1950 Oxnard Daily Press CA October 13

Clipped from US, California, Oxnard, Oxnard Press Courier, October 13, 1950

PAGE TWELVE(bcnar?) frrss fountrPINNING(LOTS OF FUrM*rrb*r of th# California Newspaper Publishers Association. An Independent daliv newspaper published by The Presc-Courier Company, Inc. Eva Miller Grime, president; George Grimes, vice president and editor.Entered as second class matter July 8, I1*;'?, at the post office at Oxnard, C alifornia, under the act of March h 1870 Published every evening except Sunday and holidays at IVAS South A Street, Oxnard. California.TEU pm NG 0 2The Oxnard Pres^Courier is the result of the consolidation of The Oxnard i vening Pn * t Wished March 15, in and The lt;» . DailyCourier, established in 1 fU)i\National Advert I ng Reprlt; lt;r tlvi VVlt; t Holiday Co., Inc.si nscKin io\ i: \i usB? Carrier or Mall . $1.00 per monthHer* ice Men l»\ Mail .75 per month- «*Vrr. —• t«-*»MX QUIET ON Tin: moberg frontThis newspaper most unhappily reports to its readersthat nothing—nothing- has yet been done by the County Supervisors to bring about reform in County WelfareDepartment or any other county department spendingmonev.The majestic calm with which the Supervisors haveviewed the looting of the people of SCI.000 is amazing.The other dav thev climaxed a series of somewhat point-w mr *less discussions bv holding a secret meeting to consideruse of an auditor. Can vou think of anv sound reasonwhy the Supervisors would discuss such a matter insecret? Why the people should not know what steps.if any. are being taken to lock up the looted cash drawers0 But in their infinite wisdom the Supervisors decidedthat the mere hiring of an auditor could not be done inthe open.That’s one difficulty with countv business. Notenough of it is conducted publicly.So far as the public knows William Ilcck. head ofthe Countv Welfare Department, has not been given somuch as a mild slap on the wrist for his expensive carelessness in letting Marvlois Moberg get away with S61(jOO. The amiable Supervisors, forgetting that the taxpayers have been defrauded, seem perfectly content to let theWelfare Department run as always. If there has been anychange, any reform, any tightening up of the system, thepeople don't know it.People come to The Press-Courier. citing instances ofrelief grants once made still going to families who havebreadwinners on pretty soun d payrolls. These peopltought to go to the county. But we think we know whythey don't go to the county.The countv doesn’t seem to be interested.NEWS OF RADIO EUROPEThe 20.000 Ventura Countv citizens who signed the Freedom Scrolls and who contributed their monev toRadio Free Europe will rejoice, we think, in a report inthe New York Times from Hungary.DeWitt C. Poole, president of the National Committee for a Free Europe, told 500 delegates to the AmericanHungarian Federation convention in New York that theone free radio station now broadcasting facts into tluIron Curtain lands is being heard—and felt in Hungary,despite the anguish of the communistic bosses of that unhappy land.He told how Radio Kossuth, a red station in Hungary,broadcast lies about Radio Free Europe, calling it Naziand Fascist, and saving it was staffed bv “mass murder-ers and Nazi militia men.” Its news broadcasts disturbedHungarian “workers’ peace of mind in their struggle forpeace.” said this red station.Radio Kossuth would never had made that broadcast if Radio Free Europe were not being listened to, witheffect, in Hungary.What is happening in Hungary is happening in otheriron-bound lands. When more stations are built aroundthe Iron Curtain perimeter, broadcasting truth, the BigLie behind the Iron Curtain will be dealt some more bodvblows. And those people who are nourishing the flame offreedom, despite red oppression, will grow in numbersand strength.CIVIL GOVERNMENT IN NORTH KOREAThe United Nations is displaying timely wisdom inits handling of North Korea.The instructions given General MacArthur, to keepthe Rhee government in South Kodea out ot the conquered areas of the northern half of the country, werewisely formulated. There is a question us to tlu abilityof the Rhee government to win the confidence of thebeaten communists in the north The problem is to givithem a taste of freedom, introduce them to real self-government, and then, when the times art ripe, combineNorth and South Korea into one tree land.The UN has linked its instructions to General MacArthur with a program for rehabilitating the land, bothnorth and south ol the 38th parallel, so grievously devastated by war. Here, too. the free peoples of the world havea great opportunity. If they set in foot a sound programfor building up all of Korea agriculturally as well as industrially, that program keeping pace with the politicalrehabilitation and reform of the country, thev will havedefeated Russia on every front in this present bloodvskirmish.A MONTH AWAYElection day is but a month away, an election thatis important in American affairs. For upon it may dependsuch important factors as Senator Robert Taft's post ofinfluence in the Republican Party and Governor Dewey’sreturn to high power. If both win, one may see in theconvention of 1952 another battle between Taft andDewev forces for the presidential nomination.Among the Democrats the re-nomination of President Truman is already taken for granted. So the electionresults in November will be closely followed to discovernnv u/palfpnino in Ntrnnath nrartirnlnrK/ in7 —WASHINGTONDrewPearsonWASHINGTON — Senator Kefauver’s determination to invelt;ti-g.ito the Mafia requires a lot more courage than appeal' on the surface. Not onh is it dan-gerous from the point of viewof personal safety, but it is dangvrous politically. For the Mat'thas friends and protectors invery high places.President Truman had no idea what was happening, and probably his naive military aide, iMai. Hanv Vaughan, didV % »not suspect it. but the Mafia was making a play for the White House pull through the late William Helis, close friend and partner ot Frankie CO'telln. The Senate Expenditures Committee was in the throes of unearthing real dynamite in regard to this dm ing the Mar.igon Vaughan in-\ ( 'tig.it ion. w hen Senator Hoey eonsiderateh hushed tlu* hear-4..innsilt;(4(111tIb(I1AP1lillj).1 low the Mafia pulls w ires in high places i- illustrated b\ Syl-vestro Caro 11 a. New Orleans hatchet man for Louisiana’s Ma lia chief, Marcello, who helps operate Costello’s gambling joints in and around New Orleans. Carolla’s son, Anthony, is mar-i ied to Marcello’sCi'\V1s niece, Maria Zaniatta, who came to the Cnit-i d States from Italy on a \ isitor’s%permit in 1017. but strangely has been allowed to remain here eversi nee. ObviouMv she could notVhave done so without political pull.1,c;VTCaiolia was convicted in 1021 for bootlegging, and spent a year and a dav in Atlanta: was sen-t mced again in 1001 to 1 monthshr violating the narcotic laws; and in 1030 was sentenced to sto 15 years at hard labor for%attempted murder. However, thentlt;(11lt;] lt;hl±Strictly Bus