The Ennis Daily News (Ennis, Tex.), Vol. 51, No. 2, Ed. 1 Friday, July 4, 1941 Page: 2 of 6
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THE ENNIS DAILY NEWS ENNIS, ELLIS COUNTY, TEXAS FRIDAY EVENING, JULY 4, 1941
EDITORIALS ♦ FEATURES
Today America’s Independence reaches its 165th birth-
ty. No,day, save those in memory of our Lord’s birth
^nd resurrection, should mean as much to us as our
lurth of July. Yet it is doubtful whether the average
American really feels the true significance of the day.
To most of us it is just another holiday—a respite from
Wjirk or an excuse to go fishing. It should mean vastly
more to every American who seriously faces a world of
bitter reality—a world imbued with a diabolical spirit of
destruction mognetically pulling us into an inferno of war.
* It would be a noble experiment indeed, if we could
rfrtnr.fi—tn life .in tlge yojir 1941 those great patriots who on
July 4, 1776. signed the Declaration of Independence. We
w'buld, immediately call them to the nation’s capitol and
reverently qualify them as “expert witnesses.”- Undoubt-
edly every one of them would testify that the supreme
ptirpose of the Declaration of Independence was to de-
clare ourselves independent from European tyranny and
domination and to assert our inalienable rights as a free
people to shape our own destiny. They would testify
tiaat,.this great nation was founded and subsequently
largely populated by men and women who fled from the
perpetual persecution and intolerance of Europe to find
place, 'opportunity, and freedom of self expression in a
new land. And such testimony would call forth a lusty
cheer from Senator Wheeler and the Isolationists.
«v But the America of 1941 would be a strange and mys-
terious 'world to the patriots of 1776. Men’s was a simple
agriculture! America, largely self-sufficient and individ-
ualistic. Travel and communication were slow. Eurone
was sometimes weeks away. Ours is a completted
machine economy highly interdependent and interrelated.
Modern means of travel and communication have made
cmr world much smaller than theirs. Many would be
dumbfounded to, learn that the Europe from which they
sought freedom is scarcely a day removed by the fast-
^ Many would be amazed at the removal of our scientif-
ic- age—the contributions of science tto a higher stan-
cJIrd of living the advancement against disease, and the
lifting of numerous burdens from man’s shoulders. But
would they not be equally impressed by the fact that the
sdme Scientific knowledge had devised instruments of
destruction beyond the most fantastic imagination of
MC4 . I
< They could truly testify that in the course of 165
years science had made little or no progress in chang-
ing human nature. Man seemingly has mastered every-
thing except his own indomitagle passion to destroy him-
self.' Scienpe has made the people of the world neigh-
hfcrs before man has learned to be neighborly.
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| Something we failed to see in the papers was Hitler’s
congratulations to France on the first anniversary of her
f01d-up.—-Arkansas Gazette. .
iMStENlNG TO OTHER EDITORS
PROBING THE HIC
% A scientific institute has announced that it will, as
one facetious headline writer expressed if, ‘‘Take Alco-
Iwlic Apart to See What Makes Him Hie.” While this is-
ifpt by any means the first time such an endeavor has
been* attempted, it is hoped that by more modern meth-
ods something definite can be established as to why there
aWteTOWic alcoholics and how to cure them of the dis-
Science has already established that alcoholism is a
disease just as much as diabetes, tuberculosis and other
ailments are diseases. The person who craves alcohol is
physically sick just as the dope fiend is. He has an over-
whelming craving which nothing but alcohol can satisfy
and he will have it again just as soon as the effects of
drink wear off. He may not actually want to drink, for
he , knows—just as the dope addict knows—that alcohol
ijr ktllhig him slowly, mentally as well as physically.
It is »very doubtful if science will be able to do much
for the/person who has reached the chronic stage, but it
ca-n -determine why he got that way and let others know
how ..to ..avoid the disease. Nobody, of course, wont’s to
contract such a malady, and many will do everything pos-
sible to avoid it—-still feeling that they can drink safely
arid wisely, keeping that when they realize that they
have reached that point when it is no longer possible to
imbibe safely. This feeling, which can easily become false
confidence, ^jpturally causes the undoing of many who
drink and they become addicts before' they fully realize it.
„ Physicians say the people who can continue to eat
and still drink are much more likely to avoid alcoholism
than those who refuse to eat. Most chronic alcoholics
get to the point where they literally live on alcohol and
their stomachs crave nothing else, and yet it is literally
trtie that a person can starve to death while continuing
to drink. Some contract pellegra. which is a disease of
starvation common among the poorer classes which can-
not obtain the proper foods to sustain the body. So
with food- all about him, a person who drinks may refuse
to eat and his body become an almost empty bulk as it is
drained of its vitality. Death usually follows.—Tyler
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Hang it Beside the First One
backing. He entered the senate race ( nobody will ever know me.’
confident that his reputed popular- Determined Pariot.
Merry Go Round
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language appeared to be the same.
His colleagues assumed he was try-
ing to grab off some political kudos
and didn’t examine it closely.
But tucked away in Johnson’s bill
was a provision that set up rigid
liquor control in army camps andi
also in an undtetermined area near
the camps. Had this language be-
come law, prohibition would have
been restored throughout large sec-
tions of the country.
Johnson’s scheme passed un-
noticed and his bill was cin its way
back to the house for concurrence
when Senator Bob LaFoliette, who
had been absent, stormed in with
loud cries of alarm.
Sheepishly the senator jerked to
life and began undoing his boner.
The process required several hours
a substitute limiting the scope of
his dry scheme. When it got no-
where, he frantically started scrib-
bling another compromise. But by
this time the senate was openly
laughing at him, so he threw up
Note: a real reason for Johnson’s
move was 1942 politics. He comes up
for. re-election next year and faces
tough opposition from Republican
Governor Ralph Conn. With tihe
adtainistration down on him. John-
son is trying to drum up support
in other quarters, and sponsored
the anti-liquor bill as a play for
(Editor’s Note: Here is another
in the Merry-Go-Rcund series of
“French Lessons” for American
During the nine months between
the beginning of. the war in Sept-
ember, 1939, and the fall of France
in June, 1940, some of the gayest
and four quorum calls. Then John-
son tried another tack by offering: f”rogsT No’iesT than eight champaSe
parties since the days cf Napoleon
III featured the social life of Paris.
Feeling completely safe behind
the Maginot Line, many Parisians
entertained as never before, espe-
cial tihe munitions makers. Some of
them even rented villas and ducal
estates from the old French no-
bility and did them over merely to
give one party for one night.
Nobody seemed to worry about
what happened in the front lines.
In the U. S. A.
Last week one of the most lavish
debutante parties in years was given
by the former U. S. Ambassador to
France, William J. Bullitt. A spe-
cial airport was arranged on his
country estate outside of Philadel-
phia for special airplanes to bring
guests to the party for his daughter.
Three -orchestras, especially im-
ported for the occasion, jazzed: out
dance music from various corners of
the estate. Snow-white swans glided
on a moonlit pond. Spotlights play-
ed down upon giant blue china
iiy would sweep him easily to vic-
tory. That he ran a poor fourth is
taken by House leaders as conclus-
ive proof that his claim to popular
support is a myth.
If he couldn’t carry his own
state, they contend, making no
secret cf their delight, he certainly
is no hero elsewhere.
For Dies, his defeat is a crushing
| upset. Secretly he was sheeting for
bigger stakes—the White Hous^. He
had figured to use the sepa;q as, a
springboard- into the national arena
in 1944. But thosei dreams are all,
over now. Some Texas politicos pre-
dict that he will have serious op-
position next year to continue as
Dr. Ernest Hopkins, popular pres-
ident of Dartmouth, is one $1-Man
who departed the OPM with kudos.
Although no New Dealer, .top ad-
ministratiohites lauded his defense
work and wanted him to remain in
Washington ... Instead of a march
on Washington to demonstrate
against discrimination in tine de-
fense program, the National Negro
Council has called on all negro
ministers to preach a patriotic
sermon on July 6, as part of a drive
to raise $100,000, ; for a lobby in
Washington, to, carry on work for
negro Interests . 7 . Instead of mov-
ing regular government agencies
out of the capital, to make room
for the constantly expanding de-
fense organizations, some members
of congress favor “evacuating” out-
fits like the U, S. Chamber of Com-
merie,, which occupy many large
office buildings in Washington.
In the days when he was an up
and coming Wall Street trade,
Thomas Fortune R.yan boasted to
friends that one day he would cor-
| ner the stock market. He made
I good, proving that where there’s a
i will, there’s a way.
j His grandson, 28-year-old! James
I Ryan, a wealthy Virginia farmer,
has demonstrated that he is a chip
off the old block. But where his
famous grandfather shewed his de-
termination in the field of high
finance, Ryan displayed his in the
sphere of national defense.
Rejected: by his local draft board
because of faulty eyesight, the
young Virginian sat down and wrote
a letter to his friend, Dr. Ernest
Gruening, Governor of Alaska. “I
don’t stay on the sidelines, hoeing
potatoes, while my country is arm-
ing for defense,” wrote Ryan. “Me
and my airplane are headed your
Ryan is now at it, as assistant di-
rector of Civil Defense fer Alaskai.
And the War and Navy Depart-
ments probably don’t know that
those excellent aerial maps of Alas-
ka they are receiving from Greun-
ing are the work of Ryan, who was
turned down for army service be-
cause cf poor eyesight.
gram started is very likely to be
costly if not disastrous.
According to reports frem the bu-
reau of entomology and plant quar-
antine leafworms are beginning to
“rag” the upper leaves of cotton in
some spots in South Texas.
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bars were located over his acres
so thdt no matter where his guests
strolled they would not be without
It was an occasion which the
United States*may not see again in
a long time.
Dies Committee Out
Representative Martin Dies’ dis-
mal showing in the special Texas
election last Saturday torpedoed
mere than his senatorial ambitions.
It also wrote finis to the investi-
gating committee which for three
years has furnished him unfailing
sesame to press headlines.
House leaders aren't saying so
publicly, but as a result of the elec-
tion they have definitely decided
not to give the Dies committee a
further extension when it expires
Dies has been able to force repeat-
ed extensions and $100,000 appro-
priations on tike claim of public
A few weeks ago the British gov-
ernment cabled Washington saying:
“We need transport planes to carry
the high command from one battle
area to another. Not necessarily new
planes. Anything that will fly.
Minimum capacity 14 passengers.”
The message came to Jesse Jones,
who relayed it to a small man'with
a big capacity for action—Arthur
D. Whiteside. This was on a Satur-
day. By Monday morning, White-
side, had rounded up all the Lock-
heed 18’s in the country, plus one
DC3—a total of twenty planes. And
still more, planes will fellow.
Whiteside. is chairman of the
Civil Aviation Priorities committee
of the OPM. He is one cf New
York’s Four Hundred who have
come to Washington for Defense,
and all 400 of them' are in the So-
cial Security building.
Whiteside is president of Dun &
Bradstreet, statistical service to big
business. He had the big business
viewpoint, belonged to the Union
League, hated the New Deal. “No,
I never voted fer Roosevelt,” he
says, “But I would now. I am with
him 100 per cent.”
He is convinced that ah aggres-
sive foreign policy is sound. But
he declines to say flatly that we
should! get into the war. “I’m not
eligible to fight myself, and I am
not going to ‘ talk about war that
others have to fight.”
During the World War Whiteside
_ was a member cf the War Trade
Board and: the War Industries
Board, and be was one Of the first
four men General Hugh Johnson
brought to Washington with the
At 58, Whiteside works with an
easy-going patience. To a photog-
rapher he said, “If I sit up straight
Flea hoppers are increasing in
both the south and central parts of
the state, but boll weevil’s continue
to be the most important factor that
may limit the production of cotton
in Texas this season, according to
F. L. Thcmas, chief of the division
of entomology, Texas agricultural
Reports received by him from the
lower valley, are that conditions
have been very unfavorable for cot-
ton this season. The flea hopper
and bell weevil are doing consider-
able damage and there is every in-
dication that the crop will be mucih
shorter than normal. In Calhound
county of South Texas very few
fields are setting a good crop be-
cause of heavy flea hopper infesta-
tion. Except in a few instances flea
hoppers are not yet causing enough
injury in Central Texas to justify
control measures and in eight fields
of 12 to 24 inch cotton near Gar-
land in Dallas county, there were
practically no flea hoppers present.
However, the boll weevil infestation
in these fields averaged 31 per cent.
The increased fruiting that takes
place soon after cotton begins to
bloom provides a good opportunity
to save the crop from weevils. Delay
this year in getting the control pro-
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