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Kingsport Times (Newspaper) - September 5, 1952, Kingsport, Tennessee4 Friday sept. 5, 1952 Kingsport times an Independent democratic newspaper Meny go round Edson s column c. R. A Vudi or. Pull intr w. J. Meau uhe. Editor j. W. Wilt Central Mattir bulb bin Klidy executive editor 33m2 e. Mil kit strut. Al Belport Tina. Mirabin of Tai aug Elam Pren. Southern Kiwi Piper puff Githiri Asio Sutlon and till audit Bureau of circulation. An Ladiet extent democratic nov paper published each after noon in capt saturday and sunday. The aug coated Prill 1 entitled to the use Lor publication of All Newi Dup Atchee credited to it or not other lie credited in paper and aug the local Mai pub Libed herein. Entered at poet office in Sta port. Tenn. A second class mall matter october 17, under the act at March i i. National advert Etna represent aultes Shannon Ai inc., with of Leei to hew York Chicago Detroit Atlanta St. Lou i Kansas City Anielee and Laa Francisco. Subscription rate by mail first and second postal zones daily and sunday one year by Carrier daily and sunday one week 40c. Today s Bible thought and he did that which was right in the sight of the lord according to All that his father Amaziah had Kings times daily tonic nothing that Man Ever invents will absolve him from the Universal necessity of being Good As god is Good righteous As god is righteous and holy As god is Humphrey proposes senator Hubert Humphrey of Minne Sota must be trying to match senator William Langer s record As the pro Pounder of bizarre ideas. Senator Langer you know once proposed that one tenth of the roster of All big league base Ball clubs be crippled veterans because a one armed Man did succeed for a while As a ballplayer and another time he proposed that the Annapolis and West Point football teams play around the country rotating through All the states so that not just easterners could see the teams. Senator Humphrey is concerned Over the fact that the Cost of running for of fice is so heavy that Only Rich men or those backed by Rich men can afford to run for office. Of course the senator ran for office and he is not a Rich Man and As far As the Eye can see not backed by Rich men. But then he is an exceptional character. The senator thinks that the system Calls for a change. In spite of the corrupt practices act and other legislation it seems to the senator that there is Al together too much Chance that wealthy men and big business and special interests will put up Money and obligate an elected official to them. He thinks the present Laws Are something of a joke. The system of private contribution to Campaign chests is certainly not above reproach but it is a question whether the contributors would not Welcome some method which would make it impossible for them to make donations. Because while it is the popular Conception that big business men help finance a Campaign for selfish and evil motives it might come a lot closer to the truth that a great Many contributions Are made so As not to offend anyone. We know of men who contribute impartially to opposing candidates for that reason. Senator Humphrey has two propositions though Jit in t Clear whether he expects them to work together or separately. It is fair to say that he does not commit himself and rather asks might t it be a better idea it is also fair to assume that he regards both As Good ideas or he would hardly offer them for consideration. The first idea is that the government make available certain facilities such As mailing privileges radio and to time to All Bona fide candidates on an equal basis. The second idea is that the political parties raise funds by charging modest dues for the privilege of membership. The senator Points out that if everyone who voted in a presidential primary this year sent a Dollar to the party or Candi Date of his Choice there would be enough Money raised to finance campaigns with out putting the candidates under obligation to any financial contributor. The senator s propositions raise a Cloud of questions but the most obvious reaction is How does the senator Square this second proposition with his known outraged feelings about the poll tax in the South of course the senator would say there is a difference Between taxing a Man to vote and making him pay dues but the practical result in either caste is to make him pay for the privilege of voting. Moreover in states where one party dominates and nomination is tantamount to election the Lack of a Dol Lar would practically disfranchised the poor thus doing what the senator is one of the loudest denounces of when it comes to the poll tax. Perhaps the senator has in mind a Federal appropriation for Aid to voters to pay the Dollar for those who can t afford it. That would be logical. Just As logical As the government pay ing for All Campaign expenses for every body As in his first proposition. Presumably the mailing privilege would not Cost but the stuff to be mailed would have to be printed. Maybe the government could arrange to take care of that. Presumably too the government would pay for radio and Tele vision time after deciding who was a by Drew Pearson i had intended coming Back to the column ing business with a reverberating scoop on world affairs. But the truth is i have scarcely looked at a newspaper. My typewriter is unopened my bulging Brief Case untouched. Far removed from corruption so before i get Back to the grind of being the Tough hard boiled poker under the Politi Cal rocks looking for the Worms of corruption i Hope i May be forgiven if i say just a word about life with a Young Man who has scarcely heard the word corruption and who aside from influencing himself out of taking a Bath at night would t know what the word Means. Pleasant exhaustion it has been said that if a College athlete at tempted to follow the exact antics of a two year old in crawling walking running for one full Day he would be exhausted. My grandson is five not two and i am no College athlete. But i can attest that the above theory must be approximately Correct. For never have i had so much exercise never at the end of a vacation have i been so exhausted in need of the comparative peace of the political Arena where one merely badgers politicians and is called names by presidents. Nevertheless i would not have exchanged this two weeks for a dozen trips to the Adiron Dacks Maine or Alaska. For if you Ever want to relive your youth. If you Ever dream of the Birds nests you used to find the Trees you used to climb the Garter snakes you used to catch and take to sunday school to scare Little girls. The frogs legs you used to Fry in a Skillet out of doors. The streams you used to dam up to make a Waist High swimming Hole. The giant Hay loads you used to ride sitting Way up so High you got scratched by the branches As you came up the Lane to the barn. Or the baby rabbits you used to catch after the mowing had uncovered their nests in the Hayfield. If you have and want to recapture your youth then just take your grandson out on a farm for two weeks and All those memories will come crowding Back More vivid than Ever. And you la be so tired at night you won t lie awake thinking about the problems of the world. Beside the Potomac my two weeks were spent on a farm on the Banks of the Potomac where the Stone forts of the Union army once looked across at the Johnny res on the other Side in Virginia. The sharpened Trees that were pointed Down the Hill toward the River to keep the Johnny res from crossing Are gone now but some of the Stone ramparts still remain. And sitting near them in the Moonlight on those nights when i was not too exhausted even to sit i could almost see the ghosts of men Man Euver ing for position in the Shadow of the Oak Trees to that bloody futile War 90 years ago. The Potomac still flows on serenely in the Moonlight. The fish jump in the Moonlight. And if you toss a Pebble from the Cliff along Side our farm its Ripples spread out in the Moonlight As if no blood had Ever stained its if no War or fear of future War Ever ruffled its surface on the Way past Washington past the White House to the sea. I do not know How Many sons and grand sons have marched Forth to War As a result of decisions made on the Banks of the Potomac. I cannot predict How Many More May March in the future. I Only i am left with strict instructions on How to feed two that we of the present generation have a greater obligation than perhaps we realize. And if we can instill among our fellow men some of the love and Faith of Pur grandchildren if we can banish hate deception fear if we can truly remember the teaching a Little child shall Lead then the wars that have been fought along the Potomac and else where some Day May be no More. Friend of u. S. A. Retires this week one of the most democratic presidents in the Western whom the u. S. A. Can be extremely proud out of office. He is president Galo Plaza of Ecuador Only latin american executive born in the United states. He retired from office after serving the full four years of his term and being under the Constitution which he so strictly observed unable to succeed himself he did not run again. He also retired after a term in which there were no uprisings and Complete Freedom of speech and the press. He is one of Ecuador s few presidents who has not been thrown out by revolution. Plaza who studied at the University of Cali fornia and the University of Maryland Hopes to make a visit to the u. S. A., but for the most part he will live on his huge plateau Dairy farm where he owns about holsteins Many of them imported from Maryland or the Carnation farms near Seattle. Meanwhile it looks As if was in for some Stormy and unpleasant Polit Lial weather. New president j. M. Velasco Ibarra who held the presidency twice before and was ousted both times for making himself dictator has shown no signs of a changed political philosophy. In fact his Public statements since win Ning the election have even shocked some of his Loyal supporters. Having come five years voluntary exile in Argentina Velasco obviously has picked up some new ideas from dictator Peron. His Campaign speeches were studded with references to social foreign imperialists and the but what chiefly worries pro american ecuadorians is Velasco s Blind uncompromising opposition to everything accomplished or initiated by the Plaza regime. For example even the new civil service Law been condemned by the president elect As a sinister device for keep ing political appointees in their he has referred to the country s entire judicial system As a hotbed of corruption and army alienation meanwhile Velasco s top lieutenant has done a great Deal to alienate the officer corps of the which every ecuadorian government ultimately depends for survival. Or. Carlos j. Who ran the new chief executive s Campaign has been openly wooing the soldiery and snubbing the commissioned ranks. This is risky procedure for a Man slated to become minister of defense in the Velasco administration. In a country like Ecuador where the soldiery is made up almost entirely of two year conscripts political strength with the officers. U. S. Daily newspaper editors Are supporting Republican Dwight d. Eisenhower for the presidency by a ratio of four to one. But approximately one editor in six is supporting neither Eisenhower nor gov. Adlai Ste Venson the democratic Nomi Nee. The same majority of the editors believe that general Eisen Hower will win the election. An average of their predictions gives the Republican nominee a mar Gin of 31 electoral to 250. Two Hundred and six of the 531 electoral votes Are necessary for Victory. On the popular vote editors believe the Republican plurality will be a Little Over the average of their predictions is for a total Republican vote of As against a demo cratic vote of this would mean a total vote of Over in 1952. It would be considerably above the votes cast in 1948. But it would be considerably below the total vote hoped for. These Are the highlights of a poll of the 700 u. S. Newspapers receiving this column. The editors of these papers were asked 15 questions on the prospects trends and issues in the 1952 Campaign. Over 350 editors replied to the questionnaire. This 50 per cent return is considered a Good re sult for this kind of a mail sur vey of opinion. Replies came from every state in the Union and were Well balanced Geo graphically. So the poll gives a Good Cross Section of editorial opinion two months before the election. The replies make possible an interesting comparison of editorial opinion in six main u. S. Areas new England and the Middle Atlantic states the South East of the Mississippi River the South West of the Mississippi River the Midwest East of the Mississippi the Prai Rie states West of the Mississippi and the Rocky Mountain and West coast states. Only in the Southeast and the Southwest does the democratic ticket have Strong editorial sup port. But even Here Only 42 per cent of the editors said they were supporting Stevenson and Sparkman. In the Southeast 42 per cent Are supporting Eisenhower and Nixon. In the Southwest the Republican ticket has 35 per cent of the editorial support. But in this area 24 per cent of the editors say they will support neither candidate. This is also the sentiment of 16 per cent of the editors in the Southeast and 18 per cent in the Midwest. By contrast the Republican ticket is supported by 73 per cent of the papers in the Midwest 84 per cent in the Prairie states 85 per cent in the far West and a High of 92 per cent in the North East. The National totals show 68 per cent of the papers for the republicans 17 per cent for the democrats 12 per cent support ing neither and Only 3 per cent not having decided As of aug. "15 whom they will support if anybody. On predicting the results of the election i both popular and electoral College votes the editors views varied vastly. About half the editors admitted frankly that it was still too Early in the Campaign to Tell. Of those who did make a guess the Range was from a prediction for a Republican landslide of 405 electoral votes out of the 531 made by the reflector Chroni Cle of Abilene kans., Ike s Home town to a democratic Victory of 375-156, predicted by the Par Kersburg w. A Sentinel. Northeast and Midwest editors leaned More towards a bigger Republican Victory which was Only to be expected. But an average of Southeastern editors predictions gave the democrats a Victory by Only three electoral to 264. The same Southeastern editors guessed that the democrats would win by a popular vote margin of less than a to if this prediction is borne out it will can he do it Washington calling Washington during the current political Campaign the democrats intend to make As much capital As possible out of senator Joseph Mccarthy and the charge of smear and the big by constantly bring ing up Mccarthy and some of his More reckless accusations particularly As they relate to general George c. Marshall they Hope to Embarrass general Eisenhower. This is the politics of mccarthyism. It May be effective in winning votes since it Points up the dilemma of a deeply divided party. Many americans especially among the minorities in the cities Are fearful of where mccarthyism will eventually Lead. But the political attack by the democrats conveniently ignores a problem within the democratic party at least As great in its to be one of the closest races in history. On the other hand an aver age of midwestern editorial Opin Ion gives the republicans a Vic tory by a plurality of Over four million votes 29 million to 25 million. Only a few papers like the Lead s. A Call. Batesville Ark guard Alva okla re View courier and the Easton a express thought that the total vote would get up to the 60-Milllon Mark with a 35-Mil lion vote for the republicans. The Newton la news raises this to 40 million gop 20 Mil lion democratic. The general theory of demo cratic politicians has been that the bigger the vote the better the enhance for a democratic party Victory. This is represented in the opinion of editors like Tom Humphrey of the Portland Ore journal who predicts a 30-million to 35-million Victory for. Governor Stevenson. The Douglas Ariz dispatch Edmond okla Enterprise key Are w. A news and Celina of Standard and others share this prediction. But far More papers feel that there will be a considerable stay Home move ment. This and other aspects of this Survey of editorial Opin Ion will be reviewed in this space in the next Issue. Tenti Alvties. Senator Pat Mccar ran chairman of the judiciary committee of the sen ate has been waging a Long War on the administration. He has been far More successful than Mccarthy in buttressing charges of communism and pro communism in government depart ments with masses of testimony and conclusions reached by com Mittee counsel and approved by Mccarran and the members of his internal Security subcommittee. Senator Mccarran has now endorsed governor Stevenson. That endorsement came after a letter in which Stevenson said he had never been a member of Ameri cans for democratic action the non communist Liberal labor organization which has been charged with being the Force be Hind the Stevenson Campaign. In the same letter the candidate said he chose Wilson Wyatt As his Campaign manager not be cause of any connection with Ada but because Wyatt was a personal Friend whom he had known As an Able lawyer in Pri vate practice in Louisville by. If Stevenson becomes presi Dent he will have to Cope with Mccarran and Mccarran s Power. The senator is mainly it is True in the present interregnum Between govern of the half dozen most powerful men in the Capi Tal. His Power has been exerted not merely in connection with the communist accusation but in relation to charges of corruption and influence in government. In this and one or two following columns the role of Mccarran will be explored Inas much As it will be a Factor in any democratic administration. When president Truman called for the resignation of Howard Mcgrath As attorney general he had to come up with a substitute who could win the approval of Mccarran and the judiciary committee. The president drafted Federal judge James p. Mcgranery of Philadelphia who had previously been an assistant at Torney general. The president sent Mcgranery s nomination to the Senate on april 4. Action was delayed for More than six weeks. During that interval it was rumoured Mccarran was insist ing that if Mcgranery were approved As attorney general then he must agree in Advance to do certain things Mccarran wanted done. Mcgranery has denied this emphatically saying no under standing of any kind was reached. In any event a most inter Esting situation has developed. Through counsel for the Mccar ran internal Security subcommittee persistent pressure is be ing put on Mcgranery to take certain action. Specifically he is being told that he should bring perjury charges before a Federal grand jury against Owen Latte More consultant on asian policy and John p. Davies jr., a foreign service officer. Davies and Lattimore figured in lengthy hearings into the Institute on Pacific relations charged with being pro communist and influencing Ameri can policy to sell out nation Alist China. Both repeatedly de Nied under oath that they have even been communists or pro communist. On certain details of complicated events in past years their testimony differed from that of other witnesses the other witnesses being for the most part admitted former communists. On the basis of such discrepancies Mccarran wants prose cution. Mcgranery has replied that in the opinion of the department of Justice All the ele ments of perjury Are not pres ent and that since perjury is difficult to prove he does not feel justified in proceeding. An indictment would be too difficult to obtain in the pres ent emotional climate. That would go a Long Way toward ruining both men even though they should prove themselves in Nocent after trial and possible Appeal costing them not alone Money but in All probability the jobs through which they might earn Money to pay for their de sense. With Stevenson As presi Dent and the democrats in control of the Senate would Mccar ran demand conditions for con firming Stevenson attorney general this is Only one of Mac s window by w. J. Macau late a Plain spoken Man says that telling Stout lady to pleasingly plump is not emf Atla enough. A fat Man is secretly convinced that corpulence gives him dig nity but no woman Ever kids herself that Way. Some people Are so fat that when they get behind the wheel of a car they Are practically backseat Drivers. Avoirdupois does t really help people have poise. If people do not Stop complaining. About the difficulty of making out income tax returns somebody is Likely to Pas a Law under which everybody s pay Check will be mailed direct to Washington and the government will employ a few Hundred thou Sand More tax experts who will figure out what you owe and simply Send you the balance. In fact Why has t some be Liever in Freedom from mathematical difficulties thought of giving the people this help be fore now of course somebody would then want the government to pay All your Bills direct so you would not Hare to fool with them. Then everybody would be completely without Money at All and would not have any Desira for it. This would of course eliminate the Root of All evil and if the roots were eliminated All evil would die. And right there you have Utopia. Tar and yet some people would say the utopians Are impractical. There is a suspicion that Colo Nel Mccormick the old roman Tribune does t really care that nobody is following him just so Long As nobody gets ahead of him. It s hard to get travelling salesmen to make the old rounds through the country nowadays. All the Farmer s daughters have moved to the City. He thrilled the peaches at the beaches with his Muscles and hand some features. But ends the summer and there s no one Glimmer he s Back on the Job of assistant she thrilled the boys with her figure and poise As a seashore Glamour girl she made a noise. But the summer s done and so is the fun she s pounding a typewriter for a fat some one. Fight tickets Worth headline. Well let s say they will sell for millions. There is a very Good Story about a woman buying a hat but it s based on her husband going along to help pick it out which makes the Story ridiculous. To a fellow says that anyone old enough to fight is old enough to vote. Maybe we should carry thu logic a Little further and agree that anyone who is too old to fight is too old to vote. See the president in effect. I la teach them miserable republicans to throw mud. And what a Fine teacher he turns out to be. Many questions entering on the extraordinary Power of Pat Mccarran. Side glances doctor says p Jordan. . Bona fide candidate. One thing the Sena Tor does t mention. That is newspapers. Maybe it will be against the Law to use newspapers. T. M. Of. V. tar. My Xiv Unm. I wonder How Long that new girl had to practice to make office sound mkt soft lights and every fall a considerable num Ber of come Down with a disease known As tul Aremia or Rabbit fever. This is a germ disease which is rather widespread in several animals including squirrels cats dogs woodchucks muskrats foxes coyotes Mink raccoons Meadow mice rats pheasants and several other animals and fowl. The Cottontail Rabbit is the most important source of infection but the disease can be contracted from eating or skinning any infected animal. Tul Aremia generally begins with a Lump under the skin. The Lump appears from one to four Days after exposure to infected material. Since the places most exposed in skinning infected Ani Mals Are the hands and arms the Lump is most frequent in these areas. After about a week the Lump becomes an open if it starts on the hand or Arm the Lymph glands in the Arm pits become enlarged after a Short time. The glands Are tender and painful and May become filled with puss. A rapid Rise in temperature to 1c4 or even higher is characteristic the fever rises and Falls and May even become Normal for Short periods while the infection is still Active. Severe fatigue both during the Active stage of the infection and even for months or years after Ward is common. A form of Tula remic pneumonia is not unusual. Wear gloves tul Aremia should be avoided if at All possible. It in t pleas ant at Best. Hunters should Wear gloves while handling or skin Ning rabbits or other game. Until recently tul Aremia was a Long lasting and disabling Dis ease. In streptomycin a treat ment has been found which promptly cures a High percent age of the victims of this Dis ease. Out our Way f Asp i shudder with horror imac31weamam Podzim on death s shoulder Kwh if that machine Yankee he in to that pit. Of a perfect he s been Rozint there for Twenty years Awn a bet two Bird will. Beth cause of uttam safety de vice on m

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