Independent from Long Beach, California on February 24, 1964 · Page 2
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P«9« A-2-4NOEPENDENT --L.A.C. SAYS:- PEOPLE IN THE nEWS ^4it Open Letter to Congress - ' The Bobby Baker investigation is in recess be- .cause the senators have been busy dealing with the civil rights and tax-cut bills on the Senate floor. It 'would seem that most of the senators would like to make the recess permanent No senator has been called to testify although testimony has shown at least two of them have profited by their association with the former secretary to the Democrats in the Senate. During his nine years in that post. Baker was the protege of th majority leader, Sen. Johnson, and later the presiding officer, Vice President Johnson. The continuance of the investigation is embarrassing to an the senators concerned. Senators Kuchel of California and Williams of Delaware have pointed out that the Rules Committee is supposed to treat senators in the same way as their staff in this hearing. -. -. · · ; ' · - . * * * The current Reader's Digest, in an "Open Letter to Congress" by the well-known columnist Roscoe Drunimond, raises questions many people are asking . . . and deserves careful consideration by all members of Congress. It goes as follows: "If I were a member of Congress, I would be worried, very worried about the low opinion too many Americans hold toward Congress. 1 have talked with · hundreds of your constituents in nearly every section of the country. And I can tell you that almost unanimously your constituents are not amused. · They are not amused by the get-rich-quick devices to which Bobby Baker turned his hand and his influence as secretary of the Senate majority, a post he hastily resigned when questions started to be asked. "They are not amused by the Senate Rules Committee's investigation of 'staff and employes' in the Bobby Baker case because they feel that the whole Senate and an senators are on trial "Your constituents are not asking for any sensational, smear-anybody investigation. They simply want all the facts to come out with due fairness to the witnesses and the accused. But feeling about the Baker case-- and its implications-- goes much deeper than that. I did not encounter one person who did not have a deep skepticism and often a very cynical attitude about the Senate's approach to the Baker investiga tioa. Your constituents expect a cover-up, and they are going to be suspicious of the Baker inquiry unti it proves to be the real thing. A thorough investigation of the Baker case may hurt some senators. A half hearted investigation will, I assure you, hurt al senators." * * * I quote the letter in full because I would like to have written it myself. It has been intimated that no senators would be called to testify. The hearing is hel under Senate rules and by senators. There is a natura hesitancy among themselves to embarrass their fellow senators. But this issue has had worldwide publicity It deserves to have a full investigation of all aspect , of the influence peddling by Mr. Baker and any de I partrhents or senators who were involved. It is of such ' importance it is unfortunate the investigation mus be carried on by some of those who may be implicated in the evidence that might be disclosed. LAC. Freed Airman in Merital Hospital jrniMW Former airman Gerald Anderson, whose lengthy refinement more thaa a year ago on murder charges Irtw nationwide attention. us voluntarily placed himself in an Ogden, Utah, hospital after what his lawyer termed a breakdown. . Attorney Robert Mclaughlin of Mountain Home. Idaho, said Anderson has placed himself under psychiatric treatment at St. Benedict's Hospital. Anderson spent about 10 months in civilian and military confinement in connection with the slaying of a Mountain Home woman and her son that another man eventually confessed. A n d e r s o n first was charged by civilian authorities with the killings. After those charges were dropped, the Air Force took him into custody and again charg'ed The Air Force later dropped its charges when Theodore Thomas Dickie, now serving c o n c u r r e n t life terms in Idaho State Prison, confessed the April. 1962, slaying* of Mrs. Nancy Joy Johnson and her 2- year-old son, Danny. McLaughlin is preparing a suit for Anderson against the Air Force ia connection with his long incarceration. McLaughlin said his client suffered a long ordeal as the result of the 10 months he was held by civilian and military authorities. I WlrroflOW PEGGY AIS'D AO. 4 Singer Peggy Lee, 43. poses with her new husband, band leader Jack Del Rio, 39, after their wedding Saturday night in her Beverly Hills home. It was the fourth marriage for Miss Lee and the second for Del Rio, a native of Argentina. . cJumn. ly L A. Colim ef t«rjon«t epTnlc* «"i de«i " Sr, ll« »*«r tclumni. h «1 =( ncesurfy nftct #· eon- Missing A T .Y. Solon Shows Up SYRACUSE, N. Y. (UPJ-|' Assemblyman Robert Hitch Jr, R-Clay, who waj recently reported missing for 11 days, returned home from Los Angeles Sunday and asked his constituents to let him know if they felt he should resign. Hatch, in a radio interview, said he did not run away but "went to talk with friends whom I thought might be able to help tne financially. In a desperate frame of mind, one grasps at straws." The assemblyman said his heavy equipment business here had been going steadiry down hiU. The pressure of the legislative work and his own business had made him "nearly frantic trying to do both jobs well," he said. The Republican assemblyman said he issued his call for voters'^ opinion because he had heard "so many stories about his disappearance and wanted to know how the general public felt." *·] am a fighter and rot a runner and am reluctant to quit or resign," he added On Feb. 17, Mrs. Marie R Hatch reported to state police that her husband had been missing for 11 days and tha' he might be having a nervous breakdown due to legislative and business duties. She said he had "been ccder severe mental strain for some time and bad been receiving medical care." The following day, Mn Hatch caned police and tok them t±r husband had phoned her from Los- Angeles, where . he was staying with relatives. 1 She said he was ft but not I hospitalized and would return [hose coon. K»* : "'~ t -- INDEPENDENT PubflshtJ dany «xc*p1 SwnSty ·! Siitft St. And Pin* Avt. Lon seeon . . cl»t, luttrf Mar. Z7. 1*43. at Lent «.« z. Ci':». Adjutfiuttj by Su- pw.4* Ctfurt. 1 ·· AfiQtlfl Cownty. Oct. I. 1WT. Dccrci N9. C-1CBSO. Per Per arrier D«llv«ry 3 Runaway Boys Camp for 11 Days FOLSOM WV-Three young brothers who ran away from tome II days ago were found Sunday, in good shape except for cases of poison oak. It will be a while before they run away again, though. Jeffrey and Dennis Morrison. both II, and brother Robert 8, were arrested for trying to steal food from a supermarket. They told sheriffs deputies they had been ramping along the American River in suburban Orangevile since Lincoln's Birthday, Feb. 12, when their father, James, punished them for breaking into a house down the street from their Carmichael home. They took a tent, one sleeping bag. a blanket and four cans of food, mostly beans." said Sheriffs Detective Frank Wallace. Tor the first three days they rationed what they had, Ihen they went to grocery stores arid stole what they .^needed." The list, he said, included hot dogs, hamburger, bacon, salami, canned vegetables, MOTUI vilr fruit, calamine lotion for insect bites, pots and pans to ".w'cook with, soap and canned I heat. GUEST Mrs. John F. Kennedy left for Washington Sunday after a weekend in Georgia as the guest of Mr. and Mrs. John Hay \Vhi tn:y at their Greenwood plantation near Thomasville. Mrs. Kennedy left in a private plane. Other weekend guests cf the Whitneys were Lord and Lady Harlech, their 12-year-old daughter Alice and Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Sheffield of Camden. S.C, and New York City. Lord Harlech is a former British ambassador to the United States. Whitney, publisher and editor-in- chief of the New York Herald-Tribune, is a former ambassador to Britain. UOXOREl) An 84-year-old plantation worker sat with 500 World War II veterans Saturday night in Honolulu while his son wai hon- ored as the first American of Japanese ancestry to become a general in the VS. armed forces. Tin n e t a r o Takemoto's sort. Brig. Gen. Francis Tatcmoto, commands the 29th Infantry Brigade of the Hawaii National Guard. Gen. Takemoto, in civilian life the principal of A l i a m a n u Elementary School, commands 2,000 army troops on Oahu, Hawaii. Maui. Molokai and Kauai islands. SEAWOMAti The first Italian woman ever commissioned as a student officer of the merchant marine sailed Sunday from Venice on her first voyage, aboard the Adriatic Lice's motorship An- sor.ia for Alexandria, Egypt- She is 13-year-old Maria Grazia Quartaroti, daughter of an oUtime Italian sailor from Venice. She got her student officer sailing commission from the Adriatic Line after four years of study, in which she obtained a diploma qualifying her as an officer on deep- sea voyages. DIES Lammot Du Pont Jr, a great great grandson of the founder of the industrial giant, the Du Pont Co. died Saturday in Delaware Hospital in Wilmington following x long illness. Nature of the illness was not divulged. 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