Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on October 13, 1962 · Page 2
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editorials Page 2 Garden City Telegram Saturday, October 13, 1962 You Like Your Daughter Marriii' One Of Them?" Sfarf Early, Arrive Alive TF YOU ARE ONE of the millions of American motorists who are planning an automobile trip riyht now it might be weJl to pause and look at a few figures just released by one of the largest automobile insurance companies in the country. The Travelers Insurance Companies in their report of highway accidents during the preceding year, made annually since 1931 with the exception of the war years, has compiled a study of the most dangerous hours and days of the week on the highways. The figures would indicate that it's best to get an early start and by the same token stop early in the day. The 8-9 arm. period accounted for 1.9 per cent of the fatalities, lowest of those times listed while 6-7 p.m. had the worst total, 6.8 per cent. In the nine hour period from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., 25.9 per cent of the fatal accidents occurred while during the next nine hours 51.9 per cent of the highway fatalities took place. As to the relative merits of the respective days of the week, there is no question that weekend travel is i£ie most dangerous. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, contributed 53.3 per cent of all fatalities while Monday, Tuesday arid Wednesday added up to 34.2 per cent. It was also pointed out that despite the few cars on the road from 1-6 a.m., 16.8 per cent of all fatalities occurred within that period. So a word to the wise . . . IT TAKES COURAGE to be comfortable, a local woman said, as she put on a summer-weight dress to go to a meeting on an 80-degree October afternoon. It beat wearing wool and wilting, she vowed. * * * WE ARE NOW equipped to go out goose and duck watching. Harold "small store" Stoner sent us a neat little book put out by Sports Afield magazine which contains colored pictures of 32 kinds of ducks and geese and all kinds of information about their identifying marks, their eating habits, how they look on water and in flight, in what parts of the country they can be found, and how much they're apt to weigh. All of them look too pretty to eat... or shoot- Rut the book is a good one and, it would seem, about as necessary for a hunter in these times as a license. * * * ELSEWHERE in the sports world this week, we goofed. We misspelled a snorts car. And it was a housewife who called us on it — it's Alfa, not Alpha. * * * READ SOMEWHERE: "All meetings at the summit must be followed by work in the valley." •*•*••»• IT ISN'T SO that the ladies' exercise class from the Knox Studio will present a public recital. Although some of the straining students are convinced such a show would be a sell-out. * * * TF IT COMES to that, Girl Reporter Beth Lilley could.of course, take the legitimate (or illegitimate) way to get into county jail — via arre^ 1 and conviction. And her friends could agree to hold off going her bail for a day or two. d. h. City Published Daily Except Sunday and Five Kolidayj Yearly Bv The Teleqram Publishinq Company Teleohon. BR 6-3232 117 East Chestnut Bill ifriiwn Marvin <milh AdvnrtUIng Kdltoi Tb'RMB Off SUBSCRIPTION By carrier .1 month m Caivlen City $1.5,1 t'ayal.He t () can-let In advance. Hy i-iin-iei in OI.IIPI cities wl.ere service IA available IIO.-i pel wccli By niail to othfli ad<.lrra.-es, in Klriney Lane. Scott. Wichita, (Jrf-Play Hamilton Ketu-ny I,run tjiipkcll nnd lira/ counties. $750 per year, elsewhere JIB.00 HI'IMIM c'l.icn p.Mtu^e pdid r\t Unrden my. Kan.ia.s if Teli-.^raiii n.utor carrier ai'rvicr is required to have iMibllcatlon-day tie- llmry by mall in cities that buve local carrier service., local carrier rate* Mimbe, ul 1'ht A»orUted fn»» Ihe A.saodated !TUHU is entitl«u exclusively to the use for rcurodtictlon ol ai: the I'ical lieu.' punted in Ihin neivspniiei an w.-li us all AP news and ttiapati Had All i-iy; is »t nuiiilcatlon of .ipecial di^iatcbea are also reserved •eliveiy by nail in ciiitt thm ha\<; local caniur service, loc^l carrlei rate* Drew Pearson Reports Louisiana Universities Have Licked Integration Problem DOWN IN DIXIE — Only a river divides parts of Mississippi and Louisiana, but there's a lot oi' difference between the two when it comes to education and integration . . . Louisiana State University was integrated even before the Supreme Court decision of 1954, but abolished integration after the Supreme Court ruling, now has gone back to it. About 20 Negroes are in LSU classes. Paradoxically, they can si'c anywhere in class or in convocations, but Negroes Crom nearby Southern University have to sit in segregated sections — when they visit LSU . . . Further south, at Hammond, Southeastern Louisiana College has 23 Negroes in its classes. No problems . . . Louisiana colleges do have other problems, largely from the rambunctious state legislature and do nothing, banjo-strumming Gov. Jimmy Davis. Students are on the increase, budgets on the decrease . . . LSU expected 700 new students this year, got 1,200. Simultaneously, the legislature iut back the budget, froze salary increases. This means some of the top professors may move . . . One of the most challenging courses at Southeastern Louisiana College is taught by Dr. Sidney Romero on Communism — a course required by state law. Instead of inviting a top communist to give the other side of Communism, as the University of Oregon invited Gu s Hall, head of the U.S. Communist party, Dr. Romero poses — for classroom purposes — 'as a Communist anj Mis their story. Some students are jolted by the fact that Russia lias a one-party system, a do the Democrats in the south, History of "Ole Miss" — Across t!;e river at Oxford, "Ole Miss" has had a record of trouble. Rooin' tootin* Gov. Theodore 1'iilbo, an aivVegregationist, began putting his cronies into liigh position lon^ before integration was a gleam in a Supreme Court justice's eye. ... In 195G-'57 some pi-jfess'Ts hfl when right wing students started making tape recordings of, their lectures; claimed that profs who explained social reforms were Communists . . . Later came attempts at integration. James H. Meredith is not the first Negro to make the try. First was a minister from the Gulf Coast who tried to matriculate around 1953. Next day he disappeared, was found dead of a heart attack . . . Next integrator was a Negro professor who rode on a bus up to Oxford. He didn't know that on the bus were state troopers in civilian clothes. He also disappeared, was found in tSie Whitfield, Miss., mental hospital . . . Ole Miss was founded in 1848 when Albert Davis, Brown at first thought Gallintin Brown was governor. A friend of Confederate President Jeff Davis, Brown at first thought Davis was too soft on Negroefi but ended up by urging that Mississippi accept integration ... No county in Mississippi is now named for him . . . Ole Miss standards must be higher than some critics claim, for, according to the late Sen. Bilbo, it kept ex-Gov. Hugh White in the status of a freshman for four years. . . Ross Collins, the Mississippi ex-congressman who was a power in Washington in new deal days, denies that Ole Miss ic a country club, says it lias graduated a high proportion of Rhodes Scholars. He is making it the custodian of his historical papers. Courage and Terror — Two Mississippi newspapers spoke out against Ole Mks violence — the Tupelo Journal and the Greenville Delta Democrat-Times edited by Hodding Carter ... In Baton Rouge, Doug Manship, operator of stations WJBO, WAFB, and WBRZ, delivered a vigorous editarial against violence . . . There's a new kind of citizens' espionage in some parts of Uie south. In Baton Rouge, Wade Mackie, a Quaker, held meetings in his home to discuss racial problcmr, some of them attended by Negroes. A crude wire-tup was found leading from his home to tiiat of a near-by white supremacist. The FBI was called in, two men were indicted State Sen. Wendell Harris of East Baton Rouge, and a wiretap expert . . . Though they were indicted one year ago, Bobby Kennedy, the attorney general, has not brought them to trial . . . It's also become dangerous to talk to a Quaker over the telephone. Rev. Erwin Chancy, a Baptist minister who talked to Wade Mackie, as recorded by the wire-tape, was asked to leave town. Rabbi Reznikoff, who also talked to Mackie, found his congregation more tolerant ... In Massachusetts in the old days, Quakers were hanged. Today, in Louisiana, they are only wire-tapped . . . Progress . . . Some recent progress also in Florida: Claude Pepper of Miami was once defeated for the Senate largely because his ex-friend George Smathers circulated a photo of him at a political function with Mrs. Roosevelt and a Negro. This weekend, President Kennedy has sent Vice President Johnson and Sen. Estes Kefauver to Miami to hold big rallies at the Fontainebleau and Miami Springs villas to help Pepper come back to Congress. Shades of the Past — The long shadow of Huey Long, the late self-styled "Kingfish," still falls over Louisiana. A spotlight is focused on lu's statue day and night. Unlike Mark Antony's words to Brutus, "The evil that men do lives after them, the good is oft interred with their bones," Huey is remembered for his bridges, his highways, and his free school books . . . The Long family did a lot of good in Louisiana, and old Earl, who as governor, drank himself to dct.th, would have prevented the race bitterness which now exists in some parts of the state. Earl's successor, Gov. Jimmy Davis, has even let hoodlums steal the beautiful French seals off the French Gratitude Train which .stands right under his nose at the old state capitol.

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