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PA6t 10 f-AMPA NEWS Thursday, March 14, 194$ Texas' Most Consistent Newspaper Pnbllshed dully except Saturday by The Pnmpa News, 822 W. Foster Ave.. Pftmp», Phone 666-AII departments. MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS (Fall Wlras.) The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use for publication ll newse diapn'ches credited to it or other wise credited to this paper and also the lar flews published herein. Entrrrd us sccnnil clnss mutter at the, post oCfice at Pampa, T«n«, under the act of March 3rd, 1870. , StlltSCRIPTION ISATE3 BY CARRIER in Pnmpa 25c per wrote. $1.nn pc-r mnplh. Paid in advance, M.OO feet 8 months. JG.OO per six months. $12.00 per year. Price per single copy 6 cents. No infill orderi accaoted in localities nerved hy carrier delivery. !S IT "INTERVENtlON"? "The Madrid radio—the voice of Generalissimo Franco— Tuesday said Spain is "defending the rights of all other nations (o.their political independence" by rejecting outside pressure upon her to oust Franco. This was a counterattack to recent Allied pressure against his fascisfic regime, which aided and abetted the German hordes in their war against us. Also Tuesday the Association of Professional and Cultural organization which supported Dr. Jose Tamborini for president • of Argentina, conceded victory to Col. Peron, the "strong man" who aided and abetted the Japanese and Germans against us. Pressure hcjs been applied to him, to, in the form of a state department paper authenticating instances of Peron-Nazi-Jap sympathy and help. But still there are elements in this country who have been outspokenly opposed to our intervention in the affairs of these countries. We can, indeed, get things pretty messed up in our great country. Here we have before us two countries who took the unmistakable road of underhand to aid to our mortal enemies in a war, cost us lives, wealth and no small amount of worry; and yet some of our people declare that we should not even express our dislike for the Franco and Peron regimes. Because Peron is apparently re-elected to the high office in Argentina, we are not willing to accept that as the true voice of the people. We do not believe at all that the people of that country had a chance to express themselves as they would. Nor do we believe that, because there have been anti-Allied demonstrations in Madrid, the people are unequivocally in favor of Franco. He went into power by force and he has remained in power by force. But that is not the whole argument, and rhat alone would merely serve to indict some of our present believed-to-be friends. The rest of the araument is that Franco Spain helped Hitler, did all it could <fr our destruction in the war. ' Those are the things that .stick in our collective throat—or should. We are in favor of being friend to every nation, but we should take a "stick" along with us when we go walking with them—especially on dark nights (as we might call these days of confusion). Common Ground By R. C. HOILES Point af Which Costs pannot Be Passed On | .One often hears a man who thinks he is a business man say, "Let the costs go up and we will simply pass them on to the consumer." What this man fails to understand is that there is always a point beyond which the costs cannot be passed on to the consumer. TJiere is always a point at which the consumer would rather do without the product or the service than work so hard to pay for the passed-on artificial costs. So when sound business men Bppose granting wages Hint arc higher than their customers can get for the same labor, knowing that they cannot pass costs on beyond a certain point, they aro only showing good business judgment. They are only trying to prevent unemployment, and rc- iduced production and thus a low- Ifir standard of living for all jpeople. j Of course practically the only (cost in any business is labor pre- Vvrrt or past. When hourly wages fin any particular line of industry (are forced up, unless there is jyeniority that keeps other labor [from enf.cri'^; the field, there are (always more workers than there 'are jobs in that artificially high j.wage field. Men are idle. Total (production is thus reduced and '.everybody suffers. I And if Iho artificial wage is 'protected by seniority, o t. h <_> r •workers aro prevented from com- ipeling in that, field and arc forced 'into fields not protected by scnior- fjty. Then there are more workers ll.han are needed in those fields. (Then these workers have to take less than they would olhei-wi.se receive for their energy. They produce things lh.nl: are not. wr.V.t- |ed as much a.s the things pro- 'tEcted by seniority. Thus these : men in other fields are exploited by those people who protect them§elves from competition by seniority. - In this way our economy be- icomes unbalanced and people bo- Icome dissatisfied. Thus we have i discord, unemployment and un- 'necessary poverty and misery, all 'because some groups try to pro- [tect themselves by seniority from being obliged to give as much for what they receive as other people are obliged to givp. Jt limply does not work in the long I run. '.'. Seniority is the general practice [in every labor union. So labor ^nions, instead of raising wage Jeyels permanently, greatly reduce .the wage levels of alt the people. '.This it. Mpipiy a mathematical eon- pjusion. It cannot be controverted 'by log"*. Too many people have Kepx iqiiiet on this subject because 'hose (who were pioleeled by seniority ipted to besmirch the repula- and economically de.sli'by Ihe pple who pointed out the ,|acies of tiying to raise wage 'els by labor union practices. (d mpn poinled out this error sjslenlly, H is doubtful whether "" have been facing the we nrc sow facing. people begin seriously 1 understand the fact, levels cannot be cstab- seniority. Competition is Ot trade, and anything ^.feres with It in the long 'j^Ojjftil to every v>oiking of labor unions, is ' the nm. BOWLES REWARDS HIS FRIENDS (Chicago Daily Tribune) Chester Bowles gave Philip Murray of tho CIO a loiter promising that the office of. economic stabilization would approve the ISJi cent an hour wage increase involved in the stool strike settlement, which was being negotiated when tho letter was written. Mr. Murray apparently wasn't taking any chances of sending the members of his union .back to work nnd then having Bowles torpedo the wage set I lenient. Bowles wont on in his loiter, however, to .specify that his advance approval of wage increases applied only to those companies in the iron and steel industry whose employes wore then on strike, except, insofar as 1ho ox- eculivo order giving him wage conlral powers loft other loopholes. Son. Bridges has assailed Mr. Bowles for this letter, contending that, it: pul Bowles in the position of Idling steel workers they can't have a pay increase unions they strike and, since tho strike was conducted by tho CIO, telling thorn by implication that they'd belter sign up with the CIO to pet a boost in wages. In point of numbers, of course, ihc vast majority of steel work- prs arc represented by tho CIO, lind thus would got Ihc wage increase promised hy Bowles. Kx- ceptions are members of independent unions, liko iho employ- es of the National Stool company, 1ho AFI.. slool fabricators and building trades mechanics employed hy sonic stool companies, and l».o many thousands of while collar workers. They may benefit from Mr. Bowies' promise, provided increases arc awarded thorn before March 15, but Iheir position is still somewhat obscure. ' Son. Bridges has hit, upon one of the evils of the corporative stato, which is what wo aro approaching in tho United Stales. The most common objection to this form of government, and a most valid one, is that, even if he is credited with the highest and most impartial motives, no bur- ocrat sitting in Washington can possibly know enough about any business, lot alone all business, to i'ix its prices, wage scales, and profits without eventually par- alysing its operations by his mistakes in judgment. There is another objection, however, to the corporative state which appeared in its operations in bolli Germany and Italy. Mussolini's Fascists and Hitler's Nazis tempe'red their regulations to reward the friends and punish the ... ui their parly, 'me sama .iy be expected of Mr. Truman's "•few Dealers. Mr. Bowles is ac;used, on good grounds, of favoring tho CIO and strikers against other unionists or nonunionists and nonstrikers. That is natural and inevitable in the system which he wants to run. You either go along with the party or you are punished. • This kind of thing has been going on for years in such agencies as the national labor rcla- lions board, where the AFL discovered early and protested loudly and frequently that it was being discriminated against, in favor of Mr. Roosevelt's pet, tho CIO. All Unit has happened is that tho burocrats have been able to use the waiAnnd the postwar Jabor difficulties, which they encouiaged and aggWdlod, to bring additional large segments of the national economy more thor- oly under the powers of the corporative state which they are working assiduously to establish. The Capitol In Washington, D. 0., required 70 years to complete. , ...... Wj ffiewJ. And. are out 01 vvprtc Because PI IJy KAV TIK'KKK PROPAGANDA — The White House -iiid the .slate department arc aggrieved and shocked hy the Lo.s Angeles statement, of Assistant Secretary of State William Ben Ion that the United States intends to pcnc- tratu the "iron curtain of Russia" with American propaganda. His remark, which was made in ai!s\ver to :\n impromptu question at a town hull ine.eling. has hnd dangerous repercussions in Washington mid Moscow. Moscow has told us and tlie British quite frankly that they do not want, or appreciate our broadcasts. Any radio program from the United States or "Britain, if truthful, will stir discontent among Stalin's 130.- , 000.000 people. It ma,,' sell tho Soviet population on the idea that capitalism, provides j move comforts -incl decencies for the average man that communism docs, j REBUFFED—Mr. Benton, in his Los Angeles speech, estimated that j there are 75,00.f) nidio sets in Russia, which has a population of 100,000.000. It is understood that the Soviet's .strippuu; of German receivers has boosted that total to at least 500,000. Even assuming that the Soviet now has a mlKon radio receiver sots, which Mr. Benton hopes to propagandise by .short wave, "Uncle Joe'' Stalin has .seen to it Hint these listener se!.s are owned by "good part y members." So. Mr. Eentons .$10.000,000 program IOL' informing the world of 3Ur idealistic :;chcmcs may be monitored find rebuffed hy the Kremlin. DISTRUST -Sh'.linV. dis'msinn:; with America.il and British roprc- scntativi'.'i alien!, world-wide radio problems reveal his suspicions and distrust of the Aiiglo-Ameri,-an brand of domncracy. The "democrat.!'.:" spokesmen have insisted on the nerd for tactual radio and newspaper reporting in Russia, in view if the fact that Moscow is flooding France, Holland, Belgium and England with Soviet propaganda. "But," said Stalin, "in your western democra'.'ies you boast that you i uo.ccl and ask for nil kinds ol infor- j nial.ion so that your people can make j up their minds on domestic and in- t('i-nation.il issues. Our Russian radio giviw you data which contribute to the total of your iindersl.andini! " But whcn^hc hr-:\d ol the British broadcasting system MiKiicsted thai, the people of Russia might like to learn and digest the unbiased news of the western world, the Russian dictator replied: "My people have, made up their minds. Th'"/ know what they want to think and believe. And. they won'l, take I heir ideas from American or British broadcasts!" ODD—Tlie national association of manufacturers has been running -OEA1H, lull-page advertisements in recent weeks ttt'giiiR' I he people and the congress to :tirb <T abolish the of- Jicr of price administration. Their propaganda underlies congressional hostility to all federal agencies engaged in the control ol prices and wages. Oddly enough, one of the adver- ti;;hu'; 'agencies handling this anti- administration, propaganda is the linn of Ben ton and Bowles. Chester Bowles is now economic Klabili/er. while his publicity partner. "Bill" BeiHon, is assistant sec 1 - ri-tarv Jf state. PENMES—-When employers and strikes have narrowed their differences to a few rents a day, a lot yets written about the luture of the country hem?, jetenninecf by a few pennies. Now n situation is developing in which the political future of the country mivy bo considerably influenced by just three pennies. These three pennies are the difference between the price and the cost of n New York subway ride. Wow York's municipally owned subway is about as bankrupt as a transportation system can get. The- fare is five cents. That made a pro- lit for private owners of the original subways', but it, means a loss to the ','ity because of the increased labor, equipment and construction costs. Equipment needs replacement, outlying districts are clamoring for extension and the subways themselves are so filthy nnd .lammed that they are close to being a health menace. And jammed though the trains aro, it costs tho city about Ut.ht, cents a passenger—just three pennies more '.linn each one pays. IT.'LI I'tCJH- Th" five-cent fare is a, polil.i-'iil shibboleth. A man might bo elected mayor on a platform calling for kindness to man-eating shark;;, but he. would go down to detent, if ho tailed to rcti?r to the live- cent tare, in the :-,ame reverent tones hn referred to home mother and this fjr-r-rcat land of opportunity. In the last election, all three candidates for mayor were for the five- cent fare. The democrats won. And now those three pennies are Mayor William D. O'Dwycr's biggest headache. To keep tlie l'arr> clown, Bill O'Dwycr must levy new taxes to make up the deficit. To levy now taxes, he must gain the assent of republicans in the stale legtelaturs and of Governor Tlvmas R. Dcwey. It, is obvious tlv.U the' republican Ma'to forces will give O'Dwyer no e".sy .lohilion to his problem—no iif.pirin for his :ien.dac:bc. They are in a posit ion to grant only new taxes that will not add to the popularity of the democratic city administration. Dowoy's strong',!) among G. O. P.- ers nationally bus waned since hi& defeat, for president in HM4. But, if lie can force tlie Now York City ik-moei-Hls into levying unpopular taxes, the republicans may. pick up AP World Traveler VIENNA, March 14.—-Your correspondent has come away from a highly interesting but informal conversation with Gen. Mark. Clark, American commander in chief in Austria, with the distinct impression that he would like to sec all the Allied forces of occupation —• Russian, British, French and American —withdrawn from this country by next fall and the administration turned over to the Austrian government. As a matter of, 'act, I understand that there is be.'ore the Allied ;ouncil a proposal "or a withdrawal. However, one stis-j peels that if I've niter prcted the (encral's feeling jorrectly, he is In-' lulging in a wish •ather than any strong expectation ;hnt such a with- OEWITI.MACKEHZIE drawal may take place. While the British, French and Americans might be prepared to pull out urklcr a four-power agreement, I've found no indication that the Russians would subscribe to any such procedure at an early date. I found General Clark viewing (he Austrian position from a horse- sense standpoint based on a wide knowledge of the whole European problem. We had our chat in his private office at the American headquarters and lie promptly robbed it of any formality by coming out from behind his bis; desk to shake hands in a friendly fashion and then leading me across the room to some easy chairs. Having heard that Mrs. Clark was coming- to Austria. I asked when she wns arriving, and the general's grin broadened as he opined she would be among the first contingent of soldiers' wives to arrive in this none next month. It was clear be was as pleased as Punch.' I believe one of his main' reasons for wanting- to see Austria turned back to its own government as soon as feasible is that the military oc- cupntioii is a terrific financial strain on the little country and will bleed it while if long continued. Austria, of course, hasn't been placed by the Allies in the category of Hitlerite Germany as a menace to peace. Austria was overrun by the nazi dictator, and so was perhaps mere sinned against than sinning, although that doesn't absolve her from blame. However, those arc points I didn't discuss with General Clark and arc my own observations. So They Say Tn tlie weslfTti or southern allio(|- rulecl Hones clc-naniHciiUou of the economic elite lias not only boon circumvented frequently, but lias not introduced any basic institutional change.';.—Hans Meyerlioff, office of .strategic .services. * * <i America's influence is weak be- C'.iu.';e we aro not really intcn;sl,cd in mailing the United Nations work. Dr. Harold JJodds, president Princeton U. * J!: il: The people burn while, the administration fiddles--Robert R, Wason. president National Association of Manufacturers. • ,;: ,:, 1:1 Three-fourths of those directing; Poland now aro Russian citizens, not Poles.—Gen. "Windy-slaw Anders, commander Polish Second corps, ".stranded" in Italy. ii; * ;|: V/e will be obliged l.o help the Philippines regain their economic hc'Htfh for years to come. It is to our interest to do so and to take such measures as are necessary to help the Philippines shake off the shackles of a feudalisfit; past.—Paul V. McNiitt, Philippines high commissioner. In Hollywood By ERSKINE JOHNSON NBA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD.—In the 20th Century-Pox comedy, IJt Shouldn't Happen to a Dog," Allyn Joslyn plays a science editor harassed by queries regarding the atomic bomb. To make things realistic, the studio decided that a desk rrfcdel of the atom would help. So studio representative called the California Institute of Technology to ask if such a thing was available. « "Certainly, " he was told by a young physicist.- "But what kind gl an atom, do you want? There's an atom for every element, you know." "It doesn't really matter," explained the studio man. "Wo just want an atom model for a prop." "Oh, that's a cinch then," was the ready answer. "Out here we make 'em with Tinker Toys." EINSTEIN "SORRY" The King Brothers, producers who .crashed the big-time with "D.'llin- ger," deci'led to have a major league technical director for their next, "The Man in the Moon," a fantasy of life on the moon. So they wired Albert Einstein an' offer. Wired back Einstein: "Very sorry cannot accept. Am not competent in this mutter." . . . Jimmy Stewart nixed iho role of Adam opposite Ingrid j. erg-man's Eve in Leo McCarey's "Adam and Eve." Stewart says lie won't wear leopard skins or a fig lenf . . . Charles Bickford, matron- omic hero of the ladies-past-forty, competes romantically with young and virile Gregory Peck for Jennifer Jones in "Duel in the Sun." "Duel in the Sun," ladies, is your oyster. Jill Esmond first wife of actor Laurence Oliver, has left Hollywood, where she was none too successful, for a career in British films. . . . Sight of the week: Buff Cdbb, granddaughter of the lat.e.-lVvin S., sitting in a booth at the Brown Derby cuddling- a skunk. No, not a two- legged one. The skunk's name was Petunia. Producer Robert Gulden's New York hotel reservations got mixed up and he spent his first night there in a Turkish bath . . . Fanny Brice's brother Lew opened a New York night club on a Friday the 13th. Fanny wired him: "Aren't you taking an awful chance?" Wired back Lew: "If it flops I've got a perfect out." KEAL THING FOR JOAN Joan Davis is wearing $, r >0,000 worth of diamonds in "Love Takes a Holiday." It's her first glamor role, and she insisted that the studio rent genuine jewels rather than use studio imitations. . . . Orchestra Post have written a screen play, "The Case of the Wired Jockey." . , . When nanny Kcyc closed his New York Paramount theater engagements, smashing all records for business in the house, the band played Aukl Lang sync and GOOQ-cuslom- ers stood up and joined him in the chorus. Jane Russell will warble one number, "SiUin' and a-Rockin'," on that p.a. tour with "The Outlaw." That's not what, the censors will be doing. . . . diaries Boyer is casting around for a sl.Hf}" play l,o take him back to Broadway. . . . Clark Gable and Lima Turner h;ive - turned down "Luck Baldwin," both declaring it is a too hurried rc-inakc of "Honky Tnnk." . . . Sarah Churchill, daughter of Winston, is trying; for ji film larcer. Union Calls for Oil Agreement FORT WORTH, March 14—W— President O. A. Knight of the Oil Workers International Union -(CIO) called on the United Nations organization yesterday to work out an international oil agreement which will make the resource available to all nations and will safeguard • labor's working conditions here. Praising the indefinite postponement of hearings on the proposed Anglo-American oil treaty, Knight proposed that oil producing nations of the world draft an agreement which would cover equitable distribution of oil products and which protect the interests of the oil workers and the consumers. "The Anglo-American treaty," Knight said, "was obviously an effort by major corporations of both countries to perpetuate the international petroleum cartel and to divide the world into at least two conflicting areas, with World War III as the probable outcome. He said the proposed treaty contained no safeguards to prevent dumping oil produced under "sweated" labor conditions onto the American market and undermining- working standards set up here. NOT ENOUGH AIR If we were to travel to the moon, which, at its nearest position, is still 221,COO miles away, we would have atmosphere only for the first 300 miles. enough votes in Llio city l,o re-i>lecl, Dowey governor with an impressive plurality. And with thai, .showing, Dewcy's chances of becoming the' republican camUcUite i'or president in '48 are that rniU'h enhanced. © Peter JEdson's Column: NAZIS EDUCATION BEHIND BARBED WIRE Hy PETER EDSON NJSA Washing-tun CoiTesponclent WASHINGTON, <NEA>—The last of the 370,000 German prisoners of v/ar will be moved out of the United States some time in June, says Brig- Geij. Blackshear Wf. Bryan, the provost marshal general. A few big employers of ftirm labor who liked the idea ol having this ready surplus of hands tried to get their congressmen to delay the departure of the German POW's till after tho harvest was in. But the war department, turned thumbs down on this effort to provide competition for free American labor, pud the prisoners are now being shipped out as fast as boats are available. As a final phase of this big emigration, 20,000 hand-picked, tried and tested anti-nasd prisoners of war are being tuven a one-week short course in clemoer.vcy ;it Fort Kiustis, near Norfolk, Va. They are put through the school in weekly groups oC 2000. After their c,nulu;i- tion behind barbed wire, they an; shipped to a port of embarkation iind in six week:; they ui'u home, free men once again. Incidentally, the prisoners are permitted to buy six cartons of cigarets apie3c before they leave, their own graduation present to themselves, to last them during their final six weeks of capativity. In planning this short course in democracy no effort has bee,n made to Aineilcanise the Germans, says Ijt.-Col. Edward D&vlson, head oj Uys prisoner oj way special to^teid., he w« fee feeeg put 9H edu.cajn a,ljpu,j> Aw^wa fed There are two big lessons. The first is how democracy works; the .second is the factt hat in a democracy every individual must take some responsibility to make it work. rC't.TKSK GOOD "UEFKESHEll" I Oil AMERICANS The course of instruction which the German POW's are put through tit Port, Eustis is something which it, would hurt no American citizen to »o through as a refresher in these tryinti times. There, are morning and afternoon lectures to groups of 30flO at a time in tho post theater. The subjects are fundamental. What is democracy? What are 'rights? How can free 0ml equal men agree on a course of action? The course briefly covers the rights of the individual under the American constitution, tho two-party system of politics in America, the dungor of having too many parties as compared with the danger of but a single party, the American iducutionai system, American econo- mh life, etc. Oi particular interest to the Ger- iiuius is, of course, the section which deals jwJUi tho history of democratic traditions in Germany. The failure of the Weimar republic, Germany's place in the world, and the United Nations organization's pro- raise for the future are discussed- After the lectures, the sessions are bioken up into ,$ioups> of 50 for discussion. Here the arguing, gets hot and heavy, tor the prisoners are encouraged to exercise fu^ Ifaedojip of speeph, to a$& each other searching pvobleni,; was what happened when Italy invadecl Ethiopia, when Germany invaded the Rhineland. and when >iivil war broke out in Spain, and why ths league failed. ONE LAST CHANCE TO ALTER VIEWPOINT What we have tried to do is setup an atmosphere in which the Germans have a final chance to change. Uieir points of view, says Lt. Col. A. W. Smith of Northwestern University, who is in -charge of the Part Eustis school. How much of America has rubbed tiff., raid soaked in will take years to tell. But a few stories give some in- diction. Thousands of the prisoners have asked how they could immigrate to America. When the German atrocity films wero shown where violent nazis were segregated, many were converted, and some cohfes.scd they were ashamed to look their guards in tlie facp. When President HoOKevell died, 800: FOW'.s lit a ciuinj in Arizona, signed a UIOSSUBO of condolence to Mrs, Roosevelt and the nation. <,)ne prisoner ut Fort Eustis gave every man in his discussion group his name and address for the purpose of keeping the group united to work for democracy in Germany after they were liberated. A barbed wirq alumni association piay be in the making, ' I like to think," gaye Colonel Da\$iAou jn his graduation address to Sit ,,wjy \vji4 e KESIOENT JUMPED JOB His Raleigh, N. C., employer of- ered a $10 reward for the capture f Tailor's Apprentice Andrew John- 011, who later became president of ic United States. OFFICE CAT. IiieiiloM.ini— I'm tnniKinj? or wrmnB tlie private* life of the ROM oral. Second J,k'iileiiul—I think the jjeti- erul life of a private would be Inoro Inlcrstlnp. A farmer boy went to the city against his father's wishes and the old man predicted disaster' for him In tho blR town. Kvklor.lly the father was wronjr. for in Ills first letter home tho boy wrote: "I have n fine position with a uootl company; that's a feather in my cap." L,ater lie wrote: "I nm breaking Into sociely and have been put vsp for membership in a. Bood club; that's another feather In my cap." Aisaln he wrote: "f nm engaged to tho most popular Girl in town; thals titll another feather in my cnj).' There wen; no morn loiters for a ;i time, until oned ay 'bat father received a telegram collect, reading: "Please telegraph me railroad faro home. I tvm broke." To which tho father wired back! "Take the feather* out of you cay slick them on your back, and V3 homo." " Swiss President Grade Reports By GRAClE Al/tiEN , Well, -a lady who runs a charril school in Chicago says that gifls really prefer men to be why not: If allj men are beasts iVs| more fun to live! dangerously with! a wolf than to sitl around with al stuffy old sheepj who's forgotten j how to gambol. She soys that ifl a wolf gets toof aggressive a girl « , should just laugh at him, but I'm not so sure that would work. Suppose he does the same thing and goes off laughing into tfte night leaving you stuck with the dinner' check! Another suggestion she makes is to calm a wolf by raying, "I'll buy you a Teddy bear-to snuggle." Gra- •, cious. if I'd said a thing like .that to George back in the days when he was courting me, he'd have pestered me to death wanting to know when he'd get that Teddy bear. ROADS EMPLOV MANY Road building in the United States offers employment to about 3.000,000 persons. Of these, 1,000,000 work on roads and the rest make materials for.- them; In more than a thousand hospitals, federal and civilian, approximately, 50,000 American Red Cross hospital and recreation corps members plan recreation for patients. As lio writhed tiloiiK UIR street, a man (i-.-ii! attr.-K-lofl I>y rrlffhlclicil .•"ercnitiH 'rnm n hmiiio. Tin run up (o Invpnll- fp.lo. ami found u f run I It! mother. r';liu"o rmr.ll liny Invl K'.valloAVcd. n. iiunrtor. Kc'r/.imv Uiu rl\ik! liy the hfcels, , ,10 hold Mini up. irnvo Mini a few ili.nlfe:! :unl the coin .dropped to Urn floor. 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VERTICAL 1 Retained 2 Brazilian mncnw 3 Measure 4 Departed 5 Verbal 20 Corrected (i Sphere 21 Encumbered 7 Half-em. 24 Wirlo fi Sheltered side 26 Loses 9 Canvas shelter moisture 12 Me is 1 of 29 Consumed- Switxcrlancl .'U Creole letter 13 Eternity ' 35 Krect 15 Hawaiian bird 'A'l Chair Z'J za HJot 43 Writing tools'- 10 Amateur per- 45 Operatic s;olo JYirmancc«skill46Fly aloft 4 V La ughter sound 48 Eject 40 Thin •-••;' 51 Pedal digit 53 Lion 55 Uogius Professor (ab.) 57 Tho H'ods - H5 K) [48 ^5 31, m LJJ ii n by Hazel Heidergott MiHTac-Sniitli-Cd. by NKA SKIIVICE, INC. TIIR STORY t Wlirn Ann TP- lilrns from Holly ivoud, Colin in- vilt'N her 1o hnvn tlinnor ivilli liim in 4ht? m>w finu^c. UK jiro- !>ONCH imtrriHgi*. Aim confeMspH Mint dcicMiiU love iiini, May* it wouldn't l>u fail* to him. Colin tolls her (lint lit* IN old ciioiifirh •mil o.viH'rifiicfd VIIOUKU to knoVv iviuil tvniilil l>u fnir to him—uiid tluit, \vlictlipr Nhu IOVUH him' or nor, lio \vnntH to imirry her, Ann lie.iilad'M only n inomiMit longer, Ilien—"Colin," Kill* KII.VN Moftly, **I think I'll be n very jjood >vl(c to you." f * * * E doorbell wakened Ann, and she sat up sleepily, sniffing a delicious aroma of coffee that came in from the dining room. Connie passed her, on her way to open tho front door, with a casual "Hi!" Alan followed Connie back into the room, and Connie came over to sit beside Ann and hug her tempestuously. "Oh, it's swell having you back, Ann. We've missed you a lot." "How are you, baby?" Alan said. "It's good to see you." "How come you're here?" Ann demanded. "Not that it isn't nice to have you—" "Longshoremen's strike, and we happened to be in port when it started," Alan explained. "Connie!" wauled a small voice from the dining roomi "Where's Ann?" Ann's mouth ' felf open in astonishment; "That isn't Betsey!" slio said. "1 c-an'l havn been away that long—that Betsey is pronouncing her consonants!" She swung her feet out, and felt for her sligpers. Then, slipping into her robe, she hurried, out to hug her jniece., <'jauUo, Ann," ftetsey said, beaming. "Bring jue "Y_p,u, and have some breakfast first?" Betsey considered it. "Aw- right," she conceded magnanimously. Then she wrinkled up her face in a smile that affected eyes, nose and mouth equally, and said affectionately, "Nice Ann." "Better wait till you see your present before you commit yourself so recklessly," Ann advised. She made up her face and extracted the family presents from her suitcase before she came out to the breakfast table. And over her orange juice she imparted her news, quite casually. "I'm going to marry Colin, folks. Next week, I think." * * * r PHEY planned en a very small •*• wedding, in tho church at Port Drake. Ann insisted' qji tlie smallness. She declared fervently that big weddings were indecent and barbaric. It wasn't anyone's business but tho people involved. Oh, she'd yield a point and have the family present—she supposed that she'd have to—but not anyone else. Then she yielded another point and asked Mrs. Christinas. It was the night before the wedding, and Connie nnd Davey hud discreetly retired, leaving Ann in r possession of the living room and Colin. Ann had been packing, and was woa.nng a blue sweater and slacks. She dvopped down on the floor at Colin'.', feet, as he sat on tho davenport in (rout of the, fireplace, and leaned her head baclc agaiiifl- his knee! "Give mo a cigaret, Colin?" she asked lazily. He ht one fpv her, fhen dropped his hand to her shoulder. "Happy, Ann?"- he asked. ~ . put her h§nd, over hie, ^'Perfectly,'* She mean—well, it's silly of me, I suppose, but don't you think you owe yourself that?" Ann got to her feet, in one little, movement. She walked over to the fireplace, and leaned against tho mantel. "Colin, aren't you being unnecessarily chivalrous?" » * * T-JE seemed a little pale, but his voice was steady as he answered, "I don't quite know what you mean, Ann." * "Oh, Connie's been after me to see Jock—-'she says I should, to convince myself that he doesn't mean anything to me any more. Connie's so good—she can't flilite believe that I'd do any thing, mean or dishonorable. Is it necessary that .1 tell her that I don't want' to see him because I'm afraid- 1 -' because he does mean something to me—something no one else can ever mean, so long as I live? I told you I'd never let you down, and I won't, but— Oh, Colin, don't you sec? When J become Ann Drake, that part of my'life that was Ann Tucker's is being put behind me. Jock belonged in that life—he was an important—^ an essential—part of that life, But he won't be anything in the life of Ann Drake. She won't even"' know that he exists. She won't ever see him, or think of him—" Colin looked troubled, "Ann, you can't do that with life— •, neatly divide it off into water* tighi compartments. Something out of one compartment is always spilling over into tho next orje, no matter wHat ( you. intend." Tears came into Ann's 'eyes at tlie gentle, affectionate words"Colin, I can't bear.it when J.' liyrl you. .You'm so good—sq i. much better llian 1 deserve. .Am) i being mean and dishonorable , to marry you?" He came up to her and took hey ' in his arms. "My darling—y couldn't be mean or disnonor if you tried, you're franls honest and trustworthy, more proud ton, J gaij '

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