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P«t 4 GBEBLEY TRIBUNE §«t., 5?, 'Tribune Edit of ial Page - Interpretation and Ponder So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God. Romans 14:12. ' ' ' Kid Gloves in the The House of Representatives believes in dealing severely witU other government people's conflict-of interest problems but going lightly o.n its own. It has as«iin handled a matter of this kind with kid gloves ' ' · " ' · T h i s time around the stimulus was provided by the ' of Rep. Seymour r^alpern of N«y Yqrk, a Banking Committee member. Halpern was disclose- last year to have $100,000. in outstaying bank loans ··some unsecured, and in several instances from banks ·with business pending before a federal agency 01 'TJ.qrjg'ress. The result 'of further soul-searching is only ;a ; _rnodest improvement in the House Code of Ethics 1 1 ··'·Under the tightened rules, members and some .errrployes pf the House will be required to report the source of loans of $10,000 or more made without col lateral for 90 days or longer. That is a worthwhile ·phsnge. : '" The same might be said of the new reporting requirements on hor.orar.iums for speeches,, articles or- other services, except that it lacks teeth. Names 'of persons or organizations from whom they receive such payments, of ?300 or more must be reported, bu ; -th« amount- need not be given. A congressman who ·fHts $3,000 for .-.n appearance before some high-pow -ered lobbying group, for example, need only to saj j that the fee w^ss, qyey $300. | 7 . The senate.'is r more-carefi4l about'this,, requiring j that both the source and the amount .of honorariums : be ; reported. This gives the public a chance to learn ·just where a senator's outside money--of this kind, anyway--comes from- The House should have gone at least that far while it was at thc business of firming up its standards of official conduct. Congress Confusion Shows No Consensus pf Opinion ivith the more difficult problems ahead in regard fo the war power. The Cooper-Church formula means that the Senate is not ouf to' knife' tlie' President of lake 'over direction of he' war. By MERLO .',. PUSY Thf Waihiiurton Post WApNG^-'Much'ofthe confusion. "Over ' limiting' funds *-~ th.e'waif' in Southeast Asia ilts{ from the'fari that no consensus 'has yet emerged as !q what'congress should dp. . .. ._ . 'There is strong sentiment be-escalations without the' knowl-wa,r if a congressional venture hind the Cooper-Church amendment forbidding further incursions into Cambodia, but it does not fully satisfy the growing antiwar 'sentiment in congress Behind it are the McGovern- Hatfield amendment fixing a date for withdrawal of American troops from Vietnam, the Mathias resolution repealing congressional appproval of the war, the Percy resolution designed to forbid future use of troops aboard without the'con- sent of congress and a number of others. the Cooper-Church amendment will be adopted in some form. With the modification in language so as to indicate that the policy it would write into the law is "in concert" with the President's announced aim of getting the troops out of Cambodia by July 1, no solid ground is left for White House opposition. F^r-Fefched It is beside the point to say that passage of the amendment would indicate a lack of faith in the President's pledge. It would indicate only the determination of congress to participate in the making of policies involving the lives of citizens. Equally far-fetched is the argument that the amendment might be a bitter pill, and the bitterness would be greyly, (ijtejis.): led' 1 if a hasty''retreat- were creed- on a Republican presi- denf'by 'a 1 Democratic congress: Incidentally, the effect mlghtbe It merely indicates that there to strengthen the hold "of : th? . ,-,!,., '.^ _..·-.:- -·--·"--president on the power to make should : be no more upsetting edge and consent of congress. Impose Policy The next challenge that the President will have to face in this area is more formidable. The amendment sponsored by Senators McGovern, Hatfield, Goode'U, Hughes and Cranston would cut off funds {or combat in' Vietnam at the end of 1970, although funds could still be used for termination of U.S. military operation, withdrawal of U.S. troops, exchange of prisoners, aid' to South Vietnam n overriding the should lead to disaster. The -risks of the; McGovern approach may drive the Senate jack to the' Mathias.-Mansfield jroposal w(iich would,, jjj its irigiriat form, withdraw the :he'blank check that' congress ssu,edip the'Tonkin Gu.if'reso; iition qni endorse, .'{he. an- ibunced Nixon policy of vyitti- qra'win'g .from Vietnam.." Cpup- iled with the Coop"er-phi)rco Amendment, this.wqjjld put con- jress oh record, ag^st and so forth, with a proviso that irig't.he war jn either yie'tnarn '' It 'seems highly probable that all American military personnel or Cambodia. Way may be be out by June 30, 1971.'B'y this action congress would impose on the administration a fixed withdrawal policy which could be altered only by a declaration of war or other congressional action. Undoubtedly congress has authority to take this drastic action, if it wishes, and if the tvar should continue indefinitely, against mounting internal protests, some last resort remedy of this sort might prove to be necessary. At present, however, it is difficult to imagine congress taking upon itself the whole burden of liquidating the war. Suppose that congress should enact the December cut-off date for military combat in Vietnam and that Hanoi should launch prevent the President from tak-ja December offensive to strike ts territories or possessions, or ing action necessary to protect American troops. The President has ample authority as commander in chief to repel any at- a final crippling blow at the American forces preparing to leave. Congress would be loath to declare war or order a re tack upon our armed forces,;sumption of limited hostilities. Letters to the Tribune Snowmobilers Protest Ecjjtorjql on Sport To The' Tribune:' Concerning your Editorial about "Snowmobiles and the Environment," we are compelled to state our strongest protest to the impression you attempted to create about the sno*mobiling sport and the people who participate in it! $e who ride th9 snow are first to admit newcomers who jjoin the sport need, experience in handling this vehicle. You ·will find that the majority of us are true "outdoorsmen" in. summer and winter and take an extensive pride ip our forests', park's, mountains .and 'wilderness where we play! When we are accused of tearing up trails (on the take snow surveys, telephone and power line main,tenance. arid more uses. We don't hurl the snow -- we love jl. You printed "Many problems related to the snqwmpbile are caused by people." ; ^es -people who criticize, degrade, form one-sided opinions and write articles such as yours -to what purpose we don't know. Perhaps there are a few people who don't care' .about it, but please dqnlt crucify the sport because of a blown up problem caused by a few. This is why we form clubs -- to help those without waiting for congress to act. The Cooper-Church amend- ^ment would say to him only that lin acting to protect the troops I',he could not again invade Cambodia, without congressional approval, if the Wliite House is alert to the gathering storm signals, it Southeast Asia. Under even the may yet embrace this mild re-!best of circumstances now for- straint in the hope that it mightiseeablc, the outcome of our ill- oecome a pattern for dealing'advised venture may prove to to be saved. who don't know. Safety and left hands. During tlie summer months we plan'to hold training sessions in first aid, w o r k, avalanche proper equipment, dangers, etc. and snow?), smashing vegetation. show (jlms to encourage all k n o c k i n g down fences, frightening off birds, etc; when Suppose that the enforced withdrawal, in accord with an inflexible timetable, should lead to a communist sweep throughout Indochina. Bitter Pill The .country needs to be prepared for unpleasant consequences of its retreat from getting American of Cambodia and : ound "to stiffen" the Mathias- Mansfield mandate for withdrawal without trying to force a rigid congressional timetable upon a complex' international denounement The Percy resolution looks to the future and is'not directly ·elated to forces 1 out Vietnam. It would express "the sense of the Senate that the President should not utilize the armed forces of thc United States in interventions abroad 'or any'combat activity without he express consent of the con- ;ress except where the use of such force is neccessafy, pend- ng congressional approval, to respond to a clear and direct attack upon the United States. upon forces of the United States ,hat are lawfully deployed pursuant to a treaty or other ipecific congressional authorization." This is a fair restatement of the constitutional provisions which place the war power in congress. Why, then, did Senator Percy choose to offer only a scnse-of-the-Senate resolution which the President could ignore? The policy he has stated is the law of the land, and congress will have to find ways ol getting it respected at the White House if our democracy is Fury in Moscow Shows Soviets Feel Outsmarted by Red Chinese By WILLIAM L. RYAN 'guerrilla war in which it is not AP Special Correspondent directly involved. It could reek- Soviet furv over Red China's! 011 " lat " le losers would be the initiations in Intlnchina leavcs'superpowers, who because of (ration seems to lie in the reali- initiauves in inuouimd iccm-a i- r _ . , , , , n,t* n , .,,.;n « n t;« n n n^ ;to the impression that the Rus-i^ams gcneiatcd by sucli ten- are unable to agree on ana r b t .| £ion , are unable to agre ± smarted and fear that Peking «g i m p o r t a n a n d stands to be the long-term and perhaps only beneficiary of events in Cambodia. Though they may glean consolation from the difficulites Cam- pushed into a spirnling arms race. The superpowers must worry about the possibility of a mutually destructive conflict, but China, meanwhile, can pur- interested to join us. Ibodia has created for Washing- i · till.' J -'.sue i goal of leading a third ·we. are pointed out as hazards: s exlend a pers onal invitation! to the public, the environment and creating .'· problems by T n v ^ u VI a Mr Editor letl'"". the Russians ma ' lonk "P on I ell you wliat, Mr. Bailor, ici , . Inrlnr , llinn to you to go with us next winter as a r'cnriV ii'c inn latp now. not cow. the turn of events in Indochina disaster of sorts for Mos(sorry it's too late now, not becoming lost, . encountering enougn snow you know!) and stqrms and avalanches, etc. -- shtm " vou first" hand what then you retaliate. can expect us to snowmobiling is about. See what kind of people are involved and ask you fairly -- what| tl1en form a new opinion of your GRAFFITI about Jeeps, dune buggies and Qk , trajl bikes who actually drive on' the soil itself?. What about the masses of tourists who are encouraged to come to our state ancj ruin campgrounds, tear up flowers, chop trees with little axes and knives, litter trails, etc. (their $? makes it ok for them?) What ajiout qut-of-state hunters (and in state) who pay the fee, come in, drive all over the mountains (on roads or not) tearing up the grasses and sod? Th'ese culprits do -more darnag e than, any! We snowmobilers ride on'the snow which is given'to us temporarily each, wjnter to enjoy and then lose to Spring sunshine! We 'destroy nothing! We think your article was very unfair! Snowmobiles are used by the U.S. Forest Service, the Park Service and mapy other organizations in the'jr duties. The National Ski Patrol and other Rescue Units use them for safety and rescue. A 'lot"of r CoioYado's beautiful! country requires their use as! the only means of transportation | available to feed winter herds,! too. While the Kremlin hung back indecisively after the overthrow of Cambodia's Prince Norodom Sihanouk, Peking acted swiftly to capitalize on the situation. world" revolution. Cry of Pain Chinese-backed try for a coup exploded in 1965. The real source of Soviet frus- ty of China's swift action and its gain of considerable leverage in Indochina. If the Americans get out of Cambodia, as they say they will, Sihanouk's "liberation" movement likely will seek to get up a head of steam will: close after painstaking and expensive sup port of Hanoi, the Chinese wil Chinese support. Then, all Moscow's years o It is little wonder that Moscow S^^f^i exploded with frustration. Pravda's May 18 editorial of 7,000 words was a cry of pain and outrage, accusing Mao of trying to take over the whole "national from North Vietnam but from Cambodia, Laos and perhaps elsewhere in Southeast Asia. liberation movement." Mao, - The result as of now is that t-c- said dreamed Qf a . . t China QLYMPIA, Wash. (A C. Allen Schell! kln g ''as a large section of the thal w(mld ru)e at ]east Asia] jf The sta(e Patrol issued 2500 Hth Ave C). Asian Communist movement-- i · Everett J. Hoke Rt. 2, Greeley Al Renfro 2501 6th Ave! its cry for protracted war. There is no ragweed in Bermuda. by Leary not the world." It said Maoism along with Sinanouk--ecliping; bctraycd wor , d ravo i utjon . u pekjng was ]eading thfi Minimums mum (AP) mini- requirements for new troopers Wednesday. They elude two years of college and a SCRAM-UTS ANSWERS GRAND. S-iJ) Mauldin Draws Another War The 0?ree|ey Daily Tribune and The Greeley Republican EXECUTIVE STAFF IIANSEN . i'.KO~C. KOSNKi H» JAKJ-; F.STKIOK ·"»· --- I'ill,li»hrr|IIOl:[-:i:T IVinl.CND inf! M l c r . l A . !.. PRTERSKN . Circ. Msr.'.IAMKS W. I'OPI'F. .. ruMhhnl Evory Wcc!: I)«y Eveninc hj Thc Tiiliimt-ll«IuHI«» PnlilMiinn Cn. Otdco. 714 F.ilhth St.. Oreplry. Colo. S06JI. ' Second c|a»s poslip p»jil «t Orcele? Colorado. ' ' Member A»soci»led Prw, The I» po,t News t ton. Silicic ropy prict _ Supt, lOe Snhirription prir-r---Ny mnil in Coin- Anfrlea TlmW-WMliiTClnn ^"^JJi^ ~ a 1C ''- '-- p r es? A*;,oei:Hfd. A u d i t ! appears to bo tucked into rn.ln 1 !l.l.ffl. 6 monlhi SS.O".|jilao'S back pocket. i one m r . n l h S l . S n . - By mull rmwirie o f j jj u [ M oscmv wants to make! Coli.iano. 1 yenr SiS.Ofl. one month 5I.5C. Foreign tountriei S3.50 ' per month. City c u r l i e r . 51..ifl month. Inlind Daily UufealJ rif Circulation Th« A«nci»t«l Press is entitled exelu-| r , ]rr ,, .inly t,. the ...-e ..f rfr.ot.hfat" ·.. '·'·· th« tool ntft printed in tni* r.»r,er a. '"II us ·" A P new pitch-'*. . . - - - . jl« S ;ien" to The Trib- the l:nr-.Rfpilt.lii-»n PMb- (irefiey F O R U M : leri miist d sitrnili:n?s muii !ewn- th«r.. .liil-i ^ "^'7 J"e U£,ri b, ,h,-H,h,r. r, '\M AiweK. Tim»«.W«!lii«wn P«l· T/wjmipl. .il points with Asia's Communists j and thus may find itself forced to recognize Sihanouk. Russian! . let- diplomats then would have to nsrr :h»n 450 worrh 'leave Cambodia, pefhaps not to! printed win Iretuni for a long time, while Si- i ihanouk's allies carried out t h a t 1 "protracted war" with Peking's: help. ! Red China ran consider it has | littlo to lose hy interminable- 7/i» Trov«/«rt Sofoiy Service ©1970 Most Over Investigated Incident in Military? By S. L. A. MARSHALL Military Affairs Analyst S o m e days ago, congressional subcommittee volved. hamlets, My Lai 4. and My Khe 1. which are some miles apart. Two rifle companies were in- attachments and flew (o Vietnam to conduct one more investigation of the Son My or My Lai massacre. Barring accident, it should overhead support personnel, that would count well over 300 men at the scene. written and carelessly organized catchalls ever put between covers and as a piece of research. The army must follow procedure. It did in this matter. The Ridenhour letters shook Separated as they were b y l c e r t a i n congressmen. They return a little wiser, though distance, what happened within [prodded the Department of the adding nothing to the record of i the two companies cannot be: Army. Preliminary investiga- the most over-investigated in--explained as a mass madnessition was the task of the incident in military annals. The (rials of individuals 11 spreading from man to man. Ispcctor General's office. Botli companies had a normal j By late July last year, after charged with war crimes are or average mix of troops as dealing with 36 witnesses, the upcoming. The courts on of-jto race, percentage of draftees jIG's people became convinced ficers accused of lax investiga-|and so forth. ; beyond doubt that the affair at lion, false reporting, covering! The story that one had an'Son My was a war crimes up or other dcriliction of duty 'abnormally high number of low, problem and further investiga- arc expected later. JIQ types is without foundation 1 (ion was passed to (he C.I.D. There was still no awareness and two One probe, that of the Army! in fad. Criminal Investigation Division,! So are (lie statements thalj t n a t two companies is about to conclude. The search · troops were high on marijuana I hamlets were in it. of the army panel under or heroin. There is no evidence By early August, LI. William General William 11. Peers was whatever that the use of nar-'Calley was identified as a completed in April. [colics is connected witli the principal offender. There had to When the last words are: blood-letting orgy. |be fast action as his time in written, after the courts have; Such notions are as groun-ilhe service was about to run had their say and the book islrfloss as is the thought that' out and thereafter the army closed on the tragedy at Son My, the two largest mysteries Seymour M. llersh won his!could not touch him. Of the Pulitzer prize for writing a book'isolated action to retain Calley of notorious will remain. I about My Lai because he: gathered the national im- Wlien there is no proof of forced the military to take-p r e s s i o n that one small collusion or conspiracy, how is|steps. It could hardly have bcenilieiitcnnnt was being made the it that so many Americansj awarded for its literary quality, j scapegoat -' - ----·---- could go so far wrong on one;being one of the most sloppily'episode. day? W h e n actions were so atrocious and beyond excuse! f and scores of witnesses mustj have been troubled in con-j science, how could it happen | that no news or rumor of the affair reached top levels until more than a year later? ;Chinese Dragon Now The fact remains that no leakj or smell nf Son My got to higher! By ROBERT S. ELEGANT The Los Amgcles Times Washington was not the only Dims Talk Chances Indochina Communists to" the!height of at least 6 feet. Men If the American and boutn sort Qf ruin cxpet . i( , nccd by thc with deg recs, iiowever, may be Vietnamese incursions into Indonesian narly whcn i t s 5 _ n . Cambodia happen to extend the war and make it less susceptible to solution by negotiations, that could be just what Peking wants. Perhaps the situation now really is less susceptible to political solution. Sihanouk is denouncing the suggestion, hinted 'at not long ago by the Russians, of a new Geneva-type conference on Indochina. The "protracted war" cry also! seems to dim chances for any talks. Sihanouk is acting as if Peking owned him. His speeches in Peking, the base of his government-in-exile, sound like a replay of Mao's as he pledges Cambodia to "protracted war."; 'Nations "who love freedom! and Justice," says Sihanouk,| | have recognized his govern-j ment. This suggests that those I failing to recognize him arc noj better than the "imperialists." Distrust The Russians and Sovioi-camp nations have not recognized the exile government though Sihan- ouk has asked them to. It seems j the Russians never trusted thci mercurial Sihanouk and proba-' bly trust him even less now t h a t ; command until Ronald L.! nla j 0r ca pit a l compelled to an Ridenhour wrote his letters in;agonizing decision by Hanoi's the spring ofI969. (attacking the new Cambodian The ugly thing happened on! regime. Like Richard M. Nixon, March 16, 1968. The most ironic!Peking was caught in a tri- twist is that what was done on'angular dilemma: Opportuni' that day was later submitledjdangcr, and internal dissent, to the MACV command for anj Peking contemplated a mirror award as the model operationjimage of Washington's problem, of the month. It was a model · The Chinese Communists were only of depravity and baseness. I also driven into a situation they Son My is the name of the,never sought, village, or more properly, the! Like Washington, Peking had area. There were coincidental]little choice. Like Washington, atrocity episodes at two j Peking chose to seize the opportunity, while hoping to minimize both inherent clangers and in- pearcd to speak. A meticulously phrased statement attributed to the chairman was released by Peking radio -- and subs c q u e n 1 1 'y adulation by rendered everyone ritual from local "cadres" to Prince \vaa uauyiit in it ni- ~., , , , ,, twist is that what was donjon |2ng , l)ar di , cmm a: Opportunity, ^^^7^0,!^ cadre." But Mao's statement disappointed Hanoi -- and half repudiated a basic Maoist tenet. T h e "great helmsman" changed his course. He implied that World War III was no longer "inevitable," though "the danger. .. still exists." . He exhorted the peoples of Indochina to carry on a "protracted conflict" and expressed confidence in their ultimate .victory. He carefully removed China from that conflict -- Today in History tcrnal dissent. Because Prince Norodom Sianouk was deposed while in China, the Chinese had to en- By THE ASSOCIATED P R E S S i d o r s e his campaign for except for material and moral Today is Saturday, May SO.Irestoration. Even Maoist logicjsupport. Memorial Day, the 150th day of'has, however, so far failed to 1970. There are 215 days left in i reconcile supporting royalist the year. Today's highlight in history: On this date in 1431, Joan of Arc was burned at the stake in Rouen, France. On this date: In 1498, Christopher Columbus legitimism with proletarian revolutionism. Peking was pressed hard by her protege, North Vietnam. Thc Chinese had to pledge support to Hanoi's determination to restore Sihanouk in order to sailed from Spain on his third maintain its invasion^ of South voyage to the New World. " " ""' In 1539, the Spanish explorer, V i e t n a m . If Peking nad ,, c v c a , u , reneged, its pretensions to De R u s s j ans the wellspring of "world-wide mnnpl|vpm j revolution" would have col- Hernando de Solo, landed in Florida. In 1883, in New York, thereilapsed. was panic when it was reported The opportunity to refurbish that the new Brooklyn Bridge China's fading prestige ··-- The Chinese did transform Sihanouk and his tetrogressive "liberation movement'" from a liability into an asset for their "progressive" regime. Peking preempted Moscow's initiative by asserting its sponsorship of the Indochina war. Moscow issued a personal denunciation o f Mao Tse-Tung which ! r e v e a I e d how badly the had been outmaneuvered. But the Chinese were themselves maneuvered into an implicit promise, no matter how was about to collapse. Six per- were trampled to death on obvious. Equally obvious were the danger of direct involve- 56,500 died in traffic accidenft in 1969. the bridge. I ment anil the dissent of Chinese In 1944, Allied troops in Italy g e n c r a I s . The Peoples were advancing on Rome. | Liberation Army is chiefly con- In 1901, Rafael Trujillo, dicta-cerncd with detending China, tor of the Dominican Republic, was assassinated. rather than furthering the Maoist dream of ideological C h i n a compromised. She pledged support, but eschewed either direct involvement or In IflfiS, the death toll in a hegemony through worldwide windstorm which struck East revolution. Pakistan was officially estimated at 10,000. Ten years ago: A military government was being formedlpromising to increase her con- in Turkey after a takeover by-t ri bu t i on of military or the army. jcconomic goods to Hanoi. Be- Fibc years ago: Chiefs of'sidcs, her capacity is severely state at an Arab League confer-;limited by domestic disorder, encc in Cairo failed to agree on' Finally, chairman Mao Tsye- unified action against Israel. iTung himself spoke -- or ap- carefully hedged. If they prove unwilling or unable to fulfill that promise, China's prestige will drop beneath its present low level. Peking knows that prestige is not simply "face," but a major source of national power. Prestige sustains Peking's attempt tn recreate an Asian communist bloc under its hegemony as an instrument of b o t h defense and self- aggrandi/.ement. If China's words are not believed, China's power becomes negligible. The danger for China is, therefore, her being forced to make good on her promises, however equivocal.

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