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Page 4 GREELEY TRIBUNE Thurs., May 28, 1970' Tribune . Editorial Page Opinion - Analysis - Interpretation Democratic Cohesion Lack Important By DAVID S. BRODER Th* Washington Pest SAN DIEGO - Cambodia, the campus uproars and the stock market slump have obliterated Everyone complaint of inaction. "Why don't they do something, instMd of jvtt talking?" Th* visitor from th» East has asked. Th* con- regional differences in our! plaint is directed against th* politics it least for the moment. | President's seeming passivity Pause and Ponder But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nough thy broher? For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. Romans 14:10. 'How' and 'What' of Education An East Coast traveler : journeying here via Milwuakee, Chicago, Denver and Los Angeles learns that President Nixon has "indeed brought us together.'' He lias united his as prices, interest rate* and u n e m p l o y m e n t rise; at congress, as the war in Indochina spreads; at th* United Nations, as the conflict in the Middle East escalates Since education has been a major factor in the constituents in a spasm of doubt! toward major war; at college about the future of this country] presidents, as students con- and his own capacity to lead, tinue to outrage their elders. it. ! The paralysis of action has E v e r y w h e r e the sameiits psychological effect in the questions dominate the con-j rising nervousness and unversalions: Why is the ad! predictability of the citizenry. since education has been a major factor in tnei'i 1 TM""' 1 . 0 - ","· """· "" ·W. ,,,,,,,,*,.« ha« p hiri r-pw nf rhanr/ed B e is-up^ driv . . - · ' , . , . . i ministration s t u m b l i n g so; the country has a Daa case ot cnangeu. Big issues anv achievements and progress of the nation, the people!b a( ji V 9 c an Nixon reassert his!the shakes. small, and the public, e*-f '/"i--i --».,,j-- -.1---..TJ u _ --i ] :AI. j i ~f i.~ _ r *!·,, iu"_ -I.. i_ i TT *i.« TI :_ 11.. ti_- i.:_j _r _t offlthpF!? is now inpiinpri tn of Colorado should be pleased with the efforts of the State Department of Education to keep in step with the changes and educational needs of society. Dr. Byron W. Hansford, state commissioner of education, does not feel he needs to be apologetic f or i change? the progress education has made in the past. "But just as we are forced to look at what our present procedures and modes of living are doing to our environment, we must determine whether or not the educational program which was offered in the 50's and 60's is appropriate for the 70's and 80's," he says !n the department newspaper, Education Colorado. The changes outlined by Dr. Hansford are aptly described by the headline of his editorial--"Imperatives for Educators and Society." The nation's future capabilities certainly will be weakened unless serious consideration is given to what Dr. Hansford terms the "what" and the "how" of education. Dr. Hansford defines the "what" of education as "a program designed to meet the identified needs of individuals, communities and society. I mean a care- j fully planned series of learning experiences based on individually diagnosed needs as opposed to a primarily subject matter oriented curriculum in which the individual is forced to conform to programs which | in most cases are not germane to either his interests! or needs." As for the "how," ho says he refers "to concepts and methods of operation w h i c h perceive the members of the school s t a f f as facilitators of learning rather than dispensers of knowledge. I mean a school s i t u a t i o n where the lecture method is relegated to a very m i n o r role as opposed to its present dominant role--where specialists work w i t h children to stimulate intellectual curiosity to provide individual diagnosis of learning needs; to prescribe i n d i v i d u a l l y tailored learning experiences and to promote continuous evaluation o f - t h e products of education." Dr. Hansford raises these questions: "To what extent could it be said of elementary and secondary students that they must negotiate a series of arbitrary tasks and standards as opposed to pursuing interests and concerns which will make them more competent citizens and more complete individuals? To what extent has tradition and custom contributed to the notion that schools operate as a sort of prison with students sentenced to serve, a prescribed period of time and with the school staff serving as guards or wardens?" Questions about the "what" and the "how" of education in the c u r r e n t scheme of life have actually been raised by the accomplishments of education itself. Education has made possible the marvelous techno-j logical developments and at the same time created' more complexities in every Hold. Now schools m u s t j follow through w i t h still more progress fo assure their authority to govern? If the ; It is exactly the kind of at- President fails to gain com-imosphere in which the average mand of the crisis, who will politician most dreads putting take leadership? And how much] his'job on the line, as so many more violence will attend the must do in this fall's elections. iThe campaign no longer looks like the calm, pedestrian, almost boring exercise it was three months ago. The Cambodian decision changed that -along with so many other things. Until the President shattered the domestic consensus by the decision to expand the war, 197" seemed likely to be a perfectly tradilional mid-term election: One fought on small issues of local, rather than national, import, turning on the marginal strength or weakness of local candidates, and producing, in aggregate a very small shift in party strength in congress or state capitals. That expectation now is drive Out one gathers, is now inclined to make Ihis eleelion nothing less than a vote of confidence or no confidence in the Nixon ad- minislration. It is rare that mid-term elec- tions wrv* that function, sine* m* president himself is never on th* ballot. But at times they have. On* thinks of 1*4*, whm th* Republicans won congress in an outburst of pubic annoyance at th* muddl* President Truman had mad* of the post war transition. On* t h i n k s of IMS, whm D e m o c r a t i c majorities blossomed at a nationwide rejection of the slowdown economic policies of the Eisenhower administration. Republicans would probably lose the election today. It might be a serious setback for the GOP except for one thing. Voters seem to have little more confidence in the visible Democratic Party leadership than they do in Nixon. Here is the paradox: So long as 1970 seemed to be a traditional off- year election, the Democrats' internal floundering, their lack of coherent national policy or leadership made no great difference. It was every man for himself in the local Democratic campaigns, and take whatever issue of slogan seems handiest. But now that Nixon's self- induced crisis has made the election a national referendum o n his leadership, the Democrats' lack of cohesion becomes an important factor. Disaffected though they are with Nixon, swing voters show no disposition to grant greatly enlarged power to the multi- headed hybrid of Humphrey- Kennedy - Muskie - McGovern- Mansfield - McCormack. Committee leadership inspire* no one, and the liberalism those men symbolize, in one way or another, is not exactly what the country most craves anyway. The conservative impulse that underlay Nixon's election has not ended. If anything, it has been heightened by frustration with his failings. People voted for him In the belief that he would restore some sense of order in their lives. They trusted him to stop the unpopular and devisive war, to stop inflation and to stop crime, and to stop the marches and the protests and the violence that were their; nightly television fare. He has done none of these things, and that is why they are disillusioned with him. But they still want them done, and the leader they are looking for is the fellow who is tough enough to get that job done -not necessarily someone impatient to plunge the Country into a new round of liberal programs. And that is why one hears so often, in California, the theories that Ronald Reagan's race for re-election for governor may really be only the prelude to larger plans. BONK! By D. J. R. BRUCKNER The Los Angeles Times Every newsman is asked by people he meets why more "good" news is not published Those Songs Again Will Haunt Me Till I Die' themselves define, the right to be lazy and do nothing. The vision of that great Peasant Pope was not far away from these wishes. "It is," he wrote, "a peace of heart, peace or broadcast The reporter, as well as everyone else, gets out of bed in the morning hoping that, maybe today, there will be fewer big stories that do not necessarily involve the entire destiny of mankind or of nisi ssibly this one day we can relax because | u u l "' events and men in high and j £ d ^ frui(s low places will not bs conn v ng « * . f ' b to shove us over the lasl brink. | J? h j Ev f n th has The demand for more happi-| robl)ed « r ^ ^ ^ ness, if nol more quiet, is becoming clamorous. People plead most of in the social order, in life, in well-being, in mutual respect, and in the brotherhood of all nations." That kind of peace. There is a widespread sense that much of the healing and ias been we are the day hour of into for an explanation, them without anger. but with languor has been its right, its most pleasing c h a r a c t e r i s t i c , throughoul human history. The individual begins to sense that he is no longer the very foundation and purpose of the society. Fright is bad enough, and there is an awful lot of it now. But there is something worse -- a melancholy so deep and so common as to amount to a national disease. The need for a man to laugh is not private. There is a profound need for public, commonly-shared joy among people. No man can be truly fulfilled or happy when he must always retreat into his own family and circle of friends for his outbursts of happiness; joy among strangers is a great human need, an expression of the spirituality, if you will, of mankind. longing, You hesitate lo people nowadays that you tell! J are youth of this nation today arel So many today feel 'isuspected, spied on, stopped and from the world and from a reporter. This manifestation is a little frightening, really. It is as though the people were saying that all hope is gone excepl the hope of an explana-i. ~. tion itougn 'pjjg j:^t^««« ~ j,nii 4i,^|s°nal searched, clubbed and shot at, Isent off to war. Something Worse It is useless to argue that distance lo cut off, one another, that the sound of laughter among strangers is, like the sound of the heavenly songs the poet Dante describes at the end of the Divine Comedy -- "Such hosannas that they ache to hear those songs again will haunt me till I die." Reform i tough people are needed in imes. The benefit of per- peace is one every philosopher Anaxagoras said government must confer lest the when he was asked where he wanted to die, is the same from everywhere; and right now it does not seem far enough away from most people. Still a Past? There is a growing sense of constraint among the people, 217 days left in the year. linnd in the Phillippincs. Today in History By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Thursday, May 28, the H8th day of 1970. There are Ten years ago: An estimated 200 persons were killed in a tropical storm which hit Luzon Is- McGovern Commission Watched Closely By Democratic Leaders By CARL P. LEUBSDORF AP Political Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Dem- students of the opportunity to fit into the more com- ocra ! ic party reformers will be , ,., ,, . , , . , , . , . . , .,!., , warily watching a special complex pattern of life. Society of the f u t u r e will demand no only relevant education but more intensive work the 13 guidelines set by the Mc- warily watching a special mittee's efforts fo implement .Govern Commission for select- have the authority, as does the cognizing that, by doing so no national committee, to recom-lnew legal sanctions mend to the credentials commit-!added." Duilt of a thousand little incon- e n i e n c e s , and magnified, legalized al the very lop of the society. It is difficult for Americans to travel abroad. Some countries won't admit them, others repel them, people abuse them. It makes us wonder whether we are still a part of humanity, and we suspect that Ihe rest"of Today's highlight in history: On this-date in 1940, in World ana we suspect inai |become enlperor . humanity is wonder- ,,, 19C r Russ i a ' Five years ago: Britain's Queen Elizabeth II sailed for War II, British and French i home on the royal yacht Britan- troops began evacuation o f j n i a after a 10-day visit to West Dunkerque, France. I Germany. On this date: One year ago: The govern- In 1864, Archduke Ferdinand'ment of Argentina imposed a Maximilian of Austria-Hungary limited state of siege amid stu- ilanded in Vera Cruz, Mexico, lo dent unrest and the prospect of ing about the same question. i In 1905, Russia's fleet suffered; a disastrous defeat in the Rus- n em a general strike. - - . . would be Con P ss and tn ; admln ' slra -so-Japanese War. lion began even last year -| ]n j g34 Mrs oliva tee which of the guidelines would be included in the 1972 convention call. McGovern promptly called! A third problem could result from the makeup of the ad hoc group, all members of the National Committee which tends to on the part of education. Another accomplishment . » 1 , . ,. . . , . . . , , . j . i U t au 1 I U I - K 1 V J U U 3 H U 1 I \ t l L l l | ' -- " ..,-..,.. o ».«., . . . ~ . . . , "..^ u . u . ^ u u...u£,ui,..j- the development of an increasing public interest in and! l h e s(ales js a ° eff ' ort (Q avoid a i) i n e s i, c added intact to the call!tic or indifferent to the reform a better understanding of the work and effectiveness!repetition in 1972 of the wide-jto the 1972 convention, while re-'effort. of education. One might cite Aims Community College spread charges in the Chicago i here to substantiate the belief that the necessary new dew^e^^Jg^jo^'oftcn^were developments in education will come at the will of the Jundemocratic and unresponsive: people as they i d e n t i f y the needs of their children j to the views of many parly 1 and their communities. i m tl"^ rs ' , ,, ' _. TT , , ., , ,. , , , . , 1 Neither major parlv has ever 1 Dr. Hansford apparently believes that is so, as he: u n d e r l a k c n suchKa wi(les[)rca( | says, "I am convinced that basic fundamental changes; reform effort, one made more, in the 'what' and 'how' of education are going to take. d i f f i c u ! t by the complexities of place either with or without the help and guidance of |^ yn ^, iff ^g p^Sres in professional educators." But he adds: "Perhaps the j the 50 states. Disagreement Dionne ENRLEWOOD. Colo. (AP) long before the current upwell-. gave b i r t n to q U j n tnp]p| s in a'Mrs. ,lane K. Sobol. owner of an ing of protest, indeed when lhe| farm i louse near'Callender, On-'antique shop here, said Monday country seemed to be growing tario | she is accep ting Democratic quite after a long uproar - to j n 1937, British Prime Minis-:designation to run for the Stale . . . impose restraints on the people.iter Stanley Baldwin resigned!House of Representatives in of rduc-ition his ),,,,,,, I ing convention delegates, jupon the committee to recom-1 represent the party establisn-lThe apparatus of government I an d was succeeded by Neville'Arapahoe County Dist. 37. '' The ad hoc group's work with]mend "the commission guide-jment. in many states antagonis- intelligence, and both its means!chamberlain. ' ! Mrs. Sobol, who is secretary operation will be less p a i n f u l for us and the results much more h e l p f u l for children if educators partiei- was being attacked by Ihe highesl officials of the govern- iment. Underlying all this uneasiness is the long, fierce war, one thai iis no longer explained without bitterness or justified beyond the mere assertion of aims and [prerogatives. It is Ihe natural right of mankind, one every iman feels in his heart, lo live i at peace. Bui Ihere is so much NEW YORK (AP) --Heard I one."--But you don't have to ! doubt about Ihe necessity of Ihis As Boyle Sees It By HAL BOYLE and its right of detention wore i n ( wo monkeys named:to the Denver chapter of the all being geared up. The right Able and Baker survived a 300-jAmerican Jewish Committee, to argue, indeed, to contradict, jmile trip into space after being'has been active in seeking mi- u,u L n , n u , c n v u . i u . iu. "·"«'"' "V ,' , ', man Lawrence F. O'Brien h a s - l y ? pate, not just cooperatively, but also enthusiastically.' ! g(:ne out of his wav to assure r(H E National Democralic Chair-'any good new double talk late-pour it from an eyedropper, like I war; and now the war is ex- Double talk, you remember, is The State Department of Education solicits and (formers the new committee isisaying one thing while thinking ' deserves the enthusiastic of educators and interested you did the other two. llended. The people begin lo feel "I can't wait for the beachlthat they have lost another im- season lo start, Gloria, so I can see how you'll look in that new bikini."-- But maybe we could portant human right, the right to be respected by their leaders. And there is so much attention astic support and understandingIdesigned to further, not dilute.ianolhcr. It is a device for sav- tere^ted citizens in implementin" tllc . reform effort The first nvjng your public face while re- _ ,, _.,,, ._ _ , l i t - · i f li f 4 °'action of Sen. George S. Mc-'maining privately honest with'tie it en a broomstick right nowjto power in the nation, lo force, its goals to make education appropriate for the f u t u r e . - G o v e r n . D-S.D., the commissionivourself. ;and get a good idea. [But in the eyes of most people, ~ : :chairman, is In agree. .. For , he bcncfit of lhe unini I .. Ycahi since j star(ed takirlg ias Pope John XXIII pointed out, MOSCOW ( A P i - The Soviet speed-2.150 kilomelers per, Xut uncertainUes remain, ( t i a i e f j, here are some typical ex-jexercises regularly, 1 can nowi" H " man society is primarily a Union's entry in the supersonic hour -for only a few minutes.; sp f ; p""^' nia ^TM n ;'.{' ca f i ; ihl . pfn amples of modern day double I touch my toes 50 times withoutispintua^ reality," and, "'a transporl race, the TU144. hit the report said, but the f l i g h t ' ' " '" 1,336.5 miles per hour, or about,la-led fi5 minufes and the launched from Cape Canaveral, I nority group rights. In Novenv Fla., in the nose of a rocket.'ber, she will oppose Rep. Betty In 1962, the New York stock!Ann Dittemore, R-Englewood. market took since October its biggest 1929. loss 'Picadilly will be rebuilt SCRAM-UTS ANSWERS Employ - Bloat - Flafcc - Digest - TOMATO Mothers-in-law are like seeds. You don't really need them, but they come with the TOMATO. r-?.B Mauldin Draws Another War , twice the speed of snuml. in ?. plane handled easily, Ihe pilot lest flighl Mondiiy. Moscow reported. newspapers reported" today. : The big plane flew at lhat Norway reports more births conflict between and lhe commi.i- inlerpreling how the ' t a l k : i~'" Wilhout getting out of bed -'f cifety t h a t "Frankly. I like the dress, but| "Now, Jim, why did you have .guidelines would a J e n slate. -The possibility the ad nply in a 5iv- ;somenow '' docsn 't bring out the i to go and do that? You i r e n l me." 1 saw the price tag. insisted we were goim hoc "I really enjoy price tag. living alone,iDutch "--Boy, going thai was know I to go close. !group w o uld ,. cc . om|lln , 1( jMelvin, but now and then I get · The big bum almosl let me pay welded together | force is not human." I Many Rights ! What kind of peace do people mink they have a right to? They say many things: The right (0 | be left alone, the right to work' ·inninst annlvinc SOUK- nr -ill nf swtl P' b ' a fpelin S of unutlera- for my own meal. the guidelines t o ' t h c ims'cci-l ble !TMliness. Don't you some- Tm happy to tel , vou , M r .as they will for benefits they . P · t i m f t o (ctn\ thni \rn\r Inn"" T-. . . . . , . . . . , , . _ . . _ _ . _ f . . . . . . . . and The Greeley R e p u b l i c a n E X E C U T I V E STAFF vent inn. Although O'Brien stressed Ihe The Greeley Daily Tribun | W l I I I I I I lH,t H U.T 1,1 t U t t - U O U I U i V -- , , . i . . . " · » » ! · I I ""O"" ' **' '"J " " i f o r the purpose of speeding lhV"'- v lo S ct a J e , rk llkc Melvm l o jgoofcd. Now we'll ElVt .'implementation of the f . u ido- i P ro l msc lo m c ' I more and find out v '".'...."Adv. M*r.:lines." an internal partv memo- 1 "Naturally, every man has a l l y wrong with you. '":times feel that way, loo?"-- JBrownbaum, lhal your first ser-i . TM.. U u S M ,,,,,.=,, OL,TM,, ,,,(. m f '''J 1 ' d() wr ""K aTs . a m t ' c ;ies of X-rays were completely Icommittee was created .. s o i c i v .B'rl so that now at 28, I have to| nega ti vc ." My t e c h n i c i a n MILDRED H A N S E N -- Puhliiherl ROBERT WIDI.UND I.EO c KOF.NK; . . _ it.,!in-~ M B r ' A . t.. PETERSFN J A K H ESTRICK J K Circ. M«r. J A M K s W. I'OPI'E __ Supt. take some out whal's actual- Pnl-Mslifi Evrr Week D»y F.vcnlnn hy The Trihiint-Hepublican Pnbli'hir.K On. Office. 7H r.ichth St.. GrorJcv. Colo. 80631. S«cond class pmlase paid at Hrcetey Colorado. Member Associated rre*s. The Los Anteles Tlmw-Wnslimitton Pot New« Service Colorado Prc** A^oriflti':n,' Inland Daily PreM As«oclnt«d. A u d i t , P L - B L I C IJureau of Circulntion. The AMOcitted Pn"* \" rn:i!lH eicin- .Inly In th* ii« -f rfr.i,hlie»ti.;n -f ,11 the local news printed in this now«_. paper a, well a all AP r.fws di*. SinEi" ropy price SuLfcTiption prire-- Bv mail r.i.!o 1 year Sl.".fn. f. month-: f c .0n. une month Sl.."»0. Ry mail ouwide of Sl-iC. Foreign month. City c n r r . . party randum prepared for him said riRhl lo express his own; "Normally, of course, II io the panel also would bo Involved;"!"'""!."Sn wh . v [lnn 't you;wouldn't be caught dead going Col( -'in "inlerprctation of the Me-j write yours on a piece of paper. I [ 0 ., dj r ty movie, but according Govern Commission's report." IP"'- it in a bottle, and floal it out'| 0 f n e critics this one has some! The inevitable question is: I f ; t o sea? ^redeeming features."--It's real ie. J3.50 per,a P artv ' n a state needed an in-; "The reason I asked you tojdirty. mnmh. iterpretation, would it go to fhe^baby sit for us. Mclinda. is that, "That sounds like pure mali- Public forum let rs rr/:-t !e no longer than *.V words '"·roct Kiznnti;r(s must he printed wiU All New, l t arti.-l'.' in t'i» Service are c.us i,"","«. T 'r«»r" · mhtr,! hy In- l|. " ' The Trib- i. 't,jr flrrfii-y hir.-,l Fni.-.n | McGovcm Commission or to the everyone in the neighborhoodjcious gossip about Sylvia. How ! ad hoc committee? jbrags about what a truslworlhyjcan you believe a word of it?" . Agresmcnt j a n d responsible girl you are f o r ' -- I always knew she was a ! O'Rrien alsn said in his week-:your age."--Please don't teach tramp. Tell me more. end le"er In iMcGoveni (he a d ] o u r child lo smoke pot while "Your word alone is always ^loc group has "no power to al- we're gone--she's only 3. .good enough for me, Frank."-- lor or di!u!e nr in any way veto 1 "Wei!. I guess I will have just'But let's put it in writing and .the guidelines." one more if you promise toihave it notarized, shall we, old , I'.ut parly loaders say it docs in.'ikc i! a real Iccntsy-wecntsy pal? GRAFFITI by Leary WoN'-T ^OQ^BAPK The TVc/vefen Safety Servica C1970 Driver error wo« involved in more than 60% of (h» fatal accidents in 1969.

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