The Leavenworth Times from Leavenworth, Kansas on September 1, 1952 · Page 3
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Leavenworth, Kansas
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Monday, September 1, 1952
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Four THE LEAVEN WORTH TIMES, Monday Evening, September 1,1951 Editorial... Fine—ButlSxfi Here We Go Again Our good friend the Parsons Sun took a . little exception to Leavenworth's claim for a first to celebrate a centennial in Kansas. It cited a centennial held by St. Paul, Kas., in 1947 honoring the founding there of a Jesuit mission in 1847. Leavenworth has no quarrel with St. Paul for such a centennial It was a proper celebration honoring an historical event. Leavenworth still lays claim to being the first incorporated city in the state of Kansas still in existence. Before the territorial act of 1854 no white man could legally settle or occupy the lands in Kansas which, by treaty, belonged to the Indians. If technicalities are to be involved it might be well to remember that Leavenworth this year just finished ^helping in the celebration of the 125th anniversary of the founding of Fort Leavenworth. In 1927 it also participated in the first centennial of the same fort in the first celebration of its kind in the state of Kansas. Going back even farther in the technical records it can be shown that white men established "farms and abodes" on the lands now occupied by the communities of Leavenworth and Kickapoo "shortly after the establishment of Cantonment Leavenworth in 1827 for the purpose of supplying the troops stationed at the military post." Of course these were not real settlers because they had no right to the land under those treaties which existed until 1854. Along the line of technicalities, all that remains is to find out if Coronado really found Quivera in Kansas back around 1541 which would set up the nearest community, where- ever it is, as the real "first" in Kansas, because he (Coronado) is thought to have left a few colonizers in the state. What Leavenworth objected to in the first place when all the argument started was that it had been left out of all discussions of plans for a statewide centennial whcih have been appearing from time to time from over the state. Kansas Snapshots Front Here and There We read the other day how beautiful the Fjords looked in Norway this year. This makes us wonder how the Bjuicks, the Djodges and all the ojthers appear to the .casual eye. A Colby woman was surprised when she took her first taste of beer to find it tasted just Ilk* the "medicine" her husband had beM taking for 40 yean. lected to represent Kansas in the Miss America pageant at Atlantic City. We can't think of a better name for somebody about to.venture into the world in search of a title. What are all the fanners kicking about out Tuttle Creek way who will be dispossessed of their farms? After all, they may be able to get jobs as clerks in some government bureau running the thing if they belong to Hill Ooforth of McPherson hat been »*- the right political party. * . Collected From Other Typewriters Flood Victim* Taxei Shawnee and perhaps other Kaw valley counties this August have their longest delinquent tax list* in yean. Properties by me hundreds, particularly in the overflow areas, have not paid the levies due. . To a degree the abnormal arrearages reflect Inability to pay as a result of losses suffered in the 1951 floods. Primarily, however, the nonpayment shows an acceptance of Governor Arn's advice. He suggested that it the flood-sufferers did not pay, the 195S legislature would forgive them their tax debts. Tfcose who lost their all to last year's high water* reasonably are entitled to tax con- Anothcr 5ftrt* Building From Topeka comes a report that purchase of additional ground for a state highway department building. The idea had gotten around that the proposed state house annex or office building would meet the needs of the state's numerous and sprawling departments, including the state highway department. ^The state has bought the ground adjoining the state house grounds on the west, and the architect has prepared plans for the building, which will be nothing if not expansive. Now it seems that the state highway department believes it wise to consider buy- What They Are Saying A man becomes dangerous only when he closes his mind.—Congressman William L. Dawson (D., HI.). Grime syndicates are built on public apathy. People are now aware of me evils and are demanding enforcement. — Wisconsin Attorney General Vernon Thomson. ~~ It is much easier to get a million dollars out of a rich husband than it is out of an actress.—Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor, who is being sued for a million by actress Corinne Calvet cessions. There is a certain constitutional doubt, however, as to whether they legally can have it There is even greater doubt that next winter, when drouth may be an immediate concern and floods a stale memory, a majority of the legislators, coming from areas which had no water damage, will be politically inclined to grant it. There is something to that adage about striking while the iron is hot. The next regular session probably will show there was a much greater need for a special, flood relief session of the legislature than those who might have called at the time were willing to concede.—Hutcnlnson News-Herald. ing the ground south of the statehouse campus for another unit. The state architect is .reported favoring construction of a separate building for the highway department That would mean mree imposing state buildings within the compound. With the white facade of the Santa Fe offices forming the east side of the quadrangle, the statehouse group would look like a chunk Of Washington, D. C. Why the big expansion in state government? The state's inhabitants do not yet number 2 million.—Kansas City Kansan. I am afraid our (English) nomen are a thousand times more harmful than the American yesmen.—Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. No thinking American is going to fall for the idea that you can put Adlai Stevenson at the wheel with Harry Truman not doing the driving from the back seat.—GOP National Committeeman Arthur Summerfleld. I had no idea I was so popular and I hope I can bear this multiple courtship and captivity with becoming modesty.—Illinois Gov. Adlai Stevenson. THE DAILY TIMES By D. & Anthony Entered as second-class matter at the post office »t Leaver-worth Kama* under tha act ai Congress, March 3, 187.9 ««u»»« uuuir un act OX THE TIMES TELLS THE TRUTH LEAVENWORTH TIMES published evenings (ex.ept Saturday) and Sunday ertabllahed to 186 °- "» & DA F' Y TMES Is delivered br earner to any part of Leavenworth or suburb* for * BY MAIL In Leavenworth and adjoining counties per year ........ ........ ..... . ......... ......... SS.oe Beyond Leavenworth and adjoining counties, per year .................... * ..... *"".*"" |o!oo 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 ncwi dispatches. National Advertising Representatives: Arthur H. Hagg and Associate*. Inc, New York office, 396 Madison Avenue, Chicago office, 260 North Michigan Avcau*. THE NATIONAL WHIRLIGIG by Ray Tucker WASHINGTON — "Do you believe," asks Mrs. T.F. of Brooklyn, N.Y., "that Stevenson can and will give us the change of policies and faces at Washington •which so many millions want? To me, this is the big issue of the campaign." Answer: Governor Stevenson can do it, and I believe that he will, from his public statements and actions. I know only two members of the Cabinet who would like to cling to their juicy jobs—Secretaries Chapman and Brannan. Changing the guard at Washington, however, is a more difficult task than is generally appreciated. Most of the members of important commissions are appointed for specific terms, and cannot be removed except on charges. Many top officials in the policy-making bureaus and departments are under Civil Service, and immune to political vicissitude. Finally, even minor government employes have a voice in major decisions. Although they simply as- •emble statistical data and prepare reports, the manner in which they do that work affects the conclusions eventually reached. Having observed four changes of Adminstration at Washington, however, it is my experience that gov- erment officials and employes take their cue from the man at the top —namely, the president. Only a few, and they are easily spotted, try to impose their own theories and prejudices in defiance of presidential policy and instructions. For instance, the general atmosphere and the attitude of e% r ery federal official, from Cabinet member to messenger boy, changed when Coolidge succeeded Harding. There was a similar change, though for the worse, when Truman took over. Ironically, as evidence that minor government officieils share even the Supreme Court's habit of studying and acting on tiie election returns, I may cite the case of Milton Eisenhower, now? president of Penn State College aqnd brother of the Republican presidential nominee. Milton was named; as public relations director at Agriculture during the Coolidge Administration. He was a conservative Kansas Republican, and he agreed with and publicized the ' Coolidge-Jar-' dine-Hyde views on form problems. He was such an; excellent advocate of their limii:ed ideas o n. this subject that ha won promotions and pay raises:. Their farm policy, of course, was utter laissez-faire, or do-nothing to rock the boat. It was a sinli:-or-swim program for the farmet'. When Franklin Ik Roosevelt's triumph swept Wallace, Tugwell and other agriculture revolutionists into Milton's department, he was pained. He asktsd friends, including the writer^ whether he should tell the incoming radicals that he was a Coolidge conservative, and resign. He stayed on. &)•. fact, he became the most noa^y and enthusiastic advocate of (Roosevelt-Wallace-Tugwell proposals for unprecedented and, so the Supreme Court originally hejtd, unconstitutional aid to farmers. An opportunist, ^Milton wanted further advancement Single-handedly, he created thfc post of land coordination management, and wangled it for himse-lf. As the title suggests, his new ofj:ice transformed this erstwhile Cojolidge servitor into the chief expainent and executor of federally 'planned, regimented and subsidized agriculture. In short, a strong (and determined President can, if Jie will, cleanse Washington from basement to the attic. "If a person becomes 65 years old and owns a little home,"- inquires W.N. of Beckley, West Vs.; "does he have to give his home away before he • can draw Social Security payments?" Answer: I get many letters like this, and they worry me lest misunderstanding of the law deprive some aged person of legitimate benefits. The answer is that, no matter how much property a person owns, or how large an income he has from investments, he is entitled to Social Security money. In fact, he may even earn as much as ?900 a year from daily work, and still collect. Social Security legislation was enacted in depression times with the partial hope that it would lead elderly people to quit work, thus making employment for younger hands. Even a Rockefeller can get these payments, despite millions of unearned income, if he takes himself out of the active labor market. "How could Truman's salary be increased to $150,000, : ' asks' W.B. of Deposit, N.Y., "when the Constitution says plainly that his 'compensation shall neither be increased or diminished during the period for which he shall have been . elected?'" Answer: President Truman's friends on Capital Hill bypassed that barrier quite easily. They passed the increased salary law between his election in 1948 and his inauguration in January, 1949. Therefore, he got the raise before the period for which he had been elected, since he did not take office until some time after the bill was passed. Speaker Rayburn devised the scheme as an old Truman buddy. ACCORDING TO HAL BOYLE NEW YORK (»—Labor Day always makes millions of Americans uneasy. They hate to have their work Interrupted by another holiday, and their conscience bothers them. "I feel guilty," they tell themselves. "I'd much rather be on the Job." (Editor's Note: Where does Boyle meet all these strange characters?) Such people need to be reminded that while the used key is always bright, all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy indeed. Here are a few historic utterances by great minds of the past to justify to the average hardworking employe the 24 hours he is forced to take off from his job because of a heartless boss's edict that he must observe Labor Day: "Labor is the curse of the world, and nobody can meddle with it without becoming proportionately brutified"— Nathaniel Hawthorne. "A toiling dog comes halting home"—Thomas Fuller. "Ah, why should life all labor be?"—Tennyson. '"Those who always labor can have no true judgment"—Edmund Burke. "What profit hath a man of all his labor which he taketh under the sun?"—Ecclesiastes. "The hours are long, the pay is small, so take your time and buck them all"—an old I. W. W. poster. "I like work; it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours" —Jerome K. Jeromlf. "A day's work isja day's work, neither more nor iless, and the man who does it 'feed's a day's sustenance, a nightis repose, and due leisure, whethep.he be painter or plowman"—Bernard Shaw. "Work is not a gojod. Then what is a good? The scorning of work 1 ' —Seneca. (This old; Roman must have had a split personality, however, as he also wixrte, "Work is the sustenance of noble minds.") "Be idle, be very:idle! The habits of your mind tare such that you will necessarily- do much; but be as idle as you caji"—S. T-. Coleridge. Six hours are endugh for work; the others say to niien, 'lave!"— Lucian. "God loves an id^e rainbow, no less than laboring s^sas" —'Ralph Hodgson. "It is impossible no enjoy idling thoroughly unless o«»e has plenty of work to do" -!- Jerome K. Jerome (This guy \ttbs more consistent than SenecaA. "As peace is the dnd of war, so to be idle is the ultimate purpose of the busy . . . Wet-would all be idle if we could"-=Jfamuel Johnson. "Life does not agi;ee with philosophy: There is ino happiness without idleness, and-only the useless is pleasurable' \-i-Tchekhov, a Russian who never -vfaet Stalin. "The lazy man gets round the sun as quickly as the busy one"— R. T. Wombat. "I could live for months without performing any kind of labor, and at the expiration of that time I should feel fresh and vigorous enough to go right on in the same way for numerous more months" —Artemus Ward. "It is well to lie fallow for a while"—M. F. Tupper. "I loaf and invite my soul, I lean and loaf at my ease observing a spear of summer grass"— Walt Whitman. '"The more.characteristic American hero in the earlier day, and the more beloved type at all times, was not the hustler but the whit- tier"—Mark Sullivan. Barbs BY HAL COCHRAN When trying on a new wardrobe, prospective brides are in a glass by themselves. A giant ant-eater has a tongue two and one-half feet long. When two females get together it should be a riot! Teen-age hoodlums arrested in Illinois kept an index of -their crimes. Now the cards are stacked against them. About all getting up-stage does for you is to keep you out of the spotlight. There is a place for everything —except your knees' under some of the short tables in restaurant*. Dr. George W. Crane'f WORRY CLINIC Vaccinate your children against insanity. But a nervous breakdown does not mean insanity, so paste this Case Record in your scrapbook. Breakdowns are usually due to emotional conflicts, frequently in ths realm of sex desires versus conscience. A prolonged guilt reaction exhaust! the patient till she collapses. Case E-351: Wanda L., 2?, haa been married for five years. "Dr. Crane, I nursed an invalid aunt for two weeks before she finally died," Wanda informed me. "Maybe the prolonged strain wai too much. Anyway, I lost all my self confidence when I returned to my husband, and finally had a nervous breakdown. ' "I was sent to the sanitarium, where I .received shock treatment But it didn't do any good. "For I am still afraid of losing my mind and am so nervous and fearful, I can't sleep at night. "Dr. Crane, my mother lost her mind when she was 46 years old. Do you think I am losing mine?" • No, Wanda is not losing her mind. She is simply a normal person who has become involved hi an emotional snarl. , Most people who fear they are losing their minds,.have no abnormal mental symptoms at all. They are emotionally upset, not mentally unbalanced. But they don't seem to realize the fact. So they fear insanity and may subconsciously 'adopt symptoms of mental derangement. It is not necessary to subject a nervous breakdown patient to shock treatment, he latter can- out cure a broken heart or straighten out a sexual fear or guilt complex. Shock treatment cannot build self-reliance or develop scores of friends for the patient. And it can't offer a love hungry spinster a devoted husband. Except for its possible temporary value in diverting a patient's mind from a circular pattern of thinking, it is not effective therapy for neurotics. In certain types of insanity, it does bring the patients back to reality so they will converse with the doctor or relatives and thus permit the latter to-help re-edueat* the patient. But nervous breakdown patients already converse and are in touch with reality. Shock treatment may waken the) Jnsane patient, however, from his world of dreams and cause him to focus his attention on external reality. But it simply gives him a temporary reprieve. During that lucid period it he doesn't learn to look with more joy and fondness OB the external world, he may slip away from it once more at a later date. The real cure for insanity of the functional sort thus lies in a positive or pleased outlook on exter* nal reality, instead of the negative fearful view mat causes withdrawal. Nervous breakdowns are not Insanity. They are as different from it as diphtheria is from measles. They result from a prolonged emotional conflict in which'' the victim worries himself into such a poor physical condition that he collapses. This column probably has cured more potential insanity in the past 17 years than all drugs discovered since the beginning of time, for prophylaxis is the real antidote for schizophrenia. Vaccinate your child against Insanity by freeing him from a sense of guilt regarding sex. Give him a wholesome scientific attitude toward life. Then fasten his love and Intel* est on many external objects or persons so that he finds life toe> pleasant to permit his wanting te- flee from it. Give him a dog and a tricycle. Teach him to play .the game of his age group :Show him how t» win friends and later a sweetheart Give him toys or possessions isj which he will take pride. Then you will not need to worry thereafter about his becoming a victim of schizophrenia - the most prevalent type of insanity. Send for my bulletin, "How to Stay Sane and Happy, enclosing a stamped, return envelope plus a dime. (Always wm» ID Dr. C rare of The Hopkins Sy Box 3210. MtUott. ted. J&cw. . tong. three crate (temped. seU-atf- dressed envelope and a dime te cover typing and printing cede when you send for MM ef Us psychological chute.) (Copyright by the REMINISCENCE 10 YEARS AGO Mrs. Arthur Wiley was'hostess to the Prairie Bee Farm Bureau Unit at her home Tuesday, Aug. 25. Although it was a very rainy afternoon -the attendance was good. Approximately 300 rural people attended the annual farm picnic yesterday at the Flinner lake near Jarbalo. Farm Bureau, Grange and 4-H club members were invited. About 2,000 visitors yesterday afternoon inspected the new Howard Wilson school. Many of the visitors were from out of town. « YEARS AGO The Eastern association of Congregational churches comprising the churches in Kansas City, Law. rence, Olathe, Linwood, Ochiltree, Mound City, Ottawa, Tonganoxie and Valley Falls will meet with the church in Leavenworth Sept. 13 and 14. Rapid Cify, S.D., Sept. 2—at— The people of the Black Hills want President Coolidge to come and live among them after he leaves the White House and he himself has admitted that through their Erskine Johnion'g generosity he is fully equipped t» become a South Dakota farmer. Both Captain Robert Btodget^ the defending champion and Cap* tain R.K. Sutherland, the medalist, drove their way to victory in th* first two rounds of match play ia the corps area golf tournament at the Fort yesterday. M YEARS AGO Important changes will be made in the workroom and main flow of the pos toff ice building this falL At the request of the postmaster, a government building inspector visited here this week and drew All) tentative plans to change the location of the money order and stamp and register departments. Race horses are arriving daily for the fair next week. Seven head came in on the Missouri Pacific yesterday morning from Independence, where a big fair and racing meet is in progress. At a meeting of the officers at the Trades and Labor Council last night arrangements were perfected for the big Labor Day picnic which is to be given Monday aftemoo* and evening at Polish Park. HOLLYWOOD • HOLLYWOOD — (NBA) — The Laugh Parade: A few years before shapely Marilyn Monroe hit stardom, the story is going around, she permitted herself to be placed under contract to a publicity man and a talent agent Neither of the men exactly turned over the town in an effort to get a contract for tiie lass who's the nation's No. 1 box-office attraction. So one Sunday morning, Marilyn drove up to their apartment in a taxi. She was flat broke, she said, and mere was nothing in her pantry but a box of cornflakes. "So if you'll lend me 20 cents for a bottle of milk and pay the taxi man for the trip here and the trip back," she added, "I won'J bother you again. Next day, the boys decided to tear up Marilyn's contract. The mother of a famous foreign- born blonde beauty picked up a New York newspaper one day and read that her daughter's British husband had moved out of her movietown mansion. "It's true, mama," the movie dazzler said when the mother telephoned to check on the story. "We're miserable together. Fights, fights, fights, all the time. There was a pause from the Manhattan end, then the mother said: "Get him back at once, my darling. No matter how you fight. you should remain together.' m tell you why. I remember all your husbands and never before have you looked so wonderful with a man. You're a beautiful couple. It would be a mistake to divorce a man you look so glamorous with." Daughter's still living with the guy. Edmond O'brien tells it on Ida Lupino. Ida the director, not the actress. During the filming of "The Difference," O'Brien and his co-stars Frank Lovejoy and William Talman, were transported to a location site and asked to do a seen* in a foul-smelling swamp. As the camera turned and Ida shouted her .instructions to her players, the men suffered insect stings and reeled under the heat of the burning sun. Muttering oaths, they worked for hours in the brackish mire. Finally, the Lupino voice rang out: "That was lovely, ducks, simply lovely." A Hollywood songwriter, inspired by Bernie Wayne's instrumental hit, "Vanessa" (named after Vanessa Brown), and Ray Anthony's "Marilyn," decided to hop aboard the bandwagon with a song titled "Rita." At the moment, he's stuck with the first two lyric lines: "After you're Khan "And left me crying."

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