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Four THE LEAVENWORTH TIMES, Tuesday Evening, September 9,1951 Editorial... How About a Statistic or Two? We have just read some statistics showing that the group of people employed by the government in gathering statistics is the third largest group. Only those in the armed forces and those engaged in handling the mail are larger. The statisticians pride themselves that you may get any statistics you want by looking in the right place. There are even statistics on how many statistics there are. Just recently the government got out a "handbook" on statistical services of the United States. If you want the statistics on the handbook, it takes up 78 pages. Also, in the back of the handbook, there is a list of 125 publications of the government dealing with statistics. Time For a Change As both candidates swing into action they seem to have one point in common. They seem to agree that a change is needed. General Eisenhower is quite emphatic on this point and says that the opposing party has been in office so long it has become arrogant and drunk with power. . Governor Stevenson who is admittedly very quick with the wise crack and sharp with his quips makes light of the Republicans' demand for a change and says all they want is a change in the party in power. However he concedes that a change is needed by saying that changes are needed constantly to-keep up with advances of civilization. He intimates that all the change that is needed at present is to have a new face peering out of the front window of the White House. If you have a problem and want some statistics to prove your point you are sure to find them some place in the government files. If the first batch of figures doesn't come out the way you wanted them to, don't be discouraged. If you try hard enough you will probably locate another set complied from a different angle which may come up with the figures the way you wanted them in the t irst place. There is only one thing we haven't found out yet. We don't know if there are any statistics showing how many statistics are at variance with each other in the government files. But if there isn't you can rest assured there will be just as soon as somebody thinks of it. Both presidential candidates seem to be under a slight handicap in the present race. Each realizes the other has a reputation that will bear little chance o f personal attack without alieniating many present adherents. The only thing left is to attack the platforms of the respective parties. General Eisenhower has planned his attack on the record of past co- ruption and extravagance on the part of the Democratic party. Governor Stevenson has shown his plan to be that of belittling the charges of the opposition. In his speech last Friday Stevenson stated that after every war during the last half century the Republicans had bungled the peace. What he forgot to say was that every war during the last half century started while a Democratic administration was in office. Kansas Snapshots From Here and There Stories by returning fishermen aren't getting as much attention as usual. This is an election year and their efforts seem insignificant Money doesn't go far these days but it sure stays when it gets there. While President Truman delivered his opinion of those who pray in public, the Topeka State Journal notes he said nothing about those who prey on the public. With the defeat of its representative who has served 32 years, Mississippi has lost its highest rankin' member of the House. Collected From Other Typewriters Not For The Agei The high school gymnasium at Spearville has been condemned by the state fire mar- shall's office as unsafe for further use. That sets one thinking about the whole subject of public buildings. When the Spearville gym was built, I do not know, but it could hardly have been more than a generation ago, because high school gymnasiums are a relatively recent invention. It follows, consequently, that either the contractor sold the community a bill of goods, or the plans called for what was little more than a temporary structure. If the latter is the explanation, Spearville did only what all too many other towns and cities continue to do. The schools, churches, libraries, and public halls are built with at least the subconscious thought they will be Utilized for little more than the lives of those who first occupy them. That, of course, marks extravagance of the rankest sort It isn't the original investment that is important. The better measurement is what is the cost per year of use. The guiding question should be, how serviceable will it be in 2152?—Hutchinson News-Herald. Wliat Of Folks Who Aren't Auto Workers? Living costs have reached an all time high on the basis of figures prepared by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The only pleasant aspect of the situations that more than a million auto workers got an automatic 3-cent an hour raise. The pay hike is provided for in their contract. What They Are Saying It (TV) must be the biggest business in the world because it is the only business with billions of dollars invested in it which gives its product away—Producer John Golden. I believe if we would reduce our (draft) standards somewhat, we could find some more men.—Selective Service Director Lewis B. Hershey. I know of no group of harder working, But what of the nyllions of Americans who have no such clause in contracts, or no contracts at all? You know the answer.. They're stuck. And they are going to stay'stuck until Washington quits tinkering with the economy of the country.—Coffeyville Journal. more patriotic citizens than government employes.—President Harry S. Truman. He (Egypt's ex-King Farouk) was a good King, but you know how it is, they are out of fashion, like high-button shoes.—Former Egyptian belly-dancer Samia Gamal. Today the Communists are getting a tremendous advantage out of the continued fighting in Korea. —John Foster Dulles, GOP foreign policy adviser. THE DAILY TIMES By D. R. Anthony Entered as second-class matter at the post office at Lcaver^vorth Kansas under the act of Congress, 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, a:ad The Commercial '.-'iblished in 1865. Circulation of The Evening Standard ami the Chronicle-Tribune consolidated with The Times in 1903. Circulation of The Leavenworth Post absoibpd «n 1923. THE DAILY TIMES Is delivered b- earner to any part of Leavenworth or suburbs for 85e a month. The paper may be ordered by mail or telephone or through our authorized local agents William A. Dresser and ifloyd BraKcy. BY MAH, In Leavenworth and adjoining counties per year $6.00 Beyond Leavenworth and adjoining counties, per year $9.00 MEMBER ( OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. The Associated Press is entitled exclusively to the use for republicatlon of all the local news printed in this newspaper, as well as AP new* dispatches. . National Advertising Representative*: Arthur H. Hagg and Associates, Inc., New York office, 366 Madison Avenue, Chicago office, 360 North Michigan Aveniie. Boy^-Teacher'd Love That!" Dr. George W. Crane*» THE NATIONAL WHIRLIGIG ty Rav Tucker Washington — Although General Eisenhower has been chided for conducting a colorless and ineffective campaign so far, the major Republican blunder which has demoralized party workers and discouraged prospective independent supporters is chargeable to his publicity and propaganda bureau at Denver and New York, not to him. Both Governor Stevenson and President Truman have capitalized on personal and political differences within the GOP. They have embarrassed Ike by demanding whether he will urge the election of Senator McCarthy of Wisconsin, if he is nominated in the primary. Using me "guilt by association" device which they dencounce and deplore when applied to A1 g e-r Hiss and other Communists at Washington, they aim to associate the Republican nominee with "McCarthyism." They have forced Ike to seem to straddle in that he says he will back any Republican nominee for national office, but that he does not condone the Wisconsin man's criticism of General Marshall and other Americans. Regardless of the merits of the dispute — or the facts — this flank attack has hurt Eisenhower with certain groups of voters. Stevenson gets laughs when he constantly refers to the two "factions" of the opposition, meaning the Taft and the Dewey wings. Although Truman concedes that the elephant has an attractive facade in the Eisenhower candidacy, he reminds audiences that such "isolationists" as Kem, Jenner, Capehart and Dirksen ride on the animal's rear. The strategy, and it threatens to be successful, is to depict Ike as a "captive" of the reactionary and anti-collective security Republicans, if he should reach the White House. Even should an Eisenhower victory produce a Republican Congresss, Stevenson and Truman warn, he could not execute his promised program because of opposition from his own party members. The Illinois Governor's word for this division is "schizophrenia," or split and distorted personality. While permitting the enemy to deepen and widen this cleavage of policies and personalities, the Republican publicity organization at the Brown Palace and Commodore Hotels has failed to dramatize an even more serious division among the Democrats. It has failed to emphasize that Stevenson, as President, would also face a House hopelesssly divided. The Rev. Adam Clayton Powell, Negro Representative from New York, first announced that his people could not support Stevenson and Nixon because of their stand on Civil Rights. But after a visit to Springfield, Powell is whooping it up for the Democratic ticket. Yet the GOP propagandists have not written speeches or statements, asking how Stevenson can satisfy Powell at the same time that he seeks the support of such racial purists as Byrd of Virginia, Byrnes of South Carolina, George and Russell of Georgia, to mention only a few. Indeed, Senator Russell, like Powell, endorses Stevenson and Sparkman 100 per cent. The GOP writing boys have not demanded that Stevenson explain how he hopes to abolish cloture, the heart of the Civil Rights war, when southern Democrats and Republicans can muster a majority against any revision of Senate rules. The same query may be made with respect to Taft-Hartley repeal. Both questions are sensitive issues in the "solid South" that Stevenson expects to carry, along with northern areas where the colored and labor vote can be decisive. Nor have the Republican speak- ers been prodded by their publicists into insisting that Stevenson reconcile his stand on tidelands oil with his supposed espousal of states rights against federal domination. % Finally, with reference to the "schizophrenia" disease, although the GOP has its Dewey-Taft feud, the Democrats have an equally devastating vendetta on Capitol Hill. A majority of Democrats in both chambers openly denounce the Americans for Democratic Action —the Moody - Humphrey - Roosevelt-Harriman bloc — as "socialistic." And many of the M. C.'s entertaining this belief hail from sections other than the South. Yet Stevenson appeals to both factions. The Republicans' "big Bertha," as a result of recent campaign trends, appears to be that Stevenson has belatedly embraced what has become known as "Truman- ism." In doing so, the Illinois Governor has disillusioned many of his sympathizers, and lowered his guard for a heavy counterattack.. Stevenson first referred to conditions at Washington as a "mess" but seems to have backed away .from this frank and hones admission since he was rebuked by the President. The nominee originally asked revision rather than repeal of Taft- Hartley. Now he echoes the Truman and Green-Murray cry for abolition. Similarly, with Civil Rights, as his insistence on a Senate rules change indicates. He is playing for the Negro and union vote. It may be that Ike's advisers and publicists will yet* develop these issues. But, as "Jim" Farley says, most voters make up their minds early in the campaign, and it is difficult to erase first impressions. So far these have been favorable to Stevenson, due to the unexplainable remissness of the Republican publicity staff. ACCORDING TO HAL BOYLE NEW YORK (B—Old Jones, the bric-a-brac dealer, had noticed the two young friends for years. They had made a habit of pausing during their lunch hour stroll to look at the curios in his window. When Jones first had noticed them they looked like young men skimping to make both ends meet. But lately they had a prosperous air. One day they entered his shop, and the short, thin young man said brusquely: "Those two little statues in the window—let's see them." Old Jones immediately ' took strong dislike to him, and decided he liked the other, taller young man, who stood in silence, half- smiling. Jones lifted the two objects from the window, and held them out, one in each palm. The first was incredibly ugly, with a face contorted in mad rage. The second was of a girl incredibly fair and innocent. "They are forgotten tribal idols," explained Jones. "The one with the grouch on is Hrad, the god of vengeance. The legend is that if you pray to Hrad he will destroy -anyone you want put out of the way. The girl is Hloma, goddess of love. Pray to her and you can win any woman's heart— so those who worshipped her believed." The tall young man picked up Hloma. The thin young man picked up Hrad, and a speculative look came into his eyes. "I like him," he said. "He fascinates me." "You ought to go more for Hlo- ma, George," said his frie.nd "I'm married and don't need her—but as a bachelor, she might be able to help you. What would you want Hrad for anyway? You don't hate anybody." "Everybody has a reason for hating somebody, John," said the short man. They handed back the statues, John thanked Old Jones, and they left. Just before the store closed that evening the thin young man entered alone. He asked the price "of that little statue we saw today." "It's ?25," said the dealer, reaching for Hloma. "No—not her! The other one!" exclaimed George impatiently. "Hrad?" hesitated Old Jones. "He's 550." "Why?" bristled the young man. "Hate is always more expensive than love," said Jones. "I don't really want to sell Hrad. I don't really believe in legends, but I am old enough to know that bad thoughts always bring bad luck to someone. Hrad does no harm here where I can watch him." "Nonsense," said the young man. An expression of utter evil came over his face as the old man reluctantly bent to wrap his pur- chase. Jones glanced up and saw it, and shook his head. Summer passed, and then the winter, and Jones saw no more of the two young friends. Then oh a spring day the thin young man , came in again alone. Smiling, he untied a little parcel and put the small'ugly god of hate on the counter. "I don't need Hrad anymore," he said. "I want to trade him back to you for Hloma." "I'm glad of that," said the old dealer. "Will Hloma melt the heart of a young widow?" asked the young man cheerfully. "They say she will," said Jones. "But I don't guarantee it." As he wrapped the tiny goddess, he asked: "By the way, where is your friend—the one you called John? I haven't seen him for months." "You mean my former partner?" said the thin young man, and paused. "He—he — well, he died. Quite unexpected." The old man looked at the young man, and the young man's eyes shifted under his stare. Silently Jones unwrapped Hloma and put her back in the window. "What are you doing?" cried the young man, flushing. "The goddess of love isn't for sale," said Old Jones. "You wanted Hrad, and now you will have to live with him. Hrad never leaves a heart he enters." WORRY CLINIC Malcolm is a boss who found himself out on a limb. Since nobody had showed him a tactful way out of his predicament, he snarled at his employes and made himself Hated. Now he is well liked! Many factories have used this famous "Test for Employers." If yourt hasn't, better try it out. Case E-358: Malcolm G., aged 37, is a facotry foreman. "Dr. Crane, Malcolm is a very talented man," his personnel manager informed me, "but he doesn't get along well with his employees. "As a result, the efficiency of his department is greatly reducd, just because of this psychological facor. "Malcolm's men are well trained. They have the proper tools. But output isn't up to standard, for there isn't harmony between employer and employee. "Malcolm seldom says a word to anybody, and when he does, it is usually some sarcastic criticism. How would we handle such a man?" A person who is caustic and sarcastic, usually has an inferiority complex. So he may compensate by being a bully.. You can often spot a bed-Wetting child, for example, by the fact that he suffers from a social inferiority complex. He feels humiliated, so he tries to belittle other children to an even lower level of ego inflation. Similarly, sarcastic husbands usually feel belittled in some realm, often the sexual, so they try to browbeat their wives into a tearful state of dejection, thereby enabling these sadistic husbands to feel superior, by contrast. So look at Malcolm in the same light. If he only speaks to people when he can find fault or deflate their ego, then maybe he, in turn, is afraid that his ego isn't sufficiently superior to theirs. Being a boss, however, he feels that he ought to stand out head and shoulders above his men in order to hold their respect, down the self-confidence of his employees. For if you can belittle those around you,'men by contrast you feel you appear bigger. At least, that's the insidious reasoning of millions of men and women, but especially of men. Wives, if your husband is chroiv ically fault-finding, it probably means that he is deflated in his ego while in your presence. Do you act frigid and uninterested in his amative advances? Do you ritz him by flaunting your superior family ancestry or your college diploma? Do you always remind him of his faults and show him up regarding bad business judgment? If so, his sarcasm !s only an at« tempt to regain psychological stature by deflating you to an even lower level than his own. I had a talk with Malcolm in private. I employed the sandwich method of criticism in which I inserted the meaty layer of criticism between two layers of honest H he thus fears he doesn't stand out sufficiently, and if he knows no other constructive'way to gain in psychological stature or executive prestige, then he will whittl* compliments. I told him I had heard that he was one of the most talented men in the whole plant. Then I tried tactfully to suggest that some of his men seemed to misunderstand him. Hungry for a word of praise now and then they would react with delight if he, as a superior trained engineer, would only give them a verbal bouquet. s So I described my "Test for Employers," based on the frank comments of some 1,300 workers in all occupations. Malcolm gladly rated himself thereon and started an immediate change of personality, for he warn basically a smart man. Send for a copy, enclosing a dime and stamped return envelope. Many factories are using it routinely. All employers prefer to be po|^ ular but many don't know how maybe. They've been trained, to handle machines but not people. (Always wme to Dr. Crane In 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 costB when you send for cna ot hi* psychological chart*.) (Copyright by the HonUM Syndicate. Inc.) REMINISCENCE 10 YEARS AGO Defenders of Stalingrad were reported firmly regrouped today against reinforced German shock troops seeking to enlarge a dangerous salient in the western defenses. >, Thousands of acres of lowland fields along the Srnoky Hill river were under water above Junction City today but dikes protecing the threatened east section of the city were holding back the stream. J. P. Morgan, one of the world's wealthiest bankers, returned to his desk today after celebrating his 75th birthday. 25 YEARS AGO A new American expeditionary force started over the ocean for France today, its purpose one of happy reunion with old scenes 'and old friends of a darker day when the world was at war. Twelve thousand American Legionnaires are to take ships from New York for. the Paris convention. At Atlantic City the charms o! America's fairest were matched for the American Beauty Bathing Revue, the qualifying contest for the crown of Miss America of 192T. Erskine Johnson's Growing congestion on U. B. Highway No. 40 has caused Wyandotte county authorities to take) steps looking toward improvement* which would provide six feet more .of driving space and lessen the) hazard of motor car accidents. The plan is for a combination curb and gutter on each side ot the present slab, making a 24-foot roadway. 40 YEARS AGO 40,000 Chinese were drowned in a tropical storm of typhoon strength and torrential rains according to a report from Shanghai. The quarantine order issued by Col. Daniel Cornman, post commander, went "in affect" at noon yesterday. After that hour no horses or mules on the reservation will be allowed beyond th« grounds of the post. No stock from the city will be allowed to enter the reservation until the quarantine is lifted. It was decided to let the 101 Ranch Wild West Show billed to appear the next day us* the show grounds on the post. The heat record for the summer was broken at Atchison when the temperature went to 105 degrees. HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD— (NEA) — Excl sively Yours: You c a n be sure —if it's Betty Furnesss, too. Sure that there will be no leap back into big-screen movie stardom for the peppy, fast-talking ex-film ingenue, who won the nomination for "Most Seen" TV personality at the Chicago political conventions. She's in Hollywood for a vacation. And incidentally to show off a front-page newspaper political cartoon—a father glued to a TV set with his small son saying "Who's winning, Pop—Ike, Taft, or Betty Furness?" Betty told me: "Fox offered me a role in 'Taxi' and I turned it down. I'm turning down all movie offers because I just can't afford to accept them. I make too much money in television. Why, for doing the commercials one night a week on Studio One I get more money than MGM paid me the last year of my contract there." That was back in 1938 ("Don't start adding up my age, because I am 36") when Betty quit her "wishy-washy" movie career. Advice from ex-movie queen Betty to movie dolls debating the TV leap: "Do it. There's big money and no competition." Marriage again for twice-married Betty? "I'm thinking about it, but nobody else is." Olivia De Havilland's sizzling about printed reports of a romance with Canadian millionaire Cyrus Kluster. She told me: "I haven't heard of Cyrus Kluster and I doubt that there's such * person. There is no man in my Me. There may neveu be again." The press agents at MGM are on the alert for a Robert Taylor Ursula Thiess flash. The romance started off on the negative side. . . . Zsa Zsa Gabor's steamed up at a Hollywood agent She claims he's been giving out defamatory stories about her.

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