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mmin' ' ir i T" " r""" ' i 1111 rHy- Cm Ljc'' '' Dily 30 cant Tap' T"n Tii - Cnl id ico"d iort wh.'t thara n no ci'"r diivry Oaily Ona month. $1 CO; ona yaar, J 00. Su"rtflV Ona monh, 90 cintt; ora yaar, S9 60 Eitra potfl il addad btvond lacond lona. Tkfir Oii U4t Iria P (i no' b. rapontbia lor flit rtfgrn ol unoiicittd communicat'oni, rnjnuicripti or photoq'aplu aan though raqutit it maaa whin lubmiOad ard pmtaqa ii providtd. ( E-' d ai M.ond-cnu mattar. Put OHica, PrtitburgS, Pa The THE United States in the U.N. General Assembly session has suffered (me of the voi st diplomatic defeats since the cold war began. The I'liiled Stales is no longer even trying lo achieve (lie original purpose of the inert in?. That was l.V. condemnation of Communist and Nasserite Indirect agression; a I'.N. police force and acceptance of primary responsibility for the Independence of Lebanon and .Ionian. Instead, the United Stales and Kritaiii are considered the culprits by the U.N. majority because their troops remain In Lebanon and Jordan. Whether the fare-saving Norwegian resolution, introduced in our behalf, parses or not is of minor importance. It lias been -watered down to the point where its double-talk is meaningless. It is such an abject surrender that some British and American advisers ate ioportcd hoping for its defeat. Because thp resolution neither condemns Kussia and Nasser nor assumes I'.X. responsibility, and because it merely requests U.N. Secretary (.eneral Ham-marskjolil to continue what be Is already doing, iis passage will change nothing. What a come down from the high hopes of Pr s.-de.-.t r:;s"'.!-.ower a week ago, v ;:m !-e per5 cm: Ass-n:! ! Cti )- :r.e-.:! na:!y pieente- x point dura :. f: f-p U W;-v ha ;:. S'a'es Government : '! and its con--cr. iei in t;i.s humili- w;-:; a.I i's goo,; ; .i."n Realist Enough To :NA?.D W. HALL, the former Re--. r .:.' i. i.r.a;:man, has abandoned : -:.i.y f r the GOP nomination for i r. r t r : . r : N- -.v Yoik for . -. n tiiat he ;. w-v-. : going to v Y :k nominates by r . ; -. ar.l Nelson A. F. r appears to ;.'-. .; r - . . lif'.cgates to w.-.. ' c rca.!iS aie not t c .if Although by eon:; at;- -. w old pro 1 U',l. Mr. !'.! kefelicr is a dde:ta::te i'o!;!;i-s, his vcrv earn" s;; I iovo. alive advantages to the tnir.ds of t'.p woiking jioliticians w!.o w:;l contrul the convention. Hut, regardless i.f the New 1 ork governorship, any extended absence of Mr. Hall from public life would be a misfortune. And one of the reasons that persuades us nf this was illustrated by Ids announcement giving up the New York race: "I have always been a realist and I am therefore withdrawing." Not many, having walked up the hill in such circumstances, are realists enough lo walk down voluntarily, before they are pushed. In these times of jumping "crises'1 there is a scarcity of genuine realists in public office hence a serious need of them. Camp For Diabetics CHILDREN who surfer from diabetes rarely get the chance to attend .summer camj) and live in the great outdoois with othei s of their age. They can swim, hike and play ball to be sure. Hut they have to be careful what they eat. Camp fare for normal youngsters is .sometimes poison for a diabetic. This week the Pittsburgh Diabetes Assn. ami the Variety Club, for the first time, are giving young diabetics a taste of camp life tailored tit meet their needs. Thirty-one children from the Tri-State area are attending Camp O'Connell, in Bradford Woods, north of Wexford. Doe-tor, nurse and dietician see that each youngster gels the right fluid in live or six meals a day. Camp life is something which every child should experience, because it builds Into a young mind a better understanding of t he world about him. Those adults who have planned this unusual camp session end made it possible are due commendation for their efforts. TRAFFIC LIGHT NEXT? 'vSQr'. "r '"Mf. j'W aer The Pittsburgh Press ... A Member of the Family A'Scripps-Howard Newspaper Published Daily and Sunday by Ttit PiHiburaH Prj Company Ittabhthtd Junt 23. 1184 W. W. Forjter, Frank . Morrison, TriJtii a Businm Winter tn.r4l OH t.i, 34 looi.v.fW of tha Mol Addmi, t. O. loi Sat, TELEPHOMS Court 1-4900 lW.t Adi onivl SUBSCRIPTION PATIS pti wai Sundy 20 ctnti ly Moil WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20, American Defeat to the Gen- ptogiHm for a:id ct onom.c Quit Law Or ;gests some s9 V Mr. Hall M VS IT KM: A total of 213 person died in the wreckage of five airliners and two military aircraft. The worst single commercial airline crash In history killed Dil off the coast of Ireland. "But this morning," the man went on, "I picked up my newspaper and read about all those people killed on the highways light here close to home . . ." NKWS 1TKM: A total of 28 persons were killed in traffic accidents, the heaviest non holiday week end toll in Western Pennsylvania's history. Fifteen persons died in three collisions. "So," the man concluded, "I changed my mind again and here I am." Then he walked away to catch his plane for New York. Reading Lesson A STUDY' at the University of Chicago Indicates that 13 per rent of U. S. college .students do not borrow any books from the campus library during the course of the school year. That should surprise no one. Least of all their professors. Views On The Day's News GOV. ORVAL FAUBUS decided not to call a special session of the Arkansas Legislature he already won the primary. GLOOM AND BOOM-Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko is one politician who seems to have frowned his way to the top. THE Senate Rackets Committee has learned how to get St. Louis hoodlums to take the Fifth Amendment just ask if they know Jimmy lloffa. THK House passed a hill asking President Eisenhower lo name Aug. 2."i as National Allergy Day it sneezed light through. Wait tnttt Ik m .ay ,,aij.k. Editor H. E. Neave, StcreUry n Trtaurir AHiai, Pittibj'qK 22, f. M'.burrn JO, Pa. Coutt 1-7200 (othar dapaftrntnti) By Corrltr Daily and Sunday 50 canti pir wtilt . 11)58 TAGE 22 atingly helpless position? There is no single, simple answer. But some reasons for the failure are even clearer now than when the Administration was warned In advance of its blunder. There was a good chance of U.N. action if Washington had carried the 1-clia-non crisis to it in mid May. By failing; to ask the U.N. to put out the fire when it was starting, and by waiting- until an emergency landing; of American troops was necessary, the United States aroused the suspicion of the U.N. majority. When Lebanese loyalists and rebels joined in electing a compromise president almost unanimously, instead of withdrawing our troops we reinforced them. That turned many more of our NATO and Latin American allies in the U.N. against us. As a result the Issue now in the U.N. Is how and when we can get off the hoolc by belated troop withdrawal, under pressure and therefore without credit. Meanwhile Kussia is able to pose as a helpful friend of the Middle Kast, and Nasser has gained as(ly greater power over the area. This is not the whole story to be sure. Other factors have contributed to the U.N. collapse in this crisis. These include: The short sightedness and cowardice of small nations which dominate the General Assembly, Britain's tieup with the feudal Arab sheikdoms, and the Arab-Israeli conflict which perpetuates Mideastern war threats. But our Government is chiefly responsible for its own defeat. Mob Rule? IN its ruling on Little Rock integration the U. S. Court of Appeals added measurably to definition of the issue in that case. It reversed the order which would havp deferred the token Little Rock integration plan, saying; that "to hold otherwise would result in accession to the demands of insurrectionists or rioters." "We say the time lias not yet come in these United States when an order of a Federal Court must be whittled away, watered down or shamefully withdrawn in the face of violence and unlawful acts of individual citizen and opposition thereto," it added. As thus aptly slated, the principle transcends integration. The question is responsibility for interpretation and enforcement of the law of the land. Shall this continue to b( the duty of the couils through orderly processes? Or shall molts rule? This is the challenge to government. It will take time, but the ultimate disposal of this case along the lines suggested by the Appeals Court is certain. Search For Safety TIIK man was waiting for his plane to leave from Greater Pittsburgh Airport. "A week ago I planned this trip by air," he related. "Then I read about all the plane crashes and decided to drive my car. You know how it sort of gets under your skin , mumtiM KKMkmMMJJi COLLEGE . U. S. Eyes Loans To Students ly PETER EDSON WASHINGTON College student loan plans' kicked around by Congress raise questions not even a Ph.D can answer. The Senate's original aid to education bill pro-posed $500 annual scholarships for I :.. r r o m isin? I i A i . v h i s n school Mr. Kdsoii grads, plus another $.")00 outright grant for needy students. On top of this $1000, annual loans would be made available. The House killed the scholarships but left in the loan provisions. The reason was to save government money. The Senate then modified the program by cutting scholarship grants to S2.")0 a year and loans to $730 a year. This would pay about half the costs of a college education. Foi U. S. Office of Education estimates that on the average, it costs $1500 a year to go to a state, tax-supported institution, $2000 a year in a private school. Half of this is for education, half for board and room. $3000 In Debt But assume that something like the Senate's revised plan comes out of conference with the House and is signed by the President It would mean that any student completing four years of college would find himself with a diploma and $3000 in debt. Question: Is that good? No repayment would be required the first year after graduation. After that, the student would have 10 years in which to pay off his loan, at four per cent. One trick provision being considered is to cancel the loan for graduates who go into teaching for five years. Otherwise unless the graduate is a science or math whiz who can fall into a $10,000 a year research job he's in a box. For the average college grad does well if he can get $1000 to $5000 a year the first few years. If he wants to keep a car and get married - and most of them do right after graduation if not before it takes all he and his wife can imake to break even. Diploma Worth $250,000 If he goes on to graduate school for law, medicine or a Ph.D. in science or education, he still has three to five years of university expense ahead of him. The argument in favor of going into debt for a higher education is that it's worth $250,000 to a man, over his whole lifetime. So why not consider college costs like an investment, the same as going into debt to buy a home or start a new business? For women college students, loans would in most cases be completely out of 1 lie question. Most women go to college to get better husbands. That may not be the primary objective, but it's the end result. Few college women raise their earnings high enough lo pay off substantial debts. And a sociological question has been raised on how attractive a co ed will find husband material, if he starts out $3000 or more in debt. Viewed in that light, student loans might be romance killers. When I was a boy a jnve. Iiile delinquent was a kid who owed eight cents overdue on a library book. Apparently times have changed. Sen. Warren G. Magnuson, Washington Democrat. A WOMAN'S VIEW Criminals Blameless? By MRS. WALTER NOW we're talking! Dr. Carl Hoffman of Philadelphia warns the nation against thinking of psychiatry as a cure-all for Juvenile delinquency and adult crime, le adds that feelings of 'gxiilt are good for us. That delinquents and criminals must feel genuinely guilty before they can be helped. In short, psychiatry cannot take the place of God. It cannot substitute for firm parental discipline at home. Humanity has been well served by studies made of Die human mind and its motivations. It would be stepping back Into the Dark Ages to Ignore this knowledge. But no one can accept the idea that all old ways were w rong and all new ones right. It seems to me there should be a national reappraisal of our attitudes toward criminals. Either they must be blamed for what they do, or we should go to the opposite extreme and say they are never respon IETTESS TO THE EDITOR Forbes Field Beer Drinkers Hit Editor, The Pittsburgh Press: I saw the Pirates win over Milwaukee recently. I hope they win the pennant. But I wish I could watch baseball at Forhes Field without the barroom atmosphere. Many fans spent Ihe evening drinking beer. This was annoying enough, but the beer drinkers frequently disturbed the other fans. I was not only sickened by the smell of the beer but one beer-happy fan during the game expressed his elation by swinging a can of beer around his head, spraying my face with some of the beer. The smell was offensive. When the game was over I was amazed at what I saw between the rows of seats. 14 FIELD. V I was brought up on a farm but I never saw a pig pen as foul as these aisles. Empty beer cans filled the aisles, constituting a serious menace for safe exit from the seats. The floor, like the imbibers, was soaked with beer. I counted "0 empty ltot-tles in the row ahead of me as I left a row that seated 27 people. I understand that beer Is not sold at the park but that the fans can transport it to the park. Would it be too much to ask these beer-drinking fans to refrain, from drinking for two hours out of courtesy for others who must sit with them? Good soft drinks with a pleasant odor are available at the park, and the use of these should tide these fellows over until after the the game. Beer should not be allowed within the gates of Forbes Field. If it is continued to be permitted, the beer fans should be asked to take the empty cans home or to place them in containers in the park. Beer cans, filled or empty, are a menace. Keep them in the barroom where they belong. Let the fans follow the good example of the players FERGUSON sible for their deeds, because of some psychological mishap in childhood or bad environment. If it were put to the people in plain terms, I do not doubt they would insist on practical justice in dealing with juvenile and adult criminals. The law has become a mass of loopholes which serve evil people far more than good ones. If man is blessed with free will, there is every reason to believe he can lift himself out of bad environments, as have millions in the past. Many good citizens were born in slums. Many children from broken homes create stable ones of their ow n. We will have to go back to teaching the young that the wages of sin is death in some form either body or spirit. And that a misspent life is the worst of tragedies. I, for one, think that cannot he done by excusing harmful pranks as childish mischief -or failing lo Inflict punishment when punishment is deserved. Who Killed Cock Robin? ' Paint Law On School Buses? Editor, The Pittsburgh Press: Let's save a life. There are a lot of drivers who don't know thp law against passing a school bus. Why not paint, with black against yellow on the back of the school bus, the laws of do and don't? ANTHONY ANDOLINA Pittsburgh EDITOR'S NOTE: Thit column is for eipression of readers' opinions on current issues. All letters must be signed uith the name and address of the uriter and, due to space limitations, should be as brief as possible. The Press reserves the right to condense or reject any letter and none will b$ returned. do without the stuff. Alco-hnl does not mix well with the game of baseball or with the game of life. REV. GEORGE FREEMAN HAINES Interim Pastor, First Baptist Church Clarion, Pa. 'Thou Shalt Hot K7" Urged Ai Auto Slogan Editor, The Pittsburgh Press: I read with interest your recent editorial, "Killing In Traffic." Some time ago I suggested to an insurance 'company that a safety campaign be initiated around the commandment. "Thou Shalt Not Kill." But according to their "expert," and I quote, "Such a device is ineffective and superficial." Perhaps it is faith in the Ten Commandments but I still believe that if a sticker were placed on the speedometer glass of every automobile and truck in the land with the words "Thou Shalt Not Kill," it would serve to "needle" psychologically the operator. Even though being indifferent to his own safety, he would know he was by Divine Law held responsible for the life of his fellow man. JAMES F. MASON Mansfield, Ohio 'No Surrender' Ike Praised For Backbone Editor, The Pittsburgh Press: "Surrender, that's nonsense, says Ike." Hooray for Ike. He has a backbone with the right kind of marrow in it. We have entirely too many citizens (so called loyal Americans) who haven't enough stamina to do anything hut run for shelter if the going gets rough. As a nation, we have no ALL IN A TUP MCVT TIME Villi THAT SAYS LADY BARBERS, REMEMBER) IT MEANS WHAT IT SAYS . JlS Life's Little Intention of starting a fight, but we will shed our last drop of blood to overcome an aggressor and to protect the weak. With a world full of aggressors we must maintain strong military forces and the American men and women who have graced the American uniform in the past have always faced the enemy in the interest of justice. We need more strong men In Washington, D. C, with that positive idea of fighting for the right and not compromising their convictions for votes. It's ridiculous to surrender. NEVER! Not here in America. KARL F. WESTERMANN Carnegie Local Doctor Urged For Health Department Editor, Tlie Pittsburgh Press: In regard to the resignation of Dr. Arthur Baker, head of the County Health Department, I wonder just what the purpose of his short sojourn in Pittsburgh was. Did he not know his salary was to be $15,000, and did he not know that all positions have frustrations? Nineteen months is a short time to succeed at the herculean task of setting up a County Health Department. May I ask why we hav'e to "bring In" a so-called "expert" to take care of the needs of the citizens of Allegheny County? What is wrong with our own Pennsylvania doctors? And who will be the first to say none of them can qualify? It seems to me that a man who has been reared in Allegheny County and educated here would know the needs better know the people better -and take more pride in having harmony among the residents - more so, that is, than an outsider would. There must be many young doctors here who would be happy to make a career of heading our County Health Department. $15,000 Is not exactly peanuts as a starting salary. JEAN TH1ELMAN West View LIFETIME CCC A cinkl Lessons ibeT) , -TV J k- y sh ' VI am kr-y a a a n NAZIS Hitler Popular In Iraq ly HENRY N. TAYLOR Scrippi-Haward Staff Writer BAGHDAD, Iraq Theso would be gratifying days for Abu Ali, if he were alive to enjoy them. But it's a i little late, f Abu Ali is Adolf Hitler. That's what the Iraqis called him. His s u d-den r e t u rn t6 popularity In these parts is only Hitler one of the queer twists the recent chain reaction of revolutions has imposed on the Middle East. Others include some unof-flcial private joshing between the Commander of the United States Sixth Fleet, Vice Adm. Charles (Cat) Brown, and the ex-Prime Minister of Lebanon, Saeb Salam, now a rebel chief. But first Abu Ali Hitler. He made a big hit with many Arabs a couple decades back chiefly because they approved his attitude ' toward Jews and Englishmen. Perhaps his top fan in Iraq was Rashid Ali GaylanI, who for a few months in 1911 dominated the country after an anti-British coup. Haii 'Voiunteeri' German planes flew In Nazi "volunteers" to help. Looking for a hero name for the man who sent them, Iraqis hit on "Abu Ali." which means "Father of Ali," namely Rashid Ali Gay-lani. Later the same year British troops routed GaylanI and his German forces, re-imposing pro-British government which lasted until the coup of last month. And who should turn up in the new regime but at least three veterans of the GaylanI attempt 17 years ago. "It wasn't nice of Mr. Dulles to call us Communists," said one major plotter, deeply offended. "Actually I'm a Nazi." Abdel Karim Kassem. the new Prime Minister-himself a GaylanI survivor-gave his first interview to a group of German newsmen and even paid cable tolls for their stories to Bonn. Scenting business opportunities in this, Baghdads West German businessmen urged quick Bonn recognition of the new Iraqi government "before Japan beats us to it." Bonn beat Tokyo by nine days. Admiral Gets Threat As for Admiral Brown's correspondence w ith the Lebanese rebel, it wasn't any-thing of his own choosing. A newsman began it six weeks ago while interviewing Saeb Salam in his fortress home in Beirut. "I like Americans as Individuals," Salam was saying. "But not in imperialist bunches. "Take old Cat Brown, for Instance. I love CaJ Brown, a true gentleman and my good friend. From the days when I was Prime Minister. I've often dined on his flagship. But he'd better not come here now or I'll be forced to shoot him dead." Since Salam was wearing a pistol when he said this, the reporter thought it only sporting to pass the warning to Admiral Brown. The Admiral cabled back: "Am being refitted for bulletproof vest. If I must be shot, it couldn't be a nicer guy to pull the trigger." The cheery interchange ended abruptly a few days later when the Sixth Fleet showed up at Beirut. How-ever, Admiral Brown didn't come personally within pistol range of Salam. TALKS Pleasant Old Paths y GEORGE MATTHEW ADAMS - I WONDER If it Is true that the streets of Boston once were really paths the cows made in the early days? If so, the city Is unique. I have walked those streets and got myself lost several times as I once lived there for a year. I feel sure that a genuine Bostoner doesn't mind those converted paths. Anyway, Boston is one of the most interesting and beautiful cities in all America, and well worth visiting. As a boy I recall the many paths in my home town and how helpful they were In getting us to the swimming hole and to school. This Talk is being: written at my island retreat where, for 25 years, I have walked mossy paths made of the pine needles that have given fragrance to this island and lo my soul! No weaver ever made a carpet so soft and beautiful with its mixture of green moss, wintergreen and tiny red flowersas has nature on the paths of this island.

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