Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on June 2, 1970 · Page 3
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Greeley, Colorado
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Tuesday, June 2, 1970
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Sen. Smith Warns Against New Era of Right-Wing Supression By SPENCER RICH Th« Washington Po*t WASHINGTON - Sen. Marg. arcl Chase Smith (R-Maine). speaking 20 years to the day after her "declaration of conscience" against the tactics of the late Sen. Joseph McCarthy (R- Wis.), warned Monday that a new era of right-wing repression could occur in the United States It could come, she said, in read ion to the "anti-Demucralic arrogance and nihilism from the political extreme left." Likening the current atmosphere to that which prevailet a generation ago when McCarthy's communist-hunting meth ods threw the nation into tur moil, Mrs. Smith told the Sen ate, "we had a national sickness then from which we recovered We have a national sickness now from which I pray we, will recover." Tn what could best be described as a plea for a return to civilized public discourse, Mrs, Smith struck out at "militant intellectuals" guilty of "refusing to listen while demanding communication" and at "the way the campus has been made rendezvous for obscenity, foi trespass, for violence, for arson and for killing." She praised the "candid anc justified defense of our government" by administration spokes men but added that "some of the defense has been too extreme and unfair and too repeti live." Asked if she were re ferring to Vice President Agnew, she responded, "I'm no' going into personalities; I may later on if it continues." Dramatic Speech Mrs. Smith's 1950 speech against McCarthy was one o the most dramatic in Senate history. McCarthy, riding the communists-in-government is sue hard in the atmosphere o the cold war, had risen to na tional attention as a result o his sensational charges and was COMPLETE BUILDING SERVICE \ MURPHY LUMBER deeply feared by members of both parties. Without naming h i m , Mrs. Smith in the 1950 speech attacked McCarthy for making un- Founded charges and for character assassination. She survived a later attempt by McCarthy backers to purge her from the Senate, she recalled Monday. The Maine senator's thesis Monday was that the extremism of the political left confronted Ihe country with a choice between "anarchy and repression," and that given such a ihoice, the nation would choose repression because "repression is preferable to anarchy and nihilism to most Americans." Mrs. Smith's address was the only major speech Monday in a arief Senate session in which debate continued on the Cooper- church amendment, denying Funds for further U.S. operations in Cambodia after July 1. The Senate will vote Wednesday on an amendment by Sen. Bob Dole (R-Kan.) which nullifies the administration-opposed Cooper-Church amendment by permitting the President to ignore its prohibitions at any time U.S. citizens are held as prisoners by North Vietnamese n Cambodia. The Cooper-Church forces believe they have the votes to beat the Dole amendment, and Senate Majority Whip Edward M. Kennedy (D- Mass.) predicted the Cooper- Church amendment would pass when it finally gets to a vote, TV Speech Other senators, however, said the President's Wednesday night television report on Cambodia might swing public opinion and with it some Senate votes in his favor. Sen. John J. Williams (R- Del.) Monday introduced an amendment to eliminate from the foreign military sales bill, to whch the Cooper-Church amendment was attached by the Foreign Relations Committee, a $600 million authorization for credit sales of military equipment (o other nations. This would force the administration to get approval from Congress for eacli proposed credit sale, instead of using the $600 million. In the House, Rep. Charles A. Vanik (D-lnd.) said he would take to the floor on Wednesday his fight to hold the new national debt ceiling ot $389 billion instead of the $395 billion sought by the administration. He wants he $6 billion difference cut from planned military spending. In a related development, Sen. Charles E. Coodell (R- S.Y.), apparently looking ahead lo the President's Wednesday night speech on Cambodia, predicted the administration was readying a "tremendous public relations effort" to justify the Cambodia operation. In a similar statement, Sen. George D. Aiken (R-Vt.) said, 'Our invasion of Cambodia has wen called 'successful' because we captured blank pounds of rice, x number of rifles and rounds of ammunition and 600 Bicycles. National morale, administrative credibility and justification for the war are all subordinated lo the numbers game." Farm Aid Highest WASHINGTON -- Last year a record $587.9 million in credit assistance was advanced by the Farmers Home Administration to help more than 61,500 rural families get new or improved housing. _RECEIVES DOCTORATE -- JWichael W. Flannigan, director of counseling for the UNC Laboratory School, was one of 30 persons receiving d o c t o r a t e s from t h e U n i v e r s i t y of Northern Colorado last Saturday. A native of Illinois, Flannigan received earlier degrees from Springfield Junior Colle" 0 , University of San Diego and Illinois State U n i v e r s i t y He was a counselor in Wauconda, III. before moving to Greeley in 1967. (UNC photo) THE LOCKHORNS 'EVERY MEAL'S THE SAMP-.-ONE CANWEP THIN6 AFTER ANOTHER!" U.S. Using an Obsolete Bomb To Make Jungle Chopper Pads By JACK FOISIE The Los Angeles Times SAIGON - Hours before the 'irst American troops went into he Fishhook region of Cam- sodia, three 15,000-pound bombs dropped by parachute blasted out helicopter landing zones in the thick jungle. The flattened area also provided forward supply bases for motorized infantry as they be- Then came the need to rig the blockbuster bomb for parachute drop so that the cargo plane could be far enough froir the target before the massive detonation occurred. The solution was to rig the bobms--as big around as gar bage cans and 10 feet long with pointed noses -- with two chules apiece. The first would pop open to catch the plane's prop *an their sweeps through the!blast and so drag Ihe bomb Fishhook on a search for the North Vietnamese political-military headquarters, called COSVN, and for the enemy's caches of supplies. Like so many other innovations by the U.S. military in the Vietnam war, the use of the big bomb -- bigger than the blockbusters of World War II-for clearing ground combines thriftiness and ingenuity. The bombs were available, surplus to Air Force needs. The challenge was to find a use for them in Vietnam. For the original experiments conducted under the code name Commando Vault, 10,000-pound bombs were used. They had been produced for the B-36 bomber of the early 1950s. When those bombers were retired, the big bombs were placed in storage. When tests began in late 19G8, the immediate problem was to find an aircraft which could drop the big bombs. The B-52, already in use in Vietnam, would have required substantial modification of its bomb bay, which was designed to release clusters of lillle bombs but not the single big one. Cargo Plane So the C-130 Hercules transport, usually a cargo and troop- carrying plane, was pressed into lying on its side, from the bell) of the aircraft. The main chute then would open, straighten up the bomb and cause it to des cend accurately and slowly. I n i t i a l tests of Command! Vault were not satisfactory. Thi big explosion leveled the jungli to create a circular opening but the blast also left a crater hardly a suitable landing pat for a chopper. Dorn jungle. The American lommand here has tried for 'ears to kill off nature's lush 'reenery in an effort to get nt he enemy who lives beneath the protective canopy. First there were attempts to :reate forest fires through fire bombing, but while the jungle was hot it was also humid. Then came the era of massive defoliation, with a squadron of planes working year-round at he job. But while some terrain was turned brown, after .he seasonal rains came, nature made a quick recovery. Besides, defoliation was controversial. It damaged rubber trees and other crops and provided the enemy with a propaganda line which he exploited. The newest assault is with giant earth-moving machines, specially built exlra-heavy tractors with blades so rugged and engines so powerful that even the biggest tree can be uprooted and bulldozed aside. University Curtailing Admissions TUBS., June 'i, 1970 (iHEEl-EY TRIHUNE Page 3 ,, . f Angela Davis Case May Have Some Unwanted Repercussions By NOEL GREENWOOD The Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES - A hers -- most of the faculty -this week. Although a mail ballot usual- mood of faculty resistance isl'y m e ans defeat for such a developing at the University o f i ' o u 1 1 sland there are mdica- California at Los Angeles over the Angela Davis case, and it may have repercussions that nobody bargained for. Two weeks ago. University of California regents blocked chancellor Charles E. Young »l U »t tCIVd tB*Ji ^ I l l V t l O I U V l - . ]., California regents blocked;academic crcd.l stand, there are indica- linns this cnu may be ratified. The senate proposal declares that the faculty will provide Miss Davis with her salary, a place to teach on campus, and academic credit for her students in the event she is fired \,uaii\,i;iivsi. \siim it o J~j, i vfun^ i , _ , from reappoinling Miss Davis.! v . . l c f o n , . , i _ _ ...'! _?...·_., _.__! _ . , Herbert i the avowed communist and acting professor of philosophy, lo her teaching job. Now it has become clear that Herbert Morris, law professor who authored the senate proposal, says: What we would, in effect, be .Now it has become clear that doi is slanding in the doorway the regents action hit a sen?i- d 6 s a v i n g ., our conduct, live faculty nerve and has stir- wc ^asclo allow you (the re- red the faculty lo protest. you gents) to engage in improper Young went before regents £ onducl · with the results of an exhaus-l ]f M j ss Davis is f ire( j ; L jive, academic review by facul-! wou , d a j most cer(ainly lead to ty and administrators of Miss, censure of UCLA a n d nnssib]e iDavjs - a review thai found me m t i r e uc tem by the 'her qualified to leach another ' American Assn. of University Professors ( A A U P ) , a presti- Since university housing isl a n ( j year at UCLA. But regents, who have hneniginus'national academic brgan- i offended by Miss Davis' polticsij za ij 0 n. filled to capacity, admissions counselors at the University of Northern Colorado have cur- lailed (he acceptance of some applications. Gary E. Miller, director o! admissions, announced that the University will no longer accept freshman applications from out- of-slate or foreign residents. Applications will be accepted, however, from in-stale freshmen who can commute to the campus or who are willing lo weren't impressed. They look LONDON -- Oil companies the matter out of Young's hacids| wan t fixed gasoline prices here- and are expected to fire Miss a [( er Davis at their June 19 meeting. This defect was overcome by adding a three-foot fuse to the bomb nose, the pipe-like extension causing the bomb nate above ground, give assume their own responsibility for finding housing. Applications f o r militant speech-making, j · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · A * * To an increasing number of UCLA professors, the regents' action has turned the Davis case into a new and crucial struggle over faculty authority. An unprecendented faculty- wide petition urging regents "to withdraw from a course so fraught with peril for the fu- lure of (his university" is apparently getting heavy support, transfer! Tne petition accuses (he re- to deto- studcnfs will continue lo boj g e n ( s of "summarily suspend,-e morei acce P te1 nlso wiltl lhc u n " d i n g the powers of admitiisira-| ' Jii$T DUPLICATING ...BUT... i,, QUALITY L OFFICE PRINTING!, lateral blast effect and ; 1V oidi derslanclm S that lhe i' must f l n d ;iivc offices and intruding upon! causing a deep crater. off-campus housing. The UNCj l h e pr0 cess of evaluation of I Student Housing office willi academic qualifications by deep i Instant Pads More than 160 of these 10,000 pounders have blasted gaps in the Vietnam jungle, making "instant" chopper set-down points that were later enlarged and fortified as advanced artillery bases. Early this year, with the old bombs in dwindling supply, a bomb with 15,000 pounds of TNT and casing began arriving from munitions plants. Its blast is even more effective, and engineers who move into the bombed area to clear out free stumps and debris find little work to do. There is another contest under way between American mechanical muscle and the stub- to assist transfer I peers w hj c h is essential to a students in finding suitable g rea t university." housing. | rj a vi d Wilson, political sci- For the second year in a row,jence professor active in ihe housing will be critical for UNCjpetition drive, said a "fair students quarter. . .._ .. . ,, ... were filled to 107 per cent o f ] o f UCLA's 2,000 faculty mem- capacity causing overcrowdedjbers may finally sign it. rooms and hallways. To avoid! ··] think some regents may a further problem, the | be under the feeling that a f a - j university will no longer accept cully 'silent majority' supports i applicalions for student housing them," says Wilson. "The pur- on campus. [pose of ihis is (o show them University officials are asking'lhal is not true." , ents. 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