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• "^"^k *V^> l * v,--"-, ~, V'-,.,.-^ ', •f^HM Texas' Most Consistent Newspaper _ .„ 4fctty except Sntorday by The Pamps. News, 322 W. Foster A»«., P&fnpn, , IMfr. Mtiinft 66S-A11 departments. MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS (Full ™~""4 Wiw*.} The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use for publication ft**«e dispatches credited to it or other wise credited to this paper and also the HtWs pttttlMiod herein. Entcrrit ns second class matter at the post office at TdtM, ohder the act of Mnrch 3rd, 1879. stmsfnirrroN RATES CARRIER in Pnmpa 2Sc y.er work, tl.nn pr,- mm>(h. Pni'l in ndvnnor, Jit.(10 Months. $6.f)0 prr six Tni.ndts. $12."ft T'T yr-nr. I'rir.- t"-r stnclc copy 5 ccnlll. NO fhhit OrdcrB ttccrt'lrit ifl It'ntlilifH Hrrvcil liy r;n-rtT ilrlivrry. INTERDEPENDENCE Returrting veterans have pretty well solved the manpower problem in the rubber industry, we gather from a statement by the B, F-". Goodrich company. The company has re-employed more than 2,800 nf its own ex-servicemen, and has hired 6,300 other veterans for the first time. This is pleasant news at a time when public attention is directed toward strikes, curtailed production, and the various plights of the homecoming veteran. It helps explain why, in spite of strikes, unemployment is far below V-J day estimates for this period, and why business generally is in better shape than it would seem to have any right to be. Rubber, like many other industries, suffered during the war from a lack of strong, experienced workers. This deficiency is now being remedied. But demand for new tires for old cars is not insatiable, especially since the war-weary buggies are leaving the road in increasing numbers. There remains a vast market for new tires on new cars. But if automobile strikes should continue, a \vave of lay-offs might ensue in rubber and similar dependent industries, now apparently well set. All of which tends to illustrate again the interdependence of our economy, and to temper a momentary optimism. Common Ground By R. C. HOILES Values Should Constantly JAnd Rapidly Change r Most all laws passed In the bast half century have aimed (In one way or another at inter- jlering with free market values. Values or- price under a free economy are a guide 1 as to what the consumer wants the producer to produce. If these values are (Artificially interfered with, the producer is fooled and cheated so that he does not get full value for his labor. . JThe facts are that the more the government trios to regulate lvalues, the more it interferes with Itlte.free market value, the more jrapidly values change, the more it.h'ey fool the producer, the more .{the producer does not get fair re- .iW'ard for his labor. Unless Jthe worker understands what 'jcauses prices and money to go up Jaiid down, the more easily he is j cheated. In fact everybody is (cheated in the long run by arli- [ficinl price fluctuations because :evldently this cheating so dis- Jcpurages the great mass of work- jers that they want what they call V^ecurity." They are willing to j^ive up freedom and individual jresppnsibility for what they think )is. a little material security. Of course in the long run they get iieiither material security nor freedom. >;...\VTheri' values are free, they are /sensitive. They do not change so taiuch, but they qhange quickly. {Thus they are a definite guido as ito what should be produced. But awhen the government or labor ,'unions attempt to control prices, j or values they are more rigid. /They are slower to change. Pro- iduction becomes out of balance. )The result is that everybody [Mfters. • A» an example, it we produce friore of anything htm people Ivpn 1 ; In comparison with other PI trigs, that labor is waste. II too firtany people go int.o a line o£ jvork, they do not get a fair re,urn for their labor. But this will lappen to a less degree the loss government or labor unions interfere with prices and values iy tariffs, by progressive taxation, »y.-labor laws, by public education, py'subsidies and any other method that attempts to help one at the expense of another, i "The best thing that can happen io 'people is to have values sensitive, not controlled by govern- nent or monopolistic restraint of rade and then everybody will lave a better guide as to what ;hey should produce. When the Sovernment plans it or labor jnions plan it, people get discouraged, production goes down md instead of having price as a ;uide, we eventually have some jureaucracy ruling all of us. Pope" Pi us XI I" On Lai or ; Peace .The wire carried the quotation from Pope Pius XII's message that should have the attention ol; every {Christian and every loyal Am- (evican. He reiterates the fact that Itnis column has repeatedly putf iq'rth that the belief is false that ''almost, by law of nature" capital and labor are forced to battle implacably. The Pope warned that statej collectivism is not the solution to •jnanagement-worker differences. fJPhe danger is that this belief that Jabor and capital are enemies and that the gain o£ ono is the loss of another as is so generally claimed |>y many well meaning people will lead us into state regimentation PS to wages and working con j flHions. It is gratifying to see such ji great leader as the Pope taking y stand on this question. i Many people have been confused 1 on Pope Leo Kill's encyclical pn labor in 1890 and Pope Pius KJ's encyclical of 1930, This Rflrnonition should help clarify in, the minds of loyal Christians the real attitude of the Catholic Church that labor and capital ! iiee(J not use force to arrive at gatisfaptory agreement. — ~>pe sums it up in this .ef, "Nor by means of collec- brganizationi,, which would /, pan one think that discord . y «i yeally be avoided by chang- jhp type of. struggle. The con• ^•"^ween labor and private vyoulti die out, but the between labor and slate vyould erupt. In what-; ner collectivism shou!4 the distribution o4 jn, equal division, to working hours) necesrt Nation's Press THE JET-MANE 'ARRIVES (The New York TiinriO An Army Lockheed P-80 jet- propelled plane has crossed the continent from California to New a'ork in lour hours and thirteen Ininiites. If it had been flying in the opposite direction it would have followed the sun to reach its destination within approximately ai\ hour o£ Us starling lime. We are moving with tremendous impetus into a world of almost Incredible speeds. The average rale of this Army plane was 584 miles an hour, and that o£ its two companion planes not much less. But at times il was racing through the atmosphere at G60 miles an hour. Even so, Iho plane was never cx- londed to its full power. Not so long ago it was predicted that such speeds would prove impossible for human beings because of the crushing pressure of Ihc air itself. Yel Col. W. H. Council], Hie pilot, reports a comfortable flighl too brief to tire him. "In a couple oC years, he said, "flights like this will be an everyday affair." Colo-.l Councill was not merely flying from coast to coast, or from city to city. He was flying from the past into the future. The fuel that carried him was Ihe same Ihat the farmer uses in a kerosene lantern to light his barn. But in the jet-plane it will light vistas scarcely dreamed .of. These pro- jectle-like fliers are aptly called Shooting Stars. They arch the heavens like meteors.. But they are already obsolete on the drawing boards. There may be a limit to the; speed of flight, but it has not yet been reached in the stratosphere, where the air is too thin to breathe and men must depend on oxygen. The jet-plane may in time relegate the propeller-plane to our museums. It may in turn be succeeded by the rocket for human travel, though in ilself it is a kind of rocket. We don't know. But we suspect that it will profoundly influence life and Ihought on Ihls planet. OFFICE CAT A Kfoup of polfcrs were Icllliiff full stories. At last canio a veteran's turn: Veteran rjolfpr- Well, J oneo ilrovc B. liall — iieciileully, of rmirsii—thru a pottage window. The. ball IctioekcMl over an oil lump, and the place cuuslit fire. : Friend— What dirt you do then? ; Veteran Colfer—Oh, I limnorliutely- teed another ball, look careti'l aim, and hit the fire alarm box on the next corner. And that brought out the Tire department before any damage was done. , — a — A stranger addressed the farmer'^ boy across the fence: J Stranger—Youns man, your corn looks kind o' yellow. farm Jjoy—1'es, that's the kind we planted. Blrangei—Don't look as if you'd gel more than half a crop. Farm . Boy—Don't expect to. Thd landlord gets the other ball. Stranger (after a pause)—Boy, therq isn't much difference between you and a fool. No. onliL the fence. t>eyond censure. Nor could the) Hanger of the working class falling into the hands of public power bej avoided." I The Pope's admonition is a timely warning as to what would be, the result with more and more legislation controlling the exchanges of goods and services between employer and employee. * * * Frontiers Not Limited The explanation of why wo navel so much unemployment usually, given by those people who have, not studied economic history is that our frontiers are more aim. more limited; thai we have ex-| hausted the frontiers of Ihe Wesl.; As a mailer of fact, however,' our real frontiers are unlimited.. They are unlimited because man's ingenuity is constantly discovering' liovv boiler to harness and use Ihei forces of nature. We use things- nowadays that were not regarded as parl of Ihe frontier a few decades ago. We get power from Ihe, depths of the earth when it used, to be Ihought that it camo only from the surface—from the winds or waterfalls. Today we get it in various forms. = Atomic energy is an example of new frontiers. All we need do is' sel Ihe 1 initiative of man free- free to develop these and still- other Iron tiers. Jf people who say the fronliers, are gone would be obliged to go' through the hardships the pioneers encountered in developing the unsettled territories, tljey would be horrified at the thought ol accepting j-he "opportunities" tljey arji ' Jest* By RAY TUCKER 0 > MIXED— Although the retiring and resigning Harold L.-Jckes ••delivered his principal barbs '. : .against President Truman, over 'the -F&uley appointment, the Old Curmudgeon's principal cabinet foe is Robert B. Kunnegan, postmaster -geiversil : -and chairman of the dcmocvatii; .national committee ..... • ,. . •' , ' ... , Toe-ether with many' ••other so- called liberals, including. .Commerce Secretary Wallace, they regard Hari- lu-gan as the "evil gcn.ius" df the Truman administration. . ,*;.-•. '.'. In his last press conference;.' as; a Truman cabinet member.' Bir.'-ltlc.es. used the name "Hanncgan",,waea it v/as obvious that lie- had Mr. Pauley in mind, the Truman- v nomir nee for under secretary o'f, tli^ np,Vy. When the assemuled newspapermen corrected him, lie explained v .th£t it was not hard to ge't'tlie.f names.: of. Pauley mid Hanncgan. "mixed .up..", C AGY— Mr. Ickcs. wrlp-'wt-ll probably line up with some , art ti-Trwmfln . organization, possibly the .chastened C. I. O., refused to 'iden'tify>-cer-: tain presidential nomirjces;. foii 1 . high' oi'fi:e whom he condemned; lie; said that the President had", '^piipinted both sood and bad men.withiip'the last few months. •' •• '•.••.'.'•', . ' . Eespite Mr. .. it is obvious that he was. assatlin.g the nomination of George ^Et-'-Allei? as a member of the RFQ<,with-.tUe chairmanship as his eventual-, goal, and Commodore J. K.I Vardaman, now the naval attache' at, th!e>White^ House, as a fifteen-year.' member -of. the federal reserve.' board/ .•" •' ; ' Mr. Ickes, in his" anti-White: House, blast, dtd not' criticize" officials who had ueen corifirniepl, ' He; denounced "other nominations", meaning men whose names .wer'ej'stlll before the senate. So, it is 'clear that he had Messrs. Allen ' arid ; Vardaman in mind. •'•-','.''<-' : ~ LIABILITIES—The senate ..banking and currency committee has reported favorably on the Allen appointment to the RFC."aridt-thc.'full senate will probably abide, by': thai approvqj. Confirmation of, the/Allen nomination will probably/-provide political solace for a .turn'dowh' of the Pauley and possibly the Vardaman nominations. . '•-.' v. •' But many •senators, including, both democrats and republican's-,', believe that Mr. Allen has more liabilities- than hiis Mr. Pauley.; J Everybody loves George Allen because : ,of -his agreeable personality and.his' storytelling qualities, but it is'/doubtful- if a single senator who .will; vote -for him thinks that he is- qualified; tp head the biggest bank in tne/'w'orld— the RFC. . : -"-'. • • , George Allen, as a banker,- is worth about $75 a week a's 1 assistant to the head cashier. That : was his salary when he first arrived- in Washington as the protege-.'of p the late Pat Harrison. - ., '• His anecdotes enlivened the'...-'evenings ot high democratic officeholders, and they brought him, to-the attention of F. D. R. President Roosevdt made him a commissioner of the District of Columbia, a third-rate political job. Several corporations hired him, paying him about $50,000 a year, for his supposed inlluen:e in Washington. Now, although possessing no qualifications for the job, he will probably be given the chairmanship of a federal institution which dominates the finances of the United States, THREAT—The statesmen and militarists, especially our army- navy experts, still refuse to face or lest the threat the atom bomb holds for their services and for civilization itself. It begins to look as if the May-July trials in the Marshall islands will be no more decisive than prewar maneuvers in Lousiana aiul North Carolina, when 3onnnercinl trucks were employed to simulate tanks. Navy Secretary James V. Forrcs- tal did not mention the new weapon directly in his recent annual report. But, in all honesty, he could not neglect it. He suggested that the proposed formation and strength of the fleet he revised "periodically." It was also significant that the new Pacific unit will consist of eighteen large and small aircraft carriers, and only two battleships. Even Stalin, in announcing his new five-year plan for militarizing and industrializing Russia, made no reference to the possible effect of atomic energy in war. PREJUDICED—The rules and regulations for the forthcoming test have "been rigged against a true trial of the atom bomb. They were drawn by army-navy-air for:es members of the joint chiefs of staff after a backstage quarrels in which navy and air demanded supreme control. For one thing, the missile will be 'of the Nagasaki type, although we have bombs ten times as powerful right now. Only one will be dropped, not a basketful, such as an enemy would release. The attack will be directed against a single capital ship, which will be protected by the latest-model armor. There will be no attempt to discover what damage the bomb could wreak on a complete fleet steaming in battle formation. Last, under present plans, the board of judges will be restricted to professional naval, military and air experts, which is about as near to a prejudiced jury as can be obtained. WOULD JOIN UNO STOCKHOLM, Feb. 20—(/P)—Foreign Minister Oesten Unden said today that the government would ask parliament within two or three weeks for consent to join the United Nations. An application for membership will be made in autumn, he told the newspaper AfUmbladet. I have no doubt that if we help ouv scientists, they will not only catch up with, but surpass those abroad.—Stalin. MACKENZIE'S Ap Itorid traveler ESSEN, 1 Germany, Feb. 20—It has to be seen to be believed but this great ihdus-.rial and coal mining city, which was blown to smithereens by American and British bombing during the last year of the war still breathes and moves and hns a bring. Evrn more remarkable is the fact Unit this homo, of the colossal Krtipp nrmnmciU. works wii--. by no means the solo city to cling lo n thread of life in the mriiimarin earth- nuakc which swept the manufacturing centers of the Ruhr. Essen's ghostly survival Is typical of her sister cities. Essen is an awesome sight, for, ftiWin MACKENZIE virtually every building in this city —which sprawled over many square miles and contained a peak population of nearly three quarters of a million—is in ruins. How then can this city be alive? it's difficult to answer that question. Still, the fact remains that some 305,000 people' are living—if you call their mode of existence living—and working among .the ruins. The streets, with block after block and mile after mile of ruined buildings, are filled with people who are scurrying about with all the energf but apparently aimless purpose of a colony of ants. So all these thousands have a mission. But what is it and where can they • be going among these ruins? These scores of thousands actually are living among the ruins, many in the cellars. A lot of folks are salvaging bricks and building themselves huts against the walls of partly demolished houses. And the purpose of all this? It's partly because Essen was the home of most of these folk. Moreover, one of Germany's great problems is to find housing for displaced peoples. Then, too, the coal mines in the Essen area are operating and. many miners arc among those who live in the ruins. Scattered about the city are tiny shops which sell rationed food. The British administration sees to it that every man, woman and child in this zone of operations gets daily rations. That is true not only in Essen but in other places. The moral to this story is that the German people are possessed of an immense amount of energy and persistence. HKler harnessed these qualities for evil purposes. The Allies must harness them for good. *p. Report on Greek Executions Hade NUERNBERG, ' Feb. 20— (.£•) — Soviet war crimes prosecutors presented to the international military tribunal yesterday an official Greek government report showing that nazi occupation forces executed approximately 91,000 hostages in Greece and systematically starved the civilian population. The nazi atrocities, the Russian prosecutors declared, were part of a planned program designed to smash Greek resistance. Earlier defense counsel for the 21 nazi chieftains on trial asked the tribunal for a three-weeks adjournment at the end of the prosecution's case. Prof. Herbert JCraus requested the adjournment on the ground that documents vital to the defense had not been made available and that witnesses approved by the tribunal last November still had not arrived in Nuernberg. "I would like to point out that certain of the defendants do not wish any delay, but we must follow our own conscience in this matter," Kraus declared. British prosecutor Sir David Maxwell-Pyfe opposed the proposed recess, arguing for an adjournment of no more than one or two days. The Eiffel Tower in Paris was erected by the engineer Alexandre Gustave Eiffel as a feature of the Paris Exposition of 1889. Peter Edson's Colijmn: JUGGLING; TOLL EMPLOYMENT' ISSUE By PETER NEA Washington Correspondpnt WASHINGTON. — Supporters of the much cussed and discussed "Full Employment Act" ,'aa'e chuckling quietly over the slick'Job of word juggling they did ! to get the measure passed by both'.houses, of congress. . > • . ' . • It isn't called the "Full."'employment act any more. .:It's just the "Employment Act." This Ig-tyRi- cal of the compromises "made-; lo ser cure passage. Enemies and oppo- ents of the full employment -theory think they scored a great yicto»'y in knocking out all the objection-, able experimental economies' stuff, Sen. Robert A. Taft of- Ohio' -'went' so far as to say that the act passed is "definitely not a victory for-Truman." . - -.,- .. ••; ••' If Taft, Congressmen Carter-Mart-; asco of Alabama and W.ill WlUttih'g'-, ton of Mississippi 'YvmiK,/tUi : 'feKi«f they scored a great ' tering down the or'i the bill, they can. ' will sit. down and .read/ pardon — the passed, he will 'see for it accomplishes ne the original bill set. makes it definitely ; Truman and for of Montana, with >wj sponsored the idea in ' What the ployment won wp THEY SETTLED FOR WORD CHANGES The way this job was done is one for the book. It took six meetings of the conference committee pf senators and congressmen to iron out differences between the senate and house versions. Manasco and Wliittington sat tight on their watered-down version. They were supported by Senators Taft, Buck of Delaware, Radcliffe of Maryland. It looked like a deadlock. So the other senators Barkley of Kentucky, Murdock of Utah, Taylor of Idaho and Tobey of New Hampshire—suggested changes in language. In the changes, it is claimed the pro-senators got everything they wanted iji words that look innocent enough, but really pack lots of authority. For instance, take the preamble of the act as passed. It says that congress declare "... it is the continuing policy and responsibility of the federal government . . . to ",.:'. . utilise all its ... resources . . . ;tp promote maximum, employment, •production and purchasing power." That's boiling a 100-word sentence down to 20 words to get at the guts of it. But ask yourself what's the •'difference between "maximum" employment and "Ml employment? tweedledum and Tweedledee. :••, Opponents of the original bill also Objected to the declaration that it was the federal government's re^ gponsibility to provide such volume of expenditure as may be needed, tp, assure fwU ejnpjpyment. go that ~ tinuing policy-and responsibility of the federal government to utilize all its resources to promote maximum employment," and so forth. What do you think the fedeiul government does when it "utilizes all its resources"? You could spend a trillion dollars, fight another war, or try to make the Mississippi river run backward under the phrase. "BUDGET" BECOMES "ECONOMIC REPORT" Take the next section. The original draft called fov a "national production and employment budget," to be prepared by the Presi- den,t. Critics said that was dangerous. So the "budget" was stricken out and an "economic report" was substituted. What's the difference what you call it if the report covers the same ground that the- budget does? Ip putting over this substitution and getting the house to accent the compromise, the bill's backers were squally smart. In the house were some 84 votes opposed to any kind of full employment bill. If they had been stirred up, opposition might have grown and the bill mjght have been killed. Congressman Wright PaUnatt.of Texas, Munay's co-s,ponsor in the house and John C. Cochran from Truman's state of Missouri both spoke briefly on the floor, then asked leave to extend their remarks, in, the Record. they sa.W w the, JJpjy was pus. Their full wtyste el WB **• *».rtY» orijr to InHbllywooa Ht tftsktSfi Idflffogofc NfeA Staff CorrcsjKmdcftt HOtLVWOOiJ. (fofiA)~-?<su are sure," Ray McC&rey said, «rith on amused grin, "ihat you.don't want to talk to Leo?" We assured him that Leo McCarey has had enough publicity lately. We wanted to talk to his kid brother, Ray. Both film directors, the McCarey boys, sons of a famous Los Angeles fight promoter, "Uncle Tom" Mc- Cnrcy. are constantly brine mistaken for rncli olhcr.. With Leo r'Goins; My Way" and "The Bells of St. Mnry's") the more famous brother, the embarrassing situations usually involve Ray. It was Ray who directed Bine Crosby's first movie, a two-reel short. Visiting Bint? and Leo on the set of "The Bells," Ray quipped to Der Bincle; "I started you and now my brother is going to finish you." WRONG BROTHER, In fact, Hollywood's most classic story is told by 1 Ray McCarey on himself. One day he was called on the telephone by a big shot at M-G-M and told that the studio wanted to hire him for a three- million-dollar picture. He could have any stars he wanted—Gable, Turner. Garson, Pidgeon—anybody. Would he please come over the next day and pick up the script? After directing minor budget films for so long, Ray naturally was excited. First thing he did was to call up his brother Leo and tell him •about it, saying, "Leo, I think this is it." Leo said: "Congratulations, Ray. It certainly sounds terrific." Next day Ray went to M-G-M, picked up the script and went to the bis shot's office to thank him. The bi? shot was equally enthused about it all and after discussing the script and the stars with Ray, he said: "Well, Leo, drop by tomorrow and we'll sign the contracts." Although eight years younger than Leo, Ray actually has been in the film business longer. Both studied to be lawvers. Leo loined a Los Angeles law firm and did some work for Tod Browning, the director, who talked him into becoming an assistant director. Two years previously, Rav had also given up law for a Hollywood job. "Only I started on the incinerator gam? at paramount." he chuckles. FURNITURE MOVER Later Ray was promoted — to C. B. DeMille's chair boy. It was Ray's job to follow the great C. B. around the set parryins his canvas chair. One afternoon C. B. sat down, the chair wasn't there and Ray got fired. Since then, Ray has directed everything from two-reel shorts for Warner Bros, in New York, comedies for Hal Roach, countless B nictures, and "The Cowboy and the Blonde" for 20th Century-Fox. He has a new one coming up titled, "Strange Triangle," with Signe Hasso and Preston Foster. They say it is a swell job and some wags on the lot are even referring to Ray as "Leo McCarey, j.g." Not long ago-a man walked up to Ray in a Hollywood cafe, .handed him a $100 bill, said, "Thanks, Leo, for the loan," and walked off. Ray went lo the phone, called Leo an£ said, "I just got T>aid $100 for being your brother." "Mail me the money" said Leo. "Nuts," said Ray, "this is mine." He kept it. DRESS REHEARSAL BUHL, Idaho, Feb. 20—(/P)—Burl's firemen, dressed in their Sunday best- for their annual Valentine ball, %V3re about to begin the, dance when the fire atarm rang. Out they ran and extinguished a small house fire. Then they returned to the hall, washed their hands and went on with the ball. Ability of the lens of the eye to focus on near objects declines with ago. "U to h* a& htt omit of a«t» 6< foflneiic*, *nd l*t " . »r« m**(J to tofcfla* «ftlcl« tt> tOO word*. Dear Editor: I'm an ex-armored infantryman and since I was Discharged I've been working here in Pfimpa and plan to make my home here. I always take the .Pampa News but I can't understand your column wiled "Common Ground," by R. C. Holies. Its whole viewpoint ns I understand it is for lower wages. Yesterday nn ex-serviceman I know needing a job and really hunting one found one. It paid 50 cents per hour, 40 hours a week, or $20 a week. Well here is the lowest living cost I can find. By luck and persuasion I can get room and board for $14 a week, laundry for working clothes and dress clothes $1.07, a caijton of cigarettes $1.65, a carton of matches 10 cents; stamps 12 cents, toilet articles 20 cents; cleaning pressing 80 cents a week. That totals $17.94 a week. Income tax is around $2 on that wage; so that leaves me six cents a week to go to a show, make a date or put in the collection plate on Sunday. How low does, he want wages? Would he work for that? Let's be fair and hear the other side of the situation for a while. JOSEPH E. KENT, Box '1605, Pampa. The first broadcast of London's Big Ben was made in 1923. * * * Despite Franco's rule of terror (in Spain), his survival is due more to external apathy than to Internal strength.—Henry Morgenthau, jr., former treasury secretary. * * * In the country today we have a government which has allied itself largely with one agency of production. It has set itself as the champion and friend of the job receiver and Job seeker, and as the disciplinarian, if not the enemy, of the job provided.—Dr. Walter E. Spahr, New York U. economics department. Signs t>f the tttft&r For better or for «brse W de- pehas on the point of VK'w) highway signs are back In force. They disappeared during the war. A better word probably 1« '-deteriorated". Wooden signs rotted, metal signs rusted. ; And officials took dowtt many of those signs directing motorists lo the next town on the theory they would moke it too easy for Invading n miles to find their way ground. The state has put the directive signs back up, and the obiervant motorists will notice a positive rash of commercial posters, billboards and signs. It's like old times to see those Burma Shave rhyming sefries Signs. They're everywhere now — ,usually six in a row .spaced about 50 yards apart, new and shiny. One near Harlingen read "Life With Father- Is More Pleasant—Since—He Got— This Birthday Present." The present, of course, Is the shaving cream. But the wistful little series near Teniple was our favorite. "Some People—Go By Air—We Wish—We Could Put—These Signs Up There." Something new has been added. It's a paint that shines brilliantly at night when car lights hit it. In the past, glass reflectors did the work, but this new paint illuminates the whole sign. Barns are receiving their share of attention too. They're plastered with bright new advertisements for snuff, cough medicine, tobacco, and all sorts of articles. Then there's Kllroy. He's everywhere. "Kllroy Was Here" say handwritten signs. Stores, service stations (one near Corpus Christl Is named the "Fresh Start Service Station," probably owned by a veteran), roadside stands, all are touching up their old signs, too. Peace—it's wonderful (for sign dealers). Political actior/ against reaction is the challenge of our time—Commerce Secretary Henry-A. Wallace. * * * More persons aged 17 are arrested than in any other age group.—U. S. Attorney General Tom C. Clark. 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"You better pull yourself together, Dru, and go downstairs and take that telephone over. This affair isn't going to be a secret very long, and somebody will have to sit there and be patient and tactful. Besides, the district attorney wants to see ;all of us at noon. She came and laid her cheek on my hair. "Sorry, Nana. I'll c take over now." I knew I could depend on her, so I left and went to Miss Jenny's room. Sho was very white, but she and Betsy were sitting there knitting very steadily. I thought of the knitting women of France and shuddered. The law was crying "Murder." Did that mean that someone of us ... I brushed the thought angrily aside. There was some logical explanation of Phil- .u'pa's death. Or did it lie in something supernatural, as Dru Had amd? Had we all, hating Phillipa, wishing her out of our lives, combined in a force that-had swept her illogically toward the cliff's edge and death? "Something hag to be done about Phillipa." That was the thpught uppermost in>each heart. Those who hadn't voiced it had thought it. We each of us had murder in our hearts, yet we weren't the kind of pepple whp murdered. We were all assembled yjn the library by three minutes of 1? when Jeffrey Hszjett came jn with a young man stenographer and another njan w,hom he staUoiied at oyr telepjttoije, Mr. WiUsoo hffcj Swd the defk pulled Jntq the cen T ire of th,e floor fpj-, Jeffrey- we sat $/-'» JJE began by shuffling papers around and saying, "We are leaning toward the theory that Phillipa's ... ah ..." He cleared his throat, "That is that Phillipa was held up last night, either killed or rendered unconscious— we don't have Dr. MacDonnld's report as yet—and then dropped over the cliff in the rock garden." He shuffled some more papers and then looked around the semicircle. He might have been a teacher explaining the quantum theorem. "We are trying to trace her movements last evening and as soon as we can do that, we will be in a better position to find the person or persons responsible for her death. Now you can help us greatly by all trying to recall anything that would give us a lead as to where she might have been." Zern and Straub had come in from somewhere for now Zern's voice interrupted from behind us. "It would'be a lot better, chief, to ask these people to try to recall where they were last night." Jeffrey, I think, was about to remind Zern he was in charge, but Zern walked up to the desk and began to read from a paper in his hand, " 'I was sure surprised, M_r. Zern, when young Mr. Fletch hit her. Hit her go hard he knocked her up against that there desk. They were quarrelin' somethin' awful, the three of them. Mrs. Fletcher was gojn' to hit Miss Ellis when Mr. Fletch up with his arm . , ."< Ze>n looked up and wrinkled fcis fore* head, "More?" his forehead a£airiT"i5or:Is"this?. 'And there was Miss Betsy with the heavy poker in her -hatid, streaming at Mrs. Fletcher to fet out I was that surprised!'" Betsy raised her chin and met Zern's eyes ievelly. "That," ghel said, "is quite true.*- ' ; * * * ' AT that point the man »l the * telephone called Sft»ui>, ana Dru took advantage of tbe foAer* 1 ruption to say in a cool, even! voice, "I think you can leave Mr. 1 Fletcher Willson out of your cal- , culations, Mr. Zern. He was ""*" * me last night." Zern said, "Is this a confessfcWlJ Miss Ellis?'? " Dru can hold her head up aal proudly as Betsy, with just n hint ol arrogance and a bit of con-! tempt for creatures like Zero, "O* what?" she asked. ! But Zern had the last 'word, 1 "Murder—or an indiscretion,? 1 ' ' "Dru, Dru," I thought, "|,cen appreciate your wanting to shield 1 Fletch, but you aren't making! things any better." 'But ^ wasn't flustering Dru, "Hit TT she answered Zern, in such a that he began to look ,4u fortable, and then. re«eyed/, Hf , T , Straub interrupted-troin the dooK way .of the morningrroomi "YoH'Hr have to lay that hold-up theory ' of yours on the table, chief." He" smiled broadly at all of us, "Tnel car's been found," Straub's voice had the Mum. -, phant note in it that com* ajW' 1 when you have proved yourself i to be right. "With an emp*^^" 1 tank, but with the windows » and the whole car locked, 11 , v Straub shook his to and the keys yet the rock garden &Qme,

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