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August 25, 1952

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(AS M, IH1 Arkanaaa (Stntffl P»m«CT«sl PUBLISHING COMPANY fulbrljht. PtetMenl Fxuded June 14. 1MO Entered H the pott office «t Fayettevllle, Ar«.. «i Second-Class Mall Matter. Sea* E. GearharL Vlri Pm.-2entral Maaifet Ted K. W T U«. Edtlet _ . MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press Is exclusively eniitled to the ; use for republlcallon of ull nuw dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited !n this piper and also tho local news published herein. All rights of republlcftion of special dispatches herein are alsu iiiscrved. _ BUBSCBUTION RATI3 Ptr Wec« ....... ....................... "· (by currier) MaU i-elli In WMhlnslon. BtnlOB. UadllMi coun- ttti- Avk. ond Adulr coun:jr. Osla. OM »on1li ............................... -- ...... · JJJ 2 ii»t mrnlhj ...... ..................... ----- ·-" "82 * mootlH ........ _ ............. ................. JJ-J; O M «,, , .. ..... _______________ M*o tufl ii counUti oilwr thut ibova: O« monlb ............................... i ----- {J-JJ T4rw monlbi ,, ......................... - ......... {;{· Hi nonuu .................. --- ,- ................ J'" On* YMr - - ________ - ______________ I B M "All mill piyiblt In advance _ Member Audit BufMtl M CIlCTiatton Keep the s»bb«th day to sanctify it, as the Lord thy God hath commanded thee. -- Deuteronomy 6:12 Reward Is Merited Every now and then we hear of a bus company, or n trucking firm; or some oth- er'business which uses iin extensive amount of transportation eautpment, iriv- insr gome member of Its staff nn award for a large number of a'ccldent-frce miles of travel. And we think it is a good thing. In truwe days, traffic beinc what it is, the man or woman who spends a larjje part of his or her time behind the wheel of a car or truck deserves commendation for put- tinp thousands of miles of driving behind without art accident to mar a perfect record. Not long ago there was mention in the nation's press of a Email airplane darting down out of the sky to spot a particular motorist driving along a highway. At the next town the driver was stopned by police, who proceeded, much to the driver's relief *rid astonishment, to pin a medpl on him for careful di'iving. The State Police had need the plane to watch the traffic nfluation, and noted that this driver was obeying all the rules of the road, was being courteous and was, to their way of thinking, deserving of credit. So he got a medal; This sort of thing should have more common practice throughout the country. Often, under present conditions, It ts considered smart to be nble to disobey traffic rules and get away with it. In this case, th«j. police pointed up the real state of «f- faifs--that the man who handles his car in the safest, wisest fasHon is the one who deserves a reward. As one writer put it recently: "Sonic- how we've gotten sidetracked into thinking "iat traffic luws are something it's smart to beat--like betting on horses and winning, or not payhig your county tax. It's that attitude which must be changed if we hope tu save some of the more than 30,000 lives which are lost in traffic accidents each year. Just saying "Don't do this «nd don't do that" isn't enough as the records show." A switch to the positive might not be a bad idea. The offer of a reward to the man or the woman judged the safest, sanest, best driver in town, in the county, might not be amiss. The award could be offered by the Safety Council, or the Chamber of Commerce or any one of a dozen or more organizations right here in our community. After all, the person who pilots a ve- hfcle about these days without so much as a scraped fender or a ticket for oyerpark- ing or several narrow escapes which have his" passengers gasping, is enough out of the ordinary to deserve some kind of recognition which might remind all of us that careful driving is possible. Some prisons give himates the latest news by radio. Maybe it miikes them more satisfied to stay put. Colonel McCormick, opposing both Eisenhower and Stevenson, proposes a third party and endorses McCarthy. And likely both candidates would prefer the latter on somebody else's team. THE WASHINGTON Merry- Go-Round Br PEABSON (While Drew Pearson is on a brief vacation, the Washington Mcrry-Go-Round It bclni written by several distinguished guest columnists, today's being Sen. Francis Case, Republican, South Dakota.) Cusler, S. D,--In his "Predictions of things to come" June 20. Drew Pearson spoke of "a discovery more important than the atomic b o m b " . . . "While the nation is worrying about the weather and politicians arc pulling wires," he said, "Congress passed an unnoticed bill Thursday, authorizing $2 million to transform sea water into fresh water . . . To perfect an amazing discovery for making fresh water which will · transform the arid deserts of California and the Southwest and make these areas bloom like the rose. . . . 1 also predict this Invention when perfected will transform North Africa, Arabia and Australia to as to completely change the food problem of the world." The bill passed was a substitute which I offered In the Senate for a similar bill passed in the House on motion of Rep. Clare Ensle of California. Chief difference was that the revised bill provided for doing research by contract with Institutions already In the field, instead of establishing new government lab- oralorles. My interest In this subject developed out of an Interest in "rain-making" and water conservation in general. In the spring of 1951, three Senate committees held a joint hearing on bills which Senator Anderson of New Mexico and I had Introduced for research on "weather modification" and one which Senator O'Mahoney of Wyoming had on converting sea water. Wo found far greater private activity in "rain-making" than any of us had realized. Over 1,3 times as many acres were under contract for "cloud-seeding" operations in 1951 as were under irrigation. Sj we developed a modified bill (S. 2225). H proposed simply a National Advisory Committee to evaluate results in private efforts. The Senate passed the bill. A House committee reported it favorably, but it was objected to on the unanimous consent calendar. Both houses did, however, pass the bill to further research in the desalting of water. * * * Historically, the Department of the Interior through its Bureau of Reclamation has sought to store water from rainfall runoff, rivers and melting snow. These new lines of research seek (1) to make ««lty, mineralized water fit to drink and fit to use on soli and (2) to increase the fall of rain. Signing the desalting bill, President Truman said: "Success of this project can be of tremendous value to our coastal communities, to our Island possessions and to the whole world." Even that li understatement. On ships not having to carry fresh water, but needing only simple converter tanki, thousand! of tons can be saved for "paying cargo." Submarines powered with atomic energy will not even hive to "put In" for water. I, however, am not near the ocean. Many towns In tht West have difficulty finding food drinking water. The water Is alkali, hard, heavily mineralized. Some carries so much salt It ruins land for irrigation. Senator Watklns of Utah remarked, to me: "Just think what it would mean if we had a cheap way of making the Great Salt Lake drinkable and usable for industry or irrigation!" In my own state, two irrigation projects nre temporarily at a standstill because of fears that waters washing over salty soils collect too much mineral to put on tight, gumbo soils. We do not know whether the new Juda process can make water cheap enough for irrigation-but nn Indicated cost of $20 per acre foot (327,000 gallons) would mean cheap water for domestic, municipal or Industrial use. And when one thinks of cities near the ocean like San Diego and Los Angeles, of new island responsibilities in the midst of salty oceans, and of great deserts where even a limited amount of garden irrigation would relieve severe economic pressures, one realizes that Drew Pearson's prediction may have been a very conservative statement. Caveman fought bushman for food. Sioux fought Cheyenne for buffalo hunting grounds. Cattlemen fought sheepmen for range and water holes. Germans were told they must fight for "lebensraum." Today, Japan's "pressure of population" is said to be the problem in "economic viability." If this program succeeds--and those closest to It do not admit any doubts--we may rewrite the "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" from "Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink" to "Water, water everywhere, and all you want to drink." If we do, world economics will be changed and tensions that now breed wars can give way to a policy of "Ivc and let live." + * * "Rain-maker" they called me a few years ago when I hired a plane and got a bold newspaperman to ride to the top of a cloud and toss out dry ice. The cloud "boiled up." To stay on top. the plane went from 12,000 to more than 18.000 feet. The cloud fluffed white on top, darkened below. In about 21 minutes raindrops splashed the face of the plane. Other clouds In the same area remained normal. Finally, the Increasingly heavy undcrpart Thcyll Do It Every Time --.--- By Jimmy Hatlo B-BUT,HEN«y- HASHIT CE COMPLIES THE ME 1 // C AUTD INSURANCE RATES HIT FRIEND TREMBLECHIhl THE WALLET HE BLEW HIS ROOF- ; TO HIK5 TUt RATES- o*y sLKSH LOOK HERE- VMYAMi WE HEMMIM6 AWO HAVNG CCWBWlES »RC. 8CTTCK HBCLCD THAU TORT LtTS SVC. THE PMIMTIFF [9500,000 AND THEfJ WC CAM AIL GO HOME MBS JURY FOKEMAM OM A CDLUSOM CASE MO WAMT6 TO OrVE AWAY -me , BULDIMQ Awaiting the Election Wind* of the cloud broke loose. Rain fell on a strip- five miles wide and 15 miles long. Ranchers exulted. One editor asked: "How lucky can a politician get?" But what our crude experiment did was "old stuff" 1 found out when Dr. Vincent Schaefer of General Electric and other scientists testified at Senate hearings. And I learned that we did not "make" rain. If anything, we merely got the mist particles In the cloud to run together, perhaps, in a fupcrcooled atmosphere, to form ice crystals which acts as a nuclei for other particles of moisture to gather, and finally to drop from sheer weight into a warmer atmosphere where they were raindrops. Every housewife "makes rain" one could say when she serves iced-tea on a hot, sticky day. The chill of the ice in the glass cools the air that touches the Rlass. The moisture in the air precipitates on the outside of the glass into drops. The glass does not leak--nor does it sweat. The "precipitation" comes from the surrounding air. The car driver who meets a heavy log often starts his windshield wiper. The mist on the glass runs together. Droplets becomes drops and drip off the rubber blade of the wiper. The one who breathes into a frosty atmosphere makes a cloud you can see. He says: "See my breath." You see the frozen mist from the moisture he has expelled. * * * The open secret of "rain-making" J» simply to find ways to get the mist in the clouds to run into droplets or frozen crystals and then into heavy drops that will fall. Changes in temperature, violent wind--all these help. Silver iodine, most commonly used, reduces the cold requirement. But just how much help? What is the effect of "overseedlng"? How to gel rain where you want it, when you want it? How to keep It off the picknickers and yet have it for parched crops or the dried-up reservoir? In the West, "perpetual s/inshine" organized to drive clouds away from ripening cherries when anxious wheat growers seeded the clouds for rain to fill the wheat kernels. What military commander would not like to know 'how to create a quagmire of mud for his opponent or how to lift an overcast from his landing strips? The importance in national defense of more knowledge In this field ii bjeyond exaggeration. To find out "who Is doing what, and under what conditions and with what results" was the aim of S. 2220. We will renew our efforts for its passage next January. A Questions And Answers Q--In what language does Sholem Asch write? A--The author has written most of his works in Yiddish. Though he has occasionally written in English, Asch remains essentially a Yiddish writer whose works appear in translation. Q--Why do birds avoid the Dead Sea? A--Birds avoid the Dead Sea because it contains no fish, and little plant life can grow because of the saltiness of the water. Q--What motion picture marks the founding of the modern film? A--"The Birth of a Nation," filmed in 1915. . Q--What invention in 1481 made possible the building of modern canals? A--The canal lock. The !-ck ir.:ic !'. ~;;fW? lor canals to run through land of various levels. Italy and Holland both claim to have been thte site of thte first canal lock. Q--How do some trees protect themselves from heat and cold? A--The eucalyptus holds its pointed leaves straight upward, with only the tips facing the sun. The manihot rubber tree droops each large leaf as noon approaches, and then folds it together like a tightly rolled umbrella. The black locust, with leaves of many leaflets, partly folds them on cold rainy days and at night to shut out chilly air. Br E6w G. Robin ? IB» * HIA !·*». he. THE STOUT, I) l tte rra .f ·hnraeleftM « · r r I · K «·" «»d ten* IlKklii. »4 l.n.lme Hr.llrj l» «·- l» lo fc* mmrrttt la Hurry Wen- Inn. l,*«Ue hope* Ibal llurrr will lei krr r«ntln*c with her «rt ·ladle* aflrr wmrrlnKe. DHI llnrrr IklnK* rarcr» tor ««···£· ftrr !·- frmtttvml. · * · H ALTHOUGH it was rather late "· when Harry W c s t o n left, Louise Bentley did not go straight to bed. . She sat down on the floor and · pressed her face against the smooth ii coldness of her hope chest. It was la beautiful cedar chest that had She laid the set aside and drew out another. "I'm sorry I put so much yellow into this set. It's the finest one I have. I didn't know when 1 embroidered it that yellow doesn't wash so well. 1 thought it looked bright and cheerful. Perhaps if I wash all these myself, the yellow won't run." /~}NE after another she drew out her doilies, some embroidered, others edged deep with lace. "How did I ever find time to do so much," she wondered. "But, my goodness, I suppose it's 10 years since I began to work for my hope chest." ! She looked back almost wistful)/ to the little girl of 12 who had put away her dolls and started so innocently to prepare for the duties of her womanhood. Underneath the table linen was her fine nainsook underwear. This had all been made by hand. Patiently and lovingly she had made the French scarm and sewed on the lace--a row of Insertion, a row of beading, and · row of edging. Through the beading she had run white satin ribbon. She had used while for each dainty set Some girls WPIO using pink or blue ribbon thnf showed through their fine white batiste b l o u s e s , but this Louise did not like--calling attention to their underwear. It offended her modetty. Slowly the b e g a n to lay the dered with her Initials and edged j things back In the chest She wat with crocheted lace. Her tnblt tin-1 conscious of a feeling of depret- en, too, was embroidered. She slon and hurried to put them away, i drew out act after set of dollies 1 trying not to think any more about i and teacloths with varying dtilgns | the future. At last the cheat was ; worked In gay color*. | full and she mapped the lock with i "I don't know," sh4 murmured.j.i smile that ended itranftly'in · }The holly pattern i« pretty dark:sob. she threw her arms across [for · while btckgtound. And yet! the chest and tenderly kitted the jit It th-lking--wltn red candles-I and the red tea service of mother's I that the said «he would give me-I (ueM it will he all right. 1 * served her mother, too, when j mother was a bride. ! "I don't care how late it is," I Louise muttered. "I'm going to : look at my things." i She pulled the chest out a little way from the wall, just as her ! mother's voice called to her from the front room. "Don't stay up too late, dear. It's after 11 o'clock, you know." "Yes, mother." I'll go to bed soon, would not disturb Then she returned She t i p t o e d to the door and closed it softly, so that the light her mother, to the hope chest and almost reverently lifted the lid. She stared down at the aoft, neat piles of linen. Louise knelt down beside the chest and began to touch her treasures lovingly. She had a goodly store of fine llnon iheets and pillow cases which she had ernbrol- polished wood. "I won't open you again," aha whispered, "until I'm-- a wlfel" In the aunnjr P*rlor of her Bfw house, after she became a wife, Louise was entertaining friends at tea. She was at home on Thursdays. She sat primly on a stiffly upholstered chair near the window and exchanged coaunonplaces with two other brides. * · · r THEY were all very dignified, feeling keenly the importance and responsibility of their position as young matrons. After they had gossiped for a while, Louise invited them into the back parlor for refreshments. Over the deli- cioui tea and cake their still exuberant (irliinnesi could no longer bear the restraints of company manners, and the three brides began to exchange confidencts about their housekeeping problems. "You know, Cecile has a maid," said Josle Brown, "and she doesn't get up in the morning. She has a tny In bed. I don't think that's right I wouldn't think it was fair Co my husband to be so lazy, even if I had a maid," "Well, C e c i l e ' s mother was French," Louise said. "They do that sort of thing over there, of course." "I don't suppose you'll have time for your art work now, Louise, will you?" Sadie Gibson's question was mildly spiteful. She had always thought Louise was very stuck-up about that old art achool of hera. How any nice girl could want to mess around with I lot of horrid, smelly, sticky palnta, she didn't sc She had :un In to see Louise one day before her marriage and had found her in a big apron all covered with daubs of paint She wu putting more daubs of paint on a canvas and making the awfultst, most mean- inglew mess out of It all. And Louise was so wrapped up In it, the had hardly paid any attention to Sadie and had thowtd In just the rudett way that the wished Sadie would (o aw»y and leave her to htr painting. "Yee, your housework will take up 111 your time, I KUMI, won't it, Loulte?" Thli was from Josie, Jotto wat quite unawire of the malldout plu'ture Sadie wat taking from the altiiatlon, but Loulae ~ It Iniuntly. Washington--As one of thei reporters leaves Washington tc cover the campaign, it is perhap permissible to take stock of thi campaign's true meaning. Maybe it is heretical to cay so, but thi, meaning is emphatically not con veyed by any of the current slogans--"It's time for a change"-"Don't let them take it away"-and so on. Halting bureaucratic encroachment, cleaning up the mess in Washington, conserving socia gains and the other things candidates talk about in campaign time are no doubt very important, But they are not nearly as important as the survival of this republic, which will be the duel problem of the next president of the United States. In two previous reports in this space, an attempt has teen made to suggest why the survival of this republic may be a more pressing- problem for the next president than for any of his pre- iecessors, even including Abraham Lincoln. One is tempted to continue the documentation. Take, for instance, the problem of Korea, or "Truman's war," as some of the Republicans call it. If we had not answered the aggressive challenge in Korea, the whole of the Far East and a good part of Europe as well would undoubtedly be in Communist hands today. But although this horrible alternative has been avoided, the alternatives which now confront us are far from attractive. We cannot resume the offensive in Korea, because our nalolnal strength is not sufficient. We cannot build greater national strength without going- on a full-war basis. We cannot expect the enemy to sign a truce unless punishment makes it worth his while to do so. And we cannot sign a truce of surrender ourselves. Hence, we arc reduced for the present to such expedients as taking the prisoner- of-war issue into the United Na- ions, in hopes of getting some help from world opinion. This is not the kind of equation that any president is likely to enjoy solv- ng. Yet the Korean equation is easer to solve, or at least less fearful n its Implications, than the prob- em of the economic and political trains within the western alli- ince; or the problem of the pressures and other weak points on :he periphery suMi as Iran and Jndo-China; or above all, the problem of the world balance of military power. Who would wish to assume the Matter Of Fact BY JOSEPH AND STEWART ALSO? presidency at a time when the Soviet Union is rapidly acquiring the power to deliver a crippling atomic attack on this country, while this country is equally rapidly losing the power to retaliate in kind? What president would wish to order the tremendous emergency measures -- perhaps the total mobilization of the entire electronics Industry, for example --which may be needed to rebuild our air defenses and restore our effective striking power? What president would wish to reveal this new trend in our affairs to the country and the world? Such are the choices, nonetheless, which will unavoidably confront the next president. This alone gives quite sufficient meaning to this truly portentous campaign and to the election which will be its climax. But this is far from being all of this campaign's , meaning. The masters of a free society, after all, are the members of the society -- the people, the electorate, or what you will. By the same token, the efficient working of a free society wholly depends upon :he interest, the understanding, the degree of information of its masters. If the people do not understand the society's problems, if they are blind to its needs and unaware of its dangers, they will not support the measures that must be :aken to preserve and defend the society. That is our condition today. By a curious fault of leadership, a situation with a touch of nightmare in it has now been produced. The menaces, the dangers, the problems above-listed truly and demonslrably exist. They are not mere figments of lurid reportorial magination. They are there, and :hey cannot be wished away. But n some cases their existence has icon elaborately concealed, while n others their purport has not been explained. So that at this moment, if any one uses such a phrase as "the survival of this re- jubiic." he is suspected of mild lysteria. Leadership, leadership and more eadership is therefore the central need of this country -- leadership o acquaint the members of the American society with their true Ituation; leadership to point the best way out; leaderihipto organ- ze the ensuing effort. The mean- . ng of this campaign is that it will letermine what leadership Amerca will have. Dorothy Dix Dear Miss Dix: I'm a lady of 25 md have been dating a man of similar age, background, interests, religion and education. He is industrious, kind and congenial. His weakness is curiosity. Sometimes ! believe I'm in love and other imes I think I'm just fond of him. I have dated many young men, but feel that Ricky has meant the most to me. Could I lave true Iov«? Is it possible to t love? I am a deep thinker and have never allowed my heart to guide my emotions. I'm afraid of marriage. Cathleen Answer: Of course, the crux .of your whole problem is contained in the last sentence, "I'm agraid of marriage!" In a sense, most girls are probably afraid of marriage, but when the feeling is imbedded so deeply in the emotions that you cannot even face the thought, professional help is indicated. Your family doctor, or your minister, might be able to give concrete and workable advice. If they surrender, a psychiatrist should be consulted. Intellect Isn't Everything No matter how deep a thinker you are, the heart doesn't ask permission to guide or be guided. Sometimes it's a good thing if the intellect can keep tome control over the emotions, but woe betide the man or ··man who brags that the heart it subjugated at all times. Not for them the thrill of a handclasp, the joy of meeting, the sweet sorrow of parting. For them only the rational relegation of love to its proper place--or what they consider a proper place. Of tuch material is a neurotic made. You and Ricky certainly have all the assets of a perfect life together. His one'fault can be dismissed without worry; it's insignificant beside his manifold advantages. , Your own emotional immaturity is the stumbling block to a fine future. Invoke the assistance I have suggested, and you'll view Ricky in a much rosier light. The average range of human hearing is from about 20 to about 20,000 vibrations per second. Some primitive peoples kill all twins as soon as they are born because they repreient bad luck while others honor them as representing good luck. Icebergs of glacial origin frequently carry rocks and earth for considerable distance across th* sea as they float with ocean current and winds. 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