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Pnmpa Nfewi, Monday, June IS, 1947 $esM> most consistent aetnrpap** flallr except Saturday by The P,impn News, 321 W. Foster Ave K18. Phone 666. All departments. MEMBER OF THE A.3SO- PRESS (Full Leased Wire). The Associated Press Is entitled ex- to the use for repiibllcatloii of all ths local news printed In this aper, RS well as all AP news dlppntches. Entered as second class the post office at Pampa. -Texas, under the Act of March 3rd, 1878. SUBSCRIPTION RATES In Pampa 86c per week. Paid In advance (at office) $8.00 per nun. $9.00 per si* months, $12.00 per year. Price per single copy I No nan order)) accepted in localities served by carrier delivery. ffeN^MlNUTE WHITEWASH ' r Sortie months ago the House unAmerican Activities Committee, having investigated communism for years, decided to look around for any Fascist danger in this country. It feppointed a subcommittee made up of Reps. John McDowell of Pennsylvania, Richard Vail of Illinois, and John Wood of Georgia. During those months, according to Mr. Veil, the subcommittee's investigation of fascism consisted of one meeting. The meeting lasted 10 minutes. As a result of this e-Xhausive study the group has now assured the country that there is no Fascist danger in anp American "hate" organization or "hate" attitude. Some of the reasons are interesting. 1 Said Mr. McDowell "Ihere are groups here that hate Catholics and.hate Jews and hate one thing and another. But as far as I can find, there is no evidence that they're dangerous. The only danger is if they join together, and you need money for that." Mr. Vail said, of the Columbians, that "all these movements arc relatively insignificant. They are of no consequence at all and arc fluttering movements that develop in a country of this si;:e." He also said that it is the Communists who are "attempting to build up the Fascist issue," and further added that "I wouldn't know a Fascist if I had one by the tail." When they dismiss the whole subject after an "investigation" consisting of one 10-minute meeting these congressmen reveal a complacency—a senseless, anesthetized complacency—which plays into the hands of any subversive element. Perhaps the term fascism confused the subcommittee. Perhaps its member don't know what fascism is, even though the Columbians had a perfect blueprint for a Fascist state. But since they are members of a committee investigating unAmerican activities, they should be able to recognize such activities. • In Hollywood By ERSKINE JOHNSON ; NBA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — The metamorphosis of Gladys Bumps, who was btillt for laughs and to display her legs. Into an exotic siren named Tamara Baranoff, is Hollywood's best out-of-the-type-cnsting - rut story in a long time. • Gladys, who became Tamara, is JUno Havoc, sister of Gypsy Rose Lee. Tamara Baranoff is her character name as the sexy queen of the Shanghai black market in a new George Raft movie, "Intrigue." June has a simple explanation. "When I first came to Hollywood they photographed me like I look. I was a flop. Now they're photographing me so I look like someone else—and I'm terrific." But it really wasn't so simple as that. June clicked on Broadway as the dancer-comedienne Gladys Bumps in the musical hit, "Pal Joey." She came to Hollywood for the film version and got typed as a lah-dc-dah dame with a pair of well-moulded legs and a hunk of chewing- gum in her mouth. From Gladys she was cast in other films as Flossie, as Trixit and as 'Cushions LeFay. Cushions LeFay in the movie "No Time For Love," was the final insult. June fled, aim-earning, back to New York. • NEWSMEN GET CREDIT "I wanted to act," she said, "but QUICKIES By Ken Reynolds "I didn't either get it with a News Want Ad — I was usingworms: all Hollywood wanted me to do was show my legs nnd chew gum, Besides I was getting old (she's only 30 now). There's so little time to get anywhere in Hollywood. In Ne\v York, you've got forever." So June went back to New York and started doing stage plays— "Dream Girl," a revival of "Sadie Thompson." "Dunnigan's Daughter," and others. "My billing got bigger all the time," she laughed, "but the plays kept closing." But the critics liked her and finally hailed her as an actress of great promise- June gives the New York newspaper boys UIP credit for her escape from Gladys Bumps. "They not only helped me up the ladder for success, they held the ladder for me." SHE LOVES HER LIFE Thanks to those Broadway plays, June returned to Hollywood recently to play Madame Baranoff in the George Baft movie. She's following 1 up this role with the part of a secretary in "Gentleman's Agreement." June Havoc was quite a problem to the publicity boys when she .first landed in Hollywood. The RK-O publicity department called her into a staff meeting and told her to give out with her life story. June told them the story. How she toured in vaudeville with her mother and sister, Gypsy, when she was three years old. About her first marriage, at 13. How she ran away from her mother and became a professional dance marathon contestant. How she starved during the depression. The boys listened, wide-eyed. But the next day a member of the publicity department took June aside and said: "June—about that life story o. yours. We're forgetting alxnit, it anc writing you a new one- A nice pleasant one." June Havoc raised havoc. "Yoi can't change my life," she screamed. "I've live it and I love it." June won the argument. Her life story wasn't censored. We would like to lead the world to ultimate reduction of the heav; burden of armaments but we can not afford to lead with our chin —Navy Secretary Forrestal. Peace of the world can be real ixed only when people are free fron the fear of hunger.—President Xru man. WASIIWGtON By Ray Tucker EAKER—Lieutenant General Ira C. Eaker. who is retiring as Deputy Commander and Chiel of the Air Staff, recently ijave a small luncheon group at the National Press Club the most inspiring and effective talk on national defense that thirteen hard-boiled newspapermen h&d heard inside or outside Congress. The party was given in honor of the famous flier by J. Marcellus Woodard, World Wnr I aviator, but now a well-known Washington bus- in E-SS man. Sitting quite informally nt a table .n the Club's Silver Room. General Saker explained why, at the age of fifty-one, he is quitting the service which he nnd the former .Chief of Air H. H. Arnold built into the force which crushed Germany, Italy and Japan. "First." he said, "I can work more effectively for the right kind of a national defense as a private citizen nan as a member of the service. I ntend to write and speak, under :-he auspices of numerous organi- ations which are as worried as I am over the postwar weakening of our national defense." Tncklenlallv, because of his sper- fil abilities, General Eaker was assigned by tlic War Department to study both ln\v and journalism. He f an excellent speaker and special pleader. DEFENSE—"Wo are spending too iw.ch on untioiul defense," he'con- tinued, "but we nre not spending it n Ihp right way, I know that, it is a .rite statement, hut wn had three .•ears to prepare for the first World War and more than two for the te- ent conflict. There will not be such a time las? the next time. It will, come. If it comes, overnight. * "Our substitute tor those blfcSKt-d :.imc lags must bo n powerful air force, mainly fighter-bombers. That striking forco. nt least. 500 or more ijlnnes, must be ready at nil'times ;o take off and destroy any enemy's industrial plants, munitions centers, transportation lines and, above all, ts facilities for the production of atomic weapons. "We cnn save many millions and prrect safeguards against any hostile- nation, if \vi spend our money for the right kind ot a national defense system." RETIRING — General Baker's : ether reasons for retiring now, although he could enjoy the perccjui- •sitcs and salary of his present post [or another thirteen years, arc personal. It is understood that many of his high-ranking collogues in the Army, Navy and Air forces share them, and may soon follow him into private life. "I know what the so-called hump' did to young officers after World War I," he continued. "It delayed their promotion for years. We have some line, young officers in the service now, and thery deserve advancement. Tho next war will call for young bodies, young minds, and young ideas." Modest General Eaker did not note that General Arnold, lie himself, General George C. Marshall, General Dougln A MacArthur and General Joseph T. McNarney, now American member of the United Nations military staff at New York, readjusted themselves and their respective arm to the demands of mechanized, motorized and airborne warfare, although they had been trained in an earlier and more primitive era Discussing the need of a powerful air unit equipped to destroy enemy establishments, General Eaker emphasized the importance of airborne, commando groups, like those which prevented the Germans from obtaining- atomic water from Noi- way. HOME — "Finally." smiled the comparitively youthful General Eaker, "I am Getting out because during my service. I have been at- tache:! to twenty-eight different stations. I want a house, u living loom, a porch and a garden. In short, I want a home." Although his plans arc not definite, it is probable that General Eaker and his extremely attractive wife will, retire to Southern California, after an automobile tour of the country he has hitherto seen only from the air. PRODUCTION — Sir Witmott Lewis, Washington correspondent of the London Times and regarded by his journalistic collegues *> the ablest Ambassador Britain has ever had at the Ainerilcan Capital, de- delivered an especially significant talk, in view of his country's industrial nnd financial difficulties, and Mn view of our assumption of the Empire's responsibilities throughout the world. "It seems to me.",said Sir Wilmott in his organ-like bass, "that your greatest military asset, General, is your mass production. Without that assembly - line system which you have mastered so well, we would probably have lost both Wars." "That production system is based on good relations between management and labor especially in peacetime. In wartime, the government can step in and clamp down, and force both groups into a sort of armed truce. But, to keep that system in effective operation and in, readiness for war. you must have good relations at all times." Nobody disagreed with the distinguished Britisher, as they piled out of tha Silver Room to ascertain whether President Truman had approved the Hartley-Taft Act. He hadn't. He had taken off for Cana- dA with his attitude still a question mark. INVITATION — Representative Francis Ca^e, South Dakota Republican, recently boasted to cloakroom collegnes that President Truman had promised him that he would visit the Black Hills country next summer. Remembering the Chief Executive's veto of the Case Labor Bill lust year, fellow members were .skeptical, but the Congressman assured them that Mr. Truman himself had accepted his invitation. "-Why, you trusting soul," quipped cynical Clarence Brown of Ohio, "next year is a presidential campaign year. Of course, Truman will visit South Dakota. What you have done is to invite a political enemy to your state who will try to take your scat away from you." WHO'S LOONEY? by Peier Edam t WASHINGTON -—NEA)~ Every- oody haw-hawed when Henry Wallace, in a barnstorming speech at Chicago several weeks ago proposed a positive peace program. It involved American investments and exports of $150 billion over a period of years to raise the standards of living in Europe and Asia. The general verdict was that this was just another of Henry's hybrid, cracked-corny ideas in.a milk bottle. But in the June issue of Fortune —self-styled magazine of business- there is a lead editorial three pages long which proposes an idea so similar to Henry's it will make your eyes pop. It would be wrong to believe that this editorial was inspired by Henry Wallace. Fortune goes to press weeks in advance, and this editorial was probably in type before Henry Wallace got to Chicago. As a matter of fact. Fortune rejects Wallace's general philosophy with this comment: "Neville Chamberlain believed in X937 that the world could 'do business 1 with Hitler. Henry Wallace .believes in. 1947 that the world can 'do business' with Stalin. We believe both proposals to be identical allacies." Despite this, the fact that Waland Fo tune could come up similar proposals should be ., gmficant of something, and the J5HK " 1 bystander is entitled to ask $ rhetorical bromide, "Who's 7 Now?" 'tune proposal is too long ' full here. Also it is should be read a by every business-" 11 meaning, it is Boards pf Dlrec- Busihess:" Its! U.S. PRODUCTION TO SERVE THE WORLD It begins with a proposal that a 50-year lease on peace would be worth $100 billion to American business. That's $50 billion less than Wallace proposes, but it's $2 billion a year for 50 years. This is considered cheap when, compared to the $100 billion a year for the three years which the last war cost. "If the U. S. businessman does not thrust . . .the whole business process . . .into helping save the world." says the editorial, "the world will not be saved. I t's as flat as that." Wars, it says, are caused by the fact that there is not enough food, shelter or goods to go around. The only way nations have tried to get enough in the past has been to go out and take it from, each other by force. * The U. S. is the only country on the globe with an organized capacity to produce and re-produce. The idea is to put that production to the service of the world—not for altruism, but for world policy and for profit. "We believe." say the anonymous editors of Fortune, "that $100 billion invested in peace now would begin returning net profits long before the first 50 years of our leasehold had run its course." FOUR STEPS TO PEACE There are four steps which Fortune says U. 5. business should 'take* to make this • policy stick. Remember as you read them that this is Big Business talking, iiot Henrv Wallace : 1. A 15 to 20 percent reduction in the U. 8. Internal price level. This reduction would be made "in the beginning" at'the "expense ,of would be S750 mil t.'ftsprices purchasing power would rise and the volume of business with it. This 15 to 20 percent reduction would make it possible for foreign consumers to buy on U. S. markets. 2. A series of massive U. S. loans or grants abroad. Some of this would come out of the hides of Americans in the form of taxes. But Big Businessman Beardsley Ruml is' quoted to the effect that nine-tenths of this money would be sent in the U. S. because "It 1ms no place else to go." 3. The U. S. should encourage imports. U. S. businessmen will have to reject utterly the philosophy of that w.ing of the Republican party which would return to the days of high protective tariff Big Businessman Will Clayton is quoted to the effect that the U. S, could raise its imports by; $20 billion with only good results. . 4. Wherever U. S, money goes there should go U. S. engineers to help spend the money loaned. This is not to control foreign industry, but to make it productive. "It is not too much to hope that this plan might be organized between business and government." Fortune concludes. "What is the Department of Commerce for?" it asks without mentioning Big Businessman Averell Harriman who heads it, "Is it only to organize statistics and . standardize pipe sizes?" ''Is the National Association of Manufacturers only a lobby for organized selfishness? Is the International Chamber of Commerce merely a sounding boai;d for stuffed shirts?" The alternatives are said to be One Last W.orld War— he on.e that will never get into the istory books Rys.sia whig tft Common Ground By R. C. HOILEB A Very Bad Omen for the Future Few people realize the far reaching effeds of diminishing returns for .savings. I have just been rending an article in the Commercial and Financial Chronicle under (he heading oC "Government Controls Undermine Common Stocks as Inflation Hedge." It isj written by Howard F. Vultee, vice president, The Marine Midland Trust Co. of New York. He shows several tables showing the difficulty oC people protecting 1 hem- selves in their .standard of living agninst. government, social planning. Ho shows figures over a ten year period from December 31, 193G to December 31, 19-16. In that period ho shows that, the cost of living went up 5-1 per cent. Mr. Vullee shows the results of $500,000 invested in 193G. $100,000 was invested in government bonds, $100,000 in high grade corporation bonds, $100,000 in preferred stocks and $200,000 in common slocks. The income on this $500,000 in 1936 before taxfs was $17,520. Ths rate of earning \vns 3',i per' cent. After taxes, the not, income oC the owners of this $500,000 was $16,615. In December 19-1G, the earnings boloi'o taxes were $17,891,' After Federal income lax tho earnings were $13,28'!. After adjusting for cost of living, Ihe income was equivalent to $8,650, a shrinkage of 48 per cent to what, it was 10 years before. Now the pity about this whole thing is that the great, mass ot people don't think that makes any difference to them. They think they are not in that bracket. They think that taking the wealth from •these men that have a half million dollars or more does not hurt the ordinary families nnd ordinary workers. That is where they are mistaken. It is only a question of time until the ordinary workingman has to work with poorer and poorer tools, because of this lower income of the rich. They fail to see that in production the gain of one is the gain o£ all and the loss of one in getting all he produces is the loss of all. Labor Commissioner Morrison in England is telling the workers that they cannot improve their lot any morq from taking more from the rich. They have been sapped dry. He advises them the only possible way for them to improve their living conditions is to produce more, but they are finding it very, very difficult to produce more with such poor tools. The' : coal miners in England only pro- j duce about one-fourth as much coal per worker as the coal miners in the United States do. The rea- i son is that they do not have good equipment that represents capital. Wages are 'high in this country j because there ia an average in.- vestment per worker o£ $6000 to $7000. If the workers are short-sighted enough to vole lo take away the capital,that tho j wealthy would put into new tools, there will not be $6000 to $7000, in the present value of_the dollar, in/ \-esled for "eaclf' r ~woi 7 k5i\ TiVei/G might he a million dollars invested for each worker if we have wild inflation, but the efficiency ol! the tools will not be even as good per worker if we do not add to ths total capital to take, care of thd increased population. Each worker then, on the average, will have to work with less efficient tools or else support a lot of idle men because they do not have tools to work with. Graduated taxation, is wicked. The wages o£ sin is dealh. But how many ol our educational institutions and our organized religious institutions are speaking out against these things that arc bound to bring about s, catastrophe on the great masses of people. Not many, I am sorry to Bay. They do not mean to do it intentionally. In most cases, they simply have been miseducated and they cannot do better than they know. Their unpardonable sin, it seems, Is that tilery do not use the only rational method o£ gaining understanding; that is the didactic or Socratic methods of' questions, They hide behind th'e pulpit or their certificate, and will not permit their myths to be publicly analyzed. . We are not .working our way toward depression—we are working our way'out- into a fully competitive market. — Robert Wason chairman.,national -Association ^ THANK GOODNESS. , tt-MY/T-rr I YOU BET. r . r > DISSOLVED THIS KICKAPo6'ynD|k||C UOY-JUICE w\ •'V.ISr 1 ^ 1> MUS' BE ^/^-UM s USUAL rr- "* ©/V??;'«-DUNNO WHAT IN THIS THING—BUT IT SURE TAKE LOW'S TIME TO SQUIRTVUM OUT.T'— SHARPER'N U DQ|Af|jf/ PVIENIFTHE TlST fcECftLL WHO POSED FOE. AiMa&r"/ sEiiM&MOu saw! Tiwei IT MAM BE HftRD TO IOCA.TE THE MODEL ftFTER 25 NEARS !0 WITH ME '0 ODES riOM IN THAT CASE.OM.E. N V0US. DM3 ' WMIT5 ME TO PO THE TR&CIM6. JUMPING OUTA THAT BOX INTO THE ARENA WA5 QUICK THINKING ON MY PART.,. VES TIME UON CUMBS INTO BOX HE GETS NO OUT* ME CAN HA,VE IT ^' ALL TC I . THE BASHANs/S AT THE SPECTACLE OF ALLEY OOP FISHTING HUNGRY LION ENDED ABRUPTLY ...WHEN THE FRUSTRATED CAT LEAPED INTO THE ROYAt BO* TO E5CA.PE THE CAVEMAN. ' » OVER- HEARWS GOOD CWOt OF CARROTS i\Hp fOs Wo RfPERS HORSE" PRETTY rtlGHT WhPiT? <SO\A.Pi8Y'<=, IN) WO Pi t^OTE OK* TWt PV-VOVi i ~\W& VOOKS FftM\UW?i CPiUA, IV*\V TrVc OV.O V«Y=> VV.OVW r 1 "S\_OVO TOVOK* ONI THt COOP ROUGH: )Mo Woo THEY BUZZ. A DAME FOR. A DATE? 15 MK-LIONS OF filDS WORLC3 NEVE'te SAW A TeLEPHOME / BUT YOU PROMISED RECKOM JUST GO KNOCK TO SHOW US OTHER. WAV6 OF BEATING THE GUMS BV . REMOTE CONTROL / WH/STLB iDEr IGLOO/ THIS WAS MV IDEA, I'M AFRAID. I UNDERSTANDAONIY TMATfc NOT THfc YOU TOLD BAT IR3R60T t I PUT IT/ I PON$ : f||( WA9 A GENTLEMAN WHEN /YOU EVER I CAME TO SEE YOU. MAN; 8t took some persuading, but we finally talked Bat into taking u& to see Connie. WKV DION T VOU TEU ME YOU WERE NOT ALONE BAT? WHAT0065 MEAN? NOT GLAD TO SEE Of WEARY MSHUSH, CONNIE/ YEAH, ITS ME, HONEY. SORRY TO "S^^JUST GIVg MB BOTHER YOU LIKE THI5,ffl7 A MINUTE TO PUT Bur | r ' S KINDA JMjA M y MOUTH ON STRAIGHT, IMPORTANT. JPjl, BAT. YOU SHOULD HAVE PHONED; | UOOK, CHIEF... WHAT'P YOU SAY fef ALL I SAID, TO THAT INDIAN 1 EPPIE, WAS TO MAKE HIM D THAT THE 60 MAD? r—S{ STUDIO WANTED TO SHOOT HIS PEOPLE AND,,, IN THE MOVIES, WHEN WE SAY WE'RE SOINS TO *£HOOT YOU" we MEAN T youg picfu I 'M T^LU W& HIM IF He OW SET AWAV, (tU MOT TO VAOKI3S/ IF HE ^AM'T GET HGBE FCR THE *—r C*\MCE, (v

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