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PAGI 6 Srtainl Smlu (Cnurirr ta* ëiip Smttnunt ülimps Owned sud Published by tb« Hrl*tw Pr int) n* Company Routa 13, Levittown, Pa • 19CM Telephone WI 3-1000 (Incorporated May Î7, 1914» BRISTOL COURIER and LEVITTOWN TIMES Collision Course SATURDAY. NOVEMBER 20. 1945 S. W. CALKINS, Pr*»id#«it and C» Pwbl.ahar MURRAY C. HOTCHKISS. Iiaculiva V.t# Prat, and Ca-PvMlthar ROaiRT M HOTCHKISS, Sacratary Joseph A. Rrawna, Advartttlna Olroc»er Dan C Harman, Circula*!#* Director C.KORC.K G GRAY, Kditoi IANDY OPPfcNHEJMMt. Managing Mito« PHILIP l> WECK, Editoria! Pa#a Editor WILLIAM J. WINTERS, City Editor *• V*. ■' Su bacii pti <k. Rates; By Carrier. 43 cant» par week. At Newsstands, 10c par copy Mall aubacriptkin par year ta adv arte«. *30 CO par yaar, 110 JO par iu month*. 13 50 par thraa month* Mail rataa ta araas aarvad by carrier, $23 So par yaar. Published dally except Sunday. Chn*tmas and tha Fourth of July. Second Class pottage paid at Levlttown Pa Member of the American Nr*»paper Publishers' Association. The Penniytvania Newspaper Pubtiahara' Association. National tditoria! Association. Southeastern Pennsylvania Publishers* Aaaociation. A too a client ot t'nlted Preaa International. National rrpreventative: Bottineili Kimball, Inc , 4*3 Fifth Avenue, New York 17, N. Y. Member ot The Associated Preaa The Associated Press ta entitled exclusively to tha use for reproduction ot all tha local new* prtnted In this new »paper as Mali a* AP newt dispatches. Letters To The Editor LaPsra from reader» are invltad and w«le«ma. Thay muat be brrat, to tha paint and aifnad at acid*net at 900 « faith. Slinaturaa will ba amlttad an raauast. Be Consistent umttMmHMmtunnMnnnnmmuimimimimmimnmnumnnmuntniinininHHiniHiui/fiuim Alex Cord Could Be New ‘Tough’ Image By Earl Wilson Let's Delay Maybe no immediate cause for cheering. Vet, as far as our highway construction progress in Lower Bucks is concerned, things are looking up. One of the major projects of the past few months — rebuilding of Street Road from Route 13 to Route 1 — is all but finished and the slick, new four-lane thoroughfare fs expected to be in use shortly after Dec. 1. This was a critically needed improvement. Street Road, or Route 132, has become an increasingly important South-North highway. Reconstruction as far as Route 1 will alleviate much of the traffic pressure through Bensalem; yet, this is only part of the job. The State Highway Department should lose no time completing modernization of Route 132 all the way. Another bit of encouraging open- road news concerns plans for using before mid-December another 2.5 - mile link of the Delaware Expressway between the Woodbaven exchange in Bensalem The Cheers Township and Academy Road in Philadelphia. This will mean a full 8.5 miles of the ultra - expensive high - speed expressway will be ready for convenience of motorists. In this connection, while attention is being given to the Philadelphia strip of Expressway, let’s hope Highway Department officials will continue sensitive to the need of extending the highway — with necessary spurs — through Lower Bucks as rapidly as possible. Despite some traffic inconvenience involved in its face-lifting, gratifying also to note that improvement of Route 1 from the Turnpike interchange through the old super-highwav is also progressing nicely. With a benevolent assist from the weather, here is another project that soon should he a reality. Save the immediate cheers. When this present highway reconstruction program is finished all the way, there should be some tv bar associations required that outside lawyers wishing to practice in their areas had to maintain principal offices and place of law practice “in the county to whose bar he seeks admission.” For years the Philadelphia Bar Association fought for an amendment relaxing the rule. The Pennsylvania high tribunal finally recognized the justice of the position for which the Philadelphia Bar had long taken a firm stand and fashioned the corrective amendment. Now, any attorney admitted before the high court is entitled to practice in all courts of the Commonwealth. Propriety of the decision is obvious. It should be hailed by lawyers and public alike. A Confusing Era her, Wallace was an original American voice with noteworthy courage to speak his convictions on matters of social justice. If what he said was not always popular — and his abortive attempt for the Presidency was ample evidence that it wasn’t — the man himself could hardly have been accused of being anything but sincere. In the general context of the times and considering national problems requiring originality of approach Wallace was a good public servant nevertheless. And, of course, he was always something more. He was skilled scientist who contributed much to the sophistication of the nation’s agricultural industry. And. as far as his “more abundant life” philosophy is concerned, who can say he was greatly ahead of his time, considering our present accelerated yearning for the “Groat Society?” educational system during the past five years. Certainly no one can say with validity that Dr. Martin doesn’t deserve the vote, the citation. He long since has earned the admiration and respect of fellow educators, of the people of Bristol Township. NKW YORK — Alex Cord, ‘ the young John Wayne” from Long Island, who’s tough enough and has guts enough to capture a mountain lion with his bare hands but also played Shakespeare — after he was injured as a rodeo-rider — might just be the actor who’ll be remembered as a combination of Humphrey Bogart and Errol Flynn. Long - legged, rangy, six - feet, brown - haired, given to heavy ribbed sweaters and small cigars, Cord says: Mr Wilson “I think I’m the farthest thing from John Wayne. Naturally 1 get that because 1 played the part he played in ‘Stagecoach’, the Ringo Kid. “And I’m not putting John Wayne down. He’s one of the greatest movie personalities of all time. 1 don’t care whether he’s a good actor or bad actor. Being a good rctor doesn’t make you a great man. My father’s not a great actor, or even an actor, but he’s a great man, and John Wayne is a great man.’’ Cord’s fascinating life has included polio . . . “my left leg is two inches shorter than the right, but I don’t limp,” be said. Although born practically in New York City, he says “Somebody put me on a pony when I was two and I never got off.” He went to live on a Wyoming ranch, grow up to become a broncobuster in Madison Square Garden here and in Boston, got a ruptured spleen and had four operations while in New Mexico, took up reading during his convalescence. discovered Shakespeare, entered Washington Sq. College, took up acting, and in 1963 won the London Critics’ Award for “Play With a Tiger” opposite Siobahn McKenna. “When I walked away with the reviews, just an unknown actor nobody in London’d ever heard of. Siobahn McKenna insisted that my name be billed above the title with hers.” In his Washington Sq. College period, “Somebody took me to see Laurence Olivier in ‘Richard the IIP and after that Shakespeare was for me.” Cord said. But the reputation as a young John Wayne keeps interfering. “Recently .ABC TV told me they’d found a hunter in Colorado who’d invented a way to catch a mountain lion without killing him. You catch him and tie A woman, deeply grieved over her husband’s death, developed a nervous tough for which her physician finally prescribed psychoanalytic treatment. She lost the cough but her heavy despondency remained. Then, one night she was visited by a dream which evoked a forgotten experience of her childhood. The daughter of perpetually wrangling parents, she had been aroused from sleep one night when she was 4 by her father, who told her ^rs- l'awrenc* he was leaving their home forever. “He cried.” she told her doctor. “Tie said he didn’t know where he was going or how he could live without me. He said he might never see me again, though in fact he was back home in a week after one of his reconciliations with my mother. But 1 didn't know that when he woke me up. Oh God. how terrible I felt! Such a strained, frantic feeling under the heaviness of my helplessness to change things for him . . .’’ She stopped dead Staring at the doctor. she whispered, “But terrible heaviness is what I’ve been feeling ever since Jim died, isn’t it? It is the same feeling isn’t it? I couldn’t change things for my father — and I couldn’t change them for Jim. “Have I been killing myself because I couldn't make Jim live, any more than him up. i said, ‘Now you’re talking!’ “ A few' weeks later with a New York TV camera crew on the sidelines near Pikes Peak, Cord climbed a tree with a cable and a stick and pulled a snarling, clawing 180-pound mountain lioness from the tree, jammed the stick into her mouth (taking care of her jaws for the moment) and in about 25 minutes of maneuvering succeeded in tying her up. It will be seen on “The American Sportsman” show. “Somebody suggested the crew be armed so somebody could shoot the lioness if I got in trouble. But after looking over that pack of New York gunsels, I said no. 1 was afraid one of them would shoot me. “Was I in danger? All the time! But when I faced the lion in the tree, I felt I liked it because she was such a noble animal. Yet she was trying to tear my head off.” Cord, who’s a bachelor, says now he’s ready to “cruise down Sunset Boulevard and wrestle with some of those blonde cats.” The Week-end Windup . . . Roddy MacDowall, who photographed Princess Margaret in L.A., says, “I like taking pictures of royalty — they never ask to have copies mailed to them” . . . John Wayne bought a 25.000-acre ranch near the Arizona location of his “Eldorado” film . . . Gene Tierney turned down a 100G bid for her autobiography . . . Vincent Lopez’ll play his first engagc- men outside N.Y. in 25 years (in Las Vegas). TODAY’S BEST LAUGH: At Easter services (says the Catholic Digest) a pastor told his parishioners. “I realize I may not see some of you again till next Easter — so a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.” WISH I’D SAID THAT: The way some people go out of their way to iook for trouble, you’d think trading stamps came with it. — Quote. REMEMBERED QUOTE: “Many speakers need no introductions; what they need are conclusions.” — Anon. EARL’S PEARLS: You can tell it’s getting closer to Christmas. On the kids’ TV shows, the cartoons are getting shorter and the toy commercials are getting longer. Opera star Robert Merrill (who’ll be on the Steve Lawrence TV’er) says he’s wanted to be a comedian: “But a comic always needs new material. As a singer 1 have the best writers — Bizet, Verdi, Puccini.” That’s earl, brother. 1 could make my father happy with my mother?” And in the rush of tears which overwhelmed her, she knew she had released herself from her burden of neurotic grief. This woman’s experience is for a mother who writes, “My husband has asked me for a divorce. We have talked about one before, but this time I agreed. My worry is our children, aged 4 and 7. The little girl is particularly attached to her father and I don’t know how she’ll take it. Can you recommend a way to tell them without hurting them.” You can’t avoid hurting them, but you can try to avoid impressing them with the notion that you’re two cruelly abused people to whom they owe comfort and restitution. We don’t want to make the kind of emotional demand on them that was made by the exploiting father of the the woman of my story. This hidden demand for restitution made her helplessness to help so agonizing that she could not accept her helplessness to avert death for her husband. It is hard for divorcing parents to avoid exploiting emotional demands on children W do well to tell them to accept their helplessness to change things for us by saying: “I can take care of my sadness, my chickens. Don’t you worry about Daddy and me. We’re big people and we’ll find our own way to be happy again. We can take care of ourselves, I promise you.” Editor, Courier-Times: I was very pleased to see the Falls Township Board of Supervisors designate Veterans Day, November 11. 1965 as “Support Our Government In Viet Nam Day,” and urged residents to support our foreign policy. I hope the members of the board will remember this resolution next year when the annual “peace fair” is held in Falls Township. At that time I hope the supervisors will remain consistent in their thinking, and issue a resolution denouncing this group. Or. will they open their arms and welcome the “peaceniks?” Let us pray our fighting men will be home long before this situation faces the members of the board. George J. Ault Falls Township Bring Boys Back Editor, Courier-Times. Americans demonstrating against continuation of the undeclared war in Vietnam are not demonstrating against our boys in uniform over there. We are doing our best to bring the boys back home the soonest possible, by bringing an end to the war. A year ago it was suggested the war might last five years. Today a columnist tells us it may last ten years, with a clear-cut victory as far out of sight as ever, even then. What is being overlooked is: 1) the horrible price we are asking our soldiers and the South Vietnamese people to pay, with no pay-off assured for anybody; 2) the danger of getting deeply involved in a massive land war in Asia, warned against by General MacArthur in his dying words; 3) the possibility of WASHINGTON (NEA) — To judge from their own utterances, the country’s arch conservatives and radical rightists are the greatest and most important educators this nation has ever known. Endlessly, their spokesmen tell their listeners that they are “educating” the American people as to the dangers of communism and all activities leading thereto. “Our whole strategy is education,” says Robert Welch, the can- Bruce Biossat dy manufacturer who founded the John Birch Society. The words even cropped up in the campaign for New York mayor by William F. Buckley Jr., the arch conservative who sought to block John Lindsay’s path. Buckley frequently described New York as the nation’s “most left-minded city.” Asked how a Republican of his type could ever expect to win in such a city, he answered that education — “the collision with reality” — would bring this about much sooner than most people imagined. Underlying the notion that education is the right wing’s great mission are to enormous presumptions that: The overwhelming proportion of the American people is grossly ignorant of the perilous realities which are about to engulf it — and hence needs to be “educated.” The present assortment of right-wing leaders, grading from what are sometimes called the “rational conservatives” all the way to the very far out, are uniquely and superbly qualified to educate tens of millions of their untutored fellow Americans. The John Birch Society, the Revs. Billy Hargis and Carl Mclntire, Clarence Manion of the “Manion-Forum,” “Please send me ‘The Calcium Shortage.’ for which I enclose 35c and a stamped, self-addressed envelope. “Please express an opinion in your column concerning the use of cortisone injections to break up calcium deposits in the shoulder. I had numerous cortisone injections far calcium deposit in my right shoulder following bursitis, but the relief obtained was only tern- Dr. porary . . .” (H.S.R.) Cortisone injections give happy results in many bursitis cases, but calcium deposits or calcification of a bursa or in tissues around the shoulder do not call for treatment. Many years ago I had acute sub­ acromial bursitis. It was pretty painful, but I made a complete recovery in the course of several weeks, with no impairment of use of the shoulder. Thanks largely to passive movements and active movements or exercises of the shoulder. About a year later I sustained a fracture of the other shoulder. The orthopedic surgeon made X-ray films of both shoulders for comparison. “Something the matter with the opposite shoulder recently?” he asked. He showed me the film that revealed a calcium deposit in or around the bursa. For all I know or care it may still be there. It never gave me any trouble. It is well to remember that “calcium deposit” or calcification is nature’s way of patching up. As long as function is not greatly impaired, we should pay no attention to it. ain his dying words; 3) the possibility o f a “little” war turning into a nuclear holocaust. Far from saving southeast Asia for the free world, we are alienating all Asians by our actions. How made have we become when we allow our own soldiers, and the people whom we are “defending” to be bombed with the crudest weapons known. By joining the November 27 March on Washington for Peace in Vietnam, we can demonstrate to our government our desire for policies based on reason and compassion. Sincerely, (Mrs.) Ingebarg Snipes Morrisvillc, Pa. It’s Shameful Editor, Courier-Times: On November 17th I read an unspeakable thing. To desecrate a flag that has been, still is, fought for and paid for by so many sons and daughters with their lives, hopes and dreams, is shameful. What kind of world is this becoming? Nothing seems to have meaning anymore. Perhaps it is we, the mothers, who are failing to do our job. Do we instill God, goodness and honesty in teaching our children? Or do we say one thing and do another? Children are great imitators, and smarter than you and I realize. Surely, these individuals that tore our beloved country’s flag had a mother. It all boils down to the fact that women have one enormous job as a guiding light for their offspring. It is far from easy, and most mothers have forgotten to instill high principles and morals in their children’s lives. Remember, children learn more about life at their own home than anywhere else on earth. Heartsick American Dan Smoot of the “Dn Smoot Report,” Dr. Frederick Schwarz, even Barry Goldwater’s Free Society Association, all are putting the country through its school paces. Yet it is quite fair to question the presumptions on which they operate. Aside from Manion, a former dean of the Notre Dame law school, very few if any of these right-wing groups offer teachers who would be accepted as such by the standards applied in this country. The '“educators” who have taken it upon themselves to instruct the nation’s “ignorant millions” include a candy maker (Welch), a man with three years of Cleveland duty on the FBI’s subversives squad (Smoot),* a couple of evangelistic preachers (Hargis and MI Intire), another evangelist imported from Australia (Schwarz). Scan the list of others, and the helpers who cluster about them all, and you find little better — retired generals and admirals, one-time police informants, former congressional investigators, converted Communists who have not been near the movement for long years. As “experts on communism”, these right wingers are largely self-taught. And what they have taught themselves, and now constantly offer to the sadly uneducated they say they find all across the land, is that communism is any policy or practice the rightists disapprove. The people’s responses to public opih- ion inquiries suggest that most would not take kindly to the colossal presumption of their ignorance. The evidence indicates that in this age of communication millions upon millions of Americans have a pretty clear idea what Moscow and Peking and Havana are up to, and what real subversives have accomplished or are capable of in this country. Most Americans surely will never graduate from, and many of them will hang up hopelessly bad class attendance records in the “schools of anti-communism” which the ring wing’s self-styled “educators” presumptuously insist they need. I don’t know, but I’m strongly inclined to believe that calcium deposit or calcification is not a good reason for withholding or discontinuing calcium treatment in any circumstance. When I had shoulder bursitis in 1930 I had not yet learned of the value of Ca&D (“candy,” calcium and vitamin D) treatment. I believe, if I had known about it then, six calcium capsules a day might have saved me a lot of pain and disability. In the “Calcium Shortage” booklet, I say: “Reports of many followers confirm my belief that the individual who gets an adequate daily ration of Ca&D rarely needs an analgesic such as aspirin or acetanilid, or a sedative such as barbiturate, or a tranquilizer —- for Ca&D really does in a physiological way what such drugs purport to do in a magical way. A certain amount of vitamin D is essential lo insure assimilation and utilization of calcium in the body, whether it be nutritional or medicinal calcium. And this is a good reason for preferring vitamin D milk to ordinary milk, for infant, growing child or mature adult. QUESTIONS AN DANSWERS —Well - Cared - For Babies Don’t Have Colic— You claim that well cared for babies don’t have colic. We have two sons . Curious to see what you say about colic in your baby book . . . (Mrs. C.P.) Ans. — Send me 35c and a Stamped, Self-Addressed Envelope for “The Brady Baby Book.” I make no claim. I merel say babies don’t have “colic.” “Colic” is a morbid fancy of unenlightened parents, Saireygamp nurses and incompetent doctors. Its prevalence varies inversely with the intelligence of the parents. The State Supreme Court decided wisely in amending Rule 14 to permit lawyers to practice in any county of the Commonwealth without need of employing associate attorneys. Until yesterday, for example, an attorney from Bucks County could not represent a client before a Philadelphia court without first hiring a barrister accredited to the Philadelphia courts. This was true of lawyers of all counties of the state. Pennsylvania was the only state in the union persisting in adhering to the antiquated. impractical and unfair procedure for which there seemed no justification. Under the existing Rule 14 coun- Wallace Symbol Of Death of Henry A. Wallace, the first secretary of agriculture under Franklin D. Roosevelt and later his vice president, brings back memories of those somtimes hectic, confusing and controversial New Deal and following years. If Wallace was not a so-called “free thinker” he at least represented a fair facsimile of the same, for many of his ideas related to agricultural reform and “the more abundant life” out-advanced those of the dreamier members of the famous “brain trust” of another era. The late vice president was something of a mystic, a social experimenter, a party maverick and a political schemer whose “progressiveness” during his 15 years on the national scene won him little but personal frustration. Yet, as President Johnson has noted, and as many of us remem- Dr. Martin Deserves Accolade The board’s unanimous vote of confidence in Dr. Robert P. Martin, superintendent of Bristol Township Schools must be viewed as a gratifying one—and one long overdue. The educator was cited for his leadership and advice and his major contribution to the township’s % real major-league jubilation. State Supreme Court Ruling Wise One No Burden For A Child By Muriel Lawrence ‘Ignorant Millions’ In U.S. Get Rightest ‘Education’ By Bruce Biossat Don’t Be Taken In By Calcium Deposit Bugaboo By Dr. William Brady

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