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f AOt f OVt ALTON 1VIH1NO TlLlORAfH TUESDAY* JANUARY 10, 1950 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH •» Alton telegraph PrtiUHii ft. OOUSLKt, Managing Ml fettttahetf dedly *m*flt Sunday; euMerlptkin Be weekly by carrier: My mall, fAM) a ,_ i within 100 mllea; fi.OO beyond 100 mile* Entered u aecond-class matter at the po*office. «t Alton, HI., Act of Congress, March 8. l»7t. 1 MEMBER Of ritk AMUC1AIV& *^ft tn» AHOCHIM PMM u Mm** t»eiui«» •«•• tor r«publlc»llof> t» «H MM k>e«l M Well H •« ( UKtl Bread WIT. A Wwl HoltMU Life Back In ExHar Taxca President Truman's budget proposals for the 1«51 fiscal year strike a blow at hop« to relieve retail trade of its excise tax burden?, other references to this source of revenue notwithstanding. Many Congressmen, including our own Representative Mclvin Price, have been speaking in termi of strong possibilities for at least casing the burden, perhaps eliminating it as it affects retail trade. But the President's budget message proposes e» cise tax income of $7,«42 ) 000,000, compared to »7,« } 1,000,000 during the current fiscal period, and $7,»n,48f,078 for the period ending June 30, 1949. Those arguing for elimination of the retail excise taxes have contended they were adopted for the actual war period only—a period of scarcity of all products. The taxes' aim, these people say, wai at much to discourage purchase of luxury items at it was to raise revenue. Proponents of suspending the excises now contend that in a period of free production, the excise should be dropped. They forecast that, relieved of excise taxes, retail trade and iti consequent pull on manufacturing sources could cause a further business boom. This in turn would compensate through increased income taxes for the losi in excise levies, they reason. . Apparently President Truman's advisers do not follow this line. For the President's budget message asks for more excise levies than are expected thil year, or were received last year. It is difficult to find support for a,political motive behind this.'Nearly every man, woman, or child "pays the excise taxes in some form or other, even if only through tht 20 percent admissions tax collected at the corner movie. This could be counted comparatively painless. Those who feel the excise tax worst are the matrons buying expensive fur coats and diamonds, Worst of all is the retailer, and the commercial (and amateur) dispenser of entertainment who must collect the tax. Even that-situation would give the President but a weak political "out"—if voters take the taxation question seriously. " The most plausible explanation for Truman's a'ction is that his economic advisers detect an error in reasoning in the proposal that income tax increases could make up for excise losses. Either that or he wishes to keep purchasing power dried up and prices artificially high. This w6uld encourage a continuation of labor wage demand-price increase spiral (or slow inflation, if you'd call it that.) There could be those in high advisory circles who would regard a period of slow deflation as dangerous, with the government debt what- it is. As long'as the mild inflation prevails, they reason, the debt, once stabilized, can be more easily liquidated. This is borne out in tUe President's expression of sentiment the other day for keeping price levels about where they are now. At any rate, the President's increased request for excite taxes should quiet a good many of his loyal followers, like Rep. Price, who, for home consumption, have been toying with the suspension proposal. The Question Is Simple; Keep It Thai Way The Greater Alton Association of Commerce's civic affairs committee has made an observation regarding the public library proposal which the Telc- graph believes dcservct re-emphasis. That' is, that the question to come before the public Jan. 21 is whether Altonians are interested in setting up a public library. What kind of a library it will be; what it will mean with relation to the Jennie D. Hayner library; who will be named to the library board, and other questions arc beside the point temporarily. Altonians should not allow these questions to confuse them when they go to the polls on Jan. 21, unless they believe the problems are too great for a board of men and women to solve. If they give the city council the go ahead signal it it waiting for, the council and mayor can proceed to tet up the library board already provided by ordinance. The other problems are for the library board to work out, except for that regarding the Hayner library. These the Hayner library board still would possess 'the authority and, in its limited way, the fundi to solve. The failure of an attempt made several years ago to raise funds to "rescue" the Hayner library from growing financial difficulties should be fair warning to those who would rely on this medium. Though Mayor Linkogle has held his office for les« than a year, it is very evident the public can feel confident he will select a library board competent to work out these other details to the public's satisfaction. The question to be decided is: Do Altonians want a public library enough to be willing to share the cost of maintaining one? Even Survey* are Eneoiiraglng New* News that engineers arc making soundings for underground data on the route of the inner bcltlint highway north of Alton is encouraging. Even if beltlinc construction in the area were halted temporarily with the inner road, the city could obtain much relief from its present terrific downtown traffic problems. The country and state tftould keep thia project oa their program for constant attention and the sooeMMl posiible realization. > It «0ul4 divert tome of the heaviest truck traf- 'he tanken, Mfely around the com* y, ll DM" b* hoped that this occurs in time to aarioui accident within the city. An overturned Maker could «et tin downtown butincw difirki In flfmc«, pouring eiplotive gatolinj into , »ej|ejra, The cojwmunity could bj wrecked. . 25 Year* Ago January 10, 1925 Mr. and Mrs. Louis M. Krepel of McPherson avenue were announcing the arrival of a daughter, Anita Elizabeth, born Jan. 8. MM. Krepel wae formerly Miic Anges Cleor* Freeman, who for many years had been postmistress at. Orafton. Emert L. Wyss of Alton Banking & trust Co., had been confined to hit home, 915 Henry atreet, with the grip. Mr. and Mrs. George Collins of 1123 Union were the parents of a five-pound adn born Jan. 4. This was the couple's third child. Mrs. C. H. Spragg, Mrs. L. P. Pierce, Mrs. Rot- coe Davidson, Mr*. John Stoneham, MM. O. E. Miller and Mrs. George Schilling ot Wood River attended a Foreign Missionary Society meeting at the home of Mrs. Hussong of Alton. Irby Williams, 84, of the Bethalto community died at his home after an illness of one week. He was a Civil War veteran. He was survived by his wife, Mrs.. Joslc Crawford Williams, to whom he had been married 11 years, after a courtship of 25 years. He saw service In 20 battles and was in Sherman's army. The term of Adolph Laux, M alderman for the Seventh ward, was to expire and he had been approached by many frlenda to run again in the spring election. Frank C. Bailey of Salu street had been mentioned as a possible candidate, but had not been Interviewed on the question. The Rev. N. J. Hilton and the Rev. M. W. Twlng had returned from Elgin, where they had attended a Baptist ministers' retreat. Mr. and Mrs, Charles flowan of Belle street had announced the engagement of their son, Edward, to Miss Helen Graves of Decatur. No date for the wedding had been set, The Aid Society of Cherry Street Baptist Church re-elected Its 1924 officers: Mrs. John Robertson, president; Mrs. P. Simmons, first vice-president; Mrs, Sophie Demuth, second vice-president; and Mrs. Edward Bailey, secretary-treasurer. Mrs. Rollie Watson of 410 Rluff strqet. was surprised by members of the Daughters of Veterans. Luncheon was served and a social afternoon enjoyed. Guests were: Mrs. A. J. Degenhardt, Mrs. O. Dickson, Mrs. A. Dodson, Mrs. P. J. Bennett, Mrs. William Hubbcll. Miss Amelia Rlngemann was hostess to members of her club. Five Hundred was played and favors went to Miss Alice Rlngemann, Miss Ann Chaffer and Miss Esther Brown. Guests present were Mrs. Daniel Gorman, jr., Miss Mae Needham and Miss Chaffer. Mrs. Florence Overby and daughter, Miss Laura May Overby, had returned to their home In Wichita, Kan., after attending the golden wedding celebration at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Sloman, 902 Alton street. | Mr. and Mrs. Walter J. Benslnger had taken possession of their new home on Sanford avenue. They had resided on Washington avenue since their marriage. Miss Mildred Malloy, Miss Florence Fuser and Miss Mildred Hannold of Brighton had returned to their studies at. Illinois Stale Normal University. S. L. DcBoard, who was principal of Lincoln School in Wood Hiver, was confined to her home with the grip. 5O Years Ago January 10, 1900 German Benevolent Society marked its forty-third anniversary, heard nn address hy B. Schlageter, a chiyter member, and elected officers. Henry Gcissal was president; .lohn Aldinger, vice-president.; William Iloff, secretary; Charles Linsig, financial secretary; Nic Sclhold, treasurer; George Alt, color bearer; and H. O. Tonsor, Schlageter, and J. J. Hart mini, trustees. In 43 years, the society had paid out $20,000 in sick and death benefits. Origin of the society was a bachelor club, formed by young men; marriage was cnuso for expulsion. So many married Hint the club broke up, and the Benedicts then formed the sick and death benefit society. Alton Catholic Club elected Harry .Tonkins pres- jlrlent, mid as other officers, .loseph LnChance, Henry Rlngemann, William Croniens, Charles Conlcy, .limit's 'robin, and John Flngloton. Pioneers, In annual meet Ing, chose Mose Mall president. Other new officers were Harry Clmsloe, George Penning, Frank Bierbaum, James Moran, and C. Penning. Chief loot of a burglar nt the Fourth of July Hill residence of Alderman Dennis Noonan was his new $30 chinchilla overcoat and tan shoes which he had worn nt the City Council meeting earlier In the night. Apparel of other members of the household and $3 cash nlso was taken. In a burglary at Mt. Lookout on Alby, home of former Mayor H. G, Me- I'ikf, intruders nppurcntly took nothing, although burnt match stubs showed they hiul visited almost every room in the house. The burglars left an axe they had used to pry open a wlridow. Paul Glowner, 20, n son of John Glowner of Duck Lake, east of the Glnss Works, died of a skull fracture suffered In • fall on the Ice nonr his home. Mrs. Mary Isett Crantjle, a former Godtrey resident, and a half-sister of Col. J. J. Brenholt, riiod at Shreveport, La., mid funeral rites were to bo at Godfrey, John M. Halster of St. Paul died at Ills Minnesota home; he was n brother of Henry Bals- ler and brother-in-law of Albert Fairbanks. Henry Hellrune and Miss Clnrn .lun, daughter of Jacob Jun, were united In marriage by the Rev. Father Joseph Meckel In St. Mary's Church. Rivalry between City Oil Inspector M. Mnhoney and County Oil Inspector Crowe was expected to eventuate In a suit that would determine validity of (ho city's luuioxation of Ynger Park, where tho Standard Oil depot w*s loatted. The Standard Oil Co. had declined (o pay for oil inspections until the question was settled as to which inspector had jurisdiction. City officials planned to sue tho Standard Oil Co. for alleged violation of (ho oil inspection ordinance, and as a defense the ol) company was ex- peeled to set up that the annexation had been Illegal. City Council enacted HII ordinance for an (8000 bond lume to pay for the new Lowell School building. Laid over were ordinances to enfranchise Illinois Terminal to build a track from Henry to Plata, and to set the commission of the special tax collector at 5 percent. Hoport and recommendation of the water works committee that the city engage an engineer to estimate 1 the value of the present system was approved. So Thev Say... The more we develop the economic resource* of tho Urltlsh Umpire, (lie more we shall be capable of buying and selling with the United States.—Prime Minister Robert Menties of Australia. I answered "yet" si fast as 1 possibly could. — Mrs. Clurk Gable, formerly Lady Sylvia Ashley. •NijPiji U.S. Policy On Formosa Takes Shape WASHINGTON, Jan. 10. — The Department, of State and the military advisers of President Truman are npt really far apart In their conception of what should be done about the use of Formosa aa a base for theoretical operations In the Far East. The Department of State simply doesn't want to be drawn into a position now where the retention of any part of Formosa', territory by the United States would eon* stltute a provocation to conflict In the Formosa area, especially If the Communists undertake an invasion of the Island. Actually, the Department of State sees the military value of Formosa and doesn't undertake to question the arguments that come from the Pentagon building as to the importance of the big island. The army, navy and air force chiefs are united In urging that America maintain some kind of military base on Formosa. But, at- a practical matter, such bases can be the subject of negotiations a year from now or even later rather than to complicate the pres- enl situation with anj step that could only prove mischievous in tlu> field of diplomacy. For the State Department, however hesitant It may appear today, realizes that eventually It .will follow the lead of Great Britain and recognize the Communist government as in de facto control of China. It. may be that later on the United States may have something to say on what military bases shall be established in the Far East generally but, In tKfe absence of any immediate threat of war, the tendency of the Department of State is to avoid the subject altogether. There was one little slip, however, President Truman, in reading orally to his press conference the- prepared statement of policy, said that the United States has no desire to establish military bases on Formosa "at this time". The phrase did not appear in the mimeographed page that, was handed to the press, and undoubtedly it reflected what Mr. Truman was thinking about and, therefore, constituted a revelation of what probably had been said in the discussions among his officials. It will be recalled that, when Secretary of Defense Johnson and Gen. Bradley were in Berlin recently, they said there was no intention of rearming Germany "at this time," and all the world has been speculating as to what was really meant. Secretary of State Acheson now says the phrase "at this time," as used by President Truman with reference to a military base on Formosa, was related to the unlikely contingency that; American armed forces in the Far East might be attacked. • But this sounds like a rationalized explanation. The fact is that the Okinawa base, on which about $125,000,000 is being spent, would be vulnerable if Formosa were occupied by Russian air forces. Likewise, Okinawa could not be supplied readily by shipping if command of the seas in that area is obtained by .; hostile force based on Formosa. It isn't that the United States couldn't dislodge enemy forces in due time, but such a program is costly. The failure of Congress to fortify the little island of Guam in the '30s cost many American lives. But so far as bases are concerned, they are useless unless they are maintained with some sort of military force. America had an important hold on the Philippines in 1941, but Gen. MacArthur didn't have the air strength to defend It nor did the navy have enough warships to keep a strong fleet in Philippine waters. So the President and Secretary Acheson are probably right in refusing to grab u base in Formosa, especially at n time when there is a civil war in China. From the viewpoint of sheer expediency, at tlu moment, they can justify their position. But If the United States really wanted a base, it could continue to do business with the nationalist government and, at the request of the latter, send forces lo maintain ti base. So far as the United Slates is concerned, the Nationalist government is still the government of China and when any government asks another for military or naval aid for any purpose, the rules of international law permit such aid to be granted as merely an act in support of a constituted government. What the debate over Formosa really means is that the United SMe 0* GaJtraKa "That'a the biggest box of flowers Dad ever brought hom« — he mutt have bought that hunting outfit he'a been talking about!" Pearson's Merry-Go'Round Hoover on Formosa WASHINGTON, Jan. 10.—Herbert Hoover's statement that the American navy should be used to protect far,-distant Formosa must. have brought a wry smile from his old secretary of state, Henry L. Stimson. For when Stimson served In the Hoover cabinet, he waged a valiant but losing fight inside that cabinet to take firm measures against Japanese aggression when the Jap war lords first landed in Manchuria. Stimson wanted to cooperate with the League of Nations and with other countries in nipping what he quite clearly saw was the beginning of future war. But Hoover fussed, fumed, vacillated and finally said no. At one time Stimson wanted to send the American fleet not even as far as Formosa, or to Chinese waters, but simply on a cruise in the mid-Pacific as a gesture of American strength. Again Hoover said no. Hoover would not even permit his secretary of state to keep American Consul-General Prentiss Gilbert as an observer to the League of Nations in Geneva. Stimson had instructed Gilbert to sit in on the league conferences dealing with Manchurian aggression, but. Hoover, worried over isolationists in the Republican National Committee, finally yanked Gilbert out. Today, however, the ex-president, who contributed more than any one man to undoing Stimson's farsighted war-prevention policy, now says the American fleet should be used in Chinese waters when it is too late. Christmas in Alaska Secretary of Air Stuart Symington, who spent Christmas 1948 in Berlin with the pilots and mechanics of the air lift, decided to spend the recent Christmas with the nir force boys in the most dismal part of the world—Alaska. Before leaving, he asked Lt. Gen. Nathan F. Twining, the command- States is getting ready to recognize the Communist government and is hopeful that some day the Chinese Communists will accept American friendship in world policies rather than establish any alliance of a permanent nature with the Soviets. Time may tell a different story. The decision to abandon the Nationalists and not to help them stay in Formosa may prove a momentous one. But there are calculated risks in diplomacy as well as in war. So the Department of State's viewpoint prevails. As for the military folks, they »re being told, in effect, that at some late date plans can be made for the strategic defense of the Pacific, especially If a crisis develops. For the United States can seize a base in Formosa almost -any time it is needed, and it may be that the Communist regime will take si) that into account in its own behavior toward the United States in the future. Robert S. Allen Report* Taft Against Draft WASHINGTON, Jan. 1ft—Bar- ring new developments. Senator Robert Taft (R.» O.) will oppose extension of the draft which ex* pirn June 30. He voted for It reluctantly two y<Bf* ago, when the International situation was a great deal more tense. His attitude now Is that. It la not needed. However, he i* withholding final dedtfon pending Interrogation of Defense Official*. Significantly, Taft'i close as- (Reproduction Rifjhlt Hmervcdi Tuunervllle Folk* B|i Fontaine SAH-TA CUAU* WAS UNFAI* TO TM« INDIANS : / *• /<>«• soclate, Senator Hugh Butler (R., Neb.), Is flatly opposed to eon- tlnulng the draft. Defense Secretary Louis Johnson will ask Congress for a two- year extension. Supported by the joint chiefs of staff, he will contend this is necessary to maintain the strength of the armed services, particularly the Army. Note: In 1947, Taft played a leading role in blocking universal military training. He Issued a scathing blast that resulted In pigeon-holing the legislation In committee, despite a powerful drive by veteran and other organizations to put It over. Inside Rule Chairman Clarence Cannon (D., Mo.) of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, plans to. make history In a big way on this year's budget bills. He not only intends to wrap them all up. In a "one-package" measure, but he has another eye- popping innovation up his sleeve. This is an eight-member "executive" subcommittee that, In effect, will have the final say on the $42,000,000,000-plus omnibus bill. Cannon broke the news on this plan in a private letter to appropriations committee members. They number 27 Democrats and 18 Republicans. Re outlined the fol- Ing officer, what he could bring | lowing procedure in the compiling that would please the air force J 0 f the giant, measure, most, and the answer came back: | \ group of subcommittees, «l- "No, h« won't. Not this time," insisted the lieutenant "You don't understand. This ia a red- seal conferecne. My orders ere not to let anyone even knock on the door." Examining the door, the newsman was surprised to find a red seal actually stuck on It. Herbert New Lobby U. Nelson, executive "Bring an entertainer." So Symington called Bob Hope. This was three days before Christmas, and Bob Hope hesitated. "I don't'like to leave my kids," he said. "Bring 'em along," countered Symington. | ready established, will hold hearings and make recommendations to the full committee. But instead ot the full committee, as in the past, passing on these recommendations, they will be referred to Cannon's new "executive" group. This select body will do the actual bill drafting. In effect, it will "Well, let me ask the wife," said h ave the last word, although fie Hope. In the end, the Hope family went. Hastily, he got together a piano player, a cowboy singer, a dancer, and, with his wife to help him, the impromptu Hope entourage flew to Alaska, staRcrl •; ven completed measure will be submitted to the lull committee for formal action. But with a measure of such gigantic proportions, the full committee's action will be only nominal. performances in two days, visited One thing Cannon did not dis- every post where American troops , close in his letter Is that he In- were stationed and brought them | tends personally to name the "exe- more joy than any other event of rutive" group. Also, he Is .not go- the winter. ; >ns to be bound by the traditional Hope rehearsed his act on the i seniority rule.. Says Cannon, "I airplane en route, but it didn't do n °t Plan to use seniority in sound like it. One crack that made a hit with the G. l.'s was: ; "Bing Crosby would have come too, but at the last minute he feiroff his wallet." : naming this executive committee. I am interested in getting members who .vill have the time to work and will work. I intend to name the five Democrats and "Yes, there's nothing Bing >*"• ««P«*>licans on this' Com wouldn't do for me," continued mittee." Hope, "and there's nothing "I wouldn't do for him. Yes, we spend all our time doing nothing for each other." NOTE: Rated one of .the most unselfish entertainers in the U. S. A., Bob Hope visited Washington about a year ago, spent all his time cheering up veterans in hospitals. Watching Big Businew It hasn't garnered many headlines, but one of the most Important probes on Capitol Hill has been the monopoly Investigation conducted by Congressman "Manny" Celler, chairman of the House judiciary committee. Handicapped for lack of funds, and despite terrific pressure from certain lobbyists, Celler has shown, among other things, how the big insurance companies now dominate the money market, have largely taken the place of Wall Street In loaning money to business. FDR set up the Securities & Exchange Commission to protect the public regarding stock and bond Issues. But today, many big business firms don't have to worry about SEC registration. They get their money from the insurance companies. As a result of his probe, Congressman Celler will propose legislation at this session putting teeth in the anti-trust act. "Today," says Celler, "General Electric Is involved In 16 different anti-trust, suits. Why? Because the penalties don't mean much. No jail sentences are ever Imposed. That's why the antitrust act Is a joke. But at this Congress we plan to put jail sentences into the act." "Kent Control Necessary"—HST Three recent White House visit* ors found Harry Trumen, the President, concerned about the nation's housing shortage; and Harry Truman, the father, worried over daughter Margaret's singing. Both subjects brought considerable feeling Into Truman's voice as he chatted with Senator Burnet Maybank of South Carolina, Senator John Sparkman of Alabama and Congressman Brent Spence of Kentucky, the big three on housing legislation. Sparkman put in a plug for his bill to authorize long-term loans and low Interest rates for middle- Income housing. "This is the last bill we need to make a well-rounded housing program," Sparkman observed. The President heartily agreed, added that rent control should also be renewed. He suggested holding off until April, then making a last-minute study before extending rent control. "I am convinced in my own mind," he stressed, "that rent con trol 1s absolutely necessary." TrusMn en Margaret's Singing Aa Spaijkman congratulated him on hla daughter's singins). the President changed to the role of father. "Margaret Is working hard. She Is taking two lesaona a day," Truman replied. He added that some critics had been harah on her, and his tone of voice indicated that thia hurt him worse than any Red Seal Secrecy The Pentagon has a new secrecy classification. A newsman discovered it by accident. He sought to enter the office of a general, only to be stopped by a young ieutenant. "You can't break in on him as you usually do," he warned, "he's in a secret conference." "Oh, I know about those conferences. He'll see me." political attack on himself. "But the people have been nice to her," he added. As the three congressional visitors were about to leave, Sparkman noted an ear of corn imbedded in a solid plastic prism on the President's desk. "Is that an ear of Iowa corn?" the senator from Alabama inquired. "I suspect it came from Iowa— or Missouri," replied the President. "I didn't think prize corn came from Missouri. I thought it was prize mules," Spence of Kentucky broke in. -» ' The President said that remind' ed him of a "terrible thing" that happened at a Missouri state fair. "They gave first prize," he said, "to two Kansas mules." > (Copyright, t»M>. by ••» •yndlcat*. Inc.i vice-president of the National Association of Real Estate Boards, !• quietly organising a new nationwide preasure outfit. Purpose vf the organisation li to play a decisive role in thia year'a Congressional elections. Nelson, who heads the powerful real estate lobby In Washington, revealed some highly interesting details about his plan In letters to congressmen and others. One Item concerned the payment of "honorarlumi or fees" to friendly congressmen "so that nothing i* overlooked.' Another Is that he has lined up 20 members Of Congress behind his plan, which he proposes to call the "Small Business Action Group." Representative Ralph Gwinn (R., N. Y.) is prominent In the movement. In a letter Nelson wrote: "In connection with your ravels, we can arrange with state associations to pay your expenses, [f It is your desire that there be :ees then I must arrange that in advance through our own committee or through our state associations. Also, in connection with other members of Congress who might help in this great movement, I am wondering If they would be willing to donate their services provided their expense* are paid. Will you let me know about this soon, so there will be no mistakes. "Our executive committee met Monday and they are deeply impressed and tremendously inter- sted in the whole program as \.; have developed It so far. If w« can get four or five of the other rade associations to unite in this effort, I am convinced that we can start a movement that will shake the whole party system in this country." In another letter Nelson wrote: "We are thinking of a new-type nation-wide organization for small businessmen which could be effectively used to wage the battle against complete destruction oC private enterprise among the millions of little fellows. For some years In the real estate construction field we have had some coordinated effort under the name of what is called 'the real estate lobby' simply to prevent government from taking over the housing field. Apparently that is not enough." Boasting about the progress he has -made in Congress, Nelson wrote a colleague: "I have an understanding with 20 member* of Congress about setting up a' new type of organization to fight the battles of small business. This is not quite the type of organization which you have been dreaming about, but it gets a little closer to it. My own contention is that the big words like freedom, private enterprise, free economy, etc., are not quite enough. We have to have the issues made more coficrete. Personally I want to attack the taxin power of the federal government as one of our basic attempts. If the taxing power of the federal government can be reduced, everything else will fall into line." CAPITAL CHAFF—West Virginia's tall, elegant Senator Matt Neely disdains pajamas. Instead he wears old-fashioned, floor-length nightgowns... . . The Republic:.n National Committee is trying to condense its forthcoming policy declaration to 150 words. The statement will be issued late this month for use at the annual Lincoln Day dinners throughout the country in February. Re- presentatlve Andrew Beimiller (D., Wis.) it sporting a new suit, the color of which he describes as "State Department blue." It is very dark. The World Bank will shortly announce a new $15,000,000 loan to Brazil, for construction of a big dam and hydro electric plant near Paulo Afonso. (Copyright. 1950, Post - Hill Syndicate. Inc.) 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