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The T)rr4- T'ao Leslie Carpenter llilCd CHEF'S SPECIAL Palm Beach 1 A JOHN H. PERRY TODAY Ton&ue. of Johnson In Retirement Has An Unrealistic Sound Joaa H. Vttrj it. Pm. W W. Attarfcary Jr.. Trtaa. Coil B Kelky. PuMufcM. Caaaral Maaaftr R. H. Kirkpalrvrk. Ediiar ('. K. NratMurr. Kite. Ediint R. Maria Ella. Cimlatiea Dintlor Publiahad Ek Saturday an Sunday al 1TSI Sontk Unit. WtM Pala Buck. Fla. 13401 By Parry Pyblaratwaa. Ik. Mtnbtr of tht AaaociMad Prtw. Saxood data Boutt pari u WtM Pala Baack. Flcrida Tat Aaaociatad Pom it ttcHiMvtly tnlitlta t IM wt (ot rtftublKitMM l all mi Mtmbtf Audit Buraaa l CimUiiaa : Jit- the time In business meetings with associates In that part of Texas. 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N.Y. 10034) Saturday, November 2, 1968 While Johnson has said he will lecture at Rice and possibly other universities In 1969, his principal Interest Is the Lyndon B. Johnson School for Public Service, slated to open at the University of Texas in 1970. It has been Incorrectly assumed that the school's emphasis wlU be on the federal government. Johnson is keenly aware that city, county and state governments suffer a much more acute shortage of trained administrative, technical and professional workers than Is the case of Washington. The aim of the school will be to develop young people to serve all levels of government ably. In a speech which received little notice last year. Johnson pointed to the personnel crisis in city government and warned It was getting worse. Within the next decade, he said, one out of three urban public executives now In service will retire because of age. This means 20,000 new trained technical and professional people Including teachers must be found to serve city governments. That many, he added, will not be available. For every 1,000 vacancies In city planning alone, the annual supply is barely 400. "In the complex task of governing America at every level, the weakest link," Johnson remarked, "Is the emerging shortage of professional manpower." If Richard Nixon Is elected. President, the nation will have two First Ladles In a row using nicknames. Mrs. Nixon picked up Pat as a girl; on her birth certificate, she is Thel-ma Catherine. Mrs. Johnson's name Is Claudia. A nurse called her Lady Bird, and It stuck. Actress Shelley Winters went to Arkansas to address a rally boosting Sen. J. William Fulbrlght's reelection bid. Admitting she was nervous about a political talk, she exclaimed: "Can't somebody give me a shot of bourbon?" (It didn't help Fulbright at all with the dry vote. WASHINGTON Awaiting a sudden release from five years of the Intense pressures of the Presidency, Lyndon B. Johnson Is talking about relaxing at his ranch, doing some writing when he feels like it and lecturing occasionally at universities. It sounds normal, but Johnson is no normal man. His friends listen with astonished disbelief when he talks about being Idle. He never has been, and those who know him best , don't believe he can be without becoming the unhap-piest man along the Pedemal-es, or any other river, for that matter. When Johnson was a boy, the old story goes, his father woke him by grabbing a foot and hollering, "Get up, son; every boy in Johnson City Is already 30 minutes ahead of you!" Johnson, with his massive force of energy, has been propelled by a sense of urgency ever since causing an associate to remark: "He operates as If no tomorrow Is coming, and everything has to be done today." He has, of course, worked seven-day weeks as President, whether In Washington or at the LBJ ranch. But he did that as a Senator and, before that, as a House member, too. Saturdays were full days then. On Sunday afternoons, restless being away from work, he'd either go to the office or call staff members to his home to get some business done. To this man, time has always been too precious to waste. New to the Senate In 1949, he became the only senator in history to put his office on a 24-hour working schedule, using three shifts at eight hours each. That didn't last long. He found the office didn't obtain maximum productivity from the late night force. But the Incident illustrates Johnson's obsession to be ahead of the Johnson City boys and all others. Only once since World War II has he taken a vacation trip to any place except his ranch. At Mrs. Johnson's suggestion years ago, they went to the beach at Corpus Christl. Once there, Johnson spent most of David Lawrence Gamble For Peace Peace has come to the area of North Vietnam which heretofore had been pounded by United States bombers. But President Johnson's bombing-halt order does not mean that peace is yet in sight for South Vietnam. It was admittedly a gamble, taken on assurance of the military that it would not result in increased military casualties; taken in the hope, if not the expectation, that Ho Chi Minn and the Viet Cong would show good faith on future negotiations. Americans generally will approve with reservations. They are primarily interested in a just and lasting peace. If the bombing halt results in meaningful negotiations at Paris, in a ceasefire, and eventually in a settlement that freedom for the South Vietnamese, it is definitely worth the risk. Even the political implications for the United States can be overlooked if the Communists now show a willingness to halt the bloodshed. Certainly the timing of the dramatic action must be regarded as the "coincidence of the century" If it was not intended to influence next Tuesday's election. What its effect might be is anybody's guess. On the surface it would appear to favor Vice President Hubert Humphrey, who has (perforce! ) gone along with President Johnson's war policies. But it may have been discounted well in advance by the voters, because of strong hints from official and unofficial quarters that a bombing halt was imminent. America wants peace and it wants a president who can keep the peace. KNEW YOd W COOK UP SOMETHING If THE SPIRIT MOVEp YOU." Art Buchwald For A Healthier Economy We Need Unemployment? ex-President bewilders those who have long known him. He will have to keep busy, they say, or he will be miserable. But what will he do? There are Improvements he wants to supervise at the ranch in January, and he will begin a book about the major decisions he made as President. They will occupy him for a while, although hardly a substitute for the high priority challenges which have sent him rushing through most of his 60 years. Later, there may be another book, his extensive memoirs covering all his Washington years. Quite an undertaking, this will probably run several volumes. With all the research, reading and crosschecking Involved, It could easily be a nerve-shattering bore to compose, even though a significant contribution to history. Johnson wasn't able to travel as much as President as he would have liked. Several trips, probably to Latin-America and Europe, will consume some of his first year out of the White House. More than half of Johnson's life has been spent In public service, and at age 60, with the experience of the Presidency and In good health, he Is ending It. Johnson obviously would welcome an Invitation by the new President, whomever he Is to take on special assignments here and abroad. The nation will be the loser if he Isn't asked. projects, relatively small sums have been made available In the last eight years to Increase the number of policemen required to preserve or- I ...j der In the District of Columbia. Churches are not the only places being victimized. Homes in the best residential sections of the city and suburbs are the scene of armed robberies. A few weeks ago a luncheon party of 14 women was suddenly Interrupted by two hold-up men who robbed everybody. Last Saturday, the same thing happened at a din Capitol Hill Church Moves For Safety Of Members Time To Think tovc five million people out of work." "That seems hard to believe." "Look, stupid, If you have full employment, then you' have a shortage of labor, and that means labor demands pay raises. This causes prices to go up and naturally causes Inflation." "I know I'm dense about economic affairs, Professor, but what I don't understand Is how you can get people off the welfare rolls onto the payrolls If you have to Increase the rate of unemployment." "You raise a very interesting question," Upgraph said, "particularly when everyone is so made at so many people being on welfare. The answer Is that you have to find jobs for people and then lay them off so that you don't have a booming economy running away from Itself. My solution is to change the name 'wel 'Ruination' Editor: While premier of Russia, Nl-kita Khrushchev said, "We will bury the Americans . . . Not you, but your grandchildren will live under communism In America." Here in America, we only took it with a grain of salt. Mind you, the Premier was talking! Agents were planted everywhere to communlze the world. Since then, events pointed to that end. Ugly and demoralizing events were happening, too long tp enumerate here. To mention a few, the ugly happening to Mr. Nixon on his visit to South America; President Elsenhower's Intended visit to Japan was cancelled; Castro and the fiasco of the Bay of Pigs which caused the abandonment of the famous Monroe Doctrine, etc. All without a shot fired by the Communists. The Fortas episode reminds me of the case of Alger Hiss during the Truman administration. When President Truman heard about the secret activities of his No. 2 State Department officer, he could not believe It. He brushed It aside as a "red herring." I remember that In the wide field of countless pumpkins, Alger Hiss selected one pumpkin and bored a hole In it. He made It a mailbox to transmit secrets to some foreign agents. It required Whlttaker Chambers to catch him. Alger Hiss was convicted and sent to prison for five years. Although under different circumstances and conditions, the Fortas and Alger Hiss episodes have a clear and striking similarity in their goals namely, the ruination of this government. No matter what honeyed words are used to describe the Fortas episode, the undeniable fact remains that Irreparable and destructive damages had been done to these United States and her It's quite some time until one must do something about this year's income tax; which means that now is a splendid time to think about it and possibly write one's congressmen. Over 100 years ago, in 1862, the government made its first pitch for an Income tax, doubtless on the plea that it couldn't get by without the money. Personal exemption was $600, the amount needed to live for a year In the 1860s. That income tax law was soon knocked out and the idea was forgotten, by all except the politicians. A half-century later, in 1913, the present income tax law was enacted as an amendment to the Constitution. The public made no real objection, since it was promised that the rich would pay and the personal exemption was set at $3,000. The cost of living had gone up a bit since the 1860s. But it was found that expecting the rich to pay the tax did not work out there weren't enough rich. So the personal exemption was reduced; in 1932, at the depth of the great depression, the personal exemption was about $1,000. Today, with living costs double what they were in 1932, the exemption is $600 and the poor are paying the lion's share of the tax. Meanwhile, politicians have devised countless methods of spending public money in ways designed to insure their re-election. The American public of today is not composed of the same stern stuff as that of the 1860s; if they were, we wouldn't have a personal exemption one-fifth of what It was then when living costs have increased five-fold. WASHINGTON One of the lines that has been getting Richard Nixon a big hand in his campaigning around the country is "Rather than more people on welfare rolls, we want more people on payrolls." No one can argue with this statement except possibly Nixon's economic advisers. While the Republican candidate Is promising more jobs for the people, his economic advisers keep insisting we're going to have to have a lot more unemployment if we're going to prevent inflation and a recession. I talked to an Independent economist the other day, Prof. Ulrlch Upgraph, who runs the nonprofit Economic Health Institute: "Professor, Richard Nixon says that we have to get people off the welfare rolls and onto the payrolls If we want a healthy economy. How do you feel about this?" "Terrible," Prof. Upgraph said. "Everyone knows that when you have full employment, you have Inflation, which causes a recession, which causes more unemployment In the end." "Then what you're saying is you need a healthy unemployment rate to have a healthy economy." "Of course. Any fool knows that. When the unemployment rate goes below 4 per cent, then the Inflation rates goes up 5 per cent. The only way to stop the economy from overheating is to slow It down, and the best way to slow an economy down Is to have four or LETTERS to the EDITORS Editor: I was so happy to find good articles In your paper about some of our many good teenagers and their constructive and talented efforts to make the world a better place to live in. I have hoped the news media would start making this kind of news front page and make It a popular trend, instead of the terrible things some of the teenagers do. MRS. C. A. ZORUBA Moore Haven TO SMltf ABOUT, fare' to something else, like 'economic health Insurance.' Nobody will get angry If someone else is collecting economic health insurance. It's the word 'welfare' that is causing all the trouble." "But it's still the same thing, Professor," I said. "You have the government paying people for not working, which gets the people who are working and paying taxes very upset." "Ah, yes, but you must think of this in agricultural terms. We pay farmers NOT to grow crops to keep down the surplus, and no one Is too upset by that. If we pay people NOT to work to keep down inflation, it will be thesame thing." "That's true," I said. "But what are the people who aren't working going to do during the day with their time?" "That's not an economist's problem. The sociologists have to wrestle with that one. We only deal In statistics." "You make a strong case for unemployment, Professor, and heaven knows we need some, if we don't want more unemployment later on. But It seems to me that the more unemployment you have, the more money the government will have to spend to take care of the people. And the more debt we get into, the more unhealthy the economy will be. " Prof. Upgraph said angrily, "Nobody's perfect." Is Red Goal people. Were this a small and weak country, the Communists would have taken over long ago. Remember, De Gaulle almost lost his beloved France to the Communists. The scheme, device or manner of proceeding which the Supreme Court used to make the "laws of the land" by "test cases" Is the last word In deceitful stratagem. The classic example of this was the case of an atheistic family who did not believe In prayers whose son refused to say prayers along with his classmates in school. The parents put the case up to the Supreme Court and the Judgment was In this family's favor. The Supreme Court's decision was automatically promulgated as the "law of the land." The American people were stunned. They began to write to their congressmen. Congressmen had to wait for the congressional session, etc. This Is the law that will not only break the backbones of 200,000,000 Americans but also their spirits. This will eventually make atheists out of future generations of Americans. Before the German Invasion of Russia, Stalin strictly prohibited the Russian people from praying. But when Moscow was about to full to the German armies, Stalin with tears and sweat, took to the field to command the Russian armies. The Communists, unable to control the masses, the Russian people rushed to their churches and synagogues and chapels to kneel and pray to God for Divine Guidance. Communist armament alone did not defeat the German armies. It was the ardent prayers of the Russian people to their Creator that did It. And all other helps came with It naturally. RAFAEL TUBURAN Lake Worth Billy Graham A True Christian Has No Prejudice ner party in another home Just across the district line in Maryland. The host and hostess and five guests were robbed, after being bound and gagged, and the house was ransacked. One of the women guests was raped. Police believe the same two men may have committed these and 14 other similar robberies In recent weeks. It might be expected that the capital of the United States would be a model city an example to the nation of what the federal government means when It says that "law and order" must prevail. But aside from appointing a commission to run the district government and allocating to It certain powers, the tendency of federal officials is to regard the District of Columbia as of secondary Importance. The truly sad story about the experience of the Grace Baptist Church Is that "law and order" has not been taken seriously by the administration even within a few blocks of the capltol. Spirit of God fell equally upon them all. What are the reasons why some people are prejudiced against the Jews? Perhaps one reason Is envy, for, as we know, the Jewish people are very Intelligent, and are usually eminently successful In anything they undertake. Another reason may be the mistaken impression that It was the Jews who crucified Christ. This Is not true. The Romans actually killed Him. But In a sense we all had a part In It. The Bible says, "All we like sheep have gone astray, but the Lord hath laid on Him the Iniquity of us all." People of many races had a part In Christ's crucifixion. Whatever prejudice there may be again the Jew, Justification for It is not found In the Bible. The Bible says, "For there is no difference." Bible Verse Let no one say when he is tempted, "I am tempted by God"; for God cannot be tempted with evil and he himself tempts no one. James 1:13 WASHINGTON Will churchgoers in America have to be armed In order to defend themselves as they go to and from places of worship? The Democratic administration, which has been In power for the last eight years, has constantly emphasized that preservation of law and order Is the responsibility of state and local governments. Maintenance of order in. the District of Columbia, however, is the function of the federal government, and In the capital of the United States even the churches now are the scene of attacks and vandalism. A significant piece of news has just been announced here. The Grace Baptist Church, on Capitol Hill not far from the place where Congress meets, is planning to get out of Washington and move to the suburbs. The executive committee of the 75-year-old church, which has been conducting services In Its present building since 1914, has decided, as Its pastor describes It, to "look Into what might be available elsewhere" for a new church building. Women members of the church have been attacked twice In the last two weeks In the vicinity of the building, according to police and church officials. One woman a few days ago, while on her way Into the church, was beaten by four youths who took her purse. A week earlier, the church secretary and three Other women were standing near the church when 25 youths attacked them and tried to grab their purses. Their screams brought help from men who were inside the church. Three times within the last three months, the police admit, the church has been vandalized. Chairs and other equipment have been stolen, and windows were broken. The neighborhood around the Grace Baptist Church now is inhabited largely by Negroes. Most of the church ' members are white and still attend though they have moved .to other parts of the city or the suburbs. Several churches In the District of Columbia also have been victims of similar attacks In recent months. Within the last two or three years, some churches have moved to the suburbs as they, too, have found they cannot depend upon the federal government to protect churchgoers. When people are afraid to go to church because of the possibility of being assaulted, a dangerous situation arises In America. It might have been assumed that the federal government would not tolerate this In Washington and would long ago have afforded better protection to all citizens. While billions of dollars have been spent for sociological Rare And Costly Why is It that so many Christians (so-called) still carry prejudice against anyone who Is Jewish? As I understand It, the Christian faith grew out of Judaism, and its first adherents were Jews. Why, then, do so many Protestants have this antipathy toward the Jews? J.D. I'm glad you said "so-called" Christians, because I don't believe that a true Christian should have antipathy toward anyone. True, there are professing Christians who harbor prejudices against various ethnic groups. It Is natural for a person to be partial toward people who speak, look, and act like himself. But one of the marks of the early Christians was their unfeigned love, not only for the "brethren", but for all men. At Pentecost there were people from all over the then civilized world, and the The Atomic Energy Commission has announced that it is placing on sale for the first time a limited amount of calif ornium-252, one of the world's rarest materials. a Don't rush to get in line, however. Asking price is $450 billion a pound. That's $450 BILLION. Actually, there isn't a pound of the stuff in the world, so approved customers will only have to pay $100 for one-tenth of a microgram (one 10-millionthof a gram). According to AEC chairman Glenn T. Seab-org, codiscoverer of Californium, this is a more realistic quotation not only because the world's supply of the man-made radioisotope is measured in microgram amounts but because it will see its greatest use in minute quantities. In cancer research and treatment, for instance, tiny amounts of californium-252 may someday do the job of large and costly reactors as a source of neutrons. It will also aid in prospecting for gold, silver, uranium and other elements. Noting that the isotope Is "a bargain at almost any price," Seaborg predicts that larger quantity production will bring corresponding price advantages. By the early 1980s, production could be raised to several hundred grams a year, forcing the price to as low as 50 cents per microgram. That translates into a more reasonable $225 million a pound. I I CG T. taf . U. I. rat. Off. All rajM, awnW ' ' T U4 Naif ljaical. lac.

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