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April ·, 1»M Arkanaaa iTtMilito f tr**to*IUa Diflf ttmtcttU PtMUwd d*0r «xtni Sunday hr FATETTEVIILE DEMOCRAT · PU1LIIHIMO COMPANY Bafctria FulbrlaM, FrnM.nl ~~- Found** June 14. IMC at the post office at Fayetttvllla, iiVSecond-Clau Mall Matter. E. Owhart Viet FrM.-Cmrtl Mutftf T«4 H. Wyllt. tdilur -MCMUlt OF THE ASSOCIATED PMEM '* Th* Associated Presi 1s exclusively entitled to to* ua* lor republlcatlon of all news dlipttckta '· "" id to It or not otherwlie credited In thii and also the local newi publUhtd herein. ... right) of republlcatlon of ipttlal dli- itches herein art alio reierved. SUBSCRIPTION ItATU , at(by cirrltr) wiihinfion, Bftnton. Madlya ceiw WHK -Mill 'tin In . let. Ark., end Adtlr county. Okli. ~n month ,.. jrte mrnthi ......... month* .._._ ..... .» ye.ir .. ........ ........... Mil! 11 countlti other 1Un «bove: month ... 'month* ...... .. ........ .. All m«ll nAYRhl* in advance Mirabtt Audit Bureau of Circular!*!! Arid if a kingdom he divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.--St. 3:24 Colleges Need Help I-. The crisis on American college cam- puces is deepening. The schools are caught between mounting coiti and dwindling revenues, The big G.I. Bill of Rights attendance boom is over, and the draft is cutting henvjly into what enrollment is left.. The smuIl.Bchools naturally are worst hit, since · thWij,.resources are thinner. Probably hajfr{lhc country's cblUgen are operating »t:br ntar a deficit.- Fsw if any tre in robu«Mln*tici»l condition,.;. .Up to now trie colleges*- for the most part, have been able to muddle along with « variety of devices to fill the breach. They have tipped tuitions. They have beat the bushes hard for now scholarship money. They have tailored special research projects to government demands no they could itt*t defense funds. '.But all these have iheir limits, It is H sefioiis qiicntiort whether tuitions can be boosted much higher without pricing many students right out of the edncatiqa market. All too many students cAmm make the financial grade today without Roma kind of assistance. ·- Some of the scholarship drives have b«n rewarding, but some have not. With 89 nwny other chunks already being taken out of the earner's dollar, he is not enthusiastic about allotting a Inrge'piece of it, to an educations! institution. And the really big grants arc rare nowadays. s Many of the smsller'schools simplv are not equipped to take on NavaJ or Army scientific research. The big universities that do advance this..tj'|W;of jwork.,wish they had the funds and could devote their aff's time to more basic research, unre- led to specific objectives. s ^ Where do they go from here? With a lot of schools it now h or soon will be a matter of finding new revenue sources or shtittint,' down. Therfc arc only two large reservoirs to which they may turn, government or business. Business already finances much college research through {rrnhlK for specific projects, scholarships, and the like. But tt has barely scratched the surface. It could wall bceonie.n principal support of the natiorl's college -'system. A good deal of the assistance, however, ·would be directed toward broadening the base of. pure research--the great miest fur scientific fundamentals from which all sncTMp «e!ittlons flow. Expenditures toward »is goal would accord with the highest notions of business statesmanship. The alternative, plainly, is government help. Yet more, thoughtful school administrators fear too much government in education. They see school independence, and perhaps free scholarship, ultimately dlsap- pearhig under such conditions. No one can *ay there is no point to their fears. It is time for all forward-looking business leaders (o attend to t h i s great necessity--and o p p o r t u n i t y . If they do not move into tht« crisis with firm purpose, t he government may. Bruce Hiossat THE WASHINGTON Merfy-Go-Kound ·r BMW tSAMON Waihlngten--Jamei Patrick McGrantry, new attorney general of the United States, hai seven! intereiting attributes. H* la as honett ai the day li long: h* U married to one if tht moit beautiful i ad brilliant lady attornayi who ever practiced law, and he It «o loyal to Harry Truman that every political whim th* preiident has will p* anticipated In advance. Jim alto knows where moit of the bodies are buried In the Jtutice Department. And having thii knowledge, he could probably dig them up --If h* winti'to. But th* chances are h* won't. For th* new attorney general tlio knowi that the Justice Department hai become the moit important political arm of the Democrtlc party. Th«r* wai a time when the Postoffica Department was th* great political boodlebaf of th* political party In power. But no more. Today, postmasters are largely under civil service and the poitmaiter general hlmielf Is a cireer min. But tht Juitlc* Department, which has the power to put mtn In jail or sav* them from jail: which hit the power to grant pardons, prosecute for tax frtudi, compromise taxes, collect claims agalnit corporation!, settle wir contracti, bring antl-truit suits against tht motion-picture Indus- ry, the invMtmfiu bankers, tht ntwieap*n and »ny other industry hai bacqm* by all. odds tht moit potent civil arm of government. * * * That'i why the mtn who rum It must be on* of tht truited friends of th* White House. That'i also why It took courfg* on Truman's nurt to fire Howard McOrath: for Howard likewise knowi whtr* the bogles ar« burled--and might remfmbtr torn* Of them. Finally that's why Jim McGranery, an old and iQtimitf fritnd of the president's, was' picked for thli all-important job, Tb« new tMornty general it not only a friend of th* president's, but almost equally Important, he li tht friend of 'Kingmaker Matt Connilly, thf White House secretary, who has btcsme on* of the busiest busybodles in Washington. Originally Connelly picked his old friend Mc- Orantry to become chairman of the Democritic Committee, replacing Bill Boyle. Then he discovered that ex-Senator Francis Myers of Pennsylvania and Democratic Commltteemen David Lawrtnee, thf m«yer of Pittsburgh, were down on McGranery, so Connelly boosted Frank Mc- Klnrjey Into the party chairmanship instead. .McGranery al?o'is a first-hand eyewitness of the grab which the politicians mide for the Justice Department one month after Harry Truman came into office. At that time Jim was as- ulsur^ £ the attorney general, the No. 2 spot in the iitfffv Department, and was doing aft A-I job. Hit chief, another Philsdelphlan. was Francis . BldnT*. a straight-laced Pennsylvania blue blood who gave the Justice Department an honest and forthright administration. Purlten Blddle ind Irishman McGranery were an effective, efficient torn. * * * Shortly after Vice President Truman became president of .the United States, however, the politicians round him cast hungry eyes on tht Justice, Department. They decided Blddle would have to go. But Biddle embarrassed Truman by going down to tMc White House, telling him he quite understood that a new president would want to have his own attorney fcneul, reminded him that ht had already submitted his resignation, and.pointedly asked who his successor was wai going to be. Biddle was interested in having Juitlce Department efficiency continued. Mil iUCcwsor, Truman said, would'be Tom Clark, At this Biddle almost dropped dead. He had been 'on the verge of firing Tom Clark as chief of his criminal division. "Don't take my word for It," he told the president, "call in your friend Jim McGranery and ask him what he thinks of Clark," McGranery did go down to the White House. But Jim Is smart. He did not make a full report. Shortly thereafter, his new boss, the man whom he did hot criticize to Truman, recommended him for appointment as a federal judae In Philadelphia. * * * The new attorney general began his political life as a refreshing new congressman during the early days of the New Deal, shocked Republican leader* In rock-ribbed Philadelphia by voting for labor, civil rights, nubile housing and other Roosevelt policies. McGfanery has saved his money, Invested it wisely, now is moderately well-to-do. He doesn't have to worry about filling out questionnaires or a probe of his wife's mink coat. His wife, Incidentally, Is quite able to buy her own mink coat from her own legal fees. She has been a successful practicing attorney. But when It comes to digging up smelly, political carcasses In an election year--well, it's not unlikely that Jim McGranery will hold his nose and be preoccupied with other things. As a former Justice 1 Department official, Mc- Granery was famous for his Irish humor. One day an ex-congressional colleague, GOP Rep. Hugh Scott of Philadelphia, telephoned to ask for I copy of the president's order pardoning Karl Browder. "Do you want It officially as a member of Congress?" asked McGranery. ''Yet, I do," replied Scott. "Then I can't give It to you," replied Mt- Granery. "I'll have to quot^ you the ruling of Attorney General Hurry Daugherty who informed Congress that it could not have access to pardons. This is a confidential matter be- They'll Do It Every Time ~ By Jimmy Hado ft I5/K30OA1E IS A RJNKLEf? FOR STICKU4LITV A STICKLER FOR WHSU ITS WE orviei? eux *Jft**rAneAP SPUT-THE-rVWD* THE BOARD OP DIRECTOR® Don't We Gef Into the Queerest Predicaments twecn the. mfn who Is pardoned and the president. "You remember Daugbcrty," reminded Mc- Granery. "He was a good Republican, so his word ought to be satisfactory to you. Perhaps you'd better ask Earl Browder for a copy of the pardon." For a moment there was silence on both ends of the phone. Then, chuckling. McGratjcry added: "But If you're not asking for this officially, and ilnce you're a friend ol mine, I'll tell yo'u what I'll do for you, Hughey. I'll send you a copy of the press release issued by the Justice Department which carried the full text of the president's pardon. It will save your looking it up in the newspapers." Congressman Scott thanked him, but wanted more. ,"I also want a copy of the president's pardon of Tom Pendergast of Kansas City." "Sorry," replied McGraneiy. "but I can't help you there. Pendergast was never pardoned. Hr sfrved 'tis time. A Democratic administration put Tom Pcndergast in jail, and a Democratic administration kept him there until he was released by statute. Anything else we can do for you. Hughey?" Congressman Scott said that would be all for the day. Murgatroyd's cursty old father, before he died and left his son ten millions outright, always warned him, "My boy, tell a girl how much you love her as eloquently and often as you like, but never put it on paper." Murgatroyd, alas, never remembered / this sage dictum. Four times running he was nicked for thousands in hreach-of-promise cases. Now, at least, his lawyer has persuaded him to begin all notes of passion. "My One Beloved Darling, not to mention Gentlemen of the Jury." * * + The late Carl Van Dorcn, one of the best loved men in the annals of American literature, lilted to recall the first country fair h£ ever attended. He was seventeen at tbe time. A hand on the farm suggested feminine companionship, but the bashful Carl explained, "I'd like to take a girl, but I wouldn't know even how to ask for one." The hand guffawed and made a remark Carl nevej forgot. "Son," he said, "there, jist ain't no WRONG way." * * * After General Benedict Arnold had turned traitor in the Revolutionary War, and was fighting with Lord Dunmore in Virginia, t tightlipped Colonial prisoner was led before him. General Arnold was anxious to learn from this prisoner what was the public attitude toward him, and promised not only immunity but an early relcnse for an absolutely honest answer. The prisoner thought for « moment, then declared, "Sir, we would bury with full military honors the roble leg that bear! the honorable scars of Saratoga, but what we would do to the rest of your treasonable, carcass I leave to your imagination." * * * Eleven expectant heirs suffered a rude jolt when the lawyer read the punch line in a late millionaire's willa "And so, being of sound mind, I spent my last cent before I died." Questions And Answrt-s Q--How does Oriental drama differ greatly from that of the Western countries? A--Oriental plays are acted on bare and unornamented stages. The audience has to imagine the scenery. Q--When was Alaska first settled? A--In 1784 at the first Russian settlement at Three Saints, on Kodiak Island. Q--How many known Indian languages are there? A--There are more than 1200 known American Indian languages. Q--What is the speed of a Wahoo fish? A--The Wahoo fish can swim as fast as 70 miles per hour. Q--Why is the Caspian Sea really a lake? A--It is completely surrounded by land, but Its water is salty. ^ Ik-NlYh..!* XXXIV i'T 1 HFJ»E was no excitement, . I trace of tremor in the mdtXle i reply: "Okay now?" Just th confident, assured tone of the cu preme, but thwarted--egotist, wanted to look at Cravath, but didn't dare. I could only hop that he was iltrtwl, ready and 0 hit toes. Then the murderer made h! supreme bid. He moved without haste, leisure . ly even, to the exact middle o Sthat little moonlit strip. But sud ·denly the glistening tape he hel : slackened, fell to the ground. Slowly he brought both handl up in front of him. And though I'd known what to expect, 1 had to force back a gasp. The 'dark thing clinging to bis right hand locked, in this itrange light, Ilk* a hideous and uonatuiral growth.' A few short twin il«p« down the pa th . . . an an» drawn back . . then swung powerfully f6rward 1 A silver of moonlight caught Ui ·dark object, splattered off it likt - marks oft onyx. Oncf again, Death started down the Peacock Patb. · With a half-choked cry Cravath sprang up from hii crouch behind the ch|ins. A burst of .light exploded in the opposite row of evergreeiu. And th« hollow clank sounded, the clank of hard material smashing against metal. The streaking block object bounced off the piping, rose half a fool Into the air and went on. It slowed deflected, abruptly harmless, and disappeared Into the shadow «f a tree. The killer stood, hit held poised Ilk* a inake'i, a statue painted by m«QDM*oa. 'AjjjMeinent, frustration IM rage aw*»t hit face as a tor,ck (con the e v e r g r e e n s drenched his back la light Th* kl»«r wai caught in a three- way trap. The light behlni .him; Cravaih coming up from the cliffj inyaall moving Into the open: Ht glanced around, swiftly, fearfully, Uke a cornered animal I could see his eyes, lumuuus anc darting. I walked slowly forwnrd, th gun in plain sight. His own weap on had failed, and he had reachi for oo'other. But even unarmed, h was a dangerous and deadly man I said, over the padding soun of Cravath'i approaching feet anc ai the torch converged, "Don try tricks. This is ready to go of And, believe me, I'm not fooling. · · · T WILL never forget the look Marston Cravath gave me. had tricked him, robbed him of on of hli last illusions. But I had seen no other way. I took a backward step and spoke, to the killer: "You tried to kill Marston Cravath because hi: death would have given you vir ual control of the business and you wanted something else, even more than you wanted money Aside from thvte reasons, you hated him--he's always been the m»n you wanted to be." Jack Dumont started to iprlng but'stopped as I whipped up the gun. I went on: Two attetnpts failed and before ou could dream up another trick Ames Warburton found out aboul he bonds. He went to you first ielng your protege. He thought Cravath himself had taken them. 1 Cravath gasped · Involuntarily. Off 'to my right, Dave Sladen. the bird point In this triangular trap, huffled his feet. v Dumont gave a harsh Inugh. Pure supposition!" "Yea," I admitted, "but pretty lose, I'll bet. You probably tailed Ames, suggesting that you eet at the end of this path to alk It over," "I suppose I picked up Ames and u«g him over the cliff?" "You were more subtle. Per- ipi you planned to ptn the theft n Amei and you saw a way to ct rid ^f him and if murder ere ever proved, CravMh would b« luaptcUd, Or Ji lulcld* war* suspected, It would be because he'd turned tbief. "You may have teen the possibilities of the Peacock Path long ago. It's similar to a bowling alley. And Mr. Cravath was a crack bowler, once. He's got a trophy for bowling in i his study. You doubtless knew too that his old bowling balls were in the attic. "Your problem wai liojpl*. Gat Ames out on the edge of the cliff and let him have it from about 30 feet off, with a fast heavy bill. A twin, incidentally, of the one over there under the trees." He looked at me as 1 hop* never to be looked at again. "You got Ames out there by dealing his watch which he probably put down somewhere after arrival here when he undressed. You also s n e a k e d a owling ball out of the attic and lid it under one of · these trees. Che same way you did today. Then, when the coast was clear hat night, you went out here to eep your appointment. Only you went early and planted the watch, outside of the chains. "Ames came finally and stood it the chains, waiting for you. And aw his watch on the grass beyond hem. He.had *o idea how it hid Rotten there. But, naturally, he tepped over to get it. when he looped down, you limply let fly. A friend of mine in New York has stablished that you're a Vjetter xiwlcr thin Mr. Cravtth ever was. What's more, he hasn't bowled''in cars. The date on his trophy Is 932." He was a tough customer, with mind like ice. He fixed that glare n me, said, "Just why did you in- estigntc ire? And, comes to that, ·ho arc you to bt investigating, nyhow?" "Never mind me," I said. "But investigated you because you lade a Illp. Just a little one, but put m* on the track. Wn*» laden found Anna' Watch on tht ock» that night you confirmed thai was Aaste' wateh. YOU added hM you'd tttl him 'iddll»g wltt In th* office the other dly.'" He started. And 1 shot at him, Amu hadn't carried that watch mot* than a month." (T*l I Column By HAL BOYLE South Bend, Ind.-W)-Frank Ixahy of Notre Dame has eight children, and a friend once told him: "Your greatest coaching job is in your own hoose." ' Leahy treasures that tribute. He has a theory that children as well ai football players require proper training. His theory has worked out mag- nifcently on the gridiron. In nine years at Notre Dame his football teams have won 71 games, lost nine and tied seven. His parental coaching seems to ! working out just as wejl in the home. He and his pretty red- haired v.'ife, Flossie, and their eight youngsters make a fine family team. They have five sons and three daughters ranging in age from 15-year-old Frank, Jr., to seven-week-oid Christopher. "Flossie is one of eight children and I am one of eight,'* said Leahy. 'And before we got married we decided we'd have eight ourselves. "I think we are the luckiest couple in America. And we're still on the offense. We'll have more children." I had a pleasant Sunday afternoon visit with the Leahys in the )ig brick house at Long Beach on he south shore of Lake Michigan. One after the othe. the Leahy children came in and wished me welcome, a ritual they observe with all callers. "All Notre Dame football players are taught that when they meet a person they should look him in the eye, pronounce his name clearly and address him as 'sir,' " said Leahy. His children do that, too, although one of his daughters told him recently, "Daddy, really, that isn't necessary for a girl to do. It's top formal." Leahy, who is now being taught the polka by this particular daughter, grinned as he recalled her objection. "I may be old-fashioned," he said. "But I think respect, obedi- ence and courtesy are disappearing in too many American homes.' We want our kldi to learn these things." Each of the Leahy children Is given certain chores and duties to' perform. Every night after dinner they and (heir parents lay the family rosary together. "About every two weeks I line' them up and grade them on five points--neatness, courtesy, respectfulness, cooperation and unselfishness," Frank said. "The winner gets an extra allowance. "They enjoy the competition and' I believe it makes them better." As to punishment, the Leahy household has one flat rule: "If. you've done something wrong and' come and tell us, there'll be no hairbrushing." The hairbrush Is the instrument of discipline and Frank wields it. "The spankings happen only once in a great, great while," he said, smiling. "It works'better now. to ration their rights to watch television." The Leahy home-coaching system may sound formal and old-, fashioned, but it works wonderfully well. His children are happy, spontaneous, and secure. Frank is very affectionate toward them. As" 1 started to leave, he turned to five-year-old Jimmy and said: "Jimmy, will you t*ll*us your favorite wish?" ' Hcd-haired Jimmy looked up and piped: ' "I wish the whole world would * pop up to Heaven!" He thinks he's got the greatest dad and mom in the whole world. So do the other Lea'hy kids. And'' the reason is that the whole family prays, pliys and Works 'together, the way old-fashioned · families used to do whtn having eight kids wasn't such-a rarity. The Leahys want to have as many children as they can. As an-* other friend of Frank'i onre observed: "He never was one to hold down -he score." Dear Miss Dix: My boy friend is In the Army, and before he was drafted, nothing mattered but me. We have been going together for two years, and though he used to speak of marriage he doesn't anymore. When he's home, we never go anywhere as he always says he's too sleepy, but half the time he meets other fellows and girls and goes out for a while instead of going home to bed. I'm getting tired of this treatment. Elsie Answer: Better get your status straight! DOGS your friend consider himself engaged, going steady, or just being friends? Find out and act accordingly. There's cer- ·tainly no use in your.staying home and going to'hed with the birds if he's going out for f u n . You might as well have some yourself. If he's a boy who hasn't much stamina, the tiredness could be understood, and it's possible that he just runs into these other people accidentally, but you're entitled to know if he's avoiding dates with you on purpose. r- Dear Miss Dix: I am 24 and going with a fellow 27. We've been going steady for 15 months now. I find him very tight with his money; he gambles, and isn't very sociable. He never mentioned marriage until I was forced by my parents to a*k his intentions, ye said it would be sometime this year. Do you think I can trust him? Pinky Answer: What kind of parents do you have who not only countenance your friendship with so unsuitable a man, but actually encourage it? If he had to be asked' to state his intentions, that should have been your father's job, not yours. Why tie yourself down to a man who is not only reluctant to marry you, but whose stinginess is a very poor recommenda-, lion for a good husband? He iii probably evading marriage because he's too cheap to pay for a license or a ring. Drop him and. find a boy who'll go to the altar willingly. Dear Miss Dix: Recently I moved into a new community. My sister- in-law has been living here three years, and in that time we have met many of her friends in her home. Now I meet some of them at afternoon meetings or in t h e ' evenings with their husbands. My husband says I should invite them to our home some evening (fiv? or six couples). My sister-in-law and I feel they should make the first move. My husband claims that in the suburbs one can't, and shouldn't, stand on ceremony. M. M. Answer: Though it is proper for the old residents to call on new members of 8 neighborhood,^ people are lax about this courtesy' in many parts of the country. Your community, for instance, is large| ly composed of people who Ore themselves fairly new settlers. As such; they probably do not feel as bound by conventions as would residents of a long-established' community. Waiting for people to call may kfep you Isolated too long; better forget the strict laws of'ctiquette and follow your bus- · band's suggestion to invite the neighbor's irr lor an evening. 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