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EDITORIAL AND FEATURE PAGE, THE PARIS, TEXAS, NEWS, TUESDAY, JULY 31, 1951 Government Honesty Means More Than Not Practicing Theft When the Colonies were having argument with England, finally resulting in the Revolution, there was a document written by Thomas Jefferson some years before the Declaration of Independence. In it, among other things calling attention to the unfair treatment of the Colonies, Jefferson said: "The whole art of government consists in being honest." Nine words used to cover the field. N T o writer today says so much with so few words, but nothing more need be said, for if a government, if the men who compose that government and those employed by it, are honest, there will be good government. It will be a respected government, respected not only by those it governs but by every other nation on the globe. Jefferson did not mean honesty in money matters, but in decisions and action under those decisions. Too much; of both kinds, is lacking in our government today. Some of the little offenders are being discovered and some of them are punished, where the offense is concerned with property, but dishonesty in decisions and action is prevalent, and apparently approved. When General • Crawford was reprimanded and removed from his position as commander of the tank-automotive center in Detroit, the affair was regretted by a Congressman from Detroit. The General said he appreciated that, and added, "I did nothing anyone else wouldn't have done— only someone caught me at it." He had accepted entertainment by people to whom he gave contracts, accepted a gift from one, and used government property, for his personal need. He had not stolen anything, but he was punished because Secretary of the Army, Frank Pace, said the General "has not met the high standards required of an Army officer." General Crawford was frank in telling what he had done, but he was mistaken in saying Tie had done nothing more than anyone else would have done. He had done no more than many have dose and not been "caught" but there are still some who do not and will not do dishonest things 'in government. When we have more such people in government there will be no need for codes of ethics. But the change must begin and be maintained in places higher than a General of the Army. It must reach the White House, the Capitol, and every other government office and official, from the national to the state, county, precinct and municipality. "The whole art of government consists in being honest." LamarCounty Farmers 'Going First Class' Most people understand that The Paris News is interested in farming, primarily in Lamar County and generally in other sections of the Red River Valley. Whatever advice is given farmers in the columns of The Paris News is offered by farm specialists, and this newspaper prints it so it will reach the people who are, or should be, interested. The Paris News is mainly interested in telling people who are no't farmers what farmers are doing in Lamar County, and for that purpose it has the services of Ed Bryson. the Farm Editor, who so to speak has his hand on the pulse of the farmers and knows what they are doing. Ed has told readers that Lamar County farmers are talking of "going first-class' 1 in their operations next season, and he tells what that means. Without recounting the details here it can be said that it means better farming is to be done in Lamar County from here out. There is to be, at least by a good number of the farmers, a study of what has been accomplished in this and past seasons, so that mistakes may be avoided in future and good results may be made better. That this will be done by some of the farmers means that presently it will be done by all who are real farmers, and the result will be that Lamar County's greatest factory will operate to produce more with less labor and expense. That it can be done is not to be questioned. The only uncertain factor is weather, and this will be discounted to a great extent. Make no mistake. Farming is the vital industry of Lamar County and will be as far as one can now project his thoughts into the future. -The farmer is taking note of better methods of manufacturing and merchandising and will do something of that for himself. And The Paris News is glad to be able to know this and to tell the people of its progress day by day. -<£^£ DREW PEARSON Chicago Tribune Wanting Benefits of Defense Tax WASHINGTON.—The tax gravy passed out by the Truman administration for building defense plants is so juicy that even the anti-Truman Chicago Tribune wants to get in on it. The Tribune, believe it or not, has ap-' plied to the National Production Authority for special tax benefits for building a S2,- 022,285.17 enlargement of its composing room, engraving room, pressroom, and circulation room. This seems to be a long way off from mobilization. Yet a request was made to amortize this new addition to the Tribune plant in five years—the same benefit given to manufacturers of guns, tanks, airplanes, and war goods. <In 2 way you can't blame the Chicago Tribune for trying to horn in on this tax for it—and got sway "with it—that it's becoming one of the biggest giveaways of mobilization. However, the Tribune's reasons are interesting. It stated in its official justification for the tax gravy that the newspaper industry has been accorded a special position relative to other industries' since 1789: that newspapers were considered essential industries in the last two wars; and that the press is the only daily medium that can be used to explain and interpret complicated governmental regulations. WANT-AD COLUMNS Finsily. the Tribune justified its' proposed tax benefits by stating that each day i: carries 2 large number of classified help"- wantc-d ads, and, by so doing, it is. in effect, maintaining an active labor market in its columns, thus helping the defense effort. What Col. -McCorrnick apparently forgot. gravy. So many companies have applied r.o-.vever. .\V2; first his two long editorials warning newspapers not to .become obligated to the government. - Second, he apparently forgot about The Chicago Tribune's record in printing, the ' entire secret mobilization plan of the U. S. Army one day before Pearl Harbor, and later printing information about the battle -of Midway which, according to tne Navy, tipped off the Japanese that we were breaking their secret code. A special grand jury was called to prosecute The Tribune, but the Action was later abandoned. Note.—Another company asking for spe- CKS] tax benefits is the Hoberg Paper Mills of Green Bay. Wis.. which considers toilet paper essential to mobilization. It as^ed for tax amortization on 31,600000 .for buildings and machinery to increase its manufacture of toilet tissue. Both this ar\d the Tribune's application were denied BIG BUSINESS BUREAUCRATS Defense Mobilizer Charles Wilson who used to be head of giant General Electric ?! e oil 0 Johr ' ston - v '' n ° used to head the L.S. Chamber of Commerce, are certainly getting a reaction from their old business • friends. After Wilson's radio-TV appeal for price 'Control, Congressman Jesse Wolcott of Michigan angrily stated: "The position of the Republicans is being badly misrepresented to the country by bureaucrats." , To which Rep. John Rooney, the sharp- witted Brooklynite, slyly replied: "I wonder if the distinguished gentleman means those two well-kown bureaucrats, Charles E. Wilson, just recently president of General Electric, and Eric' Johnston, former head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce." There was acid in the voice of the usually unruffled Wolcott as he snapped back: "I say most decidedly,-I very definitely had them in mind." LESS UNIFICATION The Army and Air Force are keeping a worried eye on the new Secretary of the Navy, able, astute Dan Kimball. They figure that under him, the recent cooperation they enjoyed under straight-shooting Secretary Matthews and the late Admiral Forrest Sherman may go to pot. Both Matthews and Sherman played ball with the Army and the Air Force, and the two rival services hope it will -be the same under Kimball. However, they can't help but remember how Cedric Worth, operating under the protection of KimbaH's office two years ago, tried to cut the heart out of the Army and Air F'orce. " ° 13 Years Ago . , Sunday, July 31, 1938 Lakewood Country" Club golfers came from Dallas and played with members of Paris Golf Club, the Paris teams winning 52-29. The Dalfas pair. Todd and Thomas, defeated the Hamman brothers, 5-4. L. B. Campbell took first prize in Lindsay's fishing competition for July, having landed a 6 pound 4 oun< e bass. "Bill Wilson \yas awarded a prizi for the heaviest white perch, which w.eighed two pounds. \ Semi-pro baseball here saw Paris Cleaners defeat a Hugo team 3-1, followed by Paris Bottlers beating Talco Oilers 6-0. Hugo scoretf one in first inning, and seemed winner until the ninth when Marcus Rea put one over the fence with two on. Double Barreled Shotgun Wec/c//ng THE WORLD TODAY Various Interesting Photos Line Board in Associated Press Room BACKWARD By A. W. Neville GLANCES Editor The Paris News Sanitary Sewer System Enlarged Five years after the first sanitary sewer system was built in Paris by N. H. Ragland, under plans made by W. C. Dean, additions were asked by residents in sections not reached by the original system. One of these, serving the west side of the city, was made by Engineer Dean in 1899, under the same plan used by Mr. Ragland, and was turned over to the city. Some years later an east side addition was made. About 1910 the north side system, which Is separate from the first system because of the contour pf the ground, was put in. Other additions have been made from time to time as Paris grew and practically all the city is now served. Finding that the "sewer farm" on Baker Branch southwest of the city did not take care of the sewage, Mayor Ed H. McCuistion, in the early years of his administration (1906 - 38) laid before the council the necessity of an adequate method of disposal. Under authority of the council the mayor secured the services of L. W. Wells, chief engineer of the Texas Midland Rail Road, who made the plans for a septic tank, a method of purification of sewage then coming into use. The tank WBS built at the end of the outfall on Baker Branch and proved successful. When the north side system was built another tank was built on th« abattoir grounds 'on North Main street, with its outlet in the branch near the fair grounds. This part of the system was designed and con- , strueted by City Engineer J. W. Crook. The main outfall wts built by the city, as... the first one had been, t and residents of the territory served furnished the money for cost of the laterals. Instead of setting a price for connection at a flat figure the property owners were asked lo pay a percentage of the assessed value of their property, and this proved lo be satisfactory. Alderman George T. Saunders, Ralph Provlne and I, all residents of the area to be served, formed ourselves into a committee, and during several weeks one Summer visited the property owners and secured their pledges to pay the amounts shown by the tax rolls to be their proportion. Some did not pay, and that was to be expected, hut the necessary amount was made up by others, including members of the committee, giving more than their assessed percentage. Twenty years ago Walter Hicks, Paris City Engineer, told me that the original system, built by Mr. Ragiand. was as sound a piece of engineering and construction he ever saw, and with the exception j of disposal means was as good as I when it was built. The growth of | Paris had made disposal inade- i quate. and that is the cause of the i trouble that is now to be remedied. ELEANOR ROOSEVELT By JAMES MARLOW j from the board: cold. WASHINGTON, July 30. i?—ln warm, haughty. a our office there's a long blackboa'rd on the wall and every dav it's cynical, ^victims looking hurt but suddenly Hungarians Face Fear and Terror HYDE PARK. Friday — I have had another appeal from a Hungarian woman living in this coun- woman I cannot imagine. Mr». Auerbach can be at her office in Hartford in 15 minutes, and when she returns to the farm she ij in a complete wilderness. The cabins are set among the trees and when the sun filters through In the morn- it is a sight to behold. Around covered with that day's pictures of people in the news, fastened tight with thumbtacks. Looking at those faces, and the little explanatory note beneath them, is like looking at a catalogue of American life which includes the good, the shrewd and the brave: the no-good, the na^e, and the knave. Our photographers take them. They go everywhere in Washington, true historians, recording how we are from day to day. CRUEL AND KIND Those faces on the board, bright and dreary, cruel and kind, should give anyone an insight into man-, kind if he suffers from the illusion ! that all men are good or all men ' bad. . There are the faces of the soldiers from Korea, receiving the Congressional Medal of Honor at the White House for heroism above and beyond the requirements of duty. Their faces have lines long beyond their years. Faces of statesmen look down maybe from the common mankind, but all seeking a , survival and some showing ________ The clean-shaven faces of generals and admirals, carrying on the nation's business in the earth's old cynical, ^victims looiung hurt but suddenly try. asking those of us who are ^5 it is a sight to behold. Around attic remote , se if. righteous, now that they're con- not a part of the government, at m >' cabin were many white birches nmon run o: j demning him. although herhaps ; least to voice our opinion as to ! and l could just glimpse below in ing a road tOj nad pumped their money into him ; what is happening in Hungary at | th e hollow the blue sheen of the ^ strain, j t 0 bn De officials. : the present time to innocent 'peo- j water in the swimming pool. I felt L gener-. • !e - uite at home r . There are gangsters and crooked • P !e - | quite at home, for only screens cops and sheriffs, facing a crime; * have seen a number of letters ; surrounded my bedroom, the win- ithat were smuggled out in which ' . dows having been taken out for how fierce ' peop ' e told their relatives over j ln e summer. Breakfast on the how hatred ' nere of tne te rr °r in their cities, porch in the morning was delicious- 1 ^ --- ' far ends, peer out sturdily from the • 1 utz glossy prints, almost "cheek to !t' s startling to sec now nerce j r--'- cheek with the latest beauty queen j their eyes can be and how hatred i " ere " r '~~ *y~" '". T, 1 -" <-'"•-<•• i; - •- --- ------in the picture next door i and passion puff their necks and j Some ° f lhe Iette " told of such i ! >" cool and quiet. There's a picture of Mr Bumble {faces when they lean forward to "ne occurrences a.s a knock on j Soon Mrs. Aucr for there's- alwavs „ Mr. Hnmhle shout "liar" at an accuser. ; lhe . door ln the ni g ht ° r in the ; law took us for s i for there's always a Mr. Bumble, and of a professor, a doctor, a lawyer, and of the character who refuses to answer questions. HOLLYWOOD Errol Has Paradise Tropical Isle shout "liar" at an accuser. Those faces on the wall the good side by side with the bad! .-...^w._,.._, «,v^«,xi_i^ COPS [There are faces like them in everv There's the grotesque litOe swin- town and hamlet. There have to be", dler and right beside him are his i These faces come from there. HAL BOYLE Most Actors Refrain From Role of Christus By HAL BOYLE | Meier brought the cast of the SPEARFISH, S. D. <&. — If you j Luenen Passion Play to the Unit- were an actor, would you want to ed States In 1932 and determined to play the role of Jesus Christ? renVain. Manv actors don't. They feel it is : .. You cou!d see even tisen the ,..„. Soon Mrs. Aucrbach's son - Inlaw took us for s tour of the farm. make early dawn, a notice to leave as j Their chicken business is wondcr- a warning ._ v necessary belong_ with them. Those who do not comply are forced into exile, prob- fully run, and they have a minimum of 15,000 chickens all the time. I man-el at the machinery . . -.—, j-. UM which makes it possible to use a ably at hard labor, and often dairy is wonderful indeed Guern- separfcted from their families. seys like ours, and they sell whole This is the same pattern fol- milk, cream and cott'age cheese lowed in all police states. It is ! They pasturize and bottle their convenient in this case because own milk and run a milk route back of the satellite countries lies They have bought some wonderful the vast area of the Soviet Union, j bulls and are shortly going to be- to which people can be deported j )?in selling purebre'd stock f or and never heard of again. (breeding purposes. They do not The present deportations in Hun- j however, grow enough feed for gary are close to genocide, I ) their needs, so they are trying to reclaim some of their land. When i Germany was going politically." he think, and there must be throughout the world widespread protests against such disregard of human their basic rights. I beings and am my that i s accomplished it seems to me that this farm should be on a paying basis. We lunched By JACK QUIGQ (For Bob Thomas) HOLLYWOOD. July 27 '..?• j too exacting. niJo ? cfH .,^ c ^ r - P rodDu , cer ° f l he i s ~aid." r 'And Tthou'ghra" man "ought Black HUis Passion Play has prob-I to be free in his working, think-i I %, *' P"" 1 " 35 ' 611 the Crmstus more ing and drear nmg." ( j often than any man in history. In 1 j nearly 25 years he has acted out j the agency of Christ more than 5,000 times before a total audience of more than 10 million people. cousins. abrogation of the rights of human which not visited since Shef- field's mother died. U was a moving but delightful experience. I to imagine what paradise is like. That will give yoii an idea of Navy Island." Patrice Wymore speaking. She was describing the tiny isle oif the north coast of Jamaica where she and Erro! Flynn, the screen's perpetual Don Juan, make their vacation home. . For seven generations members of the Meier family played ihe role •"Try in the Passion Play at Luenen, Ger- wan citizen was to find a natural j A more perfect place for a ampitheater where he could give the Passion Play an outdoor summer setting. He discovered it here In the weekly skeet shoot at Gordon Country Club range. Roy Johnson and Wayne Anderson tied for "first place, each breaking 49 targets. Bible Verse Small souls are swelled with vanity. There is great strength in humility. No one likes an egoist. He hath not lifted up his hand unto vanity.— Ps>. 24:4. in the Black ?lills in 1938. I 'This was the closest I ever found of It hss been five months since the statuesque blonde actress and F'iynn wound up their honeymoon with an eight-week stay on the I pleasure spot in the Caribbean. ] Now she says she "can't wait to return." "I couldn't understand Errol's enthusiasm for the place," she said. "But" when we arrived I guess I liked it better than he.'' EIGHT-ACRE ISLE . She said Navy Island, which Errol bought after the 'war, is SO acres of rolling hills, mostly wood- j hair ed and very green. There are groves of coconut -and banana palms', and sheep now graze on meadows that were swamps before Flynn had them drained. Miss Wymore said they lived, 111 tiic L assiuii nid\ « t i^UciltrR, Otr- } • ilJIJ i%aj LLIC i-iuacai. i cvet ll> many, handing it down from father) 10 what my boyhood dream to son. Now at 48 he is preparing to j America was," he said. "It is an relinquish it to a member of the ! ideal natural surrounding in which eighih generation — his nephew, I to tell 'he story of Christ." Heinrich, 20. j since then he has built a $250,000 ,^ f have no sons." said Meier. | open air theater here with a perma- "So I am preparing my nephew to i nent stage 780 feet long It is three carry on our family tradition." (times the length of the' stage used But the role is so arduous that it iin-.tbe famous Oberammergau Pas- will probably take four years be- j sion Play. fore Heinrich. who now shouts in j Some 150,000 spectators from all the mo'n scenes, will be ready to parts of the country view the spec- step into the great role. Itacle each summer. Kenneth Tobey Probably Has Reddest Hair in the World HOLLYWOOD — Kenneth Tobey: formances ever sem on a college His ears would do well ... any contest for size. He looks as if he belongc-d behind the wheel of a 10-ton truck. But the fact is, he's . , , ..„..„ uc ^so.u mci more likely to become a big-name Peck, whom he'd known movie star. . on the California campus „.„„, His authoritative performance as ' n f ac '. was one? of the actors he performance won him a scholarship to a New York drama school. There he again met Gregory slightly —Greg, not ashore, but on Errors palatial! " -..*..,..,. ,^...,, ,,,<,.,u t „..> ... _ . _ yacht Zaca. a 125-foot three-mast- ! a , n . Arm - v captain ]s quite the best i had criticized. For a time In New ed schooner. . "We tied it up only 15 feet from the beach in the shelter of a little point. The shore nearby is landscaped — garden.? planted in tropical flowers. In the distance you , can see the thatched huts of 'the i native workers." j Ho\v did they spend their time'' i "DID NOTHING" "We did nothing, really." (ihe said, "but we were occupied every thing in "The Thing." current shocker about a monster from another planet. Actually its Ken's nineteenth movie. Before that he York they shared a J10 - a - week room. They acted in outlying theaters. In a southern town, when Peck forgot his lines, Tobey spoke acted in, according to his guess, them from backstage while Greg close to 500 plays-. Tobey is 32 snd rugged-looking. with bluc-ijreen ryes. A Chicago play-reviewer once accused him of overdoing bis part by wearing a red wig. A naltve of Oakland, nesr the busyj—E. R. people I have known. DOROTHY DIX Second Wife Is Sought by Father DEAR MISS DIX: 1 am i and my children. ANSWER: I'm sorry that I cannot publish your name and address nor forward lo you «ny mail I re- celve, but you should have no dlf- of 30, divorcTd "and" tne"'fa t h P ? of y ! " flndlnf! thc kinrt of worn- two children In 1949 mj^ife!"".^^^- ? lrst . ° f «"• >™ «»' walked out on me and the children. care e felt she couldn't unertake t h P ro! ^possibilities of my children She was very truthful about it so the only thing I could do was stop see ing her. Latelv I have been drink- in g a lot. not to drown my or! t rows hut just to be with the boj s ™<. ( 1 I know I can S i 0 p an tj nnd settle down, if i coM on , f nd , children GIRLS ARE CAPABLE takcs ovcr the °' an ° thcr ^ in , assumcji » Rr.ive Z'w?lM n ,' 1 */ m " Zlng h ° W K » K aiuj ca P" b 'e lo do or ift f rom h ^ , ste " m "'^r i, » ™' """^ hc discout " Rt rlm <'n's you h«ve "" hs< ?, f " r - Tl >' "R«ln, but dnn'l (AND THE DINNER HORN) , »,.. ,, ,, .,,_ • *„ \j*_«_u jyj(,u cvci_> i ."i iKMJvc ijt udNidm], ntr.ir \\\v minute. We usually packed^a lunch university campus, he'd planned to and went to our private .beach on the far side of the island. The sand ,...„,.,,„.., „,„,,„., K .,,v^is dazzling white, and the lagoon . tion where spectators were invited forms a natural poo!. Seaward, big \ lo stand up and mnke criticisms. mouthed the words. "That was the start of a real friendship," Ken recalls. Tobey acted on Broadway for al- ' most nine years, with time out as ' rear gunner on a B-Z5 In the Pacific. Between plays he was a factory janitor, drugstore clerk, and u in v ti DI (._> (_ajnjMj:i, uc u pjciiuit-'u tu T a ' — •••« be a lawvtT. But one afternoon he ; J".™"' P r °P- rrian ' Thp n Peck, cstab- dropped, in on a campus produc- ! " sne , cl In Hollywood, wired a stiff- 1 r • <1,,eHnn tU«f t--~., i I waves break on the coral reef, shooting spray high." • | m his life, but he rose and re-i" ytvl '"' C1 K" 1 mumns wmi me Errol, she said, devotes a good ! marked that tho show didn't seem ! p ? cks - occasionally baby • sitting i!/-ut__ with thplr !hr*** «nm It was the first play Ken had seen in his life, but he rose and re- gc-son that Ken come west and appear with Greg's theater group at La Jolla. Ken did. Later her lived for eight months with the , bit of time to supervising improvements on a 3.200-acre plantation lifelike. "If you know so much By Mall—One Month By Mall—Three Mnnlhi Mall—six Monlhi .. „.. « u.-w-^ uv*t- )j*niiL<i i (ujl , 11 ,>IM] h.n'JW M> II1ULIL ilUUlll H, he bought on the nearby Jamaica j the response ran. "show us how." ! Bob Murphy, the light - heavy- coast. He is trying tn develop a In an eventual campus le.id, he weight boxer. Is a former South- breed of tropics, cattle' suitable for the won a San Frnncisco critic's pralsn /or 'one of the most natural per- ern California AAU middleweight champion, i not rciponslble lor or photographs The Pam Newj - r „- , errors or Any uninti Ing other than to correct In next Him «ricr 11 i.'Wrnn^t \ n "l\ l .'" All .dvertuin* order, .re tcccpteo on "t, baili'on" * hl '° tlltlr MEMBER OF THK ASSOCIATE) The Auix-litrd Prr»» If rntUler! exrluilvrlv lo • II local newi prlnltd In (hli paprr ** wrll » • Mention. THE PARIS NEWS, TUESDAY,

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