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4A .; -'"i; ; OGDEN, UTAH, THURSDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 7, 1971 |C E D I TORI A LS Morton Asked to Expedite Central Utah Leading Utah, officials were unanimous this week in. their approach, to visiting Secretary of the Interior Rogers C. E. Morton, asking his help in expediting funding of the Central Utah Reclamation Project. The Interior Department chief was taken on an-inspection of the vast project, designed to divert water from Colorado Basin drainage systems into the cities and farms along the Wasatch Front. He saw, first hand, the problems brought about by delays in getting money to carry out work authorized by Congress or requested by project officials. In some cases, the White House has frozen construction funds as part of a general cutback in federal expenses. It was encouraging to have Secretary Morton tell Gov. Calvin L. Rampton, Natural Resources Director Gordon Harmston and others that- he is in sympathy with their requests. In fact, the secretary volunteered that he does not-believe that the West's new water, projects are getting a "fair share" of federal monies. The Interior Department, he added, now has a backlog of authorized but unfunded projects calling for expenditure of $5.2 billion. Utah specifically is asking for $6 million for the BonneviUe Unit of the Cen- tral Utah Project so that work already started can be continued without waste of scarce funds that would be involved in stopping construction soon, then resuming when money was available. The schedule that will be interrupted —unless a supplemental appropriation is enacted or already-appropriated funds are reprogrammed to Utah—was based on funding that had been granted prior to the economy drive. We are fortunate in our part of Utah that the ambitious Weber Basin Project is virtually completed and our water supplies are in good shape. The Weber Project involved expenditure of $105 million, of which water users will eventually pay $81 million back to the federal government. Only requests still pending to the Bureau of Reclamation for funding involve refinements in the distribution system. However, the Central Utah Project is essential to the overall economic health and future growth of the entire state. If Secretary Morton can "find" that $6 million to keep going on the Bonneville Unit and then help get further additional monies to expedite the entire project, all Utahns will be especially glad that he came to our state this week to see for himself what was warranted—and why. Supreme Court 'Errors' One of the most critical attacks on liberal-leaning decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court.in recent years is that made Tuesday by Justice Arthur H. Ellett of the Utah Supreme Court. - : Justice Ellett concurred with Chief Justice E. K Callister and the majority of their court in holding that a new trial should be ordered for a Salt Lake County man convicted of burglary. The man, Robert Lon Richards, had appealed his District Court conviction on grounds a sheriff's deputy lacked a warrant when he seized Richards' truck, containing an allegedly stolen tool box and rifle. : "In remanding -this case for a new trial we do so with certainty that a burglar will be set free to prey again upon a law-abiding society — a society which seems to have scarcely any rights ai all under the Constitution as now interpreted," Justice Ellett declared. He contended the lack of a search warrant had nothing to do with Richards' guilt or innocence, adding "there is no question whatsoever of his guilt" since his fingerprints were found in the burglarized home and on the stolen weap on and box. Justice Ellett really blasted the Supreme Court in his conclusion when he wrote: , "While our citizens are not safe either JOSEPH ALSOP in their homes or on the streets of our cities, still the great concern of the Supreme Court of the U.S. seems to be for the criminal and his so-called constitutional rights, rather than for the overriding problem of the protection of the innocent element of our society or the conviction of criminals pursuant to due process of law as administered by the state courts." The Utah jurist's words are of particular interest at a time when President Nixon is mulling over names of men—or women—whom he might appoint to fill the two current vacancies on the U.S. Supreme Court bench. These nominees will, in months to come, be critical factors in determining whether the high court continues the trend that so disturbed Justice Ellett. More Heart Navy Secretary John Chafee thinks his service could show a little more heart, at least at retirement time. After reading retirement orders for admirals and other senior commanders which are so stilted they sound almost as if the men are being" drummed out of the service, Chafee wrote to his senior commanders: "Would it wrench the system too much if a line were added that wasn't completely Pentagonese and conveyed a sense of appreciation and gratitude for the service given?" HOLMES ALEXANDER Okinawa Treaty Forms Key To New Japanese Military -„ f^^y-f t pfitrfWW trr t-A. Tim.. Synrffi** 'I SAY-CUT THE ROOTS! 7 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Lyndon JohnsonJells Ot Near-War Decision By JACK ANDERSON WASHINGTON — In his m e m o i rs , Lyndon Johnson describes in harrowing detail how he maneuvered the Sixth Fleet in response to a hot-line threat of Soviet military action against Israel in 1967 and how he faced down Premier Alexsei Kosygin ~over the Middle East recalled it as a 'time of great concern and utmost gravity.' (CIA Director) Richard Helms remembers that 'the at- the lowest voices I had ever heard in a meeting of that kind.' "We all knew the Russians our countries any Middle because 'if we do get into it, it will be a most serious matter." "Kosygin noted that we now had the 'hot line' and could use that whenever necessary as we had to good effect during the recent Six Day War. Kosygin apologized for having wakened me so early in the morning through the 'hot line.' But, _ he added, together we had 'accomplished more on that one day than others could complish in three years.' " DECISION TO BOMB ac at -. xisrc c»ii- *j.*\f »j. ci --« o — — our bootleg copy of the Johnson memoirs: At the height of the Arab- Israeli Six Day War, the President received a grim, hotline message from. .Kosygin threatening "necessary action, WASHINGTON — We had to fight a second war against Germany because we underestimated the militaristic spirit, and .the same thing could happen with Japan. By far the best treatment of the. persisting Banzai tradition, and how it kept Japan's national pride alive after defeat in World War II, appears m one of the James Bond novels that is laid out there. The old- timers still get misty-eyed to tell of the young Kamakazi pilots flying off to. die for the fatherland and thus to earn eternal life. If we forget Pearl Harbor, we may have to re- For the remainder of this year the crux of our relations with the Sato government m Tokyo should not be the New Economic'policy, but the Okinawa Treaty of reversion. Monetary affairs straighten out a lot easier than military affairs, and the latter is what Okinawa is all about. CONQUERED TERRITORY When I was there in 1959, the Air Force commander was Maior Gen. Dale Smith of West Point and Reno, Nev., and we were then running conquered territory the way mat a victor should. There wasn't any strut, indeed fraternization with the Okinawans was genuine and relaxed. But we were military occupiers, not guests, tenants, advisers or any of those euphemistic aliases. The Okinawa police reported directly to us, not to any local or Japanese parliamentarians. As a result, -there wasn't then and—I learn from Gen. Smith, now retired—there never .has been any of that anti-American rioting which we put up with elsewhere. More than 12,000 Americans died in the capture of this island, and they would be glad to • know that it remained a position of American strength for over 20 years. That will change if the Senate ratifies the Okinawa Treaty which is now awaiting attention. The big rivals of the Far East again would be Japan and China, with Russia a contender. The unwelcome outsider would be the United States. The helpless sheep (except that now we call them dominoes) would be all the other small weak 'countries which were colonial possessions at the gong of Pearl Harbor. General Smith did considerable thinking and writing on the subject while attached to the Joint Chiefs of Staff after 1961. He has done some considerable talking for my benefit since this treaty went to Capitol Hill. As matters have stood since 1945, we have accomplished something we've always talked about, disarmament, and have done it under controlled conditions of our own making. Japan need not and cannot rearm so long as we maintain our $3-biUion base complex on the island. OWN UMBRELLA But if we remove pur nuclear umbrella, Japan will have to raise one of her own. This can be done, in about two years, from 1972-74, giving the world's arms race a lot of momentum. We would be a lot better off — everybody would — if Japan remained disarmed but made a substantial financial contribution to the American and Allied war chests. A Japan with nuclear weapons and a revival of Banzai would once more be the Rising Sun and an international menace. Very few senators—but Harry Byrd and Barry Goldwater are among them—have done any more on the Okinawa question than to reach for their rubber stamps. It hasn't.been thought out very much. Hearings will soon open before the swoon-and-surrender committee on Foreign Relations which has a chance to preside over a fallback in the Pacific all the way/to Guam and Midway. The best hope is that the militant committee on Armed Services—Byrd and Goldwater Israel halted -~ -, unconditionally within a few hours. There was other provocative language in -' the message. Declares Johnson: "In an exchange between heads of Sen. 'Scoop' Jackson Urged To Change Mind on Vietnam SAIGON—An open letter to election was undemocratic, Sen. Henry (Scoop), Jackson, D- which it certainly was. But it is — • also certain that no sensible American has ever for one the countless moment believed in Vietnamese n- "democracy." In this country democracy, is minimal transitional support President Nixon wants to give them. Furthermore, they really are mfking it on their own. On ray trip, the picture naturally varied from province to province. Yet in provinces that the Viet Cong used to control all but completely—Madam Nguyen Thi Binh's native Kian Hoa, for instance—the former power of the enemy is visibly dwindling away at an astonishing rate. In other provinces, the VC literally have no remaining power at all although only two years ago whole divisions, of regular troops were still needed for "support of pacification." decisions, 1 ''military, actions. "The room was deathly still as. we carefully studied this grave communication. I turned to- (Defense Secretary) McNamara, 'Where is the Sixth Fleet now?' I asked him." The fleet had orders to stay at least 100 miles from the Syrian coast. The President told McNamara "to issue orders at once to change the course and cut the restriction to 50 miles. KREMLIN GETS MESSAGE Secretary of Defense ic uie orders over the phone. i, u one else said a word. Some of the men in the Situation Room later recorded their memories of that morning. (Ambassador to Russia)-Llewellyn Thompson jLimi. message, which no translator would need to interpret to the Kremlin leadership, was that the United States was prepared to resist Soviet intrusion in the Middle East."' The crisis faded and, not long afterward, Johnson and Kosygin held a friendly, face-to-face meeting in Glassboro, N.J. "At only one point in our first session did Kosygin seem close to becoming really heated," recalls LBJ. "He said we had talked about territorial integrity before the Middle East war, but we had ended by protecting aggression. He insisted that Israeli troops go back to the original armistice lines "At that point, he came close to issuing a threat. Unless we to his formula, he *«* w— there would be A •"'a"'very great war.' He " Arabs would fight wi.th they had them and, if hands .... with weapons, I VIRGINIA PAYETTE Communist guerrillas struck a U.S. barracks at «"»«. ,j-~.w ----- ~*j.f__ Pleiku. This led to President revert to a previous condition. Johnson's decision to bomb North Vietnam. He recalls: "As we talked, there was an electric tension in the air. the room was as he considered "possible consequences of decision. Each man around table knew how crucial sLn.ii action could be. How would Hanoi react? Would the Chinese Communists use it as a ' ' them- coughing up such a forward base. Master Number WouW Simplify Bookkeeping For years now I have livened household bills . . . you name it. UD dull gatherings with the And never m.ind that nonsense that we all be about not wanting to be "just a 'master number" at number." The time to protest UJC JLVUJOieinu •"» **.»-"»*- - clSMtiUCll &• n*c*ji,^i. »*k""~ — —"Someone suggested that Ho ° . ^.^ could ^ en ^ that was 25 years ago, when the Chi Minn had mousetrapped the reco ^ ded on ^e O nly credit card ear iy computers were just S Ififvfsit y ifwe a Sd to we'd ever need for the rest of cutt ; ng tteir - el ecfronic baby " , „ twnnni* OUT llVBS* respond, we were 'paper tigers'; if we hit back, Soviet prestige might be further involved." , , The President went ahead with the first bombing attack while Kosygin was still in Hanoi. LBJ explained they got them. Then I leaned forward and said slowly and quietly: 'Let us understand one another. I hope there will be no war. If there is a war, I hope it will not be a big war. If they fight, I hope they fight with fists and not with guns.' "I told him that I hoped both And for years it's brought hoots of ridicule ... violent arguments . . . reasoned debate . . unreasonable jeers. - (Even Old Dad laughs, although he'd look a lot less lumpy if he didn't carry around llftf-fiil rtP Tila^fif* f*3rQS 1IT1 *" VY****-" V-S'nuT- mm dozens of different digits.) ... _:ar.5«M; sv= i ^ __ SftSffiS'tKffl •fe.XSUB S y s!e epk R e °nf g hT ISS tScf iss^ve^^en teeth. It's too late to worry about that now. (Besides, this is only for business—we'd still go by our own names socially.) But to those monster machines that over our daily doings we're ALL numbers. I don't know about your state, but on the computerized card tliat says it's okay for me to driv an automobile I'm known as old P01899-99345-55-4775-40. You need a memory course to remember that one alone. The Social Security folks who are going to take care of me in LETTERS TO TH E EDITOR write you about the strange election here in Vietnam. •You have said you will cease your former courageous suptwrt of President Nixon's Viet- namization policy if the United States cannot force the Vietnam ese to choose their president in a more •'democratic" manner. But why? To begin with, as you know very well, your-demand cannot possibly be met. President Thie-'u - made a bad miscalculation.' He wanted a two-man, race between himself and Gen. Duong Van Minh. He furthermore firmly believed that Big Minh would stay in the race to the end. MINH MISJUDGED Our wise ambassador, Ellsworth Bunker, twice warned President Thieu that he had ' ~ Minh. The proved right, to serve President Johnson's domestic political purposes. If and when the war ends successfully, I believe the Vietnamese will evolve_«eir own brand of ^™»* responsive to the peoples will as has happened in Sou* Korea Ba:i.is; tte.most blatant hypocrisy to pretend to be angry with the Vietaamese now beca H se a . wl10 ^ - i externally imposed politica i system does not work very weu. The truly central yet completely ignored fact, meanwhile development of hell pleasant cheerful garden- suburb. 'PINEAPPLE' BLOOMS There is a huge area our troops used to call "the pineapple," for instance, that was a pretty fair imitation of hell for a great many years. No one but the VC inhabited "the pineapple" from the French . time onward, but today all the VC are gone. The hard-working farmers iiave come back to take the rich land in hand.. "The pineapple" is beginning to bloom with tranquil productiveness. It is moving deeply moving, to see peace 'and prosperity returning to" the wonderfully beautiful Vietnamese coun- :. But that makes it all exasperating to think easily 1he U.S. Senate can from the very r e s u It i n g senatorial and editorial displays of righteous indignation are also parodies. The complaint is that this well I have just come back from a trip through eight of the Delta provinces. I have seen most of these provinces many times before, beginning about 1953. I could hardly believe what I saw and heard this time. ^^ ^ ^ ' REMARKABLE EFFECT J °The"' 'minimal, transitional Being put or,.their owrL te ^.^»£?*^t£™ ad a remarkable effect on the plans meet in leadership positions are not merely quite exceptionally impressive. For the first time they are also strikingly confident that they can make it on _their own with no more than the Friend. Ben Lomond Praised Editor, Standard-Examiner: This is an open letter.to the students and 'faculty at Ben Lomond High School. We would like to praise you for the school spirit, that you display -in all of your school activities. The Iron Horse game was played under rain, sleet, snow and muddy- conditions. This surely didn't dampen the school spirit. The fans : turned out in large numbers and sat for two hours getting soaked through. The cheer leaders were terrific, never letting -up for one minute. . At half time, the marching band in their plaid kilts, and the Bonnie Lassies and Heath- .erettes in their, bright short uniforms presented a delightful marching routine. All of this was done in the snow, sleet and rain on a wet muddy field. The girls went through the complete drill, even to doing the •QUICK: QUIZ Q—When did the law granting ^* . 1 ..._: J __.J._ _f 41nn RULES FOU UTTERS The Sundard-kxamincr welcomes letteri (rom its readers on topics of torrent interest. Letters should be addressed: Editor, Standard-Examiner, Box 951, Ogden, Utah 8.U02. Letters should not exceed 300 words and all letters are subject to condensation. No more than oni letter per month will be printed from any individual. Letteri violating rules of good taste and laws of libel will be rejected. All must bo signed Ind Include, for verification, writer's id- dress and telephone number. they sleep in the night: I can' £S^?. Briber at b'irth ... ask our American soldiers out ^«™j£ Scandinavia already * 6 e re ATS 8 &SS* S£ jojf^ • - J ^ is tMnktog ackS- " oner, a But they limit their numbers 1 cnec BOMBING STOPPED to g 0ve mment records. My plan £ ^ gtall i( . offj Tm 70 _42-67. More than three years later, would cover everything. ^ l hgve an acc jdent, ^I'm J *i*«*.nvi nTv}ororf the futile i lr -E/p s*unDt?C nirn ^'To.o.il /'tnciiranpp-wisp.'l. ' about it. . . ... KO c mv old age call me 569-26-6492. But they limit their numbers ^f^ where i get check- Johnson ordered the bombing stopped. LIFE'S CHORES 6G9-278-8-13 (insurance-wise). To Think how much simpler pay the doctor who Patches me luu --'-- — — i become 260636-7048-TA36. he ships me off to the splits in that cold water and snow. They didn't have to present the half time entertainment, but the participants stated "if the boys were expected to play football in the storm then they could at least do their drill." It is great to be associated with a school with students and faculty that are proud of their school and show it by their display of school spirit. Keep it up Ben Lomond! Mr. & Mrs. Grant Bingham Ogden Chilean Profits Editor, Standard-Examiner: I refer to your editorial in Monday's paper, entitled Chile's Banditos. I am sorry I do not have the exact figures at hand, but the mining companies you mention have something like 1618 per cent of their total investments in Chile. At the same over half of their profits futile His ; the men j^teTmd tte, long number ^ay ^^5 tofatfSiA 156M8-9816. cabinet table and asked their numocrj wo u £ ttl ' c bo0 kk cep ing My favorite specialty ; store judgments on my decision. The aiL'l.^fJ^nSSation. iob sends the bills to 4897-4040-4 . . . reactions were qui< unanimous. 'Absolute!; ° ne tiJ he ^ S hadthe'feelini registration , i&a&"t-flmg ONLY YESTERDAY UICIJL akVl,& «V**J-b'**«j »" " www--— 07 -who lacks wOl power ... and when I fill up on gas I'm 488447-90292 or 687-545-112-26 or maybe ever.:. 233-60K544-5, depending on which station is closest when the motor gasps. My bank's nickname for me is (are you ready, now?) 021801342093446450. Then there's department store cards. And 90 YEARS AGO 50 YEARS AGO Mr? MargareT Tracy, 23, Troops 18 and 5 of the Ogden Ogden was killed and five other Council of Boy Scouts went to _ _ departme nt store caros. Ana persons injured, four critically, Salt La k e city to take part in if vou think I'm going to put my in a pavement-shaking crash of ^ Scout p rogram - a t the Utah telephone credit card number two cars at the i« nc ™n ot lg was ^ down herCi forge t it Highway 84 and Hooper Road. Mate *wr. _P 1>m no more , " over nu in. t w^itv is charg Char ^ s . ^' bered" than anyone else. Empty Increased use of electricity is coutmaster , ^d Fred Sum- own wallet and make a reliable yards 11 c K wmcn .^^ commi ttee chairman; yourse lf a list. You'll see ... shows the rapia,_souii ^^ ^^ 5 h g s W illiam F. Fisher CLEARING-HOUSE assistant as scoutmaster and the Rev. Let's toss 'em all out C E Hogan as director of fair (carefully cutting-them in half '.. '..- first of course) and use a activities. master card for ever ything. If it JC Littlefield, adjutant of the involves a payment, the .county Ogden Department of Public clearing house would.record it E . M . Naughton, in a ma .. ^p ay ers. The notices total $4.2 with offices here. former heads of this country. Q—Which was the first college to consider been picking someone « passing ; of the 1833. conference that personal antagonism, arising in "partisan political controversies," is threatening LDS Church unity. for the com- of such (Old Dad's already

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