Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on June 3, 1977 · Page 4
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Greeley, Colorado
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Friday, June 3, 1977
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Tfibu'ne Editorial Page Opinion - Analysis - Interpretation FrL.June 3.H77 : Page* Pause andPchdef v . Having the understanding darkened;being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is. in them, because of the blindriessof their heart. --Ephesians -5:18 Is Sincjldub the only casualty? The American press seem? to be reading too much into President Carter's tecall oT Maj. Gen. John Singlaub from his. post in. Korea. They are making the action parallel to President Truman's removal of Gen. Douglas'MacArthur as commander of the United Nations forces in the Pacific. _ ; ·', The cases are very dissimilar in that .MacArthur was the 'ranking, officer, in his command. He refused a direct order from President Truman and had beeh called on the carpet several times before by the president. Singlaub was three slots' reiaoved from the top spot and actually carried" no weight as a commander. He apparently made the mistake of talking to a reporter under the. misconception that he was giving only' '· background information concerning the Pentagon's 'study of a withdrawal of troops from South Korea. ; : : Singlaub was called to discuss-his indiscretion with the President, said he.apologized but did not receive an explanation for the "planned withdrawal. Congress also : did no*'know about the President's plan to return all 'ground troops to U.S. soil from South Korea. ·'. · What Singlaulj imeffect:did,.although perhaps unintentionally, was place the'.burden for any future war in South Korea squarely on President Carter's shoulders. He might, also have taken away a valuable source of information for the rest of the press. · · · . . '''i-iV; Carter's handling'of tte situation surely will make dedicated generals' hi^rejiinMllirig to give an honest opinion concerning-'military. Waters in the future. No one will wa^tijjjeopardize his career by stating 4 .j^to./^V: e^'.cau' his removal frpnrhis job. pr!to jjq£\{hi(re simply, . · ' · ~ * · generals appear now to be forced to lie or suffer the consequences. It appears that perhaps there are more compelling reasons for the transfer. Perhaps there is something that has not been told. Singlaub's insistence that other top generals in Korea agree with his position would indicate the President might have others also to remove. Understanding the mysterious ways of the military mind should be easy to President Carter. He was trained in the military and no doubt retains some of this despite what his present associates would have the public believe. Singlaub, in reaching the position he has in the military, likely has suffered similar adverse situations. He is a soldier and will abide by the order of his commander-in-chief. It has not hurt his career, because President Carter does not write his efficiency report. But, if there were other circumstances in which his superiors recommended the action, he likely would have faced early retirement instead of reassignment to a similar responsible post. Generals have been known to be wrong; presidents have too. Perhaps Carter's campaign pledge to withdraw troops from South Korea will return to haunt him. He surely cannot have made · the decision strictly on an economic basis. It will cost more to provide needed protection for South ' Korea and Japan. The affair has served a useful purpose: Congress now is taking a look at military com-, mitments around the world. But let there be no silencing of generals; they can be valuable aHies to civilian-run military. · . Pay TV gets friend By ROSCOE DRU.MMOND WASHINGTON -1 should like to say a good word for the United States : Court of-'. Appeals of the District of Columbia; for striking down the suffocating regulations' by which the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is stifling'pay: cabli'i television. ' : · · j '; If there was any doubt that inahytf tktf'. sure that a potentially new method of . serving television viewers 'doesn't have a : free opportunity to compete. : /This means that the FCC has been ^deciding that viewers shall not have a free choice of how they shall receive their "television programs. The effect of the - commission rulings has been to . strengthen the monopoly of the federal regulatory, agencies havei been. ;. established networks and to suffocate unfairly favoring the industries they are". '·" new competition from outside, supposed to supervise' in (he interests of' the public, the FCC's dtterminiflori to ^ ' ..'/All of which the Court of Appeals has . ,.-.'·' 'indw ruled unanimously to be improper, shield the commercial networks from V :urifair and unconstitutional. serious competition is e/videri'cei ·'''. -'· · 'Any- important invention is bound to For two years, while the, infant, jri-' . reshape the marketplace. Some will lose dustry of pay TV his been ifroggllrS to ; '.business and some will gain. But I don't prove its wares to potential viewers, the. /recall'; that the burgeoning television commissioit has been acting to sofrefeict ijnhifusfry gave any thought that it would what it is allowed to'snoi'rtsyiewerfttatljjf/be'^uiisettlihg to the motion picture in- it has been almost entirely deBi'e^. thr'^ xlustry by showing programs which opportunity to buy competitively lhefahd-r-'Wild keep people staying at home in- of programs which' feetf sd rnuch of [the' ; ' ' " established a'dverlisiiig'-sponsore'd stations. " ' . i. · - ; . ' , . I hold no stock in pay TV, and I Would not want to see it given any'favored: treatment. But what the FCC'has Been? giving it is the back of its hand af every: opportunity. It has been decjding what; stead of going to the theaters. Until the Court of Appeals told the FCC to cease and desist its efforts to protect one system of television over another, the commission had stipulated that cable TV could not bid againsrthe networks for major sports events like Bowl games, the World Series.; mustn't even show them for at least five years, and could not show feature films more than 3 years but less than 10 years old. Surely this is a regulation in restraint of trade. This is substituting government edict for the free choice of the viewer in the marketplace. Finally thecourt ruled that the FCC ha snot statutory authority to do what it has been doing, that it has no jurisdiction to dictate entertainment programming. It's about time. (c) 1977, The Los Angeles Times Syndicate iLetters to the Tribune pay TV could be allowed;, what, .,-could bid for in the open market, and the''', i^" 1 ?'"* Saturda y. W a, effect has been a massive [restraint-.U ·;' ^f TM. .T?'!?' graves ' ' trade by government order. .' f · ; Helve you visited ' Lihh Grove lately? ·· To The Tribune: Grove putting I couldn't ;believe how bad the cemetery looked! . . This isn't regulation of the airwives'mj'-, .^ TM e P u » m * f !s awa 5- fTMn the interest of the public, it is regO.fc.Uon! . fl^Joneteefoundithada real sour odor in th- Merest nf mf ntamfm ii i n n M i r t ' ' ; u !t ' hke "* are overwatering it or not in the interest of one prosperous in -- the commercial networks -- to make Greeley Daily Tribune Ana The Greeley Republican Published eve Ihrcuqh Fi,a»-f ley. Colo . B06II. Phon ·rttrjqby inc. . t)f(ke. 7u' c 3 ! J 0111.' ' i \ K K h M lili , IH !:"!:!:KI '.vnu i \n \ I. J'K I KliK\ -I \MKM\ 1'nl'l'f: Second (list i Colo. Subicriptfc istigt pljd »l iratt: n.Mpern Member ol the Associated Press,;; United Press International, tos Angeles 1 Times Syndicate features, Colorado Press Assn., Inland Daily Press 'Assn.,.' Audi! Bureau or Circulations. . . ' i · · · ' ! ' · : i Issued to the Tribune-Repufati'can. PUD.J I fishing Co. by Greeley Typo-'; ,,,;*.?.;.·' ',;. graphical Union No. 584. ,\ · · '.]''' 'raking it to get- rid of all the dead un. wanted grass. The grass was not the only · , .'thing that looked bad. Many graves are ·-..leaving'in, in all parts of the cemetery. '· · Mayor Hall had an article in the -·'· Greeley Tribune, stating that we have , . some extra money and don't know where " ; ' to spend it. They should take this extra .' : money and spend it in the right places ' that would benefit our city. We could sure · . ' ' , use'some of the excess money at the ;.,; cemetery. .'·:',. The. cemetery fund has always had :' -' plenty of money in it to take care of the ,; .cemetery in the proper form, but it sure ·;} has'not'been used effectively. : '.;'. - In all my years living in Greeley, I .have never'seen Linn Grove Cemetery . - - ' . look so bad. Along the highway they have . if dressed up, but drive in and around it . and it, is shocking. Citizens, we are -paying city employes and the City Manager to take care of the cemetery. Sdiheone has failed somewhere in doing .then-'part. " Go check your graves and if they are ·sinking, contact someone to fix them like they «re suppose to be. We are paying 'Ih'eae people to look after our loved ones who have passed on. ; We. drove^ by Sunset, Memorial and It ;WM besutlflil. Why can't Linn Grove look 'like that? We are paying good, hard- earned money to take care of the cemetery and we deserve to have it maintained. Dorothy Martin Zabka County Road 62 Greeley Thinks Highland nine deserved better press To The Tribune: For several years f have been disappointed with the Tribune sporte writers' biased opinions against all Welco teams except University High. . They hit an all-time low with Tom Barbour's sarcastic article directed to Coach Ron Dill of the Highland Huskies. He implied coach Dill didn't have the ability to coach his team, nor the players the ability to hit Denver' Christian's pitcher, Ray VanderWal. As defending state champions, I would say coach Dill and his team have something in their favor, and I don't, believe it's all luck. ' '. If anyone wants to check the statistics on the game against Denver Christian, you will find Highland had the same number of hits off VanderWal as they did off Highland's Dale Jansson. For a change, how about giving the Welco teams besides University a break. Mrs. Frank Miller Nunn · . Now you know By United Press International It is possible to survive without food for 40 days, without water for four days and without air for four minutes. : Unexpected benefits arising from Gen. Singlaub's firing 85 NICK THIMMESCH WASHINGTON - It Is unfortunate that. President Carter hid to fire iMaj.,Gen.' John K. Singlaub for his clearly differing views on the question o{ withdrawing ' U.S. troops from South Korek Congress rightly probes this action and challenges the President's plans for our military presence in the strategic Korean A \ peninsula. ' · ·; '-', However much Mr. Carter protests ] that.'He didn't fire, chastise or punish Gen.'Singiaub, he only transferred him, the general knows the score'. He knows that his published view that Mr. Carter's plan to withdraw troops woul^ lead' to war in North Korea made it. impossible : for him to carry on as chief of staff of the American military commaiid;in Korea.' ·At first, the President wis just'plain angry that Gen. Singlaub's heresy appeared . on the front page of The Washington Post last week, all in quotes. ; attributed to the general. Mr. Carter soon ' learned that the general claims that' he -had granted the interview on a'i background, no attribution, basis, and'; , was .flabbergasted whes .his name and views got into print. ' · If Gen. Singlaub was "sandbagged," as · his defenders say, it still makes no difference. Though he did not criticize the President or even his plan ( h e offered an analytical statement), Gen. Singlaub's effectiveness in carrying out Mr. Carter's policy, and also in negotiating .with .' the North Koreans, is shot. I " Romantics may try to make .this episode into another Truman-MaeArthur encounter, but it really isn't. MacArthur stood up in the middle of a war and espoused policy contrary to President Truman's and wanted all of the United States to know what he was doing. Gen. Singlaub was probably Just'offering a firmly hejd view, and not thinking of how it might get into print. Now.'that Gen. Singlaub is'allowed to talk, as he was this week in congressional testimony, he has let a lot more come out. He said (hat the majority of American military and 'civilian officials' in South Korea feel that it.would be a serious mistake for the United States" to pull out of'Korea, because it would cause the. . North Koreans to eventually attack'South Korea.' . . . Moreover, the general said that the Carter Administration never asked the U.S. military command in Korea for its opinion on withdrawal. When officers asked Washington for an explanation of withdrawal plans, they got no answer, the general said. "We have not heard any rationale, we have not heard any reason given," Gen. Singlaub' said, "It is making our job extremely difficult." Is'dw Gen. Singlaub is a combat man, not a diplomat, or a politically minded officer, say, like Gen. Alexander Haig. He believes that' something has gone wrong in the communications between the U.S. command in Korea and Washington, and that a bad judgment has been made. Members of the House Armed Services Committee understood this after they heard him testify, and many now feel that Mr. Carter might have erred with his withdrawal plan. The same sentiment is also being expressed by Democrats and Republicans in the .Senate.,. ' The President went out of his way this week' to reaffirm American commit- iient to South Korea's security, saying i t . was' "undeviating . and staunch." American intelligence, air power and Naby ships will always be on station in ' the area to keep that commitment, the President explained. But say that the North Koreans attack and, for a time, overrun the South Korean forces. If Mr. Carter keeps his word, the United States will be at war with North Korea. In Vietnam we learned that" air and naval power alone don't defeat enemies. So what .would the President do, send back the 40,000 troop's that he plans to withdraw in the next four to Eve years? Perhaps war would be prevented by continuing to maintain our Public forum rules Letters to the Tribune public farnm ate limited to -inlt uitrds. .No exceptions to this rule will he permitted. A IptteY'imi-sl carry hotli the signature and the address nf the writer. Letters rxcerdint* the lotl-nord limit or containing Hhelous or nossihl.v lihelous ' statements will' he returned tn the writer with notification of the reason for rejection mil! may be resilbmitted for publication after the change has been maflV. .Ml letters nlnsl he brmi.uhl In the Tribune in person by t h r l e t t e r w r i t e r or o t h e r aYninfMMiienls made for proof of authorship. force levels, as we have since the Korean war ended 25 years ago. This is a question worth debating, and since this is an "open Administration," Mr. Carter had better listen while Congress degates it. In the long run the interview that Gen. Singlaub gave -- for background or whatever -- might serve good purpose after all. (c) 1977,1.os Angeles Times Syndicate Today in history By The Associated Press Today is Friday, June 3, the 154th day of 1977. There are 211 days left in the year. Today's highlight in history: On this date in 1621, the Dutch West India Company received a charter for New Netherlands -- now New York. On this date: In 1808, Confederate President Jefferson Davis was born in what is now Todd County, Ky. In 1937, the Duke of Windsor married Wallis .Warfleld Simpson of Baltimore, . Md., in France. In 1942, in World War II, Japanese warplanes raided Dutch Harbor, Alaska. In 1962, 130 people were killed in the crash of an airliner at Paris France, including members of an art group from Atlanta, Ga. In 1966, a Surveyor 1 spacecraft was relaying back pictures of the Lunar surface after making America's first soft landing on the moon. In 1973, a Soviet supersonic airliner crashed during an international'air show near Paris, killing the six crewmen and seven French villagers. Ten years ago: Eighty-eight people were killed when a British chartered airliner crashed in the French Pyrenees. Five years ago: An American air pirate who hijacked a plane over Seattle, then took a second jet, landed in Algiers with 5500,000 in ransom. One year ago: Former President Juan Jose Torres of Bolivia was founded murdered in Argentina. Today's birthdays: Actor Tony Curtis is 52. Poet Allen Ginsberg is 51. Thought for today: It is my principle that the will of the majority should always prevail. - President Thomas Jefferson, 1743-1826. American money for Africa? ByPAULHARVEY Our hip-shooting U.N. Ambassador. Andrew Young is urging American money, for the backward n«tions of · Africa.' · · ! , · , He wants a kind of "Marshall plan" for Africa.'he says. . .". · The United States "has to do it," he says, "to keep those countries from turning Communist." ' Repeatedly Young has. had to backtrack or apologize for intemperate' utterances which were. a n . . e m - barrassment either to others or to ourselves. , . ' · . · Yet he says -- though I do' not quite understand this -- that President Carter - wants hito to be controversial. His predecessor, Pat Moyniham, at- traded much attention to himself with his blunt outspokenness. He called the U.N.. General Assembly "a theater of the absurd." He called Idi Amin of.Uganda "a racist murderer." Repeatedly, however, Ford and Kissinger supported Moynihan and pleaded with him to stay on. . So there must be certain advantages to having a representative in the United Nations who is able and willing to say some necessarily undiplomatic things to get the attention of the less enlightened nations which are now a majority in the General Assembly. But where -Moynihan's thrusts were carefully calculated for a purpose -Young's idea of saying something outrageous just for the sake of "con- ' troversy" is inconceivable. Young has-accused Britain of being "chicken" on racial matters. For that remark he had to issue a .public apology. . Young said that Cuban troops "bring a certain stability and order to Angola." ! For that his boss, State Secretary Cyrus Vance,'had to issue a fiat contradiction. The most disturbing utterance by Young so far was when he said that in the event of an East-West showdown in Africa, black American troops would mutiny rather than fight on the white side of the South Africans. He mentioned that American armed forces are 30 per cent black and predicted there would be "civil war" at home. That remark, of course, unconscionably slandered the patriotism of black Americans. More worrisome -- since it has not . been denied-is a remark by Young that he feels President Carter wants him to "take charge of Africa." In that context, he is now recommending U.S. money to develop those backward nations. There is an unrecognized contradiction here. The once-backward nations of South Africa and Rhodesia were developed with the aid of British money and know- how. That is how whites, protecting their investment and harvesting its fruits, came to control those countries. Ambassador Young has said repeatedly that he wants African rule of Africans, so this would require that we send money with no strings. That's not a Marshall Plan; t h a t - I s worldwide welfare. (c) 1977, Los Angeles Times Syndicate

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