The Tipton Daily Tribune from Tipton, Indiana on February 26, 1971 · Page 2
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The Tipton Daily Tribune from Tipton, Indiana · Page 2

Tipton, Indiana
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Friday, February 26, 1971
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Page 2 THE PASSING OF AN UNSUNG SERVANT Toward the end of the year 1970, a tnily great nun quietly passed away, at the ageof 75, with little public notice. Perhaps it was.because of the hurly-burly of the Christmas and New Year season. Or perhaps it was because no mention of the man is to be found in the Encyclopedia, or in "Who's Who," or even in the ever reliable World Almanac. The absence of his name from such public records cannot be attributed to lack of achievement on his part, but because of a self-imposed discipline of complete anonymity which was to become one of the hallmarks of the organization which he founded: Alcoholics Anonymous. William Griffith Wilson was an alcoholic, a former drunk. With Cod's help, he was enabled to overcome his disease, of alcoholism. And through his efforts, as the unsung and unmentioned head of the well-known **AA," well over 475,000 alcoholics were saved-literally and spiritually. Not cured; because there is no cure for alcoholism. But saved. Alcoholism is a very powerful.and destructive disease in which a person has a built-in, physically uncontrollable, craving for alcohol One drink can trigger it. Some people have it. Some don't. It is hot a question of morality. True, there are some people who are alcoholics who don't know about it, because, for reasons of morality, they have never taken a drink. But if they were ever to start drinking, they would soon find out. Thus, Bill Wilson did not "preach" to drunks. He had learned, from agonizing personal experience, that it didn't work. What he did H discover was that with God's help, an alcoholic can help himself-and help others. There are now more than 15,000 chapters of Alcoholics Anonymous around the world, and each chapter is composed of men and women who are dedicated to helping thenfielves and others.... anonymously. The rule of anonymity in AA is not for reasons of shame, but because Bill Wilson understood that the awesome power of alcoholism could be overcome only by an. even more powerful personal motivation. A person willing, and wanting, to help others without praise, or recognition,'or commendation, could be counted upon to be sincere. Thus he never allowed his name to be disclosed as leader of AA. The leaders and members of the organization who carry on his great work do so quietly, effectively, and anonymously. Non-alcoholics can learn a great lesson from AA: that spiritual strength can overcome human frailties; physical, mental, and emotional. And that we can help ourselves by helping others. ILLEGAL SPROUTS SAUSALITO, Caltf. (UPI>Those little green sprouts poking up through the ground in city-owned planter boxes have turned out to be marijuana. „ An unidentified . man later reported be had planted them as a gift to anyone who would recognize them. Youcg persons had been seen clustering around the boxes for a week prior to the plants' removal. Some sprouts disappeared" before the city ' took action. NO REPORT REQUIRED HONOLULU (UPI>-Hawaii employers have been declared exempt from tiling an annual federal report on minority employment which is required of businesses in all 49 other states. The reason, says the Hawaii Employers Council, Is that there are so many varied racial groups in Hawaii that no one in the federal equal employment opportunity commission has been able to devise a form to include all of them. What Others Are Saying CONGRESSIONAL REFERENDUM ON COMPULSORY UNIONISM • : " by •• Reed Larson Executive Vice President National Right to Work Committee As governor of New York and as his party's 1928 Presidential candidate, Al Smith was quite fond of saying, "Let's look at the record." Well, the U.S. Congress is going to have a chance to do just that when it considers legislation during this session affecting the nation's farmworkers. At issue: Should farmworkers be covered by the law now governing labor-management relations for industrial workers? Yes, says AFLCIO President George Meany, because the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) will-be "very, very helpful in organizing" the farmworkers. Particularly "helpful" is the provision which encourages compulsory unionism and forces . workers to pay money to a union even though they may not want to be represented by it. < No, say the vast majority of Americans - including rank-and-filers — who believe no one should be coerced into supporting a private organization. In effect, the Congress will be conducting a referendum on the question of whether a policy that fosters the firing of workers for refusing to pay dues to a union should be extended to farmworkers. Few Americans would say this policy has been a resounding success. It .has clearly subordinated the rights of individual workers and employers to the interests of union organizers. Through the confiscation and use of dues money for political purposes, it has created an imbalance which has given a handful, of union officials inordinate political power far out of proportion to those they actually represent. And it has concentrated excessive economic power in the hands of union officials, fueling the fires of inflation and strangling the productivity and health of the American economic system. ' With a record such as this, the question of giving enormous new power to union professionals to forcibly unionize the nation's-farmworkers should be moot — because Americans believe unionism should be voluntary. The refusal of Congress to adopt such special privilege legislation for union officials for over . 20 years, the stinging setback union bosses were handed in their 1965-1966 attempts to wipe all Right to Work laws off the books, and the adoption of voluntary unionism protection for. 750,000 postal workers by the Congress just last year reflect this. Yet the Administration has indicated it is considering a legislative proposal that would broaden the NLRA to encompass agricultural employers and employees. This is the same Administration that ran on a 1968 platform stating, "We strongly believe that the protection of individual liberty is the cornerstone of sound labor policy." But as a leading newspaper recently put it: The administration is "soft on compulsory unionism" and willing to "sell out if the stakes are high enough." This is shown by the choice of Assistant Secretary of Labor William Usery to shepherd the Administration's proposal through Congress. A former Machinists union official, Usery's credentials for "impartiality" in formulating policy in this area include a 1965 speech advocating compulsory unionism for every industrial worker in the country! So once again it becomes a question of whether the union bosses or the people win. Only a Congressional, referendum on compulsory unionism h a policy that has stripped workers of their rights formany years-can determine the outcome. Before that decision is made, though, Congress is certain to say: "Let's look at the record." THE TIPTON (INDIANA) DAILY' TRIBUNE AG-NEWS ITEM The Lighter Side F RID A. Y, F EBRUARY 26, 1971 Enzyme Additives To Be Phased Out By DICK WEST WASHINGTON (UP1) -It has been reported, that enzyme additives are being phased out of certain brands of laundry detergents, but thus far no - formal announcement has been made. The reason for the delay isn't hard to figure out. Retnber the intensive advertising campaign . that was mounted when enzyme additives .were first introduced a few years ago? ; Banishing Drabness "And now! All-newflux! With enzymes! Banishes washday drabness forever! With enzyme- Flux, you couldn't turn out a drab wash if your life depended on it." I Presumably, these same companies are now in the process of preparing a similar campaign to herald the removal of enzymes. Announcement may be made, as soon as the commercials are ready to roll.. "Introducing! New ehzynie- free Flux! The detergent that banishes washday drabness without harmful additives!" Although | additives have' been attacked as a health hazard by Ralph Nader, the white knight of consumerism,. (Continued on page eight) Foreign News Commentary Red China Intervention In Indochina War Already Known By Red Leaders UPI Foreign News Analyst In the light of history, it may be assumed that Red Chinese leaders already have established in their own minds the point at which they will Intervene in the Indochina war. . This would be the point at which they decide the United States and its allies pose an imminent threat to Chinese borders, whether in North Vietnam or Laos. History is mentioned since the allusion is to kite October and. early November, 1950, when the Red Chinese' entered the Korean War In force despite assurances from the United States and the United Nations that the U.N. advance to North Korea's Yalu River border with Red China posed no threat to China itself. It was another time of no diplomatic contact between the United States and Red China, a circumstance which the then U.S. Secretary of State, Dean Acheson, found regrettable and C*unese Intervention the result of "tragic" ignorance on their part. -Watching China's Reactions As President Nixon now and President Johnson before him have charted the U.S. course in Indochina, action or the possibility of action to be taken by Red China always has been high in their calculations. . In North Vietnam, prior to the bombing halt of March, 1968, U.S. bombers rarely struck north of the Hanoi- Haiphong complex. In Laos, a target taboo to U.S. bombers has been a new- hard-surface road being built by the Red Chinese running from China's Yunan province and aimed direction toward the Laos-Thailand border and in the other toward the Laotian royal capital of Luang Prabang. When South Vietnamese forces struck with U.S. air.and logistic support against the Ho Chi Minh trail in Laos, Nixon quickly assured Peking that the action meant no threat to Communist China. Then And Now Between the wars in Korea and Indochina comparisons come easily. i -."•••It was on Oct. 1, 1950, that Red Chinese Premier Cnou En.lai declared Red China "will not stand aside" if North Korea was invaded. The West assumed that in . (Continued on page eight) JIM DANDY SANDWICH DOUBLE DECK BURGER Twice as big ... twice as good! Special seed bun with 2 patties of fresh Ground. Beef, pickle, melted cheese, shredded lettuce and mayonaise ..^ 70* "SIGN OF THE HUNGRY BOY" DOWNTOWN TIPTON DRIVE-IN The FAMILY RESTAURANT MON.-SAT. 9 to 9 SUNDAY Noon-6 P.M. anners stores Variety Selection • Discount Prices FICTION BOOK ASSORTMENT • Choose from a Largs Assortment of Claitict „ • A Favorite with • All Ages • Regularly 89c • Buy Several! 66 c BECKER ILME SET ANOTHER ONE OF THE GREATS! 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