Independent from Long Beach, California on May 17, 1957 · Page 10
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P, 9 . A.IO-INDEPENDENT -* «». "- «*, ». »» RAY TUCKER STRICTLY PERSONAL L.A.C. SAYS:. The Amazing World · . (Continued Irom Pao« A-l) ally, ptrhaps. (or a lifetime; Jot-propulsion and rocket- typo vehicles carrying world commuters at speeds up to -5.000 mlUi, an hour; ·Itclronic machine* which instantaneously and accurately translate one written language into another . . . " · · · · * . --* ' \* ' . '· ·. · The amaiing world to come, perhaps sooner than ,you think. 1» described by Samoll... and Samofl hai already proven that he ice* pretty well ahead. In 1915, ·Ik years before the llrit home radio set was marketed, he not only predicted it but estimated accurately it* ·aleii for the h'rst three yean. . · Even (hough invention and technology have traveled further in the last halfcentury than In all Iho pf evlous history of man. Samolf 1* convinced that the pait scientific triumphs will be eclipsed in the next 20 yean. He p'olnls out, for instance, that those single atomic batteries will not only supply electricity for homes but for industrial plants. Cheaply, too. ; "At the same time the energy of the sun's rays will be effectively harnessed," Samoff declares. "In m,y oflice today I have a small radio powered only by solar energy; the power stored by v a simple device which catches sunliaht during the day suffices to operate the radio al night." , # # ft He sums up: "As Isaac Newton said, we are merely picking up pebbles on the beach while the great ocean of truth lies undiscovered before us." · It Is a view of the future which should cause young people to prepare to take full advantage of the development*. It will call for many technicians' and scientist*. There will be many more hours of ·lelnure which can be well used--or wasted. It will mean better houses, automobiles, appliances to ease the burden of housekeeping. No one knows Just what will happen to methods of preparing food. But it is . evident It will be a lot easier to keep house. ·', The developments of the past 50 yean have come quickly. We have accepted them as natural develop* / roenls of our economy and social structure. And yet. )-'- u -"« r.-rk they have been fantastic. It Is probable f future generations will accept the new development* i with the same matter of fact attitude shown by the '· present generation. But it Is Important to realize that all this has occurred to a greater extent in this country than it has in any other country. It has happened . under our free enterprise system and used for the benefit of all the people. Our big problem of the . future will be to keep this system in a world where most of the people live under the rule of dictators. · --LA.C. ! I_A.C.'« column, like other columns, U MI expreMlnn of personal opinion nnd doe* not ntecuirlly reflect the considered opinion of this new*p_per.) TOWN MEETING ; Smog Maker . EDITOR INDEPENDENT: Rains of the past two or three weeks have helped clear tht air and Long Beach and Smith* m California generally have l*en more pleasant as a result. 1 wonder what the city of- REMEMBER 10 YEARN AGO fcEV. ROBERT R. 8HAT- TUCK, new minister of Cal« vary Presbyterian Church, oc- . cupled his pulpit and preached hi* Initial sermon: he succeed- ed'Rev, Clalr A. Morrow who accepted a call to Fresno church. . . Poly High School ROTC unit headed by Cadet . Lt, Col. Russell Meteer, was Los Angeles County champion for Ihe second successive year In the competitions sponsored by the Los Angeles County Council, American Lo- glon and held on Poly's field. · · · · · ZO YEARS AGO i · Hlr Harry Lauder, funrd Hootch comedian, wa* a temporary visitor to Long Brach whrn the Million liner Mon- · terey docked here; he was · nn a pleasure tour of the United Ntale* en route to I,ondnn, England.,. Prompt action to Mfpguard the city'* Intern!* In event of | the harbor iirra bring · opened lo oil drilling, «*» vigorously urged ii|Hn the city council by the Harbor Conunlulnn. · · · · · '. - SO YEARS AGO '' AFTER A YEAR'S DELAY 'the work of paving the approaches to the Anaheim St. viaduct were In progress and · iheuld be completed by July 1, According to the construction firm, the work also Included laying of curbing and gutters to the roadway. . . Election of M president of the Chamber of Commerce held special Import, since he would hold a strategic position In the proposed Long Beach and Los Angeles port district plan; Jnines K. Reid was the retiring president , . , , , , , - flclals have In mind, though, In letting the trash disposal · grounds on the eastern edge of the city burn and spew smoke In the air like I saw there one day last week. Maybe that Isn't regular procedure. I didn't see anything about It In the papers and I don't. go by that way often. I hope It was Just a temporary flare-up and not a regular occurrence, because It really was filling the air with smoke. FortunatcJy for Long Beach residents the wind was blow- Ing to the east, so only our Orange County friends were being bothered. MARSTAN WILLIAMS Indifferent Voter ' EDITOR INDEPENDENT: Unless a considerable number of Long Beach voters go to the polls next month the City Councllmcn elected at that time will be Justified In assuming the people hold but 1 little Interest In municipal affairs. , Work of city councllmen 'and other elected officials was watched closely In former days and the campaign Issues raised reflected that Interest. Wllh the size to which the city has grown and the amount nf money handled by the officials you would think the voters would display more Interest. Prosperity has truly made John Q. Public Indifferent. If It twere practical there ought to be some rule which would require that a voter show proof of having cast his ballot at the municipal election before being admitted to address the Council at Its regular ' weekly meetings, or otherwise crltlclte or comment on business handled by the city. EUGENE CREBBS INDEPENDENT Himwn H. Blddtr __. Piikllihtr Hinld M. HlntnAirt, to Publlih.r BAmiMl C. Cfl--ttron.Otnl. M»MAo*' Lmy C«lllni Jr. __ Bui, Milugir " L.A. C«llln» kr. Edltorlil Columnitl Mllll E. tlntl,_ MlMQlnn Editor Sectional We All Know How Good We Are Rivalries Intense By SYDNEY J. HARRIS .'. WASHINGTON -- Regional rivalries that overlap party lines will affect Congressional action on such pending 1»- sues as public power, labor controls born of the McCIcl- Ian-Beck clash and the Cull Rights program. Rarely has there been so marked a spirit of balkatllzatlon on Capitol Hill b e t w e e n North .and South, East and Far West. Sen. 'McClclInn himself has refunded to regional pro*- sures by tacking a right-to- work amendment to the Civil R i g h t s Bill. He of- fcred his proposal as part of the Southe r n bloc's s t r a t e g y to kill the measure. In addition, his deep disgust over Dave Beck's avaricious and greedy handling of Team- stcr Union funds motivated him. But another factor behind his action is undoubtedly his desire to .attract Industry to the South generally, and especially to h|s home slate of Arkansas. . . RU1HT-TO-WORK LAW -Most of the" 17 states having ' a right-to-work law are below , the Mason and Dlxon Line, with a few In the middle west. According to official statistics, Industries seeking an escape · from labor difficulties and Beck's kind of domination are moving Into these anti-union areas. The only heavily Industrialized state outside- the south to adopt a right-to-work act is Indiana, It did so as a measure of economic self- defense. It found that numerous Hoosler firms · had moved or were planning to pull up stakes and settle In the right-to-work section of the country, _. Sen. Mcdellan's c u r r e n t prominence as Beck's nemesis naturally attracted attention ' to his Invitation, as 'he expected. There Is no expectation that Congress will enact a federal law on this question, · thereby giving an advantage . to those states where such a statute Is on the books. Oddly, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, which pro- 'vlded two stalwart McClclInn nupjWters -- Counsel Robert Kennedy and Sen. John Kennedy. a committee member-has been a victim of this sort of Industrial migration. So have many other New England and northern states. · · · · TWO PROPOSALS OPPOSED BY ADMINISTRATION--Section Interests--or selfishness--will I n f l u e n c e Congressional voting on such power problems as Hell's Canyon and the Tennessee Valley Authority, Public power advocates seek to annul by Congressional action the contract which the Federal Power Commission has given to the Idaho Power Co., and which' has been upheld by the Supreme Court, The New Deal liberals want the federal government to construct, own and operate the power system that will be based on Hell's Canyon. They also want to permit TVA to finance future steam expansion by selling Its own revenue bonds Instead of obtaining future construction authority and funds from annual Congressional appro p r 1 a 11 o n s. Both proposals are opposed by the administration. yet, If my criticism was worth anything, thece are the onci who should have benefltted most from candid comments. If a critic's opinion Is respected when he likes what you do, then it should be respected when he dislikes what you do. If his approval -» -nn-.._i »,KO»J,O- i, *,,,,« ^ 41, has an y value ' then hls disapproval should have some value. And ?« M h wheth f r , he had " !ad th « ' if nothing he says, good or bad, has much meaning, then why go to to him by a certain magazine, and the trouble to thank him? his reply does not deserve the obscurity It has fallen At the height of his success and popularity, when the Gilbert and Sullivan operettas were packing the Savoy Theater In London nightly, W. S. Gilbert appeared on the witness stand In a libel case. into. He said: "I never read favourable criticism's. I prefer reading unfavourable ones. I know how good I am, but I do not know how bad I am." Now this may not have been, strictly speaking, true; there is much evidence that Gilbert read every-. thing that was written about him and his work. But the point he made Is one that needs to be emphasized again and again, In every age. As a drama critic for the past decade or more, I heave received dozens of notes from grateful actors, HAHBI* directors and playwrights, thanking me for my kind comments about their work. In that same period, I have scarcely received a handful of letters from any theatrical figures whose efforts I found fault with. And the trouble to thank him? AH of us, like Gilbert, after we have been In the world a while, know pretty much how good we are; what is hard for us'to see is how bad we are. This Is more than a matter of merely being thin- skinned about criticism; It Is Just that the angle of refraction does not turn back upon us. Nobody can examine his own eyeballs, except In a mirror. And It Is equally true, though painful, that we learn more from those who dislike us than from those who like us. Even when their opinion Is malicious, or petty, or based on Ignorance,, there Is often a . core of truth in what they say. We must learn to extract the core and and Ignore the spite. This is hard, devilishly hard, and I don't mean to pretend that I am able to practice what I preach. But, at least, the adverse letters I receive give me a twinge of pain, which Is often a prelude to self- scrutiny, Would that more bad actors began to follow this difficult lead. "~ / This Is Sort of a Handicap DREW PEARSON Humphrey's Blast Ruined Ike's Team \ A|OW 5O TO ' · lt_GK» CORM£RS ANb SOME CUT \ FIQHTIN6.' PRESIDENTS more than disturbance In sleep. Of course It could como it the same time at something else to which It might or might not be related. ' STATES FEAR INDUSTRIAL EXODUS -- Reglpnal resentment Is counted on to kill tha Hell's Canyon and the TVA schemes, although the Issues are still In doubt, Mem* hers from other areas, especially the north and middle west, fear that these sprawl- Ing agencies, if federally financed at low Interest rates and tax-free,. will lend to an even greater Industrial exodus from their states. Thus, they would suffer even more severely from losses of employment, wages, purchasing power, taxes, etc. Incidentally, ' P r e s i d e n t Elsenhower now has his first chance to place a conservative management In charge of TVA, which has been controlled by Roosevelt-Truman appointees since Its birth. The term of Commissioner Harry , A. Curtis expires at midnight tonight. DR. JORDAN SAYSi./ Reader Describes Strange Impulse to Steal By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. Written for NEA Service THERE IS ONLY ONE SURE CONCLUSION that I can draw from today's first tragic letter. Q--A young woman I know is having one of her spells. She Is forging checks and charging In stores In four different towns. She has gone through this with all her relatives and relatives-in-law. The spells seem to come, around pregnancies and the sheriff has saved her so far on account of the coming baby--they already have several other children. Can any doctor help?--L. A--If this behavior occur* during pregnancy only there would *eem to be-some kind of medical problem Involved. To my mind It Is doubtful, however, that a doctor could "cure" the situation. If the behavior 1* restricted to . pregnancy I think that thl* lady would have to be watched constantly at such time*| If It ·ccurs otherwise ·he cannot be considered a desirable' mother for her children, Q--I read your article about myathenla gravls and wonder If this Is my trouble. I do not have pain but my eyes are · weak and my neck looks wrinkled.--Mrs. I. A--Probably not. It I* extremely unwise to try to make such a complicated diagnosis on yourself. People who do this (even physician*) are usually wrong; Q--When an elderly person begins to walk In his sleep does It Indicate some other trouble In his system?--P. R. A -- I don't M* why It PI h o 11 I d Indicate anything Q -- I suffer terribly with trlgemlnal neuralgia. A f t e r three alcohol Injections the doctor suggests an operation. What do you think? -- Mrs. M. B. A--Trigemlnal neuralgia, or tic doulnurmux, l one of the moit painful conditions known to man. New tech- · nlque* of surgery have unproved the possibilities of good results from operatlona for thorn patient! In whom less radical procedures hnve failed to bring relief. The , qualified nerve surgeons are thoroughly familiar with the various procedure* powlble In this field. · · · - » · Q--Do you think an operation for a navel hernia Is advisable or Is a truss the best solution?--Mrs. W. F. A -- The answer depends on the *lze'of the hernia, the age of the patient and Thinking.lt Over . By R. L. DIEFFENBACHER, D.D. (WillUB rof NEA »«nrm _ Idols originally were symbols to remind people of the Supreme Being who created the world. People are Inclined to depend on their semes for comprehension and Understanding. They could not see nor feel nor have God, but they could touch and see the symbolic Idols, Many worshipers transferred their worship to the Idols and forgot the unseen God. We criticize these folk of old who worshiped man-fashioned bits of stone and wood. We call them heathens, Idol worshipers and dcfllcrs of true religion. Today, there are many who put money, material posses- slons and heroes above the unseen God. They will do anything to possess material things or to receive the recognition of misguiding human leaders, We need to clean out the temples of our souls. We must remove the Idols which we worship from our lives, and find faith In the true Creator who Is not material, not sensory, not limited. He alone Is real and cannot be destroyed. , several other consideration*. Personally, I should usually fnvor operation a* being likely to bring permanent relief, where** a trim Is merely a temporary measure of support. However, there are snme, I am Hire, who w o u l d be a d v I * n d against operation by a surgeon If It leetned that operation would not be succe**- ful or would carry undue risk. CROSSWORD PUZZLE · Bw.rop 8 Futl H Airr ipi fttrvle* draw " IWM · Burtau sos AIIM* emidiH Aiddtr J«hni, In*, with rflcM «» Chluga _____ WrlgKy Bid!, CXtrell i ---- Pti»bM*t ttldg. Mlnntipvll* __ 1MB Pnhny Trvrar . »l. P.ul _____ M B«« «th St. LM AngdM __ I*tt W. Slh M. tin Fniwlm _______ 110 tutt.r M. Cur-iM fllM «f The l ·r* malnt*ln4 it th*t* Now Ocean Ports Great Lakes port cities officially became ocean ports In February of 1958, with the establishment of Trade Route 32 between the Great Ixkcn and western European coun- if PtlnUr'i » Tl"l« 21 PrtMUB 33 Jt4m«lnd4r i 3ft M»J' 3? To tint 19 Inmate M R*flUM 11 P1TMM«' urth 4.1 -tor.1 p.1 4» Show ·dmlf.tHn 4t N.lXIr. lo Uuiiu frown I UlMnl Ilkwp nlwl P»lh Mr-ll nnnn no oaa ctnn BOiiBt-u uu OCE .BE au DBCJ nn nnnnna sou nnn an noon mm* 9 Kxplodfl T Numirtl s bantu · Pur» 10 Klin nf th* lodltt 11 Fl.h 4 Dttldkl IS RtiUuraMl tut a a pimrt It N«««u»« V.IMfll · . form Irk»ni« 31 inoW.nl 32 T.»nl« H Bulftrlof 34 Oamft 37 Bpur 35 Plict ·[ wnnhlp 40 Rul. rEARBUN WASHINGTON. -- T h e amazing fact about this Republican Administration Is that It forgot the lesson taught by an earlier Republican administration. It's the lesson that once the budget U fixed no one on the administration team tampers with It, If he does, he gets off the team. T h e m a n who fixed the p o l i c y wns C h i T r l e s G. Dawes In the Harding Adm I n 1 s t r a- tlon. His work as director o f ( the b u d g e t e a r n e d him the Vice Presl- dency of the United States. Prior to Danes, everyone tampered with the budget. The Congrrii* pulled It one way, different member* of thn administration pulled It different- way*, Jmt a* It's bring pulled today. H wns a free-for-all--«* It I* today. Every Cabinet member put In hi* two cent* Worth, · · 41 · | DAWES DECREED t h a t Cabinet members could all argue about the budget- privately--before the budget was fixed. But once It was fixed everyone stuck together. Every Cabinet member, every bureaucrat fought on the game team against Congress to defend the budget. Every Democratic and Republican President since that day (1921) carried on the Dawes. system -- until this winter. Then the Cabinet member closest to Ike--Secretary of the Treasury Humphrey -- suddenly Jumped the budget. It was unprecedented. Old-llne bureau chiefs waited for Humphrey to be fired. But he wasn't fired. Instead, Ike went to spend two weeks on Humphrey's Georgia plantation. The result spread through government like the record- Ing of an earthquake on a seismograph. It was an earth- , quake--govcrnmentwlsc. For when the man closest to the President blasted the budget and continued to enjoy the President's close companionship, everyone else In government figured he could do It, too. Even Mrs. Randolph Burgess, wife of the Undersecretary of the Treasury, Is now giving off what should or should not bo cut In the budget. One day, Ike had a "team," The next day he didn't have a team. He's right back to the chaotic ' budget days before pipe- i m o k l n g , hell-and-Marla Charley Dawe* d e c r e e d there should be no more Inter-fnrnlly bickering over the budget. AIRLINE Much-loved P O L I T I C S -Walter George, the venerable elder statesman from Georgia, Is no longer a member of the Senate, but the other day he sat In on a highly Important closed-door huddle. It was held In the Senate's Vandqnberg Room to protest against the proposed CAfl award to Pan American Airways of a nonstop route from New York to Mexico City. Those w,ho attended the meeting were: Sens. Allen Ellender and Russell Long, La., Olln Johnston and Strom Thurmond, S. C., Willis Rob- crtson, Va., all Democrats, plus representatives f r o m Enstern Airlines. "Eastern Airlines pioneered this route and built It up years before Pan American tried to get it," remarked Senator Long. "This Idea of giving It to Pan American Is the most Incredible example of malfunction of government I have ever seen," 'The man probably responsible," said Senator Ellender, "Is Secretary of Commerce Sinclair Weeks. He's been the special friend of Pan American for some time." The lengthy discussion revolved around the fact that In |D48 the Civil Aeronautic* Board awarded Eastern Airline* the profitable New York-Mexico City nonstop run, Eaitern h*d plo- . neered the route* from New . York and Bonton to Atlanta, New Orlran*, and Houiiton year* before) and It I* customary to let the flmt operator of a route extend It further; also fly over the same route nonstop. · · · · t B E H I N D T H E MEXICANS--But despite the CAB award to Eastern Airlines, negotiations w i t h Mexico bogRcd down, Senators at t h P closed-door discussion pointed out that Pan American wns probably behind the impasse, since Pan Am owns 42 per cent of Mexico's C.MA. nnd 20 par cent of a second Mexican line, Aeronavles. "I have read the report of an Investigator President Truman sent to Mexico to see why Eastern was not awarded , this route," Senator Ellender told his colleagues, "and he made It quite clear'that Pan A m e r i c a n was working . through Its Mexican subsidiaries to block Eastern." Now, 11 years after the CAB awarded the New York- Mexico City route to Eastern In 1948, a CAB examiner has recommended that Pan American get this prize nonstop route. Senators pointed .out what this really meant was that powerful Pan American Airways would operate two lines between Mexico City and New York. For, In return for the U.S. carrier which will operate between Mexico City and New York, a _Mexlcan carrier gets the privilege of operating the same route. Strictly Business I] fc«u It 44 Turkjih I Kw.ll ·( I OMIII IS Uk4wl» M| Uw "We're having a special aole* contest--the winner keep* his Job!" , , ,

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