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4 MOtlMWUI MMANWtt ItMtt. tayMMvM*, AritMM*, iiMH*y, femwi.y .y, i,». *f"V* ; r ; i Arkansas (Jimr* ____ IT FartlltTlil. OtUr D»«eeril) PuklttlMd d*Ur txcml ·oMlir kr FAYETTEVILLE DEMOCRAT PUIUSHINO COMPANY Rolmla FeuwUd JUM 14. IH« Entered at the pott office it Ark,, at Second-Clan Mall Matier. Sun C. GMfhirt, Viet Prt«.-G«n«ral Manaitl , T«d B. Wrll*. EdUot MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press la exclusively entitled to the use for rf publication of all news dispatches credited to It or not otherwise credited In thli paper and also the local newt published herein. All rights of rcpubllcalion of special dispatches. herein arc also reserved. Pw Hill r«K SUBSCRIPTION RATM ... (by carrier) In WMhlnjIon, Bonlon. k.xllion coun- Ark. «r,d Adalr county. Okll. Onp irpr.tn _______ _.....* ------ . ----------------- "*« Tmr«- month! ..' ------ . --------- . -- ..... --------- l«w Six mjnlb« .,.,, ---- ............................. I1.M One y«r ............................ ----------- Mao MaU In ccunliei other thin Ibovt: Onf mt-nu-- ______ ;,, ....... -- .... ------------ tl.to Thrtf months ______ . ----------- ; -- . ------------ I2S6 Six monlhf ......... . ........ _ ....... ------------- H.W Onf -e»r .. ..... ..... _ ........ ,, .......... ------- MM At) mill payable lit idvinca Maivfetr Audit Burtau of Circulations There ffi neither Jew nnr Greek, t h e r e is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female; for ye are all one in Christ Jesus'.-- Galntians 3:28 Determining Costs ' .The telephone company is (Unsatisfied with the Arkansas Supreme Court's findings concerning the price the public must pay for telephone service* W, E. Bray, general miitagdr'of t h e Southwestern Bell concern in .Arkansas says the firm is "dis- appofnted that the'Supreme Court did not ·ilow-.U8.thc increase In telephone rates we believe necessary to produce adequate earnings," The Supreme Court approved a $3,177,000 annual rate increase for the company, which had asked for a hike in rates totaling well over HOOO.OOO. Th e Arkansas Public' Service Commission, in studying the proposal askih'tf fdr'highcr rates, had . granted the company a hfke of $3,605,591. Since making the request for the right to charge more money for its services, the telephone company has been charging its customers enough to meet this higher pro-' posed rate, Thus, under the ruling of the Supreme Court, telephone subscribers' arc entitled to receive refunds over the period they hnve been paying the more costly charges. The Southwestern Bell manager in Little Rock says, hi response to the high court ruling, that the company is not now earning the six per cent which he holds ·the firm is allowed, "I want to say," he explained in n released statement, "that even though both the court and the commission found a six per cent rate of earn- · Ing to be fair, we are not presently earning this much even on the higher rate now being cpjlected under,bond/I :»., . ' , . Muniger ·Br*j'^ndlc)tt«d n ^8 th^com-* . puny h«s indiealeil'iirthciws^fhal'eA'feri higher rates will be sought. Presumably, when the company applies for- the still higher rate It can begin charging the public the increase--as it has done before-- . and continue this practice until the case hns run the gamut of court action. The public can bo the judge in the present case as to how quickly such refunds are made by the company, and It will be remembered that the Increase was ordered without any preamble'at all. The public is greatly dependent on telephone service. It is entirely a "must" In business and home life of most of tTie people. Many iijore persons would Ifke telephone service t h a n at present arc subscribing to, it-^thiit's how-essential it/has become. But, 'regardless' of ''wants"'and 'musts" and "can't do withoiits," there is · saturation limit lo the cost of this, just as.there is to the expense of any other service for -vhlch users must pay.'lt is the commission and the court that the public must look to for guidance in determining where this point lies, and must depend'on to see that the best interests of the most people are served. What you don't know won't hurl you-unless you are foolish enough to try lo tell I !,_'__-*._ When a girl-wants a boy friend to start saving his money, there's a very good chance he's gojug to need if. THE WASHINGTON Mfrry-Go-Round pf MEW PtAMOM Chlco, Calif.--Traveling a.crp«i the U.S.A. these days you are struck with a new cynicism on the'part of the American public, it's a rebellious cynicism, Inclined to lay all our troubles on the doorstep of Washington, a feeling of frustration, of disgust -with corruption, and weariness with the Korean war. It's an atmosphere that lends Itself to any flag-waver or lub- thumper who Wants to take advantage of this cynicism by running for office. This is exactly the atmosphere' that swept a lot of Democratic screwballs into office with the anti-Hoover tide of Roosevelt victory In 1032, and It may sweep » lot of Republican' screwballs Into office this fall. One dangerous part of the current fooling has been -a certain dlsallusionmonl with our electoral system. Folks aro resentful of 1 the bosses In both parties and they figure that though.President Truman probably rlidn'l moan to blurt out what he did about "eyewash" primaries, nevertheless he was lolling the truth. On the other hand there is growing interest In the proposal of Sen. Paul Douglas of Illinois and rtcp. Charles Bennett of Florida to hold a nationwide presidential primary, which, though not binding on the delegates, might put a crimp in the party bosses and prevent Ihe traditional picking of presidents In the 3 a. m. quiet of a smoke-filled room. The smartest thing Mr. Truman could do, In view of his eyewash remark and this public- cynicism is lo exert some altruistic leadership and help put across the Douglas-Bennett nationwide primary. * * * Meanwhile, here is the rollcall of stales conducting eyewash primaries or conventions plus some of those which do not; Bossed delegates--In five slates it's a fact t h a t , the people have no say whatever in the selection of delegates attending the presidential conventions. In Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia and Louisiana, the delegates are chosen by party leaders and are simply told how they arc to vote. In 27 other slate democracy fares little better. These slates for the most part follow the plan of state conventions, where the parly bosses can railroad the selection of delegates. The big-, ger states which follow this hand-me-down convention system arc; Michigan. Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Texas and Virginia. Best primary--The state generally conceded to have Ihe best primary .system is Oregon, where presidential aspirants arc unnblc to keep Ihelr name off- the ballot if they feel thry won't make a good showing. Elsenhower's name, for instance, has hern kept c u t of the Wisconsin primary on the belief that he wouldn't make a good showing there, but In Oregon, any -candidate's name can be entered without his permission, which makes for a genuine popular lost. Nebraska voters had the same "free filing" privilege until 1951 when a reactionary leglsla- 'ture abolished it. New Hampshire, In connection with which President Truman used his eyewash term, happens to have one of the nation's fairer primaries, though somewhat complicated by the town meeting system. * * * Boss Flynn's bailiwick--In New York, which controls the largest bloc of delegates and therefore Is the most influential in nominating our presidential candidates, the delegates do not have to rev -al which candidate they favor. Thus, when New Yorkers vote in a primary, they arc forced to vote for plcdgcH parly stooges. Thcv«do not know whether .those dclegalcs will fayor Truman, KefaUver or Stevenson: all they know is thai the delegates will voie the way Doss Plyni) of Ihc Bronx and stale Chairman Paul Fltr.Dilrlck lell them lo. V Massachusetts and New Jersey have similar provisions making It possible for the bosses lo manipulate unpledged convention delegates like pr'wns on a chessboard. Ohio's tricks--Ohio has still another gimmick which .plays Into the hands of the'bosses. In Ohio, delegates must remain pledged to a certain delegate only as long a: their "best Judg- menl and ability" so diclalc. Though It's never happened, this conceivably could mean t h a t rtele- gales could decide Ihe day before balloting started lhal their man didn't have a chance, and switch to someone the bosses liked belter. * * * , Illinois has a similar loophole for rnunlcr- innnding (he people's, choice. Thus, in both Illinois and Ohio. Senator Kcfauvcr might win the primary bul have Ihc dclegalcs run out on him If Boss Hay Miller of Cleveland and Boss Jack Arvcy of Chicago so directed. These and other boss-dictated jokers in state election '·; ws have reduced loday's presidential primary system to a mockery, which instead of being called eyewash by the president, should bo rectified with the Douglas-Bennett popular primary or some other reform. Though the American people elpc-t the president, the bosses frequently nominate. Under any fair clcctorial system the people should do both. * * * The K i n g - t a x fraud committee, in keeping w i t h !hr tradition of not embarrassing a con- giessman. Indicates it will not probe lax-fixing In Southern California. For Southern California Is where the chairman, Congressman Cecil King lives.- . ." In this area, however, Ihc King commiltpe Is passing up one of the most scandalous tax By Jimmy Hatlo j They'll Do It Every Time .-«.. -- HEI?ES WE Pl/WS FOR RENOWDNfi C4M, M/AVE DArW HERE'S THE COSTUMES FOR THE MlKK MM8EK- WE C4M GET -EM FOR $4£00 /4PIBCE WE PUCE-XX) CAN DO |T FDR 4110,000! NOTHING FORT KUOX EVER/ ' TIME HE PUTS ·wewNffS** ·JUST VtT OO FOR... , SUCH AS-- JUST TUNt_ PEDAL FIXED Ceiling Zero fixes in the entire U.S.A. It involves the Guaran- l.y Finance Company of Los Angeles, a high- sounding name for one of the slickest bunch of gamblers thai ever fixed a race. Federal lax men In Los Angeles got wise to Ills bunch two years ago and worked up what they considered an airtight case. Then they look il to Washington. They didn't mail it to Washington, as is customary; they flew to Washington to present the case personally and to urge "action. , . The chief tax official they conferred with in Washington was Deputy Collector of Internal* Fievonuc Dan Bolich, u personal friend of mystery man Henry Grunewalri, the tax-fixer. Shortly after Ihc conferences in Washington, the tax case against Ihe Guaranty Finance Company gamblers was compromised. There was no criminal prosecution. . . . Later, California stale officials convicted the Guaranty gamblers.on another charge, when U.S. Attorney Eincst Tollin convicted them for social security tax evasion, bul no one has ever cleared up Ihc mystery of Ihc original income- tax fix in Washlngloh. Those in the know believe lhal Frankic Coslello nlaycri a background part in the deal. Yet the King committee, authorized by Congress to investigate, is ducking out. Questions And Answers Q--Where did Prime Minister Churchill hear President Truman deliver his Stale-of-lhe- Unlon message? A--Britain's Prime. Minister sat in the presidential box in the House chambers since he was present as a guest of the pres'ricnt rather than of Congress and consequently could not take his place among the lawmakers on the floor. Q--In what part of the world are Saiga Antelope found? A--Today, the animal can only be found In very limited numbers in areas of Kazakstan, part of which was Russian Turkestan. Q--What is a betlcr known name for Ihe Col- legiale Church of St. Peter in London? A--Westminster Abbey. Q--What is the purpose of The Cooper Union? A--Since its .founding by Peter Cooper in 1859 Ihc Cooper Union has offered lo young men and women free college-level education in the arts or sciences. Betutett Gelj When Abbott Lowell was President of Harvard, he authored a tcrious book, and discovering that an acquaintance at his country club had never heard of it, promised "I'll ask my publisher to send you a review, copy." By mistake, the publisher sent two copies. Some days Irtor, Dr. Lowell met the man again. "By George, that's a'corking work you've done," he was lolcl. "1 could not wail lo get inlo it. 1 finished volume one Ihc nighl it came, and now I'm half way through volume two!" * * * A couple of vals at a brewery ;n Milwaukee were struck by lightning in a flash storm last summer. Not only were they undamaged, however, bul experimentation proved that the^beer within, instead of being spoiled, was actually improved in quality. The foreman smacked,his Dps over the unexpectedly fine flavor and wired the head of the outfit.. "We believe this is Ihe first case on record of" a storm actually brewing." '* + * Dudley and Ginny Murphy are the. proprietors of a very exclusive and beautiful re- l.-eat al Laguna Beach, Cal., called The Holiday Inn. The nighl they opened, they found them- sclycs. shy. an'upslaira maid and a good friend volunleercd to help them oul. Two gents who registered Ihe first night returned every day for a week in search of ihal good friend, but couldii't find her. "I'm afraid she's-found more remunerative work," explained Murphy finally. "You sec, she's Ava Gardner." Dr. Logan's Wife XXXII A T 0:10,.Peter shul the door o 1 Mr. Starr's office behind him walked slowly back lo his depart mcnt. He hadn't said a "word. f. denial would have been a 'waste of breath. From beginning to em he could sec Starr's point of view It wns logical, irrefutable and entirely moral according to the mores of business. Mr. Starr had given It to hi straight. "Dr. Surinov," he had said, "late yesterday I was Interviewed In your behalf by a young man whose credentials were in order. He was a federal investigator. Ho advised me that you worn being considered for a government-subsidized research job st Angels Hospital. He asked me questions about you 1 an- swcrcd them freely. You've done a good job here, we had nothing to complain of. But I confess that I was annoyed thai you had not been sufficiently straightforward to advise me that you were contemplating leaving our Inborn- lories. I saw (11 to phone Angels Hospital for further, information as lo when Ihe project v-otild get under way. I spoke In Ihc superintendent, Mr. Cola, who told me In no uncertain terms of the shady circumstances jmdcr which you were nskod to Icnvo the hospital. 1 regret thai I did not check Into that at Ihc time you camo here'. 1 thought you left the hospital job for this ono because of the cnlary Increase. Mr. Cola made It clear that thcr« iwas no research project planned at Angels (or which your cervices ybuld he accepted. I assume therefore that the federal man used that at an cxeuK to protect your position here until their Investigation, of you wni concluded. "We hnve a lot of government tweUaeta al Uila time, M jou know. m,,l .IH II,. ,,b«ktu. looJom Hilllt, Ac. Dliliibutri tj NtA SHVICE, Inc. Frankly, Dr. Surinov, I am no willing to sil oul the period during which you arc proved safe 01 unsafe by Ihe FBI. If you pu yourself in my place, you will understand thai I musl act conservatively in a way that best protecls our company. You can'stop on the way out at the bookkeeping de- parlment for your check which will .Include an extra month's salary in lieu of notice." WHEN Peter reached his ricsk ; lie found O.o message--Jcnncl Logan called. He sat on the mclal slool,- absently pjayed with Ihe piece of paper on which her name was written. There was no point in calling her now. He had no job, he wasn't even sure he had a future, at least nol one he could ask her to share. He looked down the alley of the room whore eight white-gowned, white-capped technicians sat at Ihe counters filling assembly lines of bottles with glovcYi hands. "I'm lust » nurse to a bunch of milk jottlcs," he had groused to Walter Pellelicr nol long ago. He wns ghul lo he relieved, however forc- bly, from the tedium of the work, wondered why lio had ilnck it out this long--probably because il was is good a place as any to come and irood about Jcnncl. Highly paid wooding it had been, too. Uul It was not plcasnnl lo bo fired even "rom a dull Job, nnd worse still was the senso of being hunted. He "ell II in his belly again, the sick Ight belly-fear of the pack, of the posse, of men against one. Question was--who was hunting him? Government--subsidized rc- earch p r o j e c t -- hogwash. I f here'd been such * thing afoot, 'ollcller would hnve told him about II. Still, the FBI was not »pt to Invent excuses to protect n man's job while he w«i In lh« process of being cleared. Also, me FBI was the smell, not the cheese. Was Cola the cheese? First blackmail, now persecution. Why? He had put so little of himself Into this room, there was litlle lo take out. A.slide-rule, a Geiger counter, a fountain pen. a film badge. He look them with him to the locker-room where he changed back into his streel clolhes. He picked up his check al Ihe bookkeeper's office on his way out. He drove his car oul of Ihc parking lol, lurned wesl lo Ihe hospilal. He was a car and a few Ihousand dollars ahead of Ihe lasl witch- hunt. · * · 1ETER 'was not surprised that Cota refused to receive him. Word came via the secretary thai he was "tied up" and unable to see Peter except by appointment. Peler pushed past the girl, flung open the door of the superintendent's office.. Maxwell Cota was standing at .he window, his back to Ihe door, ,vhen Peter charged in. Cota wheeled at the sound, his face darkening with'sudden blood, and ic scurried up the step behind his desk, his .'hand under Ihe center panel. Thus aproned, he ordered shrilly, "Stay where you are, Suri- nov--if you know what's good for ·ou!" "I /' Peter said evenly, vithoul slackening his advance, 'lo ask you a few questions, Mr. Coin, nnd I don't care if you hnve 'our hnnd on n howitzer." He ·cached across the desk and raised Cola from the floor by the lapels, "'hen he saw Ihe black-arm-baud 'ii Coin', limp-swinging sleeve, net he remembered I'ollclicr's ncntionlng the death of Coin's rippled sister. Abashed by the arrlng version of Coin ns bo- caved brother Instead of hostile uperlnlcndonl, Pclcr released his rip. , -. He backed away, sal down on he rim -of (hi lounie chair and rossed his arm* on his chest. Cola, relieved of his fear of vlo- encc, rested his weighl on the dge of the high, carved banWl hair. T« m» Cwltawxl) rid 9 See jt A Column of Comment ·y KOBMTA FUIMIOHT Greenland Gymnasium · Our invitation and trip to Greenland Friday night to the dedication of their gymnasium was point of pride with us. We are proud that Greenland has been the recipient of that fine building as a gift from their fine citizens, Dr.] and Mrs. Wilson. We feel sure that' Ihe. l - b a s k in enjoyment aw ihe privilege it has been, fo it is more blessed to give thai receive, and. lo serve one' community is about the mos perfect good possible. Green and will doubtless be alway a more notable community be cause of it. We appreciate ·eally tlie opportunity of at .ending the dinner and dedica wealth, but they seem to have a fine blend and do not let the gaudy surpass the rich, the tawdry the real. From my point of view, tHe mall, .select communilieK are heisaviors of our civilization All the advantages seem shn )ler and more easily obtained Jig cities are over-powering nd difficult. Innarchy Has Its Points . There is a dignity in the British that catches me. Why, I ' d o not know.) But :ieir solemnity and reverence egardhig their king iasome- ow heartening in "a bind of Imost ridicule for our leader. Ve .were taught . to respect ur elders and those occupy- ng offices of superiority and uthority.'' Any way, I'm t h a n k f u l I ave lived, thankful for the eals of those who are . fit id worthy to govern. (Re- pecl is a very essential iiual- y for those in control, from home to government) The British respect great "Our,Par(y" We of the Times enjoyed ourselves no end Thursda night at the Washington Hi, tel at our party. We think wi arc a great bunch. As a person grown old'ii the employ of this paper, le me brag a little. It is a shee, devoid of scurrilous writing, it is devoted to the bes interests which we know o this highly civilized commun ity, and we look always witi great regard to pur institu ti'ons. We are of essence am circumstance inevilably amen able to politics: Which is th best way we know of contrpl ing public affairs, and funds We make no-excuse or-apolo gy for this, but hope alwayj to be able to deliver hone's and informed politics. We are more than thankfu for the fine support 'we havi received and hope always t( merit it. We Bow Our Head With the passing of Mrs, Sarle Bates came n shock They were young when w ·amc to this section, an 'Bates" has been a we, mown and honored name eve iince. The Bates boys wer^ tmong our first acquaintances nd business associate's. They lave btiilded long and well. We' regret to note the cir- 1 le shattered. Our warm sym- alhy goes out to Earle and is- family. As citizens the ame Bates hangs high. Dear Miss Dix: I am a young|fault for spending so much money (21) wife and mother of a 3-year- old boy, with another child on the wny. My husband has a steady i job but after paying ail our bills' there's seldom anything to put away. I do my best to economize on his hobbies, yel allowing you so liltle for small feminine luxuries. Insist On Your Rights . . You have a right to insist on this much consideration. Nalural- and never spend money on my-' ' v your husband will accuse you self without consulting him first. He considers most of my personal expenditures, such as money foi cosmetics, foolish. Lately, our neighbors, mostly older men, have been asking my husband to go hunting and . fishing with them. He has been more than glad to jo but wanted all the equipment they had. First came fishing-. Ho bought .a cheap outfit, but had hardly used it before he purchased an expensive one. Then it was hunting, for which he needed expensive guns, clothes, etc. All this :ic has bought without consulting me. All this is laking money we iced for other things. Besides the finances involved, le spends so much time on these lobbies, with various trips and ong evenings with the neighbors discussing them, lhal I seldom lave .a chance lo lalk with him. Wendy. Answer: It's a fine thing for a man In he interested in masculine activilics, bul like most good hings il can be carried too far. When (he sporting good-s budget runs inlo the housekeeping or savings accounl money, hall should be called. The perfect financial setup in any family calls for mutual consullation on any major, and most minor, expenditures. Your husband is greatly at of nagging; that's the usual msle response to any form of correction. The only way you can put your finances on a sound basis is lo agree mutually on a budget for hubby's sports, and one of your own personal expenditures. Thtst amounts not to'come out of savings, but be budgeted along with regular household expenses. Youv husband's lavish display! of ex-pensive equipment is mis-1 leading lo the neighbors, loo. They I probably Ihink he has unlimited money to spend. If you know these people very well, you might drop a gentle hinl lo Ihe effect that you'd like a litlle more of your husband's lime, altention and money. The expenses that come along with a'new baby may also act as a deterrent to your sportsman's spending. A bulldozer blade, leveling part of the Aegean Sea island of Lesbos in the construction of an airport, has unearthed ruins of what may be one of Christendom's earlies't churches. The Nalional Geographic So-1 ciely says more menhaden, a fisnl species, have been taken from! American wafers Ihsn any olherl 'ish. ' " Singing Star An$w«r to Prtvious Punl* - HORIZONTAL 1,5 Singing star 9 She appears .OTI the waves 12 On the sheltered side 13 Indian 14 Low ISHostelries 16 Vipers 17 Terminal 18 Endured 20 Food fish (pi.) 22 Hitler vetch 23 Entire 24 Diadem 27 Small bird 31Scollishalder tree 32 Pedal digit 33 Painful 34 Children 36 War god 37 UN official 38 Flouted 40 Short jackets 42 And not 43 Goddess of infatuation . 44 Lariat 47 Her singing is slopped at - on her program 51 Boundary (comb, form) 52 Wise men 55 Dimlnutlv* of David St Lubricant 57 God of love 58 Goddrw of discord 59 Manuscripts (ab.) 80 Fruit 61 CommunlsU VERTICAL 1 Prison 2 rirm bone 3 Low haunts 4 Day past (poet.) 5 Conducts 6 Periods of time (ab.) 7 Tipple 6 Cuddle 9 So be il! 10 Hebrido island 11 Wands 19 Age 21 Rubber Irees 23 Scope 24 Makes lace edging 25 Press

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