Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on April 24, 1972 · Page 4
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Greeley, Colorado
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Monday, April 24, 1972
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Tribune Editorial Page Opinion - Analysis - Interpretation i¥Syr 1 '7"^"^ L 5^' : l {.:·:·= *·*-;;'.-: m ' (iHKBI.KV (Colo.) T K I H U N H Mnmki.v. April 21, [072 Page 4 Pause and Ponder For God, who commanded I he light lo sliinc out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in (he face of Jesus Christ.--II Corinthians 4:6. A Political Seepage ij*v;;: ' «*j*i- **·?'.{· ·frv'ii:' !%£ S§H$V, There seems to be a seepage of liberal New Republicans into the Democratic party. It is ; only (hat, not as yet even a trickle, but it may be of some long-range significance that the political : :pundits can explain. ;i The most conspicuous example of this phen- was the shift of New York City Mayor V. Lindsay. He had been a Republican con- nan for some years before becoming '. There was a hint of things to come when he won re-election as an independent. Then, some months ago, he formally moved into the Democratic party. His effort to win that parly's presi- ''' " ' nomination has proved abortive, but there :is now talk that when the time comes he may take ;a crack at winning the Democratic nomination for ^governor of New York. yi Another notable example of the abovementioned "seepage" came a short time ago when :Rep. Ogden R : . Reid, probably the most liberal ;Republican in New York state, announced that he, :too, was crossing over to the Democrats. Reid has " ' Westchester County in Congress for Several terms. Judged by his voting record, his parly allegiance has been irregular, Now he an^ nounces that he cannot conscientiously support President Nixon for re-election. This is of particular interest because Reid's family have been GOP pillars for a long time. His grandfather, Whitelaw Reid, was ambassador to Great Britain in the McKinley administration. For years Whitelaw Reid was the publisher of the state's chief Republican daily, the Herald Tribune, now defunct. In 1892 he was the Republican vice presidential nominee on the losing ticket headed by President Benjamin Harrison. Another Now York Republican liberal who fell out w i t h his party was the then Sen. Charles K. Goodell. In 1970 right wing Republicans scratched him, and helped to elect James L. Buckley, the Conservative party's nominee. There is one intriguing footnote lo all this. Gov. Nelson Rockefeller, once known for decidedly liberal tendencies, has been moving in the other direction lately and is now much more conservative. Whether this is because of fear of being isolated, or for another reason, is an interesting subject of speculation. Letters to the Tribune *···: S;i iChairmqn Explains ^Council Position i":To fho Tribune; ^.i As chairman of the Forward : .;.[Together Housing Council, I must i-isplain to the community Ihe position of :;jlnb council toward Creeley's Urban j Rencwal'Agency. The council meant no ·:}iostilily toward (he URA. The council ir'was not demanding that the UHA :|)n cm tiers answer for (heir efforts. As a '{study-action group we wished to know j: what the URA had done since its begin- i-ning and how tins council could be of i-ihclp t" Ihe UHS. X ; T The council spenl the evening (April i-ilfli discussing Hie history of Ihe with cily building inspeclor and former URA member Charles Archibcque. During this discussion questions and suggestions arose which needed an. svt'HnR by a UllA member. Unforin- niilcly, UHA member.s oilier than Hev · Mueller, who could not ntlcnd u n l i l l;il( in Itio cviMiing, (lid mil iillcmi ;ifki I Ill-re were insurances t h a t n t . l c a s l sunu'niR' would iiltciul. As i result. lh( mi'L'ljiiK gruw strained and sunievvliaf hoNlile Inward licv. Muller whenhc was able lo join us.. cooled, the council would like to put these suggestions forward:. 1. That the URA invcstigale the possibility of applying for Federally Assisted Code Enforcement funds. 2. That the URA board members he given the same-information (hat the city officials have frpm the HUD office. There does seem lo be a huge communication gap between the information the URA receives and lhal which Iho cily rifcives. Since this whole matter is a two-way streol, m;iy 1 also suggest and encourage every Gi eeley citizen to send a public message telegram to Senators AlliiK iui'l Dn.ninich.iiiankiiiR them for Iheir efforts lo get the URA funded for Ihe current year. irma Princic Chairman Forward Together Housjng Council Peking's UN Delegation IMoves into N.Y. West Side jjgix ByRUTHPF-AHSON fl^;if: : ; Copley News Service %£$l : j. NEW YORK --The Chinese Commu- ;:;;:-;:nist delegation to Ihe United Nations jjiys.-has stopped living like tourists in a Jv?:: : - .Manhattan hotel, gri4 become West :T;vi: '·£-.-: i*i-i; J-?: ;:': The Peking Chinese have bought ^hal was formerly Uie Lincoln Square :Wotqr Inn at 155 West fiflth St., and .-ynade it the h,om.e ancj office for the 50 :;hiembers of the 4 ' Chinese delegation : presently here. j::They needed the 280-ropm, 10-story because they intend to enlarge delegation by September, when ";the U.N. General Assembly opens for 'its fall session, :j:'. There couldn't bo a more unlikely -tplace for the publicity-shy Chinese to : r *ettle down in. Motels, because of the en competition between thern, arc signed to attract attention. And the Square Motor Inn, with Its ss front, d9es just that. t-.;Yet the Chinese deserve credit for be' !§i;;iGreeley Daily Tribune HHf Anc ' J^-'The Greejey Republican -^r^'--' Z**'.'.'-' Published every wMkcM'/tvfrn'ryj by thp '£.-','-'.'·'. Tribune Republican Publish'ng Co. Office, )'-*"·;·' ·'' 714llhSt.,Gr«cley.Cok)..i:«I.Pliore JS?- ££. K "' £;':·:' Mildred Hir.sin. ***:··.'··-: Publisher f"v'-*'-','. LcoG. Koenicj. Ed.ltr t. {. Peftritn. f- ©·':·· f f ' - · ^KHf.aay rMw f ,;a ai crceity T^';:' : cc:o ?T-*»i'i Dfli'y Presi Asvi., futl'\ Bureau OF Cir- ·;-:"5'- issued to the Triburc-f/(-pji,i cAn Pur,-J;* i'tih-ny Co. by Greple/ Tyr* ' I Onicn Ho. sei ing the first U.N. delegation to leave the sanitary sanctity of the snooty East Side and join the ranks of the more down-to-earth Wcstsiders. Granted, ·however, the $4,85 million motel, with its rooftop swimming pool, is no low' rent tenement, nor is its neighborhood a slum area. Directly across Ihe street from the motel is the sleek and modern Juilliard School of Music. Adjoining Juilliard is the entire Lincoln Center complex will) its crystal-chandeliercd Metropolitan Opera House, Philharmonic H a l l , drama theater and fountain-centered plaza. During the summer, a pleasant sidewalk cafe faces the fountain. According to sources close to the Chinese, they intend to redecorate their new home as quickly as possible, not only for appearance's sake, but also for security purposes. The building is already soundproof. The Chinese will no doubt set to work making it "bug-proof," too, seeing lo it that it's safe from electronic caves- dropping. That's all in the future. Now they're still settling in and admit they're somewhat tired from moving activities. They made several trips from the hotel to the motel, using rented chautfcred cars. They evidently did the cleaning themselves. Some of tire Chinese were seen entering the building with mops, brooms, dustpans and good American soaps. True to the Chinese Communist slogan of "self-reliance," members of Ihe delegation did all the work themselves without enlisting the aid of maids or outside help. The Chinese presence Is apparently the biggest thing to happen to Die West Side since opening nifiht at Lincoln Ccn- ler. Patrolman Nicholas Mormile is on duty at the motel door. A tall, polite policeman who has survived 16 years pa- troling the West Sitlo's 24th Precinct -one of the city's highest crime areas -his presence at the mission is an indica- Uon of the high priority Now York gives the Chinese's safety. Security at the Chinese mission now involves around 12 men a day on a 24- hour basis. There will be more men, if they are needed. Asked what he thought of the Chinese, Patrolman Mormile smiled: "You know, they're great people," he said. "Really polite. I was in Korea during the war. But they don't know that. And I wouldn't want them to know." His task seems to be more involved with giving free information to curious West Siders than anything else. A middle-aged man wearing a black hit, horn-rimmed glasses and a confused look stopped in front of the motel door. "I'm supposed lo meet a. friend here," he told the patrolman. "We always eat here." "Not anymore," the policeman said, explaining that the motel was no longei open to Ihe public. "It belongs to thi Chinese delegation to the Uniled Nar tions," he said, The man narrowed his eyes in disbelief, then caught sight of the Mao-Jacketed Chinese moving about behind the plate-glass windows. "Oh," he shrugged ami walked away. "If you see a little red-licnded w o m a n - , . , , " he called back, A 10-year-old girl with braces on her teeth came up next and started to push through the doors. Th« policeman stopped her and told her the same thing. "But I just want to go to the Coke machine," she insisted, but compiled when the policeman repeated that the building was closed to Ihe public. A woman on her way home wanted to know why the Chinese Intended having the street lights taken down. She said she wouldn't feel safe if they were removed. "Where do you people hear these rumors?" Patrolman Mormile asked. "As far as I know, nobody's going to re- movd the lights. And you're gonna have more security here than you know what to do with." It's probably the truth. West Siders In the area no doubt will be complaining of too much security instead of too little,. .now that the Chinese are here. For one thing, In front of the new Cht« ncsc mission Is a bus stop, And West '66th is a well-traveled, busy street, WWN'T EXACTLY THE IMWE i HAD IN MIND Population Explosion Seen as Worst Enemy By MONTY NORRIS You can talk about pollution and oppression, but Dr. Sripati Chandra- sekhar is convinced that the population explosion is the deadliest enemy facing mankind. And he believes education is the only weapon a free society has as a satisfactory defense. "In totalitarian societies," the former minister of health and family planning for India said in an interview, "you can order population control. "But in a democratic system we must inform people of the consequences of population explosion and hope they will assume the responsibjlily themselves." Chandra-sekhar,. author of 22 books v on the subject of population control, currently is in the United States putting : the finishing touches on his latest book, "Infant Mortality, Population Growth and Family Planning in India." Chandra-sekhar's articles have appeared in numerous scientific and popular periodicals in India, England and the United States, and he has visited more than 100 countries lecturing on the need for education in population control. . - . · Today In History By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is. Monday, April 24, the 115th day of 1972. There are 251 days left in the year. Today's highlight in history: On this date in 1704, the first American newspaper printed on a regular basis, the Boston News Letter, was published for the first time. On this date: In 1743, the Englishman who invented (he power loom, Kdmund Carlwright, was born.. In 1800, (he U.S. Congress appropriated '$5,000 to create the Library of Congress. In 1877, Northern rule in the South ended as federal troops were ordered removed from New Orleans. In 1898, Spain declared war on the United States after receiving an American ultimatum to withdraw from Cuba. In 1916, the Easter Rebellion broke out in Dublin, Ireland. In 1953, Sir Winston Churchill was knighted by Queen Elizabeth 11. Ten years ago: President Jose Maria Guido of Argentina announced that he had voided provincial elections in which supporters of exiled ex-dictator Juan Pcron made a good showing. Five years ago: Soviet cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov was killed when Ihe parachute straps of his spacecraft got tangled during a landing attempt. One year ago: Soviet cosmonauts linked up with an unmanned earth sa9-lite prior to an attempt to build Ihe world's first orbital space laboratory. T o d a y ' s birthdays: Barbra Streisand is 30. Writer Roberl Penn Warren is 67. Comedian Jack E. Leonard is 61. Thought for today: take time to deliberate; but when the fime for action arrives, slop thinking and go in--President Andrew Jackson, 1767- In his position as minister of health and family planning, Chandra- sekhar (pronounced Chandra-say-car) launched a massive campaign to make Indians aware of the urgency of family planning and population control. He used every available means of communication, including billboards, sound trucks, radio broadcasts and popular entertainers to bring the family planning campaign into the 566,000 villages that house 80 per cent of India's 500 million people. "You don't have the problem of education in the United States that we do in India," the 50-year-old statesman and educator said. "But there should be much more done in high schools and colleges across the country to inform young people of the perils of overpopulation, anil what can and must be done to halt growth." It took one million years for man to increase the number to one billion, he said. "But then it only took another 100 years for us to grow another one billion, ana tnen just 32 years to reach tm-ee billion." By the year 2000, he estimates, the population of the world will double from its present 3.6 billion persons to more than 7 billion. "That is something that will happen in the lifetime of most of us living today, It would simply be catastrophic -1 call it population explosion par excels lence." ' Chandra-sekhar said that although the United States is making more headway in population control education than most nations, it is a baltle'that is still lagging sadly. "We should have an active program -- introduced at the high school level -so that every boy and girl graduated from high school will be aware of the population crisis and can be expected to take an intelligent course of action in both marriage and family planning." What worries .Chandra-sekhar most, Iwwever, is the rampant and uncontrolled growth in Communist China. "Marxists, of, course, don't believe there is a population problem on economic grounds," he said, "They are convinced that communism will feed, house and clothe endless numbers." Chandra-sekhar, at the request of Premier Chou En-lai, has visited the People's Republic of China on three occasions in recent years to study population explosion. It May Be LastBattie ForAAeany By RAY McHUGII Chief, Washington Bureau Copley News Service WASHINGTON ·=- His name is not entered in any primary election, It won't appear on any November Ballot, Hov/ever, George Meany of; New York City, Belhesda, Md,, and Washington could be the toughest opponent Richard Nixon faces in his bid for a second term. At 75, the crusty, cigar-chomping plumber who heads the · AFL-CIQ enterlains no notions of the presidency for himself, but he is determined to oust Mr. Nixon from (lie White House. He is equally determined (hat Ihe Democrat named lo oppose Mr, Nixon svill be unequivocally committed to AFL-CIO goals. II may be the last battle for (he old, hard-knuckled labor leader who slugged his way through New York City and state ranks to the top of the American Federation of Ijibor jn 1952 and became president of the AFL-CIO when the two organizations merged in 1 1955. The baltle promises to be a rough, one. For Meany it will be a struggle not only for the While House, but for. (he kind of labor movement he has helped shape. Friends imd foes alike believe Ihf, AFL-CIO has reached a crossroads: 1, Us power in Congress is declining. 2, Questions are being asked about its financial role in politics! campaigns.' (Republican sources claim labor is ready lo spend upward of $70 million this year on behalf of pemocralic'prp- lajwr cqndiclales.) . .1. Forced unionism is becoming repugnant in many sectors of a chaug- . ing labor force. 4. Hep. Sam Sleiger, R-Ariz., is pushing for House debate on a bill lhal \yoiild rcviselhcNiiliimal Labor KvU'1'iiii^ Acl and the Railway Act lo remove federal authorization of compulsory unionism. [Chairman Frank Thompson, D-N.J., of (lie Labor subcommittee, ha.s not called any hearings on the'.' bill. Thompson is a former Uniled Auto Workers Union official who )ie|ped organize (he General Motors plant.' at Trenton, N.J.) 5. Tne · National night to \Voi-k Commillec has asked President Nixon lo seek public hearings into "lhe : excessive monopoly power" of unions. 8. The AFL-CIO's ISO-degree turn away from free trade toward high tariff protectionism has pitted" organized labor against Ihe powerful, fast-prpw- ing [Multinational corporations and exporl-minded farm organisations. ' 7. Internal problems also beset. Meany. Despite [he vast outpouring of political funds, surveys over the last eight years indicate that Republican candidates continue f.p get from 28 io 35 per cent of Ihe labor vote. For Meany, many believe, the (angled Democratic primary picture left few alternatives. He has convinced Ihe AFL-CIO Executive Committee'not lo indorse a candidate in advance, but he has urged stale labor organizations lo back "uncommitted" delegates to Die Democratic convention at Miami Beach in July. The inference is that Meany would decide how they would vote. CARRYING QUITE A RESPONSIBILITY!

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