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Sunday, June 12, 1966
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4 (Sec. I) Statesman, Salem, Wo Favor Sways Us; No CHARLES A. SPRAGUE, Editor A Roof for Shakespeare The United States government has been handing out subsidies to scientists and educators for years, but it is just beginning to give tax dollars to artists and actors. The man who has the most to say about who gets the money in the new program came to Oregon last week to help launch a $500,000 drive to build an indoor theater for the Ashland Shakespearean Festival. He is Roger L. Stevens, chairman of the President's Council on the Arts. He once bought the Empire State Building. He is the man who brought such plays and musicals to Broadway as "A Man for All Seasons" and "West Side Story." His present task, along with the rest of his council, is to decide how to distribute the $10 million which Congress has allocated to implement the aid-to-culture program which was started by President Kennedy and endorsed by President Johnson. Ten million dollars is tiny compared with the vast sums spent by most federal programs, so Stevens is husbanding his resources cannily. For one thing, he isn't promising any money to the Ashland Festival. If the theatre is to be built, and the drive is off to a good start, it will be through private donations. His $10 million must be spread over two years and be divided up among all the arts, literature, painting, sculpturing, music, etc. This leaves about $1 million per year for" the performing arts, including the theater. With this amount of money, Stevens refuses to gamble. He insists that it will not go to build buildings. It could all evaporate in one building project. It will not go to pay deficits for foundering acting companies. It will go only to proven theatrical companies headed bv persons of established talents. Its goal will be to provide salaries for more actors, to bring these actors under the best direction and to thereby uncover new talent. Despite Stevens' disclaimers, one gets the impression that his group wants to bet on "sure things" with the initial appropriation rather than have failures on his record when he goes back to Congress for really sizable amounts of. money at the next appropriation time. The Ashland Festival doesn't qualify for aid under the present policy because it is not a fully professional company, nor a year-around company. When the new theatre is built, it will house a professional reportory company and would-therefore qualify. Stevens' suggestions to an Ashland audience that the festival might receive favorable consideration once the theater was built brought applause and cheers. Stevens sees as one goal of such a company the presentation of Shakespearean plays in high schools and colleges throughout the state. The company of professional actors would be based in its Ashland theater but would occasionally tour to the students instead of expecting them to go to the theater. Shakespeare comes alive to people only through an excellent literature teacher or excellent actors. A touring Ashland comDanv would bring a new Reagan By ROSCOE DRUMMOND WASHINGTON Ronald Reagan's landslide victory in the California primary raises three ques tions of na-tlonal signif-'VT h O W much of boost to the far right is R e a g an'sj big vote? What' would Rea Resco Drummend gan's election as governor of California mean to prospects of the Republican party in 1968? What kind of an administration would the conservative Mr. Reagan give to his state? As conservative as he seemed to be in 1964 as an ardent Goldwater advocate or as moderate as his own campaign this year? Part of the answers to these questions is already visible. There can be no doubt that Reagan's decisive margin moves the state GOP leadership and the center of the rank-and-file of the party appreciably to the r'ght. He was conservative enough to win Goldwater supporters, but not to conservative as to alienate Republican moderates. A x Ore., Sun., June 12, '66 Nunm m IMI Fear Shall Awe." -From First Statesman, March 28, 1851 & Publisher Win Raises Questions Reagan did not conduct an extremist-type campaign and he won, in part, because he did not identify himself in the minds of most voters as an extremist. Reagan's big primary vote, outdistancing Gov. Edmund Brown's in a state 3 to 2 Democratic, puts Brown on the defensive and gives the Republicans an excellent chance of adding the most populous and a politically powerful state to the GOP Camp. The clue to how well Reagan did is best shown in how badly Brown did. In 1958, when the candidates could run in both parties' primaries, Brown outran William Know-land by 660,000. In 1962 when there was no cross-filing he outpolled Richard Nixon by 428,000. But this time Brown is more than 68,000 votes behind Reagan. For the first time in many years the Republican party in California is effectively united for a crucial campaign. A Reagan victory this fall would do two things to the GOP: If the party can hold what it now has, it would give the Republicans political sway in six of the biggest states-Massachusetts, New York, statesman WENDELL WEBB, Managing Editor dimension to the study of the arts in Oregon high schools. It would add to the growing popularity of the Ashland summer festival. The campaign for an indoor theater at Ashland should command wide public support. After a successful quarter-century of "Shakespeare under the stars," the company merits a roof over its head for year-around performances. J.W.S. Lifejackets Save Lives Coast Guard figures confirm the value of lifejackets by reporting that of the 1,360 persons who perished in boat accidents last year 1,212 had no lifesaving devices within reach. Put another way, only 30 per cent of those without lifesaving devices were rescued while over 63 per cent of those who were using such devices were saved. Like mayflies coming out in the warm weather, the thousands of boats which have been in storage all year are ready to crowd the public boat landings in long lines on the weekends. The roar of the high-powered outboard breaks the spring silence of the lakes and rivers. With more boats have come more accidents, up about 20 per cent in the past five years. The Coast Guard blames about 75 per cent of them on human error. Oregon has 63,049 boats listed in the CG report. Fifteen persons were killed in boating accidents in the state last year and property damage amounted to $80,000. This is a small toll compared with the carnage of automobile accidents, but it adds materially to the price of recreation. Not only lifejackets spell safety in boating, swimming provides another important safeguard. The CG estimates that half the people in the nation cannot swim more than 50 feet. Only 9 per cent of the non-swimmers without life-saving devices survived boating accidents. Half the non-swimmers with life-saving devices were rescued. The lessons in these statistics are plain. Lifejackets, belts and pads save lives if they are within reach. Swimming skills spell safety in the water. This is the season when swimming classes are offered in the public pools. Now is the time to equip boats with life-saving devices. The success of the Surveyor soft landing on the moon not only spurs interest in manned landings but also in the possibility of a soft landing on Mars. The Martin Company is developing a series of capsules for such landings. They are scheduled to begin with a Surveyor-like capsule in 1969 and end with two "space buses" in 1979 which would disgorge automated biological laboratories and vehicles capable of exploring the planet's surface. The battery-powered trend continues with the production of the first fully electric portable typewriter by Royal. U. S. manufacturers seem determined to take away the need for human muscles. Like the old chestnut about news: "man bites dog," is the story from Los Angeles that Frank Sinatra was given a black eye and didn't hit back. Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio, California. The addition of California to the Republican ranks would mean that the GOP would have elected Governors in states which, together, account for more than a majority in the electoral vote. Obviously this does not guarantee that the GOP can defeat Lyndon Johnson for the Presidency. But it does show that at the state level the voters do not spurn Republican candidates. What kind of a Governor would Reagan turn out to be? MM f w v "V- $,w v. . . Time Flies: 10 Years Ago June 12, 1956 Salem police sergeants promoted to the rank of lieutenant were Don Nicholson, Walter Esplin, Robert Mason and David Bain. 25 Years Ago June 12, 1941 Brilliant flashes of heat lightning climaxed a day in which a blazing sun gave Sa Statesman Safety Irish Blood? To the Editor: Well they rammed the Salvation Army Shelter down our throats. Did you ever hear of an Injunction Suit being filed and no hearing held? It happens in Salem. Now they are going to make us sell our homes (if the measure passes) so they can have a park for the "Hangers On" from said S. A. Shelter. Do you remember Marion Square a few years back? But the funny part of it is the officials are so afraid it won't pass at a regular election so they are going to pick a time when voters are too busy to vote so they plan on a special election. I wonder how much a special election costs? Where is the added money coming from? Do you know how many of the small parks around the city have adequate toilet facilities? Wouldn't it be better to improve what we have before acquiring more? If this measure passes; Cand it is up to the voters to get out and vote) what is going to happen to the children that go to play by the river? Every day I see them by the dozens, from toddlers on up go unattended there. What is going to protect them from these "hangers on" after they have imbibed a little too much? Remember Marion Square. And what about us who have our homes here? Would you like it if the "powers that be" would come in and say, "Pack up! you have to move we need this land." We saw that happen in South Salem. Is it morally right? What do you say we vote this park deal down the same as we did last month even He is a man of conservative convictions and conservative instincts. He would like to see less government, less spending, and a more efficient administration. But, if elected, it is going to be fascinating to see how moderate a conservative he becomes when he faces the responsibilities of office an1 the services. I suspect that, if Reagan faces the real problems of California, he will use the instrument of government more than the far right will relish. (C) 1968 Publishers Newspaper Syndicate. . AV.V. .V.V.'.W.ViV.M from the Files of The Oregon Statesman lem its hottest temperature of the year with a mercury reading of 95. 40 Years Ago June 12, 1926 Moody Benner, 17-year-old member of this year's graduating class of Salem High School, received a Remington typewriter in recognition of his ability as a typist. He was one of two persons in the state to win the accuracy contests. THE SUMMIT though they put it up for special election. Got any Irish blood in your veins? George L. Cooper 2010 Water St. Salem, Ore. Private 'Rights' To the Editor: These are my reasons for agreeing with Ben Colbath regarding Civil Rights Bill H.R. 14765 and Senate Bill 3296: (1) This Bill has no place within the so-called ''Civil Rights" area recently innovated. We all have the "right" to buy within the restrictions set on the one selling, which include the price, how paid, and the provisions the owner may choose. The interested buyer has the right to accept or decline, to barter, to argue, peaceably. (2) Private property, or real estate is paid for with the buyer's money, more often with interest, worry and good management. It is the owner's inalienable right to sell, rent, or give away with whatever provisions or conditions the owner chooses. This is guaranteed by statements in the beginning of the Declaration of Independence, by Amendments IV, V and X of the Constitution of the United States of America, or The Bill of Rights. (3) A forced housing law has never been approved by Referendum. Relative to this subject some years back we bought property in Salem, after the clause "to be sold to the Nordic race only" had been removed, by our request. Cloa H. Cate 836 Belmont NE Law Change Needed To the Editor: In the recent election the people of Oregon decided that they wished to make the office of Superintendent of Public Instruction an elective one. There is no question now that education in Oregon is to be involved in the political arena. But on June 3 the Attorney General delivered an opinion to the effect that public school teachers may not (1) contribute to a political campaign, (2) distribute literature for a candidate, (3) be on a candidate's committee and (4) contribute money to any individual's campaign. The opinion Phone 364-6811 Published every morning ol the year at 280 Church St. NE, Salem, Ore. (Zip Code 97308) (Second class poatage paid at Salem. Oregon ) SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In cities and on many rural routes. Daily and Sunday $1.75 per mo. Daily only $1.50 per mo Sunday only $ 10 week mail Daily and Sunday: In Oregon $ 1.75 per mo. S 4.00 three mo. 7.50 six mo. $13.00 rear til U.S.. outside Oregon 1.75 per mo. By mall Sunaay only $ .10 week (In advance) 3-0 year MEMBER Audit Bureau of Circulation Bureau of Advertising ANPA Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association NATIONAL ADVERTISING REPRESENTATIVE: The KaU Agency. Inc. MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press Is entlUed exclusively to the use of all local news printed in this newspaper. JIbi 7 Valve also indicated that a teacher may serve as a precinct committeeman or committeewom-an only under severe restrictions ... Since the sovereign people of Oregon previously voted their approval of teachers serving in the legislature and since they have now spoken with regard to an elective state superintendent, it seems that teachers and citizens in general ought to promptly advise their state representatives that now is the time for the Oregon legislature to consider appropriate legislation to specifically exempt teachers from this restrictive ruling. Otherwise Oregon's teachers, who are presumed to be among the state's more informed citizens, will, in effect, be seriously limited in their rights as citizens and actually will continue to be second-class citizens. Leland E. Hess 4715 Pullman Avenue SE Publicity Flack? To the Editor: The Oregon State Treasurer has succeeded in gaining fantastic publicity and a great increase in his personal power by coming out boldly for a relocation of the new section of highway 101 away from the sandspit at Pacific City. He has whipped the Highway Commission into a position of "confusion". He reopened old wounds in this community wounds that were beginning to heal after five years of conflict over relocation of this highway. He gained enough publicity to enable the average candidate to win an office he has done this without offending many voters. If he offended every voter in this area, it would not affect the election much; this is a tiny community without political strength an ideal political football to be kicked around without fear by any candidate who recognizes a situation ripe for exploitation. Will this candidate deny that he himself outlined this scheme in detail prior to the campaign that with cold and cunning calculation he explained (in the presence of witnesses) that the loss in votes would be small, while the gain in name-recognition and other valuable publicity would be great? He has demonstrated unusual ability to execute a sheme like this with perfect timing, with flawless skill, with total indifference to the hurtful effects (among a small number of voters). He has earned the support of every voter to whom this type of candidate appeals. Surely the heartbreaks he leaves behind in politically unimportant communities are a small price to pay for this kind of personal triumph. Kathryn L. Smith Secretary Pacific City Boosters Club Pacific City, Ore. Defense Budget Told RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (AP) Finance Minister Mohammad Shoaib Saturday presented a 1966-67 national budget providing a peak defense expenditure of f 474 million. CRT 933JD0 mo cms (Continued from page one.) literally the inspired Word of God, they feel that this secular course offends that fundamental of their faith. In defense of the course in the Bible as Literature the university has introduced many witnesses who testify that the instruction does not trench on personal beliefs, but deals with the Bible as a work of literature. One professor testified: "The Bible must and can be presented objectively as the center of all our cultural tradition. A knowledge of the Bible is vital to an understanding of all literature." This is certainly true with respect to English literature, which is saturated with Bible references, as it is also with Greek and Roman mythology. Quite aside from its religious significance, the Bible does rank high as literature. An informed mind needs to know the Bible I recall a United Nations debate over the Korean war in which Vishinsky, the Soviet foreign minister quoted from the Bible, though, as a Communist, he was an atheist. The litigating ministers are probably more concerned over the fact that the Bible isn't being taught at the university in the way they would teach it. They weaken their own position in the public mind by a show of such intolerance. Anyone who knows state universities knows that professors try hard in their classroom work to avoid provoking controversies over religion and politics. They encourage students to explore theories and points of view, and often are very reticent to express their personal opinions. The conflict between conservatism and liberalism in religion is not confined to those of the Jewish or Christian faiths. Islam has its disputes also. While the Koran is the sacred book of the Moslems, they run into trouble in applying Its teaching to the facts now of common knowledge. From Jiddah, South Arabia comes the report of an article by Sheik Abdeaziz bin Baz, vice president of the Islamic University of Medina. He wrote: ''Much publicity has been given ... to the theory that the earth rotates and the sun is fixed ... I thought it my duty to write a brief essay that would guide the reader to the proofs of the falsity of this theory and to realization of the truth ' Hence I say the Holy Koran, the Prophet's teaching, the majority of Islamic scientists and the actual fact all prove that the sun is running in its orbit, as Almighty God ordained, and that the earth is fixed and stable, spread out by God for his mankind and made a bed and a cradle for them, fixed down firmly by mountains lest it shake." After numerous quotations from the Koran and quotations from old Islamic teachings the shiek declared: "Anyone who professed otherwise would utter infidelity and deviation, because such an act is a charge of falsehood toward God, the Koran and the Prophet," Sheik bin Baz continued. This controversy might lodge in the lap of King Feisal of Saudi Arabia. He is a faithful Moslem who wouldn't dare discredit the Koran. Yet he can't escape the facts learned since Mohammed wrote the Koran. This controversy will not go that far. Somewhere along the line the sheik's contention will be sidetracked and the Moslem world continue to adapt itself to current scientific knowledge. s Powell Denies Plan to Wed PARIS (AP) Rep. Adam Clayton Powell, D-N.Y., denied categorically Saturday that he planned to marry his staff assistant, Corinne Huff. "It's absolutely untrue," he said about published reports that he and the former Miss Indiana would wed. Powell was in Paris Saturday en route to Geneva for the annual meeting of the International Labor Organiaztion. He and Hiss Huff leave Sunday for the meeting Editorial Comment Cost of Job Corps Concern to Writer (Eugene Register-Guard) The University of Oregon won renewal of its Federal grant to operate the Job Corps Center at Tongue Point near Astoria. Thus can the university continue an experiment noble in purpose if sometimes faltering in execution. But the figures are disquieting. The grant is for $6,795,-000. The assignment: train 900 young men for a year. Nine hundred into $6,795,000 is 7,-550. That's how many dollars it will take to train one enrolee to be a mechanic or appliance repair man. Medical school costs no more. True, all this is not "cost of education" money. Included is room, board, clothing, transportation, salaries of the students, and supervision 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 12 months a year. In some cases it includes what amounts to welfare payments. Our Man Hoppe Private Drab Learns About Free Elections By ARTHUR HOPPE SAN FRANCISCO "I see where the primaries are over back home." said Private Oliver Drab, 378-18-4454, leafing through a wTinkled copy of Stars and Stripes. "Who won?" asked his friend Cor- nnral Pratr I W 1 I 11 U LI L - much interest as he scraped bottom of his C-ration can J with his a spoon and1 tossed it un Arthur Hood der the Amtrack they were squatting against. "It doesn't say. It just says a heavy vote was expected." "Who would you've voted for?" "I don't know." Private Drab frowned. "Nobody, I guess." "Private Drab!" It was Captain Buck Ace. His military moustache was all a-bristle and he was thwacking his riding crop against his palm. "Have you got the faintest notion of why you're here?" "Oh yes sir," said Private Drab, scrambling to his feet. "It's because Im stupid. I was too stupid to get into college and too stupid to get married. So they drafted me." "I don't mean that, Drab,", said the Captain, scowling. I I'm talking about democra-j cy. I'm talking about free ! elections. That's why you're j here and don't you forget it." ! "If you say so, sir," saidj Private Drab. "But I never could see where things would-'ve been much better even if Goldwater'd won." "Damn it. Drab," exploded the Captain, "I don't mean our j elections. I mean theirs. The reason you've been thorough-I ly trained, superbly equipped and shipped 10,000 miles to j this poor country is to fight j for their right to hold free elections, to guide their own destinies, to choose their own j path. And I'm proud to say ' that after years of fighting j and sacrifices by us, they're ; going to hold their first free j elections any month now." j "Oh, that's wonderful news, sir," said Private Drab enthusiastically. "Glad you realize our sacrifices are not in vain, soldier," said the Captain, mollified. "Yes, sir! Anybody can see these people are pretty tired thexj h j to the boys' families. Even at that, though, the cost seems high, perhaps because the pro- , gram is so generous, perhaps because experimental pro- . grams cost more than well- established programs. Even more disquieting than the per-boy cost is the fact that the Job Corps skims off only ! the top of the poverty pool, j For every boy in the program, dozens who need it remain outside ot it. The magnitude u of the chore, if it is to be done completely and well, adds urgency to Congressmanwom-an Edith Green's contention that as much as possible must be done in the local schools. There it can be done more , cheaply, if only because local programs don't have that around - the - clock overhead. Whether or not the job can be done as well at home is something only experimentation will tell. of the whole thing. So they'll vote to knock off the war and we can all go home." "Just a minute, Drab," said the Captain. "They're not go- ing to let neutralists or Communists run for office. After all, there's a war on, vou -know." "Yes, sir, but if they're tried of the war and they're getting a free choice . . ." "They're getting a free choice of which leaders they want to carry on the war to the bitter end." "Oh," said Private Drab, losing interest. 'Then we'ri not going home." "Is that all you ever think of?" snapped the Captain. "Well," said the Private, thoughtfully, "mostly, I guess. Sometimes, though, I think about a hot shower or mayb ice cream or . . ." "Drab," thundered the Captain, "you're asking for a court', martial. Your duty is to fight and die if necessary for the , principle of free elections. And -you stand there saying that ifZ you were home you wouldn't even bother to vote for any-" body. Can you give me one good reason you wouldn't exercise your inalienable right to vote?" ' "Oh, yes, sir," said Private Drab, nodding brightly. "I'm ' too young." with Floyd Bennett All the Constitution guar-antees us is the pursuit of happiness we hare te catch up with it outsHtm. Beethoven was profoundly deaf and never heard his greatest symphonies. To conquer his deafness, he held a stick in his teeth, pressed it against the piano and "heard" the sound vibrations through it. If you want to know what's behind the headlines, ask any housewife She'll tell you it's her husband at the breakfast table. Here's something that should be of interest to every person with a hearing problem: A survey of ear, nose and throat doctors, conducted by a leading medical publication, has revealed that a large number of these specialists have strong preferences for certain brands of hearing aids. If you'd like a free folder reporting the results of this impartial, independent survey, revealing -why these doctors expressed a preference for certain hearing aids, write to us today for your copy, or stop in at our office next time you're nearby. You'll find it interesting reading! DESSY BELLE SEZ : The cost of tiring is usually less than it's worth, but more than you can afford. 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