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By January he had access to the radio. By February his status was such as to win for him an invitation to be the principal speaker at the Madison Square Garden meeting of the Bund—an invitation which he refused "for strategic reasons." In his January radio address, the general, speaking of the Frankfurter appointment, granted that there was no question as to the nominee's ability "and, equally, there was no question as to the encouragement be has given throughout many years of his lifetime to the subversive influences of this nation." Violence, he pointed out in that speech, is at hand and Americans are called upon to " stand up and fight." The general, who lives in an Atlanta hotel, does most of his own typing and is exceedingly affable to reporters, has, among other things, a plan for the housecleaning of the Federal Government. The general describes it as a plan for "martial law without dictatorship." It would work something like this: Step No. 1: The election of a President sympathetic to the idea. Step No. 2: The President, on the day of his inauguration, summons to the White House the governors of all the states. Having seated the forty-eight of them in the spacious East Room, he suggests, as forcibly as may be necessary, that he expects them to remain there the platterbug when he starts the agonizing sport of combing thrift shops, junk dealers, secondhand stores, barns, garrets and basements for dead and forgotten disks and cylinders. On his account, the Salvation Army stores that market miscellaneous donations stack all records acquired well to the front, handy for him and also for the dealers' runners, who get there early in the morning to check over the day's catch. The new tribe of dealers are pretty keen and finds are rarer than they used to be. But even so, there just might be a stray example of Ethel Waters' early blues shouting, or another specimen of that startling operatic duet in which the world-famous soprano, peeved at the world-famous tenor for stopping to have a drink on his way to the recording studio, substituted for the proper Italian words the unmistakable English words: "He's had a highball !" Many collectors spend their vacations touring hither and yon by car and inquiring in small towns for stray stacks of half-forgotten disks. Since grubbing through basements and haylofts is dirty work, the more earnest types do their campaigning in overalls and wearing furnace gloves. Costume and objective combine to give them lots of trouble with people who figure them as either crazy or crooked. The great bulk of what they find is, of course, a dreary round of Dardanella; Yes, We Have No Bananas; and The Rosary. But you never know when something to die for will crop up among the hair trunks, busted dolls and dusty dress forms. Last year, for instance, one of the kingpins of the Hot Record Society got wind of some stuff in an upper New York State barn. The owner, apparently sure his caller was a second-story man trying to case the joint, showed him the lot by the light of a succession of lighted.matches. The last match was until each one signs a previously prepared request asking for the establishment of martial law in his particular state. " With those requests in hand," said the general, "the President "— Step No. 3— " will call out the Army and the national guard and tell them that he wants the United States thoroughly cleaned of Reds and Red sympathizers. From that point, if he's a wise man, he'll let the boys go to it." General Moseley is not too sure that his plan will be accepted. "There's a vast amount of educational work to be done." But he did say that if the patriotism of native-born Americans was too lily-livered for such an undertaking, he would join up with the German- American Bund.. "The Bund," he said, "will see to it that America is not taken over by the Reds." But even without a man on horseback, it is clear that America's Fascistminded citizens are going places. Exactly where or how far is not so clear. At the moment, they appear headed for trouble. If they keep going that way, they may involve the nation in serious civil disturbances—particularly if the United States meets with a major economic crack-up. Given returning prosperity, that prospect is likely to fade. Meanwhile, it seems safe to prediet that, thanks to their presence in it, the country is due for some discomforting, and perhaps prolonged, attacks of ideological indigestion. TgYJG gone long before the inspection was complete. Moaning piteously, the collector made a random snatch in the dark, and found, on reaching daylight, that he had a handful of early King Olivers. That may mean less than nothing to you, but to the connoisseurs of early jazz who are known as hot collectors, it is like finding a four-leaf clover on your wedding morn. By now, various earnest students of recordiana have prepared elaborate bibliographies of the elder disks, going into all the dizzying refinements of flush, sunk and raised labels, and Victor "pre-dog" issues—meaning records made back before the fox terrier was part of the trade-mark. Labels can have their own importance, just as original bindings have for the bibliophile. A few specialists try to get at least one record from every company that ever made records, taking in all the ephemeral little outfits from India to Sweden and back round the other way. But the true platterbug has only contempt for the straight label collector, who, according to horrified whispers, may even saw the label out and throw the disk away. A connoisseur of wines would feel much the same about a man who bought Clos Vougeot bottles for their own sakes and poured the wine down the sink. For, added to the satisfactions of possession, the privilege of keeping immortal voices and orchestras safe for posterity also means a lot to the genuine collector. Whether he goes for pioneer jazz, oldtime popular songs, famous people's speeches or the master performances of long-vanished singers, he is bent on rescuing irreplaceable disks from the junk heap and extinction. Even the outsider can agree that that is a fine thing to do. Although commercial dealers do keep the cream pretty well skimmed these days, platterbugs still talk discoveries 99-‘" SWi tsic, Yong hid your innerskido ....when you regain healthy peristalsis You swing into action freely...there's drive and energy in your step...when you hit your inner stride! To hit that stride, you must keep the contracting and expanding motion in the intestines steady. This motion is called per-i-stal-sis. If it's rhythmic and even, you can feel carefree. If it's halting, you're hampered by constipation. To get back in stride, you'll probably need a gentle (yet thorough) flushing out. That's when Eno comes in handy! What fluid-action does Eno helps bring moisture from other parts of the body down into the intestines. It does more. It sets up a mild stimulation. This fluid-action—and stimulation— help eliminate accumulated waste matter. What a relief for you! Now it is possible for normal peristalsis to resume. You've taken the first step back to regular schedule! Alkalizing plus cleansing You take Eno in water. First thing in the morning is best. It sparkles. It tastes good. Moreover, it helps neutralize excess stomach acids...an important extra benefit you'll be grateful for. Off stride? Feel drive...swing...balance return, once you regain healthy peristalsis, once you hit your inner stride. Be sure to stop for Eno today at any drug store. MEET THE PLATTE (Continued from Page 13)


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