Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on February 5, 1964 · Page 2
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editorials Drew Pearson Report* the World Today MIT Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1964 Pay the Price VWTmt makes for a pood high school education? Some answers are provided this month in School Management magazine, which reports on the results of achievement tests. The survey revealed that high scores apparently had little or nothing to do with some familiar sacred cows of today's educators. They are: —Whether or not a student's high school has a guidance or counseling program. —The amount of homework assigned hy teachers. —The number of study hall periods per week. —Provisions for grouping by "ability" or "progress." On the other hand, those who came through the tesfta with the best scores did come from schools (regardless of size) which enjoyed: —The highest per-pupil expenditures, year after year. —The highest starting salaries for teachers. —The greatest number of school days. —The most experienced skiffs. —The greatest number of books in the school library. It's a worthwhile survey, even if it only re-s/tate* ''what school patrons should recognize. This is that you get what you pay for, that good students come from good teachers, that the best students are those Who have had the most exposure to their subjects, and that If it wants good education, a community must be willing to pay for it. lett«r to the Editor Silent Spring Here? Silent Spring — with no apologies to Rachel Carson. Silent springs are what we are going to have from now on if something isn't done about the cat population of our city. It's not only the wild cats — and they are many — but our beloved house cats also. "0 my Tabby never catches a bird — well hardly ever. When he does he doesn't eat it — well the bird is dead anyway. The wild cats catch birds for survival — every cat has th* right to life, liberty and the pursuit of birds. But so do the birds have some rights. Once a week at least I rake up the remains of birds in my back yard, and remains are all 1 have any more. Birds no lon?ei* come to my feeder — or to the bath to bathe or drink — they are afraid to. I am a cat lover — the dearest pets I have ever had were cats — even to the one which used to follow me to bring in the cows. Blacky would get too hct and have a fit along side the path — Ponto and I sat and waited and then we three trailed the cows on home. But I loved Blacky all the same. If the police have effective cat traps, why could they not set.them in different neighborhoods each day or week — warninp cat owners that they were doing «o — and deal with the captured cats as they aee fit. Unless sftme such steps are taken there will soon t>e no birds. They are very pcnrce now, and we will have the Silent Spring. — INEZ A. DUNN, Garden City. SOME THINGS we learned from reading several pounds of Sunday papers . . . \ BUBBLES, BEEHIVES, bouffants, bell-shapes and back-combing: are on their way out. (They keep saying it.) Women's hair styles are due to return to soft waves and "small head" styles. The "marcel" of yesteryear (washboard waves), however, will never come back, hairdressers promise. THE ELECTRIC bill at the White House for one month was $4,200; and that's one reason President Johnson is set on turning out lights that are not being used. * * * A "DO-it-yourself" course has been started in Milwaukee to help mothers "talk out their troubles." * -*• * DR. LUTHER L. Terry, surgeon general of the U.S., smokes a pipe but he says he never turns down a cigaret. He accepts every one offered him . . , and tears it up! * * * TRAVEL IS the newest merchandise offered to trading stamp savers. There are more than 300 stamp firms now in business and most of them offer everything in travel from a trip to grandmas to a grand tour of Europe. w * + SIMILE BY Brendan Behan, author: "He had • face like a plateful of mortal sins.' •* MISSPELLING ON a grand scale: A meat packer distributed more than a million packages of "r.as- tromi" before realizing it should've been labelled "pastrami." i "ETAMINOU" IS the name of a new fabric, 1 It's marie of rayon and has a linen-like weave with "staying qualities." Garden City Telegram D«lly Except Smui«v end FI V « Hgllf'eyi T,«rly fy ffce Telegrem Publishing Company Tel»Pi««e II e-l?3? I if Uit Hr*v» TEHMtJ OF 8U88CRIPTWN "'"~ ......... "" """ Mjr terrier • mouth In Utrdett City fl.U P*yubU to e*rHer to »dvmc». •» eemtf l» ether cltlM where aerviot U •valUbteTsOc |»r week J» rn»U to other •ddreM* In Ftnney. Une, Scott. Wlchitt. Uroeley. HwntltoT ftarw. Great KM**) »nd Gray oountiee. |»-QO per year: eUevtwy $j|T5» jUOMl W0 *r*« college ttudenu. l&.uu for v-month t«fcooi mr. SMMMIC: cJ«M (K»t«je paid »t G»rd«n City. K«a*M If T*l*fr«tt motor carrier e#rvtce U required to h»Tt pubUMUoa-4** l»*»w W (Ml) I" HUM ttet h»re »«*! otrriw ie Witness Against LBJ Has Unreliable Record GOP Candidate May Come From 'Reticent' Ranks WASHINGTON — Don B. Reynolds, the star witness against President Johnson in the Bobby Baker case, has brought reckless charges in the past against people who crossed him, accusing them o£ being communists and sex deviates. He went fe> the FBI on October 9, 1952, with a list of alleged spies. After a costly investigation, the FBI cleared them all and concluded that Reynolds merely had been taking out his "personal grievances" against <he accused. Indeed, he made so many falsfe accusations that the FBI in May, 1953, turned the tables on him and began an investigation of his own activities. The FBI found that Reynolds, as an American consular official and later an Air Force officer had not only furnished false information to the government but had also: 1. Sold wrist watches, jewelry, cognac, and perfume on the black market in postwar Germany; 2. Indulged in promiscuous sex relations with German girls, using his position as a consular official to persuade pretty visa applicants to submit to him; 3. Used his Influence to get a visa for Hildegard Buchal, a German beauty, with whom he had been living in adultery; 4. Made anti-semitic and anti- negro remarks as a consular official in Berlin at a time when the United States was trying to stamp out anti-semitism in Germany. As a result of the FBI findings, the Air Force ironically began proceedings against Reynolds on the same charge that he had brought against so many others — namely that he was a "security risk." He was accused by the Air Force if "lacking morality, discretion, reliability, and trustworthiness". Reynold* promptly went over the heads of the Air Force and FBI to capitol hill. He became an informer for the late Senator Pat McCarran, D-Nev., who was trying to block the admission of immigrants to this country. At one closed-door session, Reynolds launched into charges that the immigration bureau staff which screened immigrants into this country was loaded with communists, sex deviates and Jews. As h« started reeling off the names of staff members he regarded as sex deviates, Chairman Arthur Watklns, R-Utah, indignantly called a halt on the ground that the names were hearsay. But Reynolds Ingratiated himself with McCarran, who brought pressure on the Air Force to drop the "security risk" charges. Instead, the Air Force quietly hustled Reynolds out of the service with an honorable discharge. Reynold* admitted to government investigators in May, 1953, that he had engaged in black market activities in Germany and that he had used his post as a consular officer to arrange sexual relations with girls seeking visas. He also admitted that he had arranged a visa for his girl friend, Hildegard Buchal, to enter Switzerland, then had tried to get her admitted teto the United States from Switzerland In order to circumvent the emigration regulations in Germany. Under FBI cross-examination, Reynolds also confessed he had threatened a German girl that he would use his "connections" to get her deported if she testified for his wife in a divnrce suit. When the FBI interviewed Reynolds' associates, they described him as "vicious and malicious," quick to take revenge against anyone Who crossed him. He was also described by them as "deceitful and untrustworthy." The FBI also discovered that he had made false statements to the government on many occasions. In hit p«r*onal history statement, submitted March 29, 1951, Reynolds claimed to be an* outstanding student at Georgetown University's Foreign Service School. However, the FBI learned from the university's records that Reynolds hadn't completed his requirements for a BS degree but was granted a degree on June 9, 1941, because he was going into the Army. On another government form, he listed attendance at Georgia Tech, though there is no record at the school erf his enrollment. In May 1953, he told the FBI that he had been "truned back" from the military academy at West Point after contracting pneumonia. The Academy's records showed that he was dropped in January 1938, for academic deficiency, that he gained readmission but was discharged again in 1940 for failing in chem- isty. Yet the Senate Rules Committee amazingly accepted Don Reynolds's testimony against President Johnson and released it to the public without checking out his background. Several witnesses have already appeared before the committee to dispute details of Reyndds's testimony. One witness, Leonard Bursten, told S2nate investigators that he was present once when Reynolds flew into violent rage, "almost foaming at the mouth." It looks as if Chief Counsel P. L. McLendon, having put Reynolds on the witness stand without checking or challenging him, is now trying to ignore the evidence that has suddenly turned up against him. By JAMfeS MAftLOW WASHINGTON (AP)—Republican* are at sixes and sevens, or eights. Four have announced they want their party's presidential nomination although why two of them (think they have a chance is a mystery. Four others, more reticent, deny they seek the nomination but don't deny they'd accept a draft. In fact, three say they would. Some of the eight are jibing al one another and most are jibing at President Johnson and his programs. The harshest criticism so far is from Sen. Barry Goldwater, of Arizona. He called Johnson a "highwayman of the bureaucratic spoils system." Goldwater, 55, and these three are the active candidates, all campaigning in the New Hampshire primary: New York's Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller, 55; Sen. Margaret Chase Smith of Maine, oldest of the candidates at 66; and Harold E. Stassen, 56, now a Philadelphia lawyer, who made a big pitch for the nomination in 1948 but lost. Goldwater, far to the right of the others, like the others claim she could run things better. Rockefeller, whose prospects dipped after his divorce and remarriage, is oo the liberal side. He is critical not only of Johnson but of Goldwater, too, and for good measure he has taken • swipe at former Vice President Richard M. Nixon, who Is one of the reticent four. Nixon, who shows plenty of signs of hoping for the nomination while steadfastly insisting he won't seek it, only recently said he would accept a draft. It's hard to figure out why Stassen is in the race. He was the "boy wonder" governor of Minnesota—from 1998 to 1943— but has never been elected to anything since. Why is he trying for the nomination now? "To enlarge the debate," he says, and to try for the nomination. This week he promised New Hampshire an international airport if he gets elected. But then it's hard to say why Sen. Smith—a charming woman and excellent senator and politician who has been in Congress since 1940 and has never lost an election—thinks she has a fiddler's chance for the presidential spot. It's from the four reticent Republicans that the party may actually pick its candidate. Besides Nixon, now 51, the others are: Pennsylvania's Gov. Wil* Ham W. Scranton, 47; Michigan's Gov. George Romney, 58; and ' Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., American ambassador to South Viet Nam. After losing the presidency td John F. Kennedy in 1900, Nixon tried his luck again, this time for the governorship of California in 1962, and lost again. 1m* mediately afterwards, in bittef j criticism of the treatment h« got from the press, he told re* porters that was Iiis last newt conference, Scranton frankly says that while he won't seek the nomination he'd accept it but would enter no primaries. He has on* j big handicap: He and his quail* fications are hardly known outside Pennsylvania. He served one term in Congress. Lodge, appointed ambassador I to South Viet Nam late last year by President Kennedy, has not | held elective office since Kennedy took his Senate seat away ] from him in 1952. When he ran for the vice presidency in i9601 on the ticket with Nixon, he lost again. ef Tfct entitled e*clu»lv«]y to Hol Boyle Soys — It's Time For Talk —Double NEW YORK (AP)—Have you brushed up on your double-talk lately? Winter is a good time to practice this most necessary of social skills, which .makes civilized conversation possible. Double-talk, it will be recalled, is the art of saying one thing while thinking another. Here are a few examples of double-talk with their literal translations. "I don't knoW what I'd do without you." But I'd sure like to give it a try. ' "Yes, sir, I recommend the corned beef highly. As a matter of fact, I had it myself before coming on duty." That explains why I've got these gas pains right now. "Receiving rhlt company 25- year pin, boss, makes me feel more humbly grateful than words can say. I'll always treat- ure it." This always has been a cheap outfit. I know a lot of firms that give a guy a gold watch after 25 years. "As his teacher, Mrs. Smythe, I can assure you that your little boy is not backward — despite his low marks." He's just downright dumb like his mother. "It sounds like a great idea, chief. You're « real genius." 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