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By STEPHEN SWAN
Daily News Stafr Write
COACHELLA - A blaze
injured 24 persons at
Defense Products WednE
morning has been traced to a
ball erupting from a drying
filled with flammable arti
':''':'!' shell components.
";;~ " " Two workers were criti
burned in the blaze. Zuelma
tero, 23. d Thermal and M
Graj101a, 34, of Coachella,
undergoing treatment at San
- Daily News Photos by David Michaels nardino Burn Center. A third
VINTAGE BEHEMOTHS - Above, a C-123 Provider being used in a movie production, with the C-46servingas son, 20-year-old Fredrick Mo
cargo plane painted to look like a Russian aircraft, fore- the camera plane. Below, a crew member checks movie of Coachella, is listed serious
ground, was joined recently by a World War II-era C-46 cameras on the C-46. dition at the burn center with
cargo plane at Bermuda Dunes Airport. Both planes are ond-degree burns over 80 pe
of his body, hospital official.s

BD Airport The three were airlifted t


center after initial treatme
John F. Kennedy Memorial
pital in Indio, hospital spokes
hosts odd pair Jim Parsons ~id.
The 21 others, all
employees, sustained var
of old planes other injuries, including lung.
tation from smoke inhalatiOi
the 6:30 a.m. blaze at the AVI
By DAVID MICHAELS 53 munitions plant, Coaer
Daily News City Editor Fire Chief John Rios said.
Bermuda Dunes Airport is beginning to look Twelve workers were origir
like a museum for vintage cargo airplanes with taken to Desert Hospital in [-
the arrival of a World War II-era C-46 to join a Springs and Eisenhower Me{
C.123 Provider parked on the tarmac since late
November.
Both planes carry unusual markings which have Weinberg4
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induced double takes from passersby. The C-123 is
painted in desert camouflage colors and
emblazoned with a bright red star on its tail -
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(Coa'iDued from Page 1) disguised C-123 is apparently the "star" of the .


the insignia of the Soviet air force. production. I •••
The dusty aluminum C-46, a stubby aircraft In telephone interviews, "Sparky" Green has :
sembling a winged blimp, is stamped been vague and evasive about the nature of the ','
_...;onfederate Air Force" along its fuselage. The project his Titan Films is working on, claiming
nose is adorned with a painting of a scantily-clad premature disclosure could upset "delicate
Oriental maiden and the words "China Doll." negotiations" in Washington D.C. He refused to : .
According to just about everyone, aviation's divulge who or what parties were involved in -
answer to the odd couple is being used to film a negotiations.
movie. Just what the movie is appears to be a A reporter was on hand at Bermuda Dunes
carefully cultivated mystery. Airport recently when the two planes touched
Titan Films, a Venice (California)-based down after a four-hour excursion to Chiriaco
company headed by producer-director "Sparky" Summit. Several crew members pointed out a
Green, is using Bermuda Dunes Airport as its man in dark gray coveralls as "Sparky" Green,
base of operations, according to airport manager but the man refused to identify himself as such '
Mike Smith. with a bemused smile. •
.. All they've done is come in and rent the When asked why all the mystery, the man said
airport," Smith said. "They haven't said exactly "I'm sure he (Green) has his reasons."
what they're doing here, but they've parked both Several members if the C-123 crew were dressed
planes on the tarmac and they're buying lots of in crude khaki uniforms. "I'm supposed to be an .
fuel. We don't really care what they're doing, as Afghani freedom fighter, I think," said one .
long as it's not illegal." costumed extra. .
Smith said the lumbering planes are having no The C-46 was piloted by a crew of silver-haired
trouble getting in and out of Bermuda Dunes men in blue coveralls with badges identifying :.
Airport, which is normally used only by light themselves as members of the Confederate Air
planes and small executive aircraft. "We normally Force. Pilot Donald F. Musgrave said the "China
don't seek to have planes of that size operating out DoU" was normally based at Camarillo near .
of here, but those old aircraft are designed to Oxnard, and was frequently hired out as a camera
operate out of small fields like this," he noted. plane for movie pf.Qductions.
For several weeks, the C-123 has been taking The Confederate Air Force, he explained, was
off from Bermuda Dunes on an irregular schedule a group of aviation enthusiasts who purcbase and·.
and flying east to Chiriaco Sumnait, a desert " preserve vintage World War U aircraft. .
utpost between ~o and Blythe used during "I don't know al'iything about what movie we're
........World War II by General George S. Patton as a filming," Musgrave said. "We just do what we're •
training center for his troops. Recently, the paid to do."
Provider has been joined by the C-46 on its daily Green is listed by the Director's Guild in
excursion. Chiriaco Summit is equipped with an Hollywood as a maker of documentary movies.
airstrip, but it's not known whether either plane His company Titan Films is frequently used for
lands at. the site. "second unit" Cinematography on theatrical
From appearances, the "Confederate" C-46 is productions, a guild spokesman said.
being used as a camera plane, with a brace of "1 don't think there's any real reason for the
movie cameras clearly visible through a large mystery," the spokesman added. "He's (Green)
opening on one side of the fuselage. The Russian- probably just enjoying himself."

Armtec fire ___________


(CoaUDued from Page 1) which also flooded the oven area. evacuate the injured. It was a
scene of the fire. ~ The ovens work on steam, Rios very uniform type of evacuation
"As to what exac~y ppened said. /-, and dur~.g the evacuatio~tbey
at the plant and hO,ViI it h ppened, The three ~Ple burned were aI,soatte pted to pro,vide id' to
we don't know y~t," os said. in the immedia area ofthe oven the burn v ctims." '. .
"But there wa!f no . xplosion when tbe fire asht~d out of the The s cture was IItill nd-
involved. I I , 1 drying unit. ! ing, but here was eviden e 9f
The blaze beftn in Building Six The building; then filled with smoke aqd fire da.nage tbe 01\
where ammu ition cotnponents dense smoke hampering rescue exterior ~alls of the buillline.
constructed 0 pyroxlin L-. a plant efforts by fellow employees anq Appleman said th"t fire datPal8
fiber materi I - are <tried fol- irritating the lungs of many work .. inside the buUdini was act\Jally
lowing a we manufactllring pro- en still in the complex, Rios said. very sligb,\. ,',
:tSS said oward C. Aippleman, Smoke was ~o dense that pn~ "The product inside the 6ven
- -An~tec pr'sident.; uhidentified wqrker walked /m~o was incin~rated,1' Appleman liaid,
but, otherwise, fthere w~ little
The c~ponents are; used to r'all and sustai~ed a cut acr~.ss hiS
construct 20 mm ammu~ition for iforehead, t~e c~ef added. elnactual fire damifge .
A federal ~i
I vestigator
,
from
the U.S. rmy's M-l Abra,ns tank.j Rios praised Armtec I ploy- Santa Ana was scheduled to sur~
Tbe act ill explosive compon~ents ees. I vey the fire ar today, Rios said.
of the sbell are not kept no "Some of the employ/~ helped
installed at tbe plant, Apple n ./
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ATTN: An aircraft is b ing used and will e flown in Special Equipment:


close prox~m~ty o film partic~pant , crew and C-123 / Net (B.reak Awa y)
equipment. C-46 / Cessna 210

CREW:
Sparkl.} Greene 6:45 Woody Romine 6:00 Kenny Stu pbs 7:30
B.J. worth 7:00 Dan Granett 6:00 Joe Andre ftS 7:30
Jake Lombard 7:00 Ron Petersen 6:00 Ron Tonge 1:3U

Jerrl.J Bird 7:00 Tal Schneider 6:00 Wilbur Ri bhardson 7:30


Bob Taylor 7:00 Frank Hill 6-00 Bill Hart '11 7:30
Phil Pastuhov 6:45 Jon Harris 6:00 Don Mugra tTe 7:30
Dan McKinnu 6-45 Brian Densmore 6:00 Joe Peooi 0 7:30
John Mauvezin 6:45 George Hill 6:45 Bill Main 7:30
Tom Sanders 7:30 Philip Linson 8:00 Dawn Seve Irdia 6:45
rhri.c: wnrt:h 7-00 Laura Baker 6:45 Dan Gorma~ 6:45
Ned Haineu 7-00 Denise Domet 6:45 Lori Hend icksen 5:00

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** Breakfast wll be served betwe( n 6:30 and EJ :OOam ! **

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-- 220 Pernbrook
Lake Dallas, TX 75065
July 20, 1992
Dear Hartill Relatives:
My son, Charley, has become interested in genealogy, and
through this interest I have as well. Thus, earlier in the spring
I called my cousin, Felix Meinikheim about my Hartill lineage,
about which I knew virtually nothing.
The result of that call was a marvelous family tree which was
prepared by my cousin Judy Meinikheim, which afforded me the names
of most of my Hartill relatives. In view of the effort which went
into the preparation of the family tree, I thought I would write a
brief synopsis of what has been going on in our particular branch
of the family (derived from Victoria Breeze Hartill, my paternal
grandmother) .
I shall start with my father, Edward R. Dobson, who was a
lawyer in New York State and later a planter (coconut palms and a
nursery) and builder in the Sarasota, FL area. He died in 1973.
My father's sister, Dorothy, married Harold Gerhard; they both are
now dead. I have lost touch with my only first cousin, Richard
Gerhard, who is a year younger than me (I'm 59). l~)

MY mother, Harriet B. Dobson is now 87 and live~allahassee,


FL. My brother, Geoff, practices law in St Augustine, FL and his
wife, Rebekah P. Dobson is a schoolteacher. They have three
children, Victoria Rebekah, Kenneth Kirwan, and Alan Perrow, all of
whom are in school in one form or another; Vickie also teaches in
the public schools. Kenneth is at the University of Wyoming
finishing his bachelor's degree in journalism and is recently
married, and Alan is a senior in high school.
I married Kay Ann Tauscher, a native of Pennsylvania, and we
have three sons, Charles Bowman, Thomas Kirwan and Edward Tauscher.
Charley is married to Susan Lori Beck, and they have two daughters,
Hillary (age 3) and Hannah (age 18 months). Charley, who received
bachelors and masters degrees in chemistry from the University of
North Texas in Denton, is employed as an "engineer" (everyone there
evidently is an engineer) at Texas Instruments, Inc. in Sherman,
Texas. Tom, after two years in college, joined the Navy and served
for six years on nuclear subs, the last two dismantling them for
the mothball fleet. He now is a senior at the University of Texas
at Austin, majoring in economics. Edward ("Teddy") is working on
his Ph. D. in mathematics, splitting his time between Louisiana
State University and Trinity College, Cambridge, England; his major
professor has joint appointments at the two schools. Kay is a
Uretired mother" (although she frequently comes out of retirement
when the occasion arises) who enjoys gardening and reading. After
obtaining my Ph.D. at Florida State (where I met Kay), I have
served on the chemistry faculties of the University of Georgia, the
University of South Dakota and the University of North Texas, where
I am presently Regents professor.
In view of our developing interest in our lineage, we would be
delighted to hear from any of you; please do not feel obligated,
however. I am sure that Charley's very great interest in genealogy
will continue to uncover information about our common heritage. If
you would like, we'll keep you informed about what we (he)
discovers. I have a picture of a gathering of Hartills; it looks
as if it was taken in the early twenties and there are twenty-six
persons in the picture, three of whom are children who were "pasted
onto" the side of the photo. I'm sending my cousins Felix and Judy
and my mother copies since they may be able to identify some of
those I cannot identify (most of them). If you would like a copy
of this photo, please let me know.
In working with Charley on genealogy I have discovered it's
easier to maintain relationships with one's relatives than to
rediscover them. Let's keep in touch!

Sirj~r~lY yours,

~~ Dobson

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IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN
,,,

On June 19, 1982, the Class of 1942, Brunswick High School,

will hold its 40th Class Reunion with a Smorgasbord at the

Holiday Inn, Cooks Corner, Brunswick, at 7:00 p.m.

A happy hour from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

The members who attended the 30th class reunion had a grand

time reminiscing and reviving old friendships.

Please come and bring a guest with you. We will be looking

forward to seeing you.

If you plan on coming, let me know as soon as possible.

The Smorgasbord is $12.50 per person, or $25 per couple.


'.
We are missing a few addresses. If you have any information

on the following people, please include with your reply. Thanks!

Grace Bacheller Catherine Belanger


Shirley Bittinger Charles Dwelley
Rodney McBain Ann Norrington
Martha O'Brien Perley Roberts

Also please fill out the attached form and return with your

reply.

Gertrude Catlin Sincerely,

~:f~
Phyllis Walker
COfl\mittee: Howard Storer

- Clifford Little
R.obert Anderson
Louis Labbe
IGIOria Fortin
20 High Street
Brunswick, Maine 04011
Ri ta Le've sque
March 21, 1987

Dear Classmate,
As indicated in our last letter, our 45th Class Reunion will be held on
Saturday, June 27, 1987. LOCATION: Atrium Inn (formerly Holiday Inn) at Cooks Corner,
Brunswick. Our happy hour will start at 6 p.m. and a buffet will be served at 7 p.m.
The cost is $12.50 per person or $25.00 per couple. Monies may be sent at any time.

We are still missing a few addresses. If you have any information on the
following people, please send it to the undersigned. Thanks!

Frank Atwood (last known address Houston, TX)


Grace Bacheller
Shirley Bittinger
Drusilla Congdon Cummins (last known address Minneapolis, Minn.)
Russell Lord (last known address Wilmington, N.C.)
Rodney McBain
Emily St.Pierre Blais (last known address No. Hollywood, CA)
I (yi; 2- ....) { ( C O i :;7.
So far, 38 classmates have indicated they plan to attend this reunion. Hope
the "undecideds" will join us, too! The committee will be meeting again before the big

- day, so if you have any further ideas or suggestions, feel free to send them along.
Also, if you wish, you may bring old school pictures and/or memories to share (be sure
to put your name on any material to be returned).

Love to hear from you, so please keep in touch. Thanks!

Gloria Fortin
20 High Street
Brunswick, ME 04011
Tel: (207) 729-0502

Committee:
Gertrude Wilson Catlin
Phyllis Olsen Walker
Viviane Charron Hart
Robert Anderson
Louis Labbe
Howard Storer
** B.H.S. CLASS OF 1942 - 50TH REUNION **

- Dear Classmate:

As indicated on the postcard mailed June 14, 1991, our 50th Class
Reunion will be held on Sunday, June 14, 1992.

LOCATION: ATRIUM INN, Cooks Corner, Brunswick


HAPPY HOUR (Cash bar) 6 p.m.
BUFFET 7 p.m.
COST $20.00 per person

The Committee is planning to have T-shirts printed with the photo


of the high school. These will be good quality white T-shirts with black
printing. Approximate cost is $12.00. If interested, please indicate
on form enclosed.

Your Committee also thinks it would be neat if ".,e attended the


graduation of the Class of 1992 at B.H.S. on Sunday afternoon, June 14th.
If you think this is a good idea, please let us know via the enclos(~d
form.

It has also been suggested that we might get together for an informal
brunch on that same day, say, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., prior to the
graduation. We will schedule the brunch at a local restaurant (probably
the Chuck Wagon) if enough interest is indicated via the enclosed form.

As you all know, the 50th is a very special occasion and we want

- to llave a few "extras". If you are so inclined, we would greatly appre-


ciate donations, large or small, to cover postage and other incideJltals.
If you wish, you may also forward payment for our reunion buffet when
you return the questionnaire. Thanks in advance!

We are still missing a few addresses. If you have any information


on the whereabouts of the following, please send it along.

Frank Atwood Charles Dwelley


Grace Bacheller Shirley Bittinger
Druscilla Congdon Cummins Rodney McBain
William Hartill , Perley Roberts
1"1/) fQ K tI u T?!. 1/ INS
We look forward to seeing all of you on June 14th, 1992. In the
meantime, have a good winter, happy holidays, and do keep in touch!

Sincerely, J

!Jt~~ ~;'dJ~'?1/
Gioria Fortin, for the Committee
Cornmi t tee:
Robert Anderson Louis Labbe

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- Gertrude Wilson Catlin
Lincoln Colby
Viviane Charron Hart
Gloria Fortin
Clifford Little
Howard Storer
Phyllis Oisen Walker

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B,H,S, CLASS OF 1942 - 40TH REUNION - SATURDAY JUNE 19 1982
J J

HOLIDAY INNJ COOKS CORNER J BRUNSWICK HAPPY HOUR 6-7 PM


$12,50/PERSON - $25,00/COUPLE SMORGASBORD 7 PM

HELLO J AGAIN!
28 PEOPLE (OUT OF 86) ANSWERED OUR FIRST LETTER MAILED IN OCTOBER 1981,
7 HAVE ALREADY PAID FOR THEIR TICKETS J AND TWO GENEROUS PEOPLE (MARGUERITE
SAINDON SURRY AND HERBERT MEHLHORN) DONATED MONEY TO COVER OUR INITIAL
POSTAGE COSTS, THANKS A LOT!

THANKS ALSO TO THOSE WHO PROVIDED SOME OF THE MISSING ADDRESSES J TO


THOSE WHO RETURNED THE QUESTIONNAIRESJ AND INDICATED AN INTEREST IN
ATTENDING THE REUNION,

YOUR COMMITTEE HAS SET MAY 10TH AS THE DEADLINE FOR RESERVATIONS AND
THESE ARE PAYABLE IN ADVANCE, IF AT THE LAST MINUTE YOU ARE UNABLE TO
ATTENDJ WE'LL REFUND YOUR MONEY, AN ACCOUNT HAS BEEN OPENED AT ST,JOHN'S
CREDIT UNION IN BRUNSWICK FOR THE CLASS OF 1942 AND ALL FUNDS WILL BE
- DEPOSITED THERE FOR SAFEKEEPING, ALSO J IF THERE ARE ANY FUNDS LEFT OVERJ
WE'LL KEEP THE ACCOUNT OPEN IN ANTICIPATION OF OUR NEXT REUNION (45TH
OR 50TH) -- HOW'S THAT FOR LOOKING AHEAD!

WE ARE STILL MISSING SOME NAMES, IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION ON THE
FOLLOWINGJ PLEASE LET US KNOW AS SOON AS POSSIBLE:

DRUCE BARRETT GRACE BACHELLER SHIRLEY BITTINGER


CHARLES DWELLEY RODNEY McBAIN ESTHER f1ARSH
ANN NORRINGTON

LOOKING FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOUJ WHETHER YOU ATTEND OR NOT, (NOTE:
IF YOU DECIDE TO ATTEND AT THE LAST MINUTE J COME RIGHT AHEAD -- WE'LL
ACCEPT PAY~lENT AT THE DOOR, HOWEVER J ~IE VJOULD REALLY APPRECIATE KNOWING
AHEAD OF TI~1E, )
SINCERELY J
- COMtllIIEE:
PHYLLIS OLSEN WALKER
~~~
GLORIA FORTIN FOR THE COMMITTEE
20 HIGH ST'J BRUNSWICKJ ME 04011
GERTRUDE WILSON CATLIN
~. RITA LEVESQUEI HOWARD STORER} ROBERT ANDERSONJ LOUIS LABBEJ CLIFFORD
LITTLE
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June 22, 1992

Dear Classmates:

Well, the big day has come and gone -- and it was a fine one.
We think the newspaper clippings reproduced here tell the story as
well as it can be told.

To those who couldn't make it, we missed you and you missed a good
time; those of you who were at the Atrium know all about it.

The classmates who live in Brunswick and environs (New England)


are planning an informal Dutch Treat lunch get-together the last
week in July of each year. This year, it's July 29. If you're
interested in joining us, let us know so we can tell you where and
when. (See coupon at end of letter).

We want to keep our lists up-to-date, so if you move, please send


us your new address.

The Committee - V. Hart, G. Fortin, G. Catlin,


H. Storer, R. Anderson, P. Walker,
C. Little. L. Colby, L. Labbe.
K. Nelson

I'm interested in joining the group for lunch on July 29, 1992.

**** MUST HAVE A REPLY BY JULY 15 ****


Name ____________________________________

Telephone No.

Please return this to: BHS Class of '42


33 Belmont Street
Brunswick, ME 04011

or call: (207) 721-0755


--

The Times Record, Brunswick, Maine - Wednesday, June 17,1992

Class marks 50th year


BRUNSWICK - Members of the sented included Minnesota, Florida,
Brunswick High School class of1942 Pennsylvania, Massachusetts,
gathered Sunday to celebrate the Rhode Island, Virginia, and South
50t.h anniversary of their gradua- Carolina.
tion. The secretary of the reunion com-

- The group started the day with an


informal brunch at the Chuck Wag-
on Restaurant. About 40 graduates
attended the graduation ceremonies
mitteereadJetters ofregret and news
from some classmates who could not
attend but sent their greetings. In-
cluded was a letter from Ann Nor-
ofthe class of'92 in a show ofsupport. rington, of London, England, who
had attended BHS as one of a large
The 1942 grads were recognized at group of children sent to the USA to
the ceremony and were given an op- avoid bombing in Britain.
portunity to speak to the class. The During the after-dinner cere-
highlight ofthe day was the reunion monies at the Atrium, each class-
dinner and celebration at the Atri- mate stood as names were called and
um. was acknowledged by the group.
Fifty-four graduates and thirty- The local committee, Gloria
seven spouses and friends gathered Fortin, who serves as treasurer and
to renew old acquaintances and re- correspondent; Clifford Little,
member the 17 members of the class Robert Anderson, Viviane Charron
who had died. One classmate flew his Hart, Phyllis Olsen Walker, Howard
own plane in from Palmdale, Calif., Storer, Gertrude Wilson Catlin,
and was in a tie with a classmate Louis Labbe and Lincoln Colby plan
from Salem, Oregon, for having trav- to meet regularly and to have anoth-
eled the farthest. Other states repre- er reunion in June 1997.
The Times Record, Brunswick, Maine - Monday, June 15, 1992

Members of the BHS class of'42 watch Sunday as members of the class of '92 graduate from high schooL
The 50-year alumni were on hand to lend support and express their salutations. (Paul Cunningham
photo)

Memories of 1942 hopes, fears


relived at BHS graduation
By Robert George come back," said Lincoln Colby, went balance their checkbooks," he said.
Times Reoord Staff to Europe and fought in the Battle of ''Well, maybe there are more grown-
BRUNSWICK - Tears are part of the Bulge. ups on the state and local level. But
the tradition too, but in 1942, they Members of the class of '42 recall look at some of our town officials,
cried not for the parting of old friends that a lot of people cried at their grad- caught up in name-calling and other
but for the graduates who were head- uation. "We knew a lot of them were childish behavior ."
ed to battlegrounds of Europe and going to war," said Laura Racine. He concluded, however, that with
the Far East. Two didn't come back: Authur L. the dissolution of the Soviet Union,
''When we graduated there was a Bartlett and Jack T. White. the world has matured in the past
war on," said Phyllis Olsen Walker. The 210 graduates in Sunday's several years. "Although we may be
"The night we graduated there was ceremony were reminded ofthe prob- doubtful, we can make a better
blackout and we had to cut it short." lems that face today's world. world," he said. ''We have not run out
of time to solve our problems."
Walker was among about 40 "Just because someone may have Colby, who graduated 50 years ago
members of the class of'42 on hand a different skin color, speak differ- with the first class to spend four full
Sunday to lend support and express ently, fall into a different social class, years at the new Spring Street high
salutations to the members of the or have less education, no one has the school, agreed.
class of'92 as they left high school be- right to treat others as subhumans," ''We, the BHS classof'42, wish you
hind them. Salutatorian Erika A. Poulin told the the class of'92, the best everything,"
Racism, recession and greenhouse crowd of2,000. he said. "Keep learning. Be good to
gases have ,today's graduateswor- , Valedictorian Benjamin J. Tucker each other. Keep yoW" chin up in the
ried. Fifty years ago, it was World :also referred to the race riots, noting: face oHhe- adversity yo~ will surely
War II. ' '"Los Angeles surely isn't the grown- face. And above all let no one be able
"You never knew where you were up capital of America. " to accuse you of unfair-or unethical
going to go, or if you were going to "Many congressmen can't even practices. "