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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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Monday, February 19, 1968
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HENRY L. WILDER, Publisher. 1M9-1M2 PubUibcd Daily'Except Sundays By COMPART South 8th 4 Poplar Streets, Lebanon, Pa. 17042 Phone Lebanon 272-5611 JOSEPH SANSONB Em. VkfrPir**.. C»fu>lHh«r ADAM S. WILDER C»PubHthtr ARBELYN WILDER SANSONB wid Edttw JACK SCHROPP od G«ntr«> MARY JANE WILDER S«cr<!ary ROSEMARY L. SCHROPP Tranurtr SAMUEL D. EVANS Olr»et«r cmTpetm tt L«b»rv>n, fu. . as Ml** The "UHITEP PKESS INTERNATIONAL NEWSSERVICE MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRE5S~ Associated Press Is exclusivity «ntltltd to th« ut« rSpuhlleatlanet HI r»w« pflntirt In IhU MW»p»per Food Is Still Food Great advances have been made by science in all categories except food. Clothing is produced synthetically, mechanical gadgets undreamed of a quarter of a century ago are commonplace. Medicine has undergone a revolution. But food is still basically the same as it has been for scores of years. From time to time there have been predictions that the man of the future would swallow a pill several times a day that would contain just the right amount of nourishment. But little has come of any of these predictions. " Roasts may be smaller, steaks may be farther between, and home made bread, fresh from the oven and a gourmet's delight, no longer graces most tables. But people eat the same things they always did, with only minor changes dictated by mass processing. Eating establishments still obtain their basic raw materials from the cow, the hen, the water and the truck patch. So does the kitchen in the great American home. Perhaps economic trends will in time dictate a revolutionary change in people's dietary habits, with synthetic nourishment replacing the appetite-tickling • dishes that have become traditional. But if that day ever arrives there will be less satisfaction in the land than there is today. It's No Accident Probably the same thought motivates a man behind the wheel of a car that sustains a man in battle: It can happen to the other fellow, but not to me. This is a dangerous train of thought that ignores realities. Most motor vehicle collisions are lumped under one collective: accidents. This is unfortunate, for it implies that fortune somehow had a hand in the affair. Police know better. ' . ' Police say that between 90 and 95 percent of all cpllisions are "caused occurrences.'''But the public calls.all of them accidents and feels sorry for those involved. But a man or woman who dies in a crash caused by negligence of another driver is just as much a victim of a violent crime as the man dead with a knife in his chest. Washington Still Serves Following the American Revolution the confederation of 13 states went bankrupt and lapsed into anarchy. George Washington believed the people would oppose any .such changes as might save them from disaster. Still, he persevered until he got the states to send delegates to Philadelphia to consider what changes might avert chaos and establish unity. He opened the Congress, saying: "It is too probable that no plan we propose will be adopted. Perhaps another dreadful conflict is to be sustained. If to please the people we offer what we ourselves disapprove, how can we afterwards defend our work? Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair. The event is in the hands of God." His words lifted the convention and the members followed his lead. The result surprised Washington himself. It was a triumph of personal character. Washington could not be sure how Congress and the people would react. But among them, there could be no doubt how Washington would stand. The life, begun Feb. 22, 1732, had run a course as straight as the flight of an arrow. In it, wisdom and a passion for liberty with justice were perfectly joined to undeviating purpose. Never in the decisive moments of terrible trial was there the slightest faltering of his high courage. Like the Scottish patriot, Montrose, he knew but one rule: "I nail my flag to the mast to win or lose it all." How favored the U.S. is that it first came into being because of his radiant influence, and that it gathers strength to this day from the power of his personal example. Unwarranted Fear ; Do you have radiophobia? Radiophobia, a scientist explains, is characterized by a slight pallor developing at mention or sight of 1 the words "radiation" or "X-ray," the simple failure to report for prescribed X-ray treatment, and the consumption of valuable professional time in reexplaining the value of radiation in medical care. Potential hazards of radiation are something to be aware of but hardly something to get into a cold sweat about. This is especially true of X-rays administered by competent persons. Penno. Story Tuesday Is Deadline For 'Dropouts' By MASON DENISON ITARRISBURG — Tomorrow is the final day on which candidates for office in the upcoming April 23 primary make their decision whether they're going to continue the race — or whether they're going to join the select group of "candidate dropouts." Political observers and strategists on both sides of the fence will be watching the results of tomorrow's deadline flurry with considerably more than passing interest — for a number of reasons. In. the first place, a glance over nomination petitions filed here with the State Elections Bureau show this year that almost — but not quite — down the line on the Republican side, "opposition" candidates have filed for office against what might loosely be termed the regular organization candidates. This has been particularly noticeable on the legislative front where all 203 seats in the House of Representatives and half the 50 seats in the Senate • are up for filling this year. The question remains: how many of these "opposition" candidates will withdraw by tomorrow's deadline? In this, however, what is of particular note is the question of "why" this year there are so many filings for these GOP posts, not only in the case of the legislative posts but on the state committee and convention delegate fronts. * * * THE GENERAL feeling .among many Capitol Hill political pros seems to be that part of the answer lies in a determination on the part of GOP independents to buck the organization, some in irritation against the S h a f e r Administration. Unquestionably for example many a GOP lawmaker seeking a return to his seat is going to be tied in with the Administration's controversial and not exactly popular record of. acc o m p 1 i s h m e n t (of "un- accomplishment") of the past year on the legislative front. The abortive battle of the budget-and-tax Mr. S h a f e r endured last year which saw administration forces unable to muster adequate support within their own ranks for the $300 million tax increase program (even though they enjoyed the theoretical "controlling edge" in both House and Senate) generally is regarded as a showing of lack of strength on the part of His Excellency to keep his own people in line. Additionally, pitifully few of the administration's own major legislative' proposals managed to gain final legislative clearance, which again has not added any great, lustre to the Shafer Administration record of last year. The record most certainly is not impressive — but then again, it was only the Governor's first year. Thus there are those who view the filings in. the GOP camp as an out-and-out "protest" against the Shafer Administration, its policies and programs. This is perhaps true in a sense (there's always room for protest in any field) but at this early stage in the four-year Shafer tenure it is not regarded as 'anything of a critical nature nor is it regarded as a serious statewide trend — yet. The spectrum should clear somewhat after tomorrow when withdrawals will denote who is staying in the race and who isn't. * * •* SHOULD a number of "opposition" candidates remain in the field on the state committee, delegate and legislative fronts, it then quite genuinely can be accepted as somewhat of an unorganized express ion against Mr. Shafer — which ultimately could develop into something serious. This year is the first real year in which any sentiment at all along these lines could develop, from an indicator standpoint. Reports have persisted from throughout the state recently that Governor Shafer has been fast losing some of the popularity he enjoyed during his candidate year of 1967. Such reports invariably seem to generate during the second year of any chief executive's tenure almost as a matter of routine. Some are genuine and develop into actual fact later; some are mere wishful bubbles on the part of chronic dis- grunllers. In Mr. Shafer's case it's too early to draw any conclusion, but the candidate spectrum after tomorrow's withdrawal deadline may provide a clue. Page 4 Lebanon Daily News, Lebanon, Pa., Monday, February 19, 1968 Marianne Mean* The Garbage Curtain . H& SCENT WILL LINGER. AFTER. IT'S GONE! Bobby's ' , I . ' ** •'.'•..• • :• ..'.,. Are Now Believed WASHINGTON—Former Ken- suddenly found it possible to em- " nedy White House aide Ted brace Sen. McCarthy after all. Holmes Alexander Setbacks --So What? WASHINGTON — At no time . did the despair and privation at Valley, Forge, and the winless record of the American forces, alter the values of Independence and the undent- ability that it was now-or-never to achieve it. The aims were not altered a whit by the anguish they extracted. , At no time when Lincoln's generals were showing themselves utterly incapable of ending the Confederate secession, and while Copperheads were busy at subversion and while anti-draft riots raged, in the cities, was it the slightest bit less vital to the future of America that its Union be preserved- '•*''- ' '•'":*-. :-<V« Even the sacking of the City of Washington, the 'burning .of the Executive Man si o n, the flight of President Madison and his wife, the disgrace of humiliated militia and the mortification of flung-back invasions of Canada, didn't make it logical to argue that freedom-of-the-seas wasn't worth the fight. Nothing' precluded that one smashing victory, the one at New Orleans by Andrew Jackson, would restore the nation's morale and respectability after the V/ar of 1812. Not the stupid slackness at Pearl Harbor, and not the hushed-up setbacks in Africa, and not the risks of beach-massacres on D-Day had the slightest bearing on the fact that we couldn't live in the same world as a triumphant Axis t • * * • EVERY ONE of these disap- poinlments and dangers left afr- solutely unchanged the necessities that had caused us'to face .them. And so it. is in Southeast Asia. The Vietcong surprise attacks on Saigon and othercitL.es, with all psychological and political calamity that were brought, has not disproved that somebody's got to put a halt to Communist aggression. : It would be better if the South Vietnamese were stronger allies, but their: weakness doesn't say that the dominoes, after all, aren't going to collapse and that the domino-theory is all wet, anyhow. The Sino-Russian armament that has run up such an expense account' against U. S. airpower, and has-mounted an invasion by North Vietnam across the DMZ, it not any sign that there isn't a worldwide Communist determination to put us out of business as a major power. - ; Nothing that's happened in Vietnam and Korea makes it less apparent that we are fighting to hold our own frontier. It is just as true now, as before, that the Philippine Republic would- be hopelessly outflanked by a Communist-held Southeast Asia. And_ that pacifist Japan would be a sitting duck for Communist takeover if South Korea should go under. The Hawaiian archipeHgo and the Alaskan peninsula, sovereign States of the Union, are not less exposed to Oriental invasion than before a suicide squad penetrated the embassy compound at Saigon and the enemy began an offensive at Khesanh. All the stakes are what they were. There is no changing the name of the game. Casualties have to be expected. The price of eventual victory will be less than the cost of any surrender, whether measured in lives or the extinction of freedom. The ghastly miscalculations of our top civilian leaders, the failure to seize the propitious moments, and. to make use of our optimum weapons, have not caused a rearrangement of geography nor a disappearance of hostile populations. ' '' Sorensen stepped off an air plane in Man Chester, New H a m p s h i re, nearly two weeks ago and was rriet by Eugene Daniell, organizer of the local Kennedy- f o r • president campaign. B y coincidence, an acquaintance of KENNEDY Sorensen who had been following the state's primary activities was also at the tiny airport. Startled to see Sorensen ; in a location so obscure and difficult to reach,, he inquired wryly: "What are you cam- • paigning for?" Sorensen responded crisply: "I'm trying to stop somebody from campaigning." Three days later, Daniell announced that he would abandon . his support for Sen. Robert Kennedy for president and join other local Vietnam doves in endorsing* the presidential candidacy of Sen. Eugene McCarthy. * * * DANIELL'S reversal momentarily surprised New Hampshire Democrats, because he had until then steadfastly refused to switch his allegiance from Sen. Kennedy to Sen. McCarthy. Indeed, he had gone so far as to defy the state Attorney General's ruling that any local presidential campaign should have the written consent of the candidate before' its managers could collect and spend money. Throughout the fall and early winter, he had insisted that he had no approval from Sen. Kennedy but was dedicated to Sen. Kennedy's cause anyway. The abrupt halt in the New Hampshire primary campaign for Sen. Kennedy — which, from all evidence, was never a very strong movement — coincided with a shift in (he national Kennedy-for-Presiderit group. Its chairman, Dr. Martin Shepherd, who previously resisted Sen. McCarthy's candidacy, has These developments reflect two significant political facts. First, Sen. Kennedy's statement that he has finally decided not to .challenge President Johnson under "any foreseeable circumstances" is an accurate description of his current position. This time he really means it. Second, his previous disavowals of the various scattered organizations promoting 'him for president constituted something less than a serious attempt- to shut them down. The effectiveness of Sorensen's message to D,aniell contrasted sharply with the inadequacy of the Senator's past well-publicized efforts to discourage his grassroots admirers. * *. * SEN. KENNEDY had repeatedly protested for the past year that he was helpless to control or curtail such local groups organized in his behalf. But, in fact, he has now demonstrated that he was indeed capable of doing so if he had really tried. Sorensen's leverage over Daniell is not fully known. But Daniell, a maverick of limited personal influence in his own state, could hardly help but be impressed by an emissary of such stature "and obvious .intimacy with Sen. Kennedy. His earlier contact with Sen. Kennedy has progressed no.higher than the Capitol Hill staff level. Sorensen, in his typically antiseptic fashion, told Daniell: "If there's one vote. for Kennedy, it's one vote too many." Another associate of Sen. Kennedy, recounting this exchange, observed with a chuckle: "That was overdoing ^ The Sorensen affair provides a practical lesson for .casual observers of the political art with implication's beyond the specific case of Sen. Kennedy. Its basic message is that national politicians interested in the presidency should be greeted with some skepticism when they protest their inability to turn off local demonstrations in their favor, no matter how independent, disorganized or unimportant they appear to be. What's Right-What's Wrong NEED IN South Vietnam a buffer or a bulwark "that is comparable to the stopper t'hat we have built up in Formosa, and to the fort we have refused to surrender in West Berlin. These outposts have a good deal more than symbolic blockers, for they contain human beings who are out of the Communist clutch, and they are. beacons to millions of other peoples who detest the Communist rule. We often have been pressured to give up Formosa and to abandon Berlin and now the squeeze is on for us to scurry out of South Vietnam. It isn't the agony of holding on we should be thinking about. It's the total unacceptability of what would happen if we quit. A PROBLEM child was becoming too well acquainted \\ith the principal's office. One day the principal remarked with annoyance: "This-makes the : fifth time I've, punished you this week. What have you to say for yourself?" . "I'm glad it's Friday" was the quick reply. * . • • STUPID DRIVER: One who crashes into your bumper with the side of his car. Neck: Something that if you don't stick it out, you won't get in trouble up to it. Night Club: A place where they get away with murder and you face the charges. • ' •'• Psychiatrist: The last guy you talk to before you start talking to yourself. Ideal Man: From a modern girl's viewpoint, one who is smart enough to earn a lot of money — but dumb enough to give it to her. Feed Store: The only place left where you can get a chicken dinner for a dime. Turning Back The Pages Public Forum A Bible Thought For Today And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.—Revelation* 7:17. It it * blessed relief to envision a world without •By of the tragic txperiencei to common to life, Potomac Fever By JACK WILSON Sure, Rocky took a licking when he got involved in the garbage strike, but is that any reason .for him to call New York harbor a Bay of Pigs? Concerned About "Concerned" Editor, Daily NEWS: I wish first to cheer Mr. George King for the discriminate restraint v'th which he voiced his dismay over the disappointing stance assumed by this newspaper regarding Mr. Farmerls appearance at Lebanon Valley College. Hu concise, cogent article was in sharp contrast to the one following it — signed "Concerned American" — whose words reveal more irrational hatred than rational concern. . . Without taking to issue the buik of Mr. "Concerned American's" article which devoted itself to a senseless defamation of Mr. Farmer, I wish merely to offer to the people of Lebanon County one observation. Mr. "Concerned American" asks whether a college can maintain good community relations by scheduling people "who undermine our country like Farmer." Mr. Chet Huntley recently •stated on television that he'd rather hear about the activities of subversive persons than 1 be ignorant of them. Any soldier will testify that he'd much rather know where (he enemy is and what he's thinking than not be sure. Now assuming for the moment that Mr. Farmer is "subversive" — which i s ridiculous — would our college be doing a greater service, by bringing him to state his views and thereby affording the people of Lebanon Valley direct awareness of his intentions, or by denying to the people that firsthand awareness in refraining from inviting him to speak? I'm afraid that what Mr. "Concerned American" suggests is that Americans truly concerned about truly nubversive persons — which, again, do not include Mr. Farmer — bury their heads in the sand like ostriches, foolishly hoping that when they emerge from the silent darkness all will be fine. Is it not rather in the true tradition of responsible Americans, .be they in New York, Washington, or Lebanon County, to keep themselves informed — firsthand, when possible — of all sides of every issue they face? Certainly this takes courage, to keep one's head out of th comfortable darkness of the sand, but then on what else did our country grow? On what, other than this courageous o p e n mindedness. shall it endure? Sincerely yours, JOHN BIEVER, L.V.C. '69 * * * Scouf Disintegration Editor, Daily NEWS: "Beautiful Bash ore." That used to be the statement made by many scouts and visitors. But for anyone who has been out to Bashore recently and has seen the mess that has been created by filling in driveways and gullies with tree limbs and brush would agree with me and others it is surely disgusting, II has been stated by a few Scoutmen this past weekend that it sure makes a good FIRE TRAP! What happened to this good Council in the past few years? Without even checking hard I know of three troops already that will not camp out there this summer. There are many reasons. For example, one of them that • disturbs me and others is the rising camp fee'the past two years. Then it requires a doctor's examination which is another high fee. Then when you arrive there, two or three more doctors are in attendance to check you out. Someone pays them but why can't this be the necessary examination and save the poor parent that .extra money! So many changes in so short a time must have its reason. The Scout Office closing on a Saturday really made it rough for a lot of guys. Resignations! Unhappy Co mmissioners! Grumbling Scoutmasters %vho served for long years and were happy about their work. Someone doesn't know what's going on or else doesn't care. This guy must be in the relation like a certain manager in Phila. who gets away with murder, I'm not an old veteran scouter myself, but I'm sure not being encouraged with these present conditions existing. This past weekend the boys were really brave to be out there and then designed patches to try to win a week's campfee. So what happens. A boy wins that has an artist's touch to it. Big chance for the other boys!! Nothing against the judges but this is important to the boys and could, be judged by persons not connected with scouting. No wonder there was nothing in the paper on the results of the Blizzard Bustout. At some points it STANK! There are many more things th; could be said but space is short. But to encourage more boys and leaders the ax better start falling on the misfits. I cannot sign my name but will say I have been around scouting seven years and hope there are many more left just so they're not as disgusting. I also hope other scouters will give their views through the Public Forum. "DISGUSTED" 20 YEARS AGO February 19, 1948 "I am the owner of Passa- maquoddy." With that simple statement, Samuel A. Greco, 44 Cumberland St., today summed up his dispute with the War Assets Administration over th'e ownership of the multi-million dollar tidewater power project in Maine, Greco arrived in Lebanon this morning, after formally taking possession of the Quoddy site. He conferred with WAA officials in Boston yesterday. Asked by a Daily News reporter how much the Quoddy project is worth, Greco replied: "I don't know whether it's worth $4,000,000 or $40,000,000. When it goes over a million it's all the same to me." Waving a'cancelled certified check for $1,000 "drawn on the Lebanon County Trust Co., Greco asserted, "When, the government cashed this check it was a commitment by them to deliver the property to me." * * * 40 YEARS AGO February 19, 1928 Employes of the Daily News were treated to fresh doughnuts baked in the recently remodeled bakery at Moyer's Restaurant, , Eighth and Willow Streets. Members of the Manhatten Council, No. 7914, Dairymaids, a side degree of the. Daughters of Pocohontas,- scored a great financial and social success at a sauerkraut supper in the banquet room of Red Men's Hall, Ninth and Willow Streets. A large supply of kraut, vegetable soup, cakes, pies, candies, etc., was sold, and everything was disposed of at an early hour. Defends Farmer, LVC Editor, Daily NEWS: I was also disappointed in your news article concerning the James Farmer lecture at L.V.C. and can not agree more with George King of Pi Gamma Mu. Concerning the article contributed by the "Concerned American" on Feb. 14, 1968, I must set a few things straight. 1 feel Mr. Farmer had a right to defend himself, or else he would have hundreds of people knowing a conservative, local newspaper's opinion of him. As for*lhe pledge to the flag, this was no rally to measure the college's patriotic enthusiasm and if this-person would look up the words "democracy" and "republic" he would find that a republic is a. particular type of a democracy. Unless this person was never . outside his or her home, he would not be so blunt about' whether or not Mr. Farmer's story about his coke experience was true, Negroes were and still are discriminated in this way and at that time and place I'm •ure it was more so. , Lebanon Valley College does wish to maintain a good relationship with the community; the college invites the public to attend air of its programs. I, as a student at L.V.C., am very pleased that we are able to attend such lectures because we can listen to the other side of fjie Civil Rights problems in our country. Pi Gamma Mu sponsored this lecture, not the college, so all of you who decided not to contribute 'because you thought the college sponsored the lecture you can change your mind again. We, the students requested a speaker such as Mr. Farmer because in Lebanon County we are subject lo primitive, closed minded culture and if we are to obtain an education which will make us better and more objective citizens we need more such, speakers. We, the students, did not have to attend the lecture because of our political science professor's request. We just would like to be a better citizen than you. I would advise this "Ameri- C3n" to first know the correct facts before he writes such an article and then forget to send it. ' Yours truly, AN L.V.C. STUDENT •\ .1

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