Statesman Journal from Salem, Oregon on August 1, 1970 · Page 4
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Salem, Oregon
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Saturday, August 1, 1970
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4-(Sec I) Statesmen, Salem, Ore., Sat., Aug. 1, 70 2 Solons Promote DID YOU SEE IT? SOMETHING IN GRAY FLANNEL COMING THIS WAY.. tesou BALM POUNOID 1651 QRCSDN Ref "No Favor Sways Us; No Fear Shall Awe." From First Statesman, March 28, 1851 Charles A. Sprague-Ed'tor and Publisher-1 929-1 969 orm WALLACE A. SPRAGUE, Publisher ROBERT SPRAGUE, Co-Publisher HUNT CLARK, Circulation Manager WENDELL WEBB, Editor J. WESLEY SULLIVAN, Associate Editor ' ROBERT E. GANGWARE, Managing Editor WASHINGTON-Two of Ore-, gon's congressmen were instrumental in the success of the reform movement that has over- stafc$matt Tragic Communications If college-age student leaders are supposed to be so smart that they can lead the country to a brighter and better world, how come they aren't smart enough to see they are alienating the vast majority of the population and to do something about it? - . All during their growing years, they have seen how public relations techniques have lured people into buying and believing in ideas and products. When they have something really important to sell to the nation, they ignore all this and set about to use the worst possible public relations to get their points across. Then they step back and wonder why the rest of the nation isn't following. We have a copy of University Perspectives, a publication produced by the Political Science Students Union at the University.' of Oregon. In it, U. of 0. Student Body President Ron Eachus registers the following complaint: Students and their activities were greatly misunderstood in the past few weeks. When a significant number wanted to strike and to close school, what they were really saying was that it is time for everyone, students and faculty, to alter business as usual and work against the war. What they were really saying and doing was not really to shut the school down, but to open it up and let us and the community get together. If that's what the students are saying, that's not what the community is hearing. It sees the strike as against those who are paying to keep the colleges open rather than against a war. It sees campus disruption and law violation as a rebellion against the system which has provided the educational opportunity for students. And the community resents it. This may be entirely the wrong mes- No Vacation in August While most Salem area people are enjoying a relaxed August, 100 or more will be concentrating on the shape of Salem's future. Or to be more exact, the future of Salem's shape. .... The first phase of citizen involvement in determining Salem's downtown renewal project is under way with seven committees drawing up the requirements for the renovated central Salem. Some of the most important decisions in the multimil-lion dollar General Neighborhood Renewal Program (GNRP) will be made this coming month. Should downtown Salem have a shopping mall, as many cities are adopting? What developments, if any, should be made along the Salem waterfront? Should central Salem contain a major convention center? Which buildings should be preserved and which destroyed? How can downtown Salem cope with traffic and retain both convenience for shoppers and a' pleasing atmosphere for pedestrians? The time chart under which the Citizens Advisory Committee is operating demands these goals and objectives be defined during salubrious, sunny August. Suggestions from the entire community are in order at this stage, when the desires of the community are being woven into the prospective plan. They can be funnelled through the Salem Urban Renewal Agency office which is coordinating the program. A consortium of the best planning and evaluating firms in the nation is advising and helping to formulate this program. But the basic guidelines must come from ii ..i.. , " '"'i . , Trrrr n t Ch avez By PAUL KERN LEE SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Flushed with victory in the vineyards, Cesar Chavez and his United Farm Workers are stepping into broader fields in a labor movement of national import. Some growers and producers foresee an eventual struggle to I1 I Ti rrrr I unionize all of California's $4.5-billion annual agricultural industry and its 200,000 workers, by far the country's largest. There are fainter rumblings in other states: The United Farm Workers Organizing Committee has affiliates in Arizona and Texas, Rio Grande Valley, where Chavez has made tours, and on Thursday striking lettuce workers in Colorado aligned themselves with Chavez. In contrast, growers in the wine making area around the Finger Lakes in New York State ill. " - .-..... Is New Factor in said they did not think developments in California would affect them. - Chavez, Mexican-American who has directed his grape workers through nine bitter years of marching, picketing and boycotting, now is challenging his old. enemy, the Teamsters Union. His farm workers have filed suit seeking an injunction to void contracts signed Tuesday between the Teamsters and growers and shippers in five California counties: Monterey, Santa Cruz, San Luis Obispo, San Benito and Santa Barbara. That area produces 90 per cent of the nation's lettuce and more than half its carrots, celery and strawberries, plus other vegetable crops. Chavez, in an uncharacteristic flare of anger, denounced the Teamsters Tuesday for "a Pearl Harbor-type of attack," and vowed "all-out war." He said the Teamsters had pledged in 1967 to stick to the canneries and leave the field hands to him. Gap Seen sage from that which the students mean to communicate, but it is the one which is getting through. It is breeding an overwhelming desire to stop paying for these places which aren't being allowed to perform their educational job. The $211,348 the State Emergency Board voted to increase campus police dramatizes the community response. - This lack of communication is two-way. The students aren't understanding what the community is saying either. For example, a University Perspectives article reports: (Students) are working within the system circulating petitions supporting their beliefs, yet they find many of the people they approach categorize them as radical college students before the students have even had ;a chance to talk. The students often find themselves confronted with irate responses such as "Don't you love your country?" or "You kids are ruining America." The American public traditionally has been supportive of and generous with young people. The principles which these young people espouse are the same basic tenets which, have been the goals of this country for 200 years. And when members of the public do not slam the door on young people but listen to what they have to say, individually, they find they can accept the message and the person giving it. If these young people are as smart as they seem to be, they will find positive ways to encourage the public to accept change rather than using means which seem to threaten the public a public which still has the votes, the money and the power to determine the course of events. the people who live, work and trade In Salemand they are needed in the next month. Well-Deserved Honor The entire Salem community should second the nomination of Detective Sgt. James Stovall as national policeman of the year. He has been nominated by Police Chief Ben Meyers on the basis of his investigation leading to the arrest and conviction of Jerome Brudos in the murder of three girls, but his service to the community both as police officer and citizen covers many years and many areas. In his private life, he is one of the top-ranked ski instructors in the Northwest. His ski school activities at Hoodoo Bowl, involving hundreds of young people each winter, add another dimension to his community service. Jim Stovall, like many in his profession, goes about his work without seeking or getting public adulation. He may even be reluctant about all the attention he is getting through his nomination as the nation's top policeman. But this is more than a well-deserved personal honor. It is a vote of thanks and confidence in men like Stovall, Lt. Elwood (Hap) Hewett, retiring this week after 32 years of service, and the thousands of their kind whose skill in investigation and enforcement of the law has been essential to the maintenance of a stable community. . - M , .hl.i.j, On Wednesday, in Delano, signing a three-year contract covering about 6,000 workers of a major group of table grape growers, Chavez was noncom-mital about expanding the organizing drive. Instead, he predicted signing of growers of the remaining 25 per cent of table grapes possibly within a week. Pressed about the "lettuce bowl" invasion, he would only say, "The union is wanted an needed in many places." In the past, however, be has left little doubt that the grape organizing drive was only the beginning in what he calls "La Causa", or "The Cause." The melon growing and lettuce industries are the current target In Chicago, Charles B. Shu-man, president of the American Farm Bureau Federation, said: "Every farmer must now ask himself, "Is my commodity next?" The boycott, supported by Roman Catholic priests and various labor unions and pressed' across the country at retail Statesman Safety Valve Music Not Enough To the Editor: It is becoming rather amusing to see the rash of "rock" concerts being planned around the country; especially in this area. Adults seem to think that by providing entertainment they can pacify kids who are bored and discouraged to the point of violent despair. The fact is the economic crush Is hitting us too; jobs are hard to come by. And with recreation budgets being slashed left and right, small wonder some young people go looking for trouble. If we are given the means to achieve our goals (employment) and an atmosphere that makes our goals seem worth while we'd like the opportunity to live long, healthy lives too!), things can only change for the better. Give us a bit of the heaven that was earth, and see how peaceful the peace generation can be. Eric Dudley 4174 12th St. SE Take Time to Listen To the Editor: I am very, proud to say that I am a member of the Flamingo Drum and Bugle Corps. Before I joined the Flamingos I found myself with nothing to do and bored stiff. I am sure that many of the other members of the corps felt the same way. Now we have something constructive to do and are proud of the accomplishments of the corps. To the people who complain about our noise when we practice: Please step out on your porches and really listen to us for a few minutes. We really don't sound that bad, do we? It seems to me that the people around South High are the ones that are complaining the most. QUESTION: If there was a football game going on with all the yelling and half-time entertainment would you complain? PROBABLY NOT Judi Hanhi 865 Marion St. NE Shudders' To the Editor: In view of the State of Oregon's experience with Centrex, I shudder to contemplate the results should it ever become necessary to "push the button" on the ABMs. Alice S. Irwin, 145 Leffelle St. S T..un.ji.u.ji. j lcu iijiimijiiujjmujuuji u Farming stores and the wholesale level by hordes of youths and liberal volunteers, had proved the decisive weapon in Chavez' arsenal. Farmer organizations have unanimously assailed it as illegal, but the farm workers are not covered by the National Labor Relations Act, so no redress has been available. Broader legislation, proposed by U.S. Sen. George Murphy, R-Calif. is stalled in Congress. Allan Grant, president of the California Board of Agriculture and of the California Farm Bureau Federation, said: "All of agriculture need not go the route of unionization, but to prevent this, we must haveand soon national legislation to handle such situations," Gov. Ronald Reagan deplored the lack of worker balloting on union representation. The union has spurned such balloting, saying the highly seasonal nature of the work makes this and other traditional labor maneuvers difficult or inapplicable. The union has about 5,000 active members. Fears Gun Control To the Editor: Klamath County recently recalled two of their county commissioners because they set themselves above the electorate. Involving Klamath County in the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act, without a vote of the people, bringing in Federal money for their local law enforcement which if allowed to continue would eventually deprive the electorate control of their law enforcement agencies. It would also have involved them under strict gun control. Proof of this was brought out of a public meeting where several government leaders were present to explain to the public the functions of the "Law Enforcement Assistance Administration, Association of Governments and the Omnibus Crime Bill." In response to this question, Do you deny that this county, by being involved in and receiving money through the LEAA is not being led into gun control legislation and confiscation?" Gov. Tom McCall's Executive Assistant Ed Westerdahl, answered, "NO, I do not deny it" Guide book for LEAA calls for gun control legislation of the type recommended by the Presidents Crime Commission, "Removal of all hand guns and severe restriction and licensing of long guns." Of course this is just made to order for the criminals who naturally won't register their guns and won't have to fear the unarmed citizens. Let's hope citizens of other counties throughout Oregon are as alert as the Klamath County citizens and aren't taken in by such programs promoted by the liberals, Communists and fellow travelers. Remember, this is how the Russian people and all those now under Communism lost their freedom. F. L. Michaelson 963 Rafael Ave. N Protests Trespassing To the Editor: We live on the east side of Gilmore Field. Have put up no trespassing signs but to no avail. They come across private property, pull up the signs. If you go out to say anything to them they tell you to go in the house and shut your mouth. When Gilmore Field was put in they said they would put in a fence; they fenced the west side. My son-in-law paid for sidewalks on Hoyt and 12th but they S$t Qltjft3C!3M 2" T.I SM-MU (Published "very mornlof of the year at 280 Church St. NX Salem, Ore. Zip code 97308.) SUBSCRIPTION RATE I By CARRIER In many clttaa end on many rural routei: Daily and Sunday $3.SO per mo. Daily only $2.00 par mo. Sunday only . $ .If par wk. Br MAO. daflr end and?, ttb la Oregon: t 2. BO par month. f 6.00 threa month. ill. 00 fix month. $16.00 nino month. $20.00 par year. (The above "within Orofoa" rate also applies to student! any where in the U.S. and to the Armed Service! anywhere.) By MAIL la U.S. outiid of Ore-(on: Daily and Sunday I2.B0 per me. Sunday only .. ..... 1 .11 per wk. (MADL. subecriptioBs are paid m advance. n ataiosraan lm wn mailed to addroaaes within tb city or swam etna port ottleo bom.) Aedtt Bureau of areata Bureau of AoVerttstof AX7A Oregon Xewipaper Publisher! Association ' NATIONAL ADVERTISING REPRESENTATIVE: Nelson Roberts Division Braoham-Moloney, Ine. MEMBER ASSOCIATED PUIS Th Associated Pre to ntlOed exclusively to use of an looal pnaQ as ins still cut across. I thought it was against the law to trespass. And it is not all kids; some are Our Man Hoppe Welfare Bail-Out for Lockheed, Perm RR SAN FRANCISCO - Oh, there's good - news today for the poverty stricken. Congress is considering a new welfare program for the debt-ridden and destitute. The first two needy recipi- By ARTHUR HOPPE ents on the list are Lockheed and the Perm Central Railroad. Lockheed, as you may recall, get in trouble by going three or four billion dollars (who knows how much?) over Its original bids on a half dozen weapons systems. Which is probably why it's the nations nur..ber one defense contractor. But the nation must have a number one defense contractor to preserve the free enterprise system from Communism. So the government will have to subsidize Lockheed (for who knows how much?) in order to preserve the free enterprise system. Similarly, we'll have to bail out Perm Central. We'll desperately need its net-work of tracks to preserve the Union in case there's another Civil War. . So with one corporation after another hitting the skids, it's obvious some sort of welfare program is in order. Simple human compassion dictates as much. But at the same time, thought must be given to preventing the development of a welfare mentality among our giant conglomerates. We all know how government handouts sap individual initiative. "Why should we sweat and strive to cut costs, improve services and make a better product' the lazy corporation executive will say, lolling back In his swivel chair, "when the GRIN AND BEAR 'For a change of pace, moralizing on what money can't buy . , . and list a few things that it can?' Letters grown men and women. S. W. Miller 2323 12th St. government will take care of us all?" Poverty breeds poverty. Before we know it, generation after generation of Astors, Mel-Ions, Vanderbilts and Rockefellers will be dwelling in idleness and sloth. Frustrations will mount and we'll be faced with ugly riots in the ghettos from Palm Beach to Palm Springs. We must, then get these corporations, as Mr. Nixon likes to put it, "off the welfare rolls and back on the payrolls." The answer, obviously, is not more outright government giveaways, but ' a guaranteed annual income program. The figure of $1600 a year seems minimal. Think of the hundreds of giant corporations that would have been overwhelmed with joy to have shown a profit of $1600 last year. Then, as an incentive to working harder, the needy corporation would bt allowed to keep an increasing percentage of its profits over and above that amount. A few hard-hearted conservatives will say such a program won't work. They'll say the lazy corporations will take the $1600 and not do a lick of work. But let's have faith in corporate nature. Despite the eve-dence to the contrary on the financial pages each day, let's have faith that our poor corporations really do like to make money. Of course, the government will have to give millions upon millions to Lockheed, Penn Central and the others for them to show a $1600 profit. Which is millions upon millions more more than it gives the hungry migrant worker or the unemployed ghetto dweller. But that's as it should be. Nothing could be more in keeping with the motto that is the heart of our whole free enterprise system: "From each according to his ability; to each according to his needs." (C) Chronicle PubUtblnf CO. 1970 IT By Lichty Dear, suppose you stop tpk ROBERT 5:? f SMITH V j.rL' Correspond turned some of the more ar-" chaic traditions of the House of Representatives. They are Reps. John Dellen back of Medford and Wendell Wyatt of Astoria. Both are Republicans. The re-, form movement was bi-partisan ., or it would have failed in the.; House controlled by Democrats ; 244 to 188 (there are 3 vacan- cies at the moment). The Oregon congressmen wererr:' especially interested in breaking J down the traditions of secrecy that $o often enshroud the posi-t C tions taken by members cf theftt" House both in committee meetes ings and during sessions of thev.r. House. Wyatt helped muster support,, for a change that will forbid;, committees to keep secret howJ' each member voted on bills. Un" der the old practice, a congress. man who didn't want to disclose how he voted on a controversial measure felt safe in voting anr way he chose because no offi-. cial record would ever be madeu;3 public. o'v What this meant in practice was that vested interests could,-.,,' round up enough congressmeaK-v to vote against legislation they opposed without risking any,n:f public rebuke for taking such,,,..,, a position in committee. Often--;; bills were killed or gutted by: this tactic. v Committees usually decide tho r fate of legislation behind closed ' doors. That practice won't be- changed. But a roll call of key. r votes will be made available te- those such as newsmen who le-.o quire. The Dursose of this reform la ' " to make congressmen more re- h"-,T" -'- of the people rather than the special interests of the few. Dellenback was especially eager to end the secrecy of tell- er votes on the House floor. This procedure is less secret., because anyone in the press or public galleries during a House debate can watch how members -of the House line up during a teller vote, even though no record is kept for those who are not present to examine. Nonetheless, the teller vote procedure is often used to kill the most controversial faatures or proposed alterations in a bill during House debate. And if any amendment is defeated by a . teller vote, it is impossible to get a roll call vote on the same question so as to put every congressman en record. The secretive teller vote was devised by the British Parlia-"' ment several centuries sgo as .a ' device for collectively taking?, actions while individually escaping the wrath of a vengeful monarch. But even the British changed it to record each vote of each member of Parliament, r not recently but 138 years ago... The house this past week'-; finally followed suit, after Rep, Thomas P. O'Neill, D-Mass,.,,,, told his colleagues: "The ABM,. ; the SST, preventive detention,'. funds for waste disposal all of, these Issues have been decided, on teller votes. There is no retv ord for posterity, and we cannof;'; be held accountable by the vot-ers. This is simply and clearljr ? not right." One large sacred cow the r seniority system survived the ? reform wave. That tradition ? holds that the most senior mem Z ber of each committee i auto-, J matically declared the chafe. man if his party is in controL Reps. Edith Green and Al UH-- man, who have gained consider-able seniority since arriving in the House in the mid-Fifties,-" were observed opposing s-?; change in this system as pro-"" posed by Rep. Henry Reuss, Wis., helping to defeat it by aa,- unrecorded teller vote. Wyat'. also opposed it for fear it would sink the entire reform bill. TIGERS CANCEL CLASSES CALCUTTA, India (AP) -- Children at a school in Naga-land got a forced vacation when. some tigers took up residence, -c in their schoolyard and refused to leave, officials said. The tig-l ers finally left fox nearby Jutkp gles.

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