The Daily Herald from Provo, Utah on February 1, 1965 · 8
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The Daily Herald from Provo, Utah · 8

Provo, Utah
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Monday, February 1, 1965
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Hail and Farewell Bruce Biossat ' MONDAY,- FEBRUARY-1, 1965- rodas Editorials - , : Conservancy Board Needs Facts : 'The' Central Utah Water Conservancy District is seeking a meeting with Arizona Resources , Company to gain more information on the latter's application for water from Lake Powell.- The Central Utan group desires-full facts so that it can decide who'fhpr nr nrvf: to nrotest thei pplication. - -. State Engineer Wayne Criddle held a hearing last December on the Resources Company application for 102,000 acre feet of water annually for operation of an ultimate 5,000,000 kilowatt coal-powered -electric plant develop-' ment in southern Utah. The water would come from Utah's Colorado River quota. , . Mr. Criddle, now considering the matter, is expected tor "make s ruling in mid-February. The -period for receiving formal pro-; tests is open now. ' Board members of, the Central Utah Water Conservancy District, whose responsibility revolve around the Central Utah Project, naturally has a prime interest in this case. Taking a fair-minded View, , members don't want to protest jf the ARC use of water will not handicap the Central Utah Project. On the fcher hand, they want to be sure that the CUP interests are protected.- ...-C- They hope, in a" meeting with thcHesources Company, to reach a common ground so that both projects can go forward without interfering with each other. If such a meeting cannot be arranged nor an understanding. reached, then the local board undoubtedly will protest the granting of the water application. - M. C. Titus, vice president and general manager of the Resources v Company, in testifying at the December hearing, said more than - $600,000,000 could be invested in new coal mine and power plant facilities in the Kai- . ?arowits Plateau area of Southern Itah if water can be made avail- W f mm TTtoVs sharp f h Colorado River. . - - -The-application-- wasf iled-by -eubsidiary companies of Arizona. Public Service Company, Southern Calfornia Edison Company and San Diego Gas and Electric Company which are seeking additional power sources. . It is understood the Resources Company expects to build the ' first 750;000 k.w. power plant unit about 1970-72. The operation would go forward only for the life of the plant .(possjbly 20 to 30 years) according to a spokesman for the company. ; . We feel the Central Utah Water Conservancy District is moving in the right direction to seek the meeting with sponsors of the proposed Southern Utah development. Full facts are neeeded on which to base intelligent action. It would be unwise to thwart a far-reaching industrial development -when new power and payrolls are urgently needed. On the other hand, Utah's 'water and particularly the rights of the Central Utah. Project must be safeguarded. - So They Say We figure this is a plot of the Planned Parenthood folks to isolate us producers. Robert Sweeney, father of 11 and re- cently elected Ohio congressman, when he was assigned an office next to Rep. Hugh Carey, who has 13 chil-, dren. - - 1 VI,' 'Mi l it Arch-Conservatives Suffer Frustration If he (Cuba's Che' Guevara) came to the United Nations with the hope of closing ranks with the rest of the Latin-American countries, his speech accomplished just the opposite. Miguel Zavala Ortiz, Argentine's for-' eign minister. . Mr. alien INSIDE WASHINGTON Security Procedures Weak On Nuclear Secrets, Claim Mr. Scott Every day men and. women are dying who need not die, not for lack of scientific knowledge but for the lack of the right care at the right time. President's Commission on Heart Dis- ease, Cancer and Stroke. The righteous who seek to deduce for-eip policy from ethical or moral principles are as misleading and misled as the modern Machiavellis who would conduct our foreign relations without regard to them. Former Secretary of State Dean Ache-son. I refuse to accept the idea that the "isness" of man's present nature makes him morally incapable of reaching up for the eternal "oughtness" that forever confronts him. . - Martin Luther King' jr.,. accepting the 4964 Nobel Peace Prize. - By ROBERT S. ALLEN -and PAUL SCOTT WASHINGTON - The Joint Congressional Atomic Committee is. gravely disturbed by what it considers glaring weaknesses in Defense Department regulations and procedures safe guarding nuclear weapons secrets. Persistenr and vigorous committee prodding lhas,i produced some improvements. But the-military's security system is still deemed dangerously inadequate. " ' In the opinion -of these lawmakers, the security policies and controls, of the civilian ;A-' tomic Energy Commission are far more realistic and effective than those of the military ser-. "stringent" secrecy"" tT goard " itr Individuals having access to such data not only must undergo a full-scale background in-, vestigation, but are carefully hand-selected and have to be certified as "needing to know" this "critical" information. The Defense, Department, on .the other hand, pursues an entirely different policy in direct contradiction of the 1954 Act. The military do not require personnel to undergo a thorough background check, and access to this data is available to anyone with a relatively low security clearance. TELLING 'EM OFF -These " energy and other areas; ' '.'Some of the present atomic energy security practices within the Defense Department are questionable particularly in comparison with those of the Atomic Energy Commission.; . "Defense Department security practices classify: not only ' weapons stockpile but also fission material production among , the most sensitive information in the government. On the "other hand, within the Defense Department, design information'; of our current and future planned nuclear weapons is not considered as - critical despite the fact that the Atomic Energy CHICAGO (NEA) The politi-v eal echoes here are the noises of frustration from "arch-conservative Republicans seething with anger at the blows struck . against their cause by hard-headed party professionals. , - The' fmtratwns"IeenT bound -to grow. Ouster of Dean Burch . as GOP chairman is only the first big blow. Another, predic-' .tably, will be the dawning awareness that the arch-con- servatives have no new hero to supplant Barry Goldwafer as he recedes into private life. Indeed, for these people the largest effect of the Chicago meeting may be the slowly de-. veloping shock of discovery that they not only have no new leader but also no place to direct their highly charged energies. They are not facing up to this prospect. They are not really facing squarely anything that has happened, to them since Nov. 3. --Hours after the Republican National Committee had adjourned its Chicago sessions, a tiny band o Goldwaterites, gathered 1n a dimly lit cocktail lounge, was heard playing postmortems on Burch 's removal's if somehow the situation could still be retrieved. A pro-Goldwater westerner was heard to say: "We'd have 50 votes right ihere ". . While the sessions were on, "the corridors rang steadily with tiie fitter complaints of GOP righwinersTat;;ventswhich ; wefe-shovingjhem aside. Typi-r cal was California's committee-. woman, .Mrs. John Bowler Jr., who sounded as if shecould never, again bring herselKto support a Republican progress sive for the presidency. . Who could be a warmly welcomed candidate'Of these forces in 1968 is difficult for them-or anyone else to see right how. itert. John Tower of Texas is 8 . winger, suggests they would "have ""something" if one of , their own say actor Ronald Reagan could win nomination and election as California's governor in 1966. But Democratic Gov. Edmund G. (Pat) Brown, expected to seek a third term, would be a formidable adversary.- And it is quite a far stretch tcsay that a political noviceas Reagan would be, deserves quick consideration as leader . ship material. This short rundown underlines the emptiness of - the arch-conservatives' cupboard. They simply have nothing solid in sight. They have other problems, more pressing in some ways. Fanned across the country is the army, of Gold water volunteers' mustered by F. -Clifton White and others. Most are young activists spoiling for a new .cause right now. ; Their urgent letgrs" of appeal boil to this: ' - "What do we do? When do we go?" Many groups have speedily recast themselves in forms like the "Committee for Constitutional Government or Committee for a Reapportionment Amendment (to upset the Supreme Court's one-man, one-vote ruling).. In some communities , there may already be four or five of these. . :. . J To some thoughtful Goldwater men, eager to keep these energies harnessed in a good conservative cause, the pressures 7 from the valunteers spell -potent- -f ial, danger. They voice a strong fear that many,., lacking force- . ful' direction from the top, will satisfy their appetite for militancy by joining the John Birch Society. . -, - .. v xThe circumstance may be unique., in -politics. Goldwater , has gone back to his mountain in Arizona, which each day will seem more remote from events. - Burch will go soon.-Standard .0 under- serious threat in his 1966 GOP conservatives are turning serious Defense Department se- Commission, which has respon- curity shortcomings have come sibility for designing- and de- It won't last long, because every organization I'm connected with is going bankrupt. Norman Thomas, on receiving a birth-' day check for $17,500 to spend as he sees fit. ' - Ft Holmes Alexander vices. Two particular practices by the latter-are -singled - out by -committee leaders as requiring Immediate and drastic tightening: - , . , The almost casual attitude of the. military toward, protecting the security of .design information of existing and contemplated nuclear weapons.-Such vital data is not considered "critical." In direct cpn- under sharp fire by Senator Clinton Anderson, D-N.M., twice chairman of the Joint -Atomic Comjnittee-and nowJieaoLoytSr kev SecuritySubcommittee. The veteran congressional leader bluntly charged that while the military are directly disregarding the law in protecting the security of vital nuclear weapons design information, they are resorting to secrecy to prevent the airing of blurid-;ers and other embarrassing disv veioping uiese- weapons, on-siders it of. the highest sensi-tivity." vi-r.:-- t cAsTaraphlcustratioh oF re-election bid. Even without that, his. name seldom is heard in presidential context. Colorado's Sen. Peter fiomi-nick is the one individual whose name does ' crop, up, casually but fairly often. Yet he is really little known among the conserv- atives themselves andthas nothing approaching national status. Now and then a hopeful right- away, in obeisance to party Regularity and a future benf toward winning ways. . What remainsof the Gold-' water Movement is like a huge," rudderless transport ship, crowded to the , decks with ' troops. It drifts perilously in-heavily traveled seas, he risk .of collision or explosion is eyer-. present. - trast, the Atomic Commission, closures The Worst Enemy: Ourselves bOr the-Communists?HeAsks his political opposition: "Let us reject any among us who seek to reopen old wounds and rekindle ld hatreds. They stand in the way of a seeking nation." And Mr. Johnson, like Jefferson, was unrealistic about the state of the world. To say that we have no designs on territory that "belongs to others" is'to write off Soviet Cuba, SgMet-East Europe,. Communist-held China and about sixty per cent of South Vietnam. We certainly should "aspire" to wrench these lands - from their present possessors "who are using them for staging areas of further aggression. - Not once did Mr. Johnson mention our ovowed enemy by name, and only once with a permissiveness that was closejo passivity-did he refer to the shooting war in Vietnam: "If American -lives must end, and American treasure be spilled, in countries m barely , know, then that is the price that change has demanded of -conviction ..." But if the price was clear, the con- . viclion was not. The spending of lives and treasure ought to have a purpose. The Inaugural parade was said to symbolize the President's purpose of world - peace. Well, the troops which represented the three Armed Services marched with guns that had no bullets. Even the Indians on the floats and ponies were required to remove the heads from their arrows. These, were' security precautions, but an enemy might take them to ' mean peace-by-disarmament." Nowhere in the parade, was there any dis- "play "of the might of American arms which broueht us our freedom and which gave or -"restored freedom to Frenchifl(ir STi'd TtaliansT To "Puerto Ttu . cans and Filipinos, and a half-world of other peoples. . .President Johnson talked on January 20th as if our only enemies were Poverty, Injustice, Illness and Ignorance. This, in a manner of speaking, is saying that our worst enemy Is ourselves. But a lot of Americans must have been thinking: "Not while World Ctommunisni is alive, Mr. President." . . (Distributed by McNaught J : . SyndicaU, Inc.) WASHINGTON, D. C.-Speaking "in , go low a Voice that few could hear it" (according to Margaret B. Smith's ' "History of the First Forty Years of "American Society"), President Jefferson said, among other things; in his " Inaugural Address of 1801: "We have called by different names brethren of the same principle. We are-all Republicans; we are all Federalists." Speaking in so low a voice that "the audience strained at first to hear him" (according to the. Washington Post of January; 21, 1965), President Johnson ..said, among other things, in his Inaugural Address ef 1965: "We aspire to nothing that belongs to others.". -. Both these great liberal . Presidents, wishers for domestic and external peace, - were preaching post-election evangelism, which was not quite gospel truth. Jef- r ferson thought he had a one-party system under his own liberal followers (the then-Republicans). He thought he had Integrated the conservative opposition k (the then-Federalists) into a "brother- , hood." ' -.-But what Jefferson really had was-one-party control. The Federalists were ' defeated under a discredited leader and (perhaps like the modern GOP under Barry Goldwater) felt forced to regroup under another party ' label,, The going was rough and one-party control of the Federal government lasted many years, but never at anytime in American history did liberals and conservatives become "brethren of the same principle." If that ever happened in American pobV " tics,The nation would curl up and (he-Jefferson managed to get through his eight years withouU formal war," but he " bequeathed an impossible situation of, pacifism and accommodation to Madison, who was probably as unfit as Hubert Humphrey would be to face a foreign foe. The result was the disgraceful conduct of the War of 1812, from which a few stouthearted fighters, chiefly Andrew Jackson, salvaged ft crumbling nation. ' , Uai Jafanscov Hkft Jefferson, dismissed responsible for designing and developing these all-important weapons, rates this information or nignest sensiuviiy.' The - Navy's allowing foreign military officers to make" .-jnspectifinjMsIolnuclear submarines. The Joint Committee " has disapproved of this for some time, on the ground the Navy may be too lax and the foreign visitors- may be seeing too much. . - ' Ths Defense Department's laxness in safeguarding nuclear , -wreapons design information is singularly inexplicable as it's in-direct violation of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954. - This law requires' the military services to have security regulations comparable to those of the Atomic , Commission where, arms Information is involved. : The commission regards weapons design information as of utmost importance and imposes '-'Too often," declared Ander son, "I have seen evidence that security classification is used as a cover to prevent embarrassing information coming to light.' . . Anderson made his revealing maEtmait hi annaotkediktjHght dress before the New Mexico Press- Association. Noting that he is a one-time "working newspaperman" and has long been a "strong advocate of protecting real secrets," he v Stressed that the public has the right to know the truth. - "I have found it necessary from time to time," said Anderson, "to be critical of our government's secrecy practices. While I have repeatedly pointed out that the condition of the world unquestionably justifies certain secrecy practices, I have found it necessary on occasions during the past five or six years to criticize abuses of the secrecy system in. atomic. the dangerous consequences of this Defense Department policy, .Anderson cited the case of a former Army enlisted man convicted within the; past ear on charges of selling nuclear weapons secrets to Russia. "This electronics technicians-said Anderson, "was permitted access to classifier" - nuclear weaponsjiesigniiunnati without having been subjected to a thorough background hvT vestigation; ' The Subcommittee on Security, of which I am chairman," ascertained that the military was sending individuals, to service schools to be the intricacies of our mostmoderh weapons, wit Editors Mailbag Group of High School Pupils Speaks Out on 'Series Books1 Editor Herald: r ln regard to the "series' books"c6ntroversy, we feel agers were heard from. It is our own opinion, as well as several others we have talked to, that some of the most enjoyable reading we had in our. early teens were books such as Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys, Tom bwift, Sue Barton, Trixie Bel- cess-to highly, classified design information, although they had ' been cleared only by a cursory check of the records of certain intelligence agencies. Eurther,. the results of this check many times did not come through until the man had completed the " course." Editor's Mailbag Girl Fond Of Nancy Drew Mystery Books dvl?izardorOz, and ouWs just like these. ' We feel that this type of fun and easy reading relaxes us and offers diversion from the daily pressures. It does everyone good to occasionally pick -up a book and just read it for enjoyment. j r ' Even though we, as high "school students, are past.'the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys phase, we do not think that it is right that our younger sisters and brothers should be denied the right to read this type of book because,' as one librarian put it, "They stultify the mind." We do not feel that reading these series books has adversely affected our minds, because all "oTmiet"gc-irades7and-m6sr of us are on the honor roll. What is wrong with reading' for fun and at the same time developing our reading ability? Such reading offers the students relaxation and , balance. This makes the student a well-round ed individual. A woman educa- ifhadn'rireenfor Nangy Drew, I wouldn't enjoy reading today." Children and - teens alike .. enjoy reading for fun and not just ' intellectual improvement. -. ' . Cathy Heaton r v -y Carol Jorgensen Fred Nelson Vickie Heaton Larry Loveridge L D'Ann Allred Susan Wakefield Mary Bradford Shyrl Nielsen Camille Broadbent Provo .High School students BERRY'S WORLE BY JAMES O.. BERRY. Ruth Millett - Editor Herald: I am so sorry that the Provo library board has' decided to take away our wonderful read- ' ing material. After T am finr ished with my school work I settle down and read a good Nancy Drew mystery book and I am sure many otherjfirls do the same. "Tr So long as the library board -is-going to burn or throw away these books, please have them send me all of the ones on the - shelves and I know they will be. used by children my age 11 . years. ' "" "Z Please send all these series which will be taken from the . public. I, like many other girls, 1 would like to read them so send them "this way. Thank "you. " -. Gayle- LeRoy ' 563 S. SrdE. . Springville Now far, let's not overdo this new low carbohydrate - tietl" . . The opinioM and state-ments expressed by Herald columnists an their owi and do not necessarily reflect the views of this newt- .LJ...' . . ' ' Marriage No Cure-All She is a restless teen-ager who will finish high school this year. In June she will be old enough to marry without her par-ents' consent. - - -' -,- She is giving serious thought to marrying a boy who finished high school a year ago, and has been working for a year, - If she does", they'll marry and then tell her parents, for , she is sure they will "raise the roof" if she tells them of her plans. ... But here is the most sipificant statement in her letter: "The reason I'm so anxious to get married is that I'm' not .happy at home. My parents are so strict I am fed up with living at home. If I get married, then I'll be my own boss." . Every year a lot of young girls marry for no better reason than that they want to escape from parents they .think don't understand them, or from homes that are unhappy. -Sometimes"'"the"SS;escapeMMarr than not, the marriage made to escape unhappiness at home turns out to be an unhappy one. v . V .If you don't want to risk messing up your own life and making your parents unhappy, how about taking time to think about your future, . about what you -owe yourself and what you owe your parents? ' ' J..::.-.-...-....:. You certainly owe them your confidence". If you are determined- .to marry-don't run away. At least give theni a chance to try to understand. : ' : " - ----- rVow for your duty, to yourself: It is difficult for any girl to know at 17 what kind of man she wants for a lifetime partner, or what kind of marriage cha want,'.

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