The Ogden Standard-Examiner from Ogden, Utah on October 1, 1971 · Page 4
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Friday, October 1, 1971
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4A OGDEN, UTAH, FRIDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 1, 1971 EDITORIALS Unpopular Election Marks Unpopular War South Vietnam voters go to the polls •Sunday in an unpopular presidential election that is all too typical of this unpopular war in Southeast Asia. There's only one name on the ballot, that of the incumbent president, Nguyen Van Thieu. • Other prospective candidates were ruled ineligible and anti-Thieu forces, notably those led by Vice President Nguyen Cao Ky, are urging a boycott of Sunday's balloting on the grounds that it is rigged. Violence has marked the campaign to date, including explosion of fire bombs in such numbers that President Thieu has ordered his police to shoot to kill at any- • one suspected of planting explosives. It is obvious that Americans, who have paid in lives and money to keep the Thieu regime in power, would have preferred a more democratic election. This was apparent in a statement that President Nixon made Saturday in Portland to a group of western newsmen, including the editor of the Standard- Examiner's editorial page. Mr. Nixon was asked if the unopposed ballot in Vietnam would have any effect on winding down the war. "With regard to the unopposed ballot, we, as I have stated on other occasions, would prefer that Vietnam could have an election in which there was a contest," the President replied. He noted "with approval" that parliamentary elections in Vietnam we're "very, very vigorously contested" and that one- third of the Vietnamese parliament is composed of parties opposing President Thieu. "The problem which confronts us is whether, because South Vietnam has not had elections which we consider to be satisfactory to our standards," he added, " . . we, in effect, throw up our hands and say that it makes no difference what happens, and let the Communists take it over. • ' "The choice, quite frankly, is not between a South Vietnam and perfect elections, or elections meeting our standards, but the choice is between South Vietnam and no elections, which is what would be the case if the Communists were to come in." Mr. Nixon went on to point out that 300,000 Americans have already left Vietnam and the casualties are down and "will continue to go down." He predicted that "our goal of ending the American involvement, of preventing a Communist take-over, of obtaining the return of our POWs, can' be attained, in my opinion, and will be attained, and the complete American withdrawal, consistent with that goal, will occur. ... If we move more precipitately, everything that we have fought for in Vietnam could be lost." The President made one important point — that of the 91 countries around the world now receiving U.S. aid, only 30 have leaders who were elected in a contested election." As Mr. Nixon said, "that doesn't mean that we like it that way, but it does mean the road toward democracy and contested elections is a long and hard one. The main thing is to be on the road and give people a chance to have it that way, rather than to let those people end up on the kind of a road where there is no election and no hope of one in the future, which is the case of North Vietnam." HOLMES ALEXANDER 'THE IDEA IS TO RAISE 'EM BOTH AT THE SAME TIME' Former Ambassador to U.N. Takes Peculiar China View WASHINGTON - To Hon. I ask you-is that cricket? Is Charles Yost, United Nations, it even smart politics? When the New York: ' Republic of China was made one Hey Charlie, cut it out. I read of the original five members of an article under your name that the Security Council, it was a could have been titled, "Perfi- big country and a major power. dious America," or "How to It's true that Nationalist Paint a Black Lie White." We've China has lost all but one prov- known one another since col- ince of what was a vast domain, lege days, and I have never be- but if that's a gcod reason for fore found you to be devious— betrayal, when do we begin to not until that piece you wrote sell out Great Britain which has on our relations with the- two lost the front part of that name Chinas al^S with a whole empire since Why,' last winter I turned the Security Council was President Nixon's picture to the formed? France, another char- wall for a couple of days after ter member lias lost all its he fired you from your job at holdings in Indochina and North the U.N. and replaced you by Africa. When do we say "Laa lame duck, congressman, fayette, here's your hat. What s George Bush, who'd just been your hurry?" beaten in his race for the Texas People who know about such Senate seat. But now I've had things in Washington tell us second thoughts about those re- that the smaller countries at grets. George couldn't possibly the U.N. will refuse to go along know as much about mterna- with any skull-duggery that tional matters as you do, but I would result in the total oust would rather have the United ing of the government of For•States represented by the Vil- mosa. lage Blacksmith if that's what 'WHO'S NEXT?' £,•55 s ^ irs^sr*: ^ UllN - "Who's next?" The socialist na- 'DEVOUTUY HOPE' tions of north Europe would be We wouldn't be playing fair tempted to gang up on the dic- and square if we followed the tatorships of Spain, Portugal advice given in vour article, and Greece. Some president, You say that we" should "de- following your proposal, might voutly nope" that the United decide to give Israel's seat to States gets beaten on its policy a future People's Republic of for two Chinas, or what is now Palestine. called dual representation. There isn't, any real good Not only are you pulling time to plunge the dagger in a against us, but you're telling friendly back, but right now is WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Colorado Doctor Finds New Threat in Aerosols Missile Display We recognize the problems of lack of funds for maintenance that led to a decision to remove the Snark from the missile display in front of the Browning Armory in South Ogden. In its dilapidated condition, this particular robot aircraft was a menace and a danger to youngsters playing on it. There are two missiles left at the armory — a Bomarc and a Minuteman. They should certainly stay because they mean as much to the present defense of our nation as the prototype weapons invented by Ogden's Browning family that are proudly displayed in the case's inside the armory. Motors for the Bomarc were made at our Marquardt plant. The Minuteman's engines are mostly built in Utah and the entire "bird" is assembled at the Boeing- Air Force plant at Hill AJFB. Can't county, South Ogden City and military officials get together and work out a modest program for maintaining the Bomarc and the Minuteman in safe condition? Perhaps aid from a civic minded organization, such as the Air Force Association, would help if volunteers would take over the "missile park" as a public project. Now, the Robot Cow Farmers, who still haven't quite ac-i cepted the fact that artificial butter is here to stay, are faced with a new challenge—an artificial cow no less. An Englishman has invented a contraption of plastic tubes and angle irons, with huge jaws fed by a conveyer belt and a centrifuge for a stomach, according to a National Geographic news bulletin. The jaws munch on grass, clover or waste cabbage leaves. Then the centrifuge spin - separates the fiber from the liquid, which is treated with chemicals and electric currents to eliminate mineral discolorations. The resulting clear, bland juice is fortified with vegetable oils, sugar and other additives, then is homogenized and pasteurized. It's claimed that the machine can transform one ton of fodder a day into 180 gallons of "leaf protein milk." This exceeds by far the average of less than three gallons a day credited to America's 12,509,000 dairy cows last year. Will leaf protein milk do to the cow what oleomargarine did to the butter churn? At'this early date, there is udderly no. way to tell. By JACK ANDERSON WASHINGTON — A Colorado doctor has uncovered alarming, but strictly preliminary, evidence that aerosol sprays may cause cancer. We reported on Aug. 3 that hair sprays, deodorant sprays and other aerosol cosmetics "contain chemicals which may. sear the eyes, damage the lungs and weaken the heart." Now Dr. William O. Good of Montrose, Colo., has rushed us his own urgent findings. Seventy-five of his patients, who had been exposed to aerosol sprays, were given sputum pap tests by the nationally known pathologist, Dr. Geno Saccomann. The tests revealed "pre-malignant cells," which could develop into cancer. Dr. Good sent us the actual pathology reports on 48 patients whose names, of course, had been blotted out. In each case, "atypical or dyplastie cells"— that is, pre-malignant, cancer- causing cells—were found. They ranged from "mild" to, '"marked." "No one can say how many of these patients will develop full -blown lung cancers," said Dr. Good. But the ominous indications spurred him into sending us the results rather than waiting to publish them. He found the pre-malignant cells, incidentally, in patients of all ages, some as young as 17. The propellant in most sprays is a form of Freon, a DuPont product long used as a refrigerant. Freon has damaged the hearts of test animals and has been linked to me deaths of voungsters who inhaled it for a "high." , Or' Good believes Freon or Bush, Secretary of State Rogers about the worst time; Our troops Dr. Good Deueves rrwa ui ^ president Nixon to ^ it ^ shaming us in Europe, and other ingredients, at least in- crooked and to throw the game . we hardly have any face to save directly, may also cause non- Y ou want us to refrain from in Asia. There's a sizeable hint, cancerous lung infection. The lobbying for our policy, and to which very much resembles a chemicals damage or destroy go into the smoke-filled room threat, in the section of your Xa «mr hsir.! that act as with representatives of other, article where you imply that if the tiny hairs mat act as ^^ ^ scheme ^ ^^ Red china doesn , t ge( . what jt "sweepers." They no longer can ^ ^^ w j]j c h we pro fess wants in October, the invitation keep out dust particles, he said, to favor. . for the President to pay his thus leaving the lungs 'vulner- You want us to be the covert later visit may be withdrawn. , hlp *_ infprtion patron of Red China, and the It seems to me, Charlie, that - , p _ r . r« iha- i»« raited smiling betrayer of Nationalist we already have reason to la- Dr. Good ha* just reported Q^ 6an un 0 / {ending friend and men t that we ever opened any his findings to the American ^y If y0ur machinations dealings with Red China. Here's Medical Association, which noti- worked out, to use your own an enemy nation which now has fied bctii the Food and Drug words: "Peking would be seated the opportunity of humiliating and the aerosol in the Security Council and the our President and of reducing tadusfrv imme General Assembly, and the Na- his chance of re-election. Some £. tionalist Chinese would conse- days it just doesn't pay to play LETTERS TO T H E EDITOR WILLIAM F. BUCKLEY.JR. Nixon's Retort to Muskle Tends to Be Misleading Concerning Sen. Muskie's ob- Kennedy because there was too servation that there would be much Catholic prejudice in the little point in putting a black country to make possible his vice president on his ticket, in- election, nobody called Mr. asmuch as both of them would Lawrence anti-Catholic. To fee proceed to lose, a few observa- sure, he was himself a Catiio- ti ons lie, which, was a good hedge 1 President Nixon's retort against that charge. But even that Sen. Muskie had "libeled" if he hadn't been, he could have the American people is both made that statement without disingenuous and misleading, disgracing himself. Disingenuous because we have g. Sen. Muskie counts on get- all been told that when Henry fag ft e Negro vote to begin Cabot Lodge, running for vice w ith, for no better reason, nor president on Richard Nixon's wo rs« one, than that the Dem- ticket in I960, promised some- ccratic party has for quite a body somewhere that if Mr. while now won the overwhelm- Nixon were elected he would ^g majority of the Negro vote, name a Ncgrc to'the cabinet, Acknowledging that that is the Candidate Nixon almost faint- way Negroes tend to vote is to ed. And no wonder. ' acknowledge that a political Which brings us to the mis- prejudice will inevitably be leading aspect of Mr. Nixon's stimulated against that parScu- criticism. -To say there is no j^ block. race prejudice in this country Consider a formal construc- is about the same as saying tion ^ &e syflogism: John is a there are no rivers that run. Republican. John doesn't like or grass that grows. But it :s Democrats. Most Negroes are .not anti-Negro to observe that Democrats. Therefore John does there is anti-Negro prejudice. not j^ most Negroes. Is that a It is not anti-Semite to say that racis( . conc lusion? But consid- thew is anti-Semitic prejudice. er . tte syllogism tells you noth- Anybody who wants to become ^g atlou t John's prejudice, bc- president begins by discncum- ^ racial in origin. Racial bias bering himself of any positions takes off from an ethnic point. ^ associations which he be- ^ approximately half o! the lieves are net liabilities. American Negro community GOOD HEDGE voted-Republican, and the other When in late 1959, Mayor Da- half Democratic, there wouM be vid Lawrence of Pittsburgh an- a considerable lessening of the nounced flatly that he was op- prejudice one here Discusses posedto nominating John F. 3. The most frequently cited data intended to "document" American racial bias as it touches on politics are inconclusive. Congressman Dellums — and others — cite the presence in Congress of a mere 13 black members of the House, and one senator. Why shouldn't there be —ha asks—50 black Congressmen, and tea senators, reflecting the population figures? Because, a) although there are twenty-two million blacks, the black population does not in fact exceed the white population in any single state, _ or in any cities except Washington, D.C. and Newark. N.J. It is a more significant datum by far that Sen. Brooke was overwhelmingly elected from Massachusetts, notwithstanding that only two per cent of the population there is Negro. It is, however, probably true that the majority would not have voted for him for President. NOT UNIQUE And, finally, what the commotion is all about is that the Negro in America began behind — way behind. That is tiie meaning of a National Association for Advancement of Colored People. The Negro people's disadvantages, though distinctive, are not unique. A Jew has yet to be nominated for .the presidency, though the Jews sre half as numerous . as the Negroes. And this notwithstanding that the spectacular Jewish contribution to American civilization is merely suggested by the fact that 30 per cent of the undergraduate body of Harvard is Jewish (my figures are a few years old). It is not to be anti- Negro to recognize that the same politicians who until a few years ago were afraid to name a Catholic, are still afraid to name a Jew, haven't even considered naming a woman, as a presidetial c a n d i d a te, should cavil at naming a Negro. New Clinic Needed Editor, Standard-Examiner: An article you had in Sept. 20 paper concerning the rabies scare is unfair. To get to the point. You are told to get your animals vaccinated by a vet if you missed out on Well, people who have more than a few cats and dogs can't possible afford to pay $5 a shot. Even $2.50 is high when you have alot of stray cats around that should be vaccinated. They should set up another clinic until everyone has had a chance to get in. If they are so worried about a rabies outbreak it should', be done. But maybe they aren't , maybe its just a way to make some quick money! Well, that's all I have to say. I hope something is done. Laura J. Freideman Roy ' Good Government Editor, Standard-Examiner: The citizens of Utah want good government, and rightfully so both on a local and state level, and now is the time for every individual of voting age to be thinking of how to accomplish this. Good government doesn't just happen, but depends on tfie character 'and qualifications -of those who are elected to office, and the responsibility lies with the voting public. When the maiority of our voters turn out for general elections only, just a part of the responsibility has been accepted because vital decisions that affect the type of government we will have are often made long before the final election day. Utah voters, do you know: —how important it is that you take an active interest in your local and -State government? —how important your vote is in an election? —how important-it is that you go to the polls and vote for the individuals of your choice in every election? As an elected 'official vitally concerned about good government, I urge every one of you to bficome concerned : too by be- comine involved in the issues that affect your daijy lives and vour well-being. '" , Golden L. Allen Utah State Treasurer Salt Lake City PtULHS FOR LETTERS Tho Standard-Examiner welcomes Istten from its readers on topics of current in. terest. Letters should be addressed: Editor, Standard-Examincr, Box 951, Ogden, Utah 84402. Utters should not exceed 300 word; and all letters an subject to condensation. No more than one-letter per month will be printed from any individual. Letters violating rules of good taste and laws of libel will be rejected. All must be signed jnd include, for verification, writers, address and telcuhonc number. Request Met Editor, Standard-Examiner: The Ogden School Board has carried out my request of Aug. 17 that its code on dress be modernized. They now have an updated, mature dress code that will be flexible from year to year. They are now in tune with other- school districts. I appreciate the time and effort spent on this matter. The time I spent with Dr. Garner, Dr. Ferrin, the principals and other teachers was most valuable to me. They work hard to do a good job. I have received many calls and talked-to many people and, without exception, parents, principals and teachers wanted the best for their children. Mrs. Melba Packard Ogden Jobs for Ex-Marines? Editor, Standard-Examiner: I am wondering why when a returned serviceman applies for work at the Utah State Employment Security Office he is signed up for unemployment compensation but not set up for job interviews. I have just been released from active duty from the U.S. Marine Corps. Upon returning home to Ogden I went to the employment office to find work. When I was interviewed I told them I wanted work not compensation, as I plan to be' married next month. I .was signed up for compensation but cot offered a chance at any positions I might be qualified for. I am .willing'to-take' any type of work and am experienced in office work and driving many kinds of "vehicles. Is it possible that there are no jobs available at the Utah State Employment Security Office for a returned Marine, or must he pay private employment services money he has saved' out of his small service salary in order to have a chance at available positions? Randy J. Hegsted. Ogden to'confer with Good* ^ yS1CiW quently lose their seats." Ping Pong. At FDA, we reached Dr. John —————^—^———— Gowdy, an expert on aerosols, UADX/CV who is winding up a limited PAUL HARVEY study of the effect of hair sprays on 200 beauticians. He found AAnl** AA*\r» they have slightly more lung di- /rlUfC? trtdlf seases than normal. ft*, 1 <** Cancer was discovered in two \Af nm<Pn Out OT Jl Vl6 * of the beauticians. But he said " OfTICH WUI V/l «^/l^ • casesTound^among 2,000 C beau- Men with long hair, women develop their own scale of ticians tested in Germany, _Eng- with short hair; they're really what's statistically normal, land and in other U.S. studies. none O f our business. But they What do you see when you He added cautiously that the are ^ Business of business, see the inkblot^a man, a wom- seases Snone^eauticianT^an't Manufacturers and merchants an or a butterfly? be linked definitely to hair have to know what's now and Dr. Fred Brown is head of sprays. But he acknowledged what's next so that they can the division of psychology and the question "needs to be looked anticipate demands. professor of psychiatry at Mt. into." Will we all soon wear similar ginai Hospital in New York. He INDUSTRY ALARMED clothing? Is unisex apparel a has authored an article for the INDUSiKT ML -"~" C fad or a trend? Are men and Journal of Psychology indicat- The cosmetics _industty, upon m becoming a composite ing that in the last 10 years learning of our investigation of creature? ^ has been a radical c £ aerosols, sent us medical mfor- xh e wall Street Journal asked in responses to the inkblot test. mation supporting their vww ^ ques tion of clinical psy- Men and women now tend to that aerosols do not damage cho logists and the answer was: see female rather than male lun g s .-_- , , __j _,...,.•__ Are male men and feminine images W hen they look at any women going out of style? • 1 , , n in 1963 and 1965 by Dr. Robert "y es ." or however long it Historically if a man saw a differences between female j^gg he was considered . Giovacchim produced no evi- lasts dence that aerosol sprays af- men and womerl) especially effeminate. If a woman saw a feet the lungs. Dr. Giovacchini s among young peoplei a re dis- fema]e figure she was consid . studies are summarized in the aearin . uine aressive. suies are summ appearing . AMA's Journal which notes ^ ,N K BLOT TEST without comment that he was INKBLUI '"' B»£B • c ° sm " 1C! ^.srs SL Footnote: Guinea pig tests by the gay liberation men. ered masculine, aggressive. And now much more than — esneciallv Dr Brovm believes men have ants. And at the National tosti- an accepted tool for testing a . * oervic.cs ui iiui ui \>aiwiAii«, «* UMJL xf^f* -.*»-»~ -—- v— i" i. study has just been started of it and professional doubts about aerosol deodorants, using rats it but psychologists have used and rabbits." ' it, supported by diagnoses, to ONLY YESTERDAY concern ago. 20 YEARS AGO .r. j 50 YEARS AGO Utah Sen. Reed Smoot report- NEW SCHOOL Chicago, psychologist, Stanley Dale, says the new school construes the brain to be "asexual" and expects the brain to continue- to overrule tradition for as far ahead as we now can see. Last spring, you and I watched an impressive 771 o fthe year's $94,485 had been collected, a "disappointing" 58 per cent of the objective. The Utah Welfare Commission agree with recommendations of Supt. Claud H. Pratt and ordered installation of "security features" at the recently- remodeled Nelson Hall at the State Industrial School, scene of several recent escapes. Dr Raymond Christensen, a Brigham City native, - became Weber County, physician, succeeding Dr. Rich Johnston who has served for nine years. Dr. Johnston wants to devote full time to his private practice. Dr. Christensen has been his assistant for five years. Utah Gov. J. Bracken Lee threatened to walk out of the national governors' conference at; GatHnburg, Tenn., unless it takes a stand on high taxes, inflation, the Korean War, na- '- • • and government in- miscellaneous war levies. Four section employes of the Denver & Riq Grande Western railroad were injured when tiieir gasoline-powered "speeder" collided with an auto at Wilson Lane crossing in West Ogden. Hurt, none seriously, were John Besares, Fred Grey, Fambergo and 0. Yellalarus. Dr. Harry E. Vedder, professor of physiology at the Palmer School of Chiropractic, Davenport, Iowa, was the main speaker when 1.000 persons jamed the Ogden Tabernacle for the opening of the- Utah Chiropractors Association convention. Dr. Ross H. McCune, Ogden, is president. Attorney John G. Willis, speaking to the Mound Fort School PTA, urged the board of education to take serious cognizance, of pilfering complaints jn the public schools. He said if it isn't checked; the young offenders may become habitual thieve*. York tenth-grade boy with shoulder-length hair enroll in sewing classes, express a preference for tending the children himself. I don't pretend to know how far this will go, but if effeminate men and masculine women pass one another going in opposite directions, and keep going, eventually we'll just have the whole switeheroo to go through all over QUICK QUIZ -Who was the last Pope not " birth? A—The last non-Italian Pope was Adrian VI (bom Adrian Forensz in Utrecht, Holland), who was elected in 1522. Q—What was the specific charge with which James R. Hoffa, American labor leader, was convicted and sent to prison? A—Jury

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