The Journal Herald from Dayton, Ohio on April 7, 1958 · 4
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t JOI liVU, J I lt!, lro, i u I o, M o n v, A Pit It 7, I r it LUTTING SLIPPING DOGS LIU-HE HOPKS! Piht Youi'. l.diiin nJ PuUihrr I'utili.lifiJ nf wrrkdnjr tturtlng, IHfltn at 91 ft. LuJI.m M ia; U.a t. lno 1 l. B IJ la 1 1 II I lh Journal touitdrd In Ilia llrlt In m. Mfit4 m 1h J.mrual Herald la lull. Monday April 7, 115 ,i f.xjf utlneth all hi mif: lnf a m fu'i'i ktfjflli it id fif aftnutiid, 2'). II. li.inuli On The V, S, louoniv Iiensard Baiuih' rrjiutatinn an a man of w ! ili'in on Cir.lii)iu of rtnnomin wan inneawd ly ttie advice lie gave to rongiexs last week. The bn.sic thcMi of hii testimony was that tlie rtiiioit khould follow a couixs of anity win h at lrat will not imNse cuiea that could ! uorse than the diseae. It wa a plea against the kind of iemion hysteria that has g!ijr! nme poliliciam in Washington and ome lead ri of o,gnUe1 labor. 'II we fri'h leimeiy inn-iifM grt-wrii-fimrK pir.siiiptions, we will miely lace a far rnoie difficult Mtuation," lie aid. Jle condemned deficit financing, unwise tax cutis, indikciinu nate spending liy government. "Self-help is th brt-t help." he added. Mr. Haruch's prescription of sound tneasmea that would resloie confidence along with pro-iiomir health also induded these items: IXermining the requirements of uational security and doing all that is needed tn meet them: strengthening the credit of government hy refunding the clelit on a long-term hasis and planning to reduce It; Hopping the price-wage spiral. On the final point. Mr. naruch proposed that loaders of the great labor unions and businesses should jointly pledge to the President that for erne year there would be nn further increases in wages or prices. President Eisenhower has made similar pleas b'fore and they have fallen on deaf ears. Nevertheless, as a means of enabling productivity to catch up w ith w age, It is a good suggestion. Most of the Baruch program Is what the President and the more level-headed congressmen of both parties have been trying to get accepted as a sound road to recovery. The Farm Price Vclo No doubt there will be an attempt in congress after the Easter receaa to override the rreai-dent'a veto to freeza farm prices and acreage allotments for one year. Chances of overriding the veto, however, are not very bright. This is fortunate because the President showed good judgment and political boldness in rejecting a bill designed to pile up" more farm surpluses in warehouses, st the taxpayers expense, and "postpone the day when agriculture can be released from the strait jacket of controls." There also is a good deal of evidence that the farmers will be better off with less intervention from Washington. As the head of the American Earm Bureau federation said after Mr. Eisenhower's veto was announced, "The legislation was against the best interest of the farmers." Eigures released last week showed the index of prices received by farmers increased by 1 per cent during the month ending in mid-March, the sharpest increase for any month since February, 1951." And the President, in his veto message, pointed out the index was 9 per cent above the level in June, 1955, when rigidly high price supports were in existence. When the recession ends, it is quite likely farmers can be convinced the policies of Agriculture Secretary Benson and rising farm prices HTc not just a coincidence. In vetoing the bill, the President carried out his forthright stand taken before it passed that it represented "a turn of ISO degrees in the wrong direction." Mis veto faced American farm policy back in the right direction. A Came For Youth, Too Once upon a time It was considered dignified procedure to get out the chessboard and spend a long winter's evening before an open fire. That was when American life was paced in a more leisurely fashion. Then for a time chess, although it commanded adherents, w as not much in evidence. But now an ever greater attention is being accorded the ancient game of obscure origin. Nor is it attracting the attention of the eld-eily alone as a game to be indulged in when the tpste for other amusements has palled. Indeed, it is said that a chess master is, as a rule, at his best between the ages of 33 and 43. Smyslov and Botvinnik, contenders lor the world title, are said to be, respectively, 37 and 46 years old. Youth is no handicap. Tal, Russia's champion, is 21 years of age while Bobby Fischer, United States champion, is 11! Hand)-! Ulno (The LouKille Times) We do not know whether future generations, sad or happy, will sing the blues, but our guess is that they will. And it may be that llandy's name will be remembered long after more pretentious contemporary composers' music is not even an echo. MA!:V Jlr III III:. Ha. - Tl.n dutrhne i.r,y lwe faffiliiar lirg l Some f .J leader ,a Mve f. !'.. I my UmiJi t nation pints in the j!, l! i nn im i ijf uir. tsdinr. rtf tt js von Mill l-c s ii,t-itr-J in knowing Pa org;n as I , It iii that the first settler in llua liuim-dift? mrn Iml a if an. I daughter. whose nj.tvtir Jimt names wrie Mary and leather, ij d I h community alowly frew it (am lo b kii"n s Mary 1 1st her. I'. it Maty Ktli-r in has ihn thiee mil! Mt nf lnHiinmg Kt. Walton Ucaih. What Juki if lr. Imn. theirioir, la th-ie for the esiatrnre of Mary Kifli'f I uspeted I knew the answer, but I asked the jui ii.ii neve rthrleaa, II turned out to be the tame old story (hat the Dayton community knows so well. What ia the ii. w for an Oakwood or a Kettering, one might as will NKk. In just about every leaped, except Ik I givMiimi-nt and schools, they are eanen tmliy ii part of Da ton. However, there would I an immediate ani uncompromising resistance if anybody hal the temerity to projiose their annexation to the City of Dayton. I am qualified to aprak with a degree ,f autlioiity on thHt subject, A great many year ago, long tx foie a Kettering was even thought of, a group of Davtonians. headed by former Judge Mimon Iiouglas, then chief of the City of Pay. I (jlt'M Ijltf rli'lmrt mnt rttil rn m uKI.-I..;m4 mlRn , an)fx 0kwood , w mcmhrf of ,h(t -(t Imttalion." We were literally wiped off th mi. it rtrTtiv(ly teiminaled all acrioua dis-ruhhion jf iSnm xing Onkwood. Iown here nobody appears to know for a certainty which was first on the local scene, Mary Esther or Fort Walton Beach. Originally, the latt.T waa Br.H.ka Landiag. Then it became Camp Walton, to be succeeded later by Fort Walton and finally by Fort Walton Beach. It ia fast expanding, which causes residents of modest little Mary Esther to sniff disdainfully and do scribe their neighboring municipality as "tax happy." Actually Mary Esther has no ambition to compete with anybody. It merely wants to be let alone. It bus a population of aproximately 1.000, although the passing motorist never would suspect as many as 100. The houses stretch out along the gulf front,, a distance of nearly three miles, well hidden from the highway by trees and shrubbery. A few years ago a movement was started in Fort Walton Beach to annex Mary Esther. The latter's answer was to Incorporate. It has its own councilmanic government and volunteer fire department, which proudly boasts it has "never lost a fire." In my travels about Florida I have noted an extraordinary degree of slate pride. Also a predilection to bonstfulness on billboards. For example, Chiefland proclaims for the wide world to Bee and read that it is the largest w atermelon production area in the United States. Wakulla, not to be outdone by anybody, boasts "the deepest springs in the world," with a water flow of 246.000 gallons per minute. Panama City makes claim to having the "world's most beautiful beaches." Apalachicola insists that its old Trinity Episcopal church wss the first prefabricated church edifice built in the United States. Construction was started in 1837. The timbers were cut to precise measurement in New York state and shipped to Apalachicola on a sailing vessel. Also in Apalachicola there stands a monument in memory of Dr. John Gorrie, a practicing physi-cinn in Apalachicola who is reputed to have invented the world's first ice-making machine in IS 15. in an effort to cool the rooms occupied by yellow fever patients.' Panama City also boasts of turning out "the world's biggest hamburgers." All of these claims to distinction were observed from our car windows yesterday while motoring here from Tampa. No doubt we missed others. The East Coast is equally extravagant in its various bids for world fame. 1 didn't sample Panama City's giant hamburgers, but I can approve its enthusiasm for its beaches without batting an eyebrow, provided it will include practically all of the gulf coast line from Carra belle to Fort Walton, a distance by highway of nearly 100 miles. This stretch of .white sand appears to be continuous. The bright blue gulf water just beyond the glistening white sand beckons powerfully to tourists to pause and take a dip. Here at Bacon's By the Sea (In Mary Esther) we are taking our final vacation fling before starting home. It is a gorgeous rustic spot when the weather is good. However, this has been a disheartening winter for Mrs. Mabel Bacon, the 82-year-old owner and operator, much the same as it has been elsewhere in Florida. There has been little improvement in weather conditions during our three weeks' stay. Most of the time we have required artificial heat in our rooms during the day as well as at night. Yesterday, coming up from Tampa, we drove through a heavy fog for 50 miles. This morning it is "raining pitchforks." We have a wood fire in our cottage's fireplace today. At least we are comfortable and resting in complete relaxation. Thia is the quietest and most peaceful spot, so far as I have any knowledge, in all of Florida. MY ANSWER Billy Graham QUESTION: We have a child who is a Mongoloid I believe that God has a purpose in send-ine Larry to us in this condition, and I also believe that God chastises tor sin. Do you think Clod Is punishing us by sending this kind of rhild into our borne? I do not think I would be doing right to give him up, because I love him and want to do what is best for him. ANSWER: Mongoloid children, physicians say, are Die result of an abnormal blending of the genes. A'tusMy. the causes for this blending and deficienry are of unknown origin. I do not think that your child's abnormality is punishment for your sin. If every parent who had sinned were punished in this way. thn most people would have Mongoloid children. These children, loving by disposition, usually have an alert expression on their fas, and with proper guidance, much love, and patient training can be Integrated into society. C int. Mot Tot Journal Herald Readers Say Keply On Trc-nagcr Editor Of The Journal Herald: Afler reading the letter suls-milled by Mrs. Howard Ansort in the March 27 Journal Herald, I feel I must also give my opinions on our juveniles of today. I'm afraid! don't agree with her views at all. Our children certainly have to have discipline but not domination. To dominate, or try to, brings only rebellion from children and adults alike. A child who is trained from infancy to do right and to respect others and their pivperty seldom needs punishment for not doing so when older. Parents have to he firm, but loving and understanding. They must have confidence in their children and gain their confidence, too. Many things trouble and confuse the minds of growing boys and girls, but these are easy for the ones who know their parents will gladly listen and help them aolve their problems. 1 firmly believe a child should bo allowed to voice his or her opinions in family conversations. Pro and con discussions can help them form a clearer picture of right and wrong in their way of thinking, thus help their minds grow as well as their bodies. Our teenagers do need more recreation centers properly Ilia Journal Herald welcome! letter to tha ' editor, I'relerred leneth la SOO words or lens. All MIST Include tha writer' aignittur and address. Letter are subject -to condensation. I'rn name or Initials ar no longer permitted on published letters. suervised here In the city. Places to dance, etc. 1 attended a teenage dance at Crystal lake recently where 178 teenagers attended. The band that played for, them were teenagers, too. It was as orderly and nice a gathering as any adult group I have ever ' attended. How must our childien feel when there isn't any place but the streets for them to try and find an outlet for their young energy? I still have one child at home, a IH-year-old boy, and he, like his sisters, has never given me cause to ask questions as to where they were and what they did. They always are anxious to lell me their experiences. I am their friend as well , as their mother. My son is one of four boys who have formed a band and have worked hard at it. Maybe you have heard of the "Saints" rock 'n roll band? 1 am also the grandmother of four and can still remember when I was a teenager. MRS. ANNA HANXING Dayton FLETCHER KNEBEL'S Polomac Fever A European committee says L'uropo may get. part of the American recession. Oh, why should we be selfish? Let's give away the whole thing. Congress takes a 10-day holiday. The boys deserve it. Tilings could be worse and, if the truth were known, probably are. Britain's Prince Charles is too young to become an honorary Texan, his father says. Pop is taking no chances on having a kid swaggering about the palace, complaining the empire is too small for a fellow to breathe in. Floods In California, tornadoes in Texas and storms in New England. Apparently even nature recoils at the thought of a Democrat victory this fall. One candidate for re-election to congress intends to campaign exclusively on the business slump. Slogan: "Send me back to Washington one less mouth to feed at home:" Politicians' view of the best-seller list: "Time and the Hour" Sen. Jack Kennedy's preview of manifest destiny at the 19U0 Democrat convention. Ike proposes a reorganization of the defense department. It was getting so, at the Pentagon, it would take another Hundred Years War to give all the assistant secretaries time to get acquainted. The Neighbors By George Clark F.:t - e i,U , arm t. 'We make each ene feel Important. Your hny tire lo charge of spilled pante." J J HMI Tw To Catch A Cat Editor Of The Journal Herald: Eight days after he arrived in .Dayton, Melvin vanished, lie slipped into the ni;'ht and hasn't been seen since March 27. As cats go, Melvin is pretty ordinary, lie has no pedigae and probably doesn't know who his father was, but we love him. He is big and black and likes to sharpen his claws on the good chairs. He has a bad disposition and is rude to strangers. Despite his faults, we regard him as a member of the family and miss him. We placed an ad In The Journal Herald and received calls from a number of people who wanted to help us. We told our paper carrier, our milkman and our mailman. We even alerted the police of Kettering and Oak wood to be on the lookout for a black tomcat wearing a red collar. Everyone treated us with kindness and courtesy. For this, wc are sincerely grateful. Although Melvin may never return, we have the satisfaction of knowing that the people of the community will do all they can to return him to us. J. II. BAILEY Kettering Keeession Is Kcal Editor Of The Journal Herald: As t read the paper this morning, I see that 1,100 more people will be jobless. At the same time, I hear on" a local radio station some recorded messages telling us to go out and buy as we have in the past go out and spend our money. They tell us times aren't bad, this recession we're having is more or less a frame of mind. I hardly think the men that are jobless, or the ones that are working on short hours, will agree with this nonsense. I feel quite sui-e that if these men (the presidents and vice piesidents of all the big firms probably know nothing of hard times) were to try to feed a family and buy a home under these conditions, they wouldn't have the nerve to come on the radio and make such ridiculous remarks as they are making. Let's face it: Things are not getting any bctler and it certainly is not a frame o mind we are in. It is for real. MRS. M. M. BYSTREK Dayton SKETCHES By Ben Burrnulis "AMBITIOSS ARE J.l.M " lt till hnv art ambitionm . . . n pnnl for which vt tlrivr . , , vlmt eotirtittttf nnr'n frtilurt . . . wait wi'.e number ihrirt . . . enmt nrrk for hightr Irarti. inff , . . while othern are eontrtit .. ( Bpfpd their liveg hy doing pood ... for thone who I; now torment . . . the clown ia happy when he tnal.es . . . n tear turn into laughter . . . the poet pain a thrill when henrtt . . . are hnppp ever after , . , a doetor't jo if m arente.it when ... he leu-en eomeone'f pain . , . a teacher f rewarded hit . , , the knowledge pnp:U pain . . . wen of God fir toilful ll lien Iheir nri sr rf nn. r Ik t'on pray . . . Mom and Vod live for their ynuvg ... and dream af future days . . , thnt'B .how it gaen in thi world , , . ainhitionn art to nny . . . t don't believe, you'll ever find , , 4 a person without any. .' president WORLD AlTAinS David Lawrence President's Proposal Not Answer To Keorgar.iins Defense System WAMIJNGTON'-Tl Ameiiian perle ba newr teen told until lo lisl a dacjeiuus Situation t . lots in 0 pentagon ' " eient of the sud Jen ,. bifil of a Woiid War. It w an cpeo. q.e.n. vhether the ftomnindatiuii j;t made wty ttiU, edy the iituatiun- Pie.dnt Kiaenhouer. in Ina latest me; ( , eongiess, wisely retfals the cuniteronie. unwirt,;: sommsntf structure which has been in eut-n eer since the futt so-called unifica'wn" law w pasted by congress a decade ago. Mr. I4eulwi-deicnbes it as follows: "Today Die channel of military command and ,b. lection runs from the commander-in-chief to i u aerretary of defense, then to live secretary of an e. ecutive agent department, then lo a thief of sciv. ice. and then, finally to Ihe unified commander. "In time of emergency, the secretary of the er . Utive agent department delegates to his aervue hief his authority oer the strategic direction ant condui t of combat oeitions. Thus, ultimately thi rhief of an individual service issues, in the name of Ihe senetary of defense, orders to a unified com. mander." Sandwich Of Ilurcaurracy This means that, unlike the manner in whnli World War I and World War II were fought undrr the diieet orders of the Pieiident, the defense de. partpient nowhaa been sandwiched, in the form of a huge bureaucratic organization, between Ihe military commanders and the commander-in-chief. Now everything is concentrated in the three civilian secretaries and In the secretary of defense. Mr. Kisenhower's plan would remove Ihe three civilian secretaries from the chain of command but would increase the authority of the secretary of de-fense. making him, in effect, a deputy commander, in-chief. This is a mistaken approach. No civilian understands military operations well enough to be given such a responsibility.. What is needed is the establishment of the joint chiefs of staff as part of th executive staff of the White House. As long as Ihe constitution makes the President also the commander-in-chief of all the armed services, this authority cannot constitutionally be delegated. One of the proposed changes to relieve the Joint chiefs of administrative or command responsibilities in their respective services is a step in the right direction. But. under the new setup, the joint chiefs become powerless and merely an adjunct of the office of the secretary of defense. They must go through an extra person before reaching the President of the United States. Money Stimulates Rivalry The battle Inside and outside the Pentagon has much to do with who shall control the money. This is what stimulates interservice rivalries. It will nut be eliminated by the new plan. Congress may debate many points of the new plan for a long time, but one thing seems imperativeto get rid as quickly as possible of the present chain-of -command, functioning as it does through a maze of civilian secretaries in each armed service and through many assistant secretaries, of defens". Ev ery week's delsy in enacting a revised plan could mean a frightful debacle if war suddenly broke out. ((opjfllht, m. Sfw 1rk Htrald Tribune Inr.) IN WASHINGTON Roscoe Drumnioiul Congress Merits Nation's Thanks For Blocking Highway Billboards WASHINGTON After reading a front-page news story in your favorite paper, did you ever lean back in your chair and say: "Well, thank congress for that?" It's time we did, for seldom is heard a generous word about the good, deeds of congress. Congress is roundly criticized for what it docs badly and rarely praised for what it does well. It has just done somethinE verv well indorrf You won't appreciate it at first-hand for a little while, but when, in another year or so, you take your family and your car and start driving across the spacious landscape that Is America along the rolling, bending 41.000-mile inter-state and defense highways, you will get a new and thrilling experience. Beautiful Views, Not Billboards Instead of pacing your way through a gloomy, dangerous canyon, shut in by the blinding blight of massive billboards, you will drive joyously through virgin rights of way with unobstructed and breathtaking views of America the beautiful. For this the credits should read as follows: To the majority of the Senate and the House for wise and courageous action in putting a billboard-control provision the first in the nation's history-in the highway appropriation just passed. To Sen. Richard L. Neuberger (D-Ore.) for the initiative, persistence and vigor with which he and in the early stages a very lonely figure pressed the issue for the past two years. To Sen. Thomas H. Kuchcl (R-Cal.1. a man of good conscience who, after opposing Senator Js'eu-berger's approach to the problem last year, felt so dissatisfied with his own opposition that he devised a constructive alternative which this year won Senator Neubcrger's support and that of the Senate. To the American Automobile association which, representing millions of motorists, has fought the blight of uncontrolled billboarding for 20 years-and never gave up. Victory didn't come easy. The team of KuchnJ and Neuberger had to contest at every turn the par. liamentary ingenuity of their most formidable opoo-nent. Sen. Robert S. Kerr ID-Okla.) and simtiM -neously fend off a massive pro-billboard lobby whic'i showered storms of letters upon unsuspecting senators. Somehow, these "spontaneous" lettr-w riters knew just which senators to write to, siiv 3 the letters rained down almost exclusively upon the heads of uncommitted senators. Only Empty Arguments But the opponents of the bill had an arsenal empty of good argumenis. They didn't dare oppose the objective of protecting the new highway from becoming "a scar across the face of the countryside." Instead, they had to retreat to an artificial Maginot line, namely, that to reward states which observed the national highway policy on billboards was a hor rible device for undermining state's rights. The protection of natural beauty is not the only boon from billboard control. An equal boon is th protection of life through an increase of traffic safety. Congress has repealed a grim slogan: "See America's billboards first" and substituted: "Sea America first in safety." Kwrifbl, IMS, Stm Ink Rtralt Tnkaa fair.) v

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