Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on January 15, 1969 · Page 16
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Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois · Page 16

Mt Vernon, Illinois
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Wednesday, January 15, 1969
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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13 I960 THE REGISTER-NEWS — AIT. VKRNON. ILLINOIS Dr. Carl L. Schvveinfurth, world traveler and professor of history and political science at Bethany College, West Virginia, is a native of Mt. Vernon. Recently he spent three weeks in the Republic of South Africa as guest of the government and on his return trip visited in South Vietnam, Southeast Asia and the Philippines. He recently gave the Mt. Vernon Rotary Club a report on South Africa. Below is his report from Manila. How to help your boy on collection day! When your carrierboy comes to collect, please make sure you're ready. With the right change, if possible. He'll appreciate it with a broad smile and a "Thank you". You see, because he is in business for himself, your newspaperboy depends on the full collection of his route for his full profit. Repeat calls mean extra work with no extra profit. So-give the boy a break. And thanks! 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CARL SCIIWEINFURTH "Only ten years ago if our stuudents didn't like an instructor they would call him anti- American," recalls a Professor at the University of the Philippines. "Today, however, their greatest term of condemnation is to refer to him as pro-American!" Attitudes are rapidly and intensively changing in this country which was once an American colony. Because the U.S. was so far sighted as to grant independence to the Philippines in 1946, we expect them to be grateful and appreciative forever. They have expressed these attitudes until recently. No longer can Americans presume that Filipinos will be allies only for reasons of loyalty. Internal situations in the island nation also are changing motivations. As a result of the recent American election, the Philippine President, Fernando Marcos, is boasting that he is a close personal friend of, and possibly even advisor to, President-elect Nixon. However Marcos hedges his position with public statements about a possible closer relationship with Communist China. Even he feels insecurity. Concerning the political situation not unlike that in Latin sures from the right remain while those from the left grow On the right the all-pervasive Catholic Church and the landowners form a block, a condition not unlike that in Latin America. Both areas were Spanish colonies for many centuries, with the Philippines remaining such until taken over by the United States after tthe Spanish-American War in 1898. The Philippine Catholic Church is much more conservative than that in Latin America. * • * Within the past few years an impressive but relatively small middle class has developed, especially in the major city, Manila. More catalytic in Philippine politics, however, is the left. The most renowned leftist group is the Huks, a small illegal organization operating as a communist underground. Those who disapprove call them bandits, but those sympathizers compare their activity with that of Robin Hood. The psychological impact of the group is impressive. A man connected with a small Manila college which has a number of students from the provinces reported that many of his students are afraid to go nome to the country on week-ends. "Although it doesn't happen very often, busses on which they ride are stopped by the Huks often enough to discourage them from going home," he said. "This is within 75 miles oi' Manila." Luis Taruc, a former leader of the Huks, has abandoned them and is a leading figure in a (newly-organized and legitimate political party, the Christian Socialists. It seems questionable whether this switch reflects his political views or if it was politically expedient. He reportedly stated that his ideas can be implemented more easily by democratic means than by revolution. Perhaps the people will so demand change that he will prove correct. The central government is virtually ineffective outside Manila. "If a farmer's caraboo (Ox) is stolen, "one vilager said, 'and it was reported to the governmental authorities, chances are nothing would happen. If the Huks learned about it, the cara­ boo would be returned." Word of this kind of thing is quick to spread. The Huck movement has not been quashed. Will Taruc use the Christian Socialists as a respectable front and try, at an appropriate lime, to bring about an association with the Huks as some believe? He has loft his nephew in charge of the Huks. On the other hand will the pervasive Catholics of the Christian Socialist Party swamp his motives and convert it into another traditionally conservative element? In either case there is a threat to the U.S. position. If the Huks merge with the Christian Socialists there will be a highly organized and reasonably respectable opposition to American policies. If the conservatives retain control of the Christian Socialists, the Huks will have no alternative to open rebellion. • • • Coupled with the Huk question of a place called Saba, an area formerly known as the northern part of the island o" Borneo. Previously a British colony, it was included in a package deal which created the new nation of Malaysia in 1963. The Philippines now contends it should be theirs by virtue of a lease agreed to several centuries ago between the Raja of Saba and a Raja who controlled territory which is now part of the Philippines. Whatever one may thfnk of the validity and sensibility of this claim, Filipinos have taken a strong and emotional nationalistic stand on the issue. Even the rational scholars at the University could recite various data in support of the claim of the Philippines. "We will go to war tc regain it if necessary," one faculty member said. "Whe" «»• ish pull out their troops from j Malaysia, as they promise, Saba | will be left defenseless and il < will not take much for us to regain her. After all, at best Saba ; is only a few miles from the Philippines and over 1000 miles j from Kuala Lumpur, the cap- j ital of Malaysia." The fact that the persons of f Saba are Moslems as are the i rest of the Malaysians and not Catholics as are the Filipinos coupled with the fact that the United Nations held a plebiscite in Saba does not seem to make much of an impression on the Filipinos. So far the only nation to support openly the Philippine side is Spain. Most countries, including the United States, try to stay out of the argument because it is between two of her strongest allies in Asia. Eventually it will blow up and from the point of view of the Philippines, the Americans taking no stand in support of her claim would be tantamount: to opposing it. The U.S. also is not likely to support her taking Saba from Malaysia. When this crisis occurs, the nationalistic communist group, the Huks, will have to press the issue and a major crisis in U.S. relations with the Philippines will exist. Not immediately, but in the; next five to seven years the Phil- 1 ippincs is likely to become a trouble spot in Asia. Americans should not be surprised. It is time, however, that the U.S. develops a new policy based OH reality toward that nation. The U.S. must deal with her as with any sovereign nation and connot continue to view her paternal- Istically. *1V \!.Y s?fMns to bo the word in ^I'l .mki, where these birds mad** a "rest Won" during • ation. TIMELY QUOTE The cricket had no chance against the lion, so he jumped into the lion's ear and tickled him to dentil. 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