The Austin Daily Herald from Austin, Minnesota on January 14, 1959 · Page 16
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The Austin Daily Herald from Austin, Minnesota · Page 16

Austin, Minnesota
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Wednesday, January 14, 1959
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Modern Is the Word for UNESCO Quarters Three small children gaze upward at the entrance archway of the Secretariat building, left, of the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris. It's modern in the extreme as is most everything else about this new three-million-dollar palace where intellectual leaders of 81 countries attend sessions of the organ- ization. Evoking mixed comment is a 400-square-foot mural, upper right, by Pablo Picasso, decorating the building's interior. UNESCO says it relates the victories of "light and peace over evil and death." Also on the grounds is this modern work by English sculptor Henry Moore, lower right. EUGENE GILBERTS 'WHAT YOUNG PEOPLE THINK' Want No Cowardly, Dumb Pals H«* WTTr*13*W r*tt nvnn* *_.«n* _ »_ • . By EUGENE GILBERT President of th« Gilbert Youth Research Co. Are many young Americans of draft age cowards when it comes to completing parachute training, or cheaters who play dumb to escape the draft? Two military official* leveled •uch accusations not long ago. But representative teen-agers whom we Interviewed in a cross country survey rejected the cowardice charges. The score was 55 per cent to 22 per cent, although an unusually large 23 per cent answered that they don't know. And none of them had ever heard of anyone acting stupid to get out of the draft. Reading over their answers, nevertheless, one gets the impression that the youngsters are a little uncertain of themselves, and often PAINT? «. . S«* your O'Brien Paints dealer today. Ho hat paint* and tool* that mak« your job easier, faster, more economical. Sells O'Brien's famous Sympfcon/c Colon- the choice of leading decorator* and home fashion editors everywhere. willing to accept such charges at face* value despite what actual evidence may be available to them It was an army general, Hamilton H. Howze, who asserted that a dropout percentage of 8.3 at the Fort Bragg Airborne School "is not a good commentary on t h e caliber of American youth." Less than 18 per cent of the boys we talked to said they would volunteer for parachute training; 35 per cent said they would not, and 43 per cent said they didn't know what they would do. Glrlf Brave But remember, this is peace time. Most didn't seem really afraid — just reluctant to risk their skins when there was no obvious need. In war time, many indicated, they would not hesitate to serve wherever they were needed. A few dissidents were blunt. "I don't consider myself a sad commentary on American youth, and I wouldn't parachute jump even in Coney Island!" sniffed 15- y e a r N. Y. old Paul Fink of Hoosick, The girls, by the way, were braver for the boys that the boys rv$ THOUGHT ABOJTlt wer> for themselves. Thirty .... per cent said they would be willing to have their boy friends volunteer for parachute duty; 30 per cent were unwilling and 35 per cent couldn't decide. Another high military official, 'elective Service Chief Lewis B. Hershey, has said that some boys deliberately play dumb to avoid he draft — he cannot understand otherwise why 20 per cent of American boys should be listed as not mentally fit for service. AUSTIN (Minn.) HERAID Wednesday, Jan. 14, '59 Stage Orderet to Send Atlas to Mars Area WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force has ordered an extra firing stage that could permit use of the Atlas missile for shots to the vicinity of Mars and Venus It announced today the aware of a contract for the upper stage to Convair Astronautics Division of General Dynamics. Convair makes the huge Atlas intercontinental missile. Company officials said the contract would amount to about seven million dollars in Hi first year. Kick Into speed The new upper stage will con. tain a high-powered rocket engine designed to kick vehicles to gray Uy freeing speeds. The upper stage will also make possible the launching of vehicles weighing as much as five tons into orbits at altitudes of 100 or 200 miles, Pentagon experts said. Using only the Atlas itself, without the added stage, loads of one to 1*4 tons can be fired into orbiting paths, they estimated. For Manned Missile One apparent use for the Atlas- upper stage combination would be to launch a manned satellite under the Project Mercury program. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration awarded Monday its own Contract for designing and building a capsule in which a man or men would ride a .satellite in orbit. However, it will be at least two years before NASA has a man-carrying aatel lite ready for test. Billy Graham to Have More Exams Today ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — Evangelist Billy Graham was undergoing further tests today as Mayo Clinic specialists studied the serious eye ailment that brought an abrupt halt to the church, man's Southern tour. The survey included a general physical examination to determine possible cause of a ruptured blood vessel behind the retina, which WHAT YOUNG PEOPLE THINK ARE THE TOP RECORDS OF THE WEEK Compiled Weekly By HARD1 PAINT and WALIPAPPER 109 West Water Street O'BRIEN PAINTS Tliil WK, 3 4 5 tt 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 The Gilbert Youth Research Company Lut Two r ' \VK. WK8. Honj uid Recordlni SUr Girls HOJI Smoke Gets In Your Eyes Platters J Chipmunk Song Chipmunks 3 To Know Him Is To Lave Him .. Teddy Bears i Problems Everly Brothers 5 On<? N'Sht Elvis Presley 8 Tom Dooley Kingston Trio 6 My Happiness Connie Francis 4 Gotta Travel On Billy Crammer 10 Whole Lotta Lovin' Fats Domino 7 A Lover's Question Clyde McPhatter 9 Bimbombey Jimmie Rodgers 14 The Little Drummer Boy H. Simeone Chorale 12 Bee P Bee P Playmates 11 Lonesome Town Ricky Nelson J6 I Got Stung Elvis p res i e y 13 Donna Ritchie Valens 17 16 Candles Crests 15 The Diary Nejt Sedaka 2Q Lucky Ladybug Billy & Lillie 18 Love Is All We Need Tommy Edwards •»•••••••* wtlttlij A^U W Ml Ua n-O COMING UP FAST: Hawaiian Wedding Song .... Andy Williams 3 2 1 4 5 6 7 15 17 9 14 10 11 12 16 19 — A Brand New Cleaner »** that Walks ' >, on Air! The teen - agers were surprised Not a single boy or girl had ever heard of an actual case of anyone beating the draft by deliberately flunking the mental ability tests. "I think any American has more pride and patriotism than to do that," said Dianne Burdick, 17, of Oklahoma City. "Few people wish to appear so stupid as to be too dumb to be drafted," remarked 18-year-old Howard Helman of Schenectady. Almost 59 per cent doubted that the official was correct in thinking boys were playing dumb, and yet one • fifth of the group conceded ie was probably right. More :han 21 per cent had no ides on the question. Eighty - six per cent declared 'irmly that playing dumb was not excusable. "If you're physically fit, you should fight for your country," was the summation by Carol Sow- dre of Los Angeles. The teeners split right down the 3 middle on the question of whether 7 I very stupid boys should be excus- n : ed from military service — 45 per (i I cent said they should, 41 per cent 12 1 felt they should not and 14 per ^ cent were undecided. Pop a Better Man? "Even the dumbest person can dig ditches," said 18-year-old Ramon Barnes of Portland, Ore. HL comment was typical of those who felt dullards could be used for routine jobs, freeing others for important work. , "A man sometimes has to make 20| quick, life - saving decisions in 17 the face of grave danger. A dope would probably make a mistake," was the opposing viewpoint from 16-year-old Kathleen Doyle of Chicago. The teeners didn't show great confidence in themselves as compared to their elders. Only half felt that today's boys are as ready for dangerous combat duty as were their fathers and grandfathers. More than a third felt they were less ready. Fifteen per cent couldn't decide. Those who. took a dim view of their own toughness, generally agreed with 16-year-old Lanette Walker of Troy, Ala.: "Today's youth have been shelt- 8 13 15 11 18 14 19 16 15-year-old Freida Koslow of Forest Hills, N. Y. JOHN Q. PAYS FOR CADILLAC , has cut Graham's vision 50 per cent in the left eye. He said it causes no pain. An early diagnosis by the evangelist's doctor father-in-law, Dr. Nelson Bell, Montreal, N. C., called the malady both rar« and serious. Dr. Bell said the condition had arisen from excessive work. Grady Wilson, Graham associ : ate who accompanied him here, said no report was expected before Friday. ered and have led too easy a life. 1 But 16-year-old Merle Nadlin of Chicago retorted: "Youth may be a little more cautious than their grandfathers ,. were, but this doesn't mean they Herb Jeffries' Wife are less ready for combat." » - But many of the teenen indicated a timid, security - loving at- tiude that dare-devil earlier gen- . „ erations would have scorned. for divorce, charging her husband "With today's values stressing d " erted her and their two small security, men ara less ready to cl » 1tdren more than * year ago. risk their lives for a cause," said , M ?' Ehzabeth A - Ball, 38, al- 15-year-old Freida Koslow of For- ged Tuesdfl y tlla * Jeffries, whose --^««* v^«« • ••*»*» JT Suing for Divorce LOS ANGELES, Calif. (AP) Singer Herb Jeffries' wife is suing Richard Turpin, commonly called Dick Turpin, was an English robber and highwayman who lived from 1706 to 1739. real name is Herbert Ball, earns more than $1,000 weekly but contributed only $350 last year to support their daughters, Feme and Romaina. The couple -married Nov. 2, 1930 in Las Vegas, Nev. JAYNE'S BABY JOINS THE GANG — Jayne Mansfield's three-week-old son, Miklos, is presented with a miniature baseball bat as representatives of the Los Angeles Eastside Boys Club named him an honorary member in ceremonies at the actress' home fast night. Left to right: Tino Rodriques of the boys club; Judge Carlos M. Teran, a director of tha club; Jayne, Hargitay and Jayne Maria, .(APPhotofax). 'Sentimentality' by Congress May Cost You Up to $40,000 By JAMES MARLOW Associated Press Newt Analyst WASHINGTON (AP)-Tht ten, imental gesture of the House toward Rep. Joseph Martin of Mas- achusetts—after he waj booted ut of hit Job as Republican lead- r—may cost the taxpayers up to 40,000 a year. Leaden in Congress cost mon y. The salary of the 74-year-old Martin, like that of any other sen- tor or representative, is $22,500 year. Congress voted itself that ay in 1955. It has also Toted itself various kinds of expense money. But as leader of the House Re- ublicans, which he had been for 0 years, Martin got some extras: V Cadillac, a chauffeur, and about 26,000 more for office help than is allowed the ordinary congress- nan. Lo»t Extras He lost those extrai last'week when his fellow Republicans—ap- arently because they thought he ras slowing up—bounced him as ieir leader and replaced him Rep. Charles Halleck of In- iana. Halleck is 58. The thought of Martin, with a educed office staff and having to louniey to work like an ordinary member of Congress, appeared oo much for both Democrats and Republicans in the House. They oted Monday to give him back Ws extra*. Halleck, at the new Republican louse leader, will, of course, al- o have a limousine, a chauffeur, and approximately $26,000 extra or additional office help. But Martin and Halleck aren't he only Capitol leaders wo get a "•""••^••^i^aai^ai SERVICE CALL $3.95 AUTHORIZED TV HE 7-3833 Others who do are? Vice President Nixon, House Speaker Sam Rayburn, House Democratio Leader John W. Me- Cormack, House Clerk Ralph R. Roberta, Senate Democratic Leader Lyndon Johnson, Republican Senate Leader Everett Dirksen, Senate Speaker Pro Tempore Carl Hayden, Senate secretary Felton Johnston, and Senate Sergeant-at- anna Joseph C. Duke. $35,000 Vice President Nixon and Speaker Rayburn get a salary of $35,000 each, plus $10,000 for expenses. While Nixon, as vice president, get* $101,000 a year for office expenses, Rayburn geti $53,000, ordinary House than 800,000 people .„ hi« district, and $40,000 If thtr* are more than 800,000 la hii dls. trict. A House member also gets ftf«- extra expense money: $2,500 ta* office machinery like adding ma. chines; free mailing privilege* for ordinary letters; $400 for air mail and special delivery stamp*} up to 3,000 minutes of long dlatanc* telephoning} 20,ooo telegraph words free; $1,200 for stationery! plus $150 a month for the expense of having an office back in bi« home district. Request Turned Down ' This writer could not obtain t corresponding breakdown for members of the Senate on office expenses. HOOVER " FuJJ Hoaepower Motor Double-Stretch Hot* Tel«»eop« Wand 10 Second Bog Cheng* n NOW AT 59 88 DECKER HARDWARE We Give $&H Green Stamps QUESTIONS ASKED A United States general recently asserted that the large number of trainees who have quit parachute tarining is a sad commentary on American youth. The percentage of dropouts in the unit he mentioned was 8.3. Do you agree with this? Why or why not? Would you volunteer for parachute training, if a boy? If a girl, would you be willing to have your boyfriend volunteer? Do you ,lhink-today's youth is more or less ready for hazardous combat duty than their fathers and grandfathers? Another recent statement along the same line by an official was that some youths beat the draft by pretending to be so dumb that they are rejected. Twenty per cent fail to pass mental ability tests. Do you think it is an excusable means of avoiding service? Why or why not? Do you think that dullards should be excused from military service? When It's a question of pricing, we'vo got the right an. swer. •TAGS • STICKERS • LETTERHEADS • ENVELOPES • STATEMENTS • INVITATIONS • ANNOUNCEMENTS • TICKETS • CALLING CARDS BUY NOW FOR IMVEMTOBV FREE • • • $92.50 Wrist Watch It #•«!!—..' __AA f_t. *. i .t GAS RANGE Qualify Appliance, 207 M. 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