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V. KorthwrBt Arkanaag Qimtt PUBLIIHWG COMPANY BeWtla fulbtljIU. Frtsldaat Founded June 14, 1IM , Entered at the post office at rayeUeviUe. 'Ark., oa Second-dust Mall Mstter. " , tarn C. GMihart Vki Pm.-G.ntrt! Maiiafftt . . ; · . . Tad a Wyllt, Edlloi MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PBEM The Associated 1'russ Is exclusively entitled to the use for ropubllcntion of all news dispatches credited to il or not otherwise credited In this paper and also the local news published herein. All rights of republlcation of special dl§- patchcs herein arc also reserved. SUBSCRIPTION BATH til Week arria'l Mall r»«i in W»lhlnston. Benttm. kadlm «oga- tlt. Ark. and Auill county, Okln. . ^ Thier monthi -^U ----I? 2 Six m.inU« --- --~ ·--ifiN "wafT'if cCTnVleVoTney t h a V a b w i i : ; -- " . One nirnU- ji'H Threr nvmthi : Six monthf. On» r«r -------- - f 'in"'n'iiviince ' Mtmb«r Audll Burtiu of Circulations Open Question Members of the City Council split their votes test Monday ii!ght~6h trie issue of applying for federal help in the construction of * taxi strip and hard surfaced apron at Drake Field. The federal agency which can help with such a project has money available this fiscal year with which it can match city fiivias for work on thp airport. With the, use of facilities at the city engineer's office, some of the money expended on such a project probably will come back to'the city so that if the project us a whole costs $18,000, the city's share will be Homethlng less than $9,000. The cfty has worked on the proposition of having enough in the general fund to nilow the spending of this amount on the project, ami this year it is felt that amount can be used for thin work. Thus, the aldermen by a four to three vote have approved «n application by the city for the federal project " - * . The Application will be filed, and those ,who opposed it feel that their "no" votes should be explained. One alclermari who opposed 'ffilng ,tke application says he has always been "for the airport," but believes the $9,000 or some less can be spent to bct- tcr'aUvanlage to the city as a whole than through the work at Drake Field. His explanation fits pretty well the situation. There is no doubt that a hard surfaced taxi strip and apron are heeded to make Drake Field a better air iwrt. The city has an investment of $150,000 or more in Drake Field, and the additions of the hard surfaced units there will add to ihe effectiveness of the field. Considerable air traffic uses the Fayetteville field. A good many people fly in here to do business, and in the summer when the tourist trade is at its hcighth, iilr traffi'c into and out of Fayclteville ""nicks up. Those who f nvor the 'added im- · provcmcnts at the port think the apron and taxi strip will go a long way toward protecting the investment, already made ».t Drake Field, and will bring new business- into t,he .city. It is claimed that many who won't use the port now, wfll if the additions are made, On the other hand, street improvements, more slrcct\liglits, more this and more that are needed here, and several of the councilmen think the $9,000 could -be spent to better advantage In a 'number of ways; They are honest in their opinions and it should bo recognized that a question as to where the money might be best spent certainly exists. Fixing up the airport is needed, and has long been in the planning stage. This year the amount needed for this project seems to be at hand, and will be matched by government money, thus adding an investment, double that which the city could finance individually. The proposal to add to Drake Field · is not *ome fly-by-night scheme which has just come. to light -it has been in the consideration stage for years. . -.. . ' On the other hand, as those who voted against the project point out, there are many other places the money could be spent to advantage. It is a question that needs thoughtful consideration and a final decision only after due thought and discussion has been accorded, THE WASHINGTON Merry-Go-Round. IT DUW KAMOH , Washington--"How to fet rlcti while work- Ing for the government" might/well be the title of the testimony given the King tax-fraud subcommittee test week by Joe Nunan, ex-commis- sloner of internal revenue, the man who one* collected the nation's taxed. Only trouble with Nunan's testimony was that It wos given behind closed doors. The public couldn't get the full benefit of the Nunan object lesson In how to make money while work- Ing for the government. However, this column Is able to give the public n detailed report of what happened. Here are the highlights: 1. Nunan's outside law fees and ojhcr outside income increased from $13,308 to $77,450 while lie was tax commissioner. This was from 1944 to ,1047. 2. Nunan attended a party given by Racketeer Franklc Costcllo nt the Copacabana night club, which Costcllo owns. Parenthetically, it should be noted that, after he left the government, Nunan turned un working for the nljht-chib owners of New York, of which Coslello was one.- 3. Nunnn threw a $3.000 cocktail party for Attorney General McGrath and Supreme Court, Justice Tom Clark. This was after he had left the. government, and the purpose of the narty was to introduce Ills-,law clients to McGrath nnd .Tusiice Clark. * * * Star of the closed hearing.was Adrian de Wind; the committee's crack counsel, who hammered at Nunan relentlessly. The ex-tax chief remained cool, however, politely refused to- answer when questions got too ticklish. "While you were commissioner qf internal revenue, you continued to have a orivatc law practice, did you not?" demanded De Wind. "That is correct," acknowledged the suave New Yorker. Do Wind then read 'from Nunan's tax returns showing that his law business brought in $13.308 In l!44. doubled to $27.000 in 1945. jumped to $57,363 in 1940 and finally hit $77,450 in,J947-- the four years fiat Nunan served as internal revenue commissioner. "Your Income .from your law business in- 1 -' creased substantially during the time that you were commissioner of internal 'revenue, did it not?" observed Congressman Robert Kcan, New Jcrsev Republican. "Yes, sir," agreed Nunnn. "Why was that?" asked Kcan. "Because I guess we .\ more business, I can't say why." shrugged Nunan. "Did you give any time to your law firm?" broke In Congressman Carl Curtis, Nebraska Republican. "No, sir, very little," Nunan replied. "Did your firm ever handle any tax work at all?" asked Congressman John Byrnes, Wisconsin Republican. "Very little," Nunan replied, "Did not they do tax work while you were commissioner?" insisted Byrnes. "Yes, sir. They did some tax work," admitted Nunan, "Did the Income from that go Into some of these legal fees that you reported?" Byrnes demanded. "Under the agreement with the firm, It wasn't supposed to, Mr. Congressman," .explained Nunan. "Did the only federal practice of the, firm consist of tax practlac?" DC Wind interrupted. "That would be, yes, I don't think they had anything with any of the other government agencies," replied the former commissioner. + * *' The House probcrs were also critical of the . slipshod way Nunan rrfade out his own tax returns while he wos tax chief. Under questioning from DC Wind, Nunnn admitted that he hadn't bothered to Itemize his expenses, contrlbutloni and other deductions--though the returns explicitly,called for itemized lists. . . i ' not think that 'a commissioner of Internal revomie ought to carry out his own .instructions?" needled Congressman Byrnes. "Yes. sir," meekly agreed Nunan. DC Wind then explored Nunan's acquaintance with Racketeer frankle Costcllo. "I have met him twice, yes, sir," admitted Nunan. On both occasions, he explained that they had met at a New York bar and hod been introduced bi 1 mutual friends. "You have never attended any party or "dinner or other affair given by Mr. Costello?" fired De Wind. "Yes, I did," Nunan recalled. "I attended that dinner at the Copncabona that was supposed to be given for the Salvation Army." "It was while you were commissioner? 1 ' pressed De Wind. "Yes, sir," acknowledged Nunan. "I was invited to this party by, I think it wns a man .named Jim O'Connel." He Identified O'Connel as an old friend in the construction business; also testified that no other federal officials had attended Costcllo's party. * * * As for Nunan's own party giving, ho admitted shelling out $3,191 for a fancy party lor Attorney General McGrath imd Supreme Court Justice Clark at Washington's swank Statlcr Hotel in October, 1949. "the two federal officials were entertained and then the firm and you Invited your private clients to the dinner?" asked DC Wind. "Yes, that is right," agreed Nunan. "And you and the law firm Viewed that as They'll Do It Every Time ·«- By Jimmy Hatlo OTTO biuowM, IMTERVIEWEP POR A SHOP JOB, SAVE OUT LIKE HE VrWOTE TMMCrilHSTS' MANUAL So He WAS MIRED-- THEM nr COMES OUT- HE DOCSMT KMOW A COTTER RM FROM A FRIED EGG-' S4y, FRlEt»»-t/H THIS 15 MY FIRST MY HOW DO XXJ OO I C/AN RUN .AN/miNd 5MOP J/.A · ' ' ' JCE, frW HEVP -" -"«Tfi.t ti^JinL, -»r/Ti'. |W«-"--· ----. XWD PUT IT tMCK TDOE1HER IVTrW rWMTCtJ/MMOUJJTP TUI?RET UTHES, ROTO DRlUS- THEy'RE -4U- TAPIOCA ME."" "Mind a SuRgwtron That'll Help UB Bothr entirely a business expense?" pressed the coun- ECl. ' · . "Yes, sir," nodded Nunan. "The party was designed to increase the business of the law firm?" asked De Wind. "No, sir," denied Nunan. Then he admitted: "Well, in a certain respect it was; we had a good many of our clients there." But when the committee started getting specific about the cash in Nunan's safe-deposit box ' and details of his business dealings, he clammed up and claimed his constitutional right not to answer. Meanwhile, a Federal Grand Jury is still investigating him. Betutett A Los Angeles reporter got off to a bad start on his vacation this year. After he locked his desk, he stopped on the way home for a couple of refreshers. The next morning he awoke with a splitting headache, noted ttiat it was past eleven o'clock, and hurriedly called the city cdllor. "Reason I'm late this morning, Mac," he said weakly, is that when I went out lo start the .car, the battery was dead." ,' · . - * * -* Jim Russell knows a man who always called a spade a spade -- until he tripped over one in the dark. · * * .* ' Advertisement in Ihc "personal" column of a South Texan rural weekly: "If Peter H - , whn deserted his wife and baby twenty-two years ago, happens to read this ad, I've been requested to inform him lhat If he Teturns home, the baby will kick the pants off him." * * * ' The guest speaker at the annual dinner of the Toobervillc Benevolent Association rasped on for a solid forty' minutes, and then observed, "I'm still thinking of the wonderful meal you provided. I feel, that if I had eaten one more bite,. I'd be unable to lalk at all." From the back of the room came an order to a waiter: "Give the gentleman a sandwich." * * *· A Southern colonel called.up a society leader and asked, "Tell me, ma'am, did mah rascally companion Jepson Groves III crash yo' cotillion last night uninvited?" "He did," said the socialite grimly. "Ah, the curse of drink," sighed the colonel. "Now, one question mo!" Did I come with him?" * * *. A mother hen, experiencing difficulty in keeping a headstrong, chick in line, finally declared; "If your pa could see you now, he'd turn over in his gravy." Questions And Answers Q--Is the state of Rhode Island an island? A--This state gets its name from that of an island in Narragansett Bay. The slale itself is 'not an island. Q--How did the lerm "crazy quill" origin- ale? A--The lerm crazy quill, describing one made of material of various sizes, shapes, and colors,, comes from Ihe verb "craze," "lo break inlo pieces." Q--Was Powhatan Ihe real name of Ihc celebrated Indian chief? A--His real name was Wahunsonacook, but he was commonly known as Powhatan because he was chief of a union of* the Algonquian, or Powhatan, tribes. Q--What kind of glass will float (in water? A--Foam glass is lighter than cork and therefore floats on water. It is.often used in place of cork. Q--What became of the luxury liner Leviathan after World War I? A--The Leviathan, used to transport troops, was sold in 1929 by the U. S. Government to a private shipping firm. The line losl money on the huge vessel and it was. sold for scrap in I93fc THE STOnVt A fortune In noadU In mliNlaK from Mnrnrr CrnTulh'a · lorlihroker Ural aail Am.-. War. aurlon. ala Jaalor partaer, haa brrn mardrrrd. Jlai Orth, private detective, eaicnKed to trnara Cra- Tath after inn attraiatft had lire* wade on hU life. «nd* hlmtelf ea- a:aiFed In a mflleh oa a pattlaa; irreeB with :rnvnth'ii ·frretary, Dave Slmlen, oae of the »»|ecta- la the cave. XXIV T HAD taken the previous hole ·*· and. therefore, had first shot or the seventeenth. Playing above myself, I nearly sank another from the figurative tee. The ball wenl straight for the.cup, got right up toll, then stopped. I don't know why. Jt looked like a sure thing. Bui. an inch from Ihe hole maybe, il lust gave oul like a spenl bullet. Dave Siaden was Iwo up on me at this point. The lie of my ball had Siaden ·worried. If his so much as ticked mine,' I'd go In for sure. Which I would square this silly little match. .But, silly or no, I had m sneaking 'Idea that Mr. Siaden didn't want 'the match squared. 1 thought he .was disappointed, b e c a u s e he 'hadn't been able to wipe up the course with me. 1 waited, very quietly on the seventeenth ho|c while Sladon figured his shot for all of three minutes. Finally he made it, a nice try loo. His ball stopped six inches behind mine, and dcnd on the eup. The only trouble was, mine lay "directly In between. I had him beautifully stymied. So then 1 clucked, "Tsk, tsk," I said. Dave Sladcn's face went brick- red and the look In his eyes held --well, hate Is too strong. Antagonism Isn't, though. "Think you've got me, don't you?" It came harshly. 1 shrugged. Despite his earlier attitude I'd figured this, essentially, for nothing but a friendly game. Ills eyes narrowed. Then, very slowly, he brought forth his wal- let. He pulled out $20. "That says I'll halve 'the hole," he stated flatly. He seemed to be getting overly excited about nothing much. But his tone was challenging and annoying. I shrugged again. "Okay. Your twenty's covered. Go ahead and shoot!" ( He surprised me further by getting down on his knees, but on the other side of the hole from where our tells lay. He studied Ihe sll- ualion for quite some time. You'd have thought he was making a survey of some kind. I fidgeted surreptitiously. I felt like saying, "Aaah, take the twenty bucks." TIE took them, all right. But he " took the putter first. Holding it in his left hand so that the club- head was absolutely flat on the grass, -he extended It carefully-the way you would if you were trying to pull a chestnut out of the paws of an ' aware and agile monkey. At last, with the head of the club directly behind his own ball, he gave a soft little forward jerk on the shaft. His ball, lifted by a touch of steel at Its base, hopped neatly over mine ... and into Ihe cup. ~ I dldn'l know if It was a legitimate golfing stroke. But nothing had been said aboul legitimacy. He'd dropped Ihe ball Into the hole, wns all, and I'd dropped a double sawbuck. Very promptly I handed him .22 smackers. "Well, thanks," I said. 'Give me a return match sometime." "Anytime." He seemed fully mollified, almost friendly. But, for all that, he was a gam- bltr, willing to double up the stakes and il lot more, when the chips were down. Nevertheless, 1 thought It might be an Indication of the way he might play In bigger games. And whoever had made two at- tempts on Marston Cravath, nearly killed Dolly Dumont, and definitely, killed Ames 'Warburton, was a gambler. · . · · TJIRECTLY after dinner Sally put her arm through mine and led me outside. But it wasn't a sweet companionable gesture. "Now listen," she said, when we'd gotten away from the house. "You may have had a good excuse last night, with nil that business at the office. Rut that's over now. So when are you going (o do what you said you would?" I looked at her speculatively. I did want to allow Harrison a certain amount of time. lit I was anywhere nojir the truth, that might save a lot of unpleasantness all around. "Would you give me three more days?" I asked.,. She stamped her foot. "Good Heavens, Jim! The first time I asked you lo help me make Uncle Marney see reason you were full of brave words. You didn'l mind. You wanled lo. It wouldn't throw your ego out of whack or anything. But nojy you're stalling. I don't like It. And"--she tossed Ihe most alluring . head on Long Island-"I'm beginning not to like you." Well, lhal I couldn'l have.' I got my arm l o o s e , put a hand under her chin and lilted it, so that she had to look at me "What." I said tentatively, "would you say if I told you thai 1 know exnrlly how Ames Warburton was killed?" She stalled. "Do you?" "I think so."" "All right. How?" "That isn't answering my nncs- tlon." She waved, Irritably. "If you're trying to get me sore, Jim, you're succeeding very well, But--oh, I'll play nlong. You know how, you say. Do you know who?" I shook my head. "Not exactly. Out I've got a favorite candidate. And If I'm wrong on that particular person, there's others who could have done U. Were physically capable, 1 mean. It was · physical job, Sally, A -- well, i long-range,one, you could say.* T« B* CMIliM*!) Bj WALTCB Putting aside the issues of policy at stake in the election, the kind of campaign thai Senator Taft is conducting is interesting in itself. It is extraordinary in this day and age. He has staked his hopes on .wo lines of action. The one has been quiet- negotiation wilh the professionals -of the Republican organization, and especially in ;hcee states where the organiza- ion is not too much dependent on .he popular vote. The other, which is particularly "interesting, is to bid for popular support of himself by prolonged whirlwind campaigning, i The remarkable thing about Senator TafVs campaign is that ie is reviving in 1952 the political styles of 40 years ago, when he himself was a young man and his father was running for president. That was an age when the media'of mass communication did not exist. There were no radios, no news reels, and" of course no television. Nor was Ihere by our slandards a mass electorale. -The whole popular vote casli in 1908 for Senator Tail's falher was less than eighl million votes. II is a reasonable eslimate that the winner in this year's election will have between 25 and 30 million votes.. Senator Taft has planned his campaign without, so it seems to me, taking into account either the mass media or the massiveness of the voting population. His whirlwind . campaign is based' on the potion lhat it Is slill possible lo reach by personal appeals and personal appearances the mass of voters of 1952.', And his negotiations with the machine politicians are based on a similar nolio'n-- namely lliat they still control the great mass electorale which decides Ihe elections. In the modern mass elections there are now at leasl Iwicn ns many voters who are independenl, who swing from one side lo Ihe olher, who have lo be reached in order to win an eleclion, as Ihere were Republicans in Ihe whole counlry when Senator Tafl's falher was president ' - ' . a * · Gov. Al Smith of New York was, 1 believe, the first successful political leader to understand how radio and the big electorate had revolutionized the art of 'politics and of political campaigning. Al Smith .saw early and surely that vhen it is necessary to reach so many voters and when it .is possible lo reach Ihem all al once, a shorl campaign is belter lhan a ong one, and a. few good- speeches are better -Irian a lol of speeches which must inevitably' be poor speeches. My -recollection is thai in New York State Al Smith would limit his campaigning to three weeks, and that he would aegin to campaign jusl about when his opponent who had been talking for many weeks had talked himself out. It is evident that with radio, and even more with television, a candidate cannot make several speeches a day, arid make . them every day for weeks and months on end, and do himself any good. Al Smith used to say, when hn was being implored by some nervous backer of his to, make more speeches, that there were 'LtmfANTf · · ' ···..:J.MM--~ only a certain number of things to say on the Comparatively few · issues- that, people cared about, that he could not make the same speech again and again' because the people had heard it.the first . time, and that; he could not make a new speech because he couldn't think what to say. ' ' . - · · . · Under modern conditions the · only way to avoid boring people to · death with the same old speeches is to do what Senator Taft is now doing--not. to have-them broadcast widely or reported excepl in the local press. Only in this way ' Is a candidate-able to'speak with eloquence and righteous, anger four or five times or more a day- first in Marinette," Wis., then in . Oconto, Wis.^hen in Green Bay, Wis., and finally rise to a resounding climax in De'Pere, WiivWhat Senator Taft said in each of these four speeches on Sunday is a * carefully guarded secret between him and those who atlended his meetings. Yet it must be hard-work. It-is" intended with genuine sincerity i to be an earnest effort .to speak J plainly lo Ihe American people on '· the momentous issues of the elections. Bui is it in fact anylhing of the sort ? Is it not rather a matter of'not having kept up with the . times, and of supposing that the surest way to cross the country is · still to go in a covered wagon ? 'The excessive 'lenglh of our · polilical campaigns is a hangover ; from Ihe pre-radio era, when the country was big and the spaces * were wide .and open and the voters were few and dispersed. The new conditions make a' long campaign particularly hard on a 'f candidate whose only occupation for the time being Is that of candidate. He cannot make more than a certain number of speeches nor .can he hold perpetual press con- ) fcrenccs. For either he sa'ys nothing and then there is no news or, trying to make news too often, he says something foolish that costs . him votes. What then is such a candidate to do with his time? Tliis is no joke, and it can be a very practical problem. If and when General of the Army Eisenhower returns home and takes off his uniform, it will be a serious practical, problem for him. Being a candidate and only a , ^candidate is lo start out wilh a 'heavy polilical liability. Being a candidale is nol, as Mr. Stassen imagines, a vocation, a life work, a career in itself. It is best -when * it is an avocation. When the president, when a governor, is a candidate, hn does not have to Campaign 24 hours a day^or lapse into an embarrassed silence. He .can conduct the business" of his office." He can act instead of talking only. By the same token Mr. Tafl would, I Ihink, be doing belter for himself polilically if instead of tak-« ing leave of absence from the Senate, he were there most of the . time leading the Republicans, shaping Iheir policies, and domi-.,, nating the debates. I should sup- ; pose lhat in this way he. would · reach the voters of- Marinette, : Oconto, Green Baj', and De Pere ^ as well as he did on Sunday, and;-; lhal he would reach a lol of olher voters besides. ! Dear Miss Dix: I am a divorcee, 22 years old, with two children. I have gone wilh several different men since my divorce, and .as soon as my children are mentioned they lose interest in me. One even said, that, men want their own children, but I claim that if a man loves a girl he would be glad to take care of her younQsto'-s. Audrey F. Answer: Your problem cannot be answered with an arbitrary yes or no. Many men are willing to ac- \ cept the responsibility of another j man's children, bul they are.usu- ', ally sure of getting a fine Woman as a wife. You haven't the stability to Interest a man seriously, therefore the men who do take you out are the type who want a good tlme ; --not the care of a family. ·'' ' Circus Days Answer to Previous Puzil* HORIZONTAL 1 Circus house ? Main attraction at the circus |13 Spanish ! weight 114 Abrogate 15 fora circus are ' planned in i advance 116 Handled 17 Leg joint 18 Containers 20 Knock 21 Lampreys 22 Indian 23 Circus wild animals are up 24 Many circuses use Ihese for transportation (ab.) 25 Exist 26 Saucy 27 Steamship (cb.) 28 Circuses have performers 29 Distress signal 30 Possessive pronoun 31 Devotee 32 Deadhead . (ab.) 134 Edges ' 36 Orange or | lemon, It's | popular at the circus |37 God (Latin) .18 Rebels (coll.) 39 Pastry 40 Bristle 41 Night befor« 142 Rodents 'UMImlclrtr 44 Every circus has artists 46 Baseball four- baggers 48 King's scion 49 Citrus fruit 50 Perched , 51 Circuses --over the world %'EUTICAL 1 You hear these at the circus 2 Prcssers 3 Disables 4 Carries (coll.) 5 Order of Brilish Empire (ab.) 6 Grasslands 7 Lifting device 8 Camera's eye 9 Italian goddess 10 One who has on 11 Floating 12 Slumbered 19 Follower 23 Nuisance 25 Deeds 26 Sit for a portrail 28 Intentions 29 Every circus has one ---- 32 Cleanse 33 More grating . 34Venerat* , 35 Parish in Louisiana 36 River islet 37 Rely 38 Harvests 39 Whitened 40 Rain tree 42 Contest of speed 45 Interest (ab.) 47 British monej of account

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