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·IE --July 18, 1976 Sunda\ Gazette-Mail Charleston. West Virginia FOREIGN POLICY \i Platform Bland, Broad Enough To Permit Change in Course By Arthur L. Gavshon WASHINGTON (AP) - Certain foreign policy aims outlined by Democratic presidential nominee Jimmy Carter have worried key allies of the United States, pleased others and dismayed the Arab countries. But an Associated Press survey after the Democratic convention of two dozen among the 128 embassies in Washington disclosed a consensus on one thing: The international policy platform adopted by the Democrats seems to almost all hard-eyed diplomats to be bland and broad enough to permit Carter, if elected, to switch course and change emphasis on quite a number of major world issues. "It's one thing for a challenger for power to spell out his wishes," a veteran European ambassador remarked. "It's another thing for him to fulfill those wishes when he faces the realities in office." * * * MOST EMBASSIES sent observers to the New York convention to analyze and report to their home governments on the sort of international posture a Democratic administration might be expected to take. Only a few, however, considered themselves free to provide attributable comments. A majority of the envoys declined to be identified for fear of being accused of meddling in internal U.S. affairs. Spokesmen for the Soviet and other Communist embassies declined to discuss any aspect of Carter's approach to world affairs. . The survey showed: ··Concern among America's partners in the NATO alliance over Carter's skeptical ' attitude toward existing nuclear strategy. Carter has publicly expressed disbelief in the possibility of limiting nuclear war. This strikes at the idea of "flexible response/' which is at the center of NATO .planning now. And to anxious West Ger- flu. WWtrJftti V Walter Mondale Praised Rescue Letters (Continued from Page 2E) Vet. the press has been irresponsible in it coverage of the tax rereport proposal in both committee and floor debate. I challenge them during this congressional recess period to right this wrong, and to give the people an opportunity to review this tax proposal as it is presently constructed, as well as to review the many- real tax reform amendments that were proposed and defeated simply because the people were not adequately informed as to \vat this single law will cost them. The national legislature is a pressure kettle of activity. Corporate lobbyists exert corporate pressure through letters, telegrams and phone calls, and state and local governments' lobbyists make their · views known. Corporations and state and local governments pay people to keep them informed of the issues. The public depends on the press. If the public ingre- - dient is misssing. it is to be expected that the viewpoints of the others will be carried to the floor. And during this tax reform debate, there has been little if any public pressure to enact meaningful amendments to prevent the plunder of the national treasury through special interest legislation. I have infinite faith in the American people, and in their ability to respond to the . issues they see as important to their future and security. But a vital ingredient in this public/government relationship is an ·active press corps covering the issues and reporting to the public the details of those issues. I realize that the role of the journalist is to report in asobjectivea way as is · possible the factsof an issue. I ask no more than that on the issue of tax reform. I hope that when the Senate meets again on this matter on July 19, the public will be . more knowledgeable on what is being proposed and will have had the opportunity to make their views known to members of Congress. William D. Hathaway United States Senator j. Washington, D.C. ,, A Jimmy Carter Broad Policy , man, British and other allied officials, it revives the long-discarded concept of "massive nuclear retaliation" against an aggressor using even tactical atomic weapons. ··Pleased relief among Japanese and South Korean authorities over Carter's pledge to consult with them on preserving a U.S. military presence in their area. "We have the impression Mr. Carter is keeping his options open and we appreciate that," a senior Asian envoy said. ··Unconcealed dismay among 15 Arab countries over what they see as the Democratic party's readiness to back up the Israelis to the hilt militarily, politically and economically. The doyen of the Arab diplomatic corps, Ambassador Najati Kabbani of Lebanon, telegraphed Carter and other Democratic party leaders at the convention this week protesting their Mi- deast platform as set forth in the policy committee's report. Kabbani acted on behalf of his 14 colleagues who, a Syrian diplomat said, had been shocked at what he called "the lack of balance" in the Democrats' program. A Libyan diplomaht said Democratic policy for the Mideast has been shaped deliberately "to win the big Jewish vote." The official went on: "In the United States, where money is everything, the influence of the Jews in politics is great, but we hope the Democrats will remember there can be no peace in the area until and unless the Palestine problem is settled." * * « . ISRAELI OFFICIALS declined all co- ment on the Democratic approach to Mi- deast matters. But it's kntwn Ambassador Simcha Dinitz attended the convention and has been in personal touch with .leading party figures, including Carter himself. Sen. Walter F. Mondale, D-Minn., in his speech accepting the vice presidential nomination Thursday night, praised the Israeli rescue of hijack hostages from Uganda oh July 4 as "bold and daring." And Carter has identified himself with constant Israeli calls for world action to secure "the freedom of the skies" from hijackers. Diplomats representing allied European countries, viewing Carter's approach to international issues over-all, · have been heartened by his emphasis on the need for American-European-Japanese unity. They said it fits exactly into their own endeavors for an interlocking program designed to stabilize relations with the Communist world, to help and work with the primary producing countries and to beat the twin challenges of unemployment and inflation. Officials of countries in the Western Hemisphere -- in both the Americas and the Caribbean -- also professed satisfaction with what they take to be Carter's high interest in reinvigorating U.S. policy in their region. They reported the Democratic leader has set up a panel of experts to produce recommendations for a more active U.S. role from northernmost Cana- , da to southernmost Argentina. When Queen Elizabeth II made her state visit here earlier this month, the Foreign Office, basing itself on a British Embassy assessment, prepared a brief for her which suggested Carter would be the likely winner of the Nov. 2 election -- barring some unforeseen developments which could yet upset his campaign. That tentative British view, based in part on pollsters' findings, seems to be generally shared among the diplomats interviewed. Seller: Tax Advantage son is a widower and Mrs. Howard is a widow .. . Geraldine "Jerry" Peters, hopes to return to work this week as Mental Health Director Mildred Bateman's receptionist. Mrs. Peters suffered a heart attack several weeks ago. . . Two names being speculated on in the Department of Public Safety for superintendent under a new administration are Jack Buckalew and Lt. Bob Stanley. Buckalew quit the department as a captain with 17 years service and joined the staff of Northwestern University. He recently was in Saudi Arabia setting up a police academy. Stanley is in the department's Criminal Identification Bureau. .. EQUIPMENT FOR the new $1 million cafeteria in the Capitol basement was seen being moved by truck into the basement last week . . . The FBI is said to be interviewing lawyers in Charleston about federal Judge K. K. Hall, which is routine since he's apparently being elevated to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. The lawyers are reportedly giving Hall a glowing recommendation because they want him elevated . . . Jay Rockefeller got more votes in Kanawha County than Mayor Hutchinson did statewide in the gubernatorial race . . . There's a report going around that Democratic State Chairman J. C. Dillon wants to be highways commissioner in the Rockefeller administration Political observers think Agriculture Commissioner Gus Douglass has his eye on the governor's chair after the upcoming administration . . . People are asking if it's fair to indict Sen. Robert Nelson, D-Cabe!l, who supported loser Jim Sprouse. and not indict Del. Albert Sommerville, D-Webster, and Kanawha County Clerk Jack Pauley, supporters of winner Jay Rockefeller. All three were late in filing primary financial reports with the secretary of state. Nelson was late filing his preprimary and post election reports as a candidate for the Democratic National Convention. Pauley was late filing his post election report for the convention, and Sommerville was late filing the Webster County for Rockefeller Committee preprimary report. Only Cabell County indicted for infractions of the law. Pauley comes from Kanawha County and Sommerville from Webster County. But there are other big names on the list of late filers like Jennings Randolph in Randolph County, Arch A. Moore Jr. in Marshall County and Cecil Underwood in Ohio County -- all for convention races. + LOOKING AT the statewide picture, one wonders if it's politics or justice which motivates enforcement of election laws Del. Phyllis Given, D-Kanawha, knows Jimmy Carter and is going to offer to work in his campaign in West Virginia . . . Blue Cross President Judson Pearson returned to work last week after recovering from surgery two weeks earlier at Saint Francis Hospital. .. The award for most non- news headlines goes to the Daily Mail for the one which proclaimed that Moore would support Underwood. In the political world, it's expected that a Republican governor would support the Republican party's gubernatorial candidate. If he didn't, that would be news . . . Last year Gov. Moore called a special session of the legislature when the Council of State Governments had its annual meeting in Williamsburg. Va., and that knocked a lot of legislators out of a good trip. The council is having its meeting this week at'Nash- ville, Tenn.. so legislators apparently will be able to go this year because the Governor hasn't called an extraordinary session . . . House Speaker Lewis McManus, D-Raleigh, and Del. Julia Pitsenberger, D-Randolph. met Wednesday with the Democrat platform committee at Jay Rockefeller's headquarters. They're members . . . Secretary of State James- . McCartney was inspecting voting mach- ; ines in the Cabell County Courthouse the day the grand jury returned indictments'- for violations of election laws. Pike (Continued from Page 3E) TO BE SURE, Kissinger had his problem with some elements of the intelligence community who were leaking to the press inaccurate information about Soviet violations, but the way to handle that problem was with a rifle aimed at the sinners not a shotgun blasting away at the entire area of factual reporting of SALT violations. Even more disturbing than what Kissinger was doing was his passion for concealing it from Congress. And even more dis- . turbing than that is the fact that Kissinger and the'intelligence chiefs are typical of the executive branch leadership in their determination to protect Congress from knowledge of their affairs; in their tendency to ignore the fact that, after all, the executive and legislative branches work for the same employer. I am convinced that Wilson was wrong, in thinking Congress cannot overcome this tendency. Congressional committees can probe the depths .of the federal bureaucra- · cy, and provide the information that we all need to know. But pending the day when irrational adversary attitudes between the branches are replaced by a cooperative' spirit of service, they had better be pre-' ?v pared to fight like tell. ' ' 'fiat Cat' Day Is Over, But Businessmen Still Give By Michael C. Jvue* (C) /V«N Vor* Time* Strvitt NEW York-While the day of the "fat cat" contributor has ended, many well-to- do businessmen still help bankroll political campaigns, though in a more modest fash- lion. . In earlier elections, some businessmen had poured hundreds of thousands of dollars r- in a rare instance more than $1 million -- into the campaigns of their favorite candidates. Today,, the typical gift is a few hundred dollars, or at most $1,000. "The old system is gone," Fred Wertheimer, vice president of Common Cause, the citizens' lobby, said recently, "and we are all better off for its demise." Contributors to the campaigns of this year's presidential candidates include such well-known business figures as Howard B. Johnson, the chairman of the restaurant and motel chain that bears his name; Conrad Hilton, the chairman of the Hilton Hotels Corp., and Andrew Keiskell, the chairman of Time Inc. Other contributors from the business community include Gene Autry, -the former motion picture cowboy who runs a company called Golden West Broadcasters, and Howard Stein, chairman of the .Dreyfus Corp v the big mutual fund con- 'cern. ' '· . . . * * * i HOW MUCH have'they given and why did they contribute? The amounts varied and so did the reasons. Some of the businessmen said they liked "the man," while others favored the candidate's ideology or his party. Some were happy to talk about" their contributions, while others refused to comment. Some glossed over their real reasons for giving and others were candid to the point of bluntness. The names of the executives were selected at random during an examination of contributor lists filed by various political candidates with the Federal Election Commission in Washington. An attempt was then made to interview each executive. All of the gifts were in amounts allowed under the new reform law, and were personal, as distinguished from the illegal corporate-contributions that have been disclosed iri recent years. Aitry Heiikell While most of .the executives confined their gifts to a single candidate, some did not. Stein of Dreyfus, for instance, gave $1,000 each to Jimmy Carter and Sen. Frank Church of Idaho, and contributed a smaller amount.to Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. of California. In 1968, he had been treasurer of Eugene McCarthy's campaign and had peronally given "more than .$1,000." The mutual fund executive said he would takg.a wait-and-see attitude toward further support until Carter's stance on various national issues had been clarified. * * * OTHER BUSINESSMEN were less ideological in their support. For instance, Donald J. Trump, president of the Trump Organization, a real estate development concern in New York, said he gave $1,000 to the Carter campaign because "I felt he could win. I didn't feel McGovern could win four years ago." Asked whether he intended to give another $1,000 to the Carter campaign after the convention. Trump said: "Is that per- missable? Then I will give another $1,000." / Some of the businessmen said they were more attuned to the individual candidate than to the party. Autry, for example, who gave $250 to the.Ford campaign, gives "to the man rather than to .the party," his secretary said. "He has contributed to a number of candidates in both parties over the years.'' she added after checking with Autry. However.. Richard R. Shinn, president of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., who gave $250 to the Ford campaign, said: "I'm concerned about having had a Democratic Congress for such a long time. ; There is an advantage in having a Republi- can on the executive side, and Ford has done some things I approve of, such as on . the economy." * . Shinn said he had supported Richard » Nixon financially in 1968 and 1972, and had :I not yet decided whether to contribute additional money to the Ford campaign this year. ON A MORE ideological basis, Paul B. Akin, president of the Laclede Steel Co., said he had contributed $1,000 to Ronald Reagan's campaign because "Reagan would have a better chance of 'selling' a conservative line than President Ford would." Akin said he had contributed to the Nixon campaign in 1968 and to the Wallace campaign |n 1972. Among the executives who found some fault with the campaign reform .law--, which limits personal contributions to a federal candidate to $1,000 before the convention and an additional $1,000 afterward -- was Heiskell of Time. He said he would " prefer that the limit be raised to $2,500 to $5,000 in each instance. Stein went further, saying he thought businesses should be allowed to give mon-1 ey legally to federal campaigns, as they ; may in Canada. Trump, the developer, would do away Z with all'restrictions. "I think it's a terrible; thing," he said. "You should be able to giye'as much as you want and can afford." While many of the, executives talked freely about their political contributions, a few were more guarded. Howard Johnson, for example, who gave $1,000 to the Ford campaign, said: "I'll · confirm the $1,000, but it's nobody's busk* ness what .1 might plan in the future.; That's all I have to say." An administrative assistant to Conrad- Hilton, a contributor of $250 to the Reagan.;, campaign, said: "I got in touch with him~ and he doesn't want to be quoted at all."* Other businessmen took similar stands,^ but not so bluntly. After volunteering that-, he had contributed a modest amount to the·-' Nixon campaign in 1968, Heiskell, asked! why he gave $500 to the Carter campaign this vear, said: "I like the cut of his jib.". Jule Sun., Mori., Tues., July 18 thru July 20, 1976 See our big ad on Wedmtdoy AM and PM Charleston Daily. Quantity Rightt Dove Liquid SortM' Domino Granulated Pure Cane Sugar ^4 * 13 s Off Label-22 Oz. Bottle Pork Beans With Coupon AndJIO.OO Additional Purchase Save 14 North Collins Short Cut Ivory Soap Green Beans Cantaloupe Temlertest Full-Cut Beef-Bone In-. Home Grown Slicing Tomatoes Round Steak Dairy Broughton's Chip Dips Save 10' Lb. Only the Choice Pieces Whole or Half Tavern Fully Cooked Best '0 Chicken Boneless Hams 3/ $ l 8Oz. 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