Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on October 26, 1962 · Page 4
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editorials Page 4 Gnrilon I'lly Tolpjfrnm Friday, October 26, 1962 "How Did We Happen To Get Into This Rig?" Special Report The Same Congressman T70R THREE ELECTIONS, the voters, of the Fifth District of Kansas have sent J. Floyd Breeding to Congress. Now the same Breeding is seeking another term. He is the same man which a solid majority of Southwest Kansans has picked to represent them for tflie past six years. He was elected and re-elected to serve in Congress under a Republican president, And he won thrse elections with the rugged competition from such able Republican nominees as Clifford Hope, Jr., and John Crutcher. We believe a traditionally Republican area of Kansas sent this Democrat back to Congress for additional terms because he was doing a good job for them. Tf a majority of voters had been dissatisfied, he would not have been re-elected. In next month's election he not only has to battle these traditional GOP odds, but has the added burden of getting a majority of votes in the old Sixth District — one of ultra-conservatism. The straw vote conducted this week by three Kansas newspapers, including this one, indicates Breeding is facing heavy odds at the polls. Yet he is the same Congressman who has been attempting to get a workable farm program which will help the economy of his district as well as getting ait the root of the whole agricultural problem — surplus. His opponent has fought against.farm legislation without offering any constructive alternatives. Breeding hasn't let his constituents down, and they can reciprocate week after next. Blueprint for Safety JJf ALLOWEEN is just around the corner again. Soon hordes of witches, goblins and assorted other little spooks will be pouring from their homes, admonishing neighbors in the time-honored fashion to supply the "tricks" or get "tricked". They will be wearing the wildest costumes and masks, designed to make them look like skeletons, zombies, or ghosts. It's all in good fun, and most of us will go along with the gag. But for those driving cars the gag could become a nightmare, and the ghosts could become real enough to haunt them the rest of their lives. This is one of the most exciting nights of the. year for children. In the enthusiasm of ringing doorbells, filling up bags with treats, and going to Halloween parties, they tend to forget reminders to watch for cars on dark streets and obey traffic signals in downtown areas. That's where you come in. When you know the streets and sidewalks will be filled with children of all ages roaming from house to house, it's up to you to make up for their memory lapses. If you don't, your memory will never be.free of the awful sight and sound of your car crunching against a small child. This Halloween, drive as though you expected the unexpected to happen. Don't relax at the wheel or allow your mind to wander. Avoid staring at the car ahead or the centerline. Keep your eyes moving periodically so you can get the total road picture. Remember, the cemeteries are full of "ghosts" now — the accident victims of yesterday. Don't turn our town's little make-believe ghosts into real ones. TIME WAS WHEN mothers did not ask their school-agers, "And what did you have for lunch today?" They knew what they'd had, because it was Mom who got up before breakfast to pack the jelly- soaked sandwiches, the hard-boiled eggs, oatmeal cookies and crisp winter apples in paper baps, lunch baskets or half-gallon syrup pails. * * * BUT IT'S AN everyday question now. The experienced and perceptive mother often can get the answer without asking. A glance at the shirt front is sufficient. -*-•*•* THIS SPOT CHECK method frequently is more enlightening than the menu interpretation straight from the mouths of the young diners. We quit asking a counle of years back when we' got into an intra-mural argument- over something one of ours insisted was "green gravy." •*• *• * THIS DOES NOT mean we do not know what they eat at school. Quite often we hear a why-don't-you-cook-it- like-the-lunch-ladies-clo or a hey-these- are - the-same - vegetables - we-had-ford. h. lunch - ^ , ^ •it -* -k THE DAY our boy pointedly bragged about the good cherry pie at school lunch, we couldn't help fluiHi a little and then ask, how come, if it was so good, had he wiped so muoh of it off on his shirt sleeve? * * * RUT OFALI, the school-lunch stories we've heard in some time, this one reported to us this week takes the cut-glass casserole: Local mother: "And what did you have for lunch today?" Third grader: "Sloppy Joes, and etc. . ." L.M.: "Was it good?" T.(J.: "Oh.yas. I even went back for more slop." L.M.: "More WHAT?" T.G.: "You know,more slop. I didn't get another bun." Fights Reapportionment Drew Pearson Reports Pentagon Doesn't Agree on Cuban Missile Bases Report WASHINGTON. — Here is to push. Bundy compared the only if Russia attacked the Unit- some of the backstage debate Kremlin to Hitler, who thought ed States. Cuba alone, despite aU which preceded the President's the allies were weak and kept its Russian buildup, would ney- history-making decision to take pushing into final war. Editor's Note—There's a political revolution going on to wrest control of state legislatures from long-dominant rural blocs. Here is a profile of one legislator fighting a last-ditch battle over reaippor- tionment. By JIM MONROE GORE, Okl'a." (AP) — To Ray Fine the cities are like some of his bull calves. He helps them grow Wg and strong, and then they turn on him. "We all want to build the cities," he slys. "We want them to get bigger and better. "But I don't think they are entitled to government on a head count alone. They've got selfish motives. And if they win, it'll be a dark day." Fine is one of scores of rural legislators across the nation who are fighting last-ditch battles over reapportionment. Since the Tennessee decision of the U.S- Supreme Court swung open the federal courtroom doors last March cities have scored one victory after another in their fight for more voice in state government. But the war isn't over. In many ways Fine typifies the "country boys" who are bitterly opposed to adjusting legislative lineup s to the shifts in population to urban areas. He represents three counties in the rugged, hill country of eastern Oklahoma—a senatorial district sure to be changed by such action. And he is one of the most powerful men in Oklahoma's rural-dominated legislature. Fine, 55, lives on a hillside a'bout a mile north of Gore and guards over his 50,000 constituents as closely as he does his 200 head, of 'beef cattle. Some sa'y his people fear him more than the cattle, while others say he's re • vered like a patron saint because of his efforts to get jobs, welfare checks, roads and other-govern mental goodies. Fine's argument against legisla tive reapportionment i s a simple one. The cities have never suffered because country boys control state legislatures, he says, but rural areas will suffer if the cities take over. In Oklahoma, he said, a city- controlled legislature would cut back the welfare program and raid the rural fund. Fine says he has helped cities .obtain fancy expressways, solve financial problems and get governmental doles. . A Question Of Safety Better^ Through 'Hctlth ' KnowUdw- Sind quotient to P. 0. Box 1174. loulivlllt 1, Kentucky. Vitamin A For The Skin Q. I have been u»ing a face cream containing vitamin A /or about a year. So far ax / can tell my thin doesn't look any younger. Should I try another brand of vitamin cream? A. In recent years a number of biologically active substances such as vitamins and hormones have been incorporated in cosmetic preparations. The advertising claims always subtly (or not so subtly) hint at some marvelous benefits. Vitamin A in cosmetics supposedly enhances the appearance of the skin. Actually, there is no acceptable scientific evidence to support the claim that cosmetics containing vitamin A are of greater value than those Q. I mould like to have iom» information on the new oral pills to prevent pregnancy. Have I/IPV been found 100 percent taf'e? A. OK, here's the latest rundown. Results of wide scale clinical studies indicate that when the pijl is taken regularly as directed it is highly (99 percent) effective in preventing ovulation (and thus preventing pregnancy). It is estimated that over one million women are now using the pills. In some instances the pills cause side effects such as nausea, uterine bleeding, breast tenderness, and weight gain. So far, use of the pills has had no known effect on the fertility of women when they stop taking the pills. What the effect of the prolonged use of the pills may be on the pituitary gland and ovaries: how the menopause may be affected; or what effect prolonged use of the pill* rriay have on offspring, are questions which may take years to be answered. There is some element of danger in almost all medication. that lack it. The best medical service is provided through friendly, mutual understanding between patient and physician. Feel free to discuss all aspects of medical care with him. And, when medication it prescribed, allow us to fill your prescription in equal confidence. McCLUNG-PAYNE PHARMACY 109 Grant BR 6-6762 Participating Merchant—Garden City Cash Days Be in our store for cash day drawing a tough policy toward Cuba. B.) Bundy argued that the It began about the time Under United States had always been Secretary of State George Ball gave a report to the House Se lect Committee on export con reacting to Soviet mov... in the past, and it was time to have the Soviet react to our moves. We trol, Oct. 3, outlining Cuba's new should put Moscow on the defen weapons imports as purely fensive. Ball did not list any intermediate or long-range missiles in the shipments which Moscow had sent ot Fidel Castro. And he was so specific in listing the defensive weapons that some observers, notably Walter Lipprr.ann, went out on a limb in good faith and reported: "We do not have to guess about what is being •landed in Cuban ports. We know. And anyone who chooses to question the basis of our present policy (of no intervention) must be er be a threat — unless Russia attacked at the same time. And if Russia attacks, it was pointed out, the attack would come directly from Soviet long- range missiles at 300 U.S. cities simultaneously. Attacks from Cuban missile bases alone would be too ineffective. Even if accompanied by an attack from Russian subs off the Florida coast, sive. Secretary Rusk, on the other hand, argued that by applying continued pressure and getting mor e Latin-American support we this would be a flea-bite compar- would gradually win in Cuba e d with a full-scaie barrage from without military intervention. He the Russian mainland, pointed first to the deteriorating All these arguments were con- condition of the Cuban economy; sidered, but in the end what real- second, to the fact that Latin- American liberals like President Betancourt of Venezuela had swung strongly to our support. ly tipped the scales were political factors, including a report from Vice President Johnson that Cuba was causing great damage His policy was working, Rusk to the Democrats in -the election said, and there was no reason to campaign and that the public change it. However, Bundy won was getting the impression that gin 'by proving the intelligence the argument, which h why Rusk Kennedy wa s indecisive. 6 y v a - told intimates that if Bundy estimates wrong. At the time Under Secretary Ball Testified, however, and we!! before the President's announcement of intermediate range missile bases on Cuba, US. Intelligence did have reports of such missiles, also of long-r$a n g e bombers in Cuba. Ball's testimony caused considerable comment in the Pentagon, and copies of the intelligence reports were leaked to certain key congressmen, among them Speaker John McC'ormack. The speaker thereupon became quietly active in pushing for a firmer policy by the administration. In fairness to Under Secretary Ball and to the President, it should be noted that intelligence reports are not always black and white. However, there was sufficient reason to believe that offensive missile bases were being constructed on Cuba for a great deal of confidential discussion to be generated over Ball's report to Congress. Up until this time, the Kennedy policy in regard to Cuba-, as formulated by Secretary of State Rusk, was as follows: 1. There was to be no invasion or blockade of Cuba. '2. There was to be heavy pressure on Cuba's economy. 3. All means were to he taken to stop the export of Cuban Communism to other parts of Latin America.' 4. The United States would make Soviet support for Castro very expensive at a time when the Soviet economy was hurting. This was the official polic-y of the United States until last Thursday, Oct. 18, two days before the President cut short his western campaign and returned to Washington. What caused the change, essentially were the arguments of McGeorge Bundy, the Harvard Professor imported to serve as Kennedy's national security assistant. Buiuiy, related by marriage to ex Secretary of State Dean Aeheson, has sometimes been in disagreement with Deun Rusk, and the disagreement over Cuba came to a head last week. Bundy made two recommendations to the President: A.) The United States had to convince Moscow that it meant business. As lon^ as we appeared weak or vacillating, he argued, the Kremlin would ^ontinua were going to be Secretary of State in fact, he might as well have the job in name. They.rui'e now reconciled their personal differences. Rusk and his State Department supporters also argued that Cuba is not a military threat to the United States; that only Russia is. By turning Cuba into a base, Cuba could be a threat — but The President himself had detected this and was gloomy about the prospect of losing the governorship battles in the big key states of New York, Michigan, Ohio and California, which could start at disastrous trend for 1964. This, plus the decision to keep Russia on the defensl , -were the real reasons for the historic decision on Cuba. Military fear o f Cuba actually had very little at all to do with it. The first chest you can change as fast as you change your mind! PONYTAIL •<r> Kinit Features Syndlwte, Inc., 1963. 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