Artutuu dim*Â· r Â«ea4o4 J-a 14. It* JNHUH* OF THE AMOCIATBD -- __ TteAasocUted PrÂ«*i la exclusive* mUM I J o fee UM for rtpubllcatitm of all newi dlepatcbae endued 5 It or not otherwise credit* |n this SSJrand also the Vocal nev* **"Â«** lUl rUhtt of republkition at patehes herein are also iUMCKlPTIOK Memaat AaulU Bateau el OttÂ»Jai1eÂ« Favor is dÂ«cÂ«itful, and beauty Is vain: but a woman that fearelh the Lord shÂ« shall bÂ« praised,-- Proverbs 81 :SO -Â·* ' - -- -Petitions And Signers A debate foes on in our news off fee off and on as to whether any petition on any subject could be circulated and supported with sitmatures of thoÂ» ap- OnÂ« school of thought holds that all that '.* needed to get signatures on a petition, is that the petition be carried around and folks asked to sign their na'me*. Whatever the issue concerned, whatever the results might be If the petition were acknowledge and granted by some high power, there would be those willing to affix their names, these characters say. ' Some of the group don't believe this to be true, holding Instead that people sign only the petitions v/hich involve a princi-. pie In which they believe. It's an open question, but in reality It Isn't too difficult to get signers to petitions of all .sorts and varieties. '. In Lincoln, III., recently, a group of Mure than 500 persons got into some trouble by signing a petition. There. 575 citizen* nnd a lawyer may be jailed or fined for contempt of court. The defendants first ran afoul of the law after they signed a petition urging that State,'! Attorney Edwin C. Mills be replaced as prosecutor hi a. fraud case Â·gainst Vincent Jones, local justice of the peace. The petitions, backed by the Logan County Good Government Council, sought Mills' removal from the case on the ground that he and Jones were old pals. .Jones Is under indictment for perjury, embenlement and malfeasance on charges' he mishandled more than $2,000 in overweight truck fines. The petition sard Mills is a close per- aenal friend of Jones and could not be expected to prosecute impartially, and further charged that action against Jones had been delayed. " ; Circuit Judge Frank S. Sevan held the document in contempt on the grbunds that it was "odious" and "defamatory" against a member of the court. The judge excused 18 persons who said they signed the petitions without knowing what waa in them. Air of which leads us to believe that actually it is possible to get some people to sign petitions even though they don't know what is in them, and also to caution that. It I* certainly against the rules of good judgment to put your name on anything unless you are sure about what you are staling. The very fact that more than 500 Illinois residents are threatened with j r M sentences and court fines, regardless of the right or wrong of their intent, ihowe that a certain responsibility is accepted by everybody who signs his name to anything. This responsibility should be icceptabla to all those who sign up--nobody should let his name be used unless he knows just what it is being used for. '. . : * Happiness really consists of not being too doggone particular. , A lot of the highways seem to indicate that somebody thinks we're going to witch over completely to airplane travel. THE WASHINGTON Mtrry-Go-Round Br DeWW fSAMOM W*iUnito*~TlMM wtM (it with Adlal Bta- veoaeo fad HÂ»rry Â·. Truman during their eon- ferences this week My that the president's attitude, toward tht Democritle nominee wli that of Â· father toward a ilow-movutf tM itching to get the boy out Into bÂ»HlÂ». Truman was benign, gracious, and at far at he hlnuMlf waÂ» concerned, retiring. He told Stevenson that he awaited hit command, and the! It wai up to him, Stevenson, to call the thoti. The president never ihowed It, but thoee who know him well say that his feelings have been just a bit hurt that Stevenson considers It to Decenary to keep hl campaign divorced from the administration. For Instance, a big political rally In New Yrrk during the last two days of the campaign has been discussed, at which Stevenson and Senator Sparkman would speak along with President Truman and Vice President Berkley. However, the question also has arisen as to whether this would align Stevenson too closely with the president, and a decision Is still In abeyance. These are tome of the things that could cause friction between tht president and the man on whom his mantle may fall. So far, however, they haven't. * * * Governor Stevenson arrived 90 minutes late for his White House 'luncheon. Other members of the cabinet had stood around waiting, though the president with Secretsry of State Acheson and Ambassador Averell Harrlman did not arrive until Just before Stevenson. Harrlman Incidentally, did not look happy. Not only had he lost out at Chicago, but, Just a few days before, President Truman had told the press that he had never supported Harrlman for the nomination. Stevenson, apologising for his lateness, remarked: "Even In this mechanical age you can't depend on keeping appointments." Then, looking over the luncheon menu of liver and bacon, pineapple, orange ice, melon and coffee, he remarked to the president: "Do you provide couches for all the cabinet members after such an elaborate luncheon?" * * * "There wouldn't be enough couches to go around/ 1 the president fimlled. During the luncheon. Dean Acheson, in a genial mood, entertained the group with jokes; and about the only political question decided was tha'. the president would make his Labor Day speech In Milwaukee in the evening while Stevenson would make his Labor Day speech In Detroit In the morning. Thus they would get crack* at both the afternoon and morning newspapers. Toward the end of the luncheon, Stevenson, remarking that he had to watch his figure, said to the president: "The luncheon wit delicious but not conducive to the deprivations and discipline of a political campaign." After that Truman took Stevenson and Sparkman off for a 40-mlnute conference In the residence part nf the White House. * * * The White House staff and the Stevenson staff, meanwhile, had been lunching together. And after the private session between Truman, Stevenson and Sparkman, the two staffs, Including new Democratic Chairman Steohtn Mitchell and retiring Chairman Frank McKln- ney, joined the three In the executive offices. Out of these and other conferences there has gradually emerged a general pattern for the Democratic campaign. The big question nf whether the president will undertake a whistle stop tour haÂ« hMn decided, for the time being, In the negative. The president will take no extensive trips by train with rear-platform appearances. He will, however, make ipeeche* in some of the big Eastern cities, probably New York, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, while another trip to dedicate Hungry Horse Dam in Montana is contemplated. This would be by air, not train, and, after the dedication in Montana, the president would probably tour parts of .Oregon and Washington. The Stevenson schedule shapes up tentatively as follows: Trip No. 1 to th* Far West--would btfln about September 1 and conclude a|Kut September M. The governor would fly to Albuouerque, N. M.. Phoenix, Ariz., then Los Angeles for speeches. From Los Angelas, he would go by train along the California coast, stopping en route for rear-platform appearances as far as San Francisco. Then he would go by plane to Pertlan.1, Seattle, Butta, Mont.; then either to Soiae or Pocatello, Idaho, with a atop at Casper or Cheyenne, Wyo., another at Omaha, one In Iowa, and then back to Springfield. * * * Trip No. to the South--would begin about September 15 with stops at St. Louis, Oklahoma City, Dallas and Houston. From there, the governor would fly either to New Orleans or Miami, thence probably to Atlanta, then to Raleigh, N. C., near which some of his relatives live, then to Norfolk, VÂ«., then home via Louisville, Ky., and perhaps Evansvllle Ind. Trip No. 3 to the Industrial East--would begin In early October by train, with stops In Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, then up through New Jersey to Connecticut and Massachusetts. At Boston, the governor would leave his train, flying to Buffalo for a speech, then either to Detroit. Milwaukee or St. Paul, then home. Trip No. 4 to the West a second time--will PrheyH Do It Every Time Â·*-*Â».-Â·. By Jimmy Ratio The Big Stick AOMMY AUW5 WMTS Â·TU. CMD fS OOZlMO OFF aewfie SHE PUTS iHe STE W HIM-HE SA5 YES .JUST ID arr A Lime f TMIM6S WO* UtfT TO OTTO, WE'D 8E A LOW-ID" HE'S CD yOU THINK BCOUUJtMv Â·me POSCH CMOOSSD, *W CARPEDtJG? WE 00 NOD IT, XJO KNOW-. HE'U. COME TO TUC BUILDER Z-|-Z- L -^ TO/MC-aÂ«E- IS PUmrJ6 XNOTHER WIM60M THE HOUSE! HE'LL CLAIM ME , WWtt COHSU.TED.' MOM'Â« Â«fTT1Mc5 POP ID HirÂ»Â». Matter Of Fact BY J08EFH AND tTIWAKT ALSOF Washington -- Everybody knowingly, nowadays, that 'this depend on the political situation In California. It- time permits, however, Stevenson will fly to Los Angeles or San Diego, then return with stops In Silt Like City and Denver. Trip No. 5--may be a second tour through the Industrial Midwest of Indiana and Ohio to Welt Virginia. Final trip of the campaign will be to New York City with possible clops in other big cities of the Bait. The wind-up will be in New York with possible speeches by Truman and Barkley on the same night. * * * The briefing of Governor Stevenson which General Eisenhower complained about was given chiefly by Comdr. Martin D. Clausner of the Navy rather than General Bradley. Clausner told of latest developments in the Korean war, gave a few details regarding recent Air Force bombing, reported no progress in the truce talks this week, ind then gave a top-secret revelation about troop deployment. Aside from the latter, all he gave Stevenson could have been read in the newspapers. The Illinois governor asked no questions, listened intently. Most interesting bjicfing came from Gen. Bcedle Smith, chief of Central Intelligence, on the question of Iran. Secretary 'of State Achcson talked for two minutes on various diplomatic, hot spots around the world. Presidential Assistant Steclman also talked about the steel strike, most of which had been in the newspapers. His only significant statement was, "The next president will feel the effects of the steel strike more than the present administration." Bennett Cerf The famous opera star, Laurltz Melcholr, earned some of his earliest fees by singing at funeral ceremonies. One of his favorite songs on these sad occasions was the hymn by Grieg that ends, "The angels touched your forehead with a palm leaf." One time when Melchoir sang this song, a roar of laughter went up from the mourner's bench. Melchoir was puzzled at the time, but understood everything when he discovered later just how the deceased had made his exit from this vale of tears. A companion had hit him over the head with a beer bottle. * * * The advertising manager of a big Chicago daily has decided that women are like newspapers, reports Tide, and lists the following reasons to support his thesis: They have forms; they are made up; they have bold types; they always have the last word; they have great influence; they carry news wherever they go; they are much thinner than they used to be; and finally, every man should have one of his own and not borrow his neighbor's. The manager adds this postscript: Back numbers are not in demand. * * * A gawky new draftee from Tennessee suddenly recognized a fellow townsman across the parade field. The fact that the fellow townsman was sporting a first lieutenant's uniform didn't bother him for a second. He strolled over, whacked the officer on the back, and drawled, "Good to see you again, Joe, old felah. How goes it?" The lieutenant flushed with anger (fully a hundred other soldiers had enjoyed the incident) and told the draftee off In a three-minute oration that left nothing to anybody's Imagination. When he finally ran out of breath, the dradee, utterly unabashed, exclaimed, "Lawdy, Joe. If I'd a-knowed you was going to carry on like that, I'd never a-spoke to you at all." * * * When a beautiful Hollywood doll elopsd recently with a bald-headed department store executive, one writer in the MOM commissary asked, "What do you think persuaded her to do it?" Another answered, "She probably was under the Influence of mink." is going to be the first television election," but nobody seems to have thought out the Implications of this alarming statement. What can happen is suggested by recent news from the headquarters of Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower and Gov. Adlai E. Stevenson. In the Eisenhower headquar- ers, on the one hand, the New York gubernatorial election of 1950 is being studied with anxious attention. Eisenhower's exceed- ngly able press secretary, James iagerty, is borrowed from the staff of Gov. Thomas E. Dewey. Hagerty saw Dewey transform he New York contest by the first ruly inventive use of television ittempted by any of our high- ivel politicos. What Dewey did in his 1950 elecasts was, in effect, to ask the New York voters into his living oom for a nice, brisk chat about wlitics. The show was informal and varied. Sometimes Dewey answered questions. Sometimes he lave short talks on selected topics. Sometimes members of his staff were present, and sometimes Mrs. Dewey took part By common consent, these Dewey telecasts were one of the biggest factors in Dewey's comfortable majority when the votes were counted. The Eisenhower strategists are a s k i n g themselves, therefore, whether the general can do the same stunt that Dewey did, with the same success. They have one, great problem they long to solve. Thus far, the magic that was expected of Eisenhower before he doffed his uniform has been notably absent from all his formal, set speeches. But the magic has come through very nicely in most of his press conferences, in his pre convention get-togethers with Republican delegates, and in all other spontaneous, face-to-face meet- Ings. The advocates of an Eisenhower television show on the Dewey model argue that this is just the way to "bring the real Eisenhower" into the house of the voters. The more conventional political planners around the general reply that such a show could not be really spontaneous; that the magic might not work after all; and that the danger of bad fluffs would be very great. So far as is known, the point has not been decided. Meanwhile, at the strategy meeting to plan Stevenson's campaign in SoringfiGld this weekend, Questions And Answers Q--What was the salary of our first attorney general? . A--In 1789, the attorney general's salary was $1900 a year. |T AUR1I overheard her father I 1 1 the next day telling Mrs. Jenner that she had better save the Ub'.j scrape to teed to Steve's hunting dot Call. -Has Steve goner Laurie asked. Her father smiled as he went back to his troweling before he answered. -Decided all of a sudden he'd take a canoe trip down the river to Cairo. Been threatening to do It (or three or four summers now, but I dont know what icasne over him to make him jump Into It to sudden like." I -How long will he be gone?" It was silly to feel so deeoUle at [the thought of Steve's being gone. "A week, maybe longer." ! She walked the length of the garden, staring with unseeing eyes at the roee hedges. The turf was (like velvet and the smell of the jraeea like nectar. She came back (to where her father was. "Steve jwaa furious with me last night," she admitted, "but It wasn't my 'fault." : -Of course It wasn't your fault .that you fell asleep. Steve knew lUwt. But the thing he waa thlnk- llnf of, Laurie, was that It Mrs. yenner or someone had happened IM ate you leaving his house at Ithat hour oC the m o r n i n g , It --Mai nave looked very good. mu thinking of you. And hlm- He'a well Uked and re- jpacted here In RMieviUe, and you know how small tewns are. WeU, It don't suppose you do,* ; -He was probably afraid of what tain Crane might think* : -Mj dear child," her father saki. We Stood up, brushing the dirt from Ma hands and looking at her keen- lly. "Yeu s e v i d like a Jealous I'm Mt Jealeua ' Â·CaaaialeilM tke ted that you're leagued jreu seem siacularly In- |MiaaÂ«Ji to Mew's relaUonshlB . [__TÂ« aet, Bvt IN art M rtgki *Â· say tuch hateful things." "Just what did Steve say that Â·ou resented?" "He called me a nit-wit and a spoiled brat. He told me to go back to New York." "Hmmm." She could aee her 'ather's mouth twitch as he patted her shoulder. "Well, 1 nippose Steve was upaet When he comes back he'll have forgotten all about t and x will you, and you can go on being friends. Maybe this week I can keep you entertained." "No one needs to keep me enti talned," Laurie laid. "I love It icre. There's something real about t This Is the way people ought to live, close to things, like you and your flowers tor Instance, and he river, and going swimming and Ishing. I know I sound sort of incoherent. But I do love it/ 'I know what you mean, Laurie," ler father returned thoughtfully, 'but if you lived here year after year you'd miss / o u r cocktail parties and all that. Although Steve and Evelyn do get up to the city for all the good stage shews and sometimes the symphony concerts in the winter when the roadi are good. He has pretty cultured tastes." 'Steve's wonderful." It slipped out. She hadn't meant to say It at all. "Yes, he la." Her lather went back to his work. Â· Â· Â· HE week drafted. Laurie wheedled Mrs. Jennet Into trying to teach net now to coek Some of the thin* Laurie tried turned out pretty well and one dreadlul pie had to be throwa out She received a cablegram frent Fletcher In London that week. He missed her dreadfully, but was having an elecant time. There were letters Iran Mr nether tut Mark. They wondered what Laurie found to keep her ectupM la Â«K* a deed place. They wen iem| to la* Â·eulalÂ»i lot a tew ' lew York! It was another' wo'rM. r letcherl Someone she had known aeons ago. She had actually* run away from him. She was only now beginning to realize it And one ran away from things one didnt want to face. Had Steve run away rom her? Steve returned at the end of the week, more bronzed than ivcr, sad he seemed as glad to see Laurie as she was to sec him. He came up 'or dinner the first night he was tome and told all about the trip. Later he and Laurie sat on the front porch as though they had never spoken angry words to each other. He told her about the book he was writing. "Evelyn's typing each chapter as I get It finished. She thinks It sounds good. Of c o u r s e , she doesn't know a (real deal about the Civil War. She teaches home economics, you know." 'THE next day Laurie rummaged Â·*Â· In her father's library for books about the Civil War. It became Important all at once that she know something about It Steve waa interested In fly-tying too, and she found a book on that subject and tried to understand it She was falling In love with Steve Wysong. It should have been obvious to her from the beginning, but It hadn't been. It was so different from any other time she had thought herself In love. It wasn't kisses and moonlight and words. It was Just a confused, terrifying, painful longing every time she thought of Steve or was with him. This tune It waa real and sure and forever. And part of her confusion and pain lay In the tact that Steve behaved only friendly. Nothing more. The weeks went by swiftly. Ton swiftly. Laurie's lather ahowtil tome of his roaea an a lower ehaw at Capitol City and brought home acme blue riebtns. Sieve's bird doc Case had nippies. Evelyn Crane and Johnny came out to Steve's M4 Laurie and her fithir went Â«ewn to Join them (or a swim a wiener roast en the kig ttndber ky the swimming hole. And the* em day something Injaiensrl that changed everytauuj, *Â»! hom'a, head of the Democratic speakers' bureau, went out to Springfield with a plan already roughed out. Monroney's plan called for a weekly Stevenson telecast -- perhaps a 15-minute show every Monday evening- combining a.thort talk with answers to questions that voters send in. The idea, as !n the Dewey show of 1950, is to let the individual voter sit down, so to speak. with Adla! Stevenson, to meet him face to face, and hear him talk, informally and man to man. In point of fact, Stevenson has already proven his remarkable effectiveness on this sort of show in a televised report on state affairs which he made each month to the people of Illinois. The Stevenson television personality is considered one of the great Democratic assets, and not unreasonably; since he as even able to make such topics as safe driving both vivid and lively in his Illinois reports. A show which would cover the great national issues in the same manner and would put on at. an easy listening times each week until the elec- certainly seems to promise dividends for Stevenson. Again, however, there.are difficult questions still to be answered. The Democrats, for one thing, are much more short of cash than the Republicans. Even although the television time could be preempted from the networks, the networks will still have to be naid. Such a show as Senator Monroney has' in mind would need to be national in scope; and this one item in the Democratic budget mieht therefore run as high as S500.000 to $700,000. Again, so far as is -known, the Stevenson strategists have not yet Â· made un their minds' what to do. Nonetheless; 'the. central fact remains. Technology has already drastically altered the relation- Â· shin between politician and voter, and television is sure to change that relationship still more drastically. , The old-time rabble-rousers, like Bryan, could drug their audiences with eloquence precisely because there was no amplify- . ing equipment. The listeners had to listen if they wanted to hear it all. By being forced to pay continuous attention, the listeners lost themselves, and yielded their power of judgment. Radio, which brought in amplifiers, killed the old style rabble- rousers and gave Franklin Roosevelt his tremendous opportunity. a similar dcbat* is in progress. At Now television again offers, to the least one of the seven members of i first politician who uses it wisely, Stevenson's top campaign staff, I a national opportunity on a Roote- Sen. Mike Monroney of Okla- ' veltian scale. Dorothy Dix Dear Miss Dix: T am a 25-year- old divorcee with two young children. I am in love with a man two years my senior, whom I have known for almost twelve years. He seems to care a lot ior my sons, and has asked me to marry him. That seems like an ideal sit uation--yet, 1 am undecided. He has also been married before and 1 think ho still cares ior his cx- wifc, who lives in another state. He hasn't seen her for three years, but I know she is a beautiful girl, and I am quite plain. He never kisses me goodnight and has never told me he loves me. Of course, until last year our friendship was strictly platonic. When he asked me to marry him then I said no, because I couldn't imagine being his wife. During the past year I have learned to care for him. Recently he renewed his proposal and again I asked for more time. I simply am not sure that he cares for me. He is not demonstrative by nature, I know, but is considerate, kind and understanding. However I don't want to accept a proposal when I'm not sure of having my love returned. Confused Sally Answer: Certainly even an undemonstrative man who has asked a girl to marry him should show some signs of affection, even the most elementary one of kissing her goodnight after a date. Since he has proposed, you are entirely within the bounds of propriety to ask if he loves you, should he continue to withhold the information. When he brings up the subject of marriage again, tell him frankly that you tare for him and would like to marry him but are too unsure of his feelings toward you. A frank discussion of the problem will clarify many, if not all, oj its puzzling aspects. 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