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An Editorial Your Newspaperboy Is a Merchant Where They Stand The Issues of the 1972 Campaign Education Today is Newspaperboy Day in Salinas Valley and a special time to honor these young merchants. Each Californian Newspaperboy is an independent merchant. He buys his newspapers from the Californian at a wholesale rate and sells them to his customers at a retail rate. Consequently, he is in business for himself and learning all the time how to manage a business, acquire savings, how to meet people and gain confidence. The Californian has 157 news-paperboys in the city and 38 in suburban areas for a total of 195, and growing. This is one of the few jobs open to boys in their early teens here or anywhere. The boys, and their rural route adult counterparts, provide the vital link in getting community and worldwide news to some 85,000 Californian readers. All newspapers make it possible for more than 600,000 boys to earn and learn as they deliver newspapers to readers in most of the freedom-loving countries of the world. Newspaper carriers play an important role today, and will play an even bigger role in the future armed with their special training for leadership. Most of the nations leaders are former newspa-perboys, including the late President Dwight D. Eisenhower, as well as thousands of others. As the saying goes, As the twig is bent, so grows the tree. Being a newspaperboy gives a special start to nearly 200 young merchants in this area. We hope you can give your carrier a special word of thanks today, Newspaper Carrier Day, which is the final day of Newspaper Week. You may be helping a future congressman, lawyer or doctor along the path to adult success. REPUBLICANS Our two most pressing needs in the 1970s are the provision of quality education for all children, and equitable financing of steadily rising costs. We pledge our best efforts to deal effectively with both. Means which are consistent with the Constitution can be devised for channeling public financial aid to support the education of all children in schools of their parents choice, nonpublic as well as public. DEMOCRATS Increase federal financial aid for elementary and secondary education and support equalization in spending among school districts ... to improve schools and to assure equality of access to good education. Step up efforts to meet the special needs and costs of educationally disadvantaged children. Demos SALINAS CALIFORNIAN Saturday, October 14, 1972 Page 4 Bungle Debate By ED DOOLEY WASHINGTON (UPI) -Picture this: With millions watching on television, George McGovern points at President Nixon and challenges him to explain what part the White House played in the Watergate bugging. Democrats dream of such a face - to - face encounter, but there is no chance of it happening in these final three and a half weeks of the presidential campaign. The President, like all previous White House incumbents, wants no repeat of the so-called great debates of 1960 when he faced John F. Kennedy. But congressional Democrats who wanted debates curiously bungled a chance to pass a bill to pave the way for televised confrontations. If Nixon vetoed the measure, as was predicted, the Democrats could have claimed an issue of sorts. The bill won Senate approval but became stalled in the House Commerce Committee, and there is no chance that Chairman Harley O. Staggers, D-W.Va., will allow it to be sent to the House floor in the last hours of this session. Some Democrats privately suggested that refusal by the House leadership to back Staggers in a 1971 fight wath CBS President Frank Stanton may have caused Staggers to keep the bill bottled up. Speaker Carl Albert supported the bill to allow broadcasters to make free time available to major party candidates for President and vice president without making equal time available to minor candidates. Alberts position didnt budge Staggers but he maintained that failure to report the bill had nothing in the world to do with his unsuccessful effort to cite Stanton for contempt of Congress last year. We just never had time to get to it, said Staggers of the measure passed by the Senate last March. However, sources in the House say Staggers has not forgiven the Democratic leadership for opposing his efforts to cite Stanton for contempt after he refused to turn over outtakes from the CBS television documentary The Selling of the Pentagon. The proposed revision could have meant a bonanza for the financially hard-pressed McGovern campaign. It permitted major party candidates maximum flexibility to choose the format for their free time which Senate sponsors insisted would not force a candidate into debate. Remember When? 50 YEARS AGO It was reported in semi-offi- cail dispatches last night that Germany might soon announce to the allies her inability to continue her cash payments in preparations for some time. 20 YEARS AGO Monterey County ranks 17th in the state with 55,168 eligible voters. These are 29,858 Democrats, 23,480 Republicans, 33 Independent Progressives, 13 Prohibitionists, 1,688 declining to state and 96 miscellaneous. 10 YEARS AGO The Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) announced early today that the high altitude nuclear test scheduled for today in the Pacific has been postponed for 24 hours because of unfavorable weather conditions. "Let's Get This Act Together!" Affairs of State Friends of Mammoth Causes California Panic By PHIL HANNA SACRAMENTO (CNS) - What started as a seemingly innocuous lawsuit by an organization called the Friends of Mammoth against the Mono County government has resulted in a major scare to builders and developers of private projects and to organized labor as well. Property owners, businessmen and others at Mammoth Lakes formed Friends of Mammoth some time ago. These well meaning people wanted orderly growth and development in their community. What resulted is a near panic condition on the part of state lawmakers and those concerned with construction. The State Supreme Court ruled last month that state and local governmental agencies must file a written environmental impact statement on applications for private as well as public construction projects that may affect the environment. Jurists based their opinion on the State Environmental Quality Act which was signed by Gov. Ronald Reagan in 1970. There were some cool heads, but not many. Author of the 1970 bill, Assemblyman John T. Knox, D-Riehmond, said he did not think industry and labor would be harmed and that changes could be made in the law when legislators reconvene the 1972 session on November 8. Here is what others had to say. Atty. Gen. Evelle J. Younger supports the court ruling. The preparation of environment impact statements concerning proposed private projects is needed now and in the future to help properly preserve our environment. Younger did ask for gear up time so that government and the building industry can properly meet requirements. The State Chamber of Commerce nearly came unglued because, directors said, the decision will affect all taxpayers not just the construction industry. The court opinion concerns virtually every citizen in California since few private activities are not covered by one or more licenses or permits, according to George Sawyer, Chamber general manager. The creeping paralysis of the economy, Sawyer said, will eventually be felt by hundreds of thousands of other Californians in manufacturing and supply enterprises related to construction. He pointed out that private construction last year added $7 billion to the state economy. Taking issue with Younger was Assembly Speaker Bob Moretti D-North Holly wood. He wants the attorney general to support a petition for rehearing of the decision. It is my understanding that in enacting the State Environmental Quality Act the legislature did not intend to require a complete environmental report on all actions of local government. Instead it was intended that the law apply only to those extraordinary cases where local actions would clearly have a significant effect on environmental quality, Moretti said. Reagans cabinet met to consider the problem. Although the governor was absent, Lt. Gov. Ed Reinecke took the lead and initiated some action. I am extremely concerned that the plain language in the law has been ignored by the court, Reinecke said. The legislature and the governor did not intend for the law to bring Californias construction industry to a grinding halt, forcing thousands of workers off their jobs by stopping hundreds of construction projects. Sen. Donald L. Gronsky R-Watsonville was also on record calling for a special legislative session immediately to make changes in the environmental law. He said he thought emergency legislation could be processed in a day or two. Co-author of the environmental legislation, now Supervisor Pete Schabarum, repeated the charge that the court oversteps the intent of the legislative package. On one hand, all levels of government are subject to Litigation if they do , not meet the mandate as enumerated in the Supreme Court decision by way of complying and obtaining environmental impact reports. On the other hand, undue exercise of our police power and the word undue is obviously undefinable as it relates to this matter at this time leaves local levels of government liable, Schabarum said. There is no question but that lawmakers will look into the problem when they return to Sacramento next month . . . and it can be predicted that theyll move fast. Lacking legislative changes in the Environmental Act, each and every project on the architects drawing board will be subject of close scrutiny not just by government but by every obstructionist and preservationist in California for some loophole through which they can cause trouble. Speedy action on the part of Governor Reagan and lawmakers is expected. Jack Anderson What Henry Says to Nixon WASHINGTON Every day, likely risk war for Syria, Iraq coded messages flood into or any other Arab country. The positions above were extracted by NEA from the official 1972 platforms of the Republican and Democratic Parties. Public Forum Californian readers are encouraged to express their views in letters to the editor. Letters should be limited to not more than 500 words and no writers name will be withheld except where extenuating circumstances are indicated. Every communication intended for publication in the Californian's Public Forum must be signed and contain full street address and phone number to permit verification. Anyone signing a false name and address to a letter is liable to criminal prosecution. No anonymous letters will be considered. No more than two letters per month will be published from any one individual. Washington from our embassies, military commands and intelligence outposts all over the world. The most urgent telegrams are funneled into Henry Kissingers command post in the White House. Digests of overnight intelligence reports are delivered each morning to President Nixon. From sources with access to this intelligence flow, here are some recent highlights: New Offensive? Privately, Henry Kissinger is optimistic about the prospects of a ceasefire in Vietnam. Yet intercepted messages indicate that North Vietnam is preparing for a renewed offensive. Our military intelligence has found no trace, however, that Russia has replaced the tanks and artillery the North Vietnamese lost in their spring offensive. They were able last spring to sneak heavy hardware into South Vietnam virtually undetected. But the best available intelligence suggests that both Russia and China have cut back military shipments to North Vietnam. Hanois military preparations, therefore, may be for a limited attack upon a political target, perhaps even Saigon itself. But no one really knows whether the guns will be silenced or booming when the voters go to the polls on November 7. Soft on Thieu Hanoi may be softening slightly on its arch enemy, President Thieu. In the secret truce talks, North Vietnams Le Due Tho has emphasized that the Saigon regime must be dismantled and replaced by a tripartite government dominated by neither side. But he has indicated that Saigon can choose anyone it wishes to the new government, that neither side should have a veto over the others appointments. The implication is that Hanoi would not object if Saigon appointed the hated Thieu as a member of the tripartite government. Maos Vow Chinas supreme ruler, Tao Tse-tung, told visiting Japanese Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka fiercely that the Chinese would resist to the death any encroachments by Russia. A CIA report on the secret Mao-Tanaka talks quotes old Mao as saying China would sacrifice its own people to prevent Soviet domination. He cited the fate of his former heir apparent, Lin Piao, who died in a plane crash fleeing to Russia after attempting a pro-Soviet coup against Mao. Chous Opposition The Central Intelligence Agency reports that Chinese Premier Chou En-lai is still encountering opposition inside Pekings ruling circle. Chous opponents are upset over his policy of detente with the United States, Japan and the West. They contend that the detente has hurt Chinas credibility with revolutionary forces around the world. Soviet Shipments A classified State Department analysis charges that Israels forays across her borders against the Palestinian guerrillas have given the Soviets a pretext for strengthening their foothold in Syria and Iraq. Military shipments have been sent not only to Syria and Iraq but to the Palestinian guerrillas directly. Contrary to press reports of a Soviet airlift to Syria, however, the airlift consisted of only four transport planes which have ceased to make regular deliveries. But the shipments, though no more than token military aid, have had the effect of strengthening Soviet bonds with the Arab hotheads. The analysis concludes, nevertheless, that Russia wouldnt African Wildman The efforts to placate Ugandas wildman, General Idi Amin, appear to have backfired. He has ordered the Asians, who had become the backbone of Ugandas economy, out of the country. He has made impossible demands upon neighboring Tanzania. He has made and broken promises to visiting mediators. He has imposed harsh martial law upon his country, charging that Tanzania, India and even Britain are planning to invade his small country. For the sake of black African solidarity, a host of black African leaders have made pilgrimages to Uganda to placate General Amin. But a CIA report suggests all this attention has merely enlarged his ego and made him more difficult than ever. Castro Uncouth Intelligence reports acknowledge a rise in anti-U.S. feeling throughout Latin America. But, apparently, Cuban dictator Fidel Castros attempts to exploit U.S. unpopularity for his own purposes have failed. A typical message from our defense attache in Ecuador, where Castro visited last year, describes the top Ecuadorean military brass as anti-U.S. but also anti-Castro. The message quotes them as calling Castro uncouth and not the great leader that many people consider him to be. Backs Prop To the Editor: Regarding your editorial Where Will Rising Costs Stop (Oct. 10), you make reference to Propositions 15 and 16 as warnings of rising costs. First of all, I would like to point out that, although the two propositions sound very much alike, they are distinctly different. Proposition 15, sponsored by the Calif. State Employees Association, would provide pay raises for ALL state employees, numbering over 150,000. Proposition 16, on the other hand, would apply only to the states Highway Patrolmen, who number less than 6,000. Proposition 16 is unique in that it will NOT cause a tax increase of any type as implied by your editorial. It sounds too good to be true but heres how it works: Every year registration fees are paid for each of the millions of cars and trucks in California. When this money is received in Sacramento it is put into a special account called the Motor Vehicle Fund. By law, this money can be used only for certain highway related items. Included in these is the budget for the Highway Patrol. For many years the Motor Vehicle Fund has been show' ll (CHP) ing a large surplus. As of June 30, 1972, as reported in the governors budget, the surplus was $45,590,098 after transferring $68,000,000 to another fund to be used for road building. The pay increase which would be provided by Proposition 16 W'ould be totally absorbed by only a small amount of that surplus. Proposition 16 is on the ballot only because the state has been lax in its expressed policy of equal pay for its employees compared to non-state jobs. In November, 1971, the State Personnel Board, responsible for setting salary levels for most state employees, reported Highway Patrolmen to be 15 per cent behind the going rate paid other police officers in the state. Currently, at least 44 local police agencies in California pay their officers more than a Highway Patrolman receives. The Patrol is losing good men to these higher paying departments. Proposition 16 would correct this injustice by making the Highway Patrolmans salary equal to the other large agencies in the stale. Its only fair! We cant afford to lose our Highway Patrolmen. Your life or mine may depend on them at any moment. Marian Ruhling Salinas Sacramento Scene By Capitol News Sen ice Cuba-Panama Friendship A secret CIA cable, reporting on a conversation with a Cuban intelligence officer known only as Alfredo, quotes him as saying that the Cuban government generally supports the PJG (Panamas military junta) and General Omar Torrijos, the head of Panama, but wants to find ways to encourage Torrijos to move further to the left. Alfredo suggested that . . . leftists in Panama form a Panama-Cuba Friendship Society, which could promote fnendship with Cuba, put pressure on Torrijos from the left and possibly be used as the center for certain unspecified Cuban activities. Burreson Investment Co., Burreson Realty, Inc. and the Pyramid Land Co. have been hit with a cease and desist order issued by Robert W. Karpe, California real estate commissioner. Corporations and their officers have been ordered to stop public solicitation of investments in various real estate syndicate securities. Karpe said, If and when the syndicators file with my office and qualify their offering under the provisions set up by law, I will issue permits to allow them to olfer their securities, but not before that. A U.S. Justice Department suit against the states of California and Nevada has been called preposterous and self-serving by Assemblyman Eu gene A. Chappie, (D-Colo. The suit was filed ostensibly in order to obtain sufficient water to maintain the level of Pyramid Lake which is located on the Paiute Indian Reservation. I agree that the Pyramid Lake Indians have a right to assert their claims to waters of the Truckee River in court but this suit filed against California and Nevada is nothing more than a red herring designed to cover up mismanagement and misuse of the waters of the Trockee-Carson River system by other federal agencies. Chappie declared. California Libertarian Party is considering a lawsuit against county clerks in Placer and Butte counties for refusing to allow citizens to register Libertarian. A party spokesman said, We started getting complaints about 10 days ago that the county clerks were attempting to preserve the Democratic Party as the dominant party in their counties. Weve written to the Secretary of State, Edmund G. Brown, Jr., but to date he has ignored our request for help. Anyone who has the idea that helicopters can ever be a safe way of getting around a battlefield is crazy . . .The Communist have had years to learn to shoot us down and harass us, and theyre good students. American helicopter pilot in Vietnam. Berry's World "Watch! As soon as I've paid for this they'll establish a national health insurance system." SALINAS CALIFORNIAN Continuing Salinas index (Est. 1871), Salmas Doily Journal and Salinas Morning Post Second Class Postage Paid at Salinas, Calif. Alltel and Church Streets, P. 0. Box 1091, Salines, Calif. 93901 - Phone: Area Code 400, 424-2221 Francis H. Cislini, President Robert L. Huttenhoff, Publisher Horry A. Nordwtck, Managing Editor Jock W. Skinner, Advertising Director James M. Harden, Circulation Manager William 0. Johnson, Composing Foreman A 5peidel newspaper published afternoons except Sunday by Salinas Newspapers Inc SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier $3 00 per month. By motor route or mail, payable in edvonce, one month S3 04, three months $9 00, six months $18 00, one year $36 00. I'm not going to be on will call for the prisoners. Gov. Marvin Mandcl of Maryland, announcing after mediating two prison distrubances that he will no longer play that role.

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