Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on February 11, 1964 · Page 3
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Garden City, Kansas
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Tuesday, February 11, 1964
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editorials Onrrfrn rftjr t>l«»t«ltil Tuesday, febtvtf* 11,tt*4 Down in Dallas 'T'here's an oddball down Texas-way — Dallas, to be exact — who is preaching a white-supermecy doctrine via the mail*,. His messages spell out his bigoted beliefs In rhyme. From his tripe, we find: . . . The white race was brought forth ifi special creation. . . . The white race of Adam, and all other rac«9 are not so related in slightest degree. ... The non-whites date backward ifi years many millions, while white race of Adam to 4,000 B.C. ... So Adam, first white man, was special creation, developing not from starting low strand; white non-whites have come from far back in history, developing along as requirements demand. ... The white men of His (Christ's) day was a]l he would see, He associated not with the rest; His time and attention was for them alone, as for Him, they were only blessed. The writer and his kind were those who heckled, spit upon and otherwise molested Adlai Stevenson when he visited Dallas in October. He and his kind are those who feed on hate, who see Comtnu- nits behind every government desk, and who present a grave danger to this nation. But his prejudice, born of ignorance and natured in hate, arouses some guilt as we read his words. We deplore his beliefs as contradictory to our Christian thought, but we also confess lin-Christ-like hatred of our own. This is our hate toward this Texan, and all those like him. Start Calling Scattered about the country are people of sufficient means and more-than-sufficient devotion to various causes. The combination produced letters to the editors of — W e presume — every daily newspaper in these United States. Some provide individually typed letters for all 1,700 or so of us. Others, like a lady in New Orleans who considers President Johnson's economy move against some of the more wasteful military installation*, a move for disarmament, are satisfied to mimeograph their epistles. A sense of urgency, if not coherency, impels thes« people, and our New Orleans friend winds up her letter with what must be considered a model "Call to Action." We quote: "Americans Wake Up! Protest this! "Write your Senators. Write to your Representatives. "Write to your Mayors, Governors, Police Chiefs and Sheriffs. "Talk, talk to everyone you meet. Call up your friends. Get the message through. Tomorrow may be too late. We will be living under the U.N. Peace Force!" So, Frank and Jim, if you get calls demanding that you "do something" to stop the closing of an Army training base in New York City, you'll know why. Hoi Boyle Sayt — Big Ely Landau Has Big Dream NEW YORK. (AP) — Ely A. Landau, 44, is a big man with a big dream. The thick-set film producer, little known to the public, has become something of a landmark In the entertainment world In recent years. His dream? "In 1946 about 80 million people went to the movies each week," he said. 'By 1962 the figure had fallen to 42<4 million a week. I wanted to do something to help recover that vast lost audience." First, let's have a little background on Landau. "My life is a rags to tatters story," he said, but it isn't at all. Landau, son of a waiter, was born on the Lower East Side nf New York and went to work after graduating from high school. "1 went from store to store selling flavors, extracts-anything a fellow could do to try and find himself." During World War II he spent four years in the Air Transport Command, emerged as a sergeant, then tried to become corn-chip king of the metropolitan area. He didn't. "I picked the wrong brand of corn chips," he recalled. After a brief period with an advertising agency, Landers raised a couple of thousand dol- "The Real Question »18, Can We Keep Them in MOT Water?* rtta World TMfoy Tests for LBJ in Two Bills DMW Ptprton Rtportt Johnson Doesn't Want To Be Another McKinley lars to form a pioneering company in film syndication for television. In a few years the company owned three television stations, was producing 20 film or tap* series, and was doing an annual business of $25 million. In 1959, the firm wl|lch Landau had founded for $2,000 only five years before was lold by him and other shareholders for $14 million. Landau then invaded ihe film field, bought (wo small movie houses In Manhattan, and plans to produce 10 pictures over a three-year period, Those who feel that Hollywood has become tradition- bound and out of touch with modern-day audiences find • readv ally in Landau. "There is no greater wasteland in the entertainment world today than the movie wait*lard," he said. The answer, he feels, lies in $700,000 to $900,000 quality pictures with an adult aopeal. To him the industry's reliance on MO-million to ISO-million blockbuster piles U "a form of Russian roulette." More copies of the Bov Scout Handbook have been printed in the United States than any other r k except the Holv Bible. Some pillion copies of the handbook have been printed. Garden City Telegram Otlly betf-t |«*4« flw T«l*phon« 11 4-123 J T t *rly Iv I If t«|t C**ltW< Mill Brown Mi/uo i'BKMB Of HUBU —, By c*rri«r • month In Garden City f),U. Payable to «arn«i 13 »4**n By carrier In oth*f cltlo* wber* aer»io« I* «vaH*ble. 30$ per ^»*k , mall to other »ddre»»e» In Iion*y. Un», Soott. Wichita, (irtelcy. HAnillla, Keainy. Gr»nt Ha»k«l »nd Or»y counting ||,00 per ytv: «U»va*r* flt.i and *re» collet;* «tud«nti. l>uu lor tf-moutti Second cl<w» postage paid at U*rd«o Oily, K|3*u It Telegram motor carrier *ervlct li req.ulreij u» Km »upHoftttot<4a» 4t- Uvery by mall to citle* that h»»« Ibc4i asrrl«r »»rvlo«. looj] etrnn rat« Mentor »l Tt>« Tfe» *a»acl»»a Pre»« is *nUUad •I «|l the }ao*J Mf« prfnted Ui tii» liMwtctow. 4U rti&u of pyWie»Uo» tp thi u*« Iw **11 WASHINGTON - This Week, Feb. 15, marks, the anniversary of the sinking of the Maine, an event which precipitated the United States into an unnecessary war. There's only one member of the House of Representatives remaining who served in that war — the redoubtable 81-year- old Barratt O'Hara, Democrat of Chicago. And since the United States now faces an emotionally dangerous crisis over Cuba and Guantanamo, it might be well to recall some of the events which precipitated the unnecessary war in which O'Hara f->ught. 1. President McKinley had on his desk an offer from the King of Spain to give us Cuba. Spain did not want a war. At heart, neither did McKinley. However, popular opinion, whipped up by certain newspapers and certain politicians, was too strong. McKinley never made public the note from the King of Spain. Instead, we went to war. 2. The politician who chiefly wanted war was Teddy Roosevelt, then Assistant Sqcretary of the Navy, who shortly after the sinking of the Maine resigned from the Navy to organize the 1st Volunteer Cavalry psgiment and became a hero at the battle of San Juan Hill. As a result of his heroism, T. H. later became Vice President 'and a courageous President. But there's no question that he contributed to an unnecessary war. I'll probably get in wrong with my wife for reporting this because she was his cousin. Nevertheless, it was true. Reger4inf the present crisis, the Air Force ard the Army recommended long before the showdown with Castro that we get rid of Guantanamo. They pointed out that modern missiles had made Guantanamo out of date and it could become a political liability. Furthermore, it was an old-fashioned, unnecessary expense. However, the Navy vigorously disagreed. Guantanamo has long been a pleasant place for Navy personnel in ill health and a wonderful spot for senior officers Hearing retirement. So Guantanamo was retained. Today and for the past four years, ever since Castro took over Cuba, we could not give It up without appearing to retreat. Despite all his past forensics, and his frequent blasts against Uncle Sam, Castro never cut off Guantanamo's water until last week. His action now probably stems from three factors; I — Castro feels stronger today as a result of renewed n >issian aid, the purchase of British buses, and the promised purchase of French trucks and railroad cars; also the e.-nectrd visit of President de Gaulle. Though Khrushchev ha. carefully stayed away from Cuba, reportedly to keep from ittflamin.e. U.S. opjakw, De Gaulle is expected to stop in Havana in Mid-March. f — Ccitro knowi th* United States U on the spot in Panama and wanted U multiply .Vierican trouble* ia Latin America. 3 — The four Cuban fishing boats were actually watching C|A operations on toe Drv .or- tufts Island* where CIA has set up a spy base in a decrepit old pirate's fortress from which agents were being smuggled into Cuba with fake passports to undermine Castro. Castro was fully aware of this operation and had sent the four alleged fishing boats to report on the CIA and if possible intercept the agents before they landed in Cuba. The four boats were equipped not for fishing but with radio apparatus and the ClA had picked up some of their conversations with Havana and put them on tape. This was the real reason why the Coast Guard took the four boats into custcdy and »vhy they were turned over to Florida authorities \vhpn no Federal law could be found to hold them. Thus both sides were spying on each other. Castro had caught the CIA cold with its spy base and CIA had caught Castro cold with his radio-equippd fishing trawlers. So indignation over CIA espionage plus more security over Russian-British-French supuort probably led to the crack-down on Guantanamo water. It't new leaked out that many of the intelligence surveys for the disastrous Bay of Pigs invasion were prepared by private corporations including General Electric, Radio Corporation of America, Aerojet, und Rand. Despite the Bay of Pigs fiasco, these same eomnanies were hired to prepare intelligence surveys for another possible invasion of Cuba during the October 1962 Cuban missile crisis. Since then, government experts have complained privately that these corporations merely take out old intelligence reports and re-write them, bringing them up to date. Despite this, private companies hi 1963 wangled another $29 million worth of secret intelligence contracts. Yet, Uncle Sam pays an untold number of millions to Central Intelligence to maintain ona of the swankiest and most luxurious spying organizations in the world on the banks of the Potomac. Law enforcement officers in the nation's capital are alarmed over reports that right-wing extremists have formed a secret terrorist society which has marked Chief Justice Earl Warren for physical harm. Members of the society also boasted that they intend to assassinate Dr. Martin Luther King, the Negro leader. Under the law, Chief Justice Warren is given no protection by the Secret Service, the FBI, or any other protective agency. When he was in New York just before Christmas, he had an unpleasant encounter with right- wing pickets, but laughed it off. He remarked that the decrees of his court protected the right to picket. But reports from extremists are ar more ominous than a mere protest of pickets. Unquestionably the Chief Justice should be given permanent protection whether he wants it or not. ly JAMtS MAfcLOW WASHINGTON (AP) _ Two Iron tests of President Johnson's ability — compared with President John F. Kennedy's— to get what he want* from Congress will lie in what happens to two of his major program*. These—civil rights and medical care for the aged—are Johnson's two most controversial programs, as they were Kennedy's. Kennedy never got to first base with either of them. There had been some preliminary action on civil rights by the time he died. Medical care remained frozen and unbudged in Congress for his entire presidency. The test of Johnson's leadership with Congress is not in just getting passage of some kind of civil rights and medical care bills. The test is whether these bills, If and when passed, have strength and meaning. When Johnson took ofice Con* gress was already fiddling with Kennedy's civil rights bill and one other major program, • tax cut. Johnson at once pushed them both as his own, exactly as he had Inherited them. By tne time .Kennedy died last November he had already lost hope on the medical care bill for 1963. Monday Johnson sent Congress his own message on medical care, asking for its passage this year. But—there is one thing to be noted about this Johnson message. He didn't say he was asking for exactly the same bill Kennedy proposed. It seems fair to say he was suggesting a bill .somewhat similar to Kennedy's. The henrt of Kennedy's proposal had been hospital insurance based on Social Security payments. Monday Johnson said this "is clearly the best method." But he didn't spell out any of it in detail, whereas Kennedy did in each of his messages since 1961. For instance: 90 daya of hospital care with a max! mum of $90 to be paid by the patient. The Kennedy bill faced granite opposition both in Congress and from the American Medical Association. Presumably, Johnson's will, too, if he tries to get exactlv what Kennedy wnnted, although he nowhere saiil he would. If he can get a truly menn- Ingful medical care bill through Congress this year, it should do him good with a lot of voters in the November presidential election. There are 17.5 million people over 65 in this country. In Johnson's ' less than three months in the presidency this much is clear in any comparison with Kennedy: He Is far more persistent in hounding Congress for action. But action is not necessarily achievement. It can. through compromise, turn what looked like a strong presidential program into a toothless tiger, in Congress there are two kinds of compromise. One, resisted fiercely until made necessary by the strength or reasonableness of tho opposition, still manages to retain the strength. The other Is just a performance—an illusion of action—that yields right and left until the final product is more symbol than substance. The civil rights and medical care programs should reveal before the year fa out how much Johnson means to fight for legislation with teeth or how much he is willing to compromise. He celled Mm*elf a compromiser once when he explained: "I'm a compromiser and a ma- neuverer. I try to get something. That's the way our system works." He compromised a lot when he was leader of the Senate Democratic majority from 1955 until 1981 but he got a lot of legislation through, probably more than any other single member of Congress could have. The fact that he did not spell out hi detail what he wanted in a medical care bill may be a tip he is willing to compromise on this measure more than Kennedy. In his less than three months as president, Johnson already has been impressive in handling Congress. He got Congress moving on both the tax cut and civil rights. The Senate approved the tax cut last week. The House had already done so. It will become law shortly when the two houses iron out their differences. The House, after only nine days' Js- bate. Monday night passed 1 stronger civil rights bill than Kennedy had originally asked for fcqleman Why tot • deftly your hem* •neomfortabl*, •*• tfonqer your health, rM •• feel Mill? £olemon Glvm you central heating comfort with the strongest warranty ever offered! Save* tfac* ye* can turn Inte llvlnt area. Larry KlfeteiTt Coast-to-Coast STORE —Whether buying or selling, use •am Want Ads! 2W/ THE YOUNGEST daughter has a light blue coat which, all through the winter, she has referred to aa her "purple coat." Not only that, she has insisted that everyone else call it "purple" too. So all of us, friends as well as family, have fallen in with her whim. Then a couple of days ago, the child came up with a half-smile to say, "Know something, Mommy? You know my purple coat is blue?" But blue or not, we still have to say "purple." * * * TONIGHT'S SPEAKER at the annual dinner and membership meeting of the Pinney County Historical Society is a man who makes history his hobby. He is Harry E. Chrisman of Liberal and his love of local lore has led him to do a lot of writing which is highly regarded in western and historical literature circles. His latest publication, "Ladder of Rivers," is a bor>k telling of the adventure* of Print Olive, an early day cn'ile- man whose climb to success brought him UP through this country via "a ladder of Rivera." Bob Greer, local sports writer and history enthusiast, highly recommends this book and an earlier one by Chrisman, "Lost Trails of the Cimw- ron," for reading — and giving. "Ladder of Rivers" is the best seller on the western book list. It's interesting reading, Greer says, and the research and writing &re solid. * * * STORY-TELLING is an art — and not necessarily an art or talent that comes only with advanced age and vast experience. A native son of this community, Maurice Lindner, who died at the young age of 87 last week, was a natural-born story teller. Anyone who ever hewd him spin a yarn will never forget him. 4. k. STAG Prime Rib and Shrimp Will !• Served WEDNESDAY February American High prices got you down? Up to your tars !• carllilsr Moat can coat too much to buy, to keep. But Rambler savings start with America's lowest pricei.* No •train on your budget! DON ymr eir liavt heNtw liisr Why throw away money to feed a gas-guzzler? Ramblers) give you world- famed gas economy without sacrificing performance. Think ill extras have price tags? Rambler extras at no extra cost include: Deep-Dip rustproonng, Ceramic-Armored muffler, Double- Safety Brakes, many more. 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