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Tlit Independent Record, Helena, Montana, Timday, February 27, 1968 Page of Comment I A Legend in His Lifetime Around Johnson City, Tex., the home town of President Johnson, Johnson is the main business. A bronze plaque on the mailbox where little Lyndon at the age of 4 moiled his first letter — "a postal customer for the first time in his life" — designates the box as a recorded Texas historic landmark. They're selling jars Df water from the Pedsrnales River, which runs through the LBJ Ranch. Rocks from the ranch sell for 35 cents apiece to souvenir-seekers. A barbecue joint has a sign advertising "LBJ Information." The Republican Congressional Newsletter, concerned that the LBJ "legen-dsers" may be overlooking some profitable mementoes, has suggested several more as likely best sellers: — Ballot Box 13 which gave LBJ his Senate seat in 1948 by 87 votes. Guest Column What's the Big Hangup? By AARS BOOKWAHL (Second of Two Columns) Herkimer, my friend who is confused by the cupper strike, says he feels he understands Labor's position now, but he says he now can't see why the comijanies are holding out. I suggested he talk with Phillips A. Ken-netha, an information officer for the one of the producers, "We wanted a state panel to look into the strike situation," Kennetha said, "but we rejected the national panel. The unions, of course, rejected the state probers but accepted a national board. It's just such arbitrary — if you'll excuse the word — behavior on the part of the unions that keeps us from the bargaining table." "Is that why you aren't bargaining now," Herkimer asked. Talk Any Time "Of course not," Kennetha replied patiently. "You see, we told the unions we were willing to meet any time and talk about any of the issues. We explained that company-wide bargaining wasn't a legitimate issue, but of course that's all they want to talk about." "Then you won't talk because of their insistence on cooipanywidc bargaining," said Herkimer, feeling he had reached the heart of the matter. "Well, the real hanger," Kennetha said confidentially, "is that they want too much money. We've made two offers but they keep asking for more." "Then you aren't talking because they Guest Editorial Unsafe for the President THE OREGONIAN How dangerously close to anarchy this country has come is revealed in the plans being made in Chicago for preserving order during the Democratic National Convention next summer. Sheriff Joseph L Woods of Cook County says he will appeal to veterans' organizations, service clubs, moderate Negro organizations and other responsible groups for 1,000 volunteers to help deal with threatened racial disturbances and anti-war demonstrations. The posse will be armed. President Johnson win not ride through the streets to the convention hall, as U.S. chief executives have safely done through most of the nation's history. Instead, a helicopter will land him on the roof of the hall, and to confuse possible snipers five helicopters will be used with the one carrying the President indistinguishable from the others. Perhaps the authorities are unduly alarmed bv the threats by extremists to disrupt the convention. But the experiences of the President aid members of his Cabinet in recent — LBJ's first public paycheck as o member of Congress in 1938 which started him on the way to his $14 million-plus empire. — A framed FCC certificate of approval for a TV station, signifying LBJ's first step toward the television monopoly he now holds in Austin, Tex. — The original stereo set which Bobby Baker arranged to have delivered as o gift to LBJ. — An empty beer can, reputedly tossed from the White House Lincoln by the President on a tour of the LBJ Ranch. — A gold-bound volume of LBJ's 1964 campaign speeches, opened to the page where he soid: "I do not want American boys to fight a war Asian boys should be fighting." — The original parchment . deed in which LBJ put the country in Ladybird's name. Isn't politics fun? want too much money," said Herkimer, feeling enlightened. "Not at all; we're always open to talk about wages and working conditions. You see, we even have had two or three sessions on local issues." "Did you agree on the local issues," Herkimer asked hopefully. "You can bet your life we didn't," Kennetha said with some heat. "They keep saying something about local conditions at Butte are similar to local conditions in Utah, and they're ail deplorable." "Then you did agree they are deplorable," Herkimer said. Feelings Hurt "I didn't say that, they did," flared Kennetha, "Can't you get anything straight? Frankly, we feel that if they are going to talk that way about the company we're just not interested. After all we've done for them! Why, we even offered to let them hang up the Christmas decorations despite the strike." "Didn't that soften them?" "Not one whit," replied Kennetha. "They insisted that we pay them for hanging the decorations and we said if that was their idea of justice at the bargaining table, they could go hang their Christmas decorations somewhere else." "Maybe that's why so many of them showed up at the Civic Center that one evening," mused Herkimer. "Anyway, now I understand why the compare isn't bargaining just now. it's because . . ." and he trailed off, his perplexed expression becoming increasingly blank. months, when unruly demonstrators have surrounded buildings in which they appeared, indicate that no chances can be taken. One shudders to consider, however, thB bloodshed that may result from a confrontation of zealots bent on destroying the American system and a thousand gun-carrying, probably poorly trained civilians. Clergymen and others who have supported peaceful demonstrations and civil disobedience as means of righting obvious Injustices would do well to urge their followers to make their dissent known by more orthodox methods. Elements of both races, from both left and right, which are not imbued with high principle, have made demonstrations anything but peaceful in some instances. When the President of the United States has to be sneaked into a city to participate in a democratic process, and when a posse □f citizens must be organized to try to keep the peace, the country is in a bad situation. The streets of America must be made safe for presidents as well as for ordinary citizens. On the Right ies from buv- Alexander jing what they want — and can flesh - tearing ammunition and exotic cnemicais to queu me mobs. But like Secretary Rusk in the Pueblo crisis, Clark wants; to "cool it" by inaction and un-j aerstaceraent 'An excessive show of force can he a provocation," says the attorney general' to reporters in public and to police chiefs in! private. Sweet and Low I went to see Ouinn Tamm. a good, gray, grizzled elder states man ot tne crime wars, now head of the International Asso-j ciation of Police Chiefs, and before Uiat a "gray eminence" at tne fBi. Tamm goes further than Clark on playing it sweet and low. Kindlv uolicemen. showing an interest in neighborhood problems and dying to get them! isolved by stationlwuse interven tion, may prevent tne riots irom taking nlace. savs Tamm. In any- event, lie says, such sum mer street names as occur wiu he fought with traditional weapons—no Stoner Buns, no dum dum bullets, nothing stronger in tbe chemical tine tnan tear gas. He tried to give this reporter snow iob. a Dublie relations treatment instead Df a candid Ibriefing, and this is typical and ^^^^^^^^^ -^^^^^^b^ Romney, Nixon Urge U.S. Role of 'Concerned Bystander' in Future Wars . indicative of the official altitude toward tbe dreaded outbreak. A guerrilla war in a dozen, a score, a hundred American cit ies is as unthinkable as a ground war in the landmass of Asia. But the initiative rests with the enemy in both places. He can start one, ana mere we are. IFrighlening Parallels The naranels are frightening, and the variations not comfort ing. In Vietnam, according to 'Defense Department figures, i we killed, disabled or captured! about 165,000 Communist troopSj last year, Due tne enemy; strength is constant at aboutj 170.000 activists. Behind them, the Eurasian population reserve ble, far too great to be contained By our umiteo manpower wim- out superior weapons. At home these ratios are re versed. The peace - keeping forces of the cilies, states and nation, backed by the law-abiding majority ot citizens, vastly outnumber the enemy. Nonethe-'ess, it's the same equation with tbe same factors of men, munitions and morality. Either we go ruthless in self-preservation, or we get bogged down in an Asian-type guerrilla war ai nome. King's March The first scheduled (showdown of forces comes in April with Martin Luther King's projected march on Washington. If it comes to violence, Kamsey C ark. the Pres dent s supreme commander against crime, set the strategy to be followed in other cities. His options seem to be: to "flood the streets with men in blue," and hope to contain the mobs by standard ponce practices: to negotiate with the insurgents for cease-fire terms; to strike a shattering blow with suns and eases, and make the Hirst name an Armagenaon. Officials here blame the press for instigating the arms race. Garrv Wills' article in the cur rent Esauire. where he discus ses police weapons and tactics, is denounced as inciting the hidden enemy In stockpile stolen weapons and make anti-tank Molotov cocktails. Newspaper stories about individual cities arming for the summer, are de-i piorea as incenaiary. rteporiers are lmponuneu to stress me preventive dinlomacv and not the preparedness. nut notn go on apace, ana truth is best served by saying Isn't It The Truth It has been said that men like to sing in the shower before an exciting evening on the town because that is where they can out perform Enrico Caruso, Bing Crosby, Ethel Merman, Perry Como, Bobble Darin or Jack Jones; depending on age and preierence. "In the order turned these are the hardest to control: Wine, Women and Song." -Franklin P. Adams In "The Ancient Three" Pate Four Wallace's Phoney Conservatism By WILUAM F. BUCKLEY Jr. We have seen that George Wallace stoutly insists that he is not to be thought of as a racist candidate, even though he has never explained satisfactorily why he was an enthusiastic national Democrat in the tradition of Roosevelt, Kennedy and John son up until the moment when tbe federal government began to mtenere with the will i of Alabama on the matter of segregation. It is not as i though, when Gov. Wallace stood at the threshhald of the University of Alabama and defied the federal marshal to carry out the court order integrating the university, he there and then repented of his former activities, perceiving lbe implications of state welfareism. He appears to be perfectly satisfied for Washington to collect taxes and remit the proceeds to the states — provided there are no accompanying instructions on how that money is to be used. He is quite prepared to accept, for Alabama, twice as much money as Alabama 'Coot If w By HOLMES ALEXANDER Pretty' soon it's eotnfi to be the summer o£ '6£, find a war as eerie as the one in Vietnam. with weird variations, is on the make! Here, in Washington, the expressed plea of officialdom to I the press is, "Please, don't write Dour. re. Ramsev Ciark. the attorney general, plays down the buildup oE armament bv the urban police forces to meet the expected city riots. He can't forbid the states and cit contributes to the federal treasury. What he is not prepared to do is acquiesce in Washington's instructions on how Alabama should run its school system, or indeed anything else that Alabama runs, that bears on the question of race segregation. What will prove especially interesting about George Wallace in the months to come is less his views (he has adopted the full paraphernalia of the conservative, even though he is a wel-farish - populist, catalyzed by his passion for racial segregation) than his techniques. Here, as 1 discovered a few weeks ago, are a few of them. Poor Schools 1. Exaggerating the South's plight. GW: . . . We had five generations of people who didn't go to school because there were no schools for black or white. All they could do is eke something out of Lhe ground to eat . . . (There were public schools in Alabama, and for that matter private schools, during the five generations in question.) 2. So's your oW man. Buckley: . . . Certain politicians grew up in the South and lusted for participation in a type of government which is distinctively anti-conservative, the type of government of which Mum's the Word On Riot Plans Roosevelt and Kennedy and Johnson are (representative). Then all o£ a sudden, something happened. The consequences of that federalization also meant that they couldn't continue in their segregated ways, and that's when Gov. Wallace was born — Didn't Vote GW: Of course, I was not even voting in Die days that you're talking about. I didn't even vote in those elections, but when you say that, because the people of the South voted for Mr. Roosevelt that made them anti-conservative, well New York voted for Mr. Konsevell all four times GW: I doesn't make any difference to me whether some prominent conservative is not for me. Seventy per cent of the people last night on a poll on the television station in St. Louis said they wouki support me. The fact is that I won the television poll on WliC in Pittsburgh tile other day and defeated Johnson, Kennedy and Reagan by almost 3-1. B: And they might have given more voles to Peron than they did to you, right? GW: That's a real smart answer. R: We know that lie got many more votes (in Argentina) than yuu got in Alabama. GW: 1 got more in Alabama than you got in New York. 3. Nobody - ever - lets - me -talk. Can't Talk GW: Why don't you let me talk on this program? After all ... I thought you invited me to get my opinion. . . . Really, I thought I was supposed to -you wanted my opinion. But when you get on this show, the man that puts on tic show wants to do all the talking. (At that point in the program, the moderator had spoken 178 words, I had spoken 26S, and Wallace S45). 4. There - ain't - nobody -loves - the - Nigra - like - me -an' - Lurieen. GW: In faet, we don't have segregation in Alabama . . . I've always made speeches in my state in which I said anybody's entitled to vote regardless o' their race or color . . . and we had Negro citizens by the thousands who voted in 1058, when I first ran for governor, and I might say, in the run-off for governor, that they voted for B: Is that because they didn't have the education you're talking about? GW: You reflect on the Negro voters of Alabama if you want to, hut I won't. One Thing You Can Always Count On To Your Good Health A Salty Taste in Her Mouth By JOSEPH G. MOLNEB, M.D. Dear Dr. Molner: Can you Isuggest what might be the cause and cure ot an overwhelmingly salty taste in my mouth? It is very unpleasant and nauseating. - M. M. M. This is a fairly common com plaint, ana it some times is verv simple. Other times not. One explan ation involves folks who sleen with their mouths j G mlm tends to concentrate by di ving. and after a night's sleep the salt content can be nign enougn to be unpleasant. Medications a so can uroduce this taste, those containing iron, iodine or quinine among them. Tooihnasle, or perhaps more commonly some material for cleaning or holding aentat plates in place, can be responsible. . Smokinc can, in some people, nroduce this symptom. inereiore my suggestions are to rJiecK l vour s eeDing nao- its; (2) your medicinal intake; (31 moutn nygiene. Tf none nf these begins to lead you toward relief from the trouble, see your physician, since this satty taste can be due to a nerve aisoraer, aitnnugn uiai is rare. It mav he that vour dentist can help you, if he detects any fault in mouth or teeth. Dear Dr. Molner: I have been having such cramps in my legs and feet that I can't si My doctor said to wear support hose, but I still couldn't stand it. I was also told to take calcium but I still have this trouble. I am heavy and can't lose weight due to a very nervous condition and diabetes. I am afraid to go Id bed because of these cramps. - Mrs. C. ii. P. My booklet, "How to Stop Leg tramps ana soot rains- snouiu heln vou. There are several methods of combatting this trouble, ana often a combination of the methods will succeed when a single Dne does not. T ui-ee vou to get hold of that "nervous condition." and stick to a diet, because it is of utmost. imDortance in controlling your diaoetes. betting your weignt UOWn snouip aisu nave a mnsirierable effect on your cramps — quite in addition to the methods described in the booklet. To obtain the booklet 25 cents in coin and a self - addressed, stamped envelope to Dr. J. li. Molner, 1 Montana's Oldest Daily Newspaper in Continuous Publication Established In Helena Dec. 17„ 186» G»ro* P. R*minnrort _ Editor D. R. Bimnoi™, Jr. . SlrtlDM* MtMStr care of the Independent Record. Soft Bones Dear Dr. Molner: You wrote that "appropriate exercise" was one oi xne parts ot treatment for osteoporosis, Just what would vou consider the "anurD- propriate exercise?" — Mrs. You misunderstood me. I wasn't talking about some special type of exercise. Exercise in general is one of the necessities in building strong bones. Osteoporosis is a softening, or weakening of the bones because of loss of calcium. Therefore exercise helps restore strength. waiiung, wasmng tne utsnes, light aardeninc — whatever kind of exercise, will heh>. But bv choosing "appropriate" exercise, I mean exercise and effort with in the capabilities of the patient. What would be "annronnate for a mild case might be entirely too strenuous for a severe lease, Hence there is no way I can give you a general rule, Get exercise within whatever limits vour doctor and vour own common sense dictates. Exer cise. Don t think that lust rest will correct the problem. See Doctor Note tu M. B.: Beinc mor bidly depressed is part of the .ailment we know as "depression," and I would suggest that your husband see his doctor. Modem medication is helping a goon many oi these cases, n it is too severe, better consult a psychiatrist.

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