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14 THE PAMPA DAILY NEWS " THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1959 Another New Racket? There are some curious new developments in one area of government skulduggery which should be of interest to all taxpayers, businessmen and other employers. In several recent instances, BETTER JOBS By R, C. HOtLKS "Con labor Clean Its Own House?" Sylvester Petro gave a very rational address before the Congress of American Industry of the National Assn. of Manufncturers in New York. Dr. Petro is Professor of Law at New York University School of Law and author of "The Labor Policy of the Free Society" and many other articles. Since Eisenhower and Sen. Kennedy and others are introducing hills in Congress for labor to clean its house, an article in "Essays "The New York Unemployment On Liberty" tfiken from the above Compensation Appeals Board re-j address is exiremc<y timely. 51st Year cently said an employee w h o QUITS his job because his wages are. below 'prevailing' rates, may collect, unemployment compensa- I seldom ntn across a writer who understands the predicament we are in because of our unwise labor legislation better than does Where unions have engineered i tion. The case involved an em-1 Dr. Petro. To the nwslion "Can Strikes and picketing, the workers jployee who voluntarily left his job] Labor Clean Its Own House?", he have been awarded workmen's!because, wages paid him were j starts in this way: compensation pay under the. HP-i more thnn 10 per cent below those Sumption that the strike was the i prevailing for similar work in the fault of the employer. The reason-' locality. After quitting he, could Ing seems to be that .if an em-;not find similar work at the al- ployer does NOT grant an immedi-: leged 'prevailing' rate so he filed ate increase, in pay every time,for unemployment compensation. the union demands it, in some'He was granted the dole. strange manner he has committed; "Looking ahead, envision one of an act of coercion against his employees. your employees corning in and saying he. is going lo quit and Right now. for example, the. draw unemployment benefits for Ford Motor Company is considering the advisability of taking a case to the Supreme. Court which awhile if you, don't give him a 10 per cent raise, pronto, so he will be making the same as a fel- It just lost in the Michigan su-jlow on a similar job with your preme court. It seems that in a j competitor. You cough up or your pair of recent strikes, made in j unemployment tax goes up next the middle of a period of employ- iyear. ment firmly covered by a. union j "Fantastic? Yes and no. It. contract, the state agreed to payUvould seem to be just a logical the workers on strike from t h c i extension of this whole mental money it had collected from Ford | aberration which is called unem- as unemployment compensation, [ployment insurance." AS a Ford Company spokesman j Our friend, in referring to un- put it: "This derision is a shat- ] employment insurance as a mcn- tering blow to the principle ofjtal aberration, may not have instate neutraility in labor disputes : tended a precise analysis, but ac' "The answer is that no one rise can. Rut before any house can be cleaned, one has to recognise dirt when ore sees it: and one needs a broom, mop, water, strong soap, nnd above all else, the will and the power to clean up. Ail these th : m:s are now lacking, and more. Not only is there trouble about recognizing the dirt. There is even some doubt concerning the identity of tho •houro rlcaner, anrl some people seem to be confused about where to get the cleansing materials. "The house cleaners will have to be the workingmen of the | country. The clean.'iing materials will have to be their own fire choice and their right lo refuse to join unions or to participate in F:!n!:e~, picketing, anr! boycotts. If (lie workers are to have any success in the exercise of these rights, they are going to nc-ed the protection which governments have so Jar denied them. For the sad condition of the hou-e of bar is the cniisciucnrp. hasical- that has been a basic part of the'lually he was providing one. The Michigan unemployment compen-1 entire concept behind this practice sation program for over 20 years, j of mulcting the boss is one that; j v " nl t " nP 'fn c rt.h\Vt r".ve.nim'ents''in "As the majority of the supreme; tries to establish that the fellow | ( ' h ' is Cfmntrv ha ,. p b r-n failin* to court has construed the. Michigan j who gives you a job is a villain. rro;t , ct 1no ' basic; r -,,-\^ s O f 'f rcc men in the labor field. law in this case, the door now is j The thinking appears to be that wide open for wholesale use of if a man has something that you employer -financed unemployment | don't have, you are in the right if j nrp , he 5 h , nf . jvn(o prnncrtv compensation funds to finance : you can get it away from him and j and fl . Prdom lf contra-! TiT"-e strike action by the unions in any:he is in the wrong for having ex- labor dispute." ipended the necessary energy for It is a mystery to us how any I getting it in the first place. Thus, court of competent judicial tern-i if an employee asks you for a per couli^ have ever concluded j raise in pay from $30 to $55 per, that any company must finance you are a crook if you refuse in- Its workers who are taking pred.i-' stead of his benefactor for giving tory action against it. The case is j him S50. so flagrantly bad that in essence; This, surely is an aberration. It it could be extended to provide i contends that individual bargains, that the thief who breaks into a, : acceptable to both parties to the home at night is guiltless if he-bargain, are in error, but that a "Thi? basic rights of free men rights, when their exercise, is protected by government, give men the freedom to control their persons and their property. They mean in the labor field that a w?. i !:er has free access to all employment opportunities; that he may take work whenever the wages and other conditions are acceptable to him; refuse it when they are not. They mean that the steals the. silverware; and that In*! bargain pleading only to one partvi w " kpr ' s "i 111 an( ? Inclin-iHon pre- B ' b ' vail regarding wnelher and when householder is guilty and owes the : is correct. This becomes a simple! silverware to the thief because the (license to steal, for in nny theft i thief wouldn't have been a thief if Jan exchange of goods occurs in i ' he will accept or continue in employment, not the will of anyone therfi hadn't been something to; which the thief is pleased and the • else ~ unless the. worker has steal. i victim is displeased. Shame on' c " m ° to s ° me vohir'ary But. for an all-time low in the. j the victim! ' n ' ! ''' nf nn such matters with some- management and disbursement of! This unemployment compensa-' one c '- cc state unemployment funds word | tion racket is one of the most has come from New York via an] curious and twisted developments alert friend of ours who writes as follows: of the whole socialist format. It bears close watching. Property nml Contract "No man can be called a free m-.n unless he has these rights intact. Unk'sn workers are free men. they will not keep tho house of labor clean. As a matter of fact, unless they are, free men with thc rights of free men. they will bo unable to keen it. clean. Men who have learned to accept .... ... . , .. ,. , , hfins; pushed around, who have Noting our editnnal the other he does, then he must seek a!s.0 |b , cn compolled tn follow OIJ(side day entitled "A Rose is a Rose," I to do away with cooperation be-| decisions on matters affecting thoir a reader has requested our com-; cause cooperation is inevitably a t intjma(0 ^ ' nff j ment on the defiml.on taken from (process that considers and pro- and rcspon . sibi | ili( , s , arc immcrsM , Aim. Of Socialism. Webster's, which was included Inivides for the profit of those who the editorial. If you're a veteran! cooperate. reader of this page you may re- So the socialist definition which call that the most recent defini- Webster employs, if we translate tion of socialism as it appears in jit into its ordinary meaning, says Noah's word almanac goes like j precisely that the socialist wishes to provide for the profits of the this: "A political and economic the- socialists by eliminating all prof- shou ld powerlessly in dirt so pervasive that they have trouble remaining conscious of it. 'They may not even think of cleaning up thing: . And perhaps they are better off so; for if by a powerful exercise of imagination and will they conceive of a cleansing or y of social organization based its. I opora t ion] thoy would h ^ litora | ly on collective or government own- Before we become lost in this lncapnblB of d " oin(? anyt h'injj about ership and democratic manage- fog, let's face up to the reality of it| and thcy might [ had , hm . f ment of tha essential means for socialism. Socialism does not '"For government has not been the production and distribution of : eliminate competition, but it elim- doin<* the job for which it was c-.c.:!:,-. also a policy or practice j inates cooperation. i Cren 7 ed . Certainly it has not been based on this theory. SOCIAL-I It does not eliminate competition I doing the job in labor relations ISM AIMS TO REPLACE COM-i because in practice, every social-i We have government committee'! PETITION' BY COOPERATION; 1st Is competing consciously, and studying all phases of tho labor- AND PROFIT SEEKING BY SO-j sometimes quite viciously, for rec- rnanagment field, except the cnti- C7IAL SERVICE, and to distribute'ognition from the ruling hierarchy,! ca [ p] lase _ namely the static of income and social opportunity ( the government, the party, or j aw and ]a«v-enforcement'. The more equitably than they are now | whatever. He doesn't want to com- believed to be distributed" (our; pete in the rewarding atmosphere emphasis i. i where merit is recompensed as oc- basic job of government everywhere, and particularly in the labor relations field, is to protect The dictionary in the upper-case curs in the free market. He either and promote the rights of private phrase above has endeavored to wishes to tell everyone else what I property and freedom of contract, present the socialist or communist: to do and will brook no interfer-j "Our govc'ramonts have been viewpoint and it is this particular ence (competition) or he wishes i established in order to do three part of the definition which has to compete at the apple polishing! great jobs: Ml prevent and punish stirred our reader's curiosity and, : business; he wants to bask in the ! violence, fraud, intimidation, and perhaps, his ire. favor of the mighty; he wants to coercion; (21 protect the personal The best way to show how silly kiss the boots of his oppressor freedom and tho freedom of con- We're Sorry To Report, Mr, Lincoln* Looking Sideways Robert Alien Reports: New Vanguard Shot Due Early Next Week WASHINGTON — A new attempt. Since January 31, 1958, the Army is lo be made to orbit into space 'has orbited three EXPLORER fey VHtifNfc*- BOLtON NKW YORK — Twice, and ner- haps even three times, during the long months when the Castro revolution in Cuba seemed to be at least a stalemate if not hopeless enterprise, 1 dropped into a frowzy somewhat bedraggled little night club on the upper West Side of New York and talked to ardent Caslroltcs and what they said resulted '.n a column for each visit. Some of you may remember, perhaps not. The last one, at least three to four months ago, had a few at full throttle, exorting and table-slapping and promising "tine gran sorprcsa. Pronto." Well, as it happened and when it came, it was a great surprise. Not as soon as they predicted to me, but soon enough. The other icy night, wandering that transplanted Antilles area of Manhattan, I dropped in once again and they were all there again: Tomasito, Josef/.na, Maria and Torito, Junia and Felix, Linda and El Macho. Tills time you could hear the Cuban beat of music all the way out to the cold sidewalk and insitle the air was festive and gay and noisy instead of conspiratorial. It was now a night club, a true one, going strong and noisily, instead of a tatty little basement with a discouraged little band and some sullen plotters mouthing big, brave words. "Ole, viejito," cried Maria, as I walked in. "Asientase. Es la nocha de victoria." So I sat, even though called "little old man," and we all talked and pulled an unglassed bottles of Cuban rum and had a whale of a time. El Macho, the strong one, the is '' -' *J~- IIICI.VIT *•" »•" "'*• i tn.v* fcSjjciA,*- juio (/i ijiicd LIU tJc £j*\. j uyjr>iiui\, u M ii_ 11 -it_it_ i t j another of those trouble-plagued satellites. Thc largest, EXPLOR- S^£^™^^ t VANGUARDS -- sometime early ; ER IV, on July 26, is an 80 inch next week. tube weighing 38.43 Ibs., This "improved" missile, to be launched from the Air F ore e's HAZARDOUS TALK — Roy test center at Cape Canaveral, Johnson may ]ose his j ob as di . Fla., will carry a 20 inch. 21-H* Ib. r , r . ., ' Pentaffon - a Advanc- satellite containing 10-*i Ibs. of in- rector of the Pentagon's Advanced Research Program Agency for struments designed especially to! fnmkly te]ling thc Selmle Space transmit information about the. Committee his budget was sharp- earth's cloud cover. j ly cut by the President. Tha t's Primary purpose of this VAN-1 what Johnson has informed Sena jUARD is to obtain atmospheric! tor Stuart Symington (D., Mo.), iata with the object of improving | militant critic of the Administra- weather predicting. j lion's missile and space programs. This VANGUARD firing will be > During Johnson's outspoken testi- he first of four at the rate of one mony he stated, "Tho cuts order- i month. • ed in our budget will definitely All will be under the direction of ' alow rlown tllc efforts of the u - s the National Aeronautics & Space ' to ratch "P wlth Russia in missile Administration, and will conclude i anrt s P ilcc technology." . . . Con- the VANGUARD program. NASA Sessional authorities have finally! was created by Congress last year, > obtained a hint of the nature of j and is headed bv Dr. T. Keilhl tnnl *>]per-secret Air Force proj- Glennan. " ; f ' ( ' 1 "SR-192." They have been 1 told it is a "strategic lunar sys- ers like tho front end of a truck and a jaw like the jut from a rock mountain, stood, mostly. Because the girls wanted him to dance with them, one by one, but in between, he put hands flat on the little wet table and spoke his say. "We told you, you will certainly recall, the last Ume," he said, "that when it came it would come suddenly — and soon. Prontisimo. It came that way. Suddenly and soon. Truth? Of course. Verdad de verdades. Truth of truths. Just like what we said. You took no Previous VANGUARD launch- item study" to ascertain whether vears. tract of all persons, including this objective of the socialists Is, I and thereby win a. march over his is to spend a little time with the, contemporaries. this word mean? Referring again | That is why, in a socialist cli- word "cooperation." What does'mate, there is so much running 'i-ompetition la encouraged in the,! to Webster we find that the word to the authorities, so much tat- mos , venal and corrupt aspects' means: 1> To act or operate joint-itling and gossip and oppression. > O f human character ly with another or others; Hi To, That is the way to get ahead un- : (' on tra.st the known results of act or operate for mutual profit der socialism. If you will become socialism with the known re-ultsi or common benefit. And a "co-.an informer on someone else, then 1 ,,; ( ree i,, fl ,-ket operation wluciii operative" is any association for your own safety can be assured. ! latter candidly seeks a competi-! buyin-jr and selling to the better But this is competition of the,[ 1Ve atmosphere. Note the diner-' same calibre that appears on any'ent type of cumpetition. Th.- B&ilg $fenrs advantage of its members. In other words, the reason any battlefield. It is kill or he killed. s , ( , ji', e hack-hit'in person cooperates with any other But of course, under such con- tale-carrying hypocrite who at- person or group of peisons is be- ditions, cooperation dies. Under tempts to advance his fortune a' cause he. can GAIN A PROFIT socialism one can hardly afford to t he expense of a fallow worker, i.s FOR HIMSELF by so doing. Yet, cooperate with anvone; for it [),„ bane of tue )'.-t ina...ei op-rain the very next phrase in Ihe could be that the one you choose tion Aatuti- ard al^rt rnanaf ••iiT'-n' definition of socialism, we dis- to fraternize with, may be an ene- geeks out such misfits and £i- es cover that the socialist wants to my of the party tomorrow. So them the heave-ho. The kind of do away with the profit seeking. If ' cooperation if murdered and cooperation management seeks in the market place is the kind where' the target is the job to be done, i and the rewards grow according | to the skills and the dedication! demonstrated in doing the job. And in a competitive atmosphere, ,. . . j .. — j i- • i' •vwyune is rewarded, even iiio.se W 9 l*Uav* that freedom t» * got trcra God and not » political wh( / are , esa 6knifu , than thctr fej . grant from government, freedom is not license, it must be consist- J Q ent with the U-uiha expressed in «ucb great moral guides as tie Golden go " i{ (he socia!jst WI?re ]Mi} jn . ftuie, The Ten Commandments and Uie Declaration ot Independence, telligent and sim-ercly «oetm- tor This newspaper is dedicated to promoting and preserving YOUR the bcu ,, n nen< ,i hi lf ,Kui m,d IK- freedom at well M our own. For oniy when man is free to control: wou](J h . ive l(J abanu ,, n . s ,, ( ia]l . sni bimself and aU b.e produces, can be develop to his utmost capabiiiues.! and a , lllfjl the (ol , pen ,,joi, ti w SU8SCBIPTION RATES cnmnftit ion snd 'I - nn. n ninil f r CARRiaa to P*«)P». 3°o Per week. Pgtd m »avanc« (at ofilc*. »".:.'() per <-'->"ipctitlon and !l,t: open pio!,t- Btojittiii 17 (0 per 6 months. Jlo 6<i per year. By mail I7.JO p«r \ ear in itia-l seeluri" nf the m.iiket pi-Hi c I'he j • "' tOM- IW.Ufl P*' yt»r oul*id» mail Inning ion«. Pri, e (-.T »;i, G l« fr(?e rn3 ,- k p, pl ,-,v,,| e& the i-r.-fdij c«»l4 N« W>»U order» »c<.«pi.td »r, im-amlt* nentrt i.y carnf-i- f(j| . aj| [hat ,, ;(? ,,,„.„],,. .- e ,,,.... .,,! OaUv except Saturday by ih» Pampa Uailv \e\ws. Atcliuou at ,' " ''" i v *™** i , . j *i t"i\ idtr f or a 11 i -•'. el i i ri i i, !' j r i - i * r< f-1 its. Us a sUiuije creed, isn t H? YOUB FREEDOM NEWSPAPER workingmen: and (?,\ in Rr-nrral, make men securo in their pcn-'ons, properties, and opportunities. In a word, we expect povrrnrnont — and Rovernment undertakes — to prevent some people from pushing others around. Failures of Government "Trade-union leaders and busi- res<mf-n are undoubtedly guilty of a good nvi'iv kinds of antisocial conduct. Their transrjre'ssieny, however, are insicjnififfnit when compared with Ihe failures of government. Established lo protect private property and freedom of contract, our governments have themselves been guilty of some of the worst forms of expropriation and interference with freedom of contract — not only, but especially, in labor relations Conceived f-ssL-ntially in or'lor to maintain (hi. peace — to prevent and remedy violoiK-e and coercion — government has abdicated that responsibility to a great degree. "Government lias taken ay,;jv from workcis one of the most valuable aspect•> of their proper! 1 , • mil contract rights. It h.is t,.!d them that they cannot. makr> thc.r own emplovnicnt ronlficts. A \\orker his lo accept the dictnte of a go-.T-rnment fti;encs as to hi-; 'appropriatt? bar^auun^ unit.' Oiicc he finds himself in tins arln'rary ';roupin^. be is f'.irced to :;.'\e mi hi.i right to bargain for h.mself, if a majority of the c;i.p) •;.•••; in that Kt'oiiping so will it. Indeed, i! he has been vigntou.s and sturdy in his objection to the union chosen bv a inn.i'n-i'y. he is more than likely to find himself in a ve; • bad vay. But he will be umhie to do anytl'iing about it because the. government authori/.ed to protect his property and contract rights has expropriated him." inga were conducted by the"Nf.vy, which developed this "missile Hg ! it would be possible to use planets part of the International Geophys- !ils mlasilc l'iun<'hing platforms . . . ic.il Year, that ended last Decem-: Not onl .V nre lhe bombers of the f n , r 31 ! Strategic. Air Command becoming Of'the seven VANGUARDS f , r ed ' inn ' easin S' I - v obsolete, but its pi- since December 1937, only one is' Inla also are K eUin K °l' le ' - - Aver- j n or i,jt ' age age of SAC pilots is now 36, Successfully launched on March • and . a " um ber of them are in 17,, 1958. this 6.4 Inch, 4 Ib. sf;tel- lholr ' 10s - lite is still circling the earth, and i U.S. scientists estimate it will! NOT A CHANCE — So far there continue to do so for hundreds of is no indication those strident congressional blasts al the 27-' L . percent oil depletion allowance will get any further in this Congress thiin others. This long-argued issue still appears at a dead standstill. For ex- I ample; ! Representative Wilbur Milla (D., , Ark.i, chairman of the powerful Ways find Means Commiltee, which has jurisdiction over lax legislation, is frankly telling colleagues lie has no intention of con- sidiM'inrr I hip depletion allowance. And Treasury Pei relary Robert Anderson, in etfect, said the same tiling nt a closed meeting of the equally po'ent Houss Appropna- . (ions Committee. riepre.«eni»tive Sidney Y a t e s if)., III. i. long a vigorous critic of j the oil allowance, questioned An- I del son about it. Yate.s made the • point that ii'vi.sion of this and oth- i er depletion grants would considerably iiicrense federal revenues and thus help balance the budget. I "Would you lie in favor of ob| taming income from these, sourt:- je.s'. 1 " asked Vales. "That has to be appraised not only in tho context of our overall ta\ si Mil Mire." replied Anderson '>'• .n-i I y, • iMit also in the light of tin- national polii y Hlleilnlg the dcvclo|)iiieiit and pivsei vation of our iifilura! i esoiu ,-e.i It js vitally impdi taut to iiiriintain an ade- ! qil.icy of sili-ii lesouices for de- te;i~i- jiurpost'.s." "In IHfiii the Tit'Rsury favored ''• ducmi: depletion allowances," d"clared Vales, who is vigfirrnis- ;>• (ipjKi.-iing Adnuni.stratioii rce- ''iinriieiid-'itions that farm eoopera- . tiv.-'j be ta.xeii "Is the present, attitude o( the Treasury contrary to lii-i t'.'" i i "It s'-priM to rue," said And = r- | son. "that fimn the standpoint of! 1 fvplor^tion, development and ron- !t,rri«-ii maintenance of reserves, The Doctor Says: by EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. The most serious and puzzling of the diseases involving the joints is called rheumatoid arthritis. This disease is responsible for untold suffering and enormous economic loss. Treatment is by no means satisfactory, though increasingly good results are bcin? obtained. Fortunately, a considerable number of those afflicted recover anyway. Tho disease begins first In the delicate lining around the joints known as the synovial membrane. This membrane becomes inflamed and thickened and fluid accumulates inside the joint cavity. In most instances tho swelling is slight at first and the pain and stiffness are relatively mild. The joints most likely to be involved are the wrists, middle joints of the fingers, ankles and knees. Once a joint is affected it is likely to remain involved for some time. The disease does not skip around from joint to joint, as in rheumatic fever. As time goes on, other joint tissues become Involved. It is possible, for the cartilage between the joints to be destroyed, leaving a joint which is no longer movable. A single specific cause for rheumatoid arthritis has not been discovered. Such iniormation would be most helpful, but it does not seem to be just around the corner. Since rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic, long-lasting disease, emphasis should be placed on the !i>ng-lerm treatment. A basic program should include at lea.'-t eight items: Psychological adjustment, a balance between rest and .activity, diet and bowel management. correction ot anemia, cautious removal of centers of infection, measures aimed j at relief of pain, corrective and | postural exercises, and prevention and correction of deformity. Some victims of early rhfuma- :added enough oil reserves to 'care of our increasing domestic consumption. At the same time, w* must remember that during tin? | Suez crisis we were confronted with a very serious situation. well. For the CHIP WHY DON'T YOU LIKE HISTORY? t CAN'T STAKJD . LIVIW6 IN THE. PA67V onr pre,ent sy ,tem of taxation and! That ., an t (hat mus , a ,. al,o',vam-e.s ha s worked pretty: wayg be kpt upprmosl in lnind » what you lire, telling us is Ihnl Ihele iia.-i U-en no .-liatitjr: of view- ] puilit ll'i/lll Ill.-lt of YoUC Illlllledl fcllt? pi e.ici. e.i.Mjr " .said Ydtc.s. "To Hie feXlcjit Ui<4l he Hiitil l'ci.i'J.ni'i>;iiiJati.:;i,3 on Ini.-), liici Hut " mulled Aiiiit-i sun I "Aliii \ou Ii.-J'.e ho jjUuis to iirtkr any recommendations."' peisisk-d | Yates. I "None that I now of. at this: timr." s.iid Ander.ion j Thf odds ag -inist the Pmatp d" j Ing mi'-thing- on ['nt oil depletion | aline -in <• ai< ju.it as big as Jji i Ui» Huusg. ' Fair Enough A Salute To An Elder News Statesman by W6ST6ROOK PEGUft NEW YORK Times used to - - The New York have a, great reporter who often raised his hand when attorneys offered self-serving stuff under anonymity, and said: "My city desk has no use for gossip!" on inquiry, I learn from the Times that Mtkfl M i. f* gerty is living in retirement oft Staten Island. I salute ah eldef who set ft. fine example to green* part. We thought you had the heart for Batista. You were so silent and unexpressive. But Junia said, no, he has a heart for Castro." "I had heart for neither," I said. "I never took a position with you. t did not cry out for either man. I listened. Let us arrange this straight. Then we can talk. It is not my business to lake a position about another man's country- What could I contribute to cither side? I will say that I did not believe Castro could prevail, because it seemed impossible. Not enough money, a higgledy-piggledy army, wrong ammunition for the wrong guns against an entrenched, walled and solid dictator. The gnat and the elephant. It seemed hopeless." "But now it has come out richly," said Josefina. "We are all going back home. You have a point: Cuba's pains are not your concern. "I didn't say they were not my concern. I said they were not my business. Any man is concerned for brutality and murder. You fought that down and swept the place clean. True. But has total order resulted?" El Torito, a small young man with thin wrists and slender ringers, polished, small shoes and elaborately combed hair, moved in. "Not yet," he said. "But can you imagine our Fidel will install a regime of murder and pillage when so many have died and been tormented to sponge away those obscenities? Naturally not. For a few days, even a few weeks, there will be the habitual result of sudden change: some violence. It always happens'. Was the French Revolution a dainty thing? But once we have quelled the dissidents and punished the wicked, you will see. The world will see. Fidel is an educated, civilized and prettily brained man. His brain is an instrument for good. Meanwhile, here in New York, no longer exiles, we celebrate. Dance with us, share a cup with us, rejoice in a decent man coming to power over a monster." "It's a bad word, Torito," I said. "Power. Best say a good man came to opportunity for good. Let us see how that opportunity is employed." Two hours later, I left the rejuvenated club. The last words were like the last words three months and eight months ago. Hopeful, pridcful words. "You will see." toid arthritis often respond well to transfusions of ordinary fresh blood. Some appear to obtain favorable effects from carefully administered injections of gold and (his method of treatment is again being favored by many. A small number improve with a change of environment to « dry, warm climate. Most obtim temporary good results from cortisone or its relatives, but often these: bring undesirable side effects and their good results are usually temporary. Gradually, more and more is being learned about rheumatoid arthritis. Eventually, I am confident, the knowledge will bf gained by which most victims of this (le.irtful disease can be treated successfully. horns lately in from the sticks. This bears on the meiodramatia episode in which Miss Marie Tor* re, a gossip columnist on the New York Hearld Tribune, served 10 days in a quiet, comfortable Jail as a federal prisoner for refusing to name the source of confidential "information" consisting of an abusive personal opinion of one individual about another. The offended individual wants to sue th* "informant" for damages. The federal jurisprudence h A i eagerly made itself over into an agency to serve a system that subjects decent citizens to degrading insinuations, put in the form of questions, by lawyers of notorious reputation under license of Judicial subpoena. Congress never • passed any law permitting this persecution of good citizens, but it pased into court procedure. Thus Judge Sylvester Ryan gave . Miss Torre 10 days In jail and could do it over and over for years. In fact, Ryan could giv« her life for "contempt," Just for flouting a law whose evil quality many judges frankly admit. The lawyers for the plaintiff In the Torre case are not Included t in any of thc foregoing. I o o n- cede that they are as honorable and admirable in all respects ai they themselves may say they are. am dealing with a loathsome condition created by judges, not with the character of any individual concerned in this case. Miss Torre has been absurdly . over-billed In her role. She hammed it up, clutching her tattered shawl about her Madonna's visage in a scene reminiscent of Laura ^ Jean Libby, but she was, by pure newspaper standards, not a licentiate put to sacrifice for m a i n- taining the honor of a profession but a warning to our journalism to discard an accumulation of sordid rubbish. The lady never had it so good before she became, in ludge Ryan's corny dictum, the leanne D'Arc of a profession. She las no warrant from the public as people or from any branch of the government. Any reporter who would accept an official license to practice journalism, subject to regulation and discipline at the hands of, say, Paul Hoffman, Eric * Johnston or Congressman Manny Celler, whose names come readily to mind in such surroundings, would repudiate the principle of " freedom of the Press. We hold no writ from anyone. It is our obligation to tell the truth as we. know it subject to no otner forbiddance than that of the "Desk," which is our only superior. The "Desk" has its own responsibility and we are not the keeper of its conscience, thank God. In al| this mawkishness over Miss Torre I have thought that j Judge Ryan should have hammered home? the fact that decent Americans may be put to th« most appalling persecution solely • for the profit of lawyers and tha private companies, usually on cordial personal terms with bench and bar, which fatten on litigants • by taking; down thousands of pages, hundreds of books, of "testimony' 1 which, by the frank, cynical admission of the judges, need not have the slightesi relevance to the issue. This was the basic evil in th« Torre rano Judges have thrown the citizen to the jackals of their own trade. But there would have been no case at all if Miss Torre bad said, HS Mike Haggerty often did, "My City Desk has no use for gossip!" 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