Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on February 12, 1964 · Page 6
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Garden City, Kansas
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Wednesday, February 12, 1964
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Work, Relaxation Go Hand in Hand for LBJ cSV 1 *. ,Feb. 12, If64 Lift Be§jft§ of By FRANK CORMIER WASHINGTON (AP) - As a boy. Lyndon B. Johnson was often awakened at 4:30 a.m. by having one bare font twisted by his father's impatient, bands. "flit up. Lyndon!'' the father's words were as slinrp aa the sudden twinge of the ankln. "Every other boy ir. town already lias a halt' • hour's head start on you!" ' c.'v men in Washington set a half - hour's head start on the Pin,'- dent, and few work later The key fact nbont Johnson s work pattern is that he seldom stons working—even when he's sociaM/ing Work and relaxation go hand in hand. On an average morning. Johnson is awake by fi:30 a.m. A lifetime of habit makes it difficult for him t-i sleen later. By fi:45, the President's aide and official shadow. Jack Valcnti, is at the White House, prepared to go over the day's schedule and give Johnson a briefing on secret intelligence from around the globe. After the intelligence briefing, the first order ot business 's a look at the dav's schedule, flow should the President hnncUu each visitor or visiting delegation? What does he want to tell them? What does he want to .learn from them? Johnson and Valentl. shufflinrr through folders of neat'v filed memos on each appointment, decide the day's strategy. Then comet, the "reading hour," which mnv stretch to nearly two hours. There are special studies, intelligence reports, diplomatic cables and memoranda from various agencies. Like the lato President John P. Kennedy, Johnson is a fast 'reader. His assistants say he has "a blotting paper memory" for key facts. , Newspapers are a major part of the President's morning reading. He thumbs through seven or eight of them, including the Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, New York Times, New York Herald Tribune, New York Daily News, Chicago Tribune and Philadelphia Inquirer. The list is limited only by the number available at dawn. The President skims the paper, looking in particularly for prime news or for dispatches, columns and editorials concerning his own activities. Like many a president. Johnson attaches great importance to the things that reporters and pundits write about him. If an article strikes him as favorable — "objective," he would say — Johnson is delighted. He has been known to venture into the While. House lobby, where newsmen congregate, to bestow per- soal congratulations on a startled reporter. If the printed word is displeasing, the writer may get a personal phone call from the President, who does net hesitate to suggest amendments. Hit reading completed, Johnson is ready for breakfast: a half melon and a cup of tea. The menu seldom varies. ! Sometimes Johnson remains , in the White House living qunr- , ters for an hour or two after ! breakfast, seeing top officials or | calling them on Ins telephone. Johnson lives with the telephone, using it to quiz department heads, cajole members of Congress, or surprise casual acquaintances. On a usual morning, Johnson is in his oval office about 0:30 ; a.m., ready for appointments. I With many presidents, the ap- i pointmcnts schedule has been j seniisacrcd. Visitors have | moved in and out according to the timetable. For Johnsun, a schedule is something to exercise the imagination. Some appointments will be delayed, postponed or canceled. Others will be added. While one man waits 30 minutes to see Johnson another may find a 10-minute appointment stretchig into an hour. If Johnso wants to make a point, or engage in a thorough discussion of a topic he judges important, he will take whatever time is necessary. Thtrc U another point, too, about the President's many meetings: he lends to observe the chain of command, dealing wilh lop people in a department or a tcncy. Both Secretary of State Dean Rusk and Secretary of Defonss Robert S. McNamara see more | of Johnson than they did of Ken- 1 nedy. Several contacts a day i are not uncommon. ', Outside the official family, 1 Johnson maintains an impres- ! sive array of contacts: with I businessmen, labor leaders, j civil rights partisans, local p3- ! Htical leaders and the press. ', Many come for lunch and, to ! their surprise, are invited to stay j for first a dip in the White House pool. Johnson is an ardent wooer of all groups that influence public opinion. He sees them, phones them, dines them. All tliis consultation takes time, and Johnson may leave his office any time between 7 p.m. and midnight—occasionally lalcr. After dining with his family, or wilh guests, he may go to his bedroom about lo or 10:30 p.m. to do some more reading. Or he may summon a t medical corpsman from the ! White House staff to give him a rubdown. Thus ends the longest day in i Washington. JFK Coins Being Made PHILADELPHIA UP) _ The first new half dollars bearing I the likeness of the late Prcsi- ;dcnt John F. Kennedy were struck Tuesday at simultaneous ceremonies at the Philadelphia and Denver mints. At a telenhone signal given in Philadelphia four new silver | coins were slamped oul al each mint. Eva Adams, direclor of Ihe mint who came here from Washington for the ceremony, said the eight coins will be given to President Johnson, who will pass them on to Mrs. John F. Kennedy and her ciiildrcn, Caroline and John. The face of the coin bears a i portrait of President Kennedy, | facing left. On the reverse is Lira presidential coat of arms and an eag'e holding an olive branch. When 28 million of them are made, they will be distributed to banks throughout the country (and released to the public in ilate March or April. WIchitEa Prep Course Draws Interest WICHITA, Kan. (AP)—Vocational and academic training combined in one course at a Wichita high school is arousing the interest of Kansas educators. The course — advanced technical eleronics — was started at East High School last fall. "It seemed something shfii'd be done for the good student who might not. be elassed exceptional," said L. C. Bork, in sfrtictor of the course and father of the program. Students who complete the course are equipped to: Go directly into jobs as electronics technicians. Go into higher education with the background of a college- levr.l pro-engineering course. 1 . It's the only course of its kind in a Kansas high school. Educators see it as something beyond vocational training. Industrialists see it as a source of trained technical lalent One major industry has loaned a computer for the students—18 s>enior boys—to study and work wilh. Another firm designed training kits and in- course. Student* taking uie co'irse were chosen for their background in .math, clectricily or physics. All arc- volunteers. The course is a double-credit one with one hour being sp?nt in classroom theory and the other in laboratory application. One educator saw the class as a possible answer to the school drop-out problem. "They concentrate so intently in lab sessions I don't believe they would know il if I went home," Bork said. "They enrolled for the course because they liked electronics, "Now they have discovered for themselves there is a reason for everything they do. Some have decided they need more math; others want more English, "These boys are studying because they honestly want to." Export Field Offers Opportunities By ROBERT PETERSON Most folks contemplating careers in the irnpnrt-rxpnrt field dream of finding an unusual for- reign product v.nich they can import profitably into the States. But there may be even more opportunities the other way around. World traveler R. 3. Clark of Caldwell, Idaho, writes, "There arc countless export opportunities and it's a wide open field be- cause most small U. S. manufacturers do not have distribution abroad and, in fact, have never thought of it. "Most would jump at the I chance of having representation that cost them nothing unless sales were made. Many retired people have wonderful sales and business backgrounds and could ! handle this sort of thing with i distinction. Young Hobby Club Message Is Key To Great Books By CAPPY DICK There's a message in the adjoining picture. If you can deciph er it by adding together all the j tellers along the ribbon, and send | in a neat, original contest en- j try, you may win, first, a Space j Gun Puzzle as a local prize and j (secondly) a set of the Encyclo- j paedia Hrilannica "Great Books for Children" as a national prize. The Space Gun Puzzles will be j awarded for the 10 neatest, most original, correct solutions to the puzzle. Entries winning these local prizes will compete automatically with winning entries from all other cities where this column for boys and girls is published and live five most original entries of all win the "Great Books for Children." What Dots Thlt Say? Twelve big, beautifully-illustrated books comprise the "Greal Books for Children" library. They include 13 famous stories. Titles of the stories are "Tom Sawyer," "Treasure Island," "Robinson Crusce," "Heidi," "Arabian Nights," "Andersen's Fairy Tales," "Alice in Wonderland." "Black Beauty," "Tales from Shakespeare." "King Arthur." "Robin Hood," and, in the 12th book, "Aesop's Fables" and "Pinocchio." Any boy or girl would enjoy owning this big set of books and it's really easy to be one of the five winners. To prepare your contest entry, study the picture above and discover Ihe timelv question that comprises the message Next, clip out the picture and paste it on paper or a postal card. Print Ihe deciohered message beneath it, together with your name, age, and address. Then use paints, crayons, cutouts or other means to decorate your entry in any way you consider neat and original. As HM la»t step, address it to Cappy Dick's Midweek Contest at the Garden City Telegram and mail it before midnight of day after tomorrow. Names of the prize winners will be published here. Their . prizes will be sent to their homes by mail. All entries become the I property of Cappy Dick and none can be returned. Judges' decisions will be final. TOMORROW: How to makt dip- palnttd covort for book*I "It's in the field of small, inexpensive items that the greatest possibilities lie. Such things as advertising book matches, which are unknown hi most foreign countries, florists supplies, books from small publishers, and unusual American toys and games. Naturally, our big American America has more stockhold- companies have representation abroad, but you'd be astonished how many hundreds of small ones don't." He's right. There's a great potential market overseas for many American items not currently being exported. An ideal way to evaluate possibilities is to spend a vacation abroad and divide your time between seeing the sights and sleuthing sales possibilities. H»w tan you finance a "free" trip (i Europe? If you're in the market for a new car, you can do what some 25,000 Americans did last year; order an European car for overseas deliver, and use the savings to pay for the trip. Here's how it works: one English automobile company, for example, sells a four-door sedan at a list price in the U. S. of $2,694. But the same car costs just $1,996 if you pick it up at the factory a few miles outside London. All you do is contact the firm's U. S. agent and pay him the $1,996. He processes the papers and arranges for your car to b« ready when you arrive tt th« factory. Then you take the $698 you saved on the transaction and buy an economy 21-day found trip air ticket to London for $3»0. This leaves $308, which will just about cover customs and shipping costs to send the cat to the States via freighter. But that's not the only saving*. After picking up the car over there you can us< it traveling around the British Isles or in Europe for three weeks — thus avoiding the $60 a week tab it would cost if you had to rent * car of the same type. So this means another theoretical savings of $180 — which you can apply against traveling costs while abroad. If you're careful and watch expenses it's possible that all or most of the basic costs of your adventure abroad will be offset by the savings. 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