Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on October 24, 1962 · Page 4
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editorials Speaking for Jim Page 4 4'il.v T Wednasday, Oct. 24, 1962 Vote For One After Mail Robbery Mo>ney T 'HE SUCCESS of a democracy such as ours is dependent on a multi-party system. i This means not only a choice at the polls, but also better representation in government. Therefore it is consistent with the policy of an independent newspaper that we support the election of candidates from more than one party. In the primary election, we backed Sen. James Pearson for the Republican nomination because we felt this you rip, conscientious man was a better man for the job than his opponent. This still goes. Those who know Jim Pearson can talk in his behalf with the sincere conviction that he will do his best in the U.S. Senate. They don't have to apologize for Jim's home town of Prairie Village, which his opponent labels as a "suburb of Kansas City, Mo.,"^ as though a Kans>an can't live close to the Missouri River and still represent the state. Regardless of where a man lives in this state, he still is a Kansan. Senator Pearson has proven his worth as such by his role of an able lawmaker in the Kansas legislature. Since his appointment to the Senate early this year he has proven his ability as an inexperienced but capable senator who was willing to study and learn before claiming he had the answers. This young Senator virtually was unknown to a majority of Kansans when he was tabbed by Gov. John Anderson to fill the seat created by the death of the late Sen. Andrew F. Schoeppel. But in a few short months he came to the front to soundly whip a man who had been prominent in Kansas politics for several years. % This primary victory was indicative of the strength and respect he has gained among Kansans. He worked hard to win his party's nomination and to demonstrate that he wants to serve the citizens of this state and nation. He should be elected to continue this service. C- Letters to the Editor He's for Dole Supporters of Floyd Breeding and the candidate himself speak often of his seniority as one reason for re-electing him in the Big First District over Congressman Bob Dole. Just how has Breeding used his "seniority" for the benefit of Western Kansas? Certainly his faithful following of the Kennedy party line, .and that of Secretary Freeman, has not benef itted Western Kansas. • We have for 1964 and perhaps beyond, a farm •orogram that even its authors cannot explain. We have the record of Congressman Breeding voting straight down the line to win a "100 per cent perfect, score" in the book of Walter Reuther, compared to Congressman Bob Dole's perfect zero score. If you want a man who exercises independent judgement and whose fir?t concern is for the preservation of our American way of life, you should vote for Bob Dole, November 6th. — J. V. SEVERE, Ashland. Questions Teenagers' Actions What Is wrong with Garden City's or some- of Garden City's teenagers? Is it the teenagers? Is it the parents? Is it our school faculty or our law enforcement? It seems an awful shame that Garden City has so many teenagers on the road to some reform school or penitentiary. When teenagers, four or five of them, have to beat ur> one boy, mind you, by himself, just for "kicks", with bicycle chains made into clubs and even switch blade knives. These type of weapons are just as deadly as using guns. Are parents proud of their boy if he is the leader of one of the?e several gangs in Garden City? Do parents in Garden City know what their teenager is doing 24 hows a day? Or a good share of that time? Or don't thp.v care? The?e type of "leaders" surely wouldn't make very good leaders for our community or our country. What type of measures shall be taken to stop this crazy stupidness? — (Signed by the parent of a teenager but name withheld at discretion of the editor.) LAST WE HEARD Alberta (Mrs. Ted) Ludwig was short a sheet. She stripped several beds and stacked the sheets by the washer; but when she began lending them in, she had one less than she had taken off the beds. A thorough search of the house was to no avail. It's the kind of thing that ran haunt a housewife. As a matter of fact, Alberta might do well to look carefully at the garb the ghosts are wearing f ., „ ^» around her neighborhood this Hallo• •*• "**• ween. She might spot her wayward sheet, TWO NICE kittens are available free at the Lawrence Palen home, 511 Conkling. Their owner, Karen, is away at St. Mary of the Plains in Dodge City and there's no one left to appreciate them. The kittens' mother also is up for adoption, so you could get all three on . h the family plan. THE SOLAR SYSTEM, space, the universe and all such things that seemed so far out and b:;yond ordinary imagination in our youth are matters with which today's youngsters are quite conversant. We heard about a kindergarten la.ss who, several days ago, presented quite a lecture on the other planets. She pointed out Jupiter and named it; discussed the Earth; mentioned Pluto; and moved on to a planet-"closer to the Earth" and said, "this planet is Myers." (She was speaking of Mars.) * * * AND, PERHAPS, you could make a joke here about Myers being located on the Milky Way. •£{ -fa -JL A CALIFORNIA STOKE sells sandals for dogs. wbffjKV^''-' " ^ ilUmMi&L : Federals Concede Failure in Search WEYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) Federal officials conceded failure today after almost literally taking apart an $18,000 ranch home in an UVa-hour search for mOsit of $1.5 million stolen Aug. 14 in the Plymouth, Mass., mail rdbbery. Thomas R. Richards, 37, a World War II Navy veteran who bought the home in December 1958, was missing. There was no warrant for Richards' arrest on any charge. Mas- Touchdown For Astronaut EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP)—Astronaut Virgil I. Grissom hag walked away from a hard landing—in a kite. The incident occurred here Monday. The Air Force told of Gris- sorh's misadventure Tuesday. He flew a kite-like paraglider and landed it upright, although the craft's nose wheel crumpled when it hit the ground. The Air Force major climibed out smiling and unhurt. He Was the first astronaut to pilot the open-air vehicle, which was towed aloft by a biplane and released to glide downward in the manner expected to . be used eventually for the two-man Gemini space cansule. The Air Force termed its landing "a hard touchdown," rather than a crackup. sachusetts State Police canceled a pickup order for him without explanation. Instead of the expected million dollars, "more or less," as the search warrant described it, the all-day search yielded $330—thirty three $10 bills hidden by a board fastened to the cellar ceiling against the plumbing. The bills could not be identified as stolen- OHt«r finds included a 12-gauge shotgun and a .45 caliber automatic pistol, stamped "U.S. property." Workmen with pneumatic drills tore up a 20xlO-foot concrete patio in the back yard. A power shovel cleared the loose concrete and dug six feet Into the fill. With crowbars, electric drills and saws, 30 federal men—postal inspectors and U.S. marshalls— ripped up floor boards, cut holes in walls, tore away shingles and sidings. Federal officials declined to discuss responsibility for repairs to the house. Richards, an electrician, wa s at work Tuesday morning on a construction job a-t Somerset, Mass.. outside Fall River, when postal inspectors left a message telling him to come home. Richards left the job about 9:30 a.m. but did not return home. Russian Youths Stage Protest MOSCOW (AP) — About 100 sign-carrying Russian youths staged a 75-minute demonstration < outside the U.S. Embassy today to protest American actions; against Cuba. Police dispersed the demonstrators, who were mostly of higih school and grade school age. Embassy officials had feared the demonstration would swell into a violent outburst by thousands, as has occurred before. , They battened • down the lower j floors of the nine-story building < and moved all employes to upper,. floors. ' ; The students shook their fists and carried siqns reading "Hands off Cuba" and "Stop the aggression." \ Annexation Appeal Filed by Industries KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP)-An I attorney for several Industries in ' the Fairfax Industrial District, said an appeal was filed in Wash-' ington Tuesday asking the Su- ' preme Court to re-.:. / their legal attack on the district's annexation " by Kansas City, Kan. The federal district court for* Kansas ruled the industries did not have legal authority to attack., the annexation. This ruling was • unheld recently by the Tenth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Garden City Telegram Daily Excap* Sunday and Fiv» Holidayi Yearly By Che Talegram Publishing Company Tglaphon. BR t-3232 1 17 East Chaitnuf mil Hi-own Marvin Smith .___... Edltoi, . Advertising M»n»|[ei Drew Pearson Reports Republicans Have Chance to Elect Senator in Alabama DBOATUR, ALA — Five years ago if you had, told an Alaibaman that his state would elect a Republican senator in 1962, he would have called you crazy. Especially he would have called you crazy if vou had predicted Sen. Lister Hill, an elder statesman and pillar of the Senate since the days of Franklin Roosevelt, might be defeated by a Republican. Today, that possibility definitely exists. For the first time since reconstruction days, almost 100 years ago, the two-party system which political scientists talk about for the south, but never expect to materialize, may come to Alabama. Republicans are scurrying up votes and siphoning in money from Texas and New York as if they abriost had victory in the bag. John Gender, a New York attorney, recently transplanted to Alabama, has ousted old- school southerner Claude Vardaman as state chairman, and is running the Alabama GOP from his corporation law office with up-to-date political efficiency. James Martin, the candidate for senator, is touring the state with a hillbilly band, and has plenty of billboards. The only thin? he's careful about is reminding people — too much — that he's a Republican. His billboards simply ask Alabamans to vote for James Martin without identifying his party. The space where a candidate normally would label himself a Republican or a Democrat is simply left vacant. Republicans are also playing down the fact that Martin, a big wheel with the Associated Industries of Alabama, otherwise known as the "Big Mules," once got Hobby Kennedy to come to Alabama to speak before the Montgomery Chamber of Commerce. Kennedy, now attorney general and one of the most hat- his drive for integration and Negro vote- registration, flew to Montgomery in the private airplane of the Blount Construction were at the bottom. Our one crop, cotton, was selling for five cents a pound, lands were selling for taxes, th e people were ill-housed, ill-clothed and out of hope. «\vhen TVA first arrived we were nos tii e . Our attitude was <aU right) you > re here. You're not invited> but you're here; what afe you going to do about it? . "Well, look at us now," and Sne i ton waved at the chemical f a , c tories, flour mill, poultry pack- mg p j ant| fertilizer cooperative, co , pper pro ducts mill, .lotting the valley , <0ur p0 p u i at ion has in- creas( ; d 46 pe r cent in the pas t 10 yearSi Fifteen years ago we were dozing in the sunshine waiting for that once-a-year payroll brought by cotton and wearing out our second finest resource, the land. Today w e have immediate cash income from a hundred different products. ..Land-building did it. Flood control did it _ cheap power, navigation and malaria control did j wuh theif hd wc haye WQrk . a miracle „ One big argument that worries Alabama Ropub i icans is the influence thcir Democratic so]ons Congress because of long service Scn Lister ^ . g mak , jng ^ , w - th the fact that ag chairman of Ul Scnate Hcalth Welfare Committee he has rfd _ Qf education bill.-. . AW(j c re * sman Bob Jones , s { brag g ing about it but as a £• £ pubu ^ Com . miUce he ^ been a ^ faelp Alabama highways and flood con' trol. Alabama voters are thinking twice about losing this influence in Congress. ^emor-to-be George Wallace tlieir stores, now in effect almost a year, is hurting. . . Chief battler for continued commission- type government and continued segragation is City Commissioner Eugene "Bull" O'Connor, a strong Kennedy backer in 1960. When police commissioner of B i r m i m g h a m, O'^c.inor put through an ordinance making it illegal for a couple to occupy a hotel room together unless married. He was trying to trap a former mayor of Birmingham. But O'Connor got caught with his own law -when one of his own detectives found him in a compromising position in a hotel room with a lady. He was convicted. RCAF Defense Command on Alert OTTAWA (AP)—The Royal Canadian Air Force Air Defense Command is on increased alert because of the Cuba situation, reliable sources said today. » However, this does not apply to any other segment of Canada's armed forces. The Air Defense Command is part of North American Air Defense Command (NORAD). TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION By cnrrter a month tn Garden City $1.55. Payable t 0 carrier In advance. By carrier in other cities where service la available, 30e per week. By mall to other addrpsnes In Flnney, Lane, Scott. Wichita. Greeley. Hamilton, Kcarny, Grant Hasten and Rray counties. J7.60 per year: elsewhere J16 00 per year. Second class postage paid at Garden Olty, Kansas. If Telegram motor carrier service Is required to hare publication-day delivery by mall In cities that have local carrier service, local carrier rate* «PPly. Member of Tht AnnoclBted The Associated Press is entitled exclusively to the use for reproduction ot all the local news printed in Ihls newspaper as well as all AP news and dispatches. All rlshts of publication of special dispatches are also reserved. Mivery by mall tn cities the? have local carrier service, local carrier rate* Airline Flights to Cuba Are Suspended MIAMI, Fla. (AP) — Airline flights to Cuba were suspended Tuesday until further notice. The Cuban government notified Pan American Airways and KLM, the only lines with Havana flights, that the airport there was closedi tp civilian traffic. Pan American had two flights daily, and KLM, two weekly. They brought about 1,600 Cuban refugees weekly. WELCOME GIFT ... anytime ! MORRIS DRUG STORE 312 N. Main Garden City, Ks. Ptto. BR 6-3231 THE HOTTEST 23" 6-Way Combination place the national guard if it's federalized by the President and pulled out from under him. Next September he's expecting a crisis at the University of Alabama, only large state university except for the University of South Carolina still unintegrated. At that time half a dozen Negroes Blount considered him anti-labor. They didn't know he was also pro- negro. This is a chapter in the life of th c Republican candidate for the Senate lie would very much like td forget. In the end, I predict Sen. Hill and the Pemocratic congressmen from Alabama will be re-elected. Alabama Democrats will have a close call L'om the two- party system in the deep south. Northern Alabama today in a land of industrial miracles, largely because of a series of river and power projects lumped under the initials TVA. "At first I was asainst the Tennessee Valley Authority," says Barrett Sheiton, published of the Decatur Daily. "I wanted no government control of my life nor the lives of my people. "But in the early 1930's we daughter. . . "They'll have to arrest me," Wallace says before the university is integrated. . . Wallace is asking sheriffs to enlist 20 men in each community able to finance their own rifles and uniforms to serve in an Alabama militia. . . Sounds a bit like the Minute Men of California, who were denounced by Gov. Pat Brown for setting up their own militia against expected communist invaders. (Two of the Minute Men chiefs in southern California were arrested as sex offenders.) Birmingham faces a bitterly fought election — to change its form of government from city commission to city council. The latter would mean the election of Negroes to the city council, a move favored by downtoan Birmingham businessmen who want stores and lunch counters desegregated. The Negro boyc-olt of P2923 Only two of this model STEREO 23" TV AM/FM RADIO BUYS IN TOWN! 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