Tribune Editorial Page Opinion - Analysis - Interpretation GREELEY (Colo.) TRIBUNE Tlmrs., April 12,1973 Page 4 Pause and Ponder For the love of money is the root of all evil; which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. -- 1 Timothy 6:10 A time for FBI reform With the withdrawal of L. Patrick Gray's nomination as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, interest naturally focuses on President Nixon's next choice. At the same time, more attention is being given to a matter of even greater long-range significance. The Gray episode has increased the feeling in Congress that perhaps the time has come to make some basic changes. This sentiment is strengthened by the impression, created by evidence of White House interference in the Watergate investigation and strengthened by the record of Gray's political ties with the President, that the FBI's independence from partisan manipulation is threatened. Though this matter has often been discussed over the years, the issue has never before been posed in an immediate, specific context. J. Edgar Hoover was at the helm for more than 40 years, and the need to name a successor did not arise. With the post of director now vacant, the issue confronts us directly. Who shall have the job is not the only question at stake. Others also are being asked: Should certain qualifications be specified--law en- forcement experience, for example? Should the FBI be removed from the Justice Department? Shall the director continue to serve at the pleasure of the president, or should he have a fixed term of office and be subject to dismissal only for cause? Proposed legislation touching upon these points already has been introduced. One bill provides for a seven-year term, another for 15 years. Sen. Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia, with the concurrence of Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield of Montana and Sen. Lloyd M. Bentsen of Texas, proposes establishing the FBI as an independent agency with a fixed term; he says he might also favor a ban on reappointment. Sen. Henry M. Jackson of Washington Would require that the director have professional law enforcement experience including at least 10 years in a high-level FBI position. Though there is some urgency about placing a new permanent director at the FBI helm, these and other ideas for reform should be fully debated. The goal should be not only to provide the best possible man for the job, but also to assure that the FBI shall not be drawn into the orbit of partisan politics. A more pressing question Not since the days of World War II rationing has so much been said and written in this country about'what to eat in place of meat. The spate of recipes and suggested meatless menus threatens to engulf the housewife. Never has there been such an orgy of concern about getting enough protein from poultry, fish, eggs, cheese, beans and other alternatives to the flesh of cows, pigs and sheep. There is a considerable irony in this. It springs from two cardinal differences between the typical American diet and the typical diet of most other people on this old planet. One is that we eat more than most. The other is that ours is overwhelmingly a meat-oriented diet, whereas for the great bulk of the world's three billion-odd human beings meat is essentially a kind of accent for other more abundant and cheaper foods. There are exceptions. The residents of some other highly industrialized countries enjoy a diet comparable to ours in quantity and caloric value, though even in such countries meat is usually less common than among Americans. But most of the human race depends heavily on vegetables and cereal grains, with meat or even poultry and fish a comparatively small part of the diet. Moreover, for most people the dominant question is not what shall be substituted for meat, but how to get enough of whatever's available to satisfy hunger. MEATLESS MENUS Vegetarians stress respect for animals By CHRIS WALSH ANGELOS Copley News Service Four-and-one-half-year-old Heidi Steinhaggen has never tasted meat. Neither has her 3-year-old sister, Christina, or 2-year-old brother, Peter. Their mother, Ruth, stopped eating meat 14 years ago. Peter, their father, about 2 years ago. Brian Ziegler, attending Illinois Institute of Technology, hasn't tasted meat for 2.5 years. For the last 4 years, Dr. Eliseo M. Bautista, a thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon, hasn't eaten meat. They are all vegetarians who have chosen not to eat flesh foods. For some, the decision not to eat some meats and shellfish is because of religious beliefs. But the choice of not eating any meats or fish is their own. As the name implies, the vegetarian diet draws largely from vegetables. The reason, some say, is because plant life provides people with "firsthand" diet. Eating an animal would be secondhand nutrition. ("Where does an animal get its food from ?"Dr Bautista asks.) Although it's more economical not to even buy meats these days, cheaper meals are rarely the motivating factor that urges a person to become a vegetarian. Frequently, the reason is one of respect for animals. "I just can't see eating my friends," says one woman who grew up on a farm. For others, like Brian Ziegler, the decision not to eat meat is not only out of respect for animals, but respect and Greeley Daily Tribune And The Greeley Republican Published cvlry w*tk diy ovonlng by th* Tribune-Republican Publishing Co. OMco, 714 Ith St., Crnliy, Colo., 104)1. Phontm.nn. MILDRED HANSEN ...... Publisher LEO C. KOKNIfi ...... Business Mgr. JAKK KSTIIICK JR ....... Circ. MRr. ROBERT W1D1.UND ......... Editor A.L.PETEHSEN ........ Adv.MBr. JAMES W.POPPE ............ Sii|*. SÂ«CMK|.ClÂ«lt POttlf* pjM Â«t OrtOttr, Colo. Suktcrlptlon rato: il ptr month. Dtamktr Â·Â» ttÂ» Aimlittd Proti, Op- Ity NÂ«wl Slrvkt, Colonrft Prtii Ann., Inkirt Dolly Prtu Aim., Audit lurou M Iliwd ta KM TrHhrn-Fopotllcill Pi*. MiMRf, CÂ». fcy ftrttky Typo. mpMol uittM M. m. "IB" compassion for all life. Brian credits his spiritual life with his "self-imposed discipline." It is for health that he does not eat meat, figuring he'd be better off doing without the greasy foods and starches that college cafeteria lif e provided. Dr. Bautista feels that he's seen sufficient evidence to convince him that a meat diet leads to arteriosclerosis and other heart problems. Others, who do not even call themselves vegetarians, claim a "funny feeling" when they eat meat. "I just try not to think of what I'm eating," is a common remark. There are degrees of vegetarianism. The strictest diet consists largely of fruits, vegetables, nuts and grains. A slightly laxer diet permits dairy products to be eaten in addition to the fruits, vegetables, nuts and grains. Some rely on soybean derivatives to add variety to their meals or to insure that they are getting enough nutrition. (But even a strict vegetarian diet is sufficient healthwise, says Dr. Bautista.) Peanuts, dry beans, peas and nuts are good alternates to meat to provide protein and nutrition in a vegetarian diet. Other good diet basics are soybean products and gluten which can best be described as wheat flour with all of the starch washed away. Both soy products and gluten can be cooked in a variety of ways and take seasoning well. Vegetarian diet need not be monotonous or limited. "You have to use more of your imagination," says Ruth Stein- haggen. Problems that could be associated with being a vegetarian are not insurmountable. Since it's a person's own choice, any pressure felt from not eating the same as everyone else is brought about by the person himself. Situations that could prove problematic are eating out at a restaurant, a friend's house, or what to serve company. Each of the vegetarians has found a way to solve these inconveniences. At restaurants, Brian has encountered difficulty in getting "just a plain fruit plate" without having the fruits mashed, whipped or pureed. He wants the food "just the way God made them." When he Is a guest at someone's house, Brian puts the person's feelings before himself. "A person's feelings are more Important than what I put in my mouth." He would try to eat the foods offered, but not meat. When company comes, the Stclnhng- gens find that cheese fondue, pizza and spaghetti with a meatless sauce are good to serve. Except for vegetarian restaurants, they don't eat out much because the selection in regular restaurants is so limited for them. Even business lunches don't pose a problem for Dr. Bautista. There's usually an alternate to the meat main course. Or if not, he makes do with the vegetable or fruit side dishes. At a restaurant, grilled cheese sandwiches or an egg salad sandwich always come in handy. He believes strongly that if you don't want to eat meat, things can be worked out. There are, of course, always those that feel that any deviation from the meat diet that much of society offers marks the person as a Communist or at leasta little "weird." A common cry is, "It's un-American not to eat meat," somehow equating eating habits with patriotism. There is an aesthetic bonus to becoming a vegetarian. For some it's a victory of mind over body since the vegetarian often feels that the choice involved enables him to run his own life and not have his body be the dictator. For others, eating differently from society's norm gives an impetus to make decisions for themselves and be an individual. For a variety of reasons vegetarianism is becoming an attractive alternative to the "regular American diet." What was once relegated to the ranks of a fad diet now has widespread support. CiRAFFITI 'Â· ' "A Â· Â·Â·'Â· Â·Â·-Â·Â·'Â· "TM~r^- MAD AT WE/ I'VE 50T A MfWW FHOM TO PEOPLE." Throw a nickel on the drum By Jim Craig There is a beat still going on and if Sam or any one else plays it again, Northern Colorado risks the possibility of becoming a ghost area. Yes the white flakes from beyond have pai4 still another visit and it -is getting downright boring. In fact it is so boring that only yesterday three ski buffs were seen tearing off their "Think Snow" bumper stickers. Even persons returning from trips point out that the day they were gone it was spring and summer and they missed it. One even-proclaimed that spring was so short that lie did not even get a tan this year. Screams from housewives and teachers are spreading the pleas for getting the children outside and even the children long for swimming instead of ice skating. . . . Merchants have been noticed offering up small sacrifices of dollar bills in the hopes of giving bathing suits, sandals and shorts a Home before they become out of style. Ski areas are crying also since they have not had time to repair worn out equipment and the extra income is putting them in trouble with the IRS. Janitors are seen sobbing as they wipe the endless slush and mud from proudly waxed floors. Weathermen are being hanged in effigy and rumors have been spread that a huge sled is being built with the owner gathering pairs of animals. Snow boots are beginning to show holes and snow tires are being worn down to regular street tires, while others have become racing slicks. Mailmen have reported more injuries because of ice than any other year, and even Avon ladies have become victims to numerous frost-bitten fingers caused from pushing cold door bells. Coffee and tea as well as other hot beverage items have reached a critically low level and farmers are predicting that frozen corn on the cob will become a new item on the market shelves. In fact, they predict everything will be selling in a frozen state. Well it has not really become that bad yet. But the long winter will cause some long-reaching ramifications throughout the rest of the year. As for record setting, this winter may- have set a few, but nothing can be done except to talk about it, and there has been a lot of talking done. But one thing is for certain, it is getting real hard to take it for what it is worth. AS THOUGH YOU COULD FORGET! Current Quotes By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS "I certainly feel now ... that I'm proud of what I did as an American citizen. I am confident that the 12 American citizens of the jury Â· will acquit us." - Daniel Ellsberg, predicting the outcome of his trial on charges of espionage, conspiracy and t h e f t ' i n the copying of the Pentagon papers. "We are not surprised at the administration's position. We are aghast, however, that Brennan has so completely abandoned the trade-union principles he espoused for all of his life before coming to Washington." - AFL- CIO President George Meany, commenting on Labor Secretary Peter J. Brennan's presentation of the President's proposal for increasing the minimum wage from $1.60 to $2.30 an hour over four years. "We bent, over backwards and acceded to the government's demands that no guns were to be pointed at any federal official while talks at the White House were going on. They refused that. Consequently there is nothing for us to do but return to our independent Oglala nation and secure our borders." - American Indian Movement leader Russell Means, announcing his plans to return to besieged Wounded Knee, S.D., from Washington after talks with federal officials failed to materialize. "That was the year we prisoners achieved unity and became of age." - Navy Cnpl. Jeremiah A. Dcnton Jr describing how in \m U.S. prisoners of war resisted North Vietnamese torture aimed at on masse subjugation. Letters to Tribune Reader commends ?';| Tribune reporter ; To The Tribune: ,'.;"' I just want to-tell you how much I appreciate your having in your ergploy a reporter of the caliber of Mike liters. 1 always enjoy his articles 'aridLphoto- graphs and Monday his column wp right up my alley as the saying goes, an'jjj 1 was thankful for his upbringing and fo'f'stand- ing up for his principles. It seems'i) often we do not get qualities in reporting like there was in that article. -^ Of course, I am of the older generation and I, loo, was reared the same way ne was and tried also to train our children in the same way. I can remember, my husband saying to the children to always try to live so that their word .was as good as their bond, and I feel if we had/more of that these days how much better/It would be. - Â·Â·Â·Â·Â· Mrs. Grace M. Berry 617 23rd St. 'His Spirit is working^ on this earth' To The Tribune: We would like to acknowledge those people who attended our first meeting of the Church of God (Seventh Day). Truly these are people who know that the Lord d'od is alive and that His Spirit is working on this earth. Have you ever noticed that Jesus is getting more publicity today than just through ministers or churches as it was in the past? It's now possible to go to grocery stores and buy patches,' books, necklaces (both cross and fish type) T- shirts and just about anything' that in some way voices Jesus or salvation. What about the "Jesus Movement?" Their so-called fad is still going strong across the country. You can even drive through downtown Greeley on a Saturday and count the number of cars with Jesus bumper stickers proclaiming His; name. Why are we all of a suddenj ". . . compassed about with so great aicloud of witnesses. . .?" (Hebrews 12:l)VHas il been this way all the time or i$ : 'it just happening in this day and age? Jt seems that people are either searching for something or they've found i t ! Â·.' As for us, we know that we've found the living God and He's living within us. (Galalians 2:20) And because of-tiiis, we desire to search into the true worJ of God and know its pureness. This is [he pur-f pose of our meetings; to study tlri} divine word of God, to understand il, and to use it in our lives here on earth. t-' Let's go back to that versei.;on the "cloud of witnesses" and finish ircading! in Hebrews 12:1 ". . . let us la^ aside every weight and the sin whichltioth so easily beset us, and let us run wjth patience the race that is set before;iis." Are you running that race? If 50, what are you going to receive as a pri?e if you finish? "I press toward the mark'for the prize of the High calling of Gort in Christ Jesus." Philippians 3:14. Â·'; Come join us if you're in that race and if you're not, come join us and see why there arc so many people publicizing Jesus' name and what they'reijn that race for. Join with us as we delve into the word of God and bring out its pure understanding. :.Larry and Phyllis Gie'sick 14011 Oh Ave. Today in history Hy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Thursday, April 12, the 102nd day of 1973. There are 203 days left in the year. Today's highlight in history: On this date in 1961, the Soviet' Union became the first nation to put a man in space. Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin made a safe landing after one' orbit of the earth. * On this dale: J In 1654, Ireland and Scotland^ were united with England. In 1861, the American Civi) War began as Confederate forces took Ft. Sumter at Charleston, S.C. from federal troops. ' In 1910, American soldiers Bunder Gen. John J. Pcrshing were fighting in Mexico against forces led by. Â£ancho Villa. i| In 1945, President Fankljh D. Roosevelt died and Harry S. Jftuman was sworn in as the 33rd president. In 1963, Indonesian forces attacked Malaysia. Â·]Â· In 1966, U.S. bombers carried out Â·their first strikes against Nnrfli Vietnam. 1 Ten years ago: Dr. Martin Liner King was arrested as he led Â« civil rights march in Birmingham, Ali. Five years ago: President ijiyndon B. Johnson announced he wnnjd fly to Honolulu 'for a meeting} with President Chung Hee Park olÂ« South Korea. - , One year ago: The death toll was put at 4,00" in an earthquake in southern Iran. * Thought for Today: Almost Jhll of our sorrows spring out of our relations with other people. -Arthur Sthopcn- hauer, German philosopher.
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