Daily News from New York, New York on January 13, 1957 · 137
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Daily News from New York, New York · 137

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SUNDAY NEWS, JANUARY 13, 1937 4fl 220 Eat 42d St. SUNDAYS NEWS Nv roam hctum niwja. Tel. MUrray Hill 2-1234 Published ary RundiT br Mm Syndicate Co.. Ins.. 5f2t E. 4!d St.. Xaw fork IT. N T. Presljrnt. L Flyon Vli- Pretlitt-M, -KirDard W. Clark,; Sacratar;. P B. Btrphtna. Mail awhsrripusn raiei p.r year: U. 8 $jf0: Canada $7.50. Kundav auj Oaitf 3. S, $-0: Canada 50. ArmeJ Korcel Swlal Btfts Sunday 13.23: Bundajr and lall Jil S3. ' HEMBKB OF THE ASSOCIATED PBKSS The Associated Press is entitled exclusively to thai use tor republication ot ll! the lo-al news printed in this newspaper as well as all AP news d'spai.-'hes. u:: u -)i Dean Acheson " SUNFED "DILUTED In a recent magazine article, ex-Secretary of State Dean Acheson purred that a certain new book should be required reading- "for all who wish to think about our place in the world around us, especially high-echelon Washington politicos. The Dean didn't say who was publishing the book. Our able NEWS library operatives, however, tracked it down, and we've just come up from a couple of hours' submersion in it. It's "A Proposal: Key to an Effective Foreign Policy," by Max F. Millikan and W. W. Rostow; Harper & Bros., New York; 170 pages, $2.75. Messrs. Millikan and Rostow are a pair of economics professors at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Their proposal is what you might call a plan for a watered-ddwn SUNFED. SUNFED is the proposed Special United Nations Fund for Economic Development a new UN agency, to be managed mainly by Socialists and Communists from both sides of the Iron Curtain, and to deal out billions of dollars in helping under -developed countries get themselves more machines and better crops in a hurry. The United States would pretty largely bankroll SUNFED, but the UN would get all the credit for dishing up the billions. This, it is felt, would save the under-developed SUNFED has met with so much OPPOSITION in the United States that a lot of do-gooders and world-savers have apparently given up hope of this country's ever joining it if the UN should set it up. One big reason for this opposition is the unofficial estimate that SUNFED in the course of 10 years would take about $35 billion out of the U. S. taxpayer. Old do-gooders never die, however; they just change their tune. Unless we're much mistaken, most of our do-gooders will shortly be ballyhooing the Millikan -Rostow piau oa a IUUMi xui me uirncu ullco. Well, what is the Millikan - Rostow Cutrate plan? SIINFFfi For one thing, it cuts Uncle Sam's . u" proposed shell-out to $10-12 billion in the next five years with a warning that the plan would most likely have to go on a good deal longer than five years at the same financial pace. I 1 T I T t1 I I I 1 1 a or anoiner, ine uruieu oiaiea is io ue nx.ivioiy permitted to have some say in dealing out the money; and Millikan and Rostow urge that other nations be pressured -to chip in from $2,000,000,000 to $3,000,000,000 a year all told. Wrhat other nations, they don't specif y. Essentially, the Millikan -Rostow thing is just an- other GIVEAWAY PROGRAM on a grand scale. A good deal is said in the book about extending long-term loans to half-developed nations. But a good deal is also said, in much quieter tones, about "grants" to really backward countries "grants" being do-gooder language for gifts. We're warned in the book that we must attach no strings to these loans or grants. We must give up any expectation of gratitude, to begin with. . There must be no objec- Ask No Questions tions voiced to loaning or Just Give and Give ?sSft s countries. We're not to hope, much less suggest, that the countries receiving our help will gradually go free-enterprise. As for buying friends or allies, perish the thought. We're even, according to Millikan and Rostow, to invite the Red Slave Empire to take part in the plan Soviet Russia by putting up capital, and backward countries like Red China by accepting some of the loans or grants. All this, thft authors are confident, will BTaduallv lift the living standards of the human race, develop new markets for, American goods, keep more countries from be-ing grabbed by the Reds, and maybe even make the Communists give up their ambition to conquer the world. We re urged to do all this as a i umiiment oi the American dream of converting the world to our ways of thinking, and are told that the taxpayers can well afford it, despite their already crushing burden of taxes. I And that, chums, i3 what some of our bleeding hearts are planning as the next spasm in our long spell of the give- i t- i - . - HYiiXy VUil V UwiviMr" avu - swni. ay - mind. 1 4 Joe i '4 The lnqtiiring Votographer By JIMMT JE&tAlL The News trill pay $10 for tarh timely, interesting question submitted and used in this column. Today's award foes to Mrs. A. C. Hamilton, P. O. Box 52. San Marino 9. Calif. THE QUESTION. I To retire or not to retire! fa a very difficult question for many people. What should be the determining circumstances? WHERE ASKED. Various spots. THE ANSWERS. Fe-gus D. O'Connell, Hunting-I ton, L. I., tales . engineer: 1'The first fat tor should b4 the financial setup. Can ha quit work without endangering his security and that of his iwife or family 7 The second .factor is his health I and his state of Some men feel thev will wither on the vine if they retire." Julius Isman, Fair Lawn, N.J., mercnanaiser : "That depends on what he wants out of life. Also his mean3. Is he able to retire? The answer is different for d i ff e r e n t men. I'm going to retire in three years, when I am 35. Sure I'm youne to retire, but I want to do the things! Fve always wanted to do. J. F. Franz, Hasbrouck Heights, N. J., fliprht mechanic: "How a person feels about retirement should be the only qualification. Does he want to retire or, if he is healthy and vigorous, does he want to continue working? There should be as forced retire ment, except for health." George Lutz, East Meadow, Li. i. manager: "Frtst, his health. Can he handle his job properly? Second, his mental attitude towards retirement. Will he miss his job? Third, can he live comfortably on his- retire-ment income? 1 . know a guy who is eating his heart cause he's got to retire years when he is 65." - - Albert Gueckel, Decatur (Ave., Brooklyn, manager: "Are bis children grown and established in their own homes? Is he tired ot his en-vironment? Does he want to go places and do things and can he afford to do so? Will he be happy giving and customs of many years to do little or nothmjr?" Steve Marchese, Lodi, ST. J. school teacher: f "His home life and the wishes Wivas era tian. ally the domin- I .VL ating influence 4 - f If a man's wife wants him to retire, he should retire. Chances are that he has the means to re tire because no wife is going to scrimp and struggle on a small pension." - f ' i r I fs u u no such thin out be-in two up the routine V C3f . - i J i - 1 ' . t . ' . . ! v I J (9 ' for VS. i - "ft. CJ VOICE OF THE PEOPLE Please gil t am and address u itb letter. VCe st ill li itbboIJ both on reqmnt. WOULD REPEAT HISTORY Linden, N. J.: In 193S, when the Nazis started to murder thousands of Jews, President Roosevelt recalled our Ambassador to Germany. Why does not the U. S. react in a similar fashion to the Soviet Union's violence in Hungary? WAR VET. PRIVATE PRESLEY Brooklyn: How come a boy as evil and corrupt as some people have been claiming Elvis Presley is can suddenly .become good enough for the Army? The Army gets only our best men. If Presley gets in he will confirm my opinion of him. and I hope those of you who have had so much to say about our current rave will eat humble pie. Lots of luck, Elvis. GRANDMA R. EICCOBONO. OUR SHAGGY ROME03 Brooklyn: Lookine at pictures of James Dean. Elvis Presley. Tony Curtis and Sal Mineo. all heartthrobs of teen-age girls, I notice one startling fact They all need a haircut and a comb. Young fellows, knowing that the girls go for these characters, try to copy their looks.' The result is that we have some of the sloppiest - lookine. trreasiest, lone- haired creeps in the world walking the streets of New York. I guess the crewcut, outdoors-looking, athletic type of yours American can he found onlv out of town. GEORGE KELLY. BOWLING BAWL Brooklyn : I am the mother of seven children and like to bowl, as do the 30 other women in my league. But my oldest girl, 12, can't come with me to watch me or bowl with me, due to a stupid old law that should have been revised years ajro. I've been going to bowlimj allevs for the pat three years, and I've yet to see or hear anything that would be demoralizing to a child. If I. as a mother, think a bowling alley is a fit place to take my young daughter, who is to tell me otherwise? ELLA NORRIS. WANTS ACTION Manhattan: I, too, am a victim of the $2 charge for the privilege of having a TV antenna on the roof, even though I do not use it. It would be good to see something done to protect tenants from this petty larceny of landlords. DISGUSTED. PROFANING THE SACRED Manhattan: That rumble you hear on the banks of the Potomac is President Washington turning over in his grave at the thought of TitffA.Jarderer sleeping at tb V.ViU-I&uI. TERCli..,. IRlSn OVERRULED Bronx: A recent Voice writer condemned the Irish Republican Army, and said, "One cannot force one's own type of government on another." That's exactly the trouble in Ireland today. England has forced partition on Eire. On Dec. 14, 1918, an election was held in which all Ireland participated under British law and whi! the British Army occupied the country. The result was overwhelmingly in favor of rational independence. But Britain refused to accept the voice of the Irish people, and the British Parliament in 1920 passed the act dividing Ireland into two parts. BLACK NORTH. WHAT GOES UP Richmond: The saying that everthing that goes up must come down is not always true. Prices have been going up for a long time; what's keeping them up? Maybe Messrs. Meany and Reuther can answer this one, for the benefit of those of us who pay to support union raises and other demands. J. P. RELLUM. SNORT FROM TOE SARGE Camp Kilmer, N. J.: I am a CI who works every day with Hungarian refugees, and I would lik to reply to the recent Voice letter of E. P., who claims many refugees are wanting "more than their share."' How can any free American jiescribe a refugee, who has left his home behind the Iron Curtain and now only asks for a job so he can take care of bis family, as wanting more than his share? If you, E. P., will take the trouble to take a trip out ta Camp Kilmer, I will show yon what we are doing to resettle these unfortunate people. Then mavbe vou will show a little heart. Sgt. EDWARD FRANDSEN. BIG DUNK DAY Manhattan: Sure, why doesn't our Government bring all the world's refugees over here? Just tell them to start living in New York City; well find nice places for them. About that time, of course, we Americans will have to start walking into the Hudson River until our hats bepin ta noat. DISGUSTED WOMAN. MATTER OF INTEREST Manhattan: I just received return of my $100 security on an apartment I vacated. The landlord had my money for five years without interest. Others tell ma they have as' much as $300 out for five years without interest. The Legislature is failing to protect the public until it passes a law requiring landlords to pa interest on all 6ecuritv naone-whicS ther.Bi&L, E. P. EPEi--

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