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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22,1956
Washington's Farewell
Today, in each house of Congress, a
member will read George Washington’s
Farewell Address, In which our first Presi
dent, then 64, announced his decision to
retire to private life. The address has a
particular poignancy and relevance at a
time 'when our foremost soldier-citizen
has absented himself from the Capital to
search his soul in regard to a similar
decision. If President Eisenhower in his
Georgia retreat were to peruse President
Washington’s still-jointed but states
manlike lines, he would find high-minded
guidance for either choice.
Here U Washington telling his fellow
citizens how devoutly, four years before,
hs had wished to retire to Mount Vernon,
when prevailed upon to stand for a second
term:
The strength of my Inclination to do
this previous to the last election had even
led to the preparation of an address to de
clare It to you; but mature reflection on the
perplexed and critical posture of our
affairs with foreign nations and the unani
mous advice of persons entitled to my confl
uence. impelled me to abandon the idea.
» If President Elsenhower is Arm In his
desire to retire to Gettysburg, however,
here is President Washington voicing
sentiments that would do any dutiful
citizen no discredit:
i I rejoice that the state of your concerns,
external as well as internal, no longer render
the pursuit of inclination Incompatible with
the sentiment of duty or propriety, and am
persuaded, if partiality may be retained for
•17 services, that in the present clroumstances
dt our countoy you will not disapprove my
determination to retire. . . . Satisfied that if
apy circumstances have given peculiar value
tmy services they were temporary, X have
> consolation to believe that while choice
and prudence Invite me to quit the political
scene, patriotism does not forbid kT~
So while George Washington’s fare
wsll provides precedent for either action,
Mr. Eisenhower’s decision, as he has so
often said, remains, bis and his alone. "
Factors in the Defeat
Arlington’s rejection of a $0.4 million
achool bond Issue In yesterday’s refer
endum cannot fairly be regarded as an
Indication that the county Is not inter
ested In Improving Its school system. The
citizens there have always responded
readily with votes and money when, con
vinced of the need for new bond Issues
for schools or other worthy purposes.
Two factors probably had more to do
with the defeat of the bond plan than
anything else: (1) The cost and scope
of the School Board’s latest program. (2)
The unfortunate timing of the refer
endum.
The Arlington Chamber of Com
merce and apparently a majority of prop
erty owners were not adequately “sold”
by the School Board on the urgency of
the need for such heavy borrowing at
this time for a school system on which
S2O million from recent bond Issues al
ready has been spent Some of the lead
ing critics of the plan had indicated they
would not have objected to a smaller
bond Issue covering needs of the Imme
diate future.
The bad timing resulted in a simul
taneous balloting by. the citizens on both
the bond Issue and the election of Arling
ton’s delegate to the Gray plan conven
tion. It was inevitable that some voters
tended to associate the school construc
tion plan with the Gray proposal, inte
gration and, perhaps, the allied contro
versy over Arlington’s elected Bchool
Board. Certainly the defeat of the bond
Issue Is a severe setback to the Bchool
Board. But Arlington once before re
jected a large bond issue for schools and
then, a few, months later, overwhelmingly
approved a more modest spending pro
gram. It could happen again.
Strained Ruling
The Pennsylvania State Labor and
Industry Department appears to have
strained hard to make a ruling favorable
to the Westinghouse strikers. It has de
cided that the strike of AFL-CIO elec
trical workers which began last October
Is now a “lockout” and that strikers In
that State are entitled to unemployment
compensation. As justification for the
ruling, the State agency cites the com- '
pany’s refusal In December to submit the
dispute to arbitration. By contrast, the
Ohio Bureau of Employment Compensa
tion has reaffirmed an earlier ruling that
the work stoppage resulted from “a labor
dispute” and that the strikers are not
entitled to Jobless pay. No other State
having Westinghouse plants has found
the stoppage to be a lockout.
The prolonged Westinghouse shut
down has been costly, both to company
and union treasuries, to employes and to
the stockholders. The union is asking
for adjustments applicable only to the
second half of an existing two-year con
tract. The company haa* proposed, and
the union has rejected, a five-year con
tract similar to that in effect between the
union and Westlnghouse’s biggest com
petitor, General Electric. Violence by
the strikers has been frequent, particu
larly at plants where back-to-work move
ments have taken place.
Federal mediators, plus some brought
'lnto the case by the Governors of the
affected States, are meeting with repre
sentatives of the company and the union
In Washington this week. It Is to be
hoped a basis for settlement can be
worked out, but the Pennsylvania ruling
is not apt to help reach that objective.
New Lobby Probe
It Is gratifying that the Senate is
determined to conduct an expanded in
vestigation of lobbying pressures. We
hope, however, that the usefulness of this
inquiry is not going to be dissipated by
scatter-gun tactics.
Majority Leader Johnson Is quoted
els saying that the investigation will
“cover the waterfront.” Chairman Bridges
of the GOP Policy Committee Indicates
that members of his party want the
probe to cover everything, Including the
Americans for Democratic Action, union
lobbying, foreign countries and fie ex
ecutive establishment.
The danger here is that the trees will
obscure the forest. The disclosures which
have come out of the investigation of
lobbying in connection with the natural
gas bill reveal a need for a thorough
Inquiry. It is desirable in an election
year that this be done by a bipartisan
committee. But it is to be hoped that the
committee will exercise some discretion,
and will stick to the area outlined in
the joint resolution —attempts to influ
ence Senators “Improperly or illegally.”
If the committee is going to go march
ing off in all directions, the chances are
that such real evils as may exist will be
burled under a mass of essentially irrel
evant and unimportant election-year
maneuvers.
Prophet Khrushchev
One of the things that call for a sec
ond look in Nikita Khrushchev’s recent
50,000-word address is his jaunty pre
diction that the “invincible” Soviet sys
tem will inevitably be established every
where in the world. And why does he feel
so confident about this? Well, as he has
told his comrades in Moscow, the answer
is simple enough: Capitalism and free
enterprise are dying rather fast, and “we
believe that after seeing for themselves
the advantages that communism holds
out* till working men and women on earth
will sooner or later take to the road of
the struggle to build” a universal Red
totalitarian society.
But will they, really? Will they be
enchanted by the Mandst-Leninist sys
tem and gladly consent to live under It?
Mr. Khrushchey must pardon Westerners
if they tend to ridicule his forecast. After
although Boviet devices like the Iron
Curtain, censorship and rigid travel re
strictions prevent them from seeing for
themselves the “advantages” of commu
nism, informed free men already know
enough facts about the Red empire to
find it completely repellent. And the
clearest and most repugnant of the facts
is that individual and group liberty has
been systematically throttled and de
stroyed wherever the Communist tyranny
holds sway.
As for everyday material things—
housing, food, clothes, recreation, the
length of the work week, refrigerators,
automobiles and the like—the people of
the Soviet Union, which is supposed to
be the “paradise” of all the Communist
controlled lands, are obliged to put up
with a guns-before-butter living standard ‘
that Is miserably low compared to that
of the West. The money they earn, In
what may fairly be called a sweat-shop
labor system (there is also a separate
slave-labor system). Is scarcely enough
to keep them supplied with the bare
necessities of life. Moreover; although
their population has grown tremendously
at a rate of 3 million a year, their country
—ln contrast to Its heavy industrial ex
pansion—suffers seriously from Its grossly
Inefficient collectivized agriculture.
These are but a few of the realities
that illustrate the “advantages” of the
Soviet system. Other realities Include
those that bear upon the terrible things
that have happened to such once
independent and once-prosperous lands
as the Baltic states and Czechoslovakia.
The people there have seen for themselves
what communism means, and the over
whelming majority of them unquestion
ably detest it. If the Kremlin believes
otherwise, why does It keep them locked
up behind the Iron Curtain and refuse
to let them hold free elections?
The answer Is obvious. Those who
live under the “advantages” of Commu
nist rule are on the whole so economically
down at the heels and so spiritually and
physically oppressed that they would
overthrow that rule forthwith if only they:
had the right to vote or the power to fight
themselves back to freedom. This Is a
point that Mr. Khrushchev has conveni
ently forgotten to mention in his long
oration. It is a point that eloquently
underscores the basic weakness of his
prophecy.
'Heart Sunday'
President Elsenhower’s recent Illness
may prove to be the ill wind that blows
some good for the 1956 fund drive of
the Washington Heart Association. With
public Interest In thi heart and Its dis
eases at a peak, the upcoming “Heart
Sunday” campaign should have wide
spread support. Next Sunday afternoon
some 10,000 volunteers will make a house
to-house canvass In behalf of the annual
heart fund. The goal will be the raising
of the remainder of a $200,000 sum to be
used by the Heart Association in its
threefold program of research, educa
tion and community service. The local'
organization and the American Heart
Association are waging an all-out war on
the Nation’s number ,one killer, heart
disease. This is a war . that merits the
assistance all citizen*. > \
LETTERS TO THE STAR
'Signs of the Times?
After reading about the
algna whlcluare to adorn the
new motor hotel being built
near the Virginia end of the
14th Street bridges. I was very
pleased to read your editorial
“Signs of the Times?”
You have used the only ap
proach—an appeal to owners
to corudder their obligations
to the public. The Commis
sion of Fine Arts has author
ity to control the design of
structures In areas around
public buildings, including
signs, and. I believe, have set
a standard of 25 square feet
for signs In those areas. There
is no question but that it is
this control that has protected
Washington t from many of the
unbeautiful excrescences seen
in most cities, and I’m sure
most people agree with this
control or at least appreciate
the results.
While the commissi mi's
authority does not extend to
the other side of the river,
except with regard to public
monuments, fortunately the
Memorial Highway and the
publicly owned land beside It
afford protection for a con
siderable distance opposite Po
tomac Park. But now just be
yond this there is to be a huge
Illuminated sign at such a
height above the ground that
it will be visible from a good
share of the memorial area
of the Mall and Tidal Basin.
I agree with you that the own
ers of such a vital location
should feel their civic respon
sibility and set an example In
restraint. It Is even possible
that such action Would be to
their advantage in their own
public relations.
William Dewey Footer.
Art Note
I would like to refute Betty
Beale's statement that Mrs.
Harold Stassen only paints
portraits of her husband. Re
cently, Mrs. Btassen was kind
enough to let this writer do an
article about her for our
church paper (they are mem
bers of our church In Chevy
Chase) and I had the privi
lege to peek Into Mrs. Stasaen's
studio In her home.
True, she Is doing a very nice
portrait of her husband right
now, the first one so far as I
could ascertain, but there are
so many other lovely pictures
there. For instance, those beau
tiful peaches: the Japanese
goddess copied from a porce
lain figurine; the portrait of
Kathleen as a small child; her
mother -In - law, a beautiful
thing; the eighty-year-old doll
In a rocking chair; a seascape
and many others. I do not
claim to be any connoisseur of
art, but I do know a nice pic
ture when I see it. All of her
paintings are lovely; she has
real talent for the six years
that she has been working at
this medium.
The statement was unfair to
Mrs. Stassen. A lady ought to
be able to paint one portrait
of her husband.
B. 8. Uppercut
Zoning Hearing
I attended the public hear
ing on the Upper County Zon
ing Ordinance on February 14.
I wish to compliment the
members of the County Coun
cil, a body elected by the
majority of the voters In Mont
gomery County, for conduct
ing themselves in a manner
worthy of their elective posi
tion during the public hearing.
I have every confidence that
their decision will be a just
one and one that will prove to
be to the best interests of the
people of Montgomery County
as a whole. Chairman Robert
T. Snure was lenient and just
In his direction of the discus
sion and the speakers certainly
were given every opportunity
of free expression.
One of the speakers, who
lays claim to control of 10.000
Democratic votes in the Coun
ty, castigated members of the
County Council for not favor
ing the Root Plan. Another
speaker, a Republican, called
attention to the lateness of
the hour (1:30 am.) and com
plimented the members of the
County Council for their pa
tience and manner in handling
the discussion.
An article, reporting on the
public hearing, which appeared
In the Star February 15, in
cluded the following: “Dowi^
Hot on the Trail
Pen. names may be used If
letters carry writers’ correct
names and addresses. AU
letters are subject to conden
sation.
county Democrats hinted at
mutiny In party ranks If the
all-Democratle County Council
were to favor the proposal.”
Voters have every right to
vote for the men they choose
and they have every right to do
so at the next election for
whatever reason, but I feel that
to threaten mutiny In the
Democratic ranks or attempt
to intimidate the present Coun
ty Council by holding a whip
over their heads if they vote
in favor of the Upper County
Zoning Ordinance, is just not
cricket.
Rose Poll
Aroused by Rambler
Jack Jonas wrote in "The
Rambler” some notes on a
marble likeness of Lincoln,
done by Lot Flannery.
A marble statue Is not more
apt to be realistic than an
ordinary snapshot, as he
quoted experts. An artistic
photographer has equal chance
with the sculptor to capture
the spirit or personality of a
living subject.
Flannery’s marble Lincoln
could not portray Abe realisti
cally, since It differs markedly
from hundreds of photos. It
could not portray Lincoln’s
noble spirit, for its lips are
drawn down In pout, as if he
were angry with the world.
The eyes are not the deep,
steady eyes of reflection, but
deep, greedy eyes of lust. The
countenance is evil and re
pulsive. Since this disturbing
aura Is peculiar neither to
Lincoln nor to marble, I ex
pect its attributable cause lies
in a defect of the sculptor's
craftsmanship or character.
The Lincoln Memorial statue
is as great as any art of any
place, time, or medium, and
compares favorably with Abe’s
photographs and person. The
Flannery statue in front of old
District Court, commended bf
Mr. Jonas and some "experts,”
should be removed to the
Smithsonian as 4n examplt
of what monstrosities can pa
rade under the banner of art
Bob Doyle.
A Swing at Stokes
Thomas Stokes is guilty of
loose and confused thinking
and doesn't understand the
Constitution. It would pro
fit him to read the Rights of
Man, the Federalist Papers
and the Constitution, praying
earnestly for enlightenment.
This, we boast, is a free
country, and I presume a man
is privileged to be as unin
formed as he wishes on any
subject' he chooses. But I am
inclined /to believe Mr. Stokes
is abusing the privilege.
T. N. Hendricks,
On Aiding 'Friends'
Anthony Eden says we
should aid our "friends.”
Which friends? He wants
Chlang Kai-shek to hand the
Red Chinese his bastions of
defense, Quemoy and Matsu.
He wants to aid Red China
by trade and wants Red China
given Nationalist China’s seat
in the United Nations. Mr.
Eden wants all this for the
enemy who murdered thou
sands of American prisoners
of war and who, today, holds
hundreds of Americans cap
tive.
If Mr. Eden intends aiding
America’s enemies and sacri
ficing her loyal friends, is
Mr. Eden a true friend of
America?
Elisabeth Lippitt.
San Franeisco. Calif.
First in Peace
The river flows so quietly today
As on his tomb the glossy
wreaths are lain
And reverently, the crowds go
on their way
To the home he loved through
years of war and pain.
They pause beneath the holly
tree and ybw
And in his garden sense the
peace he knew
Still lingering in fragrant
boxwood rows
And mignonette, soft-veiled by
melting snows.
Helen Sutton Booth^
Interposition View
Several of your readers have
written asking me why I voted
against the resolution on In
terposition. hailed in Rich
mond papers as “an effective
way to oppose the Supreme
Court’s ruling in the segrega
tion case.” *
The doctrine of interposi
tion was conceived when our
great Nation wels a lusty,
sprawling infant, with a nat
ural and understandable dis
like of the parental control
inherent In a strong central
government. Many then were
unable to comprehend the in
spired political wisdom which
drafted the Constitution of
the United States, -nor were
they able to comprehend the
absolute necessity of welding
together in one strong, Indivis
ible nation the States which
comprised the Union.
As a consequence, almost
from its beginning, the Nation
was divided Into two opposing
camps those who believed
that the States could reject
any Federal action of which
they disapproved and those
who felt, that in order to en
dure, the National Government
had to have a measure of
power superior, in some in
stances, to the power reserved
to the States.
From the first group came
the doctrines of interposition,
nullification and secession.
From the second group came
the demand for a strong cen
tral government and unit.
The great debate was re
solved by the Civil War—the
doctrines of Interposition, nul
lification and secession were
buried in the cold gray ashes
of 1865. Time marches on—
and time has sustained the
judgment and wisdom of those
who In drafting the Constitu
tion of the United States
wrote far better than they
knew. *
Modern methods of trans
portation and communication
underscore the necessity of a
united nation. The atomic
bomb, the guided missile, the
ever-constant threat of com
munism—all of these under
score the necessity for a strong
central government.
Where would we be today if
the theories of John C. Cal
houn, interposition, nullifica
tion and secession, had pre
vailed? To seize upon such dis
credited theories of govern
ment today would be to close
our eyes to all that has hap
pened since 1861.
In addition, it would be a
useless thing in combatting
the Supreme Court’s segrega
tion decision. The Attorney
General of Virginia has ruled
that interposition has no bind
ing force on the Federal Gov
ernment and cannot be used
as a legal defense by the
Prince Edward School Board.
The Attorney General also
stated that the Supreme
Court’s decision remains bind
ing by virtue of superior force.
This has been my conten
tion from the beginning. The
sooner this fact is recognized,
the sooner we will be able to
make effective plans to help
solve the many complex prob
lems presented by the court's
decision.
John C. Webb,
Fairfax Delegate, Virginia
House of Delegates.
Thought for Every Day
One of the most inspiring
and comforting meditations
ever written comes to mind
after following your excellent
lenten meditations column,
"Thought for Today.” It is also
the special prayer of the Chris
topher movement. These medi
tations would be a valuable
contribution to human welfare
if, printed every day of the,
year under the title, "Minute
Meditations.”
“Lord, make me an instru
ment of Thy Peace. Where
there is hatred, let me sow
love; where there is injury,
pardon; where there is doubt,
faith; where there is despair,
hope; where there is dark
ness. light; where there is sad
ness, joy. O Divine Master,
grant that 1 may not so much
seek to be consoled, as to con
sole; to be understood, as to
understand; to be loved as to
love; for it is in giving that we
receive; it is in pardoning that
we arc pardoned; and it is in
dying that we are bom to
Eternal Life.”
It is by St. Francis of Asslsst.
Isabel C. Moot*.
THE POLITICAL MILL
By GOULD LINCOLN
Democrats' Fear of Eisenhower
It’s no secret the Democrats
have hoped for many months
that President Eisenhower
would not stand for a second
term. It was true before the
President suffered a heart
attack. It’s true today. The
fact the President has re
gained his health to such a
marked degree that heart ex
perts say he could serve an
other five to ten years in the
White House has sent cold
shivers down the Democratic
backs.
They fear their hope—that
he will not run—will be
dashed. And this fear is
making Itself evident in a new
rash of propaganda, emanating
from themselves and their
protagonists. First, that the
President is not doing a job
and will be unable to do one,
because of his lack of health,
and that he should not run
for another term. Second,
that Vice President Nixon is
not qualified, either for his
present office or to take over
the presidency should any
thing happen to Mr. Eisen
hower.
Contrast to Roosevelt
This line of talk—that the
President should now decline
to run, even though the doc
tors assure him he can carry
on as President for five years
or more—comes with poor
grace from a political party
which insisted on nominating
and electing—not for a sec
ond term but for a fourth
term—a President who was
so 111 that he lived only 83
days, Including inauguration
day. President Eisenhower
himself, his physicians and his
press secretary, James A.
Hagerty, have told the
American people the facts
about the President’s health,
the extent of his recovery—
quite a contrast. The late
President Franklin D. Roose
velt was re-elected for his
fourth term in the midst of
World War Et, and he took,
part in the vital Yalta Con
ference, where the Russian
Communists gained so much
—as history has revealed—
February 4-11, 1945. just two
months before he died.
President Eisenhower is en
gaged in making his own esti
mate of his probable strength
to carry on as Chief Executive.
It will be an himest estimate.
The Democratic attempt to
prejudice this estimate—if he
decides he can run—in. the
minds of the people is indica
tive of the campaign which will
be carried on against Eisen
hower. It will be designed to
shake the faith of the pcoole
In the President. |
The smear campaign which
the Democrats have in full
course against Vice President
Nixon shouldn’t fool anyone.
They hate Nixon becaiise in his
campaign speeches he has been -
foremost in pointing to their
failure to understand the
Russian Communist threat—
THIS AND THAT
By CHARLES E. TRACEWELL
Around this time every year,
the thoughts of Templeton
Jones turn to a beret.
He has longed for countless
years to wear the brimless hat
nature evidently designed for
Frenchmen alone.
Oh, sure, many others wear
’em, but none with such
aplomb. It is the aplomb,
after all, that makes a French
man.
Recall the famous Blue
Devils of World War I? Each
member wore a beret tilted
over on* eye. Each looked
splendid.
** * *
Ever since he saw those
mighty warriors, Templeton
Jones has dreamed of wearing
a beret
He recalls, too. the first
violin of the orchestra from
France.
He wore a beret, over a plain
blue suit with dark red scarf
around his neck.
Nothing more picturesque in
male form has ever been seen
since Berlioz, the composer.
Jones stared at this picture
from the Old World.
He longed again to wear a
beret.
** * *
By this time it must be evi
dent that M. Jones is exactly
the type which should never,
never, never wear one. »
Why is it that fat ladies
yearn to wear plaids?
Well, whatever it is. It is
exactly the same thing that
makes all men with big noses
want to wear a beret.
Watch the few male beret
wearers you encounter every
now and then on the streets
of Washington, and you will
see that Cyrano de Bergerac
nose every time.
The nose does it.
The nose must be held ac
countable for the yearning.
Every guy with a large nose
thinks that the lack of brim
will somehow hide the nose.
It won’t, as Jones has dis
covered.
*_ * * *
We went into a store, and
told the man, “I want a beret."
The clerk clearly was a very
nice fellow, because he did not
smile.
"Certainly, sir,” he said, and
led the victim to the stack.
“Here is a nice one,” he
said, holding it out.
Jones put it on. tentatively.
It sat high and dry above his
ears, and nose, and seemed no
hat at all.
"’Very nice,” said Jones, "but
I think I want a larger one.”
** * *
The man surveyed the hat
with something, akin to con
sternation.
“Oh. yes," be said. “We
have larger ones, but-—’’
There was a world of GaUie
during the Roosevelt and Tru
man administrations. They
hate him because he was a
chief Instrument in forcing
the trial of Alger Hiss—which
former President Truman
agreed was a “red herring,”
when questioned by a reporter.
Mr. Truman and numerous
other Democratic leaders have
charged that Nixon called
them “traitors” and the Demo
cratic Party “the party of
treason.” He never did, and
none of them have been able
to produce evidence he did.
Apparently, they find it much
easier to answer a charge that
they were treasonable -J-a
charge which was not made
but has been set up as a straw
man by the Democrats—than
to answer a charge they were
stupid in their dealing with
Communists at home and
abroad.
The latest line of Demo
cratic attack on Nixon relates
to the Vice President’s recent
address before the National
Republican Club In New York
and his claims that the racial
minorities particularly the
Negroes—have made greater
advances in the three years
of Eisenhower administration
than In any years since the
Emancipation Proclamation it
self. Instead of answering
these claims, the Democrats
have charged that Nixon
Improperly dragged the Su
preme Court into politics when
he said that Chief Justice
Warren, a Republican, had
spoken for a unanimous
Supreme Court, ordering an
end to racial segregation In
the Nation’s public schools.
Mr. Nixon’s own notes for the
speech show that he wrote:
“And, speaking for a unan
imous Supreme Court, a great
California Republican, Chief
Justice Earl Warren, has
ordered an end, etc.” In the
draft handed to the press,
however, the word California
was removed, and the comma
shifted so that the phrase
read “a great Republican
Chief Justice, Earl Warren.”
The Court and Politics
The fact remains, of course,
that the order desegregating
the public schools of America
came during the Eisenhower
administration, and that the
opinion of the court was
handed down by the Chief
Justice, who was a Republican
Governor of California before
his appointment to the
Supreme Court. As for drag
ging the Supreme Court into
politics. Mr. Nixon never ap
proached the efforts of Roose
velt and Truman In that
regard. The former tried to
get legislation to pack the
court for the New Deal. Mr.
Truman, as told by himself,
tried to get the late Chief
Justice Fred Vinson to become
the Democratic nominee for
President in 1952. This is'
contrary to the Eisenhower
view of what a President
should do.
doubt in the word on which
he broke.
Jones pretended not to no
tice.
“I tnink,” he began bravely,
"that every beret I have ever
had has been too small.”
He was thinking, no doubt,
of the Blue Devils.
The clerk held out another.
It resembled a cross between
an old-fashioned umbrella and
a toadstool.
Templeton Jones placed it
on his head with enthusiasm.
(He was thinking of the first
violin.)
"Fine,” he said. “I’ll take it.”
The man wrapped it up and
handed it to Templeton Jones.
Jones walked to the door,
hesitated, then opened the bag,
stuck his old felt into it, and
donned the new beret.
Out into the sunshine he
stepped, with all the vigor of
spring.
’ Poor Jones!
*6 * *
His nose was Just as big as
ever, and he didn't look at all
like a French musician, or a
French warrior, either.
He looked well. Just like
Templeton Jones, who should
have been wearing a middle
class American’s battered felt
hat
Two women going by smiled,
then hastily looked the other
way.
"Hello, Jonesey. old boy,”
smirked “Cucumber” Smith,
an old friend. “Where’d you
get the hat?”
Templeton Jones didn’t say
anything, but when he got to
the comer he looked around,
then whipped off the beret,
put it in the bag, and took out
the old hat.
He had found out again that
it takes more than a beret to
make a Frenchman.
Questions and Answers
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Q. Does the State of Califor
nia own San Francisco’s "Cow
Palace,” where the 1966 G. O. P.
National Convention is to be
held?—A. A.
A. Yes. It is the State’s larg
est building and is noteworthy
because there are no pillars in
the auditorium.
Q. Were people ever re
quired by law to fast during
Lent?—P. McC.
A. Yes. pre-Easter fasting
was required by civil as well as
church law in England dur
ing the Middle Ages. The law
was enforced until the time of
William in in the- 17th cen
tury. Meat, eggs and milk
were forbidden.

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