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INDIAN VALLEY RECORD Thursday, March 21, 1940 WEEKLY NEWS ANALYSIS BY JOSEPtl W. LaBINE i Battle Over Income Questions Threatens Entire 1940 Census; In Europe; Peace Talk Revived (EDITOR'S NOTE--When opinions are expressed in these columns, they are those of the news analyst and not necessarily of this newspaper,) Released by Western Newspaper Union SHOEMAKER ROSSELLI AND HIS COBBLING SHOP "I'm answer census questions when they put polite." CONGRESS : Census Censure From Washington to his Racine Wis office Census Director William Austin rushed a telegram: "Withdraw Rosselli charges irene. diately. You have disregarded instruc. siena that before taking legal action such cases must be submitted to Wash. ington office [or disposition. You will be held strictly responsible [or this procedure . . ." Thus was closed the latest in a series of eruptions which threaten to wreck Uncle Sam's 1940 decennial census. James Rosselli, a Kenosha, Was shoe repair man, had been handed a federal warrant for refus- ing to answer census questions about his business. The census taker also charged Shoemaker R0s- selli had thrown him out, Answered Rosselll: "I'm answer census questions when they put polite Everyt'ing can be explain. I walk out on him, yes . . . But I don't chase him." Gaining steam at Washington was the fight of Sen. Charles Tobey {Rap N. H.) to have personal in- come questions stricken from the 1940 nose count. Franklin Roose- velt had denounced it as "an obvi- ously political move," and the cen- sus bureau was willing to let citi- zens refuse the question if they wished. But Senator Tobey was adamant. Said he: "The Ameri- can people cry out, 'Holdl Enoughl' . . Those in authority will do well to face the issue . . . !" After several days of this, the sen- ate commerce committee voted 10 to 5 to postpone temporarily its consideration "of an Anti-personal question resolution. Meanwhile Census Taker Austin wrung his hands, for his house-to:house c~n. vase is to start April 2. Shodld congress continue to squabble, he knew not what would become of fl~e decennial census. Also in congress: Wagner Act. Twenty-one changes in the present act were recommend. ed to the house by a special investi- gating committee, but defeat was predicted. Chief proposal: Divorce- ment of NLRB judicial and admin- istrative functions, 'Clean Politics' Act. The senate killed a move to repeal the Hatch law's prohibition of political activ. Ity by federal employees, then be- gan arguing a proposal to extend the act to state workers who get part of their pay from federal funds. Agriculture. While the President signed legislation extending the farm mortgage moratorium, five Democratic senators introduced a bill to restore independence of the farm credit administration, recent- ly placed under the department of agriculture. TREND How the wind is blowing RELIEF--Patterned after the suc- cessful surplus foods stamp plan, a cotton stamp plan for distributing clothing among relief families will be started this month in five or six cities. AGRICULTURE -- According to Chicago crop authorities, U. S. win. tar wheat prospects in early March showed "some improvement" over the December 1 condition,thanks to better.than.normal winter moisture end snow protection against sub. zero weather. ARMY--The war department an. nounced surplus and "unstandard" munition supplies were being sold to neutral nations. Item: 90 six-inch World war guns stored at Aberdeen, Md proving ground since the World war, were sold "as is" and "where is" to Brazil. JEWRY--To prever.t Arab upris- ~gs, Britain restricted sale of Pal. estine land to Jews. When riots fol. lowed, Neville Chamberlain's gov. ernment won its first wartime cen- sure move in the house of corn. morn. By 292 to 129, the house up- held the Palestine decree, THE WARS: Peace in the North? Early March found Finland's war- riors valiantly trying to save Viipuri from the invading Reds, who let off excess steam by "deliberately" bombing a hospital in south-central Finland. Biggest news of the Russo-Ftnnish war, however, was the effort all Europe seemed mak- ing to bring these belligerents to peace. Background for this peace was the obvious fact that every Euro- pean nation would gain by it. Scan- dinavia would gain by side-stepping the combined pressure of France. Britain. Germany, Russia and Fin- land. Russia would gain by turning her attention to a sorry domestic situation. Knowing this, observers were not surprised when London, Berlin, Brussels, Paris and Stockholm be- gan bristling with reports that Sweden was mediating, that the Russo-Finrdsh war might be called off at any moment. Mostllkely terms: Surrender of the Karelian isthmus (including Viipu- rl), part of Lapland, Petsamo and the Hango naval base. As a "dead- line" drew near, the Finns practi- cally admitted such overtures had been made, yet there was small: chance they would be accepted. More War in the West? For the moment, northern peace talk had no effect elsewhere. In what was a day of wild and woolly warfare for the western front, 20 Britons were captured by the Nazis. Other t/3 MILLION TONS ITALY'S COAL SOURCES More from Britain? A new wave of torpedoings, bomb. ings and mine explosions cost the neutral Dutch 12 ships. But Britain's foe-of-the-week was Italy, which protested, furiously when the allies clamped an embar. go on Italian coal imports from the Reich. Within 48 hours 16 Italian ships were hauled into British ports and their coal cargoes discharged. Rome threatened the situation would become serious unless Britair backed down, but there was no sign of this. Already getting more than a fourth of her coal from Britain (see chart) Italy seemed faced wi~ the choice of declaring war (an im- probability) or swapping her muni- tions and airplane motors for Brit- ish coal. / Welles Mission Completing the first half of his European fact-finding Junket, U. S. Undersecretary of State Sumner Welles left Berlin, gathered his strength and his luggage in Lau. sanne, Switzerland, then headed for Paris. In Rome he had talked with a mild-mannered Bentto Mussolini. In Berlin he had met a tough and de- termined Adolf Hitler. Still on the calendar were two more visits. Mr. Welles was to fly from Paris to London, where Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain would probably restate hll war aims. Principal aim: {Destruction of the Nazi rule. Then Mr. Welles would return to Rome for more conversa. Siena with II Dune before catching the Cents Di Savo:a for home. Before he walks up the gangplank, ob- servers thought Summer Welles could not possibly avoid planting his foot in the potentially dangerotm British-Italian coal squabble. CHICAGO.--The circle narrows about Joe Louis and the con- tenders come into clearer view Young fighters who wouldn't have been even remotely considered as op. portents for him are ranging themselves against him. Johu. ny Paycheck al ready has been matched with him l,ee Savold is beinp readied for a shol at him. Only a week or so a~.<, Louis faltered, Grantland through 15 rounds Rice with the r~mp3"l mid ' clownish Arturo Godoy, the South American threat. This doesn't mean that Louis is ready to be taken and that the time is at hand for some strong young fellow to rush in, belt him out fr,m, under his crown and rush off to gather in a million dollars or so. He still can hold these young fel- lows off--he should be able to, since he still is a young fellow himself. But it means that he has entered on a new phase of his career. He is just the heavyweight chore- !plea now--and not a bogey man. !The lightning still crackles in his fists and he still ranks as one of the greatest fighters the ring ever has known. But he no longer fright- ens his opponents out of their wits. There are no more Paulinos dying la the training camp or Levinskys dving in the dressing room. A Terri/ying Appearance Once nobody--save Max Schmel- ~ng---thought of getting Louis off JOE LOUIS that single track on which he trav- els so fearsomely. That was in the time when to be matched with him meant certain destruction. Men took matches with him for the money alone--and then almost immediately began to regret their greed. There was something mys- terious and inscrutable and terrible about his very appearance. He was, it seemed, greater than any of the fighters who had gone before him. He was invincible and the USe tar lack of emotion that he showed made him terrifying. Most of his fights were won before he laid a glove on his opponent. The psycho- logical advantage was tremendous. Schmeling, in their first fight, demonstrated treat Louis had no de- fense against a cunningly launched right hand and knocked him out. Louis came back from that knock. out a better fighter because it fired him with a new determination and taught him a valuable lesson. He was a magnificent fighter the night he knocked out Jim Braddock to win the title and again the night he took his revenge on Schmeling. The Scene Changes But the scene in which he moves has been changed. None of those pressing closer about him now Is capable of beating him--but they know that he can be beaten. They know that In his last two fights he was hit often enough to have been knocked out but actually dldn't come even close to a knockout be- cause neither Bob Pastor nor Godoy can punch. Naturally, this is stimulating to the young heavyweights around the country. Two years or so ago there was no real inducement to any young heavyweight, beginning to throw his punches in some remote corner, to hit the trail for a tltl,~ match because there was a bogey man at the end of the trail. Now every young heavyweight is rushing to join the circle that has been formed about the champion. Rugged and ff/illing The boys are coming out of the bushes--out of the shops and off the docks and down off the trucks and out of the Jungles. The old lure is there again--the chance not only to grab some money to stay the limit, perhaps---but to beat Louis and win the title. This should bring about some ex- citing action. Louis, at 26, is rugged and full of health and not yet bored by his title or given to the usual soft way of living. Kathleen Norris Says: We All Have to Pay the Piper for Our Mistakes (Bell Syndicate--WNU Service.) :i Several years alter their divorce Mary and i'aal met and discovered they loved each other still. The resuhs were a second divorce for Prod and his remarriagt, to Mary. By KA THLEEN NORRIS WHEN we are young we call the tune, and when we are old we pay the piper. It's a terrifying thing to think of, but it's one of the inescapable facts of life. The cross you make for yourself in youth you carry in old age, nobody else can carry it for you, and there's no putting it down. That's why fathers and mothers waste their breath advising and warning. Don't drive so fast, dar- ling. Don't start going with that Don't eat dear. particular crowd, too much Don't drink too much. Don't marry until you really love; and when you do marry don't quar- rel, don't waste money, don't flirt, don't be extravagant. If this generation of children lis- tened, and profited by advice, and if the next generation did the same, and if the parents themselves were wise good men and women who hadn't made serious mistakes them- selves, what a world of high char- a.cter and nobility and happiness we would have in a hundred years! But alas, the parents are often as busy making mistakes as the chil- dren are, and when one mistake is superimposed upon another, and half a dozen more are thrown in from all sides, human lives get into terrible tangles, and only superhu- man powers can straighten them out. Prayer will, humility and pa- tience and faith will, but who be- lieves that in reference to the tire- some little tangles of every day? We save our prayers for the great crises of life, and even then usually bestow them generously on someone else. That Norma's baby will come safely. That dear George will get well. That Betty won't be so impatient with Gerald. We rarely praY that we ourselves will change, because one of the first things a baby learns, and one of the convic- tions that sticks to him most firmly, is that he is all but perfect. If you've made a mistake and you have to pay for it sometimes it helps a lot to face the music hon- estly and say, "I was wrong. I was young and ignorant and hot- headed and blind, and I made a serious mistake. All right, That's past. Now for the future, without mistakes!" A Ridiculous Mistake. In a letter that lies on my desk a woman who calls herself "Mary, Paul's Wife," tells me of a rather ridiculous mistake she and her hus- band made, and of the price they have to pay for it. They were married 12 years ago, and had two boys, now 10 and eight. Six or seven years after marriage hard times came; Paul lost his job; :his wife went to work, and domes- :tic trouble ensued. They were di- vorced by her wish, although she says when it came right down to leaving Paul she cried for four days and nights. She married a man named Ben, and Paul married a girl named Maude. Ben died, and two years ago Paul's first wife met him again. He is very prosperous now; he Was not happy with Maude, and he and Mary very soon discovered that they loved each other still. He needed his boys, and the upshot of that ac. cidcntal meeting was a second di- vorce for Paul, and his remarriage to Mary. They ~are now ideally hap- py, have a third small son only a few months old, and would be one of the world's contented couples If it were not that Paul has to pay Maude $200 a month. That eats into Mary's very soul. "Maude ;s well-fixed anyway," she writes. "She has a car, a beau- tiful apartment, and a maid. She goes away summers, entertains, dresses perfectly. We are paying almost a third of Paul's remaining income for our home, have three children, and only occasional help with housework. Is it fair that the money that would give me a good aurae and great comfort must go to Pay the Piper ~I. When we're young we call the tune and when we are older we pay the piper, says Kathleen Norris. It's an inescapable "fact of life." Nobody else can carry your cross for you. There's no putting it down. That's why fa- thers and mothers waste their breath advising and warning. If all the warnings and advice were heeded we'd have a wonderful world in a few generations. But unhappily people go right on making mistakes. tI. And when the time comes to pay up, the best thing to do is to accept the bill and start paying. {l. If it's money trouble, accord- ing to this writer, you have much for which to thank God. For many other troubles are worse. this selfish woman who lived with Paul only two years, never made him a home or showed him any real affection, and doesn't need the money? Of course we want the boys to be well-schooled, to go to col- lege, and yet that ridiculous $2,400 must be taken out of our income every year for a woman who means nothing to either of us. They Must Pay the Piper. "When we remarried and made this arrangement, we felt that Maude would marry again, but she shows no disposition to do so, and as she is beginning her forties she probably will not. I don't know what we can do about it, but it does seem that we should do some- thing." My dear Mary: There is nothing you can do about it except pay the piper, and thank God that the mis- take you made wasn't of a more serious nature and isn't going to cost you even more. Actually hun- dreds of thousands of families lost all their hard-saved capital eight or ten years ago, through speculation or unfortunate investments, and they have to pay the piper. Mil- lions pay the piper with chronic in- digestion and headache, because they WOULD eat and drink indis. creetly. An innocent small girl pays the piper because her mother would take her driving in a bitter wind, and the mastoid operation tha~ followed a head cold cost her her hearing. Unhappy and unsuccessful lives are all paying the piper; paying him for parental stupidities, for bad home influences, for lack of guid- ance or intelligence or grace. Slums and drunkenness and poverty and illness are all preventable, and while we let them exist someone is going to pay the piper for each and every one. War is the cruelest and stupidest mistake human be- ings make, and how we pay for it, and how our children's children will pay for it someday! So stop worrying about the money Paul has to pay Maude. You and he both acted llke undisciplined chil- dren when hard times came; you didn't stick to him as a wife should, and the discovery that you did love each other, after the quarrel, is what you are paying for. Forget Maude; forget the details; only say to yourself that you won't make that mistake again, and will try to pre. pare your boys for marriage along better lines than your own were. See that they know fine girls, and are ready to assume the responsio bilities of life courageously and wisely, and you'll more than make up for the errors in your ewn life, expensive as they seem. Mary Should Be Grateful. When your worst trouble is money, you have much for which to thank God. A cruel or drinking husband, a crippled child, circum- stances that separate you from [ those who love and need you, phys- ical suffering from some chronic dis- order, grin i'ng poverty, quarrel, i some atmospheres--these are real i troubles. 1 Jqsk Me nother A General Quiz The Questions 1. How long will a date palm bear fruit? 2. Is water in a bucket perfectly level on top? 3. What was the longest siege in history? 4. Is the practice of cribbing for, examinations a modern practice? 5. What is the name of the sci- ence of the earth and its life, geol- ogy, geography or geodesy? 6. Does United States citizen- ship confer the right to vote? 7. At what battle did the com- mander order: "Don't shoot until you see the whites of their eyes."? 8. What country controls the island of Tahiti? 9. How did the stiff felt hat come to be called a derby? 10. Does mercury evaporate in the open air? The Answers 1. A' date palm will bear fruit for two centuries or more. 2. Water in a bucket is slightly concave on top. 3. The siege of Tyre by Nebu- chadnezzar, which lasted 13 years, being raised in 572 B. C. 4. Evidence of cribbing by Chi- nese students as early as 1562 have been found. 5. Geography. 6. No. States grant the right to vote. 7. Battle of Bunker Hill. 8. France. 9. It was first worn at the earl of Derby's race track. 10. Mercury, the only liquid met- al, may evaporate in the open air for years without a detectable in weight. ~'m reel Ftam~.m OPPORTUNITY , IT IS the proper function sf govern- - meat to prevent the erection of any unnatural barriers to file equality of op- portunity. But when equality of oppor:. tunity is assored, government should interfere aa little as possible with the normal activities of the people and the normal processes of trade and industry." --f/. S. Senator Carter Glass. Though It Hurts Justice and truth are absolutely essential to the highest friendship; we respect a friend all the more because he is just and true, even when he hurts our pride and mot- titles us most.--O. S. Marden. THROAT Does your throat feel prickly when you swallow --due to a cold? Benefit from Luden's special fo~- mule. Contains cooling menthol that helps br/ng quick relief. Don't suffer another second. 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