Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on February 20, 1964 · Page 2
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editorials fogt 4 ftitrilon C'lfv Totrgrnm Thursday, February 20, 1964 Drew Pearson Reports Destination Heaven? Tt should be equally alarming that relatively so few young men intend to enter the ministry and that educational facilities for those that do are relatively so limited. Up through the Middle Ages, the Church was the guardian of knowledge. On through the industrial revolution, the parson, whether he was evangelical, Roman or Anglican, was one of the educational leaders of his town. The churches started the schools and colleges in colonial America. The Methodist circuit riders brought culture west. Kansas universities at Lawrence, Manhattan and Wichita all had church-related origins. Many of us can remember when the educated leaders of the community — any community — were the preacher, the doctor, the lawyer, the teacher and perhaps but not always the editor. Usually the preacher could help the lawyer with his Latin, the doctor with his Greek and the editor with his English, King James version. Now it may be true that Brother Lawrence, the dishwasher, understands the Presence of God better than many a scholar. Nevertheless, Christianity in its battle against the Devil and all his works has relied upon the erudite savant as well as the simple saint. Humility does not preclude scholarship. Once upon a time, parents were proud to set aside a son for the sacred ministry. But today, proportionately fewer students put down a preference for such a calling, the seminaries and schools of theology seek in vain the cream of the crop. Many pastors are out of tune with the times, content to preach the sociology of a generation ago and the superficial morality of a century ago. Their shibboleths too often are no longer relevant. Christianity deserves better than this. Science also is a handmaiden of the Lord. Those who rank religion with narrowness and the Devil with intellectualism are doing their cause no service. These Elmer Gantry's have whittled the believers to a shrinking minority even in the West. If you agree that smashing the Devil is as important as smashing the atom, then you should apply to that task the same brilliant scholarship, the same dollar investment, the same free questioning and the same enthusiastic devotion that we do to other adventurous research. Reaching Heaven is as important as reaching the moon. Current statistics, however, argue to the contrary. Dynamic and Challenginq i "Agriculture — Dynamic . . . Challenging." This Is the theme for Future Farmers of America Week, Let's see how this theme would apply to our young me Agriculture Is this nation's largest single industry It is basic to our continued economic and social stability. The production, processing and distribution of agriculture products employs more than one third of America's working force; and farmers are a 14 billion dollar a year customer of industry and labor — not counting the billions farmers spend for consumer goods. . , Our great cities, mighty Industries, our business and professional accomplishments our educational institutions, and our high living standards nre possible because of the efficiency and productivity of the American Farm. The nation must have a supply of new farmers every year to replace those who die, retire, or otherwise' leave the farm. These must be men with training and experience, for the successful farmer of today is a scientist and business man, mechanic, laborer and at the same time a leader in the affairs of his community. Generally, they must be men who have begun farming at an early age, so that by the time they are ready to marry and start a family, they will be firmly established in a farming program that promises a good future. The number of young men on the farms is more than adequate to meet the needs for farmer replacements, but not enough young men are available to fill the many jobs in related fields of agriculture, such as, soil conservation, feed industry, fertilizer manufacturing, farm machinery, livestock processing, and many other jobs. These jobs require young men with farm background and training in the broad field of agriculture. Many new fields are being opened every day, as the business of farming becomes more technical and complicated. Vocational agriculture and the Future Farmers of America constitute the most effective program yet developed for training boys to be farmers, agriculture workers, good citizens, and to become established in the agriculture occupation of their choice. Yes. agriculture of today, is truly dynamic and challenging and will continue to be so as long as young men accept this challenge our agriculture, and in turn our nation's economy will continue to prosper. (The above editorial was written by Ira Mann Jr., wcational agricultuw instructor at Gar. den City High School, in observance of FFA Week.) \ 1963 FIRST IN KANSAS t ttl . ««UlM J Garden City Telegram H 0«l|y E«e«»t Sviu rt>» r«l«gr*m MilIf Marti FIv, Company III («tt ftdliw Ex-Senator from Texas Wins Friends in Mexico WASHINGTON — For almost 100 years any Texan was always suspected, sometimes hated, by Mexico. It people remembered — just as vividly as Texans remember the Alamo — the War of 1848 when a good slice of Mexico was chopped off by fire-eating, pistol-packing, land-hungry Texans. Fifty years ago, perhaps even 2o years ago, no one would have believed that a President of 'Mexico would sit down on American soil to confer with a Texas- born President of the United States. The fact that that is happening this week is due in part to more common sense by both nations; in part to the two men who are meeting in Los Angeles; in part to the people of San Antonio who elected a Spanish-American, Henry Gonzalez, to Congress; and to the people of El Paso who elected a Spanish-American, Raymond Tclles, as their mayor. President Adolfo Lopes-Mateos is a moderate who has continued the land and economic reforms of the Mexican Revolution — at first bitterlv opposed bv the United States. Lopez Mateos has realized that American tourist trade and American investments mean the difference between prosperity and poverty; so, without sacrificing anything in the way of Mexican pride and sovereignly, he has definitely gone out of his way to work at friendship. He was the first Mexican president in history to cross into Texas to visit the LB.I ranch when Lyndon was Vice President. And previously he had conferred with Johnson at Acapulco when Lyndon was Senate majority leader. President Johnson, in turn, is revered in Mexico as perhaps few other American presidents. Mexicans remember how he toured San Antonio in an old pickup truck campaigning for Henry Gonzalez, and conceived the brilliMt idea of bringing Pepe Cantinfla's, popular star of "Around the World in Eighty Days," to San Antonio to help Gonzalez. But most of all, Mexicans remember an event which occurred during the JKorean War when the people of Thres Rivers, Texas, refused to bury a Mexican- American boy killed in battle. The brother of the Governor of Taxco told the story when Johnson went to that city in 1958. Tears streamed down his face as he spoke, and Johnson, who doesn't speak Spanish well, couldn't understand the reason. But here is what the Mexican said: •'When a Mexican boy, drafted into the American Army, was killed in Korea, his body was brought back to Three Rivers, Texas, where he had lived. But the one funeral parlor in that little town would not give him a burnt because he was a Mexican. "Whereupon the Senator from Texas who is with us today telephoned from Washington: 'I can't mane the funeral parlor bury this boy, but I can bring his body to Arlington National Cemetery in Washington and bury him alongside Presidents." "And that," said the Mexican speaker, "is what the Senator from Texas did." It's • long time before the November elections, but the question of whether California send« a Republican Senator to Washington will probably be decided this week. Ihc Issue is one which tugs on auestion of whether ailing Democratic Sen. Clair Engle, a fine public servant but hopless- ly ill, should be nominated again. Sen. Engle has now limped back to his Senate desk and is going through the motions of representing the State of California on the Senate floor. It is necessary, however, to have Chuck Bosley, his administrative assistant, at his side all the time, and even then some of Clair's votes have not been like that of his old former vigorous self. Senate colleagues have been sympathetic, but also shocked at tire attempt to prop up a man obviously too sick to carry on. Just what is wrong with the Senator has remained a mystery to the public. There has been a great deal of speculation. His illness, it can now be definitely reported, is glioma, a disease described as malignant though not cancerous. It responds to radiation treatment, but is always recurrent and there is no permanent cure. fecaton why Hit die will be cast this week regarding a Democratic or Republican Senator for California is because the potent California Democratic clubs are holding their annual convention this w6ek and will be called upon to endorse a candidate. Some of DON'T SEND off for yours. There'll be plenty of beatle wigs for sale right on Main street. We heard that a local five-and-dime merchant has an order in for six dozen of the things . . . and we heard that a Hackberry street housewife is first on the list to get one when the shipment arrives. * * * THESE WIGS, one of the younger generation informed us, are made of genuine giraffe hair. We aren't so sure. + * * NEXT TUESDAY night there'll be an organization meeting of the Association for Retarded Children. It is set for 8 p.m. at the V.F.W. building. Officers will be elected and a film will be shown. At a preliminary meeting held last month, more than 40 persons attended. It is hoped that many more will be on hand Tuesday night. The meeting is open to all interested persons. If you need further information about the Association for Retarded Children, call the Frank Malson residence (6-7910). * * * A GOOD selection of part-Collie pupa is announced at the Richard Reeve home on North Center. They look like Collies and have Collie markings. Five male and two female. Go out and browse and take home the one of your choice. Free. * * * WE READ with fascination an advertisement that tells you how you can be "suddenly slim for Easter." It's a girdle guaranteed to do the trick for anyone who is not more than 15 pounds overweight. Whether or not the magic will continue after Easter, the ad doesn't say. d. h. Hal Boyle Soys — Here's Anofher Ordeal of Life ___ __________ TEH¥8OF SUBSCRIPTION ............... ~~ gy carrier a month in Card«» City, |i.e&. payable to carrier fc» advano*. By carrtw In other citle* where .orvloe U avaU»ble. SOc per wee*. 8l mall tp other •ddniaw In Flnney. L*M. Scott. Wichlu. Ureeley, Hwnllto? gearny, Gnat fUajpJ and Cray counties. $9.00 per >'»ar; elsewhere |a5.« Md an« wu»«» itudenu. 15.00 (or (l-month achaat year. c(aa| po»ta«e paid at Garden City. KaasaJ. ^ * r wisrasss susx NEW YORK (AP) — One of life's little ordeals today is the person who says, "Let's don't talk about me—let's talk about you." When you hear anyone make this remark, flee him on sight. For you are in the presence of that most boring of all bores— the "formula conversationalist." The formula conversationalist is one of the curses of our day. He, or she, is someone who has read a book or taken a course on how to influence people through personal magnetism and social charm. The crux of the advice he has received seems to be this: "The best way to be interesting to otliers is to show how deeply you are interested in them. Get them to brag a little about themselves, and they will open up like an oyster." The mistake the formula conversationalist makes lies in believing that the overage man is always glad to talk bout himself to anyone who will listen, and that he enjoys bragging 100 per cent of the time. The average man normally prefers to talk about himself only to someone he himself wants to impress; and, except when inhabited by too many martinis, he rarely brags more than 75 per cent of the time. Tht m*le fermulf conversationalist claps you on the back enthusiastically with one hand while energetically pumpug your limp paw with the other, as if he were trying to draw water from a reluctant well. If a woman, she puts her arm cosily in yours, snuggles close, and gazes up into your face with a soft, doe-eyed friendliness. "Tell me what's new with you—have you taken any interesting trips lately?" Should you or should you not tell her about your last subway trip to the Bronx? The trouble with the formula conversationalist's formula is that it doesn't work. People quickly realize a false interest in them from a real one. How to deal with a formula conversationalist? As soon as he • begins his butter-voiced inquiries, deal him a judo blow to the throat, put a heavy knee into his solar plexus, and say: "Enough about me — what's been happening to you lately?" You'll leave him with an unforgettable impression. Aftronouti Rtody Far Copter Solo* PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) -, Astronauts Maj. L. Gordon Cooper and Air Force Capt. fid- ward H. White II, say they have completed 11 hours of helicopter training and are ready for solo flights. Cooper and White told a news conference Wednesday that the helicopter training is designed to prepare them for landings on the moon. They said the helicopter is more allied in pattern and approach to a moon lauding vehicle than any other available instrument. its leaders want to endorse Engle out of sympathy. Others argue t'jat Engle will not be able to campaign and that his nomination is sure to throw the election to the Republicans. The three Republican candidates now in the field are: Donald Jackson, reactionary ex-Congressman; actor George Murphy, who emceed the Dr. Schwartz Anti-Communist Christian Crusade rallies; and Leland Kaiser, right-wing businessman. All three were Goldwaterites until they got into the race for the Senate, when they trimmed their right-wing sails — a bit. 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