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The Albuquerque Tribune from Albuquerque, New Mexico · 8

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Tuesday, October 26, 1943
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FAGE EIGHT THE ALBUQUERQUE TRIBUNE Albuquerque JCew Mexico The AlbuquerqueTribune A Scripps-Howard Nniptpcr SHAPTIK aaitar W Win MrvM at OMN MM BS swam ktatsaan iWim: atrvaa ml Issajs ai liunuiMu ! imm asclaaiss aaar Sntarsrtai lni: rartlw Caa a) knw ana "" ssrars: mm Inn Buraaa ml ClraalaUaB Ws UM M Uw TM Ows (U I M aaclSBN- tr atBM M (M MS far NO- mum at all mi SaaaLras" ciaiitM w M mt ass ataarwiai malts mla uw — tas Meal ml atalisnsa aaran Pualtiaai —m sasattis Susss? al lila aaa oa aisa- stMraua H M i a mot Straus — asaf aaim IB aiauasamys a carrier lac a van strait St Br auil aianca ana sa 17 M t asMiaa 13 ft: a aai ink Ouiaiaa Naw linxa tM par sis Pataica ematnas Si M ssr awaia tins miii TUESDAY OCTOBER 26 1943 It's Time to Plan Robert Motet New York's able park com missioner emphasizes the part sound public works projects caa play i pest-war employ ment He also warns business in a message to the American Institute of Steel Construction to "jet away from the hokum that if Government restrictions are released after the war private initiative and capital caa take care of the entire employment problem" We have heard no businessmen contend that business caa do it all The only criticism of the post-war surplus now being accumulated in New Mexico has come from political spokesmen and is trivial The chief worry in that criticism involves the fear that Democrats will get to spend the money There is we think no important business opposition to postwar public works if they are recognized for what they are— a necessary incident to reconversion but not a permanent solution for economic problems Important is the fact that New Mexico is at work on a post-war program and what it equally important it accumulating the fundi with which to accomplish Mr Moses is doing this in New York Other states and municipalities are doing likewise Failure to complete desirable public-works plans in advance can result in hasty resort to another WPA during the transition period That could mean wasteful Government spending instead of intelligent Government co-operation with private enterprise Thati what the country has had too much of Solution Solved Comet a crisis and eventually the solution For a long season we have been brooding about one of the Home Front's major economic and social problems At a nation we have had all the facilitiet for that oft promised crisis the dramatic meeting of an irresistible force with an immovable object We refer to the two home war projects Victory gardens and Ktory chickens Some have raised gardens tome chickens There is between the two products no compatibility In fact the thing b full of dynamite Chkkent escape take refuge in garden Soon there is only chicken where there was also lettuce Words and ill will follow and what we delicately and obediently call disunity Comes now the elder statesmen of Hobbs The city councilmen with infinite wisdom and no little craft proclaim an open season on all chkkent outside their own back yard But no weapons Hobbt nimrodt must match their wits and agility against the poultry and that ilk It'f catch a chicken and keep it Hobbs commissioners are strategists and sportsmen albeit with a ttrain of cynical humor in their makeup Ve'U see how it comes out Topty-turvjr lU'e don't know what the sober historian fifty or a bundled years hence will call thit age we live in but the contemporary historian has a name for it— the Screwball Age Nolh- ing seems to make tense Railroads advertise the comfort and convenience of their rolling stock the excellence of their dining-car service— but plead with you to ride some other road Once it was doa't write telephone Now it is don't telephone write Stores Lit their wares — then tk you to buy bonds instead of merchandiie The prize story at least to us because it illustrates the screwball aspect of our own business in which newsprint it being severely restricted is the one about the newspaper advertising manager who was in New York and received a phone call from a friend in an ad- erliiing agency "UTiat are you doing tonight?" the friend inquired The advertising manager had no plans to they met at a streamlined bar and the friend bought drinks and then dinner and topped it off by producing two tickets to the season's most popular thow Oklahoma Aflerwardt they stopyed in a night club and over a nightcap the friend said to the advertising manager "I wish you would do me a favor I've been trying to get an ad in The Cincinnati Post You know those fellows and have tome influence—maybe you could get them to accept it" In normal timet it would have been the advertising manager and not the advertising space buyer Mho bought the drinks and the dinner and the tickets but there is a print paper shortage and it't a trps-tuny age j M to Bury Our Gallant Dead" Though wars of liberation arc won by great deeds rather than words a few striking Gnes are always remembered We believe history wiD enshrine General Clark's sentence at Naples yesterday: The Allies ask only enough of your Italian toil to bury our gallant dead" This has the eloquence which only truth can give Concerning the U-boat war the English and the Americans are far ahead of the facts ia their belief that all danger is over On a day not too far distant they will meet it again ia its full previous scope— Nazi Propaganda Minister Paul Joseph Goebbels Don't you know that we have to live with the folks back home — Rep Robert L Dough-ton of North Carolina chairman of House Ways and Meant Committee to Treasury lax experts What Can You Do? crnle Frio Editors: Here is another of the Ernie Pyle columns from past year that arc being reprinted while Ernie rem preparatory to returning overseas Thit one was written in 1930 By ERME rVLE MIAMI Fla It was pouring rain Back from dinner we parked the car out behind our little hotel and made a 'n dash for the back door As we rushed in we butted into a young man stanri- 'i ing at the back dorr He was the bellboy and jark-of -f ail-trades We had teen him around quite a lot carrying bags painting floors running errands He was a nice-look-youth with a pleasant f aye He always smiled good-morning to us We made some usual remark about the rain He didnt answer That made look closely at him And wc saw that he was crying We stopped and asked what was the matter He just shook his head I asked if he had been fired He (aid no We said: '-Come on now tell us what's the matter" He kept saying: "Nothing's the matter' Now have you ever seen a grown-uo man standing by himself crying? I can't describe just what it does to you "You can tell me" I said to him "Teir me what's the matter" And finally the answer came sobbed out broken-heartedly: I'm just so lonesome" HE KEEPS TRYING TO GET HIS TEARS 8TOPrEI We took him up to the room He couldn t ssy anything for several minutes He kept trying to get his tears stopped Have you had bad news from nome: I asked him "Is something wrong in your family?" "I haven't any family he said -My parents died when I was 4 J lived witn an old man in north Alaoam until l was 13 He was good to me but I decided to make my own way Ive been on my own since I was 13" "How old are you now?" I asked "Twenty-one" In the last six years he has worked all over Florida Just little piddly jobs Whei he left the old man he had gone only through the sixth grade His lack of education is a sort of phobia with him That's what makes -it so poignant He is an intelligent boy and he 'realizes so acutely how doomed he is without an education He can never be anything but a dishwasher bellhop gas-pumper And in Florida where labor is surplus you dont even hold those jobs very Jong In these six yeirs he has managed to get on through the first year jf high school But he can't even go to school now He works from 6 a m to 6 p m — and after that he works on till midnight to pay for his room He barely has time to sleep let alone go to school He is in the heart of Miami He sees the gay palms the long black cars the expensive luggage And not a soul ever speaks to him a a NEEDED A KEY TO : ANOTHER WORLD We talked with him for half an hour or so Then he had to run said he'd catch it for being off duty that long We sat and talked about him for a long time and felt like trying ourselves What could we do? Giving him a few dollars wouldn't help That wasn't the point What he had to have was a key to another world A key to an existence in which he could go to school make friends lift himself into a better job cause somebody somewhere to have an interest in him We never got anywhere with our conjectures We can be nice to him a few minutes a day we can worry a little about him and one of these days we can say gnodty and go away and never see him again Lord but you feel helpless' a a EVERY Rl'N IS START OF ANOTHER JOYRIDE Last night Dick Merrill the trans-Atlantic flier came in on his regular Eastern Airlines run from New York A'e have been friends for a decade long before he ever hit the headlines He had "reakfast with us this morning In all my acquaintance I don't believe I know a person who is belter off than Dick MerrilL His life is packed with interest And he makes a good living by doing the thing he likes best in all the world to do-fly He has friends by the thousand He loves to hunt birds and shoot craps and play the ponies and know all the big names and £t at Lindy's and take long trips about tne world And he is constantly doing every one of these things that he loves to do Even the monotony of flying airliners back and forth over the same route month after month Is nectar to him He said tnis morning: "Frnie every time 1 start on rry run I'm starting on a joy rule I love ft I've never got tired of flying " We sat and talked in the same hotel where a young man without any friends at all was down on his knew out in the hall painting the floors Pegler We May Anticipate That Communists Would Filter Into the School System Under a Federal Subsidy By WESTBROOK PEGLER NEW YORK Oct 24— Having seen how quickly Communists and Fellow Travelers filter into every new agency of t he New Deal Government for example the Labor Relations Board anJ the Office o( War Information may anticipate that the same thins- would happen in Pegler any new -creation intended to nationalize the public schools Like the stalwart German toui- s h? tevded in muf ti Just before the betrayal they ways piace tnemseives in position to take over in the guie of liberals and iiaw : obvious connivance of the Administration It cannot be unintentional on the part of the governing party for it has happened too often to be regarded accidental Thus it must he concluded and the fact murt be faced that this uartw dm loan toward Communism not only as a political and economic system but as a hahit of thought and a morai cone which latter is the worst expression jf Communism as we have learned from the testimony or such blackslide bolos as J B Matthews the Dies committee's most effertiva inform ant and Benjamin Gitlow who at one time occupied in American Communism a position equal to that of Earl Browder Git-low's recantation and confession are especially telling in any consideration of the influence that the Communists would exert among the Ameriran children if the national Government by the seductive method of Federal subsidy for state and local educational systems should contrive to stick a foot in the school-house door "FAIL EASY PREY TO ALL THE VICES" "The young Communists" Gitlow wrote "drawn into a life of their own fell easy prey to all the vices in the party which to them were not vices but expressions of rebellion against bourgeois society and the hypocrisy of bourgeois morals They broke with their families because the family was a bourgeois institution which stood in the way of their Communist activities Many completely divorced themselves from their parents "Very often mothers would come to the office complaining that their young daughters had failed to come home and they had lost all influence over them We knew the situation very well but the complaints and pleadings fell on deaf ears Another trag ic case occurred at the national offices in Chicago An irae father came into the offie and deposited an infant on the desk He shouted: 'Here take your bastard ' The child was the in fant of a 16-year-old girl who had -been seduced by one of the party leaders Loose morals were general If a young girl who joined the Communist Youth Organization ' insisted on maintaining her chastity she was frowned upon by the telf-stylci revolutionists who had just emerged from their knee breeches" PAST PERFORMANCES NOT REASSt'RING flf rniiraa it u-ill tin contend ed that thf is Red-baiting and that there is no ground for sus picion that the national Gov ernment would tiv to influence the scnool cnuarcn out pasi performances are not reassuring For every contribution to the states or to any group or class of the people the national Government exacts the surrender of a degree of independent and the process has been evrr thus since 1933 Plainly this ehanee to impres? the Communist ideology and morali'y on a whole generation of children is too tempting to be passed up - The proposal is bolstered of course with the ' urual type of humanitarian appeal intended to convict of heartlesfnc-s U who oppwe it They would starve the teachers in the bleaker areas and keep the children i:i those areas in squalid ignorance But the alternative wvild he Communistic tearhns $ iire as the Labor Board became an asrrL'y for the strengthen'ra of Communists in the 'irions of the CIO: and Ccmm-inists toon bobbed up in the OWI and other bureaus ' All this is ide from the fact that the public chool are local and not national institutions 'n which the individual parents still retain some influent wh:ch they would lose under national administration Wc h-d federated schools in a xense run by the ca-r pethagzers in the stricken Sout'i after the Civil War and they were one of the worst causes of the Ku Klux rebellion and the prolonged destitution of the southern tier ' There- Is a place for everybody in this war and I aim to be in the middle of it— War plant mfsfccnuer Henry M Rue 'J&-year-old Civil War veteran October 26 1943 What a Break! "!-Vi--Vfc DONT VOPRyADOtri YOUVE STILL QOT ME THE TRIBUNE PUBLIC FORUM In Defense of American Railroads Last night it was my misfortune to tune my radio in on a tirade against the railroads of tht country by "Lord Corny" Wallace It was the some old line of New Deal hokum of inflammatory attack against private enterprise and the railroads just happened to be the target I suppose "Lord Corny' told how much the railroads received out of each dollar obtained for potatoes cabbage etc but the little time I listened he didn't tell how much of the railroads' earnings he and his political hijackers grabbed We all know the railroads have perpetrated some injustices but they have never attempted to deny us our constitutional rights to appeal to the courts as '"Lord Corny" andhis Totalianists have done Overcharges There have been overcharges by railroads but they have given this nation the finest trains the best service and more accurate schedules than the roads of any other country in the world Compare that with the fumbl ing mismanagement graft cor ruption waste and extravagance REMINISCENCES (From The Tribune Ort 26 1933) Members of the New Mexico Farm Holiday Association esti mated at 14000 were called upon to strike in sympathy with tne national farm holiday movement Gov A W Hockcnhull advo cated a State Fair at Albuquerque Albert H Wiggin gave up his S100000 a year pension as former head of the Chase Bank under Senate investigation of loans to Cuba Bail for John Gnrch suspect in the Lindbergh kidnaping was increased from S10000 to 150000 Maestro Amelio Colantoni director of the newly organized Albuquerqe Albuquerque Civic Opera Com pany invited the public to visit rehearsals Mrs Rhoda Tan ner Doubleday filed suit against Harold Fowler McCormick alleg ing breach of promise and asking for $1500000 Japanese Am bassador Dcbuchi was recalled in protest of the United States' now friendly attitude toward the Sovic of the Roosevelt-Wallace New Deal and most honest people feel like they are still indebted to the railroads For every dime the railroad! have chiselled us out of th Roosevelt-Wallace New Deal has nicked us for thousands of dollars and there is no let-up in the graft and waste despite the fact we are at war Winning War The railroads and private enterprise in general are doing a magnificent job in winning this war but they are doing it not with the assistance and encouragement of the Roosevelt-Wallace New Deal but in spite of its shackles and handcuffs "Lord Corny" has done a disservice not only to those who are dying on foreign battlefields to preserve the American way of lire but to those who hope to re turn when the war is over BILL DUNNAM Artesia Si M WHY MONOPOLIZE? Contributor Has Right to Express His Opinions Under Name Somebody please tell me why a person who believes in free enterprise liberty personal freedom the constitution of the United States and anti-monopolies — and says so with his right name signed to it— must be termed a Roosevelt hater and a bellyacher hy some timid soul who is too embarrassed to sign his name at the end And why should one man monopolize the high office of president in a democracy? Answer please -critics T Z WILSON SHE AGREES Sayi Miss Martin Views Employment as Does Dempsey According to her statements in The Tribune Miss Martin assistant to the national chairman of the Republican party evidently screes with Governor Dempsey in his demand for post-war security for the unemployed Miss Martin states "Unemployment will be one of our major post-war problems It must be As One Woman Looks At Life Eating Oat and What solved through expansion of private enterprise supplemented by useful Government work" That is just what Governor Dempsey has been telling the people or new Mexico for many months In spite of uniust erit icism from certain sources Gov ernor Dempsey throush the nron er agency is now laying the foundation for postwar security tor inn state Miss Martin further fut "Many states already are setting asiae xunas to build up surpluses necessry for public works after the war" That is another thing mat tne governor of this state is doing Through certain economies orougni aoout in our state gov-ernment a rapidly accumulated surplus is being set aside to take care of such an emergency as pouiiea out as necessary by Mis Martin The reactionary Democrats and Republicans of New Mexico should realize that we must be prepared to meet such an emergency and not wait until the cruel hand of employment has done an almost irreparable injury before any action is taken to tnnteract the effects of unemployment W D REEVES The JpiA Line JHybt By MRS WALTER FERGI'SOV I've been eating in coffee shops grill rooms hotels restaurant and cafeterias for the last month and beg to report that alone: the Atlantic seaboard the cooking i aenerally atrocious Lack of help is probably the cause but it troubles my house-wifelv soul to observe the amount of excellent food ruined in preparation It was bad enough he- fore the war Now its tragic 'Clean up Your Plate" si ens scream at you everywhere but how can you do that when they've sugared the potatoes salted the stewed apples and burned the beans: There's a plentiful supply of i ad if you could eat it raw but hy the time it i served it becomes unsavory and often disgusting stuff Many dinners for which cus tomers fork over $13" and up are messes The materials for a good meal are there only something awful happens to them in the kitchens Although they are crowded it would tw a patriotic movc if catiftj! places would close long enough to teach the cooks how to cook And to see men pour into these places with avid eyes asking for a steak is enough to break your heart There arent any steaks At least I've seen none except in such magnificent surroundings as a first rlasg Washigton hotel Fortunately I'm a freak who can take a steak or leave it alone so I suffer only vicariously But the people who want red meat must want it passionately to judge from the expressions of hope on their faces as they ask for it and the look of bitter frustration that follows: Also it's a puzzle why so many soldiers come to town to cat Yet we are assured they get the best of everything in camp One can only believe they hunt for excitement rather than food when they frequent civilian eating placei these days a Shortage of trucks reported And also a shortage of long hills for trucks to be just ahead of you on a a Or maybe we miss the hills more since the OPA moved us down heah into Dixie Joe Bursey head of the state's travel bureau wrtl speak to the Las Vegas chamber of commerce about tourists The story didnt say- whether Joe is going to exhibit fh lii-n rrj - i - -'uiicu mica nc keep under lock and key Th is MH1J u : kVMlu w urn v iraae "rrt Hut — I r - — near mat joe is ready to plant one of his museum Dipraa at IV njiil a i — - - iv hn 1 1 iu ui nig'i- u a it e mwj t ""u wiic ai ine east cna of 68 He will do this just as soon as the gas station men yell "Come and git it" ass Anybody Khfmble? Dear Ezra: Is Carey Holbrook slippin? Here's mine: When old Father Hubburd Found the bare Cuppurd He asked to be Gubburd (By Gubernatorial action) Got submarine and Subburd To the PUB and he Pubburd 1 Three drinks and he Blubburd This stuff mwt have been TUB urd I m DRY Socorro s Apnleaia We hate to do this But every piece has got to have a last line— So The hunters have come home and we can stop playing that famous ditty: -The Poet and the Pheasant" s s a Help yourself to the arsenic and pai it Clapper Clapper We Can Expect Increasing Close Relations Between Sweden and the Allies But Hardly a Nazi Break By RAVMOXD CLAPPER WASHINGTON Oct ?S Newspapers in Sweden blame th Nazis for shoo ing down Swedish airliru and are demam ing satisfactioi Relations b tween Stockholi and Berlin ai e o n i d erabl worse than the were when I wi 1 n Sweden 1 May Since then tli V J L topped the trains carrying Cei man troops and war suppli through Sweden to occupied 1 Noi 5000 or more Jews fleeing fro Denmark to escape the terror n TIL T" n what h t model Nasi occupation Som other actions undoubtedly hav been taken which if they eoul be discussed would show that th Swedes have moved a long wa from the cold impartiality whic marked Stockholm's earlier pol NTS IKES OIT BITTERLY AT THE GERMAN'S The dominant Stockholm newi Paper Dagens Nyheter ha struck out hitlerly at the Gei mans over the shooting down t the Swedish airliner sayini Sweden's cup is full and that pre tests apologies and damages ar not enough They say the Ger mans must rhange their behavioi Swedes have a right to he bit er Aimough this airline traffi wa in defiance of the Germai blockade the Nazis knew Wing on and made no effort ti stop It I went In and came nut o Sweden last spring over this air line It nncrafn n Mm jiniini Airfield just outside Stockholn which is used also by passenge planes to Berlin I was at th( cm several times and alwayi there were Nazi pasenger plane there as thera v 11 - mufiiai WI took off to return to the Britisl Isles That night the airport wait ng room was full of passengers nd friends to see them off am Rati spies could have obtains inr wnoie passenger list with lit tie trouble I dt 1 mm aUVII " days waiting for favorabli weather - in this rase heavj clouds were wanted for cover -and the Nazi newspaper in Stock- noun reported my departure day or two Drematumtv The Swedes took every possiblJ precaution against being sho down by mistake Thv uvh th regular DCS plane our standard ainine plane In this country pamiea orange with huge let! identifying it as Swedish But darknes a German patrol along me roass or Morwsy and Den marx noting the American si hnuctte might attack it as a Allied nlane That is why we flew very high nceaina oxygen masks for a con siaeranie part of the trip wnv we flew in the dark in cloud screen when v- through the area of German trols- Once in a while a plane w fired at But real trouble beg last summer after the Swedes protested the sinking of one meir submarines and after Swedish ores had tskan a Pro-Allied position The pilot w new me out of Sa-aHan ua down and lost with his plane ot passengers going back a time later Now a few uwVi a second plane is shot down us passengers lost Recently the Roman nn been sneering violently at aweae juitc likely the Germans nave change their policy and trying to break up the airplane connection between Sweden a the outside world But instead giving public warnins thav 1 just shooting down the planes s s s siioitdvt EvrtCT swede TO ENTER WAR SOON Although Swedish I a - is man we should not e Sweden to enter the war so as the Allies are unahlt n ner direct assistance The Swedes are inside the Nazi blockade very little outside heln reacn tnem Furthermore rcearrilru r strong pm-Allied sentiment Sweden now there' still exists strong national desire to keen of the war Aeed Kins Ructav is determined that Sweden a remain neutral a h m in last war The crown nrinra stronRly pro-Allied and married 10 tne sister of Lord Mountbatten We ran esnort ini'im closer relations between Sweden and tne Allies and a steady 1 terioratinn in their relations' w the Nazis But a declaration war against Germany or even break in relations seems hardly in the cards cr il and 1 heavy ! going P begarJ 3 th 1 strong hd shot i full short 1 later and has the and of are expect long give and could a in a 1 -out shall the ngiy den rie- vith of a As in no other land I believe tliut our press generally has a deep attachment for high statement and richt euidance of the people— Msgr Michael J Ready secretary National Catholic Welfare Conference

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