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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 6

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Friday, November 1, 1968
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"Take It Easy, Junior, You Better Apologize!" Victor Kicsel K Hnsinessmen (Jin ptutp o Black Militant Pickets been going all out with educational programs, orientation courses, heavy employment of black and Spanish-speaking workers, and bonuses for The Palm Beach Post A JOHN H. PERRY NEWSPAPER John H. Ptny it. Pna. W. W. Atlarbury Jr. Tina. Ctcil B. KfUty. Publiahaf. Gawral Muuftt R. H. Kirkpatrick, Editor C. E. Naubauar, Euc. Editor R. Maria Ellis, Circulation Director , Published Etch Day Eicept Saturday and Sunday at 2761 Soula Duia, M Pais Brach. Fl. 3340 By Parry Publication. Inc. Scon4 claai poatafa paid at Wtat Palm Batch, Florida Member of tha Aaaociatad rreae I'Kt Aaaociatad Praia ia aiclutlvtly tntitlod to tha uta lor rtpublication of all nvi Member Audit Bureau of Circulatioa SI HM Dipnoi mTS- ARrill". Pmi and I mt . aad Seeder Pl Wa, Ti. Sd.r 1 yaar 149 40 1 131 M J MJ (ronthi ...124.70 months ... IIS 60 onthi . . . 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Some Industrialists have decided that confrontation albeit peaceful and legalistic is the best policy to deal with tough, direct-actionist, self-appointed black militants. So General Electric, harassed here by a handful of sit-inners and pickets, has gone to the National Labor Relations Board and charged the new Black Labor Federation, some of Its leaders and one of its affiliates, with unfair labor practices. Labor and industrial insiders are zeroing in on the action. It is the first such move. It sets precedent. It may wildfire through big cities, where black caucuses have been challenging big unions and corporation executives, pulling quickie strikes, provoking wildcats and forcing big factories to suspend production foi hours and even shut down for a day. Leaders of the Black Labor Federation say they simply want to make unions and industry "more relevant to the needs of the black man," and charge that "organized labor is yet another force within white society to help perpetuate the status quo and to oppose the black man's quest for total equality." Labor leaders In the big cities, especially where there are concentrations of steel, auto and transportation installations, retort that "black caucuses" want to bypass the legitimate unions, tear up collective bargaining agreements, and take over "representation" of thousands of plant workers. Recently black action, usually led by 40 or 50 militants seeking the support of many thousands of uninterested black and other minority employes, have disrupted auto factories and steel mills. Many of the corporations hit by the militants have fine records on minority employment. Here, General Electric has David Lawrence ff"- -SPT dal An Unusual Campaign The presidential campaign of 1968 has been unusual, to say the least; not too interesting or enlightening, but unusual. The first to enter the race, one who for a time appeared to have an excellent chance, dropped out at the ' first curve. One who entered only to express protest against his own party's administration and surprised himself by becoming a real threat lost out in convention. One who would surely have been a top contender, even though he started late, was assassinated. One who traveled far and wide insisting he was not a contender while campaigning furiously finally came to the convention openly seeking delegates, and didn't get them. Another who couldn't make the decision until too late also failed to get support at the convention. Leslie Carpenter Secret Service Personnel Facing A Tough Problem black recruitment and steady-attendance, at its Hotpoint household appliance operation. Of its 3.600 hourly rated blue-collar emploves, some 1.200 (actually more than 33 per cent of the union members) are from minority communities. Of course there are frictions, factions and fist fights. But under contract with Sheet Metal Local 571, the plant has worked smoothly. Last summer, a black militant, Willie Plunkett, ran for local president, lost, and organized the Afro-American Employes of Hotpoint. Then he and others launched the Black Labor Federation early In October. Just about that time, a black worker and Spanish-speaking employe got Into a brawl inside the plant. Both were suspended. Then, "supervision," reviewing the case, reinstated the Spanish-speaking chap and fired the Negro. The decision was that he had started the fight. The next day, Thursday, Oct. 10, the Afro-American committee pulled a 55-mlnute sit-down. The following Monday, Willie Plunkett, the 27-year-old committee chairman, held a well-attended lunchtlme news conference outside the plant gate. He and his colleague threatened to shut down the plant If their demands were not met. The militants wanted Gener The techniques of the Communists In stimulating student demonstrations throughout the world are well known to officials in the American govern- ment and to members of Congress. The Department of Justice Is aware of the record of some of the leaders active In this country. Many of them openly acknowledge that they are Communists. Others conceal any connection with the party, but meet often with Communist leaders. Anybody can organize a political party In America and preach a cause that is unpopular and even contrary to the policies of the United States. But If the leaders of any such A maverick who started with the hope of stirring a slight breeze in his own section of the country finished by worrying the two major party candidates as neither was able to worry the other. And in all the confusion the incumbent, who was eligible to seek re-election, decided he'd better not. So we come down to the wire with three candidates; the majority of the electorate not too 'happy with any of them, and definitely unhappy with the running mates of all. ' As usual in such contests (something had to be normal) the three candidate teams have been eloquent in blasting each other; but none has come up with concrete proposals for changing conditions that are making the people unhappy the war, crime, poverty, high taxes. All candidates assure us that if they are elected our problems will be solved; but none tell just how they plan to accomplish this miracle. Meanwhile, the amount of money being spent on the campaign probably would go a long way , toward eliminating poverty if it were properly spent for that purpose instead of being used to- buy election. Anti-Vietnam War Riots Usually Inspired By Reds al Electric, now under contract with the Sheet Metal workers until Oct. 26, 1969, to recognize the Afro-American group as the employes" collective bargaining agent. Then the Afro-American committee went back into the building. But they refused to work. "Supervision" urged them to resume their work. They refused. They were asked to leave some 33 sit-inners In all. Again they refused. So the big installation was shut down for the day at considerable cost. Came the dawn, also came pickets. For a week, handfuls of Afro-American committee members stalked the gates. They were Ignored by virtually all workers black, white. English-speaking and Spanish-speaking. There was no backlash. Nor did anyone lash arv-one out front. In the meantime, Willie Plunkett and 32 others were suspended. But they continued to demand they be recognized as "he plant's collective bargaining agent. They were supported by the Black Labor Federation. Then, determined to settle once and for all the right of a tiny band of militants, regardless of color, to harass unions and industrialists. General Electric filed Its unfair labor practice action with the NLRB. The document, filed with the regional board on Oct. 15, charges that Hotpoint has been picketed on and off since Oct. 14, in violation of the federal labor law. If the board examiner finds the Black Labor Federation guilty of unfair labor practice, he will order It to desist. If Willie Plunkett and his co-leaders refuse, the matter goes into the courts for enforcement. If the courts support the board, the government must enforce the law. It will take along time. But the Issue has been confronted on a new and ever-widening front. Sooner or later, we'll know who speaks for whom and whose rights are being violated. group participate In conferences with representatives of foreign governments or receive compensation or other regards for themselves or for the expense of "demonstrations," this could be defined as a conspiracy against the United States. The late Judge Michael A. Musmanno, for 16 years a member of the Supreme Court of the State of Pennsylvania, testified before the House Committee that, under some court decisions, the Communists have been able to turn the fifth amendment Into a "fifth column marching against the security oi the nation." Certainly there Is need for legislation, as recommended by the committee, to strengthen the laws against conspiracy and particularly to prohibit any relationship between demonstrators In this country and a foreign power. There have been virtually no prosecutions against Communists who are citizens of the United States but who take orders from a foreign government. Yet their activities are designed to Impair or break down the foreign policy of the United States. turning from the church today Is that In too many denominations the Christian message has become so watered down that It has become sterile and unchallenglng. The disciples of Christ have always lived excitingly, and sometimes dangerously. The "play-It-safe" type of Christianity which believes little, offends no one, and does little, has become nauseous to the average person. The Bible and the teachings of Christ are the greatest challenge I have ever faced. Every day I pray for strength and wisdom to live up to them, and when I feel His undergirdlng power helping me to rise above prejudice, selfishness and sin, I know that following Him is the most worthwhile thing In life. Bible Verse He who observes the wind will not sow; and he who regards the clouds will not reap. Ecclesiastes 11:4 Marx Was Right and board Is legally questionable, particularly because he Is not a U.S. citizen. Perhaps an arrangement can be worked out for agents to pay him a flat fee. II the yacht stopped off in a number of ports, agents, would have to get new guri permits with each new country. Time will tell how much traveling outside the country Caroline and John will do. Early quotes from their mother indicate she wants to stay mostly In New York. But her love of travel Is well known, and her new husband owns both an enormous yacht and a trans-Atlantic airline company with a fleet of jets. All this plus other considerations has already started serious consideration of changing the law next year to require Secret Service surveillance over the children only when they are In the U.S. Congress could then provide funds for hiring qualified private detectives abroad who are nationals of each nation t::e youngsters visited. This obviously would please the Secret Service. Agents have always referred to the guarding of children as "the diaper detail," not a choice assignment within a he-man organization. Those reports that Aristotle Onassis can only spend six months of the year in the U.S. without having to pay U.S. taxes are probably wrong. Nobody on the legal staff of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service knows for certain. Tax treaties with Greece and Argentina are so contradictory and complicated that it Is impossible to read the language and know Immediately how long Onassis could stay in the U.S. without becoming subject to American taxation. If he wants to stay longer than six months any year, the matter will undoubtedly wind up in court. WASHINGTON - Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis has unleashed a swarm of highly vexatious public relations and personal problems on the U.S. Secret Service. The bride has lost her Secret Service protection, but her two children by the late President Kennedy must, by federal law, be guarded by agents until they are 16, unless that law is later changed. The legal requirement has thrown open a Pandora's box of irritants and complexities for the proud Secret Service. Here are some of them: Mrs. Onassis has indicated she will keep Caroline and John Jr. in their New York schools, at least for now. This means guarding the Manhattan apartment. When Onassis Is in it too, the agents will, In effect, also be guarding one of the world's richest men, an Argentine citizen of Greek ancestry. During school holidays and the summer, Mrs. Onassis will presumably take the children to the jet-set playgrounds of the world. Laws vary from nation to nation concerning a U.S. Secret Service agent tor ' any other foreigner) bringing a gun into those countries. Agents must be armed, but permits for a pistol are highly difficult, If not virtually impossible to obtain in some places. Suppose some national of a foreign country tried to harm the Kennedy children on his native soil, the right of agents to fight back to protect the kids also differs abroad, and It is entirely possible that agents could wind up in a foreign jail. The prospect that an agent might have to use his gun in a foreign country Is a staggering legal and political nightmare. Mrs. Onassis Is not likely to take her children to any Inexpensive resort. Agents have to be where they are. The government only allows agents S16 a day in expenses, except that it goes up to S20 In Nice on the French Riviera. Costs over that have to come out of their own pockets. Should Mrs. Onassis decide later to put her children Into Swiss schools, which her friends consider possible, It would further aggravate the financial pinch on agents. When the children cruise on the Onassis yacht, the agents will have to be with them. Whether agents can allow Onassis to pick up the tab for their super-elegant bed LETTERS to the EDITORS Exit Queen Editor: This is an open letter to Aristotle Onassis: Thank you! Thank you! Thank you' This is a democracy and so many of us did not want aquoen. Thank vou! MRS. MARY L. HARD- tSTY Palm City In any event, the U.S. could only tax his earnings in this country. The extent of his holdings here is unknown. Jackie Onassis also has considerable wealth and could avoid U.S. taxes only by giving up her citizenship. If she remained outside the U.S. for 18 uninterrupted months, she could escape taxes on the first $30,000 of her yearly income, but would have to pay taxes on anything over that. Will Onassis, with all his money, help bail out the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the memorial to the late President In Washington which is In desperate need of $15 million? Those interested In finding the millions required to finish the Center believe a gift by Onassis would be a gracious gesture which could materially Improve his Image In this country. (But then other money-raisers for other causes here have a lot of other "gracious gestures" in mind for the billionaire If they can get to him. Both John and Jacqueline Kennedy took an unusually active Interest in a cultural center for Washington before the President's death. President Johnson later asked Congress to name the building for Kennedy, Risirg building costs, plus the need for more elaborate acoustics, kited construction costs $15 million beyond funds on hand for the Center. Postmaster General Marvin Watson has his eye on the Texas governorship In 1970 or 1972. Young, smart and smooth, Watson could easily figure big In national politics In the future. LBJ's Commi-sslon on Causes and Prevention of Violence will cut short Its hearings wiihln a few days to begin work Immediately on an Interim report. Eight task forces have been gathering facts separately while the commission has had hearings. The findings may make up a major portion of LBJ's last State of the Union message to Congress In early January. Parked beside the governor's mansion In Atlanta are bicycles marked "His and Hers." Gov. and Mrs. Lester Maddox frequently take rides together. A Humphrey Democrat In South Carolina quips sourly: "Here, Wallace and Nixon are running redneck to redneck." our ships on the high seas or capture them as North Korea did with the Pueblo. Consider Art. 51 then and be warned: "Nothing In the present Charter shall Impair the Inherent right of Individual or collective self-defense If an armed attack occurs against a member of the United Nations UNTIL the Security Council has taken measures necessary to maintain International peace and security. Measurei taken by members In the exercise of this right of self-defense shall be IMMEDIATELY REPORTED to the Security Council and shall not In any way affect the authority and responsibility of the Security Council ... to take at any time such action as It deems necessary. . ." The U.N. settled the missile crisis in Cuba remember? MARY DAVISON W est Palm Beach Billy Graham One Movement Toward Church WASHINGTON .Why would 50,000 people participate in a march In London denouncing the Vietnam war? The British have long since pulled out of Asia militarily, and they haven't given the slightest Indication of an intention to become Involved in Vietnam. What, then, Is the reason? The answer Is that the demonstration was unquestionably planned by representatives of the Communist Party who have trained leaders In England ready to espouse any cause that the Moscow government may desire to have publicized. Most of the participants In the marches are themselves unaware of the Communist connection, but are persuaded by one means or another that they ought to demonstrate against the United States. The instigators, however, are for the most part financed by the Soviet government, and there are trained agitators In various countries throughout the world, especially In the United States and in Latin America. In the annual report of the House Committee on Un-American Activities Issued this month, Chairman Edwin E. Willis describes the Communist origin and manipulation of demonstrations In this country against the Vietnam war. He says that an assortment of Communists of both the Peking and Moscow varieties, fellow travelers, Marxists, radicals, pacifists and professional "peace" agitators have launched demonstrations. The purpose, of course, Is to sabotage American efforts to support the South Vietnamese resistance to a Communist takeover of their country. Willis points out that while honest, sincere and responsible dissent Is legitimate, "The fact must be faced that there are persons who use the claim and mask of dissent for no other reason than to try to conceal the fact that their allegiance Is to a power other than that of the United States." He summarizes the situation as follows: "Deliberate deception, methodically employed to advance the world Communist movement is not dissent, but conspiracy." FBI DL-ector J. Edgar Hoover testified before the committee, moreover, that "Students for a Democratic Society" which claims to be the largest of the "New Left" student organizations, with more than 140 chapters is one of the most militant of the student-youth groups engaged In activities protesting U.S. foreign policies. Communists, he said, are "actively promoting and participating In" the programs of the Students for a Democratic Society. There are Indications that some of the groups are even working at a high-school level. "The Russian bear is certainly capable of 'anything, so long as he knows the other animals '.be has to deal with to be capable of nothing." Z This unflattering statement, which could "have been made yesterday, appeared in a dispatch by the foreign correspondent of a New 'York newspaper on June 14, 1853. The name of the correspondent was Karl Marx. Everyone has heard of Marx, but it is not generally known that for some 10 years in the 1850s and '60s he contributed articles to the New York Daily Tribune, perceptively analyzing the major political developments of the day. The articles have been collected for the first time in a book, "Karl Marx on Colonialism and Modernization," edited by Shlomo Avineri of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and just published by Doubleday. Although Marx was momentarily awaiting the collapse of capitalism in Western Europe and the arrival of the next stage socialism his dispatches are remarkably free of dogma. They cover topics ranging from the Crimean War to the future of British rule in India to the collapse of the Chinese empire under the impact of the West to big-power machinations in the Middle East. It is his comments on Russia, however, that most interest the modern reader. On April 12, 1853, for example, he wrote: "Russia is decidedly a conquering nation, and was so for a century, until the great movement of 1789 called into potent activity an antagonist of formidable nature. We mean the European Revolution, the explosive force of freedom. Since that epoch there have been in reality but two powers on the continent of Europe Russia and Absolutism, the Revolution and Democracy. "For the moment the Revolution seems to be suppressed, but it lives and is feared as deeply as ever." Marx was writing, of course, about the Russia of the czars, but one wonders what changes, if any, the patron saint of communism would make today were he reporting on recent events in Czechoslovakia. One is also reminded of that oft-used but perennially serviceable French saying: "The more things change, the more they remain the same." Marx would likely agree. U.N. Blamed For Pueblo Why Is It that many educated people pass Christianity by? We are told that every denomination is losing out, and It is predicted that some day America may go the way of communism, and become an atheistic society. Do you have any reason or explanation for this? N.M. There are actually two movements today: one away from the church and another toward the church and Christian beliefs. You ask about the movement of educated people away from the church. Of course generalities are misleading, and when you say "educated people are passing Christianity by", I could recite case after caso of educated people turning to Christ. One reason that many are Editor: At this time there are rumors of the pending release of the Pueblo and her crew. Before we forget the disgraceful incident of the capture of this ship It Is well that we understand why the ship has been detained for nearly nine months. The President, acting In conformity with his "solemn obligation" under Article 51 of the United Nations Charter, did what he was obliged to do: he turned the matter over to the United Nations. Ironically, the United Nations Is still officially at war with North Korea, no peace having been negotiated, nor apparently contemplated, following the "cease fire" of 1953. Under protection of Article 51, pygmy nations may hijack our planes from the skies; capture and hold for ransom our fishing vessels off the South American coast; sink

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