Detroit Free Press from Detroit, Michigan on April 15, 1946 · Page 28
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Detroit Free Press from Detroit, Michigan · Page 28

Detroit, Michigan
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Monday, April 15, 1946
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TOWN CRIER ow Detroiter Once Rated with President . got an toted for r : " .v v..- .-am? 1 BY MARK BELTAIRE Years ago, E. A. Batchelor played golf down south seed caddy who boasted that the week before he hi President Wilson. ' "Is the President a good golfer?" Batchelor asked. "No, sun," was the scornful reply. "Why, he's no better'n you are." ENTRIES ARE STILL coming in by the hundreds in the contest to name the Golden Jubilee parade June . . . celebrating Detroit's sesquiotentennial and the fiftieth anniversary of the automobile industry . . . although the deadline is a Sunday postmark. mm, ONE INDUSTRIOUS man dreamed up 35 titles. Others illustrated their ideas with fancy art work. , - Although the prizes are $100, nylons for the ladies and white shirts for the men, a good many model husbands asked for nylons for their wives . . . and just as many considerate ladies requested that, if they won, their husbands get ' the white shirts. Chivalry ain't dead after all. ' Beltaire THE TIGERS' Eddie Fitzgerald is trying fran tically to get season passes ready by opening day Tuesday ... a tie-up at the engraver s. . . . Bandleader Bill Finzel will lead the march to the flagpole for the forty-fourth year. Only time he came near to missing was in 1927 . . . when he held oil having an appendicitis operation for a week so he wouldn't miss. Only time he's ever been sick, Bill swears, and he's a mighty healthy-looking specimen now. When fire damaged the bar In the Hotel Detroiter, thirsty patrons didn't have to wait long for their potions, reports Manager George Agree. A new bar was set up in the lobby the next day. STANLEY MLOSTEK, JR, has renamed the stretch of Dexter between Davison and Chicago. . . . "Buggy Boulevard." He and his share-the-ride crew counted 143 baby buggies wheeling along. Highest count for one block was 37. Mlostek claims it's the "buggiest street in Michigan." DESPITE THE BICKERING between our governments, Russian Relief workers are trying to raise $25,000,000 to help the Russians. Detroit's quota is a quarter of a million dollars for the Filatpry Children's Hospital in Moscow. - 0 Mrs. Hugh Chalmers, widow of the auto pioneer, cherishes two exact-scale models of the 1911 Chalmers car. The Chalmers 30 and 40 Bluebirds were among the most popular autos of their day. The Chalmers was the predecessor of the Chrysler. A DETROIT EX-WAVE is cleaning up ... as boss of the only steam and wash rack open 24 hours a day. . . . President Truman is noted for his remarkable thoughtfulness in remembering birthdays and wedding anniversaries of those on his staff. Whenever one of those dates rolls around, he phones a personal greeting. r y LEONARD LYONS Sinatra Sees Old Friend Andrei Again NEW YORK When Frank Sinatra went to Hunter College to witness the session of the UN Security Council, he met Oscar Lange, the Polish ambassador, and discussed with him the Polish protest against Franco. Then he talked with Andei Gromyko, the Soviet delegate, who remembered his first meeting with Sinatra. It took f Place at the N j Waldorf, where Sinatra was singing in the Wed ge w o o d Room. When the sineer left his Lyons suite to go downstairs, a Russian general stopped him and asked him to come to the ambassador's room. "I can't now," said Sinatra. "I'm on in a few minutes." "The ambassador would like to meet you," said the general, still maintaining his grip. "Later, but not now,". Sinatra repeated. "I'm a vrking man. I've got to start working on my job downstairs." "Work?" said the Rd general. "I understand. Come back later." THE POLITICAL Action Committee will meet in Washington on Tuesday and Wednesday to discuss the Congressional campaigns in various districts. The PAC will decide to throw its support to several Republican Congressional candidates, as well as Democrats. The committee then will announce its opposition to the for mation of any third party. BOB BROWN, editor of Editor and Publisher, told the Overseas Press Club of his experience in speechmaking. He offered this advice: "Stand up to be seen, speak up to be heard and sit down to be appreciated." Sinclair Lewis will finish his new novel before autumn comes. He's moving to Williamstown, Mass., this week to do the job there. John Ringling North expects to have a front-page announcement within the next week. Associated Press Wirephot BEHIND THE GUNS of the battleship Missouri rises the skyline of ancient Istanbul. The craft brought home body of Mehmet Munir Ertegun, Turkish ambassador to United States. -. Ftee Press Photo ESSEX SCOTTISH REGIMENT parades its colors after leaving All Saints Church in Windsor. The unit reclaimed' the colors, which it had placed in sanctuary in the church before heading into battle in 194.0. RUSSIA PRESENTS GRAVE PROBLEM Overpopulating Seen as Peace Peril BY PAUL R. LEACH Chief of Our Washington Bureau WASHINGTON Our earth is overpopulating itself so fast that man's constant struggle for survival endangers permanent peace and good will he is so ardently seeking. Russia especially presents "grave problems in the near future." Those observations are contained in a bulletin by the Population Reference Bureau, a scientific, nonprofit educational organization of Washington. Social Scientist Henry Pratt Fairchild, of New York, is its president. FOUR ECONOMIC warnings, which go far beyond the present postwar food crisis, are cited: At the present rate of population increase, science every century must create or discover the production equivalent of 15 new earths in order to free the people of our one world from want. 2 If all the wealth of the earth had been divided equally among Its people, even before the war, freedom from want could not ' have been obtained. 3 Half of the people on this earth earn less than $4 a week and three-fourths less than-58, as translated into American purchasing power. , 4 Instead of being a great productive nation, Russia might already be nearing overpopulation. The only have-not country with resources and ability to launch another war, it is near the bot- DETROIT FREE PRESS 23 Jfsnday, April 15, 1946 torn of economic indexes measuring living levels. Highlights on countries most affected as set forth in the bulletin are: RUSSIA Thirtieth among 32 countries in relative standings on diet. It is just above the Philippines and China; on a par with Rumania and Java. ' Russia's high proportion of peasants and its short, relatively unproductive growing season, and difficulty of keeping farm animals during severe frost are "great handicaps." Prof. Ellsworth Huntington, of Princeton, is quoted as authority. "As Russia's birth rate is one of the highest in the world," the bulletin says, "the indications are that her population situation may create grave problems in the near future." ITALY AND JAPAN Living levels about the same, with an average real income about one-fourth that of average Americans. Their cultivated land is four-fifths of an acre per person compared to 2.85 acres in the United States. GERMANY On a par with Italy on cultivated land. Population not expected to increase as in other countries. CHINA AND INDIA An average real income of less than $4 a week compared to $28 in the United States. China's population is growing constantly despite a high death rate. India's population increased 50,000,000 between 1930 and 1940. An ever-growing struggle for food in both countries. Colin Clark, international living-level authority, and his book, "The Conditions of Economic Progress, are - quoted as dis covering the world a "wretchedly poor place" to live In. His findings on "real income" of all peoples is part of the basis for the bulletin's assertions. "It may be more pleasant for Americans to believe that their higher level of living is due to their ingenuity and intelligence," the bulletin says. . "BUT THE FACTS appear to indicate that the chief reason is due to our having only 250 persons per square mile of arable land, while Italy has over 800 and Japan about 3,000." The bulletin continued: "Compared to Japan, the State of Iowa has about the same number of horses, but three times . as many cattle. Iowa has 1,092,-095 sheep compared with 17,859 in Japan; and 7,864,804 swine compared with 672,582 In Japan. Tt should be remembered," the bulletin states, "that this study applies to prewar conditions, and that since 1935 the population of the earth has increased about 200,-000,000, while much of the world's wealth, production and natural resources have been destroyed by World War n." " THE BULLETIN says that between 1900 and 1940 world population increased? faster than in any other period of history 19 per cent higher annually than between 1850 and 1900. The bulletin concludes: "Shoujd the present global population continue to increase at the same rate that prevailed between" 1900 and 1940, the earth would hold over 21,000,000,000 by the year 2240." Earth population in 1940 was about 2,000000,000. F - ' - - ' - . T ' - . - 4 " - '--xJfTk i ' s -' ' . I y f t Jk - - .. . . . -. - ? a V -J . . , . - . j h X i . x . v. Ai 7 V v M , ' I ? , . v 111' ' - f ' f t, v.o ; , . ' n 1 , 'I . I ? ! ' VW'W0 ' " f J i r . - I i ! i ' t li - ' " - ' . f I ' V-." ; : y ' ui"hK . 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