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

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Wednesday, November 27, 1968
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I Drew Pearson ttdfl Johnson Saying 'Goodly' To The White House Help Some Congressmen who were extolling the virtues of America in the recent campaign seemed in an awful hurry to get awav from America The Palm Beach Post A JOHN H. PERRY NEWSPAPER Joaa H. Perry Jr. Free. W. W. Attarbarjr Jr .Traae Cecil B. Kalley. PublnUr. General Meaaftr R. H. Kirkpalrica, Editor C. E. Neubawf. Eim. Editn R. Merle Ellk. Clmilalioa Director Publiehed Eeea Day Eicapt Saturday aad Sunday at 1751 Souta Dure. WM Pals Bceca. Pla. 33401 By Parry Publkatioaa, Inc. Second claai poetait said at Waat Palra Baaca. Florida Mam bar rjf the Aaaaciatad Praaa Tlia Aaaocuttad Praaa re eirhioively aatitlad to taa uaa for republication of all nawa Marnbar Audit Buraau of Circulatioa si ax mrrioi HATts-t imifa. 'TUlJa'aT M ...., TiewiScaaet i.... taa ao lyaar 13120 1 " Ml M 3 month. ... 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The poultry industry wants to put about 25 per cent chicken meat in it without changing the "frank" label. The beef cattle producers, like a herd , of their own steers, are bellowing their opposition. The consumers will get their say at public hearings soon in Washington, Chicago, Denver, '. and Atlanta. It's a question that affects the whole nation, for more than 8.5 billion hotdogs are consumed annually in the U.S. Under present regulations, meats can be sold in interstate commerce as "frankfurters," "wieners," or "bologna" if they consist of beef, portk mutton, goat meat, fat and a maximum of 3 4 per cent cereal or filler. If chicken is included, the label not just the fine print must read "franks and chicken" or "chicken and hot-dogs." As a result, poultry producers have been yelling discrimination for years. Beef packers themselves are somewhat concerned because of the declining sources of protein for hotdogs. Slaughtered dairy cattle is now a principal source, because the meat is less tender than beef cattle and more adaptable to-franks. But dairy herds have' been declining steadily. "Taste panel tests show that up to 25 per cent poultry meat." can be put into a frankfurter with no discernible difference in taste," Leonard assured his column. "But over that amount causes a different taste characteristic in the product." The whole hotdog controversy, however, will probably await the verdict of President Nixon, who is reliably reported to favor meatloaf and 'ft WASHINGTON - The time has come for the President of the United States to start saying goodbye. Since the White House staff is large, LBJ has arranged to bid goodbye on the instalment plan. To bring in the entire staff at one time would completely disrupt the operations of the White House. Among the first who were called in for a presidential farewell were the White House telephone operators. Since lyndon Johnson is without doubt the most telephoning President in history, he had an especially warm feeling for them. When the light flashes on the White House switchboard indicating that the President has picked up his phone, the operators jump. But lately someone else has been using the President's private phone. Already picking up the LBJ habit, grandson Lyn loves to get hold of the telephone keyboard in his grandfather's office and punch it at random. No other person in the White House in fact no other person in the United States would dare manipulate the telephone keyboard of the President. However, little Lyn, not yet aware of his special prerogative, has a wonderful time punching it. The President, in saying goodbye to the telephone operators, thanked them for their forbearance with Lyn. He also thanked them for handling his telephone calls at all hours of the night and early morning. He has had the habit of getting up at 3 A.M. to check on developments in South Vietnam. And he has called members of his staff as early as 6 A.M. (even earlier on rare occasions). "I don't know of anyone who could have handled my calls more efficiently and more patiently than you have," the President told the White House operators. "I shall miss you." The White House operators, headed by Beverly Cole, said they would miss him too. Victor Riesel James Reston Russian Pace Speeding Up Except In Aged Kremlin Tallahassee Tumult Whether the Florida legislature convenes in special session or waits for its regularly scheduled opening next April, the meeting promises to be a tumultuous one. The newly approved state constitution, if nothing else, assures that. While most of the pressure for a special session revolves around annual instead of semi-annual motor vehicle inspections, most of the talk about the regular session centers on taxes and reorganization. This is not unusual, but the mandates of the new constitution magnify the problems. The legislature must tackle the job of reorganizing more than 150 state agencies to a maximum of 25 a herculean chore in itself and at the same time cope with a biennial budget that may run as high as $3 billion and possibly involve a deficit of some $200 million. House Appropriations Committee chairman Ralph Turlington said Monday that budget requests from the various state agencies constitute a "frightening" set of figures. "They are rolling and tossing and bouncing like water from a fountain," he said. It is, of course, standard operating procedure for governmental agency heads to ask for more money than they expect to get more than they need, usually. But it does seem a little ridiculous that budgeting must be complicated by this practice, especially when there are so many agencies. Perhaps the mandated reduction in the number of such agencies will have the effect of easing the appropriations job; and, hopefully, of easing the strain on the taxpayers' pocketbooks. But that hoped-for result will have to wait for another year. The minister of defense is 65, and his first deputy 61. In fact all the deputies, including all main force commanders, average 63 years and four months. after the election. They are back at their custom of junketing hither and yon at taxpayer expense. One of the plushiest trips of all is taking five Republican and three Democratic members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee to the Far East. They will visit Japan, Korea, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia. Australia, and you guessed it Hong Kong, that fabulous cut-rate shopping bazaar, which is the biggest stop for all visiting politicans in that part of the world. Those making the trip are Democrats Edward Roybal of California and L.H. Fountain of North Carolina, and Republicans Ross Adair, (Ind.). Peter Frelinghuysen, (N.J.), William Broomfield, (Mich.), Irving Whalley, (Pa.), and E.Y. Berry, (S.D.). Democrat John Tunney of California will accompany the group to Japan only. They departed the U.S. on Nov. 11 and will be gone for four weeks. The Foreign Affairs Committee explains that the junket will provide the voyagers an opportunity to assess "rapidly moving and far-reaching events" in the Far East. However, the committee fails to add that it also will provide them with a deluxe vacation most taxpayers could not afford. itself was being passed over. There are scores of good names. But this is a post of power exceeded, as insiders know, only by the Attorney General. There is a growing consensus that the leading contenders now are Undersecretary of Labor Jim Reynolds and Rocco Siciliano), former Eisenhower assistant secretary, today with the Pacific Maritime Assn. Both have just the right labor-management backing which others lack. Meanwhile, back in the golden-yellow living room, Meany was saying that labor could get on with a Republi . ft V' Nixon And Labor Make Up But Haven't Kissed Yet ( C) N. Y. Times News Service MOSCOW -The pace of life seems to be picking up a bit in the Soviet Union. The traffic is heavier and faster on the great wide Moscow streets. The Russians have discovered the skyscraper and the glass facade, and they even have a modestly naughty night club and a television tower with a revolving restaurant in the sky. The Soviet scientists are even forcing the pace of life itself. They are experimenting with infants, taken from home eight days after birth, and rushing the training, learning and walking processes. At the Academy of Sciences, they are studying what they call the Soviet new man, and trying to estimate what he will be like in the year 2000 and how he will fit into the Soviet system and vice versa. Still, there seems to be a thumping paradox in all this quickening process. For this is a young country run by comparatively old men. It may be bringing people to maturity faster, but it is making its young men wait longer before letting them have effective political power. The chairman of the Council of Ministers, A. N. Kosygin, is 64. The general secretary of the Community party of the U.S.S.R., L. I. Brezhnev, is 62. The chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet, N.V. Podgorny, is 65. The full members of the Politburo average 59 years and seven months, the youngest in this category being A. N. Shelepin, who is 50. Even the candidate members of the Secretariat average just under 55, and the so-called junior members average over 52, and this same tendency to rely on older men is even more marked in the Soviet armed services. Letters IS study of the complaints of young Soviet men and women about this system and they are hearing more and more grumbling about the failure to get into the main action while they are at the height of their experience and energies in their late 30's and 40's. In fact, there are many observers here who feel that the Soviet Union will continue to fall further and further behind in modern industrial production unless it decentralizes the decision-making process and gives its young men a much larger share in the action Increasingly, even the older members of the Politburo have come to believe that only through increasing the material incentives for creative work will the U.S.S.R. achieve its goals. The new plans for the production of private automobiles may very well help this, but the large new auto plant being built in the Soviet Union by Fiat is still years from production. Meanwhile, savings and inflation are increasing. Even a small Soviet car which sells for about 1,000 rubles would bring three times that much after it had been run for a year, if it could be sold here on the open market. The Moscow night club and the restaurant in the TV tower are indications of the growing demand for new ways to spend capital and leisure time. The only trouble is that the crush is so great both places that tables usually have to be booked weeks in advance. The lack of the incentives of influence and power during the most creative years, however, is probably the main defect of the system. The Soviet educational system is undoubtedly turning out many competent and even brilliant young men and women, and they get jobs, but not political power. That comes much later at an age when most advanced countries are usually asking their leaders to retire. are taking over the moving picture industrv. labor unions own banks and properties. As the process continues, free competition becomes a joke. Ask any housewife who pushes a cart down the aisles of the super market The small businessman like the frozen-rent landlord is headed for extinction. To go on would fill a book Our only salvation is the crys-t.ilization of public opinion to a ground swell strong enough to arouse reform. The day of lame duck senators taking expensive, useless European jaunts at taxpayers' expense must come to an end. For the overall welfare of our country many voters telt they could not support Wallace in the recent election. But let us not mcrloiik unc valuable lesson he taught us that even one man without a party could arouse some ten million voters to show their resentment toward the political hypocrisy which increasingly impairs our rights to equality and all the other blessings which for so long great Americans struggled and died for MAX GANZ Lake Worth Sky-High Ennui According to an old aviation adage, "there are old pilots and there are bold pilots but there are no old, bold pilots." There are, however, a lot of old, bored pilots. An expert in aviation medicine has found that monotony and boredom are becoming increasingly common factors in the health of professional pilots, reports Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine. "It takes a highly intelligent individual to learn to operate such a vehicle (a commercial aircraft) and to do so under the complex conditions of modern aviation," says Dr. Earl T. Carter, associate professor of medicine at the Mayo Foundation and a former Air Force flight surgeon. "However, after thousands of hours of experience, what was once a challenging and novel experience becomes very routine." About the only source of intellectual stimulation still found in the cockpit, he says, are unusual situations or emergencies, which modern flight regulations and safety equipment make a rarity. Thus many pilots are complaining of symptoms that are clearly based upon long exposure to monotony, says Carter, and some of them are unconsciously using health as a means of honorably retiring early from their profession. Doctors will undoubtedly someday discover the same symptoms among old space pilots. Space flight, man's greatest adventure, is, paradoxically, also pretty much a boring routine most of the time. Maybe it should be called the Alexander the Great Syndrome. After you've conquered whatever world you set out to conquer, what's left to do? Billy Graham Draw Nearer God With Prayer Though a recent Soviet law says that generals of the army must retire at 60, the old-boy network has managed to get around this by promoting generals to the rank of marshal, where they can keep going for years. Thus the chief of the Soviet general staff is 70, and the commanders of the Soviet forces in Germany and in the Warsaw Pact are in their middle 60s. There is a younger generation of technicians who have great influence in many key industrial and military factories, and many brilliant young scientists are said to be working on the Soviet space program, but even officials dealing with the young are well along in life. The rector of Moscow University, for example, is 61, and the minister of higher education is 61. The explanation of this seems to be that men progress slowly up through the party ranks in the Soviet Union and reach the collective leadership only by that route. Under this system, according to Soviet experts here, an inordinate number of decisions have to be taken at the top, and they are usually taken collectively by men well into middle age. The sociologists at the Academy of Sciences are now going through a systematic ed. Yet tenants demanding theiMegal rights, howled their heads off for new refrigerators, etc., while smugly continuing for years to pay a confiscatory rent. Landlords eventually lost their investments as their properties inevitably became slums. One landlord in particular abandoned his property in desperation and actually recorded a deed to it in favor of Adolph Hitler The votes of the more numerous tenants were simply too valuable to be resisted by these so-called public servants, in favor of harassed and outnumbered hind-lords. Taxes'.' Consider the oil barons who for years have enjoyed the luscious privileges of oil depletion tax advantages while our Congress lacks the courage to plug this gaping hole in the tax structure in favor of the tax burdened wage earner. Free enterprise, the cornerstone of our capitalistic system, has become the vanishing American. Through widespread merger and monopoly, supposedly regulated under anti-trust laws, a billiard company now sells mo-torboats. whiskey distillers can administration. It did with ' Dwight Eisenhower and it can "with you, Mr. President.", What pleased both was the agreement on foreign policy. The AFL-CIO is closer on international affairs to Dick Nixon than to Hubert Humphrey. What delighted the labor chief was Mr. Nixon's naming Bob Murphy as the transition secretary of state. Of all the world's powerful personalities, George Meany is international communism's most in-; defatigable enemy, and despite the disparagement of intellectuals of many nations, . Meany's distaste for Stalin-' ism, old and neo-, has been unswerving and regularly jus-' tified by Moscow's and Mao's terror tactics. Thus, Meany could say most. sincerely that the movement he leads would support Dick . Nixon's every effort to toughen American foreign policy and defense posture. Some might say this was a meeting" of two hawks. Some might say' two owls. ' pray. I find that the more I pray, the easier and more natural it is to pray. But by the same token prayerlessness can become a habit if we practice not praying, we lapse into prayerlessness, and pay the price of feeling "afar off" fromGod. The Bible says: "Draw nigh unto God, and God will draw nigh to you." He rushes to those who lift holy hands to Him in prayer. "Where two or , three are gathered in His -name," He will be in the .' midst of them. Remember, prayer is not just words. Our prayers are to; mean something to us if they are to mean anything to God Remember too, prayer is a two-way conversation, and the most important part of it is listening to what God has to say to us. Bible Verse I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therein to be content. Phlllppians4:ll NEW YORK - The view from the 39th floor is "gorgeous" and shared by many who come to the lofty little White House to sit in the temporary Oval Room a golden yellow Hotel Pierre salon. But the views of the lone man, Richard Nixon, are shared by few who come and talk with the President-elect in the "dainty" suite usually reserved for royalty. But one who did come the other Friday, and who did share for a few minutes, was the leader of the loyal opposition, George Meany. This, then, is America's royalty, the grocer's boy and the plumber's apprentice. Until that morning they had been political enemies. They may be in the future. But not for Hit moment. When the oversensitive Secret Service announced that the leader of American Labor had arrived, and word was sent into the smaller confidential working office, the President-elect of the United States strode out to meet the president of the 14 million-member AFL-CIO. No strangers they. And this was no meeting of the victor and the vanquished. When they were comfortably seated and Mr. Nixon had said the unprofundities one says on meeting with one who has tried to beat one's political brains in, the two pros relaxed. Officially, they had a "pleasant conversation." But it was far more than that. And it ran something like this: Mr. Nixon said he was delighted Meany could come up from Washington to talk. And that, after all, they never had been far apart on foreign policy. As for the differences on the domestic front, well, they could be worked out. Meany, who does view Mr. Nixon with alarm, replied that the President-elect is to be congratulated. And that labor is sorry it lost, meaning no disrespect. But Mr. Nixon could count on labor's loyalty and cooperation, depending, of course, on what happened during the administration. There is no hostility now toward the new President and incoming administration. Labor, in other words, will wait and see and match its attitude with that of the White House. At some point in the 20-minute talk, the Presidentelect asked Meany for suggestions on the appointment of a Secretary of Labor. The union chief said that was a matter for Mr. Nixon's own determination, but General Eisenhower's labor man, the late Jim Mitchell, was the best Secretary in history. Thus it seemed that Ambassador Arthur Goldberg and everyone else from the labor movement We're Victims Of Hypocrisy Holiday Bargain Based on the records of past years, 31 persons will lose their lives on Florida highways during the four-day Thanksgiving holiday period, according to Col. N. H. Kirkman. State Highway Patrol director. "But," says Kirkman, "we know they (highway deaths) can be avoided if every driver will adopt a common sense and common courtesy attitude and display it in his driving." It's as simple as that. Common sense and courtesy by drivers can actually save 31 lives in just four days. That's the bargain of a lifetime. Let's not pass it up. I am not growing in my prayer life. Can you tell me how to get closer to God through prayer? Prayer is a spiritual exercise, and the only way to become proficient in any exercise is by practice. The best way to learn to pray is to Sen. Soaper Says The old grad Is Indignant. His toothpaste has a more rousing fight song than his alma mater. An experimental commuter train goes 100 miles an hour. This sounds fine, but we Imagine It would take a man about three coffee breaks to settle down after getting to work at that speed. Kditor: We the people of the United States are in some ways the victims of the most colossal forms of hypocrisy ever practised upon the human being. We can legally lose our shirts in the stock market, at the race tracks, or the gambling tables and slot machines in Las Vegas. But the poor slob who plays social stakes poker, or tries to get a lift out of a drab existence by playing bingo or buying a lottery ticket is a criminal, and society wastes a fortune persecuting him. to the neglect of sensible law and order. Prohibition, that noble experiment to stifle a comparable human instinct, spawned more evil than it set out to cure. Poverty and slums? We never had less poverty or larger welfare rolls than we have today. Inserting an ad under "help wanted'' should prove the point. The big city slums are the price we paid to the give-away politicians who continuously opposed the repeal of rent control originally justified and enacted as a World War II measure. For years thereafter rents remained frozen as the cost of repairs, taxes and maintenance soar Believable There's two million more of us Americans than there was one year ago, according to the U. S. Census Bureau. The total as of Oct. 1, was 201,750,000 give or take a dozen or so. Anyone driving, or trying to walk across the street, will have no trouble believing that there are two million new Americans in the past year. They're all driving cars down Dixie Highway every afternoon about 5 o'clock.

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