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The Star-News can :Ot be responsible for currency sent through he mails. _ JEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS .ND ALSO SERVED BY THE UNITED PRESS TUESDAY*. SEPTEMBER 24. 1946 TOP O' THE MORNING I'd like to be a friend of those I meet from day to day, I'd like to help them all I can Along life's rugged way. And when I sing my "Sweet Swan" song; If deeds I've done unkind, I'd like to take them all along, Leave naught but gorU behind. R. H. Richardson Expert Advice Needed The decision to call in a consulting ngineer especially skilled in drainage 5 a step in the right direction. Even : the excessive rainfall of last week hould not be repeated in the near fut re, it has been apparent for a lone time hat Wilmington’s drainage is inade uate. An hour’s downpour invariably reates lakes in low sections and, what s particularly regrettable and expen ivt for home owners in the affected reas, flood cellars, in many cases faster hair pumps can carry off the seepage. It is reported that when Burnt Mill reek was at its worst its overflow i eared Borden avenue. Now, with no eavy downpour for several days, pumps re still in use in numerous cellars. The situation at Winter Park is de lorable. The damage at Carolina Beach rom last week’s flood is conservatively stimated at S75,000. It may mount bove that when repairs are started. While the proposal to seek expert ounsel eminates from the City Coun il, through City Manager Benson, it lust be obvious that the drainage prob ;m is county-wide and for that reason he search for a solution should be a lint undertaking of the city and county overnments. Pressing Need For Cars The magnificent job done by the na ion’s railroads during the war played n important, literally a vital, part in he final victory. They so far surpassed heir normal transportation capacity hat their achievement will be recogniz d as a potent factor in the defeat of oth the European and the Oriental nemies when the complete history of he conflict is finally written. When ver they wrere told they must perform n impossible task they found ways to 0 it. But the cost was terrific. Rolling tock wore out. Repairs were all but' npossible. Still they kept on, carrying lilitary personnel and the tools of war 1 unprecedented volume. By hook and y crook they kept their trains moving. Now they face an even greater task -replacing the rolling stock that is un sable and without which they cannot ope to moot normal demands upon heir service. The Wall Street Journal uts their plight this way: “Freight rains are dying. Old age and war atigue is killing them. And the box ar birth rate is a pitiful fraction of eplacement needs.” The immediate need, says the Jour al, is for 150,000 new freight cars, 'hus far in 1046, production has reach d only 26,000. As a result, October dll see a weekly need great enough to tad a super-train stretching from Washington to Chicago which cannot be moved. We quote from the Journal: “Transportation experts see a need of 80,000 to 100,000 new cars yearly for the next four years. Taking the lower figure would give a four-year total of 400,000. At 1946 production rates, the program would not be com pleted before today’s second-grade kids got their high school diplomas. “Car making last month strained up to a 60,000-a-year level. How hopeless ly manufacturers are bogged down can be seen in the fact that they have a plant capacity for turning out 160,000 to 180,000 cars yearly.” Why? The Journal blames the live day week, the strikes and lumber and | steel shortages. For every box car there is needed two and one-half tons of lum ber and sixteen tons of steel. “While manufacturers wait for them, the old cars continue to wear out.” The eco nomic loss in this is found in the fact that 70 per cent of the nation’s freight moves by train; “it rides the rails or it doesn’t ride.” Surely the railroads, which did so much in the war emergency, deserve j better than this of a government that could well afford to remove some of its restrictions on vital materials in. their favor. Harriman Succeeds Wallace President Truman’s selection of a successor to Henry Wallace for Secre tary of Commerce appears a happy one on at least four counts. Mr. Harriman has been successful in business, which indicates that he possesses executive and administrative talent, both of which are essential to the proper conduct of the Commerce Department. In the second place he has had a close-up view of conditions in Russia and affairs in Moscow, as United States Ambassador to the Soviet Union. His remarks on the Russian situation are heartening. In a statement prior to his selection for the Cabinet post vacated by Mr. Wallace on request of Mr. Tru man. he wisely declared that we agree Russia is entitled to security, “But . . . I still hope Russia will accept as we have, that the chief hope of the world j is in collective security through the United Nations organization.” Thirdly, as present Ambassador to the Court of St. James, Mr. Harriman is well versed in Britain's position and the close affiliation of London and Washington. While there are many matters on which the two capitals can not get together, fundamentally the English speaking peoples constitute a unit in world affairs, and not separate identities. This has nothing to do with spheres of influence but the “collective security” Mr. Harriman emphasized in the statement quoted above. In the fourth place, we should say his experience as Lend-Lease adminis trator for two years in London and his presence at notable conferences be tween President Roosevelt and the then British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, will be invaluable not only in his departmental activities but in Cabinet conferences. As the Senate unanimously confirm ed his nomination for the post of Am bassador to Great Britain, it is to be expected that upon reassembling in January that august group will take the same action on his nomination for the new post to which the President has called him by interim appointment. Let The Truth Be Known A recent Shanghai dispatch says that Chinese- communists threaten to publish the “full record of the deadlock ed peace negotiations” unless the Na tionalist government agrees to reassm ble the Marshall military truce commit tee. It certainly is time somebody did this very thing. The world is getting tired of the “on again, o.ff again, gone again” Chinaman proceedings in that trouble-spot. We may reasonably doubt that the communists could, or* would, tell the whole story. The communist pattern is always out of drawing, as the painters say. But if they told their side, and it did not square with the other side, the Nationalist government might come across with its version, and from the two a fair estimate of what is wrong and what is needed to right the wrong might be possible. ' As the situation now stands, no ac curate diagonosis can be given, and no remedy applied. By all means let the truth, the full truth, be made known. Otherwise northern China is all too liable to strike the spark that will set off another war. ^4s Pegler Sees It BY WESTBROOK PEGLER (Copyright by King Features Syndicate, Inc.) NEW YORK, Sept. 23—Driving to the ofnce. today, George Spelvin, American, Picked a" argument with Harry Gremlin, the stooge that he carries around with him to talk to so he won’t conk off and climb through some other driver’s windshield. Mr. Gremlin is a soit o1 New Dealer but not exactly a New Dealer, either, but that is just the point because Mr. Spelvin, he tries to figure the guy out and sometimes he will change sides in an argu ment but no matter what he says, Gremlin is always or the other side and two guys never hated each other more, but still Mr. Spelvin carries him around whenever he is alone in the car and sometimes Gremlin even moseys in while he is shaving the face. He has an irritating presence and you would think Spelvin would ditch him and sometimes he says to himself, what am I arguing with this louse for, anyway, getting all steamed up so why don’t I think about hitting a long shot right on the snoot or something nice like answering right up that bukram is a rare mineral found only in Sas katchewan and it is used in making atom bombs and give the gentleman sixty-three sil silver dollars and what is your name.please. my narrie is George Spelvin, American, and my address is 1353 Maplecrest avenue, south and, boy, wait till my War Department nears ; that her Gellahad has hit the jackpot by I telling the guy what bukram is, if that is ; what it is, or umbrage or tumeric, that sounds like a kind of a little jacket but. after all, j with this inflation it isn’t really $63 but more like $42 when you consider hew prices have ! cone up on account of the strikes and the OPA. At this point. Mr. Gremlin called Spelvin a reactionary and a dumb fascist tool and said 3 per cent of the population controlled 92 per cent of the wealth and if he had any sense he would see that Henry Wallac^asn’t any communist but anyway, what difference does it make, if he keeps us out of a terrible war with Russia because did Spelvin ever stop to think that if we don’t quiet their fears why just one of those pineapples in a suitcase in the checkroom at Grand Central and another in a jalloppv parked in the Bronx and four more planted around town could blow New York off the earth and you ring for the cops and firemen but you can’t even rnig because the phone system is gone, too. and anyway they are all dead and how are you going to ring, you dope, when you are dead you:self. So .okay, if that is the case. Spelvin says, why don't we let them have it first and see if they can ring for fire engines any better but Gremlin says the best way is not for anybody to do it and Wallace just wants to j be" friends and only the fascists want war and Spelvin answers back don't you call me j a fascist and anyway how come the fase.sts want war and how do you knew they do and who do you mean? Mr. Gremlin says we got to have democ racy like Wallace says and what do we care ! if Russia runs Poland and a lot of little j places like Latvia when everybody knows they are always fighting and the majority of their people are pro-Russian, anyway, and these I governments in exile are just a lot of Quis lings and Wall Street is putting up the money for their propaganda to get us in a war with ^atomic tombs. Mr. Snelvin says he doesn’t give a damn about Litha it’s the principle of the thing be cause a couple of years ago Wallace was howling bus head off about the dirty outrage when Hitler attacked—Poland and put the Nazis in Czechoslovakia but now Stalin does the same thing and Wallace says hokey-doke but Gremlin says well, yoq. were against mes- | sing in Europe then but now Wallace agrees with you and you flop over just to be against Wallace, even if it gets us into war with , Russia. And. moreover. Spelvjn says, that dirty murderer Tito, after we liberate his country | and send' him sugar and butter and ham and ; new automobiles that we can't get ourselves, well he murders five of our boys in cold blood and Gremlin says it was all a mistake and they are sorry they done it but did it i ever occur to Mr. S. we might have some | fascists in our War Department trying to start a war by sending our boys where they j have no right to fly so they can yell murder , and. if it comes to that, five people were | killed i:r a smashup on this very corner last | month but a war won’t bring them hack or 'hose boys, either, but just kill millions more Spelvin jumped a red light at Walnut, parked the job. turned off Mr. Gremlin and dashed into the office just on time and all morning long he kept thinking if bukram was a min eral for atom bombs found only in Saskatche wan and the guy called on him to answer, he would stop at Goldf-arb’s on the way home and buy the old lady the best dam tumeric in the house with gold braid and buttons down the front. QUOTATIONS The Maxis brought to Europe not only politi cal slavery but also economic corruption. We shall r,ot have freedom from want un til we clean house and rid ourselves of the Minister oi Food Yves Farge. * * * Do not permit America in world affairs to become a dull defender of the status quo, but keep her outlook vigorous and contributing to peaceful change and progress for the peoples of all the world.—Harold E. Stassen, former Governor of Minnesota. * * * What would the world say ir these days of difficulties if even we. in the field of health, where international cooperation is easiest, couldn’t cooperate?—Dr. Karl Evang Norwegian Delegate, UN World Health Assembly. * * * There will never be a lasting peace until God sits at a peace conference. The reason that a representalive of His has not been present i,s because of communist Russia, and I think that the Christion countries of this world should not bow to her.—Mrs. M. Frances Anderson, president VFW Auxili ary. 3aND LEAVES THE WORLD TO DARKNESS, AND TO ME! <$^§0 Indian Delegate Assails Attitude Of Bias Toward Asiatic Laborites NEW DELHI, Sept. 23—liP—1The Indian Delegate to the Internation al Labor organization declares that "unless there is a rapid change Ilo's attitude towards the non white races, there will be every justification for the latter to form an indepentent international labor organization of tneir own.” L. N. Birla, member of the family which controls many of India's largest ir.nustries and who wras an employer delegate to the Ilo session last year in Paris, charges in a pamphlet, "India and the ILO.” that ther'e pro-European bias in the international organiza tion. , "Officers in all the key posts are European or American,” Birla says in the pamphlet pub lished by the Indian Council of world affairs. "India, and Asia McKENNEY On BRIDGE A None V A 7 5 3 2 ♦ A K J 8 4 A 10 7 4 Katz A 10 8 5 4 -ju— A Q J 9 7 2 «*i p 6 3 V 100 w VKQJ94 ♦ Q 10 7 3 » « N0ne A J 8 Dealer a A 6 A AK V 8 ♦ 9 6 5 2 AKQ 9 5 3 2 Tournament—N-S vul. South West North East 1 A Pass IV 1 A 2 A 2 A 3 A 4 ♦ Pass Pass 6 A Double Opening—♦ 3 24 BY WILLIAM E. McK iNNEY America's Card Authority The bidding that Samuel Katz of Millburn, N. J., employed on today's hand helped him win the master's mixed team - of - four championship with Mr. and Mrs. Bertram Lebhar, Jr., of New Rochelle. N. Y., and Mrs. Ralph Kempner of Chicago. The first round of bidding was normal, but when North bid three spades on the second round, Katz knew he was not going to have a chance to take a good spade sacrifice against a game contract. The opponents were going to get into a slam, and he wanted to defeat it. He was safe enough in bidding four diamonds; if it were doubled, he could go to four spades. He was not worried when West passed the four diamond bid, be cause he knetv that his vulnerable opponents could not afford to let him play the hand at diamonds and go down 50 points per trick. North probably should have been satisfied with a bid of five clubs, but he was afraid he was being talked out of something and plunged to six clubs. West made the correct opening lead, which Katz trumped, and his ace of trumps was the setting trick. * * * , Contract is really two games, a bidding game and a playing game. Bidding strategy can be just as interesting as the play of the most intricate hand. generally, have been sadly neglect ed in the matter of staff appoint ments, and that is one reason why Asiatic problems receive so little attention in the Ilo.” He suggested two remedies: (1) That Asiatics be included in the higher direction of hte ILO. and j'2)That the ILO arrange regional conferences, including one for the Asiatic countries. The government of India already has invited the ILO to hold an Asiatic conference in India. Birla said that although India has a permanent seat among the government delegates on the gov erning body of ILO and employers had agreed to two delegates from Asiatic countries, “Indian labor, the best organized labor group out side Europe or North America, failed to get its representative elected to the governing body, while a country like Mexico, which we understand was in. arrears with her contributions, managed to secure seats.” Asia, with more than half the world’s population, has only five seats on the governing body of ILO. Birla added, while Europe has 12 seats, the Americas 11, : Africa two and Australia two. "The ILO’s pretensions to univer v sality are shattered by these,” Birla said, “and expose its claims of being a truly democratic organi zation.” Your GI Rights Questions and Answers On Servicemen’s Problems WASHINGTON,—Hei% are ques tions from veteran amputees re garding their light to new cars: Q—Is it true that an amputee can’t get a free car from the gov ernment if he doesn’t have a dri ver’s license? Suppose his state doesn’t require 3 driver’s liens? A—You do have to have a state ! driver's license. If vour state does not renuire one for drivers, the local VA contact representative will decide whether or not you are able to drive the car with the aid of special appliances. Q—Before I was drafted I was a traveling salesman for a glass company. In the fighting in Africa I had my leg shot off When r got out of the hospital I had my car fitted with special devices which permitted me to c*irv or my busi ness almost as usual. These de vices were expensive. What I want to know is whefher the govern ment will buv me n new car and let me attach the devices I nave on mv old car +o the new one? A—It certainly sems reason able to suppose that you can do this under the law. But the law is pretty specific in dealing with a veteran’s right to add anything to the purchase price of the car for which the government pays. Your VA contact representative can an swer this question. He has the au thority to say yes or no. Q—How long will an amputee have before he must, file his appli cation for a new car° I am think ing about waiting until new-model cars come along. A—A veteran amputee’s claim for a new car must be completed by June 30, 1947 (Questions will be answered *u this sna.ce onlv—not hv ma.il.1 Religion Day By Day BY WILLIAM T. ELLIS Many a busy mother, whose dearest desire is for rest, will read these lines. Her every hour is filled with tasks and cares. Feet and back and mind and heart grow weary of endless work. How these tired mothers envy the wom an with nothing to do. They would not if they really knew the loneliness and bitterness and emptiness of the lives of wom en who have nobody depending upon them for service. There are myriads of women whose chief task is to “kill time.” No children run to them with their troubles; no husbands look to them for com fort; no households need their ministry. Ah, mothers! Thank God for love’s tasks; which all too soon will be life's dearest memories. We pray for the mothers of men everywhere, many of them sorely over-bourne with labor. May they know the comfort of the Son of Mary. Amen. Star Dust Clean Sweep On his Sunday outing, the visitor from the city had ranged field and forest, picking the farm ers flowers and fruit. With car overflowing with his plunder he paused before the next farm house and. pointing down the unexplored highway, inquired. “Shall we take this road back to the city?” “You might as well.” replied the farmer. “You've got almost everything else.” Doctor Says— SCIENCE ACHIEVES EPILEPSY CONTROL By WILLIAM A. O’BRIEN, m d Epileptics differ from other peo pie only in that they have seizures drom time to time. One must rea lize that fact if he is to understand epilepsy or its victims. There are two kinds of epilepsy In one, attacks of convulsions "and loss of consciousness lasting five to 20 minutes occur. jn h~it other, loss of consciousness is short; in dact, a conversation start ed before the attack can ; j continued .with just a slight mter^ ruption in the train of though; Much is known about the treat ment of epilepsy and about the kind of persons wno have th.d;s. order, but less is known oi int actual cause of the seizures. Parents oi epileptic children tend to be over - protective. This is especially true of mothers. The first problem to be solved in the management of epilepsy is to help the mother, father brothers, and sisters to accept the one who has seizures. In the case of school children the teacher afhd ihe other pupils should be helped to understand. If others accept these children and understand their condi tion, the number of seizures quu.K ly declines without any other change of treatment. Epileptics should also be un derstood by their business asso ciates. Prior to World War II epileptics found it difficult to ob tain employment. The usual ex cuse given was that employe;s were afraid the epileptics would injure themselves, but proper placement does away with this possibility. Those who work with epileptics should learn how to help them in their seizures. A clothes-pin may be slipped between the victim's teeth, to keep him from biting his tongue, but no attempt should be made to restrain him during the convulsion. After the attack he may rest a while and then go back to work, or he may go home. The average epilepsy patient does not have anything wrong with his brain or with his per sonality. The average epileptic is normal or above in intelligence, and some victims are geniuses. Instead of admitting that they have epilepsy, however, many vic tims try to conceal it. They do not consult a physician for medic'ne and advice, but instead they buy patent medicines, often bv mail. Epileptics have « tendency to neglect taking their medicine on ! schedule. The purpose of taking j these special drugs is to control I the seizures, and not to interfere with normal mental and physical activity. Bromides, phenobarbe tal, and dilantin sodium are the drugs given to control the attacks. If you suffer with epilepsy, see your physician about dilantin so dium and let him give you the amount needed to control your attacks. A trial might demon strate that its use will reduce the number of your seizures. Surgical operation may bp rec ommended if there is pressure upon the brain, resulting from, an injury or from a growth. When the pressure is removed, the attacks may be relieved. Unfortunately however, most epileptics are not benefited by surgical operations. The cause of epilepsy is a ten dency toward convulsions and loss of consciousness. This tendency exists in every one of us, and an epileptic differs from the average person mainly in that his seizures come on with less provocation. Some epileptic seizures have been controlled by giving the pa tient insight into the nature of h:s illness. Others have been re lieved by special diets, and. as indicated above, still others by surgical operations. Most epileptics find it nece sar? also to take special sedative druES to control the disease. If you have attacks, remember that you can help yourself and a.! other sufferers from this disorder by rising above your difficu There is an old adage which goes this way: "If you want to succeed, get something wrong with you. ' WHY WE SAY bT STAN J. COU.INS » L- J- SLAWSON "MARATHON" A long race obtained its name from the City of Marathon. Greeks at one time staged races in which the contestants ran from Athens to Marathon, a dis tance of 24 miles.