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PAOI VOVft ALTON ttVtttitttO TELfcGRAPH •ATURDAY, JANUARY 21, ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH * AltBH ItMfnpft MnttagCo outtt jimm can*. fttMUM* felly ««ctpt Sun**: im»crtpU«» •c ««ttiy by earrtt*; •> «•»- wtlhto 100 mttet: ».OQ beyond Entered •• iwm4*cJ«M matter it the Alton. dr., Art of Oomme, Mirch «, MCMBIII o* nu. .._ n. AMeeumi &» M MtttM MeluM**!* Mr republle«l«i of •!> «ftt K~- —' M WMI M III « - * «mtr»ci application «t MM l*l*r«i* »"•'•>••« Brmdwi). Altm til. N«tMm«l Adv«rtlit do H»» tofh CMew Member Fee* for Chest /%fflllntc« nre Deeded The \'. M. C A. is .ibouf to l.umch .i membership "roundup." Questions will be sure to arise — as they always do: "Isn't the 'Y' Chest supportcJ? Why c.in't it provide more of its services free? Why .1 membership drive? Annually — and oftener — the questions .irisc with regard to Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, the Y. \V. C. A., any Chest agency that nukes .in attempt to earn part of its own way. The answer is that unless these membership fees arc provided for those who assume the direct benefits of the organizations, the Chest, which hasn't made its quota since its initial year, would be forced to ask even greater contributions from the community at large. All these organizations do provide certain free services, to not only special needy cases, but to the public in general. Both Y. M. and Y. W. have meeting spaces av.iibble to public groups (as far .is their facilities will allow.) They provide special dispensation for underprivileged boys. They provide leadership for youth and girl organizations whose memberships span both high and junior high school bodies. They do offer special benefits which some of the public enjoys, but should pay for, in direct ratio to their use. Therefore the membership fee. As ,1 matter of fact, nearly all organizations affiliated with the Community Chest have been urged by the Chest's budget committee to look for increasing monetary returns from those most directly bene- fitted by them: this to relieve the demand upon the general public campaign annually. The general public funds appeal never can and never should completely replace, as a source of revenue, the fee for direct benefits derived from these organizations. And the membership drives of the various organizations should receive the utmost in support from citizens of the community who realize the necessity for their continuation. * Will He Lose the War for a Battle? President Truman's assertion that Robert Denham, NLRB counsel, was acting "on his own" in seeking a court order to stop the UMWs three-day week practice is about what might have been expected. And it shapes the whole battle more and more into political rather than economic form. John L. Lewis for long has wasted no Jove for the New Deal, the Fair Deal, or the Democrats. One of his main objectives in bringing on the current conditions likely was a calculated effort to embarrass President Truman and force him to invoke the Taft-Hartlcy law the President has taught labor to hate by name rather than by content. But if President Truman invokes the law, himself, he will admit the urgent necessity for what labor leaders term one of Its most obnoxious provisions, and cripple himself in his battle to have it removed from the books. A main campaign issue for 1952 would be dead. If he obstinately persists in liis current stand, thousands of labor union members might be persuaded to listen to and sympathize •with appeals for stronger teeth in the law. And they could conceivably elect a Congress dominated bv men supporting such a move. The Republican-controlled Congress of four years ago grew out of such conditions and pushed through the Taft-Hartlcy law. It's unlikely the balance could be completely upset in the Senate this time. But a radical change might come in the House. Mr. Truman may well be losing the next political war for the sake of victory in a single battle. 2ft Years Ago January 21, 1925 Eben Rodgcts and Harry L. Meyer, president and secretory, respectively, of the Alton Brick Co., had gone to St. Loul* to participate in the annual convention of the National Paving Brlc'k Manufacturers Association, Philip W. Melsenhelmer, 75, died Jan. 20, at his home, 730 Central. He had been In falling health for many months. He was born in foster Township, Jan. 15, 1859, and moved to Alton when he was 23. He was married to Anna Margaret Weerts on March i 11, 1875, and to this union eight children were born. The following children survived him: Philip William, Edward W., Charles A,, and Julius R., all of Alton; and Mrs. Louis F. Schaefer of Alton, and Mrs. E. K. Men! of West Point, 111. .inn. 21 was the 32nd anniversary of a catastro- phr known as the Wann disaster, when'a tank of gasoline exploded al East Alton and threw fire over I he crowds that had gathered t.o see n wreck on the BlK Four. Several Upper Alton men were burned to denth on the'scene. John J. Henry, then a resident of East Alton, was one of the badly-burned vlct'ms of thr disaster. The date of the explosion wr* Jan. 21, 1893, Two young men of Alton, Tom Sutton and Jettle Cnldweli, who had achieved a reputation for playing good dance music, were playing with the Jones or- chestrn nt Mattoon. Cnthlecn Miller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs, Frank Miller of North Side, entertained a party of friends In honor of her eleventh birthday anniversary. Mr. nnd Mrs. William Burgnn entertained at. their home in honor of Mrs. Bernard O. Hammond, who was to leave for Portland, Me., to join her husband, who had accepted a position there. Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Levls had gone to Chicago, where they planned to attend the funeral of Mrs. W. S. Harvey. Mrs. H. Napp, Mrs. H. Sims, Mrs. C. Copley, Mrs. John Rackett nnd Theodore Sims went to Macou- pln Station in alt end n birthday celebration in honor of Mrs. George Rhodes; who _was 89. Mrs. Rhodes was an nunt of Mrs. Napp and Mrs. Sims, \ Mrs. Walker Nance of St. Louis was a guest at the home of Mrs. Charles Updike of State street. Mrs. Nance planned to attend the graduation exercises at the Wood River school for her niece, Miss Doris Latoxvsky. A one-ton truck, operated by Elmer Reddish, and loaded with lumber belonging to the Eberlein Lumber Co. of Hardln, broke through the ice on the Illinois river near the Greene County side and difficulty was experienced In getting It out. No damage outside of getting the truck and lumber wet was done. When the Ice gave way, Reddish jumped and saved himself from a chilly bflth. Traffic over the Ice had been heavy since the river froze over several weeks ago and Reddish was trying out a new road when he met with the accident. Readers Forum Letters to the Editor CotnmunlcMtotM to tttt eoitfan muit b* *i«Md. «ltliou«ti tti* MIIM* • with be withheld from publication •I r«quM( ot tin wrtttrt L*tun thouM be of rtMOMbt* MAfth. ind IhOuM (Void 0CMOMUMM MM Ufl- founded The Miners Lose Big Business One newspaper in the country, Christian Science Monitor, whose placid, unruffled view of news events entitle* it to be viewed as anything but .1 calamity howler, speaks in a recent issue of the dilemma in which the coal mine czar finds himself. It is .ill because Mr. Lewis has been using dictator's powers which slipped into his hands through his gaining full control of the basic industry of the nation—mining of coal. It partly came by Air. Lewis' own planning, bin also by means of the necessary help ho derived from the Federal government and its legislation to make a mining monopoly that could be irresistible. Hut the Monitor says correctly that Mr, Lewis lias ('alien into bad ways through a combination of f.tcis. It is not merely because folks tired of being held without fuel everj' time Mr. Lewis thought he could shape it to his own advantage to tell the public they must go without coal, though the Lewis arbitrary control of coal production had had its' part in bringing about the evil day for Mr. Lewis, There is a big drop in the tonnage- of fuel exported from American mines co foreign lands. There has been a heavy drop in the railroad use of coal bc- caute railroads are turning to ilicscls; and so arc steamships. Industry has been getting away from coal as a fuel, taking its power from water-generated electric energy, or attaching its boilers to gas lines, or using fuel oil. It lias required much effort on the part of Mr. Lewis to hunt up effective ways and mtani that would truly deprive his miners of the nwani of making a living. The general public has become to angry at the uncertainty of their having » fuel supply they are adopting any means at theii command to make themselves independent at Mr. Lcwii and his coal restrictions. It is a real calamity Mr. Lewis hat brought on the people of this country. rffajrdleit of whether President Truman thinks so. A wealthy industry with immense amount ot {aveitcd in it it being wiped out, Men who The Telettupli In f «>yl«r*ilt« Taylorvllle, 111. Editor, tht Telegraph: Greetings from Taylorvllle, 111.! Wish to relate an Incident of Interest to the Telegraph which Is making my stay here a pleasant one, 4 ot course you know we have a hotel man In the family and when, Bernard invited the Mrs. and me for a visit it was with misgiving that I accepted because • feature of my present limited activity is the daily Telegraph each night at 6 p*. m. Imagine my surprise the first night here while having dinner, the bell boy walked In with my Telegraph about the same time an I receive It on Bluf| St. Oh boy! 'This modern age of fast transportation, Here are the details. Bernard. being bus agent here, has something In common with that ''nice guy Denny Foster, so a word to him nnd to the Continental bus driver who leaves Alton about 4 p. in., completed the delivery. An amusing thing was that Denny was out of Telegraphs the first day, so Driver Eddie Mnlban held his* schedule five minutes while one of Denny's boys ran over to the Telegraph for my paper. Sounds like some of Blnks 1 magic? Please tell Mr. Couslcy that 1 said it is this sort of thing that makes a fellow glad lo be alive — to know there are always nice people who enjoy going out of their way to help a fellow who is unable to help himself. A word about Taylorville. You know 1 worked this town for 40 years, I always liked It and its progressive people. In the few days here, I have observed that these folks depending largely on the coal mine operation do not seem as depressed or concerned about the. present difficulty as people away from here would think. They have been through all this many times and know that it will work out as it always does. Sincerely J. B. Crivello 5O Years Ago January 21, 1900 Beall Bros, had purchased a large new steam whistle which was to bo .mounted In combination jwith four smaller whistles on their new plant at Fourth nnd Pinsa. Members of the firm said the new whistle was to be dubbed the "McKlnley whistle" and would sound loud blasts when the "advance agent of prosperity" was re-elected. A large crowd of spectators witnessed the fulfillment of a novel wager from .the riverfront near the waterworks, Arthur Hartman, clerk in the Belt Line office, and John Burton, assistant city engineer, hnd engaged in a friendly argument with ! friends, during an afternoon stroll, as to which had gone swimming earliest In the season. The outcome was a challenge to Hartman and Burton to make good their claims by taking an Immediate dip In the icy river. Both stripped and took an Icy plunge. Preparations were being made at the waterworks for extra care In clarification of the city wa- | ler supply by time the first flow from the Chicago drainage canal could reach Alton, President Vernier of the Water Co. had written Supt. T. A. Taylor to take every precaution possible In the purification process. Throughout the Illinois valley there had been great concern expressed over expected contamination of the river by microbes from Chicago sewage, n "d some uneasiness hnd been expressed here, despite ronssuring opinions of experts there | could bo no danger. Lew Jones, waterworks en- i mincer, affirmed the filloring system here would assuredly remove any disease germs that might remain nfter coagulation. I Paving of Union from Liberty street lo Vnndalia I rond seemed assured. Alderman Alexander Wegener; 1 who had fathered the circulation of petitions among i properly owners, announced that signal urea by owners of a majority of the property frontage had been secured, and Unit n brick surface was asked. Charles L. Miller, 21, and Miss Ollle W. Ward, . 14, were united In marriage nfter the mother of the youthful bride had accompanied Uit» couple to the office of Clerk Biorbauni to make an affidavit of consent lo the issuance of H marriage license. j Will Chalk wrote of his arrival at Guaymu, Por- . to Hico, when 1 he had gone to tnkc n civilian position with the Engineer Corps,, and snld he had taken , up tlie study of Spanish. Dr. H. T. Burnnp was to i servo ns an Instructor In n Mnsonic school of in- ! struction to be conducted In East St. Louis. The Smith homestead at northeast corner of Eighth and j Alton was bought by John T. Smith at $1385 when put up for sale by George Emory as executor. Michael Harlleit of St. Louis, n former resident at Eighth nnd Easion, was here on business. Mrs. (ieorgo lirosslieim, a former Altoninn, died in St. Louis and her funeral riU's were lo be In St. :ii'.\'.s Church here. William Rolnhimlt was notified jot his appointment as a guard at Chester penitentiary. Joseph and Ed Lodder were dangerously III of moningiils ni the family home on Edwards street. Mr. and Mrs. Murphy of East Second, announced the birth of a daughter. . U. A. McMlllon bought of Charles Bowman u house and lot nt Ninth and Market for $2000. Mrs. Jacob Wead Issued invitations for a whist party. Will Sapplngton wrote his mot her. Mrs. S. Sapping- Ion, that he had been discharged after completing his term of enlistment In the Navy, but would visit In Now Orleans before returning home. An afternoon fire caused roof damage to the house on Market, near Second, occupied by Mrs. Caroline TompMon. had to nuke their living by mining coal because that is the one way of livelihood they know, arc go- inj; to be hard pressed to find work. Unfortunately for them they are soiiij; to discover that ivmpathy in to be scant because they let John Lewis persist in liis destructive methods. But there is one argument in the miners' favor, lewis had their union so tightly bound up in his bands of power they could not j;ei away from the ruthless tyranny of the head of their union, ' That Ho.yul K Editor, the Telegraph: , I see in last week's papers that Hitax Harry and his high-hat "Snare Deal" aids are ail in a flutter because the tops of OUR present government limousines are too low and interfere with iheir silk, toppers. . 'Andsome 'Arry's press Secre- TRY Sir Charles G. Ross admitted that a fleet, of eight new seven passenger Lincoln limousines have been ordered from the Ford Motor company which will cost more than $30,000 each. It is reported lliat His Majesty's bus will be a plush job with gold plated appointments. Whoops, mah rteah, and a couple o' wahoos! ! And that, little cowardly, lame- brained chillun, progeny of a once proud, courageous individualistic free ancestors, is how we are being taken for another ride. Now if the Ford company would 'install caboose bodies on the chassis of the present cars, it would not only save the government thousands of dollars but would provide ample space in the cupolas for these, striped-pants piiyrollers to high-hat the taxpayers lo their little hearts' content. » However with— Eighty-cent butter' and 80-cent meat We should jerk ' em off the cushions and stand 'en in the street. No use talkin', The boys are too sweet To hide 'em in a Lincoln and deprive us of a treat. • Jim Mack Side Glances •* c«itr««* t-2.1 com IMO IT MU tnvics. me. r. M. «fa u » MT. on. "Don't tell your father what we paid for these steaks- we don't want to hear that speech again about them being tougher than the 20-cent steaks his mother used to buy!" Pearson's Merry'Go-Round 'Reverse History 9 New Delhi Looking For a Monkey-Catcher NEVv DELHI, i/V> — \Vani an outdoor job with lots of live prospects? They need a monkey catcher here. The field hasn't been worked since 1947. A newly-hired monkey catcher, a Moslem, left India 'suddenly during the communal riots of that year before getting down to work. Hindus won't take the job because monkeys' are sni.'red to them. Besides perpetrating such annoyances as swiping golf balls right off theg reens, the monkeys qre occasionally vicious. Captured monkeys will be deported rather than killed. Municipal President Yurihvir Singh thinks they might bring some much-needed dollars in U. S. Trade. WASHINGTON, Jan. 21—History sometimes repeals, though with reverse, angles. It was, just a little over 100 years ago that, the United States was also having trouble with China—not with the Communists but with his imperial majesty, the emperor. The trouble then, somewhat as today, was over the exclusion of American business from Chinese trade, and because the British, as today, were getting the inside track. As a result, President John Tyler sent what Maury Maverick describes as "the corniest. . note ever signed by a President" to the emperor of China urging him lo open his ports to the United States. Carrying the note to the emperor was Special Ambassador Caleb Gushing, with explicit instructions from Daniel Webster, then secretary of state, "to secure the entry of American ships and cargoes into these ports on terms as favorable as those enjoyed by British merchants." Not. foreseeing that China some<'ay would undergo vast political changes', Daniel Webster made this observation In his letter to Ambassador Gushing: "It cannot be foreseen how rapidly or how slowly a people of such peculiar habits as the Chinese, and apparently so tenaciously attached to their habits, may adopt the sentfments, ideas and customs of other notions." Violent Flip-Flop Little did Webster realize that China someday would desert her traditional isolation for the violent political philosophy of Karl Marx. At that time, however, the Chinese were renlly stony-hearted —except to nations with navies as large as the British. Therefore, President Tyler's letter to the emperor got nowhere. However, Tyler tried hard, and here is the jewel which he penned on July 12. 1843: "I John Tyler, President pf the United Slates of America—which states are: Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, New York, Now Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, Louisiana, Indiana, Mississippi), Illinois, Alabama, Missouri, Arkansas, and Michigan—send you this letter of peace and friendship, signed by my own hand. "I hope your health is good. China is a great empire, extending over n great part of Ihe world. The Chinese are numerous. You have millions and millions of subjects. The 26 United Stmes nre as large as China, (hough our people nre not so numerous. The rising sun looks upon the great mountains and great rivers of China. When he sets, he looks upon rivers and mountains equally large in the United States. Our territories are divided from your dominions only by the sea. Leaving Toouorvilte Folks By Fontaine fox the mouth of one of our great rivers, and going constantly towards the setting sun, we sail o Japan and to the Yellow sea. "Now, my words are, that the governments of two such great countries should be at peace. It i's proper, and according to the will of heaven, that they should respect'each other, and act wisely. I therefore send to your court Caleb Gushing, one of the wise and learned men of this country. On his first, arrival in China, he will- inquire for your health. He has ten strict orders to go to your great city of Pokin, and Ihere lo deliver this letter. He will have wilh him secretaries and interpreters. "The Chinese love to trade with our people, nnd to sell them tea and silk, for which our people pay silver,' and sometimes other articles. But if the Chinese and the Americans will trade, there should be rules, so that they shall not break your laws nor our laws. Our minister, Caleb Gushing, is authorized to make a trealy to regulate Iracle. Lei it be just. Let Ihere be no unfair advantage on either side. "Let Ihe people trnde not only at Canlon, but also at Amoy, Ning-Po, Shang-Hai, Fu-Chow, and all such other pluces as may offer profitable exchanges both to China and the United States, provided they do not break your laws nor our laws. We shall not take the part of eviNdoers. We shall not uphold them that break your laws. Therefore, we doubt not that you will be pleased that our messenger of peace, with this letter in his hand, shall come to Pekin, and there deliver it; and that your i great officers will, by your order, make a treaty with him to regulate affairs of trade—so that., nothing may happen to disturb the peace between China and America. Let the treaty be signed by your own imperial hand. It shall be signed by mine, by the authority of our t great council, the senate. "And so may your health be good, and may peace reign. "Your good friend, "John Tyler." No Kou'towinif Daniel Webster, In his instructions to Ambassador Gushing, carefully cautioned him not to kowtow to the emperor. '.'The Chinese are apt to sper.k of persons coming into the empire as tribute bearers to the emperors," Webster cautioned. "This ic^ea has been fostered perhaps by the costly parade of embassies of Hnglnnd. "All ideas of this kind, should they arise, must be immediately met by a declaration, not made ostentatiously, that you are no tribute-bearer: that your government pays tribute to no one, and accepts tribute from no one. "It cannot be wrong for you to make known," Webster continued, "that the United States, once a country subject to England, threw off that subjection years aso, a"s- si-rtecl its independence, sword in hand, established that Independence after a seven years' war, and now meets England upon equal terms upon the ocean and uiiori the land. "The remoteness of the U.nited Slates from China, and still more the fact that they have no colonial possessions in her neighborhood, will naturally lead to Ihe Indulgence of a less suspicious and more friendly feeling than may have been entertained towards England, even before the late war between England and China. "It cannot be doubted that the immense power of ^England in India must be regarded by the Chinese government with dissatisfaction, If not with some degree of alarm. You will take care if show strongly how free tine Chineso government may well be from ail jealousy arising from such causes towards the United Suites. "Finally, you will signify, In decided terms and. a positive manner, that the government ol the United States would find it tin- possible to remain on terms of friendship and regard with the omperor, If greater privileges of commercial facilities should be allowed to the subjects of any other government than should be granted lo citizens ot the United Seeks Glamor WASHINGTON, Jan. 21.—Something new may be added to Republican politics this year — movie glamor. Screen star Robert Montgomery is seriously considering entering the political arena as a GOP congressional candidate In New York. He is being enthusiastically encouraged by State Chairman William L. Pfelffer. The Buffaloan considers Montgomery a "real find"; particularly against the rising Democratic Star of Representative Franklin D, Roosevelt jr. A native New Yorker, Montgomery has « home Ih Westchester County. The populous area al ready has two Republican congressmen, Representatives Ralp'. W. Gwinn and Ralph A. Gamb'r The screen star would run against oh Incumbent Democrat in another district. This is not unusual in the state. Montgomery has long Been Interested In public affairs. He strongly advocated U. S. intervention In the war, and served in the navy .after Pearl Harbor. Currently, he Is doing considerable lecturing throughout New York, and is waging a vigorous anti- crime campaign on a weekly radio program. NOTE: Senator Irving Ives . R., N. Y.) is under increasing behind-the-scenes pressure to be the party's gubernatorial standard-bearer. Lobbyist I'ropuKiiiiiln If ears have been smarting around the Chicago editorial office ot the influential Christian Century, here is the reason. Garner Lc: lor, head of the Na- tionnl Tax Equality Assocfation, has been widely circularizing a recent issue of the publication with an interesting accompanying letter. NTEA is a registered lobby that has long been active in demanding taxation of farm co-ops. The organization Is under the scrutiny of the House lobby investigating committee. Lester's letter explains his enthusiasm for the magazine: "I am enclosing one of the most important and far-reaching articles ever published iih connection with the subject of tax equality Every clergyman and every church member should read it. We suggest that if you have a church connection, that you personally i gall it to the attention of your j own clergyman. If more copies | are desired for further dlstribu- ; lion, we will furnish as many as , effectively can be used without charge." ! Main paragraphs underscored by j Coster, in the Century's article < read: j "We hold . . . that churches | should pay taxes on their church property and that Protestants should lead in demanding the, enactment of law abolishing^for all churches the subsidy the state now gives th«m . . . Protestants can hardly make their case against the encroachments upon the public treasury in support of parochial schools while they accept for their own churches the compulsory support of unwilling taxpayers." Good Try William* Flanders, New York realty executive, made a good try while testifying before the Senate banking committee to gel on amicable terms with Senator Ralph Flanders .'(R., VtJ, The committee was probing the HFC's big loans to Lustron Corp., Columbus, O., makers of prefabricated steel houses. Senator Flanders has been sharply critical of these subsidies. ' Seeking a friendly approach, realtor Flanders, a consultant for the company, remarked: "I know I am supposed to answer questions instead of asking them, but I wonder, Senator, if by any chance we are kinfolk." "I doubt it. Dirl any of your ancestors marry an Indian woman?" States. "I am, Sir, very respectfully, ycnir obedient servant, • "Daniel Webster." Today, 107 years later, we're right back where we started from -the British trading in China and ! the United States closing up its ' consulates. (Copyright. 1950. bj Bell Syndicate, Inc.) "Not that I know, of," said Flanders, then added hopefully, "however, when I was'a boy, my hair was Jet black." Old Slaty The old saying, "History always repeats itself," Is getting new affirmation in Western Germany. German officials are quietly negotiating a trade deal with Turkey, under which Germany would take three-fifths of Turkey's exports In exchange for supplying the latter with more than half of its manufactured imports. Effect of such an arrangement would be to give Germany a monopoly of Turkish trade. This is virtually an exact repetition of a Turko-German deal pulled by Dr. Hjalmar Schacht under Hitler. However, this time there is one big difference: U. S. taxpayers, instead of German, are financing the coup. To gain this monopolistic trade status in Turkey, Germany is of- ferjng to pay the latter higher prices for its goods than other competing countries. Under Hitler, German taxpayers made up the difference. Now, U. S. taxpayers are doing it. The U. S. Is spending more than $1,000,000,000 a year to feed and restore Germany. The U. S. is also spending more than $250,000,000 a year to rearm and Industrialize Turkey. Further, the trade scheme is directly counter to the Marshall Plan. Core of that program to restore European economic health is free and unrestricted trade among the Western countries. Out of Line Even Navy Secretary Francli Matthews' best friends won't tell him, but his "aloofness" is show, ing. Although the Nebraskan ]..;» •been a cabinet member for months, he has yet to do any personal hobnobbing with members of the House appropriations subcommittee for the armed services. This group writes the military buclRCt. It is essential for military heads to be on close personal terms with these committee members. Army Secretary Gordon Gray nnrl Air Secretary Stuart Symington took great pains to establish such relations. Matthews hasn't bothered. He was aloof even when an excellent opportunity arose to unbend. This was at. a luncheon staged for the committee by Defense Secretary Louis Johnson, Matthews was present, but that was all, He said nothing unless spoken to first, and then answered ! briefly. j Afterwards, Representative Charles Plumley' (R., Vt.) re- I marked, "It seems strange that I Mr. Matthews hasn't called on us. The other secretaries have. They usually come up to see us at least once a month. Mr. Matthews has never come around." Note — Two hours af lei- President Truman sent his budget to Congress, Interior Secretary Oscar Chapman telephoned Representative Mike Klrwan (D., O.), chairman of the interior Appropriations subcommittee, and offered to come to his office to explain that budget. This made a favorable impression on Kirwan. He told his committee members, "Tliis is the first time a secretary of interior has offered lo do a thing like that. This man Chapman is all right." Stormy Weather Senator Homer' Capehart (R., Ind.) is a strong advocate of government economy, but not at the expense of his home state. lit- is up-in-arms over failure of Ihu President to include in the budget, $400,000 for flood conlrol on the Wabash River at. Vincennes, Ind. Says Capehart, "I inlend to gel the money for this project if I have to filibuster against all Ihe other flood control projects which the President did include in i his budget." j (Copyright. 1850, Post - Hall Syndicate. Inc.i Mexico's Health Department has threatened to crack down on the | drug trade for unauthorized increases in drug and patent medicine prices. !»-. + J ?f r - »?••* / Answer to Previous Puzzl* HORIZONTAL l,6Depic 4 ' animal 9 Health resort 12 Amphitheater 13 Reverrntinl fear 14 Number 15 Paving substance 16 More rational J8 Dine 19 Slants 21 Daubs 23 Volume 24 Suo loco (ab.) 25 Water craft 27 Former Russian ruler 30 Part of "be" 31 French article 32 Of the thing 33 Babylonian • deity 34 Graf ted (her.) 37 Employed 39 Paid notice (n newspaper 40 Regius , professor (a* 41 Reiterate 45 It Is a short haired brep' 1 of 49 Poem > 50 This originated !' Germany S? 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