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Ihho Free Press 4 Caldwell News-Tribune. Friday. June 2 3, 1961 PAGE OF OPINION ···^·H^HM TRIAL BY FIRE HENRY TAYLOR COMMENTS Aggressors Spurn Fair Play ^^ ^^ TM »--,,, inril fi. By HENRY J.TAYLOR A( 3:15 a.m. Sunday, June 22, twenty-six years ago, five months before Pearl Harbor, Hitler attacked ttie Soviet Union. And if World War ID ever comes, God forbid, we can be mortally certain that it, too, will come as a surprise. Our national sense of fair play and responsible use of world supremacy docs not prepare us for this. But aggressors lay down the law of surprise in their first requirement and set the stage for it in every disarming way, and set the stage for it in plete surprise," said President Harry S. Truman, later. "No one thought any such attack would take place. I didn't think so and I don't know any official who did. A complete surprise." The evidence is indisputable that, up to the very hour of Hitler's attack, Stalin insisted within the Kremlinthatallaround him must trust Hitler's intentions. Warnings from the Nachrich- tendiest, Switzerland's army Intelligence service, from London, Brussels, Washington and elsewhere did not impress Stalin. Moreover, 24 German reconnaissance planeshadtrespassed Russia and a camera in one that crashed showed that they were ond group (17 infan try, five ^ar- military photographic mis- jnored fair nyj^*TM s. h« ded for S TM ,",, TV. ,,, There were 3 ,000 general sand to Moscow. The third ( 15 ID- 0,000 officers in Hitler's ar- fantry, 15 armored divisions) . April 6. He struck too late. "Ask me for except time," said Na- And Hitler didn't have 320,000 my. A!! were screened and the waded the "craine. best sent eastward. Across a »!««» 5 front of nearly3,000 miles, more The gateway than two million men, 750,000 open. Five days late horses, 6,000 vehicles, 7,200 The Germans incredibly, on their deep missions each infantry division re- sion ^ , ^ diil each Panzer di £ 3 00 tons, and each of the guns, 3,000 tanks and 1800 Pivot al Sanrt «m e . ^ ^ , , planes advanced at the firstglow «K TM re ' of the Sunday's dawn. 5.000 pins. The strategic planning was sioners. i- day. to total, this called for , lva , ert of icstrainloadsa ·· UPI SURVEYS MfDICRf Gloomy Forecast Wrong TODAY'S EDITORIAL We Agree; It's a Farce This recall nonsense has gone too far. Our state's small but loud ultra-conservative element is.looking more foolish every day. B the Incentive for the movements to recall Sen, Frank Church had (1) been for reasons other than a difference of opinion and (2) been financed entirely by Idahoans, the Idea might have carried some weight. But let's face facts. i v Senator Church.Is just about the..most 'acceptable Democrat ^member of Congress, ? to our way of thinking. He haj lashed out against whathecorrectly calls "scandalous waste" In government spending. He has Incurred the displeasure of President Johnson on several occasions. He doesn't vote the party line. He votes the way his conscience tells him. Some times he pleases us. Some times he doesn't. V you don't like the way Senator Church votes, what can you do? That's easy. He comes up for re-election next year. Vote against him if you wish. Idaho's attorney general hashandeddown an opinion that such a recall would be unconstitutional. Of course, the untra- conservatives could take the matter to court. Maybe they'd get It settled in a year or two. But If they want to oust SPEAKING OF TAXES Senator Church, they'd better get to work and devote their time, energy and money to accomplishing this task at the polls. This recall movement became even more distasteful to Democrats and to the majority of Republicans when it was learned ttat the Incentive and the money behind the campaign originated out of state. A California millionaire; a fellow imported to Coeur d'Alene; and possibly the Liberty Lobby are behind this movement. They allow. Gene Mileck of St. Maries to receive the credit (in some circles he'd be known as a fall guy) for this action. They haven't stopped this foolishness yet. Now Mileck is trying to get Republican Secretary of State Pete Cenarrusa kicked out of his office. Why? Because Cenarrusa has refused to give Mileck two letters he says are on file in the Secretary of State's office. Doris Whitaker, Deputy Secretary of State, said Mileck has seen one of the letters. The other letter, one which he said Cenarrusa wrote to Atty. Gen. Allan Shepard requesting an opinion on the recall, doesn't exist, Cenarrusa said. The request, Cenarrusa stated, was made orally. Cenarruss summed It up very well when he said: "I think It's a farce." This whole recall business is a farce. (One in a Series) By United Press International It was widely predicted before the Medicare program went into operation on July 1, 1966, that older people would rush to hospitals for free care in such great numbers that hospitals would be unable to handle the load. That hasnot happened. A nationwide survey by a UPI reporting team showed that there has been an increase in hospital occupancy since Medicare went into effect, but it has been well within manageable limits. The only hospitals that are seriously pinched for room today are those which already had more patients than they could handle before Medicare. One change, clearly attributable to Medicare, is an Increase in the proportion of older peple in the average hospital's total patient population. In Chicago, UPI correspondent James M. Shanks found that "the percentage of hospital patients over 65 has increased from 23 per cent before Medicare to 28 per cent currently." Reporter Bob Weston was told in Cincinnati that patients over 65. now occupy 32 per cent of the hospital beds compared with 26 per cent a year ago. There were comparable reports from other cities. But hospital administrators across the country emphasized that there has been no "deluge" of older patients . and no swamping of facilities such as Medicare opponents had gloomily forecast. The big complaint which hospitals have against Medicare is not the extra business it has brought them, but the formula which Medicare uses to reimburse them for the care of elderly patients. The reimbursement formula is supposed to cover "the reasonable cdstsof services rendered," but hospital administrators Insist it is inadequate. "We lose money on Medicare patients and have to charge other patients more to make up for it," said a spokesman for Methodist Hospital in Dallas. The Social Security Administration is aware of these complaints, and has promised lo take a close look at the whole situation on the basis of the first year's experience. "If our formula fails to cover fully the costs of caring for older people, we will certainly make adjustments," Commissioner Robert Ball Sold a reporter. "But so far I have seen no convincing evidence FOREIGN COMMENTARY Unstable Tax Policy Blasted By MAX YOST Associated Taxpayers of Idaho The National Taxpayers Conference Is an alliance of the executives of 38 Independent state taxpayer organizations who make continuing fiscal studies of local, state and federal levels of government. Each year at a meeting In Washington, D.C., after study and discussions with congressional and administration leaders, they summarize their findings in an annual statement of policy. The 1967 statement: ·"We, the National Taxpayers Conference, observe that the national economy is In the impossible position of a simultaneous business slowdown and continuing price Inflation. We believe, and have stated previously, that the pushbutton fiscal policy of our national government Isafun- damental cause of this national dilemma. An unstable and confusing tax policy, when blended with accelerated federal expenditures to achieve short-term economic objectives, can only end In disaster. We therefore urge: "1, That Congress finance the war in South Vietnam on a pay-as-we-go basis and impose as absolute embargo on any Today's Thought By H. B. DEAN "Tlie grass wlthereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever." Is»lsl)40:8 When those who criticize have spent as much time In study of the Bible as those who expound ft Bier will then be qualified critics. new domestic spending programs as well, to avoid a prospective budget deficit that some have suggested could reach an unprecedented $20 billion; "2, That Congress eschew any tax increase that would fur(her damage the nation's economic machinery and substitute spending reductions in programs whose essentiality is suspect on many counts; "3. That Congress use extreme caution in expanding social security benefits to avoid OUR READERS SAY further Increases In payroll taxes {fiat are already barely tolerable; "4. That Congress Ignore current proposals to distribute a purely hypothetical federal budget surplus through complicated federal 'revenue sharing* programs. This psychedelic dream of federal bounty fails to take account of the plain fact that the cumulative federal budget deficit during the past decide totals more than $50 billion; "5, That Congress reverse the trend toward federal domination of state and local government activities in general to allow the people of the individual states and localities to solve their own problems. A corollary necessity is that the citizens and state-local officials act immediately to reorganize and revitalize state and local government and to accept responsibility for their own self- government, finances and operations." By K.C. THALER LONDON (UPI)-The supply by Russia of sophisticated, up- to-date weapons to her allies has heightened Allied fears for future peace prospects. Such weapons were discovered by the Israelis duringtheir advance into Egypt. Details are now being disclosed of the latest type weapons which so far have been unknown to the West and, according to some reports, have not even been seen with the Soviet forces. ··-·--,.. Thi s development : f epf eserits a marked change in the Kremlin's policy, which has been to supply only obsolete weapons to her allies and potential allies, but never to allow latest type arms to leave the U.S.S.R. The first Indications of this change came from the Vietnam fronts when MIG 21s supersonic fighters appeared in numbers in battles against A m e r i c a n planes. Then Russia began to make available to her friends in Hanoi surface-to-air missiles (SAMS) on an increasing scale. Some, incidentally, fell into Red China's hands and are believed to be providing valuable information for Peking's own rocket development program. Reports from Israel reaching here mention the presence of Soviet-supplied radar controlled ground-to-air missiles, anti-tank rockets allegedly superior to anything known in the West, radar installations for correcting the range of artillery fireon moving targets and a Howitzer with a 10-mile range. Western diplomats and experts alike are surprised that Russia should place such weapons into foreign hands, and in inexperienced hands at that. Whether Russia anticipated the risk of their falling into Western hands appears doubt- News Gatherers Are Just Lazy To The Editor: This is an open letter to Richard Charnock, UPI correspondent In Boise. Dear Mr. Charnock: I have great respect for news correspondents who bring the news to the people. We are In great need of some information that the news media seems to have overlooked or forgot ten. We would like the reasons for the recall action against Senator Church. An action as serious as this surely has a lot of good reason Ing behind It. The news gatherers are not dishonest. They are Just lazy. Anything that might expose the International Communist Conspiracy Is forgotten or Just not brought out. How we need news gatherers that have freedom of thought and mind, and a little knowledge of the Declaration of Independence, Then the press would have the knowledge that the government Is still the peo- pie. Without (he people thefeder- government Is nothing. Some think big government and high taxes will bring freedom. Nothing Is further from the truth. ,, The best attitude to take toward thMederal government Is that it has nothing except what it takes from the people. Government does not give; it only takes. To tax you to help me is not only unconstitutional and immoral - it is stealing from one to help another. Can you call international cooperation anything but Communism in action? Can you tell me why U.S.A. sanctions an economic blockade against Rhodesia, where 6 per cent of the people rule, and our government 25 YEARS AGO The twenty-fifth anniversary of the establishment of Mercy hospital in Naropa will be celebrated June 4 with a solemn pontifical mass at St. Paul's church at-10 a.m. (June, 1942) Caldwell Brief - J. H. Petit of Parma has filed for Democratic committeeman of the Apple Valley precis::. A number of candidates have taken petitions for filing but only Petit and Miss Tressle Nlckersoo, seeking the offlca of superintendent of schools, have filedfor office. (June, 1942) Caldwsll Brlsf - Carrie Purkhlser, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Purkhlser, has received a master's degree in medical technology at the University of Detroit. (June, 1942) !s trying to buildbridges [oCom- rmmlst countries where only 3 per cent of the people rule. I believe the recall actiontobe sound, and the senator's inability to exercise freedom of thought of mind due to his affiliations with the uouncll on Foreign Relations and other Internationa! bodies. When we try to warn him of the dangers of Communism, he writes back; "I noted your remarks and sent your letter to the State Depart- meut." The State Department sends propaganda apologetic to Communism, alway unsigned. I suggest it Is your Job to bring this Information to the puouc. I am happy that we have other news In the developing stage and some day will not be at the mercy of AP and UPI. 0. B. Warnock BoxC18 Nam pa Ul dl I I I JIT3 I C i l Ul~ «*·-·· r f t J L . n Vine armored divisions) diversions into Yugoslavia and have bee . """I SS, vd S tJKtS£ 5K5S Jfi= 10 Leningraa. me i.i, c- . . jj az | s were bogged down, "They should have known it snows in Russia." Russia owes her salvation to the Battle of Stalingrad, although the Russian people today are not even allowed to remember that, It is now officially called . the Battle of the Volga. I was at that moment in Turkey on the Russian frontier with Turkish Marshal Fevzi Chakmak. He predicted the Soviet victory at Stalingrad to me anri my dispatch containing his nearly incredible forecast appeared in The New York Times on June 30. Chakmak told me Stalin, in a rare visit to a front, had gone secretly from Moscow to Stalingrad. Chakmak noted on his maps that the Russians still held the vital railhead at Voronezh, at the junction of the Don and Voronezh rivers. He estimated that Marshal Timoshenko had large, fresh forces concentrated above Voronezh, The Germans were wearily stretched into Russia for 1,000 miles. "I know Timoshenko," the Turk said. "1 am sure he will drop his armies straight down on the German lines and that this descent from the north will be decisive on the whole war. Hitler can never recover from his coming defeat." Gruff, able, tough-minded Marshal Chakmak called the turn at the moment when the apparent German successes in the Caucasus thundered in the headlines around the globe. Then while we were holding the Germans in the West we . werejncircled by the Russians ! fronTtne East. But that's an- . other story, separate from this . June 23 reminder of adaymarked forever in the changing of the world. Soviets Supply New Weapons ful. There may be some anxious soul searching in the Kremlin about the effect of this slijMip. What worries Western governments is the threat that this development poses {or the future. The fact that deadly, sophisticated weapons are being put into the hands of people who ostensibly cannot be trusted to use them properly is causing anxiety. But the prospects that even Deadlier weapons might be passed onto small nations whose leaders may be prepared to use them in a do-or-die mood is causing outright alarm. that this is really true." Bypassing Ball, the American Hospital Association (AHA) is urging Congress to amend the law so that payments for Medicare patients will include an extra margin above actual cost, sufficient to enable the hospital to accumulate funds for expansion, modernization and other improvements. Medicare was expected to put an even greater strain on nursing home facilities than on hospitals. Again, however, the dire predictions have not been borne out by events. Social Security officials said that on a nationwide basis, the total number of beds available in qualified nursing homes is more than adequate to meet the demand resulting from Medicare. But they acknowledged -and the UPI survey demonstrated--that local shortages exist in some areas. Medicare did not cause, but it lias evidently aggravated, a nationwide shortage of trained nurses. Every hospital administrator interviewed said his institution needs more nurses. In New York, the situation is so serious that thestatelegislalure recently voted funds to double the number of nursing scholarships. (Saturday: What doctors like and dislike about Medicare.) There are a lor of good cars you can get for $3500. This is two of them.* II you don't happen to need two cars, there's only one Ihing Ihot you need less! One cor lhal cosls as much as two cars. Unless you wonl lo pay a lot of money lor a lot of horsepower Ihol you'll never use. There's only one slate in the country where you can go faster than a Volkswagen--Nevada. [No speed limit-they're big gamblers out there.) The only exlfa horsepower you really need is for all those power gadgets. Which you need to drive a car Ihol size Which has to be itiat size lo hold all those horses. AH or which also makes Ihe average car cost almost as much to run as Iwo Volkswagens. Considering a VW gels about 27 miles lo a gallon of gas and obou! 40,000 miles lo a set of tires. But if you're still not sold on Ihe idea of two bugs for Ihe price of one beast why not take advantage of Urn special introductory olfer: one Volkswagen for nail the price of two. Don Hull's Town Country Volkswagen Nampa-Caldwell Blvd. Caldwell, Idaho

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