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"ffdrtboifii Arkattt** fflimri VknMrir I mMntt* Mr ,. fitkUekedJtilr *»e*»l «M4tr rATETTCVILLE DEMOCRAT PUBLISHING COMPAHT Roberta Fulbrlf hi. PraM«U Fou»d*d June 14. IMC Catered «t the post office at FayetUvlU*. Ark., « Second-Class Mull Matter. Urn C. OMthart Vfct Fm.-Om«*l MlMflM . T«d It WfU*. Editor ^^ MEMBER OF THE AMOCIATED PREM~ The Associated .Press It exclusively tntiU«d to the use for republication of all newi diipatehe* credited to it or not otherwise credited in thla paper and also the local news publlihed herein. All rights of republication of special dk- pitches herein are also reserved. SUBSCRIPTION R A T E * ; r*t w«k ,,..-, ..............i .....IN thy.cirrteri;. f; ; i . - · . , Mill Vilti In Wiinlfiiton, tknuin. Matlviii dun- - tlet. Arlu Bnd Adiir county. OkJa. One month _ .,,, Three month* · »ljr month! .-._,,,,,, One ye-ir i . r 1 J ^ Mail in cmmllri other thMi above: Onn montl, . T^re* montnfc ·Hx month* .... On* year .. All mall ptyiblt in acvanee ^_ M«mb«r Audll Buitau el Clraiktlw The Lord liftcth up the meek: h« casteth the wicked to the ground.--Pulms 147:6 lArkansans May Vote Arkansas residents are to have tht opportunity of announcing their pr*f«*nce ,for president of the United States.- The Arkansas Pharmaceutical Association 'ii planning a presidential preference primary May 1-3, through the cooperation of druf store* the state over. _ G l e n n Ricketta of FayeHeville, prt»f- l(|gV-pf the association, s*yn tht asiocia- tion is a non-political organization and that the preferential primary is to he conducted a* a public aervice feature. One of the states not having an official presiden- ' lial .primary. Arkanaas will have thi§ unofficial primary. Several hundred thousand straw.bal- lots are to b* wit out to the fiOO drug store* in Arkansas, and the public is in* vited to vote over the three-day nenod. , Potential prfoiHenliHi nofnrntM of both Democrat and ReouMiVan parties are listed on the ballot as follows i Gen. Doii(rl»*';MwArtrjur, Sen. Robert Taff, Sen. FM.w»Ketaiiver, Gov. Adlai Stevenson.- Scn-.'/PaH!"'Douglas, Harold Slasgpn. Gov. Ear] "Warren, Sen. Robert Kerr. Gen. Dwiirhf. Eisenhower, Pen. Rfrh- ^·rd RuRRcll and Chief .Tugtice Fred Vin- apn, AND, a space.nt the bottom of the .ballot has been left 1 for a write in, which t no doubt will find favor with Ar.kan.Mni who wish to cast their vote for Sen J W. "Bi'l" Fiilbriirhj. \ Local hftllolinp; cnmmiltee.i, composed flf,nrominent citizeni*. lire lo be set tin in *ch comrmmitv where the primary is con-. minted,, 'and Ijnllot boxes and rnst'ructipn* will be available In i t h c s various druw^ Mores. Votns will he counted the nkri't'of' Way Si w i t h a final JabulHtion to be : announced within (ho following davs by a itate hallotinir committee located i" as- ^·|fcf*tipn hendqunrtcrs m Little R6c'-. This appears to bn bfij t i m e goings on, and it m a v ' b e tluit a true Kitmnle of the state's feeliri.es in the mutter rrmv bo obtained. If the people will take the voting seriously, .cast.-one vote each, attemnt no prankish maneuvers which might throw the whole trend off,'' Arkansas can make Its fcelfngs known--and felt. Pickers Needed Word, has gotten out that the tornado In Arkansas recently caused considerable namaiTc to the strawberry crop in White County. In fact, the tornadoes cauitd no real damnge to the crons, and most of the marketing, plants which were damaged will be renaircd in time for the expected harvest this month. But, as we know, in Northwest Arkan- las word that the crop is short can actual- · v n " rt »« much or more than a short crop (self. For when the word gets out transient ptckers fail to show up and the :rop rots on the p l a n t s bet-ause of the "hortage of folks to nick the berries. That iitiMtkm has existed here and the loss has seen heavy as a rcsull. · -It is to be hoped word can reach those R*o pick so that they may be informed 'r*T"V 10 "'""''"Jre of berricH as a result »r tne storm. .,,'ss Js j, AiMH J. IW2 *****i^^*m*umm*cimmmmm THE WASHINGTON Merry-Go-Round «T DREW. KAMON Vashington--Inside story of how the steel wage talks got fouled up would have been a comedy of errors if it had not been ao crucial to the country. A better name might be a tragedy of errors. After it was all over, Eric Johnston, former economic utablllier, asked Nate Felnsinger, head of the Wage Stabilization Board: "What happened to the coordination we used lo have down there? You and I used to confer on the telephone every day, and when you hid a tough wage dispute I used, to come down and ait with your board and explain why wages couldn't be 1 Increased because we couldn't in- erea** prices." T»e Wat* Board chairman replied that he had b**n in touch with both his chiefs, Mo- blll«ei" Wdaen 'and Economic Stabilizer Putnam, In idvanf* of the wage decision, technically this W|« true. Actually their coordination was woefully kfpbiiird, as Indicated by the following inside ttery. When Charlea E. Wilson served in Washington, during World War II, he realized the f u t i l i t y of hiving wig»i, prices, production, and bank credits all regulated by Independent agencies. So, when he came hack to Washington after Korea, he told Truman that, tn check Inflation you had to. put all uncjer one mln. Truman agreed. Thus Wilson became the most powerful man in Washington. This power tn check inflation was well correlated under Stabilizer Johnston. But when he bowed out, here Is the tragic story of What happened In regard to steel. ·' - · · * * * . ' . . . - : Actually. Wilson. Was,- Chairman Feinsiiiger, smd n«w Economic Stabilizer Putnam h«d l»r**d In advance tint steelworkers were en- tltlld to a total l«-cent package increase includ- ln» holidays ind fringe benefits. Union leaders knew this, which was why,one top CIO leader, on hiaring that the 'Wage Board reported a 2«- c«nt hourly package, remarked: "That's not a package. That's a carload!" The day before this 2«-cent recommendation wal announced by the Wage Board. Wilson, f«lnilng*r ind Putnam had met, and Feinsinger hit! leiwrtld it would be a 27-cent an hour total pay and fringe benefit* hike, "it's the best I can d»," hi reporter). "If lt'| th* best you can do. it's the best you can do," wis w"H?on'l philosophic rcnly. At that 'tln« tber* was n6 consultation with Price $tebilii«r Ellis Arnall, and Ipparently no great worry over incr^ailng steel prices. ffext day, Chiiamari Feinsinger persuaded his Wage ajoird to reduce, the package from 27 to 2 cents, ind the first results were announced. * * * Simultaneously. Ben FaJrlns, head of the giant U. S. Steel Corporation, invited Economic Stabillwr Putnam to meet with the Iron and Steer Institute. Putnini went *o New York, then lugfttlttd tb'lt his chief MobUlcer Wilson, come ·up to t New York alii). The situation was some- What trnbartasilng, since Putnam was suonojert to deal with th* steel executives in his office in yishlnfton en an official btsls, not informally InNewYork. H«w*v*l, Faltllis phoned Wilson In Washington, liking him to come lo New York, and Wllion took th« next plane. Meanwhile, Putnam told the steel moguls he didn't want In »ieet with th»m until Wilson irrived, so he waited-elsewhere. . .Through a fluke, Wilson got to New York and went to the Iron and steel meeting direct, without Putnam. His economic stabilizer waited nnt-knowing hli chief had arrived. And during - t»» itiilsn between Wilson and the steel In- j . dustrjf,;they,.sold him the Idea of increasing the W»c«.»rst**l,.to complnsit* for the increase In steel wage*, . Wheji Putnam heard about this later, he was wr*. Undoubtedly he was .sore at being left out of the talks; but, more Imoortaht. he pointed out that his ion was to keep down inflation and t h u t a hike In steel prices would mean hiking the nrlce of almojt every other industrial commodity. He said h» wanted to take the matter up with President Truman In Kev Wett. Accordingly, Charlie Wilson phoned Key West, rcnortcd hack to Putnam tint the president wanted to see him, Wilson, riot Putnam. This did not make the economic stabilizer any hapnier. * * * However, Wilson flew to Key West, where th« first thing Truman told him was: "This wage Increase i« too high." Acting on this, Wilson later announced that the wage, increase was too high, whereupon CIO Chief Phil Murray in a rage, refused to meet with Wilson, "instead" phoned Key West, according to associates practically "jumping down the president's throat." A few days later, the president came back to Washington. , In the interim, the following snarled-up events had happened: 1) Wilson had told the steel industry privately t h a t the w|g« incria»« was too high, while telling the public that a wage increase must he tied to a price increase; 2) his Ifate stabilizer. Roger Putnam, had got his hack up against any price increase at ill; and 3) his, price chief. Ellis Arnall,'who had scarcely been consulted, was equally, if not more, e-pposeri to a price increase. Faced with this, the president called in all three gentlemen, plus his assistant, John Steelman. As they entered the room, he gave Wilson a nasty look and remarked: "I thought you were a poker player." The president then proceeded to bawl his defense mobllizcr out for having let the steel industry know, he would increase prices without bargaining first. He also told Wilson to call in MM /UP HlSXr?CMrrECT A KferV MOUSE IS! TERMS OF BUIUW6 GOC "All to the Good for Mel* the steel companies and reverse himself--persuade them to take $ wage hike without a price hike. Red in the face, Wilson said: "I'm'nol going to do it." It was about as flat a statement as you make to a president of the United States. Later that day, Wilson resigned. Thirty Yean Ago Today (Fayetteville Daily Democrat, April 7, 1932) ' An athlctlr rontcsl for grammar schqols, a high school field anrl track meet and a musical and literary contest «re features to be held here tomorrow and which are county-wide in their scope and Interest. The athletic contest for grammar prades is scheduled for hours between 9 a. in. and noon. It will be held on the University field. A radio club for Fayetteville and vicinity was formed last evening at a meeting attended by 20 local operators. It is thought that other operators will apply for membership in the near future. Committees were appointed by the president and included a committee for drafting a constitution and also a committee on finance/ Twenty Tears Ago Today (Fayetteville Daily Dcm^rat, April 7, 1932) N e w . f i n d s in Indiaii'pots and other relics discovered by University of Arkansas expeditions will be-on display tomorrow afternoon at the University. The relics have been found in Mississippi county where 500 pots and 300 skeletons in good state of preservation of pre- Columbian era. \vere discovered and other finds i take-- at Eden's Bluff. Fire of unknown origin destroyed the Dut-h Mills jwstofflce and R. L. Leach's store late last ni(?h'.. loss from the two, which were housed in one btii'ding belonging to Mr. Leach, was csti- mated at $!,50D, partially covered by 11,700 in- turfnce. Ten Veara A»« Toda,(Northwest Arkansas Times, April 7, 1942) That the University summer sessions program has been revamped 16 assist students who wish to' speed up their education is indicated in' an advance copy of the summer sessions bulletin. Courses have been increased for high school graduates who wish to begin their college education. The War Production board, turning stern stylist for American women, decreed today that for the duration of the war, dresses can be shorter and shorter, or tighter and tighter--as fashion dictates--but neither longer nor fuller tban those now worn. Questions And Answers Q--Was Christopher Robin of the A. A.~ Milne verses, a real person? A--He is the son of the author. In his childhood he inspired a-teries of verses and stories, including the books on Winnie-the.-Poph.- Q--Who besides Samuel Clemens, signed nil name Mark Twain? A--The original Mark Twain is aid to h|ye been a Mississippi-Biyer pilot named Isaiah Sellers, who wrote articles for a newspaper sjgning them Mark Twain. When Sellers died, Clemens ·took the pen name for his'own. Q--Does a boomering always return to the place from which it started'? A--Not all .kinds do so. Those which arfc designed to return to the thrower are more sharply bent than others. The w|r boomerang is a slraighter and heavier stick and does not return to the thrower. Q--How old' is the double-entry system of bookkeeping? A--The Venetians of the HOO's are usually credited with having invented the double-entry system. But it is quite probable that they merely elaborated and made popular the method* that had been used by the ancient Romans. 2$®®fa, XXXIII Y that sloping Peacock Pat ; scarcely six feet wide, a thin lot destruction had raced. S | swiftly and silently that a pair eyes concentrated on somcthin elsi beyond the chains at the of th* path might never hav seen it Beyond it, I mad* my way the evergreen and there ttoppc abruptly. The footfalls wer« tot barely audible. But distinct to m cocked ears--and oncoming, give away at Intervals by tiny twig snapping and t h e " occasion* crackle of dried leaves. The per son responsible for the sounds wa keeping in darkness as much a possible, understandably. But. to gain the line of ever greens across from where I v*a concealed he had to whisk acros a cleared space. It was enough, though, for th moonlight to reveal the stock form of Dave Sladen. Reassurance iwept over me. Tbl was all proceeding according plan, and Hoyle. After that, however, I movcc cautiously around the tree on th side facing the end of the Peacock Path, the white posts, the chain ind the Sound. I edged on untl I could see up the path as well as down, though I had to look up I through a tracery of branches. Then, suddenly, I stiffened. Very clearly, in the livid light I saw Mnrston Cravath appear where the path began. There was no mistaking hit tall broad-shouldered figure--a little gone to (at ·ow, but still athletic, agile- looking. Cravath d i d n ' t hesitate. Hi started down that narrow mosnllt ·vertue with swift coofldcnt itrid**. f'RAVATH hid »b*ut reached ^ Uw petal of ti»* Peacock p*tn when · lecoDd flgur* flM*d Into «h* MoM-trenthed np«n. 1 taw Cravath Mop than, ding up i hand to ihad* hit eye*. "Oh!" be ejaculated and hit %** carrying in th voice, soft practically windless night, .._, note of relief in it. Somehow, I welcomed th veiled half-hidden note. He ha seemed a little too composed; little too reckless or carelen. I guessed now that he'd been frightened -- hence human -- * along, though h«'d disguised admirably. "Well," he was saying now, in kind of strong whisper, "you time it very nicely." 'I did just what you told io." said the dark figure besid lim. "I--" a n indrawn breat came to me--"always do." In a wavering moonbeam. I ta Cravath nod. "Good. Well, com on! This"! only safe* a mini "e o wo. But I wanted you tc see ho' I figured it out." They walked on down tb« Pea cock Path, Marston Cravath |ne his potential killer, elbows practl :ally touching. They passed so cloie to me tha could have reached out and in ercepted them. 1 had an Impulse o do ;ust that. I had to control myself and vntch the killer. His voice was quiet, unexcitod How did you figure this out?" he skcd. I Was nhout 15 feet away, hld- en by the dark bulk of the evcr- rcen. I could see them plainly hey stood illhouetled In moon- low, both on the safe side of the lalns as yet. "Mostly lucky guesswork," Cra- ath replied. "But It's really a uestlon of measurement. I'm ge- g to do some measuring now. nd you can help me." With that he (ill-stepped, half- lulttd over Into tb« o*-aan'» nd beyond tb« chains. Crivith took » ftbjoct from his loekrt, I k*«w that It wat * tteil P* measure colled Ipild* t clr- lar l«*th*r can, Th* tip* mad* Miplng louad it hi pulled out then Itaith of It. Th«n Cravith wtted th* end of the Up* under the lowermost chairi, handed It to his companion. Cre'vath was crouching heedlessly, dangerously, in the center ot the pound-s p a c e between chains an8 cliff edge. Not five feet behind him the cliff ended In a gr,iy-bl»ck void. "All rijbV he said. "Start ·alklng b|«k up the path. I'll toll you when tojtop." The dark form nearest to me began m6vjtuj as directed. A thin ribbon of steel from the tape reel- sure case held by Cravath lengthened steadily in ita wake. The figure passed my fqxhol* slowly. Tailing that glittering ribbon. Slowly, I imigined, became there was no need to hurry. Just another sitting duck at the, path's end, sitting on the brink of nothingness. And this gambler was gambling that the duck would wait. Well, I'd known for a' long ime that we hid to deal with a gambler--a reckless, even heady, operator. THE tape strung put me, i runner ot brifktaeti hotp Cr.lv- th'i bands to the pilot 'that »e- hodically-walking outline had cached, 10 fwt up U« path from my bidiaway. I dared wait no longer. I bent wiftly, nabbed up tr,«'|lx-fo»t enfth of light g r e e n pipe I'd rought (ronj my car. · The tape moved suddenly to th* ppoilte tide, pirt of It teeming to end ground the other row of evergreens. I craned my neck. The dirk figure was gone. I practically flung, the length of pe across the path. It mode a irely audible thud M It hit the arlli. I'd minaged to placi it Ithout touching the tape. The next initlnt I hid my gun ut. "You're oil the line." Cnvlth at calling. "Sorry!" Th* antwir came, thick nd h » a r « e , over * inort-Uv*d und of uniitbrui* kelcuj tram- *;;«Mu;.«ua»j^.Wi ·f WALJ*I UmtAMr* - , . Mr. Truman hu mad* a (i*cO| Son* inpecciblt celebrity was to be appoint** by Mr. Truman to catch for Mr. Truman the crooks who in the darkness of the night had wmrBwd their way to certain of the, departments of th* Truman, adminiJtration. once this initial and fundamental fallacy was accepted, all the screaming absurdities which we hav* seen followed, readily enough. The attorney general was not to be held responaible for the condition of hia depirtmint. He was to Ippeint th* impeccable celebrity who WM lerneaow to catch the grafters'|nd to by-pass the real iu*«ti»n--wkieh was, why did Mr. MrGrath appoint these grafters or keep them, doing nothing himself about th* condition which' he ippoioted Mr. Morri* to clean of dealing with the scandals in his administration because he bis misunderstood them. He hu been trying--I have no doubt sincerely--to prove that he can ferret ou*t crooks and it rafters at least as well as the Congressional Investigating Committee. He hai reacted to the exposure coming fr«m the 'other end of Pennsylvania Avenue by dismissing guilty mln and by ordering an investigation lo discover other guilty rnen. But the trouble that Mr. .Truman is up against is not -that Mr. X and Mr. Y and Mr. Z did this or that unlawful or improper act, ind that the time has come te punish them. The real issue ii not the grafters. It is that so many of them were there so ionj with no one in the administration do- "P? ng anything about thegi, or even eeming to be aware of thim, unit hostile congressional comrait- ees on the outside began to rip hings open. The real question is. not how to eact and to punish specific cor- upt acts of certain officials. Th« uection is why Mr. Truman and fill responsible cabinet officers new nothing Ibout these scan- als until they were forced by 'pngress to take notice of them. How did it happen that they did ot know what was going on-- ssuming, as we must, that they yoiild not have Merited what ,-as going on had they known bout it? This is what is troubling th* people: In order .-to prove their liitl that they have been d«- -eive( and betrayed by their own iubordinatei, the responsible mem- ers of the administration h|v* o plead guilty to gross incom- ·etence. in the idministiation of slice ind of. the tax laws and the public funds. * · * Mr. Truman was bound to f|il cause he did not, and perhaps the nature of thing's could not, cegrjize that at bottom th« real sue is net "the misdeeds of th"* ook.s, but the failure of the police. Mr. Truman's whole action, beginning with the Murphy Iffilrs and going on to the Newbold Morris muddle, has been based on the false noti6n that in order to meet the issue he had to show that he could out-investi- £ate the investigators. The condition .infinitely ntt * · · It would b* unfilr ind very mi»l||d,ing to identify this condition with Mr.. MeGrith p*ripnaljy. He werily ex*mpli(fcf it. What is thii condition?- It ii the, een'di- tipn of, coming apirt at the teams, and of becoming generally un- ravelled and dishevelled 'and at, sixes *q* sevens, which always exists wh«n » government il in the hands .*( a party that has.out- lived its mandate and has spent' it| power. , * The scandals themselves are disgraceful, but they appear to be --It ^gunds.awftjl to lay iU-mlre- 1 ly the normal scandals of a filling of coming- a'part . ,. ,-, ,--r* aerious, mere expeniive, an4 indeed more dn- terous th*n all the graft an# in- flu4nce-p*ddling eembintaV The . corruption if only one of Hi ciinseQUencfS: Th,* much nior* »«rieus cqnsequeiM*! ire the pinlysjs of decujibn and- the sterilization o f ' thought |t the highest levels of our policy. Thii' cgnditiSn einnet be cured, - fs Mr. Truman wanted to think ' when be called In Mr. Morris, by catching sqme m«re crooks. It is not at bottom a problem of law enforcement. It Is a problem in political rfsponiibility, which can- . not be solved by investigation, which could b* selved only oy an ·lection thit brought into office men who hav*--whit the Truman . administration onte had but has no longer--a mandate, and with it i« a reil working majority which ' lives it the ppwer to govern. Dear Miss Dix: I am a widpw of 80. with seme income, »'nd am marrying a man who it salaried.. When we marry, does he assume the full responsibility of living expenses? Should this be discussed wfore marriage' Have you any further advice to :give widowers arid widows, grandfathers and grandmothers getting married? ' Mrs. L. P. Answer: Te skip to -your second question first, all problems hat give (n indication of future rouble should be thoroughly dis- cutwcl before marriage. That is very important in financial maters. Complete agree.nent should e reached on income and spend- ng programs. With middle-aged marriages, these prob'.arrs are, of course, completely different than hey arc with younger weddings. A certain amount of financial ecurity .has usually been reached by the 50's, there is no question of providing for a family, and ong-range saving is not as im- lortant a factor as it is in the 20's. However, since money, is potentially always a source of trouble,.its management should be thoroughly established whenever, matrimony is contemplated. Just exactly how you sfiend your incomes is a subject so dependent on personal tastes and obligations that it cannot be ariswfrcd arbitrarily, ·f Fa?a Living E«pe»se« Traditionally, tht. husband supports, the family, in ether words. p*y| all living expenses. Whither you hav» an income or ncti it i* nili the' beat practice to hive Mi ial»ry cov^r ' essential e'xpeadl- lures. Your income could be 'u»r j . ·upplemeijtally, to |U»p!y luxuries that otberwiH could, not be had, such at f cir, travel, or special clothei; By the time a ro|n er woman has passed the mid-century mark, temperiment and disposition are usiully'settled in a definite groove. Ofttimef 'the -desire for compan-- ionship. the dread ot loneliness, leads to marriage with an incompatible mate and subsequent unhappiness thit is far.worse than" solitude. This is the chief source of trouble in marriage ' between oldsters, and its possil ilities should bi thoroughly weighed. That the difficulties are by no means alwayj -present, or insurmountable, i$ 'jeen in the many, many marriage* between grandfathers and grandmothers that are congenial, hippy and rewarding. Two harmonious people, with similar tas.tes apd bobbies, can make a fine marriage, aetting · splendid example even for their grandchildren. 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