Honolulu Star-Bulletin from Honolulu, Hawaii on June 29, 1959 · 12
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Monday, June 29, 1959
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page s 2jmtnlttlu tar-21uUrtut monday, june 29, 1959 LETTERS Hawaii's Greatest Newspaper Published Every Day Except Sunday 125 Merchant Street, Honolulu 2, Territory of Hawaii, U.S.A. RILEY H. ALLEN EDITOR WASHINGTON BUREAU 812 National Press Building, Frank Hewlett, Correspondent; NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE O'Mara and Ormsbee, Incorporated. New York 342 Madison Avenue; Chicago 221 North LaSalle Street; Detroit 640 New Center Building; Los Angeles 3242 West 8th St.; San Francisco Russ Building. "' t MEMBER OF THE A. P. The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to use for reproduction of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited in this paper and to use for distribution outside Hawaii of local news published therein. A.B.C. Member of Audit Bureau of Circulations. U.P.I. Standard day report of United Press International. A THOUGHT FOR TODAY "Helen the world is full of vacant, staring, soulless, unseeing eyes." Mark Twain to the blind Helen Keller High Vote for Statehood Statehood for Hawaii got a resounding and a thrilling vote in Saturday's election which included the plebiscite or referendum ordered by Congress. Actually, the natioial lawmakers needed no such proof that Hawaii wants Statehood. But they called for the plebiscite as a part of the parliamentary procedure of bringing Hawaii into the Statehood fold. Two or three months ago the prediction was that Statehood would carry by seven or eight to one. Then some of the relatively few opponents of Statehood raised protesting voices. Their reasons were various. Some just didn't wajit it didn't like the idea of elected Senators and Representatives in Congress and didn't like the idea of an elected Governor. These are the folks who don't trust government by the people. There were others, particularly among those of Hawaiian blood, who were uneasy lest the Hawaiian Homes Commission, and rights of Hawaiians to lands set aside for that commission, might somehow be 'jeopardized. Their misgivings, while incorrect, were and are understandable. But all of the opponents together were but a fraction of Hawaii's 174,083 registered voters. The vote of approximately 17 to 1 for Statehood is resounding reassurance to Congress that Hawaii approves Statehood on the terms of the bill passed by the U.S. Senate March 11 and by the U.S. House March 12. Special Mission for the Governor When Hawaii formally becomes a State, there'll be a new passport procedure. The State Department will send out two employes to set up an office here, replacing the passport section of the Governor's office, which in the past has issued passports. This is necessary because of the distance to the nearest regional passport offices on the Pacific Coast and the time consumed in having credentials processed. Many emergency passports, most of them to military personnel, are issued in Honolulu and facilities for fast processing are essential. The State Department has recognized this and will assign personnel to man an office here. There should be no interruption of passport service in the transition from terri: torial to state status. There need be none! The only question requiring an answer now is where to put the new State Department passport office. Governor Quinn has offered space in Io-lani Palace; Federal Judge J. Frank McLaughlin says space also is available in the Federal Building. Inasmuch as preliminaries must be completed in the Federal Court Clerk's office, the latter site would be more convenient. Governor Quinn is going to Washington July 4 to confer with President Eisenhower, on State transitional matters. He can consult then with State Department officials, through the Interior Department, to set up the passport office promptly. The important thing is to shift from the present to the new procedure with no break in service. Honolulu is one of the busiest transit spots in the U.S. and its passport service should be the fastest and best. When Is Ad The Star-Bulletin is getting many inquiries on the date for "Admission Day." So is the Hawaii Statehood Commission. In the editorial column adjoining, Jan Jabulka,' executive director of the commission, points out that there is not and will not be for some time an arbitrary fixed date. He tells the reasons why. We know that Admission Day can be made extremely attractive for thousands of Mainlanders who will want to come and join in the thrill and excitement of formally celebrating the inauguration of a new state. It is not mercenary to set that date at a mission Day? time when Hawaii can welcome and accommodate the largest possible number of visitors. It is to Hawaii's political, educational and sociological advantage as well as to our monetary advantage to make Admission Day available to as many people as possible. We expect, for instance, several score members of the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House to come for that historic occasion." Logically, as Mr. Jabulka points out, the first State Legislature will consider travel and hotel accommodation conditions in setting Admission Day. More Unions for Hawaii Wallace S. Fujiyama showed his colors one evening last week. They are red, white and blue. The Attorney-Administrator of the Hawaii Employment Palatums Board was patriotic to the truth, as he sees that truth, and he would not evade the platform assignment which the Honolulu Business and Professional Women had given him. He was asked to speak on "Labor and Statehood." He did. With candor and with restraint Fujiyama explained that Statehood would mean more labor unions in Hawaii. Some people in the audience did a "double-take." This meeting was supposed to help Statehood not hinder it! In reply to a question from the floor Fujiyama expressed his belief that the building trades in Hawaii would be the largest sector of the Island economy to be unionized as a result of Statehood. What the former Deputy Attorney General didn't say was that Hawaii must understand trade unionism as a principle. It is here to stay. The industrial relations law that bears the name of the late Robert A. Taft says that collective bargaining is a right that employes must have. The larger the firm the more necessary some form of "industrial democracy" becomes. Hawaii has had some unfortunate experiences which cause many people to be opposed to all unions. This is not good for the energies used to fight all unions should be used to help organized labor to build good unions. Unions are not alike. Most of the building trades have conservative traditions. A greater variety and total number of trade unions in Hawaii will make it less likely that any one union, as at present, can be dominant. This will be good for trade unionism in these Islands it will be good for Hawaii. Air Force Welcomes Hawaii Recruits On June 16 the Star-Bulletin printed an editorial telling how a young man, born in Hawaii and wishing to join the U.S. Air Force, got a reply from an Ohio Air Force Base telling the young man that he wasn't eligible because "enlistment is restricted to United States citizens" and those foreign nationals who have already declared their intentions to become citizens. The editorial was sent to the Air Base Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio. Now from that base has come a letter saying that the letter of refusal sent to the young applicant here was a form letter that should never have gone to an American citizen. The U.S.A.F. Recruiting service at Wright-Patterson Base adds with courtesy and humility that: "The U.S.A.F. Recruiting Service is well aware that the residents of Hawaii are, and have been for many years, citizens of the United States. "This is quite understandable from the standpoint of the military since an untold number of us have had the wonderful opportunity of serving in Hawaii." The headquarters of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base also says that steps will be taken to emphasize that applicants living in Hawaii can apply, or get information from the Base Enlistment Officer at Hickam Air Force Base. As a matter of fact, only yesterday Friday 18 young men of Hawaii were sworn in at Hickam. Hickam Base asks that this newspaper emphasize that its recruiting office is happy to talk with young men who are thinking about joining the Air Force and adds, "The caliber of young men that we get in Hawaii is high and we are proud to have them." Potomac Fever by Fletcher Knebel WASHINGTON, D.C. Nine slate governors journey to Russia. All they want is the complete truth or enough for nine exclusive magazine versions of it. Democrat liberals are sore at Democratic leader Lyndon Johnson. They say the taxpayer and the politician are at war within him and the taxpayer is winning. Book-banning problem: It wasn't so much "Lady Chatterly's Lover" that bothered Postmaster General Summerfield as the lady's loverly chatter. Averell Harriman confers with Khrushchev. Like the F.C.C., Khrushchev applies his "equal time" rule for hat-in-the-ring candidates to anybody who owns a hat. Summer tourists: People who will put up with any inconvenience in a search for all the comforts of home. Senator Humphrey's presidential camp wants a second wind. It's short of breath from blowing on the "spark of greatness" Eleanor Roosevelt said he had. A $10,000 carpet is donated for Queen Liz's visit to Chicago. It'll become the best-known rug since the one they jerked out from under Sherman Adams. SHORT LETTERS GET PREFERENCE The deluge of letters this week s such that many must wait several days for insertion. Short letters get preference. SETTING THE DATE FOR ADMISSION DAY Editor the Star-Bulletin: The Hawaii Stater hood Commission is receiving many calls daily on how and when Admission Day will be set. Many callers are under the impression that the Admission Day we will henceforth commemorate will be the date on which the President formally, sometime during August, proclaims Hawaii the 50th State. This is not necessarily so. With Hawaii's General Elections set for July 28, and, .the time lapse in certifying those elections to Washington, it would appear that President Eisenhower could at any time after August 3 proclaim our entry into the Union. Ten days after the proclamation the new State Legislature must meet. One of its acts will be to fix the permanent date for Admission Day. It could be any day, Kamehameha Day, Kuhio's birthday. Undoubtedly the Legislature will consider peak and valley travel and hotel accommodation trends, weather conditions, etc., in order to provide maximum comfort and enjoyment for kamaainas and malihinis alike. JAN JABULKA Hawaii Statehood Commission PUBLIC-PARKS, RECREATION SPOTS, NEEDED Editor the Star-Bulletin: This is an open letter from a former Hawaiian who has been away 10 years. I am a Japanese-American, volunteered for service with the 442nd Infantry, returned to Hattiesburg, Mississippi, where one outfit trained, to get my college education. For the past five years I have been teaching Navaho Indian children in Brigham City, Utah. I have just returned for a visit and a vacation in Honolulu. What has the Honolulu City and County Public Parks and Recreation Board done for the taxpayers of ' this city in the past 10 years? I was at an outing recently at Ala Moana. It was almost impossible to find a parking place due to lack of parking facilities. The restroom was in a very insanitary condition. There were no bathhouses in which one could change. There were children trying to change their clothing standing on toilet bowls because the floor was so wet and dirty. What can be done about this sad situation? NOEL OKAMOTO, Intermountain School, Brigham City, Utah. Honolulu Address: 132 Hauoli Street, Lanikai NO SYMPATHY FOR MURDERER CARVALHO Editor the Star-Bulletin: My sympathy goes to the family of Joanne Yamaguchi. Many of us ex-convicts have been given a chance of parole to make good. This crime John Edward Carvalho has committed puts a black spot on us, and the convicts who are ready to be paroled. I have no sympathy for ex-convict John Carvalho, or anyone else who goes around murdering innocent children. He says that he was drinking. It's a poor excuse to me. He had already planned it. Don't blame the liquor. Looks to me he is crying for sympathy, but not from me. If he doesn't like the things I have stated above I am willing to give him my name and address. EX-CONVICT CALLS FOR CAPITAL PUNISHMENT Editor the Star-Bulletin: This is a cry for the restoration of capital punishment in Hawaii. Poor Joanne! I extend my deepest and heartfelt sympathy to her parents and relatives. Wednesday morning I heard people say that before long people will say "Poor Fellow" instead of "Poor Joanne." And that very night's newspaper seemed to verify this, for in my opinion, the priest and doctors seemed to say this very thing in effect. For legislators to pass a bill on the abolishment of capital punishment is one thing. It may indicate political maturity, broadminded-ness, or a sense of Christianity. But to those w ho are inclined to bend the wrong way, it may serve as a loophole for any and all kinds of crimes and an incentive to commit more of the crimes considered less serious, more often with little if any guilt-consciousness. I urge the legislators-to-be of our new state-to-be to restore justice in Hawaii! DAILY READER WOULD RESTORE DEATH PENALTY HERE Editor the Star-Bulletin: Your columnist, Cassandra (William Connor), in his column June 22, suggests that the next British execution be televised. His thought is that such procedure would put the "public hangman out of a job for keeps." Those concerned with the prevention of crime might agree with Cassandra, but for a different reason. A public pxecution is not a pleasant sight, certainly not a pleasing experience for the center figure. To make a fair presentation, the television should include a "good" murder example, including all the gruesome details, with pictures of grief-stricken relatives and friends. Those responsible for the presentation could turn sympathy from the "neck" of the condemned to those bereaved by the acts of the murderer. Where c pital punishment is in effect, the murdered exercises his choice of death by way of the hangman's noose or the switch to the "hot seat." In reality he commits suicide. It is his choice. Give him what he asked for, protect the rest of us from the menace of his further freedom of choice. Let's put back the death penalty so that those who commit premeditated murders can choose for themselves a simple way for society to get rid of them. ROBERT W. HAMBROOK Box 1557, Honolulu 6 SHOULD CONFISCATE DRAG-RACE AUTOS Editor the Star-Bulletin: Is it possible to have a law passed so that the automobiles used by youngsters drag racing on the public highways can be confiscated? In this case the automobile is a very deadly weapon capable of injuring permanently or causing death to innocent people. , The knowledge that cars caught drag racing will be confiscated may awaken some of these parents who permit their youngsters the use of their cars, and the youngsters themselves will think twice before dragging. What do other pareilts feel about this matter? I am writing you this because my son was a near-victim recently. I thank you. CONCERNED SAYS PRESENT TRAFFIC LAWS ADEQUATE Editor the Star-Bulletin: To own an automobile at one time was considered a luxury. Today it is a necessity. And to deprive any individual the right of this necessity is like depriving him of his civil rights. There is no need for a new traffic law. Let's dump H.B. 635 into the Pacific Ocean and forget about it. More power to all those who voted against this vicious bill. Some people get hysterical too quickly and tackle the problem from the wrong end. Such a law would be detrimental to a certain group of people, and favors the younger members of our society. We have a law. What we need is more highway patrols. Arrest the violators who break our traffic rules. The burden lies with the courts. Hand out stiffer sentences and penalties. Revoke the licenses for a time. A lot of accidents are caused by sheer carelessness and recklessness. Insurance rates have gone up not because of the driver who has a spotless record, but because of the maniacs who get involved in accidents and get off with measlv fines. DISGUSTED . v J TODAY IN WORLD AFFAIRS by Darid Lau rence TltAITOR KLAUS FUCHS NOW FREE TO GIVE MORE HELP TO SOVIETS WASHINGTON, D.C. Klaus Fuchs betrayed the country of which he was a citizen Great Britain : but after only nine and a half years in prison, he goes free and travels back to the Communist world to which he previously gave the secrets of the atom bomb. In Britain for a long time they have had an agitation against capital punishment, and in March, 1957, the British Parliament by law eliminated capital punishment for many types of murders, and prescribed the death penalty, only in certain cases such as when a prison guard or policeman is murdered, or during a theft, or as a result of a deliberate shooting. BIBLICAL COMMAND The Biblical command "thou shalt not kill" has, of course, been the main basis .for the crusade against capital punishment. There has arisen in recent years a widespread belief that individual cases may differ, and that a mandatory execution is in itself wrong because it deprives juries and judges of discretion. Treason, to be sure, is punishable by death or imprisonment, and the United States has not failed to execute traitors where the evidence was conclusive. The Rosenbergs, for instance, who helped convey secrets to Klaus Fuchs, were tried and executed, though there was a last-minute attempt to get them a reprieve. The Communists in America organized a movement to try to save the Rosenbergs, ami this in itself convinced many people of their guilt. BETRAYED AMERICA Klaus Fuchs betrayed America as well as Britain. For he gathered his information while in this country. British officials made a grave blunder when they cleared him for entrance to American laboratories. If anyone deserved to be electrocuted, it was Klaus Fuchs. For he imperiled the safety of millions of persons in the West. The British now have let him go behind the Iron Curtain, where he is free to use his scientific mind to assist the Communists still more. One wonders why the British could not have found some grounds for detaining Fuchs in England. But in an era when capital punishment itself is being inflicted in fewer and fewer cases, perhaps treason is considered a minor offense. (Copyright, WS1, New York Herald Tribune, Inc.) of Hawaii - (which is public property), is not entitled to public support in the "coming election. This practice of renting desks and other articles at $20 per montl- when they can be almost paid for in one session proves that someone is getting a cut there. I offer the public my services as candidate for representative from the 14th district. My knowledge in undercover work while with the Hawaii Sentinel will prove invaluable. Have faith in me and I promise you outspoken results. Let's all start a new State with a clean slate. WALTER ("DUTCHIE") THOENE Candidate Representative 14th District (R) DENNIS THE MENACE By Hank Ketcham , WHO GOT HAWAII STATEHOOD? LOOK AT THE HISTORIC RECORD Wahiawa. Oahu Editor the Star-Bulletin: The Democratic candidate for governor is making claims about bringing Statehood. Giving every one his just dues, he did help. Let us go into history. During Grover Cleveland's administration as President of the United States (March 4, 1893 to March 4, 1897) Mr. Cleveland, a Democrat, rejected a request from the Government of Hawaii for annexation to the United States. President William McKinley, a Republican, became President of the United States on March 4, 1897. On July 7, 1898, a Republican controlled Congress voted annexation July 7, 1898 and established Hawaii as a Territory of the United States. (Page 202, the World Almanac, 1959) The action of a Republican President and a Republican controlled Congress made it possible for Hawaii to become a member of the Union of States. If the Democrats had been continued in power, Hawaii in all probability would never have become even an organized Territory of the United States much less a State. DANIEL E. TOLBERT 57 Uluwehi Street, Wahiawa, Oahu TIMARAU CLUB'S REPORTED INDORSEMENT Editor the Star-Bulletin: An article in the June 25 Star-Bulletin reported that the Tima-rau Club "indorsed Delegate Burns and begun its own campaign to rally support for the Delegate from among Filipino voters." This is to explain, in fairness to Delegate Burns as well as Jto the club, that no such action as actually indorsing the candidacy of Delegate Burns for Governor was taken at the club meeting referred to. The Timarau Club of Honolulu is a nonprofit, non-partisan and non-sectarian service organization, having as one of its main activities the granting of yearly scholarship at the University of Hawaii for the last 10 years. This is also to state that the club knows nothing about being "the nucleus of the Filipino Democratic Headquarters at 490 Hall Street." Our membership consists of persons of different" political party affiliations; hence, any formal indorsement of any candidate for political office could not have been in order. RAYMOND G. DACOSCOS, President Editor's Note: The Star-Bulletin obtained its information from sources within the Timarau Club whom it considered and still considers accurate. It is obvious, however, that the reported action was taken without submitting the proposed indorsement to the members of the club. One longtime member, told the Star-Bulletin that he did not know of the reported indorsement until he read about it in the Star-Bulletin, and strongly objected to the Timarau Club getting into partisan politics. A photograph taken Monday night, June 22, shows a purported Timarau Club meeting at which four Republicans are credited with joining the Democratic Party. Welcoming them are Delegate Burns and William S. Richardson, chairman of the Democratic Party in Hawaii. PALACE PILFERING IS SCANDALOUS Editor the Star-Bulletin: I. believe that every incumbent legislator, whether Republican or Democrat, who does not come out and say that he did not take anything, not even a pen with his name on it, or a copy of the Revised Laws Quotation Marks James P. Mitchell, Secretary of Labor As workers, we recognize two things first, that jobs may be lost in some industries if prices get so high that consumers may not buy the goods they produce, and, second, that rising prices shrink the value of our own pay checks. o-2? "Co ohead an' TRY it, Margaretl I DARE yal" 3 i- i . The Washington Merry-Go-Round By DREW PEARSON Governor Long a Great Track Gambler; Internal Revenue Refused Delay in Probe WASHINGTON, D.C. One of the problems of the harassed and harried Governor of Louisiana is his fondness for race-track gambling. It's his greatest relaxation. With most people, Internal Revenue doesn't worry too much about betting income. But one of Long's political enemies had tipped off the tax agents about his gambling and they sent a squad of men to check over his winnings and losses. Earl had reported no income from racing. He merely evened off his losses against his winnings. This, together with the "contributions" the Governor received from the Teamsters to repeal the right-to-work law, from the steamship operators to veto the Mississippi bar pilots bill, all came under such rigorous tax scrutiny that Long appealed to the Treasury in Washington for a delay. His nephew, Senator Russell Long, tried to help out his uncle by asking Commissioner of Internal Revenue Dana Latham for a delay of 60 days. But Latham'refused even 30 days. "We would be criticized," he replied. BRIBES OR CONTRIBUTIONS? Governor Long had argued to Internal Revenue that the money he had received was not bribes but contributions for his re-election campaign. And since the Louisiana Constitution forbids a governor from succeeding himself, Long had to figure out some way to get around the Constitution. ' Having announced last spring that he would run, he called a special meeting of the Legislature, and was trying to pass a voters registration bill when he delivered the speech which caused such a furor in Louisiana. Earl Long's chief political support has come from lower income voters. The Negroes eind poorer whites have supported him to the limit. However, many Negroes have been knocked off the registration rolls in Louisiana recently by the White Citizens Councils, and Governor Long proposed legislation to protect them and his other lower income supporters. The anti-Long forces in the Legislature claimed the bill protecting Negro voting rights was an effort to impose integration. The speeches against Long was vitriolic. It was a few days after this that the Governor of Louisiana was taken to a mental institution in Galveston, Texas. AFTERMATHS IN ECUADOR As a result of Communist strength, shown during the Ecuadorian riots which cost, 38 lives and forced the government to declare martial law, the full-dress Pan-American Conference scheduled to be held in Quito next February may be moved to another country. The Reds had nothing to do with starting the trouble. It was touched off by a mutiny of army conscripts in a coastal town. But when it spread to booming Guayaquil, Ecuador's major port and largest city, the Commies took over and fomented a fierce, nightlong street battle between civilians and troops. President Camilo Ponce restored uneasy peace with his martial-law decree. However, he has evidence that the Reds' role in these events was just a trial heat for bigger disturbances planned to coincide with the 21-nation conference. Ecuador's peculiar geopolitics make this a very tough situation to handle. The coastal area is the Liberal Party's stronghold, and the Liberals, out of of fice for seven years, want badly to regain power in 1960. It is not part of their program to co-operate with Ponce, a Conservative and a lame duck (Ecuadorian law forbids presidential re-election). Anything that puts his regime on a spot is all to the good for them, the Liberals figure. That is one reason why party leaders did not condemn the Guayaquil rioters. Another is that most of the latter wrere Liberals themselves, led into the tragic brawl by Reds, who have heavily infiltrated the big dockworkers' union. On the other hand, nothing was said against the army either, because more than 90. per cent of its officer corps are also Liberals. Prime architect of this hands-off policy is Raul Clemente Huerta, defeated Liberal candidate for president in 1956. Huerta, a 44-year-old Guayaquil lawyer, is campaigning hard to nab the nomination again next year. But not all prominent Liberals approve of his apparent willingness to let Ecuador get a bad name for the sake of political advantage. Chief dissenter is former President Galo Plaza, 53, who is under strong pressure from admirers, in the party to run again himself. New York-born Plaza, his country's best-known citizen abroad (he headed last year's U.N. peacemaking mission to Lebanon), feels strongly that national prestige will suffer a severe blow if the conference has to be transferred elsewhere. , Therefore, he has offered his unconditional support to President Ponce in fighting the Reds and maintaining public order. This stand could bring a split in the Liberal Party, with two nominees wearing its label. This is just what happened last time and was what permitted Ponce to slip in as the first Conservative president since 1892. Meanwhile, the U.S. State Department and other foreign ministries throughout the Hemisphere are keeping wary eyes on developments in Ecuador. So are officials of the Organization of American States, which scheduled the conference. (Copyright, 15, by th Bell Syndicate, Inc.)

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