The Wellington Leader from Wellington, Texas on May 21, 1964 · Page 2
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The Wellington Leader from Wellington, Texas · Page 2

Wellington, Texas
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Thursday, May 21, 1964
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LOOKING AHEAD by Dr. George S. Bcnaon . ,,,,I;HE FULBRIGHT CONTROVERSY Distinguishing myth from reality, and vice versa, is quite a task for the American cifci- jsen,today. This sfcrife-torn world s is complex enough, without hiving '"to endure senseless quarrels touched off by some of our biggest 'names in Washing,ton .who call for realities but live in a foreign relations dream world. The public debate following the Fulbright \ pronundamento was useful in *the sense •'that dialog helps determine action in democracy. But time is precious, and ^the basic argument (if any) rattier sdlly. Not even »in an election ye&i', we believe, should such' talk-bring a slowdown an this nation's effort to lead the free world away from the entrapments and snares of Communism. /Some noises are made for U.S. . voters; others for Mr. Khrushchev's fear. '^But* there is Buch a , thing ''as *< seeking truth and' trying to speak it. - tytlSisiiSE l ties, we think, that need repeating lest the new generations forget;. There '«£ ^differences between goo'd *an'di' evil, and the conflict) Is likely to continue for a long time£ lt ! majc'es a difference which side.,, you're on. Morality must concern the American people, even more so because of the existence of immoral, tyrannical dictators prac- WE'VE NEVER BEEN PROUDER TO CONGRATULATE OUR COUNTY GRADUATES With pleasure we note some of you are already our customers ... we consider all of you our friends. As commencement nears, you look back on a job well done, forward to a complete new world. You have won many honors; we are confident you will win still more. You show great promise, and it is our sincere desire that you fulfill your future here in Collingsworth county. In you is the hope of this area, in you the tope of the nation. Mobil Oil Co. A. L Elliott, Consignee REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS C. iy!r' 5 Shamburger Lumber Co. to Wellington Cemetery, <As- sociatioh-4-lofes 2 and' 3, ! block 105, Old; Town. -~^ 'U '.^\ .v^.vyw^mp.uf? a,yfi^ GrayfAnd 1( wiii.o to~Wimam T. MdA'dams Jt -— lot 6, block 2, Bratten Addition, JVellington. - Pre , J ticing'their ^crimes throughout the" 1 world. "• ' ' , Mr. Fulbright mostly Ignores these realities, but the American people cannot afford, to do «o._ ">< '. ; "• What appears to be a developing rapprochement) -with Communism, if indeed it. is to become a fact in- our foreign policy, could -set this -nation back toward defeat and loss of world leadership. Senator FulbrigM's suggestion that we have no (proper quarrel with nations which practice their repugnant ideologies within our own-frontiers can hardly be the reflection of American thought, either as it is or ought to be. Whfle we believe in self-determination of peoples, no one conceives this to have taken place in either Russia, China, or Cuba. If the people of a nation really want Communism, so be it, But that is not the way Communism comes to power. Surely the world is too small today for any American to announce with resignation that he is unconcerned whether his neighbor is free or slave. We have thought to make the world safe for democracy in times past, and more recently to help establish what passes for representative government in emerging lands. This new isolation the Senator proposes would take the State Department, if it has not ailready reneged in its duties, completely out of the battle against Communism. Apparently this is what the Senator wants. It need not be supposed that any of these strange proposals were voiced without consultation with the White House, even Including Mr. Rusk's disagreement with the Senator about Cuba. This technique is well-known for playing both ends against the middle, whenever the vote is needed. People can sec through this. . The liberal-style isolationists, however, who appear ready to throw any nation to the Communist bear including our own, are so enraptured with the new Fulbright -Manifesto that they remain unaware of any play for votes other than their own. is impossible is perhaps the biggest and 1 most dangerous myth of all. At home, tihese statements are cherished 'by the peace-at^any-price crowd, and the; bet,ter-Red-than-dead fellows. Abroad, they ibriiig more doubts'•? ! about ; U.S. leadership among',ourBailie*-' arid mot« plans-for ; aggression -from' the Communists;. ',v'.'- x '' , •. Why should we rea.ssiure,, a rubhless foe, who has- vowed to destroy this .nation as we know It, that war is impossible ? Im- iprobable and unlikely, yes. impossible, no. - ...... That we have nothing to fear from- the Communist world is the developing myth that can destroy us. These new "flexible," "realistic," and "open-minded" policies fall right in with the "peaceful co-existence" plans of Mr. Khrushchev. The Soviet leader has said that capitalist countries follow two trends toward socialist countries — one militant and aggressive, the other moderate and saber. The latter he much prefers at the moment, since tit leads to some form of co-existence and follows the Lenin advice to "struggle for peace." In other words, tie can still practice his own aggression within that framework. If ithese new ipolicy suggestions are developed from the test-ban treaty and the Pul- iright line, then' Russia will have experienced its own political breakthrough at our expense. MEASLES UP More than 2,270 Texans came down with the measles during the week ending March 7, State Health Department said, bringing the year's total to nearly 10,000. Pasadena, Texas, is a Spanish name meaning "Land of the Flowers." Ask about our REVOLVING CREDIT Now at SAIED'S Congratulations Graduates! Wellington Dodson Quail Samnorwood In the thrill-packed days of your graduation, we extend sincere best wishes, remembering our own walk through the high school, diploma in hand. It is the same for every graduate of the Collingsworth county schools. The future you dreamed of is now, and we are confident you will meet it with enthusiasm and courage, a sense of responsibility and bright originality that are part of your personality. And as many of you as can, we hope will find your future in Collingsworth. It can be a good future. We found it that way! Brooks Auto Supply TAXES NOT SO HIGH The average Irishman eats 3,510 calories a day, compared to 3,100 calories consumed by the average American. ,•„ ; Classified ads, get results. t't "'tf i 1 • f '< ,,- , v ,' . , 4? THE WELLINGTON (TEXAS) LEADER Thursday, May 21, 1964 American Indians used the lasso before Columbus discovered -the new world. First municipal public library in Texas was charted in 1874 at Galveston. We take pride in the fine young men and women who are graduating from our five high schools this Spring. We urge each of you to hold to the basic principles of integrity, honesty, hard work and progressive ness, and grasp every opportunity that is offered to you. We wish you well in whatever field you enter, whether it is one of the traditional professions, or one of the many new professions the space age is opening to us. The Foshl ion Shop Mrs. Herman Belew East Side Square Complete Automotive Service Phone 447-2456 Glenn Taylor, Mgr. Best Wishes Graduates You've demonstrated the ability to finish what you started. Hold fast to this integrity of purpose. Your future is right now. Opportunity awaits you. For some this is college or some other field of higher learning. Others find themselves already on the road to future responsibility. This bank hopes you will find your future here in Collingsworth county. There is truly opportunity to be found here. This bank's business is to help you and opportunity to get together. Let's grow with the future. Wellington State Bank

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