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■■■■■■■HhJ WASHINGTON. 1). ('.. MAROH 3. 1940. . tMflMUaiMiaMftai , irjdaMHMnaKiuiaBMMMM > ^ - ... . . .. ___ £PRING—how doubly welcome will be the season of bird-song, bolm and beauty, after a winter that has blasted—for the layman—all the meteorolo gists' theories that it's a progressively warming clime hereabouts. He can have his theories—we'll take spring that's sure to bring along some days to thaw the spirit tried by a winter that sent the weother man digging back into his records to find one like it. Spring—and the plow turning up the good earth, the birds all a twitter, and the cherry blossoms plunging the Capital and the Nation into that great annual guessing game—Just when will they op®n? The cherry blossoms—by-word of beauty, perennial pride of every good American. (Left) Down on the river —to feel the filling soil, the tugging sheet again, where ice has glittered all winter! . net down to dirt—«nd * Y/hen o te"er cQ himscit o tew mbs. Just a little spring let-down. Tennis Champion Alic Marble takes it as queenly as she should. From spring it's o mere wink to this—bathing beauties all in a row on the board at Airport Pool. She's come through the winter pretty well, the old boot. A litle point and she'll be ready for the calm and tempest of another summer. star Staff, A. P., Horydczak and Roberts Photos.