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ft 8TE3J* . Publisher
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Tuesday, January 29, 1935
One of the most entertaining of indoor
games for winter e\enings is trying to
figure out what is going to happen to the
republican party.
Is it dead, waiting only the services of
coroner and mortician? Is it just sick,
waiting for the services of a doctor? Or is
it beginning a slow but sure recovery
which will presently carry it back to full
health and national power?
Dr. Charles A. Beard, historian, sug
gests that one way to answer these ques
tions is to look at history. In the current
issue of Scribner’s Magazine he takes such
a look, and from it he concludes that the
G. O. P. iR a long way from dead, in spite
of the merciless shellacking it has had to
Twice before, he says, there has been a
great upheaval of forgotten men at the
polls. The first took place in 1800 and put
Thomas Jefferson in the White House; the
second. occurred in 1828 and resulted in
the election of Andrew Jackson.
Each time the party of wealth and
power was snowed under and the “revo
lution” looked like a permanent thing.
But each time war and the development of
business enterprise put the rich and pow
erful back in the saddle.
The Jeffersonian revolution tvent along
swimmingly until we got into the war of
1812. The war’s end found American
industry, stimulated by war expenditures,
a giant in comparison with its previous
status; it also found an immense public
debt in the hands of bankers and business
So the forgotten man had to gather his
forces for a new assault. This came in the
election of Jackson; and this time the
revolution looked even more like a solid
and everlasting affair. But once again
business enterprise went* ahead at an un
foreseen pace. And once again there came
a war—the Civil War, this time—to upset
the balance still further.
When the dust had cleared away, the
elements Jackson had overthrown were
firmly re-established.
Now we have the “Roosevelt revolu
tion.” with the republican party taking an
awful beating. Is the new state of affairs
to be permanent?
Dr. Beard sees no reason for thinking
so. The economic base has not shifted.
The New Deal has not taken the instru
mentalities of economic power from their
former possessors. And dark ' on the
horizon lies the shadow' of a new’ possible
war—a Pacific war, this time, dimly seen
but threatening.
Studying all this in the light of his
tory, Dr. Beard sees little reason to look
for permanence in the overthrow of forces
for which the republican party has been
the spokesman.
Feed Your Children
On Scientific Lines
Editor, Journal of th« American Medical Association,
and of Hygeia, the Health Magaxine
The time is past when any Informed person is
likely to claim that he knows instinctively what is
healthful and what Is not healthful in the way of
There are still some women who believe, how
ever. that they know instinctively what is best in,
the way of food and training for the child.
While it is true that many lower animals seem
to recognize Instinctively the necessity of various
food substances to keep them in health, it has been
well established by scientific feeding experiments,
that application of human intelligence to feeduig
animals results in better nutrition even for them.
If you are really serious about the best nutrition
of your children, you will do well, therefore, to In
form yourself about the basic facts of diet and to
feed your children according to the knowledge al
ready developed.
ft ft ft
It has been proved by controlled experiments
that It Is possible with the right kind of feeding to
develop children who are better physically in every
Some years ago children in Puerto Rico were ob
served to suffer little with rickets, because it was
their habit to play outdoors in the .sunlight with very
little clothing on their bodies. In this way they de
veloped enough vitamin D in their bodies to prevent
that disorder.
These children did. however, suffer from malnutri
tion of a severe degree, simply because they did not
get enough of the right kinds of food.
Children in the United States, in most rases, do
net. get enough vitamin D because, particularly in
our large cities, hardly enough sunlight comes
through the smoke screen to permit them to develop
the vitamin in their own bodies.
It. therefore, becomes necessary in this country to
give children vitamin D In the form of cod liver oil,
cod liver oil extracts, or irradiated milk, and also
to make certain that their diets contain enough cal
cium to take cart of the growth of bones and teeth.
• * *
Another interesting substance about which we
have learned much lately is iron. The administra
tion of iron was found helpful in curing infants of
anemia, and at the same time these children suf
fered a great deal less from infections of nose and
throat and disturbances of the stomach.
Eggs are a good source of iron. Liver is also a
good source, but milk, which forms the basis of most
infant diets, does not contain much iron.
A diet which gives the growing child the right
substances must have a considerable amount of
milk, certainly from a pint to a quart dally; at least
a pound of well-assorted vegetables, and also a pound
of such fruits as tomatoes, oranges, bananas and
apples, or dried fruits.
It should also provide cereals, some meat, fat and
sugar, and a little cod liver oil as an extra protec
If a new public inquiry into the films Is inaugur
ated. people who consider sex sinful of itself must
be excluded like other lunatics.—George Bernard
Shaw, famous dramatist.
The masses of workers in factory, .mill, and mine
are regimented to a degree unknown to any pre
vious society.—Dr. Lewis Lorwin, economist
Acting is a portrayal of life, and certainly the best
and quickest way to get the knowledge of it is in
matrimony —Virginia Bruce, movie actress.
My advice to young painters is to remember that
nothing is denied to well-directed labor —Frank O.
Salisbury. British artist.
The only good book, in my opinion, is an honest
book, and no book. I am sure, can be honest and
wholly bad.—Vardis Fisher, author.
SCOTT’S SCRAPBOOK - . .. - - By R. J. Scott
Cop) i i«M. IM'i. »>r Conti*1 Pic»» A toe.
t For 14 Years
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1ih -The
mint :lmTle.
oh Sunday
Behind the
Capital and world §o«aip. avaau
id per»f lalitlea. in and Jut 01
the news, written Of a group at
earless and lnlcrmeo newspaper
lien or Washington and New
York. This column is puousma
oy Tbs Herald as a news feature
Opinions expressed are tfeoee 01
the writers as Individuals and
should not be interpreted as re
flecting the editorial policy of unis
lews pa per
By George Durno
l iuoded — While the administra
tion high command debates the leg.
islatlve future of NRA. £. Clay
Wiliams isn't having any too much
fun as chairman of the administra
tive board.
Williams, be it renumbered, is one
of tlu b.g shots in the tobacco in
dustry — which has gone uncoded
all these months largely because
Williams was code authonty for the
cigarette makers before he stepped
Into a part of General Johnson’s old
The boys and girls who know
their way around now almost de
serted corridors of NRA say that
other industrialists have been toss
ing this fact in his face with the
thinnest posisbte veneer.
• • •
Recently it was announced from
the well-plucked Blue Eagles nest
that a cigarette code once more was
in the making.
This hasn't made much impres
sion 011 Williams’ brothers In indus
try. According to insiders, those
who have been called to task about
derelictions in their own code* say.
in effect:
So what? When you impose a
cigarette code on yourself, you can
crack down’ on us."
• • •
Confusion — As previously men
tioned here, the vote on tne NRA
ooard potentially w three to two
against Wtlliarais. Arthur White -
side, head of Dun 6c Bradstreet,
whose views generally coincide with
the Chairman s, is said to be getting
discouraged and ready to resign
again <He has been in and out of
the NRA organisation > Whiteside s
aosence from the first White Housa
coni ere nee to map out new legis
lation was commented upon in busi
ness circles.
Many think Williams Is about
ready to go back to his tobacco in
terests and let NRA shift for itself.
Business represents!.\#s who have
a-.nost daily problems to take up
with Blue Lagie headquarters report
that the deputy administrators lit
erally don't know what's going on
in tne shop. They are said to be
twiddl.ng their thumbs Ui the
• • •
Cuts — Meanwhile President
Roosevelt and Boss Coordinator
Richbcrg are struggling to work
out a bill that win continue the
life of NRA in a fashion satisfactory
to industry and labor alike. It is
some assignment.
White House Inclination is to
retain a mere skeleton of the old
NRA with hours, wages and child
labor as the basic structures. But
already capital and labor gre fight
ing over how that Section 7A clause,
which provides for collective bar
gaining, shall be handled.
Further, although industry is per
fectly willing to let the Federal
Trade commission resume full po
licing of “fair trade practices.”
many important actions of it are
crying out agains any possible
abandonment of existing code pro
visions for minimum prices, elim
ination of cut-throat competition,
etc. They say they trade shorter
hours and higher wages to get these
guarantees because only so could
they raise wages and shorten hours
with a "reasonable profit.’*
• • •
Headaches — Wednesday the en
larged executive council of the Am
erican Federation of Labor meeti,
here. Eighteen members are now
sitting instead of eleven. They are
I ►ERSE\£«tP
Genius mav be swiher than penevei
*RiX,but{beUaei'»u»iBvheloogruia., j
are going to have plenty to con
Two problems will be uppermost
in all mtnrin when President Wil
liam Green bangs the gavel. First
is the bitter row that has split the
building trade wide open. 8econd
is the threat of industrialists to set
up a national association of com
pany unions that would function in
organized opposition to the A.
F. of L.
Both are large sized headaches for
the laborites.
• • •
Balance — Organised labor lead
ers are relying at the moment on
Senator Robert F. Wagners new
labor disputes bill to head off any
nationwide coalition of company
unions. Tuey understand this bill
Is to prohibit employer assistance to
employes in forming labor organi
Unfortunately for the A. F. of L.
this bill hasn’t been Introduced yet,
much less passed.
Members of the A. F. of L. exe
cutive council don't cotton much to
the argument of big business that
creation of a national association of
company unions would simply put
two parties into labor as into poli
tics — a well-organized minority
always balancing the majority
which happened to be in power.
• • •
Veteran observers of labor history,
however, think privately that the
fat boys are sowing dragons teeth
for themselves when they try to
make their handpicked unions su
preme. singly or collectively.
After the railroad shop strike of
1922 this was tried. It didn t work
Furthermore, many of the docile
company unions gradually evolved’
and were taken over by new blood
to become fighting, striking, col
lectively bargaining units of the;
first water.
Perhaps it would be useful to have
In due course they could combine
the company unions amalgamated
with A. F. of L. and put labor where
its leaders intend it to be.
Gnesses — The senate may rip
open the economic security bill.
Secretary Perkins told the house
committee that all its provisions
should go through — any plan to
segregate classes of beneficiaries
would destroy the symmetry of the
scheme elaborated by the president's
Senator Borah wants the Towns
end Plan discussed. Senator Hast
ings says the security bill fools con
gress and the people — that old
people would draw down only 82.78
a month or thereabouts. Other sen
„ IS ,
ators insist that the bill is a shrewd
scheme to gain control over the
states through the power of federal
cash — as if that hadn t been ac
complished already.
The fact is that figures and esti
mates are guesswork. No one knows
what the bill would produce and
still lew what the states will do —
and fall to do.
• • •
lam — Regulations of the Federal
Alcohol control administration re
quire that any person desiring to go
into the wholesale liquor business
must furnish ample copies of his
prospective label* within ten days
after notification of intent.
A nationally known drug chain
decided to become wholesalers for
the benefit of ita drug stores. A rep
resentative called at FAHA with
tentative gin and whiskey labels to
make sure they didn't Infringe on
other brands.
Sh-ken .9PiNm.ES
fyiooimafo €W0 HE A SEOVlCt.fHC
GALE HERD ERROR, pretty. El.
work* la a allk ailll. tko aad
krr brotkrr, PHIL. Ik. sapper!
•kotr laralld tatkrr.
STEVE HEYERS. wka alio
work* la tko ailll. aaka Gal* to
aiarry klM. Sk* proMl*** ta plv*
klM aa aa*w*r la a f*w days.
Tkat alylt Gal* p**v akatloa
•a tk* river. Tk* I** krraka aad
sk* I* reward ky BRIAR WERT
MORE. wfcaa* talker, now dead,
kallt tk* ailll. Brlaa a*k* Gal*
«• wait wkll* h* prta hi* ear km
wk*a k* rr tarsi *k* I* soar
Brlaa arrived koa* aaly tkat day.
after apeadlak tw* year* la Pari*.
•taOylap art. C*s*tar*d k* *aa
sever k* aa artist, k* kaa a*M*
V«a* la work la Ik* will.
Rrlaa ka* k*ts aasared ky
aingir at «k* Mill, tkat tk* Mill
•Mpleyes art well paid- Tk# •*«
act oppoaltv I# tra* kat Tkatrkrr
aekrM** ta keep Brlaa fr*M dli
•avertap tkls. Oa a tsar at Ik*
Mill Brlaa ***a Gal* aad reeop
■ I*** k*r.
* T>RIAN WEST.MORE tkt before i
° tba •bluing new desk with ita
fresh green blotter. Its calendar
pad with a place for memoranda,
the chunky, flat rectangle In which
pens stood poised. He touched the
mimeographed sheets before bim.
moved them with restless Angers.
Thtrs was everything on thst
desk, sverythlng In the plesssnt.
sunlit office thst the well-appointed
office should boast. A cradle tel*
phone stood conveniently at Brian's
left: a copper ash tray on the
Over against tbs wall stood a til
ing cabinet—with barren flies.
Brian knew because he bad eiatn
Ined them. There were two ebelre
In the room beside the one he was
sitting In. both pushed stiffly
against the wall. There was a large,
framed photograph of tbe allk mill
on the well which Brian was facing
and a map of the United States di
rectly opposite.
In the top desk drawer on the
right was e supply of fresh station
ery bearing the mill letterhead
There were pencils there, too
freshly sharpened.
And the telephone did not ring.
Mo one knocked on the door. There
was no on# to sit in tbe chairs.
Bren the memorandum pad was
tompletely blank.
Brian pushed tbe mimeographed
pages from him. He stood up and
walked to one of tbe two windows,
itared out at tha broad, brownish
ipace between the buildings and tbe
Sigh wall snrroonding tbe mill
property. A truck waa moving along
'.be paved road beyond. A email
crack. It might belong to a grocer
or a dry cleaning place, or even a
florist Was there a florist In the
town? Yea. of course—
Brian turned bla back on the
track end forgot It He stared at
the photograph of the mill and saw.
Instead, a girl with gray eyes and
dark, wide carving brows. <
"She looked pretty." be thought
"even In that bine apron-thlng.”
Not quite as pretty as aha bad
tbe other night standing In tbe
firelight with tbe wind blowing
her batr where It bad escaped from
bar cap. and the blase pattleg color
Into ber cheeks. And yet ebe wee
tbe seme girL Ob—no doubt of Itl
He’d recognised ber the minute he
saw bar.
Brian hadat been rare whether
or not she'd recognised him, be
cause she'd hurried pest so quickly.
And yet. for an Instant their eyes
bed met Probably ebe was as mnch
surprised, seeing him. as he bed
There was a shout and two men went sprawling into the street
been to see her, there In the silk
T wonder,'* he asked himself for
the dozenth time, "what her name
• • •
'T’HERE were ways to find out, of
court*. There must be. Why
couldn’t he Just go up to that big
fellow In the room where sbe
worked and say. ‘That girl tbere
yes, the second one from the aisle.
What'e her name?”
That would be the simple, direct
way. but be couldn’t do It He
couldn't because be was Brian
West more, whose father had built
tht mill, who would one day own
it and iht waa a mill girl.
H* could tcarcely believe it. even
yet There were dozens of mod
lerately well to-do families In the
town. They lived in attractive
homes out on Wells Avenue or Li»
ingstou Street.
He bad supposed tbe girl skating
on tba river that night was one
of them. Sooner or later, be d been
sure, be d run Into her at the Coun
try Club or on a downtown street
or out with some crowd. He hadn't
dreamed he'd find her here—In the
Wes that why she’d run away
th* other night—before he got back
with the car?
Brian wondered about that And
again bt wondered what her name
waa—this girl with th* gray eyes
and dark brows aDd the head set
so proudly on her shoulders. She o
been plucky. Kept her bead and
bar nerve or be’d never been able
to keep ber from grlng under the
Ice Tee. ehe'd been game.
She waa out there now. to that
huge, gray room with th* ruartog.
groaning machines and tbs whirl
Ing spindles and th* girls whose
arms moved Ilk* machines, too—up
and dowa, up and down. Brian bad
■••n bar, handing forward, doing
something with Jerking fingers. Hr
hadn't been able to bear what
Thatcher was saying because of the
uproar in the room. The air was j
too warm: the whole place a blor,
of gray and black—dirty, whirling
motion and grating noise.
Thatcher said all those girls were
Brian wished, suddenly, that he
could talk to the girl with the
gray eyes. She could tell him 1
things be wanted to know.
• • •
"IfEANWHILE here he was In this
shining new office with the
door on which no ons knocked, the
memorandum pad that was blank,
the telephone that never rang.
He bad a report Thatcher bao
given him to read and he'd read It
through twice. The whole thing
might have been so much Greek,
for all he understood It
"It's only because this Is the first
day.* Brian told himself. "It won't
be like this tomorrow."
The telephone rang.
Brian lifted the receiver, aald
"Hello." and recognised Vicky's
voles. "How's the new captain of
industry?" she demanded.
“Hardly a captain.” be told her |
"More of a cabin boy. How'e the
pampered parasite?**
Vicky laughed. "Brian." she said
"I'm In a mess.”
“What tort of a mess?"
"Ob. It’s nothing so dreadful. On
ly 1 don't went Father to know Lis
ten. will you do something forI
"Say the word!" he told her. "1
hope 1 haven't committed myself
to anything worse than setting fire
to a bank or robbing tha 0. S
Vickt laughed again. "Aren't yon
sweet! No. it's not nearly so ban
as that I'd out at a garage on
Surrey Road—near Plkeavtlla. l
was drtnag# § liuie too teat, 1 j
guess, oo that long bill this elds o'
Plkesvllle. Thera's a turn at Ut*
bottom and—welt Instead of tarn
tng 1 bit a tree."
“Are you hurt?"
“Not a scratch! But there’a
something wrong with the ear.
They’re working on It btra at tbe
garage Soma people came aims
and towed me this far. It‘a going
to take hours and hours before the
car's reedy—maybe not tonight
Whet 1 want to know, Brian. 1>
can you coma out and get met*
“Of course."
“Angel! But don’t say anything
to Father about It He’d be terribly
unreasonable How toon can yon
get hereT
Brian looked at hla watch. *T»
a working man now." ha reminded
her. “It’s e Utile after 4 o’clock—*
“Now don't tell me you're doing
anything so Important yon ann*l
get sway! This Is n terrible place
—cold and dirty and dismal. Plaaee
come right away. Brian!"
He looked at the bare deck be
fore him.
“I guess I can leave.” be said
hesitantly. “Be right out*
It took almost an bour to tnd tbe
garage on the Surrey Road. Vicky,
wrapped to her brown fur cost a
green bat slanting over one eye.
was sitting on n high bench, swing
ing her feet when Brian etredt f
Into the place. #
• • ft
CHE Jumped down, smiling. "My
hero!" she said. “What would 1
ever do without you? They'ro send
ing the car In tomorrow; It won’t
be ready tonight And. Brian. I’m
simply starred!"
"Well. then. I guest you’d better
bare something to eet hadn’t yen?
Where'll we go?"
“Therffs a place up the road."
she told him. "It’s Just a harbeeun
And there’s that nice little piece
near Mlllervlllo—"
"The nice little place near MB*
lerrille wine.” Brian announced.
They drove to their roadalde raw
taurant. Vicky was to gay spirits—
an excellent antidote for the long,
uneventful arternoon Brian had
spent The restaurant was warm,
pleasantly furnished and the food
was well-cooked.
They lingered over coffee aad
cl carets. Brian talked about Part*,
told amusing anecdotes. Vicky was
an appreciative audienea. At length
ahe said. ”Thla has been fun. han’t
It? But I suppose we’ll have to
It was dark as they drove back la
Westmore. Lights shone hers sad
thers In farm bonse windows.
Ahead the roadway stretched like
an endless ribbon, straight an*
wavering. Brian prsssed os the gas
and tbs nolst of the wind, whipping
against the coupe, grew louder.
Vleby said. "I’m glad I didn’t go
to Havana."
*‘8o am I"
The ear rose to an elevation and
below them the lights of the town
spread out Now they were nearing
the mill village, which the mala
thoroughfare cut neatly tn two.
A traffic light flashed red and
Brian baited the car Just tn time
There was a group of men gath
ered together oa the street corner.
Loud voices were raised. Aagry
rolren. (Someone pushed forward
and the crowd swerved. Brian
leaned over the wheel, trying to
see what was happening.
There was a shout and two men
wont sprawling Into tho street.
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