Independent from Long Beach, California on April 5, 1962 · Page 19
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P«g« B.4-INDEPENDENT IM« IMA ··»·· Itun, All* 1 INI tmd Goliath EDITORIAL Tomahawk and Arrow A DRAMATIC REMINDER of the wisdom of maintaining manned bombers as well as missiles In the defense system is provided by the report of a false alarm that sent planes with loads of H-bombs rushing to the runways last Nov. 24. The alert occurred just before dawn when lights on a signal board Indicated that something was wrong. It was one of two things: a malfunction in communications, or an attack on the missile warning system. In the latter case, the nation would be at war. During the moments of doubt, bomber bases all over the world were nlcrted. Planes were made ready. No countdown was started, however, for the intercontinental missiles. Fortunately, no such countdown became necessary; within four minutes, the trouble was traced to a breakdown in communications. The important point is that the bombers were ready and, in the event of delay in tracing the trouble, could have been cent into the air--and then, when the alarm was discovered to be false, could have been recalled without any harm done. With missiles it is not quite so simple. They travel faster than manned bombers; therefore, the period of possible recall is shorter. To be precise, a missile is not recalled; it is destroyed. Even though you manage to destroy your missiles before they reach their targets, the fact remains that you have used up a substantial part of your attack force. The manned bomber and the missile bear roughly the same relationship to one another as an arrow bears to a tomahawk. The longer a human hand retains control, the more flexible the weapon--and the safer at those times of uncertainty when you need readiness without irretrievable commitment of your force. Two Times Nothing PROGRAMMING REMAINS in the Dark Ages, hut electronic inventions continue to advance the technical side of television. First, there was plain black and white television--the marvel of the century, more powerful than the pool room and the drug store magazine rack combined in getting the American child off the street and into the presence of mediocrity. Next, the remote control switch, permitting the underexercised American to get even less exercise while sitting with his beer in front of his one-eyed keeper. Then, color television, a splendid refinement which allowed the viewer not only to see what a lousy job the TV industry was doing, but showed it to him in living color. The latest gadget is a device that permits him to see two different television programs at the same time. This is of dubious value when the programs could be Soupy Sales on one side of the screen and a 1036 gangster movie on the other. We can now see more and more of less and less. Progress? THIS IS GOING Tl BE TOUGH -WITHOUT A ROCK/ STRICTLY PERSONAL Ruthless Men Often Insecure :tr DREW PEARSON With Rusk Abroad, JFK j* Handled State Department The Tizzy About Lizzy WILL nURTlE GIVE up Sybil for Lizzy? Will Lizzy go back to Eddie in a tizzy? Will Eddie give up Lizzy without competing with Burtie? (To put it another way: Is he nurty?) Does Burtie really love Lizzy more than Sybil? Or did he merely and understandably want to nibble Her car? Should Sybil try to meet Eddie? Or does she know him already? DORIS FLESON Docs Lizzy want Burtie? Does Eddie love Debbie? Some say yes, some no, some mebby. Docs Emlyn think Sybil will take Burtie back? What then of Lizzie? Alas and alack! Somebody loses and somebody wins. Somebody pays for these dreadful sins. So shed your tears, shed 'em by the bucket--Then get in line for your movie ducat. PEARSON Hickenlooper Stand Fails in Senate on V.N. Issue WASHINGTON -- Sen. Bourke Hickenlooper of "Iowa has flunked his first test as chairman of the Republican Senate conference. A hard core of bin conserve lives who dislike the United Nation has _. rebelled FI.EESON against the agreed compromise on the U.N. bond issue and thrown the outcome into doubt. The administration still has the votes to pass it, but then it had the votes to pass the original bond proposal That isn't all it wants. It wants a big margin which Senate conferees can wave in the face of a reluctant House. The rebellious Republicans argue that the rompromise is not a real compromise at nil hut a surrender, and there Is some suhst.inre in their claim. Nonetheless, thry can't win in the Senate and they have probably scared their own side in the House. FOR WHAT they have done is to put the right-wing brand on hostility to the proposal In any form. This is a minority position, dangerous at best, and the more so because polls «how that the public heavily supports the international peace forum. Moderate Republicans understand thii and will not want to appear to be following a right-wing leadership on the issue. Tha party was In a safe position when it* liberals, tnmtalled by Sea George Aikcn of Vermont, attacked the Kennedy proposals. It_ was the view of Minority Leader Everett Dirkscn, always astute in these matters, that even an undesirable compromise was necessary to keep it safe. He was taken by surprise, as was Hickenlooper, at the bitterness of feeling revealed in the caucus. That bitterness was revealed by the rebels with unusual frankness. · · · · THINGS HAVE not been going well for them. It is true. Just before they walked into the caucus they had seen Wall Street Journal headlines suggesting that the Democrats might spring an upset this year and increase their power in the first off- year election of the Kennedy regime. National Chairman William Miller .figures that such stories cost the party campaign contribution*, even if they are not true. A large b o d y of opinion which thinks they nre true has been gathering recruits in unexpected places. This is not the first Instance where the more conservative part of the minority has shown disatisfactlon with Dirkscn's flexibility. Generally, Republicans have been responsive to his plea that bis is the only course to follow when so b^dly outnumbered. . . . . , BUST IATIMATF.S set the strength nf anti-U.N. fortes in the Senate at not more than 20 votes. It is txhcved that another dnren or IS can be picked up when the proposition is so wrapped up as to disguise hostility to the U.N. as such. Architects of the compromise have been rushed to the Hill from the White House and State Department. The President must ask himself whether he should count his birds in the hand now instead of risking further confusion. The Republican leadership has some red faces to save. THE GREEK YEAR Included 12 months of alternate 29 and 30 days and, as a result, was only 354 days long. WASHINGTON. -- Dean Rusk has now become secretary of state again. ' While he was in Geneva attending the disarma- mentconfcr- cnce, the real secretary of state was none other than John F. Kennedy. There was almost no detail JFK did, not handle. He personally cneckcd on State Department staff work, conferred with State Department subordinates, made decisions on Individual countries. He even got involved in State Department personnel problems. Kennedy was also on the transatlantic telephone to President Do Gaulle in Paris and Prime Minister Macmillan in London--which, however, is not unusual. He phones the heads of states in NATO countries, including Chancellor Adenauer, more than any other American president. In this case, he conferred with DC Gaulle about the Algerian crisis. In addition, Kennedy was on the telephone to Rusk in Geneva on every important move and ordered him to wait in Geneva for the new Berlin proposal being readied by Foreign Minister Gromyko. It turned nut In he a rehash of past proposals. · * · » THE PUBLIC didn't know It, hut Kennedy also handled personally the demand of Chiang Kai-shek that he he allowed to invade the Chinese mainland. With Chinese unrest increased by the food s h o r t a g e , Chiang claimed the time was ripe. Kennedy considered this carefully, finally decided the risk of precipitating World War III was too great Instead he ordered a close watch on Chiang to make sure he doesn't attempt an invasion without U. S. help. It was also the President who made the decision to call Ambassador Everett Drumright hastily h o m e from Formosa before the State Department papers were published on past U.S.- Chinese relations. They are somewhat embarrassing. Kennedy also studied economic and political reports on every Latin-American country and even got into the act as to whether President Goulart of Brazil should address a joint session of Congress. He also read the latest intelligence reports on the growing crisis in Iran and decided to bring the shah to Washington for a hurry-up visit to bolster the shah's sagging rule. All in all it was a busy three weeks for JFK, Now that Secretary Rusk is back, Kennedy U turning a little of the detail back to him. By SYDNEY J. HARRIS Purely'Personal Prejudices: There Is a clock In every man. but no calendar; «nd- : 'o a calendar In every woman, but no clock; thus, men re-- » member times, but are weak on dates, like anniversaries: * whereas women remember dates, but are weak on time, and 7 o'clock is as good as G to them. ··"··';·'·'"' All philosophies. If pushed to their logical and-uHiv.-v mate conclusions, are nonsense--for the universe is too vast, too varied and too subtle to be contained in any structure or system of thought A person who has no genuine sense of pity for the weak is missing 8 basic source of strength; for one of the prime moral forces that comprises greatness and strength of character Is a feeling of mercy. The ruthless man. au fond, is always a weak and frightened man. ·£ ·*· "A" HARRIS. BOTH TOO MUCH and too little money distort one's.. attitude toward it; as William Feather observed./^e petty economies of the rich are Just as amazing a*,}jje silly extravagances of the poor." : -"-.' 1 have never understood why prostitutes are arrested but their customers are set free; and the only rea*a-I can think of is that laws are made by men and not' by women. ;; ii, . · · Once a slang phrase really catches on and puts v its roots down into the language, it's hard to conceive what was used before it as an equivalent; for instance, until "it's for tha birds" came Into use. what did we say to ex,press the same attitude? PATIENCE IS AT the heart of every art, every craft, every science: and the real charge against the beatnik artists is not their morals or their manners but their, lack* of inner discipline, their refusal to work quietly, steadily, and patiently, perfecting their craft in private. When a person Imagines that he or she is "in love' with two different people at the same time, all this means is that neither of the love-objects meets the full specifications. r./X" THE GREATEST mistake reformers make Is thinking, either secretly or openly, that they are better thin'the people they are trying to reform; and with this attitude no real conversion is ever possible. If the Bible teaches us' anything, it is that a sinner can get to heaven more easily than a prig. Women are slaves to the past, and men are slaves to the future; a woman tends to look back at yesteryear^ enough . . . Congressman romance, and a man to look forward to next year's enter-' Wayne Hays of Ohio con- prise; she wonders what she has lost and he calculates tinues to be the No. 1 nee- what he has to gain. '- \_ j · · dlcr of the administration on foreign policy. He's friendly hut at times also ferocious. He gets results . . . Three live-wire congressmen are running for the Senate this yean Dan Inouye, the Ha- Too Many Rerun waiian hero who lost an arm AI . ,, c in the famous "go-for-broke" Movies, He Saj s charge of the 442nd Division EDITOR: Town Meeting In Italy; Sid Yates of Chi cago, one of the most determined battlers for small business (running for the Senate in Illinois); David King of Utah, son of a famous Utah senator. Ho will run for the Senate against GOP Senator Bennett . . . Robert Kastenmeler has put the controversial speech of Dr. Hans Bcthe of Cornell University in the Congressional Record. Dr. Bethe. one of the top atomic scientists in the U.S.A., lays it on the line regarding U.S.-Sovict atomic competition ... Dick Boiling, the Kansas City congressman who was Sam Raybum's private choice to be speaker. Isn't nursing any wounds following John Me- Cormack's election. Boiling How come week after week after week the theaters in Long Beach cannot offer a complete change in programs to the citizens of Long Beach? Movies are still good entertainment but I don't think there is anything more disgusting than to get all set to take in a movie and find that every single theater in Long Beach has a re-run feature in addition to .the first run. "Rally 'Round the Flag Boys" and "Town Withqut Pity" have played Long Beach so many times I think I could play tha roles myself out of being forced to see them. Maybe if the theater managers would hustle tha Hollywood producers into.giv- ing them more films they might not have to put in so much time behind the candy counters. ··-· : Give us a weekly change in billings, open up the balcony and hire some old-time, pleasant ushers and usherettes. EARL E. GREGORY 1745 E. Ocean Blvd. man John Blatnik, slow- speaking Minnesotan, is one of the fastest movers in Congress when it comes to investigating highway scan- Strictly Business THE HIGHEST judge of the land. Chief Justice Earl Warren, flew 3,000 miles across the United States this week to pay tribute to another judge, in this case a judpe--Peter J. Shields. Judge Shields is lOO'ycars old today. He was bom April 5. 1802, just one year after the Civil War started. He has lived through the Civil War, the Spanish American War, and two world wars. But he continues to be a man who hopes for peace. He also continues to have his faculties, his sense.of humor, and, most important of all, his liberal outlook on life. On every birthday. Judge Shields walks into the Del Prado Restaurant in Sacramento to lunch with George E. Johnson, another 9 California liberal, to discuss f / j Alttfriff1 politics and the state of the IU '·«'«'' I*1 * nation. So Chief Justice Warren, a Republican, Is flying acro« the continent to help pay tribute to Judge Shields. Questions from our read- , ers:-- · Shocked, Disgusted "What Is the origin of the . ,, . T . is just as vigorous and ef- word "bumbershoot"?--C N. »)' "oxtnp Match fective as ever... Congress- Shepherd, Ridgewood. N. J. According to William Mor^ a leading authority on American dialects, it is an old American corruption of the "umber" of "umbrella" and the "chute" of "para EDITOR: Sport fans_all over- the country are greatly shocked, s u r p r i s e d and disgusted with the recent boxing bbut in which one of the contenders was mercilessly and dais. Nothing gets by him chutc .. u u interesting to critically beaten In an "ex... Charles Vanik, Cleveland note that parachutes ante- i,:i,:.:,,,,··,,» «,,v,i,,,,.,,,,»;',,. congressman, is one of the few who have tangled with former secretary of t h e treasury George Humphrey. Most senators shied away from Humphrey, a powerful industrial solon, but not Vanik. Italy Lends WASHINGTON /T-- The Treasury disclosed Wednesday that it borrowed an note dated airplanes by almost 150 years; they were used to jump from balloons. · Balloons were sometimes used to observe battles, even before Napoleon's time. In fact, the Russian Emperor Alexander III attempted to use a dirgiblc balloon In pursuit of Napoleon. (It was too cold to operate it, though!) "What is the most difficult language?"--A. J. Schardl, Toronto, Canada. There are several that additional $50 million of qualify for this title: Chinese. hibition" of ruthless and inhuman barbarity. Many of our colleges, particularly W e s t P o i n t , have outlawed this form of "sport," and placed boxing under taboo. Notwithstanding the fact that the winner saw the helplessness of Tits opponent, he still continued to batter this gallant"de-: fender in a state of unconsciousness. Knowing · well that his opponent was unable to defend himself.any. longer, he still kept delivering lethal blows, and'.was so wild with exultation, that he never stopped, until finally the referee stopped, him by pulling him away Democrat, as the University I(a | ian currcnc y last month because of its system of writ- from the unconscious man -r f-»i:r A .«: A ..imA* _ *^rtr !nr F*kimn. Welsh nnd some flnt nn hi* hark · ' '· *... you will make lhat big ole In Ihe AJax Company.. you will make that MR sale lo the A|« Company..." California names a park in the judge's honor in commemoration of his founding of the agricultural college of the university. * · · · DYNAMIC John Dingeil of Detroit Is the only congressman who has spoken out against the new natural gas advisory committee appointed by t h e Federal Power Commission. Dingeil has been an alert consumer watchdog in the past . . . Congressman Dan Flood of Pennsylvania, author of the depressed areas hill. has been quietly needling the administration for more action to help the depressed areas, n.in thinks things have gone f.nrly well, but not fast to bolster its efforts to strengthen the dollar in international money markets. This was the department'! second borrowing of Italian lire, bringing the total to $75 million. inp, Eskimo, Welsh and some African languages, because of the length of the words, Xosa, a Zulu language, because of the labial-clicks, nnd numerous others. Many authorities t h i n k that Basque, a mysterious and apparently pre-glacial language still spoken in and The Treasury has agreed around the Pyrenees is the the Bank of Italy me* difficult for a non- Basque to absorb. There Is an amusing Spanish proverb, about the difficulty of Basque: Cuantla Dint quiso cnstigor ol tJinblo, lo conrffno a csludinr el va«- nicnsc por sictc nnns.-- "When God wished to punish the devil, he condemned him negotiated ( O study Basque for seven years." flat on his back. It is my opinion thathoth the "winner" and the referee were equally culpably ;jsnd blameworthy. -;· ·-' ADOLPHUS WESCHLER 244 Elm Ave., Apt 4.'»;- to pay 2.75 per cent interest annually on the latest borrowing. At the same time, the department announced that it had paid off the remaining $23 million of a Swiss currency loan last year. DMW H. RlM«r« ___ . HiriU M. H*M «··' M imtf C. Cim«r»«__O«M. M«M t«rrr CMIM " ··«. MMMtr L A CHOI V___l«. OH"""' MIKIM iKn - citatnt .£*'·' MiM E. San--- -Nitt AffvtrtttMt »«**rt**l1nTt1 IIIMW J»MI IK. WITH «nnn it Nfw Twt - MI rmt »«»«·· CMm __ wrwHT ·»·

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