Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on June 19, 1947 · Page 14
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Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas · Page 14

Pampa, Texas
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Thursday, June 19, 1947
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News, Thursday, Jutic 19,1947 Texas' most consistent newspaper dftlly except Saturday by The Pampa News, 321 W. Poster Av6 Texas. Phone 666. All departments. MEMBER OF THE AS3O- .-, -SD PRESS (Full Leased Wire). The Associated Press is entitled ex- CltfBiVely to the use for republlcatlou of all the local news printed in this tkWBpftper. as well as all AP news dispatches. Entered as second class BWltter at the post office at Pampa Texas, under the Act of March 3rd, 1878. „., SUBSCRIPTION RATES .. CARRIER In Pampa 25c per week. Paid In advance (at off ce) $8.00 per tfts. |6.00 per six months, $12.00 per year. Price i)Cr single copy » NO ftia.ll orders accepted In localities served br carrier flenvery. JERSEY JUSTICE—NEW STYLE We should like to cite, as a minor triumph of justice a recent decision of the New Jersey Supreme Court which wrote a happy ending, so for as the public is concerned % to the sad story of Susan Rowers. Susan Bowers—that isn't her real name, but it's the only one we hno\v—was arrested last fall in New Jersey Her offense was trying to hitch n ride in a small corner of our happy land (to wit, Hackensack) where ride- thumbing makes one a "disorderly person." Susan, pretty and 20, pleaded guilty but refused to tell the police mudi about herself. For the double crime of hitch-hiking and reticence she received a six-month sentence. The Civil Liberties Union got her case reopened after the New York and New Jersey papers had raised a howl. Again she was found guilty, but this time she was freed after two days. Some months later Susan Bowers turned in Arizona. There she received more enlightened treatment. She was sent to a state hospital where the doctors said she was suffering from a psychosis. But her parents finally were located and Susan went back to them in her Montana home town. We hope that Susan is better and that whatever was troubling her has been erased from her mind. And we are grateful to the New Jersey justices for deciding, in this ctey when psychiatry is on the march, that keeping one's own counsel or indulging in harmless unconventionalities of behavior is not an affront to society that merits a jail sentence. Part of the Supreme Court's opinion seems to us worth quoting: "It is not an offense to have a dirty face or to Wear blue overalls or tr, ride by gratuitous rides from Bang-or, Me., to Florida, or to sleep in a truck or to pick potatoes in one or another part of the country, or with $14 in pocket to be temporarily out of employment on the way from completion of one job to the search for another." This wise decision should bring joy and comfort to Jerseys happy residents and to travelers passing through. On the first count most small boys are spared any more serious penalty than their mothers' displeasure. On the second, blue-jeaned bobby soxers are absolved of blame. The third finding makes it all right to hitch-hike— it you don t get let off in Hackensack. The call of the open road is legitimized in the fourth, so long as the truck driver doesn't mind. On the fifth count, the established practice of itinerant farm work gets judicial approval. And on the last, the justices found that the misfortune ol being,.dowjj^n one's luck doesn't necessarily constitute vagrancy. t The com* also gave the pleasant reassurance that, in the U. S. temporary unemployment, and a total capital of $14 do not lesson the dignity of the individual or destroy his equal rights before the law. Grade Reports By GRACIE ALLEN Well, I see that a doctor from a medical college In Brooklyn says that a man is really a man when he reaches 24 years of age and_has hair in his ears.j "~" P t fr in George's j conversation I'd 1 always thought! that, in Brooklyn, 1 man wasn't rcally a man u til he'd bitten nisi first umpire. Itj was also my im-j pression that hair! 3n the chest was Grade the mark of masculinity, but I suppose this new hair-in-the-eurs theory is more in keeping with mo- dern trends of living— everything e...e is going up. I wrote to my brother, Willy. about the doctor's idea and he's pretty upset. He's too bashful to ask anyone else if he has hair in his ears and so far he hasn't been able to find a mirror wide enough to include his ears when he looks into it! A hundred pounds of slaked shell lime, 16 egg whites and yolks, a, gallon of buttermilk, a pound of butter, IV' "pounds of sugar, and 50 pounds of water are mixed by plasterers of Chunar, India, to make a plaster that will take a polish, is like marble, and stands washing. BIRDS SANK SHIPS In ancient days, migrating birds crossed the Mediterranean in such numbers that, they .sank sailing vessels by setting on them to rest their wingE. Common Ground By R. C. HOILES jCbmpufsory Military Training" If compulsory military training is not in hejinony with God's iawa then it is not preparedness. If compulsory military framing is right, then the whole doctrine of the Declaration of Independence is absolutely wrong. Then the whole idea of the American way of life has been wrong all these years. Then the Ten Commandments and the Sermon on the Mount have been wrong. j Compulsory military training is) not preparedness because it is im- robbery. It is nn unwilling- • ness on the part. of the elderly peo- •ple to pay enough to protect their country from what they imagine toi be n danger. They think they can draft (he youngsters who do not ,oven have a vote and make them serve lov Jess lhan what their time is worth. It is robbery. There] is no move justification o£ draft- ••< ing soldiers than (here is in drafting policemen and sheriffs, and the, only reason it is proposed is tr.tju people believe I he thief can bene-j fit- But ns Emerson snid, "The'j thief steals from himself." And/ when people so deteriorate in mor-f .als thai, they arc willing to rob'; one part of the whole, they are 5n a precarious position. ; This nation .is stronger than nnyj other nation because it. did not'] believe in the principle of ..compulsion, because R believed in volun-' tary agreements instead of coer-l cion. This government was basedjj pn a voluntary contract between^ people. Compulsory military 1 lrain-t jng is a denial of that principle.) , This nation will be much better' prepared to defend itself against' any outside nation or against in- ' side forces of destruction of moral! Jdeals without compulsory military) training. It will be much bclteri breparcd because it will respect! Jiuman initiative and the nation' that respecls the human initiative j t>f all people and does not have toi Jiavc initiative sanctioned or sieved* W A S H t N G T O, N „ By RAY TUCKER CANDIDATES—When a politically important state has two prospective candidates for an imminent presidential nomination, as Ohio has in Senators Robert A. Taft and John W. Qricker. H is essential that the members of the House delegation back the eventual victor, if any. Otherwise, they would be in the most distinguished doghouse in the United States if the rfian they opposed should happen to win the presidency. With that difficulty in mind. Re- ublican House members from the Buckeye State cornered Mr. Bt'icker several months ago. and nsked the score between himself ant! Senator Taft in 1948. He explained that the son of the former President had stepped aside for him in 1944, and that he would return the compliment next year. HR added that he had made no formal announcement at Mr. Taft's own request. The reason for the lattnr's delay is obvious. Were Mr. Bricker to take himself out of the contest it would amount to notice that ,his senatorial collogue was an active candidate. Unlike Harold E. Stusscn. Mr. Taft prefers to await an irrcslslablc. public demand tliat lie head the G.O.P. ticket in 1948. SHOCKED—In view of this brick- ground. Ohio's Republican representation in the House was shocked and chagrined when they recently received a letter urging them to support Mr. Bricker for president because of his anti-Red record. It carried the signature of John W. Galbraith. chairman of the Veterans Committee Against Communism. Every well-informed pressman knows that men! will develop forces that will be able to defend itself againstj hat ions that practice compulsory j (military -service. •' The history of nations shows .thai those who have had compul-' 'sory military training have been vanquished. Germany for years'! 1 bas had compulsory military ser- jvice. Many a German left that country and came 1o the United Stales because of this compulsory- wilitary training. These Germans became good American citizens'; that were liberty loving people. •< But the belief in. compulsory military training is the natural re* suit of compulsory state educa-i tion. They go hand in hand. Com-j pulsory education is compulsion.' Jt is compelling people to pay for something that they do not want Jand compelling them to have their (children educated in a way suited to the state. And when people are brought, up to believe in compul- 'sory education, it is natural for them to believe in compulsory military training. Both compulsory education and compulsory military training are incompatible with the American way of life as set, down by the Declaration of Independence, the Ten Comandments; and the Sermon on the Mount. In- ; stead of compulsory military training strengthening our nation, it' will greatly weaken it. Ohio Con- John Galbreath. Columbus real-estate operator and part owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates along with "fling" Crosby, is Mr. Bricker's political pal and "angel." so to speak. He helped to put the former Governor into politics, and they are still good friends. QUESTION—If he were privately sponsoring a Bricker-for-President novement. it meant only one thing, t meant that Mr, Bricker was say- one thing and meaning some- hing else. The dismayed Ohioans at the vestern wing of the Capitol Build\\Z held a political huddle, and ecided to put the important ques- ion straight to Mr. Bricker him- elf. He laughed quietly as he pointed iUt that Mr. Galbraith. who wrote .rid signed the letter, was not Mr. Galbrenth. He explained that he did ot know the anti-Communist suon- or of his candidacy. QUITTING—Senator Arthur H. Vantlentaorg. president pro temopre f the Senate, chairman of the foreign Relations Communist and a <ey. Roosevelt-Truman adviser on 'oreign policies, will retire from niblic life at the end of his present term, unless the Republicans lominatc and elect him to the White House next year. This will not be news to Michigan readers, for he announced his plans on the day after his re-election last November. His present term ids in 1953. when he will be almost si::ty-nine . and he thinks that he deserves a rest. The departure of so able and likeable a n\an from Washington however, will probably be a surprise to most people, who were reading other news stories on the day after last year's exciting elec- Government competition with business, or permanent government financial assistance to business arc the. cornerstones of socialism,—Rep. Walter Ploeser (R) of Missouri AIR WAVES TUMULT WASinNGTON— (WE A1 Another grand ro\v of "freedom of the air" is now shaping up in Congress over Maine Republican Sen. Wallace H. White's new bill to amend the 20-year-old Federal Communications act, under which broadcasting is licensed and regulated. The act was last amended in 1934. In the seven intervening years there have been number of industry attempts to amend it some tuore and curb what have been branded as the "dictatorial" powers of the Federal Communications Commission. Last attempt was made in 1943 when Senators White and Burton K. Wheelev collaborated to rewrite the law. That, ended in stalemate when the Senate Interstate Commerce Committee, after lengthy hearings failed to bring PCC's then stormy-petrel chairman James Lawrence Ply into any kind of agreement with the National Association of Broadcasters, the radio station operators' trade organization. NAB finally decided to sign otf and wait for more favorable atmospheric conditions in Congress. That came this year. Ply had long since llown, He was succeeded by Paul Porter, and Porter was succeeded by 35-year-old Charles R. 'Denny. Relations between the industry and the FCC are probably better than they have ever been before. Also the Republicans have taken ovei Congress. AN OLD STORY WITH A NEW TITLE ,-So the broadcasters went to work on their pet project of ending FCC authority to regulate radio in the public interest. On the side, broad- casters wanted to get full property riphts on frequencies now assigned them by license for three-year terms, renewal being dependent on each station's good behavior as judged by PCC standards. In a session of Congress made notable by many attempts to grab huge chunks of the public domain for private this is outstanding. Senator White v/cnt to work oa drafting some new legislation and recently introduced his masterpiece. Much to the amazement and chagrin of the broadcasters, two- Jiirds of the measure was lifted jodily from the old Wheeler-White >ill of 1943. The other third was largely made up of amendments to the 1943 bill, as worked out in Senate interstate Commerce Committee hearings four years ago In a fe\v technical detail*, the old draft has been revised. For instance, instead of limiting any one broadcasting company to ownership of live television and six FM stations, the new White bill prohibits single ownership of any radio broadcasting .service to more than one-fourth of the U. S. population. Otherwise, broadcaster have found that many of the FCC practices to which they have objected have been put right in Senator White's bill. The radio trade press now calls hainnun White hopes to get the bill "dangerous." It says tin bill scares the industry, that th cures offered are worse than tin disease, and that "the bill goes to tar in trying to protect the publi interest," which is a novel criticisn of any law, to say the least. Hearings on the White bill wer started this wee& before a Senat Interstate Commerce subcommitte' he hearings over in a couple f weeks, because most of the evl- ence was heard four years ago •assage by the Senate this year is possibility, but House action on. n identical bill introduced by Con- ressman Chsirles A. Wolverton of •few Jersey is uncertain. ETWOHKS SAY JILL WILL WRECK THEM Prom NAB President Justin Miler comes a warning not to be in oo much of a hurry. "I am hopc- ul that the hearings will not be ic-ld hastily," he says. The industrj i'ants a chance to look this one n-er carefully and possibly do ot of amending. Just before Senator White intro- luccd the bill, NAB made public n a pamphlet iorm a letter to Rep. Harris Ellsworth of Oregon clinching a new attack on th FCC "Blue Book." This was a polic statement issued in March, 1945,tc spell out the public service responsibilities ol' riuiio station operators. Some of the Blue Book provisions arc included in (he new White bill. Radio networks claim the White bill will wreck them. Other White bill provisions the broadcasters don't like include: Requiring stations to announce the source of all news and label all statements of opinion. Granting equal opportunity for radio time to all political candidates. Banning political programs 24 hours before elections. Granting FCC authority to issue "cease and desist" orders to end broadcasting practices which the commission disapproves. Permitting FCC to consider a station': T\-'o other veteran workhorses are also quitting—Wallace H. White of Maine. Republican Senate leader, and "Ed" Johnson of Colorado. Administration advisers are trying to lersuadn Mr. Johnson to run again, for they fear that they may lose Colorado without, him on l-hn ticket- But, he insists that he intends to 3OW OUt. PLANS— The Democrats have already laid plans which, they nor,-;. will enable them to recapture the Senate next year. They will need a majority in the upper chamber. where major Truman-Marshall moves on the checkerboard of foreign affairs must be ratified. They have only slight expectation of regaining a majority in the House. The senatorial odds appear to favor the Administration. To obtain numerical control of the Sanate. they must pick up only four seats. Outside the Solid South, only four Democrats are up lor re-election. whereas eighteen Senate Republicans must face the voters. J SCtt*?- WWEN.l -THINKW*:. 'fg ( ALL, THE LITTLE UNSUSPECTIHG «3f? ; QUrfCK:; GIVE ""CM* BUCK FOR? MY CLASS Doit fossfe* to LEAVE MOMEV POP THE MOUSE' ( PEMEMBER MAVE TBN MOUTHS ^ ^ , DADDY l NEED FlFTV FOR THE GUVS setriNs THIS MOMtH.' -F?USM AT EACH CWHER. WITH TOMMVHAWKS— AMD I UttOKfT VULTURES ALREADY GATHERING FOR FEAST f. r VOU WALK TWENTY PACES THAT WAY— I WALK TWENTY PACE4 THIS WAY- THEN WE. UOTH GIVE WA'R -WHOOP — TURN AROUND—- V/E BOTH V/AMT MINNIE MUSTACHE. ONLY ON5. CAM HAVE HE«. HAPPY HUNTING GRODNO, HERE YOU .COME..? DOM'T WORRY.*"- AH WON'T LET 'EM CHOMP UP TH' LOSER. AH'LL SELL TH' CARCASS TO A FERTILIZER. FACTORY.':'' WHAT WAS ] HEE NMAE? R.O-SOMETHING. ROWAN ...,NO- TSK.TSU'.! OR W&S THAT THE BABV GIRL I USEP ON A MASAZINE COVER ABOUT THfcTTIME? PLEASE CONCENTRATE, .--. SUM, IT'S VERV ^AND THE NWrtE'SQM THBTIP IMPORTANT.VOP IM TONGUE,.. ROWAY! THAT'S IT'. THE WOTHEfc WA5 THINIC X LET'S 56E...I P&WTED HfkRP, MR.} IT 1(0 NEW VOfcK. 'N '22.. KOONU! j TrltT ,-AcTieS INFANT? NO. USED HIWOM WfXTTS B&BV FOOD5. W&S IT THE BUTJJUEEIN.S'.IH. WU CM RECALL SOMETHING THAT WILL GIVE A, CLLJE TO WHM POSED TOR THE KRINGLE FIRST $KN IN MADISON THE MOTHEC WA.S A TEAPEZB ARTIST IN THE CIRCUS PUWN5 M" THE OLD (S/VRDEN 1 . MOPPET THW-\JVAIT! WHY'N TH' JUMPIN 1 BLUE BLAXE* COOLON'TCHA. GIVE ME JUST ONE MINUTE MORE TORE ^ Y'MA.Oe WITH VER SILLY / OL 1 S/\DGETp ' >OU'RE BACK IN THE V TWENTIETH CE.NTURV } NOW, OOP., j|OU WON'T ) HAVE TO^ORRV jL ABOUT HIM f/ ANV MORE. A L ME . . MORE TICK AN 1 NOBODV'D EVER T'WOi?Ry ANY MORE /\BOUT THAT PUP.' TH / BA.SHAW... / WHERE'O I HE GO? /(f V5IP Y OU GW£ '-vrrAXL. ?£MUDA*6( friONOER THE DOPED ,!F WEREl? OFASUP-U 1AKE CAR£ OF THS HtW' CARROt £fA£LL-Urt WORRf ABOUT " CPU. 1947 »r NtA 5HIVICI, INC. T. M. «C8. U.S. THANK* FOR tttt HONKlttC, StT THt tAOVitN FEU.OWS1 X 00 WT THINK THE OU> CtWVTt V»OU\.0 HAVE STARTED VOUR SUPPORT! MoLlOM. r HiM^ Mo, \WB SAT AMD LISTENED GUM-BEARER. SAVVIED DRUM TALK AND I SAW HIS EVES GET DRUM MAKE .. DRLM FELLA SAY ^HARfEM SPEAR... ATTACK SETTLEMEMn DID YOU £Cf?AM WHEM YOU THE WAP2. DRUMS, ME-iLISHTHfAE-T? CLINCH Tlie Democrats, of program performance whether to renew its license. deciding course, must clinch the seats they now hold to reach their goal. The four non-Southerners on trial in 1948 are Senators Johnson of Colorado. Theodore Green of Rhode Island. Carl Hatch of New Mexico and James E. Murray of Montana. Messrs. Hatch and Green are regarded as sure winners, but Montana G.O.P.-ers, together with ex- Senator Burton K. Wheeler's Democratic wing, may unseat Mr. Mur•ay. That is why the pressure lias seen applied to Mr. Johnson to stand again. The Democrats hope to regain the necessary four seats by defeating at least that, number of the following Republicans: Moore of Oklahoma. Revercomb of West Virginia, Cooper of Kentucky. Buck of Delaware. Robertson of Wyoming, Brooks of Illinois. < S' •n What they mean in politics by the draft is that you get out all your friends and all your friends' friends and everybody you or they can command and organize far and near anc work every angle to get yourself drafted.—Gov. Earl Warren of Ca}j- talked fast, but not fast enough to convince anybody. WHAT WA5 THE USE OF (VIE T KEEP HIDIN' AFTER YOU FOUND MY HAT ? TAIK- I 1 KNEW YOU'D FIND ME, AND THAT i ING WOULD'VE MADE A BAD SITUATION WORSE INCIDENT[ AUY, FLINT, IT'S A SMALL WORLD. CONNIE AND I ARE OLD FKIENDS.^ I DROPPED IN TO TELL HER ABOUT A RADIO JOB I HEARD ABOUT, . THEN BAT DENVER KNOCKED ON THE DOOR. OKAY, W IN A SPOT* I KHOW HE AND CONNIE ARE IN LOVE AtiD HE'S A PRI2EFI&HT6R; 50 I DUCK. /VOU LfEO TO ME, CONNIE. f YOU LIEO ABOUT FLINT, TOO, DIDN'T YOU? MAYBE THIS TINHORN IS WE FRIEND L WHO'D LIKE TO S6£ Me THRO 1 .*.' 7«e FIGHT. WHAT'S THAT.' 7HKOW WHAT fIGHT? HAD TIME TO [ FIGURE IT ALL OUT, i DIDN'T YOU, ItlF DO VOU MEAN TO $AY YOU CHASED ME THROUGH THE LOT JUST TO PROVE YOU'fJE A GOOP ACTOR? fornia. •»,*!* ANDY GETS THE ANSWERS ON BUTTONS' By Al Drov«r AND SAY! YOU HSOY CAN COLLECT )/ GREAT \Q DIFFERENT \ GOING BUTTONS, TOO \j MOM TO BOY PEP! I GOT 'EM IN KELLOSS'S ONE IN EVERY PACKAGE! ece) SET THOSE SWEL.L COMIC BUTTONS ? 00 PLENTY MA WINKLg, AMD SUPERMAN!/ IMAGINE! KEULOSG'S PEP GIVES^J VOU BETTER NUTRITION THAN / WHOLE WHEAT — WITH THE PAV'5\ NEED OF SUNSHINE VITAMIN O IN J A ONE-OUNCE SERVING/ —i -~* (M-AA-M! PE.P'S REALLV 60OD! AND THESE BUTTONS ARE KEEN! LOOK, K/OSl COLLECT THESE . GREAT COMIC BUTTONS f > ONE AS A PRIZE IN EVERY WCKA6E OF 18 FAVORITES FROM THE FUNNIES! WLWi turn KITH itiw cnufwp umt wap mnsc -• IP* YES-YES! PUT TELL. ME.-.PID THAT LITTL.6 BLONDE GlfcU, JOAN GRAY, HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH IT? YES, S1R.ANP IF I MAY SAY IT, SIR, YOU FRISHTEN6P, HO HO! oo 6ET THE JOB? WHEN SHE SAIP YOU WERE USING SIOUX INPIANS IN YOUR PICTURE t IMMEPIATELY 5AWAKI OPPORTUNITV TO ACT LIKE A MAD ALGO1MQU/AIM.,. SO IVE C30T TO THANK BJR FOR THE JOB! V'SEE, I HAVEhfTBEEN IN A PICTURE IN TWO YEARS AND... OH. I'P LIKE. TO SEE- MR..WEMLEY IT'S VERY IMPORTANT. FATHER ABOUT FlrrtlHS I HILE MOTHER I AMD STUFF WAT IS, IP He V/IU- SHCW'V M& ^0^j^—^^ r ^^ f t > \ ««l«^lVi, s* > «'><'lA» 1 H4*.W|d*tfUiUfMl ^ >«* i'.v'iV 1 '*-*^^ 1 - uaMtJiCBgj

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