Independent from Long Beach, California on February 12, 1958 · Page 6
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Long Beach, California
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Pa,. A-f-INDEPENDENT . - - « .«· RAY TUCKER j STRICTLY PERSONAL JLJLC SAYS: Time to Build ----· Continued Frdm Page A-l) ty courthouse, Memorial Hospital and other building. Aauld be under construction by .rnidyear or »oon Pope's Best Listener Is a Good Talker is doubtful'that 'actual cost of labor or .ma- ; ieriab, -ill b. reduced. The labor union contract iaBur, no reduction in hourly pay for those worbng. It i. probable thore will be some increases ^ costs when new contracts are sighed, But one of the ma.o* Its of construction over the past 20 years has been shortages of materials--and labor. x * * * Contractors have had to include in their bids a leeway for time lost when steel or other materials were delayed. In many cases they have had to pay pre- S£ prices to get such materials. The shortage^ labor has caused inefficiencies which are cut down when workors are available in greater numbers During the past two years tho tight money pohcy h« mad. it more costly for builders or contrac or, t boTow money to. carry on their work. TU.-p.fe, ifl being relaxed so there will be .asy, rather than tight, money available. . .. Adding up these factors, it is evident p u b l i c building, as well as private, will profit from present conditions. In doing so.they will provide jobs ocally as well as for the factories that supply materials. The ^ money put into circulation will reach into every segment of the local and natiorial economy. - · * * * The money for tho Long Beach public projects is already available. Every effort should be made to get them in operation as quickly as possible. It wJl sav. m oney nowsand will be a "shot in the arm for he local economy. We are fortunate the financing for the Public Safety Building, hospitals and libraries was provid.d for before the economy was deflated. At L samo time w. s h o u l d be^ heartened with the knowledge that the Douglas DC8 production will g»t^ into full swing this year. It can be a good year for Long Beach.--L.A.C. (i A C ' » column, like other columns, Is an expression of person^ opWonTIS'docs not necessarily reflect the consld, ered opinion of thU newspaper.) By SYDNEY J. HAKRIS "Well,'I may not know a lot," said the man smugly, but at least I'm a'good listener." _.: ' ~ ' It often seems to me that, the man who pndes himself on \being a good listener-.isn't good; at much else. I like men who are tuning-forks/rather than sounding-boards.; ; .A -dog is a good listener. He'fixes, those big brown sympathetic eyes upon you; and lets you^pour out your woes to him,,sometimes even licking your ·- hand during the recital. v :-. · ; · · . ' , : Y But I don't know anyone who has solved his ' problems by. having a 'one-way seminar ;.with, a dog. You might as well, talk into a tape-recorder, .'which is the. most faithful .listener,, and .', back to you exactly, what you, said, : with. all-the .gratifying intonations of pity and,anger and.self-justification. , An expert bartender ;is' ; a superlative, listener or seems; to be, even when lie doesn'tcomprehend a word you'are- saying.,He 'knows just when to put in the knowing "Ah!" 'and the approving ."How true!" and -the consoling "That s life for you:" But a'man has to.-be pretty drunk to believe that-he is achieving any real communion acros" tho har He Was tin Underprivileged ChM DREW PEARSON Schwartz'Honesty Caused Him Trouble TOWN MEETING Russia's Plan EDITOR INDEPENDENT: The world is learning what It meant to allow the Red warlords to take over East Germany after World War II. G e r m a n scientists were forced to leave Germany and po to Russia and help bring on a world crisis by. developing sputnik .warfare. This appalling world situation is far worse than the Tartar traditions in .Russia under the former czarist regime. According to a godless dogma of the Russian Manifesto millions of devout Russians are helplessly held in slavery bthind the Iron Curtain, where no one; without a permit, njay cross the border to visit a neighboring village. PKIMBER "·^Twra'cVi In Russian .satellite states, thousands of v i c t i m s are rounded up periodically and shipped under guard in enclosed cattle cars to Siberia. There they are forced to work and perish in salt and sulphur mines without hope of ever returning to their loved ·ones.' · The R u s s i a n s now are threatening to force the rest of the world into unspeakable slavery by means of treacherous sputnik warfare. BERNHARD CANNARD FEBRUARY 12 10 YEAR* AGO THE GUY F. ATKINSON "CO Long Beach, submitted the low bid of $6,295,518 for' the filters and other units o£ Los Angeles' new s e w a g e disposal plant at Hyperion; the firm also won the contract for a mile-long outfall sewer. . . . Tho Long Beach Board of Education approved a plan to send sixth grade p u p i l s to a summer camp with a director and student counselors; a part of the expense was paid by the city. · 20 YEARS AGO Lonp Beach "steamed" In sunshine today after a final midnight shower ol a five- ·«lay storm which raised the storm total to 1.88 Inches nnd tho season total to 7.73 inches. . . - One establishment and three In county territory a d j a c e n t were listed in the list of 100 persons or establishments suspected of being bookmakers gent to 21 Southland cities by the Assembly co-ordi- nating committee w i t h a request for action. * · * » » 30 .YEARS AGO SIGNAL HILL was rocked by the second terrific explosion in three days when a compressor e n g i n e at the California Gasoline Corp:, a subsidiary of the California Petroleum Corp. exploded; Joss was given at more than $50,000 Nine, officers of the Police Dept. had filed for promotional examinations; ' included were Capt: C. F. Robberson for assistant chief; Lt. W. H. Dovey for captain; Malcolm Kirkpatrick, Austin H. Smith, Ralf L. Alyea, Jo- . ' «eph H. McClelland for detective lieutenant; John -P. Da- ·vison, O. H. Hoyt, Engebret Larson, for police lieutenant The Foreign Car Owner's Reply EDITOR INDEPENDENT: As a new but nonetheless loyal foreign car fancier, ^.1 protest Frank S a n d e e n ' s charge (Feb. .11) that pint- size imports are a traffic nuisance. _ For one thing, these iiitle bugs are easier to handle than one of .those doggone Detroit barges. And', being easier to handle, they re- spend, faster in an emergency. Also, if you have an accident you don't have a coupl? tons of iron and s t e e l ' wrapped around you. Less weight, less impact . .'. just like it says in the high school physics books. And unitized construction (which ' Detroit tried, but failed, to 'put across) means, more strength. One. more point: Mr. Sandeen is irked when he tries to pull into a parking stall, only to find it occupied by a tiny foreign car. Poof! We pay just' as much taxes and license .fees as any body., else. Ouestions and Twisted WASHINGTON--New and strong evidence of Communist hypocrisy on-'the problem of nuclear disarmament lies in the fact 'that . Moscow propaganda lists Pope Pius XII as favoring, the Russian' position, over. President Eisenhower's, attitude. This persistent. -resort to misrepresentation ..of: the. Vatican!s pronounce m:e-n t s has caused dismay for many nro.nths in White House, State Depart- m e n t :and' church circles. _T h e r e are millions of Catholics, living behind t h e " I r o n Curtain," and e f f o r t s to break t h e i r tics and loyalty to Rome have been "unavailing. The ..confusion has been compounded' by Lord .Cher"well, who was - W i n s t o n Churchill's distinguished scientific adviser and atomic expert during World War II., Addressing the H o u s e of Commons some time ago, he criticized the Pope's reported position on termination of A-H tests. He suggested that His 1 H o l i n e s s had been "duped" by Communist propaganda, and that he was aiding the Russians in this controversy. * * » *R U S S I A N S S T I L L SPREAD DISTORTIONS -' Although Cherwell has been rebuked several times by the official Vatican newspaper, L'-Osservatore R o m a n o . , a weekly magazine in this country published an article by the Britisher in which he repeated his criticism. The magazine refused 'to Tun, a refutation written by the Reverend Edward A. .Conway, 'S.J. He is professor-of political science at Creigh'ton University,' Omaha, and a student of Papal disarmament teaching. Current and official interest in ! the controversy flows from the fact that official Russian .organs still' spread ·these distortions of the Holy Father's attitude: It strengthens the administration's belief that the Communists seek only a psychological victory, in the proposed "summit meeting." · ,. .- _ .££££^*S;' Inborn Malformation Need Not Blight j.1 /-'Amitnir'c' aY»finlp whlffl ' ·- ' . .--._ What we need are more discriminating listeners: and these are hard to find. We need people who know how and when 1o break . in with "That's not so," or "You're deluding yourself, or What try 'to^rmonl^ chambers for our unresolved fears and our infantile.wishes.._ . - And contrary to popular belief, it is usually the good ^talker who inakes the best-listener., A. good talker, (by which-I do.not- who maKes me oesi lbore , wh /^ ways -talks about-himself) .is- ·"'- tone and color and inflection in-'human. Because he himself 'is a r t i c u l a e late their half-formulated feelings. His mind fills in the; gaps, and he becomes, in Socrates', words, a. kind of midwife for ideas -that w y c o m psychiatrist Js gold-and generally gets it. His listening is. keyedior the . smrl'fhp dissonances that escape the .-untrained ear. tor it. is pe ' mark of the S ToStener^that he knows what you are. saying S.bettertiiai you do;" and'his playback is .a revelation, not a. recording. · - . ' · " . . . · · · ' · · ' · · · . '· · - _ UUCKIW ABE DIDN'T KNOW DR. JORDAN SAYS; Answers Q--Is there a constellation called the . Northern Cross f A--The-Northern Cross is a group of stars in the constellation of Cygnus, the Swan. With .the bright star Arided at the head, four stars of less brightness complete the general figure of a crossJ Q--Was Siymund Romberg an American by birth? A--No, the famous" composer was born in Hungary. * * * « Q--In law, a disturbance among hmu many persons constitutes a riot? A--Three or more. , * * * * Q--Who ran for the presidency of the United States while in A--Eugene V. Debs, Socialist candidate'in 1920. · * » *· » Q-- Js the sv'orj/ told -in Longjelloiv's ' poem "Evangeline" true? A -- The poem is based on a true', story, which traveled' from .Canada to New England by word of mouth, finally r e a c h i n g Longfellow, who edited it in writing .the poem. ther Conway's article, which appeared originally in the Catholic "Messenger ot Davenport, Iowa, and was placed 1 in the Congressional Record by Ssn, H u b e r t _H. Humphrey of Minnesota, refutes both the Kremlin and the Cherwell misrepresentation. ·· ' The-Holy.Father hasr-ap- · pealed in,.numerous messages ' and speeches for termination of A-H tests, but not as; a separate, independent Sruni- . laterial action by'tiori. He has asked .for a "package deal" that would .ban.'.'tests, and the "use of nuclear weap- . ons in warfare. Bui he also called for "effective" air and .ground observation to. insure compliance with the first two agreements." ' · . , "The sum total of these ' three measures as an object; of international .agreement,";, continued the Pope, '"is an obligation in . conscience - ojff - nations'and their leaders." ......, A BLOCK TO "SUMMIT ' MEETING" -- I t is \Russia's refusal to consider an inspection or observation system, such as President Eisenhower demands, which has "blocked any success in the disarmament negotiations. In fact, Eisenhower and Dulles doubt the value of a "summit meet-, ing" b e c a u s e of Moscow's' stubbornness on this issue.. Father' Conway, however, notes that, while, the Pope agrees-with the President on this point, the Vatican's posi-' 1 tion is actually independent' of the American and Communist viewpoints. For one thing, - the . Pope. believes that the danger from" test explosions, is 'far greater than Washington ..thinks it is. (It should be noted that the fallout peril has been_ minimized in recent months--Ed. .Note.) A second and more important .difference is that the Holy Father is concerned for 'all h u m a n i t y , while.the. United States thinks primarily of the "Free World's . security. i In view'of the Vatican's tremendous influence behind and outside the '"Iron'Cur- tain," Father;Conway's refutation has been given wide circulation-'here and -abroad through the "Voice.iOf Arnef- ··-- " It destroys utterly.Mos- Child's Life; Early Treatment Best By EDWIN P'. JORDAN, M. D. Written lor NBA Sen-lot IT IS ENTIRELY POSSIBLE for a child born with a dub foot, webbeS fingers, a cleft palate or some'other inborn, malformation to rise to heights or. fame, and, indeed, to receive national or international acclaim. This has been done in'many fields of human endeavor and speaks well for the ability of human beines to overcome adversity. , . ' · ' · . , , . · · " . . , . v 'Such conditions'as'those mentioned, and many other pnysical variations from normal, are presenfat. birth and naturally come as a shock to the parents.. ·All or most of them, are believed to be the result of incomplete development inside the womb, of 'the mother and are not really inherited. What cause* them is still . ' . · . ··'. · , j . It is not, the fault'of the nothing not entirely clear; although it now seems that infop- tions of the mother with German measles and possibly other diseases, .while she is carrying the child, greatly increase the likelihood of this.sort of trouble. . Certainly, it is a good idea.for prospective mothers to he careful to avoid exposure to infections, par: tlcularly German measles. .* *. * * " A NEWBORN baby with a' club foot or other malformar: tion . almost.;.certainly .does-, not. suffer pain, but 'the par-, ents. are acutely distressed. They want .to know if it. is their fault,' what : -can be done for it, will'it interfere'with the child's, physical "or -mental development,, -and/how^ likely ,.1's it to 'happen again with other children: .·' .Matter of Fact parents. There', is. · they could have done'to prevent it.(except to avoid contagious disease during pregnancy).. What can be done is some-' thing else. A lot can be- done for' hare lip,,, cleft palate, · club foot ..and several of the. other" congenital malformations, especially if they :are attacked' earl/ enough. .. For this reason parents should promptly consult' someone who knows about these conditions, .even It manipulation or operation is to be postponed lor' a few months or years.' The more that'can be done, of course, the Jess will be the i n t e r f e r e n c e with the child's normal development. * * * * . - . · : · · · AS TO THE chances of. having, a later child with-a, congenital defect, one,has to · deal with average figures. The -.parents of one mal_' formed child 'have aboul" seven -chances out .of .eight that the next child'will'be - normal,: 1 whereas taking all . births, .a congenital -defect' occurs only-about once in 213 births. From the .physical standpoint, the disadvantages can often be largely overcome by k modern treatment · methods. It is equally important to ' battle the mental · effects. · 1 The sympathetic 'understanding of parents, teachers, . 'and the rest of us help, but the will to. overcome- obstacles on -, the part'. of the- youngster, himself is the most. · important. .Many youngsters .with these congenital' defects. are.."ra- markable in the way. they, ·' face and : surmount their , problems. · ' . . . ; . · · - , WASHINGTON--The chief trouble,-with'' Dr. Bernard Schwartz, former counsel for the Moulder committee^ was that Congressman Oren Harris of Arkansas hired him in the mistaken,. belief .that Schwartz ..would conduct a dull, academic, study of government regulatory agencies. H - a r r i s , 'a friend of the . . b i g utilities, never, expected .the schol-' arly professor would really · dig. Ever since S c h w a r t z . a^i^HHBV/ started, d i g - g i n g , t h e . Arkansas congressman, has _ . tried to sidetrack him. . , By a curious coincidence," the final move to^fire,, him started immediately · a/f t e r .'Schwartz notified the · sub- · committee of his intention to , pursue the scandals right into the White House.' " · · Here are the sensational moves 'Schwartz m^de just before subcommittee mern- bsrs started putting, the skids under him: 1.--S c h w a r_t z reported .*· that the staff had canceled checks proving that Miami Attorney Thurman White-; side paid "thousands -· of - : dollars" to FCC C'omrnis- : sloner R i c h a r d Mack. Whiteside was Asked by Miami Judge Robert H. Anderson, w h o s e former law firm represented National Airlines, to help the airline get TV channel 10 in Miami. When this column originally investigated the story, Mack claimed he had "borrowed" m o n e y - from Whiteside.. * * * * W H I T E H O ' U S E MEDDLING--2. Schwartz ordered two. investigators to fly' to- Boston. Monday morning to look into, charges ^that the Boston Herald T r a v e . l e r pulled political 'wires 'to get a TV license worth an-, estimated $20,000,000. A m o n g those who .went to bat. for this loyal Republican paper w e r e Assistant President Sherman Adams, Secretary o£ Commerce Sinclair.Weeks,, and Senator Leverett Saltonstall (R-'Mass). · S.^Following a probe' of 'Mack, Schwartz told"Chair-; 'man Moulder he intended to investigate W h i t e H o u s e meddling in individual, cases before' the, r e g u l a t o r y agencies to help, top Republicans.. ' Significantly, President Eisenhower tried to brush off the'FCC investigation at his last press conference by .quoting "iWhite.House lawyer" · that', the · practice . of FCC commissioners to accept expense money from both the ..taxpayers' and. the radio-TV industry was not illegal. This was in 'direct contradiction , of his own Campbell, who testified that double-charging of expense money.was in violation.of the' law and probably a criminal offense.'; . When tills column asked White House counsel Morgan if he had brought po- . litical pressure on regula- - tory agencies, he replied: "I have no comment." , This is one reason for the frantic desire to sidetrack the investiga tion. · * *. * * HARRIS' SPY--The. charge that Schwartz submitted improper expense vouchers is · a .··· deliberate -f r a m e - u p. The'. truth is that Hhe vouchers · · were prepared by Herman Clay -Beasley, whom Harris appointed to the committee , . staff.. It is. no · secret. that:" Beasley has been giving Har- ··" ris daily detailed reports' on' what Schwartz, has'been do-' ing: ' · · ' · ' . . ' - . . - . . . , " Beasley actually submitted'.' vouchers .for- Schwartz," but-originally.-made them too high. The professor.' reduced them. He-also accounted-for 'the expenses in-detail to.Har- ris,-.himself. Despite this,..a story that Schwartz had submitted '"improper" expenses" was'leaked to-Les Carpen--..ter, ..close 'friend of Harris, · who writes Wr the Arkansas- Gazette and Tulsa Tribune.. W h e n the story appeared, Harris 1 , pretended- to be s u r p r i s ' e d and "shocked" by it. * * * * . HARRIS' FREE TRIPS-- Harris'own trips could-stand, more investigating than the travel of 'Dr. S c n w a r t z , whose moving expenses were actually higher than what he . charged the is no secret that Harris takes free trips at the expense of the- oil and gas. industry,, though he heads the committee that handles all oil,and gas legislation. . C. -H. Murphy Jr., president · of the Murphy Oil.Company, admitted to this column that Harris has taken free rides- in -Ws company plane. Asked whether the congressman had offered to pay'for this travel, ' Murphy, said: .'"Anyone who . goes is a guest. No'one. pays · · except, the company." ' · When- congressmen got free passes; from .the railroads some years ago it caused such a scandal that a law was passed 1 making It illegal for the railroads to. give congressmen Irce transportation. However, Congressman Harris, Who 1 has introduced the Harris 'Natural Gas Act, now takes free plane rides from an oil company which .will benefit from that act. · * * . * . * OTHER VOUCHERS--Two ., 'congressmen, who have been .. .-·clamoring' the loudest,. for . Schwartz', resignation," sub- .. mitted..interesting'vouchers. ' Congressman. J o h n ,' Ben- - nett (R-Mich), happened, to when Strictly Business ' The : word history 'comes from a^ Greek word, meaning, inquiry .'.-It was first given its modern meaning by 'tus.'an Ionian Greek. In the middle '-of ^the' .fifth,century ; . B.C. he.;wrote. his "History,". ·' an inquiry into the causes of . - the long wars-.between..'.the ' , .Greeks an'd Persians.,: Even; Cheap Freight? ·', ' -.Before' the introduction -ot '.railroads,, it cost, 20vtb. 25 cants .per ton-mile to'.move ,'freigh.t overland: It'cost about ^lOO'to-move^a ton of freight ·'from-'New.'York-City- to Buffalo, 'a distance of about 425 . miles: ' ^ · ' · . ' . ' . ' · ' " · INDEPENDENT H«rm»n H. Rldd.r----Publl.htr Harold M.lHine., A»rt.toPubllih«r 6«mu«l C. Cimeroni-Gtnl. Manager Larry Colllni Jr Bui. Managtr U. A. Colllni Sr._-Edit. Columnirt Mllu E- Sinei: Managing Editor Wiihlnflton Ntw» Bureau.;- :-_." ."». -:ao8 Albm Building Natl · A'dv«rtiiing 'Reprttentatlver Riddtr-Johni, Inc., wjthoff£ei .1 New.YorlC : ;4T E.-50th St.- Chicago : : Wrigl«y.-B dg.- Ditroit - Punobicot Bldg jca." cow's felse v pretehse',Greeks. and .Persians., wen ^"wtr^r^ivK, -., Holiness agrees · in any .-re-, though ; he was not. an accu- S an 7 ^ 1 J°-;s u " l ' rll * t - fpLt with ^regW'Witfis-: rate historian, ·Herodotus; re-;.. °^^.?£!£%!££- the'enemy of GocUahd man- constructed a,-past period, and. - --v '.. - ' - ' ' ~ " made'it live'again.-- ; · " ' · · · - "Miss Bean, who used the conference room 'la»t?' contraoicuor,, -, 0 i ·- --» Washington, when a Comptroller-Ge.nera.l. Joe_. s ° ubcommittee ,.feting., was . " : * caUed. · He peomptly' submitted a voucher, claiming $289.40 in' expenses for.. a . round'trip from Michigan .to Washington. Yet Bennett was already in Washington when ·. the committee business came up. Although-'the 'meeting lastSd Jess than-two hours, he. collected' S12 per diem, from Sept. 23 to Oct. £. Bennett has=; -also- .been using one of the- committee stenographers; M a r y Bas- . tianelli, to. .give free Spanish lessons to his children: · . . Congressman John.- Hesel- · ton (R-Mass)'-, made 'special'. - trip to Washington to attend a committee meeting on Oct. 17 However, he .collected $12. per diem from Oct. 15 to 18,, though he lived- in hls;owii home alilour days. . . a . Only Slightly Off A, knotted string was used as a measuring instrument in the building of the Great Pyramid of Egypt, yet. it measured so accurately that m o d e r n instruments show- only one-half inch error «lon£- the 755-foot side. · · . - .1

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