Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on February 14, 1964 · Page 2
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Garden City, Kansas
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Friday, February 14, 1964
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editorials Page 4 I HV Tolrprnm Friday, February 14, 1964 Half Slave And Half Free Drew Pearson Repoftt They Had Their Say "parlier this week we published a paid advertisement from the ('itizenfl' Councils of America, headquartered in Jackson Miss. We do not apree with the aims of this pro-segregationist organization, nor with its advertising. But we have a strong feeling for the freedom of the press. At least one Kansas publisher refused this advertisement, believing that "in the midst of this area of free expression of disagreement that there must be an iinequivocable No." There are those in Garden City with racial prejudice, but we don't have the explosive condition as exists in the South and in many metropolitan cities where Negro population is large. We did not consider the advertisement inflammatory to any local situation. If a northern group were to order, in a Southern newspaper, advertising "which carried a message for integration and equality for all races, no doubt it would be refused. Rabid segregationists aren't tolerant of different opinions. So why should we be tolerant of theirs? Tolerance isn't necessarily agreement. We cannot agree with those wlio preach segregation, but we won't turn a deaf ear to those whose opinions differ. Our contempt for the "white citizens councils" of the sowlh is beyond description. But we condemn them for what we know about them, and we hope that others who read their propaganda will respond by workinir harrier for the causes of equality and justice. A Disturbing Question Bobby Baker case raises a disturbing question of the validity of congressional investigations. The integrity and reputation of the U.S. Senate is challenged. Rather than accept that challenge, the Senate has made itself look sick with its half-hearted, hypocritical investigation of the Baker details and the shrugging off, by both the White House and the Congress, of the improprieties. Normally it is expected that our two-party system enables each party to keep the other reasonably honest by attacking short-comings at election time. But here, we have such a cozy, bipartisan involvement with Baker, that the normal procedures don't work. Senators rise above party when it comes to protecting the Senaite. It perhaps is unrealistic to expect otherwise. But just as examiners check the operations of banks and outside auditors are called in to look over the books of private business, should not the federal government have its own independent keep-'em-hon- est agency? Hal Boyle Says — Christine Keeler Friend Shows Up in Washington Fhe World Today Johnson/ Home Stumble Over Dollars in Talks Valentine Day Not for Me NEW YORK (AP)-Two val- enties came to me this year. Both were from strangers. One counseled, "Stay as sweet as you are." The other said, "Here's a little heart today, especially for you—'cause you're a purr-feet valentine, and I sure like you, too!" My wife, Frances, delivered these tender missives as I was going through my morning ex- iercises with my new heavyweight barbell — the 12W pounder. "Once • lover always a lover," I crowed to her, after putting on my bifocals. "Rover, I hate to break your ,boyish heart, but these valentines aren't for you. They're Addressed in care of you for our cat, Lady Dottle." • Passed over on St. Valentine's Day in favor of a eat! Well, after all, it was my own fault. I should have known better than to get my hopes up. St. Valentine's Day has always been bad for me. Cupid never pierces me with a loving arrow. He kicks me square in the solar plexus. In kindergarten, we drew lots to determine who should send a ' ; ,,valentine to whom. Our teacher '••thought this would be a good Jesson in democracy. The little red-haired girl who drew my name turned blue at what destiny had done to her. She stayed home on Valentine's Day. This set a kind of pattern of disaster Unit haunted me all through grammar school, high school and college. Love has many battlefields in life, but none is crueler to the growing spirit than that fought over In the years of puppy love. In third grade I thought my luck had changed. A freckle- faced Cleopatra handed me a valentine, and my heart soared until I read its message. "Roses are red, violets are blue, why do you have two heads when one will do?" In fifth grade another ruinous beauty waylaid me in the cloakroom and pressed a valentine into my perspiring palm. "Oh, thank you, thank you, Esmerelda," I whispered. "Ith not for you, thilly," she lisped. "Jtli for Roger. Tell him ith from me." I kicked one of her skinny little shin-bones and left her howling. At 13, when I was riding a drug store delivery bike, I bought a $2 box of face powder as a valentine present for a favorite customer — a s sv e e t- voiced married lady of about 30 years. That evening she phoned the store to order a pint of ice cream for her and her husband, and when I delivered it she handed me an envelope. Under the nearest lamplight 1 tore it open eagerly and found inside- nothing but a dollar bill. Paid off by an older woman! The world has never seemed quite as dark since as it did that night. But every cloud has at least a pewter lining. Later in life for 20 straight years I did get a valentine regularly from one person — my life insurance agent. This year he didn't send me a valentine. The policy was paid up last year. By JAMES MARLOW Associated Prass News AnaUyst WASHINGTON (AP) — Two allies stumbled over the dollar sign when President Johnson and British Prime Minister Sir Alec Douglas • Home met two days and then issued a rather uncomimunicatice communique. It was at a news conference afterwards that Douglas - Home revealed he and Johnson had failed to agree on trading with Communists or, rather, not trading. The communique didn't mention that. The point he made—business Is business—illustrates as well as anything, probably better than yards of speeches and a dozen games of diplomatic shuffleboard, the changing temperature of the cold war. The Briton, explaining that his country opposes a ban on business deals with a Communist country just because it is Communist, said he declines to stop British trade with Fidel Castro's Cuba. This country, wishing it could tie Castro in an economic sack away from everybody, has been Irritated because Bitain, and France, too, are selling Castro buses, trucks and tractors. Since they will help him survive, the United States looks on Uiis as a form of aid. But this country is in a bit of a contradictory position on this. It wants to shut off aid to Castro, who is right in America's backyard, but it Is wil'm? to soil $250 million worth of U.S. wheat to the Soviet Union which has had a real shortage of it. President John F. Kennedy authorized this last year. He took the position that the Russians could get the wheat anyway because other countries, including allies, could buy it here and sell it to the Soviet Union. "Our allies," he said, "have long been engaged In extensive sale of wheat and other farm products to the Communist bloc." Douglas-Home state the British position this way. His crowded country needs to trade to live. It doesn't discriminate apainst Communist countries in selling them peaceful goods but it won't sell them materials for He added something he had said before. The more comfortable a Communist is, the less lonatical he is likely to be. ^o, whether the United States likes it or not, its allies, and no one of them more than France, will not onlv sell to Communist countries but try to step up their business, as France is doing. Since nothing short of an American invasion seems likely at this time to put an end to Castro, who is selling Cuban sugar like mad to friends of the United States, he figures to be around quite a while. Nobodv in a responsible position in this country Is talking of invading him. So the British, French and others are operating in the helic f he will be in business and able to P?y his bills. This scramble for trade with Communist countries, with goods which build their economy and help them flourish, indicates an increasing lack of fear in the W«st about Communist aggression and world war. This mood has been building up since Soviet Premier Khrushchev backed down in the Cuban missile crisis in 1962. The more the allies do business with the Communists, tlie more it sterns likely this country will want its share. Where this leads is unpredictable. But it appears safe to say that after almost 20 years of it the cold war's era of intense and dogged hostility between the West and communism is ending, •except for this country's relations with Cuba and Red China. As for the communique issued by Johnson and Douglas-Home, it was a collection of (he obvious, with surprises for none. —Whether buying or selling, us Te.eqram Want Ads! 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EVERY YEAR about this time we hear someone honing for the olden times when they had 'those horrible comic valentines you could buy for a penny a-piece." + + + WELL, OUR Deerfiejd corraspondent sent us a packet of valentines reminiscent of those one-centers; their theme is not hearts and flowers. It's more jibevS and insults. For the nostalgic, we'll recite a few of the verses. You choose the sentiment that suits you .. , * * * To a Pessimist: You moan that every day's a curse And that things go from bad to worse; You dote on prophesying gloom — We'd like to prophesy — YOUR DOOM! * * * To a Know-it-all: Know-it-all, so smart and clever, Your brain's the most amazing ever. But with it all, there's just one hitch — If you're so smart, why ain't you rich? * * To the Life of tht Party: You're the life of every party With your gab and corny jokes; You like to make yourself at home Just butting in on folks; You wanta know a secret, Chum? Guess now's the time to spill it If a party has same life at all, You're just the one to kill it! * * To the World Traveler: You've been here and you've been there, You've got that continental air, You always know the place to stay — The things to see, the tips to pay, So if you please — next time you pack To take a trip — JUST DON'T COME BACK! WASHINGTON — One of London's famous ladies of the evening who got headlines in the Christine Keeler case has mysteriously entered the United States and is flow living in the nation's capital. She hasn't Attracted as much attention as the Beatles and she hasn't been invited yet to the British Embassy. But she's here. She is Margaret "Ronnie" Ricardo, 22, a convicted prostitute who testified in the trial of Dr. Stephen Ward, the society osteopath who later committed suicide, that she had lied when in a preliminary hearing she told police that she had given some of her earnings to Ward. She said at the final trial that she had lied because of police pressure. Ronnie came to the Unied States merely by turning up at the American Embassy in London and asking for a visa. She used her real name, Margaret Leslie, and U. S. consular officials apparently did not know who sho was. Her purpose in coming to the United States apparently was to marry an American Negro whom she had known while he was on military duty in England. The Immigration Service picked up Ronnie's trial in Washington and has set a hearing on Feb. 27 for her deportation. Meanwhile Mario T. Noto, nervous Associate Commissioner of Immigration, has been fluttering around like a wet hen, hoping the public won't find out about the matter. Among other things, he wants to hold the deportation hearing in a small room so as to bar as much, of the press and public as possible. Or, better still, he hopes Ronnie will decide to leave before the hearings. Sen. Everett Jordan, a stalwart citizen of Saxapahaw, N. C., and sometime native member of the U. S. Senate, has told the press that he didn't know the dubious background of Don Reynolds because the Executive Branch of government had not given him the revealing file on this key witness against President Johnson in the Bobby Baker case. Simultaneously, the senator told officials of the executive branch that he knew Reynolds was a scurrilous characte: but was badgered by the Republicani into putting him on the stand. Sen. John Sherman Cooper of Kentucky, a Republican who tells the truth, told me that the committee had known of Reynolds' unsavory background, which would tend to prove that the second, private statemen by Chairman Jordan Is correct. Regardless of who was telling the truth, however, Senate debate has now disclosed that Sen. Jordan's committee has spent $40,000 probing he Baker case and still has $85,000 on tap. This is a fair amount of money for a Congressional probe, certainly enough for Sen. Jordan to do some routine, relatively inexpensive investigating. Without any expenditure at all, and merely by checking newspaper files, this column ascertained that Don Reynolds in 1953 had been slapped down for unreliability as a witness before a Senate Immigration Committee. With the exne^diure of only (7.25 for a long distance phone call, this column was able to interview Kenneth Rich, crack correspondent of Life magazine, regarding his own rather significant visit to the Reynolds farm in Maryland. With the expenditure of $1.20 taxi fare, this column was also able to interview Leonard Bursten, an attor-°y who was involved by Reynolds In the Baker case, and who had some interesting background on this star witness. These interviews revealed, even without scrutinizing government files, that Reynolds was not the most reliable witness in the world. But apparently not even newspaper files or newspapermen were checked bv Sen. Jordan's committee before giving Reynolds the powerful forum of the U. S. Senate. for instance, my associate, Jack Anderson, in talking to Kenneth Rich of Life magazine, learned that Reynolds told h'm: "The two who had the most to gain from Kennedy's assasina- tion were Hoffa and Johnson." With a sly wink, Reynolds implied that he know something about President Kennedy's assassination "they" were trying to keep from Attorney General Robert Kennedy. When Rich pressed to find out what Reynolds knew, he replied mysteriously: "I have my theo- ies" Asked about his theories, Reynolds said he 'relieved Jack Ruby had killed the accused assassin, Lee Oswald, for a purpose. Reynolds added in hushed confidence that Ruby had known Teamster Chief Jimmy Hoffa's henchman, Allan Dorfman, in Chicago. Rich tried for weeks to persuade Reynolds to be photograph* ed. Finally he agreed to pose with his dogs at a distance. He said the FBI had warned him never to expose his full face to • camera. Reynolds made arrangements to meet the Life man at Oakland, Md., near his farm, nd before departing he carefullv dialed weather information from his Washington home and left the phone off the hook. Anyone who called would get a busy signal, thus would be fooled into thinking he was still at home. In Oakland, he took up position in a third-story office over the bank and sent his wife down to meet the Life crew who had been Instructed merely to go the the bank. She led them upstairs where they found him waiting alone. At the farm, the Life men were greeted by two huge and ferocious shcuard digs, presumably part of Reynolds' security system. The photographer got his long- distance side view of Reynolds, also a few close-ups while Reynolds was talking to Rich. As they left, Revnolds cautioned Rich when he phoned never to eave his last name but to give only his first name to the secretary. "Wiretappers, you know," he explained with a knowing wink. SEAT BELTS iHitallte) *W QQ Metf ?r. 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