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Tuesday, October 5, 1971
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SA OGDEN, UTAH, TUESDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 5. 1971 EDI TOR 1 A LS Arson Suspected in Box Elder ROTC fire - Preliminary evidence indicates that the fire that destroyed the Navy's junior ROTC office structure at Box Elder High School late Saturday was the result of arson. "Principal Carroll Nichols reports that the;flames spread so rapidly through the metal building that they must have been fed'by a highly volatile substance. There was- nothing normally present in the' structure in that category. A formal investigation is now under way to 'determine the cause. If the preliminary suspicions of arson prove correct, Box Elder County authorities; should go all-out to apprehend the persons responsible. And if Sheriff Warren ; Hyde proceeds as he usually does, they will. There's no excuse—except-deliberate treason or insanity—to start such a fire. We recognize that the very name of "Reserve Officers Training Corps" has taken on an unfavorable connotation among certain elements of the nation's youth. The corps has been connected frequently with the "anti-war" movement in the country. Nothing could be further fetched. The ROTC has served the United States well in times of both peace and war. It takes no part in forming the political ^policies of the nation. The Army, Navy and Air Force officers and enlisted men assigned to the military science de- partments at the'high schools, colleges and universities are simply carrying out orders of Congress. To attack, by arson, an ROTC-occupied building is idiotic. It-accomplishes nothing but waste. . Most of the country recognizes this fact. ' • :; ROTC units continue to grow, despite the opposition of the lunatic fringe. Virtually all of them are now on a volunteer basis. . Weber State College offered an Army ROTC program this fail for the first time and more than 50 freshmen, sophomores and juniors are now enrolled. These individuals, like the more than 100 taking Navy junior ROTC at Box Elder, recognize the nation's need for military training. War correspondents reporting on the World War II and the Korean and Vietnam conflicts have seen many examples of leadership on the part of'officers who are graduates of ROTC programs. By contrast, newsmen in combat zones have felt sorry for draftees who faced the enemy with only meager training. Casualties among ROTC-trained personnel have been far less than among men who had not had the benefit of military science classes and field work. Our nation will always need a strong military arm. The ROTC programs should' be encouraged by loyal citizens. Only enemies of the U.S.A. can rejoice in any tarnishing of the image of the ROTC. e must stop this inflation! .:. and halt recession, too ... Hooray ioi Nixon's sqiaeeziejreeze! ... and forward to Phase Two.. ( but not for ME ... but YOU ) HOLMES ALEXANDER Mosf Presidents Practice Politics With High Court WASHINGTON-Among the would have done if wholly hoary cliches of our folklore is uninhibited Don t rorget that the one which says that our Mr. Nixon 1hmks in bloc-votes rulers don't play polities with Figure out wha electoral that holy of holies, the U.S. segmets he needs for .2, and Supreme Court. The last take some educated guesses President who had-pure motives He's got to go after toe Cesar in that resnect was George Chavez vote in the southwest, so Washington who refused to look for a Mexican-American to practict nepotism and would not get one of the seats. Mr Nixon name Ms heir and nephew, might as well make this Bushrod Washington, to the high nominee a Mexican-American . ]r i. lady as that also would help Judge Washington didn't him'with the Women's Libs, make it till the administration And considering the en- of John Adams who court- franchisement of young voters packed the entire federal bench he might as well .go whole ; hog with "midnight judges" of his own ideology in order to stymie President-elect Jefferson. by naming _a Mexican-American teen-age girl. resen-ec . But the Democrats probably When the sloppy panegyrics of wouldn't let him get away with Black and Harlan dry up, we'll that. , Fred Harris, who is married to an American Indian lady, looks upon everything except the WASP constituency ' find time to note that the two vacancies of the Court have set in motion a two-ring circus of bipartisan jobbery and chicanery. An - observant reporter here, David has written that the 2-Chinas Appeal The U.S. secretary of state, William P. Rogers, has made a strong and rational appeal for United Nations' approval of the new "two Chinas" policy of the United States. Secretary Rogers aimed his fire at a resolution introduced by Communist Albania that would oust the Chinese republican government on Taiwan from all U.N. memberships and replace the Chiang Kai- shek regime with delegates from the Peoples Republic of China. The U.S. is campaigning for admission of Red China, but not at the expense of Nationalist China, The strongest point made by Secretary Rogers, we feel, is that the Nationalist regime, representing 14 million people on Taiwan, actually governs more people than do two-thirds of the governments of the 130 U.N. members. Several of the newest U.N. seats are held by nations with a population under 100,000! 'If Red China gets into the U.N., and we .now agree, reluctantly, that it should; it would violate all that the world organization stands for to expel the Nationalists. Blind Driving There isn't an airplane pilot alive — and we stress that "alive"—who .is foolish enough to fly "blind" without proper training in instrument navigation. Yet there are scores of automobile drivers in our area who, foolishly, drive "blind" almost every frosty morning. And they have neither instruments nor training in blind driving! You see them on the streets and highways early in the morning after temperatures have dipped to the freezing mark. They jump right into their cars without taking the few minutes required to remove the frost from their windshield, side windows and back window. Lazy? Or just careless? Could be both. ' They apparently count on the auto's defrosting system to take care of the problem. But it takes, time for the motor to warm up and the glass to get above freezing. So for miles these blind drivers can barely see where they're going. They're a menace to themselves—and to everyone else on the road. And, besides, it's against the law to operate a motor car with obscured vision. WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND LBfs Memoirs Charge Nixon-Saigon Alliance had run again I would have been reelected. The last polls taken in February or March, before I announced I would not run, indicated I could have as his own. Everybody knows ia _,v«u.,. what a terrible temper Ed Broder Muskie has. If there are going nas wnu.ii LU..L u. c coming to be any more minorities on appointments won't so much be the Court they'll have to be Mr. Nixon's choices; they'll be Poles, or he'll blow his top. the choices which the cadre of ~. -.— Democrat Presidential aspirants allows him to make. The President has to clear it with Teddy, Birch, Ed, Bill, Fred, George, Hubert and Scoop. STALLING GAME Those fellows are about where Mr. Nixon was some four years w .. o wuuiu .. I;> . BL .... a auaLiw ago when the Abe Fortas seat w jth guts enough to abolish the yawned open for more than a Military Industrial Complex. year, and Chief Justice Warren ' Ail these considerations would had indicated a desire to retire, be cancelled out if Mr. Nixon If the Democratic runners can decided to make two sure-fire HARD TO PLEASE Ideology has been wonderfully oversimplified lately, because it all relates to the viewpoint on Vietnam. The President couldn't possibly find a Supreme Court nominee to please George McGovern and Scoop Jackson, to say nothing of Bill Proxmira who would insist on a Justice stall the game, one of them may win in 1972 and be able to change the Court back to its liberalized past. Think of that! Thousands nominations. He could do this by naming a pair of senators. The Senate never would turn down one of its own. If the President really plays it smart, . instead of hundreds of cut- that's the route he'll go. j. u_ij, iiitii'-'"^>•*-•— -• •" lIlolfCoVA vL mm\Ai. L.UIJ w* »,»•». M.*W u —.. v •—».»—• ..— — o-defeated Richard Nixon with'or throats and rapists will live on. Yes, but what senators? Not _.. . without George Wallace in the in the death cells. Convicted Re p u b lie an s , because the running . . . .(This) reflects the,. fe ] ons w ;ube sprung free on the President already has a serious '.etnamese leaders decided not f ac t that the American people technical violations of their civil deficit of GOP Senators. Not i n-irHrinatp. That. I am rin not. nasuallv t urn an in- _;„.,(.<, T^,.. ...MI ,„)- pihows in Southerners, because he'd make without George Wallace in- the running . . . .(This) reflects the By JACK ANDERSON Vietnamese leaders decided not f ac |; that the American people Lei;mili;ai »_. uiai ,wi_-> m ~.^ ~-.. —-— — — WASHINGTON — L v n d o n to participate. That, I am c lo not casually t urn an in- j^ts They will rub elbows in Southerners, because he'd make Johnson 'charges in hi forth- convinced, cost Hubert Hum- c urnb ent President out of of- - - •• ----- — '-- — -=! S° ir LS^uS rS^tfoTWTS ^cording to the memoirs but Ramsey Clark. 1*?^ ^^^^ n± t ^±r ^ W3rren KurnDhreVs 1968 •Dresidential hundred thousand votes would .President Johnson's decision not In order to top the Warren Seat bv secretly P p|Stag have made him ^ wilmer - : to seek'. reelection was made eourt , s banning ' of school the laieon government to stay "I am certain the' outcome .long, before Sen. Eugene Me- 3nd the Burger Court's awaf from g the ?I?L peace would have: been different if the C a,r t h y s stunmngly strong £ a n - n s n g of neighborhood T-, ,T, y Paris oeace talks had been in showing in the 1968 New scnools . a pos t-Nixon Court Paris peace talks had been President's progress on Election day." LBJ RATES NIXON Despite this, Johnson surprisingly kind in his praisal of Richard Nixon, i never shared the intense dislike of Richard Nixon felt by many Y-fT' T— C. "°T'-^* V n <.r, 0 -.v of my fellow Democrats . . .' I -People who claimed to speak ^red him a much-malign- for the Nixon camp began misunderstood man. I ^^^PaSlnd promiS looked upon Nixon as a tough, talks. The former memoirs, entitled "the Vantage Point," are being kept under tight wraps. But we can quote the highlights. Here, for example, is how Johnson describes the GOP- Saigon skuldruggery: — ' ' 'aim. camp the' streets" with the muggers his own statement look bad if and killers whom nobody loves the Senate confirmed a pair like - ' Jim Eastland or Strom Thurmond. By the elimination process, it's easy to see what the President will have to do. There in showing in the 1958 New scno ols. a post-Nixon Court are only two Democratic Hampshire primary. To back up m j g ht come out for providing Presidential aspirants on the his point, the President lists a f re | h ero _ri with the school Senate Judiciary Committee, number of people—ranging from ] uncne s - which is a logical place to look ~ " " ""' *~ ~ it'll be too bad if the for judicial talent. That-means D em o c r a t candidates im- Mr. Nixon might as well make mobilize the President on these up his mind and be done with it. appointments, because then we He must nominate _Ted may never know what the Kennedy for one seat, and Birch slickest politician of them all Bayh for the other. is Vice President Humphrey to a P- friendly news columnist Bill " T White—whom he privately informed of the decision. After he told Humphrey .of the decision, Johnson reports: "As v.e shook hands and said goodbye, he told me that he hoped to God I wouldn't go through with that Nixon, if elected, would paid off. "On Nov. 1, after previously indicating that they would go to unyielding partisan and a .., shrewd politician, but always a Both Lady Bird Johnson and ,._...__ i_ j- «,„ v^i. fnr- ^ p res jdent's two daughters ' the decision. Still, man -trying to do the best for his country.. ..." But the former President xs&ssxstfssjt gr ; .r±.XS-'E:ilga:' ^^ favored the decision. _ . daughters Lynda and Luci wept when informed of it, and Lynda LETTERS T 0 T H E EDITOR County Dress Code Buckley's 'Facts' JOSEPH ALSOP vital Persian Gulf—is about to be left by the British without even the ghost of any defense. The question is whether the Soviets will use their naval r . to try to scoop up the of prizes. It will be fairly Editor, Standard-Examiner: In regard to William F. Buck ley Jr.'s column of Oct. 1, un Editor, Standard-Examiner: This is an open letter to the Weber County Board of Education. When is the county Board of Education going to realize that leading. it can no longer maintain a Mr. Buckley himself is mis VIRGINIA PAYETTE Is Entire US. labor- Picture Upside Down? _ Thoughts while standing in it to the bottom-and the big Mrs. Johnson, the former * toscomp i a i J1 about an ap- money. Only then could they President writes, was one of his liance that won't apply itself: earn the exalted title of principal advisors and strongest v . t bg possi!D j e t i iat we Salesman, which is what it's all ' influences. Johnson says he nad . ^ who]( f labor picture about, anyway, made a decision in 1964 that he ,._-.jJ e down? Granted, it might take a little How would it be if we time for the bewildered con- reversed things and put the sumer to catch on to a policy of intelligent, well-trained em- efficiency. For years now, when ployes down where they could he's would not seek a full term but Lady Bird pressed him to change his mind. LADY BIRD'S ADVICE ventured forth to buy LMU T Dirtu J «w»iv_i_ plOVcS UUW11 Wlicit "".J *.«-.- • . , v . , -, The book includes a verbatim deal with the public-and let the sometongor hire someone to der the heading .of Nixon's Re- rint o£ a memo the First people who couldn't care less si fix »"ettm^ ^ * to anC ° he tort .to Muskie Tends to Be Mis- Jdv wrote her husband in 1964, around the v.ce-presidential ^ed^more^mes JJgg j£ unreliability, and Soviet Middle East Policy Changed After Nikita's Fall KUWAIT-In the Middle East very long lines of com- the great change in Soviet mumcation a Soviet naval DOu-CT-making after Nikita presence has also been fiSdSrtflui from power is established In the Indian Ocearu ^S^lSSf'andK^sh- asfist^/on a^S sc|X chev; Soviet external policy been used to secure strategic difficult 'to do so, unless and feeling of isolation among its leading the public. He states Q[ . _ ne reasorl5; lvm lilo .^ __,_,„, met power in the Indian students, and that it must begin that the black population of the to c much for lack of a higher is greatly increased by change w ith the rest of the United States is 22 million and calling." pemng of the Suez Canal. TO "_ lsTe ___._„.-..„„.«,„ «.„.«.„ T «™ <.,.„ "hpif. « T.,.- Although Johnson says it until Soviet power in the Indian Ocean'is gre " ' ' "" iulS^^o^Sd n^Ta^lalk.igabout *e that the Jews are half as nu Egypt apU".to" amount .to ^f^^^^ ~ 9n ^ he should not desks? ranch on the Let the incompetents Texas. One those papers and fiddle with of the reasons: "'You may drink those computers, which (I am listing retire reasons to his "who- silent pressure for an "interim agreement" and a reopened canal. Looking down the road, therefore, -. you have to ask what the results will be gunboat diplomacy in the Persian Gulf. One of the wisest ber County. Most school systems have liberalized the dress code to make the students feel.more comfortable (even at conserva- comionaDie veveu <u v. ul —»- Apparently some of these col- tive BYU). But why hasn't We- ummsts don't do much research Although Johnson says it didn't affect his course, he who ronoedes he was taken by Almanac- on surpr j se by McCarthy's 1968 Jewish popu- showing in New Hampshire, lation of the United States as 5,- "I must admit," he says, popula- "that the results of the rimary su was • not expecting a convinced) will do as they Management's excuse is please no matter who tends always the same: We just This would free the folks can't get good people." Well, 'know what's 'what in the maybe they're looking in tne for the important wrong direction. Maybe they . and repairing 'Then maybe something i Gulf. One of the «ve *™{-™ se e ms tha you and expect to be believed. single day campaigning in «ew Americans, former ber County. It.seems thA you exp ^ ^ ^^ Han:psllire and my name was are placing more emphasis on on Mersa wv^ like good opportunities. Berlin seemed exposed. But that was a misjudgment, for the Berlin blockade failed. Gamal Abdel Nasser had broken with the Western powers. So arms and : the Aswan Dam were of- been fered and that went a bit better, but- it was all pretty un- .•——-.— y^ ,„„ Srfematic. in India and Ceylon. remTr^wryli, 'S'peoplI cational -^JXt'scho'ols begin to spend .fortunes on f^g^^f^^m^on'tr L. G. Russell Ogden I must aunm, ue soj^, men ILIOJ*»- -~.--^—-.-o ••-- MTV>V» thn<;p nponle even "n i- +^ t*ocnitc /if thp New hp don^ ri£ht. Part or tne Lime, ivid^'Dc LHU&C ^jcu^/ic. ^ ^i* uiat . Lric it*ouiio VJL u . we D <^tj5i*tfid out dealing with the ine^I VL • not expecting a . . NOT A DEMOTION gjj^ • .. and ^^^J landslide. I had "« S f n N e ^ This' job-switch shouldn't be promo ted upstairs, never to be ^t y /r dP ^^ from" again. It's hap- 1UUR.CU ujjvn "_> « 1J V UtalU -~"-r - :-.-,.-,?.,.,, Work it right, and it could be pene d. not even on the ballot. .,",.. ^_2,..;t.« TV,= /-inser an * T. .^ coast. obtained at the ,^±snJ^^ i ^sjr!X«^. have' also about gunboat diplomacy." Aden in • Here in the Persian Gulf, of island of course, naked, unassisted =rtainly gunboat diplomacy is not to be expected immediately. The Soviets departure of the British will risk a throw the little states of the gulf Blind 'e, where a student is harassed for what he wears .and how he as members of the Board Editor Standard-Examiner: I agree wholeheartedly with a recent article in your paper ..^ me. .«ab lands tne reai iimu, ,,«...-,.-., -•- --.r- t hrn«r tho littlp <:tatpt; nf th? gulf De > ami luun. nuw .uny "•-.. — nf^'noi prominent organizations when^ "Bobby Kennedy an- their^way »""*« '°^ a ' McCarthy rolled up the v °te.Jre Bobby Kennedy .... ... . .,0!—J his candidacy "^ ne comprehend the fact that we days later: I had been expecting again. It's hap- 'jKffit'ffi' received j^'the o^ositeT The closer an *§£ when you stop to ftink r,n-^ vnt% as a write-in employe gets to the public, the about itj the most imp ortant rt-rf J P than Senator Me- higher his salary would be. tning in any business is keeping ^?h« a JSq s^or cent as a-atast Leave the executive suites for the Customers happy, right? So ?ld fty ;^ i nP t ^n s to have the beginners, who. could start why tum th is alWmportant job K 1 P nv P rl n0 k^ of forgotten " out as vice-presidents in charge. ov / r to fumb iing beginners? been overlooked or lorgotcen, .^. c] g ^ jnter-office B ad service not only turns the he added me mos. And make darned sure Cust0 mers off, it probably costs j. uiuiiv /."«;"• _,^_f__ + ^^4. „„!,, thnse who ShOWCQ , ^nmnanv mnnpv in the lonff dedicated - K» »«^^ worst doubtedly hoped that would . chandise or. lose out on telligence error that probably be rated the "subversion onl y way we-as siuaeuis wm -- «- as some believe) and ;i_> un- ^^_>—..i. e - —.- ~j suuvciaiuu. •' r^ opopntpri as pauals With H > uul ' ... without That will be the first phase, no e ver be ?cceptea as eqiwib __ j i( . „ guarantee that future"sales,^because it drags its the go-getters finally make hee ] S on both. last^uTrtef cintury. When Abdel Nasser's "war of at- WORTHY PRIZE changed is if you voice your farewell to Foreign trition" would beat the Israehs ^ f ^ Middle ^ so write your : local rv Abba Eban the last to their knees. But that hope Eastern prizc of pn zes is really school board member, or the ambassador in Tel Aviv misfired badly. And there have.£ *^ epstimatta |_nothing less,Weber County School superm- been no major new efforts wer 6of permanent.dent and,tell them how you ^. over ^ oth . the Euro peans and the j eS6i by/control".of the oil that ' fuels their economies. Jerry R. Sunset Wood ONLY YESTERDAY Look at Malls was tears". "- ILESS HAPHAZARD After that, however, policy in of been no major new efforts, while there have been solid indications that the Soviets want ™ . the present uneasy cease-fire to So" 61 continue. lotnmg less-.wecier uouniy ouiwui. ou^^,. permanent, tendent and ,tell them how you Editor, Standard-Examiner: i _ it _LI^ i»_ _ T " • . Til. A/% * I« Pounr" f\f Ct TTIfl II feel. this region became GREAT COST Furthermore, most of'the states v eiy ,uiu~. less haphazaroVvery • f ^ Persian Giilf are ideal much more massively expensive OS'-mEaiS building targets for gunboat diplomacy s s£::::;:;;: to the TJoint that tiieU.S. Sixth presence, in the Indian Ocean Wppf is now professionaOy are- now the most significant. ^f ribed pH ^d o^oMat" At JSs^lrMiddle 3 E P as«h Ste'will Io?7n5"^f will gg"SSff b UeC a°use a ^o" tte'vS mW ?althy, strategicaUy the United States, do? :, Chris Henry Wendy Jacobson Ogden Those in favor of a mall be- FREE THE EXPERTS Free the experts from their "paper blizzard" and maybe things could be done right the first time. Just thinking about it „ is heady stuff. Equipment, including 22 imagine the joyous surprise of 'trucks, $125,000, has fmdiBg_a mechanic who actually 50 YEARS «_ AGO bulance man who shows up on the" day Q UIC K QUIZ Male 20 YEARS AGO Harold D. Page, 52-year-old, .._,. Point, D;ivis County, tween"24th and35th".on Washing- farmer was fatally gored by a =s,r$"s-^ - V^.iSJ^.sssafjTTS b r ll^A-ssya csr&ssssKK^^<$^ :S»SlF a ^ f r'ovrss ..o^-^s h , ff ^^^^^^^^^JCSf3 •atttf^%^^.&^-%e*^£%^^£& " Q—In Christian symbolism, Saint - __ _. . Saint John. ..inged man is the winged lion ;e winged ox d the eagle is is-is [UUllLcllllo - O.II\A *WWT^_N,« j — (jyatclicu TTH.H ~tJ - - --t- t tions the stores are empty. officials, led by Mrs. Joel F...Ogden. uon Mrs. Jean Siemens- \\v a iters 'president, on volunteer .city to build. • Layton ' " training. ..'... declared. annual report.

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