The Racine Journal-Times Sunday Bulletin from Racine, Wisconsin · Page 10

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^ WE RACIMt jmiRNAL-mns Racine, Wisconsin. Sunday, August 2, 1959 Two Lessons in One Accident There are two lessons to be learned from a story about an accident and a rescue in the lake off Cudahy this week. Lesson No. 1 —Two boys and two girls w!ere thrown into the water from their I'l- fbot boat, with a ir>-i>orsoiiowcr motor, when the pilot made a quirk turn and ran ItJlo his own "wash." 'I'his is the wrong ijgy to handle a boat. It indicates a lack of' respect for, and knowledge of, the performance of ,such a small craft with such a large motor. Before anyone goes power- boating on I.ake .Michigan, and gets very far from shore, ho should have some instruction on what to do and what not to do, for his own safely and that of his passengers. Lesson Xo. 2—'Vhv man who rescued the youth.s had 12 pcr .<nn .s. including five children, in his I.Vfoot Ijoal.. This was a dan­ gerous case of overloading. Suppo.se his craft had overturned. Certainly not all of those overboard could swim well enough (o reach shore or slay afloat until picked up. How many could have been .saved, if there were any strong and expert swimmers among the 12 in that boat is anyone's guess, but chances are that several would have drowned. Inchiding. probably, .some of the children, lUit you .see such cases of overcrowding on all the lakes hereabouts. A father takes his family for an outing. He piles them all into one boat. The gunwales are only a few inches above the water. Only a slight motion is needed to oveiturn the craft or fill it full of water. Three is plenty in any ordinary rowboat. Any more tlian that is an tipcn invitation to tragedy. I'M NEARSIGHTED--YOU ALL LOOK ALIKE TO ME Should Go the Whole Rout The Senate Via.-- takc^ii a .-icp lownrd common sense by p.is.-mg a bill that exempts most radio and news piogratiis from giving equal tinif- to .ill political candidates. Tlie need for such a law was oinious after ifie Federal Cominunicit ions Commission rilled that I,ai.- U.ilw an cxircnicly ibin '"splinter canilid.itc'' for ni.iyor ol' Chicago, was entiilcd to ;is nuich time on iicwscisis as the two niajiir (.inilnlaic \ |)cinocralic and iXcpublican, rccciviil. This pot the radio and TV networks .oid stations in tbi> ridiculously >uiicn,il)lc position of having to see tlial all c,iii(li<laic.- for any office, re- g'ardless of their imporiai\ce or relative ixews value, were irea'ed alike. My merely (i^claring iiimseir as a c.mdnl.ile and getting out nomination p.ipers, any crackpot could have oceiipied the airua>s on ('(pial terms with the be.-t known men in |)iil)iic life. And the jiublic could h.uc been liored silly by news al)oul, ami inter\iews with, men whose opinions were weightless and who didn't ha\c the slightest chance of ever getting elected to .mytliiiig. lUit the s('natf)rs didn't (piite go the whole distance away from foolishness. They didn't e.vemfJt i)anel di.'-cnssinns. Which means that if a vice president or a noted senator riuuiing for jjresident appears before a jianel. all of his ojiponents must be given ('(pial op|)ortunity. .Many of these l>anf>l shows are intended to create news. They usually feature men in the public eye whose opinions and statements are newsworthy. If they have to be built aiound any Tom. Dick or Harry who happens to be ruiuiing tor something, a gooii many of these shows v,ill be worthless. The measure now goes to the House, which has aiiolher bill on e((iial lime awaiting cleai .Hiee from the Hides Coumiittee. U 'e !io ])e that mend»ers of tlie House recognize tlie fallacy nf insisting that all candidates receive cijiial time on panel discu.s- ,';ioiis, and that this feature is removed in compi'omise between the Hou,se and Senale \ei'sions. We'd like to ,sec Congi'css go the whole route to sanity in handling po litical news broadcasting. li 1 M NEA S«t »ic«, Inc. IJnemphyed vs. Vneniployahle With r. S. employmeiU getting back to the record highs it esl.iblished liefore recession, we find a sliari)er light focusing on the "hard coic" uiieinployeil who liave been o \it of woii< I'l weeks lU' more. Some !)()(),()()() tall into this cate .goi 'y, .IIKJ of thi-m nearly ."i.'iO.OOO li.ive been without jobs more than half a ycnv. The people in tlu^ h .ird core gi-oup are not faceless. ,Most li\e in areas that have become more or less per 'manent pockets of depi'ession-- I 'oal uuning sectors in Kentucky, W(\st N'irginia, rennsylvania, once thriving textile ]irodnciiig communilics iii New England, and so on. The bulk of the chronically uiu'uiploycd are nonwhlles. And for the most pai't the individuals in this hard core are unskilled workei's. I radii ioiially the last to be hired, usually left liy the wayside m all but the great booms. Congi'ess has not yet been able to manage effective aid to distres.scd regions. But any program would seem limited in l>romise wlu'cii did not contain plans for lifting these people out of their unskilled status. In this increasingly mechani/.ed age, to be unskilled may nu'an not only being unemployed but being uneniployal)le. Reading a Columnist's Mail With Tex Reynolds Notes Dangers at North Beach Dear Tex: As a mother and citizen concerned with the David Lawrence Doubts That Khrushchev Can Ever Be 'Educated' Drew Pearson Governor Pays Respects to 'Snakes' in Louisiana Pearson WASHINGTON — (JP) — Interviewing Gov. Earl Long of Louisiana by the long-distance telephone 'is not the easiest thing in the world to do, partly because the governor is, e X t remely leery of news- p a p e r /m e n, partly because when he does start talking he talks rapidly, lucidly and at length. Having heard that he considered my recent columns about him unfair,' I phoned him and offered to publish his own interpretation of recent events which have kept him in the headlines and sometimes in mental institutions during the past six weeks, "You've been writing some bad things about me," the governor replied, "Whenever I've heard bad things about you I've defended you. But go ahead and ask me what you want to know." "Are you serious about running for re-election in view of the Louisiana constitutional ban against re-election?" "I'm not only running, but I'm going to win," the governor replied with emphasis. "Bill Dodd is going to run fifth jor fourth. The poor folks are going to vote for me, both governor herself. The last woman who ran for governor of Louisiana, Lucille May Grace, got 5,000 votes. A colored man named Parker who also ran for governor got more than she did—7,500. I asked Governor Long if he wasn't going to kill himself by campaigning too hard for reelection when his health is not too good. "This is a one-man show," he replied, "and I've got to do the work. I'm it. My brother Huey had thousands of workers, but I haven't. The opposition has got some men of talent on the other side—a lot of semi-Republicans, They want the sales tax; they want the bread tax; and they want their millions to escape taxation. That's who I'm fighting against. That's why I'm a Democrat. The only people except Lincoln who have helped the common man are the Democrats. Talk About Snake The governor told a story about a geologist in Montana who was hunting for uranium and turned up'a large stone, under which he found a beautiful snake suffering from lack of nutrition during the winter. He picked up the snake and took him back to his lodge, bedded him down, warmed up the snake, and finally fed him some milk, "The next day he fed him some blood and then some W. W. Bauer, M,D. Use of Substitutes After Breast Surgery ...The use of various suh -'breas! replacement consisting stitutes colloquially known as "f » plastic form partly filled {•lalsies" is a fairly common ^^''^'^ » ^'^'ck fluid has proved practice among women who are i'"!'.': ^""^^^f^^^ even under ajo^.^d wherever there are med- and these have been correlated with exceptionally high concen trations of oxygen. This no longer happens, Q: Dear Dr. Bauer: Can you tell mc where there are brain surgeons who can perform the new opcration.s for Parkinson's disease? Mrs. V. V., Illinois. A: Such" surgeons can be Dr. Bauer rilatively flat- cbested. The frequent necessity of removing breasts for the treatment of cancer has rendered t h e n «ed for artifi- c i a 1 replace- irttent of the lidfst tissue quite urgent if reasonable symmetry of figure is to be preserved. It is estimated that each year more than 50,000 women m the United States, and a proportionate number in Canada, are t likely to meet the problem of •juaintaining a normal appear- _.ance following the removal of > a breast, or in some instances, "both breasts. While appearance may seem to be a minor consideration .'.compared with life and health, •tlhe fact is that many persons attach great importance to how they look, and no one wishes ., to be conspicuous by reason of ; ilfbnormal, appearance. Many -wipmen have been deterred from seeking appropriate treat ment in time because of the ;iedir that amputation would be ;;;fequired. Perhaps aversion to -^n altered appearance played no small part in this reluctance MT -to accept timely surgery. ~ "Many efforts have been made to provide breast forms for patients following surgery, but some difficulties have been en- Ci^untered in finding a material v^ich would have the general consistency of body tissues and also have a weight which would keep it from "riding up" or sagging down. More recently a bathing suit. Questions for Today ical centers-or medical schools, and in any hospital having a ''department of neuro-surgery. rolrolcntal fibroplasia? F. D. B., New Jersey A: This is an eye condition developing in premature infants as a result of an overdose :of oxygen. In saving these I babies it is often necessary to use oxygen. The possibility of overdose was observed after a I number of cases of blindness in premature babies had occurred, SIDE GLANCES Persons in northern Illinois would find such surgeons in all of the five medical schools in Chicago and in the larger Chicago hospitals. Those in the southern part of the state might find it more convenient to seek similar facilities in St, Louis, Monday: Swim and Hear iCopyi'iKlit. CoUiinblii Feiiluic-s, Ii\c.^ By Galbroith 'I'll pay for this cheese Bobby grabbed off the shelf, but he seems to fcove eaten the price mark!" safety and welfare of everyone, I'm prompted to write this letter concerning adverse conditions at the North Beach, I often accompany my two boys there and while I'm watching them happily playing, I'm happy too, except for a sad though that struck me today. What if one of my boys or any other child were to cut himself severely on a beer can some careless person threw in the water and he were bleeding seriously, how would I get a rescue squad fast enough to save his life? I'd have to run up tfic hill (if I'm on High or English street) and disturlj some resident for a phone call. Now, why hasn't a public phone been installed close enough for such emergencies? Or why not a direct rescue squad alarm box? Boats Come In As I was probing this thought, along came two motorboats and where did they anchor? Right at shore. I shuddered as to what would happen to someone if he were swimming under water at that time. I suggest the coast guard impose a severe penalty for these "show-offs" who have only regard for their own selfish endeavors. Now, 1 thought I'll relax awhile, as 1 sank down in the sand. But then I saw three ittle tykes throwing a stick and watching it float into a big puddle (the one off English street where two boys drowned a few years ago). That "puddle" gets deep suddenly bwt it ooks harmless. One of the boys started wading to the stick which had reached the deep hole. I became alarmed and told the boys about the danger. Concerning this, it wouldn't put a load on our taxes if the city public works put up a barrack there, would it? I hope some day I can go to our beautiful beacii and RELAX. So "to whom it may concern," what's your answer? —SAFETY FIRST • • * Protests Report of TV Bullfights Dear Tex: According to what we hear ABC-TV will be broadcasting bullfighting. We have formed the "Mother's Vigilantes", have lists of all sponsors and will send letters to same. Our only weapons against a lustful, bloodthirsty program are pens, paper and the purse strings of America. We hope "Mother's Vigilantes" will mushroom from our 10 women into hundreds of indignant mothers all over the country. We have a civilized. Christian country and in spite of people who wish to prey upon the blood-thirsty and depraved, we will fight to keep TV clean of bloodshed, whether it is animal or human. Our target: Individuals who want to drag up backward instead of forward. This includes TV stations and sponsors, —MElrose 4-2344. WASHINGTON — Many people who watched the boorish, arrogant Khrushchev on television a few nights ago wondered why Lawrence such a dictator and bully should be humored so much by the American government. In view of the deliberate distortions of the Nixon- Khrushchev repartee in the officially controlled press and radio of the Soviet Union, the question that naturally arises now is what possible good could come from a "summit" meeting with such an irresponsible mind. There is nothing really new being uncovered nowadays about the Khrushchev personality. He has talked for hours with various American officials and other prominent men from western countries. He is shrewd and skillful in debate. He is used to having his own way and can't understand why the United States doesn't knuckle under at his command. His point of view hasn't changed a bit since he first grabbed power in the Kremlin. He insists that the way to ease tensions and prevent crises in the world is for the United States to do what he says. There is no middle ground, as he sees it. between "capitalism" and what he inaccurately calls "socialism." In the end he is sure one will triumph, and he is confident it will be Communist imperialism rather than the system under which America and the West have thrived. Most of Khrushchev's visitors, including perhaps Vice President Nixon, come away with the idea that maybe it would be a good thing to "educate" the Soviet premier by ar ranging for him to come to the United States for a visit. Much Like Hitler But this is a fallacy. Khrushchev can no more be "educated" than Hitler could have been. The two men are very much alike. There is one little difference — Khrushchev secretly orders his murders and tortures of dissenters, while the Nazi dictator did it openly and boasted about it. Khrushchev is responsible for the execution or exile of thousands of Hungarians. The present Hun- white and colored, because Pvei chicken liver. And the day after that," said the governor, "he fed him some hamburger. Fi- garian government i.s his slave and captive, as also are the other neighboring countries in Eastern Europe. But Khrushchev resents any mention of "captive nations." What Khrushchev lacks is a sense of decency and dignity and an appreciation of the other fellow's viewpoint. He is as absolute as a czar. The impression has been widely spread that he has an inferiority complex and wants to be invited to stay at the White House so as to show off to his people that he is accepted as a world leader. But even after he did this, he probably would argue just as vehemently that what Americ and Europe need is communism. He has an obsession on the subject of world conquest. To accord Khrushchev the kind of invitation he wants is to give him a chance to make propaganda and belittle the very country that would be treating him as its guest. He would distort the purpose entirely on his return home and boast to his people that even America recognizes his prowess in a position of leadership in the world. In the Soviet Union Khrushchev isn't popular with the people outside the ruling Communist group who are familiar with his personality. He needs prestige at home. One way to get it, he thinks, is to be accorded attention by the heads of other governments. He enjoys being sought after. He nevertheless plays constantly at the game of trying to divide the Western Allies by appealing to their materialistic interest in trade relationships. Allies' Attitude What should the West do about such a dictator? Domestic politics in Britain and a tendency on the part of some British Labor Party people to seek a close working arrangement with the Kremlin complicate the problem for the West. As for France, General De Gaulle declares he wouldn't come to the United States for a "summit" meeting and says it should be held in Europe if at all. So, even if the United States were agreeable to a meeting with Khrushchev in this country for the "summit, French objections would prevail. Then what about a "summit" meeting of only President Eis enhower and Nikita Khrushchev in the United States? This would arouse suspicions among our allies. It's true that Prime Minister Macmillan went alone to Moscow, and Khrushchev showed his bad manners by insulting his guest in a public speech. The British leader, incidentally, was busy for weeks afterward explaining that he wasn't making any separate deals. So it seems that if General De Gaulle will not come, there is no likelihood of "summit" meeting in America, If one is held, it will be in Europe, and President Eisenhower would attend reluctantly and then only if "progress" has been made through the four foreign ministers toward a settlement of the Berlin problem. Judging by the way the Soviet premier has handled the visit of Vice President Nixon, nothing substantial would result from a "summit" meeting, Khrushchev doesn't understand that an American president isn't a dictator and can't make "deals," And the only kind of deal the Soviet premier wants is of the appeasement and surrender variety. This he will never get as long as Dwight Eisenhower is in the White House. been their friend." Political Philosophy Governor Long then launched into a detailed explanation of his political philosophy of trying to help the "poor folks." "We used to charge ten cents per school luncheon," he explained. "Now we give it to them free. Ninety per ><;ent of the Negroes get it free and about fifty per cent of the whites. "We have 17 charity hospitals and 65 per cent of the patients are colored. We have free school books, free pencils, free tablets, free buses. We have the only school for spastics in the entire South, We pay old-age pensions of $73 a month, plus$93 a month for hospitalization when needed. "I've been a and medicine friend of the (Copyright, 1B5B, New York Heral " erald Tribune, Inc.i LAKES IN MICHIGAN GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.— Michigan is considered to have title to more than 41 per cent of the 95,170-square mile area of the Great Lakes. Seven other states and the Province of Ontario have the remainder. colored people, and that's one reason the reactionaries are fighting me. We may not be advanced enough to satisfy some of you follts in the North, We segregate the Negroes, and they're happy that way. But we're building 'em new schools and we have the finest colored university in the world — Southern University at Baton Rouge. It has one of the finest presidents. Dr. Felton Clark. Re-fighting War "This is one reason Willie Rainach, chairman of the Committee on Segregation in the Louisiana Legislature, is running against me," said Long, "He won't get enough votes to wad a shotgun. A lot of politicians down here are re-fighting the Civil War . They're talking about slavery and the colored people. Looks like they want to continue slavery. I don't agree with them. We all know in our hearts that Abraham Lincoln was the greatest president we've ever had — because he freed the slaves. We know slavery is wrong. I happen to live in the only parish in Louisiana which voted against secession in the Civil War, My great-uncle owned slaves, and my grandpapa Tyson owned slaves, "They had money. My father didn't. He hardly had a chair to put his rear end on. But he was smarter than my brother Huey, smarter than Earl, smarter than Dr. Long. He was known as the best friend the colored man had. He was their adviser and their friend. I've seen him cut up ten hogs at Christmas and give them to poor people who wouldn't have any Christmas dinner otherwise," Unfaithful Wife The governor had been talking at some length. Suddenly he stopped and said: "Now you ask me something," I inquired about his health. "My mental capacities are superior to my physical. I have never been crazy. If I am crazy now, then I've always been crazy. "My nephew Russell was sucked into helping commit me, 1 think he's sorry now. My wife—and I lived with her for naily the snake began to wig- jgle and come back to life. "This geologist," continued the governor, "was something of a snake fancjer. He finally had the snake crawling all over the house, catching rats. One day he picked him up for what he called a friendly chat, and held him close to his face. Suddenly the snake bit him on the nose. The geologist pulled him loose and began to cuss and carry on about what an ingrate the snake was. "The snake looked at him and said, 'What in the hell else did you expect out of a snake? "That," said Governor Long, "is what I should have learned about some of the ingrates in Louisiana who have been stabbing me in the back. "Have you ever read 'Invic- tus?' You remember what it says, T am the captain of my fate, 1 am the master of my soul'? You can- translate that and you know what I am going to do in Louisiana." (Copyright, 1959, bv the Bell Syndicate. Inc.i Looking Backward 40 YEARS AGO Aug. 2, 1919— Maximum, 74; Minimum, 62. Rep. Blanton (D-Texas) charged in the House that the Railroad Brotherhoods were "holding up" Congress, much the same as highwaymen, for another "unfair" \$1 billion wage increase. Racine College officials announced that spare rooms in several college buildings would be used to home employed men unable to find rooms anywhere else in the city. 30 YEARS AGO Aug. 2, 1929— Maximum, 71; Minimum, 60. The State Senate passed a children's code providing for strengthening of laws relating to delinquent children. Three hundred members of the Racine American Legion Post were scheduled to attend the Legion's state convention in Kenosha. Lloyd Weber of Racine, defeated aonther Racine youth, Herbert Johnson to take the state junior golf championship. 20 YEARS AGO Aug. 2, 1939— Maximum. 83; Minimum, 72. President Roosevelt signed the Hatch bill which for the first time prohibited political activity by all but top-bracket federal officials. Racine Golfer Wilford Wehrle was fighting to regain the state amateur golf championship he won in 1937. Law enforcement officials were investigating a report that four men in two Illinois autos hi-jacked two slot machines and a golf ball vending device at' the Brown's Lake Golf Course. over twenty years—proved to be the most unfaithful woman on earth—not with men, but with money. "She thought she'd run for NOT TRANSLATIONS Elizabeth Barrett Browning's "Sonnets from the Portuguese" were not translations. In reality, they were poems expressive of her own love for Roberf Browning and she used th« title merely as a disguise.