Independent from Long Beach, California on May 23, 1957 · Page 6
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Long Beach, California
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*Mfk, nun, M«r 11, IM7 RAY TUCKER STRICTLY PERSONAL L.A.GSAYS:. . * - * -1 Narrowly Mixed , (Continued Jrom PQCJB A-l) · ; . Induitrlei ihow 172 with lncr*a«ed proilli whll* 130 ···· thawed Iow«r proflli. On* remained unchanged. But ·. the overall increaie ior the period wai 8.9 per cent. · . » - . * · * . At the iamV time we read the month of April ·hawed the highest number of gainfully employed . people in our history. Even though our population li · increallng dally there were fewer unemployed than a · v year ago. Total unemployment wai 2.690,000 people., -"V ' ^.^ 1)1 ,_ · , Own Pals MayKick BeckOut WASHINGTON -- D a v e '.Bock will probably be forced out by hli own Teamsters Union a he was be tho AFL- ' CIO Kthlcal Practice! Committee because he trampled upon the human decencies, and not because he missed union members' funds. He has shown . himself to be a petty, shabby, selfish and grasping fellow, Mother ',! - ' y SYDNEY J.HARRIS . · Purely Personal Prejudices: · * , . ' " · By the time a man asks you his advice, ho has generally made up his mind what he wants to' do, and Is looking for confirmation rather than for counseling. The art of reasoning consists largely In learning to tefl the difference between legitimate ambition and mere vanity; half the trouble In the world is caused by people trying to be what they were never meant to be, and making everyone around them miserable in the process. . . . . »«"--.-.:· r ...-,.., Readers who want · to know why newspapers publish so much "catastrophic" news should keep in , mind that crowds quickly gather around a disaster In the.street, but nobody pays attention to a happy , couple walking hand In hand. Wit and Imagination are the elements most lack- Thi« Is virtually no unemployment because that nunv · -even If It meant selling out:!; jig In our society; and I share the viewpoint of Will - HAKHI* · . ber li always unemployed ai they change Jobs or are .' '·' · In between harvesting seasons. It li compared with ?,' · ' 64.261.0011 employed. .. .... \Compared with the 1930s when our labor iorce y **· wai a fourth leM than at preient we had pver 6 million . v , unemployed at all times with the depth ol the depres- ·_ . ' lion numbering over 13 million. It won estimated we , ·_' would have much more unemployment by thU time. * '. But It Is apparent corporation*, generally have buckled % . · down to business, cut unnecessary expenses and done , . ' · a much better job ot-»«lllng. That hoi kept factories ' ;' In full employment and the people having money to " spend have bought the product*. v: . : *:~ , · · " ' , j,:,"* . . These are extremely hopeful signs. It may be we were headed for a serious recession and have avoided · .' · It. The signs seemed certain. The economists warned us of those dangers. Now it may be we have avoided ,, · it by greater efficiency and common sense. We are ;, now in the critical" second quarter. There will be :', ' "narrowly mixed" reports for this quarter. But It is · now more hopeful. . , * * ft A lot of people are coming to believe they can ' make or break their own recession. The country 1s .-growing so fast there must be an ever Increasing " ;'. amount of houses, clothing, food, appliances and serv- ' ' ices. The business operator who now does a little better lob than the other fellow Is going to stay in the profit column. Those who are convinced business is bad, and will continue to be, will certainly find their r . particular business in that category. .i · · · - · - , · The big crisis will come when this year's labor . 1 contracts come up in many industries. All companies ; : are not making money. If industry-wide contracts call ; for large increased labor costs It will put many companies; out of business. We are In a position where Jobs ( can be maintained if costs can be held down and sales £, . are kept up. That calls {or executive ability and sound ;. labor conditions. But the widely predicted recession has not occurred. It may be we have escaped it. The £ surest way to make sure is to maintain vigorous sales ," policies and keep operating costs down lo a minimum, y That is apparentlly what the majority of corporations . ·. -have done lo Increase profits during this testing period., .. (UA.C. 1 . calomn, like other columns. In MI nxprn*»lon of friend's widow or collaborating with a viciously antlla- bor corporation,. The McCkilan Committee [ ·has revealed that Beck loaned $1,500,000 of Teamster funds ' to aid t h e F r u e h a u f : Trailer Inter- es ts in a . proxy f i g h t for control of t h a t comp a n y . T h e F r u e h a u f people came to his rescue with a loan . TtCKEH needed money to repay $300,'000 he had taken from the ~ union treasury and to beat ' ' an Income tax rap, If pos, slble, In other ways, through col- · laboratlon with the Fruehaufs, r the Teamster boss, some mem- .1 hers of his family and some ·· r^ friends have enriched them- S ·· selves at the expense of the * ·· dues-paying union members, · · · IMPORTANT I-KO-LABOR . RULING--But labor leaders ' In the Toamstern Union and the AFL-CIO hierarchy with long m e m o r i e s , especially Walter P. Reuther, remem* *ber that the Fruehauf Inter- eats were so antllabor tjjat their 'abusive handling of ' Reuther's organizers led to · the Supreme Court decision . upholding labor's M a g n a ·Charta--the original Nation. at Labor Relations Act. ; This was-the high tribunal's most Important ruling on Now Deal reforms for various reasons. It gave labor the right to bargain collectively, nnti it prevented employers from Interfering with the organizing proces*. It killed F.D.R.'s attempt to "pack" the Supreme Court by adding six "liberals" whom he would appoint. In Its April 12, 1937, ruling, the Supreme Court consoll Ham Pitt, when he was Prime Minister of England, who said: "Don't tell me a man's being able to talk sense; everyone can talk sense-can he talk nonsense?" The ability to talk entertaining nonsense Is . one of the highest marks of cultivation. . · · . - - . ' Pointing cut to young people that they make the best Impression when they "act natural" Is a Tutlle gesture unless they have first found out what their real natures are; this is why adolescents keep trying out on personality after another, In a quest for sorr.2 basic Identity.'. There Is nothing more wicked than knowledge without goodness; but there Is nothing that makes wickedness flourish more than goodness without knowledge. That old saw needs to be revised In modern times--nowadays,' inventions are the mother of necessity, for as soon as something new . Is Invented, we find that we simply can't do without It. It's singular how the people who make a habit of underestimating human Intelligence, never begin with their own. The most damaging evidence of the poor manner In which , mathematics is presented at'school is the host of otherwise knowledgeable people who confess in proud tones that they are "hopeless in math." , , , It continually surprises me that so many couples who have little ' to say to each other before the marriase think that the ceremony. will somehow vivify their relationship. (A lot of necking has little to. do with sex, I am "Convinced; it is simply a pleasant way of coping with mutual boredom on the conversational level.) Areas That Need Setting- DREW PEARSON ... c a , . . . . .. . . , 'prnuD*! opinion Mid doe* not ncceiimrlly nfleet the considered «' dated five cases Involving the ' THIS TO CONGRESS! - ·* Panama 1 Meet Results Disappoint Latins f -opinion of this nmvsncpcT.) TOWN MEETING · ' - A ..i.' 1Tl.i n «!.]tiini nal not heard of the sltua- ..- Anti-Huorldation t|on , n Rlversldc Camorn , a . ; -EDITOR INDEPENDENT: ' ] n that city the drums began · '. Commenting on Bob Jtous- to beat for flourldatlon of the ! -er's dental decay article In drinking water to reduce the Oast Sunday's paper, It would "appalling Incidence of tooth ·eem that he places dietary ' decay" among children. All constitutionality of the Wagner Act, Aside from the Fruehauf litigation, the other two most Important cases Involved , the Associated Press, the news gathering organization. , and thi) Jones and Laughlln steel control In No. 2 spot after llourldntlon. Apparently he REMEMBER x t s i r T T r * * * / 10 YKAK8 AOO ; ' UNIFICATION of all education In Long lleach schools beyond the high school level was to In- .further Intensified In the 1947-49 school year to meet the pdst-war wave of educational demands of youth and adults In City College, Dr. George Dotson, director, an. pounced, . . . The California Federation of Business and " Professional Women, .opened Us three day annual session Mn Municipal Auditorium with ·3,200 working women from all . parts of the state attending; · .Etta Marie Hawkins, Long '. -Beach, was convention chair- ·Itnan. ! · - JO YEAKS AGO ' Pillar d Layne of Long . Bmrh wa« elected governor of th« California. Optlmlit*' ' Clubs nt the annual ronven- tlnn In Oakland and wa* In ho Initialled »t the Optlmlit Interiutlonnl convention at « M i » k ' ' FMd. .Ireraft b.» on the extravagant clalmu were made In Riverside that were ; made by the proponents In Long Beach. Then It was dls- ' covered that the water al- rcudy contained 1 ppm. All the fluoridators could do when . that announcement was made was to silently fold their fluoride tents and put the drums · In the attic. Many other cities have had similar experiences. Doctors and dentists who ·, h a v e d o n e the greatest^ amount of research on fluo-' rides are absolutely opposed . , to Injecting this substance- ' into" drinking water because · the claims of the fluoridators : just do not hold up , under test. The names of the doctors and dentists who have ' ' joined the Medical-Dental Ad lloa Committee against fluorl- datlon, even If printed In , i small type (along with their connections) would cost sev- " I oral hundred dollars to have · Inserted In a newspaper. If ; someone has the money, the names are available. , · Eventually the truth will '· be made known and th» peo- , ' pie of Long Beach will real. Ize that the defeat of fluorl- ' datlon was a blessing. F. E. CALLAGHAN 712 E. 7th St. - - , . , . , , - - · ANTILABOR ACTIVITIES --The Fruehauf firm w*s Involved because the National Labor Relations- Board had , ordered It to stop using II- .' legal and violent methods to p r e v e n t Detroit employe* ' from joining Reuther's United Automobile Workers' Union. NLRB held that Fruehauf ' practices violated the then ' untested Wagner Act. . . · It was brought out that · the Fruehauf company hired outside detectives 'as workers so that they could Join the , cmbyro uplon and even become organizers, and officers. ; Then, they turned over to the ~ firm's officials the names of the organizers and members of the union. The pro-union ·' men were promptly fired or threatened | with discharge, If they did : not desert the union move- \ ment. In view of the truck- ' era' and automobile workers' effective contribution to the · unionization movement gencr- ally, the Fruehauf strategy ' would have been fatal. If It had not been outlawed by the Supreme Court Beck, of course, knew of this background, for he wds an Important and blustering ' figure In the Teamsters Un- . Ion during the years of labor i turmoil which led to the ecu- · clal decision, . . . ', DR. JORDAN SAYS;. Preschool Children Often Need Vision Corrections By KDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. V ','. i - . Written for NEA Service , - , · ' - · ' , IT HAS NOT BEEN RECOGNIZED as often as it should be that children sometimes need special eye attention before they reach school age. An extremely valuable discussion of this subject by a Detroit eye specialist recently appeared in The Sight-Saving Review, published by the National Society for the Prevention of Blindness. » Thus, parents and teachers need not fear that a child who h o l d s a book or magazine close to the eyes Is Injuring them, -i Difficulty with the system of eye balance controlled by the muscles s h o u l d receive early correction. Disturbance of b a l a n c e may result In blurring of vision, headaches of children and the eye ma- \ or even double vision. The author pointed out ' that vision.In a highly complex wnxt. It require* tha participation of three on- . tlrely dlfhrant systems! thn . visual pathway, eyn movement and balance, and the ' higher brain center*. . , - · . . · · · · ··* THE GLANDS *al Internal secretion control the growth Questions, and .Answers · Q--What do the shields and circles used to mark, road maps denote? A--A shield enclosing a number means a U, S, Interstate highway, and a circled number designates a state highway. Q--In what year was the Seventh Day A cl v e n 11 s t . Church founded? A--In 1863. Thrf present , membership Is estimated at about 277,162, Q-What kind of animal Is the juvellne? . A--Tills Is the collared peccary, or musk hog. Q--When were stamp books . Introduced by the U. S. Post Office Department? A--April 16, 1900. '..:. ., lures along with m u s c l e s , nerves and bones. Of specific Importance Is the fact that onn portion of the retina of . the eye is slow In maturing. ' The clarity of vision of a 4- year-old Is likely to be con- . slderably less than It Is a few years later. ·.- ·. \ · However, the ability' tn I focus ray* of light on thn · retina, which I* »poknn nf it an accommodation, I* much · ' h e 11 n r In small children than It Is later In llfn. A 7-year-old child can oftnn ', rnad ordinary P rlnt Bt · distant*) of onn Inch. , · , Historic Case V" · 'The Marbury vs. Madison · Is of historical Import. ; ance In that, for the first ! time, thn Supreme Court \ Reynolds, supremacy of the ' 4 F.D.R.'* COMMENT ON DECISION -- The majority consisted of Chief Justice Hughes and Justices Bran- dels, Stone, Cardoza, and Roberts, The. minority opinion was written 'by Justice Mea fiery, Southern conservative Democrat, and THIS A B I L I T Y to see c l e a r l y things close to the eyes decreases bit by bit until · most of us at 45 years of age ~need* reading g'.asse» to see well at 14 Inches. · · · . Thl* I* thn nqulnt which I havn dl*cu«*ed on othnr ne- . eailon* and which ·hould rncclvn early treatmnnt. · · · · IT O F T U N BEOIN8 between the ages of 1 and 4 and therefore cannot be safely left for treatment Until school age. Its treatment Is highly technical and may Involve glasses surgery, eye exercises or combinations of these. . . - . - . This type of difficulty Is often discovered because the child may tilt the head somewhat to the side, although this alone Is not enough to make a diagnosis. The Detroit ophthalmologist also discussed the question of whether glasses weaken the eyes. Glasses do not Q--The last of the territory · owned in North America by the Spaniards was ceded to the United States in 1819. What was It? A--Florida. ,; _ . · Q--Will you jay something ' about a Phrygian cap on the gall bladder?--Mrs. K. A--Thl* I* » notch In thn ' gall bladder vlslhln In an , X-ray film. Thn -majority · I , opinion 1* that taken alonn '-'· thl* I* not ft sign at gall . bladder dl*na*e. the direction of light coming Into them, "I have never seen vision made worse by properly fitted lenses," he mid, "but I have seen vision made better by them," Is Is now possible to prescribe glasses for Infants of Chang* the eyes .but change »· ope year or younger. WASHINGTON T- Highest- level diplomatic conference In 178 years of U.S. diplomatic relations was held last June In Panama., More Presidents of sovereign states were gathered there to meet with President Klienhower than anywhere or at any other time In history, . , ' The meeting was greeted with great fanfare In the Latin American press--fanfare deliberately encouraged by American diplomats, .Some Latin American p r e i I- dents w h o hung b a c k , d o u b t e d the a (I v i s - abllty of at- t e n d I n g. w e i e urged, by T J. SK ambassadors to be on dcck % When t h e I-KAIWON President was willing to leavn his hospital bed after an lleltlt opentlon, It was Intimated, big things would be happening In Panama. The trip was not merely to convince the American public that he had recovered, diplomats said. At Panama, · conunUtnn wa* appointed to carry out · 'thn long-ranga President'* plan for Pan Amerlcanlim. Thn commlttnn wa* headed : hy Ike'* brother Milton. It * ; held nevnral mantlng-i, and · , ·· now, 10 month* after the ·· momrntou* event In Panama, It I* bringing forth It* . mome n t o u * recommendation*. . · , · · · · · MOST LATIN AMERICAN diplomats had figured the United States would at least set up a fund similar to tht Near East doctrine fund to battle communism and develop Latin America. They watched ' the , money being sent to Poland, Yugoslavia, Saudi Arabia and southeast Asia, figured a revolving fund of around $100,000,000 was' the least that woufti come out ' of the unprecedented meeting . !n Panama. Instead, an annual total of _ $3,387,700 Is recommended, of " which the LaUn governments themselves will put up almost · half. There Is also $19,979,000 lo fight malaria over a. five-year period, but this Is . conttng^nt on further negotla- · tlons with various organiza- , tlons. , ,, , , , .,, , The projects adopted are ;, healthy and worth while, but the amounts to finance them are considered a drop In the bucket hy Latin diplomats. It should not have required a high-powered meeting of the ! greatest number of presidents . ever to convene on the American-continent, they say, to put across such a program. It * could have been adopted hy the Pan American union Itself. . · The projects - I n c l u d e : ' $1,100,000 for expanding the Inflltute of Agriculture; at Turrllba. Costa Klca, to study · the effect of nuclear energy, on agriculture, and for two other agriculture centers to study the disease of bananas' and cocoa In Ecuador and ' t e m p e r a t e diseases in · Uruguay; $273,000 for th»' study of workers housing; · $500,000 additional for scholarships; $120,000 for technical assistance; $210,000 for public relations; and $90,000 for a nuclear energy agency. These are to be annual ex|endltures . --If each government now approves. ... . K n m a r k n d onn Latin American ·mhUMadorl "Wn ·rn not communlitlc enough · to c«t any ml hrlp from thn United Slain*." , T * * * * '' " · · ' NO B K I ft G K FOR PANAMA --When President Elsenhower was in Panama he signed an act of Congress pro. vldlng for a bridge to be built .across the Panama Canal at ..Balboa. . .. . ; This ' b r i d g e 'had been promised Panamanians for 15 years. Without It,they have * to ferry across the canal or ! else cross at the Mlraflores · locks several miles away. So ·there wai great rejoicing In Panama when P r e s i d e n t Eisenhower posed for a spe- clal photograph alongside his · Panamanian host. President . Arias, signing this bill. Before the signing ceremony, Jules DuboR. Latin American correspondent for the Chicago Tribune, asked President Arias for comment. "I havw to look at the bill." ' Arias replied. "I don't know ; whether It's an authorization or an appropriation." . E d u c a t e d In the United States, the Presid'.nt o.' Pana- · ma knew all too well that there was a big difference between an authorization by and an appropriation by Con- grees. After the signing ceremony, Dubols atked: "Now you've »een the bill. What was It?" "An authorization," rtplled Arias. "What's your comment?" "Still no comment." President Arlas's skepticism was justified. Last week the '· House'of Representatives In Its mad rush for economy chopped out a $1,000,000 ·ap- propriation for beginning the Halboa bridge. The people of ·· Panama will have to ferry '. across the canal for a few more years. Savage Animal ° There Is no more savage animal In the world than the weasel, considering IU size. Only about 10 I n c r f e s In length, It can worm Its way Into the runs of rats and mice, hunts Its prey by scent and will even fly at the throat · of man. Strictly Business './.·'".,.·*; ' ACH(«S CROSSWORD PUZZLE: « M i » . . FMd. .Ireraft .» on w- ^ Con , tltmlon Bnd , , h - . greed to by Ju , t |ces Suther- , J IfXST mln.l I ' l » n \ h l l « h y« h f l Vt ! ' first time, a Chief Justice .'land, ButlW ^.nd Van Devan- ',· «£.·.»£ » dcc | arffd ,,,, Act , Con · ter . A) | are s fl N.vy at i. cost of »»M,IMIO. wa.complrt^.ndr^dyfor thn wtum of thn United ·'-'- * the t U.S. Waterfall , for " Highest waterfall In con- ---- ·tlnental United S t a t e s Is Yosemlte Falls In California. ? Its three sections fall a total *· of 2,423 feet. Upper Yosemlte ·falls 1,430 feet; Cascades, 675 ' feet, and Lower Yosemlte, 320 'feet. dead. he exc | a | mcd: "°° d 13 THIrt l«nii 14 Ch»H Htct SO YEARS AOO ~ i " · ION« BEACH'S F I f l H T was won for cleanliness of the beach with keeping the county metropolitan sewer off the local beach. Mayor Flimore Condlt stated In advance of the public meeting at the auditorium to discuss the ques- tlon of remaining In the newer district. . . . Fire destroyed the Fred Erwlng rig and drill- _ Inc equipment on Ultimo Ave. ft the widest range of tempera- following' an explosion as the ' lure, Temperatures of from 63 crew attempted to rajease a 'degrees below zero to 117 de- frozen pipe; d a m a g e was ,'grees Fahrenheit have been · given at more than $40,000. ..,." recorded there. ,.. , , ,... _ · INDEPENDENT Htmun H. Rlddtf PublliMr Hirald M, Hlnti.Aiit. In Puninhir tamuil C. OrMran.Qtnl, Mnua*' Uffy Colllnt Jr,__Bui. Minimf L.A. Cellini kr. Bdltanm Column!* Mim H. Sln«»_Min«glnu Bd««f It Mltn . 11 Wnlh " · 20 To (art* 91 To urth (or 33 By 24 PtfMHI *' 2T Rowlnfl Im- . plim4nl 3fl Plan* lUrfM* 30 Nottl«m«n 31 You tnd m» 31 Biltl* horN * 94 Artmert · rochflih 3T Pr*«lplt«lloii 3K Dud* 3» Bluml»r«4 H . 41 Toi»«M 1 " W i d e s t Range ··/ Montana Is the state with Wrt. : 4S To pile* 41 Thlnlr Wuhlndton Ntw* Burwu ---. 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