The Franklin Evening Star from Franklin, Indiana on March 28, 1944 · Page 4
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Franklin, Indiana
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THE FRANKLIN (INDIANA) EVENING STAR Tuesday, March 28, 1944 The Franklin Star Fonn1l In IIS?) rul,!'FfcV rvrry rxpnir-g ecr-t Snnii r. AC II, SUCH LOYALTY! IT IS SO-0 BEAUTIFUL! ROYALTY UNITED n M ! ii J. A TODAY AND hU.niUwfej TOMORROW Fnt'r1 n : l-Yankl'.n. crnl -CI.tss Matter t In.'Un. I'oFt.-f fl . HITLER W. W. A t K FN.-". MKS I! AT SKI.LKUS, W. YV. Ai.r?, "UrerrCI Manjr. tf.ums of rn.-a;inio.Ni T't ("srrlrr. r r,rk .15 ofrl I'y Carrier, r-r u ar, In a.irnnoo J? 0i Pv Onnhr, n.-nti. In 1vnee ?.1 15 I'y CarriT, 3 nn-ntl in advance $1 o Py M til, In ..lvan nur! n.-ut. wHVin county, vpar J 4 00 Pural Kmito. nilhin o'unty, 6 tn i2 "5 Outiu! of In.iuina, 1 jrar ji o.i nntM of In.iiarn. 1 mot'.th t ' W bin St a to. I yt .ir ! tM Within Statp. 1 month $ ."' r her eves Love in - - murder on no ,rtd on her trait . -JV- NATIONAL DITORIAL t . jv "W."' us -: -.Nvf.v -v ' life S' A CCOri ATirM Pg Four. mM aV WEIL T ' I I W V Su " . ' ' A YiC VVJ 7 iUiiL fir) v ' J MM.. 'ivuGg MFMPF.H HPOStER mK55 ASS'N. TUESDAY. MARCH 23. 1944. IUPLF THOrGin--!! Was Won-derful To See And Hoar Christ While T - , - . ...II. Y 1 . . II'. I . . - T "I . yi V U i 1 li In ceremony held before the greatest gathering of crowned heads since the coronation of Gi-orge VI. King Peter II of Yugoslavia was married to Princess Alexandria of Greece, culminating: a two-year engagement. Photo radioed from London. NEA Teleplioto. v. JEEP, SR. - V4-. 1 w W a v .1 A UNIVERSAL PICTURE 5 c- , j, -., - v. ? Washington . . . By PETER EDSON, NEA Service Washington Correspondent. f . i jit' was, con r.wm. Ij.u h i' Rich Fruit act Of Two Thousand I Years Of His Teachings. And Tl-.o j Abysmal Fa Utile Life Can Bo When ; They Are Ignored Or Opposed : i Blessed hit your eyes for they see. i and your ears for they l.iir. Matt. 13 16. ! A DAILY riJAVEK IN WAR TIME , for sn Fin victory ' How long, O Lord, how long?"j We wait and work ami yr;irn tor j the ending of this en,'.: struggle; between the forces of unrighteous- j ness and the forces of justice and liberty and peace and brothei hood. , Wi'.t Thou not stretch forth Thine' almighty hand, to hi i tig sjM-edy vie-! tory to tl-.o right? Th.e Issue Is withj Thee. Thou. O Knit-, art conqueror ! ever all; let the heathen see Thy', sword unsheathed. We know that j Thou art chastening us and. teach- ; ing us and preparing us, of cur sins, national and Hut we throw out selves at the teet o; Thv m ry. pleading with Thee to shorten th.e time, Our hearts are wrung by the worlds wounds and. woe. liive peace in our time. O God; give peace in our time Grant 'us wisdom an. course to follow Thy leading in th.e n-w world that peace will brine unto us. thai we may inherit Thy ptomi.-es. Amen W.T.E. One Man In The Saddle Washington reports indicate tha it was a rather heated meeting thai j War Manpower Commissioner Mc-Nutt had with Selective Service. Army. N.uv r.n.d WPH officials the other cay. He is said to have sistod that dra'.t liefermeut of irre placeabie men m mcius'.iy sh.oulvi b managed by that the ace a civilian a ncy. no should be th Wa Manpower cV;um.;.--io:i. One descnption cunin: iur of th meeting was that Mr. McNmt ' a i . j ! j i ia i lis J I mm mwm&. m - MONOCIIM PICTUIS Colic ro Forum Orinior.5 In thH column are pxim-ssion of students of the Department of Journalism of Franklin Collect and d not nwrssarilr express the views of The Fetrninj Star. A Sailor Kcturns 1 lie war weaves a stranie web i:i th.o mind- ot th.e men w lio ie-, turn trotn overseas duty. It affects each man i:: '.ereutly, but it changes them all to .-o:ne measure. The b v who leat s t';.o Ameiu an sl-.ores returns a man Th.e light-hearted recuo teturns with a more serious lout look on hf.. While ethers are maimea in boo.y. main more are maimed m muui lake th.e i:se of Seabee returned only last week after two years of dutv in the Solomons. When he lelt. lie was a lcrcetul fellow with a healthy ego He w is tall and pow erfully built --lie still is. m tact, he more ivwerful than ita'h he has changed be ore. but n e creat ilea'.. He is nervous he drums with Ins tinges s w hen there !s a lull dr.! in-: the day's business.) He talks vei little and hat he does ' say must be p illed p. out him. word! , '. v wo;d. r tore lie was talkative! cd.m. Ho is into action: sutft is trom nu us to get1 an acute infe- rioruv co:np;e something w men was farth.est trom I,,,,, .,.fnri i,o " lie as j v v . r, . ,.,1 TONICHT And TOMORROW It SiDc KIDS rl with HUNTZ HALL BILLY BENEDICT JOAN MARSH .tf WLR ' It's a little job of jeepomotive engineering tlwught up by the Coist Guard for shore patrol. You cut a jeep (as shown at top) in two. splice in three feet more of same, and you have the 10-man "Invader" las shown below). Newly developed wheels enable it to tackle the toughest "terrain and outperform the junior model. Converison costs about $100. NEA Telephoto. THE EAST LEO G0RCEY 1 GABRIEL DELL- fL its ' m- ert w . 'V Wri-K'i'f r'W, MURRAY REFORE ically on his h.orse and ridm:." It is certainly time thai some oneila.k . .i left. He was one of those bovs who meeting sponsored by the Frankli.i wa popular m -clsoot and alwavs:hl-" sfhl Hi-Y here Saturday, had thi'r -s .-.oms w.iv. 'T don't Ovor i:0 bo s attended, belonc." In- says. ' Fverythin; luu In an effv it to complete the CWA i so much since I lelt." Mv j rv.iocts. in the county, an extension friends are gone, th.e eld places look I of 15 hollls h;ls Lvrn Rfantcd liere. .nrr.M-rnt Hi, ..,o - t ro..i ' Arrangements for the annual One of the best acts in Washington is a soundtrack of President Murray of the Steelwcrkers and the C. I. O.. reciting from memory the budgetary life and times of an average worker in a steel mill. Murray is easily cue of the most eloquent spellbinders in Washington. He has learned all the tricks of slow-speech from his old master, John L. Lowis. He knows the value of dramatic pause, and emphpasls. He has in addition a rich burr in his speech, and he can drive over bits cf sarcasm without making people mad something Lewis never did learn. Murray's full speech on the average steelvvorker's income and expense, as delivered before the War Labor Board panel ftiearing the United Steelvvorkers of America petition to break the Little Steel formula, takes neaily an hour, and it's a tear jerker. It holds audiences like the rhyme of the Ancient Mariner. This is not direct quotes but a paraphrase. You can put in the bun and the oratorical touches. Thus average sieclworker may live in Calumet, 111., says Mr. Murray, which is seven and a half miles from his work in Gary, Ind., and the man must ride on a street car at a cost cf 13 cents each way, because he has no auto. This man lives with his wife and two children in a five-room house for which they pay $32 a month rent, because if the man lived in Gary nearer his work, he would have to pay more. The meals of this family average 21 cents per px-rson. and that low figure includes 60 cents which the head of the family must pay fcr his lunch at the mill every day. This worker has had no new suit this year, and no new shoes for himself, though he did spend $2.91 to have shoes repaired. He has had to buy 15 pairs of work gloves where ,,,.,.-, iiv lie would have l-nueht five because tlio mialitv nf u-orb- ulovos is only one-third as good as it was before the war. And in three months he had to buy three pairs of overalls at $2 a" suit, where ordinarily he would have bought only one pair in three months, because the quality is so poor. For his wife he has bought four dresses, and they have cost him $23 85. His insurance, which cost him ?9 fcr three months, the man was able to keep up. But his medical expenses were S10.S2 per month, and that included paymens made to a woman who came in to care for his children while his wife was ill. With a quiet smile. Murray admits that in three months this man six-nt $o.50 in riotous living, for liquor, for tobacco. For magazines and newspapers he spent $1.90. And. ah. yes. there is one thing he almost overlooked: in the three months he gave $1 50 to his church. In the three months in which this survey was made, this average steelworker has made S371. His base rate of pay was $1 04 an hour, but because of his bonuses and overtime, his average has teen $1.14. But at the end of the three months, says Mr. Mtirray. the man has found that he has accumulated a deficit of 30-odd dollars. There were 1.000 average families on whom the Steelworkers' union, with the guidance of the U. S. Bu-leau of Labor kept books for its economic survey. And on the average the expenses of all these families are running behind their income 58 cents a week. Franklin Lodge No. 107.' F. A. M. Feilowcraft degree Tuesday, March 28, 7:30 p.m. Q What is tuns oil? A Oil from the tuns: tree; a substitute for linseed oil. used Q What i: rector Lewis rank? Selective Service Hi-fi. Hrrshev's military A Major-general. Q What are Fnclands three major political parties? A Conservative, Liberal, Labour. BACK TRACKS TEN YEARS AGO An early spring snow and sleet storm sweeping over all of Indiana blocks highways and disrupts communications. Robert smith of Center Grove was v vl 11 11,1 xj.i.- i onierence ai me lounii annual Faster egg hunt are being completed. ri.uis for a county-wide celebration of the end of the bank holiday are being made by the Chamber of Commerce. TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO Dean A. T. Belknap left today for Grand Rapids. Neb. where he will become president of the Grand 1 1;,!ul '1!oc' A f:,rcwr11 rocetioa j was given for the HelKnap lamuy last evening by President and Mrs. C. E. Goodell. Mrs. Belknap and lantily will stay here until the schools close. Robert Todd arrived home today trom camp Sherman, u . wneie ne i he 1 was honorably discharged after nine j months service at Bordeaux. Fiance, in the base section medical depart -i inent. Clocks will be set forward one hour tomorrow night. Mrs. Sarah Sibert. who is spending the winter at Daytona Beach. I ia . has sent The Star a paper tell ing of the doings of the Franklin I colony. I We Saw Today March keeping up its record by handing out more cold winds. . . . One nice thing th.e days are getting longer. . . . The sun sets a minute later each day and in the course of a week this makes quite a difference in light. . . . Soon the long summer evenings will be here and with war daylight saving time they really are long. . . . Another wave of home hunters in town. . . . Franklin is something in the- predicament of the old woman who lived in a shoe and had so many children she didn't know what to do. . . Franklin does not know what to do with all the people wanting homes. . . . "City of Homes" has long been our slogan. . . . This should be changed to "City of people hunting homes." . Even under war conditions the spell of the town that is Franklin comes over the temporary residents and most of them leave with real regret. . . . Franklin seems to cast some kind of a magic spell over its residents and no one wants to leave and those who do go away want to come back. . . . Jusx what this golden spell is no one knows, but we think it is largely made up of the spirit of kindness and Christian fellowship. j ACTIVITIES At ATTERBURY Released by Tost Tublic Relations Office, Camp Atterbury. "Please change that record. Mister; it's driving us nuts!" Such a plea from the employes of a Post Exchange moans only one thing a new hit tune has arrived at the juke-box. and the soldiers are welcoming it with open arms, ears and nickels. And Atterbury 's own 'Hit Parade" does not differ too much from that on the radio, according to Sam S. Dieter, who services all the juke boxes here. At the present time. "Besame Mueho" heads the civilian parade and the tune is doing right well in the PX's. Service Clubs and Officers' Clubs and duyrooms. Sweet music is most popular in Olficers' Clubs, but the eniisted men like a little swing for the majority of their nickels. "Pistol Packin" Mama" was the big juke box hit here during the past year, and the soldiers heard two versions one by Al Dexter, the composer, and his hill-billy band, and the other by Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters. The other popular hits have Ix-en recordings of "Cherry," by Harry James and Erskine: sweet and swing versions of "Put Your Arms Around me. Honey;" "Shoo. Shoo Baby." by the Andrews Sisters, and the sweet "Star Eyes." played by Jimmy Dor-sey. "Mairzy Doats." the silly little cht-ty, now draws the most nickels. Bui if Mr. Dieter is a real musical prophet, the Merry Macs' recording of "Mairzy Doats" will be just another record within four more weeks. Like all novelty tunes, it is due to fade fast in popularity. Old tunes prove popular here but only when some well-known, band modernises the arrangement and makes a new recording. Several times the old records have been tried in the music boxes but the soldiers passed them, by like 'seconds" on beans. March music also fails to pay for itself in the juke boxes. The Marine Corps Hymn" was a great success, but other martial music like " Tiat Do You Do in the Infantry?" was strictly non-consumer stuff. And no field soldier needs to know the reason why. Using PX No. 1 as a testing ground, a check was made on how many times a record must be played in order to be popular. The top record was replayed 84 times in one week, and the second most popular only 56. Since three minutes is the average playing time of a record, it is not hard to imagine how unpopular it would be with the employes after they have heard it and nothing else for approximately four hours and 15 minutes every seven days. SAYINGS Of Noted People By I. N. S. : - London Prime Minister Winst o n ' Chruchill : ! "It is a rash man who tries to; prophesy when, how or under what i conditions victory will come. Come 1 it will that at least is sure." j Boston Vice President Henrv ! Wallace: j "No man should be subjected to I fear because he is a member of a (minority . . . Everyone has a right to learn a living, to live in good sur roundings, to freedom." New York Gov. Leverett Salton- , stall, of Mass.: "We must read our history and ! learn its lessons well. We must not j forget the misery and neglect of the 'soldiers after the civil war, especially in the South. We must provide j them with care and opportunity." Washington Sen. Arthur Capper, iR) Kans.: "Better leave the fanners on the farms. Uncle Su-m, and also see that some of the machinery goes to American farms, as well as to supply the admitted needs of the rest of the world." New York Gov. Thomas E. Dewey (R) N. Y.: "There are increasing- signs of late that our newspapers are being denied ' the right to"print all the news." I f) PACTS FOR YOUR 4feyiCTOHY Fancy tools and 'gadgets" add only ( to the tost of gardening, and not to! the garden's productivity. The aver- age gardener can get along nicely j with a hoe. a rake, a spading fork and a workable hand duster or small sprayer. Fcr larger gardens of a ouarter cf an acre or more, a good wheel hoe will save time and labor. Now is the time to buy whatever garden tools may be needed for the season, so that any possible delay in obtaining tools will not be a hindrance at planting time. Although it is advisable, where jossib!e. for each gardener to own his own tools, a "lend-lease" arrangement between neighbors may prove valuable to everyone concerned. Last year's numerous 'gadgets" and substitutes made their appearance on the markets. They proved in many .cases, to( be both costly and inefficient. One 'gadget" gardener found that the ecst of his equipment was far greater than the profits from his garden. For economical and efficient gardening, the watchword is "use simple tools and take'good care of those you have." Purdue. tSP - . WW... " , J f Tl , l: r P 'X ' i ' f is i ! . i je v. . .-,;s ' " tWNMw.r .'it(.-'Wia:W;o,'r'v',.Wii': '..'- '' I pWs,.,,, ..vs ..n ,. - ..... J w " s-. yri-w : k; i FT4-. J J P ' ... i .: 1, . , t i !.! V i S. . I . ) i f i , ' S'-W . A'"': i - ' ' t,y -"-!(t- - ' ' 1 i- v . - - 5 $ - j pel sou. got m the sao.o.le a'.id stuck: there. The manpower mu.idle has l-cen cor.sietably like a leueo with one snoriin.; brotuo and a half do en riders. AU h,ae been on and. off its H it nob- o.y has tam-vi it clown to a walk. Not that th.e job of erasing manpower has ever tven soft. It is bound up with production and the i armed services, lis o.r. tieul. ies nave been h.ard to pm down. H it there have been other icasons v hv solution of manpower troubles has lagge.i. one tl t i it lias been a lack of c -t, :i define,'. hanty in Mr. McNutt s ottice. And tin- administration ot that lather vague auth.oritv lias been marked by discord ami confusion. Plus has been particularly no'.i. cable m the several dashes and ivhcy contradictions of WMC and Selective Service. Now. la an eigt committee has teen set up to clarify the deferment situation. Under Mr. McNu'.t's direction., a survey of activities and programs will be undertaken, with a view to balancing the urgent needs of the aimed tones and industry. It is going to bo a big job. and U needs to be done with all possible speed. July 1 lias been selected as the critical date upon which the a rate i forces want ll.'.V.WOiM men. Plus replacements. Before then, almost certainly, will come the European invasion. Some compromise w ill probably be necessary within the limits of our manpower to assure the best co-ordination of production, supply and sinking power in this assault. Assembling- the data upon which it is based is th.e job of Mr. McNutt and the new committee. It is past time to start the job Th.e question of who should have authority in the determent squabble should have been settled before now. Hut since it was not. the most to be done new is to wish Mr. McNutt plenty of co-operation. A still was found in the back room of a barber shop in an Illinois town. It seems that some policeman was "next." The new amusement tax likely will stop dancing in some night spots. Business or tripping up th.e light fantastic. If we were sure of the exact population of U. S. right now, we could predict the number of cases of spring fever in the offing. Now that the kids have started placing baseball again, there will be moro window shopping; fen- as K-.ougtl I veto in the wron: world." The war has mad.! way. but pel we lor his letl.u.g out - him feel that ' are responsible j ot place. We; latt"; get th.o old gang w h.en lie's homo but w, all together i can trv to! keep oven tl lug else the same. We can write words to the new song to him whale he's across. We can tell a iion" t ! 1- sh '-! -lumee in ivr letters so th.c t lie won t expect some- l tiling that isn't. We can't expect two curs of combat not to leave its maik. but we .an try to erase that maik as much as possible! ONE MAN'S OPINION By WALTEK KIERNAN Well Mrs. today. ' I sc th.e national lion dollars." "I hope t! Joe Citicrn remarked where th.ev'u- raising debt hmii to 20) bil- y gv- em. a ia Mr. Citicen mevd'-ly. "You hope they go; what?" asked the woman who lightens his life. 'The cards." said Mr. "and preferably a royal flush. My i near old gvanoum t her told me never. to raise unless I had the cards." "And what, may I ak. has poker to do with, high finance? queried Mrs. C querulously. "Nothing except everything," answered th? nominal head of the ho'.tse. "In poker you bet (U jxr cent on what you have and 30 per cent on what you hope to get." "Thai's inly 90 per cent." said Mrs. Citicen. "How about th.e other 10?" "You bet the other 10 per cent because you're a little crar.y but you can't afford to be more than 10 per cent crary in poker or high finance." "Meaning, ns regards the national debt limit?" asked Mrs. CUirten. "Meaning." replied Mr. C. "that it better be based on the tried and true formula. . . . P0 per cent on what we have 30 per cent on what we hope to pet . . and only 10 per cent crazy." Thought for the Day: Play close to the belt. 'em i ! ! j Philip Murray, right, president of the CIO, shown as ho- testilie-d before th.e WLB on the "Little Steel" formula. Murray outline 14 demands, including a general increase of 17c an hour and a guaranteed annual wage. NEA Telephoto. Organized 1812 GENERAL BANKING INSURANCE Fire, Tornado, AutomoMle MONEY ORDERS and TRAVELERS CIIEQUES TRUSTS Executors and Adnainistratort INVESTMENTS U. S. WAR BONDS MORTGAGE LOANS PERSONAL LOANS LIVE STOCK LOANS SAFE DEPOSIT BOXES NIGHT DEPOSITORY BANK BY MAIL FACILITIES Member. 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