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*- r i *K • •' •• . ->, tat*, i, Texas' Most Consistent Newspaper <*Cflt>t SntnMnt by The PniYlpa News, 322 W. Foster Avc., Pnmpn, ~ JJlWi* 666- All departments. MEMBER OF THK ASSOCIATED PRESS (Full wfrtil.) Tfic Associated T'rcsa i:i exclusively entiltrd to the use for publication *S*»6 dispatches rrodfted If it or other wise credited to this paper nnd also the Sit *!**» published herein. Kmrrrd m nceoml class mailer at the post office at tinder the. act of March .",rd, 1ST!). " SintPfRlPTION RATES ft CARRIER in Pampn 2f,c per week, Jl.ftO per month. Paid in advance, J3.00 S' iBBnthfi. $G.(|0 per six rnrmihs. $12.00 per year. Vric,. per single copy 5 cents. i ttfttl orders accepted In localities served liy carrier delivery. , gTQN CLOSE: ifo ; llose's Relative takes Visit to »os Angeles OP A (Continued) As I WHS trllinjv you, my sister |%ent to th?. vent, r.ont.rol office nf PA, whi?h l.urnrd out lo be an lght-story building whose- pn- pfcthption makes office spurt 1 scarm- fby a hundred odd offices. She hat! P?been told to set her rrnt on n half :.'hpuse converted into an apartment. 'wAfter three months she got orders $fe cut 50 percent find refund under pftenalty of triple the differences. £?.':- "Why did the inspector okay the !>'i-ental?" she asked the complaint, . • "Oh, they always do!", was the f\answer. "Less trouble. What they Mjs'ay doesn't count. We decide it here |fby chart." f: "But half of the present rental ;,Wlll not cover my expense." '>. "That's got 'lothing to do with j|it. It is just a matter of arithmetic according to the chart." 'J'j ."But the bureau has no authority tp make landlords work at a loss, Illas it, any more than it would have ""'ib. compel you clerks to work for no iay and maintain yourselves? ..oesn't the constitution prohibit fibdnflsoation and service under du- , exclaimed the clerk at point. "I don't like it any bet- than you do. We'd all like to uitl" S"Why don't v-ou?" challenged my iSiStcr. — "But your bureau must be lere to do good, and someone must .jave the authority to make reason- ble exceptions to a blanket rule! hom may I see in authority?" "I have orders to send no com- aint like yours upstairs." "Then I'll go on my own!" "You can't get past the gaurds.— ejloor by floor you must have sign- fed passes — one for each floor." ""Will you give me a pass?" "Orders not to." s this a military or a civilian au?" '"Civilian, I suppose. Maybe they're Jd someone will go upstairs and .Dt them. — Lady. I'll probably ,_e ray job for it, but I'll give you ffpass for one floor. I want to quit, inyway.' |Ploor by 1'loor my sister worked ir way. Scrutinized and discourag- I'each floor, she got the pass ihi- ed each time by great pcrsis- ice and powers of pursuasion. tally she reached the big shot the eighth floor. There were 'r property owners there. Kiich S given si number, and had to proach the big .shot by number. (< When my sister's turn "nmc lie lared at her. "Why, we don't make y exception," he growled. "How you get in here!" My sister told him nicely that she s Mrs. America and he was a blic servant. It seemed a novel flea to him, and he started to play t and mouse with her. ,','Listen," he said. "A soldier's was just in here. He's out in la. Shet ook all his savings to •H half down on an apartment Muse. The rents were to take care [of, the payments, and she figured 'd have a roof over him when he e home. We cut her rents in if, and she's not getting enough parry the place. She's going to ^e her whole investment— and the K 1,'s money. She went • out of her? ylng,,But it's just an arithmeti- ll problem, you see. We figure it lip by the chart.— I don't know she, or the G. I., will do when , conies back." f(l can'' think of something ho ht do," said my very Christian r.— "I begin to understand why have armed guards on every Or." Pbis nation was founded by property owners who threw the British jcUa company's tea overboard and "lited for the red-coats until they </ the whites of their eyes. Now nerican owners who are trying to outrageously administered exe- ,e ordsrs called "laws" are get-- ng the kind of treatment whioh ed one successful revolution. r owners are thumbing their ,^ at OPA and waiting for courts of dare to try them and convict W for the crime of property ming, Still others arc practicing ery cunning form of evasion.— All i is the result of an artificial sys- i to Keep down profiteering under rationing of scarcity— when might well be abundance.— |s(, like Russia. o They Say American loan to Great Brit- i will help to stabilize the world's «i0my and open up certain trade avantages to the United States, rUwJarly in the British empire, at we've never had befoie—Rep. a* J, gparkman of Alabama. s> * * * irs have difficulty in train- nd of a child who would am of some unrealistic proposed by an irrespon- maker or comic strip pncentrate on studies. £. McLuhan, Assump- ndsor, Canada, * t to bay that col- . voluntary ar- down in the iiustnes. The bar* I arbitration, praptioe Green Common Ground By H. C. HOILES The Active Imagination of Union Labor Advocates •Few people have as active and unregulated imaginations as people wlio advocate (lie labor unions mot IKK! nf improving I lie lot of t.IlP Vv'lM'koVS. 'I'll' 1 Iruiilil'* willi the.'.' 1 m"M is Ih.'il lli'V (In nol. hfixr run I rnl in T t.hrjr inuicinntiims. II rnur, wild. .11. is nnl an.'ily/prl. TJiry Ho not see tlif end rosulls (if what Ilicy propcise. They desire what nil people rlesiro —n heller sldiiHnrrl of living for the great mass ot workers. .Invariably you hear the.sc advocates implying that the improved condition of the workers today os compared with what it was a generation ago is clue to labor unions. They simply imagine that labor unions can improve the lot of the workers. They evidently get that idea because the lot of some workers was .improved during the time that 1^'oor unions grc\v in power. But general improvement; was a coincidence and happened in spite of labor unions. The improvement was due to more production and more production was due to better equipment nnd more knowledge. But labor unions never produced any equipment, never added any knowledge, but have prevented billions of dollars worth ot tools from being produced and used. If it \vere not for labor unions and not for government that attempted to do what labor unions profess they are trying to do—raise the wages <if manual workers, the real \vagfs of the workers ;i.s a wholo wrul-l ITO miifh higher today than it is now or over has been. The whole philosophy of labor unions is the philosophy of scarcity. Their only scheme of improving the lot ot those they give seniority is to prevent other workers leaf n ing and competing. They thus cause a loss to society of the initiative and talents of millions of workers so retarded. Thus society has to do without, the fruits of these workers. Thus there is less to divide up. Thus the real wages of the workers as a whole arc much lower than they would be if the wild imagination of union labor advocates had not misguided the public. It is really loo absurd to be a reality. To think that so many people ran bo fooicrl into /ictually believing that labor union practices are beneficial to the working class as a whole. The reason so many are fooled undoubtedly is that labor unions have a way, for the time being, of improving the lot of some workers by lowering tlio standard of living 1)1. other workers. But I hoy do not improve Hie lot. of I he union workers .'is much as I hoy lower the slandarcl of Jiving of other workers because the union leafier.'! produce nothing but consume ami because, as abuve staled, production is much smaller due to the labor unions restricting production by seniority. And because some people are benefited and the benefits are concentrated and the decreased wage is spread out among so many consumers these labor advocates evidently fail to see the harm but see the temporary concentrated benefits. Their imagination runs wild. They do not analyze their imagination. There are things about it that they do not see; that is, the restrictions, the curtailment of production. What we need more than anything else is to have these people who believe that labor unions are beneficial to tho workers to check their beliefs. They cannot write an impersonal rule of human relations, a universal rule of conduct. They are governed by desires and not by reason. The results are just as would be expected,—strikes, strikes, curtailment of production. Unless the people can be persuaded to see the ill effects of labor unions, we will continue to lose more and more of our freedom and our standard of living will get lower and lower. As Sir Ernest Benn said, "Socialism spells starvation." Labor union methods of raising wage levels spell unemployment, less production and a declining standard of living." Nation's Press HAD IT OOMlNfl (The Memphis Commercial Appeal) Democrats and" Republicans alike on the Pearl Harbor Investigating Committee have liutly rebruked the C.'I.O. for clmi-Rim; Iliat the iiu p: tif; ; -'lioiv Ji> ciuu;iiiK delay in '.mporliint. Jcgislufion while l.lic in- vr-Htir,;.iloi'!5 "vie for howUincw." To lop il off, His C.i.O. rlomamlorl an PIU! lo the invc'.sUga'icin. 'J'liu C.I.O. lu.nl it toniing. Us Ktatoraenls were not. true in liie first, place-, and in Uie second, it. is none of the labor outfit's business. Senator Scott W. Lucas, Illinois Dcmocra 1 , who has been consistently friendly ID llio C.I.O., said: "It la jual. asinine to say that Hie investigation is delr"'"" any legislation. I don't Uiin.. j, '.my business of the C.I.O. to I;-. .) tell an investigating commi. • of this kind what it should or should not do, Wo .'ire able lo take care of ourselves." The senator is clear'» right, especially when he notes i.hst the C.I.O. demand came just before Admiral Kimmel'and Genoval Short, the men in direct command at Pearl Harbor, are just About to have their day befpre the committee. Unless contiol of {he national guard is left in the hands qf the ., we will see a ACKENZIE'S • In Hollywood By KAY TUCKER REPLACEMENT— -The scries of diplomatic mishaps which has beset the Truman administration in ro- months has loci his advisers to l a sweeping shake-up of tin state department's: old-fashioned top personnel in almost every world capital. They believe that an entirely new kind of foreign representative is needed in the shaky postwar •jnlvcrs'!, and that the traditional career type ha.s outlived its USOUlIlU'SS. Unclnr the proposal now before him. Mr. Trmvnn would draw his iimb.'iswtdor.s, ministers and their f.tal'fs from practical busijirssmnn, oificials with varied experience ir. publi; life and a fair sprinkling G! lopnolrh. broad-gauged military leaders of the Eisenhower-Marshall brand. The confidential report pf a house appropriations subcommittee supports tlie. suggestion for replacement of the typical diplomat with workiny industrialists, businessmen and economic exports. This group, ivhich passes on all funds for the state, commerce and labor departments, recently made a firsthand, oiirthe-spot .study of our European outposts. ABLE- -The congressional investigators reached the conclusion thsil, individuals named for political reasons, although -opposed to be diplomatic amateurs and blunderers, were far more able than the careerists. Among those they praised highly were Charles Sawyer, an important figure in Ohio politics now serving in Brussels; Herman B. Baruch, brother of the VVal Street financier and .stationed at. Gray, relative of jisbun; 'David Mr.s. ISlriinor Roosevelt, on duty in Dublin. Those thret! did not regale the visiting commitloemen witli irrelevant anecdotes of what other nations' cat;.v diplomats hud confided to them at teas, dinners or hit-and- run conversations. They had detailed information on what rival industrialists, commercial interests and exporters were thinking, planning and doing in competition for future world markets. They also had reports for expansion manufacture. of American FAILED—The Capitol Hill visitors did not give suca high marks to a quartet of diplomats, who were named because of . their supposed professional ability, their wealth and social connections or their public prestige. They were extremely witical of John G. Winant at London, W. Averall Harriman at Moscow, Alexander G. Kirk at Rome r.nd Jefferson Caflery at Paris. Mr. Harnimm, for instance, is a handsome, wealthy and friendly individual who was the protege of the late Harry Hopkins. His personality impressed the .susceptible F. D. R.. and the old railroader's descendant was given the key post at Moscow. But he failed utterly to keep Washington informed of Stalin's war plans or peacetime ambitions for power and territory. HISTOH.Y—Joseph C. Grew, Jr., a ten-year man at Tokyo until the at- lacfc on Pearl Harbor, has achieved a high reputation among the professionals since he entered the de- partment many years ago. But he gave the late Mr. Roosevelt, as well a:, our army-navy aides, an entirely erroneous picture of Japan's strength and capacity for waging a protracted war. Had trustworthy data flowed r.cross F. D. R.'s desk from those two scouts, setting forth Russia's need and determination to fight Japan after Hitler's defeat and describing Tokyo's fatal weakness, the diplomatic history of the last .year might have been different. Possession of that information might have deferred Messrs. Roosevelt and Churchill from surrendering so completely to Stalin in Poland, the Baltic, Germany, the Balkans and the Kuriles. APPOINTEES—In short, the American state department was never more poorly staffed at home and abroad than it is at a moment when world conditions and domestic interests demand that, it should bo tops. It is no wonder that the harassed Harry Truman has in mind such men as the following for possible appointees to. the diplomatic trenches: William L. Bait, successful manufacturer and former vice president ot WPB, London; General George C. Marshall, Moscow; Fiorello H. Ln. Guardia, Rome; Navy Secretary James V. Forrsstal, Paris; General Douglas MacArthur, Tokyo or Chungking; Lieutenant General W. B. Smith, erstwhile chief of staff in Europe to "Ike" Eisenhower, Ankara. Some of tlie.sa men may not uc- cept, for personal or business reasons, or r.h'jy. /nay be sent, to countries othor than those listed above. But they represent the kind of men wanted by the White House as replacements for the dead and ancient timber m the .-,hip of state. PEAKS—It is one of the ironies of Harry Hopkin's private and public career that he never learned to manage money, although it is probable that no other official of any country ever handled so many hundreds of millions of dollars in a time of peace. With the funds he dished out as he&d of FERA and WPA ho could have bought and sold the Rockefellers and Fords combined. But his friends and admirers had to raise a sizable fund for him so that he could pay off his debte when hef irst came to Washington early in the Roosevelt administration, and not be burdened by financial worries The'New York chapter of the American association of social workers inaugurated a campaign on his 'behalf, enlisting the units of the other states in the drive. His indifference to money was one of his likable traits; it served to explain his fierce zeal for helping the depression's downtrodden. Although the la^k of it never seemed to bother him, he had all the more sympathy for others in the same plight. It was this trait, together with his loyalty, gaiety and com- pnnionability,. which so attracted him to the impressionable Mr. Roosevelt, and led the Iowa farm boy to world peaks. AP World -Mveiei- BRUSSELS, Feb. 8—On Feb. 17, Belgium will hold her first general election since 1939, and the political complexion of the new parliament is likely to determine the fate of King Leopold, who is fighting doggedly to retain his throne. Leopold's future is so uncertain that predictions are definitely out of order because, the structure of the new parliament is uncertain. Leopold's future is so uncertain that predictions are definitely out of order because, the structure of the new parliament is uncertain. The position is this: The 1939 parliament, the Inst, elected, was compound of 73 Catholics, 33 Liberals, 17 Flemish ft ,u,| TT u»rvpN7H nationalists, nine DEWITI HACKEHZIl .Communists, four Resists and two Independents. While the Catholic party hod the largest number of scats, the last government was a coalition of socialists, liberals and communists, who had 100 of the 202 votes. The Catholic party is supporting Leopold, while the coalition government thus far has had thumbs down on his majesty. It strikes me personally that if Leopold had come through the war with the same standing his revered father, King Albert, had at the end of the last conflict, his chances of ruling the Belgians again would be first class. But Leopold surrendered to the Germans at the outset of the war, while in the previous conflict his father and mother retreated with their army into a tiny corner of Belgium on the coast near La Panne, and there fought the enemy through more than four years of terrible hardship. Of course, the question of the monarch is only one of the far- reaching issues involved in, the election. We shall learn Feb. 17 whether Belgium is swinging to the left or to the right or is moving fairly well to the center. The present coalition government, headed by Socialist Premier Achille Van Acker, is going before the electors with claims of big achievements. By far the most. important of these is that Belgium is one of (he earliest of liberated countries to show signs of economic recovery. Economic well-being depends on numerous factors, and the two greatest problems of the country on its liberal-ion were to provide food and coal. The food situation is -said to lie so well in hand that, apart from meat, sugar and fats, rationing could be abolished. As for coal production, Premier Vmi Acker announced that the "battle of coal", has been won. JOHNSON de land and her favorite boy friend, Major John McKeon, will .be Hollywood's next Mr. and Mrs. They're shopping for land on which to build their honeymoon home. . . . There's ft new book in the bookstalls, "How to Become a MovJe Star." In only i t -,- * , America's Maritime Program Has Mo Place ior 99 Wartime Shipyards 126 pages yet. that easy. We doubt if it is They are making " Some coal experts aren't prepared to accept that statement literally. However, the consensus seems to be that the back of the problem has been broken. Another Item which the government will call to the attention of voters is the hot ciimmilgn against I he black market, which is said to be on the run. So these and other points will be placed before the voters who will decide whether they are satisfied with the Van Acker government. • Grade Recoils By GBACIE ALLEN Goodness, the battle of the sexes seems still to be going on, and that's one battle even the United Nations organization can't do anything about. A group of women meeting in Los Angeles said that man was still dominating women, but they seemed to think a good push would topple him over. They're getting ready to do the pushing, too, and I think it's a big mistake. I don't want to dominate George. If I did, he might not wash the dishes every night like he does now, or run errands for me, or pay' for all my clothes. No, I like it the way it is, with the poor dominated woman running things and the big, strong, domineering husband doing as he's told. Oracle • Peter Edson's Column- BAD FAITH IN LABOR RELATIONS WORSE »y PETEB EDSON NEA Wasliingion Correspondent WASHINGTON 1 .— (NEA) — The mess in U. S. labor relations gels dirtier by the day. Far from being a harbinger of peace, the union (it John L. Lewis and his United Mine workers with the American Federation of Labor may be the first maneuver of bigger and better union warfare—A. P. of vs. C. I. O. The Brotherhood of Railway "* .//''tt*>*»"./ *• *' * j?$/.*'\.>' a ^•iafito&Jr.,*.-. 'A^.kt;/'s Trainmen is talking strike, and the national mediation board, having failed to settle the wage question for the railroad unions, proposes arbitration. in admitting that the "model" railway labor act still does not provide the perfect solution for labor disputes. President C. E. Wilson of General Motors, and President H. J. Thomas of the United Auto workers, appearing as first witnesses on the proposed "fact-finding bill" before the senate labor committee, contributed not one single constructive idea for solving labor difficulties. Wilson put on one of the finest four-hour demonstrations of beating ayound, the bush and dodging the issues eve* seen m ^his capital of the evasive answer and the polipe - — • a - cjjeaj) charges against Senator Vandenberg for proposing the labor-management conference last fall, did neither himself nor his union a bit of good. BLAME UESTS WHERE? C. I. O. President Philip Murray's charges that the leaders of Ijig 'business are in conspiracy to bust the unions and defeat the aims of the U. S. government are based on circumstantial evidence only. On equally flimsy evidence, management may charge that the leaders of big <C. I. O. labor are in conspiracy to wreck big business and defeat the aims of the government. Both may be completely right in •their accusations. Both big business and big labor are in rebellion against the people. It has been like this ever since the labor-management conference of last fall. The men who really make management policy for big business refused to attend. The labor leaders quarreled among them- .selves like hooligans. When logic failed to win arguments, they resorted to calling each other names. The very inconclus,lveness ot the labor •. management conference deliberations and decisions demon- wh,a.t is nw ever. l«4 JtyMfy; competent IhgWfh * ' . / ' . ^ , 1. they may be as technicians in production, still haven't learned the first principles in their human relationships with each other. LABOR ILLATIONS JUST A YOUNGSTER Perhaps no one is to blame for this. The science of labor relations is only about a hundred years old. The human race can'tjje expected to learn its lessons ffiVl; fast. It has taken four or five thousand years to learn that settling disputes by warfare doesn't make sense. But last year the representatives of 50-odd nations, meeting in San Francisco, took a first step towards settling their arguments peacefully. And that sets a precedent for the leaders of labor and management to work towards on a smaller scale. What negotiators in the present disputes seem utterly unable to comprehend is that, as long as t;hey persist in their present tactics of dpg-eat-dog, they are destroying themselves. The way matters are now heading, gpvevnment wilj step in and improvise to settle disputes the best 4( can, whether labor, and. so many tests for "Forever Amber," observes Henry Arnsten, that when it is finally screened }t will seem like a reyival. Vic McLaglen, by the way, looks like the hottest bet for "Black Joe." . . . That song Ingrid Bergman sings in "The Bells of St. Mary's" is the same Swedish folksong she warbled overseas on her tour with Jack Benny and Martha Tilton. . . . That rumor about a feud between Frank Fay and Joe E. Brown because of the play "Harvey," is so much scuttlebutt. * * * Someone commented to Joyce MaeKciwifi, young International stnrlel, that she htui the snmc qiwl- ity of beauty about her as Ingrid Bergman. "Thank you," answered Joyce, "but I wonder if it helps in becoming a star. You know Ingrid was already a star in Sweden before she came to Hollywood." Replied her friend, "Well, then, do n reverse. You start in Hollywooc and wind up in Sweden. SINGING LEADS TO SCREEN England is paging Allen Jones to come over for a movie. Marc Chlemens, a San Francisco newspaperman', has written a script, "Recapture." Two studios are interested. ... Lieut. Robert Stack expects to be Q civilian again early this summer. . . . Jack Benny's singing discovery, Larry Stevens, is being considered by 20th Century-Fox as WASHHINGT6N, Feb. There's no place in America's maritime program for most of the 99 shipyards built by the government uAder a wartime expansion program which cost more than $1,000,000,000, the surplus property administration asserted today. Postwar de:line in ship construction means, the agency said in a report to congress, that "successful distribution of such property will constitute ft very real economic problem." In addition to $648,000,000 for new yards, the government spent $365,000,000 durinn; the war lor expansion of 24 privatefy-owned yards, the report said. This does not include additions to prewar navy yards. "It has nlrendy been made clear," SPA said, "that there is little pros- pc:t of usefulness of surplus yards In shipbuilding." There Is a possibility, the report said, thin. ;< few companies which managed government yards may want to take over some of them, and that others may be used by fleet owners as oil terminal, storage, repair or conversion yards. "It is improbable that a large fraction of the cost can be recovered when they are sold for other purposes,' 1 the agency added. The navy, the report said, is planning to hold in commission 25 new ynvds as well as facilities in 12 privately-owned yards, while the maritime commission expects to retain four new yards and facilities in one private yard. Facilities located in private yards a threat to aVn Johnson. Fred Lowery, the blind whistler, formerly with Horace Heidt's band, is now playing vaudeville dates for plenty of greenbacks. Darryl Zanuck is plotting a movie based on Oracle Fields' world-wide entertainment tour. . . . Sight of the week: Sid Brauman putting HIS footprints in the forecourt of Grauman's Chinese theater.,. . . Harry James' favorite recording, We hear, is "I Want a Girl Just Like the Girl Who Married Harry James." NO ICE FOK SONJA Talking about not being willing to bite the hanud that feeds you— it is-a fact that the one thing Son- la Henie can't stand is ice in her drinking water. She hates the stuff. . . .' Lucille Ball's scene stealing under the nnses of Van Johnson and Esther Williams in "Easy to Wed" is surprising a lot of people. . . '. The Bonita Granvillc- Lucky Humbcrstone romance has folks believing they may soon .take the big step. . . . Pauletto GocFdard is insistint; that Mitch Leiscn direct her next Paramount picture. Smart girl! Jcane Calhoun is slated for n big role in the next King Bro. picture, "The Hunted," as a result of her work in "Suspense." Today's Schedule Of Redeployment By Tlip AtiKuciaLc'd l*renu Twenty-one vessels, carrying 1G,- 570 service personnel, are scheduled to arrive today at four West Coast porta while approximately 2,526 men are due to debark from six ships at three East Coast ports. At Norfolk- Miscellaneous on Anzio, William Byrd from Birkenhead, Mary Dodge. At New York— Lehigh Victory from Le Havre, 919th field arti^ery battalion; 319th engineer construction battalion. Haverford Victory from Naples, miscellaneous army and navy. At Boston— St. Lawrence Victory from Calcutta, miscellaneous army. At Los Angeles— Miscellaneous on Gen. Weigel from Yokohama, Inaugural from Pearl Harbor, Opponent from Pearl Harbor, Thornhill from Pearl Harbor, Dour and Eager from Pearl Harbor, LST from Pearl Harbor. At San Francisco— Miscellaneous on Adm. W. L. Capps from Yokohama, Jerald from Samar, Henrico from Guam, Cepheus from Pearl Harbor, LST 904 from Pearl Harbor, LST 334. At San Diego— I.OI's 410, 529, 552, 5555 and 879, miscellaneous. At Seattle— Cape Victory from Okinawa, Brandon Victory from Yokohama. will, to'the estent possible, be J61d k o the operating: companies, the report continued. It added that fact*, ities on leased land "will h&Ve to be removed for separate disposal or storage" if the operating companies ire not interested in acquiring tHem. SPA predicted that the .greatest problems will arise In disposal of government-owned yards. These will oe classified as to their best use and sold Whenever possible to a single purchaser, such as municipalities or industrial enterprises. When this canont be done the property will be offered in parcels. "Meases will be considered only tthcn outright sale is impracticable or is not in the best interests of fulfilling the objectives of the sur^ plus property act," the report said. A problem related to disposal in this country stems from the "phe- nomal growth" of population wartime expansion brought to many old and new shipbuilding communities. • "The mibsorplion of this labor lorce will present many problems," the report said, 'and the most important aspect of disposal is finding uses for the yards which willfind as much labor as possible for workers remaining in the• communities." Shipyards which the surplus property administration says will be retained in commisisoii by the navy include: ^ Yard.3 built by the government during the war: Brown shipbuilding company, Houston, Texas; Consolidated steel corporation, Orange, Texas; Todd Galveston drydock Inc.. Galveston. Texas; Todd-Johnston drydook Inc., New Orleans, (Morgan City) La. Yards to be retained by the marl- time commission: Wartime yards — Todd-Houston shipbuilding corporation, Houston, Texas (temporarily). RADIUM—AN ACCIDENT Radium was discovered accidentally, Henri Becqueiel, friend of the Into Madame Curie, was making a study of uranium when he happened to leave some on a photographic plate covered with black paper overnight, and found it lightatruck the next morning. The monarch butterfly has been known to attack a hummingbird. I U. S. Official | HORIZONTAL 3 Pinched 1.8Pictured U.S. 4 Northeast •'Uhdersecrc- (ab.) tary of War 5 Finishes 14 Transferee 6 River-duck fCAlu^tr-. 15 Thoroughfare 7 Queen of gods l§ S 16 Evil spirit 8 Rasp 17 Darken 0 Above 19 Dutch town 10 Biblical 20 Drink slowly pronoun 21 Killer 11 Oil 22 Belongs to it 12 Sheen 23 Before 13 Renter 24 Born 18 Kentucky 25 Wireless (ab.) 28 Strikingly odd 26 Anger 30 Road (ab.) 27 Queer 31 Exists 32 Performed 35 Smallest 39 Ha is a member of the North Carolina 40 Drone bee 41 Some 42 Greased 48 Color * 49 It is fluntr.) 50 Light 51 Sea eagle 52 Total 54 Guided 56 Reposed 57 Courses VERTICAL 1 German sovereign 2 New York City 28 Lubricate 43 Old 29 Employ 44 Royal Navy 32 Reducer (ab.) 33 Dog-like 45 Quoit 34 Appointments 46 Girl's name 36 Cling 47 Horned 37 Tarter ruminant 38 Currents 53 That thing 42 Italian coins 55 Eye (Scot.) fey Cried DOROTHY STALEY ^r=Copyrigbt, 1946, NEA Service; Inc.- TJIJ3 STOUT i Uciify aOiult* to Nil na llmt Kite IIIIH Kjic-nt (lie day tvitU 1'fii Dimiiex. Pen nceilN lier, Hhe KtiyN* She Mhriifirs olt NUIIH'M •lurry u)>out Truver». tvho ling loved ])cigy Mince elilldhood, Niuiji TrmlmlK Retny ihut Dovrue» bun a wife, even If lie doesn't live wllk her. * * * VIII "DETSY'S lace flushed. "I know Pen isn't any plaster saint, Nana, but if he had a, wife who was interested in what he was doing, who was everything he wanted, he woijld be different, I know." I said, "Do you think you are everything he wants, Betsy?" Her head went vip proudly, "I know I am." I said, "And this wife in Connecticut, Betsy. Do you think she was once everything he wanted?" She said, "He's changed. His ideas have matured. He wants something real from a woman; something more than just the wish lo be Mrs. Penfleld-Downes." I said, "Do you think he'll change again?" She bit hei - lip and didn't answer me. "Why doesn't he get a divorce?" I asked. Betsy looked at me surprised, "I've just told you, She likes being Mrs. Penfleld Downes. She wouldn't hear of it." I started to say, "Pp you believe that, Betsy?", but I stopped before I said it and made a fool out- of myself. For wasn't that the very thing we were saying about Phillipa? Trie old saying about the view depending yppn where you stand went through my head. Where Fletch was iixvolvexj the situation lookeql one way; where Penfleld Pown.es was involved, it looked another. J s,aid, "B^tsy, dp you Ipve Pen , Rownes?" and threw hack her head. "He has told rne a hundred times, in a hundred different ways," * * * T SAID, and I hated myself lor x it and for the edge that crept into my voice, "Did he ever tell you in a simple sentence that couldn't be misunderstood?" She looked at me, "I've just told you," she said shortly, "that Pen loves me. I know." I said, "As your brother Fletch loves Dru Ellis?" She swung around, startled, She said, "What do you mean?" "Just that," I said. "Fletch loves Pru so much that until the day Phillipa releases him, he will never speak of it. Never so much as touch her hand." Under my breath, I added, "Again." It wasn't quite the truth I was telling, but something had to be done. "When a man loves a woman dearly, Betsy, he wants to come to her wito clean hands and an open heart, When he merely covets her youth and beauty, when she is merely a conquest to satisfy his ego, he comes to her with flattery and easy cavesses. Fletch loves Pru with all his heart." Betsy was still shaken. "Fletch and Pru," she said. "I never guessed," I thought to myself, "There's something to think about, young lady." I hoped I had started a train pf thought which might counteract the pne that Mr, Penfield Downes had started. Byt I wasn't sure, When Fletgh had said, "We can't go on this way," It had been pru who said, "There is no other way for us," I wondered it B^sy, who was so fiercely loyal and so much too tend.er, h.8,4 the Strength ^o answer; that way. 'Pertainly Pen ing, "I must dress. We're going to Ann Quillman's lor dinner," I knew who was meant • by "we. 1 ' At the door she turned and asked, "Will it disturb you if I leave tne doors open? It is so hot." * * * T SHOOK my head and settled back in my chair. I must have dozed off, for I was startled to hear Betsy call out from her room, "Is that you, Phil? Will you come in a moment, please, I want to talk to you." I heard Betsy's door open and close and then Phil's voice spund- ing as usual as though, it needed defrosting. "Well?" Betsy's voice was warm with her intenseness. "Phil, why don't you divorce Fletch?" The ice was gone from Phil's voice, too, when she answered, "I like your nerve, Betsy. What right do you have to ask me that?" Betsy's voice rushed on, "You don,'t want him, Phil. You don't care anything about him. If you ever had a spark of affection iov him at all, let him be happy." "Let him be happy!" Phil re« peated. "What about me?" Hep voice rose shrilly. "Oh, I get it, It doesn't matter about me. I'm not a Willson." Betsy replied slowly, "Byt are a Wiilson, and it (does rai would be much h|»pier some other way, and«w<jc|y yfff see ^ that you had enough ^ * Philiipa, laughed, "Yo»" Betsy, ypu have a heW o; talking lite thig, but i . *e flat tteie j Ufce yaw^ h,pnes.t enpvigh io -' " '

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