Independent from Long Beach, California on April 2, 1963 · Page 12
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Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 12

Long Beach, California
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Tuesday, April 2, 1963
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M-JKDETENDENT Out of This World EDITORIAL School Board Incumbents Deserve Your Vote Friday .VOTERS OF THE Long Beach Unified School District will go to the polls Friday to fill three posts on the Board of Education. Ten candidates are running for the three posts. The winners will be the three receiving the most votes. In the \large field is much good school board ^'material, and no matter how the election goes, we anticipate the school Aboard will continue to be an outstand- -.'ing one. ^ However, we see no reason to v change the membership of the board ·as it now stands. Besides being well^qualified from the standpoint of leader- 'ship, the incumbents offer the advan- 'tage of experience and a record of .success. V.. In the absence of any persuasive Targument for change, we recommend .the re-election of the incumbents--Dr. 'Dwight C. Sigworth, Jerald S. Jacobs, .'and Ted Sullivan. .":! Dr. Sigworth, President of the Board, is serving his sixteenth year and seeking his fifth term. Sullivan, an attorney, and Jacobs, head of an electrical contracting firm and a prominent civic leader, are relatively new to the board, but have served with distinction and gained the seasoning so necessary to effective service. These men have several traits in common. They are dedicated to young people and the cause of good education. They believe in the "basics" of education. They believe in a modem, adequate school system economically administered. During their service on the board, the district has continued to rank high academically with comparable districts; costs have been held within reason; there has been full-time schooling for all children; teaching "quality has remained high; and administration has been responsive to the public wilL -Such a record deserves a vote of confidence, and so we favor the reelection of the incumbents on April 5. Side Are We On? ALTHOUGH THE UNITED States had plenty to complain about following the harassment of an American ship by Russian MIG's 175 miles from Miami last week, somehow the US. government ended up apologizing. Instead of keeping the spotlight of indignation on the MIG incident, the U.S. government the next day took a slap at Cuban exiles in this country, restricting prominent exile leaders to Dade County, Florida, and cracking down on exile raids on Cuba. On the heels of that action, VS. and British forces intercepted and captured a Cuban exile raiding party en route to Cuba. Upon hearing the restrictive policy, one Cuban exile remarked: "No invasion, no government in exile, no jobs, and now no more attacks on Castro. It looks like Castro has won." It does begin to look that way. Khrushchev does everything he can to support "wars of liberation" conducted by Communists. The United States, however, won't even look the other way when Cuban exiles do what little they can to liberate their country from the grasp of the Communists. \Vhich side are we on? Clumge of Command TODAYS CHANGE OF command at the Long Beach Naval Shipyard comes at a time when the shipyard-more so than for a decade--faces a future of steady operations without periodical threats of shutdown. Adm. Jack Fee, who is leaving the command here to take duty in Washington, emphasized this satisfactory situation in his farewell talk to a city- sponsored luncheon in his honor yesterday. Long Beach yard, he said, is no longer mentioned when there is talk that a navy shipyard may be shutdown. He credited two major factors: The DORIS FLEESON triumph over subsidence which so long harassed the yard, and the "can do" reputation of the force of some 6200 people who work at the installation. During Adm. Fee's two-year tenure, the previously started anti-subsidence program was carried forward successfully, and the shipyard took up challenging new work in the missile and space fields. Adm. Fee proved a capable and inspiring commanding officer, and his relationships with the civilian community were in the finest tradition here. The new commanding officer, Capt Jamie Adair, is welcomed under most auspicious circumstances. STRICTLY PERSONAL Love of Work Offers Conflict M« *-*3l DREW PEARSON Long Memories, Friendship Influence Judge Selection Rockefeller Plays to Nixon, Knowiand; Ignores Kucliel WASHINGTON -- S e n . Thomas Kuchel. who handi- ry survived a Democratic triumph ia California last falL is the leading Republican of the now -biggest itate and indeed the only one to hold a powerful elective office. Yet he was the last to learn that Gov. Nel- toa Rockefeller was disavowing former Gov. Goodwin Knight's a n n o u n c e d plan to set op a California- for - Rockefeller headquarters. The headlines blared that R o c k e f e l l e r protested Knight's action and had so Informed former Vke Presi- !ent Richard Nixon and former Sen. Will i a m F . Knowiand by t e l e p h o n e . Understand ably, Kocbel attended to tome Senate business . before return- Ing a belated can from AI- fcany. Ths tacident Is typical rt the problems that beset Rockefeller as he seeks the nomination for president next year cf his divided party. It had already been apparent that this is the winter of his conservative beat. Perhaps he is now the conscious of his need FLEESON to appear sufficiently conservative because next week end he takes off for two midwest conservative bastions of the party, Kansas and Nebraska. In Kansas particularly, the John Birch Society is strong. Nor is any ambitious politician. Democrats included, to be blamed if he seeks to tread warily in the volatine politics of California. The Birchers have just captured the state's Young Republican dubs, but the activist adult group, the Republican Assembly, repelled a Birch- led offensive and remains in moderate hands. The personality spectrum varies from Kuchel, a moderate liberal who keeps immaculate his appeal to independent voters, to Knowland, a right-winger who advocated the right-to-work bin. Nixon tries to hold the center. · · » · KNIGHT is in a class by himself. Earl Warren was too liberal for the then LL- Gov. Knight, but wtea Warren vacated the governorship ta become chitf justice, Knight followed Warrea poEcy and became friendly to labor. Many observers believe he could have been elected governor in 1933, but he was shunted into the race for senator to Senator Knowiand could run for governor. Both lost Knight made no secret of his anger at Nixoo--charg- ing that the then vice president arranged the deal ia the Nixon interest--and at Knowiand. Since then Nixon has lost the presidency and the governorship. Certainly a Knight-controlled headquarters would not be in Rockefeller's interest. Still he has many friends and connections in television. Also, in politics more than most places, the proverb that one has no little enemies rings true. · · · · THE KUCHEL experience has beta repeated ia other juartcrs regarded as representing the party's liberal wing. In fact the only established base of Rockefeller support is the eastern internationalist seaboard. Perhaps this only adds to his feverish determination to court the conservatives. Republican liberals want to be tolerant, and they say they understand the problem. But more than one discusses their problem with Rockefeller in terms cf the o!d lament that "it is an right to dissemble cur love, but why did you kick me downstairs?" Perhaps Governor Rockefeller needs to come out in the open now or at least find K'F**if * Louis Howe type, knowing and careful, to keep him at arm's length from local rivalries. MADISON, Wis. -- Members of the Kennedy family have the reputation for having long memories. When you cross them once, they don't forget. And it's said this is especially true cf the Kennedy women, that they live up to R u d y aid Kipling's observation that "the female of the species PEARSON is more deadly than the male." The long memory of the Kennedy sisters is now credited in Wisconsin for blocking the appointment of a top lawyer, Jim Doyle, to be a federal judge, because he campaigned for Adlai Stevenson. Doyle is the only candidate for VS. district judge whom the Bar Association endorsed in Wisconsin; also has the strong backing of John Reynolds, the Democratic governor who made a strong plea to Kennedy for Doyle, as did Democratic State Chairman Pat Lucy. Gaylord Nelson, former governor, now senator, also laid it on the line for Doyle with Attorney General Kennedy. However, Doyle, a longtime friend of Stevenson, campaigned for him against Kennedy in 1960 and at Los Angeles it was Doyle who organized the big Stevenson demonstration on the floor of the Democratic convention. Eunice Shriver, Pat Lawford, and Jean Smith, the three Kennedy sisters, at the time were furious. They had campaigned aH through the snows of Wisconsin for their brother, and they resented Dcryk's attempt to block him. judge will be a sort of Boston-to-Milwaukee deal, with friendship between the Mc- Cormacks of Boston and General Immell of Milwaukee and the Uihlein family of Wisconsin playing an important role. LMMELL first got to know the McCormacks w h e n "Knocko" M c C o r m a c k . brother of Speaker John McCormack and father of young Edward McCormack served as Immell's sergeant ia World War I. In addition. Speaker McCormack has long been close to Genera! Immeirs No. 1 client, the famous Uihlein family which owns Schlitz Beer, Wisconsin bank shares, a bank holding corporation; Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance, and various other interests totalling around a billion dollars in and out of Wisconsin. Because Schlitz bought up comers f o r saloons in New York and Chicago, the family owns valuable real estate in those cities. The Uihlein family his been generous in its support of various charities, including St. Coletta Home in Milwaukee, which has been taking care of Rosemary Kennedy, one of the Kennedy sisters, and which receives an annual contribution of $10,000 from the Kennedy family. One dinner given by the Uihleins to raise money for St. Colleta was attended by Cardinal Cushing of Boston. By SYDNEY J. HARRIS Because I wanted the car, and it came already equipped that way, ! am now driving my first automobile with power steering. After a few weeks of it. 1 !roy« another car. with rainual steering, and was annoyed at its balkiness. . The same was true with the automatic shift a few years ago; after driving it. the manual shift seemed laborious. And I must confess that I wear a self-winding watch on my wrist, and would not buy one that needs to be wound each morning. Now'a good case could be made out-and has been made out, by sports car buffs --that an automobile is much more in control of the driver with a manual shift and manual steering. The big power- operated cars tend to drive the driver, often into catastrophe. But the point is that more and more of us have relinquished our control over our mechanisms. We do nothing by hand or HARRIS foot that can be done by electricity--whether ia the kitchen, mowing the lawn, shoveling the snow, driving the car, and even tootling around the golf course on a mechanized cart. * * * 1 AM NOT CONCERNED here with the "physical fitness" aspect of this trend. What interests and perplexes me is the growing contradiction between our principles and our practices in modern American society. * . Traditionally, we greatly admire the sweat cf the brow; but soon we may have nothing to sweat over. Our Puritan background makes us feel that we should suffer, at least a little, for the goods we receive--but our whole technology is designed to decrease such suffering to the point. '': "Leisure" is not yet a respectable word here; it is Just something that fills the interstices between work. Yet everything today is planned to give us as much leisure as possible, as little sweat as necessary. On the other hand, we are urged to work harder; on the other, we keej changing our technics and our economy in the direction of less effort. · · * * * TVRHAPS A LARGE PART of our confusion, and our immobility, is due to the fact that, like Buridan's ass. we cannot decide between the two piles of hay equally close to us: the tradition of personal effort beckons us one way, and the new devices for making life easier invite us the other way. Our central problem in the years ahead may very well tern out to be the difficult task of reconciling our beliefs with our procedures acd learning that it is impossible to keep both intact Town Meeting LANGUAGES in fhe NEWS By Oarb* F. Itrttx The Chinese Communist press has recently been taking a long look at treaties nude in the last century between Imperial R u s s i a and China, whereby large portions of Siberia w e r e taken by Russia from the then Chinese Empire. Siberia (called Sibir* in Russian and Si-bo-Ii-yah in Chinese) has its name from a Tartar tribe, since van- i s b e d . The name of the OUT of this personal friendship between t h e D e m ocratic McCormacks, and the Republican Uihleins, with Gen. Immell, the friendly Republican attorney, as intermediary have come two things: 1.--The pending appointment of Immell's law partner. Jack Dewitt, as new federal judge for western Wisconsin. 2.--The hiring of young Eddie McCormack as attorney for Schlitz at $15,000. Among Eddie's duties is that of getting a government loan to establish a Schlitz brewery ia Turkey. Since Turkey is a Moslem country, and since alcholic beverages are barred by the Moslem faith, putting a Schlitz brewery in Turkey is not easy and is probably worth a fee of $35,000-especially if it is to be constructed with the help of U.S. money. Silverado Park, Crow Are Praised EDITOR: I wish to call your attention to our park over her on the West Side -S i l v e r a d o Park. It has come out in its new Easter clothes at the instance of our good councilman, Robert Crow of the sixth district. It is now one of the most beautiful, c o m p l e t e natural parks in Long Beach and th« improvement of Santa Fe Ave. along the west side of town is truly old frontier restored. It is seldom we take time in this mad rush of life to appreciate a good official and you know Sacramento and even Washington, D.C, could use a good man like Robert Crow. Just a tribute from a senior citizen on the west side. I- A. SOWERS 1330 W. 33rd St. toward r e m o v i n g those things from our way of life which are cruel and inhuman. While we are considering those things that are harmful in a strictly physical sense, we should also give even more thought to some that are harmful in other ways. ; What about that insidious weed, tobacco? It is good for insecticides but we are not insects. . . . . I read in the paper that Pope John has spoken out against boxing. I would like to hear him speak out against the manufacture of wine and other alcoholic beverages. Boxing does produce a few deaths and some mental dereliction. Wine produces thousands. Who win be held responsible for the harmful things that are sold to'mankind? Cain was the first to ask, "am I my brother's keeper?' R. MACON WALDEN 1019 E. Spicer St. Torrance HOWEVER, there'* a much more interesting reason than the Kennedy sisters behind the fact that their brother, the attorney general, is turning thumbs down on Jim Doyje for » federal judgeship and appointing Jack Dewitt instead. Dewitt was on a list of five men endorsed by the Wisconsin senators and congressmen for the judicial vacancy, though h« didn't rank nearly as high as Doyle. To offset this, however, he has two important assets: 1. --He was the treasurer for the Kennedy campaign in Wisconsin; 2.--He is the law partner of Gen. Ralph tame!!, formerly of the Wisconsin National Guard and a top Republican who has twice run for governor. It so happens that Gen. Immell. though a Republican, is close to both Attorney General Kennedy and to the McCormack family of Boston. And the sooa-to-bo announced appointment of Jack Dewitt as a federal great eastern terminal city of S i b e r i a , Vladivostok, means "Lord of the East." in Russia*, but, in Chinese, it is called Hai Shin Wei. m e a n i n g 'Rise in Land Sticking out in Sea." The Chinese w o r d for Russia is, simply, O, which probably cccnes from the Russian, word for Russia-- Rossiya--as the earty Chinese very likely zeroed in on the "o" and let the rest go as too rough-sounding for cultured Chinese ears. In case the Chinese do start agitation for the return of Siberia, here is how to say "Russians go home" in Chinese--Lao O kuo ren, huei chia! -- "Old Russia country persons -- return homer ' ON MAROl 7, Eddie McCormack dutifully appeared at the Bureau of Aid, dealing with Near Eastern matters, and asked about obtaining counterpart funds or local currency to bufld the Schlitz brewery in Turkey. So far. Aid officials have given him no reply. Some of those on the inside say that the Boston-to- MOwaukee play is merely the Kennedy's way of showing that the one-time political feud between the Kennedys and the McCormacks is dead and buried. This, they say, is more important thon any grudge held against Doyle for helping AdlaJ Stevenson. But whatever the motive, Eddie McCormack is getting a nice fee. and more important, the law partner of the Republican attorney for the most powerful economic empire in Wisconsin is getting his man made a federal judge. « · · · FRANKUN D. Roosevelt. Jr, can thank his Republican rival. New York Sen. Kea Keating, for blunting the GOP attack on hen in the Senate. Roosevelt got · surprisingly light going-over from the Republicans at his confirmation hearing to be under secretary of commerce. Inside story: Keating pleaded with bis Republican colleagues to lay off young Roosevelt. INDEPENDENT Hirmaa R »i*W Dna M- ««Mr M*r!4 M. Hum Many Things Are Worse Than Boxing EDITOR: Maa has always seemed to cling tenaciously to many things that are ia some way wrong or harmful, but at the same time he just as fiercely t5?eJiti4i' : jf[!!j;553 resists changes that are for _ m the good of the human race. KB? Because of this trait his progress toward improvement on the moral plane is *»5?2x very slow. If we eliminate boxing, that will be another step Camm KM ·» Tl« »r BICM vfttco. Strictly Business "We refer to Arple here as automatic drive he's skift-lessT

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