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Mailt Ad Dp(. tk THE IX PASO 1131fc.5 LI LSI I'.KiGI Tuctday, Jun II, 1!)03 I I PUBLISHED EVERY DAY IN THE YEAR BY EL PASO TIMES, INC. Dorrance D. Roderick, President and Publisher W. J. Hooten, Vice President and Editor Dorrance D. Roderick Jr., Vice Pres. and Gen. Mgr. Second C! Postage Pd El Fuo, Thu Talephona KS 2-1661 Claaaified Ads 532-1971 f Tha El Fut Tlmta 1 an Independent Democratic newspaper. Traditionally It 1 Democratic but it will support that which It belitvfs to ba right and opposa tbat which It believes to be wrong regardless of political party. MEMBER Of THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press Is entitled exclusively to the use or republication of all local news printed In this newspaper as well as aU AP news dispatches. Anf erroneous reflection upon the standing, character or reputation of anr person, firm or corporation which may appear in the columns of The Times will be gladly corrected upon being brought to the attention of the management. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In El Paso and elsewhere, morning 35e weelc. morning including Sunday 53c week; morning and Sunday Times with El Paso Herald-Post evening 90c week. The El Paso Times daily and Sunday by mail in Texas. New Mexico and Arizona. 1 month $2.40; 3 months $6.85: months $12.93; 1 year $24.50. Elsewhere in U.S.. Mexico and Canada. 1 month $265: 3 months $7.55: 6 months $14.30: 1 year $27.00. Other foreign countries daily and Sun-( day $4.00 per month. Daily only $3.00 per month and Sunday only $1.50 per month. Mail subscriptions payable in advance. TUESDAY. JUNE 11. 1963 : Leaning Backivard PRESIDENT KENNEDY'S foreign policy q address Monday was conciliatory. In fact, it was so much that way that some critics might be inclined to accuse him of appeasement. The President announced a moratorium on U.S. nuclear testing in the atmosphere as part of a new "high level" effort to resolve the five-year-old test ban deadlock with Soviet Russia. The President also talked about the ad-' visability of avoiding a showdown in which one nation would either have to back down or plunge the world into a nuclear war. While we applaud President Kennedy's efforts, at finding, a fair and equitable peace and then maintaining it, his words took on the. appearance of co-existence with the Communist World. To say the least, President Kennedy Indicated a willingness to lean backward In an effort to avoid war.' ; That is commendable, of course, but there is reason to question a policy of "peace at any price." While Dwight D. Eisenhower was President of the United States he made it plain this country wanted peace. We firmly believe that our country lost prestige while Eisenhower was President. No one in his right mind wants a war, but any time a man lets it be known that he will not fight, someone is going to push him around. , We hope and pray that President Kennedy knows exactly what he is doing. We know, by now that we cannot appease the Communists. fill-in nr WW COfllfl -M. UKIIlifll IN HIS HONOLULU address to mayors q ot the various . cities, President Kennedy talked' about a "peaceful revolution" which would give every citizen equal ' rights and opportunities. . That is wishful thinking. We would like everything to be - peaceful, also. But it is not. , . .; Racial disturbances have resulted in death, injury, riots, hundreds being jailed and much dissension accompanied by ten-" sion and distrust. Today In Alabama we are , seeing a mobilization of armed men to maintain law and order while Negroes are enrolled in the University of Alabama. There's nothing peaceful about that. Neither was there anything peaceful about what happened in Oxford, Miss., last year, nor about what happened in Little Rock when President Eisenhower sent in federal troops. If President Kennedy thinks all the cur rent turmoil is going to resolve into peace, kindness and light, he is more of a dreamer than we thought. We view the situation with fear and trembling. There could be bloodshed at any time, in any section of the United States. That is a fact, whether we like to think about it or not. On Foreign Aid THE JUNE 4 EDITION of Near East Re-q port furnishes a slant on foreign aid which the American people as a whole should watch. It represents itself as the thinking of a majority. Here it is in part: 'FOREIGN AID IS FOR AMERICA' "This is the season of the year when the administration begins Its struggle to win congressional approval of the foreign aid program. "Although it is the most Important Instrument of our foreign policy and, relatively, one of the least expensive the program is always under attack. The opposition is widespread and diversely motivated. Principally, the challenge comes from those who think that we can stop the world and let the others get off. "Public opinion polls show that foreign aid commands the support of the great majority of our people. Most Americans recognize that independent nations are, in fact, interdependent, and that it is our responsibility, as the most powerful nation In the world, to help others bridge the gap between political independence and economic stagnation. Foreign aid is more than a defensive weapon against the menace of Soviet penetration and aggression. Foreign aid is an effective force for freedom. "Why, then, is foreign aid always in trouble on the Hill? Why Is the administration's current request for $4.5 billion threatened with drastic reductions? "Foreign aid is handicapped because its mistakes make the headlines. It rarely wins acknowledgment for its achievements because it cannot afford to claim credit; otherwise it may lose the trust and confidence of its beneficiaries. "The opposition to foreign aid Is always articulate and aggressive. But the friends of foreign aid are diffident and unorganized. Unfortunately, while most Americans favor foreign aid in principle, they do not take the trouble to write their positive views to their congressmen . . You shall judge a man by his foes as well as by his friends. Joseph Conrad. Everyday EvClltS By W.J. HOOTEN Two things that happened at the PASO convention in San Antonio caught my eye: 1. The group, by resolution, said all members of PASO must be ruled in their endorsements of state-wide candidates by a two-thirds vote of the membership present when an endorsement is given. Any member who violates that will be suspended. 2. Reporters were barred from the convention business session. So far as I know, PASO (Political Association of Spanish-Speaking Organizations) does not have a large following in El Paso. Anyway, I have absolutely nothing against it as such. But I would recommend to the general membership that it watch out for dictatorial rule and be suspicious when the press is barred. A NICE COMPLIMENT During President Kennedy's visit to El Paso last week, a veteran Texas reporter. Wick Fowler, was on hand representing the Dallas Morning News. Upon returning home he wrote me a letter which I want to pass along, so here it is: "Dear Bill: "I am generally too lazy to write letters but I feel compelled to turn out at least one in connection with the President's trip to El Paso. "The courtesy of the people there in their treatment of the visiting press was wonderful. This includes the local media, officials, arrangers of the events and the man on the street. The officers who had the tremendous responsibility of security and traffic did an outstanding job. "There are the things about a city that I remember long after the story coverage i3 forgotten. "Many thanks to vou and your staff." RECALLS McKINLEY'S VISIT ' This came from Harry M. Tuttle, 1320 Montana Ave., Apt. 24: 'The coming of President Kennedy to El Paso June 5 took me back to 1901 when President McKinley came to EI Paso. "I was with the militia then: I was assigned, with five others, to walk beside the President's carriage in the parade. I was so proud." FROM DOWN SOUTH Robert O. Ray, 452S Bonds Court, senr me several clippings from the Raleigh News and Observer. He wrote me a note while in Winston Salem, N.C. Included in the clippings was this from the masthead of that reliable old newspaper: I advise and enjoin those who direct the paper in the tomorrows never to advocate any cause for personal profit or preferment. J would wish it always to be "the toc-sin" and devote itself to the policies of equality and justice to the underprivileged. If the paper should at any time be the voice of self-interest or become the spokesman , of privilege or selfishness it would , be untrue to its history. From the last will and testament of JOSEPHUS DANIELS . Editor and Publisher 1894-1943 FOND MEMORIES One of the highlights of my life was knowing Josephus Daniels. I recall when he was on his way to become U.S. ambassador to Mexico. He stopped in El Paso and was given a dinner in the Hotel Paso del Norte. This was in 1933 or 1934. I invited him to come over to The Times office afterward. He walked over to the paper, which then was published at Santa Fe and San Francisco Streets. He insisted upon shaking hands with everybody in the building. He went to the composing room, the stereotyping department, the press room and the mail room. He was a great gentleman. Pardon my personal pride in mentioning this, but, from then on he referred to me as "That Tarheel editor," knowing I came originally from North Carolina. The last time I saw him was in Mexico City in 1946 for the inauguration of Miguel Aleman as president. I hav a picture of us taken at the U.S. Embassy on that occasion. Stephen Aguirre, then U.S. consul general in Juarez, was assigned as Mr. Daniels aide in Mexico City. PUPPETS AND POLITICS The first puppet-to-puppet cultural exchange with the Soviet Union is imminent. The first American theater company to : visit Russia since "My Fair Lady," in I960, Bill and Cora Baird and a staff of II left on Monday on a . nine-week tour that will take them to Leningrad, Kiev. Tbilisi, Baku, and Moscow, two more cities than MFL entertained. In return, the Sergei Obratsov Puppet Theater, with a cast of 35, will perform in New York's vast Broadwav Theater early next autumn. The Bairds will be showing "Davy Jones Locker." with which 'hey have had much success here and in India. The Russian offering is not set. The exchange is the first direct one in the cultural program, though a swapping of circuses tater this year is in the making. It also promises to be of high quality on both sides. The Obratsov Theater has both children's and adults programs, is noted for its satirical style, and maintains a sizable company at its permanent puppet theater in Moscow. The Bairds are favorites abroad as well as on Broadway. On their limited engagement at the Biltmore last April, the Bairds were greeted by Judith Crist, a critic (N.Y. Herald Tribune) whose taste generally runs more to acid than to honey, as flatly "the master puppeteers of the professional stage." In the spirit of the cultural exchange, of course, it is hoped that the reviewers in both countries will use the word "pup-prs" without making insidious excursions into politics. Midnight Choo Choo Leaves For Alabam! You're Telling Me! By WILLIAM RITT Mohawk Indians are building a replica of their tribal village of 300 years ago on their New York state reservation. Let's hope it makes, but does not cost, heap big pile of wampum. The Mohawks will stage guided tours for Paleface visitors to the rebuilt camp. Best idea they've had since Columbus barged in and spoiled everything. start sfffniijfl' SiiPmm I Speaking The Public Mind The Shepherd FLIES FLAG UPSIDE DOWN TO DENOTE U.S. DISTRESS Editor. El Paso Times: May I express appreciation to the two police officers who stopped at my house the evening our President was in town; also a word of appreciation to the unknown neighbor who informed the Police Department that my American flag was flying upside down? It is good to know people care about our flag. It was not an oversight nor was it disrespect for our flag nor our President that dictated such action on my part. As you perhaps are aware, the flag flown upside down indicates distress. I believe very sincerely that our nation is in deep distress. The enemy has infiltrated into high places of government and education. Hatred in the name of nationalism and racism and, in the name of equality and a bigger . pay check, is being instilled in the masses. It is a Frankenstein monster that will destroy even the very ones who foster it. It is not even the fact that I understand our President to be a Socialist, which is first-cousin to Communist in theory, that causes me to recognize the danger we face. For these things are a result of lying and devilish spirits (Revelation IS: 14) allowed to conquer because God Almighty is offended by our sin. We have turned from Cod to our own ways. We must repent of our covetous-ness seen in selling methods, labor strikes, installment plans, government subsidies, etc. We must awake from our lethargy and seek God and righteousness. Our nation is in distress. Do not think the Black Muslims threats or the "America to the knife." that I have personally heard in Latin America, are idle words. Nevertheless, the Communists are not too strong, nor is the devil, when God is on our side. However, Satan's method today is to cause us to sin and thus separate us from God's help. Then Satan's victory is easy. Mark my word, dear reader, unbelief, covetousness, lusts, 20 And 40 Years Ago In El Paso TWENTY YEARS AGO June II, 1943 (Friday) One million dollars was tentatively allocated by the Civil Aeronautics Administration for the expansion of Ed Anderson Field (EI Paso Municipal Airport) because such a project was designated necessary for national defense. L. M. McDaniel was elected to succeed I. W. Gillette as president of the EI Paso Life Underwriters Association Thursday in Hotel Cortez. Mrs. William C. Barnes Jr., 2311 Silver St., accompanied her husband on his return trip to Georgia where he is stationed at Ft. Benning. Maj. A. E. Lang, principal of Bowie High School, is the new owner of the 1140 Apartments, 1140 East Rio Grande Ave. FORTY YEARS AGO June 11, 1923 (Monday) Mrs. J. E. Bovven has left to a' tend the graduation exercises of her son J. E. Bowen Jr., from the United States Military Academy at West Point. Mrs. H. J. Ponsford and children, Lucy and George, left yesterday to spend the summer in California. Dr. and Mrs. Carlton C Ho-man have gone to Kaufman, Texas, for a visit of two weeks. pride, hatred, a cry of peace when there is no peace these are the weapons of evil. In the words of the Prophet Hasea, "O Israel, return unto the Lord thy God: for thou hast fallen by thine iniquity. O Israel, thou hast destroyed thyself; but in Me is thine help." S. Parker Gamwell, 2215 Marr St. HAS PLAN TO END OUR MONEY WORRIES Editor, El Paso Times: Once in every blue moon there is a letter in SPM which is outstanding for its lucidity. I refer to the letter from G. A. Graham, June 4, who has hit on the solution to most of the world's problems. I quote from his letter: ". . . It seems we can produce too much of everything except money." I have a truly great idea for implementing Mr. Graham's solution, which is simply to have the United States Government borrow the money to give every man, woman and child on earth a minimum of $1 million. If the money can't be borrowed (due to the money shortage), then just run off the money on the printing presses. After all. the idea is to have PLENTY of money. When this '-is been done, the average man will have no more financial worries. He can p y off the mortgage on the new house and car; his children will be able to go to college; he won't lose his job because now his boss won't be able to produce enough to supply the demand from people who now have money to spend. Better yet, Mr. Average Man can simply retire without doing anymore work at all and live off the $1 million. Best of all. this plan will not cost anything because i". ? Un:ted States Government will print all the money free, at no expense to tie taxpayers. If. t' reugh any unforeseen quirk in the plan, we do have to borrow the money, it really won't make any difference because we will simply ov.e the money to ourselves and we can grant an indefinite moratorium so nobody has to pay any back. The more I ontemplate this plan, the mere wildly enthusiastic I get about it. I jujt can't understand why nobody ever thought of it before! After all, there must be at least one individual on earth with much financial acumen as I have And I just can't unders' nd why the Germans who tried this out in the Post-WI years and the Chinese who tried it in the post-WWII years couldn't make it work. - "hades R. Abel. 370 Hastings Drive LENSES "So fear eye." . before his Psalm 36:1 Your fears have magnifying lenses . . . And they distort your nerves and senses . . . Until what others think is small ... Is huge and terrible and tall . . . When viewed through glasses of your Fear . . . So, when your bugaboos appear . . . Look through the eyes of Faith and see . . . That what seemed fearful proves to be . . . The normal and you can prevail . , . If only your Faith does not fail. JULIEN C. HYER Grab Bag! By NAN JONES THE ANSWER QUICK! 1. What group had for its battle cry, "Deus vult" (God wills it)? 2. What meat is usually used for a fricandeau? 3. Who was the first presidential candidate of the Republican party? 4. For what is the gas freon chiefly used? 5. What is French leave? ITS BEEN SAID In oratory, the greatest art is to conceal art. Jonathan Swift. WATCH YOUR LANGUAGE FABRICATE (FAB - re kate) verb; to construct; to make by assembling standard parts; to devise or invent; to forge or fake. Origin: Latin. rT HAPPENED TODAY On this date in 1947 wartime sugar rationing was ended. HOW'D YOU MKE OUT? 1. The Crusaders. 2. Veal. 3. John Charles Fremont (136). 4. A refrigerant. 5. Departure without ceremony, notice or permission. Word Of The Wise Ability is a poor man's wealth. (Wren) The vagabond, when rich. Is called a tourist. (Paul Richard) Thinking is like loving and dying. Each of us must do it for himself. (Josiah Royce) Kites rise highest agiinst the wind not with it. (Winston Churchill) CUTIES By E. Siinnis Campbell n' pm M ply experts of the world. But the conclusions, that we must do something to promote scientific agriculture and to disseminate birth control informa tion, were I -V . Xlicse Days By J0HN c,,amberlain An hour ago I wa listening to the valedictorian during graduation exercises at a boys' school. Eloquently, and with a good deal of commendable scholarship, the boy explored the implications of the world-wide population explosion. The statement of the problem was exact, the speech was Jut as fully informed as any of those made the other week in Washington by the assembled food sup- , . . . . fed themselves in the past. If they were permitted self-propulsion in freedom, they could make contact with some of those Cornell Ph.D.'s who know how to build up soil and increase crop yields. In Cuba, Castro's and "Che" Guevara's defective theory about what makes human beings tick has wiped out a oner flourishing cattle industry nd has had its adverse effects on .e sugar harvests. Contrariwise, the governments of Japan and Formosa have been able to carry through with fruitful land reform measures because they have respected the basic nature of man. They have permitted individual ownership and voluntary action within a scheme that has made scientific Information available to those who have the wit to use it. The food problem and the related population problem are subdivisions of the general problem of freedom. Where mm understand their own nature, which aspires to freedom in something more than the rhetorical Marxist sense, they can hope to get governments thnt will refrain from trying to solve every problem by force majeure. It is a false view of human nature to think that pcPl can be pushed into "planned' beds of Procrustes by lopping off inconvenient limbs and then be expected to produce. The correct view of human nature, like all the con elusions of all our modern experts everywhere. They ignored the fact that the human race can t do a n y th i ng really COn- jba Chambrlala structive about its besetting problems as long as it refuses to rediscover the nature of man. For myself, I don't believe there is a food problem or a population problem as such. True enough, Nehru's Indians are assailed by hidden hunger. But millions of sacred cattle roam the Indian landscape, consuming the produce of acres that might be planted with food to feed human beings. While the present supply of Indian cows is probably too emaciated to offer much protein value in the absence of special feeding, someone has very aptly said that the Indians are starving in the presence of the biggest steak dinner in history. The Indian problem lies inside the human head, not outside it. The present deep agricultural crisis in Red China is another case where mystical assumptions about the nature of man Keep rarmers irom pro ducing. Mao Tse-tung's theory 8lvM JP? CP fo.r is that peasants can be moved voluntary action, has resulted around like DushD ns. ass zned F'm . v to shock-brigade work here and there at the decree of Marxist top sergeants. The theory is hopelessiy wrong, but Mao and his ideological minions hold to it with a religious intensity. China, of course, has special problems imposed by deforestation, aridity and suddenly flow- ican continent It could result In a similar plenty elsewhere. While the food experts meet in Washington and the school valedictorians speak about the technical problems they raise, the world pursues its resolute way toward suicide. C 1M1 Klf rilrtf jadlrata. lac. DREW PEARSON ON Washington Mcrry-Go-Round Washington. Congressmen who listened to government testimony regarding radioactive fallout were flabbergasted to learn that the Atomic Energy Commission and the Public Health Service have not yet fixed any standards to show when and where the danger point in radioactive fallout has been reached. Meanwhile, atomic testing in both the United States and Rus sia has increased the poison in r 0 Drw Frtrtaa the atmosphere. Yet the government has shied away from tell ing the public or trie medical profession or state public health services just where the danger point is. This was developed by Reps. Chet Holified, D-Calif., and Mel Price, D-II1.. during cross-e x a m i n a-tion of Dr. Paul Tompkins, director of the Federal Radiation Council last week. Under pressure from the two congress men, Tompkins finally promised to set up danger guidelines next year. Meanwhile, the Joint Atomic Energy Committee of Congress heard testimony that between September 1961 and August 1962. Salt Lake City had been doused with 3S.S60 picocuries of iodine 131. This is the ingredient in radioactive fallout which is especially dangerous to the thyroids of young children. The dose which Salt Lake City received during the 12-month period of 1961-62 wa considerably more than the full year's level previously recorded. The picocurie is one-millionth of a millionth of a curie. During the same period, the level of iodine 131 went up in Kansas City to 33.831 and in Des Moines to 32.890. At one time in 1957-58 the iodine 131 count at St. Louis stood at 91.250, wfiich is three times the yearly average wh:cti health experts unoffically have said was safe for young children. health, food standards, medicine, schools, unemployment, and Social Security. Celebrezze, who came to this country as a child from Italy, understands the pathos of these problems as only the son of an immigrant can. "One day it's krebiozen," he told a friend, referring to the controversial drug for cancer which the AMA wants banned and he has to rule on. "The next day it's pesticides," continued the secretary of HEW. "and today it's radioact'-e fallout." "I think your heart is too big," said the friend. "You should have an IBM heart like some of the experts at the Pentagon." FRIEND OF POPE The immigrant parents of Rep. Silvio Conte of Massachusetts came from Valdagno in northern Italy, about SO miles from Sotto Tl Monte (meaning "Under the Mountain"), the native village of the late Pope John XXIII. Conte decided to tease Pontiff a little about this when they met in Rome a few years a o and addressed him in Italian with an accent indigenous to the Valdagno area. "I am very honored to meet the Pope of the fop," he said. "Yes, I am for all of God's people." replied John. Then, with a broad grin, he added: "Congressman Conte. I did not miss your dialect. That is how people speak in my part of Italy." "I learned it from two people whwi came from your part of Italy, Your Holiness," said Conte. "My parems were born in Valdagno." (CI IMS r Taa Rrtl f Tat'mta SEND VACCINE Tokyo. (AP) Japan is sending ra vaccine to ion persons. REASSURING Dr. Tompkins was cross-exam, ined visorousl by Con-jrcssmen the government had not fixed fXif . .m j-r;-;,- ..;,!.!.. f,,r ts- r,. inoculate half a mill dSehd,n-. Vnt. He re- Foreign Ministry reports. The plied that the gwemmet would shipment is a gift of the Japanese be reluctant to pro r.-d .-- government, tion counter measures in food distribution rather th-n re.lnre the source of radioactive mate- Hambone's Meditations rials. "The cold hard fact is that we may not be able to 'turn off 7 wouldn't point out all my mistakes if I were you. Good typists are hard to find." fallout at will," Rep. Price scold ed. "How is it possible for the administrators concerned with public health and food activities to make decisions without protective guidelines on radiation?" "Rnm puidanre for health purposes is needed," Dr. Tomp-V kins admitted, "we all asrec to thin. Within the next year the council will make some very positive recommendations dal-ini with this problem." "Each year." observed Sen. Gwrge Aiken. R-Vt., "the government witnesses ap.var t be a little less sure and a little more reassuring." HEART THROBS Anthony Selebrezze, long-time mayor of Cleveland, is doing a good job as secretary of health, education, and welfare, but sometimes gets discouraged by the problems of humanity. No agency of government has more heart-throbs than the far-flung department wfiich deals with By ALLEY 7r. ot IS BtHlrV A HEAP o' THINGS but troubue. is, Hit's so pub, bekik' SOME' uv 'em!1.! i

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