The Leavenworth Times from Leavenworth, Kansas on September 10, 1952 · Page 4
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Leavenworth, Kansas
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Wednesday, September 10, 1952
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Four THE LEAVENWOBTH TIMES, Wednesday Evening, September 10,1952. "Doesn't Anybody Love Us, Daddy?'Editorial... Some Changes Made If and when the two presidential candidates get on the same stage at the same time, either at a public meeting, radio or television show, there is one theme song which can be played which will apply to both. -It's an oldie. It's "There'll Be Some Changes Made." So far this idea of change seems to be the outstanding feature of the 1952 campaign. Both Dwight Eisenhower and Adlai Stevenson are emphatically agreed that changes are needed in the Washington scene. .Their only variance seems'to be on how much and the methods to be used. Right after Governor Stevenson accepted the nomination he spoke of the "mess in Washington." He also stated his belief that the Taft-Hartley Law was" not a slave labor law but should be amended. After his visit to Washington and getting a proper briefing, Mr. Stevenson has toned down his ideas a little bit. He now says that "if" there ig corruption and inefficiency in government he intends to eliminate it. Also after his briefing the governor now conies out with the idea that the Taft-Hartley Law should be repealed and a new labor law enacted from scratch. He always adds as a sort of apology that he still doesn't consider the T-H law one of slave labor but thinks it best for a change. It looks like the seasoned campaigners finally got the governor told what's what and he has seen the light. Apparently he was starting out too much in sympathy with what his GOP opponent had already advocated. The organization boys be-' hind the scenes evidently had become alarmed that their candidate would be in the unwelcome role of advocating me-tooism. , Kansas Snapshots From Here and There We can't understand why politicians who promise to eliminate waste don't get more votes from the women. Some parts of the United States have a very dense population. Others believe and vote the same as we do. Variations in prices of butter and oleo in different parts of the United States indicate there is quite a spread in the products. Science has discovered that lightning seldom strikes the same person twice. Collected From Other Typewriters Capitalizing on a Saleable Item Life magazine, essentially a journal of pictorial illustrations, also considers 'words "very important," so it says by way of explaining the publication of a new Hemingway novelet in one of its recent issues. "Both words and pictures can be used to make the reader see and behold," and while 1h» editors "feel that a, photograph, supplemented by exactly the right words, can communicate a situation to the reader faster, more accurately and more vividly than any other means," nevertheless "once in a while words alone can paint pictures in the readers' minds that the camera cannot capture." But one -wonders why this leading picture magazine has not, therefore, published descriptive matter before. Hemingway is not me first author to succeed in presenting ' vivid images with words alone. In our crass way we suspect that • the magazine published me narrative because Farmers Don't Know Policy "This is corn-hog country. The farmers are about equally divided between the two parties, but in neither have I found a maa who really understands what the farm policy of either party amounts to. All any of them know is that they resent control, but want'high prices. "They are opposed to any legislation that would better the lot of Spanish-Americans and Mexicans who come here in great flocks to work in the fields."—Ken Allen, Albert Lea (Minn.) Evening Tribune. "Stevenson must ride with the shoddy coalition that cinched his nomination months back; Eisenhower with the isolationist Republican senators, having only the elephant symbol in common."—John What They Are Saying I am not going to support anything that smacks to me of un-Americanism or is un- American in character, and that includes any kind of thing that looks to me like unjust damaging of character.—GOP presidential candidate Dwight Eisenhower. Television is murder, but radio just takes a few hours a week.—Singer Bing Crosby. The trade union movement belongs to no one but the workers of America. It is their movement, run by them and motivated by the dictates of their hopes and fears. —AFL President William Green. the management considered it a good story that would please its readers. This departure typifies the modern trend in merchandising—to sell anything that will yield a profit to anyone regardless of what "line" a store or firm may have intended to deal in when it opened its doors. The trend was started by drug stores and has spread to many types of merchandising. You can buy hardware and groceries in a modern drug store and toilet goods and notions that used to be drug store lines in hardware stores. The super markets have added many lines that haven't been seen in grocery stores since the era of cracker barrels in "general merchandise" stores. It's OK with us and it is free enterprise in operation. But it is a bit confusing, at times. Perhaps "surprising" is the better term. So it was surprising to find a full* length book in a leading picture periodical. —Kansas City Kansan. Shea, Lexington (Mo.) Advertiser-News. "The Texas Democratic Party leadership was really disappointed in that it didn't have an issue sufficiently strong for a bolt. Governor Shivers really wanted to lead another Dixiecrat movement. Now the only issue left is Tidelands."—Barnes H. Broiles, Jacksonville (Tex.) Daily Progress. "The national presidential primary would be an ideal solution, but it cannot be worked out satisfactorily or economically." —J. Earle Mavity, Watseka (HI.) froquois County Daily Times. "Women will play a greater part in determining the outcome of this election than ever before." — Bob Gordon, Columbus (Ind.) Republican. There is no room for differences o f opinion in both parties. It is not necessary to share the views of the candidates on every subject—Sen Joseph McCarthy (R., Wis.). The one secure foundation for peace and justice lies in the hearts and minds of men. Victory will lodge with those who dynamically follow God.—Pennsylvania Gov. John Fine. We are in the midst of our four-year spasm of electing a president now and you will hear a lot of hooey during that campaign.—President Harry S. Truman. THE DAILY TIMES By D. R. Anthony Entered as second-class matter at the post office «t Leavenworth, Kansas under the act of Congress, March 3, 1879. THE TIMES TELLS THE TRUTH T,. . "SK. LEAVENWORTH TIMES published evenings (except Saturday) and Sunday morning Established in 1857.. Consolidated with the Conservative established in 1860. The Bulletin established in 1862, and The Commercial established in 1865. • ""«"n »i«o Circulation of The Evening Standard, and The Chronicle-Tribune consolidated with The Times In IBOi Circulation of The Leavenworth Post absorbed in 1923. D ' Y deUver!d carrier to any part of Leavenworth or suburb! for 85c ° rtel *Pfi°-"«" through our authorized !ocal BY MAIL In Leavenworth and adjoining counties per year icon Beyond Leavenworth and adjoining counties, per year ...... I"""!!!""""!""""!"" KM MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. The Associated Press is entitled exclusively to $* belies 0 * republlcation of a" tte loeal new « Printed in this newspaper, as well MAP news National Advertising Representatives: Arthur H. Hagg and Associates, Inc., New York office, 366 Madison Avenue, Chicago offlct, 360 North Michigan Avenue. THE NATIONAL WHIRLIGIG WASHINGTON-^Great Britain isj, approaching such a state of e<£ onomic collapse that a vast new program of American aid will soon be required to bolster our principal European ally, even though President Truman and Secretary Dean Acheson are extremely reluctant to introduce tos issue in the midst of a presidential campaign. But the crisis cannot be concealed much longer. As General George C. Marshall did in 1944, when the former Secretary of State persuaded Governor Thomas E. Dewey not to reveal military secrets during the presidential struggle, Administration leaders would like to take both General Eisenhower and Governor Stevenson into their confidence on this problem. Indeed, they would go further. They are toying with the idea of "briefing" both nominees o n the subject of Britain's needs, and asking them to agree to the proposed remedies. In view of their general agreement on the question of collective security through the cooperation of European nations, especially England, it is believed that their reaction would be favorable. Although Eisenhower declined President Truman's offer to keep both him and his opponent informed on international developments between now and Nov. 4, Ike agreed to consult with the White House whenever an emergency necessitated it. He could hardly refuse to sit in under the circumstances now developing at London and Washington. As a matter of fact, the contemplated financial, commercial and , military reinforcement has such a long-jange and far-reaching aspect that it would have to be underwritten by the two candidat- es, one of whom will succeed Truman. Whoever enters the White House next January will have the responsibility of executing the agreement, and of persuading Congress of approve those portions of the program which require legislative ratification. The preliminary and immediately essenital parts of t the plan, however, can become effective simply by executive action. But Truman hesitates to inaugurate it without bipartisan backing for fear of its politically explosive effect. Britain's general economic condition at home and abroad has fallen into a far more critical state than at any time since World War U, according to advices from 10 Downing Street. Despite billions in financial and military advances from this country, she is steadily approaching bankruptcy. Her gold and dollar reserves have fallen to 51,672,000,000, although two billions have been fixed as the minimum safety figure. This amount represents the total capital of England and the sterling nations for purchases in the United States and other areas, which require dollar payments or goods. Britain's efforts to stave off insolvency have created tremendous unrest at home. "Government regulations against imports have reduced the supplies of food, clothing, fuel and building materials so that everyday living conditions are more miserable than even in defeated Germany. Recent local elections have registered anti-Churchill discontent. Necessary trimming of costly "social services" in order to reduce the drain on the treasury has aggravated this resentment. Without generous American as by Ray Tucker sistance, there exists the fear hat the Churchill ministry may be replaced by a Labor government when Parliament reconvenes. This might mean the advent to power of the pro-Moscow Aneurin Sevan, which would discourage our allies, strengthen Communist influences within France, Italy and Germany, and weaken all our anti- Russian arrangements and alliances. Stalin seems aware of this situation. He has recently replaced a dour and furtive figure as Ambassador to London with a mild and unaggressive representative. His propaganda bureau has recently abandoned its anti-British campaign to concentrate on a "hate" offensive against the United States. By other moans, he aims to flrive a wedge between London and Washington. In view of these politico-economic considerations, the concern at London and Washington is understandable, especially at this time. The crisis also explains the extent of the proposed aid program. Here are its main points: (1) A loan of from three to five billions to relieve the dollar shortage, and to provide a "breathing spell" so that a long-range financial and commercial program may be formulated.including new domestic ecomomies. (2) Vastly increased purchases of arms in Britain for our own and the European defense force, especially jet planes, tanks, artillery and ships. (3) Hard commitments for a U. S. stockpiling of large amounts of oil, rubber, tin and other British colonial products. (4) A lowering of tariffs by executive decree so as to permit larger imports of manufactured articles from Britain. ACCORDING TO HAL BOYLE NEW YORK (Si— Of the millions of American combat men in the second world war the one most likely to win immortality is probably, the famous young "major of St. Lo." His name was Thomas D. Howie, and hometown friends in Abbeville, S. C., are today dedicating a granite marker to him. Hundreds of his scattered comrades will wish they could be there, too, to pay honor to a man who has become a symbol of valor to the American Army. His tale is a strange one. He died in the green hedgerows of Normandy in 1944. But after the passing of eight years, I can recall no other wartime event — neither in Europe nor Korea—so sad, and yet so eternally inspiring, as that young major's bittersweet victory-after-death. Maj. Howie was a tremendous soldier, and he must have been just as fine a man before he put on a uniform. I visited his battalion the day St. Lo fell, and I recall how his men, still mourning his death on the eve of the great attack, praised him for his kindness and called him "the best officer that ever lived." It was his concern for the welfare of his troops that had cost him his life. Before hitting the ditch during a sudden German mortar barrage, he paused and .turned to see that his men were safe—and death took him, standing. Shortly before he had attended • staff conference at which he had expressed his determination to lead his own battalion first into St. Lo, the bitter bastion of the Nazi defense line. His last words on leaving the conference were a cheery, "See you in St. Lo." That became the battlecry of the 29th Infantry Division—"See you in St. Lo'." and when the commanding general organized a tank and doughboy task force to smash into the city, he remembered Tom's last wish. By the general's order, Tom's body, still clad in full combat gear, was placed in an ambulance in the task force column. I looked in and saw him. Amid the thunder of guns, the armored column — bearing the dead hero—fought toward St. Lo. Down pock-marked roads it rolled, past stricken trees whose limbs hung down like broken arms, past meadows where no birds sang, but bullets did. Churning clouds of yellow enve^ loped the vehicles, sweat grimed the faces of firing soldiers. As I remember it, a German artillery bombardment cut the column as it passed a cemetery on the outskirts of the city. The ambulance was needed to rush back the wounded. Tom, lying on a stretcher, was transferred to a leading jeep. The column trundled on. It smashed through the last ring of German defenders and entered the fallen city, a sea of flaming ruins. Doughboys quickly lifted the dead young major, so silent on the stretcher in all that crash of sound, and ran through enemy sniping to a nearby shell - torn church. And they placed him atop the rubble pf the church wall, and left him there, and went back into the battle. In death his comrades had won for the major the last goal of his life—he was with "the first into St. Lo." Entering the city the next morning with mop-up infantry squads, I had my last glimpse of Tom— his flag-draped body lying in state on an altar of rubble. All the troops who went through St. Lo that day, and there were many, heard of the young major and paid him tribute. Some doffed their helmets as they passed. Some knelt Five years later, in 1949, I revisited St. Lo and the rebuilt church before which now stands a monument telling of Maj. Howie's sacrifice — and his triumph. The French people still deck the monument with flowers, and remember him in prayers. They feel his tragic story led many Americans ' to contribute funds to help St. Lo rise again from its own rubble. The new marker to his memory in Abbeville is a fine hometown testament that will perpetuate to later generations the strange saga of Maj. Thomas D. Howie's heroism, selfless courage and fidelity to his men, who repaid him in the best way they could. Those who knew Tom, of course, need neither marker, monument, nor memorial to remember him. Dr. George W. Crone's WORRY CLINIC You can fan in love several times. For love is an emotion. An* an emotions can be experienced more than once. Despite Jane's heartache, she can soon learn to love-another man even more than the boy who jilted her. Indeed, now is an ideal time for her to • select her future husband. Case E-359: Jane R., aged 24, is a charming girl who teaches school. "Dr. , Crane, for six years I have been in love with a boy I met in high school," she said, and the tears began to well up, even as she spoke about it. "Our engagement had been announced and the wedding day was •et Then he informed me that he didn't want to get married; He said he guessed he had changed his mind. "Naturally, I was heartbroken. I felt I could never outlive the shock. "But my parents urged me to teach school, as a means of getting my mind off myself. "Except for my love for my parents and my being a Christian, I am afraid I would have committed suicide. For I still love this boy. Would it ever be fair to marry another man, without loving him?" Jane has gone through such an emotional shock that she feels drained of all capacity to love another man. _ Even if she were to meet some eligible males, she cannot imagine herself ever falling ardently in Move with om of them. That's how we all tend to feel when 'in the midst of such great grief. But Jane can fall in love again and be even more happy than ever before. For love is not an emotion that you can experience only once. It is like fear and rage and grief, in that you can feel it many times throughout your life. So I told Jane to pirft out an eligible suitor on coldly analytical grounds. Make sure that, he has those good triits and family background which augur well (or success in marriage. Love is an educational process. It is a cluster of habits, each pleasurably tinged, which reyolv* around a desired individual. Pick a desirable individual, as you would select a good violin or piano in the event you wished to learn how to play thereon. Then go through the proper motions. Go on dates to the movies or the opera; to church or to school parties. Be lavish with honest compliments, and he will soo.. begin to return them with compound Interest. You will men begin to relish each other's company. "Act me way you'd like to b* and soon you'll be me way you act," is a truism of applied psychology that is very appropriato in the realm of romance. That is why many Hollywood stars fall in love so often. They go through the proper romantic motions or speeches with a new leading'lady, and soon they fall in love with her. Love is also like music in that it inevitably is evoked if you simply go through the proper motions. Strike the appropriate keys at the piano and you will .produce melody and harmony. Do the same in human eoir tacts and you will not only win admiration, but soon fall in k>v« and be loved, too. ' Poets have too long made us believe that love is a magical emotion that envelops us but once. Instead, love is subject to scientific creation and cultivation. Jane can arbitrarily choose • man and .within six months b« ardently in love with him. To help select the right wan, however, send for my 100-point "Test for a Boy Friend,'' enclosing a stamped return envelope. plus a dime. Use it to make sure you get quality matrimonial "merchandise", instead of culls and shoddy goods. (Always write to Dr. Crane to ear* of this newspaper. enclosin« a lonf 3 cent stamped, addresssed envelop* and a dime to cover typing and printing costs when you send for one o* his psychological charts.) (Copyright by the Hopkins Syndicate Inc.) REMINISCENCE 10 TEAKS AGO A monument was erected a t Newton to commemorate the arrival in Kansas in 1874 of the first Turkey Red hard winter winter wheat from Russia. It was this variety of wheat that made Kansas an important grain state. The monument, made from native • • stone by sculptor Max Nixon, Topeka, is 11 feet high and depicts a pioneer farmer. It is also dedicated to the Mennonites who settled the Newton area. At meeting of Board of Education last night it was suggested mat more mass and strenuous calisthenics be stressed. The government has requested that calisthenics be featured in schools this , year to harden youth before they enter military service. 35 TEARS AGO A bumper apple crop is being picked in Leavenworth county. Many orchard men are hiring Erskine Johnson'g large forces to pick mis 'year*! crop. Word has been received from the Kansas State Teacher's College, Emporia, that Roland Coffin, valedictorian of the' class at '27, Senior High School, made the highest grade in the English intelligence test for freshmen. 40 TEARS AGO Girls whose fancies run to the trimming of hats will have th» chance of learning this art in the public schools this year,- for ••department of millinery has been added to the domestic art course, About twenty-five members ol the motorcycle club enjoyed a pio nic at Sharpe's Grove on Sunday. The first Leavenworth girl t« go to Panama as a nurse in the employ of the United States government is Miss Nellie Mead, 801 North Tenth, who sailed Saturday from New Orleans. HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — Jeff Chandler, on reports that he's an unhappy actor: "People put strange sayings in my mouth. I'm not unhappy with my movie roles. I'm not unhappy PERIOD. I want more loot, that's •11." Tyronne Power, on the subject of his free-lance status after being under contract for 14 years: "It's a little frightening at first. Everything's been done for you before. But one has to judge for himself eventually. I'm not going to bat a thousand all the time, but my mistakes are going to be my own." Charles McGraw, on his switch from hoodlum roles to a detective in "The Narrow Margin": "Now I can face the kids in our neighborhood without feeling that I'm out on parole." Keith Andes, on shelving his singing for straight dramatic acting: "As soon as you sing in pictures you're hooked. I never considered myself a singer. I just used my voice as a lever to get bread and butter." Fox offered Debra Paget's sister, Leslie Gae, a contract but the younger doll will finish her last year of high school before competing with Debra. Joan Evans' parents are far from reconciled to daughter's marriage to Kirby Weatherly. A real Remeo and Juliet affair. Before she left for England, Barbara Payton confided to a pal that iha hocked her minks and that Tom Neal sold his car to survive the depresssion that followed her divorce from Franchot Tone. Th« famine's over now that Babs and Tom have movie work in Europe. If Kirk Douglas and Irene Wrightsman have re-teamed, it't an unexpected switch of attitud* on Kirk's part. He's been refusing to take her telephone, calls from New York and Europe ever sine* they split. All's well between Steve Cochran and his Warner bosses •gain, but not before some heated words were exchanged. Steve's tardiness during the .fuming of "The Desert Song" started the fireworks. „ French dazzler Vivian R<v mance will race Jennifer Jones to the movie theaters in a Gallia version of "Mary Magdalene." ... Famed designer Adrian, a victim of angina pectoris, is living quietly in New Mexico, with Mrs. Adrian (Janet Gaynor) devoting herself to his recovery. Doctors have forbidden him to design any more glad rags. ' Dale Robertson is going "Aw, shucks" to the gushing about "the brooding quality" in his face that women moviegoers are seeing, and to comparisons with the Clark Gable of the early 1930's. .-. "It's a great compliment," he snorted, "but I don't think I'll be another Gable any more than I'll be another Will Rogers. Gable's the greatest leading man the movies has ever known. He's all man—from the ground up."

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