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Pampa, Texas
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Tuesday, June 17, 1947
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, Jfine 17, 194? Texas' most consistent newspap« 1*8 flfclly except Saturday by The Pampa News, 321 W. Foster Ayo Texas. Phone 605. All departments. MEMBER OF THE ASSO- PRESS (Full Leased Wire). The Associated Press Is pmltlpd ex- to thiS use for republlcation of all the local news printed In this *, M well as all AP news dispatches. Entered ns fwomJ class at the post office at Pampa. Texas, under the Act of March 3rd, lt>ii>. SUBSCRIPTION RATES ta Pfttnpft 25o per week. Paid In advance (at off ce) 18,00 per — T .OO per six months, $12.00 per year. Price per single copy I •VTe i teall orders accepted In localities nerved by carrier delivery. WR6.&&TS THE MONEY? 1; ., The nation's annual rate of income for the first quartet- of 1947 has increased $3 billion over the last quarter dl 1946. Of this increase employees get 14. percent, sjtbekholders 14 percent. The remainder went, to individual Wisiness owners and to social security payments, veteran's allotments and relief payments of all types. Latest findings of tlie U. S. Department of Com- riierce, reported above confirm the fact that improved •vfrages and profits for industry and business must #0 hand in hand. Much ballyhoo has been raised concerning first quarter corporate profits which, of course, are not necessarily indicative of the actual annual net income of American corporations. To date, however, little has been said of in- increased payments to individuals in the form of wages and salaries during this three months period. Department of Commerce information shows that our national income has reached a record high at the annual rate of $180.5 billion. Within this record total, income payments to individuals in the first quartei- rose $.°,.r> billion. The 55,000,000 workers in the I'. .S. received in wages and salaries .$2.6 billion more than they did in the last quarter of .HMO. I ['.'' On the other hand, the millions of owners of Ameri-1 or can corporations, many of whom are workers themselves, received but 14 percent of this increase as individuals or wages on their investments. The Merchants and Manufacturers Association has reported the results of a survey of wage scales in our leading local industries. The rise in our basic wage rates j has been steep since HMO. In IS local industries increase -ranging from o.'! percent to :I5(I percent have occiired since i 1940. Nationally, wage boosts in (he same induslries have been considerably less. Today actual wage rales here are from f> cents to P.S cents per hour higher liian in competing industries surveyed • In Hollywood By RRSKIN'F. JOHNSON NEA Staff Corn'sponilenl (Johnson on Kl'DN Monday thru Friday. 2 p.m.) HOLLYWOOD—Hollywood's newest comedy sensation. Jack Paar. landed in the movies because, as a 01 entertainer during the war, he insulted brass hats from one end WASHINGTON By Ray Tucker WORRIED— Republican leaders on Capitol Hill, and especially the few who have cooperated with the Truman Administration in the formation of the United Nations and in the framing of sppcific. peace treaties, are vforried ever repeated references in the White House statements, Democratic speeches nnci New Dealish columns to their cut ranee into a pact with President Tii'man and Secretary Marshall for a bipartisan handling of foreign problems. They are seeking to correct this misrepresentation, in fairness :,o themselves and to the opposition managers of our affair 0 with the- out side world. Senator Arthur H. Vandenburg of IvJii-!n«.-\n. pv-jsHent pro torn of ihe Senate. Chfiirm-in of the Senate foreign Relations Cnnmn'ttce, a director nf pnrly policy, and (by pr<:'-- icientipl request > Republican ad- visa 1 a'. 'Jir* organisation of the U. N. and ill postwar, international coiilereii:. 1 ! 1 .-. lakes an unusually sei.:-ibU> vie\vpoiiib towjinl this ques- tir.n. INIMICAL—He thinks it inimical lo Secretary Marshall and t-c himself for him In be pictured as "lo-secre'-.ti'y of Slate" There is. and th"iv . ho'iUI not be, in his opinion, a dirce; i-ersonal telephone line between tiv :;;uite Depart men' litul his .>niee. There is no reason, lie think;, why he should he apprised iu advani" of enntcmphited ivc move-; on the chessboard T!!:ili';:ia! politics. Simihirly. rave in certain, peculiar circumstances to he listed later, there i.s n.i iva- : on vhy lv> should be cspr-cl'.'d lo :,it dov.'n \vith the Pre:,i- dent. H.K' Secret.irv of Stale and the Army-Navy chieftain!; and. as cine of fifty-one rteplblicans ;n Hie Senale, commit uir eonik'inni himself or the (ir.iml Old Parly In ;i uuu blueprint. of the Pacific to the other. To a base command officer: The C.ol. lour f.jjeeds — la.'.t ur .slow or ,-;olt in loud." Si. me |ioo]5li> refer to ,)arl: n.s a "yoimi', l-'red Alli'n." Jncl: likes thai. Fred if; lu'f, idol. In Ivirl. :;oineon^ was trying to embnrra.' 1 .;; him in fronl uf .Pred at, a New York eoi'k- luil parly. "You know. Fred, this Paar fellow worships you like a god." To which Fred replied, "What a shame. Five hundred churches in New Yorl: and he's an atheist." A HERO TO HEROES CONHTITL"! KiN Al'ti-r all, Hie i 1 i-onlrul cur MI ill Hi'ilMV.cnii'liI lit foi'ri",!! Villain, II) till' l-Mv;,Uii'lll ol till' Ullil- i-il Slalrv C.ini' iiiriMlirUo,) in tlii:; realm was rri'uyni/.cd by l.hi 1 ioui'ilers in several ways, however. All ni^jiT'.v ID impli'menl lurrif-'.n policy inn. 1 ,!. oriL iijate in tlie Tfmi.'-e. Tin- Whit-.' lloJIM' C'liniiol hll'e a diphiiiial.. builil a ball l».'.hip or (until I-'UR came iiloiii- 1 ,) bribe a luivii.'.n pott-ill He like Kin;; 1 ibn Haud ul Arabia for oil Brunts, without, a Congressional okay. The eo'.isliUitior, also says that nominations and peace treaties must be negotiated by the President "with the advice "and consent FOREIGN—As Senator Vandenburg explains, he has backed the Administration's foreign moves only when they had a clear and concrete objective. He supports the U. N. because he .was one of its principal architects. It was his amandment which transformed the General Assembly from a mere debating society a forum where any nation, large or small, may present its complaints ap/ainst "outside aggression." Thanks to his achievement, the G. A. becomes our best sounding board against Russian expansion and terrorism and it is there that the U.S. .ind Britain will probably haul Sta!in over the international coals for his Hungarian coup. Mr. Vandenberg also backed the peace treaties, but only because they had definite specified objectives. On China. Palestine and South Ame-ica. or on the forthcoming prctram for eomrjnting Communism .ircund the world at terrific cost to (he American taxpayers, he has made no commitments. He may oppose the White House policies in [ill these fields. When and if he does, the White House. Congressional Democrats and their journalistic pals will damn him for having broken the agreement for a "bipartisan foreign policy." That, is why, in advance of -uuii a denouement, hn and his friends ad'/ertisi' that there is no such political animal for the reasons set lorlh above. jjev'GEORGn S. BENSON I PrttMcHtjlafttiHff College Scare;/. only way you'll ever get the Purple Heart is if you get caught between two desks coming together." The tens of thousands of men Jack entertained in the Pacific will be happy to hear that he is now insulting the brass hats in Hollywood. To Producer Sid Rogell: "I just saw a trailer of your latest picture. If you haven't made it. don't." But the Pacific veterans will be unhappy to know that Hollywood hasn't figured out what to do with Jack 1'aar. Sure lie's a hit on the raOio now as Jack Benny's summer replacement. "I've got enough money to last for the rest of my life. If I commit suicide at noon tomorrow." But after eight months under contract to R-K-p. Jack Paar still hasn't appeared in a movie. A YOUNG FRED ALLEN Jack, 29. who describes himself as "an aging Donald O'Connor,'' did some film tests by himself. "They were terrific." says Jack. who has as much self assurance as he has jokes. "Then they gave me a director and that mixed me up. He started talking about shading It was Jack Pna"s irrcvcranco to ?f the Senate." That wore! "advice" brass hats, as vye said, and of just about everything else out in the Pacific during the war. that brought him to Hollywood's attention. Jack was a radio announcer in Cleveland and Buffalo when he was drafted into the Army. It soon got around that he was a very funny fellow. He was sent around eastern camps to entertain troops. Then lie was assigned to a Special Service however, is the Stalin in the wood-pile. Today, approximately 150 years or more after the acceptance of thr? Constitution, nobody knows what it "ADVICE"— George Washington took it literally. He rode his horse to Capitol Hill one day. to discuss and obtain the ''advice" of the Sen- 1 ate on an important foreign ques- Unit of GI talent. For months he (><>n He was kepi wailing in an an- fip teioom for two hours, and lie never and reading my lines with tempo tomorrow." and stuff like that. "I haven't got any shading. I've and his troupe toured the Pacific foxholes. Jack became a hero- to heroes He fi'nt hiffffer write ups in the army papers than stars like Benny or Hope or Jack Carson. Paar was just one of the hoys — a fil with enough nerve to insult the brass hats. To a lieutenant who kept talking out loud during one of his shows: "Lisutcnant. a man with your I.Q. should have a low voice, loo." To a commanding officer: "My dear sir, and you are none of the three." To a noisy captain. "You be quiet or I'll take your shovel away and you won't have any fun at the beach QUICKIES By Ken Reynolds "He is too a thoroughbred — the News Want Ail suid hi- was 100 percent dog!" Ceremonies Held For New Hospital HOUSTON— C/T)— Grandbrcaklng ceremonies for the new $3,500,000 Hermann Hospital at the Texas Medical Center were lo be held hern this afternoon. Among those expected to participate are Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Cullen of Houston, who donated SI, 000,000 toward erection of the 3515-bec.l hospital. LOS ANGELES— (/Pi birth of five-day-old Since Robin the Lee Kfuiling there are live generations living and present in her family. There are the buby's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robin C. Kiiuling; her grandmother, Mrs. Ruby Itcynolds; ureal-grandmolher, Mrs. Muybi-lle Kslielby, and giv-ai - great - grandmother, Mrs. Ru.-;i-ada Kshelby, ii7 ot San Uiego. 'Hie latter said: "I've held :ill ol tin in at one time or another." tried it again. This human incident, and the impatience of the eourilry's father, ha.-; been a cir'se on relations between Congress and the- White insofar as they pertain to international questions Ineicien'ally, there has never been any Supreme Court adjiication on the exact meonhig and connotation of that twilight phrase, "advice of the Senate." " Does it mean merely Senate rat- til'ication after the act? Or docs it call for consultation and deliberation in advance? Nobody knows, and nobody has tried to find out. Yet, never before in our history, was the answer so necessary. PERSONALITIES— The personalities ol the protagonists also color the contact bot.vee-i the White House, the Staf.o Department and Cf.pitol Hill, at; the human equation influences all eai'ilily relationships. Both Cordell Hull and James P. Byines, as the writer he.s trequenfly noted, had served on Capitol Hill lor years. They had friends anil entree there. Ove.- a liquid luncheon, the two could win support which tin-, moiv austere Secn-lury Marshall cannot obtain. It: might be a tn, art id? 1 . 1 , for President Truman, an old senatorial hand, to pinch- hiL lor lii.-> Secretary of State at the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue. Hc.-re, another personal factor enters. Mr. Byrnes was his owi .Secietary (if Slate. lie called the tuin, anil man" the decisions, to l : 'n -.sidrnl rrtimtui'.-. irritation. See- utaiy M U'shall, a:; a uulitary man, bov,:, n-)\v, as lie iiid during liie war, In Die Caiainaniler-iii-C'iiiel in tiie \VI,iie l!;,ie,;e. RED DECEPTION by Upton Close It's no pleasurable business lo probe into filth, but there's a lot of filth beautifully covered over with flower beds these days, and its deceptive effect is a threat to the American system. The dirty business at hand happens to be the uncovering of cases in which little groups of people in a number of cities recently have been running advertisements replete with lies in an effort lo stir opposition to corrective labor legislation. Some of these groups have posed, as representative of American business. If you will stand by at a safe distance while I wield the shovel I will uncover one of these groups. Over : the name of Independent Businessmen for Veto of the Taft- Hartley Bill, its members ran a sizeable ad in a Los Angeles newspaper. A big black head at the top of the ad read "Business Leaders Urge Veto of Anti-Labor Bill." 7*her$ followed a letter to the President urging the veto of the bill—which bill would do a mocier- pte job of correcting union monopolies and abuses. ' The letter follows the same line J have been reading in the Communist press. For example, .a para- •aph carried the absurdly false ijjcfttion that the labor bill would r collective bargaining. realize that without collec- the breakdown of 'with employers is in- 8.'"" jt goes on to raise the de- B <.»ov» which for seventeen pne of the old stand" Lower wages Standards in gun- '..ipp.ndusive to pros- perity—the diminishing purchasing power will result in ancther terrible depression." Note the deliberately false logic in economics—implying that the corrective labor measure would reduce wages cut buying power and bring on disaster. Overlooking the fact that the first nation in modern times to crush unionism was Soviet Russia, these •advertisers carry on their exaggeration: "The Taft-Harlley bill is designed not only to abolish . the trade union movement but lo virtually destroy our democratic rights and civil liberties. We arc alarmed at the similarity with Germany, Italy and Japan, wherein the first act of fascism was the destruction ,of the trade union movement. We as American merchants and business men recognize the danger of such fascist implications as the Taft-HarUey bill involves." Now, I readily understand that the reader who has looked into the provisions of the labor bill will not waste his time on this advertisement. But some people will be taken in by it, as experience of the past fifteen years has proved. Otherwise the ad would not deserve Ihis comment. Who are the advertisers, these "America nmerchants and business men"? One is Jack Ayeroff, a printer who gets considerable business by publishing Communist literature. He is promoting business. Another is Jake Zeitlin, book dealer long notorious in Los Angeles as an outlet for Red books. Zeitlin is exposed on page 240 of the 1947 report of tlie California Fact Finding Committee—the Tenney Com- mittee—as one of the. original directors of the Southern California chapter, Progressive Citizens of America (affectionately known to Marxists as PCA). Still another of these "repre- scfitEifives of American business" is Seniel Ostrcnv, who certainly ha: done will under the American sys- teb, building himself a mansion in Beverly Hills and pouring money into pro-Soviet and New Deal radio propaganda. Oslhrow, n mattress manufacture! i.s cited in five different sections of the Tennoy report for his Rod activities. He and Zeitlin wen; "elected 1 members-of the. original executive committee of tlie Southern California PCA (blessed by Henry Wallace), in the true and acceplec fashion of Moscow elections. Sena tor Tenney's report (page 238) say? the 130 directors were "hand-pick ed by a steering committee", theii names submitted to voters, all ti be voted on by one check mark, will- no opposition—a one-party tickel. More than half the signers of th advertisement who representec themselves as truly American an anxious to preserve the America! way, brought their ideology to thi country from Eastern Europe. Som of them still speak English with <. difficult accent. Some had vela lives who got "government" jobr- ii the successful Bolshevik Revolutia in Russia. They tire about as truly repre sentative of American business an ideology as was the late New Yor tailor and Russian revolutionary A PHESENT TI1KKAT America today needs Hunkers if any nation ever did. We not only have Hie iv-.|>Miisibilil.v of Hie uollii, lull we have a ilr-lit til J,-;'.!.M ii > I'm 1 every niiin. woman, ami chilli. This means a ilelil of .¥8,0110 for n family of lour. ,lu:;t to pay Hie interest on that debt lakes more federal income lliau Hie na- lion ever raised from l:\xf"? in any year before the war. We have, also, the atlcUnl co:Us of war pension. 1 ; anil expenditures lor veterans. Moreover, we must keep strong armed forces as a hope of not soon being in another war. Again and again we shall be called upon for relief and assistance to foreign countries. The $400,000,000 for Greece and Turkey is only a be- RinniiiR. The total demand over the next two years Any run as much as $3,000,000,000 above all present obligations. Demand is everywhere, tit home and abroad. ESSENTIALS TO HEALTH To meet all of these heavy demands we must have a healthy economy. This is not optional, ft is a must. President Truman, Mr. Bernard Barucli, and others nre railing for some of I lie essentials to a healthy economy. They have recently stressed longer hours, and .higher productivity on the part, of. labor; lower profits and lower prices on the part of industry; and maximum production on the part of agriculture. These arc Rood. They are essential, and I till of. them. But, one equally important, item Ss being overlooked. It is so important, that I believe unless corrected properly it will act as u brake on our economy and prevent Hie very prosperity we all crave. It is a problem that cannot be correctly settled just on a hunch. It has a solution that runs counter to political expedience, which is a great handicap. It a matter which requires study, lor although the corrective measures are sound, the solution not easily sold to the public. > DESIRE TO VENWK-E I refer to laxes on incomes in •the high brackets. The contention hat we can keep the present high ax rate on big incomes and main- ain a healthy economy is in my opinion fallacious. A dynamic economy like ours requires that fi ot of men each year must not jnly dream dreams of aehicve- nent, but that they actually must venture into business in an effort* o satisfy American consumers. Todo that requires a lot ot' capital ami a willingness to venture that capital. ins i.s an obligation upon men who have large amounts of capital. I3ut men in Hie hi/;h brackets now :ire being taxed up to Hfi per cent of Iheir net income'. The hike, from income i.s so great us In threaten their willingiH^s to risk, A man who could keep only If) per cent of any additional income would uol likely find it advisable to underj-'.o the required risk necessary to increase his income. Naturally, it is easy to say thai those in the high brackets are the ones most able to pay, thai they are the. lasl ones to deserve any lax relief. , 1'OIJTICS AND COURAGE It is also good politics to appeal lo the many, with a determination to keep taxes high on those "able lo pay." But it i.s very had for Hie — future of the nation. Realistic statesmanship should have no part* of this. Any policy that, keeps com- peti'tive capital from going freely into tools of production to make goods and provide jobs i.s in the long run going In reduce the number of good jobs, and reduce wages. | Sustained high investment of private capital in the tools .production is the only possibli) road to sustained high wage.s and lull employment. May we have the courage and the wisdom la .slop penalizing those who can supply venture capital. We must cor' •reel this dangerous threat to ouJ future before it is to late, regard-. }es.s of immediate political repercussions. May we look to the wel- 1arc> of many, and keep America ever the land of the free. Leua (Copyright) The nation is consuming petro leum products in such record-breaking quantities that there may be a period during tlie peak season o gasoline .consumption, where motor ists will have to look around fo gasoline.—-Robert E. Friedman, De partment of Interior official. No one san b.e faithful to Ameri can ideals and accept the teaching of communism.—Sen. Edward Mar tin (R) of Pennsylvania. MAMA. HOW OLD DOES > A LITTLE <3lRL ' HAVE TO BE BEFORE SHE STARTS GOING OUT WITH BOYS? ME. HOV/L1NG RED Y/OL.F LONESOME POLECAT. ONE OF US GOT r TO DIE./?V/ TRV " DRINKIN' A LI'L SLOWER. THE: FIRST DRINK OF KICKAPOO dOV UUICE HIT-UM SPOT, ALL WGHT-BUn IT SEEMED (GROAM-Nr) SHARPER THAN) USUAL f. r PERHAPS I CA.N HELP VOU IF 40U WOULDN'T HWE NO OB3ECTIOMS TO THE RADIO ONi Mi. ViOONTE, I COULD 8E HEREIN' TOPWS CHAPTER OF"MlN*lie STAMINA FOB. LISTENING TO THE EEUOUTIV1& DP.WEL WD E.Rt>.M(NS TIN6UE& OF THOSE HAVN1C1N& TrtEIR. SOAP 1 , j wv DEAR (AI55 G1LKUNK. I'. HOORAY.' THE FOWE-B IS B/SCK/' YES. AND ON ! I l'V£. GOT At. LEY CN THE BEAM... TH 1 KIND VOU SHOWED ME KIND YOU SHOWED AMERICAN SAILOR'S AND HELPLE5S SUT >'OU WON'T UIKE IT.' 6O •* WANT MERCV t OK^V VOU TWO- LEGGED ILL SHOW v Ou '-•^' "-.)~\:: .;._^>^, v *.-,'>.'>-4' > ~~r- REttUDA 1 ? A VRliO RTDER triAT (SArABLER •DOLLAR FIGNAl,rWJE BEEM $EE^ TOCi&triER. R£P//VCfeE THERE'S £OfA£lVUNG S-TORT •- X "SUPPO-at VOU \O\OV1 I -\Wc. OLO TWE. COU\_0 TO DO VT OMt, PTT TKBT ! YOU ARE / NO AMD NOTHING TO GET" OUT O WHACK .' I'LL MEVSR. FORGET FIRST TIM& X HEARD OME" vou'ae LOOKIN& AT IT- A WEST- &00 ^\^^^° SS TH0 i DRWM// AFRICAN WAR. i PRUM / gut my eye had lit on &ometnin.g acrftss the room. I DOH'T HAVE ANY MORE TO 7 OKAY. CONNIE, EVERYBODY WE OUGHT TO TAKE A 600D OK AROUND. SAY. TO YOU, MR. FUNT. BAT, WE'Lt GO. 1M SORRY YOUiSHOULDH'T HAVE BROUGHT) AS THE DICKENS, HIM HERE, WOULD YOU | HONEY, BUT I WAS ^ MIND LEAVING ? A TALKED INTO IT. BEFORE WE GO, MISS CAROLINE, I'D LIKE"O ASK YCU WHEN . YOU TOOK OP WEARING MEN'S ./ •WHAT DO YOU MEAN.' WON'T SOMEBODY CWI6F...ONC6 MORE I'M TELLING STOP THIS 6UV? VOU..WWEN MISS'ORAV SAID WE WERE GOING TO "SHOOT" YOU SHE MEANT MAKE MOVlg§ OFYOU... •THAT LOOKS TOO KfAi- AL60NOUIAN " " MAT <300P/ KNOW ABOUT MQUIA YOU'R uia?e AP& TWO tews OPP ' 15 Am H&ee AfT \ wese ""vvo rews AMP A RXiHO IT UP U4E <5Tf?eeT I si CAse., weu...yx> KHCXW nav =&' rk

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