Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on July 26, 1963 · Page 4
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Garden City, Kansas
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Friday, July 26, 1963
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editorials Page 4 ttnrdort I'Hy T>l«*tfi"ittM Friday, July, 26, 1963 "How Long Is A Boarding-House Reach?" Oar Good Economy "pNeposits in federally insured hanks in Kansas show an increase of $165 million — to $2.765 billion —in a year's time. A breakdown on the bank resources of Colorado, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Kansas shows the Sunflower State leading the pack in growth. Bank resources in these five slates Renerally are advancing faster than the national trend. Federal banking officials list agricultural an the dominant factor for the good economic position of this area, with industrial activity, particularly in Colorado and Kansas, growing in importance. These figures make good reading for Kansans. They reflect a good economy, and also the strong condition of the insured banks in the five states. Letter (to the Editor Negro Not to Blame It has been a pleasure to receive fio many replies to my recent letter in your column. Some sought general information about the racial situation in the South, some had specific questions, and a few took me bitterly 1o task. Many asked questions about the schools. Here are some facts and statistics on the schools in my home county of Dallas. Our population, including the city of Selma, is 50,000. One half is colored. There are 2,697 white children and 4,218 colored in the city system, and in the county (rural) there are 2,136 white and 6,684 colored. The colored people have large families. The county system (rural) has 7 white schools nnd 19 colored. Buses are provided for all children. In the last six years the county has spent $260,890..'54 on white school buildings and $500,388.83 on the colored. ' The average teacher's salary in Alabama is $3,895 for white teachers and $3,942 for colored teachers. Yes, the teachers' salaries are among the lowest in the nation. This is why. The whites pay 87% of the taxes while the negro pays only 13%. The Negroes do not carry their proportionate share of the tax burden. You ask, have we always spent this much on Negro schools? No, we have not. In 1865 we were laid waste by war, and not only was there no Marshall Plan, but the U.S. Congress passed discrimrntary rates on freight which prevented industrial growth. Consequently, there was little money for any schools. It took 80 years to rcpeail these laws. When I was a child, there was at learft a one room school for everyone, white or black, but it was often 3 to 5 miles away and you had to walk. White parents required their children to aDtend, but colored attendance was poor. This is one reason for the literacy difference in the. two races. Hasn't the South exploited the Negroes? Yes, it has. He was first exploited by his brothers in Africa who sold him into slavery. Then by the Yankee ship- owners who sold him at a profit. Next he was exploited economically by the southern planters. Today, he is being exploited politically by a few north- em politicians who have no interest in the welfare of the Negro. He is being used as a pawn to change the political structure of our nation. To change us from a self-governing free people to a people governed from the top. To encourage the Nogro to go where he is not wanted will make the Negro a hated man. We all Icnow that the Negro must have the friendship and guidance of the white man if he is to succeed and make progress. Don't blame the Negro for what is happening today. Blame the while men who are using him for their own purposes. The demonstrations arc not locally inspired. Many demonstrators are paid $5 to $20 per demonstration. Dr. Martin Luther King stated at the Into June Detroit Rally that $350,000 •was snout on the Birmingham demonstrations. Write a relative or friend in the South and .ir*t the truth. If you have no one to write, please write me. It will bo a pleasure to hear from von MRS IT. A. STROBEL, Marion Junction, Ala.' Hal Boyle Says: Jim Gamer Has Love for Movies Drew Pearson Reports U.S., Russia Set Precedent For Attack Inspections NEW YORK (AP)—All his life the young private had ha tod yar- lie. One niyht a dozen years ago while on outpost duty atop a nameless ridge in Korea, he .suddenly sniffed as a breeze 'wafted through the still blackness an odor he despised. "I smell garlic, 1 ' replied the private. "There must be an enemy patrol out there. Everything they eat is full of garlic." They argued with him for a while, saying it was impossible. for anyone to smell even garlic at that distance. Finally, as a precautionary m e a s u r e they called for an artillery barrage on the dark ravine below. "The next morning," recalled the private, now actor James Uar- ner, "we found five men in the ravine." Garlic no longer i s a problem to Jim. Today he's enjoying the sweet smell of success as on e of Hollywood's brightest new stars, af\er spring-boarding to fame in television. "I didn't act until 1 was 25 or 26," Garner said. "1 was scared to death of it." Restless after 14 months service overseas and unable to decide on a career, he chanced to spy the name of producer Paul Gregory on a Los Angeles office building. Could that be the same Paul Gregory, then a soda jerk, he had known some years before? It was. Gregory suggested Garner become an actor. Jim didn't think he was cut out for it. After a tryout, a studio drama coach agreed witli Garner, Gregory landed him a bit part in a touring company of "The (.'nine Mutiny Court Martial." 1 As one of the judges who spoke not n single line, Garner sat silently through some 512 performance*. "Hut the tini e wasn't wasted, ' remarked Jim. "I studied every performer's actions, learned what I could from him." Garner next \\enl from small to larger film roles. Then hit the big time m television in the "Maverick" series. A bit gunshy after appearing ,n 60 or 70 of its episodes, Jim returned to his first love—movies—and hopes to go on making pictures until lie becomes to old and tired to carry th t . money all the way to the hank. <»nr«lon €lty Telegram Published Daily Exotpt Sunday and Fivfl Holidays Yearly by Tile Tvle- (jnim rublMiinx l'nmi>aiiy at 117 Eaat Chestnut TELEPHONE HB «-«« Bill BI-QWB -._-_.._-„..:_._;„;;:. Edltoi HurvU Smith .. AdTertUjng Uuutei Member of th« AliocUleti Pros The Associated Press U entitled exclusively to tha use for reproduction of all the local new» printed In thla newsiwper u well aj all AP new* and dispatches. AU rlshts of publlcat- aJso reserved. Terms ot .Subscription By carrier a month In Garden City. »( o5. payable t 0 carrier in advanc*. By carrier In other cities wtiera service U available, 30o per week. By mull to ot»er addresses in Flnney Lime. Soott, Wichita, Greeley. 'Ham..!on. Kearay. Orant Huskell »^d i:niy i'1'Untii-s, $'J UO i>.-r year; elsewhere $15 00 per year. Second class uostags paid ai litrdTj City Kanaa*. If Telegram motor carrier service (a required to have publication-day delivery by mail In cities that ha»« (oca! carrier s«nrlc«. local carrt* raiea apply. WASHINGTON — Premier Khrushchev's proposal to place military missions inside Russia and the United States to guard against surprise military buildup sounds like a revolutionary proposal. But what most people don't know is that exactly this was done during the Cuban crisis. Last October as the two most powerful nations in the world were looking down the gun barrel of atomic war, the United States had helicopters flying over East Germany to make sure the Red Army was not rolling lip troops for an attack on Berlin. Simultaneously the Red Army had helicopters flying over West Germany to watch for the same regarding Uie United States. This was no accident, but by long - standing agreement that both the United States and Russia may station military missons on East and West German soil to check on possible surprise attacks. The fact that the Red Army was not mobilizing in Eastern Europe was one reason President Kennedy felt more confident there would be no war over Cuba. Extension of this plan to the entire United States and Russia to prevent surprise attack would really indicate that Khrushchev means business when he talks peace. AFL-CIO President George Meany was testifying on civil rights before the House Judiciary Committee, a group composed entirely of lawyer-congressmen. Chairman Maany Celler of New York interrupted: "You probably are not a lawyer, Mr. Meany," he observed. "I have often been thankful for that," gruffly responded Meany. "My profession is much more important. 1 am a plumber." President Kennedy and Senate GOP Leader Everett Dirkscn, separately pondering the threat of a railroad stike, came up with almost identically the same solution last week. Early Monday morning, t h e President invited congressional leaders to the White House to listen to his idea of turning the railroad dispute over the Interstate Commerce Commission. After Kennedy explained h i s proposal, Dirksen pulled a handwritten memo out of his pocket. "Mr. President," he said. "I had no way to know what you were thinking. But 1 also gave this problem a lot of thought over the weekend. 1 came up with the following. 1 would like to read it." Then he read his own proposal to refer the dispute to the ICC' and forbid a strike while a settlement was being worked out. Kennedy grinned. "This is a pleasant surprise." he said. But opposition was expressed by Dirksen's Republican colleagues, House GOP Leader Charlie Halleck of Indiana and Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater, who wanted a tougher law by wheh the government could stop a railrou'j strike by injunction. Oregon's bristle-browed Senator Wayiv Morse promptly objected. "This would substitute the power of injunction in place of reason and collective bargaining, 1 ' he protested. Most of tlie leaders behind closed White House doors nodded their agreement. Suzanne Woods, an enterprising secretary on the staff of Sen. Dan Inouye, the Hawaiian Democrat, was out in California last month while President Kennedy was also on the West Coast, and managed to thumb her way back on a Presidential plane. However, it cost her her job. What happened was that Miss Woods found herself without funds, and it being a long way back to Washington, she telephoned Larry O'Brien, asitant to President Kennedy, explained that she was on the staff of Democratic Senator Inouye and asked for a ride home on the President's plane. The obliging Mr. O'Brien obliged, gave Miss Woods a ride to Washington on the President's back-up plane. Later the White House called Sen. Inouye's office, said that they had been delighted to be of help to the Senator's secretary. At this point, Sen. Inouye fired Miss Woods. Ho explained that he did not want his staff throwing their weight around, also objected to tlie general principle of free rides on government planes. Inouye has been careful not to take these rides himself, even though as a badly wounded, one-armed veteran of World War II he is entitled to them. Miss Woods, a lady of twenty, with plenty of initiative, has now got a job in New York with the International Students and is quite happy. To replace prayer and Bible reading in the schools, Rep. Charles Bennett, D-Fla., is proposing a plan to study the effects of crime and dishonesty in the public schools of the nation. The congressman from Northern Florida has been alarmed at the high juvenile delinquency rate in Washington and other big cities; also at the fact that 200,000 books each year are stolen from the Brooklyn Public Library, and that the rate of embezzlement in banks and business firms has been growing. So he proposes that the Department of Health, Education and Welfare encourage the schools to teach courses on crime and its results on a person, a family, and the community. "A crime expert who shows a class of teen-agers graphically what will happen when they take the first small step toward dishonesty," says Rep. Bennett, "might have more impact in the schools than reading dull passages from the Bible." The congressman is a great devotee of the Bible, but since it has now been out lawed believes something should take its place. Since 1867 it has been illegal to use the portraits of living persons on United States currency, bonds or securities. —Whether buying ot selling, uae Telegram Want Ads! THINGS YOU may not know if you didn't sit in the shade and i-ead the Sunday papers. * * * A BRIDE in Anpola (unused and between the upres of 16 and 18) will bring about $250. The price will vary accordance with age, beauty, and the streng-ht of the woman's right arm (important for doing the field work). , . * * * SUE (Mrs. Franklin D) Roosevelt Jr., makes all her own clothes. Other women on the Washington, D. C. scene who do are Mrs. Willard Wirtz, wife of the secretary of labor, Mrs. Leslie Arends, wife of the Illinois legislator, and Mrs. Sander Vanocur, wife of the well-known TV commentator. (Vanocur spoke at a Chamber of Commerce dinner here a couple of years ago). Mrs. Vanocur was a professional designer in London before her marriage. * * * A UNIVERSITY of Texas dean says the idea that marriage makes for better students is a myth. "Marriage seldom makes a good student out of a poor one," he says. "In fact," he went on to warn, "mixing marriage and college can mean trouble for both husband and wife." * * * A FACULTY member at Kansas State University, Dwight Alvin Nesmith, has a long-playing record released. He doesn't sing of play the guitar on it. He talks — a rambling wise-cracking routine ranging over a multitude of subjects. The record is titled "That Wasn't Much of an Introduction." Nesmith is a popular speaker in this area. if if it BRIDGE, WHEN played with fervor, can cause blood pressures to rise and pulses to race and bring on insomnia. A doctor has been conducting such research for the purpose of evaluating the hyperten- sive effects of the game. d. h. CHECK WITH US BEFORE YOUR VACATION . . . DRIVE— ARRIVE SAFELY! 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