Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on May 1, 1963 · Page 15
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Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona · Page 15

Tucson, Arizona
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Wednesday, May 1, 1963
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5Tucsoit (Eitizcn LYLE WILSON Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tlw Assotlited Press Is entitled cxduilvetv to the use for republkatlon ' "»*"*' ^ 1|( )|ie Ioc ,| news p r | n t e (j | n this newspaper is well tt all AP news dispatches MEMBER OF UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL Now Ifs "Barry (^arit Win PUBLISHED BY THE CITIZEN PUBLISHING CO. Established 1870 Phone MA 2-5855 PAGE 16 WEDNESDAY EVENING, MAY I, 1963 Just One Month To Go On Safety Inspections Today began the final month before deadline May 31 for all automobile and truck owners to have their vehicles safety inspected. The new state law originally had specified a March 31 deadline. Because of some initial confusion and complaints over the inspection system and its workings, the State Legislature extended the time an extra 60 days. No f u r t h e r extension is in s i g h t . "On J u n e 1," warned H. T. Timmermans, administrator of the State Motor Vehicle Division, "we will advise police and other e n f o r c e m e n t authorities that the inspection period has been completed." Enforcement authorities then will begin watching for automobiles which do not carry the state sticker in the corner of the w i n d s h i e l d . That is j u s t as mandatory as h a v i n g the 19G3 sticker on a car's license plate. Failure to have an inspection sticker is a misdemeanor, subject to fine up to $300 and/or six months in jail. How does the safety inspection project stand at this time? Not good. There are at least a quarter-million vehicles which have not been inspected and which will have to be run through the authorized stations during the next 30 days. This number is left from a total of 808,289 motor vehicles registered in Arizona this year. There are 167,147 of them in Pima County. Meanwhile, Pima County safety stations -- garages and service stations authorized by the state -- still largely are marking time. There is no steady stream of vehicles for checking, and operators fear that a heavy last-minute rush may swamp them. Vehicle safety inspection serves a useful purpose for both the motorist and the public at large. The state-set $1 fee is nominal. The time required also is brief -- now. Now is the time to get the job done. The Disappearing States The total disappearance of state government is forecast in a new book, "The Coming World Transformation," by Prof. Ferdinand Lundberg of New York University. "Government in the United States," he says, "will be completely centralized at the expense of local and state governments; each state will become an administrative department of Washington's." Well! We know there has been a massive flow of political power to the federal government for the past 30 years-- from FDR to JFK. But the NYU political scientist may be the first to predict that complete centralization could mature in as short a time as 25 more years. Many persons now would have us turn to Washington for everything -- for many things we should be providing and doing for ourselves. They would find it d i f f e r e n t when Washington became the only source of governmental authority, and discovered that authority was remote and impersonal. Against it there would then be no alternative or recourse. Insofar as state legislatures have failed to represent and reflect the heavy urbanization of their states, they have contributed to the decay of state governments. Reapportionment of legislative districts now going forward in many states will help correct that. Strong, responsible state governments are essential to the best workings of the whole United States. Put Uncle Ben To Work So, when old Uncle Ben says his arthritis is kicking up and i t ' s going to rain, you'd better believe h i m . It did rain last week, unseasonal or not. Because there seems to be a bit of mysticism in the a r t , weather predictions based on Uncle Ben's arthritis or A u n t Martha's touch of rheumatoid arthritis u s u a l l y are repeated in any household with a touch of uneasy disbelief. Now medical researchers have established the validity of weather change effects upon arthritics. Great Scott, then, hire one quick for the local w e a t h e r bureau and toss out those gadgets which are always betraying us. THE MENACE A deadly strategy that served to break the back of conservative political efforts in behalf of the late Robert A. Taft is showing up now in the campaign to prevent the nomination of Sen. Barry Goldwater, R-Ariz., for President. If the strategy c o u l d stop Taft it probably can s t o p Goldwater. Taft's bids for the Republican presidential n o m i n a t i o n w e r e strongly based in Ohio, a rich and populous state with a large electoral vote, whereas Goldwater's political base is Arizona. The modern Republican strategy that beat Taft was to keep banging away at the idea that Taft could not win. "DON'T NOMINATE a loser," chorused the managers of other Republicans, the Deweys, the Stassens, the Willkies and (he Eisenhowers. Nrt withstanding that, barring Ike, none of them couiJ win either. The strategy was to kill off Taft on charges of no vote appeal in the great Eastern cities. "Taft can't carry New York," the GOP liberal chorused. "Can't carry Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut. Can't win." AND, NOW WHAT DO WE HEAR about Goldwater? We hear from Sen. Clifford P. Case, R-N.J. Case is a liberal, or modern, Republican. The New York Times reported last week that Case had endorsed for President Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller of New York. Scarcely news. Case accompanied that endorsement with a prediction that if Goldwater were nominated, he would be badly beaten in New Jersey. Case said Goldwater also would lose New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island and, probably Pennsylvania. THIS IS A REPLAY of the argument raised over the years against Taft. There is no worthwhile means of determining whether a conservative Republican could or could not carry these Eastern states. The Republicans have not nominated a conservative since Alf M. Landon in 1936 or, more accurately, since Calvin Coolldge in 1924. Landon carried only Maine and Vermont against FDR. Coolidge swept the North and West including all of the big industrial, big city states. He had token opposition from the Democratic ticket headed by John W. Davis of West Virginia. The fat cats who help support the Republican Party are afraid to take another chance on a conservative. THE LIBERAL OR MODERN Republicans, firmly established in the Northeast, frighten the fat cats with warnings that a conservative Republican cannot carry, for example, New York. Goldwater supporters seek to counter these claims by claims of their own. They circulated last month among Republican state chairmen assembled here, a mimeographed Draft-Goldwater pamphlet. It reproduced a mathematical calculation that against President Kennedy, Goldwater could be elected next year with 311 electoral votes, 43 more than the minimum. This calculation conceded to Kennedy New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, all of New England, Michigan, California, Oregon and Washington. THIS IS AN ARGUMENT that Goldwater doesn't need the big city states to be elected. It is assumed in this calculation that Goldwater would sweep the South, the border states and most of the midwest. The Republican fat cats probably would like to be persuaded that all of this could come true for Goldwater. But fat cats are a timid lot, skittish and afraid to take a chance. JOHN CHAMBERLAIN Hoiv It Happe ned In Germany Ludwig Erhard, the silvery-haired, fresh- cheeked 66-year-old Economics Minister of West Germany who is generally credited with being the 'creator of his country's "economic miracle," has finally been nominated to s u c c e e d old Konrad Adenauer as the German Chancellor. Since Erhard believes in a free economic system--no cartels, no price controls, no strangling taxes on business, no progressive infla- tion--t h i s is precisely analogous to the situation that would prevail if a Barry Goldwater were to become President of the United States. YOU MAY SAY that nothing like this could ever happen in an America that is so wrapped up in Welfare Statism that it gives only lip service to the idea of a free economy. Nevertheless, it was an organization sparked in America that gave Dr. Erhard his big push toward the top in Germany. If it can't happen here, we helped it happen there. To understand the movement that gave Dr. Erhard his chance of reforming the German economic system along free lines you have to go back to World War II. An Austrian economist who believed in the free economic society, Friedrich Hayek, had been exiled from his homeland by the Nazis. He had found a temporary haven in London, where he wrote a book called "The Road To Serfdom." This able attack on the regnant philosophies of Keynesian inflationism and semi-socialist Welfare Statism brought Hayek a oost in the United States at the University of Chicago. And the book's success in going against the trend of the times stirred the author to thinking that maybe an international organization of free economists, liberal in the old 19th century sense, might have some world-wide influence. THUS THE MT. PELERIN Society of economists was started. It originally had 38 members, among whom were the American economist, Henry Hazlitt, and the American publicist, Leonard Read. The exiles and the Americans joined with like-minded colleagues from continental Europe in a first conference at the Lake Geneva resort of Mt. Pelerin, which is what gave the little society its name. All of this took place in 1947, when Europe was still struggling to emerge from the ruination of the war. Almost everybody expected to see some form of socialism triumph everywhere on the old continent. But the Mt. Pelerinites were resolved that this should not be permitted to happen. One of their ablest recruits was a man named Wilhelm Roepke, who now teaches at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva. ROEPKE, A BELIEVER in something called "the social market economy," which might be described as "free enterprise with a heart," had a fervent disciple The disciple's name was Ludwig Erhard. Erhard became a Mt. Pelerinite, drinking deep of the free philosophy. Since Keynesian New and Fair Dealers were riding high in 1947 in all positions of influence in both the United States and Europe, it is a minor miracle that the United States military government permitted Dr. Erhard to become Konrad Adenauer's Minister of Economics. Possibly it was because he was one of the few anti-Nazi economists who could still be found in Germany at the time. He had already served as Minister of the Economy in Bavaria, where he had been tractable. However, he was to prove anything but tractable as boss of the new West German economic system. WHAT DR. ERHARD PROCEEDED to do was to revamp the West German economy along Mt. Pelerin lines. He refused to let the pre-war cartels re-establish themselves along the Rhine. On a Sunday in June of 1948, when the American Occupation offices were closed for the weekend, he issued an order abolishing all price controls, to take effect on Monday morning. Gen. Lucius Clay, the U.S. military governor in West Germany, called the suddenly refractory Erhard on the carpet to tell him that all of the American advisers to the occupation considered the abrogation of price controls to be a terrible mistake. But Dr. Erhard refused to budge. "Turn the people and the money loose," he said, "and they will make the country strong." THIS IS PRECISELY what happened. In American and British academic circles, the brand of economics espoused by the Mt. Pelerin Society is still regarded as something that went out with crinoline dresses and the horse cars. But it is one of the early Mt. Pelerinites who is slated to become the next Chancellor of West Germany. Copyright W« SYDNEY HARRIS Our Era Of Comfort And Ease * WtiCH HOW THg OQSeR WE REDDE* HIS FACE " "I was in Florida last month," said ths woman next to me at the dinner table, "and we attended a benefit preview of a new film. Just as it started, the air con- d i t i o n i n g system broke down--and more than h a l f t h e audience w a l k e d out and went home." "THAT'S TO BE expected," I murmured. "I suppose it is," she said, "but, you know, all the people there were my age or o l d e r -- w h i c h means that they grew up without any air conditioning at all. We went to movies on the hottest nights and simply sweltered--there was no alternative if we wanted to see the film. And nobody walked out because it was too hot." This is another aspect of a problem I touched upon in a recent column on the ball-point pen and the proliferation of products in our society. Never before in human history have so many "luxuries" been transformed into "necessities" in such a short time and over such a broad percentage of the population. THERE IS A REAL CLEAVAGE, a profound paradox, between our P u r i t a n heritage of hard work, of sweat and suffering I HIAK VOU KMdHT QU\T TUE OU RNT RACE, TOO. Letters To The Editor for the goods of the earth, and our modern economy, which is devoted to the effortless, the pleasant, the gratifying, the automatic. When the conservative complains--and accurately--that the old-fashioned notions of hard work have gone by the boards, he neglects to add that the most prevalent product of capitalism has been "making life easier" in a technical sense for the greatest number of people. NOBODY TODAY WILL PUT up with lack of air conditioning, even though a mere generation ago it was almost unheard of. We live in an era when comfort, ease and automatic manipulation are taken for granted, and sweat is an ugly word. Our social and economic system has made this possible, as nowhere else in the world --and therefore is it to be wholly unexpected that the tradition of sweat and toil is losing all its force in our national ethos? There are internal contradictions in every system that weaken it and threaten its very survival. We face the task of reconciling our contradictions, of solving our own paradoxes; for in the end these may prove more disastrous to our welfare than the external menace of communism. The benefits we have achieved are enormous; but we have scarcely begun to examine the price we are paying for them. Copyright I'M RIGHTS OF INNOCENT IMPORTANT TOO To the Editor: It is gratifying to know that our Chief of Police and our judges protect the rights of citizens, drunk or sober. The rights of the innocent should also be protected, including "the right to live." CHIEF GARMIRE'S method of using the drying-out period for arrested drunk drivers or of releasing them to a responsible person is a very good one. He should be commended for his action, but if this is an invasion of the rights of a drunk driver, then the solution is to arrest again the drunk driver who gets into his car to drive away after he is released on bail. IRV FIERSON 2300 E. 2nd St. SCHOLDER SHOW IGNORED BY CITIZEN To the Editor: From April 15 to an extended date of May 6, a one-man show of paintings by Fritz Scholder has been hanging in my gallery. During this time your paper has all but ignored the exhibition and has given the show no coverage, although large full page articles appeared in regard to other exhibitions going on at the same time. HERE ARE SOME reasons why this is almost unforgivable: Scholder's show was probably one of the most exciting avant-garde exhibitions to hit Tucson this year, for besides being one of the youngest painters to be listed in Who's Who in American Art, he was recently chosen for inclusion in Who's Who in the West. He recently was awarded the coveted Ford Foundation Purchase Prize for one of his paintings and in January of this year was given the $1,963 First Prize in American Painting at the West Virginia Centennial Exhibition by James Johnson Sweeney, one of the tastemakers in American Art. he s t a t e d that Ramsey could get the needed experience in the bullring, BUT only acting as a sobresa- liente, making a cape pass now and then and placing banderillas. It seems to me that Mr. Barnett was being quite charitable and honest and giving young Ramsey good advice. IF MR. BARNETT was wrong, then so were the judges who ordered Ramsey out of the ring. If this doesn't satisfy Mr. Harris, I suggest that he allow his California "phe- nom" work against a few calves for six months or so and then arrange a fight for him in Tijuana where the Hollywood fans will give him ears and a tail for umpteen tossings! CHARLES M. MURPHEY 8061 E. Kenyon STRANGE HAPPENINGS IN TUCSON . . . To the Editor: Strange happenings in Tucson: ALL IN ONE DAY last week I saw a traffic policeman on Hughes Access Rd. near the Alvernon overpass at 8 in the morning; a driver who gave a left turn signal 100 feet before he was going to turn; a wom- an driver who wasn't twiddling her hair with her left hand; a pick-up truck going under 20 miles over the speed limit; and a souped- up jalopy that gave the right of way to through traffic at a light . . . all in one day. JACK SMITH 5372 W. Flying M KEEP UP THE GOOD FIGHT To the Editor: Dr. Carl Mclntire reported on his 20th Century Reformation Hour broadcast April 26 about an editorial in the Daily Citizen a few days ago on "Kennedy's Disarmament Program." WOULD IT BE possible for you to send me a copy of the editorial with permission to have it printed in our local newspaper? I am only an old dirt farmer who wants to see America keep our freedom, and don't want to be governed by the United Nations or any foreign country. KEEP UP THE good fight to save the good old U.S.A. with more strong editorials. GEORGE HENTON Rt. 1, Columbus, Wis. The Challenge We Face By BARRY GOLDWATER U.S. Senator From Arizona We are today witnessing the strongest, most determined and relentless attack ever mounted against the American constitut I o n a 1 system of checks and balances. And when you boil it all down, it comes to a struggle by the Executive Branch of government to take over and control the authority vested in Congress by the Constitution. Hardly a day goes by that we don't hear from some strong partisan of the New Frontier that the U. S. Congress is old-fashioned and needs streamlining. What they actually mean is that changes are required in congressional procedure If the present administration is to have its way on any and all legislative programs that come from the W h i t e House. UNFORTUNATELY, not enough legislators and civic leaders have come to the defense of our constitutional system. , Perhaps the test job of putting this problem into its right perspective was performed recently by Sen. Gordon Allott (R-Colo.) in a speech to the National Association of Manufacturers. Sen. Allott posed a series of very important questions for the American people which I believe deserve the closest possible attention. They are as follows: "IF CONGRESS puts the brakes on Executive agreements to disarm this land, or even disarm the whole free world, will you say that Congress is filled with war hawks? The Executive will. Arizona Alburn EARLY DAY HISTORIANS Edited By Albert R. Buehman AT PRESENT Scholder is a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Arizona, under a John Hay Whitney Foundation Fellowship. To ignore this particular show was to show the provincial attitude of your paper. HALI MATLOCK Hali's 261 261 N. Court IF MR. BARNETT WAS WRONG . . . To the Editor: Having seen the massacre of the American " b u l l fighter" Jeff Ramsey in Nogales two weeks ago, I cannot allow the attack on your bullfight critic, Randy Barnett, to go unnoticed. IN HIS LETTER appearing in the Citizen on April 24, Mr. Robert L. Harris of Long Beach, Calif., asked where Jeff Ramsey should get his experience if he can't get It in the bullring. In Mr. Barnett's review, GUS SCHNEIDER AT RETIREMENT This photo of Gustav van Hemert Schneider, widely known in Tucson as a local historian, Southern Pacific civil engineer, architect, artist, sculptor, and map maker, was taken in 1948, the year of his retirement from railroad work. Schneider lived three years longer, dying on a vacation in San Francisco, Sept. 11, 1951, but his last three years were far busier than one would suppose for a retired man, as Schneider had a great many interests and was active up to the last week of his life. He had many projects which he did not live to complete. One of them was to draw a series of maps of early Tucson as it was in each decade from Civil War days down to the beginning of this century, or even later. Schneider was a native of Cornwall, Calif., where he was born in 1885. He attended the Mark Hopkins Art School in San Francisco, studying art and architecture. He acquired a profound knowledge of railway construction problems and designed many of the major bridges of the S.P. in the Southwest, but is perhaps even better known for his supervising of the moving of a 2,000-ton office building in Phoenix. He placed it in its new location within an eighth of an inch of specifications, a miraculous feat.--(Picture courtesy Mrs. Elisabeth Healy, sister.) "If Congress demands that the Soviet satellite to our south be put under the full pressure of the Monroe Doctrine, will you say that Congress is moving to the brink of destruction? The Executive has and will. "If Congress asks that our national budget be handled with the good sense of our business and household budgets, will you accuse us of being old-fashioned? The Executive will. "IF CONGRESS seeks to crack open the walls of secrecy and news management that are arising in Washington, will you say that we are meddling in matters best left to the selective few? The Executive will. "Or will you, instead, return your support and your attention to your own representatives, giving the Executive the deference due the office but not abdicating to it all your powera and your future? A free people will. "Or will you vote away your rights and responsibilities in return for the illusory comforts of having your decisions made by the machine processes of an all-powerful Executive? A frightened people will. "FREE OR frightened, able to shoulder the responsibilities of your own choices or weakly handing them on to the remote, regal power of purple Executive majesty--those are the challenges you face and which you must answer." How do you stand? Copyright 1963 DAILY DEVOTION "Which of you by being anxious can add one cubit to his span of lifep'' Matthew 6:21. Read verses 24-34. We a r e a status-conscious people. Because we are not quite sure of our own worth 5n our own right, we arm ourselves with status symbols. The big car, the professional insignia, the location of our home, the right school for our children shout to the world that we are men of status. The malady is an old one, and Jesus responded to it in his day for all times with the truth. You can add nothing to the status God has given you. "Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?" As God clothed the lily of the field with a glory that outshines Solomon, so He clothes us nil with the glorious status of children of God. Courlesy Tucson Council of Church**

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