Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on August 24, 1963 · Page 2
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editorials Page 2 «*nrdcn City Telegram Soturdoy. August 24, 1963 "As I Was Saying, A Test-Ban Agreement Might Have Resulted In A Fatal Gap" Mail and Money "WTcokcnd comments: Yesterday afternoon u pasta] employe dropped an air mail, special delivery envelope in this office. It was from the United States Steel Corp. Inside was a news release with a Chicago dateline, and it gave us the vital information that construction of a hi#h speed, five stand cold rolled sheet mill hit the halfway mark at U.S. Steel's Gary, Ind., plant. It cost 158 cents to mail this story, which we filed in the waste basket. With the mill not scheduled for completion until next year, we can't see any news value in construction reaching the half-way point, and especially do we deplore'such obvious waste of money in a day when big business is so concerned about profits. w * * Using new telephone stations as a barometer— and this figure is an accurate one — Garden City is continuing to grow. .And it's growing at a faster rate than either Dodge City or Liberal. This can't be termed a boom, since no single fat-tor can be given for causing the growth. When a bonding firm made a survey here about throe years ago, it predicted the population would roach 1(5,000 by 19G8. Some considered this an overoptimistic estimate. The guess may be wrong, but chances are it will be too low. SATURDAY SPECIAL: Two premium pets — a fine cat an a kitten for giving away at the L. C. Sturdcvant home, 902 North Twelfth. * * •*• WE READ somewhere that at a showing of "Cleopatra" at the Boston Music Hall, a bar in the lobby 'did a land-office business soiling champagne at $1 a glass. * * * "WELL," WRITES Ada Montgomery in the Topfiku Capital-Journal, "we gave it a fair try. So far this season we have bought three cantaloupes and the third one was as tasteless as the first. They all smeJled like cantaloupes and looked like cantaloupes but they tasted like sawdust. We'll give the cantaloupe another chance later on when the Ulysses, Sand Springs and Rocky Ford melons are on the market." 1 * * "FOR SHEER enjoyment there is nothing like mooting a challenge. Next to that is doing a good day's work. And next to that is doing the job that brings an inner satisfaction regardless of what the boss says or doesn't say. "This can be a hobby with millions of people." An editorial in "The Iron Age" includes the above in a dissertation about those whose work is their hobby. It concerns the man who likes to work — not the compulsive worker, or the guilt-ridden man who crams his brief case and takes home a lot of claptrap each night. If you are one who likes your work, the editorial advises, don't let someone tell you that work is no hobby or that life is passing you by. . ."Relax and be glad, you have work you like — and don't fall for a phony hobby." d. h. Garden City Telegram Published Daily Exiopl Sunday and Five Holiday! Yearly By The I»leqrdm Publithtnq Company T.l.phon. BR 6 3231 I I? E.st Ch.stnu) rCdltur KID lirnivi) !ll4''\in Smith Ailterllftl J'KHMS • »P Sl-H.^CH I PTION Hy rjnii-i a ninnth in UavOi.li I'ny SI fi,, r.ij.mir iu rarnei In xlvam-A By i-oirici in uttiri .'itiej \vhuiu -m >!<•<• i, aviululjlo. Ilk' ITOI weeK bf inuil d ,nh •! i<Mi rjis.'r in Kliiin-y l.srm, .-'.-.itt. IVr.-lili.-i (Ji-.'oli-y ll-iniiliiin Ki'arny. lirint II.i^U-l an,t ilruj ,'mmti.*<, J3 00 p«»r year; cl»KWhi!r« Jlo 00 l.fwiil Jii.i iuv» .nilcye iiini.'iu-, j.'; uo r.i, y-inoiuii uoiiooi year. S'»!I>IK: ''ijiM |),«taac pant nl (Jarilnu I'iiy. Kon.tas '.t Tfli-Knim niiitm- .Mi-ri"! I<M < i.'e li rmiiiii-i-d to have imUlicainm-dny <1» ll»nj hy u'jil in ,'iin.B Ui4l hj.» I ..ai carrier ifmce, lucal earner ratw •PV'lJ. Drew Pearson Reports Workers' Rest Home Will Invade Nikita's Privacy (EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the fourth and final column by Drew Pearson based on his interview with Premier Khrushchev.) GAGflA, GEORGIA, U.S.S.R.— This interview with Khrushchev was more hurried than last because he wa s leaving for Yugoslavia. "Because of this," he said, "I can't invita 'you to go swimming. The last time you were here, I remember that you swam like a seal while I wore a' rubber tube. I couldn't keep up with you." However, Khrushchev showed us his beautiful tiled pool, 75 feet long wilh a glass partition which at the push of an electric button, siid-Ds out to enclose the pool from cold air. It wa s anything but cold on this sunny Georgian afternoon and Khrushchev wore a loose Ukranian shirt embroidered in blue at the c °l- lar, without a necktie. Four of his grandchildren played on the bench below. Children pjrow fast and in two years it seamed as if they had shot up like beanstalks. Two years before Khrushchev had complained that his doctor was making children capitalistic by bribing them with candy This year they looked too old to be bribed. Down the coast half a mile Klu'ushchuv pointed to the spot win-re th e Soviet government is building a rest house for 5,030 people. He didn't seem concerned about the fact it will completely destroy his privacy. Khrushchev, now 69 years old, ki.sl spring tulked about retiring but outwardly he had nut changed in (he two ysnr.s ,-im'e I saw him. His hands lookrj voting, his girth about the s.imf*. There were no wrinkl? s in his face, although he did look tired around the eyes. When I asked how he kept looking so young, he replied "it is the good socialist life I lead." You can't help noting a resemblance between Khrushchev and other Socialist leaders in this part of the world. I have now interviewed Tito of Yugoslavia, Zhivkov of Romania. All Gheorghiu-Dej of Romania. All came up through the ranks of trade unions. All suffered arrest and torture in prison and wounds in war. All arc rotund today and enjoy good food. All are genial, outgiving and wisecracking, and seem friendly toward th e United States. So I asked Khrushchev whether he had been training other leaders to act like him. "It is the life of socialism and the people who trained in it," he replied. Khrushchev asked about some of his friends in the United States, cxpecially Eric Johnston, now ill with a stroke and whom he described as a most intelligent man. W e discussed, some Soviet peas he had sent me. which had an excellent production record in Russia and > did well when I planted them in Maryland. I told Khmshchaf of the comment of Madam Dcbrynin, wife of the Soviet Ambassador, when sho inspected tlia Soviet peas I planted alongside some American peas. "The Soviet peas are higher than the American peas," she said, "but the American peas have mor fi pods on them. Porhap,; the two should gut together." I told my farm manaecr to harvest the poas separately and plant them again separately, and I told Khrushchev what the farm manager said; The bees will not let you do that for more than one season. T.h c y 'Will mix up the Soviet and American peas and that will be coexistence." "Maybe we should learn from the bees," said Khrushchev. As we drove back from Khrushchev's summer place along a cypress-lined road along the Black Sea,' we stopped briefly at the little town of Gagra, wher e almost immediately,, our car was surrounded by a hundred curious, friendly Russians, many speaking English, all asking about the United States of America. As the car waited, an interesting thing happened. Khrushchev's chauffeur turned on the radio in Khrushchev's own ear and listened to the Voice of America. A few months a #o it wouldn't have happened but it's happening now all over the socialist world. And when it came to cabling these columns, the telegraph operators said they would be glad to send twice as many if it would help the cause of peace. Two years ago I reported after seeing Khrushchev that he was a potential friend of the United States and sincerely wanted peace. I was criticized unmercifully by some people for saying thi s a nd I was called everything from a sucker to a fellow-travel- ler. But more than ever I am convinced I was right. Furthermore I am also convinced that a great majority of the Russian people are devoutly, almost fanatically, for peace. Kiylity per cent of the 200,000, citizen city of Skopje, Yugoslavia, was destroyed in the July 26 earthquake.

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