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

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Saturday, November 23, 1968
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The Da T:ao Victor Riescl "But Don't Forget, I Call the Plays!'' BeachTUai-l 1111C3 Palm Black Militants Terrorize The Poor And Moderates A JOHN H. PERRY NEWSPAPER John H Perry Jr. Pro WW. Altetbury Ji Tnu Cecil B Kelley. Publisher. General Manager R H Kirkpatrica. Editor ('. K. Neuhauer. Kik Kitilnr R. Merle Ellio. Circulation Director Publiahed Kerb Saturday and Sunday at 27M South Ouie. Wcu Paint Beech. Fla. 33402 By Ptrry Publicatione. Inc. Member of tha Auocntad Praaa. Second-claaa pontage paid at W aal Palaj Beech, Florida Tha Aaaociatad Praia la aicluiivaly anlitlad to tha ufct lor republication ol all nawa Mamber Audit Buraau o( Circulation M KM mnillV IttTfi-t Artrnni 989.399. These dollars are tunneled through 8.350 grants to thousands of regional, municipal, borough, neighborhood and street corporations. 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They may be the faithful brought out by the militants. Whoever they are, there is no proof of residence required. So. as in many districts, two or three hundred persons cast ballots for as many as 18.000 families. And thus "the people's choice" make the final decisions on the final dollars. An irritated OEO spokesman, who most decidedly will not vote for me as the most popular boy in his hair, tells me the nation should realize "we are not a gigantic bureaucracy; one of the myths about the OEO is that we have a powerful structure, when all we have is a staff of 2,800. " Of these, I learn from other sources, just 35 are inspectors. They work on an annual budget of less than a million dollars. They have shut down 10 CAAs for irregularities meaning embezzlement and inefficiency. In addition, there are 33 General Accounting Office auditors regularly assigned, says the OEO chap. This group is not to be confused with the rather startled GAO task force which has been attempting to untangle poverty billions so it can report to Congress shortly. That will make fascinating reading, just you wait. It must be said here that the armed and conspiratorial militants are not on any direct OEO payroll. They're just preparing to cut in by driving out the moderates. Somebody in the next administration had better start monitoring those billions. WASHINGTON, - As confidential FBI reports of "political" executions, assassination conspiracies and black jacketed terrorism seep into the multibillion dollar antipo-verty headquarters here, the puzzlement is: how to get hundreds of millions of dollars to the deserving poor without the money sticking to triggerhap-py. karate trained, newly arrived militants? Explosions in the San Francisco Bay area, lethal bullets in Boston, a conspiracy to murder black leaders Roy Wilkins and Whitnev Young, an order for the riddling of a PRIDE official here, have black community moderates understandably jittery. The Office of Economic Opportunity, official euphemism for the antipoverty national command post, is priming the pump. The gold flows. It gets into the ghettos. But not all of it. Any moderate, and there are many, who talks out about "the take," is howled down (if he's lucky enough not to be hit harder) as an Uncle Tom. This is on the community and street level, at which $1,948,-000,000 will be aimed this new fiscal year. At the top, there seems to be little the OEO can do. It cannot cut off funds from the Harlems, Houghs and Watts-es. And yet the administration has simply not given it the money and manpower it needs to monitor and audit the billions on a regular and efficient basis. There are 1.018 CAAs (Community Action Agencies! across the land. Their budget, according to figures made available (and getting them is much like an animated discussion with the sphinx I, is $853,- ' AWfr' ? 1 I ft I 1 .-if v y C. L. Sulzberger Rumania Going Liberal But Slowly, Cautiously Conformity Essential There was a time when a yard could be defined as the distance between the end of the king's nose and the tip of his forefinger. The Industrial Revolution changed all that. Mon-archs don't come in standard sizes, but yards and every other measurement have to or our mass-producing mass-consuming technical civilization would be an impossibility. Without standardization, confusion would reign, even down to the commonest every day level. Take electrical appliances, for instance. The average home today contains about 16 appliances, in addition to electric lighting. It's estimated that each of these appliances is used on the average of once a day. If an individual moves from one locality to another, he is able to take his appliances with him. The wiring system, wall outlets, plugs, sockets and switches all continue to operate, thanks to nationwide standards. This is such an obvious fact that we never think about it. What brings it to mind is the notice that the USA Standards Institute is holding its 50th annual meeting in Washington this December. Although not a governmental agency, government officials, as well as representatives from businesses, industries, trades and testing laboratories are among its members. In keeping with our increasingly complex times, the USASI meeting will deal with more than measurements, materials and methods. On the agenda are such things as the new "consumerism" and its challenge to industry to devise voluntary standards for the protection of the public; the problems faced by executives in a world that has almost entirely gone over to the metric system; the need for international standards to facilitate the expansion of world trade. The USASI meeting will not be picketed. But if any nonconformists wanted to stage a demonstration against conformity, they, would have to do it with signs made out of cardboard manufactured according to standards prevailing throughout the paper industry and with slogans painted in standardized inks. That's modern life, baby. David Lawrence High Court Has Problem In Adam Clayton Powell The theory is that these dollars should get to the poor and that the poor should "participate" in the decision making. For this they have been given the right to vote for some of the "corporate "directors. Trouble is, the poor just don't participate. The new local machines do. And machines are machines, regardless of race, color or creed. They're fueled by greed a good deal of the time. Recently I talked with the gracious and attractive Josephine Nieves. This lady directs OEO's Northeast Regional Office. She asserted that about two per cent of the poor at most three per cent vote for directors of the money tunneling units. In Los Angeles the theoretical decision makers are even fewer. Thus, anywhere from 95 to 98 per cent of the poor just aren't getting into their own crusade. Nor are they truly represented on the local Community Action Agency boards. Furthermore, Miss Nieves, delightfully constrained by honesty, told me that address fications of members. So the Supreme Court of the United States would be creating a precedent if it now tried to tell Congress how to make its own rules. The case of the former congressman has been in the courts since March 1967. and the United States Court of Appeals on Feb. 28 this year upheld the lower court ruling that, under the constitutional doctrine of "separation of powers," federal courts had no jurisdiction to hear his suit. An appeal then was filed with the Supreme Court. The high court could have acted many months ago, but permitted the appeal to rest in its own dock- Billy Graham (ClN.V.TIim-sNi-wsSiTvlcc VIENNA - Rumania is the most immediately menaced of the East European countries now confronted by Russia's new doctrine of a "socialist commonwealth." Rumania is surrounded by communist countries (although one neighbor, Yugoslavia, is strongly opposed to Russia's claim to the right of intervention) and it has a long frontier with the Soviet Union itself. For this reason the Rumanian government, led by the subtle but resolute Nicolae Ceausescu, is playing a tricky game with the Russians. Ceausescu is determined to avoid the kind of armed confrontation that crumbled Czechoslovakia. But he is also determined to pursue his long-range strategy of liberalization, a policy that has gained him considerable popularity. The result is a kind of conspiratorial liberalism. Despite many alarmist rumors, Rumania is exceptionally calm. I recently motored from the Bulgarian border in the south to the Soviet border in the north and saw not the slightest sign of troop movements, even in the key frontier area around Suceava. There was never a real Rumanian mobilization during the period of the Czech crisis; only a low condition of alert; nor have Soviet military concentrations around Rumania ever been confirmed. Nevertheless, a kind of secret tension persists, a tension of which Rumania's leadership is clearly aware but which is deliberately kept from the public eye. On Aug. 21 Ceausescu summoned the ambassadors of all countries participating in the Czechoslo-vakian invasion and read them the riot act. Since then, however, he has sought to calm things down. Apparently Alexei Basov, Art Buchwald How 'bout That, Alexei? The Kremlin seems to have embarked on a "peace offensive" probably triggered by rising fears of problems on two fronts should the Red Chinese become even more belligerent than they already are while the West is still upset over the Czech affair. Premier Alexei Kosygin Tuesday told visiting U.S. Senators in Moscow that Soviet foreign policy in the near future would pursue peaceful coexistence, easing of East-West relations and a balance of strength between the two super powers. Meanwhile Soviet diplomats in Western capitals are going out of their way to explain that the intervention in Prague was limited to their sphere of influence and there was no intent to change recent friendly policy toward the West. That sounds just fine but how about the heavy Soviet naval buildup in the Mediterranean Sea, the vast shipments of military hardware to Egypt, the presence of large numbers of Russian military officers in the Middle East, and the Soviet interest in the former French naval base at Mers-el-Kebir, Algeria. How 'bout all that, Alexei, huh.Alexei? how 'bout all that? the Soviet envoy, had an angry meeting with Ceausescu early in September and since then, for tactical reasons, Rumania's progress towards demo- cratization seems to have slowed a bit. "Ceausescu is playing a Byzantine game," says one of his Rumanian admirers. "In our long occupation by the Turks we have learned how to dissemble. "That is precisely what Ceausescu is doing now. He is sticking to his resolve to liberalize but he has to go slow. The Russians have their agents infiltrated in the party, the army and the security police. They would like to push some of these agents into higher positions after the elections next March. So Ceausescu is taking things slowly. This is a delicate period. He has already started purging the security police." Rumania only began to gain real independence after Soviet troops were withdrawn from the country in 1958 and 1959. Ceausescu, fully aware of this, is determined not to give Russia any excuse to try and send them back. Whatever future Warsaw Pact maneuvers are held in Rumania will assuredly be on a small scale. But, while Ceausescu contends that Soviet pressure against his country has been limited to "unofficial" press and propaganda attacks, there and David, but not Chet. As for the first lady. Pat will have to do her own thing. Mrs. Kennedy was big on redecorating the White House, Mrs. Johnson beautified America, and Mrs. Nixon will have to find something else to do so she won't look as if she's copying the Democratic first ladies. Perhaps Mrs. Nixon could get Americans to eat a good breakfast. Obviously, there is going to be a change in style in the White House. Barbecues will be out meat loaf will be in. Cloth coats will be in fur coats will be out. Martha Rave will be out John Wayne will be in. Billy Graham, who always is in, no matter who is President, will effect the smooth religious- transition between the Johnson and Nixon Administrations. Pulling dogs' ears will be out and so will fast driving. South Carolina will be in but Texas will be out. Greeks are in but Poles and fat Japs are out. Slums are out but suburbs are in. have been more ominous warnings. The first is Moscow's implicit sponsorship ol pro-Soviet elements in the Rumanian official apparatus. The second is the Cutting down of Russian arms deliveries, forcing Rumania to start manufacturing ordnance it had not planned to make and therefore putting an unexpected strain on the budget. However, Ceausescu is keeping his cool. He appears confident he can survive existing strains, gradually resume progress towards democratization, and ferret out Soviet agents, all in good time. Furthermore, there are hints that some of his advisers reckon Rumania's moment of detente will come some time next year when they believe the Soviet Union itself will be weakened by internal crisis. This theory holds that a struggle is building up within the U.S.S.R. between younger and older elements inside both the party and the army and that this must inevitably come to a head in 1969 because of increasing economic strains that are hurting the Soviet system. At the moment when this struggle develops, these Rumanians feel that all threats against their own system will vanish and they can then safely resume their march toward liberalism. For all these reasons it seems that Ceausescu is going to deliberately take it easy and play possum at least until after Rumania's spring elections. However, there is no doubt that he intends to push for further democratization just as soon as he considers this is again a safe course to follow. "We understand his strategy," says one Rumanian communist intellectual. "Throughout history Rumania has known both how and when to play dead." Ready Changes The present attorney general, of course, is out. Wall St. is in - but the SEC is out. Mamie is in but Bess is out. The press will be in at the beginning - but in six months it will be out. Reagan, Rockefeller and Romney are in. But Mayor Daley is out with both the Democrats and the Republicans. Profits are in but surtax-esareout. Golf is in and so is Key Bis-cayne. Abdominal scars are out. The Supreme Court is out J. Edgar Hoover will probably still be in. Norman Vincent Peale is in Jack Valenti is out. The New York Times, without question, is out. Needlepoint -"esigns of the presidential s , thanks to Julie Nixon, are in but getting into bed with your parents is out. Ranching is out but shaving twice a day is in. Buckley's in Buchwald's out. And last but not least, Spiro Agnew's foot is in . . . et until after Powell was reelected on Nov. 5. One reason for this perhaps was that his attorneys had argued that his exclusion applied only to the 90th Congress, which adjourned on Oct. 14. Powell says he has received an invitation to attend the caucus of Democrats prior to the opening of the next session. This presents a problem for the Democratic caucus because many of the members who will attend that conference will have to vote on the seating of Powell in January. The Supreme Court may not get around to hearing the case before February, and the decision could conceivably not be rendered until some time in May or June. It could happen, of course, that Powell would make up his mind to reimburse the government for all the funds he had improperly spent, and this might cause some members of Congress to vote to seat him. The question then would be whether a member of Congress can misuse government funds and violate the laws of the land and go free of punishment by paying back the sums he has taken. perceive the things of God, because our hearing has been tuned to other things. As Isaiah said; "By hearing ye shall hear and not understand; and seeing, ye shall see and not perceive." Because of man's separation from God, we are tuned to a selfish frequency. I heard a tenor the other day practicing. He was singing; "Me, me, me, me." Those were the only words to his song, and it is like that with many of us. Second, before we can hear as we ought, and see the things of God as we ought, our deaf ears must be touched by Him. He said to His disciples; "Blessed are your eyes, for they see, and your ears, for they hear." He had changed their frequency so they could understand the language of heaven. He will do this for all whoso desire. Bible Verse Honor all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor. I Peter 2: 17 Jesus' Parables Used For Clarity WASHINGTON - When it was announced this week that the Supreme Court of the United States would hear the case of Adam Clayton Powell, who has just been elected again to the House of Representatives, all sorts of inferences began to be drawn. Some observers took it for granted that the high court would rule in favor of the Harlem minister and affirm his right to a seat in the House. Others assumed that the Supreme Court naturally could not afford to ignore Powell's appeal as it raises a constitutional question, and felt obliged at least to listen to what his lawyers had to say before making a final ruling. An examination of the record, however, will show that the House of Representatives in March 1967 when, by a vote of 307 to 116, it passed a resolution denying Powell his seat declared that he was guilty of "gross misconduct." The special committee of the House which investigated the Powell case found that as a member of Congress he had "wrongfully and wilfully" used public funds totaling 44.934 dollars a part of which was salary for Mrs. Powell, presumably a member of his staff although "she performed no congressional duties." The remainder of the funds, according to the committee's report, was used to pay for domestic help at Powell's residence on Bimini Island in the Bahamas and for seven airline tickets for his son and personal friends, none of whom was traveling on official business. The committee said it found that Powell had "falsely certified" for payment certain vouchers for travel by other members of his staff and that he had made false reports to the House concerning the expenditure of other funds. The argument of the Powell lawyers is that the Constitution merely requires that a representative in Congress shall be at least 25 years old. a citizen of the United States for seven years, and an "inhabitant" of the state from which he has been elected. But there are two other provisions in the Constitution which read as follows: "Each House shall be the judge of the elections, returns and qualifications of its own members. . . "Each House may determine the rules of its proceedings, punish its members for disorderly behavior and, with the concurrence of two thirds, expel a member." Powell's misuse of funds was, moreover, formally defined by the House of Representatives as "disorderly behavior." The federal judiciary has consistently refrained from interfering with either house of Congress in determining the rules and the quali Time Now To Get For White House Who Must Sacrifice? President Johnson seems unable to differentiate between the the pronouns "we" and "you". In a televised speech just a few days ago he said, ". . . we must sacrifice . . ."when he surely meant "you (the men of draft age and their families ) must sacrifice." The first contingent of combat troops. 16.000 strong went to Vietnam April 18, 1961. That is more than seven years ago and in that seven years around 30,000 Americans have died there. They and luc other half-million CIIs in Vietnam are the ones who have had to sacrifice - they and their families. Then? has been no noticeable curtailment ol social functions at the White House. Gala parties and balls have gone on as usual throughout the seven years of the Vietnam war. Politics has dictated official actions as it usually does. And throughout the country the only ones who have sacrificed are the draftees and their loved ones. Let's watch those pronouns. Mr. President, and when we speak of sacrificing, let's be honest and say. "You must sacrifice." Why did Jesus speak in parables to the disciples? It seems as though he didn't want them to know the truth, but I can't believe this. Carol W. Jesus' use of parables was not to veil the truth, but to make it more clear. He said: "Therefore speak I to them in parables; because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand." He used the parable, which was a simple story, to make more clear the spiritual truth He tried to teach the people. But, then, as now, people were slow to comprehend and receive the Truth. Why is this? First, it is difficult for the natural man to ; WASHINGTON - The most important thing, now that the election is over, is for Americans to prepare themselves for the next four years. It isn't too early to start putting catsup on your cottage cheese, because that's the way President-elect Nixon likes it. The first thing you have to do is stop calling Mr. Nixon "tricky Dick." That was all well and good during the campaign, but as everyone keeps saying on television. Mr. Nixon is the only President we've got for the next four years and Americans must treat him with respect. From now on if you don't agree with him you can call him "crafty Richard." We must also start getting used to a different cast of family characters in the White House. In place of Lady Bird, there will be Pat; in the place of Lynda Bird, there will be Tricia: in place of Luci, there will be Julie. If nothing happens with the engagement between now and Inauguration Day, Julie will marry David Eisenhower. So the new first family will consist of Dick. Pat. Tricia, Julie They Shoulda Knew(d) San Francisco night club owners were recently warned by the police department that they face prosecution for billing scantily dressed go-go dancers as "nude" or "naked." Why? Misleading advertising. Explained Capt. Charles Barca: "The girls may be 95 per cent nude or even 99 per cent nude, but they're not nude." So one club took the police at their word and featured "100 per cent stark naked" performers. You guessed it. The joint was raided. Moral: Misleading advertising may not pay, but honesty isn't always the best policy either.

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