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•Ami it* ALTON tVfctftttO TlLBOMAMf TMUHIDAT, JANUARY 1,i|* ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH PuMttJiM daily except Sunday; MMeHptlMi me *e«kly by carrier; by mall, *M» a 1 *rlthln 100 miles; $9.00 beyond HP "*"** Entered as second-class matter at the poetofflee, ot Alton, tU., Act df Congress, Mureh », 1«7». Mettle* of rut AaaociATrti MM Th« Ataoclatetf Pits* U mtltM e«glml»>l» .*» t*» for rcpubliutlon of alt tt» total B»WI Prints* ••WIMIWt M «•!! M •!) (£ Loc«i Adwtuins - R«t« •«« contract _ application it the T«!e«r«ph buiinew oftlee III. VHH Bro»dw«.v. Alton. 111. National Adwtlilnj ,MjH mnOM* Wwt HollMtv Co. Ntw Tort Chleaao (MM*. Phyalclan Who Killed To End Patient's Agony The physician who admitted h« deliberately caused the death of a patient mortally ill of cancer has chosen a reckless method of defending! the principle of euthanasia. Euthanasia, a death caused to end incurable suffering, may be a merciful act in individual cases— but if the practice were condoned generally, it would open the door to revolting abuses. Without the sanction of democratic principles, who would decide what persons may live and who must die? When one man kills another human being outside the law, his success might rupture a legal principle which, applied generally, is for the good of the majority of citizens. The traditions and laws of a civilized state may »eem to work hardships in individual cases (and there is evidence that this is true) but in the greater sense of justice to all mankind, "Thou shall not kill" is a commandment that still means immutably exactly what it says, and five billion imps of Beelzebub cannot change its negative. In Hitler's Germany, for example, who was the judge of whether a person should live or die under the Nazis' one-time practice of eliminating those who were judged biologically unfit to live? Now we have cited our arguments against euthanasia. We must sec how they apply to the specific case of Dr. Herman N. Sander of Manchester, N. H., the popular country physician who made it a matter of record that he caused Mrs. Abbic Borrow, 59, to die. There is little doubt that his motive was anything but intelligent mercy. He had the courage to make his act a matter of record at the hospital, where it was subsequently reported to authorities. We may find it easy to cite the law—the great law of the land, written so neatly for us in our books —at an indictment against this physician but—anil .you may ask J*urself this question—would you have had the nerve to do the same thing? Would you have exposed yourself to a first degree murder charge, with iti penalty of death by hanging or life imprisonment if convicted? Dr. Sander is obviously a man above the average in intelligence. If he weren't, he could not have become a physician. His action then comes more under the heading of recklessness than stupidity. He was not one to depend, sheeplike, on the easy stereotyped rules of mankind to arrive at a decision. He cjioje to stand* alone with the unsanctioned principle to defend him. Though we may sympathize with the man who acted in his medical capacity to end the suffering of s patient, snd though we recognize his courage and intelligence, it should still be the duty of the law to prosecute the case—for only in a court of law can the issue be decided. ' Dr. Sander, nor any other physician, has the right to expect an implied approval to take other lives that, too, may be best ended in their,judgment. g The jury to hear Dr. Sander's case will ponder a grave problem, for they may know there are other Dr. Sanders who have similar views in secret, We Move With'Safely And Promptness Alton's local transportation system, the bus line, might be expected to fail to give complete satisfaction when the ground is ice-covered, as it was this morning. But one with a fairly good memory can recall how inferior was the transportation service rendered in the days of the trolley cars, especially at timci when the trolley wires would be slcct-cov- ered and the rails would be deep sheathed in ice. Reports from St. Louis give information of the near- failure of the electric cars, while gasoline-driven motors gave high-grade .service. It is recalled that, when the idea was first made public that there would be buses on Alton streets to replace the bankrupt trolley system, dire forebodings of disappointments to come were uttered. It wai predicted that the buses would not be able to travel safely up and down Alton's hills, but the truth is that buses are safer, if there is any difference, than the old trolley csrs were. The motor cars were running yesterday with much more fidelity to the time table than the trolley cars ever did. There is no one on the Telegraph who owns a cent of interest in tHe busline and so it is fit and proper for it to be laid here that Alton it really fortunate in having the kind of bus line we have for city transportation service. We Nay Have a New U«e for Corn The common field corn, which contributes so much to suitaining the human body, making both bread snd meat snd many another good thing to uphold our bodily strength, may soon be serving as a source of supply for a much-needed chemical to minister to making nun more comfortable, Instead of making to much corn syrup, or glucote, which helpf make pancakes and other food delectable, glu- curonic acid will be extracted from the corn tyrup in the hope of use in the cure of arthritis, iciatict and Other aching paim which make man miserable. A corps of research chemists haw been working on this glucuronic acid and getting tome very tat- Ufactory results, It U not a die of one hundred Percent cures, but the absolute cures and marked improvement of other cssei give great hope. If the discovery turns out to be oil that it hoped for it would bf With cheaper thin cortisone, a rcccncly-acclaim- ad cure for arthritis, but which is very scarce snd very expensive. ilflicsjronic scid would COM sbout |t • ff»a | tht tlfO « gram said to be UM inn pas- i Jftol tot UM hormone v | ' • 25 Years Ago January 5, 1925 Mr. and Mrs. William Netzhammer of West Bluff street were the parents of a daughter, their third child, born .Tan. 4. Mr. and Mrs, Leo Frasler were the parents of an ftV t -pound daughter born Dec. 22. Mrs. Frasler was before her marriage Miss Fay Robinson. Miss Margaret Hummert of 605 Central avenue had returned from Kvansvllle, Intl., where she had been the guest of friends over the holidays. Miss Hacel Rice had resumed her studies at Mil* liken University, Decatur, after spending the holidays with her mother, Mrs. Mary Rice, of Pearl street, Margaret DeBaun of Jerseyville had been a guest of Miss Charlotte Prltchctt, who resided at the V.W.C.A. Mrs. Minor Watson of New Vork had arrived in Alton and was a guest of her mother, Mrs. George R. Hewitt. Mitt Virginia Hayes and Miss Alonza Banta had resumed their studies nt. the University of Illinois after spending the holidays In Alton. Mr, and Mrs. MacWherter and son had returned home after visiting friends and relatives at Decatur dutlng the holidays. MacWherter was director of physical education in the public schools of Alton. Miss Loulso Gouldlng, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. GoulriinR of Euclid place, was hostess to a luncheon. Covers had been arranged for IB guests and followlns luncheon, bridge was ployed. Miss Frances Eberloln, Miss Josephine Curdle, Miss Helen Curdle and fllss Jane JVyckoff excelled and were awarded prizes. Mrs. W. M. Gent entertained in honor of her daughter. Sheila Marie, who was celebrating her ninth birthday. Guests Included Delores Sneeringer, Virginia Motherway, Helen Manlon, Jeanette Ryan, .Tane Roloff, Martha Ryan, Marcel Roloff and Charlotte Canncll. Mrs. Eugene Schippert of Alby street had submitted to major surgery at St. Joseph's Hospital. Fred Slglock of 1245 Hayden had undergone gur gery at St. Joseph's Hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Starkey of Whitelaw ave nue, Wood River, entertained with a luncheon for Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Starkey, who had been mar rled New Year's day. Miss Dorothy McNally of Wood River had returned home from a visit with relatives In St. Louis. Mrs. F. Hendrickson and children, Geraldlne and Junior, of Wood River, had returned home after a visit with Mr. and Mrs. O. F. Davidson of Dow. Judge Allan M. Slaten of Jersey County, who was .the county's oldest, jurist, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George H. Senior, with whom he lad made his home for many years. Miss Luella Smith was visiting her cousin, Miss Verna Noble, at Jerseyville. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence D. Noble and daughter, June, of Wood River, spent several days with Noble's mother, Mrs. Ida Noble. The Illinois river was blocked with ice at Hardin. On New Year's day, teams crossed the Ice with loads of freight and produce. It was the first time in several years that the Ice at that point .had frozen solid enough to support teams and automobiles. 5O Years Ago January 5, 1900 The commission named to bring about municipal ownership of the waterworks here "stood on its dig^" when It met to consider a letter from C. H. Venner, president of Boston Water A Light Co., with regard to an appraisal to set a value on the water system. Taking offense at Venner's request of proof the city could legally issue enough bonds to take over the waterworks, the commission decided It was none of the Boston Co.'s business how Alton raised the purchase fund. On the commission were Mayor Young, Wlllinm Eliot Smith, H. G. 'McPlke, Lucas Pfclffenbefgcr, and Aldermen Yager, Daniels, and Davis. Its announced decision was that Alton should buy the existing plant, if feasible; but otherwise should start a plant of its own. President Porter of the electric light company said differences between the company and the Village Board of Upper Alton would be adjusted by {ranting Ihc village five more lights claimed due I under the lighting franchise. The board had held up payment of the light: bill for two months, con- ending the contract provisions were unfulfilled. Altonlnns were promised a "biscuit war." Dozier Bakery Co. of St. Louis, said to be a member of the bakery trust, had rented space at 132 West Second from C. F, Ynckel In which to establish a local branch. It was known to be fighting a Peorla bakery that had cut Into its business in this area, and reports were current that its plan for a counterattack Included slashing prices. Warren Crews, harbormaster, had bought a steam launch which was offered at $'150, after being caught in tho loo at Graf ton. The launch originally had cost $5000. Crews decided to take a chance that tho boat would come out of the Ice jam without material damage. George S. Morrison, the engineer who designed and built the bridges across the Mississippi here and across the Missouri at Beliefontaine, was one of • commission of six engineers named by President McKlnley to investigate advisability of constructing the proposed Nicaragua canal, Alton Turnverein elected Fred Hoefert president. As Its other officers it nameg Fred Nicolet, Otto Cossrau, Henry Lutz, Herman Luer, A. Flnke, R. Gossrau, August Luer, Will Schmoeller, and Carl Yeakel. A. P. Herron and Mrs. Sophia Demuth served as Installing officers when new officers of the G.A.R. and the W.R.C. took their stations at a joint Installation. George Johnson and the Rev. H. M. Chlttenden spoke. James Pack was the new post commander, and Miss L. Hamilton, new president of the auxiliary body. C. A. Caldwcll, Robert M, Forbes, and George T, Davis were circled trustees of First Baptist con- gnllon. H. M. Carr was named church treasurer; George Emery, clerk; and Charles SteUel, benevolence treasurer. J, H. Mawdsley, an expert carpenter, completed new oaken doors for St. Paul's Episcopal Church. They had been fabricated at Gratlan organ factory, and were valued at 1225. Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Bright of East Alton mourned death of their Infant child. R. W. Stanton arrived home, improved In health, after a stay in Taney County, Mo. Sheriff Kuhn had suffered a rolap&c In health, and was confined to his home in Edwards. The Democratic Parly is not only willing, but anxious, to meet Its opponents on this field of political battle. We are proud of our record and jnake no apology for it.—Vice-President Alben Barkley, on party program. Talk will not make me • candidate. — Cm Pwlght Elsenhower, China Poses A Diplomatic Puzzle to U. S* WASHINGTON, .tan. 9.—The old, old conflict between theory and realism which has cropped up every time the United Stttei has been confronted with the recognition of a de facto regime In any country U bothering America now with respect to the Communist government in China. Many tlmei during the last halt* century the United . States hM sought to withhold or extend recognition of * new government as a means of utilizing moral support to accomplish a diplomatic pur pose. But, while there have been Instances in which the United States has Influenced the course,.of gov< crnments in other countries so M to cause them to respect the lives and property of Americans, there have been many more Instances In which, by withholding recognition the situation has been aggravated and serious complications, going almost to the point of war, have been encountered. The old rule of international law was to extend recognition de facto—that is, to recognize as a realistic fnct that some group or faction had obtained military su- prtfmacy. The de facto recogni tlon was a sort, of preliminary step and; while as a rule diplomatic relations were established, there was always the precautionary policy of withholding de jure —or legal—recognition until such time ns the new government, by a national election or some other popular expression, showed that it was conforming to the national will. Our recognition experience has been fraught with a good deal of inconsistency and, one might say, contradiction. For again and again the United States government has extended full recognition In various parts of the globe to governments which had de facto authority but which by no stretch of the imagination could qualify for de jure or legal recognition by any International standard ever devised. Thus 'the recognition extended to the Soviet government, back in the '30's by the Roosevelt administration did take into account the fact that the Soviets had actual authority over the country but ignored the means by which it had been attained and the dictatorship by which it was being maintained. The United States has recognized —and does not withdraw recognition from—the Peron government in Argentina, though the latter is denying freedom of the press and is a form of dictatorship scarcely less palatable than that in other parts of the globe. The problem of recognitions therefore, has become a practical matter for diplomacy. If It accords with an over-all International policy to extend recognition, the rules and, standards which previous theory may have proclaimed are deliberately ignored. If some military or other purpose can be achieved by withholding recognition, there is a natural basis for such a policy. But the nation which pursues it does so usually with Its eyes wide open to possible involvements that come with reprisals against its nationals. The United States has no choice but to recognize the Communists in China if the Truman policies are to be logically followed. Thus, when the navy was scuttled, the means of securing respect for America's military power in the Far East was scuttled also. Intercontinental bombing by the air force has been sold as a way to keep peace and cause other nations to respect us. But the intercontinental bombing cannot blockade ports or deal with mine- laid blockades that Interrupt shipping. The reasons that now dictate recognition of Communist China and a desertion of the Chiang Kai-shek government arc the same reasons that the isolationists always used in urging that America not become involved in Europe. In time, as armament becomes expensive, the tendency is to pull out of world dilemmas one by one and let nations with internal dilemmas of Ideology stew In their own juice. The Truman administrat ion would indignantly deny It but the course It is pursuing by curtailing the one international force that has been used for centuries to command respect overseas means that we could make only a token demonstration in the Far Pacific. It has already meant u withdrawal from the Medlterra- SMto 'The boss just presented mo with this new cure for colds! Could that be a gentle hint—ho more diys off?" Pearson's Merry-Go-Round Christmas Story 9 WASHINGTON, Jan. 5.—The world has read a lot of great Christmas stories, from Dickens' Christmas Carol to Heywood Broun's famous column, but this year we have a Christmas Story of doing which ranks with any of them. It's the story of veterans who have fought our wars, led by the American Legion, who don't want to fight any more wars and do want to build up friendship abroad. Recognizing that wars have come in cycles of about every 20 years, they have gone out to woo Europe's children of today—who can be our best friends or the enemy soldiers of tomorrow. That's one factor behind the Tide of Toys" campaign, by which American children who can spare an extra toy immediately after Christmas are urged to send It, via the American Legion, to less fortunate children in Europe. A sense of international responsibility and determination to play a part In world diplomacy Is growing in the Legion today. And that is one reason why legionnaires, at this, the busiest time of the year, have been cutting short their holidays to promote what amounts to a friendship train of toys to Europe. The Tide Flows Here is how legionnaires and the public all over the country are putting across the tide of toys: Gen. Lucius Clay's home town, Marietta, Ga., was one of the first to respond, through Commander John Roy, with a pledge of one box-car of toys. . . Emperor Hirohito's white horse Is being used to collect toys at Nashville, where an admission fee of one toy is being charged to get in to see the famous steed. . . Harry Warner of Warner Brothers, who headed the Friendship train committee, produced a newsreel telling the story of the "Tide of Toys.". . . Thirty Iowa cities responded immediately to the Legion's call, with Des Moines printing special greeting cards for American children to send to European children. . . Mayor Mike Di Salle of Toledo, recently returned from Europe, proclaimed "Tide of Toys" week, while Chairman Frazler Reams arranged for the schools to be open even during the Christmas holidays, to receive toys. nean. Hence, It may be anticipated that a policy of accommodating America to Asiatic Communism will lead inevitably to a policy of placating European Communism centered in Moscow. Thus, if a "cold war" in the Far East is illogical, so Is a "cold war" in Europe. What Is being demonstrated perhaps is that our expenditure of $15 billion or more a year on armament isn't scaring anybody or diminishing i>y a square mile the great trouble areas of the world. ,Kor Is it introducing any moral force or improved diplomacy In a world of perennial friction. (Reproduction aithu Teonervllle Folk* Fe* ANON* AUNT Eppie Hcxw's PMCHCAI. XHA» 6iPT» In Poughkeepsle, N. Y., the legion used the French mercl train "40 and 8" boxcar, sent to New York by the people of France, to collect toys. Poughkeepsie legionnaires have already adopted the town of St. Lo, France, and all toys collected In the Poughkeepsle area will go to St. Lo ... Special proclamations were issued by Govs. Bowles of Connecticut, McMath of Arkansas, Browning of Tennessee, Tuck of Virginia, urging support for the tide of toys ... In Los Angeles, Mayor Fletcher Bowron has decreed this week as "Tide of Toys" week, and Chairman Louis Goff of the Los Angeles area has fixed California's goal as. "a million toys for a million boys." Largest Legion post in the world Is Omaha's No. 1, with 16,000 members. But Denver's post No. 1, with 10,400 members and second largest in the world, proclaims it will outcollect Omaha ... In Merlon, Pa., editor Harold Keating is publishing in his Main Line Times the name of each boy and girl who sends a toy to the children of Europe . . . Wheeling, W. Va., Post No. 1, oldest in the United States, got its drive started so early that even on Christmas morning youngsters set aside a toy from under their Christmas trees ... In Nashville, Post No. 5 is sending toys to St. Mary's orphanage and the Protestant orphanage for the children to attach notes to and then be forwarded on to Europe . . . Letters attached to toys can help to start a chain of friendship letters across the Atlantic. Connecticut Battleground Most significant political battle of 1950 will be fought in Connecticut where the Republicans are li, - ing up a glamor team to oppose equally glamorous Democratic- stars. On the Republican side, Claire Boothe Luce, blonde authoress, ex- congresswoman, and wife of the Time-Life publisher, is being groomed to run for the Senate against Brien McMahon, who has done a notable Job as chairman of the Senate atomic energy committee. Mrs. Luce was an A-l congresswoman. In Connecticut's second senatorial election, Congressman John Lodge, brother of Massachusetts' Henry Cabot Lodge, will probably run against newly appointed Democratic Senator Bill Benton, advertising executive and former assistant secretary of state in charge of Voice of America. And for governor, the Republicans are grooming the ex-mayor of Hartford, William Mortensen, a popular vote getter, to run against Democratic Gov. Chester Bowles, former head of OPA and a Democratic possibility for president or vice-president. Two motives are behind Republican determination to make Connecticut a testing ground in 1950. One is that they want to knock off the ex-OFA chief, who has proved to be right about price control. The GOP doesn't want the ghost of high prices, led by Bowles, haunting them in 1952. Second, whoever wins Connecticut in 1950, with the governor elected for four years for the first time instead of two, will probably control the state for some time to come. Merry-Qo-Roiiad When Sherman Minton was a law student, one of his teachers was ex-President William Howard Taft, arid after a heated discussion with Minton, Taft remarked: "Well, that's the law and the only way you will be able to change it 1s to get on the Supreme Court." Minton is now there . . . The Supreme Court has before it five cases involving the right to picket, of which perhaps the most Important is that of John Hughes and Louis Richardson vs. the State of CulUornia. Hughes and Richardson picketed one of the Lucky stores in Richmond, in an attempt to Induce them to hire Negro employes in proportion to the number of Negroes patronising the store. The" Supreme Court of California Issued an injunction banning this picketing ... To get the proper background on picketing, the nine old men have gone back through medieval dictionaries lo trace its history . . . Here is an indication of how concerned the American people are with peace: After Leon Pearson had Quaker leader Clarence Plckett as guest of Ids tele- Robert S. Want Franco OK'd WASHINGTON, Jan. 5.—Senate foreign •«»»« >«•*«» *?£3Z? two blunt warning* on the admin- istratlon; 1. That Marthill Plan and other reitn aid appropriations win DC id'up until fo$'P\°r Dlcto £ ttnni Mr* resumed with Dictator F«Sco Snd he is given financial assistance. 3. That retaliatory action will be taken against Britain U the Hong- kong Supreme Court turns over to The Communists 73 commercial planes claimed by two «™pa.nles headed by Ma}, oen. Claire Chennault. President Truman •«? Sec"*"*, of State Acheson are still opposed to lowering the bars to Franco. But congressional pressure, both Democratic and Republican, Is powerful and insistent. This is 1-rUcuIarly true in the Senate, which holds the whip-hand on appropriations. The southern cotton bloc, which Includes some of the administration's strongest foreign policy supporters, is determined on the Franco issue. Leaders of the group tried to put through a big loan for him last year to buy cotton. Similarly Republicans, such as Senator AT- thur Vandenberg, on whom the administration depends for foreign policy backing, ane echoing the Franco clamor. This bl-partisan pressure is so potent that, privately, State Department chiefs consider concessions to Franco as Inevitable. Hongkong Dilemma The Hongkong court Is expected to rule on the ownership of the 73 planes in a few days. Reason is the latest Inside word from London that Britain will recognize the Chinese Communists by Jan. 10. Foreign Minister Ernest Bevin went to Ceylon to. confer with officials of the British Commonwealths on the question. According to diplomatic cables, they favor recognition. The beleaguered planes are grounded at the Kawei airdrome in Hongkons. Consisting of DC-4's and Convairs, they are part of a fleet of 84 that was virtually an out-and-out U. S. gift to the Nationalists. Early in December, 11 of the planes were flown into Communist territory by turncoat employes of the China National Aviation Corp. and China Air Transport Service. Chennault heads both companies. This desertion precipitated a muddled legal battle, of which the Hongkong court is the center. Chennault demanded, and obtained, an injunction grounding the remaining 73 planes. Then he revoked their Chinese registration I and transferred It to a hastily-or! Sanized Delaware-chartered firm, Civil Air Transport, Inc. U. S. flags have since been painted on the planes. Also, Maj. Gen. William J>: Donovan, war-time OSS commander, flew to Hongkong as attorney for Chennault. Donovan, with extensive British ties, has been waging Chennault's legal battle before the Crown Colony court. The Communists countered with an injunction of their own. They blocked removal of the planes to Formosa on the ground that a large sum in severance pay was due. - . ,„,.,„ That is the legal knot the Hong* kens court must unravel. The powerful bi-partisan Senate bloc has served notice that if the planes are turned over to the Communists, reprisals will be taken against Britain. They are threatening to demand cancellation of several million dollars' worth of airplane parts the British are obtaining under the Marshall plan. Members of the bloc are Senators Tom Connally (D., Tex.), chairman of the foreign relations committee: William Knowland (R Calif.); Allen Ellender <D.. La) : H. Alexanrie- Smith (R., N. J) and Hompr Ferguson (R.. Mich.). Know'and, ^mith and Ferguson visited thp Far Kast recently and are highlv critfoni of British plans to recognize trip Communists. They also strongl" favor giving Franco a big loan and full diplomatic recognition. Hot Horn One of the finest items In the magnificent Austrian art collec- vislon broadcast, he got almost as many requests for the Quaker booklet on U. S.—U. S. S. R. relations as another TV show, "Who Said That?" which staged a contest for a free TV set ... Tom Morgan, able head of Sperry Gyroscope, was sounded out on taking David Llltenthal's place as chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission. He wasn't interested. (Copyright, 1850. by Bill Syndicate. Inc.) tlon at the National Gallery is 8 large medieval hunting horn carved out of Ivory. When the priceless exhibit Wai being unpacked, MeOlII James, assistant museum director, couldn't resist the urge to blow the horn. Th« loud blast' reverberated through the chambers. Shortly thereafter, he was can. ed to the telephone and a voi c » said, "Mr. James, this Is the NR. tlonal Zoo In Hock Creek Park Your horn blowing Is raising havoc with our female elks. We must ask you to desist, or we will have to hold you responsible for the consequences to their temperament." Later, James learned that a col. league was the telephoning wag. Glad Tidings Experts of the Bureau of Labor Statistics are predicting that 1950 will establish a new record in housing construction. They place this year's total at 1,020,000 units, as against last year's 930,000 and the previous high of 937,000 in 1925. Federal Housing Commis- sloner Franklin Richards agreei with the experts, "I firmly believ« 1950 will shatter all previous re. cords." Labor Secretary Maurice Tobin says unemployment will not reach the 4,100,000 peak hit in July last year. According to his long-rang« estimates, unemployment will not exceed 3,500,000 at any time dur. Ing the next 12 months. The Department of Agriculture will feed more than 1,250,000,000 meals to school children through. out the country, an Increase of 120,000,000 meals over last. year. The program will cover more tlian 14,000,000 school children, an in. crease of five percent. For the program, the Commodity Credit Corp. will make available mort than $50,000,000 worth of fruHt, fats, vegetables and meat, an in. crease of $15,000,000 over last year. The Bureau of Agriculture 'Economics is crystal-balling-farm in. come this year at $24,700,000,000. This compares with $27,700,000,000 in 1949, and the record of $30,. 500,000,000 in 1948. On the Fence ' Justice Department chiefs art undecided whether to prosecute Representative Alvin O'Konskl (R., Wis.) on charges of fraud on his congressional payroll. Ths criminal division has completed a long investigation of the case, and recommended prosecution. But higher-ups ^are doubtful about going into, court. The charges involve O'Konski's purchase of s weekly newspaper from ' Martin Vickers, and allegedly putting him on the congressional payroll in payment. O'Konskl claim Vickeri was a legitimate congressional em- ploye. Capital Capsule* Welburn Mkycock, former Democratic general counsel,. who hai announced as a candidate against James Roosevelt for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination in California, is a leading foe of fedora! ,ownersJMn,j,of tideland r oi}._ .A close friend orr6ii-millionaire''Ed;'Pauley, Maycock argued California's unsuccessful case before, the Supremt Court to obtain these oil resources. ....Former Representative J. Parnell Thomas (R., N. J.), .serving time from fraud, sent Christmai cards to a number of persons in Washington. The cards did not bear the postmark of the Federal prison in Danbury, Conn., where he is incarcerated. They wert mailed from Washington.... Behind Representative Joe Martin'i demand for a cut in excise taxei are two North Attleboro, Mass., neighbors and supporters. They are Al Reilly, and ' his son William, who head the Evans Cas« Co., jewelry manufacturers. Th« Relllys are also highly critical of Gen. MacArthur for allowing th« Japs to send large quantities o( low-priced competitive goods to the U. S It isn't often that a congressional committee lauds a government agency, but that it what the House executive expenditures committee did regarding ths general accounting office, headed by Comptroller-General Lindsay Warren. He and his agency ar« highly praised in a report by com- mitee chairman William L. Daw. son (D., III.). Re is the first Negro to head a congressional com* mittee. Warran is a North Carolinian. 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