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editorials Pa* 4 City Tefetfrftm Friday, Nbtary ?, W4 "Honest — I Think I Can Sec Daylight* WoHd T«tef $//// a Pretense Tn a letter to his intimate friend, Joshua Speed, Abraham Lincoln wrote: "As a nation we began by declaring that 'all men are created equal; We now practically read it 'all men are created equal, except Negroes'. When the Knownothings get control, it will read 'all men are created equal except Negroes and foreigners and Catholics.' "When it comes to this, I shall prefer emigrating to some country where they make no pretense of loving liberty — to Russia, for instance, where despotism can be taken pure, and without the base alloy of hyprocisy . . ." If Abraham Lincoln were to return to life, and view the "progress" made in the matter of equality by his nation in the century since MB death, he no doubt would become sick at heart. His final years on earth were lived during this nation's greatest tragedy — Its Civil War. Lincoln, by proclamation, freed the slaves. Today he would find that although slavery doesn't exist in its pre-Civil War form, the Negro isn't free. He also would find discrimination against other minority groups and individuals. Did we fight a civil war in vain? Yes, in the sense that most wars are fought without solving problems or to the benefit of mankind. No, if we accept that it is the method men resort to when emotion replaces reason. Would Lincoln, alive today, envision another Civil War? We doubt it. The geographical lines to today's discrimination are almost non-existent, and the opposing forces are entwined throughout the nation. But he would view what has happened in the past 100 years, and know that if he returned again in 2064, all men still would not live us brothers. tetter fro the Editor He Answers Pearson A short time ago an advertisement was placed in many metropolitan papers by the John Birch Society. This advertisement pointed out that Lee Oswald, the murderer of President Kennedy, was a self-admitted Communist, and that Communists always act under orders. The Communist Party is a highly disciplined, semi-military organization, so without doubt Lee Oswald was acting under orders from higher of- fteials. I was one of the five men who signed this advertisement and aa such was singled out for a smear Job by the ultra-liberal columnist, Drew Pearson. Running true to form, Mr. Pearson in his column attacked me with half-truths and innuendoes. The tmth of the matter is this: In 1929, '30 and '31, a firm of consulting engineers of which I was part own • er, called The Winkler-Koch Engineering Company, bui'lt fifteen oil cracking plants in the Soviet Union during the first five year plan. I personally went to Russia in the fall of 1930 and spent several months there, making test runs on the first one of these plants to be completed. At that time the Ford Motor Co., International Harvester, and many of the largest firms in the United States had contracts for the erection of plants in the Soviet Union. I was naive enough to think in that far away day that I could help the Russian people by what I waa doing. What I saw in Russia convinced me of the utterly evil nature of Communism. The Russian people were enduring unspeakable agony, in torture, hunger, misery and terror, as they were bent to the wills of their cruel masters in the Kremlin. What I saw there convinced me that Communism was the most evil force the world has ever seen and I must do everything in my power to fight it, which I have done since that time. Since these contracts were finished in 1931 no further business contacts have been had with the Soviet Union. I would like to comment further on Mr. Pear- eon's smear job. In my little booklet "A Business Man Looks at Communism", of which over two and a half million have been printed and circulated in one form or another, I said: "If many of the opinions of the Warren Court had been written in the Kremlin they could not have served the Communists better." I also stated that I did not know how far he labor unions in the United States had been infiltrated by Communists, but some of them apparently veiy far indeed judging by the hatredand venom that was spewed out in many labor papers. I also stated that some of the Protestant church- els in the United States had been infiltrated; that mini- Bters do not become Communists, but that Communists become ministers. — FRED C. KOCH, Wichita. Hoi Boyle Soyi — U.S. Again Blushes at Embarrassment of Power By JAMES MAR LOW WASHINGTON (AP) - The sheer embarrassment of power from which this country suffers was reflected best, perhaps, in Congress as Fidel Castro cut off most of the water supply of the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo In Cuba. One member after another Thursday got up to say this country must do something, while being vague on what. Not Sen. Barry Goldwater, up in New Hampshire campaigning for thr Republican presidential nomination. He had a very simple solution: Send in the Marines to turn on the water. feut the answer isn't quite that simple, as President Johnson decided later. While this country has thr power to crush Castro in a minute, it first has to worry about a couple of other things, either of which, if it happened, might do more damage than Castro: 1. It must be careful how it throws its power around at a time when it is preaching reasonable settlements, trying to influence small and backward to self-determination. S 2. It doesn't know what IMS* sia would do. If this country tro and Russia leaped to his fense, what started Out as a nS nor foray would be ft world wfP. Russia, the other big master power, suffers exactly the game embarrassment with its own problems, never knowing what to expect from this country if it gets aggressive. Thus the two giants, clothed in more power than any nations In ' history, are in a dreadful kind of stand off. A war between ^ /lie Jui&laff Draw Pearson Reports Johnsonites Should Have Used Reynolds' Record WASHINGTON — The Johnson administration has been criticized for being too Madison Avenue- minded. But the truth is that when it comes to protecting themselves from Senate attacks the Johnsonites arc about as impotent as a bunch of lame tadpoles marooned on • dry mud- bank. It has been four months since the resignation of Bobby Baker made it certain that he and his ex-associate, Don Buck Reynolds, would be In the headlines. Reynolds was a close friend of Rep. John McMillan. D.-S.C., • leader of the South Carolina group with which Eobby Baker, the former Senate page boy from South Carolina, consorted. Despite the time lapse, neither the Administration nor the Senate Democrats on the Senate Rules , Committee, who knew thoy would do the investigating, ran a cursory check such as digging into the newspaper morgues regarding the man known to be the chief witness-accuser in the case. Looking through the flics of the Washington M«rry-Go-Round, I found that on July 5, 1853, Don Reynolds was a witness before the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding the admission of 340,000 Iron Curtain refugees proposed by President Eisenhower. That column read in part: "Key witness was Air Force Major Don Reynolds, an ex-State Department official, who launched into charges that the staff which screened immigrants overseas was loaded with Communists, sex deviates, and Jews. At Committee would have access to the old files of th.e Senate Judiciary Committee and to the State Department personnel records and Air Force records regarding Maj. Reynolds. A careful search of these files would Gibbs McAdoo, then Secretary of the Treasury, with an inscription, "I always thought Boston was a state of mind." ... The book remained one of JFK's most cherished mementoes .... President Johnson borrowed Rep. Wright Patman of Texarkana, Tex., in urging Congress to investigate the chain stores. It was Patman who first warned of chain store impact both on the public and on the farmer. He persuaded Congress to pass the Robinson-Patman Act to regulate the chains. have unearthed the story of how heavily from the pioneering of the Air Force tried to throw out - —.-.-. Reynolds but was overruled by powerful solons on Capitol Hill. The story illustrates the manner in which the brass hats sometimes cower and retreat before the politicians. "Senator McCarran and other Congressional leaders," stated one Air Foroa report, "interceded directly with top Air Force officials, including *crotary Talbott and Gen. Thomas White, on Reynolds' behalf. The Secretary approved the board's findings (that he was physically fit and able to return to active duty). "According to the records, Major Reynolds then exerted Intense political pressure. At the same time, Major Reynolds was eligible normally for separation under the then current RIF policy, as an excess officer. "Finally, following an inquiry from a Congressman to then Assistant Secretary White concerning the willingness of the Air Force to accept an unqualified resignation, Major Reynolds voluntarily submitted his request for separation under AFR 36-12, on Nov. 19, 1953, with the understanding that, if accepted, his resignation would be under honorable conditions. On recommendation of the Air Force Personnel Board, the Secretary'of the Air Force accepted the 'un- THERE'S A fee schudule at the dispensary run in northern Nigeria by Dominican nun Sister Cornelia and two other nurses. The charges are nominal, but they are strictly adhered to. * * * "WHEN THE people pay, we can be fairly sure that they'll take the medicine and follow the instructions we give," Sister Cornelia explained. "We discovered early that many of them were not using government-distributed sulfa or malaria medication. It had been given to them, so that it was not 'good medicine."' Of course, no one is turned away if they can't pay. They are told they "owe." And frequently they return much later to pay, To discourage people coming on the day the dispensary was closed, the nuns doubled the small fees. But it didn't work. Many natives came anyway. One man made it a point to come on that day — he thought they were giving out better medicine because it cost more! * * * THERE are four main tribes in Nigeria and more than 200 tribes in all ; the nuns have come to know some of the language and many of the customs of each. She finds that the parents are very concerned for their children's health. Many of the young natives help at the dispensary and hospital. They learn English in the schools and are good translators. Some of the girls who help are wearing the pink uniforms discarded some years back by aides and help at St. Catherine's The uniforms were unpopular here, Sister Cornelia remembered and says as she shows slides, "But see how nice they look on our girls in Africa." * * * ON HER first trip to the U.S. after a three- year stay in Nigeria, Sister Cornelia is eager to get back to the people and her work. She carries pictures of many native babies and children. She has many favorites in and around the compound. '' "They are beautiful' people," she says simply — and sincerely. * nations, and arguing their right them would destroy them both, and aggression by either would unhinge their influence. Nobody undrittndi this en barrassed immobility of the ants better than French Pr dent Charles de Gaulle. He feels free to butt in all over, talking- of French prestige while look< ing for business for French trad-j 1 ers. And certainly Castro and oth*. ers, like Panama, understand ife- Both Cuba and Panama haft: defied the United States but in such a way—by arguing legality —as to have some plausibility and win sympathy. "" Panama protests the Amerl* can-Panamanian treaty of 1003 which gave this country a right'.' to stay in Panama's Canal Zone forever, a treaty arranged when' Panama was weakened evfed more helpless than it is now. •-"•• Castro is irked by another 1903 treaty, this one American-" Cuban, arranged when Cuba 1 was also far weaker than now'. It gives the United States the right to the Guantanamo naval base as long as it wants to stay there. Last Sunday the U.S. Coast Guard seized four Cuban fishing vessels off the Florida coast,' charged they were operating within American territorial wfl: tcrs and turned them and their • crews over to Florida author!-, ties. Nine crewmen were released for various reasons, 29 were held. Castro argued they had not been seized in American water! but in intercontinental waters.'- • So he announced: ...,'.". The Guantanamo water sup-' ply from Cuba would be shut off until the rest of the crewmen,, were released. Thursday night, > he said he would turn on the, water for one hour daily. •_-• Tho Unltod Statos can iupply water to the base by its owp,, devices without any water from inside Cuba. But this means millions of gallons a -week. That'a both a lot of water and a lot of, trouble. one point he started reeling off qualified resignation' submitted Women Lose fear of Mice NEW YORK (AP) — Jumping every stranger, and no bystand- to conclusions—and how many er is without some guilt. do you agree with? Women formerly had an awe of men and a fear of mice. Today they have neither. They no longer hold men in •we because it has become a woman's world, decade by .decide, law by law. And they no longer are afraid of mice, ba- cauie the average girl of 21 probably hai never seen a mouse in her life except perhaps In a high ichool biological laboratory. A millionaire may know how to make money, but his advice U no better than the next fellow's when it comes to suggestions on how to cure your attack Of hiccups. 1 Prinking lots of milk In your youth is no guarantee you'll have good teeth when you're older. Two mythical portent I've always heard about but never , , met are—the innocent bystand- Parasol ants cut and drag er and the total stranger. There leaves to their underground nest* li jomethinf familiar about •« beds for food fungi. I always feel sorry for the guy who brags he owns "a one man dog." I feel either the man is awfully lonely—or his dog has poor judgment. The hardest tiling to forgive in an old friend is to see him taking up new vices you no longer feel up to yourself. The easiest way for hospitals to pay off their deficits would be for them to charge spectators a fee to watch operations. People today are starved for live entertainment. They are sick and tired of canned amusement. Never lend money to a man who uses a gold toothpick in public. He's only trying to build up a false credit rating. the names of staff members he regarded as sex deviates. Sen Arthur Walkins, R.-Utah indignantly called a halt on the ground that the names were hearsay. This brought Sen. Herman Welker, R.-Idaho, into the fray, angrily insisting that the names be put on the record, As chairman, however, Watkins overruled him. " Thlt column, published nearly eleven years ago, indicated that the man whom the Senate Rules Committee used as the key witness against President Johnson might be anti-Semitic and certainly was careless in leveling wholesale charges at other people. The President of the United States is supposed to have access to all files in the executive branch of the government. Senate committees, within reason, are supposed to have access to most files. Certainly the Senate Rules by Major Reynolds and he was discharged effective Nov. 20, 1953." That is how political pressure sometimes operates in high places. Incidentally, the No. 1 man who yielded to that pressure, Secretary of the Air Force Harold Talbott, was later forced to resign himself because he was caught using the Air Force on behalf of his personal business interests. That is also how records of Senate witnesses either get lost in the cavernous labyrinth of government bureaucracy or else are deliberately ignored by investigating Senators. Mrs. Sargtnt Shrlvor was dashing to a birthday cruise down the Potomac with her late brother, President John F. Kennedy, when she stooped in at Charlie Kohen's antique shop at the last minute for a present. 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