Missing the Point. Representative Rucker of Colorado, apropos of a tariff argument about sugar, 'said to a Washington correspondent: corres-pondent: "Oh, well, those men don't see my point. They miss it as badly as the old lady missed her son's. " 'Mother,' a young man said, looking look-ing up from the Bulletin, 'would you believe that it takes 5.000 elephants a year to make our piano keys and billiard balls?' " 'Make our piano keys and billiard balls!' cried the old lady. 'Well, I always understood elephants were intelligent in-telligent creatures, but I never knew before that they'd been trained to make piano keys and billiard balls.' "