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,*!•* Texas' Most Consistent Newspaper except Saturday by The ("ampa News, 822 W. Foster Ave., W8-AH departments. MEMBER OF THK ASSOCIATED PRESS (Full .) TJie Attocfated PITHS is exclusively entitled to the use for publication i dispatctiet eredlted to it or other wise credited to this paper and also the S Whllshed herein. Knterpd ns second clans matter at the pout office at JTfttai, Oflte the act of March 3rd, 1879. ! *' STTUSCRIPTION RATES CARftrEft fn Patnpn 25c per week, $1.00 per morth. Paid In advance, $3.00 »' S ttenthfl, 18.60 per six months. $12.00 per year. Prii'- per single copy 5 cents. > frtStt orders accepted in localitlen Berved by carrier delivery. |?dM©ftftdW'$ RESULTS—TODAY'S DECISIONS '•&' If there ore those among us who had been content to be- ^ilieVe that everything was aright with the world and that we ( |ViQd nothing at all to worry about from here on to heaven •knows when, they have but to look at the' words ssnt yesterday » by DeWitt MacKenzie, AP world traveler and writer, from Ber , lih, the erstwhile captial of naziism and home of the forme '"Kaiser. * Rewrote, at the close of an article in which he described th 'destruction of Berlin: "You'd think that the Germans would be about fed up with War and dictators. But, thus far, I have found nothing to sup port the idea that there has been any fundamental change in the mentality of these people. ''They most certainly must be kept under military contro for a generation or more, while they are re-educated in the ''ways of peace." .-... It might help convince the reader a bit if we pointed ou that MacKenzie has spent more than a quarter-century brush . .ing elbows with the peoples of the world, and that he "fel ','ithe pulse" of the people in Berlin back in 1938 when Hitle ••began to defy the world in his Boanerges blatherings. This report on the attitude of these people is a warning t< ,,US of America. We are free, relatively speaking, and we are therefore, responsible to ourselves and our posterity to the ex : ient that we should know where we are going as a nation There is a deluge of talk about getting out of Germany ana T Japan. It is possible that we should, but from where we si .j.we don't think it is possible to get out—to permit the politico ndiehards to collect oil the remnants of their fallen empires o ''regimentation and try again a few years from now to subjugah 'free people. v Perhaps there are cases of injustices in bringing the mer '••home, but our argument that there still is reason to keep or ^army in these countries does not condone the cases of injus ' tice. There is no significant relation, we believe, between the fact that some men are unjustly kept from home, and the fac that we need to ensure that our children and their children won't have to march off to war for some fault which we today could correct. Vyith the benefits of hindsight, we can see where we madi a number of mistakes following the other war and immediate!' •prijjr--to this last one. Today the full substance of our experi ,'jence should be mustered, and we should take note of thing Which such men as MacKenzie tell us. Common Ground By R. C. HOILES , "The cordwiaZ principle of our national life is that God gives ev- ( .en/ man the'seiise to manage his affairs." —Wendell Phillips, i Where Are The Books? ,, Kvvas very much interested in a' letter I received recently from Ros^. Wilder Lane as to her diffW Clilfy_'in finding books on social,' political and economic subjects •worth reviewing. She is -reviewing books for the National Economic Council, Inc., of New York. : She writes: ; '"In thinking about it I am appalled by the scarcity of pos- •ible books. It seems that books we want have not been written' yet. I cannot find a single one .that stands scrutiny: Do you know of one? I'l thought of, course of all the •tandard names. Jefferson boxed the* compass; anything can be proved by him, and he was a 'Statist In education. Herbert Spencer, Mill et all, fell for the 'Common good' fallacy. Thoreau seems vague, wishwashy, and antiquated now. Paine was so timely that I don't know what to do about him, for a generation totally ignorant of history. I reread Nock's OUR ENEMY, THE 'STATE, which seemed to me moderately sound (except for his be' Ing a Henry Georgeite) when I fij'at read it; he was totally in- acpable of REASON and swallow$d, the socialist basis whole! Bastiat seems the solitary sound "thinker. The fact seems to be thai nobody, ever, REALLY believed tbafr freedom, can actually work except Bastiat. I think she errs in her state- m?nt that nobody but Bastiat ever Mally believed that freedom can ^actually work. I think that is 'exactly what Jesus Christ be- jlieved. J quote further what Rose Wilder Lane has to say in her Economic Council Review of Books on the difficulty of getting books and getting people to understand that real freedom is an act of revolution: "Perhaps the most dangerous fallacy in the general insanity f>' these times is the belief held by Americans — of ail people! — that socialism (communism, fascism, jjewdeahsm) is revolutionary. "This subversion of fact is literally staggering; it stuns the mind, IJJke ft blow on the skull. It rentiers jfHpvw'c because it reduces the aleuesgary worus to nonsense. Notti- jfrg but irrational babbling can fpi$,e from accepting as progres- gfve, liberal, revolutionary, a {^petition today of the identical 'decrees of Napoleon, Diocletian, ^^' fharaohs of Egypt, and irins of ancient Sparta. Noth- T , confusion can be in the of men who, while they try f.'opjpofe t h i i, retuin to old ' y ftnd pie-Chmtian bai- gupppse that they are con- find reactionaries. 1 probable that few readers 1 "Review (the Economic —* «- w O f Books) have thought, 'I am a ..' Piea>umably, . ypu call Reds live,' and your(since I not a liar) If I am on. 1C I 'Preto COUT ear Nalion's Press WASHINGTON BARS RELIEF ANYWHERE IN GERMANY (The Christian Century) Although personal representations were made by Bishop G. Bromley Oxnam, President Franklin C. Fry and Dr. Roswell P. Barnes to "the highest authority" in Washington, the ban on sending relief supplies, papers or even mail to the American zone oC occupation in Germany still holds. But ..that is not,, the full measure of the administration's savagery. This same "highest, authority" has refused (o allow the Nalional Lutheran Council to send relief supplies into the British zone even when the British authorities have said they would welcome the distribution of such goods, clothing and medical supplies. Both Sweden and Denmark are sending relief supplies into this zone with the full approval of the British authorities. Great Britain, which is still strictly rationed, is sending some food from her own depleted stock. She would be glad to have assistance in keeping up the physical condition of the people in her care. On December 28 Lt. Col. David K. Wolfe- Murray of the British Army of the Rhine authorized the National Lutheran Council of this country to ship supplies to the official relief organization of the Evangelical Church in Germany in the British zone. He not only promised transportation from Hanover, the designated port of entry, to Bielefeld, the headquarters of the relief organization, or to other centers of distribution, but. also offered warehouse facilities if they were needed. In spite of the fact that the American churches' appeal was backed by the offer of our ally to welcome the entry of relief supplies into her zone and to facilitate their transportation and handling by the approved church distributor, it was turned down in Washington. The President's War Relief Control Board found something irregular in the proposal to send relief into the British zone when none is allowed to go into our own. Looking around for legal excuses for an action which it was determined to take on other grounds, the board held that sending of such gifts might come under the Trading with the Enemy Act! It would therefore have to receive the approval of all sorts of war agencies—enough, in fact, to make sure that no supplies will leave until it is too late. A GENERAL'S HORSES SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 26—(/P)— A couple of army cavalrymen cornered Gen. Joseph W. Stilwell at the USO here and got to talking about horses. "Say, geperal," one asked, "did you have any horses over in the China-Burrna-India theater?" "Yes," replied the general with a sly smile, "and mighty tasty they were." •••l>*lfi today, is the established Law enforced only to protect equally and impartially every person's human rights of life, liberty, ownership of property, both from lawless men and from arbitrary, personal, and discriminatory uses of the State's police force? "Where is, or ever has been, 'free enterprise'—an actually free economy unhindered and unrestricted by police force; an unfettered competitive capitalism operating in a free market? "Where has there existed a society of free men, protected by Law, unrestrained, unrestricted, not stopped in any Harmless and useful activity? Where, and FIGHT—House-senate republicans nre staging a fight against another important Truman nomination that may yet produce sensational disclosures in the wartime construction of our vast merchant marine fleet. They have temporarily blocked the appointment of Rear Admiral E. W. Mills as chairman of the Maritime Commission. Under the law this agency is required to be maintained as a bipartisan organization—three democrats and two republicans, or viOe versa. When Admiral Emory S. Land, former chairman, and Admiral Howard of the Fauley-Vardaman-Allen nom- , W. Vickery quit the first of the year, three democrats remained. By RAY TUCKER PROMISES — Democratic National Chairman Robert E. Hannegan has told friends that he Is not in the least worried over the prospects of a victory in the 1048 Presidential election, whether President Truman runs or not. It is understood that the chief executive shares that sentiment, and thai, his own Einaly- sis of political futurities if the in- upiration for his campaign man- observations. It is the" Tnimnn-HanncRnn bc- lii'f that their present difficulties— tho IckM, resignation, the stench inations, the strikes, the unpleasantness with Russia in every dangerous world spot—will be compeltely dwarfed by the unprecedented prosperity which the American people will be unjoying two years hence. The democratic re-election slogan in 1948, no matter who the candidate, will bear a strange resemblance to Herbert Hoover's 1928 cry oi "two chickens in every pot" and "two cars in every garage." Only difference will be that circumstances alone may enable them to make good on such golden promises. WAITING—The democrats rely on two fundamental economic factors for future sue Jesses at the polls— the unprecedented potentialities of industry as demonstrated during the war and. despite strikes, since V-J day. And they have laid plans to insure plenty of money in the land should the existing supply run short. It is estimated that total savings of all kinds—bank deposits, checking accounts, money in circulation, federal and private securities—amounts to approximately $175.000 000,000. ' ' That sum is three times as great, as the total at the start of the war in September 1939, and the increase is the greatest for any comparable period in our history. A large percentage of this hoarded money is merely awaiting the moment when t can go to market. EXPENDITURES — Within the next two years—or before the 19*3 presidential election—the government will pour at least twenty-five aillion into the financial stream. These funds will consist of proposed expenditures for the Wyatt housing program, the flood control and river-ancl-harbor program, national defense, veterans' payments etc. Principal problem now is to turn out sufficient goods to satisfy this moneyed market. White House poli- ;ico-economists believe, now tha.t .he mu.ior strikes seem on their way to settlement, that new levels of peacetime production can be attained by November of this year. Their new wage-price schedule is designed to "hold the line" against a scarcity inflation until that moment arrives. By that time they ex- ject to have achieved a balance be- • In Holly woo3 i' ' ' ' £•€ r. I'* • By KEA HOLLYWOOD. WlsAi — Someone was congratulating 'Hire" Arden On being the dark horse In the Academy Award supporting role rare for her performance Irt ; "Mildred Pierce." "Look," pouted Eve, "when I wear a new gown, they call me a clothes horse. When t give a good performance, they call me a dark horse. Why don't they simply put blinkers on me and enter me at Santa Anita?!' * * » • Lillian Fontaine, mother of Joan Fontaine and Olivia tie Havillnnd, will play the role of Pa'ulette Goddard's mother in "Suddenly It's S.irinR." Lillian has never played the mother of her own daughters because Hollywood says she isn't the type. . . . Peggy Cummins, the trollop with the wallop in "Forever Amber," will be seen on the screen soon In a British film, "English Without Tears." She appeared In the picture while starring in the MACKENZIE S HO. London Miss." stage version of "Junior Sight of the week: Betty Grable In a white nylon nightgown for a scene in "The Shocking Miss Pilgrim." We knew that OPA ruline making nightgowns non-essential would never work in Holywood. . . . Jack Kirkwood's latest candidate in the screwy song title derbv: "She Called Him Silly Billy but She Loved Him Willy Nilly." BOYER SEEKS PLAY Charles Boyer is casting around for a stage play to take him back to Broadway. Twentieth Century-Fox will use the "same semi- documentarv anproach in filming "32 Rue Madelielne" as it did in "The House on 92nd Street." It will be the story of the Office of Strategic Services and its agents behind enemy lines. Reginald Gard- Both Land and Vickery were republicans, and their vacancies must be filled by men of that party. ' Admiral Land, however, who still hopes to keep his hand on the agency's rudder, persuaded President Truman i,o nominate Admiral Mills, a protege, to one of the positions. The admiral happens to be an Arkansas democrat. Meanwhile, the efforts or certain naval men to foce the removal of Commissioner John W. Carmody, thus providing a vacant democratic seat, failed. He is regarded as an extremely able member of the body. CONTROL—When a resolution wiis introduced in the house permitting Admiral Mills to retain his naval status during his service on Maritime, Hepresentativc W. Sterling Cole of. New York added an amendment that passed by an overwhelming majority. It provided that the exemption to Mills would not apply unless President Truman preserved the bipartisan character of the board. It is the songressional suspicion that the naval clique seeks to retain Tne mavor of Malibu Beacn> Bri . ner is climbing up the royal ladder. In "The Dolly Sisters" he. played an English tiuke. Tn "Forever Amber" he'll be a king. * * * Sydney Greenstreot toils us: "My work in front of the camera is easy compared to the labor pains I go through while developing a characterization. I mull over the character of the man I'm to portray and ex- iplore every reason behind his actions in the scrint. I finallv feel myself assuming his personality." I wonder how many Hollywood stars feel that Way about their roles? Not many, we'll wager. FEWER BALDIES Reason you see so few bald-headed men in the movies is that the studios just can't afford them. Before the war the price of shaved heads was $300, most actors figuring it would take a month to grow sufficient hair to get another role. Now it's up to $500. Buddhist priests in "Anna and the King of Siam" all wear specially fitted rubber cans molded to their scalps to resemble bald heads. ; Lionel Hampton, the East Los Angeles kid who became a top band leader, is donig all right. His latest contract calls for $15,000 per.^yeek. . , Hollywood cameras will film th atomic bomb tests which the nav will stage next summer in the Soutl That will be "a pay-off seen to end all pay-off scenes. Al» a close control of Maritime during the liquidation of the vast fleet built during the war. The M. C.s think that it should now pass under civilian rule. Incidentally, numerous charges of extravagance, favoritism and waste on the commission's part are now under investigation by Comptroller General Lindsay C. Warren, Senator George O. Aiken of Vermont and the house Maritime commission. tween production and jower. purchasing Then, according to the Truman- Hannegan prophets, "We will go to own." SECRET— President Truman's principal reason for naming Commodore J. K. Vardaman, former shoe manufacturer and now .White House naval attache, to the federal reserve board is his desire to know what goes on behind ;.he doors of this financial and monetary agency. Governor Mairiner S. Eccles operated it as a sort of secret society all through the Roosevelt administrations. Despite his alleged lack of qualifications, the man from St. Louis will be welcomed by Governor Eccles. He thinks that he can keep in touch with what goes on in the White House through Commodore Vardaman! The electron misroscope enables magnifications 50 times greater than those possible with the optic microscope. an Donlevy, is goin? into the seafood business. He's building a new Malibu restaurant. John Howard, back from the navy, is going places with Joan Leslie. They were a twosome at Tom Breneman's. OFFICE CAT An old man recently fell for a fountain of youth scheme. He was Instructed to take six pills, one each day. Instead he took all six pills at one time. His family had'dlfficulty In awakening him next morning;. Finally, he did partly awaken and say: "I'll get up, but I won't go to school." A Scotchman from the remote highland paid his first visit to London. On arriving at Euston, a voice immediately said; "Taxi, sir?"Donald shook his head. After exploring London our Scot friend went to Bristol. On emerging from the station, he heard the familiar hail: "Taxi, sir?" Scot (bawling at taxi driver)—No, thank ye! I said ''No" in London and 1 meant it. Now, atop following m« The population of all the Latin American countries combined is almost as large as that of the United States. > Peter Edson's Column: STEP RIGHT UP AND NAME YOUR POISON By PETER EDSON NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON. (NEA) — Virinia Congressman John W. Plan- I nagan's bill "to regulate poisons nd devices and for other purposes" ounds like a good idea if the "for ther purposes" just goes far nough. Shoulders to the wheel, nen, and shove. Just think what a nice place Washington would be if all the wison floating around here could e regulated—for any purpose. No nore Ickes vs. Pauley poison gas at- acks. No more grain neutral spirits dded to the Dies committee hang- vers. No more PEPC filibusters. No nore Pearl Harbor investigation. No nore isolationism. No more politics. o more— But wait. Mr. Plannagan doesn't eem to have these poisons particu- arly in mind. His bill, it says, is ust to regulate "economic poisons." All right, economic poisons. This own is so full of economic poisons 's a wonder there's any life left at 11. There are squads of people who et paid for going around spread- ng economic poison. Those \vho on't work for the government are ailed lobbyists. Thpse who do work or ihe government are celled .either ongre&smen or bureaucrats, They 11 pour eppnpmic poison into peo- les' ears by the bucketful, mic poisons abpuj; price 90jntrpj(, labor WU>p> &QUSin| tidies, full employment, loans to Britain and such stuff. SOME BUGS IN THIS BILL But shucks, Mr. Plannagan doesn't seem to be worried about those kinds of economic poison, either. In Sec. 2 of his bill, under "Definitions," it says, "The term 'economic poison' means any substance or mixture of substances intended for preventing, destroying, repelling, or mitigating any insects, rodents, fungi, and other forms of plant or animal life or viruses which the secretary shall declare to be a pest or intended for such use after mixing with a diluent or carrier." Well, even this has possibilities. There are many forms of insects, rodents and fungi around here which need mitigating badly. Anyone who knows Washington at all can make up his own list of the ten or the hundred outstanding insects of the year who need preventing, destroying and repelling. As for the various "other forms of plant or animal life or viruses which the secretary shall declare to be a pest," there are definite possibilities. Tripe. That's an animal pest. Spinach. That's a vegetable pest. NO, maybe spinach is a virus. B.ut what's a diluent? Ffobabjy lawyer dpub}e-tajfc fpr the saw} pr the juice-tiiey jUways pitf- in sjjtoajjfo clam brpth. They're .economic too. Get out yp«r TWO-LEGGED INSECTS GO UNCHALLENGED But the farther you read in this Flannagan bill, the less promising it becomes. Sub-paragraph (g), for instance, declares what is an insect. ''The term insect," it says, "means any of the numerous small invertebrate animals generally having the body more pr less pbviously segmented, for the most part belonging to the class insecta, comprising six- legged, usually winged forms . . . and to other allied classes of arthropods whose members.are wingless and usually have more than six legs." That's bad. If you have to have six or more legs to be repujated under this bill, it will exempt a lot of the two-legged insect pests prevalent in these parts, who also need a good dose of poison. YOU know who. How about some amendments to this bill, Mr. Congressman Flanagan, so as to broaden its scope and turn the sprays on some of the in- sec.t Institutions and federal bureau fungi that really need •fixing? Sub-paragraphs (q) png (r) of the bill get into the matter of grade labeling on ppisons. TMs. seems a bit inconsistent. Everybody seems to b.e against grade laveling on foods that $r^ii'fc poisQaflc" c T^ 11 * **«*»•« *<• ji Ifisr wbjeh says') YfBj-ta tett'jl! (ft . Germany, Feb. 36 —Your correspondent has fun into Relchmarshal Herman Goering here and is mighty glad to see him again. Because this time he is where he belongs—in the dock of the Allied court on the charges of crimes against humanity. Hitler's crown prince seems remarkably cheerful, especially for one who is sitting on death's front doorstep. He has lost little if any of the self-confidence he possessed when I saw him in action at Munich in 1938, as he and his chief were putting the finishing touches on their conspiracy against mankind. I was on the British front when the famous Baron Richthofen, lead er of the "Flying Circus" was shot 1 down in his crim-l son plane. He was Germany's greatest ace and a lot of folk wondered what would happen to the circus. They soon found out. For another .».,„.. loader came over »*«l" in a crimson plane—and that was young Goering. So Hitler's runnerup is making a fight of it In court. Of course he knows very well that his chances of escaping death are almost nil. It pleases his vanity to attract attention in a courtroom crowded with the nationals of many countries. Goering's penchant for theatricals has given a lot of folk the idea that he's just a buffon, but don't get that mistaken notion. He's smart and his organizing ability and driving force had much to do with putting thn reich on such a powerful war footing. Despite all the evil which Goering has done, he isn't the one to bo most feared among the nazi chieftains on trial. That distinction falls to Franz von Papen, who built Hitler up with the idea of double- crossing him and becoming fuehrer himself. He, too, is fighting vigorously for his life. So is Joachim von Rippentrop, one time foreign minister, who also is tricky but no match for Von Papen. So runs the list of defendants for whom German legal experts are exerting all their skill. Actually the German lawyers are subtly injecting an even more important issue into the trial, and that is to acquit the nation of any crimes for which the nazi chiefs might be convicted. The theme song of the defense is this paradoxical chant: These defendants aren't guilty, but if they are guilty, still the people of the reich were not partners in crime. However, there is no disposition to hang the blame on Hitler unless all other defense fails. The German lawyers have been building up their case on the allegation that Hitler was forced to go to war to defend the reich against aggression which they assert was being planned by England on the west and Russia in the east. WHAT, WHY AND HOW OF INCOME TAX EXPLAINED Edinburg Plans For New Airport EDINBURG, Feb. 26—(/P)—Chairman Gillespie. Baker of the Chamber of Commerce Airport committee announced that Edinburg is attempting to purchase 200. acres of land near the city for a commercial airport. He said that purchase of the land would probably be delayed for some time because it is held by many landowners in all parts of the United States. DEPENDS ON LOCATION An observer, looking north in the southern hemisphere, sees the sun across the heavens from right to left, while one looking south in the northern hemisphere sees the sun m6ve from, left to right. WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 —UPr— Late in 1945 congress made changes In the tax law for the benefit of war veterans and people still in the armed services. Here's how it stands: First—If you're an enlisted man or woman: Your military pay from Jan. 1, 1S41, through 1945 fa tax exempt. If you paid tax on military pay for any of those years, you'll get a refund. Ask the collector of internal revenue for it on Form 843. If, in any of those years, you received civilian Income of $500 or more, you have to file a return on it. Now—if you''re a commissioned officer, including a warrant officer: The first $1,500 of your military pay from Jan. 1, 1943, through 1945 is tax free. You don't have to file a return on military pay unless it was $2,000 or more because: The first $1,500 is tax exempt. Then you get the usual $500 exemption on the next $500 in military pay before being required to file. The following kinds of government pay to servicemen, veterans or their families is tax exempt and doesn't have to be reported. Rent and subsistence pay; federal mustering out pay and bonuses paid to discharged veterans by states; government contributions to family allowances; pensions; disability compensation; disability retirement pay for service-connected disability; benefits and living allowances given war veterans for education and training or vocational rehabilitation. If you must file, check further on the various items which servicemen can deduct or do not need to mention. A serviceman's wife should remember this: If her husband is not filing a 1945 return but she is she can claim him as an exemption. Remember this, too: All tax debts are wiped out for a person who died in active service after Dec. 1, 1941. If a family has paid taxes for a serviceman who died in active serv- ice since Dec. 1, 1941, It tftrt get a refund for the year ift which he died. Any serviceman or veteran -who owes taxes—on civilian Income before he went Into sertlce 6r on military pay received during serv-i ice—can pay in 12 equal quarterly installments beginning In most Cases six months after his discharge. In order to pay on the Installment plan, you have to write your collector of internal revenue asking permission to pay that Way. * Grade Reports By OHACtE ALLEN My goodness, I knew that Texas is our biggest state and that they do things in a big way down there, but I wasn't prepared for what a Texas newspaper publisher «tbld a group of reporters the otheir day. He said the housing shortage is as good as over, because they have a machine In Texas that lays two-bed- r o o m concrete houses just like a hen lays eggs. He didn't say whether the contraption cackled -,-.-«ien it laid a house, but if It does I'd rather not be around when It happens. ; . Gracious, can't you just picture yourself ordering a house like that from the man who runs the me- chanicnl hen? You'd probably say, "I'd like a nice house, please, sunny-side up, with the white, jiart panelled in knotty pine and southern exposure throughout the yolk." Fascinating age we live in, Isn't it? PICKED AS TIME BASE Greenwich Royal Observatory was founded in 1675 for the,, purpose of improving navigation. It soon became the lime base for England and some other countries, and, In 1884, representatives of 20 countries met in Washington to make it the base for the beginning of the astronomical day for the world. 1 Jumps 2 Get up •| British Judge i HORIZONTAL relative < 1 Pictured Eng- 51 Ship's record ' lish judge, 53 Granulate Lord Justice 54 Silkworm 55 Weird " 8 He represents 56 Lease i. Great Britain VERTICAL ; in the trials of ' the —— 13 Great Lake 14 Charged atom '15 Occurrence 16 River islands ;17 Land parcel '18 Depart 19 Sacred song ;21 Ring 23 Sheltered side 24 Elder '26 Railroad (ab.) 2? Revised version (ab.) 28 Negative word 29 Ocean , ' 31 Native i (suffix)' 32 Chants '• 35 Intersect i 37 Powerful explosive .38 Is (Latin) 41 British account money 42 Rupees (ab.) 43 Lauphter sound 44 Symbol for Aimwr Pr«*vloun' niton 10 Fervor 11 Reverses 36 Sun god 3 Members of a 12 Stows (nauU) 39 Her ' " Witenagemot 20 Animal 40 Of greater?, • 22 Exist . stature, '"' 25 Right (ab ) 41 Upon 30 Pungent 46 Rend - .'_ 31 Type of moth 47 Low sand hill. 32 Queer 48 Learning 33 Encourage 50 102 (Roman)' 34 Symbol for 52 Snare 4 Hurl anew 5 Nothing 6 Confine 7 Penetrates 8 Girl's nickname 9 Hail! nickel .45 Qualified ' 47 Glen ) 49 Female / They Cried •r jCopyright, 1946, NEA Service, Inc,- xxin never discussed that afternoon in which my Miss Jenny had gone off with Stephen Will£on. We waited and waited for Hebard's orders, which didn't come. He was more moody than ever but strangely enough 'he ceased tormenting Jenny, as he ordinarily did when in one of these morose spells. Stephen was still in this country.' He had been detached from his regiment and sent to Washington on some special work. I suppose that is how he knew about Hebard, or perhaps that was the reason for his going. He never told. All I know about the whole thing to.this day is that Stephen walked into the house in Boston that day in May and said wanted to see Hebard and he he would wait for him. Stephen had little to say and both Jenny and I were puzzled. When Hebard got home, he and Stephen were closeted together for a long time and when they came out, Stephen (rid all the talking. "Paclc your bag,. Jenny," he said. "You and Nana are going home with me tonight." I had begged my Miss Jenny to leave Hebard a hundred times and she had refused. But she looked from Stephen to Hebard and without another word cU<i as she had been told. Hebard made no protest. He simply sat there with his head in his hands. When we were veady to le&ve, Stephen My Miss Jenny went back and kissed him and that was the only time in my life that I felt sorry for Hebard Pharr, It was a hollow, lifeless kiss. * * • left Boston on the night train. The telegram from the Boston authorities reached Westbrook 15 minutes before we did. The newspapers pushed the war aside — after all we had been in it six weeks and it was an old story — to tell the country that while Hebard Pharr's wife was on the way to Westbrook with another man, he had shot himself. They fixed it up pretty. A gallant naval officer and the rich young wife who had deserted him. And tbgn Stephen's name was brought in. The newspapers ignored me, There was no room for a 40-year-old companion if the story was to be interesting. But I walked the floor with Jenny and I sat silently with Stephen. When the news broke that Hebard had killed himself with Stephen's revolver, we were all summoned back to Boston. ^Until the inquest was held, Stephen was in a very unenviable position, We were on the front pages for 10 days with Stephen first being suspected ot murder and then held as a material witness. The coroner's jury, afjer hearing Jenny's and my testimony that Hebard was alive when we left and Stephen was with us, brought in a verdict o,Jt . \>-* s*. I 1 i \ ' f ' M't . $& -i' .. .„...' ,>fe.'AiJ..,.' ,....... ';.'('-. *' .'.,_ .<4iUl^M?rkS«i suicide, but there Still were laid his service re,vplver on, But she looked at me very calmly' and said, "Don't be alarmed, Nana. It isn't Hebard's child. It's Stephen's." \ * *• * ! gUT we were on the front pages of the newspapers again in another month; for Hebard Pharr had betrayed his country. -To this day I don't know how, Stephen Willson knew it. Hebard wasn't in it alone; there were others in high places. His reason for sui,- cide was apparent io the world. He had avoided a fd?mal trial, but not my Miss Jenny nor Stephen WUlson, They had stood triaj, In every newspaper in the country, We went to Jenny's aunt 4 New Hampshire then and came back to Boston for Fletch's birth- Jenny and Stephen Willson married on the 8th of April,' New Yprk until FJetch wqa 7 Betsy 2. Then Joel Sttte S V T , and they came back to Westbrpok and bought Cliff's Edge y- bropk had. forgotten all that gone before and sometimes J my Miss Jepny and Mr. } had too. They were that Dru had had nothing to I told her the story, *i> walked to the window out— to the rock garden?. the end," she said, has out." . There was only one .,, "Yes » I said. "It «swaL"

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