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Four THE LEAVENWORTH TIMES, SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 24,1952. Editorial... Putting Teeth in a Water Program - "Where's Everybody?" We frequently get calls and inquiries from people who want to know what is being done about fluoridation of Leavenworth's water supply. The answer is, very little. In fact it is hard to get any information whatever about future plans. The nearest to an answer seenis to be that Leavenworth is waiting to see how experiments work out in other places before taking a chance here. Strangely enough there are some objections to treating city water with fluoride from religious groups and others who oppose "forced medication." This attitude is hard to understand because there seems to be little difference in adding fluoride to our water than in putting in other chemicals such as chlorine which have always been added to public water systems since their benefits were first discovered. If all healthful and purification chemicals were to be removed from the Missouri Biver water we use every day we would have a lousy water supply and there would be plenty of howls from the sick, the about to be sick, and the medical profession. Here is what Wade Jones, NEA editorial writer, has to say on the matter of fluoridation: Every time we hear a piece of news like the following from one part of the country, we're surprised, and a little dismayed, that we don't get th» same news from lots of other places. The city of Newburgh, N. Y., reports that tooth decay among ita children has dropped 47 per cent by fluoridation of the water supply. The decline occurred during tha period from 1944 to the middle of this year, after one part of fluoride was added to each million parts of water. And the important thing is that th« New York state health commissioner reports "absolutely no harmful effects from drinking fluoridated water." Any adult who himself has suffered from tooth decay would go to considerable lengths to spare his children from the same costly discomfort. The extent of tooth decay in this country is well illustrated by the high number of men turned down for military service because of it. Now we have a means of fighting it which is simplicity itself, and cheap. The cost for a city the size of New York would be only about $800,000. And there are about seven million people there. There seems to be little reason why any community in the country can't at least consider the matter to the extent of rounding up all the facts necessary to an informed decision. Kansas Snapshots From Here and There With all the efforts the government is spending to get more control over food the Kingman Journal remarks it has entirely overlooked the pork barrel. He doesn't smoke, drink, play cards, go to parties or shows or have any bad habits. Poor fellow, he probably would if he were alive though, Tht Wichita Eagle reports the French have invented an Eisenhower cocktail. The second one will make you see elephants. "You say she traces her ancestry back to the Boston Tea Party?" "Yes, I think her great grandmother was the last bag they threw overboard."—The Lyons News. Bunker Hill, Boston, 1775; "Don't shoot until you see the whites of their eyes." Bunker Hill, Korea, 1952; "Don't shoot until you see the eyes of the Reds." The Lyons News says somebody has described the Eiffel Tower as "sort of like, the Empire State Building—after taxes." Collected From Other Typewriters A Man and a law Is this security? Karl Latva was born in Finland, and came to the United States when he was 13. Eighteen years later, in 1934, during a strike, he Joined the Communist Party, which he understood was helpful in "organizing unions" and supporting strikers. Four months later, after paying'a total of 90 cents in dues, he withdrew from the party. Latva today is married to a native-born American woman, and has two sons who served with the United States armed forces in World War n. A year or two ago he disclosed his brief Communist Party membership to a naturalization investigator. As a result, his deportation to Finland was ordered by the United States Immigration sustained in United States District Court Commissioner. This decision has now been by Judge Charles E. Wyzanski, Jr., who indicated that his sympathies lay with Latva It Won't Work, Joe And, the Chanute Tribune picks many flaws in some reasoning by the Great Red Father: . So Uncle Joe Stalin, who couldn't beat the Boy Scouts, wants to join 'em. Well, the Boy Scouts won't take Uncle Joe, his near and far relations, his associates, fellow-travelers, birds of a feather or distant connections. Any talk, in or out of Congress, about Joe and his Commies infiltrating the American Boy Scout movement is hokum and baloney. They might try to shove their foot in the door, but at extreme danger of getting their tootsies smashed. Take the word of an old Scouter, Amer- but.that he was compelled by duty to apply the "letter of the law." The law in this case is the McCarran Act of 1950, passed over a presidential veto. One purpose of the law was to protect American security by keeping subversives out of the United States. The President and much o£ the nation's press at the time it was enacted pointed out the multiple opportunities it offered for injustices to innocent Americans and harm to America's reputation. Rigidly applied since then by officials who may well be fearful of public smearing if they depart by a hair's breadth from the "letter of the law," it has led to such situations as that which now confronts the hapless Mr. Latva. Is this the way to safeguard the rights and freedoms of Americnas? Is this "security"? — Christian Science Monitor. ' ican boys are smart. So is their adult leadership. Smart enough that the whole Scout program is firmly established on the principle of good, solid Americanism^ Any troop night you can see boys 11, 12, or thereabouts, standing with right hands raised, saying from memory the Scout path. They're serious about it. They say it, and mean it. They solemnly swear to do their best, to do their duty to God and America. Imagine Joe Stalin swearing to that. Or breaking down the principles of Boy Scouts who gave that oath and believe in it—Parsons Sun. THE DAILY TIMES B? D R Ai:thc,ny ** *" rOSt ° HiCe Et L<1JVD -"- orth Kansas under the act of THE TIMES TEL S IRE TRUTH and Sunday moraine. y0 te delivered b- carrier w my part of Leavenworth or suburbs tor 85c or through our BY MAIL • *° Leavenworth and adjoining counties per year ................ . ....... . ....... . ....... 1599 Beyond Leavenworth and adjoining counties, per year . ....................... "'...""" THE NATIONAL WHIRLIGIG Ray Tucker WASHINGTON — Although os- car Chapman is a key member of Governor Stevenson's small, personally selected campaign committee, the Secretary of the Interior has engaged in a devious political maneuver which may lose the Democratic nominee the thirty-two electoral votes of California. In a tight presidential race, these ballots could decide the winner. In fairness to the politically astute Denver lawyer, it should be noted that the man responsible for his anti-Stevenson gesture is Harry S. Truman. In keeping with his code of clubhouse loyalty, Truman has forced Chapman to intervene in the California-Arizona squabble over water rights on the Colorado River solely to insure the reelection of Senate Leader Ernest W. McFarland and Representative John R. Murdoch These two men have been Truman torch-bearers on Capitol Hill. They face hard fights in November, for Arizona has shown Republican leanings in recent years. But the Stevenson advisers who know of this intrigue question whether it is worth the possible loss of thirty-two electoral votes, and possibly more in other western states aligned with California in the water dispute. For an understanding of the politico-economic background, i t must be explained that the Colorado River is now the only source of additional water in this area. California cities and agricultural areas' in the southern section will suffer seriously unless they can tap this, stream. Arizona demands the life-or-death "liquid gold" for irrigation of new farm acreage. For years each state has quarreled as to whether the terms of a regional water compact entitle it to draw upon the Colorado. Besides political and legal disputes, there have been physical encounters between disputants on the scene. Efforts to reach a settlement through arbitration, through appeals to the federal government, and the states involved, as well as proposals to ask the Supreme Court to rule on the question, have failed. In short, it is probably the most bitter interstate controversy since Civil War days, when border states shed blood over the question of extending slavery. The political scheme for reelection of Truman's Capitol Hill . pals was hatched early in July, when Chapman conferred with McFarland, Murdock and H. J. Mouer, chairman of the Arizona Streams Commission, an official state agency. As a result of their huddle, Mouer wrote Chapman a letter, applying for the grant of a right of way for construction of a $25,000, 000, 240-mile aqueduct from the Colorado River to central Arizona. This is the key structure of any system under which Colorado's water would -flow into the Arizona area it is proposed to irrigate. If it is built, California is out of luck. Chapman granted the Mouer ap- lication immedately, although i t will be many years before the legal dispute and deadlock are settled. The Cabinet member's action may corral votes for McFarland and Murdock, but it will not bring any water to Arizona's thirsty acres. However, the Chapman gesture rated big, black headlines in the Arizona newspapers. McFarland and Murdock have made it the major issue of their campaign for a return to Washington. The trick bears a striking resemblance to the Truman-Brannan hornswoggling of the farmers in 1948, when they successfully blam- e.d a Republican Congress for driving down the price of wheat, corn and livestock. Even Representative Harry Sheppard, a prominent California Democrat, said: "Chap- man has pulled a phony and he knows it!" Unlike Dewey in 1948, however, General Eisenhower had listened to advisers who briefed him in detail on the Truman-Chapman- McFarland conspiracy. They were Senator Richard M. Nixon of Qalif- ornia, Republican vice-presidental nominee, and Governor Howard Pyle of Arizona, also a Republican. When Ike attended the Indian* festival at Gallup, R.M. Nixon and Pyle gave him a complete fill-in on these developments. "They can't get away with thati" exploded Ike. "This question must be settled by the Supreme Court!" Two days later, Governor Pyle filed a petition with the highest judicial tribune, asking it to adjudicate the water rights controversy, and also revealing the partisan nature of Chapman's grant of a right of way. Western Democrats are now wondering how Chapman, as well as Truman, are going to square themselves with Stevenson, who wants those California votes. Arizona has only four electoral votes. W. Averell Harriman denies the truth of the delightful anecdote which swept through Chicago during the Democratic convention, to his political disadvantage. According to the story, "Honest Ave" came down to breakfast one fine morning, stretched his arms and said to his wife: "I fell like a million dollars." To which she is reported to have replied: "Why so depressed, dear?" When a brash newspaper reporter questioned the multi-millionaire about the indident, Harriman, who has no sense of humor, thought hard and then responded: "Why, it can't be true! My wife hasn't come down to breakfast for twenty years!" ACCORDING TO HAL BOYLE MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PHESS. The Associated Press is entitled exclusively to the use lor x*publtc»aon ol all the local news printed in this newspaper, as well aa AP new* dispatches. National Advertsint Representatives: Arthur H. Rngg and Associates, Inc, New York •He% Ml Uidijon Avtnue, Chicago office. 360 North Michigan Avenue. NEW YORK W — Some weeks ago A. P. Cooke, editor and publisher of the weekly Plant City (Fla.) Courier, learned some bad news about one of his readers. The reader was himself. Should he print the news or keep silent? Cooke hesitated, then sat down and typed out his regular column, "Just Roaming." "The word cancer is an ugly word," he began. "It is, to most folks, a cruel word, a despairing word because the very thought of it brings despair to anyone close to one so afflicted. "I have just been told that I have a cancer in the tissues of the mouth, but I am not despairing. "You see, medical people say tl^at early detection is half the battle, and medical science has advanced rapidly in the treatment of his affliction." Editor Cooke recalled wryly how often he, like his readers, had dropped a dime into the little boxes that appear on store counters during the American Cancer Society's annual drive—boxes that say: "Cancer strikes one of every five." "I thought—if I ever gave it a thought—that I was one of the other four. But I was wrong. "I have become a statistic . . . not altogether a pleasant thought Cooke then told his readers how a dentist had first noticed the suspicious lump in his mouth, how his doctor had diagnosed it as cancer, and of his intention to fly to New York to see the specialist his own doctor recommended. "If I can, I will keep you informed . . . Meanwhile, good luck and God be with you until we meet again." On his arrival here Cooke met further bad news. The specialist recommended immediate surgery. Cooke had to make up his mind in 20 minutes whether to be operated on two days later—or wait another week. As he hesitated, the specialist said: "When your garage is on fire, put it out before it burns up your car." "Operate," said Cooke. The next day he was in the hospital, and the day after that he was operated on. He spent more than four hours under the knife, required three blood transfusions, but 12 days later he left the hospital. Today Editor Cooke has a happy ending story for his readers. The stitches are out of his jaw, he feels the surgeon is as optimistic over the results of the operation as he is, and he is on his way home. Before he and his wife left, I visited with them on a park bench in Greenwich Village. "I feel as if I had been through a tremendous nightmare," Cooke said. "The hospital code word for my type of operation is 'commando,' and I can truthfully say that after going through it you feel like you've been on a commando raid. But now I feel like I've got a life expectancy of 80." He expressed gratitude that his own doctor had told him promptly the full truth of his ailment. "It's a hell of a shock," he said. "But it was almost as hard for my doctor to tell Tne as it was for me to hear it. He hated to. "But I'm glad he did tell me. Pussy-footing . . . bumfoozling . . . doesn't do any good. It's like the specialist said about your garage. If it's on fire, you want to know it—and do something about it quick." Cooke is also grateful for many newspaper editorials and letters from his readers praising him for the forthright article he wrote about his own cancer case. "It was fine 1 of you to boldly and frankly tell of your illness and warn others of the need for vigilance," wrote a Florida judge. "There has been too much 'hush hush' . . . Articles like yours will help greatly in the early detection and treatment of this disease." Dr. George W. Crane's WORRY CLINIC Want to be a popular public speaker? Then avoid Henry's error. Any intelligent person can put together the makings for an interesting speech in a few hours, if he follows the proper psychological formula. Case E-343: Henry B., 44, recently gave a lecture on labor relations. A large crowd of people filled the auditorium. "But he was terribly dry and Uninteresting," my secretary later informed me. "Although he was a distinguished looking man, he actually put many of us to sleep. "In the first place he read his speech from a manuscript! "Besides, he never told a single story'6r joke. There wasn't even one laugh in the solid hour that he spoke. "The crowd; was soon bored to death. Several of them began dozing in my row before he got halfway through his address. "It was too bad, moreover, because this weekly lecture series had been developing momentum. "Now it has had a setback. It will be harder to get a crowd out for the speaker next week." Isn't it a tragedy that smart men or women with a wealth of interesting experience, still don't know how to "package" their idea attractively? Some of the best orators in the world are in the pulpits of America but, alas, some clergy still are very poor orators. Despite 25 years of sermonizing, these clergymen still haven't learned the simple formula for interesting a crowd. But Jesus showed it to them repeatedly! And others from business or professional fields, seem oblivious to these same psychological axioms for a good speech. Every intelligent individual can soon learn to make an interesting talk. There is a definite formula for so doing. And it isn't very difficult to follow the directions, except for the initial stage fright that all beginners will suffer. That stage fright wears off con- siderably with practice, but not entirely. For every good speaker is always keyed up before an address, even if he is a professional. Here is the surefire formula for making an interesting talk, sermon or address. First, pick out a text to serve as your central motif. It is the major destination for your forensia journey and helps you keep on tha main highway. Second, dig up several relevant stories that will help advance your idea toward its logical conclusion. By "stories", I refer not necessarily to humor or anecdotes, but to narrative episodes with a moral or logical point that fits into the theme of your address. Use cases from real life. People always enjoy narration, so they will listen with rapt attention to a discussion of the Einstein theory or the composition of brick*, if you can do so via a chain of stories. This technique is called the "anecdotal method." It is popular with the audience and easy on the speaker, for the latter doesn't have to memorize an "essay" type of talk. Christ used it routinely as in his parables. . It is helpful to be enthusiastic and fervent in your message. Remember, the hotter the fire, tha quicker the kettle boils. A livewire, fervent speakel warms up the audience more quickly. It catches its enthusiasm from the speaker, or conversely grows cold and sleepy if he acts dull and sluggish. Keep a few jokes in reserve to use in an explosive way to waken the crowd or bring it back to a polarized condition with yourself as the focal point. Never read a speech, unless over 'the radio where that may be required. Use a few notes, partly to reassure yourself, though you may never look at them. ' For further advice, send for my "Formula for a Good Speech," enclosing a stamped return envelope, plus a dime. Remember, it takes a livewira in the pulpit to electrify a congregation! (Always write to Dr. Crane in cote of The Hopkins Syndicate, Box 3210, Mellott, Ind. Enclose a hag. three cents stamped, self-addressed envelope and a dime to cover typing and printing costs when you send for one of hi» psychological charts.) (Copyright by ths Hookln* Syndicate. Inc.) REMINISCENCE 10 TEARS AGO The University of Kansas Chapter of Pi Beta Phi will entertain a group of girls who plan to attend the university this year with a house party at the home of Col. and Mrs. C. R. Peck, Fort Leavenworth, Friday and Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Behee hava returned from a ten day fishing trip to Wisconsin and Minnesota. The Olathe Merchants came to the Wadsworth diamond yesterday to"whitewash" the Wadsworth American Legion in the curtain- raiser of a double-header, 2-4). 25 YEARS AGO A salute of 13 guns tomorrow • morning or afternoon will announce the arrival of Governor Ben S. Paulen, at the Fort Leavenworth C.M.T. Camp. An escort of student cavalry will conduct the state's chief executive to the camp grounds. Leavenworth County is one of the 19 entered in the lime and legume contest being staged under the auspices of the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce according to a letter received in the office of the county agent day. Erskine Johnson's Kansas has had this year one ol the coolest summers on record, according to S.D. Flora, meteorologist in charge of bie Topeka weather bureau. Since the beginning of June, 54 of the 81 days have been from one to 21 degrees below normal in temperature. j 40 TEARS AGO 1 - The forty-ninth annual Platta County fair is to open at Platta City next Tuesday and will continue for four days. Leavenworth people probably will visit the .fair on Thursday, as that day has been set aside by the committee in charge as Leavenworth Day. Today may see Leavenworth and the Fort in 'the hands of the enemy. The Red army of the mock battla maneuver is reported to be closa behind the Blues now closing in on the Fort to protect it from capture. A rush order to ship 90,000 rounds of ammunition to Lansing was received today. It is thought that within a short time the daily Rock Island pass-. enger train which runs between Leavenworth and Beverly will ba replaced by motorcar. HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — Exclusively Yours: Kathryn Grayson, as smart a businesswoman as ever hit Hollywood, will produce her own telefilm series under the banner of Kathryn Grayson Productions, now being formed. The episodes—story and music—will be shot in color for the advent of rainbow TV, but will be released as black and whites first. There's a honey of a feud brewing between Zsa Zsa and Eva Gabor. Rehearsing for a new play, "Strike a Match," in Hollywood, Eva's being hailed as "the Gabor who can act." Ronald. Coleman is telling pals that he doesn't care whether he ever makes another movie. Agnes Moorehead is denying the rumors that she will wed red- haired Bob Gist, her constant escort. "I'd be glad to say yes," Agnes told me, "if it were true. But it's nothing—nothing at all." Donald O'Connor has three more films to make this year before he can think of an independent—but he's trying to snag the rights to Jolson's oldie, "Hallelujah, I'm A Bum," for a remake. The soon-to -open Hotel Sahara in Las Vegas boasts the town's largest swimming pool. On seeing it, Joe E. Lewis cracked: "It's big enough to hold 5000 slot machines." Adrian model Kathryn Sully and song writer Jimmy McHugh, have written finis to their two- year romance.. . . The word's out that Peter Viertel's new novel, "White Hunter, Black Heart," is based on the didoes of Bogart, Hepburn, Bacall and John Huston while they were in Africa filming "The African Queen." Now that Danny Kaye's back from his trip to the Hans Christian Andersen Country, H i 11 c r est Country Club can once more enjoy the best show in town—the daily golf games between Danny and Norman Krasna. They nearly come to blows at every hole. Younger generation department: Tony Dexter was stopped on the street by a teen-ager who asked him: "Aren't you Tony Dexter, the fellow Rudolph Valentino looked like?"

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