?^ational Window U.S. troops defending American way of life By Lyle C. Wilson TIZZY By Kate Osann When the fog of dispute and disclaimer is cleared away, it becomes clear that U.S. fighting men are in Viet Nam and the DomiEican Republic for a single basic purpose. The purpose is defense of the republic and the welfare of the Ameri can people. The American fighting men are on the battle line for the self-centered purpose of defending the American way of life. It is naive and ridiculous to suppose that the United States would mount a ground, sea and air war in and about Southeast Asia merely to prevent Chinese Communists from gobbling up Vietnamese, Thais, Cambodians Or whatever. Equally unrealistic is the idea lhat U.S. armed forces would be deployed in Santo Domingo today merely to prevent Latin America from being gobbled up by Commies, Chinese or Russian. Our own U.S. welfare is riding on a quarantine of the western hemisphere against more communism. That is our ticket of admission. No other cause would suffice to support or to explain Johnson administration policies in the Caribbean and in Southeast Asia. Intervention Justified Americans with any knowl edge of western hemisphere history will understand thai the story of global human relations justifies U.S. intervention in the Dominican Republic. The history of global human relations recognizes that extending outward from the boundaries of any great power is what came to be known as: A sphere of special interest. Within their various spheres of special interest, great powers through the centuries have exercised special powers and authorities. The theory of spheres of influence is well- imbedded in international custom. For example: Cuba paid in 1902 a sphere of influence price for the withdrawal of U.S. troops which had obtained Cuba's freedom from Spain. The price was inclusion in the new Cuban constitution of the so - called Piatt amendment. This amendment fixed the basis of future U.S.-Cuhan relations. A clause of the Piatt amendment authorized the United States to intervene to preserve Cuban independence and to maintain law and order. The amendment also was written into the basic 1903 U.S.-Cuban treaty. Franklin D. Roosevelt abolished the Piatt amendment three months after taking presidential office, freeing Cuba for ultimate Communist conquest. FDR and Harry S Truman led the United States down a political garden path and away from the original theory of spheres of influence. Slow To Act The Organization of American States, now so prominently in the news, substituted a collective sphere of influence for the individual interests of its members. Collectives lend themselves to dispute; are slow to act. This is why LBJ by passed OAS to order U.S. Marines into Santo Domingo. The U.S. sphere of influence in the Caribbean was best understood and best slated by another Roosevelt, Teddy. In a message to Congress Dec. 6, 1904, TR added to the Monroe Siamese twins separated in Italy TURIN, Italy (UPD-Santina and Giuseppina Foglia, born Siamese twins six years ago, today were reported in "excellent" physical condition at the end of their first night apart. The girls were separated Monday in a delicate operation which lasted 3 hours and 50 minutes. Fifteen surgeons helped. Prof. Luigi Solerio, head of the team, said this morning the condition of the two girls was "excellent, beyond every e.xpectation." He said the children spent a quiet night. The dark haired little giris had been jomed at the lower spine. The girls smiled and talked to their parents from their oxygen tents today. Doctors said they were in high spirits and did not appear to have suffered any psychological shock. When they regained consciousness Monday and realized they were in separate beds for the first time in their lives, the twins told tjie doctors: "Thank you for freeing us." Doctrine what has come to be called Roosevelt's corollary or supplement. His supplement stated firmly the need and purpose and right of the United States to exercise international police power, however reluctantly, when it became necessary among the nations washed by the Caribbean Sea. TR never was seized by a compulsion to make everyone love North Americans. FDR was badly hit by the malady. LBJ was ill of it but is recovering. TR's supplement may be paraphrased like this: What is good for the United States is good for our neighbors. He wrote; "In asserting the Monroe Doctrine (with special emphasis on the Caribbean sphere of influence)... we have acted in our own interest as well as in the interest of humanity at large." "In our own interest!" Good policy, that! Unbeatable! Regents cool toward Byrne reorganization plan • ttO tr KB. he TJI. JKi. Oi W. Off. 5 -12. "I've been reading the life of Henry VIII and, believe me, he makes most of the boys at Central High look pretty tame I" By JOSEPH FINNIGAN United Press International LOS ANGELES (UPI) —Key members of the Board of Regents have given a cool reception to a report recommending reorganization of the nine campus University of California to prevent a recurrence of the Berkeley demonstrations. The 85 - page report, made public Tuesday, has no effect unless the regents enact all or part of it. The report was submitted last Friday by attorney Jerome Byrne to a special regents committee appointed last December to seek the underlying causes of the "free speech" uproar last fall at Berkeley. The report was based on a three - month investigation by eight staff members who interviewed five university presidents as well as 100 students. It included recommendations that: —A new charter be written for the university, which has an enrollment of 70,000 students throughout California. —The university be reorganized into a "commonwealth of nine campuses to have greater autonomy and "full freedom of organization by faculty and students." —The regents be stripped of power "except those powers and authority essential to the constitutional unity of the whole." —The president of the univer sity serve as chairman of the Board of Regents, be spokesman for the statewide univer sity organization and be chief budget officer. —Provide basic broad freedoms for students, with the stipulation they would have to disclaim the right to speak for the university in making public statements on different issues. —Devote more funds to salaries for faculty and encourage development of administrative talents. Basically, if the Byrne report's recommendations were adopted, heads of the nine campuses would have greater authority and responsibihty for doings at their schools and the Redlands Daily Facts Wed., May 12, 1965 - 7 densome details, enabling them to concentrate more on over-all university poUcy. The report criticized the regents and university president for their handling of the Berkeley disturbances. A total of 773 students was arrested last December because of a sit - in demonstration at Berkeley. At one point during the disturbance, university president Dr. Clark Kerr resigned. He subsequently reconsidered his resignation. No evidence was found by the Byrne group that the Free Speech Movement was organized by Communists "or an other outside group." However, the report did note "some affinity" toward Communism by members of the Free Speech Movement. Edward W. Carter, chairman of the regents, in a preliminary statement, said he and other regents were "disappointed" in the Byrne proposals. He and committee chairman WilUam Forbes left little doubt there would be substantial modifica- universities" with each of thelregents would be freed of bur- fore the full board acts on the report next month. Regent Edwin Pauley contended that "a great deal of the trouble at Berkeley was Communist-inspired." A key issue of the Berkeley disturbance was the right of individuals to advocate on campus causes involving civil disobedience. Students started their protests when a campus location was declared out of bounds. One of those interviewed by the group preparing the Byrne report was Mario Savio, 22, student leader of the now defunct Free Speech Movement. Savio and more than 154 others are on trial in Berkeley on charges stemming from the demonstrations. "This sounds like a very good report," said Savio, who since has dropped out of school. "It represents another tactical defeat for the regents." Now You Know By United Press International •The Hundred Years' War, a long struggle between England and France interrupted by two treaties and many truces, went on intermiltently between 1338 and 14.53. 115 years, according lions of the Byrne proposals be-|to the Encyclopaedia Britannica. BULLDOZER STOLEN ACTON, England (UPD—Po lice searched today for a man who stole a bright red, eight- ton bulldozer from a builders' yard in this London suburb. The vehicle 'has disappeared without a trace. since •1925" ROOFING Sunset Contractori, Inc. 700 New York St.. Bedtandj Phone 793-3234 f„t Irtlmmtti —B »Bk Ttmi .-•'SV ALWAYS FIRST QUAUTY —^' Downtown Redlands Open Mon. and Friday Nights 'til 9:00 before you spend more COMPARE! Wo stage this show once a year! It takes that long to plan a fashion panorama of this scope. Penne/j in every way-news volue is our first must, dollar value is our ultimate consideration. 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