Monroe Morning World from Monroe, Louisiana on November 26, 1950 · Page 29
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NOVEMBER 26. 1950 WHERE THE NEW WILL REPLACE THE OLD MONROE (LA.) MORNING WORLD Legion s Leader Youngest In History ELEVEN—B By Charles Barrett AP Newsfeatures Atlanta—Riddled and left for dead by Nazi machine gunners a few months before, the big, brawny guy with the broad grin was coming home. He was helped off a plane from France to join his dad and mother. Their “How are you son?" brought rtie reply, “I’ll be well enough to go to the Legion convention this year.” Star, Purple Heart with three clusters and the bronze star with clusters. After his recovery, Cocke received a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard and became assistant general manager of the largest peanut butter manufacturing plant in the world, at the age of 25. In 1948 he became general Industrial agent for the Central of That was Erie Cocke, Jr., back ; Georgia railway and recently be- in 1946. A lot of hospital operations and came assistant to the president of Delta Airlines. He is a past com- The Jackson street view of the present St. Francis Sanitarium main building, which will be torn down to clear the site for the new struc­ ture. The entire front portion of the antiquated building, paralleling Jackson, will be razed. (Morning World staff photo by Marvin DuBos.) four years later, still only 29 years; mander of the Legion in Georgia. old, Cocke is the youngest na-j --------------0-------------- tional commander of the American; Legion in history. His election in Los Angeles last, Oct. 12 was by the biggest margin [ in years, one of the biggest ever Cocke says his goal is to sell not only veterans but all America on the Legion program of “peace Big Gifts Committee Opens Campaign For Sanitarium St. Francis Fund-Raistnj Group To Sfart Drive In Twin Cities Tuesday; Will Ask Business And Industrial Leaders For Donations By Jim Reynolds With a total of $600,000 as the Twin Cities ^oal for the expansion program of St. Francis Sanitarium, the fund drive’s big gifts committee is getting up steam for the opening of its campaign Tuesday. — ------------------------------------------ Men Favor Women Staying At Home When that committee soys “big” it really means it ... as a matter of fact, their work concerns itself solely with donations of $100,000 down to $2,500. Below that, the • speejal gifts and general solicits tion committees take over. When we heard some of the figures mentioned In a discussion of pretty line way. if you ask me, to remember someone." Several business leaders on the committee of the drive have already expressed a new view on their reasons for contributing substantial sums. “If the community i is to grow, we need the* best in hospitals,” they say. “No big man- Tells How To Fight Reds New York—Angela Calomiris spent seven years as an FBI plant inside the Communist party through strength,” including uni- —but she doesn’t have any fool- AN ARTIST AT WORK gifts from business and industry, uiacturer is going to overlook a dangerous and serious shortage of hospital space when he consi- we got more than a hit of a job “Why,” we wondered, “does the fund drive have to have such huge contributions? Do the workers really expect to get that much money?” After a moment’s discussion with' the growth evidenced in the last a member of the drive’s executive few years." council, we discovered that they definitely did expect to get gifts that could be called huge. And then the chairman explained why. “In the first place.” he said, By William Anderson Brussels—The weaker sex should stay the weaker sex if the home dei s opening a plant or industrial fires are to be kept burning, seems center here. My business will grow | to be the opinion of 74.9 per cent with the community .. . and I of Belgian men. want the Twin Cities to continue During a recent national public opinion poll this per centage of , Belgian masculinity voted that 1 he question of why the drive even childless women should not needed so many large contributions was next on the agenda . . , and promptly answered. “We've checked every available record of “business and industrial leaders! similar drives in this area,” said face facts when they consider their donation. There’s no doubt at all that the Twin Cities desperately need the expanded facilities that St, Francis plans. Anyone who has been hospitalized recently will tell you a hundred reasons why he was dissatisfied. Practically all these reasons are directly traceable to the fact that the community hospital is an old. dilapidated, costly and overcrowded building. “Industrial leaders know this, and know that their employees will need the best hospitalization possible. They know their workers are watching them to see how the company supports the hospital the spokesman, “and we’ve found that we must try to get 75 per cent of our quota, or a total of $.0,000 from the big gift donors. The smaller contributions, from jjeople like you and me, are not only welcome but quite necessary . . . but they alone would never total enough to put us over the top.” One of the big questions yet to be answered was: “How much might a given industry be expected to contribute to the fund drive?’ The answer wasn’t long in coming, once we checked the right sources. First we went to a report of go out to work. They backed up their vote by some pertinent comments, such as —"I want to be looked after,” “Women at work are tempted to be unfaithful,” “Childless women at work are a menace to other households.” “Women are sinful enough without further exposure at work.” The women evidently couldn’t agree more about staying away from work. They voted 64 4 per cent to stay home. There reasons, were somewhat mellower . . . “There is nothing finer for a woman than to look after her home, husband and children.” “A well looked after home serves to hold a husband.” However, it was recognized that necessity caused most women to leave homes for the factories and offices. In these circumstances the women plumped 77.9 per cent for versal military training. If his next year is like the others, the U. S. A. is in for a lot of legionizing. Started as a Cripple Cocke has been a whiz at everything he tries. His young life includes a crippled boyhood, zooming business and civic success, and a hair-raising, almost incredible World War II adventure. He’s a six-foot-two, 210 pounder with a rugged countenance, bright brown eyes, wavy brown hair, hearty handshake and plenty of smooth talk. Despite his glamor and good looks he’s a bachelor. Even when he was 27. political dopesters had tagged him as a good prospect for governor of Georgia. Now some friends are really booming him. But Erie is sticking to business and the Legion, so far. His story began in the little southwest Georgia peanut town of Dawson. The boy crippled at the age of 18 months, wore casts oi braces on his left leg until he was nine. Today he wears a size 11 shoe on his left foot, size 12 on his right. Versatile in School Young Cocke became president of the literary society at the University of Georgia in Athens. At the same time he was manager of the football team. Coach Wally Butts called him the nation’s "All- America manager.” Then came the war. Maj. Gen. A. C. McAuliffe, who said “nuts” to the Nazis at Bastogne, told an Atlanta friend Cocke was “the best individual soldier I saw during cepted proof method of spotting a Red. “When something walks like a duck, quacks like a duck and looks like a duck,” she said, “chances are it’s a duck. But if you’ve never seen a duck before, it’s hard to identify the first one you do see.” The tiny, dark - haired photographer was approached by federal bureau agents in 192 and asked if she would be “converted” to communism, join the party, work hard in it—and report its activities to the bureau. She ac- M. D. Swayze is shown working at his drawing board on scripts which appear in “Sweetheart” magazine. The young free lance artist, who is rated as tops in the nation, is one of Monroe's native sons. Local Free Lance Artist 1 Achieves National Fame they need. They know that it’s up 1 bo Southwest Louisiana Hospital to them to set a contribution stand- Association, which raised $600,000 ard which will insure generous co- ^or a new hospital for Lake Charles operation. during the early part of this year, equal-work pay. The men voted 1 “Above and beyond these rea- Their findings indicate an average tardy 59.2 per cent. sons, they know it really will cost j much less than the face value of the gift.” That statement alone sounded mighty intriguing, and ¡called, we thought, for an explanation. * One of the major points of cum- ¡parativc saving for big gift donors, we found out, is the fact that the gift can be paid over a period of three years, and that it s tax-de- contribution by industry of $126 j Some feminine whoops for this per employee. As published in vote were . . . “Women are equal their report dated Jan 30, 1950, to men,” “The idea of feminine the association recommended the , inferiority is centuries out of date.” $12 figure as a general indication Some of the men voted ves with of the overall per capita cost on the $1,800,000 hospital built. For all the countless benefits of new hospital facilities, this still seemed a pretty stiff figure, so reservations. One reservation was “Only unmarried women. A married woman has her pots and pans.’ Caustic comments from men were: “An inferior being does not vc headed back to the committee deserve the same treatment.’’“The mom for verification. slightest illness and a woman .....................-.............. „„ 1 ?|CaHUSC a i"r0e ■* |110rV | takes the day off." "Men must n some cases, the government ac- 'V and b'KSer single Indus- keep their superiorly and pres- good sized nortinn we were told, “the com-1 tige.” rue P >r at ions going up to 50 per cent the governn a good sized portion tually pays (I of the gift. * mittee feejs that a contribution of The call for funds is a one-time' about 3100 Per employee would see appeal, too, not one which will be repeated next year or in 1952. Just one appeal for a drive for the fu- tven that sum of $100 doesn’t ture of the Twin Cities. seem too formidable, when the The committee member added businessman considers that it rep- another word: “One more point resents less than $35 per employee for the business and industrial Per year over a period of three leaders to remember is the avail- years . . . all tax-deductable, too. ability of memorials, a wonderful The official kickoff of the cam­ way to commemorate the name oi | Paign is set for 6:30 p. m. Tuesa firm or an individual. By en- day. wnen the big gifts committee dowing a certain room or facility meets at the Rendezvous, in the building, the donor can pro-j The big money campaigners \ ide a living memorial to a loved j represent almost every religion one ... a memorial that means of the “ us through this part of the cam- j Bernstein, Jr., C. C. Boardman, paign successfully.” : J. M. Breard, A. C. Breckenridge, J. Norman Coon, Thomas W. Davenport, Ben H. Downing, Joseph G. Durrett, H. W. Engstrom, W. L. Ethridge, Sr., Henry E. Guerriero. Ivy C. Jordon, Tom E. Hicks, Murray Hudson, ft. D. Kellogg, Walter W. Kellogg, A. K. Kilpatrick. Thomas W. Leigh, Herman Masur, Jack Masur, F. F. Millsaps, William Mintz, Sam Rubin, Edward J. Seymour, C. B. Sherrouse. David C. Silverstein, Elmer C. Slagle. Clifford M. Strauss, life, comfort and health to thou,- 1 and d™«™'?e°rge W- T,ousdale' S' ands in the community. That’s a | eludes T. O Bancroft, in- Washburn, J. E. Wheeler and Ila- Henry I rold L. Woods. WHO’S A GOOSE AT CROSSING? the war.” General McAuliffe’s citation tells the story of Cocke’s exploits during April 22-24, 1945. Captain Cocke set out with a corporal, a jeep and a carbine to , contact a cut-off U. S. battalion near Bueren, Germany. First he ran into a column of 80 German soldiers, opened fire and “put the entire enemy column to flight,” capturing three Nazis and liberating five French prisoners. At Balzholz, he was pinned by machine-gun and small-arms fire and both he and the corporal wounded and captured. Cocke was lined up with 17 other U. S. prisoners and marched to Oberwilzinghen, Left with two guards, Cocke clubbed one guard while other GI’s jumped the other. They escaped. The little band marched up to the Burgomaster (mayor) and Cocke persuaded him the town was surrounded by the Allies and resistance was futile. Oberwilzinghen and two little nearby towns were surrendered to the ex-prisoners. But Nazis Came Back A Nazi artillery battalion, two rifle platoons and other German j soldiers gave up their arms. Finally Cocke sent all but four of his men back to allied lines—taking 592 prisoners with them by official French count. Then a Nazi panzer division rolled into Oberwilzinghen, and the odds were a little too great. Cocke and his tiny group opened fire but were captured again. Cocke was questioned by the same Nazis who had questioned him two days before, after his first capture. “He didn’t like my looks and I didn’t like his,” says Cocke. He swatted the Nazi in the jaw and German guards opened up on him at 20 feet with tommy guns. Left for Dead The captain fell and was left on the spot, believed dead. Finally two old women hauled him to a hospital in a hand-pulled, wooden-wheeled cart. A German doctor gave him the first of 17 operations that took him to 27 hospitals over 14 months ANGELA CALOM R IS . . Fooled the Reds . . . the assignment—without pay and without protection. The seven years of gruelling, hectic and frequently boring and unsatisfying work are recounted in her new book, “Red Masquerade.” Angela made a good Communist —rising from the lowest rank to financial secretary of an important Manhattan unit of the party completely unsuspected. In fact, she was held in high party esteem the very day when she appeared as a government witness in thf New York trial of the Communist party’s 11 top leaders—and identified each man as having actively taught and advocated overthrow of the goverment. Her appearance and calm statement she had always been a goverment agent was a bombshell in the courtroom. “I think control of communism is the most important problem we face today,” she said. “I think the answer lies in legislation, but I don’t think the new Communist registration act is the complete answer. “There is one big advantage in outlawing the party, however It means that anyone willing to support communism is violating the membership from growing, bership from growing.” The party, Miss Calomiris said, is prepared to disappear completely into the underground to function efficiently. “That means that the FBI will hae to go underground with it,” he said. “Their will have to be more government plants in the party and danger to them will increase. Any plant’s life is in danger.” ----------- o ----------LESS COTTON GINNED St. Joseph, La., Nov. 25.—(Special)—According to T. Carl Gipson. special agent of the bureau of the census, there were 11,622 bales of cotton, ginned in Tensas parish prior to November 1. this year, as compared with 12,350 baes ginned to November 1, 1949. ----------- o- - By Yvonne Brett In the never, never land of fantasy the trend these days is toward a new cycle in the American-born institution of comic strips. A leader in this field is one of our native sons, M. D. Swayze. The comic strip like every major factor in our life has been predicted on the whims and fancy of the public. Each decade has seen its cycle of slapstick, blood and thunder, criminal detection, adventure, illusion, romance, boots and saddles. W3P, reflections of invention, magic, politics and the age old story of love. They have covered the scene according to the dictates of an escape hungry public, who unconsciously appreciate the comedy era that runs like a thread through our existance. Midway of the century of 1950 hearts”, selling more than two million copies per month. Fawcetts are the chief advocates of the new trend to romance. The top free lance artist for Fawcett’s romances is Monroe’s own Marcus D. Swayze. The lead story in “Sweethearts” is drawn by M. D., a gifted artist, who’s forte has not always been the romantic outlook that he is soaring to fame with now. When he was staff artist for Fawcett Publications a few short years back, his career first came imo prominence when he wrote and drew the feature “Captain Marvel". Later he became perhaps the busiest comic strip artist in America when he took over the art work and writing of “The Phantom Eagle” and at the same time drew Flyin' Jenny” distributed by Bell saw the rebirth of romance. May-; Syndicate, be it is an indication of how the ! Lettering of the strips are done American heart and mind are at work. That would be a logical guess but the facts remain that Time magazine gave a recent report on the publishers of comic strips and featured as outstanding Fawcett publication’s “Sweet- by M. D.’s sister, Daisy Swayze, who is recognized as being an outstanding professional. The team of brother and sister are at present the only known one in the free lance artist field. Artist Marcus D. Swayze was Bit Of A Bittern Out flashes Flash ..V.»-; i axe a gander at this sign! The geese warn the motorists near Palo, Iowa. “Cattle Crossing” and Deed Crossing” signs are i familiar to mororists throughout the country But ( according to Mrs. Ethel Gibney, who has a goose farm near Palo and raises 235 laying geese, selling another 253 every Thanksgiving time, hardly a car passes that doesn’t slew or stop in hope of , seeing a goose waddle across the road. The geese have to cross the road to teed in the cornfield. And Mrs. Gibney says they are pretty self-sufficient. They feed on the leaves and weeds after they are six weeks old. They get corn only in time to fatten them for holiday tables. A big advantage of the sign, Mrs. Gibney points out. is that the slower the cars go. the less dust they blow up from the gravel road. GIRLS CALL DANCES Lake Forest, 111.— iJPi —“Number please” girls in Lake Forest took a telephone operator’s holiday. They sponsored a party with lots He was decorated with the French I of calling—but just for old-fash- Croix de Guerre, the U. S. Silver | ioned square dancing. McCain-Richards Open House Is Great Success What's quicker than a flash? It .lunging quicker than a flash. A could be a little bird called a bittern, smallest member of the heron family. Here is die heli by Mrs. Peter H. Snyder, amateur ornithologist and member of the Audubon Society, who rescued it born in Monroe and except for brief periods has lived here all of his life. He attended O. P. H. S. and is a graduate of Neville High School and attended Northeastern when it was still Northeast Center of L. S. U. He began as an art major and prolonged his stay at Junior College to three years by changing his curriculum to music. His life’s work seemed cut out for him when he went on to Louisiana Tech to win his B. A. degree in art He has this to say about his school years, “I’m grateful for the encouragement I received from every teacher I had. For technical training I am indebted to Miss Louise Moore of Monroe and to Mis» Elizabeth Bethea and Miss Mary Moffett of the Louisiana Tech art department.” One thing he failed to say was that he can be credited with designing the first Neville High senior class ring, the design that Neville still usps today. The layman often wonders how a youngster with comparatively no practical experience breaks into the big time. Marc describes his entrance into the national field as “nothing spectacular.” By the time of his graduation from Louisiana Tech he had determined that he favored commercial art over the fine arts. He sent samples of his work to all the major syadi- cates and magazine publishing houses. His first offer came from Fawcett Publications of New York City and was followed closely by another from NEA Syndicate of Cleveland. The NEA offer had to be forwarded to New York, however, for by that time young M. D. was on his way. It was some time later that he learned he was the only applicant Fawcett Publications had accepted without a personal interview In their thirty year of existence. During this time he came back to Monroe and met the romance of his life, the attractive June Bloomer, a Little Rock, Ark., girl who had moved to Monroe during his absence. They were married and are now representative of the ideal family since the addition oi pretty little daughter Judy and baby son Marcus D. Swayze, Jr. Although the Swayze family might live anywhere in the United States that suits their fancy, they choose to live modestly in a cozy little home on Dick Taylor street. Artist Marc’s days are happily filled wdth an avalanche of work at the drawing board and with the close association of a family that probably inspires some of his best i illustrations. The tw'o million readers of his “Sweetheart” stories often will find scenes from his beloved hometown. Although he is constantly using local scenes in his drawings, Marc is rarely seen out sketching on the streets of the Twin Cities. The reason for this is the fear of appearing “arty.” He usually remains in his car, slumps down furtively behind the steering wheel and goes to work with a stub of pencil and a scrap of card board. The sketches, ranging from the busiest corners of DeSiard street to the old City Hall of West Monroe, have eventually found their way to all parts of the United States and with the printed matter transated to many foreign countries. The action in one of his stories took place in “LaFooshe’ swamp. “I spelled it that way,” he said, “so the readers wouldn't have to worry about pronouncing it.” There has been no mention yet about how Swayze is also an accomplished musician. ... He has played with Bing Crosby, Ezio Pinza, Spike Jones, Sinatra, Como ect. . . . He also arranges music or possibly more dignified scores it. Marc’s fondness for Monroe and the people in it apparently works both ways for recently he was elected to the Ouachita Parish school board by a large majority, Korean Vets May Get Extra Pay Washington, Nov. 25—MP)—A plan to give extra pay to thousa ids of men and officers with combat duty in Korea may reach congress soon, Senator Connally (D.-Tex.) said today. The senator’s office produced a letter from an army spokesman saying a premium pay plan was submitted to the department of defense by army officials. Extra pay for each month of combat duty in Korea was suggested. The letter from Col. C. G Blakeney, army legislative liaison officer, said the defense department expressed considerable Interest. He added that army officials ex- stenographer called Mrs. Snyder, who now feeds it small frogs and minnows. It snatches its food so last that a camera set at 1 400 of pect the plan will be sent soon to a second can’t quite catch the congress, i action without a blur. It lunges 1 At present extra “hazard Hntv from a San Diego, Calif., lawyer's; nine inches. Bitterns usually are pay" goes to men and officer, ofnce. It was terrorizing the law- j so tricky about concealing them- assigned to regular fivin-dulv yer and his staff. They were I selves .hat they are seldom seen, I submarines. 1“ bomb d“ £>sa! oi lts faittmg-r.oedio beak Lays Mrs. Snydr. I work and to a few other jobs Ì O The McCain-Richards Anniversary Open House Friday and Saturday was attended by one of the largest crowds ever gathered in the Twin Cities for such occasions. Greeted by executive hosts, Bill McCain, J. W. Richards, Vagie Rivers anti Charles Nelms, visitors and guests enjoyed individual baby Aloha orchids from Hawaii, as well as a premiere view of the new 1951 Ford which went on display throughout the nation Friday. Comments throughout the demonstration of the new Ford ranged from excited ooh’s and ah’s to bumper drive and, unanimously, the Fordomatic Drive. Among famous visitors to the McCain-Richards celebration were General Claire Chennault and family. And one of the show-stealers was the anniversary cake sent ny the News-Star—World, designed by Irene Reid and produced in beautiful colors by Bond’s Bakery. During the two-day celebration, bonuses were awarded every member of the McCain-Richards firm, with additional bonuses presented to six employes who have served the firm ten years and 2 persons ungs r Has Natural Swing revolutionary” and “unbeliev-j who have served it five years, able. ’ Receiving greatest acclaim j The new Ford is now on display were the beautiful new dash, the > at the concern, 1201 Louisville Av- balance-lift trunk, the anti-lock 1 enue. By Darrel Wilson ¡NEA Staff Wrlteri Kansas City, Kans. Professional Youngsters are never too young to start in golf. Our little girl, age six, has been on a course a'l her life—even in a perambulator as an infant. If you give kids a club and the opportunity to play, they have a tendency to fall into a natural swing. Their muscles have not set to any particular type of swing. This makes it much easier ior them to develop a golfing arc. Kids at a young age will invariably grip a club in baseball fashion, ior the simple reason that it is easier to keep a firm grip that way. This is all right for a while. When they get old enough to remember things that make a good proper position. j q 1V6 a ciub to any chud, and cannot ,be expected to the results will be amazing. concerning j also have a son, 12, who is remember everything what makes a good swing. The trick is to let the child get the knack of swinging before you try to force alternations from his: ment. playing in the 80s, has been in the lover 70s. He scored 161 for 36 holes in the state junior tourna- normal grip and stance. Make changes one at a time. Patience is the prime requisite Don t try to force a desire to play. Give them clubs and they’ll wain to learn. Being on a course, having the opportunity to play, a chance to watch others and practice enables a child to do things which are very beneficial, if the child has the desire. My youngest daughter, 3, Vt at comes naturally and easily. 1 spent quite some time at a driving range with my six-year- old daughter. There she would hit a bucket of balls. On the course, she played only a few holes near the clubhouse, grip, then is the time to place j had as low as a five on a 155-yard, their hands on the club in the J par three hole. Once a child has picked up the this young aee is getting a sem- rudiments cf the swing, polishing | blanee of a swing. I have given her a light club and a putter and in the next year or so, I will begin to give her the fundamentals of golf. As I stressed in Professional Golfer, more important than any instruction i can give* for children is that whatever you do, let ’em swing.

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