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>AOt fOUft ALTON EVENING TftLlOftAPM WIDNMDAY, JANUARY 11, 1150 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH daily MM* Son** suNcrlpae* art by earner; by mail, >M» • •«•» wHhltj 100 mllet! tt.OO beyond 100 mils* --- M second-«laea matter at the Matofflet, tf Alton, PL. Act e* cangfeaa, March «, Hit. mania or nu As AMoelawa PNSi I* MtttM for rcpubHeelMit ef all UM toeal •t «*n •• an •' teeai Advwtiiiifit - Mto *M tiM at UM Tciwrapn MiHwu rir AlWn ». National Advtrtl. trt Undid*.* Co. M«w Tart Oiteaia miei . _ afHe* III Jatt j HlJjISSSIilBSJaS ifctts*. Stress on Distress Of Tress Mess Recently in the national newi w»s reported sn incident where * wife's long hiir w« clipped short by her jcsloui hubby. A picture accompanied the story. The crew-cut definitely did nothing for the woman's appearance. Inaimuch is the hair— or lack of it, at the case may be — it an adjunct to the appearance of women, it might be well to post thii queuion to the male population: "Why would some men laugh when they saw the picture?" Obviously the lady whose tontorial tussle nude news was not trying to be funny, and, on the contrary, was probably greatly chagrined, embarrassed and distraught as a result of the hairUss hair-do. 'Tis a sad case, indeed, where a woman ii deprived of her prime secret weapon, the essence of the femme fatale, to-wit, her hair. Then life is tough, indeed. No matter how much the acts like a woman, there arc certain flint-hearted miles who will con sider only the shorn head, and in these villains her appearance will generate nothing but caddish mirth. We submit they are laughing at what might be termed the "unearned influence of sex." Their male giggles and lack of sympathy probably stem from a secret gloat over the defeat of cosmetics, of style. of daintiness and feminine lures. These attributes of womankind, exalted disproportionately in woman- worshipping, pinup America, arc defeated ignominiously by an impromptu short haircut. But let not the male of the species concentrate his gloating on the lady whose predicament ao recently made the front pages. In all likelihood, her situation ii ipart from the traits attributed to all women by critical men. Probably she has been made an unwilling and innocent figure in the undercurrent of man- woman conflict. Let's Keep the Postage Money Omt of Ratholes Washington dispatches indicate the current proposal for drastic raises in postal rates to wipe out the Post Office Department deficit have little chance of psssing Congress. This development is encouraging. The Telegraph has maintained that the Post Office Department should try first to determine how much it can save by economies under the Hoover Commission plan before whetting its knife for another slice of the public's cash.- One of the most important suggestions made by the Hoover Commission is to place selection of all postmasters under civil service. Underlining the importance of this suggestion is the fact that half of the civilian appointments made by President -Truman, acted upon by the Senate during the past session of Congress were those of postmasters. The postmaster nominations totalled 2711. Of these, 31 were withdrawn and 102 were not acted upon when the session closed. Civilian confirmations under other heads (public health service 996, federal boards and commissions (1, executive department top men K, and foreign service 418) totalled 25J3. In ether words, 2711 postnusterships in the country (snd that's far from all) have'been filled or are to be filled during the current session of Congress largely on.the basis of how nuny votes s msn can deliver. And the postmaster thus appointed must see to it that he serves as a good Man Friday for whatever high elective office holder may drop in on the community. Few businesses could operate on this basis. Certainly very few as large ss a First Class postoffice could. It is unfair tojhe public snd it is unfair to civil service employes of the Post Office Department who would like to do a conscientious job to have such conditions existing. It would be even more unfair to everyone concerned to raise posts! rstes before Congress had followed the Hoover Commission's proposal to take these postmasterships as far out of politics as possible. 8ft Years Ago January 11, 1925 Mr. and Mrs. John D. McAdame of Liberty street entertained 90 young boys and girl* at their home In honor of their daughter, Alice. Mn. Georgia Me- Adam* Clifford of St. Louis, titter of Mr. McAdams, entertained the children. A reception was held at the YMCA by trfembers of the DeMoJiiy Order In honor of Dr. E. W. Wllkln- ton of Muskogee, Okla., who wai a guett of hit brother, Dr. George K. Wilkinson, of Washington avenue. Mlu, Catherine O'Neill entertained the Sassy Susie club at her home on Henry street. Bunco was played and MlM Helen Murphy and Mitt Lucille Brown excelled and were awarded prize*. Mr*. Anna Beall of Eleventh ttreet wa* recovering from a recent Illnes*. Frank Chappee of 230.1 Kohler street loit two flngert on hli right hand when he met with an accident at Western Cartridge Co., where he had been employed. His hand was caught in machinery. Mrs. T. B. Gates of Denver, Colo., was the guest of her mother, Mrs. Annie Beall of Eleventh street. Miss Adeline GUI, a nurse at St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis, was recuperating from an attack of the grip at the home of her mother, Mrs. L. Caywood, on East Fifteenth street. The fruit store of Mike Crivcllo, which had for 30 years been located at 110 East Broadway, was moved to 204 Market street In the building that had been u»cd by the Alton, Granite A St. Louis Co. for a conductors' rest room. The storeroom on East Broadway was to be leased to the Kroger store. Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Baker of Ridge street were announcing the arrival of a son at St. Joseph's Hospital, Jan. 9. Marjorle Benner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Benner of Sanford avenue, underwent a minor operation at St. Joseph's Hospital. Miss Viola Peterson of East Sixth street and Robert Schneider of East Sixth street, both underwent surgery at St. Joseph's Hospital, Harry McVey, a native of Alton, who had been residing In East St. Louis, had died. McVey was to be buried in Oakwood Cemetery. The annual Rally of the Woman's Society of the Upper Alton Baptist Church was held at the home of Mrs. D. A. Wyckoff. The committee in charge of the meeting InclGded Mm. G. M. Potter, Mrs. Wyckoff, Mrs. D. T, Magill, Mrs. S. B. Stifler, Mrs. H. Burton, Mrs. W. W. Harrlman, Mrs. J. E. Walton, Mrs. E. E. Tyner, Mrs. Henrietta Hallam and Mrs. J. J. Beeby. Mrs. Ethel Merriman of 1731 Rodgers avenue was pending the week with her brother, Dr. Raymond Clifford of St. Louis. Mrs. E. H. Blair and mother, Mrs. L. A. Abbott of Henry street, were planning to move to Upper Alton. They were to occupy the Stelle cottage on -everett avenue and planned to rent their home on lenry street. Miss Emily Stanton of Langdon street was host- a ss to members of the Fldells class of First Presby- erlan Church. Miss Mary Budde had returned to Chicago after Says Congress Should Study ___ ' * Defense Costs WASHINGTON, Jan. 11—Judging by the headlines on ell sides, the President of the United States hat issued a budget and what he says will be spent Is the amount that's going to be spent. But the Constitution'of the United States says: N "No money shall be drawn from the treasury, but in consequence of appropriations made by law." So, while Mr. Truman has "recommended" that the nation shall increase Its public debt by a/iother $5,000,000,000, thus making an Increase of about $11,000,000,000 In the public debt In two fiscal years, the responsibility for this doei not rest on the White House directly. Mr. Truman blamed the Republicans who controlled the 80th Congress for reducing taxes and, as he says, causing a deficit. But he cannot blame the Republicans any more, because the Democrats control the 81st Congress and, If there's a deficit, it is the responsibility now of the Democrats. He might have cleared the air by putting the responsibility on Congress without regard to party. There"will be much criticism of the President's message on the budget because he doesn't recom mend more economies and attemp to balance income and outgo. Bu Mr. Truman knows that both Re publicans and Democrats may talk a lot about economy and yet are the first to protest any cuts In appropriations that affect their districts. Also just now when the business situation, despite the rosy forecasts, li delicate enough to be upset by a curtailment of spending, actual economizing of a drastic nature isn't going to be popular except Jn theory. It Is unfair, therefore, to put all the blame on the President. It is true that he could find ways to economize but he'§ playing the game the other way now—he is a vfalt of two weeks with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. August Budde of 1222 Rodemeyer avenue. Miss Ruth Shafer of East Fourth street had gone to Jerseyville to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. N. J. Shnfer. George Cartwrlght of Rodgers avenue, who was employed at, Luer Bros., was enjoying a three-week vacation with friends in South Carolina. !*'• • lUugh J«b, •••ate* Oejr Schools It's s rough job — being a member of the school board these days. Just rescued from the coit-of-teachcn problem by the city's approval of a tax raise, the board now faces that of building a new school amid still high costs of construction and equipment. Our present school board gives all evidences of rendering the problem before it deep and conscientious study. It seeks not only to give the public the most for its money, but to make the limited amount of public money go around. If you don't think so, read Tuesday's school board meeting story. The board members are spending many long snd vexing hours in their work. And, unlike many other public servants, they receive no compensation for the work except the satisfaction of a job well done in the end — and whatever praise they may get from constituents. The Ser««w f ih«>~Tire k the Call for Help We were agreeably surprised recently, in the dsys of snow-slick streets, to notice the rmponie of the patting pedestrian to the plight of the marooned motorist. Th* starter whin, the engine springs into life, snd the gears are properly engaged. But wha' happen? The wheels spin futilcly, the car remains beside the curb, sad the motorist swears softly. But that scream of the whizzing tire trcsd brings aid in the fora of the passerby. He signals others nearby, and, with • few nudges, they eitricstc the now-mollified motorist from his oncs-imnwvsbU position. Vhereupon, with a nod of his noggin snd s honk of nil horn, he is agsin on hit wav. And whit become* of the emwhile pedestrian? He gcii into his own W, ateps on the starter, the engine springs into •!*•'••• 5O Years Ago January 11, 1900 Death of Edward Balster, 83, prominent farmer near Bethalto, was ascribed to shock In repelling a burglar who had sought to force entrance to his home six weeks earlier. The elderly man had secured his shotgun, driving off the intruder who first sought to batter In the door, then'enter by a window. But the excitement brought on a physical reaction, and Balster grew steadily weaker until his life ebbed away. Surviving were his wife and six children: Diederlch, John, Henry, and Edward, Mrs. Annie Westhoff and Mrs. Fredericks Zimmerman. Bnlster had resided In the Bethalto community 43 years. The city took Initiative In the contest for the oil inspectorship on behalf, of City Inspector M. Mahoney. Mayor Young had the police chief detail an officer to procure evidence that the Standard Oil Co. was selling oil within the city without Inspection. He planned to bring a test case against the company, snd it was expected this incidentally would settle (he broader question of the validity of the Yager Park annexation. Alton Packing Co. stockholders elected as directors J. E. Hayner, Henry Meyers. A. A. Sotler. Balscr Schless, and Edward Rodgers. The directors (hen named Schiess president; Hayner, treasurer; Fred Glllhain, secretary; Meyers, manager, and Sotier, assistant manager; William Agne had chosen to retire us secretary, but was to remain with (he company. Afier bids were opened in the office of Architect ^felffcnberger, a contract was awarded (o Vincent Wardeln (o erect the new Beall Bros, warehouse and office at $2968. A separate contract for the plumb- ng was sivcn lo R. Curdle. Charles Beall, on a trip o St. Louis, ordered a 60-horsepower steam engine or the new shops In the former Usrstang plant, the Id engine there being of Insufficient power. The iew catalogue of telephone subscribers Issued by Central Union Telephone Co., contained 435 names, large increase In patrons having been secured in he year. John Recher, jr., died at (he family home, 811 last Third, after M Illness of a week of pneumonia. he young man had been employed at the glass works. Michael Goehler, 73, died after long illness at his home in Alton Park. Mrs. John Sliitz was his nearest surviving relative. The funeral of Mrs. James Crangle was conducted al Godfrey by the Rev. Fairbank. Her husband and her son, Robert, were (o return immediately to (heir home at Shreveport. B. M. Burke, superintendent of the Carllnvillc telephone exchange, stopped here enroute (o Bunker Hill, where he wa« (o arrange for extending a telephone line to Woodburn. Dr. G. Taphorn was called to West Alton to attend William Rodcrfelt, 37, who suffered a compound fracture of (he leg in felling a tree on an island in the Missouri, about two miles from hli home. John R. Hamtnan of Fosterburg and Miss Elizabeth Longschtr of Woodburn were licensed to wed. Mrs. II. J. Klunk went to Jerseyvilla to attend the funeral of Dr. T. A. Kingston. So They Say... We are opposed to Imperialism. We flatly and firmly reject it for ourselves snd oppose It when practiced by others. We shall continue to oppose in particular the blatant imperialism of Soviet Russia in Asia.—Philip C. Jessup, administration adviser on Far Eastern ijffalra, hoping that a situation will stabilized business be productive of higher and higher revenues and that the budget will be balanced out of receipts from existing rates. •Some changes in the tax rates are to be expected, and these will yield a "moderate" amount of revenue, but in the main there isn't any Intention in Congress now of abandoning deficit financing. The deficits are the largest ever experienced In peacetime. They are due not merely to expenses for past wars and future wars, as the apologists for deficit spending claim. The fact is that expenditures not falling in these classifications — that is, the normal expenses of government — are lo receive an Increase of $1,000,000,000 if Mr. Truman's recommendations are accepted. A certain glib way of referring 1o the budget has arisen. Someone adds up the expenses for the military, the appropriations for veterans, the interest on the public debt and lumps together all these as expenses "for past wars and future wars." This is supposed to quiet any protests. For it is assumed that the citizen will agree that expenses of past wars must be met and that everybody wants an adequate national defense to prevent a future war or to be ready to figtu that war if it breaks out. So, 71 percent of the budget is removed from consideration or debate at once, and the citizen is asked to consider that only in the remaining 29 percent is there any room for a difference of opinion. As a matter of fact, there is more waste in the 71 percent than anywhere else. This is because the government ii run on a "hush- hush" basis and anybody who comes up with a more economical way to get national defense is usually told he can't discuss it because to rebut the argument means disclosing information about our strategic >lans or their collateral phases. The Congress ii charged with the duty of penetrating the camouflage that has surrounded national defense expenditures. It is responsible also for failing to check up on the manner in which the Treasury has been raided by.all sorts of schemes whereby veterans who were not injured in psst wars are now collecting benefits for disabilities really not connected with service in wartime. If only the truly needy veterans were assisted, there would be less expense to the ;ovei-nmeiu. It is among such items (hat an economically minded Congress could make substantial cuts. But the Congress is political and the pressures to spend have political implications. I Robert S-Allen Report* Lobby Probe Delayed "Pop, if you were ao crazy about Greek when you were in high school, how come you switched to detective stories?" Pear son 9 8 Merry-Go-Round Union Tax Case WASHINGTON, Jan. 11. — This column recently exposed the manner in which Mid-Continent Petroleum had settled a $6,000,000 income tax evasion case for only $3,000,000, after Internal revenue agents had recommended criminal prosecution. Here is another case, this one Involving a labor union. The chief difference between the two cases is that the Truman administration, despite 'its great avowed friendship for labor, has not yet let the union get away with it. Although the union tax fraud has been delayed for one year, it may still be prosecuted. The big oil company :ase, on the other hand, was quietly settled on the inside and was never allowed to get to the Justice Department for criminal prosecution. ' The labor case involves three organizers of the United Textile Workers (CIO) — Toby Mendes, "rank Bartholomew, and J. H. Turner, who are charged with encouraging workers to falsify their ax returns at the Simmons Matress Co., Roanoke Rapids, N. C. The Simmons company was in .he middle of a fight over whether the plant should or should not be organised by the United .Textile Workers, and as one inducement o join the union the three organizers offered to show workers how o save money on their income axes. They saved money all right, but argely by swearing out false hurch contributions, travel ex- lenses, gambling losses, etc. Phony Church Contributions Gifts to churches in Roanoke Rapids, according to the income So it may that deficit be taken for granted spending is here to ax returns, were so high that one readier remarked: "If we had received all the contributions that have been deducted from the income tax returns around here, we wouldn't have to pass the collection plate again." Treasury investigators secured scores of sworn affidavits from mlllworkers telling how the union organizers encouraged them to fill out fraudulent tax returns. Here is one example of a conversation between Toby Mendes and a mill- worker. Mendes: "How much do you donate to church?" Mill worker: . "I don't go to church." Mendes: "Do you pass by s church on your way to work?" Worker: "Yes." Q: "What church?" A: "The Methodist Church." Q: "Fine. You gave a $300 donation to the Methodist church last year." Q: "Do you ever gamble?" A: "No," Q: "Do you ever play cards for fun?" A: "Yes." Q: "Fine. You lost $300 in gambling debts last year." ' Union vs, Company In previous years, the Simmons company had supplied accountants to help workers make out their taxes, but Chief Organizer Mendes told workers that the company did not have their interest at heart and that the union would save them money. Mendes also claimed that he and the two other union organizers were former internal revenue agents, knew the Inside ropes on how to save money. Later it turned out that only one of the organizers ever had been connected with Internal revenue, and then only as a file clerk in Washington. After T-men unearthed the phony tax returns, and in the course of their investigatio , Mendes and Bartholomew burst into the tax collector's office in the basement of the postoffice building at Roanoke Rapids. Four T-men were in the room: James White, Woodrow Blue, both deputy collectors, and Agents Arthur Selby and Joseph A. Taglieri of the intelligence unit. I understand you are looking for me," said Mendes. "You don't have to look for me. Here I am." There being no comment, Mendes continued: "I understand you are investigating the returns we made out." • Agent Selby admitted this was a possibility. "Well, I wouldn't if I were you," Mendes warned. "You may get into trouble." Wire-pulling In Washington The fraudulent tax .returns were fot the year 1947, and the Treasury Department concluded its in- WASHtNGTON, Jan. 11.-Th House lobby Investigating commit tee will not open hearings nex week, as planned. These have been put over until next month. Several reasons are responslbl for the unannounced delay: <1) The committee still has no decided which lobby to tackl first. Chairman Frank Buchanan (D., Pa.) is proceeding cautious! on this in order to be certain o having a "strong case". He ha called a meeting for next Monday to consider the matter. (2) Delay of two committee members, Clyde Doyle (D., Calif.) and Joseph P O'Hara (R., Minn.), in returning to Washington. (3) Scheduled hearings by several other commit tees on the steel price boost. House leaders pointed out to Buchanan that these proceedings will hold the spotlight and advised postpon Ing his hearings until the other are out of the way. Lame-Duck Lobbyists Here Is a list of former congressmen who are registered Washington lobbyists. Sixteen are Democrats; seven Republicans, The list is in addition to the five lobbyist lame duck senators published in this column last week. California—John M. Costello Clarence F. Lea, Albert E. Carter, Jerry Voorhls; Indiana—Ralph K, Updike sr., Hobert A. Grant, John W. Bpehne, jr., Gerald W. Landis, Georgia— Robert Ramspeck, Malcolm E. Tarver; Virginia—Clifton Woodrulh, Winder R. Harris; Missouri—Jasper Bell, Albert L. Reeves jr.; New York—John J. O'Con nor; Texas—Fritz G. Lanham; Alabama—Carter Manasco; New Jersey—Fred ansas—Clyde Hartley jr.; Ark« Ellis; Oklahoma- stay fo some time and that the dollar will be worth less and less as the inflationary trend in Ameri- aa ia gradually lengthened. (••production Rlghti tUicrvwli Toonerville folk* You WOULPN'T THINK THE WATER SHORTAGE WOULD INTERFERE WITH THE TROLLEY SERVICE BUT IT PIP vestigation in 1948. More than a year elapsed after that, during which Mendes apparently tried to carry out his threat. For no prosecution was ordered in Washington. U4on officials claimed that the company had inspired the tax probe; that it was a part of intimidation tactics used by the Simmons company to prevent the organization of their mills. Internal revenue agents, however, claimed that the company kept hands off. They said that Frank Williams, manager of the mill, told them he didn't want to have anything to do with the matter, didn't even want to hear anything about it. Finally, after more than one year's dickering and delay in Washington, the Justice Department sent the case lo Bryce H. Holt, U. S. attorney in Greensboro, N. C., for criminal prosecution. Holt, however, has informed the Justice Department that he is op posed to prosecution. He justifies this on the ground thst the three union organizers got no financial return for preparing fraudulent returns and that prosecution of the case in court would boil down to a battle between labor and management. That is the status of the case as of today. (Copyright. 1930. by Bell Syndicate. Inc.i Enlistments Open In U. S. Air Force Although during January the US Army is accepting enlistments for men who have been discharged less than 90 days In order to Insure that its strength will be kept within budetary limitations, there are no restrictions on enlistments for the US Air Force according to a spokesman of (he Alton US Army & US Air Force Recruiting Station. High school graduates and men between (he ages of 17 and 34 wi(h or without prior military service can now apply for enlistment in the US Air Force at the local recruiting Station located at room 105, City Hall. The locsl recruiting station Is open Monday through Friday 8 to 5 Telephone Wesley E. Disney; West Virginia Robert L. Hogg; Minnesota— Elmer J. Ryan; Illinois—James M. Barnes. Fifteen other lame-duck cc gressmen are members of law firms which have filed under the lobby registration act. Also, the House lobby investigating com mittee has information concerning lobbying activities by several score other former members of Congress who have not registered as lobbyists. Committee investigators are making a special study of this. Local Boosters At the Capitol luncheon in honor of Speaker Sam Rayburn's 68th birthday, he and President Truman engaged in goodnatured raillery over the merits of meat from their home states. Complimenting the hosts, Senator Lyndon Johnson and Representative Wright Patman of Texas, on the tasty steaks that had been served, the President remarked, "I am sure they came from Kansas City. You can always tell a Kansas City steak. If It's sweet and tender, then it came from Kansas City." "That isn't the way I heard it," grinned ,Rayburn. "Kansas City may claim such steaks, but they come from prize Texas beeves." Labor Free-for-all Four other unions have jumped! into the bitter brawl between the excelled, leftist-controlled United Electrical Workers and the CIO's new International Union of Electrics! Workers. Also trying to grab off some of the former's 350,000 dues-paying members are the AFL Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, the International Association of Machinists, the United Auto Workers, and John L. Lewis' catch-all District 50. As a result, the UE-IUE fray has become a dizzy free-for-all. District 50 is making a vigorous drive to organize electrical workers in West Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee. The Machinists have gobbled up several UE locals; and the AFL Electrical Workers and Auto Workers are planning to take part in affiliation elections in 25 plants. On top of this development the new IUE has another headache: a sharp behind-the-scenes tussle for the presidency between James Carey and Fred Kelley, Lynn, Mass., leader. Carey headed UE before the left-wingers took over, and was a prime mover in setting up the IUE. He has the private backing of Phil Murray. New Mexico Melee Add New Mexico to the growing list of states thst will have hectic primary battles this year. New Mexican Democratic leaders are squaring off for a real go-round over the governorship. Represent- atlve John Miles, former governor, has announced he will run for the office again. The state's other con. gressman, Representative Antonio Fernandes, says he will back Miles. But Senators Dennis Chn- vez and Clinton Anderson art against Miles. Chavez favors Attorney-General Joe Martinez. Anderson Is trying to put Stats Chairman Bryan Johnson Into the race. And former Gov. Clyde Ting. ley has let It be known he Is thinking of running. Said Tlngley, "i can walk and still outrun all of these birds." Meanwhile, former Representative and Gov. John J. Dempsey has thrown his hat Into the ring for another whirl' at Congress. Because New Mexico did not reap. portion after the 1940 census, iti congressmen are elected at-larg* the same as senators. A. H. Cempton May Head Atom Board Chancellor Arthur H. Compton, of Washington University, St. Louis, is a strong possibility si chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission. The 58-year-old Nobel prite win- nlng physicist heads the Hit of those under consideration by President Truman to succeed David Lllienthal who retires next month. (Editor's Note: Chancellor Compton spoke at the DeMolay Honor's Award banquet here three years ago.) Compton is a brother of Dr. Carl Compton, former head of the Massachusetts Institute of Techno- ogy who recently gave up the chairmanship .of the Defense Department's research and develop. nent board because of poor health. The St. Louis Chancellor ivon the' Nobel Prize in 1927. Washington University has re. search contracts with the Atomic Energy Commission, and Complon has been a leader in X-ray r«« earch many years. He Is now in ndia on a scientific mission, and s due to return in a few weeks. Douglan Overruled Supreme Court Justice William )ouglas has been over-ruled. Champing at the bit to resuma work, he was all ' set to do so he first of the year. But his octors stepped in and pronounced n emphatic "no." They insist e is still not fully recovered from ast fall's accident, when a horse oiled over him smashing num. rous ribs and puncturing a lung. Convalescing at a ranch near ucson, Ariz., Douglas contended e was well and fit again. But fter a series of X-ray examina- ons, the doctors over-ruled him, acked strongly by Mrs. Douglas, hey found his lung was still in weakened condition, and warned gainst going back to Washihg. on's grlppy weather in the winter. oughts groused considerably, but n the end, bowed to the edict. Note: This year's Supreme Court docket is lighter than usual. While there has been no diminution In the number of cases filed, the tribunal has accepted a lesser number for consideration. Capitol Chaff Recently-elected Representative ack Shelley (D., Calif.) holds two obs. In addition to being a mem. »er of Congress, he is also presi- ent of the California State Feder- tion of Labor. As a result, he swinging a lot more weight at emocratic National Committee lan rookie congressmen usually p. . . . Four Latin-American ountries will hold .presidential elections this year —Nicaragua Guatemala, Uruguay and Brazil. Armed upheavals are practically certain in the first three. . . . The U. S. Chamber of Commerce is the latest to throw a free luncheon for Washington women in order to get a big turnout. This practice, started several years ago by the CIO, when it • released its 'irst economic report in support of a wage boost, has become general in the Capital. The Chamber ol Commerce luncheon is for its new president, Herman W. Steinkraus, who will discuss "Current Legislative and Economic Issues." (Copyright. 1950. Post - Hall Syndicate. Inc.) The State of Rio Grande do Brazil will spend $530,000 for tractors and highways. Wild Swine Antw«r to Previous Puzile National Honor Society Induction at Alton High members will be Inducted into the National Honor Society tonight at Alton Senior Hick School. • ^ Ceremonies will begin at I p. m. Officers will also be chosen for the new semester, which begins the latter part of January, following mid-season graduation. 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