Independent from Long Beach, California on February 13, 1958 · Page 12
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Long Beach, California
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-I2-1NDEPENDENT *-« '"· RAY TUCKER STRICTLY PERSONAL I.A.CL SAYS: Automobile Costs orts Why Is Virtue So Often (Continued From Page A-l) U th« way can* or. mad«. Coat of repairing COM ha« .«kyrock«t«d faat.r than pric.s of car*. An .xampl» a th« co»t of a n«w windshield for many new COM being $125 or more compared with $15 to $25 on older caw. It .uwd to be a smashed fender could be. taken off and replaced with a new one for $25 or $35. Now mo»t of the side of the car must be removed and a new «ide welded back in place with cost* of $120 to $15.0. These are relative costs of an accident of a few yean ago and today. With the fancy grill work and light* on the new cars a front-end collision becomes a very expensive affair. A mechanic now spends more hours working on motors.because of the multiple accessories attached to the motor. These accessories, such as air' conditioning, eat up gasoline power and thereby reduce mileage. * # # · The time and parts needed for even minor ac- -cidents have increased in cost so fast most insurance companies lost money last year. That is the reason lor the increased rates charged this year. The lowered mileage, per gallon of gasoline is 'also caused by driving habits. The quick starts and stops--the stop and go signals all contribute to wast- ."·ed gasoline. It is estimated freeway traffic jams cause -·loss of gasoline equal to several miles of driving while '. a car is moving a few car lengths. ; The comfort, power and stability of our modem · automobiles have caused most Americans to demand 'all the accessories available. But in doing so they '"overlook the fact that they can purchase models with- ' iout most of the expensive accessories. But, when the ".purchase is included in 24' monthly payments, they ^are hard to turn down. * ^* '.. * , ,-., ·· * The increased costs: of insurance can be held .-down only by more careful driving. There is not much ·chance of repairs being reduced so the only hope is ··to-cut down the number of repairs needed: The nor' : nial upkeep of a car is less because they are better -built. But the crowded highways and streets and care. 'less drivers are causes for the increased cost of in- -surance and operation of automobiles.--L.A.C. ·: - (L.A.C'» column, like other columns, i» an expression of personal opinion and does not necessarily reflect the considered opinion ol this newspaper.) By SYDNEY J. HARRIS - purely Personal Prejudices: . T~| * tf wo ntterlv freed scientific research and development from Ruinous mately to unite, whUe government tends WhjNdo so many people who sleep badly seem to be perversely proud of the fact? . .. · What youth finds hard- to understand is. that it is "infinitely easier to "know what one. is against than to know, what one is forrwhich is out of power : can sound so much more idealistic and impassioned than : a group with the responsibility for positive'decisions. . · ., . ' . ., Some people wouldn't engage in acts of self- sacrifice if they had to sacrifice the pleasure' of mak- ingit lfow^an-men call women, the "unreasonable" sex when it's perfect evident that-no woman is silly enough (as many men are) to treat'her family car better .than she treats her family? ._ You are not genuinely mature.until you, would rather have WASHINGTON -- A small, tile manufacturer in Clean, N. Y., has sounded a shrill but popular note of -protest agaihit the government's .pro-, gram^of aiding .foreign firms "in learning and prospering from the secrets behind America's industrial supremacy. This form of generosity, - h e declares'in his' indignant- letter to Washington, has resulted in ruinous imports from the foreign competitors s o benefited. In his.opinion,' we have exported b o t h m o n e y and know-how,' to such a (Jegree t h a t we are destroying or injuring both foreign a n d. domestic markets for American goods, --capital labor; In refusing to admit Japanese tile experts to the American-Olean Tile Company, Morris Phillips, vice president of has echoed the feelings of , the heads of many other larger industries--steel, automobile, .textile, agriculture. T h e y , too, have .'suffered; from the State Department's and al- · lied agencies' eagerness to help overseas competitors, including even Russians in the farming field. the Qualified and tentative approval of a person you consider your superior than the wild adulation of those who know no more than you:do. . -Evidence of the "original sin" that theologians speak of can- be found in the fact that whenever we have an argument with ourselves and our better self wins, there still remains a haunting sense ° f 10S One of the nicest things about little diHdren isthat they stop nagging you as soon as they get what they want; this is the principal difference between them and adults. . ' · _ . ' Speaking of children, can't our mighty chemical minds_ devise Seine! that.'won't ineradicably stain, ^enadothmg:. when .they are spilled-as-they invariably are?. I'thought.Michael; was bSrigto death from the throat this morning, and it .turned; out to be cough medicine'he tooktwo weeks;ago, . . _ _ It is one of the 'deepest mysteries of God that virtue i? so often ilfed^th dullness; as Don Heroldr.aptiy remarked, "Man people have character who have nothing else, * The men who say "Time is money" are generally tiiose who. don't toowanS better to do with their time than make money --which, eventually, is a way of squandering t i m e . . 'A New Emergency Call From Brussels' and TOWN MEETING : Airport, Traffic EDITOR INDEPENDENT: '. "Your "expression of personal interest' 'is gratifying in a nation such as ours, and your "LAC SAYS" column is read at each appearance. -I flo not totally agree with you that" airport activity should not be encouraged in the center of heavily populated areas. So, they'll move into the desert, the people move there too, and what do we nav e--"repetition." The airport 'and aircraft industries were here first, and the realtors and people who bought POMBER *V^WllTiTff9 10 YEARS AGO KOMAN CATHOLICS of Long Beach were rejoicing in the announcement that Archbishop J. Francis Mclntyre, coadjutor of New York, was appointed to succeed the late Archbishop -John J. Cantwell 'of the Los Angeles archdiocese. . . . The- temperature dropped to 32 degrees last night and Long Beach woke -·up to a heavy pall of smudge ' from the smudgepots fired in the-citrus groves; visibility was limited to less .than three blocks downtown. * » * * 20 YEARS AGO A slip ot paper bear- Ing marriage licenses issued brought about the reunion after 20 'years ol Harry Stuck, linotype operator for the Press-Telegram and his niece Roberta F. Stuck of Independence, Kan. »t the home of .the groom-to-be. Loren F. Holt of San Pedro. 1 '... Another aircraft Industrial plant, the Dal- ·co., Inc., announced It was building Its plant .'·at the Municipal Airport; the cost was given *t $13,000. .. » * » * · SO YEARS AGO SIX LONG BEACH church- "es- were .burglarized last night, the loot amounting to :$1;400, including Sunday of- ·ferings, at First Baptist, St. .Luke's Episcopal, First Christion, First Presbyterian, First 'Congregational and F i r s t -Methodist churches.... Long ;Beach 'through its Chamber 'of Commerce and city officials was- host at a special luncheon and reception to consuls of .30 nations at the Pacific Coast Club sponsored by the Aboard of foreign participation, of the Pacific Southwest 'Exposition. homes in the area brought · about the present hazard. The shuttle service might be an answer. But removing the industry might depreciate real estate values, require distant auto travel to work by thousands of persons, and perhaps cause more, deaths than by airplanes, as'brought out in your article. Your article appears right, in that, "airplanes are here to stay." Of course there is danger, but we don't eliminate automobiles from our streets, and yet they kill more people than airplane accidents. ' Several "left-turn" accidents have occurred at Pacific Coast Highway and Termino Ave., Long Beach, at the Community Hospital corner. This is a. "T" shape intersection. Termino Ave. does not go through. A 10 per cent 'dangerous' downgrade is on the PCH where . route 101 approaches trie Traffic Circle, one.block or so away. A grade on Termino Ave. also makes driving hazards. Under Section 551 of the Vehicle Code, as amended Sept. 11, 1957, and as pub-' lished in Southland Magazine Feb. 9, it appears proper that ' all left turns should be abolished at PCH Route 101 and . T e r m i n o Ave. Left-turns could be r.iade safely on top of the hill where stop-and- go lights at Redondo Blvd. are operative and "right-' turn-only" signs could be on Termino approaching PCH Rt. 101. Surely, an amber light (caution signal) would not be amiss over the State Rt. 101 at this intersection, with a "red light" facing Termino traffic. Eliminating left-turns at PCH and Termino intersection might inconvenience the residents along Termino Ave. or the visitors of patients at Community Hospital, but if it means fewer accidents, even the left-turners won't care. The State is abolishing left-turns on freeways. Perhaps some day, in the interest of safety, left-turns may be completely abolished by state laws, and the motorist be required to turn right, or go around the block and make a straight'crossing. In that case, cities could acquire land for right turns where the right turn might be a long distance drive to the right. ' EDWARD J. PETERS Oath Confirmation In primitive Assam, men confirm an oath by chopping a fowl in two, emblematic of what will happen to the one who violates the oath, according to the Encyclopedia Britannica. . TIME CHANGES SENTIMENT--As the Olean and similar protests reveal, sentiment on this question has' changed since the early postwar days. Then, in sympathy for the' shattered economies of Allied and enemy countries, American manufacturers welcomed visits by eco- . nomic and industrial experts from abroad. -They invited them to inspect their plants, their machinery and methods- of manufacture. They co-operated fully with State and Marshall Plan officials. But the results 10 years later Have proved to be disadvantageous, to say the least. With foreign plants re- · built and modernized through _ American taxpayers' contributions, and with the. special knowledge they acquired, they are invading both foreign and American markets with a flood, of goods. ·Britain and Germany are building steel plants,, equipping them, with machinery and restoring r a il r o a d s throughout the world--also _ irrigation .systems, p u b l i c utilities and food · processing plants. In many instances, American economic aid, totaling about $20 billion, has enabled these undeveloped areas to finance puchases of-Anglo- German products. · * * * CHEAP JAPANESE WORK --Japanese textiles; tiles, toys and costume jewelry, among other-things, have hurt domestic firms in 'these lines, "including raw materials like cotton as well as the finished articles.' English, F r e n c h and German autos are making steady inroads in that key industry. American money and brains have made possible .this recovery--and competition. It explains why there is unprecedented Congressional, opposition to President Eisenhower's proposals for adiii-- tional foreign aid and new trade concessions. The American-Olean Tile Company's v i c e president^ minced'no words in his letter' and phone call- to N, E. Philpot of the International Coo p e r a t i o n Administration, who had requested permission for Japanese specialists to "study y o u r operations." · Phillips wrote: "As mentioned to you over the phone, we feel very strongly that to permit this group of Japanese to visit our plant would be'utterly- unfair to our people, wholiave been working short hours, and to the people who should have jobs with us but do not --due to a great extent to the fact that 'Japanese "tile" has been making such inroads into our domestic market." » * » » GIVES I.C.A. OFFICIAL LESSON--In his two-page, single-spaced letter, Phillips then gaye a lesson in practical economics to the I.C.A. official. · He pointed out that Japanese labor cost only one- eight or one-tenth, of what he has to pay to -union em- ployes. And Tokyo even then sells tiles in the U. S. at less than his wage bill alone, after profits, transportation and insurance charges to the manufacturers and importers. Second Haita became an independent nation in 1804, making it the second independent nation in the New World, the United States being the first. Johnson Urges Ike to Alter His Peace Plan DR. JORDAN SAYS; Teenager Wonders How She Can Stop Graying Hair; May Be Hereditary By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. Written for NEA"Service IT IS NOT ONLY -PARENTS who write me' regarding problems with their youngsters, but sometimes the youngsters themselves writes For example, Babs says that she is 15 and has. a lot of gray-h^rs She asks what causes them and whether she can prevent herself from getting any more The exact cause of premature, graying of the *°TM^xt obscure- Most teenagers, or young adults who start graying early, are otherwise in ex- fe?lent health. There does,,however, seem to be a family .tendency m this direction and that is about the only clue. In spite of occasional re- . mother did not put in her WASHINGTON-- Sen. Lyndon Johnson, one. of the few who can get Ike on the telephone when they wish, has been urging the President to take a more constructive lead for peace. The' Senator from Texas, who has watched the terrifying arms race from the inside and fully appreciates the civi- lizatten-wrecking impact of modern war, ^believes the United States should get out of the rut of Dulles diplomacy and make some new, more positive moves. The administration's constant refrain of "Let's have a preparatory confer e n c e" may be sound dipl o m a c y, but Johnson, recognizes the truth of what most of our diplomats advise -- t h - a t t h i s doesn't sit well with the rest of the world. They want acltion, not long drawn-out "preparation, i Johnson, . therefore, has urged Elsenhower to take the Initiative with » spectacular speech before the United Nation*, asking for agreement on .the peaceful control of outer space. Simultaneously, the State Department lias come np with · a, similar idea, wants Ike to go to New York to make a dramatic appeal that the arms race be stopped, and that the place to stop It is before we begin competing for outer space. The President, tired and recently 111 with a cold, has not enthused over the Idea. ports about' a vitamin for gray hair the scientific basis for wry method Js doubtful. I think B a b s should -not worry about this, but should either MT - cept it or plan to adopt gome safe method of tint- Ing the hair. · * * * . .A MOTHER SAYS that her seven-year-old boy has been bright since birth, walked and talked early, and yet failed in first grade. She says the teacher told her that the little boy cannot follow directions and . is a daydreamer; yet everything he fails in at school he does · correctly at home. Of course there may be factors involved which the Matter of Fact Orders of knighthood are prohibited in the United States by the federal Constitution. George. Washington in 1782" inaugurated the device of military recognition which is now known as the Purple Heart. At that time it was only a piece of purple, cloth -edged with, lace or binding/For the capture of Boston:- \ from the British, .Gen. George Washington received the first medal issued by the Congress. John 'Paul Jones received" another for .defeating 'the .British ship, Serapis. ' letter. However, many children are daydreamers and ,one would not expect that this quality should be blamed for failure in school. Assuming that the mother's account is accurate, a better explanation from the the teacher for falling a little first-grader seenw in · order. * » · » . MBS. C. ASKS if a child four years old can have fall-'.en arches as a result of going barefooted. This question is difficult. Thinking It Over By ROBERT L,. DIEFFENBACHER, DD (Written for NEA. Servlw) Children put most adults to shame with their freedom from complexity. They say what they think without cov- · ering up their .thoughts with unnecessary .words. They : pray so openly and so sincerely when they have been taught 'about- God and His power in the universe. A child recently prayed ."Thank .God for. -erasers which make mistakes disap-. pear." That thought is so- honest and so real that everyone should read it and.pause. Many adults ought to utter the same prayer. . Most of .us do not want to' admit that we make mistakes. If we make errors we-want to hide them. We even hesitate to .confess our sins- to God. · Yet- a child expects to make mistakes. The child simply wants -to. erase . the errors and correct them. God alone can erase the 'mistakes arid sins from our lives. "Thank God for erasers to make 'our sins disappear." Please give us clean pages on which to write to answer since primitive people who go barefooted all their lives rarely suffer with fallen arches. On the other hand, today many children are given arch supports in their shoes from a very early age. It is' my impression that a four-year.-old' child would not suffer broken -arches simply as ,a result of walking barefooted. It seems more likely th'at there was some inborn weakness in the foot. . But fallen, arches can be _a terrible' nuisance throughout life so that advice on treatment should be obtained. .This will usually involve attention to shoeing and may include instruction in'walk- ing, "foot exercises and perhaps other measures. OOP'S D E F E A T -- The Army's satellite, '· a , great achievement for the United States, was a tragic defeat -. for the,Republican National Committee. They .had. gone to great expense to prepare television films featuring- Republican congressmen boasting over the achievements of., the Navy satellite Vanguard. Now the Army has launched . its satellite, Explorer while . the Navy has been-put of luck. Republicans fear their films are dead as'a dodo. The Air Force hopes to counteract the Army's big-publicity break over launching the first American satellite by sending the. first % American rocket to the moon.- Air ' Force scientists predict they, can reach the moon, as early as this -spring--if they can get the green light to go ahead. . . Secretary of Defense 'McElroy was- so .disgusted over the second Vanguard failure that for»a time he suggested to Ike that the whole Vanguard :program be scrapped. . ." McElroy, : has or-. dered research into the feasibility of a fantastic invisible ray that would destroy enemy i targets at great distances with the speed of light. It sounds like, something out of' Buck Rogers,, but'McElroy is- taking it seriously. In this: ' day of .modern..weapons he can't afford not to. The Navy'has asked per- mission to convert'our scientific bases-In the An tare-" tic Into permanent'military bases. It claims this is necessary In order to guard the »ea route around Cape Horn in case the Panama- Canal should "ever be closed by an A-bomb. The State ) Department Is against the Idea because .we. would be . t r e s p a s s i n g on British, French, Australian and Norwegian claims. · » · * * * ·, · REUTHER VS. SENATORS^-Walter Reuther, the Auto Workers boss, put one. over pn his chief senatorial^ critic, GOP Senator Goldwater of. Arizona, 'the' other day. Goldwater; a- big department store operator in Phoenix,-has been-trying to prod any and every Senate'com- ' mittee into investigating'Reu- ther- The other day, Reuther was testifying before the Kefauver Anti-Monopoly Committee . when Senator Wiley of Wis- . consin asked him about his new plan to pay dividends to labor when profits weres . high. . "Are you. going to start something new-jn America in relation to management?" Wiley asked. . "It means that eventually you would be on ,' the board of directors, would you not?" "Not at all,.. Senator wiley," replied Reuther. "We . have not asked for represen- . _tation on -the board of direc- , tors. There are .some 20,000 companies in America that, have profit-sharing plans; including Senator .Goldwater's/ store,"and Mri'Folsom, who is in the: President's Cabinet'? - Reuther paused, as tfie 'crowd turned toward Goldwater-and-tittered.'; '. . "Mr. Folsom," he continued; ".comes from Eastman' Kodak. T h e y have pioneered in this Held. Mr. McElroy In; -the Defense Department comes from Procter'and' Gamble, and they have pioneered. This/ Is not a new Idea.- Thlsj» not a new model." Strictly Business . · */ ' NIXON'S MIRACLE MIS- .SILE^-Vice 'President Nixon . is confidently predicting that the Navy's Polaris missile- will be such a fabulous success everyone will forget about Russia's achievements . in this field. Nixon claims that, secret reports on the Polaris are so amazing they are unbelievable.' He expects the Navy to test-fire a Polaris fairly soon| and, once that happens," Nixon'.says the' Eisenhower, administration will, be'acclaimed by the world for regaining the -lead · . in" the missiles race. This that the Democrats have lost their:big campaign issue' in the .next-election^ ·. . The Po-. laris .used a solid fuel ,propellant-powder in the shape of lead in 'a pencil. The liquid fuel used in the Army- and Air Force' missiles, runs through all sorts of complicated tubes which break easily and require 24 hours minimum for a check-down. The Polaris will be fired in a few minutes. . . However, t h e ' Russians are expected :to have the same missile. It means we can each, shoot the other a little quicker. INDEPENDENT Hcrmin H. Rldder Publliher H«TMd MVHinei, A«.t.'to Publi.her Sumuel C. C»m«ron_Genl. M»iwger Larry Colllni Jr. Bui. M»n»9«r L. A. Gollin« Sr. Edit. Columnlrt Mil,, E. Sine. M»r,»aing Editor Nit'l - Advertliina R«prtient»tlVM Ridd«r-John«, Inc., with-rffic.. at nrh" A1 E. "Oth St. Bldg. .. and I think I might say without fear of contradiction ..."

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