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Four THE LEAVENWORTH TIMES, Thursday Evening, September 4,1952. "Attorney General McGranery Donated This" Editorial... LeavenwortVs New Teachers We hope you like the series of sketches and pictures in The Times of the new teachers who will serve in the public schools of Leavenworth during the coming year. They are people you should know because they will play a vital part in the develop- 'ment of our future citizens. Teachers are people. In fact they are important people in any community because so much depends on the results of their work. Unfortunately too many youngsters look on the teacher as a sort of jailer or taxmaster. Energetic and often explosive youth frequently gets the sub-conscious idea that if there weren't any teachers there wouldn't be the necessity of spending so many hours away from play and recreation. The teacher is under a handicap right from the start. Another unfortunate aspect of the teaching profession is that some parents expect teachers to be perfect in every respect. Where parents have difficulty in controling the discipline of only one, two or three children they expect the teacher to handle 30 or 40. without any trouble. The board of directors of a big corporation wouldn't expect the flawless results by a $100,000 a year man that many parents expect of the youngest teacher. Kids bring home a lot of stories about their teachers. Some of them are good and some of them are fantastically bad. It is well to remember that youngsters are rich with imagination and it is easy to alibi or explain poor grades or deportment on somebody who isn't there to answer and may be hard to check with. The Leavenworth Board of Education has done everything in its power to hire the best teachers available. That is-part of their responsibility. There isn't a teacher in his own right mind who wouldn't'like to establish a record of perfect teaching results whereby every pupil passed every test with highest honors. A mechanic or other craftsman is known by his success in turning out good jobs. Believe it or not a teacher is known by how well his or her students benefit from knowledge i m- parted. The mechanic's job deals largely with fixed problems. The teacher's job concerns something more. It deals with the often unpredictable human element that requires cooperation of all concerned. The Times is trying to introduce, you to these teachers. It' hopes you will follow up with personal contact and work with them in a matter that concerns each and everyone. Kansas Snapshots From Here and There The Holton Recorder has issued a call for vacationists to come on home. The weather's fine. One of the Democratic slogans is "You never had it so, good," and the Wichita Eagle wonders If it will be used on the voters over in the Korean foxholes. We suppose many a second-hand dealer got his'start from paying a visit to the attic in his own home. President Truman may not think there is any mess in Washington as Nominee Stevenson says but he has gotten many a good meal out of the place. Collected From Other Typewriters Banish These Braggarts A Kansas Braggers' club has been formed Tiy a radio station at Junction City. Each member of this new group is required to take a pledge, which outlines several commitments. Chief of them are: "No matter where I am, I'll always brag about Kansas. "I will brag all the more when in Texas, California or Florida. "If somebody from Texas brags on the size of his state, I will brag on the size of the Kansas wheat crop." And so on — With all due consideration for the laudable purpose which originated it, this club bids fair to produce the largest crop of snobs this state has ever seen. Back To The Guilds? America takes very seriously - as it should —its commitment to freedom of enterprise and of opportunity. Yet, is that freedom of individual initiative being hedged in by a set of practices all too commonly unnoticed? Is it being unreasonably limited by state licensing laws which control entrance into scores of occupations? .This question is raised in Harper's Magazine by Mrs. Ruth B. Doyle, a member of the Wisconsin Legislature, who finds there now are 350 licensed occupations in Wisconsin. Originally such licensing applied only What They Are Saying Politicans can take away by politics what One of the major leaders of organized labor told me he thought Eisenhower would get one-half the votes of organized labor.— Republican leader Harold Stassen. By the time the average man reaches 65 he will have spent some eight months of his life shaving.—Razor researcher Murray A. Kushell. If the Supreme Court outlaws segrega- It's one matter to be a loyal Kansan, and entirely another to be an insufferable bore. The required pledges on the part of members — if consistently followed — would depose Kansans to the plane of loudmouths from Texas, California and Florida. Far from enhancing the good name of Kansas, such a pledge — if fulfilled—would cause folk of discrimination and good taste in other states to shudder whenever the name of Kansas is mentioned, and to run for cover when a member of the Braggers' club shows up on the horizon. With which comment, it is entirely superfluous for us to assert that we don't intend to join this club.—El Dorado Times. to the profession of law, medicine, dentistry, and pharmacy, and was based on protection of the public. Protection of the public against incompetence still can be pleaded in behalf of licensing accountants, watchmakers, bankers, plumbers, barbers, and others; but are not these laws being used in some instances with a considerable view to reducing competition? If that is the case then there is danger of reviving the evils of monopolism which discredited the medieval guilds. — Christian Science Monitor. tion, we will fight to uphold segregation but only through peaceful and legal means.— William Hugh Morris, adjutant of the KKK - sponsored American Confederate Army. Eisenhower is bigger than his party. Otherwise he wouldn't command the interest of millions of independent voters of varying political beliefs.—New Hampshire Gov. Sherman Adams. THE DAILY TIMES By D. R. Acthony Entered as second-class matter at the post office at Lcaverworth Kansas under the act at Congrestf March 3. 187.9 THE TIMES TEL'-S THE TRUTH THE LEAVENWORTH TIMES published evenings (ex.ept Saturday) and Sunday morning. Established in 1857. Consolidated with the Conservative established in 1860. The Bulletin established in 1862, aud The Commercial -i'.iblished in 1865. Circulation of The Evening Standard and The Chronicle-Tribune consolidated with The Times in 1903. Circulation of The Leavenworth Post absoib«-d 'n 1923. THK DAILY TIMES is delivered br earner to any part of Leavenworth or suburbs for 85c > month. The paper may be ordered by mail or telephone or through our authorized local agents William A. Dresser and ilayd BraKey. BY MAIL In Leavenworth and adjoining counties per year IS.OO Beyond Leavenworth and adjoining counties, per year $9.00 MEMBER 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 newi dispatches. National Advertising Representative*: Arthur H. Hagg and Associates, Inc., New York office, 366 Madison Avenue, Chicago office, 360 North Michigan Avenue. •NSTITUTION (AMERICANA*) KANSAS POLITICAL SCENE By A. L. Schulta Topeka — Republicans and Democrats having glared at each other from their respective council corners will likely start throwing haymakers in the center of th« Kansas political ring next week. The ensuing two months will be no time to get too far from the state borders if you crave a genuine slugging match, with bits of concrete and scrap iron in everyone's boxing glove. Neither party plans to say anything cordial about the other. Factional feuds, which threatened party disruptions six weeks ago, last week resolved into kissing bees at platform writing sessions in Topeka. Violence shifted from characters within the major parties to despised opponents on election day ballots. Kansans never witnessed more thrilling political stage acting than was produced in Topeka last week. Governor Arn and Lt. Governor Hall, who stalked the state in a recent purge campaign, met in affectionate embrace to proclaim undying devotion and pre-election loyalty. Democrats recessed their council affairs four days, carefully studied the Republican platform which devoted 4,000 words to assurances that everything was going to be much better come next January, and then started shoot. ing in all directions. Republicans are going into the campaign with a platform preamble replete with choice words by Rolla Clymer, premier phrase moulder. He provided a classic indictment of 20 years of Washington destruction of American ideals, which is the hard-hitting feature of the GOP policy outline. In their zeal to conceal pronounced stands on several controversial issues, Republicans pledged much earnest study by the ^next legislature. Planks ranged from assurances of no new taxes to a mild FEPC, preference primary and gambling law commitments. There was evidence of reasonably clear thinking in that course. None of the 44 members of the platform committee knew just what the Democrats might do if given four days in which to challenge issues and get the campaign in a more complicated condition. There are few daring declarations in the policy statement that should tend to arouse bitter disputes. The skillful platform builders displayed ability to walk on every cold storage egg in town without cracking a shell. The Arn-Hall love scene was the dramatic event of the big Republican day. Their assurance of campaign harmony was loudly ap- pauded and the somewhat watered down platform had unanimous approval without an amendment Cy Moyer's status was the outstanding prospect for a wholehearted row within the party. There had been widespread demands that Moyer's salary as state chairman be made public, together with names of contributors to the fund. Likewise there was an urge that Moyer be derricked as campaign manager. None of these things came about. Moyer stays on the job, gets an unannounced salary — at least until after election day—and "Huck" Boyd moves into a seat beside the chairman — without pay. A committee will go on a hunt for campaign funds, will meet later to talk about details, but offered no statement concerning Moyer's pay check. That It one of the matters which Democrats plan to discuss in their wholesale assault on the Arn .administration. Kansas Democrats are in the enviable position of tossing charges to the four winds— and will do it. That is the prerogative of a minority party. Democrats plan to put Kansas Republicans on the defensive and keep them there. Anything Democrats take out of the state election will be sheer profit. They know it. So, with quite a few thousand state jobs available, it should be no great chore to unite the factions within their party for the crusade to take over the state house. When their council session moved into action at the weekend, plans were already under way to form glee clubs which will lead in singing, "Little Charley Rooney is My Sweetheart", at community meetings throughout the campaign. "Little Charley Rooney" will play stellar parts throughout the vote hunt. He was in training for the job when he defied Attorney General Fatzer, who had repudiated a decision from his department to declare that a recessed session of the Democrat counsil was illegal and beyond the purpose of the legislature. Rooney concluded that bit of shadow boxing to flex his muscles and make known that he was going into the ring to throw punches from the shoe laces. He indicated that he proposed to carry his assault into practically all of the 80- odd departments of the state, with charges or threats of investigations if he wins the November governorship title. Democrats offered a policy pattern that will challenge expressions of their opponents. They propose a constitutional convention, statutory and constitutional changes removing the supreme court, superintendent of public instruction and the insurance com- misssion from partisan politics. They also pledge $2,500 homestead exemptions and $1,000 valuations exemptions for every family. They would abolish the ports of entry and do various other things. There appears to be a bit of problem in implementing this program. If the Democrats should elect a governor and all of their legislative candidates, they wouldn't have enough votes to force a constitutional amendment proposal thru the two houses. Even so, they' are wide open subjects for campaign discussion and practically everyone seeking an elective office will be asked for an expression on the proposals. State headquarters for both major parties were operating full force before campaign orators drafted their first speeches. Republicans will continue to conduct their campaign from the Hotel Jayhawk. Democrats moved to 835 Topeka Boulevard, when candidates and campaign managers shied at a labor union picket line around their former headquarters in the Kansan Hotel. Everyone will win in the November election if party council and state committee experessions of unity could be used as the basis for determining results. Evidence of party good will is comforting, but fails to produce election certificates. Political reporters anticipate one of the most rugged campaigns Kansas has known since the Populist uprisings of the 1890s. The developing battle may provide a new high in the exchange of harsh language with both Republicans and Democrats clamoring to "throw the rascals out". Washington will be the Republican target. Democrats will be shooting at Topeka. Both sides, pointing in opposite directions, will proclaim that "no party should remain in power too long." Both parties will go into the state campaign under definite handicaps. Both parties show the effects of recent conflicts within their ranks. There are scores of wounds that have not healed. Many new and inexperienced leaders are in charge of county affairs in both parties. Close knit political lines are obscured. Loyalty and party discipline have disappeared with campaign managers of another generation. State results may turn on presidential sentiment. Of a certainty, it appears, both Republicans and Democrats have less effective organizations than in former years. Both are confronted with threats of independent voting trends that will keep everyone in high fever until the ballots are counted. ACCORDING TO HAL BOYLE NEW YORK Bi — Kindergarten is what makes or breaks a man. Millions of future little American husbands, trudging to school for the first time, will learn that this month. A kindergarten is a "garden of children." But it is also a wilderness where small two-legged bits of protoplasm—part elf, part demon, part angel—speed up their lad and wonderful transformation into human beings. It separates the boys from the girls, and sets them forever upon their separate paths. There a young fellow will meet and have to try to cope with all the adventures he will encounter in later life—love and loss, victory and disaster, achievement and failure, pride and fall, and golden friendship, ever betrayed, ever rekindled. That these adventures are small- scale makes them no less affect- to the half-pint denizens of this classroom. A mouse gets as much fun from a piece of cheese as an elephant does from a ton of hay, and a headache hurts him as much. So it is with children. The kindergarten which seems to envious grownups a lost Eden is to the small fry a kind of battlefield. The wounds they receive there are immortal: First scars are longest remembered. Looking back on my own kindergarten days, however, I find that is the only period of my life I would truly wish to relive. This is not because it was an altogether happy time; for it was not that. I don't recall weathering any despair deeper than I knew at one time or another in kindergarten. Nor reaching any higher peaks of joy. The fine thing then was that any emotion I went through had a poignancy never attained later. I savored even my moods of despondency almost as much as my rainbow pleasures. A child enjoys his self-pity because he feels nobody in the history of the world has been so put upon. When he See BOYLE, Page 10 Dr. George W. Crone** WORRY CLINIC Mayor Johnston has raised some very stimulating points about churches. See if you agree with him. Would a poor, shabbily dressed person feel out of place in your church tomorrow morning? Then maybe Christ would, too, for Jesus stayed with the "grass roots" people. Case E-354: William Johnston, aged about 45, is the handsome and very capable mayor of Anderson, S. C. "Dr. Crane, I wonder if roost of our churches aren't too self-satisfied," he said, as I was visiting in Anderson not long ago. "We church members dress so — ._ . i^p^^ well on Sunday morning that many poor people hesitate to attend our churches. "Here in Anderson, for example, the Church of God -is really doing a remarkable job of getting ^to what we might call the 'grass "roots' folks. "If mill workers haven't fancy clothes, they don't feel out of place in this denomination. And when they pray, they all get down on their knees to do ' so. "If they are to raise funds, they give 10 per cent of their earnings. And when they feel religiously elated, they shout 'Amen' to show their emotions. "But many of us in the long established churches no longer kneel to pray. And we don't assent to the clergyman's remarks w i t h a spontaneous 'Amen.' "I'm afraid most of us are more concerned with what men will say than'with what God will say." Recently I heard a very stimulating lecture concernng the failure of the • early New England churches to keep in touch with the pioneer movement westward. "The Episcopal and Congregational churches were dominant in Colonial Days," said this professor. "But they were too smug and complacent to stay with the com- mon people as the latter made the trek westward over rugged trails. "The Pioneer Methodistj circuit riders and Baptist preachers, however, stayed with the grass roots folks, and trudged 'westward. "When a little settlement was established, the Methodists or Baptists were there to erect a little log meeting house. "And that's why the Methodists and Baptists have run circles around the originally dominant Episcopalian and Congregational denominations of New England." V Abraham Lincoln once said that God must have been very fond of the common man since he made so many of us in that mold. Certainly, God likes simple faith and the gracious hospitality of the average type of home. In early days, the Women's So- eieties met in cottages. And prayer meetings were held there, at which sinners confessed their wrongs and were then befriended by the neighbors. Nowadays, they come to us psychiatrists to confess and pay .heavy fees for the privilege! If we had more old fashioned prayer meetings, thereM be far less nervous breakdowns. Alcoholics Anonymous is patterned exactly after those early American prayer meetings in the cottages. Many of our Methodist and Baptist and Presbyterian churches have now grown somewhat smug and complacent, too like the early Episcopalian and Congregatonal churches of New England. If we don't stick with the common man, then new denominations will splinter off our rich, ornata churches and get back to the grass roots crowds. For God prefers contrite hearts fa tiny cottages, to fashion parades in ornate cathedrals! Jesus stayed with the common people, too, and certainly wouldn't leava them even in this year of 1S52. (Always write to Dr. crane in ear« of The Hopkins Syndicate. Box 3210. Mellott. Ind. Enclose • Jong, three cents stamped, self-addressed envelope and a dime to cover typing and printing costs when you send lor ona ol hi* psychological charts.) (Copyright by th» H"r jr in« Syndicate. Inc.) REMINISCENCE 10 TEARS AGO Kansas highways were blocked by high water at half a dozen places today and high water sloshed over other routes while traffic continued. Among those was U.S. 40 east of Salina. An American Airlines plane left La Guardia Field today on an in-, augural flight to Mexico City, es- tablishng 17 hour servict from New York to the Mexican capital. Large crowds are attending programs at the Buchanan Platte Fox Hunters meet which is being in the Ray pastures south of Dearborn, Mo. 25 YEARS AGO Belief is expressed that Paul Redfern, Brunswick, Ga., to Brazil flier, missing for more than a week, will come out of some isolated section of South America with a "corking yarn." The Leavenworth County Institute closed Saturday noon with a new attendance record for the Erskine Johnson's county, 101 of the 105 elementary teachers of the county having been enrolled. Preparations are underway for the American Legion's dedication of the 90 foot flag staff at Abeles Field on Sept. 23 according'to Ed Wallace, a member of the committee. 40 YEARS AGO A Kansas City woman escaped serious injury tonight when a horse she was riding attempted to jump over a passing motor car. The new Kansas sanitarium for tubercular patients will be erected two miles west of Newton the board of control in Topeka announced today. Scott City, Kas. reports 300 dead horses within a 10-mile area as result of a'mysterious horse diseasa which has been causing trouble in western Kansas counties. Forty to 50 farmers are lined up at drug stores most of the day in that part of the state for medicine. HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD (NEA)—Stephen Longstreet's new novel about Hollywood, "The Beach House" is a runaway best-seller in movietown now that if s being whispered that the leading characters are a real movie couple. Joan Fontaine's too busy to write letters from Spain, where she's making "Decameron Nights," but Collier Young hears from her. In case sister Olivia de Havilland wants to check, I mean. The censors finally approved "Hellgate Prison" as a film title with the stipulation that it must be all one word. Never divided as "Hell Gate." Sidelight on the casting of England's distinguished stage star, John Gieldgud, as Cassius i n MGM's "Julius Ceasar," is that Gielgud vowed back in 1940 that he would never make another movie. Writing of his camera experiences in his autography, "Early Stages," the famous Shakespearean actor said: I suffered acute embarrassment. I thought I should really be sick. I loathed being patted, slapped, curled and painted." George Raft's fans can start cringing. In "I'll Get You" his leading lady is a military intelligence operator, an expert at judo, who throws him to the floor the first time they meet. Singer'Rodd White swears that When he took out a certain well- traveled movie starlet, he got stuck with the tab for her mink coat rental. Corinne Calvert was helping Dale Robertson with hi£ French pronunciation when he became tongue-tied over the French word for "happy". "It's really very simple;" said Corinne, "you just make a noise like a chicken when it lays an egg." . Those flying-saucer headlines are sweet music at Paramount. The studio's got 'em, with men from Mars yet, in the soon-to-be released "War of the Worlds.".. Recommended listening: Marlene Dietrich and Rosemary Clooney's recording of "Too Old to Cut the Mustard." .... .Olivia de Havilland's determined to make the grade as a Shakespearean star. She'll enroll in Lawrence Langner's school for the study of the Bard's works in Westport, Conn. Bad luck is still dogging Mercedes McCambridge. A few days after she agreed .to make her screen return in "The Number," Fox shelved the picture. Fighting words for actors: In "Mississippi Gamble r," Ty Power goes to the home of an old aristocratic southern gent and says, "I'm afraid you wouldn't ask me if you knew my profession."" • The old gent glares, "What do you do?" "I'm a riverboat gambler," says Ty. "Lord love you son," says the aristocrat. "I thought you were going to say you were an actor." Argentina finally lifted its ban on 20th Century-Fox movies, invoked before the war when Carmen Miranda starred in "Down Argentine Way." The dove of peace settled over the feud when the studio sent Rory Calhoun and Gene Tierney to the land of the gauchos for "Way of a Gaucho."

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