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»AOI mm ALTO* IVIHtHO TtLIOIIAPH THUftlDAY, JANUAMY It, 1IM ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH *9 Alton telegraph pnntlni compear ft OOUgUfr. Managing EtfHar. PttMtahed dally except Sunday; subscription fee fretftly by earner; by mill, P.oo • wHnia 100 miteai tl.oo awyand 1QP mite* Entered at accofld-clMe matter at the poatoffiee, at Alton, m., Act of Congress, Mnrch S, liTt, i at nu, tlM Anoclitad PtNt li MiHttse e*cluiiv«i» le tot rcpubilectiMi of «1) tM Meal new* prmtce M •ewiMper M «*U M til (A Local Advmi«lnc - Rate* «M| eotiti«ci infonMtMt SB) application •« the telefripti tmtlnen nfftee Ut Beit Broadway. Alton. HI. National AdwrtHlnj "~ West HollMt? Co. New York Ctlle«fl« Ul * IW I * * •••» tflft RCPfMstfrtsnlVft Mrs*. A Losing Raee for School Boards §o Far There was a time when folks expected the World War II inflated birthrate to turn downward within a few years. That, some laid, might relieve Hi of the necessity for a continued school building prdgFSm— for instance. Nearly 4 '/i years after VJ Day, however, at least Madison County is continuing upward in its birthrate. During 1949 births totalled 4017—mort than twice the 1823 death* that occurred, and 14J more than the number of births during 1948. It appears those who have been predicting a continued victory for the stork have won at least another round. But if one were drawing a cartoon on the subject, he might picture the school as the referee—taking quite a few wild fisticuffs on the chin. It would appear for certain that the Alton school district is a long way from catching up with its building program. And it would also appear it is getting insufficient aid from the building industry and workers in solving that problem, judging by the difficulty the Alton board is meeting in letting a contract on * building in what might be termed now an already-outdated program. For this program doubtless must be added to and expanded if it is to keep up with the bare demands mad* upon it by our bifths. Quitting Time Is Sad Time for Some Recently the question v/as put to a friend by a man who had just been retired because he was a mere 65 years old: "What shall I do?" It is not a question easily answered. Many a man who has longed for complete freedom to rise and retire every day at sn hour he would choose; who would like, he thought, to have liberty to enjoy as many hours every day as he might like, views with diminishing joy the approach of the day when he is to quit his every day's work not to return because his employers have provided for him a pension. It is no optional choice with him. He must retire and begin considering himself a superannuated person, no matter how capable he may still be. Most men at 65 years, who have taken reasonably good care of themselves, and refrained from excess of "bad habits" can pasi "retirement" age in s state of health and usefulness that it the tops of their whole career. There is no way of fixing by general rule tfce time /or any man to retire so that both he and hit former employer may enjoy the remainder of his year* in benefit and contentment. The truth is that a large percentage of men who liave been busy all their lives, and have enjoyed working, take * dip in their powers after they retire and would have been much better off if they could have stayed on the job. It would also have been better for the firms that retired them had they kept valuable employes who were still st peak of usefulness. Some men who hsve retired do solve the question asked in the first sentence of this article. But there it a large percentage of the whole number who know that their joyful anticipations of years of ease and happiness were just snares and delusions. Especially is this true of men who have used work as » hobby, without cultivating recreational sidelines during the years they did work. 25 Years Ago January 12, 1925 John H. Hellrung of the John H. Hellrung Real tstate Co., at 111 Henry street, had reported that someone had entered his office. The file* and draw ers had been ransacked but nothing had been found miseing. Hellrung stated that no money was left in the office overnight, The residence of frank Voorhees of the Modern Systems Construction Co., at 2001 State, had been damaged by a roof fire. The blaze was caused by a spark from the flue and was seen by ft neighbor, Newt Parker, who warned members of the household. Voorhees estimated the loss at approximately $200. Mrs. Ssra A. Magulre, 80, died at her home, 610 Forest, place, after an illness of two months. She was the widow of Jacob Magulre, who died June 23, ]924. She was survived hy four children, C. E. Maguire, street commissioner of Wood River, and Mrs. Charles Monk of Alton, Mrs. Henry Eckhard of Denver, Colo., and Mrs. Belle Hughes of Alton. A number of Altonians were In Springfield to attend the Inaugural reception of Oov. Small, and the Inaugural ball. Among those from here to attend were: H. C. Wllhlte, Hugh Horstman, J. A. Glberson, C. H. Degenhardt, Dr. W. H. C. Smith and Dr, C. E. Trovlllion. Dr. F. M. Kane, demist. In the Times Building, suffered a painful injury to the middle finger of his left hand. When enrouto to a funeral service the door of the automobile In which he was riding was accidentally slammed on the finger Up. Medical attention wa» necessary. Miss Henrietta Arnold quietly announced her engagement to Kelly Turner. Miss Arnold, daughter of Mrs. Chris Arnold, had not set a wedding date. She was employed in the office of Western Cartridge Co. and her Jinnee was with Illinois Glass Co. Miss Virginia Parrish of 1615 Liberty street was hostess to members of the Beta Gamma Upsilon sorority. Mrs. Edward O'Brien of Henry street entertained- In honor of the eighth birthday anniversary of her daughter, Mildred. Guests Included Catherine Wendel, Virginia Welnrlch, Catherine Goeken, Clara Metzler, Walter Schultz, Victor Schultz, Joseph Schultz and Barnard Welnrlch. The engagement of Miss Marion B. Hottenstein, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Hottenstein of Allentown, Pa., to J. Birney Crum, star quarterback of the Muhlenberg College football team two years before, and now coach at the Carnegie High School, Carnegie, Pa., had been announced. The wedding was o take place during the Easter season. Barney Crum was the son of Mr. and Mrs. M. R. Crum of 1813 Park avenue. B. O. Hammond had gone to Portland, Me., where he had accepted a position as foreman in a foundry. -le had been active In Boy Scout work here. Miss Mildred McGinnls of St. Louis was visiting elatlves in Alton. •* Helen Dickey of Pearl street underwent major surgery at St. Joseph's Hospital. Robert L'Heureux of Pearl street submitted to urgery at St. Joseph's Hospital. The Telephone •• • Barometer of Growth Fifty years ago, the number of tcleph~onci in Alton was 435. In 1900, the Central Union Telephone Co. published its "catalogue," which lined 435 si the total number of phones. A scpsrste toll board had been installed, and other improvements had been nude, and the force of operators had been increased. During the half-century that has elapsed, the telephone industry has been revolutionized. The Central Union later adopted the name Bell, as part of the big system; then the Kinlocli operated an exchange, snd Alton had two telephone companies. Still later, the Kinloch was absorbed by the Bell, which it today the Illinois Bell Telephone Co., a part of the gttat A, T. & T. Today, the number of residence phones in Alton it .clots to 11*500. Last October, when new rates went into effect, the Bell announced that residence phones on the Alton exchange numbered 11,274, and in Wood River, 5676. In Alton, the number of business phones wu 1835 and in Wood River, 1)0— a total for Alton of 16,111 and for Wood River, •JOf. The number of all phones in the AI ton ^ Wood River exchange thus was 22,617. From 455 to 16,111 phones in Alton indicates the tremendous growth of the telephone industry, snd the huge progress of our city; and the 22,617 in Alton-Wood River show the giant Itridei made by OUT district. Soothing Syrup For the Taxpayer With tM season arriving, the suggestion has been made by the news office statistician that somt soft won! should be coined to substitute for the harsh Ufa, "taxes." i Legally, the term "saloon" lus been ruled out in favor of the dulcet "tavern," and "paupers" are now recipients of aid or some such btnciicience. Insofar as taxes are concerned, this argument contends taxes are more widespread than taverns 'and paupcri sod, therefore, should b* accorded sn •vca greater respect. * Perhaps we could refer to income taxes as "Unev- tltac* paid to the U. S.," and city taxts si "eco- •kf lor the municipal government." Or* Vf might continue as we have in the past •pi fftM* by whatever nam« w« customarily it just isn't proper to put such 5O Years Ago January 12, 1900 Interest within Alton division of the Naval Reserves had so declined that Lt. H. H. Hewitt expressed the belief that It was threatened with disintegration. He was considering resignation as commander. New insurance written by the local staff of the Metropolitan agency had won the four members, W. J. Redman, Oscar Cunningham, and O, D. Gllson, and C. W. Krcmer, a trip to New York at company expense. The group was to be treated to a stay of a week in the nation's metropolis. W. R. Hudgens of Kellenbcrger A Co. was announced ;>y Dozler Bakery to be manager of the branch it was to establish here In the Yeakel building on Second street. William Fluent was engaged in repairing the ferry boat dock on the levee. The C. & <A. had completed strengthening its bridge over Wood River on its Alton branch, and the bridge crew now was doing similar work on its trestle over Shields branch. When the job here was completed-, the line would be ready to carry the new and heavier fast passenger trains now being routed over the Cut-off. C. M. Yager, who was having his North Street tract graded for platting into building lots In the spring had decided to call the subdivision Tlpton Heights. Farmers who used the Alton Cycling Club's cinder path to Godfrey as a walkway were reported up in arms because it had been used by wagons and other horse-drawn vehicles. At several points, posts were being erected in the path in a manner to block the route to wagons. Dlmmock Burgess was notified of his appointment as a railway mail clerk. He had taken the examination In April, 1899, later being notified he had passed In a top ranking. A Bloomlngton newspaper said William YPager. now n full-fledged passenger engineer on the C. & A., would move to Bloomington because of assignment to a run from that city. Citizens Bank officers had been re-elected: A. Schlafly, president; L. Pfelffenborger, vice-president; and Charles Stelzel, cashier. James Thrush was seriously ill at his Ridge street home. E. J. Lockyer was laying the foundations for Benll Bros, new storeroom. Mr. and Mrs. William Watts of Hast Sixth were called to Springfield by Illness of her brother, Thomas Solomon. Miss Roberta Gibson, daughter of Dr. R. Gibson of Upper Alton, was ill. EAST ALTON.--Henry Schaucrte, jr., suffered on arm fracture while at work at the powder mill. C. J. Ferguson was at Springfield, Mo., visiting his uncle, William Kveryum, former railroad operator and agent hero for 22 years. Hurry Pegues had broken his nun In i\ tall while skating on Wood river. W. D. Stobbs suffered severe Injury to two fingers while working at tho kog shop. Mrs. S. M. Hawkins and daughter, Mrs. T. J. Paddock, escaped Injury In a runaway after n shaft of their buggy broke, causing tho lun'so to take fright. Eli Moycr petitioned City Council lor a lease on a portion of tho island west of the glass works. So They Say».. They (pension plans retiring workers after 65) should help tho nuui of -15, because the employer doesn't have to worry so much about what happens to this man at 65. That Is true if tho old-nee benefits are proportioned to tho number of years the man has. worked for the concern.—Arthur J. Altmeyer, head of Federal Social Security Administration. True readiness Involves measures to cop* with all types of potential enemy ai lucks, including conventional bombing and bacteriological and chemical warfare,—Dr. John R. Stcolmaii, acting chairman of U»*> National Security Kosourcc* Board. DefenseBtidget Drawn Up In ShipshodWay WASHINGTON, Jan. 12,—Noth- lnft perhaps IIIUMNtM more {Mill* fully the silpahod manner In wMeh the defense budget hai been made up than Secretary of Defenee John' ton's revelation thM hfl turned the matter over to Gen. Ef8»n« hower to determine lor htm. This Is a violation of the spirit and the letter of the unification taw. There Is nothing in the unification law which permits the eec« retary of defense to delegate to any military officer or former military 'officer the responsibility for carrying out the duties of either the comm»nder-ln-chlef or the secretary of defense. Yet here is the way the United Press reported Mr t . Johnson's press conference on the subject of the budget of the armed services: "Johnson denied any arbitrary 'dividing up' of funds Allotted for the military budget In fixing the amounts for the army, navy and air force. The air force was allotted more money for next year than this year while the army and navy suffered cut*. "Johnson said that Gen. Elsen- hower supervised the division of the available fund! to the three services on a basis of best fit ting them to carry oat their assigned defense missions. Me said that Eisenhower- drew up three budgets—'Ike I, Ike II, Ike III.' The last was substantially the defense budget •ubmltted to Congress by President Truman, Johnson said." The unification law specifically forbidi the appointment of anybody ai secretary of defense who has been a member of the armed services during the previous ten years. The purpose of this was to keep the control of the funds strictly within civilian hands. It also, by Implication, forbids the secretary of defense to delegate his duties. v It will be argued that Gen. Els- enhower's opinion was sought merely as an adviser. But the publicity given to the advice is clear Indication of an attempt to place upon Gen. Eisenhower the responsibility for dividing Up the available funds. It is evident that Mr. Johnson was not willing to entrust this job to the joint chiefs of staff for the reason that they naturally champion the cause of their respective services. It is assumed by Mr. Johnson that Gen. Eisenhower's popularity with the public will relieve the secretary of the responsibility of dividing Side Glances at* the budget among the three services and that the public will assume the general is the most competent man to do the Job. Gen. Eisenhower Is an army officer. He had command of land forces primarily in Europe. There were times when he had command of the air forces, and in particular operations when landings occurred he had command* of the navy, too. But Gen. Eisenhower would be the first to admit that he Is unfamiliar with the way the war was fought in the Pacific. He Is not fitted either by training or background to state just what the air force or the navy, with its air forces, should have in the way of money to carry out their missions. So would Adm. King or Adm. Halsey be unfitted to split up the budget of the armed services. The essence of the unification law is the complete control of the defense budget by civilians. It was Intended to let the military advisers set the strategy but, unfortunately, the joint chiefs of staff, after having agreed unanimously on how the missions and roles should be carried out, do differ on what funds shall be allotted to each .other's services. Recently the committee for economic development suggested a civilian set of advisers for the President to work with the civilian secretaries of defense, army, navy and air force. That would place the responsibility squarely on the President, where it belongs. Today the defense budget consists of about $13,500,000,000. Of this sum, the army and air force now take two-thirds. The navy gets one-third. With triplication instead of unification, the defense budget is eight to ten times what It was in pre-war days, and the army gets about as much as the air force, though It has been argued In some quarters that air force intercontinental bombing would win a war anyway and that hence ground operations will not be decisive. (Reproduction Right* R«r*rvedi Tooaervllle Folks* "They've quit fighting in the apartment across the court —I auppoae he finally saw the light and admitted he was wrong." ' Pearson's Merry-Go-Round Rayburn Honored WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 —President Truman > attended a private birthday luncheon for Speaker Sam Rayburn last week at which ho presented Sam with a new hat. "Sam Is the only man I know," commented the President, "who could stay In Washington over 40 years and still wear the ramo size hat he wore when he came here. I don't know what kind of a hat this is," Truman continued, "but I'll show you how to fix It." Showing he hadn't lost his touch ai a haberdasher, Truman flipped the hat Into shape and planted it ceremoniously on Rayburn's head. As the guests roared, Rayburn yanked it down over his ears. The President also kidded Rayburn about his age. "Vice-President Barkley tells me when he was a kid, he used to listen to Sam on the lecture platform," Truman confided. "But, in View of Barkley's known age, I'll be darned if I can understand how Sam can be just 68." Florid* vs. Texas Grapefruit First course at the luncheon In honor of • famous Texan was grapefruit, which caused the President to remark: "I understand this grapefruit came ' from Florida." • "Yes, I am sure this Is Florida grapefruit," agreed Chief Justice Fred Vinson. "Now I know it is Florida grapefruit," declared the President, "because the Supreme Court has already handed down a decision that it's Florida grapefruit." "You'll have to wait until I prepare my dissent," differed Justice Tom Clark, a Texan. "I am going to claim that it came from Texas.." Bipartisan Birthday The luncheon was attended by both Democrats and Republicans, all close friends of the .speaker. This caused Sen. Lyndon Johnson, master of ceremonies, to announce it was a "bipartisan birthday luncheon." Later he introduced Rayburn as "a man who has made his friends proud and his critics ashamed." With a voice sometimes choked with emotion, Rayburn told how he was one of 11 children, spoke of their early troubles and struggles, boasted that seven still came home for Christmas dinner last year. "No place in the world could we have had the opportunity we have had In America," he said. Rayburn went on to say that he believed "97 or 98 percent of the world are good people and have good In them. I haven't any room In my heart or time in my life for hatred. I love people and I believe in them. . . . Under the leadership of a plain man from the farm lands of Missouri, we have taken the courage to lead the world for good and righteousness. I believe we will succeed." Bmall-BuslnMs Champion The House small business -committee will dish out some unsavory, but Important, facts on the alarming growth of monopoly in a forth- THE TERRIBLE TEMPERBP M* BANG TAKES TMB PINS OUT OF A PAfR OF NEW PAJAMAS coming report to Congress. The committee, headed by spade-calling Rep. Wright Patman of Texas, will say in part: "If monopoly continues at the present rate,'either the giant corporations will control all our markets, the greatest share o: our wealth, and eventually, government or our government will be forced to intervene with some form of direct regulation of business. "Either choice is inimical to those who believe in the American system of democratic government and free enterprise." The committee will recommend a complete overhauling of the Federal Trade Commission, charging that the FTC has not given adequate protection to little business men trying to compete with big monopolies. Perhaps more important, the Patman report will recommend these changes in the antitrust laws: 1. A provision barring corporation officials convicted of monopolistic practices from resuming their jobs for a specified period after the conviction. 2. A provision that the United States, as well as private individuals,' may bring treble-damage actions for violations of the antitrust laws. 3. A provision that fines for antitrust violations be increased from $5000 to $50,000 on each count. Patman also will charge that small-business men, bidding for government procurement contracts (for defense and other purposes), are* being systematically blackballed by red tape and contract specifications that favor big companies. Exit on A-t Man President Truman may not know it, but he is going to lose another worth-while public servant. He Is atomic energy Commissioner Sumner Pike, the delightful man from Maine. Pike wants to go back home and run for the state legislature. Those who know Pike's pixeylah sense of humor forecast a tumultuous time for the Maine lawmakers. For more than a year, Pike carried on a vigorous letter-writing campaign to collect half a year's pay as a $l-a-year man during the war. His letters were addressed to the conscientious secretary of the treasury. Henry Morgenthau, not noted for his sense of humor.' Every time Morgenthau sighed and announced he was ready to give up the fight with Pike, his assistants rallied round and said, "don't you dare. He would frame that 50-cent cllfcck, and hang it up In his office to laugh over. And we never would get our books back in .balance. How would we explain' a 50-cent deficit to a congressional investigation?" Salmon Pack vs. Atlantic Pact Maury Maverick, the former congressman and mayor of San An- Vonio, Tex., Is still the master of the vivid phrase. In a brief, whirlwind trip back to his former haunts in Washington, the colorful Texan criticized the State Department for falling to get Its program and policies across to the people. "Why, out In Texas," Maverick grumbled, "they think the' North Atlantic pact has something to do with the fish that swim in the North Atlantic." (Copyright, ISM, by Be a Syndicate. Ine :\ 10 Malayans to Stand Trial (or Murder SINGAPORE, Jan. 13 — ltf» — Ten Malayans were ordered today to stand trial on murder conspiracy charges In connection with the slaying last month of Duncan Stewart, British governor of Sarawak. Two young Malayans have been sentenced to death for fatally stabbing Stewart at Sibu, Sarawak. At a preliminary hearing in Slbu today U) other Malayans .were accused of being accomplices by con* spiring against Stewart, The government accused the 10 ofbeln g members of a band called the "13 Essential Ingredlenta," which was formed to assassinate ilrltlah and Sarawak officials. RobtrtS. Allen Report* School*' Meeds JUBAD TELEGRAPH WANT AM WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 - A grim picture oi shocking lack of Mhool facilities in the V. S. will be disclosed In a forthcoming report by two subcommittees of the House education committee. The report will declare that several million children are being deprived of schooling because of lack of facilities. The situation will be described as a "national emergency." As a remedy, the report will recommend a multl'bllllon dollar federal-state building program over a period of years. The exact amount and details of the plan are still under consideration. The committees are talking in terms Of 1400,000,000 a year for six years, with states matching federal funds. The two committees spent three months touring different sections of the country, holding numerous public hearings. More than 1,000,000 words of testimony were Obtained from local officials and organizations. Chairmen of the committees are Representatives Cleveland Bailey (D., W. Va.) and Thomas H. Burke (D., O.). Other members are Representatives Leonard Irving (D., Mo.), Tom Steed (D., Oklfl.), Richard Nixon (R., Calif.). Thurston B. Norton (R., Ky.), Roy Wier (D., Minn.)! Samuel McConnell (R., Pa.'), Carl Perkins' (D., Ky.), Thomas Werdell (R., Calif.). Following are examples of "desperate school conditions" that will be cited Sn the report: A suburban area in San Antonio, Tex., where 3000 children are not going to school because of lack of facilities. A school board member told the sub-committee the situation was deemed so "hopeless" that the truant officer had been dropped. The all-negro town of Boley, Okla., whose school building was destroyed by fire, leaving the community completely without school facilities. A district in Georgia where children were found attending classes in a barn, and were required to bring their own chairs. Cans, buckets and boxes were used for this purpose. The school teacher used a packing case for a desk. Note: In a separate report Chairman Burke will make on school facilities on military bases, he concludes as follows, "I would like "to recommend that should any further hear- ings'on this problem be necessary, a special committee of newspaper editors, commentators and columnists be authorized to have the same 'high old time at taxpayers' expense' they said we had." Unfounded Fear When Representative Usher Burdick (R-N.D.) was suddenly taken 111, one of his stenographers was put of the office. She returned as he was being wheeled out on a stretcher. Taking one look, she screamed, "Good heavens! Who shot him?" Burdick recently hotly denounced Congressional payroll padding and demanded a thorough Investigation. A number of his colleagues are miffed at his blast. European Kcport A gloomy report on Marshall Plan results in Europe is in the hands of the Stale Department and Central Intelligence Agency. The unpublished document was submitted by a high intelligence official who spent two years in Europe. He recently returned from the Paris meeting of the Organi- sation for European Economic Cooperation (OEEC). Some of hi* findings are as follows: Western European economy is "stagnating" despite large-scale U. S. aid, and the outlook for the future is not promising. Political and economic crises will occur in a number of Marshall plan countries. Many Western European officials have decided that U. S. business leaders no longer favor the Marshall plan because It has increased steel, oil and other production in Europe. Demands by Congressional leaders for a big cut in the ECA budget are being "interpreted" abroad as meaning that U. S. business has become hostile to the Marshall plan. Members of the Senate foreign Morint Cotltnttrate relations committee have heart about this report, but M tar have been unable to get a copy. The CIA claims It la "top secret." ejaMMfhrMrt and Talk The Houae Education Commit, tee meeting convened by Chair, man John Lednskl (D., Mich.) was unusual. Although! the firtt called by him in afx months, no business was transacted. Instead, commit. tee membefa occupied themeelves consuming beer, mixed drinks, sauerkraut and sandwiches, provided by Leslnskl, and ribbing him about the committee's Inactivity, tn summoning the fathering, Leslnskl announced it would be "strictly social." The first to arrive was Representative Andrew Jacobs (D., Ind,), caustic critic of the chairman. Pulling back hu coat and displaying black suspend- erg, Jacobs declared, "Aa you can see, I came formal." For a while, things went smoothly as clerks passed out drinks and eats. But when Lesln- gkl suddenly produced a complete schedule of proposed closed-door meetings, to consider the federal ald-to-educatlon hill and other measures pending before the committee, harmony vanished. Representative Carl Perkins (D., Ky.), who was eating sauerkraut, shook his fork at Leslnskl and snapped, "What Is this, another stall on the education bill? I'll bet we never get around to that, again. It will be the same as last year, fl lot of talking and doing nothing." "That's the way it looks to me, too," sntd Representative Tom Burke (D., O.). "I notice that you have nothing scheduled on the Industrial safety bill. Why is that?" Leslnskl earnestly assured the two complalners that the bills would V considered. He stated he planned to take up the educational aid bill February 6. "What about my subcommittee that you abolished without previous notice?" demanded Jacobs. "I'm warning,you right now that I intend to move to restore that committee at the first business meeting of the full committee, Now you tell us that I can't make that motion," Lesinski ducked the challenge. Instead, he ^announced he would convene the full committee on Jan. 16 to consider two bills; one to aid the physically handicapped and another to liberalize the vocational rehabilitation act. "If this sort of stalling keeps Up," retorted Jacobs, "there will be nothing else for me to do but to resign from this committee. It'i obvious, all you intend to do is piddle around and consume time.". A long silence followed this thrust. Finally, Representative Tom Steed (D., Okla.) remarked, "This committee is still under the over-all jurisdiction of Speaker Sam Rayburn and Floor Leader John McCormack. Even Republican Leader Joe Martin has something to say about the legislation we cpnslder. If it becomes necessary, we'll just have to go to them for corrective action." Again, Lesinski 'made no reply Representative Samuel McConneL (Pa.,), ranking Republican member on the committee, filled in the breach. "There will be action by this committee," he said quietly. "1 think we can see to that." As the "social gathering" broke up, Representative Ralph W. Gwinn (R., N. Y.) remarked, "AI least, the food was better than last year." Note: Only 14 of 25 committee members attended the meeting. Prior to it, Jacobs wrote Lesinski, "I have your notice that by order of the Chairman there will be a social gathering of the c<j|n- mlttee. Will you please advise me what I should wear, and if we should gring our own turnip Juice." VIGNETTES — At the. New Year's reception staged by Mrs. Frank Redlker, former Princess Tawhlda Halim of Egypt, she served grilled chicken livers in spiced rice with curry, spiced meats wrapped In grape leaves, lobster in aspic, hot turkey and ham. (Copyright, 1SSO Pott • Hill Syndicate. Inc.) 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