The Leavenworth Times from Leavenworth, Kansas on September 2, 1952 · Page 4
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The Leavenworth Times from Leavenworth, Kansas · Page 4

Leavenworth, Kansas
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Tuesday, September 2, 1952
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Four THE LEAVENWORTH TIMES, Tuesday evening, September 2,1992. Editorial... Amusing, But Almost Tragic His Favorite Chef Dr. George W. Crane** An amusing incident happened in Leavenworth not too long ago. It was amusing because everything turned out all right. A young pedestrian walked into the side of a car crossing an intersection and was thrown to the ground and while bruised, apparently escaped serious injury. The motorist drove his car on across the intersection, parked his car at the corner and walked back. Fortunately a city patrolman had witnessed the accident and rushed out to aid the fallen victim. The officer then turned around and asked for the driver of the car. Before anyone else could answer an excited woman spoke up, pointed her arm up the street and said, "He stepped on the gas and disappeared over the hill there at full speed." A man spoke up and stated, "Pardon, but I am standing right hera beside you and. my car is right there a few feet away." It was the driver of the car involved in the incident. As said before, this turned out to be amusing but think of the implications that might be involved in other circumstances of a similar nature. There could have been a more tragic and distressing outcome. This is the way rumors start. This is the way reputations have been sullied. Even though corrected eventually the memory lingers on. It doesn't pay always to accept snap judgment, even from a person who says, "I saw it with my own eyes." Getting Ready To Pitch Over the week end. the candidates started winding up ready to pitch their offerings for the public to bat around in the race for the presidency. Soon-to-be-ex-President Harry Truman led off in the type of curve he is famous for. He accused his opponents of trying to "abuse" the poor Democrats, and of "mud slinging." Governor Stevenson said he did not consider the Taft-Hartley law to be a "slave labor law as some union officials have called it," but thought the law should be scrapped and a "new basic labor law written." Some of the proposed changes he recommends relax present Taft-Hartley provisions while others would tighten present stipulations. General Eisenhower reported he was "sore" at claims that he would fire many civil service workers if elected. He asserted he would neither authorize nor condone the firing of any civil service worker who was doing a good job. That's the story so far folks. It looks like the sessions up to now have been more in the nature of a warmup. The pitchers have just been lobbying them over. Collected From Other Typewriters At Ed Howe Said It One of the most Interesting spots In Kansa* journalism today is mat little sector in the Atchison "Globe Sights" by E. W. Howe. These were written by the famous Atchison editor 30 to 60 years ago. The .philosophy that Howe penciled into his paragraphs is as good today as when it first came off the press in Atchison. The humor is mere in all its sparkling attractiveness. The stings are as sharp as ever. For instance, the other day these Globe Sights appeared: Some people are so worthless that it is a waste of time to talk about them. A Kansan's Gift Not Taxable A new ruling in a tax case of considerable interest was handed down by the United States Court of Appeals in Denver this week. It upheld the decision of a lower court ordering the refund of ?9,555.28 which had erroneously been collected in taxes from David C. White, of Kingsdown. The tax had been collected on 7,226 bushels of wheat which White contributed to the "Friendship Train" for the relief of people in Europe.^ The internal revenue agents said he owed the tax just the same as if the wheat had been sold. White paid under light Eating in Hot Weather A letter from Sadie and Charley Rogers in Washington—he is former head of journalism at Kansas State college and edited the Kansas magazine after its revival— says: "We are living like patricians this summer. The impeccable Flonnie and Lula serve us hand and foot and feed us sumptuously. We start the day off with biscuits, hotcakes, or waffles; fried tomatoes; bacon or ham; orange juice or cantaloupe; coffee and toast; and improvisations on the common egg that defy description. The day What They Are Saying Abraham Lincoln is one of my heroes in more ways than one even though he belonged to a different political party than mine—and one he wouldn't recognize today. — Gov. Adlai Stevenson, Democratic presidential candidate. A good many children are worse off than orphans. The philosopher dug into domestic affairs once in a while. He offered advice to folks about marital affairs. The domestic position of Howe himself probably inspired comments of this nature. At any rate here is one which the Globe carried into Atchison homes one night: Here is something that all married women would do well to remember: if it becomes necessary for her husband to assert himself in order to maintain his rights in his own home, he will never be his wife's lover again.—Pittsburg Headlight. protest in 1949 but took the case to court. Government attorneys argued that the tax should be paid because White had received the equivalent of that amount in personal satisfaction over being able to help needy people abroad. The courts have taken a different view. Mr. White 1 gave his wheat away, receiving no material return of any kind from it. The courts have not yet reached the point of putting their OK on the taxing of feelings of satisfaction over a good deed performed. —Lawrence Journal-World. ends in a medley of roasts, fried chicken, blueberry pie, chocolate cake, and blackberry pudding." That paragraph would have sent us to our refrigerator, but I knew all I would find was a big uncooked beet, half a cucumber, a glass of cold coffee, and a crockful of lard. . Those wonderful cooks, Flonnie and Lula, come from South Carolina and take turns at the Rogers' home. They restore our faith in Washington.— Topeka State Capital. Mechanical gadgets and toys do not build a child's character and they can never give the child the inner feeling of security that personal attention from parents will give.— Educator A. C. Nelson, attacking TV and the baby-sitting practice. THE DAILY TIMES By D R. Anthony Entered as second-class matter at the post office at Leaveworti Kansas under the met of Congress. March 3. 1879 THE TIMES TEL-S THE TRUTH THE LEAVENWORTH TIMES published evenings (ex.ept boturday) and Sunday morning. Established in 1857. Consolidated with the Conservative established In 1860. The Bulletin established in 1862, aad The Commercial ^'iblished in 1865. Circulation of The Evening Standard an<l Hie Chronicle -Tribune consolidated with The Times on 1903. Circulation of The Leavenworth Post absorbed *n 1923. THE DAILY TIMES Is delivered b- earner to any part of Leavenworth or suburbs for 85o a month. The paper may be ordered by mail or telephone or through our authorized local agents VSTilliam A. Dresser and r'loyd BraKey. BY UAH. In Leavenworth and adjoining counties per year $6.00 Beyond Leavenworth and adjoining counties, per year .1... $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 new* dispatches. National Advertising Representatives: Arthur H. Hagg and Associates, Inc, New York office. 366 Madison Avenue, Chicago office, 360 North Michigan Avenue *(JM*N\-M-M WORRY CLINIC -is,™. 1.9. THE NATIONAL WHIRLIGIG by Rav Tucker • Washington — Although organized labor's professional and political orators will sound off the campaign today, the more experienced politicians in the union leadership are not entirely satisfied with the secondary role that *as been assigned to them by both presidential candidates. Despite their official and unofficial endorsements of Governor Stevenson, Philip Murray, William Green, David Dubinsky et al have already sensed that he will not be the hail-fellow-well-met they had in the White House during the Roosevelt-Truman habitation. And despite their efforts to work up a belated, synthetic "mad" against General Eisenhower, whom many endorsed in 1948; they cannot arouse millions of workers against him- as they could have against Senator Taft. Ike does not make such a provocative target as Dewey, Willkie, Landon and Hoover did in those disastrous years. It is difficult to brand the Kansan as a "Wall Street favorite," or a believer in "slave labor." Even John L. Lewis has failed to think up an epithet against Ike. The confusion and uncertainty besetting labor's strategists at Washington have, as usually happens, led them to commit several major blunders on the eve of the campaign. They have influenced Stevenson's advisers to steer away from too close a tieup with Truman's longtime allies. Judging from the immediate reaction, the CIO executive committee's boost in Murray's salary from $25,000 to $40,000 does not set well with the membership. It aggravates the fact that his steel workers lost millions in wages during the strike, and, despite their pay envelope gains in t h i s needless work stoppage, it will be two years before they make up the loss. Meanwhile, they are heavily in debt. John L.'s miners are grumbling over his personally ordered "memorial" walkout. The men fear it may be the prelude to another long and losing strike, in view of the fact that stocks above ground will make it difficult for him to force his will on the operators. Truman will not rush to John L.'s rescue as he did to Murray's striking steel workers. For one thing, he detests the United Mine Workers' president. Secondly, he would hardly dare to repeat his steel strike intervention only a few weeks before the election. Most significantly, as 1940,1944 and 1948 demonstrated, the miners don't take political orders from their bushy-browed boss. The Stevenson-Eisenhower attitude on paid,professional leaders' two ancient issues — Taft-Hartley repeal and Civil Rights — has deprived them of their crowd-stirring and vote-getting worth. As a matter of fact, the workers themselves never seemed to share their political bosses' concern over these questions. Their principal value was propaganda-wise. Although the Democratic platform calls for Taft-Hartley repeal, Stevenson and Wilson Wyatt, his personal campaign manager, favor a rational revision of all labor- management legislation as a fresh approach. Eisenhower takes the same stand, as, indeed, does Senator Taft. In short, like the tariff and prohibition, it appears that this question is on its way to a non-political settlement on Capitol Hill. It had reached that point as a result of House-passed amendments several years ago, but Truman and the Green-Murray lobby blocked even Senate consideration, preferring to preserve an issue than to solve a problem. The Civil Rights controversy never stirred great excitement among the rank-and-file of the ,AFL, CIO or UMW. Only a very few of the racial minorities are employed as skilled workers in heavy or light industry. Ironically, many unions have not been eager to remove barriers to employment of those seeking protection under a compulsory FEPC law. Moreover, despite their legislative gains, which were achieved under F. D. R. rather than Truman, the workers and their families are not immune to such pressures as the high cost of living, back-breaking taxes, foreign policy blunders, corruption at Washington. These present and prospective burdens «6nd to offset then- bread- and-butter earnings, as they real? ize. Another factor leads many union members to be skeptical of the leadership's political advice and action. This was the cold-blooded treatment of Vice President Barkley by a few "self-anointed" CIO- AFL spokesmen at Chicago. Their pronouncement of political death on one of labor's oldest friends was disillusioning, especially among railroad men and miners. It has been denounced by almost every labor publication across the country. Nor did Stevenson fail to note that certain labor extremists allied themselves with the amateurish Moody - Roosevelt - Harriman bloc in their futile attempt to control or wreck the party machine. A man of propriety, the Democratic nominee did not appreciate these disruptive tactics. Finally, neither Ike nor Adlai are the kind of men who would feel free or comfortable, if they endured obligations or gave commitments to any "special interest" among the electorate, including labor. Their joint attitude is, perhaps, unfortunate for the Green- Murray bloc, but it should end the backdoor and one-sided influence which this single pressure group has enjoyed around the White House for twenty years. ACCORDING TO HAL BOYLE NEW YORK ffl—This is a day of tension in the American home. The long Labor Day week-end has given thousands a taste for leisure, and they found it hard to put their noses back to the same old grindstone in the same old salt mine. They come home from their first day back on the job cross and quarrelsome and saying things like: "What am I — a man or a horse?" What can a wife do to ease the pain of papa's return to the harness of his daily task? It does no good for her to point out that she has been slaving over a hot stove herself. He requires sympathy—not a competition in self- pity. He also needs to be assured he is a lucky dog to have a job, and work is really wonderful. Since he may have some strong doubts on this point—particularly if the point is made by a woman—I have cleaned a few historic male remarks to bolster his wife's argument. So, dear lady, clip these from your newspaper and put them on your husband's dinner plate tonight to make him feel better: "There is no greater cause of melancholy than idleness; no better cure than business" — Robert Burton. "Idleness is only the refuge of weak minds, and the holiday of fools. I look upon indolence as a form of suicide" — Lord Chesterfield (who was born wealthy). "No one has become immortal by sloth"—Sallust. "Sloth is the. devil's pillow"—Un- hown. "To do nothing is to be nothing" Nathaniel Howe. "He who would eat the kernel must crack the shell"—Plautus. "It irf not the part of a man to fear»sweat"—Seneca. "If any would not work, neither should he eat...In all labor there is profif'—Old Testament. "For all there is one season of I one of toil...Labor con- 'erything''—Virgil, prays and works lifts up his heart with his hands" rnard. r, wide as the earth, has nit in heaven" — Thomas rest an quers e "Who to God —St. B "Laty its sum Carlyle. "The sleep of a laboring man is sweet"—Old Testament. "Labor is itself a pleasure" — Manilius. "No man needs sympathy because he has to work...Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing"—Theodore Roosevelt. ' "Why seekest thou rest, since thou art born to labor?"—Thomas A. Kempis. "If the Almighty had ever made a set of men that should do all the eating and none of them work. He would have madf them with mouths only and no hands."— Abraham Lincoln. "When a great many people are unable to find work, unemployment results" — Calvin Coolidge, Republican. "Honor lies in honest toil" —' Grover Cleveland, Democrat. "I go on working for the same reason that a hen goes on laying eggs"—H. L. Mencken. "There is no substitute for hard work...As a cure for worrying work is better than whiskey" — Thomas A. Edison. "But till we are built like angels —with hammer and chisel and pen, "We will work ourself and a woman, for'ever and ever, amen" —Rudyard Kipling. Do you know what "conscience" really is? Is it inherited? If you aren't born with a conscience, how can you procure one after birth? Are you parents spending as much money and effort to give your child a good conscience as you are to give him a good music train* ing? Case E-352: Evelyn R., 16, is an intelligent high school junior. "Dr. Crane, what is conscience?" she asked. "I am writing a theme on that subject, so I'd like your advice. "Is a person born with a conscience? And is a conscience always good? Or can you have a bad conscience? "Does conscience produce nervous breakdowns or insanity?" You are not born with a con. science. The latter is simply that mass of attitudes that you have acquired after birth with reference to right and wrong. It is exactly like your musical skill, if you have been trained to play the piano. As such, it can be practically non-existent, even In an adult. Or it may be very richly developed. For example, a gangster has very little conscience since he may never have been taught morality. Like the hog or the wolf, it doesn't bother his peace of mind to take the possessions of others. Moreover, a conscience is not always good, just as a musical training may not be perfect. If you have learned to play a song incorrectly, then you have a faulty musical background. If your moral instruction has been biased, you also have a bad conscience, as was true of the supposedly virtuous witchburners at Salem. By popular usage, however, we usually assume that the word conscience refers to our good attitudes. These are usually evolved pressed upon youth. But many people have absorbed unscientific information, which they may in all sincerity pass along to their children, and thus fetter the latter's happiness. Many parents have taught their children that sex is vulgar and "nasty." Some girls are thus mad* into permanently frigid unhappy wives by such faulty conscience. Sex itself is neither good nor bad. It is simply a neutral scientific function. When indulged in with the sanctity of marriage and the mutual love of husband for wife, it is beautiful. When indulged in without marriage, under a man's deceitful promises and a foolish girl's gullible acceptance thereof, it may produce lifelong misery. The Bible never indicted money. either, but simply the misuse of, or the love of, money. Most of the people who worry about losing their minds, ar» troubled by a chronic battle between conscience and some taboo appetite that keeps persisting. Suppose a young person indulges in self sex practices, but has been threatened,with feeblemindedness. Or suppose a wife purposely has an abortion, but later desires children and then cannot have them. Such persons are ripe for a nervous breakdown. Or a mother who is jealous of her own baby, and subconsciously dreams ! of killing it, may then consciously compensate with such a feeling of guilt as to exhaust her strength by excessive attentions to that, baby. Wouldn't it be wonderful if a good conscience were inherited by everybody, along with our physical anatomy? Then we'd be free from wart and dictators without having to sacrifice millions of lives every 25 years. Since a conscience is not inherited, however, it behooves every parent to see that his children have the best that can be produced. So give your children good consciences. The Sunday schools and the Boy Scouts are very helpful in building consciences. Take full advantage of them for your child's sake. (Always write to Or. Crane la care of The Hopkins Syndicate Box 3210, Mellott. Ind. Enclose • long, three cents stamped, self-addressed envelope and a dime to cover typing and printing cost* when you send for OB* of hi* psychological charts.) (Copyright by the Syndicate. Inc.) REMINISCENCE 10 YEARS AGO Washington, Sept. 1—(B—Americans will be asked by the government soon to forego the extra steaks they are able to buy with their record-breaking pay envelopes, and in about four months all meat will be rationed. The North American Aviation Company has announced that any town purchasing enough War Bonds during the month of September totaling the cost of a bomber will get a scroll bearing the name of that town plus the signatures of the purchasers placed in a bomber. John Behee, 118 Montezuma Avenue, yesterday underwent a tonsillectomy at St. John's hospital. 25 YEARS AGO The board of county commis- ioners this morning passed a resolution instructing the county clerk to advertise for bids for the construction of Mount Muncie cemetery road, approximately one-half mile extending from State road to the cemetery gate. Four new busses early this morning were substituted for the city's "yellow cars" on the Third street line. The busses will run from the National Military Home to the Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth. One of the largest and best die- plays of livestock and poultry ever shown in this section of the country now May be seen at the fourteenth annual Jefferson county fair at Valley Falls. The fair opened Tuesday 40 TEARS AGO In compliance with instructions from the Postoffice Department in Washington, the general delivery window of the postoffice will be closed today. The closing of the postoffice on Sundays is in accordance with a provision of a new law inserted as a rider in the postoffice appropriation bill. The mayor has issued proclamations declaring holidays Monday and Wednesday of this week. Labor Day is always a holiday, and Wednesday, being Leavenworth Day at the fair, the offices and business houses will be closed as in former years. Almost at the start of the thre» races in the Elgin automobile meet here today, J.R. Ballinger, official scorer, was killed and his brother, Leon Ballinger, fatally injured, when a big Lozier ran into a ditch near the course. They were on their way out from Chicago and were speeding 50 miles an hour when the steering gear broke. Erskine Johnson's HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — Sam Tapps, producer of Columbia's "All Ashore," thinks that stars like Van Johnson, Jam's Carter, June Allyson, John Carroll, George Raft, James Cagney, John Payne, Walter Pidgeon, Joan Crawford, Ann Sothern, Shelley Winters, Shirley Temple and Irene Dunne ought to be dancing and singing for the glory of the box-office instead of going in for heavy emoting. "Hollywood doesn't have to worry about TV if we make musicals with people who started as dancers and singers," he said. "People want to be 'entertained. Nobody wants to go to see somebody else's troubles on the screen." Photographed stage plays now that Hollywood's searching for appetizing new movie bait? Judith Anderson, high priestess of the U. S. stage, thinks there's a fortune waiting for the first Hollywood studio that will train cameras on a Broadway play. About to begin rehearsals with Tjr Power for Paul Gregory's production of "John Brown's Body," Judith told me: "Television productions of famous stage plays prove that there's a great, untapped audience for Broadway productions. If Hollywood doesn't move in, TV will. It can be done for very little money and yield a great profit. Every great stage star would be interested." Judith- on live TV: '1 tried it- it's horrible. In the theater, I leave my true self in the dressing room. But on TV, it's hades on earth, a real rat race. The sets are spread all over and I have no sense of direction, anyhow. I was always heading toward the wrong set and they had to have a man on hand to push me in the right direction." Overheard at the Captain's Table: "A husband is a man who, if you give him enough rope, will be tied up at the office."

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