Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on October 31, 1962 · Page 4
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editorials Page 4 Drew Pearson Reports Hal Boyle Says: City Wednesday, Oct. 31, 1962 Welcome, Teachers National Spotlight on California \V7E ADD our editorial voice to the others who say ,„ in today's Telegram, "Welcome Teachers." It's a rare occasion when Garden City plays the -role of host to a convention as large as the sectional meeting of the Kansas State Teachers Assn. The meeting alternates each November between Dodge City and Garden City, and is one of eight such sectional conventions over Kansas. We can only hope that the teachers find Garden City a nice place to visit and a nice meeting location. This city doesn't offer much in the way of gay night life and other choices of late evening entertain. merit. But its heart is as big as that of a metropolitan city, and its welcome just as warm. Our weather should be, by averages, the best in the state of Kansas. Our stores are modern and well' stocked, our downtown area features plenty of park', ing and most of our school buildings, where teachers will be meeting, are attractive and pleasant. We hope the teachers, administrators and others here for the convention enjoy their stay — please come back. Letter f-orhe Editor Non-Parfhan Farmer Speaks We feel that your editorial of October 26, 196,2, merits a reply. We refer to the editorial regarding our present Congressman, Breeding. You state he has been "attempting to get a workable farm program". What has he accomplished along this line in these six (6) long years? ? ? We wish to gncro-ept that Tie has accornnlished absolutely NOTHING. The plight of the Western Kansas farmer is much worse now than when B<'°eding was elected. Your ad wVnoh you i-an for Breeding in the Satur- rlav. October 27fih. mner is the Answer. You show in the ad th** he voted Yes.' Yes, Yes and Yes, all the time. Mr. Editor, that is his Trouble — hejs a "YES" for his Administration, for his nolitical cronies. He votes "yes" when th^v t°H him to. regardless of whether it is good for the Western Kansas farmer or norf-. We need » man like Bob Dole for Congressman, a man who will rprires^nt his constituents, the farmers. rather tTmn his political cronies, and an Administration wTn'ch does not even have a farm program. HOW can "RrewTinor help the farmer when his noliti- cal T>«HV doe" rio,f Vi5iv fi o farm T>ro<rvam? ?'? ? ? w e hone Bob "Hole will be elected bv a B ? or Whooping Maiontv — the fpvmera need Dole. Even democrat ex-Sec votary of Afviculture Clinton Anderson h'a= vicmmnslv (wnnoorl this administration f nr m bill. — RA.Y'H. CAT, iff AN. secretary-treasurer, Farmers Non-Partisan Committee. LOS ANGELES. — Though the national spotlight is on th c effort of Richard Nixon to stage a political comeback as governor of California, possibly a more sign- ificant'election is taking place over the superintendent of schools of California. It is significant because for the first time, the • extreme right wing represented by the John Birtn Society ami kindred thinkers, are trying to take over thc educational system of an important state. Their drive is to put California schools back In the McGuffey's Headers and make education a matter of indoctrination rather than a search for the truth. Reason for the battle at this time is the resignation of Dr. Roy E. Simpson as superintendent of schools and the election of his successor. One of the following two candidates is to be picked in a statewide election: Dr. Ralph Richardson, a UCLA professor of English and president of the Los Angeles School Board which educates one-fifth of California's youngsters. Richardson is a moderate reformer with some ideas on solving the problem of youngsters who drop out of school and who wants to stick to basic education. Dr. Max Rafferty, superintendent of the La Canada School District, affable, spellbinding darling of the right wing who, when he isn't busy makin^, political speeches, wanto to reintroduce McGuffey's Reader into the school system. Here is now Rafferty has been spellbinding the voters of California: "There are other enemies of education," he said in his keynote speech, now circulated by right-wing organizations all over the state. "There are the ax- grinders and the profit-minded and the moss-backs. There are the demagogues and th^ ward- heelers. Their eyes bulge out at us from the funhouse mirrors. The congested veins cord like Medusa's snakes from the foreheads wavering in the curving glass. We turn away and 'go out into the cool of the evening appalled at the contortions of the massed i-eflections." Dr. Richardson, '...10 is no spellbinder, came through the primary campaign in debt. Rafferty spent $57,000 in his primary with contributions from executives of Union Oil, Southern California Edison, and Carnation Milk. And he still seems to have ample money to spend on billboards, literature and TV. When you look at Rafferty's list of right-wing backers you can understand why. They range from Patrick Frawley Jr., head of Schick and Evcrsharp, 'vho spent around $60,000 plugging the Schwarz crusade, to Frank B. Adams, a national endorser of John Birch. Ratferty spoke before the "Doctors for Americansim" !n Pasadena along with Rep. John Rousselot (R., Calif.;, a member of the John Birch Society, along with stich honor gliests as Bill Richardson, a.Birchite candidate for Congress, and Paul Drake, publisher of the Birch-front Freedom Press. On Oct. 6 he spoke at "Yankee Doodle Days" in Montrose with Edgar Heistand, a John Birch congressman; also addressed the Minute Women of Pasadena and any number of other right- wing extremists. One of his most significant speeches was before the Republican assembly on Aug. 6 when he said: "If I do not win you are not going to find Republicans in California in a few years." Yet Rafferty is running as a nonpartisan. That's thc way the race for control of the schools linos up in what will soon be the most populous state in the union. It will be just about as interesting to watch as the race for governor of California. Thtre's an Interesting aftermath to the gambling debt which Dana Smith, Richard Nixon's $18,000 fund collector, incurred at the Sans Souci nig it club in Havana. When Smith lost $14,200 he paid his debt with a check dated April 4, 1952 on the First Trust and Savings Bank of Pasadena bt •'. when, he got back to Miami next day he stopped payment on the check. I have a photostat of the check with "payment stopped" stamped on it. l$laW Navy Changes Picket Lines City Telegram Published Daily Except Sunday and Five Holidays Yearly By The Telegram Publishing Company Telephone BE i-3232 I 17 East Chesfnuf Bill Brown Man in Smith Editor Advertising Manager TERMS OP SUBSCRIPTION By carrier a month In Garden Oitr. $1.55. Payable to carrier In advance. By carrier in other cities \vhpre service is available, 30c per week. By mail to other addresses in Fimiey. Lane. Scott. Wichita. Greeley. Hamilton, Kearny, Grant, Haskell and Gray counties, $7.50 per year; elsewhere $15 00 per year. Local and area college students. S5.00 (or 9-month school year. Second class postage paid at Garden City, Kansas. If Telegram motor carrier service is required to have publication-day delivery by mall In cities that have local oarrier service, local carrier 'rates apply. Member of The Associated Tress The Associated Pres s Is -entitled exclusively to th« use for reproduction of all the local news printed in this ne\v.-:paper as-well as all AP news and dispatches. All rights of publication of special dispatches are also reserved. WASHINGTON (AP) -T e Navy has pulled its Cuban blockade fleet into a more com^.-ct patrol area, it was learned today. Exact boundaries of the new picket line were not disclosed, but they were reported well inside the original patrol section which started as much as 600 or 700 miles off Cuba, extending northeast toward Bermuda and eastward of the Virgin Islands. The sea blockade was in suspension again today, but the quarantine fleet of carriers, cruisers, destroyers and submarines was still on station. U Thant, acting U.N. secretary- general, had asked that the U.S. blockade of offensive arms shipments to Cuba be lifted before he began discussions in Havana with Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro. In announcing Monday night that the blockade would be suspended for two days beginning at dawn Tuesday, the V/hite House did not say whether the quarantine would go ' .ck into effect after Thant leaves Havana. DISTAFF SIDE WEDNESDAY .................. SOMEONE SAID they liked this column better back when we had washing machine trouble to write and complain about. * * * SH-H-H-H. Don't you know it's bad luc'k to talk or even think about having managed for awhile without appliance trouble. + * .* WANT TO KNOW 'if you earned a Red Cross swimming certificate in the summer swim classes (second session) ? The list of certificate-earners — i.e. those who passed — • appeared in Monday's Telegram, page 8. If your name is listed, you rriay pick up your certificate at the Red Cross office, 317 North Seventh Street. They won't be mailed out ... too much postage expense. + * (* IN THE TWO SESSIONS of Red Cross swimming program last summer, 562 earned certificates out of a total enrollment of 1032. This is - a very good completion record, says Beth (Mrs. Doug) Te'drow, Red Cross water safety chairman. She explains that most of those who do not earn certificates indicate stu- den^s who drop out of the program rather than students who fail to learn. Thereafter Norman Rothman, owner of Sans Souci, sued Smith for giving him a bad check and the suit carrte to a head in California in September 1952 when Nixon was running for vice president. It was then that Nixon wrote td the American embassy asking its good offices in helping Smith regarding his gambling debt. The American embassy, as a result, turned handsprings for Smith when it had other pressing problems such as the difficult political situation to worry abc But here is the payoff. Later, Norman Rothman was indicated, prosecuted and convicted by the Justice Department for running arms into Cuba. At that time, 1958-59, all sorts of arms were being run into Cuba to aid the Castro forces, then in the hills fighting against President Batista. Castro's cause was being championed by th e New York Times, Gov. Luis Munoz marin of Puerto Rico, Pres. Pepi Figueros of Costa Rica, and others. Federal authorities in .'lorida generally looked the other way when it came to arms-running. In fact, there have been no stiff sentences imposed for this old- fashioned American custom of stirring up revolution. Rothman, however, the man who brought suit against Nixon's friend in September 1952 just as Nixon was running for vice president, got fiv e years in the federal penitentiary. Life Is One Long Halloween By HAL BOYLE NEW YORK (AP)-T like Halloween. In a fearful time it is one scare you can count on. To an untidy middle-aged person, life becomes a kind of constant halloween, encumbered by ghostly restraints that point spectral fingers of warning against any vision of plenty. One is educated also to a growing fear of the knoc'.. on the door. You aren't really frightened. You are usually bofed. When you answer the door, you don't feel that any hard-muscled men will be waiting there to pull you toward the incinerator—or at least warn you to pay an overdue bill. No, alas, the man who raps upon your panel is likely either to try to sell you life insurance or a children's encyclopedia, or remind you it is time to vote for the politician of 'his choice. I have learned never to admit a political partisan into my apartment near election time. As to life insurance and encyclopedia salesmen, they hold for me neither terror nor adventure. I am absolutely overbought in thoso fields. But along about now I really enjoy answering the door. We also •enjoy building up stock of candy to reward the query: "Trick or treat." Once when I was younger, I replied, "There's no treat here. What's your trick?" The child squirmed unhappily. He knew no tricfc. Then I squirmed too. Sticky widget. Children today would rather be feted than play pranks. Probably it's better that way. Maybe. When the thunder of childish fists beats a tattoo on our door tonight, I know it will open to admit a motely crew of costumed chouls and beastics. Our cat, Lady Dottie, is bound to go up and rub herself against a pair of small legs. "How can she tell me?" our outraged and disguised daughter, Tracy Ann, who is 9, will say. "Doesn't she know I'm a monster?" Yes, indeed. What children don't realize is that the way they dress themselves to be on Halloween is the way their parents and other friends think of them all the year long. » But to know a monster is to love one. And particularly if you buy it shoes. Alexander Graham Bell was a Scotsman who went to Boston to teach and lecture in the Boston Day School for the Deaf. Hallowe'en Season .:*•"• WHILE we're on the Red Cross . . . any groups or individuals interested in first aid training? First Aid chairman Amos "Blacky" Biondi is willing and able tn start classes soon if there's sufficient interest and demand. Let him or the Red Cross office know. * . * * THE THING IS, we keep telling our family, our eccentricities all are logical and reasonable while everyone else's are inane and unnecessary. d. h. come ^JeackerA Life is all a bowl of cln-rries in my cherry red Kate Greenaway. It's dazzling cutton with rickruck bordered cherries for a very bright outlook. MARTIN'S MATERNITY AND CHILDREN'S WEAR ACROSS THE STREET WEST OF IDEAL'S y// l/l/el c/y ^jalei come In recognition of all of the teachers of Sbuthwest Kansas who are attending the Garden City meeting ... we are offering these timely fall values — THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY! COAT SPECIAL! Our entire stock of dress coats — cashmeres, cashmere and wool blends, wool fleeces, wool tweeds, alpaca and wool lustrosas, wool crepes — many trimmed with fur. A wonderful collection of styles and colors. Custom sizes, petite sizes, regular sizes, tall sizes. REDUCED DRESS CLEARANCE Fall dresses 1 to wear now and into spring. Pretty cotton plaids and prints, printed Dacron and cotton blends, and many, many others. Sizes 5 to 15, 8 to 20 and \2{ to 24i. Reg. 15.98 Now $11.55 Reg. 13.98 Now $10.00 Reg. 12.98 Now $ 9.55 Reg. 29.98 Now $22.00 Reg. 24.98 Now $17.00 Reg. 22.98 Now $15.55 Reg. 19.98 Now $14.00 Reg. 17.98 Now $12.88 Reg. 11.98 Now $ 9.00 Reg. 9.98 Now $ 7.55 SEAMLESS STOCKINGS /£. Extra fine quality, beautiful n«w fall shades. Sizes 8| to II. OWW PRINTED COTTON SATINS Pretty patterns for blouses, shift dresses, party dresses or dusters. All combed cotton, crease-resistant, washable. Reg. 1.49. PLAID GINGHAMS Fine combed cotton, completely washable, crease- resistant, many clan plaids. Reg. 98c. 2 WOOL COATINGS 60 inches wide plaids, 100% virgin wool, good winter weight. Made to sell for 5.98 yd. WOOL SUITINGS 54 and 60 inches wide in tweeds, stripes, checks and plains. Reg. 2.98 and 3.98 yard. YD. YDS. YD. YD. $ 1 99 BR 6-4571 320 N. Main Garden City . . . The Garden Spot ...fashions & fabrics

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