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Drew Pearson False Air Of Serene Quiet Around The White House The Palm Beach Post A JOHN H. PERRY NEWSPAPER Joko H. Pfrry Jr. Praa. AtUrbury Jr.. Tum. CkiI B. K allay. Publiahar, Gnttil Mutftt R. H. KirtraUrick, Editor C. E. Naubauar. Eiae. Editor R MirW Ellu. Circulation Dinctor Publiihrd Each Day Eictpt Saturday and Sundiy 2751 Soutb. Dim, Waal Palm Buch. Fla. 33402 By Ptrry Publications, Inc. Sacond claia poataia paid at Wtat Palm Baach, Florida M em Mi ol tha Aaaociatad Praaa TKa Aaaociatad Praaa ia aicluaivHy antitlad to tha uaa for rapublication of all nawa Mambar Audit Buraau of Circulation SI (IV KIPTIO TtS ARRII or his interest In his grandchildren. "The truce talks are like a baby's fever," the President told members of his staff. "It Pl and I im aad laaa'ay 1 yaar 149 40 vontha ...124.70 3 montha ...J12 35 I vaak IK Siagl. (iaav Poat or 1'imaa ...... .10 Sunday Pott TimM . M Pan 1 yaar (montha montha 1 aak Daily Pol ar 1 yaar . . 8 montha 3 montha 1 araak .. 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His daughters usually show him the letters they receive regularly from their husbands In South Vietnam. They are wholesome letters written by busy men. Capt. Chuck Robb has been under fire most of the time, but he minimizes It in his letters to Lynda Bird. She can read between the lines, however, and worries a lot. She was about the happiest woman In Washington when her father made his historic bombing pause announcement. Pat Nugent, In the Air Force to the south, writes to Lucl that he has been hoping to go north and see his Marine Corps brother-in-law. But ravel has been difficult. The President is looking ihead to the day when he will x In Texas, busy with the Lynt jn B. Johnson Library and the school to train Congressmen and city officials that he is establishing at the University of Texas. "They've got a school to train diplomats at Princeton," he told the Vice President the other day. "Why shouldn't we have a school to train city and county officials and Congressmen? I'm going to get you down there to speak, Hubert," he said. "And I'm not going to pay you anything either. I'm f.oing to get Wayne Morse and some of these other great orators to come down. They charge too much and I'm not ?oing to pay them anything !jut their expenses. I want 'em to spend some time with the kids on the campus. I'm going to Invite Stokely Carmlchael and Rap Brown and we're going to have free-for-all debates. I'm going to show 'em what free speech really is." Thus does the President approach his last days and months In the White House. They are days of winding up an era. And the end of an era Is never happy, especially when It has been one of the most energetic and most productive and most criticized In history. .laiji .ii.nry.,juwri. : at i 21' ...fm ; ' r jiij j',, jar - V.; " VVVOtJCifO "-few goes up to 106 and then down to 98. "Everything was all tension around here the day before Lynda's baby was born. Lady Bird was supposed to go down to Austin to make a speech for Hubert, yet she wanted to be here. And Luci was supposed to be at the Democratic Women's Club to raise money for Hubert with little Lyn as the star performer. At the same time, Lucl wanted to be around with her sister because she had already had a baby and she wanted to tell Lynda how to have one. "That morning Lyn woke up with a fever," the President told his staff. "It was up to 102. Everybody said that Luci ought not to take Lyn to the Democratic reception. But she said, 'He's one of the performers and can't back down on his act.' So she let him walk across the stage waving his little flag. He waved It when they told him to, and then he waved goodbye and finally, when the band struck up a tune, he did a little Humphrey dance. "Then when they got Lyn back home, they found that his fever had gone down to 98.6. There was nothing wrong with him at all. "Well, that's Just like the war. These peace overtures blow hot and they blow cold. You can never tell where they are." The President has substituted workouts with little Lyn for his former walks around the south grounds of the White House with his beagles. Lyn could tire out an Olympic athlete. "I don't know what's in his head," observes his grandfather, "but I know what's In his legs." The pre-election cease-bombing announcement, rather than being purely political as charged in some quarters, may have been influenced even more by what is reported to be President Johnson's fondest wish to leave office with the reputation of a peacemaker. It is by no means certain that the President's initiative in the Vietnam war will have the desired effect. Although it gained the approval of the North Vietnamese enemy, it seems to have put us at odds with our South Vietnamese ally; and even if the expanded Paris peace conference can muster a quorum, the chances for any substantial agreement between the two sides seem dim. So far, Ho Chi Minh & Co. have stuck to their guns literally as well as figuratively on demanding unconditional, unreciprocated concessions by the United States. Even the latest risky move has elicited nothing from the Communists but an agreement to talk. There seems to be considerable grounds for the South Vietnamese that the bombing halt was a hasty, ill-considered decision. History may have something further to say on that subject. For the time being, we must assume that it was prompted largely, if not solely, by a desire for peace on the part of President Johnson. Ironically, history has been kinder to war presidents than to peace presidents. Most of those considered the great presidents of United States history are associated with wars Washington, Lincoln and Roosevelt. Perhaps Lyndon Baines Johnson himself, who has a keen sense of history, at one time thought his niche would be enhanced by making a great war of Vietnam. vv let's QUT farming AND TAKE UP MINING' Clayton Fritchey Fearsome Responsibility Falls On American Voter In Right To Strike To Oppose Strike WASHINGTON - Outwardly these are dull days at the White House. Limousines no longer line up Inside the South Gate waiting for heads of state or diplomatic missions. No longer do Congressmen stream down Pennsylvania avenue to watch bill-signing ceremonies or be be briefed on the war In Vietnam or the urgency of passing certain legislation. No longer does the President stand in the East Room between the portraits of Martha and George Washington to swear in new members of his administration. Even the photographers waiting in the executive office lobby to "shoot" distinguished visitors are listless. There aren't as many visitors any more. In the rest of the nation, a bitter debate has been swirling as to who shall be the next President of the United States. The incumbent President has sat, most of the time, aloof. He loves politics; no President since Franklin Roosevelt has been such an adroit politician with Congress. But he has been concentrating on the war In Vietnam, a war which has clouded and obscured the great domestic achievements of his administration and which he has been trying desperately to end. Aside from these surface aspects, however, things have not changed around the White House. There is just as much internal activity as during the climax of the Great Society. The staff never leaves until 8:30 or 9 P.M., sometimes later. Nor does the President. Seldom does he get back to the residence for supper much before ten. He no longer wakes up at 3 A.M. to call the communications center for reports on the last bombing mission how many planes lost? Instead his time has been absorbed with diplomatic cables, between Saigon and Washington, Washington and Paris, Hanoi and Moscow, intercepts between Hanoi and China, helpful messages from New Delhi, Bucharest, Warsaw, London and Bonn. Desperately and for weeks he has been trying to get a truce. Concentration on these problems has not interfered with the President's sense of humor Henry Hazlitt Implied Is Right A right of unions to strike implies a reciprocal right of employe! s to oppose a strike. Yet federal labor law is making the effective exercise of the latter right almost Impossible. Few people remember one of the most Important amendments to the Wagner Act of 1935 made bv the Taft-Hartley Act of 1947. The Wagner Act: "Nothing in this act shall be construed so as to interfere with or impede or diminish in any ay the right to strike." The Taft-Hartley Act: "Nothing In this act, except as specifically provided for herein, shall be construed so as either to Interfere with or Impede or diminish in any way the right to strike, or to affect the limitations or qualifications of that right." The Taft-Hartley Act, in brief, concedes that "the right to strike" Is not unlimited. Most of the differences of opinion that arise about the right to strike are the result of different definitions of the term. Most union leaders usually talk as if they meant by it merely the right to quit work. This is a right that few dispute. It is not, however, what most labor leaders really mean by the right to strike when they get down to actual cases. The "right to strike" that they Insist upon Is really a bundle of alleged "rights." We will never think clearly about the subject until we consider these singly: 1 The simple right to quit work. No one denies this right, though even this Is subject to common-sense qualifications. Men have no right to quit work, Individually or collectively, in violation of an explicit contract. And a surgeon who walked out In the middle of an operation, demanding a higher fee, could be held criminally liable for the consequences. 2 The right of a group to quit work simultaneously. This Is what most bystanders think l meant by a strike. Even this right should be admitted under most circumstances, though not all. There Is no right to quit as a group in violation of a contract. Has a group a right to quit simultaneously without notice If the very purpose Is to put the employer or the public In the lurch? In that case should not the employer have the tight to sue 'he striking Individuals or the union for willful damage? 3 The right of union members not only to quit work, but forcibly to prevent others from taking the Jobs they have wlllfullv abandoned. This Is As it turned out, he found himself caught up in one of history's most unpopular wars. Even though he had nothing to do with its beginnings, it came to be known as "Johnson's war" and he could salvage nothing from it politically or historically except by a dramatic peace effort. He has made that effort, but its personal value to LBJ is certain to be depreciated by its timing. For America, for the future, perhaps there is something to be gained by Lyndon Johnson's unhappy experience. If being a war president loses its political and historical value, it could just be that we will have fewer wars. what most union leaders really mean by the "right to strike." It Is precisely such a "right" that ought never to be conceded. The chief reason why so few employers today make any effort to replace strikers and to carry on their business during a strike Is that they fear vandalism and violence. Mass picketing physically Intimidates and is Intended to Intimidate. Yet present law, unfortunately, in the main does sanction this "right." The Norris-LaGuardia Act of 1932 In effect denies an employer Injunctive relief from the Intimidation of mass picketing and even damage to his plant and injury to his employees. Thus, the most pressing and necessary reform in the federal labor laws today Is the repeal of this act and the restoration of injunctive relief power to the courts. A desirable supplementary reform would WASHINGTON Dear Editor This is my first letter to a newspaper, so maybe I should identify myself, although you may have heard of me. I am the American Voter, known to my friends as A.V. Now that the election is over, I thought you might want to know what I learned from it. Listening to Richard Nixon, Hubert Humphrey and George Wallace, has been a truly rewarding experience. I discovered, for instance, that I am the backbone of the nation; I am what makes America great; I am the envy of the world; I am wonderful. This is nice to know. Humphrey, said "the American Presidency is a great and powerful office," but that it wouldn't be much without me. The "office depends most of all," he said, upon my "will and faith and dedication and wisdom." He looked me In the eye at one meeting, and said, "I call you not to a life of false security, false promises and ease, but to a new sense of purpose, a new dedication, and a new committment." I was thinking that my old sense of purpose wasn't so bad. I was used to It; I wasn't at all sure I wanted to trade it In on a new one, but before I could get my breath, the Vice-President was saying, "I call you forth I call forth that basic goodness that Is there I call you to risk the hard path LETTERS to the EDITORS Jackie Not News Editor: When are you going to give your readers a rest regarding Jackie Kennedy? Enough is enough; it has reached the disgusting point. She Is far from the tin go-dess you try to make her; she is a common American woman and not one that one would turn around to look at twice. Every paper one picks up it's Jackie this and Jackie that; and truthfully, who cares what Jackie does? The general public Is not one bit interested. The Kennedys sprang up like mushrooms and are rapidly disappearing as such. Give us news, not hogwash. P. W.SNEARER Lake Park More Letters; Turn To Page of greatness." I was willing but I felt I ought to listen to Nixon and Wallace before taking any path, even a "great" one. Nixon thought I was marvelous too, but In a different way. I was proud when he told the Republicans that they had better listen to me "The voice of America" if they wanted to get the answers to tha big problems. My voice, he said, "Is a quiet voice in the tumult of the shouting. It is the voice of the great majority of Americans, the forgotten Americans, the non-shouters, the non-demon-straters." I couldn't hear what he said next because my wife made a funny noise. It's true I do a little shouting and demonstrating around the house once in a while, but only when I'm provoked. Anyhow, when I picked up the thread again, Nixon was saying that It's people like me who are the "good people, the decent people," who "work and save and pay their taxes, and 'Blubber Editor: As the wife of a Lake Worth fireman, I feel It Is about time that the facts of the "blubber trouble" situation was brought before the taxpayers of that city. The Civil Service Board has taken it upon themselves to endanger the health of their ernployes and the well-being of the citizens of their community- They have decreed that any fireman or policeman who does not conform to THEIR weight charts should suffer suspension without pay until such time as this weight Is attained. There already have been several Instances of men becoming 111 by attempting to go on crash diets in order to lose the weight In the time allotted by the board so that financial hardships would not be Inflicted on their families. Many of these men are employes of 15 years or longer. I maintain that no generalized weight chart can be used for so drastic a punishment, and that If the board ts so con- Next Step Editor: Now that society, clergy, educators, science and psychiatrists have won the respect of the children away from the parents, I would suggest that they let the children have MORE freedom of expression. This would solve all the problems the world Is In. THOMAS REAMSN YDER West Palm Beach r ci care." America is a great nation, he said, because I'm great. Wallace had a different way of discussing things. He didn't talk only about me, but most of the time about him and me together. "Us," was the way he often put It, real nice and friendly. He really poured it on those judges, preachers, professors, and editors, who "kow-tow" to anarchists and Communists and "look down their nose at folks like us," meaning George and me. Wallace sort of patted me on the head and said "we're" (George and me) going to "take care" of all those hippies, ylppies, demonstrates, dissenters, free speechers, Intellectuals, and so forth, when "we" take over the government. It sounded exciting, I must say, but Nixon and Humphrey kept saying that I was the symbol of law and order. I wish I hadn't gone to that last Humphrey meeting where he said to me, "I shall appeal to reason and to your good judgment." It is such a responsibility. I sometimes wonder how other countries get along without citizens like me. In China the people have to study the sayings of Mao, but in the good old U.S.A., If you want to get elected you've got to study my sayings. All the candidates said that's why America Is the greatest country on earth. I guess that's so, but what If I ever make a mistake? Trouble' cerned with their opinion of obesity then a doctor should be appointed by the city to provide their civil employes with a yearly physical. If at that time the doctor recommends a weight loss, then It should be accomplished under his professional supervision, not at the whim of a group of business men who In all probability should take a look at the scale themselves. WINIFRED D'AGOS- TLNO West Palm Beach Smoking Question Editor: After reading the editorial "Smoking and Hypocrisy" In the Oct. 25 edition of the Palm Beach Post-Times, a question comes to mind. The Southeast Florida Tuberculosis State Hospital at Lantana Is primarily a hospital for the treatment of respiratory diseases, yet patients at this TB hospital are permitted to smoke. I would think that since smoking is considered as hazardous to good health, and usually related to certain organic diseases, that smoking by patients at a hospital primarily concerned with the treatment of respiratory diseases would not be permitted. Maybe my opinion Is wrong at least my opinion seems logical! CONCERNED West Palm Beach Billy Graham Faith: Foundation For God's Work United Europe Gains Buried in the avalanche of news copy on the election, Vietnam peace efforts and the power plays set in motion by the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia has been an item from Western Europe which could eventually prove of no less significance to the future of our shrinking world than the current headline topics. All three of Britain's major political parties have accepted invitations to become full members of the Action Committee for a United States of Europe, the organization founded and led by France's Jean Monnet with the eventual goal of a single, federal European state. If the British move had occurred 10 years ago, it would have been front-page news. At that time, Western Europe was groping toward some form of economic and political integration as the foundation of an eventual united continent. It was to a great extent Britain's refusal to commit herself in advance to more than a free trade arrangement that blunted that drive, resulting in the division of free Europe into two camps the six-nation Common Market dominated by France and West Germany and the looser seven-nation European Free Trade Area led by Britain. The current British move does not in itself reverse 10 years of history. It is on a party, not a government, level. Monnet's committee is unofficial, although immensely influential. The De-Gaulle government, whose negative word has been law in the Common Market, is still stubbornly opposed to inviting Britain into a larger Europe as a full partner. But it is an encouraging indication that the dream of a united Europe is by no means dead. be a federal law specifying, say, that anything more than two pickets to a factory entrance would be considered prima facie evidence of lntiml-datory mass picketing. Of course, the reason that strikes are so dreadfully effective today is not merely that mass picketing Intimidates both employers and the workers who would otherwise apply for the vacated jobs, but that even If employers and replacements successfully overcome this Intimidation the National Labor Relations Board may come along even years later,' declare that the employer was "unfair" or did not "bargain In good faith" and order him to restore all the strikers to their Jobs with cumulative back pay. Yet the same politicians who maintain the laws under which these things are done affect to deplore strikes and excessive demands by unions. to defend Him, but he didn't. Why? Because He knew that God would be more glorified through His suffering than through His being spared from it. The same Is true of tho martyrs. Someone has said that the "seed of the church Is the blood of the martyrs." People know that God Is real, that the grace of God can successfully undergo the fiery trial, and that God's grace Is sufficient, because of the patience of real Christians under persecution and stress. I don't understand all of God's workings, but the Bible says, "All things work together for good to them that love God." This "all things" Includes inflicted persecution 'which Is never Just, but bearable to the Christian, because he sees a purpose of God in It. Bible Verse "This Is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it. You shall love your neighbor as yourself. Matthew 22:38- I have a question I have never seen answered In your column. Why didn't the Christians who were persecuted and killed under Caesar fight back, or, If they were unable to do so, why didn't God save them from this unjust torture? A.F. The logical answer It: because this Is not the way God works. Of course He has the power to defend His children but if He did, all cause for faith would be removed, and people would Identify with God for the selfish purpose of being protected from evil. You will recall that God didn't even protect tils own Son from pain, suffering and embarrassment. The Bible says that Christ could have called twelve legions of angels Adding Votes One reason for a large Democratic vote may be seen in a comparison of federal civilian employment for the eight years from 1952 to 1960 and the similar period from 1960 to the present. From '52 to '60 the increase in federal employment was 32,709, according to an Appropriation Committee report. The same report gives the increase from '60 to the present as 681,828. In June and July of this year 120,000 were added, an increase of 2,000 persons per day for that period. There's at least a million votes added since 1960.

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