The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, March 18, 1959, Image 2
College Station (Brazos County)] Texas
Wednesday, March 18, 1959
by Jim Ear Ip
Ike Spans Gap
By J. M. ROBERTS
Associated Press News Analyst
President Eisenhower devoted
considerable effort Monday night
toward putting “flexibility” in
His speech also went far to
ward bridging the gap between
himself and Harold Macmillan,
the British Prime Minister who
wants above everything a summit
talk with the Soviet Union about
The President skipped his usual
arguments against top-level
meetings between East and West
to say he would talk if the for
eign ministers could find a real
basis for discussion. His words
were accepted everywhere as
presaging a summit conference
this summer if the foreign min
isters can make even the small
est of progress.
But he also said plainly that
flexibility would not extend to
the point of abandoning West
Berlin or the principles under
which free men live up to their
“Soviet rulers should remem
ber that free men have, before
this, died for so-called ‘scraps of
paper’ which represented duty
and honor and freedom.”
The Communists immediately
got the point. The East German
news agency ADN said the Pres
ident made it plain the United
States “would not be afraid to un
leash a war.”
If it had said the United States
would not be afraid to react
against any form of coercion to
the extent that coercion war
ranted, then it would have exact
ly expressed the point the United
States has been trying to make
The President came very close
to saying that only war will push
the Western Allies out of Berlin.
By that token he expects the Reds
to modify their demands during
the course of negotiations which
will be undertaken, from the
Western standpoint, for the pur
pose of avoiding a military show
By coincidence but with telling
effect, developments Tuesday
added emphasis to the American
Congress was asked to start
four hundred million dollars
worth of military aid through
the pipelines to America’s allies
abroad, in addition to and for
delivery after the end of the
newly proposed four billion for
eign aid budget.
The appointment of Lewis L.
Strauss as secretary of com
merce was described as the se
lection of a chief of staff for
prosecution of the economic war.
The House Armed Services
Committee authorized more than
a billion dollars for construction
at American bases around the
world—those bases about which
the Soviet Union complains so
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By VERN SANFORD
Texas Press Association
AUSTIN, TEX. — A possible
shaft of light has pierced the
murky tunnels of legislative tax
study in the form of an “in-be
tween” type money raising bill.
An omnibus tax measure intro
duced by Reps. R. L. Strickland
of San Antonio and Wesley Rob
erts of Lamesa would tax a raft
of things not previously hit, but
avoid the label “general sales
tax.” It is regarded as a possible
compromise between Gov. Price
Daniel’s tax program and Rep.
Prates Seeligson’s general sales
tax, neither of which have at
tracted widespread support.
Strickland and Roberts esti
mate their proposal would raise
from $200,000,000 to $300,000,000,
an impressive sum even in the
face of current huge needs.
New tax sources it would tap
include sales of real estate,
bonds, debentures, corporate
stocks, transportation of persons
and commodities, occupancy of a
retail establishment, hotel and
motel use, and trading stamps.
It would increase the natural gas
production tax and raise sales
taxes on new cars, cosmetics,
playing cards, radios and TV sets
and raise taxes on telephone and
HIGHER TUITION ASKED—
Commission on Higher Education
is recommending the Legislature
adopt a new system of automatic
tuition increases for state-sup
By the Commission’s formula,
tuition would be in proportion to
the college’s spending. If legis
lative appropriations to the col
lege went up, so would tuition.
It was estimated the formula
would raise present tuition for
in-state students from $100 a
year to about $125 to $137.50.
Many students protested that
the hike would be an undue hard-
shin on the 65 per cent who earr
part or all their college expen
NO HURRY—In terms of de
cisions, the tax program has
made ”no dramatic forward
Rep. Frates Seeligson of San
Antonio, inti’oduced his 1.5 per
cent general sales tax measure.
It would raise an estimated $67,-
000,000 annually earmarked for
the school foundation program.
Informal surveys indicate a ma
jority of lawmakers pledged op
position to a general sales tax in
their campaign last summer.
Despite urging from Gov. Dan
iel, the House Tax Committee
showed itself in no hurry to g ; et
out the bill that would raise cor
poration franchise taxes. Com-
mitte declined, on a 15-2 vote, to
order a report from the subcom
mittee which holds the bill.
Part of the governor’s plan was
'to get this bill passed in time to
take effect May 1 so the added
revenue from it could help offset
this year’s deficit.
Committee also agreed to al
low more time to hear groups
wishing to oppose a proposed
trading stamp tax.
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Irishman Greeted by Ike,
President of ‘His Colony’
By ARTHUR EDSON
WASHINGTON (A 3 )— Who but
an Irishman would have the un
mitigated Gael to show up in this
town on St. Patrick’s Day, mak
ing it all but downright immoral
not to applaud.
So here came Sean T. O’Kelly,
President of Ireland, and out to
greet him was Dwight D. O’Eis
enhower, President of what some
times seems to be Ireland’s lead
And Irish bands were playing,
and the blarney ran in the streets
and loyal sons who could trace
their ancestry to Minsk or Hav
ana or Budapest or even Tokyo
loyally wore the green.
“On March 17,” said Teddy
Roosevelt, “everybody wants to
be a McSomething.”
Just why this always troubled,
often tortured little island should
retain such a hold on us remains
The immigrant who came, for
example, from- Germany or Po
land, or Italy, or was dragged
here from Africa, arrived just as
poor and as homesick as one who
came from Ireland. Yet who
cares, or even knows, who was
his homeland’s patron saint?
Alaska already is boasting, and
correctly, that it has the fastest
growing population in the nation.
The new state has tripled its pop
ulation since 1940.
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ADVENTURES IN SOCIAL SCIENCE: NO. 2
Today, with earnestness and sobriety, we make the second of
our forays into social science. We take up the most basic of all
social sciences—sociology itself.
Sociology teaches us that man is a social animal. It is not
instinct or heredity that determines his conduct; it is environ
ment. This fact is vividly borne out when you consider the case
of Julio Sigafoos.
Julio, abandoned as an infant in a dark wood near Cleveland,
was adopted by a pack of wild dogs and reared as one of their
own. When Julio was found by a hunter at the age of twelve,
the poor child was more canine than human. He ran on all
fours, brfrked and growled, ate raw meat, lapped water with his
tongue, and could neither speak nor understand one single word.
In short, he was a complete product of his environment.
Julio, incidentally, was more fortunate than most wild chil
dren. They never become truly humanized, but Julio was ex
ceptional. Bit by bit, he began to talk and walk and eat and
drink as people do. His long-dormant mental processes, when
awakened at last, turned out to be fantastically acute. He was
so bright that he learned to read and write in a month, got
through grammar school in three years, and high school in two.
And last June as thousands of spectators, knowing the odds
Julio had overcome, stood and raised cheer after cheer, he was
graduated valedictorian from Cal Tech with a degree in astro
Who can say to what towering heights this incredible boy
would have risen had he not been killed the day after commence
ment while chasing a car?
But I digress. To return to sociology, people tend to gather
in groups—a tendency that began, as we all know, with the
introduction of Marlboro Cigarettes. What an aid to sociability
they are! How benignly one looks upon one’s fellows after puff
ing on Marlboro’s filter that really filters, on Marlboro’s flavor
that’s really flavorful. How eager it makes one to extend the
hand of friendship! How grateful we all are to Marlboro for
making possible this togetherness! How good not to live in the
bleak pre-Marlboro w'orld with every man a stranger!
The groups that people live in today (thanks to Marlboro)
vary widely in their customs. What is perfectly acceptable in
one society may be quite outlandish in another. Take, for in
stance, the case of Ug Van Wyck.
Ug, a Polynesian lad, grew up in an idyllic South Sea isle
where the leading event of the year was the feast of Max, the
sun god. A quaint all-day ceremony was held, with tribal
dancing, war chants, fat-lady races, pie-eating contests, and, for
the grand finale, the sacrifice of two dozen maidens.
According to Ug’s folkways, sacrificing maidens was entirely
acceptable, but when, in his eighteenth year, he was sent as an
exchange student to the University of Wisconsin, he soon
learned that Americans take a dim view of this practice—in
Wisconsin, at any rate. The first fifteen or twenty maidens Ug
sacrificed, he was let off with a warning. When, however, he
persisted, drastic measures were taken: he was depledged by
his fraternity. A broken man, Ug quit school and moved to
Milwaukee where today he earns a meager living as a stein.
1959 Max Shulmaa
For real sociability, provide Marlboros for filter smokers
and Philip Morris for non-filter smokers. Both are made
by the Philip Morris company; both sponsor this column;
both are tops!
By Charles M. Schulz