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News, Monday, Jtrtifc 2, post office M Pampa. Texas, tinder the Act of March 3rd. 1878. j _ SUBSCRIPTION RATES in Pampn ZBO per week. Paid In advance (at offlc*) »j.i PS r . Bl * tnontns, 112.00 per year. Price i>er Bintrle ce ydei-g accepted In localities served by cannier delivery CONGRESS CAN'T SEE THE FOREST .. There is an old French proverb which concerns man's inability to see the forest because of the trees That has a&ppehed to Congress in its dealings with proposed labor legislation. It sees the need for handling details of the problem, such as the jurisdictional strike and the secondary boycott. It certainly has almost completely missed the one .great basic issue—which is the closed shop. So long as the closed shop exists, labor abuses will exist. bo Jong as the closed shop exists, the tyrannical power possessed by ruthless union heads over union members will exist, bo long as the closed shop exists, men who do not wish to pay tribute to a union, and men who do not agree wth policies laid down by a union, may be turned out of their jobs, by union edict to the employer. Senator Ball, who is certainly no enemy of labor nor friend of rapacious capital, summed up the issue when lie said: "The closed shop in American industry is about the most reactionary and unliberal institution that we have ever developed ... If a man isn't free to earn a living by working, the other freedoms aren't likely to hist very long." It has become an established principle that, every man shall have the right to join a union if he .so desires.—and that the employer shall not. tamper with that right under paili of severe penalties. It must become an established principle that every man shall have the right not to Join a union if he so desires, and still keep his job—and that any labor group which tampers with that right shall be subject to equal penalties. WASHINGTON that i » i. e a comeback?-, asks T. A., a San Jose, Oal , neighbor of the former President thii S n l What d ^' ? Do y° u thi »k ffl * h&Srr " y political ambitions . Answer: Mr. Hoover appears to h«f* ><m . a » e a co "»eback" in the neaits of the American people, who seem to feel that they and certain members of the Roosevelt Administration treated him too shabbily all these years. President Truman's attempt to right this wrong, and to use the CaHforman's peculiar abilities in food relief work, reflects this feeling of regret and remorse. In a sense, Mr. Hoover lias also come back, politically speaking Leaders of the Congress and the party frequently turn to his tower in 'the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel for fldvice. It was his report, as well as his personal and political suggestions, that influenced the House bosses to adopt the Senate resolution providing more generous funds for the so-called "liberated countries." KEYNOTE — He also persuaded the Martin-Halleck group to pass a deficiency bill restoring $300,000,000 lor the feeding: of Germany. He spoke as a humanitarian as well as a politician. He pointed out that, if Communism swept through Germany and other European countries because of Republican niggardliness, the Democrats would blow, the fact into an. explosive issue in the 1948 campaign. In another respect has Mr. Hoover gained political stature. For years the Q.O.P.-ers did not want him to attend national conventions or to participate in political battles. Now, there is talk of asking him to keynote the Philadelphia convention next year. He will also be asked to deliver at least one address during the campaign. He has no ambitions for office. I think his sole desire is the restoration of the Republican Party to, executive power on a sound, conservative platform. Under such circumstances, he would undoubtedly become the "Barney Bartich" of a G.O.P. Administration. VETO— O.W.F. of Wausau, Wis., chides the writer for reporting in a recent question-and-answcr column that the United Nations Charter would not have been ratified by the Senate, and that the U. S. would * THOUGHTS Tlioy loolf for ilojilli. aiul II c'om- etli not, iis Itiuy that tliu for a •.reauuivr . . . ---Juli o.^l. Dnatli is dcliohtful. Death is dawn. The Wiikinti from a weary-m'cilit Of fevers unto truth and light. —Joacium Miller. not have become a member of U N if the provision for a veto liad not been incorporated. He maintains that, even if it meant Russian with- drawa , the international organiza- n°le S opemtu under majority Answer: Many people agree with o. W. F., and some day there may be a move to adopt, this suggestion. .But tiie unavoidable fact is that without the veto, neither the United States nor Russia would have sign- ca up. And the resulting body would have been more spineless than the ill-fated League of Nations, due to American and Russian failure to join that world society. ,. D . EI TY-0. W. P., who suggests tnut the writer "road the Book of Revelation," complains because there is no mention of the Deity in the U. N. Charter. He is bitter because he regards the omission as an attempt to "placate or appease" Russia. Answer: There was no mention of the Deity because many other nations — China, India, Siam etc.— have other religions. The nations were forming a worldly rather than a religious organization. Although Representative Charles A. Eaton of New Jersey is a Baptist minister (a fact lie does not mention in the Congressional Directory, by the way), he voiced no complaint. He was a delegate to the San Francisco conference. O. W. P. may also recall that there is no reference to the Diety in the Constitution of the United States, which was framed almost 140 years before the Bolshevik Revolution. "You seem to be a Democrat," adds my correspondent, "who can't .sec any other way of solving world problems except as Roosevelt, Truman, or Marshall .suggests." Thanks, But the same mail brought this postcard from Columbus, Ohio: "From reading your column in our local paper, I am happy to believe that you are a real, rugged Republican." HUSH—"From reading reports of the trial of Kenneth Rommey, former House Sergetuit-at - arms," writes R. A. V. of Harrisburg, Pa., "I understand that he reported a $125,000 theft of House funds to the late Speaker Bankhcad as far back as 1938. One article said that Mr, B&nkhcad told him to hush up the matter for fear it would hurt the Democrats in that off-year election. Another said that 'higher authorities' ordered Speaker Bankhead to suppress the news. What is the real story?".. Answer: The testimony was that Mr. Rommey notified Mr. Bankhead, and that nothing was made public or done. Whether the late Speaker consulted "higher author- • In fiy '! NBA (Johnson trt» .KPDN Monday thru Friday & P. M.) HOLLYWOOD—At last I've talk ed to a happy actor. One who IS a peace With the world, not screaming about being "typed," or demanding better roles in bigger picture*. He's John' Boles. I found him sunning himself beside the swimming pool at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vega's. But he wasn't a guest He was on the payroll at a four- figure -salary. Fifteen years ago John Boles was the singing star of "The Desert Song" and "Rio Rita"—a Frank Sinatra with a mustache, blood and muscles to the bobby-soxers of the 'SO's. John is still singing to them if their husbands or boy friends can afford the supper rooms of such fancy hotels as the Flamingo, the Waldorf Astoria, and the plush palaces in Florida. John, a little heavier but still handsome, is one of the highest paid stars of the country's supper- room circuit. WONDERFUL LIFE "I'm sort of a wandering troubadour," he said. "New York in the fall, Florida in the winter, and California In the. summer to give my real estate tin annual checkup. It's a wonderful lift: and I'm happy. "My two daughters are married. My wife goes with me. I sing a couple of songs at, night and then sit, beside a beautiful swimming pool all day. What's wrong with that?" It wns rather obvious that there nothing wrong with it. John is happy. He said he really doesn't are whether he ever works in another movie. James Mason now wants a change of pace from those roles in which he has to push the ladies o round. The reason is most of his fan mail consists of questions like: "Tell me, Mr. Mason, do you really boat vo'ir wife?" Jane Powell is starry-eycd«over Tommy Batton. a young singer who was under contract to M-G-M before the war. He's now tv U. S. C. student, and Jane is wearing his fraternity pin on a gold chain around :ier neck. [CAY'S BILLBOARD BABY Lucille Ball and Desi Arnnz are Ihinkiii'T about adopting a baby- Esther Williams gets a wardrobe of sarongs for "On an Island With You." Competition for Dorothy Lamour? Kimherly Ann Kyscr, daughter of Kay and former, model Georgia Carroll, will be on the billboards soon. She made her modeling tie-but—at the age of a year'—for an artli-knock gasoline product. Linda Darnell's "quiet vacation" was'off to a. quiet start, in Peris. There were 10,000 fans waiting at Orly Field when she arrived by plane—Taylor Holmes, the Ty Pow- 2r of the silents, will make a come- ,ack as Ezra G'rindle with T. ,y in "Nightmare Alley," So They Say Since the Russians only understand force, I think it is high time to begin getting ^tough. The time is ong overdue. — Rep. Chester H. Gross (R) of Pennsylvania. Motorists will even drive at reek- ess speeds to the scene of an ac- ident. — Gov. Millard Caldwell of Florida. * * * God help us, God help this world, f we do not accept our responsibil- ty to help countries that do not want to be smothered by Commu- ilsin.—Rep Sam Rayburn (D) of Texas. * * * The present period is just as im- jortant to the welfare of the United States as a shooting war would be. —President Truman. :ties," and was told to keep still, did not come put. The prosccutipn could have developed this phase of the testimony in detail, it it wanted to. The reasons for this failure are obvious. The Department of Justice is manned by Democrats. TfN—"What lias become of the tin reclaiming plants erected at considerable; expense during the war?" queries H. J. of Tryon, N. O. "Was the operation successful, all tilings considered, from a financial rnd individual effort 'angle? Would such an operation be practical in normal times?" Answer: some plants have been sold, and others arc for sale. The operation was hardly a success, for the residue of tin did not justify the effort or cost. Therefore, it is not leasable in normal times. Like many other 'save something' drives, UK; tin can collection campaign was important largely for its psychological effect. DEPRESSIONS... By Upion Close What is all this talk about a forthcoming depression? Why is it that the loudest and most persistent calamity howlers arc the leftists? Suppose our economic machine does chash; what then? Admittedly the answers could be better treated in a book than in a single newspaper column but I oi- fer my answer in a few words. There's much plain hogwash dished up by crackpots and also by clever propagandists who know what they are up to on the subject of the next depression. True, bona fide students of economics agree that a recession in business may be approaching. Let's always have been and always will be, in a free economy, both lows highs in business volume. ,ket's be as honest and admit the totalitarian systems have ha,lf of this pattern to contend >only the lows. They are ai- jn a depression. They never a "high" of production and ,,,_.ption of the bread and but- 1% and beef and • shoes and cars '-" " T which make for human Jar as I am concerned Ije7fact is answer enough to £!„>,*•" rtort alarmists who go B and then across the most prosper- about hard college boys " '.ng like B. With Jure. I'll five var machine in history, produced urplus enough to save both Britain »rid totalitarian Russia, and set a Dpunteous table before the commonest pick-aml-shovel man. It seems strange that we should ven have to remind ourselves of this superiority, but we must because, as shown by a recent -survey, more than a fourth of American adults have been so deluded by propaganda as to believe we would be better off under a system of nationalization of property. . The Marxists Want Hard Tunes Yes, we had a depression and we're going to keep on having depressions every so often. So what? 1 went around here and there during the worst of the Roosevelt Depression, when people were desperate and discouraged and living far below anything- they had been accustomed to, but I saw nobody down in the squalor and living on the skimpy rations which are routine for "liberated" Europeans and factory workers in that great "people's democracy" east of the Iron Curtain. The poorest of us lived like kings compared with "the masses" our iefthanded Henry Wallace would like us to emulate. So why do oyr Mavxists alarmists and our Communist newspapers go into hysterics about the forthcoming depression? They've been doing it off and on for years. The answer is: they like hard times. The New Deal depression gave them their first taste of RQ%er l)ere...Eor a time they thought they really U»d got the upper hand. If they can fccare business out of investing capital and scare young men out oj dnring- to go into business, free enterprise will just about be washed up. This defeatist theory in econom ics is not new. it was centuries old before Karl Marx saw its possibilities, as Henry M. Wriston. president of Brown University, pointed out in his wholesome little book "Challenge to Freedom." The mature economy theory— U n C phase of the clefeatest psychology— "has been current not once bu many times, and always befor some new burst of energy . . .Earlj in the nineteenth century, befor' the Industrial Revolution workec its wonders, Baron von Stein as serted, 'We are over-populated, hav over-manufactured, over-produced. In the depression of the 1840's th Henry Wallaces went' about th country demanding a merged econ cmy to avoid certain catastrophe But people get busy producing good and forgot to listen to the calamit howlers. Great prosperity followec It was like that again in th IBBOs and again in the 1890s. If we are now approaching an other recession the most importan tiling to remember i s that huina beings will take caie of theins.elve if let alone, The Ntw Deal plannei held us in a ten-year depression b keeping business men in a state uncertainty, afraid to invest « therefore unable to eKparsg * i '---"- i: "jfft""""•"'" ft. O. HOltES Answering fa Reader Criticizing My ArKcl£-on Prices ' • I recently wrote an (article under the . heading of "Truman's Plan for Reducing Prices". In the article I said, "The government can no more permanently regulate prices than it can regulate the weather or change the l&w of action and reaction." I also said, "It's a mockery ami a delusion to contend that prices can be changed at will either by individuals or by the government." A reader from San Clements ries to ridicule these two state r ments. He even insinuates that .t am dishonest ih making them. He gives, however, not a scrap of evidence that substantiates his innuendos. He cites the fact that he oil companies recently raised he price of gasoline. He seems 0 think that was evidence that companies can change prices at ,vill. If oil companies can raise >rices at will, then why in the world do. they not really raise irlces and make real profits? He :ites the Standard Oil Company of California as an example of ex- lorbitant profits. Their average >roflts for the last 20 years has >een $2.47 per shore. Their over* age invested capital for the same jeriod was approximately 848.00 ;o they earned a little Skore than 1 percent, on an average for the ast 20 ycars.Thc average dividend •eceivcd for the last 20 years i'as $1.86 per share. This is an verage of 0.57 percent per year, f the stockholders of any corpor- tion can raise prices at will, it s hard to conceive why stock- olders who are accused of being he personification of greediness voilld not raise the price so their verage return would be more ban 3.57 percent on their in- estment over a period of 20 years. The critic seems lo overlook art of the statement that was ini- ortani, namely "aI. will". Cor- orntions do not raise prices "nt /ill". There is always sonic cause hat enters into the raising of rices. 1C they did put up the igure at. which they would sell neir goods and did not sell them, nat would .not. be raising prices, 'rice is Ihe figure at which .the oods will sell. The public has omething to do with what they 'ill pay for things. That is, lo lie degree that we have a free ounlry, where the consumer is ie boss. To the degree that we o not have a free country where ien control themselves and no one Ise, there we do not have a free larket or free prices. The same critic attempts to liow that the government can egulate prices. The government an do if temporarily,'but it"will ie noted from the quotations above hat I specified that the govern- nerit cannot PERMANENTLY 'egulate prices. And of course I meant our Am- irican government and not a Stal- n or socialistic government. Of course the government can ncrease prices in printing press money, Vnt printing press money s not real money. It Is a way of heating the man that has kept n's savings in bonds and credits. The contributor uses the citrus ombinalion to prevent shipments s an example thc.t the govern- neni can regulate prices. The rorale might be able to regulate he price the consumer has to iay for citrus, but It cannot make iim pay it. Nor can the govern- nent by prorates or the citrus iroducers by prorates regulate he price the growers cet for itrus when the whole production s taken into consideration unless hey prevent new acreage from wing set, out. When everyone is permitted to compete in the cit•us business, the average rate in he long run on invested capital and in labor will he no greater han in other bussihesses no mater how much they prorate and ry to fix prices. Both capital and abor will flock into any arbitrary eward and sooner or later level off the return to the return in other industries. There will be ust more citrus that, does not ;o to the consumer, The average :>rice the grower will receive for II production canot permanently e increased. The only way the government "nn interfere with or regulate prices is to tnke away human ini- :iativo and of course prices that are not based on n free market are not, prices at nil. They are a lorm of tyranny, of .slavery. I repeat, it is a mockery and a delusion to contend that. (real), prices can he changed AT WILL (permanently) either by the individual or by the government. Let the critic remember the meaning of "at.will". If ihe individual could change prices at will, wo could all he rich. 1£ (ho government could change- Die cost of things at will, let them reduce the prices we pay for government 'ONDS SUPPLY -WATER Dew ponds, built on the downs of England, furnish a never-failing supply of drinking water for iheep, even though no rain falls lor months. The water level is believed to be maintained by condensation of atmospheric moisture'. COPY COINS Mexican dollars are liked so much in China .that, the Chinese- government has coined arid used them for years, even the words "Hepublica de Mexico" being left on. QUICKIES By Ken Reynolds <«l ««u think w ehoultf „,._ a decorator vvitb ft" News A<U» . , . _^ *T^V -~— —I U «hrl V-—-^J W »- ~-^W~-* ^—X Py- 4. LET'S SEE jf WHAT'S r' COOKING L C.VJNCtV«£.O OUT TP\.VC<5i VOU 11 TWMK QUHt 'if.)> ) "-jZ^iif;:p|f *-+* m\&mm ONUV EXPLAIN T'ME. TWARN'f RIGHT-NCR DECENT- T'LEAVE. A RED-BLOODED AHERICAM BOY IN SECH NOW THET VO 1 IS HOME CHILE— TPy AN' DOUBT rr — OH, HOW DID IT ALL COME. OUT '? HE'S HAVIN'THET NIGHT-MARE. AGIN.T MOUD I AL.WAV? HAVE .M \ I JUST SIT \ AMP THlHK <Sf THE VJW — T VOU AM.CCME oi. COIWS.,.1 At?MlT I -J APMlT IT VOU MISS ME MISS SCU -SOMETiMES < —>- / / I'LL TELL YOU SOMETHING. / I'V SORRY I CAN'T HHP V^WEU, MAYBE YOU, VIC FtlNT. TRACING 7 WE OUGHT TO &ft<?.r my talk with BatDen- verjwent to see his girl. Bat things Worked funny. I'VE BEEN URGING BAT TO QUIT THE FIGHT RACKET. THEN HE , . AMONYMOU5 TEtEPHONE I SIT THI5 OUT WOULDN'T HAVE ID WORRY / ABOUT THREATS AN GETTING PUNCHED CAUS IS OUT OF MY IWE —I TILL I 0£T MY WHAT'S THE MATTER-A BEARWG5. AFRAID OF ME ? VERY TOUGH 1 f IT TOOK f TOUSH CUSTOMER, YOUR EXCELLENCY.' A. WHOLE COMPAN TOSUBDUE I WONDER JUST HOW TOUSH WELL, REPA/AVL THAT WHAT DO row 1 DOrt'T LIKE THAT CRACK BOOT DON r LOOK. ._ GONNA' TONIGHT/ —AMDWHATS MOP. 1 :, BPN\P-'E>RWN. YOU1U HAVE TO 6ET DOWM ON VOUR KNI^-S (F VOU WAWT A OATS' WITH-ME/ LIKE- iSRUBBLeS FINALLY MADE HILDA 190 ANGRY SHE FOW50T ABOUT ALL THESE WIRES ..WECAN ARRANGE FOB/ FR&NKM I'fA SET APPITIONAkCOUATERAL/ TINS HW4GR.VI WHtp tUESPAY, Mp, MOTf*,! \ CAfcEPfc HWW.60WEO.FTHESB . Will, SOU WMT VWUfJMW '#«» FATHER ANPTEtt HUA J'W WBIttS Wfr 9 O'CLOCK ANP (AXS ftFBIENP Wi OIDN'T KNOW HOW K JQ FINP VOU! sr SOAP TYCOON! SOOP HEAVENS.' 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