The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, May 19, 1949, Page 4, Image 4

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Compromise on Labor Bill?
A wire from Senator Wayne Morse confesses
hi disappointment over prospect of enacting
firior to the summer recess a "fair labor bill.";
ie says the administration seems determined to;
play politics with the issue by insisting upon;
page in the senate of the Thomas bill or no;
b:ll at all. He goes on to say:
"I hope labor will wakt up to the fact before too;
lve that administration strategy constitutes dist-;
r! -e 4iervice to best interests of labor. Most en-;
c jraing thing that has happened on labor legis-la-t:
n front in recent weeks I that small group;
democratic senators now are urging conferences'
w;'h oom of us on republican side In endeavor to
how close we can come to agreements on some'
rnich -needed amendment to Thomas bill.
Wednesday's dispatches indicated that Tru-;
nun' retreat on the Wallgren nomination may,
presage another; retreat on his insistence that
th Taft-Hartley bill be repealeL as provided
In Thomas bill. Already licked In the house, h
h4 to rely on the senate for favorable action;
and it generally is recognized that the Thomas
bill will not pass the senate. The republican
group, like Morse. Ives, Taft. are in a key posi-
tnn; but whether they will agree among them
selves Is doubtful. Morse opposes including use)
of injunctive power to halt strikes that threaten
th- national welfare; but Speaker Rayburn was
willing to go that far in amending the Lesinski
Vhit will prod the administration forces to
c !' sions is the fact that the Taft-Hartley act
I .r. the books and w;ll stay there until some
o'.'it legislation is enacted
Mini SuliIie
Af a time when prices of n'n-precious metali
ar filling the public lan N committee at the
i ie has reported favorably on a bill to sub
sili mining to the ex'ent of $100,000,000 a
y -ii for five years. On the theory that sinca
o'li t outfits are enjoying subsidies, farming,
s,,!!r'n, airlines, congressmen may say that
rri'n t-c are entitled to the vinw consideration
wajfi 'ory that limits except the politif
D1 -;frenith of pressure group.
T'i interior dtprirtmen' opposes the legisla
ti i. but Congressman Kngle of California,
rh iirman of the subcommittee that handled tha
hill-savs he is paying no more attention to tha
d 'iMrtnicnt. Perhaps he should, because it has
t.h ear of the president who gave a pocket-veto
to i similar subsidy -in the 79th congress.
The excuse for the subsidy is that marginal
ntinfs are losing monev and the government
should stockpile the metals But if the govern
ment can get all the metal it needs for stock
piling at market prices why should it promise
Th" old rule st'll has validity: if the mines
w!l not pay let them stay closed. The metafs
will not deteriorate in the ground: and when
th-v are needed the price rise will warrant
rt."-;umption of mining.
Yonii; Roosevelt Victory
Sons Jimmie and Elliott Roosevelt failed to
nuke the grade in politics, the former getting as
fir as state chairman m California, but so far
no farther. But Franklin D Jr. with the sanje
n ime" and something of the same punch arid
ivor faire of his father drove to a smart victory
ln race for congress in -a New York City dist
rict. He will succeed the late -Sol Bloom. He gave
a ound trouncing to Tammany which put the
democratic label on a municipal court judge.
J iHior ran as candidate of th Liberal and Fotir
Frloms parties, but declares himself a demo
em' Young Roosevelt's victory will-put politicians
on edge. The family name will carry a charm
and if ha had inherited a measure of bis father's
political skill the dynasty may not die. It la
conceivable ha may round up a badly stam
peded herd of new dealers in tha house. Any
way he's off. with his father's name both a boon
and a bane.
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UN Assembly Adjourns
The UN assembly adjourned yesterday with
skies over the world far brighter than when it
convened. A break in the cold war had come
about in the neutral atmosphere of the UN.
Tensions between east and west were greatly
eased by the lifting of the blockade at Berlin.
jThe assembly however failed to approve a
pjan proposed by Britain and Italy for splitting
up of the former African colonies of Italy. That
wSll go over until the September meeting.
jThe attempt to lift the 1948 -boycott" of
Spain failed, though a number of members
vbted to repeal the resolution calling on with
drawal of ambassadors from Madrid. The United
States abstained from voting on this question;
ahd later the state department turned thumbs
down on a loan to Franco, so the only hope for
relief Spain has now is a loan from New York
cty banks.
? If the summer is "mild" the September ses
sion of UN may see greater accomplishment.
Obsolescence is a terrific factor In military
machines. Boeing with government orders has
been developing a mammoth new bomber, tha
B-36. The government bought 73 of them at a
cost of half a billion. They are the airforce de
pendables for high altitude, long-range bomb
ing. But new Jet planes may find these flying
Queen Elizabeth's easy targets. This war game la
obstly, even if shooting never starts.
J . s
I An AFX. painters' union stirred up a minor
blow because a non-union painter is painting
the summer White house at Independence. Mo,
and sent a registered letter of protest to Presi
dent Truman. It turns out the house is owned by
Sirs. Truman's mother who didn't bother her
head about unions she just wanted the house
Editorial Comment
from Oar CowtempormHes . . . I
Incident at the kerb
' While Prime Minister Attlee dined with Oxford
professors the other night, some Oxford students
iflefiated the tires, or tyres, of the Attlee automobile
a it waited at the kerb, and left signs such as
fVote Tory Next Time"
i This "practical" operation Is described by cable
as what passes for humor at Oxford." and we can
imderstand the correspondent's language. News
agency men are not expected to be critics, of course,
but they are not expected: to misrepresent, either,
ipnd to have called this thin performance ' humor.
Instead of "what passes for humor," would have
been to libel the memory of every humorist who
ever went to Oxford.
i It would have slighted the talents of Max Beer
bohm and his Zuleika Dobson. that "omnisubju
gant" voung woman for whom all of Oxford once
plopped into the Isis; Indeed, the greener memory
of last vear's undergraduates, who staged a Zuleika
!obon day faithfully keyed to the tradition. It
fivould have cheapened the memory of all the schol
arly English wags since Ben Jonson. Any run-of-the-milf
undergraduate Robin Goodfellow would
flinch from deflating a Prime Minister's tyres; he
Mould be capable of deflating a Prime Minister,
and in Greek at that.
A great tradition having been east Into disrepute
by this hasty and foolish deed, we look for some
thing designed to recoup Oxford's peculiar mastery
of youth's bright lexicon. And we suspect that Mr.
:Att!ee. an old Oxonian, looks too, and a little
nervously. San Francisco Chronicle.
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YeUnc location la Friday's Salem scbeel district special election will be based en the dividing Dnes de
picted abeve. The ballets will be fer appreral ef the $717,475 ef the tax levy above the per cent lim
it aad fer consolidation ef Salem Height and Pleasant Petal districts, also shown here. Voters must
ballot In the area in which they reside. North Salem, everything in the city north of Mission street,
win vote at the school administration office S). 480 N". Qlah st. West Salem will vote at West Salem
school 1. South Salem, Inclndinc all the city south of Mission street as well a the former Liberty
and Prinaie district, will vote at Leslie Junior hifh school (S). East Salem, the former Middle Grove.
Swetle. Aaburn and Rickey districts and all the Salem district east ef the city limits, will east bal
let at the C A K Lumber company office (4) ea Lancaster drive. Voting is from 2 to 7 p.m.
Senate Coolness Ion Pact May Be Act
Br J. M. Keberts. Jt.
AP rrlim Aff;r Adi'rtt
Sins of coolne toward the
Atttntle pact among senate
l.-s iers may be more apparent
thn real
There was surprise in Wash
ington Tuesday when Sen i tor
Cwnally suggested thst the puK-li-
might be given more time
to ct acquainted with the
n"-sure Iater he atd he wss
onlv talkins; about matters of
nit procedure But taken
with pre ious statements
siijnc-i to alleviate senate fears
rerding the extent of V S.
r.wimiimenti, the foreign rel
tt f. committee rhairmn'a
w Is continued to cast soma
d r!t on his personal eaerrte
.a the pact.
statements urKirig such a pact.
Jut as rearmament talk has
spread some alarm as to where
the Atlantic pact will lead, so
does the thought of additional
pacts at this time
Acheson. ; hoWever. left the
di-or wide Open -for the Idee to
come up again Jater.
There is no kloubt that the
United States. In living up to
a position of w;orld leadership,
ts takir.g a long and hard rood.
The public has endorsed the
peroral policy Jn backing the
L'nited Nation, the Truman
doctrine, the Marshall plan and
now the Atlantic pact. This en
dorsement is clearly evidenced
bj the mere existence of a
working bi-partisan foreign pol
icy which was opposed by only
a million voters in tha last elec
tion. But there are and will be
disputes over the individual
steps along the road.
The senate leaders, then, pre-,
fer to proceed with sure caution
rather than to appear to be
rain-rodding. And the state de
partment proposes each move
only when it feels another bite
will not cause indigestion.
Letters Give
'Girls' Laugh
By Henry McLemore
18 Dear Anonymous Letter
I suppose
that everyone
who la foolish
enough to write
a s y n d i cated
col u m n for a
living ( b ut
what else could
I do. Mama? No
one else offer
ed me a job) Is
bound to get a
lot of anony
m o u s letters.
These letters, of McLemore
course, are always highly scur
rilous, not to say right down
dog mean.
If anyone Is going to give you
even a faint word of praise he
or she always ends the letter
with a signature and an ad
dress. Not so my anonymous
chums. They give you the works
and then just as you rise up
fighting mad and decide to go
to the typewriter and let them
have a little of your curled lip.
you find that you can't possibly
writ to them because they fail
ed to give their name and
dwelling place.
So. I take this opportunity to
say to one and all of you folks
who write these anonymous let
ters that I scarcely ever read
them. I have a highly paid sec
retary whose Joy and utter de
light 1 to get hold of them as
soon as the mail comes in and
unless there happens to bo one
that is amusing I only hear them
by listening when I shouldn't be.
Maybe I'd better explain. My
highly paid secretary is my
wife Jean and. for a reason that
I cant begin to understand, the
abuse that is piled upon me in
these unsigned letters sends her
off into stitches of mirth. Not
only my dearly beloved chosen
mate, but most of her friends.
We have a terrace that faces
the ocean and it's a great spot
for the "girls" to gather of a
morning and talk about the oth
er "girls" who couldn't make It
that day. But best of all they
are delighted when my double
crossing secretary announces
that she has some anonymous
letters that have been sent to
me which she would like to
read aloud.
We happen to have a sleeping
porch just sbove the terrace an
by hanging out of one of the
windows, looking for all the
world like Juliet, I can over
hear a good share of what goes
on below.
Maybe some people think this
sort of thing is funny me too.
The conversations that I've
been Inadvertently overhearing
for years go something like this.
Jean; Listen to what this one
has to say. He says "Why you
big. fat, no good bum. how you
make a living writing a column
I ' can't see. Every day when I
read the junk you write I throw
the paper away in disgust. Why
don't you get a Job for a living,
you dope?"
Audience: much apprecia
tive laughter.
Jean: But this one will slay
you. This anonymous writer
goes on to call him well,
youH have to read it for your
selves. I don't want the dogs
to catch on to all those words
that we've all heard of but no
body says out loud. What would
the neighbors think if the dogs
went barking those words
around? And. lookit. this man
starts his letter by calling Henry
-Dear Slacker! "Then he goes
on to ask him why he didn't
get into the service during
world war I. He says that no
man has a right to talk about
or write about the army unless
he has served in it and that
men like Comrade McLemore
ought to be sent to the steps,
(and be spells it "s-t-e-p-sV ) of
Audience: More appreciative
Jean: And this man, or wom
an, is right down my alley. It
says, 'Why you aouth Georgia
ham, why dont you get back
in the cotton fields where you
belong? What are the news
papers of America coming to if
they print the trash you write?
I've been down to our local
newspaper looking for you but
they tell me you hide all the
time for fear of meeting the
likes of me."
Audience: much giggling and
slapping of knees.
So, you girls and boys of the
anonymous group, keep on writ
ing. The "terrace girls" couldn't
really enjoy their morning gath
ering unless my girl, Jeanle.
could entertain them with some
of your letters.
McNaurfit Syndicate. In.
Editor's note: McLemore Is a
World War II veteran.
(Continued from page 1)
By Lichty
Literary Guidepost
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vn receipt in Washi'izton of
at an.e report- c a public
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- v.nrtion iinde-'ifted ini a
sin'1 nurrber a!ieiy xppn-ed
.V-i mh h j-oiU -low
t i -M to q'-e-stioi in W 4hing
t this ajcred it. Senator
' k"Ui"rg $ .,;p:-.i.vj,'. of th
!'nn in t.;e srr.ate ttHf.
v ' mar.) member !u e still
t '' ike up t,'M!r
A- tually. the cautious Coo-n!'v-v.indenberg
strategy may
br only to avoid antagonizing
tis letter group, to avoid in
t -rpretaiions of the pact whk-h
fmnhM;e the extent of Aroec
in i-ommit.Ter.ts, and also to
a fi i emphasizing, through jrg-
i. nwnt. the opinions of anti-p.-t
v itneses in the committee
Tt i also may have had some
thing to do with Secretary of
S'te Acheson s statement We-i-
ii. ,tv pushing the idea a
Poitic pact into the background.
P: ime Minister Schitiey of
A'itraha, President Rhe- f
kt--i and Ambassador Wellmg
tvt K w from China fcae lu?J.
By Vf. . Kecer
teftnard Otsclthl Oxferd:M:
b Carl jSforia. trajtalateel by
reward liattoe (DaUeau 3
Oischki. a professor at the
t'uierity Jo fClifornia. writes
ar. explanajtum dif the country of
his btrTh . . lofig. detailed and
thorouch. Sforra describes Italy
a !:' mnff casually, and hur
riedly; and-his oook is based on
a series of wartime lectures
vh;ch he Was irgvited to delived
a the same university.
The easier regadirg is to be
found in the statesman's friendly.
Intimate talks Ifa!y, he says, is a
-sterile soil fori tragedy." and
though fce jmertiors Fascism, he
t concerned mtft!y with hap
pier days, with jjhe original city
states, with muic and poetry,
and with practical and supposed
ly s!ube (matter like relations
with France Frfgland. Switzer
land, Gerrrianv nd Slavic peo
ples. Your will not save Italy,"
he warns, 'fexcepSt bv thinking of
The much nwrf ambitious vol
ume, by O'.sc h k t . succeed s mark
edly in what is; one of histor
ians most difficult problems:
Drawing. a unified and compre
hensible picture of a thousand-year-old
country into whose de
velopment a thousand- and one
things have entered. The early
history must be a variety of his
tories of Rome. Naples. Florence.
Milan and other separate states.
There are the constantly chang
ing status of the church, the
switch from poetry, prose and
art to science and to music, the
contrasting effects of Latin and
. Italian, of classica land modern,
and native and alien, thought.
This phenomenal complexity,
of which there is a faint reflec
tion in Centr I European history
but none in the histories of
France and England, is reduced
here to a cry welcome orderli
ness. Thonusm. Humanism. Cath
olic restoration. Dante. Giotto.
Petrarch. Bruno, the M edicts.
Verdi . . . around these and other
focal points Olechki shuffles the
myriad pieces until they fall
simply Into their proper places.
Anyone going to Italy this
summer might take Sforza with
him; anyone goiag next summer
will have time for the more com
prehensive preparation provided
by Olschki.
"With anedical aid Oftesi to every a wooer the health
think ef the nee . . already there are too many
talking a boat their operation ..."
monopoly capitalism will not be
allowed to develop. There must
be a new capitalism encouraging
all forma of productive enterprise-private,
cooperative and
public with collective agree
ments between workers and
5. " Since China Is very large
and under pressure of different
feudal and imperialist Interests,
her economic and political de
velpoment will be uneven. Hence
the growth of her democratic re
volution will be uneven. . . But
democrtic areas can be establish
ed . . . from which the democra
tic revolution will spread."
6. "The communist party re
presents especially the working
class and the poor farmers; most
of its membership consists of
peasant soldiers. But other
classes than these share in creat
ing the new democracy. Hence
the communists should restrict
themselves to not more than one
third of the government posts,
leaving the other two-thirds to
representatives of other progres
sive classes."
This reads very differently
from the Russian invocation of
the strict Marx - Lenin - Stalin
party line. It sounds almost like
Mr. Truman's fair deal. The test
of the pudding to be sure will
be in the eating. It is significant
however that in the trial of arms
the communists have steadily ex
tended their territory and the
nationalist authority has receded
to the point of almost utter col
lapse. Another book by an informed
writer is Owen Lattimore's "The
Situation in Asia." He refers to
the "galloping process" in the
collapse of the feudalistic K ou
trunning. He contends that Asia
is "out of control." Japan is de
feated, China lacks any central
government. Pressing into this
vacuum are outside powers like
Russia and the United States.
But Lattimore sees a new and
indigenous revolutionary force
arising to fill the void. He pre
dicts that China "of the next few
decades will be no puppet or
pusho ver for the Russians"
though he anticipates a shift of
power there from the peasants to
the urban proletariat.
Politics, like nature abhors a
vacuum. It looks as though China
will develop its own political
form and force uruisr the leader
ship of Mao Tse-tung- and his
reds. If this fails then China will
become the prey of outside for
ces, chief of which now are Rus
sia and the United States. And !
it may be that Russia figures
now that it has traded a piece
of a city (Berlin) for a continent
Better English
By IX CX WIN 1 1 a
1. What is wrong with this
sentence? "I suspect she Is
away from home.'
2. What is the correct pronu
dation of "herb"?
3. Which one of these words is
misspelled? Abbreviate, abdo
men, abdomenaL
4. What does the word "modi
cum" mean?
9. What is a word beginning
with Je that means to expose
to loss or injury?
1. Say, "I sappose she is sway
from home." 2. Pronounce nrb, a
as In far; the a is silent. 3. Ab
dominal. 4. A little, small quan
tity. "There was not even a
anodicum of truth in what he
said." 5. Jeopardize.
The nucleus of an atom is said
to measure only one 2,500,000,000,
000th of an inch across.
Wallace Sprague!
Named Managing
Editor of 'Parade'
k . -
Word has been received La Sa
lem of the promotion of Wallace
A. Sprague to the position of
managing editor of "Parade" mag
azine, with editorial offices in tha
Chrysler building. New York!City
Announcement was made by' Art
hur H. Motley, publisher, coinci
dent with the announcement of
the appointment of Jess Gorkin,
former managing editor as editor.
"Parade" is carried as a supple
ment in 25 papers in the larger
cities of the east, midwest and
south, and has a circulation of
five and one-half million. S
Sprague is a graduate of Salem
high school and Oberlin college
and is the son of Mr. andj Mrs.
Charles A Sprague. Before Join
ing the navy in 1941 he Was a
member of The Statesman staff.
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and many desserts. Grand
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several eats.
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Se the BIG RIG New Kaiser
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Martha Jane Coie, home advisor, will demonstrate the pro
par procedure of packaging foods for freezer. There will
be a film shown called "Frozen Freshness." Bring a friend
and learn the many advantages of freezing with tha Frigid
aire Horn Freezer and Combination Freezer and Refriger
ator. Refreshments will be served, and a surprise gift pre
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