Independent from Long Beach, California on May 20, 1957 · Page 6
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Long Beach, California
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Monday, May 20, 1957
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Pag. A.6-INDEPENDENT *· '-"-. c..». M. »«, n. mr RA y TUCKER , · STRICTLY PERSONAL 4 L.A.C.;SAYS: .'*:- City Lobbyist uiRimia Serious You Can't Shrug Off a Bad Name ; · . ·'.·' (Continued Irora Pao» A-l) ! terest seeking leglslatlpn at Sacramento. For mqny years bt was the representative (lobbyist) for the Edison Co. He retired last year. He has agreed to come out ol retirement to help Long Beach with iu ; subsidence blU. His advice and prestige in Sacra- WASHINGTON -- The re. cent industrial and agricultural r e o r g a n l z a t l o n s In Russia, China and Poland reveal urlout Internal dlffl- cultln and a sharp claih between the claim which com- .___.».... -- - - if pose a Communist state ac- · ueftmsf ui. tt t-eimm jejncDcmnuvc m wuns.coo TM..w mento make hU services ol tremendouB value, tor me *.. ,,,,,,,,,., to d | p i oma ti c an( j | n . /' emitted more wind than wisdom when he stood up to first time, in seeking this legislation, we will have a thoroughly experienced and practical man. who knows his way around, looking out for our Interests. v : It may be said our two Assemblymen should be ; ; j lew manaEcr i al {act |on "'growing Importance. By SYDNEY J. HARRIS "Give a dog a bad name" Is one of the few proverbs containing more sense than nonsense. , I drove to the al-port yesterday to pick up a friend who was staying In town overnight. It was a warm, but quite windy day. As soon as my friend got off the plane, he held his hat down and exclaimed, "I see why they call Chicago the "Windy City." And, I suppose, everybody who visits Chicago on a windy day makes the same observation. Yet there is not a grain of truth In It. Chicago was originally tagged the 'Windy City' because of a certain representative In Congress who !v Khrushchev, Mao Tse-tung and Gomulka .did not decree a decentralization of Industrial direction s i m p l y for the Hake of g r e a t e r efficiency, «1- . though t h a t ' was «n admitted factor. . Nor are they TUCKE* ,. gradually releasing f a r m s from their collectlvn grip only becauno of severe food short- f . ages. They have violated the I 1 i basic canons of Marxism not ·· only because their system of '" ·rigid centralized control has ' failed, but because regional ^ Industrial executives have de- !-; commcn- r .responi- doing this. The iact is those two men are working 20 hours a day with the regular duties oi the Assembly, i silting through 7.000 bills, sitting in committees and ' voting on important issues as the session approaches its end. They )ust cannot eoncentrale the necessary tiine on this subsidence bill. "'"'· "' ' '"-* 1 ' L * Our new.speclallst Is Mr. W. C McWhteney. He has been in Long Bach to caretully survey our situ- atlon. He has been brleled by all local agencies and Wormed groups. Now he is in Sacramento, guiding our fight ter emergency action to get legislation passed this session. That is asking lor virtually a miracle. The bill should have been in weeks ago to give hope of action this year. But circumstances prevented earlier action. Now we have a real emergency on our hands. It is comlortlng to know the type ol jnan picked by the City Manager and Council to help us in the emergency. One of the weapons to be used in the tight will ' be the senational. but lactual moving picture ol our subsidence damage to date. That picture runs 22 v; manded Authority ; minute, and show, what has already happened and ;C J"TM*^ w »" ; «""' what experts predict will happen during the coming · . years--unless the oil Held is repressured by water injection. The picture's cost has been paid lor by the Long Beach Ship Yards employes' association. It is expected that Mr. McWhlnney will have all the legislators view the picture during the next week or ten days. ' It may take many showings lor all to see it--but it is important. . ' . " ' ' ' v , The Artie Samlsh-type lobbyists have given em ill reputation to the profession. But there will always be some to carry a money bag and attempt 1o bribe legislators. There will always be some legislators who ; will accept bribes. But the great majority ol lobbyists · . are specialists who seek to get their story told and who are watchlul ol all legislation as to how it crffocts ; ·'· their clients, The people ol Long Beach have good reason to be proud ol the man representing them. Our · case could not be in better hands^-L. A. C. fa s , . 1 · ; UA.C.'s column, tike othor columns. Is an ·*P r « i «{ 0 ? ·* pfi*m.l opinion Mid does not necessarily wn«*t the considered opinion ot this newspaper.) ., , , , , , tcrnatlonal reporting agencies. *i speak. He became known, a couple of generations ago, They suggest a struggle for ~i a s "The Representative From the Windy City." power involving the Party* · He died, but alas the name remained. National , , HARRIS -· politicians, the military and a '. wea ther bureau statistics show that Chicago has only '" ' an average amount of wind--It ranks, I believe, about 35th among 'American-cities. But this fact Is Impotent t(v overcome the legend, ' that has been built up over the years. Chicago wind is permanently I ; of enshrined In the same mythical category as London fog. , I bring this up not as a matter of outraged civic pride--Chicago £'- has worse things than wind to be defensive about--but simply to 'j'' Illustrate the dangers of accepting the labels that have been hung ST ' on cities, races or nations without ever bothering to examine their !(' basis In fact . . . . , · . . . - . , . - , . · ' · The danger, of course, is that the dog who Is given a bad name f^f soon begins to behave like a bad dog--no matter how good he may ·'£· have been to begin with. And, if people are treated long enough In a ?£ ' certain way, they will react In the manner they are expected to. -».|»j If a parent calls a child a "poor eater," that child will become ??»'!. a poor eater, In revenge or retaliation. Psychologically, we all feel iis.;i that if we are going to be blamed unjustly, we might as well do some- ^t ,L thing to justify It. Disturbed boys who are treated like delinquents fyf-' become only more so under such treatment, ·-.-, ..-.- ,,-....-, · ilu' People react to the Image we have of them. In my own case, for %'·'. Instance, there are certain persons who think me screamingly funny, f fa--' and laugh at whatever I say In a social gathering. When I meet these *.**· people I'show off atrociously, and think nothing but witty remarks. ';$*. Whereas, with most other people, I am my normal dull and sullen self. ·;·£:, What Is true for Individuals Is true for groups; and especially for f',',. minority groups which, once given a bad name, are stuck with lit. ··'%;· 'Tranquilizer' Tablets? DREW PEARSON TOWN MEETING Postal Rates EDITOR INDEPENDENT: The letter mall postage rale Is In the news again, just as It has been periodically for more ' than 150 yenin ... Since 1879 there have U*n relatively few changes In the rate structure of first-class mall. . In those early days postage charges were not based upon weight, nor was there a standard charge for delivery anywhere In the country. In- stcflrt postage was bused upon REMEMBER [EN? the number of sheets In the 1 letter, and also upon the dls- tance the letter was to travel. In 1792 the postage on a r single letter, traveling not ; : more than 30 miles, was six · cents. Rates on this zone basis 1 went up progressively to 25 , cents for single letters traveling not more than 430 miles. The rates Tor letters of two , or three sheets were double or triple the single rate. ·.,,,. 1 Should a i communication "j consist of four pages or more, ,· It was called a packet. The : postage rate was on four i single letters for each ounce. ·, revised '·' INEVITABLE. BUT ' DIS- · AdREEABI.E TO KREMLIN --The process was Inevitable, - · e v e n though disagreeable to Vr certain Kremlin figures. After ;·' all, it Is the managers remote from Moscow, Pelplng and ',' Warsaw who must "produce '· : the goods and food for ',- domestic consumption and ex';' port. They have discovered, ' and they have so Informed ,,. the ruling politicians, that f they cannot meet production ', schedules pi escribed by arbitrary a n d ' n o n t e c h n i c a l ' Ideologists. They have ' Insisted that ,. reason rather than a fixed but ..' foolish polltlco-economlc ra- , tlonallzatlon must g o v e r n their operations. They pointed out that human and regional differences'-- climate, geography, working conditions and capacity, transportation facilities, .market considerations, «tc. -- mado It Impossible to conform to a single pattern o[ production. ·· In short, .the monolithic state and economy established by Lenin and Stalin will not work as planned, Industrially or agriculturally. Food failures forced China to abandon farm collectivization, which was the counterpart of Industrial centralization. . Congress' Mood May Endanger Defense ( WASHINGTON-- Congress Is now In H wild, free-wheeling mood such as hasn't been seen by Washington observers since the cbb-duyi of Herbert Hoover, · · . . v It's a mood In which every .Congressman I wants to get [in I at ' no he can wave the meat · ax from the soapbox back home. I It's a mood In w h i c h t h e ] budget may be [cut up, not Intelligently, but piecemeal when It gets to the floor of the House of Representatives. Tho mood I* sweeping Congress like · tornado, and neither the President's TV appeal nor congressional leaders have been able to stop It, Actually the leaders . haven't tried. OOP lenders, · all of them In tha opposite wing from "Modern Kepuh- '. llcitnUm," are drllghted at the way tho budget worm has turned, and Ike's appeal brought as much critical mall as It did favorable. He . tvu bitterly disappointed. CHINESE FARMERS BAB- OTAOED PLANNING--Like · the Industrial managers In ' Russia and China, the farmers have demonstrated their prej: udlce toward a centrally : planned and directed agrlcul- · ture. When It was In effect ' In China, they sabotaged It by withholding- deliveries of ·:, ·Uk ^ -*4TtT T? %» /· In 1799 Congress . . . . . . _ postal rates again. This tlm» j food quotas. Although al owed the rate for single letter. * to remain In a collectlylsed traveling not more than 40 .system if they wish, only a miles was eight cents, with { very small percentage have so double, triple letter ami DR. JORDAN SAYS ' Excessive Noise Attacks Hear ing, Nervous System . By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. . ' : ' ' - ' Written for NBA Service '"'·' .' ' THE WORLD WE LIVE IN ie getting noisier and noisier. There are reasons for believing that excessive noise may damage the hearing apparatus and certainly does the general nervous system no good, , , In this machine age, the , ' - " - · " . . emotional disturbances. Thn person who situ In his . car honking the horn with- · out roMon lacks comldern- ' tlon for other* and ought to ,· packet rates In proportion. In 1813 Congress approved . letter rates double those es- tabllshcd In 1779. but In 1818- these drastic rate Increases were repealed. Rates were set at six cents for letters travel- . Ing not more than 30 miles. ?,lng the shift he appl ed It to and ranging up to 25 cents ^ every Industry.,, light «nd for those traveling over 400 heavy. There were no exccp- miles. . . : . . · · '·"""· - - number · of v Industries In .' which workers »re exposed ) ' to exoewlve nolm Is greater " than ever before, Fortunate- ] ly th« noise and the danger | to hearing can bn reduced In ·;:' most cams by such methods · us . lubricating · machines, . | sound-proofing rooms, use of - Iniulatlon and special de- ' vices to protect hearing.,, · · THOSE WHO do not work . I ; MAY ZO t lOYKARHAflO ' DOUULAS AIRCRAFT CO. handed the War Assets Administration a check for $2,033,069.48 as first payment toward purchase of the com- ; rates was enacted by Con- ;i Long Beach plant built «' grcss In 1845. This time it . 1; the deal would re- Jj was five cents for single let- , 10 years to complete ,' : ters traveling no more than v ~ he school board visited ;? 300 miles, and 10 cents for j silt's for proposed new school ' single letters traveling more ,. buildings in Its discussion of .' than 300 miles. Under these : ; chosen. .. The Army's I n c r e a s i n g power, a devlopment frequently forecast by foreign observers of the Communist scene, forced Khrushchev to modify his original decen. trallzatlon order. In announce- » In Industries of this kind, but are subjected to a great deal. of noise (usually worse In summer when windows are open) do not suffer much , danger to hearing, but nerves ' are kept on the ragged edge. - This Is shown principally by Interference with sleep, cx- . cesslve fatigue and, sometimes, Jho proved -MOOO build- v rates, letter, or pan*., weigh- -,TM* TM = .»TM Inf program, stymied due to ^.ing ""'J^TM Ct0hta ," de ^' h ,," S Mara foresaw the . ZO YEARS AGO ;Load«d with ft derktoad ot scientific Instrument*, the. V. 8. Coast »1d Geodetic Survey ship Pioneer ]«ft Long Beach harbor on her 1937 project, measuring the depth ot 3000 sq. ml oemtn between Hantu Rosa, with whom Elsenhower once .led the factories weapons. They"will.remain under Moscow's rigid direction and con- method* of private '' enterprise and Initiative. ; It may foresnaaow a revolu- . .· tlon within a revolution, and if a more \ tractable ., an additional single letter - ^j^ ,,,,,,, , eem to In- ?-,. . ,, ..,., PTM 11 " 5 '' falcate that the Communist !l. Boundary Wall " GEORGE J. McMlLUN y; _,,,,,,,!,, an d those the three ; When the Dutch settled 1 . ,, Postmaster.; ]argeit tnd m ost Influential, « New York, a wall was built (Editor's note: This Is the ;,v are ,tm far from perfection. ; on the northern boundary of ,rst half of a letter dealing iS j n ,,,,,,.[ j[t er 40 years of ;', the village. This ran the same · - " that Wall' Street does I. of '·'*' with postal rate history). jj groping experimentation, the } way I osa, /1,,.., » ' soviet now has to · adopt ' today. '"- ·"-' jyj 0 yj ce p re8 i ( ]ents " bn subject to arresU This Is ' ' only one of nuny causes of · noise In our cities which ' ; . numbs the sense* and grates . on the nerves. , · ·, · » · ' · -r ' * · ' MUCH OF ' IT could ' be easily avoided. Laws against useless automobile horn toot, ing would help somewhat. Other sources of noise may be i more difficult to eliminate. Some cities already have · adopted laws allowing arrest for producing useless noise. · It Is well known that noise ' can actually produce deaf. ' '· nms, though this Is.usually · of K temporary nature. Poo. ; · pie who work In noisy occu- , , patlons have this difficulty.' * · ' * * -»» THE CONnNt)ED,UJe of noisy street can Is an affront to human beings which should not be tolerated. Cities which have switched to the quieter 'TCC car" or to buses have enormously decreased t h e noise In their streets. Many cities have already carried out noise control programs. The war against noise Is a constant battle, but surely we can do more about It than we have done so far. Questions and ' 'Answers Q. How l o n g did Samuel Gompers serve as president of the American Federation of Labor? A. Thirty-seven years. From Its founding until his death, Gompers missed only one year as president of the organize- tlon, . , . · · · · · ·'· Q. What addition was made this year to Baseball's Hall of Fame? ; A. The 10 millionth baseball " made since the major leagues were organized was tossed out by President Elsenhower on opening day. Bearing his autograph, the ball is marked for ' the Hall of Fame. · · · · ' · 'Q. How many countries In Africa He on the equator? A. Five--French Equatorial . Africa, the Belgian Congo, ; Uganda, Kenya and the Italian j Somallland. - · · · · · " . * . t - ' Q. When was the first rcgu- Isr air passenger s e r v I c e . a c r o s s the Atlantic estab- ' llshed? , A. On May 20, 1939, when . the Yankee Clipper took off from Port Washington, N.Y., bound for Europe, . ', * * * · ' * · i ' Q. Who Is known as th» Father of Mexican Independence, A. Miguel I l l d a l g o , the · ' Priest of Dolores. Their greatest error was to cut off the gasoline of Gens. Omar Bradley and George S. Patton when they were racing for the German border, bringing their offensive to n dead stop In order to let Monty catch up. Most war strategists have pulled their his whack ' Punches In evaluating this the budget ' error - but Iome believe It caused many thousands of American casualties and delayed winning the war for three months. General Bradley, one of the gentler cHtlcs, put It this way: "Three months and .many casualties later we were .to be forcefully reminded that In war, opportunity once forsaken, Is opportunity lost forever. Not until Dec. 2 did Third Army crack ,the Saai^- aml then only after a bitter winter offensive through a heavily fortified line." Other critics said the war could have been won before Christmas. Instead It terminated May 6. , This c o l u m n ' reported, · guardedly Oct. 32, 1944 be- ; C«IIM of wartime censor- ·hlpi "Montgomery h a d J been given Cam as hl« oh- · JcrllVf. But dayi passed and !' nothing happened, Elsen- ; bower kept hammering it , Montgomery, urging an ad- ^ vnnrr. But nothing h«|» ;. prned. Finally Air Intelll. ' ' RMico shoired that German rmlitanra . behind Alllrd :.' lines was * mem shell. No ; Klirnhower gave the order ,· for Bradley to Ignore Mont- ' gomery and break through · . Nazi lines to the nouth." , ; THAT WAS ONE REASON he pulled his punches so markedly at his press conference the day after his TV address, announced to Congress that he would not retaliate against Republicans who op-: posed him, said he would not even work directly with the modern Republicans who are fighting for him. This was like pinning ^ a "kick me" sign on his own back. It was also equivalent to telling such courageous friends an Sens. Clifford Case of New Jersey and Jack Javlts of New York that their battles for him would be un- rewarded. No president slncn the days of Herbert Hoover, who never understood politics, has used these tactics with Congress. It means the abdlctatlon of power. In this case It may ; mean Congress, not the White . House, will be running the . country for the next three and a half years. Note -- Responsible Con- ·. gresslonal leaden such as George Mahon of Texas, head of the Military Appro- print Ions Subcommittee, ara woirled over what the hell- ' bciit-for-rconomy rush will , do to the armed sen-fee*. ' Mahon has warned Mount .' leaders they must stop thit ;* carnage when th« defense . I udget comn up.for » vote. · · · · TWO OLD SOLDIERS-; When those two old soldiers, Field Marshal Montgomery and General Elsenhower, decided they would have fired Generals Lee and Mends for their errors In the hMt oC Gettysburg, they forgot some m-i · j · r. errors they themselves made, / 1 IlinKinS it tiMnf nf Vinttla In ·- - - ^ .' MONTY WANTED U. S. ' TROOPS--The fact was that '' Montgomery demanded an en-' tire U. S. army, the first ' Army, to command before he ? ': would B'Vance. General Brad- ' , ley describes this In detail In ; his book "A Soldier's Story." -'· He also tells how Montgom- ','· '-:ery was given his and Pat- ; ton's gasoline. Bradley on the · . whole was kind toward his ' friend Elsenhower, but occa- ,,.· slonally he chafed at the way i Ike delayed the war and lost . lives to appease Montgomery. ^ "Elsenhower was not yet 1 ready to cut us free from . Montgomery," wrote the man In command of Elsenhower's '_ combat troops. Montgomery suggested that ' the Third Army might bed '. down on the Mouse and there ' let Patton hold while he raced ; on to Berlin, wrote Bradley. ! "The proposal was remlnls- ;,,, cent of Monty's tactics during i , the Sicilian campaign when / he recommended, that U, S, ,."· forces sit out the w«r on a ' defensive front wnlle he went . on alone to take Messina." Those were some of the errors two old soldiers forgot when they said ,they would , have fired Lee snd Meade for .-. errors at Gettysburg. not In the heat of battle, In World War II. v' Strictly, Business $ Barbara Inlands . . . Introduction ot » bill In the Legislature providing for oil drilling from Island* and piers off Long Beach caused city officials great concern. The United States has been · «X without a vice president 15 i . M . M . B ,,.,,. , 'A tlmeir. Seven succeeded to the l , i on* iwu«i "j presidency on the death of the ,i -"*· --s $ president In office, seven died, ( j i and one resigned. .-·.-. t CROSSWORD PUZZLE «*,'»'.. S;J S-'f 30 YEARS AGO APPLICATION which \va» * made to tho city council for : permission to hold boxing , bouts under auspices of an i athletic club with quarters on [ Sliver Spray Pier, drew fire ·, lit the council session; Long i, Ileach · Amusement League, A. B. Hohenshell, pros, the applicant . . . Tho punned $200,000 for water mains In Bclmont Shore and Naples districts to end water s h o r t a g e experienced last week. ,. -, ., -. INDEPENDENT simun H Mlddtr n H.*3w MVHIW..AMI. t» Pub«ih.j ? i , ·"· _J run . ' S4 O**r ·S* | n " - »l"lo» »pTM?".!! ( 7 1 St. T ' via Sirtttr »»· ' J? T3i^.m"ffies iTTh. in*K«^' ' ir« malntilMd ·« «h»*» »fM««. DOWN Al»u , .««*. i 3 I MII , inn k , 4 Wrllltn Klltt . 'V. / aourc« I 6 Bon« i'M / 1 Ran mlTM 1» I · fluid -- Itland · * I £n|ltn4 I 1 Onf o£ th« Mum · Ontrilt* AJAX PAINT COMPANY 13 B« of UM If umlitr of lln Irlih lodi 20 Otm 71 Kimlnlnt htm* 22 Color 23 ··· Mihorn 14 European ftlvtr 21 Prtpar* for Ad I 48 Pr«po«lu«« 40 UliUl "It's customary hen, Argyle, to submit mlgnatlons In writing!" By ROBERT L. i · DIEFFENBACHER, D.D. . ' (WrllUn for NEA S«ile» '- ^ "Where your treasure Is, · there shall your heart be also." We frequently think of treas. k( ·ures as Jewels or gold or sll- · · ver or stccks and bonds. .-;. J Worldly possessions fill large ·· portions of the treasure houses -, of our lives. We try to mess* -. ure our treasures In dollars j and cents, or In the coin of ; ' our government. We find little'*. difficulty In putting dolltr ' values on material possessions. - ·' We sometimes try to put dol- ·'- , · , lar values on our Intangible : , possessions as wpll. Spiritual treasures do not ., lend themselves to dollar val- · ues nor to material compart- ·· sons. The treasures of the soul' ., . are stored In the Book of Ufa ,:which Is retained by the heav- ;·:".'' enly Father. He writes down v' the spiritual values which we (J have achieved. He tallies the )Y score of our Heavenly treas- j[ .. ures. If we store up treasures jn -..; In God's storehouse our hearu \\ . will hr at peace and we shall ,·: not worry about the materials »'.·' which 'Ve cannot take with '".':, us" to eternity. **.-'

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