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EDITORIAL AND FEATURE PAGE THE PARIS, TEXAS, NEWS TUESDAY, MAY 7, 1957 Days of Old Were Plenty Fun, But Who'd Want to Return? You never miss the water till the well popular remedy for rattlesnake bite was ebes drv You don't realize what a bless- to dig a hole in the ground, soak the dirt me electricity and natural gas have been with kerosene, and put the bitten foot or r*«i.» \i_ —r.—i ,•„ ,-T,t«nniTi*£,fi - nr a em* hand in and cover it up. Net surprisingly until the power is interrupted or a gas main breaks. You don't appreciate what an automobile means to your way of life until you put it in the shop for a repaint _ • " I • -1 _ 4.—. 4.1.A Vis^<-3*r »*t*\Wlre" -Tni* people seldom recovered from rattlesnake bites'in those days. Oil stoves came in.fashion half a cen- iob or turn it over to the body works for tury ago but they seemed always to be J- ' • r T..SI „« *™tt\ n damaffo hlnwiTisT iin. This and. the abundance of repair of hail or traffic damage. Light bulbs seem to burn out these days with enthusiastic frequency,'and that gives you a slow burn. A minor annoyance at worst. For most of us oldtimers remember when coal oil lamps and candles were the principal if not sole source of light. Today if we have to use an oil lamp or candles for a few minutes at intervals maybe a-year or five years apart, we are more than annoyed, we're helpless. No radio or TV, and no newpaper if the breakdown is really serious. . The kerosene came in pne-or two-gallon cans, with an Irish potato jabbed on the spout to prevent spilling. Coal oil was a frequently-used household medicine too. It was smeared on a flannel 'cloth and applied to your chest to clear up "congestion," and it usually worked. A few drops of it dropped on a spoonful of sugar was good to clear up a sore throat, a close second to turpentine for that particular purpose. We remember in the old days a blowing up. This" and. the abundance, of wood roundabout served to delay acceptance of this form of cookstove. People used to pour kerosene into red ant beds and set it afire to geVshut of the ants. A popular young lady of our com- jjiunity lost her life that way when her clothing caught fire. It was a great shock to our eight-year-old mind, and we grieved over it for months. In those days the shock of a tragic death like that threw a pall of sorrow over an entire community. Nowadays the terrible frequency of traffic deaths passes almost unnoticed in all but the smallest communities. People like to reminisce about the old times, but with the exception that families seemed to be closer-knit in those days and people generally more helpful and gregarious, there's no desire to go back to them. But if you think people must have been unhappy and felt put upon and didn't have fun in those days, why, you couldn't be more wrong. Atomic War Only Kind Remaining In December of 1953 President Eisenhower told the United Nations that the development of nuclear weapons "has been such that atomic \yeapons have virtually achieved conventional status within our armed sendees." This theme was restated recently before a House Military subcommittee, made public last week, by Secretary of Defense Wilson and Adm. Radforu, chairman of thee Joint Chiefs. Wi^on put it thus: U.S. defense policy is based on atomic weapons in a major war and "on the use of such atomic weapons as would be militarily feasible and usable in a smaller war, if such a war is forced on us." Adm. Radford said the "atomic weapon is integrated into all our plans and programs. Our force levels (the number of men) are based on then: use." While this newspaper has always plugged for the strongest atomic capability possible, we have many times pointed out the danger of putting all our defense eggs in that one basket. We have thought the steady reduction of manpower in the Army and Navy an unwise procedure for the simple reason that when our dependence is placed too much on atomic weapons it automatically makes an atomic war the only kind, we could sustain. With our principal if not sole dependence wholly committed to the atom to the neglect of so- called • conventional armament we must perforce shoot from the hip in case of war —even a small war—with atomic weapons. Our potential enemy, Russia, has gone in for atomic weaponry too, but it has built 500 to 600 modern submarines meantime and kept its "force levels" and its conventional weaponry at almost full wartime strength. Under such conditions we could not even think of engaging in an atomic disarmament agreement with any nation, much less a treacherous and conscienceless foe like the' Soviet Union, because we would have little with which to defend ourselves. At enormous-expense we would have to recreate and maintain huge "conventional" armed forces to achieve even a minimum of security, after throwing away the deterrent effect of atomic weapons. Anything less would be suicidal folly. THE WORLD TODAY' Average Age of 70 Eisenhower Cabinet Members Stands at 59 Another Air Supremacy Race GEORGE D/XON Indiana Highway Scandal Due To Reach Nationwide Status By JAMES MARLOW Associated Press Nero Analyst WASHINGTON Iff) — President Eisenhower's Cabinet isn't very old—in average age—but some of his key men are away up there and, like Eisenhower, will be over 70 if they stick around to the end of his administration in 1961. Eisenhower himself is 66. Three Cabinet members arc older: Secretary of State Dulles, 69; Secretary of the Treasury Humphrey. 67; and Secretary of Defense Wilson, also 63 but three months otoer than the President. Average age of the 10 Cabinet over 60, five under If the 10 stay around until 1961, all but two will then be over 60, with an average of 63^. Three — Dulles, Humphrey, Wilson—will be over 70. But Humphrey and Wilson are rumored just about ready to call it quits and go back to cj.vilUwj life. Dulles' liking for his job seems undiminishsd, although he was operated on for an intestinal cancer six months ago. The departure of these three would enable Eisenhower to bring younger men into his Cabinet. But this wouldn't mean a great deal members: 59. Five of them are in the sense that younger men BOYLE'S COLUMN Houseflies Do Have Taste Buds in Legs By HAL BOYLE NEW YORK W-Things a columnist might never know if he didn't read his mail: That houseflies have taste buds in their legs—and that's why they enjoy cakewalking all over our food. That your fingernails grow at the rate of I'/j inches a year, or about 8 fact 9 inches in a biblical lifetime of 70 years. That bees are color blind, but if they can't s-oe red, why do they get so stinging mad? That if you want to catch a liar, fasten your gaze just above the bridge of his nose. Most people perspire slightly when telling a lie, and that's the easiest place to detect it. That crooner Bill Hayes, who today earns over $100,000 a year skipping tunes through his vocal cords, started his career by singing happy birthday messages for Western Union. That if you have a standard typewriter you can type the word "typewriter" on only one line of the keyboard. You never can tell what they might ask you on a TV quiz program. That medical statisticians claim a bachelor is three times as likely as a married man to become mentally unbalanced. That some experts estimate another world war would cost the United States four trillion dollars —on the instalment plan, naturally. That you can be sent to the penitentiary for 10 years in Oregon for illegal possession of a rsd or black flag; and in Iowa you can be fined $50 for laying a U. S. flag on the ground. That it takes 60 gallons of water to make a gallon of whisky. That you'll have a hard time fiflding a word to rhyme with "film." That In the town of Azzone, Italy, the citizens are born bald; and slay that way. i That a filling station in Connecticut is owned by John Saglio, whose name, spelled backwards, is "oilgas." That you can get a free meal in.a Michigan restauiant if you can pronounce the owner's name correctly. He is George Pappavla- hodimitrakopoulis. That it was cynical Ambrose Bierce who defined international peace as "A period of cheating work wheii he between two periods of fighting." | government. would be running things for the Republicans as Eisenhower's term ends. Not CTA of those now in the Cabinet has been seriously mentioned as a likely candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in 1360. Vice President Nixon seems to have the inside track on that. And if he won the election he WASHINGTON — Within a few weeks, the Indiana' highway scandal is going to jump state iirres. It is due to spread into a national scandal that will make the teamster racketeering expose look "like petty larceny stuff by comparison. Investigators for the Senate Public Works Committee already are delving into right-of-way profiteering in a dozen other states, and expect to extend the proba into every state affected by tne $33 billion national highway program. Up to now, the only scandals to be publicized to any extent have been in Indiana where operators used advance information to buy up land along prospective rights- of-way and resell it to the government at preposterous profits. But investigation has shown that operators, not only in Indiana, but in widely separated sections of the country> have been working a secondary racket. This, has come to be known to the Senate Probers as the "local airstrip racket." >, According to Filo M. Scdillo, almost certainly—in the tradition chfef Clcrk of tne Senate Public ot presidents—would pick his own Cabinet. Except for Dulles, Humphrey and Wilson, only two other Cabinet members are over 60. They are Secretary of Commerce Weeks, 63, and iMarion B. Fol- spm, secretary of health, education and welfare, also 63. All the rest are under 60: Postmaster General Summer field, 58; Secretary of Agriculture Benson, 57; Secretary of Labor Mitchell. 56; Atty. Gen. Brownell, 53; and Secretary of the Interior Seaton, 47. Humphrey lias not denied reports that he intends to get out in the near future. Nor has Wilson. Both Humphrey and Wilson may leave after Congress finishes voting the money bills, which won't be until near quitting time for the lawmakers, perhaps next July. Robert B. Anderson, former deputy secretary of defense, has been reported a good bet to become Treasury Secretary if Humphrey goes. Eisenhower liked his was in govern- Works Committee, this is how the racket has been operated on a widespread basis: Either as a result oi leaks from inside state highway commissions, or in direct collusion with a member, or members, the fast-buck operators buy land that is not directly on a prospective highway, but some distance removed. But they finagle to have this property purchased with government right- of-way funds. Then they induce pliant state diithorities to designate it for a local airport — although there may not be so much as an old Waco biplane belonging to anyone in the area. The Senate investigations began digging into the local airstrip racket after they discovered that a piece of property had been bought with federal right-of-way funds on a secondary road near Milan, Ind. The property has sines been earmarked for an airport, although Milan has a population of 1200. The Indiana investigation has ment Jor $98,000. But the investi-1 gators tell me that similar deals are coming to light all over' the country THE CURRENT big fight over veterans housing involves the rate of interest which Congress allows lenders to charge the home buyers. The present allowable rate- is 4^ percent, but many veterans have been complaining they can't borrow money that cheaply. Rep. William Hanes Ayres, Republican of Ohio, got up and declared the 4 l ,a percent rate was unrealistic. He made the flat statement that there was no money at 4',4 percent available in his district anyway. He was interrupted by Rep. Olin Teague, Democrat of Texas. "Ti- BACKWARDX GLANCES X- X- X- (From the scrapbooks of the late A. W. 1 Neville. Editor of The Paris Newi, ger" Teague brandished a fistful of newspapers at his sta GOP colleague. "I have in my hand," cried Tiger, "a bunch of this week's papers' from you? home town of Akron. They all advertise loans to veterans at 4*-> percent!" "Where did you get those Akron papers?" yelled Ayres. < "Oh," replied Tiger Teague, blandly. S 'I borrowed them from your office!" For one of the few times in his political career, Representative Ayres was dumbfounded. He confided, later that he has always had the greatest respect for his Democratic colleague, but cannot help feeling Tiger's method of obtaining rebuttal material in this case verged on the unprincipled. September 3, 1930 Marshall, Texas, is celebrating in a quiet way the fiftieth anniversary of the establishment of an ice factory in that city, which reminds me that Paris also could do the. same thing, the first ice factory here having been built fifty years ago this summer. The project, I think, was'Started by Dr. Hansen, an Englishman, who came to Paris a while before and practiced medicine here several years. He interested local capitalists, including Capt. W. H, Hooks, and the factory was built about where now stands the horse collar factory of Dulaney & Sons on South Nineteenth street. A large well was dug to supply water and a small factory building was erected. My recollection is that S. B. Tainter was the engu> eer in charge and Dr. Hansen was manager for a while. Later the management was .given to Captain J. W. (B:i<*) Moore, and for several years the factory was a source of interest to people who went through it to see "how ice was made with steam in the middle of the summer. Presently T. C. Dickson, who was a building contractor here, built another small factory on Clarksville street on the' bank of "Buttermilk Branch" which after operating a while was dismantled and later became the City Steam Laundry, now owned by W: A. Bills. The original factory then passed into the hands of the Anheuser Busch people, brewers of St. Louis who were building ice factories in several places in the south to take, care of their beer storage, and it was rebuilt on Washington Street, north of where is now the county hospital, on a triangular lot between Baker Branch and i .Seventeenth street. Expansion later caused it to be moved to its present location. In the Clarksville Standard of Sept. "2, 1865, there is reprinted from the New Orleans Picayune an account off a visit the reporter for that paper made to the first New Orleans ice factory. He said it was in. a small cotton press building on Orange near Tchoupitoulas street, and he describes the process of using am- menia to extract the fatal Irom the water, which was Mississippi River water purified with alum. About 600 pounds of ice was made at one time, he said, and sold at $1.25 per 100 pounds and he added that not one-third of the demand could be met. (Note: The rear of the Du-.. laney building was on 1st SW (South 19th) at West Kaufman St., City 'Steam Laundry Is operated by Mr. Bills' son, J. Lloyd Bills, and other relatives; 17th Street 1* 4th SW; present location of Southern Ice Co., Inc., is 929 W. Washington St.) 13 YEARS AGO Sunday, May 7, 1944 • A free canning kitchen to promote home canning cf foods, to aid the war effort was to be opened in the high school vocational department, with Mrs. C. E. Duncan of Howland as supervisor and Instructor. Miss Evelyn Barbce, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Barbee here, was married to. Aubrey Dewey (Jack) Hagood, Saturday night in Cooper, by the Rsv. C.W. Lester. Hele'n Hodges and Margie M, Vaughan were the first WAC enlistees sworn in at Camp Maxey since designation of the'enlisting station there. . PAUL HARVEY NEWS CONFIDENT LIVING Good Cure for Anxiety Is Depending on God By NORMAN VINCENT PEALE At a luncheon recently I was sitting next to a well-known businessman. This man is big, sort of pompous and loud spoken. You wouldn't think lie had e^er been afraid of anything. But people sometimes reveal their innermost souls. As we sat there he told me an interesting story. It was about a young boy in bed in a farmhouse on a dark and stormy night long ago. The winds were sighing around the old house and suddenly a clap of thunder awakened the lad. There was more roiling thunder; then lightning tore the heavens and seemed to just miss the house. Rain hurled against the window panes and ran down in streaming rivulets. And, all of a sudden, there welled up in this boy all those old primeval, deep fears of the dark and the forces of nature. He leaped from bed, ran into his mother's room and fell to his knees beside her bed, crying out in uncovered deals where an opera-1 fear, "Mother, mother!" tor bought up a strip of land for $3,000, and resold it, within a couple of weeks, to the govern- They'll Do It Every Time By Jimmy Hatlo \ TMECUSTOMERS- C 0AMES, W4T «7 6IVE THEIR ME4T / ORDERS TUlS-4- xlT 4LL TM4T BONE/ OPERATI THEVlL CUFF THE LE4V)N'S 1 Tf?!M IT OFF / 4SO \ -rn/rr FAT-TRIM V TV14T 4LL OFF I A soft hand reached cut to patj his head and a warm arm went around his netk, and a loving, reassuring voice said softly, "Don't be afraid, honey. Mommy's here. There's nothing to be afraid of. God is watching over us." Then she took him back to his bed, pulled the covers up around his neck and sat by his side stroking his cheek until he was asleep once more. "I was that boy," the executive told me, "and I had forgolten that incident until just recently. I've been having some hard going and don't seem up to facing the decisions with which I've been troubled. They're tough ones, involving the futures of a lot of people and I'm afraid I'm getting a little older. I'm in my fifties, you know. "Weil," he continued, "a short time ago I awoke in the middle of the night at our country home. There was a violent storm, with Bible Thought And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed, into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a . living soul. Genesis 126;2-7. | The miracle of creation and the __ i beginning of human life grows j ?££\ more amazing as our understand- i "' ~~ thunder, lightning and heavy rain. All of a sudden, I felt just as I had on that same kind of night years ago. That old fear crept up inside me and I actually had a strong desire to rush to ray mother, to feel her arms around me, and have her comfort me so that I would know everything's going to be all right. But, of course, she's long since gone from this earth. Isn't it strange," he added, "how every now and then you want your mother?" "Then," he went on, "I remembered what my motiier had said (hat night long ago: 'There's nothing to be afraid of. God is watching over us.' Dr. Peale," he said with an earnestness that touched me deeply, "I want you to know that, at that very moment I actually felt God's presence and lost my fears." I looked at !iis face and it was a small boy's; it was pathetic, yet it was inspiring. Just then, some other people came up to talk to us. He changed instantly and was his bluff, rather rough self once more. But, you see, I know him now and I always -will. And it's all right. A man has to be a man. Authors Drag Reader Down to Depraved Maybe Charlie Chaplin was the first modern to popularize the "lovable bum."' Perhaps it was Steinbeck, who painted such glowing woru' pictures of the beautiful, lovable "little people" —who almost always turned out to be shiftless, drunk, amoral wards of society. The critics called it "compassion." It followed that unless you loved these "realistic little people" you were a self-righteous bigot with a cash box for a heart. These "compassionate" writers i'.'i- respectability to the genial rapist, the jolly slasher, the fun- loving dope-pusher. Originally, '"compassion" e bster intended to mean pity, sympathy, a sharing of sorrow. But, these brutish writers elevated a mood into ; a philosophy. Writer Edmund Fuller (not of the modem compassion school) in his critique of James Jones' best seller, "From Here To Eternity," contends that "like all other pseudo-tough young writers, Mr. Jones is shamelessly and laughably sentimental. "This is missed because he isn't sentimental about Mother or Dad or the Pure Girl or Darling Babies. Instead he is sentimental about incorrigible anti-social criminal types and whores. He is said to be 'compassionate' toward these. But if you are not one of these you may expect short shrift from Mr. Jones, for he has precious little "compassion* for anyone else. "If you can wipe !Mr. Jones' tears out of your eyes, you will see that the famous Private Prewitt .Maggio, Stark and the other the socially adjusted and the economically stable people." If you listen to this author, long, you will be ashamed to be sober and out of jail. "That," says Mr. Fuller, "is not compassion; it is paranoia." These who imagine themselves hard-shelled literary narrators of the realistic, rape unsuspecting intellects of the undeveloped and the unwary, as surely as their fictional characters violate one another. I'm not talking about the paperbound trash that peddles repetitious dirty words under a garish cover on the corner newsstand for a quarter. I'm taik.r.g about the literary slime that g«ls National Book Awards and ultimately gets made into movies. There Is nothing more appealing than the cloak of compassion. There is nothing more treacherous when it is false. "Shucks, Baby Doll," is the general attitude of the author to his delinquent heroine, "so you took dope and were sexually delinquent and the mother of an Illegitimate child. You're a sweet kid. Just going around and doing everything a tramp does doesn't make a good, sweet, clean little kid like you a tramp!" These writers are trapped in a terrible contradiction.- They are not the truly compassionate writers, but the most vindictive working today. They are not the most humble, but the most arrogant; not the binders of the wounds of their brothers, but the destroyers of the social order. "Down! Down everybody!" they scream. "Down with us all!" And instead of lifting us with the He can't remain a boy, even though something inside of him always wants to. The fundamental conflict of our human nature is how to master this weak, fearful, timorous child inside us and become (he strong, mature adult God meant us to be. It is this inner conflic that causes anxiety and which may remain with us from cradle to grave, unless we get the answer to it. That mother's consoling reassurance to her son is a good prescription for anxiety: "There's nothing to be afraid of. God is watching over us." 'ing increases. •lut mr i »** «* few «*r *«*n»* characters are drinking and whor-1-' I0nm " able example, they would ing. knifing and slugging, rolling homosexuals, defying authority indiscriminately and eternally. . . but are pictured as good, good people. All authority, all sobriety, all the rest of the world, are bad. drag us down to the level of the depraved. In the t en years following World War II the children under 18 in the United States reached a The author is vindictive against record total of 55 2-3 million. (AND THE DINNER HORN) THE NORTH TEXAS PUBLISHING COMPANY. PAKIS. TEXAS. Published Daily Except Saturday. Entered as Second Class Mail Matter at the PostoHic* »t Paris. Texas, under Act of Congress March, 1879. W. W. Bassano Publisher Ray Slssel Managing Editor Eldon Ellis Director of Adv. Robt E. Cox, Circulation Masager » ., ., BATES-TEXAS AND OKLAHOMA By M»ll—One Month ... »l.aO By Mail-One Ysar $11.50 By Mail—'Three Months 3.50 Delivered by Carrier S3c Week Bj Mail—Six Months 6.50 Week Days—ho Sundays—ICc OUTS ; :»E TEXAS B.- Mail—One Month .. 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