Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on February 26, 1976 · Page 4
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Tribune Editorial Page Opinion - Analysis - Interpretation Thurs., Feb. 26,1976 P»ge4 Pause and Ponder For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. -- Ga\atians 6:8 UNC budget cut would be poor economy Today In History It is hoped that President Richard Bond's views on the Governor's proposed 1976-77 appropriation for the University of Northern Colorado will become widely known in the State Legislature. The UNC President commented with mixed emotion Wednesday on Governor Lamm's $19.6 million appropriation for the University. He said that while the Governor's recommendation recognizes 3ome of UNC's problems, it does not recognize other concerns that he has for UNC funding. « The legislature should understand that in reducing UNC's appropriation from a requested $23.9 million, the Governor was not just eliminating frills in the University's budget. Gov. Lamm's cutback will make it more difficult for UNC to overcome a lag in salaries and capital outlays. The legislature needs to recognize these points made by Dr. Bond: 1. UNC needs an 18 per cent increase in faculty salaries to catch up with those in comparable institutions in and outside Colorado. The Governor's appropriation would allow only three to four per cent increase. 2. The Governor's appropriation would leave the University still hurting for lack of supplies. 3. UNC capital outlays suffered most in a reduced budget last year and the Governor made a substantial reduction in the University's proposal for capital outlays this year. Some of the University's new buildings were never equipped after they are completed. Science and industrial arts equipment is badly needed. 4. If tuition is tied to credit hours, as the Governor proposes, students would be forced to choose the number of hours they take on economic rather than educational considerations. The Governor's recommended appropriation is not of vital concern, since the "long bill," submitted by the Joint Budget Committee and approved in final form by the legislature, will ultimately determine how much UNC will receive. Nevertheless, Dr. Bond's comments on Gov. Lamm's appropriation once again emphasize the financial needs of the University and oughl to be remembered by the legislators when consideration of the "long bill" begins. Budget trimming isn't always economizing. This is the case here. Anything less than the unembellished budget submitted by UNC, Dr. Bond says, will prevent the University from operating effectively. Both students and all taxpayers would get short-changed in a budget cut of over $4 million. Dateline 1776 By United Press International MOORE'S CHEEK, N.C., Feb. 26 Another contingent of Americans led by Col. Richard Caswell arrived at Moore's Creek and joined Col. Alexander Lillinglon in fortifying both banks of the slowmovlng stream. The bridge was partially dismantled and the girders greased to prevent the loyalist Highlanders from crossing. By The Associated Press Today is Thursday, Feb. 28, the 57th day of. 1976. There are 309 days left in the year. Today's highlight in history: On this date in 1531, an earthquake in Portugal killed tens of thousands of people and flattened much of Lisbon and other cities. On this date: ' In 1521, the Spanish governor of Puerto Rico, Ponce de Ixwn, sailed from San Juan on his second expedition to Florida. In 1802, one of the great figures in French literature, Victor Hugo, was born. In 1918, during World War One, German planes bombed the Italian city of Venice. In 1919, the U.S. Congress established Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. In 1974, Ethiopian army units seized the second largest city in the country, Asmara. In 19G7, five U.S. warships bombed supply lines and a munitions depot on the coast of North Vietnam. Ten years ago: An American soldier who had given his life in Vietnam to shield his buddies from a grenade blast, Daniel Fernandez, was hurried at a national cemetery near Santa Fe, N.M., with full military honors. Five years ago: There was heavy fighting between North Vietnamese and South Vietnamese forces inside Laos. One year ago: The British Parliament approved a $900,000 pay increase for Queen Elizabeth for use in running Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle. Today's birthdays: Entertainer Jackie Gleason is 60 years old. Former movie star Betty Mutton is 55. Thought for today: It is characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things -- Henry David Thoreau, American writer, 1817-1862. Bicentennial footnote: Two hundred years ago today, the American Continental Congress in Philadelphia decreed that no ship would be permitted to sail for Britain, Ireland or the British West Indies without special permission. Throw a Nickel On the Drum byjimcraig Letters to the Tribune Greeley's reception for wrestlers praised To The Tribune: We wanl to thank the City of Greeley for the fine way it treated the wrestlers, parents and fans who spent the week-end (Feb. 13-14) here in our city for the Class "A" wresftinp championships. Also our thanks to Hie business firms that helped us put together the wrestling programs with their advertising. Coach Jack LcBondc, sponsor Charles Jack, advertising and tickets University of Northern Colorado Athletic Dept. Statements on health education called Vash' To The Tribune: I am currently implementing the Berkeley program at Franklin Middle School. To date, I have not been contacted by the critical Mr. Madsen. Madsen assumes District Six has a comprehensive health education program, which is a gross oversight. The only Berkeley unil currently being taught exists in the middle schools, with future plans to expand the program down to kindergarten and up to high school. Quality lakes lime! Madsen questions whether "special learning experiences" built into the Berkeley model will provide students with good health habits. Recently, lifesaving techniques were taught, utilizing the assistance of the Weld County Ambulance Service. Students then displayed their newly acquired health knowledge through posters and developing workable resuscitation models. Recently, a former health student of mine from Maplewood remarked enthusiastically that she had helped her mother stop smoking, and both were now helping her father give up the habit. Do these examples constitute poor health instruction? Madsen implies that the Berkeley model merely stresses "bodily functions." On the contrary, despite the simplicity of the title of the unit currently being taught, (Learning About Our Lungs) one does not have to search too much further to discover that it is a much more extensive coverage of the respiratory system, than the title implies. If Mr. Miidit'ii would look beyond the title, he might learn that the respiratory system is influenced by rest, exercise, proper nutrition, regular health check-ups, safety, drug abuse, environmental factors, consumer awareness, and emotional stability. Does this constitute a narrow approach to health? Madsen questions whether knowing me effects of smoking on the body will prevent children from smoking? My answer is it probably will not, but I am obligated to assist my students in making an educated decision regarding this issue. Perhaps Madsen has a secret educational technique that could help health educators all over the world deal with this problem. Another question deals with teacher qualifications. My credentials arc: BS in Nursing; MA in Health Education; four years school nursing experience in Greeley. Madsen was correct in stating the "two-week intensive course" does not Public forum rules I.i'Uris tn llir Tribune public forttm jire l i m i t e d to I.~(l \\ords. No ovcrp- tinns In this rule will be permitted. A li-llpi- in us! curry hot!) (lit 1 si^iindirr and llir inldn'ss of the writer. Letters exceeding (he l.'tll-wonl l i m i t or con- liiinini; libcliMis or possibly lihi'lmis stalcinrnls \ \ i l l lie relumed 1ft the writer w i t h notification (if the r en son for rejection jittd iiiny he rrsiihmiltrd for publication a f t e r the vlKingr lias liren made. Ml letters mils! lie brought l Hie T r i b u n e in |crs»ii bv t h e l e t t e r w r i t e r o r o t h e r a r i i i n u e m e i i t s uiiide for |ii oof of produce a competent health educator, but that session, in which we participated in exactly the same learning pxperiences as out own students, facilitated our understanding of what their responses would be. Finally, Madsen slams District Six for exhibiting lack of foresight when it supports successful health education programs with monies, quality supervision, and qualified health educators. Is thisa school district that lacks foresight? Perhaps Mr. Madsen should rethink his rash, unresearched statements! Carol Ebert 3207 W. 12Ui St. Rd. Panic is a drum beat all its own and not too many people like to throw nickels on such a personal feeling. But nevertheless panic does take hold and often produces some very strange and even humorous results. After listening to Governor Lamm's demands that people at the annual Associated Press meeting stand in his presence and other equally as interesting business talk, we headed for the elevator in the Brown Palace Hotel so as to make our departure! The appropriate button was pushed to take us to the lobby and like magic the elevator door opened immediately and we entered. However, as the elevator operator pushed the lobby button in the elevator nothing happened, the door just stayed open. Of course this drew some faint smiles from the six or so passengers, including the guy in the back holding his skis. Once again the button was pushed and the door began to slide back and forlh several times before slicking open once more. Again, the fainl smiles appeared. As the door remained open the second time another person stepped into the mildly crowded car. Once again the button was pushed and this time the door closed and that vas all. The door just closed and nothing else happened. Again the smiles appeared and everyone appeared amused for the first three minutes. Then strange thoughts could be seen crossing the faces of the passengers. It was like some had been swallowed by "Jaws" and others were trapped in the "Towering Inferno." It was stupid but all sorts of things flashed through the mind. After all, we were only on the second floor, and if the car fell it wouldn't be too far would it? My mind began to replay little things I had not thought of in years. 1 began to wonder if all the insurance costs were paid up and how it would feel to slay in the elevator with 35 other people, a ski lift and at least -1C pieces of luggage. My tie felt suddenly tight as the elevator operator began to ring the emergency bell. Again and again the bell rang through the silent shaft and no one seemed lo know of our plight. Would there be enough air for this hoard of people? Who would be the hero to climb up the elevator shaft and send our rescuers? Who was going to feed my goldfish? Waita minute, what gold fish, I don't have a gold fish. I could feel my hands growing clammy and little beads of sweat began to build on my forehead. My double-knit sport coat felt like iron weights and the noise from my wristwatch sounding like the gonging of Big Ben. But how would I know that? I had never been to London and besides 1 wasn't even wearing a watch. The bells kept ringing and ringing. The elevator remained motionless. My eyes were fixed on nothing and everything all at once, the mind was starting to lose control. Just how long had we been in here? It seemed like hours. As the walls began closing in, the elevator operator did a brave thing -- he hit the door. That did the trick. -We were soaring from our Hth floor down to safety. The ordeal was over. Suddenly my tic was straight again and there was no wetness on my forehead and a sense of calm overtook me as we walked from the elevator. And as the last of the passengers left I heard the elevator operator say, "Sorry for the two-minute delay, you people could have walked down faster from the second floor." That guy must have been in another elevator. Take it for what it is worth. The stampede to Luanda By CLAYTON FIUTCHEY LONDON -- In view of the miserable denouement in Angola, including the shocking fate of foreign mercenaries fighting for the losing side, President Ford and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger can thank their lucky stars that Congress stepped in and halted thejr African adventure before they could further compound their mistakes. Although accused by Mr. Ford of being "gutless," Congress can now take some satisfaction in having had the guts to stop the American intervention before there were even greater embarrassments. Suppose, as many feared, the CIA had been allowed to arrange for or facilitate the covert recruitment of mercenaries, including American ones? It doesn't take much imagination to anticipate what the outcry would be in the States if Americans, secretly fighting on the side of U.S.-backed forces in Angola, had suffered the same fate as the British mercenaries, who were executed in cold blood by their own officers. The British government is deeply distressed even though it had no part, directly or indirectly, in the recruitment of its subjects, and was then helpless to stop it. In England and Europe, as in the United States, Angola continues lo be a cause of anguish and frustration. Although our NATO allies, having themselves ducked for so long any responsibility for the Angola problem, are hardly in a position to lecture the United States, they nevertheless pul much of Ihe blame on Dr. Kissinger. The foreign press is almosl uniformly critical of his performance. The feeling is that he botched the job backing both the losing cause and the losing army, and then trying lo recop covertly with too little too late. The secretary's loss of prestige can be seen in the way most of our European partners, brushing aside Kissinger's private pleas for d«ay. are rushing to recognize the Soviet-backed MPLA force as the legitimate government of Angola, leaving the United States in relative, if not splendid, isolation. Behind the scenes, Kissinger exerted strong pressure on the nine Common Market (EEC) countries to maintain a concerted front againsl recognition of the MPLA, although it had already been accepted by the Organization of Afridan Unity (OAU). All but a few of the 4fi OAU- member nations no* formally recogniie the MPLA as the ruling body of Angola, which has not had an official government since it was liberated from Portuguese control last November. Most of the our Common Market friends wanted lo accept the victorious MPLA promptly, on the grounds that the best way of getting the Russians and Cubans out of Angola was to free the MPLA from continued dependence of the Communists. In the hope of acting in concert, the EEC put off a decision for a few days, but when France broke ranks and recognized the MPLA on its own, most of the others quickly followed. The chief holdout was West Germany, but it, too, has now joined the parade. It was a sharp setback for Kissinger's leadership. Recognizing the MPLA solved Britian's mercenary problem al one stroke, for Angola now becomes a "friendly" nation in the terms of the Friendly Enlistment Acl of 1870, which A writer doesn't belong to his desk By MAX L E K N K R ST. ANN'S BAY, Jamacia - Happy is the worker who can carry his workship with him. I have wandered the world somewhat, not least on this paradisal island (alas, a troubled paradise now). but I have never had any difficulty in taking my workshop along with me. The trouble with some writers is Ihe writing-desk habit they develop. They 1 get fclued to the desk. I can understand the need for regular writing hours and conditions. I think of Thomas Mann, writing "Dr. Faustus" and the Joseph novels, day after day at Pacific Palisades, and then writing about how ho wrote them. Mann kept banking hours, and In's universe - however spacious imaginatively -- was a lidy, orderly universe. But I preiVr people like Keats and N'ietzehe and D. H. Lawrence, who wandered restlessly in search of the sun. and who carried (heir imaginative universe with (hem. in iheir slender port- manteaus. A writer doesn't belong to his desk: It belongs to him. He creates it wherever he goes. I don't cry down habit and ritual. I long for them - when I can get them. Give me a chance to establish myselfanywhere -even for a week -- and I will clear off a table, find a chair, spread out my papers and settle down to the writing at hand. I will do it day alter day, until I pack up and try to find a new ritual place. Like most olher newspapermen, I am a roving writer animal with a movable lair. Ernest Hemingway combined the best of the two worlds of a writer - the roaming world and the resting world. For him life was, like Paris, a "movable feast." I visited his Havana house after his death, and saw his writing desk. He worked at it standing tip, a sensible thing for a man who paces the room and doesn't want to sit down at each turn. He wrote longhand and kept (rack of his progress, noting each day the number of pages and lines he had done. Every writer does it. I plead guilty, too. It is a way of pacing ourselves, to make sure that the task behind means a real start and that the task ahead is corn- passable. There is a beach on this island which just happens to be Ihe most beautiful beach in the world. I have walked it every winter for a week or two, over the years -- the same strip of beach, with the same cove for swimming, the same rocks, the same iridescent expanse of water, the same blue vault of sky. I have my writing desk on this strip of heach. It isa twisted leg ofa massive covered-over tree trunk, jutting out of the hard sand likean angry ailitfator. As long as the sun can elude the clouds I walk between free slumps and rocks, and each time I reach my writing desk I rescue pad and pen and write down whatever sentence the waves and breeze and sky have put into my head. When the sun gives up, so do I. I have a writing desk at home in New York as well, for most of the year. It is normally so covered with papers, books, typewriter, telephones that the writing space is minimal. Every couple of weeks I sweep the accumulation onto the floor or into packing cartons and start again with a clean slate but little memory of where to find what. When I travel I do with a makeshift desk in whatever the setting offers. I recall some strange ones: at a long table at our house in Sundar Nagar in Delhi; on a hotel veranda overlooking the marketplace in Phnom Pehn; on a houseboat in Kashmir; in the dappled sunlight of an enchanted garden in New Orleans; in a heatless room of a Rome winter, in the Traslavere; on a sunnVrk in Malibu and another in the Tonanga Canyon in California; on a Venice balcony opposite the Church of Santa Maria; in a tiny room o n . He de la Cite, overlooking tne Seine; at a bare table in a bare room at the King David in Jerusalem; on the small boat wharf at Santa Barbara; in a pygmy forest in what was once the Congo, now Zaire; in a little grove at a sunny finca in Fbiza. + + + Yeats had a tower to write in, where he was wholly open to the sun. Jefferson had a specially built desk from which he sent his unending stream of letters. Lincoln used whatever he could get, perhaps the back of an envelope on a hard board. Marx used a table at the British Museum. Whatever gives you continuity is your writing equipment. It is better to carry the continuity in your head than on a desk. Sometimes a dispatch case helps if you are moving fast and there are loo many other things raiding around in your head. I am of Ihe school whicii believes in staying put at a home desk when you must, but using a tree trunk on a far islt when you can. (c) 1976, Los Angeles Times makes it a criminal offense for British citizens tn fight against a nation that is on ;uiXl It-nils will! iliuil, UW1I guu:lium:iil. Moreover, recognition now opens the way for Brilian and France and other EEC nations, if they are so moved, to start supplying arms on credit terms to the fledgling MPLA regime which, at present, is wholly dependent on Russia and Cuba for military equipment. There is no doubl that Ihe NATO and EEC powers have a higher opinion of the MPLA government, headed by Dr. ' Agostinho Neto, that Dr. Kissinger has. Their assessmcnl has been reinforced by the advice ofPortugal's foreign minister, Maj. Melo Antunes, who foresaw an MPLA viclory as inevitable because il has Ihe political "loyalty of the majority of Angolans." . The Russians have been backing the black MPLA for more than IS years in ils fight against the white imperialism of Portugal. During that period, the United Stales and most of its NATO allies stuck with Ihe Portuguese. In Ihe wake of Angola, however; the Europeans are beginning to take a new look at their African stance. Nol a moment too soon, eilher. (c)197fi. Los Angeles Times Greeley Daily Tribune And * The Greeley Republican Publlthed every week day evening Monday through Friday and Saturday morning by.lhe Tribunr-.Republican Publishing Co. Office, 7H *th St., Greeley, Colo., IMJI. Phone JH-Olti. Mll.DHKD HANSKN . 111!' . Publisher .IAKK KSTII1CK .III . ,- m . M E r U n n K l l T W I D L U N ! ) Kililor A I, I'KTKIISKN . . 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