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FOUR EVENING TIMES, CUMBERLAND. SID, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5. 1957 c Ic V tl n S b b P £:. h h a C .\ o f. b 11 7 t) C tr cl Evening and Sunday Time* Krtrr MUrwoo <rxe«pl Suadiy) «ed Suadiy MorBiaj nbUibm bj TSi Tim*i «n<J Allejc*n:in Ce.mplB) > 1-t Sooth M«fb»Bli- Silted CujnbfrJJAd, Md. at*r«d ti tecond cl»s» ro*U w*tier *1 C\j»t«Jai>d MiryUEj, uadtr the id ol March 3, UTS Utrabtr of lit Audit Bureiu oj Circulation M«nil»r oi Th« Atioclittd Pr.n TrW 1/ruMM Weekly »ubicript!oe m« 67 Cirri«r»: Out »*«k EieaJs* efljy Me. Cieajoj fucrt p*r cfpj *c; Eitniaj inr] Sjtdij Tiroti ioc per weei; Saadiy TiJHts caJy. IQc p«r cops ' M»U Sabieriptlon Ritfi F.rrcicj fur.fti Ul, led. 3rd and Uh Poiti) &>e«f l.JS MoAtb S7.00 Six Moarot (14.M Oti »>»/ ;th, ton, :to it<j 6r& Peit*| 7ac#i $1.5$ MftBib irSO Sii Months tiJ.W Ot« Y«« Mid Subieriruon Riiei Sur.-ja/ I:mti Oaiy lit. led, Jrtf aj;d «tfa Poiial Z&zti .M On« MoDtb ts.oo Si» Mode, |(.«o OM V f »r MD, £tb. JIB jfifj Jin Petti] 2&Lti .19 Oc« Month 13 (A Si* Moathi K.1Q Qa« l, Jf t>e ETtcfci Twie» jcd Sucdij Tiir.n ea dame!*] riiponjtbiUty f or I>poJEriph:c*] *rro.-i us «tii-crtfiemti!ti- but will [fpri&t thai P *rt e( in Jdvertmmfct lo which ibt cyjwjtraphici! trror vcfurt Erroei rratt b* imported at on**, Wednesday Afternoon, June 5, 1957 OUR COUNTtr Tltt union ol Aco/fj, tht, union ot Ihe flea of our Union Rule By Gangsters GAXGSTER intimidation of witnesses in criminal trials is nothing new. But the latest example of il involving the notorious Johnny Dio emphasizes all too pointedly the growing power of the underworld in present-day America. The federal government has had lo put of! the trial of Dio and three henchmen as conspirators in Ihe acid blinding of labor columnist Victor Hiesel. Two witnesses—gangsters already convicted in the same case—have refused lo testify against Dio after having been threatened. Government prosecutors may or may not be able to go after Dio later. If they are not,- it will represent another shocking triumph for criminal violence — and the menace of it. THAT THERE IS FAR too much o( this kind of super-government in the United States is abundantly evident. The whole point of the Senate's rackets inquiry is to expose and measure the extent of it. Ri'esel and olhers offer many proofs thai gangsters dominate powerful unions and businesses exacting stiff tribute from the society they infest. Since they perform no useful function and serve no legitimate purpose, these underworld characters have no honest bargaining power in either unions or businesses. Consequently the use or threat of force is their only weapon. Americans are right up against the question of how long they are going to, allow their society to be ruled in this fashion. If strong counter-measures are not taken soon, we may be compelled to acknowledge that a new kind ot government has been born—thugocracy. O.N'E OF THE SADDEST aspects of this situation is lhat subservience lo violence becomes corcosive of the national character at all levels. It is a kind of blackmail practical in large and small ways, not only by criminal elements young and old but by countless individuals seeking to enforce their will upon others. A schoolboy takes a punch at a girl pupil and she begs her mother nol to report him because '-the next time he'il dp something worse." People keep silent about vandalism for tear speaking out will bring more. Such threats, magnified hugely by Ihe professional users of force, conslitute the law of the underworld jungle Americans can hardly want thai law to prevail. Congratulations _ SEN. THEODORE Francis Green Rhode Island Democrat, now is (he oldest legislator ever lo sit in Ihe halls of Congress. Well along in his 90lh vear he has passed his lasl compelilor" and henceforth will be making a'new record daily. It is indeed a memorable Ihing to stand as the oldesl deliberator in the greatest deliberative assembly in the world. Probably it will be 3 long time before anyone approaches Green's record. Furthermore, he himself believes he will make it to the 100-year mark and plainly is confident that so long as he lives he will go on getting elected to he Senate. In all the attention paid to this feat, however, it should nol be overlooked thai Green is an able lawmaker who has labored steadily without undue fanfare in behalf of "both his state and the country. Without regard to politics, citizens all over America will be congratulating Senator Green on having reached this remarkable milestone, and at the same time voicing a measure of graliltide that the nation has so long had the services of a talented and devoted public servant. Entcrlainjiicnt? THE OTHER evening, the ringmaster of one of the great weekly television circuses regaled his millions of viewers wilh the .spectacle of a lop- rnn? "° ll - wood Wo "de Paying Ihe fiddle. She played with determination She played all the notes. She played AVttn the occasional frightened grimace so familiar to parents watching Ihe children struggle through their first recita . And ihen, to top off this hour of splendid eniertainmenl. the movie queen sat herself down and pounded her way through a piece at the piano She played the piano wilh determination loo. There were a couple of shaky moments, but she got through all right. Even the most cantankerous viewer might admit that there is a certain curiosity value in all this It was entertaining, after a fashion. But it was a long ways from being enler- tslnment in the best sense of that much abused term. \ A/e? \/e HCURS BANK RO8B6KS, KlfW,4P<fRS CUPCAKE, ALIAS ALIAS TRIGGER. CUPCAKG IS Flv£ HAIR - BLU£ eYcTS- SC/^R OAJ CHIM- ON Lerr -APPROACH CUPCAKC WITH CAUTIOrJ. tS AND CROOKS. Do ifcu THWK You COULD fA/ouftcT A Dial PA 2-4«00 for a WANT AD Taker Tt«m« cu MIC Whitney Bolton Glancing Sideways Thomas L. Stokes One Senatorial Probe Not So Thorough WASHINGTON'- Instead of a Tale of Two Cities, we will give you here a tale of two Senate- in- vestigatioa'. only one of which came equipped with a guillotine. That one yoj have seen., heard, read about and almost smelled. as fascinated as Madame LaFarge as she watched Ihe heads drop. The story of Dave Beck and his Teammates came from an assortment of characters such as are assembled only in a Saroyan or O'.Veill or Tennessee Williams play. We have nol seen the like hereabouts on the political boards since the Teapot Dome oil investigation. The Beck- head we finally saw fill into the basket. -VOW WE WAIT, eagerly one fears, for more heads lo fall in a continuation of the performance which is advertised as even more colossal by the investigator, gloomy, gimlet-eyed Senator John McClellan, the Arkansas Democrat who could do Robespierre with little makeup and virtually no coaching. Few investigations have been so thorough" The Senator's staff, headed 'by young Bob Kennedy, the Massachusetts - Senator's brother, has dug into union books and records and rounded up witnesses all over the country lo tell the story. The probe follows lime-lested methods, all the way up to the climax when the witnesses are shoved into the chair, put under oath and squirm about under questions. Dave Beck wouldn't talk, bul enough others have. ,-NOW FOR THE other investigation. It also was conducted by McCellan. \Ve are reminded of it by the final report submitted to Ihe Senate last Friday covering ihe special Senate commitlee inquiry last year into lobbying, es- pecially lobbying for the natural gas bill. It grew out of an almost fictional episode in the Senate. There we sat in Die gallery Ijj- lening to the windup of debate on the bill pushed by the Democratic leadership lo exempt natural gas producers from regulation by the Federal Power Commission. Suddenly rose diminutive Senator Francis Case, a Republican from South Dakota, but not at all the two-gun type. He was almost apologetic as he lold how a lobbyist for a big California o ; i company bad offered 12,500 in S100 bills to his campaign manager back in South Dakota, -and how he had told his manager to return it when he was informed of the gift. How they kept things under control was soon learned. THIS COULD hardly be sweet charity, but seemed to have something to do with the natural gas bill. Indeed, Ihe lobbyist spoke of that measure. Case's dramatic act did not. of course, stop the gas bill. It seemed to change no vote but his. It took President Eisenhower's veto lo stop this measure over which consumers were so much in arms. From the way the mild-mannered South Dakola Senator was lectured from the Senate floor by Senalor Lyndon B. Johnson, the parly leader who is so strong for Ihe bill, and from the way he was grilled by a special Senate committee quickly named to investigate this single episode, you would have thought Case had committed some sort of crime against the Senate. Maybe he had. Because of the President's denunciation of the lobby as "arrogant" and the public uproar. Senale leaders of both parties fell they should, as a gesture, make a broad inquiry into lobbying. M'CLELLAX, who was assigned Ihe job as chairman of the special investigating committee, had a big staff at his command. But did this staff get at its job as energetically as had his labor racketeering stall? And did it subpoena oil company books and bring oil company officials here, put them under oath and ask them about their contributions to politics and to campaigns of Senators, as the present McClellan committee has done with labor union people, -Municipal officials and all the other characters we have seen in the last few weeks? No—of course not. We got the lipof/ when McClellan got up in the Senate one day and. with a perfectly straight face, asVed any Senators who had any information about oil cam- capign contributions to let him Vnmv. He also asked the press and public to fell him anything they knew. (Uait*d Ftalur* Syndicate, Inc.) Peter Edson Here's New Game That Has Few Winners WASHINGTON INEA) - Outgoing Treasury Secretary George M. Humphrey devised a new "20 Questions" game lo find if Ihere is anybody around who i« a real, Irue advocate of government economy. This game can be played any place you get a group of people together. The rules are simple. Lei the chairman ask all Ihose present lo stand. The chairman then proceeds lo read off the 20 queslions given below. Every person who Enswers an honest "Yes!" to any of Ihe questions must sit down. Such person is counted oul as not being a true believer in govern- rafjit economy. If there is anyone slill on his feet at ihe end of Ihe list, that person is "it"—a real devotee ol decreased government spending. ALL SET? Here's Ihe first question: Have you ever opposed raising U. S. postage rates so as to make the U. S. Post Office Department self-supporting? If you answer "yes!" sit down. You're out. Next: Have you supported programs for greater federal expenditures in your community for housing or slum clearance? Have you ever wanted the government to do a free dredging or Hood control project on some nearby waterway? Have you ever wanted Congress to pass a "pork barrel" appropriation for some dam or reclamation project? Have you ever wanted the gov- ernment to help build a new dormitory for your favorite college? Have you favored more federal funds for community development, such as sewage disposal or water supply projects? Have you favored federal shipbuilding subsidies for the maintenance of an American flag merchant marine? Have you favored high, rigid price upport subsidies on American farm products? History From The Times Files TEN' YEARS AGO .lunt S, 19tr Robert Kaplon renamed president of Western Maryland Lodge IW. B'nai B'rilh. Donna Jean May. 5. Bond Street, badly hurt when hit by Irucfc at rear of Community Baking Company. •lohn W. Womack elccled exall- ed ruler of Fort Cumberland Lodge 176. JBPOEW. TWENTY YEARS AGO June 5, 193J William McKewen. 31, city, critically injured when car plunged over mountainside near Buckhannon, W. Va. Injured were Jlrs. McKewen, 56; Jean. 16- Hazel. 17; Ronald, 2; Mrs. Frances Byrum, 36 and Harold Byrum, 14. Over 50 casts of whooping caugh reported here since first of year. Death of Joseph Adanu, 29, Bedford Road. THIRTY YEARS AGO Jnnt s, 13J7 Chestnut trie growth in Maryland and adjoining states killed by blight. William E. Lehman. 12. Pear Street, fractured left leg in fall from cliff in Narrows. Louise Eichelberger, H. city, badly hurt whin hit by switching engine near BIO Polk Street "rossing. FORTY YEARS AGO June S, 1317 fifcO snd Pennsylvania Railroads, along with Western Maryland Railway, were to assemble hospital train' for use of Army in fast. Charles E. Helzer appointed auditor of Davis Coal and Coke Company, Quantities of building materials arrived here for erection of Kelly-Springfield Tire. Company plant. HAVE YOU wanted Ihe government to continue subsidizing uneconomic • mining operations by guaranteed rates of payment? Have you ever advocated greater expenditures for a long list of "welfare" activities — including school lunches, medical research, aid lo education, and to forlh? Have you ever been associated with groups seeking Hill-Burton Act funds for a new hospilal in your area? Have you ever protested when the Army. Navy. Air Force or Veterans' Administration proposed closing or consolidating a government hospilal in your area; for reasons of economy? Have you ever endorsed increasing pensions or hospitahza- tion benefits for veterans whose disabl'.'ties are nol connected with military service? Have you ever wanled the government to provide your community with a new airport? Has any company with which you are connected ever received any benefits from accelerated" lax amortization allowances? Have you ever protested when Ihe government proposed closing «P some military installation or ending some business-type enterprise which would have laken a government payroll out ot ^our community? NEW YORK — You have been coursinj the theatres. 10 minutes here, JO minutes there, * full act somewhere elj«, and you start wandering along .thinking over the fact that as brilliant and talented as Gwen Verdon is in "New Girl in Town," sh* has a lough row to hoe. Her first entrance comes immediately alter the first ringing introduction of a hit song, most of her o'ther entrances come just after shrewd, stage-wise Thelma Ritter has svrapped up the audience in both her hands and keeps it there. Miss Verdon is the title role ptayer, but th« way the show is routined she has to fight for her position ever)- step of the way. YOU DECIDE to leave the glitter of lights and walk westward lo your office near the Hudson Hiver, one reason being that 10 major liners are in town and there is nothing quite so exciting and beautiful as that many liners, side by side down the length of the shore, lighted and with wisps of vapor lazily rolling from their stacks. You get lo the river and look up and down at the mcored ships, thinking that in a ,'ew days all these piers will be empty and in place ft the lovely vessels will be river water sloshing against pilings and- scummed with a • city's debris. Broken packing c^ses, worn auto tires, a few wet logs, some discarded clothing, sodden papers, all garbaged together and making a skin of disorder on a pretly river's surface. YOU TUR.V in at your office and find letters. Editor Harry Provenco of Waco. Texas advising that he is going to California by a certain date, but if you reach Waco before that he'd like lo see you. Gene McKinney of Waco offering lo guide you through Baylor University's lovely theatre. Dr. Bill Wharton of Tucson advising you that he. too, may be in Mexico in August, as last year, and you read an enclosure from Dr. Jack Dunlap of Waco concerning some Mexico matters. Airs. D. L. Wheeler of St. Simon's Island, Georgia, telling you that she was brought up in Palenque, Mexico, and thai her molher, an archaeologist, still lives hear b.v on her ranch and is specializing in Mayan cultures. C. Ward McClarran of Buffalo asking you to look at some sulphur works in Mexico, in which he is an extensive holder, and suggesting other people and other things to see in the Southern areas of Mexico. And 48 olhers from as many places, telling you that they, as readers, are pleased you are going back to Mexico and they look forward lo seeing the daily reports. Well, they won't be daily, because not everyone wants a dosage of Mexico every day for eight weeks — but they'll be often enough. YOU AHE reading these and feeling honest pleasure in having received them aU, they being a sort of certification of your decision, when the telephone rings and Dick Horner, company manager for "New Girl," calls and asks you to drop in whenever near his place and visit with him and his lovely bride Pat Peardon, the actress. He tells you that "New Girl" is a fat hit and audiences !ove it, which is certainly true, and you talk over a dozen other things. flat Boy/* I Reporter's Notebook NEW YORK—Al 21. Let Remick, who looks like/a vanilla ice cream cone lopped wilh taffy, is a real "fortune's darling." Almost every season now director Elia Kazan laps a new unknown for stardom, and Lee is his discovery this year. She has made her film debut in "A Face in Ihe Crowd," and Kazan was so impressed with her work he took for him ths . unusual step of signing her up for fivi niori pictures. , Lee, a girl wilh a golden touch, may not have everything in life yet—but if her luck holds out she will have. YOU START back eastward toward Broadway and run into Ben Kaiden. the ticket broker, whom you have not seen in months. You swap a variety of anecdotes and experiences, after which he races for a train home and you elect to stick around awhile longer. At 46lh Street you see Hughie McGauley, head of the box office at the -«th Street Theafre. and he, too, is bound for home by train." Y'ou exchange brief, swift pleasantries and now the sidewalk is momentarily clear. Eight young men — either of high school senior or college freshman age, come by and they are wearing duplicate hats on which is stitched the news that they are from Florida. They amble by ogling Broadway and th« big electric signs and you hear: "This is Ihe most walkingest ex- haustin' town I ever was in," and you decide that makes vast sense. So you go home. (MeS'lotht SysdioU, tac.) THIS LASSIE hasn't had a disaster since she lost her baby teeth. She is tall, memorably proportioned, and breathlakingly beautiful. She not only was born on Ihe right side of the railroad Iracks, but picked a father who owned a department store. She was educaled at an exclusive Manhatlan finishing school. "Sure, I've been hungry in rny life," she said, smiling. "But there was always plenty of food in Ihe refrigerator." Some girls get beauly bul never, get the breaks. Lee is a girl who got both. She was silting in Sari's restaurant when. a playwright, drawn by her visible charm, asked her if she could act. "Sure," said Lee. who had studied ballet dancing but had never taken an acting lesson in her life. The writer pul her in his play. It lasted only two weeks, but long enough for television producers to notice her. And Kazan, after spotting her on a TV show, decided at first glance the girl had the makings of a star. Frederick Othman Wrecker, Spare That Relic IN HIS REPORT, he reveals the result of those requests was nil — just as ivas forecast by cynics in the gallery the day he did it. They knew that Senators were not going to tell on themselves. , So in that other inquiry the McClellan we watched was politely and casually Southern, turning his eyes the other way. The Mc- Ciellan we watch today is. indeed, a contrast—intense, determined, hounding witnesses in the labor rackets inquiry, condemning them. But the facls he is digging out today—and we want all of them —are no more true than the facts he neglected to dig out about campaign contributions by oil to a number of Senators. We would like to have those, too. But there's not a chance. WASHINGTON - Across the street from the White House is a gimcrack : studded monolith widely known as one of the ugliest buildings in the world. Its long-time official name was Ihe State. War and Navy Department Building and our • government's .making noises about tearing il down. Not handsome enough. And nol even big enough to lake care of all the clerks who work in Ihe President's executive offices. Not in anger do I speak, but in sadness. This'ancient building, erected in 1838 in a style known as Pullman car ne -classic, is so downright homely that to us old- limers it seems bandsome. elderly messenger! lo take care of a caller's hat. IT'S BUILT OF granite, with cast iron trimmings, and it's nol going to blow away. It is a solid chunk of yesterday there on Pennsylvania Avenue and I claim it ought to stay there as a reminder to the politicians of what 3 pleasant place this old world used to be. In the long ago I used to have a desk in this venerable structure holding forth in the press room and doing business with Henry Stimson and later with the •gentle and gentlemanly Cordell Hull. Happy days those were, loo. because we ,as a nation weren't mad at anybody. . Press conferences with these gentlemen seldom produced headlines. RUMBLINGS of war came in the 40's and the Navy moved to larger quarters. So did the Army, into a building on Virginia Avenue that was big enough—the planners said—to hold it for all time. A couple of years later the military moved into the Pentagon and the State Department soon thereafter took the Army's intermediate headquarters. All the time, of course, the President's helpers grew more numerous. They ftllered into the old building across from the White House. Now they've got it jammed. They don't appreciate the fireplaces with the iron filigrees around the edges. The mighty hallways with the marble floors and the ceilings 14 feet tall thev call wasteful of space. They don't like the ornate lighting fixtures, or the interminable stairways with their balustrades of carved bronze. The talconies that jut out at odd places they never use. The steep slate roof they never even see. IN HER FIRST MOVIE role \*t pljyg a naive young Arkansas drum . majorette who (alls in love with 'an entertainment world idol Andy Griffith, who busta her little happy heart, the big heel. Lee spent several months learning thi art of baton twirling. "It isn't as easy as it looks," she said. "I picked up some interesting bruises." She spent some, weeks living wilh an Arkansas family, and picked up a few phrases she had never heard in Park Avenue circles. "f love Iheir expressions." she said. "Such as. "II lickjed me so I like lo died." And dp you know what they call parties? They call (hem 'drop ins.' " Having successfully launched her career as s professional actress. L« now has only one big immediate problem. "I'm looking for a good teacher," she said frankly. "I wanl lo learn how to act." (AixcUtcd Preii) George Dixon Washington Scene WASHINGTON -A friend of mine. wS^ seated with Secretary of the Interior Seaton in Seatons private sealin' room a whila back when Ihe phone rang. The affable Mr Sealon answered. He listened for a few minutes, then said: "I'll look into it. If 'it's the Administration's fault, I'll see that it's corrected." The cabinet officer informed his visitor that the caller was Senate Majority Leader Lyndon B. Johnson. He added this teaser- Wh " Lynd<m w> » complaining The man who was seated wilh Seaton indulged in wide speculation. Secretary Seaton finally mlerrupted: "No. It was none 3f those things. Lyndon complained that the ban Angelo section of Texas hasn't had a trap of rain sjnce this Administration cam* fflto office." Sealon ' s '"tin 1 com- I hear you tell him (hat if ' U W0uld -orr«t it ,nl T solemnly. . ?, aiti the 'n'erior Secretary "If ,,'s our fault, I will." . HAVE YOU supported greater federal appropriations (or Rural THE BUILDING was so big—it had more than two miles of corridors—that the diplomats couldn't use it all. So on one side the Navy Department had its headquarters; on the other, the War Department. The Admirals and the Generals were hard to identify in those days, because they mostly wore tweeds. They didn't make" much news, either. The battleships traveled exclusively on good will cruises, while the Army had so fen- men il had trouble putting on a good par-^ ade. Life was sleepy in the old Stale Department building. Nobody ever hurried. The wallf were so thick that most of a summer passed before the heat from outside seeped in. There ucre no guards in front of important doors: only some Electrification -Administration. Tennessee Valley Authority or any other public power project? Have you favored federal grants-in-aids to the slates for highway conslruclion'. drought relief, disaster loans, aid to depress areas, public assistance or combatting juvenile delinquency? Have you ever urged greater federal expenditures for recreational facilities in the national parks, national forests or for the fish and wildlife service? Have you ever written your congressman lo help you get a job, a government contract or for tax relief or some other special favor that would cost Uncle Sam some money? Anybody Mill standing who answered "No!" lo all those ques- ti6ns? it 10, give him the pri«. THEY WANT to tear down the whole establishment and replace it with one of those efficient, air- conditioned government buildings of limestone, which will look like. almost everj" other government building in Washington. I hope they never make it. Maybe I'm an optimist, but I'm still figuring that possibly our children at least will live to see the day when the President won't even need a block square building full of assistants. 'Cnitfd r«i(ure Synditai*. Int.) Reading D FIVE YANKEE ball players and their wives helped their teammate. Billy Martin, celebrate his birthday at a New York night club. There were some kind of doings, and the result was a page one newspaper siory which revealed that the six athletes were out of bed at 2 a.m. Also, the American League office has announced that Mickey Mantle, one of the 2 a.m. athletes, and Ted Williams have been fined J25 each for throwing baseball bats in the air. The situation is grave. Something must be done to keep heroes of Ihe diamond respectably heroic. But what is to be done? The answer is simple. It should be compulsory for the athletes to read the Fra'nk M-r- riwell novels that were so popular a generation ago. Frank Merriwell never acled as the pals of Billy Martin. Billy Martin himself, and Ted Williams. And what Frank M*rri- well can do; Ted Williams, Mickey Mantle, Hank Bauer. Whitey Ford, Johnny Kuchs, Yogi Bena and Billy Marlin can also do, er at least imitate. We hope that lh« athletes will lake our advice and spend their nighls wilh Frank Merriwell. They owe this much to Ihe public, the game, and baseball'* public relations men. THE VISITOR unseatoned himself and departed, shaking his head over levity in high places. A couple of dayj later he wad in the paper lhat it had started raining in San Angelo. It kept on raining until San Angelo pleaded lo be reclassified from a drought fo a flood relief area. At the height of the <Muge, the man who had been seated with Seaton called Seaton and asked him if Senator Johnson was salisfied. "i'm afraid not." replied the Secretary ofihe Interior. "He seems, to feel that tr.a Administration is guilty of over-correclion " SENATOR WATKINS. the white-haired Mormon elder Irom Utah is not given to flights of fancy, nor extravagant stale- rnenis. Consequently he made a few people sit up by remarking the olher day thai a business tycoon could escape Federal Trade Commission control by wringing the necks of a few chickens. Before he could be accused of indulging in allegory. Senator Watkins made it plain lhat he was not speaking figuratively, but very literally He said that if sn industrialist strangled a few fowl, plucked their feathers, anrt sold Iheir carcasses, he could tell Ihe federal Trade Commission he wasn't subject to its regulations. The Solon revealed that meat packers Sot quietly ouUrom under FTC policing 35 years ago and Ihni ever since they've been answerable only to ll, c Irndc pracliccs sec, J ? llvc *, lock """Sinn «f the Depart- THE LAW SAYS they imiM have- Jo per cent of a packing company lo tnjdy immunity, but il.doesn't spedly how hig Ihe company must be. Senator Watkins said a man could declare himself lo be a meat packer by decapitating and rtefeathering a few chickens. Unless this loophole is unloopcd it will pronably be seized upon as a business oppor- umty by loophole manufacturers. Look for them to make a loophole through which Ihe packer of such nutritional -delicacies as fLT r mp f- can wiB « 16 ' "e «an *™** througo packing a dead chicken under his to™o

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