Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on June 6, 1960 · Page 14
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Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona · Page 14

Tucson, Arizona
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Monday, June 6, 1960
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(EitUen HOLMES ALEXANDER M E M « E R OF THE A S S O C I A T E D PRESS Tht Atwciattd fnu li fMitltd t x c i u t i v t l y In t h t uit 'or r e r u M ct jli «n« local n«wi p r i n t f c ·" '"·' r « » i r t p e r II w«!l «l til AP newt !lirJtcht MtMBElToF THE AUDIT B U R E A U OF C I R C U L A T I O N S M E M B E K OF U N I T E D PRESS I N T E R N A T I O N A L Hatu: Hemt D»Hv«r«fl in Tuner, *0c Ptr wnk Kemt Dtlivtred OuUid* o f Tucien *v Pf « t e A n n u a l SubKripticn C«rn«r IJC « A n n u a l Subtcription v « i l J15.3C Return To Realism And Sanity? Publiihed D»ily E x c t p Sui«» PUBLISHED BY THE C I T U E N P U B L I S H I N G CC. ESTABLISHED ItTO j H O rJE M A. . 5« MONDAY EVENING, JUNE 6, I960 PAGE 14 The Unchanging Red Line "Finally, to a greater extent than we may realize, we have let the Communists, by their insistent propaganda, distort our image of ourselves. "They have called us war-mongers and imperialists until we, wanting to be neither, have become half- persuaded that we are both. They have spotlighted every unsolved problem of our society until we--always sensitive about our imperfect fulfillment of our ideals--have lost our sense of proportion and of honest accomplishment in an orgy of guilt feelings. "They have pdinted accusingly at us while describing themselves as encircled by enemies until we almost feel that we are the authors of their 'permanent revolution.'" --From "What We Must Know About Communism," Overstreet. « * * Let us not ignore the unchanging Red Line. Time For Greatness Calls For Serious Leadership In a time in this republic's history which calls for greatness, it is more saddening than entertaining to find some of the candidates for president of the United States talking and acting as if they were running for president of the sophomore class. Three distinguished senators seeking the Democratic party nomination were in California last week wooing support. They attended a "glittering $100-a- platfr-testimonial dinner" in Beverly Hills for Gov. Edmund G. Brown. The impression each made was described in an Associated Press dispatch carried in the Citizen which read: "Perhaps a talent scout in nearby Hollywood could best sum up the day--the Democrats were-impressed (impressed?) by: the youthful charm of (Sen. John) Kennedy, the Tony Perkins type; the self-assurance of (Sen. Lyndon) Johnson, a burly Texan with the aplomb of John Wayne, and the shy smile of (Sen. Stuart) Symington, a Gary Cooper from Missouri." California's meaningless p r i m a r y tomorrow- meaningless because no real candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination is r u n n i n g -- w i l l "choose" Gov, Brown as its favorite son candidate. Last week Gov. Brown raised his hands and "playfully gave his political blessing" to the three visiting hopefuls who want his support when he releases his California votes to others. Meanwhile, Adlai Stevenson, still an avowed non- candidate for the Democratic nomination, and Vice President Richard Nixon, the likely Republican nominee, are trying to confront the people of America with ·ome of the serious problems of international relations and the grim issues involved. But it's pretty hard to sell statesmanship in contrast to "youthful charm" and "shy smiles." Doesn't Sound Too Tough It was interesting and encouraging to learn from an experienced Tucson school administrator that the administrative problems of operating schools on a 12- thonth schedule would be so simple. Andy Tolson, principal of Tucson High School, obviously tried hard--too hard, in fact--to come up with obstacles when he spoke to the Chamber of Commerce Community Development and Tax Study Committee last week. He said "it's getting hard to get janitors to work at night." It would be difficult to maintain buildings used year-round. (Office buildings henceforth should be closed three months each summer for maintenance and repair.) School teachers, he said, can't take more than nine months' teaching. Those who try to teach summer school are "mean and ornery." (Teachers who would improve their income and security substantially by teaching on a 12-month basis, with more than normal vacations thrown in, might just think the idea of a year-round school is all in their favor. No more scrounging for Jl-an-hour extra jobs to supplement their income.) DE7V1V/S THE MENACE The U-2 investigation has been going on in secret but its meaning is already manifest. The Senate and people of the United States have accepted an axiom which, although iong buffeted in the windy caverns of political oratory, is again self-evident. Governments are instituted arnonK men for the purpose of self-betterment and self-defense. At no time was it ever the legitimate business of the government of the United States to do anything else except to improve and to protect the USA. And this was exactly what the U-2 was doing over Soviet Russia on May Day. A RETURN TO REALISM was signalled in the U-2 probe, and possibly it will lead to a return to sanity. To date, Sen. Fulbright and others in favor of the investigation never once condemned aerial spying--only the bungling of it. And Sen. Mansfield and those who doubted the wisdom of an election season congressional probe opposed it, it seerns, for die purest of patriotic reasons--don't give any comfort to the enemy! There are other viewpoints of significance on Capitol Hill. Democratic Candidate Symington told this reporter that he would not stand still for seeing Allen Dulles, Central Intelligence Administrator, get pitched around and his status as a Spy Chief injured. If necessary, Symington would try to take the investigation of Dulles away from the committee on Foreign Relations and place it in Armed Services--where it belongs. MAJORITY LEADER JOHNSON,, although standing to benefit by the President's discomfiture, has acted on the .theory that it's wrong to make Ike look any worse than he already does. A Republican spokesman, Sen. Hugh Scott, fired a. couple of warning shots across the paths of appeasement--as if to say that anybody trying to blame the USA, and mollify Russia, must advance at his own political risk. A soft-on- Communists barrage for-nil appeasers! In all these various postures toward the spy plane incident, it is now possible to discover, a month after the event, that a hardening of thought has set in. The current attitude toward performing espionage upon our sworn enemies now seems to be--hit 'em again, hard! FOR SOME OF US WHO HAVE BEEN watch- ipg' and hoping for a miraculous turn-about in the national thinking, this could be it. During most of this mid-century, political leaders haye been applying Goebbels' Law of the Big Lie (the bigger it is, the most likely to be believed) to what may be called the Big Balderdash. Basic to Big Balderdash thinking is die abandonment of self-interest in the national government. This is often accompanied by the stretching of a nationalist thesis in a vain attempt to make it apply universally. When Lincoln said that this nation could not endure half-slave, half- free, he meant just that--this nation. He was not talking about the World. LEAST OF ALL IS LINCOLN'S MAXIM translatable as an obligation upon Americans to go forth and emancipate Mankind. Whenever we have tried, as in the three wars since Wilson's administration, we have made the World a worse place to live in. Hitler, the Iron Curtain, the Atomic bomb, Red China, the peace-time draft and massive budgets for National Defense are all 'traceable to Big-Balderdash. When Aristotle wrote, "From the hour of their birth, some are marked for subjugation, others for rule," he was stating one of the immutable laws that govern humanity. But in our time we have heard hundreds of rhetoricians and political candidates (some of mem actually presidential candidates), yammer that men are born ID be free. Big Balderdash declares that America has a duty to, rewrite the Aristotelian dictum. BUT THE IMPACT OF THE U-2 incident has, more than anything for a very long while, stressed the true duty of a responsible government--to look after its own. Copyright 19« RAY TUCKER · Old Folks' Protest Vote Although" California's presidential primary tomorrow has none of the elements of a toe-to- toe. slugging match of the Kennedy-Humphrey variety, it may have a compelling impact on the trend of future welfare legislation on Capitol Hill. THE MAN RESPONSIBLE for a possible political earthquake is a virtually unknown figure nationally by name of George McLain. Crusading for "free" medical care and a huge increase in monthly Social Security payments--from $118 to $173 for individuals- he leads an "old folks" protest movement against the welfare program of Gov. Edmund G. Brown in the Democratic primary. , . ' Since McLain has never won in contests ranging from. City Hall to Congress, it is only the size of his vote which worries Democrats and Republicans alike, from the White House and Capitol Hill to Gov. Brown's stately structure in Sacramento. THEIR .FEARS ARE BASED on the fact that there'are 1,250,000 Social Security beneficiaries in California, attracted there by the weather since the "Oakie" days in the depression. That means that all are over 65 or nearing that age bec*trse-of the provision which permits wives to collect a smaller amount from 62 on. McLain's movement has many of the elements of a religious revival, a California development along with Hollywood fantasies and social welfare crusades like those of Upton Sinclair and Dr. Francis Townscnd. The "old folks" gather on Sundays, sing hymns of the "good and abundant life" and distribute tracts of the Sunday school pattern. Thus, this diversionary tactic will provide several tests of national policies and presidential personalities only a short time before the July 11 and July 25 conventions. A HEAVY McLAIN OUTPOURING may cut into Gov. Brown's total, and cut him down to fize. It may reduce his bargaining potential at the convention as a "favoritt ion".and as a vice-presidential possibility. It is recalled that mis is one state where Sen. Kennedy chose not to buck me Governor and the Democratic organization in a primary fight, although he virtually did so in Maryland. It is also reported that Adlai'E. Stevenson has considerable undercover strength in California. Vice President Nixon may benefit from a heavy anti-Brown turnout on the part of the "old folks." Recent polls have indicated that h« trails both Kennedy and Stevenson on his home grounds. But if the VP's vote exceeds Brown's in a state where registered Democrats outnumber Republicans, the GOP might count California as safe in November.' EQUALLY IMPORTANT as the outcome's effect on presidential personalities will be it» impact on the various medical hemlth insurance bills now before Congress and certain to figure large in the forthcoming campaign. If the "old folks" register decisive disgatis- faction with the welfare policies of Gov. Brown, who says that he has brought California from seventh to third position in the average amount of monthly welfare presents, they certainly will be opposed to the medical health insurance system submitted to Congress by President Eisenhower with Nixon's blessing. A VALID AND SWEEPING PROTEST, as it is designed to do by McLain, 'will force Vice President Nixon to offer a more liberalized schedule of federal assistance after his nomination. He could not disregard «uch ballot-box evidence in his own state. But a McLain poll of unexpected proportions will undoubtedly lead the Rayburn-Johnson leadership to "beat the GOP to the punch" at this session with legislation almost certain to provoke in Eisenhower veto. CopyrijrM mw HAL BOYLE A Visit To Mother KANSAS CITY, Mo., --(tfv-Children are supposed to be a comfort to their mother in her old age. It works the other way in our tribe. The older mother gets the more of a comfort she is to her daughter and four sons. We doubt if we could ever get along without her. MOTHER WILL BE 73 in" September. Returning here for my first visit with her in more than a year, I was afraid of what time might have done to her in the interval. The worry was needless. Time has snowed white hairs on her, and slowed her steps with rheumatism, but it has no power to curb her sprightly spirit. "All that I've got wrong with me is old age-ar,d that will keep," she said. Her only concession to the years is a cane. She really needs the cane now. She is only five feet tall, but she is about the same distance around. "I keep telling the doctor I should take off some weight," she said placidly, "but he won't let me. He feels that if you're old and have i learned to live with your weight, it's often bet| ter to let it alone." MOTHER HAS HAD WHAT MIGHT be called a hard life, but she never thinks of it that way. At 15 she lost her mother, and at 17 she emigrated here all by herself from her farm home hi County Mayo, Ireland. T think Dad was making about $12 » week wheri they married. Five children came alrmp, and she had to cook and mend and clean and do the laundry for us all. Mother is proud of the fact that she never lost a child, and all are now more than 40 years old. "That's a pretty good health record," ?he often says. "If your Dad and I did nothing else for you, we brought yew into this world with strong, healthy bodres. That means a lot "A LARGE FAMILY IS AN AGITATION. [ That's whtt ft is--» constant agitation. Rot it doesn't leave you any time for self-pity, and that's a good thing. "But I worry about you children now more than ever. At least when you were small I knew where you all were." When she was younger, Mother had a fine Irish temper. When angered at something one of her brood had done, she would turn her eyes to the ceiling and loose a. tide of eloquence that curled the bark on the elm tree outside the window. But now she has mellowed into a serene philosopher. "I HAVE LEARNED TO LIVE FOR TODAY," she said. "That's the only thing to do--make the best of each day as it comes. You'll just break your heart if you try to live for yesterday or tomorrow." Dad died back in 1937, but we still don't really think of him as dead. We talk of him as if he had merely gone into another room and might be back at any moment. That attitude--plus Mother's inborn courage- may explain why narrly 23 years of widowhood haven't soured her disposition. "I was too busy to grieve," she said. "And I still am. Anyway, death is part of life, and you must accept what you can't avoid. Life is love and happiness and sorrow, and it does no good to complain against it.' ON MEMORIAL DAY, surrounded by her family, Mother went to Dad's grave and brought him an armful of roses. She didn't cry at all. "Dad would die laughing if he saw me with this," she said cheerfully, brandishing her cane. Then she put the flowers in a vase, we all said a prayer, and after a while turned to leave. I took Mother's hand and wrapped it around my arm to steady her path across the rolling ttrrf. Independent as ever, she polled her hand sway and leaned more "heavily on the cane. "I don't need »ny help," she said. "I dorTt ·Wee to f*e? Fan * weight m anyone.* Letters To The Editor CANDIDATES 'MUM' ABOUT VITAL ISSUES To the Editor: In the forthcoming election it is uppermost in Jill our thoughts as to what the respective presidential candidates stand for. Neither Republican nor Democratic candidates have made a stand on any of the most important issues; such as foreign policy, the great need to lower taxes, an effective defense policy here--or the Soviet invasion of Cuba and Oentral America. VICE PRESIDENT NIXON on several occasions has taken the initiative when he urged World Court jurisdiction over our domestic affairs. On the other side, Democrats John Kennedy and Hubert Humphrey urged the abolition of the- Connally Clause with resolutions to turn over our sovereignty to the World Court. There was 'a cry of protest heard 'round the globe from patriotic citizens in protest of the proposed visit from Yugoslavia's Tito. The State Department hurriedly cancelled the plans'. Yet the welcome mat was provided for Khrushchev, as bloody a butcher as Tito, on his visit to the U. S. Mr. Nixon paved the way for that. WHILE-THE STATE Department says that Cuba is not nationally Communist, reliable but ominous reports are coming in, warning that Russian soldiers are training Castro's peasant army in revolutionary warfare. Pens are being built for refueling Russia's submarines which are capable of missile attacks on our exposed coastal cities only 90 miles away. It seems' to me that a Hindu magician would be just as sensible as the aforementioned candidates who keep "mum" about these vital issues. I, for one, am nauseated with their lickspittle appeasement policies, internationalist leanings and increased spending for unworkable, socialistic programs. Communism, defined, is "only an overdose of socialism." THE EDITOR HAS certainly been trying to bring the truth to us in his editorials taken from the Communist doctrine.' Compare them with what is happening here in this country today. MARGARET WHITE 2116 N. Fair Oaks YOU'VE MET A REAL THREAT WITH TRUTH To The Editor: Your editorials of May 30, 31 and June 1 prefaced with "The Unchanging Red Line" are the most important words yet to be written in your columns.'You have met the very real threat with the truth, and the "truth will keep us free."YOUR SERIOUS APPROACH to the most important problem facing the American people today and your able projection of the truth concerning this problem should motivate the skeptics who are still sitting on the sidelines ignoring the dangers to their freedom and that of their children. It is a painful fact that those who should be leading in this fight--those with intelligence, education and background--have abdicated their responsibility and are actually helping the enemy! The clever Communist apparatus has created the "controversial image" of all individuals and organizations who fight for individual 'rights and who expose the Conv nrranist conspiracy. Our skeptics and those who will not fight for prmcrpte because rt is "unpopolar" or "con- rrowrsiar wwitirmgly jora wflh the Coffimtmists to destroy ftuwe grtxt mfodeiTMiay Amertam pa- triots who are willing- to sacrifice professional reputation, friends, business -- their very livelihood--in order to fight the good fight: f · THERE ARE OVER 800 patriotic organizations, societies and groups of individuals across the land, and their number is growing. Each is striving for the .same goal in its "own way--the preservation'of our Republic and its constitutional form of government. They have been, and continue to be, abused, misunderstood, . maligned, smeared and ridiculed, but they won't give up, and they wear the smears as badges of success! They need your help and the help of many more editors, and. they point with pride to editorial pages such as these and are deeply grateful. Again, thanks! 'The test of a man's worth to his community is the service he renders to it. . MRS. L, D. SPRAGUE. 6230 E. Miramar Dr. MOST SEARCHING AND ASTUTE OPINION To the Editor: In the poll of eight editorial writers representing a cross- section of the nation's newspapers (in Editor and Publisher magazine, May 28), it was grat- ifying -to" read the opinion of Paul A.'McKalip, editorial page editor of the Tucson Citizen, who listed the number one leading issue of the day, "Individual responsibility 'vs. ·dependence upon government." THE WILLINGNESS of many citizens to duck their own responsibilities in favor of accepting paternalistic government is contrary to the ^American way of life as we have been taught to regard it. It is but a short step from neglect of personal responsibility and self-reliance, to total dependence on big government, and on that premise lies the road to socialism and communism. v Since the red line challenge is directed at economic, psychological and political influence and dominance, the defenses against these inroads are just as vital as defenses against nuclear warfare, MANY ISSUES were brought to the fore in the opinions of the eight editorial writers, but I believe Mr. McKalip's the most searching and astute.The United States must remain the standard bearer of the free world. D1MITRI TIOMKIN Composer and Conductor 333 S. Windsor Blvd. Los Angeles 5, Calif. A Look At Reuther's UAW . By BARRY GOLDWATER U.S. Senator From Arizona The union which has attracted perhaps most national attention for the smooth, well-oiled effectiveness of its. political ma- . chine is, the United Automobile Workers, under the control' and ·-. direction of Waiter ReuineV. The present political and economic condition of the State* of Michigan is testimony to the power at ·· the UAW political operation. SINCE THE UAW" leadership appears to exercise such formi* · dable : political power, the question of democratic responsibility ' within this union becomes es- · pecially pertinent. Perhaps no union- leader has expressed more verbal , concern for democracy both inside and -outside. Uabor unions, than- has Mr.. Reamer.- , ·- Publicists who · admire - Mr. Reuther have described the - UAW as having the -highest *. Teco'rth -for r "democratic union · performance;'-' others have re- .· ferred to th,e UAW's "deep com-; - mitment - to democratic proce- . dures and values." Not- long ago, I -heard Mr. Reuther as he de- ^ claimed before the McCIellan Committee, ' "We . have done everything .in .our power to. make our. union a. strong .democratic jmion." .. " / . '·' i THE CLAIM . of democratic. responsiveness to .the rank and. % file membership is often put " forward by union leaders as justification " for their intensive-. aixi -widespread political activities. Since the UAW has -been. hailed as having the best demo- -cratic record; a brief series of comments by liberal reporters of the nature of UAW democrar,- cy, as practiced, may be rele-.- Arizona Album FRONTIER CATTLEMEN, RANCHES Edited by Albert R. Buehman ^National conventions are con-' sidered by .some observers a$ a major focus of union democracy, the. fonmi^where dissident in-. '.dividuals and minorities should. be able to. obtain a. hearing. _ . What of the democratic . responsiveness of the UAW conventions? One observer, writing' in the liberal journal Dissent,. had this comment: ". . ·. what comes out of a convention of the'. .' . UAW. . . is the total helplessness of the. rank and, file delegates against .the bu : reaucracy in the. union." THREE YEARS after Seuther obtained the presidency of the UAW in 1949, his executive board secured powers at th« convention^ bring to trial and expel .local union . member* · "for ·conduct unbecoming a member ct the union." : .-,·· By 1967, it had become po«- - sible. to hold .a. UAW convention .where there wis insufft: . cient opposition to . obtain . a single roll call .vote. : It would be incomplete, perhaps unfair, to judge the "democratic responsiveness" of the UAW only on the basis of convention behavior or arbitrary power to discipline members. The whole power structure and especially the role of dissident members and opposition groups within the union require examination. A LIBERAL writing in the liberal journal Commonwealth recently put it this way: Rfght now, Reuther's word, his very whisper, is the be-all and "end- all in' the Auto Workers. True, he runs a- democratic union, but he has so mastered and brought under -control the representative bodies that run the UAW that no one can oppose his ukase with · any hope of success. · Ho'w do you stand? Copyright 1900 DAILY DEVOTION "But you shall receive.pow- er when "the Holy Spirit has come upon 'you; and you shall be my witnesses." Acts 1:8. Read verses 6-11. The Holy Spirit is the!spirit of power.' The disciples of Christ experienced that fact on the Day of Pentecost; Meeting behind closed doors, timid because of their fears, they were gathered for prayer. As they prayed they experienced an inflow of power, as 'though a mighty wind were blowing and flames of fire were settling on each one of them.. We who live in the- "power age" need to realize afresh the TUCSON'S FIRST ANGLO-AMERICAN CHILD There have been several claimants to the title of "first Anglo- American child bom in Arizona," but many firmly believe that the claim of Elizabeth Kirkland Steele is authentic. She was born in Tucson Feb. 28, 1861, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Kirkland. This picture shows Elizabeth on her wedding day, as she became the bride of Thomas Steele on Feb. 8, 1881. Her parents had achieved a "first" with their own wedding, being the first Angle-American couple to be married in Arizona, on May 26, 18«0, in Tucson. The father. William Kirkland. figured quite prominently in i c . ome witnesses for Christ in me early history of Arizona Territory. He was "a lumberman, | file P! ac « where we live and cattleman, rancher, and soldier. He took part in the wars against the Apaches and was rated a dead shot He is said to have raised flie first American flag over Tucson, an event which took place inside the old city wall over the old Mexican headquarters. He died at Wfhkelman, Jan. 20, 1910, ac the age of 77. Steele, fl« bridegroom shown here, came to Arizona in 198* from Missouri. In 1870 he was operating a restatrrant in Phoenix; in 1873 h* beriTc *e Point of Mountains station between Tres Alamos and Ft. Grant In 1878 he was * merchant at Grtartervflte wminiG; cam-p in fh« Sawa Rrt*s; in ISSfl he sofJ «s ftcrc xrsd ·wflwged in fte catfle business in Mpihw Springs V*3ey. {Crwr- tCSy ATJzCWft fKffitftfrS IWSWTJCI ^SOCWty.) force which {he Holy Spirit can generate in human lives. We must wait for it and pray for it The immediate result will be a new strength for witnessing as Christians. God's Spirit is still as available as it ever was. It n e e d s channels through which it can work. We can be- wx. P R A Y E R FOR TODAY: O God, we pray for hearts and I lives that are open to the in! fluewce of Thy Spirit. We would j prat ourselves at Thy dispos»l, I so that we may be wed by Thw. i H«lp ws to be mows «fTe«rv» i witnesses for 'Christ F WfM flfj^ft. AftYWl.

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