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The Racine Journal-Times Sunday Bulletin from Racine, Wisconsin · Page 16

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in RACINB JOCRNAI/nMBS TWO-FISTED POLITICS Racine, Wisconsin. Sunday, August 9, 1959 Weak, But Better Than Nothing A weak civil riglils bill, .shorn of both positive and punitive measures to promote voting rights and school integration, has been punted from tlie liou.«e Judiciary Committee to the conservative House Kule.s Committee, where lis fate is uncertain. And to add to tlie prnhlems of strdpger civil riglils legislation this \c ;ir. a S CMI.I I C Judiciary Committee conn oiled by siiuth- ernens has yet to tackle the sul)jccl. What was left of the bill ajiprnved by the House Committee included some secondaiy measures to sli'engthen tb(> Civil lligbts Bill of ]0,J7 by extending the Civil Hights Commission for anolluc two years, reciuir- ing the states to rctani voting records for two years .so that the Connin^.-ion can get. nl them, and making bombing: of th(< type that have scourged lht> Sontli and interference with court-ordered school inlegi'atinn federal crimes. Gone from the bill is P)-esi- dcnt Ei .senlK )\vei''s constluetive suggestion that the federal government giNc })ositi\(' aid and encouragement to schools that aie having trouble mtegr.iiiiig. (;r)ne is a strong provision to permit the attorney general of the ('lulcd .St.iies the right lo seek court rebel tor .aggrieved, vot(>-less citizens who arc too per.ceuied or loo terrified to seek tlieu- own i 'i :,.;bts m louit. + * Wh;it is lett I,- not ;i .Ntii .nj^ ( i\il light.'; program, but it i- .1 ncic ,,ii\ one 'i'lu! record of the \'. S ('i\il Kights ("oiniiii- sion since 1!''>7 siiow.- bow neces:ary it is U'hc Co)niiii>sioii ha- worked under severe handicap.s from both the President him.self and Congres.s. Although the bill creating the Commi.s.sion pa.s.sed Congre.s.s in mid-summer of J!).")?, the President did not get around to appointing the Commi.s- sion until No\emb(;r of thai year, and then he wailed until the following February. Southerners controlling congressional committees dragged their feel equally long in confirming these ai)pointmenls, so that 15 of its 2'\ months of legal life were gone l)efore the Commission held its first hearing. * * * I-' ACII in that short tune, during which il has had to .-peud most of :is time facing court tests of its powers, the Commission uncovered un;a\()iy conditions in Louisiana, .\labaiiia and Ceorgia, where lbou:au(is of Negro citizens have been denied their right to vote through the sy.s- lemallc elforls of state and local officials. The .Mabama L(>gislatuie tried to i'mpede the Commission's work by authorizing the iniinediale desiruction of all election records, which is why a fed('ral statute is necessary to preserve those records, I'nless Congress acts Ibis month, Ihe Conimission itself uill exfiire in September. If thai happens, anything thai was gameci in l!)."*? will be lost this year, aii< llie cau.s(> ol e(|ual rights for all citizens will lie .set back fcu' more years. IL is essential liuit Congress act, even if (he bill it aits ui)on dues no more inai'k time on tliis ('111 ical ])roblem. Roscoe Drummond Nixon Hard to Beat; Rockefeller Will Try SAN JUAN, P.R.—The forty- feight governors who are here in Puerto Rico and the reporters who are covering their fifty- first annual c o n f e r e nee have one thing in common. They are intent upon reading the barometer on the same t w o preoccu- p y i n g questions: Will Gov. Nelson Rocke- eller of New York soon become an active and open candidate for the i960 Republican presidential nomination? Has the massively publicized and successful trip to Russia and Poland boosted Vice President Richard Nixon's lead to the point where there is nothing Mr. Rockefeller can do to head him off? In every corridor and bed-h'ice president, in part, set the room conversation the gover -|Sta!7 ,e, plus the unusual publici- nors have asked each other ty be received and will continue Tlie Toledo Experinieut Confronted with the coinpcfit loii of onf- Jyin.g shnpiiing cenler.-. as vvci-v cenli-.d busine.s.s section is. the dounlowii inei- chants of Toledo and its cii\ go \enuneiil have fallen back on tiic theory, "If >ou can't be.u 'em, join 'cu\." Toledo coiiveiled the se;;- ment of its c(MUr ,il bu.-^mess di.-tn<t, tud parallel .streets each two blocks long, into "malls," without veliicular Irafiic except for enough pulilic 11 aiisportation to carry peoyile in and out of the aic .i. In sboit, Toledo now has a big shopping centei- where il once liad a tradilion .il downtown business di .-iilct, * * * Toledo says the pi.m is an i'\|)erunenl <nr -l .'i days, but extent ol lln' elloit iiidi- lales thai the block-off of liallic will be permanent unless (liere are good r <MS (»iis to the conlr.iry. Already, the streets li.i\e liecn covered with dir't and sod, and tn-cs and flowers have been planted where exhaust pi|)es once bristled. 1 1 will be as expensive to uniln the experiment as it was 10 accomplish it. A plan like this, of course, invohes many considerations. Downtown Uai'ine mer- ehant-s who wanted traffic blocked off Main strecl for .just a few days a short time ago learned the complexities of this kind of blockage, jusL from a traffic standpoint. Not only are effective ajiproacb and bypass routes necessary, but plenty of parking on the edge of the (bslrict is an absolute necessity. The ])lan is a one. Hut central districts all over the lliute(l Slates are coming to the conclusion that ra<lical me.isures will be neces.sary if they are to continue lo exist as iinporlani retail sliopiiing centers in Ihe automotive age. Shoppers are going to ride in cars; those cars must move and I bey nnist park; if tbev don't move and park downlown, they will do so elseu here. ^: * + City go\ ('rnnieuls are realizing loo, thai 1bt> provision of automobile and pedestrian inineiueiU, and automobile storage, is in Ibe utility class today. Knlcs.s Ibey to see Ibe imi)orlant t ;ix base of their cen- Ir.ii business districts go down the tbain, Ibev must do something lo provide these ulililies, just .IS (hey would provide vvalei', sewage and strei-t lighting. Ail of us may not yet be re.idy for ;m ex|)eriment as radical as Toledo's (although Chicago has been for some time discussing ])rohibiling all private automobiles in the Loop). lUil most communitii's, including {{acine, must take serious inventory of Ihe traffic and parking services it is providing its central business area, with an eye Inward keeping that business cenler alive. From Congressional Quarterly Health Insurance for Aged Seen 1960 Election Issue Reading a Columnist's Mail With Tex Reynolds EDITOR'S NOTE: Letters to fhi$ column must be accompanied by the name and address oi the sender, —|))ick their own doctors, similarj though some will bo withheld from publication upon request. WA.SIIINCIOM Whether the Icderal Govern- to the way they do under cur- menl should provide health in- rent Blue Cross and I31ue Shield surance for old peojjle is sliap-,plans. The Government vvould Youth Bond HoS ing u|) as a major li)GO election run the progra/fi. ... Pro and Con ^omp Opportunity 'the House W .ivs nnd Means , , . , Dear Tex: The Elks Youth KK nousf v\.iys .mu ivicaiLs, Torand contends there IS no „ ^, , , iCommillee brought the issue ^,,1^^,^. ^„|„,j,jp c;ay.s o 1 d Parents Club hopes to cenler stage 111 recent hearings ^..,^,1,,, ' adequate send the 65 members of the and a special Senate commillee Drummond count his relative standing, as compared with Nixon, in the polls. The related factor will be whether he believes he can close the gap, if he is behind Nixon, by actively seeking the nomination. From both his cautious and not-alway-cautious public and private remarks here—and I cite this as a repbrtorial judgment— 1 would say that Gov. Rockefeller believes that he can and will be nominated in 1960. I think it will all who know him well if he doesn't try—and try hard. ON NIXON'S POSITION — The vice president has many supporters amons the Republican governors. They believe— and every correspondent here agrees with them — that Mr. Nixon's effectiveness during his .Soviet tour, plus the upcoming exchange of visits between Premier Khrushchev and President Eisenhower, for which the will keep it in the.spollii -ht lor '^'"'"^ insurance Irom private band lo a camp near Eau the rest of the year. The Sen- .n'""'' " '•''^'^"nahle rates, c.laire, Aug. IG-2I. prior to the ate committee on problems of '''^ ^•<>."'^«H'^""^^s are olten National Legion contests in the aged plans to keep its in- '"^ '"^'f '/^'''"^ s^'v- Minneapoli.s Aug. 22-24. vestir.ation going even ,,f.ter ^" As you know it takes con- Conr.rcss adiuurns. " relatives or the government „jerable money for a project The ..ceil. House hearings! "Vh;: l ^orand Mdis back., .y C^i:^, '^J ^^^^tl ^liSiS woie on a bill sponsored by several national organizations, Minneapolis Ucp. Aime .i The I'orand forand ^.R.I.V including the AFL-CIO and j,^,^ bill would add American Nursine, Assn. Nel- . •"„„ ,„,. ^.,2 hnv health msuiance to the present son II. Cruikshank. AFI.-CIO d"uf " mU n $20 The ""I 'i; i ;;s;;;'ni <^^":r..., r rr' w"'^ 'V:!- ''''^^''''•Ban/pa^mfcllb iS^ con Iheir employers each pay - actuahy w-ould help privat^n- i;^;:^ anr^ug- these questions and we havej explored the feelings and findings of most of them; we have talked with Nixon supporters and Nixon opponents; we have talked with Gov. Rockefeller publicly and privately and, after adding everything together and subtracting a little, I offer the following report: ON ROCKEFELLER'S INTENTIONS—He is not disposed to wait for 1964, putting off an effort to get a presidential nomination. Five years in the future doesn't figure in his thinking. The New York governor, who has been the focus of news interest every day at this conference, does not take Mr. Nixon's nomination for granted; he does not think that his admitted lead at present is a barrier to his entering the race —and winning it. He 's Anxious My impression is that Mr. Rockefeller can hardly wait to see his candidacy get off the ground and into the open. He recognizes that the new prestige Mr. Nixon has earned on his Soviet trip greatly shortens the time Mr. Rockefeller can delay coming out from behind his chair >in Albany. The decision will be made in the fall. Obviously he will take into ac- extra oiie-(|iiarter of one per- 1 surance by taking on the high- geslion has been made that to receive, gives him an arm- lock on the nomination which it will be nearly impossible for Mr. Rockefeller (o loosen. Mr. Nixon has increased noticeably his chances of winning the nomination—and winning the election. Even if the Khrushchev-Eisenhower visits do not in the end alter Soviet policy one iota in the cold peace or resolve any of the deep East - West differences, the vice president will have identified himself as one to be trusted in dealing with the gravest matter of the next presidential term, namely, Soviet- American relations. Primary Tests Clearly Mr. Nixon is nearer to tying down the nomination than ever and I know of no informed person who believes that Mr. Rockefeller can turn him aside without actively and openly entering the contest. He will have to let his name stand in the New Hampshire primary. The neutral-leaning- toward-Rockfeller Republican governor of Oregon, Mark Hatfield, personally urged him to enter the Oregon primary to make it a real Nixon-Rockefeller test. The newest evidence is that he may well do so. (Copvi-lKht, 195D. New York Hoiiild Tribune, Inc.) ceni in social securily taxes, old people. He .said private ^p^,,^ individuals would Self-cinployed persons would health plans will never be able\, ^ |,^y ,^ camp, pay an extra Ihrec-eighlhs of lo give adequate coverage at'j^jj^^,„.e\ej„g ^^ked ml, reasonable rates to old people ^^^^ ritv because of the high risk, "Wait-i one percent. At retirement those under social sec vvould be eli,n,!e lor the health inc, for this to happen," he^ /'^^".^^'[u!;i insurance bencl,.s, said, "is like waiting for a hip ^^'h" contributed so much to the! The benefits ui the Forand popotamus to fly." Looking Backward it would open its new six-mile stretch of (racks between Caledonia Junction in Racine County and South Junction in Milwaukee County. Police Chief Henry C. Baker said he regretted that the state's new highway code contained no speed limit for rural areas of the state. Nuclear Nighfmare Conjured Up ,„„.,„„,^ ,,, , entertainment life of Racine.jcal and otherwise, have em- bill include up lo H'O davs of The Kiscnhowcr Administra- ^^'"^ appearance in pa-|Phasized modern tensions as a hospital and nursing home lion and American Medical etc., just can-cause of emotional disturbance, care a year. Surgery also would Assn. are at the forefront of ""^ '^""""^ ^^e camp opportun-personality dif- be c.wercd, The patients would those saying that private re-''V' ^^''^'^'h l^ey have certainly ficulties, and sources, given time, can do the \" job. [iolh oppose the Forand Anything anyone can do will physical symp- bill. The AMA shouts "social- be sincerely appreciated. Band Business Manager. -LEWIS RIPLEY W. W. Bauer, M.D. Can Learn to Get Along with 'Modern' Tensions A great many writers, medi-jmay not be a better interpreta- }i/ed medicine" when the For, . _ ^ ^ , . • ,r and bill is mentioned. It fears (St. LOUIS Post-Dispatch) lenvironmcnt > .Said Dr. Wolfe: l ,i„ ^ ,^ ^ The catalogue of horrors presented to the llolifield subcom- riie role of North American man in (his long-term view— ;overnmcnt running medicine. Tlie private insurance com- Wants to Talk mittee in five days of hearings bis nationality, genetic (onsti- Fomnd vi ,ifli n Critic on the effects of nuclear warjtntion. psychological makeup i^jn ll^,.(..^t of federal v -riiii, and creative potential three, 10 health insurance has spurred Dear Tex: 1 don't know who genoralions laier, I leave (hc,,-,-, (,-, ^.^^y^f, ,,vith aVash of "'e person was that wrote the is not merely to tension, but to lers to predict." ' p].^,.,,. elderly. So letter about the Kiltie Drum "modern" tension, a combina- Governor Philipp 40 YEARS AGO 20 YEARS AGO Aug. 0, 1939 •— Maximum, 81; Minimum. 70. President Roosevelt signed legislation extending the life of ;the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) another three ; years. David S. Barkley. of 928 Villa St., was selected as the ;best soldier in the Civilian Military Training Corps at Fort Sheridan, 111. County Board supervisors, at is a strong argument for fur Ihcr study and reflection on exactly what such a war would mean. The statistics arc appalling — 48,900,000 Americans dead within 60 days from 263 bombs, forests and fields laid waste by fire, and hunger, terror and disease abroad in the land for generations. But the ideas of Dr. John N. Wolfe, chief of the environmental sciences branch of the Atomic Fnergy Commission's Division of Biology and Medicine, are even more frightening. toms. There can be no doubt that tension is an important factor in many health p r 0 b lems. In most instances the reference Dr. Bauer or 100 for others What Dr. Wolfe said envi- (•.,,._ however, the coverage is Corps, but I would like to an- sions a sort of anarchy follow- nio'dest. ' swer "Scout Admirer" in re- ing an attack. There was no; There is no chance of the gards to his or her article. 'Scout Admirer" wrote that Aug. 9, 1919 — Maximum, a public hearing, heard reports 88; Minimum, 57. that some families on relief Wisconsin's Gov. EmmanueO^'^'-^ "'^^''^.'•f^^ ^"'l that others L. Philipp went to Washington ^''^ 'eceiving so much food to seek a 1 -ccnt railroad fare^'^^y throwing away the for state veterans attending a ^"'^ • Wisconsin soldiers' reunion at the state fair. The nation's rail- testimony on what would hap- bill becoming law this year. It pen politically, economically is (oo hue in (he session. But! the Scouts build better men and and socially in the new world. ,he Forand bill docs have a ..ood and clean living. To clear Could the surviving three- .-ood chance of coming un for his mind, the Kilties are all fourths of the population organ- a vole in the House in 1960, members of the YMCA and if ize to prevent choas and set in '^^o^ l^^^^g anything motion machinery or cventu:.b about our YMCA, he can see recovery, or would these '^^'^'l ^^'^!^^ -^^'^-h backers as the ^^.^^^.^^ hons be doomed to the savag- AFL-CIO and nurses organi-; . p^-nect from ery implied by Dr. Wolfe? Nu -l /.alion, the Forand bill will get;*;^^,;;"^ ''^^^ '^P''^ ^'^"^ Evidently, "Scout Admirer" should be carefully considered Bureau estimates there will be doesn't know anything about and publicly discussed as longiabnost 16 million persons 65jdrum corps when he refers to as the danger exists that the!years old or more come 1960.jthe "Scotch Dance" the boys lion of the Biblical curse, "In the sweat of thy brow shall thou eat bread," than to ascribe sweat merely lo work. Perhaps modern G.I.s who coined the expression, "Sweat it out," came nearer to the truth, mainly that fear, worry, and uncertainty can raise much perspiration, though not as wholesome a perspiration as work. No one is going to escape all tensions and we must make up our minds to that. We can, however, learn to deal with our tensions by realizing that we are not the sole victims of an unkind fate, but that everybody has tensions. We might remember the homespun philosophy about a certain number of fleas being good for a dog on the grounds that it Dr. Wolfe told a reporter hejmerous questions of this nature a shove in 1960 from the old- u<- ^:„u, u„ - goodkome to mind and all of them slers themselves. The Census thought it might be a thing for North America to rest the land for decades or cen- !o ;l ;^an?e Kiin?^ in Scinglbig bombs mav'b^ is one-fourth of all Ihelda That is included in general long range reducing ^ earlier Pcople who voted for President clfects in drum corp compe^ study hv the Office of Civil De-^ i" 19^,6. ^tUion. Maybe he should watch fense and Mobilization which^ Both political parlies, know-.some of the other drum corps^ presented a picture of casual-i ing that the aged represent one;I_ have two boys in the Killie the population in such a way that only the fit would survive. What sort of irradiated monsters would prove fittest in this So They Say roads were stil under wartime federal control, A farm publication reported! '^^ ignorant II The Soviets have talked the average Racine County~ what's this conference, much about peaceful coexist farm was about 90 acres in'^*^""^ anyway? . . . Thoselence. They have boasted that size and that about two-thirds, f /Plo'"^^^ 'P^f a language all of the county's farms were op-! J^V"""' '/?!!^ understand erated by tHeir owners and the [^^ ^'f ,7'?'. J^^^. t'^' .^"^ ' remaining one-third by tenants. "^"^^ they listen to my ^ ' music, they don't even thmk about politics. —L 0 u i s (Satchmo) Armstrong. * * * 30 YEARS AGO Aug. 9, 1929 — Maximum, 89; Minimum, 67. Prices dropped sharply on the New York Stock Exchange after the New York Federal Reserve discount rate was increased from 5 to 6 per cent. Paper losses were estimated at more than $1 billion. The Milwaukee Electric Railway; and, Light COt announced A good law that every state should have would be to put parents in jail for letting their kids drink, stay out late at night, and run around with the wrong company. —Sheriff Arthur Werrnuth of Golden^ Colo. < ties and property damage simi- in every four votes, already Corps so 1 would like to have "Scout Admirer" call me at under peaceful coexistence the ultimate victory of the Communist way of life is inevitable. (In Berlin) peaceful coexistence has existed for 10 years, . . . But from the Communist point of view it is obviously a failure. —Secretary of State Christian A. Herter. * * • The white man's burden is now not one of management but rather one of understanding, and the task has suddenly become truly formidable. —Dr. Mason W, Gross, president of Rutgers University,' lar to that painted in the tcsti-ia'-e mapping plans for \vooing mony made little or no impres-'oldsters. The presidentia cand- sion on President Eisenhower.!'dates thetiiselves will be "His mind couldn't comprehend fo'-ced to take a stand on the it any more than your mind canj hill, a measure ot prime comprehend cannibalism." ^n\^^^^'^^^ tx, this new political OCDM official a.s.serted. Cer-'"""i^^- . ^. „. , ...other so I personally think that tainly the dimensions of the!, Forand himself says he w.llu.c..„... u„...a nroblem sfiecer the intellect '^^'^^P pushing the bill until it is prom m siaggei tnc "^tciiec Congress- but there must be understand-i'' ., .. . . keeps him from brooding about being a dog. Also, a dog with fleas proceeds to do something about them. He scratches. Many of our tensions could be removed by a reasonable and w e 11-directed amount of Melrose 4-3847 or meet me anywhere and discuss drum corps. It might clear his mind. The Kilties and Scouts have always co-operated with each lion of words so commonly employed that it is becoming almost a single word like damn- yankee. Admitting the threatening aspects of modern living, all the way from atomic bombs to! singing commercials, 1 sometimes wonder whether we aren't prone to overemphasize the tension factor in modern living as distinguished from tensions in past eras. I know that the executive is popularly picturediscratching, instead of quite so as a harried individual twolmuch whimpering, which never got anybody anywhere. I have all the sympathy in the world for people with problems as long as they make an effort to solve them. When Ihey merely sit down and cry as if they were the only ones who ever had problems, then they forfeit the right to sympathy. At the very least, if there is nothing we can do about our problems, we can learn to live with them. Monday: Sleeplessness ICjjpyilghl, Columbia yeiiluves. Inc.) ing and action based on knowledge if the future is to hold Wolfe. MOTH DAMAGE ELIZABETH, N. J. —Moths eat Americans out of as much as $5 billion worth of clothes and other woolens each year. Scout Admirer" should apolo gize for ridiculing the Kilties "Scotch Dance —AI^MAND MAZMANIAN. * * * old people doctors." men tell me the doctors are putting on terrific pressure something better than "ihe! ffj"^; the hill," he says. "So ^ nighttnare conjured up by ^^^^rr, ihere Hven lot iiiore Coming tO Pot J ^ J ir .1,1 r,nr>r>io back home than>, _ , Court on Back Dear Tex: Do you know why Khrushchev is coming to America? Why, he's coming to give our Supreme Court a pat on the back—that's why! —ED BATZNER, estimates, ipiete. 1 Milwaukee. (Copyright, 1859, CongrcHional QuartBi-ly, Inc.) NEST BUILDING INDIANAPOLIS—The job of nest building, usually left to the females, takes about six the National Pest Control Assn. I days for most birds to com- jumps ahead of a peptic ulcer, and that the mother of today is frequently on the edge of frustration with her problems and those of her children. But 1 wonder if the tensions in the swivel chair or the gadget- equipped modern home are any greater than those of the log cabin in the wilderness where father went out with a plow in one hand, a rifle in the other, and a wary eye for hostile Indians or infuriated bears with cubs, while his wife stayed home, chopped wood, pumped water, fed the stock, did the milking, managed the children, spun wool or flax, made the clothes, did the week's baking, and presumably, welcomed her home-coming spouse with a smile and sweet affection. Part of Hazards I have no notion that modern life is easy or free from tensions, but I am sure that in the history of man tension was part of the hazards of living, and I am equally sure that il always wiJi be. I wonder if it Do You Know Q—Which historical era did the Rattlesnake Flag represent? A—Colonial America. * * * Q—In what city was Abraham Lincoln nominated for the presidency? A—Chicago, 111, * * * Q — With the admission of Hawaii to statehood, what will become the southernmost city in the United States? A—Honolulu, Hawaii.

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