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PAGE SIX ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH MONDAY, MAY 3, 1954 Editorial » n. *? A tl i> ...» •? ft. t 1 « % SI Cftttftt.v SfaMiM Destroy Those Slut Machines , t Tfcert is no reason that we can <ee why tho<c "machine wired by county authorities should to destroyed. Authorities Iim learned that they prcuim- alffy twe On their way to service private clubs of the afe« when seized by federal authorities. „-« Since then courts have decided the federal ftotn^illeJ lacked the legal power to seize $fe frtfehinw. tlttre fc little doubt that county authorities n«<i-« fight to seize them, however, since slot art virtually per se gambling devices. Of cdtlTse the organizations who were ex- r -.-,—«, delivery of them might contend that trie sfbtties were not gambling devices but rather were "contribution boxes." That seems to be the way some organizations have to operate — by playing upon the cupidity of their members. The best way to test the "contribution box" claim, however, would be for these organizations to take down off their walls the slot machines now operating there and devise in their places some sort of piggy bank. Through these members could make their contributions without the hope of gain beyond what they could get from improved financial standing of the organizations — seemingly a dubious incentive to the club members* So Yon Think Loft Like a Lion! Maybe there are those who think April left us in an uproar. They should have been around 25 years ago. Of they could have read it in the 25 year ago column Saturday. Back in 192? the last day of April was featured by a slide downward of the mercury from near-summer temperatures to 25 degrees. That brought on a heavy rain — 3.7 inches— part of which froze on the ground and on trees, causing heavy damage to telephones and other communications, Guess we just had a slight capful of wind the other day. Nomination for Week's Worst Pun "We hereby - offer our nomination for the worst pun of the week. It concerns the McCarthy-Army hearing at Washington. With shoulder* squared, .a defiant look in our eyes, a firm let to the mouth, .we utter the pun: It seems difficult for some of the witnesses to Schinc in the hearing. \ ftf»oii Cure for Chronic Crimlnafo In St. I.ouis the other day, a chronic violator of traffic laws, who seemed endowed with fabulous luck in avoiding the penalties of law, was finally convicted and given the maximum penalty on each of several counts agaitisr him. To those of us who have the common sense i to despise spccdball traffic goofs, the conviction ; of the chronic violator is .1 matter for rejoicing. Here we arc not concerned with the traffic goof except inasmuch as it serves to introduce a point: The one court action that is most effective in stopping chronic crime is the prison sentence. Fines and tongue-lashings may not have much effect on some who have contempt for law. But anyone—even a rich, irresponsible speed demon—cannot help but understand the gravity of his offense if he has to sweat out a few months in the workhouse. Now this same, philosophy that might be applied to other types of law violations that seem j to get so entangled in legal slight-of-hand that! the principals never sec the inside of prison walls. ( There arc certain instances of repeated j gambling law violations in Madison County thai j could well be stopped by the simple procedure I of sending the chronic violator to t the penal farm for a few months. There, sweating out a sentence while being compelled to do honest work, the repeat-violator will find time to determine whether the ill- gotten wealth is worth it. If he has it rough enough, he may make up his mind and his decision will save law-abiding citizens plenty of money in the future. In the last analysis, those of us who abide by the laws are the ones who have to foot the bill for the chronic criminals who resort to legal flim-flam in order to resume their illegal plundering through gambling.- Senator Muiult Has An Idea There Senator Mundt is to be commended for his announced intention of speeding the McCarthy hearings. So devious have the thrcnds of investigation become that it is increasingly difficult for the public to follow them to their point. When a major government inquiry sinks to the level of. spending days arguing over how many men appeared in one picture, we arc reaching a new low in investigative significance and a new high in time wasting. » » » «• & More and more bubble gum appears on the market. The kids ask for it and the furniture is stuck with it. Side ftlanw* ** c, IMIH um t)nvid Lmvrence T. M. *H- u Co»r. 1M4 kf m* tortlM. Inc. "Daddy, if you're going to wear the tie Mom bought you for your birthday, why are you stuffing that old one in your pocket? ;** Pearson's Merry-Go-Round Ike Nixes Radf ord's Promise f 'WASHINGTON — Behind the Indochina,.heniming and hawing at Geneva is a coVrve'rsation with { Adrh. Arthur Radford, chairman •of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, which has made French Premier Laniel furious. • It wasr^t publicized, but Lan- lel had formally asked for the intervention of the U.S. Air Force a little over a week ago. He did this, however, only alter Adm. Radford had told him in advance that President Eisenhower would immediately agree. But when the formal French request got to Washington, Eisenhower did just the opposite. He flatly Said no—on the ground that he did not have authority without the prior consent of Congress. What actually happened was that Radford has been wanting the United States to intervene * directly in the Indochlnese war i while other members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff have not. The French Premier, talking to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, did not know about this deadlock in Washington. Also Eisenhower felt that Congress and the American people would vigorously oppose the use of the American Air Force in Indochina and he didn't want to take the political conseo.uences. Therefore, he told Premier Laniel that the United States would intervene only if Great Britain joins us, which of course is just not going to happen. Winston Churchill had already told Ike in a telephone conversation that Britain would not cooperate. Net result ol die French conversations has made a virtual French surrender much more likely; and with it the likely fall of the middle-of-the-road Laniel government. Western "Giveaway" With just as little fanfare as possible, Secretary of the Interior McKay has sivcn the green light to a reversal ot HIP 50- vear-old Teddy R'wsevt'lt Reclamation Act. In a letter dated April G lo Congressman Miller of Nebraska, McKay ha* okayed the same principle for reclamation, and water-power as hn.v been applied to the graft-ndden FHA. Western .Senators who have examined the McKay P^n say it amounts to the biggest giveaway since new deal days and is a complete reversal ol Eisenhowei policy. pjan a battle to block the in Congress. }' Us - chief provisions will f b* MUjjpletely Ignored. These can have under water from a federal reclamation project. Big land-owners have been trying to knock this limitation put for years. To get around these two Important reclamation policies, Secretary McKay has okayed a plan to give power on the Stanislaus River in California to a group of private .irrigation developers plus Pacific Gas and Electric. In addition, the federal government will hand this group $10,370,000 in grants and loans under a special bill introduced by Congressman Leroy Johnson with Senators Knowland and Kuchcl, Republicans. ItecluitiuUmi Act Ignored On top of this, Congressman Miller of Nebraska has introduced a bill making this applicable to all of the 17 western states. The reclamation act would be completely bypasssed and ignored. Furthermore, not only Secretary McKay personally, but the budget bureau and tho Eisen- 'hower administration have made this official policy. Background of this important byplay is that about a year ago, the Oalulaie and South San Joaquin irrigation districts signed a contract with Pacific Gas and Electric to set up three power plants on the Stanislaus River, and using this contract as security, they negotiated a loan of $4,700,000, The excess water, they planned, would be usod for irrigation. Just at this timr, however, Secretary Humphrey's hard-money policy upset the applecart. The banks refused to go through with tho loan. Whereupon the Caliiornia promoters called on Undersecretary ol the Interior, Ralph Tudor for help and -Tudor finally came through''With^a,,, : plan :: not only to ; give the Stanislaus River to the private groups, but also hand them $10,370,000 in loans and grants. Unlike the reclamation act. which provided for repayment of water power loans with interest within 5C years, the new McKay plan is extremely nebulous as to (he time of repayment and the rate of interest. '', St. Lawrence Seaway It was two congressmen who oppose the St. Lawrence Seaway who finally switched a vote in the rules committcee in order to permit that long-delayed project to be debated this week For weeks, the St. -Lawrence Seaway has been deadlocked Inside the Rules Committee. 6' to 6. Finally, a Congresssman who opposes the seaway, Tom Steed Oklahoma Democrat, went be fore the Rules Committee and ar gued that because Canada is one of pur best friends we could not afford to bottle up the project in committee. At least, ho argued, we should permit the project to come to a vote on the floor of the House of Represen tatives. The Rules Committee o( coin-so, has tho power to hot tie up legislation or report it out for full debate. This argument appealed to Congressman John E. Lyle, Dem ocrat, of Corpus 'Christi, Tex. a member of the Rules Commit tee, who hitherto had voted against reporting the St. Law (•once out of committee. It was Lyle who changed his vote, even (hough he opposed (he St. Law rence, and decided that in do I'orence to Canada, the full House of Representatives shouldvoteon this important measure. (Copyright. 1054, Bell Syndicate, Inc.i National Can Opener Is Big Event By HAL BOVLK NEW YORK ^-Frances shook me awake at dawn this morning. 1 mattered sleepily, "Is the house on fire? Did the baby cut a new molar?" "No, Rover," she said. "I just rouldn't wait any longer. Let's get up and start celebrating." "Celebrating?" I yawned. "Havo- you lost your marbles? What is there to celebrate on a Monday?" "You've forgotten!" said Frances, accusingly. "I don't mind your forgetting my birthday, Mother's Day, St. Valentine's Day and our wedding anniversary. But how could anybody be so thoughtless as to forget—" Tears glistened in her eyes. "Forget what?" I muttered crossly, fooling guilty. "That this is the beginning of National Can Opener Week," she suid, Well, I did feet ashamed. Good old National Can Opener Week! "I'm sorty; Honey;," I apologized.' "Jusf live,' me ;a moment, and we'll start the celebration." After showering and shaving I donned my tux and black tie while Frances eagerly slipped into her evening gown. Then we went into the kitchen and "pulled-out all our can openers and put them on the counter. We have 15. One belongs to Frances. The other 14 arc mino. Then we got out the .silver polish and bogfin polishing tne can openers. Usually we just dunk them in hot water. But during National Can Opener Week wo always use silver polish. It makes them feel more important. Frances next tied a gay ribbon around each can opener and laid them all in a row on the dining room table. Then she went back into the kitchen and returned carrying a cake with 15 lighted candles. As she put it on the table, we both chanted: "Happy National Can Opener week to you! "Happy National Can Opener week to you! "Happy National Can Opener week, dear can openers, "Happy National Can Opener week to you! Well, you never saw so many surprised can openers in your Hie, They fairly shone with excitement. The first record of a tin can is in 1853. But.Jt wasn't until 1858 that Ezra J. Warner invented the first can opener. If it hadn't'been for Ezra this country would now be covered with a sea^bf unopened tin cans as high as the empire state building. Truly, it is the can opener that saved America. TOONERVILLE POLKS By Fontaiue Fox considered all-import to the building up of the but bitterly fought by the Companies and big land»re: « to public bodies It fmtnieipajities and REA than prlvaip uUU- •*i* of limit M the *ny one owner 4 Now Grannie Can Read Mrs. Florence Thomson, an 81- year-old "grannie" of Cape Town .South Africa, has just passed her examination jifter a year's course at a night school. Mrs. Thomson who never previously had gone : to school, took the course to that j she could achieve a life-long am- j hition, Sho wanted to be able to read the Bible. Prayer for a 0 God, help us to understand history's lessen that when the family deteriorates, tho nation decays. Keep us sensitive to our exalted responsibility o/ parenthood. May we provide the Christian example in our homes that will lead our youth along the road to useful, dedicated lives; through Jesus Christ. Amen. -Luther W. Youngdahl, Washington, D, c., U.S. district judge, District ol Columbia. U.S.NeverHad Prepared Plan For Indochina By JAMES MARLOW WASHINGTON JP — The Eisenhower administration talked tough but, it appears now, never had a prepared plan to help the French if they faced disaster in Indochina at the hands of the Communist-led Vietminh. The tough talk didn't stop the Communists. Secretary of State Dulles didn't come up with a plan until the French did face disaster. So far his plan hasn't worked. When the Korean truco was signed last summer, Dulles focused American and world attention on Indochina, where the French had been fighting the Vietminh seven years. On Sept. 2 he warned the Communist Chinese not to send their troops into Indochina. If this was intended to warn the Chinese they might be bombed in China jf they sent an army into Indochina, it overlooked a reality they didn't have to send in an army. , The native Indochlnese rebels were willing to fight and die. T^ey needed supplies and expert direction and help. The Chinese sent In supplies and specialists. Yet, that may be the future pattern of Communist aggression anywhere: get the native Communists to revolt and then see them through a victory with supplies and trained men who stay in the background. In another major policy speech Jen. 12 Dulles said aggression would be met with instant and massive retaliation. Later he watered it down, saying he had meant to emphasize not so much the word "instant" as this country's "capacity" to retaliate instantly, if it wished to. It was watered down even further by President Elsenhower on March 10. He told a news conference the United States would not get involved in war without a formal declaration by Congress. Three days later Dulles explained Eisenhower could order instant retaliation if he thought an attack anywhere was preliminary to attack on this country. Chinese aggression inlndochinacould hardly be considered that. On the very day Dulles gave that explanation, the Vietminh began a liiajor offensive against the French fortress of Dlen Bien Phu In northwest Viet Nam. All this time the administration seemed to think the French would win. By March 29 the Vietminh had given the French a battering. Dulles said a Communist victory in Indochina would lead to domination of all Southeast Asia. "That possibility," he said, "should not be passively accepted but should be met by united action." Thjs, at last, seemed to be a plan, although one thought up it the last moment, for he dashed off to see if the French and British would form a Pacific alliance like the one they had with this country in Europe. Britain and Franco insisted on waiting to see what happened at the Geneva conference before agreeing to "united action." They went into the conference divided, facing the undivided Com munisjs, who could take advantage of their split. They did. Now the French may agree to a peace plan which could lead to eventual seizure of all Indochina. Award lor Charles Valentine Riley, one of (he first economic entomologists of America, was awarded the Cross of the Legion of Honor by France for a suggestion. French grapevines had been ruined, by an insect, and Riley suggested that they be replaced with American vines that were hardened to its attacks. Joseph Priestley, English chemist, discovered that the gum from certain trees would rob out pea. cil marks, giving ru.bhjr ^ najje, Have Britain, France Gone Isolationist? GENEVA. May .1— International conferences have their ups and downs, and this is one of those stages in which things are decidedly down. Sometimes it looks as if (he entire Western alliance is just a myth and as if the Communists are riding high to bigger and bigger propaganda victories. This comes about because one sees here the transparent weaknesses of both France and Britain who shy away from even the mildest proposals for collective action and collective security in Asia and reveal an awo of, if not. a submissiveness to. Moscow's demands. It. makes one wonder how long Unrle Sam can keep on pouring billions into the the coffers of Allies who. with the best, intentions in tho world, foci helpless with their own public opinion to stand up in the clinches. As one surveys Europe and Asia to find the real allies of the United States today, it looks as if Spain — which has granted us air bases — will not quibble about.our right to throw an atom bomb back at Russia if we are attacked. It looks as if Turkey, with her excellent army, will stand firm. It also looks in Asia as if we could depend upon the really powerful army of South Korea and the armies of Pakistan, the Philippines and Japan when a crisis comes. But as for France and Britain, they have apparently gone isolationist and seem unconcerned about the possible loss of southeast Asia to the Communists and would make a deal tomorrow with Moscow if they could do so gracefully and without too much offense to America. Prime Minister Churchill's latest speech, too, indicates he is willing to make a deal in Europe with Soviet Russia. It is significant that, for the first time in all his utterances, he wishes "happiness and ever-increasing and ever- expanding prosperity" to the Soviet government as well as the Soviet people and want to see them both "play a proud and splendid part in the guidance of the human race." This is the first time since 1945 that any Western statesman has had such flattering words for the murderers in the Kremlin who are responsible for 140,000 American casualties and who have cornmitter flagrant acts of aggression in both Asia and Europe. This Churchill speech sounds, .Chamberlain at Munich in 1938 than the expression of a resolute or formidably unity among the Western allies in 1954. What is most disconcerting here is the way Anthony Eden ran out last week on'his pledge made to Secretary Dulles in London before the Geneva conclave began. At that time, it was understood that Great Britain would support a southeastern Asia collective pact like NATO. Nobody asked Britain to an- noifnce any military commitments at this time. In fact, the French appeal for immediate military aid in Indo-China had been turned down by both Britain? and the United States as not the right step to take at the mofrient, since Britain and America alone couldv not .hope to get the 'support of Asian peoples by such a move v What America sought was a 'permanent setup like that in Europe. Secretary Dulles asked in vain that the British send a representative to Washington to explore the possibility of setting up a standing committee of govern ments for the southeast Asia alliance, similar to the one established for the Korean situation find for NATO*. This was a powerful countermove and it worried the Communists, so they got busy and stirred up Nehru of India, who in turn stirred up some of his satellites in a suddenly convened conference at Ceylon. There only Pakistan stood up against his efforts to torpedo the Dulles plan. Meanwhile, French Foreign Minister Bidault has tried valiantly to keen the situation fluid so his cabinet would not be over thrown in the midst of the negotiations here. He has struggled to put forth some kind of plan for the partition of Indo-China. To the American delegation, the word "partition" hag been ana< theme. Then, out of a clear sky and without advance 'varning to the delegation here, President Eisenhower discussed at his press conference the idea of partition in principle. It was promptly seized upon here as meaning a repudiation of what Dulles was trying to do, Actually there wasn't ^wcb difference between what the President said and what the secretary was trying to accomplish- as an ultimate objectives-namely, to achieve a "modus vivendi" in a military sense --'but the European press distorted, it into an Eisenhower willingness la ac. cept a surrender of Southeast Asia. It woulr> be much tuettet If the White House madfl DP com* men! at all in these delate sitr uations while a conference oj such importance |$ j n progress, as eyen the most innocent words are misiritflrpi-eted deliberately by the anti-American presi fa 25 and 5O Years Ago May3,1929 \ With a new accounting system installer! by the rity engineer, it was expected that closer scrutiny of records could be made to determine what districts had been covered in the maintenance program, what types of pavement caused the greatest repair cost and what methods proved most effective. High honor students from Alton High School were: 1-1 class—George Henry, Frank Milnor, Roe Watson. Margaret Faris, Virginia McMurty, Ella Pfeiffenberger; 2-2 class, Claude Decker, Stephen Jianakopolis, Lola Chapman, Alma Wyman; 2-1 class— Granville Lemonds. George Russo. Hugh Sargent, Harriet Kochne, Mary McKinney; i-2-Eleanor Warner, Leila Springman; 1-2—Dudley Giberson. Paul Titchenal, Victor Titchenal, Evelyn Johnson, Vlasta Koukl, Virginia Mook, Ruth Smith. Caroline Swain, Eloise Swain. Honpr rolls in all classes included Amber tirwin, Ember Corwin, Edgar Hack. Fred Lenhardt, Ormand Show. Donald Snyder, Samuel Tate, Lucy Byford. Jean Cousley, Jeanne Giberson. Pauline Linlz. Mary Ann McManus, Charlotte Overath, Pauline Ross, Dorothy Roth, Dorothy Srhindewolf, Dorothy Strickland, • Virginia Wright, Rose Ziegenfuss. Allen Autery, Lewis Hunt, Howard Kestner, Elsie Adams, Marjorie Beall, ' Mary Abbott Blair, Alpha Bohlmeyer, Adeline Carey, Ruth Corzine, Virginia Harper, Helen Lefler, Virginia Shepler, Monica Stephenson, Newton Davis! John Lessner, Charles Nisbett, Bonnie Dee Eie, Helen Kane, Margaret Marr. Edith Melsen- heimer, Rose Rosenthan, Jeanne Weber, Shirley Wittels. Nelson Ash, Faye Brewer, Harlan Metcalf, Lydia Bfuegman, Elizabeth Cousley, Olus Graves, Marguerite Huebner, Marjorie Mucssel, lone Nickens, Susan Olmstead. Hilda Putze, Rosemary Swain, Hilda Treadway, Weir Brown, Virginia Benecke, Katharine Cousley, Alice DuBois, Harriett Pfeiffenberger. Sherman Barnett, Christie Barrow, Harold Neuhaus, Fred Penny, Chalmers Westoff, Olive Barrow, Alice Crusei' Dorothy Dean, Rose Maria Hallam, Mary-"Hariley, Jane Jocsting, Virginia Noble, EphrairrT Green, Ernest Silk, Gwendolyn Blazier, Mildred Nisbett, Vina Mae Presley, Dorothy Show, Spencer Brown, Emil JSisen- reich, David Little, Sterling Webb, Stattira Brairtery, Thelma Chapman, Sadie Corey, Mildred Dunlope, Allsie Freeland, Anna Mae Haley, Opal Hamilton, Mildred Harlow, Dorothea Lintz, Lois Marr, Wilma Mills, Sophia Prager and Alice Redd. May 3,1904 William Threde. Jr.. 17, had been Instantly killed and Charles Wilson, night engineer at Illinois Glass Co. plant, gravely Injured when in explosion of vapors wrecked the fuel oil storage house. The concussion from the explosion was felt all over the city and attracted a crowd of about 1.000 persons to the Glass Works gates. The roof was blown from the storage building, but oil in the two 40,000-gallon tanks failed to ignite. Threde, employed in the electric power house, had accompanied Wilson, who was carrying a lighted lantern, to make an inspection of pits under the oil house into which flood waters had been seeping. Threde's body was found under the roof of the oil house which dropped to the ground 12 feet from the structure. George Finkel, night superintendent, first to reach the shattered building, found Wilson pinned by some fallen wreckage, and assisted in extricating him. The injured engineer then was removed to St. Joseph's Hospital and attended by Dr. G. Taphorn. Threde had resided with his parent! at Sixth and Alby Sts. Asparagus shipments from Godfrey to tho Chicago market had started at a rate of 300 boxes a day, and for 25 bunches growers were averaging $3.50. The C&A was to put on a fast freight car as Godfrey shipments increased. Mat Robinson resigned as a street car conductor to become a clerk in Upper Alton post- office. Godfrey Fishing Club was seeking incorporation with 10 charter members, ft. J. Young sold a part interest in his livery Stable to his brother, Charles Young, and his brother- in-law, John Lock, The stone foundation was started by Contractor Kleinschnittger for the B. L. Dorsey residence at Fourth and George Sts. John Rcssman and Miss Helen Massuli of Godfrey were licensed to marry. Mr. and Mrs. William Moore of E. Second St. announced birth of a daughter, and Mr. and Mrs. George Gray the birth of a son. Announcement was made of the engagement of George Finkel, night superintendent at the glass works, and Miss Marie B. Herb, daughter of the late Senator Herb. Four new members were named to the police department. J. N, Ashlock continued as captain, Mrs. Sophia Demuth as matron, James Pack as sergeant, and .Charles Steincr as turnkey. Patrolmen were Henry Tisius, George Russell, Ed Burjes, Ed Lyons, Henry Deuckcr, Chris Ulrich, Barney Fahrig, William Kleboldt, M. A. Gray, Louis Lueckcr, Henry Fisher, John Hetge, James Lewis and P. J. Kirwin. Victor Riesel Says lEyes on Teamsters CHICAGO —. Never has any group of powerful men lived under glass — with the_ bright lights on .— as have the leaders "of the Teamsters -Union who were running a marathon series of 'round-the-clock conferences here this past week'. And they were angry men, for they have an Understandable aversion to living in a glass bowl. They came here to re- frame policy for a drive across country for' hundreds of thousands of new members in 13 major industries. Bujj they spent much time "and irjflignation dis- cusssing the FBI the Federal and local grand juries, the Congressional investigators, the newspapermen — especially the columnists — who have descended on this influential union of 1,700,000 men who handle almost every important vehicle ,.,and gadget which moves or. wheels over the nation's roads. Perhaps the . most furious Teamster of them £11 was their chief, Dave Beck, AVho told his men he'd back up^ $very one of them accused of wrongdoing — and that he would demand of all comers that they believe his people innocent of any malfeasance until proved guilty. Then last Tuesday, behind the closed doors of a Palmer House conference room, talking inside, 4he family, Beck warned scores-of his'aides to stay clean. I want to quote him, although Beck "'did' not- realize his words would be known outside the clos- &d room, Wharhe said can'make an admirable cou> of ethics — unless evaporated by future inaction. He warned his people tha,t he personally would "destroy" any Teamsters' official found corrupting the union, '' . They had never hTeard Beck talk quite this way in the lodge, "I despise anyone' who takes money and sells out his members, those hard working people. I'll fight every S.O.B! who does that and I'll destroy him", Beck said. Beck wants the grand juries, the Federal and private eyes, j the special district attorneys and Congressional committees to get through with their probes and either indict some of his men or let them be. For he and his lieutenants have plans. If they carry out the decisions - made here in between denunciations of those who arc keeping them under glass, the Teamsters will launch the^ first major unionizing drive into new fields since John! Lewis floored the late Big Bill Hutcheson with a roundhouse blow and then stalked out of the AFT, to create the CIO. Though little noticed by the nation, there were 13 major conferences here ''running at the same time 'last Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. This is a new type,.Of unionism. Each of the 13 conferences-covered a major field\— such as freight I, a u 1 i n g, automotive, bakery, dairy, cannery, and even public services. Beck organized these conferences so that his union could, in a showdown with business, call a national strike in any, or all of the fields, thereby strengthening his union's hold on the. industry in any one city or state., A national milk delivery, bread delivery or public service strJkeV-even if only implied and never actually called, could force a company or a community to concede defeat in any region. From the union's point of view, its's terrific strategy, for it applies to the delivery fields the techniques and strength of nation-wide bargaining such as is enjoyed by , the unions' in the coal and steej fields. "' A And it gives Beck'and,his;men a terrific operating base -for un- Alton Evening Telegraph Published by Alton Telegraph Printing Company f. B. COUSLEY, Publisher and Editor Published Daily, Subscription Price 30 cents weekly by carrier; by maU 510.00 a year within 100 miles; $14.00 beyond 100 milei. Msll subscription not accepted in towns where carried delivery it available. Entered ai second-class matter at th« post office at Alton, 111. Act of Congress, March «, 1879. MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Pregt it exclusively entitled to the use for publication 01 all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited to this paper and to the local news published herein. Local Adyerti»in« j»at« and contract information on application at the Telegraph buslnesi office 111 Eait Broadway, Alton. 111. National Ad- •vertlsing 'Representative, Weat- Hollday Co.', New York, Chicago. ionizing unusual areas. His organizers, for example, right now are unionizing auto salesmen in Detroit—as the basis for a national drive. The teamsters have told new and used car salesmen at Ford, Chevrolet, Pontiac, Oldsmobile, Buick DeSoto, Plymouth, Dodge and Chrysler agencies that they can get them higher commissions it they sign up with the union. How? Simple, The union says that it will get contracts for the salesmen giving them commission on the full factory-delivered price of the car instead of commission on the dealers' profit, which is the current practice. If the dealers don't sign up, the Teamsters Union "conference", which covers car haulage, may decide not to deliver autos to a non-union dealer. This technique could bring hundreds of thousands of members in any field. And Beck today wants no mobs and no shakedown artists hurting hit chances to build the world's bigggest union. I (Copylight, MM, Port Hall Jyndlcate. Inc.) Pakistan is buying 70,000,000 yards — $9,000,000 worth — of Japanese cotton cloth. MIRROR OF YOUR MIND ^ . .'-. / Bjr JOfiCFII WHITNEY lives", as a means O f represss- Ing current frustrations and anxieties. Subcoiuqjously they fill up with uselewr; envy for childhood's lack of responsibility, Most happy adults actually ex. perienced happy school days, but because happy people usually live In the present, they don't spend much time reminiscing about, or yearning tor, the happy days of childhood. Why d« (Kktyfe over The caus£ |f probably a neui-otic, fear or lacing* things as they actually are, If you distrust your real emotion* yo^ will tend to exaggerate small things to appear like great things.- This is particularly true of Immature adulU who go into rapture of praise over things flit* like; then espjodo with the. ftriea) venoiji over «wething tr>ey disapprove. W6 ire jsli go- auainted with ueonle who retain ... . , ,, ^|F>?"**V-"*TT T^ff™* (f"w~p,*ir ri*»vw T^T-^W" tt\/oi\w/\rta f Tnltonnu flnl lifts (tyg cWWW) itabij of tx»W*' * IW *W« WftW *^ Jt * event, as "the happiest 4ayy of their fMWW create maU*«erers? Amwer; No, There are alwayi individuals who Jook on » com, pensable injury as another rea» son why the world owe* them a living, but they had little or 09 initiative to start with. Many ethers, with a strong sense of responsibility and independence, fee] that their disability ii a mark, d inferiority, and do ev. ng possible to overcome it to regain pomplete indepen, S, to each type, paj tta» simply brfpfi out jehirastw- trstti, taW

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