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Now We'd Like You to Go a Few Rounds Davi(l Lawrence With This Fellow!" The Palm Beach Post A JOHN H. PERRY NEWSPAPER Joke H Perry Jr Free W . Alverfcir, Jr., Tim. Cavil B. Kallee. Putliehw. Generel Menaier K H Kiraplnck. Edittr C' E Neubeuer, EiK. Editor R Merle Ellis. CirtnUuoa Director PubliMMt Each Day Eacept Saturday aid Sunday at 2761 South Diiie. tw Peia Beach. Fla 13402 By Parry Publication. Inc. Second claee poataie paid at Wrat Palm Baacb, Florida Member of the Alaociatad Praaa TKt Aaaociatad Pma a eirlueieely entitled to the uaa lor republication ol all oea Member Audit Bureau of Circulation M nv mr-Tiu mtih kni:i Situation In Europe Today Resembles 1914 and 1939 have invaded a defenseless country to stamp out a resurgence of ordinary human freedom. It is a sad commentary on the Communist mind that a PM I IIN NO eadar ; vtar . . . 4H0 a muntlia 174 3iioaiSi . SI2 1S i tk I .nlr I Mat Pol or l imeh . . W Sunday Hilt Tirr.aa . .26 PmI I year 6 montha 3 montha I week . 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This has been based on the mistaken assumption that an aggressor country would actually use nuclear weapons if a major war oroke out. It has been argued, on the other hand, that the end result would be "mutual suicide." Thus the question of how the nations of the world would protect themselves against aggression has been left open. The chances are that the expansion of naval, ground and air forces on a conventional basis now will be larger than ever before in so-called peacetime. If the western nations do not mobilize their armies and convince the Russians that any invasion of smaller countries will be resisted, the Communists are likely to take further advantage of the situation. The idea has been expressed n some quarters that the Russians have lately been playing 'in important role behind the cenes in trying to bring the Vietnam war to a peaceful conclusion. There are. however, many skeptics. It is believed that the Russians are content to have the United States involved in Vietnam because they think it makes easier the fulfillment of their own plans to extend control over the smaller countries in Eastern Europe. Can a war be fought effectively without nuclear weapons? Many military men think it can. Anyway. NATO's expansion just agreed upon will cost the members of that alliance a billion dollars and perhaps more. But it may avert a nuclear war. WASHINGTON - Is the next world war to be fought with conventional instead of nuclear weapons, and is the present situation in Eastern Europe and the Middle East likely to bring a climax such as occurred in 1914 and again in 1939? The news dispatches read very much the same as they did in the two prewar periods. Formal warnings were given beforehand that the free nations would defend the smaller ones, but a military dictatorship in each case questioned the capacity of the Western nations to live up to the promises they had given other countries. To understand what is happening now. it is necessary to consider the crisis in Czechoslovakia, the threatened war in the Middle East and the prolonged war in Vietnam as having all been precipitated by the Communists in the belief that the Western powers would never get into a big war again. Even today Moscow and Peking have been encouraged by reading the American newspapers which tell of the widespread protest marches against the Vietnam war. as well- as speeches uttered by influential members of both the House and the Senate condemning the war and demanding what amounts to unconditional surrender. But the words of the United States government commenting on the invasion of Czechoslovakia are explicit and unequivocal. President Johnson on Aug. 21 spoke plainly in a formal statement when he declared: "The tragic news from Czechoslovakia shocks the conscience of the world. The Soviet Union and its allies Victor Riesel W'r7 urn 1 1 m ' 1 i in., h 1 lf i: m m "v kn-AI Drew Pearson Interparty Cooperation Hits All-Time High Point It". Warm Springs, and of course there had been no opportunity to consult. Likewise with Lyndon Johnson when he assumed office after the death of President Kennedy in Dallas. "I had two minutes to get ready for this job," the President told members of his staff. "Mr. Nixon has from November almost to the end of January, and I want to give him all the help we can." Mr. Nixon has appreciated this offer of help, and the slight misunderstanding which arose last week over who is responsible for foreign policy has not disrupted relations between the two men. The misunderstanding arose when Secretary of State Dean Rusk was about to leave for Brussels and wanted to invite the leaders of NATO to attend u 20th anniversary celebration ol NATO in Washington next year. Since Nixon would then be President. Mr. Johnson decided he could not issue the invitation without clearing it with the President-elect, w hich he did. During their historic luncheon meeting, the President suggested to the Presidentelect that he find himself a Director of the Budget Bureau as soon as possible so they could work together on the new budget. He also hoped that the Secretaries of State and Defense might soon be picked so that he could instruct his corresponding Cabinet members to work with them. He considered these two Cabinet posts the most vital. The President and President-elect spent considerable time going over the very important problems of American-Soviet relations. The President emphasized his conviction that the Non-Proliferation Pact was all important. He was afraid that if not ratified soon, the pact would lose momentum and erosion would set in. Nixon had previously called for postponement of Senate ratification, but indicated that ratification would be an early matter of business before the Senate as far as he was concerned. Nixon heartily concurred with Johnson's strategy with Soviet Russia. The Johnson policy has been that if the two super-powers, the U.S.A. and Nixon Using The Hot Line To Top Labor Leaders sign of liberty in Czechoslovakia is deemed a fundamental threat to the security of the Soviet system. "The excuses offered by the Soviet Union are patently contrived. The Czechoslovakian government did not request its allies to interfere in its internal affairs. No external aggression threatened Czechoslovakia. The action of the Warsaw Pact allies is in flat violation of the United Nations charter." The United Nations has done nothing. Soviet troops are still in Czechoslovakia. There are some indications now that they will remain there, and other countries in Eastern Europe may be invaded, too. So in the nearly three months that have elapsed since President Johnson issued his warning, it has become evident that the Soviet government does not intend to remove its threat to the peace of Europe. This is why the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, consisting of 15 nations, has just met in Brussels to determine how a large military force can be mobilized which would let Moscow know cents an hour in the national minimum wage. This would have raised it from 75 cents to a dollar. Dick Nixon invited the union chiefs in. He quipped with them. He poured them wine. And quietly he told them that the President had a thing on inflation. He'd never go for a dollar minimum. Ask for 90 cents Nixon advised. The union leaders later conferred with "the old man." They told him the extra quarter would mean shoes for the children, milk on the table, more bread for the family. The general listened carefully. Often nodding gravely, he turned to the late Jim Mitchell, Secretary of Labor. Then Ike recommended an increase to 90 cents. Quite often Dick Nixon played a similar advisory role. He and Jim Mitchell were President Eisenhower's left wing. President-elect Nixon recalls the day in '52 when President-elect Eisenhower called Billy Graham Let's End Slavery Four years ago two candidates for President of the United States assured the nation they were all for ending the draft law. But shortly after the election the winner started escalating a foreign war and instead of ending the draft, increased the size of monthly draft calls. Now we are nearing inauguration of another winning candidate who has pledged to end the draft soon as the Vietnam War is ended. But Sen. Mark Hatfield oi Oregon insists the draft can be ended before the Vietnam war is finished; and he intends to push Congress toward that end. Certainly Hatfield will have rough going to end conscription while the nation is at war. Mr. Nixon will probably have almost as tough a job to end it when the war is over. The military has powerful friends in Congress; and the military wants the arbitrary drafting of men to keep ranks full with no effort to make the soldier's life enticing enough to attract volunteers. Then too the military likes a huge army. The bigger the better because vast numbers of men in uniform provide more top positions for career officers. And certainly a conscript army must be much larger than a volunteer force to do the same job. This is because draftees normally have but one thought in mind serve my time and get out. This causes a high rate of turnover and because we must have a continuous stream of new draftees a large number of experienced career soldiers are needed as drill instructors. Then too. since a conscript army is a constantly changing force the vast majority of the men are not professionals and never become such. First, their term of service is too short to produce real professionals; second they have no interest in being professionals. They just want to be ex-soldiers. Such an army is extremely costly. High personnel turnover is always expensive and inefficient. It might be noted that all-out war and the idea of drafting every available man for the army is comparatively new. In the modern world it was revived by Napoleon and remember, Napoleon lost! In addition the whole idea of a drafted army is in direct violation of the basic theory of American freedom. Military conscription is involuntary servitude, a form of slavery which America long ago outlawed. How anyone can say that America must fight a war to ensure the freedom of any people and fight that war by forcing men into the military service is incomprehensible. The American draft law of the 1960s places the United States today in the same role as was Britain 150 years ago when the infamous press gangs roamed the streets of London seizing men for forced service in the Royal Navy. We do it through a law and a so-called selective service system. But let's face it; the result is the same. A man is forced to leave home and family, forego his planned future and serve against his will in a place he doesn't want to go, and possibly give his life all against his will. Topping it all off, most of the young men called upon to make this sacrifice are not permitted to vote they aren't old enough. When you take two years of a person's life you are actually taxing him; and in the case of draftees under 21 it is taxation without representation. An honored army of volunteers fought to eliminate that injustice in America nearly 200 years ago. We have had entirely too much of turning back the clock. It's to be hoped that Mr. Nixon and Sen. Hatfield will succeed in ending one more form of slavery and soon WASHINGTON - Considering the fact that the two men have been on the opposite sides of the political fence all their lives. President Johnson and President-elect Nixon got along surprisingly well during last week's historic luncheon. There has been no other ease in half a century when a President and a Presidentelect have sat down together and discussed their mutual problems so carefully and in such a friendly atmosphere. No love was lost between President Truman and Dwight D. Eisenhower when the latter took over in 1953. They did not confer. In fact Eisenhower would not even get out of his car when he drove up to the White House to escort President Truman to the Capiiol for the inaugural ceremony. There was one conference between Herbert Hoover and Franklin Roosevelt in 1932 after Hoover was defeated. But the two were not at all cordial and the meeting was unproductive. When Mr. Hoover tooK over irom Calvin Coolidge in lies the problems ol the Unite,; States seemed relatively easy jnd there were no important consultations. Hoover hau served as Secretary of Com merce in Coolidge's cabinet, though there was persona, iriction between the two toward the end. Earlier in 1921. when Warren Harding took over alter eight years of Woodrow Wilson's administration, there was no consultation whatsoever. Wilson had suffered a stroke and the only conversation between the two men was when they drove behind a team of horses from the White House to the Capitol. When Harry Truman took over from Roosevelt in 1945. it was alter his tragic death at Letters J Suggestions Requested Editor: Comments on the "Smoking Question" are well taken. The hospilal staff of Southeast Florida Tuberculosis Hospilal has always discouraged smoking among ihe paiienis, Dul some of them do and will smoke regardless. We have considered removing the cigarette machines many times In the past but we have not been able to come up with any alternative except education. If we are to eliminate the machines it will create, among other things, a public health problem for Ihe community, for many of the Infectious patients, who cannot stop smoking will go to the shopping center to purchase cigarettes. Any reasonable and concrete suggestions from "Concerned" will be greatly appreciated. I am sure our Award Committee will consWer such a suggestion. ADIL SOKMENSUER, M.D. Superintendent, Southeast Florida Tuberculosis Hospital the U.S.S.R., could work together, there could be permanent peace. Nixon, who made one trip to Russia during the Eisenhower administration and another trip as a private citizen, agreed. LBJ outlined to Nixon the various steps he had taken to secure Russian cooperation, and the fact that he had an agreement for a meeting with Premier Kosygin, which was to be announced on Aug. 21. but which was upset by the Red Army's invasion of Czechoslovakia on Aug. 20. The President expressed the hope that the Soviet might iron out its problems with Czechoslovakia to a point where a meeting with Kosygin still might be possible, and that, if this should happen, the President-elect might send a representative with him to Europe. The President reported that former Secretary of Defense McNamara had seen Kosygin in Moscow recently and that Kosygin was still anxious to proceed with talks for anti-ballistic missile agreement. Foreign Minister Gromyko had communicated the same information to Secretary of State Rusk in New York It has been Johnson's idea that the two countries should discuss the limitation of the ABM before they spent $50 billion on an unproven defense weapon A good part of the conferences between the two men dealt with Vietnam and the truce negotiations. LBJ went into this in great detail, particularly his discouragements during the course of the summer when various people had made political speeches which cut the ground out from under the Paris negotiations. This on-again, off-again aspect of the talks had been disheartening. It made the North Vietnamese think they could get an end of the bombing without making concessions. Mr. Nixon had been reasonably familiar with this from previous briefings. He remained convinced of Johnson's sincerity. After the luncheon was over, LBJ remarked to an aide that he has convinced every man who became President tried to grow tall in the job. Mr. Nixon, he said, would be no exception. has done much In the past few years to aw aken animal lovers for the need to adequate legislation. In particular, It has called attention to such cruel tests as those performed at the VA Hospilal in East Orange, N.J. In which dogs are forced to inhale cigarette smoke, for indefinite periods of time, through their windpipes. And the use by St. Elizabeth's Hospital, In our nation's capital, of rhesus monkeys for making alcoholism experiments. Fortunately, Ihe monkeys, unlike their human counterparts gifted with free-will, failed to become addicted. The conquest ol suffering, a purported goal of 'ivillzed society, stands as a t 'ssic study in Irony. For man perpetuates upon God's helpless creatures that which he abhors himself. JOHN MAHER Pensacoia in George M. to confer on the naming of a Secretary of Labor. The general took Meany s advice then. Now history repeats itself. Ike and Meany were friendly right through the Eisenhower years. In the final hours of the presidency, Ike drove over to a hotel farewell party labor gave for Jim Mitchell. The union cheered them both and told Ike he had named the best Secretary of Labor since the post was created in '13. It could go that route with Richard Nixon. The fight will flare only if the new president attempts to wipe out the National Labor Relations Board, or cripple it. Or if Dick Nixon pushes for tough anti-strike laws banning national walkouts, or coalition bargaining, or public sectorstrikes. That's what the management movement wants. It gave Dick Nixon greater loyalty than any other force. Mr. Nixon never turns his back on old friends and supporters. So it won't be easy even for such a political scientist and strategist as he. But he did make the call before seeing the musical George M. He and Meany certainly will discuss the play. Meany is an old vaudeville buff. So the talk should be a Yankee Doodle dandy for the two men who have been going at each other publicly these many years. When we sav a thing is li ee. we mean that it is mil bought with monev. That doe not imply that a great price has been paid bv someone lor the things we enoy Our Ireedoin didn t cost us anything, but it cost someone a great deal. Millions of lives have been sacnliced to buy the freedom we eniov. It cost the precious blood ol Christ to give us redemption. The Savior gave His lite. His all. to obtain our spiritual Ireedoin. And wise is the person who will say. "I'll live lor Him who died lor me." Bible Verse "No mention shall be made of coral or of crystal; the price of wisdom is above pearls." -Job 28: 18 NEW YORK - Dick Nixon was set to catch the musical comedy. "George M!," that night. But that's not why he made the call. He would have telephoned anyway. It was just a matter of time. So before going home to dress for the theater, the Presidentelect reached for the phone and buzzed the unmusical George M. for Meany, president of the AFL-CIO, which was Hubert Humphrey's sole vote-getting machine. That was Wednesday. What was, was. The talk was friendly. Mr. Nixon invited Meany to come up and see him on Friday. The labor chief said, certainly. Two powerful men who truly cannot live without each other professionally, have talked. They are pros. Unless one declares open war on the other, they will work together. Meany risks nothing. He and his movement have no real future in "the party." It's the party which has a future in the labor movement. Already the Democratic left is searing America's labor chiefs. Just a few weeks ago, Adam Wolinsky, the late Bob Kennedy's Ted Sorensen, arose at a meeting of the new, new coalition, and denounced "the labor bosses" and excoriated their use of "union funds for political purposes." Applause from the encamped. Few realize, incidentally, that Wolinsky s grandfather, still active inside labor, was the leader of the historic ladies' garment Embroidery Workers Local 66. Meany will get into no hog-calling contest with the party's leftists, who have little in common with the powerful labor movement. Nor will Meany yield his hold on the party's regular machinery. If a coalition for the next four years is in the making, he'd rather stand with the President of the U.S. than with the Woliaskys and Galbraiths and McCarthys, who have mocked the movement at the drop of every bon mot. Furthermore, the union chieftain would rather see a White House-labor alliance than a Nixon-Southern alliance. Of course, Mr. Nixon knows this well. He's no novice on this labor beat. He's been on the beat since the 1947 days on the House Education and Labor Committee. He's been a warm and friendly host to union officials many times. Generally, the public recalls his mediation of the 1959 marathon steel strike. But he knew the boys long before that. Some of us recall his hosting a lunch in 1955. Among those around the table were Max Greenberg, now an AFL-CIO vice president, Jack Potofsky, leader of the Amalgamated (men's! Clothing Workers, and others interested in winning President Eisenhower's support for an increase of 25 The Best Things In Life Are Free Journalistic Milestone It has just been brought to our attention that 1968 marks the 200th anniversary of the syndicated newspaper column. The prototype, whose descendants have proliferated greatly in two centuries, was called "Journal of Occurrences'' and was edited by Boston patriots for distribution throughout the colonies and in England. Colonial papers that ran n included the Boston Evening Post, the New York Journal and the Pennsylvania Chronicle. Even back in 1768. columnists were viewing with alarm. The "Journal of Occurrences" dealt mainly with daily sufferings of the good people of Boston at the hands of the red-coated British baddies. Shouldn't Happen To A Dog Some people seem to think that Salvation is cheap because it is tree. What is your opinion ol this view'.' - K M. Water is free to all. but that doesn't cheapen its worth. The air is free to all. but we couldn't live without it As the song says: "The best things in life are free." Love is tree, friendship is without money and without price, and we cannot buy the most precious gift of all: eternal lite. f1 1 Progress Note Editor: The big political campaign is over. Many issues have been discussed, lampooned, and dodged. But some have been tenaciously Ignored. On the bottom of the public interest heap lies animal welfare, so relegated because it lacks the "eye-catching" features of issues like Vietnam, race riots, inflation, and crime. Many voters would like to know why legislation has been so "one sided" in promoting Inhumane experiments on animals in the name of "pure basic research." They would also like to know what stand, if . any, their next president will take on federal appropriations to basic research versus animal welfare. The National Catholic Society for Animal Welfar, Inc. The world's first nine-hole golf course with carpeted tees and greens has opened for business in Knoxville, Tenn. The outdoor nylon carpeting is said to have all the bounce, reaction, roll and bite of bent grass and, according to the resident professional, putts better than ?.iy natural green. But there's a serpent (or two) in every paradise. It just m ans another hazard for weekend duffers to look out for vacuum cleaners. And instead of green fees, there'll be carpet tax.

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