Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on May 2, 1963 · Page 21
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Tucson, Arizona
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Thursday, May 2, 1963
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Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TIM Asiodited Press is entitled exclusively to the use for republlcatlon of all (he local news printed In this newspaper as well as all AP news dispatches MEMBER OF UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHED BY THE CITIZEN PUBLISHING CO. Established 1870 Phone MA 2-5855 PAGE 22 THURSDAY EVENING, MAY 2, 1963 County Fair Development Calls For New Approach The Pima County Fair has been remarkably successful and popular in recent years--under the circumstances. The circumstances referred to, which work against growth and development of the County Fair, are primarily those of i n s u f f i c i e n t ground area and inade- q u a t e buildings. When the Southern Arizona I n t e r n a t i o n a l Livestock Show was combined with the f a i r a few years ago, the big annual event was made doubly interesting. But the limitations of space and f a c i l i t i e s became doubly apparent and important. The county fairgrounds itself comprises only 39 acres on South Sixth Avenue at I r v i n g t o n Road. But the property actually belongs to the City of Tucson. Most of it is leased to the Tucson Chamber of Commerce and in turn subleased to the county. The Chamber of Commerce interest in the property stems f r o m its a n n u a l rodeo. Obviously, the extent to which Pima County can, or wants to, develop the fairgrounds on subleased land is limited. The whole problem of ownership and jurisdiction is ever present. And that problem lies on top of the problem created by having only 39 acres available for everything. It was with considerations such as these in m i n d that Pima County's Board of Supervisors, together with the livestock association and the county f a i r board, recently did e n t e r t a i n a proposition for the county to purchase Rillito Race Track. The county would have taken over the entire 89-acre property and leased the race track and associated f a c i l i t i e s back to the Rillito track ownership for its regular racing season. In addition, the county could have operated its own annual County Fair racing days there. Before there was much public notice of the deal being under consideration, it fell through. Other aspects of it are of no meaning at this p o i n t . But the county's need and the county's ambitions--to develop a county f a i r g r o u n d s worthy of the name and suited to the needs of this thriving area--remain the same. County Supervisor Dennis Weaver has made a suggestion which deserves careful consideration by his fellow county o f f i c i a l s and by those associated with the fair and livestock show. He proposed that the county acquire as much as a section--640 acres--of federal land in the perimeter of Tucson. The county is permitted to buy such land for park and recreation uses for a nominal $2.50 per acre. A square-mile site acquired now, probably west or even south or northwest of Tucson, could be developed over the years to come. There would be ample space for substantial and p e r m a n e n t f a c i l i t i e s for the fair livestock show, the county's own race track, for parking and for recreation uses. It would be a practical project for a growing county, in the same way the City of Tucson has developed R a n d o l p h Park. Under the circumstances that exist now, the county f a i r and livestock show face an uncertain f u t u r e . Why pour more capital f u n d s into subleased and insuf- f i c i e n t grounds? The R i l l i t o race track purchase, though it d i d n ' t occur, has pointed the need and the timeliness of a new approach by Pima County. What's New In Houses? If the big crowds a t t e n d i n g the 1963 Parade of Homes at 9001 E. Speedway are any indication, Tuc- sonians are m i g h t y interested in houses. And the p a r a d e offers a good place and easy way to i n d u l g e that interest. Consisting of 10 houses grouped in a one-block area, the parade is designed to show the variety of architectural styles and construction techniques currently a v a i l a b l e in Tucson. The Tucson Home Builders Association, by providing a convenient g r o u p i n g of d i f f e r e n t types of homes, has rendered a service to browsers, dreamers and p l a n n e r s . The p a r a d e will be open through May 52. Most f a m i l i e s w i l l enjoy it, whether they are now in the m a r k e t for a new house or simply d r e a m i n g of a distant day when they w i l l be. DEN MS THE MENACE IU STOP RUNNIN' UP 'M DOWN THE AISLES IF Y0t/U vo; KEEP HOLMES ALEXANDER Fulbright Lobby Investigation Whatever your troubles, be glad your name isn't R i c h a r d Klemfuss, Irving Davidson, Hamilton W r i g h t , Michael Deane, Walter Surrey or Monroe Karasik. These are the candidates, following lobbyist John O'Donnell, who will next move to the hot seat of Sen. Fulbright's Foreign Relations Committee, which is investigating how "nondiplo- matic agents" influence American foreign policy. MR. O'DONNELL recent!}' escaped from the hot seat with a hole in his trousers through which fell the five per cent lobbyist fee that he clipped from the $73 million which the USA agreed to pay the Philippine Republic for war damage. In fine, taxpayers' money was used to prime the pump that sent taxpayers' money to a foreign government. Moreover, Mr. O'Donnell used $5,500 of his enrichment to c o n t r i b u t e to the campaign funds of 19 senators and congressmen who showed "enthusiasm" for the legislation he was promoting. FULBRIGHT IS NOW on the hunt for similar and related examples of agents who are hired by foreign governments to get things clone in Washington. The persons whose names apoear at the head of this column are dulv listed at the Justice Department as representing; uovernmnnt enterprises of the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Israel, Italy. Frpf^ China, Mexico, South Africa and Sweden. There is no Imnlication of in their beine called as witnesses. But I venture the informed o n i n i o n t h a t Ful- hri«ht exnerts to find that attempts to infhiencp American ooinion and legislation have been made by propagandized movies and tv strips, canned editorials for weekly newspapers, contributions to congressional campaign funds and various forms of hucksterism. NO DOUBT IT IS IN the public interest for Americans to hear about these things, but it'll be interesing to see how far Fulbright goes and where he stops. Each year, for example, the same gang turns up to lobby and testify for foreign aid, for special tariff favors to the Common Market, for trade-and-aid concessions to Tito's Yugoslavia and Communist Poland. Mr. O'Donnell got into trouble partly because he served on the Philippines War Damage Commission in the 1950's and as lobbyist for the War Damage Bill in the 19fiO's. But George Ball, now Under Secretary of State, has a similar history. His former law firm represented the Common Market--and now Ball, in the State Department, is one of its constant boosters and aooloeists. WHERE DOES SUCH an investigation leave off? Maybe it shouldn't leave off without a look at the Fulbright Scholarships. This famous program was sponsored by the Senator in lf)46, and described bv an ad- m i r i n g Britisher as "the largest and most significant movement of scholars across the face of the earth since the fall of Con- stantinonle in 1453." Well, it's easy to see how foreigners would be happy with an exchange program, financed bv American monies--but while the Senator is probing the subject of "nondiolomatic agencies." he miht ask how much thpse Fu'bnsht scholars do to brichtRn the American ima°e. My guess would be -- not Very much. Copvrlahl 1943 Letters To The Editor CONCERNED THAN WE To the Editor: The April 25 article on Viet Nam was interesting from a news analyst. I would like to quote from a friend of mine who is serving in the United States Army in Viet Nam as to his viewpoint: "1 HAVE A somewhat different outlook on the events here than I did before I arrived. I think that quite a bit of news coverage that arrives in the states is not accurate. I was almost of the impression when 1 left the U.S. that the people here cared little about the war. Actually these Vietnamese are more anti-Communist than a good many people in the U.S. Even the opposition parties are in s u p p o r t of President Diem's (pronounced Zim) drive to destroy the influence of the Viet Cong. I don't think that the people here are afraid of the VC any more, and I think that the loyalists will have things under control before too -much longer. "THERE IS A newspaper published here by Vietnamese in English called the Vietnam Times. It has detailed information on the events transpiring both here and in Laos. It has also been covering the situation involving Miro Cardona and the Cuban exiles. The Cuban situation at present is a marked contrast to what the U.S. purpose is in Southeast Asia. While I am over here supposedly making the world "safe for democracy," Kennedy is in the U.S. trying to make the Western Hemisphere "safe for communism." I hope this irregularity is not going unnoticed. I can assure you that, even from here, people are watching what the U.S. will do about Cuba" I WISH THAT I could assure my friend, who may, as others have and are doing, give his life for his country, that the people in the U.S. were as concerned about Cuba and the threat of communism as the people in Viet Nam are. WILLIAM EARVEN Safford, Ariz. WE PAY FOR OUR OWN DESTRUCTION To the Editor: Thank you much for your articles on the disarmament plan. You are doing a wonderful job of informing the citizenry of what is going on in our country. PLEASE continue w i t h the policy. There are dissenters from the left and sometimes I wonder if they really study the situation before they voice their opinions on how wonderful one world government, through the U.N., would be. How would they like all kinds of for :ign t r o o p s stationed here forcing "Peace" on us at gun point, as they did in Katanga? . . . THE IDEALS of the U.N. sounded good in the beginning. They just have not worked out. Let's face it. The African-Asian Communist bloc outnumbers us already. The only t h i n a we do now by supporting the U.N. is pay for our own destruction. Let's be realistic about this. MRS. R. H A R R I S 1439 E. Hedrick Dr. HOW TO GET A CIVIC AUDITORIUM To the Editor: Your April 24 editorial pertaining to the civic auditorium states that the proposed tax in the form of increased room and restaurant taxes would produce nearly triple the $120,000 annual estimated cost to the city. IF THIS IS SO, then why not have the sponsoring groups u n d e r w r i t e t h e bonds and each year bank the profits, using these profits to retire the bonds as they become due. This would eliminate any chance of a burden on the taxpayers. If this system were put in effect I'm certain no complaint would be heard from the taxpayers who are already heavily burdened with bonds. ANOTHER SYSTEM that could be adopted would be to create a special fund over a period of years and when enough money is on hand, construction of the auditorium could be started without causing a burden to anyone. Every time a bond is floated, regardless for what purpose, it .nust be paid back with interest and the i n t e r e s t itself always amounts to a sizeable amount. It decreases the buying power of the people in the area, and subsequently the local merchants s u f f e r with the taxpayers as the people have less purchasing power. WARREN C. PLETTL 6402 Baylor Dr. GREATEST DANGER NOT FROM THE RIGHT To the Editor: I was quite disappointed to read in the Citizen for April 20 a UPI release entitled "Right Wing Pressures o n C h u r c h e s R e - laxed." IT IS NOT LIKE an Arizona paper, least of all the Citizen, to print material which is such a distortion of the t r u t h , even if it does come from UPI. The author of this article, Mr. Louis Cassels, apparently subscribes to the popular theory that all of our political, economic, and social troubles today are to be blamed on pressures from the "radical right." Now I have never quite been able to understand this theory, in view of the fact that the conservative elements exert virtually negligible influence in our world touay, while those of the sacrosanct and untouchable left hold over one billion persons in absolute tyranny, and are not satisfied even with that number. MR. CASSELS speaks of "widespread confusion and discord" i n A m e r i c a n churches caused by charges of "Communists-in-the clergy." He does not appear to be concerned whether any of those charges m i g h t have some foundation. I would like to be able to say that they did not (since communism is completely antithetical to any religion but its own), but this would be wishful thinking, as the following example illustrates: A few years ago a well-established Brooklyn parish was permanently dissolved by the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island, as the result of incidents involving Communist activity on the part of its clergy. AS FAR AS the National Council of Churches is concerned, it suffices to note that some of their activity is at least open to question. The record will show that the NCC DOES favor federal aid to education; the NCC DID go on record as favoring U.S. recognition of Red China, and the admission of Red China to the U.N.; the NCC HAS attacked the House Committee on Un-American Activities. The question of whether the NCC's pronouncements actually reflect the views of the large numbers of persons which it claims to represent is also a relevant one, as is evidenced by a recent poll of over 8,000 Protestant clergymen, 87 per cent of whom were AGAINST the recognition or admission of Red China. NO, GOOD CITIZENS, our greatest danger is not from the pressures of the radical right. The very grave threat which DOES present itself should be clear enough to all of us. GEO. D. MARSHALL, III Chaplain's Assistant, U.S. Army Fort Huachuca, Ariz. WILL WE TAKE THIS LYING DOWN? To the Editor: The following announcement under "Newsgram" in the April 29 issue of U.S. News and World Report, has haunted me for days. Here it is: "Cuba is to be damped down as an issue. Castro will be pretty much left alone. Russians, now deeply entrenched in Cuba, will be, too." I wonder if the majority of Americans and Congress are going to take this lying down? Many Latin American countries, almost the entire O.A.S. are begging us and awaiting a strong stand or. Cuba, which they pledge themselves to support. IT IS POSSIBLE the U.N. Charter keeps our administration in this "twilight zone" of irresolution. However, it is confusing to see the Communist*,, also under the U.N. Charter pledge, taking military and any other action in their so-called "spheres of influence" or any other spot which they feel can serve their interests. What can we do about it? ONE WAY WOULD be to get out of the U.N. Another way is to flood Congress with letters or telegrams, d e m a n d i n g positive immediate action to rid Cuba once and for all of Castro and the Communists. K A T H E R I N E H. SAWYER 5865 W. Rocking Circle St. O'Donnell, Lobbyist By Congressional Quarterly Many--but not all--of the congressmen who received 1960 campaign contributions from J o h n A. O'Donnell, l o b b y i s t f o r Philippine interests, voted in favor of the Philippine War Claims Act when it first came before Congress in 1962. In the House, the bill was sponsored by Rep. Clement J. Zablocki (D-Wis.), who had received a $2,000 campaign contribution f r o m O'Donnell in 1960. Another House sponsor was Rep. George P. Miller (D-Calif.), who received a $500 1960 campaign gift from O'Donnell. The c o n t r i b u t i o n s were brought out in Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearings April 18. The Senate sponsor was Assistant Majority Leader Hubert H. Humphrey (D- Minn.), whose 1960 re-election campaign O'Donnell had aided to the extent of $500. (Humphrey later said he had no personal knowledge of the gift.) THE BILL was first brought to the House floor for a vote May 9, 1962. Economy a d v o c a t e s launched a strong attack on the measure and it was defeated, 171 to 201. Strong protests from the Philippines and the Kennedy administration resulted, however, in reversal of the House action Aug. 1. The bill then went to the Senate where it passed by voice vote Aug. 16. In all the 1962 House and Senate action, there was only one record vote--the first House vote May 9. Of the 18 House members who received contributions f r o m O'Donnell i n 1960, four were defeated for re-election that year. Of the remainder, nine supported the bill on the May 9, 1.962 roll call, four opposed it and one was unrecorded. LISTED BELOW are the 18 House recipients, notation of how much money they received, the political complexion of their districts and how they voted on the May 9 test: REP. JAMES J. Delaney (D) of the "safe Democratic" New York 7th District, received $100, voted yes (in favor of the bill). Rep. John D. Dingell (D) of the "safe Democratic" Michigan 15th District, received $300, voted yes. Rep. Daniel J. Flood (D) of the "safe Democratic" Pennsylvania l l t h District, received $200, not recorded on the vote. REP. EARL HOGAN (D) of the d o u b t f u l Indiana 9th District, received $200, defeated for re-election. Rep. W. Pat Jennings (D) of the d o u b t f u l Virginia 9th District, received $200, voted no (against the bill). Rep. Walter H. Judd (R) of the safe Republican Minnesota 5th District, received $500, voted yes. (Following re- districting of the state, Judd was defeated for reelection in 1962.) REP. EUGENE J. KEOGH (D) of the safe Democratic New York 9th District, received $200, voted yes. Rep. Robert W. Levering (D) of the d o u b t f u l Ohio 17th District, received $300, defeated for re-election. Rep. Joseph W. Martin Jr. (R), f o r m e r Speaker of the House, of the safe Republican Massachusetts 14th District, received $100, voted yes. REP. GEORGE McGovern (D), running for the Senate in South Dakota, received $100, was defeated in 1960 but won the other South Dakota Senate seat in 1962. Rep. Clifford G. Mclntire (R) of the safe Republican Maine 3rd District, received $400, voted y e s . R e p . George P. Miller (D) of the safe Democratic California 8th District, received REP. WILLIAM E. Miller (R) of the safe Republican New York 40th District, received $100 check which he did not cash; also received $500 check which he accepted on behalf of the National Republican Congressional Committee of which he was then chairman. On the bill, Miller voted no. Rep. Thomas P. O'Neill JrT (D) of the safe Democratic Massachusetts l l t h District, received $100, voted yes. Rep. W. R. Poage (D) of the safe Democratic Texas l l t h District, received a $300 check which he never cashed, voted no. REP. STANLEY A. Prokop (D) of the doubtful Pennsylvania 10th District; received $100, was defeated for re-election. Rep. Albert H. Quie (R) of the safe Republican Minnesota 1st District, received $200, voted no. Rep. Clement J. Zablocki (D) of the safe Democratic Wisconsin 4th District, received $2,000, voted yes. Zablocki said he had turned the money over to the Democratic National Committee for Jefferson- Jackson Day dinners in 1960 and 1961. Copyright 1943 Arizona Album EARLY DAY HISTORIANS Edited By Albert R. Buehman J. ROSS B R O W N E , TOURIST-HISTORIAN When J. Ross Browne, shown here, toured Arizona in 1864 and wrote a detailed account of his travels, he wrote Arizona history. A keen observer and talented illustrator, his book on Arizona is a "must" in any southwestern literary collection. His book on Arizona was reprinted several years ago by the Tucson publishing house of Arizona Silhouettes. So great was the interest t h a t a second edition, unlimited, was brought out in the fall of '51. This rare photo of John Ross Browne was published m Cosmopolitan in January, 1891. (Courtesy of Arizona Silhouettes.) They Need Each Other By ART BUCHWALD Every time things get q u i e t , or comparatively quiet, between East and West, the rumors start f l y - ing that Khrushchev is on his way out and that there is a new struggle In the Kremlin for power. In our own country when things quiet down, the rumors have it that President Kennedy will have no chance of getting through his program, and he is certain of being cut down on all his requests. THE SAD FACT, whether they like it or not, is t h a t Khrushchev needs Kennedy and Kennedy needs Khrushchev and I wouldn't be surprised if the "hot line" between Moscow and Washington serves a purpose other than to prevent accidental war. I can see, in the not-too- distant future, this conversation taking place between the two heads of state. "Mr. Khrushchev, I'm sorry to bother you, but I was wondering when you were planning to send another man in orbit. I'm having a terrible time getting space funds. Is there any chance of getting a Russian up in space in the next two months?" "WE'VE BEEN trying, but we've had some setbacks. You haven't been helping me m u c h , you know, by postponing Cooper's flight. I'm having difficulty on funds also." "I'm sorry about Cooper, Mr. Khrushchev, but we've had trouble with our booster. If you could send two or three men up right now, I'll do something spectacular for you when your next budget comes up." "I'll see what I can do, Mr. Kennedy. By the way, you would be helping me quite a bit if you announced you were going to ring the Soviet Union with Polaris submarines." "HOW'S THAT?" "The Soviet Navy is having a fight for appropriations with the Soviet Army and Air Force, and a threat from you might help Soviet naval morale quite a bit." "But Mr. Khrushchev, I just announced we were giving Polaris missiles to our NATO forces. Isn't that enough?" "Make it a little stronger." "I don't want to go overboard." "May I remind you, Mr. Kennedy, that if it weren't for the Soviet troops in Cuba you would be having a great deal of trouble with your military appropriations. If you're not willing to help me on the submarines, I might be forced to withdraw all my troops from Cuba." "NO, DON'T do that, Mr. Khrushchev. But as long as we're asking favors I'd like to point out to you that because of the Communist failure to subvert many neutral countries I doubt if I'll get my foreign aid bill through this year." "We're doing the best we can for you in Viet Nam, Mr. Kennedy." Copyright 1«3 DAILY DEVOTION Ye shall receive power, after that the Hply Ghost if come upon yott. (Acts 1:8.) Power--this is the day of power. Trees can be feiled --a whole grove of hemlocks -- and the r o o t s cleared away in short order. In these days of tremendous u p h e a v a l a n d change, we can find help in the Book of Acts. It gives a summary of what Jesus continued to do through the Spirit's presence in His disciples. Called from the ordinary pursuits of life to follow Him, they received the gift of the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God with power, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to s u f f e r for His name. PRAYER FOR TODAY: Dear Father, we thank Thee for the inspiration of the lives of the early Christians. We pray for zeal and oneness of purpose such as w e r e demonstrated by those in the early church. In Jesus' name. Amen. Court*** Tucion Council ol Church*

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