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The Star-News can not be responsible for currency sent through the mails. MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AND ALSO SERVED BY THE UNITED PRESS TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1946 TOP O’ THE MORNING If I have wounded any soul today, If I have caused one foot to go astray, If I have walked in mine own wilful way, Dear Lord Forgive. From “Day by Day’' Go A Little Farther Park Superintendent Snell’s picnic ground program will not be lacking in public approval. As he says, everybody loves a picnic. If he is successful in getting a number of attractive picnic areas properly improved he will have conferred a genuine boon upon the com munity. The Star feels the time opportune to renew its appeal for turning the por tion of Greenfield park to the left of the Third street entrance into a beauty i spot and recreation center, with a tearoom, boat landing, parking areas and landscaping with shrubbery-bor dered paths. It may be argued that the beautifica tion of the balance of the Third street frontage, with its trees and roses and azeleas, its paths and benches, the at tractive spillway, and its attractive bathing area, meets the need from the spectator viewpoint, but it is suggested fliat having done so well in this partic ular area there is the more reason to extend the good work, especially as the lay of the land here discussed is ad mirably situated for improvement. There is a reasonable probability that concessions carefully chosen would repay the city for any expenditure for buildings, landscaping and boat landing. Less Milk El vie L. White gives five reasons for the current milk shortage. Cows give less milk in winter than in summer. Second, he lists inadequate transporta tion; third, increasing popularity of ice cream; fourth, cultivation of the milk habit by the armed forces, and fifth, milch cows are worn out from war time overwork. Another reason for the dwindling supply is the war-time widespread sale of dairy herds as a result of the shrink ing labor supply. If the reports that found a place in the press are correct, many herds of good milkers went to the slaughter house to make their next public appearance as roasts, steaks and soup bones. In addition to the difficulty of securing hands for dairy work, herd owners could not afford to pay the high price of imported feed, particularly hay, when home pastures were not green. This may not have been a primary cause of the present shortage but it certainly contributed to it. Coupled with the reasons listed by Mr. White, the milk supply has become a serious problem, with dairymen hereabouts un able to make customary deliveries. With this situation confronting dairymen in this country, it is depress ing to consider conditions in countries " overrun by Hitler in Europe, where German troops drove off cows, whether r singly qr in herds, to slaughter for food. * A Surplus War Goods The House Expenditures Committee, several of whose members favor over hauling the Surplus Property Disposal law, has heard it asserted that the Army and Navy are hoarding or de stroying surplus war goods. The charge is denied by Major Gen eral Glen E. Edgerton, vice chairman of the War Assets Corporation whose duty is to handle excess property once it is declared surplus. He insists his organi zation as well as the Army and Navy are doing as “good a job as possible,” but Representatives Gossett of Texas and Whittington of Mississippi take sharp issue with him. It is their declaration that “surplus autos by the acre and the mile” are being junked by the military establish ment on Pacific islands, but have not named the bases where the junking is done. The two representatives may have been misinformed or heard exaggerat ed reports, but on one point they are absolutely right. They contend that the new War Assets Corporation is con stantly receiving information intended to show mishandling of surplus war goods, but because the information has not come to it through Army or Navy channels pays no attention to it. They contend, with good reason, that the duty of the Corporation is to investi J * • I*__ . _ J A gate suuii liiJLUiiixaixim «w-»vx iiunv beyond peradventure of doubt whether it is correct or false. Only by learning the true situation, they feel, can the Corporation perform the task assigned to it. Certainly it should learn the truth concerning the alleged junking of auto mobiles. If acres of them are being abandoned or destroyed, in fairness to the autoless public it ought to stop the practice and find a way to return them to this country. New Club Needed According to Dr. Sumner H. Slich ter, Harvard professor and chairman of the research advisory board of the Committee on Economic Development, collective bargaining is more success ful in settling wage disputes than the prevalence of strikes in the country would indicate. Theoretically there is nothing wrong with collective bargaining. The idea of employer and workers coming to gether to discuss wages is right in principle. The fault lies in the fact that the workers hold a club over the em ployer in the threat to strike if their demands are not granted. To be mutually fair, the employer should hold a club too, which would be a threat to discharge his whole work ing force and employ a new one when ever the old force made demands he could not meet without serious sacri fice. General Motors has held this kind of a club aloft longer than American labor history contained before. It was not exactly the type of club here sug gested, but it gave union labor some thing to think about. Even when it capitulates on a compromise wage pro gram, the memory of its stand will long survive. If proper restraints on labor are not forthcoming through legislation, indus try would strengthen its security by substituting the discharge club as an offset to the strike club. Editorial Comment ONE GENERATION TO ANOTHER It’s nice to know, from the mouths of skeptical teen-agers, that we elders have pro gressed a little in 25 years. It is true that British youngsters visiting the UNO meeting warn us that “if if doesn’t work, the atom bomb will. - But instead of leaving us older folk on the barren plain of pessimism, the teen agers add encouragingly, “It’s better than the old League—they seem to quarrel more here but at least they’re talking things out ” That' we feel, ceitainly makes UNO better than the League, which just talked itself out. _ St. Louis Post-Dispatch. THE AGE OF NOISE The twentieth century is among other things, the Age of Noise. Physical noise, men. tal noise and poise of desire—we hold history’s record for all of them. And no wonder, for all the resources of our almost miraculous tech nology have been thrown into the current as sault against silence. That most popular and | influential of all recent inventions, the radio, is nothing but a conduit through which pre fabricated din can flow into our homes. And this din goes far deeper, of course, than the eardrums. It penetrates the mind, filling it with a oabsl of distractions—news items, mu tually irrelevant bits of information, blasts of corybantic or sentimental music, continually repeated doses of drama that bring no cathar sis, but merely create a craving for daily or even hourly emotional enemas. — Aldous Hux ley, in “The Perennial Philosonhv " Fair Enough By WESTBOOK PEGLER (Copyright, 194ft, By King Features Syndicate) Many veterans of the war, lacking political experience and suspicious of organizers, have been skeptical of the American Veterans Com mittee whose program runs parallel, in some matters, to that of the Political Action Com mittee of the C.I.O., and communist organiza tions in our politics. A number of them have asked my opinion, which is that this committee is less patriotic than the American Legion and the Veterans of foreign Wars. Sgt. Bill Mauldin, the former GI cartoonist whose work since his discharge has been largely political and extreme left - wing, writes in the committe’s bulletin his opinion that the “old, well-established veterans organi zations are preaching a doctrine of strong nationalism,” to which he objects: He believes “some form of world-govern ment” is necessary to prevent another war and would organize the veterans to “influ ence public opinion and legislation on these matters.” The American communists advocate a world government and decry “strong” and “narrow” nationalism in the United States but justify such nationalism for Russia on the ground that she has had to fight for her life against capitalistic nations. It is my impression that the A.V.C. under the leadership which has assumed direction, would create a political body of former serv ice men and women according to the pattern of Sidney Hillman’s Political Action Commit tee and for the same political objectives. The chairman of the A.V.C. is Charles G. Bolte, a Dartmouth alumnus who fought as a British soldier, lost a leg and thereafter was a “military writer” for the Office of War In formation which, in New York at least, was a busy hive of communism and a refuge of alien communists. His biography also reports ,__ _.-x. .... ■ - — - rt i x iti kjix aurnai y cuiauh for the nation, a dull but dogged butchers paper weekly whose policies often are indis tinguishable from those of the Daily Worker. A short history of the A.V.C. in its bulle tin of February 1, relates that Gilbert Harri son, who, in January 1943 personally founded the committee, in February 1944 “contacted” Bolte to start a periodical bulletin. Harrison served 45 months in the Army after a short career in the Office of Civilian Defense in Washington. “Bolte, with continuing instructions from Harrison and others in the original group, set up the organization along national ‘civilian’ lines,” the history says. The A.V.C. will have a national convention in Des Moines next June. Last May, when the preliminary meetings of the United Nations were held in San Fran cisco, and notwithstanding the shortage of transportation and hotel room, not only Sid ney Hillman and his followers showed up but Bolte and other agents of tha A. V. C. as well Hillman’s group was not invited and had no official status there and the A.V.C. also seems to have acted on its own initiative. Among the roster of officials at present, there is, according to his biography in the bulletin, another late member of the staff of the Office of War Information, Lewis C. Frank, Jr., now employed by Hillman’s na tional citizens P.A.C. as “Public relations di rector.’’ There are also two members and one official of the National Lawyers Guild, whose first president, Judge Ferdinand Pe cora, of the New York Supreme Court, and a number of new deal lawyers in Washing ton resigned because they found the com munist influence too strong. There are two New Yorkers, Author P. Mc Nulty, chairman of the Veterans Affairs Com mittee of the guild, who served 15 months as a captain in the AMG in Africa and Italy, and Harry H. Zucker, formerly employed by the N.R.A.,a fascist experiment of the first new deal, a consultant of the violent anti Nazi league of New York, and a prison "case worker.” Grant Reynolds is an ex-president of the Cleveland branch of the Narional Association for the Advancement of the Colored People and is now on the New York Fair Employ ment Practices Committee. Merle Miller was a GI editor of Yank, was a Washington reporter in civil life and at tended the London School of Economics where Harold Laski, the British radical and secre tary of Labor Party, now in power in Bri tain, taught his philosophy in the guise of economics. Laski is an old White House latch key confidante and an intimate friend of Felix Frankfurter and the selfless White House anonymity known as David K. Niles. Edward M. Chale, the executive secretary, served four years in the army, emerging as a lieutenant, and became co-ordinator of field operations in the labor division of the W.P.B. in Washington. The A.V.C.’S political program advocates the proposed minimum wage law, the Wag ner-EUender-Taft Housing bill, a permanent National Fair Employment Practices Commis sion, the socialized medicine bill and the anti poll-tax bill. It also would recognize as service veterans the civilian merchant marine sailors who serv ed fitfully or faithfully, according to their in dividual preferences, at high wages plus bonuses and overtime pay. The committee damns the American Legion for refusing to recognize them on the ground that they elect ed to retain civilians for advantageous rea sons. Recognition of the merchant sailors as service veterans would give them equal bene fits with service men whose pay was wretched by comparison with theirs and served under others while the civilian sailors could do as they pleased, and, most important, it would open the way to full citizenship for many alien communist civilian sailors. QUOTATIONS And now the moon has been contacted by radar. Are there any homes for rent? The straighter your course, the easier It I* to rail through life. Nice to think about, anyway—one of those old-time "for rent" epidemics that made land lords love children. Women’s gloves are what a husband goes back to look for just after he has left a movie with his wife. Tests have shown the heart to be one of the toughest of human muscles—which does not, however, account for hard-hearted peo ple- __ Tokyo’s bath houses have been granted per mission to increase rates. The Japs should be willing to pay most any amount to eet back into the swim I “THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE” __ | GUESS WHO } CM V/OT1IA& I ^^TOR! There’re Some Of The Doggonedest Th ings That Miss The Newspapers! By JOHN SIKES The doggonedest things don’t get in the newspapers! Each night, watching over the tickers that bring in news from the far-flung spots of the world, I find myself worrying that you, among the cash customers, will never get to see the greater percentage of that news. Nobody has figured it out exact ly, but I’m giving you a horse back opinion that no more than 30 to 40 per cent of the news that funnels into the Star office each night, via the Associated Press and the United Press and our re porters, ever sees the light of day. Or, rather, the black of print. It’s just one of those things. Peo. pie all over the world, including Wilmington—and, for that matter, Columbus, Brunswick, D u p li n, Eladen, Pender, Onslow, Sampson, and Craven counties—are making reams and reams of news. If the Star were to print all the news that comes into the office each night we’d find ourself putting out each day a paper of from 100 on up pages. And the newsprint peo ple just wouldn’t let you do this. So, I’ve decided at least once a week to let you in on some of the momentous stuff you’re missing by not standing over the teletypes each night, as I do, and pass along to you some of this missed news. I know you’ll be agog over this item from Hollywood. The item, from the Associated Press, starts out: “Have you ever seen a pixie?” It goes on to say that an amusing makeup has been designed for 80 year-old screen veteran Harry Davenport's next picture, “Three Wise Fools.” “Piece de resistance,” the item says, “is a pair of mov able ears which turn questingly towards any interesting bits of. con. versation between Lionel Barry more, Edward Arnold, and Mar garet O’Brien. “The ears,” the breathless piece goes on, “were made movable by means of a small rubber tube, which runs down Davenport's sleeves and connects with a bulb in each hand. By squeezing the bulbs, small bladders in the ears inflate, producing an intriguing wiggle.” It seems such a pity that you have to miss such a spot item. And it was wired all the way from Hollywood just for you to read. Here’s an item by the United Press from a place called Scherer ville, Ind., which I'm sure you’ll rush to put into your scrapbook. “Albert Viscounty owns a change able chicken. He said that three months ago the chicken laid eggs and to all appearances was a hen. Recently, it has begun to crow, grow tail feathers and a comb, and at one and a half years of age has taken on all appearances of a rooster.” Now, here’s one all the way from Spokane, Wash., over Asso ciated Press wire. “When Squeaky, a gray cat, wants in out of the cold, he wants in—but quick. “John E. King heard his pet howling at the back door. He went to the door. No cat. Then the same business from the front door. “Next a loud thud. King pulled back the fire-place screen. Squeaky, now a very black cat, was inside — via the roof and chimney.’’ Still another dispatch from the AP: “The veterans attending North Texas State college,” the dispatch date-lined Denton, Texas, says, “haven’t changed a lot since Army days. At least, they haven’t for gotten the pin-up girls. “Ex-servicemen living in a pre fabricated housing project have named the streets for actresses Ann Sheridan, Joan Blondell, apd Napcy Gates.” The one that struck my fancy most was this UP item date-lined Heidelberg, Germany. The camp commander, Lieut. Ernest A. Eddy, Jr., said the Nazi girls were getting pretty sulky be. cause they are “repentant”. "None of them,” he said, “have the sense of guilt many men seem to have. They boast and lie, ex aggerating the atrocities they com mitted as though such actions were something to be proud of. Very few of them are convinced that Ger many is beaten.” 1 cannot tell you what some of the boys in the composing room had to say when I told them this story had just come over the UP wixss;' Between now and then-I’ll try*to save up some of these articles that don’t make the Star and we’ll have another session with them one day next week. Religion Day By Day By WILLIAM T. ELLIS WINE AND WITNESSING One of my correspondents poses a problem. She and her Christian family have always borne a strong testimony against liquor. A niece was marrying a society man, and there would surely be wine at the wedding reception. What should this good woman do? Stay away from the marriage of the loved one? Naturally, T advised her to attend the wedding and the recep tion, and to give no sign, other than personal abstinence, of her disap proval of the serving of wine. This was her opportunity to bear wit ness to her love and to her toler ance: her temperance principles were already well known. I re minded her that Jesus often con sorted with persons whose habits he did rot condone. It is usually m< e important to show forth the patience and for bearance and loving sympathy of the Christian spirit than it is to rebuke a friend's divergence from what we ourselves believe to be right practices. After all, it is the life that bears witness. In these t.oublesome problems of our intricately interwoven life, we pray for th wisdom of Jesus, that we may never fail in love and charity, while at the same time holding true to our loyalty to the Lord. Amen. McKenney On BRIDGE A 10 7 3 V AKQ4 ♦ A863 + A9 ♦ AKQ V 9 ♦ None *KQ J 10 86532 i ♦ J95 V J ♦ KQJ 10 7542 + 4 Duplicate—Neither vuL South West North East 4 ♦ 6* ? 19 By WILLIAM E. McKENNEY America’s Card Authority A freak hand can start a lot of discussion. Here is one that came up at the Cavendish Club in New York. Most of the South players opened the bidding' with four dia monds, but from there on unusual variations took place. At one table, West bid six clubs. What would you do with the North holding, bid six diamonds, or double six clubs? ■pie most unusual result was ob tained when North bid six no trump over s!x clubs. It is impossible or East to make the correct open ing lead to beat the hand, which ”La?pade; If he makes the natural is ice coM.3 ClUb’ S6Ven n0 trump W«1 aSther table South passed, IV * bld °ue club, North over called with one diamond, East bid Nnrtheart f°tUth Six diamonds, and North went to seven diamonds. In mfr.Cfe,/S°' 3 SPade Was «Ot opened and seven was made. STAR Dust ASK ME! Many people wonder why, with all the numberless queries put forth by the Gallup poll, they have never been questioned. A certain Boston dowager, on meeting Dr. Gallup, demanded to know why she had been ignored. “Why, madam,” protested Dr. Gallup, “don’t you realize that, considering the miliions of indi viduals in the United States, your chances of being interviewed by one of my men are about equal to your chance of being struck by lightning?” “ReaUy?” the lady rejoined. “Well, I have been struck by light ning:”—Wall Street Journal. Absentmindedness Some men are so absentminded that finding a piece of rope in their hands confuses them. They don’t know whether they have found a piece of rope or lost a horse.—Ex hause Fumes. Problem Child Meeting Aunt Liza, her mother’s former cook, on the street, Miss Jones paused and engaged her in conversation. Suddenly she dis covered a little pickaninny stand ing shyly behind his mother’s skirts. “Is this your little boy Aunt Liza?” she asked. "Yes, miss, dat’s Prescription.” “Goodness, what a funny name Auntie, for a child! How in the world did you happen to call him that?” “Ah simply calls him dat becuz Ah has sech hard work getting him filled.” — Wall Street Jour- 1 nal. - ! Catty Remark Department ' Two girls discussing a mutual ! friend: “Lucy’s spoiled, isn’t she ” j “Naw, that’s just the perfume ■> she’s wearing.”—Wall Street Jou- i nal. ” j The Doctor Says_ PROBLEM CHILD REQUIRES STUDY BY WILLIAM A. O’BRIEN, M Child psychiatry, one nf ' ' newer specialties in medic- laa concerned with the p 's children who do not sho‘ ‘loi factory growth and develop s' Problems vary from mild^ plaints of nervousness h C° :,‘ in feeding, bed wetting in,reu;iy lying, to violent behav 0 quency and actual mental t ders. ' Every physician enc problem children in hi, D,. er> In treating these patients par; ?1 and physicians would Uko t ‘ 8 lieve these children v.n'i „ 'P' their difficulties but eVe-’l“°W has shown that many do no, Zt grow them. In fact, manv nerv-n and mental diseases in adult, de velop out of these experiences S infancy and childhood. " Child psychiatry is based upon the belief that there is a c,' a and effect in every problem en countered. The cause or cause, may be difficult to find but search will often provide clues Problem children always should be studied in their family setting All members of the family sho^ be interviewed, so the cause of the tension can be found, Recer advances in medicine justify th» Koliof +V-| O f nw, ~ 1 greater influence on health and disease than was previously sus pected. All problem children should be given a thorough physi cal examination. Some will not show any physical abnormalities’ Others may show some minor condition which makes the child self-conscious. Unhappiness often iis caused by unkind remarks made about physical defects made by unthinking persons. The problem child's mental de velopment should be studied, also his ability to make reasonably good adjustments to life’s prob lems. While the services of a clinical psychologist are of value most of us, by using tables of de velopment, can tell how our child ren compare with other child ren of their age and development. What are the sources of tension in the average home as they af fect children? Parents who do not get along and quarrel a great deal, cause tension in their child ren. Children may imagine that their parents do not love them, and sometimes this is real fear! Older children may feel they are unwanted in the family group. There is a time in every child's | life when he likes to be consulted about family matters. Failure to f observe this interest in family i problems and the desire to help | may cause tension. Many child ren are depressed by failure. Some times these failures result when too many demands are made on the child by his parents. Problem children are sick chil dren and should be seen by physi- I cians, but parents and families l should realize the important par: they play in the normal growth and help the children in even possible way. The Literary Guidepost By W. G. ROGERS CRITICAL REMARKS OS THE METAPHYSICAL POETS: An INTERLUDE, by Samuel John- ! sort and Horace Gregory, with ! poetry by Cleiveland, Cowley, Donne and 12 line drawings by Kurt Roesch (Golden Eagle Press.) This is the happy combination, menaced in these times of mass production of books selling for SI, or for 49 cents, or even a quarter, of superb text, excellent art, papef> type, and general design. in ms lurewuru minds us that Johnson's sonorous strictures on the ‘‘metaphysical poets applied more accurately to Cowley than to Donne, who it-. all has reached a wide audier.ee even now, at least with the sen tence: "Any man’s death dimin ishes me, because I am involv'd in mankind: and therefore new send to know for whom the “e tolls; it tolls for thee/’ Much as I respect the contem porary poet who did the '°y' word, and enjoy Roeschyosty-; perhaps even metaphysical. ■' luminations,” as Gregor; descrJ them, of the text, I relish most - all the full-bodied saver. ^ y strength, the remarkable Johnson’s prose, and wonder ' we do not write anything to com pare with it today. MUSIC THROUGH Till AGES, by Marion Bauer and Ethel Pc'sf (Putnam’s; $5) .v;. Published first in 13-1--,. y “completely revised” c°. .. more than 600 pages long. m ■ ' admirable digest of inf ;ny much up to date as is possio.^ a book printed this year- ", authors are broad-mmrW y alert, they are interested in a;^ :hing new and expect you ‘a y and they think Kern, RofeJ Hart, Romberg, Goldma... “ " aelong in a book on seriou- -■■■ FRENCH AT SIGHT, h% Alcxan Gode (Crowell; $1.50.) ,lv Here in 100 pages is Pr0'“;.,. he smartest, certainly ’he - y antertaining, elementary “ f3 :uage book I ever saw. nr*. excluding one I once wrote, 'g;, ises pictures instead of E-yy^ rou learn French mud a-’ .yl, > earn your native tongue ‘ y ■ ■ou’re a child. It’s too muen - tope. I suppose, that schoo dopt it.