The Daily News-Telegram (Sulphur Springs, Tex.), Vol. 81, No. 189, Ed. 1 Wednesday, June 24, 1959 Page: 2 of 8
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THE DAILT NEWS-TELEGRAM Wednesday, June 24, 1959.
Equal Air Time for All?
The burden now is upon Congress
to act speedily to wipe out the FCC’s
so-called equal time ruling as it is
applied to radio and TV news pro-
grams as well as paid broadcasts.
The FCC left the lawmakers no
choice when it reaffirmed its contro-
versial ruling despite criticism from
President Eisenhower and other top
For years, the standard ruling has
been that when one or more political
candidates buy air time, the station
or network must automatically make
available to all other candidates an
equal time to appear.
The dispute arose this year when,
in deciding an appeal from a minor
candidate for mayor of Chicago. Iar
Daly, the FCC ruled that he was en-
titled not only to buy equal time but
to have alloted to him the same
“space” given other candidates on
regular news programs.
The absurdity and unfairness of
this are patent.
It is absurd" because it means that
if iti a given instance there were 10
candidates in a race and one got two
minutes air time on a 10-minute broad-
cast, the other nine would fill out two
complete news programs. Even if the
balancing broadcasts were strung out,
the resulting distortion of real news
values is still plain.
• Furthermore, this rigid ruling de-
stroys the program editor’s freedom of
judgment as to what is news and what
is not. This should, for the most part,
be as unshackled as is the newspaper
editor’s freedom. It should be his de-
cision, not the FCC’s, whether what a
man says or does is worth 50 seconds
or four minutes on the air.
News is not something to be doled
out in carefully calibrated slices of
pie. It has its own rules, and com-
mands attention according to its con-
tents of drama, excitement and im-
portance. If the men who know those
rules can't follow them with freedom,
we might as well let the FCC do' the
Surely Congress will do something
before this absurdity becomes frozen
as the pattern for the 1960 presiden-
The Literary Guidepost
By W. C. Rogers
„tj: A Political Biography. By Mi-
her. Oxford, $8.60.
the story of a hoy who had ev«xy-
two swimming pools at home, indoor
what different courses to the same end — in-
fepaadwca of India.
Nehru differed also with Gandhi but they
carried on to in dependence and the partition
that produced Pakistan — and incidentally led
to one of history’s most deadly international
Gandhi’s historic role essentially was com-
pleted with independence; he was assassinated
at a New Delhi prayer meeting half a year la-
ter by a Hindu fanatic. That left Nehru — long
and loner in dan problem-solving business -
alone again with ope of the world's toughest
jobs, and as a beacon light over Asia to many.
Charlea A. Grumich
Therefore let us be grateful for receiv-
ing a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and let
us offer to Qod acceptable worship, with rev-
erence and awe;—Hebrews 12:28.
* * *
First Worship God.
He that forgets to pray
Bids not himself good-morrow
And now, 0 Lord, thou are God, and thou
hast promised this good thing to thye servant;
—I Chron. 17:26.
* * *
When once thy foot enters the church, be
God is more there than thou: for thou art
Only by his pcrmiasion. Then beware,
And make thyself all reverence and fear.
What am I to do? I will pray with the
spirit and I will pray with the mind also; l
will sing with the spirit and I will sing wth
th mind also.—I Cor. 14:15.
* * *
All places are the temple of God, for it
is the mind that prays to him.—Menander.
Before “Madame Butterfly” was made in-
to an opera by Puccina, it was a serious play
without music written by David Belasco.
Long before the United Nations, there
was a United Provinces of Central America
in 1824. It broke up over religious issues.
TV IW EVES
BLTT SPLIT HURTS
West Germans Patch
Up Big Differences
and out; an indulgent father, the best educa-
tion abroad, the highest social status —. aand
chucked it all to reach his goal through prisons
and incredible hardships.
More, it is the definitive, panoramic story
of India’s long fight for independence by
Gandhi, Nehru and the many more who on
Aug. 15, 1947, saw their 400 millions liberated
from the British and the beginning of the end
for other Victorian-style imperialists. It is a
straightaway, factual account of nearly 7 00
pages on the epic struggle over the most exas-
perating odds. Dr. Brecher’s painstaking re-
search seems of non-violence that dissolved the
British rule on the Indian subcontinent
If this suggests that Dr. Brecher is as dusty
as the Punjab in August, take another look.
His writing of sober and often tragic history
races along like an adventure story — this one
peopled with names that drop easily. Whatever
did it, Dr. Brecher has mastered the art of
readable writing in what might be heavy go-
The story of Jawaharlal Nehru, bom a
pandit as a Kashmiri Brahmin and thus the
highest of the high, is a character study of a
patrician who gave up riches to reach the mass-
es for an ideal. He spent more than nine yean
in British prisons. His father, the great lawy«r
Metilal Nehru, also eschewed wealth and en-
dured prison, but to his credit he did not try
unduly to influence the son. They took somm-
It was Thomas Jefferson who said: “Were
it left to me to decide whether we should
have a government without newspapers, or
newspapers with a government, I should not
hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.”
P»8iryback railroad service, where truck
trailers are carried on flatcars, began in 1952
with a trial run between Wichita, Kan., and
Kansas City. . -
New York State has 2,500,000 acres of
forest preserves. *
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The Rhododendron, better known as “The
Great Laurel,” is* West Virginia’s official
The lighter the jockey the more weight
carries with .-Some of the bettors.
Laziness is what makes the jack in a
man’s pocket fix a flat tire instead of the
jack in the car trunk.
By LEO ANAVI
Washington, June 24 LP —
Thet-« has been another peace
pact in the West German high-
level feud. Chancellor Konrad
Adeixmuer and Economics Min-
ister Erhard have patched
thingrs up once again. Chris-
tian Democratic followers are
hoping that this is the end of
a painful episode that has cost
the party prestige, split the na-
tion ati critical time and cast
doubt at home and abroad on
the stability of german demo-
The 83-year-old Adenauer
and 62-year-old Erhard made
their peace in an exchange of
letters. The trouble developed
over statements by the Chan-
cellor questioning Erhard’s ab-
ility to handle the job of chan-
cellor. Actually it began before
that -when Adenauer changed
his mind about graduating to
the non-political job of presi-
dent. Erhard was expected to
guccee-d him automatically.
That -was the general under-
standing among high party lead-
There is reason to believe
that Erhard expressed doubts
about the Bonn republic’s for-
eign policy, a policy which was
evolved by Adenauer. The ec-
onomics ministers and other
members of the Christian Dem-
ocratic Party were of the opin-
ion that West Germany would
have more to gain by adopting
a more elastic policy all around.
Toward the east and toward the
As informed quarters) have
it, Adenauer heard of this and
| began his political g u n n ing
against Erhard. Since then the
feud has assumed greater scope,
with the socialist opposition
looking on hopefully. It is
doubtful that the exchange of
letters between Adenauer and
Erhard will do any good. Too
many people are involved and
the veteran leader’s prestige
has been affected. He liked to
think of himself as the iron
chancellor of this critical per-
iod. The fact that he has been
criticized and defied has hurt
him very-deeply. It is doubt-
ful that he will let things alone.
Some observers believe that he
is out to ruin the political
name of Erhard and those who
were bold enough to back him.
The West German socialists
are not the only ones who are
watching this contest with glee.
The Communists in the Soviet
bloc—the puppets in East Ger-
many, too— are quite happy
over developments. They expect
the high-level dispute in the
Bonn republic to bring on a
kind of political paralysis.
The West German situation
may develop into a trump card
for the Russians. Their conduct
during the first round of the
east-west Geneva conference
was attuned to the trouble in
Germany and the antics of
President De Gaulle of France
with reference to NTAO policy.
Many observers believe that the
Geneva parley would have
yielded greater results had it
not been for these situations.
This may or may not be true
but one can say that the West-
ern position would have been
much stronger if it had not
been for the appearance of
these clouds at the psychologi-
cal moment. Whether they can
be cleared before the 2nd
round remains to be seen, but
it may not be a bad idea to
make a vigorous effort in that
Cheese is made in about 500
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Munitions Peddler Only
I One of Many Lobbyists
by PETER ED SON
NEA Washington Corro*poad#a»
Washington, (NEA) — Current excitement about a “mun-
itions lobby” charged with having undue influence on Depart-
ment of Defense contract letting geta at only one phase of lob-
Strictly speaking, the munitions lobby is not Interested in
influencing Congress on legislation. Munitions lobbyists are
nothing more than supersalesmen looking for defense contracts
—the fatter the better.
That some of these salesmen are retired admirals and gen-
erals who know their way around Pentagon procurement offices
makes their efforts suspect. This is the angle which a House
Armed Services subcommittee under Rep. F. Edward Hebert
(D-La.) will start investigating July 1.
Just how many of these munitions salesmen there are
around Washington, nobody knows. One clue is furnished by
Aerospace Industries Assn., which has just published a new
directory. It lists 66 manufacturing company offices in Wash-
Aircraft and missile contracts are of course the most lucra-
tive the government has to give in the 14 billion dollars’ worth
of military supplies it buys next year.
Aerospace Industries Assn., itself as the trade representa-
tive for all these companies, is a registered lobbyist. Its officials
try to influence legislation.
For instance, President William M. Allen of Boeing Air-
plane Co., as spokesman for A.I.A., testified against extension
of the Renegotiation Act.
A short time later, General Accounting Office reported that
Boeing had overpriced two B-52 parts contracts with the Air
Force by five million dollars. Boeing denies it. It is one of four
aircraft makers whose profits are now being investigated.
It is in cases like this that real lobbying shows up — trying
to influence legislation in which the lobbyist may have a special
The list of lobbyists registered with the clerk of the House
nnd secretary of the Senate has just been published in Congres-
sional Record. It shows over 700 registrations in the first quar-
ter of 1959. There are usually several hundred late registra-
tions. So the total number is close to 1,000.
In round numbers, American Fa^m Bureau reports $28,000
spent for lobbying, Farmers Union $22,000, National Grange
$10,000. It is interesting to note, also, that one reason there has
been no farm legislation this year is that the farm organizations
can’t agree on what they want.
AFL-CIO gives its legislative expenses as $34,000 with an-
other $15,000 from its Industrial Union Division. Machinists
Union reports $21,000.
Temporary committee on taxation of Mutual Life Inaurance
Companies reports lobbying expense of $40,000. Life Inaurance
Assn, of America reports $13,000. Numerous individual com-
panies filed reports for smaller sums.
Association of American Railroads reports its lobbying ac-
tivities cost $25,000. Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and
Enginemen at $13,000 top the list of rail labor unions opposing
A.A.R. on railway retirement act changes.
In the powerful water lobby, National Reclamation Assn,
at $12,000 and Rivers and Harbors Congress at $13,000 were
the top spenders.
Aircraft Industries Assn., now Aerospace Industries Assn.,
reports lobbying to the tune of $11,000.
FRJECKLES AND HIS FRIENDS
Today in History
By Associated Press
Today is Wednesday, June
24th, the 175th day of 1959.
There are 190 days left in the
Highlight in History
On this day in 1948, Soviet
Russia began its blockade of
Germany’s western zone. The
dispute i n v ol v e d currency.
American and British planes
By MERRILL BLOSSER
undertook to supply the city in
a gigantic air lift lasting 321
days. During that span, 4,500
tons of supplies were moved
daily to more than 2-million
YtXJRf MAD? I DtvJED IN WITH M/
v GLASSES AMP WRIST WATCH ! /
On this day—
In 1497, explorer John Ca-
bot claimed discovery of the
North American mainland on
behalf of England’s King Hen-
ry the 7th.
In 1520, Spanish conqueror
Cortez entered Mexico City.
In 1795, the U. S. Senate
ratified John Jay’s treaty with
In 1871, the cornerstone of
the New York state capitoi was
laid in Albany.
In 1941, President Franklin
Roosevelt pledged that all pos-
sible US aid would be grant-
ed to R u 8 s i a in its battle
against Nazi invasion forces.
By LESLIE TURNER
M0i TM A PHOTOGRAPHER
ON AN ASSIGNMENT TO OBJ
PICTURES IN THE VICINITY
OF TOLEDO, CAPTAIN EASV,.
COVER MAV I U
BB HARD TO r
Ten years ago . . President
Truman was asked by 21 sen-
ators for assurance that the US
would not recognize China’s
new Communist regime.
Five years ago . . Britain’s
Prime Minister Churchill and
Foreign Secretary Eden left
London for talks in Washing-
ton with Praaident Eisenhower
and Secretary of State Dulles.
One year ago . . Thailand
announced that a cholera epi-
demic had claimed 918 lives
over a 30-day period.
Thought for Today
Conscience gets a lot of
credit that belongs to cold feet.
a UW tr W T.U. US. p*
Bj V. T. HAMLIN
College Station, June 24 141
—A rural church conference
has named the Reverend Clif-
ton Freudenburg as the Texas
Rural Minister of 1969.
The 36-year-old minister is
pastor of the Evangelical and ,
Reformed Churches of Orange ]
Grove and Tynan. He received
the award at the conference
luncheon at Texas A and M
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