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AHMHKN, TIN*** Nhftwry U, 1t5I Sfartljttirit Arkatu.10 Jlimrn *eu» e«ceH iui4» ar rAYBTTCVlLLE DEMOCRAT PUILIIHtNG COMPANY RatMtia rulkrtffcl, PinMtnt Ftunded June 14, 1IH ._ _ at the post office at FiyttteviJIe, All... as Second-elms Mall Matter, ^ ·iaa C. tiearhart, Vice Prw.-Genetal Manefei ! Ted R. Wylla. EdUor MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PBEil 'The AwocUlcd Press Is exclusively entitled to. the uie for republicatlon of' all news diipatchei credited to U or not otherwise credited in lliii paper /ind also the local news published heroin, -All rljhti ot republlcullon of special dls- palchei htreln.are also reserved, j . iUMCRirriON RATE* ^ iaUl) lain In Wasnlnelon, Ilinlon. k,irll«in coun- Uek. Ark. mil Adilr county. Okl. .............. .......... ·-- ......... " ------- ·{*»» '' nitviinci' ' I ·· Member Audtl Bureau »l Clreulalloiis And now abidelh f a i t h , hope, charily, these three; but the Krealo.it of those is ·charily.--I Corinthians 13:13 the Teachers Oppose Teacher groups seem to oppose · the idea of/anybody working out a new plan for teacher education. The ·American AKKocmlion of Colleges for Teacher Education fa the latest lo strike at a proposal t h a t a new method of training' teachers be plotted. ' Before any pll.it il perfected, or introduced, or .indeed, thought of in its entirety, this trrqup. lets out with a blast amainst what ' t h e teacher* group apparently rnstinctlvc- Jy the pronrram will be. ,So far, the Ford Foundation has grunl- »)d $85)000 to be unent in workhiit ul a .new program of education whlcli will in- dltide four years of general education and cine of teacher-training. When Arkansas educators have a plan they wish to pro- .pose, the'Ford Foundation will consider it, arid if it seems acceptable--if it appears the program wHI be what the Ford group thinks i« an improvement on the present iMthodn--the Foundation will finance its operation for eight or 10 years. At thV ejnrf of that period it will be up to A r k a n - M». The program should be'BO popular at the end of that period that Arkansas will ·jfint to finance it. 1 Now, before the final plan even fs introduced, let alone adopted, opposition from teacher groups to heard. It very much appears they don't want a change, «ny change. If they are satisfied with the nUtus quo in teacher training, they are ·far behind the general public, who, if we can read aright, wants, the level of educational advantages in Arkansas raised ·nd raised sharply without delay. · WeMurtBelieve*' A '"* *·*-"· It is easy lo become discouraged over the. fact thai so much of the population accepts a "so what, there isn't anything we can do about it" a t t i t u d e In regard to public inefficiency and waste. Yet we foci sure enough people will want honesty and reliability in their public officials to bring iibout that very state of affairs. A n y t h i n g 'ess than such a will on the part of Ihe public at large will mean a" breakdown of Dur very system of government. · The reason so many folks say "so what?" when they hear of public mismanagement fs that this atlitude is so much easier lo adopt than one oi trying lo make sure a change for the bettor is brought about; Many probably will c o n t i n u e to .say "we can't do anything about it," but there must be enough who will face up lo the ·job to see to it that such an acceptance loes not become entirety the order of the Jay. We must believe in good government if we arc to preserve our faith in America. , ' A A wise man" will mate more opportunities than he finds.--Bacon. I would rather be an a u t h o r i t y on myself than on Cicero.--Montaigne.' Of all debts, men are least willing to pay taxes--JSmcrson. THE WASHINGTON Merry- Go -Round ·r DREW KAMOI1 Washington^--Real fact about President Truman's Inner debate with himself over the question of "to-run-or-not-lo-run" Is that It's Intimately tied up (o General Eisenhower, it Is like a seesaw. The .more Elsenhower's political strength goes down, the more Truman's Inclination to run goes up. Approximately (me month ago the president had definitely decided he would not permit himself to be draftnd. In his own mind this was cntcgorlc. and to one or two of his most intlmak friends, he so expressed himself. At that time, however, he f i r m l y expected Elsenhower would be the Republican nominee, and Truman had no relish for opposing Ike, not only because he personally mndc |i pledge to help Ike became president but nlso because he regarded Ike at unbeatable. Since Iheiv, however, . the political scout?, both n c p u b l l c n n and Democratic, report that Klscnhowcr'a organization is limping and that the genei'nl, though having tremendous popular appeal, is In the hands of an inept group who enn't translate popular appeal into delegates. As a result, the president has been toying with tht iden of running again.--first, because he ii itching to take on Boh Tall whom he thinks he cull lick; second, because the palace guard Is cleverly coking him up as the Indispensable man. * * * On the other hand, nn less a personage than Chief Justice Fred Vinson, one of the closest friends the president has and in his day a shrewd political observer, has been spending Home time at the White House strongly advising Mr. Trumnn not to run. The chief Justice took, this move a f t e r a t a l k w i t h Speaker Sam nayburn. Both men have a great affection for the president, and both arc in H f u r better position to gauge the. political winds than the palace guard. The chief Justice's argument hns been nn appealing nnn.--namely, t h a t Truman's place in history on the major issues Is now assured. No one can ever detract from his firm stand in building up the North Atlantic pact, putting across the Marshall plan, opposing a Communist aggrq.tsor in Korea, blocking Communism In Greece nnd Turkey; .nnd championing such domestic Issues as'civil liberties, public housing, public health and a butter break for the common man. But If the president ran and were defeated, the chief Justice has argued, he would Jeopardize . all (lint he has won--especially his foreign policy. Furthermore, even if he n»n and won, he would fucc a split In his own parly which might endanger his foreign policy. Naturally these arguments have counted hcnvlly wllli the president, lie knows they come ·from hl« best friend. * '*· *, On the oilier hnnd, the men Immediately around the president, most of whom arc rabidly Intent on keeping their Jobs, know that their only job-insurance is to have-Truman run again. As a result,'they constantly bring in those callers who they know w i l l urge their chief to run, l«l! him he is the only mnn who can save the nation. They knnw what the president's vanities are, his prejudices nnd his passions. And though he started out by "being quite friendly to Senator Kefauver, thn palncc guard has now fanned his jealousy to a point where he would almost.like lo run II only to put the Tennessee ncnator In his place. To Illustrate, Gov. Arilai Stevenson and Kefauver have always been friendly, so the governor made the natural observation that Kcfau- ver was a fine, mini and would make a good Candidate, ' 'iihmcr!la(cly a member nf the palace guard clipped the Stevenson quole, rushed it Into Tru- ' man, exclaiming that the governor of Illinois had bcl rayed the president, was now rooting for Kefauver. The palace guard, of course; w a n t s neither Kcfauvcr nor Slcvenson to run, They only w a n t the man who can guarantee continua- llon of their Jobs--Harry S. Trumnn. * * * Sometimes It takes the youth of the nation to get away from the hackneyed Ideas of the professional writers and (ho professional diplomats. At any rate, school children nil over the n a t i o n arc now responding to the idea of pcoplc-to- people diplomacy by w r i t i n g messages to Moscow to be broadcast over the Voice of America. Here Is the fresh, simple messa'gc nf a Kansas farm boy. Gene M a n a h n n , age 14 years", of the Nidge School, Peabody, Kans., to youngsters behind Ihe Iron Curtain: "I am a farm boy and writing you about my experiences In a boys' and girls' farm organization called a 4-H Club. This Is a very democratic organlivllon. We elect our own officers and choose our own projects. We learn practices In 4-11 Clubs which will bo very useful to us when we grow up and become voting citizens in our own country. "In a contest sponsored for 4-II Club members by a large free enterprise company, I won a young female pig, who will have little pigs In the spring. This shows how even a boy like I may get ahead in this country. I made enough money off of a pig I raised last summer to buy myself a radio and still hive some money left over. "I wish that all children In Iron C u r t a i n countries would have this kind of freedom as I do. "Gene Manahan" The Voice of America will broadcast the best They'll Do Ft Every Time By Jimmy Ilatlo 'irry THE POOR TELEPHONE FK\tiSTAHCE.,A LOMS-DISWrJCE WILL GIVE STRICT IMSTRUCTI ^9iU .... 4.in s*nmicJA~r**n \^r CALLER THEN wnetf SAD PARTY is NOTIRED AS PER INSTRUCTKIS OUR GAL IN THE MIDDLE 6ET5 K SURE TO LET MS KNOVV TUB THREE MlMUTES HELLO, YIONNe-HE __ H5RUKE/4 NOT THAT SHE'S "Reports of My Death Were Greatly Exaggerated" messages from the youth of America to the youth behind the Iron Curtain. Messages should he about 1MJ words long. Local school principals are working out plans with state school officials to select the best messages from each town, city and state. Questions And Answers Q--In what year was the first railroad across the Andes Mountains completed? A--In 1B09. It linked Argentina with Chile. ' Q--What is the Egyptian provision regarding A--Only males can succeed to the-throne. succession to the throne? Q--Do any portraits of General Robert E. I-.ce at West Point show him wearing the Confederate u n i f o r m ? A--The first portrait of General Lee in the uniform of the Confederacy was recently hung there. Three other portraits of him hang at the academy, but in all of them General Lee is wearing the Federal Army uniform. . Q--What is the weight of Big Ben, great bell in Ihe Parliament building, London? - A--It weighs 13',i tons, and was made in 1858. ' - · J--Why does tne North Star neither rise nor set? A--The North Star is directly over the axis of the earth so rotation of the earth does not affect the position of the star as It Is seen from the earth; Q--How rloes the salt content of Great Salt Lake in Utah compare with that of the oceans? 'A--Although the Great Salt Lnkc is fed by fresh-water streams and has no connection with the ocean, it is about six times as salyt as the ocean. Q--How did the Ku-Klux Klan receive its name? A--Tile name Ku-Klux comes from the Greek "k.vklos," meaning circle. The original Klan was founded in Pulaski, Tennessee, about 1IH1- It was a social group for war veterans. Bennett Frances Moody, the Texas hotel heiress, says everything in the Lone Star State is done on a really big scale. "After dinner in Texas, do you think we bother with finger bowls? Nah! Everybody goes in and takes a shower!" Even the slot machines have a special feature. After you've lost every penny on your person, a special opening appears so you can drop in your watch.and bracelet. One oil tycoon gave a dinner for two hundred at which every course was served on gold plates. A guest exclaimed, 'Why, even the toothpicks are marie of gold. 'Naturally,' said the oil man loftily. 'Do you think we live like pigs around here?'" * + * . .A fellow down in Pumpkin Creek bet a city slicker ten dollars that he 'could ride the flywheel in a new sawmill. His widow, paying the bet after the funeral, observed, "Cal was a right good husband, but he sure didn't know beans about flywheels." * * * Ncal O'Hara visited an old pal whose equanimity was upset by his wife's dramatic announcement that she was so sick of wearing old rags she had marched into Filene's that afternoon and bought ten new dresses. "Ten! shrieked the wounded husband. "What could any dame want with ten new dresses.?" The wife answered promptly, "Ten new hats." * * * George Allop, the White House jester, avers that he but-carrics on the tradition of his father, who practiced law, politics and diplomacy in Boonevillc, Miss. One day a magistrate forgot his cue and had the gall lo decide a case against Allen, Senior. The latter waved a volume of Rlackstone under the justice's nose to emphasize his outrage. "Sit down, Mr. Allen," thundered the judge. "I know the law." "Of course you do," purred Mr. Allen. "I just wanted to read this paragraph to show you what a d .fool Blackstone was." Dr. Logan's Wife ' ' XXXVIII "(""OULD be," Fred said, «nswer- ^ ing Peter, "because the dick let me know that somebody elie gave him · different Interpretation of our being at that meeting. I thought at the time he meant Cott--who else Is gunning for you?--nobody. Anyhow, 1 iwore up and down that we thought it was going to be a Democratic rally. And I took the opportunity of mentioning Cola's vested interests in some slum properties downtown, The dick had already quizzed me on your Interest In slum clearance. He could put two and two together." "I doubt It that'd cut much Ice, though I appreciate your efforts. Fred," Peter said, "No, I'm afraid it looks prettjr bad for me now. Pretty bad." · "Why?" Jennet demanded. "I don't get this. What Is this about the Templar person? Toll me!" She relumed her seat at Pctor's side. She put her hand on his thigh and he remembered fat pink fingers with aseptic square- cut nails and he could not cover her pale, blue-veined one. Hands, tike their owners, different from each other, different as moonlight from the vulgarity of noon. "Some proteit I signed at » meeting this dam held In her apartment last spring," he said. "She was « loclal worker at Angclj. She inked me to come to hear Kelly speak. 1 took Fred along. We didn't catch on at first, but It turned out .to be · Communist meeting." "But you only went there," Jennet argued. "Anyone can sign a protest. You didn't join anything. You didn't do anything." Peter didn't look at Fred, He leveled hit (lance at the wldi (eld wedding band nn her linger. It was lllll bright from the polishing cMk o4 Utt Mexican Jewtlw. "Ne, sweetheart," he said, "I didn't do anything." , · · · TIE jumped up suddenly, began to A pace, his armi folded on his chest. "Then what are you worried about?" she asked. He wheeled about, narrowly regarded her as once he had done before, long before, making a stranger of her. "About the record in Washington of my presence at a Communist meeting." The flat, almost puticnt, drumbeats of his primary ttntcment hit Jennet at lost, Under the pounding, the dream of honeymoon slipped away. Up till now, she suddenly realized, she had been merely going through the motion! of concern. The joke-worn initials, FBI, had not yielded up the proper threatening sound. She had been making housewifely obe- sancc to a doom which had teemed not only equivocal But unlikely. Legal injustices occurred from time to time, of course. Ypu heard of these things. You read of them, clucked your tongue over them, sighed and turned to the movie page. Like motor accidents, like wlfcbcatinis, tornados, crimes, :heie things happened every day, Hit they did not happen to yon. 3nly to others. Until now. New t was happening to her, and she felt the blond turn cool, lick, run thin through her body. She couldn't bear the sight of Pater pacing, hugging himself, hc turned her obliterated gaze on Fred Chaney, saw the dccpllncd 'orchcad, the sad, bloodshot eyes, he pained slash of mouth, the Anc mnds on the neat, knees, rubbing, ·ubblng, back and forth--for comfort? a form of thumb-sucking? Who had the right to turn frown men Into fearful boys? ll'i like btlnf MM ot · ity," she said. "Air of'a sudden. Peter, you and I are a minority." She saw the rivuleted face of Maxwell Cota nod to her over the rim of a martini flats, she saw it backed by a field ot faces over glasses, and she threw her own glass into the menacing blur of closed. faces. The fantasy thickened her blood. She felt mean enough, maternal enough to kill. "I'd like to take a fun and kill that Maxwell Cota, she said. hand squeezed her shoulder. "Look, sweetheart, don't get excited. So far nobody's putting me in jail or killing me." "No," she said, pioneering tho depths of her thoughts, "nobody's killing you. Somebody's just taking away our means to live." "Well, let's hope not," Fred said, rising. "I'm in this thing too now. I suppose they'll be investigating me on account of this Communist meeting. I'm getting paid by the city, so they'll want to know." He lighed. "Well, I'll be going. It's last midnight. I'm sure sorry I ud to be the bearer of bad tidiuss on your first night home." Jennet smiled. "And we're' sorry to have kept you up on a work nifht." ' A FTER Fred had gone, they sat close together in the corner of he couch, staring silently at the gyrations of the fire. Minutes lasscd, ajid the warmth of the lames, of Peter's body, melted her 'car, filled her with languor. Nota t was the threat of doom that seemed unreal; the reality of the dream reasserted Itself. Fred Chancy dwindled down the tunnel of reluctant memory and the in- clllgcnce he hat, brought them jowdercd to ash against the nnked fires of her love. She looked at her husband, who still stared into the fireplace. "What ore you thinking, Peter?" Itc turned his head away from he fire, looked down *\ her. For swcr, he put her hand in his. "Thnt we are married at last," ic said. She gave him a small, iwcret amlli 01 delight. "So was I." 3t A Column of Comment ·y ROtWTA nilMIOIff Pentagon--WtuhinfjloR, D. C. Have you ever got your mind and attention on our Pentagon Building? Without doubt you know its use. It nan claimed -me recently and the more I look and read the more it claims my attention, There just never was anything, to equal it. As its name indicated, rt is five Hided and Mntainx seventeen and one half miles of corridors, covers thirty-four acres of ground space, is situated in Arlington. Va., across the river from Washington, is five stories hi«rh, is headquarters for 32,000 defense and so on and on. workers The building sort of makes he tourist feel scared of it, and in turn the Pentagon is a "ittle scared of the tourist. The wartime story of the iVestern Union boy who went n to deliver a telegram anfl came out a week later a full colonelis one, and another of he man who started for the nearest exit on Tuesday and came out on Sunday on the 'Utskirts of Philadelphia, are mild efforts^o convey a measure of the extent. One may walk in at any .hue and roam at will in the daytime, but rumor has it hat not too many venture. The intricacies deter them. 'he buiklinif itself is three imes the size of the Emnire Building in. New York. It is ater] the fifth wonder of Vashfngton. It is said it gives he impression nf having no icijrht; it is definitely hori- onral. It has more space inside ban imy other office building in the world. Before 1 forget it, let. me say that as things have turned out and as we must have war over and anon, the government fs very thankful for the Pentagon, otherwise the housing of defense workers would be insurmountable. It is even pronounced economical and a few household tasks are enumerated. Seven thousand Venetian blinds to be dusted, 600 electric bulbs to be replaced every day, more than six acres of-window glass to be washed. The building cost two or three times what was estimated it would, but it is not unique in that, but it ig now said to be arranged on an economical basis. \ The secretary's immense glass-topped desk was General P^crshing's. It was found in a neglected place so the story goes;'it is nine feet long, and five feet wide. On'a table nearby, fqrmerly Genera! Sherman's, are three phones, one made of white plastic to the White House. Sixty thousand pounds of food is served daily by the National Food Corporation-700 cooks and waitresses and kitchen help. One room with 15 workers turns out 7,000 Randwinjhes, 30,000 cups of coffee. (The Navy cooks its own coffee.) Too confidential for telephone, General Bradley can sit in a darkened room and commune with Gen. Ridgway in Tokyo by exchanging written words like two movie scenes. Maintenance men use trip cycle carts. Senate and House Senator Monroney of Oklahoma in the Senate and our congressman, Brooks Hays in the House, are sponsoring the establishment of a room in the Capitol Building for n chapel where the members may retire for prayer or meditation. Appropriate .altars of different faiths are to be recommended, but to the layman .iust a hit of quiet and privacy seems all that is essential, though no objection to different altars wil be expressed. The privilege of a bit of nuiet does seem very desirable. The idea nf "alone with God" ig a heartening and consoling idea. "Into thy :loset" is a sedative and a lealhig potion. A Coach Is Not Responsible We know as ' little about he sports facts and figures* is one could imagine, but I have never thought coaches should be held responsible in essence for wins or losses. A rood coach, sort of like a good nolher, gives an encouraging land whether winning or los- 'ng. Dear Dorothy pix: My husband and I can't agree on a solution 1o the problem of gifts. He has "laid down the law" as to how he wants things done during 1952. My family has always made quite'a fuss over birthdays, annivcrsarys, «tc. t exchanging small gifts. My husband wants this practice discontinued except, for our parents. He thinks Christmas and birthdays should not '. : observed as we do. I havo six brothers and sisters, my husband has one brother, but he has many other relatives such as aunts, grandparents, etc. I get a great deal of pleasure from giving, no matter how small the gift, and hate to ftop the practice. * M. B. S. Answer: Your husband's attitude strikes me as being very selfish, unless, of course, the family finances preclude giving. This does not seem to enter into your case, however. We have ample "Meet Millie" Biblical testimony as to the value of giving, tnd the exchange of presents is-one of the most pleasant of family customs. It is such things that make a family stay to- ·gcther. Presents can be made, or judiciously shopped for, at little expense and no' one should begrudge such a small outlay when such lart benefits result. Record Tor Miami Miami, Fla. -M 5 )- Sunday WSE the warmest February 24 In the 40-year history 'of the Miami Weather Bureau. The temperature climbed to 84 degrees between 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. Dining Car Derailed Garden City, Kan.-W-Th? Santa Fc's eastbound'. Grand Canyon Limited had its dining car derailed Sunday night just west of Lakin, but none of the other cars left the track. No one was reported injured. Answer to Previous Puirlt BOMZONTAL S Compass point £ Biblical pronoun 7 African tree t Native metal . 9 Wigwams 10 Pedal digits 11 Enthusiastic ardor 12 Proportion 18 Mountain nymph Cl 31 in s;i r=JQLd.D « LJ H U til 1,7 Screen-radio personality 13 Gratify 14 Small area 15 Perception 18 Iterate 17 Royal Italian family name 18 Goblin changeling 20 Domettic slave 21 Tell '19 Arrival (ib.) ^ Ann$X SI Spanish fleet 2 « L "««P'»"' 32 Preposition " " " » Measures of 34 Hawaiian cloth garland 35 Editor (ab.) 36 Prickly plant 38 Auto body type 10 This U noted on both screen and radio 41 Fatty 43 Homicide payment 4« Neither 47 Dry 51 Skin distal* 53 Shop 54 Obstinate 55 Teeter . 5» Gainer 57 Fortifications VERTICAL 1 Church receu 2 Rubber tret* 3 Depreasloo , I 4 EtruMiB · I ·*.««· 30 Scottish sheepfolds 32 Kind of rupt 31 Handled 39Aix-l«- Chapelle 40 Where soldier mail goes 42 Internal 43 Otherwise 44 Coimic order 4SrraiUr 480em»af (hrubi 4BMc4Mdtch'« ; domain SOMornlni .! mourture (pi) IJNIfhtbefot* an event. 530b*«rv* 55 Senior (ab.)

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