Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on August 20, 1963 · Page 4
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Garden City, Kansas
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Tuesday, August 20, 1963
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editorials Page 4 « llv Tuesday, August 20, 1763 An Unseen Industry players and families who attended the state slow- pitch Softball tournament here this pawt weekend spent an estimated $7,500 while in town. This was an estimate made by tourney officials, and they said it's a conservative figure. We doubt if the average citizen realizes the economic impact such an event makes on the community. Although indirectly, this spending helps offset the amount of tax money spent to build, maintain, light, and otherwise support this summer recreation program. It also indicates an "industry" which many tend to overlook in evaluating a community. On Labor Day, motorcycle races will bring many visitors to town. Later in September, the sports car races will mean another economic boost. There have been several drag races this summer and will be more which attract many out of town visitors and no doubt many who spend money here. Pheasant season always brings hundreds to town, and again we can feel the economic impact of this "foreign" spending. A junior college basketball tournament is scheduled this wintor which should be an attraction for a wide area. All summer long, tourists have been pouring through the city, with many stopping for food, gas, lodging, car repairs, and other purchases. Thanks to the attraction of the park and zoo, many make Garden City part of the vacation itineraries. While not enjoying a central location for state convention sites, Garden City still can find activities which will draw in visitors. The more the merrier. Only a Crack J ames Meredith, who last fall became the first Negro to enroll at the University of Mississippi, yesterday became the first Negro to take a degree at the 115-year-old institution. Contrary to his violent enrollment, his graduation was without incident. But while the ceremony was quiet, campus policemen ringed the area, and several federal marshals were in the area. So while Meredith has cracked a racial barrier, in many ways his is a hollow victory. It was only through force that he was admitted to Ole Miss, and only the constant threat posed by the federal guards kept him in school. As long as any person is refused admittance to the school solely on the basis of color, Meredith's mission will not be complete. Asked just a few days ago if he felt his admission and study ait the University of Mississippi was a gain, Meredith answered negatively. This relait.ively-4.iny break in the color barrier did not remove the bars to Negro at Ole Miss. A small crack seldom destroys a wall, but sometimes provides an opening for a wedge which will complete the job. OnJy time will tell if MeredMi was the walljcrumb- ling wedge. Deep-rooted prejudices die hard, and more so when they are attacked by force. We can only hope for more than token integration at Ole Miss. COMPARING UTILITY bills is a very "in" thing to do in conversation circles these days. It takes precedence over almost any other topic, scandal being scarce; and it's such a democratic subject — nearly everyone has a utility bill. * if * LISTENING IN on several disciissions and hearing reports on others, we can divulge that the highest single-residence bill we know aibout topped $60 for the latest 30-day period. * * * THAT SNEAKY smirk you see cm faces of mothers mefvns that school enrollment time is here — or near. * * •*• OUR FATHER-in-law, who is something of an authority on elephants, had this to say about elephant jokes: "It's true they surely aren't sick — they're dead." THE PIONEER woman faced frightening experiences of losing the trail or becoming lost in the woods or on the lone prairie, but a modern woman wonders if these adventures were so very much worse than trying to buy a week's supply of groceries in a crowded unfamiliar supermarket. * * * INCIDENTALLY, W II E N the "grand opening" announcement says"or- t'hid (or roses or carnations) for the ladies" it means for every adult female red. h. gardleas of what she's wearing. A proper friend of ours thought it'd include only skirt-wearers. * * * HAIRCUTS, IF you can believe what you read, aren't going to be much in demand by teenagers who conform. Boys are going from crew cuts to bangs (grow the hair long and comb it over the eye*) and girls are letting the air (and rats) out of those bushy jobs to wear their hair long and floppy. Garden City Telegram Published Dally SimJ.v and Five HolUUyi Yeirly ly Th« Telegram PuplUhing Company Telephone BR 6-3232 117 Etit Cheifnut "Well, If There's No Way Out, Maybe We Can Give Him A Black Sheepskin" Drew Pearson Reports Oil Tycoon Offers to Raise Money for Demos (EDITOR'S NOTE - Dr«w subdued bull sessions, lots of 11- Pearson ha* gon* abroad to quor. rvlsw world leaders «ndr«- Inte When their oil privileges are interview world leaders and r« port on the prospects for peace. The Washington scene Is covered i> his associate, Jack Anderson.) WASHINGTON — Texas oil tycoon Bedford Wynne dropped by the Democratic National Committee last week to discuss campaign contributions and tax changes. The two subjects are not unrelated. Indeed, oilmen have learned that the bigger their contributions, the safer their tax benefits. Wynne was closeted for 45 minutes with Dick Maguire, a backroom politician who handles finances and favors for the Demo- threatened, however, these backroom boys can drop their dig- ington office Is headed by young, handsome Walter Sprague, an ex- Eisenhower official. Gulf Oil's Washington office is run by Kcrmit Roosevelt, grand- nity and lobby at any level it son of rough-riding T.R. Socony uses Chris Herter Jr., son of the former secretary of state; and Texaco hag Jim Pipkin, a roly- poly Texas politician type. These men pull powerful takes to win. They can retain a senator's law firm, if necessary, or deliver campaign cash to needy congressman. Those who cannot be persuaded or pressured are investigat- strings both on Capitol Hill and ed. During the gas bill fight, the in 'he government departments oil lobby ran a complete geneal- downtown, ogy on senators, who suddenly received letters from almost for- Republican leaders have hush- gotten relatives asking them to ed up an abortive attempt last support the bill. October to oust Congressman Commented Sen. George Aiken, William Miller of New York as Vermond Republican: "They their national chairman. Al- have checked on who you have though he put down the re- ever been associated with, who bellion, the anti-iMiller force s are are your friends, who has sup- plotting to try agan . . . The ported you in the past, anybody mysterious Mark Epernay, who cratic party. Maguire never for- who has ever worked for you or has been twitting government gets a big contributor who may with you. And they get them to officials in a series of satires in be in need of government con- contact you." Esquire magazine, is really John The Giant is Standard Oil Kenneth Gailbraith, the tall of New Jersey, which also does tweedy ex-ambassador to India. Now back teaching sideration. There are a few mor e deserv Ing contributors than oilman tfl e most subtle job of disguising Wynne, who staged a $l,000-a- its power. It maintains only a modest office in Washington, and handles government relations plate dinner last January to pay off the Democratic debt. The dinner raised a whopping $5000,000, largely from the oil crowd. Shortly after this happy event, Wynne's oil partner, John Murch- 90-minute from New York City, tracting less attention. thus at- The quiet, suave squads of economics at Harvard, Galbralth is still a White House consultant. At least he was before this column went to press . . . President Kennedy's popularity has skyrocktcd in West Germany, whose leaders are disgruntled about the test- Hal Boyle Says: Billy Rose Gets Pleasure From Raising Pigeons, Deer Bill Brown Smith Editor Mui*c«i TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION By carrier • month In Garden City. $1.65. Payable to carrier ta adTanee By carrier In other cities where service is available, SOo per week B» mail to other addresses In Flimey, Lane. Srott. Wichita, Grealey. Hamilto* Kearny, Grunt Haskel and Gray counties, $9.00 per year: elsewhere $15 00 per year. Local and area colloge etuaenls. $5.00 for 9-month achool year. Second cltuu postafo paid at Garden Ciiy. Kaasa*. H Telegram motor carrier service 1* required to have publication-day delivery by mall la cities that have local carrier eerrice, local carrier rate* apply. Member of The Aiioeiated Fre« The Associated Pres, Ig entitled exclusively to the u*e for reproduction of all the local news printed In this cewtpaper aa well u all AP news and All right* ot publication oi cyeclal dlapatcbe* ar* also reaerveo. NEW YORK (AP)-As he nears 64, money is by no means everything to Billy Hose, one of the biggest little firecrackers that every exploded on Broadway. The bantam-sized producer set $50 million as his life goal some years ago, and probably is about halfway there. Right now, however, one of his chief pleasures is raising pigeons on a five-acre island he owns off Connecticut. "I'm doing some of the things I couldn't do as a kid on the Lower East Side," explained Billy. "I'm also raising some decorative birds and a herd of spotted deer." Rose had no time when growing up for the ordinary joys of childhood. At 17 he was the world's shorthand speed champ. In the years since then he wrote 500 songs, cabarets, produced shows that over a 30- year period played to 100 million people, turned out one of the most successful columns in the history of journalism, made a fortune in Wall Street, assembled a noted art collection, and had three wives. Today tie lives alone in his huge, five-story Manhattan mansion — "I don't know how many rooms it has, I never counted them" — with a 3Vi-pound Yorkshire terrier named Jumbo. "She gets three tablespoons of minced chicken once a day ," he said. "I've had dogs for a long time. If you overfeed them, you lose them." Billy dwells (juicily on a single floor in his big museumlike home. The rooms have a barber chair, a gymnasium, and an old high desk on which Jonathan Swift is reputed to have written "Gulliver's Travels." Once or twice a week Ros e has a couple or two in for dinner. Once or twice a week he goes out on the town. "I'd rather be hit with a base- Universities Get Allotments WASHINGTON (AP) - Three Kansas (universities got only a minor share of Defense Department research allotments for the year ended June 30, 1962, according to Rep William H. Avery, R-Kan. The congressman said allocations to the University of Kansas, Kansas State University and Wichita University totaled $233,190, acording to a recent House Armed Services Committee analysis. Avery said this amount was less than one-half of one per cent of the year's total of more than $481 million which the department distributed. The representative said almost 25 per cent of the over-all figure or $117,702,092, went to the Kennedy family' s home state of Massachusetts. He said the other five New England states together received less than $4.5 million. Avery said the only state receiving more than Massachusetts was California with $128 million, of which only $24 million went to educational institutons. Massachusetts schools received $83 million, he said. ball bat than own another night club," he remarked. "On Thanksgiving I have a he himself created, is that of a jack-in-the-box showman, flamboyant and a bit on the shrill ison, paid a private call on the President. was never announced, and no one overheard their conversation. But Murchison returned to Texas smiling, and told fellow oilmen not to worry about tax reforms. Now the House Ways and Means Commitlee is putting the finishing touches on a tax bill. Wynne chose this moment to show up in Washington and volunteer his services again to raise money for the Democratic cause in 1964. Wynne's trip was probably unnecessary. For there is little danger that the congressmen will plug the most gaping of all tax loopholes: Ihe oil depletion allowance. Behind the congressmen, Standard Oil men, who commute ban treaty. Periorically the Ger- between Manhatteny man people are asked by a Gal- Thp visit re Su larl y and Washington, are discretely lup poll affiliate to name the directed by Judge Cecil Morgan, world leader whom they have the a dignified gray-lhatched Louisi- highest confidence. Only ana gentleman. The genial judge works closely with Humble Oil, whose Wash- per confidence. Only 14 cent named Kennedy last tember. But by July, an astounding 61 per cent selected him. party for all the strays I know, side. But he rejects the idea that cracking the velvet whip, are the and on Christmas Eve I have a bustup for maybe 100 people and their kids." His stock market investments, nunnlnig his two theaters, and writing occasional magazine articles take up most of his time. He's also flirting with the idea of producing a musical with Bert Lahr called "Foxy." And he's building an outdoor art museum in Jerusalem to which he is contributing his million-dollar collection of sculptures. Th« public image of Rose, which he is eihnr "a tough guy," or unduly cynical. Rose says wealth hasn't made him lonely and that the only money that really counts is "the 11 bucks you have in your pocket when you really need it." But there's something Billy would like right now—to be married again. "The single life," he said, "Is like a red and gold box of Christ- max candy. When you open it, all it holds is a couple of lousy bon bons." oil lobbyists. They are the most skilled, most elite of all Washington pressure people. Well-tailored and turned out, they are skil- ed at the "soft sell," seldom are found engaged in blatant lobbying. They belong to the hush-hush, plush-plush Carlton Club on the second floor of Washington's Sheraton-Cariton Hotel. Here, in an atmosphere of elegant dignity, they entertain congressmen and government officials. There are afternoon poker and gin games, ENJOY HOT WEATHER LIVING IN EVERY ROOM IN YOUR HOME! Central air conditioning is the answer. And Coleman has It at amazingly low cost. New Compact Polar Prince is small enough to fit anywhere— but it does * man-sized job of cooling. No need to spend summer in the basement or crowded together around an old-fashioned window unit We can make the installation in less than a day. Call now for free estimate. No obligation. COMPACT POIAM>KINCE LARRY KLIESEN'S COAST-TO-COAST STORE 120 E. Chtsfnur Garden City, Ks. ALL — BIG M — MULLINS FURNITURE STORES IN GARDEN CITY, GREAT BEND, LIBERAL AND DODGE CITY ARE ITTING USINESS! MANY ITEMS REDUCED BELOW % PRICE (ALL DINETTE SUITS REDUCED — NICE SELECTION) OUR ENTIRE STOCK OF FURNITURE, CARPET, TELEVISION AND STEREO, MATTRESSES, ACCESSORY ITEMS, ALL OFFICE AND SHOP FIXTURES, TOOLS, AND EQUIPMENT, ALL DELIVERY TRUCKS, EVERYTHING WITHOUT RESERVATION HAS BEEN ORDERED SOLD WALL TO WALL THIS SALE WILL CONTINUE UNTIL ALL ITEMS ARE GONE! Open 10:15 A.M. Until 9:00 P.M. Daily Except Sundays (SHOP EVENINGS FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE) Limited Supplies and Subject to Prior Sale NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY Credit Terms Arranged To Suit Your Needs ALL SALES RNAL — NO RETURNS NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGE EVERYTHING MUST BE SOLD Everything Must Be Sold FIXTURES, TOOLS, OFFICE FURNITURE, DELIVERY TRUCKS, DELIVERY EQUIPMENT. ALL WILL BE SOLD AT END OF FURNITURE SALE.

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