Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on June 2, 1960 · Page 18
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Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona · Page 18

Tucson, Arizona
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Thursday, June 2, 1960
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(Jituen HOLMES ALEXANDER M E M B E R oT~THE ASSOCIATED PRESS «««a «·!···· !« "titled ·«luiiv«lj' In th« ti.t tor rtp«bllc»tlon . u |( t|) |sMt n t w j prJBt|d ,,, ,,,,, ,,,*,,,,,,, » wtll i !l AP ntwi diipiUtiM THE A U D I T B U R E A U O F C I R C U L A T ! O N » M E M B E R OF U N I T E D PRESS I N T E R N A T I O N A L HUM: Home Oellve^td I" Tution We f t r w..k Horn, Otllv t r«t Ou«id« » Tuc.on «K P«r Wok Annul! SuSK"ptlMl C»rri»r ««.«0 Annum SubKriptien M « i l 11S.SO _ PuDliihtd D»ily Es«pt S u n d t y Y THE CITIZEN Any Heart-Throbbers Here? PAGE 18 THURSDAY EVEN I N6,JUNE_2,_ I950_ Let's Not Have Another 'Crisis' On Water Land It will soon be a month since the City Council was stampeded into its first ill-advised purchase of water- bearing lands in the San Pedro Valley. The stampede ^slowed to an embarrassed walk when the first con- 'tract with a "mystery trust" was repudiated. Now - thert is only a stalemate in the city's continuing efforts to close a deal for the water land. For several weeks now, since the city took over direct negotiations with the land owners, there has · been a stalemate of undisclosed nature. Presumably the sellers are asking for conditions in the purchase . agreement which were not part of the original ^offering. . . . . . . . . . . . Meanwhile, it is fair and proper for the citizens and taxpayers of Tucson to be wondering what their councilmen and city administration are doing from the city's side of the negotiations. Is the subject going to lie dormant until the mayor and city manager have another purchase deal that needs to be rammed through the Council in a 30-minute special session? There seems to be a consensus of expert and lay opinion that the city should add to its future water resources by reaching into the San Pedro Valley. This is considered an important phase of the city's $32 million water development program. Nevertheless, the city is in something of a buyer's market for water lands there because they are valuable as water-producing lands only to someone who can use the 15 million gallons of water a day which the city will need in the next 15 years. While the sellers of this particular acreage are standing back looking at the deal a second time, and a third, the city also should be looking at the deal from every aspect of the city's interest. Valuation of the property in question and any other suitable ; properties should be assessed and checked, thoroughly.. This particular property reportedly has been on the open market for gome time and at a figure less than that cited all along in the city's negotiations. Water rights are as important as water sources. In many land transactions water rights are a definable and transferable asset. Is the city assuring itself that it is buying a water source or a water suit in the San Pedro Valley? ; In the weeks since the first water land scandal broke, there have been many comments and statements, from citizens, geologists, real estate men* ranchers, and others. They have both confirmed and conflicted with the city's announced intentiqns regarding purchase and development of San Pedro Valley water land. Now, time is afforded to explore every aspect of the stalemated transaction. It should be expected by councilmen and citizens alike that the city manager will have a full report to offer for consideration when the next proposal for action comes forth. Let's not have another unnecessary, and possibly costly, "crisis" in a matter as vital as this one. Justice Levi S. Udall Final tributes were being paid yesterday and today to Supreme Court Justice Levi S. Udall', who was stricken suddenly during a family outing on Memorial Day. Yesterday his body lay in stat* on the great seal of Arizona in the capitol building. It was an appropriate honor and recognition by the state he served so long and with such distinction. Today he was laid to rest in Phoenix, his fellow Supreme Court justices among the honorary pallbearers. Judge Udall's untimely passing is mourned not only by the Udall family, one of the prominent pioneer families in this state, but also by a host of friends and by all who respected and appreciated this dedicated jurist for his great contributions to the development of the law and of the legal profession in Arizona. The imprint Justice Udall has left on the legal record of Arizona will remain a permanent memorial to one of this state's truly great men. DENNIS THE MENACE On the theory that pulse-taking rather than poll- taking is the way to predict elections in this country, there are these matters which might affect the national heartbeat in reference to important persons. CHIVALRY NOT DEAD: It is often said of Sen. Stuart Symington that his courtly manners give the impression that he's got little else to offer--that he's superficial. But manners are only the outward expression of good will and good breeding, and the other day Symington showed that these gentlemanly traits are not merely on the surface. With Adlai Stevenson not around to defend himself, Minority Leader Dirksen, on the Senate floor, let go an attack on the titular head of the Democratic Party by citing a French-language interview which seemed to show Stevenson as an appeaser. Scon Sen. Jack C. Kennedy came under a similar barrage of soft-on-Reds insinuations-and nobody on the floor was profiting more man Symington. ALL SYMINGTON HAD TO DO was sit still and keep quiet while two rivals for the Democratic nomination, Stevenson and Kennedy, were getting their lumps. But, instead--up got Symington with some documentary rebuttals. He too* both his rivals off the horns of the angry Minority Leader. Later, I asked Symington why he would do such an impractical thing as that in a campaign season. His explanation was simple but selfsufficient: "They were a couple of friends of mine who weren't around to take their own parts." THE INDESTRUCTIBLE MAN: Most defeated presidential candidates just fade away. Stevenson seems to be taking longer than usual, but Thomas Dewey is hardly in the public eye at all, and Alf Landon's recent photograph with Mrs. Roosevelt and Norman Thomas caused many to wonder if the 1936 GOP loser hadn't returned from Another World. But if Richard Nixon doesn't become the next President, he will still remain very much in public-affairs. Nixon has said that whenever he leaves politics, he will work at making some real money for his young family. This is no doubt his intention, but Nixon is far too valuable for any administration to let slip through its fingers. A Rockefeller administration could not find a better piece of seasoned Cabinet material anywhere. THE LIGHT AND THE BUSHEL: Republican leaders, feeling that Nixon is injured by President Eisenhower's fading , image 12 * peace- monger, are glad enough to have Gov. Rockefeller as draft-bait for the GOP nomination. He has made an excellent governor to date, but his reputation as a Republican New Dealer has not been borne out in one important respect. Unlike most political liberals, Rockefeller is willing to run a Welfare State--but only if the people will pay-as-they-go in taxes. He has shown a willingness to be unpopular, if necessary, to remain fiscally chaste and sound. BUT ROCKEFELLER'S UPSTAGE ACT in declining to consider the vice presidential post and his threats to boycott me convention are risky investments that may pay off in ill-will. True, in 1960 the Republicans need Rockefeller--but by 1964, some rising Republicans, like Gov. Mark Hatfjeld of Oregon, Congressman Bruce Alger of Dallas, Tex.. Sen. Barry Goldwater of Arizona, will be of presidential timber. The man from New York who hides his light under a bushel may not find the GOP swooning with the same affection as now. THIS WAY OUT: Practically everything since World War II has gone up--prices, satellites, the size of me Union--except one thing: The idea of One World, which many people mistakenly embraced, has proved to be an armful of sawdust. Almost no American, come to think of it, wants to forfeit his citizenship in the USA, or wants to make the USA a silk-stocking precinct, squeezed and out-voted on every side of the reeking slums of Africa and Asia, or even of Europe and Latin America. But one aspirant to the White House apparently did not get the message. IN A RECENT DEBATE on the theme called National Purpose, Adlai Stevenson quoted the General Welfare dause ot' the American Constitution in his first paragraph, and in his second paragraph, he gave this bit of globalissimo, which explains quite succinctly why the American people will never elect him as their President. Stevenson said: "Add Tom Paine's words--'My country is Hie World' . . ." Curtains for Adlai. CoprrttW 1!XW GEORGE SOKOLSKY Prophetic Words Apply Today When Nikita Khrushchev postponed the sum mit conference six or eight months until after the American election, he indicated clearly that he was desirous of having a president suitable to himself. Some put this down to a gaucherie on the part of an astute but not too informed a man. Perhaps, we felt c h a r i t a b l y , Khrushchev did not understand th»t our system of election did not change the .government, as they say in many European countries, but only the'administration which generally speaking is me executive branch of the government About one-third of the Senate and the whole of the House of Representative* stand for election but many, if not most, are reelected. When Gromyko repeated (tie same idea in the United Nations, that is, that Russia would wait until a new president was elected, he indicated a" direct, overt interference in the American election by Soviet Russia. · TO HAVE A LOOK AT THIS SORT of thing, one has to go back to the administration of John Adams, second president of the United States. In a special message to Congress, President John Adams, referring to conduct of the French government, said: ". . . The speech of the (French) President discloses sentiments more alarming than the refusal of a minister, because more dangerous to our independence and union, and at the same time studiously marked with indignities toward the government of the United States. It evinces a "disposition to separate the people of the United States from the government, to persuade them that they have different affections, principles and interests from those of their fellow-citizens whom they themselves have chosen to manage their common concerns, and thin to produce divisions fatal to our peace. Such attempts ought to be repelled with a decision which shall convince France and the world mat we are not a degraded people, humiliated under a colonial spirit of fear and sense of inferiority, fitted to be the miserable instruments of foreign influence, and regardless of national honor, character, and interest." . THEN PRESIDENT ADAMS ADDED: "I should have been happy to .have thrown a veil over these transaction! if "'It had been possible to conceal them; but they have passed on the great theater of the %orld, in the face, of all Europe and America, and with such circum- itancei of publicity and solemnity that they can not b« disguised and will not »0on be forgotten . . . " It is interesting to note'hpw closely President Adams responded,to a situation which President Eisenhower faces today, about' a century and a half liter. The United States did not go to wir with France became of the Indignities which a revolutionary government put upon us. AS A MATTER OF FACT, John Adams Was succeeded by Thomas Jefferson who was more favorably disposed toward the French Revolution, but in his first inaugural, Jefferson said: " . . . I know, indeed, that some honest men fear that a republican government can not be strong, that this government is not strong enough; but would the honest patriot, in the full tide of successful experiment abandon a government which has so far kept u« free and firm on the theoretic and visionary fear that this government, the world's best hope, may by possibility want energy to preserve itself? 1 trust not. -I believe this, on thecontrary, the strongest government on earth . - -" It is worth while to took into our past to understand our present. Copyright l!*flO ART BUCHWALD The Honest American HONG KONG -- T was sitting in the Sun Ya restaurant in Hong Kong last week nibbling on t bear claw, when a man in a tweed suit, smoking a pipe, sat down at the next table. He ordered a bowl of bird's nest soup and when it arrived he started to develop a roll of microfilm in it. When he saw me staring at him he said very, quietly, "Beeswhipple, British Intelligence." I stuck out my hand. "Buchwald, Lockheed Aircraft." "I knew you were one of us the minute I sat down," he said confidentially"How could you have possibly known?" He smiled. "Your oxygen mask is sticking out of your undershirt." T looked down and hastily shoved the mask back in. "I SEE WHERE ONE of your chaps got his hand caught in the cookie jar the other day," he said. "Yup," T said. "But it could have happened to anybody." "I dare say not. It could have never happened to us." "Why not?" I asked, sticking * chopstick into a shark's fin. "We have a different attitude towards such tilings. You Americans don't seem to understand too much about tfiis business. If one of our chaps had been caught, we would have played it entirely different." "How's that?" "5^ Sfi r«« Sni^, wi would have ione is armomvce that somebody stole one of our weather plities from a Turkish airport and Her Majesty's Government was offering 190 goffteas reward for fl»f TWtrm of the plane *r»d ti« pilot.*' Fof^es us TO po THIS... "BUT THAT WOULD BE LYING," I said, trying to keep the shock out of my voice. "Precisely, my dear fellow." "But we're not allowed to lie in the American intelligence system. It encourages bad character. The State Department -would never stand for it." "We're not saying you should lie. We're not saying you should say anything. But after all, you could show a little indignation when someone steals one of your aircraft." "But he didn't steal ft." I said". "He was told to fly over Russia and take pictures. We've been doing it for four years. Frankly we were afraid no one would ever hear about it. Now the air is cleared. All of this is part of Eisenhower's open spies policy,":' . "MY DEAR FELLOW/' Beeswhipple said, *'no one admires $anior more than the British, bjiit we treat the stealing of -unmarked airplanes as a very serious offense. And we certainly take a dim view of someone making his escape over the Soviet Union." "You just don't seem to understand," t protested. "Lying in spying is the coward's way out. If we tell lies then the Russians witt tell lies. You've got to call a spy a spy." "I can hardly agree with you," he said. "If the chap was really working for the CIA, as the Russians ridiculously claim, how do they explain the candy bars they found on him? It's obvious he was mixed up in a lollipop racket and mis was not a case for the State Department but for Interpol." T WAS BECOMING ANGRY. "There is no sense talking to yon. Yon just weren't brought up in the American tradition of fair play. When we get caught doing something we believe in maktng a clean breast of it. Cnartes Van ooren ·has showed us the way." . T gave th« waiter ·our CIA Diner's Giro credit card, and paid the check, and left Beeswhipple trying to get a model of an atomic sbmarine ** Of a sweet atrd sour lobster. What toe drdift "know obwat espionage oooW fifl » bwfc. A Quiet But Prosperous Summer ~4 BySAMDAWSON Summer is starting.* early for a number of industries--to the dismay .-of some and to the satisfaction of others. ' But the majority of economists and business executives who s,peak their minds is. still confident that a quiet but generally prosperous four.months lie ahead. .. THE RESORT INDUSTRY is looking for its biggest year. And that if also good news for th* public transportation systems and for all · those who service the family car. But on the more sober side is the steadily declining output in the., steel industry, the disappointing figures in the home building industry, and the lagging arrival of new orders in many manufacturing front offices. AN ADDED COMPLICATION this summer is likely to be the new attitude toward inventories seen in many manufacturing . companies. Purchasing agents have.been revising their ideas of how big a stock of various materials they need. ' For one thing, the days of shortages and threatened shortages seem to be over. New supplies can be g o t quickly when needed. The steel industry, watching its output slide from the records set in the first weeks of the year, is reported .resigned to a downturn in earnings for the current quarter. AUTO SALES have been running ahead of last year, with a real spring pickup noted. But so large was auto production and shipment to dealers in the first part of the year that total dealers' stocks still r e m a i n higher than usual for this time of year. Letters To The Editor THEY DIDN'T FOOL WITH DRUNK DRIVER To the Editor: Enclosed is a front page of my home town daily newspaper ·(Painesville, 0., Telegraph). PLEASE NOTE THAT the court there doesn't fool with drunken drivers,-- an example that our courts here could very wellifollow. The front page news iteirt reports: "(The driver) entered a plea of guilty in municipal court where he was fined J100, three days in jail and license suspended for three years for driving while intoxicated." This should be a real eye opener here to our courts and legislators. AS YOU ARE VERY WELL aware of the power of public opinion--this article could possibly start the ball rolling here to get some necessary action going against the drunks here, and there are legions. DANIEL L. CH1LDS Sr. 2928 N. 15th Ave. Editor's note: The penalty applied virtually as standard procedure by local courts In first offense drunk driving easw ii a $1N DIM and N days in jail. CANCER PREVENTION STUDY BEGUN To the Editor: With reference to a letter to the editor in the May 24 Citizen, entitled, "Why Not Cancer Prevention Facts?": In an endeavor to determine preventive facts concerning cancer, the American Cancer Society launched a Cancer Prevention Study jn which more than 1 million individuals throughout our' nation were enrolled to help scientists uncover environmental factors which may be cancer-causing. No investigation of such magnitude has ever been attempted in the history of medicine. 25 Years Of THE PIMA COUNTY UNIT of the A.C.S. enrolled 2,783 individuals as their part in this study, and will follow up for a six-year period in _p_rd_er to establish "facts" to aid the prevention of cancer. Unfortunately, the cause of cancer is not known at this time, and no cure other than radiation or surgery has proven effective. TIME IS THE ALL Important factor. Early detection through knowledge of' cancer's 7 Danger Signals and periodic examintf- tions by physicians have saved 1 million Americans. Eighty-five thousand more lives are lost needlessly each year mat could be saved from the possible ravages of cancer if the disease were caught in early ftage of development. To save these Jives is the purpose of the Public Education Program Committee of the American Cancer Society. While research is working on the final answer for conquering cancer, it is important that the public be informed of progress toward this goal. OUR HEARTFELT THANKS go to the newspaper, radio and television personnel who have so generously contributed their time for this continuous effort. Public education and information, would be impossible without their cooperation. HERMAN S. RHU JR., M.D. Chairman, Pima County Unit AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY Letters to the editor must : carry the complete name and street address of the writer. I» extreme and unusual circumstance*, the writer's identity nay b« held confidential and * pen name used for publication purposes. Short letters are given preference. The normaF maximum allowed is 3N words, and the right it reserved to reduce · the length ·Monger letters if necessary. Security By RAY TUCKER The approach oi the 25th an sivwswy. of the Social Security- System 60 June 19 finds COIK,: gress and the country embroiled ; in a similar controveriy over a Medical Health Insurance Program. -And Consort andj opponents of this major expansion of social protection voicf the same contradictory views today that they did then. FDR AND LABOR Secretary France* Perkins, after studying the plan framed by th« "brain trusteri," insisted on the broadest and most liberal coverage. But when she showed concern over the practical difi ficulties of universal coverage, he replied:. . ,: "There is no reason why everybody in the United States should not be covered. I se« no reason why every child, from the ^ day he is born, shouldn't be a member of the Social Ser curity System.- ":'"·' ,, "No, I don't see why noH From the cradle to the grave, they ought to be in a social in-* surance system!" IRONICALLY, in view of tht current demand for a health insurance plan, FDR's Committeii : on Economic Security; had in? eluded this idea in rthejr original draft BuTeven the audacious, and experimental-, Roosevelt did not dare to, submit such a novel scheme to Congress. He was afraid that, it ·would cost him votes in the 1936 election. . .: His political concern seemed justified, in view of the cries of horror, outrage and prophesies of doom that greeted introduction Qf the Social Security Bill. Today, it is almost incredible, that there should have been such an outcry and indignant reaction, for the GOP 'has both accepted and expanded the system. "Unemployment i n s u r a n c'e cannot be placed on a sound financial basis," warned the National Industrial Conference Board. The National Association of Manufacturers said that it would facilitate the "ultimate socialistic control of ; life arid industry." REPUBLICAN LEADERS on Capitol Hill were even more extreme in their alarm and denunciation. ·· · However, after resisting from start to finish, the Republicans fell into line. The weasuee passed the Senate by a vote «f 7« to ( and the House by 371 to 33. ·- -·; Oopyrifht 1«« DAILY DEVOTION The fence of God . ., mill keep your hearts *id your minds in Christ Jesus. Philif- fians 4:7. Read verses 4-7, Memory's roll call reveals events that will differ with each of us; a candlelight service; the Holy Communion; a vesper service on-a hillside or by the sea; the time when we came to some important decision, made · some life commitment, gave someone a solemn promise; a deep sorrow that made us aware that those who mourn shall be comforted. Each such memory may give strength for living more routine days and for meeting new situations that demand more than we seem to have. PRAYER FOR TODAY: ^e thank Thee, our Father, for high points in our lives a»d Christian personalities whose lives have touched ours. Help us to live up to the insights' they have given us. Amen. Ceurtoy Tucion Council of Church*! V^***0V^tK^^V*4' l XlKS^0V^ Arizona Album FRONTIER CATTLEMEN, RANCHES Edited by Albert R. Buehman SLAUGHTER'S RANCH BECAME FAMOUS FOR ITS CATTLE ihougn jorm Honon Slaughter wrnea unoymg tame tor cleaning up old Cochise County during' iU boisterc«s days, he was equally famed in the SootJwest for his fine herds of cattle on Ms big San Bernardino Ranch in Cochise. Slaughter was one of the pioneer ranchmen who brought Texas Longborns to th« Arize** ranges, driving his first herd i fJvronsh in IS79, two years after n« had l«*«d over *e «xwtry \ tor «* first ti»»e awd d*dded ft «we14 be a caTtteman's p»T»dise. Despite the interruption Drought about wh« he was chosen sheriff to clean up fte county, he retained Mi cattk ranch for many yeiis *na oomrnoea tJ pKxJuce fine herds. In this photo, taken in IMS, Slaughter is shown wMh a of his herd «f S«0 h«*d «f cattle. He lived wot Ms Hfe here *ed tt ft* *ge ef 81 m F*. H, ISO. (Cwrtesy Ariwmi Htswriwri Swwety.)

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