Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on April 22, 1969 · Page 4
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Xnlfemt Muaaa Stan As I Badge Of Honor it Tkimim Xnx*n fiinai« CMmr. In lit N. Eul An.. Faytttt»Uk. AfkUMt mtl mery aAentt* ciecyt luliy 14. ItM Second CltM Poitagt Paid at Fayettevill*. Arkansai MEMBEB OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Aisociated Press is exclusively entitled to the use for republication of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited in tbit paper and also the local newt published herein. All rights of republication of special dispatches herein an also reserved. SUBSCRIPTION BATES Per Week ............ (by carrier) ............ 4Se Mail rates in Washington. Benton, Madison counties Ark. and Adair County. Okla. 3 months ................ , ..................... $5.00 t months ....................................... J8.50 1 YEAR .............. . ....................... J18.00 City Box Section .............................. $18.00 Mail in counties other than above: S months ....................................... $5.00 ( months ..................................... $10.59 1 YEAR ...................................... $20.00 4 · Tuesday, April 22, 1969 See It On Tree Climbing Spring is, traditionally, the silly season on campuses everywhere, and when sap is in its seasonal ascendancy one can expect, we suppose, a certain amount of foolishness to occur. Thus we are inclined to take the recent tree-in at the University with bemused tolerance. We doubt that tree climbers achieve much of permanent value, and we are equally confident that those who so vigorously protest such protestations wind up their week no less intolerant than they started. We do think the University dean's office and city police acted with wisdom, restraint and good taste throughout the affair, bending their authority to fit the demands of circumstance. Best of all, we understand the tree, itself, suffered only minor damage as a result of its ordeal. And for that we are particularly thankful. Land Valuations We notice where the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority, in preparation for a new project, plans to take options on several routes so as to prevent land speculation on the one that will actually be chosen. . The business of inflated land values for road right-of-way is a serious matter. Arkansas has paid outlaffilSnT^lffljffi sums for - rights-of-way in Conway County in recent months; and elsewhere, long before that. If rights-of-way hadn't taken so much out - of the kitty on Fayetteville's Hwy. 71 By- Pass, for instance, there might have been enough money to avoid at-grade crossing of - railroad tracks in two places. If rights-of-way matters weren't involved, too, the road out to SEFOR might already be paved. We wonder if a slate law designating that rights-of-way compensation be based on a property's assessed valuation of record . wouldn't cure most of the problems? What Others Say THE WASH CYCLE Computerized dating, social clubs, lonclyhearts organizations and all the rest will have to bow to the What's New approach to socializing in modern America. In New York, they've got a combination laundromat-discotheque, guaranteed money-wise to get you twice as clean on washday. Scantily-dressed attendant?; at the door take your dirty clothes and put thrni in the washer for a small fee. Meanwhile, you can enjoy youi'self with $1 drinks at the laundromat's b.'ir. or take to the dance floor. There's even a large agitator with several ta blcs on it, revolving around so couples can drink and watch the action. The dance floor has the psychedelic touch, but not enough to scare away customers in the ovcr-30 bracket. Nevertheless, most of the patrons are singles and ncwlywcds between 21 and :iO years old. Kor one thing, the idea beats heck out of the old Monday washday routine. It might even do wonders for a washed-up social life. -- New Orleans (La.) ' Times-Picayune KISS THE UMPIRE? Brace yourselves, men. The sex revolution in professional sports isn't stopping with an occasional horse race. Already one track is headlining all-girl races, the winner to face the champion of an all- malt contest. The next sport to be invaded way he baseball. H will if Mrs. Bcrnicc Gcra wins the iompl;unt she has filed with the New York State Human KiKhts Commission, claiming sex discrimination. Mrs. (iern wants to be a baschnll umpire. This unlikely pursuit could very well radically Change the sport. How would the spectators -- or the pjaycrs themselves--react to n decision w i t h which they disagreed if it was made hy n lady umpire? n could Wke all the fun out of the whole thinE. -- ·tftvtport (La.) Journal By ALLAN GILBERT In this column last week I mentioned that a friend from Eureka Springs had recommended that city as · particularly lovely example of Orark- ian beauty this spring. Over tht weekend it occurred to me that Fayetteville is paricularly lovt- ly, too, this time of year. In fact, every spring tends to be the nicest. . .ever . . .if you live in the Ozarks. The Maud Duncan Memorial Society is having a reorgani- zational meeting this Thursday. If anyone has an interest, or something to offer, get in touch with Mrs. Foster at the Silver Leaf Trailer Park, Winslow. With all the building and construction activity -- both commercial and residential -- taking place north and east of town, a couple of big projects down south have been somewhat overlooked. The Fayettevillt Country Club is investing a considerable sum of money in a new irrigation system and for new greens and tees on part of the course. Also on South Mountain, an ambitious residential housing development is well tinder way adjacent to the northern edge of the Country Club. The de velopment will eventually include highrise condominium facilities as well as plush single family residences. Utilities and streets are being worked on now, and lot sales and home building can't be too far off. Those who laughed when the State Game and Fish Commis.- sion's lake at Elm Springs wouldn't hold water -- just like the natives predicted -- might he amazed at how full the lake is this spring. The GFC people have cleaned up the public parking areas, too, and installed trash cans. I understand the lake is getting its heaviest play ever this year. The Northwest Arkansas, Pro- Am Golf Association and the NWA Golf Association have joined forces, and plan to underwrite a scholarship for some worthy youngster at the University every year. Bob Haynes. manager of the Rogers Chamber of Commerce and a presistent golfer himself, is serving as the new organization'* secretary. The numbers of golfers taking advantage of the warm spring days we've had lately is particularly encouraging to Ellis Bogan, proprietor at Paradise Valley, Fayetteville Championship-style public course. One warm afternoon recently Bogan estimates he had almost 250 players on hand. One reason the crowd is welcome for Began is that the past winter, he says, was the worst for golfing activity in his memory. Bogan's memory goes a long way back, too. According to some of the boys in the back-shop the fishing pressure on White Ribcr above Beaver has been heavier this spring than ever in their memory. On a nice weekend earlier this month one angler reported a heavy traffic in can- aeists, as well as fishermen. This, raises the question as to how this part of the state can best preserve its limited quantity of free-flowing streams for the pleasure of future generations. We have plenty of lakes, certainly. Our streams, however, and particularly ones which can be "boated." or waded and fly-fished, are in danger of vanishing. Isn't THIS just as much a problem of concern for the Regional Planning Commission as commercial zoning along H w y . 71? The Beaver Lake Bass Club, according to a member who wishes tn remain anonymous, reports that the club recently sifted the chaff from the wheat in its roster. Among those loped off the active list: the guy who founded the organization. The City Board nf Directors' scheduled series of neighborhood meetings in mid-May is almost guaranteed a pretty good sized crowd at every stop. ThiTp'll be seven Directors: nine members of the Planning Commission: a cily manager; a city planning consultant: a secretary and a map-henrrr or iwo, plus the iismil observer from Hie League of Women Voters. Afld to that the ur.unl number of delegates from the rican Air and Pure Government Society who attend everything and you've got almost two dozen, even if It rains. A friend of mine, who prides himself i»s something of n lay expert in botany, adviics mf that Ihis is one of Hie fmrst springs in years. . .for dandy- lions! From Tht P«optt j A Motive Is Surmised To The Editor: When a private ambulance ·trvice lays It cannot make it in the Fayetteville area, it sounds plausible, even though thU is one of the highest income areas in the state, and likely has its share of sickness due to retired people present. When that tame ambulance service, at the same time, is negotiating for a franchise at From The Peopl* WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Decline And Fall Of Youth Alliance By DREW PEARSON JACK ANDERSON (C), 1S6I, By Bell-McClnre SYNDICATE) DREW P E A R S O N AND JACK ANDERSON SAY: LIBERTY LOBBY L U F T W A F F E BOMBS N A T I O N A L YOUTH A L L I A N C E : GEORGE W A L L A C E ' S YOUNG LEADERS WEPT OUT IN NEO-NAZI BLITZ; COULDN'T BUCK WILLIS CARTO'S MONEY AND POWER. WASHINGTON-George Wallace, the ex-governor of Alabama and ex-candidate for President, doesn't know about it, but his former youth organization has turned into a budding Hitler youth movement. It happened almost without anyone knowing about it, in the way things happen where Nazis are concerned. The founders of "Youth for Wallace" had every intention of keeping the organization intact under a new name, National Youth Alliance. However, they made the mistake of getting obligated financially to Willis Carlo, founder of the Liberty Lobby and mastermind of the new neo-Nazi m o v e m e n t in the UNITED States. The takeover of the Wallace youth movement was clinched at a regional NYA leadership conference. Jan. 25, at Conley's Motel outside Monroeville. Pa. Carto sent Curtis B. Dall, figurehead president of Liberty Lobby, a neo-Nazi front, to address the morning session. The evening session was taken over by the Francis Parker Yockey Movement, with Carto himself as the guest of honor. The late Yockey. whose b o o ok "Imperium" has become the new "Mein Karnpf." is the patron saint of the neo-Nazi movement. He ridicules democracy, calls the Declaration of Independence "rationalistic nonesense." depicts the influx of Jews into the United States as an "alien invasion.' denounces the idea of "equality and tolerance' as "communist propaganda," and describes the American occupation of postwar Germany as "a war of looting, h a n g i n g and starvation against defenseless Europe." He call "for the complete cleansing of the Western soul" of equality, democracy, parlia- mentarism, money-w p r s h i p. "weak ideals of 'happiness' and the like." This g r e a t purge should be followed, he declares, by a bloody armageddon against Russia. "Only armies matter now," he concludes. The Conley's Motel meeting on Jan. 25 was attended by doctors, lawyers and businessmen f r o m the Pennsylvania-New York area, who were identified only by code names but were disciples of Yockey. SURPRISE PARTY Most of the National Youth Association leaders were patriotic conservatives. T h e y were stunned when they found their meeting room hung with N a i i banners. The assembled neo- Nazis even showed off their collection of Nazi war relics. On the confidential program this was discribed in cautious words. The p r o g r a m read: "Speakers, marching music, display of European war relics, refreshments (bring your own bottle). Exclusively for marching patriots, destiny thinksers, culture--Bearers." At the bottom was the neo-Nazi slogan, "Was Mich Nicht Umbringt, Macht Mich Starker," which means. "What Does Not Destroy Me Makes Me Stronger." The meeting began with the singing of Nazi anthem, Horst Wessel Lied, followed by a series of strident speeches. One highlight of the evening was a telephone report from Revilo Oliver, a motorious anti-Semite, who couldn't be present in person. After this .frenzied evening, the National Youth leaders tried to cut loose from Carto. He refused to be severed. First, he demanded that they turn over to him all the organization's assets. He claimed that NYA was a branch of Action Associates, one of the many front groups he controlled. On March 5. Washington police received a report from John Acord, the NYA chairman, that Carto allegedly had broken into NYA headquarters and taken a file cabinet. Acord did not. however, press charges. Not long afterward, the Post Office received notification from Carto that the National Youth Alliance had changed its mailing address to his own headquarters at Liberty Lobby. Acord hurried down to the Post Office with affidavits fom NYA offices declaring "that neither W. A. Carto nor any other officer of any organization has an authority or right, legal or otherwise, which would permit them to interfere with the activities of the National Youth Alliance including, but not restricted to,, the interruption or direction of mail." NEO-NAZI TAKEOVER This episode was followed by brief legal maneuvering. The NYA leaders, however, couldn't raise the funds to continue the fight. They resigned en masse after sending a letter to local NYA leaders, dated March 24, explaining their action. The letter didn't mention the neo-Nazi nature of the takeover. It merely identified the rival group as "older people." "This group of older people, who have been providing much of the financial contributions to the NYA," explained the letter, "suddenly declared NYA to be a committee of Action Associates, Inc., a connection of which we had never heard, the NYA," explained the letter, "suddenly declared NYA to be a committee of A c t i o n Asso- soeiates. Inc., a connection of which we had never heard. "When we refused to accept this control, our bank account was f r o z e n and our m a i l stopped. Legally and morally, we were in an unassialable osi- tion. Practically, however, we found ourselves up the proverbial creek, financially. . . . "It should be emphasized that this was not a split within the NYA. Of our 17 regional and national officers, only two backed the older group. We would prefer to stand and fight. However, we believe our leadership realizes what a group of people with a great deal of money can do to tie up an organization in terms of legal maneuvering. "We of the natioal office had therefore determined that our only course is to capitulate to superior force." The letter was signed by national officers John Acord, Dennis McMahon and L o u i s Andrews. After their walkout, the National Youth Alliance fell under the complete control of the neo- Nazi Francis Parker Yockey Movement and Willis Carto. Ratio's They'll Do It Every Time THERWDOR SHAVES WITH HIS SAFETY RA7QR AND AARS.T. IS ALL SILENT 6LOOM--· THOUGHT I'D HAVE THE LIVINS WHATSA MATTER, KIDDO? HAViNt VOU SOT ACHiBRYWDRP FDR FRIEMD HOOSBAN? DO YOU THINK? DID JUNIOR. TELL VOU HE WANTS A CAR? WOULO VOU LIKE.. DINNER TONIGHT? MWAMATTPTQ HARVIY ROMKTMM ·0X1*1 BUT HIS ELECTRIC WHISKER MOWER---THE VERY SOUND INSPIRES SAB UNLIMITED"" Ittt-popuUtcd We* Mtmphii. on* bu ctutt to wiqfer whit it really goto| on. C*uM it bt that someone it getting hit teg pulled? Could it . be that that someone turns out to be the soft-hearted, gullible public? Could this, in othtr words, bt the exviuc, not the reason, for the Ulked-of vehicle tax? P.M.V. Fayettevillt 1984 Already Here To the Editor: In recent issues you h a v e published one of Buchwald's satires on the tyranny of com- putors and then on April 10 a jtory by Editorial Research Reports on the use of computers by the Internal Revenue Service. Both stories appeared on your editorial page. Consciously or unconsciously you were giving "equal time" to two sides of a controversy. I say this because the obvious thrust of the later article was that computers are fair and efficient. For instance, the story claimed that, in 1968, computers made possible the collection of an additional 2.9 billion dollars from 1.5 million taxpayers and that they also caused the return of $177 million dollars to 1.5 million taxpayers who overpaid. There is good reason to doubt the validity of the a b o v e figures. Moreover, the basic conclusion that computers are "fair and efficinet" tax collectors is also open to question. I will illustrate this by citing personal experience. One such personal experience is. of course, not significant in a population of many millions. However, several IRS men have admitted that my experience was typical - and that there is wide-spread inefficiency in the computer-use system. In 1966 a computer "caught" n supposed "error" in my re turn which indicated that I owed the government about »600. The computer was quite wrong and. after two years and m u c h correspondence, my claim that the government owed me m o n e y was largely substantiated. The very obvious mistake that was programmed into the computer was seen and admitted by every human employee of the IRS who actually looked at the data. But it took two years to get t h i s programmed into a computer somewhere so that I c o u l d actually be paid. Moreover, the original computer continued, in Mr. B u c h w a 1 d's delifght- ful phrase, to write me threatening letters. Thus, during one week last August. I received a dunning letter from the original unfriendly, computer and a refund check (though no apology) f r o m the later, more sympathetic computer. All of the above is, I understand, widespread experience in the tax-paying population. The irony of it all is that, both the original mistake and t h e later correction were probably incorporated into the statistical claims for computer efficiency. The original claim that I o w e d about $800 was undoubtedly included in t h e 1966 claim of additional money wrung from foolish or dishonest taxpayers. The fact that., later, another computer had to he involved in correcting the mistake was probahlv included in the figure of $177 million in ( t a x overpayments "discovered" by computers. The truth of this matter is that humans discovered the mistakes and that computer use merely delayed correction of the matter. Obviously t h e government has'invested so much money in computers that it cannot abandon them. It is true that computers that it cannot abandon them. It is true that computers do speed up initial processing of income tax returns. This is both useful and commendable, so far as it goes. But I suggest that there is no ultimate efficiency, certainly no no accuracy, in this system. It does no good to insist, in rebuttal, that human error in programming is ultimately the real problem. All informed people understand t h a t computers merely "do what they are told to do" with data fed into them, regardless of the quality of the data.'However, once they are programmed, they perpetuate errors much longer than human beings would. The purpose of this letter in not merely to "quibble" about an aspect of tax collection which we will doubtless have with us for a long time. Rather, I want to suggest that there if. here a possible weakness in the IRS system that could be considered if a real "taxpayers revolt" does develop. A recent Treasury Secretary indicated that a "taxpayers" revolt" may be imminent if certain inequities in the tax laws are not corrected. However, r e c e n t news stories suggest that nothing very bafjc is going to be done soon about this. This is probably because the possibility of devising any effective way for taxpayers to revolt is sub- iect to doubt. However, it should be obvious that the computer system is vulnerable in a number of ways to well-developed plans for "jamming" w h i c h are perfectly legal. The very weaknesses of the system which, so far, have harrased taxpayers can probably be exploited in such manner that the whole tax-collection process siderably. I suggest that true tax reform is becoming a major issue in our polity and needs to be faced, not swept under the rug. Moreover, the computer-u s e system is, subject to serious defects which can be manipulated to the advantage of the irrate taxpayer, as they are now to his disadvantage. One aspect of tax reform should probably involve legal restrictions on the manner in which computers are used. It should probably be made illegal for a computer to product threatening letters concerning consequences to t h e taxpayer if its demands are not promptly met. Human review should be required in all such cases before such threats are incorporated into letters to taxpayers. I am obviously on Mr. Bucn- wald's side in this controversy. Peter H. Kunkel Farmington Billy Graham This Is My Answer My fiance worked his way through college and graduate school. He just broke our engagement because he believes my education is insufficient. Should this be an obstacle between Christians? S. T. Yours is a very difficult question to answer. If two people are genuinely in love, such love will usually overcome most difficulties. The very fact that a difference in educational advantages has broken your engagement would lead me to suspect that this is fortunate for you. Your fiance evidently was more concerned over material and social problems than over his supposed love for you. As you say you arc a Christian, let me urge you to ask God to clear up this matter in your own mind. Get out into life and meet other people and do not brood o v e r your disappointment. Remember the wonderful promise in Romans 8:28, "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God." Regardless of h o w hard this may seem for you at this time, as one who truly loves God, just thank Him for what has taken place. He has something and someone better lor you and Home day you will realize his directing hand and thank Him. Is there any way I can be assured that I am a Christian and have peace In my heart? C, B. By believing what God lays In His Word. If somt f a m o u s , wealthy man wert to come to you, when you wert heavily In dtbt and without · cent In your pocket, and tell you honestly and deliberately that he would pay all your debts and gratify your every wish, you surely can understand that a radical change in your circumstances would depend upon whether you believed the word of this benefactor or not. Believing his word and accepting his generosity, you would cease to be a debtor and pauper. Instead, you would begin to enjoy some of the good things which m o n e y can provide. Now, Jesus Christ comes to every one saying: "I am come that ye might have life and that ye might have it more abundantly," John 10:10. How can you be sure of that? Jesus Christ also says, "I am the way, tht truth and the life." John 14:6. He is the truth. You can reckon on His word. You can rest your whole soul for all time and eternity upon what He has said. You Can put your feet upon H i s promises and know that you are standing on a rock, for Christ will never let you down. This is the faith that saves and it is tht faith which brings to you peace of heart. It is Jesus Christ, and He alone, Who can give that sense of purpose, power and peace. It has been laid, "Without Jesus Christ, The Way thcrt is no going. W i t h o u t .Tcsus Christ, The Truth there is no knowing. Without Jesus Christ, The Life, there is no doing." It li a wonderful thing tn be able to accept Jesm Christ and tit have Hi« peace in the heart. Martin Luther once said, "All reunion is contained In the personal pronouns." You can have thin relationship with Christ, enabling you to say with Paul, ·'Tht Son of God. who loved mt and gave Himself for me." Ga- latlonsMO.

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