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mm T THE JOURNAL-NEWS, NYACK, N. Y„ TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1940 will be the fate of fashion once the European AMERICA'S REAL \DICTATORS\l conflict ends, if ever, and Paris is once more, By BRESSLER open to world trade. Paris, right now, is rirrf-' Mo.pt aund.yi . m nona.r. to. l - m - a strange city in a strange country and, it is n °t to be Imagined that the designers who ST iliiujlbk ...... . ................ . ........... BminM. u»M«M^have for decades given the world its clothes and its styles are at present spending their “ » N Mt?«foo t'rm *b.*Ma to^My'poutt i« time in the work which made them famous. lutM, SUM • rw to »I>P fortlrt »ddrM» Even were they still designing for their Audit But««u ot circulation (ABC.), ctnun present German masters, those styles would AatodtUonw *nd lh* InttrnaUonal N«w» Servic*. * i a + i ««+{« never reach this side of the Atlantic and uori codim ot THe journai -- n * w 8 wid in aociiiond the woman who wants a Paris label must eJKS d.»y than mi th. w-w» p » p *« keep on wanting. The last word in dress no longer comes from the boulevards and u^• I !^«V l, «i D »ochtoan 0 Av , .nua mere man does not seem to be vividly aware 0>l ‘ c ** a * _______________ ■ • - __________ of any loss. TOM'-LESS Tutopnon. Sarvlea (rom 90 par cant ot Hocltlnnd County by ualni the naareat trunk llnat BltRINO VALLEY III* NANOETIM NYACK III* HAVERSTltAW 49H TUESDAY. NOVEMBER 5, 1940 Woman is capricious in her acceptance of style and it is not conceivable that she would accept gracefully as the last word from Paris a dress which a dictator had ordered ' to be designed and- worn. Such is not the dictate of fashion for women ’ s clothes must be chosen as whim decides what shall be in The American Way Americans flock to the polls today ,jn style, not what a dictator of fashion directs, tvfery city ward and every country cross- .. ' a . Prance no longer free and a Paris roads as they have for a century and more, ruled by anyone but the French just wouldn't expressing by ballot that is utterly free their .^e Paris and an industry that was worth mil- choice of administration. There arc two ma- lions in annual revenue has ceased to exist, jor party candidates but there is no com- whether it will ever regain its place in the pulsion to vote for thosA men. Minority woman's world is a question open to serious party candidates are supported with as great debate. freedom of choice. With Paris on the road to fashion oblivion Europeans, voting as they are directed nn( j London Occupied only with defense and 1 to vote and in danger of concentration camp oggapg f ro ni air raids a bright vista opena if they don ’ t vote as directed, have difficulty, for Ncw York especially. Already there have perhaps, in comprehending the American jj Cen jp a ]i showings by New York designers way. There is nothing like it in continental an£ j ^ seems , probable that American Europe any more and until such time as the designers will take from their French dictators are overthrown Europeans will confreres without the semblance of a never be able to comprehend. It ’ s just an- gjruggjg f 0 r a supremacy that Europe has Other American fairy tale. u-u t — a — I No matter who wins today ’ s election, the held for decades. Hitler may be able to dictate what taxes American people will refuse to give up that ^ French muBt ^ what must ^ done freedom of choice of pubhc servants. Demo- with the French ^ what aid and naval OTtaimay be disappointed and feel sure that ^ ^ be up and what the con. the country is going to the bow-wows or d Bhall cat when there iB no Republicans may be down-hearted and mam- j _, v.. t u ______ , Listen, World Ay ELSIE ROBINSON food, but he cannot dictate to women what tain that the future is black. But both they ’ 8ha]1 wear That is a distinctly feminine Tko Traffic Booth pertles will set to work immediately to pre- J . lilt? I I a 11IV. UUU111 THEY'RE OFF! The ink on thlfl paper will be hardly dry before p*rwTO wm vu Dr erocative. p4re for the next election and another free ^ . repression of choice. Freedom of the ballot A \ d >f American women will only come is a. important as free speech or a free press. iL^stvllh^hlt wm The campaign has been a strange one J U8 ^ aa a ^ract e j y of e | CCl | on , c t urns f rom n ow England poiia. what since the days of the Republican conven- the y have ln former yea™ habitually ac- with tim. diii.rance. varying hour, m the cio.mg * ^ M ^ . pnntorl fmm Pnris last word the pollfl, and the critical position of several Juicy tion when a surge of public sentiment swept ce I te j c lrom a 5 . . . blocs of electoral votes, it will be the. wee hours Wendell Willkie into a nomination that would foundation of a great strict y American b8fore you know if the movlng van wiU call at not denied. Democrats tried a week later ‘ \ dustr y wil1 have been laid. Its entirely up th. wh.t. Hou.e thi. winter. By Robert Deed to put on as convincing a demonstration for Franklin D. Roosevelt but without ns great - success, for it was too obvious that the con ­ vention was waiting upon what the Presi ­ dent himself should do. Willkie at-once plunged into an active to the ladies. Behind the News By CHARLES STEWART The limelighted place of aeveral Americans as the only voters in their particular election districts was eclipsed a couple of weeks ago when the board of registry of a New York district was obliged by court order to sit in special session for three hours to permit a man to register. •This pampered voter had been denied registra ­ tion on the regular day because his citizenship THE Greek legation in Washington is consid- ovilt tuMa erably depressed by Italy's w f ar move against its papers, framed and hung in his syrup factory, had campaign that earned him far and wide >maI > klagiom . b«n .o fum.d that only a few word. war. i.gibi., through the country, Strangely enough A. a Hellenic dlplpmatlo attach, put It to When hi. cltlzcn.hlp waa verified he won the court without nnro ntnnninp- off or over in Rock- mt - \ on * Gr« k .oldler I. a match for three or c ,der permitting him to make hi. delayed cnroll- Wtinoui once Stopping on or over in n0CK (gw Iullani but „ they plle in nv , or , ix l0 one nunt . And he m „de the regl.trar. ait for two hour. land County. That was no great oversight aga i n .t us, they msy make us a deal of trouble. ” and 55 minutes before he showed up! Our own American military men take it for granted that the Axis will make Henry Behrens, retired Iona Island worker, held short work of the little country, a phenomensl hand at pinochle recently. He held possibly with the exception of the cards for a score of 1,500 and bid the hand Its coastal fringe, along which to the limit, to ths chagrin of his three friends, they think that Britain ’ s East- Not like our bridge bidding, which gave us a ern Mediterranean fleet may grand slam the other night on a paltry opening help it formidably. bid of one club, with eight trumps in hand and To be | sure, the Greeks are plenty of side strength. And our bidding which rated as first rate fighters and usually aeea us set three tricks at a contract of two. the Italians as pretty weak- t • • • kneed warriors. However, the The death of Billy Edwards of Nyack and Greeks are away outclassed in Frank Wiley of Suffcrn on the same day takes numbers, and those they have t wo great, old firemen from the county. We didn ’ t lack much equipment, whereas know Judge Wiley so well but a handful of en- the Italians are quite well sup- counters with Mr. Edwards left us with the feeling piled in the latter respect. Fur- t hat he was a grand character, extent that he waa most often on the de- thsrmort, it ’ * assumed, that, even if Dictator Mus- Billy Edwards Was modestly proud of his unique fanoUra an/I avn1ainin<v sollnl does need any assistance, Dictator Hitler record aa a fireman more or less active up to his xenwve, denying and explaining. will provide him with it-and nobody questions the i aBt months on earth. He was not. however, National party management for the Germans ’ prowess on the battlefield. campaign was in new hands, John D. N M. f albanm a factor Hamilton of the Middle West giving way to / xlbanla may prova t0 bc an anU -Aii. (..tor Joe Martin of Massachusetts and Jim Far- m ‘ he equation. lay of Haveretraw replaced by Ed Flynn of A ^ **«»» * unn y 'h*' that w.e mile country .u -n ,v- .; . „ ar a * should signify In the situation. Yet its across U>* Bronx. Of the two new figures Martin Albania that the Axto fore.* hav. been striving for Rockland County, was pretty well sold on the Republican candidate and he could use ' the time to better advantage elsewhere. He staged a steady campaign, speaking with nearly the sarte vigor at the end of his drive aa he did at the start although it was a terrific strain on his voice. Mr. Roosevelt, on the other hand, spoke ‘ but seldom on admittedly political topics and not until the last two weeks of the cam ­ paign did he awing into an active fight. By that time charges had piled tip to such an of his long service. The first night we met him, at an Exempt Firemen ’ s Association dinner sev ­ eral years ago, we chatted for an hour before he let drop the remark that he had been a member of Chelsea Hook and Ladder Company \quite a while.\ Quite a while, indeed; about 50 years at that time. It was not he who told of his part in organiz ­ ing Chelsea after seven or eight years in Empire Hook and Ladder Company. Commissioner Harry Williams of Chelsea covered the subject pretty thoroughly, while Billy Edwards all but blushed, at the latter ’ s 60-year anniversary party given by Chelsea nearly two years ago. Mr. Edwards, as it happened, was Harry ’ s sponsor for membership in Chelsea over 35 years ago. Men like Billy Edwards are a bridge with the past, that time which seems so dim to the younger men, that period when fire apparatus was hauled by nand or, if a company was prosperous, by hired or even owned teams of horses. Pumps were noth ­ ing like those of today, and neither was hose. Everything was so vastly different that it is a marvel, worth contemplating in a moment of silence, to find men who have lived and been active in both eras. Mr. Edwards was not, we arc told, the very oldest member of a fire company in the Nyacks, that honor going to Victor Ackerman of Orange- town Engine Company. But he was, everyone agrees, probably the oldest who retained a good share of activity in flremanlc affairs. JUST UP from th* cloarlng where I ’ ve been laying out a new strawberry bed. What a sunset! Wish you, could have seen it boiling up, over the range, Jn a clear, coraj flame, with the fleids fading into violet 'dust beneath It, and the bared branches etched against It In black lace. All day long a storm has been in the' making. Now, in the twilight hush, you can feel the nearing rain — sharp with the smell of leaf mold, fallen pears and apples, pine needles, \Mountain Mls ’ ry ” and wild mushrooms. Docs ‘ something to you, the sight and smell and feel of things like that. Makes all the horror, hatred and hysteria of these days seem like a bad dream. But* getting back to those berries — happen to know anything about raising them? I ’ m no expert my ­ self but I ’ ve fooled around with garden truck moat of my life and thought I knew most of the tricks. But they sprung a new one lately that ’ s a honey. At least It ’ s new to me. You ’ ve seen how strawberries are planted — \hilled up ” in long, high rows so the\ water can flow between them, and the countless runners can have room to branch out from the old plants, rooting as they go. Then, come Spring, you and the ‘ birds race for first serv ­ ing! Sounds simple enough . but strawberry raising can be plenty complicated. The plahts start eas ­ ily enough but they lose their bear ­ ing enthusiasm mighty soon. Time was when the beds were moved every two or three years for no ­ body counted on getting more than a few crops from the same plant or plot. But, ns I said, they ’ ve got ­ ten around that now. Come January — here in Califor ­ nia — <hc farmers go between the rows with a gadget something like a cultivator, except it has blades which skim beneath the surface and cut the old roots. Not entire ­ ly off — they leave enough for new growth and grip. You ’ d think it would ruin the plants, wouldn't you? Instead it gives them a now lease on life. Where, before, they stopped bearing after a couple of seasons, now they stay as lively aa their own runers, come across with bigger and better crops, year af ­ ter year. Theory is — a strawberry plant grows old bottomside first. Uses up its vitality sending out roots and \getting sot. ” Pretty soOh it's all roots and leaves and no ber ­ ries. Now the new scheme puts it back into circulation by pruning those roots, breaking up that old, stubborn grip. Darned shame that can't be done to us humans when we begin get ­ ting \sot\ and unproductive. For we, too, take root. Not actual roots, of course, but their equivalent, which can wreck us Just as «urtly. Bonds of prejudice and sentimen ­ tality, cowardice and conceit. Ec ­ centric notions . . . pampered hab ­ its .. . foolish feuds. Nothing much to* them at first — we can break them anytime we want,' ws tell ourselves. But we don ’ t break them. They multiply, grow strong^ er, tougher. Presently we ’ re held as if by cables. Our productive days arc over. We may still think we ’ re live numbers, but we ’ re not fooling anyone. No, it isn ’ t inevitable, \just a part of growing old. ” It can hap ­ pen as easily at 25 as at 65. It happens whenever life becomes too secure and satisfied. And it can be as surely stopped. Those root- pruned strawberry plants renew their fruitful youth because their security has been cut away; they ’ re forced to make a struggle. And with that struggle cornea new eag ­ erness and energy. Take away our human comfort and aaiety and you ’ lfe see the same thing happen. Shock and loss, humiliation and poverty have saved many a mortal from sterility. If you want to stay young, snap out of that rut . . • Junk those prejudices . . . cut those roots! Unpreparedness Called Cause of France^ Defeat The Grab Bag tA* boastful mold of fireman always ready to brag The Enlisted Men's Club of the army at Mitchell Field, Long Island, waa in a sad plight last Saturday night. There were 1,500 soldiers itching to dance at the first of a series of weekly flings at terpsichore — and only 75 girls to be their part ­ ners. According to all accounts, the girls, belles or not, got the rush of their social lives. Soldiers who missed dancing entirely, however, are putting pressure on their club officers to round up a thou ­ sand likely babes by next week-end. In such mili ­ tary crises as this may be cause for conscription of the ladies between 18 and 29 . Human Side of the News By Edwin C. Hill THE WORLD APPEARS to be doesn ’ t seem to understand are . .............................. .. _ __________ ______ __ ___________ __ biological man of tha Nazis is go- appears to have far greater national poll- to get into Greace overland, dodging the British tobogganing into managed econo- poet and a genius. ing strong at the moment, but hla tlcsl abilitv that Flvnn a pond man for a aMt ’ , ” u P' rloril )' on lh « water. my. 0*netlcl*ta inatot that we They flgma jn bolh bueball and birthright la written In the blood aoilliy uiai pjynn. a gOOQ man lor a Now It|l | y rcccntly grabb , d the Albanian realm, mu.t have a managed biology-the ' ° \ of bettor men and he ca n prevail City machine but that S about all. kicking King Zog out Into axil*. According to Ital- dlctatora ara already bringing It WBr ;. ^ r ‘ W \ 1 h“ p * for .Jj'* only by the destruction of all clvll- Flvnn. for that matter pot off on the l,n •«°unts the Albanlana were glad of It. but through-and now it begins to look world aa long aa a anoptender like , Iat | on Both cla | mc d th* high , vi / * , . other stories are to the effect that they were a* as if we were in for managed ‘ h * .?e. : sanctions of aclence; the latter wrong foot When he let bad temper inter- ma d aa hornets, ind that, today, they ’ re in a state sport. News that the Brooklyn vld va ’ Go or a filching miracles of science for its rrv~ passage of Axia troops across their territory their late seaeon practice at the expense of the newspapers. The boys lnt0 ‘ areew. g.me., for «iow motion study m On the neWS beats just love men who do The Italian version 1* that the Greeks and Al- things like that and it takes a long time to b>n 'ill ! v h V,u,°. n * thVl° ' n'nt their let* aeaaon practice and R ’ on, y- game, for alow motion .tudy In M<lrx baa. on clo.er examination, the Winter, la too deep In the trend b '* n r * v,x, ‘ d '>* » lrl *w man. The One-Mlnuto Teat 1. What was the first important American biography written? 2. How high must one go in a tall building to get away from city street noises? 3. What arc bilboes? Hints on Etiquette No need to be sclf-conacioua about speaking to an acquaintance when you meet on the street, even if you are a younger woman and the acquaintance is a man. Say, \How do you do? ” or \Hello\ cor ­ dially. It may be construed as rudeness or unfriendliness If you do not speak. Words of Wisdom Not in the achievement, but in the endurance of the human soul, does it show its divine grandeur, and it alliance with the infinite God. — E. H. Chopin. Today s Horoscope A difficult year lies ahead for those who have birthdays today. They should exercise circumspec ­ tion in all things, Including love affairs, and avoid changes. The child bom on this date will have a strong character. A brilliant intel ­ lect, exceptional intuitional and oc ­ cult powers endow the child born today, and success seems certain. One-Mnut« Teat Answers 1. Chief Justice Marshall's \Life of Washington ” 2. Under average conditions, street noises are said not to bo disturbing from the 10th or 12th floor up. 3. It is a name given to a bar of iron with sliding shackles dnee used to fetter prisoners. HYNTHETKJ MEN , , - , They relate that, not long ago, the Greeks UV6 QOWn the error. Probably the news- caught an \Albanian patriot\ (a pro-Italian) and of tha times for comfort. Sport always has been a King's- X domain, free from the harsh papers Will last a great deal longer than' cho Pl ’ ' d hl * he,d ° n - 11 re »ny happened, probably, uintle. and hard logic of nci.ncc. Flvnn In »nv PV/nt tTarlov'. mnin In But ,he arttW l* rn 14 th » l 'b® ch »P w » ,n t * It ha. btan a land wher, anything £iynn. in any event, Parleys main in- patriot. They aay ha waa a bandit and that th. Al- could happen. Cellar Champa may junction to the papers was to spell his name bantam were delighted to have hla bean amputated. ba t 0 the top by aome aud- rieht. Anyway, there are report* that Albania's In dan gBIatue. The paloolta may iPi-i _ _______ • anti-Italian revolt, Rome denlta It, and there's no mlraculoualy And hlmielf and Early tomorrow morning, possibly even knowing, due to the cenaorahlp. by midnight, the country will know its presi- The rumor ’ • ound probable, though. The ai - . _______ ____ . . banian* ara a super liberty-loving people. Their OWIt for the next four years. Election bitter- methods of fighting also are decidedly primitive, hess will have been forgotten and the coun- In lh * dB >'* before the laet world War i waa try WiU be united in its plans for defense, in l '' ^rS'tn? com- kaleidoscope shifts to new points. There Wttl I ’ 1 *?'. ® h »r*® d ,h *t the Albanian custom, When a bring In four runs, make the ecor# popularity, say* an educator. Queaa Fancy England knocking over Ger- Vkllk - ■ r ^ »kwv. \ y *** Turklih prisoner was captured, waa to cut hie * a #tu «.uw K J . ............... ...... i _ ____ _ _ _______ _ __ — -» JUST MAKING SURE •till be partisan feeling, criticism of the Ad- hand, off. ministration no matter which party triViaphs. That is as it should be. Tha Albanlan hlfh coramand dldn . t dany th , exercise Of tus ballot is ths American S accusation, but it deeply resented Its Ipifiiicatione- privilege and this year there wiU be few Antlyarl (then their capital! they broad fble to vote who do not take advantage of . f * — ''**'* . asiwv j/vMMttv. -n ; ; ; xne names or America. Ana aon i ue opportunity. There are a few instances ou, > w ® haven ’ t the faoimiee to Intern him. Yet had auch a phenomenal brain that Tha man at the next deek say. forget that the genlu* and brawn <r .. . __ \uo a*n ...... * * „ 4. .a — V. I I ^ . I W . w.^a at.. Y llw _ . I ____ _ T .. . . . . . _ \ _ ... . - . smack a baseball or his ring op ­ ponent clear over in to the next county. And You're Telling Me ! One of these synthetic men is a ghost and the other is a monster. In between lies the forever-mysteri ­ ous human being, of whom Walt Whitman said, *T myself am good fortune.\ He is chivalry and dem ­ ocracy, and faith and creativeness — all essences of ths spirit which science can ’ t calculate or calibrate. That's why we feel downhearted about the intrusion of science' on - a - Day formation of policy aa THESE MUST b. tough time. * porB A * !° w, ' r ' ma / hav '. la never beyond th. for mov .| a .cenarlo writer. . Think *° ,he dl * * nc * w ‘ * h • cl * nc ‘ ' but bound* ot poaelblllty th»t aome eg- „f the tough competition they ere ** ought, to be. able to Uke our Ing ball pleyer, reedy for * waiver getting from the new. reels. *clence or leave It elone. or the old soldiers ’ home, will clout ! ! ! That tattered old \playing fields Europe 8 plained that the Albanians were outright savages, the ball over the fence in the ninth, The art of debating ia falling in of Eton\ line still has meaning. cgst their explanation. \When we take a war prisoner, ” they pointed to cut hla & to 4, and fill the stands with an ^e never sat up all night arguing niany and a gent in morning coat ecstatic mania. It can happen football. * nd plncc-nez addrcaalng a rejolc- hera. ! ! ! ing multitude. \Men he aays, * * * \Alia for the Asiatics ” is a Jap- ‘ The battles of England were won MIGHTY BRAIN anese slogan. Grandpappy Jenkins i n the test tubes of Woolwich! ” Jacques Fulfills, who went down thinks that should be amended to It doesn't quite come off. Bring on the Titanic, wrote aome crack- r4ftd * ‘ Asia~Or What ’ s Left of It on your teat tubes if we muat hava Ing good stories, one of them about them, but figure in Ebbcta field in an unpleasant old professor who ! ! ! the battles of America. And don't jjjjm* the mivileee in neglected hut thwiA W * .I 01 want to tufn hlm 100,0 to g0 on flghUn I tot tha Indian sign on every- a fe n 0 w haa a good ear if he can of Jim Thorpe and Eddie Mahan ■sSTnnf twamt 1 ^ ^ N# ‘ th « r d o we wgnt to kill him. That would body else In the world and thera- tell by the honking whether it ’ s or a Babe Ruth were not conjured W® not mfcay. So long aB the right to the be barbarous. 80 we put him on hla honor to re- . after ran the works. His know- ballot exists there will be no ballot markad maln a non-belligerent If we release him. And, to * ledge of human motivations be- the aunny v O f * o . u 11 A * A , m * ko * ur « that be keeps hla pledge, we cut hia came auch that he was able to ap* , nunetai SO long &B the b&llot exists this hands off. ” ply exactly the needed stimulus to The 1930 auto trailers heading for up in & laboratory, aouth. ^ __________________ » . . . The 1930 prise for extensive tray- DARIMOUTH ‘ GRAND SLAM ’ country will remain free from dictators who u '* Imeglneble that Albant* may hej/e' eonald- Induce »ny deelfed action. elln* ahoukl go to a fellow known HANOVER, N. H , Nov. 8 would not l^ng survive under the American th *. ?.\*!! ch ? pplb * ot> of on * ol ,u p ** rl01 '* There'* th* danger of »ny on* ex M*r*. (INSI-Th. S»gebru.h st*t. \re- UVI. survive unoer Uie American head m trine too drutlc. out nt filching a pattern of certain- ! ! 1 emit\ hxa enabled Dartmouth Col- All the aame, thet ’ e th* eort of bunch the tv In * unlveree In which ev.rv. Thoee who., favorite Style Capitol? being what ’ he is »nd totally unable Ijm a the mysteries of woman ’ s mind. u,ro “ * h t0 . I >u, ^rteo. o» th* epot. .• toSH.-toi to W-to. 2S “ • .. ._ _ ________ ... ____ _ ... - ------------------ footb»ll lege to have a etudent repreeente- Axle will have to. deal with If It trie* to fight Ita thing worth while aeema to hava team I* Army muet b* hoping that tlon from all 48 alatei In tha union, way overland into Greece. evolved from divine uncertainties, at leaat two dandy halfbacks and The enrollment of a freehman from Whather or not Italy baa Albania completely Science la Interaeted only In jug- a good lot ot linemen were draft- Virginia City. Nev., gav* Dart- licked and pacified aryl eatlefled, I don't know, be- handled deala. Ita buxlneae la to ed. mouth the \grand atom.\ Two- caua* of the cenaorahlp. But If It hasn't. It haa eliminate uncertalntiei. Ferhap* It! thlrde of the Dartmouth student that ’ * the way to win ball gam** No football contact l» a* hitter body come (rom beyond the New and wart, but aomehow I find that, a atruggl* aa the ecramble trying England area. New York, with AM here, theee meditation* gtt Into a to And th* right car after the'enroll***, heads the parade. The deed and. Two .thing*' thet aclenc* game. . Dartmouth anrotlmeat ia 1,**L a mean little etretch of country to fight Ita way DOWNTOWN RESTAURANT \Tkaf'i • nice lunch. It'* too bad wa ara.n't butinau- men, Un ’ t.it?\ * “ • By International Newa Service SACRAMENTO, Cal., Nov. » (INS) — Deeplto complicated explan ­ ations the fall of France was brought about by the fact tha ’ t sha did not have enough airplanes, tanks and guns, according to Dr. Paul Pcrlgord, profeswor of French civilization at the University of California at Los Angeles. A captain in Infantry in th# French army during the first world war, Dr. Perigord said: \When a person or a nation ia defeated the critics try to give aa the cause of that downfall, that particular weakneos or vice which they most abhor or which they wish to destroy in fellow men. \Critics parading with naive dig ­ nity a hal.o of virtue and right ­ eousness, declare that France fell because'she was morally corrupt. \While there are undoubtedly many contributing causes of minor importance, the salient point of this controversy is that France was defeated because she and Great Britain were not ready to wage a war. They had not pre ­ pared for it because they did not believe it would come.\ Student Builds Miniature of Greek Parthenon By International News Service STANTON, Neb., Nov. 5 (INS) — A realistic miniature replica of the famed Parthenon of Athens, on a scale of 1 to 300 is nearing completion today by a senior stu ­ dent of Wayne, Neb., State Teach ­ er's College. Lyle Eddy, 23, of Stanton, is us ­ ing various natural color woods in reproducing the Parthenon. In an attempt to make the reproduction as realistic as possible, Eddy has placed the 58 pillars slightly out of parallel. So far, he has spent more than 300 hours in the intricate carving of the diminutive parts of the building. When he has completed it, he plans to reprodupe some not ­ ed Gothic church such as Rheims, Notre Dame or possibly Westmin ­ ster Abbey. QUICK ON TRIGGER LUBBOCK. Tex., Nov. 5 (INS) — \Practice hours, 5 to 6, ” read the sign on the dqor of the muaio practice shack, near the women ’ a dormitory at Texas Technological College in Lubbock. Tha day after school opened, co-eds were awaken ­ ed at 5 a. m. by an ambitious freshman running the scales on a trumpet — and the tootling con ­ tinued for exactly an hour. Tha music staff had failed to specify \p. m.\ on its sign.

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