Independent from Long Beach, California on April 6, 1962 · Page 18
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Pig.'A.IS-INDEPENOENT , l e«llf, , H« «. INI EDITORIAL I -Intervention in Cuba? lilt's Already Happened Tim Great /..«»/) Forward DR. MILTON EISENHOWER says the '.'. abortive invasion of Cuba last year! was a tragic mistake and a new Cuban invasion would be disastrous. · ; '-'It is a sacred principle of Latin America that there shall be no intervention in their affairs." · '.'· We question whether any sacred principle is violated when loyal Cubans try to wrest control of their country from a Communist regime that gained power by promising, falsely, to establish democratic government. : * * * - THE INVASION. WAS A MISTAKE, but not on principle. It was a" mistake because it was poorly planned and executed. Obviously the refugees should not undertake another invasion until they have a reasonable chance of winning. ', Dr. Eisenhower's reference to intervention doesn't hold much water. The real intervention has already occurred. It has been carried out systematically and brutally by the Communists with the assistance of Soviet Russia, which has shipped millions of dollars worth of weapons to Cuba, turning Cuba into the second strongest military power in the Americas. \ Certainly the Communist regime in Cuba would like nothing better now than to be allowed to consolidate its power and continue Red subversion of the hemisphere from the Cuban base --while misguided souls talk about non-intervention. Since Dr. Eisenhower is interested in sacred principles of non-intervention, we draw his attention to that principle which until recently has always served the hemisphere so well. We refer, of course, to the Monroe Doctrine under which, since 1823, this nation has considered as unfriendly any attempt by outside powers to extend their systems or their control in the Western Hemisphere. If any disaster has occurred, it occurred from the failure to defend the Doctrine when it was challenged by Russian shipments of MIGs, tanks, and guns to a country 90 miles from the shores of the United States. Dr. Eisenhower says: "If his (Castro's) inhumanity should become truly shocking, I hope the Organization of American States would sanction collective action." * * * LETS REFRESH OUR MEMORY. During the abortive invasion to which Dr. Eisenhower refers, Castro filled his prisons with female hostages. Hundreds of women were packed into tiny cells which had no toilets. Many of these cells had windows through which the prisoners were forced to watch while their own countrymen fell before the guns of firing squads. Afterwards, female p r i s o n e r s were marched out of their cells and forced to walk through the blood of the dead patriots. We don't know what Dr. Eisenhower considers shocking. But for us, that quite measures up. The Communists have literally gotten away with murder, and worse, in Cuba. Against this background, sophical moralizing about "non-intervention" leaves us a trifle cold. DREW PEARSON Radio Moscow Raps Drew for Column on Astronauts It's a Two-Way Street SERVICE IS A TWO-WAY street. Someone must give, and someone must receive. But in the case of the 19fi2 Long Beach Red Cross Fund drive, one side of the street isn't getting much traffic. The campaign is almost over, but the necessary funds for continuing vital Red Cross funds in this community have not been contributed. - As of this week, the Red Cross drive has attained only 01 per cent of the total goal. This adds up to an average gift of less than 25 cents per 'person from those served by the local BORIS I'LKKSON Red Cross. Last year, citizens of the Long Beach area received services valued at more than one million dollars from the local Red Cross. The Red Cross blood program, alone, provided a $375,000 service for the community. Now it's the community's time to do its part. The fund campaign has been extended to April 13 in an attempt to raise the amount needed. Long Beach has received. Long Beach should give. Send contributions to the I-ong Beach Red Cross, P. O. Box -IDS, Long Beach 1, California. W A S H I N G T O N --The Moscow Radio has launched a diatribe against this writer for reporting that the Soviet Union probably had failures in outer spacer:* and that five Russian as. tronauls had i failed to re- PEARSON Labor Secretary Goldberg Becoming Flower of Cabinet ILEESON · WASHINGTON--The cin- dcrclla of the cabinet during recent administrations has 1cen the secretary of labor. In the Kennedy regime, he js beginning to look like the flower of the flock. \ The omens were not all i _lhat favorable · when prince charming Kennedy lirst fitted 4hc glass Clipper on Jhe foot of labor lawyer ^Arthur Goldberg. '. Business groaned because Goldberg had been tlie prin- jcip.il architect of higher slccl - w;i;e s e t t l e m e n t s 'which liad lo lie forced upon the industry by th« liisen- Jiower administration. Labor leaders grumbled that he .was not really one of them but was their employe. All this is being shoved Into the background this coming weekend when the jcrret.iry «j|| lie host at a conference for nlxmt 200 labor editors and reporters. It is in the piltern of the President's own industrious cultivation of editors and publishers and of st.ilc department seminars explaining foreign policy to similar groups. The secretary says he thought of the Idea when he,discovered, in traveling around the country, that many reporters viewed (he Labor Department only fn terms of the big strikes. Fortunately,* it has Ixrn lucV'y so far in that field, but the secretary apparently decided to plow while the IUQ was shining. ·'.AFI-CIO President George Mcany will entertain for the visiting firemen; Vice-President Lyndon Jolmsun will address them. Mcany, incidentally, was one of the early grumblers against the choice of Goldberg, preferring someone deeper in la- Ixir's councils. Goldberg now confronts the assembled labor press as the driving force behind the first peaceable steel settlement since 1951. It has been widely praised because' of its moderate, non-inflation- nry terms; even Congress seems happy with it. It continues to bu administration policy that the federal government should keep strikes from happening as much as possible and intervene whenever it seems indicated, especially in key industries. It is possible that a new triumph is in the making even as the present news c o n f e r e n c e takes shape. All this is very different from the recent past. President L'iscnhowcr began with eight millionaires and a plumber and the plumber soon quit in disgust. His successor, ilic able James P. Mitchell, was always lum- in-red by liis Imsini-ss-mind- td cabinet colleagues, and only Lisenliower's personal liking for him enabled him to make the creditable record he did. President Truman gave la- lxr its way on the secretary but failed to establish close relations with the labor movement as a uholc until his second term. Nor could he do it much good with Congress. President Koosc- veil was hii own negotiator with many labor leaders and personally a d m i r e d nml helped his woman labor secretary. Trances Perkins. Hut she had the thinnest lime of all of them with Congress and was often made scapegoat in matters where they dared not cross Roosevelt. The cabinet Cinderella of the new frontier is subject to debate, but nominations arc in hand for Interior Secretary Stewart Udall and Agriculture Secretary Orville F r e e m a n , both of whom started well ahead of Goldberg. TODAY'S QUOTES ft United Prill Int WASHINGTON -- Army Secretary Elvis J. Stahr Jr., replying to concern that the Nike-Xeus anti-missile missile cannot provide "absolute protection" against nuclear attack: "I agree. There is no ah- rolute defense against any ntl.tck, just as there is no absolute offense." WASH I N G T O N -- De- fen-c Si-crclnry Robert S. McN'jmara, replying to former M.ij. Gen. Edwin A. Walker's charges that Assistant Defense Secretary for Public Affairs Arthur Sylvester once worked for a newspaper which advocated alx)lition of the House Committee on Un-American Activities: "The lusis, if any, for Mr. Walker's charges against Arthur Sylvester ii wholly unclear lo me from the retold, l.tst there lc any doubt on the Issue, however, I wish lo Male thai I have complete trust and confidence in linn " turn. Said Radio Moscow: "He even named some of them --Aleksci Ladovsky, Tcrcnty Shubarin, and And- rcy Mitkov. A Novosti correspondent has asked academician Leonid Sedov, leading Soviet space expert, for his opinion of-Drew Pearson's article. The interview with the Soviet scientist is published in today's issue of TRUD. "The USSR, declared academician Scdov, has not made a single attempt to put a man into space, cither before or after the flights by Gagarin and Titov. This fact, he emphasizes, has been announced at official press conference's by our scientists and spacemen. "Pearson claims that there was so much contradictory in Gagarin's reports that his orbital flight appears doubtful. The U. S. journalist alleges that similar contradictions were also discovered on Titov's 17-orbit flight. "Apparently, Pearson is not very sure of himself, anyway, because he wrote further on that U. S. officials who carefully tracked both Soviet flights were convinced that there actually were s p a c e m e n in the rockets. » · · · "IF BOTH our countries were to unite their efforts, scientific, technical and material, for the conquest of space," continued P . a d i o Moscow, "it would be very useful for the development of science and would be received with joy by all nations which want scientific achievements to serve man, but not to be used for the cold war and the armaments drive. Such was the message Premier Khrushchev rent President Kennedy. Two days later, Pearson came out with his article of hidden dissatisfaction and malice, as if it were from the depths of hostility and discord. "As for the fable of the five dead Russian astronauts which Drew Pearson is distributing," said Radio Moscow, quoting Sedov, "I can say one thing. If U was thought up by a journalist, he could just as easily have put to death another 10 Soviet astronauts or so." · · · · NOTE--The column which Radio Moscow refers to gave considerable detail regarding the dates and nature of the flights reported to have been taken by the unsuccessful Russian astronauts. The column made the point that it was Soviet secrecy that had raised the question about the flights of Gagarin and Titov, in contrast to Kennedy's policy of complete publicity. The column quoted Lt. Col. John Powers, spokesman for the American astronauts, as saying there were "so many inconsistencies in the report by Gagarin as to lend doubt as to whether he was the guy. who went into orbit." The column further reported: "American officials monitored both flights closely and are convinced that c o s m o n a u t s were aboard, as the Russians claimed." Political observers have spotted a telltale portion of Richard Nixon's new book which most newspapers overlooked. It's a paragraph that the former vice prcsi- Slriclly Business "Arpylf, l'\e had romnlainls about you »lct ping on Iho Job" dent probably wishes he'd never written. On page 384 Nixon describes the late W. Alton Jones, former head of Cities Service, as "one of our major financial contributors." Nixon then quotes Jones as telling him, after his I960 election: "This is just like a horse race. When you bet on a horse and he loses by a nose after being bumped in the stretch, you are disappointed, but you figure you had a good run for your money." The book, of course, went to press before Jones's tragic death in the crash of the jet airliner as the genial oil tycoon was en route to California carrying $61,000 in c a s h and traveler's checks. Nixon has denied that the money was intended for his campaign for governor of California, but the forgotten paragraph in his book is more revealing to political observers than the denial. · · · · THE MUCH-PUBLICIZED. heavyweight boxing match between Floyd Patterson and Sonny Liston may not come off as such big box office if any more police groups tell the truth about Liston. The Fraternal Order of Police. Susquehanna Valley Lodge No. 52 in the Philadelphia area where Liston lives, has protested publicly and vigorously against the bout. "Based on his past record, and what appears to be his unwillingness to change," say the police, "we of the Susquehanna Valley Fraternal Order of Police, are agreed that if Mr. Liston is given the opportunity and wins the heavyweight title, it will have an adverse effect on those we as police officers are concerned with --the young men and women of this region, of Pennsylvania and the nation." * · · * THE POLICE resolution then recited Liston's record as "having hired himself out as a labor goon, using his fists unlawfully against men not so well physically equipped in St. Louis; as having beaten up a police officer; impersonated a police officer; being a convicted armed robber who has served two terms in prison, and being arrested at least nine times on a variety of charges. "We strongly object to Mr. Liston getting an opportunity lo influence young people toward a way of life which is not only un-Christian but diametrically opposed to all that is good in America." NOTE --Sen. Estes Ke- f.iuvcr, who exposed some of the above facts re Liston in his prnhc of boxing, warned Floyd Patterson when Patterson called on him last winter that Liston had not cleaned himself up. STRICTLY PERSONAL, Dads 9 Desires Often Not Sons' Vf SYDNEY J. HARRIS ' . I fancy myself as being able to understand many dif-· ferent kinds of people; but the one sort I am frankly baffled by Is the father who wants his son to follow a particular bent. Invariably, this Is the father's bent, and not the son s. Of course, it is common for us to try to work out our frustrations through our children--the hideous "stage mother" Is the most flagrant example--but there Is so much solid evidence of the damage Inflicted by this that I am always surprised when I hear of a father who "Insists" that his son become this or that Some years ago, a study of midshipmen discharged f r o m the U. S. Naval Academy at Annapolis showed that few wanted to go there in the first'place. They did It either as a reluctant means of rais- HARRIS ing family prestige, or because their fathers desired it. * * * INCIDENTALLY, a similar study showed that suicide attempts in military sen-ice are more frequent among enlistees than draftees. Among the enlistees, presumably, are many young men who sign up for family reasons. Those who are drafted are resigned to their temporary fate; the enlistees, however, could not live with the decision they had made. U seems to me the most cruel and stupid thing a father can do is to force his son, by threat or bribe, to embark upon a career he is not suited for or interested in, whether commercial or professional. One reason the sons of great or powerful or influential men often turn out so badly is the dominating aspect of such fathers; being used to making decisions for others, they treat their sons like subordinates or employes, and think they are helping them when they are only hurting them. Such boys often gravitate to their mothers, with disastrous results to their sexuality in later life. I HAVE SEEN dozen of young bankers, brokers, lawyers and doctors who should not have been in these occupations at all; but their social status, their family background and, most of all, their father's position propelled them into jobs for which they had little aptitude. Many would have been happier and more productive as forest rangers or telephone linemen. Our society is lacking In good technicians and craftsmen because, among other reasons, many boys who are clever with their hands are diverted to white-collar work by parents who desire status, rather than satisfaction, for their sons. I would rather have my boys be first-rate auto mechanics than third-rate doctors. Lord Chesterfield's son became a bum precisely because his father tried so hard to make him into a gentleman. Praises Labor's Progressive Ideas EDITOR: The first thing dictators do when they seize power Is to smash the unions. Why? Because they know the labor movement stands for everything they oppose. The true fight for social progress and democracy Is led by organized labor. Free education, w o r k m en's compensation, social security, health and worker safety laws, wage and hour levels, and a general roll call of many laws that have helped man in his never ending march toward a decent standard of living Is part and parcel of labors' fight for a better tomorrow. We can say, "Labor has done it again," as written up In Harbor Highlights, winter issue 1962, the Port of Long Beach publication, in an article entitled "On the Automated Waterfront." It goes on to state: "The Longshoremen have been given the first automated contract in labor history." Much too often we get the wrong impression of labor due to a constant anti-labor propaganda barrage, but this article gives specific examples of management and labor sitting down together and coming up with a solution that benefits all--labor, management, and Mr. Public. The article also states the Long Bcach-L. A. Harbor had a six per cent lead over other coastal ports in production with productivity per cent wise ever on the increase. U gives the longshoremen a g u a r a n t e e d thirty-five hour work week; it gives shipowners faster handling of cargo; it gives early retirement benefits so the vast number of young people'may enter the work force; lastly, this contract automated cargo handling. I would say, then, a vote of thanks is in order for both management and labor for sitting down at the bargaining table and working things out In a truly democratic way. This, to my way of thinking, is the only way --"the American way". EDPENN 322 E. Coolidge St. . · . i- Against I-rccwny ^nesday's lhcrc ° golovu po volosam n'yc ph who would drive off a freeway In downtown L.B. where parking is such a futile thing? I have lived here almost six years and I now try to shop in the shopping centers. Why chase myself to d e a t h In downtown L.B.? Also, why do away with Colorado Lagoon, etc.-- where much money has been spent for the benefit of thousands chut, meaning "If your head of people? why don't the bus-, it chopped off. you don't jpessmcn spend less time in- worry about your hair." One tncir many c | ubs ctt? Tney might well suggest that this m j cnt t hcn better understand would be a good one for Ni- ,h c people that must work for kita Scrgcivich (Nce-KEE-tah a |j v jng. Schr-GEH-yeh-vitch), as ^ jjfjjj Khrushchev is called In Rus- 5258 Appian Way sia, to remember In the disarmament talks, In case some concessions are Indicated In T]VTlTrP'n l \ T m?iVT' order to avoid a global holo- 1 ^ L ' ljl J^UI.«1 1 caust Another old Russian proverb, with which he may or may not be familiar, Is: lludoy mir luchshe, dohroy sory.-- 'A bad peace Is better than a good conflict." (Doct some U'orf in nny language puzrfe you? rut your question lo "LnnRiKJRr.t .fn the New*" in care o/ |W.« itewjpnricr.) HKTHM M. IMdw DWMI H. ***«· c»r»Mniwr HirtM M. H*n__Aut. » ruMitMr Smtl c. Carntrm Cnl. M«MT Urrr Cwlht Jr. tn. Ujuerr l_ A. Oltm tr H.I C.Civjnl MtKilxi rr«T___titnlM tf.ttr Man t. tim Unn'1*

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