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1941?JAMES BOYD. PublUh?r?1844
KLATHARINE BOYD T . . . . . . Editor
VALERIE NICHOLSON A?st. Editor
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?"In taking over The Pilot no changes are con
templated We will try to keep this a good paper.
We will try to make a little money for all con
cerned. Where there seems to be an occasion to
use our influence for the public good we will try
to do it. And we will treat everybody alike."
?James Boyd. May 23, 1941.
McCarthy Bureau of Information
When Senator McCarthy was question
lied about the fact that lie had been the
recipient of secret information "leaked" to
him by an employee of the government's
Loyally Review Board, he said that they
should investigate his charges of Commun
ist infiltration in the government instead
of investigating him and his sources of in
This is, we beleive, not the first time
that Senator McCarthy has showed up as
the employer of special agents. Less than
a year ago, as we recall, such a "spy"
showed up in the American embassy in
Switzerland from which he was sending to
Senator McCarthy reports on the action of
the ambassador, one of several accused by
McCarthy of communistic tendencies. The
senator's "spy" was jailed by the Swiss and
then kicked out of the country, and now
the senator's Loyalty Board "spy" has
been dismissed from her job. But the sen
ator takes it in his stride and admits no
It has become the fashion of late for
supporters of McCarthy to say just about
what McCarthy said this week. Despite
the fact that exhaustive researches into his
charges have been made again and again,
he continues to pose as the great leader of
the fight against communism, and contin
ues t<5 carry on what is apparently an or
ganized spying system against government
Last spring an analysis of the McCarthy
charges was made by a professor of Duke
University. It was as thorough and as fair
a piece of work as one could well imagine.
The sources used were from typescripts of
McCarthy speeches and Senate investiga
tions, the Congressional Record and simi
larly factual reports; the principals in the
charges were interviewed. Senator McCar
thy and members of his staff as well as
those who condemned his methods were
given the analysis for criticism and revi
sion. "Persistent efforts," says the author,
Dr. Howard Hart, "were made to obtain
Senator McCarthy's side of the story." In
fine, the conclusions drawn from this study
were, briefly, as follows:
(1) Senator McCarthy's statements
have been radically at variance with facts
in the 511 instances analysed in the report.
(2) McCarthy testified under oath that
he had not said, in his speech delivered at
Wheeling, that there were 205 Communists
in the State Department. Later he added:
"If McCarthy is a liar in this let's assume
he is a liar in everything." All radio men
connected with the occasion gave sworn
testimony that the passage in question
appeared m the typescript McCarthy used
and in the speech he made.
(3) The McCarthy response to criticisms
u! hr methods is always the same: he re
fuses to examine the facts, disparages the
intelligence of his critics, and attacks them
as being Communist sympathizers.
(4) There is evidence that in 1937 and
'33 there were Communists in the State
Department and it was some time before
they \tere discovered and weeded out, but
Senator McCarthy had nothing to do with
that action. The elimination of Commun
ists occurred before McCarthy started his
campaign and he has, to date, offered no
valid evidence that any of the State De
partment employees whom he accused is a
Communist. John Stewart Service was the
one individual whose discharge resulted
from the McCarthy campaign and he was
not found to be a Communist. McCarthy's
accusation against Lattimore, as "the
architect of our China policy and Russia's
top spy in the United States," a statement
on the truth of which he said he was "will
ing to stand or fall," was not proved. Not
even Budenz would testify that Lattimore
was a top Russian agent, and the policy
pursued in China was diametrically oppos
ed to that, advocated by Lattimore. f^atti
more's policy may have been all wrong;
but it was never tried.
As we think over these facts, it begins
to be clear why Senator McCarthy is being
given what he apparently considers such
unfair treatment. He has yet to prove that
investigating his charges is a worthwhile
Meantime McCarthy goes right on with
his slanderous accusations against some of
the great men of our nation and, apparent
ly, conducting his own spying system, the
McCarthy Bureau of Information. Surely
this is an extraordinary proceeding and, if
we want to talk about McCarthy's pet sub
ject of "Americanism", it appears to. be as
un-American a way of acting as could b
Hard Luck, Boys!
Whatever may be the outcome of the cam
paign, one thing seems likeiy: for a good
many of our political commentators in the
press and over the radio, this may be their
lazi year In p.ctlor. These e?ntiemen are
slowly going crazy: and not so slowly, at
that in some cases. Everywhere the state
ments ere growing wilder, the exhortations
to the candidates more frantic.
One columnist pleads with Stevenson to
"come clean on that Illinois racket," what
ever that may mean; another urges Eisen
however to "choose NOW!" Just what the
generai is supposed to choose is left slight
ly indefinite. The statement that takes the
cakeds the anguished cry of a Chicago edi
tor to the Republican candidate to "Fight!"
It must be the first time anyone had to ask
the genera! to do that.
Some of the learned and heavily judi
cious commentators are having just as up
setting a time as their more hectic col
leagues. One spends many columns care
fully analyzing the mistakes each candidate
has made to date: Stevenson's attitude to
wards President Truman, he says, is not
liked by Labor and Eisenhower's attitude
towards McCarthy is not liked by Taft,
(nor by McCarthy, one may imagine.)
Yet, at the same time, if Stevenson had
NOT spoken about the "mess" in Washing
ton he would be losing much of the inde
pendent vote he must have to win the elec
. tion, and Ihe independents also want to be
sure that Eisenhower feels the way they
do about McCarthy before they will give
him their support. He closes with the com
plaint that "it is a peculiar campaign" and
both candidates seem to be taking'advice
"from those who don't know" (clearly, not
Another pundit gravely worries the bone
of the Captive Candidates, while one of out
most vociferous writers, doubtless feeling
his mind going (something some of his
readers might have told him a good while
back), has quit on the campaign altogeth
. er. He simply states that both of the can
didates are Socialists, or perhaps worse,
and, whichever is elected, the country is
doomed. So he goes back to penning his
slanderous comments on Mrs. Roosevelt
and his very excellent* ones on criminal
And all this because of the two highly
distinguished, sincere and sensible men
who are the presidential candidates. They
are not being bothered by the comment,
crazy or otherwise. They st, to date,
treating each other with respect and con
sideration and sticking to the courses each
has mapped out for himself: courses, which
of course, run happily side by side. And it
is these tacts that are driving the commen
If this goes on, it will be, from a journal
istic standpoint, extremely interesting.
Will many of our most widely syndicated
writers go clean off their respective rock
ers? Or will they take a big second thought
and realize that this campaign is some
thing different from usual and change?
their style accordingly? That result could
have a pretty good effect on both press and
public. But there are growing signs that
the wild hoys may soon have something
besides their own rantings with which to
occupy themselves. It looks as if the Re
publican vice-presidential candidate was
not going to pull any punches, whatever
the dignified general may think of it or be
capable of; while Governor Stevenson's
quick 'hinking mind will not long be able
to resist the opportunities for some acid
thrusts. His rapier wit has already sup
plied a few off-the-cuff statements that
make most political speakers look, or
So after all and despite the fact that on
all fundamental issues the two candidates
are in agreement, it mnv h? ..but as the
campaign proceeds, some of the wild boys
of press and radio will be saved from the
asylum by being given something to write
about. Whether that is a good or bad re
sult we leave to our readers.
Work For Handicapped
The praiseworthy example of hiring-am
putees as set by Col. Francis Grevemberg
could profitably be emulated by many busi
The state police superintendent recently
advertised for some 30 war veterans who
are amputees and are unable to find other
jobs. He said he'll use them as radio oper
Unquestionably the gesture is a hu
manitarian one, offering as it does to the
war handicapped the dignity of labor and
the opportunity to be self-sustaining.
But even more notable is the good busi
ness example set by the police chief, who
knows that for many kinds of jobs physical
handica] -s are, paradoxically, an asset.
Leading psychologists have maintained
that such meritorious qualities as concen
tration, steadfastness and reliability are
more apt to be found in the physically
handicapped than the able-bodied. They
argue that a disability seems to create or
intensify these qualities by way of com
Hard-headed businessmen who are inter
ested ? not in philanthropy ? but in effi
ciency, might do more toward exploring
this source as a valuable man-power pool.
?(New Orleans) Times-Picayune
No. 21?Do You Know Your Old Southern Pines?
We really do wonder about this picture. See,
there's a couple standing on the little second
floor porch. They are barely distinguishable
and we can't tell whether they're men, or a man
and a woman; most likely the latter.
This house was probably built in the days
when cows, sheep and pigs wandered at will
around the place . . . before the days of the
"stock law," when fences were necessary to keep
four-footed visitors at the proper distance.
We hope some of Southern Pines' long-time
residents will drop in or write in and tell us
about this house and especially about the two
people who were probable watching the photo
grapher when this picture was made.
The Public Speaking
To The Pilot
I have, just read your editorial,
"How Do They Stand" in the
September 5 issue of The Pilot,
In so reviewing this editorial I
find it vitally necessary that I re
spond to it due to the distorted
conclusions that have been set
I first take issue with your edi
torial that Stevenson and Eisen
hower are similar in views on for
eign policy. This indeed is not the
fact though you possibly would
like very much for it to be so.
On the contrary General Eisen
hower laid down a 10-poiot posi
tive policy to win a world peace
and not further appease the
Kremlin in his address in Phila
delphia last Thursday night. He
did not. as you so stated in the
editorial, embrace the foreign pol
icy of the Administration which
includes, to quote the Genera!,!
"One policy for Europe, a feeble
policy for South America, a little
policy for the Middle East, and
changing policies for Asia .
writing off the Far East at one
moment and at almost the next
finding our sons fighting and dy
ing in Korea." He could never
want to be a candidate running
fcr office on such a grossly "bun
My other main issue has to do
with that part of your editorial
that Governor Stevenson said be
fore the Legion convention that
he would have no truck with pres
sure groups when they put their
own welfare ahead of that of the
nation. This statement could be
well taken if the Governor was:
not talking out of both sides of
his mouth at the same time. By
that 1 mean simply this: if he
really meant what he said about
"pressure" groups, then why is il
he has the support of the CIO anc
AF of L leaders who are the rep
resentatives of the largest pres
sure groups this nation has 01
ever will have. Before he coulc
make the slightest utterance pub
licly on policy affecting lahoi
unions' position ho would have itj
cleared by labor advisers suth as
Murray and Green or Ruether. If
he does not represent these "pres
sure" groups, how is it that he is
for repeal of the Taft-Hartley Art
in its entirety though much of the
rank and file labor members en
dorse it but not so with the union
bosses? How is it that the Presi
dent at the opportune moment of
the democratic convention got a
settlement of the steel strike sim
ply by giving in to Phil Murray's
demands even though in so doing
he tcssed out the window the ad
vice of his own appointed head of
the Wage Stabilization Board?
Where else is there more evidence!
of the "pressure" groups? These j
"pressure" groups control the
very destiny of the nation. They
control Stevenson too.
In the last paragraph of your
editorial you begin it by writing.
"So, thus far, of the two candi
dates. Stevenson has shown his
colors more eieaily than General
Eisenhower, and they are bright
er colors." The bright color of
which you make mention wouldn't
be "Pink" or "Red"?
| In the foiegoing I have tried to
'make as clear as possible through
j actual facts the position o? Gen
eral Eisenhower and Governor
Stevenson in respect to your edi
torial. 1 trust that the electorate
this Fall will indicate their wishes
by carefully weighing the records
and expressions of the two can
didates. They most definitely do
not stand in accord on foreign
policj' as the editorial would give
one to believe nor do they stand
alike 'n anv other controversial
policy or issue. This point I hope
I have made quite clear.
CHARLES S. PATCH. JR.
Southern Pines, N. C.
i OLD PICTURE HO 20.
Mis. Claude Hayes dropped ir
Friday to identity Old Picture No
? 20 as the Dr. K. M. Fergusor
I home, where Lloyd Claik now ha:
- his funeral home, on West Broac
Dr. Ferguson built the house
around the turn of the century
Mrs. Hayes said. He came here
[o practice around 1900, and had
his effice where th** A Monte
santis now live, she recalled.
We appreciate Mrs. Hayes' in
terest and thank her for identify
ing the house for The Pilot.
| Grains of Sand j
Here's an idea lor Sandhills*
housewives. Carol Dare, in thei
State Magazine, says: '1 want to:
get out into somebody's tobacco!
patch before the blooms are all
gone and cut off a few tops for
winter decoration. One of the:
most effective arrangements I've
ever seen was done with silvered!
tobacco seed pods (the whole top)
mixed with cotton burs and a few
ordinary weeds of the feathery
Sky-gazers who have been dis
appointed at seeing nothing morcj
exciting than the moon and stars
beautiful as they are, may take
heart. They still have a chance,
for a new show, "Flying Saucers.";
opened Tuesday night at More
head Planetarium at Chapel Hill.
Performances are scheduled for!
8:30 every night, with afternoon
showings at 3 and 4 o'clock on
Saturday and 2, 3 and 4, Sundays.
It's in the air, folks. . . you'll
get a whiff of it if you pass near
a tcuppernong grape vine There's
nothing in the grape family that
can surpass the Sandhills scup
pernong, and if you dont have
a vine of your own, our advice!
is to hustle out and get an invi-i
tation to that of someone else. And'
make your visit early in the
morning, while the dew is still!
on the clusters of out-of-this
How's your business? "My busi i
ness is looking up," said the as-i
tronomer. "Mine's going up in
smoke," grumbled the cigar maim
er. "Mine's ;dl write," announced
the columnist. "Just sew, sew,"
reported the tailor. "Mine's grow
ing," grinned the farmer. "Mine's
light," said the electrician
"Things are picking up with me,"
reported the street cleaner. At
this point the secretary of the
meeting implored, "Please stop j
gentlemen. I can't take anvl
more." (Our thanks to Bennett:
Cerf, humorist, for this amusing
play on words.)
Our congratulations to The San
ford Herald on its fine appearance
as a daily. It seems to have made
the change from semi-weekly to
daily without losing anv of its
folksy, friendly style. From itsj
Saturday issue we borrow the fot-j
lowing, inasmuch as Vick Keith'
is formerly of Vass, and well
A) the Sanford Lions Club]
meeting, Roy Perry reported on
the birth of his six-pound, two
ounce boy. Vic Keith, president
of the club, asked Perry what was
the name of the new acquisition
Perry answered. "My wife
finally decided on 'Daniel.' "
Keith, persistent about the mal
tor, questioned further, "Now
what middle name did you de
Perry turned red and replied,
"My wife picked 'Keith'. She
thought 'it was pretty "
School Cafeteria ?f
MENUS FOR WEEK I
SEPTEMBER 15-19 :f!
-'tin Con Carne, Cnrkers
dead Lettuce Wedge B
rhmisand Island Dressing B
Corn Bread, Margarine $5/
Escalloped Potatoes and Hsm SB
Snap Beans jffi
Chocolate frosted Cake
Dinner Rolls, Margarine
Southern Style Pinto Beans ;?$
Minced Raw Onion -'4:
Chopped Turnip Greens J:
Apple Sauce m
Corn Bread, Margarine y&j
Milk . W
Steamed Frankfurter, Relishes H
Toasted Cheese Sandwich *
Deviled Egg Half %
Buttered Green Peas
Fresh Fruit Cup
I Milk ?
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Southern Pines, N. C, I
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