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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1989
SOUND REASON FOR
NEUTRALITY
It anyone is still looking for a
sound reason for rigorously main
taining American neutrality, all.he
need do is examine the plans now
being made for expanding and
changing power and set-up of the
Federal government if we again go
to war.
These plans are now about com
plete. According to a review pub
lished in the Washington Times-
Herald, four great new divisions of
government are proposed. The first,
National Defense, would include all
military affairs and counter-espion
age. The second. Production, would
include the Agricultural Depart
ment. the Labor Department and
social security, and would have
sweeping powers over the country’s
non-military manpower. The third,
Construction and Transportation,
would control Federal public works,
all communications, the Power
Commission, the Interstate Com
merce Commission, the Post Office,
Interior Department, etc. The
fourth, Finance, would include the
Treasury Department and other
government fiscal bureaus, and
would deal with banks, trust insti
tutions, insurance companies, etc.
All of these divisions would be
under the direct control of the
President, who would appoint their
heads. The catch comes in the plans
for giving the proposed new divi
sions authority. And, according to
the reports, this authority would
be virtually unlimited. Every busi
ness and every individual in the
country would come immediately
under the fullest possible official
domination. Labor would be virt
ually conscripted—no man could
change a job without permission
from the government. The orders
which any business could accept
would be determined by official
flat. Industries’ owners and execu
tives would be mere figureheads,
who could do nothing save carry out
the orders given them by govern
ment. A dictatorship, complete in
every detail, would be established.
And this isn’t all there is to “M
Day” plans by a long shot. Com
plete government control and cen
sorship of the radio, the press, the
rights of protest and assemblage
are envisioned. Elections could be
deferred if the powers-that-be de
cided that the emergency made it
necessary.
All this and more is going to
happen if war comes to the United
States. Gone will be democracy,
gone our liberties. Could there be
a stronger case for neutrality?
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APPLES TO THE FORE
An apple a day may not always
keep the doctor away—but it is a
certainty that apples are among
the most delectable and healthful of
fruits. And this year, due to the
organized efforts of growers and
mess distributors, the consumer
is going to be treated to high qual
ity apples at very reasonable prices.
The National Apple Institute,
meeting last August, approved a
plan whereby low-grade fruit will
be held off the market so far as pos
sible; the choicest fruit will be
moved into consumption at the
beginning of the season; plenty of
first-class fruit will be always avail
able, and valuable information con
cerning the various varieties ot
apples and their best uses will be
widely disseminated.
However, as any producer knows,
just putting a good product on the
market In the normal way of busi
ness doesn’t neccessarily assure
satisfactory sales- And apple pro
ducers today face a very serious
marketing problem.
Upshot is a nationwide apple sale,
to take place during three periods
—October 26 to November 4, De
cember 7 to 16 and February 1 to
10. During those periods the thous
ands of cooperating stores will fea
ture apples, advertise apples, talk
apples—and, going by past preced
ent, sell apples on a tremendous
scale.
o
Four out of five Americans sym
pathize with the English. They
know how It feels to run out of
gasoline.
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To get the fingerprint of a wary
suspect, put up a sign reading,
“Fresh Faint"
The American males spend |26
pvery 60 seconds for shaving qreajg.
YOUTH OF TODAY
J. E. Jones
Out of the first World War came
the Age of Youth’s Disillusion, the
era when bizarre behavior was
smart. The twenties was the decade
of the flapper, jazz, the cookey push
er and the drug store cowboy.
Short skirts, prohibition drinking,
late dates and automobile rides,
caused Viewers with Alarm to shake
their heads in the firm belief that
the younger generation would come
to no good.
A decade has passed since the
post-war twenties. Another genera
tion of youth is growing up, and it
is entirely possible that the horror
of another world-wide war is in Its
first stages.
If this possibility becomes real
ity, the time will come when all of
us must pick up the pieces and ex
amine the results of this war. But
before that time it is interesting to
look at the youth of today who will
have to face them.
It is a reassuring picture. The
youth of today is pretty level head
ed, pretty evenly balanced, and its
excesses, whatever they may be, are
certainly not the obvious and old
fashioned vices that lead to dam
nation.
A recent survey of American
youth showed alcohol to be the
least important of Us beverages.
Tea, on the other hand, iB among
the most popular. It Is not an un
common sight to see a New York
debutante enjoying herself in a
night club with nothing stronger
than a pot of hot tea. And the
dances she likes best are the waltz
. and the polka. Youth of today lacks
i false modesty and has substituted in
. its place self-reliance and an ap
i preciation of bodily health. Tennis
. and swimming followed by a piece
, of cake and a glass of milk or iced
. tea are much more important than
. a half dozen martinis and a head
i ache before dinner.
Youth likes the movies. It thinks
; Tyrone Power is wonderful- It can
still have fun with a bicycle or a
. pair of roller skates, and its boys
i and girls have a frankness which
! may be startling at first but evid
s ences a forthrightness and self-as
. surance that was lacking in 1914.
No one can predict what the new
few years will bring. The outlook
i is not a bright one. But if the prob
[ lems to be faced at the end of this
, war are comparable at all with those
i of the last, let us thank God for the
youth we have ready and wait
ing to face them.
•• * *
What Are People Thinking About?
i Threatening clouds roll across the
, skies and our peace loving nation is
: troubled about future policies of
, Government that are now being dis
[ cussed by statemen and all our cit
. izens. Then is it not fortunate, in
. deed, that counter-interests and
competive excitement exists in the
World Series, and In Fall football,
[ and new automobiles that have just
come in sight ‘round the corner?
Mr. and Mrs. John Q- Public agree
, with the makers of such outstand
, ing cars as Buick that wonders and
improvements will never cease, as
. long as accummulated experience,
engineering skill and the deter
mination to give the public the last
word in “more than 70 new fea
tures for 1940” has been realized.
So, this latter fact ties In with our
observation that there is something
really pleasant and interesting to
talk about besides the troubles ot
Europe, and the dangers that our
own country may be blown into seas,
or skies. Tne news on the business
pages of great newspapers confirm
us, inasmuch as they relate that the
great factories and assembly plants
in different parts of the country are.
crowded to capacity trying to catch
up with dealers orders for autos.
The coming automobile shows
throughout the country are being
held earlier this year—and that Is
believed to be a matter of import
ance in every city, village and town
as local businesses are Interlocked
like a spider-webb In this nation
wide industry. It takes the raw pro
ducts of every state and puts them
into cars, and every cross-road
throughout the land shares in the
economic results.
There is no room to dispute the
fact that the modern ear has be
come not only something In which
to go from place to place, but for
many something to live In —hence
comfort, luxury of appointment,
THE am>T AM) JOURNAL, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1989
Quick War Relief
Given by Red Cross
Shipwrecked American Citizens,
Wounded Poles, Refugees,
Repatriates Aided
Washington.—The American Red
Cross moved quickly at the onset of
hostilities In Europe to organize relief
for war sufferers and give aid to Ameri
can citizens stranded In danger zones
or rescued from sea-warfare catas
trophe.
Red Cross officials pointed out that
following contact of German-Polish
forces on September 1, the organiza
tion made available medical relief for
civilians and armies of Poland; pro
vided aid for Americans repatriating
from Europe as they landed in the
United States ports; granted medical
and maintenance assistance to Ameri
can survivors of the “Athenla,” first
sea casualty of the war; gave financial
aid to the American Hospital In Paris,
France; and developed a comprehen
sive communications system to allay
the fears of distraught relatives.
Norman H. Davis, chairman, cabled
the International Red Cross Committee
in Geneva on September 1 asking what
relief would be needed from the Ameri
can Red Cross. In a first step In con
solidating Red Cross relief forces
throughout the nation, 3,700 Red Cross
chapters were authorized to begin pro
ducing refugee garments and to ac
cept contributions for war relief.
A quick response from the Polish
Red Cross to Chairman Davis’ cable to
the International Committee resulted
In an American Red Cross appropria
tion of $60,000 for the purchase of 46
items of medicines, and for army
blankets and a quantity of large hos
pital tents capable of housing 60
stretcher cases each.
A grant of $26,000 was also made to
the American Hospital in Paris to
evacuate American patients from the
hospital and to purchase in the United
States a 100 bed hospital unit for ship
ment to the American organization, it
was said.
To meet needs which were thought
likely to result from bombardment of
rural villages and the passage of hostile
armies, the Red Cross called upon 21
of its large city chapters to roll sur
gical dressings of a special new type
for European warfare injuries. More
than 600,000 yards of gauze were pur
chased and 40,000 pounds of cotton,
enough to make 167,000 surgical dress
ings.
On September 2, the American Red
Cross announced it was organizing to
meet repatriating American citizens
at seaport cities through chapter re
ception committees. Citizens without
resources ware given temporary shel
ter, and aided to resettle in their former
homes or work.
Between September 6 and 7, the
American Red Cross cabled $20,000
through the State Department to help
American survivors of the "Athenla,”
who had been taken into Irish and
Scotch ports
"The Red Cross is not interested in
the origins of the present conflict,”
Chairman Davis declared following his
cabled offer of assistance to the Inter
national red Cross Committee. "As
part of the great International Red
Cross it is our duty to do what we can
to aid the helpless civilians who will
suffer during the hostilities.”
An Inquiry and Information Service
was organized through which contact
would be made with relatives of Ameri
cans in the belligerent countries.
Red Cross chapters were instructed
to accept funds for the purchase of
supplies for impartial distribution and
funds for purchase of supplies for a
designated country to be expended
through the Red Cross society of that
nation. v
Voluntary, wholehearted support
by producers has been responsible
tor the steady expansion of the
“marketing cooperative.’’
According to Henry A. Wallace,
Secretary of Agriculture, the prob
lem now faced by the marketing
coops is a rise in psuedo “company
cooperatives,” formed arbitrarily by
private distributors purely as a
“front.” Producers have no voice in
management or organization of this
type of marketing cooperative which
may or may not operate in the best
interest of the so-called “members.”
size, are important considerations.
That’s some thing worth talking
about,' because it gets your mind
on a pleasant, useful subject.
•• • *
Woodrow Wilson’s Papers
The Library of Congress in Wash
ington has been given the papers of
the late President Woodrow Wilson.
’ There is an enormous amount of
documents and letters and other
papers that cover every phase of
Mr. Wilson’s life.
The gift, which is made by Mrs.
Wilson, is particularly important
because it contains the official and
confidential files of 8 years of the
Wilson Administration, and in par
ticular those documents relating to
events preceding and during the
World War. The records of the fam- ,
ous Versailles Peace Conference,
discussed throughout the World at
this time, are included.
The Wilson manuscript collection 1
is a part of American history and
it will supplement the papers of
nearly all Presidents of our country, i
including Washington, Lincoln, and 1
McKlnlejr who were war gresldepts. j
'I’M SOLD ALREADY OH ELECTRIC COOKING” j
OUR NEW TRIAL-PURCHASE PLAN
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To try an electric range in your own kitchen after using it for the six-month trial period,
before deciding to buy. And it’s all made your deposit will be refunded,
possible by our new trial-purchase plan.
We call it the "No-Risk” plan, because it W * make ,his offer because we’re sure
protects you. A deposit of $lO installs an y ou ’ il like electric cooking. Come in and
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trial. This plus a small monthly rental charge above and also our Quality, Westinghouse
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A reserve of 44,000 Red Cross registered nurses stands ready to aid In preserv
ing the life and health of the nation. Typical activity of Red Cross nurse Is
shown, working In clinic under doctor’s supervision. Red Cross nurses are
nation’s reserve for Army, Navy and Government hospital service, and also to
serve civilians in epidemic or disaster. The Red Cross Nursing Service Is sup
ported by members who join the Red Cross during Roll Call, November 11 to 30.
A PERFECT SANDWICH IN GLASS
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When Edouard Benedictus the
French chemist was sputtering
“mon dieu” back in 1903, because
of an accident in his laboratory,
that smashed up some glass he had
no idea that his misfortune would
play an important part in today’s
development of high test safety plate
glass that is used in the 1940 cars
having Fisher bodies.
During the 36 years that have
passed since the above instance it
is conservatively estimated that 6
million dollars have been invested
in chemical and scientific research
In bringing “sandwich glass” to a
state of perfection.
They called this a glass sandwich,
but it has no reference to the glass
that once made Cape Cod famous,
when the best glass made in America
was named after the village of Sand
wich, where it was manufactured.
The hundreds of village workers
found year-round employment in the
glass works, and it became a pros
perous, happy community, but hu
man-nature must have been about j
the same then as now, because a
few radicals planned to strike.
Sandwich village and glass works
cracked-up and never looked the
same. That was the end of the glass
industry on the Cape.
The new glass can "take it.”
Tests show that a 16-pound bowl
ing ball dropped from a height of
six feet hits with a terrific impact
but the high-test safety plate glass
“cushions” the blow —the glass
holds the ball — and the Inner layer
of the “sandwich” holds the layers
l of crushed glass together.
Practically every motorists has
had headaches at some time or an
other. Eye-strain symptoms includ
. ing smarting, heaviness, haziness,
burning, aching, twitching and
blurred vision are quite common
when the “passing scene” is view
ed through wavy sheet glass found in
many motor cars. Now we are assur
ed that these accessories-before-the
headaches have been licked to a
frazzle and that the triumphs in
genuine safety plate glass have
eliminated the ill-effects on vision
due to cheap glass and the conse
quent headaches and discomforts.
COMPOSES TWO WAR SONGS
Mrs. Louise C. Horn, of Reliance,
Ohio, daughter of Mrs. E. L. Barnes
of Elkton and a former resident of
Woodlawn, has written two songs
that have brought her into promin
ence.
Mrs. Horn recently composed a
1 song which she entitled “Tommy
j Boys Are On the March.” The song
is designed as a pep song to encour
age British soldier enlistments.
She received letters of apprecia
tion and congratulations from Lady
Chamberlain, wife of the British
Prime Minister, Sir Neville Cham
berlain, and also from MacKenzie
King, prime minister of Canada.
Mrs. Horn also worte an Ameri
can version of a similar song which
she entitled “Just Twenty Years
Ago.” The American song is dedi
cated to peace and preparedness-
Weekly
News
Analysis
by Joseph W. La Bine
Gives our readers each week
. comprehensive report of the
important, verified happen
ngs in war-torn Europe, and
n our own country.
You can rely upon it as
oeing authentic, free from
the countless unconfirmed
rumors and from the propa
ganda with which European
nations are flooding us.
Quote it as your source of
iTormation regarding the
ctivities of the war.
read it each week
STATE DRY ACT THREAT SEEN
Warned that there is a real pos
sibility ot a State Dry act, designed
not only to halt the sale of liquor
in the counties of Maryland, but in
the “traditionally wet city” of Bal
timore as well, was sounded by
Charles T. LeViness, chairman of
the Board of Liquor License Com
missioners for Baltimore.
Speaking before a meeting of the
Conference of Maryland Alcoholic
Beverage Administrators in Balti
more, Mr. LeViness told members of
county liquor control boards:
“I do not need to indulge in his
troinics to warn yon that ‘local
option’ prohibition in many of our
counties is no idle threat.
“There is in Maryland a very
numerous, sincere and determined
dry sentiment. Long before prohibi
tion closed the saloons of Baltimore,
the greater part of the state had al
ready been bone dry for many years.
“The same forces that then oper
ated to dry up the counties are at
work today among our people, and
these forces are well represented in
our General Assembly.”
Mr. LeViness pointed out that the
drys, in local option elections in
Pennsylvania, had made a gain pf
58 communities and townships, and
added:
“Recently one of the circuit
court judges of the Eastern Shore,
who is thrown into daily contact
with the liquor problems there, in
formed me that he was firmly con
vinced that in less than ten years
that all of the Eastern Shore will be
dry again.
She said she did not intend to
commercialize either song but was
offering the one to the British and
Canadian governments for any value
it might have in enlistment cam
paigns and offering the other Jto
the cause of peace in America.
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You always know when a strong
man is bearing his suffering in sil
ence. He tells you himself,

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