The Delta Democrat-Times from Greenville, Mississippi on July 18, 1960 · Page 4
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Greenville, Mississippi
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Monday, July 18, 1960
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HOPDING CARTER ap(l pujjlishw G '' ccnvinc i J O H N T. GIBSON Qoneral fflanager i July 18, 19BO Many Figure In Industrialization fylHE job of acquiring industries, JL for Oreenvil(c and the Delta area is not a, onp prganlzqtlcin, Plio sfio'. pffnir. Nor is It conftnpd qnly to lops) Qiarnljer of Commerce .end public of/ipipjs, All of those play a big part, as (hoy did in per* ?yacJi))g /\trti"S 3W tp locqto here. Tjio Iriduslrifll Fpijndfition, the Chamber of Commerce, and the Board of Supervisors all contributed heavily to the final pufconie. gut they were not plone, Assisting in the cjly and county's efforls to obtain new jobs for our people are several agencies with t r .a) n e d jndustripl development specialists. Each of them materially assist the industrial prpgress of the. .area. The first that comes to mind is ths Industrial Davalopmont Committee pf Delta Council, which has been doing an outstanding job for the Delta region. Publicity, per- cpntscf, and hard sailing -- ·to natives and outsiders -- on thp virtues of industrialization have figured in Pelta Council's program. Statewido there is the Agricultural and Industrial Board, which functions as an inrhujlripl develop^ merit section for the entire slate. jAn arm of the state government, it pperste? on a national scale in a ·wny which cannot be matched by August Session T HI5 test pf a gopd congressman is his willingness when neces- pary to resist the soft, the easy, the immediately popular course. It is simplest; to pass the test right after he has been elected, when he has to J^eep pnly one eye on his constituents, The test grows more difficult as the time for re - election ppproachos, The test comes up most pften with measures backed by powerful pressure groups, involving handouts, or hitting the voters' pockptbppjf directly. Such meas- jjires as these; · Increasing the m l n i ' r h u m ivage, A way for congressmen to give a pay rajse to millions without gccepting responsibility for the posts, · Farm legislation. It it is to p-educe surpluses, it involves reducing handouts to farmers. · Old-age health. The pqlitl- fal danger here is. that the legislator hesitates to peem callous about the aged, whether the, measure he yotes for is wbplly sound or not. · Federal a(d to education- backed by -- among others -- one t;i the biggest prpssure groups. · Mutual-security apprppria- tion.s., These cost money and have po popular appeal. · Postal-rate increaso. Nobody likes tp pay more for postage, HO matter what the postal deficit. · Gasrtax increase. No one likes this either, though the Federal highway program should obviously be. on A pay - as - you - go the various Chambers of Commerce, selling Mississippi as ft good place for industrial location to thp i'pst of tho nation. Intimately involved with indusr trial development are several of the state's largest companies. Mississippi Power a.nd Light Company and Ivjlssisslppt Valley Gas both have industrial development staffs. The national contacts whkh these two utilities have with major industries, and their obvious desire to help.the economy of Mississippi, have made their assistance invlu* able. Greenville particularly has benefited from their industrial da- volppment work. Thp railroads serving Green-, ville and the state, likewise assist in the job of industrial location. Trained personnel function as industrial development committees for communities up and down their lines. There are other agencies which cpuld be named which figure in the process. Out this review should give some idea of the many companies, and people working for thfl improvemqnt Q£ our economy. When the compliments and the congratulations are being passed around after the acquisition of a new industry, they deserve their share along with the rest. basis. These questions are all on the agenda for the leap-frog part of the present congressional session -- the part to follow the two conventions in August, When Congress meets again for that, every member will have both eyes, not just one, on his voters. The whole membership p£ the. House and one third of the Senate will be up for reelection. Both candidates for the Presidency, and quite possibly one or another qan^ didatefor the Vice Presidency will be under the heaviest temptation to use the session for electioneering purposes. Every pressure group-., involved will be on hand in full force armed With promises of gupr port and threats of retribution to be paid off in less than three months. The situation will be further complicated by thq existence of two brand new party platforms --and party platforms are written more for immediate popular appeal than as sober guidelines to legislation. Resisting the soft, the easy, the immediately popular course will be even more difficult than usual in the August tail-end pf the session. Many a legislator is going to fail his test. What's good for the politician just three months before election is not always good for the country. -- Baltimore Sim '...And Let's Save Some of Our Mwd Slinging For The G,0,P, I '' ' . The Delta Democrat-Times This newspaper welcomes letters to the editor to be published so long as they remain within the boundaries of decency and libel laws. The nama of Ihe sender may be withheld on request, but all nich letters must be signed and return addresses given if they are to be considered for publication. Published every afiemoon (except Saturday) «nd Sunday by: The Times Publishing Co., fnc., 101 Main St.. Greenville, Miss. Subscription Rates Delivery by carrier 35c per week. Mail jubscriptions payable in advance to subscribers living in Washington and adjoining counties not served by dealers and carriers, $12.00 per year, six months. $fl.W. By mail all other areas within United States: One y«ar J15.00: 6 months 1800- one month $1.50. Notice To Poblie The Delta Democrat-Times does not intentionally misinterpret any Individual thing. Correction will be cheerfully made at my erroneous statement called to our attention The AssocUted Press tnd United Press «re exclusively entitled to we for republication oJ all the news dispatches credited to them or not otherwise credited in this newspaper All righn oi rejublic*tioo herein ar« tlso reserved. Balered as Second disj matter at the Post Offic* it Greenvilte, Miss., under Act of i I, IS78. Rrtarlow Says Kennedy Kicked Off Race By JAMES MARLQW Press. News Analyst WASHINGTON p)-T)ip irw presidential campaign will be. the roughest and, toughest in years, It Iirts nlrqqcly started lhat way. In his acceptance speech Friday njght Sen. John F. Kennedy, the Democratic- Presidential candidate, could have bsen strictly noble, leaving the gunplay till later. Instead, he used the first speech of his campaign to make fl savag? attack on Vice President Richard M. Nixon, who almost certainly will get the Republican presidcn- |ln,l nomination next week. It was lik.a deliberately warning Ninon he was in for a bad time. Kennedy, who acts cqol, is a tough young mo.- us he shown! ip his determined ami successful effort to get the Democratic nomination. His atlaqk on Nixon was a shocker to newsmen who are uscit to the antics and tactics pf politicians, not because it happened, since that was to be expected somo time, but because it happened so early in the campaign. Nixon himself knows what playing rough means. He has played so rough in the past that some Democrats, and none more than former President Truman, despise him. Then there's Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson, Kennedy's running mate for the vice presidency. Johnson is HO patsy, either. He got rough pn Kennedy--some people thought too rough--before the Massachusetts senator beat him for the No. 1 place on the ticket. Knowing Johnson, as this writer does, it seem.s safe to say he won't pull any punches, particularly on Nixqn, who has given the Democrats such a brawny going over so many times in the past. Ever since the 1954 congressional campaign, when his tactics left scars which still infuriate the Democrats, Nixon has. been n, fairly restrained campaigner. Tlie Democrats refer sneeringly to the post-19,VI Nixon as the "new Nixon." U'5 doubtful Nixon will be able to restrain himself this year If the Democrats go for his throat as Kennedy did when last Friday he spoke of the vice president as ^sometimes showing "charity toward none and malice for all." Kennedy said lhat before Nixon slants dealing in this campaign, someone had "belter cut tho cards." The fact that Kennedy didn't have to do this kind of thing so early in Ihe campaign,' but chose to, is a pretty good indication he will try to chop the Republican candidate to bits. The Democrats' treatment of Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1952 find 1358 was fairly mild for a campaign. But they had to be careful since Elsenhower was a highly popular war hero. Nixon doesn't enjoy such broad affection if only because, like Kennedy, he didn't have the sanu- wartime distinction. Some of the ammunition Nixon used against Democrats in tho past--by playing on public fear that Communists might bo infiltrating (lie government--has prt(. ty well dried up. Comnumists-in, government is hardly an issue in 1060. For instance, in I9! he said tht Communists: \vero fighting hart .or an anti-Eisenhower Congress --which could only mean a Demo cratic controlled Congress. He saitl many Democratic candidates belonged lo a left-wing clique which "tolerated" a Communist conspiracy. Paul M. Butler, then chairman nf the Democratic National Committee, said Nixon was implying the Democrats were traitors. Tills year Nixon can hardly suggest the two wealthy Democratic candidates--Kennedy, a Romar: Catholic, and Johnson, Texas Conservative--have any sympa- hy for Communism. What be will probably try to du ;s poke holes in the Kennedy- Johnson voting records. They'll certainly try lo do that to h i m . ' Jut that will be only the starting ,ioi nt. Notes From The News TIBETAN SCHOOLS HONG KONG (AP) - Commu nist China's official news agency says 456 primary schools have been established in Tibet since the Tibetan rebellion was pul down a year ago. Prior to Ihe rebellion, the report said, the Communists had built only 12 primary schools ar.d one high school in Tibet. SEIZE BOOK PORT ELIZABETH (AP-Tlie Customs Department has seized copies of ihe latest novel by one of South Africa's leading young authors. The book, "Evidence of Love" by Dan Jacobson, is the story of a love a f f a i r between a mulatto boy and a white girl. The postoffice called it "suspected objectionable literature." "Axjd Tell The U, N. We Also Protest The Aggressive Attitude Of The Democratic Party'" Congressional Quarterly Reports Editors Pick Top Ten Campaign Issues By Congressional Quarterly WASHINGTON - Mr. Khrushchev has created a profound change in American political values: foreign policy has pushed pocketbook Issues out of (op spot as the most important i$su.e in the I960 election campaign. 7. This is the opinion Cost of Living, 8. Handling of Summit, 9. Eisenhower's 1Q. Import Competition. Mr K's influence Since Soviet Promitr Khrush. chev broke up the summit confers ence, denounced. President Eisen- of the na, hower, called off the disarma- lion's leading newspaper editors ment meetings and generally and members of Congress, who. warmed up the Cold War, and ling for another term then, that U not 4 factor And continued dilemma of high priosiipport costs and commodity surpluses., and. Secretary oi Ag* riculture Ejra. Ta.fl Benson's policies have kept farm problems In tha limelight, Just before the. 1955 presidential election, the leading issue, in congresmen, was "Elsenhower's age and health", iiut the Presi- have just been polled by Congres^ since the U.S. setback that [oro dpnt hod announced his intention sional Quarterly, c d cancellation of tho President's In palls taken by CQ since ID- visit lp Jap * n ' the owergewe of 56, such issues as "inflation." "prosperity", "Elsenhower's per. fonnanccj" and "cost of living" dominated the picture, In the op- whicl1 will inion of the editors and Congress- u 't session^-h»i men. But this, year, 384 editors who answered tha poll overwhelmingly put "foreign policy" first. The 2Q4 Senators and Representatives who answered put it second behind "medical care for the aged." Third most important issue this vear for both groups was "farm policy". Poll Results The 10 top issues with the ed: 'ors this year, in order, were: 1. Foreign Policy 2. Medical Care for tire Aged 3. Farm Policy, ·1. Military Preparedness, 3. Elsenhower's Performance B. Cost of 1 ivir.|!. 7. Handling of Summit, S. Federal Spending, 9. Federal Aid lo (education 10. Religion in Politics. Among Members o! Congrc:-- hcse were the top 10, in order. 1. Medical Care far (he Age;'. 2. Foreign Policy, 3. Farm Policy. 4. Federal Spending, 5. Federal Aid to Education, 6. Military Preparedness, Drew Pearson's Before the congressional elec- _ . . . tions of 195g . llle editors thought Curren^debats In pngrw - 'cost of Uving" was the most im- 1 In w« Au S- portjmt issue and congressmen guaranteed a cited "federal spending and tax- prominepl place (or medical care leg". for tte aged in this years cam- (Copyright 15W Congressional P a 'En, Quarterly Inn.) Japanese Bow Taking Beating From The Western Handshake By KENNETH JSHII up. It is i greeting for superiors TOKYO (AP)-Tch! Teh! Ev- to inferiors eryone. is going around shaking hands. The honorable bow is lak- ^ tx)s3 ' '? r example, will nod ing a healing. to a subordinate who, in turn, will proffer 8 medium bend if he's When fellow political bigwigs not too Jar outranked, and the meet, more often than not, they'll deep bow if foe's (he janitor. ,-;hake hands Western style, But what if Ihe boss la caught When college student meets col- in a deep bow to the janitor? And iege Mudont, businessman meets this can happen, businessman, it's gelling to be Ihe Then yoq can be sure the jam- ;amc ' tor h»s done the boss a great Traditionalists lament this dial- favor~something like saving his 'enjjQ to ihe bow, meaningful ami life, xpressivo gnesture lha.t has It's \qttilng Jayed an important pjrl in teg- And the janitor will respond Hating Japanese society. with an equally uncomfortable The Nod bend-not because he's the pani- Let's start with the condescend, tor, but as a gesture of abasc- ing "nod"-the brief dip of the ment, as if to say, "It was noth- head plus an ever-s.o-slight for- ing at all." Self-abasement is an ward body motion from the waist important social virtue among Brqd|e Crump's Mostly Old Stuff Tho crepe-myrtles (only the dictionary spells it crape) *» having their day lit court, and, we \vish every yard In town might have at least one o( these pushes (or trees according lo hpw you trim (h«m). Mary Helen IJollowell has quite' 9 variety along her Lyqti Street banquette, with a red and three shades of pink Including the pal; Japanese, plus a lavender one dqcp inside her garden which 1? almost obscured by other shrub- bary. And on Wllzin Drive, Bfrenlece Berry'? Jong line of white crepe-myrtles are most pleasing to the eye. We hope Mrs. H. P. (fpr Miss Sajlie) Parish will forgive, us this one Illtle flash-bacH Ig t]\e jam- mer q( the '27 (load, namely the crepe-myrtles which Woomed 50 beautifully am! so bravely IQQ, wnqrevcr they protruded, from the water. The crepe-myrtle blooms during the dry-spells, too, b e i n g drought-rpa.i«tant, and does net require rrmch care. They grow q(l quickly, (roin scions sepa.ra.|, ed (ram. the parent-trunk, which reduces (he initial invea.lrn.ent to a little time and lender interest, and that's about all, Tony and Jqhn Formlgqtli hove a fine chance of soybeans on the Lake Place. The rows are nearly 9 half-mile long, running south, ward from the hard-top Abide Airport Rond to the far sk(e of the high-line right-of-way, The roundtrip, via tractor-cultivator, takes twenty minutes, bgl that means eight rows have been cultivated, which Is really getting over the ground. Once upon a time wa had a row of soybeans even longer than the aforesaid Formigoni field. This was back in the early thirties, when we planted corn, and beans jn a small clearing along the soqth border of our property. Tho operation consisted of a one-row planter, with a duplex hopper which put down a hill of corn and a hill of beans alternately, pulled by one; mule, with a colored man guiding sarnr and. holding fast lo the handles O f Ilia planter. (One of the haiardj of this set, up WM putting «eed,corn in tha bean-side of the hopper, arid, beam in the corn-?"!?, th.9 result Ijging » jtolhgra of beans planted, hut practically, no gorn at alii) We would. |pa.d the equipment n Ihe waggn-bcd. «t the tot on Peace- daje, including a sacfc of c,qrn a.rn5 a sack of beans, «nd. fgr the; clearing, which, by the winding farm-road and (urn-rows, was pearly three-quarters of a mile away. Around noon-time, on planting-day, Chrirlio the hostler came |o the house to say Preacher haj tent word that he was just about put of bean-seed. With more beans In our car, and headed for tho planting-operation, We tried to account for the secd- shortage in our own mind. Had Abnor put the small, black Laredo-beans in both tappers and failed to drop any corn at all? That didn't seem reasonable but you never know. Ho\vever, when we reached the field, the planter was functioning properly, with the (wo kinds Cf seed correctly placed in the h o p p e r s , and Preacher offered no explanation ns to. how or why h« had run out of beans. About H week later, and in. the wake of two fine rains, the mystery was solved. For Ihere was a line of sprouting beans, oil tha way from the Iqt, across the pasture and along the turn-rows, to the hean-ancl-cornfield itself. Somehow a hole had been snagged In the sack which held tha seed-beans, and the jolting wagon had done !hn rent. P.S, We hereby dedicate this Account of an adventure In hit- or-miss farming (a our friend Jere Nash Sr., and to the memory of the late Phi] Mayhall wlio would have liked the stars' too! BC Bennett Cert's Try And Stop Me An agent led. a dachshund into a night club for an audition and the pooch obeyed by rendering "Old Black Magic" and "All of You" In a throaty but highly effective baritone. "He's got it" admitted the surprised night cjyb owner, "He sounds just like Sinatra." "Pon't say that in front of the dachshund" warned the agent. "He thinks hq sounds like Perry Como." To read books Is harder still because o( the tendency to fall av l«p. But the most dilrtcult lasl? pf all that a mortal man can embark upon is to sell a book!" From a note written by an honest, literate ami semi-starving bookseller: "To write books is easy: it requires only paper and pen or a typewriter. To print books is a little more dilfjculI. Japanese. Complicated, you might think, and indeed, more than one uninitiated foreigner has been caught in a deep and reve/ent bow to his maid. But Ihe serious bower must ask himself these further questions: Don't Get Dizzy How long* I stay bowed? The theory is, the longer the bow the greater Ihe politeness. The practiced low bender will glance out of the corner of his eye to time his rise with that of his partner. How many limes should I bow? Uusually, after three or /our bows, the parlies agree on an un- (C)lMOby Bennett Cerf. Distributed by King Features Syndicats spoken signal to call it quits. But it can also lurn into a subtle contest to see who can outbow ths other. How shall I Ixw so our heads don't bump? II takes but one error to effectively remedy this fault. Tho participants usually prepare them- lelves by facing each other at a slight diagonal. And Ihere you have it, the complete etiquette of Ihe bow and why it shouldn't bow out to the handshake. Besides, add Ihe traditionalists, its much more hygienic. Hal Boyle is on vacation. WASHINGTON - Vice President Nixon sent a personal observer to Los Angeles, Eddie McGinnis, to report to him on both backstage and frontstage developments at Ihe Democratic National Convention. McGinnis is a former kingmaker of the American Legion, former sergeant - at arms of Ihe Senate, and is now Washington representative for Seagrams whiskey and a member of the Battle Monuments Commission. He is a shrewd observer of the American political scene , While I have not been privileged to read Mr. McGinnis' report I strongly suspect that he will report that Ihe Republicans have one general challenge to worry about and one general develop- nent to be grateful for, as a result of the Democratic conven- ion. They are: The Challenge--If Jack Kennedy is as shrewd, tough and able in conducting his presidential campaign as h« was in getting the noraiation, the Republicans will have ths fight of Iheir lives. Despite his age, Kennedy did- Special Report Shows Kennedy Strength, Weakness n't make a single major mistake in directing his nomination strategy and he directed it himself. He provod himself what the White House hasn't had for some time--an executive. He surrounded himself with able subordinates, used a brain trust to supply Ideas. But h« made the decisions, and he made them quickly and lo Ihe point. In an election campaign, as in running the government or handling foreign affairs, you have to foresee problems and meet them in advance, not wait until they pile up on you. Kennedy met them in tdvance. long before convention time, he or his brother or his father had warmed up such key figures as Congressman Bill Green, boss of Philadelphia; Terry Sanford, the next governor oi North Carolina; Gov. George Docking of Kansas, and Gov. Herschtl Loveless of Iowa. Some of them needed campaign contributions. The Kennedy f a m i l y is wealthy and obliging. All this was taken rare of in advance. So, at the right time, these key figures fell in line when the votes were needed most. Tactics Superb Another piec* of planning which wouldn't seem important to ths public. Kennedy had a lia- son man assigned to e,very delegation. One of his men was in touch with each delegation every hour of the day and reachable by Kennedy headquarters every half hour. Kennedy knew several days in advance how each delegation was talking and thinking. Thus he was able to sent) pressure-lobbyists, especially the labor leaders, into key state delegations when the tide at one point started drifting aginst him. Kennedy's psychological war- warfare tactics were superb though unfair and deceptive. His public relations crew peppered the Los Angeles press and radio with handouts making it appear lhat the battle was won even before the convention opened. Helpless delegates, wwxlering around in far-flung, disjointed Loj Angeles had no way of knowing the opposite. Most of them didn't know for instance lhat when Gov. J. H. Edmonsdon of Oklahoma announced for Kennedy, it didn't mean a thing, because the governor couldn't control more than half a vote-his own-within the Oklahoma delegation. But the papers announced Lh»t Oklihoma wu fox Kirn- nedy so most delegates believed it. Nor did most of them, know that Gov. John Patterson of Alabama had beon for Kennedy for a solid year, and lhat he controlled only five votes. So when Kennedy's smart press experts announced that the Governor of Alabama was for Kennedy as if it was real hot news Los Angeles papers played it as if the solid South was broken again. Many delegates believed it. This is the kind of press relations used by the Russians right now to make Europe Uiink our July I observation plane was shot down over Russian soil, when it wasn't, It's deccptivs but it works if you keep hammering away at it. Kennedy kept hammering hard and skillfully. That's how he had the nomination just ·bout sewed up before Ihe balloting started. Happy Development For GOP --On the other hand McGinnii, will doubtless report lo Viet President Nixon that the Democratic party at Los Angeles was shown before Ihe public more nakedly than at any tlrne since 1528 for what !t really is--n loose confederation of labor leaden, touUurn prinoipilitiu nd Irish big-city bosses, none of them having too much sympathy with the other. And just as this marriage, a marriage of convenience belwecn Labor, the South, and Catholic leaders, fell apart during the Al Smith campaign of 1S28, Republican observers will report ihat there is a strong possibility that it can fall apart again. Franklin D. Roosevelt, master leader and politician has been the only man who has kept it together on a national scale since 1912 when * split between right - and left- wing Republicans gave victory to Woodrow Wilson. Actually this Democratic confederation begun falling apart in Los Angeles right Ix'fore the eyes of the delegates though most of Ilicm didn'l know it. It started fallinp, when Gov. Pa t Brown, first Democratic governor of California In two decades, wns booed more lhan any other man. His own parly l.i split wtilo upcn -- lirgcly over Kennttly -- nrd Brown onnrd be t elected. A lot of other PemncreMc governors will go ilnwn the druln in Novrrnl*r hfrause [[ H^ little wars Innineil in I o. Angles. Thli « i l i U '.tlKiuinl In »n early column.

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