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.. TheldahoKreeHress The News-Tribune. Monday. Kebruarv 23,1976-4 Opinion 'ither editors say r| -T- -- - _ f_ P The new liberalism Increasingly, during ihe current "political season, we find political writers -·dealing with something called Ihe ".New Liberalism." With Ihe nation carrying the scars of the New Left activities during the lUijOs. the "New Politics" of ihe early 1970s, ami tin"New Conservatism" ol the Nixon era. a lol of us are a little shy of any new "ism." Chief prophet of the New Liberalism is Governor Brown of California. Brown has been preaching thai government on even level is too big and clumsy and that the expectations nf citizens are unreasonably inflated. In brief. Brown is seeking a sucicl in which the citizens will do more to solve their own problems than they have in the past Critics of the Brown movement have labeled Ihe governor and his follower; as Ihe "new skenlics." ^Ford-Reagan struggle In speaking of the future role of government Gov. lirown frequently terms (he years ahead as an era of limits -limits as to what government can and will do. and limits as to what citizens must expect from jmvvrmm'iil. People are going to have problems, worry about those problems, and work to solve those problems for themselves. This is a new philosophy? Admittedly « e moved far from this system for several years, but according to our understanding that is (he way things have always been done in the I'nited States. If it makes people happy, then call il Hie "Neu Liberalism." Hut a lol of us have called n auiiervaiism for many vears. --ThrTaimiaTlnii'S Is it wounding the GOP? By (!ui!fri'\ SperliiiuJr. Tin' Christian Science Monitor News Service WASHINGTON - The race for the Republican presidential nomination has. in just the last week or so. become a contest thai could well destroy GOP chances of winning Ihe fall election. Perhaps Hie mosl revealing comment from Hie President at his breakfast meeting with reporters the other day was his admission that the challenge from Ronald Reagan now has become divisive. He said his "hope" is that he would be able to bring the parly back together again. He 'Sperling is chief of the Washington bureau of The Christian Science Monitor.) ;'said he would try. Uul one sensed that Ihe jj President may well be beginning to · wonder whether, if he docs withstand Ihis 1 increasingly strong Reagan challenge, the t nomination will lie worlh loo much. J. From Ihe moment lhal Mr. Reagan's bid » to overthrow him became a possibilily Ihe » President had. al least in public (it- J teranccs. consistently said that this » contest would he good for the parly - that 8 il would stir up inleresl and participation ' J among Ihe Republican rank and file which * could have a helpful carryover in Ihe final · presidential campaign * Publicly and privately he slill insisls " thai he is going to win the nomination, lint j -- as he indicated in comments to the - breakfast group--he now is talking about ' the possibility of a difficult, protracted 2 struggle which could carry on into the · convention. '5 And with his growing acknowledgement Jpf Ihe political travail that may lie ahead ( comes Ihe President's further admission: Shat this kind of battle may well leave Ijwounds within the parly that may not be healed in lime for an effective race againsl the Democrats. "Inevitably." the President told the group, "il Ubi' Heagan challenge) is dividing an awful lol of Republicans. Republicans are forced to choose up sides. If Ihcre hadn't been a Reagan challenge Ihe parly would have been unified, or al least there wouldn't have been a hard- fought primary. Obviously it is divisive. But lhal is one of the ways (he political ball bounces, and we accept il for what il is." An early January Monitor survey of GOP stale political leaders around Ihe t'niled States showed that mosl of ihem said they thought the Reagan-Ford battle could be fought without hurting Ihe party. Bul a recent recheck showed many now have new views. A Far Westerner, who had earlier been quite certain -- or so he said -- lhal no damaging divisiveness would occur, now says: "I've changed my mind. This ihing is going lo (ear up the parly." A Midwest veteran pul it this way: "These men (Ford and Reagan i are focusing public attention on each other's weaknesses. The Democrats will be able lo use all Ihis .'againsl'.s'm th'f'gcnerph election." A Southerner says:.. "1 like Reagan and I think he should he the nominee. But I have to admit lhal this isn't doing much for Ihe part; unity." Thus il is that Ihe Republicans now are playing a political game lhal (he Democrats traditionally play: thai of fighting among themselves. The Democrats have had Ihe Norlh pitted against the South in many elections in the past -- a problem that brought a battle- scai red and divided party into the general election Democratic presidential nominees have .sometimes closed this breach, al leas! in part, by selecting a Southerner as vice-presidential candidate. Republicans have usually bad less trouble bringing their fianks logelher for a unified efforl. Mill perhaps not this time. Actually, the President has never really been too happy about the Reagan challenge -- despite his earlier efforts to pul ihe best face on it. In any event. Reagan's aides say quite flally lhal when Reagan called Ihe President to tell him he was going lo mount a challenge. Ihe President w a s less than enthusiastic about il "The President (old Reagan he thought he was entitled lo a free ride." one Reagan aide says. "And Ford said he thought il was unfair lhal he should (bus be diverted fron: putting full time on his presidential duties." The President has never confirmed thai ibis is what he said lo Mr. Reagan. But it now is clear (hal Mr. Ford is not al all happy about Mr. Reagan's little unsealing exercise The President says he expects lo win. Askert aboul "howconfident" he fell about winning said: "I think I am going lo win in Kansas City. I intend lo be there, and I inlend lo win." Hut it appears lhal the President now sees thai Mr. Reagan is. indeed, mosl formidable -- and (hat a formidable bid to unseat a president from wilhin the party miisl. "meviiablv." be divisive. The News-Tribune and Bafa ffte $)r*00 P^'i^ea e,':" nqs e-cer.' 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Composing Forcnar\ C*-ci' l ciM' F Coj'. P'eii Fcieman Speaking of leaks ... The innocent bystander Rate yourself By A r t h u r Hoppe Now (hat (he Democrats have proved anyone can run for President you may want to take a crack at it yourself. What the heck, why not? To see if you've gol whal il lakes, here is The Rate Yourself as a Presidential Candidate Quiz 4--I- + Allow yourself one minute and 17 seconds to complete Ihe lesl. You will find the answers in Ihe last Iwo paragraphs. DO NOT LOOK AT THE ANSWERS under any circumstances until you have completed all Ibp questions. A perfect score is 100 per cenl. Ready? Go! (1) The solution to (he stagflation we suffer from is: (a) regulating Big Labor; (b) regulating Big Business; (c) regulating Big Government; (d) proper nutrition; te) none of the above. (21 Detente should be: (al a one-way street; (b) a two-way slree.1; t c ) a two- way street with a planted divider down Ihe middle: (d) the name of a rneringue- lopped.snail stuffed French pastry; lei all of Ihe above. 13) My personal view on abortion is: (al none of your damn business; (b) mere is much lobe said on both sides; (c) I would never have one myself no matter how much my wife nagged me; (d) il is a matter to be decided between each woman and her Popo; (el Supreme Courl justices should nol be allowed lo perform them; (fl they should be permitted in private between consenting adults; (g) some of Ihe above; (h) I just wish to hell the issue would go away. (4) If nominated, I would accepl a woman as vice president: (a) if I know U. S. bases in Iceland what was good for me: (b) if she had a large bosom; (cl of the Green Bay Packers; tdi one of ihe above. (5) If elected, I promise to: In) cut $90 billion from Ihe budgcl like my opponent; (b) add S'JO billion lo the budgel like my predecessor; tc) leave well enough alone": (d) do away with Ihe budgel because Ihey never work anyway and il's always more fun lo spend money as soon as you get it before somebody bops you on (ho head and takes it away from you; (cl probably a few of (he above. (G) On education, I believe: (a) in busing children lo Iheir neighborhood schools; I b i busing their neighborhood schools lo the children: (cl horsing children lo (heir neighborhood st! lo avoid busing: (dl every child deserves a quality education and a side of frcnch fries: lei reading rots the mind; If) whal n- as (he above' : · · (7) No matter whal, I shall always stand (or standing up: (al lo the Russians: (b) for elderly women on buses; (cl afler falling down: (d) above al) Die issues above. 4- + J- Good for you! You cheated, you foxy scamp, and peeked here for (he answers before you finished (he test. This shows you aren't aboul to take on a bunch of questions unless somebody else supplies you wilh Ihe answers in advance. With Ihe help of a smart campaign manager and a large research staff, you will make an ideal presidential candidate. If. by any wild chance, yuu tried lo answer those qucslions without sneaking a look, you could run as an honest candidate. Uut who'd believe you? (Copyright ChroriclePjbiiiMngCo 1 Cod war causes concern By Kmil Svrilis t'nilerf Press International The views ol itiis newspaper appear only in "Today's editorial." while all olher comments and opinions are those of the individual columnisi. Readers' comments are encouraged in ihe lorm ol letters that should nol exceed 300 words in length. All letters musi be signed and coniain ihe address ol Ihe wmer. Leilers should be lypewrinen and cortiem is subject to approval or condensation by the editorial board. Icelanders have a'ways been a bit lukewarm toward Ihe U.S. airbase in Iceland. A few years ago. Communists and left- wing activists demonstrated againsl the huge tracking station located on a narrow strip of land jutting into Ihe Atlantic in southwestern Iceland. Now. wilh Iceland breaking diplomatic relations with Britain and hinling it may review its commitments to Ihe North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Ihe base's future may be in jeopardy. Iceland broke wilh Britain Thursday in the lalest escalation of their "cod war" over fishing rights, bul Foreign Minister Einar Auguslsson said the U.S. naval base would conlinue, as in Ihe past, keeping tabs on Soviet military movements. "The fulnre presence of the U.S. defense forces in Iceland had been mentioned wilhin ihe government in connection wilh Ihe fishing dispule," he. said. "Bul no change is to be expected in Ihe near future..." Despile the assurances, Icelanders see a possibility of a decline in the importance of (he American base at Keflavik. In Ihe past. Ihe base has functioned as an airbase for surveillance planes, a large naval depot and an early warning radar installation. The Icelanders contribute only the land for the base. Wilh Ihe British gone il would be very sensitive lor me Americans lo carry on in the same vein. The base, with more than 3,300 servicemen, is slriclly a U.S. facility, nol a NATO base - bul since U.S. bases form a good portion of Ihe defense of Europe, (hey invariably lie in with NATO. And U.S. and NATO officials view any shutdown of the Keflavik base as a "major disaster." Some of Iceland's neighbors already arc nervous over lalV of closing (tic facility. Norway has strongly opposed talk of a shutdown fearing it would be almost defenseless from a Soviet attack. Under Ihe current arrangement, support foi Norway would he flown in from Keflavik-hased U.S. fighter aircraft. In addition. Soviet presence in the area is increasing. Unofficial NATO figures show a ·ion per cent increase of Warsaw Pact military vessels around Iceland in the la si four years. Since !9f)8. L'.S. and Icelandic authorities have warned al leasl l.oori Soviet planes lo stay clear of Iceland and, according lo NATO officials, "many of Ihem had lo be escorted out." Presently. Icelanders are preoccupied wilh the fishing conflict and any discussion regarding the base lakes second place. But as the conflict heals up and the NATO membership question surfaces, the base could be the nexi target. [ Quirks ~~ SACRAMENTO, Calif. (UPI) - The families of 50 persons took Mount Vcrnon Mortuary up on its offc;- of free funerals as holiday gifts. Owner Foye Bryant said ho gave away 20 more funerals than last holiday season, the first year he made Ihe offer. Funerals valued al S47S each, including a clofh-covered wooden casket and professional services, were provided free lo Ihe next of kin of any Sacramenlo- Roseville area resident who died during Ihe holidays. Wot included was Ihe cost of cemetery plot, taxes, honorarium for a clergyman and transportation beyond 20 miles. ORLANDO, Pla. (UPI) - Terry Driscoll became the new kissing champion of Florida Technological University by smooching visilors lo the Sea World lourisl attraction al Ihe rale of 2,173 an hour. Driscflll, a member of the Sigma Alpha Kpsilon chapter al FTU, bussed a lotal of 5,-H!) over Ihe 2' z hours of competition Feb. H lo win Ihe Si. Valentine's Day kiss- off championship over six olher fraler- nilics and four sororities. The student contestants were clocked at a lolal of I9.SM kisses. Foreign commentary Window on Mideast Hvl'niled Press Inlfrnaliunal .. ,. .. a,, ·,,,, One diplomat summed il up this way ( a n I'rrsWrnl Korollflp. ui| --u »»j... n._ CAIRO. Egypl L'PI - Arab diplomats say a Middle East lour by President Kord Ihis spring, if it materializes, may be the next siep in Middle East peace efforts. The diplomals believe Kord will no! make the trip unless he has something to offer in the way of a further Arab-Israeli peace move. They say the summoning home of America's Middle East ambassadors for consultations shortly has to do with (he formulation of possible new ideas in this direction. But they doubt Ford will risk a major initiative with presidential elections only a few months away. Tackling N e w s Leaks JRHUSAI.EM ii;PI) - Tin- Israeli cabinet has limited attendance at its closerl-door meetings, but politicians doubt [here will be an end to news leaks. While ministers once could bring their No. 2 men to the weekly sessions, now only the cabinet secretary and a stenographer will be allowed. Prime Minister Yitzhak Itabin earlier tried to extend censorship to include set-ret contacts wild foreign leaders, bul gave up the idea after the press and parliament objected The prime minister still briefs reporters on a background basis after each meeting and observers suggest that other ministers also have contacts in the media. AnibSumiuiKluanrAaiv CAIRO. Egypl ilTli'- Arab League Secretary-General Mahmoud Riad has proposed an Arab summit conference for April 19 to tackle rampant quarrels in (he Arab world. But because of these quarrels. Arab diplomals say they have gra\e doubts a summil can be held in (he foreseeable future. Accuracy in media ·Look al Ihe Arab world today. It's a shambles. In Ihe wesl, Morocco and Algeria are fighling over the Western Sahara and Libya appears to have ganged up uilh Algeria againsl the Moroccans. "In the east. Egypl and Syria remain lucked in a serious dispule over Middle Fast peace policies. The Palestinians are denouncing Jordan while Syria, a champion of. the Palestinians, is closing ranks with Jordan in what may end up as a federation "J|rw can you have a summit in Ihis messy atmosphere?" Sria And Tlie Palestinians BF.IHH' Lebanon. il'PIi - Saleh Khalef. known as "Abu lyad" - Ihe No. 2 man lo Yasser Arafat in the Falah guerrilla organization --takes a poor view of Syria's moves toward semi-union with Jordan. "Certain Arab quarters want Ihe Palestinians to let bygones be bygones and cooperate with Amman" he said. "Bul Ihe Palestinians will never forget whal i King' Hussein has done lo Ihem." He referred to Hussein's action in driving Palestinian guerrillas out of Jordan in 1970-71 Syria has lo bear in mind (hal a rift with the Palestinians might swing ihem back lo Cairo's side in (he power struggle in the Arab world. Iran's OH Price Cul Kl'WAlT · IT I i - Iran's move to cut its oil prices has surprised no one in the nil world. Kuwait and Saudi Arabia bolh reduced Iheir prices for heavy crude last November. Iran is expected lo drop its prices still furlher as (he new price of Si I.-19 per barrel still makes Iranian oil more expensive than Kuwait's al 511.30. More from Vietnam BvHwil Irvine WASHINGTON - Last week in this space we described Ihe great change lhal has laken place in reporting Ihe news from Saigon since the Communists look over. Since then, w~e have seen two stories from Vietnam which prompt additional comment. On February 15. (he Associated Tress reported from Tokyo that armed rebels look over a Catholic church in Saigon and held il for 15 hours before Ihey were caplured. One of Ihe main "ringleaders" was said lo be Ihe curale of Ihe church. Nguyen Quang Minh. The rebels killed a member of Ihe security forces. Afler Ihey i were .caplured. "cpunlerTevoliilioiiary.; · leaflets," 1 weapons',' arid-''-printing' 1 '' 1 equipment for making counterfeit money" were said lo have been found in the church, liadio Hanoi described Ihe rebels us "reactionaries" and "intolerable renegades of Ihe Christian faith." Il did nol say how many persons were involved nr what was done with them after Iheir capture. The Washington Post added some additional information Irom a Saigon report, which indicated that former members of Ihe armed forces were involved and lhal (he (rouble began when (be security forces tried lo search Ihe church after having kepi il under surveillance for some time Hanoi had charged lhal the rebels had CIA connections. The Post quoted CIA sources as saying Ihis charge was ridiculous. Tlie ,Vew York Times gave Ihis story a dozen inches on page 10. The Washington Post story was a lililc longer, bul il was placed on page A-28. The Washington Star Rave il only 5 inches, hut put it on Ihe front page. Needless lo say. there was no television coverage of this event, since our networks no longer have camera crews anil reporters in Vietnam. By way of contrast, on Nov. 2K. 197-!. when Saigon was under the Thieu government, both our newspapers and tv gave liheral coverage of skirmishes in The lighter side Saigoii between Catholic youths and ihe police. Holh NliC and ABC devoted over two minutes lo Ihis slory on the evening news. The New York Times gave the story play mi page 2. The demonstrators were blocked from reaching downtown Saigon. A number of police were bit wilh rocks and some of Ihe demonstrators were arrested and beaten. Il was reporled lhal (he youths were demonstrating against corruption. In l!l?4. the effect of the report under Ihe freedom of press then prevailing, was (o impress Ihe American public with the exislcncc of substantial anti-government feeling in Saigon, in this case supposedly J generated by re.vulsion j.o-coV/jjpypny^ln ' )978. with the news (ofajly controlled by the government of VietnamT the story reaching Ihe American public is lolally colored by ihe official interpretation. The people in (he church were not portrayed as having any legitimate grievances. They were described in our press as "reactionaries" and "renegades." They were portrayed as c o u n t e r f e i t e r s and speculators, sabotaging ihe economy. They were lied lo Ihe CIA. and Ihe curale of Hie church was a "ringleader." What really happened will probably never be known. Nor will we know who these people were, what motivated them lo risk Iheir lives, or what fale befell Ihem. Were they tortured in an effort to force them lo reveal olher names'' Were they summarily executed? Are they now political prisoners? Will any idealistic Americans demand their release, or at least a fair trial? Will our news media try lo probe more deeply and provide perspective, or will they continue lo simply transmit Hanoi's propaganda? Time magazine nn Keh. 16. devoted 8 pages lo South Vietnam, including G pages of pictures The general impression was lhal things are nol bad. Political prisoners arc nol in prison, bul in "re-education camps." We hear a different slory from recent refugees. They tell of fear hunger and arrested relatives who don't return The open road coverup By Die WASHINGTON UT|. - The harsti Rlare nl publicity in which Ihe CIA has been bathed these recent weeks hail its firsl glimmering three years ago Before 1973. Ihe CIA courted annnymitv wilh such passion il wouldn't even publicly admil Ihe existence of its mammofh headquarters complex in nearby i.angley. The CIA exit off the Oeorgc Washington 1-arkway was then marked by a sign lhal read "Fairbank-, Highway Research Mation. llul (luring his brief slinl as CIA director. James li. Srhlesinger ordered a road sign lhal identified ll:e agcncv hv name. ' · That. 1 believe, was (he flick of ihe Hie lhal In (he torch of publicity. Schlesinger apparently fi B ,, re ,| | ha | since the CIA's location was marked on various road maps, anyone looking for the headquarters could find the riRhl oxil anyhow. Thai was fallacious reasoning on his part and slrongly indicated lhal he personally hadn't done much driving As anyone who has done much driving is aware road maps and highway cxil signs have liltle if any relation lo each olher Indeed, highway exil signs tear little if any relation (o anything. If you should, for example, approach Washington from the soulh. you would upon nearing (he Hlh Street bridge see a huge exil sign labeled lioundarv Channel Drive. 1 have lived in Ihis area more lhan 20 years and unlil thai sign went up lasl year ·kWrsl !)m'' T7. hMrrt 0( ""'""larv Channel Unvc. Ar.ri I still don't know where il is. Boundary Channel Drive is as much a mvsicrv to me as (he Fairbanks Highwav liesearch Station used (o he My suspicion is lhal the CIA ha' abandoned its headquarters at Langlej a n d , s n o w operating from under Ihe Ml e n i l l l l l ! Anyway, contrary lo whal Sdilesingei pparenlly concluded. I am convinced thai " lf C!l l : V , l , cref(w . MI '.v the Fair r«^'"^T^,S-ist | A | Ccord,n K1 o thenln) ,, lle J x ;»^;laP |

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