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M tto ftotoflloo eT ayrmeuM, It r. ttn4«r tbe Mt el March 3. tttO OP TBS AMOC1AT1D RUM ,_ Tbo AMoelattd Pioot la wWW «cW»trt r to to* «* fot r*-pubJI0*t»on of all U* local mm prints* in *h» n««a* p*p»r aa w«ll aa all Asaoctatad JPrtu nawa dUoatchaa. ___ 4 Soturdoy, April 9, 1955 A Serious Sin of Omission One of the sins of omission of this year's New York State legislative session was a bill to take the rackets out of unemployment insurance. The unemployment Insurance law is de- ilgned simply and solely to aid good workmen who have been laid off for no fault of their own while they are obtaining another job, In order to make this possible, employers provide the insurance fund from which benefits are paid. But during the years the law has been In effect, it has been subjected to notorious abuses-- all at the expense of those who have worked steadily and well at their jobs. At the present time, for instance, men and women who quit work voluntarily and generally at considerable cost to the company, those who are fired lor misconduct, and those who leave on vacations, can qualify for unemployment insurance. Those who are retired on pensions can obtain benefits. It is plain that thc»e are racket payments to Irresponsible employes who do not deserve them in any way* By taking them they ar* reducing the amount available for the men and women who have legitimate rights to the funds. It is a direct and definite fraud on the great body of fine workmen in the state, During the legislative session just ended a bill to excise the racket features from the law was introduced, but it got nowhere. Yet its importance and purpose entitled it to equal treatment with other laws on the subject adopted by both houses. The legislature approved a measure to increase the weekly payment of unemployment insurance from $30 to $36 and another to include in the law firms with three employes instead of the present four. The costs have been increased substantially. No one quarrels with that, but there is reason to criticiie sharply the failure to approve a hill that would have saved other costs which can not be Justified in any way by anyone. It was a direct affront to the responsible working people of the state. They deserve more than to be placed in the same category with quitters and chisclers. * * * More Traffic Lights? In the past years, too many traffic signals have been installed because some irate member of the Common Council insisted, the bus company asked, or a group of citizens petitioned for them. The only justification for installing them now is definite facts proving they will contribute to a smooth flow of traffic in the city. Thse facts deserve to be checked and double-checked in deciding the validity of the proposal to install $40,000 worth of signals this year, some of them obviously designed to aid side street 'traffic during the rush hour. It is certainly true at the present time that traffic lights are slowing up rather than expediting traffic. The reason is that the intervals used are not correctly timed, the motorist being forced to stop at one red light after another. The tralfic engineering bureau has been promising to shorten the signal for several years, but h^s not done so. New equipment should make it possible to vary signals according to traffic conditions at different hours of the day* Until improvements in timing are carried out and traffic is able to move more freely, there is little sense in istall- ing new lights. Another serious factor is that there is entirely too little co-operation between the traffic engineering bureau and police traffic squad. HO that other handicaps contribute to bottlenecks at signals. Among them are cars parked too close to the inter' section, it common fault; widespread double parking; delivery truck parking directly on intersections; turning left ahead of traffic; and improper parking. It demonstrates the need of the traffic and p a r k i n g co-ordinator we were promised but did not get* Jt is definitely questionable whether a traffte BfAt Si tiseatial «t Wettcott and E. Genesee sis., Euclid and Lancaster avei* Willis ave. and Erie blvd., W., or Valley dn, and Fish ave. On the other hand, some of those listed are definitely needed. ** * * British Press Frustrated Some sort of frustration record probably is being set by the British press as one of the great events in its history occurs during a London newspaper strike. Britons are being forced to read of Prime Minister Winston Churchill's retirement and the succession of Sir Anthony Eden in American newspapers flown there from New York and Boston. Sir Winston's impish humor may have prompted him to resign when London newspapers were unable to report the event. He could have waited until the strike was over, but he chose to spare "himself the columns upon columns of comment such an event would provoke. The disappointment of British newspapermen, bursting with their best prose, can only be imagined. By the time they unleash their typewriters the change in government leaders will have become too remote for fresh observations. We don't know when or how they will catch up, but we certainly extend our sympathy mixed with heightened admiration for a man who could step down without benefit of journalistic eulogy from his countrymen, · » # The Great Day for Anglers Trout fishing has been one of man's greatest pleasures for hundreds of years; as the season opens today, it will be found that it has lost none of its compelling appeal. , , Central New York streams will be overrun by hundreds of fishermen anticipating the thrill of the strike and the play of ,a fighting fish. And not least in his thoughts will be the one that nothing, absolutely nothing, surpasses broiled trout at the end of a day in the open. The weatherman, surprisingly enough, promises a sunny and warmer day, Of course, it couldn't have been perfect, with a slight overcast. But it will be better than the usual blustery, stinging day when only the greatest hardihood can stand wading in icy water and baiting hooks with fingers so numb they refuse to move. * * * Unscrambled Form 1040 Federal income taxpayers whose irritation over the complexities of Form 1040 knows no bounds should use what strength they have left to make notes and send their complaints arid ideas to the Internal Revenue Service in Washington, This advice comes from a former government tax man who objected to an editorial in The Cleveland Plain Dealer on the complications of this form. Defending the tax return, he points out that its intricacies are the result of a complex tax law, Taxpayers who have been struggling with the form will refuse to be soothed by this fact. However, it is tru* that piecemeal tax relief under a system of high taxes has tax technicians in a dither and they probably have unscrambled the form to the best of their ability. They may be pardoned some confusion. The four-page tax form undertakes to produce fairly accurate computations of tax under a comple*x income tax law of more than 300 pages. They try to keep up with new rules but Congress, with no regard for the time element, likes to baffle them. It adds new 'computations, inserts special relief provisions, makes exclusions at the price of clarity and simplification. The experts, in understandable despair, provided a revised short Form 1040A in the hope that this would solve the problem for those with incomes under $5,000. But even users of this form have been lining up at Internal Revenue offices for help. Well, the fact is that the tax laws of this country are becoming too complex for persons with any substantial amount of income. Congress and the tax technicians will have to unravel them before a national tax neurosis paralyzes us completely. Setting the Hook Morn i no's Mail: Carney Controversy Should Be Dropped To ike Editor of The Posi~ I think the controversy over what Admiral Carney said to a group of correspondents at a dinner is silly, and that it should not be carried any farther. Judging from what I read he said Red China might begin a war in mid-April but there are so many different versions it is all very confusing. However, if he says he was misquoted why not let it go at that? You'd think the reporters who attended the dinner would be able to agree on what was said. Admiral Carney was supposed to be giving them same background . material. I always thought that such talks were noli for publication anyway, so why was he quoted at all? The point is that his talk should not have been reported, and now everything he said has come out so the Chinese Beds know just what we expect of them. If they don't attack they will be letting us down. I think, what Admiral Carney really said was that the Reds would be able to attack and somewhere along the line it got twisted and President Eisenhower was given the wrong version so he had to give a reverse point of view, The whole thing has put the chief of naval operations on a spot and the sooner it is dropped the better. 1 don't know how many times in the past year prominent men have gotten into e row over what they said or did not say and it is getting to the point where we spend most of our time untangling this sort of stuff. The long range effect will be that these men will be afriad to say anything for publication, with the result that we won't know what is going on and the reporters will find it harder and harder to get information. They ought to realize that. In other words let's not get technical. technical. G. H. TERRILL. Syracuse. grandchild. The child has all it can do to remember the hard English spelling words, arithmetic and so on without getting all nerved up over Spanish. I wonder if the Superintendent of Schools would discontinue this practice and by doing so would prevent mental cruelty to our children. Syracuse. MRS. J. WRIGHT, Oriskany Fails Little League Thanks Chiefs To the Editor cf The PotVStanfarJ f In recognition of N a t i o n a l Baseball Week I would like to t h a n k the management and players of the Syracuse Chiefs baseball organization for their kindness, courtesy and generosity extended to the L i t t l e League Club of Oriskany Falls, Our boys were welcomed to a truly great game of baseball with free passes and they were given as many autographs from the players as time allowed. Many of us who attended · playoff game and witnessed a 1 to 0 win by the Chiefs were disappointed at the s u p p o r t given to such a fine organization and outstanding baseball team. We, of this locality, pledge our loyal suport to a grand organization and wish them the pennant lor 1955. DANA GAKVEY, President, Tri-County Little League. Boy Risks Life To Rescue Cat High in Tree *o iht Ediior o TAe Post What's the Good Word? ! cho ?l S PTM ish By Mrs. Frank Colby Teaching Hit SATURDAY POTPOURRI Everett: In writing of "The Netherlands/ 1 do we capitatee "the?"--H, W. Answer: The "the" is capitalized only 'when it begins a sentence* Correct: The Netherlands is another name for Holland, Holland is often referred to as "the Netherlands/' Carthage: What do you call one who makes and prepares maps? Answer: Map or chart making is called CARTOGRAPHY, pronounced kahr-TOG-ruh- fec. A map or chart maker is a CARTOGRAPHER, pronounced kahr-TOG-ruh-fer. Pittsburgh: Please give the correct pronunciation of the word COMPARABLE, Most people say "KOMF-ruh-b'l."--G, M, Answer: Td give the word the four syllables it should have, thus: KOM-per-uh-b'l. Alexandria: I have written several times to the editor of the · asking him to drop your column, as I think it would be a sin against humanity for you to make everyone talk the way you recommend.--Mrs. J\ M, W« Answer: You overestimate my influence, ma'm. Borger: Please explain why, if my son's hair is not kept combed, it is "unkempt" instead of "unkept."--G. L. J. Answer: Unkempt means literally "uncombed." The "kempt" is a lost word in English. It is the past tense of the Anglo-Saxon verb cemban, "to comb." To the Editor o/ The I wonder who the person is that is responsible lor the Spanish' that is being taught to our nine-year old children? I am very much against this. I told my daughter to look into this matter but as much as she desires to she is afraid her child will be abused because of it, I see what it is doing to my 7*o iht Ediior o/ TAe There is so much written about juvenile delinquents, but nothing ever seems to be written about boys who do fine things, as the one I am going to tell you about. Mrs. Schlie's cat next door to us, waa stranded high in a tree for a whole night, crying pitifully, but would not come down, and after doing everything pos* sible as to coaxing and calling, the S. P. Cl A. was ' cent for, and came to help. The cat was so high that the longest pole they had would not reach, so they left, and the poor cat was still stranded, ready to put in another bad night of misery. Billy Schwald is a very nice boy who lives on the next street, to be exact, 309 Hartson. He is very fond of animals, Strength for the Day Earl L Douglass ^^^^^f^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^f^^^f^J^^^^^^^^f^U Through the Years From the Files of The Post-Standard ^^^^^^^--^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^_^^^^^^^^^^_ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^B 10 YEARS Monday, April 9, 1945 The parents of Shirley Temple announced yesterday that their Ifl-year-old daughter is engaged to marry John George Agar, 24, member of the armed forces stationed at March Field, Calif Patrolman Edward W. Weber, · 333 Wadsworth St., rescued a nine-year-old boy from Onondaga Creek near the Oneida st bridge about 10.45 a. m. yesterday while on the detail at the E. C. Stearns Co., Inc., fire ruins. % 25 YEARS AGO TODAY Wednesday, April 9, 1930 Actor John Barrymore was apparently disappointed when the nurse told him his wife, Dolores Costello, had given birth to a baby girl, but he was soon smiling happily. A copy of The Post-Standard has been to Buenos Aires, Argentina, and back in five days and five hours, and the paper, bearing certification of the Buenos Aires office of the foreign advertising and service bureau of New York, is again ' in The Post-Standard office. "LET THERE BE LIGHT" h "And God said, 'Let there be light, and .there was JighlV Thus did the Word of God sound out "in the beginning," when God created the heavens and the earth. Then was the earth "without form* and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep." But what was that darkness compared with the darkness of men's souls when they put the Sun of God to death on the cross? What was that void compared with the confusion of men's minds that they could look upon Mie Holy One of God and see in Him nothing but evil? The first great "let there be light"* brought the earth and its creatures into being, but on that day only 2,000 years ago when the hand of God reached down into the grave of Jesus of Nazareth and bade Him rise from the dead, a light burst forth on that occasion, and an agonized world looked up anfl took hope. Then did men know that righteousness had been vindicated, that evil had been overwhelmed, that the power of death had been broken. "To be in Christ is the secret of our life, To be for Christ is the meaning of our activity. . To be with Christ is the hope of our glory*" TEARS AGO TODAY Sunday, April 9, 1905 The proposed duel between Capt Clado, formerly Rojestven- sky's chief tactician and Capt Zilotti, aide to Adm, Avellan, head of the Russian admiralty department, .has failed to take place* Col, William Verbeck was informed by Sa-dazuchi Ochida, consul-general to the U. S. from Japan, that he expected to attend the banquet of the Chamber of Commerce Thursday night.' 75 YEARS AGO TODAY Friday, April 9, ISflO Former Empress Eugenie has presented her imperial crown to the Church of Notre Dame des Victories, It is of great value on account of its artistic composition and precious stones. but what I feel was most extraordinary about his procedure is that it was not his cat, and must people would have felt sorry, and let it go at that, just as the S. P. C. A. did. Billy climbed about 60 feet, the farther he went the farther the cat went He got to the cat, but could not get enough of a hold to get him down, so he climbed down again, got a canvas bag, and * rope, went up again, got the cat on the rope, but could not keep him in the bag too well, so he had to carry cat, rope and himself all the way down that mammoth tree. I say hats off to kid like that, for he practically risked hia neck, and did what no man in the neighborhood did or tried to do. It was a most courageous feat, and deserves a medal of some sort If a small boy like he is will do a thing like 'that I do not feel that the younger generation is going to the dogs as fast as people seem to think. HATnE SHORTT. Syracuse, Radio Stations Offering Good Music Listed To the Editor of The Pott-Standard' Noted with interest the letter by Mrs. D. M. Rogers anent the radio programs emanating from our local radio stations. The situation is indeed deplorable aa far as our local AM stations and all but one of our FM stations is concerned. The exception, of course, is our own Syracuse University FH station, WAER, at 88.1 on the dial. They give us much of the music of the great masters, Another advantage is that the infernal 1"V sets do not interfere with PM reception. During the early morning.and evening hours, WQXR at 1560 on the AM dial is available. WQRX specializes in g o o d music. During the day your only hope rests in the Canadian stations. CBL at 740 gives some very good programs, such as the one from 7 to 8 a. m. CJBC at 860 gives a good pro* gram from 3 to 4 p. m. and is an easy station to get. However, WAER started their Easter vacation today, but will resume broadcasting on April 18. Try them. You will be well rewarded. Wish you luck. WALLACE M. GRESSLY. Redraw. Lawyer Fish Like Python To the Editor of The Posl'Standard ;* I had never seen a lawyer fish until I visited the state fish hatchery at Oneida Lake. It is a rather ugly thing tbat has a skin marked very much like that of a python--brown with yellow markings. It looks something like a catfish or bullhead and grows to prodigious size. The monster has a tail that resembles those on fossils of prehistoric fish. The lawyer devours game fish. and one that was opened recently contained a 10-inch pike. When this unpleasant character isn't wolfing down other fish he roams along the bottom eating garbage. All in all, not a very pleasant creature. " The hatcheryman said the lawyer fish is kin to the cod family, and when asked how it got its name answered* "Because it's fat and full of wind." T. H. BALCOM. Syracuse. + Fish on Other Side of Boat 100 YEARS AGO TODAY Monday, April 9, 1855 We notice the canal board has appointed Timothy Hough, In spector of Boats for Syracuse. Peter Way, the former inspector, was an applicant for the office but the alderman comes out ahead. To the Editor of Tfce Poat-Sfonrfurr? * I once went fishing with two friends and we sat in the boat for eight hours without getting a bite. As the sun began to go down one of the men remarked, "This is about the saddest fishing Pve ever done," The other man idly replied, "Why don't you do like Christ There Is No Death Easter Celebrated ds Saga Of Rhythmic Resurrection BY GEORGE E. SOKOLSKY IS ANCIENT LORE, IT IS SAID THAT KING SOLOMON wore a ring upon which was engraved certain Hebrew tetters* When asked what they meant, this wisest of men translated them into the phrase, "These too shall pass away.** And who shall say on Easter day that so optimistic an idea can be unwise? For Easter is a tale of 1922 years ago and it is still being celebrated f not so much as the story of a death as it is the saga of life, of life eteraat of the rhythmic resurrection of all that lives in this world. In this age of science, we ate beginning to grasp what the theologians always knew, namely, that there is no death. Nothing totally disappears. There may be change; th«re may be an alt era ton of form or even of substance, but in the economy of nature nothing is lost. There is no destruction without a fall-out, which returns to the Earth what left the Earth. This the men of God always knew--"I am the Resurrection!" George Maimonides, the 750th anniversary of whose death is to be observed this year ; in his '"The Guide for the Perplexed." wrote: ". , . Even the existence of this corporeal element low as it in reality is, because it is the source of death and all evils, it likewise good for the permanence of the Universe and the continuation of the order of things, so that one thing departs and the other succeeds. Habbi Meir therefore explains the words 'and behold it was very good'; that even death was good . * * Words of St. Augustine ST. AUGUSTINE SPEAKS THE SAME THOUGHT BUT MORE emotionally: '\ . . O what said he, I will lay me down and sleep, for who shall hinder us, when cometh to pass that saying which is written. Death is swallowed up in victory? And Thou surpassingly art th« Self-same, Who are not changed; and in Thee is rest which for- tfetteth all toil, for there is none other with Thee, nor are we to seek those many other things, which are not what Thou art; but Thou, Lord, alone hast made me dwell in hope . . ." This noble uplifting ot the human spirit is inherent in the ide» of the Resurrection, tn the gamut of tense activity in all of nature when that which during the winter months looked drab and broxvn and barren, suddenly again comes to life in a fierce struggle over the chilling, freezing death which we thought was upon us. As th* sun grows warmer and the grass green again and the buds break out upon the trees, we know that there is no death. We see that thert is always life. Those who live in fear cannot know the glory of the eternal life. For what is there to fear? The same philosopher, Moses Maimonides, as he is called, ended this sage work, "The Guide for the Perplexed/* which had such a vast influence on Thomas Aquinas, with this ultimate paragraph: "God is near to all who call Him, if they call Him in truth, and turn to Him. He is found by everyone who seeks Him, if he always goes toward Him, and never goes astray , . ." Reminder of Easter AND THIS IS THE REMINDER OF EASTER. THE WORLD is dark; the clouds are black; the clamor of fierce noises ar» upon the Earth. Men speak of war and look upon their sons in disappointment, But Easter comes and the sun shines. It is spring and the flowers soon will bloom. He Who died has been resurrected and all that dies will be resurrected. And so, we cast our cares aside and put on our Easter bonnets and go among our neighbors with cheer and song. No-thing ever dies. Life is everlasting and eternal. Tfcat !· God's way. Were it not so, there could be no hope, no love, no life. Were it not so, populations would not increase, for why should the hopeless beget others who can only be hopeless? The lie is given to the materialist, who sees nothing in life but dust to dust, by the constancy of the increase of human life. We multiply because life is good and those who really live do not fear death, for in their progeny they recognize the eternity of life. Nothing real stops because some make wars and not even tfc« hydrogen bomb can frighten because it cannot really kill th* cpirit of those who tni5t God and are therefore not afraid. TWs Believe Psychologist Says Tolerance May Defeat Itself If It Does Not Lead to Charity ^ Hadley Cantril, professor of psychology at Princeton University, author of several important works on public opinion, reveals his personal philosophy. This if m« of a series of statements by thinking useful people in all walks of life. "This I believe" appears in this paper every Saturday and is presented by Edward R. Murrow over WFBL Monday through Friday. BY HADLEY CANTRIL Director, Office of Public Opinion Research As a teacher of psychology, it is my job to try to help students understand what we call human nature. It is not surprising that students are quick to sense the fact that our understanding of human beings while progressing, is still most limited, for human beings are infinitely more complicated than anything else in the world* The most giant lightning calculator is almost idiotically simple by com* parison. So after I have tried to tell students what I know, they frequently come in to see me privately and ask, "But, Professor, what do you really think? What do you believe is true about people even if you can't yet prove it all? What sort of beliefs can we have to base our living on?'* I begin by telling these students of the vast difference it seem to me there is between knowing and believing. Knowledge is an intellectual affair that we can somehow demonstrate, make public, and pass on to others through the use of words, experiments, and figures. Beliefs, however, are feelings which we become aware of if we take the time to train our- selvea to pay attention to them. We mast be careful to distinguish our beliefs from crude emotions or from the pleasures or irritations of the moment BELIEFS PERSONAL Beliefs are intensely personal, not public like a fact or figure. And beliefs are hard to put in words unless one is a gifted poet or a prophet skilled in using parables, In spite of these differences, everything I believe, I tell the student, is in line with what I know. And then I try to summarize my personal credo of beliefs. I believe that human beings everywhere are born with the same human needs and human aspirations, no matter how different their abilities or modes of life may be. TRYING TO BO BEST 1 believe that every person is trying to do his best, no matter how badly he may seen* to others to be doing. The chief characteristic of human beings is their ceaseless desire to im* prove the quality of living-which means that any person who is normal will always be dissatisfied with things as they are for him, no matter how content others may think he is, I believe that happiness conies in the striving for some goal that seems to us important, and not-in the accomplishment of the goal itself; that we as human beings are perfectible because we can help shape our destiny by choosing our own goals; and thist any group or nation which denies man the right to choose, «nd thus scribes a way of life, is com* mitting · major crime against human nature and cannot it* Self survive. When we choose a course of action that we feel deep down inside us is not the best in terms of what is good, or just, or true, then I believe we have tinned and know that we have sinned* NEW GOALS SIGHTED Any goal worth following, when once achieved, will point to still other goals we couldn't clearly see before and thus keep us looking ahead at the same time we accept the past I believe that tolerance is Si virtue likely to defeat itself unless it leads to charity, which is the ability to take into account the other fellow's pur* poses and to give him help if we feel he is heading in the right direction. And finally, I believe that the Quality of our satisfactions depends on the quality of what we do, and that the quality of what we do, in turn, depends- on the quality of our intentions. If action is kindled by goodwill and love, it can never be wrong. JOSEPHINE and fish on the other side?" The other man smiled wearily and dropped his hook on the other side of the boat. Bang! He pulled in a three-pound largemouth bass. Bang! He landed a pound and a half bream. We dropped our hooks on the other side. More fish, The limit for all three. M. B. RADLEY. Syracuse. i"" ^ NOQI ·That ball ·Htwr br dew or 4k« sound

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