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ALTON IVitttttQ TtLBORAWI WIDNstlDAY, JANUARY 4, IftM ALTON IIEKING TELEGRAPH except Sunday; subscription pftee carrier; by mail, fe.oo • ye *fcMft 100 HUM*; fft.OO beyond 100 mllee, BnterWl ea MCOtMtalttt nutter at the poitofflce, it Alto* ft. Act ot Congreae, March 3, ISTt. 1 _ _ Me AMUMM Wt or rm ASSOCIATED Preaa it mtttM Meiun«tiy «e tt» «• rtfublleauon at all UM local ntwi printed in ttrta ----- M *•!! •• an (/pi MWI taaai AtfvtrtidM — lutci an* contract catien at tnt Ttltfriph huilMM office NI}. Alton, III. National Advcrtlilnj Rcitr t - HoliKUy Co. New York Chleifo fMnH. Ill Bait Something Worth Trying Fair Daring 1B50 One could make a tot of longshot guesses as the meaning of Alton's 1949 traffic accident report The number of reported mishaps hit an all-tim high of 1427. Wai that only a natural result of a greater amount of traffic at the number of car owned in the area alto hit an .til-time peak? Wa"l greater diligence of principals in reporting accidcnta to police a factor? Or were the police more on their toes to follow up and get reports on accidents? All these elements would have a share. The bi| qucition would be—and it isn't likely to be answered in a hurry: Were there more accidents per mile driven in the area? Is thcjncreasc (1359 in 1948 to 1427 last year) a reflection of increasing carelcis- ness? Part of the answer might be in the number of fatalities from the accidents. They tied Alton'* all- time low record of three for the year. That might indicate more careful driving. It might reflect improved traffic regulation*. These have been given more thought during the last year. And it could very well follow the increase in percentage of cars in vise: Cars that arc in better driving condition, with better visibility, more responsive brakes, and perhaps drivers who feel more responsibility for the better car. Having shown its ability for two years to squeeze its automobile fatulity rate down to three, perhaps Alton can look ahead to a new goal. A few cities in the country maintain records of no traffic fatalitiei year after year. With its new-formed traffic commission, and an administration responsive to suggestions, perhaps Alton could look ahead to a deathlesi record. It's worth trying for, anyway. Honc-Madc Editorial The Reader's flue Editor and Publisher, newspapermen's magazine, which undertakes to instill in newspaper men right principles and correct course of conduct, speaks its mind about the newspaper editors who don't keep up a daily home-written editorial pillar. It is emphatic in branding as a "fake editorial" the use as if it* very own, of an uncrcdited column written by a well-known columnist. Of course, the newspaper, whose name is not given, is truly "cheating" its public when it attempts to palm off on its readers, without credit, the work of another. Subscriber: to any newspaper, great or small, arc interested in the thoughts of the editor, no matter how poorly expressed, if it has the ring of sincerity. Jt is a test of common honesty for a newspaper publisher to eschew the use of the shears as being mightier than the pen. If it be honestly the best the editor can do, let his editorial expression be just that, even though it may not have the flash of a scintillating thinker. At least the editor can say "poor though it may be, still it is my very own." Is This a Sample •f Entire Year? Summery temperature, near-record rainfall for winter, a tornadic storm, then sleet, snow, and free/- ing rain—that's the kind of weather brought by the new year. Hardly had the new year dawned when the freakish weather began, and the climax came in the damaging storm at Hartford. Is this a taste of what is to come? Is the solstice vying with the equinox? If *o, the year of 19JO will be remembered because it was so much worse than 1949 and previous years. Winter storms we have become accustomed to expect—with snow and sleet; but tornadic winds, they are the product of the spring and the summer; not January—we thought. If this kind of thing keeps up, we'll begin to think what a fine year was 1949. The new year, of course, has a chance to redeem itself, but, with the forecast what it is, seems slow about doing so. New Move May Help River Highway Project Transfer of Msgr. Henry B. Schnehen from Bruneli in Calhoun County to Quincy should cement s stronger link between this area and the strategic northern city in their common striving for s Mississippi river scenic highway. Msgr. Schncltcn, for many years, was a pastor here before he began the quarter-century of hardworking service in Brussels, He knowt the area here well, and fully «ym- pathiws with local aims for an Alton-Grafton link in the river road. His interest has been recognised in appointment to the national scenic highway commission. At Quincy, he will be received into what has Jong been one of the principal hubs of agitation for the Mississippi scenic highway, He will remain in clos« touch with many developments on the road. 25 Years Ago January 4, J925 Clay W> Lynch, Civil War veteran and public official of Madison County, for more than 30 years, died in a hospital at Davenport, la., after a year ol ill health. He was 79 years old. He had been Injured In an automobile accident a year before. Later, cancer of the leg developed. While seemingly recovering, he broke his leg In a fall. The body was to be sent to the home of his brother-in-law, Dr. Edward Flegenbaum, In Edwardsvllle. He was a member of a family of pioneer Madison County settlers. Wllford Queen, who had been advertising manager of the Alton Dully Times, which had been purchased by the Telegraph, had accepted a position In the advertising department of the St. Louis Times. James P. Thornton of 305 Prospect, who had been a well-known lawyer and former city and township official, died at his home following an extended period of falling health. Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Schweppe of Prospect street had Issued Invitations for a reception to be held Jan. 8, In celebration of their fiftieth wedding anniversary. Miss FJdna Allen Kelser of East Sixth street entertained with a bridge party at the home of her parents, Mr, and Mrs. Allen Kelser. Four tables were occupied and Miss Frances Ebcrlcin, Miss Harriet Christoe, Miss Jane Lcvls and Miss Josephine Curdle excelled and were awarded prizes. Late In the afternoon refreshments were served by the hostess* mother, who was assisted by Mrs. .Tewett Smith, Mrs. Isabel Smith and Miss Luclc Smith. Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Scheppcl of 1702, Maple street had announced the engagement of their daughter, Cecelia, to Harry Kelsey, cashier of the Bank of Bethalto, at Bethalto. The couple had not selected a wedding date, but the marriage was expected to be an event of the early summer. Miss icheppel was a graduate of Ursuline Academy and VTr. Kelsey, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Kelsey pf Shipman, was graduated from Chicago University. Miss Evelyn Rose of Chicago had announced her ngagement to Clarence Benslnger of Alton. The wedding was to be an event of early spring. Miss lose, who win the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Rose, became acquainted with Mr. Bensinger when they both were students at Northwestern Jnlverslty, Mr. Benslnger was the son of William Benslnger of St. Louis and a brother of Miss Hilda Benslnger and Mri. L. P. Glelber, Nelson Schweppe was improving after suffering or some time from an infection in his hand and rm. Mr. and Mrs. R, A. Paul of 537 East Seventh reel had left for Bridgeton, N. J., where they lanned to make their home. Louis, five-year-old son of Mr, and Mrs. Ed Galway of Parker street, was suffering considerable aln from burns inflicted at his home when the lad acked Into, or fell onto, a red hot stove at the fam- y home. He was burned about the hips. Fire damaged the home of Dr. C. F, Wuellner n Humbert street, the loss estimated between $10,00 and $12,000. Dr. and Mrs. Wuellner were away •om home when the fire broke out. and the flames rst were seen by neighbors after the blaze had got- cn a good start. The Rev. S. D. McKenney nf Alton had boon Iccted president of the Harrington-Adams, Inc., of ostoria, Ohio. Torrey McKonney, son of the Kev. McKenney, traveled in the interest of the Harring- on-Adams Co. Miss Alice McCarthy and Miss Sarah McCarthy ad purchased the McCarthy home at 806 Alby reel. The consideration was $6500. i'l Cry, Joe — Lot Nor Go on Th«« ii something fish) — or "unfishy," if you prefer— about the Soviet fishing ships sighted in the t S. Caribbean area. If Mother Goose were only ska might cook up a jingle something like this; Joseph Stalin went a-fishing For to catch a porpoise. Tb* only water he could find He found it there on purpose. Ju« lor the heck of it, some of those Red ships, With th«ir powerful radio transmitters and lack of &U, ought to catch a whale, or something Tt»y'd probably have to throw it back and it wsin't legal li^e. would be*r out the immorul philosophy in Mi|, Qry, Jo,. 5O Years Ago January 4, 1900 Water of Chicago river had been turned Into the ew drainage canal, Jnn. 2, at a rate of 60,000 cubic a minute, but it was estimated that it would ake a week for the channel to fill. Speed of the ow was a third of a mile an hour, and it now had loved as far as Locltport. Muddy, black color of the ream was rapidly clarifying, and (lie odor from he Chicago fewage content was diminishing. The elegrtph headed one of its dispatches about the ralnage canal opening as "March of the Microbes." Huse-Loomis Co. began Ire cutting with a moderate force of workers In n field 1 8-lnches thick near McPike Island. Weather had taken a change to wanner, and it was uncertain how long cutting could continue. The ice gorge had become so strong that a horse and buggy was driven from the Alton to the Missouri shore. Discovery was made that no funds were on hand to credit of the city with which to redeem $2000 in bonds of the State street paving improvement. The bonds, now due, had been put In hands of FJrst National Bank for collections. Because city records were lacking to explain the discrepancy, the bank employed J. H. Hancock, special tax collector, to canvass tlio assessed property owners and determine just what part of the assessment had been thus far paid. Licensed to marry were John H. Huff of West Alton and Mrs. Sidney H. Smiley; Henry C, Hellrung and Miss Clara Jun. State Senator .1. .1. Breiv holt was to address a mooting of Modern Woodmen of the three Altons whose aggregate membership exceeded 250. Funeral rites were to be held at Kano for the two-year-old child of Mr. and Mrs. A. quit-land of East Second. Mr. and Mrs. P. F. Scroggin of the same address mourned death of (heir three-year-old child. Mrs. George Welch was called to Edwardsville by thc'death of her mother, Mrs. Charles Heln- rlch. Amwei* T* Oneatlma — fc» ttASKIH — • Mail Inquiries to Hasata tutor matlm Bureau, MaakMi ieX 818 Bye Si,. N, B. WasMngton D. C. enclose S cents fat te turn postage. Q. Why Is the so-called BlgTe of football made up of only nln teams? C. P. L. A. The University of Chlcag resigned from the Big Ten Fool ball Circuit In 1946, leaving onl nine football teams in this confci ence. Michigan State was admit ted to membership December 1! 1948, but will not become a full fledged member until .1953 be cause the Western Conferenc schedules were drawn up throug 1952 before it was decided to ad mlt Michigan State. The clrcu! will then again comprise ten foot ball teams. Q. Is It against the law to fl the United States flag at nigh from a privately-owned building P. J. T. A. Public Law No. 829, approv ed June 22,1942, to codify and em phasize existing rules and custom pertaining to the display of th flag states: "It is a universal cus torn to display the flag only from sunrise to sunset . However the flag may be displayed at nigh upon special occasions when it i desired to produce a patriotic ef feet." Q. How much postage' shoul one put on return envelopes tha are to go in letters to foreign countries? V. S. A. The Post Office Departmen says that because of varying post age rates enclosing return stamp ed envelopes in letters to foreign countries is not permitted. To provide for return postage an in tcrnational reply coupon, costing 11 cents, should be sent. Q. What states have the larges 1 excess of unmarried men? H. F R. A. Nevada has 249 single men for every 100 single women Wyoming is next with 154 to 100 and California third, with 114 to 100. In North Dakota and Vermont the sexes are about even. Q. Which was the last state to ratify the 21st Amendment to the Constitution and thereby end prohibition? R. E. M. A. It was Utah, on December 5, 1933. This amendment was the first In which ratification by conventions Instead of legislatures was used. In less than 10 months conventions met In 36 states which ratified and two which rejected the amendment.' On December 5, 1933 the Secretary of State certified the ratification. Q. Where is the half-way point in the Appalachian Trail? P. M. S. A. Center Point Knob in Pennsylvania is the midpoint of the 2028-mile trail. Q. Following the cessation of hostilities on April 19, 1783, were American soldiers permitted to take their arms with them? R. W. C. A. On the proposal of General Washington they were permitted to take with them, "as their,own property and as a gratuity, the arms and accoutrements" they then held. which Q. Please list the chemical elements which recently had their names changed. P. R. O. A. At a recent meeting of the International Union of Chemistry scientists of 30 nations agreed to naming or renaming 14 elements. The changes arc as follows: Beryllium (not glucinium); niobium (not columbium); technetium (not masurium); wolfram (not tungsten); astatine (not virginium); franclum (not alabamine); protactinium (not proto-actinium); promethium (not illinium); lutetium (not lutecium). Other accepted names are: Element 72, hafnium; 93, neptunium; 94, plutonium; 95, amfrieium; and 96, curium. Q. How many American cities are named Bethlehem? O. D. A. A. There are seven Bethlehems, situated in the states of Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania. The largest is Bethlehem, Pa., which was founded by Moravians In 1741 and named after the Jesus in Palestine. birthplace of George Knowles, by a quick jump, had escaped Injury when two coal cars on the Big Four jumped the track at the foot of Hldge. M. Mnhoncy, new city oil Inspector, paid his first visit to the Standard Oil station In Yager Park. He was pleasantly received by J. K. Wheeler, agent, but learned that coal oil on hand already had been Inspected by G. F. Crowe as county Inspector on Dec. «j. Wheeler In dlcated that the oil company proposed to pay fees on only one Inspector, but had no lntei\t to take sides as to which Inspector now held jurisdiction. UPPER ALTON. — The geranium in the store of A. H. Hastings had reached a height of 10 feet. Epworth League members presented their president, Clay While, with a memento pin. "Grandma" Coop er, one of the oldest residents, marked her eighty eighth birthday. Mrs. Caroline Batchelder, 81, was 111 at her homo on College. Capt. and Mrs. George D. Katon returned from a holiday visit In Marine with his parents. We already have developed several methods of iiaking jwa water drinkable. Tlio problem now is to find out how to cut the cost of production so that t will be economically feasible.—Rep. Gordon L. McDonough (R.) California, on current water short- Q. Do fats supply more calories than other foods? J. E. A. Weight for weight, fats supply more than twice as much body fuel as does any other kind of food. Q. When was the Quartermaster Corps of the Army established? Sidle aa^a^^V ^^P^tws»^iwO^WP»*}^W ew*. KM *v MA stunec MO. T, «. MO. «. s. MT. ow. "If you'rt fed up writing so many checks every month, why not arrange with the bank so I can write them? I love to write I" Pedrson\8 Merry-Go-Round •Kickback' Caution WASHINGTON, Jjan. 4. — Hot- est problem facing congressional eaders as they got back to Wash- ngton was how to prevent another Parnell Thomas kickback scandal. This will be a major topic at a secret meeting of the House Republican steering committee early next week. House GOP leader oe Martin will tell his lieutenants that House Republicans must mmediately rid their payrolls of iny nonworking employes who !raw salaries from the taxpayers. Also, he will do some blunt talk- ng about members who bring dis- rac^ upon themselves alfid their arty by accepting kickbacks. .lartin himself has set an excel ent example in keeping his pay oil honest. Since coming to Con ress he has never had a relativ< r a nonworking employe In hi ffice, and last year he refused t< ire an extra $3000-a-year clerk uthorized by Congress, on thi ;round that the extra clerk wasn' iceded. Speaker £am Rayburn and Ma orlty Leader John McCormack also will privately warn House Democrats who have been chisel ng on the taxpayers to clean up heir payrolls pronto. Photoint; the Rutwian* The Russians have their own way of keeping an eye on Ameri an officials in Moscow. Som< ime ago, Maj. Gen. John W )'Daniel, U. S. military attache in rloscow, was watching a gala military parade which included a flight by the Red Army's lates lanes. He was anxious to know more about these planes, so, .lean ng halfway out of his office win ow, he took a series of pictures Wh%t Gen. O'Daniel didn't know owever, was that across the stree iussian cameramen caught him in act. And the newsreels they ook of him taking pictures 01 Russian planes are to be featured n Soviet theaters as an illustra- on of so-called American espion- ge. NOTE — Recent U. S. "spy" trials have shown that the FBI has used the same tactics in watching the Soviet embassy on 16th street—namely, placing cameras in a building just across the street. Congressional Predictions Privately, leaders agree that ic second session of the 81st ongress will set no records for Quartermaster Corps , R. A. A. The •as created in 1775 by the Conti- entai Congress to supply the Co- onial Militia. In Europe quartet- masters were mentioned as early 1447. They were called "har- ingers" and rode ahead of troops o find lodgings for them. Q. What is the approximate umber of tractors in operation '. E. M. A. The Farm Equipment Insti- ute says that there are epprox- nately 3,500,000 tractors in oper- tion. Toofterville Folkv By Fontaine F«* -GRANDPA £OTT« — VS. — productivity or progressive • legislation. It will be a cautious session, with both parties playing politics up to the hilt and striving to keep their skirts clean for the November election. There will be a lot of shouting about civil rights—with an eye on November — but nothing enacted into law except, possibly, the anti- poll tax bill. This has already passed the House and needs only Senate approval. The Fair Employment Practices bill, hottest of the civil-rights measures, also will pass the House, but Senate foes are prepared to filibuster it to death. Thus, northern Democrats can boast in the next campaign that they were able to get this hot potato through one house of Congress, while south ern Democrats can boast abou killing it in the other. The Republicans are strictly in the middle on this one and can be counted on to outyell the Demo crats in the losing fight for civil rights legislation. However, they are not willing to revise cloture to back up their yells. Here's thi outlook on other major issues: Federal aid to education — Al ready passed by the Senate, thi hot potato will be revamped in the House to meet Catholic objections. One concession will be an amend ment providing bus transportation for parochial as well as public school students. Taxes—The House will pass leg islation increasing either corpor ate income taxes or taxing excess profits, but Senator George o Georgia and other business-mindec colleagues will put up a stiff battle against this in the Senate. Social security — The social security expansion bill, already passed by the House, will pass the Senate in somewhat similar form with few, if any, of its "liberalization" teeth pulled. Taffc-Hartiey ' repeal — Not chance, despite White House demands for action. Congressiona Democrats want to save this one for an election issue to use against Republicans. Senate and House Democratic leaders will do some shadow-boxing for the newspapers but that's all. The Brannan farm plan — No chance. Republicans are almost solidly against it and the Demo crats are badly spilt. Meanwhile farm incomes continue to skid. Foreign aid—Some form of President Truman's ald-for-backward- nations (or point 4) program will pass, but look for a backward shift to isolationism on Marshall plan spending. With income-tax boost sidetracked and excise taxes repealed, Congress will have to look elsewhere for money to balance the budget and the likeliest spot will be the European-aid program. It will be cut a billion. Oleo tax repeal — Will pass, though modified to provide that colored oleo sold in hotels and restaurants must be so labeled. Other issues—The important National Science Foundation bill, to coordinate and expand 'scientific research, will at long last become law. However, the crystal ball for the second session of the 81st Congress holds little hope for public power and health Insurance enthusiasts. Neither the Columbia Valley nor the Missouri Valley "TVA" bills stand a chance of enactment. The federal health insurance bill, savagely fought by the American Medical Association, is In the same boat. Probing the lobbyists Hard - hitting Representative Frank Buchanan of Pennsylvania, chairman of the House lobby investigating committee, has ordered his staff to pull no punches In >robing the iblg pressure groups which operate on Capitol Hill. "Leave your whitewash brushes at home," Buchanan bluntly told assistants. "In this Investigation we're not going to protect anybody but the American people." One big outfit that will receive some careful attention is the real estate lobby, which will wage « •Igorous drive during this session o block the extension of rent ontrols. This U the same lobby that tried o sabotage public housing in the tanking and currency committee, f which Congressman Buchanan la a member. tCp»yri|ht, uto. »y Ball •nttUMts. las.) Robert S. Allen Reports ^ ...^._.^ ^ ..-- ^--^....-^.. ^.^. J .-hj- IB-.- i-|-,uiignirti*--.ii;-,---T"^•*• CED Raps Tax Hike WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 — The Committee for Economic Development will l««ue a statement this week-end declaring It will not be necessary to Increase taxes—If high employment continues and cuts are made in the defense and foreign •Id programs. the CED will also assert that under these conditions it Is even possible a $2,000,000,000 surplus may be realized In the next fiscal year's "cash budget." This budget differs from the President's administrative budget In that the former Includes social security trust fund* as well as the funds of the Federal National Mortgage Insurance Association. This <• an RFC subsidiary which buys mortgages insured by the Veterans Administration and Federal Housing Administration. Currently, FNMA is spending at the rate of 91,300,000,000 a year. CED la a quasi-official organization headed by W. Walter Williams, Seattle insurance executive. Directors include Senators Ralph Flanders (R., Vt.) and William Benton (D., Conn.), EGA Administrator Paul Hoffman, and Eric Johnston, head of the Motion Picture Producers Association. Chief author of the forthcoming pronouncement, is Beardsley Ruml, vice-chairman of CED's research and policy committee. He is leading the American Retail Federation's campaign to reduce war-time excise taxes to 1942 levels. Ruml holds no increase in taxes is nec- essaary to compensate for this $600,000,000 loss in federal revenue. Note: The CED statement will "scoop" by several days President Truman's budget message, in which he will recommend a $4,000,000,000 tax hike. » Real Estate Probe House Lobby Investigating committee chairman Frank Buchanan (D., Pa.) is under strong pressure from municipal officials to turn his opening spotlight on the powerful real estate lobby. J he committee is still un- ded which lobby to tackle !ir«t. Three are under consideration—real estate, American Medical Association, and electric utill- ies. A decision ia expected to be reached this week in order to start public hearing! later this month. Committee agents have assembled considerable material on all three obbies. Municipal clamor for the real (state probe is due to the charge hat the lobby has shifted Opera- ions from the national to the ocal. level. Paul V. Betters, executive director of the U. S. Conference of Mayors, told Buchanan of receiving numerous reports about organized campaigns by real estate Interests to block projects under President Truman's low-cost housing program enacted last year. Betters declared that in many cities hostile realtors are demanding separate referendum* on each project. These tactics are being particularly used in the Midwest and South. Note: When the Committee's ace investigator, Benedict F. Fitzgerald, examined the files of Theodore Maenner, head of the National Association of Real Estate Boards, Fitzgerald found a telegram warning of his visit. The wire was sent to Maenner's Omaha office by Herbert Nelson, the association's executive director. The telegram read, "Prepare for vitlt of House lobby investigator. Files in Washington and Chicago -office already examined." California-Bound„ During the recent West Coast hearings of his subcommittee on the disposal of federal war-time housing, Representative Brooks Hays (D-Ark.) was greatly 1m- pressed by the large number of the shift is without political sign), flcance. He hasn't lived In Call* fornla since the death of his wife, and in the last few years has spent most of his time In New York, where he resides In a hotel and maintains an office, . Senators Marry F, Byrd (D., Va.) and James P. Kern (R. Mo.) are among the most vigorous "economy" advocates in Congress. But they are nicking taxpayers for a hefty mailing bill in sending out several hundred thousand copies of a leaflet under the Congressional franking privilege. 'Road te Ruin' Titled "The Roman Road to Ruin," the leaflet scathingly attacks Democratic spending policies. The leaflet consists of a speech by George E. Strlngfellow, West Orange, N. J., before the Klwanls Club of Washington. Kem in* serted the talk Into the Congressional Record, and a few days later Byrd did the same In a slightly briefer version. The two insertions cost taxpayers more than $250. f Subsequently, Kem ordered three large printings of the speech. It Is understood the cost was paid by Stringfellow. But several large crates of Senate envelopes bearing Kem's congressional frank were shipped to Strlngfellow, who had them addressed and sent back to Kem. He, in turn, had the envelopes filled with Stringfellow's speech and mailed out—at taxpayers' expense. Employees of the Senate folding room are peeved because they had to get out a rush qrder for Stringfellow during the Christmas holiday, when they usually have little work. Government Sidelines Representative Frank Karsten (D,, Mo.) is readying blast who had migrated states. At a Long Californians from other __. _ Beach hearing, he asked how many were from Arkansas. About half the audience raised their hands. Later, Hays remarked to Representative John Phillips (R, Calif.) that the state seemed full ot Arkarmans. "That's right," he said, "and in my district they have all become good Republicans. I doubt whether I could get elected without them." Reverse Motion Former President Herbert Hoover has quietly changed his voting residence from California to New York. He la telling friends against business and other profitable sidelines by government agencies. These activities run into the millions of dollars, according to Comptroller General Lindsay Warren. He made a report on the matter last year, but the document has never been released by the House executive expenditures committee. Karsten plans a public airing. Some of the "questionable sidelines" reported by Warren were: $500,000 donation from the Marine Corps funds for the purchase of a 12-story building in San Francisco, to be operated by the Marine Memorial Association, a private organization. Sale of fishing and hunting permits on a large Southern airfield by Civilian Air Force employes. One- branch of the Treasury -Department used funds derived from vending machines for gifts, dinners and other entertainment for officials. Commissions paid by vendr ing machine operators to a federal correctional institution, under Justice Department jurisdiction, were used to provide "entertainment" for officials. Declared Warren in his report: "Millions of dollars are being taken in and spent annually without proper accounting or clear authority of law. The existence of such a far-flung, multi-million dollar business as an outgrowth of the government, without any independent check or .control, is an open invitation to all kinds ol fraud and speculations." Capital Briefs Senator Hubert Humphery, Minnesota Fair Dealer, has become a corporation president. He incorporated the family drugstore in Huron, S. D., following the recent death of his father, and was elected head of the concern, which does a $150,000 gross business and employs 12 workers. . . , Former Representative Charles S. Dewey, executive secretary of the Congressional ECA "Watchdog" Committee, always wears white kid gloves to a ball Former Senator Robert Reynolds will announce, his candidacy against Senator Clyde Hoey (D., N. C.) on Jan. 16. Reynolds flooded the State with Christmas cards picturing his large estate near Asheville and bearing the message, "The gate is wide open and thi latch siring is on the outside." (Copyrlfht. 1950. 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