The Bend bulletin. (Bend, Deschutes County, Or.) 1917-1963, May 14, 1963, Page 4, Image 4

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Tuesday, May 14, 1963
An Independent Newspaper
Robert W. Chandler, Editor and Publisher Jack McDermott, Advertising Managtr
Phil F. Bragan, Associate Editor Lou W. Mayors, Circulation Managor
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The troubles in Birmingham are a blot
upon many individuals, and the country
,. The past two weeks have seen an
ugly series of events unfold in the city
of Birmingham, Alabama. Late news
does not Indicate the troubles are end
ed. This is a situation in which a num
ber of people can be blamed. Attach
ing the blame, no matter how firmly,
will not help the current situation
Part of the fault lies with Dr. Mar
tin Luther King, the integrationist
leader. Dr. King is in danger of losing
some of his Influence. He is being push
ed by his followers. He lost a fight in
Georgia. He had to have a victory.
So he chose Birmingham for a
battleground, a good choice for his
purposes. But he committed a grave
error when he tried to make warriors
of the Negro schoolchildren of that city.
He assumed, erroneously, the police
would not arrest children.
Part of the fault lies with a fellow
named Conner, who is police commis
sioner of Birmingham. Conner's meth
ods of preserving the pease included
the use of dogs and firehoses on those
same children. King can be blamed
for exposing the children; Conner can
be blamed for attacking them.
Part of the fault lies with Birming
ham's newspapers, which ignored the
story until the riots had gone on for
several days. As a result the people of
the city, white and Negro, were un
aware for the most part that trouble
was brewing. Experienced newspaper
men know trouble does not disappear
just because it is ignored.
; Part of the bitterness came from
the fact that Southern leaders were as
sured, prior to the 1960 elections, that
a new Kennedy administration would
not use federal troops in civil rights dis
orders. The use of troops at Oxford,
Mississippi last fall left a feeling of
betrayal among many political leaders
in the South.
Part of the fault lies with those
who usually are considered the leaders
in any community. The merchants,
doctors, lawyers, bankers, real estate
men, and others who normally accept
community leadership in many areas
failed to do so in Birmingham. Where
a community's leaders have taken ini
tial responsibility in Dallas, in At
lanta, and in South Carolina there
either has been a minimum of trouble
or no trouble at all.
The ultimate right, or course, rests
with the Negro, even though his tactics
may have been wrong. He is entitled to
the same rights, and the same protec
tion of those rights, as his white
brother. He is going to get them. The
courts and powers of the federal gov
ernment will rightfully be used to as
sure him of those rights if the cities and
states do not do so.
Some progress has been made in
assuring the Negro of those rights in
the South. But the assurance, the actu
al right to exercise his rights, is com
ing too slow to suit him. For every step
forward, he sees the next fifty steps
The Negro Is becoming dissatisfied
with his rate of progress. And unless
the leaders of Birmingham and other
cities realize the dissatisfaction, and
do something about it, the troubles will
President quips about
Lester, Drew Pearson
Good news for incorporated cities
1 Incorporated cities in Deschutes
county Bend, Sisters, and Redmond
have received some good news from
the Deschutes county court. The court
agreed to undertake some portion of
street improvement programs within
the city limits of the three cities.
A major portion of the county's
road fund comes from moneys given to
the counties by the U. S. Forest Service.
The funds represent a portion of Income
to the federal government from forest
lands within the boundaries of the
For many years counties have as
sumed their responsibilities end at the
city limits of incorporated cities. Such
should have not been the case, and ap
parently will not be the case from this
time forward.
The county's offer currently is
based upon a single year's program
Undoubtedly it will be extended in
some form in the future. Still to be
worked out are some ground rules, to
make sure the county's share of the
street work is equitable to each of the
three cities involved, and to those who,
by choice, do not live within any of the
Leadership, scholarship, citizenship
By Draw Pearson
Kennedy, talking to a group of
radio and TV executives recently,
got off this crack:
I know you are interested in
the meeting with the new Cana
dian Prime Minister, Lester
Pearson, at Hyaiinis Port. This
meeting almost didn t come oil.
"Serious complications arose
when the Canadian ambassador
came to see me. Shuffling through
some papers on my desk he man
aged to decipher some rather il
legible handwriting and read this
marginal notation: 'What will we
do with this S.O.B. Pearson?"
"I had a hard time explaining
that this was a paper left over
from the Truman administration
and that the Pearson referred to
was Drew."
Adam's Next Junket
Adam Clayton Powell, the No.
1 Harlem globetrotter, didn't have
any trouble getting the House
Rules Committee to OK his new
junket to Europe, May 25 to June
15, to attend the International La
bor Organization meeting in
In his usual courtly manner,
Chairman Howard Smith, D.-Va.,
asked Powell and Rep. Jimmy
Roosevelt, D.-Calif., whether they
would be willing to submit vouch
ers on the exi-enses of their trip.
' That s only proper, replied
"Of course," said Powell.
When Clarence Brown, the Ohio
Republican, remarked, "we don't
want to be lonely, we ve missed
you quite a bit around here," he
wasn t entirely tooling, r or row-
ell has an interesting attendance
He spent a good part of Janu
ary in Puerto Rico where he owns
a beach house, returned to Wash
ington late in January; then went
back to Puerto Rico on February
The congressman from Harlem
remained away from Congress
most of February, about one half
of March, and about one half of
April. In fairness it should be
noted that Congress marked time
during part of February for the
GOP Lincoln Day speeches, ana
part of April for the Easter re
cess. However, most chairmen ot
important committees were on
hand to push their bills.
Powell, who is chairman ot the
Education and Labor Committee,
has now concocted a compromise
plan to give loans and grants to
oarochial schools tor scientific
purposes, even thougn nesiaeni
Kennedy has said this is unconsti
Orvlllo Freeman's Victories
When BUlie Sol Estes was In the
news, secretary ot Agriculture
Orville Freeman made headlines
every day. Now that Freeman is
winning some Important victor
ies, he s scarcely in tne Headlines
at all.
Without any fanfare, the Secre
tary of Agriculture is putting
across his very important teed
grain bill, which should bo signed
by the President some time this
week. He's also winning a lot of
increasing sentiment for the cru
cial wheat referendum which
comes up next week.
Freeman is winning despite one
of the most vicious campaigns
against him In American agricul
tural history by tne American
Farm Bureau. The Farm Bureau
has even circulated stereopticon
slides together with tape record
ings to farm communities show-
ine a noose around the neck of a
wheat farmer. "This is the rope
of Orville Freeman," proclaims
the tape.
Another slide shows a shocK ot
wheat with bayonets plunged into
the sheaves. The tape recording
warns: "You'll have federal
troops enforcing the wheat pro
gram If you vote for it."
As a result of the Farm Bu
reau's campaign, some of its local
bureaus are getting restless and
the Webster County Farm Bureau
of Guide Rock, Nebraska, has de
manded an Investigation of re
ported affiliations between the
John Birch Society and the Farm
Bureau; whether the American
Medical Association contributed to
the Farm Bureau in order to get
help in defeating the medicare
program among farmers; and
whether the Farm Bureau really
represents the farmers of the
The Webster County Farm Bu-
Dozens of youngsters from Central
Oregon high schools in four coun
ties are meeting in Bend today. From
their sessions should come results
which will benefit their elders for many
years to come.
The young people are high school
students, members of honor societies in
their schools. They are attending a
day-long conference under the auspices
of Central Oregon College and a large
volunteer committee. The purpose of
the session Is to help stimulate the
students in the areas of scholarship,
leadership, and citizenship, the aims of
the honor societies.
Such conferences are not new.
Portland State has done a similar job
for the past seven years. Extension of
the idea into this area Is a welcome
Too often, in years past, young
sters such as those who are attending
today's sessions have been short
changed in school systems. Because
they did not represent problems to
teachers or administrators, too
attention was paid to them.
Sputnik changed that. Not radical
ly, but over a period of a few years.
Schools, and those citizens who serve
on the boards which run the schools,
came to realize our school systems
could provide better educations. Such
educations could not be taken advan
tage of unless students wanted them,
and were prepared to work at them
We do not agree with those who
feel scholarship is an end in itself.
Scholars, or self-styled scholars, should
not spend their time attempting to
make their students over into their own
But scholarship Is an extremely
useful means to a fine end the end of
providing a better world in which to
It is for this reason scholarship
deserves the impetus we can give it
through such conferences as that of
reau suspects that Farm Bureau
executives are in league with the
grain elevator owners who don't
want a decreased grain surplus.
A decreased surplus obviously
means less revenue to the eleva
tor operators who have made a
fortune storing grain In recent
When William Saltonstall, long
time principal of the famed Phil
lips Exeter Academy, goes to Ni
geria as an executive for the
Peace Corps, he will have to take
orders from a former pupil. Jo
seph Palmer II is U.S. ambassa
dor in Nigeria and will be' in
command of his old headmaster
at Exeter. . .Secretary of De
fense Bob McNamara may have
problems with the TFX, but he
also has them at home. He is
careful to be home every evening
by 7 or 7:30 to help his youngsters
with seventh-grade math. . .One
reason the wives of congressmen
are down on Jackie Kennedy is
that when she invites them to the
annual reception for congressmen
at the White House, the time is
fixed at 9 p.m. This means they
don't get out of cooking dinner
and washing dishes. When a for
eign embassy invites congression
al wives to a reception, the time
is fixed for 6 p.m., which means
their husbands can munch at the
buffet table and the wives avoid
cooking dinner. . .Most people
have forgotten about the Mexican
Border Invasion of 1918. but the
veterans of the so-called "Forgot
ten Army" haven't. The "Mexi
can Border Veterans," who served
with Pershing when Pancho Villa
was raiding across the Rio
Grande, will celebrate their 34th
reunion at Redington Beach, Fla.,
June 14.
Alternate power
line planned
Special to Tht Bulletin
PRINEVILLE - Work wiU be
gin this week on an alternate
standby transmission line by Pa
cific Power and Light Co. con
struction crews, according to Bob
Love, PrineviIIe manager for the
PP&L Co. The initial work will
begin in the Powell Butte area,
he said.
At present, PrineviIIe receives
its power over a line from a sub
station at Redmond. The standby
transmission line will be for local
use, Love said, in the event of
an outage on that line.
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Czechs purge
Bacilek, Koehler
VIENNA UPI Communist
Czechoslovakia today disclosed the
purge of its former secret police
chief, Karoi Bacilek, and another
old-line Communist, Bruno Koehl
er, from their leading party posts.
The Czech government announce
ment said both were dismissed
from the party's Central Commit
tee, which means Bacilek has lost
his post on the nine-man ruling
Presidium as well, and Koehler
is out as one of the six secre
taries of the Central Committee.
No reason was given for the
purge, but both leaders are old
line Stalinists closely identified
with the harsh policies of the late
President Klement Gottwald.
Koehler, 63, was a co-founder of
the Czech Communist party and
a former close aide of Gottwald's.
Bacilek, 67, headed the secret
police from 1952 to 1954, when the
former general secretary of the
party, Rudolf Slansky, and 11 oth
ers were executed on treason
It was believed Bacilek's ouster
may begin the posthumous rehab
ilitation of the Slansky group,
which was condemned during a
Stalin-era wave of anti-Semitism.
Slansky and many of the other
defendants were Jewish.
AEC cancels
three tests
Atomic Energy Commission has
cancelled three small nuclear tests
planned lor later this month at
its Nevada testing grounds. It
gave no reason for the action.
The AEC made no mention of
a Radio Moscow broadcast that
hinted Russia might resume test
ing if the United States followed
through on the low-kiloton Nevada
The cancellation announcement
Monday followed White House con
firmation that President Kennedy
had received a letter recently
from Soviet Premier Nikita Khru
shchev concerning test-ban talks
in Geneva.
U.S. sources said Khrushchev's
letter, which also went to British
Prime Minister Harold Macmillan,
took the test-ban issue "neither
forward nor backward."
382-2824 or 447-7095
He belongs
to exclusive
Kennedy club
Armand Hammer today belonged
to the exclusive club of those who
have kept the President waiting
for several minutes on a tele
phone. Hammer, president of the Occi
dental Petroleum Co., and his wife
were breakfasting Saturday morn
ing when the telephone rang. It
was President Kennedy.
"I just want to make sure that
you are offering to donate the
Roosevelt home and grounds at
Campohello to the governments of
the United States and Canada as
a memorial to the late President
and Mrs. Roosevelt," Kennedy
"It's a very generous gift,"
Kennedy told Hammer, "I think
it will further strengthen the bond
of friendship between the two
Hammer then asked Kennedy if
he would like to hear the telegram
he had sent to Rep. James Roose
velt, D-Cahf., son of the late pres
ident, confirming the gift.
The President said he would.
But Hammer couldn't find it for
several minutes. When he finally
returned his wife scolded him:
"Do you realize you've kept the
President of the United States
waiting while you went for the
But Hammer said the President
didn't seem to mind.
University has lost its most prom
inent member of the board of
President Kennedy bowed out
Monday night after entertaining
the members at a black-tie White
House stag dinner.
Venezuela pulls
out Haiti envoy
(UPI Venezuela has recalled
its envoy here as a probabla
prelude to breaking diplomatic
relations with the regime of Hai
tian President Francois Duvalier,
informed sources said today.
The sources said Venezuelan
charge d'affaires Juan Bautisti
Sola called on Haitian Foreign
Minister Rene Chalmers Monday
to advise the government of hit
departure. It was not known how
soon Sota planned to leave.
Venezuela's reason for consid
ering a break in relations, fol
lowing long friction with Haiti,
was believed to be based on Du
valier's determination to stay it
office after his legal term end
The Haitian president was elect
ed in 1957 for a six-year term but
had his name placed on all bal
lots in a congressional election in
1961. He then announced he had
been elected unopposed for a
new term running until 1967.
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