Independent from Long Beach, California on March 15, 1966 · Page 10
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Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 10

Long Beach, California
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Tuesday, March 15, 1966
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Independent Herman H. RiJJs-r, -"ii.Vi Daniel H. RWder, Co-PMii Stmucl G Qrncrcn, Central M**tf,ir H«old M. HineJ. Xu/. tafutlistir T» A.'Colllni. St,,EJil'nial C.alumniil ·Williim \V, Broom, Wrtt/r Milf j E. Sirws, Extaairtfililvr Milcolm Epic) 1 , AiwctJle filter Sterling Bcmis, Moirafing Editor Don Ohl, EJiloiiitt P^tc Editor Tuesday, March 15, 1966 Cruiser LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA Ptqt Gels Home DUTY-WILL; BE FUN .Y or the crew of th§ IJSS Long Beach which comes home to Long Beach for the first time today.;., , And the..arrival pf.tHe fabulous nuclear-powered' cruiser is bringing real pleasure and pride to the citizens of this-community. : A series of events -- dinners, luncheons, daricesj tours, trips -has been'planned'-for the officers, and crew .during the next two weeks.-We hope'each man on the Long Beach will receive a royal welcome to his new home. Although the great warship will he homeported here, its stay this time is likely to be brief. The Navy doesn't tell its plans but it can well be assumed that the Long Beach, the world's first nuclear surface warship, will be operating somewhere off Asia before too long. Before the vessel goes back to sea the residents of the community · offered the opportunity to tour the big fighting ship. Public tours are scheduled from If) a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 19 and 20, and Saturday and Sunday, March"'26 and 27. ' Some 75 families of the mans o-war's crew already are new citizens of this city. More will be arriving in the days ahead. We know that as usual in Long Beach these Navy newcomers will find true hospitality and affection here. So to the 1 officers and crew and their families -- a fond "welcome aboard." on . w i i r , t h e United Nations : Hnd -'the United States recognize Red China? Some.people would say "Never!" Therelaje^blues in the news, however, that there'.will' be, increasing efforts .to.establish' reccig'nitiqn.. .; As,, one small example of the way th,e wind is blowing, President Johnson,has '.ordered 'special passports for : schblars who.wish to visit Red China, Cuba, Albania,-North Korea arid:Nprtt;;Vjet-Nam. Those countries, .'Until ·"'novy/jhaye'' been . closed to Ahiericah tourists 'except for a.fe\y newsmen.. The American fiction that a government i representing. 700, million Chinese'does not exist began with support'/of .Chiang Kai-shek. It was held that the only true government of China existed on the island- of Formosa. Americans have always held to Iwo views of-diplomatic recogni- ' tion. One'is that it is wrong to have anything to do with the bad guys. Recognition. was a sort of moral endorsement. It was for this reason that America did not recognize Soviet Russia-until the Roosevelt, administration. - . · ; The.other view, which is generally he|d by nations, is that diplomatic 'recognition should continue until'the outbreak of a shooting , war. It is argued that comrhunica-- tion to the highest degree possible must be maintained. * * * EVEN IN WARTIME there must be some communication between belligerents. This is carried on by neutral nations. -American dealings with Red China are conducted through Poland, and with Cuba through Switzerland; 'The -United States is' close to trouble with Red.China, and suddenly the government and ob. 'servers are sharply aware that they know almost nothing about what 700 million people are doing. No Americans have lived legally .in China for many years. History, philosophy and l a c k of detailed knowledge separate most w e s t - erners from the world's most populous nation, and its leaders. Moves toward and f o r m of recognition will meet with massive opposition. · It is possible that China too would oppose the idea, preferring to remain in sullen isolation. · %;; TOWN MEETING S200 'Not Realistic' EDITOR:' '.'" " As ".a long time resident and l a x payer in the cjty of Long Beach, I am very much in favor of an increase in the monthly pay of our City Coun- cilmcn. The present a m o u n t of $200 per month is not realistic with present economic conditions confronted hy our councilman. I would be happy to support a Charier Amendment for S600 per month. .H. ELVED ROWLANDS 2910 Eucalyptus Ave. Chief Monney and the department are to be commended. This is the greatest t h i n g since they took the old beat cops off. This Bike Patrol certainly shows a lot tif foresight and Ihis will do mnre !o discourage the criminal influence t h a n a n y t h i n g t h a i has come along for many years. ·The next addition should he dogs along with the hikes and this would be an unbeatable team for t h e alleys and d a r k streels. GLEN 0. BUCKLAND 9326'/j Ramona St. Bellflower Girls, Boys, ' v ·'. *'. .-i' Birds, Bees, Mom and Dad THE QUESTION 'that"-is vexing many communities t h e s e days -whether sex education ; should b« taught in the schools, and how, an d whsn-- has really little to do with sex or morality. It has . I n do, .instead, with the best way'to educate children" to cope with their feelings. ,--,'· U would be a mistake to 'Ihink that what is important in sex education is the factual and biological Aspect. Children neither want nor' jieifd to know as much about that as some SYDNEY HARRIS , rnws.-rti.ew* There's Feud Over Use of Call Boxes or Two-Way Phones for Freeway SOSs . . - » ' . · . . · j Agnosticism EDITOR: Of all the various religious viewpoints presented in your recent series of articles, only one--agnosticism-has been singled out for a published "criticism" by a member of Ihe clergy. Apparently you yielded to a demand for unequal lime. One wonders why. in the forum of Ideas.'spokesmen for organized religion so often feel the need to demand such advantages. And what a "criticism" it is! Bertrand Russell was wrong, \ve are told, in writing that the she-bear of the Bible killed the children; i( only "tore" them, to teach respect for elders. That, of course, puts t h e ' m a t t e r in an entirely different light. DAVID ZOELLNER 5355 £.'·Ocean Blvd. Lands Bike Patrol EDITOR: '·' \ Was reading in ihe paper regarding the Bike Patrol the Long Beach Police. Dep(,,has .installed. This without a doubt is I h e greatest. 'Toplrss' Karl Deplored EDITOR: One of the most shocking developments in the so-called "phenomenal growth" of Long Beach is Ihe phenomenal growth of topless bars, with their b l a t a n t signs waving t h e i r sordid greetings to visitors along our m a i n streets and highways. Where once this type of t h i n g was relegated to slum areas and red light districts, now tfie slugs have come from under their rocks and are in plain sight for a d u l t s and children both to see. My personal opinion (well shared I've found), is t h a t the girls who display themselves in this manner are tramps and the bar operators' are of such low moral character I wouldn't want to come within smelling distance of them. · In the meantime, what are our legislaiors doing besides giving themselves pay raises? . GORDON BARR 224 Stanford Lane Sear Beach By DON BRACKENBURY . IMS Angeles Bureau THE RUNNING .battle, between . Supervisor Kenneth Hahn and. the State Highway Commission over the value of emergency telephones .along freeways and major state highways broke out anew at week end. · Hahh accused highway commissioners of "going backward r a t h e r t h a n forward" in their approach to providing safety facilities for motorists. He noted that the commission had announced the start of ."a study" on Ihe value of emergency call boxes on rural'freeways. "The test will take place along the 165 miles of Interstate Route. 15 between Cajori and the Nevada state line. . . Call boxes do not provide two-way communication but merely, indicate to a central switchboard that there is "trouble" at. a specific location. * * * HAHN POINTED out that call boxes have been in use on Hollywood Freeway for about six years, and emergency two-way telephones have been in operation since last July on Harbor Freeway between Santa Mon- . ica Freeway and El Segundo Boulevard. · ' ' The two-way phones work t h r o u g h a switchboard at Los Angeles Police Department headquarters, and a motorist can explain to a police dispatcher exactly what his difficulty is. The Auto Club of Southern California pays for a leased line to the police switchboard, and motorists who are club members can be connected .directly to its emergency services. For other motorists, however, police will dispatch tow trucks, ambulances, or whatever is needed. Fast Life By HARRY KARNS AFTER DEEP, t h o u g h t f u l , sepa- rale, independent, and objective sUtdy of the s i t u a t i o n in Viet Nam, Teddy comes out on (he side of his brother Bobby. i ' * * * REPUBLICAN Sen. Thruston Morion says higher prices and public discontent over Viet Nam are putting votes in the pocket of the GOP. The trick, Ihnugh, is to transfer them from pocket to ballot nox w i t h o u t dropping them. * * * WHILE SCIENCE is i n v e n t i n g a system for rescuing marooned astron a u t s from orbit, perhaps it can also devise a method of b r i n g i n g back lo e a r l h the politician who gels carried away hy his own oratory and can't break loose. * * * CAR DEALERS are reported promising strong discounts to stimulale sales. II also helps sales i f the buyer is willing to discount a strong percentage of what some car dealers promise. * * * AS PART of his campaign lo wipe out local crime, the village chief of · police is cracking down on the overtime parkers on Main Street. - * * * YOU KNOW you have a t t a i n e d true nobility of character when you can control your smirk upon overtaking, a t Ihe next I r a f f i c light, the motorist, who swerved around you at (he previous one. - "I d'o'i't Ihink there is any doubt t h a t a system with direct voice con- lacl is far superior lo a system where a citizen can only push a button to call for emergency aid," Hahn declared. . * * * THE SUPERVISOR said he has been told the Stale Highway Commission believes il would be "apainsl still have to dispatch an officer to the scene to determine the nature of the emergency. With the telephones, the dispatcher usually can answer the motorist's needs directly. During February, Hahn said, there were 563 calls placed on the existing 80 phones on Harbor Freeway. Since the system began o p e r a t i n g last July ), he said, there have been 5,447 such calls. people. I h i n k . I t . i s the relationship of sex to the personal and social order t h a t puzzles and disturbs them. And this relationship cannol be satisfactorily expressed in the schools, for sex is not a subject l i k e zoology or geometry. H is, on one level,'a normal and physical activity; but lliis activity is so loaded,with emotional and ethical and cultural implications that any class on the subject would generate much more heat than light. H is clear to me, therefore, that if sjx is to be effectively communicated to children, it must be done so privately at home, and not publicly at school. In this, I agree with the majority of Catholic educator's, who recognize that sexual activity goes to the core of the person, and is not simply. a physiological mechanism l i k e eating. * * * -.,.-· THE REAL PROBLEM with sex education, however, is that while the schools are not equipped to teach i l , most parents aren't, either. And this. of course, is where the argument of the church tends to fall down. Theoretically, parents are the best people to inform .their children about.-such matters--but in most cases the parents themselves are either woefujly ignorant or rigidly repressed or even actively hostile to sex without knoy,'- ing ii. '"'"· Sex education for children presupposes adujts who are educated in the m a t t e r -- a n d America, with its curious combination of raciness and priggishness, is not (he kind of culture thai ^REPORTER'S ^NOTEBOOK The LAPD said that o f ' t h e 563 calls is f h l e . t n l r a n s m i L any .significant sexual values to its children.-We are nol at all clear in our own minds as to in February, 456 were placed by motorists and 107 hy police. . . . , Of the calls by motorists f h e . d e - lts P lacc and partment said, 367 involved disabled ·»'. scheme of things, and Vwe'.swing policy" for the state to participate in a Iwo-way .emergency phone system. (The present phone system on Harbor Freeway is financed by Los Angeles County.) "For- the safety of the motoring public, I think it is t i m e to change the policy," Hahn .said. A spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department, .which patrols freeways within the city, agreed with Hahn that the two-way phone is su- ' perior to the call box. With the call box,, he said, police ~ phones.' vehicles. These.included 133 wilh mechanical defects, 129 with flat tires and 80 out of gas. . Forty-nine of (he total calls by motorists involved traffic accidents. * * * THE DEPARTMENT SAID il believes the cost--$2,000 a month hy the county--is offset, at least in part, by the reduced need for police patrols on the freeway. Hahn said he believes Ihe Slate Highway Commission should quil. wasting time "testing" t h e .call-box system and proceed to i n s t a l l a proven" system -- two-way tele- wijdly from deifying sex to denigrating it. ':f v : ·"·".'', Our attit»ic toward' sex/'indeed, must spring oul of our basic attitude toward Ihe. human person seen-as a total organism. If our attitude separates sex from love, then promiscuity results; if our attitude disvalues sex, or sees it as "dirty," then repressions and distortions and even perversions may result. ·' : ' It is the sex education of adults t h a t is so badly reeded in modern society. Even small children know all about, the birds and the bees, hul,lh?j'r parents still know loo l i t t l e ajjoiil human sexuality. fl We Win Propaganda Victory in Viet War; Texan Blasts Robert Kennedy WASHINGTON -- Offsetting some of our military setbacks, the United States has scored important propaganda victories in .South Viel Nam. The U.S. Information Agency has been dropping red, while and blue slips of paper over Viet Cong territory about the size of football tickets, feat u r i n g the Stars and Stripes and the Viet. Nam flags. On the slips is w r i t t e n "safe conduct pass," and these passes are being presented by Ihe Viet Cong in surrendering. The passes have been hidden in shoes or elsewhere in their clolhing, some being so worn they were scarcely legible. Once a whole company surrendered with every member holding a "safe conduct pass." On another occasion two men walked in with onjy one pass between them. Timidly they asked whether Ihey could both surrender on one pass. As a result of Ihis propaganda, Viet Cong surrenders have increased from an average of 450 per month d u r i n g I96( to 1,657 during December. During · the .10 days of the New Year holiday, a total of 2,200 Viet. Cong came i n h o l d i n g "safe conduct passes." The scheme of "safe c o n d u c l passes" was worked out u n d e r (he direction of Leonard Marks, new chief of the U.S. Information Agency. Marks, however, gives credit lo one of his assistants, Barry Zorthian, who, he says, "will be one of the heroes of this war." * .* * ANOTHER JAB in Ihe Kennedy Family-Johnson feud passed almost unnoticed when Gov. John Connally of Texas, inlima(e friend of LBJ's, delivered a blast a( Bobby Kennedy before the National Petroleum Council. Aclually Connally's speech w a s more than a j a b . II was a kn ickoul .insinuation thai. Sen. Kennedy was unpatriotic because he proposed a coalition Viet Cong cabinel for Soulh Viet Nam. Because Connally is so close lo Johnson, some of the oilmen figured the speech had LB.I's blessing, but there was no confirmation of this al the While House. "Arlicle 2 of the Constitution," said Gov. Connally, "makes the President Ihe Commander-in-chief of Ihe Army DREW PEARSON and Navy and vests in him Ihe executive power. "As strange as it seems, at a t i m e when the Communist world looks for every sign of weakness, every hint of discord, every shred of propaganda material, some Americans are recklessly w i l l i n g lo oblige. "How especially strange t h a t Ihe brother of a man honored throughout Ihe free world f n r his courage and devotion to freedom should join in the public display. "Knowing f u l l well Ihe power of his name," continued Connally, "Son. Robert Kennedy volunteered the opin'-- ion t h a t we should offer the Viet Cong a share of governmental responsibility in South Viet Nam. "In effect," said the governor of Texas, "he proposed that we admit Communists into the government. These are the people who last year murdered 1,400 village chief tans in South Viel Nam, people who rule by terror reminiscenl of the Nazi occupa- t i o n in Europe, people who have already announced their intention to destroy t h e Saigon government in ils entirely." Connally continued al some length. H all added up to the charge lhal Sen. Bobby Kennedy was an appeaser.-.. Most candidates for high -office scramble to appear before Ihs public. But nol handsome, young State Senator Robert Casey of Scranton, D.emo- cral, who supposedly is r u n n i n g : ! f o r governor of Pennsylvania. He's passing up s o . m a n y opportunities to-be seen and heard t h a t it looks as i f ' h e doesn't really want In be governor a f l e r a l l . . ' , - - . . On March 3, Casey was invited to appear before the United Steelwork'ers legislative committee in Pittsburgh. He didn't show. Milton Shapp, 'the Pennsylvania industralisl also running for governor, also a D e m o c r a t / d i d show. · - ''·· On March 7, Casey was invited to appear before the Conference of Baptist Ministers of the Philadelphia area, representing 200,000 Baptists'. ' .He didn't show. Shapp did. Casey also had accepted an invitation to appear on G u n n a r Back's fou.r- hour TV show on WFIL in Philadelphia, but at the lasl m i n u t e canceled. Substitute on Ihe show was Miflon Shapp. Some people are wondering whelher Casey really wants Ihe Democratic nomination. . : IT WAS BECAUSE Judge Thurman Arnold, former I'rust buster underthfi New Deal, was fond of pickles that burglars were rouled from the Arnolds' Alexandria, Va., home. Getting up at 2 a.m. lo .go down to -the refrigeralor and get a kosher pickle, Ihe judge found (he window open and his wife's heirloom silver wrapped up in tablecloths wailing for the thifives lo come back. They'd gone for (heir car. When Ihe., gol. hack Ihe policft were Ihere-- ( h a n k s to an appetite for pickles.' '

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