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Four THE LEAVENWORTH TIMES, MONDAY EVENING, AUGUST 25,1952. Editorial He Must Take It and Like It Awaiting the Election Winds Reports from Washington Indicate President Truman is a little unhappy over recent statements and snubs made by Governor Stevenson. In fact, some reports say he is "boiling mad." It isn't so much over what the governor has said and done, although that is hard enough to take, but it is the fact that his own hands are tied up completely because he can take no punitive action politically or otherwise. ^ Stevenson has admitted there is a "mess in Washington." He is also emphatic to repudiate charges that he is a "Truman captive." Seeing such things in print doesn't set too well with the about-to-become, ex- President. The Illinois governor talked about such things in a polite sort of way in his acceptance address. But he laid off the real fireworks until after his "briefing" session at the Whit« House. After he had paid his duty respects, conferred with the cabinet, and secured full assurance of cooperation from the President for the campaign, he has been free to go ahead under full steam without fear of reprisal. What tickles us is that the Democratic nominee has succeeded in outmaneuvering the past master of such political intrigue at his own game. Make Your Vote Count The voting procedure of today is somewhat changed from that of 50 years ago. Then, each qualified voter made up his own ballot, putting down names for whom he would vote, passed this on to the election judges, with never a thought of secrecy or accuracy. The ballots could be written or printed, on anything available. Trial and error, methods brought about changes. In 1897 Kansas sought to correct one of the favorite vote-buying tricks of the corrupt politicians. It had been the practice to buy the votes, the bribed voter marking his ballot in such a way the election judges could check and report back to the political boss as to whether the bargain had been fulfilled. In 1913, the Kansas legislature adopted a policy that "honesty is more important than artistry" and the ballot marked with other than the "X", as used today, became invalid. The voting procedure of today is so simple, with no secret marks needed, no bribe having to be fulfilled, yet it is amazing that at each election, ballots are invalidated. In November, check the voting procedure and be sure your vote counts. Kansas Snapshots From Here and There It has been said that the only real security is in the grave and a lot of people who listened to dictators tell them differently, have wound up wishing that's where they were. There's the story of the worried h;use- wife who told the doctor her husband's only bad habit was that he enjoyed a cigar' after a good meal and she didn't think he 'smoked two cigars a month. Collected From Other Typewriters Motor Court Business Booms Business is booming in motor courts along the nation's highways this year. One sourca relates that a total of 30,000 courts is expected to gross between a quarter and a half a billion dollars during this season. Whatever the sum, it is bound to be gigantic. From observation in a town bisected by two major highways as El Dorado is, indications are that 1952 has been one of the greatest travel years in the nation's history. Tourists of all types have been buzzing through this country on their journeys •ver since early spring, and their traffic still remains at a high peak here in mid- August All of these employ hotels, motels Hog Slaughter Again The government proposes a 15-state hog slaughter program to stop an outbreak of vesicular exanthema. This is different from the hog destruction program of twenty years ago. That one was intended to destroy an "over-supply" of pork. This one is to protect the supply by protecting the herds. In one respect they are the same. The taxpayers foot the bill. A dispatch from Washington says "ample funds were avail- What They Are Saying The oil industry is finding oil faster than it is using it.—Oil executive Dr. Robert E. Wilson. I saw what a nefarious effect Communism can have on a man's mind and on his mental outlook.—Former Czechoslovakian consul general to Canada Dr. George Mares, explaining his resignation and desire not to return home. The administration takes the false position that it can have increased wage and and motor courts for lodging—and the business with all these facilities, as well as with many others, has been in top figures. One can easily remember when motel was a new word. Now it is a stable one in the American language. Moreover, motel fills a need and a want and is bound to stay as a fixture in the American scene. Modern business has a way of adapting itself capably to changed conditions. In no other field is this tendency more marked than in that of the motor courts. The whizzing tourists like them, anyway, and their liberal patronage with money on the barrel head is the final proof of their popularity.—El Dorado Times. able for the federal government's part" in the program of disease eradication. Count on the federal government finding * a way if spending money is all that is required. California has been denied federal aid until "certain preliminary cleanup work" has been done. In other words, the government is employing a favorite weapon of compliance with federal regulation—the thre'at of witliholding federal aid.—Kansas City Kansan. other costs without increased costs to the consumer.—Sen. Bourke Hickenlooper (R., la.). Until the Soviet Union fully understands they cannot defeat free nations, no peace is going to mean anything. — South Korean President Syngman Rhee. I don't believe Truman or anybody else has control over that man (Gov. Adlai Stevenson). He's going to buck with his own horns.—Mississippi Gov. Hugh White. THE DAILY TIMES By D. R. Anthony Entered as second-class matter at the post office at Lcavern-orto Kansas under the act ot Congress. March 3. 187S THE TIMES TEL-S THE TRUTH THE LEAVENWOBTH TIMES published evenings (ex.ept Saturday) and Sunday morning. Established in 1857. Consolidated with the Conservative established in 1860 The Bulletin established in 1862, a;ad The Commercial 'i'lblished in 1865. ouucuu esvao 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 tn any part of Leavenworth or suburbs for 85c a month. The paper may be ordered by mail or telephone or through our authorized local agents William A. Dresser and tfloyd 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 for republication of all the local news printed in this newspaper, as well as AP news dispatches. National Advertising Representatives: Arthur H. flagg and Associates, Inc., New Yori office, 366 Madison Avenue, Chicago office, 360 North Michigan Avenue. THE NATIONAL WHIRLIGIG WASHINGTON — "How much longer is the Truman Administration," inquires C. 0. of Albuquerque, N. M., "going to issue an invitation to Moscow to overrun the strategic Middle East, from Iran to Egypt, by trailing along with London's selfish short-sighted and imperialistic policies in that area?" Answer; Members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff are worrying and wondering about this same question. They regard this bridgeland between Europe and Asia as a far more important, valuable and inflammable sector than the barren peninsula of Korea. They recall that, in arranging for a division of the spoils during the period of their alliance, Stalin warned Hitler that Russia's historic program for expansion and winning a warm water port lay in this direction. It was this discovery that led Der Fuehrer to make war on his erstwhile ally. Secretary Acheson threw all our influence on the side of the British when Iran nationalized the Anglo-Iranian Company's petroleum properties. He ordered American firms not to try to buy or to market Iran's principal money product. He shared London's belief that this joint starvation policy would force Mossadegh to come to terms or to be overthrown. Events indicate that this was a mistaken idea. Instead of surrendering, it is possible that the Iranian dictator may turn to Russia for support. Economic misery resulting from the Anglo-American boycott has produced unrest that the Tudeh (Communist) Party is exploiting. We may awake some morning to find that Iran has become another satellite stronghold. Former Ambassador Grady and Justice Douglas forecast this disastrous prospect, but Acheson refused to heed their advice. To be fair, a sharp break with England on a question of such grave import to the empire might have jeopardized Anglo-American relations and their program for collective security. Now, however, Acheson seems to see the light both as to Iran and Egypt. We are prodding Churchill and Eden to get off their lofty, imperialistic horse, and to recognize realities. It is probable that London will yet reach a settlement with those countries which, temporarily at least, will minimize the threat of Russian conquest or infiltration. As he discovered in China, Acheson finds belatedly that "waiting for the dust to settle" in the Middle East is like cleaning house by sweeping the dirt under the rug. "In a recent column," writes W. C. H. of Tulsa, Okla., "you removed from Senator Kefauver what skin was left on his coon after he went through the convention slaughter house on the edge of the stockyards . . .Why single out Kefauver? What about Nixon, the Republicans' vice-presidential nominee?" Answer: W. C. H. is right. Save for his part in running Alger Hiss to the ground — and into prison —• Nixon has had a colorless and undistinguished career, He was chosen by Eisenhower principally because he rounded out the ticket geographically, and by Ray Tucker because of his anti-Communist role. As W. C. H. suggests, this hit-or-miss selection of the -man ''who stands only a heartbeat from the presidency" is one of the major defects of our political system. The histories of most V. P.'s who have served as Chief Executive prove that. But the worst feature of the present method is that the Vice President is usually chosen by a single individual — the presidential nominee — rather than by the delegated representatives of the two parties. That is "bossism and backroom politics". It Is lawfully possible," asks L. E. A. of Zanesville, 0., "to elect a President from one party and a Vice President from the other? Has it ever been done? Why not in recent years?'' Answer: Yes, it is. Electors are not legally bound by the vote of their states, although now it is customary for them simply to act as messenger boys in registering their states' will at Washington. In 1796, Jefferson might have been elected President instead of Adams, if three electors had not exercised their personal preference by voting for the Massachusetts man. In 1948, the Thurmond- Wright ticket got one electoral vote from a state they did not carry. I want to thank S. M. of Jacksonville, Fla., for correcting my statement that the only primary Senator Kefauver lost was to W. Averell Harriman in the District of Columbia. Senator Richard B. Russell led Kefauver by 72,000 votes in the Florida affair. ACCORDING TO HAL BOYLE NEW YORK (iB—There was no one on the beach except the fat man and a quartet of teenagers playing catch with a tennis ball. The four youngsters—three lean boys and a golden-haired girl — were like a Grecian frieze come to life, but their laughter somehow disturbed the fat man. "Noisy kids," he muttered. "Probably can't wait until the sun goes down so they can start smoking marijuana. When I was that age, I worked all summer. But today— all kids are useless." A shower of sand sprayed over his reclining form as the girl leaped to catch a mis-thrown ball. "Sorry, popsie," she said. "Go away!" shouted the fat man, angrily. "And don't call me pop- sie.". "Okay, popsie," she laughed, and leaped away. He watched the four play a moment longer, and knew in his heart why he felt grumpy toward them. It was because they were lithe and young. Making vague sounds like a discontented walrus, he picked up his fat bald head and his sad fat stomach and waddled heavily to the ocean's edge. The waves were high, and he hesitated. But then he found a pause between the breakers, waded in and started swimming. "Ah, this is it," he sighed. The water hid his shape. He felt strong and young again. He turned on his back and floated...for a long tinm...dre.-vming with open eyes as he looked up at the windy sky. A wave suddenly broke over him. Sputtering, the fat man swung around. The sea was choppy, and the shore looked a long way off. He began to swim toward it, but it came no nearer. He swam harder. No progress. The fat man realized he was caught in an outward current. Fear washed through him and he began to flail the water wildly with leaden arms. A face swam into view. It was one of the boys he had seen on the beach. They looked into each others eyes and saw they were both in the same plight. The boy approached him warily, afraid the fat man would grab him and drag them both down. "Think I can make it...to shore." he panted. "Keep trying...I'll get help." As the boy swam away the fat man felt his own life going, too. He wondered about what the local paper would print sbout his death.. .He wondered about his wife...And then aJl wonder left him. He was a blind blob of flesh slugging in a blind sea. He no longer could feel the movements of his arms and legs. He had lost the direction of the shore. Then through the gathering fog of numbness the face of the boy swam again into view. The fat man thought he was dreaming. But behind the face came three more faces—the girl and the other two boys. "Here, climb on this," the boy said, pushing forward a rubber play raft. Like eels the four teenagers surrounded the fat man, lifted him on the raft. He hugged it as if it were his mother. They began to push the raft through the waves, expertly guiding it slantwise toward the shore. As each wave broke over him the fat man swallowed part of it. They neared the beach. A great towering wave rose behind them. "Now!" shouted one boy. "Give it everything!" The fat man kicked feebly. The green, foam-crested wave picked them Up — man, girl, boys and raft—and tumbled them in a heap into shallow water. The fat man felt his forehead grating against the sandy bottom. The hungry sea clutched to pull him back, and he had no strength to fight it. Then hands grabbed him and dragged him up on the hot dry sand. He opened his eyes and saw a sky thatr framed four tanned anxious young faces. The girl ran and got some paper napkins and began to wipe his bleeding forehead. The fat man looked up at them, each in turn. "You kids...you wonderful...wonderful kids," he said brokenly, and tears began to run down his cheeks. "Why popsie," said the girl, wiping his eyes. "You'll get your face all wet." Barbs BARBS BY HAL COCHRAN We wonder how many political candidates would like to abolish the day after election. In many prisons inmates are given the latest news throughout the day by radio. Maybe it makes them more satified to stay there. High heels are making hoofs of women's feet, says a doctor. Call out the village blacksmith. According to a college professor, lots of men work hardest before breakfast. Getting the wife up to get it? Don't always jump at conclusions—you're liable to scare the best ones away. FRIDAY BARBS Dr. George W. Crane's ~ WORRY CLINIC A large portion of psychological counseling consists of telling people things which they know but have refused to face. Notice JoanV complaint. Perhaps 500,000 other, women around the age of 40 have the same symptoms. Joan feels that she is a feminine coun- .terpart of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Paste this case in your scrap, book. Case E-344: Joan J., 45, has a common female complaint. "Dr. Crane, while trying on a pair of shoes at the store a few months ago," she began, "I suddenly thought I would faint. "The clerk got me a glass of water and I felt better. But ever since then I have been terrified about going shopping alone. "It has grown worse every day. Now I cannot venture out of the house unless my husband is with me. ; "I know it sounds silly, but I am scared to death at the thought of going anywhere alone. Dr. Crane, what is the matter wi{h me?" Perhaps half a million women in America at this minute have similar complaints, for this complex often strikes women as they approach the menopause. They grow petrified with fear at the idea of being alone. They cannot go out of the house or visit neighbors or attend parties or even buy their groceries, unless they have their husbands along. Why? There are usually several reasons. I have previously told you that ever since Adam and Eve, women have erroneously believed that their chief sex organ was the womb (uterus). So when it ceases its regular function, they imagine they have Jost their feminine attractiveness. So they feel alone; on the shelf, just a nobody and hence deserted! In their resulting panic, they cling to their husband's arm for reassurance whenever they venture out of the house. But there it another reason of a subconscious nature that often enters into the picture. Joan's case is of this sort. Worried over her lack of charm to her husband, she had wondered subconsciously if she might hav« charm for any other man! The shoe clerk had complimented Joan's shapely legs. He was also a vital dynamic type. Prim, straight-laced Joan suddenly sensed his masculine dominance.. Vaguely she had been hungry for just such masculine attention, especially to reassure her that the menopause would not kill her "it." : Here was the conflict. She suddenly felt attracted to this shoe clerk. And he seemed physically Interested in her. ! But her conscience (that set of ethical 'habits with reference to right and wrong) suddenly hit her with a bang. In her resulting dizzy emotional state, she asked for a glass of water and then left the shoe shop. But to make sure that she travels the straight and narrow pathway hereafter, she has developed this insistence on always having her husband at her elbow. Her conscious mind is thus insisting on her husband's presence to make sure that Joan's basic hunger for masculine attention doesn't get her into trouble. The conscious and subconscious are thus in conflict. And the more she hungers tot affection or erotic stimulation, the more panicky she becomes. To protect herself, she will not go to the corner grocery alone. She refuses even to leave the house except when her husband is with her. And she is unduly apprehensive all the time that her husband is away. She knows what is wrong, as do her 500,000 twin sisters in this menopausal age bracket, but she avoids facing the truth. She may visit a dozen doctors and eagerly seek further medical treatment. She wonders if she isn't losing her mind. She isn't! What she needs is a new view of the menopause. The menopause doesn't top a woman' abiliity to be thrilled and thrilling in mar* riage. So end for the bulletin, "Sex Problems in Marriage," enclosiig a stamped return envelope, plus a dime. (Always write to Dr. Crane In care ot The Hopkins Syndicate. Box 3210. Mellott. Ind. Enclose « Jong, three cents stamped, £lf-addressed envelope and a dime t» cover typing and printing costi when you send for one ot nil psychological charts.) (Copyright by the Hbpttnt Syndicate. Inc.) REMINISCENCE 10 YEARS AGO Retail merchants in Leavenworth and surrounding area are being visited by a number of inspectors sent out by OPA to learn the extent of compliance with the General Maximum Price Regulation and other special regulations. Postmaster Francis J. McAuliffe has received from the post office department an announcement that the V-mail service, inaugurated in June is now past the experimental stage with each week showing large increase in the number of letters mailed to American soldiers overseas. Shortage of shipping space has forced Great Britain to put an of. ficial brake on the flow of relief gifts from the United States. 25 YEARS AGO After Sept. 15, the high lines ot Leavenworth, Lawrence, and Tecumseh power companies will be tied together, which will insure all three cities of no interruption in power service, in case of any trouble at the plants, it was announced this morning. Bids for the paving of' South Erskine Johnson's Fourth street from Elm to Limit will 6e received by the board ot city commissioners this evening. The specifications are open to several types of paving and considerable interest is being shown. Matches with either Lawrence or Atchison tennis clubs, or with both, are anticipated for the weekend at the Ninth Avenue courts, it was reported this morning. M YEARS AGO. Many men in Leavenworth county are being employed now with packing the first of the big apple crop. Stations have been established at several points over the country near the orchard districts by fruit dealers. The Federal Penitentiary farm probably holds the distinction ot supplying garden stuffs and fruits for more people than does any other farm in Kansas or in th« United Spates for that matter. Nearly 1,300 men who work hard during the day are dependent up on the yields of the big farm for their garden luxuries. So far 110 horses have been entered for the races at the county fair this year. HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD— (NEA)— Exclusively Yours: Yvonne de Carlo hasn't got a daddy like Harry S. Truman to write blistering letters to the music critics, so she's giving up her operatic aspirations. Her decision, honest Yvonne told me before leaving for Europe to co-star with Rock Hudson i n "Toilers of the Sea," was made when the critics rapped her for trying to be a Rise Stevens in the Hollywood Bowl production of "Die Fledermaus" last year. "A movie star," she sighed, "can't expect to try opera and not be panned. I thought the notices were marvelous. -I expected much' worse. Anyhow, they convinced me that you can't live two lives in one, I don't have time to study properly." The movie in which Linda Darnell contracted jaundice is being released in the U. S. under the title of "Island of Desire"—a far cry from the orginal tag of "Saturday Island." "It sounds like a burlesque theater," winced Linda. "But what- cha gonna do?" Director Elia Kazan describes Terry Moore's role in "The Man on a Tightrope" as "a female Marlon Brando." . . . Rhonda Fleming's getting flying lessons from her new hubby, Dr. Lewis V. Mot» rill, a former Navy combat pilot. . . . Virginia Gibson, the Warner starlet, and Selkirk Taliafero, son of a prominent Tennessee family, may hear wedding bells. She's getting her big break in the filmus- ical. "Stop, You're Killing Me." Superstitious movietowners a r • talking about a jinx shadowing the "Ransom of Red Chief sequence in Fox's "The O. Henry Full House." Both Fred Allen and Oscar Levant, the co-stars, have had serious physical collaoses since th« film's windup. "The Life of Leo Durocher'" is on the story auction block with Laraine Day's promise to play herself if a film is made ... A young New York model named Sharon Saunders is the big love in the life of "Moulin Rouge" author Pierre La Mure, and the movie queen linkage has about as much substance as peach fuzz . . . Donald O'Connor is wide open for a record deal and negotiations are now going on to make him a recording star. There's irony in the teaming of Russell Nype and Kyle McDonnell in "One Touch of Venus" in Pittsburgh. Both were yanked out of their first Hollywood movies during the past year.

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