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FOUR EVENING TIMES, CUMBERLAND, MD. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1952 Phone 4600 for a WANT AD Taker Evenin^ & Sunday Times And Nothing Can Be Done About It By w. T. WEBSTER Whitney Bolton Every Atternoon (txctpt Sunday) and Sunday Morning. Published by The Times and Albanian Coa>p»ny. 1-9 South Mechanic Street. Cumtterland. Md. _ Entered ai second clam mall matter »t Cumborlsnd, Maryland, under th« act ot March 3, 1818 _ _ Member ot the Audit Bureau o( Circulation Member of The Associated Press Telephone 4600 __ _ _ _ __ _ Weekly subscription rate by Carrleri: One weei Efs. only 30c; Evening Times per copy, 6c; Ere. & Sun, Time», 40c per week; Sunday Times only, IQo pet eopy^ Th« Evening Tlmeo ana Sunday Tlmeu assume no llnan- c!«.l responslbt'ity (or typographical errors In advertisements but will reprint that part ot sn advertisement In which the typographical error occurs. Errors must b« reported at once. Thursday Afternoon, February 7, 1952 OUR COUNTRY The union of hearts, tht union of hondi and tha Flag of our Union loreiei. — Motfii Income Equality i .i j ONE OP THE GREAT but false boasts of the Soviet Union is that the Communist regime has built a society in which people are more nearly equal' in income than anywhere else in the world. The truth is that American capitalism, which the Beds revile as the exploiter of ordinary humanity, has .gone farther than any other economic- political system to narrow the spread be- -tween the highest and lowest incomes. Even -Socialist Britain, with its determined effort to achieve this very end, has not succeeded as have we in the United states. Obviously the reason cannot be because the rich in this country are less rich than the most privileged in Russia and Britain. The ..British have systematically sought to cut down the wealthy, and the top bracket ; Russians, though far better off than they want the people to realize, don't range very high by American standards. The real story, as pointed out recently by Peter F. '"Drucker in the Saturday Evening Post, is that the "poor" people of the United States are so much more fortunate economically than the wretched lower classes of Europe and Asia. THE NATIONAL Bureau of Economic •Eesearch, an outfit studying long range trends and not given to spectacular state- 'ment, calls what has happened to America's average individual incomes in the past 25 •years "one of the greatest social revolutions in history." More than 50 per cent of ' America's families now have what is considered a "middle class" income. Back • around 1900, only 25 per cent of the families were that well off. And these gains have been made despite a notable inflation that finds the 1952 dollar worth roughly one third of the 1900 dollar. For instance, the yearly income of the average U. 8. factory worker has zoomed to $3000 today, against about $500 at the turn of the century. That's a sixfold advance, and means his real income has doubled despite the cheapening of the dollar. Drucker calls attention to another striking trend that is lifting up this country's lower income groups and diminishing the range between high and low. This is the remarkable tendency of ordinary folk to participate in the ownership of the country's largest businesses. The Bell Telephone System now has 1,000,000 stockholders. Of these, some 200,000 are company employes. Standard OH Company of New Jersey has 220,000 stockholders, Including many workers. ALTOGETHER, 15,000,000 Americans, one out of every 10 men, women and children, are today stock owners. In other words, they have a financial stake themselves in the operation of our capitalist economy. If you add to these all the people who have a share in business indirectly, through savings deposits and life insurance payments which afford business a prime source of capital, you get a much larger figure. So the country which Communists—and Socialists too—constantly excoriate as the despoiler of the masses is in fact doing far better by the masses than the enemies of capitalism have any hope of doing. The kind of equality they talk about is the kind we already have and are steadily getting more of. The sort the Reds are achieving is largely accomplished by leveling the top brackets, except for the privileged few of the ruling regime. It is a destructive process that seeks to make a virtue of "organized depression." Our increasing economic equality is attained not by leveling but by raising up the low brackets toward a standard of genuine well-being for all. Ancient Plow Woman A SPRY OLD LADY of 104 in Whitesburg, Kentucky, insists that she will do the spring plowing this year behind the family mule as she has done most of her life. She sees nothing particularly amazing about her desire to continue doing arduous labor after more than a century of life. Her attitude is refreshing in this day when work is too often regarded as a nece.-wary but unpleasant part of living. Few people can hope to have the starama and energy to continue doing hard work into an advanced age. But work gives purpose to living and without purpose living to be quite old becomes futile and painful. When God decreed That man must earn his bread by the sweat of his brow he compensated for the toil by adding the sense 1 of accomplishment that comes when the bread has been earned. At whatever age men approach work they can receive joy in payment for it. if they know that work is a privilege and not a drudgery. HEARD A GOOD ONE ToDAY ABOUT A SHIFTLESS, LA2.Y HILL-BILLY COUPLE. ^ SOL55 Of WHOSE FG£T HAD \ TOUGHENED BY GOING-} ALL HIS LIFE, VsWS <M PROMT OF-TFH= FIKCPLACE o«& HIS You D SETTER Aiov/E YOU&. FOOT A M\TE, RAW; ST?\NP;M'OAJ A LNE * WHICH FOOT, AS LONG AS KILLING TIME, GO OVER AND GET A ~I6W€"L- HELP ME DRY DISHES. Looking Sideways THE WRECKERS are about to move in on a little red building cm lower Fifth Avenue, tearing away some brick-enclosed Americana in the interests of a' soaring, modern apartment house which will rise on the site from which issued many of the best works of not one but three famed native writers. Whenever you read about 21 Fifth Avenue, you read that a little cigar- puffing man with a haystack of snow-white hair used to sit in bed there and write until his 'fingers couldn't hold the pen any longer. I don't want to chip away any glamour from this indulgent portrait of Mark Twain, but I think it is historically serviceable to put down that an also famous penman named James Renwlck once lived and worked there and that his close, favored friend, Washington Irving, was a familiar of the house, combining both a dinner date and a job of writing under its hospitable roof. Irving was the kind of r-jm who would ride down from distant Tarrytown to slice a roast with Renwick and use his travel time to think out something to write about. When, at last, he drew up in front of Renwick's house Irving would be afire to say, "Good evening, may I borrow your pen and some paper?", and forthwith go to a low desk near the fireplace and get 200 or 300 since-famed words down before they slipped away from him. Thomas L. Stokes Ickes, Fighter For Public, Will Be Missed WASHINGTON—Harold L. Ickes' career has a meaning which it is worth while to pause and ponder for a moment. And that meaning never had so much significance as now— as the time of his death at the age of seventy-seven. ' A rugged and persistent, battler since a young man against those who seek special privileges from government, local and Federal, at the expense of the general public interest, he died at a time when the spotlight is being turned with shocking result on spoilsmen of that breed, both in and out of politics, and operating in both local and national government. He, himself, had warned of this noxious growth that finally bloomed in full flower to the discredit of an Administration to which he had given such devoted, able and honest public servlfce for so long. Since he left the government six years ago, he had called attention repeatedly to the business-in-poli^ tics and politics-in-business taint that he saw developing to an alarming degree. He never stopped his jeremiads— and they were that, for he was master of the brutal word—and they, In turn, helped to inspire those who were turning on the light. Behind him he leaves for this task, the example of his unquenchable spirit of constant alertness to the public interest. as Secretary of Interior for 13 years, longer than any other ever held that important post. Never was it touched by a breath of scandal, and it i* » tremendous and far-reaching agency requiring the all-seeing eye. There are two types of spoilsmen who try to invade the fields oi government, and Harold Ickes was aware of both and their methods. He did not stop with the cheap chiselers and grafters, as some do for one or another reason. He also was vigilant about the big operators who often are beguiling—but never for him—with their passports from great economic interests. These do their work in a most genteel and persuasive manner through innocent-looking language in bills in Congress and by influence upon departments, administrative agencies and commissions to get rulings favorable to their selfish interest. There the people are unable to follow. Harold Ickes could because he was familiar with the tracks they make. He spoke out as public advocate. can operate more easily for their own interest. This attempt, foiled once by President Truman's veto, is being revived again in the present Congress. Harold Ickes was fully awake to that threat, pointed it out repeatedly, and, in fact, some of his last writings were directed to an expose of this maneuver. A ROBUST and controvsrslal figure, not at all gentle, often irascible, frequently intemperate in his gift of Invective, sometimes mistaken, he nevertheless was always the faithful public servant, industrious to protect the vast resources of the people with which he was entrusted HE KEPT THE confidence men of smaller stripe, the five percen- ters, the influence peddlers, out of his department by announcing that no citizen who had honest business with the Interior Department needed a "lawyer," but could deal directly with that agency and its public servants. Illustrative of his battle against powerful economic Interests was his continual fight to save our oil-bearing tidelands for the people of the whole nation, as the Supreme Court decreed, and to resist the attempt to hand them back to jurisdiction of the states where oil men think they THIS ISSUE was involved in his break with the Truman Administration. He appeared personally before a Senate committee to oppose President Truman's nomination of Edwin C. Pauley of California as.Under Secretary of the Navy. There, under oath, he charged that Mr. Pauley, while treasurer of the Democratic National Committee, had told him that $300,000 could be raised for campaign funds among California oil men if the govern- ment'would drop its suit to recover oil-bearing tidelands for the people of the whole nation. This Mr. Pauley denied, also under oath. When President Truman at a subsequent press conference said that the Secretary might have been mistaken, that gentleman, never at a loss for words, sat down and da.shed off 2,000 of his best selection in his resignation to the President and. called a press conference of his own to make it public, So many newspapermen turned vip that it was necessary to use the big Interior Department auditorium for the swan song. This was a tribute to the place he had come to hold in our public life, and to this battling "Old Curmudgeon", himself, who had started his crusading career as a newspaper reporter so many years before in Chicago. He will be missed in our national life. (United Features Syndicate. Inc.! Peter Edson Ransomed Airmen May Face Court Martial WASHINGTON (NBA) —Heroes in tight spots never know whether they'll get, medals pinned on them f" bravery or be forced to face a court-martial for taking unnecessary risk. That's an old saying in the Army and Navy. It has now arisen to plague the four American Air Force men ransomed for $30,000 apiece after their plane had been forced to land in Hungary, Nov. 19. Not only are- congressional committees still interested in this incident. An Air Force Flying Evaluation Board has been convened in Germany to investigate how and why the plane happened to get lost. This is routine Air Force procedure to prevent bad accidents from happening again and to avoid repi- tition of mistakes. Germany, to Belgrade, Yugoslavia, Missions out of Erding are flown on a roster basis. It just happened that this particular crew drew the assignment. Captain Henderson had made the flight before. Captain Swift had not. NEW information on the case of the lost C-47 has been received in Washington. It reflects no definite discredit on the two pilots, Capt. Dave Henderson and Capt. John P. Swift, nor their two flight sergeants Jesse A. Duff and James A. Elam. But it does raise a number of questions on flight planning in Europe. This was a regular U. S. air at- tache supply flight from Erding Air Force depot, northwest of Munich, BELGRADE airport closes down at 2 p. m. for departing planes, but is open till dark for arriving planes. First reason for this is that the airport has no lighted runways. Second reason is that the Yugoslav government doesn't want any planes flying over its landscape after dark. Sunset in Belgrade in November is around 5 p. m. local time, and it's dark half an hour later. Any plane that didn't arrive by that time would be out of luck. , The flight plan filed by Captain Henderson called for a run of four hours and 45 minutes. Erding to Belgrade. This plan was filed with the Yugoslav consulate at Munich, which presumably cleared the plane into Belgrade, so its arrival was expected. Enroute, however, the plane ran into bad weather. It was an instrument flight from Erding. Germany to Innsbruck, Austria, which the crew did sec through a hole in the clouds at 16,000 feet. From there they were on instruments again to Bolzano, Italy and Venice. They had to lake this round-about route, much off a straight course, for instrument check points. From Venice they had to fly visual flight rules northeast to Udine, Italy, then southeast to Ljubljana, Zareb and Belgrade. There is a railroad line to follow from Udine to Belgrade, but they couldn't see it and flew dead reckoning. The plane checked in by radio at Udine at 3:35 p. m.. local time. But this was only six minutes before they were due in Belgrade, and they still had 400 miles to go. THE PLANE left Erding at 10:56 a. m.. local time. With a 4:45 flight, it should have arrived at 3:41 p. m., over an hour before sunset and an hour and a half before dark. Not A Free Agent ATTORNEY General McGratrTs choice of Newbold Morris, 1949 Republican mayoralty candidate in New York City and a longtime fighter for good government, probably assures that the inquiry into corruption which he will lead will be as fair and full as the limits upon him permit. The limits are, of course, that this is to be the Administration's investigation of its own house. In the light of the scandals already exposed, there Is utterly no reason to imagine that the general public would really be satisfied by anything less than a thoroughly independent inquiry, conducted by an impartial commission free of any strings to the present administration. This is President Truman's political answer to an issue that ought to transcend politics. History From The Times Files •/ TEN VEARS AGO February 7, 1!>42 Washington announces the shelling of Manila Bay by Japs. Kfyser. W. V:\ . announces large crowd at Mineral County Ball held in honor of President Roosevelt's birthday. B&O raises passenger fare 10 per cent. THIRTY YEARS AGO February 7, 1922 Fifty per cent, of Union town, Pa., population ill with flu. LnSalle loses basketball game to Barton. 22-15. Death of Mrs. Roy S. Scott, 5 Oflutt Street. TWENTY YEARS AGO February 7, tf32 Fashion notice says that smart wom?n all have '"feathers in their caps"! Death of Henry Clay Robinetie, Rfi. of 408 Sheridan Place. John D. Rockefeller Sr. opines in Ormand. Fla.. that "business conditions are getting better". FORTY YEARS AGO February 7, 1912 Mayor William Jones resigns office in Lonaconing. succeeded by Daniel Jones, council member. Local bricklayers ask for and get $4.50 wages scale for fi-hour day. Death in Washington. D. C, of Oliver Shaw, former resident. white nightgown, fire up a cigar and get into bed. refusing to leave that pillowed haven until he had finished what he wanted to write. This caused a lot of up and down stairs work in the house, since they had to bring him his meals. ZAREB and Belgrade have only low-power radio beacons with a range of 30 to 40 miles, but Captain Henderson and his crew never were able to pick them up. They were lost from the time they left Udine until they followed a Soviet fighter plane which buzzed them, and landed at Papr, Hungary at 6:05 p. m. They were thus in the air for seven hours, instead of the less than five hours their flight plan called for. The radio equipment jus', didn't work properly, but this may have been due to atmospheric conditions. The radio compass \va.s off beam and the only clear signal received all day was from Udine. What went wrong with ('no radio will probably never be known because the Russians still have the plane. The question of whether weather forecasts for the route were adequate is an important factor for the Evaluation board. Whether the plane was put in the air too late at Erning is another point. Possib'.y faulty nav;sa:;or, is a third. THE LITTLE house sits there today, with its scrolled iron fence looking as jaunty as it did when Twain would come down the front steps in the white suiting he affected. The brick has a period look, a patina of time and usage. A small oval-topped door breaks through a brick wall leading to the rear yard and glooming over that tiny yard is the almost Gothic two-story bay window with its trefoil stonework over each window. Twain's workroom was the second floor bedroom that had the upper bay window. He used to like to sit there in the warm rays of a winter sun and ponder what next to write. When he arrived at an idea, he would get undressed, put on a long, THERE ARE two others who like to write in bed, but they are not of the Twain school. One is the almost legendary Colette who, at advanced age, still sits in bed puffing at one cigarette after another and turning out one sex-strewn novel after another. This French author considers a wide, linen-sheeted bed the perfect workshop and has no wish ever to sit upright at a desk and do her work. Whereas Twain indulged himself in pleasant humors of a beguiling kind, Colette sizzles her articulate pen through shoals of stories in which naive, pleased young girls find themselves in peril of their virtue at the hands and intents of young, ardent, monied scapegraces of Paris. Consider "Gigi," the novel, not the play. It tells the story of a young girl brought up in a family of courtesans. Her grandmother, mother and aunt yearn for her to make an interesting, profitable alliance and maintain the traditions of the loose- inannered family. Instead, the little snip double- crosses them by falling in love and wanting marriage. They consider this most boring of her, boring and excessively dull. Hal Boyle j fc , AP Reporter's Notebook WASHINGTON—Wilbur Feeble, the average American citizen, is making his own on-the-«pt>t investigation of the goings-on in the natidisU capital. Here Is his latest roport to his wife, Trellis Mae: "Dear Honey: Well, your old man is beginning to find his way around the great marble swamp. ;: •"Today I learned how to spot one of J. Edgar Hoover's boys. I managed to snap up a left-oy.er Republican box lunch at a bargain, and I was eating it on a park bench when a young man carrying a briefcase walked by with an innocent air. . " 'Looks pretty suspicious,' I said to a fellow on the bench. 'Bet he's on the way to pay off;a bribe. 1 "The fellow just laughed. " 'You must be a stranger,' he said. "Tha(;> an FBI man. You can always tell 'em. They're the only ones in town who still have the seif,- confidence to carry a briefcase.' "After that I moseyed over to call on our Congressman. Did I tell you how to tell ,, a Congressman from a Senator? The Congress,man is the one with the hungry look—he's hungry for the Senator's Job. ALSO A. bed-writer is Thyra ter Winslow, modern novelist who lives alone and likes it. She writes for hours in bed and some of her works are standard in the American language. There is "Blueberry Pie," which is as native as it sounds, the magnificent "Cycle of Manhattan," a great and beloved novel. And so, heedless of the probably irritated shades of Renwick, Irving and Twain, the crowbars and the shovels soon will tear at 21 Fifth Avenue. It seems a pity. There is almost enough Americana to preserve intact and. if the City of New York had a heart it would do just that. (McNaught Syndicate. Inc.) Marquis Child's Hear Washington Calling WASHINGTON — How seriously President Truman may be consider-. ing running for the Senate from.his home state of Missouri is one aspect of the great national guessing game. Having enjoyed his. previous service in the Senate so completely, the President is undoubtedly tempted by the prospect of returning to what can be for a man of the proper temperament a congenial social club and a friendly debating society. But certain stern realities could prevent the President from following this course. First and foremost : .is .the fact that he would have to declare his views prior to the deadline for filing in the Missouri primary, which is April 29. This would open the way to a scramble for the Democratic Presidential nomination and endanger the possibility of Mr. Truman having the principal say in selecting his successor. THERE IS A way, however, in which the President could be assured of returning to his greatest political love, the Senate, and for a life term. That is if Congress would ' pass n bill making all former Presidents members of the Senate for life. They would have all the privilege* and prerogatives of other Srnators except a vote. Certain of Truman's old friends still in the Senate believe he would be most happy to take such an opportunity to step int.o the role ot respected elder statesman. Neither he nor Mrs. Truman have •succumbed to the outward tokens of power that go with life in the White House. They would be happy to 'return to the kind of comfortable apartment in which they lived before. The salary of $12.500 a year, plus an expense allowance of $2.500. would remove the urgent necessity of a means of livelihood which for some ex-Presidents has meant selling the past in a not-too-dignified fashion. basic causes go much deeper, rest- Ing fundamentally on the President's stubborn insistence on a fair employment practices law providing fines and jail sentences for violators. For more than two years that has been the unbridgeable chasm. No matter how loud their spluttering, however, the disgruntled Southerners are likely to add in the next breath their melancholy conviction that in spite of everything the President would re-elected if he should decide to run for "another term. That is, he would if his opponent were Senator Robert A. Taft. Passage of legislation to put all ex-Presidents in the Senate for life would resolve the psychological split in the Democratic party for the time being at any rate. It would be a gesture of goodwill that would compromise no principles on either side of the great divide. It may be that the rancor and the resentment have gone too" far to make any such move possible. But anyone wanting to help heal our internal quarrels in the face of the threat to our whole way of life from the aggressive designs of communism can here find a ready device. <United Features Syndicate. Inc.) So They Say In this period of urgent danger, a knock-down, drag-out fight among ourselves for a bigger slice of the pie would hurt so much there wouldn't be much pie left for any of us. —Roger Putnam, economic stabilizer. .SUCH A measure could be considered bipartisan, since it also would confer membership in the Senate on Herbert. Hoover, who is today the only living former President. In the Senate Mr. Hoover would have an official sounding board for his views. He has become the chief exponent of the view that the Western Hemisphere should be made into a Gibraltar and American troops returned from Europe with defenses there left to European forces. Much more retiring and reserved, Hoover mit>ht not enjoy the most exclusive club in the world. Nevertheless, the privileges would be his If he cared to use them. He has, of course, personal wealth and ',he salary would mean little to him. The pacifying" effect of such a move within the President's own party would be even more important and particularly with the Southern wine 1 . Almost everything he docs or says today causes sputterinps and indignation amons his Southern critics. Thus, although the realists were perfectly aware of its truth, tiic President's remark about the Presidential primaries being eyewash caused anery mutterings. Neither did they like the way in which the White House handled the investieation into corruption in the Federal government. The cleanup man. no matter who he was, should in tr.e:r view have been made responsible to the President himself and not to the Attorney General whose Department, of Justice is under scrutiny by Cor.eress. I suggest that we vigorously resist and actively flght any future attempt of the executive to arrogantly usurp the rights of the Congress. —Sen. Styles Bridges, Senate Republican leader. He (Winston Churchill) never writes me, never. Mrs. Winston Churchill. Unless we defend the spiritual values, the moral code, against those vast forces of evil which seek to destroy us, we are playing right into the hands of those forces. —Sen. Charles Tobey. I don't have a voice, I've got a style. I can't read music. I don't even like to listen to my own voice. —Singer Johnny Ray. Barbs A California man, fapon recovering his stolen car, found two new tires on it. We'll gladly tell where we park ours. A lot of people who retire soon wake up to wish that they were still working. Most people are now worrying about their income tax, and all people about how the outgo taxes us. For years streets have been getting wider and sidewalks narrower, and the number of pedestrians is being reduced to fit. We'll soon be seeing spring styles—meaning more change in women's clothes and less in men's. "WHEN I WAS ushered in he wrung my hand as eagerly as if I had had an oil well ia It, .and said: ' / '" 1 '"I just want you to know that it is only the sight of a friendly face from home that makes this whole job worth while.' >• : "Hullo," I said. He sat and brooded over that. " 'You said hello, 1 he remarked worriedly. 'Now, just what did you mean by that?' "Well, Trellis Mae, that's Washington- Jor you. No matter what you say to a- fellow here, he always suspects you didn't mean all you say or else didn't say all you meant. This is the capital city of the hidden meaning. "Our Congressman was fretting over a ma'ss of papers on his desk. " " 'Been working on my income tax return,' he said. Taxes! taxes! taxes! I don't know how much longer I can afford to live in this country on the pittance the government pays me. 1 ^^s "When I asked why he didn't have an exggijt from the Bureau of Internal Revenue go ovig it with him, he said: % " 'I did have one of those fellows helping,^!?. But right now he's busy explaining his own : U949 return.' " ! "Well, I showed him a couple of deductions he didn't know about, and I never saw such grat.f-ade in a man-in public life. " 'I got to do something for you,' he said. 'How about letting me take you to a cocktail party?' •* "IT DIDN'T SOUND like much of a to me, but I went. Pretty dull. The buzz of gossip about the lady who arrived in a mink coat died away after it turad out she was the wife of an Iowa soybean magnate. . . "The .Senators grouped together and talked about how awful it was to be a Congressman and have to explain your mistakes to" fee voters every two years. And the Congressmen bunched up and began telling jokes on the Senators. The best was this one:. "A Senator visiting the United Nations building in New York met a pretty girl em- ploye. She worked for UNESCO, which is an educational, cultural and so forth organization in the U.N. \ " 'And where might you be from, my dear?' asked the Senator "gallantly. " '. "UNESCO, Sir," she replied. •••< " 'UNESCO? Isn't that heart-warming?' marveled the Senator. 'I just Want to say that's a 'mighty Hue jittie country, young lady, and it certainly did a big job in the last war.' "Well, so long, Trellis Mae. Tomorrow I'll write you about how nobody is anybody 'in Washington unless he owns a ghost and an Indian. "Your loving husband, "Wilbur." (Associated PreKs) George Dixon Washington Scene WASHINGTON—Here's a little problem in arithmetic that is making the nation's manufacturers bite their pencils and gnaw their knuckles: The new federal budget lists tax receipts from corporations in 1951 as $14,388,000,000. But it estimates taxes from the same companies will produce $27,800,000,000, or nearly twice as much in 1953. Yet the National Production Authority haa ordered cutbacks in consumer durable goods-J- the things on which these taxes are raised— of from 10 to 50 percent. That's the question, children: How do you subtract and get an addition? REP. HUNTER, the ex-FBI agent from Fresno, Calif., has also struggled with some figures which refuse to come out even. Observes the GOP stalwart: "Proponents of the 'something-for-nothintr' theory, who have been scheming for federal grants for everything from false teeth to limousines, are beginning to realize that a dollar received from Washington represents something like two dollars someone had to send to Washington. "The New Jersey Taxpayers Association recently ran a check on the source of some of their federal aid, and came up with a surprise. "They found that the federal government paid $8 million to New Jersey in 1951 for 'aid' In highway construction—but they found that, during the same period, federal gasoline tax collections in the state (which is presumed to be the source of these federal grants) totalled $18 million." CAPITOL HILL Is quietly chuckling over a pressure campaign which was revealed for what It was due to-excessive dumbness'on the part of some of those persuaded to participate. . ' A semi-religious organization, which had better remain unidentified, decided to high- pressure Senators on a ceitain issue which v.-e shall not describe except t/> say that it ha.K t,o do with the sending of an ambassador to the Vatican. The pressure group was against it. So it drafted a letter form, protesting the move, and tirged adherents in every state to mail a copy tn their Senators. The form was addrrsFcd to "Senator John Doc," the k!e;t being that the sender would substitute the name of his Senator. But it apparently wasn't made plain enough for the literal minds of the adherents and the .Senate post office has been flooded with letters addre.v-ed to Senator John Doe. THESE ARE only the latest in a long succession of irritants. And the One sure way to pet a kick is to mix too much pleasure with business. THE ARMY quartermaster corps is ereetir.c: a bi? laboratory at Natirk, Mass., which is to bear the arresting name of "Institute of Man." It is expected to cost, between $40 and $50 million but will probably bfi worth it. The "Institute of Man" will be devoted to conducting studies and tests of food and cloth- ine with which man can best survive in the heat of the tropks or the cold of the arctic. •K.r.pt Fi-a!..«'. Jnc i

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