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fdtftt EVSWHO ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Printing B. OOUSLBy, Managing Editor, «ofe*arfptlon price eltfrter; by wart, HVOO a y«*f |9.00 (wyond 100 mflei Entered lit second-cftoi matter at the postofflee, at Altdft, fit,, Act of Congress, March 3, 1879. AWOGlAttt) ntttfc J! "jUHed *xciu«**ijr to th« or . «n »> JOMI MW» punted m mit u »it <#i n«w« t»fc. information on r,.,t Ago It I »n V«» Asked A <lnc*flon, Answer It The city council h»» decided to consult the public about t library, ft wouldn't have n«ded to, It could have proceeded immediately to set up * • library boaM i«d levy the needed tax. Th« statute on public libraries ssys it could. Instead, after adopting an ordinance authorising the setting up of a library bo.ird, tlic council called a straw vote, The council is not necessarily bound by results 'of the vote even when it's taken. Suppose, fot- instance, the vote In the Jan. 21 balloting is light. Suppose, once more, it wtu against the library— -close, How would the council interpret luclt A vote? Or suppose it was for the library, close, •with i small vote. Ho*- could that be interpreted? After going to all the trouble of calling a referendum, would the council feel warranted in accepting the sentiments indicated by such a vote? Probably Cither way, the council would figure there weren't Enough people in town interested in a public library to warrant showing much more interest in the matter. It might well follow the safe procedure. That Would be to drop the whofe thing — with a public library board ordinance on the book*. On the other hand, die council could go right ahead and set up the board, levy the tax, and proceed to build a library right now. But it want! An .• expression of public sentiment/ The public: hsu been a«ked. It owes the council the most conclusive answer ft can give, 1 1 — -*• "' '"" Number*, from the Cradle to the Grave New life will be breathed into the out-modcd slang phrase, "I've got your number," when birth registrations for the new year of 1950 begin. Starting next Sunday, -every baby born in the United States will bcgin ( lifc withA number, Uncle Sam will have the number of every native-born new citizen, and the "birth number" will follow .him through Jife for A clwtng-ouc entry on hi» ultimate death certificate. As the result of the modern sociat trends and •wartime regimentation which have tended to make the individual more andjnore a statistic, present-day residents of the nation already are fairly well inured to the idea of identifying themselves with figures. Social security numbers, rationing numbers, draft numbers, driver license numbers, military serial numbers, motorvchicle numbers— all have been taken in stride by John Citizen, despite a confusing array. But for the coming generation, the new birth number program offers at least the possibility of lomc simplifications, for the birth number is being put forward as a sort of foundation stone. Among all numbers assigned to the individual in his mundane existence the birth number is designed to be fundamental and supreme. It will be given him "for keeps" as his basic registration reference for life, Forseen under the. national program is that the birth number In future years will come to supersede many of the other numbers. It may be used to "link" the events of life no\v subject to separate rcgistra. tions, such as marriage, divorce, and death, and possibly to supplant separate registration numbers for social security and other official registrations provided for by law. Thus the one birth number might be used to replace many others now legally required and, to a degree, simplify numerical existence while »t the same time providing, perfect identification through a single numeral in all the registered aspects of the individual's civic life. December 30, 1924 MI« Henrietta Terry entertained seven young women at her home. "Cooties" was played and prizes went, to Miss Roberta Megowen, Mfss Eva Dale and Miss Mary Helen Walton. Guests wer*; the Misses Dorothy and Roberta Megowen, Jessie and Joyce .Jameson, Mildred L<?a*fi, Mary Helen Wnlton and Eva Dale. Wesley Baker wan elected president of the G, & (J. class of College Avenue Presbyterian Church, Other officer* elected wore: Carl Miller, vice-president; Edward Black, secretary, and Wllford Schwanke, treasurer. Louis Pates of 8«n Bernardino Valley, Calif., wns a j^uest of his parents. He was In the fruit business and expected to remain in Alton several week*. Miss Elizabeth Harris entertained a party of friends at <he hnmf nt hpf parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. P. Harris on Alby street. Miss Louise Hesse and Ml*» Virginia Waggoner excelled «t games played and were awarded prizes. During tho afternoon, Mrs. Harrt-i. assisted by Miss Clsra Ginlcr, nerved refreshment^. Mrs. ChartM K. Monforf of Bluff street entertained in honor of her small daughter, Margaret. Guests Included Molllc Allen, Harriet Pfclffenbftrgcr, Mnrjorle Kelley, Doris Mcchan, Mary Louise Bar- reft, Virginia Klelnpel.er, Ella Pfelffenborger, Mary Pfelffenbefger, Lucy Byford, Loulao Kramer, Da- Monfa Venardos nnd Margaret Hendrfcks. Miss Nancy Cousley had invff,i?d about 20 boys and girls to her home for a New Year's party in honor of her cousin, Miss Elizabeth Cousley of S,t Louis. Miss Albertlnc Dwiggins and. Mis* Elsie Barnhardt of Alton and Miss Doris Barnhardt of Ed- wardsvllle attended a party In Belleville at the home of Adam Glntz, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ringomanti of West Ninth street had Issued Invitations to 16 guests for a dinner party New Year's Eve, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Baker and Miss Margaret Thompson gave n luncheon nt (he home of Miss Thompson's pareirts, Mr. and Mrs. Overton Thompson, on Liberty street, Guest* were: Marjorle Kirk Harriet Pfelffenberger, Carolyn Swain, Eloise Swain, Helen Beall, Alice McAdama, Louise Lovls Paige Munger, Jeanne Glberson, Nancy Cousley Katharine' Cousley, Elizabeth Cousley of St. Louis Miss Harriet Rumsey, talented daughter of Mr and Mrs. H. E. Rumsey of-' Grove street, was to play nt tho nialto In St. Louis. Many Alton friends were planning to go to St. Louis to hear Miss Rum- soy. Mr. and Mrs. A. ,T. Schuossler of Washington avenue entertained with a dinner party, having as guests a number of St. Louis and Alton guests, Mr and Mrs. William Sltton, Mr. and Mrs. Phil Rlley, Mr. and Mrs. Molvin Taylor, Mr. nnd 'Mrs, Harold Brockman, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hopkins and Mr, and Mrs. Robert Denyven were the St. Louis guests. Miss Eleanor Rumsey and Miss Catherine-Brun net- entertained;20 guests at the home of Miss Rum- soy. Mrs, A, V, Fedarle and Miss Virginia Corbett received tho favors at bridge. Other guests receiving prizes were Miss Helen Wyckoff and Miss Mary Ho well Collins. The G. & G. Class of (ho Upper Alton Presbyter- Inn Sunday school were entertained at tho home of their teacher, I. H. Streeper III, on Brown street. ''"---—-••"'-""- SO Ago S«mit Toys to Tots in The Lands of Woo Most of our own children have had a merry Christmas. The sleds and skates and wagons will give their Jittlc owners lots of fun and, like all toys, take a terrific beating. In spite of this, some toys will survive. The children will grow tired of these thirds and they will discard them for newer interests, . It was the same in Christmas, '48, and some wf these toys arc lying idle, useless in some Alton attics and basements. Why not put these toys to good use? ( Currently underway is an Alton American I.e- gion "Tide of Toys" carnpai fi n, which extends to Jan. 8. The toys to be taken by donors to fire houses or the police station will lie crated by the Legion »nd *em to Philadelphia, thence to Europe, where they will be distributed by CARE to destitute children, These toys will brighten the lives of children who were born into A world that chastised them unjustly and without mercy. They w « the innocent tow who were forced into the chaos of Europe dur- % the hel| foe of World War II, and »incc, JUt us help, in the name of humanity and the brotherhood of man, make up' in a small way for the terrible horrors the world has introduced to Europe's youngsters, h »hm.ld not be difficult to find a few wy**-th* unused ones—that our children have dicparcbd. They are useless {0 us but of such VALUE to th« children of th« land,! of woe, KUwteln of Gravity 'is n «w theory, c»ll«4 a gwieraliwd may be the iciendfic dii- tg other jcicntiiu who be of ti I s the world wt 31 Alter* .ftu December 30, 189$ In a letter to Mayor A...W. Young, President C. H. Vcnner of Boston. Water & Light Co. accepted the city's notice of.Its option lo buy the local water works system. Venner protested, that the time had expired under which the city held a right to purchase under provisions of the 1875 franchise, but agreed to a purchase appraisal If the city would act within 30 days, agreeing to pay the costs, and also would certify to its ability to float sufficient bonds to meet an award by the appraisers. Under the appraisal plan, the city would namo two commissioners, the water company anqther two, and these four would select a fifth. Mayor Young snid he had taken Vernier's proposal under advisement, but gave it as his opinion' that the ci(y would elect to proceed. Lt. Peter Bookman, who had served ns surgeon with the Fourth U. S. Infantry in the Philippines, Rave (.he Telegraph an interview on evo of his departure for Baltimore to enter Johns-Hopkins University In which hQ categorically denied reports of churches being looted by American troops. Bockman had resigned his commission to do post-graduate work in medicine. A Pittsburgh dispatch announced the election of John Kunztor as president of American Flint Glass Workers' Union to succeed William Smith. Kunzler had served three terms as national secretory of the organization. Al W. Martin's Uncle Tom's Cabin troupe was to provide the New Year's attraction at Temple Theater; seals 25, :i5, am l 50 cents. Zero weather prevailed and the Mississippi hero furnished a natural Undo Tom's Cabin scene, Ice fields had increased to such sue dial early blockinfc of the stream seemed certain. The post off ice w fts \ D close on the afternoon of New Year's Day. Street cars were to oper- nte until midnight New Year's Evo for nccornmoda- tlon of persons attending watch nl e hl services planned nt several churches. Fixtures for the new American Express Co office hero arrived, but the company still was seeking a downtown location. It. was scheduled to oheck In Its own agent here Jan. 1. The roof of New Model laundry was crushed in when a 40-foot motal smoko- stack collapsed when being dismantled. Paper cor- rugatlng machinery was to begin oporatlng in J. H MoPike's new'plant about Jan. ;>. nn Initial shipment, of paper stock Juwln R arrived. A birthday surprise party was given for Miss Emma Demuth. " Henry Baunignrtner .suffered n fracture of his left leg when unloading n 250-povmd barrel at Klrsch's Market, A doctor attended him at his home on Fifteenth street. Will Schflafei- received a letter from his brother, Paul, who was in service in the Philippines, The envelope, contrived from a sheet of wrapping paper, was tied with string. Attending the Republican "love feast" in Springfield were Postmaster Norton ot Alton, Postmaster Marsh of Upper AJton, K. C. Paul and Oorge Huskinson. The Infant ol Mr, and Mrs. Thomas Kellv of Bethalto died in It* mother's 'arm'* after a night's Illness, of croup, Bruno Morgenroth suffered painful burns to his »rm when a gasoline lamp flashed while he was attfn py,,g to thaw frozen water Pipes at hl« meat market, Compromise Labor Bill to BeAbandotied I * **™v.»n -u,r WASffiNdtON, Dee. 30. - Announcement by Senator Elbert Thomas of Utah, Democrat, chairman of the Senate labor committee, that he and other influential Democrat* will urg« that no ac* tlon be taken at thf forthcoming session of Congress t* write a ,new labor-management Ian is bad ndws for the country. Apparently this Is the decision of the CIO and AFL high cott- mand. aided nnd abetted by Presl* dent Truman and the politician* In the Democratic party who think (hoy have a prize Issue on which to gain a bigger majority for their party In Congress in the Novem her, 1950, elections. It means that all efforts to go « two-sided law which would be fair alike to labor and manage ment arc to be abandoned in favor of a drive to obtain at the potls a majority in Congress pledged to the principle of special privilege and monopolistic power by a single economic group over the lives ant opportunities of other citizens. It means that the bitterest cam- palgn In the history of congresston nt elections will be'fought-on tha single Issue. It means that the na tloti will be swept with fear, busl ness will be jittery, expansion plans will be held In abeyance and unemployment will rise, as both sides engage In what la really an unnecessary battle which could In volvc serious injury to the eco nomic welfare of the country. For two years, now, since the Taft-Hartley, Act was passed, un Ion-labor bosses, who brazenly •promise blocs of votes—regimente! by ecgnomlc .coercion—in return • for special legislative favors grant ed or to be granted, have fough against any course of mutual concessions and have Insisted instead on an extreme position of "all or none." . At the moment, a compromise bill lies In the House labor committee, having been sent there by a close vote. No effort was made at the last- session to report ou; another bill. The Senate has passed a compromise bill. Both measures are in the status of pending legislation and could be quickly sent to conference for final action before being transmitted to the White House. •/ There isn't the slightest doubt that any inequities or mistakes of verbiage that were written into the Taft-Hartley Act in the first instance can readily be removed by n majority vote of both Houses There isn't any doubt either that a fair, law can be adopted. But union labor's strategists have served notice that they want the old Wagner Act, with Its provisions v loaded In behalf of labor unions, restored. This strategy; has' In It many risks, for If the'labor'chiefs arouse the Country and .happen to lose strength in the n'eXt -Congress, they may find themselves with more instead of less restrictions in a wave ot .reaction against their arbitrary tactics. . ' " • The unwillingness of the union bosses to let the question of a ! new law come to a vote in Congress at the next, session — which they might do by keeping the measure bottled up< in committee through administration influence or other parliamentary maneuvers — will mean that certain basic issues will come before the electorate In the form of questions such as these: 1. Shall labor unions be required, as in the present law, to make an accounting of their .finances, or shall they be permitted to hide what they do with the money of union members? The Wagner law afforded no protection against the small but dangerous minority ot chts'elcrs ,and crooks among labor- union officers, some of whom have already been exposed. 2. Shall Communtsts be permitted to work Inside labor unions and gain control of them, as was the case under the old Wagner law, or should Communists be restricted as under the Taft-Hartley Act? 3. Shall strikes that paralyze the nation's health and safety, der prlving the people of electric.light and power, telephones, fuel, and the delivery o£ food supplies, be permitted, as under the old Wagner law, or should such strikes be enjoined, as provided under the present statute? 4. Shall the right of free speech, Side Glances , guaranteed under the Constitution out denied to employers by a partisan and biased labor relations board acting under the old Wagner law, be abolished so far as employers are concerned, or shall freedom oC speech be permitted to employers and unions alike, as un- ing session of Congress any action; ^cept. i** «v MA ..imnet. me. t. M. nee, u. a. »«-. H-30 "How can I help worrying when they're hfittie from college—always wondering where they are!" . ........ . .. _„ • .. . _„_ _ _; ..,..,. Pearson's Merry-Go-Round Acliesoii \ s. Johnson WASH1NCTON, Dec. 30.—Here is the inside story on reports Of friction between two of the most potent Trumftn cabinet members—' Secretary, of State. Dean Acheson and' Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson. Actually the,re have been differences of opinion between them on three important policies, but both men are -now leaning over backward to get along with each other. The three, pollcios are: (1) Sending a steel mill to Yugoslavia, which Johnson opposed but Ache-, son favored; (2) Occupying Formosa with U. S. troops, whltth Johnson favored but Acheson opposed; (3) General American policy in the Far East, wher n Johnson believes the United States should have vigorously supported Chiang Kai-shek. Acheson has -particularly resented Johnson's barging Into the Far Eastern situation; and the belief has been expressed around the ,.*ate Department that Johnt .'s Interferences could not be entirely divorced from M< law firm which once represented the brothers-in-law of Chiang Kai-shek and the Soong gyngsty. •• Argument Over Airplanes One small part of the J'ohnson- Acheson irritation came when the secretary ot, defense balked at giving the secretary of state a special-White House plane to fly ':o the Big Three foreign minis- conference last November. Acheson wanted the "Dew-Drop," the de luxe liner which the air lorco had built for "President" 3ewey. But Johnson refused on t. ground that the President's special plane, _the "Independence," was en route to Iran to bring back the Shah, and that Mr. Trumnn wanted the "Dew-Drop" kept in the United States In case Of emergency. , Johnson offered his cabinet col- eague the President's one-time der the present, law? S. Shall the man who wishes to vork at his job be-intimidated and its home damaged and his family ubjected to fear, as was the case n the collective-bargaining drives and strikes with the goon squads olerated. Under the old Wagner aw, i or should each worker have he right to work where he pleases and when he pleases, as is guaran- eed him under; the present law? These are but a few of the .truly Ignificant issues that: will be de- aated on the stump If the union eaders are serious about their irogram of avoiding at the com- on repealing the Taft-Hartley law and substituting a new measure. The country will "be asked by abor partisans to believe that un- ons in the last two years have ost members or that the .Taft- iartley Act has become a "slave labor" law, when, In fact, unions have enjoyed the largest member-' ship and the biggest gains under collective - bargaining processes that they have, known In all the previous history of the trade-union movement In America. ., (ReprodueUpn. Hlehfo Ewervcdl plane, the "Sacred Cow," but the Matrc.'U i i do"" not make as much speed as the Independence or the Dew-Drop. So, without arguing any further with the secretary of defense, the secretary of state quietly rented a special plane from- American Airlines. This cost the taxpayers around $12,000 and was the first time a cabinet member has rented a special plane, since air force planes are available at considerably less Wlnch'ell Starts Something Shortly after Acheson returned from Europe, ; Walter Winchell broadcast, an Item that Washington in '- ' enough Johnson. Acheson didn't know anything about the broadcast—until 9 a. m next day, when he got a phone call from Johnson asking if he could come over to see him right away. Achi.son agreed; and Johnson, arriving a few minutes later asked: "Did you hear what Walter Winchell said last night?" Acheson .hadn't, but thought- It was interesting that'the secretary of defense should go to so much trouble to say that he had nothing to do with Inspiring the broad- 1950 would not be big for both , Acheson anc . Allen Reporti Iowa GOP Upset WASHINGTON, r>«c.x3o,-iowa Repobficaft leader* m trying to Senator fiourks - Ktiptt, mtffgatot of the itefhfe to- vStttt&tloft fiasco, not t6 tun for next year. far they have had M luck. According to JniJdft word, U turned <to*n &n attractive after that Included a good-paying party job plus the privilege of devottai 8tt the time he deemed necessary to pftvute Itw fMfacticS in his «wne fom Cedar- Rapids, Ja. ' ceftieope* is Said to have re> the pfapdsttton with cot&td- erabfe heat. "t wilt not he sidetracked," he ts repeated to have declared. am going to ruin to prov« th was right in my charges against the Atomic! Energy Commission. I am confident that i will be vindicated by the voters of Iowa." State GOP leadefi have strong misgiving* about that. They not only have serious doufcts on that score, but they are equally anxious to avoid a nasty primary, fight, This last Is particularly true in the camp of Gov. William Beatdsley. tt ean be positively stated that he will seek re-election, and will not run, against Hlckenlooper. 'But If the latter persist* In being a candidate, a close friend of Beardn- ley ivlll oppose Mlckenlooper. The friend Is Speaker 1 Gus T. Kuertef of the Iowa House of Repmenta- tives. *A farmer and potent political figure, Kueiter withdrew from the 1946 ' gubernatorial race so that Beardsley could make his sucj Cessful campaign. In May, 1949, Kuester was singled out by a national magazine as the "Farmer of the Year. 1 Basis of the concern in the Our Contemporary civilization. The meaning of his work in rchti\*ity i$ only p»«ly rvvciled tp most of us, One facet of demon. «r»ud infornution from Einstein'* relativity vorls »ll too oniinoui, the cpnvenion of jnaWej- JnlH) i i.e., itoinic power, ill the Cerman genius' newest 4«WQv«ry 'be a Isadora'* chc« of .trouble? Or *$J »s,M Tooncr vlllo .Folks Fontaine Vox cast. As a matter of fact, - if either of the men departs, it will probably be Johnson—not because he isn't doing a good job; he Is. But he, has occasionally stepped on Truman's toes. Johnson's Double Job Johnson is doing one of the most difficult jobs ever tackled by any administration—prunlrig the military budget and at the same time putting across unification. Crack- ng army-navy heads together is difficult enough and contributed :o the death of his predecessor. But simultaneously cutting the budget is bound to make any cabinet secretary ot rlefense unpopular nside the government. However, Johnson, in his zeal to get things done, doesn't always clear his appointments with either the Democratic National Committee or the.White House secretariat. On major appointments, ho clears with the-President himself, but he goes over the heads of the men around Truman to do this, and they don't like it. . ReSult has been a steady trickle of well-placed antl-Johnson venom in the Presidents ear. This, plus perhaps the faijt that Truman may see a 1952 presidential rival in the dynamic secretary of defense, explains why he dropped the remark to intimates that someday he's goirig to "get Hd of ... ." Truman, however, has been known to fly off the handle' and tlaen forget aboiit it Meanwhile, J, ohnson is doing one of the host jobs in the cabinet, and would not be easy to replace. So also is Acheson. And as of the present moment they seem to have climbed out of each other's hair and put aside their differences. Mull Bag Correction: A recent column may, have been unftlr to Stephen Downey of Sacramento in linking him with his brother, Senator Sheridfti) Downey of California, The fact is that Stephen Downey is an able liberal; *nd, unlike h}s senatorial brother, fights for his convictions. > . Just received from Sidney Hyman, Washington, D, C,, a letter which reads: "I've just read your column about toys for the kids of Europe, Including the German children. I have no love ,for their parents. Some of them wiped out every member of .my family In Europe; others among them were on the other side of the line when I was at the Kasserfne Pass, at Cassino and Anzio, But I agree wholeheartedly with the thesis you advance in your column »nd jun grateful that (something remains of your backsliding Qwk- er- conscience so that you still can advance such a thesis. Since I have no children of my own, and thus will have wj^poftuijity to salvage toys from any after-Shristr mas shambles, I am enclosing this,, k t 9 b«y new one*, Would be M good as to &fR,ch' *hy o to the gift you thijlk ?PU might simply say, • • Beardsley-Kuester camp Is the fact that Democratic,Senator Guy Gillette unseated a Republican incumbent last year by-a 180,000-majority. The GOP chiefs consider this massive margin an ominous portent, particularly against as controversial a figure as Hlckenloop-r er. The Democrats will make a strong bid for his seat. They are grooming Agriculture Undersecretary Albert J, Loyel&nd, Who .will campaign on the Brannon Plan.' No Harm Asking . North Carolina's isolationist, former Senator .Robert Reynolds, s busily scrounging -around for sacking to; run against Senator Clyde Hoey. -Reynolds is .eager to return to the Senate, and thinks conservative Hoey is ripe i for plucking. Apparently in. the. be- f w»iumii ty cbfmfery. fot aovWirtof, will back hft Wtflard seeretaft, Chief Interest e«tt§ri ttt- thi fight, *S ft is the key , to ame* control. But tnSte ftite i number <ol aSfrtMntS eyetnf etfleM. Foftttw Qov, Pt&toe ner, one-time LAftddn fltmege, tt making no secret he Is Interested in the senatorshlp; ' and Lt. 3^, P. L. atagamstt, Supreftte C<i$6.i. Justice Edward F. Aim, and 34tl A, Robertson, chairman ot the State corporation Commission, have evinced similar Interest in the " ' NOTE: In recent Weeks, the potent Kansas city (Mo.) Stai-, which spearheaded Landon's Presidential drive, has pub' llshed a number of lead *rtf« cles boosting Gen. Elsenhower, some of the captions of these articles were the following, "Ike As, GOP Ace," "Spotlight On Ike," "Observers Believe Ike's Leadership Could Co Much To Bolster GOP." • • Curious Beginning Administration circles, ftre buzzing with a curious report about Alexander Campbell, who; resigned as assistant attorney-general last week to run for the Demoeratlo senatorial nomination in Indiana. According to the story, he solicited the support of Col. Robert MeCor* mlck, Chicago Tribune publisher and caustic administration critic. As worthy adminlstratlonltes tell It, Campbell went to Chicago and talked to McCormlck about back* ing against Senator Homer Cape* hart' (R., Ind.) According to tha account, McCormlck was non-committal. He .is credited with this reply, 'I'll have to think it. over. It would be most unusual for us to support someone on the other side of the political fence. I'll have to study the situation, and Will let you know." . To the Rescue The Republican National Committee is indebted to Collier's magazine for getting rid of an embarrassing piece of campaign literature. It happened this way: Collier's editor Louis Ruppel assigned staff-writer Lester Velie to do a profile on Democratic National Chairman William Boyle. In the course of gathering information, Velie made an appointment wlt'h A. B. Hermann, executive director of the Republican commit. „. __„ — .__ tee. While waiting in the letter's lief that, it does .no harm to ask, outer office. Velle picked up a Reynolds approached Joe Keenan, i leaflet listing Republican accom« head of the AFJL's League for Po- pllshments In this year's session of, lltical Education, with a frank Congress. request for a $20,000 campaign contribution. Keenan was startled, but tained his composure. With a straight face he replied, -"I'm sorry, but we Won't be able to help you. We are so heavily committed in other states that it won't;- be 'pos- ;slble to do anything for you."''.""' Comeback Trail Former Governor and 1936 Republican presidential candidate Alf Landon is squaring off to hit the comeback trail In Kansas. The result may be one of the hottest primary., battles In the country; not -excepting California where another bitter GOP melee is shaping up between Gov." Earl Warren and ambitious. Lt, Gov. Goodwin Knight. The Kansas fracas has been brewing for several years. , Landon Is not, aspiring to of flee himself. He wants to regain the state leadership wrested from him by the faction headed by Gov. Frank Carlson and recently-appointed Senator Harry Darby, They shelved Landon early in 1948 in the Taft-Dewey presidential scramble. Landon opposed Dewey; the Carlson-Darby camp supported him and captured the Kansas delegation.-; Subsequently, Landon took no part In the presidential campaign, and neither,did he do anything for former Gov. Andrew Schoeppel in his successful senatorial race. Since Dewey's defeat, Landon has been quietly girding himself to, recapture his lost control. He will back a full state ticket as a prelude 'to bossing the /Kansas delegation in the 1932 presidential contest. Carlson, who will run for the Senate seat to which he named One of the accomplishments claimed in the leaflet was blocking re- of the Truman civil rights program. , When ushered into Hermann's office, Velie said, "This is none of my business, but If I were an administration ....Democrat, I would take this/leaflet' 1 'of '-yours, reprint it 'by the millions and make sura that it got into the hands of every Negro family in the country. It's pure political dynamite for you people," After a hurried glance, Hermann gasped, "It sure Is. This ia something'that, was done before I took over. Thanks a lot for calling my attention to it." He hurriedly summoned an assistant and ordered all copies destroyed. . Political Bits ','Roosevelt for Governor" buttons already have appeared in California. They read simply "Roosevelt"; contain no reference to James or Jimmy. Meanwhile, White House leaders, privately not friendly to Jimmy, ure still trying to put a candidate into the field against him. , They say a hot fight over the' gubernatorial nomination would bring out a big vote and thereby be helpful to Representative Helen Gahagan Douglai In her race against Senator Sheridan Downey. .--. After strenuous efforts, the staff of Senator Kenneth Wherry (R., Neb.) finally prevailed on him to take a banana boat for a. brief rest trip to the Caribbean. Eight hours out of port, he radioed; his assistant, Arthur Hachten, and gave him Instructions to airmail a mass at legislative documents. Chicago suffers an annual losi o£ $9,000,000 by fires. 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