Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on April 14, 1972 · Page 4
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4,.GREELEY (Colo.) TRIBUNE Fri., April 14, J972 · -- * : " Tribune Editorial Page Opinion - Analysis - Interpretation Pause and Ponder JMK.S ' ' ' ' And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask anything according to his will he heareth us. --John 5:14 Bus Service Lacks Convenience Although it's too early to tell, it woultl appear that Greeley's latest experiment in extending the city bus line is doomed to failure. The main reason for thin prediction is that it appears that one important ingredient has been overlooked -- people. To be convenient to the public a bus service must be available to take people from where they are to where they want to go at the time they want to go. The late starting hour precludes most people riding the bus to work in the morning and if they must drive their cars to town in the morning just to get there it also precludes their riding the bus home in the evening because they have to get the car home, also. The other important thing is that 50 per cent of the residential area is nowhere near the. bus line. Rather than carrying persons from downtown to the shopping centers and vice versa, it would appear to make more sense if the buses were to traverse the residential areas and transport people from there to the shopping areas or to the doctors' clinics. Human nature being what it is, it appears that few persons will walk more than two or three blocks to catch a bus nowadays. Routes in the residential areas could be worked out with stops convenient to many persons and buses could start running early enough in the morning to pick up those who travel to jobs downtown. Later in the morning the. same residential routes could pick up persons desiring to go shopping or to the doctor's office. It would appear that few persons would need to ride the bus only from one shopping area to another and to the downtown area unless they had several hours available for shopping. In the evening the routes could be reversed to take workers back to the residential areas. There are many advantages to riding the bus -- not the least of which are environmental -- that make sense. But in order to make the most of the system, convenience must be placed at the top of the list. Interview with Labor Leader George Meany (C) 197J, , TT» W»th!ngton Peri ! Two. of the most common crilicisms made of organized abor arc that its leadership is oo old and that it is out of ouch with changes in American ife. George Meany, the leader o f the union movement, discusses these elements in the ollowing extracts from a tape- recorded and edited interview. On the age of union leaders: I've been elected to office almost every two years since 1922. 1 have to get elected at every convention. I decide whether I'm too old, as far as 'm concerned. Of course, (he ncmbership can decide or the federation members can decide I'm too old any time they want :o. In fact, if some of those ellows told me I'm loo old, I might consider believing them, Because I'm getting old. I'm not kidding myself. Now so far as the young people are concerned, there's no bar. Oh, there may be union politics in some places, which is all legitimate, but I had the top office in my union when I was 26 years of age. Nobody slopped me. I'm not saying I was a boy wonder or something, but I used to go lo the meetings and I used to get up and shoot my mouth off on anything that was of interest. And, as I say, I've been elected. So far M being loo oM, if I tel I can't do this job I'll quit. Hell, I've got a lot of other (flings to do. I've got some bobbin, too. But if my health stays good and I feel Ijkt it, I'll jtay In. And very frankly, I think I'd know if there was a movement to push me out within the organization. On the altitudes of the young worker: I hear the same story; I just don't know how widespread if is or how much impact it has. But I get the same story that you don't have this desire on the part of young workers to achieve a certain skill, you know. And I don't know. Of course there ore certain areas in American industry where there is really a problem, where you specialize in work in doing the same thing. This really does something to workers mentally. You know what 1 mean? They get bored to death, they lose all desire lo do anything. To do as little as possible, and so on and so forth. We seem to be living in an age when the young people, for some reason cr another, seem to reject everything. It's not just a question of work patferns or anything, but they seem to reject everything that the older people held im-. po riant. Now maybe we came loo fast. I haven't got the figures in my mind, but as I recall them we had 50,000 kids in college back CO years ago. And now the Letters to the Tribune Wrong for Man To Walk on Moon To The Tribune: I have been thinking, as the Apollo 16 countdown is under way, that it is wrong for man to put forth scientific effort to conquer and inhabit the moon, because sinful m a n : h a s failed in fulfilling his moral,.material and spiritual obligation, on this earlh where God has placed him. In Psalm 115:1B we read, "The heaven, even (he heavens are the Lord's: but' the earlh halh he given lo (he children of men." The "earlh," alone, is for man according lo the teaching of God's Word, The "Heavens", is .forbidden territory to man -- man is nnl to put forth effort lo conquer the "heavens," It is absolutely contrary lo Ihe teaching of God's Word. -- Man does not belong there! God placed man in this world as fhe result of a definite and distinctive creative act. In Genesis I:2li, we read, "And Cod created m a n . f o r the purpose t h a t man should have, "dominion over (he earlh" and produce "nfler IiU kind." (Genesis 1:28). In Genesis 1:14-18, we read, and God said, Let (here be lights in the firmament of the heaven lo divide (lie cliiy from Ihn night: and let Diem be for signs, and for seasons, iind for days, and years: -- And God made two great liglils; fhe greater light lo r u l e , l!i« day, sun) and the lesser light lo iile (he night; (moon) he made he stars also. An Open Letter To Commissioners ,160 miles in diameter. The sun ; s about 93 million miles away. he farthest star that man has seen is 500 million light years away. The Bible does not indicate hat there is "human life" on any planet in outer space. In Zcchuriali 14:9, we read 'Ant! (he Lord shall be King aver all the earlh --." It is easonable to. believe (hat if our _or(l is to "reign" over this earth, it requires lhat all men hall dwell opnn (his earth. God, back in (he. beginning, irnught lo an end the evil pur- xjscs of sinful man. Remember lie lower of liahcl, (Genesis 11:1-9). I believe Ihe second coming of Jesus will prevent sin- 'ul man from exisling on fhe moon. D u r i n g Hie "Tribulation leriocl" Ihe moon will turn lo ilood and the sun will refuse o shine. (Joel 2:10 30-31) Also Matthew 24:27-30 and Luke 21:25-28. God is still on the throne, and (Ic will nol allow sinful man o Inkc over the heavens which He has ordninetl for Himself. Man hud better remain on (lie earlh whom Goii has ordainec .hat he should dwell. I am nol preparing a t r i p lo lie moon. 1 am preparing to mocf Him in (lie sky. God woul lave every person in this world saved. (II Pelcr 3:!)). J. Eliziibclh Pri-scott 1125 31sl Ave. An open Idler to the County iommissioners: I would like lo address the ward concerning a public meeling on March 29, 1972. I would like to make clear f the board would have lived up lo their oath and law by allowing the concerned public o attend an open meeting, and f the meeting place could not accommodate the concerned citizens, then other provisions should have been made, after he citizens congregate in the meeting place, rather than hav- ng law enforcement agencies keeping the public out of an open meeting. I feel if Ihe County Commissioners would have allowed the concerned citizens in it would have been peaceful. But in stead, the only public place I was admitted (o was Weld County Hospital after going Ihrough a locked exit door window leading to (ho county commissioners secretary's of ficc. Thai day I received 10 studies nn the left side of my face and a cut on Ihe Icfl side of my hand. My friend was there lo help me. She administered first aid a f t e r asking (tic commissioners' secretary if she would get the first aid kit. The secretary said she did nol have a first aid kit, only a Johnson anil Johnson Band-Aid. II is my suggestion lhat in the future anyone who is concerned ami wishes lo he ad- mitled lo n public meeling be permuted lo attend. John Robert Kbell Today in History By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Friday, April Mill, lite 105th (lay of 1972. There are 261 days left in I fie year. Today's highlight in history: On this (late in IW5, President Abraham Lincoln was shot W a s h i n g I o n Conference of American .Stales created what was lo become the Pan American Union. In 1912, the liner Titanic struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic. More than 1,500 lives by John Wilkus Bnolh al Ford's } lvcro los , in , hc sinl(ing of (hc Theater in Washington. He dicdi K ] lip ' Un mis date: t In 1V75, Urn first society tori I,"" abolition of shivery was izcd by Quakers in Philadelphia. In 1800, delcgates to the The Greeley Daily Tribune and The Grccloy Republican M I L D R E D HANSF.N LEO O. KOENIO ; J A K f , E8TRICK J R . . PubllihH Kverj Wfe* Pay Evening liy The Trlbur.e.Republicuri Puf.H*hlnR Co. Offite, 114 F.lahll! St.. rirrdry, Colo. S063I. Colorado Member Au«latd Prmi, Th« Angele* Tlnm-Wuhlntrtcin foil r Service, Colorado Tri-ti AiioeU Inland Dally Preil AnoolaleH, And! Tiurou tit ClrcuUUon. 7h» Aisoclated I'ren U eMUlM nelti · tvely [o the uie of republic:'Jon of t! tKe local ncttt (jrlnlH In this new* paper ·! well X «1] Al' newi ill,, patehrt. All arlidfi In tht repnr, of -lhe TlmrfWuhlnicloii I'm I EXECUTIVE STAFF ....... rubll.neil HOIIRln Winl.UNl) ^ ----- K.lllnr Ru,fne.i Hur. U. I.. r F / l B H S K N ---------- Artv. M B r . Clrc. M K r . l j A M F . S W. I'OM'F. - ......... _.-- Su[t. Slntrlf prlc* prlt ,, Ida -fir n.ll In WeM County I yrnr t20.00, fl mnrtlhi .r-ne month $2.00. Fly mull oiitiMe of '' WcM County 1 yrnr 121.00. one moi.lh [$2.00. F-'orelEn Counlritl II.2( per ' month. CI17 nrrler «n.l Motor Houl« 'J2.00 per month. I ' U H I . 1C I O I I U M : Public forum Ut- Kin;; Alfonso went into exile. In 1!)!7, a French freighter loaded with nitrate exploded at a dock al Texas City, Tex., killing more (ban 500 persons. In 19fi5, the Soviels announced (hat Ihe first motel in the Soviet Union was being built in Moscow. Five years ago: In a govern mcnt reshuffle in Hungary, President Islvan Dobi resigned and a reformist, Jenoe Fock, was named premier. One year ago: President Richard M. Nixon eased a U.S. embargo on Irade with China, permitting export of non-strategic goods lo lhat Communist counlry. Today's ters mi Ci-rrrri them, tl I c no lor.eer t h a n 4SO · E v n n i u T n muit be prime*] .rlulGUlr, .. . _ . Ber*ic« are copyrighted t.y lh« Tmneil lo Tha Tril,- ui-e-TtrpiiljIEcan Pub. ry|i,Krft;ihiril Union birthdays: Actor John Gielgud is 69 years old Actress .lulie Christie is 31. Actor Rod Slcigcr is 47. Thought for today: Rest is a good Ihing, bill boredom is its b r o t h e r . Voltaire, French writer, 1694-1778. college population is up in the millions. 1 don't despair of the younger generation. I thing they have to move too fast. And I don't think that they have the same concept of the value of a dollar that I grew up with. They get it a lot easier. You know, most of the kids that are disorderly come from well-to-do families, families that can a f f o r d ' t o support them. · ' . ' ' ' The poor kid that's, really scrounging to live, he's not out there raising hell. ft PUW ON OUR OWN. LITTLE VITOM0N Matter of Fact By Joseph AIsop WASHINGTON -- Baltics being battles, it is always folly lo forecast the outcome until the last shot has been fired. In the hope of gelling a better notion of tlie climactic battles of Ihe Vietnamese war, this reporter will shortly be going there. By any test, however, it is already time lo say thai the evcnls of the last few days have proved the triumphant success of President Nixon's Vietnamizalion program. Vielnamrza- tion's success, of course, may not he enough fo prevent the South Vietnamese army's defeat. But for Ihe North Vietnamese invaders, Viclnamization's success is already proving a dramatically heavy handicap. Tliis lesson is clear from small things as well as big. Since the small things are more scale, so lo say, let us start with them. Let us start, in fact, with an astonishing fight that took place in a little hamlet south of Quang Tri city on April 5. You may not be so astonished by this fight, if you lack the experience of 20 and more previous visits to Vietnam. But tills reporter can well remember the long yean when South Vietnamese villages could b« taken by a couple of North Vietnamese soldiers with only on* hand grenade to spare between them. The hamlet south of Quang Tri city was instead infiltrated by a full-strength company of North Vietnamese sappers -- which are supposed (o be the most carefully picked and highly (rained troops in Hanoi's army. The sapper company managed lo gel in unobserved during the night and (o dig itself into good defensive positions. Us mission was to cut Highway One -- the old "Street Without Joy." The presence in the hamlet of the intruding North Vietnamese sapper company was promptly reported as soon as it was discovered lo Ihe local militia, the so-called regional ami popular forces. A regional force company al once moved out to lake on the enemy sapper company. No regular South Vietnamese Iroops were called in lo give aid. A couple of-helicopter gunships supported Ihe men of the regional forces; and they also had grenade launchers to strike at Hie sapper company's emplacements. In the end, some CO North Vietnamese sappers had been killed and a young boy had surrendered. So Ihe story ended. . Remember, me militia did the wKel* job. Remember, too, mat Hw pwpk of the very sam* h*ml«f on Highway On« were certainly among those who used to make the "Street Without Joy" so exceptionally joyless in the French time. Remember, finally, the New York Times report -surely dependable, given the resulting contradiction of so many previous Times reports -- of the bitter resentment of the North Vietnamese invasion by simple people in South Vietnam, like the peasants of that hamlet on Highway One. You can see, then, why lite Vielnamization program must now be counted a remarkable success, however the fighting comes out between the South apd North Vietnamese armies. The little thing^ above described, leads on directly lo the big thing. The big thing is the simple fact that the North Vietnamese army is now carrying the burden almost alone. Here again, the conlrasl with the past is startling, to put it mildly. At Tet, in 1968, the point battalions in all the allacks on all the cities and (owns of South Vietnam were Viet Cong battalions rather than North Vietnamese battalions. In lhat fighting, in truth, the native Viet Cong of South Vietnam carried the main burden. This time, instead, Hanoi has repeatedly sent frenzied, even shrill commandt to th* Viet'Cong leaders in the provinces to "get with th« program" (as they say in the U. S, Army). Bu) the Viet Cong In Hie provinces, so far as they still survive, have In most cases ignored or defied Hanoi's orders. The nearest thing .to a sign of serious guerrilla activity of the old (ype has been the series of petty attacks on oulposfs and district towns in the extreme south. But investigation reveals that what has really been happening in the delta provinces much more resembles a raflle of firecrackers than a serious Viet Cong alfempt to stage a "general uprising." A high proportion of the attacks, even in the delta provinces, have also been staged by North Vietnamese regulars. In sum, Ihe guerrilla support that used to be Hanoi's most invaluable asset has now proved an asset lhal has three-quarters wasted away. In contrast, Viefnamization's success has been proved by the vigorous, and tough reaction of Ihe South Vietnamese militia units, even against the Norlh Vietnamese troops who were once so feared. But lhal much being said, (he all-imporlant outcome of the main battles must still be awaited. Copyright 1777, Los Angeles Times So This Is Greeley By Jim Briggs THOUGHT FOR TODAY -- "People are like stained glass windows. They glow and sparkle when it is sunny, and bright; but when the sun goes down their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."--Author Unknown. , ' * - * * ' ABOUT GRANDMOTliERS-Stow Wilwer, who I am happy o say is a friend of mine 'cause he's such a great, guy, stopped the other day to show me a clipping sent to him by his daughter, Joy Thomson of Seattle, Wash. It was written by a third-grader and printed in the Mulvane, San., News. Being a grandfather myself, I really enjoyed it. I hink you will, too, grandparent or not, and it goes like.this: "A grandmother is a lady who has no children of h*r own. She likes other people's little girls. A grandfather, is a man grandmother. He goes for walks with the boys and they talk about fishing and tractors and things like that. * * * "Grandmothers don't have fo do anything but be there. They're old so they shouldn't play hard or run. It is enough f they drive us to market where the Pretend-Horse is, and lave lots of dimes ready. Or, if they take us for walks, they should slow down passing things, like pretty leaves or cater- jillars. They should never say 'Hurry up!' "Usually they are fat, but not too fat to tie your shoes, rtiey wear glasses and funny underwear. They can.take, their eelh a n d gums off. ' ' · ' ' ' , - . * * * · ·"It is better if they don't typewrite or play cards except vith us. They don't have to be smart, only answer questions like: 'Why do dogs hate cats?' and 'Why isn't God married?' "They don't talk baby talk like visitors do, because it; is 00 hard (o understand. When they read to us they don't skip vords or mind it if it is the same slory again. "Everybody should fry fo have one, especially If you." don't have television, because grandmas are tti* only 1 grown-ups who have time." : ' » « * 'I UEMEMBER MAMA' -- The above reminds me. of my ;randmolher who helped my widowed mother raise four kids. tfy dad died of tuberculosis when I was a little squirt and, my mom had to go to work tp ( feed and clothe my three, sisters and me. My grandmother wouldn't allow us to call her "grandma," no sirreee, we and everyone else.called her-"Katie;".., My mom worked for John M. Mulvihill, 1 owner- of Elilch's Gardens, during the summer months.-I can remember those wonderful Saturdays; We did our best through the week fo:take out garbage, make beds, help with the dishes, but come Saturday we'd better have our chores done because that was when Mom and Katie went to the matinee at Elitch's Theater. When Mom got home about noon, Katie had lunch rea_dy and we kids got all dressed up. I can remember the "white socks and black patent leather shoes I had to wear with- a little blue suit that collected lint like a magnet. '" -."' We'd then board the street car and go to Elitch's. While Mom and Katie enjoyed Frederic March and other great actors, we kids had the run of the amusement park. My favorite ride was the Old Mill, and I remember reading about the fire that destroyed if while I was on th« beautiful island of Saipan during the war, and how sad I felt. * * * Whenever I sec a good play or a good production on TV, 1 always think how much Mom and Katie would have enjoyed color TV. I can remember Katie sitting by the old Atwater Kent radio on Sunday nights listening to "One Man's Family," Ben Bernie coming on the air with his "Yowza, Yowza,- Yowza," and oh, how she enjoyed Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy. Yep, that little third-grader sure did stir up a bunch of memories of two wonderful women -- my mom and Katie..* · * THE ENDORSEMENT - I spotted a couple of good ones in the Rotary Bulletin, like the one about the wife who came into a bank to cash her husband'* paycheck. "It needs an endorsement," the feller explained, The woman looked thoughtful far a moment, and then wrote on the back of Hie check, "Joe is a wonderful hut- band." · : * + * The other one tells about John Daly, the television moderator, who said he once had (he problem of how lo explain .to a large audience that a slight difficulty had arisen in the sho.w's format^-He solved it rather neatly by announcing: "Ladies and gentlemen, the guest of honor this evening needs no introduction -- he didn't' show up." * * * . - -· LUCY'S CALL -- Lucy called to. say she.-was just wondering how much news would Aghew choosV-jf Agnew could choose news. ; Current Quotes By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 'All firms would do well to ask the question: 'Will an otherwise justifiable price increase sush their profit margins over ;he line? Firms cannot ignore the profit-margin limitation, and the time lo recognize it is now." -- Donald Rumsfeld, director of Ihe Cost of Living Council, in warning that firms ,vhich fail to hold down profit margins may face both price rollbacks and court actions. "The President must take ;ome sort of dramatic action in order lo finally convince Hanoi lhat she cannot wait us out." -Sen. James R. Buckley, Con-R- N.Y., in urging U.S. naval and logistics support for South Vietnamese assaults along the Norlh Vietnamese coast. "People's attitudes about what women can and cen't do are irrational, which j s t ne ,,;. cest way'of pulling it;" -- Catherine Milfon, assistant director of the Police Foundation, commenting on a study which charges discrimination against women by police departments. "Our delegation has come to the United Stales in (he. spirit of friendship first, competition second."--Chuang Tse-tung, three-time world table tennis champion, on (he current tour of the Chinese learn. SCHAM-LETS ANSWERS Cement - Goose - llosly ~ Rarrcn - TEETH BRACKS A friend offers a. novel dcfinilion on wirctappini: When two kids with TEETH BRACES kiss each other.

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