The Daily News-Telegram (Sulphur Springs, Tex.), Vol. 44, No. 33, Ed. 1 Sunday, February 8, 1942 Page: 2 of 8
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Was Anyon# Wondering About the U. S. Navy?
Edson’s Washington Col.
War Housing Is a Brand-Ne* Problem
NEA Service Washington Correspondent
WASHINGTON.—A great deal of the congressional thinking
" housing is still based on the assumption that the only kind
housing which is any good is that in which an honest American wo
er buys a house or a farm on time, settles down in the common!
raises a family, finally pays off the mortgage, ati
-.......................... on the same place or keeps working for the sa
Washington.— Six months have
paused since Texas’ Tom Connally
really came into his own, so to
speak, with his elevation to the
chairmanship of the all-important
Senate Foreign Relations Com-
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One Year (eaah in ad*
>y mail), $4; Six Months
tepr88611 t&tives—Inland Newsoantf Renra~
sy*Bldg., Chicago;Sfil* FifSh^e., New
» St Leals, Mo,j 1012 Baltimore, Kansas
Bldg., Omaha, Neb., 209 Bona-Allen Bldg.,
iohgTiaJ been recognized
. ........ aa one
of the leaders in the Senate, as
one of its most outstanding ora-
tors and wits. He had been a key
figure in such famous debates a<
those involving Anti-lynch legisla-
tion and the proposal to enlarge
the Supreme Court back in 1937.
But not until last July 31
when be was formally approved
by the senate as Its new foreign
relations committee head did his
tijne and attention come into al-
most constant national demand.
Newspaper columnists known in
every state devoted great space to
hjm. Magizines carried long arti-
cles and picture* of him in the
various stages of his career.
Educational institutions, nation-
al, state and local dVghniaations
continually send him invitation-1
to appear before their groups.
Spme offer to pay all hla ex-
penses, some no riembursemert,
others volunteer an honorarium.
Ho excepts some invitaions, but
only if they don’t interfere with
his work. He turned down an in-
vitation, carrying with it a $500
honorarium, to speak recently in
Joplin, Mo. The engagement
would have interfered with com-
The 64-year old senior senator
of the Lone Star State takes this
all in his stride, however.
He makes no secret of his plei-
sure in being interviewed daily by
newsmen, of being called to the
White House for conferences w:' '.
the president, or being called into
huddles with the various cabinet
members and other hlgt^govenv
ment officials. But,his head hasn’t
been turned from his associates or
visiting constituents. He’s still
approachable as "Tom” to his
long-time friends or “Senator”
to others, and he seldom misses an
oppportunity to gather at lunch-
eons of the Texas House members
and visiting Texans from all parts
of the state.
Recently Connally commented
to the press on. the Argentine
leaders at the Rio De Janeiro con-
ference, making some remarks
that Secretary of State Hull
hastened to counteract by declar-
Texan's views were
BAGWELL, Editor and Business Manager
tOMi BAGWELL, Advertising Manager.
with charity for *11, with firmness in
|o *** tho right.—Abraham Lincoln.
**a5«^i * Surveys today indicate that not one worker i II
■.non 100 lives in the same ^house for 25 years. Jot
change. Factories go bust A drouth or a depres m
sion comes along and makes necessary wholesale migrations of thoi
sands of people. Hopeful homeowners carrying mortgages get for* I
closed on, slap-dab in the middle of one of these catastrophic* an n
lose everything but their shorts. 1
TT is sad to admit, but rural and small-town America as they wet n
in those good old days are disappearing. Rurally, there aren 14
enough new farms opening up for the sons of farmers reaching man
hood, and these good young men have to go to the big town for
job. In the small towns, likewise, there aren’t enough job* to g
If you were to spell out the cycle of shelter requirements for th
average worker during his life span today, housing experts believ
it would be something like this:
1. Before marriage—one room.
2. Just married—two to three rooms.
3. Raising a family—one to two more rooms
4. Change of Jobs—a different dwelling for each new
5. Increasing prosperity--a bigger or better house. ®
8. After the children grow up and leave home—back to
two or three or four rooms.
TN other words, during 30 or 40 years of useful life, the average
family will require from five to six or maybe 10 different dwellings
This isn't confined to factory workers in the lower income brackets
either. It applies to white-collar workers in the middle income group!
and to skilled technicians, professional folks and executives—partto.
ulariy to the better paid employes of big corporations who get trans-
ferred from one branch office or one plant to another, often in distan)
In the face of such conditions, the old talk of “settling down ant
raising a family" becomes mere nonsense as expressing the way of
average American life. The latter part is still possible, but the former
ly is a new attack front to take
German minds off his ill-fated
1941 campaign in Russia. Wher^e
he expects to strike next to that
end is problematical, but the
Goehhels outgiving looks like an j
effort to pave the way for a new j
stroke of arms somewhere. The I
peace suggestion was cunningly
woven into it for that purpose.
ing that Germany was cracking-up
With that said, there are ele-
ments in the Goebbels article
including |ts ingeniously veiled
peace feeler, to catch attention.
As a whole it is nicely shaped to
induce a degree of credence in
well-informed Allied circles that
there is some winter war ferment
Only fwo PoeeibilUie*.
Americans of long residence in
Germany who returned only
months ugo have told this writer
they saw only two possibilities
thut could induce any significant
anti-war or anti-Nazi outbreak —
military defeats and near famine
The sumo informants doubted,
however, that the iron-handed j
Nazi control of the home front I
could be broken through even if
those two prime requisites were
present to arouse the German peo-
ple to revolt against Hitlerism. It
was that combination which broke
German morale to end the World
War and Nazi leadership knows ■
that danger too well nut ter be ful- J
iy on guard against it,
Nevertheless, both the Russian j
situation and the food shortage j
confirmed in some degree from i
other sources, are woven into bis !
picture by Dr. Goebbels. It tends
to make his outline .sound more j
plausible to some Allied ear* as j
indicating that there is seringa utt-,
rest in Germany. I
Hitler had met defeat even be-1
fore the great retreat in Russia.
He lost the Battle of Britain. Thai i
was quickly covered by his ruth j
less Balkan campaign. It tnok j
German public attention some- j
what off the fact that England i
still survived, neither bombed not
starved into submission.
Before that effect wore off, the j
great Russian "crusade
Texas' 1940 mineral produc-
tion totaled $714,905,731, accord-
ing to Dr. E. H. Seltards, director
But if the question put was
fight or give in, he adds, it would
be an unanimously—Tight.
That is an obvious attempt to
stir up sentiment among the Al-
lied peoples for a negotiated
peace — sentiment which might
slow up the Allied war prepara-
(By Kirke L, Simpson, Associated
Outgivings of Herr Goebbels,
one-man brain trust of Na*,i pro-
paganda, are necessarily subject
to suspicion. Any time he ad-
mits that there is discontented
murmuring in Germany, look for
his real motives.
The Goebbels admission that
there is grumbling over the re-
verses in Russia and the lack of
food and fuel must be scanned in
that light. His aim may be to stir
public sentiment in the Allied
camp for a negotiated peace or to
pave the way for the next Nazi of-
Any development that impeded
prompt execution of the Allied
all-out war program would be
grist for Hitler’s mill. Goebbels’
hints of wobbling German morale
iwld ^ dangerous if they led to
public apathy over tho war effort
in thetUMlied camp due to a feel-
of the University of Texas Bureau
of Economic Geology. This rep-
resented a gain of $13,077,035
from 1939 totals.
thing for the country—President Roosevelt and Con-
have aaked for it, and with us, especially during
i times, they have only to ask for what they want and
all join in doing our “dead level best” to do all we
The 123 million sheep in Aus-
tralia provides about one-fourth
of the world output of wool, the
Department of Commerce says.
b'U alTjoin in doing our “dead level best’* to do all
n. Folks on “Busy Main’’ Street just naturally “stack-
>v that way. For, as “Booker” shine boy on “Busy
lift” says, we can do it, although it pmr be necessary
r aome to stay up all night to be on time in getting down
Defense production has been
the primary stimulus in pushing
payrolls 40 per cent above the
1940 level, the Department of
Remember I’earl Harbor — buy
more Government Defense Bonds
stay up all nigl
Stfttigtice show that the nation’s hens are producing
0 eggs per second. What a goal for our radio come-
• to shoot atl
definitely hot those of this govern-
Connally’ didn’t answer public-
ly what some people considered a
rebuke, bet -privately be telephon-
ed Hull and let his long-time
friend know that he would con
tinue to express his views es lie
saw them. He and the secretary of
State had served together first as
representatives and then as mem-
bers of the senate, when the later
Secretary Hull’s name is on the
growing list of notables who have
attended one of the Sunday room
ing Tom Connally breakfast:..
The fame of those weekly affaire
is spreading, and privileged is he
who gets invited.
Pink Texas grape fruit, sausage
and scrambled eggs, are served in
the dining room of the senator's
suite on the top floor of an 11-
story-apartment hotel faring Con-
If «nd when the bombs fall, our experience at dodg-
tag bill collectors will come in handy*
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- Yea, we’re atill sending scrap to Japan, but in a slight-
ly different form.
The war brings its curses and blessings. One of these
days you may see speed cops on bicycles.
MOOTAC.I IY PAT€£
90 PER CENT
3 PER CENT
SAO PAULO TAUGHT
| MOW TO CARE
A POR THE
War Robert Patterson, Unde®
secretary of Navy James V.
Forrests!. A dozen leading news-
paper men and radio commenta-
tors, including some who covered
developments throughout Europe
since the outbreak of war, wort-
recent guests of the senator.
Occasionally on week nights,
when there are no pressing en-
gagements, Senator Connally ge:
together with Representative and
Mrs, Luther A. Johnson of Cm
Means, and Mr. and Mrs. Kn
Miller of Corpus Christ! to pin;,
bridge. The Johnsons live in the
same apartment building with the
senator, the Millers maintain their
Washington residence just .iu-rpre
the Avenue in the Mayflower
The Senator’s son. Ben, is a
practicing attorney in
PirE Japanese drive into the
Netherlands East Indies is
aimed at the richest prizes of war.
Rubber, ail, copper, tin snd qui-
nine abound in the rich Dutch
The stamp above, issued in 1933,
shows a native scene, a farmer
and oxen. Farmer-settlers in the
islands are for tiie most part
“tani;-,” independent farmers as
distinguished from those who
make a living as hired laborers.
, There are about 5000 islands in
the archipelago, Borneo, New
Guinea. Sumatra, Java and Ce-
lebes are the largest with spheres
of influence in the hands, of the
Dutch and English. Before the
mil break of hostilities Japan en-
joyed a 550.000.000 trade with the
Oil, the black, flowing gold
which, is vital currency in either
war nr peace, is a leading export
nf the islands. Some CO,000,000
barrels of crude petroleum were
produced last year to rank the In-
dies fivh among the W'orld pro-
ducers of oil.
The fgje of. the Indies is of vital
concern to U S. for 40 per cent
id tlie rubber and 25 per cent of
the tin consumed in the United
States come fMBt the Netherlands'
Far East poss|05ian.
dent of Treble Clef Club; Mrs.
Roger Puke, vice president; Mrs.
George Ilulbrook, secretary.
Dr. W. W. Long writes The
Echo Man from Now Orleans,
where he is on an extended visit.
Mrs. John Sherman reported
sick at tier home on Texas St.
Infant of Mr. and Mrs. C. (k
Patterson dies after brief Illness.
Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Pounds are
in St. Louis.
"The Value of Boy Scouts",
(feature article written by J. A.
18 Years Ago
<Cikan from files of The News-
Telegram of Feb. 8, 1924.)
Guy Bryeon Jr., fivc-yeur-obl
aon of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Bryson,
seriously burned trying to stamp
*mt trash fire.
W. H. Rand, Superintendent of
State Park near Texarkana, here
today. IS, ’
about 9:30 A. M. and breakfast
| is Reived half hour later.
Following the meal the guests,
averaging a dozen or more each
Sunday, retire to the spacious and
interesting living room. It’s a
i high ceilinged room carved out of
two floors. A stair case leaden to
up-stairs bedrooms, giving a sort
of Spanish appearance to the
place. Special volumes on Lincoln
i and Robert E. Lee are prominent-
ly displayed on a mantel. *
Then begins the most interest-
ing feature of the occasion. It’s an
informal, strictly off-the-record
discussion among those there of
the field with which they arq con-
cerned and problems generally.
Donald Nelson, waa guest at one
of the breakfasts on the first Sun-
day following hla appointment as
the new war production chiof.
Others present on that Sunday in-
cluded Federal Loan Administra-
tor Jesse Jones, Price Administra-
tor Leon Henderson, Associate
Justice of the Supreme Court
James Byrne*. They talked about
the war effort.
When neutrality revision legue
lation was in the limelight those
present at a breakfast included
Secretary Hull, Vice Presijient
Wallace, Majority Leader Ber-
keley; Guests on Mill another oc-
casion included Undersecretary of
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was on. ;
Its initial victories tended to re-1
store German public confidence in !
the invincibility of Nazi armies ■
and induced forgetfulness of the I
Luftwaffe - submarine failure to
Japan's plunge into the war
wus timed to minimize the affect ,
on German nerves of American i
war participation and the retreat i
in Kursk. Japanese successes in j
the Pacific were tr umpeted by I
Berlin for weeks to couceal or be-1
little German reverses in Russia, j
What Hitler now needs urgent-1
Laughing Around the World
With IRVIN s. COBB
Whenever the senator, whose wife
died several years ago, gets dow n
Texas way he always hurries over
to Houston if Tor only a few hour
to see a fond grandson, Ton Con-
nally IV. He came back from his
last trip to Texas, with big photo-
graphs of the two-year old young-
ster, proudly displaying them to
everyone who came into his office.
Why Daniel Looked So Pleased
£ - By IRVIN S. COBB
REFORMED post-ptnndlal orator—one who had taken the cure and
remained cured—was talking to a group of us the other day.
“It wasn’t that I got tired of hearing my own voice,” he said;
f 4*' A man can get drunk on his own eloquence and become a
l»»ai Inebriate. What checked me in my nefarious carreer was that
Mtlr became cognisant through the base of vanity which had been
ling me of the expressions that spread over the face* of the other
ANSWER Both. The words are synonymous.
REGUL AR * FELLERS
There's a Difference
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the teaatmaater, making his introduction, pronounced my
tration of the point I’m trying to make, I may call your
an historic example. Have you fellow* ever seen copies
ireted painting of Daniel In the Lion*’ Den? Well, did
o notice the happy, satisfied expression on the Prophet’s
m*t you see how that proves what I have been trying to
ante! looks pleased because he knows he’s about to be
mmomr when he won’t have to listen to any of the
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