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4 NOMII*-H MKANMS TH TuMtJijy, April 33, 1*93 Ttortiporit Arkatma (limri founded June 14, IMC Entered at the post office at rayetteville, Ark., t» Second-Class Mall Matter. _ - the UM let rtpub . credited W it M not otherwis* credited in this paper §hd «l»o the local news published here n. ' A l l rilMi of repubUcatlon M special Ui- patches Turriti are aho reserved, ·UBKItirTIOH *ATU stall ta'tu l» wuWnsto". aMiUn; suau« emu. w. Ark i ««4 Adilr «MHlt». OW* . It DIMtrl - --«_-..... Its it**. mnitas _.......--{{« i aunts* ,.,_,, . _..;;.g.» In counUn otfctV Ulan abeve: onth ............ ,- monttii ·:. " · rt Circulation For the Son of mtn t« com* to geik and to Mvi th»t which WM loit.-- St. Luke Bfit Aiufwer Tin iUi»m«nt of Governor Stevenson of Illinoii in bowlnc put as a presidential powibility wag final enough in tone, but a littlf) I»H to In ipedflc wording. NtV*rthele« it appear* that hrs mind ti mf4f up and that he definitely will not » At a Mndid*t«, Which for the Democrats i« too bad. Stevengon w«, certainly the best bet Mi party had for the countering the inevitable Republican campaign tnenj» of corruption in the admhiiitratlon, ..' His record of accomplishment in clean- ,!nf out corruption in Illinoii ' i» an im- pngaivt on* indeed. It fhown what can bt done in the field of political ilurn. reclamation when there's a man with the will to ' -.ttolt.. . . . . . .· . . ' . 'When Stevenson took office in 1948, ith« treat: state of Illinois was. well on the 'way'to bejng strangled by the corruption ·i of Its government. - ·; The state police force wns shot through .with apathy and inefficiency, several department* of the government were notoriously graft-ridden, state mental bof- pltals were nearly a scandal, the school and road systems were in a bad way. ' Despite the handicap of a Republican jetjslature during most of his term in · office, Stevenson got thinrrs done. ..·* He reorganized the police force by putting, it on a merit basis that separated it ; from politics, raised requirements for re- eruits, and set up a stiff training program. ."·· ,'-"'He' took politics out of the Cbmmerr^ Commission, overseer of the public utilities, thereby^: eliminating a big graft /.source. And he shook- up the Department of Agriculture, -v t ;· r, : - · ;' ; . ; / Improvements were madfe in the public school system and the mental hospitals. In : fotir years tho hospitals jumoed- from among the more wretched in the country to a position in the top 25 per cent in the nation. · With an improved police force, he'be- vgan crnckinp down on truckers who overloaded hi violation of wciirht limits. He.be- (ran building up the road system, a move that, had been bogged. down .for vesrs. . . And not without its appeal to bu- /rcauCracy-haters was his. slashing of State i payrolls by 1300 in his first three years in ; office, "Our aim." he said once, "has been to do a better job with fewer employes," He said, too, that "the most imtjortant achievement of all i* intangible-- the fc'et- ter : nun!' tone, technical quality, and morale of our state government." This he -accomplished to. a large degree by .the high quality of the men be appointed to help, him with the clean-up job. Ironically, it is largely his (rratitud'e to the men who helped him that is 'keeping him on in Illinois, instead of going out and hustlinjt for the bijrtrest job in' the lanf. He feels he would be walking: out on his . team before the jra'me was won, That's a most commendabje kind 'of loyalty, even ·If .ft means rlen.vinjr to the Democrats a man who miffht rlo them a lot of good come the November electrons. Wade Jones THE WASHINGTON Merry-Go-Round ·r BMBW Drew Pearson li now In Europe making a lurvey ef General Elsenhower'* work at lie concludes his European assignment and of Russia's current drive to upset the formation of a unified European army. This Is the iecond of Mr. Pear- ion '« dlipatchei from France.) Paris-- If Dwlfhl p. Elsenhower Ii elected president, the time may come when American publisher* and newsmen who now berate Truman will look back on the free-and-easy press relations of today with slf ns of nostalgic longing. For Ikt's press relations are going to be a lot dif- fertit from the present system, under which a newpaptman can throw any question under the sun at Harry Truman and have him bat the ball back most of the time. They will also be a lot different from the present system whereby a Whit* House press conference can be quoted vtrbstlm except for putting quotation marks around the president's actual words. Ike just isn't going to do it that way, in my opinion. Hit press relations arc pleasant and cordial but -are played according to his rules. And his rules so 'far do not permit questions. Current White House rules whereby you can ask Truman "Have you written any more letters to muile critics?" or "Who Is your candidate for president?" are out with Ike. * * * Elsenhower's personal prestige an'! popularity are so great in Europe that the job of replacing' bim is much more difficult than is generally appreciated. If it weren't for a little-known event In a muddy Dutch village; during the winter of 1944, G?n. Omar Bradley, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, would be the natural choice. ' At that lime General Bradley had suffered a setback in the battle of the . Bulge following which his First and Ninth Armies were transferred to Tield Marshal Bernard Montgomery and, with hl« added .American support, Monty hit the. German flank through Holland and stopped the Nails. After, the victory Monty's chief of stiff phoned Allan Moreheid, now press relations officer of the British War Ministry, and said: "Monty wants to hold a press conference. What do you thing of the idea'/" "I think it would be a great mistake," Morehead replied, "The Americans will be mortally ljurt and no good can come of it. Go back and persuade him not to," ... However,' Montgomery held the conference just the same, British, Dutch and American journalists were called into the schoolhouse In s Dutch village where Monty, In a red beret and red blouse and with hand grenades strung over his shoulder, told how he had won the Battle of the Bulge. Of course, the use of Bradley's First . and Ninth Armies was not mentioned during the interview and Bradley never forgave Monty for this, as was made quite t clear in Bradley's recent masterful book in which he told how, .prior to tht Battle, of. the Bulge, Montgomery remained rooted alongside the English Channel demanding more troops while American forces chased tl)* Nijiis up the Rhine. That book caused « furor In England and fanned the tlarnes of na-« tlonjl Jealousy to the point where Bradley couldn't possibly get British cooperation in 'the NATO Army. *· * *· French Communists have adopted a policy of cutting the tires on any American car that looks too prosperous if they find it parked .In an Isolated street. The strategy American car that looks too prosperous 'if they find It parked in an isolated street. The strategy behind this ppllcy Is not so much anti-American 'as to make Americans anti-French. American tourists visiting France this summer should bear this in mind, They should also bear in mind the fact that, if the Communists,. are .able io'stir up 11). will .between France andj-ihe:; United States, they will have taken an Important step toward thwarting the formation of a unified European nrmy-- an army which Moscow fears more than any other single postwar development. Incidentally, 'that's why Sen. Pat MvCarran of Nevada, while making a great fetish of tracking down alleged Communists with one hand, played right into the Communist lap with the other hand by curtailing U.S. propaganda abroad. , In .Alsace. » French friend told me he had listened to the. Moscow radio recently broadcasting an interview with an alleged. "Mr. iks" who hid "escaped" from Now York: . "And what did you do for recreation in America?" the Moscow interviewer asked. . "Oh, on Sunday," Mr. Iks replied, "We went to the lynchings." "Who did you lynch?" he was asked. "Mostly Negroes," was the reply. "Simie Jew? and some other people." ._ "How 1 many did you lynch?" the alleged refugee from America was asked. of '"About 10 every Sunday. Finally I got siul It," he continued. "I couldn't stand it an any mpre and had to come back to Russia.' Next d«y my French friend, who once had lived In New York and knew the t r u t h about lynchingj in thei U.S., made it n point to ask 10 leading citizens of the Alsaclan town about American lynchings. Eight replied there were a lot of lynchings in the U.S.A. and put the figure at about 200 yearly. They had been completely taken in by the Moscow radio, in part because we are doing little In combat ii. ·In France ?lone the Kremlin spends $125,000,000 on propagam'i nnminlly, which is more than the United States spends on propaganda for the entire world--thanks to the parsimonious pruning pf the senator from Nevada. * * * - Soviet propaganda has been so astute that Thcyll Do It Every Time I PUT IH 4 r»H,V OM.MOI-HJT reUrOS'-A^WlwSr osrxorr OMBRLCMDff TWS The New Washington Skyline many Frenchmen' actually believe the United States Is dropping germs over Korea. In genera!, the Korean war Is greatly misunderstood here. For Instance, when Lord Ismay's new NATO headquarters were being opened in Paris last week, two charwomen cleaning up his offices remarked: "I suppose the Americans are going to bring us war now." "Who do you.think started the Korean war?" asked a French official working at NATO. "Oh, u'e don't know, but Americans have -dropped plenty of disease bugs on them," replied the cleaning women. "What makes you say that?" asked the Frenchman. "We've seen the pictures," was their amazing reply, While the United States has many friends in France, especially among the more intelligent classes, the unfortunate fact remains that Communist propaganda here has made terrific inroads. Bevnett Story plot suggested by Charles Morton: a polite but cold-blooded killer is apprehended by the authorities, put to death in the electric chair, and consigned forthwith to the nethermost circle of Keil. The devil in charge here looks over the new arrival with a certain amount of respect and says, "Won't you have a chair?" "No thanks," says the always-correct felon with alacrity, "I've been sitting down all morning." * *. * A publisher's wife told Irving Hoffman, "It's not true that I married a millionaire. I made him one." "What was he before you married him?" asked Irving, The wife answered, "A multi-millionaire." * + * In a "Battle of the Sexes" radio broadcast, a female contestant was asked, "Is your husband a bookworm?" "No, sir," she answered emphati- cally, "Just an ordinary one." .*· * * A political broadcast in Prague, says Variety, ended in wild cheers from the studio audience, followed by puzzling cries, of ."goa|!". Next day the station manager apologized (before being carted off by the secret police), it seems the studio engineer had planned the usual "ovation". by getting a record from the files that carried the sound of prolonged applause.. . . . ', Unforunately he-'made a slight mistake and selected one taken-frpm the broadcastVf a soccer game between Hungary and Czechoslovakia. ' ' " * * * '. '" Overheard by Jim Henaghan: "The best way to get rid of a noise in your car if to let her drive." Reminds me of the movie queen in the ritzy convertible in Beverly Hills who thrust out her left hand to Indicate a turn and'tipped over the whole car. She had forgotten to remove her diamond ring! Questions And Answers S--To what extent did family income? rise in 1950? . '.. . ' A--The average family income rose to $5,109 in 1850, topping the $5,000 mark for the first time in history, according to the Department of Commerce. Q--Which of the Spodes made the finest porcelain ware? A--Josiah Spode, son of the founder, mad? most of the finest ware that bears tht Spode name. Q--Are records kept of presidential cabinet meetings? " . ' . ' ' . A--No official records, are kept of what is said at the meetings. ' ' Q--What is the "legend about why th? robin's breast is red? ' ' A--The robin mercifully picked a thorn from the crown of Christ. As the bird carried it in his heak, the blood dropped to its breast, dyeing it red. THE STOnYl Prlvntr Drtertltr Crotff Kendall him hrrn retained In iirtrrat the elnpemeBt nf Mar- llrt, MutivnrtB frith aa ex-nreafler rallrd chief' itlK Rear. After an miftucreaiflil attempt to tee the ex~**re.atler af ·!· iKjainaalam--· whleh prove* to he a women'* B7m--Oenrn* ROei Ifl hi* hnme ad- tlreitx. Thr nllrged fnrtnne hanter IN not at home, hat George ateeta · n nttrarltre TnHHg woman -*h* hn» an nnnrlinrat Aa the anmc floor, she d!»clfl«e» thnt DlK Bear 1 ! real aame Ii Max Arno. » · * X CO Chief Big Bear was Max Arno " in private life. That cleared up one point. The young woman standing in the doorway facinf George Kendall seemed to know a lot about Chief, or Max. whatever he was called. Who was the girl? . "I saw two names downstairs b; the doorbell, but I didn't think they were on*, person," George said. "I thought you were a friend ol his." A gtfarn of suspicion seamed to (lash frorn her eyef. "Did you want to see him abput anything special?" ' . "Well, I guess you'd call It special." George considered asking a man to give up pursuit of an heir' ess far from an everyday occur' rcnce, "Why don't you go into Max's place and wait," she said, "He should he home sonn. He has morning class BT his gymnasium." She crossed the hallway, turned the knob and opened the door tor George to enter. "Go in , nnd sit down," she pointed to the living room. "Make yourself comfortable. I'll join you in a minute." George went Into the living room of the apartment, He looked around the room. No wlqwam could compare with this. It re fleeted elegance and expensive aites from wall to wall. Max bad certainly done all right with wlut- i he dirt all right with, Nofh- n« had been overlooked, i The divan and chairs were a I rich, lipstick red, The rug was of a contrasting gray. Paintings lined the walls and the drapes which covered the windows ware patterned with roses against a gray background and the effect had been speckled with gold flake. The blonde end tables were tailored to weird, sweeping arcs and the glass-covered cocktail table was laden with the finest liquor that money could buy. "Well, why don't you sit down? The girl returned from her apartment. George whirled around. "Is there something frightening about me?" the girl asked. ' · · · ITE saw that she was wearing a ij - fresh coat of lipstick and hi! nose caught the fragrance of lilac perfume. "No. it's j u s t that I didn't hear you coming." "You seem kind of nervous,' she observed. "Would you like a drink?" The girl seemed to have the run of things. "That would suit me just fine,' he said. "I'm not much of a hand at this," she said, lifting the decanter, ''but If you don't have ulcers 1 think you'll be able to see It throush." "I'm sure ol it," he said. She handed him his drink and he snt down on the divnn. Making herself a drink, she snt down beside him, nnd suddenly he felt uncomfortably warm. There was nothing bashful or naive about this girl, he thought. She just moves right in and sits down. "We'll have some music while we're waiting for Max," she said. 'Do you like Mario Lanza?" She reached over and turned on the record plnycr. '1 guess he's pretty good," Jeorge answered, sadly uninspired 'or conversation. He fumbled in lit coat pocket to clgnreti. "You have a nice place here." His voice was Mill feeble. "The credit |o»s to me. Max eavw the place in a mess every day. That's why 1 often come nvtr here and straighten it out .Tell me, did you ever play a saxophone? 1 * "The saxophone? No, whatever gave you that idea?" "You remind me a lot of a fellow 1 used to know. Of course, your nose is less dominant, and his eyes were hazel, but yours are--." She was close to him now, staring into his eyes and her hair brushed his cheek. '"Yours are more of a blue, so you couldn't rie he." George downed his drink. "You'll never become a successful alcoholic that way," she said. "Well it isn't my life ambition," he replied, "Tell me all about your ambitions." She leaned closer and the lilac fragrance haunted biro. ^ · · a TIE felt strange and uneasy. The girl was positively a vamp. She was confusing him, making him fluster and stutter, making him act as he had never acted before. "Do you think it's warm in here?" he uid, still uninspired for words. "I hadn't noticed." she answered. "Maybe it's Mario Lan». Can you dance?" She was changing the records. "A little," he said. "Good! Max is a winderfu] guy. but he's i wrestler,at heart and when I ein drag him on a dance floor, he'a about' as graceful as a tugboat C'mon, Junior, let's get hep!" "Are you crazy?" "It runs In the family. C'mon, you aren't tjolng to chicken out on me, are you?" She pouted her lips. "But I can't dance that well," he protested. The girl picked up a record and glanced at the title. She frowned and rejected it. "That's bogle. You wouldn't like that. Maybe you would rather have something sweet?" "1 till you-" "Here's Guy UttilwsJ*. Ceqw nn, Bit, Are you golAg ta fce to- clahle or not?" Ne sttrtM to lay «*, ktlt iKe took him by the haiH a«4 lulled hlAi M His feet tht m«v«d the cocktail ..bit «*M«.|M too*: Us hud. , . Mattel By JOSEPH M« STEWART ALfOP Washington--Democratic party politics, which have resembled nothing so much.as a barrel of eels for the last week, are again beginning to resume an intelligble pattern. It is a very queer pattern, to be sure, but at least one can guess where it may lead. A dominant figure in this pattern, curiously enough, is President Harry S. Truman. He was supposed to lose all his influence, accordingtO- the traditional rules, the moment he declared he would not. run again. As things have turned out, however, the president will probably have a considerable influence, and ne is planning to use it to the full. In brief, the president intends to do everything he can to get the Democratic candidacy of W. Averell Harriman off the ground. He has already gone infinitely further than President Roosevelt did, in the rather comparable time when he was seeking to promote [he candidacy of Harry L. Hopkins. Truman "will continue in the same vein. And he will be helped ?y the New York leaders who lave now made Harriman their favorite son, and by. the other northeastern chieftains who have jyen .left with nowhere else to go »y the defection of Gov. Adlai E. Stevenson of Illinois. But if the Harriman candidacy fails to develop popular appeal, ihd if the Republicans seem at all ikely to nominate Sen. Robert A. rift, the president can be expect- id to take a'new, look at his prob- em. In the event that. Gen. Jwjght D. Eisenhower is the Re- jublican choice, the president may veil be willing to'see Sen. Estes tefauver carry the Democratic standard, on the assumption that Cefauver will be beaten anyway. Jut Truman is known to think hat the election of' Kefauver will be a national tragedy, and to regard the election of Taft'as a na- ional catastrophe. Hence, if Taft is leading the Re- lUblican race and Harriman has lot put himself over, tho president will really have only two serious choices. Either he will have to n- verse his own decision not to run, or he will have to take the lead in reversing Adlal Stevenson's decision, seeking to draft the-Illinois governor by main force. ;.. Although ;Truman: has .been greatly angered by Stevenson's reluctance to become a candidate, the president is far more likely to swallow his irritation with Stevenson than to eat his own words about a third term. If he decides. to try to draft Stevenson, the president ought to command the active co-operation of the New York, N?w Jersey, ' Massachusots and niinpis delegations, which all share his views of the national party stiuation.' This would be just the beginning, and the beginning alone might well be enough to make the draft-Stevenson effort succeed at the Democratic convention. Harriman, meanwhile, is tacit. ling the business of being a presidential candidate with his customary earnestness and energy. His greatest problem is, very simply, that he has never learned to project in public his warm private personality. On only one recent occasion -- a celebration of the NATO anniversary here in Wash, iiigtori--has he overcome this difficulty. The NATO . celebrants who were largely high government dignitaries,, filled the town with talk of the Harriman speech for a good many days. It wat hoped that he would repeat this success at the New York dinner in his honor last week, Unfortunately, it seems to be the consensus of the politicians and observers that Hartiman's New York speech, while' every way admirable, did not light.the fire which was hoped' from it. Probably the trouble was that he tried too hard, for he is conscious of his peculiar problem, and he works over his major 'speeches so endlessly and painstakingly that he tends to go «tale before delivering them. In any case, it is generally agreed that the great triumph of the New York dinner was scored .by Governor ..Steven-con, the man who .had just, si id he could.npt "accept-the nomination Ciis $urhmer." . ' . ':.\ Stevenson was Harrimari's candidate until he withdrew, ifriirn the race,.and Harriman is fiow.'Stev- ehson's. Harriman has laid put an extensive .speaking program, and " it is entirely possible that ,he may hit his stride..somewhere.'along the way, beginning to 'perform once more as he did at.th'e.NATO · celebration. .In that' Case, the Harriman candidacy will 'have to be taken very seriously'indeed. Meanwhile, hdSvever, the astute Illinois national cpmmitteeman, Col 'Jacob Arvey, Is already preparing for the other conditions en- · vlsiened above -- narneiy'Harri- man not putting himself over, and Taft leading the Republican race. Arvey has/announced that he now -regard! -himself ; .i»'-free to gather delegates to elrajt 'Governor' Stevenson. He has ignored Stevenson's; protest., against- (his announcement. And: he has actually qrMned.. talks,;.'vfith^:1 Democratic leaders. He is finding » sympathetic audience, moreover, since Stevenson's New York appearance convinced the assembled Democrats" that the Illinois governor'was the man who can prevent their expulsion from the land of, milk and honey. Nonetheless, if 'General' Eisenhower '. is the Republican nominee, Stevenson will ; almost surely refuse even the most insistent drift. But if Taft is the opposition .choice, the.'Democratic · convention looks like being pretty interesting after all. ; -.: · I Dear Miss Dix: My husband is a university graduate with every appearance of a good background, but in reality his parents are the most uncultured people I have ever met. Their grammar . i s atrocious. This humiliates me beyond words, as many people have remarked how shocked they were when they met his parents. The parents themselves think-that because they educated their children, any girl is extremely fortunate to marry into the family. Now they live near us and drop in all the time. I'm constantly on pins and needles for fear some business associate of my husband may come in. I have suggested to my husband that he correct their English but he says it would hurt their feelings. Of course, he is so used .to it that he has no idea how humiliating it is to me., IRENE . Answer: Of all the unmitigated snobs I've encountered in a long time, you take first prize!' What you are actually suggesting is-that no one is'-entitled.to an education' unless his parents ..are of aristocratic back«;raund.v.';lf everyone felt like that, our "colleges and universities".could .close'.' their- doors. The people :who keep them open are .the parents:M'ho,-lacking the opportunity . ior.. education themselves, are...willing.to make any.sacrifice to see their children have advantages. . · · Thank God most children, anrl children-in-law, don't share your attitude. Most of them-look with respect and deep devotion, as apparently your: husband does, to the parents whose hard work bettered their offsprings' positions. Better Hide Your Attitude Your husband and his brothers have a fi»e background for which '· CONTINUED ON PAGE IWS Blonde Vocalist Answer to Previous Puzzle ROSKONTAL VERTICAL 1,6 TV vocalist with Vaughn Monroe 111 Bounded · 13 Infirm . . 114 Speaker i 15 Folds ': 16 Heart ' 17 Nautical · 19 Seine 20 New Zealand parrots S2 Perch. 23 Steamers ib.) · 24 Steps over ,' . fences 1 26 Promontory 27 Correlative of j neither ! 28 Lamprey 1 29 Aeriform fuel 30 Companion ; 31 Cast off 33 Matures .38 African worms 37 Encountered 38 Mythical birds 49 Cape In Massachusetts 41 Breast 43Pedaldlglt * 44 Native ^ American 41 She has made , ·-- pictures ' with Abbott «nd Coitello 41 Soften In tempv 41 Makts Into law HCuMcmtttt 1 Store of goods 2 Demigods 3 Biblical mountain 4SU11 . 5 Famous English school 6 Prison room 7 Dancing also is pf her accomplishments 8 Huge beings 9 Changes 10 Birds'homes 12 Expungers 13 Petty quarrel 18 Vigor 21 Sco.ches 23 Vendor 25 Btu-dcn 2« Kind of tide 28 Compendium 31 Verse form 32 Treat 33 Legal point 34 Announcement 35 Darts (coll.) 36 Dens 37 Mountain 39 Correct ' Judgment 41 Fatal miichlef 42 Single · (comb.'form) 45 Noun suffix 47 Slight flap

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