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14, g»rtt?mf at ArkaitBaa gtmri (TenMrlr fnetteriU* Dell? DMMcrai) PuUbbed «*Uf «*c*pl fundar k 7 rATETTETlLLt DEMOCRAT. FUBLIBHIITO COMPART Hob«lU rulfctteU. PmMeai ~~ ! ro»M June 14. IIM Entered at the post office at Fayettevilte, Ark., as Second-Class Mall Matter. ·en C. CMrbarl. Vln Pf«*.-O*n*ral Mantflw T«d R. WT»«. EdUot ' MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PHEM The Associated Press in exclusively entitled to the use for rcpuWicatlon of all news dispatches credited t o ' I t or not otherwise credited In this paper and also the local news published herein. All rights pf rcpublication of special db- patches herein arc also reserved. it* ·nun- ~"~~.12 00 ~"ai'»» SUIISCIIIPTION KATM "(by cnrrlerj Mull r«u» In Winhlnilon, Benton. lick. A r k . . and Adilr county, Okl«. Tmcr monthi . Six mintb« . . · M»U In ccvnUeii* other thltn iibOT*: Onf month . ^._1.. --- Tnrer monlhi Six monthf · Mtmbtr Audll Bur«» c» Clreulallom For whosoever pxallcth himself shnll be nbiiRcd: and he that humbloth himself Bhiill be exalted.--St. Luke 14:11 Not"Necessarily So We In America simply must not accept H philosophy that is being preached today. We hem- it locally, statewide and throughout the country. It has to do with graft and mismunnKement of public affairs, and those who defend it would have uS believe it is the only way of life which we can have. As information concerning waste and greed hmonR some in jobs of public trust is released, wo begin to hear on this side and oh that: "That's the way with public life. We've always had it like that and we aiwryg. will have. .It's just that we are learning about it this time--really there's nothing different about it now than there ever was or ever" will be." · To accept this philosophy, wo must feel pretty hopeless uboiit our future. And that Kurt of attitude niean« trouble ahead, a; sure as we're born. Our form of government does not mean that we must be mis-govcrried. Honest men, capable men nre among us, These men would, if placed in positions of trust, sec to it that rcllabllfty, faithfulness, straight-backed honesty-are the rules by which ^c'are led. ' But If we, the people, listen to what we Jicsr on the.streets these days, and accept it a« fact--that, oh well, we can expect nothing better than political pay-6ffn and the like by men Mild women in public office, that this has been the way of life^or years past and will continue for years ahead;-we will only weaken the government under which we live, Raising Ned An article in Look rnngimhic this .week hits soino' of the cities over the country rirclty much'up in arms as.the result of an.. article which nllows'thnt there is,some tin-., curbed Bin to bo found in those spec'lfled places. Fort Smith in one of the towns. named, and as in the others, officials there are upset over the publication. Officials In FoVt Smith, perhaps as in other spots indicated, mivhf: do well ID examine the charges well before shouting "It isn't so," and to seek corrections if such are negdcd rather than to insist the maga/.ine just didn't know what it was talking about. Maybe it didn't, but merely saying it didn't,doesn't prove very much. We don't know about other places mcn- tioncd in the article, but we suspect very. strongly that you don't have to go very far from Fort Smith, even if they are in Oklahoma, to find places where you can gamble at will, drink if yon want to, and find other means of entertainment not all (if which Is within the strict precepts of the law. A man needs at least some degree of intelligence to be able to notice that lie does not know.--Montaigne. : #---· Infidelity docs not consist in believing, or in disbelieving; it consists in professing to believe what he does nol believe.-Thomas Paine. THE WASHINGTON Merry-Go-Round Washington -- The manner in which an Egyptian cotton broker grossed $16 million at thi expense of the U.S. Department of Agriculture hn cotton dealers boiling mad and i5 almost certain to result In a congressional investigation. The Egyptian cotton broker in LoulJy Man- Hour, who, acting on Inside information just Before the Agriculture Department decided to buy Egyptian cotton, cornered 17,500 bales' and cleaned up. What cotton-bloc senators arc aroused over Is the friendship between Egyptian Broker Mansour nnd Clovls Walker, head of the Agriculture Department cotton branch. Walker vigorously denies that he gave any inside Information to Mansour. Neverthelesn, .it is a fact that the two arc friends, have exchanged presents, and. that the Agriculture Department official attended a fancy dinner thrown by Mansour at the Shorcham.Hotc-1 lore lost August. It Is ulso interesting that Walker recommended Dyke Collum, onetime speculating partner of ex-Sen. Elmer Thomas of Oklahoma, to the Egyptian broker to be Mansour's brokerage representative in Washington. ,' Thus, tics between Mansour and Walker are close. Walker, when questioned by this column, admitted he had received gifts from the Egyptian broker In the form of Egyptian, glassware and silver, 'Tic claimed, however, that he had given electrically illuminated . pictures, which he makes, In return, 'and that his gifts were as valuable as Mansour's. * * * When and if the Semite digs into Mansour's amazing cotton speculation, it will want to in- ciulre about, several Interesting things. One is the fact that Mansour had enough advance information that Egyptian cotton was to be bought to come to Washington from Egypt in time to negotiate. He also had enough advance Information to corner the Egyptian cotton market. On other deals Mansour seemed to have phenomenal luck in un/ler-biddlng competitors with. the Agriculture Department, and senators should be curious to see Just what type of crystal ball he used and whether such crystal ball had anything to do with the Agriculture Dcpartmerit'i Walker. * * * Armed cervices officials who figured in the. huge and abortive machine-tool contract, Canceled following an expose by this columnist, got a rough working-over last week from a House committee probing military waste. Committee Chairman Ed Hebert of Louisiana had the atmosphere hopping as he angrily de' rnandcd. answers to: 1. Why the Fisher Body division of General Motors was given the Air Force contract to make 757 vertical turret lathes, though it had no experience in this field; also, why the company was to be paid 90,000 per lathe while. an experienced concern, the Bullard Company of Bridgeport, Conn., was charging the government only $36,000 for the'name Identical lathe? I. Why military procurement officials acted on the, advice of a former G. M,' official, H. R. Boyer, chairman of the government'! Aircraft Production Board, In approving this uie of the taxpayers' money? * * * 3. Why defense officials refused to spend $7,000, 000 for expanding the lathe-making ficlll- tlcs of the Bullard Company, though the. government stood to lose more than that in tooling- U|) expenses ut the Fisher Body plant? Congressman Hcbcrt nnd his colleagues also brought out that the government agreed to "rent" Fishnr-G.M. all but 80 out of some 507 units of tooling machinery needed to fulfill the contract. But it turned but that this was not actually rent, but a free gift to the company under a "credit" stipulation. . .. . . * * * The revelations brought gasps from spectators' bill little worthwhile information from Assistant Air Secretary R. L. Gllpiitric, who nervously argued that the contract was awarded Fishcr-G.M. because it could "get the job done faster" than the Bullard Company. Gllpatrle at first denied that anyone formerly associated with Fisher Body company had anything to do with placing the order. However. under some cross-examination by Congressman Paul Cunnnlngham of low^a, he was forced 'to rc- tront. , It developed that Boycr not only is a former official of General Motors, which owns the Fisher Company, but that Boycr had a prominent voice In awarding the contract -- In fact, ht "personally recommended to me that the best way to get on with tills job from a time standpoint" was to give it lo Fisher, Gllpatric told the committee. Gllpatric defended Boycr on the ground that he had a "special competence" in his job. Most fantastic touch was provided by Swan E. Bcrgstrom, a machine-tool expert with the National Production Authority. Replying to questions by Hcbcrt about why the Fisher Com- puny was to be paid $90,600 each for the same turret lathe 'another company was soiling for $38,000, Bergstrom snld it was perfectly normal for Fisher to charge the government 2% times as much, because Fisher was "inexperienced" in making machine tools. "Docs that answer your question?" asked the witness. "It's as clear as mud," replied Congressman Hcbcrt, who indicated later that he still can't understand why Inexperience should cost twice [They'll Do It Every Time ·- N By Jimmy Hado ' ^TlBHeS HMSEtF IMTO A CTOWDED BUS VVIIX THE HAPPY CRX- Yep! There's One Thing They Both Can Agree On! '·* as much as experience. Congressman Jack Dempscy of New Mexico, long-time crusader against waste in government, noted that the Inexperience seemed to be on the side of Gilpatric and others responsible for the machine-tool blunder. When Bergstrom conceded that the $90,1100 price was prohibitive to private customers, Dempscy bitingly observed: "Nobody else would buy them except the federal government and its officials." The barb didn't seem to rile Gllpatric. Asked If he thought that this method of awarding contracts could he "streamlined" this top defense official replied: ' "When I first came here eight months ago 1 would have thought so, but I am not so sure." "You would say it is impossible because of the growth of the system or it is not desirable?" pressed Hebert.' "That Is one way of putting It," replied Gilpatric. "This is an awful big government and-I have learned more about the complexity of It than I knew as a private citizen." When the assistant air secretary continued to elaborate on the "complicated" nature of the government, Hebert reminded him rather bluntly "that IE correct. And you are in a stream and not swimming against it." Questions And Answer* Q--How much power can an electric eel fien- ' crate? A--The larger ones, Measuring up to 5 feet, create over 400 volts, and even the baby eels measuring 8 to 10 inches, arc capable of generating us much as 120 volts, , Q--Who made January the first month of the year? J A--Julius Caesar, In 4fi B.C., revised the calendar, and mode January the first month of the yenr. Q--What were the names of the first frigates Congress ordered to be constructed? A--Tho six frigates ordered constructed in 1794 were the Constitution, President, United States, Chesapeake, Congress and Constellation. Q--In what country is the ancient city .of Antioch? A--Syria. Christians first became known by this name when Antioch was their gathering place. fce+utett The cameramen and cast of a big television crew trekked over to the wide open spoces of Jersey City recently to shoot a couple of sequences for a horse oprey, The story involved the flight of an ornery cattle thief over the Mexican border. The camera crew set up shop on one of the main New Jersey highways. The director found one stretch that had no buildings in view and had his technicians post a sign reading "Last gas station before the border. Twenty miles of uninhabited desert past this sign." By the tme the director had rounded up his cast, he was dumbfounded to discover a string of seventeen cars with out of-state licenses lined up in front of his prop gas station. Although the towers of Newark were clearly visible ahead, these cautious drivers were tak- ' ing no chances. They wanted their tanks full before braving those "twenty miles of uninhabited desert." * * * Bert Lahr, one of the great comics of our day, is a very earnest father in private life, determined that his ten-year-old Johnny be an outstanding citizen and credit to the community. Johnny recently came to Lahr and demanded, "Hey, pop, what does it mean wheri they say some blonde is a 'fully-packed sweater girl'?" "That," explained Bert glibly, "means that a girl who works in a sweater factory has her bag all packed for a vacation. Where did you dig up that question?" "Never mind that," jibed Johnny. "What I want to know is: where did you ' dig up that answer?" ' Dr. Logan's Wife Di-n. Grim XXVIII T'HEY let Peter Surinov slay in the emergency room. At least they didn't say anything about hit ·leaving and so he stayed. He stood, backed In a corner against the wall, but the light found him out, felt heavy on him. He would have liked to have slid down and sat on the flpor. He watched the resident inject Jicr once in the arm and once in the hip. He saw the man's hands press and fly off her inert body, press and fly off, press and fly off. "Better get set up for a stom- · ach lavagc," the resident told the nurse. "And put a call In for the anaesthetist. For oxygen. Dr. Pelletier will want to force her breathing." "Is she going to make it? It she going to be all right?" Peter asked himself over and over, but be made no sound. The hands pressed and (lew off, .pressed and flew off. Dr. Pclletlcr came In, slipping hli coat off as he entered, and he nodded to Peter, squeezing his .face to one side In a grimace that was almost a wink. Then he forgot .Peter altogether. "Nice work, Davles," Pclletler said, studying Jennet Logan'i face. i He picked up the limp hand. "Nall.beds blue," he said. "What about oxygen?" "We've phoned for the anaes- thetist," Davles reported. "We're Mttlng up for lavage.", "Rood, good," said Dr. Pclletler. "Keep up the artlflclal respiration till the oxygen comes. Shots?" "1 gave her adrenalin and eora- mino and caffeine. Looks like she took enough stuff to be out for a week." "The Levlne tubt, Nurse," Dr. Ptllellcr laid. The nurse came up to the Inblr with a tube and basin of water. Ur . .-«·( with tfcc publisher!, Rnndwit font, he. ·imitww IT NIA soviet Itc. Pelleticr took the tube from her and inserted it into Jennet's nose. ''Pull her tongue out, Nurse. Hold it out gently." When the anaesthetist came in, he said hello to Dr. Pelleticr in a voice so matter-of-fact that Peter could hay* smashed his jaw. "Drug-poisoning, eh?" chatted the anaesthetist, looking at Jennet as though sh« were someone he'd met but couldn't quite place. "Not a movie gal, by any chance?" Peter marched out of the room. · · · TMIEY wheeled her out on the cart. They had a different blanket on her, but she was still inert, neatly mummified, and her hair was tucked away under her head. He peered into her passing face. She was less blue and he saw her take a breath and he was sure he had not Imagined it The nurse wheeled her away to the elevator. Dr. Pelletler and the resident remained with him, and Dr. Pellttler talked to the resident with hit hand on Pcter'i arm. "Keep giving her stimulants. Give her more coramlne and even caffeine and strychnine If neces- i«ry. Blood transfusion every day --at least one pint a day--more if necessary. Left give her · couple of Uteri of Intravenous fluldi, some glucose In saline (or nourishment --with vitamins. You might get some coffee Into her stomach through the tube. Oh, and penicillin shots to combat Infccllon. Write all this down, Davles, before you forget It. "1 want you to put on three good private nurses with her. And call Dr. Warner from the medical department to look nllcr her, This Isn't my bailiwick--he majr have some Idem that I don't know about. And If she ihnws any lftns of coming out ol'this, call In lie psychiatrist." "Dr. Pelletler," Peter said, "she going to come out of It all right?" "I think so, Peter. You know at well as I do you can't make promises. We'll do e v e r y t h i n g we can . . ." "But she might slip back?" "Well, it's hard to know how much the blood actually absorbed. All we can do is to keep giving stimulants to combat whatever's there. The worst danger, as you know, is pneumonia, but now with antibiotics, that's not as much of a hazard as it used to be." "What about putting her in an iron lung if she gets more depressed?" Peter urged. "Dr. Pelletier raised hie eyebrows at Ihc resident. "Not a bad idea, is it, Davics? 1 don't know that, it's ever been done, but it's sound. Keep her breathing. Remember that--if she relaptet." · · · WHEN the resident moved off, ** Dr. Pelietier tightened his hold on Peter'i arm. He said, "1 think she'll be okay. May take i few days but well keep after her. But I don't think you ought to stick around here Peter, It Isn't fair to her. I gave the committee this song and dance about there being nothing between you, and If you hang around her door looking Ilk* a sick calf . , ." "All right. I'll clear out." They 'alked slowly down the hall. "Why did she do it, Dr. Pelletier? She couldn't have loved him that much." 'No, I guess not, not from what you've told me. More likely, she loved you that much. People act. mor* rashly because' of guilt than* because of love." , Their footsteps halted at th* office door, "Is that psychiatrist any good?" Peter asked. "Well, he's the staff nun. Thttr 1 ! only one. He's not an analyst though. He can see her when she comes out of this. Then he may (eel she ought to have deep analysis." "Thanks for (verythinf, Dr. Pelletler." "Walter," h« said. "Not Dr. P*U letter. I'm not your bos* any mot*. Just your friend." (T* Ik Column :V BylULBOTLIt Tampa, Fla.-(/P)-The American fighting man in Korea it the nation's valentine today. But he Is pretty much taken iit granted. And the war he is engaged in is less on the lips of his countrymen than the subject of .national politics. Traveling about the country now you cannot help being struck about how much talk there is about ;he coming election and how little there is about the conflict in Ko- rcu. The weary months pf truce negotiations, the long and intricate quibbling over terms for a ceuss- fire, have more and more easod the Korean stalemate into the background oi the national consciousness. It is truly becoming a "forgotten war," at least for the time being. Many people bring up the subject only as a springboard for a verbal blast about what's wrong with Washington." The fresh question of "Who do you really think will be in the White House for the next four years?" simply holds more national interest than the seemingly changeless situation in the faraway rice paddies and hills of Korea. That .wry fact must give the American men stationed there a blue feeling. An officer's wife who recently returned with her husband from a tour of duty in the Far East said: 'The war seemed very close and real when'we were stationed in Japan. We kept busy'working the hospitals where they brought the wounded from Korea. 'When I first came home I was mad at the lack of interest shown her*; ir. the war. But now days go oy, and I don't even read about it myself. Isn't that a shameful thing to admit?" It is a terrible : thln'f but t viry normal human reaction. The farther, away a war ii, the longer it drags on, th*. lets, you think about it unless you have someone dear to you involved in it. Among those who do discuss the war there is a growing, bewildered angei. There is a kind of vague clamor for more drastic action. "I think.it's time for us to quit being Russia's puppet," said a manufacturer. "Why don't we march into Manchuria and end This bold attitude is fairly popular among civilian armchair generals, frustrated by the twilight · nature of the Korean action. The American people are still used to old-fashioned Hjare that had a beginning, a middle and an end--" wars waged mightily and won as quickly as possible. . They have no appetite for the Asiatic type of warfare, in which lime is of no great concern and battles flare up and die inconclusively away. But this is what we have in Korea and to fight : a series of these nibbling, puzzling wars n.ay be our fate for a generation in our - -low grapple to halt the ' probing thrusts' of Communism in arms. . Why not march into Manchuria? Many infantry leaders feel it" would on.y mire us more deeply in a rutted Oriental landscape, where we might suffer millions of .more casualties .without ' achieving a final military decision. . .. . They fear this would only widen the area of stalemate and spread our resources more thinly, opening a wound we couldn't- close without a tremendous third "World War. The American soldier will have a lonely time this Valentine's Day, holding a nameless hill in a half- foruotten war the folks back home don't even like to talk about much any' trore. Dear Dorothy Dix: While my son was at college he met a very pretty young girl and left school io marry her. He took a job in her home town and did everything he could to provide for her with the necessities and luxuries she demanded. After living above their means for two years, they had a child. At that time his expenses were so high my husband had to give them a large, sum of money ;o meet them. 'They seemed to be perfectly happy as long as she"received what she wanted. Suddenly after eight years of marriage, she took the child and returned to ler mother. She has demanded tremendous alimony and permits my son to sec the child but.one day a week. He is crushed and will not spealt to me about it. My heart goes out to him and I ,vant to' help him. · ·· 1 Marianne M. Answer: Your son's wife cannot ·valk off with their child and then just demand whatever she wants of him. He has recourse to the law, and 'should ..take advantage of it. After all, she has desserted him, and is therefore in the wrong. No judge, will award, her unreasonable alimony, nor restrict your son unfairly in the matter of visiting his child. Further than reminding him of this fact, there is; little you can do to help him. Your greatest assistance is not to press him for information, but to let him solve the problem in his own way. The greatest trial a parent can experience is to see a cHil^ unhappy and not be able to help. You cannot interfere with your son's trouble; just leave him alone until he conies to you of his own accord. Dear Miss Dix: At 21, I find myself in a constant state of moodiness and general discour-, agement. My parents were divorced when I was very young and 1 have been shifted from ;.illar"to post ever since. Now, though I have a good job, nothing seems worthwhile in life. Also, I'm going-out with a fine young man and think lots of him. He would like to marry me but ' 1, hate to inflict my present emotional disturbances upon him. Do you think marriage will change my attitude? If you don't think it* would, I'll give up the idea entirely as I don't want to be burden on anyone. . tois Answer: - Y o u r ' unfortunate childhood would naturally have «· lasting and disturbing effect .on your present life, but I assure you the situation Is any thing but hopeless. You now have two ef.the.mosf precious possessions In the world --a job that is satisfying and ab- 'sorbing, · and a devoted young man. What you are lacking Is faith --faith in yourself, your beau and, above all, in God. What you need is a spiritual uplift to .take your mind off the material thing's which seem to occupy you too rnscri.. , ' If you are now connected with a church--and from the tenor of your letter I doubt that you are-have a long talk with your pastoi 1 . If you do .not have a religious affiliation, make one at once. Discuss your problem with the .clergyman in charge, whose 'advice CONTINUED ON PACE FIVE Sentimental You Answer to Previous Pu»l 1 Today is St. Valentine's HORIZONTAL 55 Note in Guido's scale 56 Measures of cloth ! 4V.lenttae» «7River sluice 1 often are made 58 Seine I in the shape VERTICAL e f t ! (Sheep's bleat 12 Before 13 Moving 14 Not valentines art sentimental 15 Be sick 18 Athenian gravestone 17 Unit of reluctance It Governor of Indiana (1913-1917) 20 Many have 1 They often are sent to ones 2 Operatic 'solo 3 Shout 4 Hurry ! Bar by estoppel Solar disk 7 Rivulet (var.) (Latticework · 1 Grape refuse 10 On the sheltered side 11 Confederate 1» Fillip ~ !t TM ct . ures 21 European mountain knots 23 Ailing 14AuU)body J7 Quotable passage 31 Snare 32 Wagers 33 Poem 34 Lubricant 35 Roman patriot MAtheiia 37lrrltates 3 Some are Imbued with ·weet 40 Scottish alder tree 41 Before (prefix). 41 Sword thin in fencing ISMotlvea 4» Art (Latin) 50 Airplane (Fr.) 52 Contend 51 Scottish ·DeepfeM MChlneM unit I olwelfht 23 Preposition 24 Cease 25 Iroquoian Indian 26 Pigeon peas 27 Hardens 28 Kind of pony 29 Westphallan river 30 Social events 32 Farm building 35 Breakfast foods 36 Fruit drinks 31 Light touch 39 Fruit 41 Spanish American laborer! 42 Foreign package agency 43 Soviet city 44 Employs 45 Narrow inltti 46 Baking chamber 47 Cleopatra floated on it 48 Chair 31 By way of

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