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rotm ALTON EVENING TftLftOMAMI fftlttAY, JANUARY la. 1959 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH ly «e*t* Sunday: •uNcrtptkm prt fee «ctMy * «mw ; by mail, *.« a >«at wtthln 100 mlHi; tftOO beyond 100 Entered a* Mcoml-cJaa* matter ar ""> Alton, OL, Art «f Outgnm, Mire* I, M " uclA Si^i>T» i 8* •§ application Bfocd W«tt Friday the 13th Another Day This is Friday, the thirteenth. H you bclievt in the hoodoo of 15, you're suffering from a thing called "triaksidckaphobia." Two years ago, on a Friday, which w« also the thirteenth of the month, we recorded that "triakaidekaphobia" ii morbid fear of the number 1). Nobody seemed injured—or even impressed—so, we're repeating it. The experts tell us that there isn't » thing to triak- aidekaphobia and Friday the thirteenth is just another Friday. Still, some folks think any Friday is unlucky. In this day and age most people ignore the purported hoodoo of Friday and Friday the thirtccnth-»- particularly is this true of those whose pay-day is on Friday. But, if you're among the few who fear the hoodoo, who arc victims of triakaidckaphobia, brace yourself. In this year of 1950 there will be another Friday the thirteenth. If you survive today, you'll have the same fears to conquer next October, because the thirteenth of that month will be on Friday. Dual Purpose of Jaycee's Award Presentation of the Alton Junior Chamber of Commerce's annual Distinguished Service Award— given to Homer Adams, Wednesday night—has a two-fold purpose which may be lauded. It not only recognizes the merit of an individual's effort to aid in building the community, but it alio creates an incentive for other young men to give extra time for work along the lines of civic development. The public in general tends to he apathetic in regard to its civic duty. Each of us must contribute some time and activity to this community in order to make it a better place to live. This fact is often overlooked by soine person* who actually owe a debt to the community. The clean, progressive things we may discover in our community come, not 'through the influence of those-penons who sit back and deride efforts of a few who work for better things, but through the men and women who devote their time to such project* as the Community Chest, Blood Bank, social agencies and the like. It is much easier for the do-nothing cynics of th« city to sit back and enjoy the benefits of community spirit than for them to put in a little sweat and effort on a good cause. They mu« be made to realize that Alton, the U. S., the world would be a sad place to exist in if the fate of the people rested in the hands of those who seek only their own comfort, with no regard for the welfare of others. One of the measuring points in the progress of a civilized community ii the trend toward group projects for civic and social.betterment. The modern, informed citizen knows he must work toward a better world to keep his standard of living. He muit work, not only at hii everyday duties, but at those talks which call for volunteer aid to the community. GAAC In Hitherto Unrecognized Role The Greater Alton Association of Commerce's handling of information to congressmen regarding the coal problem here is another illustration of that organization's usefulness in the community. It is doubtful whether any other organization in the city would be in position to make the conclusive survey completed by the GAAC's committee headed by Al Erntc and Walter K. Stobbi, and wired to Senators Lucas and Douglas, and Represent a chic Price. 2ft Years Ago January 13, 1925 At the annual meeting of the stockholder* of Illinois Building A Loan Association, three director* were re-eletted to serve three-year term*. They were W, C. Stork, fi. C. James and E. J. McPhll lips. Mr. and Mr*. Harry Sawyer of Evergreen avenue were host* to 'the teacher* and officers of College Avenue Presbyterian Church. Leo Whitlow of 907 Alton street entertained with a stag party complimentary to Earl Galnes, an em ploye of Illinois Glass Co., who was to be transferred to Gas City, Ind. Mf*. Louis W. Bergesch entertained with a bridge party, In honor of Miss Evelyn Rose of Chicago, fiancee of Clarence Benslngcr. Favors went to Miss Hilda Benilnger, Mrs. Floyd Norvcll and Mrs. Emll Dick. Mis* Mildred Gaston was surprised by a party of friend* when they gathered at her home In honor of her ilxtcenth birthday anniversary. Guests ln< eluded Mildred Scovell. Myrtle Scovell, Helen Klein, Alice Haas, Loretta Thompson, Anna Robbing, Agnes Gaston, Frieda Gaston, Junior Gaston, Caroline Gll- lespie and Mildred Gaston. Miss Nellie Williamson of Main street entertained members of the Woman's Home Missionary Society of Main Street Methodist Church. Mrs. Phil Schrelber nf 1015 Diamond street entertained In honor of her small daughter, Lucille. Guests were Ilcen Hoppe, Harriet Sackett, Lucille Middle-coff, Dorothy Denser, Mildred Young, Laverne Matlcy, Marguerite Grow, Lucille, Merlyn and Bobby Schrciber, A farewell party was given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Willis on Linden avenue In honor of Mr. and Mrs. J. Tom Boyce, who were to leave with their small daughter for St. Joseph, Mo., where they planned to make their home. Guests included Mr. and Mrs. William Snyder, Mr. and Mrs. Charle* Maguire, Mr. and Mrs. Boycc, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Gulp, Mr. and Mrs. Willis and Randall Gulp. Mrs. Minnie Sonntag and daughter, Flora, of Henry street, left for Miami, Fla., where they planned to spend the remainder of the winter. Mrs. Thomas Gallagher, who had undergone surgery at St. Joseph's Hospital, had returned to her home. Mrs. Elizabeth Paul had returned from Peorla after attending the funeral of her sliter-ln-law, Mr*. P. H. Paul. J, B. Maxfield and William Allen were planning to leave the last of the week on a trip to Lake Wales, Fla. A surprise party was given in honor of Mrs. Jack Wolf, a bride, by members of the Jolly Sisters club n Wood River. Guests were Mrs. Paul Haller, Mrs. Webb Huitt, Mrs. Gordon Schaver, Mrs. Nathan Kcil, Mrs. August Dleteker, Mrs. Roy Frederickson, Mrs.' Norma Penning, Mrs. Howard Gibson, Mrs. Ben Robinson, Mrs. Donald Waggoner, Mrs. Frank Robertson and Mrs. Herbert, Elliott. 5O Years Ago January 13, 1900 Members of White Hussar Band, in annual meet- Ing, elected officers, headed by Edward J. Kleinpeter as president, and made plans for their midwinter concert to be given in a few weeks. Other officers were Thomas McHenry, E. Goisrau, Will Schmoeller, nnd Frank Mans. O. J. Gossrau continued as director. On Feb. 6, the band was to hold its birthday jubilee, with wives and friends of the members as guests. Joseph V. K. Marsh had announced as a candidate for the Republican nomination to the office of state's attorney. Ho was a son of Dr. E. Marsh, and had been practicing law here for about a year. L. N. Staats had announced he would seek re-election as state's attorney, and J. P. Streuber of Highland was another announced aspirant for the position. Seeking a show-down on the mooted question of jurisdiction of the Alton oil Inspector, the city had Frank Brazier, a driver of Standard Oil Co., arrested on a city complaint of retailing uninspected coal oil. John H. Koehne, 73, veteran Belle street blacksmith, nnd H resident of the Alton and North Alton communities for 54 years, died after extended ill health from asthma. Surviving him were his widow, and seven children: William, his partner In tho blacksmll.hlng business; Charles, Louis, and Henry Koehne, Mrs. Cnlvin Stroeper, Mrs. Walter Roper, and Miss Lulu Koehno. Joseph, the six-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. James Wilkinson of 1029 East on, died after a two-day illness. ' Mrs. G. W. Hill and her four daughters, Mesdames Gregory, McKinney, Hearne, and Cunningham, were hostesses at a brilliant reception. Many Alton young ladles attended an informal dance at the W.M.A., where music was provided by Cordelia Jones. Miss Lucy Davis entertained at her home on State street for Miss Stroud of Rodgers, Ark., and Miss Ada Brown, guests of Miss Cunningham. Mrs. J, At. Ryric'was hostess at an afternoon card party at her home at -124 East Fourth. Abbott Sherwood was to take a position under J. E. May in the C. A A. offices at Bloomingtoh. Dan Haller of East Alton suffered injury to two fingers when at work at the cartridge plant. Joseph laslcr was injured severely when caught by a slide of earth when digging a basement at East Alton for lames Chcssen. R. W. Stanton returned to Forsythe, Mo., to further recuperate after a serious illness. Twenty-five members of the new K. of C. council were to go by special train on the Bluff Line to at- end n lodge installation at Peorla. H. II. Hewitt of the Black Hawks broke the club bowling record with a 285 total In five games. F. C. Rlehl held the previous record of 263 pins. Petitions vere being circulated among Union street property Some of the letters have disagreed with expres- owners proposing n pavement from Henry to Van- sions in our own editorial column. These we have dalia road (now Brown.) Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rohan of 528 East Third mourned death of an infant On the surface, (he survey may not exert as great a long-range influence on the community as the GAAC'i highway and other programs do. But it represented a tremendous amount of concentration for a time. And it will inform our .spokesmen in Washington that there definitely is a coal emergency here that needs relief. It demonstrate* once again the need for more support of the GAAC by the public. There still arc those in the indusiri.il area who arc coming along for the free ride. Reader* Forum Gala* Popularity The Telegraph hat noted with pleasure the increasing use by it* readers of the "Readers' Forum" column. Letters have increased in number, and many of them have discussed questions of importance, both local and national, before the public. Our readers who have submitttd letter* have carefully observed the few restrictions, the chief of which il that personalities and poor taste will be rejected. Part* Recognition of ChinaHasBeen Over -Stressed WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 — Emotional prejudices on the tub- ject of Communism, which have been fed to no small extent by official utterances in the last few years, may now rise to plague the Truman administration as It faces the necessity for recognizing the Communist government In China. For all the plain facts of international custom "point to the requirement that a government which has obtained military control of a nation Is entitled to recognition from other governments, Unfortunately the mere^act of recognition has been given a significance in the last 40 years that it never had before. It began with the wholesome and idealistic purpose of the American government during the administration of President Wilson to discourage violence aa a means of choosing ruler* in Latin America. But as the policy evolved, even though It had for a time the backing of Charles Evans Hughes as secretary of state under a Republican administration, the Idea came to be regarded as a means of Influencing the internal affairs of another country and was made the basis for anti- American feeling. Today the United States government recognizes and deals with the Communist government in Moscow. Just why there should be any hesitancy to extend recognition to the Chinese government because It is under Communistic Influence would seem to be inexplicable on any basis of logic. The truth is that the sympathi- sers of the Nationalist government in China wish to use the American policy as a means of getting military assistance and thus aid in the military battle against the Communist government in China. This, on its face, means involvement In the internal affairs of China. The argument usually offered In support of continued intervention and aid to the Chiang faction Is that the United States took a similar position in respect to Greece and Turkey. From a strictly legal standpoint, however, there is no such parallel. Actually, the government of Turkey is a fully constituted regime, and, whenever a recognized government asks for an alliance or assistance, it cannot be called intervention in internal affairs. In Greece there was a civil war, and American military assistance there was plainly an intervention. But military aid to the guerrillas was being extended by an outside government—Russia. , Here also considerations of military strategy affecting the safety of recognized governments in the Near East came into play. It was the international rather than the internal phase which brought America into the picture. Likewise, when aid svas extended, the Greek government was recognized regime and did control the major part of the country. There is no doubt that if the United States had come to the conclusion two years ago that Russia was going to capture important bases in China and was playing a controlling part in the civil war, military aid on a wide scale from this country would have been in line with the policy adopted in Greece. Today, however, the Chinese Nationalists have been defeated and the Communists control most of Ctyina. Futhermore, there is no evidence that any large-scale help has been given by the Russians to the Communists. In fact, there are reasons for believing that the Chinese Communist movement eventually may break away from the Russians and furnish another Tilo. Recognition of gpvernments in the world of today embodies a means of communication between sovernments. There is more opportunity to influence the future course of a government by exchanging ambassadors than by adopting a course of non-recognition in which two major governments foolishly determine not even to speak to each other. iReproduclion Righti ReMrvcdi "I'm Ashamed:" Miss Parr Miss Katherlne Parr, 45, who writes novels as Beatrice Chase at. Widdicombe, England, has asked three Archbishops to lead her crusade against the "terrible immorality" of British women. She is reviving her White Knight purity drive begun in World War I, issuing a pamphlet "Calling All Ladies." Says Miss Parr: "I am ashamed of my sex. We are responsible for the state of affairs now." Side Glancea Mtoultfc MM IT MM MM1M. M. T, •. M*. «. %. MT 'I don't think a little dieting is going to hurt any of us!" Pearson's Merry-Go-Round Gambling Rackets (Ed. Note—This Is the first of a series of columns by Drew Pearson giving the Inside on the nation's far-flung gambling rackets and how they Influence government). WASHINGTON, Jan. 13.—Four year* ago I may havr contributed to a murder in Chicago. This series of columns, therefore,- is written as my contribution toward cleaning up an ever-widening area of big-city government in which such murders flourish. Sen., Estes Kefauver of Tennes see has wisely put his finger on this menace In his proposed probe ot interstate gambling rackets. And last, summer, Sen. Cyde Hoey's investigating committee unearthed an important clue linking the' gambling rackets to Washington; then backed away from it as if they had stepped on a rattlesnake. This clue was a statement by John Maragon, now under indictment, that he had worked for a man named Kastell. "Dandy Phil" Kastell, an alumnus of Atlanta penitentiary and associate of murdered gangleader Arnold Rothstein, is the long-time partner of the current king of the gamblers, Frankle Costelio, and of Bill Helis, the "Golden Greek" of the race track world. Republicans Persist Perhaps, it was not unnatural, therefore, that .-Democrats on Senator Hoey's committee backed away from this, and had it not been for the persistence of GOP Sen. Karl Mundt of South Dakota the links between Costelio, Helis and Maragon might never have been exposed. Republican senators also developed the significant acknowledgment ior Gen. Vaughan that. Helis had. contributed money to Democratic political campaigns. Now government is not supposed to have even the remotest links with gambling. But when a gambling syndicate contributes- $20,000 to the campaign of a Florida sheriff who gets a salary of only $7500, or when big Bill Lias, the Wheeling race track operator, contributes $35,000 to* an earlier campaign of Lee Spillers, now U. S. attorney, to be prosecuting attorney, it stands to reason that the gambling syndicates can exert powerful influence with our city governments. It is said by some that the Pendergast machine and big-city politics have now moved into the White House. While this Columnist does not altogether agree with this—for reasons to be shown later —yet it is true that, when Frankie Costelio controls a $2,000,000,000 gambling business, he can afford 10 spend a fortune electing men whom he can influence.' Murder in Chicago And though Costelio now claims to be a man of peace, other gangsters, reaching for the golden profits of the slot machine and the race track, have not hesitated to steal, kidnap, hijack and murder. This was how the murder took place in Chicago for which I may have been partly responsible. Toonervllle Folk* at y m* F*x published, with those that have lauded our petition. We have done thii, first because we do not claim infallibility, and second became we want the letters- from-rcaderi* column to be exactly what we have labeled it, a forum. We welcome expressions from our readers, We C*aipllau»at With HeiMl Bawea* Congratulations are due Jerwy Couiuy for its achievement in making 110 percent of its USO campaign quots. Success itorivs like that with campaign* require good leadership and thorough backing up by workers in tb« lower echelons. Alioaj can only duck iti head a bit when it distribute* thctt compliments to Jtrsey Couiuy. It* Community Chest campaign leadership thi* fall wai «XC»Ucnt. But subordinate leadership in on* /or two (POM fell definitely ihort. A complete new Ktup had to be established in one phase, just recently, in gtdtr to ** that the campaign was brought to CQBtfibutCM iJwrc at all, t child. Tho building committee of Cumberland Church approved plans for a remodeling that was to completely transform tho appearance of the church building on East Twelfth. Addition of n bell tower, a choir loft on tho east side of the building, and a 21-foot extension on the north side were planned, cost being estimated at $4000. So They Say... On the economic front, I can report agricultural production In Europe Is now close to the prewar level. Industrial production Is now 20 percent above prewar and the political situation has moved from darkness into daylight. — EGA Administrator Paul Hoffman. A tax increase at this time would have depressive effect on economic conditions generally and might precipitate the country Into a talUptn which would cost millions of workers their jobs.—House Republican leader Joseph W. Martin, Jr. JOHN GREENLEAP WOHTLE POET LAUREATE OF TOONERVILL* must balance our Budget V^ And conserve our cash or we Will meet the same fate As Truman's Haberdashery /-/J-JO Robert 5. Allen Report* Omnibus and Veto The man murdered was Jack Regan, former associate of the late Moe Annenberg, who took over Annenberg's racing wire when Moe was sent to the Lewisburg (Pa.) penitentiary for income-tax evasion by Frank Murphy. This is the telegraph wire which carrle* the race track results to all bookmaker*, and without it no bookie can successfully operate. Having inherited the Annenberg boodle wire, Regan suddenly found himself with a new partner. The Jake Guzik syndicate of Chicago, I inheritors of the old Capone gang, I had moved in. Not only did Regan ' find himself with a partner, but shortly thereafter he found that he wasn't even a 'partner himself. The syndicate had taken over. This was the story which Regan unfolded to this writer in great detail in a Chicago hotel in the spring of 1946. He told how Pete Locivella was gambling dictator in Detroit, how Dan Corotello of the Sicilian society dominated Chicago, how territory was divided between gangsters, how it was impossible for a night club or tavern to operate without buying let cubes, towels and beer, renting' slot machines and .hiring bartenders through the old Capone syndicate. Gambling; Mpnopolie* The gangsters not only had gone in for gambling, but they had set up an empire controlling every activity connected with the night club, tavern or beer hall business. It was a monopoly more tightly run than anything ever conceived by big business. Returning to Washington, I placed the facts' before Attorney- General Tom Clark and J. Edgar Hoover. Jack Regan, I told them, knew where all the bodies were buried in Chicago gangsterdom for years back, and he had promised to cooperate. * And he did. The Justice Department assigned 12 FBI men to act on the tips Regan ave them, and for a time it looked as if Chicago gangland was in for a cleanup. But, suddenly; Regan w*s shot. He had told me that he probably would be shot, and had hired a bodyguard to be with him night and day. But driving home one afternoon, his car stopped for a red light. Alongside him, as he waited, pulled up a vegetable truck, and from under the crates blazed a volley of gunfire. Regan crumpled in his seat. Regan, however, did not die. Taken to the hospital he fought for his life. A month dragged by and Regan seemed out of the woods. Then suddenly he was dead. A tube of mercury was found in his intestines. How it got there nobody knew. But the gangsters of Chicago are powerful. Not only have they ways of getting inside hospitals, but they have ways of reaching inside the federal government, as we shall show in future columns of this series, (Copyright. 1850. by Bell •vndifate, Ine.i Road Maintenance Cost $16.7 Million La«t Year SPRINGFIELD, Jan. !£. (Jf> — Illinois spent 116,722,000 (or maintaining Its 14,156-mile highway network last year, the state public works department reported today. Charles P. Casey, department director, predicted the maintenance bilJ this year will run 121,000,000. He said this would mean expenses of J1476 per mile of road, compared with $1181 in 1949. Some $3,721,000 of the 1949 total went for patching worn-out sections of the road system, Casey said. Maintenance will continue to take an ever-increasing percentage of state funds as long as revenue remains Inadequate to meet the slate's mounting construction needs," he added. IxMt Spoon Come* Batw While carving a chicken in London, R. Cory found a mustard spoon embedded In the flesh. His wife identified It as one she'd lost six months before—one of a pair of silver spoon* In a Georgian design. The Cury'i think the spoon fell into the garbage, went to a poultry farm, was swallowed by the chicken, and came back, WASHINGTON, Jan. 13—President Truman Jolted the "big four Democratic congressional leaders with a surprising piece of new* at his weekly conference with them. He disclosed that he doesn't think much of consolidating all appropriations into one giant omnibus bill. This never has been done before. Congress voted the Innovation last year, To handle the experiment, appropriation* committee Chairman Clarence Cannon (D., Mo.) has streamlined Its procedure by setting up an "executive subcommittee" which will actually draft the "one package" measure. Main Objection voiced by the President was his highly uncertain authority to veto specific items, Congress made no provision for "item veto". No President has ever exercised such power on money measures. Some have urged it. but Congress has never granted It, The President stressed that fact. He made It clear he doesn't like being put in the position of "take it or leave it" on a bill of such magnitude. He pointed out it opened the way for undercover axing of administration projects; by withholding or slashing funds for public power, housing and other developments against which there is powerful business opposition. "Without item veto authority," the President said, "my hands will b* tied in coping with that problem. And it is very doubtful whether I have the power to veto specific Items In this bill. When 1 took my oath of office, 1 swore to uphold the Constitution. I am not going to invoke powers that I may not have." Speaker Sam Rayburn concurred in these doubts, and promised to see what could be done. But so far, Cannon, who strongly favors the omnibus bill, is standing pat. "If the President objects to certain items he can send the whole bill back with his objections," /Cannon said. "That has been the procedure in the past and there is no reason why it can't be done on a consolidated bill. I personally saw the President about this plan last year and he acquiesced in it. I see no reason why it shouldn't be carried out." Townsend Flan Backstage, an old ghost is looming up in the House. Townsend (old age pension) plan backers have quietly piled up 179 signatures on a petition to take their bill out of the hands of the ways and means committee and bring it direct before the House for a showdown vote. The names of only 39 more congressmen are necessary to do that; 218 is the required number. With elections In the offing, the Townsendites may turn the trick. Their bill has been pigeon-holed in the committee since last January. Big Difference After listening to Jack Kroll, director of the CIO Political Action Committee, describe his recent throat operation, Phil Murray laughingly asked , "Was this the first time your throat was cut?" "No, it wasn't," said Kroll. But this time there was big difference. It was cut in front and not in back, and by a friend and not an enemy." Lobbyist Party While the House Lobby Investigating committee is priming its guns for a headline expose of lobbyists, a number of them hobnobbed with Vice-President Barkley, senators and oilier notables at a big cocktail party staged by an assistant of Senate Secretary Leslie Biffle. She is Mrs. Betty Darling. One of the functions of Biffle's office is to register Washington lobbyists. Among Mrs. Darling's convivial guests were Major Gen. Herman Feldman, army quartermaster who was involved in last year's "five • percenter" inve'stigation; Purcell Smith, $65,000-a-year head of the power lobby, and Senators Harry Cain (R., Wash.), Hubert Humphrey (D., Minn.), Olin Johnston (D., S. C.), Joe McCarthy (R., Wis.) and George Aiken (R., VI. >. One guest asked Smith if he expected a "tough fight" in this Congress. "We always have n tough fight," he laughed. "The*? New Dear and Fair Deal Adminis- tratlons. keep us plenty busy with their public power schemes." Mysterious Delay The navy still hasn't written finis on its giant aircraft carrier. Although ten months have passed since Defense Secretary Louis Johnson cancelled construction of the 65,000-ton vessel, contract termination negotiations arc still hanging fire with the Newport News (Va.) Shipbuilding GO. Normally, around three months are required for such transactions. Navy authorities are mum on both the delay and the probable cost for winding up the contract, In the Doghouse Britain was very much in the doghouse at the first meeting of the joint congressional atomic energy committee. Three senators made it clear they are vehemently opposed to stockpiling A-bombs in Britain and swapping atomic Information. They are Senators Ed Johnson (D., Colo.), William Knowland (R, Calif.) and Bourke Hlckenlooper (R., la.). Knowland spoke causti- rally about Britain's recognition of the Chinese Communists. He and Sen. Arthur Vandenberg (R., Mich.) asked about the secret Anglo-American talks that have been in progress for some time on new atomic relations. Committee Chairman Brien McMahon (D, Conn.) was non-committal. "There will be a report in due time," was all he would say. Committee Insiders say it Is deadlocked 9-to-9 en concessions to Britain as a result? of Johnson's lining up with the Republicans. There are 10 Democrats and 8 Republicans on the Committee. Army ^Juule The army has banned critical statements about Russia. The following memorandum has been sent to all army commanders: "The secretary of the army desires that no army personnel who write or speak 'on the record' on military problems confronting the United States today refer to Russia (or the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) by name as a potential enemy or threat to this country. It is the feeling of the secretary that it is more appropriate for individuals outside the army to dis- ouss this matter and that the army should cefrain from doing so." Neither the navy nor air force have taken such action. In fact, in a recent speech in Boston, Navy Chief of Operations Forrest Sherman singled out Russia, saying, "The Soviet fleet is known to have a force of motor torpedo boats, submarine chasers and other patrol craft which exceeds the numerical strength of • equivalent types in all other navies combined, including the U. S.' These facts should not be disregarded." Capital Chaff Senators Robert Taft (R., O.) and Arthur Vandenberg (R., Mich.) are vigorously urging Senator Eugene Millikin (R., Colo.) not to withdraw as a re-election candidate. He is in poor health and has intimated he may not run . . , Sen. Brien McMahon (D., Conn.), chairman of a foreign relations subcommittee, has been notified by the American Bar Association that it will send a number of prominent witnesses to oppose ratification of the UN genocide (race annihilation crime) pact. Only six countries have ratified the treaty sn far—Australia, Norway, Ethiopia, Iceland, Ecuador and Panama . . . A high-powered citizens' committee is being organized to support President Truman's "Point Four" program. Active in the movement are officials of Chase 'National Bank. N. Y., General Electric, Westinghousc Electric, National City Bank of New York, and motion picture producers. (Copyright. 1030. Post - Hal) Syndicate. Inc.i Mixer Champ Tells All Defending his title in the forthcoming all-Ireland Cocktail Championships, "Christie" O'Connor, Dublin bartender whose magic touch won him the Butterfly Perpetual Challenge Cup a year ago, is keeping his new entry a surprise. However, the ex- Christian Brothers schoolboy smilingly tells the scret of nil 1948 winner: 50 per cent Cork gin, 25 per cent Quantro and 25 per cent Drombuie. 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