Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on November 7, 1967 · Page 9
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50 Years Since Red Power Grab By JAMES MARLOW [ (AP News Analyst) WASHINGTON (AP) - A month before the Russian revolution 1 ,; of 1917 Lenin,, who had dreamed of just that; was thinking he might .never see happen in his. lifetime. , This wasn't the only contradiction in what followed. Lenin's Bolsheviks were only a small minority, numbering perhaps 25,000 and with no plans for a takeover, at that time in March, 1917 when Gzar Nicholas II was forced out and more moderate forces took over. In the months that followed Lenin built up support, particularly among factory workers in Moscow and St. Petersburg, while the opposition remained split, disorganized, confused, and in some ways stupid. The far better organized Bolsheviks, believing their chance was then or never, made their daring grab for power on Nov. 7, 1917, 50 years ago tomorrow. They have held that power since. The direct causes of the upheaval were Russian disaster in World War I, a-nightmare of economic -hardship, and Western influence which for more than 50 years had been penetrating Russian thought with democratic ideas. Ait that time Russians simply loved their homeland which had bee|n harsh and brutal on all of them except the elite: Now they love it and are proud of it, with good reason in a limited sense. Russia was abuot 100 years behind the West industrially in 1917; now it is second only to the United States. From a nation almost medieval in many ways in 1917. it has become one of .the world's two super-powers. From a nation whose czar was getting advice from • so-called mad monk, Raspu- tin, Russia has penetrated space. The reason for that is that the Soviets have striven ' for excellence in science and technology. $ut at the same time they have tried to wipe out illiteracy and educate the masses. Living conditions don't compare with the West if only because the Soviets, have concentoa^^on^lg- dustr^"aM'hiegiectedl^olniumer goods. Nevertheless, politically the Soviet Union belongs back in another age. It is,, despite all the things that may be said in its favor, a political despotism. The people have no sense of democracy or self-rule. , But, foivthat matter, throughout their history they never did. And under Stalin, who executed almost all his old Bolshevik contemporaries, the Soviet Union had one of the worst terror reigns in history. By simply surviving it became a.bulwark of world communism which grew elsewhere as the years passed. But while the Soviets preach Marxism* they have never achieved communism. While encouraging communism elsewhere and even imposing it—as they did in Eastern Europe—they are now denounced by the Red Chinese as Army Gals Eager to Go— WACs Prepare to Lend Helping Hand in Viet WASHINGTON (N E A) —' There is some serious, if unofficial, talk among Army people here that future troop deployments to the Vietnam war may include more women. The possibility draws only scant comment from Pentagon brass of either sex, but it is obvious to even the casual observer that the noncombative Women's Army Corps is one of the nation's most tempting and available escalation resources. At present the service has 10,000 women in ranks. A crash recruitment program under way will swell the total by 3,600 officers and enlsited personnel by the end of 1969. Few of the girls can fire a rifle but evidence is they are capable of handling dozens of combat supporting responsibilities. The corps' record in Vietnam to date, though limited, has been spotless. For their part, the gals are anxious to go. "We're always standing by," says Crops Director Col. Elizabeth Hoisington. "We're \vell- trained and ready. We'll do whatever Uncle Sam tells us to do. "The Department of the Army has said nothing at all. Until it does, we'd speculate." rather not As it stands now, the WACs are only slightly represented in the war. There are 120 of them in Vietnam today, or about 1 per cent of over-all strength. By comparison, the reguar Army has over 25 per cent of its force in Southeast Asia. The women, however, have increased their contingent noticeably in past months. Until the fall of last year, there were less than two dozen WACs in Saigon. The build-up was in the form of a 90-woman company of typists. They were ordered to Vietnam late in 1966 and, according to a spokesman, "be- Times Herald, Carroll, la. Tuesday, Nov. 7, 1967 gan straightening out the impossible mess left by the men who had previously handled the office work." The WAC force is strictly voluntary. It includes 20 officers, including three colonels. Each girl serves at least a one- year tour. Compensation includes $65 monthly combat pay. Most of the women are stationed in Saigon and most are engaged in office aid of some sort. Much of their work, they say, involves "smiling and filing." Gen. William Westmore- land's stenographer, for example, is chatty, and blonde. three-striped But the WACs have strategic duties as well. Currently, corps members are stressing dialogue with their counterparts in the Viet- n a m e s e Women's Armed Forces. A lieutenant colonel and ranking sergeant have been assigned as full-time advisers to their Viet opposites. As a result, WACs are training Vietnamese women both in Saigon and the United States (Ft. McClellan) and are thereby influencing an important faction of Viet society. Col. Hoisington points to this "advisory responsibility" as" an indication that the corps is not in Vietnam simply to spring desk-ridden GIs loose for combat. Says she: "Twenty-five years ago when the WACs were created, the idea was to put efficient girls in many of the office slots . . . and that way the men could forget ail the details and get on with the fighting. "it doesn't work that way anymore. In all cases, clerical or whatever, the jobs we have in Vietnam are interchangeable That is, either men or women can and do handle them, depending on who is available." i« First Saturn V ... rocket, America's newest big punch In the space race, towers over Cape Kennedy launching pad awaiting its first space test. The five massive engines of the first stage have a total thrust of 7.5 million pounds. Designed eventually to carry astronauts to the moon, the Saturn, with an Apollo spacecraft on its nose, is as tall as a 36-story building. I Rhonda Struve to Vie for Queen of International The Iowa Shorthorn Lassie Queen, Miss Rhonda Struve, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Struve of, Manning, will leave this week to attend the International Livestock Exposition in Chicago. While there she will compete for the title of International Lassie Queen. The 20 candidates will spend the week presenting winners in the shorthorn division of the show. They will attend several TV shows to make promotional appearances. The selection of the International Lassie Queen will take place during a brunch_at,Jhe 'SibckyarW "fnn ; "Sunday, Nov. 19, at 9 a.m. The identity of the new queen will "be revealed on Sunday at 2 p.m. during the horse show in the amphithea- tre. She will be crowned by Miss Yvonne Houghton, Polo, Missouri, who now holds the title. e ii d 0 COUNT DAY KTHURSDAY-FRIDAY-SATURDAY-NOVEMBER 9th, ioth, nth of communism the betrayers and Marxism. Sunday, two days befort the revolution's anniversary, Red China's major newspapers called the Soviet leaders renegades: The Chinese claimed they, and not the Soviet Union, are r now the focal point of communism. Will the Soviet Union change and become a democratic society jvith no dictatorship? It will, if it follows the pattern of the great revolutions of modern times. Those revolutions have been moving from West to East. All of them were too rigid starting out—Cromwell's Puritan! revolution in England in the middle of the 17th century, the French revolution in the 18th ceritury when the Jacobins had their own reign of terror, Hitler'^ mad regime which fol-, lowed the German revolution afteir World War I—all eventually 'were replaced by moderate, democratic societies. FIRE AT MANNING (Times Herald New» Service) MANNING — The Manning Fire Department was called out at 8:15 a.m. Sunday when grain sorghum that was being dried at the Manning Agricultural Center expanded and exploded. The blaze was extinguished quickly and the loss was minor, according to Orland Fara, owner of the business. Showdown in Chrysler Talks DETROIT (AP) -Auto Workers Union President Walter P. Reuther said today if agreement on a new contract is not reached with Chrysler Corp. by midnight Wednesday there "definitely will be a national strike." 4 'We will not make an extension," Reuther told newsmen as he emerged from a 14-hour bargaining session shortly after midnight, longest session since Reuther signaled the start of showdown bargaining by joining talks Saturday. Reuther and John Leary, chief negotiator for the No. 3 automaker, said some progress had been made in fitting the recent settlement at Ford Motor Co. to the more complex Chrysler situation. But Reuther said there had been "no movement at all" on resolving one of the central issues—wage parity for Canadian auto workers. Reuther emphasized, however, that the parity question was only one of several issues that made rewriting the Ford pact difficult, although Chrysler has agreed in principal to most of its provisions which hiked by roughly $1 an hour the average Ford workers $4.70 in wages and benefits. Leary and Reuther also agreed that today's session would be a long one, probably extending far past midnight. Only three local agreements remain to be negotiated at Ford plants across the country and the company plans to be back in full production by the end of the week. WITH THIS COUPON HEADLIGHT TEST LET; us CHECK THE "EYES OF YOUR CAR" Recent Safety Checks reveal 75% of unsafe cars have faulty lights! Make sure your car's "eyesight" is SAFE! Drive in .today for our quick headlight test on our modern "Bear" Tester ... takes a tew minutes! Free with this coupon. . . 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