Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on August 26, 1963 · Page 3
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editorials Page 4 (•union Illy Monday, August 26, 1963 Tribal Ritual March Day Approaches 'T'hosp who will load t.hp racial domonslnilor.-i in the imlion's capilnl Wednesday are confident Micro •will ho no explosion of disorder. T5ut wiUi an estimated 100,000 Xcjo'o and whit/! onthnsiasls for civil rijrhU, expeded to take par), •Micro is an air of tension. The police and military are tnkinjr no chances. Nenrly 2,000 mpf ropolilan policemen are awijrn- 'rd 1o "rover" (he dnmonslration. National friiardsrnen. . firemen and police reservi.s!.^ are beinjr sworn in u* deputies. And about -1,000 regular Army troops arid Marines will be on the alert, offstage — jusl in r;i,-e. We have no doubt, of the sincerity of the loader* •who say this: will be a peaceful event. f!ul the elements of an ox plosion will bo Micro, and it, may take only a spark to set off a battle which will make the skirmishes of Lifcllo Kook and Oxford mere ripples on the troubled racial waters. If this happens, it will strengthen — if possible— the Southern resistance to Civil Rights legislation. Many will bo quick to blame the Communists, a faro- RfiviriK device now popular with Americans who arc • seeking someone on whom to blame our racial troubles. March loaders say it is beiiuc done to redress old grcivancos and to help resolve an American crisis. Spe-oi fir ally, the marchers are backing the Kennedy civil rijrhls program and much more. There are many doubts about whal Wednesday's event will accomplish — if anything. Wo sympathize with the cause, but mii.sl, share the view of former President TIarry Truman who asks: "What, do you accomplish when you make Congress mad?" We Hod Said If Dipping in the Pork Barrel The Wichita Ka^Io Talking about "pork barrel" abuses in Washington, one of the most flagrant grabs is currently in the works in the House Public Works committee. The com mil toe voted approval this week of purchase by the U.S. government of the Chicago Skyway, thalt overhead super-route connecting Indiana to the metropolis on Lake Michigan. The cost is to be ?G.'">- niillion. Background on this is the simple fact that the Y'/w-mile elevated toll way over Chicago's south side is in deep financal difficulties. Opened in 1958, it has been losng money steadily and has defaulted on interest payments regularly. In effect, the Skyway is in a situation similar to that of the Kansas Turnpike until las.!, year-. While the KTA was not defaulting on any interest payments, it was failing to earn enough to pay on principal on the bonds. To correct the situation, the KTA raised tolls selectively and took slops to encourage more use of the toll road. These, plus the completion of Oklahoma's •northern section of 1-35, helped put the Turnpike in the black. What KTA officials did not do, however, was go begging to Uncle Sam lo pul! their chestnuts out of the fire. And the federal government would have been justified in turning them down flatly if they had. The difference between KTA and Chicago is that the latter is run by .Democrats and so is Congress. The Democrats on the public works committee jammed through pay-off bill. We can only hope that the full House or the Senate blocks this obvious tapping of the pork barrel for the benefit of Mayor Daley, the Democratic party in Chicago and the Skyway bond-holders. IF YOU are an ordinary-type shopper, you'll admit In goofing off a little grocery money eiu'h week on non-essentials and confess to occasional impulse buying. Hut, at the same time, you probably are right particular aboul making "good buys" — getting the most ounces for the fewest cents, picking up the true bargains of the week, etc. KYCMI tho, alas, (he IV\v cents you save by your shrewd shopping won't begin to pay for your frivolous purchases, lint that's your business. You may voluntarily do some foolish spending but at the same time, you resent being hoodwinked and deceived by gimmick promotions. •if if * IK AI.l, goes well in Washington, one of these days there'll ho a law to help the supermarket shopper. It is the Truth in Packing bill proposed by Senator Philin A Hart of Michigan. Its purpose would l)e to protect consumers ..... guaranteeing them the right to know what they are buying and for how much, by ivmo\iiig many of the psychological traps, confusions, and outright deceptions confronting them in tho HI ores. ll would for instance rescue the housewife from such situations as Irving lo decide between LlO minces of detergent. for .'!."> cents or - 1 ' ^ ounces for -10 cents. IN AN article in August //<(/•/'<'/•'« Magazine, Wall Street attorney William D. /.abi'l predicts that one day "packagers of soap flakes are going to be forced to '.i-.lopi the high moral standards of bourbon distillers." That is to ,say thai one Jay a (tint of salad dressing will be a pint — nut a "j-'iant half-quart;" snap may come simply in small, medium and largo boxes; net weights will be in con>picuous print and place; slack-filling will no regulated: "cenls-off" promotions will In- nailed down so the consumer will know it tho "off" is from llif regular price «r from an inflated OIK", and so mi through tiie diKminas created l'<ir the Chopper by the Mil ( m«t i\ atmnal iv.-eaivhi men. Savs Zubt-!, all ;<vid advocate of' (lu- legislation, "Is i hi' re any real d'Hibl thai the American lumsowitV buying .soap flakes ur rice or >all is entitled to tho -ami- pi'oU-ction ai'ahis! deceptive packaging as our Ja\ss now KUC the person who bins v. hi.Mu'.v '.'" d. h. Drew Pearson Reports Takes Dim View of Some of Caroline's Poetry By JACK ANDERSON (EDITOR'S NOTE — Drew Pearson has gone abroad to interview world leaders arid report on the prospects for peace. The Washington scene is covered by his associate, Jack Anderson.) WASHINGTON — Not long ago, Caroline Kennedy burst into her father's White House office and announced she had learned a new poem. "Uosc.s ;ire red, violets are blue, sugar is sweet, 1 love you," she recite;!. The president beamed; Caroline piroueted. Then she offered to recite another pj>ein that cousin Christ Lawibrd had taught her. "Tilery was a little girl, who had a little curl; she slipped on the grass, ;ind fell on her . . .!" Caroline chirped, ending with a naughty word. The President fixed her with a scowl that sent her scampering. Then he grabbed the telephone, called brother-in-law Peter Lawford, and scorched him for permitting his son to teach Caroline off color poems. This wasn't the first time JFK had sli:>wn annoyance with his Hollywood brother-in-law. Once Lawford caught a ride in Hie presidential plane to Palm Beach. I'la. He sat up front with the small coterie around the President until someone mentioned that a Kennedy friend, William Tlminpson. was aboard. The President sent a sergeant to [elch Thompson, but there was no vacant seat. With a stern look at l.awford, Jl-'K said: "Pc-ler, disappear!" The actor moved meekly to the back of the plaiu', later saw the President again as they were disembarking. "Where are you ^oiii^ to slay, • Peter'.'" asked Kennedy. "Where you stay." suggested l.awford. "You're not staying with me," sanl (he President bnttlely. Then over bis shoulder, he added: "Let me know, and I'll call 1 won't hold my breatii," said Law lord with a nervous laugh. "\o," agreed the President, "don't." Racketeer J o s e i> li Yalachi's confessions must have jolted many lawmen who have refused In believe Hull the underworld is Bunted by a secret and sini- sler Sicilian society. The skeptic s ill the Inter national Association of Chiefs of Police, lor instance, forced the organisation to disband its organ- i/.ed crime committee t'AO years ago They pooh-poohed its chairman Cluel I'Mward ,1. Allen of Sania Ana. Calif , tor insisting (Mat crime was nol only or- gam/ed but largely controlled by the Sicilians. While Yalachi has revealed the inter working!) of this dreaded .society, he has shocked govern-;* mem attorneys even mor,. with his grish stories of gangland killings. Me lias presumed a picture of underworld executioners. Mime ot llu'in with more than f>o murders In their credit, who are as i)la- c , as the> are skilled at the trade ut death. Yalachi has told u| his u.\n uile in al K'asl a duien sla\ ingt. 1 "riends ul Alan Alcil founder of the society for indecency to naked animals claim he has played a gigantic joke upon the country. He is preparing to confess in a magazine article, they say, that the whole idea started out as a happy hoax. His disciples have picketed the while house, attempted to clothe the animals at the San Francisco zoo, bombarded the society's pictures of pets modestly clad. One Santa Barbara, Calif., woman tried to donate $40,000 to the cause of clothing naked animals. But Abel repee.ted the offer, is careful not to accept contribution? from the public. A broachvay promoter and erstwhile fertilizer salesman, Abel nl.-.y the role of the society's president, G. Clifford front. Abel accepted more modest billing /or hmself as Bruce Spencer, the society's vice president. The professional! booming Sen. Barry Goldwaler lor president are secretly using AFT., - CIO handbook, "How to Win," as their political guide. Convinced this is the test political manual ever written, F. Clifton White, the national draft- •gohhvater director, appropriated $15 to buy three copies. He wa s afraid to be seen at AFL-CIO headquarters however, lest he lose his standing in the Cioldwatcr movement. So he sent an office girl to .make the purchase, cautioned her to give a phony name and office. She identified herself at the AFL-CIO as 'Jack Anderon's secretary," then delivered the three manuals to doldwator headquarters. Pictures of President Kennedy walking out of the hospital, holding his wife's hand, must have brought a sigh of relief from the ladies of the land. Thousands had written to the White House expressing concern over the President's failure to .show affection for his wife in public. From the moment of his inauguration, they noted that the newly-sworn President strode off the platform without kissing Jackie. Other ey,ps later spotted that he sometimes strode ahead of his wife. Their reunions at airports were also less romantic than fluttering females would have wished— a quick peck on the cheek, rather than a warm buss on the lips. Of course, it is alj easily explained Kissing in public? President Kennedy considered uis bad form even for private citizens, certainty far below Presidential dignity. But those close enough have caught the warmth in his eyes, the quick surreptitious squeeze of hands when he greets his wife. Walking in front of hl s wife? Protocol lays down that no one may walk ahead of the President in public, not even his wife. When told of the complaints, Kennedy cracked that Jackie simply would have to walk faster. But a< the explanations cannot match that one touching picture of Jack and Jacki e walking hand-to-hand. Wichita Fair Winners Listed LEOTI — Here is the list of blue ribbon 'winners in open class divisions at .the Wichita County Fair. The event was last Tuesday and Wednesday. Booths Neighborly Neighbors and Sunnyside Home Demonstration Units: and Future Farmers of America. Beef cattle—Alvin Wilken (2). No dairy cattle or sheep were shown. Swine — Gary Roberts (2); Gregory Roberts, Robert Hamilton and John Berning. Poultry and Rabbits — Dana Mills, Brad Blackburn, (2); Harry Brock Jr., and Sheila Mills. Farm crops — K. Gerstberger, Jerry Spradling, Artie Griib- ben, Kenneth Hooker, Dean Wei'g- ers, Jaeger Farms, Carl Buck, Ted Woodbrjrg and Leonard Mullen. Garden vegetables — Mrs. Roy Harvey (8); Mrs. Vern Stiles (2); Lena Jaeger, Arthur Gardner, Paul Appl (2); Edward Miller, Frank Fairchild (2); Mrs. Carl Buck, Pat Elder and Albie Holstein. Fancy work — Mrs. Victoria Ygaiski, Mami e Parish, Irene Duncan, Sadie Mathes, Betty Bishop, Doris O'Brian, Neva Keifer, Elmer Gerstberger, Donna Elder and Ila Swanson (6). Culinary — Neva Keifer (2); Leona Amerman (9) Janet Brewer, Susan Gardner, Robert Hamilton, Dorothy Cooley, Mrs. Joe Wing (2); Rita Cudney, Eulah Gribben and Mary Marcy. Ready-to-wear — Mrs. Frank Buck Sarah Coyne 'Mrs. John PalkNvitah, Gale Roberts, Joan Hobson, Judy Schreeh arid Karen Buck. •-Whether buying 01 jelling, use tVle«ram Want Adil Garden City Telegram Published Daily Exr.pt Sunday and Five Holiday! Ytarly By The Telegram Publishing Company T.lephon. 8R 6-3232 117 Eatt Chiitnuf Hill II row a Marim Smith Editor Maaarei TEKMS Of SUBSCRIPTION By carrier a month In Garden City. J1.B5. Payable to carrier la advance. By carrier In other cltlea where aervic* 13 available, 30o per week. By in-ill to other ailJresses in Flnney. Lane, Scott. Wichita, Greeley. Hamiltoa Kc.u-iiy. Grunt Ua.«kcl and Gruy counties, $9.00 per year; elsewhere $15.00 ;.ci year. Local and arcs college students, $5.00 tor 9-month ecnool ye*r. 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