Biddeford Saco Journal (Newspaper) - March 29, 1962, Biddeford, Maine
4 Biddeford-Saco Journal, TW Mar 29, 1962
THOUGHT FOR EVENING
#,Mnnev doesn’t "lake you happy, but H
quieta the nerve*."—Sean Ofaaey,
The slender hope
BY HON OAKLEY
In laos. three royal prince* meet and parley and meet again in search of some sort of neutralist formula for the government of their country.
In France, representatives of that country and the
rebel Algerian govrnment have ended—on paper—* a years of bloodshed in Algona, but no early end to violence is seen.
In Geneva. foreign minister* of 17 nations seek a diplomatic- breakthrough to halt the nuclear arms race between Russia and the West.
Meanwhile, in Laos, men still die (though not as often as in neighboring South Viet Nam A In Algeria, assassinations by the score continue to be a part of daily life. Elsewhere. Russian planes and radar jamming tactics harass Allied flights in the Berlin air corridors, and the United States prepares for a resumption of atmospheric nuclear testing on little Christmas Island in the Pacific
Men have always been ready to die. or have others die, for what they believed in. or believed others ahould believe in. The resort to violence as a means of nettling disputes has historically been a ready remedy, and up to the age of the atom, not an entirely insane one The resort to compromise and reason has alway* come out second best, especially when fresh, itching armies and untried weapons stood in the background.
Today, however, there no longer seems to be anything like victory at the end of the road to war. There ta only mutual defeat.
The rulers of the two major powers realize this. The great stumbling block is not to recognize the folly of war and the need to halt the arms race, big to halt It in a way that does not confer unfair advantage on either side
To the Russians, that unfair advantage would seem to have been America* former great lead in nuclear know-how. This perhaps explains their stalling maneuvers for three year* in Geneva But now. as a result of their last tests, they may have come abreast, and this may explain their new offer of a test ban treaty.
To the West, the unfair advantage would be the continuance of Russia • Iron Curtain of secrecy around it* atomic weapons production and delivery capabilities.
It views another uninspected moratorium as extremely dangerous.
Too often before, world leaders have met with •hilling hopes of achieving workable and lasting peace, and failed. Perhaps the air of pessimism surrounding the present Geneva conference is a good sign. Prepared to fail, they just might come up with something to reduce international tensions in some way.
At least, it is the straw that the ordinary people of the world grasp for.
Medical care story
lf something is said often enough, legions of people will come to believe it—whether there is any truth in it or not.
That seems to fie the case with the cost of medical fare There is widespread belief that it has soared out of all reason.
That belief is factually refused by the authoritative Commission on the Cost of Medical t are of the American Medical Association.
We Americans, to begin with, spend wily 6 cents of every budget dollar on medical care By way of comparison, we spend nearly as much for tobacco and* liquor, an equal amount for recreation, and twice as much on transportation.
Now take the three most important item* in the medical care dollar—physicians' services, drugs and hospitals. In 1940 the doctors accounted for 30 cents of the dollar, in 1950, 28 cents, and in 1960, 23 cents. So the doctor s share has substantially declined.
The drug share was 21 cents in 1940. 20 cents in 19Si) and. again, 20 cents in I960. So it has shown a * lght decline, even though many more dings, and far more effective drugs, are available now than 20 year* ago
This lea\es the hospitals Their share of the dollar rose from 18 cents in 1940. to 23 cents in 1950. to 26 cents in I960. The increase resulted from the fact that more services are demanded and given, and that lalx>r costs, a major element in hospital administration, ha\e steadily risen. In many instances, the increased day charges are much more than offset by sharp reduction in the time a patient must now spend hospitalized
That, briefly, is the medical care story. It s hard to see how it can shock anyone
Right wing has 2000 ‘bosses'
BY PETER EDSON Washington Correspondent
Newspaepr Enterprise Assn.
WASHINGTON — There are 2.000 right-wing leaders and movements in the United States today. This is revealed in the fourth edition of a "First National Directory of ‘Rightist’ Groups, Publications and Some Individuals in the United States." It was compiled by the "Alert Americans Assn." of Ix>s Angeles, which is also handling distribution at $2 a copy, list.
For anyone wanting to explore or exploit American uUraconsen-atism today, here is a mailing
There are 2.096 numbered listings, in alphabetical order. Rut there are some blank lines A correction sheet kills 15 listings, some by request and some caused by death. Also. 98 of the listings are tor foreign rightist movements from Sweden to South Africa, and one Australian Ku Klux Klan.
There is no attempt to organize this material by states or by similarity of objectives. Until someone comes along with a good punch card-and-computcr analysis of the contents, the directory
must be judged by general impressions.
There are many questionable
listings, including IOO or more church congregations. Practically all of the Republican congressmen and most of the Southern Democrat congressmen are listed as individuals The American Legion is listed. So are the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Catholic War Veterans.
Amor*" the individual* listed: Gen. Douglas MacArthur. Maj. Gen. Edwin P. Walker, Adm. Ben Morven. Gov*. .Jimmie Davis) of louisiana and Ross Barnett of Mississippi. Fulton Lewis Jr.
Publications of organizations having membership letters or house orca"* are holed «>v title. which swells the list by several hundred. National magazines and daily newspapers having rightist editorial policies are also included.
This wide varety of listing rn secs it difficult t<* estimate (he strength of the rightist movement.
It is the variety of objectives which is impressive.
They range from the Boston Nutrition Society to Associated Farmers of California. There are nine groups opposing fluoridation of waler. There are 16 Ku Klux
Klans listed, five Minuteman organizations and seven of Minuta-women. Daughters of American
Revolution are listed. Daughters of the Confederacy. Colonial Dame* and Mayflower Descendants of Evanston. 111.
There are 37 Citizen* Councils listed in the South and 21 branches of Muhammad's Temple of Islam in the North and West. Tho National State*' P.ights party has 36 'is. I**?/ and t * Cc • • » u on party 21. The American Nazi party has only one listing for its Arlington. Va., headquarters. Young Americans for Freedom have chapters listed on 21 college campuses. Perhaps 50 small college* are listed as rightist institutions.
Twenty-three listings are for committees, including the Committee of (toe Million • < against recognition of Red China* • and the House Un-American Activities Committee which has only nine members but millions of supporters as well as critics.
That gives the scope What it shows is the extreme variety of right wing cruises. This demonstrates the difficulty in trying to pull them into one political movement that would lay all its money on one candidate.
Gout hits at thinking men
Much for little
More than 4<* years ago one of the pioneers of
modern-merchandising died He was F. W Woolworth, who established, from the smallest of beginnings, a chain system which now girdles continents. At the time of his death, the New York Sun, a leading newspaper of its day, said- "He won a fortune, not in showing how little could be sold for much, but how much could be sold for ltftle."
In saying that, the Sun did more than pay a thoroughly-deser\ed tribute to a pioneer in retailing.
It covered, in one phrase, the history of merchandising as we knou it.
In our grandparents’ day, to sell little for much was the goal The old-time emporium, especially in the smaller communities, had a monopoly of trade. You bought what was offered and paid what was demanded, or went without.
Then came the thought that a man or a system could prosper by selling much for little—and selling it in such sufficient volume that an adequate overall profit would follow The chains led the way in this, and other merchants adapted it to their operations. The result was a happy one. All concerned—producer, retailer, consumer—gained
Many a merchant, like Mr Woolworth, "has won a fortune." But the great winner, by an incalculable margin, has been the American people Mass-merchandising, teamed with mass-production, ha* been a prime source of our unequalled living standards.
Some men have a suit for every day of the week and have a heck of a time keeping it pressed
With ketchup handy parents can get kids to cat more things (hat they don't like.
A pastor says we're all children tinder the skin. How about the lime between first and second childhood?
By HAL BOYLE
NEW YORK IAP1—To 100,000 or mole Heroic Americans the sweet season of spring brings a melancholy fear.
They are victims of an ancient and mysterious and despite all rumors to the contrary * honorable ailment known as gout. Uke the first robin, an onset of gout often heralds the arrival of spring.
Some doctors may pooh-pooh the idea that weather really has much to do with gout, one of the most painful but character-build-inc inflictions in mankind* vast arsenal of disease.
I chn * ic-giu. sufferers know different. Experience has taught them to fear the rainy days of spring and autumn. It is then they feel at twilight a premonitory twinge in toe, toot. ankle, knee. wrist or elbow—and wake up in the morning feverish and racked with an agony that is the nearest masculine equivalent to the pangs ot milt'Dirt ii.
That is characteristic of an a-cute attack of gout It comes like a thief in the night. If strikes a
man down when he is defenseless in the dark.
Gout may affect practically any joint in the body, but about 90 per cent of the time it seems to prefer one of the big toes. The resulting throbbing sensation feels somewhat as if you had thrust your foot into an electric clothes wringer—and kept it there.
The nice thing about gout, as Columnist Bill Vaughan of the Kansas City Star has observed, is that it gives so much pleasure to your friends.
They are gleefully certain that it is a heaven-sent punishment for some indiscretion of the flesh on your part.
This has been the unfeeling attitude of the ignorant in all ages, hut does allow the gout victim the luxury of feeling he is a persecuted martyr.
The truth is that science knows little about the cause of gout, other than that it is a metabolic upset that often may be hereditary.
Gout comes not only to the merry monarch on the throne after a big boul ot gluttonous eating and
People s Forum
The Journal believe* in free expression of opinion on topics of real local interest, fetters for fbi* department are welcome. Views expressed in this column are not necessarily endorsed bv the Journal. letters must be signed bv the writer with address, hut the name will not lie printed if the writer so requests. HAPPY THOUGHTS; MUZZLES Every year, we read about dog* running loose, but never read any solution. Many people are afraid of dogs a* I am lf anyone is to let hi* dog or dogs be roaming, the dog should wear a muzzle. This would not stop them from chasing deer, which is about the only wild animal that dogs can catch in this country, but would prevent them from tearing the flesh of deer, and eating it while the deer is still alive Not many people have witnessed the horrible act of dog* eating deer, alive, but if they were at the scene, they would kill the dog* without thought.
If dogs are worth feed and keeping, they should be worth a muzzle, especially during (he period between Januarv and April, if they are to run free, and more so in the country where deer are yarding.
As for me, walking in the wood*, walking on rural roads, and in the city, I prefer seeing these dogs with muzzles on, rather than off'
Hartley T. Leach. Arundel.
Parental action can set A minimum dating age
Budget misses guess mark
Newspaper Enterprise Assn.
In lino with an editorial Buggering that parents ought to get together on a minimum dating age for their children - and suggesting 15 as a reasonable age • the Memphis Press-Scimitar had a reporter a>k a number of teenagers how they felt about it.
It may surprise a lot of parents to learn that the teen-agers interviewed didn t view the suggestion with outrage or alarm.
Some of them agreed wholeheartedly with the idea, admitting freely that under-15 is just too young for boys and girls to go on' alone on dates.
One 13-year-old said with considerable maturity: "I think teenagers should Ive 15 before they start datinc lf they’re not. what would they have left to look forward to later on? When you're 18. 19 or 20 all the fun would he gone from dating if you started dating too young."
Those young people who didn't
agree wholeheartedly with th# idea of a no dating- efore-15 general rule still didn't uphold earlier dating for all teen-agers They merely maintained that since .some teen-agers are more mature and responsible than others* they felt the time for any teenager to start dating wa* an individual matter.
So if teen-agers themselves aren't wldly rebellious about the idea of parents getting together and setting a proper age for beginning dating - why don't th* parents of children in the -ame school or neighborhood get together and solve the problem of too early dating once and for all?
Apparently the kids aren't go-ing to fight such allied action In fact, many of them would probably he relieved to know they don’t have to start worrying a-bout getting dates until thev are 15
So it is up to the parents. If the- want to rut an end to early dating, they can.
Paul Harvey News
Today’s Poem Reformers hoe a hard row
drinking. It comes also to the ascetic monk in his cell in the exhaustion following a period of spiritual ecstasy.
It can also hit an ordinary victim after a siege of overwork or strain, or in the wake of a violent quarrel with his boss or tavonte wife.
Those who endure the tortures of gout are proud of two things about
I. It is a real he-man's disease. Women have no equal rights to it. Only one out of 20 gout patients is a woman, and she may be a medical social climber trying to claim an ailment she isn’t entitled to.
2 Gout is a thinking man s disease, or so its victims like to believe. Among the celebrated heroes of gout are such intellectual frontiersmen as Christopher Columbus. Francis Bacon. Samuel .Johnson and Benjamin Franklin.
When you see a man jeer at gout you can be sure of one thing: He is an ignoramus who hasn't the brains to achieve gout himself— and is secretly envious of his betters.
A gentle hush covers the land As a mother, her sleeping child. The powerful ocean that thundered all day Suddenly ceases to be wild,
A pine-scented breeze floats in the air
Whispering songs soft yet deep, Then each in turn the flowers close
And bend their heads in sleep. The pallid moon with silvery beams
Drifts slowly across the skies, While one by one the stars shine forth •
And lazily blink their eyes In the peace and quiet gurgles a brook
And a song-bird chirps his refrain.
Oh. no other beauty can ever
surpass This twilight time in Maine!
By Jane Baker. '62 Marie Joseph Academy
Actors' Scorn Is Directed At Oscars
By BOB THOMAS AP Mevle-Televisioa Writer
HOLLYWOOD 'AP*—That Pica-dilly pixie. Richard Haydn, has some unkind words for Oscar.
This *- J-- n in
days Hollywood will be performing its annual orgy of award-giving. Meanwhile, it is open season on Oscar.
George C. Scott fired a blunderbuss at the golden nude, asking that his nomination he withdrawn because the academy race has become too commercial "I applaud George C. Scott,'* says Haydn, whose weapons are more subtle.
The English-born comedian, director and actor said he was once a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
"I quit the year they nominated Cornel Wilde for an award," he said. "That was the end."
Haydn believes the academy can never reward artistic merit properly under its present setup.
"Too many academy voters have a commercial interest in how they vote." he observed.
"So they vote for their self-interest. It's impossible for them to think in something besides commercial terms. It s like asking a h '"fi man to describe the spectrum."
at can be done to make the academy less commercial "I don't know.” Haydn admitted. "But it seems to me the academy made more sense back in its early days when it was a sir- affair, a banquet lur the insiders.
"Also, there should be some representation by foreign film industries—England, France. Italy, etc. The movie industry is no longer limited to Hollywood."
Haydn is now up in the air after It months of being at sea. His preseht film is "Five Weeks in a Balloon " His previous one: "Mutiny on the Bounty.”
Bi PAUL HARVEY
Massachusetts certainly has been making some ugly headlines.
For so many years, so many of us looked up to that state as the epitome of righteousness.
I' used to lie that dirty books and lurid movies were "banned in Boston" when they were not banned anyplace else.
Massachusetts was "where the Lowell* talk to the Cahot* and the Cabots talk only to God"
Back Bay Boston wa* where the loveliest debutantes had the most decorous coming-out parties
Mundane New York might have Four Hundred." the inner circle of society, and it* "cafe
society" for the also-rans, But Boston was different.
Boston’* unper crust was so deep-rooted in tradition and integrity that Hie city was a citadel of true sophistication.
f’ sure looks different bottom side up
^' e Police Commissioner. Leo Sullivan, has been embarrassed out of office by a TV expose of his department. Our whole nation was a(’V to watch uniformed Boston policemen stroll in and out of ambling dens and bawdy houses.
Preciously, a Baston Mavor named Curley was sent to prison fn- hi* indiscretions and afterward re-elected
\nd elsewhere than in this one city. Massachusetts is up to its neck in scandal.
A Congressional committee finds Massachusetts’ land buying for Federal highways "a sorry, sordid example of collusion and fraud."
Massachusetts’ official righteousness was as filthy rags.
'rnke right now. Governor John Voice is having to fight the State Legislature over his choice of a new Commissioner.
I'm too far removed from that state's politics to know whose intentions are most honorable. Probably the Governor and the legislators and all responsible officials are earnest!'* desirous of controlling this sick-sick situation
Rut one of the most frustrating, exasperating experiences for any
By SAM DAWSON AP Business News Analyst
NEW YORK * AP)—Washington has finally admitted officially what many others have questioned from the start. While the economy is strong and improving, it isn t as robust as called lor in the administration's time table.
The first three months of 1962 are a disappointmentr-but only if measured by the official predictions. Commerce Secretary Hodges admits the shortfall.
Hie trouble once again is in building holies too high on the basis ot predictions. The signs are missing to back any fears, felt by a few disappointed ones, that a downturn is inevitable.
The administration is waiting till next month to scan the March imports bel ore deciding how far the economy te[l short ut the goal. But already the President has asked Congress lo vote funds for public works in areas ot chronic unemployment.
other pump priming plans might be rn the works ii the spring pick
up in business also falls short of expectations.
The first casualty of the frustrated high hopes may be the slim surplus promised in the administration's 1963 fiscal budget. But in New York financial circles the chance of achieving such a surplus was considered poor from the start because of all the ways spending might rise and collections might drop. Here the guessing of late has been on .just how much ot a deficit the Treasury might have in the fiscal year Starting July I And that's all it is. guessing—however educated.
Congress could trim some ot the spending items in the budget. It also could add some, and fail to vote the tax changes the Treasury counts on for higher revenues.
Secretary Hodges notes that consumer .spending is picking up now and personal income is at a record high. lf business also spends more, and if as a result corporate income also rises. Treasury income tax collections could still balance the budget.
More important perhaps are the goals themselves. The President wants the economic growth stepped up. He predicted we were moving in that direction and would reach an annual rate of $553.5 billion in the total value of all goods and services in the first three months ot 1962. Hodges now says it might be around $550 billion.* Some Wall Street observers think it may be closer to $500 billion.
FROM THE MOI UIS OF BARFS
BRADENTON. Fla. 'AP'—A 3-year-old Bradenton child was with her father '• hen 6e pulled up to the bank's drive-in window and deposited some money.
As they drove away, the child aswell vvbv he didn’t get any money. "I didn t come here to get money," he said. "We came to put some in."
"Mommy always gets money when she comes here," the child said.
reforms in politics is to discover how little authority he has You'd think that to lie eleded Mayor of a city would give one al! the power necessary to clean things up. It s not that simple.
It takes fanatical perseverance a tough hide and boundless energy to prevail against an entrenched machine It takes real zeal I’ve seen men break their hearts, break their health In my now-home city of Chicago I saw a gentle man named Martin Kennedy .step out of the easy life of a semi-retired business executive and into the hurly-burly of Cook County politics.
He frilly meant to clean house He didn't know his cleanness was never intended for anything but a campaign front. After the election the ward heelers of his own party turned on him. The little foxes destroyed him. The guilty conscience of this svndicatp city nev er felt the .slightest pinprick from all hi* good intentions Boston - lot's of luck But until we can get honorable people re-interested in politics at the precinct level, we build on sand.
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Daily Crossword Puzzle
7 Fleet of ships.
It W ords of revenge from Caesar’s spirit: 2 words.
16 Missing; link. .
18 W all and floor covering.
IO Part of a kite.
21 Gives sparingly.
22 Kitchen appli-
12 Vaudeville turns.
14 Turning po.nl.
20 First word of the Aeneid.
ance, for example: 62 Separate into
46 Mis* Garbo.
47 Part.cles beamed from outer apace:
40 Moslem world.
52 Go (take up
as an occupation). 23 Crooked.
53 sure: 2 words. 24 ScbnitzeL
56 Story bv Stephen 25 Florida city.
Crane, ]898 (with 20 P.ant of the arum “The”): 2 words. family.
58 Rhetorician. 28 Man from Duluth*
60 Portable lights. 29 W mtry fall.
61 W here La Seals is. 30- alba (gyp*
25 Compact list of d'-tails, contents, etc.
27 Tiny arachnids.
28 U.S. time zone: Abbr.
31 Darling, in Ireland.
33 Office equipment.
34 Whitney, Rainier, Hood.
36 Borrower’a friend.
38 Sharp sound.
43 Ocean greyhound.
63 Uses Bp.
2 Armed Zulu group.
4 Invitation to a party: 2 words, .
5 Dry _ — bone;
6 In music. slow.
7 Ones in favor of: Var.
8 Founder of a prized scholarship.
9 Holding of a lord.
10 Of grandparents.
11 Word to seal a
33 Grimm** specialty* 2 words.
35 Plant juice*.
37 Ivan’s girl.
41 Dress fabrics.
45 Dark and dull.
47 Division of a poem.
48 Parts of house.
49 City in Kansas.
50 Watering place*,
51 Camera’s eye.
55 Statue in Piccadilly Circus.
57 Unwanted acrap. 59_ cord.
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