mines of the western United States, and he disclosed statistics which give them a better safety rating than electric locomotives. He said 67 men were killed between 1940 and 1918 by electrical shocks suffered from traditional trolley motors, and by-way of contrast pointed out that "in European experience, np fatality ever has been charged to toxic gases froni diesel haulage underground." charting meeting of the chamber last week. Objectives are to be broadened. Time, energy, and money are to be devoted to the highway system of the Beckley area. There are to be efforts to secure improvement of existing roads and the building of new ones. Improvement i# needed on virtually all roads, in every direction -- both primary and secondary. The road over the Flat Top mountains to the south cannot be greatly improved except by new construction to eliminate curves and some of the worst grades. The first point crying to be straightened is about two miles south of Flat Top post office Several others occur along a three-mile stretch approaching Camp Creek. From a point less than two miles south of Camp Creek to Spanishburg and beyond, are no less lhan four lime- consuming curves to be eliminated, where the building of only about two miles of new road would cut out some six miles of the present distance. The same situation occurs in the Kegley neighborhood. These constitute the biggest improvement job in the area. Of new roads proposed there are three: 1) from Skin Poplar Gap neat- Bolt to an intersection with the Three Forks Road in Logan County, 2) along New River from Thurmond "to Hinton, 3) a new route from Hinton up Madams Creek to Beaver. As we see it, these three new roads are listed in the order of their importance, though it is admittedly hard to place any one ahead of the other two. All have been previously brought to the attention of Road "Commissioner Cavendish. Listing then is of itself illustrative of how far from complete- West Virginia's road system still i:;. Or is such deficiency confined to the Beckley area? The chamber of commerce is right in starling its roads campaign early and with all the'vigor that can be mustered. Much will depend on the good roads committee headed by E. E. Bibb. He and his committee associates are all men cf action. All the Bentley resourcefulness will be at their command, and that's a combination that should bring.results. War is Far Away Statesmen and generals may plan for a war that might come any time, but to The Story Of Santa Claus 2. The Move to Italy PRISON FOR BISHOP i * * * * AP Newsfeatures Bishop Nicholas, of Myra, whose work has an Important place in the Santa Claus legend, went to prison during the persecution of Christians by Emperor Diocletian. RESTORED TO PEOPLE * * , * . * When Constantine became emperor, Nicholas was released and was hailed by his people. After his death, his church where he Was buried in Myra, Asia Minor, became a shrine and he became a Mint. Many mir- RELJCS ARE STOLEN * * *^ * acles were attributed to his intercession. In the centuries that followed, Italian merchants had close ties with the Byzantine empire which controlled Myra. Those of Bari. Italy, envied the fame * * * * of the St. Nicholas shrine. In 10t7 they organized an expedition and, through a ruse, stole the body and relics of the saint from the Tlyra church and set up a new shrine at Bari. Pilgrims now began to come PILGRIMS TO BARI * * . * * to Bari. This was one of th« ways in which St. Nicholas became an important factor IB Eropean affairs. (TOMORROW: Other routes by which St. Nicholas' fame spread through Europe.) Boyle's Column...6y Hal Bmlr NEW YORK - The 1952 leap York City Council president- Frank year open season on the unmar-'Farreil, Manhattan columnist- Mil ned make has already, begun. ' ton Berle, another television figure-" U was launched with the usual Steve Hannagan, who rose rom ,»,, h,,,.»^_ of poking the 10 press agent to the world's main away thing. After debating the matter tor eight days, 100 delegates from 30 nations decided to start low-fare tourist since past when National Mine Service should go to court in defense of its diesel locomotive. Not onJv should it get a reversal of the attorney general's ruling for its stockholders and the town its payroll helps support, but for the coal miners who daily are subjected to the dangers of other types of haulage equipment. ,The low fares came as a result of a flurry or expert advice on;Baruch,'statesman; count Albrecht i how the average girl can pin the Goertz, industrial designer and guy of tor own choice with a mat- Joe DiMaggio, the retired YankPP rimonal hammerlock. i clipper. · / retired Yankee To an onlooker it would seem like| My dictionary defines a bachelor it's going to be a rather confusing! as "a man who has not married " leap year. For there is so far no' b "t it may be a bit old-fashioned agreement on who are the top 10 A glance at these lists shows-they marital prospects. And as for how hav e several widowers or 'grass best to snare a husband, the "ex-; wid owers. However, in leap year perts" contradict each other. i the girls can be excused for stretch- ONE SAYS, "be aggressive. ' I in £ their definition a bit to cover One says, "be feminine and de-I ever y Possible target. ' pendent." Whom can a trusting! ^SOMETIMES good, grey Barney Bug Dust -- -- By Thomas f. Stafford young girl believe? , Baruch must weary of finding his Two lists of the 10 most desir- ! " ame on lis-ts such as "these. He's able bachelors have h i t m y desk-n Jncl "ded i n " all b u t "the 1 0 men st lik " -these lists come out with the same m , en . ^st. likely to succeed." And regularity that the swallows return! * ls . one ne doe sn't have to to Capistrano - and they add up, |W °f7 uabout to 20 men. Nobody made both lists !, ut TMw ls a Sal who doesn't W Se ' 2 ° blue ' chi P Prospects her These are the lucky ten by Miss Ruth the Bachelor Girl, of America: Mis M a r bachfilors are J. Edgar Hoover, FBI chief (he's] frightened by "female aggression on every year); Martin H. Ken- and independence," because in get- nelly, mayor of Chicago; Elliot! ting husbands," she adds "they Lawrence, bandleader; John Ring-; must be feminine in every way and nng North, the circus man; Bobby, show a dependent attitude toward Inomson, baseball hero; Montgo- the men they seek. Give a man mery Clift, movie actor; Howard j the reins and he will drive a wo- Hughes, - industrialist (another' man right up to the altar " hardy perennial)? Ed Litckenbach, ' ,,« ' f T - , war IS a far- Jr., shipping heir; Ben Grauerj Road Building Year Coming Up The aggressive policies of the Beckley Chamber of Commerce, during the year that is now closing, are to be stepped up to a still .more vigorous tempo in ihe year 1952. That was the tenor of remarks of both President Powers and Manager Bentley at the annual course- BUT MISS Fraser says: . -- ~ , - , ; "Every man wants to get got. To radio commentator; Warren Mag-' catch the man cf 1952 be ae*-es- nuson, U. S. Senator. sive but pleasant." BUT A POLL of 500 professional! Maybe a mixture of the two models here by Helen Fraser, head ( theories might help, girls. Just of the Barbizon Modeling School j throw your arm s around the guy's named these 10: ;neck -- and hold on until he gives - . . . . ,, ,,,, ,, ,.VOMII. v,i R irk Douglas, movie star; Henry;up. public pressure for fast transportation g a j; rard Broadway actor; Rudolph! This has worked millions of times over-Hie oceans to permit people to - ' teIeV1S1 ° n Star and New ' before visit foreign lands on their vacations, which are not long enough to sail leisurely across the ocean. Now for the price of passage by ship, they will be able to fly to'Europe, make the grand 'our, and be back at work, all in their two weeks off. Low-fare air travel abroad will also help our allies by leaving millions of dollars from tourists, who otherwise could not take the time to go abroad. Better for us and more self-respecting for our allies'to export dollars for the enjoyment and instruction of our people abroad, than to make outright gifts of the money. Matter of Fact 6y Joseph Msop WASHINGTON has picturesquely and quite truth-i policy even by General Vaughn ^" 1 " ^avfnrhtL^th'rm.^ 1 "^ the deddfa * r63SOnS ** Clark Nation Today... By James Marlon WASHINGTON -- S o far the con-(tax scandals the public gets less gressional investigation of tax than a full investigation. scandals has been a one-way The President: accompanied by interferences in;of Texas. Before Roosevelt's death .«? «*i*;t_ *_..AU I _ » _ i r i ~. . · , .. M ^ W M I , he ingratiated himself with Truman and Democratic National Chair- state. the rash of corruption in the Ad- ' | ident Roosevelt, the former oil lob- mimstration -- which is certainly! Connelly m turn was the key fig-jbyist was elevated to the Attorney required at this time - none the, U r e m the President's astonishing; Generalship: Caudle the third-rat- less lies in Harry S. Truman's self-reversal on the Pan American er who had ingratiated himself character. The trouble is thai thej Airways-American Overseas mer-i wi t h the second rater, was then President gives houseroom^ not to ? er -th e m dramatic of a l i j brought into the Justice Depart- wrongdoers, but to hopeless sec-1'triumphs of influence. And Connel-' me nt by Clark. ond-raters, who in turn admit t h e ' J y an d the other members of the. The real point about Caudle is v e « third and fourth-raters to the Ad-jWhite House clique of second-rat-quite clearly, not that he is dis-'f O r ministrations house. ' iers have persistently impede-! honest, but that he is hopelessly ;a c In the second Truman adminis-' Presidential action on the whole third rate. Like most of the other j ng tration, moreover, the second-rat-' R F - c -- Bu "l Boyle internal revenue! Federal employees implicated, m i c i 0 ers have gained noticeably. Sec- complcx of mess cs. They have al- the influence racket, the wretched! §Q F\R retary of the Treasury John~Snyder ; w a y s blamed lhe first reports of Caudle has dispensed hundreds of! m ittee has and Major General Harry Vaughn. troublc on malice and injustice, thousands -- perhaps even many present we have had always with us. But Thcy have alwav s encouraged the millions -- of dollars worth of fa-ig o e s to in Truman's first "period he a tj P r e s i d c n t to dc ^d the indefcnsi- v ° r s, in return for a few thousands! f or an least consulted and mainly followed! ble. Thus the unfortunate T r u m a n : of Collars worth of^pleasure, flat- ;rna; an extremely able personal advisor, Clark Clifford, on questions of street, even though it performed a public service with its disclosures. The investigators--members of 3 House Ways and Means subcommittee -- have taken a lot of trouble checking-on employes of the executive branch of the government and 'on civilians who have been linked with tax cases. And the committee has forced them to appear before it to answer questions in public hearings. But this committee did not do the same kind of job when members of Congress were involved. AT LEAST two House members, both Democrats, have been mentioned as either interfering in the tax fraud prosecutions or taking an unusual interest in them. But the committee did not force them to testify. ^And the committee gave its own} King, California In failing to be just as relentless . , Democrat, special treatment when there were rumors he had interfered in a tax case in his own with fellow members of Congres as they are with outsiders, congressmen simply follow a practice known pleasantly as congressional courtsey. THIS IS ANOTHER way of saying members of Congress don't very often embarrass other members of Congress or make trouble for them. Yet no one in Congress can pretend its members are always beyond reproach. We've 'had some recent ex-, amples to the contrary--J. Parnell Thomas. New Jersey Republican, and- Andrew May, Kentucky Democrat--both of whom were imprisoned for crookedness. Congress had nothing to do with disclosing their "wrongdoing. That came from the outside. The public has benefited from is congressional investigation, but that does not excuse the conv mittee from making a more thorough investigation than it did Bug Dust wasn't able this year to prime his heart with a verse or two of "Silent Night" and walk blithely into the Christmas season chanting "peace on earth, good will to men." The year has been a. bit unpleasant. A couple of automobile accidents, a brush with death for his wife, and a more or less permanent injury to his writing hand filled his heart with a heap of self-pity. This wasn't right, he thought, so he went out in search of the Christmas spirit. He didn't find it in the tinsel-bedecked market place. He didn't find it in the smiles of shoppers or from the gaily-wrapped packages they carried. He found it in an unpretentious three-room house that a family of 15 calls home. Bug Dust is a member of Rotary, a club whose theme is "service above self." One of the club's annual projects is spreading good will among unfortunate members of the community. This year, instead of having the gala Christmas party which had been custom for two years, the club members decided to take baskets to needy families. In that way they figured they could aid and comfort a lot more people than the 60-odd children they treated to a fine meal amidst a carnival atmosphere. They obtained the list of needy from the Department of Public Assistance, and divided them so each family would be treated to a sufficiency of holiday necessities as well as some of the niceties. Bug Dust was one of six who drew the family of 15. The gift basket won't go out until this weekend, but he and Doug Bryant paid the family a visit Saturday to find out what they needed and wanted. "Just anything," said the middle-aged wife, who sat before a low fire holding a four-month old daughter. "Folks like us need everything-you bring us whatever you want." The . offspring, a veritable stepladder of children ranging from 4 months to 19 years, stood around their mother and father while they talked. They had just finished breakfast and there were traces of food at the corners of their mouthes, but they were clean all right One impish little girl had found some lipstick and had smeared her mouth, but otherwise she resembled her sisters. The husband was a miner until 1932. A back injury banished him from the Mabscott mine, and all he has been able to do since is work at odd jobs. "I can't hold a job long," he said. "My Hips start bothering me and I have to give it up." ^ He has sold papers, worked in stores, most anything to augment the too few dollars given him by the DPA. He is not a lazy man, neighborhood folk say. He works when he can, but his age and his old injury have ravaged' hi* frail frame until he now is virtually unemployable. The older children work when they can. One of the girls works for tips in a skating rink, another works part-time in a store, and the oldest boy helps out at a drive-in theater when it operates. "What we want to do is educate these young-ins," the father said. "It's important today to have an education. I know. There is work I could do if I had gone longer to school. I just can't catch on. There's no future to digging ditches." *"^ He ahd;his large brood seemed happy. There was no bitterness in their hearts because of their plight. They have accepted the inevitable --that which renders some people poor even in the wealthiest of countries--and they're doing what they can to raise themselves by their bootstraps to a better level in the next generation. Some folk would say--those who stress family -planning--that this man and woman deserve nothing better when they continue to bring x children into their straitened circumstances. But who among us should judge when the Master Plainer has a hand in it? Today, Bug Dust is not interested in causes He is interested only in effects. In this instance Christmas would be a mighty blue day for the family of 15 if they didn't get little help from those more fortunate than they. The spirit of the season came to Bug Dust m that little house last Saturday. He wanted to do what the One he honors on Christmas would want him to do. ,He wanted to answer' the question: "Am I my brother's keeper?" with a resounding "YES." Last Week in Business and Finance Soft Spots Appeared "n Otherwise Optimistic U.S. Business Community Rv RffTHARn ffcifir !,,, -,n *u i..». i- .· . * By RICHARD FISKE AP Staff Writer NEW YORK--A quick glance up all over the lot. But there were ' a PP earfi d Possible, cent «ciw njn.jcv--A quicic glance at'-.-, _,r-- -e-^«-«m.ii t-uooiuic. i »_ciit business and inquiry showed busy i * " nner consumer goods cuts seem-! 101.3 r L. -^ _ . , , . - . . ;en certain. _ factories and crowded stores last! Week Reports of good business popped at 1041 per cent of rat. ' -mpare P dwita 1036 per of the previous week and a year ago There sched- ; side steel. were the other Kmg rf a hill nf S r r p ^ h i closed to the m,W ? least consulted and mainly followed : ""·· · L " v '° ""-" u """ i ""«^- u n m a n ; - * -«»*· «» ^.w^cu.c, n tt i.- ;rna y . V j s . has been tempted deeper and deep- ter y a "Q luxury. The big money j sorn e or into hot water " Viac hon» rrn^« K-- «ji« -._-._«. -- _ i t , '"1 * « -t · · ? " T? l n q u n e s - Tul has been made by the smart men who got around Caudle, and f'er.n* M ' erent fl eld Literary Guidepost Ui, v,iai«v \ ^ m i u i u , UI1 questions OI ,,-V,« ,, « ,,.. j /-· j, . ., a ailierent f l P l r t frnm *V,~ -* domestic policy: and he left foreign THE FIRST of the mink coats ^c^TSll h*^ » m^S^ has **«^£^*TM£ and defense matters to the bril-.was discovered on the back of one J ^JJ · So much ; weeks. P xV n a n t mor» tHon Tn nliST-rra f\t *U^«*^! r\f tVo HanC^vrc-nn r\f iVitc \\7Vittck --. " _ _ ^ ! .^r\a/";-O * -- - i _ _ liant men then in charge of those; of the hangers-on of this White ** One woul{J have problems. | House clique. Mrs. Merl Young. for men Iike Caudle if m ? ' Rut it is mnrr i m n n r t a n t tr* notf K:_ *u:_ _ _ »., . . Special treatment for coneress- - U - IMPRESSIONS RESPECTING NEW ORLEANS, by Benjamin Henry Boneval Latrobe. edited with introduction and notes by Samuel Wilson, Jr. (Columbia- §8.75) _ The diary and sketches, both m color and black and white which make up this handsome ·*"*-· «»~A»iv/jL»^ \JL me bfconu -- *· --*-- " ..«.- wi g iiiieves on tneir own" out in Truman adinistration was struck t h a t second-rateness at the center f act they are mainly petty favor when Louis A. Johnson replaced alrnost always begets corruption takers, who trade lunches, dinners, rt^i -,*· »»,« T 1 ~r- on the frinees. Here thp storv nf-ai'mlan** frmc hni;^-,-,-- ;..' TT .-j ' hv r. rt r,« · , ^..i,^.^ ....--. M.arvt; u ^ wis nanasome °y congressional committees j volume are interesting not iust - U nil SI! a I Tt'c 4Vs*» *-«*L TTTT_ -^ ! IT-» rta^i j-tf.nl t*-. .* * J _ _ · :_ , . . · , r xu ^ I'icii AUVC veiua*e n mey w e r e r - *~" --·c-^tooiwun turnmiueesi vuiume are intcresLincr not inct THE KEYNOTE of the second But : Jt 1S TM°TM important to note big thieves on their own; but inj'f not TUn ? suaI - It's the rule. When in general because thev describe fact they are mainly petty favor rale ls used in a case like the!New Orleans in 1818-1820 but be- niiii j-iuuio i-v. .^uiiiiiiuii tvpiacea -- --..---.,.- ~_ 0 -.^ ^-..«^..^.. V nr».tu. vnu uduc lununcs dinners James V. Forrestal at the head of o n the frin ?es. Here the story of airplane trips, holidays in Florida] the Defense establishment, while,Tberon Lamar Caudle is a case small loans and above al! flattery,'; the President's appointments sec-i in P° inl - · for the^ enormous benefits which. retary. Matt Connelly, began to be! Supreme Court Justice Tom the_^Federal government now has! regualrly consulted on policy mat- Clark, the clue to the Caudle story. in its § ift - ^W get the perfumed! _ ters. It.is probably complimentary, is? a former oil lobbyist before the ^TM SS *' ^' h{ch is chea P a "d nasty, j " to call the Connellys, the Vaughns; Texas Legislature who got into the J ne P e °P'e who get the cash, which! ^ , e l Prize winner William ·3«r4 tV\«» T^r.n-%1r5 T^^it-r-^^f- *-*^«s.^«. - * . _ t T k . _ * r T « » · . * i _ _ rs . . _ _ ,^S 31 IGSlSt rGl3tlV*CI V QU rublfi 3Hc3 3UlJCncr )?3 V'G 3 falcK rtf f K Ir* .-I Cerf-isms By Bcnn«H Cferf to call the Connellys, the Vaughns; Texas Legislature who got into the and the Donald Daw-sons mere sec- Justice Department in the R o o s e - , e n ond-raters. And the emergence of ; vclt administration under the pa- ! ! ! : TM2 "^ n fsty are the middle-; of man he is when a brash girl Connelly as a major Policy-maker. j tronage of Senator Tom Connally Se«men° who : middlemen ,ttP maiMnh iKimaTir · i Kouse and the *** ^ i£i\^e^ '41* %%U44, iMif ;iV|;iilZl4ii jCaudle may not have, and prob-lMr |a Ik TM° Crn Civ »hzation, fever. I t was an 18-day trip The CVZ^-OS q^ ^^ ^_ Sm ,^ 0 y^__ ^^^- .^^,*!~ Fio;^^^!^^^.^^^^^ ·H h« R»TTri frt vc-xiren * nr-*-i-. ^^~,,^~ . _ , _ . . . . . . ' Inntr ae Of\\-o-r-r\mA'nt -~,-..:_- ;_ *.*_ _ ' '· J U S t \ \ h a t VCU TC drtinP nnw l DCaranCP '. HP liL-or? . fVia ^Krs^^f^ (cause the author was a distinguished as well as perceptive observer. Latrobe was an architect. Born in England 'n 1764, he came to ihis new country only in 1796 but m time to do a lot of work on we National Capitol and White House. He has been praised, and ne has oeen condemned, as the man responsible for our Greek Revival. In late December, 1818, he set sail from Baltimore for New Orleans to take over work begun by ms son, who had died of yellow fever. I t was an 18-day trip. The was her opening southern city proved to have "a of W«tions - at La Guar dia airport (he Published by BECKL1TV NEWSPAPERS CORPORATION «nd entered Jn the post office at Becklcy U. Va and Hinton. W. Va. as second class mail matter THOMAS F. STAFFORD Managing Editor '£ e 5econd ratcr * » the White printed in th use for p^blicatior Tot ^ J i b e local nevrspapftr a. we!3 as all AP news dispatches. third raters every- over his friend shoulder at lunch time on New York, National Advertising Representatives STORY BROOKS --~ Chicago Boston. antee for t I he seccnd raters have much Inch buildin § i° b - and was startled to same standards of conduct as the! aiscover that Dougherty was Los Angles ^ An « eitt . SUBSCRIPTION RATES - Daily «no Sunday By mail only where we do no: nave established delivery tervice Dally and Sunday six months In adranc« ... · §500 Daily and Sunday one year in advance ... to XX When requesting a change of address give old'"adfl'r'e'sii as weh is new Two per ceni state sale* Ux must be added to above Mail Rste* for all subscription* within West Virginia For home de*v?r* ""i StnSj vour S!f l p ar ^P A ^ carrle " doalers rils Wutors are mdependen contractors and Beckley Newspaper* Corporation i, not responsible f or advaact raadt to ih«rn or their ' - ao me; ._ ,; the difference is that! ra " n £ on an absolutely blank) , -- jy are considerably more sharp. | sheet °f paper. "\Vhatever i» As many experiences have proven,! that? ' ? queried Clancy. "Ah, me ; the second raters are the mortal I b °y-" ' Sighed Dougherty, « "Tis a long as government service in the lj" a - ?, v ? at - vcure doing now. i pcarance". He liked the clfmate higher brackets is temporary and' v, I ' w h a t do you mean?" j there in winter, the beautiful girls, non-professional, the presence of . ed - * Th e invasion of pri-! the clean streets, the religious ,the second raters in the White! Va ° y ' ' sna PP ed the author. processions. He did not like the church music; the Choctaws whom ne found variously dirty, disgusting, naked or drunk; the slavish oependance of some owners on their slaves; the squeal of cart- wneels which According to the old jaw of the Spaniards, who had tried to prevent the movement of smuggled goods, had to go un- greased so that they couldn't go silently. After a brief return to the East, Latrobe made his second ^np overland to Wheeling and down the Ohio and Mississippi by boat He and his family traveled v i a Gettysburg, Chamberburg, Bedford, now eating a "miserable I enemies of the first rate men. ,,..,,. ! might clear the third raters out of the government. Meanwhile the , President will not fire subordinates . . from me old wife in County Kerry." "But there's nothuY written on the sheet at all, at all," exploded Clancy. "Naturally not," ,, -- -- - - ~ -- - V * « « * M * * - ^ i ·« · - « « i i « v _ ^ . A X 1 K . 4 I a 14JT ** *V) for inefficiency and second-rate- said Dougherty, puffing placidly on .ness. "Disloyalty j s the only t h i s pipe. "Me'and the old woman ·cnarge. And so the rot continues.) ain't shpeakin'." Hollywood By G«n* Hondsacker. HOLLYWOOD -- The Moscow radio propagandist, who speaks'in a Brooklyn accent, came up with this report: "Jesse Owens, the Negro athlete,, is now a doorman in a famous c y ear s. American night club. To earn a living, he has to race kangaroos and other fleet-footed wiKt animals." Gerald Mohr, the handsome, 35- year-old Voice of America's nrtan, responded by reporting: "Owens, formerly an executive of a" motor above a yea^go Vhen"^^^TM'^^ J* *£ arma - ment ,, ,at a record level °,gram hard and there was a good IT DIDN'T take much poking 1 JTM the situaticn mi § ht get 'around under the surface, how-: ., , i ever, to turn up disappointments' AL MOST TWO billion out of and soft spots. j every 10 billion dollars zuthorized Mild weather in many sections of for procurer nent and construction ie country slowed Christmas! were Io . st due to ^e marked in- lopping in affected areas. Re! fo? a f e in price since tn e spring of Iduced-price promotions were re-- '" the de P ar tment said. 'ported more common than in re- Defense mobiiizer Charles E. Wilson said manufacturers of civi- company, now has a business of his own." He then interviewed Oxvens at the mike -- fo completely Customers were described as :lian goods will get only about 50 choosey. If they couldn't get the P er cen t of their usual amounts of quality they wanted at the price (Critical metals during the first they liked they just dJon't buy.i lC 3 uarter _The biggest threat in the indust-j Defense Production Administra- nal world was tne possibility of a tor Manly Fleischmann added sub- strike. - stantial additional cutbacks will b« Curing the week the government necessary in the second quarter. refute the Communist nonsense. MOHR, A RADIO veteran ,... was Private Eye Philip Marlowe) and a rising movie actor, is trans-' cribing a whole series of these debunking broadcasts for the Voice of America. of such They'll hit the airways in January--not the overseas beams but the home-front kilocycles of individual stations. They're frankly to counteract criticism of the Vdice of America, Mohr said, and "to show Americans what their Voice Recordings of English-language broadcasts from Moscow. Budapest, and elsewhere behind the Iron Curtain are being inserted in the transcribed shows. Then Mohr CLYDE MILLER, assistant Wtor « ,h= Fccicra, Mfcdffita art SSS.^" ^JSSSSS safd re) Concihatjon Service. K Id there IT WILL HIT 111 Targe usm of n "^ 1 ctrr^^r I s±^.!Sja u r (rtlltd steel - copper and Meanwhile, steel mills were pro-; Fleischmann said if bad weather another ! caused another slowdown in the certain rural schools are over- |flow of^ steel scrap, defense produc- crowded. "But we consider that^'on win be severely hurt immedi- more than 30 children per room i ately. is overcrowding." Mohr retorted. I He described the copper and Why don't they mention the aluminum scrap situation as "pre- rnore than 250,000 free schools in (carious and almost disastrous" America? .And the improvements being made in heating and overcrowding?" Mohr got his assignment from previous experience in War and State Department films. He said the Voice of America gets 30.000 , ~ -- -·" «·"- v un_v vi .niueiild sclS oU UUU a cast of actors--voices the letters a month from behind the U. S. reply. Communist voice .-"Football is training American boys to be warlike. At least four boys are killed on every play. This inflames the mob and renders it susceptible to war-mongering." MOHR: "RATHER, it inflames the mob to kill umpires and referees." (He told me: "Statements that are patently ridiculous, we kid. Other more serious ones, we attack-") Moscow claimed that American schools are "desperately overcrowded" and are so lacking in heat that "children huddle together for warmth." The reply acknowledged that Iron Curtain. On the financial side or the ledger business loans were at a record high--$21,006.000.000--money in circulation was the highest since Dec. 24, 1947--$29.037.000.000--and brokers loans were highest since Auf ust--$1.078.000.000. On the New York Stock Exchange, prices slipped a little. and dirty snacfc" and now stopping at a "dirty hole of a ta.vern r . That journey took more than 10 weeks. A reflective msn, Latrobe left in his · notebooks some passing thoughts on Richelieu, the observance of the Sabbath, burial customs and other matters. Looking Backward Today (From The Register files) 10 TEARS AGO The budget for the office of the county clerk and sheriff were increased while that of the prosecuting attorney was cut when the county court set up the new year's budget The Army and Navy swept the ranking officers of the · Hawaiian area from their commands because the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor caught U. S. defense forces by surprise, American bombers were blasting invasion forces on Vigan- Moscow reported Germans thrown back almost 100 miles from the capital. 20 YEARS AGO Dr. E. H. Hedrick was elected head of the Raleigh Countr Medical Society. G: L. Heaberlin, local insurance man, was elected president of the board of directors of the Beckley Chamber of Commerce- · . The Japanese planned a drive on Chinese bandits.

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