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EDITORIAL PAGE 0k &.s&&s&&& 1 AFFAIRS OF STATE By CHARLES M. HILLS R. M. EEDERMAN, JR, Publisher T. M. HEDERMAN, JR. Editor T. M. HEDERMAN Editor 1921-1848 PURSER HEWITT ErtCTtfre-Editof Page 8 JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI, MONDAY, AUGUST 28, 1961 Vote Of People On October 3 Can Prove "Togetherness" Is A Fact On issues ki which the public interest of the entire state is involved Mississippians can be depended on to stand and act united. This has been clearly and forcefully demonstrated again in recent days as Governor Ross Barnett presented for public consideration a proposition that will enable Mississippi to make the long-sought "breakthrough" into an area of industrial development that had heretofore escaped the state's efforts to capture. Certainly, the people of the state, who stand to derive substantial benefits from the location of a $125 million oil refinery in Mississippi, will add an even stronger endorsement to Governor Barnett's proposal when they go to the polls October 3 to ratify the constitutional changes submitted by a near-unanimous legislature. That the people of each of the state's 82 counties are in overwhelming accord with the state's proposal for economic development was evidenced when the 410-member Mississippi Association of Supervisors adopted unanimously a resolution in support of the two proposed constitutional changes. This "grass roots" backing at the county beat level of government, together with strong and widespread support from the state's newspapers, gave the legislature a clue-in on the attitude of the people. The legislature, which already had made a name for itself in Che 1960 enactment of a broad economic development program, needed only about 24 hours to put its official stamp of approval on the project. It speaks well for Mississippi, when, at a time when the future welfare of the state and its people is at stake, such a show of solidarity can be broadcast loudly for all to hear. Such a demonstrated attitude on the part of the people of a great state cannot help but attract favorable attention in places where it is economically important that Mississippi make a good impression. Orderly differences of opinion can, because they tend to be informative, be healthy to a progressing state such as ours. It is encouraging, though, to note that in the public interest Mississippians can forget petty differences, erase political barriers and move ahead in a spirit of cooperation that proves intelligent thinking and lends strength and dignity to the combined efforts of all. Mississippians, one and all, are to be congratulated for such a magnificent display of "togetherness." Old Ladies Home In Need Of Assistance The annual campaign for funds for the support of the Old Ladies Home in Jackson is being conducted during the month of August and since this valuable institution serves the entire state, Mississippians in every section should give it their full cooperation. The Old Ladies Home, officials remind. Erst opened its doors here in 1908 as a culmination of the dreams and plans of a dedicated group of ladies whose interest in providing a home for elderly ladies has been developed and expanded over the years. This institution now provides a comfortable home for 95 ladies, along with a hospital under the supervision of a registered nurse providing medical aid within the Home for all but the most severe illnesses. When surgery is needed, it is provided for Home residents in our local hospitals. Our Old Ladies Home since Hs inception has been under the control of an efficient board of managers who serve without pay. The institution has been supported during its 53 year history by generosity of Mississippians. The fund drive now in progress deserves and must receive the same generous response enjoyed by annual campaigns in the past. Make out your check today and get it in the mail. Improved System Plots Hurricanes Around five per cent of all hurricanes originating in this section of the hemisphere strike Mississippi in some degree, it has been said in the past. Thus the Magnolia State is keenly interested in the improved hurricane plotting system which the U. S. Weather Bureau has perfected for the approaching hurricane season. The Jackson Weather Bureau, under Chief George Fish, has been given details of the latest advances in the system, and is passing them on to Mississippians. Radar warning sentinels now scan the entire coastal waters from Southern Texas to Maine, it has been revealed by F. W. Reichelderfer, chief of the U. S. Weather Bureau. The final long range detection radar at Atlantic City completed the network. According to the Weather Bureau description, electronic radar eyes probe the 3.000-mile coastal atmosphere along the Gulf and the Atlantic. These radar sets are designed especially for weather surveillance. Thirty are already installed or planned for installation in the continental United States to detect any well-developed hurricane whose eye is within 200 miles of the coast and weaker storms at somewhat lesser distances. The 12-foot dish type antenna is mounted on a high vantage point and enclosed in an 18-foot fiberglass reinforced plastic sphere for all-weather operation. This Weather Bureau radar net is supplemented by radar units operated by the USAF Air Defense Command and military weather services. Several non-governmental agencies in Texas and Florida are also cooperating in the radar coastal network. This surveillance program will provide more accurate tracking of storms during the last critical 12 to 18 hours of their approach to the United States coastlines. Last year the effectiveness of the radar was dramatically shown with the tracking of Hurricane Donna off the coast of Florida. Local, state and federal officials concerned with water supply and flood control problems anticipate improvement in hydro-logic management as a result of the new facilities. The radar will provide useful information to aviation interests, forestry officials and researchers in scientific organizations. There is no known method of controlling hurricanes, of course, but the next best thing is to know about them and their movements far enough in advance to take reasonable precautions. The new radar net will help the Weather Bureau perform this service for our people. Even For Louisiana. This Is Big Stuff Down in Louisiana where they do things in a big way, and are currently operating state government at a deficit, (instead of using the Mississippi plan of piling up a surplus), the state biennial budget has grown to $800 millions. Maybe in the Bayou State these figures have added up to such recklessness that a $1 million governor's mansion does not seem out of place. But from this distance, that $1 million building sounds like too, too much. Legislators must think it too much, actually, for the vote to approve the last $700,000 in bonds (to supplement the $300,-000 previously authorized) is being done by mail in sorri-anonymity. Louisiana has had some colorful gover nors, but none of them actually stand in need of a $1 million mansion in which to cut their capers. Laurel Througliwav Becomes "Thruway" The fine new segment of Interstate Highway 59 through Laurel has boon re-fered to as the Laurel Throughway. Bv permission of the State Highway Department, the Laurel community, throuph its Chamber of Commerce, has shortened that title to "Thruway." And so when Laurel entertains its visitors for a ribbon-cutting on the splendid now highway next month, we'll all be referring to is as the Laurel Thruway. It is a fine addition to the highway setup for the state. THE NEIGHBORS ByGeorge Clark -.1. U" "In some ways she's the best sitter we ever had." TODAY'S PRAYER FROM THE UPPER ROOM Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death. For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain (Philippians 1:20,21.) PRAYER: O Lord our God, inspire us to enthrone Christ in our souls. May we crown Him king of our lives. Help us to give ourselves to Him in complete surrender. In His divine name we pray. Amen. (NFISC A BILLION OOUARS tllltl tCq WORTH OF INDUSTRIES- S- jlf -AND ROB w& rw1i vour life I ViU TCi CITIZENS 4 fpM SWm OF THEIR A iSi1-'- HOW REDS STAY JY THE BLACK DREW PEARSON SAYS: Castro Wakes American Newsman With Proposal Of Negotiation f Editor's Note: While Drew Pearson is in Russia to cover the current crisis, his associate, Jack Anderson, is covering the Washington front.) WASHINGTON-It was 4 a. m. in Havana; the telephone in the darkened hotel room rang urgently. Newsman Lee A r a g o n stirred in his sleep, groped for the receiver. He heard a man's voice, rather high-pitched, blurt: "Hello! This is Fidel Castro." " "Yeah?" grumbled the sleepy reporter. "And this is the Dalai Lama." But it turned out to be the Cuban dictator indeed, and he stayed on the phone for 90 minutes. A confidential account of this strange call in the night has been given to the State Department. Now the highlights can be published for the firt time. The Spanish-socaking Aragon broadcasts for WRL'L. a Now York shortwave station that beans news to Latin America. He went to Cuba on a press junket, stepped from an official car into an uncovered manhole and broke his leg. "How's your leg?" Castro began. Then in a confidential tone, he said: "Oye chico (meaning "Listen Pal"), you are a Latin American, and we can understand ourselves." He spoke about Cuban - American relations. "Take notes," he urged, "and tell your masters. But tell the truth for a change." Then he got around to the point of his call. "Do you remember Kennedy's inaugural address when he said, 'We shall not negotiate in fear, but we shall not fear to negotiate'?" "Yes," said Aragon, '1 remember." "Chico, but they seem to be afraid to negotiate with us," Castro said in a taunting tone. "You know," he continued, "what President Kennedy, Secretary Rusk, and other officials of the American government have stated about Communism in thn hemisphere not being ne-pof;ah'e, ju't economic matters, and who to'd them we wanted to negotiate Camrrrnism? We are rea:ly to n?r;ot:nte with them the whole range of Cuban-American differences. "The British and the French also had a disappointing dialogue with Nasser in Egypt over the Suez Canal. Their failure to convince the Egyptians to give them back the canal at the point of guns did not exclude their talking things over at the confer- HOW DO YOU STAND, SIR? By U.S. Senator BARRY M. GOLDWATER For more than 15 years the existence of the so-called "cold war" has been suspended like the sword of Damocles poised to behead civilization. Thermo-nuclear warfare, based on scientific achievements in missiles and rocketry, threateas destruction to most of the world and particularily to thase areas of the world worth preserving. The seats of civil government, the cities and the industrial capacity would fall as first victims in any allout atomic contest. At this moment the East and West face each other through the Brandenberg Gate. Each protagonist has a chip on his shoulder like two little boys eager for combat but unwilling to accept responsibility for starting the fight. The Communists hope we will knock the chip off their shoulder first, and our people are determined the Communists shall be identified as the aggressors if a conflict develops. Why is it that the people of the western world who want to progress and advance civilization cannot live in peaceful community with the people of the Communist states who also want to make progress and to advance civilization? Why must this fearful tension of the cold war continue? Is it because our economic systems are different? Or because our political systems are different? We have had communal communities in the United States and there was no cold war. When this nation was created and during most of its existence, there were very few democratic republics in the world, but we were not the target of a cold war. The basic reason behind out difficulty with Russia today is the Communist's denial of the existence of Almighty God, We cannot, for long, live at peace with men who deny and reject the moral laws which we accept. The English common law, which is really responsible for our peaceful relations between men in the western world, is based on universal acceptance of the moral law of the Ten Commandments. Thou shalt not kill. We valre human life; Russians regard life as cheap and expendable. Thou shalt do no murder. Our society is built on respect for the family relationship. Honor thy father and thy mother. The Communists deliberately break up the families and condemn to death those too old to work. Thou shalt not steal. We respect property rights: the Communists claim that man has no property rights. Thou shalt not boar false witness. We believe in truth; the Communists believe it is righ? to say anything or do anything which would advance the cause of world communism. I am the Lord thy God. thou shalt have no other God before me. We worship God; the Communists worship the state and the rulers who head the state. Without the restraint of moral law, men are no better than beasts, and men who subject themselves to the discipline of a moral code are at a great disadvantage when confronted by men who deny the existence of a moral code. I do not claim that all Americans, at all times, observe all the moral laws. Being human, we are sinful. But our society recognizes that morality should govern the acts of men. The Communist concept denies the existence of morality. How do you stand, sir? ence table later on. We all know that France and England and Egypt have resumed diplomatic relations and that the Suez Canal continues being Egyptian. "There are many reasons for a Cuban - American understanding. After all, we cannot change geography. We cannot escape the fact that we both are in the same hemisphere only a few miles away from each other." Castro's curious call, bidding for a reconciliation with the United States, was followed up later bv his economic czar, Ernesto "Che" Guevara, who approached White House aide Richard Goodwin in Montevideo, Uruguay, with some of the same arguments. The State Department is skeptical, however, about Castro's good intentions. Inl? service rivalry has now spread to the President's private office. Maj. Gen. Ted Clifton, the Army aide, sneaked a copy of the West Point yearbook between the book-ends on President Kennedy's desk. But it was spotted by the alert Naval aide, Cmdr. Tazewell Shepard, who quickly rustled up a copy of the Annapolis yearbook to place alongside it. The TV antennas which sprouted like futuristic plants on the White House roof while Dwight Eisenhower lived underneath, have been taken down. This doesn't mean Jack Kennedy is a TV abstainer, but he doesn't follow the Westerns and thrillers beloved by Ike. He prefers public affairs programs and panels, uses portable sets with inside rabbit-ear aerials. His TV tastes dismay Dave Powers, the White House jester, who has been hoping to catch JFK watching a Western. Powers wants to rib the boss about being on the losing side. For the President, who likes to win, is an honorary member of an Indian tribe. There's another Irishman in the White House who can cross verbal shillelaghs with Powers: Mugsey O'Leary, the President's handyman. He caught Powers unaware the other day by asking innocent'y: "Have you heard about the three Indians in Ire land?" "No," confessed Powers. "Too bad," said Mugsey, then walked off leaving Powers, the master raconteur, wondering if there really was a story he didn't know. President Eisenhower ordered the White House repainted last October for his successor. The painters were supposed to be finished by December 20, didn't complete the job until March 1. Yet already big blotches of paint are flaking off the East Wing. Estimators are now checking to see how much of the $23,800 job has to be done over. Sidelight: Ike chose blue-green, Mamie's favorite color, for the President's office. But JFK ordered it done over in white, Jackie's favorite color. Jacqueline Kennedy, after admiring the wallpaper in an old house, sought a donor who would pay to have the wallpaper peeled off and transferred to a room in the White House. The National Society of Interior Designers agreed to put up $20,000 for the job. The special wallpaper, titled "Scenic America," was first printed in the early 1800's by J. Zuber. What the First Lady apparently doesn't know is that the Zuber company is still producing the same identical wallpaper from the original hand blocks. She could have papered the White House room for only 520. PROFIT ASSURED The Mississippi legislature atands to profit either way. You see, there have been new microphones placed on desks in the house of representatives, one for every two lawmakers. Rep. Russell Fox of Claiborne remonstrated the other day,, telling the bouse that his desk-mate, Rep. Jimmy Walker, of Quitman, a member of the house contingent fund committee, was charging him (Fox) a dime every time Fox used the "mike." Since Rep. Fox is one of the talkingest if not the biggest talker in the legislature, he announced that his expenses are now exhorbitant and begged the house to intercede to stop the charges or give him an individual mike. Whereupon, Walker arose to announce that his collections from Fox would do one of two things. "Either we will build up a nice cash fund for dime rentals or we will stop Fox from talking so much and measurably shorten the next session of the ed. "Either way, the state will profit." HOBBY Miss Joann Lea Watts, Pop-larville, Miss Hospitality for 1961, has no ambition to become an actress She told newsmen the other day that she would like to go into welfare work when she t graduates from Mississippi Southern College, Hattiesburg. Matrimony has not entered her mind. She thinks that traveling about the country as Mississippi goodwill ambassador will prove most interesting because she likes people and will get to meet folks all over the nation. And, perhaps she will be able to add to her stuffed animal collection. Yes, that's her hobby, collecting stuffed animals. WELL TAKEN The Mississippi legislature responded enthusiastically to a call by Rep. Bedford Wad-dell, of Copiah the other day for assistance to Jackson and Hinds county. The law-maker reminded that "they are fighting the state's battle in this Freedom Rider Business, and financial burden is heavy and I think the state ought to help." Applause greeted Mr. Wad-dell's statements. It is probable that when the legislature comes back next January for a general session, financial aid will be voted. Mayor Allen Thompson said sometime ago that the Freedom Riders will cost the city some $250,000. There is no telling how much they are costing Hinds county and Sheriff Bob Gilfoy. The sheriff is having to provide a lot of extra help to handle this freedom rider business and that's money out of his pocket As Rep. Waddell intimates, the state may owe the city county and the sheriff a debt of gratitude, but you can't eat gratitude. A little hard cash will be mighty helpful REMINDER Rep. Walter Hester, Adams, put an arm around a colleague' shoulder in a capitol corridor the other day. "Do you know Charlie," he recalled, "this man, Thompson McClellan, is the man who originated the law that Jackson -has been using to convict Free-. dom Riders?" And, sure enough we immediately remembered, the law passed in 1960 which provides that an officer may arrest any person or persons congregating or standing around any place, if that person or persons refuse to move on when ordered to do so. ANOTHER Another reminder, concerning industrialization. It was Sen. Hermes Gautier, of Pascagoula, who secured passage of the statues under which Jackson county set up the Bayou Casotte area as a huge industrial park. Had not this been done, it is quite likely that there would have been no suitable site in Jackson county to offer Stand-are Oil Co., for its $125-million refinery. WALTER WINCHELL Hollywood Is Next On FCC TV Probe Candlelight for Two: Singer Didi Douglas and playwright Wm. Man-ville at Cafe Picardie. . .Candy king Geo. Schrafft swaps sweet-talk with Gabrielle Lagerwahl at the Stork. . .Tommy Manville and socialite Carol Norwork, 23, at the Ocean Breeze. A divorcee 4 times. . .Michele Morgan and movie exec Gerald Oury at Charles V. . .Golf pro Jay Reviere and Flordia's gift to the Latin Quarter Sara Rogers at Eddie Condon's jazzpot. . . Nancy Miller, one of the prettiest of the new models (divorced from a South American, at the Little Club with Spencer Finkelstein, the Windsor Industries exec. . .Dan Topping Jr. and tv's Jave Thomas at the Embers. . .Arthur Murray franchiser Dan Constello and Ann Meeker (of Warner's films) who wed mext month. . .A. Fabian (of the theatre family) and Mar-got Moser, current Liza of "My Fair Lady," made their idyll public at Roseland. Hollywood will be the scene for the next FOC television hearings. More big names, more front-page headlines. The session in New York played to almost empty pews. . .Attorney-General Kennedy's war against Las Vegas and other gambling tycoons has them worried stiff. . .He is on the verge of attacking juke-box matters on Long Island. The U. S. Communist Party is expected to inherit a young mint from one of its angels who died last year. . . The new fashion look from Yur-rop will play havoc with U.S. girdle and brassiere-makers. Dresses are being designed to fit without foundation garments. . . Biggest attraction in the music biz blind pianist singer Ray Charles can't get a police permit to work in N.Y.C. Shelly Berman herewith gets his nickel's worth of news (the price of the paper for this flash: A stripper calls herself Belly Sherman. . .Socialite Jerry Shields and Honey Hunt of the You-All sector cancelled merger plans. . .Pat-tie Stone, chorine turned model, has rocknroll star Frank Gari mumbling. . .Look's article on our Polaris miile submarines frightens you. It says that we won't be first to fire them. But when we get the order to shoot it will mean our country's been destroyed and we will destroy Russia's big cities . ..The Navy is planning a plunge 16,800 feet down in Bahama waters to try to retrieve the capsule lost when Astronaut Grissom was saved. . .More musicals than ever are planned for next season, girls. . . .Girl-Watcher Tom Corbally's foes wonder how he got both arms broken in Belgium. Linda Christian's meow-qjote of the year: "There isn't one producer or director in Hollywood today who can say he ever had favors from me. And that's more than many actresses with better reputations than mine can say". . . .Sal Mineo's big crush is Villa Capri (H'wood) hatchick Tina Bo-kn. They tryst at Open House in Girltown. . .Actor Tod Andrews didn't attempt suicide. He thought he was taking some relaxing pills and picked up the wrong bottle. . . Another reason why you can't find parking space in Manhattan:. The Untouchables (the UN mob) park all over town and can't be given a ticket because of the ridiculous diplomatic status. Are they exempt from income taxes, too?. . .Movie theater owners are pretty clever. They call their Summer re-runj "Art Festivals." JFK and Pierre Salinger requested White House hocus-focusers not to shoot the Prez when he is smiling on these tense days. . . C. V. Whitney's former son-in-law Dick Cowell is serious about society's Alice Santry, whose rich pater veto'd the romance. BU.U GRAHAM: MY ANSWER QUESTION: Through a young and foolish sin, I had an abortion. I now feel guilty of murder. How can I ever know forgiveness? D. Q. ANSWER: Abortion is as violent a sin against God, nature, and one's self as one can commit. Granted also that there is an element of murder in it. But despite all this there are hundreds of thousands of abortions committed every year. The worst effect of abortion is upon the soul of the would-be mother. We receive scores of letters like yours in our office, and the mental and spiritual torture of girls like you are heart-rending. The most we can say is that "God is ready to pardon, is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and of great kindness." If abortion is "murder," then you must remember that Peter, who tried to murder a Roman soldier, became a pillar of Christ's church. Paul, who participated in the murder of Stephan, became the greatest Christian missionary of all time. There is forgiveness in Christ, and there is strength to face life with a new and fresh sense of purpose. N0 one in history has ever trusted wholly in Him who ever had the least re gret

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