. Most consistent newspaper i?. e JL2 a ? y 3*pept Saturday by The Pnmpa News. 321 W. Foster Ave S*iTJ!Sftv.« ;p %P n ? J 56 "' A " departments. MEMBBU OP THE ASSO- B £ R £ SS (pu l' ^ased Wrc). The Associated Press 'Is entitled ex- PA'' I" 6 Ils ? for repuhlicatlon of nil the local news printed In this Bf ii-? s T 11 -?, 51 a " AP nr "' s ^patches. Entered us second class at tha Post office at Tampa, Texna, under the Act of March 3rd. 1878. . SUBSCRIPTION RATES «e I« Pampa 2Bc per week. Paid in advance (at office) $8.00 oer • MOnuut. M.OO per six months, $12.00 per year. Price per single copy I SSS?. 1 .--j l f; < ! > ,. 1 P t . n orders accepted In localities served by carrier delivery. HUMOR ^ Ih a footnote to a recent article by yen. Alexander Wiley ih the New York Times Magazine, the editors explain that OOe of the Wisconsin senator's pet ideas is to dress up the Congressional Record in a snappier format and have it sold to the public. Mr. Wiley's article, we assume, is a sort of trial balloon. Titled "Congress Has Its Fun," it consists of nifties culled from House and Senate debate and now available only to the Record's limited readership. But it is possible that the senator's samples have kicked his pet idea in the head. Maybe today's Americans, nourished on the one-line gag. aren't geared to the tempo of frock-coated congressional wisecracks. At any rate, it's hard to imagine the New Yorker's editors feeling perturbed after reading them, or to predict a sudden public clamor for the Congressional Record. The senator seems to have some doubts himself. Ho starts out with a provocative bit of promotion : "Clever repartee, witty punning, funny yarns — these are grist for the congressional! humor mill." But a half dozen lines later he loses heart: "To be sure, some of them (the jokes) may appear comparatively flat in print," (Senator, you ain't kidding.) "Congress Mas Its Fun" contains such mirthful moments as the time when Representative A starts out. "Does the gentleman think — ".and Representative' H interrupts him to remark. "Occasionally." (End of joke.) But the real show-stopper should be included here iu toto, complete with names. It happened in the Senate when Mr. Uarkley had been discussing the Green Pepper amendment to a labor bill. Take it away. Senator Wiley. Mr. To bey: "Has the senator been reading seed catalogs lately? He spoke about green peppers." Mr. Barkley: "1 have not. 1 have been so busy lately that i have not been able to do any garden planning Therefore, 1 have not been interested . . . in red or green peppers." Mr. Tobey: "The senator has some hot stuff now." Mr. Barkley: "I rejoice in hot stuff." Mr. Pepper: "Mr. President, will the senator yield?" Mr. Barkley "I yield." Mr. Pepper: "Should not the senator say to the senator from New Hampshire, 'Tobey sure'?" Mr. Barkley "I am not interested. in whether it is 'Red Pepper' or Tobcyasco,' both of which I enjoy." Mr. Wiley says that even "tame jokes" relieve congressional tensions and dissolve them in gales of laughter. Such jokes, we feel, will also tend to give the average radio comedian a new stature. Having digested "Congress Has Its Fun," we can only say that we care not who makes the nation's laws if only the making of the nation's jokes can be entrusted to capable characters like Fred Allen and Bob Hope. in Hollywood : BY ERSK1NK JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent (Johnson on KPDN Monday thru Friday, 2 p. m.) HOLLYWOOD — Hollywood i;; singing the bluos over a slumping box office. But Bonita Granvillc's husband, Jack Wrathor, is making nothing but money with n 16 mm. commercial short starring a postwar electric kitchen. Tyronne Power co-starring with a new-fangled ice box or Errol Plynn sharing .screen credit with a postwar washing machine may be a possibility. Occupational hazard of winning an Oscar: Olivia de Haviland is having trouble with her eyes, "Prom reacting so many scripts," explains her agent. R-K-O just gave Laraino Day a fancy cloghous" for her pup. Tycoon. I wonder if Lawrence Tier- riry got one, too? M-Ci-M is plannintj big things for Cameron Mitchell, as n result of his Lieut. Moore portrayal with Van Johnson in "High Barbaree." Young Cam is a Dallastown, Pa., boy who crashed the screen via the road company of die Lunt-Pontanno play, "Taming of the Shrew." He's missed a lot ol big roles at M-G-M by n hair during the last, two years but "Barbarne" deiinitclv stamps him as the studio's most promising star of tomorrow. Grins Cam: "Even Louis B. Meyer says hello to me now." >THE WIND"RETURNS "Gone With the Wind" is blowing back again. It will be reissued late this summer . . . "Page From a Diary." a play in which Greer Garson starred :u London in 1937, will have a revival on Broadway this fall. Producer Charles Bennett hopes to land an all-Hollywood cast. Kirk Douglas' asking price pur picture is up to £65,000. Not bad tor a youngster who two years ago was liVTng In a Hollywood auto court. . . Joan Crawford will do a record album of scenes from her three Warner films, "Mildred Pierce," "Humoresque," and "Possessed." . . , Brian Donlevy is up for a big long term contract at aoth Century Pox. Johnnie Johnston and his fiancee, Kathryn Grayson, .just, bought a Hollywood bowling 'alley. It will be managed by his mother . . .Census note: The boys in Kay Kyser's orchestra have fathered 19 children r.ince June of 1D4C. . . It's pretty definite that Bill Powell, Van Heflin, and Gene Kelly will play "The Three Muskateers' 1 ' in the M-G-M revival. CONCERTO PAYS OFF iDick Haymes' new publishing company has struck a gold mine in Victor Young's ballad. "Stella by Starlight.-' It was the concerto theme in "The Uninvited" three years ago, The Johnson Office quietly has iulvised all s'iuilios to lay off pictures starring alcoholics. . . Joel McCrca will make his staye debut this summer in a straw-hat version of "There's Always Juliet." Wife Frances Dee will he Juliet, t ~* It will be a big celluloid year for John Steinbeck. Republic is filming "The ReU Pony," and Paramount jusL inherited "The Wayward Bus' from Liberty Films. Another Steinbeck story. "The Pearl of Lopaz.' filmed in Mexico, will be released in the fall. There's an odd story behind "The F-ed Pony." Steinbeck sold it to a magazine in 1933 for exactly $90 Later, when the magazine went broke, he wanted to buy back the yarn. The magazine sold it to him— lot $500. The United States 's particularly vulnerable to bacterial warfare attack because of its geographic! isolation. — Dr. Maurice Visscher president American Association o. Scientific Workers. WASHINGTON By RAY TUCKER CONFIDENT—Private industrial and economic experts Ho not seem to share the jitters of many government statisticians over the prospect of a falny acute recession in the early fall. Crystal-gazers associated witli tlie National Association of Manufacturers and the U. S. Chamber of Commerce appear more confident on continued good times than they did only a few months ago. They concede thai there may be a decline affecting soft, consumer goods for the reason that production in these lines is increasing steadily. There may be a fall in prices as'n result of volume output, and cutbacks in the present high level of employment. In the shoe and textile industries, for instance, there have already been small but premonitory layoffs of workers. However, they regard these shakedowns as symptomatic of a healthy readjustment. EMPLOYED—There are still approximately 58.000.000 people employed, or only 2.000.000 less than the vague political goal set by P.D.R. and Henry A. Wallace in the 1944 campaign. It is doubtful if this figure will drop to less than S5.000.000 in any autumn decline. Moreover, the prosective unemployed will not consist entirely of bomifide members of the labor pool. There will be ninny women and elderly people who returned to work during the war. nnd would like to continue in the money. Many will be e.x-G.I.'.s who have not yet found themselves. Thousands more will be the June crop of high school and college students who will pour out of classrooms without, any specialized cx- erience for .store, shop or the professions. BACKLOG—Offsetting any downward development, however, will be a bis backlog of demand for durable goods such as automobiles, refrigerators, oil and gas burners, radios, household furniture, home repairs etc.—wants which had to be deferred during and since the war. and which the manufacturers are still unable lo fill. It is expected that next autumn 01- spring will see enough of these goods appearing on the market, and the economic activity which they will stimulate should counteract any stagnation in the lighter goods. It is also believed that the construction industry, due partly to a drop in costs resulting from greater output of building materials and increased productivity on the part of the building trades groups, will soon take up slack in other liney. LABOR—The prospect of labor peace provides another optomistic and constructive foe-tor. With the exception of John L. Lewis's threatened coal strike on Juno 30. management and the unions have adjusted differences over wages, hours, working conditions etc. The two-year truce in the basic iteel industry, proclaimed by C.IO ^resident Philip Murray, seems lo assure a minimum of work stoppages in all industry. So does the Hartley-TaCt Labor Bill, provided President Truman jigns it. or it is passed over a poss- ble veto. EXPORT—Another factor contri- niting to this new burst of optimism s the export trade. Even on a strictly, businesslike, bu.y-and-.sell oasis, it has begun to show considerable recovery, and foreign com- nerce should continue to improve is European and South American nations become more stable through American aid. Prance. England, the Low Countries. Italy. Spain and the Latin- American countries are starting to ship us stuff with a dollar value of several billions annually. Prom Europe we are taking rare liquors, perfumes, women's apparel, laces to pay almost twenty-five percent cheeses and other food specialties Even Germany is exporting enough of the occupation costs. South America is sending us cot- fee, fruits, novelty articles etc. Expenditures by American tourists, business men and students during the coming summer will provide them with needed dollars to support a til-for-lut trade. Moreover, the U. S. will continue to advance loans and credits that will enable foreign purchasers to buy our goods, especially durables such as trucks, locomotives, machinery, machine tools nnd coal. The money may not be paid back for years, if ever, but as happened as a consequence of post World-War I lending ana foreign bond flota- tions, the financial assistance will be a temporary shot in the arm for American business and industry. VOTERS—Democratic politicians at Washington have been encouraged by the discovery that Truman voters have turned out in far larger numbers than the Republican rank and file in recent local and Congressional primaries. In their opinion, it is the surest sign that President Truman stands an excellent chance of reelection against any man the Republicans name. Executive Director Gael Sullivan "points with pride" to the respective turnouts in the primaries in the Third Congressional District in the State of Washington, where a special election to fill a House vacancy will be held on June 7. Approximately 15.000 more Democrats showed up at the polls than did Republicans, although this has been normally a G.O.P. sector, POT-SHOTTED — Earle Venable, secretary of the Republican Congressional Committee, dares to contradict Mr. Sullivan. His research, he says, belies his opposite's conclusion. G.O.P. voters, according to Mr Venable. deliberately entered the Democratic primary for the purpose of making trouble. They pot-shot- ted for former Representative Charles R. Savage, who ran as a Henry Wallace man" against State Audi tor Smith Troy, who supported the Administration's domestic and foreign policies. The canny Republicans, according to the Venable viewpoint, figured that it would be easier to defeat Mr. Savage than Mr. Smith. The outcome, only two days away, will decide which is the smarter politician. SUSIE EXILED BEAR MOUNTAIN. N. Y. — M'I— Susie, a raccoon, if an outcast from the trailsidc museums where she was an attraction for two years. She was freed yesterday in a ump eight miles away after museum attendants discovered she had slipped into a snake pit nnd had dllcd nine blacksnakes. Common Ground MILITARY TRAINING ..-. -By Upton Close One of the knottiest questions being discussed today is how to keep up adequate military defenses in time of peace—and still retire the public debt. Will universal military training meet the requirements of an adequate defense? Is it the best way Could we BO in for such a program without educating or "disciplining" oyvselVes into a totalitarian form of government? The President's advisory committee, unanimously urging that every male youth be given six months of jnilitary training soon after he turns 13, estim'ates the cost at something 4<?ss than $2,000,000,000 annually. • Congress has been hoping to save About this amount to apply against the .public debt. It is an important' sum and must be spent where we will get the greatest returns. ? If Soviet Russia is going to cut loose pn us some night, any night after '1951, with an atomic "Pearl Harbor"—as the President's committee has warned—then admittedly we must do something. If we believe such an attack is in store foi 3s we should take the Soviet ma- ffilne apart now, white we have su- nerlor weapons. ^Truman's avispry cojnmittemen do not belief their own pie*Q follow well to listen'to an Air Corps colonel with whom I discussed this subject about two weeks ago. This colonel insists thnt we biuld and maintain the best air force in the world "to prevent or break up an aerial attack on our major cities. Such an attack, if it comes, will be launched without warning and will come via the air, probably using atomic weapons." I, pointed out the possibility that all nations, in the next war, may be afraid to use atomic weapons, in which case we will be back where we were in 1944—needing enormous land armies. "In that case," the Air Corps strategist reasoned, "we will have time to build a big land army." He did not believe we would get much for our money spent on a universal military training program such as is proposed. I think irruch opposition to the Truman committee proposal is from people who fear it would regiment us into a military dictatorship. They point out that the Marxists have been able to infiltrate almost every branc hof our government, ana that if we send pur young men to a military training camp the Marxists- will be there with their "Bibles", indoctrinating the inductees. Marxists on Advisory Committee Certainly the Manasts do not object to such a progjim. -They only fear that our military machine will be- turned against the Soviets. They i^ry well know thnt a nation trained lu take orders : canaot tiLg be, a nation of order-givers. Their aim throughout the New Deal administration has been to "discipline" the wiblie. II and when such a feat is accomplished the disciplined public will cease to be the original, highly individualistic, progressive, vigorou America- we know today. In this respect it may be significant that at least 'four of the President's advisory committee of nine have been identified with the left wing. Rosenman was one of the staunchsst New ' Dealers behinc Roosevelt, writing some of the president's most inflammatory class- hatred speeches. Dr. Karl T. Compton was among the Los Angeles atomic scientists who got temperamental because we would not give the atomic secrets to Russia, and recently Invoiced a threat that if the Senate did not confirm Lilien- (thal, the Marxist, as head of the Atomic Energy Commission, many pci-entists would throw down their testtubes and walk out. Anna Rosenberg has been a twin to Madam Perkins, and Joseph E. Davies was the author of the propaganda book "Mission to Moscow", which a movie magnate now claims he filmed under pressure from the White House. It is my belief that our money dor military security will most profitably be spent in scientific rievelop- ir\ont.s and 'in maintaining caclres of highly trained specialists. • ..: .(.Copyright, On Coveting If people would obey fie last Commandment "Thou shall, not covet", we would luive mighty little trouble in this world. There seems to be a great deal of confusion as to wlial Hie word "covet" really means. In fact, it lias, like many words, .several different meanings. ' Of course the Commandment "Thou .shall not covet 1 ' does not end with the word "covet". It. is a little more specific. It continues by .saying, "Thou .shall not covet thy neighbor's house, Uiou slialt not covet, thy neighbor's; wife nor bis manservant nor his maidservant nor his ox nor hi.s ass nor anything thnt. is thy neighbor's." The Exodus use of the word "covet" comes from the Greek word "ohamad" meaning lo desire, in Deuteronomy it comes from the Greek word "Avah" meaning lo desire for oneself. In fad, there are ninny Greek ov Animie words used for covet in the Bible, all having a little different meaning. St. Paul in the Fk'st Corinthians, 12lh Chapter, .-.1st Verso uses the word covet to mean entirely different from what is generally used. The SI. James version quotes St. Paul as saying "But covet earnestly the best gifts," while Moffalt does not. even use the' word covet but. .says "Set your hearts on the higher talents." Weympulh has St.. Paul as Baying, "But ever seek lo excel In greater gifts." When Jesus used (.lie word he used Greek or Aramaic "plean-, exia" meaning the wish to have more. But when that is read into His use of the word covetousnesK It certainly means dishonest gain because it associates covetousnoss with evil thoughts, adulterous-, ness, fornications, murders, thefts,' wickedness, deceit, an evil c.ye.^ pride, foolishness, "All that", He : says, "comes out. of the heart of man." They are not God's product. He expresses certainly the same meaning in Luke when He saic^ "Take heed and beware of covetousness for a man's life comes not in the things which he possesses." 1 Webster gives a couple o£ definitions which arc more or less contradictory. "The desire for 1he possession of". It quotes St. Paul, "Covet earnestly the best gifts." The second defhutiou of covet is "to long inordinately for (.something that is another's)." Certainly as used in the Commandments in Exodus and Deuteronomy and as Jesus used it the word means to desire to get .some-! thing without giving equal value. for it in an involuntary way. And covet does not necessarily! mean (Hut. one wants lo get some-.! thing exclusively for his own use. He is coveting something if he wants to get something to give it away lo someone else. : ' it is this coveting, the' righPTo ""draft soldiers, the right to make special privilege laws, IliB right to lax people without their consent, that le;uis to a despotic tyrannical government with one depression after another, with one strike after another, with one war after another and a lower moral and material standard of living. Coveting the right to make others pay for one's idea of education is one of the most harmful forms of coveting. It is the incubator that causes these other forms of coveting to grow. Truly coveting is' our primary; sin. It is growing on the Ameri-; can people. YES, BUTVOULL Td TAKE V" tOQKIE WITH VOU ) AW, GEE, WMV DO I MAVE TO LUG MV LITTL.6.'" WitM ME t GO ? I'M AN ice CONE tME '.? HIGH \ DON'T HAGGLE. ) -AND THE DEER X I LOVE ni PRICE/ WH* NW JI GOT ONE < AND THE ANTELOPE } MUSTACHE. NOT TAKE LESS? / PRICE. 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