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ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH TON EVENING TELEGRAPH rt to Alton telegraph Prhitlng.CO'mpiusj. . fi. COUSL&sr, Managing Editor. bed dally «#e*pt Sunday: Subscription prie» | •'$&« weali^ by carrier: by melt, $6.00 « jreat within 100 mtte«; $6.00 beyond 100 mile*. M «econd^cl»ss matter at the postofflee, at Allefy in.. Act of congress, March 3, 1879. MtMBtH Or ftrt. ASSOCIATED PRESS fht AtMtiited PrMi tt tnotlrt *xclailvei» to th* itM for republltttton Of *n the tool o«w« printtd in tAtt n«w«t>*(*r »« well M *H <tf< «c«r> dtttutebu Lo*«l Advtrtttint — R*tc* and eontrtct tntormktlon oA *ppltc«t)wi it the Tel«rrapv> bu»lnet« office 111 Ka«l idw«y, Alton. IH. Nitlont) Adv«rtl«)ng R«pre««ntttl»« t-itenMfc« co. Ntw Tot* cwctto. Detran. Ago Did 1949 Was Ail Eventful Year Old 1949 will creak into history, at midnight; and whether th.it mc.ms the end of s half century is something for the controversialists to decide, though we'll string along with the Science Service Writer who said in an article in the Telegraph that another year, 1950, must pus before the -half-century is achieved. Even if 1949 is denied, by manyi the distinction of rounding out A haU-cefttury, the year has recorded much to recommend it to history. s In domestic affairs, politico held the stage in Washington, with the no-called l : air Deal program t)f President Truman meeting sufficient opposition to prevent its adoption, save in .1 few ininor details. The year heard talk of a Dixiecr.it-Republican co.il- ition, but most observers think the idea will end where it started—in talk. Politically, ihe Republicans, still stunned by defeat in an election thcv hat) won—before the votes were counted—the year before, were casting about for a program that would proclaim the party's traditional principle.* and still attract votes. A change in National Committee leadership appeared to have advanced little toward the goal, at year's end. The Democrats, although in power, still were a divided party. In international affairs, the Red menace advanced in Asia, with the crumbling of the Chinese Nationalists. But, in Europe, American policy and American dollars appeared to have stcrnttica the tide of Communism. Doubtless, Europe had recovered to it degree, but how long the recovery would continue, and to what extent, remained unanswered. American money was the key. In our own country,, labor strife continued. The steel strike, 'spotty walkouts in tke automobile industry, other work interruptions, retarded business. The coal industry was hamstrung—and the nation suffered—by the dicutorwl tactics of one man, the mine union boss. American business declined somewhat, due in part to labor's activities arid in part to general trends, yet the recession seemed not to have struck. Year-end forecasts of the twelvemonth to come were on the optimistic side, Previous direful predictions ' hadn't materialized, and the forecasts were hopeful, depending largely on fiscal policies of the government, and labor's attitude. In. our own district, industry maintained an even pace, probably ahead of other sections of the coun- { trV| A tribute, to management and labor, In the city, '!» dhangc of administration was made'.in City Hall, 'Throughout the county, politicians and embryo candidates turned their thoughts to next April's primary. ','•.'•••'•' -. '• V ' The year saw advances-in science. Studies in atomic energy, jet-plane flying, made, advances. The future of both is beyond the power of man to predict^ . Generally, the world was ac peace, chough sparks at times seemed dangerously near to powder kegs. Israel joined the family of nations. The United Nations, upon which hopes for peace arc based, gained in stature, Indonesia became free, A ,year has passed—an eventful, in many respects a fruitful, year. War hadn't come; depression hadn't: struck—and upon 1949 nnd its events, its trends, man might base his hope for a peaceful, prosperous year to-come. The Foolish •IJbera»r Can Look to Future If nothing more comes out of the Alger Miss espionage trial it will be well worth while since it does give some of our so-called liberals a mirror into •which they may gaze and sec the picture of themselves, and who knows but it may show their future. AlgerJ-Im, when lie began to edge himsejf into " the position where he now find* himself facing .charges of being a traitor to his country for transmitting forbidden matter to the Reds in Moscow, 4 perhaps gave no thought to the lengths to which 'those indiscreet, wayward steps might lead him. There is many another vaunted liberal who is t reading the same path and the fact that they may never , reach the position 1 liss has reached may be because l they just simply are not so able, not such promising ' f" material for being used by the Communists, yj Right here in Alton, .is elsewhere, we have no ? trouble in finding some who pride themselves An toil ing "liberals," They think that being a liberal con* sists of jusc making brave talk about believing ii\ King that no one would expect them lo have a tenet of faith, They sound big in their own ears, they meet some fellows of similar thought ; trends it becomes one of their greatest delights to | discover lellow travellers. They do not think of a to come when they may have very red faces embarrassment after sonic of their fellow lib- have indiscreetly gone a bit loo far along what- lines of "liberalism" they may have strayed never thinking of exposure for some shameful incident that has developed. S, 1 One always doubts the sincerity of a so-called •^liberal who abandons family tradition, turns his on family possessions, leaving all for the sake SOf settling down with other* who have queer veins December 31, '1924 Mr. and Mrs. Honry Nfaus of Seventh street en- terfalnerl with a watch party. Miss Lucille Fif*Re.'al<i of State street enter- lainefl with a New Year's Eve party. Robert Brown, jr.. entertained at the home of his parents, Mr. snd Mrs. R- M. Brown of 1217 West Ninth street. Bunco was (he diversion of the evening and favors were given to Mts* Verdeen Castle- don. Miss Helen OToole, Aloysius Smith and Joseph Crivello. Mt. and Mr*. A. .T. Kellenherger entertained a numbpr of friends and relatives flt their home on College avenue, Games were played nt which Mrs. Readers forum Letters to the Editor to tfcl* e«mui mri«* bt rfimtd, »IUi«**]| tb* MKIH win 6* wrtfiMiA f?*tti p«bi(<j«t»* •« riqfteit *r tk* wrftttt. ixitMtt ihoiW b* tl r«*t*ft*6l* Unirtfe, M4I ihfinld avoid v«ri««imt«t MM ••• f«nn*«* was assisted by her daughter, Louise. Prizes wof awarded to the Misses Esther find Lydia Fpfidpr'.on, Irene Schii.tnh nnd William Wllkcn. Harry Luer ot Washington avenue was hostess at n watch party. Mr. nnd Mrs, .Tohn Orosshelm stive a dinner party nt thnir homo on Kast Seventh street, enter- lalnlng for Mr. and Mrs. 9. M. JCennedy of Chicago and Miss Gertrude Fitzgerald of Denver, Colo. Covers were arranged for eight guests. Mice Viola Blnkley of Slate street was hostess to the Klnnikinnlck club. Games and music furnished tho diversion for the evening. Favors for the games wern awarded to Miss Virginia Saunders and Miss Opal Cnvlnglon. A club composed of salesmen In the SessVl cloth- ng storp was formed for tho purpose" of improving the salesman's capacity for service "to customer*. Leo Ford was elected president; Herbert Paul, secretary-treasurer. Miss Kathcrlne Zimmerman attended a tea in St. Louis given by Mrs, Rudolph Hoffmeister, wife of Dr. Hoffmclster of Louisiana avenue, In honor of members oC Delta Psl Kappa, a Sorority ot the Normal School of Physical Education at. Indianapolis of which.Miss Zimmerman wns a member. George Olt, jr., who spent Chrtstmns at the home of his parents on East Seventh street, had gone to Ashland to get his automobile In which he burned out the bearings Christmas eve, while driving home. His home was In LaBslle, Mo. Mrs. Beatrice Crawford and daughter, Leslie, were spending the holidays In ArdmOre, Okla., with Mr. and Mrs. M. S, Bishop. , Mrs. J, S. Ryan of Rodemcyer nnd her sister, Mrs. A. E. Osborn of Jerscyvlllc, had gone to Mt. Vcrnon, railed (herb by the Illness of their father, B. H. May. , Miss Alice Rowrien of Eleventh street had Ron" to Jorseyvlllc to visit for a few days with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C, Rowdcn.' Mr, and Mrs. William Krug of Chester webe guests of Mrs. Krug's mother, Mrs. C. Ellington, of Central avenue. , Miss Louise Wheeler of Chicago had departed for homo after spending several days with her brother, W, H. Wheeler, of Central avenue. Mrs. Thomas Gallagher of Depot Hotel, who had undergone surgery nt St. Joseph's Hospital, was reported as doing nicely. Mr. and Mrs. Gus Stahlhut o£ Wood River had as guests Mrs. Gottlieb Stahlhut, Mrs 4 Herman Getting and Mrs. Clarence Wlggln, Cards were the diversion of the evening. .Toe, Fred and Kennelh Powell o( Wood River entertained 10 of their friends at their home on Acton avenue. Games and music were enjoyed by the young people. > ;. Side Glances Ago December 31, 1899 The Mississippi hero gorged with Ice as the old yonr ended. One Ice blocade formed at the railroad bridge, another nt the sandbar, opposite the stone- crusher on the upper riverfront. Between the two gorges was a stretch of open water, abutting the steamboat landing. Rlvermen said It would be possible for pedestrians to cross the ice-bridge on New Year's Day. Supt. George Zimmerman of Huse-Loomis Co. announced plans to start. Ice-cutting within three days. Crystal-clear ice behind the dike now was five Inches thick, lie said, and should measure eight inches by Jan, 3, If cold weather held. It was planned to employ several hundred men in cutting operations. Ij c»n puepcall)- alwayvfec «t down that the |$s$ of being a liberal by »uch people is just that, no raorc it can jjct the a lot of trouble, even as it his gotten Algcr been made row f*r, too deep, to come b»ck to safe, sure, That is where one can most ufely marks, the Hai been time tried »nd proved takes » cW*|o| »1| lines Alton Mnennerchor staged Its traditional New Year's Eve celebration In Turner Hall, presenting an opera, "Tho Thirteenth," under direction of Reln< hold Gossrnu, Miss Sophie Tonsor and John Kromer took tho lending roles. A ball and midnight, supper followed tho musical programme. .In the Catholic Churches, special masses wore to be'celebrated on New Year's to murk opening of the holy year. Cherry Street chapel was to observe the twenty-fifth anniversary of Us founding, the Rev Melvin Jttiuescm having prepared a special address In connection with the C. P. Church roll call, presentation wns to be made of dining room furniture to the Rev. anil Mrs. A. H. Kelso, Gollob Warner speaking fqr the congregation, Presbyterians, Methodists and Evangelicals all had scheduled "watch nigh services." The Y.M.C.A. Auxiliary was to hold "opei house," Muyqr Young was invited to the police statioi New Year's Eve, and there was presented with i stout, gold-headed cane by Chief Volbracht on be halt' of members of the pollco department. The glf wns regarded ns a practical one, for the mayor luv been troubled by a siego of rheumatism thai ha made it difficult for him lo get about. William Jen mugs Urynn was to be a guest nt Montlcello Semi nnry, spending New Year's Day with his daughlei Miss Hutli, u student. American Express Co. secured quarters in the Dolbee building on Slate for its office, nnd WHS to give up joint <iuarters with tho U. S. company, Jan. 1. Joseph Hartmnnn had come from Munclo to be cheeked In ns agent. Frank T. Richardson and Miss Ferguson of Kast Alton were licensed to marry. Tho Telegraph was distributing calendars for 1800 bearing u portrnH of Admiral Pewey. UIM'KR ALTON. — At it New Year's ..sociable, Baptist Sunday school was to present Mr* M. A. Leveret t, 60 years a member of the church, With a rocking chair to mark her completion of 50 years ns a teacher. Miss Ethel Haynes entertained in Martha Wood cottage. Mr, and Mrs. George l^evls, Mrs. K. Marsh, und Mrs. Creswick were to entertain with dinner parlies on New Year's Day. Miss Jennie Watson was to be hosloss at. an evening party. NORTH ALTON. — John Deterdlng was bedfast as the result of an Injury to his back Incurved. In a fall front his horse. J, .Ron&hnusen had broken his aim In u fall. Fine seating on the ponds provided recreation for school children dtiring th* holiday Plerc0 was making arrangement* to wows his family to Auburn, • * l)ef«ndlnfr an Editorial Editor, thfe Telegraph: Last week the Telegraph $ub- € " bed In the Readers Forum a ,tcr from n critic of « recent editorial on the matter of pen* sions. The writer, obviously rnqpn- ing well and thinking principally of how nice It. would be if every* one could be sure of a substantial pension in old age, apparently missed the basic point 'of the question—that if everyone could expect $100 a month pension Irt old age, the value of the $100 Itself would be jeopardized by the staggering burden on the economy of supplying it. There also was the further point thu security received without effort to create it, is no security at all, This 1 response to the critic Is written, not by the editor, but by another without _ consulting the dltor, In fairness to the editor, n the letter was published in fairness 'o thr> critic, it is to examine her conclusion that the editor 'never had to suffer the embarrassments and sacrifices which :hlltlren ot the laboring man must often suffer." Hardly any child of a laboring ma;i who really tries to support its'.family In these days could have lad fewer luxuries than the editor of the Telegraph In his childhood. The earnings Of a newspaper In .hose years were meager and bnrely sufficient to provide food nnd shelter for the large family of which he was a member. He started lo work as a carrier boy at the age of 10 and has worked continuously for the Telegraph ever since. His task? were never- ending, required long hours, and .•onsl.ant effort to perform. Every >e:-son who hits worked with him of for him will attest that there was no better or more tireless workman in his^profession.' For many years, too, the busl- iess itself paid nrt dividends, afforded him to rear his own large family only n modest salary com- inrnble lo those of other workmen on the paper. Another exigency of he business required that such earnings ns it produced be plowed back into new equipment, to meet ,-cener competition, and to change the methods of publishing the aper in accordance with (ho changes In the limes. And he didn't Inherit the Telegraph—he earned 11. These circumstances resulted in ;.ho fact thai oClen Ihrough these years the Telegraph wound up with not a profit, but a loss; and throughout all this time its ovvn<~s had to risk the 'earnings of a lifetime in a venture which might fail as did many other publications of its kind. Through this experi ence of work nnd taking risks there never' wns nn assurance, from some more bountiful source, of success or of security for the editor or for his ventures. Nor :s there any today beyond what hard work nnd continued risk- taking provide. If out of this experience he should 'come to look with some skepticism on demands for promises of security, and point out that leaders of business In this community have started .with modest . beginnings nnd reached success In Ihe same manner ns did he, there is n subslantlal basis foi Ihls conclusion. . An nclual che'ik of the managing olficers of 17 principal induslrinl plants in this ai'en reveals that. 14 accurately fit this description; and that in all ot them there are severn hundred * executives to whom the principle npplies. Thursday's Telegraph carried a factual account o this in. the ..career of Lloyd Smith to measure alongside opinions. The purpose here Is to show that the basis for the editorial was not ns mistaken ns the critic thought II • was. It is always difficult to deal con vlnctngly with benign purposes The end Is so attractive that the in dividual completely overlooks tin question of mentis. There is m limit to the nttraclions with whlcl the end can be adorned; but the means, the wherewithal to pro vide the end— that is a stern am relentless question •Which canno be answered by merely stating bountiful purposes. U must com from substance and if the end is so bountiful that It devours the sub stiince, then there will be neithe an end nor a means. The Editor ot the Telegraph ha his faults, so have \ve, but lack o experience with poverty, hard li-3\ eon. 1*4* IY MCA Mnvict me. T. M. me. u. «. MT. orr. "I wish I could stay here and see'the old year out quietly with you—all those people downstairs are acting childish I" Pearson's Merry-Go-Round The Lewis Bludgeon hip, work nnrt thrift is not part them, R. I. Keen the JLIbrnry Editor, the Telegraph: A short time ago the Telegraph carried an article purporting to outline the library history of Alon, citing women's reign in the activities; but no mention was made of the Hayner Memorial ibrary. A' reader of that article >vho was not familiar with Alton vould never know that for years Altonlans have' enjoyed the pri- 'lieges of the excellent Hayner l.brary, the gift of a successful Itlzen of Alton who took pride u his home town and who was oyal enough to contribute some f his wealth towards the ^velfare if the folks through whom he .cqulrcd it. Now that WASHINGTON, Dec. 31.—John . Lewis has announced with con- derable fanfare the new con- racts signed by Independent, coa mines and his union. Bui ne has ot announced' — : . In fact, doesn't vant known—the tactics used to et these small companies to sign ew contracts. In at least two cases, Lewis economic conditions huve 'changed upward to a point vhere the original benevolence is nadequate to carry on it is conceivable that the original bequest nust be augmented by a sizable amount to give Alton adequate Ibrary facilities. Towards this end, it would seem that the logical way to meet the situation would be to' first, ac- •juaint the public with resources of the- Fund, the sum required to carry on, and the amount of the deficit. Also, if the city should ,ake over the library, like they are rying to dp the golf course, what would happen to the Hayner Memorial fund? It is possible there may be one or more public- spirited, loyal Altonians with wealth who would gladly make up ;he deficit with a donation or donations. The Hayner fund is a sixeable one elss'fl could not have accomplished all it, did for years; nnd it is only reasonable to. suppose that the late Mr. Hayner would welcome any attempt to supplement his original bequest by a sum to bring our library facilities up-to-date, any legal technical provisions to the contrary notwithstanding. After giving full credit for the rich gift of an excellent library to Mr. Hayner, and after giving the opportunity to others wh.o may bo So inclined and financially able to do so to keep our Memorial library, then, and only then, should the city of Alton concern itself with the library problem; and then only to extent of supplying the deficit and not with scrapping our present. Memorial library. Pearl Thornton The Uiver Komi At last it seems that there shall be A river road for you and me, A road that opens nature's door Along the Mississippi's shore; So all may see the beauty rare Created by our Maker there. Pilinrod stone, stupendous high; . Majestic river, flowing by; Heavenly clouds of myriad hues In mirrored waters divinely fused I look in reverence when 1 see What river road reveals to me. —MARTHA FELDFISCH Toonerville Folks By Fontaine Fox d*ng«rou» tide of ," useless in *hteij recogniiMW M "old i j«n«s, those which have bw« tried, by time, and h»ve been w«ed *! reliable, trustworthy, f * ' ' ^' ""- ' ' ' ' .; PASSER OUTER Legion Bead **"*^ . . - U_-_ ......I 31. .tk Bt hiv* already ptcWd the next ft* unttt tne October convchtton In Lbt Angeles. He Is Erie Cocke of Georgia, of the Leglon'i national security cottttnlH«. A 36-y«Mtf*«id European combat veteran who *a* wotmded and decorated several times, Cocke ha* been active In Legion affairs since W* return to civilian life. He is a former department commander of Georgia, and has been prominently mentioned as national commander for several years. The "king-maker" agreement on Cocke is reported to have been reached at a recnt private parley. I£ he is elected, he will be the second World War II veteran to head I the Legfon. Present National Commander George Craig of Indiana, is a veteran of Patton's Third Army. On the, expiration of his term, Craig is considering entering Republican politics as a candidate for goverrior or. Congress. Disappointment Henry Wallace proved a disappointment to pro-Communist leaders of his Progressive party at a recent New York parley. He was not only prltlcal of Russia, but he lauded the President's "Point Four" program and his appointing Negroes to high office. Wallace^ particularly praised the elevation of William Hastle, former governor' of the Virgin Islands, to the Federal Circuit Court. . • The left-wingers listened to Wallace In glum silence. On U. S. and Russian policies, his attitude. fof nls t»0!fit grim. But there is danger th* losed down" mines completely, not ven permitting them a 3-day veek, because they refused his crms. The mines in question are he Cove Fork. Coal Co. and the amous Elkhor'n Coal Co,, both in 'ike County, Ky. ,'A sworn affi- avit by Jack Plckleslmer and Fon it." Johnson, operators of the mines, stales: . "We were called to attend a meeting at the United .Mine Work- rs" headquarters of the truck mine operators on Dec. 2, 1949, at o'clo'ck. We attended, and Sam iaddy, president of United Mine .Yorkers, District 30, proposed that sign a contract with the mine workers which was to .extend to Sept. 1, 1951, "A part of the terms -were disclosed to us. Included In the erms about 'which we were told tvas a 95-cents per day increase in wages, a 15-cents per ton increase n the ;welf are fund payments, and a broadening jind alteration of the willing ,and able' clause which' we .vere.told was to enable the mine workers to control the production of the various mines in the coun- ry to prevent an overproduction ot coal." Sam Caddy, Lewis' representa- ive, said in substance, according o the affidavit, "that we would ie able to operate five days a veek and get our own price for he coal, as the other mines would not produce sufficient coal to meet .he demand." The most amazing part of the negotiations," however, was that .he mine operators were not shown a copy of the proposed contract but were expected to go to Wash- Ugton and sign any contract presented to them there. "We were not to have a copy (.of the contract) and were' to agree to the terms presented to us ivlthbut "changes," the affidavit states. "However, it was held out us that we would be granted the privilege of a 5-day operation and special concessions in the op' oration of our mines if we signed a blank check contract." Tsvo smalk operators refused to he bulldozed and, as a result, their mines were closed down completely. They were hot even permitted to work a 3-day week as were other coal mines throughout the country. . • TlTe Nation's. Polluted. Water New York's water shortage may a blessing in disguise by focus> ing attention on a long-standing menace to the drinking water of other parts of the nation. Every year Congress votes hundreds of millions of "pork barrel" furids for flood control and river- and-harbor development, but has been extremely tight-fisted in providing money to purify the water that goes into bur homes from these same rivers. , The problem is not so great in the Great Lakes area, where the Utke water requires relatively little treatment for contamination However, most of the U. S, A. depends upon river water for drinking, an4 there Is a tearing lack of adequate facilities for cleansing it of human sewage . and Industrie waste, This is true not only of such big cities as Cincinnati and Philadelphia, , which are constantly grappling with water, pollution but Of WIMjJlCr clUe* Downstream ih» factories and sewers of Industrial cfnteri . There are .Approximately 150, 000,000 people |n j^e United States. Yet the pollution of our waterways is equivalent t<Mhe sewage of 200,000,000 people — because half the pollution Is caused by In dustrlaj waste. This tu<s doubled in postwar yews. ' To.pwxBfK » pPetWop of toe New York water crisis in other parts of the country, Congress and the state legislatures art golng'to ha required to , lace the watej-- ' was "a plague on both their houses." "Neither Russia nor the U. S. is interested in genuine atomic control," he declared. "And neither wants to end the Cold war. : They want to continue It because each thinks it can jockey effectively In its own interests while this grl Sparring goes on. The Important issue .of the new year Is what our government Is going to do for India and the two-thirds of the peoples of the world who are still under colonial domination. waste, according to the U. S. Public Health Service. A total of between $7,000,000,000 and $10,000,000,000 of joint federal and state funds'will be needed to safeguard the nation's drinking water. )1 fleers' Clubs in Liquor Business The House armed services committee is considering a probe of rmy-navy officer clubs which ave been Selling whisky against lie law. tfcst Plains may lie Under an act of .Congress (19.01)' till in effect, the sale or pur- hase of intoxicants on a military stabllshment is. strictly forbidden, n October, 1947, Gen, Elsenhow- r; then chief of staff, issued an rder clarifying ,thls. law and ruing that the sale .of package liquor vas taboo in offlcers'-.clubs as well jsr'in army PXs, : ''':,', ; ' '.";'•"Despite this restriction, how- iver, army' officers at Fort Benting, Ga., not only have been sell- ng whisky. and other Intoxicants the bottle, but: have actually been advertising "such sales in case and half-case lots. Furthermore, Fort Benning of- icers and their civilian friends can get the liquor much cheaper han the regular retail prices charged outside the post, because t is bought directly from distillers o escape a $15-per-case state and varehouse tax.' .•-. .Congressmen have received complaints .that* one officer at Benning received'a-shipment of 164 cases of wines and liquors last Tuly, which He.later sold to officer friends. Another officer pub- ishecl u circular announcing the sale-, of 19 . different . brands of, whisky) gin and braridy and quot- ng cut-rate prices by the cas; and half case. The House armed services committee also has received ^complaints tl|at package liquor is being sold ndirectly to civilians at the naval gun factory in Washington, An- irews field in near-by Maryland, Stewart Field (near- West Point), Fort Hamilton, N. Y., , Westover Field, Masi., and other installations. ' (Copyright. 1849 by Bell Syndicate. Inc.i ptogfatn KWr> Bbt fte wMt M posed. Howevet, tR#* is hept Wii* through such agencies is tha World Bank and the tJN FWd & Agriculture Organliatkm, ft wttt be possible to flft tM HviRg »*««* ards of the 'peoples In tnfc un« developed area* and to give .theitt- a greater measure of democtatle self-rule." Wallace did revert to one aspect of the party line. He reiterated hl» denunciation of military aid fof Europe. At the conclualon," fcne non-Communist asked him if He might become reconciled with tlv* President in 1950. « Smiling, Wallace answered, "Who gan tell. Personally, I don't rule out the possibility." '* Ultimatum Interior Secretary Oscar Chap* mart's 5-year-old son Jimmy Know! what he wants and how to get it, He was scheduled to pose, for a Christmas photograph, and when the cameraman arrived, he found Jimmy dressed in his new cowboy regalia'. The photographer suggested some other attire as more appropriate for the occasion. Jim* my disagreed. Looking the cameraman straight In the eye, the lad said firmly, "No cowboy suit, no picture." The Chapmans are now sending relatives and friends photos of Jimmy in his cowboy suit, Secret Financial Backers The unpublished proceedings ot a closed-door meeting of the di« rectors of the National Reclama-* tion Association sheds revealing light on the financial backers-^ of the organization. ' • The association has powerful Influence in Congress. Established originally by Western irrigaton to promote reclamation projects, NRA in recent years has become deeply involved in the power issue. Several years ago, its member* ship was opened to private utlli* ties. At its annual convention in Salt Lake City last November, J, E. Sturrock, Austin, .Tex., register,ed utility lobbyist, was a leading candidate for president. Harry E, Polk, North Dakota publisher, wai re-elected for a second term. The proceedings of the directors' meeting discloses that the railroads are among the largest contributors to the association. Attending the meeting wer« Polk; Sturrock; Clifford H. Stone, (Colo.), J. H. Moeur (Ariz.), Charles L. Kaupke (Calif.), N. V, Sharp (Idaho), Paul W. Applegata (Kans.), R. C. Brlcker (Mont.), C. Petrus Peterson (Neb.), Fred E Wilson (N; M.), Clarence Burch (Okla.), Robert W. Sawyer (Ore.), Robert D, Lusk (S.-D.), William R. Wallace (Utah), and Carl T. Bower (Wyo.). Also present was Joseph Jarvis of the Union Pacific railroad. ,:Followlng the reading of the treasurer's report. Director Bricker, chairman of i "the finance 'coni- mlttee, called attention; to "mis- .cellaneous contributions" saying, "The deficiency In these collections is due largely to the' fact that no effort was made to collect from, miscellaneous sources other than railroads," "Perhaps," remarked Polk, "we should'be more realistic about the collection of miscellaneous funds. It might be advisable , to reduce the ?amount of Income expected from this source." .Union Pacific's Jarvis broke in with, "There is no need for that." "The railroads feel their quota should, be continued," he said, "However, they also feel that If additional money is required other sources should be , found. I am sure that a substantial amount can be raised from other business concerns." Idaho's .Director Sharp moved that the v rallroads be < Invited to rene& their; contributions. Also, t^at they bo asked to furnish the names of other railroad representatives who might •, be approached for funds. The motion was adopted unanimously, Jarvis announced the railroads had elected John Northern Pacific Haw, of the Railroad, ai their representative on; the Association's Board .,durtng 1950. 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