Independent from Long Beach, California on March 16, 1966 · Page 8
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Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 8

Long Beach, California
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Wednesday, March 16, 1966
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L. A. C. SAYS Attack by Innuendo Dangerous Politics o Next World to Conquer? How About Earth! MEDICINE AND YOU INDEPENDENT-*.** 1-3 A S S E M B L Y M A N George Deukmejian has followed up his first attack on his hopeful successor Jim Hayes by a letter stating "There are many other reasons why I am not going to vote for Mr. Hayes--observing Dr. Parkinson's "Eleventh Commandment," which says, 'Thou Shall Not Speak 111 of Any Republican.' I do riot intend to make these reasons public because I believe they would give aid to the Democratic party nominee should Mr. Hayes win the primary." ·* * * HE GOES ON to say, however, that if Hayes is nominated for tha Assembly seat he will vote for him in the November finals. It seems to this writer that this is carrying party loyalty too far. If I hear of any acts of Hayes that indicate he is unfit for public office I will vote for the Democrat rather than for a Republican who is unfit for office. But to date neither Deukmejian nor anyone else has presented such facts. This attack by innuendo is a great disservice to the Republican party t h a t should be cleared up immediately. Deukmejian owes it to the party and to Mr. Hayes to clearly state "these other reasons." It is no time for creating party disunity over what may be personal differences. There is nothing the American people detest more than attacks by innuendo. It is used by some individuals--and columnists--but it leaves a bad taste that reacts to the advantage of the one attacked, and against the one attacking by innuendo. The letter by Deukmejian was sent to "All Republican Leaders in Long Beach" so it cannot be considered a confidential matter. * * * IT IS ONE of the most unfor- tunate incidents, as concerns the Republican party in Long Beach. It has destroyed the hope for party unity at a time when it is so needed in the coming elections. It has weakened Deukmejian in his race for the newly created State Senate seat he is seeking. It all started with an advertisement by Hayes* supporters which we repeat: "With the retirement of Assemblyman George Deukmejian in the 39th District, his long-time supporter and vice mayor of the City of Long Beach James Hayes has declared as a candidate for the post. "The public response and support for his campaign has been tremendous. Since it is physically impossible to personally contact every one, we thought that by providing this handy p l e d g e form everyone would have the chance to join in electing Jim Hayes to the Assembly." * * * DEUKMEJIAN contends' this implied that he was supporting Hayes. It does not say so. It should have said Deukmejian was a candidate for the Senate --but that seems a minor point to cause the type of attack made by him. It may be he is supporting one of the other GOP candidates, which is his right. But in my opinion he has helped Hayes--and will continue to do so u n l e s s he now comes out with precise reasons for his attack. It was his right to retire from the Assembly race for that of the Senate. But it is poor politics to attempt to choose his successor when he has his own race to consider. It is time for open statements--not innuendos. --L.A.C. (LA.C.'i column, by I. A. Collini Sr., liln other columns, it an ·xpnuiion of personal opinion and doai not necessarily reflect the considered opinion of this newspaper.) THE PEOPLE in charge of this nation's spac* effort are already debating what new world to conquer after we reach the moon. The answer may be right under their noses--the earth. . If some of the technological momentum generated by the race into space could somehow be switched over to the race between population and resources here on earth, a lot of the anxieties about both of them might be removed. One scientist thinks it can be done. Speaking before the recent meeting of the American Astronautical Society in San Diego, Dr. Peter D. Castruccio, director of IBM Federal Systems Division's advanced space programs, listed a few things satellites could be designed to do. Besides the much-talked-about possibilities of forecasting and controlling weather, they could: Discover tillable land below them as they scanned tne world in their orbits. Conduct geological surveys to locate new sources of fuel and minerals. Examine crops by means of infrared techniques to spot diseases which are invisible from the ground. Map snowfields and glaciers as possible sources of water. Also, detect underground streams, which are estimated to carry 3,000 times as much water as known surface rivers. Any one of these satellite services could more than repay the vast investment that has been made in space research. Future generations may think so, anyway. By KNZINSER LIQUOR for snake bite? It may be OK, after all, in some cases, new research indicates. The liqucr approach is valid only in certain instances, however, according to Dr. Herbert Stahnke of the Poisonous Animals Research Laboratory of Arizona State University. Only certain liquors are good antidotes for snake venom, he explains. Dr. Stahnke, a zoologist, conducting research with laboratory rats, says that both Scotch and vodka significantly reduced mortality from snake venom. But tequila and brandy increased the death rate--an effect, he says, that was due to their high sugar content. The liquor "cure" for snake bite has been discounted by physicians for years despite a popular background. One well-known example in literature appears in the noVel "Huckleberry Finn" when Huck's friend, the runaway slave Jim, is bitten by a rattlesnake. Jim swigs whisky from a jug and recovers. In Dr. Stahnke's experiments, large dosages of alcoholic beverages were administered. "The rats got pretty stoned," he reports in Medical World News, newsmagazine for physicians. * * * A RADAR CANE for the blind has been developed by a blind physics professor at Haverford College in Pennsylvania. The developer, Dr. Thomas A. Benham, says the cane cannot yet detect i "Our mo/or campaign issue of 19(6 wi'H, of course, be ''fi- liation--it's traditional!" a curb, but it can warn of sharper drops, including stairways. He is now refining the device, which transmits signals to the blind person's hand. * * * SEVERE HEADACHE and hike in blood pressure have been reported among patients taking the antidepres- sion drug Parnate and later eating cheese or herring, or drinking wine. And now. chicken livers have been added to the list. Six cases of blood-pressure increase occurred after Parnate-taking patients ate chicken livers in a Hartford, Conn., phychiatric hospital. The patients suffered headache, nausea, dizziness and heart palpitation. The report is in Americaif Journal of Psychiatry. EFF. MARCH 21 GEORGE ROBESOX Fur-Plucker's Lot Not an Easy One PERHAPS SOME OF YOUR neighbors are leg-cutters, teeth-cutters, gluers-off or hot-pond men. Or'box- press kickers or large-roll men or end- shakers. These are a few of the 21,741 good, honest occupations listed under 35,550 different job titles in the "Dictionary of Occupational Titles," published by the U. S. Department of Labor. Some congressmen got a little steamed up a couple of days ago because thuir job wasn't listed. I looked in the book (you can, too --it's in the Public Library), and sure enough, there was no occupation listed between "conformed pad-former" and "conical mixer," where "congressman" should be. I found a "cob-sawyer," who cuts cobs into specified lengths for corncob pipes. I found "dope-fireman," who works in construction and roof materials and "dope-foreman," who is either your boss or a man who supervises the protective coating of pipes. x I had trouble finding "columnist" because I was spelling it "collumnist," but there it was: One who "writes feature columns, appearing periodically ... based on personal observations ' and experience with subject matter. . . ." It went on to tell how a columnist interviews celebrities. The last celebrity I saw was the baby elephant with Ringling Bros. Circus that sprayed mud all over my suit when I got too close to her. Did you know that an "acetone button-paster" pastes metal shanks on plastic buttons or that an "aging floorman" ages alkali cellulose in the manufacture of cellophane? There's a "hooker inspector," a title that sounds as though it should be emblazoned on a large, garish lapel- button at a convention. But it means one who examines cloth for weaving defects. * ·*· * A "TOOTHPICKER" is no more uncouth than an "opera-hat tipper" is suave. The first works with pearls in jewelry manufacturing and the second shellacks cloth over the spring-framework of opera-hats. And there is no connection between a "bottom-duster" who cleans the soles of shoes before finishing and a "butt-trimmer," who a · meat-cutter. A fur-plucker is a man with an exacting job. He plucks the long, coarse hairs from the pelts of beavers, muskrats and seals. He is not to be confused with a "fur-puller," who does something esle, I forget what. But the fur-plucker's job cannot be half so exacting as that of a "germ- separator." Man, that sounds tedious. Some of the unlikely job-titles are "ham-hock" mopper," "gutter-mouth cutter" and "horse-identifier." That last one, I suppose, stands around saying, "That's a horse, and that's a horse, and that's. . . ." Probably connected with "Operation Headstart" for city kids. I found a number of medical specialties listed under "doctor," but no obstetrician. There was, however, an "impregnation inspector" elsewhere in the book. In consecutive listing, I found a "knocker-down," a "knocker- off," a "knock-out man" and a "knock- up man." Here's the Labor Department's whimsical decription of a "strip-tease dancer": "Entertains audiences by gradually divesting herself of clothing to the accompaniment of music, displaying deminine assets in a teasing or provocative manner." Of all the job-titles I checked, the occupation described in the most minute detail was that of "pretzel- twister." A pretzel-twister, it said, "twists round strips of dough to form into pretzels; picks pieces of dough from conveyor and holds one end between thumb and forefinger of each hand; flips dough into loop and presses ends to outer circumference; arranges pretzels on tray for baking; records number of pretzels twisted." * * + I HOPE YOU REMEMBER that, because you may never hear it again. Pretzel-twisting is a vanishing art They very next occupation listed was "pretzel-twisting machine operator," so you see that automation has made inroads even there. There was a time when we could munch on a hand-twisted pretzel, | crafted by a proud and skilled arti- j san. Now aii the pretzels look the same. I It's comforting, though, to think there will never be an automated horse-identifier. Probably. Have you discovered Delta's Big discounts on "Discover America" Fares? Regular DayTourist RoundTrips! It's for all ages... It means reserved seats... It's good for 30 days! 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