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Most Consistent Sftiartffc? I* 'ft* Pa£tp« Ne*i 122 W. Fottft A»*.. Pt&lHt, liU. MEMBER Of fttfc ASSOCIATED PBBS3 (Poll , Prim is ochuftely rtitlflM to the use for pnfattaUott ***«• dapflfchf* credited to [t or otfwr wfee era)it«d to this paper and *I» the f fieWt, pnMWied herein. Entered as tivonA cl**« matter at the post office It t, jTcgt, tmdefPit act of March 3rd, 1ST9. 1 W SfHlSCRlJTION RATES flf 1 "fMfft&lfeR hi Parmm 45c per week. tl.OO per month. Paid In advance, tS.OO fUt t nJontto. $6.00 per «i* months. SI2.Oft per year. Price per single copy 5 etnt*. -**d«*«a»ot«d In localitiei (erred by carrier delivery. EVEN IN AMERICA At .0.point on two Tennessee highways near Memphis last Ff-ktey flight a high-powered rifle of some sort was used to fire bri Dotfe Greyhound Lines buses. One man is in a Memphis .hospital recovering from a rifle slug in his bock. He might have -.^en. killed, and the bus might have been wrecked. iOn Feb. 23 a bus was ambushed and fired upon near Byha- ; liS,'Miss. If was a Greyhound bus. ; On Feb. 28, in an almost identical location, another bus i\Wls fired upon. No one was injured. 'Ort March 5, a stone, heavy enough to penetrate the side, Wd's huffed at a bus near Flora, Miss. This is all the result of a mid-South Greyhound strike. Amalgamated Association of Electric Street Railway and Motor Coach Employees of America (AFL) has been en strike against fhe company since Jan. 7. Those are the facts so far in the cose. They are cited so that the reader can get the background to what is developing i-ifito another deplorable blot on the record of organized labor. Moss picketing has been subverted by virtue cf court injunction. The workers have grown impatient with the process of law . and negotiation and have taken the matter into their own • hands. !n doing so, they have employed one of the most dastardly means of gaining their ends—intimidation, and using -ombush at that. It smacks of the days of frontier gangsterism. If is in utter disrespect of constituted law. We are not taking sides in the issues involved in the strike, but nrterely set forth these circumstances to show that men yet have not.come to the place where they will settle things amicably and openly and democratically—not even in America. Common Ground By K. C. HOILE3 ShouTd Regulate .'tKe 1 Value of Money?" .A redder asks the question, "WW;ho should regulate the value .,df;.iiioney? The individual?" .,' -;-';H« asked this question after im- 5.plying,th'at the state should regu- ; late' the value of money. - ?-In, the first place, no one can • regulate the value of anything. yklue" Is what two or more people ; voluntarily agree to exchange wealth for. It is no more possible for the government to regulate t the value of money than it would ', be to, regulate the time of day. What this expression undoubtedly,.meant in the Constitution was ttyjit the government .should regu- ';4ate or guarantee the purity of ';money and prevent people from yde/rauding others by stamping money : a certain weight and fineness .when it was not that Certain weight and fineness. -The .government's attempt to regulate the value of money has been the most colossal failure. The more it attempts to regulate ytiie value of money by expanding' arid contracting credit, the . more-it robs one group of people '.•to the"- advantage of another group •of people. Doing this is harmful to society as a whole. The, government passed the Fed- VjHBd'• Reserve act with the idea of ;legislating the value of money. The "iffiebry was that by expanding and "contracting credit the value of fhoriey could be controlled or regulated. It has not worked. It has been such a failure that the government passed a law that no private citizen could have any of what was real money before the act was passed. In its place the citizen was given a piece of paper with no real value in itself. Eventually we will make what we now call a dollar so worthless j by issuing so many of them that ! we will sooner or later have to es- j tablish a new unit of measure with ; real value in itself. The present price control is a nice example of the absurdity of trying to regulate the value of anything. If the value is established so that the producer gets less than he gets by producing something else we do not get the commodity. We only use up the corn- i , . modltles produced before ,;., j ^ssi got more for Us product. Nation's Press HOLD VOITR HATS—HERE WE GO (Chicago Daily Tribune) After weeks of argument among members of the Truman administration, the President on Thursday night announced a new wage- price setup. Chester Bowles, whose stupid and arbitrary administration of the office of price administration has prevented the country from having the flood of durable goods Mr. Truman said would bp available by the end of last year, has been made a czar over wages as well as prices. Bowles is authorized to grant price relief when he feels it is necessary to prevent profits from dropping belnw "the rate of return on net worth earned by the industry in Ihe neece time period." He is to establish the regulations governing pay increases and is given the authority to declare unlawful any wage or salary increases made without prior approval. The country was led to believe !hat there was about to be announced an economic program that would settle the existing strikes and provide a basis for settlement of future controversies that might arise. What we have received in the President's outpouring is a clumsy attempt to cover up the fact that Mr. Truman wants to be made absolute dictator over everything. So far as the double talk in Mr. Truman's order can be deciphered, it seems to be intended to bring about an increase of about 15 to 18 per cent in wage rates over those prevailing at the end o! the war. This rise in wages will about match the cost of living increase since 1941. The effect of ir.c-reasing wages and prices will be to run prices up further, which will justify further pay advances. Thus is the government keeping the promise to the buyers of war bonds that the price level would not be allowed to go up! Mr. Truman largely created the problem which he is now Trying to solve by taking new powers over wages. When the steel union called a strike to force the United States Steel corporation to carry into effect the President's ideas about wage increases which he announced in his speech o! Jan. 3, the company insisted that it couldn't even talk about a raise By RAY TUCKER MUDDLE - HEADED. The government's hundreds failure to of millions "repatriate" of dollars' worth of heavy building machinery from Pacific islands and lhe Far East will be denounced vigorously handles the disposal surplus property abroad. He soon discovered that there was no legal bar to the repatriation of these hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of goods. When he pressed for an explana- in a report now in preparation by! tion ' he was told t that the agency " a subcommittee of the house naval i had not >" et organized. It had I MACKENZIE'S 1 affairs committee. In Its opinion. the delay represents an unexampled exhibition of waste, negligence, extravagance and plain muddle-headedness.. The inspecting group consisted of four solid and substantial members of the Mendal house. Rivers Representative L. of South Carolina no office staff, no field men and, believe it or not, no inventory of the material awaiting disposition. The commission was shocked when informed that the stuff would spoil within a few months, pnd promised to "do something about It." The congressional discoveries may explain why Reconversion Director was chairman. The other two were John W. Snyder has "postponed" a Representatives George J. Bates of P'an inspection of surplus property Mashachusetts and John Edward in the area covered by the M. C.'s. Fogarty of Rhode Island. Represen-'He won't need to have a personal tative Harold D. Cooley of North look-see after he reads the forth- Carolina accompanied them. As a former mayor of Salem, and a man who had considerable experience in the construction of mu- ; coming report. * CANDIDATES. suffering from a Republicans are series of severe nicipal buildings, highways and oth- j headaches in selecting a national er projects. Mr. Bates was selected j c hairman to succeed Herbert E. as the chief examiner and investi- j Brcwnell. jr. They ivant it known sator. He is no violent partisan, and that he will be chosen on the basis it is expected that his views will of his practical, political experience be accepted by his traveling col- and "savvy," and not because his leas-ties as well a.s by the full com- j views on public issues represent mittee. j those of the party as it approaches the 1946 anrl 1948 campaigns. He STREWN. The equipment consists of almost every conceivable kind of construction machinery so badly needed by private corporations, cities and states in this coun- vry — derricks, bulldozers, trucks, hoisting apparatus, jeeps, engines, etc. It was rushed to strategic areas in preparation for a full-scale invasion of Japan, and most of it is of recent manufacture. an operator, not a policy fear of misinterpretation will be maker. Their derives from the fact that the two leading candidates in the inner circle are Reoresentatives Clarence J. Brown of Ohio and Brazilla Carroll Reece of Tennessee. They are regarded as uhraconservative, their elevation will naturally and provoke finger-pointing by the opposi- Down on Indiana From ihe North Like young Iwchinvar riding down —this time from the north—<3aptaJn Harold A. Stassen has descended upon the key state of Indiana. Or maybe it u just the "sap" state in his way of thinking! It does have a complex of naivete and outright political corruption peculiar unto itself. It cherishes the grave of Wendell Willkie. It is the state where "liberals", internationalists and do-gooders never did quite get into the inner sanctum of the democratic party. There, thinks Captain Stassen, "liberals" stand the best chance of raiding and taking over the republican party. Indiana would be the ideal state for the next would-be republican "boy wonder" to start in. Captain Stassen's itinerary shows an unaccounted lapse of several days spetit in the Chicago area, strictly off the record. Rumors are that some Chicago newspaper men did track him down and found him closeted with one of the most 1 portant and yet little known background figures in recent American politics. Tliis is the figure or attorney Harry Monsky. since 1936 president of the B'nai Brith, the most poiltically-minded and by far the most powerful organization in American Jewry. The influence of Mr. Monsky of Omaha goes far beyond the actual select membership of the B'nai Brith. This organization cannot be entered by the frivolous or those untried or untested, and its 60.000 or so members are men sufficiently energetic and influential to be responsible for at least twenty times that number of votes. More than a million votes might turn a critical national election. However, Mr. Monsky has become almost unofficial national coordinator of our great charitable and welfare organizations. Who's Who in America lists him on the board of directors of just about every great wortl^vhile national organization; from" Boys Town to Jewish National Welfare and from the Red Cross to the Boy Scouts. Without question, Mr. Monsky is one of the most powerful "back ground" figures in the United States. Samuel Rosenman was New York state head of the B'nai Brith under Harry Monsky when Rosenman became a determinative influence in the career of that ambitious and handsome young man, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The .association was the source of great political strength for Mr. Roosevelt-in fact, this association is credited with making it pos" M - for Mr. Roosevelt once more He needed 13—--^i-esent day total war is synonymous with obliteration in the minds of most folks but it's amazing to see how life Hows on and cuts hew channels for itself amidst the ruins of Europe. The curious mixture of people Who fight for places on the crowded Vienna express and the country through which it passes give a cross section of this Austria which is trying to reassert itself. There were on the train refugees returning with their few belonging in Alpine packs which they larrietl aboard on their shoulders. Along with them was an entirely different class which also radiated not only hope bu' confidence and a determination to get the best out of a bad situation. They were the tanned young man and women skiers who seize every opportunity to pursue their" favorite ^port in the Tyrol. There were a few obvious war profiteers who travel back and forth making a profit cut of their country's suffering. There were, of course, in inevitable army officers. These represent the forces of occupation. Vienna is a shocking state of destruction from bombs and gunfire, but the devastation !s nothing like so complete as it is in Berlin and in many other German cities we have visited. Many of Its fine buildings can be restored. , - , , , „ Austria and.its capital will take ^eralsaid t was .wonderfu 1 t ~~ IB BoHywwu NBA St*f j . . HOtjLYWOOEM*f6A).-JThe Dollar Bills— Producers Pine and Thomas-ate filming another picture quicker than you can say its title, "Uuriger Street," efr-stftrfing Jane Withers and ftobert Ix>wery. Good movies fast is their motto. They shoot 'em in 10 days, sometimes less. "Can we help it," says Thomas, "if we watch the clock instead of the calendar?" The day the picture started boys presented their director, T..ew Landers, with a pair of roller skates. *em, too. Everything moves fast on a Pine and Thomas picture. The whole- cast goes to lunch at a Hollywood cafe every day in a station wagon. The lunch is on the table when they arrive. Forty-five minutes liter Theyfj back on the set. The fiftst person out of the station wagon usually hears the assistant director yelling, "Lights, camera, action." Sabu has hair on his head! We made the startling discovery at Glenn Billlngsley's new restaurant, where the former elephant boy was lunching minus the usual turban on his head with a couple of Hollywood cuties. We had never before seen him without it. FREDDIE PLEASES IKE General Eisenhower's favorite tune is "I've Got Spurs That Jingle Jangle." He requested Freddie Martin to play it at the Cocoanut Grove. Freddie didn't have the music, so he asked the boys to fake it. It must have been good, because the . lone to recover, but they are on their way. sible honors This material is now strewn around tion. Already new dealish spokes- an remote places and receiving no'men cite the prospective appoint- care or upkeep. The weather in thejment of either man as proof that Philippines, Okinawa and India is the "<"? n p npvor isams" so inclement that it will be destroyed unless it is shipped to the U. S. government attempted to regulati the value. When the .government attempts .to regulate the value of money, as it has been doing to an increasing degree dwrjng the last thirty yeaats, it is only a question of time yn,tjil It.tries to regulate the value of ^everything by price controls, rationing or by fiat edicts of one fprm pr Another. _'??he real regulators of the value flff ,pji9J)ey pr of anything else a'e jjjp ^>epple. If all the people - —* ^rmitted to help est»h- Y»ftfe,"we do riot have the of anything. When all ople .are permitted to help : -the value, nothing for too high and costly or Then the relative value is constantly adjusting jn harmony with natural : end the accumulation of government never has been jver will be qualified to regu- .. ;tfje Vftlue of anything. The Wy .purpose of the government TjgfftBWte justice and prevent • ifngn -from doing something that he has no right value of money can •J^glflated by a free mar- permitting all people to ' whether they would money or some- tratle for money. # * * Vheorist on how be raised, almost every starry- he |i es wived :pnomlc problem by yve need Is coopera* Then followed a number of conferences at Washington, at the contusion or v. men n.. President announced that the steel workers ought to have an 18 ! i cent wage boost. The company insisted it couldn't afford to pay that much with the price boost Chester Bowles was willing to approve. Bowles threatened to resign if the government did not accept his figures. Since Jan. 18 the civilian durable goods industries of the country have been starved for steel while the politicians have been quarreling among themselves about prices. Now a price increase for steel has been agreed upon with the approval ol Mr. Bowles. If the same price Increase had been authorized four weeks ago there would have been no strike. Mr. Truman calls his order one . "providing for the continued sta- ." bilization of the national It is the exact opposite of that. It's intended to promote wage increases and some price advances. We don't have to have a wage ttid price dictatorship if we have ing. ihey really have no conception of what true cooperation means. It is not cooperation when it puts one group over and above another. It is a conspiracy of people to rob and exploit other people. So the next time you hear a man talking about cooperation as a solution for problems, have him define his terms. Find out whether lie includes ail workers as having a right to hJelp establish values, having a right to produce anything that jmybpdy else has a r|ght tp Pi-oduce, or whether he nftans *coo6o»-atij»g" with part of tb» reeple at the expense »f cititei within a few months, precipitation averages thirty-four inches a month in some places, or as much as Washington has in twelve months. Mr. Bates discovered that there G.O.P. ASSIGNMENT. Repuublican strategists, however, reply that the next national chairman's sole assignment will be to elect enough candidates next fall, if possible, to give the G.O.P. control of congress, or at is plemy of shipping space for haul- 'east the house. Thus they need a ing this stuff to the U. S. vessels I man who knows and can manipu- tringing soldiers home are sailing! late the political ropes — not a big with empty holds. There is no ob- : name or ideologist. stacle on this score. Messrs. Brown and Reece are old Naval commanders admit that the j hands at this game. The Ohioan time will soon come when they will | was lieutenant governor and see- not have sufficient men to protect all this machinery against curious nauves who strip them down whenever they can elude the guards. Nor will there be enough Seabees left under the discharge plan to load them on the ships. Moreover, the tost of standing guard over them runs into large sums. * * * POSTPONED. V/hen Mr. Bates asked the naval officers why this machinery had not been shipped to the States long ago—;he Japanese war ended last August — he was told that there was a law against its return. The explanation seemed incredible, but it was accepted temporarily. On his arrival in Washington, the Bay Stater headed for ihe foreign liquidation commission, which retary of 'state back home, and is an eight-year member. Although somewhat reactionary, he is big, bluff, easygoing and canny. Mr. Reece has served in the lower chamber for twenty-four years. Other possibilities are Harry Darby, Kansas national committeeman and a liberal businessman, and former Senator John A. Danaher of Connecticut, who now serves as counsel to the national committee. Ralph Cake of Oregon has advanced Sinclair Weeks of Massachusetts— they were both "Willkie men"—but Mr. Weeks is regarded as a comparative amateur in national politics. Anyway, plead the G.O.P.-ers, don't think they have returned to McKinley-Hanna days simply because they select a conservative for the interim. presidential . , had said * ..„,„ should stop right where he was. In any case, rumors are that Canin Stassen, another handsome; tall young man, frankly bitten by the presidential bug and pledged to the same basic tenets of vague liberalism and internationalism which paid off so well-for Mr. Roosevelt did closet himself with Mr. Monsky in Chicago. The association would be quite natural, and certainly there is nothing scandalous about it. After his Chicago visit, Captain Stassen addressed the students at "notably liberal" Indiana State university. He got photographed shaking hands with the co-ed daughter of Republican Governor Gates. He spent much time studying the unusual and, to him, promising situation of Indiana's Congressman LaPoUette— who gets elected on a republican ticket with the support of the PAG and the left wing (even so far left as the communists). Stassen made' some striking statements in Indiana in favor of "one world" and American loans to Britain, Russia and apparently all other needy nations. At the same time, he indicated a drastic drift to the British side "a dras- the British-Russian clash should reach an actual threat of war between these two great imperialist powers (a typical navy view, acquired by Stassen). Talk around Indianapolis following the Stassen visit is that the handsome young captain has been trying to flatter Indiana's Republican Governor Gates to consent to run with him, for vice-president, on the 1948 ticket. This Governor Gates recently coined the plagiarism, "Truman fiddles while Byrnes roams!" Young Men's Republican clubs are inclined to go for Harold Stassen. His personal followers are reaching out for returned veterans who are deeply prejudiced against "old line politics", without being able to de- Kesselring Admits Partial Responsibility NUERNBERG, Germany, March 13— <JP)~ Field Marshal Albert Kesselring told the international military tribunal yesterday that he was ai least partly responsible for bombing of Wai-saw, Rotterdam and Coventry. The militarist, who opiwsed American troops in Italy and France, testified for Hermann Goering, one of 22 nazls on trial as war criminals. He said the British city was a 'technical and industrial center" and that German planners called it a "little Essen." "I am very sorry as a soldier for 22 years if the attack on Rotterdam was not what it should have been," he testified, explaining he had heard the attack was made during armistice negotiations. "But if this was the case—and I never was able to find out—it should be counted as an accident of war." The marshal said he commanded the air atta:k on Warsaw. He described the Polish capital as a fortress and asserted that "everything possible was done to hit only military targets." Paul Koerner, intimate of Hermann Goering since 1926, told the tribunal the former reichsmarshp] intervened against the nazi party purge 12 years ago and that he created concentration camps only to "re-educate" enemies of the.,state. Eddie Parks, A former vaudeville stooge now in pictures, was ground' ed for 19 hours in Albuquerque while flying on TWA when civilians were being bumped off by high nri- ority service passengers. Later Eddie told a TWA executive, "I know now why you call your line TWA— Two Weeks in Albuquerque." Maybe you won't believe it, but We received this letter from a 10- year-old girl in Media, Pa. "Deal- Mr. Johnson: I would like to know something about Bing Crosby. I know he has some race horses nncl my father plays the horses and always loses. So will you ask him to send me a horse's name that will win a race so my father can get some of the money back he lost and maybe -.ve. can be a happy fam- dly again. You sec my mother and _ ..., . father always have trouble after I offices named for him. ATtWttl 6f ftft'iMMA Holly- fetttiion in frew York tfie othef.dfty,. Invitn- tidris to th£ kfiraff ItteEftited Dal- toti's eatery as the iflaa* "where the people sit aftnmd Mike Romanoff's eat and 1 Where- Rudy Vsllee once Was reporter to have bought a round fof the house." Carole I/ftndis Is gving up her home in Beverly Hills .and will make her permanent residence in New York with her millionaire husband, linvace Schmidlapp. But she will not retire from the screen. She tells us she Will commute tehHolly- wood whenever her services are required. Leo Guild reports It In fhe Sat. urday Review. Two ushers were arguing loudly in the lobby of an ostentatious movie palace, fhe house manager interrupted them fljith an indignant, "Gentlemen, remember you are in uniform!" Grade Reports By GRACIE ALLfeN Well, I think one of the nicest things about our democratic way of life is the way our leading public officials practice up to work at something useful if they should ever retire from their present offices. Here Truman doting President has been whistles" md acting as en fineer on his spe :ial train 1 and ivhile back I saw| i picture of Gpv- :rnor Dewey Mew York doing lie best to drive a lall helping someone build a house Oracle or something. ome to think of it, it must have aeon something because who can build a house these days? Anyway, you take most foreign rulers when they leave their jobs instead of going fishing they immediately start thinking up schemes ind revolutions to get back in again. an you imagine President Truman :loing that? Benjamin Franklin, the first U. S. postmaster general, has 31 post J Opera Conductor ; HORIZONTAL beast 3 He from Germany 'i Ferment G Sacks 7 Employ 8 Street (ab ) .9 Fold 10 Steel 11 Rapid • Peter Edson's Column MODERNIZATION HELD BACK BY RED TAPE By PETER EDSON NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON. — (NEA) — The 37 recommendations for streamlining congress, just outlined in a report on a year's work by the La- Pollette-Monroney joint committee on organization of congress, won't mean a thing unless somebody first gets busy and removes some of the red tape which now prevents modernization of legislative machinery. As congress is now set up, reorganization of congress can be acted upon in only two ways. 1— Individual members of the 12-man LaPol- lette-Monroney committee, or any other congressmen for that matter, can introduce bills to carry out any or all of the -proposed reforms. 2 — The committee report can be broken down in sections and referred to other standing committees in the hope that they will frame new streamlining legislation which will be acted upon by the congress. Either procedure probably a lot of delay with the prospects anything at all being doge not otp Failure pr ifiabjlity Pf |?QB'- gress to act on any pf the pjrpr^ged mic bomb thrown in to get things moving. PAY RAISES WILL PEQUIRE LAWS Increasing congressional pay and pensions for congressmen will require new legislation against which there will be plenty of opposition in an election year. These proposals would first have to pass appropriations and rules committees. It will take separate legislation to relieve congress of responsibility for governing the District of Columbia and giving this government to the voteless inhabitants. Congre- sional district committees have con- ssitently opposed this measure. It will take separate legislation to require lobbyists to register and report on their activities. The chances that anything will be done in an election year, when every candidate needs contributions from the pressure boys, aj-e remote. Reorganization and simplification of the cumbersome committee setup in which ojuph of the congresr gional wpvfc, is done has been Jong Overdue, -gui If. thes* changes are Jo ttw* bQuj$ and. gerjate ' . rules committees they' win he 3$, in organisation wiU is )$* > t t " *r-5 \ ?\"*»£•* i^r At t ^f»- "&&= «^ * ,rT 1 * *?: R ment, as the committee recommends, would first have to be approved by appropriations, ways and means and finance committees. A LOT OF RED TAPE TO UNRAVEL Increasing congressional research and clerical staffs would normally have to be referred to appropriar tions committees. If the recommended congressional civil service were created under a congressional director of personnel, civil service committees would first have to pass on the idea. It is obvious that if all this red (ape has to be unwrapped before the new streamlined congress can be re* vealed, reorganization will be a lengthy process. The obvious and al« most- the only way in which ^ns action can he secured js through put* ting all the prpposed refprms in one pmrUbus—• "to reorganize the con* gress, andKfpr 6ther purposes." The congressional resolution under which the L^llette Monroney fine either "old line" or "new line" and without actually knowing anything intimate about former Governor Stassen and his actual political tecords in Minnesota. Stassen's hope of reaching the White House rests upon such a following of these more enthusiastic than informed young men plus the left wingers who are now standing on the rail of Harry Truman's ship, ready to abandon her before she 'sinks and make the leap to the republican deck. Some people see the ghost of Willie rising from his Indiana grave, but maybe it is just a pre-dawn mist that will dissipate in the heat of the real campaign. (Copyright, 1946) New York's first elevated railway was opened in 1868. 1,6 Pictured conductor of the Metropol- 4 Article itan Opera •11 Showy ,12 Starry 14 Varnisri ' ingredient 15 Come forth 18 Before 19 Gr&ek seaport 13 English 21 Ages borough 22 Walk in water IG Comparative 23 African town suffix 25 Established 17Sun'god 26 Singing voice" o 27 I.ejtal claims 28 Either ,29 Diminutive ' suffix '30 Form 33 Fathers 37 Boxed 38 Trap 39 Among 40 Pitcher ;44 Female child A5 Free '46 Choice '48 Female deer 49 In time ! (mus.) 51 Inn 53 Assails 54 Reluctant VERTICAL IRim 2 Nocturnal 30 31 31 \5 22 Delaying 48 Heroic poetr 24 Made 41 Weight (ab.- mistakes 42 East Indies 25 Consecrate (ab.) 30 Sacred beetle 43 Roster 31 Son uf Ham 46 Elect 32 Whispers 47 Naval <ab.> 34 Invader 50 Myself 35 Mistakes 52 Victory in 36 Moon goddess Europe (ab,) 5Z 35 by Hazel Heidergott Copyright Miii-r:ie-Siiiilli-Oi. nislribuleil liy MCA SEIU1CE, INC. THE STORY i Colin U pleased rrith the hounf, telln Ann it Trill ic'rre n« n good recoptmendatiQir 'or her. He wmits to Know wlmt •er piunti are noiv, ^\;» lib out lock. • Ann ndnift* '.e • lin«n't (t-en Jock all winter. l>ut any a «Ii«'K BoInK tq Hollywood for a irhile <o (?«•< tnvny from hoinc- lown grayxtp, Wiicn Colin driven her home, Ann fcimi.eN fefin ta- juIxlvrlT. »ny«l "You're oucb n fery twr«II person. Coljn Jlrike —one of the- v«ry nicest people •u' the world." * * * IX •PKLE evening Ann returned from •*- Hollywood, sunburned and re•axed, Colin invited her to have dinner in the new house with him. He went into Seattle to get her and drive her biick to Port Drake. • Mrs. Christmas met them at tiie door. "'Bout time you was getr : .in' back," she 5'ajd. She loosed Ann over carefully. "Rub, been starvin' yourself, I see. Well, we'll fix that soon enough." Ann hugged her briefly. "Aren't you glad to see me?" she de-r manded. Mrs. Christmas said, "Win. Maybe, pinner's ready," she said,, "soon's you are." As Colin took Ann's coat, Jie looked at her searchingly. "Nice ito be here?" i "Very pice, Colin. Hpw I loye [this place — conceited wretch that .1 ami" -Mrs, Christmas served their .dinner in the dining room, . vanished afterward. They topk their own coffee into the living room, gii4 ?at together op th> davenport before the fireplace, where a small "fire^'of alder 1045 took the chill off the evening ajr, 4nn set her coffee pup down t}» % -teble Colin' turned it down a little, He looked into Ann's face and said softly, "My dear—" and together they moved back to the davenport. Sitting there, Colin's arm about her shoulders, Ann felt curiously content. "Ann," Colin said. She turned her face to his, and he kissed her—gently at first, and then \vith more insistence as he found iivh'er an answering passion that met and matched his own. Presently she said, halfway between laughter and tears, "Oh, Colin — damn you, Colin, 'why haven't you, made love to me before? We've wasted so much time—" "Bid you want me to?" "So very much," she said. "Oh, Colin—why haven't you?" He shook 1 his head, and didn't answer. Then, tightening his arm about her, he said, "You love my house, Ann—I wonder if you could love it enough to take me on' with it?" Ftmny —T and very humble — of Colin W word his proposal like that. *Jer first proposal, too—.. Something -\n that thought so r bered her quickly, and taking hip face between her hands and kigs- ihg'him to soften the words, she said, "My dear, I can't marry you." * * * •\fERY quietly Oolin released her, » and picked up a eigaret. As ho held, a. jnjtch ttf it* he -Inquired in a detached mj»nner, "Why not? J'll fcdrhit j haven't a very good ' record. J've never made- a woman tep^y ytt, of coyrse—perhaps^it 1 ? m&k.e§ me H«W TJtefeypu. ssfftwW "Darling! Of course you're* *«, —quite the contrary, in fact. HOD shall I put it—I'm young . ant healthy, and so are you—but it") just that it wouldn't be giving you a squure deal. You're' such a splendid sort of person, Colin, You deserve the best." Colin walked over to the fireplace, and leaned his elbow on the mantel. "Do you think I'm too old?" he asked casually. "Don't be silly. I'll be 24 day after tomorrow myself." .' "I was 39 last month." "You didn't tell me when it was your birthday," Ann said re* proachfully. "A 39th birthday is not thing tb be celebrated—not you love someone who is }5 'years younger," he commented dryly, * -» * "fjOLIN," Ann said slowly, "I'}i ^ be honest with you, Fop several months now I've had 9 new dream-picture. Not anything I consciously thought up, " byt there—in the back of my - J've seen myself as your living with you in this shiiring your life. I like yqtf' ter thnn anyone I've evep fc —I admire and respect ypu,. wanted—and haydjy , knew wunlect—you to miake Joye to anil bring things to a then, when yo\i did, I ,-realized what a lousy thing I' be doing to, you if I under to be -fair to you, Polin--'»

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