The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, May 15, 1949, Page 4, Image 4

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landsman Takes Helm
A Nebraska lawyer and businessman who
owns a row boat was named secretary of thf
navy to succeed John L. Sullivan. The appointee
It prominent in midwest circles and an active
Catholic layman. He was an active supporter of
Hjrry Truman in the late election, as was Lou if
Johnson, secretary of defense; so the appoint
ment bears signs of political motivation. How
ever he seems to be a man of capacity who jna J
fill the office well, though he resides far from
S4lt water.
The navy feels down in the dumps. Not since
J phus Daniels Issued his famous grape juice
order banning serving of intoxicants in navy
wardrooms have navy officers felt quite as low.
Through a succession of Roosevelt navy was
top It greatly outdistanced the army in con-,-fVssional
favor when it came to appropriations.
Now the air force has become the "glamor girl'
of the services.
The bitter blow wai the Johnson order sus
pending work on the super -carrier "United
States." This with the companion order sealing
the lips of the admirals was crushing. Even the
retired admirals haven't been heard from.
Friends of the navy argue that control of the
is still vital; that air power cannot occupy
or hold territory or tarry supply in quantities
required for military operations. This Is true:
but the patent thing today is that there is. no
naw in the wo: !d to challenge the American
njvy We omit tru- Brith navy because it could
not conceivably be an enemy navy. Other navies
are non-existent in tren;'h. Russia has subma
rines built after late flermin models, but no
S'irf i-e craft of consequence and no Pacific fleet
woith men. :oninf, Germany rind Japan are dorie
Bi nival powers, hr.d so is Italy. So the real
plight of the I,'. S ravy is that having disposed
of hostile. fleets ?! is left with time on its hand?.
Str i'''i;ic hnrnbirr wk'-h navy hoped to hold.
In-; txvn iv n 'he a -fi-rce.
"T li.i niii :.M n n f h i ci a I rt rv-v r4 'i nf T o
lir I I i y ,-- '(J - . I i 'i I ' nil j i vain i v t
in irfaip, even u h '. enemy craft to conS
ha! I? .otild have tt.-- tak of convoy and sup
ply t-xpe Ji .'I li.irv forces. But this is a pede
tri in tole for f phtrnt' men and fighting ship.4,
; wonder then p; vv moral" is low. Its own
Rr-'it virtrir ate crte as much to blame as the
n of aviation or t pfhi-M politics.
I.st lln Fur Fly ...
lie- Kc it r:.l Trade cm: mission obviously does
not understand worn n. Nolnxly else does, eith
er, but u-aaHy they (ioii't leave themselves wide
op -n. The Federal Trade commission does.
This undoubtedly venerable but unpoetic gov
ernment bureau had the nerve or maybe, in
testine! fortitude to suggest to the house inter -sta'e
commerce suhcr mrr.ittee that you ought to
Ml! a skunk a s'ku k
Fur coat manufacturers should be required to
I-Ik-I rabbit fur rat hit fur. skunk hides skunk
hid-.vs and muskrat pelts just that, the FTC's bu
reau of trade pract.ee conferences' spokesman
said. He added that the hair of the hare is now
sold under 50 aliases including such misleading
misnomers as btaverette. hudsea!. marmetirie,
and Arctic seal. The hirsute adornment of the
lowlv woods rusv is glorified' by the trade as
Alaska sable, black marten, dipped marten and
civt cat. And Hudson seal, brook mink, water
mink and river sahie are all terms for the un
ltimninii.s muskrat.
Now any reasonable person will agree that the
house bills requir r.p fur processors to label and
advertise their products so that buyers will
know, what they are getting are sensible.
But who says milady is reasonable' Doesn't
h call false hair "transformations." girdles
China Reds Bid for Contact with West
By Stewart AIop
fThe following dispatch was
written In Shanghai but cabled
f r m Hong Kong t' avoid ien -i
ship )
SHANGHAI. May H Like
mv frightened city. Shanghai la
a ci'r of wild, mutually ronln
dutorv rum'ir. It is difficult
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an inland in the Whangpcxi. id
tht in the Officers 3dorjd Fn
rlnr Hostfl in th city But
it ; now eenerallT behexed that
he ha left the city on his pet
wil plane, and 'l bkelo of
a rrl defense of the city has
lft with him
Instead, war materials atvl
vjluables are being shipped out
t Formosa, the Genera b.ssimo'a
Ijf'-stand Island off the Smith
China coast. The leading Na
tionalists politicians, bankers
a 1 the like have a!r--dy left
i Chiang's orders. (Of five key
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THE STATESMAN PUBLISHING COMPANY
CHAiH-KA A SPRAGUE. Editor and Publisher
"foundations," and sundry other accessories va
rious other nicknames? The beautifying instinct
of the eternal feminine knows no such mundane
bounds.
And just think what this revolutionary sug
gestion by the Federal Trade commission would
do to the nation's society editors. Imagine, if you
can, the following item: "Mrs. Abagail McMar
ten looking lovely with her skunk poured at the
tea."
If the unimaginative Washington males don't
like the current names for rabbit, skunk and
muskrat, they had just better think up sorre
prettier ones, that's all.
Chappie Rates Legislators
C. C. Chapman, editor of the Oregon Voter,
who has been observing legislative sessions for
most of four decades referred to Sen. Dean Wal
ker of Independence as "the best qualified man
who has appeared in the legislature in my time."
A fine tribute from a very competent authority.
While Chappie referred to Sen. Neuberger
and Reps. Morgan and Dreher as "snipers' for
their much talking, he said they were men of
ability and "unquestioned intellectual integri
ty." He praised them and Sen. Jack Lynch and
Reps. Wilhelm and Logan for voting courage.
Most of his praise went to the "burden-carriers"
among whom he mentioned in addition to soma
like Walker, Lynch and Wilhelm. Sens. Phil
Hitchcock, Carl Engdahl, Howard Belton, Aus
tin Dunn, Orval Thompson, Paul Patterson and
Austin Flegel and Reps. Ralph Moore, J. F. Short
arid Earl McNutt. The burden -carriers, he said
-are the folk who "try to keep civilization go
ing "
Ralph Watson, in his columns in The States
man during the session called attention to these
workhorses who rarely rated the headlines. The
public should know more about the solid core
who labored to do a good job for Oregon in the
last assembly. Same narrow-minded people
though will berate whomever Chapman "rates."
Criticises TV in Taverns
Television in taverns came under attack by
Erwin B. Hock, alcoholic beverage control com
missioner in New Jersey at a national confer
ence of state liquor administrators in San Fran
cisco last week. Hock said that TV draws young
sters to bars and induces persons to remain long
er in barrooms and perhaps consuming more
liquor than otherwise. Also TV attracts touts to
bars lecause the telecasting of sports events
arouses gambling fevers. Thus it is apparent
that television brings problems in its train.
Another item from this conference: it urged
the government to cut the excise tax on spirits
from $9 to $3 a gallon. The argument was that
the increase was a wartime luxury tax which
were supposed to be dropped six months after
the war's end. What the administrators were
concerned about was the stimulus the high tax
gives to moonshining and bootlegging. We doubt
though if any of the administrators look for the
money-hungry government to cut back this rich
source of revenue.
Portland's ICast Side Commercial club bobs up
again with an appeal for locating the new state
Office building for Portland on the east side. In
support it refers to Ralph Lloyd's plan of de
velopment of his extensive holdings there. That
plan is very nebulous; and is getting a bit shelf
worn. The place for the building is on the west
side where the business and public office center
are.
Bring on that yaller cream. Strawberries are
coming to market.
er had introductions, four had
already fled Four large Chi
nese ships arc lying off the
Whangpoo "to evacuate the best
troops when that becomes ne
cessary. ;
Meanwhile, a ; secret commit
tee, headect by an aged diplomat,
has been formed and is belieyed
to have made contact already
with the communists. The com
mittee is t serve as an interim
body to hand over control of the
great city to its conquerors. The
communists are reliably reported
to have gathered their few
trained administrators at Peipmg
w:th instructions to be ready to
take Over Shanghai at inr time
afer May 35
!ct pevjj'ie here believe that
the cerr.mti nit$ will walk In.
m'h cry I ttle bloodshed, not
lrg after that date Thus. Na
ti,r.jhst anghiii ;s to die a
gr-iceiess. tjnreMSting death.
As for J-ommiiTsist Shanghai,
r-f darkne elites in thm ker
t ffr 1' is reasonable t up-
c trial j-Snanghai under the
communist! vi ifti American aid
w .'; !r :u musj undergo a pe
ri i'. of t t economic chat It
is Ao reasonable to suptnwe that
w.'hout f.'feign trade Shar.chai.
w !- e vhj-e reason f ar teing is
lr;i1 sMth-Jtbe west, wi'l die It
is this h;(h adds weight to such
signs and portents as an unsea
sonable Christmas card which a
m.i or America employer re
ceived here recently.
The card came from a com
munist leader who had organized
a strike ill the American's fac
tory The :Jiatkha!ist police had
put a price on the communist's
head. and. he was supposed to
have fled I north. But the card
was postmarked from within the
city. It carried the usual touch
ing se ntiment (toFrom loads and
loads cf Christmas cards this one
I picked for yous because its wish
for happiness is warm and deep
and true.")
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Inside tfce card, however, was
a mere interesting message.
carefully typed in English: "We
announce hereby Chinese people
blame only foreign imperialisms
but we hope our foreign friends
still remain China and promise
protect them (including lives and
property). We welcome foreign
investments to develop Chinese
economy and safeguard their
special interests. We greet heart
ily and give special treatment to
those technicians w illing partici
pate in economic reconstruction
of China "
The Christmas card has its Im
portance as an accurate reflec
tion cf the Chinese communist
party line on Shanghai. The Chi
nese communists apparently
mean to allow a degree of eon
tact with the West which would
certainly bring the Kremlin's
lash dou n hard over the shoul
ders of ar.y European satellite.
Ruines men here are inclined
to equate this line with Titoism.
It is not necessarily anything of
the sort The Chinese commun
is;' are likely to allow some trade
an i contact with the west simply
t-ecaase they must. Yet. the
Chri-tmas card does suggest at
leat that the west will have an
economic lever m communist
China which the west entirely
lacks in the rest cf the Soviet
world,
Ore American here, who spent
the war years in Chungking, re
marked as he sipped a cocktail
in the comfortable lounge of the
American club. "In Chungking
we had hope and no luxury, here
we have luxury and no hope."
For the short run. he was right,
of course. Nothing will stop the
communists from taking Shang
hai. But for the long run, while
it ts foolish to talk of Titotsm
now. we must wait to see ho-r
this economic lever works. There
is a chance that it may even pro
mote the central Western objec
tive a China independent of the
Kremlin. But the chance Is slen
der. (Copyright. tM. New York Herald
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of the redistribution of the na
tional wealth."
Sir Stafford revealed that the
national insurance program will
cost about $3,000,000,000 this
year and more in later years.
He said bluntly that these social
services must be paid for by
taxation direct and indirect.
To quote:
-When I hear people speak
ing of reducing taxation and at
the same time see the costs of
social services rising rapidly in
response very often to the de
mands of the same people. I
sometimes wonder whether they
appreciate the old adage: 'We
cannot have our cake and eat
it too'."
Where is the money coming
from if capital wealth has been
largely nationalized, great for
tunes and land holdings extin
guished and Income taxes are
now as high as they may safely
be pushed'' The chancellor says
that for the future "we must
rely rather upon the creation of
more distributable wealth than
upon the redistribution of the
income that exists."
But with taxation so heavy
what incentive is there for en
terprise? Risks are taken if the
rewards give fair promise of
adequacy. But with incomes
above modest levels going to
government where will private
capital for venture be fo.inn?
And if most of the gains are
to be captured by the state who
will want to take risks? Gov
ernment of course may divert
profHs from industry or tax
monies into capital investment;
but history hasn't shown a high
degree of competence for gov
ernment in business.
In short the British people are
getting what passes now as se
curity health services, family
allowances, food subsidies but
at the hazard of undermfctr.g
the economic system which pro
vides the benefits. The state can
live off of accumulated fat for
a time, but not indefinitely.
We in this country need to
reflect on the dangers inherent
in the social welfare state. If in
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our zeal to equalize benefits and
insure against the misfortunes of
life we make sterile the am
bitions and restrain the ener
gies of men we may in the end
insure a miserable sort of exist
ence for all.
We aren't taking 40 per cent
of national income for govern
ment support but we are on the
way. Right now the administra
tion is up against the same prob
lem as Britain's chancellor of
the budget, trying to finance
heavy defense costs at the same
time it expands social services.
Unless we are ready to change
our economic system we need to
gear the speed with which we
add social services at govern
ment expense to the ability of
our economic system to carry
the burden.
Literary
Guidepost
SCARNE ON CARDS, by John
Scorne (Crown; $3.95).
Gambling is done up as a fine
art in this book by an author
blutbed on the jacket as enjoy
ing the same position to games
that Dr. Einstein holds in ad
vanced physics.
Scarne has lectured on gambl
ing, demonstrated to -GI's, con
sulted for the Army weekly
Yank, and even made movies on
the subject. And no wonder. He
approaches his specialty with
enthusiasm. It's a subject, he
says, that should be taught along
with the three R's in every ele
mentary school. "If It were so
taught," he says, "gambling
would be reduced from a na
tional problem to a sporadic ec
centricity, and gambling houses
would rlose . . . The average
educated citizen has no knowl
edge of the subject and no in
terest in it. and this high-mind-edness
costs average educated ci
tizens of the United States many
millions of dollars a year."
Scarne describes rules of most"
of the popular card games, in
cluding rummy and its many
variations. Black Jack, Faro,
Poker and Pinochle. Because in
the long run in these games the
element of chance is leveled out
and the more skilled player will
outdistance the less skilled one,
Scarne argues that you had bet
ter pay attention to his lessons
now.
It seems to be essential equip
ment fo rthe advanced player to
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The Safety
Valve
Offers Three Cheera
For Judge Murphy
To the Editor
Three cheers for Judge Grant
Murphy!
If we had a few more public
officials like him we need not
be saddled with this silly mess
of daylight saving time.
I think "an unwarranted in
trusion" is putting it rather
mildly. And anyway, why
should Portland lead the rest of
the state around by the nose. I
suppose if Portland suddenly de
cides to dump their garbage in
the streets, we will have tg fol
low their lead. Of course the
office people like'the extra day
light in the evenings so they
can play golf, go fishing and go
to baseball games, but do they
ever give a thought to the thou
sands of school youngsters and
teen-age kids that are dragged
out in the morning at 5 o'clock
or earlier (DST) to go into the
ment for the advanced player to
Not that he might resort to palm
ing the deck himself, of course,
but just so that he can detect
anyone trying such tricks on
him. Included are 75 illustrations,
"how to do it" type.
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Livesley Bldg.
390 Stat St.
Jamboree to
Start Sheridan
Sports Season
SHERIDAN. May 14-(Spectal)
The Sheridan Night Sports asso
ciation aoftball league will get
underway Tuesday night in a Jam
boree at the rodeo arena here.
Each of the 16 teams in the
league will open the season by
playing two innings. Music will
be furnished by Sheridan and W il
ia mina school bands.
Five Junior teams are being
sponsored by the Eagles lodge,
the Odd Fellows lodge, the Cath
olic Youth organizations, Willa
mina Boys club and Sheridan Ro
tary club.
Senior teams are sponsored by
Sheridan Grain company. Stuck
Electric. Sheridan Merchants. Ea
hart's Sporting goods, all of Sheri
dan, and the Plywood corporation.
Pastime, and Willamina Lumber
company, of Willamina and Valley
Junction.
Girls' teams entered are irom
Sheridan high school. Sheridan
grade school and Willamina high
school.
Lights have been added to two
more poles on the field from prof
its from last season's games. Addi
tional Improvements to the field
are planned this season.
McLaughlins Entertain
At Mothers Day Dinner
INDEPENDENCE Mr. and
Mrs. A. M. McLaughlin enter
tained at a dinner party at their
home Sunday. Mother's day.
Those present were Mr. and Mrs.
Grant McLaughlin of Salem. Mr.
and Mrs. A. E. Coleman and fa
mily of Corvallis, Mr. and Mrs.
A. Hubbard of Portland. Mrs. Min
nie Hiltibrand. Mrs. Effie Teth
erow, Oscar Gunderson. Lena As
pences, Mr. and Mrs. Howard
Coleman and son of Carlton. Mrs
Lottie Durrell, Salem. Aunt Bell
Durrell. Corvallis1 and Mr. and
Mrs. Allie McLaughlin.
fields to pick berries, beans, etc
They have to stay up way pat
the hour they should be in bed
waiting for it to be dark enough
to get to sleep and then in the
morning when it is cool find
they should be getting some
rest, they are forced to get up
at an hour when even the birds
are stil! asleep.
It may make some "Big-wigs"
feel "bigger" to disrupt the
whole nation by changing the
clocks around, having Thanks
giving a month earlier or maybe
the Fourth of July in Seprem-
n anH Pt at th. time the
'Ruler of the Universe" Intend-
ed it should, the seasons of the
in ntin.,. tr fniir- :wh
other In the nroner order, etc'
so why can't the poor working
people just continue to labor
from daylight to dark without
all this confusion.
So again "Three cheers for
Judge Murphy" and may we
soon have a million or more
like him.
Mrs. Agnes Rickert
Wood burn.
Graduation Time
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Make Graduation
a Time
To Remember!
Mark the precious moment of your
youngsters growing up with gift
they'll cherish through the years!
JEWELEtS SaVBtSMITHS
Time Inspectors for S.P.1S. Railroad
Corvallls Construction
Company Opens Offices
In Stavton Building ,
STAYTON The Yoder-Martln
Construction c o m p a ny, builders
and engineers of Corvallls, opened
a Stayton office the first of the
well Agency and T. C. Martin's
Inspurance agency in the new
Star theatre building.
Max B. Yoder and J. M. Martin
are partners in the firm which is
speed construction with sacrifice
equipped with power tools to
of efficiency or economy, con
forming to FHA, local and state
requirements. An office at Mill
City is also maintained by the
construction company.
Mrs. Cusliing
Dies Following
b?Lon2 Illness!
Mrs. Stearns Cushlng.l native
' of Saiem and widely ' f known
church and college worker, died
in a local hospital Saturday after
noon following a long illness.
Funeral services .will be held
at the W. T. Rigdon chapel Fri
day at 3 p m., with the Rev.
Brooks Moore officiating. Inter-
I ment will be In Belcrest Memor
ial park.
Maxine Nye Ulrich. the daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. John B.
Ulrich, was bom in Salem Feb.
21, 1911. and graduated from Sa
lem high school, She attended
Willamette university and after
graduation in 1932 did post-graduate"
work at Northwestern uni
versity at Evanston, 111. J
In late 1932 she was married
to Stearns Cushing in Salem. The
widow-er and two d&ughteri. Char
lene Ann and SharoVi Lou. all of
1475 Saginaw st., survive.
Mrs. Cushing was a member of
First Methodist church, Willam-1
ette chapter of Alpha Chi. Omega
sorority, the American Associa
tion of University Women and
Quisenbefry's bowling team. She
had served on the Salem; YWCA
board of directors' and was active
in alumni and church affairs.
Other urvivors include her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. John B.
Ulrich; grandmother, Mrs. G. A.
Nye, all of Salem: two aunts. Mr.
Leonard Satchwell of San Gab
tic!. Calif., and Mrs. Fred Schwab
of Tacoma. Wash. A
IIii1larl Mother Feted
At Surprise Dinner
HUBBARD Mrs. Kmitu Peter
son was honor euest at a Kurorlse
Mother's day dinner given' Sunday
by her fiimtly at the home of her
, i daughter and family. Mr. and Mrs.--
; I-ynn Cromwell and daughters of
Donald. All of the Peterson fam
ily was present except one daugh-
icr wno is in fasifni cjregon.
Misses Mildred Peterson, Velma
Barendse and lneima Ioop. ac
companied by Mrs. Howard Hop
kins, attended the Girls league
state conference at the Corvallis
high school Saturday. i
Present at Oregon State college
from Hubbard for Mother's week
end were Mrs. E. C. Biyd. Mn.
Grare Cramer. Mrs. W. H. Brack
ett and Mrs. Morgan. i;
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