Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on January 11, 1969 · Page 5
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 5

Alton, Illinois
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Saturday, January 11, 1969
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SATURDAY, JANUARY 11, 1069 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH ^^XW^W^MiiliilM^ of Lodge Big Gamble By CARLT. ROWAN WASHINGTON - After playing it cozy on Vietnam for months, President • elect Rich* «rd M. Nixon has finally taken A gamble on this bitterly*dtvi3< ive war, He has named Henry Cabot Lodge to head the U.S. negotiating team at the Paris peace talks. And that is a very big gam« bte — one that Nixon may sore* ly regret. Lodge's presence in Paris is going to add to the obduracy of both South and North Vietnam. It will increase greatly the time taken to reach a settlement, and might indeed make a settlement unreachable in the foreseeable future. Announcement of the L o d g e appointment . has provoked press stories about how "Saigon is elated," and reams of trifling ftonsense about how "elegant," "polished," "debonair," and "patrician" Lodge is. The factors that really mat ter are these: The people in Saigon who are elated are those who opposed the preliminary peace talks, opposed President Johnson's bombing hialt, opposed having a South Vietnamese delegation go to Paris, and will oppose any peace agreement short of total capitulation by Hanoi and the National Liberation Front (NLF). They -are elated because they believe Lodge is more sympathetic to their views than either Averell Harriman or Presi dent Johnson have been. The people in South Vietnam who believe some kind of "safe" arrangement with the NLF is he only way to bring peace to their wawavaged country are anything but'elated with the ap* pointment of Lodge. Communist diplomats already lave made it clear that Hanoi has misgivings about trying \o negotiate with Lodge. They ex* >ect the North Vietnamese to ;ake however many months as are necessary trying to prove that they are as tough as Lodge. Uneasiness about the L o d g e appointment also runs .pretty deep among some of the Communist diplomats who helped to nudge Hanoi to the conference table. It was disclosed recently that Lodge was" involved in secret negotiations in Saigon with a Polish representative speaking for Hanoi in November 1966 John Gronouski, the American Ambassador to Poland, was carrying on similar negotiations in Warsaw. Together they forged an agreement that peace talks would commence in Warsaw on Dec. 6,1966. Hanoi backed out of the agreement angrily when U.S planes bombed Hanoi on Dec. 4 and repeated the bombing couple of days later. In fairness, I emphasize tha there is no available evidence that Lodge negotiated in b a d faith. Nor is there a public rec ord as to whether the Decem ber 4 bombing took place at hi: urging, simply with his approv- 1, or against his recommenda- ion to the President. Whatever the case, this affair remembered in Hanoi and ome other capitals witfr suspicion and uneasiness. Lodge's recent statements indicate an understanding of some need to "compromise," suggest- ng that he may be more flexible than his critics fear. If he shows the required degree of flexibility, Saigon's "da- ion" is likely to vanish fast. A5 he indicated in an Interview with me last June, South Vietnamese President NgUyen Van Thieu regards the talks as little more than Communist trickery. Furthermore, he and his top advisors feel that South Vietnam is not yet strong enough to stand alone. Their desire is to thrash the Communists for several more months while, presumably, they build up South Vietnamese forces to the point that American troops can leave them in safety. If Nixon, through his man Lodge, adopts this position the talks could collapse, leading to renewed bitter fighting and bombings. One need not be clairvoyant to predict that Nixon quickly would be besieged by the same wild protests and demonstrations that drove Lyndon Johnson out of the Presidency. That is why the Lodge gamble is so important to a President who surely would wish his early months in office to run smoothly. Latin-American Woes Serious WHITE HOUSE DOCTOR RETIRES Retirement of White House physician, Vice Adtn. George C. Burkley, shown relaxing in his office in Washington, Friday, was announced by President Johnson, The President nominated Burkley, who also served President John F. Kennedy, for permanent appointment to grade of vice admiral on the retired list. (AP Wirephoto) By FftANK AND TOM BRADfcN WASHINGTON - Like 01' Man Stiver — "He must know somethin', he don't say nothin"' - Richard Nixon just keeps rolling along toward his inauguration, smoothly, confidently — and silently. Even his key Cabinet members are circumspect. Secretary of State-designate William Hog ers, for example, has no public record on Vietnam or the other great foreign-policy questions. But it is precisely in the Department of State where sooner or later Nixon will have to in dicate, by his appointments where he wants to go, and no Hippies And Yippies Will Be On Hand for Inaugural 17 Area Young Men Inducted Telegraph's MedUl Service WASHINGTON-Hippies, Yip- pies, student demonstrators and anti-war protestors are planning on inauguration weekend complete with a parade, rallies, an evening ball and an ln-hog- uration. Counter - Inauguration weekend, Jan. 18-Jan. 20, is being coordinated by the National Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam. A Mobilization Committee spokesman said the purpose of the Counter-Inauguration is to express dissent with national policy regarding the war in Vietnam. Mobilization Co-ordinator Rennie Davis said "every possible channel" will be explored in an effort to get official permission to hold, Counter-Inauguration events. "The advance notice we have given and the number of people involved In this movement in and of itself constitute a permit," Davis said. "The city can work out the mechanics, the how and where of the activities, but the night to demonstrate is guaranteed by the Constitution. To date, the committee has not received permission for its activities from the necessary agencies. If permission is refused, Davis said the committee effort will continue. Mobilization's Onka Dekkers said neither demonstrators nor city authorities want a repeat of the incidents surrounding the Democratic National Convention in Chicago last August. "There is no anticipation of another Chicago," she said. The Mobilization Committee is seeking permission to assemble on Sunday, Jan. 19 ,at the Ellipse, a park just south of the White House. The demonstrators perhaps numbering from 3;000 to 10,000, will hold a rally, before parading along the same route Richard M. Niixon is to follpW the next day. The parade Is to be led by U.S. servicemei and by veterans of the Vietnam war. A Washington chapter of the Yippies will spowor • "Love Your Flag or Leave It" float. And a New York chapter of the Women's Liberation Movement, dressed as Suffragettes, will symbolically burn their voter registration cards. The parade is to end with a rally at the Plaza of the Supreme Court where anti-war leaders are expected to address the marchers. Expected to be on hand for the rally are Liberation magazine publisher David Dellinger, Southern Christian Leadership Conference head Dr. Ralph Abernathy, civil rights activists Dick Gregory and Jesse Jackson, and several anti-war authors. Some of the groups unofficially represented are to be the Students for a Democratic Society, Women's Liberation Movement, the New Party, SANE, SNICK, the GI Union, Clergy and Laymen Concerned About Vietnam, and the Women's Strike for Peace. The Mobilization Committee has also petitioned the Interior Department for permission to erect a giant tent to hold a Counter-Inaugural ball. The tent, large enough to hold 8,000 persons, would be set up on the site of Resurrection City. The five-hour Counter-Inaugural ball would feature entertainment by folk sing- er Phil Ochs and a rock group called the Fugs. A group of Washington area Yippies plan to hold an In- hog-uratlon at the gathering. They will swear in their presidential candidate, Pig- asis the pig. Sunday's activities will be preceded by a series of seminars, conferences, and workshops on the anti-War movement. Students from the Yale School of Drama are. to present a political theater workshop and a white civil rights group called People Against Racism is to sponsor a seminar on elimination of race hatred in the suburbs. Back From Thailand The DeLoyce McMurray family of 1008 Tremont St., Alton, are returning Saturday from Bangkok, Thailand, where they have spent the past 1% years. Both Mr. and Mrs. McMurray are in government civil service. McMurray, who is a computer programmer, returned early last week because of the death of his mother who lived in Edwardsville. Mrs. McMurray and children, Nenna Jo, 61, and Dru Allan, 11, are due to arrive in Alton Saturday. EDWARDSVILLE — A contingent of 17 Alton area men left Friday for induction into the Armed Forces in St. Louis. Coffee, doughnuts and ditty bags were furnished by the Alton chapter of the American Red Cross. Selectees were: Robert E. Lynch and James W. Snover, both of East Alton; Randall B. Lewis of Brighton; Frederick C. Slight Jr. of Wood River; Michael R. Coleman of South Roxana; John Rippley, Paul Tchou- kaleff, Richard H. Allton, William F. Walter, William J. Riddlespriger, Gary L. Bartholomew, James L. Sadler, Barry B. Seller, Rudolph E. Shaw, Glen A. Jackson, Ronald D. Rathgeb and James H. Vaughn Jr., all of Alton. Today's Chuckle Nothing makes a woman's clothes go out of fashion faster than her husband's getting a raise. where is this a more serious problem than in U.S. relation with Latin America. The unfortunate fact is tha the Alliance for Progress ha become a sour joke in the Wes tern Hemisphere as a combina tion of arrogance and bunglin in the State Department anc the White House, and headlon retreat from responsibility i the Congress has brought ou Latin-American policy to it lowest ebb in the postwar years Three Latin Americans out four now live under a militar dictatorship, and the percentag will get worse before it gei better. Colonels and genera: have seized power in countr after country, emboldened b evidence that the United State will do nothing to stop then or to hinder them once they tak over. And all the ambitious reform plans are being abandoned one-by-one, as Latin governments perceive that we are not serious about insisting on them as a condition of aid. The case of Peru, for example, is instructive. For years the United States, under the control and influence of Thomas Mann, President Johnson's hand-picked chief of Latin-Am erican policy, refused to negotiate a dispute between Peru's democratic government and a subsidiary of Standard Oil of New Jersey on terms which would do any honor to Peru's claims. Instead, we first slowed down — and then cut off — our aid rograms in a crude attempt i force a settlement on the irms set by Jersey Standard, hen the colonels took over, irew out the reformers, seized he oil properties and have just nnounced their intention to pay othing at all for the expfopria- on. Thus, the result of our ardheaded but shortsighted pol cy is a loss to the company nd danger to other U.S. busi- ess interests. The example will not be lost n Brazil. There we encouraged he colonels to knock over an jlected government in 1964. They have now jailed their opposition, decided not to go back to democracy at all and will soon be looking for U.S. property to seize, to take the public's mind off an economy virtually out of control. So the identity of the next assistant secretary of state for Latin America becomes Important, in large part for what his name and record will mean in Latin America. Some of those more prominently mentioned do not seem likely to inspire confidence. For some time high GOP sources floated the name of Robert C. Hill as the new Latin- American chief. Hill, who had served as ambassador in El Salvador, Costa Rica and Mexico — and who has since become a director of companies doing business in those countries — apparently rejected the idea In favor of a higher post which he did not receive. It is just as well. Hill is seen n Latin America as a sort of Republican Thomas Mann, a promoter of U.S. business interests — he is also a director of the United Fruit Co. — afld one who would confirm the worst fears that the Alliance for Progress has become an alliance against it. Americans will do anything for Latin America, it has been said, except read about it. But Fidel Castro made us read. Now Nixon, who once spoke eloquently of the need for "a cor- rect handshake for Latlft dle» tators but an embrace lor thost who practice democracy," cart offer that embrace with his ap» potntment. Latin Americans can and will read about us. II Is all most of them can afford, Granite City '¥' to Teach Skin Diving EDWARDSVILLE - C class in skin and scuba diving will open at the Granite City YMCA Jan. 29, for a period of eight weeks. Classes will be held at 7 p.m. and can accomodate be tween 30 to 40 persons. SALE » MEN'S • LADIES' • CHILDREN'S SHOES SAVE UP TO 50% & MORE Western SHOE STORES 804-08 E. 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