Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on April 1, 1965 · Page 4
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Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas · Page 4

Garden City, Kansas
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Thursday, April 1, 1965
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editorials Garden rit? T*tofMitt Thursday, April 1, 1941 An Oversight? "Cither an oversight or deliberate planning may givfe convicted slayers Richard Eugene Hickock and Perry Edward Smith an extension on life. The two are scheduled (or were yesterday) to die on the gallows at the Kansas State Penitentiary April 14. Their attorneys are seeking a clemency hearing before Gov. William Avery. But a notice of application for such a hearing must be published 30 days prior to the hearing date. This notice first appeared yesterday in this newspaper, with a hearing date of April 29. So the governor must grant a reprieve for at least 15 days if he agrees to the hearing. Many from here and other places over the state will oppose the applications for executive clemency. There also will be those with strong convictions against capital punishment who will urge the governor to grant clemency. We do not feel the governor should do this unless some new evidence came to his attention which either cast a doubt on the guilt of the two men or gave some other legitimate reason that the two should not hang. Governor Avery is in a spot in which he should not be placed. He has the power to determine if two men should live or die. The law should allow him to make this decision only on the basis of evidence rather than personal conviction. Lorter fro Hie Editor Quoting Johnson and King In a recent "Letter to the Editor", a Lakin resident made a demeaning remark about what it would be like if "they" were to "turn the Negroes completely loose". Following are excerpts of statements by two people eminently qualified to speak about this subject. Said President Johnson in a recent appearance before a joint session of Congress: "Rarely in anytime does an issue lay bare the secret heart of America itself. Equal rights for American Negroes is such an issue. And should we defeat every enemy, and should we double our wealth and conquer the stars, and still be unequal to this issue, then we will have failed as a people and as a nation." None of us, he implied, can "look with prideful righteousness on the troubles in another section," for "there is no Negro problem. There is no Southern problem. There is no Northern problem. There is only an American problem." In many parts of this country every device imaginable has been used to deny the Negro his right to vote. "Even a college degree cannot be used to prove that he (the Negro) can read and write" he concluded, "for the fact is that the only way to pass these barriers is to show a white skin." In the January issue of a nationally known magazine, Dr. Martin Luther King was told by the magazine's interviewer that according to recent statements , by Nejarro leaders they were unsatisfied with the pro' gress which had been made under the new Civil Rights Act and that according to polls taken many whites resented this attitude, calling the Negro "ungrateful" and "unrealistic" to press his demands for more. Dr. King's reply: "What more will the Negro want?" "What will it take to make these demonstrations end?" Well, I would like to reply with another rhetorical question: Why do white people seem to find it so difficult to understand that the Negro i« sick and tired of having reluctantly parceled out to him those ricrhts and privileges which all others receive upon birth or entry in America? I never cease to wonder at the amazing presumption of much of white society, assuming that they have the ripht to bargain with the Negro for his freedom. This arrogant ladling out of pieces of the rights of citizenship has begun to generate a fury in the Negro. Even so, he is not pressing for revenge, or for conquest, or to pain spoils, or to enslave, or even to marry the sisters of those who have injured him. What the Negro wants — and will not stop until he gets — is absolute and unqualified freedom and equality here in this land of his birth, and not in Africa or in some imaginary state. The Negro no lon.orer will be tolerant of anything less than his due rijrht and heritage. He is pursuing only that which he knows is honorably his. He knows that he is right. Being as well acquainted with prejudice as the next man I can't say that speaking of "turning the Negores completely loose" was anything surprising to me. But the fact that the spectre of ignorance and bigotry has publicly raised its head in our part of Kansas gives us ample reason to reflect that while man is only months away from a moon landing he is yet light-years away from respecting the dignity of a certain group of Americans, when, according to conscience and the Constitution of the United States we are all equals. — WILLIAM E. WOOLEN. Scott City. Garden City Tftltaram Fubllsh.d Dally Exc.p* Sunday and Rv« Holiday! Y»ar»v Iv _ . . T "« felegrtm Publishing Company T.Uphon. BR 6-3132 119 N. 7tfc BUI Brown Man in Smith "Now, TAll Rest Assured, The Situation's Well In Hand" Draw Penrson Report* Offended Communists Don't Care for Klan-Muslim Label ___ *»••(•) TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION 5! e *. r .2 tr *• """%* ln .9, arden . Clty |tM P«y«We to eirri.r h MTUU*. By c«rrt»r In other cities where eer»toe U »T»U«b)» I0o oar •«« mall to other audre«ae« in rinnejr. Lane. Scott. Wichita, Oreajey. Hw Kearny. Grmnt Haafetl and Gr»y countiee. 19.80 p»r roari «lj»vh»r* |1 Uioal and are* college atudent*. IS.OO tor 9-month wfcMl r«t. It Telegram motor carrier terrlce U required to h»»« DUbllcatlom-d»» «•> Uijnr by mall in cities that Ute local cirrier •erMct, TO eairiw ra|J '-"SIM ttmnS nd elats pottage Daid at Garden City. Kaataa Mwobtv •( Thtt AM^0lft«tetf ^BrivBM Tbe 4wopiatod Pre», ta entitled exclusively to the •I «|i the local new. printed lo titla newtpanir aa wtU Muatchei. All right* of publication of tpaclip (topitcfae* a*e EDITOR'S NOTE — Draw Pearton it traveling in Europe The column today la written by hit aatoclate, Jack Anderion WASHINGTON — With an injured air, the Communists have complained that this column has tarnished their reputation by associating them with the Ku Klux Klan and Black Muslims. George A. Meyers, speaking for the party, has addressed their grievance to the Washington Post: "Mr. Anderson claims to have uncovered 'some strange Communist - Klan - Muslim links that suggest at least a unity of purpose.' That purpose, according to Mr. Anderson, is to stir up racial conflict in America, 'apparently for the sheer sake of chaos.' "Nowhere does the writer back up his charges, nor can he," Meyers adds petulantly. "The Communist party completely abhors the Klan, and while we are aware of the frustrations that bring such organizations as the Black Muslims into being, we do not identify ourselves with their philosophy." The FBI has amassed convincing evidence that Communists, Klansmen, and Muslims, working at opposite extremes of the civil rights struggle, fanned the flames of violence during last year's long hot summer. While Klansmen were dynamiting churches and murdering civil rights workers .in the South, Communists went into the streets of Harlem to whip up the mobs during the race riots. One inflammatory tract, handed out to the rioters by red agents, declared: "Once again the cops have murdered one of our children. They have been killing about one black person a day in New York City." At last summer's Democratic convention, the four chief troublemakers in the Mississippi Freecorn delegation were known to the FBI as Communists. They fought against every suggested solution and did their utmost to incite violence. This led to the suspicion that they were less interested in promoting Negro rights than in provoking an incident to embarrass President Johnson. A few known Communists also Infiltrated the recent civil rights • march on Montgomery and tried to goad both marchers and police into violence. They seemed bent on producing more bashed heads and bloodied faces for the photographers, thus providing grist for the Communist propaganda mill. This column suggests that the proposed Congressional investigation of the Ku Klux Klan should be expanded to include both the Communists and Muslims. The story should be spread on ttoe record of how the extremists have been using the civil rights conflict to inflame the passions and stir up both races. Here are • few witnesses who might be called: Morton Stavis, Union County, N. J., attorney — He has been a mouthpiece for Communist* in New York and New Jersey, has taken the Fifth Amendment on questions about his own Communist membership. He is now leading the Jepostions Caravan, a task force of 21 lawyers, Who are gathering depositions in Mississippi to use hi the earning legal battle to unseat Mississippi's five Congressmen. Of course, most of the lawyers are sincere civil rights advocates who are unaware of Stavis's Red background. Robert Marvin Shelton, Tusca- toosa, Ala., air conditioner salesman—As Imerial Wizard of the United Klans, he has a habit of predicting civil rights violence but disclaiming responsibility when his predictions come true. He plunked down $150,000 from the Klan treasury to bail out three Klansmen arrested for the murder of civil-rights volunteer Viola Liuzzo. (The fourth, a probation violator, was refused bond.) Jesse Williard Gray, New York City housing specialist —A Communist organizer from 1950 to 1958, he now claims to have left the party. But he remains curiously active in communist causes. H ewas in the middle of last summer's Harlem race riots was reported to have shouted that "only guerrilla warfare" could stop "the police brutality situation in Harlem." Later he denied any part in fomenting the riots. Calvin Fred Craig, Atlanta crane helper — He delivered most of the Georgia Klans into Shelton's outfit, is now Georgia Grand Dragon of the United Klans. In October, 1961, he conducted an explosives school for Klansmen in an isolated area near Macon, Ga. He taught them how to lay booby traps, rig explosive charges, and set fire to automobiles. In August, 1962, he demonstrated how to use dynamite caps at another Klan. meeting in Dawsonville, Ga. Benjamin E. Smith, New Orleans attorney — Though he fas denied membership in the Communist party, he has been active 1" communist fronts. He was arrested in October, 1963, on chart- es of violating Louisiana's Corn- munist Control Law. Last year, he was elected dee president of the National Lawyers Guild, cited as a communist front. Earlier he had received the guild's award for W« "anti-bias «J*" ln I 961 - h « ttt ™J l ™ *•*?" anniversary celebration of tbe Cuban revolution and came hojne singing Dictator Fidel Castro s praises. Smith Is now active in the civil rights movement in the Gayle L. Smith, who will ride at the Garden State Park meet* ing in New Jersey this spring, has been a jockey for 30 yean. He was one of the riders involved in the 1944 triple dead heat In Aqueduct'! Carter Handicap. APRIL BRINGS many things such as the start of yardwork, closet-cleaning, furniture moving, painting, Easter bonnet buying and so on. Enough to keep most of us up and going. But if you need a few suggestions on the side, here's Mad Magazine's calendar of April foolishness * * APRIL 1 — ALFREP E. Neuman's birthday. April 2 — Pacific Ocean discovered by the D.A.R. 1947. April 3 — Doris Von Kappelhoff s birthday. April 4 — Chickenfat Festival starts today on Mosholu Parkway, Bronx, N.Y. April 5 — Gregory Peck's Birthday (Talk in a monotone all day today.) April 9 — Kick "Dondi" in the teeth day. April 10 — Mrs. Shiela Elkbright reports husband to postmaster as "Obscene Male", 1961. April 11 — Tonto's Birthday (Happy Kimo Sabe!) April 12 — French fruillotine operators go on strike, demand severance pay, 1789. April 13 — Harold SUssen's birthday (The original elephant joke.) April 15 — Form 1040 Day. April 16 — Tree-Surgeon Al BJno performs delicate operation but refuses to take an extra bough, 1958. April 17 — William Franklin Beedie's Birthday. April 19 — - Jayne Mansfield's Birthday. April 22 — Yehudi Menuhin'a Birthday. April 38 — Shirley Temple's Birthday (Take Animal Crackers for lunch) April 24 — Sidney Loomis becomes first man to walk a mile for a camel, 1913. April 26 — Confederate Day. April 80 — Arbor Pay. d. h. DISCOUNT - WHOLESALE The two magic words to the American buying public! It it only « rumor as far ct I know about a Discount House going in north of Stoner Me. I. So far, I haven't tost any sleep about it, and don't intend to. We grocers are us«d to competition. I visited a discount house a couple of weeks ago. They were doing some business, had • lot of merchandise. Sut I couldn't find very many items that were nationally adver- tiled, or brand names, that I knew, 10 I don't know if they were cut prices or not, and neither does their customers. It's tmo they had cut some drug and soap prices. So I locked to see where they were making up their loss, and I found it. One item, we sell quite a few of for $1.00 each; but they were selling a lot at $2.98 each. I know a man in Garden City who bought a Christmas toy for his kid in an out-of- towrn Discount House. He came home arxf found the same thing for $5.00 less. I also know a Garden City lady who spent $30.00 in an out-of-town Discount House, a«*d <|u?te a lot of it was for toothpaste. That's what I call looking far ahead. Just remember all places of business have expenses. If they don't make it on one Hem they will on another. You can find bargains in most every store. You can also get hooked in most stores, EXCEPT STONERSI MADE "A" MEDIUM 3 DISCOUNT HOUSE PRICE AT STONERS — SAVE 39c LISTERINE Dozen Only 98e SiM CANDY IARS- KING SIZE BABY RUTH Each $100 59c lOc •OTTLID KM— COORS 6s 97c Supreme Chocokrtt Fudge Sandwich or Variety Cream COOKIES Pfcgs. 69e Supreme CRACKERS '£ 31 c Fairmont's JUICES 2 Half AQ- Gallons 47C Hi-C DRINKS 3 46-ei. $| Cant I Gold Mtdnl FLOUR 5 fc 49e At Stoner's MILK 47e Santa N—Hie lest TUNA 3 &89c nnie 6 Always Tender Item Hamburger Lb . 39c Fresh BEEF LIVER u, 29c Leon PORK STEAK » 35c Do!d WIENERS u.43c Whole PICNICS L b 29c BEEF FOR YOUR LOCKER CUT AND WRAPPED Side .................................... Lb .46c Front Quarter .................. u. 43c Hind Quarter .... ................ Lb . 57c J^roduce 5 £39e Favorite for Ireakfast GRAPEFRUIT Fmh BROCCOLI ..c h 25c Large Whit* Heads CAULIFLOWER H..25c Tasty, Tangy AVOCADOS 2*,29c Real Nk* TOMATOES u29c Red Nice California STRAWBERRIES.....39c VM Camp'i PORK 'N BEANS Seat* N Yellew Cram or Whole Oral* CORN Coffoo Maker Free with Maiwoll HOUM tatMt COFFEE !S£ '1.69 4 X, 69c Wt Reserve The Right To Limit Quantities! "MA" No. 1 "SONNIi" "HO" No. 2 CTONERC •WWe Irouakt Uptown Food Price*4W to Suburban Garden City STONII NO. 1 QPfM 1 «.• i* 19 ».•. 7 fevt • week ITQNII NO. 3 WIN MO •••. it t MI. * *»v« a «*»k

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