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TV Idaho Free Press TV News-Tribune, Monday, March , Opinion 'Other editors say The net closes i in ·· Black-ruled Mozambique's action in ,· .closing all Us borders with white-minority- .·ruled Rhodesia injects an ominous new · -factor into the who 1 ', southern Africa equation. President Samora Machel's announcement that a "stale of war" now · .-exists, moreover, is full of risks for both -.'·countries. For Rhodesia, the Mozambique move vtiad been long anticipated, but it is no · . easier lo bear now lhal it has materialized --Militarily, it signals the likelihood of increased border clashes that may spread ' .(Jeep into one country or the other. · · : Mozambique has an estimated 10,000 -··African guerrillas, armed and trained by '··Soviet and Chinese advisers, near the -^frontier, ready for attack. Rhodesia, with its small 270,000 manpower pool of whites surrounded by 5,000.1)00 blacks, has called up a sizable number of reservists. Bui the Salisbury government obviously will be short of fighting men for any prolonged engagement with the large black manpower pools in Mozambique and neighboring Zambia. Economically loo. closure of the Mozambique border, with the cutting of Rhodesia's two rail links to the Indian Ocean ports of Beira and Maputo ifor- merry Lourenco Marques), will be felt quickly by Mr. Smith. His only open outlets to tin 1 sra noiv lie through South Africa, whose rail lines and ports already are heavily burdened. And internationally, the Macliel step has Foreign commentary sparked cries elsewhere in black Africa, notably in Zambia and Uganda, for joining in a crusade against the while redoubts of the south. Whether or not Moscow and Havana are ready to get into (he act tins lime, as they did in Angola, will be wat- riieci closely and with apprehension. Por Mozambique, however, the risks likewise are great. Although it reportedly has seized all Rhodesian assets, the closing of the border halts railway traffic, which automatically cuts off a major source of Mr. Machel's income. To avoid economic collapse, he will need outside financial help and a fairly quick military success. Otherwise his new and not very solid government may start coming apart. Militarily, he doubtless is concerned over the prospect of Rhodesian air attacks and the impact of small but wcll-trained, well- armed, and mobile Rhodesian white units on his primarily jungle-type fighters. At least some of this crisis might have been avoided if Mr. Smith had ceased his endless maneuvering and backtracking in negotiations with black African leaders. With the net closing in, he has offered some new proposals that may prove helpful, but the hour obviously is late for a deal now. The Mozambique move signals a go-ahead for African liard-liners convinced that negotiation is hopeless and increased guerrilla action is the only remaining path lo a Hhodesian settlement. --The Christian Science Monitor Machel's problems Hy 1'tiili'it Press Intel national MAPUTO. Mozambique lUPIi President Samora Machel is in no position to declare war on Rhodesia, despite bis recent statement putting his country on a war footing. He has loo many internal problems. The two northern tribes, Ihe Macue and Ihe Makonde. are becoming dissatisfied wild Machol's austere rule, which al- lempls to stamp out tribalism. In the towns the president recently accused his supporters of returning to former "degrading colonial ways" thai existed bcfnrc independence last year. The cmmiry depends largely for its income on grants from China and Eastern Europe, remittances from Mozambique workers in South African mines and taxes levied on goods passing lo and from South Africa through the port of Mapulo (formerly Lourenco Marques). There are daily long queues outside bakeries, butcher shops and grocery stores, and regular shortages of essential goods. By closing bis borders with Rhodesia. Machel lias cut off corn shipments sent by Rhodesia to offset local crop shortages. Turnabout for Zambia LUSAKA. Zambia il'PIi - Zambia is expected soon to recognize the new Marxist government in Angola, wilhnul Quirks ] SALT LAKE CITY lUPI) - "With this duck stamp 1 tbce wed..." l.asi week, after two women tried lo get a marriage license, an oflicial said the city's laws were so vague a duck probably could get married bcve. One did. Radio announcer Will Lucas showed up ,il the County Clerk's office ivilh his intended - Mi'ldrcd Mallard. Kxplamed Lucas. "Well, a lot of people marry turkeys. Actually. I've only known her about (our hours. I don't mess around." Mildred tried lo sign Ibe marriage ap- pliclion with a pen between her toes, but County Clerk Sterling Evans said a real marriage license couldn't be issued because Ihe bride has to understand whal she is signing. Instead he slapped a hunler's duck stamp on the application and gave the couple a certificale good for a three-day honeymoon at Willard Bay bird refuge. going to the extent of establishing diplomatic relations. Zambia supported the losing side in the Angolan civil war. but diplomats say Presided! Kenneth Kaunda's government will recognize the new Angola regime to secure two advantages - trade ties and Ihe use of the Bengucla railway which is expected lo be reopened to traffic soon. Before Ihe Angolan civil war. the line, which runs lo Ihe Atlantic coast, was a major export route for Znnibian copper shipments. Cubans in Hie Sahara? ALGIERS (IJPli - A visit here by an influential Cuban Communist has aroused speculation as to whether Cuba may offer help lo Hie Marxist Pnlisario Front guerrillas contesting Morocco's and Mauritania's partition of (he former Spanish Sahara. The Cuban is Osmani Cienfuegos. a member of the Cuban Communist party's central committee. Algerian officials will say only lhal he was sent here by Premier Fidel Castro for talks with President Houari Boumedicnne The Algerian government has been backing the Polisario Fronl. and Morocco's King Hassan II says he lias evidence that foreign powers were trying lo lurn Ihe Sahara inlo a "Communist base," A i ahs \\rni Africans CAIRO iUPh - In addition lo direct loans lo needy African countries. Ihe Arab League is dispensing technical aid (o (ry lo keep black Africa on the Arab side in the conflict with Israel. Three missions of experts from the 20- nation league have gone to II African countries lo explore their leclmical assistance requiremenls, and the league has earmarked $2o million for the program. The league previously has given $200 million worth of loans to more than a dozen African slates Most African countries severed relations with Israel during and after the lOT Middle Rast war. Profits for KRypt CAIRO (UPI) - Despite its continuing economic problems. Egypt produced $7,8 billion worlh of goods in 1975 and earned profits of $2 billion, according to Industry Minister Issa Shahcen. He said the United Nations Industrial Development Organization reported thai Egypt had accounted for one-fourth of all Ihc industrial profits earned in Africa last vear. The News-Tribune and 2bal)0 free flrm ^V,n',s"ed e-,e" · q- e«cep' Sur-du, a' 316 (enf- A,o ic.'li Nfi-rpo Id3ln 8365: t, Canyon fn'e'od os secc^d c'oss Tioi'er o 1 if'e PCS' Otf.ce aiNa-rpo. -Who i,~Jo«itl of'Ai'C'i 6 I8'9 Ail rol r e s 'euuirCO by InJV 0' O'do.' Q f CC u r- o crr-ipt'Y-n! iurisdi:iio- u rx- pij.'lislied wocH *:'·' t:o p.,b'.^ed - it'.e Saturday issuf- of th, ,/apef p^rs.-nni 10 sprin". 60 108 1C !9u3 o ·jdtlecl 'rei,"ob,aiop'c' 'iJ "33 S*»on in* SUBSCRIPTION RATES Carrier, per month $ 3 2 5 Comer, per year $39.00 BY MAIL: (Paid in advance) 1 momh. . . $3.50 6monms. $20.00 3momhs . $10.25 1 year ... $39.00 ii newspaper icserves the nghi 10 al'cf p raiion dale of ooy paid in advance Su ot'O" ;hould etc be an adiusffr.cn' ·ADAMJ. K A L B - THE NEWS-TRIBUNE ·sMaraqer Ad* Direc'o- IDAHO FREE PRESS Jcn-ne LusV, Bus -ess V^i^.-iyor (orr/ 6 Gn-rfncr EG 'o- C Pchc'iull Ad. OKCCIO' JC lindl,o ! rr Cir D,' Keilh B-iggs.Compcsirrjfc'errsri Cha'les V.cCo^. P'ess c (vtfnar. The views of this newspaper appear only in "Today's editorial." wfiile all other comments and opinions are Ihose ol Ihe individual columnist. Readers' comments are encowaged in (lie form of fetters thai should not exceed 300 words in length. All letters musl be signed and contain the address of the wriier. tellers should be lypewniten and content is subjeci to approval or condensation by the editorial board. Letters The innocent bystander Dear Dr. Brothers Dear Dr. Joyce Brothers: liny, am ever glad you turned 48 and changed your mind about us housewives over 40 having affairs. You're certainly right thai an affair is Hie solution to "a dull marriage." Mine sure solved mine. Bill your advice did cause u lew problems. The first was how In tell my husband. Fred. You see, I read about your new lunik. "Better than Ever," in Newsweek. 1 liki'd Ihe part where yon said having an affair would "add a lot to 3 marriage. That extra sparkle in a woman's eye. llial little bounce in her walk, (hose newly sensuous gestures as she brushes her hair back from her face or shrugs a .shoulder, are .ill tremendous sexual come-ons. Her husband can't help but be intrigued." So (rue. But the part I liked best is where yiu said husbands over 40 shnuldn'l have affairs because (hey migfif have a heart altack. That was the part I didn't know how ID tell Fred, I mean 1 cnuMn'1 tell him, "Fred, I'r. Brothers »ays you aliuuldn'l have- an affair because you would find anolher woman so exciting you'd probably drop dead." That would lie just putting lemplalion in his path. "What a way lo go!" he'd say. And. besides, how would (hot make MIC look lo him? Duller than ever. So I decided lo tell Fred nothing al all. Lei him kill himself for all 1 care, the clirly Iwo-timing rat! My m'.vl problem was whom to lun-e an Washington letter By Arthur lluti)n' affair with. Seeing I was having it for Krcd's sake. 1 Ilinughi I'd have it with his best friend, Harry. "Please puss ihc tartar sauce. Harry," I whispered In him al our very next dinner parly, "and would yini like lo have an affair?" We met the nexl day al noon in Ihc Bide- an-llour Motel. And were you ever right. Or. Brothers! At 12:1-1 Harry dropped dead. Did I mention he was married? You may find fault willi me for picking a married man. But. after all, how many unmarried men over 40 do Fred and I know? I mean whri would be interested. Hut poor itlil Hurry. I'm ("lad to say. did not die in vain. TJie very fact that lie found me thai exciting, gave me a new feeling of confidence, ;i new sense ni my osvn allure. Overnight, I was a new wonian. And just as you so accurately predicted, I'Yeif couldn't help but be intrigued, li wasn't Iwn evenings later, as we were getting ready for bed, that he tank my hand in bis and said sollly: "Dearest, the extra sparkle in your eye, that litlle bounce in your walk, those newly sensuous gestures as you brush the hair back from your face or shrug a shoulder. HIT nil Ihc most tremendous sexual come- ons I've ever seen. Let me lake you in mv arms and...Aaag^ghlih!" And, with that, he clulclied his cliesl and itver lie keeled. I.ONKI.Y tCcpynghf Oiraiicfe Pcbluh-'nq Co.] An Ike-Taft battle? WASHINGTON - An Kisenbower vs. Tafl type nf contest fcr Ihe COP presidential nomination mm looms. Gerald I'nni. somewhat of a protege of President Eisenhower when Kunl was a young congressman, is in (he Kisenhnwer role. Ami Hcagun is Tafl. Tin.' New Hampshire primary result shows lhal the (wo may well be hauling loolh and nail Mr. SprrMiifi is chief of llir Wasliingtnii bureau (if The Cliristi.in Scirncr Mnnilnr. rigbl Ihrmigb Ihe primaries and intn Ihe foii\'ention. As always in pnliiit-s there arc real ironies in lliis. Eisenhower was the "moderate" in la.'rf when be challenged the "conservative" Taft. Thai's Ihe way lln- Ivm were [icrceivt'd liv the voters. Ami lhal was the reason for the deep parly division lhal resulted over (his perceived philosophical difference. Vel Eisenhower was quite conservative - as later years liore mil. And Tafl's own record, on such issues as education and housing, shower! he ivas more liberal (han Kisenhmvcr on sr.cial legislation. Tatt's lirother. Charles, always has said, in lalor years, lhat brother Hob was much more moderate in his views lhan Ihe voters ever seemed (n sense. And now (he president is seeking lo sci/c a pr»ilinn lo the HI of lleagan (if only slighlly). And he probably will bo viewed as Ihe "moderate" as againsl ihi 1 con- srrvalivc Mr Reagan Actually, there arc lliose who know Ken Ran very well who say his "inslinds" are much more liberal lhan liis cnn- sliluenls re.ili7e - anil lh.il )ie would pnilialily surprise Ihc American people if he became president. Those who express Ihis view refer to Ueagan's background which includes long years as a Democrat, and ,is a Uemocralic activist in union activity, before he had his conversion lo Republicanism afier marriage. So il ir, conceivable thai Itcagan is slighlly more "liberal" th.in Kord - down deep. And Kord's leanings, by admission, are quite conservative nn fiscal mailers. Hut he contends lhal he is a moderate on domestic social issues. And he sees himself as a progressive on international mailers - which means that he is, as he has always been, a hacker of thecnncopt of keeping doors open to Ihe hoslile regions of Ihe world. What noiv happens? ff the past is a guide. Ibis would seem lo lie Ihe scenario: If, after a protracted struggle, Ford is able to beat off [he Reagan challenge, he niiiy lie able lo heal Ibe parly divisions in lime to mount an effective campaign in the fall againsl the Democrats. Eisenhower was able to ilu this and beal a formidable opponent. Stevenson. But Eisenhower was Eisenhower -- a great war hero. He, basically, was admired by those who had supported Tafl againsl him. And so. perhaps reludanlly al firsl. these Taftiles came back inlo the parly and rallied behind Kisenhower at Ihc election. In lime, most of Ihcse Tafl people became strong supporters of Eisenhower. They. too. came lo "like Ike." Kul whal happens if Reagan ousls Ford? Here the reference puinl set-ins ID be Hie lOii-l race when conservative Goldwaler pushed aside such favorites of COP moderates as Rockefeller, Scranlon and Rotnney. Those Republicans who opposed (roldu'atcT did not come back to support him lhat fall. Instead. IKOSI of them crossed over and voted for Johnson againsl (Intrlualcr -- or Ihey slayer! at home. They helped shape the big Johnson landslide. And thiil 's what would likely happen this time. Those Republicans in the middle of Ihe lefl of the parly, together wilh Ihe imlepeiuienls who vole for a Republican president if lie is moderate enough fnr their laslc. would doubtless vole Democratic next fall if Reagan is Ihe GOP rtfiiiiinee. Perhaps Reagan would c!o heller lhan Gnldwaler did. Bui a Republican presicicnlial candidate to win musl broaden his base. Only about IK per ccnl of Americans lodiiy are Republicans. A Republican must pick up millions of in- (ic-pi'mli'iils and some Dfinorrals to lie elected. And be must hold those relatively few Republicans. Reagan would not have 1'iiit broadening appeal - or so il would seem. Ford might This is what the Presideni is saying. His words are angering many Republicans wbn support He.igaii. Perhaps -- if Ford wins - these Reaganilcs may he so disenchanted wilh Ford thai they will not support him this fall Ford is nnl an Kisonhowcr. Tin's contest may become so divisive thai whoever knocks oul (he olher will have knocki'd out himself in (he process, Marchers thanked To The Editor: As co-chairwomen of the Caldwell Mother's March we wanl lo thank each of you who helped during the recent march. Each area, district and marching mother helped a great deal in showing the rest of the nation Caldwell cares, loo, about improving (he quality of life al birth. Through your concerned efforts we have been able to provide equipment and programming that will benefit the residents of our county (oday and tomorrow. We have been Sole lo purchase a life sustaining transport isolette lo save many newborns' lives. Health Career Awards are offered each year to Canyon County high school graduates In continue their education in health fields. A "Basic Perinatal Nursing" course lias been of- rnmH ir, ihn nurses caring for our nevhorn. We have supported a grant for St. Luke's Neonatal Inlensive Care Unit, where several critically ill babies from Canyon County were transferred in 1975. PatienI aid to those suffering from birth defects has been helpful to families in our county. And most recently we were able to purchase three fetal pulse detectors to be used in three central locations in the county. You helped make these and other programs a reality in Caldwell with your part in the successful 1976 Mothers March. We want lo thank you sincerely for caring and for being instrumental in the decrease in infant mortality hero in Canyon County. Marsha McCluskey Barbara Gigray Caldwell ERA group scored To The Editor: The pro ERA crowd is lo be given millions of your federal lax dollars that will be pumped into the Commission for International Womens Year for the promotion of the EllA. One of Ihc "fronts" that will be used is a group calling ilself ERAmeriea. According to the Washington Post, EUAmerica "is expected to concentrate on turning back rccision drives and to lay the groundwork for passage in 1977 by defealing opponents in slate legislatures and working for candidates who will support the amendment." Isn't it nice to know your tax dollars are being used againsl you? Thf Constitution does not give Ihe executive branch of government any authority to become involved in Itie amending process. Hut who should be surprised al such hypocrisy from ihc folks who wanl lo subvert the Constitution anyway? The EKA is boltled up in committee. Won't you people out (here please inundate them with letters, telegrams, phone calls, go in person if you can and lalk lo Ihe senators? This ERA is tied in with "The Child and Family Services Act of 1975" and is a federal scheme for creating and controlling day care centers. And the ERA Amendment, if ratified, could compel slates lo set up such day care centers. Vou people come unglued on gun control measures, land use measures. Why won't you scream al your senators over ERA? Kentucky is moving toward formal rccision and Virginia's stale senate committee on privileges and elections voled 8-7 not lo report out a resolution calling for ratification. The legislature will be in session another three weeks. Please come unglued. Mrs. "Mac" McM.mon Wilder Hills photo appreciated To The Editor: Tiie March 2nd issue of Hie Kreo Press featuring Hie great view of our hills, and the accompanying "I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills from whence romi'th mv slrcnglli" was truly outstanding' The photographer and slaff is lo be congratulated! -- Great front page! Roberta Willeman Nampa Nampa nears 'first 9 To The Editor: Jusl another note from an old limer and anolher firsl for Ihe beautiful city of Nampa. "Which to me is the best place in America lo live," best elimale, best people, "excluding a few professional politicians." And I would like lo.say.lhat "lo me" nur Mercy Hospital has the riip.st proticienl and human'ma'nagcmefifof any' hospital I have ever been in arid that includes New York, Oklahoma. Colorado. Kansas, Nebraska. Oregon, Washington State and California. And now I think Ihey have a "firsl" in America and the world. On Ihe 26lh day of February they gave a birthday parly lo an old man palient-88 years old. That man had been born in Ihe tj'nilcrt States, "of soldier parents" served The lighter side in Ihe armed forces 12 years-peace and war. lias an exccllenl character reference from said government, but is still an official maniac by order of the state and the V.A. and Iliere is no legal recourse in the statute for him to regain it. Now this year . with the help of the good people of Mercy Hospital, Mrs. FranXpiurcli an,cl(Jiehnlp of (he good Lord, Nampa will nave a first. For all lime. To give back" an old man's slalus in society, lift a cloud from some 99 direct decendants. and with God's help break (he power of life and death Ihe V.A. has had over veterans for more than 50 years. Mark Washlmrn .Vamp a Washington who? Hj Dick West WASHINGTON HT'I) - The feedback we're getting from (he campaign Irail is thai for many vnlers Ibis year "govern- menl" is a four-letter word. .Some presidential candidates are openly running against Ihe government, and those with no Washinglon conneclions are reported to have strong appeal. Which means lhal candidates now holding federal offices have a problem. They can't very well disavow their governmental slalus when seeking votes in Ihe turned-off segment of Ihe electorate. Sn they musl try as best Ihey can lo snfl pedal il. The first technique we shall examine is im old Latin ploy called Inlcrrogalum Inlcrruplus To sec how i( might work, lei us follow a composite U.S. scnalnr. call him Jefferson Lincoln Torpnrboll. as lie campaigns among workers oulsidc the gates of a large swizzle slick factory. "Ifi. I'm .leff Torporbolt. candidate fur Presider.i anil friend of the working man I would appreciate your vole and influence in the coming primary." "Torporbolt. eh. That name sounds familiar. (Lighl dawning) Say. aren't vmi Sen..." "I can anticipate your question, sir You wanl lo know if I am sensitive lo the needs of workers wljo are seeing (heir hard earned income eroded by the Iwin evils nf inflation and ever-rising laxes. "Let me just say lhal easing Ihc burdens of America's great working class will he one of my first priorities when I gel lo the While House." A candidate unfortunate enough lo be associated with government also can fu/7. il over by pretending lo be hard of hearing "Hi. I'm Jeff Torporbnll, candidate' elc." [Today's thought] "And if you tip unwilling to strvt Ihe l.iirrt, chonsf this day whom you will sm , whether the Rods your fathers strved lii (he r*Rlon b»yond the Hlver. or the cods of the Amwllts In whose land you dwell; but «s for me and my house, we will serve the l-ord." -- Joshua 21:15. "When my resolution is taken all is forgotten except what will make il succeed. - Napoleon Bonaparte French emperor. "Torporboll. eh? I'm suru I recognize you from somewhere. Didn'l I see you on a tv news sliow startling before the Capitol and being interviewed about grain?" "How do I stand on capital gains 9 I can assure you. sir. that although this is a controversial issue, I shall not dodge it as so many of my opponents are doing. "if by capital gains you mean Ihe fruits ff free enterprise lhal provide the incentives lhat make our economic svslem work ami create employment" opportunities for America's labor force I'm in favor nf j| ' "Rul if you mean the ill-g,,ncn gains that malefactors of great wcallb reap from (fie sweat of Ihe brows of those v,lio bend in nonesl toil. I'm againsl llicm " Wilh a little luck, a candidate toulrl act through the entire campaign without having lo admit he was part of (lie federal establishment. There is. however one ilisturlnnt! aspect in the antigovernmenl mood. By ihc lime the election is over nexl .November, whoever Ihe voters send lo Washington may not be able to find il

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