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f»A01 FOUR ALTON IVttNtNQ TELEGRAPH MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 1950 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH fttMUhM fty Alton feieitaph Prlnttni CompWtf l>. § COUSLEt, ManaHni E4ttor. PuMtthetf daily except Sunday: •ubscrtptkNt prtet fte WMkly by currier: by msll, $6.00 « ••" 100 miles; $9.00 beyond 100 mile* tfitered M t*»nd-el«ss matter at the pottofflce, M Alton, III., Act of Congress, March S, 1 MKMBCft OF Flit ASSOCIATED TM AnodctM Prtti la MtltM «elu«l»ti> «e for remibliMUOB ol •!! tl* ioe«i n»wi M w»n M til (^i «**• were Local Advertl«lni - n»le» infl contract »^ a ciw r Ai!A re <&'»& ^^.£3riWSf W»«t Hollldt* Co. H«w Vork CTItMO PMM"- The Truman Folly An Nation Shiver* The whole nation has been held in the grip of * cold wave together with » rebellion of coal miners against law and authority of the land. We cannot do a thine, about the cold wave, but we do have adequate 'laws to handle the guilty men who, thinking of self-interest only, arc endangering health of the people in depriving them of needed fuel. If there •'c any good reason behind the refusal of the Tru..._n administration to take action it clearly and plainly has the unused power to take, we might hold our patience. But inasmuch as the Truman administration is doing nothing else than trying to curry favor with organized labor by refusing to make use of the Taft-Hartley law, the entire country, including the file of organized labor, should be expressing its indignation. It is something for labor Isadcrs to inveigh against the Taft-Hartley law as the "slave labor" law. In no respects has it ever been shown to be a promoter of "slave labor," but the labor politicians keep talking about the law in such terms. The do-nothing Truman administration pretends to believe that it is showing what a friend to union labor it is in refusing to invoke the Taft-Hartley law to end the long scries of interruptions in coal production. Simply because Mr. Truman finds it politically expedient to let the miners of coal carry on as they are doing and causing the whole public to suffer, the production of fuel for industrial, transportation and domestic uses is being kept far below requirements at a time when weather conditions arc bad. The Taft-Hartley law is the law of the land. It was framed to prevent just such a dictatorial exhibition as is being shown in cutting short the coal supply. Mr. Truman has no reason whatever to refuse to enforce one law and enforce others. It is the worst kind of discrimination when he elects to pick and choose which laws he is to enforce according to whether or not he and some of his supporters like the law, or dislike it. Men and women who may have listened to the fierce abuse of the Taft-Hartley law, and may have believed the abuse was true, can hardly console themselves in their la*ck of fuel to heat their homes, and think that it is all right to be cold since to get warm jpne must ask for help from the Taft-Hartley law. Neither is Harry Truman going to get high praise for letting John Lewis put the whole country to • such inconvenience as he is doing, just because he does not % like the way his weapon of correction, the Taft-Hartley law, is worded. We do face, and have faced, a national emerg- •ncy for a long time due to Harry Truman's trifling over his dislike for enforcing the law that is at hand. Maybe he later won't get such unmixed support from the labor unions as he got the last time. Their memories may reach back and recall the days when they were cold because Harry was playing politics and not using a good whip he has in his hand to make John Lcwit tell his miners to dig coal, and stop their folly. , We Need Life Assurnncte More Than Health Insurance The Davenport, la., hospital fire, following by slightly more than a year an even worse one at Effingham, III., underlines the necessity for some kind of drastic action by both state and national governments to prevent such catastrophes. Congress, the American Medical Association, and President Truman should cast aside their demands and counter-demands over a program that would make more hospitals necessary—the so-called Health Insurance program. They and the country should join forces in another great and even worse-needed program—an all- out campaign to modernize and fireproof our existing hospitals. Not a further word should be thrown into debate; not a cent should be spent on ilie Health In- turance program, however conceived by whom, until we eliminate the scandal of our hospitals-turned- torchei. That would be better than health insurance. It would be life assurance. 25 Vears Ago January 9, 1925 Wilbur T. Norton, 81, who had been postmaster of Alton for three terms, a member of the Alton board of education, and for many years editor or owner of the Alton Evening Telegraph, died Jan. 8, at his home, 1023 George street. His death came two weeks to the day after the death of his only brother, Edward R. Norton, at Nashville, Tenn. Death was due to a stroke. He had been born In Alton, Sept. 10, 1844. After leaving college, he became connected with the Alton Telegraph. In 1890 he severed his connections with the Telegraph and became postmaster. He served In that capacity for four years, and then took over the editorship of the Alton Republican In 1894 and he was made postmaster again in 1896. He'was survived by his wife; a daughter, Miss Isabel, and two sons, Augustus T. and Fred P. Norton. Diplomas had been voted 41 students _of Alton High School by the Board of Education. Those who were to graduate Jan. 21, were: Jacque N. Ashlock, Zlzle Augustus, Fern Bailey, Harriet Mae Black, Reginald Belden Boyd, Harold C. Bug, Everett C. Cooke, George W. Cook, William Henry Dennison, M. Armour Faris, Inez Viola Fcssler, Mehnart Adel- t>ert Flanders, Franklin Monroe Frazier, Helen Mildred Frenz, Helen Furlong, Lillian B. Grlgsby, Mildred Elizabeth Hancock, Paul A. Hancock, William Thomas Harlow, Beulah F. Harris, Florence Ellen Howard, Laura M. Jenkins, Helen M. Jungk, John Murray Knight, Helen Louise Koch, Esther Kolk, William Clayton Krug, Thelma Miller, Byum De- Lafayette Nicholas, jr., Melba B. Owsley, Erwln H. Quicker!, William H. Raith, Alvcrna Mae Rausch, Anne Rutherford Russell, Allan Scovell, Dorothy Elizabeth Seihold, Lois A. Stevenson, Rose Mary Wllloughby, Frank Ashwcll' Worden, Frederick J. Worden and Curtis J. Bowers. Mrs, William Halton of Wood River entertained In honor of her daughter, Lucille, who was to celebrate her eleventh birthday. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Kekich of Twelfth street announced the engagement of their daughter, Mary, to James Poulos of Wood River, at a par. t.y given at their home. The young couple had not announced a date for the wedding. Thomas J, Gavin, 55, died at the family home, 200 Hamilton street, less than 24 hours after he had been stricken with paralysis. He was survived by his wife, Ellabeth Swortz Gavin; five children, Catherine, Thomas, jr., Henry, Elizabeth and Virginia; a sister, Mrs. F. P. Zimmerman of Alton, and two jrothers, Edward, of Alton, and John, of Graf ton. David Ohley, 2 V* -year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Waller Ohley, underwent surgery at St. Joseph's Hospital. The lad was the grandson of Mrs. Margaret Flenry of Belle street. Miss Pauline Schmidt entertained the Rohomas at her home on Union street. Bridge \vas played and prizes were given to Miss Emma Martin and Miss Rose Cichlar. The group was invited to meet .vith Miss Lela Bennes for their next meeting. Mrs. Dennison D. Foster of Henry street enter- ,ained»with a luncheon honoring Miss Evelyn Rose of Chicago. Covers were arranged for five guests. Miss Helen Wunderlich had entertained in honor of Miss Helen Jun, who was to leave soon for Kansas City, where she was to rejoin the Lott and Company, for whom she had been pianist. Five hundred was played and Dan Tlerney and Miss Rosalie Roller excelled and were awarded prizes. Tommy May, 3, son of Mr. and Mrs. William May of Madison avenue, had been hurt by a truck. The little fellow's left foot had been badly bruised, but no other injuries were received. AMB wera T* The death of a St. Joseph, Mo., woman disclosed that for several years she h.ui received $0 cents a day in old-age pension, and spent 10 cents for lunch meat for herself and 40 cents for fresh meat for her five cats. Anyway, the money didn't go to the dogs, Weather Pressure On City Finances The deep slici cindering of city streets has taken into the streets fund of the city, plus the even heavier bite expected to result from heavy rain damage, must give the public and municipal officials pause. The streets department warns that, in particular, itrcet repairs can be expected to grow heavier in cost along our paved streets. So can sewer maiiuainance, which it c lovely allied. The whole situation underlines a need for the city lo find wine relief from the tremendous burden of oiling unpzvcd itrccts year after year. Property owners who lived on paved streets at OM time or another have paid good money for that paving, It ii unfair to them to have their streets neglected while the city is being sponged upon by property owners who haven't paved their mettt. Soon, however, the situation will go beyond the State where it U a question of fairness or unfairness. U we sr« to have enough funds to maintain our paved streets and wwcrs at all, the city must be re- /rom the oiling expense. city council facet s knotty problem and a rtjponu'bility h«r«, finer local improvement (and Alton is not unique in this respect) are ill poor demand, (t might be necessary for resident* |t| dsWW u»p»ved nreeti to find ways of contracting Iff lb*ir improvcioMI. It any «vcn PS twc- 5O Years Ago January 9, 1900 Lowell School heating plant was undergoing a final test, but school authorities said It had been found advisable to defer occupancy of the new build- Ing until Feb. 1. Meantime, heat would be maintained to thoroughly dry out the plaster. Bondholders, as predicted, h'ad purchased the C. P. & St. L. and the Bluff Line (kit the receiver's sale gor $2,500,000, and the consolidated lines now would be operated by Ihe newly-formed Chicago, Pcoria & St. Louis Railroad Co., which had authorized capital stock of $7,500,000; Directors elected Charles E. Klmball of Now York president and Ralph Blaisdell of Springfield, secretary. James Duncan of Alton was one of the incorporators. The steel structure of the new Bluff Line bridge at Lockhaven had been swung into place, and the 120-foot span was to be ready for use In a few days. Contractor Ryan began remodeling the old vinegar factory, which was to provide Ihe rond with a new freight house. On the Illinois Terminal, Installation of a safety- stop device at the crossing over the C. & A. and Big Four had been completed, and Manager H. H. Ferguson invited the State Railroad & Warehouse commission to make a formal test about Feb. 1. The device WHS designed to set airbrakes automatically on I. T. t ruins if trains should be approaching on either of the linos to be crossed. Beall Bros, put on a night crew to speed the work of transferring its equipment from the fire-damuged site on Hello to the new one at Fourth and Plusa. Challacombe & Kennedy began work on a hotel : )lumbing contract In Granite City.' North Alton Paving, Building & Fire Brick Co. re-elected Edward Rodgers, William Eliot Smith, E. C. Lemen, Qelser Schlcss, and Henry Rodgers as directors, and the directors named Edward Rodgers president and Eben Rodgors, secretary. A dividend o£ six percent was declared. Directors of Citizens National Bunk ; were re-elected. They were George M. Levls, B. Schless, J. H. Raible, L. Pfelffenberger, J. F. Mc-Gln- nls, Dr. G. Taphorn, and August Schlufly. Members of tho Ministerial Association, and their wives, were entertained by the Rev. and Mrs. J. A. Large of Upper Alton. Mrs. M. W. Twlng and Mrs. J. W. Falrbank of Godfrey read papers on church topics. Julius Frltchio of Sullnu hud been called to Brighton by Illness of his mother, .lames Callahan, who had edited the Free Lance in Alton, and Independent In Upper Alton, was to start a new newspaper In Decttlur, where he had been employed in newspaper work. Alton Trades & Labor Assembly hod Kt'cured adoption by the county board that all county printing in future be Un to home printers. Sisters of Charity petitioned the City Council through Mayor Young to provide some city financial support for St. Joseph's Hospital. Since the hospital had been established, It was pointed out, city patients had been cared for without compensation, and, for county patients, tho Institution was allowed only 40 cents a day. The hospital, it was said, was operating at a loss so great that Its existence was threatened. When a shipment of oil arrived at tho Standard Oil depot In Yager Park, Supt. Wheeler notified both the newly-appointed city inspector, M. Mahoney, and the county Inspector, G. F. Crowe. Both responded, but Mahonoy arrived first and put hit o. k. on the oil consignment. eitary for the Illinois General Assembly to ciwct new itatutt* to relieve the »ituition.., — * • Mall iMtrirtea te" MMkM !nr*r* nMM0H Bureau, tteeMM Service, 91A Eye St. N. R. WuMnirtoft, D. C. Bnclrnw S emto for return postage. Q. If R slate (Montana for example) has more mileage from east to west than It hai from north to south, isn't It then eonsld* ered v'der than it is long, according to longitude and latitude? C. D. M. A. The U. S. Geological Survey s»ys that by definition, the length of any object Is the measurement of its longest or longer dlrhenslon. Thus, a person driving east or west across Montana would be traversing the length of the state. However, in map parlance, when referring to a map which has north at the top, it is quite common to call the east-west dimension the "width." Q. When was a tax on clgarets first levied? J. H. A. The first clgaret tax was levied by the Federal Government on June 30, 1864, but the system of placing stamps on each package was not inaugurated until the Act of July 20, 1868. The first state lax on cigarets was levied by Iowa under a law of April 11, 1921, effective July 4, 1921. Q. Why do hunters wear red coats? R. R. A. In England, red Is the color of the royal livery. It Is believed (lint the color was adopted by huntsmen because fox-hunting was declared a royal sport by Henry II. Q. When air Is pumped Into the water of an aquarium does it give the fish needed oxygen? K. L. A. When air Is pumped Into the water of an aquarium the sur- fact water is kept In motion and thus absorbs more oxygen than a still surface does. An aquarium may be covered—not sealed—when an air pump system is used, with the result that the fish will receive the necessary oxygen. Q. How much greater were Federal Government expenditures than receipts during the last fiscal year? M. J. F. A. On July 1, 1949 the Secretary of the Treasury announced that expenditures of the United States Government exceeded receipts by $1,811,000,000 during the fiscal year ended June 30, 1949. This deficit takes into account expenditures of $3,000,000,000 which were charged against the Foreign Economic Cooperation Trust Fund. These expenditures referred to actual money expended during the fiscal year. Q. Is green easier on the eyes than other colors? V. W. A. Authorities are of the opinion that green is no easier on the eyes than grays or many other colors. However, colors have psychological powers and the attributes of green have largely arisen from its prominence in the natural landscape. Q. What. Is Ihe distance between Washington, D. C., and Independence, Mo.? J. A. J. A. By air the distance from Washington to Independence is approximately 959 miles. By railroad It is approximately 1,160 miles. Q. What does "bill of attainder" forbidden In Article I, Section 9 of the Constitution refer to? G. E. A. The U. S. Supreme Court has defined a bill of attainder as a legislative act which inflicts punishment without a judicial trial. A law (January 24, 1865) requiring that lawyers practicing in Federal courts swear that they had not borne arms voluntarily against the United States or accepted an office in the Confederacy was held by the Supreme Court to be a bill of attainder, because it imppsed a punishment for past acts not punishable at the time committed. Q. Can a moose defend itself against n wolf? R. T. M. A. According to "The Moose and Its Ecology" by Dr. N. W. Hosley a moose can ordinarily defend himself from wolves, but in deep snow with a crust on top, the moose, rwndcapped by his weight, may be killed. Q. Is there such an animal as marabou? C. A. R. A. it is a stork of the genus Leptoptilus, which Is remarkable for having the feathers of the unnl region lengthened so as to conceal the true tall feathers. These soft, elongated feathers are used as trimming. Side fibmeea COM. ttM IT MM MMNt, •» t. M. MO. U.» MT. OH. "Maybe I do need fine, healthful, outdoor exercise, as the folder said, but there must be some easier way to get it than trying to break both legs!" Pearson's Merry-Go-Round Plane of Future WASHINGTON, Jan. 9. — Their findings won't be published' for some time, but U. S. air experts have done some amazing research on the airplane of the future. As a result, they are definitely of the opinion that commercial airlines some day will fly at the speed of sound. However, it will probably be too expensive to fly commercial planes faster than sound, because of the high cost of refrigeration, air- conditioning and structural strength that must be built into planes traveling at supersonic speeds. The danger of air crashes will also be reduced to a minimum, the scientists say, by automatic aircraft control and radar-block traffic control. Military planes, on the 'other hand, will fly at unlimited speeds, powered by turbine-type engines using atomic energy as fuel, a cording to the experts. The fighters and bombers of the future will be controlled from the ground, and the pilot will go along just in case something goes wrong> They will fly at an altitude between 80,000 and 100,000 feet. And all this will happen, the scientists claim, within the lifetime of many of us. Furthermore, at the risk o£ being ridiculed, they pi edict that, sometime during the next 50 years, rockets will be able to travel from the earth to Mars. Biggest problem in Interplanet rocket travel is developing a fuel light enough to pack in a small space, yet powerful enough to break away from the pull of the earth's gravity. This will take an "escape speed" of 23,000 miles an hour. However, government scientists say they believe an atomic- fuel can be developed that will lift a rocket any size and propel it any distance. To leave the earth, an atomic- powered rocket would shoot to the earth's outer atmosphere and circle the earth at a "satellite speed" of 18,000 miles per hour. Then an extra burst of' 5000 miles per hour would be necessary to take off into space. The experts are convinced that, sometime before the end of this century, passengers will be able to make interplanetary trips with safety. Independent Congressman Congressman Usher Burdick, a big, shaggy bear of a man, has House leaders on the spot and crying for mercy. Burdick, a North Dakota rancher and ex-football great, wears a battered cowpoke's hat arjd is as independent as they come. Nominally he is a Republican, but he votes them as he sees them. Leaders on both sides of the aisle, however, would like him to forget resolution for an investigation of congressional payrolls. In the cloakroom arguments, Burdick says bluffly, "Out my way, the folks kept asking, 'What about them crooks in Congress? Is Drew Pearson the only one in Washing- toii worrying about them?' We'd Toouerville Folks By Fontaine better clean our house proper, If people are going to have any respect for Congress. We should be the first ones to put a stop, voluntarily, to kickbacks and payroll p&dding." Only In a Democracy President Truman gave House Republican Leader Joe Martin of Massachusetts a hearty handclasp before entering the House chamber to deliver his "State of the Union" message. "You're looking mighty good, Joe," beamed Truman. "How do you do it?" "Oh, that's because we Republicans don't have many responsibilities," replied Martin. The President was somewhat upset by GOP heckling during his references to the Republican 80th Congress. And when he retired to Speaker Rayburn's office following the speech, John McCormick of Massachusetts perked him up. "Just remember," he said, "that could happen only in a democratic country." Merry-Oo-Round Clark Clifford, the President's ablest brain truster, tells friends he may not be gone from government long . . . Tennessee's Senator Kenneth McKellar, the sometimes absentminded grandpa of-ihe Senate, showed up for the opening session 40 minutes early. Though he was the sole occupant of the chamber, he marched grandly down the aisle, took his seat, shuffled through papers, scribbled notes, snapped his fingers for imaginary page boys. Puzzled tourists in the spectators' gallery couldn't decide whether he was just rehearsing or absently thought the session had already started... Hard-boiled newsmen on Capitol Hill showed recently that they have hearts of gold underneath. They heard that AP Reporter Howard Dobson was desperately ill, that the Associated Press might reduce his salary because his sick. leave had run out. So they scraped up $1760 as a Christmas present for the Dobson family ... Iranian Ambassador Ala has been worried about the Shah's romances. The Shah was taken with-the ambassador's 20-year-old daughter, now a student at Bryn Mawr. The only trouble is that the daughter is already in love with an Iranian embassy attache and has no desire to be a queen. The Cold War The American and Canadian armies have agreed to set up two weather and radar stations on Ellsmere Island only 600 miles from the North Pole—to watch foi Russian planes . . . The U. S. A. has decided to help rebuild the French navy to combat the Russian submarine menace. Secretary of the Navy Matthews will soon transfer six fast destroyer escorts, to the French as part of the Allied antisubmarine campaign . . . Inside reason why Counselor George Kennan is going to Latin America s to look into the growth of Communism below the border. Secretary Achespn is alarmed over Communist Infiltration into maritime unions—which could cripple shipping in case of war . . . The U. S. army has warned the State Department against telling military secrets to the Iranian government. The army says it has reason to believe a high Iranian army officer is pro-Russian. Diplomatic Pouch The diplomatic grapevine from Moscow reports that Stalin has added two high-ranking Russian)) the Politboro—A. M. Suslov, a director of the Cominform and P. K. Pomarenko, the former premier of White Russia. Their appointment is Interpreted AS mean- that Stalin is alarmed at the spread of Titolsm through other parts of Europe . . . The Formosan Independence League has sent petition to Gen. MacArthur signed by 80,000 natives* urging nlm to order American troops to occupy Formosa. MacArthur used to persuade the joint chiefs of staff not to abandon Formosa to the Chinese Communists...British Foreign Minister Bevin has decid- eti to make a special visit to Italy to see If he can talk the Italian government into soft-pedaling tht jitter anti-British campaign in the Italian pr^w. Bevin U reported ready to transfer 300 British let fighters to the Italian air (ore* M Robert S. Allen Report* Senate Payrolls WASHINGTON, Jan. 9.«*nate chiefs tre being coy about making nubile the names of member! with relatives on their official payroll. Senator Gary Hay den (D., Ariz,), chairman of the rules committee, Is passing the buck to Senate Secretary Leslie Blffle. He, in turn, is equally elusive; although shortly before the Senate reconvened the ArJtansan announced the information would be available to newsmen. Now, Biffle is talking vaguely about publishing the nepotism list "in the spring". Several weeks ago, a House list was released showing 90. members with relatives on the congressional payroll. It was after this that Biffle proclaimed his Intention to follow suit. Until two yean ago, Senate payroll records were available tor public scrutiny. But In the closing months of the 80th Congress, the lid was abruptly clamped down, and is still in force. Hayden says Biffle does not need specific Senate authority to release payroll information. According to Hayden, Biffle has full power as chief administrative officer of .the chamber. But other than his recent announcement, Biffle has done nothing. Note: Senator Wayne Morse (R., Ore.) holds that not only should the payroll list be made public, but that senators sftould also reveal the source of all their Income. For three years he has Introduced a bill to require that, but has never been able to get even a committee hearing on it. Lewis's Story Embattled John L. Lewis is privately blaming the big insurance companies for his failure to get an agreement with coal operators. This is his story: His Bluefield, W. Va., negotiations with officials of the "captive mines", owned by the steel corporations, reached a point where a settlement appeared imminent. Suddenly, the operators balked.. Lewis charges this was due/ to insurance company pressure, because they are opposed to higher workers' pensions and fear that a boost for the miners would lead to similar demands by other unions. Also, that it would improve the chances of the Senate passing the administration's bill liberalizing Social Security benefits. Insurance interests are against the measure. Arms Delay Despite recent official pronouncements about early shipments of arms to Europe, It will be well into spring before that happens. Real Inside is that negotiations over military aid are badly muddled. Qoth Britain and France are balking at certain terms demanded by the U. S. Pentagon chiefs are uneasy over the situation, because of possible adverse congressional reaction. They will shortly have to argue for new funds, and with the program bogged down, they will have a hard time convincing Congress more money Is needed. Missing Seals The first thing Representative Karl Stefan (R., Neb.) did when he entered the remodeled House chamber was to gaze aloft to locate the seal of his state. When he couldn't find it, he demanded of Representative J. Harry McGnegor (D., O.), member of the committee in charge of refurbishing, "What has become of the. 1 statp seals?" . "They are being repaired and are in storage." • > "My state had two seals in the old ceiling," continued Stefan. "A state seal, and a territorial seal. Will they be replaced?" "I can't answer the question." "This is a matter," thundered Stefan, "that should be investigated." "It will be," assured McGregor. Oleomargarine Tax Repeal of the federal tax on oleomargarine was the chief toplic of discussion at the first caucus of the Senate Democrats. No accord was reached on the issue. Kach Democrat will vote his own "convictions". But one agreement was reached, as a result of a rousing plea by Senator Claude Pepper (Fla.). This Is that no "riders" will be attached to the bill when it comes up in the Senate. Advocates of reducing the wartime excise taxes and civil rights supporters have threatened to offer their proposals as amendments to the oleo bill. Such "riders" would be certain to mean doom for the measure. Pepper pointed this out. "The people are entitled to a straightforward vote on this is- a token of Britain's good will. {Copyright, 1950. by .Bel) Syndicate, Inc.) sue," he said. "And that goes for all other issues. Muddling legislation with riders 's unfair to the original bill, to senators, and the public. I move that It be the sense of this caucus that no amendments not germane to pen' ing legislation be considered dur« ing this session." Pepper was warmly supported by Senator Walter George and. Richard Russell (Ga.) and Herbert O'Conor (Md.). "I am particularly opposed to any attempt to Introduce excise tax legislation as an amendment to the margarine bill," George declared. "If we approve such an amendment, the' House ways and means committee, which originates tax legislation, will certainly be offended. Moreover, when the oleo bill goes into conference, House members will refuse to act on it on the valid ground that the rider is not germane." Senator Guy Gillette (la.) drew a big laugh with a comment on the desirability of voting on the "de-merits" of the oleo bill. He Is author of a substitute measure that repeals the federal tax but bars Inter-state shipments of colored margarine. "There has been much said hers about voting strictly on the merits of bill and not permitting riders to come up," he said. "Well, that's all right as far as it goes. But I think we should also vote, on ths de-merits of bills, particularly, tht de-merits of this oleo bill that so many of- you seem to favor. NOTE: At their next caucus, the Democrats will take up the bill of Senator John Sparkman (Ala.) providing $2,000,000,000 to finance middle-income housing and cooperative apartments. Around the Circuit Representative Leslie Arends (R, 111.) is still blinking over a package he got from a constituent. It contained 35 addressed Christmas cards and a letter saying, "I understand you have free mailing privileges. Will you please take care of mailing these Christmas cards for me? I voted for you last election." . . . Dictator Juan Peron has flooded Washington with thousands of copies of an elaborately, illustrated brochure on Argentina. Prominently featured in the handsome document is the preamble - £ the new constitution put through by Peron. There is no mention in it of free speech, '-ee press, or free assembly . . . One reason for the return of George Wadsworth, U S. ambassador to Turkey, for "consultations", is numerous complaints from businessmen and other sources. He is charged with spending much of his time playing bridge, golfing and partying . . . Attorney-General Howard McGrath will soon lose two of his top assistants. They are Assistant Attorney-General Herbert Bergson and Special Assistant Peyton Ford, who are organizing a Washington law partnership. (Copyright, 1950. Post - Hall Syndicate. Inc.) . 4 New Landing Areas for Private Planes Approved SPRINGFIELD, Jan. 9—tfPI-- Approval of four new restricted landing areas for private aircraft was announced today by the state aeronautics director. This bringi the total of such fields to 335. Areas were authorized for Evan G. Rahn, Chadwick; Wayne A Deets, Lanark; Champaign County forest preserve, Mahomet, and Charles L. and Robert W. Acree. Hampshire. The department also ordered closing of areas operated by W. A. Meinecke, Taylorville, and C L. Burnham, Mason City. U. S. Losing $50 Billion Yearly to Tax Dodger I WASHINGTON, Jan. o. <^ — The government has launched an intensive study to learn how many billions of dollars U is losing each year to tax-dodgers. As an official disclosed this today, a check of government statistics showed that almost $50,000,. 000,000 of estimated personal in* come fails to appear in annual in. come tax files. That is almost one. fourth of all personal income. Elephant leather hits the mar* ket only when a circus or zoo losel one of Its performers. 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