The Post-Standard from Syracuse, New York on May 30, 1966 · Page 7
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The Post-Standard from Syracuse, New York · Page 7

Syracuse, New York
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Monday, May 30, 1966
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tr- Drew Pearson General Lane Fulton Lcwi$ t jr. THE POST-STANDARD Mot, May 80,19* 7 W. Virginia Experiment Thrives Court Source of Decay Class Conflict Urged Pearson MORGANTOWN, W. Va. - Only those who lived through the heartaches of the great depression will remember it, but the first stab at building the Great Society took place on the bleak and scrawny hills of West Virginia, where t h e late Airs. Eleanor Roosevelt and Prof. Betford Guy Tugweli of the Rural Resettlement Administration attempted to resettle destitute and unemployed coal miners. The Arthurdate Experiment became famous chiefly, because it was Mrs. Roosevelt's pet Site made trips to Arthurdale, visited coal miners' homes, encouraged them to cultivate gardens and work in the Hoover vacuum cleaner plant, which she helped locate nearby. The experiment was praised by some, excoriated by others as a socialistic colony. I VISITED Arthurdale today and the neighboring West Varginia countryside. There have been amazing changes. The coal miners' homes are still there, well- kept attractive homes. But the garden plots around them didn't really work. Men who had spent their lives below ground somehow couldn't adjust to gardening in the sunshine. And the Hoover vacuum cleaner plant never did get ofif the ground. It was switched to an assembly plant for cotton-picking machinery, but that didn't work either. Today, however, there is prosperity in Arthurdale and the surrounding neighborhood, thanks in part to the initiative of West Virginians and especially to the leadership of one man. Instead of a handful of coal miners employed in a vacuum cleaner plant, 650 men and women are employed in a plant producing high pressure valves; while, on the hills around Arthurdale, turkey and chicken farms win produce 10,000,000 chickens and 800,000 turkeys this year alone. Spark plug for this development is not the government but J. W. Ruby, head of the Sterling Faucet Company, a man-who came to Morgantown from Ohio in the 1940s with paper in his shoes and patches on his pants. RUBY SPENT his first few nights in the Morgan Hotel's cheapest room, over the coal-burning heating plant. When he opened the window he was suf- f o c a t e d from the smoke; when be closed the window, he suffocated from hot air. ' ,/ He resolved that tf he ever mtde any money he would buy and revamp the Morgan Hotel. He has now done so. This, however, is only a small part of · the change that has come over north central West Virginia. This area, where coal was once king, suffered a. terrible economic blow when King Coal was toppled off the throne. But coal .has now come back, not as king but as a vital part of an economic republic. The mines have been mechanized, transportation has been streamlined, and'today I saw a train so long I couldn't see the caboose or the engine rolling down the tracks of the Baltimore and Ohio. UNIT TRAINS are one reason for the comeback of coal. A mine which can load the entire 100 cars of a unit train within eight hours saves money for the railroad and the mine. But this means the old days of small mines and mule- drawn coal cars inside the mines are over. Diversifioaiaon, s t r i p mining, and mechanized fanning have contributed to the West Virginia revolution. Mr. Ruby, who has done considerable strip mining, has filled in the ugly pits and replanted the scars, using chicken and turkey manure to grow new pasturage. Ruby flies has turkey eggs from San Bernardino, Calif., a million per season, Some of his chickens are housed in the iManhelm Caves, where the Alpha Portland Cement Co. once dug out limestone, leaving behind huge tunnels under the mountain. The advantage of raising chickens underground is the evenness of the rlimate. It doesn't change more than 10 degrees winter or summer. At Oakland, Md., to the north, Ruby operates a poultry packing plant, processing 80 chickens a minute, 4,800 chickens an hour. Oilman Sylvester, the plant manager, doesn't waste anything except the hens' cackle. Chicken feet are sent to Hong Kong for part of the standard Chinese diet. The feathers are ground up in ch'cfcen blood for a feed used in Italy and Japan for chickens, hogs and cattle. WASHINGTON. . . A detached observer of the American iceiw would be forced to conclude that the people of the United States ait IncapaWt of wlf-foveinment. Tin efidenct of self- sonrmnent It In tb* vitality of the legislative procets; and IB the United States, legislative pcoctii li decaytaf. Tfati li a curious (ate for a once-vital Republic. Thomas Jeffawn foresaw the end. Often doubted tte people's capacity to pre». serve their fovemment but only Jefferson saw the source of decay. He said: "It has long, however, been my opinion, and I bave never shrank from its expression ... that the germ of dissolution of our federal government is In the constitution of the federal judiciary." Gem. UM Lewis THE FEDERAL JUDICIARY was designed to preserve the constitutional balance. But the power to rave is also the power to destroy. A political judiciary contemptuous of the restraints of law ii not loath to destroy a priceless heritage. In so doing, the court destroys the very rule of law, and Its own credibility. To assert that the law is what the court says, and not what the legislators said, makes a mockery of law. These are the words of dictators. Hie function of the court is not to make law bat to apply what the legislature intended. The British parliamentary system does not tolerate such nonsense from judges. Parliament is supreme and the courts nave no power to restrain it. In seeking to restrain legislative excesses which in British history had bred tyranny, the founding fathers devised a written constitution. Unwittingly, they created a greater tyranny. The Supreme Court today is as arrogant and illegal as the contemporary dictators of other countries. IN CALIFORNIA, direct legislation by the people asserting a fundamental right of freedom of association has arbitrarily and capriciously been set aside-by the State Supreme Court. The court uses the Constitution to pervert the Constitution. British history makes clear that those men are governed worst who are governed by judges. Only a pusillanimous people, ignorant of their responsibilities and careless of their freedoms would submit to judicial rule. The American people, alone in all the world, are so ruled today. The American system of divided powers has failed. The courts have seized the legislative authority. Our system provides no restraint of these judicial excesses because the founding fathers, accustomed to British practice, never dreamed that judges would become so arrogant and so dishonest. ONLY A BLUNT REJECTION of these "excesses by the Congress -- not by constitutional amendment, but by direct legislative action -- could redress the balance. Congress could reduce the Supreme Court to three members, forcing retirement of the older justices. It cou!ii establish a requirement of lengthy judicial experience for new appointees. It could establish a retirement age for justices. It could redefine the jurisdiction of the court, excluding apportionment and similar political questions. This Congress will not act. It is by every measure the worst Congress in the history of the country. Will the American people awaken to the intolerable tyranny of the federal courts? Will they now elect a Congress with a smidgen of self respect? Or have habits of obedience to law made our people insensitive to the destruction of law? "To be, or not to be: that is the question." WASHINGTON -- Sen. Paul Fannln (R-Ariz.) has called for the dismissal of a federal official who recently urged MexicVnerfcaiu to 'take to,the streets" to secure their demands. The official is John Binkley, deputy director of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission. Addressing a meeting of Mextean- A m e r i c a n leaders in Phoenix, Btahley s a i d the commission not only sanctions civil disobedience bid; encourages it A second federal official, George Boy- bal of the Equal Employment Ooportun- ity Office, voiced similar views at the Phoenix conference. "Nothing ever came about in the civil rights movement by being nice," Roybal said, "It takes direct and militant action. I have little patience for diplomats. Those who sit on the sidelines and don't want to put their jobs in jeopardy should remain on the sidelines forever." SEN. FANNIN SAYS that those who "preach the alien doctrine of civil disobedience are engaged in a vicious campaign to set class against class and race against race." It is Inexcusable, he says, "that anybody in the employment of the Federal government should be traveling around our nation trying to incite a riot" Sen. John Tower (R.-Tex.) agrees with his GOP colleague. He terms distressing the fact "that bureaucrats paid by the taxes of all Americans (have urged disobedience of federal, state and local laws and have attempted to set Americans against Americans in a class confrontation." BinMey and Roybal are by no means the first federal officials to counsel civil disobedience or endorse the tactics of the radical left. Under the Administration's antijpoverty program, militant "direct action" has been encouraged from coast to coast. PROTESTS GENERATED by anti-poverty officials were so explosive that Mayors John F. Shelley of San Francto- co and Samuel Yorty test year accned the Office of Economic Opportunity of "fostering class struggle." In a Joint s t a t e m e n t they said the "trying to wreck local government by setting the poor against City HalL" Mayor William F. Walsh of Syracuse has repeatedly charged that federal funds were used in his city to "train agitators" and teach "Marxist doctrines of class conflict." Anti-poverty workers in Syracuse have organized demonstrations, rent strikes and matches on Cttjr HalL Federal funds were used to bail out anti-poverty workers arrested during a raucous protest in tfte County Office Building. "The use of. federal tax money to bal persons who have intentionally, willfully and deliberately flouted the law Is Im* m o r a l and possibly illegal," Mayor Walsh said at the time. "Teenagers read the papers and hear on news broadcasts that adults are deliberately violating ithe law. This, in part, accounts for the fact that more than 70 per cent of the crimes of violence In Syracuse are committed by teenagers." UNDER A "consumer education" program financed by Washington, antiio- verty workers in several cities are telling shoppers which products to buy, and which to spurn; organizing boycotts of local merchants; and mapping plans for cooperatives that will compete with private enterprise. Here in Washington, the local anti-poverty agency helped organize a recent boycott of the D.C. Transit Company, the city's major bus line. Men and women employed by the Federally-financed United Planning Organization distributed leaflets attacking the'owner of D.C, Transit in scurrilous terms and drove privately-owned automobiles, trucks and buses as free transportation in competition with the bus line. The boycott was sponsored by the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee in protest against a proposed five-cent fare increase. Handbills supporting the boycott were widely distributed byUPO workers. EXTRA SHOPPING HOURS TUESDAY SHOP ALL THREE STORES 1\T1L 9! our ftiotit/i-encJ all three stores! tomorrow only! no mail or phone orders! SYRACUSE · SHOPPtNGTOWN AND NOW AT FAIRMOUNT FAIR extra value u OH iron \ · coats-suits, second floor orig. 25.98 jr. 2-pc. suits . .· ............ $25 orig. 29.98 jr. laminated coats ...... ..... $14 orig. 25.98 check-all-weather coats ........ $14 · dresses, second floor orig. $35-$45 cocktail or wool dresses. ....... $5 orig. 11.98-12.98 casual, daytime dresses ...... $8 orig. 1 1.98 misses, half size dresses ......... $7 orig. 6.98-8.98 casual dresses ............ $3 · .sportswear, second floor orig. 19.98 cashmere cardigans .......... 3.99 orig. $8-$18 spring coordinates .· ....... HOFJF · budget sportswear, street lloor orig. 8.99 cotton shifts ................ S3 orig. 7.99 2-pc. seersucker suits ........... $3 · men's shop street floor orig. 19.95 zip-lined raincoat* ....... ... 9.68 · men's and bogs' shoes, street floor orig. $15 Roblee mustang shoes . .......... $5 · girls-teens wear, third floor orig, $3-$5 girls, teens spring blouses ....... llSS · lingerie, third floor orig. $9 nylon full slips ................ $S · fabrics, third floor orig. $1-1.69 Dan River, sportswear cottons . 35c yd. · boys' wear, third floor orig. 9.99 boys' dress slacks $288 SHOPPliVGTOWN · furniture (1 ofea.) orig. 359.95 crewel print wing sofa .... . . r orig. $219 90" rust tweed sofa. . . . orig. 249.95 nylon tapestry love seat ...... $149 orig. 259.95 pine trestle ext. table ........ $149 · mirror, pictures (1 ofea.) orig. $50 framed mirror ....... ... orig. 49.95 horse picture $25 · lamps (1 of ea.) orig. 69.95 La Botique lamp . . ,, ......... $55 orig. $45 Mario table lamp ............ $36 · domestics, bath shop orig. 3.99-8.99 nylon scatter rugs ........ $2-$G orig. $15 decorative hamperette* ....... , . $11 orig. 4.99-9.49 celadsud natjress pads .... $3-$£ orig. 7.98 Fieldcrest jacquard blankets ...... 1.50 orig. 17.98 Martex jpreads, full ........... $8 · howseirare* orig. 8,95 TV trays ................. 3.88 orig. 8.98 bread boxes .............. 4.59 ig. 9,95-1 0.95 insta-brewer coffee makers. . . 4.99 · china, gifts orig. 3.98-9.98 alabaster items ...... 1.99-4.99 orig. $1-$6 white porcelain dinnerware accessories ................ 50C-2.50 tomorrow at all thrice stores! savings of 25% to 66%% · howsetrares, fourth floor orig. 6.98-11 98 Lincoln pantryware . . . 1.99*1.89 orig. 10.98lnsto-brewers ............. 4.99 · togs, sporting aooif, fifth flow orig, 2.98 Tammy family do"; ............ 91 It*(1 ofea.) . orig. $160 bronze wool plwsh, 12x9.10- $99 orig. $335 bamboo heavy acrtlarj, 12*19.10 . . $219 orig. $315 martini wool plush, 12x12.6 $199 orig. $550 ivory heavy wool plush, 12x17. . . .$360 · draperies orig. 13.98-39.98 lined solid and printed draperies, 84" long $$.$20 · rwas, sixth floor orig. $99 wool braided rugs, 10x14'. ....... $75 orig. $10 area rugs, 22x48" ............. $3 · appliances, stereo (1 of«o.) orig. 159.50 Hoover washer, copper, asis'. . . . $12$ orig. 199.95 Ambassador tterco component . . $15$ FAMRMOUMf FAIR · dresses, street floor , orig. 11.98-14.98 misses', half size dresse* $7 orig. 11.98-14.98 jr. jr. petite dresses $7 orig. $40 cocktail dresses " $28 orig. $55 wool knits, street dresses $28 orrg. 11.98-17.98 maternity dresses $5 · sportswear, street floor * orig. $6-$7 cotton knit poor boy tops 4.88 orig. $8-$10 proportioned length skirts 4*57 · budget sportswear, street floor orig. 7.99 misses'2-pc. seersucker suits $3 orig. 4.99 misses' slacks $2 · accessories, street floor orig. 1.65 textured hosiery 2Se orig. $2 assorted jewelry S7f · shoes, street floor orig, $14-$16women'ssummer shoes $.90 · draperies, second floor orig. 9.99-11.99 wool look -fiberglass I A A A*k drapene $*·$ 9 · domestics, second floor orig. 9.99 wall-to-wall nylon rugs $3 orig. 19.98 acrylic blankets, 66x90 $7 · men's wear, street floor orig. 19.95 zip lined raincoat* 9.6$ orig. $4 young men's dress shirts 2.59" · boys'wear, street floor orig. $11 voiour Ponderosa jackets 3*50 orig. $4-$5 famous namr shirts 1.97 · toddler'* wear, street 5loor orig. $3 boys' cardigans, 2-4 $2 orig. $4 girls' cardigans, 2-4 $2 · fabrics, second floor orig. 2.99 bonded knitt 1.99 yd. · riif*, second floor orig, $99 blue nylon, 12x11.8(1) $99 orig. 9.79-23.99 area accent rugs $0»$18 orig. $139 gr«n nylon 501,9.2x14.9(1) $99 misses 9 blouses and shirts ORIG. 3.99. Many smart $tyles and fabrics. Solids and prints, budget sportswear, street floor and street floor, faimount fair « better handbags ORIG. $9. Dressy and casual styles in many popular, colors. handbags, street floor and street floor, fairmount fair · men's sport shirts ORIG. $4-$5. Choose from many colorful patterns at terrific savings! men's furnishings* street floor downtown · decorator 1.39 ORIG. 1.99. Many solid colors , with fringed comers. fifth floor, at shoppingtown · andatfairmoiaitfair aosro roi^r. , , ^ Y v s

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