Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on October 22, 1969 · Page 5
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Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado · Page 5

Greeley, Colorado
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Wednesday, October 22, 1969
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Qui's comments are backed by the best possible authority in Vietnam, the Internationa Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), an all-Swiss inspectorate that overseas the treatment of all prisoners of war. Sfcrfe of Capitol Wall Blamed On George Washington, British By DAVID L. BOLDT Th« Washington Post WASHINGTON - The vener able, if crumbling, west wall . the center section of the Capito · is likely to have ils fate settle shortly. A -Senate Appropriations sub committee is scheduled to ac on the House-endorsed extension plan that will use an addition to the current structure to shore up the old wall. Opponents o the extension want the wall re stored, or. rebuilt, in its cur rent position. Here is a primer on the basii points of the controversy to as sist west front watchers during the closing phases of the debate First things first -- is the Cap itol dome a'cmit to fall off anc roll down the hill? ·Most-likely not. Assistant architect of the.. Capitol, .Mario Campioli, "soothed the Senate subcommittee during hearings saying that even if the entire west front collapsed, the cas- ir§n dome will continue to rest securely. J. George Stewart, architect of.the Capitol, would have people believe that the west front is in imminent danger of collapse. "Knowing the dangerous condition that exists out there, I am disturbed daily when I hear and feel the vibrations of high speed aircraft," 'Stewart told a House Appropriations subcommittee. Collapse of the west front, ol course, is nothing to be sneezed at. As Speaker John W. McCormack (D-Mass.) straight- facedly told the House, That would have a tremendous adverse effect on American public opinion." Well, what is all the ruckus about? The main issue of conflict is over whether there has been an adequate study of how the wall might be restored. Backers of the extension idea claim that restoration was considered and quite correctly kissed off in an engineering study done in 19C4 by Thompson Lichtner Co. of Brookline, Mass. That study concluded that restoration was too hazardous, loo expensive and involved evacuating offices and halls along the .west front.for periods of many years. Extension would be safer, comparable in expense and, involve much less dislocation, it said. - Restoralionisls, like Rep. Samuel-S. .Stratton (D-N.Y.), tend to doubt the objectivity of the part to the House and Senate to be accelerating its deterior wings, 56 feet. For-comparison, the east front was moved oui a feet between 1958 and 1902. Most of the extension is needed to provide support and underpinning for the present west Latrobe et al., was back befor wall. The rest of the extension is required by engineering and aesthetic reasons that weren't fully explained in debate or which was done in the last cen hearings. Why restoration? Francis Lethbridge, vice president of the American Institute of the expanded capital. of Architects, said extension 'will erase the last externally visible work of the great pio- leers of federal architecture, Villiam Thornton, Benjamin Latrobe, and Charles Bulfinch In fact, extension proponent nave the AIA in something o a bind on this point. They take great pleasure in quoting an AIA official who told a SenaU committee in 1958 during a hear . . (and) obscure a significant ing on the now-completed eas chapter of this country's cul- " ural history, burying forever he .last remaining.walls of the Capitol that date back to the "ounding of the Republic." Restoration would save the axpayers' money. The AIA figures the restoration would cost 10 million compared to the $45 million pricetag put on the ex- ension by the architect of the Capitol. Why extension? The extension, its backers- contend, will provide the needed underpinning and lateral sup- xrt required to buttress the old vail. The extension will also pro- ect the old wall against temperature changes which are said, ation. As for historicity and aesthe tics, extension advocates say th time to think about preserving the original Capitol of Thornton the present House and Senat wings were built and the enlarg ed cast iron dome added, all o . tension is demanded to keep the west front in scale with the res 'ront extension: reason to worry over architec tural changes masterly capitol west front.' In addition, the Congress wil jet with the extension a us" or "dividend" -- as the extension proponents say -- o 4V4 acres of additional floo space, counling all seven floors Into this area go, among olhe Ihings, five meeling rooms, 4 arge offices, 58 smaller offices "our dining rooms, Iwo cafe ,erias, a barbership, two esca lators, elevators and 40 toilets according lo present plans. Whose fault is it that the be loved west wall of the Capito is in its current represensible Tiirwt Vietnam looked a uniform. »s watch me anc to trea my owr remark ill-neckec cer. Foi were -- the 4,500 d in a r here ommand- xception i on the ehension. f Qui, a 1 rl J i ch 5/f deterior 1 aesthe s say th ·eserving fhornton k befor 1 Senat e enlarg 3d, all o last cen aim, ex keep the the res I. oponents thing of ley take )ting an a Senate g a hear- led east lave no architec- the less front." ress wil a "bon- and the men snap to attention. They appear almost mechanical. It is obvious they know who's boss. And if they step out o line they know they are in for trouble. Qui admits as much. He also admits that guards have on occasion struck prisoners. "What are we supposed to do if one of them attacks us or tries to escape?" he asked. "If only the North Vietnamese would treat our prisoners anc ;he Americans just as well," le said with a touch of irrita- ;ion. As such, Qui flatly rejectee communist claims of mistreatment of prisoners of war. In what appeared to be a counterattack to the growing U.S. insistence for information on the ate of Americans believed held condition? Mostly that of George Washington and the British, it's agreed. The redcoats didn't do a thing for the structural integrity of the Capitol when they burned the place in 1814. Engineers today attribute much of the flaking and chipping ("spal- ling") of the wall to that conflagration. Another fire in 1851, and a gas explosion in the old Senate chamber in 1893, didn't help things either. Our first president, however, catches his share of the blame for deciding to build the capital out of sandstone from nearby Virginia quarries, instead of bringing down more expensive, but more durable, Yankee marble. The sandstone wall has discolored, settled and cracked. Low qualKy mortar and poor workmanship on the backup walls are also contributing to the current deterioration. "I was shocked, horrified to learn that the bird droppings lad been scraped off. That seemed to be all that was hold- ng it up," Rep. James B. Scheuer, another extension foe, told the Senate subcommittee. Said Christian Hauser, chief they are alive. of the ICRC delegation: "I can definitely say that all srisoners are treated in accordance with the conditions of the leneva Convention. "Their living standards are irimitive, but it is comparable ier with the North Vietnamese .0 the standards of life of the Army's 304th Division, who was Skull Find Sheds New Light )n Man's Age in Americas By FRANCIS B. KENT The Los Angeles Times MEXICO CITY - Two Mexi- an anthropologists disclosed vidence here that man lived n the Americas as long as 24,00 years ago. The discovery brought to light human skull unearthed crossed the Bering Strait from bout 22 miles east of here on highway to Puebla. Tenla- ve expert estimates put ils age t no less than 24,000 years and ossibly 30,000. Its existence was made pub- c by Prof. Jose Luis Lorenzo, irector of the national institute of Anthropology's Department of Prehistory, in an exclusive acros s something they thought interview with (lie Mexico City m 'S u be of interest to _anthro- daily Excelsior. Lorenzo described the discovery, as confirmation of theories report. "The firm (Thompson that the Western hemisphere Lichttier) was engaged by the architect, and I am sure they were well aware of what the architect wanted done. Like a good employe or consultant, the study that they produced was ^ a \\ ; s be subjected lo carbon- designed to assist their client achieve the end he wanted, and for which he was paying," Stratton told the Senate subcommittee. · . How big is tliis extension, any-. way? ' The 'section ·(with the Columns on it) would Thai's roughly halt the si/e of a tennis court. The adjoining segments come forward 88 feet and the sections connect!*! the whole centra Asia into what is now Alaska perhaps 20,000 years ago, then drifted south. Ironically, the skull of what may come to be known as Tlapacoya man was turned up almost by accident, by a high way construction project. Three years ago workmen came first was populated by asiatics. His colleague, Dr. Arturo Romano, director of the National Museum of anthropology, told the Los Angeles Times that the 14 tests that will determine its exact age. He described Ihe skull as long and narrow, similar to that of what anthropologists know as Peking man. This species roamed the plains of China more than in the middle 250 centuries ago. More importantly perhaps, the come forward about. 44 feet. s ^ u \\ was f oun( ] i n an nrea wnere ing that would point to a primitive type. "This was as much as any ol us an example of homosapiens," he said. Until the disclosure, historians and anthropologists could only speculate that man had pologists and called Lorenzo and Romano to investigate.' Digging into Tlapacoya Hill, [hey found what appeared lo be artifacts made of obsidian, and they roped off three areas for further excavalion. II was one of the highway workmen who found the skull lasl year and handed it over to Lorenzo. "Its antiquity," Lorenzo said, "struck me immediately and I took it in my hands to Ihe laboratory to begin a scientific analysis." He said the discovery had not been made public earlier because he wanted to be reasonably certain of its age. RUSSELL STOVER For the very best In Chocs. · Gilbert'* WESTVIEW Pharmacy. 2434 10th St. · Gilbert'! H I L L S I D E Pharmacy, 2505 11th Ave. excavators had turned up ap-| parently man-made objects whose age lias been fixed at 24,000 years by scientific tests at the University of Arizona. Lorenzo said the skull, that of an adult male, bears traces of sails found in other human remains that date back approximately 24,000 years. Its general characteristics, he added, include extraordinary muscular development but noth- inhabitants of South Vietnam. We have never found instances of malnutrition. If you compare .heir status with that of the civilian refugee, I would rather be a prisoner of war." Hauser'i remarks were veri- 'ied by comments made by msoners to a Los Angeles Times correspondent during a visit to the camp here. Although their remarks may have been colored by the presence of Major Qui, the prisoners' appearance seemed to con- 'irm their statements. All looked well-fed and healthy. The most obvious difference the treatment of prisoners )etween North and South Vietnam is in the amount of contact prisoners are permitted to of lave with their families. The Geneva Convention permits prisoners to write two !et- ers and four post cards a month, subject to censorship by he camp commander, to their 'elatives. At the camp here and (he 15 ither POW camps, the prisoners are encouraged to take ad- 'antage of this. The approximately 65,000 pris- mers who had ben part of the South Vietnamese Viet Cong apparatus do not take advantage f it. They also receive food parcels and visits from th'elf W*J. Dc6 22, families, much in the lame manner as a civilian prison In the U.S. T h e approximately 5 , 0 0 0 POWs who had been members of North Vietnamese military unite that had infiltrated south do not. II 's all part of the ficlion that there are no North Vietnamese military units in the south. North Vietnam does not accept mail from ils prisoners in the south, said Hauser. To do so would ba an admission that it does, in fact, have troops in the south. Still, the ICRC makes every effort to have North Vietnamese try to contact their relatives in the north to let them know thai ng held not as prisoners o£ war, jut as civil criminals and there- ore are outside the protection f the Geneva Convention. The CRC has been seeking admis- ion to North Vietnamese POW a m p s on humanitarian grounds, but so far without suc- css. Actually few North Vietnamese write their relatives. They know their letters will not be delivered. They were told as much by their commanders. Said Le Van Kanh, 19, a sold- caplured when his unit was ambushed by an American unit in 19B7: "The authorities here have encouraged us to write to our relatives. I know it is useless. Our commanders told us they will not be delivered. In fact they told us not lo disclose our identities or the places where Such an order is a violalion of the Geneva Convention, whose signatories include both North and South Vietnam and 123 other nations. Norln Vietnam has consislenl- 7 maintained that the Geneva Convention does not apply to !he war since the convention is not involved in it. Help Others See You Drivers -- turn on your lighls -- your headlights, not your parking lighls -- in early dusk or in daylight fog. The lighls nay nol help you see, bul they help other drivers see you. Good advice from our Slate Patrol. ANKARA--The U.S. has given Turkey two destroyers. KARASHI--Pakistanis import- ng load breaker cutouts. TRIUUA'E Page 5 American prisoners are be- against his former enemies fol fess abondonment of their for- North Vietnam feels no com- struck by how readily they pro- ulsion to permit Americans it fess abondonn olds to notify their families of mer loyalties. It is an attitude that seems to mock the ideological sirup* gles for the "minds and hearts'*' of the Vietnamese, who at least as reflected in the words of the' srisoners here, are intent only ; leir fate. However, Ihe recenl isils of American wives and mothers of missing Americans o Ihe North Vietnamese dele- alion in Paris appears In re- eal a softening of Hanoi's pos- ion. The North Vietnamese ave promised to inform the rives and mothers of the fale f their relatives. Whatever his feeling may ave been prior lo his caplure, risoner Kanh now feels it is rather brutal and inhumane" or his country's leaders to pro- ibil American prisoners from ommunicating with their fam- "es. Kanh's right forearm was am- ulated as a result of a bullet 'ound suffered in Ihe ambush i the Americans. Kanh said he received "ex- client" treatment from U.S. odors, a level of medical ·eatment that Hauser says it cnerally given all POWs. Kanh said lie bears no grudge j « the loss of his arm. "That's war. I guess, he saiJ philosophically. Kanh's benign ntlitudc towaril an enemy in a war noted for blood-thirsty reprisals, treachery and brutality is a reflection of the views of many of Ihe prisoners here. 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