Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on October 30, 1962 · Page 4
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Garden City, Kansas
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Tuesday, October 30, 1962
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editorials No Place to Relax Drew Pearson Reports Overseas Short-Range Missile Bases Outmoded M< COST AMERICANS, as well as the rest of the free world, are breathing easier over the Cuban silu- • ation. It may be an uneasy siprh of relief, but the tension has been relaxed — for the time-being 1 . It appears that the Russians accepted '>ur blockade, and , threat to sink any ship with offensive weapons which tried to get through to Cuba, as the real thing. Still, this episode leaves an uneasy world just waiting to see what will break out next — and where. It's difficult to accept Soviet Premier Khrushchev's about-face as a real desire to keep the peace. Why must we be so suspicious? Past history offers little basis for the sincerity of the Russian lender. He talks for peace but his definition, in most minds, is for one-world under communism. While his pledge to dismantle Soviet bases in Cuba and to halt delivery of offensive weapons was hailed as a stunning victory for the U.S., it also provides propaganda fuel for the Russians' claim* as peacemakers. This nation's military aid and deployment in the European and Asian countries close to Soviet territory is now open to suspect. Americans don't feel our bases in Turkey and other overseas locations are a threat to the peace of the Russians. But these bases can make the Russians just as uneasy as we are of the Red arsenal in Cuba. The distrust on both sides Won't allow a true peace. A world triggered for war isn't a place to relax. Letter ro Hie Editor OMAHA — President Kennedy has a fairly easy "out" in the Cuban crisis, if he has the courage (o use it — namely, to dismantle some of the outmoded U.S. short-range missile bases nrar Soviet territory in return for tre removal of Soviet missile bases close to American territory in Cuba. These intermediate range ballistic missile (IRBRI) bases were hastily constructed in England, Italy and Turkey when we were worried about the reported Russian missile lead and when we were not sure of perfecting the intercontinental ballistic missiles which now have a range of 7,000 to .8,000 miles. Anyone who studies the ring of Atlas missiles now dotting the prairies of Nebraska and Kansas in underground silos In clusters of nine to a group, with cirews beside them underground 24 hours a day, can understand why these long-range missiles are considered far more efficient than the short-range missiles we have located in Europe. These Thors and Jup'iters have been something of a political headache to our European allies. Praise to the Shriners As a participant in your first Garden City Grand Prix, I'd like to thank the Garden City Shrine Club for sponsoring the races and working so hard to make it the efficiently-run event it was. The hospitality my wife and I received from the i Shriners, and the Sports Car Clubs of Wichita and Southwest Kansas was among the finest and most cordial we have received at any race meet. The course was interesting and challenging, and once the problem of surface break-up is overcome will be an ideal road course. We hope it was a financial success and that the Garden City races be made an annual affair.—GENE - KIMMEL, Vermillion, S.D. Hal Bovle Says: It Was Heaven While Dreaming d. h. MOTHER WE KNOW says things at their house are at the peak of impossibility — the 17-year-old knows all the answers and the four-year-old knows all the questions. EVERY LINE OF WORK has its headaches and one of Herman TPop" Beringer's top-rank\ng ones is getting parents to come get their children when Civic Center activities end for the evening. Too often, he says, too many of the kids have to hang around on the side-walk, in the street or out in the parking lot too long — waiting for their Moms or Dads to come haul-* them home. So-o-o-o. Tomozrow (Wednesday) night is the Halloween Party for eighth and ninth graders (Rotary Club is assisting the C.C. for the affair). It begins at 8 n.m. and ends at 9:30 sharp. If your child is supposed to ride home with you, for Creep's sake be there at 9 :30. * * + INCIDENTALLY — now there's Metrecal soup (three kinds) ... In Liberal there's an organization named the Wheatlands Ski CKib — for Liberalites who ski ... At the University of Wichita there are 4,144 men students and only 1,770 women. * * * WPIEN MEMBERS of the Methodist Junior Youth Fellowship group came to "picture of a candidate for governor" on a scavenger hunt list, they beat a path to the home of Dale Saffels. Not only did they get their pictures, but they got them straight from the candidate. Dale happened to be in town that night. After the first call or 'two, he realized he might as well stay at the door, campaign cards in hand, until all of the 60 or so scavengers were taken care of. * * * CONSIDER THIS for a mother's week: Juletiba (Mrs. Lou) Boultinghouse is. having this week, in addition to Halloween and no school on Thursday and Friday, birthday parties for two children. The British public, for instance, contends they will make England a sitting duck for Russian missile retaliation in time of war. Since they have outgrown their major usefulness, and since they have been a constant Russian irritant and subject of the Soviet claim that war-minded Uncle Sam is out to encircle and attack the Soviet, they could be withdrawn. However, a withdrawal in return for Russian withdrawal from Cuba would probably bring a storm of criticism from Kennedy's Republican and right-wing critics and the President is very sensitive to criticism. » Th« State of Nebraska, which once contributed William Jennings Bryan and George Norris to the pacifist leadership of America is now the most prepared and warlike place in America. Bryan when secretary of state under Wilson resigned when Wilson insisted on bucking the Kaiser's submarine blockade of American shipping — a blockade not unlike that we have imposed on the Soviet and Cuba, in reverse. Bryan claimed Wilson's policy would eventually get us into war. And it did. George Norris, a Republican, was one of the little 'band of senators who held out against that war which Woodrow Wilson eventually declared. Those were days when their sjate of Nebrafika was isolated from the world; when it took three days to reach New York from Omaha; when nobody ever dreamed that greJat Atlas missiles, buried in the Nebraska prairies would be able to hit Moscow in 30 minutes. Nebraskans are likewise aware, though they don't like to talk about it, that Russian missiles can also reach Omaha in 30 minutes and that Offutt Field near Omaha with its Strategic Air Command (SAC) and its underground missiles, is the no. I target of the Kremlin. If Red Army leaders ever win put over Khrush- dhev, Omaha will- probably become a pile of ashes on the midwest prairies. The White House has recently requested newspapermen to refrain from publishing certain military information. This would be a wise policy if it wasn't locking the stable door after the horse is stolen. Take for instance the location of Atlas missiles in the United States. Soviet strategists obviously must know where every NEW YORK (AP)—The small island gleamed like a green jewel in the twilight as we sailed through the South Seas toward it. There were six of us in the small vessel—and naturally I was the leader. "Have your guns ready, men," I warned them. "You never know what deviltry may be afoot here." But as We landed in a small cove, 30 tall young lovely dusky damsels in sarongj came singing out of the woods, bearing baskets of grapes and pomegranates on their graceful heads. "Do you suppose it's a trap, cap'n?" asked one of my men anxiously. "Well, if it is they sure picked the right kind of bait," I told him. The girls showed their intentions were entirely peaceful, and we could see at a glance they couldn't possibly be packing any hidden weapons. They welcome us ashore with glad cries, and spread fair shimmering cloths upon the silver sands. We sat down upon the cloths with them—six worn seafarers among the 30 beauteous damsels—and they peeled grapes and pomegranates and fed them to us with delicate fingers. "Do you reckon it'd be okay if w e stayed here overnight, cap'n?" ventured another one of my men. "We're powerful tired of sailing that air endless sea on short rations." "Wait'll I try a little palaver with 'em," I replied cautiously. Then, addressing the leader of the girls, Sowhatee, the prettiest among them, I asked her in her native tongue: "Where in tarnation are all your menfolks?" "Off stealing pearls from another tribe far away," replied So- whatee. "They always stash us on this lonely island when they no on a raid. They've been gone for a month, and they won't 'be back for weeks and weeks and weeks." "Mind if \\e stay on for a while" I inquired offhand. "Speaking for all of us girls," said Sowhatee, lowering her eyes, "We'd love it." Well, the grape peeling grew more furious after that. Finally, Sowhatee said: "Don't you think it's a bit crowded here? Come with me, captain, I knew a little forest glade where we can talk alone- while 1 weave fragipani blossoms in your hair." Hand in hand, we strolled into the forest and then. . . . And then I felt a firmer hand shaking me by the shoulder and the voicu of my wife, Frances, whispering in my ear: "Wak e up, Rover, and start earning me a living a^ain." "What a time to interrupt a dream!" I exclaimed testily. "Well, you've had a week's vacation," said my hausfraus," aren't you glad to be going back to work?" "Without a single frangipanl blossom in my hair?" I asked sleepily. "What are you—some kind of a nut or something?" said Frances, Actually I don't mind going back to work. I had. a wonderful vacation watching the seasonal change of colors at Tom Alexander's isolated Cataloochie Ranch high in the Great Smoky Mountains in North Carolina. No radio, no television, no newspapers, no contact at all with the frightening world outside. Tell me, did anything important happen while I was gone? What's new? Garden City Telegram Published Daily Except Sunday and Five Holidays Yearly By The Telegram Publishing Company Telephone BR 6-3232 ||7 East Chestnut Kill Brown Man in Smith Editor AdvortUlng Malinger TERMS OP SUBSCRIPTION By carrier a month In Garden City, $1.55. Payable to carrier In advance By rmrrier in other cities where service is available, 30c per week. By nmil to other addressf* in Finney, Lane, Scott. Wichita, Greeley, Hamilton Koarny, Grant, Haskell and Gray counties, $7.50 per year; elsewhere $15 00 per year. ' Local and area college students, $5.00 for 9-month school year. Second class postage paid at Garden City, Kansaa. Tf Telegram motor carrier service is required to have publication-day de- liveiy by mail in cities that have local carrier service, local carrier rates apply. Memlinr of The Associated 1'resn The Associated Pres.q is entitled exclusively to the use for reproduction of all the local news printed in this newspaper as well as all AP news and dispatches. All rights of publication of special dispatches are also reserved. Three former Perm State coaches — Bob Higgins, Dick Harlow and Hugo Bezdak — have been selected to the football Hall of Fame. "This Pair Feels Pretty Good" (it one of these missiles is located simply by reading the glorified press blurbs issued by the Air Force. The public doesn't know it, .but the Pentagon generals have an annual appropriation of $34,000,000 for public relations to sell the Americans on war and the efficiency of the weapons of war. This helps create an atmosphere for more military appropriations. In contrast, the State Department has an appropriation of only $1,400,000 for selling a better understanding of foreign affairs in order to promote peace. The Air Force in Omaha has used this juicy appropriation to issue glowing press statements telling how SAC is "larger than any industry," and giving details of the B-52, Stratofor,tress, the B- 47 Stratojet, the supersonic B-58 " For Sharp TV Pictures I recommend-anduse SYLVANIA S SILVER SCREEN 85 TV PICTURE TUBE! Pag* 4 Garden City Tclotfrnm ^Tuesday, October 30,1962 the third extra hole >.- a sudden in combination with American Hustler, the SM-65 Atlas and the industry which feeds off the mili« SM-68 Titan and a lot of others. tar y- With pride that i s justifiable but which would better be kept under wraps, the Air Force public relations experts reel off stories about all kinds of new planes, missiles and weapons. For instance: "SAC now has the GAM-77 Hound Dog missile, says the Air Force, which can be mounted under each wing of its B-52G and B-52H heavy bombers. The Hound Dog i s supersonic and accurately guided and is equipped with nuclear warheads. It can be launched against enemy positions from hundreds of miles away" and GO on and so on. No wonder the Russians know all about our strength without spending anything for intelligence. No wonder President Eisenhower, in his last message to the American people, warned of Says; Edwin D. Cox owner MODERN RADIO T.V. SERVICE 626 N. Phone 6 . 5251 Garden City YOU have a friend at The Fidelity YOU WOULDN'T BUY A NEW CAR "BLINDFOLDED" DON'T FINANCE IT... ii In-The-Dark," either! Arrange Your AUTO LOAN IN ADVANCE . . . Fidelity Rates Are Lower! The Fidelity State Bank "Growing with Garden City" Fjirune Custom Ranch Wagon: Middleweight that loads like the big onei. Filrlane 500 Sports Coupe: Beauly and bucket seats irt itjndatd. Now Ford Fairlane has hardtops and wagons! The hot new middleweight with V-8 punch goes full line for '63,,.with a lively choice of nine models... hardtops, wagons, sedans! 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