The Hanford Sentinel from Hanford, California on July 24, 1958 · 8
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Thursday, July 24, 1958
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Thursday. July 14, 1938 Stanton Delaplanes Postcard From Nevada ) e Haitforb Sentinel IH4 lOUiNAt C R.JS s He Who Pays the Piper Calls the Time It might be tempting to believe the Dollars for Democrats' or Dollars for Republicans holds the answer to the wielding of influence in Washington. The theory appears ideal. Since our representatives and senators are often beholden to big campaign contributors, why not remove the cause at its source? Why not let every voter give a little bit of money, which all added up would free a representative from having to satisfy a big contributor? The proposal has been heard more and more in recent years, as American people have wearied of influence abuses in politics. The Sherman Adams case, while not having to do directly with an elected official, has "uncovered many examples of largesse by industrialist Goldfine to senators and congressmen whose authority was beneficial to him. The natural gas price fixing case was a horrid abuse. Big gas men bought a strong voice in Congress by benig gener ous with the right candidates. There are many more examples to be cited. As a matter of fact, campaign contributors have been a force to be reckoned with since the rise of the two-party system. The problem is growing more troublesome now, instead of working itself out For his very unheated primary campaign, in which he made only a half-dozen appearances in the state, Senator Knowland spent Merrv-Go-Round Uncle Sam Goes Searching for a Friend By DREW PEARSON WASHINGTON - The American public doesnt know it, but all last week end and early this week there has been more diplomatic arm-twi'ting, more table-pounding, and more due bills collected by American diplomats at the Unied Nations than at any other Cme in Am1 lent istcry. The arm-wlsting has been to drum up a two-third' vote in the UN Genera! AssePlti, to get a UN police force to take over for the Marines and thus get the United States off the hook and off the beaches in Lebanon. The UN vote-getting has not been easy. Here is how some of the onetime friends and allies of the United States have reacted; In Latin America Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Venezuela, Mexico have been cool. They argued privately that the good-neighbor policy has become a series of visits by American bigwigs and they are tired of smiling faces behind champagne glasses lifted to toast an empty policy. They point out that they are summoned by American-delegation office boys at the UN and told how to vote. They are telling American diplomats that they are tired of voting on instructions from the State Dept. IN EUROPE West Germany, an anchor member of NATO, has been grumbling against American intervention in Lebanon. Norway, Denmark and Belgium are irritated. The French, though for intervention, are most unhappy over the fact that some 1,800 of their troops have been anchored off Beirut for almost a week, anxious to go ashore, but unwanted. In Asia and Africa J ipan, which we have depended upon as our chief Far Eastern ally, has been on the other side of the Lebanese fence. Saudi Arabia, which we have wooed and courted, sidestepped an OK for tha use of the air force base in Dhahran, and refused to send oil ,'to Jordan, even though King jSaud, less than a year ago, had stationed his troops in Jordan to rescue King Hussein. Indonesia, India, and most African-Asiatic states are against U.S. Remarked one Latin-American ambassador: How can I possibly explain to the people of my country why we should vote to Try and Stop Me Nomenclature By BENNETT CERF TN WASHINGTON there dwells an ambitious worker who has - neither a first name nor a middle name: just Jones plus initials R. B. The government took a dim view of this unusual nomenclature and entered his name officially as It (only) B (only) Jones. Sure enough, when RB's first pay check came rolling in, it was made out to Ronly Bonly Jones! A Detroit youngster wasnt having any of his fathers pontificating. "I'm tired of hearing about how a fool and his money are aoon parted, he protested. What Id like to know is how- they ever got to-gethr in the first place." Hep youngster was out of school with a virus infection Ur -a few days, accosted his teacher when he returned with a blithe, So tell me. Miss Casey, what's new in ancient history?" take over for the U. S. Marines in a little country few of them have heard about and which they think is being occupied solely to protect American oil? WHY WE SLIPPED? In the last few days, some diplomats have been telling each other: Weve got to pitch in and save the United States. We cant allow her to lose face. It was bad enough to have Britain and France shown up as weak powers after Suez. We cant have the same thing happen to the United States. All the above is not pleasant to contemplate. However, the American people would be guilty of keeping their heads in the sand if they did not wake up to the facts. And these unpleasant facts indicate how badly American prestige has slipped. The question is Why? The answer, in brief, is that world leadership goes to: 1. The strong 2. Him who leads On point 1, for the last 19 months it has been obvious that our onetime scientific and military supremacy has been going to the nation which was able to put a ton-and-a-half sputnik in the skies, and was able to test a long-range intercontinental mis-sile as early as May, 1957. In contrast, our ICBM, the Atlas, went pfffft at Cape Canaveral on July 19, the same day Khrushchev was demanding a summit meeting in brutal, bulldozing language. On point 2, a nation which leads must not be a nation which waits. It must solve problems before they become acute. It must use imagination and inspiration. It cannot rely on bluster and talk. We have been talking big and carrying a little stick. We have been bragging about outer space, but beeping with a tiny sputnik. We have been talking about massive retaliation and agonizing reappraisal when the world knew we knew we werent going to attack massively with the atomic bomb, and the world has now come to realize that we hav e to undergo an agonizing reappraisal of our own policy of brinksmanship. One policy we may have to reappraise is that of policing the world on the other side of the world the equivalent of Russia landing troops near our border around a half-million dollars. That kind of money does not show up easily in chunks of $1 and $5, even in 20 and 100. It has to be harvested in a big way. There are several traditional alternatives to taking big contributions. One is political dinner, where party faithful pay to attend, although the dinner is really only a token return for a contribution. There is also the accepted means of forming committees, made up of devoted people, who attempt to raise money in small amounts. When a candidate needs big money, however, he has traditionally had to rely on contributions from people who need to be able to influence his actions, and are willing to pay for the privilege. Some students of American government believe there is nothing wrong with such purchased influence. They argue that influence cannot be eliminated from a representative form of government which, in fact, depends on the clamor of the people to shape governments acts. Those who argue this way feel, too, that the forces of influence tend to nullify each other, that a counter force develops for each force. This appears to be true, to some extent anyway. However much the give a buck to the party of your choice campaign raises, it is a good, healthy trend,- anyway. It probably will not bring in the big money that many candidates require, but it will work to diminish such requirements, and will, furthermore, create a new awareness among the American people of this fundamental reality of party politics. in Nicaragua, Guatemala or Mexico. There was a time when we could do it without too much fear of the consequences. But Russias intermediate range missile has changed that. She has them in quantity. We havent. These are some of the agonizing reappraisals we have to make. They are also some of the reasons why so much arm-twisting has been necessary at the United Nations to rally our old friends for a vote in the UN Assembly. They are not pleasant facts. But its best for the American people to know them rather than keep our heads in the sand. Letters to the Editor A Basic Right: Innocent Until Proven Guilty Editor, The Sentinel: I deplore the remarks of Mrs. Jeanne Johns contained in your Letters to the Editor of July 10, 1958. She did, however, afford me the unintended benefit of publicly commenting on an event which has caused me much distress. I refer to the April auto crash in Tulare County which involved my assistant, George Baker, and which resulted in a misdemeanor driving charge which was later dismissed. Mrs. Johns uses this incident to imply that I am not a fit congressman. The folly am unfairness of such a conclusion should be readily apparent to anyone, friend and foe alike; however her letter should be discussed by me. First it should be noted that Mrs. Johns is an active Republican leader with a partisan bias. I know of no Democrat whose qualifications she endorses. In the case at hand she does not play fair with Mr. Baker. She assumes he was guilty of the charge made. I was in Washington at the time of the accident without any personal knowledge with respect to it and neither as a plain citizen, lawyer, or employer can I assume he was guilty. Mrs. Johns was not present at the accident and has no right to make such assumption. From the hearsav evidence I can secure I would judge that Mr. Baker was guilty only of the careless act of driving while over-fatigued. I would further judge that this was the basic background information which moved the Tulare County district attorney to dismiss the charge originally filed by the Highway Patrol, more than his limited stated reason of inability to prove drivership of the car. With respect to this last point Mr. Baker never personally denied driving the car. Neither did he affirm that fact. So far as I can ascertain proof of his driving would have rested on his own statements and the District Attorney would have been foolhardy to assume that he would take the stand in any trial. In any event I had no control over the district attorneys actions any more than I have over these particular actions of Mr. Baker and I did not influence the district attorney in Mr. Bakers cace. In the light of these facts what should be my position as an employer? Am I obliged, in good conscience, to summarily fire Mr. Baker? Such action would viola'e my judgment riandards as a lawyer and my tandards of humanity as a person. Mr. Ba Matter of Fact Lebanon Landing In4 Correct By ROSCOE DRUMMOND WASHINGTON - When President Eisenhower sent the U.S. Marines into Lebanon to protect its government from violence, he candidly told the nation that he was taking this action whatever the consequences. It is well that he spoke thusly because none can foresee what the chain of events will be. It was a reluctant action; perhaps it was a tardy action, but the United States had no alternative unless we were prepared to see the whole Middle East fall, piece by piece, under the reckless evil sway of Nasser. The responsible Democratic ker is an American citizen entitled to all of the presumptions of innocence that we have so painfully secured in developing our outstanding country and the fact that he is my employe does not suspend those values. Mr. Baker is a reasonably competent employe who has a wife and two minor children to support. He gave up a well-paid job to accept employment with me. Should I, therefore, be less fair in my judgment with respect to him than I would be with respect to some total stranger, including possibly Mrs. Johns, who might be involved in an accident? The answer is that common humanity would dictate that I be more fair and judge less harshly. To restate this proposition Mr. Baker needs me rather more than I need him. This is quite the opposite of the situation of President Eisenhower and Sherman Adams. I make this reference to demonstrate my point and not to attack Mrs. Johns political loyalties. Finally I would quarrel with Mrs. Johns innuendoes that I do not represent a moral, clean type of government. I can understand her sensitivity on this subject in the light of the Goldfine hearings in Washington but I resent her apparent assumption that the best way to defend the indiscretions of her political party is to attack the nearest representative of the opposite political party. I endeavor to be humble and modest at all times; however I arr. obliged to state that I know of no one who has higher standards of integrity and honesty in public office than I possess and I consistently live up to those standards. I consider myself a servant of the people and work at that role. I cannot make that same observation of a great many representatives of Mrs. Johns political party; nor, of a lesser number of unworthy representatives of my own political party. Very truly yours, Harlan Hagen, Congressman 14th California District, Wash. Actors to JT'cd NEW YORK, (UPI) - Eduard Mulhare, 35, Irish actor now starring in My Fair Lady," and Sara Tal, 23, Miss Israel of 1936, announced their engagement Monday. The couple has been acquainted for more than five yeas. They first met when Miss Tal played a bit part in a film starring Mulhare and produced in Israel. TPilS IS MO TIM& TO LEAVE THE leaders of Congress are not heckling the President in this anxious emergency. They can honestly feel that mistakes of foreign policy permitted the situation to get out of hand. But this is not the time for recriminations or scapegoating. Whatever the mistakes of the past they are not the exclusive possession of any administration or any party. There are lessons to be learned all along the road from the loss of China to the disaster in the Middle East. But the immediate need is not to permit any partisan temptation to blur the propriety of the Presidents course. MOSCOW, along with the Chinese Communists and the Bulgarian Communists and the Yugoslav Communists and some others, are doing their best to blur the issue. We need to be careful not to help them. The Soviet Union now suddenly and blandly transforms itself into a shining opponent of outside interference in the affairs of other nations. A few days after it told the United Nations that it could not even have the facts about the execution of Hungarys last legal premier, Imre Nagy, it warned the Security Council that it must not tolerate interference by the United States in the internal affairs of Lebanon. Bear in mind that the Sov Yesterdays Headlines From Our Files By FRANK NEWTON FIFTY YEARS AGO Fire started in the Chinese Laundry owned by Chaley Chong, and burned the laundry, a livery stable, and a shop, crossed the street and burned the home of Schnereger. George Howard, driver of the fire truck, was seterely blistered from elbow to wrist driving down Douty street, and the horse pulling the fire truck was badly burned on face and neck. Macedo & Costa, owners of the livery stable, made arrangements to move to the Azores Stable, 320 West Sixth St. F. D. Kendall, T. O. Robinson invented and patented a unique fruit and vegetable dryer. Said to reduce volume and weight to a minimum without destroying flavor or nutritive values. Patent also applied for in Canada. A gra'S fire started at the Mitchell ranch 2 miles southeast of Hanford and burned across a number of 'sections, burning out r I Buzzard's Poost, five miles from where it started. A county ordinance was passed making it unlawful for any person to permit johnson grass or thistles to mature and disseminate seed on the land. Also unlawful to plant either. Assessor reported assessing 223,000 gallons of wine, 160,500 fruit trass, 13,100 sweat boxes, 7,050 fruit boxes, $12,125 of automobiles, 1.187 cords of wood and eight printing presses. Young as You Peel WEST ORANGE, N. J.- (UPI) Marco Cutrone celebrated his birthday by drinking champagne, eating a dinner of antipasto and macaroni a-nd chickerf and by dancing than songs. It was his 100th birthday. FIRE Perspective Union wants violence and chaos wherever it can obtain it outside the Soviet bloc. Moscow doesnt want an end to violence in Lebanon. It doesnt want the U.S. to secure conditions of peace and it doesnt want the United Nations to do it either. There will be many outside the United States and perhaps some at home who will be bemused by the argument that American forces are doing in Lebanon what Soviet forces did in Hungary. This is a false parallel and ought not to be left unanswered. IT IS FALSE at three points, at any one of which it breaks down completely: 1. The United States responded to the unanimous cabinet request of the legitimate and elected government of Lebanon. The Soviet Union never received any request for help from any elected government or from any legitimate government or official of Hungary and this is the unanimous verdict of the United Nations Hungarian Commission. 2. The United States is not seeking to impose any government or any form of government on Lebanon. This is proved by the fact that the United States has offered to withdraw its forces instantly the United Nations will take their place, to let the United Nations go into Hungary to insure government by the consent of the governed? 3. Moscow says it does not wish to interfere in internal affairs of Lebanon and doesnt want the U.S. to do so. Isnt it interfering in the internal affairs of the elected government of Lebanon to argue that Lebanon does not have the right to invite the assistance of a nation whom it trusts? President Chamouns request to President Eisenhower was an exercise of Lebanese sov-erignty. IT IS ALSO FAIR to say that the dispatch of Marines to Lebanon is not the same as the British and French expedition when Nasser nationalized the Suez an action which was without the sanction of invitation. Nations which have been offered the protection of the United States and have accepted it must never have reason to doubt that they can depend on that act. This is why the President had to act. It is a riskful action and an honorable one. tCIj JHanforii .Sentinel An Independent Newspaper Published B Hanford Sentinel Inc. Seventy -Second Year RICHARD M. TILTON General Manager W Laurence McSwain, Managing Editor B. L. Spindler, Business Managat and Advertising Manager Ben Adolph, Circulation Manager Published every evening sxospt Sunday by the Haurord Sentinel Ino at 123 VV Seventh Ft, Knlsred at Poatnfflce Hanford ('silt.. ai second clans matter March 1 1396 under act of Congreas of March I 1879. SuDscription Rates Within California Una Month $1.60, thrae months, St 60 six months. $9 00. one year, 318 00 Outside California One month $1.76, three mnntha $i 24 six months $0160 one vest $2100 H A N f O R D OH- ICE: 22? W Seventh, Telephone LU 2-0471 Out Where the THERE BEING a gala opening in Las Vegas the other day, w went thataway to inspect the property and see whos nesting among the nesters. The Stardust is the newest of the desert pleasure palaces Iu65 rooms with wings that stretch far out into the tumbleweed and jack rabbit country. It has an outsize swimming pool and a healthy strain of chorus girls. And more dice tables than a stickman can shake a stick at. You are transported from the lobby by electric cart. Thus energy is saved for lifting cubes and placing silver dollars. THE MOST magnificent shows in the world are staged by the Lido night club in Paris. And the Stardust opened by airlifting the entire production, body and soul. It is the show we saw there last year Cest Magnifique they call it. It features an ice show and some magnifique ladies cavorting in a swimming pool. All this being done with five revolving platforms. The total cost of this was a quarter of a million dollars. And I would say very little of it went into the costumes. They were the finest ostrich feathers and rhinestone buckle money could buy. But they were separated by no capital goods investment whatsoever. AS EVERYONE knows, ladies of the chorus in France are unrestricted by the fire laws that we have in the U. S. and wear no upper covering. The Stardust has maintained the free French tradition. THE STARDUST opened with a full set of the free press. Plus a sprinkling of Hollywood names. The action on the tables was good. The hotel has been a long time getting off the ground. It was started by Tony Cornero, the well-known Pacific Coast yachtsman whose boats were anchored off the three-mile limit. With a water taxi service between them and Los Angeles. He headed up a syndicate for the Stardust. But they had barely got the plumbing roughed in when the cost busted them. And Tony died shooting dice in a Strip hotel no sport for a man with a poor ticker. (He had 15 grand on the back line when the gunner threw a seven. The compounding o ill fate was too much. Mr. Cornero then and there cashed in his chips.) The Stardust gathered nothing but desert dust for the next three years. Recently the muddled affairs were taken over by John (Jake the Barber) Factor. There is a $12 million investment in the plant. And from the open crowds, it looks like they may well get it back in a hurry. WELL, the sun shines bright on our littley gray home in the West. In fact, at this season it shines bright enough to scramble eggs. None of this is allowed to bother us air-conditioned guests who hop hotly from spa to spa. In fact, the very elegance of the artificial weather caused a minor French crisis when the Lido show opened the other night. They had to turn down the air conditioning. The girls in the swimming pool act complained they were freezing to death when they came out of the water. They ought to give those kids sweaters. Or SOMETHING. Party Leader Under Arrest LA PAZ, Bolivia (UPI) Opposition Falange Party leader Oscar Unzaga de la Vega was under arrest today for complicity in a clash between political opponents which killed two persons Tuesday. Officials said at least 10 other persons were injured during the fight ir downtown La Paz between government supporters and members of the Falange Party. 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