The Leavenworth Times from Leavenworth, Kansas on August 22, 1952 · Page 4
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The Leavenworth Times from Leavenworth, Kansas · Page 4

Leavenworth, Kansas
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Friday, August 22, 1952
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Four THE LEAVENWORTH TIMES, FRIDAY EVENING, AUGUST 22,1952. Editorial... Come Bock Again, Sometime, Boys Stealing Our Stuff Leavenworth, being the first white settlement and incorporated city in. the state of Kansas, has first claim in any celebration of a centennial in the state. As a result some other cities are pushing for a new idea so they won't be left out of the picture. A plan now is being promoted editorially and otherwise to observe a centennial celebrating the organization of the establishing of the Kansas Territory in 1854. Several ideas have been advanced and committees suggested but they have one thing in common. Nobody from Leavenworth is named to participate in the plan. Where's UMT? Remember that thing called UMT? A lot of the smart boys predicted it wouldn't get to first base during an election year. They were right. If one reads the recent political platforms he must conclude that training a man for a possible job in the army is about the worst thing that could happen to him. What the politicians are saying, is how much better it is to let a fellow alone to enjoy his peacetime pursuits and then, if a real emergency Centennial firsts are nice things to observe, especially if one is part of them. Even though others may follow in a matter of days, weeks or months, the edge has been taken off by the real original. This seems to be the idea behind a territorial, state - wide celebration. But it does seem strange that no offer has been proffered to the real first in the state—Leavenworth. Maybe the promoters are trying to get the jump on any plans Leavenworth may come up with because the law, making Kansas a territory, predates the settlement of Leavenworth by a matter of a couple of weeks. arises, and he has to be drafted, throw him in for a quickie training and let him learn what not to do in the hard way. Maybe they are trying to tell us the army is on the way out like parking space, reasonably priced homes or truce talks that don't bring a truce. However, there is one thing you can be sure of, if Russia finally starts something every smart political bigwig will dash to the speaker's platform and claim he was misquoted on UMT. Kansas Snapshots From Here and There They tell us the flying saucers are simply layers of cold air. The moon is made of pink cheese. We can't fight the war in Korea to win because it might make somebody mad. Nuts, says the Scott City News- Chronicle. Speaking of Olympics, which we should before it is too old in the news, we understand that me Russians did much better in their second basketball game against the US after they adopted the Stalin game. (Hank Iba enthusiasts take notice). Mississippi drys are conducting a campaign to "keep Mississippi dry." From observations while driving through the state in the past if they are out working to keep it as dry as it is they will have to be careful to keep from drowning. Many a wife calls her husband the salt of the earth, asserts the Chanute Tribune, and loves to shake him down. Everybody found out that the American athletes were in the Olympic games to the Finnish. Collected From Other Typewriters Tacoma Story , Once again the loss of newspaper service to a community because of a strike has demonstrated the unique role played by newspapers in the business activity of a city. Just as in Pittsburgh, the merchants of Tacoma, Washington, have learned that their newspaper is an irreplacable business tool—one for which there is no substitute. Since April 12 the Tacoma News Tribune has been closed down because of a strike. Real estate sales have dropped more than 60 per cent Happy Fisherman From the Arkansas City Traveler comes some philosophy: Growing up is a menace to society. As a person becomes an adult he wants more. He sets his sights a little higher. What suffices yesterday is a drop in the bucket today. Perhaps growing up results in the greed this nation so well knows. ' A youngster out fishing with an adult brings out-the contrast in thinking between old and young. We saw a boy leaving the river the other day. He was riding a bike, earning a small fishing pole and dangling three fish from a string. These fish were little perch. They weren't big enough for eating, but they were pretty. This boy was proud. He beamed as he displayed the What They Are Saying I don't believe there are flying saucers. However, there apparently are physical phenomena which make people think they save seen them.—Gen. Hoyt Vandenberg, Air Force chief of staff. Theater business is off 33 per cent. Bus traffic to downtown has dropped materially. Department stores and apparel shops have suffered declines in sales. Practically all other business institutions in the city have suffered. Tacoma and Pittsburgh prove that newspapers are indispensable to the business life of a community. They prove that newspaper advertising is vital and rewarding— without it merchants lose customers and sales. (Editor & Publisher) fish. And his chest swelled as we praised him. But the older fellow wouln't use the child's catch for bait No sir, he was after the big ones. When he landed two mon- . sters, enough meat to feed 20 people, he was happy. He responded to praise like the boy; however, what might have pleased him 40 years ago wasn't worth the effort today. He was after the bigger things, in this case fish, and he got them. People need to slow down once in a while. They should look back occasionally and see if they aren't going after the moon when happiness is on earth. A youthful fisherman sets an excellent example for the old folks. He can be happy with so little.— Parsons Sun. penditures that makes sense.—Paul G. Hoffman, president of the Ford Foundation. It is irresponsible to talk about cutting taxes until we have a plan for cutting ex- It (the federal gambling tax stamp) has had tremendous effect in suppressing gambling and putting it out of business.— Arthur Sherry, chief of the crime division of the California attorney general's office. THE DAILY TIMES By D. R Anthony Entered as second-class matter at the post office at Leaverworta Kansas under the act of Congress, March 3. 187.9 THE TIMES TEL-S THE TRUTH THE LEAVENWOBTH TIMES putlished evenings (ex.ept Saturday) and Sunday morning. Established in 1857. Consolidated with the ConservsUve established in 1860. The Bulletin established in 1862, aad The Commercial is'^Wished in 1865. Circulation of The Evening Standard and The Chronicle-Tribune consolidated with Th« Times in 1903. Circulation of The Leavenworth Post absorbed <n 1923. THE DAILY TIMES is delivered br carrier to any part of Leavenworth or suburbs for 85o a 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 18.00 Beyond Leavenworth 'and adjoining counties, per year $9.09 MEMBER OF THE ASSCX3ATED PRESS. The Associated Press Is entitled exclusively to the use for republication of all the local news printed in this newspaper, as well as AP news dispatches. National Advertising Representatives: Arthur H. flseg and Associates, Inc., New Yoric office. 36C Madison Avenue, Chicago office. 360 North Michigan Avenue. THE NATIONAL WHIRLIGIG WASHINGTON, — Harry S. Truman was anxious for renom- jnation to his present office, and 'engaged in extraordinary maneuvers to obtain it until he became convinced that his case at Chicago was hopeless. Although this statement will be denied by the White House, it is made on the authority of one of Truman's personal friends from Missouri, a former presidential attache, and still a member of the semi-independent federal agency to which he was promoted by the President. His veracity and his access to inside information at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue are unquestioned. Incidentally, his analysis of the presidential mind and actions in pre-convention days is supported by several prominent Democrats, as well as by other available evidence. It is seemingly confirmed by Truman's crusty behaviour on the day he escorted Governor Stevenson through the White House, and by his obvious pique over the discovery that he cannot dominate the new party leader to the degree he had anticipated. Truman's first act after renouncing another term last March was to invite the Illinois Governor to the White House, where he was reported to have offered to back Stevenson for the nomination. It is now known that no guarantee was given by the President, and that he sprinkled his conversation with frequent observations that "You can never tell what a convention will do." When Stevenson did not respond affirmatively to the White House proposal, Truman picked Vice President Barkley as a possible successor, according to his own p o s tconvention statement. But it seems peculiar that Truman never confided his plans to anybody around him. In fact. Barkley resented the fact that Truman did not tap h'.m as his heir. Meanwhile, White House secretaries gave prominent, inquiring Democrats conflicting versions of Truman's preferences. "Matt" Connelly passed out the word that he favored Harriman. Talking with another attache, "Ed" Pauley, the California oil magnate, left the White House with the impression that Truman would not object to the nomination of Senator Robert S. Kerr of Oklahoma. For a man who usually knows and speaks his own mind, Truman and his official family seemed intent on demoralizing and confusing the party leaders. Truman compounded the confusion when he said in an off-the- record interview which he knew would be publicized: "It is too bad that Dick Russell doesn't come from a northern state! He's the ablest man in the whole bunch!" Meanwhile, Truman took other steps to show that he was willing and able. A week before the convention, he underwent a hospital checkup which reported him to be in excellent health. As a rule, the President undergoes these periodical examinations in early spring and late fall, not in midsummer. As the authority for this theory foretold two weeks before it happened, Truman obtained a settlement of the steel strike on the eve of the convention so that it could appear as a strong, statesmanlike stroke. Permanent Chairman Sam Rayburn thought it such a Democratic accomplishment that he interrupted convention proceedings to announce .the deal. Truman's aides, as numerous state leaders can testify, phoned and wired prominent Democrats on behalf of a renomination, although the suggestions were cleverly phrased. And when the President reached Independence, Mo., after Stevenson's nomination, his first act was to boast to accompanying correspondents of this widespread demand that he run again. Finally, his address congratulating Stevenson on his selection was written originally as an acceptance speech. Only a few changes were needed to make Truman's forecast of victory, and the reasons therefore, apply to the Illinois Governor instead of to himself. by Ray Tucker Democratic old-timers with retentive memories liken the attempt of the Americans for Democratic Action to capture the Democratic Party to the proposed coup by the Hopkins-Corcoran- McLeish faction in 1939, Thus, Chicago marked the second repulse of the radicals. In early 1939, with Franklin D. Roosevelt's tacit approval, "Tommie" Corcoran, then the top brain truster, concocted the scheme. They selected Harry Hopkins as the 1940 nominee, provided Roosevelt did not seek a third term. Hopkins was to be shifted from head of WPA to Secretary of Commerce so as to remove him from the "boondoggling" atmosphere, and build him up as a conservative business man. McLeish, the poet, was to supplant the late "Charley" Michelson as publicity director of the National Committee because "Charley Mike" regarded Hopkins as a "lightweight." James A. Farley was to be retained as National Chairman because Corcoran thought he could "control Jim." When Farley and Vice P r e s- ident John Nance Garner learned of this conspiracy, they set out immediately to block it, and to prevent a Roosevelt renomina- tion, if possible, because of F. D. R.'s sympathy with the scheme. The late Senator Carter Glass of Virginia joined them, nominating Farley for President at the convention in a show of defiance.All opposed a third term. The outbreak of the war in September, 1939, and F. D. R'S decision to seek a third term, postponed the Corcoran coup. But the same forces which then sought to make the party a radical, labor- farmer and racial hodgepodge are still scheming. 1952 Chicago, in their opinion, was only a skirmish. Oddly, Governor Stevenson was indirectly involved in the 1939 affair. When a Farley-Garner emissary asked him to head up their Illinois organization, he replied: "No, I think I'll string along with Rooseveltl" ACCORDING TO HAL BOYLE NEW YORK set — When Wilbur Peeble came home from work, his wife, Trellis Mae, met him in cold resentful silence. "What's troubling you, my little chickadee?" he asked playfully. "Somebody put sand in your bird seed?" "Oh, don't bother your big head about me," said Trellis Mae, and flounced out into the kitchen to finish dinner. Wilbur sighed and held his peace. He knew that whatever the matter was, he would hear about it later. And sure enough he did— after they had eaten and he was seated comfortably in his favorite chair, trying to read the sports page. ''I'll tell you what's wrong," Trellis Mae said suddenly. "You lied to me—that's what!" "Lied to you?" replied Wilbur, wondering (like any husband) which lie she meant. "How? . . . When?" "About our finances." "Well, what about our finances?" "Remember when I wanted that fur coat last year? It was a wonderful bargain for 51,000,'' said Trellis Mae. "But you said no, we couldn't afford it." "We couldn't then," said Wilbur stubbornly, ''and we can't now." "How much did you make last year?" demanded his wife. "I made $5,200 after paying taxes," said Wilbur. "And we saved 5500. But if we had bought that 51,000 fur coat I'd be owing the S500, instead of having it in the bank for a rainy day." Trellis Mae shook her head at that. "What I want to know is—are we or are we not as good as the average American family?" she said. "Of course we are," said Wilbur. "Why?" "Well, I read in the newspaper that a government report showed the average American family earned $4,300 last year, but spent $4,700. "If the average family can afford to spend $400 a year more than it earns, why can't we afford to spend $500 more than we earn? You make more than the average man. Why should we be the ones to fall behind?" "But, honey," objected Wilbur. "We aren't falling behind. Can't you see we're better off. Instead of owing $500, we have $500.' "You mean the bank has the $500-^and I don't have my fur coat," said Trellis Mae. "The more money you owe the better off you are. Anybody knows that." "I don't see how you—" began Wilbur uneasily. "Well, take France," interrupted his wife. "Is France an average country or is it not?" "I suppose you could say that France is—." "Now take the United" States. Is the United States a wealthy country?" "Yes, but—." "Never mind that Who owes more — France or the United States." "The United States, of course. "But—". Well, is the United States better off than France or not?' 1 said Trellis Mae triumphantly. "Doesn't that prove the more you owe the better off you are? And wouldn't we be better off, too, if I had that fur coat?" A glazed look came into Wilbur's eyes. Numbly he got up, walked into the kitchen, turned the cold water faucet on as hard as he could, then bent over and put his See BOYLE, Page 10. Dr. George W. Crane's WORRY CLINIC Are you a slave to tobacco or liquor or good food? Want to 1 free? Then follow the strategy outlined for Paul. He can't afford to burn up $75 per year on cigarets, for he is working his way through college. Use the 24-hour goal that Alcoholics Anonymous employs. Another aid to breaking bad habits, consists of recruiting friends who will go along with you in you new venture. Be a missionary in your zeal to get your pals to stop cigarets with you, or launch on a diet with you. For as you keep selling others on the value of breaking off th« bad habit, you meanwhile sell yourself. Smokers crave cigarets not *> much for their nicotine, ag for their release of nervous energy in socially approved muscular pattern. The smoker can thus wave hit hands around for 10 minutes and drain off pent-up nervous energy that otherwise makes him feel like blowing his top. If you simply imitated th« smoker, but held no cigaret i» your hand, you'd look silly. Try it some time. Case E-342: Paul H., 20, is a Junior in engineering college. "Dr. Crane, I want to quit smoking," he began, "but I find it very difficult to do so. "However, I can't afford to use cigarets any longer for they cost more than my meager budget will permit. ''Back in high school I began smoking because I was rather shy and afflicted with an inferiority complex. So I smoked to be a big shot. "But now I am earning my way through college and I can't afford to burn up the $75 per year that my cigarets cost me. "So what is the best method for breaking one's slavery to a bad habit? Is it better to taper off or quit altogether" Most people do better when they work toward quick goals. Alcoholic's Anonymous thus urges its members to stay sober "just for today." It sets the goal for avoiding alcohol as a 24-hour unit of time. That is a sound procedure, too, and equally effective for smokers or dieters. Whenever possible, break off the bad habit all at once. Don't try to taper down from 20 cigarets today to 19 tomorrow and 18 on the third day. Work your resolution up to a high level. Whip .up your anger at yourself. Even whisper insulting remarks to yourself. If you are fat, call yourself a "waddling walrus" or a "baby hippo". The resulting emotional fervor will serve as good ammunition for launching out forcefully. In dieting, unfortunately, we can't completely break off . the habit of eating. That's why it is often harder to diet than to quit tobacco or liquor, for dieters taper off on calories. In your pocket for aa imaginary package of cjgareti. Take them put Shake the pack till one slides out farther than th» rest. Then lift it but and place it between your lips. Spit out the imaginary fleeks of tobacco. Then fish for an imaginary match. Light it Purse up your lips in the act of sucking. Finally shape them in the "o" piv sition and exhale imaginary smoke. Then wave your arm back and forth as you take the cigaret out of your mouth between puffs or flick off the imaginary'-ashes. Go through this process and you'll see how many muscular actions, are involved. The best way to break <rff smoking, therefore, is to channel some of those old muscular ao> tions in connection with a new habit, such as chewing gum. So keep' a package of candy coated gum in the same pocket as your former cigarets. Reach for one; shake it out of the package. Then chew for IS minutes and spit it out Repeat whenever you have the urge to b* doing something with your hands. (Always wnt» to Dr. Crane Hi care of The Hopkins Syndicate Box 5210, Mellott, Ind. Enclose • long, three centg itamped, felf-*d- dressed envelope and a dim* to cover typing and printing cost* when you send for on* of hJs psychological charts.) [Copyright by " Syndicate. Inc.) by the HopkJp* REMINISCENCE 10 YEARS AGO Dolores June Ettline has returned to her home from Gushing Memorial hospital where she underwent a tonsillectomy. Bayonet-charging Russian troops were reported today to have slaughtered all but a few Germans who stormed across the Don river before Stalingrad for the second time in 12 hours, and Soviet dispatches declared the invaders had suffered another setback in bloody fighting south of the great Volga steel city. The tire rationing board is going to get tough with those who are eligible for new tires or recaps, but who abuse the privilege granted them. This announcement wa's made yesterday by Lee Bond, chairman of the tire rationing board division, Friday. 25 YEARS AGO Leavenworth printers, members of Typographical Union 45, today will be hosts to union men of that profession from seven cities. More than 125 delegates from Topeka are expected here today for the big joint picnic, to be held at Memorial, Park. Fifty-five radio stations in all parts of the United States, enough to insure that the world's record for stations involved in a single hook-up will be broken, already are definitely arranged to carry to all America the six hour pro- Erskine Johnson's gram of the Fourth Annual Radi* Industries Banquet, Sept. 1. The board of county commissioners voted against the oiling of the earth road between Wallula and Fairmount, Saturday. 40 YEARS AGO Among those who will attend th« celebration at Westport, Mo., commencing on Aug. 31, in commemoration of the battle of Westport, which was fought there in 1864, is Admiral Dresser, the veteran riv- erman. He went to Kansas City yesterday, where he talked over the plans for the celebration with a number of the other survivors of the historic battle with General Price. As yet no definite action has been taken by the Union Pacifia Railroad Company in regard to changing the schedule on the Leav« enworth and Western Branch. Officers of the Ad Club, Commercial Club and Merchants League who wrote protests to the officials of the road have received answers* but no assurances that the schedule will not be changed. Those who have had the opportunity of visiting at Weston or of passing through there during the past year were no doubt surprised to note the progress of 'the town recently. The tobacco "barn in th» town across the river is one of th« largest in the state, and another barn is in the process of construction. HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NBA) — Clue to the coolness between Lex Barker and Producer Sol Lesser is that Sol is searching for a female Tarzan to replace his tree-swinging hero. MGM has given the no-home- layouts edict to fan magazines-on glamor stars like Jane Powell, who play teen-aged roles on the screen. Too many babies around the house. Lex Barker will star in "Battles of Chief Pontiac," for Jack Broder Productions. The battles of Lex and Arlene Dahl were exciting, too, until they kissed and made up... U-I executives are in an uproar. Somebody at the studio who doesn't like Yvonne de Carlo drew mustaches on all of her poster pictures for "Scarlet Angel" carried on studio trucks. Talking about his recent appearance on TV, Walter O'Keefe cracked: ''Bing Crosby, Phfl Harris and I are making our TV debut —they've run out of old movies and now they're using old men." Decision of Miss Universe, Finland's Armi Kuusela, to skip movie stardom leaves a studio holding the bag with a script titled "Miss Universe" and contracts with 14 other contest beauties who wer« to support Armi in the picture. The Sally Grey who's Georg» Raft's leading lady in "ill Get You" was the big romance of Ida Lupino's father, Stanley Lupino, just before his death. Sally, overcome by grief, retired from flickers when he passed away. Ida Lupino and Collier Young have ordered the screenplay of "The House of Seven Garbos" even though their letter to Greta G. asking for her permission was never answered. It's about th« famous boarding house in Hollywood where Ruth Roman, Suzan Ball and other stars once lived as breathless, ambitious unknowns. "King Kong" and now Joan Crawford! The word's out that RKO will give Joan's "Sudden Fear" the biggest TV campaign ever tried. Special trailers, personal appearances by the stars, spot announcements and the works — the result of the studio's success in selling the revival of "King Kong" to the public via the home channels.

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