Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on January 31, 1964 · Page 3
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Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas · Page 3

Garden City, Kansas
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Friday, January 31, 1964
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! editorials As Times Change Clt* Friday, Joinery 11, W4 "Maybe It's In Code" ft* W»rM Tdftf A/ff>sl parents, who have struggled for four years of college ecUicatiori for a youngster, and most students will agree that four years is enough. Unhappily, it isn't. Not for a growing percentage of graduates. Today's requirements in government, industry and educational institutions have brought the 10-year college career. This includes the four familiar years, another four years of graduate study for a Ph.D., and two years of post-doctoral work. The graduate training long familiar for doctors and lawyers is now reaching into many research fields. Even for careers which once required a basic four years, such a« teaching, journalism, engineering and business, a fifth year is becoming more and more essential. The student thus is called on for more and more time an 1 expense. And the burdens of the universities, required to handle the regular four years plus an ever-growing graduate curriculum, are out of hand. California is leading the way with a plan to detach the first two years of college from Its universities, and give them to junior colleges. This has advantages, not only for the universities, but also for students who are not headed for the full treatment of higher education but who need more background than that indicated in a high school diploma. An alternative is to extend the high school program two years, to compensate the basic courses now • offered in freshmen and sophomore college years. Whatever the future, it is obvious that the importance of junior colleges and of high schools in the scheme of higher education is certain to grow. Letter to the Editor Inconsistent Emblem It seems to me that the emblem of the Eagle of the United States is becoming inconsistent because on the Local, State and Federal governmental levels there is an alarming trend towards curtailing freedoms, increasing controls and benefits and raising taxes at nearly every opportunity. The general public seems to fall victim to tho "sweet reasonableness" of the various individual programs designed to extend and perpetuate these encroachments on the individual. While appearing for the benefit of the individual, the purpose of it is to gain votes to perpetuate the officeholder. The logic of 3, 4 or 5 per cent increase in spending on thia or that program is hard to dispute. So many of the tax measures provide automatic Increases as the economy expands. These automatic increases seem to become the divine right of the tax spending officeholder. He then talks soothingly of the 3, 4 or 5 per cent increase, not in dollars but in tax rate. It is encouraging to see that quite a number of bond issue referendum^ over the country have*been met with sound defeat. The public demand for increased services is sometimes exaggerated by the officeholder, who seems to feel that his Jmnortarce is in direct proportion to the number of people working for him and the amount of tax money he controls. These have far out strioped our population and per canita income increases for a comparable period. To obliterate poverty in the United States, Latin Amevica nn'd the world is a fine, high sounding idea which nil the "do-gooders" and American Civil Liberties Union heartily applaud. To orovide jobs to help those who need work, a change of-policy in the Democratic administration must be changed from, tha* of an f nsronism to helpfulness, with stabilization of the r'^ht of ownership of property without confiscation of property through the idea of Urban Renewal. People can be h°loed but most of the help should come from themselves and their willingness to work and not trying to be on relief and get something for nothing. The idea nf Goldwater to put those on relief to work may not jrain mnny votes from those nut <x> work, but at l^ast we do have a ™an inter<"t 0 ^ ! n the H-elfT-e of the country nnH nof buying vot.°* \vihh the tnxpnyprs rioney. — OtfOP'rE L, POTTER, Lafayette, Ind. (Area land owner). Hal Boyle Says — Clutterbugs Are Normal Persons NEW YORK (AP) - One of life's little ordeals to the dis- orguni/ed mass of mankind is the orderly person. Tho orderly person is the lint picker of the human race, the eni-KTor of the pigeon hole. lie belioves everything has its pivper place, and if he can't find any other place for it he puts it in the was'.a -basket. Ni'at.iess of ton is Raised as a virtue wlim-sis, in fact, it more often is a vice—if not a down riyht sin. There arc basically only two ty; i-s of people—the hoarders and the discardors. The hoarders are the clutter- bugs of Uiis world. They are nor nal. They never throw anything away. Anything that happens to them is worth saving—be it a tou.ii broken in kindergarten, a love- letter received in college, or a pair of combat boots worn in war. The hoarder if afraid to throw anything away because he never knows when it might turn out to be useful. His voyage through existence becomes happily baggage-ridden, and wherever he takes a fresh step he creates a new debris. The orderly person, on the otlier hand, is a fellow who turns something into nothing. He is like a man trying to bail himself out of a sinking lifeboat. He is so busy throwing things away that »tea%e finally de- Big Powers Reluctant to Claim Credit for Revolts Drew Pearson Reports Another Bobby Arranged Mortgage on LBJ's Home parts it is as if he had never been there. In my opinion the compulsively neat person Is the victim of an inhuman malady. This has to be here, that has to be there— and before he goes to sleep at night he has to write little memos to himself about how he will organize tomorrow. It is as if he were death'" afraid of life's natural spontaneity. He lives in a world held together by paper clips. His desk at the office always looks as f it had just been born, his home wears the antiseptic air of • surgeon's arena. He doesn't inhabit life—he just goes through it. The neat person is never satisfied with his own neatness; he must inflict it on othera. H* is abiuntial; he is • fanatic. One of the great beauties of life is its disorder, and chaos is an inescapable part of living. This world is more than a vast laundry. It is • great and continuing salvage operaton, and anything that happens to one is worth holding ou to. My motto is: "Dont't throw it away- Whatever u is, keep it. You may want to admire it later." Editor's Note: Once a year. Boyle's long-suffering boss tells him to please make the top of his desk look less like a city dump And this is the response be get*. WASHINGTON—With the sour notes from President Johnson's $584 stereo set ringing in their ears, Republicans are now chasing down tips that Bobby Baker not only provided the hi-fi but also the financing for the Johnson's former home. They have heard, too, that the swimming pool was a gift from Bobby. What the bloodhounds haven't yet discovered, however. Is that they are hot on the trail of the wrong Baker. The fashionable estate, which the Johnsons purchased from Perlc "The Hostess with the Mostcs' " Mesta, was financed by Robert C., not Robert G., Baker. Robert G., of course, Is the Irrepressible Bobby, Johnson's former get-rich-quick Senate aide. Robert C. Is president of American Security and Trust, which holds the mortgage on the Johnson home. The two Bakers are In no way related, and Bobby had nothing to do with arranging the mortgage. It was Phil Graham, late publisher of the Washington Post, who asked Robert C. Baker to pick up the mortgage. After LBJ became vice president, Graham persuaded the Johnsons to give up the modest $19,000 home in which they had been living since 19'2. Graham not only arranged the financing but sflw to it that the deed did not include a racial covenant. It it quite true that Bobby Baker arranged with contractor George W. Bradshaw to build the gleaming white, peanut-shaped swimming pool In Johnson's backyard. The then vice president used to enjoy eating snacks as he sat in his bathing suit, half submerged, before a marble-topped, umbrella-shaped table that rose out of the heated water. Bobby Baker also made arrangements with a former business associate, the late Al Novak, to build the Johnson's bathhouse. But both Bradshaw and Novak were paid in full by LBJ. Bradshaw told this column that Johnson personally had signed the check paying for the swimming pool. Asked whether he had charged Johnson as much as any other customer, Bradshaw replied: "We can't afford to do things free." This column also was able to reach Bobby Baker who confirmed that he had done the leg work in arranging for the swimming pool but nothing more. He also gave his version of how he happened to buy the controversial $5M hi-fi set for Jahnson during their Senate days. Baker exlained Uiat he had persuaded Johnson to buy a $ro,- 000 life insurance policy through Don Reynolds, who charged $2.000 more than the agreed upon price. taker laid he went back to Reynolds and demanded a $'' ox) refund. Rather than return the $2 003, Reynolds offered to buy advertising time on the LBJ radio-TV stations so he cou'd charge off the money as a business expense. This seemed proper, since the LBJ Companv had uaid the premium. So Baker put Reynolds together with Walter Jenkins, an- other Johnson aide, who was also an officer of the LBJ Company. Instead of buying $2,000 worth of advertising time, Baker said, Reynolds ended up paying station KTBC-TV only $1,208 and buying the $584 stereo sef! Baker told this column that he had offered to obtain a stereo set after he heard Lady Bird Johnson mention she intended to buy one. So far as the Johnsons knew, the set was a gift from Baker. But he had arranged with Reynolds that it should be part of the $2,000 refund on Johnson's life insurance. History lovers art wondering if Rep. Michael Kirwan, D-OHio, \viH again put a damper on the celebration of George Washington's Birthday by blocking efforts to preserve the scenic view from the first Presidents home at Mount Venon, Va., across the Potomac to the Maryland shore. For Hie past three years the Ohioan has squelched an Interior Department plan for a national park opposite Mount Vernon. Last year the Senate voted $724,000 for land acquisition, but Kirwan killed it in the secrecy of a Joint Senate-House Conference, despite partial donation of the land bv the Accokeek Foundation, plus scenic easenvents by othef landowners. Kirwan is the all-powerful Chairman of an Appropriations Subcommittee whose influence can override the will of the rest of Congress, and he beUsves that the park project should be a local undertaking by Prince Georges County, Md., not a national one. However, if Kirwan and Prince George real estate operators . have their way, the chances are that the opposite Maryland shore will be developed resldentially or even rezoned commercially. The realtors can't make a killing from a park. There is a great deal more profit in selling the land ai home or apartment lots. In any case Kirwan is expected to be in there battling against the proposed park, on .the side of Maryland real estate operators and againt practically everyone else, including Congressional colleagues, historians, and the Washington, D. C., newspapers. Note—One of the most consistent battlers against the Democratic Congressman from Youngstown, Ohio, is the Republican Congresswoman from Cleveland Heights, Ohio, Mrs. Frances Bolton. Mrs. Bolton has even contributed her own funds to preserve the view opposite Mount Vernon. Moon Rockets Mammoth CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. (APV- The. mammoth Saturn 5 rocket which'will ferry the first American astronauts to the moon, hone- fully before 1970, will stand 360 feet tall, weigh 3,000 tons and produce 7.5 million pounds of thrust. For comparison, the Atlas rockets which boosted four United States astronauts into orbit were 82 feet tall, weighed 130 tons and produced 360,000 pounds thrust. §7 JAMlt MAftLOW Aueelated »re*i New* Analytt WASHINGTON (AP) — At thla time In history, when big powers would rather look like Santa Clans than Machlavelll, they show both modesty and reluctance about claiming credit for revolutions, mutinies, coups and riots. At the same time, even If big power No. 1 didn't have t hand in an overthrow In some smaller nation, this doesn't discourage big power No. 2 fforrt blaming No. 1 anyway. When a military junU last November sacked the government of President Ngo Diflh Diem In South Viet Nam, thla country officially disclaimed any Involvement although it was irked by Diem's slow war on communism. There wasn't much doubt, though, that the United State* had made the climate for the coup possible by its call for reforms in Viet Nam. The Soviet Union promptly accused this country of engineering the Coup. A few weeks ago, when Panamanians rioted against American occupants of (.he Canal Zone. Sen. Kenneth B. Keating, R-N.Y., said It was plain the vi- olonce was substantially promoted by agents trained in Fidel Castro's Cuba- The Soviets said the whole thing was the result of "American colonialism" and the Panamanians accused the United States of aggression. More recently Africans revolted against Trab rule in Zanzibar, and in Tanganyika, Uganda and Kenya native troop* mutinied. Racism and lack of discipline could have been the basic motives. But this happened a* Red Garden City Telegram Published Dally Bwept Sunday enfl Five Holiday* Tearly by t»e Telegram Publishing Company al 11T Eaat Chestnut «tlTg"-'v*n ..., ... ...... Mia» Mnrvln Smith _. Ad*ertliln« Maajaier Member ol the Aaaoeiat** fret* The Associated Press la entitled e» eiualvely to the use for reproduction •>f all the local news printed in thl* newspaper a* well aa all AP newe ind dlapatchfte. All right* ol pubUcat tlso reserved. Terms ol MibecrtptUe By carrier a month In Garden City, 11.55, payable t o carrier In advance. By carrier in other eltlea whrre •ervlce is available, 30c per week. By mall to other addreuea In Flnnt*. Lane. Scott, Wichita, Oreeley, Ham<.°ton. Kearay. Grant Hacktll ••"* Gray counties. $9.00 per year; *-heip $15.(KJ per year. Second claaa unalat* paid at City Kanaaa. If Telegram motor earner eerrt«e is required to have PUbllcatlon-daV delivery by mall In eltlea that have local carrier aenriee. local carrier China's Premfef Chou En-lai was traveling across Africa, trying to spread some influence, and Castro-trained agents were reported at the scene of trouble. It's possible that Castro is getting far more credit, or blame, than he is entitled to but, with the big nations jockeying for flower, the West could not help wondering what role communism had played In all this. Then tW» wttk the junta that threw out Viet Nam's President Diem was given the heave-ho by a new Vietnamese strong man, Maj. Gen. Nguyen Khanh. After Khanh took over, the United States did what it did after the November coup: It disclaimed any involvement The Soviets couldn't miss an opportunity like this and they, too, did what they did after the November coup: They charged th« United States was up to its neck in the coup. Khanh had something to say about his motives, and what he said will create some brand new argument. He indicated two reasons for seizing power : That the junta hadn't been fighting communism hard enough and he wanted to get rid of "traitors who advocate neutralism." Now * break between Saigon and Par*' is is expected. ' (Khanh also has been described in reports from Viet Nam as a man sorely peeved at the junta for not promoting him after the November coup.) A break between Saigon and France will hardly be bad news for the United States, which was sorely peeved at French President de Gaulle for sticking his long Gallic nose Into the Vietnamese problem. Months ago De Gaulle pror posed an end to the war In Viet Nam by neutralizing Communist North Viet Nam and U.S.. backed South Viet Nam. If It ever happened, It would be a neat way for De Gaulle to try to re-establish French influence in Viet Nam, where the French armies lost out In 1954. —Whether buying or aelling, OM Telegram Want Adst American Schools TRAIN YOUR PHARMACIST TO USE THE MEDICINES OF ALL THE WORLD FOR YOU! The vital ingredients of your prescriptions and medicine* come from the far corners ef •II the world ... but your pharmacist is trained in American skills and knowledge to help you. Morris Drug Store WE'RE CONDUCTING a little survey of no particular significance — How many of you homemakers have a window curtain in a convenient place that you slip a needle or two in — just so you can find it when you neea* one in a hurry? M It M A YOUNG friend who subscribes to "Cracked" magazine (an anti-togetherness publication) supplied us with our favorite 1964 cross-stit"h sampler Miggestion. It pictures birds, flowers, children and cottage with the simple message (in cross-stitch) "COSA NOSTRA." »• * w About this smoking thing. We have been taking notes and we report therefrom: The Loma Linda 'University mod school (in California) is having five-day clinics to help smokers knock the habit. A Kansas coach and a dairy cattle, man are organizing Smokers Anonymous. (Remember when S.A. meant "sex appeal?") A survey shows that 9') per ctrnt of the nation's chain smokers prefer ciga- rets (to chains). * * * THE SMOKE ia no thinner in the d h legislative halls of thia sovereign state, according to K«p. George W. Meeker. It may be, in fact, somewhat more dense. Our representative thought he detec&'J a definite trend toward cigars and pipes directly after the first of the ciga* ret furor. * t * RUNNING A beauty contest is not easy. All kinds of questions about qualifications come up. Flappers in the Miss Flipper contest at Liberal's Pancake Day have been notified that dyeing their hair will not disqualify them. Someone had started the rumor that it would. AUCTION 3} Milt* West ef LFetats en Hifhwey SO, 1 Mile Nerfk, 1 Mile Weir. Or 2 Miles fort, 1 Mile North, 1 MUe I*t tram Hekemb, Kowev MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3 10:00 e.m. MACHINERY IfII I.H. Mealel 411 Tieeter ee If fee. tire*, tee cearfltle*. wMe free* 1*11 I.H. MeeW "M" ee if eel. feeaj rlrei I.H. W* Treeter, teee* eeeJWee, eew rlret 1«4» J.D. 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