The Oneonta Star from Oneonta, New York on November 6, 1957 · Page 4
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The Oneonta Star from Oneonta, New York · Page 4

Oneonta, New York
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Wednesday, November 6, 1957
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Advertising Promotion For Milk Will Pay Off This newspaper for many years has been a strong advocate of a program of advertifinp promotion for milk as the surest and soundest method of increasing sales and thereby increasing the income of our fanner neighbors. Eastern Milk Producers Cooperators has proposed, and leaders of other major milk organizations have agreed, to consider a "program first" approach to the program of milk promotion. This we heartily applaud. \Ve have never advocated buying a pig in a poke. From our experience, we know that advertising pays dollars for every cent expended-but it has to be good advertising, prepared by an expert advertising man, placed in the media where it will influence customers served by the firm doing the adver- ; tisir.g. Quite frankly, we expect little, if any, of the ad- vertifing revenue from a sensible program intended to influence the consumers of fluid milk in the metropolitan area--the customers for the overwhelming majority of milk producers in this area. There are consumers in Oneonta and neighboring villages, who should use more milk, but what they consume is a drop in the bucket compared to the rivers of milk destined for the metropolitan area. Also frankly, we expect to profit more if our farm neighbors are prosperous. They are Onennta's best customers. Milk production is a billion dollar business in this state. An advertising budget expended wisely in proportion to the size of the industry will increase prosperity for all of us. The Need To Be Ready News dispatches from Washington report that the former Iowa governor, Leo A. Hoegh, has spent the first three months in his new job as head of the Civil Defense Administration in reading, studying and learning about the program. He is quoted as saying that people can. not be expected to rally behind civil defense unless the government takes the lead. Hoegh certainly has his work cut out for him, Most Americans have dragged their feet on civil defense. It is true that tens of thousands of our citizens have engaged in the program to some extent, but most of us have stayed home. That in no credit to us as a nation. In partial explanation of our lackadaisical attitude about civil defense it is often argued that in case of atom attack there is nothing much we can do anyway. There is just enough plausibility in that to mask its falsity. Suppose that in World War II Britain had assumed this attitude in the face of Hitler's bombers. There would have been no battle of Britain. Winston Churchill would never hnve been able to say that "never have so many owed BO much to BO few." We need very much to cultivate the attitude, in all levels of our society, that we will iefend our way of life at all costs. Civil defense is a good training ground for such attitudes. We need to bolster our civil defense program. We need to get more Americans into it. We need to be ready, on all fronts for whatever comes. Pinned Down? Tooth Decay Getting Less _ By Herman Bundenien, M. D. We are winning the battle against dental decay. In the next ten jears, I am sure we will have considerably less tooth decay than we have today. one of the major discoveries in the field of dentistry. Another milestone in the advancement of dental health is the perfection of rcmin and anticnzymc protch In fact, the American Dental remineralization and antienryme Association made this prediction: "The problem of dental decay. including the resulting need for dentures, will become relatively minor as the result of fluorida- lion and other scientific advances." (i(K)I) XKWS Hilt UIII.IIKl.N' This certainly i$ good news. especially for our children, the ones who benefit the most from fl'joridation of our water supplies. However, this d.x^n't mean the end of our dental worries, not by a long sh"t. Dun::g the find more time is devoted to distinct shift in the incidence of rirnta] diseases, th,- A.D.A. warns. As tc«rth decay decreases, we r.m rxtvct an increase in dis- rasrs ot the gums and other tnoth-sup[»rlmg tissue*. PIU:VI;MIV; nisKAs-i: A 1 .! this means, nf course, t h a t the dentist ol the future will tprnd m're time preventing disease treating it. As more andmcrc timr is devoted to ri;s- rars r[ th» gums, we can ex- r**et many new advances which will result in cvrn l*ttrr treat- rr.i r.t. Fluoridati'm. tr.e A.D.A. sa\s is agents whch protect weakened enamel and help fight dental decay. Development of high speed instruments, such as the drill, also is a great step forward. The introduction of diamond and car- bioV cutting instruments to replace the itcel bar is another significant advancement. Now all of these things make it easier on the dentist as well as on the patient. One advantage is that a dentist can take care nf mnre patients. This is for there are only S'J.WO ac-Iivc der.tisls in the t'n- ited States, or one for every l.ItOO persons. See why you sometime,*, have to wait wi long for an ap|»)in!mcnt? |r»TI\ AM) ANSWHi W. J. P..: What causes hard- cr.itig u! the .'trlcrics .vid what are the s\mptums? Answer: Thcie are many causes of rnrdrning of the arteries, the uvjal one twing old age. al- trriirh the condition may lc due to heart disease, kidney disease. poisoning, or tuberculosis a n d syphillis. The symptoms consist ofhigr Kood pressure with riiz/i- rrss and hraci.irhe. The Oneonta Daily Star Ohego and Delaware'! Independent Newjpaper Elton P. HaD, General M a n a g e r Gerald Gunthrup, Edllcr Donald J. Clifford, Retail Advertiiing, Managtr !».r-ur»e rcrtir.n ntipi a-aceir ti m crrtuui M, otter.'*. M. f. tj w.« oiicu eut. l£c, Jtcti H ouiviT. Prii:i«t; Bjrov I. rrifttfL Vltt PTM!S»tl; rj|tr.« J Itrtvn. VIr» rmi^ftt. Hit Hut!» B O'.li*tr, ftftmtrr. tllca f His. Trrtiurtr. o»riw Oultrua Autititl f»"*nrr. SUBSCRIPTION KATES: 42c wecklr by carrier delivered to your home In Oneonta. Br Mall In OUego. Delaware. Schoharl* and Chenango Countlei: Three montln 14.00: six months J7.00; One year $12 00. OutJlde Areas: 3 monlhi J1.50: (S months JS.10; 1 year J 15.00. entered at S'cond Clan Matter, Oneonla, N. Y. Vice President Nixon Scores Coup In Knovyland Campaign The Gunny Sack By Gerald "Gunny" Gunthrup There is nothing like a power failure in an area to drive home the fact of our mutual interdependence. This interdependence is one ol the primary conditions ol a civilized community. The fact suggests a fruitful train or thought when one tries to figure out how the true community of mankind can be achieved. A man pioneering on a farm a century ago depended on almost no one but himself and his family. With some minor exceptions, they were dependent of the world complex of trade and commerce and utilities. Yet fen- of us would trade places with the pioneer farmer. We lead much more comfortable lives than he did. and one ol the principle reasons for this is that we all depend on one another in thousands of ways. This was drastically illustrated when more than a million jieople in a metropolitan area were deprived of power for a couple of hours recently. Lights went out over the entire region, but that was only a small part of what happened People were trapped in elevators that came to a sudden halt. Electric clocks stopped, radio anil television sets fell silent, the streets jammed as traffic lights failed. Such things as refrigerators, freezers and electric ovens stopped functioning, gas and oil furnaces shut down, extra police were dispatched to banks as automatic alarm systems tailed, the myriad operators of electrical power tools and equipment stopped dead. What it all amounted to was a potent lesson in Interdependence. A man who lives in a city, even in a tiny village, depends on others, and they in turn depend on him. It is beginning to be that way internationally. Time was when a nation could be virtually sell-sufficient. · · * TIIK fil'.NNY SACK: Now that the election is over, we can go back to talking about Sputnik 11 and if Muttnik will be the first to reach the moon. . . Election Commissioner Walt Bliss probably one ol busiest men in town yesterday, what with traveling to all wards to see that election machines were in order. . . Auto Dealer Ted Phillips journeying to Albany City Hospital this week for surgery. · · Auto Salesman Bill Hughes getting up In the exempt income tax bracket with the arrival ol his fourth heir -a son. . . A track athlete always takes a good warm-up before a big race, which may well be what Senator Knowland has in mind in California . . . Helen (Lambrosl Stam entered the DOO bowling circle the other night but weeping over her final three- game total. . . Mrs. I. T. Welch, West Edmeston. holding open house Sunday afternoon in honor of her 80th birthday. .. Atty. Bob Leamy taking it easy while nursing broken ribs, result of a fall in Schoharic County. . . Talk that one of the local ministers is considering a call to a Central New York parish. . . The Old Famer's Almanac is out... word- Farmer's Almanac is out ... worded in such a manner is its prove any and everything with complete ambiguity. Famed Stork Club Attracts Famous . Wtdniidiy, November 6, 1957- Believe me. since last January 1 I have had troubles. The strike Ivscigcd Stork Club lias made it necessary f°r me to concentrate mure on labor troubles than on customers. But I ;im h.ippy to write that the- In.val friends of the club have u-peatrdly crossed the picket line, ami the days and nights in the Stork are booming, I n fact, the upturn in businos and thr br.iht outlook for the future have r.tusod me to'commission Howard Perry Rothbers. one o f the nation's talented interior de- rontnrs. to give the interior of the club a fare . lifting! The first n*im, to he done will be our Cub Room, a favorite w i t h celebrities. This should be icaiiy by the middle of Novem- l»-r. Tlio fUir* in the Cub will I*' (Mrprtrd in emerald xircn. Oi.urs w i l l I*' dine in emerald K M i n velvet. The walls above the h,impieties w i l l U 1 cmrrod in a natural · colored, v e r y l o u j n · textured Initlap. Paintings ol I mums Ifth Century race h r s r s will ^ r l i m the walls. The lianrpirilcs w i l l be done in red leather ol the shade known »» 'hinting pink." · « · Till: M A I N DIMMi nnd dan- Ting ii»tm will lo transformed int.i a ronlcm|«rnr nd.ipl.ilion nl an ISih Century French salon, llr.iv\ing\ snow this nnjni will \* gl.invnni in cardinal led, pink and white. The w»ll lighti will By Dorothy KiTgaOen be ol Georgian crystal and an ! overscale Georgian crjstal chandelier will hang over the dance floor. Many of the fabulously dressed Udies in our clientele -- among them Faye Erncrson. Carrie Munn, Hope Hampton, Lillian Bosoowitz, Maggi McNcllis, Mrs. Richard Berlin, Gloria Swanson, Suzanne Dadollc and Felizia Vanderbilt Plowe -- have requested swatches ot the colors to be used in the room so they can plan their evening dresses for t h e gala opening. What do the famous names eat at the Stork Club? Everything from sirloin steak to chicken a la King, but i's interesting to note that alter midnight we have more orders for Chinese food than we have for American dishes. We ib have marvelous Chinese chefs on at night., so It's not too surprising. We fly Ifrf in Irom Kansas City lackers, and rare delicacies arrive daily by plane from Flor- Id.i, Maine. Panama and other distant points nf supply. Staggering bit of information on operating expenses: the cost ot lood and liqu.M- i« almost double what it was five eirs ago. I would ».iy aMut M restaurant* have growTi out of the Stork Club. I mean, they were restaurants opened by men who had sevcml years of training here. Any former employe of the Stork (lull !» JUM about guaranteed a b an)where If he mentions be has worked at Ihe Sloik -- »nd of course they'all do. LOS ANGELES. -- Honest but pachydermic Senator Bill Knowland may not realize it, but hit fellow Californian, Dick Nixon, has executed the most brilliant political coup d'etat of this generation. The linal touches of that coup are being signed and sealed at the White House this week. Even the politico" »*° *"'' like Nixon are 'nodding their heads In begrudging admiration. With one stroke, he has won Ihe preliminary support ol the leader of the Taft lorces. Knowland, for his, Nixon's nomination for president. With the same stroke, he has probably eliminated Knowland as a candidate altogether. For if Knowland doesn't win over popular Democrat Pat Brown in the race for Governor of California -- and he probably wun't -- he has eliminated himself as a competent vote-getter ar.d a serious contender for the presidency. When you realize that Knowland Is resigning from the Senate and from the Republican Senate leadership, one of the most coveted posts in Washington, for the express purpose of boosting his ambition to be president, you can Editor's Mailbox Editor, The Star: Last spring I made an effort to get a "Children Playing" or similar sign for the southeast romer of the Spruce and East Street intersection. In the short distance from this point to the park, there are five houses on each side o! the street, a total of ten, which at that time ihclt- ered thirty-three children. Nine o{ these were too young to realize the danger in the street, one of them, a bright, attractive child of three, especially lacking in caution. The danger was, and is, increased by the (act that this end of Spruce Street is an approach to the park much used by drivers of high school and college age. I expected to have no trouble Retting the sign. My neighbors agreed with me heartily that the sign was needed. I called up the Police Department and made my request. I was referred to Chief Simmons. He instructed me to write a letter to the Board of Public Safety giving the facts. I did so. The Board promptly turned douTi my request and detailed Chief Simmons to call on me and explain the reason for their refusal, which was, briefly, that the Board thought the sign was not needed and WTjuld not improve the situation. I told the Chief that I could not give up that easily, and he suggested that I bring some o[ the mothers nnd present the mailer again at the next meeting of the Board of Public Safely. I did so. The six mothers who accompanied me represented twenty-five children, all of them small children but one. Two members of the Board rcit- (rated that thp sign was not needed and would not help the situation: the others went along. The fact that we who live here l«ucved it was needed and would help -- and the fact that such signs are used in streets where there are many children all over the natbn. in the reasonable belief that they are a help toward greater safety -- had no weight with the Board of Public Safety. Apparently dominated by Dr. Black, formerly principal of Bugbee school, who at one point treated th matter rather lightly, they again turned down our request, which was for one sign, cost about J7..V). Not long afterward, on Luther street, I saw a new "Children Playing" sign. It had been put up recently; the dirt around the base was freshly dug. On investigation. I learned from Alderman Scorzafava that the Sixth Ward had eight "Children Playing" signs all put up this spring! Eight of them, all new! I drove around and counted them. Some of them were in places not nearly so much in need of them as our section of Spruce Street What are we to conclude from this? That the Board of Public Safety considers the Sixth Ward children more to be cherished and protected than those of the Second Ward? They would deny this, of iT)ursc. But the Sixth Wan! signs are there for all to see. If this isn't discrimination, what is it? It has been said that "the Sixth Ward always gets everything", the Republican powers having a mnstant and well-grounded fear that they will lose the Sixth Ward In the Democrats. Second Ward Alderman Morehousc has nude some effort to get Hi the "Children Playing" sign, but sn far In no avail, it's a queer situ.'ttion; it deserves s o m e thought. IVrlwi* the S e c o n d Ward would do lnllrr not to be so safely and surely KepuNiran. At any rale lhere'« something here thai should be rorrecled. The safety pf children should never depend on po'lti''"' considerations. Mn. Julia It. Carton Oneonla. N. Y. By Drew Pearson understand the brilliance of Nixon's strategy. When you also recall that the old Taft Conservative Wing of the GOP was Retting more and more fed up with Nixon's stand lor foreign aid. for the use of troops at Little Rnck, and hll difference with the While House over Sputnik, you get a double realization of Nixon's political brilliance. For Bill Knowland, the honest, ponderous conservative, was the idol of the Taft followers and the certain Inheritor ol their support. , Nixon scored this double victory by euchering Gov. Goodwin Knight Into running for the Senate instead of opposing Know, land for governor of California and getting a committment from Knowland in return that he wouldn't campaign for president in the Republican primaries. This may sound like a minor concession. Actually, It's a major one. Last year, before Eisenhower announced as a candidate, Knowland had already entered several primaries for his strength was and still is with grass roots leaders. The Taft forces are potent in the grass roots. They dominate the primaries and the party convention:. They almost nomin- aled Taft over Eisenhower despite his great popularity and military prestige In 1932. In 1960. Knowland would have had their 100 percent support had he put his name In the primaries. Now he won't. With no name but Nixon's entered, the vice president goes to the 1960 convention with practically all of the delegaes. the sure winner of the GOP nomination. Bigotry Never Is Good News By George Sokolity Bigotry Is had news wherever it appears and under whatever c i ccunutanccs. Bigotry o 1 one sort or another does show itself in odd places. For instance. In the quarrel between Father Hugh Halton and Princeton University, each side shouts, Bigot!, at the other and one of the primary charges against Father Halton is that he disturbed the peace and quiet of university life because he raised literal hell over attacks on his church and its doc. trincj. Even some Catholics, attached to Princeton, felt that he was too boisterous in defense of what he believed to be the truth. Personally, I enjoy boisterous defenders of the Truth, whatever they may be proved to be. And so I read a book by George W. Elderkin. Professor Emeritus of Princeton University, e n titled "The Roman Catholic Problem," in which he sets out to prove that the Roman Catholic Church is an evil institution and that there is a Jesuit influence in the FBI. « · · TUB IXAUNKH professor starts out to show that the Catholic Church's opposition to Communism in the United States was also an attack on Democracy and there there is a very prolonged footnote dealing with J. B. .Matthews' statements in the "American Mercury," about leftist Protestant clergymen. From the nature of the paragraph, no reader would kno* that J. B. Matthew s is a Protestant, h a d studied theology, went to Java as a Prote^nnt missionary and that he had translated Protestant hymns into the Javanese. Nor would it be known that the objectionable statement appeared in the "American Mercury" and was unrelated to any Congressional committee. It is very difficult to discover who in the FBI is the Roman Catholic infiltrator. The three top men, J. Edgar Hoover. Clyde Tolson and L.B. Nichols are Protestants. The point is made that Archbishop O'Boyle of the Roman Catholic Giurch addressed the FBI Academy; so did I and Judge Irving Kaufman and we are both Jews. I read this chapter carefully and cannot find that the learned Princeton emeritus makes any point at all. He is just anti · Catholic and anti - FBI and ties his pet abominations together in a chapter which adds nothing to our knowledge. Then in the last chapter, I pull out this: ". . . Pius XII did not dare do more than approve in silence the 'Christian* carnage in Yugoslavia. He did not protest the monstrous killings of Jews by the Catholic Hitler, nor heed the appeal to stop Franco's execution of defeated republicans. Pius XII remained true to the Vatican's tradition for pious murder. He rewarded Stcpinac. who tacitly sanctioned such murder In Yugoslavia, with a cardinal's cap. Justice demands that retribution should have brought Into court not only Stepinac, but Pius XII himself. . ." · · · Hi:m: APART from »u else. to refer to Hitler as a Catholic is stretching a point. Hitler hav- I n g persecuted the Catholic Church as much as he did the Jews, but he probably did not slaughter as many Catholics. The final scientific conclusion reached by this distinguished professor, who was instructor and professor of Greek archaeology at Princeton from 1510 to 1313. is: " . . . Her (the Vatican's) present program is to involve the United States and European nations in war against Communist and Orthodox Russia. If that should prove successful, she will then seek to realize her final ambition of overwhelming England and the United Stales, the bulwarks of religious freedom. For this, she counts upon the martial help of an Adenauer's Catholic Germany re . enforced with that of Italy, Spain, and the lattcr's blood relatives in South America. There ran be no compromise between the Vatican's rigidly intolerant creed and the idrals of free countries ..." Using Professor Elderkin's hit and miss methods, I might conclude that he prefers the Russian Communists to the Roman Catholics which, of course, is his privilege. But the question must arise that if the Catholics are so wicked for suppressing Jews, Protestants and others, are not the Princeton trustees equally wicked f o r excommunicating Father Halton. If it is good doctrine to be free to say that the Pope is a murderer, is it not equally good doctrine to say that he is no such thing? Also, if the young mind is exposed t o Professor Elderkin's book, is it very bad manners to say that the book is not worthy of attention? One of the reasons for kicking Father Halton off the Princeton campus is that he opposed the ideas of Professor Emeritus George W. Elderkin. Cuties Gary, I n d . once had * law w h i c h made It Illegal to hoard a itreet tar for (our noun after riling garlic. "He's wonderful to work for -- but be sure to Icavo when the rest of the office force goes home." KMC.irr .MONEY TAIJiS The great crisis In Dick Nixon's bid for the vice presidency took place in a California TV studio in October 1952 when he went before the American public to explain why he had taken an J1S.OOO personal expense fund from California businessmen for many ol whom he had done personal favors. He staged a masterful performance, used all the gimmicks he had learned as a student ol dramatics at Whittier College. Public reaction voted its approval and Nixon became vice president. The crisis in Dick Nixon's bid lor the highest office in the United States, was also staged in California, but it was manipulated not before television but very quietly in the offices ol the banking houses, the publishers and those who control the political purse-strings and the political opinion so necessary to attain high office in California. Goody Knight was not an easy man to push out of running for Governor again. He had his heart set on it. had said over and over again that he would run. lie had been a good governor and a popular governor. California precedent said that he should run for re-election. However, he had come out against any "Right to Work Law" and had been a strong friend of Ubor. Several top California businessmen were unhappy. Others, however, were still strong for GoH/. At this point. Nixon and friends began putting en t h e squeeze. They applied it in three ways: 1. -- Governor Knight was brain-washed. Political polls were taken, ihwing that he would lose. In some of the pollj. Knight trailed Knowland by J to I. He was told that he thould not spoil his political career by a crushing. ingnomlnioUi defeat. 2. -- Fmanical support wai withdrawn. Jerd Sullivan, of the Ctocker-An;clo National Bank In San Francisco, Knight's previous finance director, began to show- signs of cold feet. Charlie Blythe. the investment banker aod a strong supporter of Goody Knight, had a change of heart. Howard Ahmandson. the Los Angeles savings and loan mngul. washed out. Juitin Dart, head of lie Rcxall Drug Chain, pulled «it on KnichL In California politics, big money talks. It talks loud and it talks hng. It. took well over a million dollars In finance Nixon's campaign against Helen Gahagen Douglas for the Senatr in 1930. Money also poured Into Governor Warren's campaign to defeat Jimmy P.ooscvelt in the same year. Governor Knight. »n experienced politician, knew he was out of luck without campaign funds. He knew also that labor could never raise enough to counterbalance that from big business. 3. -- Knight lost newspaper support. There are only about half a dozen non-Republican papers in the state of California. And suddenly the big publishers switched. A l m o s t overnight, Knight found that some o! the biggest moulders of California opinion wanted him to run for the Senate, not for Governor. Even so. Knight wavered. Disappointed, embittered, and so sick at heart that he hid out in a friend's home in Phoenix. Ariz., he demanded concessions in return for his retreat. He demanded that Knowland retire from the Senate after the California primaries so (hat he. Knight. cou:d be appointed to the Senate and thus run as a "sitting Senator." He also demanded that no other Republican oppose him for the Senate and that the entire package be blessed publicly by President Eisenhower. Knight was under great pressure -- even while in hiding. Some of his advisers wanted him to yield gracefully, some wanted him to kick over the Republican traces and run as a Democrat. At one point he almost did. Had Joe DC Silva. head of the retnil cltrks, most potent local In southern California, been able to get any Democratic support, its possible Knight would have run as a Democrat. He waited until the last minute, however, and then handed Dirk Nixon. ;he man ho haled nnd whom he had denounced at the San Francisco convention In 1936. a political coup d'eut which prartirally assures Nixon the presidential nomination in 1DOO. Today'f Biblo Thought And Mov* Mid . . . Who I thai I should go unto Itiir.oh, «n,t that I .hould bring Ihr rhll- ilrrn nf l«r»rl «rt nf KgvpIT-- Ihndm 1:11. God h.n had to use men with »ime delects. Perfect men have n«t been ducnvrrrj yel. You art Important to the Infmita.

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