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»i. {(Mrttprat Arkinaaa " VMMHtr riT«M«ula Dallr Dmoctil) NUklwd daily «««pl Sundav fcy * FAYETTEVILLE DEMOCRAT · -' ruBusHma COMPANY · _ lUbjtla rulbito.hl, Ptwldtnl _ ~~ ' ; '. i . Foundt* June 14. IliO ~ EnUred it · the post of/ice at Fayeltevllle, : -«VnV--«i Second-Class Mall Matter. __ Iw E. Gearhirl, Vk« Pr«.-Ctn«ril Managtr T«d H. WT»a. EdUer _ MBII1EH OF THE ASSOCIATED PHEM The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to i the ittt tor rcpubllcntlon at all news dispatches ^·credited to it or not otherwise credited In this Dmoer'nnd nlso the local news published herein. AU^'rlghts of republlcatlon at special dispatches herein arc also reserved. __ SUHSCKIPT1ON ItATII Hul Ket; ll rn'M In \v««hlnjlun. n«n(on. ktdlton coun Ark nr.d Ad«lr county, Okl«. ^ · . i --- -.-v-.-.- .-- ,, . . . Tiller n'omhf ------------- ._ .. -------- -- · ...-,·»*. nwnlb. ................ --- - ...... sSal^fn cciunlici'uUier fhiln ibovi: nt nwnll- ..... - ...... ·--- -- - hree monlhi ..,,: ------------ . Six monthK .......... ----- - ----------- f - ? "Ail"mniT payable In advance Gnt Thr . We .2110 hio ICM II.M 1210 |4M .JH.OO .'·'"" Mtmber Audit Bureau o( Clteulalloni Our help IH in tlio name of the Lord, who mwlc hciivcn and earth.-- PsnlniH 124 :8 - , - . . ' Try, Try Again Anybody knows that just being "first" Is mi '(treat shucks. But ulmosl everybody Would like to bo "first" with something really progressive. JlVe 'hope the educators of Arkansas · can get together with the Ford Foundation in a program of teacher education which not only will be the first of HB kind, but also will mean u tremendous step forward in Arkansas education. We urge upon the men and women trying to work out "a plan that they he persistent in their best efforts to find an arrangement that ·'will be acceptable to thc'Foundntion. V . : :; ! * ---^- .'· RiKht Kind of Criticism Criticism is the very essence of democracy. If.'We are not at liberty to criticize, and'to choose ,,alternatives among men awl politics,' we are not free. . But criticism must fall within the bounds of decency and fair play, and must r,how H fundamental loyalty to the ideals and institutions of the United States. As election year fever begins to grip tome of our more vocal Americans, there ·re signs that a few of them do not intend, to be held within fmch limits.' For instance,^Midwestern editor recently referred to President Truman as a "political idiot.'-' And'another in the arc* wrote the caption, "Cannon Fodder for Harry's Fake War,'.' over a story listmg men who had just been selected for Induction into the arhied forces, : The latter declaration is particularly Irresponsible and inflammatory, and does not meet even'minimum tests of loyalty i nd fair play as Americans understand them. . . ' ; . . ' ,, . w '^i^if In the first place, no U. ST'Solnler is ever "cannon fodder." The U. *. officer husbands his fighting men, trying to keep them going as effective soldiers and at the «amc lime showing concern for their needs us human beings--insofar as battlefield conditions allow. To label potential Gl's as cannon fodder ts to .imply that 'they are thrown recklessly IntOfCombat without regard to their lives. The exact opposite is the U. S. Army goal. As for the Korean conflict being "Harry's 1 Fake War," again .the intemperate editor is on slinky ground. One may argue that we invited the Avim by declaring openly we would not defend Korea. The open statement Keenis clearly a costly error. But the military put Koren ''11 fl "! "indefensible" category ~-^ Mr. Truman. . ' 'WWIVHIMLi · Apparently, too, .wflt sadly misjudged the South Koreans' ability to defend themselves. We thought thoy could handle any trouble from the north. Of the man who called the* president a "political idiot," it can be said he has plainly transcended the bounds of decency and good - taste. Whatever the president's shortcomings,- no fair-minded American speaks of him fn'such degrading terms. People who resort to this kind of outburst merit no following. Americans need no help or guidance from them in safeguarding their lives and their country. Bruce Riossal THE WASHINGTON Merry -Go-Routtd »T DREW PCAMOII Washington--The' vehemence of the undercover "Trumanllc" drive lo slop Kcfauver is . Illustrated by Ihe way wires were pulled backstage among Democratic leaders in Ohio. Ohio primary law requires delegates to be pledged both to a flrsl and second choice. Originally, therefore, Murray Lincoln, slalesmanllkc head of the Ohio Faun Bureau, wus offered Ihc No. 2 'spot on the Kcfauver llckct. But Lincoln declined when pressure was brought from Washington. He was told he would have to resign his advisory post on the Stale Department's Point Four program; so Lincoln salt! no. . Following" this, ontl-Kcfauver strategists in Ohio conceived the Idea of volunteering a lop Democrat for the Kcfauver ticket, then having him suddenly Bend a telegram to the Ohio secretary of slate on February 8, the filing day, saying he was unable to go along with some of Ihe Kcfnuvcr delegates nnd therefore pulling his name off Ihc ticket. This would have left the scnalor from Tennessee high and dry. It would have invalidated all Kefnuvcr petitions nnd taken him out of the Ohio primary altogether. Also It would have made him look like a rank amateur not In a class with party professionals. However, Tim Hogan, Kcfnuver's Ohio mann- licr, got wind of this sly strategy, and after a hurried conference wllh Congressman Wf'no Hays, It was decided to take no chances. Instead of n big shot as No. 1 on the Kcfauver ticket, the name of Marie Harrington Krim of Martins Ferry, Ohio, was Inserted. So Ohio Democrats, when they vote in the primary, will cast their ballols for Kefauvcr and n lady who, while completely unknown, happens lo be Ihe personal secretary lo Congressman Hays and can be trusted. Note--Opposition to Kefauver in Ohio came from the "Trumanltcs"--those around Truman who passionately wnnl him to run again--rather than the presldenl himself. Actually the president has expressed friendly sentiments toward the Tennessee senator, even gave him suggcslions during Ihclr reccnl talk on how to conduct.his campaign. Among other things, he sug«psl"l t h at nol much was to be gained by featuring Kcfau- ver's victory over the Crump machine, also warned him to avoid early contacls with scaly , people, said that his geographical location, Tennessee, meant that he should win the support of the South. · " * + + The full scandal hasn't been told, but three U.S. air bases In French Morocco have suddenly been abandoned In the middle of construction. Over one million dolUirs hnd already been spent on the three bases--when suddenly the Pentagon changed Its mind and decided not to build them. The Senate Preparedness Committee is qulet- ly Investigating who is responsible for this expensive boner. One report is that the airstrips weren't built on solid ground and sank Into the snnd; another report Is that the rainy season flooded out at least one base. Chairman Lyndon Johnson, Texas Democrat, has damandcd a full report. * * * If we gel discouraged over government wast* and efficiency here at home, it might pay to look at an official rejwrt from Moscow that Marshal Stalin has secretly visited Russian shipyards in the Baltic to find out what's holding up · his plan to build a powerful fleet of super-battleships. American observers report that Stalin was furious at the excuses his admirals have been giving lor Russia's failure, to turn out a single new battleship since 103. j Therefore, accompanied by 200 iccrct police, he- personally Inspected the naval installations where three 5fl,000-ton battleships nrc under construction. The inefflcency and blunders he saw, especially at Gdynia, Infuriated him even more, and Stalin has now ordered a complete purge of Ihe Russian admirals responsible. * * * The nation's commander-In-chicf, Harry S. Truman, Is just a liltle proud of Ihe little-known fact thai he was once almost court-martialed. .The story came out the olher day.when Congressman Dan Flood of Pennsylvania called wilh other colleagues nl Ihe While House. "Tell them about the lime I came to the rescue of an artillery unit from your home town of Wllkcs-Barre during the First World War," Truman suggested lo Flood during Ihcir talk. "That's right," said Flood. "T was too young to be there, but Wilkes-Barrc vets who foughl . In Ihnt action sllll talk nbout it. They were pinned down by German artillery after crossing n river In France and it looked like they were donn for." The Pcnnsylvanian wenl on lo relale how Truman, Ihcn a field artillery captain, swunc his outfit over In the nick of time and "knocked hell oul of Ihe Germans." "You're still a hero in my home town." added Flood. "I guess that's one battle you'll never forget." "Indeed 1 won't forget it," emphasized the president. "I was almost court-martialed. My commanding officer was furious at me for firing oul of my sector without ncrmission. Thai was Ihc worst bawling-out anybody ever gave me." * * + Taft forces nre secretly putting oul nn imitation of the red. white and blue "I Like Ike" campaign button. However, instead of the words "T Like Ike," the bootleg Taft buttons are worded A Grave Responsibility They'll Do It Every Time TTom=ST R# IM HISTORY M/4KES CtfOOP-WrWT'S MOM GOT Kor-PEPPER-POT SOUP! »-.-. By Jimmy Hatlo llME SASHAYS OH-ITS WWTCR- 23 gaoiy»..He GETS COLD curs /UD FRDZEfJ ASPC.AS IF OU BONT KNOW.' "No Like.". . . . Maj. Gen. Frank E. Lowe, the former Maine National Guardsman, has complained to Jim Lucas, alert Sci'ipps-Howiird reporter, lhat Truman was never shown the cable · he sent him just before the Wake Island conference with MacArthur. If Truman had been shown Ihc cable, says General Lowe, Ihe Mac- Arlhur-Truman conflict never would have happened. Real fact, however, is thai Truman was shown Ihc Lowe cable. However, II was so long and rambling thai il didn't make much sense, and he probably didn't read it . . . It looks as if Attorney General McGrath will finally move In on the Maryland Senate campaign of 1950 where the Senate Elections Committee unearthed all kinds of corruption. McGrath has been sitting on the Senate report for over a year--so far doing nothing . . . Secretary Charles Sawyer has picked a crackcrjack press spokesman for his Commerce Dcpaftmcnt--Nils Lennnrlson, who has been Secretary of the Air Force Finletter's shadow for the past 18 months. Good advice frorn the fly-leaf of a hundred- year old book of quips (source of many bright sayings attributed to clients by present-day press agents): "Build for yourself a strong box; Fashion each part with care. Fit il with hasp and padlocks; Put all your troubles there. Hide there your every failure, As each bitter cup you quaff; Lock all your heartaches within it-Then sit on the lid and laugh." * * * You can't convince Author Homer Croy that lelevision isn't changing the Ihought pallerns of our younger fry. His own granddaughter turned off a little number about a gang of murders in the sewers of Paris and assured him, "Grandpa, when .Daddy gets bumped off, Mommy and I are coming over to live with you." * * » A Cleveland culinary expert suggests this recipe for Preserving Children: Take one large, grassy field; one-half dozen children; two ar three small dogs; a pinch of brook and some pebbles. Mix the children and the dogs well together, put them in the field, stirring constantly. Pour the brook over the pebbles, sprinkle the field with flowers, spread over all a deep blue sky and bake In the hot sun. When brown, remove and sel to cool In the balhtub. By WALTER LIPPMAHN The German government at Bonn has announced two rnori; political conditions that must be met before it will agree to the European army and to "integration" with the west. The one is that France must make a satisfactory settlement of the Saar territory. The other is that Germany must be given a place of equality in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. This should surprise no one. But It will probably surnri-e some officials and soldiers in Washington. They will w o n d e r why--16 months after we offered to rearm the Germans--the Germans are still putting forward conditions before they are willing to rearm. According to our official floe- trine we are offering Ihe Germans the greatest thing which one nation can give to another--namely our o«vn guarantee and our own assistance io lu-estabiishin" thorn as a military power for the defense of f'eir country against invasion and conquest. And yet. despite the splendor of this offer, the Germans are in no hurry to sign up. They are mcasurine our eagerness to have t h om st?n up, and with considerable skill and astuteness they are raising their terms to accord with our eagerness. They have in fact reversed the roles. They are now- announcing, in installments, the terms on wHch they. Ihe Germans, will eventually be willing to contribute to the defense of Europe. They have learned--because they have had it explained to them by no end of visiting Congressmen and others--that we need their trooos. that theirs are the onl.y reliable troops in Europe, that Europe needs their trooos, that the world needs, their troons. Naturally enough, since we think so highly of their troons, they have not overlooked what that gives them in the way of diplomatic bargaining power. Questions And Answers Q--What Christmas custom la; attributed to St. Francis of Assisi? A--St. Francis of Assisi in Italy, in the 13th century, gathered his friars around him in the humanization of the story of the Gospel and composed songs about the birth of Christ. These were sung around a creche or tableau, showing the surroundings of the manger. Thus began the custom perpetuated in churches today. Q_Why is suet especially prized by birds in winler lime? A--It is one of Ihe best of fuel-foods, to keep their small bodies warm against the cold to which they are always exposed, even on relatively good winter days. Q--How many volcanoes are a constant threat to the world today? A--About 450, any of which can erupt destructively. Q--Were music stores once referred to as music depots? A--About 1860 the name depot was oflcn used for stores. Q--Were pensions granted lo soldiers of the American Revolution? A--On March 18, 1818, Congress authorized life pensions of ?20 per month for officers and eight dollars for privates. Dr. Logan's Wife N H M i m M r e and tntrlllKn,,, ·IcMly flMdft hrmrir In hln «Mt 4*?. Thrr hnlh »Krvr Mtl Ihc klnn Ihnl II M-RO AKMln »hr mrctn him Krvr M l r r Hlupld. Iml COME two hours later, Gus Logan and Waller I'ellcticr fol- llowtxi the same path through the 'campus, up Sunset, north on 'Whilcoaks. The car pulled up to [the Logan house, Its motor Idling while the men continued to talk. . "What gets me," said Pcllcllcr, ·"Is that they put it to the end thinking we'd all be tired and lanxlous to set home nnd they'd Irallroad It through. Those mcct- ,in|fs arc always «o long nnd deadly. By the time you've listened Ito the minutes and the committee ircporui ami the special business lettcri nnd gone over each of the applications for new slnff appointments, you're punchy. You're willing to any uncle lo nnythlng that stands between you nnd bed." "That's no He." Gus's face un- d«r the conchllght shifted It* geometrical patches. "But Walter, they had It figured closer than that. Did Coin found you out on 'this thing?" "No, why would he? He knowl 'how I feel about I'clcr Surinov. Peter', one of my boys. 1 hired LthWt,. IMitifW~i| Nt* tttvKC. he. him and I've'slood behind him on everything--even his quarrel with the oath. Remember, 1 was the only committee member who voted against it. I'm willing to admit lhal the country needs some check on subversion, but mandatory oaths and unenforceable hills are not the answer." 'Look, Walt let's not Bo into that again," Gus said.' "The oalh may not do much good, but I can't see that it's going to do enough harm to fight about. Let's get back to the point The point is, Cola knows your sentiments and he knows how the other committee members itand. But In spile of the way 1 voted, he wasn't sure of me. My attitude wa: Olympian, I think he said, and he asked me point-blank if I'd support him on thi« Surinov case." WALTER PELLETIER switched " ofl the motor. He pulled a crumpled pack- of clgarcts from his pocket and before he lit the clgarct he asked, "What did you say to that?" "1 said I thought he was being too severe. I said 1 didn't think I'd side with him. So then, there were two opponents, you and me. The rest he thought he could handle because they would be against Surinov In principle and Indifferent to him personally. Five of the men didn't show up tonight. The Chief of Slnff had a quorum of six. It must kill Cola that ho cnn't vote." Pelleller's snort of npprccinllon forced out a pufl- bnll of «moke. "So then," Lognn went on, "they thought they'd push It through' with i minimum of discussion and a declilve vote of four to two." "Then when I got hct up. 1 Pelletler Interpomd, "and you itood by me, and Rappaport and Warmer uMxpKMdly chfcnW la with us, they realized they'd got their powder clamp. This business of calling a special meeling for Thursday gives time to reload." 'Exactly, They Know Ihe men are sick of meetings and only a handful will show up Inursday. Their own handful. They'll prime the pump, you can be sure of that. I tell you. Wall, 1 don't Ihink it looks good for Surinov. We held things up tonight. But at the end there, Cola got kind of nasty. He implied that you wanted to keep Surinov so you could stick your name on the prize- winning research papers he turns out. Did you get that?" * · · , I heard that," Pcllcticr said in his heavy-lidded, sardonic way. "I don't care what he implies. My department's going full blast. 1 know what we're making for the hospital per annum. Gus I'm no stranger around there. The men know I don't go skulking around with ulterior motives and a basket out for glory. They know me and they know Cota. Even the ones who kowtow to him will admit behind their hands that he's a heel." He drew on the cigarct, took his time letting the smoke out. "Peter's a fine lad, bright as a dollar and a hound for work. But he's stubborn. He never should have written his postscript on that oath. It was a fool thing Io do. But, after all, he did sign the oath. That's the im- porlnnl thing, isn't it? I suppose Cola's righl--Pclcr did legally deface Ihe document, but thnt doesn't render his oath invalid, docs it? That doesn't prove he's a Communist, docs It? "Why, 1 know that boy, Gusl He's no more a Communist than you or I. Besides working with him, I have him over to the house on the average of once a week. My kld« are crazy about him. Stella is too. Why, I know everything he does and a good deal ot what he thinks, and while I don't (o along with him on all his Ideas, I consider him the .launches! kind of patriot. He makes hl» own moral and intellectual dccliloni and he't willing to allck his ntck out for them. I admlrt that" ,. (T* »· y i n ' h i s Sunday broadcast. The Germans, therefore, dp not believe n Ihe notion that they should raise un army to defend Europe al the 21be. They think that probably the Russians will not attack because hey ore deterred by the overall power of the Uniled States. They snow lhal if the Russians do mean o altack, Ihe one place on earth hey do not wish to fighl is in Western Germany between Ihe llbc and the Rhine. They would ie sorely tempted--if it were easiblc--to have an army of such great offensive power that they :ould fight the Russians In Poland, 'ailing lhat, they want to be defended as they are now by the American overall guarantee, and o use the German army not as n' illitary force bul as a diplomatic nstrument. Though Ihe German army does lot exist except on paper, the German government has been us- ng it effectively for'16 months in ill its negoliations with the Allies. When the German government has gotten all there is to be gotten out of arguing about an army they iave nol ycf raised, they will no doubl begin lo recruit and to drill some Iroops. The existence of these troops and how to command them, and low to pay for them, will then become the sub'ect malter of intricate and endless diplomalic and financial negotiation. Naturally enough, if and when there are 10 :o 20 German divisions .equipped wilh Ihe best American arms, it will be the Germans who will take over the principal role in negotia- lions affecling Eastern Europe and the Balkans, and they will have a big say about Africa and the Middle East. There is nolhing reprehensible in what Ihe. Germans are doing. They are doing exaclly what I hope and believe we would tlu if we were in their place. They are doing what a defeated nation will 'always do if its government is In the hands, not of collaborators, but of patriolic and clever men. Dr. Adenauer is a patriot, and he has long been known in Germany as "The Fox." Dr. Schumacher and the Socialist leaders arc also palriots and indeed slrong nationalists. Despite the party battles on the surface, there is, I feel certain, a profound agreement on th'e vital interesls of Germany. The two German leaders arc, as we would say, working the Iwo sides of Ihe same slr'cet. The street leads to the restoration of Germany as the leading power in Europe. The first .thing that we need t understand about the German foreign policy, as II is being unveiled, is that il rpsls on an estimate of the military situation which is very different from that which is still more or less official in Ihis couniry. The German estimate of Russian intcnlions is substantially thnt which . Mr Hoover defined so comprehensive- I do not see how or why we should blame the Germans for making Ihe mosl of our official misunderstanding and miscalculation in Germany. It is not they but we who adopted the unprecedented and fanciful notion that a nation forced to surrender unconditionally--and subjected to immense destruction and humiliation--could within two or three years be turned into a loyal, active, and docile ally. Once we announced lhal Ihe free world could not be defended without the Germans, then the Germans were in i Ihe driver's seat. As.long as they occupy that seat, as long as their troops are deemed indispensable, we have no right and no reason ,' lo expect the Germans to be more altruistic than any other nation would be if it were proclaimed the indispensable nation to the future of the civilized world. I say this, recognizing fully that there are at least as many good Europeans in Germany as in any other country. The_ Germans who arc good Europeans will not, however, prevail as long as the military cnotribution of Germany to Europe is deemed lo be paramount , and indispensable. The good European Germans will prevail and the unity of a European system will go forward only if and as the im% portance and the urgency of the German military contribution is reduced to ils proper proportions. Thai will be when we learn to be no more insistent upon German rearmament than are the Germans themselves. ' Dear Miss Dix: Being a man, I have tried to solve my own problem, but it is a bil beyond me. 1 have slruggled with it fur ten years, and if some solution isn"t found, 1 will eventually leave my wife. I was raised in an affectionate, orderly home. I have a quiet temperament, am not much of a talk- er, but am not moody. I have tried lo be a good husband and father; my children love me very much. A few years ago I slopped loving, admiring or respecting my wife. To make up for this I have given her everything -'that money could buy. She has two maids, charge ac- CONTINUED ON PAGE FIVE Breakfast Brigade Answer to Previom Puzzle HORIZONTAL 58 Lubricate 59 Born 60 Worms 61 Ftgeon pea VERTICAL lYarn spindle 2 Scope 3 Breakfast is one of the ) Popular American breakfast item I Equally popular at breakfast i Goes with cither of first two 12 Exist 13 Greek market 14 Be sick 15 Saline water 16 Siberian Mongoloid 17 Compass point 18 Paleness 20 Rounded and cylindrical 22 Preposition 23 Flower 24 Endure 27 Weight of India 28 Mimics 32 Island (Fr.) 33 Oriental porgy 94 Breakfast drink S5 Painful 37 Bustle M Biblical hlfh priest M Equal 40 Footlike part 41Breakfait ' cereal 42 Proiter 44 Symbol for selenium 45 Extend 48 Musical dramai SS Aflllctlon S3 Lariat 55 Mineral rock S«SociallnMC( i7En|llih roral (Mill? -s in a day 21 Measure of 4 Conduclor's wand 5 Cultural media 6 Folding bed 7 Musical Scrlplural compositions S.Nostrils 8 Facility 10 Pith 11 Merriment 19 Land parcel paper 23 Peruser Si 24 Speech T» impediment 41 Honey producer 43 Fencing · position 44 Boxei 'i 25 Century plant 45 Bird 26 Withered 27 Small ear muscle 29 Wharf 30 Girl's name 31 Epidermis 36 Iroquoian Indian 46 Corn bread ' 47 Plexus 48 Siouan Indian 49 Crucifix 50 Operatic tolo 51 Vend 54 Paid notices in htwipaperi '

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