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The Idaho Free Press 4 TTie News-Tribune, Tuesday, February 1,1975 - 4 Opinion Today's editor/a/ Suburban mass transit? "Modern sprawling suburbia is supposed to be unsuiled for mass transit... So begins a recent editorial in the Baltimore Sun, and the commentary continues with an interesting premise: "Modern suburbia also is reputed, with some justice, lo be a slerile sociological disaster. Advocates of land-use legislation often call fora new kindof suburb, one thai would be compact enough to be served by fixed-rail mass transit as well as being more conducive to neigbborliness and creation of community. A small Con- neclicul suburb, Wcstport, has managed In create for ilself bolh a workable mass transit system and a greater sense of communily-within Ihe context of the sprawling kind of growth lhat is supposed (o be conducive to neither. "The revolution in Westport came though Ihe eily's acquisition of a fleet of eighl IC-passenger Mercedes-Benz diesel buses. As simple as that. The buses were placed on 35-minu(e schedules between outlying areas and Ihe downlown Jessup Square. They stop anywhere to pick up riders, and with criss-cross route patterns, Ihey go virlually everywhere in Ihe little War-avoidance stance bedroom community. "Citizens can buy annual bus lickets, J25 for couples, J7 apiece for children and $15 for the elderly. The new bus system has begun to unify the town in dozens of ways. Children, for instance, are much more able lo move aboul on Iheir own, and mothers, no longer sluck wilh taking Ihe kids to scout meetings, dancing classes, etc., have time to socialize more or to lake part-lime jobs. The buses have rendered the elderly, so many of whom cannot drive, mobile once again. Anti Ihey have given children and teenagers a new kind of independence which they lacked in the past till they were old enough lo get their own cars. No doubt Weslporl is a very particular kind of community; it has a population of only 27,000 and Ihe per capita income is far above average. But Ihe idea, wilh modificalions, might be made suitable for mosl suburbs, including ihose in Ihe Uallimore area." Why not carry lhat conclusion one step further and suggest that wilh modifications to fit (he cily, such a concept could be adapted lo Ihe Nampa-Caldwell 'suburbia.' 'Don't forget, we're all in this together!' Washington window Stabilify measures sough/ Polities and h «PP ine « * *^* llx- ArnnM H Vsu.idiL By Arnold b. Sawislak I l y J TEL AVIV (DPI) - Israel hopes to avoid anolher Middle East war and ensure a measure of stability in the region by negotiating a second-stage military disengagement accord with Egypl in Ihe Sinai desert. By giving Egypt some of its Sinai territory back and holding open the possibility lhal more will be returned in future negotiations. Israeli leaders hope to eliminate the threat of imminent war on the counlry's southern flank. By this method they would reduce the Ihreal from Syria, which Israel believes does not want to take on the Israeli army alone. Negotiations on a new Israeli-Egyptian accord in Sinai are to begin in earnest next month when Secretary of Slale Henry A. Kissinger begins his latest diplomatic shuttle between Cairo and Jerusalem. Israeli sources in Washington have said Ihey expecl the Kissinger mission lo be exploratory. They said Ihe secretary probably will return to Ihe Middle Easi'in" March, possibly to complete Ihe negotiations. Though Prime Minister Yitzhak liabin says Israel is not acting under deadline pressure lo achieve a new agreement with Egypt, a natural deadline is present. The mandate allowing United Nations troops to police the cease-fire on the Sinai fronl expires April 24. The mandate on Ihe Golan Heights, which Israel captured from Syria in 1967, expires May 30. Kissinger negotiated the mandates lasl year as part of the first troop disengagement accords following the 1973 Middle East war. By spring the rains and snows lhal prevent mass movement of iroops and armor in Ihe mountainous and rock- Tht Mews-Tribune lack U. I'ayton studded Golan Heights will have disappeared and conditions for warfare, including aerial combat, will be ideal. In addition lo Ihe deadlines imposed by Ihe U.N. mandates. Egyptian President Anwar Sadat has put up a deadline of his own. Sadal has said thai if Israel does nol withdraw militarily from the Egyptian, Syrian and Jordanian fronts within Ihree months, he will call for an immediate resumption of Ihe Geneva Middle East conference and "blow up" Ihe peace negotiations. In rejecting Sadat's deadline. Rabin said Israel was not afraid of the Geneva conference and its army was prepared for war. This assessment is echoed by Western defense analysts. Tlie analysis say the Arabs lost four times as many aircraft and Ivvice as much armor as Israel did in the 1973 war. Even .w.ith.the massive resupply of sophisticated · Soviel arms lo Syria since the war, they say. Israel still enjoys an edge in weapons because of (he U.S. arms resupply efforl. In addition, ihe analysis say lhal because the Soviet arms shipments lo Ihe region have largely bypassed Egypt, Cairo's army is neither prepared nor anxious lo mount a full-scale war effort soon. Taking ihese factors inlo consideration, former Defense Minister Moshe Dayan says he does nol think all-out war is probable in the first half of Ihis year. "The Egyptians don't want war and Ihe Syrians aren'l ready for it, not in the ne.xl three months anyway," Dayan said. "There's a danger of course, but [ don'l Ihink full-scale war is imminent." Defense analysts say thai even (hough Sadat is moving lo secure new sources of arms, especially from France. Ihe Egyptian army could nol hope to confront Israel with any success unless it is bolstered by massive shipments of the latest Soviet weapons. Despite these considerations, Israeli leaders concede that the threat of war is still serious, especially on the Syrian front. Israel mobilized part of its army reserve and pul ils Golan Heights defenders on full war alert last November when Ihe first six- month mandate for U.N. troops lo patrol Ihe region was aboul lo expire. Al Ihe lime, Rabin said the move was taken because of uncertainly over Ihe intentions of the Damascus government. The war scare passed Ihree days laler when Damascus renewed Ihe L'..V. mandate for anolher six months, liul Damascus warned il would nol renew ihe mandate again in May unless (here is a further Israeli withdrawal from the Golan Heights. Israeli leaders have said Ihere is no room for further withdrawal in the Heights and Ihere is lillle chance for anolher disengagement agreement wilh Syria. The answer to whether Ihere will lie anolher Middle Easl war this year should beclear May 30,when ihe U.N. mandate in the Golan Heights expires. and IN* f m f m t WASHINGTON IUPH - Entertainer Orson Bean announced on a recent television talk show lhat after dabbling in politics from lefl lo right since Ihe IMO's, he had given it up as a waste of time. Bean said he had discovered lhal (here was no relationship between politics and Ihe achievement of human happiness. "Serious" politicians might dismiss Bean's pronouncement as Ihe banality of a comedian wiio w;is taking himself loo seriously. Bui his statement jusl happens lo mesh wild some new evidence of citizen disaffection that has at least one group of polilical professionals deeply concerned. Pat Cadcll. Ihe young public opinion analyst who gained a reputation as a prodigy with (he 1972 McGovern campaign, presented dala to the winter conference of Ihe American Association of Political Consultants thai showed lhat politics was becoming a mere "spectator sport" instead of a means wilh which citizens feel Ihey can influence govern- .ment. Cadell said recent surveys showed "a breakdown in the linkage" voters traditionally believed lo exisl between their, choice of public officials and Ihe making of government policies. Americans, he said, were increasingly coming lo Ihe conclusion lhat Ihe outcome of elections "have no bearing on my life." Umce Tarrance, a pollster associated wilh Itcpublican campaigns, had somewhat parallel findings to report. He said citizens who were registered to vole bu; did nol go (o (he polls were interviewed in 1972 and again in 1874. The first time, pollsters found 15per cenl of Ihe registered voters did not cast ballots because Ihey were "nol interested" in the election. The same reply in 1974 came from 35 per ccnl of Ihe group, whicli Tarrance called "an alarming increase." Tnrrance recalled lhal a 19G:l Another HAK mission presidential commission had concluded that more Americans would go lo the polls if obstacles such as literacy lesls were abolished and if voters were given more information about candidates. He said the obstacles had been removed bul voting was going down, instead of up. Cadell suggested (he reason was lhal voters were indeed more educated aboul politics than in past years, and had come to their own conclusion lhat Ihey had lillle lo gain from voting. The reason for such a conclusion? Peter Hart, another pollster mosl often associated wilh Democratic campaigns, strongly indicted government leaders. He said leaders of bolh parlies were afraid lo put hard choices before the public --such as gasoline rationing --and as a result Americans had become cynical about Iheir leaders. "It is Ihe politicians who have subverted (he system," he said. None of (he pollsters suggested lhal Ihe reason inlcrest in politics is decreasing' 1 might be the absence of sharply defined differences between (he parlies and Iheir positions on national issues. This possibility, expressed most succinctly by Gov. George Wallace as third parly candidate for President when lie said "There ain't a dimes worlh of difference" between (he Democrats and Republicans, is vehemently denied by leaders of the major parlies. Bul al Icasl one of Ihe now Irihe of polilical consultants -- campaign managers to the uninilialcd touched on lhat clement. Paul Corbin, an old-time union organizer now working in politics, allended Ihe conference and observed lo a Washington Post reporter: "Tliey lalk graphs and charls, charts and graphs, demographics, schemcgriiphics. Issues, issues. Dial's what people arc interested in. Jobs." Once more hopes rise Publuhed evening* except Sunday oi 316 Tenih Av«. South, Nampa, IcfaKo S3651 by Canytxi Publ-iKing Co. Entered at tecond doit mailer ol the Poll Office al Nampa, Idohc, under ocr ol March 8, 1679 All ncHcei required by la* or order of tO'jrt of competent n-n\diclion lr be published weeVly will be published m rhe Saturday iiwe of thli paper put- luanl lo lecrian 60-108 1C 1963 at added rKerero by Chapter 164 1933 Session Lawi ol Idaho. SUBSCRIPTION RATES Carrier, per month ." $3.25 Carrie;, per yeaf . $39.00 BY MAIL: [Paid in advance) 1 month. - . $3.50 6months. . $20.00 3 months . .$10.25 1-yeor . . . $39.00 TM nevipoper eter*ei ihe nghi lo at'er rhe expiration da I* ol on/ paid in-advance tub- KMption ihould rh«fe be at aJ^uil/nent in tubtcripl'On rotI. -ADAM j. KAIB- President-Pobliiher THE NEWS-TRIBUNE Jonph R. Paikti, Bw!u*eu Monog«r -- Adv O.fedoi Richard Cowman, fdw R.ct-o.d Wil'iami Cir lf.gr JDAHO FREE PRESS Jeann firuner. BuwieH Manager tarry B. Gardner, Ed.'or C. Robert outl, Adv. Director J. C. lindholm, Cir. Dir. Keliri Briggl. Competing Foreman Char lei McCoy, Prtlt foreman Opjnlmi «»pr«n«d wily in "TnJay'i Editorial" («lumni rtprtttnl th« VMWI of tWi MwtfMpvr. All »th»r c»mm«ntt wi (hit pag* art th« »plrilon «' Iht wriun, wtortwr HWmWn *f )h» n»w»pop»r'i *4it*rial heard u nt. W« w«k»m« t«tt«n t» tfw editor, W rmrtt limit tk*m i» 300 wwrit. AM bft*n mutt b* Uf n«J, conloln th« i^mi if HM writer, m*4 w* «M/K\ t« ·ppnvcl by trw tdittrial k*«rd. UEIHIT tUI'l I - About the only bright spol in the Middle Kasl situation today is the fad Ihnt Secretary of Slale Henry A. Kissinger is preparing to visit the region again lo attempt lo work his old magic. Kissinger has nol undertaken ,1 previous peacemaking (rip unless he fell Hie odds favored success. So government ami diplomatic sources in (he Middle Kast have been encouraged lo believe Ihe steady drifl toward a fifth Arab-Israeli war can be averted. II could be Kissinger's last chance, as Egypt's President Anwar Sadal says Ihe Middle Easl is "a licking lime bomb which must be defused." Sadal. more Ihan olhcr leaders of Ihe Arab confronlation slales againsl Israel, needs some solid diplomatic achievement lo improve Ihe stature nf his government ivilfi Ihe Egyptian masses. In Ihe prc-Octobcr 1!)73 days of no-war, mi-peace. Sadal promised belter days wilh Ihe slogan "No Voice l.ondcr Than Baltic." Bul prosperity has eluded Ihe Egyptians, leading lo street demnn- si rations againsl the soaring cosl of living. Sadal needs In reopen Ihe Suez Canal and atlracl foreign investors lo bring in hard currency lhal would enable him lo grant pay raises to restive vcorkcrs. To do this peace has lo be assured. In a siring of interviews this mnnlii. Sadal has spelled onl terms for Ihe kind of progress needed for him to accept a renewal of (he mandate nf Ifie U.X. buffer forces, due lo expire in April. lie wants partial Israeli Iroop withdrawals on all fronts -Ihe Sinai, Golan Heights and Jordan Valley --within the next three months. Such a pullhack would lie within a strictly military framework anil nol entail Arab concessions such as a commitment of non-belligerency. Sadal Iticn wants a resumption of the Arab-Israeli peace conference in (lencva lo slart negotiating the substance of a global selltcmcnt. Sadal has said he is prepared lo give Kissinger all Ihe chances needed for a liacl Keats successful mediation of second-singe peace moves. Bill if the Kissinger initiative fails. Sadal wauls Ihe Geneva talks to reconvene immediately, as Ihe Soviel Union has been urging. He wants Ihe Palestine I jbcnilion Organization silling wilh Ihe other Arab protagonists, a condition whicli almost dooms the talks lo failure if Israel is nol persuaded to ncgnliale wilh Ihe PI.O. Sad.il, who will have talks with Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei A. (Iromyko, next week, before Ihe Kissinger visit, will insist on going to Geneva for two main reasons: --To show Ihe world he has tried all peace options. -To have more lime to acquire arms from Ihe Soviet Union or elsewhere, and lo give his Kiissian-equippeil forces lime lo assimilate weapons received Irom other sources, nolahly Franco. Sadat has slated lhat neither Egypl nor Syria ivonld attack Israel firsl. But in Syria Ihcrc is a strong feeling within Iht army and the ruling Baalh parly Dial only a new war will regain Israeli-occupied lands. Trie mandate for ihe l : .\. disengagement force on Ihe Golan Heights expires May 30. Syria says il wants a further Israeli pullhack or there will be no renewal. Syria's armed forces are beller equipped now Ihan Ihey were in 1973. Kissinger's negotiations on (he Jordan fronl will depend largely on Ihe Palestinians and Israel's altitude to the PI.O. Dissident Palestinian factions have promised a new guerrilla campaign designed In bring about a new war as Ihey believe partial solutions, or a negotiated sclllemenl wilh Israel, will rcsull in less Ihan justice for Ihe Palestinians. If peace efforts fail, through Kissinger and through Ihe Geneva conference, Sadat said in ,1 recc.il interview, "Vfe will have reached a stage where war will be Ihe only alternative." Our readers say Wheelchair team helped^ To The Keillor: I would like lo speak for Idaho Wheels in Action, Inc. and lei Die-public know of our apprecialion for the support lliey have given us. Idaho Wheels in Aclion is a new wheelchair baskethall learn !hal was formed aboul a year ago. This learn is made up of men from all over Hie Treasure Valley. II is a non-profit corporation thai is interested in people! The team is looking lor Handicaps of all types and will do whatever it can lo help their lives be H little more joyful and happy. liighl now the learn is doing benefit games for a three-year-old toy with severe brain damage. The learn members would like to express Iheir thanks lo Boise's Community Ccnler and lo Unrah High School for the generous donation of Iheir gyms. They are now able to play every Tuesday at' Community Center. ^ ( . We would also like to express our, thanlu lo llrownfield's Proslhelic. Vbcaffona) Itehab., the Elk's Kebab.. ChanneVfaixl Channel 2. all of Boise. All of these'jj people have accepted our chal|eng laken lo wheelchairs lo play 'our j(ame. This has helped us become more precise in basketball, although we've been beal'en a few limes. Last year (he top score was 1} and (his year we rose lo 46. You cali'sw they have done us a great favor. ;'. : ; liur goal this year is 16 pliy a profcssiona.1 team. So on March IStH'Jnd 16th a team from Salt Lake will be;h^re. We would appreciate all (he support anyone can supply. Further Information on the leam's games may be obtained Irom Merle Culler a! 466-6247. ' '" Peggy Daniel Xampa Gas rationing berated To The Kdilor: I would like lo say a word lor the (silent I majority concerning gas rationing. We tried it during World War II with Ihe result that when I came home on leave there was plenty of gas if you had Ihe money lo purchase the gas rationing lickets on Ihe black market at approximately double Ihe cost of gas, SI for a five gallon ticket, gas «as aboul 20 cents then. All rationing does is lake the incentive to produce from a "free" market. This gives the Mafia one more money-making device because mosl westerners will have lo have more Ihan nine gallons per week. Make honest cilizens break Ihe law and set up a larger government bureaucracy costing billions of dollars which we do nol have. Then next, will come rationing of all products made from oil and on and on goes Ihe chain reaction unlil you won't be able lo tell "Ihe land of the free" from Russia. We should spend Ihese bureaucratic billions on research for alternate pinker sources, such as, solar energy, geolhermal and nuclear power. Every palriolic American shouldib* against rationing of gas. fj Frank McCuskey ( Nampa Nader play chastised To The Editor: Who in Ihe name of a ID cenl dollar is Kalpb Nader? Tonighl's paper (Jan. 31) gives the lead headline lo his speech before "The Consumer Federation of America." I have never voted for Ualph Nader in my life. Nor been given Ihe right to do so. Nor do I know anyone who has. The man is answerable lo no one. Represents no one. And, for my money, has nothing to say worlh listening lo. He has made n name- and fortune for himself spouting off at every opportunity and Imill a reputation on the strength of one term paper and Hie ctmlzpa to take on General Motors. iSome lesls have proved Ihf Corvair a rather well designed and s;.fc aulomnbile.l Because of popularily, anything Nadir, pardon, Nader says may be newswojtljy, bul hardly front page! On Ihe contraflow page two you report (hat Democraijc commillecmcn in Boise loday look $17^yl Of my pocket. ' ,;',,,;; Quote, "House laxwrilers block 12'per cenl lax rebate proposal." ParagrapHtW, "Democrats lined up solidly against? |ht bill," lo refund. Now. that's news wpWfiy of page one. Perhaps you should ; riaye Iraded the two articles. At leas! these 1 him were elected and answerable to the pdBljc. It's been said. "The majority is,'rijt silent. Ibc government is deaf." Maybe we'd belter holler a lillle louder. .-.,'-. William L. Wood ',',.', Caldwdl '. "; ERA draws criticism · ' -' r - ' ..... ' ' - '· · . . . · - : ....uus.a-j I,. ..-· AfcJV, woman will register (or the draft al (he age oi 18. as a man now does, ip. 97H:j' "Courts faced with criminal laws which (to nol apply equally lo men and women would be likely lo invalidate the laws rather Ibafi extending or rewriting them (o apply: to women and men alike, ip. 9661" f 'Congressional Record, Vol. m, No. .44,4 March 22, 19721. There arc many olhe"r areas thai Ihe Journal discusses. '·.»-,·« · S The public is nol informed enough aMii this. To prove Ibis point, four of my fri^rjdj and I conducted a survey of 40 homes in Ihe Meridian area. I will admit lhat Ihe survey was not a random sample according'Jj prolessional opinion, bul il was none'fnV less enlighting. Out of these 40 homes'.''^ one really understood (his amendmejjij Snme of Ihe people Ihoughl lhal the EKA would mean equal pay for equal work; However, we already have (his law ih'jht lorm of Ihe Equal Employmenl OppW- lumly Acl of 1972 With this la'f; discrimination "in every aspect of eln- ploymcnl" is forbidden." -''' r ' The ERA is not a 'panacea' for all ills,4t only presents many and dangerous e f f e c t s . ' Rescind the Equal :, .1 To The Edilpr: Wednesday of this week, a group of women mel at the Idaho Statehouse lo inform Ihe legislators of our views on Ihe Equal Kighls Amendment. Our major concern was lo Ml our reprcsenlativcs and senators lhal we are againsl the Equal Highls Ainenrlmrnl. and lhat we want them to rescind il! I am convinced lhal ihis is a law that could lake away rights anil privileges thai women have worked very long and hard to gel. Snme have accused »ie of "reading loo much inlo il." Nol so my friend! The man who led Ihe fight against the EKA in the national Senate had this to say aboul il: "I tried in every way I knew how lo convince Ihe Senate lhat Ibis legislation should be amended lo preserve protective" legislation i already! passed for Ihe benefit of women; to require fathers lo be iespmisible for family support: lo exempt women from (he draft ami coinhul duly; anil lo preserve righl-lo-privacy laws and criminal laws for sex offenses. As you know, 1 was unsuccessful in my efforts imd the amendment passed unchanged." Here arc some direct quotes from (he Vale Law Journal 871: '·Women will serve in all kinds of unils. and Ihey will he eligible for cnmbal duty, ip 978 " -.\ Brenda I,. Young Nampa Paul Harvey comments America first The big generous hearl of Americans is going In he less generous will, oulsiriers from a dozen directions comes a new wave of concern for Amcric.i first The very honorable phrase, "America first," was made lo sound ugly a couple ol decades ago. .Some nf (he superpalriols who marched under lhal worlhv banner were themselves unworthy. Perhaps more s i g n i f i c a n t l y . 2[ili. century Americans suffered a 'sense' of Rinll atom mcir mostly inherited wcalih and felt a compulsion to give il away So we shared equally generously wilh our fair-weather friends and our Vanquished enemies. Thai has ch.irigcd. For one reason. Ihe Vietnam misadventure was very sobering. We Iwd nieanl TM well mid had failed S1 , ( |i s ,nal i, Americanize" Imlnchina Then Ihere was former President Nixon s preoccupation wilh world affairs wl),cli. however fruitful, lefl his rear « posed. All of us fell lh c kick Ami (hen there was the humiliation of tang forced lo pay protcclion monev "o Arab nations. I,, effecl. ihev threatened our economic life if we refused A generation's preocrupalion w i t h TodoyVthought TndlKey c.me with Va'iie. .na (ounrt Mary, and Joseph, and Ibr liabe lyln» i n ? manger. I,uke2:l6. J'"Bm» Happy New Year! The angels still 3ina . ·hi r A '" the " igflesl! p eace on earth! God sen us a Saviour! Christ ihe Lord! Do not be afraid' You can find Him i I llarvev pulling out the world's fires had. caused us 1 " 1" neglecl Ihe home fires. Now-our (juilt complex assuaged, our o« ii resources depicted, our own economy '"ling, nur own dollar with cancer- . Americans arc purling America firs!. 1 * Al the World Kood Conference iii Rome.. our nation's leadership backed off from wrtmg and funding everybody. We 1$' the oil-rich Mideast nations it's now their lurn. Here is Secretary of Stale Henry Kissinger saying. "No, wc will not rebuild North Viclnam." Hemcmbering the degree lo which we lavished our largess rebuilding Japan and iicrmany, this turnabout is particularly significant. . · "No," says our secretary of slate, North Vietnam has nol lived up to its cease-fire agreements; we hereby abrogate ours." Liberals recently elected !o Congress arc sounding more conscrvaliva than Ihe previous generation's conservatives ever 'ared to sound in Iheir rcnuncialion'ibf American money for foreign aid Kd- "lomsrmg Presidenl Ford lo "park his-Jel and tend the home fronls " ' vl the new isolationism is brought into snarp focus in Ihis statement of Los Angeles' Police Chief Ed. Davis: "Ui «iders should forget Ihe rest of the w$$ " mind their domestic chores." '$) lie says. "I'm sick and tired ol * wders going tn olhcr , s of (he wor | a V '7 ln TM k e "'her people safe and stc'ff shootings inT · ' l uvenll ,,*$ from'"' ^vis wytou'r 1 'njjjon \slvtttW lram "ihe sin of heglec"

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