The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 9, 1967 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, March 9, 1967
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BlyUwvJlle (Ark.) Courier News - Thursday, March 9, 1967 - Pago Ntai By JAMES MARLOW AP News Analyst WASHINGTON (AP) — One jeneration sweats so the next one may merely perspire. The words mean the same but one sounds nicer than the other, which is the story of American- Soviet relations. Fifteen years ago what is hap- jening in the Seriate now would lave been unthinkable. Joseph Stalin was alive then and here Sen. Joseph McCarthy's Red- scare campaign was Hearing its peak. The Senate is debating and is expected to approve, despite some opposition, a treaty by which the United States and So- CAPTUBBD ENEMY fc led blindfolded toward an interrogation point by *n unidentified GF after the Viet Cong was taken prisoner daring action in the Mekong Delta region of South Vietnam. Climbers Top Ml McKinley in Winter TALKEETNA, Alaska (AP) | and John Edwards, 35, of Cleve— The first men to scale Mt. McKinley in the fierce subarctic winter were resting from their ordeal today while a search continued for two companions who have been unaccounted for since Sunday. An Army helicopter plucked three Anchorage climbers from the 14,000-foot level of the 20,320- foot mountain late Wednesday. Earlier the men, using a radio dropped from an Air Force 'plane, sent word that they reached the summit at T p.m. March 1. .: What was it like at the highest point on the North American continent, in temperatures of about 50 below-zero and wind of possibly 100 miles an hour? *. * * "It was nice," said Ray Genet, 35,.of Anchorage when the helicopter landed here. With Genet on the assault were Art Davidson, 22, and Dave Johns- Ion, 24, also of Anchorage. At Talkeetna they rejoined Gregg Blomberg, 25, of Denver, Colo., leader of the expedition, land, Ohio, from whom they became separated during the climb. Another Army helicopter picked up Blomberg and Edwards at the 8,250-foot level. The climbers were reported in good condition except for apparently minor frostbite. Veteran bush pflot Don Sheldon took off to fly the five climbers from here to Fairbanks, but had to put down for the night at Summit, about halfway there, because of bad weather. The men were supposed to have been rushed to the Arctic Research Laboratory of the University' of Alaska at Fairbanks to test effects "of the climb on then- metabolism. II was feared here that the overnight stay at Summit might affect the value of the tests. A search was begun for Dr George Wichman, 39, and Shiro Nishimae, 31, both of Anchorage. When last seen they were about 10,000 feet, not far from an igloo or ice cave stocked with supplies. Consular Treaty: A Small Bridge viet Union agree not to arrest each other's cftnsular staffs when they are in each other's country. And it is intended to give quick protection to American tourists traveling in the U.S.S.R. If one of them is arrested, American officials have to be notified within several days. This kind of agreement may not seem much but the Johnson administration describes it as part of its effort to "build bridges" to the East. Arid some have been built, but slowly. What Americans saw on Kie horizon in the Stalin-McCarthy era was a terrible sight: the twin shadow of two big Commu- nist buddies, Moscow arid Rid China, which had been taker, over in 1949. * * * Since no one could predict the American future in relation to those two giants, this c6untry since then, and under four presidents, had to sweat it out, standing firm, hoping for a break, wishing common sense could prevent war. In time Soviet-Chinese relations went to pieces, with the Soviets growing jittery as China, her next-door neighbor, worked on nuclear weapons. And in the process of this Communist disintegration, the United States arid Soviet Union, both concerned about the uriprt dictable and mar* recently irresponsible Chinese, found it convenient to get a little closer together. Any use of "close" or "closer" to describe American-Soviet relations is a little ludicrous, since they are both harsh antagonists, but the last 15 years' or- dea! has made them a little more sophisticated in dealing with each other. With war still avoided as the years passed, both cbuntries were able to do a little more business with each Other, al- th6ugh each continues to act toward the bttief as iw it had the plague. * * * There's n6 air-c6nditi6ning in [breign relations, which means if both sides sweat it out another 15 years or a generation, war between them may become unthinkable, which is not the case now. They agreed on a cultural exchange in the late 1950s, after Stalin's death, and in 1959 signed a treaty about something way out and away from both of them, a kind of faltering first step. The treaty involved Antarctica, setting it aside as scientific laboratory, free from military activities like military bases, maneuvers, or weapons-testing. In short, it was to be used for peaceful purposes only. The next step toward relations a little more civilized came In 1963 with a treaty forbidding nuclear testing in the atmosphere, outer space, or ujider water, but not underground. Now comes the consular treaty. ¥ * * j And this week the Senate's Foreign Relations Comrtiittee began hearings on another treaty, this one to forbid the use of weapons of mass destruction in outer space, although what outer space is and where it begins was not defined. : This can't go into effect '-until after the committee completes its hearings and the full Senate approves. Meanwhile, a cbupla of other girders for the bridge are being jostled around. .- Groans Meet Cut In Living Allowances By GEORGE MCARTHUR •• SAIGON (AP) - American servicemen in Saigon reacted with groans, sighs and occasional screams today to the news -that they're losing $21-million a year in living allowances. The guys out in the boondocks couldn't care less — they weren't getting it. Short-timers whose tours in Vietnam are nearly over took it casually. Others said the Pentagon was fouled up, blind, crazy or an unprintable combination . of these and other 'things. The Pentagon announced ^Wednesday that on May 1 it is .ending the cost of living allowances paid to some 31,200 serv- •icemen in the Saigon area. The allowances— ranging from $27 a month for privates to $84 for generals — were intended to help -men who had to live partially on the badly inflated civilian economy. Many men drawing the allowance were actually living in military quarters and eating at military messes. But others told a different story. "Look around this town," said one Army sergeant who didn't want his name used. "There are hundreds of guys who miss meals .and have to grab taxis and pay for all kinds of things they wouldn't have to if they were working on some regular base. It'll cost me about $2 a, day and I will really miss it." ! Air Force Maj. Lewis Raines, with a wife and four kids in Colorado Springs, Colo., is one of mose who will be hurt. He rents a civilian house and works in a downtown Saigon building. His allowance has been $73 a month. "It's a dirty shame," said Marine Lt. Col. James Williams of La Jolla, Calif., who also works in downtown Saigon. "The people who will be hardest hit though are the' enlisted men who are forced to live in an area known for its high cost of living —• Saigon." The U. S. Command has announced that almost all American military personnel will be moved to bases outside of Saigon this year.. About 1,000 troops have been moved since November, officials said, and they hope to complete the movement bv the summer. Humphrey Endures Protest SEW YORK (AP) — Some 75 persons protesting the rftle of the United States in Vietnam walked out on a speech by Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey at the National Book Award ceremonies Wednesday night. But 1,000 Others remained to give Humphrey a standing ovation. Novelist Mitchell Goodman, cne of those protesting, inarched up to the stage of Philharmonic Hall, cupped Wi hands to Mi mouth, and shouted: "Mr. Vice President, we are burning children in Vietnam and yea and we art alt rwponsi- W« ! " As th« demonstrators left their seats, Humphrey, who appeared to be calm, told the audience: "This is what we mean by free speech. I've heard that Broadway shows sometimes lose their auflienct after the first night I'maomr tebwt we even begin. Among those who walked out were several prominent authors and publishers, including Anthony West, literary critic of the New Yorker magazine; Richard Baron, president of Dial Press; Jules Feiffer, the cartoonist; Andre Schiffrin, editor in chief of Pantheon Press; Robert Gorham Davis, a literary critic; and Hans Koningsberger, an author. •* * * Most of the demonstrators returned after Humphrey finished speaking. The vice president's address was an account of his «wn literary taste, with touches of humor thrown in. He compared his preferences in books to those of Mark Twain. Quoting Twain, he said: "War talk by men who have been in » war is always interacting; whereat moon talk by a pMt who hm not been on the moon is likely to bi dull." HUBBARD And HOKE Furniture Co. 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