Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on April 23, 1976 · Page 4
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Vta* Editorial-Opinion Pag* The Public Interest li The First Concern Of This Newspaper Alden H. Spencer, Publisher and General Manager Floyd Carl Jr., Managing Editor 4 · FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 1976 Royal Visit In an age when few things are cerlain, it is somehow comforting to be able to link one's self to the past. Knowing that one's family once lived in Bialystok, Russia, for example, establishes continuity and generates a sense of stability. Because genealogy allows a person to root himself in history, it is little wonder that many adopted persons are now beginning to make an effort to discover their true parentage. The search for personal meaning has been offered as one force behind the great ethnic renaissance that occurred among many ethnic groups in America during the 1960s. "All the cultural and social pressures of life in the 1960s ... generated an inner desire for the security that (ethnic) identifications brought," wrote Oscar Handlin in his book, The Uprooted. "Therefore they huddled together, narrowed in upon one another, seeking in the nest of the familiar the security lacking in the wide open spaces." One.city that is currently experiencing something of an ethnic revival is Jamestown, N.Y., situated on the southern end of · Lake Chautaurjua near 'the Pennsylvania border. On Sunday, April 25, King Carl XVI Gustaf will visit the town and the Swedish- American residents are getting prepared; Area Farming "It's going to be wild," Daniel Isaacson lold a New Yoik Times reporter, Isaacson is to attend the luncheon. Sailors want to take the King sailing. Mothers want'their children to present flowers to the King " Interestingly enough, there will be no koiv (a Swedish sausage) served at the noon luncheon in the King's honor. "He specifically requested American food," Sandy Alesbi of the Jamestown Chamber of Commerce said in a telephone interview "He said he wanted to slay away from Swedish food because he can get that every day 1 think that's a nice gesture for our bicentennial. Swedish immigrants first came to Jamestown in the 1840's after a group of them was forced off a steamboat in Buffalo because they couldn't afford the fare Most settled south of Buffalo because the terrain reminded them of their homeland and because the factories in Jamestown offered jobs Many of the immigrants started their own. furniture factories and some, are still family owned Whether these Swedish American businesses will continue, however, is up to the next generation. Farmers Market Opening May 15 By JACK ANDERSON . wilt Let WUtin -WASHINGTON ^ In B series of stark reports 'from Florida, we recently described the plight of Ihe sloop laborers who toil ·under the hot sun ED sandy, snake tnfesled fields The reports were based on Ihe experiences of our reporter, Hal Berhlon, who posed as a driller and Infiltrated inlo a migrant crew. He spent a week in the fields, picking tomfctoes for a penny a pound, Bernlon · found lhat the migrant workers -in his camp earned barely enough to pay. day by day, for three lasteless meals, a filthy 'mattress lo sleep on rind wjns to J 1! l^c aches. Most.of them, unable to pick'crops fast enough to keep up with the charges : deducted from their paychecks,.lived in. virtual bondange, Berrilon ; labored for the corporate, larming empire of A. Duda and Sons! He. stayed in a depressing damp -- row after row of battered old trailers upon , a parched, sandv - s i t e barren except · for" scattered wine bottles arid tin.cans. Each trailer, was divided 'into four cramped compartments, 'He shared a linj room wi'h a blearv companion who lurched around at night. The room was slreaked with grime and slank of urine. IN RESPONSE to · ou r reports, we have been deluged 'with letters from concerned Americans wftnlmg to know whal : the government is 1 " doing to help the., migrant jworkers. pprehenslxe officials m e t Sad-to say. Ihe politician's ar* 1 more concerned about pleasing The Washington Merry-Go-Rouhd By JOHN I. SMITH The Rural Mountain Producers Exchange is the official name of the : farmers' market which has now been in opera- lion lor two years. Again it has started their sales each Saturday morning on the Fayetleville square. ·Beginning M a y 15, according - t o Wilbur · Watson, one of the managers, they .will add a Tuesday morning and a Thursday afternoon sale to their Fayetteville program. Soon they will add an afternoon sale "in Springdale at the new shed on . Emma Avenue. Last year · this group increased sales of vegetables.and r " olher- I arm - products . over that i of the previous beginning year. . If one goes to this market for one or two items, he generally leaves with" five or six for He ' finds more at tfcis market than^ he expected. Many of the vege-'' tables sold there in the past have not only been fresh but high in quality. We can at least give them an ' opportunity i to make good in their efforts to sell quality garden and f a r m products to the urban people. BIG FEED LOTS for beef cattle, dairy, cattle and swine have been a source o f ' a i r , and water pollution for several years. The problem has increased in Ihe West where these lofs have grown to extremely. large units. Many of the feed lots of the North have .been farm-sized, and the farms have been large enough to use the wastes that come from them . :The b i g ' f e e d lots of the. West have often been located near cities, and in many cases have been a nuisance. According to the April news H letter of the'Soil-Conservation Districts the environmentarpro- lection agency has issued final "regulations that the 3.200 lots which feed over 1,000 animals must obtain permits if Ihr-j dis charge pollution into navigable streams. Of course, most such lots d o , discharge materials which eventually reach r navi- ... cable streams -- A GRKAThR njmber ot Ms which feed from 300 to 1000 ani- · mals must also secure permits '\ v II"'they' 1 use conveyances to* .;..,transfer wastes to places where ''the'waste would come in contact with animal It appears thai fhese requirements will slimulate me feeding of catlle and swine on far.mr .where the pastures - and the grain land can absorb · the wastes. It also appears that farmers in Northwest Arkansas should . look forward toward feeding and selling beef steers at 900 lo 1100 pounds ralher than looking for markets for 400 lo, 500 pound weaned calves wh'ich would go to .the. big "feed v;'lcits,;' as in previous jears As we'remember the cattle market 10 to 30 years ago the farmer sold primarily grown animals not light calxes We are now going back toward thai kind o£ market SINCE FARMERS have been increasing their acreages, arid since their vilues per acre h a e increased , enormously in Ihe last few jears lhe\ are threa toned w i t h ' enormous inheritance taxes. They,-Ihe farmers are Ihe biggest holders of real property, and the $60.000 exemption no longer protects them. Even considering $60.000 each for man and wife a large land owning farmer must think of ^ lot', of cash to enable hi3 ~ heirs lo meet inheritance taxes. There is no way.lo hide land. .Sometime back President FordJi suggested raising the exemption to,$150.000 .breach house of Congress has gone some fjrlheir and is.considering H.R. 1793 and S. 1173, bolh practically identical hills and each allowing a $200,000 exemp- lion. The chances are good that a bill giving some relief will eventually be enacted. Perhaps a better idea w.oiild be to fall back upon the old Federal Land Bank concept of normal agricultural value t)f land.; irot current sale value. Under such a valuation, the $60.000 exemption would be sufficient' from the farmers standpoint. How Time Flies 10 YEARS AGO . B r i t a i n ' * Julie Christie, rugged Lee Maryin and ' ! T h e Sound Of Muiic".-won the. lop Oscars Monday at the Academy Awards. · . ' Senate · Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield prodded- the State Department today to put out diplomatic feelers for an Asian peace conference on 'Viet Nam. The federal government is considering a brand new set of . safety requirements for motor vehicles it buys. 50 YEARS AGO Rev. Frank Carnelt, recently' called here as pastor of First Baptist Church, arrived Sunday morning and preached his first sermon. . Patrons of the Ozark are ; to '.be treated to a real city prologue for the film Irene in which Colleen Moore is appearing. The- Chamber of Commerce has lurned over to . the City Park company its buildings on the present park site which will be , moved to the- p'urchased property Ibis week 100 YEARS AGO ' Our lawyers have^aU returned home from .Benton Court and are preparing for the siege at this place, .The Governor of .Springdale was in the cily Ihis week, but we didn't get a sight at his pleasant countenance, From The Readers' Viewpoint They'll Do It Every Time IHWYDAYA JO3 WAS LIKE SETTIH 1 WW2IEO VOU STUCK TO THE FIRST ONE-" e/lUG TO UNDERSTAND THE YOONGEH GENERATION--- BOT, 3ELFRY, JOK ARE 60 , HARD TO (XT. 1 VCOWEBE our OF WOSKSO LON6 LAST TIME" i ourrwv JOB TOOK/! I'M THINKIN' GON'TO EUO5P KIDS GO TO EUROPE THESE CAYS UK£ WE WENT FOR A TROLLEY RIPE- the corporate ·growers who pass out campaign conlribuUons thnn iti helping llic dountioddcn pickus uho htive no monej to contribute. Most of (hem. don't stay long enough m one place even to \ote Our reports caused only a passing stir inside the I nbor Department, which Is supposed to protect She migrant workers, behind closed doors lo discuss how they should respond to our charges One .official. Fred Romero, Implored i": his colleagues to cract down on the corporate terms that make lire miserable .(or th; migrants. But his pleas, according lo inside sources, were disregarded. Instead, the meeting rteve- oped mlo a strategy session not to help the exploited workers but as one source pul it "to pre\enl Jack Anderson from hitting the I,abor Depart ment ' We have some advice for the Labor Department. Jusl stop neglecting ' t h e . migrant farm hands. They are the nation s most underpaid, undernourished, underprivileged people. The Labor ' Department is supposed to enforce minimum working standards. The department has bureaucrats on the payroll w h o - d r a w fat salaries to'uphold the e stinadrds Th'ev hold meetings, write memos. issue , statements. But they do "next to:nothin;g for the exploited field workers. W.J. USERY JR., the new labor secretary, ha* assigned the lowest priorities to the workers with the greatest needs He has actuallv cut back piograms to help the nomadic field hands Here are the Inside details i -- The faceless children «ho arc born into the migrant camps h a v e one waj out Educational p r o g r a m s a r e supposed to be made available to help them to acquire job skills and qualify tor college One document, intended for the ejes onh of l a b o r Department officials, reports that these programs "Ifive proved almost 100 pei cent e f f e c t i v e in reducing the dependence of these youngs ters 'on migrant labor as Ihcir chief source of income ' Yet Assistant Labor! Secretary William Kolberg wants to cut v out federal programs . for migrant education. Secretary Usery IWs Jusl agreed to kill some of the programs --Most- migrant farm laborers live in shabtn slum camps which, tneorclic-illj. are sup posed to meet minimum federal i standards But the I«nor Departments Inspectors h a v e shown little enthusiasm for up holding the standards MORE OFTl N than net. they conduct haphazard inspections or merely accept the assurance of the growers that the housing is adequate Now Labor Depart mcnt officials are actually con sidering a proposil lo lower the standards This would permit growers legally to house migrants in worse shelters Imm most states permit for dairy cattle --Manj corporate growers would rather hire foreign workers, usually Jamaicans, w h o EVENT To Ihe Edilor: Open letter to the Fayetleville City Board of Direclors: After months of television c a b 1 e interruptions and numerous snide replies from the Warner Cable answering service that- "nothing can be done until 8 a.m; ' lomorrow morning", I address this problem lo you. Last year, after postponing action f f l r n respectable inlerval of time', you voted a rate increase to Warner Cable Company as they requested.' As a fcolnole, Ihey were lo make repairs lo Ihe existing cfcble system. Now, months and months' lalnr, our service continues to deteriorate-. I realize the magnitude of Ihe overriding problems which face elected Board of Direclors but i s - I h e miserable service rendered by Warner Cable fo he.condoned and ignored? I feel thai you, our elected representatives, should fv.ce this problem. There seems lo be no alternative available to the average viewer. Arc we, in fact, a captive' audience who must pay for services which we do not receive? Are you aware lhat cable problems after 5 p.m. which arc reported lo Warner Cable by emergency number are answered by ' an answering service and not relayed to the company until the'next morning? How tar into the future are Ihe citizens of Fayettevitle locked inlo thi s unsatisfaclory company? Your inlcresl.in lhi« "public aervlcc" company h dcfinilely of interest to me. Have we been written off now that the rale Increase has passed? David A. Mitchell Fayelleville Art Buchwald Clever People, Those Japanese WASHINGTON -- It's surprising how, much you can.lparn from the Japanese. A recent item in the Wall Street Journal reveals that the secretary general of Japan's ruling party, Y a s u h i r o Nakasone T tape- recorded a denial of his involvement wilh the Lockheed scandal. By calling a . number, t h e ''. dialer would hear N a k « s o n e ' s cheerful voice saying, ."Hello, everybody. This is Yasuhiro "Nakasone. I'rn sticking t o ' m y job, ' in good spirits managing to' hold out despiu the .enormous 'amount of work I have lo do every . day ' f . should .like lo repeat I am totally uninvolvcd in the Lockheed scandal, and I have never received any hush money. I swear [bis in the nftme of hoven and earth." '..,.. THIS.IS certainly an i d e a , whose'lime has come, and we think -American politicians and political figures should t»ke it · u p - . . - H e r e ' - a r e s o m « suggestions. + + * "Hi. I'm Bo Callaway. and . I want you all [o know what,: f raw deal I got. from Ihe Republican National Commillee b e c a u s e of the unfair allegations concerning m y s k i . ' · · resort, Crested Butte, i n ; the . most beautiful part of Colorado. When I was'secretary, of t h e Army, I made Ihe mistake oi having a meeting i n * m y office wilh the deputy -'secretary of agriculture, but I swear the aki · resort was hardly mentioned In the conversation. I wanl to say Hint I have, never, ; mixed my,, public life with my interest in ' my «kl resort which, thanks to the Wisdom of Ihe park department, will toon have th. finest skiing facilities in the United Stales; For reservations call this toll - free number " H E L L O , EVERYBODY. This is Henry Kissinger, t am in good spirits, managing lo hold out despite enormous amounts of work. Don't believe all those dirty rumors tha'l John Connally,'"s taking my place. The President said I could slay -on as secretary of state as long as · I . w a n t to, and Rogers Morion ca'n go fly a kite. I w o u l d also like to say thai I never said to anyone that we're No 2 to the Soviets. I categorically deny anything lhat I have been quoted as saying in the past live years. Everything is going very weil in our foreign relations, and I'm happy to say that if : I - go down in history as the best secretary of stale, the United Stales ever bad, il's only because.rplanned it lhat way. Thank you for calling. If you have anything lo say my secretary, is listening on Ihe .other line." . . ' · · . , . . » + » ' "I DID IT MY WAY . . . This is Frank Sinatra. 01' Blue Eyes himself. T just want lo say Inat all this (blip) about me and the M a f i a {5 a hunch nf (blip). I have, a lot of friends, .and T don't .ask them what Ihcy do for a living. .All I'm trying to do is make people happy. The (blips) in the press and the (blips) in t h e Justice - Department are out to get me because I say^what is on my mind My only'answer to them 1* (blip), m." . . ; ' · * ' * - ' * . ' ' "Hi, I'm ^Davlti .Eisenhower, tnci I'd just liVe to say I nevjer Biid my father-in-law WAS bonkers as purported in ' t h e Woodward-Bernstein book. He also never talked lo paintings in the. W h i t e . H o u s e , ,Some of the pictures may have talked to him, hut not_ once,' as far a s I know did he -'answer back. Dad was in conlrol lo the very end, and the only' lime I saw him depressed w a s* when, during the House tmpeachment hearings, Gcri.,.Al. Haifi- told him he couldn't go lo China * * * "HRIXO, I'm Mayor B*ame, Th,e following people will be laid o f t Ihis morning. Two t h o u s a n d policemen, 2,000 ·'· firemen, 2,000 garbage men, 3.000 teachers, and air hospital employes except- ' for . Iwo . surgeons and one parking at- Icndanl. Now for Ihe had news, Because of f u r t h e r , reductions 3n Ihe budget, the telephone company is culling o f f . this recorded announcement and. . . - cur 1 -' · - ' : * * * "· , . -."My fellow Americans, this Is the first lime I ' h a v e been abJ» to address you from San Clenicnte. ; , , - ' I would like to play for you at this time the tape · I h a I proves lhat I was innocent of any wrongdoing. AUhnugh it might kound a liltte' garbled, I'Tarn sure if you listen closely you will see'lhat I had nothing t o - . d o 'with the -Watergate coverup. When you hear a dial lone," you will know the tap® has slarled. Tt will play for 18 - and a half minutes. When you hear the second.dial tone, you'.will know the t a p e - . h a s reached the end. Do not hang . up if you hf ar nothing. I tssur* you th« tap* will be runnintf." (C) LM Aifrie* TlmW will work for lower : wages and accept M orse living conditions Mian native Americans P ut under federal l a w , foreign wprkers can only be hIred if 'American labo'ris not available. The growers circunnenl the law by admUsing for \sorkcra white Ihe. American's are on Ihe ·move belwccn crops. The Labor Department is fully aware ot this- bit o[ chicanery.: Yet Ihe department shuts: its eyes and certifies thousands of J a m a i cans every, summer. ,VSEN. JAMES EASTLAND, D-Miss.. the dean of the Senate, is against most ot the legis- lalion tKit passes over his desk He" Uses his enormous- power lo kill laws, stall appomlmcnla and bog down Ihe Senate when it Iries lo override him But he is pushing one piece of legis ladon which would make it easier for Ihc corporale farms lo hire foreign workers East land has his own farm, complete- with a plantation house, back in Sunflower County, Miss. Bui his^office ihsisls...he uses no foreign' labor on his 5,800 seres. The ; Labor . Department which should prolect Ihe in lerests of .-'Ihe/American 'field workers, has".show v n absolutely no inclination fo stand up to Easlland. The sli-eams of migranl.farin laborers flow through the nation like . h u m a n : highways,-' meanwhile, skirtitrg Ihe metropolitan areas and .culling through ,the fields.. Agricultural "areas plead for-, their, services : when Ihc're is picking to .be. done, then pre sure them lo mo\e on le-fc thej tip the welfare coffers and burden Ihe schools with Iheir children.. Even*, -the Labor peprlment, which is supposed to help Ihe workers, is on Iha ·"side of Ihe growers. (C) United Fealnre Syndicate, Portuguese Elections Coming Up By RICHARD L. WORSNOP Editorial Research Reports History has decreed that April 2u will henceforth be a verv special clay in Portugal It was on that-date two years ago that military officers staged.the coup that overthrew a 40 j ear dictatorship ExactK one ear later elections were held for "a.constituent assembly. And on April 2i 1976 legis lative elections .will be_ held and a new constitution will come into force. Presidential elections are scheduled lor June 27. The'government thai will b« formed, after ,t he April ;2a elections will almost certainly b* · a coalition,:' Fourteen ^parties have entered- candidates, and scats will be apportioned .among them through a complicated system ,of proportional repre scnlatson Polls quoted in the \\ e kly newspaper ' Espresso recently indicated" ··· that , the ·Socialists and ' left-of-centcr Popular Democrats .each were likely to gain about 30 per'cent · of the votes,' the" conservative Social Democratic Center party about 25 per cent, and the 'Communists about 10-12 per cent. Such an outcome would be similar to that' of last year's electrons for the constituent assembly.-The Socialists led the field with almost 38 per cent ot the vote, while the Communists polled 12.5;per cent. .Eight parlies claiming to' be~"lo the -left of the Pommuirisls captured only 4 per cent of "the vole in '1975 and are 1 expected lo do no belter this year, ONE OF THE impohriCTabla factors of the election campaign is-the role that will be played; by the "'half-million.-, refugees from the"' former Portuguese colonies, One of every 17 Portuguese now is a refugee and the 'unemployment rate among 'adiill refugee men is 'estimated to be in excess of 85 per cent. R e p o r t i n g from Lisbon, Stanley Meisl.er of the L o s .'Angeles Times Wrote that the 'refugees ' "are expected to contribute lo a d r i f t to the .right. They arc angry at Mario Scare's; the leader of the Socialist Party, [or he was the foreign minister . when Iho" military government gave 'independence t o ' Angola,' Mozambique and "other .colonies.- The' Communist Tarty has not even tried : to "attract their votes, atlacking the returnees continually as former agents of imperialism, ' PORTUGAL'S new conNli- lulion. which was made public April 2, has a decidedly Marxist tinge. It..stales that the : g.b a 1 of education should be a "classless society" and that political , parties should participate in the "revolutionary process." In addition, it calls for collective ownership of land, natural resources 'and, the principal , m e a n s of production. ·' and declares the nationalizations pi ·.the past two years to be permanent. : The election campaign .has been conducted in an attnos- · phere.of, violence. An explosion , in a booby-trapped car on April 3 killed Maximino Barbosa de . Son?a, who was r u n n i n g ' a s a candidate of, the Democra:ic Union, Parly, a ..far-left group. The ; following' day a ^bomb . exploded al a rally of thc.Soclal Democratic, Center,. but thcra were no injuries, : American and Western European officials will bo watching . Portugal's election returns with keen Interest. Although t h e Communist challenge has been : repulsed; al least' for .^he lima : being,' H is. far from certain that i Portugal can establish a stable, civilian-led, democracy capable of dealing, with the 'country's manifold .problems. Thft answer lo that question will likely be long in arriving.

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