Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on September 9, 1963 · Page 4
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Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas · Page 4

Garden City, Kansas
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Monday, September 9, 1963
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- *t1 editorials (rftrdnn f Ity Monday, September 9, 19&3 e Agency Sufficient n incident occured here la»t week which stressed UK; need for consolidated law enforcement in the 'ptounty. .'£ Fortunately, no one was hurt wlien an eecaper ;^from t.ho La mod State Hospital rushed into ft near- >~J3y home. Hut tho man', in addition to being irrational, 'J&lso was crazed with intoxicating drink and in such a Cfcondifion was dangerous. *£ The homo ho picked was not in the city limits, £but just outside tho municipal boundary. In the local 'Stolophono directory, the police station number is listed "-^for tho sheriff for nitfht-time wills. Last week's inci- •~8ent ormred shortly after f! a.m., HO the caller, who -jiccdcd help in a hurry, called the police. it He was informed that since he lived outside the ^city, it was a sheriff's matter, but the caller had just •followed the instructions in the telephone book. This •*£hc explained, and left it to the police to tfet help. *£' Tho caller's wife called the sheriff's regular nmn- 3>er, but could «ot no answer. However, a policeman and sheriff showed up at the home in a few minutes, the crazed man was taken into custody. •'f. Whatever delay in Koin# through one agency to Breach another in this case wasn't the difference bet- iivecn life and death or bodily harm — but it could Chavc been. •r<. A sinplc city-county law enforcement agency, rjvith one chief who is hired on his law enforcement Ability rather than popularity at the polls, would llsolve such problems. There's no need for two jails, ipr duplication of other facilities and services. y;. It's time wo realize that past methods aren't i&lway.s the best methods. Word Is Optimism *a-'. • ic stock market is see-sawing toward a new high. Are we having a boom? ££ More inflation? .§- Or both? ;J You recall that the market broke badly in early 3t962. You recall this with pain if you held some shares Ifhen, or subscribed to a mutual fund, or if your in- was determined by a fund invested largely in •fjcommon stocks. £; But for the past M months, the average price ^5>f leading stocks has been advancing in a dance pa4> •Sfern, two steps forward, one back and glide. nia •jH The soundest reasons for this climb are found in ^Business stUtistics. Profits are up. The gross national product is up. More money is be'ing spent for plants 'land equipment. •rj; 1 . Political observers say that the Kennedy admln- nstration is more friendly to business. The promise £pf a tax cut is helpful. The cold war thaw is encourag- £ Credit is plentiful although bhe expense of rent- ISng money is up. £; The investments of the big foundations and fjkrusts continue to provide a sturdy money supply and igive the market stability. And there is not too much j&peculation by the little investors; many of them ;'Sf«re scared out by early 1962 losses. "£. Inflation seems moderate, although many prices ££re higher and wage scales are generally rising. 21 The gold outflow, unfavorable trade balance and pie threats of the European Common Market have MBpme economists worried but these factors do not •jmpress the home folks. ZZ Main street dislocations, the demise of small iBierchants, the drying up of small towns, are not re- "Jflected on the Big Board. ~ So the word from Wall Street is one of optimism. '-" Hold on to your hats. P But keep your fingers crossed. •'-" IF YOU'VE packed kids off to school year after year for many years, you never quite get over that •^September feeling." Z: A couple of local women, veterans of many first- jjR.vs-of-school, were reminsoing over their days of •active motherhood and admitted that, come September, they always feel a little like old fire horses and strain at the Bound of tho school bell. :,"• * * * :.-• ONE WOMAN said they lived far out in the •country when their oldest children were ready for hift'h school, so it was necessary to set the kids up in housekeeping in an attic (or basement) apartment in town each fall. "To this day," the woman said, "I can't drive Rround in this or any other town without catching mvsolf looking over bit', old houses near schools and thinking "Now there's a place might have extra room for a couple of students." This mother's last of six finished college in the soring, but she's not letting herself out of the school picture entirely. An older daughter teai-hes in a city school — each September she receives a new first-day-of-school dress from home. * * * FOR MANY years J. U. Jones set the wheels of education going in this town superintendent of schools. Now retired, he's a jwandfather and is getting a parent's-eye view of the gftirt of school. ?£ Last Tuesday after seeing grandson Kurt Roberts "f to first grade, J. U. sat in on a coffee-gathering mothers in the kiU'hen of his daughter, Bette Jo jyjlrs. Milt) Huberts, and listened in on their side fj£ the .storv. > '~ , , * * * "•'• THREE, GOOD gray kittens are awaiting good gomes. See them at the John Robinson residence, 807 Theron. The kitten.s were given away once (to gjmer Henkle for his birthday) but he neglected to take them with him. h. "Dear Nikita — It Was Interesting To See Your Test-Ban Treaty, Which You Can Put Away lu The Same Place You Keep Your Missiles" Dr«w P«anon Reports Greek Architect Probably Is No. 1 City Planner ATHENS - On a hill opposite the Acropolis in this ancient Greek city is the office of an architect who is probably the No. 1 city planner of the world. He is Constintine Doxiadis, who has been helping revamp out-of-date cities or build new cities in 16 countries of the world. Doxiadis has worked out new plans for the waterfront area of Louisville, Ky., Easlwick in South Philadelphia; is unscrambling the problems of Khartoum in the African Sudan; drafted plans for getting rid of the slums on the hills surrounding Caracas, Venezuela; and is now working on a traffic plan for the city of Accra, capital of Ghana. One of his most spectacular plans is for Islamabad, the new if Pakistan, which in 15 will have a popultion of Still Sees Tax Cut Dillon Says Federal Spending Rate Slows By EDMOND LEBRETON and ADREN COOPER ""WASHINGTON (AP> — sccre. tary of the Treasury Douglas Dillon, a Republican, said today federal spending has grown at a slow. er rate during the Kennedy administration than during tho last three years Dwight D. Eisenhower was in the White House. In an exclusive Associated Press Interview, Dillon said "it is hard to put a spending tag on one administration as compared to a previous on e with that sort of record unless 'you arc ready to attack defense and space." Dillon served under Eisenhower as undersecretary of state and wns named to his present post by President Kennedy. He said he still Is optimistic about chances for passage of the tax cut bill, 'which he said will "do more for our economy and more for curing the balance of payments than any step I know.' 1 Dillon said he Is counting on increased public support in the next few weeks to speed congressional action on the tax bill, which would provide for a reduction of about S1J billion in individual and corporate income taxes. Dillon believes that a Brooking Institute report, which forecast that the basic imbalance would be corrected by 1968, was "overly optimistic on the trade side. "Consequently, I think we might do better in some of the other areas as diverting more foreign aid buying to the United States." Regarding the tax bill, he-predicted tho most important support for it during the crucial Senate consideration "will come from <,r. ganized groups—the business community, for instance, and labor. Dillon said unless Congress acts on the bill this year, most American s probably won't enjoy any benefits in terms of bigger take- home pay until April 19G4. The reason, he said, i s that the withholding rale could not be reduced until Congress said the last word. He rejected suggestions that the administration might speed the tax cut by formally postponing some of its domestic programs. Dillon denied that the official Kennedy family is divided into economy and pro-spending blocs. Most of the increased spending under the present administration, Dillon argued, has been for defense, space activities and interest on the public debt. The latter lte.m, lie said, "is uncontrollable." "All the increases during the thre e years of this administration were less than they rvere during the last three year s of the preceding administration," he said. "The problem of the modern city,' 1 Doxadis told me, "is the fact that the mor e highways you build, the more automobiles they attract and the more congested cities become. The city of London today is full of modern, high- speed vehicles' Yet they can cross London only at the speed of a horse-drawn bus. "The cily of Los Angeles has built some splendid new thruways, but every one of them has attracted more cars and increased the traffic problem." To offief thU, Doxiadis has laid out the new city of Islamabad with resident areas in which vehicles can travel at only 10 miles an hour, with traffic lanes at which the speed will be 100 miles an hour. The approaches to the 10-mile residential areas from the 100-mile speed zones, will be by way of access highways at 30 miles an hour. "We have studied 6,000 years of city planning," explained the Greek architect, who lives near some of the oldest cities in the world, "and we find that man cannot live next to noise and fast speed without developing mental problems. Ten miles an hour he can live with. Modern speedways must be removed from the residential areas." Doxiadis has also worked out a map of the world showing what will happen to man by the end of the 21st century. It shows a vast mass of population extending from Richmond, Va., to Boston on the Atlantic Coast — one vast city. "But the megalopolis on the West Coast will be even greater," said Doxiadis, pointing to the map. It showed five times as many people living in the area between San Diego and Seattle. "That's because th e West Coast climate is better and there is more space to spread out,'' Dox- iadis explained. This brought a uord of concurrence from Chief JuMicc Earl Warren, who also called on Dox- iadis. As governor of California longer than any other man in history, Warren had helped that state to grow to be the biggest in (he union. But he remarked: "Our universities should have set up some careful studies regarding California's future development. Otherwise we will grow not like an ordered garden but like weeds." As the Afhenian city plamuv talked, I thought back to the recent hit-and-miss city planning of Washington, and the efforts of congressmen to modify the beautiful plans of the original Washington planner, Major L'Enfant. Representative Mike Kirwan, the Youngslown, Ohio, Democrat, a $10,000,000 nation's capi- he is chairman of the House Appropriations Committee for Washington and he happens to like fish. Meanwhile, Washington has no opera house, though every m'-Hum-siz- ed city in the Soviet has its opera house. I recalled also the efforts of Sen. Claiborne Pell, D.-R.I., to awaken the nation to the importance of helping the railroads develop new fast transportation between Washington and Boston. The Japanese have done this in the dense area between Osaka and Tokyo, but Pell got nowhere •with his far-sighted plans for the United States. I remembered that Richardson Dilworth, when mayor of Philadelphia, was one man who und- erstood city planning and worked with the railroads to modernize commuter service to the Philadelphia suburbs. He was defeated for governor of Pennsylvania as a reward. In New York, the Atomic Energy Commission OK'd a nuclear reactor one mile from the United Nations in the heart of a population of 8,000,ODO without con- sullii'f New York authorities. Yet by lone; range planning, much cheaper power could be brought by power lines from the coal mine month in West Virginia and Pr.nn\vlvru,ia. Then there is Houston, Texas, which is spawning government electronics laboratories and defense contracts chiefly because a powerful member of the House Appropriations Committee. Albert Thomas, comes from ton. He can ee • gj n ' there are tte air and na ' "' <**$«" b - ecause Re P- ed scrviccs and Appropriations This is politics, not planning. To many congressmen, planning is a dirty word. But if there is one thing that could defeat our political system, it i s the failure to plan. The communist countries I have visited are planning. We may not like their plans. But thev are looking far ahead of us. And one of the best ways to help Khrushchev fulfil his threat to bury us is to continue putting logrolling politics ahead of long- range planning. Hal Boyle Says: Dickens Needed 'Parallel' Bed NEW YORK (AP) - Things a columnist might never know if he didn't open his mail: Put Charles Dickens in a bed facing either east or west and he spent a miserable night. He shared a delusion held by many people over th e centuries that good sleep is possible only in a bed parallel to the earth's north- south axis. Ireland plans to raise its minimum age for marriage—now 12 for girls, 14 for b&ys—to 16 for both sexes. Actually, however, the Irish have one of 'the world's highest average marriage age rates: 31 for men, 26 fo r women. (In America it's 20 for plus for men.) that is unable to take all four feet off the ground at the same time — except when lying down, of course. Did you know that Raymond Burr' s real nam e i s not Perry Mason but Haymond W i 11 is Stacy? Our quotable notables: "Worn- an is a tyrant until she's reduced to bondage, and a rebel till she's Meredith. 1.3 billion Miss America Begins Reign NEW YORK (AP)— A year of excitement and glamor is under way today for Donna Axum, the Arkansas beauty who is Miss America of 19W. Donna, 21, checked into a New York hotel Sunday night from the pageant at Atlantic City, N.,l , for some solid rest before a full round of activities. The figure that helped her defeat Si oilier contestants and win the Miss America crown Saturday night may suffer if the pace becomes too hectic. "1 can walk around town and lose two pounds," the brown-eyed queen from El Dorado, Ark., said Sunday when asked lunv she maintained her :i.i-r,-3,'i form. "I like to eat and I do eat, everything and all th." time, at regular meals and in between." Donna is S feel ('>'; inches tall and weighs IL'-l pounds. Donna's first ambition, after this year is over, is to return to the University of Arkansas, complete her education and then undertake graduate work in radio and television entertainment. l*aril«>n Cii.v Tclvgrnm PiiMishi-tl Daily Exo»i>! Sun.iay snd Kim Y.-iiT-iy (,>- -IIP Tvje giuni I'ubliMmic f .inpniM' at 117 East __ Chestnut I'Rl.EPIIO.Vr. IIR S-»?SJ Bill Brow. .._ ........ ------- ........... EdtUi Win in Soillh ^ AdTcrtlilng Minuet Member of ihe .Vt«i<rUt«d PreiY Tli« Assocliili-U I'ros.s u elititk'd i>» cjualvelv to tn« uje for reprt'Juctiuo of ull the local new* printed In thl» new^gjiei as well aj ail AP neni ind Jwpatonaa. All dtjliu o( . Trrnx of Subicriptloa By carru-r a inoiitli IE GarJ^n City. »l_M. payablo t 0 carrier in advance a\ carrier in olliei cities Rhcn ai-nu-c Is siail.ihle. 30.- t -er w ft -k By :ual! t>> cjtBcr aJdrc oane, i-.-utt. Wicl:ita. ' ..ton. Ciray . h'e»riy. ..-.•uutu.-. .e Jloi>. i-c K Cl * S:l . (Irani ' u, Flnnev reole) H»m H: akell »•>.else- |Di'0 per >ear; : yew. " >alaK * LU ' a *' " motor carrier service l» re.juireJ to have publlcatlon-dtj dniuery by mail in cities i!ut ha»« " trYic *- IOC|U Big news: The elephant is reported to be the only quadruped Big-hearted: We are regarded as dollar-mad by Europeans, but American individuals and corporations gave a record $9.3 billion to public philanthropic causes last year, up $600 million from 1961. They're here! The newest ideas in men's clothes in many a fall. By Hart Schaffner & Marx ^mrnr Who says men's clothes don't change? They have this fall Colors are lightening up. Sterling Gray and Clay suits Lustrous sharkskins. Patterned highlights on smooth-as- silk worsteds...Sport coats whose brawny plaids belie their Heather softness... Outercoats trimmed down to classic natural lines...For the best idea, come in and see our just-arrived HS&M collection. HS&M Suits for fall and winter. From $85.00 HS&M Heatherrr Tweed Sport Coats. From $60.00 HS&M Classic-line Outercoats. From J85.00 GUESS OUR WINDOWS DOORWAY TO A MAN'S WORLD the FALL FESTIVAL - WED.

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