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four THElEAVENWORTH^mES, Wednes3ay EvenEgTSeptember 3,"IfiST Editorial... Don't Worry, It's Coming Just a Sample Some people have been wondering why General Eisenhower has been so slow in starting his campaign. If they will think the matter over carefully they should come up with the right answer. Eisenhower is not a trained politician. He has never gone through the training of precinct, ward and local political machinery that has fast become one of the requirements of public success. He has had to take time out for extensive study and training. Unfortunately a man seldom gets elected by merely announcing his candidacy and telling the public he is available and the people can have him if they care tc vote for him. Some of the most brilliant and capable men in the country have tried this plan and lost out to some lesser light who went out after the vote in true political fashion. It may not seem fair but if one candidate -tells the voting public how good he is and cites a few examples to prove it he usually gets farther than an opponent who sits back trusting his virtues wiU be self-evident or can be found out by study on the part of the electorate. It just doesn't work that way. General Eisenhower Is a smart man. His record proves it. He knows when and how to take advice and where to get it. As a result he ii building his campaign before h« launches it When the general got the job of leading the invasion in Europe he didn't order everything he had across the channel immediately upon receiving his appointment. He took time out to build, organize, consolidate, and then, when the time'was right, struck with, every thing he had. So if some are fearful of delaying action the best advice is not to worry too much. The battle is in the hands of an old master at campaigning when the going is really tough. Kansas Snapshots From Here and There The same woman who is constantly worrying about her weight is probably the one who can't wait to get home from that lovely luncheon so she can get a bite to eat. Many a man thought the word "no" was a simple, straight forward answer until the first time he asked his wife if he could spend the evening out with the boys. "Ike Hears Women," said the headlines. No, says the Larned Tiller and Toiler, it's not your imagination, general, we hear 'em too. Until they are so equipped mechanically, no one can ever be assured that there is at least one set of brains in every car that goes down the highway. Collected From Other Typewriters Th« Slots Slip Back Last fall the FBI moved into Kansas, raided several club rooms, and confiscated a number of slot machines on which the license and ownerhip papers were found not to conform to new federal Jaws. The example was conspicuous enough so that the owners of the several hundred other slot machines then operating in the state plowed them under deep. For months thereafter this state was freer of (he gambling gadgets than it had been for 10 years. But since the slot machine is a gold mine that can pay a 100 per cent weekly return on the investment, eternal vigilance is necessary if an area once purged is to stay clean of them. There is good recent evidence that this vigilance has been lacking. One day alone last week federal licenses The Little Ones' Teeth The city of Lawrence is adding a tiny bit of fluorine to its water supply. A number of other Kansas communities, and scores of them the nation over, are doing it already. The cost is trivial and the benefits great It has been demonstrated that the addition of the proper amount of this chemical element does not detract in the least from the palatability or purity of the water, but gives the children who drink it harder, and more cavity-resistant teeth. Hutchinson is progressive on most things, but in this field it has fallen behind the Do They Need Help? Leap year, the statisticians tell us, is no help to the girls. There have been fewer marriages this year than in the corresponding period a year ago, the figures show. Incidentally, last year had fewer marriages man the year before. Conclusions drawn from those figures probably would be based on the assumption that all the girls want to marry — which, were issued to two fraternal, two veterans* and one private business organization for a total of 22 slot machines. While the issuance of licenses is not evidence of operation that will stand up in the courts, no slot machine owner is going to pay what it now costs to keep the FBI away from his door unless he intends to operate in defiance of local and state authorities. So the slot machines seem to be slipping back into Kansas. At a time, coincidentally, when the general election campaign is beginning. Can it be that those seeking the law enforcement offices are more interested in getting the slot machine vote than in enforcing the laws?—Hutchinson New-Herald. parade. It has, through its schools, an excellent program of corrective dentistry, but it has so far been indifferent to this type of preventive medicine. It so happens that Lawrence's water system is supplied by a private company. Since Hutchinson is not indifferent to its children's teeth, and there is no local dentists' lobby, throwing up barriers, apparently public ownership, in the fluorinating field at least, is making a more progressive record than private enterprise.—Hutchinson News-Herald. under the prevailing conditions, might not be a safe assumption. There is that matter of waiting until the right man comes along. A casual glance over the situation suggests that if Leap year is no help to the ^girls, it may be because they do not need any help. The few we have noticed who appear to be interested in annexing a man seem to be doing all right—Lawrence Journal World. What They Are Saying labor gains by economics.—Labor leader David Dubinsky, president of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union. Any philosophy I have, you could say, I received from my beloved mother and my father, who was the wisest man I knew.— Elder statesman Bernard Baruch. The (the administration) try to scare hell out of the farmers by warning of low prices, and to scare hell out of the consumers on high prices, all in the same breath.—Sen. George Aiken (R., Vt). Lets keep the trend going and in November Stevenson will find that the kiss of Harry Truman is the kiss of (political) death.—Douglas McKay, South Carolina GOP leader. THE DAILY TIMES By D. R. Anthony *"* ** «»d«r th« «ct of THE TIMES TEL'-S THE TRUTH ¥ : < AV ?o 1 £? 7 9. R ' ra ,,'F MES ? utlish «J evenings (ex.ept Saturday) and Sunda TIME S is delivered bj- earner w any part of Leavenworth or suburbs for ' • BY MAIL In Leavenworth and adjoining counties per year . ....... ....... ....... ...... ...... ...... J6C9 Beyond Leavenworth and adjoining counties, per year ....... """""""""" tl""""* 19.00 MEMBEB OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. The Associated Press is entitled exclusively to the use for republlcation of all the local news printed in this newspaper as well as AP news dispatches. «•-.—. National Advertising Representatives: Arthur H. Ragg and Associates, Inc, New York office, 366 Madison Avenue, Chicago office, 360 North Michigan Avenue. ISWIS THE NATIONAL WHIRLIGIG by Rav Tucker Washington — General Eisenhower's chances of November victory may fall or rise sharply and premonitorily next weekend, when he unveils his agricultural program before 100,000 farmers and their families at the famous Minnesota conservation and plowing exhibition. It is almost impossible to exaggerate the political impact of this event in the area between the Mississippi River and the Rockies. Governor Stevenson at first refused to attend because of a mix- up over arrangements for his appearance, but grassroots advisers warned him that it might be fatal not to be on hand. Thus, it amounts to a face-to-face debate between the two for the farm vote before an audience that knows its onions, or, in this instance, its wheat, corn and livestock. The Minnesota affair is not a mere local celebration. It is attended by farmers from nearby states, seriously intent on learning new methods of improving their land. By word of mouth, their impressions of the two candidates will eventually reach like-minded voters along the agricultural sector. Neither Stevenson nor Eisenhower has yet given his views on many controversial phases of the farm issue, such as fixed or sliding parity levels, price supports and controls, government purchasing and export plans. Both men are question marks to the producers of the nation's food. As of today, despite some dissent and dissatisfaction, it is reported that the farm vote leans toward Stevenson, figuring that he will continue the present program, which has brought high prices for most farm products. But there is sufficient undercurrent of suspi- cion and uneasiness, of resentment toward Truman trends at Washington, to make them ripe for a Republican harvest. Most farmers, for instance, are opposed to the Brannan, two-price scheme, as Stevenson seems to be. Although farm income is high, Truman's inflationary policies force them to pay peak prices for supplies and equipment Like millions of others, they want a "change," although it was their shift to the Democratic column which defeated Dewey. Anyway, even, more so than in 1948, the farm states furnish the decisive battleground in the 1952 campaign, as both contenders and their boards of strategy appreciate. The Minnesota debate in the remote hamlets of Dodge Center and Kasson will be far more critical for Ike than for Adlai. Now, if ever, Eisenhower must hit hard and tear up his platitudinous, sweetness-and-light homilies. Stevenson can win the presidency without a single electoral vote from these farm states, if he holds the southern and border states, and noses ahead in the northeastern and Pacific Coast regions. Mathematically, the Middle West is not essential to him for a majority in the electoral college, where even a one-vote margin is enough to elect. The eleven farm states in t h e middle basin have a total of 140 electoral votes. Included in this area for the purpose of this computation are Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, North and South Dakota. Even if Ike corrals these 140 electoral ballots, he will still be far from the White House. He would have to carry such doubtful commonwealths as New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and California. With Republican Maine and Vermont, this would give him 273, or seven more than he needs for election. Ike's theoreticians at Washington are pencilling prospects that he may pick up the fifty-six electoral votes of discontented Democrats in the states of Texas, Louisiana, Florida and Virginia. He can use them, but they can hardly be counted as solid, political assets in any sensible assessment. Eisenhower's political future clearly lies in the normally Republican Middle West. Besides winning the farmers, he must also combat the supposed apathy of Taft sympathizers and the Chicago Tribune's demand for formation of a new American Party. So, for him, next Saturday is D-day An incident in the 1948 campaign emphasizes the importance of these farm rallies. Dr. B. J. Palmer of Des Moines conducts an annual plowing match similar to the Minnesota affair. Approximately 100,000 farmers, their wives and children show up, and it is one of the big events of the year. Dr. Palmer invited Truman and Dewey to be present. The President took the trouble to get there, made a short, "homey" talk and sold himself to the crowd. Dewey was too busy to acknowledge the invitation. Subsequently, when Dr. Palmer, an anti-Truman. Republican, visited the White House, the President attributed his winning Iowa, Illinois and Ohio to his presence at the Palmer plowing match. Truman carried these three states by only 68,0000 votes. Had Dewey won them, the election would have been thrown into the House of Representatives. ACCORDING TO HAL BOYLE HOMETOWN, U. S. A.(»—Trellis Mae Peeble, America's average wife, felt a little uneasy as she entered the office of Dr. Alphonse Cortex, the celebrated psychiatrist. Nervously she sat in the waiting room studying a faded photo of a football team hung on one wall. Dr. Cortex had put it there for a reason. He felt his new patients had more confidence in him if they knew he had played left tackle for good old Psychosomatic University. "The doctor will see you now, Mrs. Peeble,'' the nurse said in her professionally cheery voice. Trellis Mae hesitantly entered the other room— and Dr. Cortex immediately took command of the situation. "You are in tension, madam," boomed the distinguished mind explorer. ''Lie down on the couch and relax, please, while I go out and dictate a few notes to my nurse." Trellis Mae lay down, took off her shoes, sighed gratefully and fell asleep, She always fell asleep when she removed her shoes, no matter where she was. She dozed for a few moments, but when Dr. Cortex returned she was idly scribbling on a piece of paper. He quickly plucked it from her hand, and read: "Hamburger, one pound, head lettuce, pepper, two cans corn, frozen strawberries. What is the meaning of this? "I just thought I'd make out my grocery list," explained Trellis Mae. The psychiatrist looked annoyed. "Just what is your trouble?" he asked brusquely. "Me?" said Trellis Mae, "It's my husband, Wilbur, I came to see you about." "Your husband? This is rather unusual. What's wrong with your husband?" "He moans and shouts in his sleep. 1 ' "H-m-m-m-m-m. Have you had any, any,—er, er,—shall we say, marital difficulties?" "I'm glad you brought that up," said Trellis Mae, as she arose and put on her shoes. "But it's a long story, doctor. Do you want to lie down and rest while I tell you? "No, thank you," said the psychiatrist, blushing. "Just give me the main facts, please." "Well, I used to be a Republican, but now I'm for Adlai Stevenson," said Trellis Mae. "And Wilbur used to vote the Democratic ticket, but now he's all out for Eisenhower." "What does he shout in his sleep?" "Oh, he shouts things like, 'Attaboy, Ike! Give it to 'em, Ike!" and when I shake him awake and try to argue with him, he says, 'Aw, let me alone,' and then starts snoring. It is maddening." "Either that," said Trellis Mae, "Or I want to find a way to make his start saying, 'Hurrah for Adlai,' in his sleep. That would be even better." Dr. Cortex looked troubled. "You know, it's just the other way around in my family," he remarked. "I have been a lifelong Democrat, and still am. But my wife recently switched to Eisenhower. I am really quite worried about her. "You .know, I'd like to have you chat with her—give her the woman's viewpoint on Stevenson." Trellis Mae stared at the psychiatrist. "You mean I came here to get you to help me get Wilbur's mind off Ike, and now you want me to help you get your wife's mind off Ike?" "Well —" began the doctor. "Let me out of here," said Trellis Mae. "I'm wasting my money." Barbs By HAL COCHRAN The saddest thing to realize on an investment is that you'd be better off it you hadn't made it. If you always use the golden rule, it's easy to measure up! • Anyway, folks, you save food money when Junior acts up just before dinner time and spoils your appetite. It's considered good luck to pick up a pin—unless you do it with a shoe that as a hole in it. A New York doctor says babies under three months won't be spoiled by rocking. The kid brother will appreciate that. Dr. George W. Crane's WORRY CLINIC When Sunday school teachers donate their services, even on blizzard- ly winter mornings, to teach our children brotherly love and the Golden Rule, wouldn't we be ingrates to complain about furnishing the coal to heat the buildings? Conscience is never inborn, to we better make sure we plant one in every child. Case E-353: Father Paul, 50, is a Catholic priest with whom I had luncheon recently. "Dr. Crane, I have wondered if there might net be a better approach by which we can gain the cooperation of our parishioners," he announced thoughtfully. "Since morality must be taught to each generation of children, and since the future peace and happiness of the world depend on this vital instruction, can't we make the adult generation more aware of this critical problem? "Many people, however, seem to regard the church as chiefly interested in money. How can we present our cause more clearly and forcefully" The government by taxation compels its citizens to contribute trillions of dollars for the purpose of teaching people how to fight and kUl. It raises several billions annually in peace times to teach children how to add and subtract, or parse a sentence. But the development of effective conscience is left for the churches! They try to teach fair play and brotherly love, even on an international scale. If they endeavor to raise a few millions of dollars for that vital task, many people then accuse them of being money-grabbers. "They are always asking for money?" many strangers will caustically comment after they visit a church on Sunday morning. But how can the churches carry the torch of brotherly love and peace without funds? Besides clergymen don't receive excessive salaries. And they don't have the easy 40-hour week of most workers. And the Sunday school teachers get no pay. The ushers and church treasurers likewise donate their services. . ' The finance committee and other directors of the church meet regularly and^work hard on every member carivasse /et receive no pay and not even a free meal. The money contributed goes for coal to heat the building, plus electric lights and water, Insurance, the choir and the clergyman's moderate salary. If the states need almost five billions of taxes annually to teach our children mathematics and English, plus a few other courses often forgotten soon after commencement, should we complain over the voluntary campaigns te raise money for the moral Instruction of our youth? The best safeguard for our American Republic is not the army or navy, or even the publio school system, but the religious training which teaches people the Golden Rule. For our Republic is rooted in ihe Golden Rule. It is . therefore ah "unnatural" political system, for the jungle doctrines of ''might makes right" is the rule in monarchies, dictatorships, communism and democracies. If churches didn't valiantly faitii the Golden Rule in the minds of our youth, mis nation wouldn't long continue the land of liberty where minorities are guaranteed ; the same rights and privileges as majorities. This protection of minorities is how our Republic differs from a democracy. Many parents become properly concerned over the musical education of their children. They may spend 52.00 per week for piano lessons. But do they spend even Jl.OO per week for the far more vital instruction that builds effective coi»- sciences? If unselfish Sunday school teachers on wintry days wfll donate their time to teach our youngsters morality, why should we kick about paying the coal bill for the classrooms where the children congregate? If you wish my bulletin on how to raise church funds, send • stamped, return envelope, plus e, dime. (Always write to Or. Crane !» care of The Hopkins Syndicate Box 3210, Mellott. Ind. Endow « long, three cents stamped, self-addressed envelope and a dime to cover typing and printing when you send for on* of hi* psychological charts.) (Copyright by th« HopUiM Syndicate. Inc.) REMINISCENCE 10 YEARS AGO Nancy Martin, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Erroll Martin, was hostess yesterday at her Lansing home to 20 guests at a party in celebration of her fifth birthday. Mrs. Richard Hofstra, 918 Olive, has been admitted as a patient to Gushing Memorial Hospital. Hollywood — Esther Williams, champion swimmer, climbing the Hollywood ladder of film fame, will rule over Los Angeles swimming and diving championships as "Southern California Water Goddess." 25 TEARS AGO Mr. and Mrs. Tom Knapp entertained at Memorial Park, Sept. 3 at the twenty-fourth annual reunion of the family at which 121 members of the 203 in the family attended. More than one hundred uniforms have been issued to Senior High School students who will enroll for the 1927-1928 school term, Capt. Sam G. Fuller, head of the R.O. T.C. unit, announced. A new innovation to the olive drab uniform is red braid sewed on the cap and R.O.T.C. shield. Erskine Johnson's Announcement is made of the opening of the Kansas Free Fair in Topeka on Sept 12 with the added invitation to "be one at 350,000." 40 YEARS AGO Of the many tented aggregation that are touring the country this year there is not one that has brought into prominence truthful western depictions as has the 101 Ranch Real Wild West Show which is to be here Sept. 11. The show is of purely western origin and carries with it an unmistakable western atmosphere. Although the rain cut the race* short the verdict from all who saw them was, "the best races ever pulled off at Association Park." Each heat in every race was hotly contested, keeping the enthusiastic crowd in a high pitch of excitement Several cows In the southern part of the county were reported to have died this week of a pecut iar disease, thought to be hydrophobia. Reports from all over the state are to the effect that cattle are dying of this malady. HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — Now it's the British Marlon Brando— handsome Richard Burton — who plays young Philip Ashley in Fox's film version of Daphne Du Mauri e r ' s best-seller, "My Cousin Rachel." Brando — handsome Richard Burton — who plays young Philip Ashley in Fox's film version of Daphne Du Maurier's best-seller, "My Cousin Rachel." Only Burton isn't sure that he . likes the comparison. "People who say I'm the same type as Marlon couldn't be more wrong," he snapped. "Perhaps I look like him, but there the resemblance ends. I can be UNDERSTOOD when I speak." His comment on British actors who come to Hollywood: ''The English admire actors who come here, make great reputations for themselves and return home. But they still think that actors who remain in Hollywood are traitors." Rory Calhoun, who bellowed "Who Me?" when Fox let it out of the bag that he was being groomed for soup-and-fish roles, is feeling better about things. He's still on a horse in "The Way of a Gaucho" and "Powder River," and his own emoting isn't driving him out of the projectioa rooms. I'm trying to get out of this personality thing and learn some* thing about acting," Rory tells It. "Personally, I wish they'd just give me a pistol, a horse and spare the dialog. But I realize that acting's a trade. You have to do better with each picture these days. If you don't, that's all, brother." Rory on the "beautiful man" tag that he thinks he'* lived down: "It's a murderous thing to pin on a guy. It gets you nowhere in Hollywood. George Dolenz, who's playing the handsome Italian who breaks up the romance of Olivia de Haviland and Richard Burton in "My Cousin Rachel," recently wrote to his father and stepmother in ancient Sardinia, where he was born. He would like for them to have a new home, he explained, and if they would tell him the cost, h« would send a money order to cover the purchase. A month later, Dolenz' parents answered the letter, describing the home they had found and naming the pries.

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