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Page 4 GKEELKY TRIBUNE Tuce., May 26, 1970 Tribune Editorial Page Opinion - Analysis - Interpretation How 'Great' Is the Current American Crisis? Pause and Ponder If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shall love thy neighbor as thyself, ye do well. James 2:8. Responsible Coverage Something can be said for the diplomatic concep of open agreements secretly arrived at. Delicate inter national negotiations may be upset if every step of the talks is publicized, and especially if there is a lot o unfounded speculative comment in the press from daj to day. It is disturbing, all the same, to have a State De partment spokesman in effect castigate a newspaper for its supposed presumption in reporting on the strategic weapons- limitation talks in Vienna. The spokesman, a department press officer, offered newsmen a statement which said in part: "Any effort, either by those in or out of government, to make those negotiations public could be most harmful and might jeopardize the prospects for success." The statement was made following inquiries about a Washington Post story reporting that "the shape of a possible Soviet-American agreement . . . is now beginning to emerge." The story further said there seemed to be a 50-50 chance of agreement on two points--a mutual freeze at present missile levels, and limitation of antiballistie missile systems to protection of Moscow and Washington. This seems innocuous enough, however encouraging; certainly it falls well within the bounds of reasonable and responsible journalistic enterprise. The SALT talks are of the most profound importance, perhaps holding in the balance the very future of the human race. The press has an undoubted responsibility to use restraint in coverage, to do nothing that might disrupt negotiations. The story to which the State Department so testily objected does not seem to abridge that responsibility in any way. There's such a thing as too much secrecy, too. (Editor'* not*: Somo com- m*nt*tor» kolwvt KM* tht Unite) Stit*» is experiencing itt wortt crifil fine* th* Civil W»r; that tlw strain* of r«- comtrvetMHt, th* bittern*** of th* d*pr***!on, th* Itolatraniit tM* b*for* World War II and all th* other iov** that hav* divided th* nation in th* lait ctntury cannot compirt with th* present ditarray of th* United States. The accompanying article challenge* mat theory. It* author is a longtime student of history who is also the retired editor of the Washington Post and n o w publisher of the Ellsworth (Maine) American.) comparison. When that As Boyle Sees It NEW YORK (AP) - How do you get rid of your anger? You can't just keep it bottled up and go on smiling like a painted face on a punching bag. Psychiatrists say that if you do your stomach may become as mottled with ulcers as if you had inside measles. Whatever is bothering you has to be expressed somehow. On the other hand, you can't just shout aloud your annoyance or irritation at the things about life which vex you. To do this only embarrasses yourself, troubles your friends, and pleases your enemies. But how can you get rid of your pent-up spleen without making a public display of your temper? An old man once told me his secret: "When you get too grouchy to live with yourself, write down on a piece of paper a list of the things that bother you. That'll get them out of your system. Read the list over five times, then take a match and burn it up. You can't help but feel bet- By HAL BOYLE voices so low you can't quite overhear them. Girls with wobbly ankles and I think I'll give his system a Israel Wants U.S. To Help Stop Soviets By HAL McCLURE Associated Press Writer JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel wants the United States to take bigger and firmer role in help- ng stop the Soviet military luildup in the Middle East. But there are some fears here tiat Washington is too bogged own in Indochina and domestic roubles to help and might al- eady have waited too long. "The Americans don't have to use the 'hot line' like they did in :967," one Israeli official said, 'but they certainly should make t clear to the Soviets they have ;one far enough." But the official added: "We're ·eally afraid Washington isn't getting the message." The message, in Israel's eyes js simple: The disclosure tliat Soviet pilots are flying combat ^ missions over Egypt and the in- " !; troduction into Egypt of the latest Soviet-built surface-to-air missiles have tipped the Middle East power balance, threatening not only peace in the region but in the rest of the world. Prime Minister Golda Meir is expected to voice her concern over the reluctance of the West to react to the Soviet buildup in a speech in Israel's Parliament next week. The Israelis also want the Nixon administration to grant Jerusalem's request for more Phantom jet fighters. But Foreign Minister Abba Eban, now in Washington, has been told that the United States is standing firm on its decision to withhold additional Phantoms for the time being. "It may be the Russians al- ·eady believe the United States By J. R. WIGGINS Special t* th* Washington Pest-Outieok Such is the American preoccupation with size that it would be almost unpatriotic to say that any crisis we have is not the "greatest;" such Is the nfatuation of journalists with uperlatives that it would be disloyal to my own profession o say that any current dif- iculty does not constitute the 'greatest" crisis in history. If we can surmount these two nclinations, however, we might concede that judgment on the relative seriousness of any contemporary malaise is going to have to wait until the perspective of history furnishes a letter opportunity for accurate cealed. For a hundred years country temporized with lime arrives, it surely will be discovered that not one, but several crises are n v o 1 v e d in the current situation. They occur at dif- 'ering levels of inlcnsity. So the question must be broken down. "Is the crisis in race relations he greatest since the Ciyil War?" And the answer to that question is that it is neither esser nor greater, but the very same crisis that has existed hroughout American history since the Civil War. The symp- oms of the crisis have had a varying visibility. The Hayes- Tilden settlement under which Republican Party tacitly to* the South concealed it for an interval, but no one could sustain an argument that it was less of a crisis for being con- agreed to turn the crisis over will be th* resentment at ft* · ·· - - remnants *f discrimination. A country Hurt expects the cen- sequences of a century of felly to disappear at th* reform*, tlon of wrongdoing ii as misguided at an alcoholic who expects th* first symptom* of cirrhosis of Hi* liver to disappear after taking en* .box of Carter's Little Liver Pills. the this crisis." The "most substantial change it made is it was to move it out of the rural South and into the urban North. This made it a national problem instead of a sectional problem. (Thomas Jefferson, it is to be noted, thought the Missouri C o m p r o m i s e especially dangerous because it would keep slavery 'in the South and make it a sectional problem). The migration accomplished something, complished But what was as it ac- nothing compared with the solid a c h i e v e m e n t s since t h e Supreme Court opinion of 1954. By every standard to which reference can be made, the lot of the Negro in America has been improved. It s u p p o s e that is folly even to revolutionary change in the status of the Negro will remove overnight the recollection of past injustice of the resentment o f lingering discrimmination. aspects For a of long time, the memory of the dreadful past will haunt race relations in America. And the more spectacular the progress toward eliminating current instances of discrimination, the greater indeed, but no rational person could argue that it is a military crisis of the same dimensions I or World War The long-standing racial crisis in America is going to subside under the ministrations of time, but a long convalescence con- f r o n t s the country. Full recovery from the crisis can be deferred by black extremists who mistakenly believe they can improve their own rights by trampling on the rights of others and by white sympathizers whose ancestors have conferred upon them a guilt complex. But the crisis surely was the greatest when little or nothing was being done to resolve it. We have a military crisis in South Vietnam. But is it the greatest American military crisis since the Civil War? Myron Herrick, our ambassador to England at the out-set of World War I, cabled Woodrow Wilson that the situation in Europe was the "gravest in history." To each generation, it's trials seem the "greatest." A lot of very extravagant and excited and hysterical oratory may suggest that the Vietnam military crisis is very great as World War II. Does the domestic reaction to the war in Vietnam constitute the greatest crisis since the Civil War? There was quite a domestic crisis in World War I. There were 337,649 deserters from the draft, 11 per cent of all those inducted. During the w a r there . were 1,900 p r o s e c u t i o ns and judicial roceedings involving speeches, lewspaper articles, pamphlets and books. On Sept. 3, 1918, 50,100 slackers were rounded up and seized in restaurants, streetcars, railway stations and theaters. Immediately following the war there was violence in many parts of the country -- the home of the attorney general in Washington was bombed and ;wo bodies found in the debris. Homes of eight other public figures were blown up. Leaflets at the sites proclaimed the 'victory of the international proletariat." On Sept. 16, 1920, an explosion in Wall Street, near the J. P. Morgan Building, Killed 30 and injored 300 persons. The Palmer Red Raids disturbances before, of course. Thomas Jefferwn h«d occasion to remark of student disputants: "Keep aloof, as you would from the infected subjects of yellow fever or Consider yourself adenoids who pronounce tomato 'toe-MAHHH-toe" and ·PLAWWWHHH-zuh." plaza Anything that gums up a $750 set of dentures. Girls who tell a fellow he'd look cute with long sideburns when they know darned well that if he did let them grow they'd come out white. Teen-agers who think it's is-and I don't like the expression--a paper tiger," one well- placed Israeli said. The Israelis say the Soviets get bolder with each move, first ' _ introducing the SAM-3 missiles and then sending Soviet pilots on operational missions over Egypt. The danger of a direct frontation between Israeli Soviet forces either in the air or con- and groovy to listen to a new rock along lne Suez Cana i grows dai- 'n' rrtll rprrirH nvpr nnri nvpr , roll record over and over again until its grooves become ruts. Anybody who brags he keeps a gun in his house--"just in ase." People who are bravely able to endure your disasters and seek to console you by saying, "Well, after all, in the end it may turn out for the best." After losing five pounds as a result of 10 weeks of spartan dieting, being told by an acquaintance, "Better do something about that pot--it's getting bigger again." Anybody who wants to im- ly. The Israelis say they don't want such a head-on clash, but they add they won't be driven from the canal, even if it means hitting Russian-manned missile sites. 1921 resulted in 2,500 persons the arrest and the deportation of 446. The fight ever the League of Nations involved what Mark Sullivan called at the time "the angriest controversy thai beset the country sine* the Civil War." When it was over, the president who led the fight for the league was dead from exhaustion in the struggle, the party in charge of the government during the war was out of office, the country was in control of the congress and the nation had subsided into an isolationism that led straight to World War II. That sounds like a crisis of some considerable consequence. Of course if the opposition to Ihe war in Vietnam succeeds, the consequences may also be great, in terms of the effect on international affairs. Only history will disclose which crisis, in these terms, is the greater. The crisis on the campus seems quite indisputably, the "greatest since the Civil War," in terms of its violence and furv. There have been such pestilence. when with ihem as among the patients of tedlam, needing medical more than moral counsel. Be a listener only, keep within yourself the habit of silence expecially on politics. "In the fevered state of our country, no good can ever result, from attempt to set one of these fiery zealots to rights, either in fact or principle. They :ire determined as to the facts they will believe, and the opinions on which they will act. Get hy them, therefore, as you would by an angry bull; it is not for the man of sense to dispute the road with such an animal." Perhaps the campus crisis not only is the greatest since tht. Civil War, it is quite unique in other ways. It is not a "student" crisis as much as it is a crisis stimulated by and inspired by faculty members who have taken advantage of their special relationships to the young and use them for a political purpose. It is induced by the polilicization of colleges a n d u n i v e r s i t i e s , more widespread than in the past. Some see it as the grasp for power by academicians. In this sense, it resembles the turbulence induced by struggles for political power that previouly originated in the ranks of farmers and of workers. The old doctrine that the experts and intellectuals, in their relationship to government, should be "always on tap but never on top," is being abandoned. The members of faculties wish to be on top. Their scramble to get there presents a crisis in government and a crisis in education to which there probably will be interesting adjustments by a people hitherto accustomed to regarding their educational institutions as outside politics. \s the economic arid financial crisis the greatest since the Civil War? No person who has lived through or read about the depressions and panics and recessions smce the Civil War would acknowledge that. In anything but terms relative to th* boom that we have been through, it is no crisis at all. Letters to the Tribune Lack of Interest 1 In Meeting Deplored To The Tribune: This letter is to make comment on the wide variety of citizens in Greeley. First, I wish to thank the Tribune and Eric Lundberg for t h e advance front page reporting of the organizational meeting Thursday night of the heard about it on the radio. Yet, not one took the opportunity to investigate our claim of being a truly non-partisan, educational study group. Greeley "citizens," you had better wake up, quit griping and do something. For all you know, we just might be bent on the overthrow of "your" form of government. By the way, we will have another public meeting, at 7:30 League for a Representative '· Republic. This is clearly in- p.m. May 28, in the Greeley dicative of the Tribune's desire'National Bank Annex. Ths to serve our communUv. issues to be discussed are ·W' 1 *^*?* ^aSSfews tAVlO AND 60LIATH Next, I wish to thank those few concerned citizens who I came to the meeting. | Last. I will comment on tlie | prevailing apathy of Gi'eeley'si forced busing and Cambodia. Robert 0. Boren League For A Representative Republic citizens. The type which mostjCify Should Consider Pnnppmc TYIA nrft (hnen ntU/t rnn_ . ' . _ ._ try. Here, on a rainy day injprove the world but doesn't May, are one man's pet peevesjthink he himself needs any im' proving whatsoever.- The price of anything worth filljhaving compared to the price it Wir. iitc( *a iroar oon and momentary discontents: All forms of government which require a citizen out. government forms. jwas just a year ago. Guys who have to put an arm around your shoulders before PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) - Today in History By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Tuesday, May 26, the 146th day of 1970. There are 219 days left in the year. Today's highlight in history: On this date in 1868, an attempt to impeach President Andrew Jackson was defeated by a' Soviet Reds Denounce Mao Indochina War Talk around your shoulders betore r-KiiNi.niwi, A.J i « ' i |single vote in the Senale _ whispering an off-color joke in| Princeton University s student on this dale: _By STANLEY KARNOW The Washington Post HONG KONG - The Soviet Union has denounced Chinese Communist leader Mao Tse- Tung for urging an expansion of the Incochina war and encouraging the intensification of revolution throughout the world. your ear. government has its first black People who tell you some-lpresident. thing for your own good--but| Jerome Davis, a 20-year-old which leaves you feeling badijunior froni_ Topeka, Kan., was and them virtuous. Airline hostesses In 1790, Tennessee was organized as a territory. In 1305, Napoleon Bonaparte ,- _, - , , ,, i was crowned king of Italy. ]elected Thursday by thej In 1864 , the territory of Mon- who willischool's 3,460 undergraduates. give you five drinks of coffee, Davis, a political science ma- tea or milk but only two drinks jnr. has a brother at Princeton, of anything that will actuallyjand another who will enter this help you get over your fear of fall. He is former chief officer flying. ' of The Association of Black Col- Secretaries who exchange Icgians at Princeton. racy office gossip at the next! -company cafeteria table in 1 USE TRIBUNE WANT ADS The Greeley Daily Tribune and The Greeley Republican EXECUTIVE STAFF M-II.PRED HANSEN _ Publisher I.EO G. KOENIG BmlnfM Mer. ESTRICK JR. Clre. Mir ll :i-.hci Every W«lc D»y Evening b 7 Th' Tribime-It'-P'ihlieta Puhmhinft Co. 714 Eighth St,, Greeley. Colo. el.-i^ post.Be paiil »l Greelej offi S0fi.11. ROBERT WIDLUND . A. I,. PETERSEN JAMES W. POPPE _ SinBlt copy price -Subscription prire--By tana was organized. In 1942, during World War II, a 20-year-old treaty of alliance was signed by Britain and the Soviet Union. In 1954, the funeral ship of the Egyptian pharanh, Cheops, was discovered '.n a limestone chamber near the Great Pyramid of Giza. In 1966, Guyana became the first South American country to achieve independence in the J20th century when Britain I granted freedom. MI.TM' Ten - vears a g°" Tne U - N - Se ' r. M»r.|curily Council voted 7 to 2 lo re- S D D t -|jcct a Soviet resolution calling io t :on Ihe United Nations to con- The Russian Mao, featured attack in a against Chinese language Moscow radio broadcast monitored here last Friday, appears to reflect a growing rivalry between the Soviet Union and China to influence Vietnamese communist policies at the present time. Available evidence suggests, however, that Hanoi and the Viet Cong are currently leaning The Moscow broadcast, in contrast, described Mao as a "pseudo-revolutionary" whose statement was "designed to hoodwink Chinese and foreign public opinion." The broadcast said: "Mao's threatening statement was intended to make Ihe mam- mouth movement against U.S. imperialism serve his cause. He poses as an ardent fighter h i n t s of repudiating the Russians, upon whom they rely for military and economic aid, the Vietnamese communists are believed by analysts here to be closer to Peking than at any time since mid-1964. At that time, disappointed by the ineffectiveness of the Kremlin's call for moderation in the Vietnam situation, Hanoi switched to the hard line advo- against imperialism, particu- cated by China. larly in Indochina, but his dreams are wild. He fails to appreciate the realities of the struggle against JU.S. imperialism. He is revolutionary in name only." The extent to which the Viet- n a in e s e communists have towards the Chinese as the con-'moved towards poking, mean' flict in the Indochina peninsual " escalates. One sign that the Vielnamese communists are edging closer to Peking was seen by analysis here Friday in a Hanoi news- while, was underlined in the style and substance nf the Nhan Dan editorial extolling Mao and concerns me are those who constantly castigate program after program but when given the opportunity to participate in a democratic, non-partisan, grassroots program, make themselves absent by the thousands. Can one judge which is the most guilty -- the citizen who condemns every excess by others but does nothing, or the one who destroys and disrupts to focus attention upon his particular gripe? Has not the Island Grove Future Tn The Tribune: In reading press reports ot City well first a part in convincing the latter that his is the only possible way? Which is the most guilty, the fireman standing by, condemning the arsonist and doing nothing lo save the build- ,, .._ ... ing or the arsonist? The fire- j s The "necessity" of enlarging" Council proceedings, as as the agenda and the follow-up report of the meetings. I have noticed that a request has been made to allow a trailer court to go into the area north of the Warnoco area. D u r i n g rides with my husband, we have noticed that there are already a number of trailer parks along Second Street, west of Fourteenth Avenue. 11 makes one wonder how another one could be economically feasible. But of far more importance man has a responsibility that extends far beyond condemnation. So has each Greeley citizen. By 1967, apparently appalled by the turmoil of Mao's cultural revolution and its effect on ., . . . . _ themselves, the Vietnamese'°r absence from particular communists indirectly berated functions. Sadly, in our case, and probably, in just a few short years, Island Grove Park. If the projection for the growth of Greeley is realized, this park the Chinese leader as a "Don Quixote" out of touch most were just too lazy, indifferent or wanted to be enter- reality and acting "in accord-1 tained. ance with his subjeclive| One person who told me he wishes." i would come was going into a What has evidently prompted!'""vie just before the meeting. Hanoi to shift back towards "ad he forgotten? I doubt it. Peking within recent weeks has He was one of 31 people I pcr- hil Wfdnosrlnv nrnnniinc-prnpnt ' eM "S """'" I^IH weuns nab ··- ····- «·"· «· «· i«TM|,, : . H i.-i- ms Wednesday pronouncement. | bm] thc soviet Union's obvious sonally contacted. Those who TI,» oHitm-iai r»f n rmrf i« M= n ^ of en(nusiasm for the j dea jindicated interest received a of a cohesive communist frontireminder card. Of the 31 I con- against the United States in (acted, 28 said they would come The editorial referred to Mao as the "great leader nf (he As'iM-imcd PrM , ' H n i l y rniln Pre' T l rp* Ass ratio 1 year 11.1.00. one month fl-SO. By mi fVil'irniin. 1 venr Sl?.0u, nnf mo S;..'.C. Fmeizn rountries SI 30 m i m t h . City carrier, Jl.SO month. m»n m coio-ldemn U.S. plane flights over running dogs. , months ss.mi. j ot | ler na [j ons The editorial, published Fri .1] nutiide i(| ,,,;,,,, ,,,,,,,, . . . . - . . . . .. ,th paper editorial praising Mao'sj c h i n e s e people" and an personal appeal,' issued . O n!" esleenle d frien l of the Viet- Wednesday, for internationai; namcse people" and it gave _ _ _ ,,,,,,.....,,...,, regolutionary unity against the prominence to his assertion that Uon of , nis Soviet atlitudc is "U.S. aggressors and all their "revolution is the mam trend ( n e fact |hat Moscow nas sti! | Indochina. A dramatic if negative indiea- !in Ihe world todav." !not recognized the government- Moreover, Ihe Hanoi editorialjj n -exile set up in Peking earlierja reminder. or try tn come. About 20 said they would definitely show. Sadly, only six of this group did so. Again, each had been sent Some have legitimate reasons will need far more area than it now has. In fact, it hardly meets the needs of the community at the present time. Expansion to the north and east are obviously blocked. To the west are buildings and businesses which would have to be relocated, no doubt at the expense of the city, or be surrounded by the park. So the most logical direction for expansion is to the south, and this would take the area under consideration for the mobile home park. I have no idea what the purchase price of this land is now, but whatever it is, it is less than it be in three i. The Ixw Pn-t News A?«or:iition. i.ited. Audi: piiRUr; F O R U M : Public foi ,ler* r/i .-t U. no lorzer t h i n 4X Five years ago-Arab heads of day morning in the aulhorita- lf l llotc(l w l l h apparent approvaljfhis month bj stale met in Cairo to try (o five Hanoi Daily Nhan Dan, M a o s ! nc f ls th al " ls pronounce-j Sihanouk, th reach agreement on unified ac-:hailed Mao's pronouncement as mcnt is " a new . vei 'V strong bodian chief o v . , , : .1.1.. , _/· .. i rnifnnraffomonf 1n thn Vii»t- Tu rt T~;~ n ~ nfill In Ihi" AP new ·fir* Tit"e=-^ n.-hin^tr , ed enclil- n i l I.B.IPI] to I n - 1-ib- ·,ne-Kepur.i ·"an 1'nty. l i « r : n B C" K" ( - r f p k y T p(ieraphic:il 1 m.-r. reach agreement on unified ac-;hailed Mao's pronouncement n .i lion against Israel. ia statement nf "paramounl' cncoura g ement One year ago-The Apollo IiVpolitical significance" that wiir nanlcsc people astronauts made a safe a "hard blow to the in the Pacific aflcr an eight-day'imperialist aggressors." mis.'iimi that .spltttp stage for En! · · ~ America* attempt lo land on! SCRAM-ltTS ANSWERS he moon in .Inly. \ Ben-ail - Valvf - K.rtrn - Snotlio - WHALF, to and in Indochina. While they have by Prince Norodom] I should indicate lhat I asked the deposed Cam-!only person who indicated an i chief of state. interest in polilics or our pro- the Viet- The Prince's exile regime, the other (vhioh Peking and Hanoi regard ;as a symbol of resistance to gram specifically. Three people contacted had written lo the Tribune's editor castigating or five years. If the City could find the necessary funds to build a million-dollar City Complex, surely there is a way to find the funds to buy this land. It is important to think of the future, and now is the time to London meals have age lap. The story of Jonah and thc big fish is a WHALF, of s story. f- 2k given no;the Uniled States, has been:"lher npalhelics. Two said they'do that thinking. -- irecognized so far by 18 coun-'woiild definitely come, one said! Mrs. W. Howard Sanders ·tries. The only East European j ' T I I try." Of Ihese, none came! j 1124 13th St. ·milions that have recognized t h e ' Out of Ihe rommunily in! . S i h a n o u k government '· Rumania and Yugoslavia. are general, thousands rend about I LONDON -- Teachers are ask- 'our meeting in Ihe Tribune or. ing a 39'* pay increase.

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