The Daily News-Telegram (Sulphur Springs, Tex.), Vol. 51, No. 227, Ed. 1 Friday, September 23, 1949 Page: 2 of 8
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THE DAILY NEWS-TELEGRAM, SULPHUR SPRINGS, TEXAS
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1945
Editorial and Features
Stands Out in U. S. Economy
To the ordinary citizen not too well
versed in economies, there's one very puz-
zling thing about behavior in the business
Neither the practicing business man
nor the economist ever seems to think in
terms of stable conditions any more. No-
body talks about a period that might be
marked by a nice balance of forces, a
'peaceful stretch that might just possibly
deserve the label of ‘‘normalcy."
While the bloom is on. everybody from
President Truman on down is busy de-
ploring the harmful effects of inflation,
and taking opt after price-gougers. The
hollering k load for controls to check the
mad rush to disaster.
But when the tide has turned, is any-
body happy? Certainly not. Immediate-
ly. the shouts go up that we’re heading for.
a' • bottomless pit. Again, there’s the rail .
for controls, this time to stave off ruinous
depression. Bushels of statistic- are gath-
ered up to prove the gravity of the situa-
The psychology works like a pendu-
lum—swinging from one side to the other
bet never p&tmnf^rn the center. The
•wings tit thinking' are accentuated these
days beeaise' we listen more than, ever to
high-placed economists and to commenta-
tor* and columnist? as they pour out their
dire warming? of trouble to come.
Take a look, for example, at the way
it affects the automobile dealer. Riding
the postwar crest of record consumer de-
mand. he drove hard bargains with his
easterners. Many had to pay secret pre-
miums to get cars; countless others re-
iwrtaatly accepted expensive accessories
a? the.price of getting automobiles. Ra-
dios. heater*, overdrives, fog lights, even
lap mbe* and luggage were foisted upon
an willing purchasers.
Bat aow the big surge of demand has
receded. Business is still very., good for
tmwt dealers, .so good, in fact, that the car
makers probably will turn out more ve-
hicles than in record 1929. Still, we’ve
been having a recession, cars tend to pile
up a bit in showrooms now, and who cap
say that a big drop doesn't lie ahead? .
So what does the dealer do? He acts
as if every ear he sells may be the last he
can unload. In Chicago, he hands out
free driving lesions and 30,000-mile ser-j
vice warranties to customers, or offers to
transport them there from as far away as .
Alaska and house them .free until he can '
give them delivery on a car. He gets in-
to the give-away game, doling out ice box- j
es. washers, baskets of groceries, state fair
Thosd same seat covers the customer
was told. last, year .he'd have to take at a
fancy price are. now offered free by a
salesman wearing a brave smile. You
don’t want a radio, or hepter?, Perfectly
all right., says the dealer. Anything to
This, whole attitude is neatly summed
up by Charles E. Wilson, president of
General Motors, in a Fortune Magazine ar-
ticle on industry prospects. Noting the
current high level of car sales, Wilson nev-,
ertheiess took a cautious view.
He said he was waiting anxiously for
the day one of his vice presidents would ]
approach him and say: “Well, we ship* |
peri that carload.” Wilson added-that h*- j
of course will ask what carload the exec-
utive is talking about, to which the vice
pre-ident will reply: “That carload that
changed our shortage to a surplus.”
There you have it—no middle ground.
A feast-or-famine psychology. The sales-
man who either snarls ‘take it and like
it” or loads you up to the chin with free!
The mere layman wishes earnestly for I
a happy resting place somewhere between
these extremes. Maybe there isn't any,j
but it seems like there might to be.
(Pater Ed ion u on vacation.j
it WASHINGTON COLUMN ★
Probing of the B-36 Ruckus
Operated on Too Low a Level
BY DOUGLAS LARSEN ^
NIA SUIT Corrcrpondenl j .
(by Anomuted Prim)
Letter From WashingtonBy ,ANE EADS A p su» Wr,u*
Wafhrrgtofi.7—That German ioj»er that it i-
ttapi *i-01 Howard Unnih u-ed to kill 13 pe-.-
p’e o*- i ‘.arsden, N. J , stm-t was a * rooky.
Eiffety per tent «f »li armed crimes committed
tqday ar« mth trophy v,capon.*. Tr- y ar* the per-
fect cr.tat u*»i. They car'- be traced bv billi*-
W» tmu or wta- '.amber*. Ir.r.<xer.Ly o:aught
iWU* the country 10 year* from n©-« they coula be
ir a ciimirar* hand.
Official* believe '.tore are still thousand- of
Gerwas tyget* and other explosive war trophies
in omriatier. Her. ry Scknetder of the Treasury
Department's Internal Revenue Bureau tells me
that esptoerve war trophies are causing 4,000
death.* a year. A boot *0 per cert of those fatal-
ly injured are ekiie-e-
Most fft the death* and injuries arv accidental
•M result from lack of the trophy owner'? know!-
edsr*- that they are mi ‘aiiveV' Time doe* not
leaner, the danger. People are still getting killed
from Rfevocutior.sry W*r trophies. The luger. the
l&m •**»*£ Soi^ur S*ntsjpt^TexvTzvtrr
tflervmn •.wf Smmtmf mfrenkt-
oBku -16 taiftoar fcpr?*** Tnm, u meant
* mans awKft#y.
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*y, w* «*rA rtw»noiibiw for c»pf oastMion*. tjrpo-
rrr,,-, ». 7 -.1 j Isctxrf.*: «rrog, that nrar or^-jr In
awsrWSM lAe (n> 1a -err*- re r,er*. j»#a» after it a
•ewsaat la wrere MSMtiiM. All athrertreiTW urOar* ar, accentej
an r>a m)7 _
®1C L bfioe anal Biwinaa*
JEZOtff: JtACWnt,I. acaartnnies JCaaaear
Washington — K e <■ ommenda-
tior.* ;<• fill tf.e two newly created
pedeia'. IhKinct JJiltreshij'- in
SoJtn Texa- appeal •• likely to ’•<;
made wthin the next week,
j It ii considered almost certar;
; on fapito! Ho; that Pres.'deM
Truman wo:I nominate the son
'of Sca’o! Tom * ortnaHy to on-
jof the The i* B- •
! bor.naiiy. ar. attorney it Hou--
•: Pi on.ir.entiy mentiotied for the
jother South- Texas judjreship are
platen a prohibitive tax or, certain weapons asla Houwon mar ' and two Corpus
-■in “burp" fur., the “er
ar andiron, the "butterfly i
«mal! skelh—incendiaries or
sheii you u«- a-
or. your mar.tel.
ers—tray go f-f
. This worries Her rv S-hnelu-r. He u-ed to be
a T-nvar. iri the Buread of Int> rr.a! Re-.enueV law
enforcement service. It was part of his job to
enforce the National Firearm* Ac* of y'.<34. which
by sab. Icfcriat
they charged fcar.ds. whether by gift
Use of the tommy gun by gangster* •
wiped- out by this law.
Then along came World War II.
of souvenir Weapons, including those coming un-
der requirements of the act. were brought into the
country. A potential 2b.C0h,<»0d < i I- and rner-j
The three are:
James Allred of Houston, for-
Thousands i m*r governor of Texa* and one-
time Federal judge; Dudley Tarl-
! ton c-.f Corpus Christ); and Henri
Warren of Corpus < nnrx,
,, . , , , , Senator Connally indicated to
cfiant seamen could be brmging them bare. And ) Waanmgtor. New smen that war
J'-hn Smith, never a violator, brought home a |recommendation proiaoly would
weapi.fi to hsr.g in his.living room. | be made to the Justice Itepartmenr
In 194? Henry Schneider interested the Treas- land the prewdent within a wees.
urv department, the Army. Navy and Air Forces, i At the same tune, Cooc.aiiy oi>-
National Htfie Association, m or- j**rv*4 th,t bis fellow senator
■tal project and in «li«t- j fr<fm T”*;: I'yn<i,,r!
ing some 20.1)00 volunteer* throughout the court- j ’’ ru'en.. ' ,ora ***
j&K. f cmnally tvf*M on
try to advise trophy owner* of the hazards. Jhaci not bad ar. oportumty to
Member* of the committee advise trophy own- | pu*e of the matter,
er* to have their trophies examined by Army, j Such appointment' by the praai-
Navy or Air Force ordnance expert? and have dent, a* you may know, are made
them deactivated of necessary f without cost). The I usually oti the recommendation
Rifle Association advises trophy owners who want I <•( the -Senators of a «tate. provjd-
to ti*e the gur.r m hunting and target work ontiri^ senator- belong to the
proper usage. The Treasury register* machine
gum ar.d ps»k>!*.
The Stale candela;
frond iuri- ni*hirg
highway tb«- v*«» of
a-, the (an-i da’i at t
"Jim.” the f nend
'ha'-e you ever beer, a : re-te-t:
“Aci ’ wa-, tne reply.
"Web, you're ah*. .1. t*> i.*■ ' r, *
.^pmpanion remarked, for hi* keen
ear had caught the, sound of a
siren A motorey* !e officer came
Up alongside, and gestured the
driver to stop, then handed him
a ticket for speeding through a
town. He e a* gr actou* enough to
*ay it would ire ail right for the
candidate to cont'rroe to FI F*->
and ther *ee the judge when he
ramr- track through
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WASHINGTON—(NEA)—Any reporter whdi has covered the Navy
W Department and Pentagon since the war. know* how pointless and
insignificant is the Navy’s probe into the matter of who helped Cedric
R Worth write his .anonymous letter
In the first place. It was only incidental that this particular letter
happened to’ launch the Congressional probe when it did It was* in-
evitable that Congress sooner or later would have to step into the
vicious feud between the Air Force and Navy over the B-38—the j
controversy between the big carrier and strategic bombing—when it
became obvious that President Truman couldn't stop it.
The unfortunate thing is that Congress got into the mess on such
a flimsy basis as an unsigned letter containing mostly unsubstan-
tiated gossip. If the probe could have been directed at the heart of
the matter; why an interservice feud should have been permitted to
reach such ridiculous proportions in the first place, maybe some per-
manent good could have come from it. It might 'have supplied the
answer to the question of 'just wham nleded to create unificati
the services in spirit a* well as on organizational charts.
As it is now. Congress has merely a’warded the Air Force : AJ
one in the fight. Air Force officials and Secretary of Defense IJ
Johnson stand completely cleared of charges that there were shenani-
gans in connection with the purchase of B-36s.
DEFORE Worth ever became special assistant to the Undersecretary
® of the ,,Nav-y, the carrier, ruckus had already reached the
point where public interest was being hurt and .the effectiveness of
the services was being impaired A reporter found it difficult getting
my kind of a story from cither the Air Force or Navy without some
admiral.* general or civilian official slyly attempting to get insome
barb against the other service on the matter of strategic tgW, ng
Before anyone had ever heard much of Cedric Wurth ths^wero
reading in the papers most of the charges that appear in his letter
That is an obvious poinl that has been brought out but so far ignored
in the Navy’s investigation Worth admits that he got much of the
material for the letter from newspaper clippings And several wit- I
nesaes who have admitted that they supplied other information to
him for it, have now told that their original source was newspapers, j
As any Pentagon reporter knows, those pieces that were written
and became source material for Worth's letter, were toned down ver- |
sums of vicious stories given out in confidentiel interviews, which
couldn't be completely ignored by ar. hone,! reporter because of UM’
high rank of the person supplying them f
W'ORTH would have had to have cotton stuffed tightly in hi* ears
not to have heard in pra*t;* »!!y any rnmdur of the Navy Depart-
ment the stories and rumors that appear in Ins letter Every single
word he wrote had been retreated many times to hundred* of people
before Worth's letter ever reached Cong rest And many congressmen '
had heard the whole thing piecemeal before it showed up m the let-
ter Where the rumors a*tuaily started «»« always sort <-f mysterious.
Worth's big mistake »a* the fact Hut he happened to be a good
writer He carefully gathered ail of the rumors.and stor-es arid put
them down r.r. paper. That * why he is out of a job today. j
The ugliest part of the whole inquiry is the indication that a co
' young officers are likely to have their careers hurt just tie*
•'.cy happened to have discussed the B-38 with Worth or because
happened to be assigned to hi* office,-
According to established Navy tradition the top officer on any
assignment must assume the responsibility for trouble or dtfficuiues
under his command. Worth was. only a UtirdBevel official.
linked with the
gantzing a mas
the ror dele ration of hs*
the 15-ttio,,«j»iid dollar*
fe-tirne job. Tf»e Zk-year ■
of ihe Senator lia* I-ee.o
to *.*y tm-y
Often the bride put* initials on her linens—
•maybe to- make her mark in the social world.
.. . ,
No-matter what the yield this year in spinach
it’s the' o*ual surplus crop—with the kid*.
party in control of the White
Senator Connelly made it clear
that he ir following a hand* off
a year. i
highly recommended, howevei, l>y
attorney* -v in whviir; fie he* dieer
associated in Texa-.
One point which ,- behoved to
be weighing in favor of the two
f orpus < hn*t. men, Tarltot a'd
Warren, is the fact that they are
renders* of The southern portion
of the South Texa.-, Fedeia Diet,
rict. The law which created the
two new' judifvfhip- gj»e< fie- that
one judge *hou!d reside In that
section after he take- office,
i t.fiM-f v atmn *i.<!
the candidate » a
‘"hast and f'oonty.’
axH«uned 'i*»> vmi
I’ogio. in Ranger"’
1 e« said tt»e - at didat-
" W eii, fee’* one of my
friend*: we worked i»She m:ne<
together mr* Went: he"# u!t> «alt
of the earth." said the "squire.
' He certainly iv** the. prhsoTiee
armed ‘‘He's managirtg my cam-
paign m Ranger ”
“FI! tel! ycju," said the judge
Pic.ee cordially’, "you go or, now
and I II taik to the affirrr late*
and then I’ll notify you about
your i are."
s-i the candidate *ft<j Isis fineod
returned to their tar. New it so
happened that the friend Imd writ- j
ten a book about the Hanger oil,
boom and Had a copy in hi* suit- ;
case. So fee took out the book.!
inscribed it to Judge Jeniuns and .
the Candidate returned to the aick- '
room to preaetrt the Hook.
The ‘squire took the volume
and said “Von mean that feller
that w as with you.. wrote thin
hook* And you’re rilin' it to me’ ;
And it’s got my friend's name
printed m it*’’
"That’s right "
"Well FI) tell voa," the jttri*
said, “you just forget about that
hundred < '
’ It-/t i »nt -
a - ' '<#
t just knetat this would happen some day if you got a big
enough bottle;” * *
OUT OUR WAY
By J. R. WUliami
Trie OL' BCM DiDNl'T LET HIM
FINISH--THE OTHER GUYSEZ,
-"THAT JOB 'MINDS ME OF A
GOlLLOTiNE'-lF NDU DOZED
OFF AN' GOT YOUR HEAD
,v UNDER IT... OH, BO'//
S KICKIN’ CHICKEN/'
■ s'- . *
OLD SAM WAS
TELLlN’ me all
ABOUT HIS DEBTS
AN' BAD HEALTH
AN' HE DONT LIKE
TO BE INTERRUPTED
rL S#* (f) (■ *
UNLES5 WE CAN LEARN
TME CAUSE OF T*€:e
I two Days lat e r
By V. T. HAMLIN
'0 J VM0NMUS, IF \
WE PON T GET
ALLEY OUT OF
back X moo \ ex. Foe
W€fE -€ ■ HEAVENS
• / f-Ji
jB ' 1
By MICHAEL O’M ALLEY and RALPH LANE
'THE PRESENCE Of THIS
INTRUDER ON 5TALLCUl>'5
X boat COMPLICATES
DOES MAN THORP N
w THE SMALL MATTER
I'M GOING ASHORE NOW.
MAN THORP WkL MAKE SOME
EXCUSE TO COME W. THEN IU
GIVE HIM HIS ORDER5.
STOW THAT BELOW, STAUCUP.
>\s. I GOTTA GO ASHORE.
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