"As I Was Saying, You'lV, Find This Is A Really Great Year" Is Devaluation The Answer? How Now U.S. Trade? The Public Interest Is The First Concern of This Newspaper ', Monday, February 19, 1973 Flooding , The Arkansas River, navigable though it 'is from the Mississippi to Tulsa, is still Ruh- ject to the threat of flooding, warns Col. Donald G. Weinert, Little Rock District Engineer. '"'"'. Weinert's remarks were addressed to Pulaski County officials last week. Most people erroneously believe that the construction --of the McGlellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System has eliminated flooding along Â· the river, says the colonel.. Â· There are seven flood control lakes in Oklahoma', Col. Weinert points out, and none in Arkansas. The implication is clear enough. Though he doesn't say so, the head Engineer ,, apparently wouldn't mind a flood control .project or two on such streams as Lee Creek, ...the Mulberry, Big Piney and Oadron. The Ozark Society's work, we fear, will Â·never be fully done. Points Seymour Hersh of the New York Times, ,._vyho won a Pulitzer Prize for uncovering the Â· .My Lai massacre affair, doubts the wisdom "Â· of legislative protection for the "rights" of Â·the journalist. He .says he would prefer to depend upon the First Amendment of the --Constitution, and he has a point, we believe. Meanwhile, though, the Broadcasting aÂ»)d Film Commission of the National Council of Churches feels that the freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment are under the greatest strain since the days of the Red scare during the era of the late Sen. Joe McCarthy. The church group calls attention pertinently to .the fact that the First Amendment deals with "religious liberty," as well as the press, and that if the boat sinks, all the passengers go with it. The Commission is particularly concerned, Jt says, with jailing of reporters for refusal to reveal their sources; for government pressure on broadcasters; President Nixon's veto last year of the public broadcasting bill; and 'g.n apparent move by the White House to :jdiminish the power of the Federal Communi- ; Cations Commission. ; The Commission has a pretty good point, ; too. Amnesty Amnesty rates right up there with abortions, busing, gun control and no-fault insurance as a keenly emotional issue of the day. A prevailing mood of the nation seems in opposition to the idea. Sen. George Mc: -)Govern, who favored amnesty on traditional "grounds, never seemed to touch a responsive chord among the electorate during his campaign last fall, and President Nixon's hard- line approach gets less criticism than lots of things he says and does. Mostly, people Â·'geem to prefer not to mention ,i.t^.i America isn't a hardline nation, however, fts a matter of history. Tolerance and forgiveness are supposed to be among the quali-. ties of free and equal men. Plow rarely, though, one hears reasoned, low-key discussions of amnesty. Comment, therefore, by John Holt, Boston educator, is refreshing if nothing else. "Those who were conscientious combatants," says Holt, ". . . went to Vietnam , . . believing that in doing so they were fighting com- ~TOunism or protecting their own country -such men have no cause to complain about ^.amnesty. If wars must be fought, those who * believe in them should fight them. '' "Nor does that vast majority of Americans who did not go to Vietnam have a just complaint. In justice they should have no voice in the matter, though in fact their voice will decide. But the men who went unwillingly to Vietnam do, perhaps, have some special right to say what ought or ought not to happen to those who refused to go, and I think we owe them a chance to say how they feel about it. It is perhaps with them that the draft refusers should make their peace." Free Enterprise A candy wholesaler received an order for $11.50 worlh Of candy to be shipped on credit lo the "Horsie Hollow Candy Company." The wholesaler asked for a credit reporl from Dun and Bradstreel. The f i r m investigated and promptly sent back this report to the candy dealer: "The Horsie Hollow Candy Company is a small business house, retailing candies at Horsie Hollow, a small Mississippi community. Proprietors a r e : Royal While and Thomas Flippcn. Both are 11 years old; both unmarried. Value of cash and merchandise on hand: $13.25. largely in chocolate bars, gum drops and Toolsie Rolls. Fixtures and store building, which was remodeled from an old chicken coop, valued at $45. No liabilities.". The candy was promptly shipped--Rocky Mount (N. C.) Telegram Jfortljtnest Arkansas Stoiea 212 N. East Ave., FayeKevtllc. Arkansas 72701 Phone 442-6242 Pmblished every afternoon exccpl Sunday. 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IMost airlines, with.the exception of BOAC and Air France, Jiave dropped their options on! the supersonic plane, and this 'Bould Strain relations between f i n e French and British who piave poured billions of dollars into the project. . ' A summit meeting between the two countries was heud in txndon last week to discusb the problem. ] Pierre LaFrance, speaking f o r the French, \said. "Messieurs, we are in serious trouble. No one will buy, 1 the Concorde." ; ,' S i r Reginald Bottom}?, spokesman for the British,; said. "Well, let's all have a .cup of tea." . ' . ! "Zut alors." said LaF,j,iance, "this is no time to drintf tea. The situation is desperffte. I propose .we . have a glpi'ss of cognac." "Tea." said Bollomly. "Cognac." said LaFrankve.. One of the British deflcigatcs said, "Gentlemen, let us (let on with the meeting. I thmk we should look on the brighteir side of things, After all, BOAO and Air France have ordered the Concorde." .1-M1NUTE TRIP "That is correct." said another French delegate. ''And now it will take only iihren minutes for an Air Frartce plane to fly from Paris to London-,." "Now wait a minute," 1 Bot- vnmly said. "I might remind you that it will take only Biree minutes for a BOAC plaun to fly from London to Parfgu. If we're going lo prove that' :lhis plane is profitable, we should Â· have only ONE airline fly' the London-Paris and Paris-London routes." "E x a c t e m e n I," sai r * La- Francc. "Therefore, it 'should be Air France." "BOAC," said Bollomly: "Air France is noted TOT ils food. We can serve a better dinner." "In three minutes?" Bollomly asked. "Gcnllernen." .said one of 'the Â· Brilish delegates, I don'l beli-cyc gelling from London lo Pairis in three minute., will impress the other airlines. We must rJo something more riramalic.. 11 seems lo me thai the m*wn issues, besides the unprofitable lond factor, are Ihe noise sS well as the breaking of the- sound barrier. These am ecological problems lhal musli be overcome before we can sell Ihe Concorde. If we solve these, we will sell your plane lo every airline in the world." "That is brilliant," LaFrance- said. "We need English partners to tell us this?" "Walt. I dirt not raise the issues without a sqlulion." Ihe British delegate said. "What I suggest we do is make a much larger airplane. Iwice Ihe size of the Concorde." "It's impossible," LaFrance said. "You cannot have n supersonic plane twice as large as the Concorde." "You can," said Bottomly, "if you cut down the speed of the plane to 600 miles per hour." "But that is not supersonic," a French delegate protested. NO BOOM ' ' Q u i t e . ' ' said Botlomly. "Therefore there won't be any complaints about the sonic boom." "Mafinifique," the French delegate said. "We could have an upstairs bar on the plane." "And a piano in Ihe lourist lounge." T h e British delegation unrolled a large blueprint. "By slowing down the plane lo (ifln miles per hour and doubling Ihe passenger capacity, your fuel costs can be cut in half." The French delegation studied the plans. LnFrance said, "I think we have solved our problem. We shall give orders to build R prototype immediately. What shall we call the plane?" Bollomly said. "We need something thai will fire up the public's imagination. Our people suggest we call it the Concorde 747 1/2." LaFrance jumped with j o y . "We have made aviation history!" (C) l!)7.'i, Los Angeles Times The Washington Merry-Go-Round Death Of OEO: A Bldody Business WASHINGTON (ERR)-Maybe the United States should try to get another monetarv crisis going. Settling the last one with a 10 per cent cheapening of the dollar on Feb. 12 earned President Nixon the applause of bankers and economists around the world. Even French Finance Minister V a l e r y Giscard d'Estaing, normally a sharp critic of U.S. economic policy, came out formally In favor of the devaluation. Those shadowy personages who play the money markets-Including ttie cash-flow experls e m p l o y e d by multnational firms and, the treasurers of Middle Eastern oil countries- are even happier. They created the crisis in the first place by dumping dollars on the central banks of several European countries and Japan. The West German Bundesbank was forced to swallow an estimated $6 billion in the space of a week. The marks that were bought with dollars can now be converted back into dollars with a tidy WOO million profit. The average American isn't so lucky. Since the dollar Is now worth less compared with other currencies, imports will cost more. The higher prices will discourage some sales and that should help the serious imbalance of trade problem. But a lot of imports, like oil and chromium, are unavoidable. The higher cost of these items will help to pump up inflationary pressures. SOME ANALYSTS believe the monetary crisis was all a big mistake. The United States, with an inflation rate of only 3.4 per cent and Industrial production increasing at 10.4 per cent a year, was outstripping all its European competitors. Charles Stahl, e d i t o r of an economic newsletter, said the crisis was manufactured "by idiots on all sides." What prompted Ihe flight from the dollar, however, was the revelation of a 1972 deficit of $8.4 billion In foreign trade. Since the United States apparently couldn't hack It m trade international investors concluded that either the dollar must be overvalued or other currencies undervalued. They also reportedly thought that removal of the Phase It economic controls would open the way for a new round of American intlatioh. By flying from dollars into other currencies, ' the rnoney players showed their contempt for a cherished monetary concept: that the. value' of a currency is based on a nation 3 productive power. More important in telr calculations ara balances of trade and government policies. And in the final analysis, it is the international money market, not governments, that decides the real value of various currencies. THE MONETARY SYSTEM devised at Bretton Woods, N. H.. in 1944 lasled 27 years. Its , successor, created in Ilia Smithsonian A g r e e m e n t of December 1971. has fallen apart after only 14 months. The first one was based on gold worth $35 an ounce, the second on gold worth $38 an ounce and the next system will be based on gold worlh $42.22. But something new will ha added. Along with devaluation, President Nixon has proposed legislation allowing him to raise tariff and nontariff barriers to imports at will. The use of such Â·restraints is outlawed by the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade but virtually every trading country uses them. By requesting such powers, the administration has given U.S. trading partners a clear warning that it intends to get tough on imports. This has long been regarded as necessary in protectionist quarters. But in others, it is seen as the possible prelude to a worldwide trade war. By JACK ANDERSON WASHINGTON -- Howard Phillips, the young arch-conservative whom President Nixon picked to demolish the Office of Economic Opportunity, has in two weeks turned the war on Â·poverty into a purge of moderate Republicans. Phillips is suppored to be dismantling OEO and reducing the staff. Actually, he has been hiring dozens of arch-conservatives who. collectively, are earning tens of thousands of dollars per month to advise Phillips where to aim his wrecking ball. Phillips' demolition crew is replacing moderate Republicans who are being summarily dismissed -- some without even a wave of the hand from t fl e new "acting" poverty chief. "Phillips isn't dismantling OEO. He's dismembering it," one outgoing OEO official complained. "It's a bloody business. It could have been done with dignity." A typical firing took place late one afternoon l a s t week when a phone call from Phillips' eighth floor suite came down to Rodger Belts, an able Republican administrator who served as a deputy assistant director 1 . Betts was told he and his staff had 30 minutes to clean, out their desks and move across the street where OEO outcasts are now in a holding p a t t e r n until they can find new jobs. Tile next morning. New York Senator Jim Buckley's administrative assistant. David Jones, took over Belts' fifth floor offices and began to direct operations. Buckley's office tells callers that Jones is "on tem- jporary leave of absence." Conservative consultants earning $100 a day are invading other OEO offices. "My office foils actually doubled," an OEO administrator told us. "I've got three consultants, now. and ttiree professional staff people." The "consultants" are busily crating thousands of Â· OEO documents--some , f o r the watrehouse, others for the in- cineralor. AGNEW MEMO M'panwhile, Vice President Agnew's office has sent over a d o c u m e n t which Phillips' wrecking crew i s , guarding closely. In no uncertain terms, the memo spells out what Phillips should attack first. "Of ail the OEO programs, I-cgeU Services is the one most c a p a b l e o f fundamentally altering America," states the memo. "For that alone, it should be the first eliminated." This program has been providing free legal services to the poor -- much to the consternation of landlords, employers, banks and 1 o. e a l officials, who have been hauled into court by the disadvantaged and deprived. The White House has assured liberals on Capitol Hill that the President will submit a bill to Congress soon to establish a legal service corporation. But Phillips' people apparently are i g n o r i n g t h e President's p r o m i s e a n d considering 1 alternative ways of reforming legal services. In the memo which vice presidential aide David Kenne forwarded to Phillips' office last week. President Nixon's l e g a l corporation is dismissed as "not salable politically." In place of the corporation, the memo suggests that the federal g o v e r n m e n t channel "seed money" to "more traditional" private legal aid groups. "First," the memo points out, Toddy !n History By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tcday is Monday, Feb. 19th. the 50th day of 1973. There are 315 days left in the year. . ' Today's highlight in history: On this date in 1878, Thomas A. Edison was granted a patent for the phonograph. On this date-In 1473, the man credited with founding modern astronomy. Copernicus, was born in Torun. Poland. In 1803, Ohio was admitted to the union. In 1881, Kansas adopted prohibition againsl alcoholic beverages. In 1915. during the World War I, the British and French bombarded the Dardanelles. In 1959, Britain, Greece and Turkey signed an agreement providing ' independence for Cyprus within one year. Ten years ago: The Soviet Union agreed to withdraw troops which had been stationed in Cuba. . "control of thin traditional legal aid societies '.rests with ABA- type lawyers, ft group not noted for a penchant for radical reform. Second 1 , the local groups are necessarily '.fragmented, and with no special -, focus. Although national coordJjv ation by law reform pove^i^ists is still possible, it js made considerably more dfl'ficult." Footnote: A sjÂ» ikesman f o r the Vice Preside n t insists tihat Agnew personally endorses the President's idea : of a legal s e r v i c e s corporation. "The memo," added t! ii spokeman, "was sent to OEO; without the Vice President's' % official endorsement." i HEBERT'S DEN \MOTHER The old crusty tcVairman of the House Armepl Services . C o m m i t t e e , Reg . Edward Hebert, D-La., appai ently has kissed and made up- with the only woman on his ciommittee, Pat Schroeder, t b Â» young housewife from Colontuio. Mrs. Schroeder, urilh little more than a mont'h : . of experience on Capitol jjiUl, has already earned a repuliation as a skillful diplomat. Sttne out- m a n e u v e r e d Hebi t\ 'I and wangled a seat on It^bert's powerful committee -- -4 espite stern objections from t9e old chairman himself. Hebert was hopping meif over the appointment. He was furious that his colleagues woul'd go against his wishes and i.seat Mrs. Schroeder together '.with black liberal Ron Dellums.. D- Calif. ' At the heighl of the squabt le, Hebert happened to bump iÂ» ito Mrs. Schroeder's husband, J h m , on the Capitol Hill subway. ' M So you're the one who tm;rriud t h a t woman," Hebeit ihar- rumped. But since her appoitutnnenl, Mrs. Schroeder has sm:oo'thei' Hebert's ruffled featheiis. Sha assured the chairman that she's not going to be "a skinnj' Bellsi' Abzug," as Hebert had fjuared. Relations are now so 'cordial that Mrs. Schroeder kftWingly calls herself in front of; Hebert the committee's "tokeci woman" who will provide ''cookies and milk at the . committee hearings." H e b e r I , for his part, autographed a copy of hiis bonk, "Creed of a Congressman," for Mrs. Schroeder, addressing her as "Our C o m m i t l e i e Den Mother." ! ( C ) 1973, by 1QJN1TED Features From The People End Of The Tunnel??? To the Edilor: End of the Tunnel? How slow are Ihe wheels of Justice can be parodied to "how pokey can city government be on the subject of taxica,bs?" If you recall Saturday's (Feb 10th) article in the TIMES, you probably said to yourself that the city government really didn't need to make a study lo find out that city cab service was poor. To those of us vho own cars (most of us) and still drive (most of us) such a revealing study and article didn't mean much. But to those over 50, too poor or infirm to own and drive a car, it meant a great deal, and hope sprung eternal once again. I wish all of you could read the letters submitted to the city's study. A review of the TIMES of past years would have been far more revealing as to what has' been happening on this subject of taxi service in Fayetteville; but lime is important right now and a few excerpts from The Minutes of the City Board of Directors will serve our purpose: 6 July 1970 -- complaints to the City Manager from citizens were reviewed by the Board of Directors. - Manager Howe reported that the cab company was sincerely trying to comply with ordinances requiring rate- zone maps, rate schedules, and driver-Identification to be in the car. 1 March 1971 -- 141 citizens signed petition that a second cab company be authorized. Attorney Tom Pearson argued that the Yellow Cab Co. was purchasing hew cabs and that it was already too difficult for one cab company to survive economically in Fayetteville; therefore two simply could not. Directors Orton and Utley voted for authorizing the new taxi; the other Directors voted no, ' 18 September 1972 -- again a petition for a second taxi company. with the same complaints aired. Mayor Starr ' r e q u e s t e d the City Man- .ager to c o l l e c t and analyze Â·compaints over next six months. ,- Â£Phe petition of Mr. John A. Warren was "tabled" until 20 March 1973. The above three dates and accompanying facts were taken from official City records, open to the public hut rarely publicized except by the newspapers. Why a study wns needed for such an obvious situation, known to city officials and city Directors, defies me. At the last Directors' meeting (February 6th) the City Attorney said he had written a letter to the cab company pointing out the specific violations noted in the study, that he would talk with the Chief of Police about ENFORCING the present taxicab ordinances, and that the study or survey should be placed on the next Board meeting agenda along with a proposed rate structure ordinance. Director Stanton asked that others interested in applying for a Public Convenience a n d Necessity Certificate (license lo operate a taxi) should file their petitions so that all of them can be considered al the March 6th Board meeting. Those citizens who are interested and concerned are probably asking why do we have laws governing the opera- lion of taxis when it takes a special, study to get them enforced; or why must we study a situation which harks back at least three years prompting letlers to the Editor, petitions to the City Fathers, and utter frustration and complete disenchantment of a large segment of the population. Well, the end of the tunnel appears in sight, bul only if you are vigilant -- hey there, VIGILANTE, how about that? You no longer have an alderman of your own ward to call or write to, but you do have seven City Directors. You should know at least one of them, but in case you don't, you have a City Manager, telephone 521-7700. In case you don'l know a Director's name or phone number, give me a ring, I'll provide it. See you at the end of the tunnel. T. C. Carlson. Jr. Fayetteville They'll Do It Every Time Â® wwr'i-L WRS.MMK. 'WTHE OTHER PRIZES WERE soMsA s~t-t-e: -niii-r nj/i rwe_ \t Ti l i t l / 1 V*M\ ^/~Â»i 11 r\ l \ Â£ Â£ . i . UAJjft'IG ' By H. B. Dean Bible Verse "Therefore ail things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so lo them: for this is the law and "the prophets." Matthew 7:12 Some seem to have everything bul manners and feelings andi without them all else means nothing and all of their assets become liabilities. "Be ye kind and tender hearted, forgiving one another oVcn as Ciod for Christ sakejhath forgiven you." "He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls." Proverbs 25:28 To give in to every whim of the flesh Is art invitation to evil for a "lake over" of everything that is good and Godly. WINNER OF THE _OW6ROSS-PI J1NFEWHER-HERE SEES THAT Bi6 EYE- U TMIN6OU COULDOS6"- WHSJ1S SORE'-THEYU^EIH I \TMATMETALMOMSTROSnV rOUARE, PINKY- \ (THANKSnAUITTT-ETWO-ROOfA I ^*~~ GOOOFOR? C'ONORATUUATIONS.'J.-^^--,,--\ APARTMENT _ _ IT'D WAKE A GOOP DOORSTOP Wf I THREW FOR A2EPPEUIN Â· THE TOUR^- HAN6AR,' ^-^^ WENT! I CD OUT WANT TO U US Our Files How Time Flies 10 YEARS AGO M e m b e r s of the State Forestry Department fought 11 fires.' throughout the district over Uie weekend and through yesterday, Mrs.. A. ' M. Harding, 77, widow of a former University president, died this morning In 15 YEARS AGO ' Tlift jfurchas* of about 155 acres for PArt of the proposed Pea Ridge National Park was completed yesterday. The Intjilstrlal Committee of the SptitUdMe Chamber of Commerce has been voted the power to 4*81 with industrial 25 YEAiRS AGO City Mtft slate highway d e p a r t m e n t officials are studying a na* route for High-. way 71 that tw/o would angle off the nresebt .highway at about South Second'" Street, hitting S. College at Ro'ok Street Dr. C. P. Sikxo of Sprlngdale liss filed suit agatnsl County Judge Witt farter and the a local hospital after an illness of several months. New and far-reaching powers were voted to the Rogers' Board of Adjustment late yesterday In a special meeting of the Cttv Council. prospects at a meeting of Sprlngdale civic leaders Dr. John Tyler Caldwell, University of Arkansas president, has been invited to attend a naional conference In Washlnglcn, D.C., on U.S national security. I Counly Hospital Board seeking an injunction on plans 'to build a county hospital on the north edge of Fayetteviile, The Fayetteville Pire Depart. merit has fought eight fires in 12 hours and Fire. Chief Henry George is asking citizens to use caution Jn burning trash and dead brushes.
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