Independent from Long Beach, California on February 14, 1958 · Page 8
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Page A-8-INDEPENDENT "" '* "' '«· RAY TUCKER STRICTLY PERSONAL -L.A.C. SAYSt- Where Witt-It.Stop?- ^··P^ -(Continued From Page A-l) jected to the same attempt at seizure. Large portions of Belmont Shore, Naples and the peninsula .or. sozn. of the** locations. Others are property own*- ^ south of Anaheini St. and west of the Flood Control. There is, a question as to whether' .these area, were not tidelands when the state came into the Un- TM There is very little data available to show the actual low tide was at earlier penods. Bu wrong that these-- properties be placed m je "w. Their owners have paid taxes on them throughout the history of Los Angeles County. But because oil is involved title to each piece of thas property may be questioned. * * ' * , The attention is now directed by the state at the wealthy corporations. But what happens to them can happen to 'small property owners. The entire cxty of Long Boach is involved. For 20 years we have taken oil from "upland wells" which are located above what. has been considered tidelands. Because lt was from uplands the money could be used lor genera city purposes. From this money we have paid off mdhons d Lars of our bonded indebtedness. We have purchased park lands and paid for general city operation If these lands are now judged to be tidelands it means the state can take 50 per cent now It » probable by legislative action.they can take all of it That could mean we would have to pay to the state the m0 ney we have used from these upland wells. That could total many millions' of dollars which would have to come from new local taxes. * * * It seems immoral to us that the state should take such action at this late date. It would be more justified in passing legislation quit-claiming anterest in lands from-which it has'so long collected taxes. The time to have questioned title was before thousands of people improved the property-with the s ate s knowledge-to take action now because the lands produce oil, or because it wishes to use the land -for other purposes seems, all wrong to us. This applies to the homeowner in Belmont bnoro or Naples just as much as it does to land produc Ing oil in the harbor area. It should concern everyone in the city-and in the state where many other sta.e grants exist.-- L.A.C. column, TM AY TLItJvtiK o J. ixju-i JL u J. JL±^j^-v . · .--.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . ' . ' '· . Rao,Air When Rebellion Becomes Bondage ·»-» 17 - _·._,,, · . . Tn'-.nhvsics WP soeak of negative and positive attractions. The other columns, not necessarily cred opinion of this newspaper.) nn expression of eflect the cons.d- Problem Serious WASHINGTON'--Although a Senate subcommittee's current study of.the s - e r i o u s plight of the nation's transportation system has attracted, hardly any attention outside Railroad and aviation, circles, the deteriorating condition of this vital facility in' peace or war presents a grave threat to national prosperity and security. It is the .railroads,, the. planes and the trucks which, must h a u l t h e heavy · compone n 1 1 parts of sat- ,ellites a n d 'm i'S s i l e s f r o m t h e factories and 'laboratories to · coas t a 1 1 a'u n ching · p a d s . . T h e TU;KI-;;: rai 1 r.o a d s must also transport huge tanks, atomic artillery and · military vehicles from inland assembly the .ports for shipment to allied countries. * » * » DETERIORATING S Y S TEM -- Yet Congress, the White House, the Interstate Commerce . Commission and the courts, federal and state, . appear to have given hardly any r e c o g n i t i o n to the steadily deteriorating plight of our 'national transportation, system. For the first time'in. years,' the Supreme ' Court has- no member who is regarded as an authority in this field. ' Only" belatedly have the Senate surface transportation subcommittee, the I.C.C. and the Civil Aeronautics Board begun to realize and to consider the economic and military dangers inherent, in, this situation. . By SYDNEY J..HAERIS I know a man. who grew up in a stuffy midwestern atmosphere of Victorian piety, and who rebelled .at an early age. He is now 50 His d bld "aSlVhlme was cluttered; so his own home is starkly simple! His parents were fanatically devout; so he *· -,vafcJL..-". is fanatically irreligious. His relatives were dogmatically conservative: so.he'is dogmatically radical. This man considers himself a "free soul.. He thinks he has burst the bonds of his enslavement to the past. But he is wrong--for he is overreacting to the past, and is still chained to it by. his hostility. A hundred years before Freud, G. C. Licheen- berg, the German essayist, made the shrewd observation, that "To do exactly the-opposite is also a form of imitation." . . -To di/ exactly the opposite is'also.a form of bond- . . ,, , . aee'as well. This is something that young people.generally do.not understand To free oneself from parental domination does not mean to'defy them or despise them,'but to accept them .for.what they are, and to make life-decisions that are based on ones own ideas, and not on blind rebellion. . " AR » ! : - In physics, we speak of negative and positive attractions. The same is true in psychology. The woman who; hates the man she' ' once loved is not free, but as much a slave-to ;her negative passion as she formerly was to 'her ^positive passion. ' , · _ · The young man who rebels from.Babbity to Bohemiamsm because it is exactly the opposite of: what his-father tried to cram down his throat, is allowing his decision-,to be made by somebody else.. This is why such Bohemians eventually become bitter and aimless creatures. "· ' - · ; . . .-'. . - « ' . . ' · t , 0 'Every person, as he grows'up, .must liberate himself from tne. past, butmust. at the same time learn to conserve 'what was good in the past--whichMs only another way of .-saying that a balanced person is both a liberal and a conservative.- . ' · To be free, in the'fullest sense, does not mean to reject what, our fathers believed; it means to discriminate, to select, to'take on the .difficult task of-separating our principles from .our. : pas-, sions. Many a man makes the lifelong mistake of elevating his ne Ea°ch S generation,' in' some N jneasure,' rebels against the last It is normal and natural and- healthy. But.if is necessary to know :that the'aim of rebellion is civil peace within the soul, and not. perpetual revolt. .;. , _j ' : Which Button Did He Press? PRE ^ PEARSON Airport Expansion a Source of Worry EDITOR, INDEPENDENT:,. I hope it will not he too d a m a g i n g a revelation to make that my husband and I voted "no" on the extension of the airport. My husband and I felt sincerely that as soon as the airport was made "safe" there would be* those who say, "What is the sense of having made this tremcnd-^ REMEMBER FEB. 14 10 YEARS AGO ..DUE TO THE VIGILANCE of rookie patrolman Richard H. Da vis'the church burglar who looted nine churches this week, and a tenth which he also confessed to, was captured in a tree at the west side of First M e t h o d i s t Church; Davis enlisted a passing sailor to notify 1 the police station. 1 * V * * 20 YEAKS AGO Lewis r. Lune wus elected president of tlic Long Beach Bur Association to succeed'Xowluml SI. lleid: he lunl'served for several years on tire board of governors. . . . Citing the potential menace of sabotage Irom alien fishing boats easily converted into torpedo boats or mine layers using the harbors ot Long: Bench, Sim Diego anil San Francisco, the Fourth Area of the California American Legion meeting here urged Gov. Frank F. Merriam to put Senate Bill 444 restricting operation of commercial fishing boats, on the special session agenda. ft + * w 30 YEAKS AGO FIRE OF UXKXOWX origin detroyed the Barker Auto Wrecking Co., 2S4S American Ave., including a large stock of tires, accessories and auto parts, valued at more than 510,000;' with traffic at its peak the fire caused a tieup and traffic jam requiring police of both Long Beach and Signal Hill to control. . . . Contracts for the construction, of the S1T2.000 administration building at 715 Locust Ave. for the Board of Education were awarded ' to J. D. Sherer Son, W. B. Walters,' B. Hartman and Hickman Bros. * ous investment without real- ivdng the .ultimate in profit from it?.' Long-Beach needs a big airport. Think of the prestige it will bring to our city." I have a rather extreme point of view on the airport, and - that is that it should be removed in its entirety from a heavily populated a r e a such as L o n g Beach. "However, I. am willing to live with it in its present activity, but I feel very strongly that'if I can live on this street that is often used as a flight path, and I can endure any more noise than we have that I have probably reached an unhealthy state of insensitivity. Sometimes it is impossible to, hear anything in this house late in the afternoon between 4 and 6 o'clock. Our home is next to the David Burcham Elementary. School. I have been outdoors at work in my garden when 'a group of six. jet planes have zoomed over this school, and it is impossible to avoid the slight panicky fear that, some day · one of these jets could fall 1 on a school filled with 1,200 children. I am not particularly', keen " about s t a r t i n g out 'in my neighborhood with a petition to make sure this is on our ballot in the near future. I will write to our city administration e x p r e s s i n g my views. But I feel something . more is .n e e d e d than this. Perhaps you could urge in your newspaper that others write to the City C o u n c i l about this. MRS. ANNE ROSEEN. 5542 Monlaco Rd., Long Beach S. LOW NET EARNINGS OF ,.-;_,;y , RE, PLANES--The public,.of ^% : ; course, will have to foot .the bill for reforms and renovations, whether in the form of much higher fares or tax- financed subsidies. Indeed, there, are certain interests on' and, off Capitol Hill that \yould like. to.-capitalize on .tne railroads' crisis by . ror- tionalizing them, as Britain has done. For the cold fact is that, if not broke, many railroads and airlines are heading in that direction. Their net earnings are so .low that their securities are selling for a song. They 'cannot attract enough investment capital to finance necessary improvements and expansion. A recent suicide is admitted, in railroad circles to have resulted from this worsening situation. Moreover,_ they face' this stringency at a time, when Rayburn Fumes About Probing Fly specks DR. JORDAN SAYS: Osteomyelitis, , Ancient Bone Disease, Now Cured fry Science; Easier to Treat By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. Written for NEA Seryica MRS. R. E. ASKS FOR A DISCUSSION of osteomyelitis and, among other questions, whether it is properly, called either tuberculosis or cancer of the bone. With- regard-to the last portion of this inquiry, osteomyelitis is an infection of the bJne with germs; the microbe which causes tuberculosis can invade bone. However, this is usually known as tuberculosis of -the- bone rather, than as elitis. stringency at a uine. vu.-n riowever, liiis Js usuauy luiuvvu ao iuuc,f v,ujw.u ~. --«. ~. they require new equipment ' os 't eom yelitis. Cancer of the bone is not called osteomyelitis. r-- *i-.n riAw\n"ni^c nf ^\^j ,~i:*;rs ;« 1-wTM«m 4-x VIOITA o-\-ic+orl. :inf»p "trip P3TIV ·( Thinking It Over By ROBERT L. DIEFFENBACHER, D.D. (Written (or NEA Service) Going to church has become an accepted practice by millions of Americans. Although this regular attendance helps each worshipper prepare to live a better life, we "cannot be satisfied with this single objective... Since our lives are fuller for the experience, we ought to urge others to share our ·benefits. Thousands of other folks seldom go to church. It is up to t h o s e " w h o h a v e learned to walk with God to invite others to go to worship with them. A good rule for us to follow would be to always-take a friend, a neighbor or even a stranger with us. Many ' would never take the initiative to go to church alone would never meet God nor know of His love and peace if they were not invited by someone else. We must be the ones to give the invitations. for tlie demands of constantly increasing commerce and in the event of war. The airlines, for instance,- do not know where they can find billions to pay for 500-mile-an-houV jet planes on order or on the drawing boards. »· * » * ABSURD REGULATIONS ' --In addition to other grievances -- subsidized competition, shift of passenger .traffic to busses and autos, inequitable taxation; bureaucratic delays in permitting mergers or abandonment of .obsolete lines -- the railroads argue that they are subject to ex-. cessive and sometimes absurd , regulations .by state public j s e r v i c e commissions . and courts. John P. Kiley, spokesman lor the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad- 'Company ,Cthe "Milwaukee") cited a comic instance ot' "dil-' atoririess" before- the "Senate -s u b c ojn mittee. Twenty-six years ago, the Milwaukee asked the. I n d i a n a Public Service. Commission for permission to discontinue operation of a train that transported 23 miners from Terre Haute to a mine six miles -distant. RIDICULOUS DECISION UPHELD BY COURT--On four separate occasions, the commission refused to permit discontinuance, and its decision was upheld by the- State. Supreme Court. A fifth application' is now before the. · commissioners who, in Mr. Kiley's w o r d s , "refuse 'to- recognize that, the conyen-· ience of a few is not a -public need that merits confiscation of a'railroad's property." This is not an isolated instance. In fact, annual losses resulting from this kind o f . "regulation" ' a m o u n t s ' to many millions of dollars--millions sorely and immediately · needed to strengthen this secondary military . defense line. o m y e t s . ancer o e one s . , Osteomyelitis is -known to have existed since the early -days-pf mankind. Bones of primitive human beings have been dug up from, ancient burial grounds and-- have shown signs of the- disease. . ' - : ; · . Until . recently osteomyc- . ' " · · . , . . . · · · · · · . Egyptian mummies, turpen- or herbs. litis lias proved difficult to treat successfully, largely because the seat ol germ infection has been so hard to reach by any of the earlier methods. Indeed, up until the last few cen-'·· turies severe osteomyelitis in the arms or legs was usually treated by amputation--a .procedure much more radical than most ol us like to contemplate. + * * * . THE DISEASE is still jwith us, but 'thanks to improved surgical methods.-.and.. the use of'.such preparations. as ; the sulfa drugs and antir biotics, it is becoming both, less frequent, and more com-" monly cured. ' · · · ' ' . In earlier days it was often . treated with 1 'such 'repulsive applications as' incinerated ·toads, fresh body lice,.boiling oil, powders, made . from.- Matter of Fact About 15 years before Rob' ert Fulton t his first steam-powered b o a t , John F i t c h h a d constructed : a steamboat .an d had idemon'-. on f h e Delaware .River, at: -Philadelphia.-.-.The 45-foot boat .was- launched in August; 1787, and it traveled along the river at. four niiles. an hour. In 1788, Fitch launched a longer, narrower and faster boat. tine, .Maggots, .were commonly used in the treatment of os- teomyelitis in the past because maggots eat only dead ·· tissue ; ancr therefore were used to clean up the dead bone. Even today this treatment is- used..once i n ' a while'. ' -. Surgical treatments used over the years all were aimed at destroying or removing the dead bone and pus and allowing- drainage to the. surface. Ingeniously constructed instruments Questions and Answers ' · Q--Who was the last Brit- + ish - sovereign to- include ~" "King of France" in his official title'...... . '· · " '., A--George lit * ¥ *' Q--Where was the world's' first passenger subway opened? A--London, England, in . .1863. - /.. ' * # « Q--What is the. life span of a'wolf' : --. ·' · A--A,-wolf, is approaching · old age at 10 or 12 years; At 14 its teeth are worn down. Twenty years is about, as long -as : -a wolf -lives in the. wild. . INDEPENDENT Herman H. Bidder. Publiihtr Harold M. Hin«», Aiit. to Publiaher Samuel-C. Cimeron_Gen1. Manager Larry Collin* Jr.: :Eu«. Manager L. A. Colllni Sr.' Ed!t.-Columnlit Milei E. Sinei Managing Editor · Wathinflton Ncwi Bureau ,- ___~_.l.^-^-i-.808 Albee Building Nat'l Advertiilng · Repreientativei Bidder-Johns, lnc;,.with office* at New York---.- :~..41 E: 50th St.- Chicago : : WHgley Bldfl. Detroit ~ ^.Penobicot Bldg. .Minneapolis------202 Foihay Tower Los-AngtlH ^-...3242 W. Sth St. San Franciico 110 Sutler St. Current-filei of The Independent are maintained ar tnete office*. for boring into the bone and scraping- out the injected material have 'been- devised. * '»' * » '· ' BY USING, the. newer methods-It has become pos-. sible to save · many people with' osteomyelitis f r o m ' months or even years of hospitalization and repeated surgery. " . . ' . For some, of course, sur-' gery is still necessary and the disease may drag on with discouraging persistence. It is well to' start treat : ment of -osteomyelitis .as early as possible since the disease, if long continued, may produce complication's' in the kidneys as well as' in ' the bone itself. WASHINGTON--A proud old man with a great record ·of serving the United States and with no children of his own, is one of the-factors behind the abortive frustration of the Congressional committee supposed to probe' governmental agencies, · b u t ' which of late . has concentrated on' investigating its own eager-beaver.ex-counsel, Dr. Bernard Schwartz. The 'old · man . is'' Speaker Sam Rayburn of Texas, who- 'loves lijs two nephews, . a s his own sons. One nephew is Comm i s si o n e r . Robert Bartley; w h o s e n a m e h a s cropped up in the probe of t h e Federal C o m m u n i- cations Commission. T h e other is Tom' Rayburn, who works for the general services administration. .. The first nephew is the son of Sam's sister and.'hostess, Mrs. S. E. Hartley, who.Js extremely close to the Speaker. When the Speaker got Bartley a job" with-the-Federal ' Communications Commission, he gave him a fatherly lecture on · upholding the -public Interest, .'admonished him'to serve : the peo- '·ple, never.'dishonor the family, name.- · ; .- -, ·;· Speaker Rayburn liimseli has a jrreat record, to -which tills column has frequently paid tribute. He was author of the bill which gave birth to the Federal Cofflr municatlons Commission. He also authored most of the independent agencies in Washington. Sam has probably served the American, people more constructively than any other man DOW in Washington. He has a record tof be proud of and he wanted'his neph- . ews to live up to the name. ; *· . - T * * V ; H O W T H E P R O B E . STARTED-!n fact,, it was Sam's'nephew, Commissioner Bartley who-really inspired the present investigation which his uncle has recently . been .trying to s°"-Pf *'· Bartley, sitting as; he. did', on the inside .of the:' FCC, saw flie White House pull wares to influence the disposal of priceless TV licenses to big corporations, big magazine chains, big'newspapers and to Ambassador Jock.Whitney, in London, who now controls the New York Herald Tno-. une Bartley, - rebellious at this' wire-pulling and. con-, ·centration. of 'power took these facts to his uncle, the Speaker. . . ' The Speaker in turn made an impassioned'.-plea to the House of Representatives to ' . vote 5250,000 'to investigate the independent ,-agencies._ ·Today, however, the investigation which Sam ed has backfired and he "has been trying to divert .it to · other channels. For in the expense, accounts which ,Er. Schwartz found; there was around $200 paid to- Sam's nephew by the radio-TV industry for travel expenses^ " Actually this was chicken feed compared with the wining and dining of other commissioners by TV station owners. ' Bartley "went to · a' couple of meetings of the. Association of Radio, and TV Broadcasters, expenses paid, but he did not bask in the British Bahamas as the gue«t of a TV station owner for six 1 days, or ride,- around in the owner's private planes, as did Chairman John Doerfer. . V A c t u a 1 ly, .. Commissioner Bartley has an excellent record. In case; after: case, he has dissented from, the other commissioners, has- voted against awarding TV licenses to big business and big magazine publishers.. His record is one. which, does justice to the R.ayburn name'. However, the $200 .expense money got his uncle worried. He saw his nephew being smeared on what he called, *£! y s p e c k s . " Backed into a corner, the tough old veteran carae out fighting: He has been try- Ing to luunstring- the very Investigation w h i c h he · started. Strictly Business "Come in, Mervin--we .were just difcussinf you!" A ' . THROTTLE-HOLD -- Normally, the then subcommittee chairman, conscientious Morgan Moulder of Missouri, would have issued subpoenas and handled all the work of the investigation. Instead, Sam's close friend, Qren Harris 'of Arkansas, a better friend of the gas-oil indus- ' try, and the full-committee ' chairman, kept a throttle- hold on almost every detail, reserved the right to approve the hiring, of 'staff, and himself picked. Dr. Schwartz, a Republican, as counsel. Sig^ nificantly; -the 'White House also checked on Schwartz, It is highly unusual to have the executive branch of 'the government consult regarding a committee appointed to investigate the- . e x e c u t i v e branch, but this was done. When it came time to subpoena records from the FCC, Harris didn't want to sign subpoenas, .but finally agreed to send a letter ."requesting" certain records. This was where Sam Rayburn first intervened: His nephew, Commissioner Bartley, would have received one of the letters. ... -The Speaker ' summoned Harris'·-and Moulder to his private sanctum off the House .-.floor. His-bald dome looked as if it had been overexposed to the Texas sun." It , was red with fury. In blistering tones, he told "the two-chairmen, he was tired of the way their committee was searching for "flyspecks." What he meant by "flyspecks," R a y b u r n made clear, was the misconduct of the individual'commissioners.' . He wanted neither subpoenas nor .letters sent to the commissioners. As a result, the . investigators were barred from searching the records of FCC'- commissioners .whose conduct,. Comptroller General Joseph Campbell has ; testified, appears to be a violation of -the law. · Earlier, R a y b u r n . also' stopped the committee from , releasing a confidential staff memo detailing the; charges against the commissioners. After the memo was 'printed in this column and later the New York Times, the committee held a closed-door meeting to decide- whether to release it to all the press. Harris argued they would be a "laughing stock if they /tried to. keep a -memo confidential 1 that had 'already been widely published. Then ' '' he got a call from Speaker Rayburn. Harris'came back and reversed himself 180 degrees. As a result, .the memo, though -widely published,. is still stamped "confidential."-

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