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Monroe, Louisiana
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More Darkness Than Light Page I our-A Wcdnejiday, September 1". lOK.’i Charming lllogic Senator (leorjre S, McGovern of South Dakota has come up with some charming illogic as to why the Senate should ratify the big nation nuclear test ban treaty. He the tn a “concrete geture” to help protect the Fincher quintuplets born in his state and all other children from radioactive fallout. The senator has good reason to reel excited over the quintuplets ;n South Dakota, so it follows that he would like to work the event - to other happenings of the day. We also wish the Fischer family n<>w standing at an even dozen — well. Fait now, let u- look at the opin- m of another Senator closer to Mine regarding the test ban trea- ' . Senator Ru-.-.ell B. Long has gone no far as to cast a vote . gainst the treaty in the Senate 1*’ reign Relations Committee. But Senator Allen J. Ellender st 11 Ui* to go along with Senate ratios t ion of the agreement with Bri- i. in and Soviet Russia without amendment. Of course, this is the majorit ut< The latest count showed SI • nator; ready to vote for the goaty and only 1“. firmly against v.ith m ' x - undecided. But is the majority path the best necessarily for the nation’s safe- t ? Regardless of the 80-odd na- i m the test ban treaty, only t .vo really have worldwide mean- g. 1 v:?.— ia and the United States are the only nations with nuclear fighting forces. In a re< ent newsletter to his constituent', Senator Kllender said r< fusal to ratify the treaty in the S*irat* would put a powerful pro- jiag.a da weapon at the disposal of the enemy. Apparently, he wa i ¡•raking of any change causing U e embarrassment of re-negotiat- rg t; •• original agreement as it ■' a a. r* ! originallv in the Krem- with Britain or France, so why should we not do likewise with Soviet Russia? Now, there are no new quintuplets in Louisiana, so far as we know, although there i- a tropical \ irritane moving out of the Gulf towards the Texas-Louisiana coa-t at this writing. But there’s nothing which would put the state so m ,ch into the limelight until it would affect our thinking on this vital piece of Senate legislation. Yes, we have signed treaties v.ith Britain, France and numerous other countries and the people have given the Senate a free ; and in many eu-cs concerning rati! ication. But the people of the United States feel they’ve had direct dealings with communist Ru-sia in peace and in war. And, many share the feelings that a majority of these agreements r ave been worse than meaning- dime after time, agreements wah Soviet Russia have actually put the United States at a mili- tar or propaganda disadvantage. Our lend-lease to Russia during World War II saved that nation and its political system from destruction. Yet she has convinced more than half the world that the Marxist - socialist system rose to the occasion and saved itself. President Eisenhower agreed to top nuclear tests in 1958, hoping the Russians would also stop while talks were in progress for nuclear < armament. Russia did not stop < ¡d so announced it to the world — arrogantly and boastfully. He also .-aid we wouldn’t hesitate to -ign ah an agreement Indeed, a treaty signed with Soviet Russia is of an entirely different nature from one signed with governments of God-fearing people. Experience is a dear teacher in such matters, and the people of the I nited Stales appear to remember the lessons of broken treaties and agreements better than a majority of the upper House of ( ongre.-s. Treating Allies Rough Someone* asked the representative of a Middle - Eastern nation why its government — along with others — - leaned toward the Soviet Union politically when its people feared the men in the Kremlin. The answer came without hesitation: “The Soviet Union support- its aihc and friends regardless of whether they are right or wrong. America, on the other hand, is always prone to slap down her allies and align herself with their opponents.” For example, Holland i a fellow* member of the North Atlantic freaty Organization. But since the United States official policy lias accepted the United Nations dictum that “colonialism is a dirty word." we did everything in our power to prevent the Netherlands from reinforcing it garrison in the Dutch East Indie against Indonesia’s agression. ward Premier Salazar as well. Portugal, besides being a member of NATO, has been a loyal friend to America in two world wars. In the last conflict, Salazar contributed to the allies’ victory against the nazis by allowing the U. S. Air Force to use the Azores as an intermediate base. Without that help, we would have experienced difficulty in ferrying planes across the Atlantic. So for this reason, the Portu- gm sc find it difficult to understand present I . S. policy. They helped us when we needed it, hut why should we now see fit to help the anti - Portuguese organization formed in Ghana and the Congo to undermine Portugal in her African provinces. As a result of the U, S. diplomatic blackjack and a refusal to help the Dutch airlift troops into the area we actually refused to refuel their airplanes which had troops on board — the Hague government was forced to give up its only remaining colony in Southeast Asia to an avowed follower of international communism, Sukarno. As for Salazar, personally, there is no doubt that he rules with an authoritarian hand. Why, then, the Portuguese ask, must the United States run him down as a dictator while offering support to Kwame Nkrumah, the bloody dictator of Ghana; Sekou Toure, the dictator of Guinea, and Algeria’s Ben Bella? It is this apparent lack of dependability which seems to be at the bottom of U, S, foreign policy and which causes other nations to stand aloof when it comes to making agreements and alliances, On the other hand, Russia, who works financial assistance on a very limited scale, recently extended the political hand of support to the Syrians in the United Nations. No wonder the feeling exists among many nations in Latin America. Europe, Africa and Asia that the United States is dependable neither as friend nor f<>c. Perhaps this is why so many nations take on the name “un-committed” when their leaders stop by Washington to pick up their foreign aid checks. fciome 100,000 visitors usually browse at the annual Boardwalk Art Bhow at Virginia Reach, \ a. Art from some 250 painters are displayed for six blocks against a background of sand and surf. There was conclusive proof <>f border violations by Syrians in a recent ca.-e before the United Nations between Israel and Syria, Two Israeli citizens w*ere killed in the raid. But the Soviet Union saved the day for the Damascus government by casting its 101st veto. We have assumed a hostile atti- t tde towards Portugal, not only in the matter of colonialism, but to- lo u.-e some of their surplus coffee, Brazilians have experimented witli coffee-bean cattle feed and tasty lipstick made from the red berries. A Turkish translation of the Koran was in the works for almost four decades before its publication in 1961, Few Senators Have Understood Much On Foreign Policy By BASCOM TIMMONS WASHINGTON' — Ovpr th, years, few I ,S. Senators have know or understood much about foreign affairs. Their job in the main is to support or oppose the legislative programs of their respective parties. That foreign business. including wars, is for the executive branch of the government, particularly the Department-, of State and Defense. Critical situations abroad, in which this country becomes involved, usually develop before Congress is fully informed with the result that the Senate, which is charged with more responsibility in foreign relations than the Hou-e, is likely to make hair trigger decisions for lack of background nformalion. SENATORS blame the State Department for this situation. Over :hc years few senator- have had very dose connections with State. This accounts in considerable measure for much of the tension which seems to exist between the executive and legislative branches during international crises. Such is the background for the action of 22 Senator« in asking that all military and economic aid to South Viet Nam be withdrawn unless “policies of repression” hv that government are abandoned and it seek*, popular support. That action recalls that on several previous occa-ions th«1 Senate has second guessed the executive branch, sometimes with far reaching result- The Viet Nam government, run by the Nhu family i< not likely to be moved bv the Senate resolu­ tion and the proposed alternative i- the abandonment of South Viet Nam to the Communists. Whatever the diplomatically experienced Henry C'abot Lodge may be able to accomplish in Saigon, several free governments, in addition to the Communists are waiting for the U.S. to movo in that direction, according to State Department information. THERE IS precedent for -u< t S. withdrawals, particularly in Asia, which is why Communist China and several Southeast Asian governments bebeve we may be nearing the end of our string, in spite of the expressed determination of President Kennedy to persevere in this combat phase of the war against the Reds. The United States pulled out of China during the Truman administration because General Georcr* ( . Marshall could not persuade two clashing factions to unite. Then the Communists drove the Nationalist government to Formosa and Mao t-e-tung and Chou- cn-lai took over in China. Among tho-e in 1949 who deplored that “disaster,” as he correctly described it, was a young second term Congressman from Massachusetts, John F. Kennedy. Those were the days when the Communists in China were identified a- “agrarian reformer-” by American observers in China. control of government and the efforts of free democratic gov. ernmenis in that directions usually end in shambles. Perhaps the most disastrous withdrawal of U.S. military forces was that of our armed forces in Europe after World War II, largely the result of heavy pressure from Senators speaking, as they said, for the folks back home. That quick withdrawal, early in the Truman administration, was even more disastrous than the later collapse in China. It left Soviet Russia free to violate all pledges and occupy Hungary. Czecho - Slovakia, Poland, East Germany and the Balkan states. It lost the free world territory which has never been regained and strengthened Soviet Russia unmeasure ably, As a young Congressman, Ken nedy 14 years ago blamed the State Department for losing sigh: of our tremendous stake in a non-Communist China. “The responsibility for the fab ure of our foreign policy in the Far East rests squarely with the White House and the Department of State,” he said then, I XPFRIENC'E has shown that no world power is able except in minor operations to force coal ■ tion governments on large areas over which it does not have military control. Only the Communists have been able to change NOW THE responsibility still rests there. As in 1949, almost one quarter of the Senate is urging what amounts to abandonment of Viet Nam. To veteran observers, it is a familiar picture. It recalls not only Europe and China, but Korea as well. The question ;n the mind- of other Senators seems to he “Shall we make an all ou’ effort to win or pull out and give the Communists another victorv?” New Orleans And South Could Note Freedom Date By HOLMES ALEXANDER W VSIIINT.TON — V ,T.. ri i their marching this year on the tooth anniversary of Emancipation, but they aren't the only race w th a liberation to celebrate. Next year, on September It, 1004, there falls the 90th anr. versary *>f a date uhvh Southern White folks in the past have oh- sachu.M'tts Vinutemen d cd against the Redcoats. The White Leaguers lost 13 and 30 were wounded. Not the casualties but the significance — past and future — is what the historian Mu- Omcr Landry wrote battle lav whenserved as the di were freed of the hated Reconstruct ton. In New Orleans there -tares a monument in Liberty Place to the Batt.e of Canal Street. It was here that General Fred Ogden, commandant of the White League smashed the combined forces of the Metropolitan Police, the Federalized militia and their Negro auxiliaries, \ BOOK <>i ,Le gumect, p b* l shed m 193.'» but catching attention now. and one we may hear more about next year, tells the story m detail and dignity. The battle, while not large numbers, is held to be one of the turning points in American social history. Like the Battle of New Orleans m 1815, which had little military* significance but made the political career of Andrew Jackson, the Battle of L he ly place had consequences that proved equally far . reaching It forced the ouster of Carpetbag government and gave the South back to the Southern white- Like the Battle of Concord in 1775, th j Battle on l anal Street brought out civilians who stood up to trained troops and “fired shots heard round the world", Only 13 Amer < .ms wire .oat under Jackson, only 10 or 12 Mas- “THE BU I 1.1 of L,ne * Phice r 1874 changed the tde of opinion, brought the end of Reconstruction to the South, and started the Southern j>eop!c on the r way to the great prosperity which they now know." Although the patriot groups called themselves the White League, they were not primarily white jupremists and the battle was not a race riot. It was a recourse to arm-, led by the very be-t people of the community, to change an intolerable situation of spoliation and corruption. t!',e State government What they accomplished was to get President Grant’s attention, to set in motion three long Congressional unesugauons and to draw* favor, able reaction throughout the na- t. m. Singe newspapers n Philadelphia, Boston, Cincinnati, St, Lou s a:id six newspapers in New York supported the spirit of the uprising. The N. Y. Tribune sympathetically editorialized THE PATRIOTS* pur;*we w not primarily to destroy an enemy in the field, although this was effectively done when the enemy suffered the greater ]o--. <' ami ran away. The end-purpose was to make it kiiinvn to President Grant and the Congress that these abuses of Occupation would no longer be suffered, and to reach past the Pre-dent and past Congress to the conscience of the American people The battle, fought behind cotton bales and overturned street ear-• w«th cannon, Gatling guns and every form of small firearm-, lasted only 15 minutes. The White Leaguers captured the State Houae and police headquarters, but were not long in command of “THE FRIGHTFUL mismanagement of affairs in l-ouisiana under the present administration ha- brought out its logical result and culminated ... in an attempt at revolution on the part of the e tizens who, suffering under great ami continued wrongs, are unable to find any redress " Rut redress came with the national election of 1878 when G *ant’s successor, Rutherford B Hayes, was apparently beaten by t e reform Democrat, Samuel T den, Hayes was declared the w o­ rn r after some strange business the ballot boxes, but the will of the country had been made Reconstruction ended — and Southerners, looking for a handy anniversary to celebrate, could log tally pick one that falls in the presidential year of 1964 M TTY ( OJNTIDEV E < HE TOP A, Kan. ,AP - Kansas State University, opening a new re -earch project on pecan cultivation, hired specialist Jack Wtnzer to direct the activity Winter rented a home on Pecan Street How To Keep Well By DZ THEODORE R. VAN DELLEN SMOKING DURING PREGNANCY I? it harmful for a pregnant woman to smoke? This ‘question is coming up more frequently because of the adverse effect on the fetus of thalidomide and other medications. Most drugs cross the placenta into the fetal circulation, and nicotine is no exception. But this chemical does not cause deformities and, in this respect, does little or no harm to the fetus. Dr. J. R. Zabriskie, then based in Hawaii, concluded a study on 2.000 pregnant women of whom 957 were smokers and 1.043 were nonsmokers. In general, those who smoked more than 10 cigareis a day had smaller infants and more miscarriages than the light or nonsmoker. The prematurity rate was 9.93 per cent among smokers and 3.8 per cent among nonsmokers i or 21? times higher among smokers'. ease cause fever on and off for long periods, subsiding for a short ^ time? REPLY Yes. in this form of rheumatoid arthritis that affects children, the temperature often reaches 105 degrees F. daily for months. The spine usually is involved. SCROFULA w. S. writes: Is tuberculosis of a gland in the neck contagious? REPLY ^ Not unless the gland opens and drains to the outside. I assume tuberculosis is confined to the neck glands and that the lungs ' are not involved. The two groups were similar as to age, weight gain, blood pressure, and toxemia. The average number of children born previously to mothers in both series was approximately the same. In addition, it made little difference whether the woman smoked for years or started smoking just prior to pregnancy. According to these findings, the decision on smoking is up to the mother. Wc suggest that if she continues, it be done in moderation (less than a pack a day». She ought to stop if she develops a cigaret cough, which may com plicate delivery if an anesthetic is used; in addition, coughing may have an adverse effect upon the stitches. CASUAL SHOES E. S. writes: Does wearing summer shoes without arch supports ruin the feet? REPLY Not if your arches are strong and you do not “pound the pavement” all day long. TODAY’S HEALTH HINT— Have a light switch by the bed or a night lamp near the bath- £ room door. My Answer Rv BILLY GRAHAM Some women develop a sudden distaste for cigarets early in pregnancy, which Is likely to persist until after delivery. Many more women get a similar dislike for the odor or taste of coffee. Smoking in moderation has no injurious effect on mother's milk or the nursing child. But mishaps may occur f the mother smokes while nursing or bathing the baby. The hot ash may fall on him or the tot may raise an arm suddenly and strike the end of the cigaret. Infants have been burned Li this way. A LIQUOR CURE Mrs. L. M. writes: My husband. a diabetic, has been told that drinking rum or scotch will burn his excess sugar. Is this true? REPLY No. The body treats alcohol as it does other carbohydrates. The diabetic can drink but he must incorporate into his diet the ca! ones and the number of gram of carbohydrates of the alcoholic beverages. JUVENILE ARTHRITIS M. writes: Does Still - dis QUESTION: Will you please explain the connection of the Old Testament with the New Testament? G. A. ANSWER: Someone has said: “The New was in the Old concealed, and the Old is in the New revealed.” This explains fairly well the connection between the two. The New Testament is an unfolding of the prophetic utterances of the Old Testament. For example, Isaiah said: “Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” In Matthew 1:18 we read: “Now the birth of Jesus was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before* they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.” The New Testament is the Book of Grace, but the Old Testament was a Book of Law*. God is not only “justice” as revealed in the _ Old Testament, but He is LOVE ß as revealed in the New. But to get a complete picture, we should read both the Old and New Testament. In the Old Testament we see man’s inability to keep the Commandments and precepts of God, In the New Tec ament we are told of Christ's finished work on the Cross, and how He has provided an inner power which enables us to keep God's commandments. The Old Testament shows the weakness of man, hut the New Testament reveals the love and grace of God. Paints Rosy Glow Around Cuba By FULTON LEWIS, JR. W ASHINGTON - In January of this year, Patricia Robinson, a voting resident of New Roche; e, N V., joined other militant supporters of Fidel Castro in picketing Attorney General Robert Kennedy, The reason. Kennedy’s Jus- lice Department had mapped plans to prosecute William Worthy, a left-wing newsman, for unauthorized Cuban travel. In July of this year. Miss Rob. mson asked the State Department for permission to visit Cuba, as a reporter representing the Washington Afro-American, a new p, per her family own.-. The permission was granted. The Afro-American has a astounding on - the - spot report from Miss Robm-on in which there is no mention of Commun- -m, of Soviet troops or Chine-e technicians. Instead the Cuban people are said to have chosen “a new political and economic system, where each shall bo rewarded to his need and from each shall be demanded according to his ability.” re summarily shot without tri* “( ASTRO wishes to make !t appear that his government is lor the colored race. That is totally false, Refore Castro, no one had to remind me in Cuba that 1 was a Negro, because the racial problem did not exist. We all lived like one great, big family.” A similar tale is told by Denis I .'van-, another Negro who recently fled Castro’s humane society. He said tens of thousands of Cuban Negroes have applied for permission to leave the island. All have been turned down. Juan Corbes Ibanez reports that Castro recently invalidated the passport- of several thousand Cuban Negroes, An explanation is offered by Oscar Paez and Carlo- Liuch, former sugar mill workers now living in Miami Never has the Negro been exploited more. Rut the Commun- i-ts won't let them out becau.-e they know a Negro exodus would be a major setback for their propaganda.” ONE OF THE revolution’s greatest accomplishments, Miss Robinson 'writes for her Negro readers, is creation of a “new humane society” ¡not to be confused with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals' in which there is no segregation. That assertion is flatly contradicted by thousands of Cuban Negroes in Miami who have formed the Association of Cuban Exiles of the Colored Race. The leaders of that group insist there was no segregation before Fide! Castro took over. Dictator Fuigencio Batista, as a matter of fact, wa- part Negro. Negroes occupied high positions in the government and in the armed fore es. Cuban's greatest military he o Antonio Maceo, was a Negro, ,- id the Cuban National Day of Mourning is celebrated on the a: - niversary of his death, December 7, 1398 Maceo, known popular!*,* as the Bronze Titan, achieved the highest rank in the Cuban revolutionary forces that fought the Spaniards for their country’s independence. Ho is revered in Cuban history*. Prior to Castro there was r * discrimination in the profession- or civic life. There were no discriminatory practices in hiring or firing. That situation has now changes!. A 23-year old Negro, Juan Corbes Ibanez, recently fled Cuba in a small boat. He to/i Miami reporters: “1 had to abandon Cuba because the black race has been relegated to a position of inferiority Negroes are con* ,-iaotSy watched If caught conspiring against the regime thcv NELSON Rockefeller is not the only member of lus family to an* ¡agonize Republican professional''. Brother Winthrop, perhaps the richest man in all Arkansas, has been severely criticized by Arkansas State Chairman William I, Spicer and Henry Unit, the party \ general counsel. Rockefeller, says »Spicer, has tried to usurp the duties of the GOP State Central Committee, lie has irritated many by his dogged preference for brother Nelson Ex. plains »Spicer: “If Barry Goidwa- tet is the nominee in I9M th« Republican Party will carry Arkan.-as for the first time ” £Jir Ilììcinrof Jlrros-^l »IF (Bounded Octob*r 18 , t»jsi BV ROBERT EWING 0 Iwmj, PybUhir nji.mj -I La « 3 , P„s S-er 1938-19X2 ' 1 tl* it* 5* * U M *n»gir l953-'9t2 «'t-s i«eer J t n m*Her v * '- 2-'-? ofl ce Deren-ser io, ', 9 . 1 , .Ve-es g 11?». puö. i e»e» f *•-'« -9 By the Ne*« S*e i, "- ” •' 3 Zcpcthon, Norln 4»n 3 >' V-e*- Te es»;*« *0 s=A 3-314Í, ' s -m-ja# n«f*. e- Board R-eiideot Genere; Manager Ays'*. Q#n «.s,. Executive Editor ‘•' Editor ember et The Aiaeciated Press Asso< a*ei p-ess is esc'usiveív en. 2 mt ms* a! reproduction of an d ’Pa'c-e. crea,fed to it or not e<se crea *ed e«d eleo th* lecai • he Branham Company net,one! ad- vert.s.nj rapre enta* Ve, Offices in r. * Tore, cn caso, Atlanta Detroit, St Lou s, ÄS:s<n Fri,u'4C0' A- r'e»s The Monroe Ne* Star' is âl dependent newspaper, it prints th# imperta y ir poparts wn** if bfi.*»*» Tr naht It Apposes what it believes f* wring without reaera to eerty iti PO

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