Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on February 4, 1964 · Page 2
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Garden City, Kansas
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Tuesday, February 4, 1964
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editorials f ht WoHd "Ah, Wio Wants* Walk A Straight Line Anyhow?" Sorry, No Survey ~M"o, we aren't going to take a survey of the con- sliming public to ask whether or not they want trading stamps. Such a survey was suggested in a letter to the editor yesterday from a representative of a stamp firm. It's not that we fear the outcome. We would admit in advance that a majority of the buying public would favor stamps. Why not? If the consumer was asked if he or she wanted anything of value without extra charge, the answer would be in the affirmative. We would agree with surveys which have shown that trading stamps do not cause a rise in consumer prices — not if the merchant offering the stamps wants to stay competitive. But someone has to pay for the stamps. If it's not the consumer, then it's the merchant who must add to hvs steadily mounting overhead. To use public pressure to promote trading stamps is unfair. It would be similar to this newspaper going to its reading public and asking them if they want the paper free — to be given by local merchants to each customer. No doubt many would answer in the affirmative, and then we could take the results to the merchants and say: "See what your consumers want. You had better start giving your customers a newspaper with each order." The only ones who rightfully could be questioned in a survey on trading stomps are the merchants themselves. They must pay for stamps, so they should make the decision, Letter to the Editor Deserve Same Respect Some short weeks in the past, the President of the United States was on a political tour through the Southwest — not on duty as the elected official! as President of the U.S. — and was assassinated, which was a national tragedy. The nation went into mourning, flags at half-mast, special church services, sympathy messages from many foreign lands and naming various things in his memory. Now when three men who were on duty for the U.S. government commanded by their superior officers were shot down by Communist gun fire, by some it was only an isolated incident — not worth of much concern to the nation. These three men were only a small part of the men and planes which have been killed and destroyed in the past. Do they not deserve the same respect and honor, or are we going to ignore it, and do with the Com- muni$t threat as we are doing with the national debt- pass it on to the sons and daughters of the future, and expect any respect or reverence from them? — A. L. HEBREW. Garden City. THE THING that'd cheer moat of us up on A bright, balmy day in February is a dark, dreary day of rain. * + * OVER HEARD: Mother discussing her son, "Well, I told him he'd have to stay in Scouts at least until his uniform wore out or got too small." * * * FREQUENTLY IN these times we are called upon to aid world and nation-wide worthy causes — health and charitable funds. But occasionally there is real need for help close to home, for someone who livea In our own town. Friends and neighbors of teenager Anna Marie Jimenez who waa seriously injured last week in a traffic accident are a&king for ^uch help 'now. The girl faces long and expensive treatment. Contributions are being sought to help lighten the financial burden for her parents. You may call Mrs. Mike Orozco, (6-4526) 608 West Chestnut, or Mrs. Grace Bribiesca at 6-8000. Or mail your contribution to them. * * * IF IT'S any consolation, statistics show that two out of every three chil- • dren under five years of age in this country have cavities. Among the 15-19-year-old group, five out of six have decayed teeth with one out of four having at least eight diseased teeth. * * ^r ANOTHER TOOTHSOME item: Some Moslem sects consider that brushing the teeth is equal to saying 70 prayers. A dentist in such a group, you rtug-ht say, possibly wouldn't have a prayer. 4. h. Queen Mother Has Surgery LONDON (AP)-Queen Mother Elizabeth underwent a .successful emergency appendectomy today which forced her to cancel a 30,000-mile trip to Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Sir Arthur Porritt, the royal surgeon, said the operation on the 63-year-old mother of Britain's reigning queen, lasted ; about half an hour. "The queen mother is very well," Porritt told newsmen, "but she will not receive any visitors today." Stricken with acute pain after church Sunday, the queen mother was taken to the King Edward Hospital for Officers in London Monday night. Siie had been scheduled tn leave on her six-week tour Friday. A woman of matronly charm, the queen mother holds a high place in the British public's affection. Garden City Telegram Radio, Television Turn President into Showman ly JAMtS MARLOW AmclsHd Press Maw* Analyst WASHINGTON (AP) - Lucky Calvin Coolidge was president when the strong sllett type was still an American ideal. It fitted him fine. He didn't have much to say anyway. When he did use radio, it was dismal. President Franklin D. ftoose* velt went on radio every time he thought it useful, and he used news conferences, too, although the Utter weren't on radio and there wasn't television. He became a kind of national father by the sheer magic of his humorous, barbed, consoling, concerned and always controlled voice. No wonder he stayed in office. Who wants to throw out the head of the family? Now radio and television have made a president an almost constant showman. This can be a political help. But when he has to keep asking himself—how am I doing?—in order to stay in focus, it's bound to make him self-conscious. President John F. Kennedy worked overtime, staying in front of the camera. The picture that came across was of a highly intelligent, extremely well informed, witty and self-assured young man. This was how he wanted to appear, of course, and he did it all with great ease and grace. But no one wtjching, either at one of his news conferences or on television, could escape the feeling he was conscious of the whole country observing his every expression and gesture, and judging accordingly. President Johnson in public has neither Kennedy's wit nor ease. He not only looks far more self-conscious than his predeces- Hol Boyle Soys — Livery Stable Offered Future sor but acts that way. For example, at last Saturday'! news conference, which was televised. Johnson is a hearty, positive, ebullient man. Saturday he looked deliberately subdued, almost mournful with dignity, and certainly not too positive on at least one area of foreign affairs. This was when he gave his views on French President de Gaulle's proposal to neutralize Southeast Asia. Later, after some conversations with th* State Department, his aides sought to clarify his meaning. The whole performance appeared unnatural for a man of Johnson's zip. This probably explains why he still hasn't settled on any one way to hold a news conference. Even so, with the statements he has made, the policies he has announced, the programs he has mentioned to Congress, and his few solemn public talks on television, he has done well politically. The evidence U in the public opinion polls which show him ahead of all the would-be presidential candidates among the Republicans. Unfortunately for him, his greatest asset is one which sim- Drew Pearson Reports Greek Restaurateur Comes To Lunch, Embraces LBJ NEW YORK (AP) — Memory every family had a grandpa, a ts the only kind of an after life grandma, or an unmarried uii- iwe know while still on earth, cle or aunt living with them. Through the magic of remem- People had more fun enter- brance the past events of our talning each other than they existence can be born and re- now do watching and listening born as often as fond recollec- to mlllion-dollar-a-year perform- tion desires. ers on television. There wasn't enough leisure to be bored— But as rln»» of growth date a there were too many things that tree, so do the memories we had to be done, like to recount date us surely- ^ £im lec<J ftf j j and perhaps more certainly ever ^ a w w j g on * » than we'd sometimes really care bought at a counter ^ the local to reveal. five-and-ten store—and the pur- There's no doubt at all, for chase left you broke for a week, gress to get what he wanted, example, that you ve been A thrifty minister's wife never This explains why some of his through quite a few cycles of threw away the buttons found biggest programs, once the ran sunshine and storm if you can in the church collection plate on look back and remember Sundays. She could always use ply can't be shown on a screen. That's his relentl ss drivig That's his relettess driving energy—the endless hours, the deluge of telephone calls, the White House sessions with his aides, the conferences with members of Congress—to push through what he wants done. In this particular area — the energy, drive, follow-up and determination to keep trying- Kennedy could never match him. Kennedy's biggest defect, perhaps, was lack of pursuit, his failures to hammer on Con- WASHINGTON — It isn't often gather with the aid w« give the a guest at a formal White House Turkish Army and the Turkish luncheon gets up, wanders civilian economy, keep the coun- around the room, and drops his try on its feet. Greece gets no ^ arm around the President of the aid from us, but if American aid tried desperately to reach it. United States as if the President to Turkey were withdrawn, the Repeated messages were sent were his son. But this is what happened at the recent White House luncheon for the Queen of Greece. Members of the cabinet, leading senators, distinguishd diplomats were present. Suddenly thoy noted John Govatos, restaurant owner from Corpus Christi, ambling up to the head table. Protocol officers looked a bit askance, but things have been more informal around the White House since the Johnsons took over, and nobody got up to ask Mr. Govatoj, to sit down. In fact, the only move was a very quiet one' by President Johnson himself when Mr. Govatos leaned over and started to be as affectionate toward the Queen of Greece as he was toward the President. At this point, Johnson discreetly placed a protective arm over the Queen's chair. Finally Mr. Govatos returned to his own table and the guests soon learned why he occupied a privileged position in the heart of LBJ. Queen Frcderika revealed the secret. She said that a former citizen of Greece, now living in Texas, had once predicted to Lyndon Johnson when he was a little boy that he would beome President of the United States. It was only right, therefore, that the man who had made that prediction should come to Washington and embrace the onetime little boy who had fulfilled his prediction. Senator* draw *n allowance from the taxpayers for their round trip home between Congressional sessions. Despite this, three Senate leaders wangled a free trip back to Washington for the opening session. All three went to Florida for their Christmas holiday — Senate Democratic Loader Mike Mansfield on a fishing trip, Senate Republican Leader Everett Dirksen to his winter home in when— them later to sew on the chil- Many a young man aspired to dren's clothes, own his own livery stable, be- These were among the most carrying reconnaissance plane cause, after all, what other bus- burning moral issues: Should wo- by any experienced pilot. i ness offered • more secure fu- men bob their hair, and should 2. When the T-39 strayed over ture? they smoke in public? East Germany, the Air Force A fellow who preferred ciga- Norman Thomas was regard- rettes to chewing tobacco or cl- ed as a wild-eyed radical andta gars was regarded as a sissy, threat to the two-party system. into stiff congressional ance, bogged down. resist- SEAT BELTS hntallatf V f)A Mm Pr. Oalv • •«" Con ALLEN'S SAFETY CENTER «M N. m country would collapse. over the international distress "I Wonder What Became of There was a time when Turkey frequency, warning the pilot that Sally" was one of America's fa- was considered essential to he had crossed the demarcation vorite songs. line. This frequency is closely A working man thought he monitored by all nations, includ- had a swell job if he only had Ing Russia and East Germany, to put in half a day on Satur- They must have heard the fran- days. tic messages telling the pilot to Getting a baby titter was no return. big worry, because practically American defenses. But modern missiles have made the United States much more important to Turkey than Turkey is to the United States. We have withdrawn our missile bases, some of our bombers, and arc considering the withdrawal of more. On Cyprus Turks have refused to integrate with Greek population. On the Greek Island of Rhodes, there are proportionately more Turks than on Cyprus, but on this island there is harmony. Greeks and Turks mingle. On the divided island of Cy prus, however, as long as the Turks figure they are essential to the United States, they act as if they have the whip hand. It should be fairly easy for the Johnson Administration to demonstrate otherwise. All the facts about the down ing of the U.S. jet trainer over East Germany have been sifted by the Air Force. There can no longer be any dispute that the incident, as stated in the official protest, was "a callous and inexcusably brutal act of violence against an unarmed aircraft that accidentally strayed over the demarcation line." Here are the facts: 1. The T-39 jet trainer couldn't possibly have been mistaken for an armed fighter or camera* Court Rules Against Doctor D«ily E*e«p« JwrwUv |t>d Fly. Tht T«l»9f«m Punching t -»3? Yearly •» III fait CheMwt 0111 N*/un Suit* J'KKMS OK SUBSCRIPTION by c»rrl»r • wvnth In Harden City $1.58. P»yubla to Mrrttt ta »dv»nc«. By c«rrt«r In other cities wher* servloo U »v|il«bl«7»o t*r wtak Ui m»t) to other tddreut* ID Flnney, L»nt, Scott. Wichita, Ureejey. HuiiiltoiT Kearny, <}r»Dt UMlnl »nd C,r»y covjqtle*. W.QQ per ytjiri «Uevber« 116 M L'ical ADU «rw vullec* lludeut*. W-UU (01 V-tnpptli «cOool ye«r Sv'cow: CI«M v<*t»»« peld »t u«r4«o city, Mai**. , . If TeleKrWD motor ntrrlir fervice t* rtquirM to h»vt puuiic»tion-day at «• •» «»« 1> »*"•• «»* **»« '^ wrrtw wrIU W ewSer r.ti tfMfhM el T»« *M«»(»t*« rmi tociktM *Tw. U entitled exclusively to the uf* tor reproauuuoii oc»l n«w« printed In thla uowscouur M veil «w *11 AP o«w« ana ... _.i^_ -* p^ettta, «| jjfcjjj (Hf^tvtvw ir« «40 rewrve* KANSAS CITY (AP) - The Kansas City Court of Appeals De lias enjoced Dr. James J. Bary, and Florida Sen. Spessard Allain, eye specialist, from prac- Holland to his home in Bartow. ticing in North Kansas City or Mansfield and Dirksen asked anywhere within a radius of 50 the Defense Department to give air miles from St. Joseph, Mo., them a jet ride back to Wash- until June 2, 1965. ington. Supposedly, it is against The opinion, handed down Defense Department policy to Monday, reverses a ruling made furnish planes for Senators and Nov. 10, 1963 by circuit Judge Congressmen except for official J- Donald Murphy. Judge Mur- business. pay's decision was appealed by But the brass hats discreetly 19 doctors who operate the decided that the two Senate lead- Thompson, Brumm fc Knepper ers were too influential to offend. Clinic in St. Joseph, in which The Air Force not only cranked Dr. Allain has been a partner, up a Lockheed Jetstar for them Dr. Allain left the clinic June but sent Gen. C. R. Rodricfc to 2, 1962, and began practicing in Orlando, Fia., to escort them. North Kansas City. The other The three powerful senators, doctors sued, claiming that Dr coming from different directions, Allain violated a clinic covenant met at McCoy Air Force base which barred him from practic- for the hour-and-45-minute flight ing within 50 miles of St. Joseph back to the nation's capital. for th/ee years after leaving to* clinic. The United States has a rela- The opinion, written by Floyd tively simple way of preventing L. Sperry, a court commissioner war on Cyprus, and not a single said the plaintiffs warned Dr. Marine would have to be sent to AUain that the restriction would that strife torn island to do it. he enforced. , All the United States had to do "He chose to disregard the is start curtailing American aid warning because he thought the to Turkey. plaintiffs were bluffing," the At present, there are approxi- commissioner s»ld. mitely 10,000 U. S. Air Force Dr. Allain has 15 days to ask persouael in Turkey. These, to- for a new hearing. Overfteelhifl, Cemelete MetoreM*ee, lerlaf, Vdve Re» e,. Irake Reftelr, Tweep. Trent. Repair. Oil ckeife. ft Wteferlatof. ALLEN'S SAFETY CENTER •INTIRNATIONAt MUMURS . . . WHft A Written aeermtee fer ei long m Tee Owe Hie Cer! *14 N. •»» See Alk** Rim IR «.7M1 A PERMANENT. 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