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Texas' Most Consistent Newspaper fifcd Sally except Sntufday by The Parfipa News, 322 W. Foster Ave., Pampa, fc. ~f>Imi»* 666-All depnrtmcnta.-MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS (Foil Wife*.) The Associated Prime is exclusively entitled to the use for pub! fcntion I6*»e dWpntches credited to it or other wise credited to this paper nnd nl«o the fiews ptibljnliod herein. Entered BB second class mntter at the post office at pa, Texas, tinder the act of March 3rd, 18*9. snnscRiPtioN RATES ,•' |ft CARRIER in Pampa 25c per week. $1.09 per month. Paid in advance, $3.00 $£$ 8j8lonfli». $6.00 per six months. $12.00 per year. Price per single copy 6 cents. "" '1 Wfers accepted in localities served by carrier delivery. ,,._ WOULD HAVE f HI RECORD CLEAR Yhe Pampa chamber of commerce this week embarked upon a rfeW year of work under a new set of officers. The new president of the chamber, W. B. Weatherred, was installed, along with his fellow officers and directors, at a ceremony Tuesday Tf)i§Ht. The retiring president is C. 1'. "Doc" Pursley. '••'.,' We think this is a good time to take recognition of the fact ittidt the chamber of commerce and the civic clubs of this city 4idVe turned in some commendable work for their community .during the past twelvemonth. The degree of success is the re- ,S>ult ,of civic initiative and foresight. All the good things in the world have been achieved in that Mariner-—by freedom of action and the fearlessness of those Who undertake the action. We may have disagreed with them at times; but he who resolves to contribute something to society is always open to censure from someone. It is easy to tear down an idea, more difficult to offer a reasonable substitute •—that is a good saying, More than once it has been expressed by speakers on the occasion of events in this community that the problems which we face as a nation and a community can best be solved from the community up—not from Washington down. The speaker at the banquet here Tuesday night expressed that idea. We fervently recommend that as a solution of our problems. At least we can say that it is safer for our democracy than the erroneous methods of going to the national government to assuage our ills. We would repeat again and again to the citizenry and to such active organizations as the chamber of commerce, to the civic clubs—which have shown no small amount of energy in carrying out their individual programs and in cooperating with other groups—we would repeat that our problems are more safely solved by ourselves; that as the government assumes more of our responsibilities, so in the same degree it usurps our personal liberties. Herbert Hoover, whose ideas on democracy cannot but attract attention, said in 'New York at a Lincoln day dinner: "Today the great issue before the American people is free men against the tide of statism which is sweeping three-quarters of the world—whether it be called communism, fascism, socialism or the disguised American mixture of fascism and socialism colled 'managed economy' now being transformed into a further ambiguity, the 'welfare state'." We should have it known that we stand diametrically opposed to planned economy, in the sense that our government shall regulate the economic life of our nation and our people, that we oppose government interference in labor and management strife beyond the role of unbiased umpire and mediator. The chamber of commerce and the civic clubs—all constituted of men whose businesses are founded on the concept of free enterprise—can help keep the record clear by taking a stand along these line's. O fc.—•• Wu/ncL Uy KAY TUCKKU CLASH- The. liU'hest oflicers of tlio United States .uvy have been en- gagcd in a fieri-o nnd relentless controversy behind the scenes of the conpressJonal investigation of the Pearl Hrtrtxii- disaster. The clash of navy brass far ovcr- sluiciows the rqiuiiiblcs which have followed almost every war in America annals. Those disputes merely involved different groups of com- iniinders in .in official assessment of their responsibility 'for tactical blunders on land, or on the water, like tho Schley-sSamrison argument lifter the Spanish war. ' DUEfj--The present feud, which Common Ground By R. C. HOILES {How Come? j The other day I received three Jetters, from The Saturday Evtm- jlng Post inviting me to subscribe jto tlje Post. I have not been a subscriber for several years. In the notice, they said that for [many months they were forced to (return literally thousands of re- imittances, from' persons who want- jed to buy .the Post. They say thcra (was not enough paper. The question is,.how can maga- Izines get more paper when newspapers can not get as much as (they did. It looks like an 'example of government meddling. The gt>v- ^mment sets the price of paper |that is used m newspapers and agazines. One is called print taper and has a soft finish, the is a book paper with a [lazed finish. ' Newspapers are not able to (solicit more subscribers. Evidently Ithe government has placed a'price jon' 1 . book paper sufficiently high to cause the paper manufacturers (to divert their machines from news print and make book paper. The newspapers arc suffering because they are unablo to bid against the magazine publishers, is t. h i s lupjpliij; the ,book paper price (o increase it because the magazines did ;jiot find as much fault with ithe administration as the news- did? If not what was the cause. ! <To give any government power ipnough to cripple oiie industry at (the advantage of another industry, |s'to-.,(discard the American form of £9vernni3nt, and adopt the European, colleclivist or dictator form (of government. The individual '.consumers who buy the newspaper [antt jfr-ho buy the magazines should have the right to pay enough for one or the other that they get they want and not leave- it to itmreaucrats to set prices so that; they cannot exercise their own de* /jdres. The consumer, under tha liuee enterprise system, should bg Ithe boss; not bureaucrats at Wash* -jington, » * » Of Butter Not The Issue rh» fluestipn of not haying .Jittej op other semi luxuries U (not tine issue before the American TThe real Issue is the cause thai *' Hits bufter and other thing) being m-oduqed. The cause ia -^--^ planning, .government the initiative pf ita W Uttd other shortages will ue and even get worse un- the ipeople .awaken to thel .of Shortages. . This is a big, sbr.png, powerful n with many diverse interests the biggei- and'^iore power- (nd more diverse the interests, jnore necesSary It J? that the dpes not meddle >vith of gopds &nd &er- ;e' a > want to pricey sp ed. Nation's Press . i GREAT SPEECH (Chicago Tribune) Sen. Wherry of Nebraska, in Introducing his resolution for a congressional inquiry into-conditions in 'Germany, delivered a speech that will not soon be forgotten. It was a speech of which every Ameri- ican may feel proud. Germany is being subjected to slow starvation and the responsibility lies largely with President Truman. He had the prestige and the (bargaining ppwer at the moment the war ended to force policies of idecenoy and humanity upon his .allies. Instead he indorsed theiii monstrously immoral program ofi jhale. Mr. Trji.man apparently is oZ the opinion that the American peo-l plo arc by nature 1 vindictive and by habit cruel. In the belief that this unforgiving nation will defeat his ambition to be elected President in! 1918 if he shows any sign of charity, <owartl a defeatod enemy. Mr. Tru-' man has gone his unrelenting way.; The rebuke which Sen. Wherry dealt; him was .richly deserved] Needless to say,. Mr. Wherry was the spokesman not only o£ the confidence but also of the intelligent^ bf the American people. They kno\^ that the imposition of needless suN jfering ,i.s not slalemurisliip. All 1 hnfi it lie official policy ran achieve 'u tho creation of unrest, tlio prolong- fug of hatred, and Hie tlomand f<> ory ut the heaving itself, came from the attempt of one naval faction to pin the blame for the mivys worst delcat on Admiral Husband E. Kimmel, head of the Pacific fleet that was destroyed by the surprise attack. This group, which -consists of high naval ol'Hc?rs who were on duty in Washington in '.-lose association with the White House, the state department and the l-rue Secretary Knox, seek to exonerate their superiors at •the Capital. They aim to shout the principal blame to Klmmel. as well as Lieutenant General Walter C. Short, the army commander in Ha- noe/ma, Barklev has had to pound the table for order, have been the pro-Kim- ir.el bloc. Every bit of testimony in lii«. favor, whether given by himself or others, has evoked hand- wcr is that at least scv- onty-fiv • oercent of the gallery consists of the mothers, wives, sisters, other relatives and friends of the sea dogs :is ng-ilnst the naval bureaucrats. It, is an ancient, feud, but the present flare-up is almost unprecedented in the history of the American navy. Pros and Cons Of Making Loan Since congress hns got to make a decision for us. one way Or the other, about the British loan, let's set down the arguments pro and con. I doubt whether matters of reason will have much to do with it. More than likely, sentiments, prejudices. theories and politics, and a hot British public relations campaign, will have more influence than solid reasoning. Anyhow, it's fun just to set arguments down cold, pro and con. REASONS FOft VOTING FOR THE LOAN (1) Foreign Trade. PRO: Foreign trade on the prewar pattern or some other pattern j must be restored. To restore it, Britain, most prominent factor in World trade before the war, mujt be restored to buying and selling en something: like the prewar basis. To restore Britain's buying and selling 1 , somebody must extend to the MACKENZIE'S, Mr. Wherry was most effectivt when he reminded his colleague; that the treatment of our enemies, now wholly-at our mercy, will measure whatever difference there mtij' be between. oui - fundamental ideas of morality and those of the N;izis< If we inflict misery fcfr its own sakd or in the beliet that even the plain people of Germany .are less -tiian men, we indorse the basic 'dogmas of Hitler: his sadism, his racism, and all,the rest of his apparatus of; hatred and brutality. Sen. Wherry's speech, like that of! Sen. Willis a few days ago and that; •of Gov. Landon a few months ago— pll of them, it is worth noting, Re- jpublicans and all middle westerners i —is heartening. These voices and! those of the principal churches in! America have expressed the true! sentiments of our country. They] carry the tones of magnanimity that were heard at Appomattox. They echo the noble words of Lincoln in his second inaugyraj: "With malice toward none, with charity, for all." , • Americans, having won the war,: can see no need to starve women, and children or wreck and loot the economy of a continent. That is jiot, never has been, and neve* •"">•» be the road to peace. The, ,a,nte.lQpe's eyes are placed far .apart, so that the anynal can gee danger .appro^ch&ng on all aides. .posed to do .arid Stalin is largely 'doing. It means less and less of ; .inqrc ,a,n,d AUoj'e Wrings. It means' .t.hat pur' standard i pj JUv^ng will go do>vil unless,,'ijie. peorilo fight' not for -butler, not i!or 'ikes, not for jpilrls, -not fQ? flames, but fpr the a'lgbt Jtp usje.th.eii- initiative to create these things. Tlie point is freedom, liberty, a government with a 4§fqU|£> ejrfimiference as to it& i of getting butter It is this clique which, according to Admiral Kimniel's ' testimony, passed judgment on him and Short without a trial in an attempt to "crucify" them and save their own reputations. It is, in short, a duel between the men in mufti, together with their naval advisers, and the men who stood on the bridges of battleships. BREAKDOWN--The other faction 'relieves that the navy's reputation and traditions will suffer perniar.- enlly if too great htigma is attach- 3d to Kimmel and commanders afloat. Its witnesses have insisted in every instance that Hawaii would have fcecn on the alert it' the civilian offi- :ials and their army-navy experts a I, Washington had not -withheld evidence of. the Japs' plans to attack without w.yniu};. II is understood that most of tile more famous and sea-going .admirals belong to this group,' including William P. Haulsey, Chester W. Nim- ita, J. O. Riclvardaon and even Harold R. Stark, althouc,h he was chief of naval operations at the time. Another important figure in thu line-up is reported to be .AduiiwU John H. Towers, who succeeded Nimite us commander ol the Pacific fleet. They are willing lo and to divide ultimate .responsibility between WashimUon and Honolulu But they maintain that the ma.ioi i occurred among the lop strategists thousands of miles distant from Pearl Harbor. REACTION—The audience reaction at the congressional hearine; throws a light on this alignment almost every clay. The witnesses who have received the- most applause, so vmi-h that Chairman A'ben W, DISPUTE—John Sttlle appears to bo backing away from His violent and personal attack on General Omar N. Bradley because of an alk-ucd breakdown in veterans administration's services to world war I and II fighters. The unfavorable reaction inside- and outside the American legion inuy incline the national commander' to try to shift responsibility to thci reporters and his own publicity bureau at the Capital. Mr. olellu's original letter of complaint to members of congress, whioh was forwarded ubout a week before his published indictment of General Bradley, did not mention the head of VA.'lt simply gave figures to support the contention that benefits, pensions and iiospitalizatioia under the G. I. Bill should be forth-coming faster and in greater volume. It was a fairly dispassionate review of ;<ix months of operations. Few days after 'lie sent this letter to Capitol Hill, Mr, Stelle had a violent telephone dispute with General Bradley, ft involved the location of a hospital in Decatur, 111. The national commander favore'd a bloc which had been held at .an 1 excessive figure and which had been condemned by the federal hospitalization BACKDOOR—It was only after this'clash with the former •commander of our European ground forces that Mr. Stelle called the newspapermen to his hotel suite .and delivered his unbridled condemnation. Washington headquarters of the Legion however, distributed these remark, 1 ; to the press, together with his earlier letter to the legislators. It ivas this .second release whi:h led ninny officials and posts of the Lc- f.'nn to denounce their commander and praisp General Bradley. Other'evidence augyests that Mr. Stelle nought to provikc sentiment against the VA head by backdoor mi'a'ns. When ho sent his communication to 'the M. C.s, he added a postscript .that went only to mem- bers'lie knew well'personally. It .charged in somewhat undignified; language that tha "VA. wants to kick lion-service-connected patients out ol' tho hospitals," and asked, "What are you going to do ubout it?" It was siynod ".John." Farmers are insistent htat labor unions assume responsibility for their acts. Men are nothing but boys grown tall and will be irresponsible as. long as they can avoid responsibility.— R. B. Covbett, secretary-treasurer American Farm Bureau Federation. government of Britain enormous credits. That means us. CON: There is no proof positive that foreign trade on the prewar pattern or any other pattern in our concept must be restored or even can be restored. The foreign trade of the prewar period was a reflection of the conditions of that period, as the foreign trade of any period Is the reflection of its particular conditions. The conditions which created the foreign. trade of the prewar period were the existence of trrcat areas in the world not sufficiently industrialized to manufacture the goods their buying poWer, however meager, could purchase, but having raw materials in sur- Dhis wanted by industrial countries. The foreign trade of the prewar era supposed market populations that could he relied upon or compelled to .buy the surplus of commodities doing manufacturing, or each raising one dominant agricultural product. Great Britain was the key nation in .foreign trade before the war not because she was Great Britain, but because of world conditions. Before the war, Great Britain was losing out as the greatest trading nation in the world because these conditions were already changing. Already the United States had surpassed Britain in .volume of trade, and Japan was close on her heels'in shipping', xvhile Germany was capturing from her, hand over fist, many markets by the introduction of state controlled "bartering. Already Britain had lost to the United States her position as banker to the world, and fixer of its most.stable currency unit. Already Japan was capturing its old trade dominance in the low living standard areas of the world. All these trends have been accelerated in their rush to completion by the war. All conceptions of reestablishing trade are .today utterly in flux, entirely in the realm of speculation. We could | not reestablish the conditions of world trade of the time of the Spanish Main by advancing: a huge credit to Spain. If the .natural'conditions which made Britain key trading nation for a. time, have changed, a credit, of four, hundred billion, instead of four billion, although it would bankrupt 1 us, would not restore the world trade economy of Britain or enable her people to live and prosper out of manufacturing.arid .shipping. The talk .of restoring Britain's trade po- siiioil is ah unreal 'arid outdated as the old idea that world order would come out of Britain's policing of the seas. With each new factor in power, such as- atomic power, conditions of world trade become even more completely changed and impossible to put back to the benefit of Britain. (2) Need to stimulate •American • production. ..,,-•• PRO: American manufacturers', need foreign markets, especially Britain's purchases, .in order to keep our industry running full time, and our workmen employed full lime. CON: Right, now, and for as long a Umo as any of us dare jjlan or even predict, the Ammtom consum-. or himself cannot get enough goods to satisl'y his demands — in fact, ho can't get shirts, or doornobs or butter or farm machinery. There is no termination to the restrictipns on the output of American industry in sight now, and how utterly stupid to start lending the citizen's money to somebody outside to liuy goods from us, when he will hot be AP VVorlfl Traveler THE HAGUE, Feb. 14—Prime Minister. Schermerhorn has paid this column the coriipllment of asking it to perform a friendly mission for Holland by emphasising to America his assurances that not only his government but 'the people of the Bfetherlahds as a whole are anxious to see Indonesia- gain self government and within a fixed peri- ad freedom bf choice for its own status. It isn't often given a reporter of foreign affairs —even if he has been dealing with statesmen for a generation — to hear the prime minister of an empire thus em- ! ohasize the mother country's desire to sec one of her most cherish-' , ,,..,..,, ed possessions be-OEWltt MACKENZI coine a sovereign state. The prime minister's request came at the end of an interview on the general welfare of Holland. "If you want to perform a goodwill mission for Holland," he said, "you :can do so by making her position regarding Indonesia clear to America. I am afraid there is a misunderstanding in your country, nnd the good opinion of our friends in the ^United States means much to us. I should like to get across the message that not only has the Netherlands government pledged itself to the final independence of Indonesia but that the majority of the people of Holland 'are behind the government in this action." .It was more than a request. The prime minister's earnestness made it a plea for better understanding. NBA Sttft" ^«tti HOLLYWOOD.—(NeA)—The 1945 Oscar Derby -field is ftt the .pest. The track is fast, nominees' are in 'ine form, and we have the binocu- ars slued on the starter's gun. They're off, and here are results come March 7—we hope: First Race: -Best pictt#e of -the venr: "Spellbotm'd" by a nose over ''The Lost Weekend." Second Race: Best performance by an actress: Ingrld Bergman. Not for "the Bells of St. Mary's;" but for "Spellbound." Even if she wasn't nominated for that picture, we nominate her. Third Racte: Best performance for a male: Ray Milland for "The Lost Weekend." It's in the bottle. Fourth Race: Best supporting player—male: Michael Chekhov in 'Spellbound;" Jlinmy Dunn for "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" a Close •5'ecorid. Fifth Race: Best supporting play- ir—female: Ann Blylh, for "Mildred Pierce"; Eve Arden a close second for tho same picture. Sixth Race: Best direction for 1945: Alfred Hitchcock, for "Spellbound." ' Seventh Race: Best written able to use the credit to any given .extent for that '.purpose, or would even want to. We just don't know anything about what shape foreign trade will take in the new era of new industry run by new sources of power, making new products, and developing new markets in this post war -period. There might well be no markets outside home markets, -if power becomes abundantly ample in every part of the world, and everything needed can be produced synthetically as well as naturally. ADD to this: The Peck report of 1937 showed that the United States —meaning its people,—lose money year after year on foreign trade. Only a few persons and corporations gain—at the expense of the rest. PRO: We must lend to Britain to .bolster her so that she can hold her own against rivals, specifically Russia, and thus contribute towards world .peace. CON: This pro argument is immediately followed by the proposal that we must also lend to Russia in torder to .bolster her, in order to encourage world peace. Here we have the amazing fallacy of reasoning that Britain must be bolstered 'against Russia, and that Russia roust be bolstered, although she is using her strength to challenge Britain both politically arid economically,'an"d we are tp give each of these rivals the invigorating transfusion of our finance—all in the name of world peace! But respect for ourselves and the primary law of logic should demand that before we lend 'to eith'ei or both bf two great 'powers at odds we require that all causes- of conflict between the. rivals be settled and the proof of the settlement be shown in the passage of time, before we start putting brass or golci knuckles on both. There's the essence of the argument, pro and con, leaving out the axe-grinding and tear-jerking. (Copyright, 194G) Earlier Dr. Schermerhorn had spoken in warm terms of the Indonesians and of their qualifications for independence. "They are a fine and capable people," he said, "and are just as entitled to sovereignty as are the Philippines." We spoke of the government's announcement last Sunday, offering to establish a "commonwealth Of Indonesia." The prime minister agreed with my suggestion that this plan appeared to contemplate a structure similar to that of the British com- onwealth, in which the dominions are independent but, voluntarily remain within the partnership. We came away with the feeling that Dr. Schermerhorn believed a settlement on tho basis of a Dutch commonwealth of nations was on its way. Ninth Race: Best tfrtitf&£«!** %^ tfbfi pletufe '%&»: "dM?!i!£%,ti: •!< Booth, for "The Hottte -M ft^SA *% Street," : *. ,{f \^\ "1 'We hope you are -pri^pSfiy ^§11* > -I bound. - " * * * *.* ifor her role of the sireri _ IJttle Girls in Blue, 1 ' rftffle has .to spend thrfee/hoil'tsiegt,, having her elaborate coiffufe ; erly. fashioned, fidredic*. .1 :Humberstorie's comment: /(ft« as long to fix It as^rdt^^t.'' Roddy ; McDowaH, Would ilike t&5 a 20th. Century»Fox filff .taking his voice lessohs light baritone which his coach" •very ;good, -..:... .Ultimate ••__, post War showers 'Will -be 4ftt|tfqt bn the screfen by ~ "*' *"'" "Two Guys From feives you a shower In "35. . . . Public reception '6f' Bros, two-reeler, "Hitler." caused the company 'to original -iirint drder to imprecedonte'd demand. ; .the'script: "A good story,- 'a,, rector, a good studio, and fellow-workers mean fndre than the transient glow 6f»femfti6r" —George Brerit. 23,935 Cars LoaHed By Santa Fe in Week Snnta Fc System darloStjing ffer week ending February, 8, m 935 compared with 22,943 for week in 1945. Cars received :connectioris totaled .0,1& .cd with 13,803 for same week in 1{|46. Total cars moved were 33,084 ccjrtv- paved with 36,746 for same week In 1945. Santa Fe handled a totel<bf 34,070 cars in preceding Week bf'ftiis year. • | A young man enlisting in the /ej;- ular army for three years pridr/to October of 194G is entitled to Tofty- f eight months of education br.Wiwi- ing under the G. I. Bill Of .-Right's. Air Award Winner HORIZONTAL 55 Half-em 1 Pictured avia-.f 7 Any tion expert, M'He is U. 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' 28 Sedan : 29 Stable divisions " v 32 Bullfighter 35Eutterfly 36 Entangle 37 Art (Latin) 38 Etypothetical structural unit 39 Rounded 41 Channel between Florida and British West Indies 43 individual 44 Pillar '45 Petty quarrel <'fi Sweet secretion 50 Air (comb. ! form) 51 Born 52 Symbol fc , iridium ,53 Like Daniel 10 Carry r , coll.) 33Edfle Guggenheim 16 Tot 34:Harem Medal for 1945 18 Charged atom ,4D Bellow .IQDibble 20 Peel 1 Spinning toys 22 Malady 2 Multitude 3 Either .4 .From .5 Gem 6 Bird 7 Of the tiling 8 Id est (ab.) 9 Make warm 42 Solar'disk 45TJevaimne ketch 49 Hah, 24 Dispose in "order 26 Reprimand . , 28 Sea skeleton 53',S$th „ , 4 29 Be seated 54 Sub -lew) *W>') 30 Pedal digit 55 -Bajiyloninn J ' 31'Sainte (ab.) .-deity 32 .Small flap 56 Compass i Ti f ' jf.1hey.Cn By DOROTHY STALEY '«'• «*• for 9, questiott the momeijt. jg ofljy miiit 61 Peter Edson's Column: SOME LITTLE NEWS ABOUT BIG PEOPLE 15y PETER ED.SON NBA Washington Gorrespondent WASHINGTON. The 40-year- old ex-maypr of Louisville,' Wilson W. Wyatt, .Jr., is the hottest little ball of fire to hit Washington since Tommy Corceran became a tired old corporation lawyer. In the month ..that Wyatt has. been in the capital, trying to leani the facts about his new job as housing expediter, he has averaged about three hours of sleep a night.. He has held over 30 important -conferences with various housing groups and real estate lob- ties. Each session lasted from two to five hours,.. .Between them, he has taken on representatives of various government housing agencies. In only one night has lie had eight hours of sleep. . Wyati works on nerve alone. He doesn't exercise, doesn't drink coffee or suck.sugar loaonges. Meals are frequently served at his desk---a sandwich aiid milksV.akc. Everyone around Wyatt has to work the same way. His staff is beginning to show a little wear and tear, but His Hpnpr, $he Mayor \Lobs up serenely, bijjJeV^yed. and smiling eveiy day." And a lot of old-line housing ageucy idugs know they have » Derby jockey 4'Kl* tjng them, but hwd- unique plan for removing the traces of oil from his own shirt to clean it up for the job of undersecretary of the navy, for which he has been nominated by President Truman. Briefly, Pauley's plan is to turn over all tlie navy's oil reserves to the department of interior. The admirals won't like that but Paujey apparently figures it will allow him to keep his own private oil connections and still not ex'barrass him in navy oil deals. This idea is a big laugh for still another reason, Navy and interior have been feuding over oil reserves for years. Oregon Senator Wayne Morse traded a few lines with C. ,E. Wilson when the General Motors president appeared before the senate labor committee to testify oil f^ct-finding. "How can tlie American people think the war was prosperity?" Wilson asked rhetorically. Then Jib went on to say that: "We co^lft have jiaid for this war as we wept, without going into debt." "Yes," said Morse. "The reasoii i's that we .again failed to 'take the progt pyt of war."' Later Wilson complained to thb Senator*, that, "The laws your ggv! ej'nment passed jmt, industry jn, * " yjS^^in^r 4'Tsi!, Workers' 'Vice President Walter Beuther to point out £he nesft day that Wilson's salary was .$8800 a week, or pyer $200 ,aji .hour, THE. XJENER^tL STARTED AT TIKE BOTTOM Lieut-Gen. tEdimuidjp. Gregory, as ch.airahan of the board of war RS-_ sets ' corporation in 'charge of sur-' plus property ^disposal, is today the world's Biggest merchandiser. As quartermaster general of the army, he has ( been a big byyer all through the war, but He became a seller with little previous experience. When he was a boy in his teens, out in Illinois, his mother got him a job in a small town store at 25 cents a day. t .H£ wa? ^ust tq sweep out and wa|t oii ''custoihers in 'the mornings. But "when tlie prbprjet'or started piling window trimmings and other jobs, on ; hiin, Jn the Aftei-rupoh, young Gregory complained. Then when lie found* out the boy working acrot,b the street 50 cents a d-ay, Gregory qtiit tho stole >u&iae,s!, for good, Later v ln }jf e , after he/; gia,d.uat^d ( jrojn ^est r ^bint ahd served through the First Wta-Jd 2S5 !.il*fe5^^W 6 ^ wriwt a&' fl'IIR STO'llVi Ntiiin, lying In Iiril, lirarw l.'lrtcli fdiiic in, lie kjiovltM ut Uru'H dour mill (liere in the soliiiil ul (lu-ir ivIiisni-riiiK. TJie «ild.jfoverjieM»,.falls iiMlecp ami 1» jmiik<'iie<l by Helny who C-IIIIICM in to clone in;* 1 window* nun I "Ml » livii st.inii. »«««>" .)M H<UI weiir- IIIT will to jHOtty Uri-KS. She siiyw lha tliue !«;« JIHle lifter one, •Th«v« IH H violent crimli of iliiinilKr jind » JiUnaiiuy jitprnk <>f H»tM- jiiiiR. 1U-1M) jjJMsH.'to.lier.own room, tlie Niorni milixlrtcH Jincl Nairn fill In into ii nuiicuful xlecji, - » * * XIII . 'TUTY family were all at the table lyj - when J came down the next morning. That is, all but Phillipa. The storrri had cooled ihe air only temporarily, .and it \yas now, even at 7, furnace Ii9t a|gain. .We all ignored the one empty place, and talked—when we talked—about •tlie damage the starrn must have done. Part of It we cpuld .estimate from the terrace for the big oiak 'that stood back from the rock 'gardens was gone. ' None ,pif my family looked fls Chough they 'had slept well. My •'Miss Jenny was more fluttery than iusual arid Mr/Willson more silent.. rDru had little to say and ketpt feasting worried glances toward 'Fletch, who looked tired and worn I an& was even less talkative than IhiS father. I remembered th.e i^p 'on the door across tho hall apd, .the Vhi^pered' conversation and jpre'ssed my lips close together. Betr : sy and Uncle Andrew were cijr- irying'the burden of tho breakfaj^ conversation, 'and Betsy somehow [made me think of a sleep-walker, '.automatically going through flU ?the familiar routine of breakfast (with the family, ; remembered other 7 o'clock breakfasts on t B Miss Jenny said, ''It's too early for the caterer's men." i • » *.. * * UT it was the front door bell that was rung, and I saw Sarah, listing to starboard as usual, crossing the hall to answer it. We .all heard Sarah say, "But he is at breakfast," and then she carne to the dining room doorway arid started to say, "Mr. Willson, there is a woman . , ."but the woman wasn't waiting. She pushed^ past Sarah. She was a youngish woman, about 30, I suppose, dresjsed in slacks, but she was quite distrait. "OR, "Mr. Willson," .she said, "you'll have to come quickly," Her words were fairly tumbling over orie another, "You can use our cai\ I have.lt outside. We were going fls.hing, rriy husband and I. He stayed there." ..Both .Mr. Willson. and Fletch were standing, looking at'her, S,he glanced from .pne to the other, arid one hand crept up to .her throat. body in and laid it _ __. long wooden settle fn ''fife;' with her face lowai-d its it was Uncle AndrewAvTnto- .square of linen from and covered her face until Hendricks brought ibfe mobile robe and spread it her. I heard Betsy catch ,' breath and I reached for her hih^i All I could think of wtfs y "fhe, reference to human clqy. Phillip ; a's beautiful ^a&p smashed like a, Broken 'd^ll^s, the brassy goldness. df '*••"' • «mw "Your ."• She looked toward Fletch, then turned back to his lather, "There's a dead woman iyhjg at the -foot of the cliff in your rock .garden, Mr. Wjllson." .Mary, who had just brought in fresh coffee, set the. ppt down heavily and said, ''Mothep pf St. Jerpn>e" and crossed herself. wet and muddy from tlie,,$$ was already tarnished Ijy 0 I looked around that circJj faces, each one drawn " kind of compassion, hated her; each one of tis day at some moment h&d in his heart; now there compassion, I don't know the others were thinking, ^ was wishing that death have left her the only': quality she^had—if qv" —her beauty. Fletch looked ftt "What do. we do »ow,?"jftB$ Willson said, "We will fl°"' call a doctor." He looked th,e circle of t |aces A "Jt's mality," h$ explained. i; Later the Sector said 'in thing When he c«lipd " "Pooi' -child," my s.aid, She ,wag pityi luiew, not because young to be finished because she had lacfeiif' |Mr. with tlie .wpinan .jand, Fletch =went off Uncle drew weot fffK HendwlsB and the station wagon. My Miss Jenny, Betsy, Pru and I }ust sat Jenny flnjply said e there, My ity to mak^e peopjie hke her. phe was was no ong to jn mourrung

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