The Leavenworth Times from Leavenworth, Kansas on August 20, 1952 · Page 4
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Wednesday, August 20, 1952
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THE LEAVENWORTH TIMES, WEDNESDAY EVENING, AUGUST 20,1952. Editorial... A New Lincoln-Douglas Series? liar campaign year in so far The Big St Back in. 1858 two senatorial candidates engaged in a series of debates which became famous and had much to do with the outcome of the presidential election in I860." They were the Lincoln-Douglas debates. At the time of those debates the entire population of this country was about 30 million. Only a small proportion of those 30 million actually saw and heard the debates but they were widely published and read. Today there is a medium of communication by which more than 30 million people could and would hear and see such a series of debates. It is television. However the chances are that there will be no such televised debates during the present campaign. In the first place television is still much in the experimental state. It has been known to play tricks on performers and might bring unjust comparisons where they are not deserved. Both major party candidates might be willing ,to take a chance but cam- •paign managers are usually quite cagey. They don't like to take chances when they think the risk is not worth the gamble. In the second place this is a pecu- as issues, platforms and individual ideas and ideals are concerned. Both Eisenhower and Stevenson have proved adept in expressing their personalities before the television cameras but they think so much alike on so many issues that there would be little to debate in a down-to-earth manner. Both are middle-of-the readers- Both want to eliminate graft and corruption (so they say). Both are staunch internationalists and both are so nearly alike on most domestic issues it would take a magnifying glass to tell the difference. In fact both Ike and Adlai are so much opposed to the type of government that has been dished out in Washington for so long it would be hard to find a common difference for a debate. It might be a wonderful thing for the people of the United States to choose their next President from personal observation and decision but as things stand now the chances for a series of joint appearances are not in the making. Maybe next time. Collected From Other Typewriters These August Mornings Many of Our Best People are talking about the gorgeousness of these August mornings. Just after the sun rises—they say—the sky is tinged with pink and mauve and saffron colors, the dew sparkles on the grass, the trees stand in silent grandeur with not a leaf moving, and the birds try their best to iing their little hearts out. The daily scene—our correspondents report—constitutes one to bring a gentle peace to every spirit including those which are heavily encrusted with sin. Not 'Lasted 1 "I wasn't losted," explained three-year- old Charles Mettleton when found by a search party in the Cherokee National Forest on tha Tellico River in Tennessee. "I just didn't know where I was going." Some older human beings—and even nations—might confess occasionally to a lit- What They Are Saying Discrimination is a form of leprosy that imperils the foundations of the democratic institutions and 'there is no reason to hide it—U. S. Ambassador to Mexico William O'Dwyer. We decided that two together can live cheaper than two apart, so we built a ranch house, figuring we might as well pay rent to ourselves.—76-year-old Fred EUenburg , after his marriage to 93-year-old Margaret Beebe. I don't wish to suggest he (King Farouk) is miserly, but those stories of his scattering money like confetti are just a little fanciful.—French songstress Danielle Lamar. These August mornings are something to give a fillip to everyone who exposes himself to their beauty. Of course, if one does not rise from his downy couch until about 7, much of the glory has been lost. But for the hours immediately after sunrise the matinal splendor causes one to forget the searing heat of past summer days and to look forward keenly to autumn's multi-colored glory. Or so we have been told. — El Dorado Times. tie uncertainty as to just where they are headed. But just as young Charles' mother and father were looking for him during his three-hour disappearance, there is a heavenly Father that looks after men and nations, when they seek His guidance, to see that they do not get "losted."—Chris- tian Science Monitor. I'd like to play all westerns because I wasn't reared to be suave and I don't like movie love scenes because they're too mushy.—Movie actor Rory Calhoun. Our college men are deferred (from the draft), but they realize their civilian status is temporary. They alternately wish they were in it, and wish it weren't there.—Dr. A. Whitney Griswold, Yale University president Out of the crudeness of war, something can come of spiritual beauty, that is, the spirit of clean living and clean speech, which go hand in hand.—Army chaplain Lisle Bartholomew. Kansas Snapshots From Here and There Ed Howe used to say it was surprising how girls with such handicaps as freckles and straight hair often landed husbands before girls who pitied them. If adults can't understand why youngsters always need the family car in order to save their legs it may be that they are saving them to be assured of an education by means of an athletic scholarship. The Augusta Gazette can't think of anything sadder than to be overweight and still hungry. The Wichita Eagle is proud of one candidate who offers the statement: "I know I'm not much, but why vote for less?" The happiest shopper in town is the one who finds a vacant parking space—with half an hour still on the meter. Artless Annie can't understand all the commotion about whistle stop campaigns. She stops at every whistle. Socialism and Communism are offering to go one "better than God. They offer to bring security and happiness right into your home without you having to do a thing about it. When a person is in need of real sympathy, try doing something personal, like writing a letter. It will be more appreciated than anything a hundred dollars can buy. THE DAILY TIMES By D. B. Anthony Entered as second-class matter at the post office at Leaver worth Kansas under the act of Congress, March 3, 187.9 THE TIMES TEL'.S THE TRUTH •v. hi- i, ^ • 10—,- >- ,-j-V3- T-—T—- evenings (ex.ept Saturday) and Sunday morning. Established in 18=7. Consolidated with the ConserViUve established in 1860. The Bulletin established in 1862. aid The Commercial "i'lblished in 1865. Circulation of The Evening Standard and rhe Cnrouicle-Tribune consolidated with The Times in 1903. Circulation of The Leavenworth Post absorbed 'n 1923. «•»«»* '"» THE DAILY TIMES is delivered br carrier tn any part of Leavenworth or suburbs'for 85o • month. The paper may be ordered by mail or telephone or through our authorized local agents William A. Dresser and rloyd BraKey. BY MAIL In Leavenworth and adjoining counties per year ........................,»,...,..,...,.» $6.00 Beyond Leavenworth and adjoining counties, per year |9.00 MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. The Associated Press is entitled exclusively to the use lor republication of all the local news printed in this newspaper, as well as AP news dispatches. National Advertising Representatives: Arthur H. Hagg and Associates, Inc., New York office. 366 Madison Avenue, Chicago office, 360 North Michigan Avenue, «•« »«>*», u£ THE NATIONAL WHIRLIGIG by Ray Tucker WASHINGTON,—America's two top leaders—William Green and Philip Murray presidents of t h e AFL and CIO respectively—are engaged in a deadly, pre-election struggle to win the favor of Governor Adlai E. Stevenson in the belief that he will be the next President of the United States. Green aims to alter the situation under which White House doors during the Truman regime swung open more freely and frequently to Murray than they did to him. Neither Franklin D. Roosevelt nor Truman ever gave such support to the AFL in labor disputes as the Missourian furnished Murray in the recent CIO steel strike. The contrast has caused dissension and created criticism of the head of the older organization among his colleagues and membership. It is probable that the AFL will not declare openly for the Democratic nominee at next month's convention in New York. The executive committee figures that an enthusiastic labor endorsement, along with the Truman tag and Stevenson's association with Americans for Democratic Action, might be regarede as a "Kiss of death," alienating northern and southern conservatives. But the federation's state units, like that in Illinois will proclaim Stevenson to be their favorite. Speaking as individual voters rather than as organized labor officials, the politicians in the AFL will throw their influence to the Democratic entry. CIO's political operators at the Chicago convention did not endear themselves to Stevenson or to Democratic chieftains generally. Together with the Roosevelt-Moody- Kefauver-Williams-Harriman clique they seemed more intent on gaining their own ends than harmoniz- ing controversial issues and elements. They spearheaded the movement to drive southern delegations from the convention. Then they drafted the humiliating Moody resolution requiring oaths of allegiance from statesmen who had served at Washington before many of the troublemakers were born. It was this group which forced Barkley to pull out of the race, although he was fighting for advanced labor legislation when his detractors were in kindergarten. Finally, they favored such vain candidacies as Harriman's and Kefauver's. Two of these anti-unity conspirators are now seeking to straighten themselves out with Governor Stevenson and the. Democratic high command. They are James B. Carey of Philadelphia, secretary-treasurer of the CIO and head of the Electrical Workers' Union, and Senator Moody of Illinois. It is part of their strategy to cuddle up to the new party leader. Careyis postconvention explanation for his anti-Barkley activity is that "reactionary groups" were using the "veep" as a decoy. Referring specifically to James A. Farley, the CIO leader maintains that votes thrown to Barkley were to be delivered eventually to some anti- labor candidate. It is an extremely lame alibi. The writer had a long off-the- record talk with Farley on the Sunday before the convention opened. "Jim" said then that a ticket composed of two of four men—Governor Stevenson, Senator Douglas of Illinois, Vice President Barkley or Senator Russell of Georgia—"could trim Eisenhower in November." He opposed Harriman and Kefauver solely because he figured they would be losers. His only thought was reconciliation of the fighting factions and selection of a strong slate. Contrary to Carey's charge, there were no false cards up the Farley sleeve. In fact, he was instrumental in nominating Stevenson and smashing the movement to evict southerners from their old political homestead. The AFL-CIO rivalry for Stevenson's favor may become a handicap to him, however. In their current effort to show their enthusiasm for him, both groups may depict him as so pro-labor that it will stir conservatives' suspicion. For instance, the current issue of the AFL News-Reporter carries this eulogy: "On nearly all national issues, including foreign affairs. Communism, economic controls, civil rights, housing and free public education, the Governor's position, as defined in many speeches during the last four years, closely parallels the official AFL position. "On FEPC, his view and the AFL's differ only slightly. The AFL advocates a federal FEPC law right now. Stevenson believes the states should handle FEPC, and that the federal government should move in on only those states which fail or refuse to enforce fair employment practices." The AFL is especially gratified because Stevenson restored the office handling Illinois workmen's compensation insurance to AFL control, taking it away from a CIO official. It also praises him for "liberalizing" labor laws, improving industrial safety standards, and increasing compensation and unemployment rates. It begins to look as if the less spectacular but shrewd ''Bill" Green were outsmarting "Brother Phil," who can't seem to grasp that Harry is on his way out. ACCORDING TO HAL BOYLE NEW YORK iff)—Every American boy has a chance to grow up to be president of the U. S. And many a doting mother would like to help her offspring get the job. "But how?" she asks herself, despairingly. "How can I rear my boy to be president?" She knows how to train him to become a doctor or a mechanic. But what every mother ought to know, she doesn't know—how to train him for the White House. And if she sets out unguided she can waste a lot of time and effort. She might, for example, go to the trouble of getting him born in a log cabin, when this is no longer politically necessary. As a matter of fact, the average voter today is downright suspicious of a candidate who was born in a log cabin. He thinks that is carrying the whole thing too far. What a wise mother can do, however, is to try as much as possible to make Junior an all- America boy who appeals to all sections of the country. She might arrange to have him born in the rural area of a big farm state such as Illinois, spend his boyhood in California, and begin his career in New York. He should be educated in the South, say at the University of North Carolina, and then take a law degree from Harvard University. His vacations should be spent working at different jobs in different states—en a ranch in Wyoming, in an auto-factory in Michigan, aboard a shrimp boat off Louisiana. Early in life she should teach Junior how to talk with his mouth full of pebbles, how to fish, and how to play some musical instrument. The best one is the tuba, as every man secretly would like to be able to blow a tuba. Junior also ought to always have a dog as a pet, to show his love of animals, and made to marry a girl who likes cats. A wise mother will see that Junior does fairly well in school, but not too well. The voters are uneasy about a candidate who is too intelligent, and contemptuous, of one who is too dumb. The careful mother will also be aware of "The Doctrine of Prophetic Remarks." This is the theory that all presidents, even as boys, foresaw the grave problems of the future- As the biggest problem likely to face most Americans in the next generation is where to park their motor car, the thoughtful mother could well have Junior, as a lisping lad of five, look at a traffic jam and repeat after her: . "Some day I am going to strike a real blow at all this." This will make a wonderful anecdote for his campaign biography. Now all the mother must do before launching Junior into politics is to have him enlist for three years as an army private, then finance him in a small but successful business that makes a modest profit and gives its em- ployes nine weeks vacation a year and a bonus at Christmas. How can Junior escape the presidency now? Everybody will love him—fishermen, farmers, laborers, capitalists, war veterans, cat fanciers, dog collectors, hobbyists. Easterners, Westerners, Northerners, Southerners. No, there is one thing more. Junior will have to learn how to cook. It's manly today. And no housewife is likely to vote to send a man to the. White House that wouldn't know his way around the kitchen. Dr. George W. Crane's WORRY CLINIC Tom's wife didn't love him even on their wedding day. Is it right to marry a person if you aren't ardently in love? Will love develop' afterwards? That depends. So read my advice to Tom. Case E-340: Tom S., 27, is a college professor. "Dr. Crane, my wife is a charming woman, and I am crazy about her," he admitted. "But she didn't love me when we were married six months ago and still regards me more as a friend than a husband. "For she was crazy about another boy friend who jilted her to marry another girl. She had told me all about it before we became angaged. "So I was her second choice. But she was fond of me and we had many things that we enjoyed in common. "She said if I still wanted her after I knew about her ardent love for the other man, then she would marry me. "Well, I wanted her, so we were married. I thought I could make her forget the other man, but apparently I haven't despite the fact that it has been over six months since our wedding. "Now I am growing irritable and jealous. What can I do, Dr. Crane? Can't love be developed out of casual acquaintance?" You don't have to be fond of each other at the outset in order to fall ardently in love. Indeed, you don't need to be in even a neutral frame of mind. Don't you remember "Beauty and the Beast?" and "The Taming of the Shrew"? These cases are not no great exaggeration. Haven't many of you girls laughed scornfully at men whom you have later learned to love devotedly? .1 know you have! For I have the evidence in confessions by hundreds of patients in my office, plus your letters to me. If Tom's wife is at least friendly to him, and they had a community of cultural or recreational habits, then his job is easy, even if she still takes a passive attitude. If she is sincere in wanting to love Tom more than the boy who jilted her, then she can speed up the process greatiy by cooperating with her husband as he teaches her the meaning of love. Yesterday I told you part of the formula for dominating a woman's heart. In addition, make her feel i m- portant by leaning upon her for advice and help. Here's where a husband can tap both a third and fourth powerful force, namely, her desire for ego inflation or self-esteem, plus her maternal instict. If a woman. feels needed, she will often sacriface her sex desire in order to stand by the one who requires her aid. Many a wife who has planned to run away with another man, has changed her mind when her husband suddenly cleaned out in the stock market or invalided by an auto accident. And the need of her children for their mother's loving care has kept thousands of wives faithful when they would otherwise hava sought divorce. love isn't a unit character or single item in personality. It is a mosaic or fabric, with dozens of parts. So lean upon your wife by letting' her budget the funds and act as treasurer of the family cooperation. Get her to do most of your shopping for you. Take her at least one movie per week. Consult her opinions about your business. She should be your partner therein. Compliment he* daily. And then thrill her sexually as mentioned in the bulletin described yesterday Nobody can pull her away from you after that. And if you also have children, then T.N.T. can't blast your marriagt apart! But many husbands forget that women want words! And they affront their wives in trying to assert their own masculine superiority. So learn to be a husband that no woman would ever divorce. Usa the 200-point "Rating Scales for Husbands and Wives," enclosing a dime and stamped return evelopa, (Always write to Or. Crane Us care of The Hopkins Syndicate. Box 5210, MeUott. Ind. Enclose a 2ong. three cents stamped, self-addressed envelope and a dime to cover typing and printing cost* •when you send for on* of hi* psychological charts.) (Copyright by tha HopJdn* Syndicate, Inc.) REMINISCENCE 10 TEAKS AGO Leavenworth now is the sole owner of 147 parking meters located on Delaware and Fourth and Fifth streets, a bill of sale having been presented to the mayor and commissioners by the Dual Parking Meter Company. The W.S.C.S. was delightfully entertained at the home of Mrs. Arthur Wiley with a one o'clock luncheon Wednesday afternoon. The Lollar annual reunion was held at Jackson Park, Atchison, Aug. 18 and was attended by 46 relatives who enjoyed a good dinner as usual. 25 YEARS AGO * Lawrence, Leavenworth and Paola are the oldest cities in Kansas, according to the League of Kansas Municipalities. All three were incorporated in 1855, six years before Kansas was admitted into the Union. Members of St. Paul's Lutheran church have concluded preparations for welcoming and entertaining more than 250 Lutheran delegates, who are expected to arrive here Tuesday and Wednesday for the Synodical convention here. Erskine Johnson's Basketry work for the women club members of the county, which was scheduled to be given at tha three-day camp, which was called off because of weather conditions, probably will be given the women at a meeting the latter part of September or early in October. 40 YEARS AGO Washington, D.C. Aug. 19—Chairman Hay of the House Committea on Military Affairs today announced that the House members of-tha conference committee on the military appropriation bill would approve the amendment providing for the appropriation for the construction of a public school building at Fort Leavenworth. The hunting season will arriv» In less than a month, and only fourteen residents of Leavenworth county have secured licenses for this year. Every woman, the wife or daughter of a farmer in Leavenworth county, has been asked to donate to the Leavenworth County Equal Suffrage Club, the price of ona chicken. The proceeds netted from these sales is to go toward tha fund which supplies the association with literature which they distribute in order to gain more work* ers for the cause. HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NEA) — The final version of C o 1 u m b i a's "Affair in Trinidad" has Rita Hayworth singing two cleaned - up songs and doing a laundered native dance. To appease the censors. Joan Crawford was first offered the part that Bette Davis grabbed in "The Star." La Crawford isn't ready to play a fading movie queen. Denials and hedging to the contrary, Joan Fontaine and Collier Young, Ida Lupino's ex, may be buying His and Hers towels before the year is out. The romance has flamed higher than ever with Joan's separation from Collier while making "Decameron Nights" in Spain. Dark smoke clouds are drifting up from the Shelley Winters - U.I. contract squabble. Far from being settled as rumored, Shelley will go to the courts, if necessary, on the ground that the contract isn't legal. Here's one actor willing to admit he loves his wife, but —David Brian turned down a Broadway offer that would co-star him with his actress wife, Adrian Booth. The reason: "We're each other's greatest booster," he told me, "except when we happen to read lines together. Then we're generally at each other's throats. I hate to think what would happen if we were ever hi the same play together." Hollywood theater marquee sign spotted by Mike Connolly: "Closed for Repairs — Horn a Watching TV." At least Marilyn Monroe has a sense of humor—she's given designer Al Allardale permission to make up a calendar skirt. Tourist watching Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh dine at Jack's at the Beach: "What could be prettier than a view overlooking tha ocean overlooking Tony Curtis?"

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