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Community Interest THE OGDENSBURG JO URNAL EDITORIAL PAGE Public Service What Is The Future Of The Airport In Ogdensburg? A good many people in Ogdensburg are wondering what is going to happen to the city airport. John Robillard terminated his lease and has been operating for some time on a month to month basis. He has been selling his equipment, 'has only one plane operating there now and has had no avia- tion gas for the past 30 days or so. He evi- dently intends to withdraw from the airport. What is to happen then? A group of local flying enthusiasts are organizing a club to take over the airport when it is available for lease. Among them arc such well known men as Harold Hobbs,. Dr. Stphen J. Cattley, Roy Billings, Homer Dunn, Dominic Pagano, Joe Weil, Leon Overacker and many others. They propose to have a club of 50 members and if possi- ble lease the airport and employ a full time manager. They will give repair service, gas and oil and have planes available for instruction and for chartered trips. They don't expect to make money on the venture but they do want, to have an airport which is open and functioning in Ogdensburg and which they and others can use. This group is planning sensibly and real- istically. They propose that if the city will buy the paint they will have a \painting bee* and renovate the hangar inside and out. If the city will provide some rollers and graders they will volunteer to provide the labor to work on the runways and smooth tiiem out- They are sot asking the taxpayers to put lip a large sum of money, but they believe feat they can do a lot to the airport for a very little money if they have the oppor- tunity. They have discussed their plans with the airport committee of the Common Council which is composed of Aldermen Jak Stevens, Henry Lebeau and Henry Bouchard and have found them interested snd sympathetic. Certainly something should be done with Ogdensburg's airport. All around us we see neighboring towns with airports which have fine, hard surfaced runways, new hangers and administration buildings and airlines using the facilities. Massena, Watertown, Malone, Plattsburg and Saranac Lake have modern airports which are constantly being improved. Here we are, the only city in St- Lawrence County, the most important point of entry to the U.S., the customs headquar- ters for all Northern New York, on the most direct line between Ottawa and Washington with an airport which has become a cow pasture. The group of men interested in organizing the Flying Club and taking over the airport believe that they can do a lot to improve what facilities we have with very little money. They believe in creeping before you run. They should be given every encourage- ment and support and opportunity to show what they can 6?o. If they succeed there is no reason why Og- densburg cannot someday keep up with the times and have an airport which will serve the city and provide for the future. If we don't we will remain on the branch line with a dilapidated field which can only be used for an occassional emergency landing. The airlines and air traffic will continue to pass us by. The airport committee of the Common Council has an important job to do and a great responsibility to the future of the c : l\ Vt's see what they can do. Ggtattftoug pturtml telephone 859 for Business Office Phone 857 or 858 for News & Editorial Department MEMBERS OP rHE ASSOCIATED PRESS '3?he Associated Prew la entitled excltislvelv to th* use for republication of all the local news printed tn this newspaper, as well as al] AP news dis- patches Published by the Northern New Yorfe publish- ing Co Inc.. 308-310 Isabella 8t. Ogdensburg. 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'President 7 Dewey As Long-Time Aide Knows Him By HON. BENJAMIN F. FiEINBERG Senator Feinberg, of Plattsburg, as Presi- dent pro tern and Majority ILeader of the New York State Senate, has been closely associated with Gov. Thomas E. Dewey, and as such is an extremely prominent member of the \Dewey Team,\ particularly in the formulation, development and enactment of the Dewey - Legislator's program during the last six years of the Governor's tenure as the State Chief Executive. He is in an ex- cellent spot to forecast the manner in which Governor Dewey will handle vital adminis- trative and legislative problemis in Washing- ton. Since it is now as near a certainty as any- thing in politics can be that Governor De- wey will be the next President of the United States, people everywhere, both in this coun- try and abroad, are asking, \What kind of a President will he be?\ By this they do not mean simply \Will he be an able President?\ for the record oi his accomplishment at Albany is suffi- cient answer to that question. They want to know how he will operate. What kind of men will he have in his cab- inet? Will he be an auto- FIRST crat, a dictator-type? Will OF . his be a one-man adminis- TWO tration? Will he try to keep ARTICLES all the reins of government in his own hands, or will be delegate authority? How will he get along with Congress? Will he be easy to work with or difficult and unapproachable? People want to know whether he is the kind of executive that is likely to make mistakes, whether he is cau- tious or daring, whether he \plays his hun- rhes\ as President Roosevelt did, or whe- ther he is [actual in his approach to diffi- cult problems. They want to know whether the country will be safe under his leadership, or whether they are * f taking a chance\ by ejecting him President. These are all interesting and important questions especially in the critical times through which we are passing, for it is al- most certain that the shape of things to come for many generations wilJ be deter- mined., during his administration. Both in the international and in the domestic field the solution of pressing problems and the poli- cies adopted during the next four years will set this country on a new course that may lead to war or to peace, to a settled inter- national order or a continuation of the pres- ent, disturbances, to \free enterprise\ or to a controlled economy and some form of state socialism, to established prosperity or to recurring booms and depressions. People are wise in asking what kind of an administration will we have when 'this man, who appears destined to be the na- tion's leader during this troublesome era, takes office. As Majority Leader of the New York Stale Senate for the past five years, I have enjoyed the rare privilege of being intimate- ly associated with Governor Dewey as a member of what has come to be known as the \Dewey Team.\ This association with Governor Dewey has given me the opportunity to work close- ly with him and other members of the team and has enabled me to reach certain, defin- ite conclusions as to the kind of government our nation will have after next January 20th, To begin with, an examination of Gover- nor Dewey's career, from the time he enter- ed public service as Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York to the completion ot six years as Gover- nor of this state, shows a definite pattern of procedure that is unmistakably clear. Whether as special prosecutor appointed by Governor Lehman to \bust\ New York City rackets that had defied the law, or, as New York County District Attorney warring with amazing success against entrenched political malefactors, or as head of the Em- pire State's vast government machine his methods have been basically the same. Hi* system—the \Dewey System\—is simple, yet it is amazingly effective. It can be sum- med up, in most of its essentials, by one phrase—\team work\. It may be that there have been more bril- liant trial lawyers than Governor Dewey, more effective orators before juries, more clever cross examiners of recalcitrant wit- nesses. Yet, no one in this country ever had a more remarkable record of convictions of public enemies than he. The reason was that his work had been largely done when he stepped into court. Every phase of the case, from the most sal- ient fact to the most minute detail, had been thoroughly examined, checked and recheck- ed by a corps of associates and assistants working under* his direction as a well bal- anced team. Nothing whatever was left to chance. He never found it necessary to improvise, and his seeming remarkable brilliance was not the result of superhuman intuition or inspira- tion, as many supposed, but of hours and weeks of unceasing work, performed by a corps of able men working together, not as a group of individuals, but as an organiza- tion—a \team\, as Governor Dewey always calls it. Tomorrow—no ff yes men\ on \team\. The Melancholy Days as am We, Baffle For Berlin 7 he Women By Ruth Millett He's always m a k i n g cracks with a sharp edge about how his wife is the boss of the family, or how he is just another hen-pecked husband. His wife never offers any defense. But she easily could. Since their marriage he has pushed off first one and then another of his duties onto her shoulders. He brings his pay check home and gives it to her—not because he has been hounded into it, but because he doesn't want to be bothered with the paying of bills, the budgeting for necessities, etc. Their friends are her friends simply because he doesn't makt the effort to make friends of his work- ing associates. The children take her word for law because if they ask their dad anything he says: \You'd better ask your moth- er about that. She's the boss.\ He often notices things around the house that should be done but instead of taking the responsibility for repair- ing them he says: \You'd better get something done about that.\ Consequently in that fam- ily the wife IS the boss. She has been pushed into being the boss because she is mar- ried to a man who doesn't want to assume responsibili- ties. And that is probably true in many of the families where the woman runs things. Where it is true, a man has no business resenting the fact that he isn't head of the family. Is e For furope iflggyur-t^mii-i H4MJI ^ By RELMAN MORIN AP Foreign Affairs Analyst (For DeWitt Mackenzie) \If you give up Berlin, you. give up Europe,\ the German said. \It is as simple as that.\ He is a Berliner, a mem- ber of that group of news- papermen who have been in the United States studying American newspapers and their methods. Quite pro- bably, his opinions are weighted on the side of Am- erican policy in Germany, since he lives under the pro- tection of American arms, and practices his profession by virtue of an American license. However, he is no yes-man. He is quietly critical of some phases of American policy, but not as it relates to Ber- lin. • His reasoning, I think is worth reporting, as a count- erpoise to the arguments of many Americans who be- lieve we have blundered ter- ribly by clinging to our per- ilous toehold in Berlin. They say we should have pulled out, because— 1. Berlin is untenable, stra- tegically: the airlift can be stopped just as the trains were stopped. 2. By staying, we have per- mitted the importance of the city to be ballooned to such proportions that we cannot afford to quit Berlin, and the Russians cannot afford to let us stay there. 3. The Americans in Ber- lin are at the mercy of the Russian army, and the Unit- ed States, as a whole, may be dragged into war by \the actions of any trigger-happy corporal,\ and over an is- sue that is intrinsically un- important to America. So goes the line of criti- cism against the position this government has taken on Berlin. Now comes the answer of the German editor: \In the first place, if you get out of Berlin — suppose you. withdraw to the Anglo- American zones of occupa- tion in the West—then you merely transfer the point of friction. \You w T oukl still have a common zonal border with the Russians. The incidents and the causes of tension would quickly begin to ap- pear there. They would find excuses and reasons for in- terference in Bizonia, just as they have in Berlin — most probably over the ad- ministration of the Ruhr.\ But, he said, a result of vastly greater consequence would accrue if the Ameri- cans pulled back. He estimated that less than one percent of the Ger- man people, even those who live in the Russian zones, are Communists or even Com- munistically inclined, at this point. l)r Brady's Health Talks Roll Away Troubles Barbs When the cat's,behind the davenport, Junior's home from school. A girl in Paris is going to marry a man she shot last fall. Sounds like the cart be- fore the horse. An English scientist says we are longer in the .morn- ing than in the evening. And shorter on Thursday than on Monday. * * * * Look for counterfeit mon- ey, Uncle Sam is alwaj 7 s warning us. What we're look- ing for is real money. * % * Why be stubborn? The fel- low who sets his head seldom hatches out much . Timing myself, I find it takes 12 seconds to do a half dozen rolls here by my desk—and whenever I get tied up in a knot trying to tell you how to keep happy I get right down and roll a few somer- saults (my kind, not Webster's) and come up, in just 12 seconds, ready to get on with it. Now, don't misunderstand me, old timers. If you have not tried any such foolishness in years, I'm not urging you to try it now. I'm just saying how sorry I feel for you, you poor stiff. Oh, well, I suppose there will always be some millions of high school and college graduates whose education ('below the neck) will be neglected just like yours. Be that as it may, please remem- ber that any one who tries my kind of somersaults does so at his or her own peril. I'm pretty callous about the alleged consequences some cor- respondents report—crick in the bacjk, pain in the neck, etc. After all, if you have a grain of common sense you should know instinctively when you get curled up ready to roll, whether you can go through with it and come up smiling. Moreover I have always main- tained that somesaults are not exercise, so please don't quote me incorrectly about that. Candidly, on occasional mornings when I'm a little late, I$>mit nay usual few minutes of calisthenics and just roll half a dozen or s dozen somersaults, on the way tc breakfast. With the author's permission 1 quote the \indications\ for six somersaults morning and evening as stated in an article published in the New York Medical Journal, 2-22-'19. Menstrual difficulties of young women, dysmenorrhea without gross lesions, scanty and irreg- ular menstruation and menorr- j hagia. \Poor circulation in men or women, but most commonly the complaint of women patients with a sallow complexion or Chloasma, and particularly cold feet. This condition seems to accom- pany a splanchnic blood stasis. Simple constipation and intestinal statis due to ptosis. Flatulence and fullness and distress attributed to \gas\ in stout patients who obviously eat too' much or too fast or both. The blues and mental depression not dependent on discoverable disease. The author quoted is an inter- national quack by the name of Brady. Now let's be serious about this. If you are curious about the thing ask in writing for Invitation to the Somers aultauqua and inclose stamped envelope bearing your address. . Washington Merry-Go-R ound By Drew Pearson Governor Dewey Will Need Fair Minded Senate Democrats Will Help Dewey More Than Isolationist Re- publicans Washington -r- The record of Congress during recent years is not unlike the present garbled politics of the coun- try. Party lines have been cut. Republicans sometimes voted with Democrats; some Democrats lined up with. Republicans. This will probably continue. It will probably also be true that Dewey will get as much support from certain Democrat* as he will from some Republicans. On international issues — now probably the most important before Congress—it is cer- tain that most Democratic Senators will give him more back- ing than such isolationists as Brooks of Illinois, Dworshak of Idaho, or Robertson of Wyoming. In fact, the irrepressible, lovable Congressman John Taber has already served notice that the GOP isolationists are planning to give brother Dewey a rough time on two issues— economy and international cooperation. Electing the right kind of Senate, therefore, is second only to the election of President. With this in mind, here is the Merry-Go-Round roll-call of U. S. Senators up for election next month: Joseph Ball. Republican, Minnesota — A mixed-up per- sonality who gets tangled in his own emotions. A former edi- torial writer, Ball came to the Senate determined to do right, but when he swung to Roosevelt in 1944 he was so ostracized by his own Republicans that, to win back their favor, he swung to the reactionary extreme, Joe has now been on so many different sides of so many different fences that'he has lost his usefulness. Styles Bridges, Republican, New Hampshire — A tough, forthright scrapper who has usually voted against his isola- tionist GOP colleagues. He watches pennies, raises Cain over to much*spending and frequently votes against the GOP re- actionaries. Bridges'is an asset to the Senate. \Curley\ Brooks, Republican, Illinois — Brooks has been opposed to almost all of Dewey's New York record, A like- able personality with a charming wife, Brooks is wholly con- trolled by the Chicago Tribune and is almost proucl ©f it. If re-elected he will be in Dewey's hair on many issues, John Cooper, Republican, Kentucky —- Has made an ex- cellent record during his brief term in the Senate, has sup- ported Democrats on foreign policy, and will be an asset if re-elected. Henry Dworshak, Republican, Idaho — Along with Curley Brooks, he is the most dyed-in-the-wool isolationist in ths Senate, Dworshak permitted his mailing list to be used by a Hitler propagandist, was glad to have the support of Gerald L. K. Smith, and is one of the few Western Senators who didn't fight hard for reclamation. His mediocre Senate record includes trying to get an honorable discharge for an Ameri- can soldier convicted of rape, murder and running a boy down with a motorcycle. Dworshak will be no asset to Dew- ey. Homer Ferguson, Republican, Michigan — Came to ths Senate with a record for graft cleanup and as long as the Democrats controlled the Senate Ferguson had. a healthy knack of keeping them on their toes. Once he got. into pow- er, however, Ferguson lost that knack. He made a fool of himself in the Howard Hughes investigation, was bluffed out of his probe of Senator Thomas of Oklahoma when Thomas threatened to go after Ferguson and, finally, dropped the Tucker Auto investigation for reasons best known, to himself but after the GOP national committee-woman from Michigan was paid' $17,850. A homey, congenial personality, Ferguson won't stand up under fire. He has lost all chance of being Dewey's Attorney General — the job he so ardently coveted. Ed Johnson, Democrat, Colorado -— A tough veteran who knows his legislative onions, Johnson, does a good job for his State and his voting record usually represents the folks back home. He is a competent public servant, James Murray, Democrat, Montana — Though a million- aire, Murray has spent all his years in the Senate battling for the underdog. No Senator on either side of the aisle has a better record. On international issues and such domestic problems as health and housing he will support Dewey far better than his GOP colleague from Montana. Edward V. Roberston, Republican, Wyoming —- Manager of the Coe Ranch, owned by his brother-in-law, the Senator has been the undying friend of the big sheep and cattle men, but voted against most measures for labor and the little fel- low. Born in England, he married the daughter of H. H. Rog- ers, partner of old John D. Rockefeller. Robertson has usual- ly voted isolationist and though a wealthy man has had his wife and chauffeur on the Government payroll. Chapman Revercomb, Republican, West Virginia — Hand- some, smooth talking, likable Chappie tangled with Dewey over the Displaced Persons Bill and was even criticized by his own church (Presbyterian) for religious discrimination in connection with this Bill. Chappie has consistently voted with this Bill. Chappie has consistenly voted the big business in- terests of his State. George Wilson, Republican, Iowa — A likable, sweet char- acter, Wilson gets along with all his colleagues, but has been unable to conquer one serious weakness. A man in high pub- lic life must necessarily remain reasonably temperate. Un- fortunately, Wilson has missed many Senate sessions and im- portant committee meetings because of his intemperance. Leverett Saltonstall, Republican, Massachusetts — A Bos- ton blue-blood who dates his ancestry back to the Pilgrim Fathers, Saltonstall votes right more frequently than he votes wrong. He casts rather a thin shadow on the Senate, however, and sometimes seems almost frightened of that shadow. Kenneth Wherry, Republican, Nebraska — A likable, rol- licking legislative roustabout, Wherry has been wrong on a painful number of issues but deserves credit for his untiring leadership of the Republican side. He has harassed and whipped his GOP colleagues into a smooth-working Senate machine, and it took a man of Wherry's energy and brass to do it. Other Senatorial candidates will be covered in future columns. First Ram-Jet Helicopter Flies ^-WA-fW^*^* Charles Wood pilots the first ram-jet helicopter, as it flies over Sfe. Louis, Mo. The little craft, named \Little Henry,** was built fcr McDonnell Aircraft for ths ,&g&Sk„,_ 1

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