Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on April 25, 1969 · Page 4
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tit N. East AT*.. FtyettevUle, ArkuMt 72711 Pkm 44Mttt Published ever; ·(tenm cue* Fowded Jue 14. UK Second Class Postage Paid at F»yettcville. Arkansit " MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use for republicttion of all newi dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited in thii paper and »1» the local news published herein. All rights of republication of special dispatches herein ar« also reserved. SUBSCRIPTION RATES Per Week (by carrier) 45c Mail rates in Washington, Benton, Madison counties Ark. and Adair County. Okla. } months * 5 00 6 months *··*· 1 YEAR -. »M» City Box Section $!···» Mail in counties other than above: I months * 6 - 011 I months *!»·» 1 YEAR ··· T~« Friday, April 25, 1969 Why Tinker? A proposal to reorganize Employment Security Division offices in Northwest Arkansas--"tentatively" scheduled next month- may seem plausible on paper. Its logic proves illusive under close inspection, however. According to the scheme unfolded recently by Dr. John Peterson, economic advisor to Governor Rockefeller and state director for ESD, employment services in Washington, Benton and Madison Counties are to be overhauled in such a way as to consolidate NWA's labor force. A new office would be opened in Springdale to service all claims. In order to accommodate the Springdale office, existing facilities and services in Rogers and Fayetteville would be stabilized, or trimmed, and a mobile unit created to service outlying communities. The net product, according to Dr. Peterson, would be a "job bank" for the entire area, interconnected by a "hot line" communications setup. Dr. Peterson's plan would strike us as uplendid if it managed to achieve greater efficiency, or an appreciable economy, or if it held promise of assisting industrial development, hereabouts. In point of fact, however, Northwest Arkansas happens to be the one area in the state least in need of reorgaization within its Employment Security Division; the one area in the state with a long and virtually uninterrupted period of employment growth and efficiency of operation within the ESD. To tinker around with Employment Security operations in Fayetteville and in Rogers at the present time smacks all too loudly of tinkering for tinkering's sake, exclusively. We feel confident that Dr. Peterson is aware of a relationship between his proposal and such factors ns community pride, prestige, and leadership, too. And THAT raises an even more puzzling question of logic regarding the suggested reorganization. We trust, most sincerely, that when all the circumstances are reviewed the state office will be content to leave well enough (which, in this case, is quite well, thank you) alone. Hillside Adventures By FRED STARR Last week we shashayed over to Drumright, Okla.. b r o k e bread with a group of a hundred or so historical society folks at a banquet and did some speakin'. A good time may have not been had by all. but since most of us love to hear our own voices, a hifalutin' time was had by the speaker. This town was nothing short of * big pasture before 1912, when along comes a lease man and smart-talked the owner of this acreage into letting him set up a derrick on his holdings. At first the owner was a littlt leary about going along with such because he didn't have enough barrels handy to hold his part, just in case they struck paydirt and lots of bubbles of black gold. It so happened that it turned out to be quite a problem to scare up enough barrels to take care of what happened in the way of the flow. Gone is the oil boom that matje this town a hummer f o r many a year. Even the Santa Fe railroad has pulled up t h · tracks and thereby stilled forever the lonesome locomotive whistle that once rolled over the hills and through the hollows. But the Drumright Historical Society has taken up where the oil boom and railroad left off. This organization, headed by Mrs. Emma Akin, a woman with scads of vim, vigor and get-up-and-go, is determined that generations yet unborn shall not forget the heritage of this town's glamorous past. The society, live hundred strong, has taken over the Santa Fe depot and converted it into a museum. And what a museum! We dare say. no town of its size--5000 population in this great country, can boast of such a variety of things put together under one roof to show what, when, where and how it happened. If you are nigh this city -- like the one the Bible speaks of that sits upon a hill -- you should take a gander over that way and behold what a group can do when they combine their talent to preserve the past, once they put tlicir minds and energy to it. You just won't find these society folks hiding their light under a bushel basket. "And If You Don't Get Admitted There, What Other College Would You Like To Shut Down?" from The People Best Place On Earth The Fourth Branch Bill Schmick Jr., publisher of the Baltimore Sun and president of the American Newspaper Publishers Association, wants Congress to re-examine the role of federal regulatory agencies which "have happened upon or are assuming increasing jurisdiction over major areas of public concern." Schmick feels that agencies have largely usurped congressional prerogatives in matters that are most properly legislative. He calls for the Congress to "reclaim its constitutional duty to make the laws "instead of leaving it to such agencies as the FCC and the FAA to make regulations "based on no known statute and certainly no expressed intent of Congress." The newsman would not abolish agencies. lie concedes the importance of their function from an administrative point of view. He (suggests, though, that their role be redefined by Congress so that they function in the implementation of federal policy rather than creators of it. Schmick calls attention to what a number of critics have termed "the fourth branch of jrovernment," which, in its independence from the controls of Congress, poses a real clanger to constitutional government. Agencies, the publisher says, arc administrative, legislative and judicial, all in one, and as such they challenge the very concept of a separation of powers upon which the American system of government is based. and judicial, all in one, and as such they challenge the very concept of a separation of powers upon which the American system of government is based. There is no argument, that the powers which have accrued to the Federal Communications System, for one, and agencies dealing with labor, transportation, finance and trade, us well as communications, are enormous and often autocratic. Senators, including Arkansas' Rill Kul- brifrht, have shown an increasing resolve to restore congressional prerogatives in the field of foreign relations during recent years. When they get that done, we would recommend Mr. Schmick's suggestion as high on th* list of priority pieces of concern. £ To tht Editor: A reUtiv* of mine ii working in a foreijn country. When he left here he said to me that he would be glad to get out of the United States for awhile because the country was in such · mess. His first letters were glowing with accounts ·bout how p o 1 i t e the people were in that foreign country «nd that it was much more pleasant there than here. BUT -- I got a letter the other day telling me that he realized now that the United States was the greatest country Ii the world and everyone over there wishes that he were American or had the American way of life. He says that there are no pure good laws there - meat in the markets is black with flies and there are many products sold that are deadly pqi- lon to eat. Sewage runs in open gutters in the streets. Carp is caught for supper out of a stream with raw sewage floating on top of the water. As many as 20 people will use the From The People time bath water. Youngsters nowadays hav« life so easy that it is taken for granted. Everything is banded to them on a p l a t t e r and nothing is appreciated. Perhaps more young people need to go to a foreign country to appreciate more this wonderful country we have. The picture in your newspaper showing a boy and girl sitting on an American f l a g spread out on the grass made me feel absolutely ill! How can they be so disrespectful to their countrys' Hag? Whose fault is it? School teachers? Parents? Where is the old- fashioned American red. white and blue patriotism? Is there anyone under the age of 33 that feels « lump in the throat whenever "Old Glory passes by in a parade? I love my country m spite of its faults and would not like to change it one little bit or live anywhere else! How about YOU? (Name withheld by request) Fayetteville Some Real Zany Ideas Th* Washington Merry-Go-Round Mourning Temoorary At White House Dr. Orange Starr, a long time healer of the body in Drumright, was among those who put on the feed bag with us. He has long since oiscommued to roll pills and he present at birth- in's, hut he claims to have been there when nigh on to 4,009 babies set up their first howl. We could not establish any kinship even though both our folks were Georgia Crackers. He doesn't even claim kin w i t h Aunt Bell Starr, but says Uncle Henry, who was shot in a hank robbery at Harrison. Ark., is a distant cousin. We ran a-foul of a fellow sufferer. Miss Mire James, w h o taught along beside us some 40- odd years gone, in a little two- bit school in old Grcer County Oklahoma. This good woman has given nigh on to three- fourths of her life to the nurture and admonition of other folk's youngens in this oil town. Many would call this a sacrifice on her part, but she's one of these dedicated teachers _ may their fast-disappearing tribe increase -- who has enjoyed most every waking hour of it. We also howdied with Supt. Bradley, head ot the school system. He is i born, bred and dyed in the wool Arkansawyer. He was once connected with the Rogers, Ark., schools. He is not a traitor to his bringing- up. He's like the preacher who got called to a new charge because of the difference in salary. Supping and masticating with folks who knowcd you way back when, makes a feller wonder where the years have slipped off to, and 'how glad you a r e that you happened along before the coining of the pill, that might have kept you from being here a-tall. And it makes you happy-Rind to have hern around when folks look pride in their work, respected the establishment, and college students swallowed goldfish, staged msrathon dances and did flngpolc sitting, instead of protest marching and demonstrating against what old fogies over HO have created with hard work and sacrifice. This Drumrighl hunch of dedicated souls does everything short of robbing a bank to raise money to carry on the good work. Kvcry fnll they stage an Ails and Crafts Festival, Folks (omr from all ovrr to display their wares and exchange ideas for three d«y«. And from what we could gather from where we stood and tried to en- tertwin them, they srcm to work ns a team without much gecing, hawing and kicking over the traces. ..By DREW PEARSON (C), 1869, By Bell-McClure Syn.) DREW PEARSON SAYS: NIXON IGNORES 30-DAY 0 F F I C A L MOURNING FOR EISENHOWER: WEST GERMANS REPAIR TIES W I T H JEWS: MEANWHILE SECRET NEO- NAZI MOVEMENT STARTS IN USA WASHINGTON -- While flags have been flying at half mast throughout the nation out of respect for the late Dwight D. Eisenhower, there has b e e n more social hoopla in the White House than ever. President Nixon did not pause even a week before throwing overboard the 30-day period of mourning which he himself had decreed for the nation. National mourning is supposed to be observed in Washington more than anyplace else. And when the President decreed official mourning for a former President, especially one under whom he served as Vice Presi dent, Washington expected that cancellation of all White House entertainment would follow. Consequently, f o r e i g n embassies cancelled their dinners, as did many Washington host esses. They have been surprised to see the social season at the White House back in full swing --even with the flag flying at half-mast on the lawn outside. The dinner for King Hussein of Jordan, which followed s h o r t l y after Eisenhower's death, understandably could not have been cancelled. It was important to peace in the N e a r East. Rut the dinner for Ray Bliss, outgoing chairman of the Republican National Committee, certainly could have been postponed. Bliss, an old friend of Eisenhower's, would h a v e understood completely. Besides, he wasn't going anywhere except occasional trips to Ohio. Instead, the Marine C o r p s orchestra was drafted by t h e Nixons to feature « big social evening. Not until about 3 a.m. did the Marine Corps combo stop playing dance music for the Republican guests who .iust a short time before had been mourning their late leader's departure. The public, of course, had no way of knowing this.. For the Stars and Stripes, in respect to President Eisenhower, continued to fly at half-mast outside. T h e r e followed a big jamboree for Republican women--4,792 of them. There were so many that they were received in four shifts at the White House where they drank 225 gallons of punch and consumed 24.500 cookies, an average of five cookies per GOP lady. The Republican ladies had a good time, but they would have understood if the reception had been called off in respect to the late President, the standard bearer of their party. Then there was a gala reception for the Republican National Committee with lively music: another for the L e a g u e of Women Voters: another for the Washington International Club, plus the black-tie reception for the American Society of Newspaper Editors. All of these would have understood had their receptions been cancelled. Meanwhile, the flag flies at half-mast for an alleged period of mourning for the late President of the United States. CONTRASTS IN NAZIISM In contrast to the neo-N a z i movement being secretly organized in the United S t a t e s , significant developments, a r e happening in Germany. The West German government has just sent Dr . R o l f Pauls, a symbol of the n e w West German attitude toward Jews, as ambassador to Washington. Pauls served as ambassador to Israel. Refugees, from the Nazi death chambers were skeptical at first; later, welcomed him with enthusiasm. The current neo-Nazi movement in the United States, incidentally, is publishing a book "The Myth of the Six Million." which claims that the Jewish prison camps conducted by Hitler were a figment of Jewish imagination and that six million Jews were never murdered. Almost simultaneous, with Ambassador Pauls's arrival. Axel Springer, the big German publisher, donated a n e w library wing to the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. Going to Jerusalem last month for the dedication. Springer said: "Before you stands a German . . . we older ones know that we must live with this terrible past, the past that cannot be changed. But we must change the future." Springer is throwing the weight of his potent West German newspapers behind Israel, so much so that there is a Berlin wisecrack that "During the Six - Day War, Axel Springer issued Israeli newspapers in Germany. However, his instinct for circulation stopped him f r o m printing them in Hebrew." In accepting the new library addition to the museum, Teddy Kollek. mayor of Jerusalem, awarded Springer a plaque giving him the honor of "a true frined of Israel." This happened at a t i m e when the neo-Nazi movement in the United States, promoted backstage by Willis Carlo of the Liberty Lobby, was contributing disguised campaign funds to an imposing list of rightwing congressmen. ROGERS PLAN FAILS Secretary of State William P. Rogers has made a secret attempt to rescue Truog D i n h Dzu. the former Vietnam presidential candidate, from prison. Dzu. who polled 850.000 votes in the 1967 South Vietnam presidential election, was jailed for advocating talks with the Cnm- m u n i s t National Liberation Front. Rogers pointed out to South Vietnamese leaders that the Saigon government itself h a s now accepted this line. He suggested that Saigon should not only release Dzu but invite him to join the government. This would be evidence. Rogers suggested, that the government was sincere about its offer to negotiate with the NLF. Shortly after Rogers's proposal. Dzu was brought to Saigon and offered a post in the government. However, he flatly turned it down; so the Vietnam authorities tossed him back in prison. To the Editor: The recent printed gripes of a University of Arkansas student getting free room and board in the local Bastile of the Washington County Sheriff should have created a twitching of the students of Journalism noses, and aroused some mental curi- ousity in the visiting newsmen. It has recently been reported that the staff of the Christian Science Monitor has been printing a series of articles on the persons and jails in this United States, and may evoke a congressional investigation. Maybe it could spark a CBS documentary similiar to Hungar -- USA. Maybe the American Bar Association should require every candidate filing for County Attorney and Sheriff, and Justice of the peace, and the Constables, to spend at least 5 days in some County Jail in another County. This zany idea might create much more tolerable conditions in every jail. A Ft. Smith weekly paper recently carried article reporting that five Arkansas Assembly lawmakers had introduced · bill that "would allow any 'reputable' citizen to file « petition under oath to have a person they believe to be mentally-ill taken into custody by officers. This is also a real zany idea, for it would be most helpful to silence the irritating newsmen and letter-to-editor writers who have the gall to resent burea- crat arrogance and the social planners now in control of HhW, HUD DOT, and IRS. It might be highly "educational" for every College Senior to be required to spend 5 days in an assigned "Bastile, and write a thesis on the experience. Apparently many Students are desperately trying for that experience, by partaking in campus violence. Maybe every teacher should show a jail experience to get a teaching certificate. Can I shock some Arkansas educators to comment on 1 " ' Robert C. flnme West Fork From The People In The Earlier Days ... To the Editor: I was moved deeply by the recent television adaptatiin of Edgar Lee Master's "Spoon River Anthology." I was reminded, in a nostalgic way, of the conceits and deceits of another day. I suppose that nations, in an earlier time, thought they could protect their sovereignty if they kept other nations three miles from their shores. North Vietnam and North Korea think they need twelve miles but I don't suppose it makes much difference. In a day of electron- recent television adaptation of ic spying from hundreds, perhaps even thousands of miles away, our common cenceits become delusional--and dangerous. In an earlier day, spies were shot. I hope they get around that one in Panmunjom -- and p ar i s _ and Washington. Kevin M. Mitchell, Ph. D. Fayetteville From The People Call For Lawnorder To The Editor: I would appreciate your printing the text of the enclosed letter to Congressman Hammerschmidt in your Letters-to-the- Editor column. Thank you. Dear Congressman Hammerschmidt: May T congratulate you on your efforts to maintain the right of an American citizen to possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes. I support you completely. I do think there is a place for effective legislation in controlling misuse of firearms. I would like to see use of firearms to commit a crime made a Federal crime with a mandatory stiff punishment. If 1 were asked what troubles me most at present. I would answer with the enclosed clipping from the April 21 edition of the Northwest Arkansas Times. This example of criminals taking the law into their own hands at Cornell Univer- BENNETT CERF sity and the seeming inability of the civil authorities or the University officials to do anything but cave-in sickens me. Please read the last two paragraphs of the clipping closely. The University agreed to pay for any damage, promised not to act against anyone involved, and said it would provide legal counsel if any other parties lodged complaints. As an American, a parent, and a teacher I am appalled. Our country is being destroyed from within. We must accept responsibility for letting it happen if we don't enforce the law. Can't something be done to jail criminals like these before we have open civil war. I want an end to acceptance of being a student, disadvantaged, black, poor, angry, or anything as an excuse for violating the laws of our country. I want an end to freedom-of-speech as an excuse for preaching riot and sedition. And I want it now. Dr. Stanley E. Stephenson Fayetteville Ratios They'll Do It Every Time ONE HOUR AFTER- GUESS WHO'S STILL THERE- BESIDES 48 OTHER FRUSTRATED COSTOWERSJHAT IS TOLD THE CUSTODIAN "|N THE SAFETY-DEPOSIT VAULT SHE WOULDN'T BE TWO SECONDS- _... ALMOST FINISHED-OH, DEAR-- NOW, WHERE'S THE DEED FOR . PLOT?-/ SHALL: IT INTO ONE OF THE PRIVATE BOOTHS NO, THANKS THAT WON'T BE NECESSARY-1 OUST WANT TO PUT SOMETHING INTO THE PRIVATE Try And Stop Me Oracle Sam Himmpll on the holy state of matrimmony: The reason God made woman after He made man is that He didn't want any advice . . . Tolerance is the quality that keeps a new bride from reforming her husband right away . . .Matrimony must be here to stay. It has survived 500 bus- hand-and-wifc TV and radio programs . . . The wise husband meets a marital crisis with a firm hand: full of candy, flowers, jewelry, and stocks and bonds. variably had been snapped un by others. Finally they came to a house at the very edge of town and fell in love with it. "Please," they begged,"tell in that this one we can have." "It's yours," beamed tht agent. "It's last but not leased!" Because of some snafu, Harry Truman received a formal, printed invitation to his own inauguration in 1949. In an understandably exuberant mood after his surprise victory over Tom IJewcy that year, lie accepted with this note: "Weather permitting, I hope to be present. H.S.T.'" late agent hud been showing n young couple empty houses. The ones they loathed always gremed to be available, hut the ones that struck their fancy in- Probably the most compulsive gambler in show business was Chico Marx, the piano-playing member of the Four Marx Brothers ensemble. Until t h e day of his death Chico, despite the pleadings of his brothers Ciroucho and llarpo, managed to lose p r a c t i c a l l y all of his p r o d i g i o u s earnings in «n endless series ot ill-advised wagers. One day he admitted to having lost one million, four hundred and eleven thousand dollars -- and 47 cents --in gambling. "How can you know down to the last penny?" he wail asked, "Do you keep * record of every bet you win or Insr?" "Not at nil," scoffed Chicn, "I just snnak » look at Groucho'i bank balance!"

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