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

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Thursday, November 14, 1968
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THE LIVING GHOST Victor Riesel Intellectual Knives Out; Nixon Walks Tight Rope The Palm Beach Post A JOHN H. PERRY NEWSPAPER JotaH.PtnrJi.P. W.W.Allarbur. Jr, TW CkU B Kallay, Publiahar, Ganaral Mum R. H. Klrkpatrick. Editor C. E. Naubauar. Eik. Editor R. Mark Ellis. Circulatioa Diractor Publubtd Each Day Eictpt Saturday and Sunday al 1761 South Dim, Dm Palm Baacb. Fla. 330 By Parry Publication!, Inc. Sacond cUia poatafa paid at Waal Palm Baach, Florida Mam oar ol tka Aawciatad Praia Tha Aiaocutad Praaa ia aicluaivaly aotitlad lo tha uaa for rapubucation ol all nawa Mambar Agdit Bureau ol Circulation SI KSCMPTION ims-CANHICR Jilt a few upcoming contract crises. Those who have talked personally with Dick Nixon and the handful of men who can be Pact aad I Inaa aaa) Saadaa I yaar 14 40 tBonlha . . . 124.70 Imontba ...112 36 I waak I S Sialic ta Poat or Timaa 10 Sunday Poat-TimM . U Tiaaaa A Saaday 1 yaar 13120 montha ... 116 60 3 montha ....17.80 1 aaak 1.60 Saaday Oaly 1 yaar 110 40 montha . ... 15 20 3 montha 12 60 1 waak 3.20 rl t Saadaa 1 yaar 13120 ( montha ...115 60 3 montha ....17 80 1 waak I 80 Daily Oala Paal ar Tiaaaa I yaar 120.80 ( montha ...110 40 3 montha .... $5.20 1 ak I 40 MAIL RATES Payabla in advance Tiaaa Daily Only Poat or Timal $3000 $1600 $9.00 Paal t Saadaa 1 yaar . . . 6 montha 3 montha . 145 00 . 123.00 .112.00 MM.l t UM'Y Poat or Timaa $ .20 Saaday $45.00 $23.00 $12.00 TKI.KPIHIM General Office ....833 4011 National Advertiaing Rcprcotntativea John H. Perry Aaaociatea Suite 502, 19 Wait 44th Street, New York, N Y. 10038 Thursday, November 14, 1968 Management wants new laws to zero in on national emergency strikes. They want a tougher hand to sweep back the new municipal and state strikes which have made garbage a national issue. They want the same relationship with the White House which labor has had at the flick of a dial for eight turbulent years. For all this, George Meany probably has some unprintable language. Where then does the new President turn? Peace in Southeast Asia may well be followed with war on he home front. Old labor relations policies are as outmoded as a zeppelin. There's ii new youthful rank and file. Vell, perhaps there really is no latter-day rank and file. The 25-year-olds recognize no ; ank and fit into no one's file. They know what they want. Ar. Nixon will have to deal vith that new worker be the wage earner black or white. Yet Mr. Nixon will be the first of the presidents who really has not dialogued with the men of labor who really matter. He has promised them a Secretarv of Labor "like Jim Mitchell." He was the big, grinning, amiable Irishman appointed by President Eisenhower and whom labor called the best Secretary of Labor they ever got. Where can the Presidentelect find such a man to bring all forces together at the consensus table? It's easy to harpoon the Chief Executive. Everybody plays these political darts. But if he doesn't succeed, If there Is home front civil war, the Inner cities will stagnate again, the black revolution will roll, the economy will be cutlassed by strikes. The least the professional Intellectual can do Is to give the man an even break. If they don't believe, in their avant-Rarde hearts, that he deserves it, the nation certainly does. Ohio School NEW YORK - Now that they lost it at the Waldorf, the professional intellectuals promise Richard Nixon a long black night. Their knives are out, hammered into raw edges on typewriters pounding before the long count came in. And so he must do a sabT dance to prevent cities from burning as those typewriters keep churning. He must stalk the razor's edge to prevent picket lines of dissidents and picket lines of labor forces, both suspicious of him, from whipping up critical unrest and industrial war as he takes office. He may have to race along that razor's edge as he also attempts to bring together the best of many worlds. He, for example, owes much to the new management movement which championed and financed him. He owes nothing to the labor movement, whose leader, in the passion of politics, dubbert him "the certified enemy of the labor movement." Dick Nixon knows, of course, that George Meany b; the toughest of adversaries. The President-elect nov; knows that at 1:30 p.m. oni "the day after," Meany telephoned Hubert Humphrey and said It was a great fight and that labor was proud to have waged it. And Mr. Nixon knows that the congratulatory telegram dispatched by the AFL-CIO president was perfunctory, and was followed by Meany's warning that labor will watch to see whether the new President keeps the promises he made during the endless campaign oratory. There could be flash fire civil war on the industrial front. In '69, labor leaders could legally strike and grind airlines, paralyze railroads, cripple waterfronts on two coasts, stall transit In many a megalopolis, and strike the nation's fuel supplies just to mention David Lawrence Drew Pearson Count On Richard Nixon For An Efficient Team Maaday Ualy $15.00 $8.00 $6.00 By Mail Sunday Poat Timaa . . . $ .3' Want Ada 833-4033 Crisis Hope One million school children in New York have been locked out of their classrooms for most of this school year because of a teachers' strike. In at least two other localities, both in Ohio, thousands of other children have found themselves in the same predicament again because of strikes, but in these cases not strikes by teachers but by citizens who refuse to tax themselves enough to keep their schools in operation. School levies were voted down twice this year at Perry, Ohio, forcing the closing of the schools in October. Fortunately for Perry kids, a third levy was passed in the recent elections and the schools will soon reopen. But for 28,000 school children in Youngstown, Nov. 5 was a dark day. A school levy was defeated for the third time, despite warnings that the schools could not go on without it and despite the loss in state funds that it would entail. It was the fifth levy defeat in the city in two years. Youngstown children now face an extended Thanksgiving-Christimas-New Year's hiatus in their education from Nov. 27 to Jan. 23. The issues that have aroused voter wrath in both communities are more complicated than a simple revolt against taxes. Yet that factor is certainly present, and is perhaps more influential than the voters themselves realize or would admit. School taxes are about the only ones that the ordinary citizen has under his direct and immediate control. Washington is remote, and state capitals (where legislatures have raised taxes by $3.8 billion in the past two years) are not much closer. But no state, and no nation, can long tolerate continual interruptions in the education of those who will be the citizens of tomorrow, whether brought about by striking teachers or by striking taxpayers. If local communities cannot or will not educate their children, eventually a higher government, on the state or a federal level, will move in and do it for them. spot-checked as labor advisers, know the President-elect wants no war with labor. In the campaign's final weeks, the Arthur Goldberg of the Nixon camp, Washington attorney Stuart Rothman, sent copies of the candidate's labor speech, with personal notes, to presidents of 128 national unions. The point made was that Dick Nixon had no horns and that they could do business with him. This won't be easy. There is a management movement. Its Intellectuality will match Bob Nathan's and Leon Keyser-ling's and Galbraith of the longest sword. The businessmen are led by a steering committee of 11 Paul Bunyanesque executive-suite powerhouses. Some of them are quite friendly, even social, with such labor giants as George Meany, Walter Reuther and I. W.Abel. As this column was the first to report away back in February, the steering committee speaks for 35 major national trade associations, representing four million firms, as well as hundreds of unaffiliated corporations. They want President Nixon to neutralize labor's Influence in government. They want his support for the revamping of the National Labor Relations Board into a new system of labor courts. Nixon supporters. In other states, some Incumbent Democrats had already, by their votes in Congress, established conservative records and were preferred by Republican voters. It is a lucky thing that the Wallace ticket in nearly all states did not have any congressional candidates on It. For this would have confused the situation and caused the defeat of some conservative candidates from both of the major parties. The best way to analyze the unusual results In the elections for the House of Representatives Is to examine the changes In the party lineup between the outgoing and incoming Congress. This is shown In the following tabulation of the number of Republicans and Democrats In the House In the states carried by Humphrey and Nixon: Neither Party To Control Voting Of 91st Congress problems of the urban ghetto; and such, whether white or black, is not easy to find. Joe Clark served as the first Democratic mayor of Philadelphia in 75 years and did such a good job that Philadelphia has not elected a Republican mayor since. He started better race relations and the rebuilding of downtown Philadelphia which have progressed to the point that Philadelphia escaped the Negro riots which have torn other cities apart. Secretary of Health, Education,, and Welfare Gov. George Romney of Michigan. Romney is a liberal Republican who can be depended upon to administer carefully the billions of dollars in federal school funds, Medicare, hospitals, which HEW doles out to the states. This can become a political grab-bag far more important than the Post Office, once the political boodle-bag of every administration. Romney's politics are unpredictable, but not his honesty, and Nixon will need a Republican of this type on his team. Secretary of the Army Walter Washington. of Washington, D.C. Nixon's election was a severe blow to the Negro population, and winning their confidence will be one of his major problems. Already there are disturbing rumors of Negro militants secretly enlisting Negro veterans of the Vietnam war to wage guerrilla war In the big cities. Walter Washington, first mayor of Washington, D.C, in 93 years, and a Negro, is too skilled in government to lose, even If he is a Democrat. Mayor John Lindsay, a Republican, once put him in charge of the New York City housing program and doubtless would like to have him back. Nixon could use him in the Defense Department where Negros are playing an Increasingly important role. He Is too skilled to use only as mayor of Washington. Secretary of the Interior Mike Monroney of Oklahoma. Though Mike comes from an oil state and oil men are suspect in the Interior Department, he can be counted on to call the shots according to the public interest. Having served in the House and Senate, his talents are too Important to lose. He would carry weight with the establishment in putting across the Nixon program on Capitol Hill. There's Still HUMPHREY DEM. REP. 102 60 101 61 WASHINGTON - It is our experience, from several years of turning the spotlight upon various Presidents, that they grow in office. They try to write history that will stand up under the cold and impartial scrutiny of future historians. Richard Nixon will he no exception to this rule. And being good at organization, Nixon will probably surround himself with an efficient team which will adopt the Avis motto of "We try harder." Since he will be a minority President, elected with the popular vote against him, and since he will have to get cooperation from a Democratic Congress which can make or wreck him, he must pick a coalition cabinet with extreme care. It must not only try harder, but must have some influence on Capitol Hill. He will of course get the support of his own party in Congress and will not have to worry' much about Southern Democrats. They have formed a Republican-Dlxiecrat coalition for years, and an anchor man of that coalition is Sen. Strom Thurmond, who delivered Southern delegates to Nixon at Miami Beach, plus North and South Carolina and the border states to Nixon in the final election. What the new President will have to worry about, therefore, will be the Representatives and Senators from the huge liberal bloc of Northeastern states New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, which Humphrey carried plus states such as New Jersey and Ohio, which he almost carried. The Senators and Congressmen from these states represent a powerful swing vote with a loud and persistent voice, which Nixon badly needs In order to put across his program. Even the Republicans from these states, such as Sen. Jack Javlts of New York and Sen. Clifford Case of New Jersey, vote regularly against Republican-Dlxiecrat coalition when liberal issues are at stake. In picking his coalition Cabinet, therefore, Nixon will have LETTERS to the EDITORS 'Cheap' Politics Editor: What a cheap political trick to pull! The Democrats really must have been running scared afraid H.H.H. wasn't going to make it. But to go down on our knees before Hanoi and gamble with the lives of our men In South Vietnam, on almost the eve of election, is inexcusable. It was a new low In politics, never noted for high ideals. When the casualties start to climb again, I hope the "peaee-at-any-price" people can sleep at night. I mean those who voted for Humphrey on the strength of this "the war Is ending" purely political move. G.G. ANDERTON Lake Park to give special attention to the liberals. He has available, thanks to the recent election, some excellent talent which otherwise would be put out to pasture. Here Is a tentative line-up of coalition Cabinet members which would ensure him the support of Senators whom he needs most: Secretary of State Walter Lippmann. The venerable columnist moved from Washington to New York partly because he got fed up with Johnson's foreign policy. Though a lifelong Democrat, he came out for Nixon this fall. Lippmann has studied foreign policy since he was in knee breeches and, though over 70, would be a great asset In directing the State Department if given a good undersecretary to serve as administrator. Attorney General Sen. Wayne Morse of Oregon. No man in Congress is better versed in the law than Morse. He served as dean of the University of Oregon Law School, and as unofficial legal adviser to Lyndon Johnson when the latter was Senate Majority Leader. Morse has been alternately a Republican and a Democrat, and is a powerful man to have on your side in any fight. He would be an excellent Secretary of Labor had not Nixon already made a commitment to David MacDo-nald, former head of the United Steel Workers. Morse has another important asset. He Is scrupulously honest, and the public would have confidence In him as Attorney General. This is an area where Nixon must be alert to protect himself. The Democrats are waiting for a chance to revive the old label of "Tricky Dick." Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Sen. Joseph Clark of Pennsylvania. This relatively new Cabinet post Is now held by the first Negro cablneteer in history-Robert Weaver. It must go to someone familiar with the Fighting Film Editor: This letter Is about your neighbor. How can It be? Because I talked with him during the last six months. We talked about the caliber of the movie selections usually available In our community. Here's what he said, "The movies available for viewing in this city are disgusting." About six months ago, I became involved in a movement to correct this situation. Each theater manager In the area was contacted and a discussion of his responsibility to control, to some extent, the moral caliber of his movie selections was held. The managers "ducked" this responsibility by saying they have no choice but to show the movies selected by the distributors (who do not live in our community). Another approach was to involve the pastors of our 156 community churches in a unified effort to provide a moral standard in this matter. At this time the liberal philosophy of our age became manifest with almost a unamious lack of concern based on the belief that each Individual should be allowed to decide which movies he wishes to attend or not to attend. This kind of logic, when carried to extremes, would never allow us 1 Motor vehicle registrations are expected to top 100 million before the end of this year, according to the Automobile Manufacturers Association. That's about one car for every two persons in the nation. More than half the world's passenger cars are in the United States plus about 38 per cent of all trucks and buses. Since a part of the serious pollution of earth's air and water comes from exhaust gases of motor vehicles and spillage of oil it seems the major oil companies should take some responsibility for pollution control. And they do. Over the past three years over a billion dollars has been spent by the oil industry on pollution control. Expenditures for 1968 exceed $382 million including $231 million for capital equipment, $!)8 million for operating and maintenance, $27 million for administrative expense and $26 million tor research. And this year's expenditures come on top of $358 million spent in 1967 and $271 million in 1966. The 1968 program was split, 58 per cent or $223 million for water conservation and the balance of $159 million for cleaning up the atmosphere. Perhaps if the human race can stand earth's polluted water and atmosphere for just a few more years ways will be found to eliminate much of the pollution in our air and water. At least it's encouraging to learn that someone is trying. And it's especially heartening to know that it's private industry that is doing the job. Government agencies would happily spend the billion dollars on studies and still be studying when earth's last man strangled on air too thick to breathe. WASHINGTON - One of the strangest things that can happen In a national election occurred last week when a Republican won the presidency and neither the Republican nor Democratic party found itself sure of a permanent majority in Congress. Although 218 seats In the House of Representatives, for Instance, constitute a numerical majority and 243 Democrats won last Tuesday, the points of view and philosophies of many of the men elected do not assure that their votes will always be cast for their own party except perhaps on matters of a routine nature and the selection of committee chairmen. It seems certain, however, that on most of the controversial issues a conservative majority will control each house of Congress. This conclusion can be drawn from an examination of the way Democrats were elected in states that were carried by Nixon and also the manner In which Republicans were elected in states carried by Humphrey or Wallace. In southern states, moreover, several Democrats were elected to Congress who were considered more conservative even than their Republican opponents and were, In a few cases, helped by money from Billy Graham A Broke Benefits I can't decide whether to go on In our home without love, or if it would be better for the children If my husband and I separated. Please give me your opinion. F.S. ITS. iiiA A broken home Is never good for children or for anyone else for that matter. Most people find that all a divorce does Is to dissolve the marriage. It rarely solves the problem In fact It usually treates more problems. It Is frustrating to the children and makes tnem feel Insecure. And above all, It Is going against the words of the Savior who said, "What therefore God hath joined togeth t 7 votes. If the 29 Democrats and six Republicans elected In the Wallace states are added to the Republican total of 186 derived from the states that Humphrey and Nixon carried, this makes 221, which Is three more than is necessary for a majority. Also, all of the 39 Democrats elected In the southern and border states which Nixon carried cannot be regarded as opposed to Nixon's policies. In NIXON DEM. REP 116 122 113 123 fact, a large number of them will doubtless be found voting for the Republican President's recommendations. This would add 20 or 30 more votes to the 221 total given above, making it possible for 241 to 251 votes to be recorded In favor of various proposals of the Nixon administration. So far as the Senate Is concerned, there are 18 Democratic senators from the southern and border states carried by Nixon or Wallace who, If they voted with the 42 Republicans In the new Senate, would give Republican pieces of legislation a 60 to 40 majority. Not all of these 18 Democrats might do so, but a comfortable margin for the passage of bills urged by the Nixon administration is to be expected. Many of the candidates for Congress on the Democratic ticket did not want to desert their party because, If reelected, they would be eligible tor the chairmanship of a committee or for a high-ranking spot under the seniority system which might eventually lead to a chairmanship. It Is true, of course, that in many of the congressional contests, local Issues had much to do with the result. Also, a number of Democrats made a determined effort In their speeches to win the votes of Republicans. Some day a system of party responsibility will have to be established in America so that the people will be voting for a party ticket based upon previous commitments and acknowledged obligations to the party by both the President and the candidates for Congress. For unless some form of discipline Is Imposed, makeshift majorities will continue to be In command, as will be the case In the 91st Congress which begins Its session on Jan. 6, 1969. 90th CONGRESS 91st CONGRESS Certainly there were very few of the winners in the South who, while running on the Democratic ticket, did not fall to make speeches that would attract Wallace or Nixon n Home No One er, let no man put asunder." (Matt. 19:6) Having said this, I will agree with you that It is difficult to keep a home going without love. But If you have no love for each other, God can Instill his love within your hearts. A man I know was on the verge of divorce. He was converted to Christ, and he said that God gave him a new love for his wife and children. I am convinced that many marital problems have a spiritual basis. Selfishness, marital unfaithfulness, and quarreling are all sins and need to be forgiven. I know of scores of homes which were almost on the rocks that have become happy homes because Christ abides In them. Jible Verse Let him who is taught the, word share all good things with him who teaches. Galatlans6:6 Hairnets For Hippies? Smut to establish speed limits or stop signs. So now an appeal is made to all of you concerned citizens to become involved. I would not presume to specify or organize your method of involvement, but here are some suggestions Phone the theater manager each time a movie beneath your moral standard is advertised. Speak to your church pastor and question his logic. Phone or write Marvin Mounts, Palm Beach County Solictor, who Is taking to the Courts an Indictment against one of our local theaters to try to establish some "upper speed limit" on Hollywood productions. ROBE RT STRALE Y West Palm Beach . And Now What? Editor: Now that President Johnson has ordered a halt to all bombing of the enemy, has anyone learned the amount of the Indemnity that we will next be told we must pav.? WALTER BOCK West Palm Beach The Automobile Legal Association has proposed that hairnets be made mandatory for hippie drivers. Lengthy locks are a traffic hazard not only because they obscure the vision of the one whose head they, uh, grace, but because other drivers are disconcerted when they see a car being driven by "a ball of fuzz." "Many hairstyles of the younger set obstruct both forward and lateral vision," says Philip C. Wallwork. ALA safety director. "A regulation requiring hairnets for the hairy set may prove as sensible as the regulations requiring helmets for motorcyclists." The problem could also be solved by mandatory haircuts, or perhaps even a hairstyle with peepholes. But that, he thinks, may be too drastic a step.

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