Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on June 12, 1947 · Page 14
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Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas · Page 14

Pampa, Texas
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Thursday, June 12, 1947
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. most consistent newspaper fejcgpt Saturaay by Th« Pnmpa News, 321 W. Foster Ave Phone 866. All departments. MRMBER OP THE ASSO(Fall Leased Wire). The Associated Press is entitled ex- use ' or rcpubHcatlon of nil the lorn! news printed In this Well as all AP news dlppatches. Kntcred ns second class Post office at Fampa. Texas, under the Act of March 3rd, 1878 . *. .SUBSCRIPTION RATES ln P*»pa Z6c per week. Paid In advance (at office) $3,00 per P. 0 *•** sl * months. $12.00 per year. Price per single copy I orders accepted In localities served by carrier delivery. 'tWAS HIM! Dui'ihg the declining 1 days of the Boss Tweed regime newspaper- readers were chuckling over an editorial car- tObft depicting Tweed and his henchmen standing in a huge circle, shoulder to shoulder. They were being asked which was guilty of crookedness, fraud and dishonesty. Each of the men was pointing to the next one to him and all of them answered in one voice: "'twas him!" Mftth a few modifications, that cartoon would be appro- 4 pripite today. Instead of accusing them of fraud in office, \yriich of them is guilty of seeking class legislation. ' The answer would be the same: "Twas him!" The strange thing about class legislation is its resemblance to our old friend Anyface. It is all things to all men. To those seeking it, it's "for the general welfare." Always. It is excused on the same grounds we plugged through some of the early New Deal legislation where "pump priming" was the answer to everything—subsidies, plowing under, inflating currency, paying bonuses for work not performed and goods not produced. Every pressure group has the same cry: "Our boys must prosper or the whole economy will bfc sick." On that basis the federal and state, treasury is an immense slush fund. The only rule is to get there fustest with the niostest and carry away the spoils before some other bunch makes off with the loot. It is difficult to name a group which is not subsidised by the government. .Some get outright, grants of money, others arc given grants in lower and special privilege-. Immigration laws, tariffs, subsidies, graduated income tax rates—all of these are outright subsidization of particular groups. And for each of these subsidies, another group and perhaps the general welfare is penalized. Even pressure groups are scandalized when they find out,they are paying out good money to subsidize another group. The farmers arc indignant when they subsidize manufacturers—which, of course, they do—and the businessmen object to subsidizing agriculture, which they do. Newspapers are subsidized by both groups because of the second class mailing permit system. The lazy and shiftless are subsidized by the industrious. The successful are subsidizing the unsuccessful. The remarkable thing about legislation is that we all oppose it. We all believe it to be wrong. Who, then, is guilty of promulgating the whole thing? Simple. '"Twas him!" WASHINGTON By UAY TUCKER FUEL—President Truman stepped Into the middle of a blazing ccoomic and political controversy involving coal, oil, gas and railroad .interests when he warned of the depletion of our natural resources, especially fuels, in his recent Kansas City address. In fact, he poured all varieties oi iuel on the fire, which has stirred middle west and northeast, when he highlighted sporadic shortages of petroleum today. Oddly enough. he gave comfort to his old enemy, John L. Lewis who wants no competitive product to narrow the markets for anthracite and bituminous. CONFLICT—Ralph K. Davies, wartime fuel czar under Harold L. Ickes, sharpened the conflict with the somewhat cansual but premonitory suggestion that the United States might have to return to a system of oil-ond-gas rationing on ,the eve of what promises to be the greatest, see-America, vacation summer in history. The battle has human interest because it arrays two powerful oil men and politicians against each other. They are Senator E. If. Moore, Oklahoma Republican, and ex-Go-'- ornor Robert S. Kerr of that state, Democratic National Committenman and 1944 convention keynoter. Mr. Ken- is expected to oppose bc-nator Moorp in next fall's elections, and one of the backstage charges against the former Governor is that he aims to control the Federal Power Commission for personal anc! political reasons. He seems to exert considerable influence with President Truman and National Chairman Robert B. Hannegan. PPC--Senator Moore and Repre- .••pntative Ross Rixley, another Olcla- homan and a member of the influential Rules Committee, have readied measures designed to redefine and clip the authority of the Federal Power Commission. They charge that this agency is exceeding its power by seeking to determine, questions involving the production and the 'end use" of oil and natural gas. The Moore-Rixley faction want a completely free market at both ends of the oil-natural gas line. They insist that the FPC enjoys no Jurisdiction over production meth- 1 ods or quotas, or how these products shall be used by .consumers. Grade Reports By GRAC'-IE ALLEN Golly, i see that a man in Switzerland stuck skewers through his .vital organs and then ran happily around in frort of a group of doctors to show that lie wasn't hurt a oit!. He explained .hat he could turn himself into a hu- •nan shlsh kebab without any da- nage because he rlidn't really exist. Wouldn't it be wonderful if we :ould all learn Grade. this trick of not existing! Think liow handy it would be when income tax payments are due and we could tell the collector that we were only optical illusions. Or we could stop existing when unexpected callers drop in at night and catch us in c»n- sathrobes or when mothers with nomely children ask us what we think of the little darlings. Well, it proves the human race Is getting tougher all the time. Alter years spent fighting with landlords and butchers, there's no reason why a few puny skewers should jothrr us! Many municipalities and home owners have testified before several Congressional Committees that they want these cheaper fuels, if only as a safeguard against periodic coal •strikes called by fhr- United Mint? Workers boss. 'OHTPONK—The mil road;;, which it/tain rich revenue from hauling 'I'tmsylvanifi, Kentucky and West Virginia coal, have .joined with Mr. jBWis in urging the FPC and Congress to check the advance of these loinjirtitivc fuels. PPC Chiiinnnii Nelson Lrc .Smith. New Hampshire New lias sl'etl the Senate Interstate and oreign Commerce Committee, on vhich Senator Moore swings a big tick, to postpone any legislation intil Iiis agency has completed its nvcsttRalkm of the natural gas nduxti-y. He is strongly opposed o the Moorc-Ri.xley measures. URGED—The legislative struggle is inly part of (lie current showdown among the groups which 'heat our ionics, propel our automobiles and •Un our factories. It is involved with 'er.sidcnt Truman's appointment of Burton N. Bchling as vice chair- nan of the Federal Power Com- nission. On a recent trip to Washington. Mr. Kerr urged senatorial friends ii Capitol Hill—and he is a popular, political figure—to vote for con- irmntion "in order to insure a ontinued liberal administration of PPC." He urged that the commission vould bi- in able hands with the nembership of Chairman Smith. Vice-Chnirman Bchling and Har- ngton Wimberly. BLOCK—It so happens that Mr. iVlmberly is also a Ken- man. He vas Democratic State Chairman of Oklahoma during Mr. Kerr's gubcr- latorial regime, and obtained his | .iresent >post through the former Governor's support. G.O.P.-crs don't relish the idea f such a powerful Democrat dom- nating an agency whose policies nay affect the politics of the great, il-producing states. That is why Key have set out to block con- irmation of Mr. Behling and to unit the authority of the commis- ion itself. STRATEGIC — Incidentally, the Behling nomination has precipitated an intra-parly scrap among the Republicans. The appointment was mistakenly referred to the Senate Public Works Committee for consideration, instead of to the Interstate and For- tign Commerce Committee. As a member of the latter body. Senator Moore would be in a more strategic position to block favorable action. Head of the Public Works group is Senator Chapman Revercomb of West Virginia. Two other Republicans from coal- mining areas serve on the Revercomb Committee, while there is only one lone Democrat from a John L. Lewis state—Francis J. Myers of Pennsylvania—on Mr. Moore's committee. Common firotmd By R. C. HOILES BALTIC UNDERGROUND By Upton Close Hungary is going the way of the Baltic states. Like the stubborn Letvians, Lithuanians and Esthon- Jans, and the Poles, the Hungarians have resisted every step in the Communist invasion of their country. Also like the Baits nnd Poles, the Hungarians are largely Christian. predominantly Catholic — wihch is sufficient reason for the dogged determination of the Soviet haters to destroy them. With the prinicpal members of Premier Nagy's cabinet runnning for safety across the western border and'the Small Holder's Party virtually smashed, the Red army and spcret police will now proceed !to take control of police establishments throughout the Hungary. The usual pattern will be to charge- non-Communist peace officers with any soit of crime, and ship them to slave labor camps. They will Ije replaced by indoctrinated Collaborationists largely under Soviets wearing Hungarian uniforms. Likewise the Hungarian army will be taken over, its officers liquidated and replaced by Reds, including Soviet citizens; the soldeir personnel will progressively be indoctrinated or replaced by partisans. As these jobs are accomplished the factories and merchandise establishments will be taken over. Banks already have been placed under a Red iStar. Prominent -'bourgeois" property holders and civic leaders will be removed from the scene. At least, this was the pattern of develppjepient in the Baltic states and Poland, anc! to some extent in other "liberated" areas. Ban/1 Outwit Invaders The rural areas of Hungary- may be expected to fare better than the cities. Russia is in desperate need of food, the only regime doubtless will disturb the peasants no more than is necessary for control of crops and property. Taking advantage of tills situation, the 'peasants no doubt will organize resistance groups. This IK precisely what happened in the three Balt.ic .states. The cities have lost tens of thousands of families to slave labor camps in Siberia, their homes now occupied largely by transplanted Asiatics, %sho in some instances even adopt, the names of the departing Baltic families. It Is iiot. generally known in Africa today that the Baits have a highly organized underground which is so successful in harassing the occupying Communist forces that -they make it unsafe for Soviet agent. 1 ; in rural areas except when heavily guarded. Lithuanian language newspapers in the United States frequently publish communi- ques from this battlefront. Bands operate from forests and remote areas. Tlwy arm themselves by wrecking and looting Bed ammunition and provision trains. When a punitive expedition starts out after them, the warning travels swiftly—often by radio but sometimes by the ancient grapevine, because the countryside is about 99 point 44 percent cooperative. Good intelligence enables the resistors to muster superior forces, or else U> disband and hide. Sometimes the Reris are completely annihilated. Captured equipment is hoarded for the next clash. May Be IJtiuitlalccI Not. long ago three Soviet planes bombed and under ground rende/i- vbus,'then dropped 180 paratroopers. About half the invaders were dispatched before landing and only a iismdful' of the others escaped. Polish bunds currently have decided to go back to their' homes and develop other types of resistance— because the odds arc great and ro- si.stance may be nccssary lor years to come. All these little countries have memories or traditions of long periods of resistance to invaders. Some Lithuanians lolcl me the other night how-their ancestors out wit- led Russian Tsars for 120 years, e\en winning a measure of freedom and self government in 1905 after dictators had tried to stamp out their language and culture. This time, however, theiv people may not be so successful. If harvests are bountiful during the next two or three years and the Soviets will their granaries, they have then physically annihiale the resisting elements of population as they wiped off the map of southern Russia two ye'-iir. ago (.he German-Volga province and a .small Armenian province whoso peoples showed too much spirit. (Copyright, 1947) Pensions, LaoOr Unions, Progressive Taxation Bring , On Fiat Money It is foolish lo try to resist higher pi-ices and fiat money. Fiat money and high prices are the inevitable result of people believing in pensions? labor unions, progressive taxation, minimum wages etc. Fiat money is the necessary sequence of these acts. Money is a measure ot the law of nclion and reaction. When people believe that an employer or the government: can pension men and pay men when they are not producing anything, the employer does not even know his cost. The government cannot, then tax people in proportion to the cost of the service rendered. And when people believe that Wages can be raised by labor monopolies limiting production, the only protection those people outside of labor unions and who are being robbed have is to give these labor union workers money that does not buy as much. And when people believe that ench and every individual need not pay (o (lie cost of the support, of the government in proportion ns he uses tho government. — that is in proportion as ho has properly protected— jmrl that Hie rich will pay the bills for I lie masses, then it is only » question of time until we get fiat money. Then it is only a question (if time until Ilin government fvmnot. pny its bills, until the government. raniKil. either tax (•noiiRh or borrow enough money to mod, its obligations, then It begins to print bonds or directly print fiat money or to change the gold content of the dollar in order to get money to .spenrl. And wn Jwve h;id .;il) of Ihess filings— pensions nncl labor unions and minimum wage:' find progressive taxation which are bound to bring on fiat or counterfeit monny. Yet we arc trying lo slop by artificial Inws price increases in this flat money. This fiat money costs very little to produce. It is n.s easy for the government lo print y one thousand dollar bond ns it. is' to print, a one hundred dollar bond. It takes no more labor or paper. It. is just a.s easy for the government to print a one thousand dollar bill as it is lo print a one dollar bill and oC course when "money'' can be created so easily, it. will bo created instead of real' wealth so long as it can be traded for^ real weniih with loss energy to produce I he money than the wealth. Yes, pensions, social .security, minimum wage.s, labor unions progressive taxation are the incubators, the seeds that aro bound to grow into money Hint will buy less and less and less and less as time coo.s on. 'Mow How, Hecate' Is Premiered ai Dallas DALLAS —(/P>— "Ho\v Now. Hecate." a play by Martyn Coloman, \vas well received in its world premiere here last night. The play was the second production in the summer repertory season oi' theatre '47 and was directed by Margo Jones. The numerous production deals with the predicament of an author who writes about the ignorance of superstition and who finds, to his consternation, that witchcraft really works. The all-New York cast included Geoffrey Lumb,, who played the author; Marga Ann Deijjhton. who experimented quite successfully with sorcery; Carol Goodlier; Raymond van Sickle and Betty Greene Little. Coleman, a native of England, has been working recently in Hollywood nncl New York. "Mow Now. HQcate," is his second play. HOT TIME BLUEPIELD, W. Va— <^P) Pretty girls In shorts will ladle out free lemonade to' all coiners today, keeping the Chamber of Commerce's bargain to do so whenever the temperature goes above 90 The mercury hit 92 yesterday in this self-styled air conditioned city, but the C. of C. couldn't get enough sugar then. It's the third time the chamber has paid off -since the offer was first made 13 years ago. Japan must never again be placed in a position to assault peaceful nations of the world, but neither must she lay like a dead weight across the. channels of economic production and exchange, — Secretary of Commerce Harrimun. QUiCKIES Bylenleynoids ^i^X^P^; <^C^ "It said 'a good place to hang your hat" •— I thought the News Want Ail meant a house for sale!" BAB5 BRIGHTENS UP WITH BUTTONS! By Al Drover CHEER UP, BABS ASK YOUR MOM TO SET KELL066 PEP. THERE'S A IN PACKAGE i GEE/ CAN I GET BUTTONS LIKE FAT STUP6 DAISV) AND /^ SURE/ f WE'LL TRADE / DUPLICATES I WI.TH EACH ^ OTHER! ^**^ ii •. . WHAT A GRAND FOOD P£f IS i NUTRITION THAN WHOLE WHEAT— WITH THE DAY'S NEED OF SUNSHINE VITAMIN D IN A ONE-OUNCE DELISH. 1 AND THESE BUTTONS ARE SWELL! i ems! COLLECTING COMIC BUTTONS! PNE AS A PRI7E IN EVERY WCM6E W *a®pepi 16 FAVORITES FgO*» THg FUNNIES.' M» WINKLE DEHHYBimni MNTUHOSSOII SUIT USIM® -AH LOVES vo' TIUFF rHELP YO'-EVEM THOUGM IT MEANS A LONELY OLt> AGE , ' ME- WlFOUT YO; LI'L NO TAL WAI,Kr. r WE. GOTTA TAKE. HUNTING -TANTALIZIN'GAL/T-AH KNOW WHUT YO'SEES IN BUT, EF YO" LOVES HER 'NUFF T'GIT CHICAGO UTTLE PAV. Tf AH HEERD TH' NEWS/?'—YO GOMNA LEAVE ME, FO 1 THAT BEAUTIFUL, LUS CIOUS, JUICY — LAND OF THE ILLINOIS, MY WARRIOR-AND G&T CHICAGO FOR MY FATHER .MUSTACHE. THEN, I •j&f-^ . L BELONG TD YOU-AND WE . ,, ., ... MAKE BEAU- s*\ VrelVjIFUL INUUN / S-V? ' JX MUSIC S fW-?. \**Wmw^ TOGETHER/Tj AWAY ALL. THOSE CHICAGOS.f glMCE IT WNS V HMW', THE PNNTED. 25 HEARS / CHILD WHO lT WISHT BE $LHTB S VOU'D LIKE TO SEE THE ORIGINAL PAINTING OF THE BfrBV. WUMS MAN PUBLIC TO K.NOW & HAPPENED TO THE MOPEL SINCE THEM) POSED FOR. IT WOULD BE ABOUT TWENTV-flUE OR SIH ><EAES ASO-XPARE \V& BEEN feEPRO- MORE 01CTUKE IN THE BEST PUBUCTV STUNT K.BINSL CAN'T WB I NO. OC70UA«wmi-w- •! DO ANY- ( OUT JUICE WE'RE / ^' THING TO V HELPLESS: x--~^>« i HELP POOR ALLEY? AVs/RlSHT, YUH FOUK- L&SS6D PHONY, I'LL MEET YOU MORE'N THREE HALVES OP TH' WAY.' , VOU« HIGHNESS. UON SEEMS TO HOLD NO TERROR'S FOR THE Ji*\? '(7* ••-•^- ;iS *^^-5i<-~ BE CAREFUL/ IF RYPER OUT WE'RE DOPlrt 1 HIS HORSE, AY S'TAMDIsi' A-5 \ RANCHER 1 LL AMD I AIN5T GOMNATAKE ' CHANCES' OK THAI •DOLLAR DOPED 1b/AM<e 'Ert WIN RACES, POLLAR ? WORK IT. 'LL CATCH US OS) VOHErA Trie STUFF---AFTER. A FEW. KOL)f2S,DRUS uoer INSTEAD OF OPlVVD! NO! EftT CARROT! ! IT S IT? GOOD THE TIME LIMIT STANDS, AMD 1 DON'T WANT TO HEAR ANOTHER. WORD f"'MINUTES/ Aijour TeiepHoNES / J tr& LIKE HAV.„„ h46 LOCKJAW// *fc SUPPOSE,vou WERE ESKIMO OE. HOrrfNTOT KIDS f. WHAT WOULD YOU DO THEN? ESKIMOS? 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