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FOUR Evening & Sunday Times And Nothing Can Be Done About It EVENING TIMES, CUMBERLAND. MD., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1952 By w. T. WEBSTER Whitney Bolton Phone 4600 for a WANT AD Taker Bvery Afternoon (except Sunday) ma Sunday uoromj. Published by The Times ana Allcganlan Company, 7-9 South Mechanic Street, Cumberland Md. Entered as second ciaec raa.il matter at Cumberland, ' Maryland under the a.ct ol March 3. 1819 Member o! the Audit Bureau o! Circulation Member of-Th4_AMOclated Pr«» Telephone 4800 Weekly eubscriptloq rate oy Carriers; One week Eva. only 30o; Evening Times per copy, la; Eve & Sun, Times. «0o o«r weeie: Sunday Times only, ICe per copy. Tha evening Times and Sunday Tlme« a&«um« 10 financial responsibility tor typographical errori In advurtlw menta But will reprint that part of »n adver««mant in which the typographical «rror occura. Erron must b« repnrted at one*. Thursday Afternoon, February 21, 1952 OUR COUNTRY The union of hearts, the union of hand: and the Flog at our Union forever. — Marti) Clean Campaigns? THE DAY WILL likely never come when campaigning politicians consistently employ the reasoned argument of the law courts and exhibit the polished manners of the gentlemen's clubs. But that doesn't mean there Is no point in trying to elevate the standards of political combat. Sen. Mike Monroney, Oklahoma Democrat, recently bobbed up with a concrete proposal to do just that. He wants to create a three or five-member fair elections commission to conduct on-fche-spot inquiries into campaigns and centure unfair practices. The Idea, of course, would be to discourage irresponsible, mud-slinging activity by candidates seeking either a seat in Congress or the presidency. Monroney believes that the commission needs elder statesmen as members if it is to be effective. Only men of that standing would be accepted as above the partisan strife. ON THE FACE of it, there is a lot to be said for this plan, or one with this general aim. Campaigning in the United States has always been a pretty rough and tumble affair. But of recent years it has frequently been dragged to unparalleled depths by resort to defamation and scurrility. Here and there in the congressional campaigns of 1950 tactics were used which any American who honors fair play could only view with shame. There is already ample evidence that the pattern thus established is being repeated in 1952. The feeling seems to have got about that the end justifies the means, the important thing is to elect or to defeat; it matters not how this Is accomplished. Politics never was an enterprise for the thin-skinned. A candidate has to expect abuse and a stretching of the facts. But there is a limit to everything. And any politician or citizen who believes that unbridled and venomous attacks are legitimate strategy has lost all touch with the American tradition. WE LIKE TO look down our noses at the "fanatics" of the Middle East and other areas who today are stirring so much trouble in the world. Yet there is in this country an occasional display of extremism which is not easily distinguished from the antics of the Arab nationalists. The Middle Eastern extremist includes assassination in his bag of tricks. Our more violent campaigners seldom go that far. But they do not shrink from assassinating character. There is perhaps some question which type of assault is the less kindly. Lawmakers who revere the American tradition of fair play, who believe in honest presentation of men and issues, ought to take a good look at Monroney's plan. People And Governments IN A FAR OFF land, long ago, there lived a king who spent his life trying to rule his kingdom justly. His library was full of all the collected wisdom of great men living and dead. He surrounded himself with capable advisors and tried his best to be an able ruler and a father to his subjects. Once when he was walking through the market place with a wi.se friend, he heard a man shout "down with the King!" He approached the man and asked him what was the grievance I hat made him dissatisfied with his monarch. The man proved to be not very bright and merely irritated because his wagon was .stuck in the mud.The king's'advisor asked the monarch if he were worried becnu.se the man had shouted for his downfall over .so foolish a matter, and the kins replied: "No. As long as this man is convinced that I have some sort of power that would make his wagon rise out of the. mud if I wanted it to. my throne is safe. It is when he discovers that, most of his problems arc outside of my realm that I will worry, tor fear he will find me unnecessary." No king, no government can be responsible for the problems which men must meet themselves. No amount of legislation can stop a snowfall or prevent a man from dyin?. make a good man out of a bad one or a wisp one out of a fool. Fighting Twenty-Fourth O ' -J ON DUTY IN Japan. Since July 5. 1950. II. has been fighting gallantly in Korea. It. i.s the first, bis unit, of our armed forces to win relief from that, long, arduous struggle. Not until many months after the fighting began was it disclosed how few were the Americans who were first thrown into the breach against the inv.iciing North Koreans that first summer of the war. They were a bare 700 strong—and they were part of the 24th Division. Untested in battle, soft from occupation duty, unprepared mentally for the sudden shift to combat, these men of the 24th bravely threw up a thin screen to protect the shrinking South Korean beachhead until larger forces could be brought in. It wa.s a race with time: and had not the 24th done its duty well we would have lost it and been thrown into the sea before reinforcements came. In all the fighting that has occurred since then, that yeoman service has not and must not he forgotten. The 24th has been in the thick of it at almost every stage of this "peculiar war." as one correspondent calls it. The division's battle-crusted foot, soldier. 1 ; have earned their rest a hundred times. Bur. it's for thai first desperate stand they should bo :r,o°r remembered. And If, is for tha' that, the nation should now utter heartfelt thanks. T FUN/MY" or FARMERS ABOUT A /\r LUNCH COUPLE TALKING J-OSH TAKIN' uo CHANCES. HE'S "TOOK HIS CHGCKeKBOAKV WITH H/M." 10 HOLLY- \F7HGRELL. To 1 HOW DO YOU LlKE i MY N6W PRS-SS? DOAITTTSU- DIDN'T NOTICE IT i I2-2/- Thomas L. Stokes People Want Proof Of Gen. Ike's Candidacy WASHINGTON. — The General Eisenhower-for-President folks are currently in a mild tizzy. They are torn by the question as to whether the general should come back to this country in the near future, say frankly that he is a candidate for the Republican Presidential nomination, and maybe make a few speeches at strategic points telling broadly what are his .views on the leading issues of the day, so that the voters might hear them from his own lips. Political "spotters" who have traveled about in this country recently report a circumstance that has caused some perturbation among the general's promoters, to wit, that the Eisenhower boom "hasn't gotten off the ground," as it is put, which is ascribed partly to the fact that lots of people still are not sure that he is actually a candidate. and say flatly that he wants to be President, and then visit around and let folks see him and hear him, as, for example, Senator Taft is doing at a Veat rate. NOW THIS last is hard for poll* ticians and political reporters to understand, which shows how they look at these things differently. They were positive that the general was a candidate the moment that his manager, Senator Lodge stood up here one Sunday morning a few weeks ago before a mob of reporters and announced that the general's name was being entered in the New Hampshire primary, March 11. That settled it. We within the trade understand the flue shadlngs and delicate nuances of the procedure of getting a man into the race for President, which, as we know, he may be the last person in the world to admit, himself. Seemingly, the general public does not. It expects a fellow to come out AS A MATTER of fact, though it's been forgotten or overlooked, General Eisenhower himself, once said—if not in so many words—that if a man wants to be President he ought to let folks know about it and seek the office. It was in the very opening of that now-famous letter of January 22. 1948, in which, as you recall, in rejecting overtures then for the Republican nomination, General Eisenhower wrote about the best argument ever made as to why a military man should not aspire to the Presidency. "Months ago," he said in that letter, "I thought that unqualified denial of political ambition would eliminate me from consideration in the coming campaign for the Presidency, because that office has, since the days of Washington, historically and properly fallen only to avowed aspirants." That is, somebody who wante it and has let it be known he wants it. That was back In January, 1948, in the letter to Leonard V. Finder, publisher of the Manchester (N.H.) Evening Leader, who wanted to enter the general In the 1948 New Hampshire primary. Now we in the trade know that General Eisenhower has changed his mind and is a candidate. He is in the forthcoming New Hampshire primary. But folks seem to want more definite proof. his course, and so, obviously, is the general. It is perfectly clear that while some who urge that General Eisenhower come home and campaign for the nomination are honest and sincere supporters, it is equally clear that his foes—both Republican and Democratic—would like for him to come home because they would hope thereby that he might trip himself up by something he said or did. And there is, of course, a chance of that. The latter, for example, would like to see the general tossed right into the middle of the forum, while the hecklers battered him with questions about how he stands on parity for the farmer, or the St. Lawrence Waterway, or the FEPC, or on an MVA, or on controls of wages and prices, and so on and on. On most of these you can get two opinions, and sometimes more, so the general might alienate folks right and left if he got into any debate. You can even get two opinions on many questions from other candidates. THAT'S WHERE the rub comes. The advisers of tine general are of varying opinions, themselves, as to GENERAL Eisenhower could, of course, make a few formal speeches, broad in character, that might satisfy. There is a school among his advisers- who say it would hurt Uie general to come home now and give up his assignment in Europe, as it might appear he was running away from his duty. To which others reply that it is his duty, first of all, to answer his country's call to be its President—in fact, that this duty overshadows all others. Heavy, indeed, is the head of him who seeks a crown—as well as of him who already wears one. (United Feature Syndicate. Inc.> Peter Edson Refugee University Plan Given Thought WASHINGTON—(NEAl—A plan i:; now being considered in Washington for a chain of universities for refugees in which those vtio fled from behind the Iron Curtain could complete their education for democracy. The plan is now before the White House, the Department of.State and the Mutual Security' Agency. There is a fair chance that it may be approved. It would require no new legislation by Congress. Money to finance the undertaking could come from Uie $100 million apropriation to aid refugees from Communist countries. This is Wisconsin Rep. Charles J. Kersten's amendment, to the Mutual Security Act. patted last fall. Author of the new plan is Harry M. Roye.nfield. one of the three members of the Displaced Persons Commission. Mr. Rosenfield got his idea while he was in Europe last year, in connection with -winding up the DPC program. DPC must grant its last, visa be- tore June 30. It is scheduled to go out of business in September. World War II. The new refugees are the people from Poland. Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania. Bulgaria, eastern Austria and Germany. Wanting to escape from Communist domination, they slip through the Iron Curtain at night to seek freedom and safety in western Europe. It is now estimated that only about 20 per cent of those who try to escape from communism succeed in slipping across the closely- guarded border. The number who succeed average from 1,500 to 2.000 a month. These are from the satellite countries alone. From east'ern Gerrmny and Austria the number is put at 20,000 a month. If they appear to be genuine refugees, they arc turned loose. They immediately become problem children. They have no place to go. (There is not enough housing for the resident population.) There are no jobs for them. Unemployment is still a serious problem in all of overpopulated western Europe. So they become relief case?. Some of them, disillusioned, may slip back across tlie line again, to become prize exhibits for Communist propadanists. They are used to show how bad conditions are in western Europe. WORKING on this liquidation, Rosenfield became interested in ilic plight of the new refugees, as distinguished from the older ones from THEY PRESENT a. terrific problem, to themselves and to the countries in which they seek haven. There are no organized reception centers to which they can be sent. Instead of being welcomed, they are usually locked up by the border police, on the chance that they might be spies. The fugitives are then given a thorough questioning by inte'llieence services of the Allied powers. Every scrap of information about themselves and about specific conditions behind the Iron Curtain is sought. History Frojn The Times Files TEN YEARS AGO February 21, 1942 Thomas A. Da IT, 20 Pennsylvania Avenue, forces municipal primary election as he becomes ninth candidate for City Council. Fur Ch:c: Reid C. Hoenicka reported four city companies answered 508 calls during 1941. the largest number in the 25 years he had head eel the department. County officials porider request of delegation to provide bus transportation for parochial schools. LonaconinR. while working in the Castlfl Mine of the Big Vein Coal Company. MOST OF THE refugees, Commissioner Rosenfield found, were young people. One of those he interviewed htmself was only four weeks out, of the uranium mines of Czechoslovakia. Another was a young dental student, from Poland. Strangely enough, the Pole had no desire to come to the United States. He wanted to complete his dental training, then go back home to work in the underground. At Strasbourg, in eastern France, Commissioner Rosenfield saw the new school established by the American National Committee for Free Europe. It opened with Sfi students last Nov. 1. In Berlin there was the Free University. It has a student body of 12,000, of whom 40 per cent come from east Germany. The Ford Foundation last year cave t.his institution a million rlollai srant. THIRTY YEARS AGO February 21, 1!)22 The Roma, world's largest, airship, wrecked with 34 killed. Forty cases of "flu" reported here. Mayor Koon appeals to State Roads Commission for subways or overhead bridges here. TWENTY YEARS AGO Fchmary 21. 1!>32 wife Underwriters Association of Aliecany County observes its first anniversary with a dinner at Centre Street Meth-.xiist Church. Death of Henry F. Brown. 58. of FORTY YEARS AGO February 21. Ifll2 "Valley Forge" weather prevailed here a* bliward blew. Thomas H. Morgan named school commissioner by Gov. Goldsboroush. W. S. McDa.r.iel, of Frederick. named organist at Centre Street Methodist, Church. FROM ALL the.-e scattered details. Commissioner RosenSe'.d put together his idea for a if-Min of free world universities arour.d the Iron Curtain, specifically riesicrncd to aid escapees. As now cr.vis^cjeri. hi- plan would hiive four principal objective;-. First, it would serve as a reception center for the escapees. Second, it would provide a pla-ce where the refucees cou'.d complete their education in their chosen fields —engineering, law, medicine, journalism or whatever they wished. The third program would be educating the escapees in the cultural backgrounds, of their fvn "our/rics, the history, democratic traditions Looking Sideways I DON'T LIKE to pluck away the veils on anybody's soft touch, but there is a lank, tall blonde traveling the countryside these days singing a bravura song about diamonds being a girl's best friend and giving the impression that she walks on diamonds the way most of us walk on gravel. You'd think, listening to Carol Channing wail that item, that the sugar in her coffee was ground up diamonds and that she dripped them night and day the way a leaky faucet drips water. The truth, brothers: she has just gotten her first diamond and if it fel! in your eye it wouldn't irritate you much. It's a chip. CAROL HAS taken to the road with a New York musical hit called "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes," and a few days ago the show did a stand in Dallas. When the show plays most towns it simply moves in. hangs the scenery, puts some musicians in the pit, plays its stand and moves on. Some people in town see it and some don't. But Texas, being unlike any other state, can't let things go like that. Texas, and in particular, Dallas, always has to do a little something extra, which is one reason why I love Texas. The theater management in Dallas decided to give Carol a charm bracelet trinket in the shape of Texas and a mite of a diamond chip was set into that golden map of Texas to show where ^Dallas is located. That, so help me, was and is the first diamond Carol Channing ever received from anybody. And she never has bought one on her own. For that, I mark her as smart, In truth, she hates champagne with a virulent contempt. Her idea of a wonderful evening is to put on her sealskin coat, take the arm of her husband, Alexander "Murderous Ax" Carson, the Ottawa Rough Rider football center, and go out for one glass of beer. After all, as an 'actress, she owes something to her public. If they want to see an actress drink, she'll <x»-ink: beer. But back at the hotel she secretly indulges her true passion for potables: if she can't have apple Juice then she'll take tea. And the restaurant hasn't been opened that can cook, in her estimation, the way Ax cooks. On tour; it's something simple off a hot plate. If you offered her pheasant under glass she'd probably glare at you. WHEN YOU see her on stage in the show, she slinks around blazing like a Siamese coronation. Tiaras, bracelts. ropes of diamonds, all gathered together on her person in a waterfall of the gems. In addition, she wears furs by the square yard, costly, precious and desirable furs. • but when she leaves the theater for the evening she, wears her, own version of fur: a modest, serviceable sealskin coat. She bought it because "it wears so well." Some of the chorus kids have managed some mink, but not Miss Channing. While hewing down some of the authentic glamor that surrounds Carol, we might as well go the whole truth. In the show she gulps down many a firkin of champagne, acting as though she loved the stuff. "I ALMOST had a real large diamond once." she told me, just before setting out on the tour which has brought her a chip in Texas. "I was invited to some hoe-down sponsored by a national association of diamond merchants. Something like that. They made a big thing of the invitation and the way I heard it at the time, they were to give me a whale of a stone called a Pentagon Diamond. "I saw the thing, a nice large five-pointed job. Or maybe it was earrings. Something anyway, it didn't happen. I went there and I wore a lot of diamonds for the cameramen—but I never got the diamond. They seemed to forget about it. But the dinner was good, so I guess I'm even. "Once I even held the original of the tiara I wear in the show. It had belonged to Empress Josephine and was loaned by the French Government to Van Cleff and Arpels for a year. I'm going to get this square for you: the phoney in the show looks much better. The original was kind of dull and dirty looking." BUT DON'T LET the girl kid you with all this bucolic simplicity. She does own one luxury item: a mink stole. Eleanor Holm told Carol she needed some flash for the tour and took her to the wholesale fur district. There Miss Holm cajoled a fur merchant to cut his mink prices in half and waited for Carol to order a lush, rippling coat of mink. Instead she ordered a small stole. And wears her sealskin most of the time. Detroit: would you go Dallas one better and give poor Carol a real diamond, say about half a karat? (McNaught Syndicate, IncJ Marquis Childs Hear Washington Calling WASHINGTON — The depths of absurdity to which the masters of the Soviet Union can be driven by their own fears are apparently without limits. It is so fantastic that it is like reading about a people who have been ordered by their tyrant to go about henceforth on their hands instead of their feet. In this upside-down world all values are reversed. The latest example concerns library catalogues in connection with the unending purge of books that deviate from the latest twist in the party line as decreed by Stalin from the Kremlin. The concept of the catalogue as an objective guide to tell readers what books are available is a "senseless bourgeois contrivance" say the editors of one of the regional newspapers, "Kom- munist Tadzhikistana." "The Soviet library catalogue is to be the tool for the Communist education of the masses," the paper says. "Therefore, it is necessary to br careful in !.he selection of material to be listed in the catalogues. "To propagandize the most advanced literature in the world, the works of the great leaders of science — Marx. Engels, Lenin, Stalin, the decree of the party and the government, the advanced ideas of native public workers — means to be strict in the selection of the books listed for the readers' catalogues." retical traininc of the librarians and. the lack of Bolshevik adherence to the principle of books as propaganda." But amazing and pathetic as this must seem to anyone in the free world, it should be noted that, symptoms of a similar fear have appeared here in this country. Representative Harold Velde of Illinois, has actually introduced in the House a bill that would require the librarian of Congress to designate in every book in the library what may be subversive. Since there are some 9,000,000 books in this great collection, it would obviously be a task of considerable magnitude. Having had the books combed over, the librarian under the Velde bill would then pass on to all other librarians the listings of subversion. WHAT CALLED forth this admonition was thn discovery that, the catalogue of the public library in Stalinabad HMrd many works previously denounced by the Kremlin. Even more shocking was the fact that in the department of "dialectic materialism" the catalogue listed only five works by Marx and Engels, two by Lenin and one by Comrade Stalin. In the scientific section were still many of the books on biology ruled out a.s "reactionary" by the Communist, party in 1948. At that time the whole body of the .science of genetics, as developed in the We.st, and in Soviet, Russia, was brushed aside for an "ideologically correct" theory that happened t.o fit in with Communist viev.-s of human progress and development. Likewise, in the field of linguistics the library catalogue still listed the. works, of the "notorious" Marr whom Stalin had ordered off the map. At, the same time the Department of Anti-Religious Literature failed to show a single copy of Stalin's instructions on this matter. THE ONLY possible conclusion is that Representative Velde simply ha.s not realized how deeply insulting this is to a free people. He is saying, in effect, in this preposterous bill that, Americans have so little faith in their institutions, so little judgment and reasoning power, that they cannot be trusted to read books that are not clearly marked with warning signs. So much stress has been put on the obvious dangers of the Communist, conspiracy in connection with espionage and sabotage that the more sinister peril is lost sight of. That is the corrosive influence everywhere of the Communist doctrine that the end justifies any means. As the Velde proposal indicates, there is a contagion in this. If it is allowed to spread, the values of our society will sooner or later be as perverted as those of Soviet Russia. lUrutrd Feature Syndicate Inc.' So They Say You Crtii'i. properly complain about the verdict of a jury, but I thoucht Costello was contemptuous ot the committee. I hate to see a fellow like him cet by with it. —Sen. Este.s Kefauvcr, on FranK Costello trial jury deadlock. It it is un-American and anti- Christ ian to rictend the greatest Clinstmn nation in the world through a fair, effective and less costly system of military training (UMTi. then I plead guilty. —Rep. Carl Vmson i"D., Ga.K "IT IS furthermore absolutely intolerable." said (.he editorial, "that the library catalogue of the Stalin- abad Library contains cards on such hooks as the collected works nn Yuso.-iavin in wlv.. h the despicable rrnec;,-,f:r and lackey of American imprriali.-m, Tito, is pictured in the role of d national hero. In the light of \\v-.-r disclosures the catalogue of the SMMnabad city library mu?t be thoroughly reviewed and improved. At. present it shows the poor thno- ar<>-; aspirations of their iw/.r ia:v!<:. Ali i!'.;? has been blotted out, under 'h? Communist, system of education. Fourth would come in eiirrration proaram to find r. <•••>• r.ome.-. and '.' ork for the srraduftt.e' r r.rt: conld r.ot return to :.hcir former homes. We're not. kidding ourselves about the personality factor. A lot of our PAC (CIO Political Action Com- mit'epi women arc prfttv much taken with Ike iGcr.. Dwiiiht Ei.sen- hower i. —Jack Kroll. head of PAC. It'-. aoHcn beyond the point . . . as i.o v.he;her it. is desirable to havr universal military training. The isMie is now whether we can exi5t and .stay out of national barik!"ir> r cy without such a ?vstrm. —Ken. Richard B. Russell (D.. Gn.i. The. free nations have never .said. "We cannot, jive TV:Mi cnrrinv;r.: = ;n in the world." I', has been communism that ha- -aid. "We cannot, co-exif wiri'i frf a.'overnmer.t." —Gen. Dx'.;ifjt, Eisenhower. 'Hal Boyle AP Reporter's Notebook By BOB THOMAS (For Hal Boyle) HOLLYWOOD —One of Hollywood's most eligible male* offers this advice on how to elud» designing females in this Leap Year: Run! Don't try to argue, or rationalise or dawdle in any way. Just run! Handing out this advice is Rock Hudson, tall, dark-haired, solidly-built actor. The handsome Winnetka, 111., lad is the latest to cause a big noise among the bobbysoxers. In his two years in Hollywood, he has squired a good number of the glamor girls and he would like to continue his single ways. "I'm 26," he remarked. "I don't think I'd like to get married until I'm thirty." Leap year or not, there' are girls who would like to thwart his long-range planning, he said. "I CAN ALWAYS feel it coming on," he said. "I have several dates with a girl and then she starts, wanting to get serious. She starts to work me into a corner. That's when I use my strategy. I run. "I don't call her up for four or five days. Finally, she calls me up and she's indignant. She wants to know what the dickens has happened to me and why haven't I called her. Pretty soon she gets the idea." Hudson came close to marriage once during his Hollywood career. He and Vera-Ellc-n decided they would wed and even set the date for the big event. But it was cancelled by mutual agreement. "Now I don't believe I would marry an actress," he declared. "It places too much strain on a marriage. For one thing, I want to be the breadwinner In the family. I wouldn't want my wife footing any of the bills. "That was one of the reasons Vera and I broke it up. She was making 10 times tha salary I was." He further illustrated with one of his current dates, Marilyn Maxwell: "She's just finishing up a picture and I'm Just starting one. She'll be going out on a tour next, and as soon as shs gets back, I'll be going out on one. We seldom have the time to see each other." Hudson is currently the fair-haired boy at Universal-International. He gets his first star billing in "Bend of the River," but it was the premiere of that picture that put him in solid with his studio bosses. He spent a week touring Oregon for the film, and he got the cheers of the younger set wherever he went. At the Portland premiere, he attracted mora clamor than the more established actors. Fortunately, the studio boss. William Goetz, was present to 'observe the ovation. "It was tremendous," Hudson recalled with enthusiasm. "It was raining, but the crowds didn't seem to mind. They pushed against rny car as I approached the theater. I could hardly get the doors open. The. side-walk was jammed. Two rows of policemen, arm-in-arm, pushed open a passageway and I ran through it." Do such demonstrations frighten him? "I should say not. It's wonderful." "WITH A SONG In My Heart" Is a musical biography with a ready-made plot: The dramatic story of Jane Froman. The movie makers had to do little elaboration on the exciting Ufa of the famed singer. Fortunately, they stuck largely to the facts, and the result is a moving and highly entertaining musical. While it doesn't have quite the impact of "The Jolson Story," it is nevertheless a craftsmanlike job. Susan Hayward is merely wonderful a.i the singing stnr and she is aided by David Wayne. Rory Calhoun and Thelma Ritter. But the real star is the voice of Miss Froman herself, more vibrant and stirring than any other in the cast, (Assoclsted Press) George Dixon Washington Scene WASHINGTON —Rep. Walter Norblad, the earnest young Republican from Oregon, is demanding the improbable. He wants Federal Security Administrator Oscar Ewing to stop spending the taxpayers' money idiotically. I am surprised at Rep. Norblad for doing A Don Quixote like this. Why does he think the fair dealers maintain a socialization Mad Mullah like Ewing except to manufacture confusion to keep the unthinking section of the populace stirred, up? The trouble with Mr. Norblad In his tilt with the wily Oscar is that he let himself get mad. That's what Ewing and his socialization witch doctors love. Nothing gives them mora satisfaction than to see the sensible driven bcrscrfe. REP. NORBLAD tried hard to control his fury. He began a letter to Ewing intending to lampoon gently the damfool projects being carried on by the socializrrs but he got .so mad a. c , he dictated that, he wound up slugging. Here's the letter: "Dear Mr. Twin:;: I have been interested in examining a number of the rc-search projects for the public health branch of your department which ha.s recently been granted $792,000 of the taxpayers' funds. "At a. time when our national debt is st it.i highest point, when our peacetime spending has reached an all-time high and our federal taxation is reaching astronomical heights, I fail to understand the wisdom of .".pending public money for some of t.he.se projects. "'Tolerance for Environmental strew in Aged and Newborn Sheep and Goats' is the title of a research program for which you have granted $19,000. " 'An analysis of the Peyote Cult, a^ a. Social Movement Amonc the Navajo Indians' Is another project ciiven $2.500 of the taxpayers' money. "'Cultural and Psychiatric Factors in the Mental Health of the Hutterites' LS a study listed ,•).-; ob; aii'iin;: $7,500. "NOT KNOWING who the Hutteritrf. might be I called the Library of CongrCAS and their immediate reference books did not. contain the answer. After .some searching they advised that, the best information they could obtain wa.s that they TVCTC probably a religions .w-: f.omcwhcro in South Dakota. "Others I could mention include "The Influence of Prr-Ariuli. Environment, on Animal's Behavior and Neuros::,' at. $1000: 'An Enipirii-.'i.l Study of spcruM Adjustment. Social Technique, and Personal Value--.' sranteri $8.000. "'To Demonstrate the Interrplntiorirhip B^- t'.'cen Autonomic Chanse;-, Emotion anr; Cfr'ain Cutaneous Reactions in Normal and Pa'ho- !ogie Skin.' nivrn ST.OOO; 'A !•»: Study of Children', 1 - Behavior,' av/nrried si-i.OOO; T.ivesti- cat:on of the Interaction of So-;ai an.-! Hnredi- !:irv Factor? Affertinc Me'U'O.^e-f and NTVOIIS Stabili'.v in Mnmm:!'..-. - for $f).(W». "'Promotion of Marital Ad.iu.-tn-i-'i-.i in Men and Women a.s an Aid to Good Mental Health' at. S 17.000: and la", but, not ir,i.>', a sr.int. of $12.000 to 'Study Ij'ni'onf.ciou;. Factor.-. (V,v<T:iin3 Courtship and Matf Selection.' "On this 'afi'V I ,-,rv, ;u:vrrr! ','.:*', ';;r pyo- fe.-.= o;- to whom the trrRr/ v. ;•.:-. tr.nlr .-r.vM that he ;s try:r.c to 'ur.rnvry some rr.drifr. trait* that lover", don't know th r y have ' ''In the name of f<"r,r : o:r.v and common??-:'.-'' 1 , in ROYerr.'nent. :f ^ectr.f, onlv proper that vour office ?.h&uid re-r-xair,:nr O,r.sr ; urar.tj; and csr.cr-1 t'.icm."

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