The Leavenworth Times from Leavenworth, Kansas on August 21, 1952 · Page 4
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The Leavenworth Times from Leavenworth, Kansas · Page 4

Leavenworth, Kansas
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Thursday, August 21, 1952
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Four THE LEAVEN WORTH TIMES, THURSDAY EVENING, AUGUST 21,1952. Editorial... More on the Athletic Side A New Low in Frustration Several days ago we wrote that more of. the competitive spirit displayed in the Olympic games would be a good thing for everyone. We have the following to confirm our conclusions as published in the Parsons Sun: It would be a fine thing indeed if the Russians would behave as well at the conference table as they did on the Olympic basketball court. j So far as Dean Kelley is concerned, the Russians displayed admirable sportsmanship at Helsinki, Finland. "They were a lot better sports than some of the South Americans," said Dean in his home at McCune after returning from the international sports classic. Kelley, of course, played "on the U. S. team as a member of the University of Kansas collegiate champs. "The Russians played a good brand of ball and they played clean," said Kelley. "After we beat them they came around, shook hands, took our pictures and got our autographs. ."Some of the Russian fellows talked to Bob Kurland (7-foot member of the U. S. team) and asked him what made American boys grow so big." Kelley said the Russians were considerably older than their American counterparts. The Russian captain, Otar KorMIia, appeared to the Amer- icans to be 30 or 35 years of age. With his mustache ^the Russian star got the nickname "Old Mustache" 'from the Americans. "The Russians didn't even get mad when Old Mustache got his hand hurt in a tussle for the ball with Clyde Lovellette. He had to go out of the final game early with the injury and that hurt the Russians. He was a good player and you could tell he was the captain. When he said something his teammates jumped." Numerous non-players came to the Olympics with the Russians. They would sit in the stands together during the basketball games. One appeared to be the leader. ' W^ien he applauded, so did his companions; when he stopped, so did they. Kelley said the players from behind the Iron Curtain—the Russians, Czechs and Hungarians—did not live with ' the rest of the athletes in Olympic Village. They had a separate camp. In the first TJ. S.-Russia meeting, the Americans thumped the Stalin- ites thoroughly. After that the Russians came to watch the U. S. play other opponents and each took notes. They saw Uruguay lose to America by only 10 points through holding onto the ball as much as possible. So the Russians applied that system in the final game and weren't beaten so badly as they were in the first match. Kansas Snapshots From Here and There The best thing about young people is that they can improve daily by, growing older. Out around Augusta this year, the Gazette says you don't need to say "like hunting for a needle in a haystack." You just hunt for the haystack. A Topeka paper remarks that garbage service is back to normal and the Pittsburg Headlight takes it to mean that even when normal the service will stink. The Rooks County Record wonders if the bugs are already there or just come for the picnic. The effort of trying to look young certainly makes some people look older. .Collected Froni Other Typewriters Small Town Church-Goers E. A. Briles, the calm and level-headed editor'of the Stafford Courier, takes time out from, business and politics and wars and the general confusing state of the times to'treat of a homely, but vital subject- that of the fixed custom of church-going in the smaller towns of the country. The sight of God-fearing folk moving to churches of their choices on Sunday is one that Mr. Briles finds expressive of a solid and appealing element in small town life—and he treats of it with highest approval in the following language: I don't know whether the percentage of ihurch goers is any greater in the small towns than the cities, but church attendance is more apparent It's another reason why the small town is a good place to live. At certain times on Sunday morning, traffic picks up decidedly and and near a town like Stafford. The reason is known to all of us—folks are going to or from church. If s not so noticeable, in the evening and that's nothing to brag about. Even when it's hot or the weather is other-wise disagreeable, the attendance is pretty good. I could get into deep water trying to determine all the reasons why people do go to church. Undoubtedly many do so because of a feeling that they should. It's a fixed habit, often based on training in childhood. The cynics may sneer, the hypocrites may argue, the indifferent may offer excuses, but few of them would want all churches closed. Every person has some sort of a religion. Most of us know that the religion typified by our churches is the most satisfactory. All kinds of experiments have been tried in the world in recent years. Many things have happened that have left us in a state of uncertainty about what is the answer to serious problems. When the average person does a little reflecting, he is impressed by the knowledge that Christianity doesn't change because it was right in the first place. It's natural' to have respect for what's been found dependable and to pay some allegiance to it. So', when you see the cars in the small town heading for tfie church on Sunday, it may seem just ordinary, not exciting in any way. But, after all, doesn't it represent the one solid thing to which people can cling in days like this.—El Dorado Times. What They Are Saying We are not thinking about giving up air superiority (in Korea) as long as we have the ships to fight with.—Lt-Gen. Glenn 0. Barcus, 5th Air Force commander. It (war) began to be an anachronism, a handicap, and an impossibility if civilization ultimately is to survive.—Gen. Douglas MacArthur. He (Gen. Douglas MacArthur) should have the decency to resign his Army rank. He is of no value whatever Jo the Army.— Rep. Emanuel Celler (D., N. Y.). Hope makes a sound like a wet halibut slapping someone's face.—Sound technician Mervin Goodbar, describing Bob Hope's kiss as recorded on a sound machine. Egypt and the whole Nile valley are worth nothing without a strong army.—Egyptian Gen. Mohammed Naguib Bey. THE DAILY TIMES By D R. Anthony matter at tbe post office at Kansas under the act ol THE TIMES TEL.S THE TRUTH even »S= t«-*Pt Saturday) and Sunday morning. 186 °- *"• Bu/etta estab - consolidated with Tb. a mo agents BY MAIL In Leavenworth and adjoining counties per year ...................... tew Beyond Leavenworth and adjoining counties, per ysar . ...'.'."."'.*.**"". '"'"" ..... ' ...... $900 MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. The Associated Hress is entitled exclusively to rePUbUcaU ° n ° £ ^ tte k"* 1 news printed ta U* newspaper, as weU as AP news KANSAS POLITICAL SCENE By A. L. Schultm TOPEKA — Republicans and Democrats will drain the dictionary for the most horrible words to hurl at each other in speeches and platforms next week, but will dip in the honey jar in efforts to humor vanquished factions within their own ranks. Next Tuesday's party council sessions will range the scale o f extremes. Both major parties are conscious of stormy weeks ahead. Rank and file voters are in a restive mood. Jobholders, both federal and state, are uneasy, perplexed, and view the approaching campaign with doubt and misgivings. Everyone active in party conduct is secretly nursing a grudge. He has been pushed or shoved, ignored or insulted. Bosses have been ungrateful and there is a feeling that the purge privilege has gone too far err should run on a double track. It is an ill wind that is blowing in the direction of the council gatherings, which ordinarily are ..occasions for rejoicing and plotting on a basis of complete harmony within the ranks. The membership of both parties is disorganized and undisciplined. The responsibility to leadership never rested so lightly on the .shoulders of the citizen with a voice and a vote. An appraisal of the situation would be simple if the lightning and thunderclaps were in o n e area. They're not. Moreover, they are human noises by men and women on foot, and they are approaching Topeka on the four winds. The council sessions are strictly gatherings o f party leaders — candidates, office holders or nominees for office, and members of campaign committees of the parties. Participants will cheer for themselves and hope a measure of the council-made enthusiasm will extend into the communities. Men and women in control of party affairs will stage-manage the shows. Their appeal for votes will be thru bombastic speeches denouncing the opposition. Their platforms will be biennial platitudes, with plank layers hoping fervently they have not overlooked some promise made by the opposition. This will be no gathering of the multitude such as assembled in the state's 2,850 voting places primary day. There will be no disapproval of candidates or party policies reaching platform makers from the grass roots. Candidates will write into their party pledges the things which will, in their judgment, produce the greatest good-will and get the most votes in the ballot boxes Nov. 4. That will be the course of Democrats and Republicans alike. Neither party, not even the Prohibitionists who aroused dissension within their own ranks in the recent primaries, will intentionally offend anyone, except members of opposition parties in office. Every group is out to win. They are looking for ways to influence people and get votes. Every harsh word that was spoken within the lodges in weeks and months preceding the council gatherings will be eliminated. The effect of these gestures on citizens in the polling places won't be known until general election results are tabulated. Inspiration and policies in all parties will be handed down from the high levels. That is the route party councils have followed since they were created 44 years ago. There has been no change in any two years of the gatherings as provided by statutes. There will be no change this year. • Nominees for governor will run the shows. They will serve a s chairmen of the platform committees. They will determine committee memberships. The platform planks, such as have not al: idy been written, will be discussed and hewed to fit leadership pattern. State committees will select officers desired by the governorship nominees and campaign policies will be shaped accordingly. Possibly that sounds a bit callous and machine made. It really isn't. The nominee for governor in each party should, for all practi-^ cal purposes of a successful cam-^ paign, be permitted to name his manager who would become the state chairman. Otherwise, a some-what unfriendly state committee might put the campaign in the hands of people who wouldn't extend themselves to secure the greatest possible benefits for the candidate. That would produce discord, factionalism and almost certain defeat at the polls. Under accepted procedure, if the nominee for governor chooses an inept, inefficient state chairman to manage campaign affairs, he has only himself to blame if and when things go wrong on election day. There are distinct rattles in all party machinery just now. Expert mechanics, who are skilled in the art of making political motors hum and purr, are in great demand. Volunteer workmen are scarce. Many of those available for service are untrained, with limited statewide acquaintance and novices in the science of building a political organization. Governor Arn is confronted with a major repair job following reckless and high speed driving during the pre-primary tests. As a result Republican motors need tuning and some new parts are required to restore the engine to former efficiency. Some of the administration speed demons blew a few gaskets and the machine isn't the show window job it used to be. Yet the governor isn't carrying all of the worries. A couple of hundred yards removed will _be Charley Rooney with the problem of getting Democrat discontents happily in the party car for a sensational 60 day whirl, with the pros• pect of a few thousand state jobs if everything ends well. Rooney, who is going to the council session prepared to discredit all of the good purposes and worthy deeds of Republican state house management, must make confidence sales to his own stockholders. Democrats have as many problems on a federal basis as Repub- ' licans can .count on a state levels There are elements of jealousy and suspicion among Democrats that are of long standing. When Rooney takes over his campaign chore with a tar brush in hand, he must also carry a basket of lollypops with which to placate the discontents. Practically every remnant of unhappiness within the major parties in the last 20 years will appear in some form at the council events. John Voter and his wife will be permitted to obse'rve proceedings from the galleries. But those will be colorless, listless events. Stage managers do not intend to let the shows get out of hand. There will be slight, if any, evidence of violence in front of the footlights. The vanquished - will simply be removed from public gaze. The overhauled, freshly painted party vans will take to the road with advertisements proclaiming perfection. It is all in keeping with original plans of the producers. Presenting party councils is simple, political routine. The heavy load will ba carried by magic workers during September and October. They cause voters to despise and distrust the-opposition and love, worship and adore their own medicine peddlers. ACCORDING TO HAL BOYLE Advertising Representatives: Arthur H. Hagg and Associates, Inc.. New York office. 366 Madison Avenue. Chicago office, 360 North Michigan Avenue. NEW YORK w — The reason women get more things done than men is that they Know better how to make a fuel of themselves. There is no fuel like an old fuel, and the oldest and best fuel isn't wood, coal or oil. It is anger— plain old inner anger. Notice how a woman operates. If she has a distasteful job to do, the first thing she does is get all steamed up about it. Let us suppose the chore her conscience tells her she should be doing is her semi-annual housecleaning. A man faced with this task says, "I ought to tidy up this joint, and 1 will, one of these days, but I feel awful tired today,' 1 And he doesn't get around to shoveling out the debris until it threatens to smother him. But a woman says, "I hate the way this place looks." She is angry at it, the anger gives her energy, and soon the dust and furniture are flying. By the time her anger is worn out, she can collapse on a spick-and-span couch in a house that is shiny-bright. That is why men are secretly afraid of women—because of the power of anger they have. Few obstacles can stand before the flaming energy of a wrathful lady at peak. cry. A wise man, however, can exercise some influence over a woman if he cunningly learns to channel her ire in the right direction. Instead of coaxing her to do something he wants, he might find it better to make her so mad she can't help doing it in spite of herself. A friend of mine worked this ruse successfully in getting his wife to pack her suit case in time to catch a train for their vacation trip. He pulled out his watch and pointed at it. She dawdled. He pleaded. She dawdled. He begged. She yawned. Finally, he picked up one of her favorite dresses and said: "Well, I forbid you to take this along. It makes you look like Queen Victoria on a picnic." Oh, it does?" she snarled. "I'll wear what I want to, smarty!" In a tempestuous burst of energy, she packed the suitcase, See BOYLE, Page 10. = Dr. George W. Crane't WORRY CLINIC What is "par" as regards modern marital behavior? Thousands of young couples have asked for information about what a modern husband should do, or how a wife should act in order to be a successful mate. This scientific column helps establish "par" in various fields of human relations. Case E-341: Roger B., 25, It a talented city clergyman. "Dr. Crane, my parishioners follow your psychology articles faithfully," he commended me at a. recent ministerial convention where ' I was speaking. "In fact, many of the married •ouples are charting their behavior according to your Rating Scales and bulletins, "It seems to me that our newspaper is doing a great service by helping -standardize human relations. "Just as the labor laws have set minimum wages for workers, so you are teaching people the minimum acceptable-behavior for successful marriage. "With so many millions of people with different home backgrounds, varied cultural and religious outlooks, dissimilar racial ancestries and childhood experiences, it is time somebody set a psychological standard or 'par* for marital relations. More power to you, Dr. Crane." Naturally, I was very gratified at receiving such generous praise concerning this newspaper clinic in practical psychology. Roger has pointed out a function of this scientific column which I . had in mind when I first launched it. Young people, too, have often asked for a "par" standard. They want 'to know what is expected of a good husband and wife. For some of them have been reared in poverty. Others have come from broken homes. Some have seen their fathers cruelly beat their mothers. Others have jailbirds for parents or drunken fathers and adulterous mothers. Some have seen their dads hang on to the purse strings and only dole out a dime at a time for food. Some have been reared by dot- Ing grandparents. Others have been orphans without parental care. • Some have been abused and mistreated sexually before they were out of grammar school. Others are so uninformed or misinformed that they actually believe a girl gets a baby by .simply kissing a boy! . Try to imagine the gross inequities in experience that exist between many brides and grooms ' who enter into marriage. Think, too, of the wide varieties of parental behavior demonstrated by the millions of men and women in this country today. "What is par for modern marriage?" our youth have asked roe as.I have addressed college classes on 'Marriage Problems." "What is par for dealing with one's children? you parents have also inquired, in thousands of letters or personal interviews. In this column I have tried to set at least a minimum psychological standard of proper human behavior in marriage. But I also cover parent-child relationships, personality development, as well as business strategy and mental hygiene. From time to time I have offered special psychological Rating Scales, based on thousands of personal interviews. I have spent as long as three years gathering the data for some of those "Tests for Husbands" or "Tests for Mothers," etc., Newly married couples get cook books for meeting the kitchen problems in their homes. Interior decorators advise them in their living rooms. But this column tries to advise them from kitchen to parlor in all their human contacts, with occasional frank counsel regarding their bedroom department. - • America has long needed scientific psychological advice, so thank your editor for taking the lead in making it available to yourselves and your children. I studied 11 years at Yale and Northwestern Universities to gain the psychological and medical education necessary to conduct such a column, so take fuH advantage of it. (Always write to Or. Crane to care of The Hopkins Syndicate* Box«3210, Mellott. Ind. Enclose a long, three cents stamped, self-addressed envelope and a dime to cover typing and printing cost* when you send for one of hl« psychological charts.) ""' REMINISCENCE 10 YEARS AGO The Fiesta given last evening on the lawn of the Congregational church was pronounced a delightful success. The Municipal band . under the leadership of Mr. Frank Kersten played through the evening. A new officer training- program for men whose age and physical defects have hitherto barred them from the Navy's two established officer training courses was accepted today by the Navy department. T. F. Yost, state bindweed supervisor, from the Kansas State Board of Agriculture at Topeka, was in Leavenworth yesterday for his annual inspection of the bindweed eradication work being carried on by the county and city. 25 TEARS AGO. Out of 362 head of cattle tested this week for bovine tuberculosis, none reacted. Up to the present time a total of 4,50Q head of cattle have been retested, as required in order that the county may continue to hace the distinction of being an accredited area, free of bovine tuberculosis. Rolling peanuts down Delaware street with heavy crowbars, directing traffic on the downtown intersections and similar stunts were performed yesterday by more than twenty-five trainees of the Citizens' Military Training Erskine Johnson's Camp, Fort Leavenworth. They were pledges of (he Sabre and Bayonet fraternity. Lawrence — Kansas has the location , the transportation facilities, and the raw materials easily available, to support profitably many additional plants, according to Dean P. F. Walker, head of tha school of engineering at the University of Kansas. 40 TEAKS AGO Today will be the opening day at the Old Settlers' Reunion at Tonganoxie, an event which has been looked forward to for some time by the citizens of Tonganoxie and in fact by every one in this part of the country. One hundred members of the local Moose lodge will go to Kansas City today where they will attend the national convention of the order. This evening they will take part in the monster parade i n which delegates from all parts of the country will be in line. The most important work of the city commissioners last night was to lower the city tax levy from seven and two-tenths mills to seven mills, the figure at which it stood last year. The commissioners made the deduction because they believed the sale of the, fire horses and old apparatus would bring in nearly enough to make up the deficiency. HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — Fan magazines and photo offices in Hollywood are being asked to shoot home layouts on Glenn Ford and Eleanor Powell to offset the news stories about their brief separation. Glenn and Eleanor are as anxious as their press agents about the whole thing. Marjorie Reynolds' next husband, her pals predict, will be John Haffer, a film- cutter at Re-, public and a former spouse of actress Louise Currie. The romance of Adele Mara and writer - producer Roy Huggins is a summer casualty. His tangled martial status is blamed. Answer to a letter beginning, "What ever happened to George Bancroft?" The screen tough guy of the 30's invested his earnings in beachfront real estate and is now reputed to be a millionaire. He rarely sees his movie friends, refuses to talk about his film career and is scarcely recognized be* cause of his snowy, white hair. At least one retired movi» queen — Anne Shirley — is admitting she enjoyed seeing herself in an old movie on TV. The video release of "The Devil and Daniel Webster" left Anne beaming: "I loved it when I made it —and I still love it. A .return to greasepaint .for Anne, now the .wife .of .writer Charles Lederer? "No thank you. I won't act again until I'm starving. Ami even then I'll borrow from all my friends first." At the sneak preview of ''Hans Christirn Andersen" Sam Goldwyn s,-1 in the balcony to get an accurate reaction from the audience. He was enjoying what he thought \vas an anonymous appraisal of the reactions around him until a shirt-sleeved working man seated next to him whispered: "Sam, you got a great movie there."

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