The Leavenworth Times from Leavenworth, Kansas on August 29, 1952 · Page 4
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Friday, August 29, 1952
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Four THE LEAVENWORTH TIMES, FRIDAY EVENING, AUGUST 29, 1952. Editorial... The Positive Approach A Political Achilles Heel A new approach is being tried in the everlasting campaign to promote better and safer driving. It is the positive approach in contrast with the negative that ,has always been in vogue. Instead of relying entirely on punishment and penalties against the feckless, careless, and ignorant driver a premium is being placed on good and intelligent motoring. Eecently there was a story about a small airplane darting down out of the sky to spot a particular motorist tooling down the highway. At the next town the motorist was stopped by the police. The driver's apprehension changed to bewildered astonishment when the cops pinned a medal on him. It was for careful driving. The plane was one used by the state police to patrol the highways. After watching the motorist in question drive along for several miles, obeying all the rules and driving in a, mannerly way, the plane police radioed to their headquarters in the next town that this guy deserved a medaL -They've been doing it for some time, ^now, and the results are -reported fine. This strikes us as one of the sharpest, smartest approaches we've heard of to a problem we wish we'd never heard of—the mass killing on our highways. For one thing, the airplane gimmick is healthily positive. Instead of more "don'ts," here's a. police force that says, in effect, you did a smart job of driving today, and here's a medal to prove it. That sort of psychology seems from where we're sitting to be the one successful antidote to our dangerous lack of driving manners—the attitude that the smart guy is the one who breaks the rules and gets away with it. Somehow we've gotten sidetracked into thinking that traffic laws are something it's smart to beat—like betting on the horses and whining, or not paying your county tax. It's that attitude which must be changed if we hope to save some of the more than 30,000 lives which are lost in traffic accidents each year. Just saying "don't" isn't- enough. That already has been proved. Then there's the driving education program which is finding so much favor in our schools. New drivers are being taught that the good driver, and the smart one, is the one who masters control.- This means control of both car and self. Everyone who owns a car can keep his throttle pressed to the floorboard, run stop signs and take chances. But ,the good driver is the one who has the power under his "control at all times and realizes that other people have a right to live and have their property reasonably protected. Maybe the positive approach will help eliminate a lot of darn fools whose driving mentality has. never before passed the adolescent stage. Kansas Snapshots From Here and There Christopher Morley recites the following incident 'concerning Winston Churchill at bis famous broadcast of June 4, 1940, after Dunkirk. . "We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we Shall fight in the fields and in the streets." Then Churchill put his hand over the microphone and in an aside, said, "and we will hit them over the heads with beer bottles, which is all we have really got" The lola Register says if Adlai Stevenson tried some of his fancy prose at a Pendergast meeting the boys wouldn't know what he was talking about. Collected From Other Typewriters Highway Litterbug* When the average city, family starts out for a Sunday afternoon or holiday drive, it is but natural to seek out the less traveled county or township roads. Less traffic adds to the comfort of leisurely sight-seeing. Thete are many beautiful farm homes in Shawnee and adjacent counties, where fat jattie graze in pastures that just now are drying up, but normally are emerald green. Our rural neighbors, for the most part, take pride in keeping their premises free of unsightly debris. Unfortunately, a few of our qity Sunday tourists seem to feel that these country roads are ideal places to dump all kinds of discarded articles. On a short trip the other day several cars were parked alongside the rural roads, with grown men and women unloading a month's accumulation of waste. . In a five-mile stretch of road were old boxes, egg cartons, bottles, beer cans, old Another Round tires, assorted candy and chewing gum wrappers, towels, underwear, hub caps, cigaret packages. It was a pitiful demonstration of man's unkindness to his neighbors. Topeka has official city dumps where unwanted debris can be taken. There are numerous professional trash haulers, who for a small fee will take away and dispose of every kind of materials. (It is suspected that some of these haulers are guilty of fittering up the countryside.) There is a state law prohibiting this cluttering up of roadsides. Whjle few persons care to become involved in the enforcement of this law, it would be a useful service if the license numbers on the cars, of the offenders were taken and turned in to the sheriff's office. A few examples of arrests and fines would help to reform the thoughtless people who ought to have more sense, but haven't. Something drastic should happen to these highway litterbugs.—Topeka Daily Capital. That guy you saw crawling out from un- was John L. Lewis. And here we go again, der the bushy brows, carrying a lump of sadly warns the Arkansas City Traveler, coal in one hand and a contract in the other, —El Dorado Times. What They Are Saying The Moslem countries should form a strong bloc for defense and should join the Western nations for peace.—Syud Ahmed, "press attache of the Pakistan Embassy in Washington. Marines have a lower rate of psychoneurosis from combat causes than any other branch of service because they are among the best fighting men in the world. —Lt William Mayer, Navy psychiatrist. The Anzus treaty is one more step in our continuing efforts to strengthen the peace in the Pacific and in the world.—Secretary of State Dean Acheson. , Strong naval forces are the cheapest form of national security insurance.—Secretary of the Navy Dan A, Kimball. . The Communists are unbeaten in battle and the only logic they can .understand is military pressure.—Vice Adm. C. Turner Joy, former chief UN truce negotiator in Korea. . . \ THE DAILY TIMES By D. R. Anthony Entered as second-class matter at the post office at Loaverworta Kansas under the act ot Congress. March 3. 1873 THE TIMES TEL'.S THE TRUTH THE LEAVENWORTH TIMES published evenings (ex.ept baturday) and Sunday morning. Established in 1857. Consolidated with the Conservative established in 1860. The Bulletin established in 1862. aid The Commercial -i'abliahed in 1865, Circulation of The Evening Sta-.iderd and JThe Chronicle.Tribun* consolidated with Th« Times In 1803, Circulation of The Leavenworth Post (absorbed tn 1823. THE DAILY TIMES is delivered b" 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 *'loyd BraKey. BY MAIL In Leavenworth and adjoining counties per year $6.00 Beyond Leavenworth and adjoining counties, per year . ;.. $9.00 MEMBER OP 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. Hagg and Associates, toe,, New YorJc office, 366 Madison Avenue, Chicago office, 360 North Michigan Avenue. THE NATIONAL WHIRLIGIG by Ray Tucker Washington — Although even ihe courteous and restrained General Eisenhower has dubbed Wilson Wyatt a "wild-eyed left-winger", the fact is that Harry S. Truman's private gripe against Governor Stevenson is the Democratic nominee's selection of the former Federal Housing Expediter as his personal campaign manager. This general misjudgment of the Louisville man, and the significance of his selection, is one of 5 the many oddities of this puzzling presidential campaign, in w h i c h Truman, Taft, Dirksen, Dewey, McCarthy, Jenner and other relatively minor figures are attracting more publicity, mostly bad, than the candidates themselves. Even more than Stevenson's other attempts to muzzle Truman and to minimize his record and role, the nominee's choice of Wyatt to terminate the rule of ihe Han- negans, McGraths, Boyles and McKinneys — Truman's political cronies and clubhouse pals — convinces the White House that, as standard - bearer or "President," Stevenson will be no ''stooge." Privately, the Missourians inside the presidential circle who mirror and murmur the head man's viewpoint, ridicule the Wyart-Mitcheil- Schlesinger advisory council as savagely as old-line Democrats, in 1932, made fun of Franklin D. Roosevelt's amateur and professorial "brain trust" — Raymond Moley, Adolph A. Berle, Rex Tugwell, Felix Frankfurter, Henry A. Wallace, etc. The cleavage between these two factions, despite understandable efforts to conceal it, runs deep. The Trumans, Dawsons, Connellys, . Vaughans and Steelmans look upon . politics and government as a game; the . Stevenson coterie regard it as a civic responsibility and a difficult science. As a comparison between Truman's partisan diatribes and Stevenson's classic and cultured utterances reveals, they don't speak the same language or understand each other's approach to public problems. In short, there is far more difference, basically, between Stevenson and Truman than there is between Stevenson and Eisenhower. It is this paradox which makes it so difficult for millions of people to decide how they will vote next fall. Wyatt has been damned by General Eisenhower, Senator Nixon and Senator Dirksen, to list only his most prominent detractors, because he once headed the Americans for Democratic Action. It was the heads of this Humphrey- Moody - Biddle - Roosevelt organization which tried in vain to capture the party at Chicago, and to drive the South into political exile. But Wyatt presided over ADA in 1947, before it had become a "captive" of metropolitan and ideological leftists. In those days it fought against isolationism, backed the Marshall Plan, urged preservation of civil rights, opposed Communist infiltration of government, denounced the third-party movement organized by Wallace. It was liberal but not radical. Wyatt himself, then and now, took issue with two of current ADA-ers' basic demands. He favored revision of the Taft-Hartley Act, as against Truman's reiterated demand for repeal. He believes with Stevenson that the fair employment practices problem could be handled on a state level, unless proved and recurrent local abuses require federal action. It is Wyatt's convention role in 1948, however, which. placed him so high on Truman's extensive and comprehensive black books. The man in the White House has never forgiven the Louisville man for his behaviour at Philadelphia. When other ADA officials, including James Roosevelt, were demanding that Truman be sidetracked in favor of General Eisenhower, Wyatt urged the nomination of Barkley for first place on the ticket. He was one of the Kentuckian's nominators for second place. .At Chicago this year he voted along with the. Kentucky delegation for Barkley against his old friend, Governor Stevenson. If the GOI» wants to capitalize on leftist influences in the Stevenson camp, the tip is to scour the writings and speeches of Arthur Schlesinger Jr., the chief research man at Springfield. In his books, magazine articles, book reviews and speeches, he has eulogized almost every radical proposal emanting from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue during the Roosevelt and Truman regimes. He believes in federal control spending and unbalanced budgets and general aggrandizement of tht national government at the expense of cities and states. The three mystery men of the campaign are Vice President Barkley, Senator Robert A. Taft and Senator Estes Kefauver. AU three saw their hope of achieving the White House go up in smoke at Chicago. Taft's absence and silence trouble the Ikemen. The Ohioan is known to 'feel that Eisenhower's "middle of the road" stand may wind up as a sort of Dewey-Willkie "me, too" attitude. The Senator's office here has received almost 50,000 letters from admirers, and one-tm'rd say they will not support Ike. How actively Taft will back the ticket may determine how the GOP will fare in the electorally important Middle West. Barkley has not been heard from since he left Chicago, The "old man" was deeply hurt by the rough treatment he suffered from labor and political friends there. If he is "too old'' to be nominated, he may figure that he should conserve his strength during the campaign. His defection could hurt. Kefauver is trying) to be a good sport, but he is sore and sour. He is too young, politically, to philosophize that primary winners have rarely won parry nominations for the presidency. He may restrict his campaigning to Tennessee and the border spates. ACCORDING TO HAL BOYLE HOMETOWN, U. S. A (ffi-The Peebles, like many an American family today, are a house divided. Wilbur, the country's most average citizen, and his wife. Trellis Mae, used to quarrel over only one thing—her ambition to own a mink coat. But .that was before Wilbur went to the Republican convention and came home in favor of Gen. Eisenhower, and Trellis Mae attended the Democratic convention and returned an ardent rooter for Gov. Stevenson. Now they are separated by a new yawning chasm—party politics. Wilbur awoke the other morning in a cramped position on the living room sofa, to which he had been exiled by Trellis Mae after he referred slightingly to Stevenson as "a Truman in short pants." His wife, her hair still in metal curlers, sat in his favorite chair studying the newspaper. "How about some breakfast, honey?" said Wilbur. "I'm starving." "Make it yourself, you Republican—you believe in individual enterprise," replied Trellis Mae. "And don't burn the toast. I have to catch up on. the political news." Wilbur meekly got up, showered, shaved, dressed, and fixed breakfast for two. Trellis Mae joined him at the table, put down the newspaper, and said: "Well, he's done it again!" Her husband went on morosely munching his toast. "I say, he's done it again!" said Trellis Mae more loudly. "Who?" said Wilbur, unable to resist the bait. "As if you didn't know, Ha, ha, ha! Stevenson—of course." "Has he attacked that mess in Washington again?" "Don't be so funny," said Trellis Mae. "He says your pal Ike is up to his knees in a bucket of eels. Ha, ha, ha! What's the matter with Ike's campaign anyway? It's stalled." "Ike's just getting into gear," replied Wilbur stoutly. "He likes to plan his campaigns instead of going off half - cocked. When he really hits the Democrats it'll be another Normandy landing." "All I can say," remarked Trellis Mae, "is that right now he is approaching victory with the speed of erosion." "I really don't understand you," said Wilbur, trying dignity. "Your father was a Republican, your grandfather was a Republican, and you were a Republican until last month. You don't want to be a turncoat, do you?" "Look who's talking," answered his wife. "Who voted for Roose- velt three times? You! 'Who said when he got out of the army he'd never vote for a man who wore a unifrm? You!" "That was before they nominated Ike," said Wilbur. "Can't a man change/ his mind?" "Can't a woman?" "Sure, but Ike is a new broom.^ He's got what the country needs. He is a real man of action. Stevenson is just a phrase-maker.. Anybody can make a high-sounding phrase." , "Oh, can they?" demanded Trellis Mae. "All right, Wilbur. You make one. Right now. Quick." Wilbur stared at her. His mouth opened and closed, opened and .closed again. "Uh-uh-uh," he spluttered. "Women have no darn business talking politics." "That isn't a new phrase," said Trellis Mae, "That is a platitude, my love. 1 ' Wilbur made a final attempt to convert her, "I ask you one thing—just one thing," he said. "What has Adlai Stevenson got that Ike doesn't have more of?" "Me!" said Trellis Mae triumphantly. Wilbur looked at his wife, shook his head, threw down his napkin, and trudged off to work. November—and peace — seemed a long way off. Dr. George W. Crane's WORRY CLINIC Arthur is a miserly husband. His wife must beg for dimes! But she changed him by the advice below, The nortnal American malt who has chosen an intelligent girl for a wife, gladly makes her the treasurer of the family corporation. This inflates her ego, thus making her more devoted to her mate. Case E-349: Arthur J., 41, is a miserly husband. "Dr. Qrane, Arthur is, so stingy," his wife said, "and he has the old fashioned idea that a husband should handle all the money in the family: "As a result, we are constantly in debt. He has little ability as a bookkeeper. But he always earns a good salary. "I have coaxed and pleaded and threatened anH stormed, but to no avail, ' "He stil} hangs, on to the money, Pon't you think an intelligent wife can make money go farther than the usual husband?" As a general rule, wives are better suited to serve as treasurers of their family. , But if a girl has been coddled by indulgent parents, or if she has been permitted to charge anything she wanted on papa's accounts at the various stores, then such a girl miay need some diligent training before he can make ends meet. Even in such a case, she should at least be permitted to try to run the household on a budget. If she fails, then let the husband attempt this critical task. But in the normal American home, where the wife has at least a fair education and has earned her own money for a few years prior to marriage, it is preferable that she act as treasurer of t h e family corporation. Women can usually get better bargains than men. That is partly because they will haggle over prices. Men try to be "big shots" so they often affect disdain about arguing over pennies. Moreover, women are generally better informed regarding prices. For they are the chief readers of the retail advertisements in their newspaper. Thus, they become clever in •potting the "leader" items of- fered by various stores at cut prices to attract trade. So a woman will travel around among a dozen shops to pick up these individual bargains, whereas a man will usually purchase everything at the same shop. It is not uncommon, for example, for a store to Offer an unusually low price on sugar or soap, as "bait" to attract trade. Then It may even raise the price on certain other articles to offset thi» loss. The average customer assumes, however, that if there, is such a bargain price on the sugar w soap, then the other prices must be similarly low, Women don't g«t caught so easily by this common trick. Husbands who insist on holding the family purse, even to the extent of buying their wives' cosmetics and toilet articles, are often afraid of their sex vigor. That's not as far-fetched as it may seem! Such husbands are inclined to b* jealous of other men. So they try to make their wives totally dependent upon them, thus hoping to hold them in financial subjection, even if they are secretly afraid they cannot dominate the woman's affection. This ''husband - hold - the -pocketbook" policy is a typical European attitude, moreover, and very un-American. It suggests the Kaiser or dictator point of view. A virile. American male is glad to shove the family bookkeeping upon his wife. Moreover, he realizes it inflates her vanity to know that her hus- ' band thus trusts her judgement and relies on her. Send for my bulletin "How to Operate Your Home on a Budget," enclosing a stamped return envelope, plus a dime. Every home should be operated on a budget. And encourage your teen-age youngster to help balance your budget, thus 'giving them in. valuable training for the tim« when they'll have homes of theif own. So let them run your household for a week just to give them pra* tioal budgeting experience. (Always wnie to Or. Crane in care of The Hopkins Syndicate. Box 5210. Mellott, Ind. Enclose a rang, three cents stamped, self-addressed envelope and a dime to cover typing and printing cost* when you send for ona of hi* psychological charts.) (Copyright by th« WopUrm Syndicate. Inc.) REMINISCENCE 10 YEARS AGO Washington. Sept. 3— (St— Sena-, tor Gurney (R-SD) demanded in the senate today the immediate drafting- of youths, of 18 afltl 19 years of age. The donation of one dollar asked by the Red Cross for "Kit Bags" to be sent to every Leavenworth soldier on foreign assignment has been met very well, Mrs. N.'H. Burt has announced. Enough has been collected to take care of 57. - . Kenneth Collins, son of Mr. and Mrs. H.A. Collins, has returned from a three weeks visit with his grandparents and relatives in Ruthton, Minn. 25 YEARS AGO Two generals, Brig. Gen. Edward L. King and Maj. Gen. Harry A. Smith, presented scores of • trophies to the "cream of the camp", at what was officially the closing exercise of the month. A move to award meritorious work in ROTC was started by Byron H. Mehl post, American Le- Erskine Johnson's gion, at the regular meeting last night. It was voted to present a silver loving cup to the most outstanding student of the ROTC unit at the close of the school year. Arrangements now are being completed for the Kansas National Indian War Veteran** annual convention, which will be held at the Soldiers' Home here, Sept 7-8. 40 YEARS AGO The officers of the. Red army, now resting near the Soldiers' Home preparatory to marching to Kansas City, Mo., to participate in the "Battle of Westport," were the guests of the officers of th» post yesterday. The Blues were victorious in the mock battlei of the past few days. Dear's bunch outplayed the Thirteenth Cavalry at the Home garden yesterday and defeated th« Fort Riley team by»the score of . 9 to 1. The seventeenth annual session of'the supreme grand council Order of Ancient Sons and Daughter of Jerusalem opened at the Color, ed Masonic Hall Tuesday morning. HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — The Men: Let exhibitors yowl for a modern Valentino to bring the housewives rushing back into the movie theaters — Fernando Lamas wants no part of being the heavy-lidded, burning-eyed answer to love-starved women. Fernando doesn't mind an occasional nibble at the white shoulders of a movie queen like Lana Turner in "The Merry Widow," but says : "I would hate to be typed in romantic roles. It hurts you tremendously and it's not good for a long career. I'm playing a gangster in '"The Girl Who Had' Everything.' The character roles are juicier." Is Fernando pained when dolls throw themselves at his feet, yank at his shirt and scream "Lover Boy!"? "Bless the screaming women," he said. "They buy tickets to theaters. The day they stop swooning or crowding around me in the street,. I'll know I'm through. I hate actors who pretend they're annoyed at admiring women. It's a lot of baloney." Cameron Mitchell's beaming over his escape from being tagged "the ' poor man's John Garfield," now that he's red-hot in the versatile acting league at Fox. He's playing another meaty role— the part of an insane doctor in "Powder River"— and tells me: "I wan professsionally dead when I made a test for "Th« Postman Always Rings Twice,' John Garfield got the part and I got the kiss of death. Everybody saw the test and for a couple of years I was always called in for Garfield-type roles. But every time Garfield was there—and he got the role." The wolfish brother ndt 1 n 'Death of a Salesman" snapped Mitchell's career back in place, but, he says, "Darryl Zanuck wu the only producer in town who really gave me a chance, *» Donald O'Connor is breaking his agent's heart, but he'i saying NO to offers of $10.000 a week, plus hefty percentages of the net take, in night clubs and theaters. He's nixing benefit*, personal- appearance tours to plug movies and invitations to whoop it up at Giro's and the Mocambo, too,"because I'd like to keep my health. I'm not making the. mistake of working myself to death." Donald rushes right into the Russell Nype role in "Call Me Madam" when he winds up "I Love Melvin," then he faces the TV cameras again in NBC's "Comedy Hour" in October. "This time," he told me, "I'm going to be on every fourth week, because it's important for people to know when to expect you.I'm going to use film sections, too, for tricks and effects, I've signed for six shows, but I'll try to do more.

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