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Journal and Courier from Lafayette, Indiana • 6

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LAAYETTE JOURNAL AND COURIER' i I Tuesday Evening October 1944 By Jimmy Hatlo Do It Every Time DATE) li i 4 power for Inr RttJlTS nkSERVEQ AtticarvReported DAY BY if It but By Phillips GROWING PAINS SCU pres 4 Nowwillyoa pat a cherry on top wrap It m' giftP SI with and all the camps depression other de they have Qut of the Past 10 YEARS AGO TODAY IX THE JOCRNAl ANn COfTKlR ct In went Seems Germany has lost the war nobody has yet won it MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU CIRCULATION Typographical Union 'No states that ail printers employed tn the La fayette Journal and Courier com? posing room are union members MEMBER THE ASSOCIATED PRESS and AP EATURES that time He and his wife Georgia Carroll careful consideration we conclusion that we would politics an 4 adds: wish to have our rights we please" There I is a HENRY TV 'MARSHALL Editor In Chief HENRY MARSHALL Jr Pnblieher It is high time Hitler brushed that lock of hair out of his eyes took a good look ati the situation will stand careful watching The now watching it and it is hoped did not begin too late or leave unguarded Betty Mornout and Mrs August be married War Memorial CLEVELAND Oct' 3 (INS) A crucifix and altar carved from 18 tons of granite by Peter Ghirla 60 year old Italian born artist is being completed in Cleve land The monument is Intended as as memorial to the service men of the present war 33 percent in this nation Between 1929 and 1939 1 the national debt the United States increased 139 percent the United Kingdom for the same period increased only 9 percent Whereas na thickly and what few' customer were afoot did not know whether they were afoot or a horseback They look for wheeled traffic as they bent' before the rising gale (McNaught Syndicate Inc) Vice President Wallace says all should study and vote As a reward they may be sent to China some day to get rid of them PUBLISHED DAILY (EXCEPT SUNDAY) AT JOURNAL AND COURIER BUILDING SIXTH and ERRY STREETS LAAYETTE INDIANA 4011 ENTERED AS SECOND CLASS MATTER AT POST OICE LAAYETTE INDIANA 1 WHO SLINGS MUD? Editor Journal and Courier I was just reading Mary "Reis comment on President Roos address Saturday night I think she has the wrong idea of who is the mud slinger I listened to both Roosevelt and Dewey and Isay Dewey is the one who slings the mud He has done so in every speech he has made so far and I myself think address grand' There was enough humor in it to make 'people laugh once in awhile We surely need' to laugh now and than to keep up morale to help win this wan We just always look on the dark side of life and get any where in this world I hope you allow Democrats as well as Re publicans to write in their ideas once in a while So I hope to see my article published too MrS Kious Brookston Indiana Sept 29 1944 'i Sleet was driving down Park avenue slanting then ning almost horizontally JOAN VALENTINE 103 OREST HILLS LI decreased 6 percent abroad percent at home under the record of profligate indif welfare of the people that OLD JOBS UNATTRACTIVE When congress wrote into the Selective Service law a proviso that drafted men should be given their old jobs back the ac tlon was in accord with public sentiment! 'But recent experience leads to wonder how many will want their old jobs The area director of the Manpower Commission discloses that 75 per cent of all veterans interviewed refused to return to 4 their former jobs They7 prefer places in electronics radar aircraft engines plastics i or motors In many of these fields remark able progress has been made since the war started 'and prospects for their dim when the Selective Service provision was written are bright The returning veterans apparently are thinking ahead' and prefer young and grow ling industry to established businesses This development is not strange but a typical reaction of ambitious young Americans Their 'willingness to take a chahce with new en terprises has led to creation of many 'j ent day industrial giants i By bribing doorman I gbt a taxi to the Empire State Traffic was beginning to disappear from the streets Taximen who 1 had families relish the prospect My driver must have Men single and not too happy He said he care what happened I I told him to go ahead nothing ever happens anyway It was hard to see the intersections Sleet and rain were driving across Blessed is the home with shelves full of freshly canned stuff in the cellar A Split in the Hanks (New York Bun) Of In it tional income in this country 21 percent between 1929 and 1939 in the United Kingdom it increased 14 percent Thus while the ratio of government expenditures Jo national Income it Increased '207 New Deal This is the ference to "the the New Deal has shown a This is" the rec ord of spending our way into national on which they seek a return to another four years Although they prolonged the for 'eleven years longer than any pressioii in our history "although spent more money than any other admin istration in our history and although' it took the costliest war in our history to solve the unemployment problem even temporarily the New Dealers think they are indispensable to our government The people will decide otherwise in November Ten of 21 members of Rhode Industrial Trades Unions Political Action committee subdivision of the CIO Political Action committee for that state have re signed A statement Issued by nine of them says tnat alter have come to the benefit by leaving free men we to vote for whom tinge of ingratitude however great the truth the final remark: have many today favorable to working men and women and it was not Sidney Hillman or the CIO who got them for The Rhode Island action follows that of union officials in Utah who similarly resigned because they did not want to be told i how to vote Neither Utah nor Island is among the states that are most powerful politically although the latter is one of the most thoroughly unionized They may be small the one in population and the other in size but they raise complaint that is likely to be echoed in larger states before election Mall 'aubicrtptlon rates Indiana end Iroquois County One year 15:00: els months 1300 three months 1175 one month 75c Delivered by carrier I5o per week Mall rates 1 In all other statee: one year 37 00 'six months 3500: three months' 3300 one month 3135 All mail subscrip tions are payable tn advance with order Subscribers wishing addressee changed must give old as well ss new address 25 YEARS AGO TODAY IN THE COURIER Siegfried of Mulberry has This gives Britain for and usually But a definite stand would be 50 YEARS AGO TODAY IN THE MORNING) JOURNAL A' contract was awarded a few daygj ago for a $6000 residence to be erected by A Caldwell at corner of and Colum bia streets It will be one of the finest homes in the city The Monon on Saturday nights now runs a sleeping1 Coach from Chicago to West Baden and rench Lick Springs Prairie chickens are now being seryed at John cafe All day' today throngs of beautifully at1 tired ladifes were seen going and is coming from one millinery opening to another James Noel has left Purdue and is now located in Indianapolis engaged in the study of law Revolution in Europe (Chicago Tribune) i i Larry Rue of the Tribune agrees with other observers in Paris that rance is going left The radicals contemplate the nationali zation of heavy industry finance and utilities The state will make a beginning by expropri ating properties which the Germans them selves had expropriated and by for feit the possessions of renchmen accused of collaboration There is intricate snarl of property rights due "to the7 occupation and the usurpations of the Nazi in! rench eco nomic life There also is a desire for revenge on the industrialists and the propertied class accused of treason 5 In spite of soviet disavowal world rev olution the Communists are active in rance Italy Yugoslavia and Greece if not in other countries which have suffered from "one or another of the brands of totalitarianism Bul garia already has gone Ted Among the in consistencies and contradictions of the dis tracted continent is this one of desiring to continue some form of the original curse There is a terrific although delayed backwash of the Russian' revolution It brought about the conditions which made he war by creating intolerable systems of gov ernment and filling continent withi fears and hatreds operating on a decadent econ omy The revolution has not extin guished its torch Controls are passing into other hands but the idea that it is profitable manage a dictatorial state is not i dead who suffered from Hitler and fought hjm on the continent have not rejected the governmental system under which they ledtortured lives This may seem strange Peoples which suffered from dictatorship might be expected to regard totalitarianism as the greatest of evils But these same peoples thirst for re venge upon some of their own countrymen and for purposes of revenge there is no form of government so useful as the dictatorship freed as it is of all restraints! That is why the liberation of Europe may be accompanied by the rise of new with usual paraphernalia of concentration and gallows ER PEEKLESS KEYHOLE INC BETTER CHECK ON THE ADDRESS) BLAH YOUR ORDER (CORRECTION) Knour LETTER (BOYJ HAVE 1 GOT A HANGOVER TODAY) WE ARE SHIPPING WOW! WHO'S THE NEW BLONDE?) where was OHYES SHIPPING THCS ER ORDER (IS SHE I MARRIED ON OR BEORE (IND OUT been appointed a member: of the faculty of In diana university Last year the Jewish Aid society of this city expressed the opinion that in stead of sending flowers upon the occasion of a friends death that the money be turned over to a fund and when a good amount was realized that the contributions be given to some worthy cause Yesterday the sum of 1100 was turned over to the campaign com mittee of the American Jewish Relief to be applied to Tippecanoe quota The irst Christian church this city is prosperous and highly developed The prop erty is now worth more than $60000 President is a very sick man I His daughters have been called to his bedside I I actographs Civilians anywhere in the United States who are American citizens and have suffi cient mechanical adaptability to permit them to learn how to repair guns amallr Arms weapons and army motor vehicles can now be trained to become expert mechanics at ordnance specialised schools Recruiting for this training is done by the nine service conf mand headquarters throughout the country which recommend the civilians for this type of training and pay them trainee wage scales while they are learning The Army ordnance 30 caliber carbine is now being supplied to naval officers and chief petty officers in place of the45 caliber Auto matic pistol I In World War? I an infantry divisiont' re motor vehicles and 4400 horses In this war however a division requires 3500 vehicles of 16Q different types but no horses at alL The Assooiated Press exclusively entitled to the use for publication of all nows dispatches credited to It In this paper and also the local nswe published heroin sabotaged industry production in 1939' was only eight percent below the 1929 level as compared with our percent or the privilega of carrying heavier de pression burdens than any other nation and carrying then long' after recovery had come in the rest of the world the people of the United States paid ever increasing taxes In 1933 'national taxes In the United States took 168 percent of the national income and in 1933 these taxes took 224 percent an increase of 33 percent In the United King dom on the other hand in 11933 267 percent of the national 'income was taken In taxes while in 1933 only 217 percent was taken less than in the United States and a decline of 19 percent as compared with the increase of it The Allies havemay escape Sweden says her to persons the conscience of betrayed their own announced that her all Axis nationals that she is alive to the problems which would arise should Axis leaders find asylum in It is not a categorical refusal'" of refuge but Switzerland usually takes a right path Spain twists out of a direct refusal by "saying that there is basis for supposition that Axis leaders might find refuge in Spanish a loophole for entrances Portugal has been an ally of hundreds of years is proud of it co operates Argentina is he weak spot A govern ment which ddbsL not represent the people of a nation is apt to be corrupt and much Axis money is believed to be there' helping to4 keep the present government in' povjfr Argentina Allies are that they any gates German Prisoner Oct Mr: and Mrs Jake Jones received a telegram from their daughter in of Cornell MlssN stating that her husband Lieut John Jones is a German prisoner Stalag Luft 1 Clinton Kight and Alton Kight of Danville Ill are here for sev eral visit with their grand parents Mr and Mrs Glen Bow man Mrs Dale Hiller has started work at the aluminum plant La fayette Mr and! Mrs Robert Clark of Evansville returned home after spending a week here with his sister "Mrs Roy Burlington Mrs Clark: has been convalescing from an operation in Lafayette BACK TO STATES Mrs' Charles Williams has re ceived word from her husband Pvt Williams that he is being brought back to the states He said he would be in a hos pital for some time yet He has walked a little with the use of a cane for the first time since re ceiving injuries Mrs Edgar Keefer has received a letter from her husband in Italy stating that he is sending a box of gifts home A dinner was given at the "At tica hotel by fellow employes Honoring jmiiss daughter of Mr Mdrnout who will about middle October to Joseph Van Sycle of Williamsport Mrs Roland Butler spent the week end in Paris Ill with her parents Mr and Mrs Propst who Sunday celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary Charles Lee Butler recently in ducted into service writes his mother Mrs Theda Butler from Texas that he is now taking basic infantry training He left Purdue recently for induction His cousinRobert Steinecker employed in a defense plant at ort Worth Texas spent a week end with him WEDDING THIS WEEK Sgtj' Harold DcBord who was recently returned to ort Meade from New where he expect ed to be shipped out is now on leave visiting his mother Mrs Clarence DeBord of Williams His fiance Miss Daisy Thornton of Baltimore accom panied him here arid their mar riage will take' place some time this week i Mrs Dale Hiller received a let ter from her husband in rance telling her that he was able to be out of bed about half of each day recovering from shoulder wounds He wrote he was sending home the purple heart recently awarded him Announcement has' been made of the approaching marriage of Mrs Leota Haller of Goshen to Henry Pease her brother in law also of Goshen No date hasbeen set but they expect to leave soon after the November election for Lakeland la to spend 1 the jWin ter i Mr and Mrs Charles Hurysch went to Indianapolis where they took a plane to Tulsa Okla to visit their son Pvt Charles Hurysch jr at Gruber TO HOSPITAL Leonard Bossaer 'was taken to St Elizabeth hospital Lafayette Monday for a general check up from the home of his cousin Miss Sylvia Bossaer West Washington straet He was? returned home later in the day in the ambulance He recently spent six months in this hospital Wilbur Campbell of Hillsboro was taken to the Lafayette' clinic for a second check up Monday by his daughter Mrs A De Sutter Attica i Mr and Mrsrilliam Hutson are the parents of a sdn bom Sept at the home of her hus parents Mr and Mrs Lvi Hutson near Attica The father is in the armed Mrs Wayne Livengood took her snn Tivnn to the Home' hospital Lafayette where he underwent treatment for spleen trouble Hi Boy the pony owned by A DeSutter IL won first place in the 47 pony class at the Waynetown horse show Sunday Judging was'on4the pony and the rider combined He took third place in the hackney pony single in harness Captain Springman and family of ort Knox Ky came to' spend a week with her par ents Dr and Mrs Chew at Covington and his mother Mrs Cordelia' Springman and sister Mrs Leslie Kirkman and family of Attica NEWSPAPER WRITING Some controversy has naturally developed from a book recently published by the vet eran newspaper man Oswald Garrison Vil lard entitled Disappearing Mr Villard drastically criticizes newspapers in general for alleged carelessness in handling the news and deterioration in the quality of reporting Along with another critical journalist he finds "sloppiness in the outstanding phase of metropolitan news papers he complains con cerned about the real meaning of words The city and copy desks no longer care About He thinks the newspapers were better Avritten in the first two decades of this century than they are now Many discriminating editors and reporters will disagree with him It may be granted that the qualit of newspaper writing in general has deteriorated in the Hast decade or so from the standpoint of correct English This fault probably results from a growing emphasis in high school and college on science and mere factual knowledge rather than mastery of good English And there is a good deat of bad writing in the currentwar news by men who know their news better than their language But even so lany critic who looks over the typical jour nalistic writing of the first decade or two of this century will probably find it much I worse than it is now DIRECT ROM THE PEOPLE (Conununlcztlotuf Mat to thia do oartrnent be limited to 30 words and must carry writer'sI mature and address The writ ten (not typed) name war not be used necessarily but mutt accom pany the letter Anonymous letter not used) WRiTE LETTERS UKE 1 DICTATE I THEM? HERE! LOOK AT THIS LETTER TO PEEKLESS KEYHOLE ING DIDI SAY ON OR I ABOUT I 5 OR BEORE!" YOU JUST 00 JOB THE BUSINESS AND DO THE THINKING AROUND HERE! NEUTRAL SHELTER Secretary of State Hull warning neutral nations that if they shelter Axis refugees they wilt lose American friendship foryears to come spoke not a moment too soon When Germany is conquered authorities will have to go elsewhere or think they will Those at the top with ill gotten wealth stored in other countries will wish to follow other designs but some a frontiers will be closed their actions have defied the civilized world or Turkey has frontiers closed to Switzerland says Simply JUST SUPPOSE SHE DID WRIT THE LETTER EXACTLY AS ME DICTATED IT raternal Rally At Monticello MONTICELLO Oct Logans port Canton No 15 and auxiliary held a special meeting in Monticello Grand and past grand officers present were Dor othy Toll association president Peru Grace Toll association clerk Kokomo Beulah Sowers grand officer Lafayette Anna Erb guard Peru Hoover past president Lafayette: em Gustin past president Elwood Stewart Squth Bend Nuzum Elwood Maurice Curtis Culver and Thompson grand senior warden Monticello A class of six was initiated The patriarch militant degree was con ferred on a class of ten candidates from Monticello Refreshments were served and talks given by Gen Gustin and Dorothy TOIL Mr and Mrs Mark Perkins and daughter moved Monday from the Goodman property Illinois and Harrison streets to the property recently purchased from Mr and Mrs Danley at 525 West Harrison street Mr and Mrs Danley moved to the Goodman property 4 Mrs Wilbur Goris has gone to VaL for a visit with her husband who is attending schoof at Camp Bradford Mr? andrMrs rank' Koestrier received word from their son Sgt Arthur Koestner that he had ar rived in rance Harold WTownsley son of Mr and Mrs of Bur nettsville has been promoted from corporat to sergeant Mr and MrParker1 Hughes of Burnettsville' are parents of a son born Monday at the Cass county hospital Logansport Mrs Hughes is the former Bonnie Gal breth and is the daughter of Dr and Mrs Galbreth of Bur nettsville Ji Harvey Doran local business man has been ill with shingles Mrs' Hannah Grafton who wastruck by a car last" riday su tained several broken ribs in ad dition to bruises ray examina tion revealed at the Jasper county hospital Rensselaer NEW DEAL DEPRESSION By restricting production and making the unemployed dependent on government doleinstead of creating jobs for idle workers the Roosevelt administration prolonged the depression of the thirties several years be i yond its natural course New Deal spokes men are yeompletely stumped when asked to explain why this country was so far behind every other major nation in achieving re covery In June 1939 Industrial production in the United Slates was 18 percent below 1929whereas all the other Important nations ex rance had increased' production over 1929 figures Even in rance where the Popular ront government had deliberately llx 1 tlr VVxAu VW LIAjiL Lafayette firemen set a record last night in a hose raising demonstration at the La fayette Life building the event being a fea ture of the state fire school at Purdue and a local campaign of fire prevention iremen hpd water from nozzle on top of the Life building three minutes after the hose was attached The patrol of Centennial school won first last year Pupils who are members of the safety patrol and the school principal Miss Effa Horn were given an ovation at a meeting yesterday The West Point school building was broken Into last night and several boxes of candy and $2 were taken Basket dinners will feature the annual observance of by the Tip pecanoe County Historical association Oct 6 at Tippecanoe battlefield GOVERNMENT BY DECREE In a current article titled Save the American orm of Govern Stanley High tells us that regulation of citizens lives by executive directives and the flowering of unlimited bureaucracy aregiving' us a new form of government that is noi longer real democracy And he adds that the war is not solely responsible for the 'phenomenon 1 Between March 1936 and June 1944 a grand total of' 76541 directives grants or ders permissions and prohibitions were is sued by the New Deal regime at Washing ton To print them required 62202 pages containing 93000000 words at a good continues Mr article woul! take nearly ten years of uninter rupted going merely to wade through Bureaucratic restriction on individuals well on its way long before the war came on When' war arrived it only in creased the speed of expansion and stimu lated the growth' of the multiplicity of di rectives And be It known that the' people were not in on the establishment of this unprecedented code of rules and regulations Mny of them were created in direct disre gard of the expressed will of the elected representatives The numerous agencies which have been created are not government by law they are government outside of law and that is often the way they operate And Mr High points out that the precedent for operating that way is set at the top This readiness at the top to govern outside the structure of representative government has been trans mitted down through the whole labyrinth of executive agencies and their numerous sub agencies It is a kind of government that has not come about by accident By no means can it be blamed on the exigencies of war Is the result of widespread conviction among those who govern us that theirs is the kind of government we ought to have NEWS BEHIND THE NEWS By PAUL MALLON WASHINGTON Oct The Dumbarton Oaks conference open ed with a flare of trumpet' pub licity but ended practically ip: offi cial silence 1 The departing announcements could have been hidden in a thim ble with room to rattle around Essential fact of disagreement came out to the press through a senator As has become generally known Russia objected to a plan drawn up by the British and unreserved ly supported by us specifying that if one of the big four powers was a party in an aggression dispute it should retire from the 1 delib erations about what action to take i Russia' wanted participation by the involved party and wanted it so badly agreement was impossi ble I Speculation on the meaning of the disagreement has been diffi cult for fear of embarrassing Russia or over interpreting her position: Off the record officials have attributed stand to her extreme sensitivity of capital istic and imperialist nations from the beginning 1 No doubt she thinks some small nation could get a council 3ed by Britain and the United' States to exclude her from consideration of any dispute in which she becomes involved and perhaps take joint action against her 1 Mr Churchill in the sharp pointed words of his speech to parliament contrived a few typi cal phrases which may have car ried more meaning to the Russian delegates than to the casually reading public He said in effect a peace agree ment could not be effective I unless made in full and copfident accord and advised that another xpeeting would have to be held at the under secretary level to get that accord The Intimation was that it would have to be soon in order to prepare for a big joint Confer ence with Stalin soon as the military situation i At Brettori Woods the Russian delegates could not agree on any thing until they heard directly from Stalin and any change in their instructed course was occa sionally delayed as much as three days while they got in touch with him Presumably they have with drawn now to let Moscow think tn is over tor even a longer penoa The subject seems to me to con tain the heart of the whole peace problem although the officials here say 90 per cent of the pro gram was agreed upon including the creation of the top council of large nations and the assembly of all nations They must be measuring by the amount of foolscap upon which the agreements were typewritten The Russian position certainly re flects her intention to retains: free dom of action if nothing more But what is most nuzzling is that the Russians have grept in fluence upon China which is to £it on the big four council and upon rance which Is to join later She certainly would get a full hearing through them i even if Britain and the United States were inclined oppositely in any given case To me personally it appears the fact of the disagreement is not as important as that Russia stressed it to the breaking: point! In actuality even though the agree ment called for unanimousr' con sideration everyone will appre ciate that a big four power icould in reality take independent action if she chose even withoutcon sulting the big four Nations in clined toward war seldom consider themselves stopped by agreements Perhaps Russia might claim she wanted to watch the others in every dispute involving herself so closely that they could notr act without her knowledge but) this is ia fuzzy thought as action with out public knowledge in demo cratic nations is impossible I I have told the possibilities mentioning Russia only as she is the declining party but they ap ply equally to Britain the United States China and rance I In short the British proposal seems to me to be on the theory ren dering? judicial judgment In dis putes The Russian idea would be like putting the defendant or prosecutor on the court to si help make the decision i Newsnaner ollows Soldier in Pacific Pfc Charles (Ike) Lewis of Lafayette writing to the Journal and Courier from the 15th I base postoffice Pacific theater ofi' war says copies of the Journal and Courier are reaching him1 jregu larly although he has several times changed addresses I paper followed me si long he writes came to me while I was training on the desert in thefall of 1942 and it fol lowed up to Attu andh now into the He tells of receiving 42 papers at one time while on Attu and says that pictures stories and' ed itorials were clipped and placed 'the "regimental scrap book 'got quite a kick out of you forecasting about the Marshalls being hit he said had the honor of receiving the in fantry combat badge I have been relieved of combat duties now so I am working in the base post I In God We Trust increase our Our heavenly ather humbly do we approach Thee acknowledging Thy greatness and Thy goodness beseeching Thee for a continuation of Thy manifold kindnesses Thy merciful love and care for us who are so often unworthy of Thy consideration We thank Thee for blessing us and we pray Theb to forgive us for our weak lapses Purify our heart we beg Thee that we may be able to see Thee and enjoy Thee and make the most of every opportunity to min ister to our fellowman in need thus bringing glory to Thy Holy Name Bless us Lord that we may be obedient to Thy will i fol lowing it lovingly and faithfully both in sadness and in difficulty as well as in well being All this we ask of Thy graciousness jeon fident of Thy abounding genero sity Through Jesus Christ Amen Everglades cover near ly 5000 jquaremiles that discommoded many Yorkers and killed a few I made an appointment Kay Kayser for four appeared at his Waldorf 4part ment at beautiful came in at five They had been marooned by the forerunner of the storm in a Third avenue an tique shop Georgia had taken Kay over there to get him in a mood to buy a lot of early Ameri can stuff for their Hollywood home I had called up! the Empire: State building and asked to be permitted to spend the high wind period in the topmost! cell of the atop the tower and had make excuses to the Kaysers By CHARLES DRISO0LL NEW The September hurricane now history but 111 re corded did not hit New Yortc un expectedly The weather bureau had plotted the course of the storm from hour to hour for sev eral days and on this day" had said in effect storm will strike New York at five o'clock will be violent between six and nine and will be terrific from about nine to eleven Wim 1 will reach at least 70 miles per hour and all will serene about mid not using th sci entific weather bureau language out translating it The prediction was corr every respect The' storm off as scheduled COMPETITION ATER MARRIAGE Whenever we hear of a husband who has strayed off of the premises or who lhas lost or stolen or even temporarily mislaid we blame his wife for it How careless! we cry! Why didn't she keep him under lock and key? How did she expect to her propertly if she take cafe of It? Possibly' these criticisms are just: But while we are lambasting the wife for not having kept as wary an eye on her husband as she did on her mink coat we forget that there are extenuating circumstances for her seeming negligence or when a girl marries she enters upon a career in which the com petition is fiercer than it is anywhere else in the world and which never ceases until her treasure is so old and shopworn that no other woman craves it If you will consider the competition that all wives have to buck you will not wonder that some of them lose ouL You wil( marvel that any of them manage to hold on to their husbands To begin with there is the Glam our Girl with whom all wives have to com pete Every wife knows that she gets old and fat and grizzled at her peril no eyes ever get so dim' that see a pretty little wolverine a mile off It is conservatively estimated that it costs I the 60 year old wives eight piillion dollars ayear to keep in the running with sweet 16 Then there is the Office Wife It takes some doing for the woman who "has been up half the night walking: a sick baby 7 and who has had to get breakfast and the children off to school and husband on his way to the office to present the spick and span Appear ance that little Miss Pothooks does who has had a good sleep and plenty bf time to comb her hair and put on her complexion Also it is mucK easier to yes yes a mart who: pays you a salary of doing sd and whose cantankerousness you have to stand but eight hours A day than it is one whose disposition you have to live with all the time Then thej Is the husband's mother who every wife has to compete with from' the al tar to the and who according to her son made bread that' was food ran a house without spending money and who never had nerves or tempers or any opinions of her own i Then there is the woman 'who always looks like a million dollars but' who tells every husband she meets that she spends absolutely nothing on her clothes Every wife has to compete with her 'and have her own husband bawl he? out because her basement bargain clothes shriek aloud where they came from Then every wife has to compete with the BI as a detective who can put her hand in the dark en whatever it is her husband has lost and knows what he did with his fish hooks and where he left his hat And above all every wife has to cpmpete with that Invisible deadly rival whom she can never even hope to equal the woman he marry the woman who never grew old or lost her beauty or was tired or cross or contradicted him and who was a miracle worker who could conjure good dinners out of the air So it is no wonder that with all of this competition that sometimes wives" have time to watch their husbands and keep them from being kidnapped DOROTHY DIX (Copyright 1944) 1 Journal and Courier THE JOUKNAU OUNDED 133 THE COURIER OUNDED 1331 run while we looked out of win dow The peculiar whistld or shriek that is always associated with the hurricane was beginning to sound Light was fading 'White clouds in i violent motion were overhead I talked with Kay awhile aoout his" gout and how the radio an nouncers nearly always call home town Rocy Mountain in? stead of Rocky Mount I sym pathized with him on both scares since I have had a lot of arthritis if not exactly gout and a rjadio smartierecently! said that Carry Nation came from Madison Lodge Kansas When I called up the program to protest that there is no such place nobody was inter ested They had their pay in ad vance I guess Carry camo from Medicine Lodge 4 I Another radio smartie (better description than smarty) adver tising a headache cure told the customers how farmers in aas wear steel helmets when (they work in the fields to protect them from the hail Some nitwit in an advertising office probably got money for that one and his boss have sense enough to know that there i are plenty of people in New York from the plains who know that such stuff is so much crackers I So we sympathized and I ad mired the beauty of beautiful Georgia Carroll until the storm got to whistling so loud that we had to put down all windows and batten the hatches Many offices and institutions qlosed at noon or in midafter noon to give their people time to reach home They remembered the swish "of the 1933 hurricane New I 7 3 i A 4 Nr MgflA I' 4 ILA MS.

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