Brownwood Bulletin from Brownwood, Texas on December 4, 1967 · Page 4
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Brownwood Bulletin from Brownwood, Texas · Page 4

Brownwood, Texas
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Monday, December 4, 1967
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American Demonstration rectal i si in spv- !*f Ea! !M «?».$ »r^ «J! thai tenfftt f» 'ofsilratloss reeem r'*JT this fffm N«* f« feted fill a ck* ffs 3 that a eamp« from wl of Inx* tsfi-j*/ tfit*!&.%'fi lir&t f-A sivdmit wti® fang * Trrxl ft!**«- America'"' to *pe«d *fe* vjjsffA** .« !h*ir ~*%'/. TtA% leern- i*e socft s simple, ?en- )fsbi* *sv ?/> har^die ^ (hat yoy '*o?s«d-sr *hy i . tr> stw# A&p-a- IsfMm student* lh* ta<-t» rA We at the aniis '':« ibzrp the sfc*Ef«T>U didn't bwy it. B*t*e«n fi them torroamted the p, fwe 0p the liter a\vr», suggested that the urssnvited vtsi- get th« fceek off the earr.pvs and teek *h«re tfeey cam* from. bt»t fa*t This ?••&;••. vjiitor?, are fr«.« to c-orrK; Ho«f.?, ar<? free to srge them i/> go fer/m« Visitor.* gre fr&e lo go. " There"', An-d r,-ot fitarly ^o much cammo- n4 *h/y/jwJo<fo a* when d*m* jitralors my 5 for Ih-e cameras and head s are busted. Roc/cy Road in Britain . The BriU^h, *«id a French obs*rv- er ,t//m€ y«»r,« a^o sr« marching to .-€jcott«mlc ruin in p«rffect while the French arc enjoying perity in ut?«r anarchy, This fairly dwwribed things in 1S43, thft year BfHain last devalued the ftf/iinfi wfan it wax ntni in the midst of its postwar aujtenty program, and hcfofft Jf; fiauISc brought «ta- to Ffftrjch fXylilK-'. hb&n years lat^r. Brtiain *4fl! cfcr- ?he untolvufj problem of how Irclf enwj?h to olhcr countries to for She jrnport? neodtd to maintain 54 mi!I/on people on a nonself- KtifiiciMl hiaod srrt^ik'r than Oregon Thus the ial«^t dcvahiatjf/n of thf; pound, a step designed to make Brit- ?*h goods cncaper an^J hence more «a1ab!e abroad, Hut the political order which the Frenchman referred /o and on which >hc British seemed almost to hold a patent of invention can no longer be taken /or granted. Not onlv 5«{ Prime Minister Harold Wilson under fire, from his own Labor party ax v/all a*; the opposilJon Con- »mafive<5, but resurgent nationalism f», strainim; the scams of the not-fso- United Kingdom- ( A bomb Ijlast, jccr> from hundreds of d€'fliojwtnator» anJ «Igrjs proclaiming "Hepublic, Not HoyaHy," greeted Lord Snowdtn, husband of i'rin- cess Margaret, a* he arrived in Cardiff, Wale*, the other day to attend a conference to plan celebrations for th« formal investiture oi Prince Charf*« in 1969, The Welsh, or at least some of them, want no part of an English Prince of Walw At the other end of the island, the aurprac vtctory of a member of the Scottish .S'alionalwt party in a parliamentary by-election is being viewed as a sign of growins popular support of the party's demand that Scotland once again be an independent country Thft pariv, v/hk'h wants a separate seat in the United Nations for Scotland, has reportedly giown in membership from 2,000 to 60.000 in five years. In bolh case's, the inability of the central government in f ondon to solve Britain's continuing economic crisis is a factor in this re%'Jval of always- latent regionalism. Britain alone of the great industrial nations has seen its international financial strength deteriorating even as the genereal level of v/orld prosperity has risen, Its infegration into the European Common Market, which would be an accomplished fact by now but for the obstruction of President De Gaulle, becomes more urgent than ever. Teacher Militancy Rises All the unrc«f in the educational world these days is not confined to A new bn;""l of milUant educator h rising in Ihix country, and any doubts about it should be laid to re*t •by the results of lh« latest «urvey of public school teachers, »ay» the JV#iJoriaj Education A«*n, The question was asked for a representative national sample of teach- er«r "Do vw bclinvc public school toachere should ever «trikr»' ; " Two yearn ago, 5,'{ per cent respond* *Ki ye» to ihe same question. Thi« year the figure was 59 per cent, Bolh surveys showed that more men than I woman favored the use of strikes. At the other extreme, nearly 3R per the teachers polled in 1065 vot- agairtist striking a\ any time. This £ les« than #4 per cent did. |tey word in the question U , " Mo*t tenchc-ri still believe lh|U strikes should be a method of last frMtorl. Only a small number feei thayjhouM ntUke the iame m other -^^r. projiortlon, too, i» . mtmr 3$^ <^'flt In 100$, 4 per cent in Again, more men than women A 4 M $ * *<*+4 t f\ *t M. MI * to thi» new mjHtancy in the fact %lq (;ia»room leach- a/ford to $v« ion family A, Jwodomtfi standf r^ of living Sam of ihe Lambert's words are echoed by Dr. Milton Schwebel, recently named dean of Rutger* University's graduate school of education: "School people who have been docile and allowed themselvcK to be third* life." One way they are coming to life S* through unionizing. "Anyone who thinks he can stop teachers from unionizing is out of touch with history or deluding hSrn- self," says Schwebel. "Those who oppose it are oniy fighting a delaying action and wasting energy and money in the fight-" He believes that the move of teachers into organized jabor i* part of the tide of history and that "teacher power" promises to benefit not only the teachers but the echoed they teach in and the kind of teaching they do. Kor the sake of the noncombatanls in this bailie-the nation's children —we hope he's right, Big Qap We offer jhj« bit of economic en« couragement aiter several dayg of itatiitkfll research. $aj'|j(?r last week, news stories from Washington fame forth with toe bright message that it 'now 10,000 a %m in income for en MO l$p# at four io-Hve "moder* As is n' -jU*T Wanted: A University Chief By JfM DAN HILl, MAD'.SOX Wi-s, - Ujt I ?ugge-^t«d that half the aduit citJ/cns d .Viadwon, Wig., a v»ei!-kmwn university town, consider themselves competent to barxlJe the prc5- dency of any university, great or smail. It was made dear that the principal outcropping^ of this long hidden host of adminiitra- tive tafents v/cre among the graduate students, the professors, public school teachers, lawyers, including State Attorney Genera! and ineumtents of the city's state and federal judicial benches, A reader in Texas phoned to invite applications for a vacant university presidency near Houston, According to him, the home of the present acting president v/as recently bombed, and now applications for the job are being withdrawn faster than new names are coming in. All of which is a reminder of my failure to emphasize that /ew, if any, of the previously cited talents are de facto candidates for the job in Madison, or elsewhere. They merely know, immediately and exactly each day, what should be done, THESE EXPERTS are not always in agreement. At a recent cocktail party, about 26 of them were present. It was like the mule race Mark Twain gaw in New Orleans. According to him there were "13 mules and t3 jockeys and 26 conflicting opinions as to how the race should be run," However, I did offer the name of the only local, self- styled, potential administrator who has suggested his own availability for President Harrington'? presidential job in Bascom Halli of the local university. That name, of course, is Robert C, Cohen, age 24, grad- uate student and section band.. or teaching assistant, in the local philosophy department. As to his address. 1 bad to plead igrsorance. But sine? Mr. C«h«n is one of U?e more arts- cuistc leaders of the ultra-liberal marching and sitting Ne-^ Left, I tbous^it any focal judge, state or federal—not to men- tion the police chief—-could get anyone in touch with Coben's local attorney, who would unquestionably have his correct telephone number. For a third time I requested the caller's identification. But the operator interrupted with'••something about three minutes and more money. There was noise of a slammed receiver. Nevertheless, should it develop that the caller was the chairman of the board seeking new candidates • for the above mentioned Texas vacancy, and should Mr, Cohen be called to that presidency, and should he accept, I shall claim to be the first, after himself, of course to recognize his latent, administrative aptitudes. There is always a personal joy in b&- ing the first to recognize an unpolished, intellectual, gem; an uncut mental emerald, one might say. A NEW BOOK is hereby strongly recommended as a Christmas present to the head of your household—even if he already has a book. It is "Old Bruin," by Samuel Eloit Morison, 43C pages, Atlantic-Little Brown Co,, $12,50. Since the author is the greatest salt-water biographer and historian in this century, most men will instinctively know the book has nothing to do with Smoky the Bear, or with any other fur-bearing denizen of the Great North Woods, reaj or mythical. "Old Bruin" happened to be the sea-going name of one of America's most capable, though often cverloofced. naval officers. Commodore Matthew CaSbrailh Perry, In his own lifetime and in most high school histories he has been if) the shadow <rf his o!d«r brother, Commodwe Oliver Hazard Pern-, famous for his great victory on Lake Erie and the brevity of his report: "We have met the enemy and they are ours . , ." THE YOUNGER commodore is in the American history textbooks only because he commanded the squadron and handled the diplomacy for the opening of Japan to modern commerce, culture and ideas. For his crusty and undemocratic manners in dealing with the oriental nobility, -'Old Bruin" was thoroughly criticized by the robustly democratic congress that read his official reports. The correctness of Perry's procedures and the magnitude of bis success were not appreciated until long after his death, 1858, at age 64. Too young for reponsible commands in 1812, none but the blockade and coastal operations of the Mexican War, afforded opportunity for high command against an enemy, In these. "Old Bruin" was the one bright star in the otherwise dim galaxy of his peers. Thus the younger Perry's story is one of peace-time service, technical achievements and painful progress against the inertia of traditionalsirn. He was a planner, designer and a builder. Thus the meticulous research and enviable literary style of Samuel Eliot Morison creates a dramatic and personal story of the years that filled the gap between sail and gleam; between &olid shot and shells; between smooth-bores and rj» fles. The book is my next year's recommendation for the' Pulitzer Prize in biography, (hough Dr,.and Rear Admiral Morison does not need it. He already has at least two of those blue ribbons, not to lion many other honors. WOKUD.ALMANAC FACTS Pres/c/enf Topped By Peop/e-omefer § y WASHINGTON fKHA) - Tfc« President of the ed Slates *as fading the virtues of the most dseSve nai^s in the *orH when suddenly he no- be was ksin* his audience Msrtmars swept {he crowd, and eyes were directed up attiring, bane of many a boss, had caught rj?h ?be Chief Executive The occasion was the tumover to the 200 million mark on the population clock in the lobby of the Corn- rr.'cro? Department building, fn the midst of ceremony and political high muckety-muck. the main reason for Ihs'occasiaa almost went unnoticed. Geared to the most recent averages, the people- omeSer ^25 dutifully recording the increase in the nation's head count.'ticking off a birth every 8 l i> seconds, the arrival of an immigrant every 60 seconds. and the departure of an emigrant every 23 minutes Unknown to the speaker, but known to his audience the magic mark was well-nigh. Then all nine digits roiled o' er and applause interrupted his remarks. When the excitement had died dov/n. the President continued, now leader of an official 200 million countrymen, BEWARE THE BITE of the watchdogs of society 1 White House press briefings can be charged with excitement if the news is breaking, or then can be a bloody bore. If it's the latter, the cluster of newsmen and presidential press Secretary George Christian sometimes engage in what might be described as verbal calisthenics. A recent midday briefing was a case in point. Presidential luncheon dates, speeches and appearances scheduled, governmental nitty-gritty. Christian obviously had nothing to say; reporters had nothing lo write. Newsmen began reaching. Was it true Gen. Westmoreland is on his way out? Had Christian heard anything about a new bombing pause? And best of all, might a canceled luncheon date with a high military official leader mean the President and he had experienced a falling-out? The spark caught hold. Christian's answers were not sufficiently convincing. Ears perked up, ballpoint pens clicked and more questions flew. His demeanor bordering on irritation, the press secretary finally insisted the ladies and genlemen of the press were reaching to the celing ventilators for something that just wasn't there. A luncheon date had been postponed due to complicated scheduling, and that was that. Class dismissed. Better luck next time, fellas. "You never know," muttered a veteran Fourth Estater on his way out. AMATEUR AUGURERS who seek meaning in the trivia of life may wrestle with this disclosure from a pair of California game manufacturers. Inventors of the new board game called "Election "68" recently sent samples of their creation to high-ranking politicians who were included in the miniature presidential contest, Deva/yaf/on H/fs American Exports By RAY CROMLEY WASHINGTON (NBA) — Devaluation of the British pound is just one more in a growing list of hurdles facing U.S. exports. Take a few examples of many problems being argued about here: When American producers ship feed grains to Western Europe, the levy the European Economic Community collects is used for subsidies to undercut American ham sales in the United States and American poultry sales in Switzerland and Greece. Australia now uses a two-piece system to undersell U.S. canned cling peaches in West Germany. Canada has started a subsidy program for her wheat growers that will enable Ottawa to cut into American sales aboard. Agricuture Department men admit ruefully that in country after country "new impediments to trade" are being "initiated." These grQwing foreign trad? restrictions cut into the income ef th* Amtrican farmer and manyfactur. er and intensify the U,5, balance of payments preb* lem. Devaluation of the British pound, was, in effect, a subsidy to British exporters, Devaluation will make it more difficult for U.S. products to compete in Britain and with some British exports in a variety of countries, If a,'considerable number of major U.S. competitors follow the British example and. devaluate their currencies it could hurt here consideraWy, The American competitive position in mavfcels abroad will be hurt further as farm wages gnd inclu§' trial easts gq up- Agr}cuJture Department men gsti* mate "farmworker* as 9 group may reejiye a jp per cent *jyer.'8ij increase in wages and'earning for'the , first V^J* %$<3> r ^ s v)t $ U]g jjgw jflinimuj}) w$g§ fpr agriculture" vjjicb wgnt inte effect in February, ini* Industrial wjg§s aw expected-to rise 5-per<«wiMfl 1868. gsport pwblem* in Barkis \\W result of § Jong

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