The Orange Leader (Orange, Tex.), Vol. 52, No. 38, Ed. 1 Monday, February 15, 1954 Page: 4 of 8
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, HAlKS-.'UlKS OR
THE ORANGE LEADER ‘MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1954
Youth: Central Command Post Needed
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War seems to be followed inevitably by a
generation of young people whose conduct
causes them to be branded as what we now
term “crazy, mixed-up kids.” *
Every generation has some mffnbers
whose low sense of moral values or love of
excitement, or both, makes them social out-
The ratio of these renegades to boys and
girls who maintain an even keel, however,
a 1 wavs seems to be much higher among
That was true following World War
I and when the young people who grew*
up immediately following that conflict
reached maturity this nation had an out-
break of gangsterism unlike anything the
world had ever seen in a civilized country.
One has only to read the newspapers
to realize that the post-World War II gen-
eration is headed in the same direction ...
not of the youths of today, by any
mer but enough of them to give pause
to all who remember and regret the earlier
outbreak of youthful lawlessness.
* * * *
Numerous reasons, all familiar to the
reader, have been advanced for the unbal-
anced sense of values of post-war genera-
tions and repeating them here would serve
no good purpose.
What Orange and every other American
city needs to do, in our opinion, is to recog-
nize the situation and take every step pos-
sible toward minimizing it.
All sorts of theories are advanced as to
what these steps should be.
One sqhool of thought will say that the
only thing needed is more liberal application
of the rod. But the penitentiaries today are
full of people who never saw the rod spared,
■ so that alone is not the answer.
Another group will argue that the
churches are not providing the spiritual
leadership they should. That isn’t the whole
situation, either, because America’s churches
today are doing the best job ever, particu-
larly among young people.
Still another will contend that the fault
lies in the schools. And again we don’t have
the full story, because the schools also are
exerting influence for good on the highest
percentage of young Americans in history.
Inadequate outlets for wholesome ex-
penditure of energy through recreation is
another reason advanced for the troubles of
youth. But, even when these exist in suffi-
cient number, there’s always the problem of
steering the young people to them and away
from those places where they should not go.
• • * •
Actually, it seems to us, all of these
things and others can be used to good advan-
tage by any community in reducing the post-
Var impact on the morality of its youth.
The trouble in most cities is that the
effectiveness of all forms of combatting
waywardness among young people is re-
duced because they are carried on in un-
coordinated fashion. There is no central
command post for over-all planning, elimi-
nation of duplicating efforts, and exchange
of information and ideas necessary to ef-
fective waging of any war.
Orange, being one of the smaller cities,
was among the iasMo feel to any degree
Pat Mattesoa Sells
And Plastic Autos
Br HAL, BOYLE
NEW YORK (AP) —Twenty-
five men a day ask pretty Pat
Matteson this question:
“Are you made of plastic?”
“No. I’m sorry to say,” replies
Pat. gallantly smiling in an effort
to make each man think he has
said something terribly funny.
Pat. who is 25 and comes from
Chicago, is getting to be tops in
a new kind of professional model-
ing. Girls used to model hats,
clothes, or (as they grew older)
corsets. Today they also help sell
new models of machinery—any-
thing from the better mousetrap to
the finer steamshovel—and these
have to do more than merely look
lovely. They have to know what
they’re talking about, so they can
explain it to the public.
Stenographers’ Dream *
_ , _, .. , _ Last week, for example. Pat
The establishment of an agricultural re-, answered 500 questions a day at
search site near Orange again emphasizes! the International Motor Sports
the importance of farming and ranching in Show here. She was demonstrat-
ing the Kaiser Darrin auto, the
first plastic American sports car
put into assembly line production.
Cars with plastic bodies are still
the effect^ of the nationwide outbreak of
lawlessness and immorality among pres-
ent-day teen-age citizens. There is, how-
ever, every symptom that the evil is
creeping in here and quick action to cope
with it is in order.
If each of the separate groups interested
in youth welfare Continue to operate in-1
dependently, Orange will come no nearer to
doing a good job of saving Its young people
from the ravages of this national cancer than
any other city.
On the other hand, if all responsible join
forces as they usually do when any disaster
threatens a community, we can also accom-
plish wonders in this undertaking.
And now is the time to set up the com-
* mand post.
Agricultural Research Site
It’s difficult during this period of feverish
business and industrial activity to
mind that agriculture remains one of our big-
gest sources of revenue and we need these
Cattle and rice being our principal
sources of farm income, these naturally
get the greatest attention in the field of
research and experimentation and the new
station is in this category. It will be de-
voted to tests in feed and pasture produc-
tion aimed at making livestock raising
The Texas Agricultural Experiment
Station will run the tests on a 10-acre
tract made available by Mr. and Mrs.
H. J. Lutcher Stark. County Agent A. J.
McKenzie assisted in making arrange-
ments for the acreage and will work close-
ly with the experiment station people and
the livestock raisers in making the project
Pasture improvement has been McKen-
zie’s primary program for several years and
in carrying it on he has had complete co-
operation of the county’s ranchers, large and
in a mystery to most motorists. They
want to know if the plastic will
dent if people lean on it, whether
snow will melt the plastic, wheth-
er hot water will make a hole in
it. or whether insects will become
permanently embedded in it.
“No ... no ... no .. . no.”
says Pat. “But a motorist can re-
pair a fender dent in the same
way he’d patch a tire. And he
can fix it so it doesn’t show.
“If a lady wants to change the
color of the plastic body to match
her hat. gloves or a new dress,
she can do so by spraying on a
new paint with a vacuum clean-
er. But it would take her three
Her versatile modeling ability
enables her to travel and earn
the kind of money stenographers
dream about. She has modeled
hats, appeared on television, and
demonstrated cigarettes, h otn e
furnishings, and a new magnetic
starter motor for the General
Frosen Foods Next
It was her skill at putting to-
gether, taking apart and explain-
ing the mechanism of the mag-
netic starter motor that wod Pat
her job of demonstrating the plas-
tic sports car.
“It is really Interesting work,”
she said. "Next week I’ll be with
the frozen foods show. I believe
Pm to put whipped cream on
And she is already thinking up
polite answers to questions like,
“and whose litle cookie are you,
my dear?” In her job a girl has
The Orange Leader
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1 Cult** Browning
Mr*. Jmm D*m —
As the population of this area grows the
demand for locally-produced meat and milk
will increase, a fact which provides a great
opportunity for those who receive all or a
part of their income from ^hese sources.
Most acreage in the county which is ............ ,...
suited for livestock raising already is being to keeP * plastic mind,
used for that purpose and some of this will
be taken away by expanding industry and
To up production, therefore, it IS neces- and ll. broke into a New York!
sary to lea^n ways to grow more pounds of Central Railroad tool shanty here
meat or produce more gallons of milk on and hammered open a main-line:
'"iWW. • ' , L I Bm there wasn’t any train!
1 hat s the primary objective of vthe new wreck. The open switch set off a
test site and all who had a part in setting it wamingjt the signal tower,
up and who will have a part in carrying out' *B,i!w837nen closed the switch,
the project have the thanks of the rest of us.. me^pa^u **“ y* °ver to
'All Day Sucker' Valentine
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The World Today:
Republican Bigwigs Like
Ike as 1956 Candidate
By JAMES MARLOW
ful Republicans are talking of
President Eisenhower as their
candidate again in 1956 although
his first White House year is iust
over and he has three more years
of his first term to go.
Sen. McCarthy of Wisconsin and
Gov. Dewey of New York. Re-
publicans who are miles apart at
least geographically, in the past
few days have expressed belief
Eisenhower will run again.
He’s 63 now. He’ll be 66 when
the 1956 presidential election ar-
rives. If he runs and wins he’ll
be 70 when he finally leaves the
White House since, under the
Constitution, he couldn’t have
more than two terms.
McCarthy said last week that if
the elections were being held now
Eisenhower would be his candi-
date “and I think he’ll be the
candidate in 1956.”
Dewey, a two-time loser In his
own try for the White House, said
last week he hoped and expected
Eisenhower to be a 1956 candi-
date and predicted he’d win.
Eisenhower himself is keeping
mum. He has sidestepped news
conference questions about his
1956 intentions. He probably does
not know himself what he’ll want
to do then. It’s too far ahead.
He’s still immensely popular, as
public opinion polls show. But this
is something which may grow or
diminish in the fiery furnace of
events. Facing him are problems,
visible and unknown, big enough
to make or break him.
A bad depression, for Instance,
could wreck his chances for re-
election. But continued high pros-
perity would be a big boost.
First of all. there’s the task of
getting his program through his
Republican-run Congress Siis year
as a preliminary to the congres-
sional elections in November.
He himself has said that if the
Republicans don’t pass the pro-
gram they don’t deserve to win.
If the Democrats win this year,
they’ll boss Congress for his two
That by itself wouldn’t stop him
from running or winning again.
Former President Truman had a
Republican Congress for the last
two years of his first term and
won in 1948 in a victory that also
put the Democrats back in con-
trol of Congress.
But, if all these weren't prob-
lems enough, Eisenhower faces an
unknown future in foreign affairs.
As the Republicans never tire of
pointing out, the shooting war
has stopped in Korea.
That has helped keep his popu-
larity up. But he can’t predict
what would happen if a shooting
war. major or minor, broke out
somewhere else or if the Commu-
nists made gains not dreamed of
The Republicans may not find it
hard to persuade Eisenhower, a
man with a high sense of public
service, to run again if things go
all right and particularly if they
can’t find an alternate they think
He has expressed no delight
with the chores of the presidency,
piled on top of him at an 'age
when other generals are retired,
but he may come to relish them
and, like others before him, de-
velop an urge to stay there.
His job hasn’t been unpleasant—
from the standpoint of public re-
lation: Democrats, Republicans,
and people generally. He’s thrown
no mud and no ona has smeared
IUtm4 Ha. t. ltu. »« h* «ne*. Onus*. Tim, is i
and* act at Contra** Uutk V1***-
| By Jan* Ead*
wiWTNnTnN — Republican ConKrtMwom#n Katharine St.
GeoTae of t^e elite Tuxedo Park district of New York, used to do
fine needlework as a hobby. Now she is finding more rugged Jobs.
A member of the House Government Operations special sub-
committee she spent a crowded month inspecting tha work of the
U.S. State Department and civilian
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agencies in Japan and Korea with
Republican Congressmen Brown-
son of Indiana and Meader of
There were no flossy evening
clothes in the wardrobe the chic
heat and sitting on bucket seats.
I don’t know who put these reg-
ulations in, but we’re going to try
to put them out.”
—.... -------- The lady lawmaker did like the
clothes in the wardrobe the chic tripg she made to the front in big
socialite congresswoman carried helicopters. “Wt traveled ao close
in a lightweight hanging garment to the ground we could see every -
bag on her 15,000 - mile journey -<-■— — i# ...» .•>— in on .„tn
by air. „
“Traveling in a military trans-
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port plane is different from travel
ing in a fancy passenger plane,'
she told me. “We had some un-
thing as if we were in an auto-
mobile,” she said.
A member of Congress since
1947, Mrs. St. George used to com-
mute weekly to her home. Finding
this “too interrupting.” she now
sne tola me. wc Iiau SUIUV lllis too Ur tori'UjJvirijji snr now
easy and very uncomfortable ex- . Roes up oniy once a month. Her
narioneM The TOtum tl lU 8- Vm.Rnnrl netin SPP hPl* hrrf»
caoj nuu » v* .■ ---—
periences too.” The return trip a-
cross the Pacific took 50 hours.
Because of faulty engines the
plane had to turn back once to
Wake Island and twice to Hawaii.
“One thing we disliked most
was having to put on great, heavy
husband comes to see her here,
where their daughter, Mrs. Pris-
cilla St. George Ryan, and grand-
daughter. Katherine Delano Ryan,
11. also live. A grandson. Pony
Duke, 16. attends Deerfield Acad-
emy in Massachusetts.
Though she has put aside the
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life-saving suits and Mae Wests eXqUisite petit point embroidery
for every landing and take-off | at which she is so accomplished,
over water. Sometimes we were ' Mrs. St, George still finds time
on the ground 40 minutes in. these occassionally to indulge another
outfits in the most suffocating I hobby, judging dog shows._
Five-Cent Nickel May Be Only a Memory
Elsewhere Bat Nat on Biddle Ford & Saco
By SAM DAWSON
NEW YORK (AP)—Got a nick-
el? Want to go somewhere? You
still can—provided you want to
| travel from Biddleford, Maine, to
, Saco, Maine. Or even vice versa.
! ■The nickel fare is a memory in
most cities. In New York City, for
example, transit fares have tripled
in the memory of citizens only 5
years of age—not that these par-
ticular citizens care much. But
a lot of others do.
Transit companies tell you, and
offer statistics if you question
them, that operating costs are way
Only One Left
Equipment costs more than In
the good old days. Traffic is so
dense and so slow that 10 buses
today can scarcely do the work
that one did a fAv years ago. La-
bor gets a lot more’pay—and la-
bor has statistics, too. to support
its contention that wages had to
be higher if it were to go on eat-
ing. wearing clothes and sleeping
But up in Maine, they still can
! take seriously that crack. “What
this country needs is a good five
j cent nickel."
The Biddleford and Saco Rail-
road Co. (bus lino, to you) still
operates on a five-cent fare.
“The only one left in the coun-
try," is the boast of its president.
J. Burton Stride.
The transit line’s principal cus-
tomers along its 20-mile route are
textile workers from the plants of
Bates, Pepperell and Saco-Lowell.
Haw They Da It
How does the transit lina man-
age to go along on a five-cent
President Stride says his em-
ployes have wage scales compar-
able fo those of the larger trans-
port lines. There are eight regu-
lar drivers and two mechanics for
the 10 buses the company owns.
Stride says they enjoy paid va-
cations. sick leave benefits, paid-
up Insurance and bonus awards,
just lika employes of lines that
collect higher fares.
iVe examined Him thoroughly, to
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Browning, J. Cullen. The Orange Leader (Orange, Tex.), Vol. 52, No. 38, Ed. 1 Monday, February 15, 1954, newspaper, February 15, 1954; Orange, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth558120/m1/4/: accessed November 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Lamar State College – Orange.