Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on February 17, 1946 · Page 12
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Pampa, Texas
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Texas' Most Consistent Newspaper 4*fl? except Sntnnlay by Tim Pnmpa News, 322 \V. Foster Ave.. Wit** 666-AI1 deportments!. MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS (Full l.) The Associated Press i.i r-xrlnsivcly entitled t/> the use for publication !)«*»* (ligpntvheii cretlilorl to it nr olher wi:ie creditor! to this r>npcr and nlflo the *f fce*m imblislied herein. T'.n'rivO us sivoml cliiss mutt.-r :il the twist office nt Te*nn, nnder (he nr.l <.r M.irHi :!n1, 1s7;i. STTIISCRIPTION FtATES ? CARRIER in rnropa ?.& M-i- v.-e..l,-. $1.ft» J,,T rm.ntli. T'liiil in nitvnnrr-. SS.Qfl S rnonths. $6.00 nor si-c Months. $ per yar. 1'rii-.. per, Hinde copy 6 cents. IBttil orders scecpted in Im-iilitu-a nrvvi-il l>y cnrrh-r delivery. fAKE PART IN COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES One of the most effective meons of molding a community into a strong society of people is for the various groups to work together. That has been one of the striking characteristics of this community. Public support is given to most worthy undertakings here. Two events are scheduled for Pampa this week, and both of them need and deserve the support of the people. One of them will be free to the public—but it is worth a great deal— dhd the other will charge the public—and money will go for d good cause. We have in mind the second in a series of four lectures on international understanding which will be held at the Junior high school auditorium on Wednesday night. The series was begun last week with an enlightening discussion of the need for world unity and understanding. The Rotary club is to be commended for bringing these talks here each year. Contrary to popular opinion, a lecture is not necessarily boring, and those given here in the p'ast certainly have not been so. They furnish the people an opportunity to fulfill one of their duties in a democracy—inform themselves about important problems. On Thursday and Friday nights, the Lions club will present its minstrel show. Everyone likes a good minstrel show. While we are enjoying a show, for which we will be asked to pay, we will be serving a good cause. The Lions have been working for some time on plans for a recreation park to be located here in the city for those who do not have easy access to a good playground. That is one of the important necessities of Pampa, and the people should show that they are backing this initiative by the Lions through attendance at one of these shows which will be presented of the Junior high school auditorium. None of us is so busy that he can't attend both events. Round And 'Bound If SWV&NftMtf 2, •WwruL By RAY TlTKUl SECOND-RATERS — The United Stairs is apparently living up to its rrpiiUvtion of "winin;; every war and UNRATIONED TALK However one may feel about the FEPC bill that launched the latest senate filibuster, few can cheer the use of the parliamentary strait-jacket at a time when legislation high in the public interest and vital to the country's immediate future has ( been pressing for consideration. The usual excuse for a filibuster is that senators wish to "inform the public on the issues at hand," or some such. But the engineers of this filibuster didn't even bother with the pretense. They began it by reading, discussing and amending the journal of the previous day's proceedings—although unanimous approval of the jourani is an almost automatic routine dt- the beginning of each day's session. •••'• It wasn't a very popular time for the demonstration. And if urgent legislation is blocked too long and too often, the senate may again find itself facing public pressure to put a real curb .Jon the fiercely guarded privilege of endless talk. As things • stand now, the senate rules provide another chance for too few i men to control the destinies of too many. RADICALISM Undoubtedly Karl Marx,' «r. of Communism, had a noble purpose. He aimed to relieve the 'world's oppressed people, to cor- . erect injustices and get rid of poverty. That would be fine. There jis absolutely nothing wrong with 'i» platform that flatjy supports' •What's right and opposes what's wrong. The next step is getting everybody to agree on what's' right and what's wrong. Followers of the profound JIarx didn't all see eye-to-eye with him after he left first-base. lie was obliged to "run out" on ' the First Internationale and disband it because it was being used 1 by a gang of ruffians, more bent On. wrecking what was in sight than on building a new social order according to a noble plan, The leader and his followers were 1 wot of the same calibre. '• THEY MISUNDERSTOOD Setting out to make a big re-j form that required changing the motives of a large number of poo-j pie, Marx recruited many follow- 1 iers without changing their motives. It was ironic. There is a' Story of a good mayor who campaigned so vigorously to get bet- railroad service for his city that his political followers went radical, derailed ihe fast train and fpbbed the mail car. The story is probably fictitious but it illustrates aptly Jio\v selfish Intentions can be mustered under the banner of holy and lofty aims. lAlready this year news wires Jvave carried a story about leaders Jn the Communistic movement addressing large audiences of working men and "whooping it up" )Epr strikes, more strikes and bigger strikes, that is, for panic. A POLITICAL DISEASE! It is not that Labor, considered fjjroadly, is destructive in chururtoi- pf shot through witli Communi.v (tic ideas. It's not true. It is true however that working people are pumerous and therefore a power* ful segment of American society. people who want 1o overthrew the only system on earth HKM; gives a working man a chance 1 artl Very 14lse to ask the workers' help! JFftey can't do it without them. Communism has failed exactly US often as it has £eo/t trted, and iKarl Marx has been dead moro than sixty years. This doctrine- :>i 'down in haste and rebuild Jeisure" lias been tried oiv soil. Time after time expel intent, at liavinn every j in common, comes down ou poison, and dies or ve- a dictatorsihp. Com- "js a political disease. EPIDEMIC Jg called a Communis- it is far from it. tel out in that' broke cvowr. prop- dsd the family to . overthrew the Jo'd and boggccll gyerty. Now iti jjinority party,' ijgrcent of the can even' have. Common Ground By K. C. IIO1LE3 A Starling Point Whom most of our trouble rotne.s i.s l.hal. people frilicixo the omployt.T without, having a;iy slai'tins point an a basis, fnvari- ahly you hear that the employers in the past have not paid a decent wage. That the sweat shops brought on labor unions. I have never yet found a man who could define a decent wage or a sweat shop. They had some vague idea in their own mind what they meant, but they could not write a rule to measure it. They were so vague that in order to determine whether the employer was paying a decent wage, or operating a sweat shop lie would have to! come back to the critic and ask him whether the wages he was paying was right or not. If these ' confused critics of the competitive system attempted to set up a fixed dollar wage or a fixed standard of living, thon when tl>ey were asked whether the; worker shall get this standard if they do not produce an amount (hat can be sold tox pay thati amount, they have no answer. And 1 If they say they should, they can- lot tell who shall employe thjt- man who does not produce enough to pay his own wages. So these men are all mixed up because they have no universal impersonal rule as a guide of their own lives or the lives o-f others. They will often prattle about the golden rule. But unless the golden rule is a universal rule, there are as many standards of right and wrong as individuals. Hitler and Stalin will say that they believe in the golden rule; that they are doing it for the common good and general welfare. But Hitler and Stalin and these people who are criticizing others covet the right to govern others, They are all using their own selves as the starting point to determine Tightness, They arc using their will instead of God's will—instead tof God's laws. They are forgetting the adnionU tions of Jesus "Thy will be done, not mind". They must remembei that the laws of the universe ar«l in control and not the changeable wilful desires of man. . This country's commercial air interests will suffer a severe loss if President Truman gives hi.s approval to the "igreemcnts which were recently negotiated by our diplomats at the "Bermuda meeting of the International Civil Aviation Conference. According to experts in this field, including certain high government officials, our negotiators rendered ib.lcctly to a European bloc headed'by the British. The critics attribute our defeat to the fact that Washington was represented by second-raters from the state department and other -aviation agencies here, while London sent her topnotch representatives to the ronfcrcnce which determines the rules and regulations for air travel around the globe. CONCESSIONS —The American delegation obtained two concessions which have been hailed by state department publicists ns outstanding victories. The truth i.s that one of these grants will damage our commercial interests in this field, while the British would have been forced to accede to our demands in regard to the second so-called triumph in any event. The British, in the first instance, rij.'reed to intr demand l.hnt our lines be permitled I." pick up pnsscuiiprs n Knghuul for u letuni trip to the United Status. In return, they will be accorded the ,s;.mie privilege in [.his country. This aiYUiujeiiii'iil way originally ulvancecl by A. A. Berle, jr., former Assistance Secruuvry of State and Ambassador to Brazil, as one of the'"five freedoms of the air." Mr. Eerie has been the principal author of the American program for international aviation. > BARGAINING—This pick-up ar- ransement, however, is hardly a victory. In view of Britain's smaller population and lower standard of living, the number of customers for American air linos will be extremely limited. On the other hand, British companies will have access to a population of 140,000,000 which has both the desire and the cash for transatlantic flying.. Under those circumstances this connection appears to be a bit lopsided. London also ,jave us the right to use for commercial purposes four ol the bases which figured in the famous destroyers h\vap early in the We now hoi'J them only under ninety-nine year lease. But, if we ciicl not utilize these offshore islands for aviation on a permanent basis, they would clistintergratc and become useless from the standpoint of .security for Britain or the U. S. Indeed, the Downing Street delegation arrived at the Bermuda conference with every intention of acceding to our demands on this score. They merely used that ques- doing a Jillle holler than' it" rlid under Communism but si ill is. nothing tit brag about. Ku.s.siaii wage:; are not more than a third! fis high as those in America. If, the average Russian farmer should: visit the average American farmon /ie would think ho was in a king's' palace. There i.s a cure for this 1 plague and next week I'll writ" about thai 1 . We have many <'•!•:-nts of bal f.nce in our instiUui;:'.s. But what we have of freedom is imperiled at frequent intervals by Uie results of economic insecurity. —Harold D. Lashwell, Director of War Communications Research Library of Congress. Progress will „ undoubtedly Uk( place as we work in this (atomic) field as far as efficiency of processes is concerned. This means, of course, that the possibility of driving submarines, ocean-going vessels and possibly even trins with atomic, ppwer is real- r-pr. Reuben G- pwstevson, TJ. of CWcago. lion as a bargaining weapon, and got away with it. REVENUE—In return for thcso dubious concessions to the United Stales, the British obtained dominant influence for themselves and their European Allies — Belgium, Holland and Prance—over the twc problems which will affect world aviation most directly. All questions involving transatlantic fares and schedules will be fixed, not by ordinary economic fas- tors, but by the International Civil Aviation Conference—a sort of League of Nations of the air. This dcvision explains why Pan American was forced to hike its rate for a trip to England from $200 to $300, although it originally promulgated the lower figure as the cost lor one-way travel. The British lines could not compete on that basis and instead that its American rival apply a 3100. tariff against itself. The British also permit only fourteen trips weekly east and west to the American lines. They, of course, are limited to the same number, But the revenue from this restricted number of flights is divided between two U. 3. companies—Pan American and American Airlines—while the single corporation operating for the British reaps the total return. As a result, the American firms suffer financially. BOMB—Mr. Berle would have given jrvay fur more American aviation :;e-rels and discoveries had high army-navy officers not put a curb on His international generosity. In addressing the first inert- ing ,of the .International Civil Aviation Conference at Chicago on September a, 1944, which laid the basis for the Bermuda agrceemnUs, he said: "A by-product of war has been the development of a great range of aids to navigation and flying which should vastly increase the safety and speed and comfort of air commerce—We are prepared to encourage the exchange of technical information between ourselves and other countries, to the end that the 'best of the art of aviation may become part of the fund of the world's resources," Army-Navy protests forced the then Assistant of State to delete an extremely important part of this paragraph. After referring to this country's aviation advances, he originally meant to add: "Those developed in American laboratories, we suggest, should be made available to the world. For ourselves, we ask neither monopoly nor compensation, but rather bring them to this table as a part of the common heritage." Under that offer, Army-navy men pointed out at. the time, although not mentioning the fact to Mr. Bevle, the U. S. could have been foiced to part with the secrets of the atomic bomb! The Canadian wheat crop for 1945 was about 321,409,000 bushels. erhaps Depl, of Stale Might Be Fooling Itself Our state department propagandists who are now proceeding as if their budget had been voted by congress are very busy assuring us that they have put China together In one piece, solid resistance unit against Soviet Russia penetration and imperialism. They may be fooling themselves about this, although I doutt it. They certainly ire not fooling the British, who are more alarmed over Soviet domination in China than ever they have been in the past. From their point of view it is much more dangerous to their big interests in India and the South Pacific to have Chiang Kai-shek and the Madame sitting on Stalin's knees than to have a few communist chieftains there with Chiang Kai-shek near the open door toward America, thumbing his nose in the direction of Moscow. Madame Chiang Kai-shek has 1 recently completed a candy and decorations distributing expedition to Russian officers in Manchuria. I have seen some of her sweet speeches as reported by the official Chinesce news service itself. I know enough about Chinese expressions to understand the bitterness that flavors the candied phrases which accomplished her handouts of sweets. In her references to the United States and the Anglo-Saxon nations, talk indicated a rather common -form of Chinese irony. To be pushed into Russia's lap was unpleasant, tout there was the glimpse of prophesy that sweet revenge would come when Uncle Sam would ultimately awake to what all this is going to cost him. The basic facts in China are that Chiang Kai-shek is now at the mercy of Russian favor to enable him to keep even a semblance of order in his vast land. He is pur- chasinlg this favor with concessions that may make no end of trouble in the future. There is a sort of political and military truce in China on this basis. There is no unity. Opposition to the nationalist government is being held somewhat quiescent, but preserved—neither liquidated nor reconciled—and it is not even weakened. There is an understanding between Moscow and the communist leaders that they will be kept In the picture and their forces kept intact while Moscow eats away Chiang Kai-shek's independence and 'prestige by concessions, and hog-ties his regime with secret treaties. American infleunce wil be gradually eased out. General Marshall will come home—possibly even with honors for' having accomplished something which actually is only an appearance of Chinese unity. Moscow and the world communists will then wait until the moment which appears phychological to them lor declaring a new crusade against Western imperialism in Asia. That crusade will sweep the present Chinese nuUonalifit government out of power, will put the Chinese communists or some leadership being prepared as their heirs in the forefront in China, and a revived Chinese fervor against Western imperialism will be brought to bear against the entire insecure belt of British dominance and exploitation reaching from Persia to Java. That crusade will be timed with the next revolution in India. Now the. 'best possible American policy in view of such inevitable developments might be cleanly to declare our sphere of influence in the Pacific, stating what islands and waters we are going to hold there, and honestly annexing the territories involved.. At present our state department pretends that we are annexing nothing, while our navy continues to develop its annexations. In Europe, as well as in Asia, this country is steadily losing all values of the investment of blood and treasure which it has made, whether that investment be aimed at pure and simple increase of American influence and trade, or whether it be honestly and virtuously aimed at establishing international cooperation and control. To put it again, we are losing out both in self-interest, and in any furtherance of idealism. We are losing out in both because we are eternally pretending—pretending to make progress in world cooperation, -when such world cooperation does riot exist, save in the minds • In Hollywood Staff c*rr«im»ae»i HOttLYWC-OD 2 . — Holl?wOOdites are talking about— That wad of folding money Eddie Cantor dropped as "angel" of the Broadway show, "Nellie Ely." It closed after only 16 performances. . . . British actress Peggy Cummins landed the role of Amber in the film version of "Forever Amver"— as we told you three months ago. . . . Jennifer Jones getting the coveted title role of "Joan of Arc." It was intended for Ingrid Bergman until she refused to renew her contract with Producer David O. Selznick. ' The navy asking Hollywood to photograph those atomic bomb tests which will be staged in the South Pacific this summer. Hollywood, of course, will. . . . "Leave Her to Heaven," which the critics murdered, do ing the year's test business at the box office. . . . Playwrights Howard Lindsey and Russell Grouse selling the film rights to their Broadway hit, "State of the Union," to Paramount for $500,000 advance against 50 per cent of the net profit. BIG CHEESE HUNT M-G-M's cartoon stars, Tom and Jerry, going on a big cheese hunt in a comedy part, "The House on 92nd Street." . . . Ray Milland getting a new contract at Paramount, making him one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood. Heavyweight champ Joe Louis investing 30 thousand dollars in a new play, starring Clarence Muse. Brian Donlevy's verbal cracks at Douglas Fairbanks, jr., after the latter said Hollywood is in bad with the rest of the world because of the type of pictures it has been turning out. Said Donlevy: "I get sick and tired of hearing people knock Hollywood. If everyone else were as well aware of the world's problems as the film industry has proved itself to be, we would most certainly be living in a better world today." Spencer Tracy's return to M-G-M. where the path is not so rugged, after closing of his Broadway play "The Rugged Path." . . . That sign on a local marquee: "She Would't Say Yes"—"The Lost Weekend." . . Jack, Cooper wearing a large gold safety pin as a tic-clasp. The Coopers are expecting in early summer. PLANES FIRST Jon Hall and Frances Langford finding it less complicated to get an airplane than an automobile They're expecting delivery on a four- passenger plane late this month, a MACKENZIE'S' Al* World "traveler AMSTERDAM, Feb. 16.—Holland has taken a terrible beating from the Huns, but finally has a solid footing on the craggy path to re- ;overy and the indications are that with good corps this coining season she will do relatively well — a good way from normal, mind yoxt, but headed safely the right direction! As I sat down to write this article I asked my distaff partner what her out-. „-*..***„ standing impres- DEWIIT MACKtNZIl sion of Hollad was, and got an unexpected reply. "It's that I have heard of lot of young folk singing in the streets," Mrs. Mack said, "And you see people smiling and even laughing everywhere. That's an astonishing thing to find in a country whicli has suffered so much as Holland." Well, I guess she's right. The Dutch have been hurt so badly that it doesn't take much easement to make them happy. Morale is tops in Holland, and it is getting better with the .approach of spring. It's nearing tulip time in Haarlem and we've seen the growers working diligently and lovingly over their bulbs. So far as material things go, the best indication is that there no longer ,1s actual hunger in the country. That doesn't mean that there is anything like enough food, for there is a great scarcity of most things and rations are terribly tight. Still, the starvation of a year ago has been beaten. There has been lack of nourishment and the result has been much illness and death from pneumonia and other diseases. To sap the Glass House." Cary Grant's story about one of his more wol- Vishy inclined friends: "He likes his women shy and demure. You know the kind you have to whistle at twice." By t»e fagt *hs* tto age of electtteKy foftfcs tfife rtr&t cars to quit f nnnlni at M* tfttWk in the evening and on'Bu1idl$s w£$ don't run at all. The record of fuel shortage has been chiseled in crude and ftstofti ishlng form on the face of Atft- sterdam. When the war Stftftfed there were some 80,000 or mote people in the famous and pictu<psque Jewish quarter. All these ftrtd scores of thousands In other tfafts of the country were carried off <tb Germany. Only about 20,000 Of these persecuted folk'have returned to Holland. , ^ During the last year of the German occupation with the Jewish quarter vacated and the rest of Amsterdam freezing, people tore down a large number of the Old brick houses to get the wood finishing for fuel. The shortage of fuel was coupled with a deficiency in clothing, for the nazis stripped the country clean, even robbing private homes systemically and sending the things back to Germany. . - ' . . The result is appalling, it Would be a slight exaggeration to say that there are no well dressed folk In Holland but that would be close to the fact. That's a grim picture. But the Dutch can smile, for the tupils soon will bloom again. So They Say Two World Wars have shown beyond dispute that the United States is the real barrier to anyone dreaming of conquest—If ever there is 8. next time, the United States will be first on the list. —Admiral Nimitz, Operations. Chief of Naval I hope to bring up the fact in the (United Nations) Organization that every child throughout the world should learn the language of his own country and one agreed Ian- which would be the Same all over the world. —Eleanor Roosevelt. You cannot teach a man to be a democrat by taking away his job and his future and threatening him with starvation. —Dr. Franz Moeller, German anti- Nazi leader. U. S. Noval Air Unit Anxwrr to Prrvt<nu Pw»!* new car in" November. Hollywood makeup stylist Max Factor, jr., insisting that the LSMFT routine you hear over the radio. should actually stand for lipstick, Max Factor type. . '. . Jerry Lester meeting Ray Milland outside Paramount studio. Says Jerry: "I tipped my hat and he tipped his bottle." RKO announcing a new production to be called "The Glass Heart." Another studio announcing "The oi - persons who swallow Uw pretense. The men who run our state department know thai world cooperation does not exist, even while they send out fancy bulletins about it. There can be only one end effect of all this on the American mind. It is that unless the people of the United States are soon drawn into another war, they are going to show utter disgust with internationalism (which they already feel) and convince their politicians that they are completely uninterested in the U. N. O. and all its ramifications. There was a time when the breakdown of internationalism might have brought about a- common front of Anglo-Saxondon in the world Even that is no.w unlikely, so badly have matters tieen handled in both London and Washington— unless it is forced by war. And I do not think it will be so forced in time to save the U. N. O. or the British Empire in Asia— as I will develop in my nevt column release. (Copyright, 1946) HORIZONTAL 50 It is a — i Depicted is the U. S. insigne of Patrol Squadron , U. S. naval • aviation 8 Oriental guitar 9 Join closely 11 Delirium tremens (ab.) 12 Eats away 14 Opera (ab ) 18 By 17 Reply Navy's air arm • VERTICAL 1 Falkland Islands (ab.) 2 Roman road 3 Transportation fee 4 Horse's gait 5 Debtor 6 Bird's home ISBoundar. ,nT 20 Son of Isaac* (Bib.) 22 Waste allowance 23 Fruit 25 Pauses 26 Negative 27 Morindin dye 28 Native of Pisa 30 Chessmen 33 Circle parts 34 Be carried 35 Indian weight 3<F Abuse 42 English river 43 Dutch (ab.) 44 Common red currant 45 Symbol for erbium 46 Hillside (Scot.) "8 Impetuous a tela 7 Cloth measure 24 Eternity 8 Leather Hiong 25 ICnock 10 Entrances 28 Dance step J1 Lost hope 2!) Stunted tree 13 Accomplish 31 Of greater 15 Claimant width 16 Vegetable 32 Observe 19 Belongs to it 36 Asiatic 21 Arm bones kingdom 22 Pertaining to 37 Place 38 Lone Seoul (ab.) 39 Employed -40 Wither : 41 Therefore 47 Rupees (ab.) 49 Half-em '•• ft Peter Edson's Column: AND DEACON ALLEN GOES TO TOWN By PETER EDSON NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON—-(NBA) — Best show put on in Washington in months was the appearance of 250- pound, $50,COO-a-ycar George Edward Allen before the senate banking iinrl currency committee. He was up for confirmation of his appointment by President Truman to be a director of the Keconstruction Finance corporation. Allen nuujtserl for the cameras like Fatty Arfoiiokle. Hu tried on hip banker';;' scoA'l for the first time, and it fit pretty good. He rolled his banjo ;:} j ts like Eddie Cantor. He dropped »ag lines and wisecracks faster than Bob Hope. All the while he oozed southern charm like a stack of corn* '2akes and honey. In the end he had oven spurpuss Senators Bob Tai't of Ohio and Gene Millikin of Colorado rolling in their chairs witli laughter, happier than a couple of hop cats with double dip chocolate -/ones. It is this charm—or could it be his ability—that has won Allen his places as trustee and director of a doacn blue chip insurance and industrial corporations. In addition, lie works for nothing for American Red Cross, Boy Scouts, Warm Springs Foundation and March of Dimes. He also has been sesretary of the democratic national and treasurer of the democratic national congressional campaign committee. Incidentally, it caine out that Allen is an honorary deacon pf the Church of Go,d, (col- ored) of Washington, and that he has taken an active part in improving housing conditions for Negroes in the District of Columbia. 'HIE I>E<\CON WORKS IN IHS SPARE TIME Peering through thick-rimmed tortoise shell glasses, Deacon Allen checked off the two-page, single- spaced typewritten list of his activities. "What do you do in your spare time?" asked Sen. Alben Barkley of Kentucky, acting committee chairman. "You certainly arp versatile," Senator Millikin admitted. Deacon Allen smiled prettily at that. •"That's very nice of you, Senator," he said. "This is the first enthusiasm I've found for me in this job.' Senator Taft went at it a little more seriously. Why had they picked him—Allen—as a director in all these companies? What did he do? Allen thought a long time on that one, gazing at the ceiling. Finally, in deadpan seriousness, looking straight at Taft, he said, "I honestly think they want my opinions. I've been rn-elected. That's the remarkable thing." Taft next wanted to know about Allen's appearance before the Federal Communications Commission in connection with Aviation Corporation's purchase of the Orosley radio station WMV in Oi»:JnnftM. Allen think Ws appea.ra.nce en,ced a favoraMe terly disarming candor. "In fact, I think I was a little liability to them." Concerning Allen's connection with Republic Steel, Taft asked if it wasn't to Tom Qirdler's advantage to have Allen sitting in the White House. The deacon turned on his most cherubic, moon-beaming face and said, "Now you know Republic Steel wouldn't like anything done in the White House." Then he added, "Senator, you'd enjoy those directors' meetings. I'm voted down quite often." HE FINALLY GOT A CUAIU When he first went to the White House to work on liquidation of war .agencies for President Truman, Allen said they didn't have a desk for him. Finally u he was moved over to an office in the State Department. That gave him a place to sit down. "I was getting pretty tired about then," Allen said. "I'm really inherently lazy," he confessed to the smiling committee, "But I've always been asked to do things and when I get into them and get interested, I do them." He also had a job under Sen. Albert Hawkes, once. He wasn't fired, hf said, "but there wasn't any enthusiasm for me to stay." Allen really wants to be a director t>f RFC, though, the worst way in the world. Deacon Allen would, in fact, resign all bis directorships if tha,t was neo9ss.ary fpr bis (nation. rasrtw Iftey tried By DOROTHY STALEY Copyright, 1946, NEA Service, lnc,~ THE; STOKYi Dr. Bertolette cnllH (lie coroner uf<er exnmlniiiK I'uilliim'M body. "Sudden den Hi," lie explains. Then Coroner Smith ciillH the District Attorney. "We ulwayv cull the D. A,," he «uy*, "when It lookn like murder." # * * XV iTJ^OR some reason we all looked !* at Dr. Bertolette, and he just ,shrugged his shoulders. "It's preposterous, I know," he said,*"but jshe certainly fell from the cliff 'and Smith is only doing his duty 'in calling the district attorney. The circumstances leading up to that fall will have to be deter- 'mined." t . Mr. Willson said slowly, "Of course. Naturally. The law provides a certain formula which must be followed in sudden death." My throat seemed stiff, but I managed to get some sound through my paralyzed vocal cords. "But lie said murder." Mr. Willson had hold of himself by this time. "He only said 'when it looks like niurder,' Nana. He was simply trying to explain* this thing to us who were being very '.obtuse. This has been a shock. None of us have quite grasped it.V : I relaxed, for what he said was right, of course. ! Coroner Smith came back in ,tiie room and said, "Now, how come you moved the body?" "Good God, man," Fletch cried, "she's my wifet" Smith looked annoyed. "Dr. Bertolette explained all that on the telephone. Why did you move the body?" Fletch dropped his head in Ws hands. "I couldn't leave her there. Along the road. FO* everypoe whjp came along t? gape §t," $Jr. WiBson ferokj in. vtytt. WMi*RV" ' She was my son's wife, and his one thought—our one thought— was to bring her home—where she belonged." Smith was a little mollified. His tone in his next question was not so exasperated, but his mollification didn't last beyond Mr. Willson's answer, "Who of you found her?" "It wasn't any of us," Mv. Willson replied. "It was a young couple driving along the road." Smith looked around. "Where are they?" "Well," Mr. Willson said, "the young woman was fairly well upset, so I told her "husband to take her home and we would send for them if they were needed." Smith said, "Well, I'll be damned. You people certainly run things to suit yourselves." No one answered him. Chiefly, I suppose, because none of us knew the right answer. Coroner Smith made some notes on the back of an envelope and then he said, ahd I thought it was very kind of him, '.'Would you like to move your wife to her room, Mr. Willson? There is no point in keeping her 'here now." * * » -• CO a little procession started to ° the third floor, I in the lead, Smith right behind me, I don't know why. Fletch and Dr. Bertolette carried Phillipa's body and Mr. Willson brought up the rear. When I opened the door to Phillipa's room, Smith noted instantly the room's lack of a pejv spnality, or perhaps I give him too much credit. 1 He probably noted the luggage on the rack "Whst'8 tW he asked, "A added, "This is the room Mrs, •Villson was occupying." "Oh, it is, is it?" He didn't! need to say what I knew he was going to. I had seen it for iwysflff! 'The bed hasn't been slept in.' Interesting." I thought it was too, but I • [oing to agree with him. I helped! Fletch to fix Phillipa on the bed as best we could, and then as .W9 left the room, the coroner asked, Any idea where your wile last night, Willson?" ' ' / Fletch shook his head. "I didn't! ;ee her after 4 o'clock yesterday" Smith raised his eyebrowfv "Where were you? Where did ypif sleep?" Fletch nodded toward th«j door of .the adjoining room I held my breath. Smith open the door and liet my out getftly. Fletch's be d had slept in'. "So you hadn't seen your wjfci since 4 p.'clock yesterday. Weren'l you coh'cemed, Mr. Willson?" ' I was so afraid that Fletch witH his innate honesty would say, "Wt*" weren't exactly concerned abou< eaph other," but instead he an equally honest answer. -'< , "Well, I left here at 4 p'cjocjsj and I didn't get back until late. Her door was -closed, I—I didn't disturb her. " " morning, I knew she getting up early like the us." "So you knew it, did, Fletch looked at and his answer was one flwrt I

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