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editorials Page 4 Cinrdrn < llv 1>!c<rnm Wednesday, August 7, 1963 Drew Pearson Reports Threat to Our System '"The growing frustration of Die American people over Congress and its processes may IK; illustrated in almost every piece of legislation that confronts Washington. For a notable example, consider the Wilderness bill. This bill i.s df-signed to pn-.ser\e — for recreation, scientific study, future resources and simple humanity — those areas remaining t/> us which still are relatively unspoiled and primitive. Its worth has been recognized by naturalists, conservationists, forest experts, sportsmen, dot-tors, preachers, anthropologists, and just plain people. MM value has also been recognized, overwhelmingly, by the US Senate. The Senate first passed a version of the Wilderness bill in 1001, but. it never cleared the House. The same thing happened last session, even after the measure was emasculated in fashion to cripple its intent. This session, the Senate, with 85 percent approval, passed another bill on April 9. Three months later, it is still dormant in the House committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. Why? Obviously because a handful of mining interests have a stranglehold on the committee chairman. And so the bill again is getting the silent treatment, while annually more and more wilderness is lost to the public domain. Such tactics are an obvious threat to the future of this nation which the Wilderness bill is designed to preserve. But they also are a threat to our legislative system. Unless Congress undertakes its reforms to end such petty tyranny and such throttling lobby influence, the people soon will lose what, little faith they have left in the ability of our representatives to represent. Poor Public Image T T.S. Supreme Court Justice William 0. Douglas, 64, ^ and his latest bride, 23, were pictured oil the front pages of many morning newspapers yesterday. For Douglas, the 28-year-old government worker is his third bride. Both of his previous marriages ended in divorce. If he happened to be the school superintendent, police chief, city manager, or similar public servant in a typical American small city or town, the -citizens would rise up in righteous indignation, and he no doubt would be packing his bags. But as a member of the highest court In the land, which makes decisions affecting all Americans, Justice Douglas can rest secure on his high bench. While many Americans will decry his marital history, this won't remove him from office. Tho more liberal thinkers will pass it off as Douglas' private affair and no ncason for condemnation of him as a Supreme Court justice. But Douglas is in a position where his personal life is a matter of public concern and privilege. And it should be obvious to most that here is a man who, while an astute disciple of constitutional law, has little regard for the rules of matrimony. As a citizen we can only hope that Justice Douglas can render more mature decisions concerning the laws of our land than he can in managing his mari- teil affairs. Crime Files Reveal Congressional Efforts to Keep Gang Lords Here WASHINGTON—In a search through federal crime files, this column ha s come across the names of four members of Congress who have tried to save mobsters from deportation. These were not obscure hoodlums who coultl easily pass themselves off as aggrieved constituents. They were hiK-time, bis- money racketeers with international police records. Cnse No. 1 — Congressman Mike Kirwan, the tout^h, twinkling irishman from Youni^stown, Ohio, introduced a private bill to save Frank Cammarata from exile. The Sicilian-born Cammarata, lean and mean, i s a graduate of Detroit's infamous Purple Gang. He is described in the Federal Rogues' Gallery as "a killer, holdup man and narcotics distributor." Congress failed to share Kir- Hal Boyle Soys; Fueds Are Typical in Offices NEW YOUK (AP)—The average business office today is pictured as a place full of team spirit, where everybody selflessly labors for the good of the corporation. The truth is, however, that be- nerth the serene surface lurk fueds every bit as venomous as the one that split the Hatfields and the McCoys. The reason there are BO few murders in the office is that it is difficult for the employes to stab each other to death with the only per clips. What lies behind these wordless antagonisms? If you check your own office, you might find the following fueds typical: The second vice president Is miffed at live first vice president because the first vice president has one more window in his office than the second vice president has in his. In 1042, (lie sales manager borrowed $1.50 in lunch money from the assistant treasurer and forgot to pay it back. The assistant treasurer hasn't spoken to him since. In 1938 th« personnel director asked pcelly young. Miss Maria O'Callahah to stay late to type a couple of letters when she was tryinfi to hurry to meet her date. The date didn't wait for her, and Miss 'O'Callahan now thinks, 25. years afterward, that it is th6 personnel director's fault she became an old maid. ' Mrs. Ad-de Rankle, secretary to the boss, glares frigidly every time Ronald Adenoid, the slock room clerk, thumps a package of copy paper on her desk. She remembers that, back in 1054, Ronald, then a brash new office boy, told her to go fly a kite when she asked him to please clean out her pencil sharpernar. Every girl in the office snubs Gerald Pincher, the tightwad bachelor playboy, because he lives up to his name. He always tries frx 1 a free pinch—never takes them out to dinner. wan's benevolent attitude toward the mobster, and in 1958, Cammarata skipped to O.ba in order to avoid deportation to Italy. He soon fel] into, the clutches of Dictator Fidel Castro who had Cammarata arrested for possessing cocaine. But word got back to U.S. narcotics officials thai the racketeer's real offense was smuggling drugs without giving the Castro government its cut. FBI filtt tell a fascinating account of how the bearded Cuban dictator tried to lake over Cammarata's operation. He used two renegade American hoodlums to try to trick Cammarata into disclosing where he gol Ihe sluff and how he disposed of it in Ihe United States. One of the hoods, who used Ihe alias of Carl Woston, actually was planted in Cammarata's cell to win h i s confidence. But the wily racketeer was too experienced at keeping his mouth shut and didn't tumble for the ruse. Case No. 2 — Louisiana's likeable Congressman Jimmy Morrison introduced a private bill to stop the deportation of New Orleans mobster Silveslro Carollo. A darkly menacing fellow with black, thinning hair and a long curving face, Carollo is currently No. 34 on the international list of narcotics violators. "This man,'' says the confidential reporl under hi s mug shot, "is a dangerous man and has been connected with narcotics traffic for marry years." Hi s arrests go back to 1923 and encompass everything from swindling to tho altemplcd miu'd- cr of a narcotics ngenl. Again, Congress learned the truth .about the man in lime to pigeon-hole Morrison's bill. Carollo wa s deporled lo his nalive village of T.errasini, Sicily, where he now operales Ihe biggest bar in lown. Parenthetically. Carollo isn't Morrison's only acquaintance on the shady side of the law. The handsome, happy-go-kucky lawmaker used to be a frequent guesl of underworld lobbyist Murray Olf at shrimp luncheons. On at least one occasion, Morrison arranged a good lime in Las Vegas for a group of congressional secretaries. Case No. 3 — Olin "The Solon" Johnston, UK South Carolina Senator, somehow was persuaded to introduce a private bill for the special benefit of Nicolo Irti- paslato, on e of Kansas City's most notoriou s gangsters. Impastato is a light, thin-faced, shy-looking man who wears rimless glasses and resembles a college professor more than a crime czar. But beneath his mug shot,in the Fedora] Rogues' Gallery appears this ominous passage "Has been known to use violence including murder, lo maintain his organization; though deported, he still has an income from rackets in the United States." When Johnston's bill failed to save him, Impastato slipped across the border into Mexico to continue directing his operations Irom the Mexican side. However, the Mexican authri- lics obligingly deporled him to Italy, saving Uncle Sam the trouble. Ho now operates a farm outside the same village of Terra- smi where Carollo lives and laments. Case No. 4 — Congressman George O'Brien, recently retired by his Detroil conslituenls, dropped a privale bill into the House hopper to keep rackete- er Ralph Cannavo in this country. The slender, blue-eyed, fair- haired mobster actually has been deported three times but keeps bouncing back. His niche in the Hall of Infamy is assured by this caption beneath his mug shot: "A hardened criminal who has ncv?!' had a legitimate source of income; has engaged in counterfeiting and marcollcs trafficking for many years." There are strange constituents, indeed, to be on such good term s will) the men who make the laws they break. Mrs. Andrew McNamara, wife of the three-slar general who heads Ihe Defense Supply A'gcn- cy, was side-swiped Ihe o I h e r day by a bus. The driver phoned her husband laler lo apologize for Ihe accident and exchange insurance informalion. He caughl the Mctfamaras just as they were about to drive to a White House reception. "I have to take the car to die White House this evening," explained General McNamara. There was a puzzled silence on the phone. Then the driver asked tenlalively: "For an estimate?" Sovist Premier Khrushcev has hinted to visitors that he will withdraw Soviet forces from Hungary. The last time he relaxed the Soviet grip on the country in 1956, fresdom-hunsry Hungarians made a bold bid for full independence. The resulting Hungarian uprising got Khruschchev into such hot water inside the Kremlin that his rivals were encouraged to attempt his overthrow. -For a while, it looked a s if they would succeed. IN A few weeks junior high school students will report for classes in new, modern and attracted | quarters, leaving behind the "Andrew Sabine scbxxfl 1 . . .so it seems a good time for a little history lesson. * The following account of Andrew Sabine, M. D., was written for us by local historian and author. Ralph Kersey with the help of his wife, Florence. ; *- i J "THE JUNIOR High School building at Eighth \ and Jones, erected in 1910, was officially named , 'Andrew Sabine School.' "Recently it was asked, 'Who was Andrew Sabine?' Replying to this inquiry, we would say that Dr. Andrew Sabine was one^qf our most respected and loved citizens.^ j- "He came from Ohio to Finn£y , County in 1883 after having served as' a ... surgeon in the Civil War. He helpedJSy j, out the early wagon trails in Fihtiey t, County before there were roadfl or fen- ]' ces. His travel equipment consisted? frf : ponies, buggy and lantern. ' ' "Dr. Sabine's office was at -his ' home and was located on the west .side .; of 8th street in block two. \ '• | "For several years he served as president of* the .' Garden City Board of Education. He was mayor 'of 3 Garden City from 1891 to 1893 and was president-of f the First National Bank. He owned a ranch near j. the present sight of Tennis. ,< ( "Many years ago John Whitson, a young Kahjf&s author, portrayed Dr. Sabine a^s the admirable cjiar- acter he was in his novel, 'The Young Ditch Rider.' The name of the hero was changed slightly. J ' "' "Dr. Sabine died in 1915 and was btii'iecT in j Valley View. Mrs Sabine died in 1923. Theiir 'tfnly ! daughter. Christabel, married and moved to West ? Virginia." . ? Garden City Telegram ? j Published Daily Except Sunday and Five Holidays Yearly By \ The Telegram Publishing Company i Telephone BR 6-3232 117 East Chestnut i • d. h. illll Brown Martin Smith Gdlto* TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION , ( Ky carrier a month In Garden City. $1.55. Payable to carrier In advance, i By carrier In other citioa where service Is available. 30c per week. Bi mat! to other nrldrps?™ in Flnney. 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