Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on July 20, 1963 · Page 2
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Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas · Page 2

Garden City, Kansas
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Saturday, July 20, 1963
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editorials Page 2 (•nrdcn City Telegram Saturday, July 20, 1963 Wa/c/» Oirf /or Bikes "VV7"eekend comments : Some Garden City parents are going to face & needless tragedy by allowing their youngsters to ride bicycles on city streets after dark with no headlights or reflectors. A local motorist said this week he almoat drove into the rear of some young bicyclists who were riding without benefit of any lights or reflectors. While the law requires these attachments, for after-dark riding, it's a tough one to enforce. A motorist who hits a youngster suffers almost as great as the parents of the victim. The time to avert tragedy is before it happens. i "They'll Do It Every Time By Jimmy Hado iHt 6IRLS BAWL OUT WE POOR WAITRESS BECAUSE SME DIDN'T RUSH RI6HT OVER TO SERVE THEM — WHAT'S THE MATTER ,^ITH THIS PLACE,MISS? WE'RE HERE TEN MINUTES AND NO ONE'S BEEN AROUND TO TAKE " -T OUR ORDER- JU. TAKE IT/ WHAT WILL VOU — __^_ JS&WlZy* CUTLET OW LET * ¥ * During the next week or so, the Telegram and other official city and county newspapers will be publishing city, school and county budgets. These are published as legals, and is required by state law. Readership of these publications is low. Many would not understand these budget publications if they did read them. But they are published so the public may know, and gives a breakdown of how your tax dollar is spent by governmental units.At least no taxpayer can claim he wasn't informed. * * * A recent letter to the editor put forth the fact that Finney County had eight more cases per capita at the Boys Industrial School than Sedgwick County (Wichita). But it should be pointed out that this county has no juvenile detention facilities, while Sedgwick County does. We don't want to minimize our juvenile problems here, but neither do we wanit to exaggerate bhem. -•20 we lumo HAT'TO GSO.KLOEH, (C. I mvtffims? N.y. L*: d. h. WOMAN WE know, who classifies herself as post-matron, says she always was partial to that expression "getting your teeth in a turmoil." But it no longer suffices for her. What she says now, to describe occasions of exasperation, is that it gets her uppers in an uproar. * * * SUMMER TEMPERATURES make it easy for blood pressures to boil upward. Local attorney has long declared that the divorce-filing rate goes up right along with the mercury, and it's a known fact that the summer months bring a peak run on divorces. Three were filed by mid-afternoon one day last Aveek at the Ford County courthouse. Of course, some of the divorce proceedings are dropped — as tempers and temperatures cool. * * * TO KEEP a clear head, a civil tongue, and an even disposition always should be the good intentions of a mother. We try to achieve it largely through a plan of non-intervention, let alone, laissez faire . . .allow the teachers to teach, the coaches to coach, the battlers to battle and keep a safe distance from the scene until called for. * * * IT ISN'T hard lo find reasons for sputter and spewing in a houseful of. children — a glance across the room \yill give you a half-dozen — a head of straggly hair, untied shoes, a clump of wet mud. The thing, it .says here, is to overlook, bo philosophical, be tolerant, be unaware. We are now being philosophical and tolerant about .several dozen annoyances and aggravations. Sometimes we are so philosophical, we feel our soul and mind have turned to mush. But, a.s a safety valve, we have reserved several ureas which will brook no compromise and bend to amount of tolerant wishy-washiness. A few things are beyond philosophy — they call for, and will got, violence. Drew Peorson Reports Ed Murrow Begs for Funds To Tell American Story WASHINGTON _ Edward R. Murrow, whom the public used to hear or see nightly on radio and television, has been out of the public view for about two years. Reason: He took a cut from around $250,000 a year to around $20,000 a year to run the very important but thankless job of informing the world abbout U.S. operations through the Voice of America and the U.S. Information Agency. The other day, Murrow took his first vacation, went up to his farm in Pawling, N.Y., to operate a bulldozer. "There is nothing that gives you such a false sense of power," he confided before he left, "as running a bulldozer." In Washington, Murrow doesn't have any false sense of power. Despite the power and glamor of his old television career, Murrow knows Uiat today, he is completely powerless before the the Appropriations Committees of Congress. And this year he has run athwart the powerful primers of the House, headed by No. 1 Pruner, likeable John Rooney of Brooklyn. When Murrow asked for $3,000,000 extra to tell the story of U.S. achievements to the world on Television, he was made to feel about as powerless as an old stump in front of his own bulldozer. It happens that a score or more of new countries in Africa and Asia, pi its some older countries in Latin America, have built new TV stations and suddenly find themselves with no programs. They are desperate for films to fill the vacuum. Murrow wants to feed their hungry program managers with the filmed story of U.S. accomplishment. "We have a great story to tell," Murrow told the congressmen. -''We got criticized all over the world for Little Rock. Now we need to tell the story of success at Little Rock, and at Clinton, Tenn., and various other places. Either we go forward with the story of the greatest race progress in history or we let other countries tell the adverse, unfair story against us." Last year over 500 USIA pro- Rrams were shown over TV stations in 61 countries, and this could probably ba doubled. How- over, the House Appropriations Committee so far has said no. Bishop John J. Russell of Richmond, Va., will urge all Roman Catholics of Virginia to actively support f.iil civil rights for Negroes in a pastoral letter to l>e read at mavst's in liis diocese on Sunday, July 21. The white-thatched prelate, heretofore considered a moderate on racial issues, will declare: "A Catholic cannot fail to recognize the right of the Negro people to secure proper housing, equal opportunity for work, full participation in educational facilities, both public and (private, and the right to equal accommodation both on public property and within those (private) enterprises licensed and protected by the state for the service of the genral public. "In this crisis we must apply Christian principles to present conditions and, in our daily, living, practice what Christ teaches through his church. Let us. . .intensify and make real our love of neighbor for the love of God." The sweeping pastoral letter will cite St. John's Doctrine: "If anyone says "I love God' and hates his brother, he is a liar. For how can he who does not love his brother, whom he sees, love God, whom he does not see" Bishop Russell also will quote from the late Pope John XXIII's famous encyclical on peace, stating in part: "Since men arc social by nature, they are meant to live with others and to work for one another's welfare. A well-ordered human social order requires that we recognize and observe their mutual rights and duties. It also demands that each contribute generously to the .establishment of a civic order in which rights and duties are sincerely and effectively acknowledged anf fulfilled." Doug Dillon, the nice, naive Republican Secretary of the Treasury who is loyal to Kennedy, slipped up the other day in his loyalty. He didn't mean to. He just doesn't understand politics. But as a result of his slip, the export-import Bank, which has been promoting American ex- porls abroad for thirty years, has now ceased to function. It's a Wow to our balance of payments problem and to American businessmen whom Dillon has lived with and loaned money to during most of his Wall Street banking days. What happened was that the Ex-Im Hank has always operated by drawing funds from the Treasury, within limits, authoriz- (Hl by Congress — a system used every since the founding of the first bank of the United States in 1781. It has not been necessary to get specific appropriations from Congress. But of late, Republicans and Southern Democrats have claimed this is backdoor spending. They want the Ex-Im Bank to get specific appropriations OK'd by the House Appropriations Committee. This is reported to be not so much the idea of Chairman Clarence Cannon, who represents the Mark Twain District of Missouri and has had a great record in the past, but rather of Rep. Albert Thomas of Houston, who seems to be looking forward to the day when Clarence bows out. The House Banking and Currency Committee disagrees with this, favors the traditional system of drawing funds from the Treasury. But suddenly it found that Kennedy's Secretary of the Treasury had pulled the rug right out from under them. Dillon had appeared in secret before the Appropriations Committee and naivety indicated it would make no difference if the Ex-Im Bank went under the jurisdiction of the Appropriations Committee. The Dillon testimony was secretly mimeographed and circulated to key congressmen. AS a result, the House of Representatives has voted 110 to 0 to turn the bank over to the House Appropriations Committee, which will parcel out the money as it sees fit. The Senate meanwhile is equally adamant that tlu's will not happen. It has voted 73 to 1 that this is an unconstitutional grab for power by the House. And the Ex-Im Bank, caught in a bind between the two, just isn't functioning. It hag no money to lend and part of the stream of America exports has been shut off.. (•aiMlcn City Telegram Published Dally B«rpt Sunday and Five Holidays Yearly by The Telegram Publishing Company at 117 East __ __ (Theatnirt ___ OIJI Brown ------ ................. _ ............ Editor Mnrvl» Smith .. AdTertltlng Managet Member ol the AsibClmted Pirn The Associated Press la entitled ex. olusively to the use tor reproduction of all the local news printed In this newflpapei as wcJI as all AP new* and dispatches All rights ol putillcat- Wso reserved. Terrai ol Subicriptlon By carrier a month In Garden City. J1.B6, payable t o carrier in advance! By cairlej m other cities wher» service ia available. 30o per week. By mail to other addresses in Pinney Lane. 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