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THE PAGE TWO TIMES-NEW- NEPHI, UTAH S, CALLING PARIS'.- WEEKLY NEWS ANALYSIS BY JOSEPH W. LaBINE NEWS QUIZ U. S. Ships May Be Registered UNITEOijATES' - As Nature Dictates U. S. Keeps Its Eye on World J NEWS Atlantic THIS LAGUNILLAS (EDITOR'S NOTE When opinions are expressed In these columns, they are those of the news analyst and not necessarily of this newspaper.) WEEK Released by Western Newspaper Union. Germany." In MARITIME: Neutrality Having fought for and having won "cash and carry" neutrality, the United States promptly sought ways to circumvent it. While American vessels and seamen loafed along the waterfronts, crafty minds were thinking up at least two ways of maintaining maritime traffic despite neutrality: (1) chartering foreign ships, a perfectly legal method used ti if ' ' rd - ;: I I hours 11 ships were sunk, one a British destroyer. Britain, for her part, sank two Nazi merchantmen and a The week's most news dispatch came from John T. Whitaker of the Chicago Daily News, who cabled from Rome that Der Fuehrer's position looked desperate. Said Whitaker: Hitler had indecisively retreated after massing frontroops on the Belgian-Dutctier; he can pierce the Maginot line only by wasting a million men; he can't break the British blockade; Scandinavia opposes him, and a strike at the Balkans will bring down the wrath of Russia and Italy, each of which "has his measure." Conclusion: "He finds, for the first time . . . that the cards are not stacked against his immediate foe. And as he delays, confusion and defeatism are inevitable at home . . ." 72 thought-provokin- without Moscow Latin-America- n n. EUROPE: The War Gone like sudden sunshine on a cloudy day was the Belgian-Dutc- h effort to make peace between Hitler and the allies. And after the sun came threats of rain, for it ended the last hope of armistice. There was still much saber rattling, such as Winston Churchill's speech calla "cornered ing Der Fuehrer maniac," but the foes were ready to start slaughtering. Sea and air warfare went ahead precipitously. One day Berlin announced (by Inference) that hencemerchantforth all British-Frencmen would be torpedoed. Reason: They're all armed. Next day, after a successful but pointless air attack on the Shetland islands, Berlin warned it would "show the British what it means to be at war with NAMES I ... in the news James Monroe Smith, ousted president t.f Louisiana State university, was given 8 to 24 yean in prison for forgery, obtaining money under false pretenses and misuse of funds. Al Smith Jr. was sworn in as New York city councilman, following the family's political footsteps. Murry Guggenheim. istic member of the mining York. 81, capitalcopper-- family, died at New Wilhrlm II was recelported building a bomb-proolar at Doom, Netherlands. Moes Annenberg, Philadelphia publisher and erstwhile operator of a horse race betting tip service, announced after a U. S. crackdown that he had "forever quit the business." f Credits Ethereal land. Collaborators Why? Behind scenes in the V. S. state department is a pulsing communications machine which keeps official Washington informed instantaneously of diplomatic maneuvers throughout the world. Before Secretary of State Cordell Hull gives his news to Washington correspondents (above), a hundred hands have kept flowing the constant stream of information from American diplomats abroad. Here is made the news that determines V. S. Foreign policy, an function now that Europe is at uar. At right: The state department switchboard in the communications division. Thousands of trees uprooted In the 1038 New England hurricane have just been disposed of. 3. How? What former senator from California recently boomed President Roosevelt for a third term? 5. Prince Frederick Wilhelm, youngest son of the former German crown prince, was reportedly: (A) beheaded as an anti-Naplotter; (B) hinted as Adolf.Hit-ler'- s successor; (C) killed at the western front. (Answers at bottom of column.) 4. nt zi CONGRESS: Annuities Exempted from social security are some 10,000,000 persons, agricultural workers and domestics, who thus receive no retirement income at age 65. Also exempted are minor groups like seamen. At the next congressional session, announced New York's Sen. Robert Wagner, he will introduce a d s " "" jU 1' f fyL- f' 23 i t r- t - Embarrassed. handled by Judge Holland In the past 15 months had resulted in convictions. Two days before Capone's mysterious release in Philadelphia, a named Russell Stoddard was held by Los Angeles police after a mysterious stabbing. Not only did he claim to be a former O'Hare bodyguard, but officials found in his possessions a letter indicating that Stoddard knew who killed O'Hare. COURTS: 5 to I Only two years have passed since Franklin Roosevelt sent the senate his first nominee to the Supreme court Alabama's Sen. Hugo L. Black. Since then, one by one, have come Liberal Stanley Reed, Liberal Felix Frankfurter and Liberal Bill Douglas. With only four Roosevelt court was appointees, the nine-maDeal. still theoretically anti-NeThis month died Justice Pierce Butler, conservative, a Catholic from Minnesota. When his successor is named, the New Deal will have an undisputed liberal majority which will last at least another generation. Among possible successors observers listed another midwest Catholic, Michigan's Frank Murphy. n " J JS S" f "s:jS? H JT j- -- ' ' t TV ylj ; ' XL' while they help him round out a score. He never knew why the "Song of the Vagabonds" Just sang itself through In five minutes, faster than he could score it, until he learned that he had an ethereal spokesman, or spooksman. His career, from the start on down to his present year, Is a testimonial to occult guidance, in planting him always In the highway of Lady Luck. In Prague, his birthplace, his father worked in a bakery. One day, his mother gave his father, money to buy wood. Fates or phantoms guided him instead to a pawn shop, where he made a down payment on a tiny piano. Rudolf's mother was so angry she wanted to chop it to pieces, but the boy persuaded her to let him keep it. One day the owner of the bakery passed by, heard the lad playing beautifully and helped groove him into his musical career. At the age of 10, he had published a barcarolle. In the musical conservatory of Prague, where he studied under Antonin Dvorak, he teamed up with Jan Kubelik. They were playing at a concert which Daniel Frohman happened opportunely to attend. He took them to the United States for a tour of 80 cities. Whether or not Mr. Friml was just an amanuensis for spirits, his compositions streamed along rapidly "Glorianna," 'The Firefly," "High Jinks," "Music Hath Charms," "The Vagabond King," and a whole album of others, none of them seeming to be of ghostly inspiration. Hollywood still keeps him busy and successful. th ' " ' " ," GORDON SELFRIDGE, the merchant Anglo American prince, visiting this country, makes it a tossup between communism and ruinous SENATOR WAGNER How much saved? government-sponsore- voluntary d an- nuity plan whereby anyone making the necessary payments can buy an annuity paying $1,200 a year at age 60 or 65, i. e $100 a month. The chief Wagner argument: That such annuities can be handled by the U. S. at a substantially lower cost than private insurance companies. A high insurance executive, he said, had raised no objection to the plan. Nevertheless, critics got to work Though admitting Immediately. private firms now make a substantial profit, it was asserted the U. S. must use the same mortality tables and can therefore save no more than an approximate 2.1 per cent agent's commission on its annuities. The division's cable room on the top floor of the state department building. Here there are two teletype machines operating on a direct circuit from the V. S. embassy in London! iaawaB! I '' ''..Js''l v. yfr""fw Hi A close up of printer messages being pasted on blanks for the files. Other messages come coded. Tax revision may be No. 1 on the congressional agenda January 3. A hint that not even the administration knows what to do about it, appeared when Acting Secretary of the Treasury John W. Hanes criticized the proposal of Marriner S. Eccles, federal reserve chairman, to adopt higher taxes and thus pay for next year's fiscal deficit. Commented Mr. I don't think he spoke Hanes: I doubt for the administration if he spoke for congress . . ." worker passing messages through the grill opening into the coding room. Only employees of the coding department are admitted to the room, where experts "unscramble" vital messages. A correct. One of Laftiinll-las- ' major oil terminals exploded nt winds from Finland" was the Soviet explanation, which charged Finland with (allure to Inform Russia of meteorological con ditions. 3 Sold for 114 4OO O00 to a lumber wholesalers' "llrcanse C.ihh eoriect. MrAdoo. The report wet n mi Elf wnva TahletHow buys famous BAYER ASPIRIN'S Fast relief from muscular pains Idyll Europe after the war, ha asks, "What of it? What is the difference between communism and a society where a tax takes half of the income and a surtax the other half?" He says the day of initiative and enterprise Is past. He is an authority on that subject. Bixty-tw- o years ago, he swept out a store in Klpon, Wis. Two years later, he was an errand boy for Marshall Field A Co. In Chicago, and a partner when be quit, in 1904. Punch ribbed him mercilessly when be opened bis store in London, and the smart salons were full of clever mots about the American Invader. He made them like him. He hired as head of his dress department Lady Affilck, who had thought op the cleverest Jokes about him. Here In 1937, he was optimistic about Europe and the world in general. Now he says, "The opportunity to achieve and to show results has been eliminated all over the world." '"''them from all "vU-Pacif- ic XS"S and towns." And he means to do Just that M. Sarraut, as governor-genera- l of was regarded as French a and implacable colonial administrator. Returning to his country villa in France, he read Tolstoy, and renounced 11 belief in force. When he became minister of Interior, his enemies, catching him thus off guard, swarmed all over aim. He resigned from the ministry and said: "1 find bow that 1 have no desire to smile hip and thigh those who do not think as I do. Ton gentlemen take over the Job and see what you can do with It." He again became minister of the Interior, but offered his resignation when King Alexander was assassinated In Marseilles. But. taking the premiership, he again swung his war club, hotly denouncing obstructionists and meddlers. Alternately lough and conciliatory, he Is a vetof eran of the French politics. A vacation. In his garden, where he Is given to reading and meditating, is apt to bring on the Tolstoyan mood. 9 Take 2 Bayer Aspirin Tablets with a glass of water. The quick modern way to ease headache, and neuritic and rheumatic pain. We feature the fact that Bayer As- Eirin costs jnty lc a tablet, to drive the point that there's no reason even for the most budget-minded person to accept anything less than genuine Baya Aspirin. For at the most, it costs but a few pennies to get hours of relief from the pains of neuritis, rheumatism or headache . . . and get it with the speedy action for which Bayer Aspirin is world famous. Try this way once and youD know almost instantly why people everywhere praise it. It has rapidly replaced expensive""pain remedies iu mousanas oi cases. fast-acti- Ask for genuine "Bayer Aspirin" by its full name wiren you buy . . . never ask for "aspirin" alone. Stern Lights experience, like the stern lights of a ship at sea, illumines only the path which we have passed over. Coleridge. Human POP DELICIOUS RMS CORN No Happiness takes care that no man secures happiness by crime. Heaven How io Relieve Bronchitis Bronchitis, acute or chronic. Is an Inflammatory condition of the mucous membranes lining the bronchial tubes. Creomulsion goes right tp th Beat of the trouble to loosen germ laden phlegm, increase secretion and aid nature to soothe and heal raw, tender, Inflamed bronchial mucous membranes. Tell your druggist to sell you a bottle of Creomulsion with the understanding that you are to Ilka the way it quickly allays the cough or you are to have your money back, CREOMULSION for Coughs, Chest Colds, 6 ronchitis Salt Lake's NEWEST HOTEL Indo-Chln- 1. (II) ts later denied communi,sm hard-flste- News Quiz Answers 4. William 5 (At is Sacce Albert Sarraat Tough One Day, the Next well-traine- 2. taxat,0 . Queried about ALBERT INDUSTRY: Man With Stick When the Justice department's Trust Buster Thurman Arnold shows his face, any industrialist rushes to get his books in order. Thus far Mr. Arnold's big stick has struck at the railroads, movies, building Industry, aluminum, medicine and many a lesser trade or profession. This month he struck again: At Los Angeles a federal grand Jury indicted 41 major and secondary oil companies and two associations on charges of conspiring to raise artificially and maintain gasoline prices on the Pacific coast (Oregon, Washington, California, Arizona and Nevada). In this region, says the Indictment, the defendants control 05 per cent of gasoline sales. H. G. Selfndge Sees Passing of SARRAUT, French interior, swings on the French Reds with a spiked club. He links them with the Germans and ... Man proposes, but God disposes. Thomas a'Kempis. - H "... Jl'DGE HOLLAND -- eJ"J "Ka-tinka- Tax Fight - l,Ljj At left: Vieu in th rec ords room in the communi- cations division, whose staff na been doubled by the added pressure of European composers, and once fifty-nin- Man Proposes final- ly gives credit to bis collaborators. With the ouiji board, he's always shop Noted Composer talking wlth g r e a t two-hea-t- cus- n Rudolf Friml, NEWofYORK. melodies for 25 years, baby was born there. 2. The Neva river, running through Leningrad, Russia, overflowed Its banks although no dams or dykes were broken, and no rain fell. Russia blamed Fin- tomary i Arrow on above map points 1. Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets made of May Apple are effective in removing; accumulated body waste. Adv. By LEMUEL F. PARTON to Lagunillas, Venezuela. It was in the news because: (A) the new 17. trade pact was signed there; (B) 500 were killed in a fire; (C) a Finlandia h : Ocean g formalities, diplomatic Finnish conferees returned to where awaiting officials al' ready knew they had refused to grant Russian demands. Immediately the Soviet press began a withering campaign which could only be a prelude to armed action. First, Moscow's Pravda claimed Finland was on the brink MINISTER BRENNAN of economic ruin, but Helsingfors The President sympathized. quietly replied the Finns could get by Black Diamond Lines, Inc.; (2) along. the Soviet news Next, registering U. S. ships with other agency, Tass, accused Finnish nations, also legal but carrying a ruling circles of fostering few potentially unpleasant implicapolicy. Helsingfors answered tions. by announcing there would be no With its next meeting still a week resumption of conversations. away, the maritime commission was almost certain to refuse requests for CRIME: transfer of some 90 U. S. vessels G'Hare-Capon- e to Central or South American regiswas first When the idea Who killed Cock Robin was never try. broached. President Roosevelt sup- a greater mystery than who killed ported it. Later, after getting a lec- Edward J. O'Hare, Chicago raceture from Secretary of Stale Cor-de- ll track owner whose assassination in Hull, he told reporters that the early November set off the biggest more he thought about it, the more gangland witchhunt since Alphonse convinced he became that it wasn't Capone went to prison in 1932. Rearight. Reason: It would place sister sons: The murder came just before American republics in a neutrality Capone was released, and O'Hare was known to have associations with position different from our own. Loud as the complaints of AmeriCapone. Two theories to date: can ship owners were those of lesser (1) That O'Hare, as Interim manEuropean neutrals whose thriving ager of the Capone gambling syndiU. S. commerce was stopped by the cate, was "rubbed out" because he neutrality law. Two loudest objec- refused to turn back the reins when tors were Eire and Belgium. The "Scarface Al" was to be released. former sent its minister, Robert (2) That O'Hare was slain by disBrennan, to tell the state depart- senting Capone mobsters who feared ment that Eire should be excluded he would return the reins to Scar-fac- e from the "combat zone" beAl. cause she Is neutral and will reThe deeper federal and city inmain so; because Eire needs U. S. vestigators probed the mystery, the products; because Eire doesn't be- more complex it became. The more lieve U. S. ships would be endanembarrassing, too, especially for gered visiting her ports. Belgium one Judge Eugene J. Holland of Chisent her Ambassador Count Robert cago municipal court, who was assoto inquire ciated with O'Hare in a real estate Van Der Straten-Pontho- z about transferring U. S. ships to Bel- enterprise. Officials wondered if there could be any connection begian registry. Certainly, commented the Presi- tween this and the fact that only 28 of the 12,624 Chicago gambling cases dent, objections to transfers wouldn't prevail In the case of European neutrals like Ireland. It was a pretty safe guess, therefore, that U. S. ships may soon sail under European flags. :vA Pacific h Leaving Nature will give unto us without stint, but in return she demands that we study her precepts and abide by her dictates. A hundred cows in a meadow meant for only 50 spells disaster a bit of wisdom with which every farmer is A million thoroughly familiar. people gathered together in one spot where there should be only 100,000 causes congestion, poverty and unnecessary suffering. Hen-dr-ik van Loon. WHO'S Through Vast 'News' Network Know your news? Each of the counts 20. following questions Score: 100. excellent: 80, good; 60, average; 40, poor; 20 or 0, tsk! tsk! 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