Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on June 3, 1960 · Page 10
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Tucson, Arizona
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Eucson £iluen COOPER ATTA BOY, WE KNEW YOU COULD DO IT! M E M B E R O r T H E A S S O C I A T E D P R E S S Th« Alicciatrd Pr«n ll tMitl«d ««clut.v«ty in 11« ult 'or rtpubllcillcn et ll th«. Ice*! ntwt r'lo'td '" ""· fttwiMBtr » wt!) II H AP t f w i dlp«Uh«l MEMBER OF THE AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATION* A Difficult Vacancy To Fill MEMBER OF UMTED PRESS INTERNATIONAL H»ln: Hrnit D«livtrtd m Tuc»on «C* Prr VitHi Hcmt O«H»»r«« Oullid ef Tuoon 0t P«r W««« Annual Subscription Carrier Annua! Subicriptton M*M $ Published Daily E x c e p t Sunday PUBLISHED BV THE C i n i E M P U B L I S H I N G CO fSTAEUSHED H70 PMOKt MA. 1-tVA PAGE 10 FRIDAY EVENING, JUNE 3, I960 The Ujichanging Red Line "We hate Christians and Christianity. Even the test of them must be considered our worst enemies. Christian love is an obstacle to the development of the revolution. Down with love of one's neighbor! What we want is hate . . . only then can we conquer the 'universe. 1 '--Lunarcharsky, former Russian Commissar of Education, * * » Let us, then, not forget or ignore the unchanging Red line. Wlmt Shall We Teach Our Youth About Morality? The distressing number and variety of scandals and exposes which have hit the headlines with shocking regularity of late have caused a lot of head shaking. They have prompted people in the pew and in the parlor, not just the preacher in the pulpit, to ask: "What has happened to our morality?" Let's talk for a minute about that intangible but substantial American virtue called morality. Let the national news of rigged quiz shows, disk jockey payola and "gifts" to top government officials stand aside. Put the focus on Tucson, where we live, where our children grow up, and where public opinion has its greatest strength because it is localized and concentrated. Localize the question itself: What has happened to ;, morality in Tucson? A parade of prominent citizens, indicted by a grand jury and prosecuted by the county attorney's office, has been passing through our courts to a refrain of bribery charges and an answering chorus of excuses and explanations. Recently the processes of city government have been rocked by scandal in an abortive water land deal. A trusted city police officer was charged with burglary after forthright investigation by the chief of police. These have become familiar stories from the public life and affairs of Tucson. Lesser known but of no less consequence in this discussion of morality is an incident from the cultural life of Tucson. On the Tucson Festival Society's program for the Cleveland Orchestra concert recently, the list of patrons contained a startling name. The name was that of a notorious underworld char- racter, one of those indicted by a federal grand jury, after the infamous Apalachin crime convention. (This man's case is still untried; a score of others already stand convicted.) The upholding of morality, therefore, becomes a matter of individual and group decision as well as of official and judicial decision. Recall the concern often expressed in business circles and in "polite society" about the influx of hoodlums into Tucson. Yet it seems no one was concerned directly enough in one instance to turn down immoral dollars offered to buy the respectable cloak of patron of the arts in Tucson. The basic question of morality in this community can be even more serious and demanding than the technical questions of legality in some of the well- known public conduct cited above. Moral questions are questions which the people themselves--not lawyers and judges--must resolve for themselves and for this community. Two questions were posed pointedly from a significant quarter recently. The teachers of our children asked all the rest of us, in a challenging editorial in their publication The Blackboard: "How do we explain these happenings to our children, to bright, probing youth? "How do we deal with juvenile delinquents who scoff at moral and ethical standards, and who excuse their actions by pointing to prominent adults who also have cynically violated these standards?" Morality is instilled--not "taught," the teachers of our youth remind us. In the important area of character training, the concept of morality that will be "caught" by youth is strongly affected by the actions and attitudes, more than the platitudes, of their elders. The teaching of moral and ethical standards in this community remains a prime responsibility of all of us. We have been doing a shabby, shameful job of it. Arizona Album Desert Life at Arizona-Sonort Museum The vacancy on the Supreme Court bench resulting from the death this week of Justice Lev! S. Udftll 1« poinp to be a difficult one lo fill and it is Gov. Pan! F»nnin who must make the appointment. JUSTICE U D A L L was a Democrat from Apache County. He m a d e Phoenix his home after being appointed to the high court in 1!M6. Fannin may appoint either * Democrat or a Republican replacement. The appointee does not have 10 be a resident of any particular county. Supreme Court justices like to elevate themselves above politics. They run in their party primaries but in the general election they are listed "above the line." That means they arc listed on the top row of the ballot or the voting machine and do not carry party designations with their names. IT IS POSSIBLE, THEREFORE, that Republican Fannin will not consider politics when he makes the appointment. But I doubt it. I don't think the Maricopa County Republicans will let him appoint a Democrat. And I think they will ask him to appoint from Maricopa County. Let us say then that Fannin will bow to the wishes of the party and appoint a Republican. The usual procedure is to elevate a Superior Court judge to the Supreme Court. If FannirL follows this line, be has a choice of three Republican Superior Court Judges in Maricopa County. THEY ARE HENRY STEVENS, appointed by former Gov. Howard Pyle in 1953 to fill a vacancy and elected in 1954 and 1958; Laurens Hend'crson, appointed by Fannin in January; 1959; and Ross Jones, appointed by Fannin in February. I960. If they all want the appointment (and what lawyer doesn't relish the thought of the title of justice?) Stevens probably would get the nod because he is senior. Of course, while the honor thus bestowed is paramount, the new justice's tenure is dubious. He must run for re-election this fall if he wants to hold on to his newly acquired seat. And such a short incumbency will probably not be an advantage. Fannin could leave the seat vacant and let the fall elections fill it. This probably would only happen if a Republican didn't want (he job. V « l SECOND APPOINTMENT - Fannin has two Supreme Court appointments coming up. Justice J. Mercer Johnson, of Tucson, has resigned as of next Sept. 1. You may recall a recent bit of speculation I did on who may succeed J (/in son. II ran something like this: A group of Pima County Republicans want; Fannin not to accept formally Johnson's ·;.·';.:'"'·'·'-''· unt " after the Nov. 8 general election. They are urging him to appoint Republican Pima County Superior Court Judge Herbert F. Krucker. Krucker, then, could serve two years on the bench before facing a campaign for re-election. IN KRUCKER'S PLACE, this fjroup is urging the appointment of Tucson Atty. Mary Ann Reimann (Mrs. William K. Richey), a Republican. This would give the party still another appointment, but on the federal level. Miss Reimann is assistant U. S. attorney, head of the Tucson office. Her assistant is Michael Lacagnini. He cotrid be elevated by U. S. Attorney Jack D. H. Hays to Miss Reimann's job and then Hays could make a Republican appointment of an assistant to Lacagnini. Miss Reimann, before being elevated to the head of the Tucson office, was assistant to Robert 0. Roylston. He was appointed to the Pima --Geanty Superior Court by Fannin. For Miss Reimann, this route of ascension may be a good omen. I have heard recently, however, that another Tucson Republican attorney is interested in either t'ne Supreme Court appointment (to replace Johnson) or the Superior Court appointment if Krucker goes upstairs. HE IS ASHBY LOHSE, a big wheel in certain sectors of the Republican party, · I asked him if he is interested and here is his reply: "My position on either or any appointment is that I am keeping an open mind. The decision would have to be made if and when it develops. There are certain commitments which I have with my law partners that must be considered. I can say, however, that I am not for nor against accepting an appointment should it be offered." JAMES MARLOW Like Deer Season-In Politics This is the deer season in American politics when the would-be presidential candidates--or most of them--cock a gun at every bu?h that moves. THE EXCEPTION IS Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas, who is running for t h e Democratic nomination like a diplomat trying to crash a full-dress ball in a pair r,f gym shoes. He's inching In without making much noise- in fact, he hasn't even admitted yet he's a candidate -while t a l k i n g in the high- sounding style of a statesman. He's using a t e c h n i q u e brought to a fine art by President Eisenhower: Hc'avoids being nasty toward either Republicans or fellow Democrats. As a result, he is the least attacked of all those in the race. But it's all been pretty mild--and pretty dull --so far. Most of the shooting has been done with f»p-guns. Democrats have taken swipes at Democrats, although they team up to bang the Eisenhower administration, with Vice President Richard M, Nixon the main punching bag. And Nixon, no panty-waist in politics, is punching back. HERE ARE SOME UNEXCITING SAMPLES: Nixon, the one most likely to get the Republican nomination, has charged that Adlai Stevenson and Senators John F, Kennedy of Massachusetts and Stuart Symington of Missouri have tried to make political hay out of the summit debacle. All three of those Democrats have criticized the administration's handling of events leading up to the summit wreckage. All three have slapped back at Nixon. · ' STEVENSON: "I don't believe any member of the 'opposition' front today will debase the national debate as he (Nixon) did at a crucial point during the Korean War when he charged President Truman with having 'lost 600 million people to the Communists.' " SYMINGTON said he, Kennedy and Stevenson had "forgotten more of what the United States needs for its future than Sir Richard the nimble will ever find out." KENNEDY said "I cannot envision Richard Milhous Nixon as being President of the United States" in this time of danger to the world. KENNEDY HAS GIBED AT JOHNSON and Symington for not getting into the primaries as he did to test their popularity in competition. Sen. Wayne Morse, Oregon Democrat beaten in his own state's primary by Kennedy, said Congress ought to investigate his opponent's campaign spending. Former President Truman, a Symington supporter, criticized Stevenson for his 1956 campaign insistence that H-bomb tests be stopped: Stevenson replied that Truman ought to direct his fire at the Eisenhower administration. JOHNSON DIFFERS FROM HIS FELLOW Democrats in his treatment of Nixon. In his most recent reference to the Vice President, Johnson said "He's a very capable presiding officer in the Senate." Of all the Democratic contenders Johnson is the only one who hasn't been critical of the administration's part in the U2 spy plane episode and the summit collapse. His approach is that "We're all in this together and this is no time for partisanship." This is the statesmanlike attitude, consistent with the image of himself Johnson has sought to project: the calm, far-seeing one. He's not doing badly for a man who's running for his party's nomination but won't say so. Wednesday the Scripps-Howard newspapers--19 of them--threw their support to Johnson. IF THE CAMPAIGN SO FAR hardly seems rougher than a game of political bean-bag, that's probably because it hasn't warmed up yet Things ought to get rougher after the conventions. HAL BOYLE Why Dogs Get The Blues Remarks The Family Dog Gets Tired Of Hear- chased him all the way back to the car.". EVER HEAR THRASHER'S WOLF WHISTLE? Imported MynaK birds are often taught to wolf whistle and with a little training te * very effective imitation. Here on the desert however that can is a natural part of the repertoire of the Palmtr thrasher and shy glances backward after it is uttered show rtft some girls expect more than a bird to be looking their way. This i CU V«M Wli/l ClC«ri wmaorcvi vjirrc jwrcrus tu uc Vfic irrat is nsed to warn of approaching danger and is rarely included in OK tow musical song beard when the birds are trndtsrorbed.-- *y Lewfe W»yn* Walker, tSMXsiint, *wct«r, Arf«ma-S«w*ra Desert ing: "After he's six months old, it isn't good for a dog to eat more than once a day." "Sit up, Rover, and beg." "I see by the newspaper that some old maid left $50,000 to her cat. Why is it so few people leave money to dogs?" "We bought Rover for a watch dog. but we feel sure now that if burglars broke into the house the only thing he'd do is lead them io the silverware." "As soon as you let him out. he decides he wants to pet back in. Let him scratch at the door for a while." "LASSIE DOESNT HAVE A THING on Rover --except size, looks, brains and a bank account." "I wouldn't say he was exactly afraid of the cat next door. But when she comes into our yard, he's the one that tries to climb a tree." ''Even if your little boy docs pull his tail, Rover won't bite. He simply adores children." "Roll over and play dead, Rover. That's a good doggie." "When I took him to the Kennel Club to try to get him registered, the man just took one look at Rover and broke out laughing." "As near as we can figure it, Doctor, Rover first showed signs of an inferiority complex about three days after we pinned up a photo of Rin-Tin- Tin in his doghouse." "I.FT HTM STAY (HTTSTOF. TONTGHT. According to the weather bureau, it won't go much below freezing." '·No, T won't take Rover hrmtrnj? again. The last time I took htm into t« woods, t rabbit TODAYS CITIZEN Mr. Scouting Celebrates Years In Banking "The man at the store said this new canned dog food was much more nutritious than fresh meat, so I bought two cases." "Let's get one thing clear. Rover -- the day you start paying the rent is the day you can start sleeping on the sofa." "We'll have to leave him at the vet's during our vacation. He may miss us, but after all there'll be a lot of other dogs there to keep him company." "Yes, I do think he's part hound -- chow hound, that is." "It's got so he's just like one of the family. The one I have in mind is my mother-in-law." "WELL, MOST DOGS DONT REALLY LIKE to be patted on the head, but Rover doesn't mind. He's too lazy to mind anything." "What do I mean by lazy 1 Well, if I give him a bone, he trots out into the back yard and just stands there-- waiting for me to dig a hole so he can bury it." "I heard that the people who own Fifi, that little French poodle Rover is so crazy about, are moving away. Oh, well, he'll get over it. With him it's only puppy love." "A guy in the next block is buying his pooch an air-conditioned doghouse. He must be out of his mind. I don't believe in spoiling dogs." "What a life! He spends five minutes a day eating -- and 23 hours and 55 minutes sleeping." "THE FOLKS NEXT DOOR ARE GETTING an 85-ponnd great Dane, and I hear he's bad tempered. Do you think Rover will get along with him?" Mi r i h t , that'*, erou*':. By LESLIE ERNENWEIN Walter Lovejoy Sr., president of the Arizona Trust Co., this week is celebrating 50 years in the banking business and almost as many in community service. He started out as a messenger with the Southern Arizona Bank Trust Co. in 1910. "That was right after I graduated from Tucson High School in the first graduating class," Lovejoy said. "My wages were $40 a month and I furnished my own bicycle." Later he worked in the real estate, insurance and trust department of the bank and was manager of that department from 1924 to 1933. In 1933 the feal estate loans and insurance operation w a s separated from the banking operation and Arizona Trust Co. was organized to take over the functions of t h e department. Lovejoy was appointed president, a post he still holds. The first piece of property Lovejoy sold was 160 acres on Speedway which went for $1,800. That was in 1919 and it became the first subdivision e a s t of town. Speedway frontage today is worth $500 a front foot. A year later he sold 160 acres at Alvernon and Broadway for $20 an acre. "The lady I sold it for was so elated with the deal that sha gave me eight scattered lots as a gift. Three of those lots on 22nd street are now worth $200 a foot frontage." In 1922 he sold the site of Tucson Medical Center for $25 an acre and measured it off in his Model T Ford. "I took a sight on the Catalinas and drove pell-mell over greasewood and whatever, five- eighths of a mile from Swan and Grant Rd. to establish a corner for the 160 acres," Lovejoy said. A member of Trinity Presbyterian Church, he has held offices as deacon and trustee more or less continuously since he joined the church in January, 1916. He has been active in icquir-- ing the property and funds which have gone into the growth of that church from its early quarters in a rented building downtown to its own modern, well-equipped plant now serving a congregation of some 3,000 persons. What was Tucson like 50 years ago? "Well, electric street cars had just replaced horsedrawn cars when I arrived in 1906. Cooling from ceiling fans was found mostly in saloons and drinks were sold two for a quarter. --Citizen Photo WALTER LOVEJOY SR. There was a scant score of automobiles in town and the city speed limit was set at seven miles an hour." Lovejoy belongs to many organizations, including the Tucson Country Club, and has served on the board of directors of the Old Pueblo Club since 1924. He has served as an officer of the Sunshine Climate and Kiwanis clubs and the Chamber cf Commerce. A dynamic, enthusiastic man of 68, Lovejoy came to Tucson with his parents from Rippey, Iowa. "I was born on a farm and never got over it," he said. "I love to watch things .grow. I have string beans in a back yard garden--string beans that are fine eating. I'm raising carrots that probably cost me 10 cents apiece, but they're worth it." Lovejoy maintains what he calls "a tinkering shop" at home and goes in for do-it-yourself projects. , ' "Many times I would have gladly traded my three years of Latin for one semester of the modern high school shop training they have now," he said. He quit smoking cigarettes in 1933 when they raised the sales tax on fags to 5 cents a package. "I facetiously said I wouldn't pay such a tax--sort of a one- man Boston Tea Party rebellion. I haven't smoked since." Lovejoy ertimates that his rebellion has saved him $5,400 in the 27 years since he quit smoking. "At 5 per cent accumulated interest c o m p o u n d e d , that amount would have doubled since then," he said with a banker's acumen. Known throughout much of Arizona as "Mr. Scouting," Lovejoy has served 32 years helping the Arizona councils grow. In 1931 he was honored with the award of the Silver Beaver and last November was the first member of Catalina Council to receive the Silver Antelope award. One of Lovejoy's greatest prides has been his firm's contribution to the Little League baseball effort and his photo of the company's championship team in 1956. How about retirement? "Anybody who isn't tied down by specific hours is better off working," he said. "If I want to go someplace, I go--and I'm doing what I want to do. "If I retired, my wife would probably have to go to that hospital in Phoenix within a month, and I'd soon follow her." Now shut TJpV' '·Sometimes his expression is almost human. If Rover could really talk, I wonder what he would »y tt tts." Castro's Decree Ntw York Hf raid Tribune EditnriiU Fidel Castro's charge to his people to become a nation of informers can only sadden those who looked to his victory as heralding a bright new era of Cuban freedom. Effective democracy can hardly take root where even,' remark critical of the regime is to be reported to the police and where any opposition is likely to be branded either counterrevolution or treason. A part of Cuba's current tragedy is that Castro, having arrogated to himself almost total power ever th£ lives and fortunes of his people, seerhs to believe his own declaration that "there are two kinds of Cu- j bans, those who are against the people and the revolution and those who are with the people and the revolution." With this, of course, goes the implicit assumption that to question his own wisdom is to DC "against ih« revorotKm ; ana was against tn« people, that to ffissettt from his radical means is to oppose fh* trTftmate twl rH aoctal jns- tk*. DEN/V/S THE MENACE Perils Of Too Much Power By BARRY GOLDWATER U.S. Senator front Arizona Concentration of political power and size have their impact upon every citizen; the most deadly and immediate impact, however, is on the citizenship of the individual union member. A stockholder may register his approval or disapproval of corporate policy by entering or withdrawing from the corporation as a stockholder. In moderate America, on the other hah'd, about two-thirds of all union membership is compulsory; disapproval of union policy, whether economic or political, cannot be expressed by withdrawal from the union, since withdrawal from the union automatically terminates em- plbyment. AN AMERICAN political scientist has recently observed, "Resignation is the ultimate recourse of the individual and the element which finally distinguishes the private association from the public body." The freedom to enter or leave--this critical freedom -- has almost disappeared from the large American labor unions. By this current definition among politicarscientists, labor unions (with closed or union shops) must ho\v be considered public todies^ in contrast to corporations which remain private. As public bodies exercising power over a captive membership, they must now be subject to all of the demands for representative and minority safeguards that are, in bur society, demanded of any public governmental bodies. IF INDIVIDUALS or minorities are prevented from leaving the association under the pain of severe penaltieSj such as deprivation of employment opportunities, these individuals and minorities must be safeguarded hot only against economic coercion to enforce political conformity. No man who is required to remain a union member in order to follow his usual line of employment should also be required to support and finance the political objectives of the union leadership. It would seem, for example, improper in the extreme for a Democratic mine worker to have his compulsory union dues spent to finance a nation-wide broadcast by a union leader supporting the Republican pies- idehtial candidate, or for a Catholic mine worker, in in- other union, to be assessed to support a Communist cause because, at that time, his union may have Been dominated by a Communist leadership. Both are real cases, one in 1940, the other in 1948, and exemplify what appears to be a general and recurrent situation against which individual union members and union minorities have no protection. MORE THAN 21 YEARS ago. Prof. Overcracker, a liberal who appears to be very friendly to the labor unions, saw clearly the danger to dissident individuals and minorities in the growing political activities of the labor leaders. Known as a leadjng authority on campaign financing in the United States, Overcracker said: "If the right of trade unions to contribute to party campaign funds is conceded, there nevertheless remains the problem of the conditions under which such appropriations may be made. The interests of the public, as well as of majority and minority groups within the union, must be adequately safeguarded." How do you stand? Copyright 1S80 DAILY DEVOTION Whatever is trite . . . honorable . . , just . . . ·pure . . . lovely . . . gracious . . think about these things. What you have learned, and received and heard and seen in me, do. Philippians 4:8-9. Read, verses 8-13. Paul gave the people of Philippi a formula for Christian thinking, a command for Christian action, and his personal testimony. Thought was to be On a high arid positive plane, but thinking even on that level was not enough. They were also to do all they had learned and received, seen and heard from Him. Many years ago a friend gave an associate this motto: "Behind me is Infinite Power, Before me i* endless possibility, Around me is boundless opportunity." Action follows when thought moves in this direction. rw TWAY: Teach trs, «ar FaWer, fo fhink ttfy QXMfftts and to *» Thy wfll. Artwn, Cintfttty Tortcm Coonxnl of

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