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

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Wednesday, November 20, 1968
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James Reston GOT TO RIDE ONE WITH ANOTHER'S BRAND The Palm Beach Post A JOHN H. PERRY NEWSPAPER Jot H ttnj i P w T Ctcil B Kalk, PuWiahar, Gmral Mwlfti K H. KirtpalrKk. Editor C E Naubawr. Ei Editor R Maria Ellit. Cirralauw Diftatw Publiaiiao' tack Day Eicapt Saturday akd Sunday at 2751 Soutk D,i. WM Pala Bfich. Fl. M402 By Ptrrjr Publkationa. Inc. Strand ciaaa poatifl paid it Wm Piln Batch, Florida Mernbtr ol ina Aauciatad Praia Tha Ataocialad Praal airluamaly antillad ta 10 aat lor republication ol a!l naa Member Audit Bureau ol Circulation M mrrio Tl- lr West German Miracle; Prosperity Still Building Reichstag building, still a grim and only partially rebuilt shell. The red flag flies over the Brandenburg Gate and at the Kommandatura Building. aiMt aftda I vear . . . U 40 ( aion'h. K 70 1 ntt I2 1 .,. "5 vafc 1 Poat or t ime Sunday Pott Timea . Pmi A 1 year ( montha 3 montha I neek . . Doily Pool or I year (montha (lt 120 80 ...110 40 3 montha ....15 20 I meek 40 I AIL lUTt.S Payable in advance limn 1 Saw)) 145 00 12300 112.00 I yrar . . ?5 00 ft month i month M 00 SI2DU MSI. I Him I'ot i.r Timee . . TH.miiiM., On.ra! Ollite K33 40il National Advrrtiainn Reprewntativea John H. Perrv Aaociatea Sum VI2. 19 Weal 44th Street. Seai York, N Y IU03S Wednesday Morning, Justice For nut. i.. ,,.. . uy-fDttiyM (O H Y. Tlma Nawi Sarvkt BERLIN In these anxious days, when the pessimists are dominating the news, Berlin goes on proving that a determined people, backed by the steady power and policy of the United States, can prevail over all the gloomy prophesies of the day. It was snowing here this weekend, so the old scars of the war may have been less apparent than on other days, but the progress of life and commerce here are spectacular, and despite the post-Prague pressure from the East, the people seem confid ent and even serene. If you tour it in a helicopter in the snowy mist, both its problems and its triumphs are perfectly clear. The division between communist East and Democratic West is wider now than ever. The hideous wall between the two sides has been 'improved", if that is the word. It is only one of many barriers now. There is, first of all, a preliminary fence of chain link and barbed wire nine feet high. It stands back from the wall over 100 yards. Then there is an electric alarm system set off by anyone proceeding toward the wall, and a wide police dog alley, and beyond that an area of trip-flares, and finally a trench nine feet deep and 35 feet wide, studded with anti-tank traps. The wall itself has been rebuilt to a height ranging from 10 to 15 feet and it has been cunningly fitted with drainpipe rollers, so that if a man makes his way across and leaps for the top, the roller will spin him back to the ground. This obscene reminder of the present division is almost equalled by other reminders of the past. The helicopter whirls within view of the old slope, nicknamed by the irrepressible Berliners "Mount Junk." There is no evidence here of fear over the movement of the Red Army across Czechoslovakia. The Soviet Union has 300.000 men in East Germany 10 tank divisions and motorized rifle divisions. The U.S. has only 6.600 men in Berlin, the British 3.600 and the French 2.700. Still, the scene, if not as gay as London or Paris, is that of a bustling metropolis, glittering with new cars and the commerce of the pre-Christ-mas season. American policy, so severely criticized elsewhere, has worked in Berlin, and the German officials here are the first to proclaim it. Are they Iworred about the latest Soviet lurch into Central Europe? Probably less so here than in ikmn, which expected another crisis here this weekend when the Berliners didn't. The real crisis with the Soviets in the next year or so. they say here, is likely to come in the Middle East. American policy is set and tirm here, but not in the Middle East. The Russians know the difference. Meanwhile, the senators from Washington troop in here on their year-end junkets and go away reassured that maybe everything isn't as bad in the world as seen from here rather than from Vietnam. The German mark was so stiong against the franc and the pound and the dollar this weekend that it was being quoted above its official ceiling. The Russians watch all this with amazement, and wonder wno lost the war in the face, of all this German prosperity. Drew Pearson Communist Connections In Panama Government r i it. tics, : "Iff Time A aear I year 131.20 (montha ..115 60 3 montha ....7 1 week .60 Siaaa, O.I, I year 110 40 6 montha .20 3 montha ....12 80 I eek I .20 US 60 . SO . .60 Daily Only Poat or Timee 130 00 11600 (9 00 laaday tlal 115 (W 181 35 00 By Mail 25 Sunday Poat-Timea ... t 35 Want Ada . , S33-4033 November 20, 1968 Whom? In A-Chord "iaadaf 111 20 Leslie Carpenter Peace On Home Front Nixon 5 Biggest Problem Though the average person may be more apt to challenge the wisdom of a lawyer than of a doctor, his attitude toward the two professions of law and medicine is similar awe tinged with suspicion. He realizes that the one is indispensable to our physical well-being and that the other is essential to the preservation of a society whose ideal is the greatest good for the greatest number. Because of the esoteric bodies of knowledge they encompass, both professions are also a bit mysterious to the layman. They are closed circles to him, walled in with their peculiar languages which only the initiated can understand. Sometimes it appears as if doctors and lawyers want to keep it that way. Familiarity, they seem to fear, will breed, if not contempt, something less than admiration. Thus they make their own rules, discipline their own members and reject too-close scrutiny by nondoc-torsand nonlawyers. The result on the part of laymen is too often superstition where there should be appreciation, distrust where .there should be confidence. Just as a man with a disease must place himself completely in the hands of his physician, so a man involved in litigation or charged with a crime must bet his economic security, often his freedom and sometimes his life on the skill of his attorney. In the matter of the law, however, there is a third party involved the public. All of us have a stake in the outcome of a case, especially when a crime against society has been committed. The lawyer-client relationship is sacrosanct, as is that of a doctor and his patient, but the procedures of the courtroom, and the procedures leading up to it, must be as open and as comprehensible to the public as those of the hospital operating room are not. The cases of James Earl Ray and Sirhan Sirhan have done little to enhance public respect for or confidence in our legal system, what with months of delay, continual postponements of trial and bewildering pretrial maneuvering. Granted that these trials promise to be among the most famous of this century. There has been nothing like them, in terms of popular emotions aroused, since the Lindbergh kidnaping of 1932. Every precaution must be taken to see that they are fair and final and that both prosecution and defense are afforded all the time and every resource they need to prepare their briefs no less, and no more. It now appears that barring another postponement, or "continuance," as the lawyers call it, selection of jurors in the Sirhan trial may begin in a few weeks. It is to be hoped that not too many eyewitnesses die of old age before this process is completed. However, because Ray has decided, on the eve of going into court, to change lawyers, his trial has been set back again, until next March. More than 300 years after Shakespeare's Hamlet mused on "the law's delay," the complaint is still valid. Many Americans are wondering why this must be so. They may also begin wondering whether justice is really being served, and if so, for whom. where it is held up by a steel cable to keep the Berliners from cutting it down. And not far away is the Spandau prison, built by French prisoners during the Franco-Prussian war. Rudolf Hess is still there, the last of the imprisoned Nazi leaders, now an old man of 75. but proud and remote. He reads the papers and writes and thinks of himself still as a German minister of state. He has even refused the two extra hours offered him to work in the prison garden. "Ministers don't garden." he says, "they have gardeners." Then why not just go out in the air with a hoe? "Ministers don't carry hoes, either." he replies. Still, these symbols of old and present hatreds do not dominate the contemporary scene. Berlin took over 300 air-raids by over 1.000 bombers at the end of the war. The wrecked buildings have been rebuilt and there is now a new-hill in the city, piled up out of the rubble and transformed into a wooded Dark and ski tions, one of which drove Eisenhower's number one aide. Sherman Adams, out of the White House in the wake of a scandal. A few changes in Democratic committee chairmanships are due. None involves a new chairman more conservative than his predecessor, unless you can say Sen. Richard Russell. iD-Ga.,1 is fiscally to the right of outgoing Sen. Carl Hayden, ID-Ariz), whom Russell will replace as head of Appropriations. But that would be hard to prove now, at least. Coming is one definite shift to the left. Sen. Ralph Yarbo-rough. (D-Tex.), a highly partisan, tough liberal, will take over the Labor and Public Welfare chairmanship from Sen. Lister Hill. iD-Ala.l. considerably more moderate. Besides labor bills, this committee handles a broad field of social legislation, including the anti-poverty program. Billy Graham , ) With this agreement apparently satisfying the leaders of the guard, Arnulfo Arias was sworn in as President two days later Oct. 1. But the leaders of the guard did not carry out their agreement. The three troublesome guard officers were not transferred to Chile. Salvador and Colombia, and the top command did not carry out its promised shake-up. Finally, President Arias acted himself. On Oct. 11 he ordered the transfer of the three troublesome officers who had been plotting a revolt against him. That same day he : also accepted., the, .resignation of Gen. Vallarino and appointed Col. Pinilla commander of the guard. On that same day also the revolt started. The officers who were to be transferred took over. Gen. Vallarino was vacationing on the island of Topago with his family. In his absence Col. Pinilla. the No. 2 man of the guard, was put under house arrest and Col. Urrutia, No. 3 man in the guard, was thrown into jail until late in the night on Oct. 11. By this time the junta had organized its own government, installing Col. Pinilla as a front for president. Meanwhile Col. Omar Torrijos, the real ruler of the junta, was not only a member of the People's party of Panama, but his brother Moses Torrijos, a newspaperman, was sent to Moscow, all expenses paid by the communists. Col. Torrijos' sister-in-law is married to Ri-caurte Soler, leader of the Chinese wing of the Communist party in Panama. Boris Martinez, thi No. 2 member of the junta, L 'om-mander of all the aimed forces in Cherokee Province, second largest province of Panama and was a former active communist leader in the university. These two. along with Capt. Frederico Boyd, have now established the most ruthless military dictatorship in Latin America. There have been shootings, seizure of property, strict censorship. For the first time in history, the national guard has fired on civilians. The activity of the military junta has solidified the civilian population against it and behind President Arias, who has now taken refuge in Washington. Perhaps at no time has there been such unity on the part of Panamanians. Opposed to him were the national guard, trained and equipped by the American army. The Defense Department has set up special jungle training in Panamanian jungles for U.S. Green " Beret forces which have to fight in the Vietnamese jungles. As a result, the Panamanian national guard is considered one of the most efficient police forces in Latin America. However, it also has a monopoly on Panama's bus transportation, and controls the brothels, gambling houses, and bolita. From long experience the guard knew that President Arias would immediately cut off these lucrative concessions. It was reported well before his Oct. 1 inauguration, therefore, that a military coup was inevitable. The first coup was attempted on Sept. 26, four days before the inauguration. Another was tried on the afternoon of Sept. 29. Finally, on the evening of Sept. 29. Presidentelect Arias met in a private home with the commander of the national guard. Gen. Bolivar Vallarino, where it was agreed that Gen. Vallarino would not participate in a coup but would be moved to Washington as military attache. He could play an important part in the plans for building a new Panama Canal, it was agreed. It was also agreed that the No. 2 man in the guard, Col. Jose Maria Pinilla, would replace Vallarino as guard commander for 45 days and then retire in favor of Col. Bolivar Urrutia. However, the most important agreement made at this secret meeting was that three troublemakers inside the national guard who had been organizing revolt would be transferred as military attaches to Salvador, Chile and Colombia. They were: Col. Omar Torrijos. Col. Boris Martinez, and Capt. Frederico Boyd, organizer of the Panamanian Green Beret corps. WASHINGTON - While the American people have been engrossed in their own election, the seeds of Castroism appear to have been planted in Panama, astride the Canal Zone, vital to the security of the United States. A military junta, which the United States so frequently treats with benign approval, has now been recognized by the State Department, apparently ignoring the fact that the new military leaders have had close ties with Latin American communism. The top military man, Col. Omar Torrijos, was once a member of the People's party, front for-the Communist party, and the No. 2 man. Col. Boris Martinez, was once the communist leader of students at the University of Panama. Despite this, the State Department last week extended the new Panamanian government official U.S. recognition. What happened was that the new military dictators, knowing the United States was busy with its own problems and had long frowned on Arnulfo Arias, the newly elected president, proceeded to oust him on Oct. 11, exactly 11 days after he had been sworn in as president. Here is a play-by-play account of what happened : Last May Dr. Arias, twice before elected president of Panama, was elected for a third time, despite the flagrant stealing of ballots. In some cases, the political opposition raided the polling places armed with machine guns. Despite this, Arnulfo Arias won. He had the backing of a very heavy popular vote plus the support of the old Panamanian business families which have comprised the ruling oligarchv. LETTERS to the EDITORS Why Not Editor: Your story in the November 10th Issue of the Palm Beach Post-Times edition of "Fun N' Sun" titled "A Fisherman's Dilemma" had me thinking how many people (fishermen and fishing women) really have that decision to make? It's always either the wife wants to go riding and the husband wants to go fishing or vice versa. How many people have more than one car to a family? Or bring down more than one car from the north? Now, that's where the good old Palm Beach fishing pier came in handy. If the wife wanted to go riding, sure go ahead, honey, take the car, but let me off at the Palm Beach pier first so that I can also enjoy the day fishing. When you're through riding around, honey, come back and pick me up. If It's not riding (wife or husband) wants to do, its shopping, playing cards, doctor appointments or business appointments. There are hundreds of things that are to be done where the wife or husband doesn't have to go, too. So they could always be left off at the Palm Beach fishing pier. I sure do miss the old pier and so does everyone else I speak to. I keep asking "why Youngsters Multi-faceted schemes for upgrading the poor are miles closer to Yarborough's heart than they are to Nixon's. Conflicts are inevitable. Since the election, nothing has been more confusing than the wholly contradictory statements by Nixon's economic advisers. On the record is a statement far more significant than the confusion stirred by Nixon advisers. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Wilbur Mills. (D-Ark.).. who always gets his way. has vetoed a repeal of the 10 per cent tax surcharge in June unless Nixon makes deep, deep budget cuts. It appears highly unlikely Nixon can meet Mills' terms and equally unlikely that Nixon can get rid of the tax if Mills wants it kept. Another interesting angle on Nixon's relationship with Congress will be the Nixon antitrust policy. Although one of his key economic advisers has advocated a tough and aggressive antitrust crackdown to curb inflation, Nixon would normally be expected to be pro-big business and soft on antitrust enforcement. But if he tries such a course, a hostile band of congressional antitrust worry-warts are primed to go on the attack and make it as embarrassing as possible for Nixon. Hardly anyone, after all. favors monopolies except those w ho profit by them. of David's greatness was in the words: "In thy law do I meditate day and night." Job said: "The Word is more than my necessary food." I suggest that you read your commentaries, but meditate on the Scriptual texts of the lesson. Read it prayerfully, and I believe that you will find that God will speak to you through its pages. Thoughts will come to you. and they will be relevant to today's problems. And by so doing, your own soul will be strengthened. By the same token, you will become a stronger and more effective teacher of the Word. Bible Verse Faithful are the wounds of a friend, profuse are the kisses of an enemy. Proverbs 27:6 WASHINGTON - For the President-elect, trying to keep peace at home could be even more agonizing than trying to keep peace abroad. Richard M. Nixon will inherit racial tensions, social tensions, camps tensions, urban tensions, tensions over crime and other perplexing American problems defying solution within any short time. They irritate J. Q. Public as much as the Vietnam war, if not more so, and as long as they exist, no President is going to be very popular very long. Lyndon B. Johnson ran up some high scores in the popularity polls at times because of his remarkeable capacity for ramming well-liked legislation through Congress. But for Nixon there is the political crisis of being the first President in 120 years to win his first term with both houses of Congress controlled by the opposition party. Nixon can't look toward Capitol Hill without seeing danger signs row on row. Not since Zachary Taylor, a Whig, was elected in 1848 along with a Democratic House and Senate has a new President begun his first term with a double-barrelled congressional minority. Rutherford B. Hayes won a turbu-lently contested election in 1876 with the House going to the opposition. In 1884 Grover Cleveland took his first victory, but the Senate went the other way. Each had one congressional house, however. Nixon will obviously have to "compromise" his way through the new Congress with bills fashioned to lure enough GOP and conservative Democratic votes to pass. Giving a lot before he can take very much, which is the logical expectation for Nixon, is a frustrating way to do business. If Nixon needs nightmares, all he has to do is sleep on the knowledge that all congressional investigating committees will be controlled by Democrats. Nixon is experienced himself with the political kill through the congressional probe. He first became nationally known as the persistent bloodhound who treed Alger Hiss during a House Un-American Activities Committee investigation. Nixon knows any person or program which falters in his administration will draw an instant congressional probe. President Eisenhower carried a GOP Congress in with him for only the first two of his eight years. During the other six. there was enough compromising with the Lyndon Johnson-Sam Rayburn Democratic congressional leadership to salvage a respectable legislative program. But while that was going on, so were numerous investiga A New Palm Beach Pier? New Testament Aids Teachers Just when we are about ready to' write off the human race, something always comes along to remind us that things can't be too hopeless as long as kids are still kids. In Today's Education, the magazine of the National Education Association, a music teacher offers these gems some elementary school children came up with when asked to define musical terms: "An encore is what audiences get if they are unruly." "Refrain means don't do it! A refrain in music is the part you better not play." "Music sung by two people at the same time is called a duel." "Handel was half German, half Italian and half English. He was rather large." Beer Cans Aid Science We built the famous and fabulous Worth Avenue shopping street. Why not a famous and fabulous Palm Beach Fishing Pier? ALICE K. Palm Beach Cove Curve Hazardous Editor: The day after Flagler Drive, In the cove area, was opened to north bound traffic, I drove through with a Business Man Friend as a passenger. When we came to the curve opposite the Library I said to Him, "That curve is dangerous, It is a killer, 1 can't Imagine any one designing such a thing In a modern street or highway." A few hours after the Head Lines appeared In the Paper, this Friend stopped to see me and said, "As soon asl saw the head lines, I said You had sure prophesied, 100 per cent" Regardless of traffic lights and signs yet to be installed, I believe that side swipes and worse will be common at this point unless a short section of the road way Is relocated. CB West Palm Beach can't we have our fishing pier back?" Everyone wants the pier back but then they say the "Town of Palm Beach" does not want a pier back. Why not? All along the coast, each town has its own fishing pier. Why do the people of Palm Beach County have to go to Lake Worth pier or Juno pier to fish. We can afford our own fishing pier. The answer I get for not wanting a fishing pier in Palm Beach is that it brings In undesirables. What and who is an undesirable person? When I fished from the Palm Beach pier we had the nicest and best people ever. Most of them v"re elderly retired people such as schoolteachers, dentists, chemists and doctors. Why, don't you all remember our own Dr. Barney, Dr. Splvey who had enjoyed the pier? Were they undesirables? Mr. Markham Langham (Port Authority) enjoyed fishing from the pier also; Is he an undesirable? Where else could a person go to relax for an hour between his customers, patients or waiting for appointments? What I am asking of you Is: What does a person have to do to get our town to build a fishing pier or let the present owners of what's left of the pier build a fishing pier that we would all be proud of? How can I become a better teacher and Christian? LOP. Have you tried the New Testament? I have about evprv commentary in my library in ; the English language and I often get some help from them. But I find my greatest help and inspiration in the Bible itself. I'm afraid that too many teachers depend too much on the thoughts and ideas of others. It is amazing how the Scriptures unfold themselves when we study and meditate upon them. One of the secrets :; . ak 'V Oceanographers are using a revolotionary new method to study undersea geology off the coast of Baja California, Mexico digging up flip-top beer cans. According to the Newsletter of the National Oceanographic Data Center, beer cans, which had been thrown overboard by Mexican fishermen, were found buried under several inches of sediment. Since the scientists know the approximate dates when flip-top cans first appeared in the area, they can easily determine the rate at which sediment is building on the ocean floor. The new technique is called "beerography."

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