The Ennis Daily News (Ennis, Tex.), Vol. 64, No. 185, Ed. 1 Saturday, August 6, 1955 Page: 2 of 4
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ENNIS DAILY NEWS—Saturday, August 6, 1955
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The Washington Merry-Go-Round
-By DRIW MASSON — ..........——
WASHINGTON —The full story of that the heating contracts were can-
how Harold Talbott played politics
with the nation’s Air Force for the
benefit of political friends is a long
way from being told It penetrates
deep into the American political
system and Illustrates how those
who contribute in presidential cam-
paigns claim—and sometimes get—
defense contracts at the expense of
And since the Air Force b now
the most important arm of American
offense-defense, and because there
is no piace where politics Is more
dangerous than the armed sendees,
this column Intends to tell more of
the Talbott story It will take sev-
The first installment pertains to
the manner in which Talbott can-
celed two contracts with the Amer-
ican Hydrotherm Co, In favor of a
company newly organized by the
brother of Governor Caleb Boggs of
The new company had practically
no personnel, little experience and
was incorporated only on May 18 to
begin a job on June 30 Yet Talbott
took unusual step? to let It get the
Job—after receiving letters from
Senators John Williams of Dela-
ware and John Butler of Maryland,
The breaking of the American
Hydrotherm contract was somewhat
similar to Talbott’s attempted
breaking of the Kaiser Company’s
contract for an aluminum extrusion
press near Baltimore Harvey alum-
inum officials had contributed to
the Eisenhower campaign, and Tal-
bott .a big campaign-money raiser,
wanted to help them.
Here is the amazing story of how
politics, not merit, governed the Air
Force award of an Important con-
American Hydrotherm first got
the Air Force contract to heat the
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Idaho. It was a negotiated contract
based on the bids of *hree or four
qualified heating experts, and while
being negotiated. American Hydro-
therrn offered fo furnish the experts
for heating Dover, Del. and Mc-
Guire Field at Fort Dlx for 10 per
The Air Force agreed and a five-
year contract, subject to cancella-
tion at the end of every year, was
Time, however, dragged on. And
whem it came to final signing, the
Air Force demanded (hat the con-
tract be rot for five years but sub-
ject to cancellation every 30 days.
Politically Minded Talbott
What had happened was that, the
politically minded Secretary of the
Air Force, anxious to please Sena-
tors, had written a letter to Sena-
tor John Marshall Butler of Mary-
land stat'iig that a mistake had
been made and that he would see
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celed and re-advertised.
The American Hydrotherm Com-
pany immediately protested.
‘ You’ve already made public our
bid.” Oliver Johnson, the hydro-
therm representative told air ma-
teriel procurement, “now you give
the price of our manpower to our
competitors and our competitors can
come in and underbid us.”
Politics is politics, however, in
Talbott’s Air Force.
American Hydrotherm’s contract
was to expire June 30. On June 29 its
representatives went to Wright
Field, were told the Air, i n|e
couldn’t talk, to come back at saw.
At noon, the word was “We can
tell you nothing, come back at 2
At 2 p m., the word was “Come
back at 4 p.m.”—then at 4:30.
At 4:50, they were told: “We are
under instructions to say nothing
“But we are under contract.”
John protested. “That contract ex-
pires at midnight June 30. We have
a force of men on the Job In fair-
ness we have to give them notice.
You can’t fire 60 men without no-
Despite this, It was only at 4 30
p m on June 30 that American Hy-
drotherm’s Installation engineer at
Dover and McGuire Field were told
by total strangers that someone else
was taking over The delay in noti-
fication obviously was for the pur-
pose of letting the new company
hire the old technicians away from
The new company turned out to
be Plant Management Corp., or-
ganized a few weeks before by Cal-
vin Boggs, brother of the Republi-
can governor of Delaware, friendly
to both Secretary Talbott and Sena-
tor Williams of Delaware. Qovernor
Boggs was put In office with the
h**vy Hacking of the Du Pont fam-
ily. one of the biggest contributors
to the Republican party. Talbott
was chief money-raiser for the GOP
in both 1948 and 1952.
The Air Force is supposed to let
contracts only to "responsible com-
panies with adequate personnel and
know-how. However, the Boggs-or-
ganized company, at the time it bid,
had a personnel of only three or
four technical people. Thanks to Air
Force delaying tactics, however, it
managed to hire all the 22 men
American Hydrotherm had at Mc-
At Dover, the Boggs group also
managed to hire Clyde Thompson,
who had quit American llydrothcrm
a few' weeks earlier for alleged
"medical reasons." Despite his al-
leged bad health, Thompson turned
up later working with the Boggs
lirm. He had access to the cost fig-
ures and know-how of the company
which had plenty of techniacl know-
how but not political know-how.
At Dover, the Boggs group Is now
operating with three men instead of
the 23 men used by American Hy-
drotherm. Only one of them has
ever had any experience running a
high temperature plant. It Is paid
$186,845.36 at Dover and $190,859 at
Note—Here Is how the Du Ponte
of Delaware contributed to the Re-
publican party when Harold Talbott
was chief money-raiser for Dewey In
1948; Lammot Du Pont, $2,000; Ire-
nee Du Pont Jr„ $2,000; Irenee Du
Pont, $2,000; I. Sophie Du Pont May,
$2,000; Ort a via M Du Pont Bredin,
$1,000; Marians M. Du Pont ftilll-
iMun, $2,000; UMtkr Du Pont Flint,
$2,000; R. R. R.qGarpenter (a Du
Pont in-law), $2,UP; Pierre fl. Du
Pont, III, $2,000—all in May and
June to the Republican Senatorial
committee Simultaneously. Irenee
Jr , Irenee Sr , and I. Sophie Du
Pont May contributed $2,000 each
to the Republican national commit-
tee plus $1,000 each to the GOP
congressional committee. And on
July 30, Octavia Du Pont Bredin,
Mariana Du Pont Silliman, and Lu-
cile Du Pont Flint each gave $1,000
to the GOP congressional commit-
tee. while on Aug. 2. Pierre S. Du
Pont III gave $1,000 to the same
committee. Again, on August 18.
Pierre II gave $2,000 to the GOP
Dallas 5. San Antonio 2.
Houston 6, Fort Worth 5. 11 inn-
Shreveport 7, Oklahoma City 4.
Beaumont 4-6, Tulsa 3-11.
Where They Play Saturday
Dallas at San Antonio.
Fort Worth at Houston.
Oklahoma City at Shreveport.
Tulsa at Beaumont.
Chicago at Baltimore.
Cleveland at Washington.
Detroit at New York.
Kansas City at Boston.
Chicago 10. Brooklyn 8.
Where They Play Saturday
Brooklyn at Chicago.
New York at Cincinnati.
Philadelphia at St. I/mis.
Pittsburgh at Milwaukee.
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Ben Hogan Tells
His Golfing Secrets
NEW YORK. N Y. (UP).—Ben
Hogan, who for years has defied
the world to discover what it is in
his golf swing that has been re-
sponsible for his success, today, re-
vealed that his "secret” comsts of
an old golf technique rarely used by
modern golfers, plus two apr<*j»i ad-
Writing in the August J) issue o f
Life Magazine, Ilogah now virtually
retired, says that the basis of his
secret lies In the technique for hlt-
ing a golf ball known as pronation.
Recommended by Scottish pros who
came, to the United States to teach
golf half a century ago, prona-
tion conlsts of a gradual roll of the
wrists to the right on the back-
swing. thug opening the face of the
club, then a gradual closing of the
face on the downswing until it the-
oretically meets the ball perfectly
square. But pronation, Hogan says,
isn’t enough by itself.
Twist Of The Wrist
The first special adjustment Ho-
gan makes is to move his left hand
one-eight to one-fourth Inch to the
left so that the thumb is almost di-
rectly on top of the shaft. But the
real meat of the secret, according
to Hogan, lies in the second ad-
justment, which is nothing more
than a twist or a cocking of the left
The twist of the wrist that Hogan
speak® of comes in the backswlng.
He cups his left wrist gradually
backward and inward so that it
forms a slight. "V,” at an angle of
not more than six or eight degrees,
at the top of his swing.
Developed In 1946
Hogan fashioned this technique
in 1946 In order to correct a pro-
gressively uncontrollable hook. The
customary cures he tried—such as
opening his stance or altering his
grip, he says, cut down his distance
by five yards. In pro golf, five yards
is too great a sacrifice, and Hogan
was searching for a method which
would cure his hook without loss of
In itself, Hogan says, pronation
is no cure for a hook. But when he
made his two adjustments he
found that instead of hooking, his
ball had a slight fade to the right,
with no loss of distance. In the
Tom O’Shanter Tournament in
Chicago that year, he used the new
technique for the first time In com-
petition and won. “The two adjust-
ments." Hogan says, “had trans-
formed pronaton into a bonanza for
Used 90 Per Cent Of Time
Hogan says that he used hi3 sec-
ret 90 per cent of the time in nor-
mal tournament play, and that it
was always a conscious effort on his
part. Wherever a shot required a
hook, he simply eliminated the
twist of the wrist and got it. He uses
the "secret” on both woods and
The adjustments Hogan used were
so delicate that no one ever spotted
exactly what his secret is, despite
the best efforts of numerous top
golfers. And Hogan flatly denier,
that he has ever told anyone about
it. Nor has he seen anyone using
it. When Jark Fleck, winner of the
1955 Open Championship, declared
he had discovered Hogan's secret.
Ben said: “He, may have used a
secret, but it. wasn't mine.”
For Top Golfers Only
In his article in Life, Hogan says
that his technique will be of little
help to most golfers. It is. he says, a
refinement to be added when a
golfer gets to a certain point He
doubts if It wdll be worth anything
to the weekend duffer—says it will
probably ruin a bad golfer. The
people it W'ill help are those who
are already good golfers.
St. John's To
Play At Palmer
The St John’s baseball team will
play Palmer there Sunday after-
noon at 2:30 pin.
Palmer beat the St. John's team
recently here and they are playing
a return game.
The St John’s team is made up
of St. John school boys and the
Palmer team is made up of men
and boys of Palmer.
KJT To Play
Stars Tonight At
St. John's Field
The KJT baseball team will play
the Ennis Latln-American all-star
team tonight at the St. John's field
with game time at 8:00.
The KJT team Is made up of boys
that have graduated from the* St.
John High School and the Ennis all-
stars are made up completely of
Latln-American boys from In and
Flat Work 30c Foot
Fill Dirt and Gravel
smile every now and then
Little League All-Stars Beat Legion
By Score of 14 to 9 at St. John’s Field
A large crowd turned out for the
Little longue All- Star game last
night at St. John Jt’ield, to see the
Stars beat the Legion by a score of
14 to 9.
The Stars went out In front in
the first of the game, and held a 13
run lead at one time in the game
but the Legion rallied for 7 runs in
the fifth inning and one in the sixth
to make the score 14 to 9
Bennie Vavra started the pitching
the stars with game time at 4 p.m.
Kenny laker, Donnie Cave and Lee
Lawrences Reeves was the starter
for tlie Legion with Leon Kubin
finishing the game.
Albert New'berry and D. D. Day
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