Independent from Long Beach, California on February 11, 1958 · Page 6
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Long Beach, California
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Tuesday, February 11, 1958
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P«g« A-6--INDEPENDENT *«· ·"*· ·'"·· T ""- " k - "' "" RAY TUCKER STRICTLY PERSONAL JLA.G. SAYS:Our State College GOP in Role of Liberal What We Need Is More Flattery (Continued From Page A-l) , doubling that the next eight years.; The new budget calls for adding 108 now ; members to the faculty this year. It is evident the future of Long Beach State calls for multiple-storied buildings if it is to take care of -the steadily increasing denSands on its facilities. Its ' greatest problem at present is parking for the thou- . sands of area students who attend the daily sessions. * * * "Starting with 169 students in 1949 in converted apartment houses, and then in barrack-type buildings for several .yeqrs, 'many local citizens still do not realize the magnitude of its growth.'It has been under . the dedicated leadership of President Victor Peterson and his staff who havb planned and carried out the thrilling growth of the institution! · . Long Beach may well take pride in having fought a hard and successful battle to bring Long Beach State College here. In 1949 great political pressure was brought to pktce the college in Orange County. But Long Beach voters approved the purchase of the 320-acre site, which clinched the deal for Loner Beach. 1 At the start, the college was almost entirely used for training teachers. It has now expanded its courses , so .a young person can receive a Bachelor or Master 'Degree in any of the major liberal arts or occupational fields. It serves the young people for 20 or more miles around. Thousands of them have received college degrees which would have been denied them had they been forced to go away from homo for their college education. * * * ' At present Long Beach State College is fifth in size of the 11 state colleges. By 1966 it is-estimated it will be first with more than 16,000 students in attendance. It is not only a great cultural factor in the community, but it is also an important economic factor. Its present SS-rnulion-a-year p a y r o l l will be doubled as the enrollment increases. But -.of equal importance is'the fact that "Long Beach State College · operates on a full-time schedule of 46 weeks a year. ,It is using its facilities to a greatel extent than colleges and* universities generally throughout the nation. . . . It is an institution which deserves the appreciation of our citizens. This can only be had by those citizens visiting the campus. It would be a thrilling, trip and would convince many young people and parents that college life and the best of institutions and facilities can be right here at home.--L.A.C. (L.A.C'3 column, like other columns, is an expression of personal opinion and does not necessarily reflect the considered opinion ol this newspaper.) By SIDNEY J. HARRIS Mark Twain- once confessed that he could live.for three weeks on a'compliment, and-Mark was not an exceptionally vain man. He was just admitting openly what most of us. feel' privately. I have never been one of those high-principled persons who ' ise it., is "insincere." I .don't think there is is TOWN- MEETING \ Small Gars Cause Traffic Problem EDITOR INDEPENDENT: Small, automobiles, mostly of foreign make, pose quite a problem in traffic. I'm not opposed to small cars just because tHey are small. They serve a most useful purpose in this day., of high prices in that they are economical to operate and maintain. My gripe is that they add to traffic problems in that they dart in and out in front of you, from the rear and everywhere. Despite the lowered standard make of car the little ones are difficult_ to see unless they come up at a normal speed. It is aggravating, too, to think you have spotted a parking space in a crowded area, such as in a shopping center, only to find a small car which only covers about two-thirds · of .the parking space when you drive to the stall where you were going to park. Maybe some parking lot or . curb area can be laid out for the small cars -- shoister spaces, so they could g e t three care into an area where two regular sized ones · ordinarily would park. FRANK SANDEEN FEBRUARY 11 40 YEARS AGO CITY ATTORNEY Irving M. Smith left for Washington D. C., armed with a large collection of m a p s and documents, to assist in the tidelands campaign before both C o n g r e s s and the United States Supreme Court. . . . New branches of the county public defender's and county coroner's offices were opened in Long Beach, with Raymond V. Darby, supervisor, officiating; William H. Sansom was local deputy defender and Philip A. Adkins, deputy coroner and public administrator. » * * * 20 YEARS AGO T h e Press-Telegram issued a 128-page e d i t i o n In commemoration of the golden jubilee of Lonjr Beach incorporation: there were six special sections in addition to the regular issue. . . . The Golden Ju- biloo banquet at the Pacific Coast Club was featured in today's Section B, with pictures ot pioneer citizens, state and county officials. * * * * 30 YEARS AGO LINCOLN'S BIRTHDAY was observed in all of the public schools of Long Beach with the' Long Beach Post No. 181, Grand Army of the Republic, in charge of programs with George Huntington, patriotic, instructor, general chairman. . . . Drilling in'th'e park lagoon running southeast in Recreation Park was revived with glittering profits- in. the millions dangled before the city council; a Los Angeles capitalist was the source of the "tempting prize." } How to Prevent Air Crashes EDITOR INDEPENDENT: · One of the essential deterrents to mid-air accidents is obvious without aid from a board of experts or reassembly of plane debris--and that is" elimination of military training bases adjacent to large cities but especially those near major airports. I think your series on this subject is mostly drivel. S. D. CAPLAN, 9950 Belfast Drive, Garden Grove., Calif. Thinking It Over · By ROBERT L. DIEFFENBACHER, D.D. (Wrlttw for NEA Service) GLASS windows permit us to remain within the shelter of our homes or offices while looking outside to, s e e the world go by. Of course we do not see all the world, but we watch as much as our minds can comfortably follow. We take this glass for granted because it is so commonplace. ·There are windows in. our sculs which we have taken for granted or have' neglected to use. Either these windows which look out on God have become steamed or we ."have covered :them with shades made of our self-satisfaction. At least .we do not 'watch enough 'of God going by to recognize His leadership and His love. We must keep the Windows of our souls open and clean. We must stand in front of them and see God's will for us. We cannot follow our 'Father if we do not watch Him. WASHINGTON -- In trimming "sails -for the important congressional elections next fall, tho Eisenhower- admin' istration's new- 'group. o f . political advisers have shifted · course 1 to the larboard and liberal tack on several'-major problems -- labor, education, racial, water power and con-: servatio'n generally. They are putting the President's "mod- ·ern Republicanism" into practice as well as platforms, al- though'they have not satisfied ..extremists on either' side. The shift is not due entirely to- the ballot-box slaughter i of Republican [ cpnservativ e s in J.956 . a n d 1957 elections, especially in the Far West and in the | cities' of New York, N e w : J e r s e y and \"Wisconsin. It is also attributable to the influence of several of the relatively younger Cabinet members. They-include Fred Seaton,'. · who -supplanted the reactionary Douglas McKay as Secretary of. the Interior; Labor Secretary James P. Mitchell;' Attorney 'General William P. Rogers; and Marion B. Folsom, Secretary for .Health, Education a'noUWelfare. They are far more responsive and understanding than the man whose conservative and negative views·'' they ' have challenged and · overcome--Sherman Adams, White House chief of staff. * . . . McKAY PARTIAL TO' PRIVATE POWER. Under McKay, for 1 instance, the ad-' ministration showed partiality to private power, companies ''in awarding licenses for dams for development of water power. And, as generally happens, he persuaded the Federal Power Commission to accept-his viewpoint. It granted ihe license for 'Hells Canyon, one of the few remaining undeveloped hydroelectric potentials in the country, to the Idaho. Power Company, It favored the application, of five New York State firms to undertake the 5625,000,000 development on the Niagara, River.. " . I It thought that the Trinity River in California should go to the Pacific Gas Electric · Company. It preferred that a pool of four f i r m s in the Northwest should build two dams, 'at Mt. Sheep and, Pleasant Valley instead of a single structure at Nez Perce. ' . * ' * * REVERSES T R E N D -There' has been a complete reversal in r e c e n t weeks. After an eight-year struggle , on and off Capitol Hill, the FPC has awarded the Niagara River project to the New York State Power Authority, a public agency. Seaton .advocates a "partnership" setup--the .federal government · and private interests--on the Trinity River. He would have the gov-. ernment, possibly in co-operation .with private firms, do the job at Nez Perec, which .would 'flood the sites where the' four power companies had hoped to build. Secretary S e a t o n maintains that he is simply car- r y i n g o u t ..Eisenhower's "partnership" concept, under which U n c l e Sam finances and.builds only when private capital'and enterprise cannot do so. But it is noticeable' that R'oosevclt-Truman-Ickes public power apostles, who organized the Hells Canyon Association to fight the McKay policies, feel that they have · won a major victory. In fact, Senate Minority Leader William F. Knowland .opposes' t h e "partnership" plan for the Trinity River, arguing 1 that the government cannpt afford to finance it. But 'his colleague,' Senator Kuchel, supports the Seaton scheme. . . . » MITCHELL 1'OPULAB -Mitchell is unquestionably the most popular labor secretary with the union hierarchy- and membership, since Frances ' Perkins. Although labor's l e a d e r s grumbled over t h e administration's legislative measures to curb abuses .revealed by the McClellan-K e n n e d y inquiry, they we're not as harsh .as they had anticipated. . Se'nator.McClellan and committee "colleagues h a v e . introduced f a r sterner proposals to, c h e c k r e ' i n the Becks and Hoffas and Malo- neys. ' A Federal Court's crackdown on the National Labor- Relations Board pleased can-. ·tankerous John L. Lewis. Under the' decision, a union may utilize federal labor machinery, even-if it has.not complied with the Taft-Hartley Act ' ' object to. flattery because enough flattery in Americaan' life, sincere or insincere;. Indeed, the only kind of: flattery to which I have a moral objection is'the kind which the flatterer engages in because it will, ."pay" him. This is corrupt bootlicking,-arid no'person of sense o'r sensibility can help but see through- it and despise it.. - ' ' There is another .sort of-flattery, however, which is .not extended because profit to the. donor but because: it gives pleasure to 1 the 1 recipient. And most of us, need this sort of, lift from time to .time. : . ' · · ' ' ' . - · · , ·*'· " ' - . · · .We need-it in "the 1 most "unexpected areas. A beautiful woman, for instance, 'does usually not re- ,,,.,..·, . .quire to be-complimented on her looks; 'she'is well aware.of her . looks, and may even'be bored with them. What she needs, most \ likely, is a compliment on her brains or her cooking or her clothes. , When most of us pay.'a compliment, we generally pay it to a uerson's- strongest, and most obvious, point. .But to do the greatest good.-i a- compliment/ should : be, directed to the person's weakest point--or. what he thinks is.his weakest point. , · Twain could' not be elated because somebody came up and told him what a fine writer) he was; the whole world accepted that fact. But he was radiant if [someone complimented an invention he .had helped develop. f · . - , ·- . '-. · Einstein was a humbjle man, and only shrugged when told how much his genius had revolutionized our ideas of the universe. But a word of flattery about his violin playing (which was meOi- .ocre) would bring a sparkle ;to his .eye. ' It always pleases me when I hear good words about the column, but. I take such compliments in stride. What really bucks me up is hearing that Hook 10 years younger than my picture, even if the flatterer'privately th'inks I look 10 years older We are a foolish, vain and doubtful race; even, the strongest among us feel weak in some departments. .The skillful flatterer is ' a boon to society,'even when he is insincere, so long as his motive is not tainted with self-interest. · . .'" ' Good Neishbor Department DREW PEARSON AFL-CIO Fires Over FLORIDA 100 on, Short Notice ANYTHINS WE CAM DO TO HELP'. DOM'T YOU COME "UP. HERS ,, AMb GET WARM WASHINGTON -- W h i l e the AFL-CIO Is protesting against rising unemployment,it has added to the unemployment problem by summarily firing over 100 of its own. workers, in some cases with only one. week's 1 notice. The discharged employes, some' of . t h e m veterans; of 20 to 30 years, are' complaining that they would- have·" thrown a ' picket line around'any company that gave them such treatment. The firings, e x t e n d i n g from the front office to the janitor force,, followed the heavy loss in d u e s as a r e s u ; l t of o u s t i n g t h e T e a m - sters Union. PR. JORDAN SAYS; ~ Neurosis Victims Have More Symptoms Than Illness; Difficult to Diagnose By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. Written lor NBA Servlca A CORRESPONDENT writes that his wife has been sickfpr 25 years and he encloses a list of 17 doctors who have seen her, none of whom has found any cause, for her ailments. · It is almost incredible that the lady in question could have any serious organic disease for such a long time without the discovery of-the cause, or without considerable worsening: Hence one would suspect that she is a victim of what is called a neurosis. This is defined as a functional disorder of the nervous system. It means that disease of the organs cannot be found,- but it does not necessarily mean that the victim is "healthy." - . - However, physicians are ' . _, ' , ,, ,. j, . - ' ' ' - Those who suffer from this Top official to g e t t h e ax 'w a s Lew H i n e s , special AFL-CIO repres e n't a- . tive,. who was given eight days' notice. He spent many. years.-as trouble-shooter for, the late AFL President .Bill Green and also s e r v e d as Pennsylvania's secretary of labor and industry from 1939 to 1943. The AFL-CIO's s e c r e - tary-treasurer, Bill Schnitzler, acting f o r President George Meany, tried to present H i n e s with » (told w a t c h as a "retirement" present. . A . photographer ' was called In to take pictures of the ceremony. in agreement that a long: lasting neurosis of this sort Is extremely' clilticult . to treat. It Is characteristic for neurotic patients to go from physician to physician without any real improvement In tho symptoms that' bother them. . · . » * ' * * A;- PARTICULAR variety of neurosis is mentioned by another correspondent,, who says that her doctor-tells her she has an ."anxiety neuro-'. sis."' She would like to know what to do about it. This, too, is a complicated matter. Anxiety "neurosis is probably not a true disease since . no one'ever dies from it, al, though it'is said to .affect almost one person out 0^20 to ·a greater or lesser., degree.. It is also calle'd. soldier's heart, effo'rt syndrome,. neurasthenia,' and .several other ' things. Matter oiFact Half-a 'century after Gali- ~leo discovered that a pendulum swings at perfectly regular intervals -of time, Chris-. tian Huygens made the first pendulum clock based' on this principle. He presented this clock-to-.-the .States-General of his native Holland .in 1657. His major - contribution to* physics' was in the .field o f . optics. He developed the' achromatic lens and ; formulated the wave theory 'of light condition, no mattes what i t . is called, frequently complain of pounding, of the heart, easy tiredness, · breathlessness even without exertion, slight ' dizziness, faintness, headache, a p p r e . h e h s i o n , . weakness, difficulty in.,sleeping, excessive sweating and a whole lot "of 'other vague types of distress. Fortunately they do not usually have all these complaints! .. A few years^ago a study of a group ol patients who had reported such comp l a i n t s " was conducted about 20. years after the diagnosis had been made originally. The results of this survey were cncourag- · · » * * '· IT WAS FOUND that fewer deaths occurred in this group of patients .than would be-expected among others'of . the ·same-ages. Furthermore, while the- symptoms.are supposed to be signs of. exaggerated anxiety, the patients were not particularly . likely to get i other, diseases which are supposed to be brought on'-by worry and -fear, such .as ulcers of the stomach, asthma or high . blood pressure. It was .-concluded that .this group of patients. was suf-. fering from a chronic disor- ENDEPENDENT Herman H. R!dder_^_^Publisher Harold M. Hines, Asst. to Publisher Samuel C. Camero.n__Genl. Manager Larry Collins Jr._-Bus. Manager L. A. Collins Sr Edit. Columnist Miles E. Sines Managing Editor Washington News Bureau: ;' -.808 Albee Building der which did not interfere .seriously with work,, social or family^ life. , * . Twelve''out of 100 recov-. ered; 35 out of 100 still had symptoms, · but' no - disability, and only .15 out of 100;. had symptoms which' interfered at all seriously with their work ' or general.. ability. Questions and Answers TJ. S. silver dollar is .toioum as the Morgan dollar? A--The s i l v e r d o l l a r s coined from 1878 to 1904 are known as" the "Bland" or "Morgan" type dollars. Representative Bland sponsored the legislation providing, f o r ·their coinage and George T. ·Morgan created the design. "* * * · *' Q--Which English ruler first introduced the corona' tion ceremony? . , ,. A -- Edward.-.the Elder, when-he came to the.throne in 901. ' · ,· - * » * * · Q--:How-many railway bridges are, there · in this countryf · . ·· A -- Approximately 170,000 bridges, with, an aggregate length, of 3,500 mile's. * * * . * J--In what 'country is the gourde the standard monetary unitf' "A--Haiti..Its official value ' is twenty cents in U. S. currency. "GEQKGE. IS SORfcY he couldn't be here," Schnitzler explained to Hines. ,"If he is so sorry,".snorted . the fired official, "why-don't we go down to' Miami and have the ceremony there?" · Schnitzler tried to soothe the ruffled Hines, and' finally pulled the gold., watch out of his desk for the presentation. "You.are not going to give me any stinking^watch," snapped Hines. '"You are not going to .add insult to injury. You can take your watch and stick it back in the drawer." S p e a k i n g moire for the other..fired employes . t h a n .for h i m s e l f , Hines t o l d Schnitzler angrily, "The way you have handled this^ has been perfectly lousy." With-that,, he walked out, leaving Schnitzler dangling the gold watch, j^ote -- Protests against the s u mm a r y dismissals been so heated that the one week's notice has now been extended to 30 days' notice. ... *,.,,» ,GINA CONQUERS CONGRESS -- Beauteous Italian movie actress Gina Lollobrig-" ida did at least one thing for/ , Congress. She caused big- city congressmen from the i eastern U. S. A: to get to work on Monday. Usually the^y take lo'ng weekends from Thursday to Tuesday. Miss' Lollobrigida was also the center of attraction .at a lunch given by Rep. Pete Rodino of 'Newark, N. J., for Italian-American congressmen. ' who' now constitute quite a group in-the House of Repre-' sentatives. They 'seemed_to enjoy the luncheon more than the Italian'glamour girl did,, though she was a good sport about it. "Mv granddaughter asked ' me to bring home your autograph," remarked newly elected Congressman John Eent (D-Pa), whose Italian ancestors were "named Dente. "And my brother," added Dent, "asked' me. to bring you. home." As Rodino introduced Miss . -i Lollobrigida,' Dent jokingly offered to meet her later and translate Rodino's remarks ' into Italian. '"I am sorry my English is not so beautiful," said Gina. "You make up for it otherwise," replied Dent. "Once I tried to study English," explained Gina, "but the teacher when she go way from my home, she speaks more better Italian than I speak English." After the lunch, Rodino asked if there were any questions from the reporters 'present. "I'll start off," declared Rep. Albert Morano (R- . Conn), .who used to be congressional s e c r e t a r y to Clare Soothe Luce. "Are you a member of the press?" Asked Rodino. DEMOCRAT OR REPUBLICAN?--Ignoring the ques- · tion, Morano. welcomed Gina on behalf of the. Republicans. "Gina is nonpartisan," gibed Rodino, a Democrat. ."We .Republicans in the House adore you as niuch as the Democrats," c o n t i n u e d Morano. "Several years . ago ·we sent a beautiful ambassador to your country, and she did a-wonderM job. Now your country has sent a beau- -tiful ambassador to us, and I'm sure that you are doing a wonderful job, too." - One reporter asked Gina's opinion of Rodino as an-escort. "Very young and gallant," she replied. -Another asked whether she.had seen President Eisenhower on this . trip. She had not "Do you know Sophia Loren?" asked Morano, getting back into the act. Gina said she did. , "He's met -her, too," piped up .Rep. Hugh Addonizio of Newark. -. "Yes," recalled M o r a n o , "they took a picture of me hissing her hand at the Hal- . ian Embassy, and I- 1 forgot to tell my wife." ' . Rep. Freddie Santangelo of Manhattan suggested that his colleague/Rep. Victor Anfuso of-Brooklyn, say a few words. "I was born in Italy," 'boasted Anfuso. "I think I'm · the only man in Congress who can say'that. I'm proud of the · beautiful*, relations you are promoting between 'our two 'great countries." . ' . . Strictly Business Q--Did the }act that a man had tin ear cwt off cause a war! · A--The 'War of'. Jenkins' was the popular name t,.,.,., the .war between __ r i .Spain and Great Britain in. Minneapolis--: 202*Foihay"Tov»er: 1739. It was occasioned part- Angeles 3242 W..8th St. - - - - oan Francisco 110 Sutter St. Current flits of The Independent lire maintained at these offlcet. ]y "by the tortures undergone by Robert Jenkins, a ship captain, at the hands of the -Spaniards.' . . . "I'm pretty mrt the bow thinks my work Is »tupenlou« --he'i started to caU me 'Stupe!'"

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