The Ennis Daily News (Ennis, Tex.), Vol. 55, No. 233, Ed. 1 Tuesday, October 1, 1946 Page: 2 of 6
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ENNIS DAIL'S NEWS, ENNIS, ELLIS COUNTY, TEXAft TUESDAY EVENING, OCT. 1, 1946
The Ennis Daily News
In FIFTY-FIFTH YEAR
213 N. Dallas St.
Published daily except Sunday by the United
•ublishing Co., Inc., which also publishes The Ennit
Veekly Local and The Palmer Rustler.
Entered as second class matter at the post office
tt Ennis. Texas under the Act of Congress ol
vfarch 3, 1879.
_______Editor and Manager
of business and items ol
ft W NOWLIN ____
lews should be addressed to the company, and not
By DREW PEARSON
Care if I Horn in on This Picture?”
Washington—The A. F. of L.’s Portly presi-
dent, Bill Green, attended a recent meeting
of the president’s reconversion advisory com-
mittee called to discuss a new wage price J
formula. In the course of the meeting, Bill
also rose and made a speech—quite a lengthy
j speech in which he was especially hitter
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SPECIAL FARM RATES
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Same rates as in city by carrier
against OPA and price controls. Apparently
forgetting how A. F. of L. officials, paid by
75,c | him, had lobbied vigorously to pass the OPAj
$2-25 act, he claimed the country was going to pot i
because Of OPA. While members of the
Any erroneous reflections upon the character,
handing or reputation of any person, firm or corp-
oration which may appear in the columns of the
lews will be gladly and duly corrected upon being
.rought to the publisher’s attention.
The News stands for and pledges to
support all things for the good of Ennis
and Ellis County.
A BIBLE THOUGHT FOR TODAY
Many men have taken cities, but not
many have ruled their own spirits. Be
one of the few: He that ruleth his spirit
is better than he that taketh a city.-—
NATIONAL NEWSPAPER WEEK
This week is National Newspaper Week.
The 2,200 Kiwanas clubs throughout the
United States and Canada are sponsoring
its observance in appreciation of what a
free press means to a free people.
Free speech and a free press are the most
jealously guarded of all civil rights. The loss
of this freedom endangers all other human
rights. Freedom of speech is the basic free-
dom. Only in democracies are the people
allowed the freedom of expressing their
views. Under dictatorships and fascists gov-
ernments the right of free speech is denied
because the individual has no rights.
In no other country on earth do the peo-
ple enjoy the freedom of speech that is
granted in the United States. And in no
other country are the newspapers as free to
print the news and express their views. Any
attempt to throttle or limit the freedom of
the press is an attempt to deny the people
the right of free speech.
The newspapers of this country, with few
exceptions, are keenly conscious of their
obligation. To keep the press free they must
"keep themselves free from those influences
-that would take the rights of free speech
.from the people. Misuse of this freedom
l would be a betrayal of the confidence of
those who look to them for fair and
biased reporting of the news.
1 The News believes that the great majority
-of newspapers of America can be depended
„upon to guard the rights of free speech and
•to continue to uphold the traditions of a
-free people. As long as they do this the
^country is safe from those influences that
-would destroy democracy as we know it.
The observance of National Newspaper Week
-should serve to give reassurance to the peo-
ple that the newspapers are their best de-
fense for a free government controlled by
.the voice of the people.
committee twisted and squirmed, he echoed
his old enemy—now friend—John L. Lewis
in attacking the meat famine. '<
Green aimed his remarks primarily at
Mrs. Anna Rosenberg, a close Roosevelt ad-
viser and long-time friend of labor. Glaring
at Mrs. Rosenberg as if she were personally
responsible, Green talked on. As he talked,
| the famine became worse.
| Finally, Mrs, Rosenberg could stand it no
1 longer. Looking at Mr. Green’s rotund
| waistline, she said:
“What you say may be true, Mr. Green.
But you certainly look like you’re getting
your fair share of the food supply.”
Inwardly if not outwardly deflated, Mr.
Green sat down. Eric Johnston, former
president of the U .S. Chamber of Com-
] merce, then arose but was only able to hold
! the floor a few minutes before Green was
' on his feet again repeating what he had
said, like a worn record. Wearily, Nathaniel
Dyke of Arkansas, a public member of the
board, solemnly stood up and said:
“You win, Mr. Green. But only because
you have more wind than anyone else in
The meeting then adjourned.
Senator Theodore Green of Rhode Island
got in some hot licks against ■ the meat
packers at the closed-door meeting of the
democratic executive committee last week. ■
“If the government can take over coal
mines on strike, I don’t see why it cannot
take over these big packing companies,”
Green told democratic bigwigs. “They are
on strike in a sense against the consumers
* WASHINGTON COLUMN
by. peter edson
NEA Washington Correspondent
W/ ASHING TON, D. C.-(NEA)—“People don't go
™ ping. Joe Louis in the face,” says Richard R. Deupr.ee, chairman
rf the Army-Navy Munitions Board. “That’s why a thorough indus-
trial mobilization plan for the United States will make ojifeis hesitate
m nttnrk ns. It will be the greatest Insurance for
NEA Service, Utc.
;FEBERAL SPENDING PREVENTS
LOWER INCOME TAX
you are looking forward to the time
when federal income taxes will be decreas-
ed, The News is of the opinion you have yet
;a long time to wait, As long as the federal
government pursues its present policy of
“lending we see no hope for relief from the
-heavy burden of income tax imposed upon
have some protection
to attack us. It will be the greatest
peace, the greatest preventive of war, that the
country can have.” . ‘ ;
For-a little over a year, the ANMB, reconstituted
by President Truman, has been working on a new
industrial mobilization plan. Eventually the board
hopes tc write an M-Day manual which will out-
line a complete plan for mobilization of U. S. in-
dustrial resources, in case the United States should
again be attacked and have to go to war.
“No one would bet money today that this war
will come in one year or two years, or even five
years;1” says Mr. Deupree. “But if you bet money
against war, you have to know what you’re going
to do if you lose your money on that bet.”
The United States had an. M-Day plan back in 1939. As World
War II came closer, President Roosevelt decided that other arrange-
ments would be better, but gradually there was a return to organiza-
tion closely resembling the M-Day plan of 1939.
TF war should come tomorrow, the government would have to go
1 back to the organization it had in effect a year ago. “The last wa
was an industrial war,” says Mr Deupree, “and the next war will be
an industrial war.” The assumption is that the country best pre-
pared as to supplies of raw materials, war plants, and procurement
policies will have the advantage.
“It is an awfully complex problem that we are working on,” Chair-
man Deupree explains. “Its solution must not, however, be com-
plicated. It must be simple, but detailed enough so that we know
what has to be done.”
The problem of stockpiling critical war materials has already been
given to the Army-Navy Munitions Board by the last Congress. The,
whole stockpiling program is expected to cost about two billion dollars,
over a five-year period.
rFIiE question of war plants is, on the surface, a little involved.
Demobilization of war plants began the minute the shooting
stopped. During the war the government had built some 1500 com-
plete plants for munitions production, plus additions to some 1500
existing, privately-owned plants. These latter, integrated facilities
are in general being disposed of to private owners.
Of the government’s wholly-owned munitions plants, all but about i
400 have been released by the Army and Navy for disposal by the.
War Assets Administration. Within a month the Army-Navy Muni-j
tions Board hopes to have this number down to perhaps 50 or CO. Jtj
will recommend these be retained in stand-by condition. ‘
To check on this disposal, President Truman some months ago:
named Donald M. Nelson to make an independent study.
★ ° EDITORIALS .. By James Thrasher
MEAT MUST MOVE
Meat has virtually disappeared from the markets of
the United States. And there is no apparent sign that the
in helping to keep meat off the market, and situation will soon improve.
Under these circumstances, the American people are
justified in demanding that corrective action be taken—
and quickly—by the government which represents the nat-
ional interest. lor that interest imperatively requires the
return of meat to. the consumer market.
The basic issue is not that the common citizens of
i the public should
The Rhode Islander demanded that the
justice department begin an immediate in-
vestigation to determine the financial in-
terest of the big .packers in cattle ranches, .
and to ascertain if there is any conspiracy' aiese Umted ^tates are inconvenienced by the absence of
‘ a commodity which always has been a staple of their diet.
Government credit and federal guarantees
private lending dominate almost every
Tield, putting America well on the road to
socialized credit, says the W. Lee O’Daniel
News, which gives us these revealing facts-
1 Few realize it and still fewer are
•^concerned about it. Large sums, at low
Tates of interest, tax exempt, have been
loaned or given as grant-in-aid. to munici-
palities, the RFC has loaned big business,
and more than a hundred governmental
agencies have loaned farmers, veterans
home owners, small businesses, bankers and 1 elected-
bootblacks almost for the asking. Agricul-
n1'!’Pnf0I1e ?wes Federal agencies $6,000,-
P C0s^ner the taxnaver about $150,000.-
•0 0 a vear over and above interest to handle
the loans. These loaning agencies
cr°nted to meet an emergency in
pve«d0n years. They expanded.
**** everV effort tot wind
Government is in
business to stay-
-toee enterprise business of banking. This
js New Deal “planned economy.”
between the packers and stock raisers
keeping meat off the market.
At the luncheon, ex-Gov. Ed Rivers of
Georgia put Hannegan on the spot regard-
ing Democratic National Committee- spon-
sorship; of, Henry Wallace’s speeches. Rivers
made it clear he didn’t want Wallace to do
any official speaking.
Hannegan, however, stood his ground.
“The Democratic National Committee,” he
said, “will assist any state or county or-
ganization in arranging for Henry Wallace’s
appearance during the campaign. We don’t
lend out speakers unless we’re asked to. So
f anybody asks for Wallace, we’ll send him
“Does that go for Claude F'epper, too?”
asked Senator Green.
“Yes,” Hannegan replied.
“Is this the same procedure you are fdl-
lowing with all other speakers?” Green ask-
“Yes,” replied Hannegan.
Note—Mayor Kelly of Chicago, Ed Flynn
of the Bronx, and Gov. Bob Kerr of Okla-
loma were the hottest on the meat situation
during the closed-door meeting. Kelly said
he didn’t care who was responsible but he.
'"new the democrats were going1 to lose a lot
of votes if someone didn’t do something
about the meat situation in a hurry. Gover-
nor Kerr favored dropping meat controls
until after the election while Flynn agreed
with Mayor Kelly.
When members of the state department’s
.new national commission for educational,
scientific and cultural cooperation met with
President Truman last week, they shook
hands and were carefully introduced, one at
a time; by Assistant Secretary of State Bill
The handshaking , concluded, Benton ex-
plained that he had not intended to make
individual introductions, but that the pres-
ident insisted. Then he added, “Mr. Presi-
dent, here is your group—all democratically
up their affairs,
the socialized oan
-nurposey, to kill off the
' Now that Henry Wallace is out of the
cabinet he can devote all his time at run-
ning for president. Ot is it Commissar of
the U. S. A. he desires?
Most delegates did not hear the president
say tinder his breath: “With a big ‘D’ or a
little ‘d,’ Bill?”
In normal voice Truman then explained
that he had requested the individual intro-
ductions because, “I’ve got to keep my hand-
' Riches without law are more dangerous
than poverty without law.—Beecher,
shaking arm in trim in an election year,
especially like to give it a workout on a
The president told the group he thinks
its contribution to world peace can be as
great as that of any other agency in the
world. He concluded his remarks by saying
what he most desires is “peace in the world
and unity at home.”
The chief executive, who ordinarily goes
in for colorful haberdashery, was wearing a
solemn black tie. As he finished his plea
for domestic unity, a loud whisper came
Americans accustomed themselves to inconveniences dur-
ing the late war. Given what they consider an acceptable
reason to postpone a return to dietary normalcy, they could
—and would—do so now.
But the undeniable fact is that the disappearance of
meat has meant far more than mere inconvenience: It
has brought genuine suffering to many, and it has further
endangered a national economy already engaged in a life-
and-death struggle with inflationary forces.
Meat and medicines produced from animal organs, are
essential for the recovery of thousands of hospital patients
throughout the nation. Meat means life to thousands of
invalids confined to their homes. Yet meat has become so
critically scarce in our hospitals that many oi them now
seek slaughtering licenses of their own, and meat has
practically vanished from our homes.
Millions of American industrial laborers, actively engaged
in the production battle which alone can stave off infla-
tion, are physically unable to work at top efficiency with-
out meat. Coal miners have threatened to strike if denied
meat. America cannot afford other strikes and slowdowns
at this critical period; but American markets have no meat
to offer these men.
BY HAL COCHRAN
(SOMETIMES the golden wedding
^ anniversary is the day se
aside for celebrating the las
payment on the wedding ring.
O—Who is the “Gloomy Dean”?
A—Very Rev. William Ralph
Inge, dean of gl. Paul’s in Lon-
don, 1911 to 1934. Now 8G, and
retired, he was noted for his
Q—What is one of the newest
peacetime industrial uses for ra-
A—In marine oil prospecting.
Ir is used to plot positions for div-
Looking down on everybody
doesn't help anybody get up.
This is the season for the baby
contests that give judges a grand
Chance to be very popular—with
* * *
Dreams have a habit of not
coming true when you spend all
your time dreaming.
Most girls do a clever job o?
making up—yet young fellows
think the paint on their chee&§:
investigating- the ocean j needs retouching.
i Q—What is tne salary of
vice president of the U. S-?
A—15,909 per year.
■STEEL CARD INDEX FILES—
Just received a new shipment for
our country the only
States” in this hemi-
A—No. Brazil’s c-ffiical name is
Eotadados Unidos do Brasil—United
States of Brazil.
Forbidden walls divide sweet-
hearts . . . hide killer's . . . en-
tomb secrets! A beautiful girl
fights with every weapon to un-
ravel the fantastic mystery . . .
but, two lovers tremble.....
three victims die . . . when the
walls reveal their fabalous se-
cret! Jo Eisinger’s sensational
novel is brought to the screen
in Columbia Pictures’ “The
Walls Came Tumbling Down,”
as murder . . . love . . . and
great adventure combine to
thrill the fans of the Plaza
Lee Bowman and Marguerite
Chapman are co-starred in this
slick film, with Edgar Buchan-
an, George Macready and J.
Edward Bromberg. Wilfred H.
Pet tilt vp'cte the screenplay and
Lothar Mendes directed.
! a colorful background for the tal-
J ents of the stars aborenamed as
I 'Well as MbiAy Woolley, Ginny
! Romms, Jane Wyman, Eve Arden,
j Carlos Ramirez, Donald Woods and
j Mary Martin.
j Produced in eye - filling Tech-
! nicolor, the film-, features a num-
ber of Porter’s song hits which
serve as the basis for a scuccession
of stunning and strafing produc-
tion numbers including the be-
guiling “Begin the Beguine,”’ “Just
One of ihc-se Things,” “I’ve Got
You Under My Skin,” “I Get a
Kick Cot of You” and “Let’s Fall
in Love” which provide the setting
for seme extraordinary lovely bal-
lets executed by Milada Mladova
and George Zoritch.
The story picks up the life of
Porter at this point where he
gives up his law studies at Yale
to seek his fortune as a song
writer and play producer, through
his- war service (in the First World
Chicago’s nickname of “Windy
City” was given substance by
recent high winds that tore
apart the big smokestack pic-
tured above. Workmen secure
severed section with ropes.
New shipment blott’-s received, j
green, red brew l and blue.
UPCQ PRINT SHOP
Don’t waste food—Save a life.
Corner Sherman and Brown
“Ijky” Phillips, Mgr.
Just 20 years ago, on August
6, 1926, Warner Bros. startled
the nation and revolutionized
the motion picture industry by
presenting the first public program
of Talking Pictures at what was
then the Warner Theatre in New
York. This Wednesday, at the
Plaza Theatre, the result of 20
years of remarkable technical ad-
vance, Warners’ stunning Techni-
color musical, “Night and Day,”
will open to celebrate the 20th
Anniversary o-f that first startling
sound near! ’round the world.
"■Night and Day” represents
a happy choice on the part of
Warners as the film, which co-
stars Cary Grant and Alexis
Smith, is the story of the career
of one of America’s topflight song
from the group of educators:
“That explains the black tie—he’s mourn- ’ writers, Cole Porter (portrayed by
mg for Henry Wallace.” ‘ Cary Grant). AS such it provides
War), Lis romance with lovely
Linda Lee (Alexis Smith) and his
posty.lu’ musical success which
nearly breaks up his marriage to
Produced by Arthur Schwartz and
directed by Michael Curtiz, “Night
And Day” was made into a screen-
play by Charles Hoffman, Leo
from an adaptation by Jack Moffitt
The musical arrangement of more
tlia n a score of Porter’s songs
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