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PAGE SIX THE DECATUR REVIEW Thursday, May 8, 1941, I. THE DECATUR REVIEW "Tht Community Paper - False Hope. Any unusual action in Russia, such as Joseph Stalin assuming the title of premier after Vj acheslav Molotov has held the title for 11 years, is seized upon by some persons as meaning something . startling - is about to happen. Maybe something startling is going to happen but time after time hope that -Russia may. turn upon Hitler has proved to be false.. . There is little doubt that Stalin has been premier in fact all these years and that he is just now assuming his true title. There is no suggestion that. Stalin has demoted Molotov for .he becomes vice-premier, which he. has been all along under a wrong name. The fact that Stalin has made two public speeches in the last month after a silence of two years is no indication that he is changing his position with regard to Germany. Britain was quick to announce over the radio to the British people . that Stalin's new title probably didn't mean a thing as far as the German-Russian relations were concerned. There has been much speculation about Russia and the encroachment of Germany on Russian borders but no one knows what Stalin thinks about it. If the assuming of the title of premier has anything to do with it, it will be surprising. New Germ Killer Found. ! A new non-toxic germ-killer, the most powerful ever discovered, was described to physicians of the United States and Canada in Atlantic City this week at the annual meeting of the American Society for Clinical Investigation. It is described as a new chemical substance elaborated by a special strain of mold in bread and Roquefort cheese. Tests on animals and preliminary trials on human beings indicate that it is thousands of times more potent than; any of the drugs of the sulfanilamide family It is hailed as opening a new- chapter in the fight of medical science against bacterial infections just as the first "sulfa" drug ' eight years ago this month was hailed a tremendous step in fighting infection. The new substance is not yet available in pure form and is known as penicillin after the family of molds known as pen-icillium.- The research physician announcing the discovery declared that - experiment so far indicate-that "penicillin probably represents a new class of chem-otherapeutic- agents which may prove as useful, or even more useful, than the sulfonamides." Since the first "sulfa" drug was announced in Germany in May, 1933, scientists have made 20,000 kinds of sulfa compounds of which six have been released for general distribution. The original observation that led to the discovery of the new drug, penicillin, was made in 1929. It is just, now being made known to the general public after years of research and tests. Medical science continues to march on at a rapid pace. ... The Better Way. "Wendell Willkie did a better job of handling Charles Lindbergh' than President Roosevelt did.' The President, in a moment of irritation, referred to Lindbergh as the counterpart of Vallandigham, who opposed Lincoln and the Civil war and was tried by court martial and sentenced. "Willkie quoted Voltaire: "I do not agree with a word you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it." "The best way to dissipate any influence that Lindbergh might have," ' said Mr. Willkie, "is not to attack him personally but to show the fallacy of his position." This, Mr. Willkie has been trying to do. Mr. Willkie said that Lindbergh was without experience in military affairs and hadn't been in Britain in two years. He didn't deny that Lindbergh knows a good airplane when' he "sees it but' did say that in talking about war effort Lindbergh' was completely outside his ' sphere of training and experience. No reference was made to the Nazi medal that Lindbergh added to the scores of other medals and trophies given to him throughout the world. " Willkie is convinced that the United Stales can outproduce Germany and will be doing it inside of six months. To say that we cannot do it is defeatism and Mr. "Willkie thinks that is the worst thing that could happen to America. There is no need to be as blind, as the late Premier . Chamberlain to. the. military, strength, of Germany . and discarding the Lindbergh defeatism, -Lindbergh's argument can be . used to push production . to the peak at Night Raids. The apparent systematic bombing of British towns is not being greatly retarded although Britain had hoped to find some way to fight night bombers. In day- light raids the British fighter planes give a good account of themselves, in fact they forced the Nazi to abandon -massed daylight raids. Night raids xontinue with tremendous damage. The British-announce that nine or 12 or 14 bombers were shot down which is hardly significant when it ir known that the Nazi planes go over the cities by the - hundreds. Of course every Nazi bomber shot down removes pilots from the conflict and costs Germany some money but , Just Folks By EDGA A GUEST .NO TVS IS TVS ALONE There is no fun in fun at all Unless -the time allowed to play-Is So arranged that it can fall Beyond the duties of the day. Here is a paradox quite true: There's little pleasure left in fuiy - Unless ahead lies work to do And just behind lies labor done. Your idlers are a . dreary sort. For .them the. days and nights drag by; They've tired of every form of sport, . ' And all that song and dance supply. Fun as a respite must be had From tasks which tedious oft appear. Man' must be useful to be glad. And busy to be happy here, the damage inflicted on industrial districts, transportation and the morale of the people by the Nazi planes that es-caped: probably is ' considered worth' the cost of a few planes. Hitler, apparently is producing planes at a rate equal to that of the United States and Britain combined although American production may by fall give Britain production edge. That doesn't mean, however, that Britain will have more planes than Germany for Hitler Has been producing planes for eight years for this war. Unless Britain can find some means of lessening night bombing the slow blasting destruction of English cities will continue. "How much such destruction is contributing to the defeat of the British is a question. The British say the weakening of the war effort is negligible but the accumulative effect on the people over the months must be noticeable. Decatur Day by Day Ten Years Ago 1931 Organization of a subsidiary company, Polar-Consumers Ice and Fuel company, to handle distribution of products of both the Polar and Consumers' companies, was announced. . An effort to organize 5.000 Decatur" home owners to demand lower taxes is promised by the Decatur Real Estate board, if the taxing bodies of the city fail to lower the tax levies. R. J. Wilson; who has been with the I.P.L., has accepted a position " with Morehouse & Wells company. The tenth annual convention of the Illinois Business and Professional women's clubs opened at the Orlando, with 135 . delegates registered. A petition asking recount has been prepared for Forrest Pollard, defeated candidate for mayor, and will be filed before May 21. Twenty Years Ago 1921 It is Mother's Day. Special services were held in several of the churches. Rev. R. E. Henry has decided to become a candidate for election to the school board. Aschauer & Waggoer, architects, are planning the $50,000 school building to be erected by St Mary's congregation in Taylorville. The list of high school seniors contained the names of 103 girls and 77 boys. In building the service station on the site of the old Leiby house at the corner of North and Franklin streets, the Reo Motor Sales company, is saving the smoke house to use as a storage, room for oils and greases. It had no windows and often was a matter of curiosity to passersby. The Leiby house is more than 60 years old. TTiirty Years Ago 1911 Further appointments by the city council include Ralph McCalman as city engineer and John P. "Jack" McGarry s street superintendent. - The list of June graduates for the D.H.S. included 97 names. The Musical Culture club decided not to disband but to drop the associate members and give up their quarters in the Central Church of Christ and no artist recitals are to be given during the year. Fifty Years Ago 1891 - There- were three accidents in one performance of the Sells Bros, circus today.-. A tight rope walker. fell but was not seriously injured but a doctor was necessary when a Japanese fell on his neck from a slack wire. Later a horse stumbled in a race throwing the rider, whose foot remained in the stirrup causing him to be dragged half around the arena. Superintendent E. A. Gastman is in Peoria attending a meeting at the Schoolmasters club. "' Mont Peniwell rejected one circus, job and joined the Sells Bros.; band for the remainder of the season. - ,Work is being rushed on the new furniture factory where Dave Moffett is superintendent of the work. Smiles Fashion Notes - "Anna Mae," said the mistress of the house, finally giving way to curiosity, "I notice you have been taking our empty grapefruit hulls home with you. Do you mind telling me what you do with them?" "Yes'm," the maid admitted, "I been takin' 'era 'cause I think they make my garbage look so stylish." . Frigid Air :An electrician was examining an electric . refrigerator that was using too much electricity and" could not find the reason. He idly asked the cook, "How do you like the refrigerator?" . "I like it fine," she said, "I open the door and it eools off the whole kitchen." Belfast Key British Base By DEWITT MACKENZIE Review Special News Service The destructive bombings of Belfast this week, with heavy civilian casualties, have brought me an in-q'uiry as to just why the Nazis should devote so much energy to this capital of Northern Ireland, and other towns of Ulster, which seem to be on the edge of the war and are far from the German air bases. ' On first thought it might indeed seem that the Hitlerites were going out of their way to bomb Ulster, but actually it's one of the most important bases military, naval and industrial in the British isles. Were Belfast closer to enemy airdromes it likely would have been just about wiped off the map long ago. Ulster forms one of the district commands of the British army, with headquarters in Belfast A large force is maintained there, ready to defend Ulster or rush to the aid of Southern Ireland (Eire) in event of enemy invasion. Belfast has great shipyards which are racing to help defeat the TT-boat ramnaipn Neiehbnrine Londonderry also is a shipbuilding center. Even more important is the fact that warships basing at Belfast, and warplanes operating from Ulster airdromes, afford vital protection for ships carrying American aid to Britain. Most trans-Atlantic shipping now has to go around Northern Ireland and down into the Irish "sea past Belfast because England's great east and south coast ports have been fairly well knocked out by enemy action. Innumerable people want to know why the British don't bomb Berlin more by way of reprisal for the bloody assaults on Britain. Let's allow British Minister of Economic Warfare Dalton to answer that one: "I would rather see the Leuna (Germany) synthetic oil plant a smoking heap of ruins than destroy every single dwelling house in Berlin." A speech making exaggeration? No, it's military horse sense. The point is that one of Germany's great lacks is oil. and Leuna is one of Hitler's mainstays. If the Nazis could be deprived of oil, it would end the war. So it's more profitable to bomb Leuna than to exact an eye for an eye by bombing Berlin. A similar argument explains why the royal air force concentrates on the big German industrial centers and invasion ports. Bombing of civilians has no military value unless it weakens morale. However, British Premier Churchill, after viewing the destruction of little homes in Manchester the other day, declared: "It is a tragedy, but they'll get it back threefold." Another query why haven't the British bombed the Rumanian oil fields? Is it because of heavy investment of British capital there? There's no indication that the reason lies in ownership. As a matter of fact the Rumanians confiscated some of the British interests long ago maybe all of them, although the published records aren't complete. Anyway, this is a war to the finish and neither side appears to be drawing the line on ownership. The real reason for the non-bombing of Rumania seems to rest in unfeasibility. Bases weren't available near enough for small bombers, and the heavy, long distance machines were lacking. Why the great discrepancy between Nazi and British reports of bombings? Why has Reichs Marshal Goering just issued an order that German pilots will need in future at least an acceptable witness or a photograph to obtain credit for destroying planes or ships? I heard one of the greatest figures in military aviation say recently that in the main it's utterly impossible for pilots to be sure of the effect of their bombs unless there is direct proof. Often they are shooting from a great height at pinpoints. The explosion of a huge bomb makes it appear that all hell has heaved up, whereas actually there may have been little damage done to the objective. Fourth Generation Pupil Graduated Near Clinton Clinton (Staff) The all day meeting and potluck dinner held Sunday at the Fuller school, northeast of Clinton, in celebration of the last day of this school year, was an outstanding day for Joan Wells and her family. Joan was the last of four generations to attend this school. Her great grandmother, Mrs. Ida Gibson attended the school in her youth. Her grandfather, the late William Gibson and her mother, Mrs. Virgil Wells also attended the same school. This year Joan graduated from the eighth grade there. Mrs. Ida Gibson, Joan's great grandmother, was able to attend and take part in the program. Clinton P-T.A. to Fete High School Bandsmen Clinton (Staff) The Parent-Teacher -association of the Clinton community high school, will fete the high school band, and the boys' and girls' glee clubs at a banquet Thursday night: It will be served in the high school gym at 6:30 p. m. About Town HUMBOLDT, TENN. IN ANCIENT GREECE, Socrates and other learned men gathered in the market place to question and be questioned, and to expound upon such theories as came before them. In Humboldt there is -no market place of this nature, but there are seats along the main street, in front of many of the business places. Upon these seats men of the city discuss all the questions of the day, and some of the night We took one of the empty places in hopes that we might learn something of the city in exchange for relieving their curiosity as to who we were. THE FIRST ONE to volunteer information for our benefit was Vandy Pierce. He was the chief of police last year when we visited Humboldt. Up until this year the chief of police has been elected by the people. There was a general feeling that a police officer would feel freer to act if his office was taken out of politics. Under the new arrangement the mayor and five aldermen appoint the chief. Due to this change in the law Mr. Pierce (clearly the choice of the people), was relieved, and a man by the name of Lucky put in his place. We didn't meet Chief Lucky. While we were visiting together, a former mayor. Augustus Barnett, came and sat with us. Together they drew a word picture of their city, county and state, that was interesting. There are no movie houses open in Humboldt on Sunday, and for that matter, very few business houses of any kind. Drug stores and eating places may open, but not all of the drug stores are open. The county, under local option, isx dry. Beer may be purchased at eating places and soft drink stands, it not being considered a "hard drink." NO TOWN or village of less than 1.000 inhabitants anywhere in the state, may have a tavern or other place of business where liquor is sold. When we asked if a man didn't get just as thirsty in a small town as a large one, some one explained that the cost of maintaining order in a small town where liquor is sold, is all out of proportion to the benefits. No policeman on the force in Humboldt is allowed to drink intoxicating liquor. To do so is to sign his own dismissal, according to Weaply R. Hamilton, whose grandfather came to these parts, after fighting in the Revolutionary war. in 1821. ' His ' grandfather's home was frequently the stopping place of Davy Crockett, as he carried the furs he had trapped in the wilderness, to market. IN FRONT of a doctor's office there is a sign which reads, "parking space reserved for doctor by order of the Mayor." Ice cards in many of the windows have "12 on one end and "25" on the other. Our ice men would hate to stop and make a delivery for a nickel. The Salvation Army ice fund takes up a good deal of that business at home. In a mild sort of a way the Southern gentlemen have given us a ribbing fori being "Yankees." They say they can tell how many Negroes have voted, by counting the Republican votes. L. C. T. Lights of New York HIS NAME is Richard Maney but all over the town and the United States, he's Dick Maney. His business is to bring theatrical productions to public attention. Time was when he used to travel and so he is just as much at home in Detroit, San Francisco, Chicago, or Cleveland as he is right here in New York. Of late years, he has remained close to Broadway. Not that he has relaxed his activities. Within memory is a time when he represented as many as six Broadway productions simultaneously and all of them doing quite well. He has an office staff to look after detail. But it's the Maney brain that concocts the various exploitation devices. His major achievement in that line came during the present fast waning season. For the first time the "angel" or backer of a play has been used to hawk a hit's. wares. THE MANEY COUP was pulled in the case of "Arsenic and Old Lace." the phenomenally successful "homicidal idyll" as he quaintly phrases it. In this case, the "angel" one of 21 was Frank Sullivan, former "New York World" columnist, now a retired country gentleman, who when not writing high-priced pieces for publication and various periodicals, commutes between his Saratoga manse and Broadway. Sullivan, at Maney's instigation, has been turning out hilarious yarns attacking the producers, regaling the press agent and other didoes. These got into the newspapers and the "Arsenic and Old Lace" scrapbook grew into a young library. EACH TUESDAY, there is a "Celebrity Luncheon" at the New York Infirmary for Women and Children. The object is to raise money for the hospital with the hope of some day having a new building. The building now used was built 76 years ago and was originally the first medical college exclusively for women. Recently, the luncheon speaker was Dr. James Rowland Angell,' of Yale University, and Lanny Ross was the singer. The presence of males in the infirmary is a rare thing. Occasionally, there is a male patient in the cancer division, but otherwise most of the males who come there enter through the maternity ward. - THE INFIRMARY is not only for women but is' run by women. On the attending staff, there are 105 physicians and surgeons and they are all women. The 13 internes are women. So are the 68 day and night nurses. Then there are about 50 pink ladies and gray ladies. The pink ladies got their name through their uniforms. They are really practical nurses and they do a lot of hard work. The gray ladies also work hard, though their duties are mostly clerical. Neither receives any pay. The pink ladies and the gray ladies are volunteers, and at the infirmary, a number of socialites are in the ranks, scrubbing, bathing patients, keeping books, etc. They are in training for Red Cross service. L. L. STEVENSON. " While England Slept Lindbergh Not First to Tell of Hitler Power LYtuJ BY WALTER LIPPMANN 'IN HIS SPEECH the other night CoL Lindbergh told us how when he returned to England in 1938 after his study of German aviation, the British government of that day paid little attention to his report: "T h e Prime Minister was very courteous but he changed the Lippmann subject immediately. Time and again whenever the opportunity arose, I talked to members of the British government about military aviation in Europe. They were always- courteous but seldom impressed." This discouraging experience is the origin of a legend, widely believed in this country, to the effect that Col. Lindbergh was the first expert to study and the first to realize the power of the German air force, and that when he met, the Prime Minister and the members of the government he was telling them something which they had not heard before. As a matter of fact and this is the tragedy of Britain's unprepared-ness they had been hearing the same story that Col. Lindbergh had to tell for about five years before the colonel tried in vain to awaken them. When the Prime Minister changed the subject "immediately, it was not because Col. Lindbergh was bringing him news; it was be cause the Prime Minister had closed his mind and, therefore no doubt, found it extremely uncomfortable to have Col. Lindbergh confirm in 1938 what his rival. Mr. Winston Churchill, had been dinning into his ears since 1933. The evidence is available to anyone who will read the collected speeches of Mr. Churchill for the period of 1932-'38. They are published in this country under the grim title of "While England Slept." Hitler had come into power on Jan. 30. 1933. One week later not five vears later Mr. Churchill was telling the House of Commons that "this cursed, hellish invention and development of war from the air has revolutionized our position, we are not the same kind of country we used to be when we were an island, only 25 years ago." Five weeks after that, attacking the absurdly inadequate appropriation for the Royal Air Force, Mr. Churchill said: "Not to have an adequate air force in the present state of the world is to compromise the foundations of national freedom and independence . . . The sea per haps is no longer complete secur ity for our island development; it must be the air too ... It is absolutely indispensable that the necessary program of air development should be carried out and that our defenses in this matter should be adequate to our needs." Mr. Churchill is a man who does not quit In the year 1934 he repeated his warnings ever more explicitly and more vehemently on March 8, on March 14, on July 13. on July 30, on Nov. 28. In 1935 he continued to warn Mr. Baldwin on March 19, on May 2, on May 22, on May 31, on June 7. He continued in 1936, in 1937. By the time Col. Lindbergh arrived, the British government had certainly had every opportunity to know, except perhaps on technical details, what he tried to tell them. The question is why they would not listen to Mr. Churchill's persistent warnings. We ought to be able to answer that question out of our own experience. For we have been repeating the British experience under the influence of the same kind of pacifism and isolationism, the same kind of business as usual and social gains as usual which from 1933 to 1940 kept Britain from acting. Apparently Col. Lindbergh does not realize this. For he is now presenting himself as the spokesman of those who, while desiring not to become involved abroad, are the 100 per cent America First apostles of American preparedness. Nothing could be further from the truth. Those for whom Col. Lindbergh speaks today are by and large the very same men who, with some exceptions to be sure, have most consistently opposed the development of American defense. There are ten Senators all of them now members of the foreign relations committee who have an unbroken record of isolationism. None of them voted for the lease-lend bill. Eight of them voted not to remove the arms embargo. Nine of them one was not then a member of the Senate committee voted not to report the neutrality act for amendment in July, 1939. All ten of them are supporters of the Tobey resolution. They have thus made it abundantly clear where they stand on the policy of aiding Britain. Now according to the argument of Col. Lindbergh's speech and of the America First Committee, these ten Senators ought to be ardent advocates of American preparedness. But this is the record. On the naval expansion bill of 1938 seven voted nay and one did not vote. Only two were in favor of that early and modest expansion of the American navy. voted against it. one did not vote, and one voted for it When we remember that these ten senators are the responsible leaders of the isolationist party, it is evident from the record that the American defenses have been strengthened not because of the iso. lationists but in spite of them. And on the whole the obverse is true. Just as those who do not wish to support Britain have on the whole opposed the re-armament of America, so those who have struggled for the support of Britain are also those who have made at least a beginning of arming America. Nor is there any mystery about why this should be the case. Those who take the isolationist view have preached that America is not in danger; obviously if they believe that America is not in danger, they will not advocate very energetically the disagreeable and costly task of arming America. On the other hand, those who have believed that America was in danger if the Allies lost have naturally been the first to insist upon arming America. The sad thing about Col. Lindbergh's position is that, having failed to wake up the British government to the peril, he is now home doing his best to encourage those who over here have to consistently been opposed to awakening the American people. (Copyright, 1941.) Words A year later on the naval appropriation bill in 1939 when war had already begun in Asia and Europe was imminent, four of the ten voted nay, three did not vote, and three voted yea. The next year, on April 18, 1940. when Norway had already been invaded, one voted nay, five did not vote, and four voted yea. Thus as regards the navy, these ten Senators had among them in the course of three years the chance to cast thirty votes for national defense. They cast nine votes out of a possible 30. And what about the army? On Aug. 28. 1940, they had to vote on the selective service act. Eight Suez British Life Line The reported landing of German troop-carrying planes in Libya has created speculation over the possibility of a Nazi parachute attack on the Suez Canal, the "jugular vein of the British EmDire" which cuts through the low isthmus be tween Africa and Asia. "The Suez is especially important to the British. at this time because it provides a short cut for trans porting soldiers from Australia and other southern hemisphere points to the Mediterranean theater of war." savs a bulletin from the Na tional Geographic Society. "Its seizure by a hostile government would force the British to detour shipping around southern Africa. tc garrison Tommies five years ago. stands on the shore of Lake Timsah, the "lake of the crocodiles' through which the canal passes. "That lake is one of an irregular chain in the southern half of the canal which act as an 'expansion chamber' to take up the flow of the four-foot tide from the Red Sea. From the town of Suez, near Port Taufiq at the southern end. can be seen the mountains of the Sinai Peninsula, one of which is said to be Mt. Sinai of the Bible. Some scholars believe that the Children of Israel may have crossed the Red Sea near what is now the southern terminus of the canal." FOLK FOLKS This week's Slip o' the Tongue: "How are your folks?" No. Folki for family is not good usage. Better say: How is your family? Wrong: "You folks come to see us soon.'' Why "you folks"? Right Come to see us soon. Wrong (Public Speaker): "Good evening, folks." Right: Good evening, friends (or, better, ladies and gentlemen). HOW TO USE THE WORDS CORRECTLY. The German folk; country folk; folklore; kinsfolk. The various folks (nationalities; peoples) of Europe. From Santa Fe: What is the origin of HOOSEGOW? J. A. L. Answer: It is said to be a corruption of the Spanish JUZGADO, meaning a court of justice, pronounced "hooss-GAH-doe.'' One theory is that the soldiers of General Pershing's punitive (PYOO-ni-tive' expedition in Mexico against the bandit Pancho Villa (PAHN-shoe VEE-yah) in 1916 picked up the word from the Mexicans who applied it loosely to anything connected with trials or imprisonment. Adopted into the carefree lir.go cf the doughboy, and entering the slang of the man on the street JUZGADO has been HOOSEGOW ever since. FRANK COLBY. Why is this sentence incorrect: "Wt will bp happy to see you"? Shall-WiU. Should-wculd will bother you no lor-rer If you read my free pamphlet. I: will 2ive you a simple, nontechnical key to the use of these troublesome words. Send a s'amned i3c self-addressed envelwa to Frank Colby, in rare of this paper. Ask for SHALL-WHL Pamphlet. Hubby 'Mum' 12 Years, Wife Unremembers Why London (AP) For 12 years her husband didn't speak a word to her before he left her in 1937. Mrs. Harold Flintoff Hall told a Surrey court. Her divorce was granted. She said she couldn't remember what started the family spat that made Hall mum. WANTS NAME RESTORED Dorothy K. Stuhlmann. 29, filed a petition in the circuit court Tuesday asking the court to change her name to Dorothy Kath-ryn Steiner, her maiden name. Her petition explains that she did not ask restoration of her maiden name at the time she w-as divorced July 31, 1939. She asks the change now because of complies' tions and variation in names in her employment. "The canal is a narrow, sun-baked ditch extending 104.5 miles , through desert and marshy lands ; from Port Said on the Mediterran- ean south to Port Taufiq at the head ; of the Gulf of Suez. The water flows at sea level without docks. The banks are chiefly sand and gravel, although in places concrete has been laid along the shore to prevent erosion. All but the largest ships can pass through the canal, for its depth has been increased to 45 feet and the minimum width is 70 yards. A railroad and r fresh water canal parallel the shipway. "In normal times the canal has , been the busiest in the world, the ; tolls averaging 10 to 20 per cent ; higher than those for the Panama Canal. It is operated by a private company with directors of several nationalities, under concession from the Egyptian government. A half dozen control stations along the shores direct traffic, and dredges are continually at work to prevent sand and silt from filling the canal. "Port Said, the northern terminus, is a cosmopolitan city of more than 125.000 population, where a babel of tongues from porters, peddlers, and guides always greeted peacetime tourists. On the jetty stands a bronze statue to Count Ferdinand de Lesseps. the far-sighted Frenchman who fostered the construction of the canal from 1859 to 1869. ! A New Summer Oxford for Men! -Cool -Comfortable -Serviceable "The northern half of the canal j is almost a straight ditch. About at the halfway point is Ismailia, an ' oasis whose white. 0at-roofed ! houses are surrounded by gardens of roses and many other flowers. ! The town, where the British began I "The II -my O Brown O Black O Beige O White ii $ 4 mwp & son 139 NORTH WATER ' STREET t t

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