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Mtrtlptf t AriuttMi eotaun J«w it. im __... M Uw port o(ffc* »l rayttlttrlllt, Alfc, · fctood-CUM Mall Mautr. _ E. Qwfcart. V» T«l K. Writ*. Mltot ~ MEMBM OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESI Tb« Associated Frets it exclusively entitled to DM UM tot republlcalion of all n«wi dlspalches crtdltod to It or not otherwla* credited in this super and alto the locil news published herein. All rights ol republicitlon at special dai- satches herein ut also iwtrvtd. IUMCRIFT1ON HATH Mall ntct !· WMhlMlm. Xnlo*. llvtorm COIM- ttd Ark., »·! Adiir county. OSU*. ' fa n dm j '"·" .__,,._. fi M 'lo CTiWo*'otK*r'thJ.* ibovt: tHlh _ ---- ,,,.,,--. ...-I1.M ^; : ~:~r::::::::::::::::=JjS "All mull payabi* In advanc* M*mb« Audit Burun ft Circulation And he spake also a parable unto them; No man putteth a piece of a new garment upon an old; if other wine, then both the new maketh a rent, and the piece that was taken out of the new »greetn not with the old.--Luke 6:36 Stand For Integrity The Opelika Diily Newt of Opelika, A!*,, recently refuMd to be swayed by the "ultimatum" of an advertiser who demanded the withholding of a particular Hem of news as the price of his continued patronage. This service to the readers is commended by the Anniston, Ala, Star as "conforming to the hif hett principles of free American journalism and to good business practice." It isn't often that newspaper! are requested, or "told," ai apparently in this case, to leave something or other out of the newspaper or els*. But every now and then, unfortunately, somebody or other does get the Idea hi his head that he can dictate the.policies of the publication as to what should be or should not be printed. In the case In point, the Opelika newspaper wtnt ahead and printed the news item in question--it concerned the conviction of an Individual of driving an automobile while Intoxicated. As a result, the advertiser withdrew his advertising;. Said the News in an editorial: This advertiser, we hope, will soon return to the columns of thto newspaper. The Daily News management feels that advertising in the Daily News pays off. We don't consider an order for an ad as a gift or a favor. We regard advertising ·pace as merchandise that we have for sale, just as the merchant has hit stock-in- trade. "If there could have been any 'possible way to omit the name Involved in the charges, this advertiser's threat would have blocked it. How could a newspaper, under such circumstances, maintain its self-respect? "We don't make the news--we print it. (f a man is convicted of driving while intoxicated, that is clearly news . . . The Daily News has no personal srudfre to :ause it to report these cases. Like others, t feels a compulsion for those u n f o r t u n a t e ne» involved. In every case, we wish it lad not happened ..." Says the Anniston newspaper, in com- nenting on the case: "Carping critics who would destroy (he 'aith and trust in newspaixsrs--HR well as nost other basic American institutions-- 'ave raised this cry of economic servility 'or years.'We know of no single privately wned newspaper in these United States hat does not adhere steadfastly to its irinciples, and thus we are not surprised o learn that the Opelfka Daily News is ireserving the dignity and integrity of a 'ree press." As we said a little earlier in (his dis- ussion, not many people tnko it upon hemselves to seek to suppress informa- lon or to "order" publication of material n the basis of the "favors" done the news- taper in the past through the placing of dvertifcments in these columns. But to hose who occasionally may be tempted, he stand of the Onclikn Daily News should iretty well explain the situation from the Jew of the American free press. THE WASHINGTON Merry-Go-Round *l DREW rCAMON Wmhlmrton--I have made a firm resolve not to rit more pink peppermints--at lent not In the entrance of the Mayflower dlnlnc room. For, according to the testimony In the CUM of United States v« Charles Patrick Clark, had I not dallied to pick up a mint, 1 would not have been punched In the lobby of the Mayflower by the lobbyist for Franco Spain. I/et me slate here and now that I should have known better than to pick up a mint. Some years ago Rob Allen and 1 wrote a book in which one chapter wai entitled "Pink Peppermints and Protocol," in which we had some caustic things to lay about the gentlemen of the Stale Department. And If 1 was not smart enough to follow the advice I gave others about pink peppermints, then 1 suppose I deserved to be punched in the lobby, in the neck, or anywhere cite. Paradoxically, it was for defending the Slate Department, in a sense, thai I got punched. So far I have refrained from commenting on a matter that was before the court. Bui now lhat a jury bus given its verdlcl, perhaps 1 may be forgiven for making a few observations on how It feels to gel punched In Ihc lobby. * * * Quite frankly, II makes you feel like a fool. You stand Iherc kind of groggy. Sc:. r 2s nf people rush lo the doors of Ihc dining roon, io sre whal's happening. A man in front of you is shouting, gesticulating, jumping up and down. Olher people try In calm him down. You stand there, feeling foolish, not knowing what to do. If you rush in and tangle with him, you make it worse. If you don't rush in, the public will probably think you're scared. The only thing you definitely decide is that the next time anyone stops you in the Mayflower, you'll get your arm up first. All this takes a mailer of seconds. Ihough II seems like hours. You keep on feeling like a freak before a circus crowd, until finally, the lobbyist for Franco, still mutlcring. Is led away by the hotel detective. Thai's how II feels lo be punched In the lobby, and that's why I've resolved to give up peppermints. Because, according to court tcsli- mony. if I hadn't dropped behind my friends to pick up a mint, Lobbyist Clark would not have come bounding out of a telephone boolh to precipitate 1'affalr* Mayflower. * * * Now that I can comment on the mailer wilh propriety, I would like to make one point I wan not able to gel across to the jury because Judge Tom Scalley quite rightly ruled that my views and my columns were not relevant. That point Is that, In writing about Spain, I was not personally Interested in Lobbyist Clark. I was calling attention to a principle. Clark draws $75,000 a year from Franco to try to get money from the U.S. government, and obviously he tried to earn his pay. He even gets a bonus when he persuades Congress to grant more money for Spain. What I was chiefly writing sbout was not Clark but these two important principles: 1. Members of Congress who were used by Clark to secure cash for Franco and who in at least one case received money from Clark after making speeches In Congress urging support of Franco. When a congressman voles his conscience It's one thing. When he prostitutes his vote In return for money It's something the public has a right to know about. 2. Th« fact that U.S. foreign policy was bc- ln| directed by a paid lobbyist. Foreign policy is supposed to be directed by the president and the State Department, and in the case of Spain both 1 of them had taken a vigorous stand tgalnit money to Franco. Yet Congress, thanks in part to a skillful lobbyist, overrode the wishes of the cxecullve and voted $162,500,000 anyhow. When this happens, the question of how and why It happened Is important news which the taxpayers who must pay that money are entitled to know about. And It's a' newspaperman's duty to wrlle that news regardlesi of the physical risks or consequences. + * + This kind of news which Involves money passed between a lobbyist and a congressman is extremely difficult to write. II takes weeks and months of, work. It also Involves the risk of libel suiti. Even then you can sometimes be wrong. In the Clark case, T am certain 1 was not wrong. Clark. Incidentally, was given three opportunities lo explain his position before anything was written; while the two congressmen were also given an opportunity. Sometimes, despite careful checking, however, any newspaperman makes mistakes, and when this happens, I try to corrccl them. Recently, for initance, I reported lhal, al the Democratic convention in Chicago, Gov. John Battle of Virginia w«s privately critical of Democratic candidates anci said he was for Elsenhower. Governor Battle now states that he did not say he was for Eisenhower and did not criticize the Democratic candidates. I am delighted to make hit position clear. I also find that I erred in stating that Ray Springle of the Pittsburgh Posl-Gaz.ette received his Information on Justice Black's former membership in Ihe Ku Klux Klan from Frank Prince, a privale delective who had worker! for Republic Steel. I am now informed by Herbert Bayard Swope, who. as editor of the old New York World, first exposed the Klan, that he gave this information lo Sprigle, and I am glad lo set this straight. However, my statement that the attacks on They'll Do It Every Time ILA SOT O£ ATA THOUGHT WE SOUhM BUILD A LITTLE ·-- - AND TALKED WM IfJTO 6CNMS FOR TWO EXTRA ROOMS TWE NEW ABODE-- TOR THE WEEK ENOT rVHAT SHE GOT ftoUSE WITH The Only Method of Negotiation He Understudi Justice Black were unfair still slands. Bui to get back to i'affairc Charles Patrick Clark and the lobby of the Mayflower. Though it may be a good idea to send aid to the Spanish people, this should be decided by our properly constiluted aulhorilies--not a paid lobbyist. For, when it's pul across by a $75,000 lobbyist for the dictator who gets a $162,500,000 loan from Congress in return, then the executive hns lost its bargaining power in securing Spanish air and naval bases. For obviously the State Departmenl can't bargain for bases when Franco knows he can go over the Slate Department's head through his lobbyist and his friends in Washington and get what he wants anyway. That's the main reason why the Spanish bare negotiations have been bogged down ever since April. How Time Mies Thirty Yean Af« Today (Fayetteville Daily Democrat, August 6. 1922) Township and pounty candidates have been busy today making last minute calls on prospective voters. The Democratic county central commitlee announced all arranKemenls made for tomorrow's Democratic primary. Polls will open at 7 o'clock in the morning and will be kept open until 6 o'clock in the evening. Itineranl workmen are reporting work hard to find. Several who have been attracted here by hopes of apple picking have been unable to get anything to do and have had to apply for aid to various relict agencies. The closing down of several Industries during the coal shortage, late opening of canning factories and lack of cement wllh which to rln con.-rc-'i'j v.'ork on building and streets resulting' in turning off a number of cement workers have been faclors in Ihe local hard times marked by considerable unemployment. Twenty Years Ago Today Uaye.Ltvjiii! oauy uemocrat, AuRur.l 6, 1932) The Fayclteville office of Ihe Arkansas West- . ern Gas Company was host last evening at a watermelon festival on the border station lawn to employees from Rogers, Bentonville,. Stloam Springs and Fayetteville. Polls will open at 7 o'clock Tuesday morning for the Democratic primary and will remain open until 6 p. m. Returns will be brought by judges and clerks to the office of G. A. Hurst, secretary of the county central committee, and will be compiled as they are brought in. The office will be kept open throughout the night to receive returns and the public will be welcome. Ten Yean Ago Today (Northwcsl Arkansas Times, August 6, 1942) Arkansas' third annual high school All-Star football classic, arranged as a co-feature of the University summer coaching school, will be played in the North Little Rock senior high school stadium on Friday. The All-Star game, annually fealuring high school senior talent of the previous fall season, will climax the program arranged for Ihe coaching school which opens August 24. Invitations to appear in the game have been accepted by some 35 state prep school stars. Farm leases covering long periods to permit soil improvement, building repairs and maintenance and other long range advantages to both tenants and landlords are providig the answer to an old problem, it was stated by Judd M. Hudson, farm security supervisor of Washington County. Questions And Answers 0--Who Is called the father of English history? A--Bcde, the great scholar of Saxon England. His Ecclesiaslical Hislory of England is the source of almost all information on English history up to the year 731. Q--How much does the land usually slope in the middle course of a river? A--Usually no more than 10 feet, and often less than two feel, to the mile. I Can't Cry Now ly M4* McElfrttk ABRUPTLY, J o h n n y Jerome · turned his back on her. He , thrust a cup under Ihe coflcc tap iand drew it full. "Drink up. Miss ,Elmo." he said, shoving the coffee 'at her. "I haven'l any money with me, Johnny." She couldn't toll him she ran away from her house because Ishe was afraid. | Johnny Jerome said through a ,thm s a r c a s t i c grin, "Imagine, .'teacher without no nickel." He i pulled a pl.ittcr of sliced ham : from the icrbox and began laying Ihe slices into a hug_- skillet. Breakfast for the men from the .factory, Katy knew. Many of , them, perhaps even Ted, would islop here. She looked at her I watch; still nearly'lO minutes. "Johnny"--she 'ilcw idly at the steam--curling up from the coffee --"do you remember the night my brother and Mr, Murphy were killed?" "No:* Too quick, too hoarse--with fear? He's lying, Katy thought. "Were both you and Agnes working that night?" "No! No, I wasn't--but. .. What difference can it make now?" Johnny Jerome turned a bitter, defensive face toward her, "What difference docs it make--they're dead, Aggie's dead! Plcnsc, Miss Elmo, quit hounding me!" "I'm not hounding you, Johnny." Katy spoke quietly, only Ihe tightening of her hands on the thick coffee mug hinting at the desperation that sent her heart pounding. "You've got to help me, Johnny." Of their own accord, [Knty'x fingers fell awny from the reassuring warmth of the mug of coffee and curled into her nnlms. as if to escape. "I'm afraid, [Johnny. They think I killed your 'slilcr, but 1 didn't. You do bc- |llrv! me, don't you, Johnny?" "Sure, Ml» Elmo. Sure, I believe you." Hut he didn't look at her. He spoke too quickly and be didn't look at her. He doesnt believe me. As the boy turned back to his skillet of ham, beginning to sizzle and sputter and smell good, Katy knew for sure that he didn't believe her. Johnny must think Chris killed Link Murphy and it followed by tw'sied reasoning, Katy killed Agnes. She slipped off the stool, conscious of Major coming to his feet beside her. U was no use. Johnny Jerome was like everybody else. The factory whistle blew the end of the shift as she turned the corner. Katy ran but, in the resultant scramble of men leaving the plant and others going in for the day side, she missed Ted. With a mental sigh, she started the car. She couldn't go back to Marty's. All those men would stare at her and whisper--or maybe not even bother to lower their voices. She went back to Mrs. Ward's house. · · · T")AVE ARGUS had come and " gone, Emma Ward dutifully reported when Katy returned to the house. At Katy's question, Mrs. Ward added lhat "No, Dave wasn't mnd, exactly. More wound up, like--" "Like what?" K a t y pressed when the woman hcslltatcd. Emma Ward looked embarrassed. "Like he was--the night your brother was killed, Katy." Was killed! Thank you, Emma, oh thank youl "Did he say anything? Did he find anything?" 'Dave's not much for talking nbout clues until he knows what he's talking about. You know that, Katy." Katy nodded, "t know. But I thought perhaps -- never mind." She frowned, more at her own disappointment than at Emma's reproyal. "i went to meet Ted at Ihc factory, but I missed him." 1 lold n.vt I'd bet that's wbtft you'd gone." | Katy warmed under tn« knowing glance. "How did you know?" "Easy. Ted's your beau and be goes to Work at 7, when my Arthur gets off." Emma Ward smiled. "Easy as pie, Katy." "Ted got off at 7 this morning, too," Katy said. "He had to work the night trick, Mrs. Porter said." Katy thought of how Mrs. Porter called her "girlie" and giggled. "I'll call again, Ted can't.be in bed yet." "Call Dave first," Mrs. Ward suggested. "He wanted you to call as soon as you got back." · · * 1VODDINC, Katj went Into the liylng room, to the telephone. She gave the sheriffs office number to the operator--would she never forget it, since yesterday morning?--and waited for Dave Argus's deep, somehow reassuring, "Sheriff's office!" "Dave? You wanted me?" "Hey! That's not a fair question with 10 blocks of telephone wire between us, Katy." Katy could just see the gray eyes crinkling with fun, the lean craggy face wrinkled wilh laughter. "Dave, please! E m m a said you--" "Sis is wise In the ways of the heart. Ask Arthur." Then, with sudden seriousness, "Katy, you were right, your telephone wire was snipped. Very neatly. Very neatly, indeed, with my alert superior and Deputy Scott practically looking on." The muffled roar would be Sheriff I/edbettcr. "Katy? Are you still with me?" Katy wet her lips, suddenly as dry as her mouth and throat felt. "I--I wish I were," she said weakly. The wires had been cut with Sheriff Lcdbetter and Deputy Scott on guard. She asked, "Were they there all night, Dave?" If two men guarded her last night --If they were guarding and not watching--"Dave"--even to h«r own ears her voice sounded flat, hopeless--"Dave, \htf didn't se* anyone?" They didn't see anyone," Davt Argus told her. He added, "Deputy DonneU Is nut at your claci now, Katy, m H's s*ft for you to go home if you want to." (T* sV dMan*4) Today and Tomorrow By WALTEB UrrMANN Although we shall no doubt hear plenty about foreign policy during the campaign, we chail find, 1 think, that the serious problems of our policy cannot be treated as partisan issues. The main controversy of the past 40 years was on whether we have vital interests across the ocean and whether we should make alliances to defend them. For Eisenhower and Stevenson that controversy is over. They agree, and on the fundamentals of the new American policy there can be no more argument between them than -- let us uy -- on the fundamentals of that older American policy, the Monroe Doctrine. But while the fundamental policy is now settled, its administration presents very difficult problems. A policy of alliances is no- toriousy difficult to conduct, and we have had only a very short experience. It is a mere 10 years since we entered the war time alliance. It is only five-years since we committed ourselves in the Truman Doctrine to the formation of a global coalition to "contain" the expansion of the Soviet orbit. But though our experience with alliances is short, it has already been wide and varied. Some things can be learned, at least tentatively, from ouc successes and our failures. One lesson is, 1 believe, quite plain. It is that alliances should not be generalized but particularized; that making an alliance should be treated like going into a business partnership, as something to be done prudently and not cheaply. We had tended to think that since alliances are necessary, we cannot have too many of them. That, of course, is not true. An alliance is like a chain. It is not made stronger by sdaing links to it. A great power, like the United States, gains no advantage and it loses prestige by offering, indeed peddling, its alliances to all and sundry. An alliance should be hard diplomatic currency, valuable and hard to g-et, and not inflationary paper from the mimeograph machine in the State Department. A great power like the United States can, and should, cover with its guarantee many countries with which it would be unnecessary or unwise to make an alliance. One of the counsequences of making unnecessary alliances is to depreciate the necessary and valuable alliances. For the inclusion of weak and unwilling states in an alliance merely increases the lia- bilities of the stronger ftatei. It is in Asia, rather than in Europe, that we are doing ourwlvei the most harm by trying to bring non-Communists governments into our alliance. When we lay, as we like so often to say, thai every government must choose between the U. S. S. R. and ourselves, that in this great struggle there can be no middle or neutral, no separate and independent position, we are unwittingly playing th» Soviet game. For all over Asia thert is a profound revolution in progress against the old native regimes and against the Western domination. Virtually everywhere the two objectives of the revolutions In Asia are inseparably connected. When we insist on an alliance, rather than on neutrality and independence, we become identified with the old regime. And our alliances, our military missions, even our Point Four aid, are regarded as an effort to continue in a new form the old Western Imperialism. Because of this there is, I believe, no future for us in Asia unless we can win the confidence of the national revolution. We cannot expect to do that unless we respect and encourage their right to prove their independence. One way to prove it is not to become the very junior partner of any great power. It is, I believe, folly on our part to create a dilemma, to say that the only alternative to Soviet imperialism Is an alliance with the United States. For then, when the ol* regime of the Farouks and the Qavams is overthrown, we are, so to speak, overthrown with them. We draw down upon ourselves the odium of a past that we had no responsibility for. It would be ever so much wiser to say to the countries of Asia, particularly to those where a revolution against the old regime is in progress but is not yet completed, that we will support, and indeed guarantee, their neutrality against Soviet aggression -- and on the other hand, that we shall regard it as an unfriendly act if thej; themselves abandon their neutrality and adhere to the Soviet orbit. Then instead of asking them all to join us, we shall be content with their not joining the Soviets. This is, I know, supposed by many to be naive and unpracticil. But I wonder whether it is as naive and unpractical as hoping to make military allies out of the Shah of Persia and the King of Egypt. Dorothy Dix Dear Miss Dix: 1 have been engaged since Chrislmas, but my nother won't let me out more than hree nights a week. My boy riend does not like the idea at all, and is getting the idea that my parents are trying to break us up. Answer: The number of nights you should be permitted out de- tends on so many things that an ·bitrary answer is difficult. Are ou still in school ? Do you work, nd would more than three nights ut a week interfere with the re- uired amount of rest? Unless ou stay at home doing nothing, ou surely need a good amount of leep, and a more generous dating schedule than the one you enjoy vould be definitely injurious to bur health. Three nights a week seems to me to be ample daling ime. Dear Miss Dix: The custom in ur town is that, after a date, the »y comes to girl's house for about n hour. How can I entertain him ·hen I have no television, phono- raph or records, and an uncoop- rative family? l ' PAT Answer: If there is one quality the parents of an adolescent girl (or boy) should have, it's the awareness of the youngster's need for a social life in which she can feel secure and poised. The best way to cultivale this asset is to permit the girl to have her friends in the house, and make available every possible means of entertainment. Hospitality may be simple, but it should be genuine. Your parents should be made to realize either by you, or by some mutual friend or older person, that you have this need and it should be gratified. Your younger sisters and brothers should either help wilh thb entertaining or make themselves scarce. Nothing is so disconcerting to a young man as a group of gaping young fry with nothing to say. For entertainment you might play a game or two, work a puzzle or discuss school activities. Lemonade and cookies weuld provide simple refreshments, and the young man could even be drafted into the kitchen to make the lemonade. For many years, mammoth tusks found in the Arctic regions of Russia, furnished a source of ivory. 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