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PAGE FOUR ALTON ttVBNtNO fBLEGRAPH f kUftSDAV, APRIL 27, 1950 At TON EVENING TELEGRAPH JJ5 Years AgO Published ft Alton telegraph Printlni Co ft a COU8LE*. MUA0n| Smut. Published dttfy «*<*pt Sunday, luMctjfitiWi pM» 9Be weekly 19 tamer; ft* mail, 16.00 • within 100 mi)**: |9.oo neyonfl 100 «!!*». entered it fttondtlM matte* at lft» Alton, ffi., Act of Oongftm, Mann X, t Of TUt AMOCUTHD PMttt tt» AuoeUtwl PrMi II entitled «**luit»»l)r to th* OW tot r*publle«Uoti oi ill ih* local n«w« pHntM IB Mj» toc*i Advifttrtni •* H«te« •«« *wifH*« application it the Teiwaph buiinew otnct Bre»dw*y, Alton III Niuonai Advtr-tIMn* WMt-M"lld*» Co. N.W Vnrk OtttaH. Dr. Look Before Von Lcti|i (0 Conclusions Persistent efforts arc being made to "educate 1 the public into becoming supporters of the movement to establish a county health unit. The Telegraph is to make public in a few days » statement about the county health lime's tost, once established, showing figures which arc appalling. The cost might possibly be well worth while if the people promoting the idea lud .my plan as to what they would do once they have put over the tax levy, other than pay salaries to .\ large number of people in the health unit employ. The only person who makes any attempt to give a program is a H. L. Allen, whose statement of what the health unit would do reads much like he knew very little he could tell the audiences he addresses to enlighten them. There is one inescapable fact: The health unit will spend a huge sum of money in supporting its machine to bo erected in Madison County. The principal uses suggested for the county health unit arc already otherwise well provided for at public expense. The understanding is the health unit would displace none of these services—which take in the tuberculosis sanitarium, the venereal disease clinic and other important services the county -, renders. The county health unit, far from displacing these devices, would merely be an extra added expense to the county, and to the taxpayers who pay the bills. Madison County people have been very farsighted in the past in handling these health subjects. We have gone along well without installing a super authority whose purpose,. *o, far as. can readily be seen, is merely to- provide salaried, jobs for ixwple " who want to get-more .pay. than, they might receive in private medicine ,-md. nursing, The Telegraph.hopes, to direct the public attention to the fact that it jthcjf .sign the petition asking for submission of the c'punty Jjc^lth unit tax proposition the people just have another fight on their hands against a wholly useless tax-eating organization which.can perform no function that is not already being done in a capable manner. If the advocates of the county health unit could enumerate services such a health unit would render other than those not already being done, there might : bo some excuse. There has been no attempt on the part of. the advocates of the health unit to tell frankly to the rural districts that there is no possible hope for the health unit to provide for building much-needed scwcr systems-. If the rural residents believe the health unit can build them sewers, what's '•.the good, perhaps the health unit advocates say, in totting'them-the truth that the health unit would have no power to order sewer construction, nor the making of any other sanitary works, nor paying medical bills not now paid. They could not force abandonment of privy vaults, if that is the hopeful slant of some who have been drawn into the movement in the past. The whole campaign for the health unit has the tinge of "opportunism, verging on bad faith. The people are not being told fylly what the health district proposal would do for them, nor what it, with absolute certainty, cannot do for them. The truth might dash the hopes of some of those who have been "educated" to believe that they can receive benefits from establishment of such a health unit. The Telegraph is seeking to do its utmost to inform the public, aiu i£ the public eventually votes for the health xmi proposal the public should patiently accept the added burdens of new and unnecessary taxes from whicl there can be no escape once they have been voted City Garage Should Increase Efficiency Jt is good news that the city is preparing to pro ceed with erection of the streets department garage and toolhouse authorized under a $20,000 bond issu a year ago this month. Such a building has long beei a need .of that department in the interest of efficiency. A major purpose of the new structure will bt to properly house valuable city equipment. But perhaps the greatest service it will perform will be to provide the department with an adequate headquarters so -that its work can be carried on with less loss of time., With the new building, the city will have a material .yard. Every activity will stem from tht central location, where everything needed for street and sewer repairs will be at hand, ready for use will no dissipation of effort. Efficiency gained should go a long way ir stretching the tax dollars. The new building am material depot will be needed especially this year when the city budget provides for more street work than in the past. Cenuaji/.ing die street department operating program with the i«w facilities is a step that should help off-set the higher costs that affect street repairs and improvements just as they dc every other phase of municipal service, Something In Zany ideas Youth springs eternal and one of the funniest local instances of high school -tmy idc.is is dm reported at Wood River High, where a new mystery organization has sprung up, called the A.l-'.P. (whatever that means.) Frpm all we can gather, one must utter certain secret Words to gain votes toward the 1010 needed to qualify for Mason and Dixon degrees Currently underway is a kindred activity that is summarized as the "Hideous Gluttonous Mash," equally mysterious and every bit as enchanting as the bulletin-board advertisement,, "Hor cense Is Coming." AjLthis flibbmy-flub appears harmless and pro probably, one of the most searching clues to tJje ioflfr nature of exuberant American youth. •! ' " ' \ ' • " " l """ •'* ; , ,K?4jp 00 rejecting demands that we resort to ? methods to combat Communism. One ^ <jombBt Communism Is that Jt Is a police ' «t^'foVernmVnt~\Vflllam 'J&yJe,' -'chairman of the Rational Committee, j April 27, 792.7 Mrs. Mary K. Dodfze, widow nf fifow n. DndK", Who hflri been onf! of thf host known of Ihf Hhuti- Ipff Collfjff professors of I IIP olden days. vvns In n dying eomlHIon In Chlf-nnn. The Anrin D. Sparks Alllanf of thf I : nilni inn Chiirrh mft nl the home of Mrs ,r. H. Sierk on Summit street. George. Goodwin find Miss Muriel Adams <\\ Alion worp married April 1M in Kdwnrdsvlllf nv .hidni' Wilbur Trnr'-s. Mrs I.Ha Goodwin, runt her of the grnoni, wltnr'sscd thf c-frcMi'iny Mrs. John PfpiffcMnpi net ••ni'-rlnlni'd with n luncheon-hrlrlKi- nnd pri/.i-s went lo Mrs. Iln/cl GJII- Olson, Miss Kintnn I/fyhc mi'l Mrs Albert V. Kederle. TriP Misses Until .Inesliiii;, I.ouise Oinipbell, l,;iu- rn Hlfthfim, Roslnn Unllh, .(fine Mlnek, Helen f'amj,- bf.'ll nnd Paul MnnUjniiiei y. Cldiidr 1 While, VViildo Meyer nnd Lloyd I,o\elnce enjoyed ;i house pjirty nl Ihe lieilll Cdlljiue In f'lillon Tel race The Misses ,Tenn Iltilier, Ruth .tolinson, Helen Kraus, .Tulln Krnus. I.enn Harvey. Lllllnn liallnid. Helen Cufinfiv/m, Ida Hei,i|ihill, Orphii Rose, Nina Ward nnd Charles Ross, dmenee Webb, Maurice C'nlhoun, Hob Mlchr'lbin-h, Hud (,'annavan. Red I'll- llngcr, Stt'phon Norbeck and William Tueyel held fl plc-nlr: nl the Lindley Innn, north of Godfrey Mr. and Mrs. ,f. .!. Kenueily of HilH Lanudon wnro sttrprlserl by a party of .'in friends In celebration of their twentieth wedding annivei sai y. Frank I'addoelt nl Godfrey \vns busy assessing the propiM'ly In (Jorllrey township. Mr, nrul Mrs. Ihmh W. (irnss ol Jetsi-yvillu hud gone lo Washington, I). C., to im'el Mr. and Mrs. Fred Jacobs, jr., and drive them in .lersey\ille Mr. nnd Mrs. Louis Chappee of Klin si reel entertained with nn all-day picnic nt Rock Spring Park In honor of Chnppoo's birthday The following families atlondod the picnic: Mr. and Mrs, Hairy Chnppoo nnd fnmlly, Mr. rind Nfrs. Warren Chappee and family, Mr. nnd Mrs. Frank Chnppee and family, tint) Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Sougraves and family. Mrs. J. Y. Sawyer, who hml been tv resident of Godfrey, had died at her home In BarrliiKlon. Mrs. Sawyer was n sister of Mrs. H. G. Mather of Mather Heights, who was a wc-ll-known resident of North Alton and Godfrey vicinity. Leslie Chnppee of Elm street had resinned his fl«Hd New, Dignity in Presidential Press Session §!de Glance* 0* GalbroUh position with Ihe Frank Miller grocery Wood River and had accepted a position with the Rain and Hamer Grocery Co. Mr. nnd Mrs. Gus Stahlhul of Wood River entertained with n dinner pnrly, having ns their guests, Miss Ella Willis of Jerseyvillc, Miss F.dna Kreu«er, Lon Weeks of Alton and Collieb Stahlhul and Kmll Kreuger. Mr, nnd Mrs. Wnlter Hic-hl of (iudlrey had entertained n large gathering of St. Louis friends. Frank Youngblond had sold bis place on the Godfrey road nnd was to «ive possession June 1. Ymmg- blood and daughter, Virginia, had planned lo go to Joplln, Mo., lo visit relatives until fall. 5O Years Ago /l/wil 27, 7900 Two of I ho new aldermen, Eugene B. La venue of the First, nnd Clmrlcs Wade of HIP Second ward, were unnhle lo be present, because of illness, when Cily Council met In .special session for reorganization. Charles Eads of Seventh ward, the I hied new alderman, was on hand, and wiis -seated njong wiJJi four ro-elecled members, Aldermen Davi.s, Vager, Wyss, and Freeman. Retiring as the old council nd- iourned sine die were Aldermen Dennis Nooium, 'Sanner" Wegenor, and H. J. Klunk. One of the first ordinances enacted by Ihe new council repealed (he schools ordinance, thereby dismissing the present members of the school board. Then a second ordinance was adopted, re-enacting the one Just repealed. Under its provisions, Mayor Young Immediately appointed n new Board of Kdu- cation composed of Thomas H. Pen-In, Louis Bissinger, Charles Levts, Dr. G. 10. Wilkinson, and ieorge M. Ryrie. Back of the council's action was the effort of the "old" board to dismiss Supt. R. A. Height. Members of the new board, unanimously lonfirmed, were known to be friendly to retention of the present superintendent. Charles I.e\ is was Ihe only member of the old board to be re-appointed. Only two aldermen, Connors and Median, voted against ordinance shuffle ousting the old board. Department heads, and virtually all present city employes, were re-appointed by the mayor. I.. J). Yager was city counsellor; O. J. Gossrau, comptroller; Elmer Rulledgc, city engineer; Ferdinand Vol- brncht, police chief and Adolph Hunt, fire chief. James Fit/gibbons was named night police captain; and Frank Miller, assistant lire chief. Mrs. Henry Hale was named one of Ihe five city weighers. Aiming to clear up an Injunction suit before it was heard, the city council enacted an ordinance amending the Washington paving improvement to provide sidewalk space in front of Ihe premises ot Ben Fishback who sued lo prevent the pavement from being built flush with his fence line. The new electric lighting company—Alton Elec trie & Service Co.—reorganised for the year in the office of Dr. G. A. McMillen, naming W. C. Freeman, SI, Louis, president, and McMillen, Vice-president. Ash & Hope were now building the furnace at. its boiler plant, and it was announced smoke consumers would be installed. Samuel Small, 6-1, who for 18 years was manager of the Job farm on the bluffs, west of the city, died after an extended illness. He was survived by his son, Fred, and a daughter. Mrs. K. F. Blankenship. Mayor Young ordered the streets department to make a thorough inspection of all paved streets, listing all depressions where street openings had been made, and causing Ihe persons or firms responsible for the excavations to properly restore the paved surface. Col. A. M. Jackson, was lo attend the Princeton alumni banquet in St. Louis. (.;. Von Cat-nap and his bride were registered at Hotel Madison. J. W. Francis of Alton and Miss Amy G Wings of Rockport were wed In St. Louis. H. J. Bailey announced as a candidate for the Republican nomination for coroner. Charles Beall bought of Miss Julia Dow her Franklin street residence, Mrs. Martha Craig of Eighth and George had been taken ill of pneumonia while visiting at the St. Louis home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry Sparling. Frank Labi-urn and Miss Cora Campbell were united in marriage by the Rev. Josiah Abel. The W.C.T.U. was to hold a sale of "substantial and dainty edibles" ut. the T. W. Burgess store, 328 Belie. Alderman West-oil said he would ask the city council to purchase a street opening through the Schaeperkotter tract which could be had for only $45. §0 They Su.v 99 (Chinese) people think of the rump government on Taiwan (Formosa) as one ihut they abandoned in disgust, They attribute Us ability to.bomb and shell them solely to Its American supplies. —- ?rof. Owen Latlimore of Johns Hopkins University. WASHINGTON. Apiil 27.-- Sinncihiiiu of the formality of the Iliitish nnd Canadian system!! ol pfii linuii'iilary interrogation dl-i icctfd to Ihf head of Ihf tiovern- j infill has been instituted hero in ! Ihf Mfw-stylf presldftilial • press i i-oriff r'Mirl 1 . Instead of n ciowd of reporters I standing with pe.nens find puds in i (hen hands, trying lo craiif their | necks nbovf one nnothfr lo hear I lie words of n president. Ihe con- ffri'iico now is carried on In an iiiidilorliirn with accommodations for several hundred persons. Knch pn'ss representative must have credentials authorized by the Whili> House itself. Seiits nif provided find, fis cnch <-orr(spon- flfiil i isfx lo ask n 'Hifsllon. h» gl\fs his iinnif lo I IIP slfiuigrti- phers nnd thus Ih" official transcript now will hf ,'i romplftf record of everything that is said. I'ndei the While House rules prevniliiis in ibis nnd prfcfding administrations, the stenographers' records may he used lor ii'tcfii'i- us soon :is the noli's are lian^- sciibed but not for (pifilatlnn unless specific excerpts me authorized, j ns Is occasionally the case. Tho new press-conference method does credit to the common sense of President Truman, who has observed again find nguln th« uncomfortable way in which thf newsmen have been ciun;i(?lled to operate but there was no way that he could acconmiodnte them with seals in his own office. On one occasion he used I he Easl room of the White House to receive several hundred editors, find lie provided sen is for them, but Ihf executive mansion today is undergoing repairs. In the mean- lime, the auditorium on Ihf lourih floor of the old Stale. War and Navy building is beinv. used, and when the repairs arc finished perhaps Ihe press conference will be held once more inside the While House, in the East room. . -"> eon. I«M n m* stnvict. INC. T. M. DM. o «. PAT. ore, 4-27 "No eggs for sale, lady—my hens lay just for government storage!" Pearson's Merry-Go-Round ~~ Fiorida~Battle WASHINGTON, April '21. - Today's column Is going to make my name mud with a lot of my good friends, the newspaper publishers of Florida. For one of the most interesting senatorial campaigns in the nation is going on in their state, with 00 percent of the newspapers butting hard for one candidate. And when you see all the hoys ganging up on one side, I can't resist the good old Ameiican Robert S. 4tlcn Reports Kremlin Tactics WASHINGTON, April 2t.—A graphic Illustration of the kind of tactics the Kremlin Is using In Its sinister "spring offensive," Is what Is happening: to "Amerlka," the Illustrated monthly circulated In Russia by the State Department. This wholly non-political nnd Inoffensive publication is the latest target of Kremlin spleen and sabotage. Characteristic of Communist deviousness, the attack has not been open and direct. The magazine has not been banned out- righl. As in the case of the ominous May 28 "putsch" In Berlin that the Russians are maneuv- ing behind-the-scenes, their crackdown on "Amerlka" Is being executed behind a cover of dissimulation. This cover is obviously phony nnd hypocritical. It is clearly a tissue of lies. But, apparently, this unmistakable fact Is part of the attack, nnd an added satisfaction "What do you mean?" retorted Martin. "It's you Democrat* who are doing the stalling. That's all you're doing Is stalling." "We are stalling!" snapped Cannon,. "What do you call what you Republicans just pulled off when you all left, the floor and went to the cloakrooms so one of your boys could make the point of order of no quorum. Every one of your people got up and Walked out so the point could be made and a roll celt would have to oe ordered. If that Isn't stalling, I'd like to know what Is." "If your Democrats would stay on the job," replied Martin, "you wouldn't have to worried about quorum calls. You would have a wouldn't have to be worried about what we did. That's why 1 say you Democrats are stalling." Rough Going Senator Henry Cabot Lodge (Mass.) made a thorough and vigorous defense of the EGA budget at the Republican caucus, but to the Red rulers. he , lnd rough going . What they nre doing is lo stead- , Lorigo subslllulcd for lh e ailing lly restrict the circulation "fi Scn ^ or A ,. th ur Van den berg "Amerlka." | (Mieh.i, who has conducted such Only 50,000 copies a month are , t . onferences ln (ne past . Seventeen printed. Sold for 10 rubles, the | GQp genatorB dld not attend the magazine has been popu ar with mcc|i|1J , including styles Bridget Russian readers and, until recent- (N H ( , md Wayne Morse (O re.). ly, every Issue was a sell-out. d , care£uHy tlls . BU ' ^± nCh ' l P U u V 7 ™*>od the measure paragraph by turned 10,000 copies to lhe t.S | James Kem James embassy In Moscow with a nol.ce ( « fl he fe]t the ,, that they were unsold left-oveis. abandon the entire At the very lime this occurred, the embassy was receiving n number of discreet inquiries from Russians as to whether "Amerlka" was still being published. They had tried to buy it and had been told by vendors that they had been Marshall plan in the interest of economy at home. "I'm for economy, too," retorted Lodge, "and I think an excellent place to make a start would be by economizing on the huge subsidies for cotton, peanuts The press-conference idea is an j custom o! seeing what's to be said American institution. (I is an adaptation of the system of interrogation whereby ministers in a cabinet are questioned in parliaments. While presidents for a Inng lime have been friendly with press correspondents, it was not until 1911 that n press conference was tried in Ihe cabinet room of Ihe While House by the late President William Howard Tnft. His predecessor — Theodore Roosevelt —met often with the press on trips nnd regularly Invited two or three correspondents to audiences nl the White private House, "leaking" information to a few favorites. But not until the administration of Woodrow Wilson in 1913 did the conference of all correspondents come into being. II was interrupted in the years of World War I due to the presence in Washington of many correspondents from nations not at. war hut favorably inclined tovvi-.rd en- einy countries. The custom was resumed during the Harding administration in 1021 and has continued ever since but always without working facilities. Mr. Truman's innovation will be welcomed as a step that further em- phasi/.es the readiness of the bend of Ihe government, in our republic to meet, with the newsmen representing the people and discuss any questions they care to ask. Transcripts of these conferences have sometimes been published afterward in book form. The late President Franklin Koosev-lt authorized the publication of the stenographic record in books privately published by commercial publishing houses and the proceeds were devoted to private instead of public purposes. The theory behind this was that the press conferences were not really pert of the official business of the government but were private and personal. It is to be hoped that no sucti view will prevail in the future. Now that the presidential press conference has attained a new dignity, it is natural to assume that any expense, connected with its conduct will oe borne by the government and any records will in due time be similarly available to the public, as are letters and correspondence of the White House related to public business. (Itcpi-oductlon Bights Reserved* Q. Are graduat.es of West Point and Annapolis allocated to the Air Force? V. F. D. A. The U. S. Military and Naval Academies now allocate to the Air Force one-fourth of all graduates. servatlves. This is probably a j hnj!|)cnud agn | n ' 0 n a larger scale, healthy thing, because ordinarily | This time 15,000 copies were re- nn election in Florida doesn't mean j turnedi W ith the same claim of much beyond a choice of personal- I no buyers , At tne snrne time, the itles. ! embassy again was being quizzed Long ago young Smathers began ! on what had happened to the conferring with ex-Speaker Joe | publication. . Martin, leading Republican in .the j U. S. authorities are certain i lis ; ca l problems minislrator Paul Hoffman turned back $149,000,000 In unspent Marshall plan money last year. I doubt whether any other government agency did that." Kem asked Senator Taft whether Britain has solved her House of Representatives. Long i thai next month 20,000 or 25,000 'The British have a balanced jiuuai; ui ivc j/i cctiiLuui vco. uuug ^ mtu IILAI niuiii.ii 4,w,wv/»j wi «,^,i-..w ,, ., , „ *, ,, j . t, n -_ ago, he quietly began accumulating I copies of "Amerikn" will be choked (budget, replied Tail, and they trade balanc GOP money and GOP support. I off, and that this attrition a favorable trade balance £^ r ^. $2,000,000, cm the other side. The Florida election battle is not only n lollipnloosa, but it has all the earmarks of another Dewey- Trumun campaign. On one side, and fighting tor his life is gnarled, weather-beaten Sen. Claude Pepper with 14 years in the Senate at stake, with his chief financial support from labor, and waging an effective, tireless, whistle-stop campaign almost identical to Truman's. Like Truman's it if aimed at offsetting the solid wall of bad publicity given him by the press. j On the other side Is popular, handsome Congressman George Smathers, with four years in Congress, whose chief financial support has come from big-money Republicans who spend their winters in Florida and register as nominal Democrats. No mean campaigner himself, Smathers has made a lot of political hay. President's Trip And as that support accumulated, j continue until the magazine Smathers began swinging over to ! completely driven out of Russia, the Republican side of the con- j gressional aisle. When he first j came to Congress, Smathen, was j the first three letters of the Pres ^ ^^ .,„„.». „ hailed as the liberal Sir Galihad of|ident's "non-political" trip ncross- ' cUi'ienTIs better "of/than "the" pro- the South. But gradually he be-| country can well be dr °PP ed -! v | der o f re n e f" nnn." _ , . . . , "I wish we were in such good The way things are shaping up, ; ^^., gal(J Kem ,, Here is4 a re . lief case where the relief re- gan voting the opposite. While casting his vote against slum clearance, he simultaneously promoted the real estate lobby's idea of increasing the amount they could borrow from Uncle Sam up to $750,000. Thus Smathers voted to deny the poor man low-cost housing, but give the big real estate operator the right to use three-quarters of a million dollars of the taxpayers' money, 00 percent guaranteed by Uncle Sam. Smathers also voted against social security for traveling salesmen and others, against the minimum wage, and, perhaps most, important of all, for the bottling of bijls in the rules committee instead Whatever else the "non" may ap- it will have no relation to Senator William Knowland (Calif.) vigorously objected to politic, The tour win be poll- ! ^£' lh j^^ t ai^eUonar^ lisinltnlVmtillt ° ° A 'authority on the expenditure of funds in Southeast Pacific. "Why can't we appropriate a specific amount for China," he asked tical to the hilt. Latest—and still unannounced- addition to the President's itinerary is a stop In Nebraska for the express purpose of working over,— ™ —'"- at"the° .Senate Republican Floor Leader , ^.^ ^ ^ | regldent? .. "Thp reason is simple and to Kenneth Wherry. Tentative date , and place of the event is May fi, on the steps of the slate's handsome $10,000,000 capitol in Lincoln. The President will also make several other briefer stops in Nebraska, for the purpose of blasting Republican Senator Hugh me a good one," replied Lodge. "If Formosa is overrun by the Communists, the President would be prevented from using that money for other areas in Southeast Asia. Under the direct author- Diusun^ n.uouuiicun ouimiur nuun '...,, , . , , Butler and Republican Represen- ; lzntl ,°, n ^ hal( .y" u l>™l )o f' hls han , ds talive Carl Curtis. But Wherry will be Ihe main 'would be tied. The language in Hie bill now enables him to use of open debate on the floor of the Larrot. He has long been a sore lho nlonev whei ' e H win do tne tt ~ ' . . . ~ . Tiifictrrnorl" House. spot with the President; recently The Dewey-Trumaiv comparison j °" various occasions Smothers the latter irately lagged him a even voted to override Truman's j "Kremlin asset." veto on important party policies, i Pepper, on the other hand, has projects. Stalin's 1'al Is so striking that it caused the staid New York Times to comment: "The senatorial challenger is a young and handsome man witli a rich, well-trained voice, and a reporter might almost imagine he was back on the 'Victory Special' ; : .., M ?;j|. Interesting _issue in the listening to a rear-platform speech by Gov. Thomas E. Dewey. Echoes of Dewey Train "The content of the speeches is almost identical. Communism is the main issue . . . and like Gov. Dewey, Representative Smathers is seeking election without outlining in any detail the programs and policies he would follow If elected. "Another echo of the Dowey train," continues the Times, "is that reporters traveling with Mr. Smathers complain because he Select Herders Senator Pat McCarran (D.,Nev.) voted consistently for Fair Deal nnt , RepresentaUv e Emanuei Cel- inR , its "' eignt a S ai , nst The caucus concluded without a 'lecision on anything. Here and There The State Department is throw; bl- (D.. N.Y.) are respectively: " artlsan Senate resolution for i battle, however, Smathers' charge that Pepper is a pal of Joe Stalin's. He says- to ( ( uote the Saturday livening i'ost- that "by the summer of 1945" lie, Smathers, was convinced someone shpuld run against Pepper; that "he couldn't get out of his craw that Pepper had become so involved with Henry Wallace." It was also after the summer of 19-15, when ho now says he decided Pepper must bo defeated, that Smathers actually was writing Pepper a stream of letters asking uses the same speech every day ! uis aid ,„ geltjng , lim out of lne and they are finding it hard after lei- chairmen of the House and Senate judiciary committees, but that's sweeping investigation of economic and political conditions in Western all they have In common on the permany. The proposal is pending hotly controversial displaced per- '" Ule Senate Foreign Relations sons bill. Committee, where the administra- The legislation is now in con- tlon n °P es to Pigeonhole it. . .Ac- ference between the two chnm- cordln B t° a study published by hers to iron out differences in i thc American Public Power As- the measures passed by them. Mc . : sociatlon, such plants pay a larger Carran is militamly against liber- ' Proportion of their operating realizing the existing law, with one ' venues f °r support of government exception that was sharply noted lhan private companies do. The by Celler. study declares that publicly- I. I marines, in getting him a job as ! wno are opposed to immigrants, I notice, Senator," said Celler, I owned systems pay 27 percent of "that you want to import several j their operating revenues for taxes thousand sheepherders into Ne- , as against only 19 percent by pn- vada. I have no objection to that, I vate utilities Interesting but I can't understand why you, i c °mment by Senator Joe Mc- five weeks to find a 'new lead' for j nssis(nn ,' t -. s _ attorney, and later iht\ nnvt Hou'o i-nnnftr-c ' . , _^ in helping him run lor Congress. In other words, Smathers was largely buili up by the unsuspect- the next day's papers. But since few Floridians rend the New York Times, most Florida newspaper readers gel the impression that Claude Peppen is not only Stalin's closest buddy but that he is already a gone gosling. Just to add to his bad press, the Saturday Evening Post, long a force in Republican politics, deftly want to make nn exception in this case. There are well over 2000 experienced sheepherders in the DP camps in Kurope. These men ing senator whom he is now try- have been life-long sheepherders ing to defeat. To read the Saturday Evening Post's glowing account of George Smathers one would think that in Eastern European mountains, and I am assured by our immigration authorities that they will meet your needs in Nevada." the Justice Department was I "We can't use them," snapped •lamoring to hire him. 13ut the • • • 'ii.itiiuv'iiiir) >*' 1111 t. 111 j i i. A-JMI ini_ scheduled a featuro story on Pep- , k , Uci . s wnic . n tne young murine per's opponent just ten days before t , orl , s o ffj cer w rote to "Dear Ihe Florida primary. Straight GOl'-Ut-mo 1'ight Real fact about the Pi-pper- corpi Claude" tell a different story They show how Smathers wanted to get out of the marines while Smathers fight, however, is that j the Japanese war was still on, it's a straight, down-the-line He- ! and even asked Pepper to hold up publican-Democratic battle. When ja naval improvement at Key West you get away from all the dust- |so his opponent, Congressman throwing, the Issues are clear and clean-cut as between the Truman liberals nnd the Republican con- Toonervillo Folks By Fontaine fox Cannon, would /lot get credit for j it. Despite this, Smathers now tells Florida voters how, in the fall of 1945—the exact time he was pleading with Pepper for help- he got disgusted with Pepper's stand on Russia and decided he should DC- defeated. It was in the summer of 1945, just after Truman conferred with Slalin at Potsdam, that Peppev also conferred with Stalin, later writ- Ing an interview widely published In the metropolitan press. Pepper probably regrets that Interview more than anything else in his political life. But at that time many people were visiting Moscow and it was not considered a crime to urge U. S. A.-U. S. S. R. cooperation. The payoff Is that on April 22, 1946, six months after Pepper's much-touted Interview, George Smathers himself said: "We have got to work with Russia and all the nations of the world If we are going to work out a satisfactory peace. (Copyright, 1920, by Bell Syndicate, Inc.) Q. What countries use the in- ternaUonel Code of Bridge as a basis of play? D. D. G. A. In 1948 Ely Culbertson stated that this code was used by players 'throughout the whole world except in the Soviet Union, where U was not recognized, ^IcCarran. "We need sheepherders from Basque, Spain." "What's the matter? Do your sheep speak only Spanish?" "Don't be facetious," retorted McCarran. "I'm not," said Celler, "I was just wondering whom you are trying to kid." GOP Filibuster? House Appropriations Committee Chairman Clarence Cannon (D., Mo.) is convinced the Republicans are secretly filibustering against the giant omnibus spending bill. He bases this belief on two private talks he had with GOP leaders. The huge appropriation measure has been pending in the House for more than a month, an unprecedented length of time for such a bill. Usually legislation of this importance is disposed of within two weeks at the most. Becoming suspicious, Cannon sauntered over to Representative Frank Keefe (R., Wis.) during a lull in the debate over the ECA budget. Keefe is ranking minority member of the appropriations committee. "Say, what's the Idea of this filibuster?" asked Cannon. "What's it all about?" "Oh," chuckled Keefe, "we're not after this bill. We're after the big appropriation bill. If we can delay (he* ECA budget, then we can delay the appropriation* bill and other: major legislation. That's what we're after." Subsequently, Cannon had an angry exchange over the matter with Republican Floor Leader Joe Martin. "In ail the history of the WPA," Cannon said, "I never saw a better job of leaning on the shovel than what you Republicans are do> ng on this appropriation bill. This is clearly, an organised stall." • \ Carthy a year ago at a meeting of the Senate "five-percenter" investigating committee, of which he was a member: "I notice that I constantly refer to Gen. Vaughan as Mr. Maragon. I want the record to show that this is not be- \r\K done purposely. I just have an inexcusable habit, while 1 am cross-examining a witness, ot concentrating my thoughts, and apparently my thoughts sometimes get ahead of my tongue. That Is bad." (Copyright, 1950, Post-Hall Syndicate, Inc.i Questions Answers To — By O/1SKI/V — 0 Mall inqulriei to Haskin Information Bureau, Haskin Service, 1200 Eye St., N.VV. Washington 8, D. C. Enclose & cents (or return postage. Q. Which state has the longest constitution, and which has the shortest? K, M. E. A. California has the longest constitution. It consists of 72,000 words, and dates from 1879. Tho constitution of Vermont with only 5,759 words Is the shortest. It has been in effect since 1793. Q. When did marriage become a religious ceremony? C. M. T. A, Marriage became a religious ceremony previous to Roman domination when it became a civil contract, and certain negotiations somewhat similar to a marriage license had to be made before tha contract was concluded. As early as the 4th century St. Augustine declared marriage to be a sacrament. forest fire Q. How long U U season? E. B, Q. A Normally t&9 wason of tlre» begins about Jiwe 4 and last* un< til mia>Septemb$v During these months constant vigil is kept at 3,800 watch tower* which are scattered throughout thi forest lands,

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