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Row, Row Your Boat Gently Down The Stream The Public Interest It.lh* First Concern oJThls Newspaper President Nixon Is Seen Abroad As The Winner ' Thuwtay, Auflusl 10, T972 K · » In The Future : . , Northwest Arkansas look ftjryvprd to an auditorium'which "would serve %^,.f'Convention center. -. . , '·;.' "The area hasn't much chance of getting (one..very' soon, but it is something toJ.an- ticipate, and securing such a building isn't "Jout of mind very long at a time when future ^projects are mentioned. ' . ' ; : · i'' ,0nce;here, ,such -a center Vould 'demand a ·jgreat deal of promotion to keep it going. . |' 'It could, play^an'important'part in at- itracting meetings of, all kinds, People like to fcbme to Northwest Arkansas, and more would lit a' proper auditorium were available. ·Whether, it could be made to pay .its own , way, as well as serving convention guests is 'the problem. L . . , . . , . ' . ' - . · A number of cities are entering the convention competition. Memphis, for example, where the Everett B. Cook Convention Center is under construction. That city is planning to send Chamber of Commerce represen- Jatives all over the country to make a case for convening there. · · . : " . . . . They'll work to schedule conventions years in advance, carrying with them, film, -brochures, facts and figures on their ne\v Center, prepared to prove to one and all that Memphis is ready with all the facilities neces-. sary. ' ; ' · . ' '. "· , An auditorium here would take care of all the events brought to town by the Community Concerts series; it would be available for lectures; it would court road shows. And it would be open to organizations looking for places they can meet. , Presumably it would contain rooms for small groups as well as one large room to ac' comodate thousands. Perhaps it would have facilities for serving large ^dinners and lurn cheons. It would be roomy .and. with .excellent accoustics so that hearing would be no problem. And plenty of parking accommodations would be provided. ' ' Building such an auditorium is a large order -- and keeping it going undoubtedly would have its hazards. But 'one is! needed, and someday this section of the state will manage to put the idea over. Rooms in this area for housing guests in the number required must be provided, and strides along this line are being made. The Eamada Inn is near completion. A Sheraton is in the planning stage. The Downtown Motor Lodge will sell. some, .of .these, days and perhaps be turned into a first class hotel. '.' The Holiday Inn here has been expanded several times.- A number -of- smaller 'motels in Payettevifle are available, and in Rogers and Springdale are' s accommodations for a number of visitors. '. \ ";-:: We may not have a big. problem, in housing by the time an auditorium and convention center is planned and built. How to make'it pay fdrlitself mayNbe the biggest question to be answered Worth The Money When it was announced several years ago that research on a fast breeder reactor.would be made in Washington County, and that a facility would be built to carry on the experiment at a total cost of some ?25 OOQ QOO, it was difficult to encompass in the mind'such . a project. · · · ".. I 7..' : :'.t:-" · ' ' - However, all went well and with all hands, including the Atomic Energy Commission, expressing satisfaction, the project was a success. The next step in the process, the first commercial nuclear fast breeder'plant, ia to be.constructed in Tennessee, with vthe.cost this time set at half a billion dollars. Again, the size and the scope of the pro- jrram is difficult to grasp. However, looking at what happened Tight' here- in our own county, one can very well believe the $500,000,000 tbat is going to be spent in Tennessee · will be worth, in the future, every cent turned over to the project; · · · · · No End Is Seen To Controls By W. B, pICKlNSON,;JR. WASHINGTON. -- On* - year ago, on Aug. 15, 1971, President Nixon, ordered a 90-day''freeze on all wages, prices : and rents -- the beginning of-the present system of federal economic controls. Ouch, That Smarts ' Delaware has just become the last stale lo give up the whipping post. As for the fate of the whipping toy, wait until after Nov. 7..-- Miami (Fla.) Herald Just How Many Deficit Sharing When President Nixon went 'on:' television a year ago to announce a 90-day freeze on 'wages and prices', He promised to break the back'of inflation .."without tlie. mandatory wage and price [controls that crush economic and personal freedom." Wilhin a few days, however, cabinet officials were conceding that some form of controls would have to follow the freeze. :' They did. : · .. ; What's more, we are likely to be living under conlrols'-for Ihe indefinite future. The President]S:Council"of Economic Advisers how says there is "no fixed scenario -for termiiifation or alteration" of the system. Neilher labor nor management is agitating much for removal 'of qohtrols -- a sure sign that the sanctions lack sharp teeth. The exemptions from controls have been expanded continually b y " administrative action. Some 56 per cent of the nation's nearly. 58 .million private non-farm workers are . exempt .from j Pay .-'. .Board regulation,- -which 'generally limits wage boosts to 5.5 per , cent a year. ' i And many -- although not all ,-- corporations have been able to boost profits : subslanlially despile restraints ' on price increases' Congress, moreover, has broken the : guidelines with a 20 per cent benefit boost for Social Security beneficiaries. ·One way'or another, almost everyone has .found a - w a y to get around. the ':price . wage control bureaucracy that looks more -and more ilike'an a p - ' paralus erected primarily to keep America's international creditors at bay. DEFICIT, SPENDING A case can be made that the real reason, the nation rriust continue to have controls is to be found in Ihe .inflationary consequences ' of ' deficit'! 1 ." federal . spending. The villain; in short, is not the militant union man or the greedy businessman but government itself.- ',···-·* \-Jii\ The : authority ···iife'rVthls'Si is Richard M. Nixon. In-:his 'Stale of Ihe Union Message'of Jan. 22, 1970, he said: "A review of Ihe slark fiscal facts, of the 1 9 5 0 s clearly demonstrate where the primary blame for rising prices must be' placed. In the decade of the sixties, the federal government ,;spent $57 billion more than .it- took -up in taxes." ···.'::.·...'. . AMOUNT GOES UP President Nixon could, not know that the decade of the sixties soon would look like an exercise in fiscal restraint. In fiscal 1971 and fiscal 1972 -budgetary years over which his administration solely presided .- the deficit totalled $23 -billion in each year, and th'e administration expects at least a $27 billion deficit in fiscal 1873. Hobart Rowen, financial editor o f the Washington Post, estimated that the 1973 deficit could hit $40 billion. · The Nixon administration says the Democratic-conlrolled ·Congress is to blame, while congressional leaders claim they have been . culling budgel requests regularly. As the president said in his 1970 speech, "It is tempting to blame someone else for inflation." If you want to get a good reading on the life expectancy of wage and price controls, the place to look is the Treasury balance sheet. There is no way the United Stales can Jet Ihe marketplace freely determine the price of labor and; goods ; until the government brings its income and outgo into closer balance. The near-term outlook. calls for bigger deficits -- and stilfer . controls. . ' , . - . . Wherein lies the logic of congressional efforts to a revenue sharing program at the very time boosling tha national -debt limit to the l celling of $450 billion? -- Columbia CSX?,) State |fcrtfpt««t SUmr* «U V. East Are., Fayelleville, Arkansas 72701 Phone 44Z-6Z42 ............ PvMltfitA every afternoon except Sunday _ Founded June 14, 1860 _ - ' · gecaod Ciats Pottage Paid at Fayettcvllle, Arkansas. MRMBKIl OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ' The Aswciaied Press is exclusively entilled to the tt*e for leptfoiidvm of all news dispatches credited 10 it fit Mt (then/ite credited in this paper and also fee toeel ritv/z published hereto; ..... AH rfgbif (A republicalicn of special dispatches are aim reserved. _ (SUBSCRIPTION RATES ....... (by^rrier) ...... . ....... $2.43 rtitt in V/atbJ/Jgion. Bcnfcm, Madison counties Ark, jand.;Adair County, Okla. ....*../, ..... ;.. W.OO S20.00 $24.00 *7.00 $13.00 $24.00 Ctfy t in cwriUet other than shove: MAll, SUBSCRIPTIONS MUST KK PAID IN ADVANCE The Washington Merry-Go-Rbund · Aghew A- He I pf u I F rlend Of Si natrci By JACK .ANDERSON WASHINGTON -- The late P r e s i d e n t Kennedy quietly disassociated' himself from an admiring Frank Sinatra after reading a Justice'Department d o s s i e r on the singer's racketeer friends. . Vice President S^piro Aghew, however, has - disregarded ad: vice that' he, too, should, keep .Sinatra at arm's length.'. The; vice-president, who met Sinatra t h r o u g h California's Gov. Ronald Reagan^ has found the controversial ;crooner to be 8 warm, .thoughtful, .sensitive friend. ' · · , . . . . . Agn.ew,, therefore,' .accepts Sinatra's. .explanation that he was unavoidably thrbwn into the company of hoodlums during his rise 'froin . the streets of Hoboken, N^.J., and his early days as a nightclub entertainer. The singer has never .been implicated in. any illegal activities himself. In Agnew's company, Sinatra has always been the model or propriety. He still insists upon : addressing Agnew as "Mr. Vice President," although' they have frequently, golfed,. Joked and loafed together. ·'·."·' · Once, another golfer^barged into their company; greeted the vice president with "Hey, Agnew!" and made a blunt remark. Sinatra politely excused himself ['-'followed the intruder out'of 'Agnew's hearing and threateneSKto throw the man out of the c]ilb if he ever addressed the vice president as "Hey, Agnew"-again; ' SINATRA'S FRIENDS · Despite Sinatra's impeccable manners around ; the , vice president, however, the House: Crime Committee possesses FBI reports attesting to the singer's close association with various m o b s t e r s . Two of them allegedly visited Sinatra at his plush Palm Springs,. Calif., hacienda not long after the vice president was a guest there. Even the singer's, 'own attorney, Mickey Rudin, made some startling admissions to committee staff members during the preliminary negogiations o v e r Sinatra's 'appearance before the Crime. Committee. "Look," the fast-talking Rudin · confided at j one. poiiht to Com' rnittee Counsel-'Joe Phillips and his lop ai'de, Ghris , Nolde, "Frank knows 20 of these guys." "What do you; mean 'these guys?' " demanded Nolde. "Do ' you mean organized crime figures?" . "Yeah," admitted Rudin. He went on to mention the singer's "friendship" with such underworld chieftains as Gaetano Lucchese, Sam Giancana and Joseph Fischetti. i · . Later, Sinatra testified he had . met: Lucchese o.nly "once or twice ;a long time ago," and brushed off · questions on other -Ma[i_a associates-.-,,-- . . . . Rudin. originally tried to keep Sinatra out.of an open : hearipg, , explaining that "he.is p.sychotic about " testifying before committees u n d e r oath." .Nevertheless, arrangements -,. were made for Sinatra's appearance. SINATRA DUCKS But as Phillips liter reported Billy Graham My Answer Since the Bible says: "Doth not even nature itself, teach-you that.-if ^ a man .have long hair .it is . a-.shame unto him?". .Corinthians ,11:14., I ..would like' (p.have your.answer about the . controversy about '. long and short hair. D. W. . Through the centuries hair styles have changed like other fashions, and when hair is worn longer than average, the wearer has always come in for criticism. ' .: . One of the few references in the.Bible lo the length of hair, .for men is in Judges 13:5. These are. the words'of the angel of the Lord to the yife.Qf Mano.a.h, '.tKe'mother of .Samson: : "For lo, : tliou shalt .conceive, and bear , a son; and rid razor shall come on his head: for the child shall be a Nazarile unto God. . .and lie shall begin to deliver Israel out of the hand of the Philistines." Samson's long hair was a symbol of his vow to God. It is generally assumed t h a t ' t h e prevailing long style of the patriarch's was long. We also know from painting^ and p h t p g r a p h s that American colonists wore their hair rather long, or-ih the ! event of baldness wore wigs. Styles have alternated from clean-shaven to beards, and from close cropped hair to shoulder length. Paul's counsel which you quote was to the effect t h a t men's hair should differ from women lo distinguish the sexes. .By YOIUCK . 10NDON -- "Nixon I s n l an Idealist. He's'a clover lawyer, and I think'.\vo now recognize that (lie world is snfor wit i v Nixon limn with n IMS calculating or more well i n - , tcnlloned hinn." ' .. This view'of an East Anglian builder is fnlrly typical here. In England, tlespllo the lack of published polls on the American president, Nixon's popularity is "The conservative weekly, The Speclalor, wrote Inst month that, "Tliere is something distinctly unlovely about t h e president; he looks wrong ana he sounds wrong. . . . Vet he may well be the best president we have got and can hope for. The Guardian describes Nixon as a "conservative Republican president who was suddenly converted to left-wing policies -- a m o n g them Keynslan economics, a prices and incomes policy, welfare reform, and a dialogue with Moscow and Peking." ' Such flexibility is admired. 'And despite residual bitterness over last August's handling of the monetary crisis,, there Is sympathetic understanding in England of Richard Nixon s problems/ , . Nixon ran well ahead of Hubert H. Humphrey in the sounding made by the National Opinion Poll in the United Kingdom four years ago. Nevertheless, Nixon's inauguration was awaited with apprehension here. What', people wondered, .would be the "new" Nixon's policies toward Europe? His trip to the . continent in February 1909 . dispelled most doubts. The Times wrote in March, 1969, that, "In London, in Bonne and above all in Paris, (Nixon) was not deflected from his purpose of asking questions, listening carefully and very sincerely pursuing friendly relations." Europeans naturally lend to judge an American president by : 1,1, forolgn policy, «'"'. received Wall tnni'ks T"' to China mid Ills iiemoY In.rcHchlng a Birnloslo Armj- LltnltnUon Trcnly with, V III*. ciirsloiis Into - in a confidenlial memo lo .Chairman Claude Pepper, D- Fla.: "All during this period, according lo his attorney, Mr. Sinatra knew that, he was scheduled to appear on June B. ' ' W e have subsequently learned that at the same time Mr.··. Sinatra's . attorney was discussing the guidelines for Mr: Sinalra's teslimony on June - 8 , i he (Sinatra) boarded an airplane in Los Angeles and left .th'e country." ':. ' : 'Incensed, Pepper ordered a subpoena out for Sinatra at every major port of entry in the country. Sen. John Tunney, D-Calif., who had tried to intercede for Sinatra, toId'-Pep'per: "Go ahead and serve him!'" FRIENDLY CALLS But this brought other calls in Sinatra's behalf. Among them: the vice president's staff, several friendly^ congressmen, and Teamsters official Hal Gibbons. . . ·-. ' 'As a result, Pepper withdrew the : subpoena, permitted Sinatra to appear voluntarily . and agreed to limit the questioning : to Sinatra's holdings in a mob- infiltrated race track. Sinatra showed his gratitude by upbraiding the committee for calling him at all. Footnote: Pepper and his staff have confirmed the quotes we have attributed to Attorney Mickey Rudin. Rudin's office said. "Mr. Rudin does not accept calls from the press." -A .. spokesman for Sinatra told us: "Mr. Sinatra has never denied knowing some of these people." As for the European trip, the spokesman said Sinatra had .. planned it "months earlier." - - ; UNINVITED WITNESS Pat Nixon has confided to friends that she secretly watched the signing of the strategic arms agreement in Moscow in defiance of her husband's orders. The B'irst Lady wanted dipio- . malic wives lo be present for . .the historic event. But President Nixon, fearful lhat the wives might somehow upset the Russians, disapproved. · The determined Mrs. Nixon witnessed the signing anyway. She quietly made her way down a long corridor in the Kremlin and stood behind a pillar as her husband signed the trealy. Next to her was the president's communications expert. Herb Klein. Whispered Mrs. Nixon excitedly: "Herb, I just had to see this -with my own eyes." In Review IN PRAISE OF LIBRARIES Archibald 'MacLeish, "The Premise of Meaning," American Scholar, Summer 1972;-pp.-357362. "What is a. ; collection of 'books?.!.'It 'is merely'th'e unit of collection, a more or , less fungible object made of'paper, print and protective covering that fulfills its bibliographical destiny by being classified as lo subject and catalogued by author and title and properly shelved? Or is 'it , something very dtfferent?...'It Is'not a'soft of scholarly filling station where studenls of all ages can repair lo. get themselves supplied with a tanktul of lilies: not an. aca- .demic facility lo be judged by the quantity of its resources and the promptness of ils services." "On..Ihe contrary,. .it. is an achievement in and of itself-, one of tlie greatest of human achievements b e c a u R e it combines and justifies so many others.... What (s more important in a library than anything else is the fact that it exUts,., " - They'll Dp It Every Time I'D LIKE OKAYT BURN SOME THERE'U.'BE ^ SPECFAt. SORN1MG DM TOBEANMOGWCED rriMTHE WERSf STUBBLE OH IK/PLMXl FARMER siuo FOUND our HE cooup ON iy HAVEABOHRRE ON A«PEqtAU DESIGNATED DAY-" 3 nn . t press ns Ills inopt handling; o the vvnr IwUvoflh IiuHiv. ni«l p ' a k ' l V l n n (···Europeans Imvo; dt plnyod imliont imdei'stBml |W of his efforts to w n i .down t o . war in Vietnam. Wrl Ing tho weekly, To The Point, V clew, do ·Motlcrnfch ·.assorted .limy "President ' Nixon, 1 who labors: under ft somewhat loss nl' tractive. reputation- t h a n , lily challenger when 11 comes to- moral standards, docs have a better plan" . for ending : tho; Vietnam conflict, ,, Last December lho Financial; Times assorted ,lliat, "Tha, Imago of the U.S. fls.-lha" natural leader of. tlifi Western. alliance docs not, shine mule sq; hrifihily as it did before.' . This view no doubt stemmed; in part from:, the president 1 *. apparently diminished;, interest. !n Western Europe. But papers such as . Vienna's conservatlyd: Dlo Presse and Turjns -JefU leaning La Stampa regard N xotv as basically an internationalist. Sen. George McGovornV o a l to "Come homo, America d i s t r e s s e d Europeans. T h a Stuttgarler Zoilung contrasted it unfavorably with 'Nixon's '.first- lerm commitment to keep American troops on the:;coiv T i r i e n t . , The . Democrat a presidential nominee is widely; p e r c e i v e d as a radical isolationist and I he Republican, incumbent as a moderate. "Whichever course McGovern takes." the Guardian wrota shortly after his nomination,: "Mr. Nixon unfortunately still remains the favorite." ·:'. Thus, even those who arc" un sympathetic toward the president expect him to win and ara; placing their bets accordingly. - Vietnam Veterans Invited^ To Become Legionnaires ; .By LEO ADDE CHICAGO --The American Legion, largest of the veterans' organizations, will hold its 51th annual convention Aug. 18-24 in Chicago. Thousands of middle-aged men in. blue overseas caps, joined by a.smattering of aged comrades in arms from World War I, will advance o nlhe American Legion convention Aug. 18 wilh one eye on the ' perplexing. young breed of veteran. Vietnam vets are the, hope of the Legion's future, but an uncertain hope at best. The Legion's leaders are aware that the Vietnam war is far different from earlier conflicts in which proud military units came home lo victory parades and Ihe applause of a grateful nation. ' ' T h e s e fellows (Vietnam veterans) drift home one at a time -- unrecognized, unheralded, and having an adverse society lo meet them," the Legion's current national commander said recently. "A lot of their peer group has turned off on them because they have been in service." T h e Korean war also produced a crop of ex-GIs who had. never tasted final military victory. But the Legion,- its ranks still swelled by World War II combatants, made only, a half-hearted effort to recruit Korean yets. Legion membership, which reached a peak of 3.3 million in 1946, declined lo a low of 2.5 million in 1964, Ihe start of what is termed the "Vietnam era" in military circles. Legion l e a d e r s now acknowledge they were complacent after Korea. And they are determined lo keep.their organization alive at a lime when eight million Vietnam era veterans -- including three million who saw service in Southeast Asia -- are reluming lo civilian life. After a vigorous recruiting campaign, Ihe Legion claims that Vietnam vclerans now conslilute Ihe second- From Our Files largest segment (about 500,000" members) of its. current 2.7,- ·million enrollment. . v It appears, however, that many of these new members,, are career military men whoso ^ . enlistments happened to expire^ - during the past eight years. (1 There is evidence that the pa-^, - triotlc , trappings of- a typical i . Legion:post, hold little appeal]; for .the disillusioned "grunt";-* .from ;a combat, platoon. ,The^ Thunderbird Post near Phoenix, . Ariz..: -liriquntcd an' all-out, effort;., to recruit Vietnam vels^.-Bveri^ ..electing men who. Ayereh't'.' members to official positions." "But they didn't even bother lo come to' meetings," a-'po'st^ official'said. ' · ; · : ' : '_· Other posts have had rnbra^ success wilh recruiting efforts'; less overtly concerned , with,', boosting membership and 'more!' attuned to the'veteran's belief; that his efforts in the war were :, wasted and unappreciated,, The;', key to this sort of appeal may | lie in understanding the vie\v[; expressed by a psychologist .at'? a Veterans . Administration j ' hospital in Michigan: "A soldier;' comes home from Vietnam"^ feeling that he should be looked' 1 up' to for risking his life. Ye|j'' he finds that certain people here'' regard him as a sucker, or even', 1 ; a murderer." ',Borrowing f r o m battlefield" -.lactls, the American Legion is. 0 . w a g i n g a two-front attempt to.' survive and prosper. In adi? dition to recruiting, it is slriving : ' lo reasserl its once formidable^' political clout. Legion officials' are . working quietly witb colleges to induce veterans to-' return lo school, hnd wilh con-?- gressional committees to ex- "^ pand GI Bill of Rights benefits. " "We can't go. p o u n d ' a politt-" cian's desk any more and threaten to defeat him if ha* doesn't go along wilh us," a Legion lobbyist in Washington", said. . . . Like the veleran himself, Ihu L e g i o n has learned that: America has changed since tha* glory days immediately after World War II. How Time Flies 10 YEARS AGO Daughters ol Demeter were hostesses to a series of three t e a s Tuesday afternoon honoring Farm Bureau Women from throughout the stale. Approximately 150 attended tho first anniversary tea of the 15 YEARS AGO Members nf the Arkansas Council of Home Demonstration Clubs will allend a three-tiny meeting at the University starting tomorrow. Some MO members of the Arkansas Junior Chamber of Commerce and Ihclr wives attended 1 25 YEARS AGO Decentralization and peace arc the only two defenses mtnlnsi the ntom bomb, Tie. Miick Graubard, Bclenttat and philosopher from tho University «f ChlctiKo, told Arkansas Kxtonsiun Service workom In conference nl tho University loilny, ' A finlo of ronclniiJn by tlnln- now Glrln rnombero Snlurtlny In Community Adult Cenler last-f Sunday. j; No thalidomide has been dls-'" tribuled in the immediate area,', so far as can be determined'' by a check with doctors a n d ' drug houses. «'·' a board meeting in FaycUevlll*;' Saturday and Sunday, A Methodist Youlh Fellowship'- workshop o f . l h o South Central'' Jurisdiction of the Mcthodl^ Church opened Friday on Ml.- Scrjuoyah at the Western Methodist Assembly Grounds, Fnycltcvlllo took on . tho Snlvnllon Army drive now;' in progress, K. E..MOSS of tho;; Snlvntlon Army reported lo'dny/' Tho second nnnunl Fnyetlc^ vlllo rodeo nnd fllninnedo «pnn-.' Rorcd by Iho Northwest AM kannn« Riding Club, will ho 1 hold, at tho club's dhow grounds; Au«, 28, 20 rind 30. *

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