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Burlington Herald (Newspaper) - February 8, 1951, Burlington, Iowa Volume four no. 48 Burlington Iowa thursday february 9� 1951 any More than our you put in the adjective senator Hickenlooper. These Are contemporary names Public names. Everybody knows at least a Dosen people whose names five him cause for giggling and any conversation that happens to Tonch on humorous names is bound to continue for a while until a present have volunteered their examples. We be often wondered about some of the names we be come across at various times ant were subjects for amusement in their pen Beca maa Clarion a a Longfellow five cents per copy Tak Ivity by robbed Patton French production 30 percent above pre War Eca report shows tremendous gains 1 there Are few things left to laugh about it in this emaciated i no Brotie world but one of the 8 things that will always manage to lining a Little humor into the Drudgery is the proper name. People have been laughing at i other people s name for centuries 1 and we re sure continue to h to so. Sometimes the laughter is with contempt and that Lull in lib Balv always be the Case come people must use con build up their own egos the mockery is absent laughing at a name seems to us to be a reasonable sane and commendable thing. The person on the wrong end suffers of course but usually people with strange or Peculiar name have suffered from them All tar lives and Bear their Burden stoically. We have in mind at the mo-1 ment the mayor of Denver whose name continues to Delight q egg Newton. Though has to seemed to have suffered any material Handicap from his name than our you put in the senator Hickenlooper. Moor Aryl every j a dozen give m and any a via won died about names we be Cornel i Paris vital French industries blasted to ruin during the War have undergone a dramatic revival in a Little More than two years lifting the country to a position of importance in the Western worlds defense partnership. A Frances shift from the debit to the credit Side of defense rearmament potentialities accomplished with the help of a continues flow of Marshall plan machinery equipment and raw materials was i a by product of her Effort to get a Back on her feet for peacetime Industry. A so closely Are peace and War a industries now intertwined that a France creating great resources a of steel Coal and Power for the a Benefit of her own people can i turn them with powerful effect to the production of armament six needs for the Protection of West-1 pm Europe. The yardsticks for a measuring capabilities Are Thel same. A French Mill that now turns out steel for a farm tractor can under the stress of a rearmament drive turn out the same and probably much More steel for a tank. In measuring modern military production capacity steel is always the Basic item. France now is producing it at a rate about 43 percent higher than before the War. Crude steel production in France and the Saar during october hit 1,050,000 tons compared with a prewar average in 1938 of 731,000 tons. At the present level of More than 12 million tons of an annual basis French steel output is ahead of the previous Peak year of 1929. In All the wheeled categories on which land armies depend for transport the improvements have been startling. Before the War Frances rolling Stock Industry was Flat on its Back and its tractor Industry was in embryo. Freight car production in 1938 averaged less than 20 a month now it stands at about 1,300. Tractor output prewar was 145 monthly this now also stands at 1,300. French passenger car bus and truck output has nearly doubled tile 1938 figure of 18,661 units monthly to a september output last year of 34,512 units a figure that is continuously rising. French Industry As a whole has boosted production to about 30 percent above prewar level starting from a basis of wartime destruction impoverishment neglect and deterioration that was equated in few european countries. About a third of Frances productive facilities were unemployed on the eve of the last War investment was nearly at a standstill and productivity in Industry and agriculture was far below that in other countries equipped with modern machines. Meeting a slight Quaintance on a Corner always involves making some sort of comment on some sort of vague subject like the weather. Nobody likes bad weather for very Long at any rate but it certainly simplifies the conversation problem. Weather the lessening value of the Dollar the Inadequacy of men holding Public office and War have solved the problem around Here or so it seems. Crapsey Muhammad Ibn Muhammad Ibn tar Khan Abu Nasr Al Farabi Kisfaludy j or Gen Ingebretsen Moe Barend Cornelius Koekkoek pronounced Kook Koo Wullenweber Paunce Fote and Price Chlodwig Karl Viktor Hohenlohe Schil Lings Nurst without hurting anyone s feelings and without endangering our own. The puzzler is whether some 29th Century lithuanian named Glt up no Klemann will find an old copy of the Herald in an abandoned privy and laugh for hours at the name Payton. A that a what worries us. H Quot a m a example act the lowly of ancient Egypt chuckle at Thel name of their King on the sly did egyptians three thousand years ago find humor in a Nahmen Hotep ii or did the romans poke private fun at Lucius Dom Titius Ahen Barbus ? probably not or if so Only rarely for Luke a full name was Nero Claudius Caesar Drusus Germani Cusp or among historians and lesser Folk Nero. Do poles rib people bearing the first name who Simiers do hungarians think a a Zsolt a Peculiar Moniker do the English still tag their children a Heathcote a thinking the name signified and dashing the names Are a probably highly acceptable in their own time and place but thrown out of that scale they approach the ludic Washington anybody have. Any idea what general Eisenhower a Hooper rating would be if he took fifteen minutes every week to talk to the people it is hoped that the general would at least out Hooper a using t again a t paint passion an Popcorn we had gotten the idea somewhere along the line that a the Glass menagerie a which was on tap at the Palace a week ago was a tragic Story and went to it All prepared to collapse in grief. The author of the play Tennessee William however was shrewd enough to Realise that the elements of tragedy done to necessarily Call for a tragic atmosphere and created some wonderful characters wha gave real meaning and depth to the picture without leaving the audience burdened with vicarious client gramophone no a a gaffs except the kind that come when something really funny happens a and not the kind that come when one watches a fat Man run into a door. A no the picture had no tried and tested angles. The Beautiful heroine was a cripple the heroes were in order a Young Man dreaming of adventure and a Young Man so completely egotistical and self entered As to be almost unbelievable. The communists who Are above quiet laughter had a Leader once named Hirsch Apfelbaum Whol eventually rid himself of that weight and adopted Grigoriev Deevich Zinoviev. His name did no to help him any for he fell into disc favor and was purged in 1936. A some strange combinations come up. A dutch novelist who died in 1915 wrote under the name Maarten Maartens but was born Joost Marius Willem Van Der Poorten Schwartz. I the prussian astronomer cop Amicus had his name latinized apr him the original having been either Mikolaj Kopervik or Niklass Koppel Ink. One is polish the other prussian. Neither is pro-1 nou Ceable. A lillium w. Boggs came into s the world with that name and stuck to it and eventually became governor of Missouri 1886-40. Sir James Cockle ignored the comments and became the first chief Justice of Australia managing at the same time to Makel substantial contributions to the theory of differential equations. We could go i without much trouble and without offending anyone currently breathing. We Cen id mention Frith with life Magazine reports that Price Stabilizer Dis Auer a office must a regulate some eight million separate that ought to stifle a couple of the More critical voices anyway. Senator Paul Douglas of Illinois has been suggested As one of the possible successors to Happy Chandler As baseball Czar. Nothing wrong with baseball that a Little deflation of the ego cure. Next thing we know Eisenhower will be asked to supervise Leo Durocher a off Dia mond conduct. A Large percentage of Germany a convicted War criminals have been released from prison just in time to escape the Gallows. That a one order that might profitably have been delayed by red tape. Misery. The picture concentrated almost entirely on four people and even the bit players numbered no More than a handful. Jane Wyman had the role of the crippled bewildered ungraceful girl being a made into somebody by her slightly addled Mother Gertrude Lawrence. Kirk Douglas portrayed the first a gentleman caller in the girls life. Although each of these people played their parts to the Hilt a Young Man named Arthur Kennedy stole the show. As the Young girl s tormented brother Kennedy brought More life and realistic humor to his role than anyone has brought to any role for a Long time. His naturalness his average looks his understanding of the part Mark him As a very promising actor indeed. If his interpretation of Tom Winfield in a Otcie Glass menagerie does no to bring him a series of fat parts in the near future Well have another reason to berate Hollywood for its Short sightedness. Quot in heralds Square actuary there s nothing like a bloody sensational tragedy or front Page sex crime to keep the chatter moving and things like the weather Are brought up Only when one has t something juicier to talk about. Dull As weather conversation usually is it is safer to voice an observation on the temperature than to begin by asking inane questions of the How a the wife sort since Chance acquaintances always seem to be having trouble with their wives. The Grande Dame was a dowdy fussing chattering Wom facet woman probably much like Many mothers Are but nothing like the lecherous crones Hollywood usually puts in the maternal role. It was a a sad tender warmly human Story to steal a raft of adjectives from the press agents. It was not Sloppy nor was it frantic but it was More like the sort of picture that should be classed a family pictures than any we be seen in quite a while. Take your big tearjerkers and your technicolor come sit on my musicals. Well stick to a the Glass menagerie and anything like it that happens to come along. A a How be you been can Lead to difficulty too if the a a you of the question is Only lately out of m fort Madison or on his Way in. Better to make some scurrilous remark about the deceitfulness of a certain politician or the stupidity of a certain prominent Public figure or to stick to the thermometer altogether and give up ideas of sparkling conservation As not Worth the risks. Better to be safely due than dangerously witty t it Especial by a a Hon me _ witty in t based on anything More substantial than an off color joke that prompted a few laughs Back in High school. Most people Are Content to stick with the weather and taxes politics and sex crimes and to leave the finer Points of the Art to other men. And a reasonable attitude it is a not As bad a Day As it could be but better than it has been done to you think a Seldom. It pays to advertise in the Burlington Herald now a More than Ever. John Gunther a new Book on Macarthur came out the other Day happily not titled a inside a Deputy sheriff in Nevada describing his reaction to the blinding Flash that accompanied one of the test a bomb explosions said he blinked his eyes a about like a Toad in a not scientific but accurate. Well if things get to be too much for you you can always read about Elizabeth Taylor. Things Are certainly too much for her. Eve names not in the news i r. Nesbitt Falp Demasio Logiste birthday feb. 5, aged 49. A what was really tragic about the picture Lay in the timing of its appearance. It came to town at mid week ignominiously Filoiii if up the space Between a the West Point Story a Replete with stars and Dull foolishness a and a to please a lady a Replete with automobile racing and Clark Gable. Its too typical. How Many times must our protest that the Good pictures seem to always be stuck in at the wrong time be supported by fact can to it occasionally be that the motion picture schedule be revised to allow a Good picture to come to town at a time when most of the movie going Public would be Likely to see it a the Glass menagerie a of course lacked All the sure fire angles of the big Box office smash. No sex except for the hilarious introduction of a pair of Gay deceivers no music except some squeaky sounds from an an

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