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FOUR EVENING TIMES, CUMBERLAND, MD, THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 1952 Phone 4600 for a WANT Al> Taker Evening & Sunday Times How To Torture Your Wife Every Afternoon (except Sunday) and Sunday Mnrnin?. Published by The Times and Alleganlan Company, 1-9 South Mechanic Street, Cumberland, Md. Entered as second class mail matter at Cumbnrland, Maryland, under the act of March 3, 1879 Member o! the Audit Bureau o; Circulation Member or The Associated Press Telephone 4600 Weekly subscription rate by Carriers: One wecl: Eve. only 30c; Evening Times per copy, 5c; Eve. 4 Sun. Times. 40c per week: Sunday Times only, IQc pei copy. The Evening Times and Sunday Times assume no financial responsiblUty for typographical errors in advertisements but will reprint that part ol an advertisement in which the» typographical error occurs. Errors m is: bt reported at once. Thursday Afternoon, January 31, 1952 OUR COUNTRY The union of /leorts, the union of hands and the Flag of our Union forever. — Morris Egypt Must Wait The UNITED STATES has always lent encouragement to wholesome expression of nationalism in any quarter of the globe. Its voice has been on the side of freedom. Consequently there must inevitably be considerable sympathy in this country for the aspirations to self-determination which are now rising to the surface across the whole breadth of the Middle East, in Iran, Egypt, Tunisia and elsewhere. Yet we cannot help but regret that in both Iran and Egypt a legitimate campaign for national liberty has fallen into the hands of inflammatory extremists who are doing harm to their own cause and that of the whole free world. The focus today is on Egypt, where mob emotions fanned by irresponsible leaders and press have engulfed Cairo in a wave of uncontrollable violence. The recent riots prove that death and the widespread destruction of property are the certain accompaniment of the course chosen by these foolhardy Egyptians. It is one thing for the Egyptians to wish to be left alone to manage their own affairs. IT IS ANOTHER for them to remember that their geographic situation, with the vital Suez Canal link to the East, makes them an important, but vulnerable, part of the free world's barrier against communism. Unfortunately, the Egyptians themselves are not capable of defending the Suez or its hinterland. And that is principal reason the British insist upon maintaining troops there. For the Egyptians to rail against the British in this situation is totally unreasonable and unrealistic, since without some effective substitute force the Suez would to all intents stand undefended. And here it is well to recall that such a substitute has been proposed. The Western powers have invited Egypt to join a Middle East Command which jointly would take over the defense of the.Suez. In such a setup, British troops might figure as merely one element in a multi-national force—or not at all. EGYPT'S ANSWER to this plan is an unqualified rejection. Its leaders have committed themselves rigidly to ousting the British, with no adequate plan for protecting the Suez in their absence. The Egyptians flatly decline to accept the world's estimate of the canal's Importance, or its measure of their own military insufficiency. Seen in this ight, their upsurging nationalism cannot earn the support from other free peoples that it normally would command. There is such a thing as putting first things first, even in the realm of nationalist ambitions. The first thing today is the defense of all free nations together. Until we are secure against communism, Egypt shall have to wait to rid its soil of all foreign "interlopers." So long as it stubbornly insists otherwise and declines to join fair cooperative effort for the defense of the Suez, the major powers have no choice but to maintain that protection in their own way. The Egyptians may continue to kill and burn in protest, but this will get them little but bitterness and frustration. This is no day for the accomplishment of selfish ends at the expense of the free world community. Gnawed Nails serious AMTre^^-x j A CHECK WITHOUT ] SUFFICIENT MOWeV J BANK To IT. -THE CROOKS WHO DO IT G£T /^Ho LOTS OF TODAY HIM A DOLLA LaS^L /ACTfOW OF COURSE OF A VXWAM V/HO ACCOUNT. cwecfc WAS A FACE IT WAS ON HO,' HO,'HO.' FUNDS, sue PRISON By w. T. WEBSTER Whitney Bolton Looking Sideways Thomas L. Stokes Governors Well Trained For Presidency WASHINGTON—Being governor of a state is regarded as good training for the White House. It is the same sort of executive task except, of course, on a much smaller scale. This promotion has proved out well on test, as our history shows. It may be observed, initially, that since the beginning of the century the White House has been occupied for 32 of the 51 years by former governors, including the three preeminent presidents of that time— Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson and Franklin D. Roosevelt. This is a pertinent consideration in the situation confronting the American people this year. Because of the confused and fretful times there is a tendency observed to seek the unusual, the bizarre and the politically Inexperienced and uninitiated—a quest for a deliverer or savior, on one hand; or, on the other, to accept resignedly what we have rather than to search available new leadership of demonstrated experience. This is a time to keep our balance and seek the sort of experience the Presidency requires. A good place to look for that Is among governors. pened to the Truman Administration, who have been good objectives tarnished by mismanagement an.d self-seekers, there is a governor available, a governor of a great state who has had experience as well in Federal government affairs, both domestic and foreign. He is Adlai Stevenson of Illinois. Both of these men have been projected into the Presidential nomination picture lately with new emphasis. Governor Stevenson is getting increasing mention among Democrats since he came here a few days ago to confer with the party leader. President Truman. Governor Warren has announced that he is considering entry into tw'o other state primaries—Wisconsin and Oregon—and otherwise is planning as active a campaign ax his duties will permit. As for the role of governors In the White House, it Is worth while and timely to make a brief review. dency, was Calvin Coolidge of Massachusetts. William McKinley came from Congress, a member of the House, as did Warren G. Harding, a Senator when nominated, while William Howard Taft and Herbert Hoover both had been Cabinet officers previously. Both of the latter were defeated for re-election. Both Theodore Roosevelt and Calvin Coolidge were re-elected. FORTUNATELY, there is one of outstanding ability In each party whom it would behoove our people to consider while there is yet time— six months ahead of our national conventions—before the situation becomes frozen. To those in the Republican party who do not find their answer in either Senator Taft of Ohio or a professional military man—General Elsenhower—there is a governor who has managed the numerous and diffuse problems of a great state now for nine years. He Is Earl Warren of California, who is serving his third term. For Democrats who have become disillusioned over what has hap- OF THE LAST four Democratic Presidents—the only four since the Civil War—all went to the White House' from the governor's office except the present incumbent, Harry Truman. The others, all included in any list of great Chief Executives, were Grover Cleveland, who was Governor of New York, Woodrow Wilson, Governor of New Jersey, and Franklin D. Roosevelt, Governor of New York. The figure ranked at the top among Republican occupants of the White House during the same general period, and always rated among our notable Presidents, Theodore Roosevelt, was Governor of New York when he was nominated and elected Vice-President. later to succeed to the White House on the death by assassination of William McKinley. The other Republican governor to become President, also by succession from the Vice-Presi- THE TWO governors now available, the Republican Warren and the Democratic Stevenson, not only have fine records, but both have demonstrated vote-getting ability in great states with .diverse cross- sections of population. Their records surpass, when all attendant circumstances are considered, the 431,000 majority victory of Senator Taft in last year's Ohio election of which his promoters make so much. Adlal Stevenson won by a majority of 572,000 in Illinois in 1948 in a .veritable revolution by ballot which he and Paul Douglas, who was elected Senator at the same time by 407,000 majority, created to unseat the state's entrenched and corrupt Republican machine. President Truman squeezed through in Illinois with a bare 33,000 margin against Governor Thomas E. Dewey, the Republican Presidential candidate. Governor Warren, who began his career as governor with a 342,000 majority in 19,42, won nomination on both Republican and Democratic tickets when he swept the state again in 1946, and in 1950 he beat James Roosevelt, the late President's son, almost two to one in a state which has gone Democratic by large majorities in Presidential elections during that time and In which Democratic registration has always far exceeded that of Republicans. These two men deserve a look if proved capacity Is what we want in the White House. (Onltrd Feature Syndicate) Peter Edson Rubber Prices Snap Back When U. S. Buys A PSYCHOLOGIST who has studied the matter has concluded that one reason some people bite their fingernail!: is that they wish to inflict punishment on themselves for rea or imagined guilt. He said that there was a definite correlation between maladjustment and nail-biting in some of the younger subject.? he .studied. Apparently «ome maladjusted ones take out their frustrations on their cuticle. The psychologist may have a sound theory. But there is at least one other .school of nail-biters. These are the nervous people who have been with us always, but who are growing in number these days. Life becomes faster and faster and it sometimes seems that the list of things to be nervous about increases every day. With planes traveling faster than sound, traffic' fatalities mounting so that a man must worry about whether he will reach the other side when he starts across the street, and the ever-present possibility that the atom bomb will send civilization skyrocketing up in a mushroom of radioactive smoke, it is a wonJer that there is a fingernail left in the world. News And Advertising A LEADER IN THE advertising business told the recent convention of the Newspaper Advertising Executives Association that advertising in a newspaper has far more force on public opinion than the news and editorial columns. Recognizing that a newspaper needs both news and ads, we shall pass lightly, in the spirit of "live and let live," over the possibly'derogatory implications. But the line of reasoning is interesting. This executive spoke critically of the fact that mast news, as selected by editorial judgment, is bad news, and that "peace and contentment; are not news." This view, not uncommon, is only partly right. Peace would b'e the biggest story of the era, if it happened. But it is true that most news is bad; that's because news is the unusual, and it is the bad which is unusual. We can thank God for it. If goodness and happiness were news, the world would be in a bad way. WASHINGTON CNEA) — The story of how General Services Administrator Jess Larson and his aides lowered the price of natural rubber from 80 cents a. pound to 50 ',3 cents isn't as well known as it should be. It makes a pleasant variation to the usual pattern of steadily rising prices In this inflationary age. This inflation has been done in little more than a year. Not only has the price been lowered. The chaotic world rubber market has betn stabilized, and the supply of raw rubber has now been built up to the point where there Is enough for both military and civilian needs. Before war broke out in Korea, rubber sold at around 50 cents a pound, dockslde in the U. S. In' the five months that followed, with every major power In the world scrambling for rubber, the price shot up to 80 cents. U. S. government buyers for the Munitions Board stockpile found themselves bidding up the price and competing against buyers for the privately owned American rubber companies. This was costing the taxpayer millions of dollars because both sets of buyers were seeking rubber for national defense orders. TO END THIS rat race, Administrator Larson as chief procurement officer for the government got together with representatives of the American rubber companies. On Dec. 29, 1950, they were able to announce that the government would become exclusive buyer and importer of natural rubber for all users. Larson then made a number of quick moves. He pulled out of the New York market and started buy- Ing In the Far East -- Singapore, Indonesia, Ceylon. He cut the government price to the rubber companies to 66 cents » pound. And he began to pull supplies out of stockpile, under his au- tority to rotate reserves to keep them fresh. Effects of these moves were to drop the world price by seven cents a pound. THEN THE government ordered synthetic rubber production stepped up. The government owns practically all U. S. synthetic rubber plants, though they are operated on contract by private companies. Pro- History From The Times Files TEN YEARS AGO January 31, 1942 Huge tractor-trailer truck owned by Cumberland Motor Express reduced to a mass of twisted wreckage by a fire in Ignition on Fairview Mountain. Franklin Johnston, publirJier of the American Exporter, speaks before Rotary Club. Board of Education announces beginning of new defense training classes. THIRTY YEARS AGO January 31, 1922 Death of William H. Murray, 81. of LaVale, a Civil War veteran. Armed guards stationed around local banks on a Up from Baltimore that yeggman are on their way. Western Maryland Railway announces the leasing of shops at Elkins, W. Va. TWENTY YEARS AGO January 31, 1932 Early morning explosion damages residence at 116 Harrison Street. Fire razes bi-ngalow home of Arthur Martin, of Westemport. Sudden death of Charles Robert Morris, 65, attorney. FORTY YEARS AGO January 31, 1912 Runaway horse hitched to a sleigh, causes high excitement on Baltimore Street. Bill introduced Into General Assembly for $50,000 addition to Frostburg State Normal School. Death of Mrs. Agnes Mullen, of Piedmont, W. Va.. wife of Patrick Mullen, B&O conductor. duction' in 1950 was about 300,000 tons a year. This was stepped up gradually to the present level of 800,000 tons a year. The government's ceiling price on synthetic rubber to the industry is 26 cents a pound. Costs average 24 ! ,i cents a pound, varying from 20 cents for synthetic made from petroleum to 38 cents for production from alcohol. This differential, plus National Production Authority orders requiring the use of synthetic with raw rubber, stretched rubber supplies and helped bring down the price. To stabilize the market still further, government buyers stopped buying when the market price was up. started again when the price dropped. In the spring of 1951 there wr>s a period of nearly two months when not a pound was bought for the American market. LARSON won't tell wh;it government rubber buyers paid for some of their big purchases. But the suspicion that much rubber was bought for far less than the government's selling price of 66 cents a pound was confirmed last June, when the ceiling price was dropped to 62 cents a pound, Jan. 17, 1952, the price was again cut to 50V4 cents. Government purchases last year were around 400,000 tons, not counting purchases for the stockpile. Size of the stockpile is kept secret, but It has frequently been estimated at a five year reserve. Buying natural rubber at 45 to 47 cents-in the Far East markets and selling at 50 .cents has not made the government any profit-as that was not the purpose. But it has covered all administrative, shipping and handling expenses. THE WORLD rubber situation has now been so well stabilized that sometime before April 1, Administrator Larson expects to announce that the U. S. government will step out of the market as exclusive buyer for American interests. By mid-summer, world rubber HE CAME shuffling down Seventh Avenue the other night;, his torn overcoat flapping and a wonderful grin lighting, his aged face. Here was a man without a quarter walking under the marquee of a theater which once had borne his name in hip-high lights. Queues used to line up in front of the box office when he appeared there. Now Judy Garland was singing there and he was cut on the •sidewalk, but laughing. He didn't even seem to notice that he was standing in front of the Palace. "What's so funny?" I asked. "Life," he said. I was in no mood for a dissertation on Fate, complet* .with Chek- hovian philosophies, so we t ingled hands for a moment and I went on about my business. And then I got trf thinking about him. The man whom laughter had ruined. HE ONCE WAS a great ventriloquist, known from Coast to Coast. He could do amazing things, stunts beyond the strained attempt of any other ventriloquist. You could watch his throat when he was working good and never see it move. He was phenomenal. And then some electronic wizard discovered how to make movies talk and the old boy was, with, vaudeville, out of business. When vaudeville died, he died. He played a few supper clubs. He journeyed out to Flatbush and made a couple of those • early talking shorts. They weren't very good. Later, a man named Edgar Bergen came *along and proved that a ventriloquist could work successfully in talking pictures, but my boy was too early. So his world collapsed, but not for long. He came up off the floor with an idea. FOR YEARS HIS hobby had been studying the tricks of fake mediums and exposing them. He loved to come across a really smart, shrewd medium with a new gimmick and. tear into it. He decided to use his knowledge and set up as a medium —but a superlatively good one. He used the exquisite perfection of his ventriloquism to help him along. He took an elegant suite in a conservative hotel and his clients came there. His fees were high and he gave value received. He'd fix it for you to talk to anyone. Did you wish to contact Shakespeare and find, out from the horse's mouth whether Will or Bacon wrote the plays? My boy would bring Shakespeare's voice into the room. He always played Will as a nervous, irritated person who barked his anger at even being questioned about Bacon and the authorship of the plays. Will even spoke- in a Stratford dialect. Also, my hero loved to have Mary, Queen of Scots, called for. He had a great Mary routine, involving some harsh and unroyally frank words about Queen Elizabeth. And so his bank_account rose and he was having a'wonderful time. Ladies with grief-ravaged faces came to him and asked for contact with dead husbands or sweethearts. Men came for advance ''ps on the stock market. But at the bottom of it, he wasn't completely happy. It wasn't like coming out on a lighted stage, with the pit band playing it lively and maybe 1,500 people out front applauding. He missed that. And his sense of humor used to trip him, at times, too. ONE DAY a sorrowing lady came to him. It was a day when he was angry with himself for this charlatanism. She wanted to talk to her husband and, by astute questioning, the ventriloquist got a pretty accurate picture of what kind of man the husband had been. Accordingly he produced the voice. It came from a vase on the mantel. The lady listened, and burst into tears. "Maestro!" she cried. "I have been to the best mediums in Europe and America, but none ever brought me the living, exact, undeniable voice of my dear husband. You are the greatest medium in the world!" This overcame him. The ham, the actor in him rose, and, taking a stance of. pompous confidence, he intoned: "Madame, how would you like to hear me bring you your husband's voice while I am drinking a glass of water?" Things began to go bad for him • soon after that. (McNaught Syndicate, Inc.) Marquis Childs Hear Washington Calling WASHINGTON—With the troubles of the free half of the world reflected in flaming headlines, It may be some small consolation to know that all is far from well behind the iron front of communism. Reports to foreign diplomats and to the State Department tell of the decline of production and of the rise of something like passive revolt in the satellite states. So serious has the situation become in East Germany that it can no longer be concealed. The food situation is so threatening that It has at last been publicized in official Communist publications. One • result is that the heads of German Communists will roll. This, however, will not remedy production failures. But a. more serious situation, and It has thus far been kept pretty well under cover, exists in Czechoslovakia. Far more than any of the other satellites, the Czechs had a Westernized industry and the skills that go with it. They had, too, a deeply democratic tradition. THERE IS growing evidence that the methods of forced production ^applied by the Russian bosses in 'Czechoslovakia are having an effect almost exactly the opposite of the one desired. The Czechs simply are not producing in anything like the expected quantities the high- quality products nor the commodities essential to Russia's war machine. As hours of work a day have been stretched out, absenteeism has become a problem so serious that It. has called forth repeated scoldings" in press and radio. Threats and intimidation have had little influence in forcing sullen Czechs to work long hours at speed-up tempo, Subtle forms of passive sabotage are proving more or less Immune to force, To supplement other Intimidations and punishments, the Russian masters are suggesting a work-or-starve choice for those who fail to live up to production schedules. One of the features of the official Czech radio is the reading of letters from citizens which are then answered by Communist officials. Recently a letter was read in which the writer protested that he had not been able to get a' food ration card since illness had prevented him from working. The official reply was phrased In scornful terms—was anyone foolish enough to think that they could eat if they did not work? They had better quickly disabuse themselves of any such silly Western notions. But whether even hunger will have the calculated results ! is doubtful. such letter said that the Czech people were tired of hearing the virtues of work and more work extolled over and over again. This last is, of course, the monotonous theme song of Communist propaganda, particularly in the satellite states where it is a sub- situte for anything more/ tangible in the way of a carrot held out before the truculent donkey. Copies of confidential reports smuggled out. of Prague Indicate that Voice of America broadcasts are widely listened to 1 and are a, source of worry to-harassed officials trying, to whip the Czechs Jnto line. Similarly, the propaganda efforts pi volunteer groups are taking hold Reports of the same kind of passive resistance are coming from both Hungary and Rumania. But Moscow had expected less from these two countries, since the level of industrialization was much lower than in Czechoslovakia. AS THOUGH to provide an outlet for mounting tensions, some letters read on the official radio express the current discontent. One markets should again be completely free. It will take the industry this three-month interval to build up its inventories, now at low levels because of government supply. The U. S. government will continue to buy natural rubber for the strategic stockpile. NPA will also continue rubber Inventory controls and specification controls which regulate the amount of synthetic rubber that must be blended with the natural. Return to a free rubber market will mark successful conclusion of the first defense program to Increase the supply of a raw material for both military and civilian needs, at a fair price to both producer and consumer. TO BASE ANY great optimism on these reports would be not merely naive but dangerous. Even though production' falls, the techniques of total tyranny seem ample to hold these satellite peoples in tragic subjugation. To" what extent Russia can count on the armed forces of the subject nations is also a question quite aptrt from the widespread Internal dissension believed to exist beneath the surface of fear and censorship. From Hungary come reports that. all Hungarian forces have been moved into Russia for "training" while Soviet Russian troops have taken over Inside Hungary. Presumably, Hungarian divisions -will return thoroughly Sovietized, both In training and in indoctrination. This process Is said to be well advanced in Bulgaria. • EVEN IF THE most optimistic Interpretation is put on reports of passive resistance in the satellites, their troubles seem small compared to the blazing headlines out of Egypt and Tunisia. Here are the symptons of mass revolt. What we have seen thus far are merely preliminary explosions that serve chiefly to illuminate the terrible peril inherent in the vast powder magazine of Africa and Southeast Asia. These explosions cannot be repressed by force applied by the West even if sufficient force were available, which it Is not. That is a lesson we seem very reluctant to learn. The Russians can apply barbarous force and it may be effective in holding a subject people In sullen repression. But this the West can never do. (United Feature Syndicate) So They Say There should be room In the Republican party, without vilification or recrimination from each other, for all whose names may be submitted for consideration at the Chicago convention. —Gov. Earl Warren of California, I have never known a man to get the nomination who did not seek It. In the highly improbable event it should come to me, I would not accept. —Sen. Paul Douglas (D., 111.). Because we value the welfare of the Individual above all else, ' we have paid the "fines." But we havs not paid willingly and we state clearly . . . that our patience is not Inexhaustible. —Secretary of State Dean Achesou. Hal Boyle AP Reporter's Notebook 1 By BOB THOMAS (For Hal Boyle) HOLLYWOOD—Who has the most temperament, actors or actresses? The actors, says Maureen O'Hara. Miss O'Hara is obviously an actress. .-She Is aUio red-haired and Irish, so one would expect her to toss a tantrum on the movie sets. But no, she remarked, it's the male members of the casts who get temperamental. • What do they do? "Many things," she replied. "They come in late to the studio In the morning. They fret about their makeup. They have a tizzy because they don't have enough dialog. They spend 'minutes in front of a mirror so they can get one lock of hair to dangle correctly on their foreheads. They are late getting into their costumes after lunch." She added that the men are uncooperative about their off-stage dialog. When tbe actress has a closeup and the actor is. not in tha camera's range, he will usually go to his dressing room and play cards, she said. The dialog director or script clerk then reads his lines. "NOT ME," SHE declared. "I stay there and read the off-stage lines myself." She indicated it aided the performer to have the lines come, from the person who is really in the scene. "Oh, yes, it is the men who have the temperament and the vanity," she vowed, "not the women." However, she hastily made an exception of her present co-star, E*rol Flynn, who Is "extremely nice." (Probably the first tiice he has been called that.) George Sherman, who is directing the pair in "Against All Flags," remarked that temperament is a negligible factor in movie-milking nowadays. The veteran director said that star tantrums have virtually disappeared from the Hollywood scene in the last two years. "The only one who gets away with il; any more is Shelley Winters and she's crazy." he said frankly. "I directed her in her first picture after she made her hit in 'A Double Life. 1 She said to me, 'George, you understand me. You know I'm crazy, and all these other people have to find it out the hard way.'" Sherman said that tbe industry could no longer afford time-wasting temperament. That has been a development of the last two 'years, when movie magnates concluded that economy was essential, if the business was to survive. "SUPPOSING WE GOT Into a. hassle with an actress who didn't like a dress that had been made for her," the director cited. "We might go around and around on the subject for a whole afternoon. Meanwhile, 110 members of the crew would be sitting around without getting any film shot. "An afternoon's delay would mean the loss of at least $10,000 or $12,000. Studios can no longer afford such losses when they're caused by an actress' whim." Sherman, who started with the old Biograph company in 1920 and worked his way up through the ranks, spoke wistfully of temperament In the old days. "The star was king in those days, noi the budget," he said. "A star like Milton Sills might have gotten a traffic ticket on the way to the studio. That could have upset him so much that he couldn't act that day. The picture would .suspend until he got in the mood again." I suggested that perhaps Hollywood is a duller place because of the lack of temperamental stars. "Could be," he said. (Associated Press) George Dixon Washington Scene WASHINGTON—Nobody squawks with quits as much righteous indignation as a cheater who's been cheated. In the course of an illustrious career devoted to making the way of the transgressor hard, FBI Chief J. Edgar Hoover has encountered tills phenomenon times without number. But he's just run up against a new one that has h'lm holding his sides with laughter. Back in December, the FBI grabbed * versatile lady who calls herself Goldie Silverman. She has a criminal record as long as her check-writing arm. This time she was grabbed In California on charges of working a $36,450 forged check swindle on the Marine Midland Trust of New York. Since her capture, Goldie has been most cooperative with the G-men. She has told them everything they wished to know with forthright goodwill. It turns out that she holds no animus against the forces of law and order. Her wrath is reserved for a certain New York automobile dealer, Shortly before she blew out of Manhattan following the bank swindle, she told Director Hoover, she bought a medium-priced;, car. It was supposed to be brand new. But it soon developed technical difficulties and she took it to another garage. The repairman told her the speedometer had been glm- micked; that the car had been driven at least 7,000 miles. Director Hoover almost blew his stack when the lady swindler added in high moral indignation: "Some people will do anything lor money. Thai. . . car dealer ought to be put in jail!' 1 SHOULD YOU BE in the vicinity of Georgetown University gymnasium next Monday night, do not think that an epidemic of smallpox has broken out. It will be just the ladies of the GOP wearing black elephant beauty spots on their loyal Republican kissers. Once again the Republicans are holding a box supper to raise funds for whomsoever tha party puts up for President. The flower of GOP manhood will be there, but it will be the ladies who attract the attention. There's going to be a sort of beauty show, with a line of pulchritude called the "Lincoln Lassies." Mary Hurley, daughter of Former Secretary of War General Pat Hurley, will be "Miss D. C." She comes from a line of brave men and women. Her father Is so brave he runs for office down in New Mexico on. the Republican ticket. All the dames will wear the black beauty spoU, cut in the shape of elephants. This idea was conceived by Peggy St. Lewis, wife ol Former Assistant Attorney General Roy St. Lewis. Before putting it into operation, however, Mrs. St. Lewis studied the effect by pasting spots on Mrs. Ruth Snoop and tearing them off. Groaned Mrs. Shoop: "I regret I have but one hide to give to my party." The elephant beauty spots will be sold at the box supper, 25 cents for a package of ten. I am commending this to the attention of Barnee, the Old Maestro, who will dispense music for the Republicans. For him it's a bargain that shouldn't be passed up. For $3 he can buy enough spots to bids his whole pan. .(King Features, Inc.)

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