The Leavenworth Times from Leavenworth, Kansas on September 7, 1952 · Page 16
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Leavenworth Times from Leavenworth, Kansas · Page 16

Leavenworth, Kansas
Issue Date:
Sunday, September 7, 1952
Page 16
Start Free Trial

Sixteen THE LEAVENWORTH TIMES, Sunday Morning, September 7,1952. Editorial... Blimey—They've Done It Again! A Funny Race People are a funny race. We know because we happen to be one of them. For a long time people have been complaining about the poor condition of the main highway that runs through town, Fourth Street. Well, Fourth Street has finally gotten a new surfacing job. It will be mighty nice and both local citizens and transients will appreciate it or at least take it for granted. But, did you ever hear so much complaining? A block or two may have been closed to traffic for as much as half a day or even a day at a time which was enough to cause drivers to complain at the inconvenience of detouring a couple of blocks. No Charge For This The Democrats got a good campaign hint from Whitley Austin in the Salina Journal. He suggests they'd better start giving away dictionaries so that people will be able to understand the high-faluting talk put out by their presidential candidate. Austin thinks the dictionary should have a glossary of literary allusions as an appendix. "Right this way, folks, to hear Adlai Stevenson and get your free dictionaries. You can't tell the plays without the book." That's the Salina editor's idea of using his suggestion. While the Democrats are at it, they ought to add a compilation of outdated slang used by President Tru- It's a two to one bet that a lot of them were the ones.who talked about the poor condition of the street before the job was started. Personally we think the job has been done with a minimum of inconvenience and is deserving of a little pat on the back. But of course we all like to keep all of our cake and eat it too. The only criticism we can find is that the port of entry could have been posted so they could inform trucks to choose some other through street while the repair work was going on so they wouldn't have to make 1 those tortuous twists and turns through Leavenworth's admittedly narrow downtown streets. man. The morning papers had to carry an explanation of Truman's latest expression, "Republican snollygos- ters." We seem to recall the wire services having to do quite a bit of this in the past several years. Another addition we'd suggest would be a handy little guide to letters to be put in the blank spaces left in reports of the president's "give-em- . ... " speeches. Most people can fill them by using their imaginations, but their are still a few people left in the country who believe in honesty and clean speech. Like Austin, we make no charges for our advice. Kansas Snapshots From Here and There Not that it means anything or that anything can or will be done about it but the Wilson World calls attention to the fact that the Ten Commandments contain 297 words, Lincoln's Gettysburg address only 266 but a government bureau document on hand-operated fog horns uses words. up 12j962 The Marion Record-Review says the lawnmower is about the only thing that goes around in circles and gets something done. Collected From Other Typewriters The McCormick Minded Good old Bertie McCormick. There never was a man with such strong views, such an uncompromising stand in his biases, and with such courage of his misconvictions. Those views have importance, moreover, since nearly a million persons daily buy the Chicago Tribune in which they are expressed. The Colonel is a Republican of the rock- ribbed variety. He hasn't, however, found a Republican presidential candidate to his latisfaction in 20 years. He didn't like either Willkie or Dewey, but he swaflowed them. Eisenhower he will not No such a person as McCormick will ever be found supporting a Democrat, so he will spend his campaign venting his venom on Stevenson and Eisenhower impartially. More than that, he has abandoned the Republican party as hopeless and plans to or- ganize those who share his views Into an American party to present a candidate of their liking in 1956. Whatever may be thought of Bertie's actions, it must be recognized he is no one- man band, even if he does blow loudly through one of the largest horns in the land. There are several millions who are of like mind. They sincerely believe that not only should the United States be brought back to what it was when Coolidge was in the White House and Mellon was his strong right arm, but also that it can be. For all their sincerity, however, there aren't enough left of the McCormick mind to elect a President, even in a three-way race. They would be more realistic, if they don't like Ike, to realize they dislike a new- fair deal Democrat a lot more.—Chanute Tribune. What They Are Saying I think one of the healthiest things that could happen to America would be a sharp decline in the appalling divorce rate.—Illinois Gov. Adlai Stevenson, who is divorced. Either I can act or I can't act. What my bust is like has nothing to do with it.— Swedish-born actress Marta Toren. There is no country, no nation, which has been victorious in Korea. The winner is an idea—namely, the conception of collective *ecurity.—UN Secretary-General Trygve Lie. Man has not learned to lift himself off the backs of his fellow men and adjust nim- self to economic laws. He has not learned to solve the economic problems of the day such as old age and education for all.—Elder statesman Bernard Baruch. Older women are often more fun (on dates) because they have more experience with life.—Actor Bob Arthur. Gone are the days when the potato-fed... WTestler-shaped Nordic maid personified German womanhood. Today's German gal is becoming slender and attractive.—"Miss Germany" of 1952 Vera Marks. Unless our enemies abandon their belligerency, both peoples of North Korea and China will defeat them at any time of our choice under the flag of the world Communistic countries.—North Korean Premier Kim U Sung. THE DAILY TIMES By D. R. Anthony Entered sis second-class matter at tbe post offic* at Leaverwortli Kansas under th» act of Congress, Marca 3. 18i .<> THE TIMES TEL'-S THE TRUTH Circulation of The Evening Standard an-1 The Chronicle-Tribune consolidated Witt! The Tapes in 1903. CirculaHon of The Leavenworth Post absoib*d in 1823. """•"" wiui *"• THE DAILY TIMES is delivered b- earner «t any part of Leavenworth or suburb* for S5e ^sST and 7loyd BrSce?."' °' BY MAIL In Leavenworth and adjoining counties per year ............ ... ......................... |g.09 Beyond Leavenworth and adjoining counties, per year ....................... . ......... ." THE NATIONAL WHIRLIGIG h Ray Tucker Washington—Stevenson - Eisenhower repudiations of powerful pressure groups on and off Capitol Hill! will provide a November 4 test of whether the American people possess more independence and intelligence than the politicians have credited them with in the last twenty years. In off-the- record statements, both candidates endorse this analysis of their strategy. The election will furnish an answer, perhaps, to the still undetermined question of whether the total adult electorate — fifty or sixty millions — will vote for the national good as against the interests of small and selfish but vocal, well organized and financed lobbies at Washington. The two men, in effect, are asking whether the American people are citizens of the United States or "captives" of self-seeking and divisive blocs. Although the Democratic nominee has raised this issue in more dramatic form than General Eisenhower, the latter has pitched his appeal on the same high level. Indeed, his refusal to descend to a lower plane underlies his advisers' criticism of his strategy. They insist that he tailor his campaign to the labor, racial and farm vote. Moreover, as European commander during World War n, Ike resisted personal, political and military demands as demagogic and insistent as those to which a presidential candidate is subjected. . Only when he was overruled by the White House, 10 Downing Street and the Pentagon did he subordinate his own judgments. Finally, e ven if Eisenhower wanted to make the usual play to these voting groups — which he says he does not — his opponent's frank warnings to the veterans, to organized labor and to state tideland oil interests, make inadvisable a contrary strategy. With both candidates telling off the pressure boys, how they will fare on election day may depend on other and more nationallly important factors. Although there remain many other grave national problems to be resolved on November 4, it is doubtful if any other single action or attitude by the two men seeking the presidency in these difficult days has twanged a more thankful chord with the general public. It is their best interests, so Ike and Adiai seem to feel, which have been endangered and shortchanged by the favoritism shown during the last twenty years, largely for partisan, vote-getting purposes, to such segments of the population as labor, racial minorities, farmers and party cronies. In a larger sense, too. Stevenson's hands-off notiie to bloc-minded voters constitutes his most severe indictment of the man he has mentioned only once since he obtained the nomination — Harry S. Truman. Although there was some justification for Franklin D. Roosevelt's favoritism to these elements of the electorate, since labor, farmers and the colored race suffered most severely from the depression and a laissez-faire economic system. Truman has preserved the pressure process solely to win elections. He has demanded Taft-Hartley repeal and Civil Rights legislation, although he knew that Congressional compliance was hopeless. And he has never lifted a finger, to secure their enactment. His be- haviour during the steel strike was designed to compensate for his futility on Capitol Hill. At the Chicago convention, relying on Truman's successful use of these tactics in the 1948 campaign, the Moody - Williams - Harriman- Roosevelt radicals tried to reorganize the Democratic Party on the basis of political bloc*. That they were rebuffed and discredited by the party elders suggests that their methods are outworn. In mis connection, it is noteworthy that Stevenson, in his Labor Day addresss at Detroit, gave no plug to Senator Blair Moody, although he faces a hard fight for reelection. In view of the Roosevelt-Truman surrender to these lobbies, it is natural that the voters show some skepticism toward present-day presidential pledges. But the comforting fact is that both candidates' records indicate their sincerity. To the despair of backroom politicos. Stevenson gjit away with this kind of an anti-pressure program at Springfield. He forced a reduction in the budget appropriation for state fair advertising in the newspapers. He vetoed bills to increase pensions for teachers and the aged. He blocked funds .for political highways and bridges. He oppposed larger payments to veterans and to their organizations. He refused to sign two politically explosive measures. One would have shortened the work week for thousands of state employes. The other, in the midst of Communists- in - government revelations at Washington, would have penalized "reds" in what he regarded as an undemocratic manner. Adlai and Ike have used almost the same language in forecasting their reaction to pushing and shoving at Washington. Addressing the American Legion convention, the Democrat said he would resist their demands, if they were "excessive or in conflict with the public interest, which must always be the paramount interest." Speaking before the same audience a day earlier, Eisenhower declared that he would judge any veterans' proposal with the simple question: "Is it good for the country?" ACCORDING TO HAL BOYLE 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 a AP news dispatches. - 1 - ' _ ___ __ __^______ National Advertising Representatives,: Arthur H. Hagg and Associate!. Ine, New Vorlc efSce, 36C Madison Avenue. Chicago office. M* North Michigan Avenue. NEW YORK m — Jesse James was born in the wrong century. He wasted his criminal talents holding up banks, ambushing trains on horseback, and died young himself, a victim of the crude instrument by which he lived—a pistol. ' Today Jesse James would have to sharpen his technique considerably to survive in a crime field that has become a big business— truck cargo thefts. Looting the heavily - laden behemoths of the highway is now a highly lucrative industry for well- organized gangs who operate with the timed precision of a professional football team making ' a touchdown play. The rewards are high. Single trucks' have yielded $100,000 in furs, $50,000 in liquor, $40,0000 in cigarets, or—as in one case—J30,- 0000 worth of brassieres. Truck hijacking has become so widespread that losses rose from £'2,0000,000 in 1945 to 65 millions in 1951, and some insurance experts fear the toll this year may reach 73 millions. Here is the kind of cargo these criminal specialists go for, as measured by losses last year: clothing, food, textiles, tobacco, furs, liquor, metals, television sets money, and furniture. "All it requires to steal a 20-ton Iruck is nerve," said Jack Seide, 4T, head of Babaco Alarm Systems, a pioneer in truck cargo protection. "Contrary to the public's idea," he said, "most truck hijackings don't occur on lonely stretches of the open road at gunpoint. "Ninety-nine per cent are pulled off in a metropolitan area. They are usually thefts from unattended vehicles. "Gunplay is very rare, because it is unnecesssary." Some gangs set up their jobs with inside help from trucking firm employes, whom Seide feels aren't carefully checked for past criminal records. Some gangs loot unguarded trucks on the spot, others drive them away and empty the contents at their leisure, then abandon the vehicles. Seide became interested in the problem as a young traveling salesman for a jewelry and watch supplies firm shortly after graduating from high school. Thieves repeatedly broke into his car and stole his samples. "It wasn't the value of the samples themselves that bothered me," he said,, "as the time'I lost from selling until the samples could be replaced." With the help of a friend he made a crude burglar alarm that would sound the horn if anyone tried to tamper with his car. It worked. He lost no more samples Other salesmen heard of his alarm, and asked him to :make one for their cars. Seide decided to maKe vehicle protection his career, and developed his invention. It too* him five lean years of hunger to interest trucking companies and insurance writers in it. Today he leases his alarm systems to firms operating more than 8,000 trucks, has 2,000 agents from coast - to - coast, boasts that no truck protected by one of his alarms has ever beeen hijacked. "But having a million dollar idea," he said wryly, "isn't nearly as hard as putting it over after you get it." . . ^ Dr. George W. Crane'i WORRY CLINIC If you are a young woman, paste this Case Record in a scrapbook for future use. For it contains the facts about rape. No woman can be sexually assaulted simply by a man's superior size and strength, unless she acquiesces or is unconscious. Case £-356: Louise J., 26, has been married two years. "Dr. Crane, while my husband was in Washington, D.C., on business for several months, I began going out with friends," she began remorsefully. "First, I went with girls, then with girls and fellows, and finally with men alone. "I really didn't mean any harm, but I was lonely. One of the men appealed to me a great deal and we had a lot of fun together. "He was deeply in love with me and I began to fall in love with him, although I was still fond of my husband. "Finally, this man took advantage of me. I resisted and fought against it as much as possible every time, of course, but he always got his way because he was indeed much' stronger than I. *'I never thought it right to have intimate relations with any man but one's husband, which is why I always resisted. "Now my husband has returned and I love him devotedly. I can't help but think of what I have done, though, and I cry many times because of it. "Dr. Crane, will I ever be forgiven? I feel so guilty for my husband trusts me implicitly. But the other man keeps calling up and telling me he can't forget me. "We promised never to do anything to break up each other's home, for he is also married. I realize now I should never have gone with him in the first place. It will never happen again. "I've prayed that I be forgiven and have promised myself as long as I live, I will never do such a thing a second time.' 1 Anybody from the farm-k n o w » that a bull or stallion cannot mate with its respectiv female unless the latter is" willing. By. the same token, no conscious woman can be raped unless she acquiesces either from fear or desire regardless of the size and strength of her assailant. If a man drugs a woman or knocks her unconsious, as by a blow on the jaw, then he can assault her. ; If he threatens her with a gun or a knife and thus coerces her by fear into submission, then he can attack her. But most women are not assaulted under such circumstances. They simply grow panicky or put up a limited resistance and then feel it is hopeless, so they finally submit. Such submission is unnecessary, however, for they can prevent any man from attaining his unlawful goal, if they keep talking and keep moving. Louise was simply attracted to this other man. Consciously s h e put up some resistance to salve her conscience, but soon desisted therefrom because she was fundamentally charmed by him. A girl can protect herself-from any man who doesn't render her unconscious. For passion and thought are opposing influences. Get a man talking or answering questions, and you have made his. brain function. A functioning brain dissipates a man's passion. For a man cannot cerebrate and also "emote" for any length of time. One or the other will soon diminish and stop. So make "a man talk, and you can undermine his passion. Even the act of continual struggling will dissipate his sex emotion or change it to anier, thus accomplishing the same end. Combine the conversation with the struggle, and you can save yourself the guilty conscience troubling Louise. But use your brain earlier and you'll not let yourself get into such •a compromising situation in the first place. (Always wine to Or. Crane In care of The Hopkins Syndicate. Box S210. Mellott. Ind. Enclose • long, three cents stamped, self-addressed envelope and * dime to cover typing and printing eocta when you send for one of hi* psychological chute.) (Copyright by the Hopkins Syndicate. Inc.l REMINISCENCE 19 TEARS AGO Second Lt. Hermine Nahrendorf wrote her family .in Leavenworth that she had landed in England and is stationed with the 77th Evacuation Hospital Unit < Ted Schroeder, Jr. and Frankie Parker won their way to the final round of the National Amateur tennis championships at Forest Hills .today. Winners in the w omen'S- semi-finals were Louise Brough and Pauline Betz. Wendell Wilkie, traveling salesman of the United Nations cause, concluded a five-day visit to Egypt. 25 YEARS AGO Secret training began today for Jack Dempsey in preparation for his title bout in two weeks with Gene Tunney at Soldier Field Stadium in Chicago. The United States is safe from aerial attacks now and this is proven by the recent long distance flights, the failure of which out- Erskine Johnson's number the successful .air, voyages, a secretary .of the Navy-asserted. More than $5000 damage was caused in Leavenworth by -a thunderstorm which caused the creek on Limit at. Second Ave., to overflow its banks. 40 YEARS AGO Eleanor Brannoh of New York, granddaughter of Charles Dana, editor.of the New York Sun,, took an important part in the Ohio woman suffrage campaign. Lt. Gen. Arthur MacArthur, U. S.A., retired, died at the last reunion of the Twenty-Fourth Wis., consin Volunteers in the Atlanta campaign, at Milwaukee, Wis., while recalling the deeds of the unit he had formerly commanded. Two homer pigeons were released at Fair Association Park yesterday to return to St. Louis. The pigeons were on exhibition at the county fair at which more than 100 pigeons were displayed. HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)— On the Record: Dana Andrews, answering the "Why don't you try TV?" question: "Television doesn't have dignity. The commercials are degrading. I'll do television when they find a way of making people at home pay for it and eliminate the commercials. It's not the actor's business to sell commercial products. He's only supposed to sell himself, the story and his acting art." And popcorn? Clark Gable, on the subject of a fifth matrimonial try: "Marriage? When my divorce is final, I shall marry again. If I fall .in love, of course. I am still convinced that marriage is a wonder- fa; thing." Loretta Young, about movie plots: "What I'm looking for is an important love story. But people in Hollywood are afraid of being emotional and sentimental these days. They forget that pictures like "The Big Parade,' 'Seventh Heaven,' 'Only Yesterday' and 'Back Street' were essentially love' stories and among the greatest films ever turned out in Hollywood." Gene Tierney, on living: "I'd like to swim around in "a pool like Joan Crawford, and stretch out a hand for a glass of champagne — that's living." Olivia de Havilland, about her long-time feud with sister Joan Fontaine: "Nothing can ever m a ke it a successful relationship. And it's too bad something special has to be made of it, because feuds are commonplace in families. Why, I know a newspaper man who can't •tand his brother." Stevt Crane, ex-husband of Lao* Turner, about his forthcoming (Ji- vorce from French star Martin* Carol: "She refused to come to Hollywood, as I asked her to, and Hollywood's where I make my living. She wanted me to .join her In Paris. She was making a lot of money and I wouldn' have to worry, she said. But I couldn't agree to that. I was Mr. Turner in Hollywood once. I don't want to be Mr. Carol in Paris." Zsa Zsa Gabor, on. her career: "I'm a born woman of leisure. If I can't become a big star then I vill have to marry a millionaire. But I vill become a big star. I'm studying like a dog." Robert Newton, about his old British movies on TV: "I don't mind, but my bride does. I look so young in those pictures. It breaks' her heart to look at me as I used to be." Boris Karloff, on his longevity as a Hollywood actor: "I'm Hollywood's oldest living inhabitant. Douglas Fairbanks used me as the 'ninth bandit from the left in the 15th row in 'His Majesty, the American.' I think that was in 1919. But I didn't get lucky as an actor untid 1930." Dianna Lynn, on best sides in TV: "Of course I insist on playing to the camera with the best side of my face. I've done it in' pictures— as what actress hasn't? — and I do it hi TV plays. Let's face it, people's faces 'are uneven. One side photographs better than another." Anne Baxter, on career separations: "I believe in vacations from marriage. Not vacations from each other, mind you, but vacations from marriage. It's a good

What members have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 11,200+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free