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M«st 'Caasisteftt , ,J»*..,I»«I. ^^^g^l[S±S«5 St* ^js-ji**! y&ii. Entered p«.««™a If&fi*! tiMe* the *ct,of tfar*fc 8rd, 1819. fflj&etei diapntches oWcl'ited to it or &f& jftlfaMd 'B8KW. Enured d claw matter at the po«t of«6* ftt ia. . . p accepted Ift InealltlM sorvod by carrier delivery. xs. SOMI fHiNGS WE MUST ADMIT Orte would be led to believe, after examining some of the developments during the past week, that America. is again re- rurrttag to its wishful-thinking, which was one of our characteristics during those years just prior to the inception of war in Etirope. . Developments are taking that inevitable turn toward a state Df confusion and ignorant expectancy, against which we in a democracy must always be on guard. A segment of the congress, led by House Repubican Leader Josefc»h.W. Martin (Mass.), is advocating that the United States take the initiative in banning compulsory military training toroughput the world. As a result, some of our people instantly arasped this news os the accomplished fact. This week a lecturer here followed the argument being Iai0 down by the so-called experts on international politics— and Including the eminent columnist Walter Lippmann-- namely, that the Russian and American interests touch but don t overlap and, therefore, why should we clash militarily? We should like to point out to the reader that we are not Opposed to the effort of banning compulsory military training in the world (and wish it were possible), nor to the idea of joying that there is no reason that Russia and they. 5. should fiqht It is against the results of the arguments which we oppose. For instance, when the congress moves to seek the ban £f this training, our people at once assume that it is a fait sccompli, and that all is well with the world. There w.ll be, they think, no chance for war. In the second case, our peopje get the idea that because there is no apparent cause for war, according to the experts, between the U. S. and Russia, there the % Whs "U fc tot KM* to 6tt» tttt * - ttftntsrt «« nrfied to eo kftlclc* to 800 Word*. Regulation of Lumber Costly To Everybody (Editor's note: -The following article is reprinted from the column "The Home Towner,' by ft «* flte Press. *»* To the Editor: In your issue of Feb. 20, Mr. Joseph E. Kent says my viewpoint, as he understands it, is-for lower wages. if he can find anything in my column as evidence of that, I would be under great obligaiion to him if he would point it out. He might tump at that conclusion because I am opposed to wages being established by coercion or by law. I am opposed to nrtifically raised wages for special groups because I am convinced that any such practice will mean lower wages for the people as a whole in the Ion? run. I am opposed to it because I want, a constantly increasing wage for all workers and I know that &an come only from one thing—more production. And more production will come from a competitive system than from a system in which wages are planned by people Who have special axes to grind in establishing special wages for special groups. He asks if I would work for $20 Wl This dfective thinking— wishful thinking, we believe— and we should guard against it, if we are going to remain a 'Nevertheless, we should like to point out that we are not amonq those who think we are about to go to war with Russia just because there has been some rather strong language used on the diplomatic level. No country, we believe, would be ready to go to war with the Soviet because it announced yesterday that it would keep some troops in that part of Iran Wre there is still an upheaval. .We. do think there is a'defi- nite breach of contract on the part of the U.S.S.R., in not getting out of Iran, lock, stock and barrel. But, we wonder, are our own skirts entirely clean? _ In saying these things, it is necessary to point out that our rountry 'should stand vigil over its holdings, its sovereignty. yVe deplore the disintegration, of our armed forces to such a Doint that we could not adequately defend our position as a nation and as an influential voice in keeping the peace of the *?We are somewhat like the speaker who appeared here this *eek Some of those who heard him may have misinterpreted •his discussion of power— as represented by large armies and natives"'and productive potential. This man did not applaud Dower; he admitted the .existence of power, and every sane, reasonable man rpust do that. , v +u 0 "'. ^D6es this meah, you may ask, that we are advocating the V-usVof force as a medium o.f adjusting the world the way we ''•-think it should be adjusted? Not at all. Put if the forces of diplomacy and- persuasion .fail, where do we go from there? It ^diplomacy and persuasion fail to move our opponent, and he substitutes force against us, what do we do then:' Our apparent confusion and wishful-thinking should be tempered --by -these questions. Because we Americans do not rbelieve in compulsory military training from the democrotic- ! moral viewpoint, it is apocryphal to conclude thot the rest o ,the worjd will believe that as well. And we are still mhabitants ' of the world, and, indeed, an unpredictable world at that. By RAV TUCKER FORTUNE—Federal economists' long-time prosperity fprecasts bear a striking similarity 'to Joseph's Biblical dream and the subsequent advice which' he gave Paroah on Egyptian national plannig. Although their estimates vary, the average pf their guesses is that the United Staes will snjoy about seven years of unbounded good times. Mbrdecai Ezeklel, the well-known department of agriculture wizard, anticipates a high level ol production and purchasing can be maintained for at least five years. Prominent industrialists, businessmen and some who have quit the cabinet and 'war 'agencies only recently, agree ph seven. -More optimistic persons with reputations as prognosticates suggest we have a full decade of comfortable living ahead. It is almost impossible to find anyone trustworthy Who will hazard good fortune for more than ten years. That is their top estimate. JMA6KENZIES AP World traveler FRANKFURT, Germany, March 2.—The devastation wrought by total war in Germany's cities is so terrific that you have to pick your way carefully among the ruins lest your view of more important things be cut off. . Gen. i any is so badly smashed that she would be physically incapable of making; war again for many years even if f.'.ie were allowed to go her own way unhampered. However, the /ery fact that the :eich is "kaput" __je lumber dealers of Texas figure they have the best answer to the.deiriahd for fnofi housing; And I--wouldn't be surprised If they're right. They contend that the black market already has brought inflation to their industry, that OPA ceilings on lumber could be removed without any considerable over-all increase in building costs. They strongly oppose subsidies and so should We. They feel that subsidies and priorities to the manufacturer and pre-fabricator are harmful to the building industry, will injure the home-builder and will not speed the home construction program. It is their strong conviction, also, that people in the lumber and building business can do a better job o) quick building than the government can, that they could, get into high gear if they had the opportunity. * « * THERE IS A REAL likellhooc that the lumbermen have a sound case for the OPA Sti S'MALL bJack fflarkfit toSSs* he majority 61 th6 sales in Tefcas. It was estimated men's association here Monday that,60 u ., v ... entire yellow pine frroduetipfl IrrTflJ* as- Louisiana, tlmto soing thriough black •.rea'tes a grave Jnnger for the a wcekTfworkcd for $2 a week after United Nations. I had graduated from college and , rhis is that • the DATE— The augurs date the start (of the ''Happy Days Are Here Again" era from January, 1947. In their opinion, industry will have reconverted and will be pouring out a vast volume of heavy and light articles by next New Year's. There Wil} be present the three basic factors for prosperity— plenty of money, cpnsumer goods and employment. 'The length of this golden period, which should outshine, the Texas Guirjan-Al Capone days of the middle 'twenties, will depend on how long it will take for the new army of buyers to fill needs created by the war's lack of peacetime manufacturing. The surveys difter on the number IT f years that will be required to meet the backlog of homes, repairs. autos house 'furnishings, new ser- Common Ground By R. C. HOILES Christian Century Publishes ,AitfieJe}s , jlased On Errors ••'•: Ini the .last -issue I attempted to show the great disservice the •Christian Century is rendering to Mleir fellow men by publishing txr- "ticles written by Kermit Eby ot the CIO which uses false promise?. 'from which to draw conclusions. ",As I pointed out in the former Issue his whole theory of raising wage levels is based on the error 'Vha* Increasing purchasing .powe,/ "#br one group by artificial wage 'Increases total purchasing power. It only transfers purchasing power His whole article is based on tlie theory that the workers are re- ,*p6nsible for increased production, 'anE that therefore, they are entitled tp the increased production: They Vnost certainly would be entitled to this incieased pioduttion if they w.ere responsible foi the incieased prdduction, but the workers could "'not.raise their piodu?tion one ipto if they did not have better tools aoribetter methods of saving human labor. The reduced cost in automobiles, in radios, in everything if. 4ufe to better and moie efficient iitows and better knowledge. The. tlncceased production should go U) those people who furnish the to?8ns whether it be ideas or tools ,^O make it possible for workers L'to' ^produce more with a given ^unt of labor the only fair way of deter- Sng liow much gpes to eac)i t of the pi eduction is> to perwiil ' jworkers and all entrepreneurs all capitalists to compete. Td all peopje to help establish lues. And if one:gro<jp p£ work- 1 -re more efficient than anqUiei Nation's Press THE MIDDLE .WESTERN .Douglas's apparent refusal to shift from thu supreme court to interior adds another complication to the democrats' 1948 presidential problem, especially if Harry S. Truman should, not be available for any reason. The bait which the politioos held out to the jurist from the northwest was that the cabinet post would provide him with a ballot-box buildup. In their private canvasses the party bosses seem unable to hit upon anyone except Justice Douglas or Henry A. Wallace as pinchrhit- ter if Mr. Truman refuses to play ball. P. D. R. never permitted a rival to develop within or without his administration for more than twelve years. There is no senator or governor of sufficient prominence or vote appeal to be rushed in as a substitutft! Even should "Jim" Mead win tho New York governorship next fall, his religion and his not being nationally known might prove effective bars. A new figure has appeared in re- cenf, speculation, but his availability ,'.s doubted. He is associate justice Frank Murphy, former governor of Michigan and governor general of the Philippines. For all his seeming otherworldliness, "Our Prank" is astute and ambitious. He has carried the liberal torch in many of his judicial opinions. He has not led a cloistered life since he donned the black robe, appearing at many public and political functions. But there again his. religion may be i handicap. For more than one reason the politicians would like to think the contrary, but they hate to take su:h a long chance in a critical contest. clothing The ex.pectp.il (William Cliainberll(i in iJte Wall Street Journal) The typical mtfweslerner is n.ot "isolationist" ft the -sense-of b<nng blindly Ignorant of the outsid«i world or indifferent to the impact of its problems. Not only the larger cities, but the smaller towns let their full quota of lectures on ^ternalional subjects. But the ie then employers st each other to efficient gioup need a collective P will bid get this They wllf bargaining it up. up the benefits o) fairly mldwesterner seems to have wie of the Missouri "Show Me • sffnt in his or lier,mak?-up. lie is wore inclined to look gift-horses critlca- lly in the mouth, especially, when it is Uncle .Sam who Is doing so much of the giving. hey cannot do this they_ are not esponsibie for the increased pro- luction. Mr, Eby ends up his avtjcje b> saying, "We must dig down pud remove the economic root of this complex. We must provide full empjqyrnent and see that Mr.- X gets a decent job at decent wages. Of course' this does not soimd dangerous unless we analyze who Mr. Eby means by "We." If he means by "We" the state, as he undoubtedly .does, .then he is advocating collectivism; then he is denying the Christian right of an individual lo pursue happiness according lo his own conscience; then he is entirely repudiating Christianity. He is implying by.Uiis statement that he and his Associates through the 'ttate by force have some,way, of giving all people in the United States nnd the world a decent job at decent wages. He is instating thet the state >can take a slow, inefficient, Jnexperienced, lazy, irresponsible person and give him a Accent job at a decent wage. No rational • person is ever foolish enough to make such an absurd statement. Jesus, the greatest 'teacher ot all time said, "The popr yow will always .lifve with you" and yet Mr. Eby who poses as • a minister pf the Gospel .ans} as ( a director of education iind research absolutely repudiates jhe. tfftc}i^§s of;Jesus CJu-ist i&.a P?9P!0*e,s an economic, miracle of men Having a ff^e living and having security whether they produce it pr'jpot. i No roiga-4h'e;' no writer can do El greater disservice to humanity to publish sjjch articles, a.s has written and Century to t^fjj , toto , . .. speedup in. the facilities of production and distribution may shorten the time in which ^accumulation will saturate the market. CYCLE— When the hunger for things lona deferred has been sated, Whether it" be in five or ten years, it is "feared that output will have re&ched such a peak that it cannot be absorbed, In the 'twenties it took about seyeii to eight years, from 1923-1929. in the 'nineties, after the Wg2 depression, it required about the same time. Then, so every school thinks, will ,follow tlie same old cycle of closed 'shops, layoffs, and a swift decline. And the higher estate we rea^h in the interim, the faster may be the slump. ,. . Incidentally, evim the new deahsh "brain trusters" — the few Who ave left—and ubouL convinced that their reforms have not changed and cannot change the laws of economics any more than Joseph's foresight could. ' ' Social security, bankmg, labor and agriculture advances may soften the KITCHEN--Uncle Sam's system for discharging surplus workers is not, setting a good example for private employers in the permanent postwar employment of women in business and industry. The ladies in Washington offices and elsewhere haye staged quiet mutinies over the number of pink Klips that have been handed out since V-J day. It is estimated that more than 300,000 of them have been separated from the service, most of them a- gainst'their will. They wanted to remain on the pay roll. Another factor handicaps theiv permanent retention. The nation's Capital and other municipalities are closing clown the facilities for caring for children while their mothers spend tho clays in offices or factor- lies. They must KO back to the kitchen, whether they like it or not. taught school. The amount of wages a man gets does not tell the whole story. If he had had an opportunity to learn, that is part of his wage. I quit working for the same firm 16 years later when I was getting S200 a week. The $2 a week I got when I started was all I was worth at that time and at that, place. Mr. Kent seems to think that wages are based on needs rather than on what someone else thinks the worker's production is worth. One can spin any yarn about the needs of people, but needs have nothing to do with wages. Wages are the result of what some other worker will voluntarily pay for the production. If Mr. Kent cannot find anybody else who will pay him more than $20 n week for 40 hours, he is evidently getting all he is worth. And if he is so anxious to get more than S90 why docs he not work longer than 40 hours? It is his privilege to have idleness nart of his time rather than work if he wants it. but^hc need not complain about not having enough to get what he wants by working only '40 hours a week. I want everybody to get all they produce—all that the employer can trade the production of the worker •for—because I am convinced that' if wages are established by needs or by bv force or by coercion that they will get lower and lower instead of higher. Does Mr. Kent have any plan so that the slow, inefficient or inexperienced worker can permanently have a .lob at more than he produces? If he has, he should make it known because he would be the greatest benefactor the world has ever known. But if he has no such a plan, then why criticize the American way, the competitive system, that has raised wages faster than any other system in any other country in the world? Instead, we should try to put it more completely into practice and eliminate the injustice that comes from special privilege granted by coercion or by law. It is only because too many people have discarded this plan that wages have not been raised as fast as they could have during the last 20 years. R. C. HOILES, Santa Ana-, Calif. MHes may be ulled into a feel- .ng of 'false security ;heir and relay avowed de- because of nels. Several lumbefmenlbla.l|le..-tn rentae was neaWWn. termination to sit 311 the lid In. ...<«, U ii, 3ermany until it DEWIT1 MACKiHZH its clear that its people have been reformed. Germany is militarily impotent. But there is small doubt that while the Germans are beaten physically they that aren't beaten mentally, and their transformation into a the lumber black market which L penalizing severely the legitimate dealers who are attempting to observe the law and the regulations. It could be well established, t am sure, that the large lumber mill operators 'have been pretty well hamstrung by the OPA since the beginning. They certainly make that contention and have all along. They have obeyed all the rules and regulations. They report that lumber is up in price an average of 24 per cent over the price before ' ' in the 93 per percentage was So we have* ah unhealtHy kWd;W lumber-shopping which costs; every* body concerned. • ' ' -; The builder' now goes to,Ml. mills to get his tambj&JSi' what he has to pay. There is such thing as a celling. , . ; These black market, operators doing so well that a stiff ijlie der the price control apt, ifjtj levied against any of them, *~ " be the slightest deterrent/ ,. ....... So, with' 60 to 80 per cent of lumber being sold in black 4na channels without regard Ttf. ceuj it is easy to see why the legltrn lumberman has a^uawk and m coming. ' i.t-1. The inflation is here in lumbfer because of that situation. " : And for those who have been hOA* est. honesty hasn't been the best policy for their own Welfare. It,l6i| serious situation to wrjlcli wavW the lumbermen's answer Is ;tne Befit the war. while labor costs mill districts have soared peace minded people will involve a very long period of reeducation and military occupation. The peace of Europe does not necessarily depend on German mentality. Germany is strategically the heart of the continent, not only militarily but politically. Should the rcich become the battleground to determine the balance of power In Europe, We should have a situation which easily produce another upheaval. The wholesale readjustment of the balance of power as Europe has cast Uncle Sam in the role of friendly mediator between Russia and Britain. Should American public opin- Jon result in our abandonment of the original plan of occupation in Germany, it would create a vacuum in the reich that would necessarily be filled by another power and that would produce a whirlwind. As to the general situation in cent, maintaining and operating costs 130 per cent. So, in the main, they have quit producing lumber, in quantity anyway. They say they simply can't afford to operate on that basis. Several large Texas and Louisiana mills have closed since Jan. 1 because "OPA regulations won't permit them to operate at a profit." And while lumber is needed desperately. One such mill, Tremont Lumber Co. at Rochelle, La., which has been operating continuously since 1908 and his timber available to operate Indefinitely, has closed its doors recently, throwing 425 men out of work and cutting off another source answer. Red River Dave fill Write for 12 Hours SAN ANTONIO, March Red River Dave, cowboy singer, has appeared on radio, stage and screen and who.has made recordings, today began a Unique song- athon, chained to a piano fttttt watched by police. ' -•. •, He will attempt to establish ,a. new record in,marathon song .wrty- ing. He hopes to produce i at leslfet 50 new songs in a 12-hour period which began.at 8 a. m. today. 1 , r Judges represent Boxofflce, y- ricty and other trade publications. Police arc present "to Insure Bis continued work." > The English islands of Jersey, Guernsey, and Alderney, ^ach.f^- mous for a breed of cattle,^ are' ito the English Channel.. ... •' ;,H Germany, things are There are. three main improving, bottlenecks | U. S. Army Group | a ; . i .. ' ' ' • HORIZONTAL 49 Mistake 1,6 Depicted is 50 Tramples AiiN>vrf to Prevlonn V but that is about all. And be so swollen the 'tliat it may be difficult or impossible tp finance ,v federal rescue act on a cast scale ............... COMPLICATIONS —William O. Hcrlingen Field Declared Surplus HARLINGEN, March 2 —(/Pi- Efforts of citizens of Harlingen to keep the Harlingen arm yair field .on an actjy.e status apparently were balked yesterday when Coy. W. J. Seldon, commanding the field, announced the field had been declared surplus. Government property at the in- Position Ope not Lefors Postoffice An open competitive examination to fill the vacancy of postmaster at Lefors has -been announced by the United States civil service commission. The competition will close March 27 ai)d applicants must have taken their examination by that time. The position pays $2,400 per year with overtime pay for all over hours a week. The position is open to both men and women. Further information tray be obtained at the Lefors post office or from the United States civil service commission," Washing- ] ton 25, D. C. in the rehabilitation program — food, coal and transport. There is a serious shortage of food in many areas of the four Allied zones of occupation. 'There is much illness and in some sections there have been epidemics or are threats of them. It .is incongruous to see the Germans going about wearing far better clothing than the folk in the countries which were occupied. The Hitlerite military stripped most of the conquered countries and sent home so much wearing apparel that many German families have enough fine things to last for years. I?rogress also is being made in denazifying Germany and in getting democratic institutions under way. Among other things the schools have been purged and the little folk no • longer are being taught nazism and militarism in the classroom. A point which stands out clearly as a warning to the Allies is that while the German people are chas- toned by their beating, their natures haven't yet been changed. insigne of U.S Army - — Division 10 Symbol for silver 11 Trepidation 13 Daybreak (comb, form) 14 Sea eagle 16 Sailor's tale VERTICAL, 1 Merited •< 3 Height (ab ) 4 Attempt 6 Male child 7 Symbol for iridium 17 Shield bearing 8 Called IQOM ™nman£h 9 Hole diggers 5 Period of time 17 Face toward the east 18 Editors (ab ) 20 Incident 22 Invoices 29 Dress ' 30.Peruser 22 Provided with weapons 23 Tip anew ^ 24 Rows 25 Half ' 26 Scatters 27 It. a unit '.of theU S. Army 28 Half-em 29 Italian river 31 Cease 34 Place 35 Small candle 37 Condition 38 Right (ab.) 40 Cubic meter 41 Broad 42 Demigod 44 Wife of Geraint in fir Arthurian .legend 95 Of the thing 46 Say again 48 Cloth measure « Written torm . ., «* Mistress 32 Unlocked' 36 Crimson ;i 38 Corded fabric 39 Wastef / allowance . , 42 She ,43 Boat paddV 46 Universal ' J 4 Auricle 15 Remove 33 Dangers 34 Compass point language. , 47 Symbol for 3-4 so m 35 They Died By DOROTHY STALEY 5< " i "- '"' stallatioh is 'estimated $15,000,000. • Peter Edson's Column: SOME MORE LITTLE NEWS ABOUT BIG PEOPLE By Vli'i'KR KUSON NEA WASHINGTON 1 . (N£A> — Harold Ickes had quite a time with, photographers on the .day lie left office as secretary of the .interior. .They wanted to pose him cleaning out his desk, paqjdne bis brief case to take home for the last time, etc. "This is too realistic to -suit me, cracked Ickes, but that didn't deter the" camera-men- in" the" slightest. ' "Take a 'letter und-act like. .you were stuffing it hi your brief case," directed one photographer. Ickes reached for a letter and came up with one signed by Tru-man. "Wait a minute," Ickes ordered," '"till I dig-'down and get one signed by Roosevelt." * * * ,. • -All during the w.av, General of the Army George C. Marshall drew nay and allowances of around $3.4,- OQO a year as fchief ,!of stoft while his ' subordinate, General 'of the Army Henry H. Arnold, drew $16,000 as chief .pf the, .air fprpes. ' The difference ca,jne from, the lact that Arnold was alge to qualify for flying pay> Pongrpss, h, 9 wever, is tf cuvb « riman, Byrnes insisted that goes throuf h, o^ly personnel of keeping a few small jlanes at air bases, j lls t to joy-ride dr forpes personnel around for enough hours every month to qualify them fpr flying pay. Congress is also askipg tlie secretaries of war and navy to submit new recom- for revision of all extra pay given paratroopers, submarine crews £nd other special service forces, NOTES FROM A dU!'P-BE POET Lines ananymously pompqs^d and circulated thrpugh OPA while the wage-price policy was being for raiilated: kittle man Truman Sat in a room an' • • Juggled with 'prices and pay. Along .came a Snyder To loose a broadsider And frighten Chet Bowjes a.way. Secretary of State James P. Byr- ijes is still , awfully shy when the press is around, and doesn't hesj- to show' it. In the press confer ceremony at which he pinned &1 Merit on the retiring Moscow, OvereJl Haj> XXIX TV/TY MISS JENNY rocked back and forth, her body shaken by great sobs, and neither Dru nor I _^ could quiet her, but when Betsy A l^ing pigeon released from I began to cry, she tried to get hold Arras, Prance, on Aug. 15, 1931, of herself. I sent for Dr. Bertolette reached its home in Saigo, Indo-1 any how and he put-my Miss Jenny •to bed with an opiate. All evening as I sat by her bed those words kept ringing in my ears. "What have I done? What have I done?" It was a question we could all well ask ourselves.-For where indeed had this thing be'g'un and which one of us was guiltless ol its growth? The next morning w* gathered to value China, 7200 miles away, in just'24 days. o cluck. "Ordinarily," he said to larriinan, "I'd say I now leave you o their tender mercies." He waved to the state department j j th library al i 'the family " ' correspondents. ."Jf^you find any of hem who has any mercy and is tender, I'll awaj'd J»lm a me|dal." IS WHERE IT Hopsing Expediter Wilson Wyatt I has given further proof of his prowess a^' a gO'getter by finding a house 'HEN we were all there, they went over and over the same things again. Finally .Zern shuffled his papers and squinted at Jeffrey Hazlett and Straub took his cigar from his mouth and leaned toward him. Jeffrey Ipoked uncomfortable and siv.fted a tyt in his chair. Then he said, "I'm sorry,' Fletch, .but I'm afraid. , . . You see, we can't check your movements after eleven o'clock, The Dwyers. say you left their home jwst as .the eleven o'clock news broadcast came 'oh -and Jt would lake you only twenty minutes to come home from there." i-Fletch looked ,at l>im blankly, "I told you I had. a fl.at tire and. it took a while to change it because " studjo snoiay alter one." .Sb,e turned to Straub. "That is wh^to I left my handkerchief. Pen played for me and then we wf*e ^iist sitting there. Talking. I had b*en there abotft an hour. It hajln't»(j«!» gun to storm yet." She looked, 4t Jcflrey Hazlett. "You knpw hpW the old Barclay house Pen has turned the wh9le the hall and living room ing room into, his studio. urally we could hear this knoc at the door and Pen called Who's there?' It was Phil, and Pert ' .She* "YQ.U said, 'Here, you better get sight until I get ridyrb-e- turned to Jeffrey again know the small room Mr. had for a den!.Right,off v the Uvtyg room." Jeffrey nodded.' 'Well, nov> that's a powder room, but the Ol« door to the garden is stifl there, So I went in there." She looked appealing]y,at Fl^lf h. I felt M> cheap. Like a ratjier my Miss Jenny, and 'the servants, while Pr. Eicljards.read "The' Order for the Burial of the Dead," as the prayer book calls it. Then we took Phillipa out to St. Mark's churchyard and left her iij the Willson Jamijy vault, and, all the time I could hear Betsy trouble with the jack." Straub quirked his- lips and for his own occupancy hi crowded 1 saying to her that hot third of July He feat in a little over a mpntfx is way' uiider'pay' for {.he course, Further, Mrs.'Wyatt is 'coming ion to Washington from Stories- that -her husband w^s work ing so hard he got .only three hours sleep j a riJght ferp^ght her to tl>e capital on the ^PMMle to P"t.,a "*"" to such foolishness^ * * * . One ^f the pr,qu.deft possessions of Paul PQrjer, "tlie »ew OPA ad- afternoon, "But you are a spn." Because the library had been otherwise occupied, Zern and Slraub and Jeffrey Hazlett had made their hea'dqyarters in the dining roorn, around the long table. shifled his weight in his -chair with an impatient gesture, "I told you he'd bring that up. They al,ways, do." "Oh, come now," Zern said, "that's stretching it too thin. .Get it over wjth, chief. Tell hjm he's under arrest. We know you met your wife and . , ." <(You know no such thing." The scorn in Betsy's voice should have withered Zern, but it didn't. In fact, there was quite a bit of sporn ip his voice as he answered, her. "No? Then maybe ypp can tell play." She slopped and'-nq 096 said anything. ' . , "Phil was shoutjng 9t ., , 'Pen for Pete's sake, let me in, .. gomg to storm and I'm out of gas. I'll have to stay'here .'. ."'Betsy stopped speaking and her lips "'. . . again.*" Betsy buried her face hands. Somewhere -far hear PhUlipa saying, wheie he is wfcen IM you. Go on. I dave ypj. tell you if I want^3 * would he want with a bvead and milk. .She ' " ministrator wt»P ' Chester . Bowles, 'fa |ihj\teler4«>,pe which Eva Braun $or waiting to call her aouv«< the army ignored it and went righ told her she laughed at hjjn- 'wh,Q's here?' 1 y_ gave 'us p,o time. We were us what happened." told we were tp be there as soon Betsy's voice never as we could lay aside our hats. "No, J can't tell yqu what ligp : Betsy went to get Dru who hadlpened, but Fletph stayed with mx.Ji/Jsss Jenny, j&o I'" ' -'— il -'" i was the first .one down and as 1 went in, I hesjifd Z.er» s,^ring, v ,l - * 'guy would hav^ though!; had done It-'on aeccs&st blackmail angle if It hadn't lor the fact that that wauld d.QJ>e the very thing he djtija't'

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