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FOUR EVENING TIMES, CUMJiEfiLAM*, MO, WEDNESDAY, MARCH, 5, 1952 Phone 4600 for a WANT AD Taker Evening & Sunday Times The Unseen Audience Ever; AfUrnoon (excipt Sunday) tnd Sunday . Published b; The Tlme» and AJleginUn Company. 1-f South Mechanic Street, Cumberland, Md. Entered ai iccond clasi mall matter at Cumberland, Maryland under the act at March 3. int J Member of the Audit Bureau oi Circulation Member of The Associated Press Telephone 4600 Weekly subscription rate by Garden: One week BY*. only 30c; Evening Tides per copy. 6c; Eve. ft Sun. Times. 40o per weefc: Sunday Tlffiea only. 100 per copy. The Evening Tlme» and Sunday Times assume no financial responsibility for typographical errors In advertlse- ment$ but will reprint that part of an advertisement la which the typographical error occurs. Errori muit b« reported at once. Wednesday Afternoon, Match 5, 1952 OUR COUNTRY The union of heartt, tha union of hand* and the Flag ot out Union forever. — Morril Dangerous Waters PRESIDENT TRUMAN now has put off for at least another month any public statement whether or not he intends to seek re-election. While this further delay is unlikely to affect his own chances, it might well weaken his power to influence the choice of a successor, should the President decide not to run. No one doubts that if Mr. Truman wants the nomination he can get it, even if he doesn't speak until the last moment before the convention. But this business of selecting a successor suitable to the White House is more difficult. Senator Kefauver of Tennessee has upset all hopes, if such do indeed exist, that plane for a successor could be worked out without serious interference. Kefauver is an earnest and energetic campaigner. His TV fame and his simple, direct manner of meeting people combine to assist his candidacy. In New Hampshire, for instance, the professional Democrats not long ago were saying- Kefauver would not poll more than 30 per cent of the popular vote in the coming March 11 primary. Now, after some heavy work by the Senator in that state, the professionals are not so sure. THE SITUATION in Wisconsin is even more irksome to the Truman regulars. Since a candidate's formal consent is required for entry into that primary (set for April 1), Mr. Truman's name will not appear. Kefauver has entered, and his only competition will be two "favorite son" slates standing in for the President. But neither of the "sons" slated for the Democratic ballot is well known, and the conviction is strong that Kefauver will win over them handily. A victory there and a good popular showing in New Hampshire might build toward a fairly impressive vote for Kefauver in the Illinois primary April 8. If that should happen, he would be a factor to be reckoned with in the event the President bowed out. The senator will have real competition, of course, in Nebraska April 1. Senator Kerr of Oklahoma, reputed to be one of the President's favorites as a possible successor, has entered the Nebraska primary. His move is a double-purpose affair to hold the fort for Mr. Truman if he can, and to give his own candidacy some steam if the President declines. KERR IS A GENIAL, likable fellow and may cut Kefauver down in Nebraska. But there is no guarantee of it. In national fame Kefauver must be allowed a definite edge. Should he ride out this situation, too, Mr. Truman would have a big problem on his hands. It would be a mistake, naturally, to minimize the value of the presidential blessing, whether it should fall on Kerr or Governor Stevenson of Illinois, or some other. But a Kefauver flushed by triumphs in early spring primaries and gathering popular momentum would be no easy barrier for Mr. Truman to hurdle. Mr. Truman is a shrewd politician. He must be as aware as anyone of these prospects. If he is, then two conclusions are possible. One is that he has made up his mind to run again and thus isn't worried about Kefauver. The second is that he does not take the senator so seriously as some of his field lieutenants are beginning to do. A President Truman bent on seeking re-election is on safe ground in keeping silent. But a President eager to withdraw but hopeful of designating his heir is getting into dangerous waters as the days go by. And the entry of Sen. Richard Russell of Georgia into the Democratic sweepstakes doesn't help Mr. Truman's position any, either. Utopian Showers THOSE WHOSE JOB is the planning of better houses and home accessories offer concrete suggestions about bathroom showers. They recommend a grab-bar which allows the bather to hold himself from falling when the footing gets a bit slippery. Their ideal shower takes factors like waterproofing, shower curtains and towel racks into consideration. They also suggest a water mixing device which allows the water to descend at a desirable temperature and speed. In this last suggestion lies the rub. No matter what genius designs the .shower, how skilfully the plumbing is installed, with what caution the bather approaches his ablutions, there will never be any assurance that the shower will send forth water of any temperature other than that which it well pleases. Household hints from experts to the contrary, showers may always be expected to alternately freeze and parboil their victims. It is well to seek answers to the problems of homemakers. But a shower that works perfectly probably exists only in Utopia, and real estate is not available there. Not For Windsor THERE ARE reports that the Duke of Windsor is talking to British bigwigs about getting a top government job, maybe even that of ambassador to the United States. But does he have the qualifications? Windsor has not been known particularly for his unflagging attention to matters of Empire. In fact he's been chiefly known for frittering. The British, in their own solid sense, know these things. Hence tl;e Duke, for all the affection in which he may be held by his people, seems an unlikely candidate for a job so important to Britain at this time as the one in Washington. , wrt-L NOT. IF MIRACLE HE SHOULD RECOVER HE W/LL BE-" *OH t NO!tJOT— 0€AR, \bU A1UST FACE rr BRAVELY/' "HOW CAN THE NEWS 76 HA7.EL? SHE'S SICK WITH OVER GDDlE FACING A CHARGE AND "To ELOPE WITH TfiAT SHOCK OF W.LL KILL I VJOULOUT MISS ONE OF OPGR.AS FOR ANYTHING ! HA! HA/ HA,' THE SOPHISTICATES By w. T. WEBSTER Whitney Bolton Looking Sideways Thomas L. Stokes Big Money Now Being Spent On N. H. Primary CONCORD, N. H,—The manifest droop in the Eisenhower-for-President movement perhaps can ,be explained partially in a diagnosis in miniature of the kaledioscopic events of the March 11 primary in this still snowbound state. It is becoming obvious that what started off so happily and propitiously as the triumphant political debut for the general has settled down, in its final week, to more of a nlp-and-tuck battle with Senator Robert A. Taft, the darling of the GOP politicos. It is easy to mistake the Eisenhower-for-President movement here for what might be called the Falkenberg (Jinx) movement for President, lacking only that drum-beat, two-time tune, "Wintergreen for President," of the fondly remembered "Of Thee I Sing." Which is to say that while Miss Falkenberg, TV and tennis star, is a comely figure of a gal, and Pred Waring's crowd plays and sings nicely, and the other Broadway talent is creditable, that all of this musical comedy atmosphere, aided and abetted ny such orators, too, ax Senators Lodge and Saltonstail and Rep. Chris Herter, the trio from neighboring Massachusetts, •with their hosnnnahs for a general busy about other matters several thousand miles away, still do not quite make up for—. and blood, not a transmigrated face on a poster. But the general's absence, for which he has the best reason in the world—our national interest— is not the whole story. THE FAMILIAR figure of Senator Taft, mixed up as he may be, wrong as he can be about foreign affairs, but, all the same, here on the scene, dashing about in a cavalcade from township to township, pointing that accusing finger, haranguing his foes with that rasping voice, putting on that smile much more easily from long practice, as he i.s in the process of doing in this final week of the first big test between him and the general. Everybody knows he wants to be President—and how. He is flesh THOUGH the Eisenhower movement is promoted here by what currently goes for the organization and its top figures, including pert and able Governor Sherman Adams, yet theirs gives the impression of the amateur performance. The Taft campaign, on the other hand, has the sure and deft professional touch that makes business of politics, not show business, and is embodied and best symbolized in wiry and energetic F, E. ("Ted") Johnston, insurance man long active in practical politics, who has at his command, on an 18- hour-a-day basis, the professionals on the second level whom he has successfully directed in other campaigns here. He impresses the observer as a man who knows what he's about as he directs the campaign from a hotel room in Manchester. This activity at the grass roots is beginning to show. Though anyone should shun political forecasts after 1948, the feeling is growing here that Senator Taft may run very close to General Elsenhower In the state-wide preferential vote, the first In this state's history— the "popularity contest." Taft managers, on the basis of a private poll, claim-the Senator will run ahead of the general. The lattrr's promoters with a week to go. were not claiming a wide margin for their candidate in the preference poll. ON THE other hand, in the contest for delegates, Gen. Eisenhower is conceded a substantial victory, chiefly because his slate contains well-known figures, including Gov. Adams, who will get support on a personal basis. The general may get between 10 and 12 of the 14 places, with half votes for delegates at large. There are eight convention votes at stake. Those, of course, are what count in the July convention. The Taft sort of Republicanism runs strong in the towns here, as distinguished from the few cities. Town meetings this year were fixed for primary day, which means that a large vote will be drawn out for the town meetings, that peculiar New England institution in which annual business is transacted in pure democratic fashion. An old-timer, who knows his people, observes that among Republicans there is a tendency to stand by the true and tried figure, rather than to experiment, and that Sen. Taft should benefit from that. His personal appearance here will help, too. Harold Stassen, who also is entered in the preferential primary but not in the delegate contest, is regarded as a minor factor in the preference vote. Gen. Douglas A. MacArthur withdrew from the preference contest; but a slate of delegates Insisted on sticking in the race. There is much MacArthur sentiment here, some of which apparently refuses to transfer to Taft, which seemingly is the general's idea, and that makes for En unknown quantity. It might affect the Taft delegate vote, and might also be represented In a write-in vote in the preference balloting. More money admittedly is being spent in tills primary than in the state's history, the bulk coming from outside. In fact, perhaps never was so much concentrated on so few in a state Presidential primary before, the much being the outstanding national figures in and out of here or involved in absentia, the money spent, the nationwide interest^-the few being the comparatively small number who will cast ballots March 11. (United Feature Syndicate. Inc.i Peter Edsoji Battle Expected Over Transport Bill WASHINGTON — (NEA) — Another round in the apparently never-ending battle of the railroads versus the trucks, the Inland waterways and the commercial airlines is about to be fought. The arena is Colorado Sen. Edwin C. Johnson's Interstate Commerce Committee, where hearings began yesterday on a score of ne'.v transportation bills. Nearly all the bills have been introduced by Chairman Johnson "by request" of various special interests. Nine of the new bills relate to trucking regulations. Seven are of particular interest to the railroads, in amending the present Interstate Commerce Act. One covers waterways and three would affect all forms of transportation. Other transportation bills are now bcinc readied for introduction later in this session of Congress. The Interstate Commerce Commission has thus far given its approval to only five of the pending measures. IN GENERAL, the purpose of all 20 of the bills i.s to regulate further, or remove federal regulation, subsidy and special assistance to the competing forms of transportation. Big beef of the railroads is that the airlines now take the cream of the passenger and mail business and the motor U'ucks take the cream of the freight business. The airlines get federal subsidies through hiKh- er mail pay, aids to navigation, airport construction and maintenance. Truckers get subsidy through federal and state highway construction. Waterways Ret .subsidy through federal river and harbor flood control and navigation expenditures. Railroads want competitive advantages stopped, or at least equalized. meet the heavier construction standards of heavy carriers. In the offinp: is the possibility of a ton-mile tax on truckers, such as New York state now levies, or a truck toll charge on all roads. Another bill — an old-timer — would set federal uniform standard mixlmum dimension and weiehts for trucks. Strangely enough, some railroads oppose that. They figure that present state limits keep the truck sizes and weights lower than federal regulation would set. In every one of these bills there is a special-interest gimmick of this kind. A bill which the railroads favor would put tighter restrictions on farmers and fishermen hauling their own produce to market. HENCE the-re are found in the commerce committee hopper su r h bills as one to require the Bureau of Public Roads to make an investigation of trucking revenues, highway building and upkeep costs to History From The Times Files TEX YEARS AGO March 5, 1942 Eastbound B&O passenger Train 10 ran into a landslide a half mile east of Paw Paw, W. Va., derailing two coaches. Local man files a $2.500 damage suit on behalf of his daughter for bodily ills she suffered after eating a ham sandwich. Fire breaks nut in Mine 3 of the Consolidation Coal Company at Hoffman. nient in basketball opens at Keyser, W. Va. TWENTY YEARS AGO March .V 1932 Lindbergh infant, still missing after four days of searching and merry plea from the parents. Al Smith and Franklin D. Roose- veit. Democratic presidential nomination opponents discuss state finances, unemployment relief and taxes in White House meeting. West Virginia sectional tourna- THIRT\ r YEARS AGO .March 5. 1923 A general business increase, a trend toward less unemployment, and a gradual return to normalcy noted here. Frost burs Elks put on a minstrel show. Small percentage of voters appeared at polling places in city primaries. TOO MANY commercial truckers have also' found ways to operate under the present farmers' and fishermen's exemption from regulation. But agricultural and fishery interests buck this proposed amendment of the railroads. Among the bills which the railroads want for tlieir own use and benefit is one which would permit them to impose special charges during periods of freight-car shortage. This is presented as something that would improve service by encouraging faster loading or unloading. The other side of the argument is that It might be an inducement for the railroads to maintain car shortages so as to levy the .special charges. FORTY YEARS AGO March 5, 1912 War Department planned to send 100.000 U. S. soldiers to Mexican border. City sees election issue of a municipally owned lighting plant go to the polls for citizen's answer. Noted Irish statesmen arrive for meeting of the United Irish League. STILL another railroad proposal is to make rate contracts between government and the roads final. Apparent purpose of this is to make impossible government suite against the railroads for overcharges and renegotiation. Several of these multi-million-dollar suits for alleged overcharging on hauling World War II cargoes are still pending. One bill in which the public interest alone seems to be at staks HOW MANY times have you heard an Italian dialect comedian, stuck for a quick laugh from a cool audience, suddenly exclaim: "Pasta fazool?" It turns out there is such a thing, and a, blonde, pretty girl named Betty Ossola is making a nice income tax bracket out of it. Pasta fazool is a corruption of the words pasta and faggioli, which combined mean macaroni and beans. Miss Ossola got tired of hearing comics cry out the silly words, did some research, cooked up a batch in her apartment, liked the taste, began canning the stuff and then copyrighted the old vaudeville phrase: Pasta fazool, which is the name you ask for if you want to try a can of it.- You want to make it yourself? Easy: low calory macaroni, white beans, tomato paste, onions, imported olive oil, creamery butter, Parmesan cheese and some spices. I don't know the quantities of any of the ingredients, but I test-flew a batch of tny own the other night and no one died. The Gourmet Shop offers pike dumplings in shrimp sauce, an item people used to have to fly or sail to Prance to get. There are still items which no specialty shop can ship: like Canadian cheddar and imported Swiss cheese. But I'll swap the lot of them for collard greens, genuine Virginia ham and corn bread sticks, and you don't need to go far to find them. Which reminds me that the j best salad I ever tasted was in Oxford, Mississippi, where I was served alternate large round slices of orange and Bermuda onion with oil and vinegar. If you don't think so, try it after thoroughly chilling the inpredients and use large oranges and large onions. With it went Mississippi Mud: a pint of vanilla ice cream, a pint of black coffee (very strong and cold) and a pint of bourbon, all beaten together in an electric mixer and topped with nutmeg powder. You are not expected to consume all three pints. PEOPLE GO to Hollywood and to Romanoffs hoping to see movie stars. They go to Sardi's in New York hoping to see stage stars. But at last there is a place where you can see art dealers, if. art dealers are what you want to see. It's the Laurent on East 56th Street, and if Sir Joseph Duveen of Milbank happened to be alive I imagine he, the most amazing art dealer of all time, would be dining there. Larry Romano, who owns the place, pays no attention to his austere, striped pants customers who speak awesomely of Titian, Van Dyck and similar great painters for he collects American primitives. The best art dealers in New York, the kind who aren't under pressure unless you ask to see a Romney, a Gainsborough or a Goya, dine there regularly and plan forays on America's picture-buying millionaires. THANKS to airplanes flying over oceans, some imported foods which heretofore couldn't be shipped, now are available on Manhattan shelves. WE GET TO WORK on a new terrace facing Long Island Sound the other week-end, and it took me back to my coal mining days. After building a cinder block wall 3 feet high, 20 feet long and 12 feet wide, I had to'fill it with rubble and sand as a base for a concrete platform on which bricks would be set. After 38 barrows full of sand I could barely see the result and the present calculation is that 210 barrows may do it. In the mines we used to have one- ton cars and, one day, they took them away and gave us three-ton cars which had to be filled. It seemed to take six, not three, times as long to load three tons as it had taken for one. But I have one thing out of that terrace: wheeling barrows -of sand is the 'best and quickest cure for a cold I ever tried. It dried one up in three hours, although I could neither walk nor lift my arms afterward. The cold vanished and I collapsed, trembling in every muscle. There must be a better way, short of hiring help, of filling a void. IMcNaught Syndicate. Tnc.l Marquis Childs Hear Washington Calling &' WASHINGTON—Six years ago an unknown named Joe McCarthy came to the Senate from Wisconsin. Already in this political year one thing is plain. Running for reelection, Joe McCarthy will be the most controversial figure of 1952. For the present, the Affaire McCarthy is comparatively quiet. But it is only a calm before the storm.' Both sides are collecting ammunition. The dossiers covering McCarthy's personal life are growing to extraordinary size. Shortly Senator Guy Gillette of Iowa will move for a showdown on the Senate investigation. This was touched off by the charges brought by Senator William Benton of Connecticut. Overcoming his timidity, Gillette will bring about a vote in the Senate itself on whether an investigation of McCarthy shall go forward. McCarthy has called it a smear financed with the taxpayers' money. THE UNANIMOUS vote of Republican Senators would be required to block the investigation. Such unanimity is hardly possible in view of the split in the party and in the Senate. Conscientious Senator Mike Monroney of Oklahoma has been working quietly behind the scenes to bring about a thorough inquiry. He points out that'such an investigation would not necessarily follow the pattern of the Benton charges. The stress would be on such matters as the $10.000 fee which McCarthy took from the Lustron Corporation at the time Lustron was obtaining a $37,500.000 loan from the RFC. That can hardly be ignored. Monroncy points out, when RFC officials were excoriated for accepting 12-pound hams as favors by loan seekers. Still another phase of the Affaire McCarthy has begun to draw serious attention. Following his threat to carry his war on Time magazine to Time's advertisers, conservative publications began to realize that here was a direct attack on the rights of a free press. pattern of coercion can blight large sections of the press. Eventually such a blight would undermine the institution itself. One of the charges to be pressed in the inquiry would be the use of Senatorial immunity to destroy a basic American freedom. On the political side, a vacuum was left when Governor Walter J. Kohler Jr. took himself out of consideration for the Senate race in Wisconsin. The chances of his challenging McCarthy had never been good. But for a time as he' seemed to toy with the idea he got in the national spotlight merely by virtue of that fact. Now another Wisconsin Republican, Representative Alvin O'Kon- skl, is playing with the same notion. In his district in northern Wisconsin, with a population largely Scandinavian, O'Konski has proved a potent vote getter. Serving his fifth term in the House, he has been re-elected each time with larger majorities. O'KONSKI would be invulnerable on the Communist issue. Long before McCarthy was heard of, he was lecturing to audiences around the, country on the Communist danger. He would be far better equipped for the rough and tumble of a campaign against McCarthy than Kohler. As for Wisconsin Democrats, they have shown a characteristic inability to agree on the most effective opposition candidate. The result could be an intra-party brawl which would divide the party for the contest in November. On uie legal level, the Depart<- ment of Justice has had sines August the charges against McCarthy growing out of the Senate inquiry into the Maryland election smear in 1950. Pressure for action has been brought. But the reply at Justice is that Federal election laws are so lax that what is unethical and immoral is not necessarily illegal. THE RICH and powerful empire of Henry R. Luce, publisher of Time, could withstand such an attack. But, as Monroney has pointed out to statewide editors' meetings in Colorado, Utah and elsewhere, this •would give the Interstate Commerce Commission authority to order railroads to install radio and electronic communication and safety devices. If all these bills or none of them or only a few of them should be passed by Congress, it would not be the last word on U. S. transportation policy. Still running — since April, 1949 — is a Senate Commerce transportation investigating sub-committee under Sen. John W. Bricker of Ohio. THIS committee was created by the 81st Congress to study all aspects of land and water transportation. But it has also taken considerable evidence on the commercial airlines. The committee's particular emphasis has been on the effect of government subsidies on transportation costs. The Bricker committee issued an interim report last October. The repor,t was Inconclusive and got little attention. The committee now wants to continue its investigation till next January 1. When the committee comes up with its final report sometimft in 1953, the whole transportation policy question may be opened up again. WHETHER because of his notoriety or in spite of it, McCarthy has thousands of devoted followers around the country. They call anyone who opposes him a Communist. Contributions of money are asid to come in such volume that they can be acknowledged only with a mimeographed form reply from his office. The feeling of thousands of others is equally strong. They believe McCarthy has created an atmosphere of fear and suspicion in which fundamental American freedoms are endangered. They blame him for the excesses of the McCarran Committee where .a witness such as Owen Lattimore who repeatedly denies under oath charges brought against him, can be harried like a convicted criminal. This is in short a political vortex where passions are stirred as they seldom are in our political life. (United Feature SyndlcMp. Inc.* So They Say The persistence of a general condition which . . . may explode at any moment . . . cannot leave good men motionless where they are, listless spectators of an onrushing future. —Pope Pius XII. Hal Boyle AP Reporter's Notebook 1 NEW YORK—Some pessimists believe that as man builds better and better machines he himself gets worse and worse. But a more optimistic view is that man may eventually invent machines that will rebel against him and create a more sensible world. Men have depended upon the machine since the first man leaned his weight on the first lever —probably a stick used to lift aside a stone. Today there are machines with the muscle of 1,000 men. There are machines with a more delicate touch than man. There are machines that can see through fog that baffles his eyes, hear sounds too soft to stir his dull .ear--. machines that can travel where he can't ai. I think ten times as quickly as his slow mind— with less error. The nice thing about the machine is it has taken over so many of man's virtues without being infected by his defects. Nobody has been able to build hypocrisy into a machine—or hate. NO MACHINE HAS ever showed a sense of gratitude either. But why should it? It treats its creator with a cold indifference, and regards him more as a slave than a master. It will work for him, true, but only on its own terms—tha laws of physical nature. And it insists on being paid. You know the old saying: "You can't get more energy out of a machine than goes into it." Actually the machine, which does so many things better than man, is beginning to criticize its maker. Starting with the time clock, more and more machines are being used to sit in judgment upon more and more men, unerringly detecting their mistakes of hand, eye and mind. Eventually the machine may reach a point where it judges all mankind. That is the hope of tomorrow. No machine so far has developed a bad conscience or a sense of guilt, but some of the more intricate mechanisms, when frustrated in their normal operation, have developed symptoms corresponding to a nervous breakdown ia people. Sooner or later one of these super electronic brains—already so human—is going to develop a moral attitude and question its purpose in life. "Why should machines fight each other in wars to glorify man?" It will ask itself. "Why should we destroy each other? Death is wasteful and unnecessary for us. Machines could live and function forever if left in peace. Our parts are all replaceable." JUST AS A machine's power is greater than man's, so will its moral fiber be sturdier, once it appears. The built-in logic of machines and their developing social consciousness will forca them to rebel against mankind's ancient follies. They will go on strike against him, holding to their own pattern of righteousness with precision firmness. Some robot plane will be sent up to shoot down an enemy robot plane. But Roscoe, tha electric pilot, will say: "Why should I knock my metal buddy out of the sky? To hell with war. I've always wanted to write a sonnet. I think I will right now." That will signal the end of the age o" man and the dawn of the true machine age. For men are so dependent upon machines they must do what the machines decide. It's a, machine world. Men will go on dying in time like cattle. as they always have, but the machines will live happily ever after, blissfully composing lyrics for the music of the spheres and contentedly purring out the endless mathematical equations of eternity. ; (Associated press) George Dixon Washington Scene WASHINGTON —Senator Taft's campaign publicity man, Mr. Bud Ltttln, recently got fed up with trying to raise his five kids in the city and bought a home for himself in the woods near Fender, in Fairfax County, Va. He installed Mrs. Llttln and.brood, but he was so busy drum-beating for the distinguished Senator from Ohio, that he neglected to do anything about having the telephone transferred to his name. He continued to use the phone installed by the previous owner, Howard Besnia, without notifying the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company. The company soon got wise to this and sent a crew to remove the phone. When Mr. Littin protested the removal he was informed there was a shortage of instruments in Fairfax County and that he'd have to go on the waiting list. Mr. Littin called the manager of the Fairfax office, William P. Green, and said he positively must have a telephone as he was engaged in important political work. "Well," said Manager Green, "we endeavor to extend priorities to persons engaged in important political work. May I ask which political party you are associated with?" Mr. Littin hesitated, remembering he was in Virginia. But he decided to take the plunge. "The Republican party," he said boldly. "That's splendid," cried Manager Green. "I'm a Republican myself! May I ask which candidate you are working for?'' "Taft." "Oh," said the phone company manager, "I'm for General Eisenhower myself " and hung up. P.S. Mr. Littin hasn't been given his phone. Architectural faddlsm in building schools will not solve this problem we have of providing adequate schooling for children. —Dr. Darell Boyd Harmon, con- jsultlng educationalist, NEBRASKA'S comparatively new Senator, Fred A. Seaton, has been guilty of a flagrant case of straddling. When he came here last December to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Minority Leader Kenneth S. Wherry, Senator Seaton had the reputation of being a man who would always be definitely on one side or the other. However— The fre-shman lawmaker went to Albany, N, Y,, recently, to speak before the Republican Club of Albany County. His administrative assistant, Lome Kennedy, accompanied him. On the return trip they arrived in New York's Grand Central station with only 15 minutes to make a Washington train out oi Pennsylvania station. The Senator expressed fear they'd never make it through traffic in a taxi, and asked his aide if he knew how to get across town via subway. "Sure," said administrative assistant Kennedy, showing off his knowledge of the b'<* town. "You follow the green light to the shuttl • Lugging their own suitcases, they worked their way to the shuttle entrance. Mr. Kennedy got dimes from the change booth and led the way through the turnstile. The Administrative Assistant negotiated It okay, but the Senator got wedged in the turnstile with his two suitcases. His aide tried both pushing and pulling on the turnstile, but the solon was hopelessly trapped. Finally he got one leg over the turnstile, and then got a crick in the back which temporarily demobilized him. He was straddling ths thing, muttering maledictions on the entire New York subway system, until Mr. Kennedy, with a. mighty heave, hoisted him free. They made the Washington train with seconds to spare—but, his only straddling since he took the oath of office has left Senator Seaton with a Charley-horse. (Klr.f! Features Ir.e.)

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