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l'«k*t 4 GKEELEY TRIBUNE Thuro., Oct. 9, 196J Tribune Editorial Page Opinion - Analysis - Interpretation · Pause and Ponder Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference. --Romans 3:22 Against Good City Government Over the years an increasing number of towns md cities-- now numbering more than 1,700 -- have idopted the city council-manager plan with the con- iction that it represents the most efficient, economical nd democratic form of municipal government. The plan, of course, is simply that the elected citv ! Primed by U.S. Aid Fortress Foi By LEONARD PRATT Associated Press Writer TAIPEI, Formosa (AP) Chiang Kai-shek's government begins Friday its third decade on Formosa, proud of economic [£31115 out concerned nbout HE future role in the changing world. The face of this island has changed greatly since the Na- .ionalists retreated here in 1949 under (he onslaught of Mao Tse-tung's Communist legions. Taipei has grown from a small administrative capital vith water buffalo in the streets o a sprawling industrial and :ommercial center of 1% mil- ion, with broad avenues subject o traffic jams. American aid has all but topped, after pouring a billion ollars worth of military and conomic aid into the island's counl and i The their now, year. But not ci The der t year-( lis s Chian .heir net o party ment jions Strh lort and v promi land a one. Man filnnd countries, one In Saudi Arabia and three in South America. Notionalists are buyinj own military equipmen now, to the tune of $58 million a But one thing, .at least, has joyed since well before World )t changed. . -- - ' The government remains un der the personal control of 82- year-old President Chiang and out' of the United Nations, but son and . heir apparent, ng Ching-kuo. They .am .heir advisers in the inner Cabinet of the ruling Kuominating )arty make all major government decisions, arid their deci- of Chiang's- government verbal support to the long- the main- council retains all the legislative and broad policymaking powers, appoints a professional executive, the city manager, to administer the affairs of the city and dismisses him if not satisfied with his performance. The principle is the same as that followed for years in the government of public schools, where the elected school board 'chooses the superintendent, and in the governing of corporations, where the directors elected by the stockholders name the president of the corporation. ; But on the ballot for the Nov. 4 city election will be a proposed amendment to the City Charter which, if passed, would make the city manager here subject to a vote of the people every six years to determine whether he will be retained or discharged. Council would still retain the power to appoint the manager and also to fire him by a majority vote of its members. Some persons may be inclined to voto for the ordinance in the belief that giving the people an opportunity to express their opinion on the city manager's performance may make him more responsive to their wishes. These persons should not overlook the fact, however, that the city manager is a servant of the council. The council has the final say on the budget under which the city operates and most actions of the city manager ore subject to the city council's approval. Often, then, people bark up the wrong tree when they have complaints about city operations. One of the strengths of the council-manager plan lies in the fact that the manager's responsibility is to the council and not the electorate. There ia less chance than there is under the mayor-council form or the commission form that the administrative functions of a city will be brought under the influence or th pressure of imjiviriimls or factions. In a study some years ago, the Committee on Pub lie Administration of the Social Science Research Council found that the council-manager form "by comparison with the preceding forms of government . . brought a diminution of partisan or factional influence land are demanded from every- 10. Many who dissent leave the island or wind up in prison. Within this framework the Instead, Formosa now lias its government has built a growing, own aid missions in 25 African liberally run economy with busi-i economy. ness-wise tax and investment it is still less than one-third his Japanese counterpart. Officials are,also concern policies.. IUM:/S This economy, has propelled the Island into a position more about a trend toward Japane independent and more cpnfidenl than the Nationalists have en- War II. Government spokesmen still seek to keep Communist China there is no longer a desperate lone in their voices. They are sure they have the votes to deny fore, are undergoing some shit Peking a seat for some time to And the island's: textile manufacturers, with government sup- anticommunism, sup- port, are 'resisting U.S. pleas for 'voluntary restrictions" on Formosa's clothing exports to the United States. Despite this confidence, the jovernment knows it faces chal- enges new and different from hose of the last 20 years. One is he problems 1 of prosperity, 'hough a worker's take-home say is the third highest in Asia, control of Formosa's econom More than one-fifth of Form sa's exports go to Japan, and p ficials are worried that any sh: in Tokyo's policy toward Pekin would deny them a market for large part of their exports. Formosa's youth, with mo money to spend than ever b of their own. Most are studious," wearin uniforms to schools where the study hard for university e trance examinations. Som with few scholarly ambition take to triple-exhaust motorc cles and long hair. About once month, the Taipei police run dragnet and provide some of th youths with free haircuts. Under such strict regulation many highly educated youth eave the island as soon as the The Breaking of a President It's Easier Now, the Second Time Around over the government furthered long-range planning . , . raised the standards of public employment . . . improved the methods of financial management . . ," Greeley needs to assure itself that it always will remain in n position to attract well qualified city managers. Is a good city manager going to be interested in Greoley if, in order to stay on the job, he must take time away from administrative duties for back slapping and other political activity'.' Is any good city manager going to be interested in Greeley if it put him in a position where his job stability might be dependent upon compromising the best interests of the city and liin ethical standards for popularity at the polls? Obviously, no good city manager is going to be interested in the job under these conditions. A vote for the proposed amendment requiring a vote on the city manager every six years beginning in 1071 will be a vote to weaken the council-manager system and hence sound municipal government in Greeley. Wyoming, Montana and Nebras- ta. The Ohio and Michigan ac- luisitions came later, in 1925. Jpon competition of the new joodland, Kan., factory for irst full year production in 909, the company reached its )resent daily slicing capacity of 6,000 tons of sugar beets. Formed by East, West Interests The formation of the present real Western Sugar Co. required the efforts of both east- men and financiers Today in History By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS sinatcd by a Croatian student in Today is Thursday, Oct. 9, the 2S2nd day of 19G9. There are 83 days left in the year. - Today's highlight in history: On this date in 1867,Russia formally transferred Alaska to the United States. ; On this date: In 1701, Yale College was founded. In 1760, the Russians captured Berlin. In 1910 some 400 persons perished in forest fires which destroyed six Minnesota. towns in northern Marseilles. In 1958, Pope Pius XII died at the age of 82. In 1983, President John F. Kennedy- approved the sale of $250 million worth of wheat to the Soviet Union. Ten years ago -- President Adolfo Ixipez Mateos of Mexico arrived in Washington to confei with President Dwight D. Eisen' ower. Five years ago -- Venezuelan terrorists kidnaped the deput) ·hief of the U.S. Air Force mis sion in Caracas, Lt. Col. Mi- The Washington Post CAMBRIDGE, Mass.-- If there are any smart literary agents around these days, one of them will copyright the title, "The Creaking of the President," for the next big series of best-selling non-fiction narratives. It is becoming more obvious with every passing day that the men and the movement that broke Lyndon B. Johnson's authority j i i j u u u ui\_, v«v LU uiccin. j.vniiaii M. Nixon in 1969. The likelihood is great that they will succeed again, for breaking a president is, like most feats, easier to accomplisl the second time around; · Once learned, the techniques can readily be applied as often as desired-- even the circumstances seem less than propitious. No matter that this president is pulling troops out of Vietnam, Economic Perspective By ORVEL L. T R A I N E R Western Restaurant Co. (Prime The rise of Great Western Sugar Co., finds its genesis in the chartering in 1905, of a cor poration in New Jersey for the expressed purpose of buying out and consolidating the al ready existing sugar factories at Loveland, Fort Collins, Windsor, Greclcy, Eaton and Long- monl. The company's name retain ed that of the Loveland factory the oldest of the merged sugar operations. Later that same year the Slerling Sugar Co. was oquired by Great Western, quickly followed in 1906 by the iiirchi'Kse of the factories al 3rush and Fort Morgan. The corporate structure was nore fully rounded out with nergers in 1916 of properties in Restaurants) ; Great Western Cities, Inc. (real estate development); The Great Western Sugar . Co. (production .' and sales of beet sugar) ; The Great Western Food Co. (White Lily convenience foods) ; Emerald Christmas Tree Co. (supermarket sales of Christmas trees) and the Colorado Milling and Elevator Co. .(for large-volume users of flour). Only Hie last named company, the milling operation, has failed to fit into the direct-to-the consumer orientation the con- filomerate, Great Western United, has taken. Efforts are now under way to sell of Colorado Milling. $221.8 Million in Assets Total assets at the end of fiscal 1969 for the Great and western noney. Colorado while the last one was sending them in; no matter that in 196S the casualties and violence are declining, while in 1968 they were on the rise. Men have learned to break a president, and like any discovery that im parts power to its possessors, the mere availability' of this knowledge ' guarantees that it will be -used. Thi ·mntiili of the technique are now so well under- ·toad that they can bt applied with little watte motion. First, the breakers arrogate [o themselves a position of moral superiority. For that reason, a war that is unpopular, expensive and very probably unwise is labeled as immoral, !j ndecent and intolerable. Critics of the- president who are indelicate enough to betray partisan motives are denounced (that 'or you, Fred Harris). Mem- ers of the president's- own arty who, for reasons perhap unrelated to their own flaggin political careers, catapult therr selves into the front ranks o .he opposition are greeted a icroes. (Hooray for Charle loodell). The students who would flgh n the war are readily mobilibei against it. Their teachers, as ii heir custom, hasten to adop he students' views. (New; lem: The Harvard University lepartment of biochemistry am In 1934, King Alexander, on a:chael Smolen. He was released stale visit to France, was assas-|three days later. The Greeley Daily Tribune and The Greeley Republican EXECUTIVE STAFF .VILDK?D HANSEN -PublUher ·LEO 0. KOENIO 'JAKE ESTK1CK JR.. .Buiinet* Myr. tire. M«r. E«rr Wedt Dij 1 Evmlni by Tbt Tritun«-R«publlrin PublliMne Co. Office, TU Eiffhth St.. GrtKlev. Colo. iOISl. Second cluk poeUvc paid it Grt«fer. nOBERT WIDLUND B A. L. PETERSEN Adv. CLARK PAGE ·Memher Ailoel«t«d Prrsi, Th» Ix» lAneelM Timw-W»ililnirton Foil N«», .StrvlM, CoJorndo PITM AiiocUtlon, iJnltnd Dally PrM» A»ioci»trd, Audit B U TM» .» Cl«u1.«on. copy price 10c Subecrlptlon oru« -- By rn«il in Colo rudo 1 year tlfi.OC, 6 monthi 38.00, one month $1.50. By mall ouUide ol Colorado, 1 year S1R.OO, one month Tht A««MlH"t P"" l« MiniM | r lively to UIP lire of rcniib!lc*tior, ol nil the loc«l n»w» printed in till.- r.»«i.- tl n«»r «» well M «" AP niw« ili»- II..SO Fortlffn rountrlei $3.50 per City carrier, fl.O month. FORUM: Public, forum 1,'t- j l»rr imul In no Icneer than 50 wordi. in he printed with All m-llelM In the r L *nftrl ftf th le» Anrelet Tlme«-W«JihlnlttM Po-t . Newt fjervlre lire eoprrffhted by thelTypoRmphie*! Union crlrlnitlnt, nrvtttten. IN". ss«. I*, net ta The Trlh. une.Rcpnblicnn Pub- Co. by uch as the Thatchers of Pueb- o and the Boettchers of Dener were in from the first. The 'cstern contingent put up one- :iird of the required capital. \nother third came from the lenry Q. llavemyer interests f New York, The remaining ne-tliird came from diversified inscription. Large sums of apital were required in those arly years and the returns roved enriching. The Have- 1 leyer fortune was based on the xploilation of the nations almost insatiable appetite foi ugar in the early part of this enlury. As market competition in- reased, however, and as the equiremenls for technologica hange hit the industry, eastern ifluence dwindled, with the ·estern power structure of the ompany moving more fully in- control. By 1950 the Have- icyer family was completely out of the picture. Of the old families, the descendants of Mahlon D. Thatcher, one of the company's founders, and of William M. White, Sr., an early investor and son-in-law of the m original Thatcher, dominate the company's policies today. In the mid-19GO's the philo sophy and polices at Great Western vSugar came in for close scrutiny by the larger interests in the company. Here was a firm with $100 million in assets used only a few months out of the year. How could the efforts of management and the capital and know-how of an old company be put to better use? As a result of close analysis of the company's one-crop, single- purpose operation, the decision was made to diversify. Widely Diversified Today, Great Western United, headed by William M. White, Jr., grandson of one of the original founders cf the sugar company, gives widely diversified iVestern United operation nillion as compared to the sugar company's, $125.5 · million in 1907, the last year of the inde- wndent annual report to stpck- lolders of the Great Western Sugar Co. Net income for the conglomerate was $16.18 million as compared with.the 1907 fig- ires of $9 million for the sugar company alone. ; It can be seen hat within the larger combine, 3reat Western Sugar Co. 'still plays a leading part.' Families and money played heir parts in the. formation and growth of the corporate body if the Great Western Sugar Co. But what about the people who ilantcd and harvested the 'eels? And what about the na- ure of the crop and Jhe attrac- iveness of Colorado for produc- ng beet sugar? Has the state )enefited from the sugar in- ustry? In the next article these ques- ions will be'.persued. The pro : duction of sugar · in Colorado molecular biology last week called for immediate withdraw al from Vietnam.) . Nexr · New England election (the New Hampshire primary is best, but the Massachusetts Sixth District election will do as well) surprisingly GRAFFITI byLeary shows that peace is popular at th* polls. Thi president's party sees defeat staring it in the face unless it repudiates him, and the Harris Poll promptly comes along to confirm his waning grip on public trust. Th» chief executive, clearly panicky, reports to falst bravado and says he will never b* moved by these pro- 'tests and demonstrations, thus confirming the belief that he Ii too stubborn to repent and must be broken. And then, dear friends, Sen ator Fulbright and the Foreign Relations Committee move in :o finish off the job. This is m 'iction, it worked before and i is working again. Vietnam i roving to be what Henry Kiss nger once said he suspected i might be --' one of those tragic cursed messes that destroys anj president who touches it. That being the case, an; president interested in saving his own skin .would be well-ad vised to resign his responsibili ty for Vietnam and publicly transfer the assignment of end ing the war to Congress or the Vietnam moratorium committee or anyone else who woulc like to volunteer for the job. But he cannot -- and that is the point the protestors seem to overlook. Assume that they and the president are both right when they assert the time scope older to the investors in enterprise. Among subsidiary companies of Great Western United are: Shakey, Inc. (Shakey Pizza); The Great - 'has not been without contro · versy in the area of economics o ^fliiiSil^ilHip IO*y «lMiUcHlu|!itSjtidKlttlnc.GIMFITIJ j| Letters to the Tribune i Opposition Only Right · Stand in Liquor Issut - To The Tribune: I believe that the Help' Greeley Grow Committee will re ceive considerable support from our community, from wholesale liquor dealers, and let's no overlook the fact that their greatest support could come from those of us who, are against the liquor proposal anc do nothing about it. .In silence we voice our approval. Mr. Farr's letter states that repeal of our prohibition laws will encourage the location of additional businesses in our city with their obvious benefits of more jobs for local, people. But can this, really, and truly make Greeley grow greater? Or is it a step in the. other .direction? I wonder how many of us would want biir children working in these places. I trust we will all be guided in our decision on this issue by what kind of a city we want to hand down to our next generation. I would like for my kids to be proud of the fact that we held out against liquor while all around us other cities opened the way for it. One of my fine friends was a cent of the problems his office faced were caused directly o indirectly by liquor; so why in vite it any further into the cit; than it is? There's no overlook ing the fact that liquor is an evil and therefore the only stand that we should take is against it, with neither com promise nor justification for it. I am sure .that we have mam. fine men in our Chamber of Commerce and the Help Greeley Grow Committee who are sincere in their intent to help our city; however there must be some way; something of higher moral value that would help our city. How about a suggestion box at the polls where voters can drop their suggestions for making ; Greeley' grow truly greater? I am thinking of the little town of Minden, Neb., which is famous for their Pioneer Village. There are many [owns or cities that have been "put on the map" by some unusual atU-action. Some good examples are shown in a booklet Jlled "Mini Vacations" put out by McDonald's Hamburgers. In closing, I am thinking that when a person knowingly does something wrong or against his moral code he loses his self respect. Can this happen to a secre Relat the \ ors 'talk- about menl do th The time. presic term, is qu him s ing a The that- for 9 thems there jnless ng to the te Is tl course lis ca ng h eavin en pr hree cause serve; ution; presid And t wou 'The dent" LON ells a ifricai lias come to end this war. Assume that the protestors know Jetter than the president how :o do so -- 'despite the conspicuous absence of specific alternatives to the president's policies in their current manifestos. There is still a vital distinc- ion, granting all this, to be made between the constitutionally-protected expression of dis- ent aimed at changing national policy and mass movements aimed at breaking the presi- lent by destroying his capacil o lead the nation or to repn ent it at the bargaining tabli Th* point is quite simple. Given the impatience in this country te b* out of that mis erable war, there is no great trick in using the Vietnam is su* te break another presi dent. But when you have broken the president, you have broken the one man who can negotiate the peace. Hanoi will not sit down fo ecret talks with the Foreig; delations Committee, nor ca; le Vietnam moratorium spon ors order home a single GI o ' " :urkey to General Thiei reshaping his govern Only the president can at. "e is also the matter o time. It is one thing to break a president at the end of his term, as was done last year. I is quite another thing to break [y him at-the beginning, as is be ing attempted now. The orators who remind us that-Nixon has been in office months should remint themselves that he will remain for 39 more months -- jnless, of course, they are wiling to put their convictions to the test moving to impeach him. Is that not, really, the proper :ourse, rather than destroying lis capacity to lead while leav- ng him in office, rather than eaving the nation with a brok- on the Bright Side t v*. By ERIC LUNDBERG I had the feeling I was just along for the money. To pay the bills, that is. But what I bought, besides the more material things the other night, was an insight into the seriousness of birthday shopping -- from an 8-year-old's point of view. He accosted me soon after I came home with "Hey, dad, we better order mom's birthday cake," using the voice inflection to mean if we didn't do it that night, they might run out of cake. . . ,_ We couldn't have the cake nor could we either, I guess. ANYWAY, THE COURSE for after dinner had been clearly set. Besides, despite what had been a carefully planned evening of other things there was no excuse -- not with "mom" looking on and listening. It began to look like I'd been set up. "After dinner" came and there was barely time to brush away the crumbs before I was led away to the truck (I only ;et to drive the car when it needs gas), buckled in and away we were-going. I was directed to Ted and Chets, where the cake was to be procured. On the way, however, I was introduced to the 'list." This, I was to learn, was not a paper full of suggestions; no everything on the 'list" had to be acquired: ···'.'· If mom had only known earlier in the afternoon; she might now own her wildest dreams. · THE CAKE WAS first. For the $2 difference betweeh:"a 9- ncher and a 10-incher, I used the old diet ruse and'gbt away vith the smaller. Besides, we're really trying to diet.. The decorations? '. ' -.'. · ' - Son nearly took care of the whole birthday, thing right here with, "Just put the number (blankety-blank) 1 on the top," ic informed the young lady waiting on us. The (blankety-blank) oncerned mom's" age. I counseled against such frankness. We ended up with a lot of .flowers and "Happy Birthday ilpm" centered around a curious wine-bottle candle in the middle. But no age.' THERE -WERE FOUR items on the "list." .The possible- uggestions-turned-musts were: 1) a watch, 2) scarf, 3) perfume, nd 4) earrings. There would be no turning; back. ' The next stop was through the hole in the wall to bright and rieridly Gilbert's Pharmacy. Right there in front of us was a isplay case of wrist watches. One down and three to go. " ' While I was asking the cheerful sales gal could she gift wap the watch, the moving target wheeled around a display ase corner with number two 1 --.the scarf. "Hey dad, here's prety purple scarf for mom!" It was blue, but he wouldn't ave anything else. ' , "Hey, Where's your perfume, 1 ' he asked without visibly rawing a breath. I still hadn't completed preliminary arrangements on the wrapping. Nor was the sales girl able to com- letely give out perfume directions before, "Hey, how about urple wrapping paper?" THE PERFUME WAS next. And I got in on that purchase, t least I got to watch. Right on the front of the counter was one of those bottles itli a spray nozzle. It was marked "test sample" or some- hing like that. · We had to test it,- . ' \ '' ' A couple of squirts on his hand;,'lie nosed (tie spot, nodded nd held out his hand: "How's that dad?" What.could I do but nod my head? THE EARRINGS WERE~toTe a bit of a problem. Gilbert's didn't appear to have any and in a loud voice he claimed: It's okay dad, we can go to Gibsons." I almost swallowed my Masterchargei but recovered in me to sign the bill. The earrings were finally obtained down the street at ot* s, as was a candle - which wasn't on the "list" - and, yes, candles for the birthday cake THE TRIP HOME was silent, broken only by the rustle of vo large paper sacks and the question, "What'd you get for om, dad? I got her a computer and a revolving recipe holder. Some- w i t pales by comparison. And I didn't even make a list! But I think it was a happy birthday. We hope so, mom. And guess what. There's only 63 shopping days until Christ- president years? at its Would head for not their cause and the country be better served by resort to the consti- utional method for removing a ·resident? And what a wonderful chapter t_would make for Volume 2 of king of the Presi- --Norman Lonsdale ells an English course text I^Y As Boyle aS -Sees It HAL BOYLE NEW YORK (AP)- Man ca make, machines that remember but no machine gets the joy ou of remembering that man doe imself It is his memories, indeed that largely make a man. They are food to his mind, fuel to hi spirit. 'They resurrect his pas and are his chief sanctuary from muffling oblivion. For no yesterday is dead so long as it is remembered. Your own album of memories s pretty extensive if you can look back and remember when A boy could buy enough candy with a nickel to make himself sick. Auto horns had rubber bulbs you squeezed by hand. Grant's Tomb and the Woolworth Building, the world's tallest skyscraper, were Manhattan s chief tourist sights. Everybody was sure there was an opium den behind every Dcaded curtain in Chinatown. No matter what ailed a woman her first step toward a cure was to climb into bad with a hot water bottle. A man was suspected of secret drinking if he habitually chewed Sen Sen, a breath im- irover. L wa l a lan(J marlt in any child s education when he final- learned the multiplication ta)le up to 12 by heart. Of course, every class thcrd TM-, «,,,, right off that the answer was 169. The honeymoon was over when a. bride, in a burst of mistaken zeal, -washed her husband's stinky pipes with soap and hot water. For every mustache there was a mustache cup. Kids yelled "beaver" whenever they saw a white horse or a man with a beard, People thought twice before they bought anything that cost more than a dollar. If you searched all the mat- Cresses in . a small town you'd : ind 'more money than was on deposit in the local bank. Anybody who kept his front door locked was regarded as downright unfriendly. Before going out for the evcn- ng, a man could read a long article in -the Saturday Evening Post in the time it took for his wife to lace up her corset, A juvenile delinquent was a oy who furtively dipped the ong curls of the girl in front of him into the inkwell on his schoolroom desk. People spent, less of their lives hurrying to get to places they didn't want to go in order to do ·something they, really didn't en- oy. Those were the days! Remember? Just Clap For Help law enforcement officer for city too? many years and he impressed George Chisholm me with the fact that 90 per · 711 35th Ave Ct SCRAM-IETS ANSWERS Fathom - Tulip - Leech - Afofccup - TAKE her OUT A popular nurse: They called her "Appendix" "«-· pe »11 the doctors wanted to TAKE her OUT because MADRID - If locked out at n 'ght in Madrid, clap your hands and a sereno will appear. The Spanish counterpart of the 'rench concierge, he's named or 'he old custom of a town crier calling out the hour and adding, "All serene." t

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