The News from Frederick, Maryland on June 1, 1970 · Page 4
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Frederick, Maryland
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'Retire--We Don't Need You! PwMMwd Bvery fvenitw, Ixctpt Sunday by the OMAT SOUTHMN PUNTING AND MANUfACTUtMO COMPANT 200 Imt Patrick Street. Frwfeiick, Maryland 2 \ 701 -Him* Arao C*d* 310, a62-1177 Ctairitod AaWftitiitf Offtc*O»*n · A.M. T« 5 P.M. Weekday* Saturday · A.M. Ta 2 P.M. MMM 662-1162 SUKOMrMrtON «ATtS StngU copy, 10cenH.»ymail, payable in adifonca: ona month, $1.75; thma m»nfh«, $4.SO;»I« nwnHw, $t.SO; *ne year, $16.00; by «"·»·» «·«*· ·rcacHar,42 cent* w««k; $1.75 month, $21.00 yr. NUmUr Audit IwMavcfCiKvlatian--Member Of The AtMctaMdPf*** Irw AtMciatad Pms h ·nNrUd exclusively to MM wt* for publkcrt wn of all the local printed new* in this newspaper a» well at all AP newt da patch**. S«c«nd Clou Pottage Paid At Frederick. Maryland PAGE A-4 MONDAY, JUNE 1,1970 FREDERICK, MARYLAND Damned With Praise Rarely has a political aspirant been damned with as lavish praise as R. Sargent Shriver is the beneficiary of in these fateful final hours in which he is making up his mind whether to seek the governorship of Maryland. Despite all of the tributes which are pouring into the former ambassador to France and head of the Peace Corps, however, practically none of them offer solid support should he decide to follow his political instincts and challenge Governor Marvin Mandel in" ,the Democratic primary. Although he is a liberal of extreme leftish views, organized labor has turned down his plea for aid and gone so far as to somewhat prematurely endorse Governor Mandel. From all over the state, Democratic Party leaders have extended a deaf ear to the Shriver bid for support. This has been as true at the county level as in the higher echelons of the party at Annapolis. And a poll privately financed by the would-be candidate brought scant encouragement that his candidacy could lireast the tide sweeping so relentlessly toward Governor Mandel. Democrats, mindful of the fact that a division in their ranks four years ago resulted in the nomination of George P. Mahoney and the subsequent election of the Republican candidate, Vice President Spiro Agnew, feel chills coursing up and down their spines whenever they dwell on what might happen this year. It might even achieve that horror of horrors, the election of another Republican to occupy the executive mansion at Annapolis. But while they are withholding their support to Mr. Shriver's gubernatorial aspirations, at all levels the Democratic Party is busily engaged in offering the would-be candidate both high praise and many alternate suggestions. As the husband of the former -Miss Eunice Kennedy, and a brother-in-law of the late martyred President and present Massachusetts senator and leader of his party in the higher branch of Congress, Mr. Shriver is reliably reported to be several times a millionaire. Certainly as the party out of power in Washington and holding comparitively few State Houses, the Democrats do not want to discourage any candidate able and willing to take the elastic band off his bankroll for the benefit of the party's fortunes. So some of those who have withheld their support for the governorship have suggested that Mr. Shriver seek a seat in Congress against a Republican incumbent. They first suggested that he run in the Sixth District against Representative J. Glenn Beall Jr. only to discover that while he was born in Carroll County, which is a part of the district, that he had not lived there since his youth in Westminster. That would appear to be an effective barrier against the Beall challenge. However, Mr. Shriver's well-wishers in the party, came up with the happy thought that he might take on Representative Gilbert Gude of Montgomery County, where, providentally Mr. Shriver owns a home although he has been rarely in it for the past eight years. When this suggestion did not appear to awaken any keen interest in Mr. Shriver's breast because he is reported 'to have presidential aspirations and the vault from the Hfluse of Representatives to the White House has not been achieved since the days of another martyred President, James A. Garfield, a group of former Peace Corps aides who now hold patronage jobs in Congress have come up with the happy thought that he might be drafted to lead the national crusade this fall to retain both houses of Congress for the Democratic Party. "Maryland," one o£ the Peace Corps sponsors of this new proposal said ruefully, "is just not ready for Sargent's brand of politics." Meanwhile, Mr. Shriver is keeping, his own counsel. His last quoted comment was that he has "not yet ruled out running for the office of Governor." Political Honoraria One of the fringe benefits of service in the United States Senate often overlooked by the public are the opportunities afforded members to swell their incomes by making speeches, writing books, and penning magazine articles. Both of Maryland's senators in sworn statements filed with the Senate Ethics Committee reported healthy additions to their incomes from these sources. The state's senior senator, Democrat Joseph E. Tydings, reported income of $11,750. And the statement of his junior, Frederick's Republican Charles McC. Mathias disclosed speech income of $8,250 during the past year. And Senator Mathias, although not required to do so, made a full financial disclosure showing his net worth as $157,678.78. This compares with $143,602.55 revealed hi a similar disclosure last year. Although Senator Tydings did not file this year any statement of his net worth, in a statement which he filed last year he listed it as approximately $2.5 million. Included in the honoraria received by Senator Tydings this year he listed an advance of $1,250 for a book, "Born To Starve," upon which he has been working for the past two years and which will be published early next month. It deals with the problem of population control, a major topic of concern currently in Maryland. Both Maryland senators in listing their income from speech honoraria stated that it is their policy to either refuse payment for speeches made before Maryland audiences or if this is impossible to donate the sum received to some activity of the group which they address. Among speaking fees listed by Senator Mathias was $1,000 from the Seafarers International Union which contributed very substantially to the losing campaign of ex-Senator Daniel Brewster whom Mr. Mathias defeated. Other payments received by the Frederick senator included $300 from the Baltimore Gas Electric Company; $1 ; 500 from the American Civil Liberties Union; $500 from the National League of Insured Savings and Loan Companies; $350 from the Board of Christian Social Concern; and $900 for six speeches of the Brookings Institution. He also listed $2,000 from the National Marine Engineer Benevolent Association; $500 from the Ohio Republican Finance Committee; $150 from the Wisconsin Welfare Council; $100 from American University; and $100 from Columbia Union College. Senator Tydings listed $530 from the Plapned Parenthood World Population Organization; $500 from Westinghouse Electric Company; $650 from the Kansas City Bar Association; $900 from the Carbon County Public Schools; $2,000 from the California Constitutional Rights Foundation; and $500 from St. Louis University. Others include $900 from the Tennessee Educational Association; $750 from the Student Government Association of the University of Alabama; $1,000 from the Jewish Federation of St. Louis; $500 University of Alabama; $1,000 from the Jewish Federation of St. Louis; $500 from the B'nai B'rith Anti-Defamation League; $1,000 from the Allied Educational Foundation; and $1,000 from the University of Hawaii. Books, Record Clubs Watched Countless Frederck County folks who have been ensnared by book and record clubs which purvey their wares to members under negative option plans will be gratified to learn that the Federal Trade Commission is planning to step down hard on such unethical practices. Under this so-called "negative option plan," members signing up as members of such clubs are allowed to reject any of their offerings which they do not wish to purchase. On the surface this would seem to be eminently fair. The FTC, however, has been deluged with complaints of customers of such clubs that before they received notice of the next issue of the book or record and given their guaranteed option to reject it, that the particular article arrives in the mail with the proper bill. The FTC points out that even when such shabby tactics are not employed by the ciubs that the entire sales technique exploUs such human traits as "procrastination and forgetfulness in order to pose liability upon subscribers for merchandise they may not want." Had it not been for the abuse of the negative option plan by some book and record clubs, it is probable that the FTC cease and desist order would not have been issued. It all comes down to the same old story of the ethical and innocent clubs being forced to suffer for the Delinquencies of what is probably a minority. ·« Ana many of the clubs will find their sales efforts drastically curtailed as a "esult of the new rule. All of which, however, brings up the aid story of the advantages of dealing with local merchants with a stake in the community who are not so prone to commit unethical and shabby business practices. yesterday Pram «·§·**· Letters To The Editor ASKSIFMATHIAS WANTS'DUNKIRK' ToTheEditor/Sir: Senator Mathias in the Sun of yesterday, May 24, discussed the question of the relative responsibilities of the President and Congress from John Adams to Nixon, deploring the fact that Congress was not notified and consulted before U. S. troops were ordered into Cambodia. He did not once mention the plain fact, obvious to anyone with intelligence enough to read a map, that the U. S. forces, after the fall of Sihanouk, had become out-flanked by the Communists from the D. M. Z. to below Saigon which had and still has its back to the Sea as an escape route. Does the Senator want another Dunkirk, this being an American one? The President had no choice, from the standpoint of the simple safety of American soldiers, but to move quickly into Cambodia to strike and neutralize the spearhead of the Communist flanking movement, already dug in when our men got there. If the President had notified Congress in advance of this move, he would still be waiting for advice and consent, the Communist build-up would have been even larger, and the resultant slaughter when and if he, the President, had been allowed to move by Congress, would have been even greater than has actually resulted. The President had no military choice but to move into Cambodia, and it took a very brave man, at great risk to his personal prestige to do it. He deserves the support of all loyal Americans I repeat for emphasis: "Does Senator Mathias want an American Dunkirk?" I wrote to Senator Mathias to tell me, to tell the American People, to tell President Nixon, how he, Charles Mathias, would get our American Boys safely out of Southeast Asia. He hasn't done it. He knows all about what President Adams and President Jefferson said and did, but he won't say how to bring home safely our American Boys. I wonder if he knows how to do it. But he can certainly, "Talk up a Storm," as they say on the Eastern Shore. H. HANFORD HOPKINS, M. D. 1201N. CalvertSt. Baltimore, Md. EQUAL11 Y NOT FOUND IN SOCIALISM To the Editor, Sir: It is wrong to equate socialism with equality for the two are completely different if not contradictory. Socialism intends to subordinate the individual to the will of the state, and, if this is is equality then it is the equality of servitude. Equality can only be attained when man is free of any form of tyranny. He must be free to think, write and say what he pleases as long, and this is important, as he does not try to diminish the inherent rights of his fellow citizens. And those rights can only be protected by a government that has been duly elected by the people themselves. And such is our Democratic Society. Our government was founded on the principle that all men are created e q u a l , b u t o u r constitution does not say that all men must be equal in wealth or intellect for, to be truly free man must have the right to increase his wealth and further his education as far as his mental capacities will permit him. Our forefathers wisely realized that, to expect more is to expect the" impossible. Rather they devised a form of government that would protect the rights of every citizen and yet permit him to better his lot in life. And therefore, it is the equality under the law that we seek; not the equality of subjugation that thwarts the will of the people and detracts from our individual abilities. ROBERT E. KENNEDY 14 College Avenue Frederick, Md. 21701 HELP ASKED TO RESTORE FAIR VIEW CEMETERY To the Editor, Sir: I am writing this letter for help in the cleaning up of a cemetery on the Boyer's Mill Road, known by everyone as Fairview. Mv good friend and neighbor has started the job and would like to have all who are interested in the restoration of it to get in touch with him. His phone number is 865-5118. It is most important for those who have loved ones entered there to do so right away. GLENF.WINGETT Route 1 Mt.Airy,Md. Wallace, Brewer: Alabama Toss-up By BRUCE BIOSSAT NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NEA) With more than 30,000 new registrants added to the voting rolls since the May 5 primary, no experts in Alabama are daring to predict the outcome of the June 2 governorship runoff b e t w e e n Gov. Albert Brewer and George Wallace. Brewer nosed Wallace by 11,000 votes in the first primary. Charles Woods, Dothan businessman, piled up an impressive 150,000 as a third candidate to block a majority for either of the two leaders. Originally, it was figured the final race would be settled by the movement of those Woods' votes. The new registrants bring new confusion. Since Wallace's workers evidently beat the bushes hardest to drum out more voters for June 2, a fairly general assumption is that most of the added 30,000-plus will go into his column. Yet there are some new black registrants and a modest number of college-age eligibles in such places as Birmingham and Huntsvffle in the new increment who may go for Brewer. The May 5 Woods' vote is believed to have included roughly 30 per cent of the total black vote on that date, as well as a fairly wide spectrum of whites who were saying "a plague on both your houses" to Brewer and Wallace. Analysts have tended to guess that a high proportion of this Woods' vote, if it comes out again in comparable numbers, ought to be for Brewer as "the lesser of two evils." But the guessers are really hesitant, and they are handicapped by the fact that Woods himself is now keeping silent. Will the blacks of Alabama, who voted perhaps half their total registration the first time, come out in as good or better numbers June 2? About half the runoff races involving black candidates are of some consequence (state legislative contests, for example) and might serve as a potent drawing card. Still, the intensity of black interest in the Brewer-Wallace runoff is difficult to gauge. It is a commonplace in the state to say that the vote in a runoff generally falls off from the first primary. But there has been no governorship runoff since 1962, no race of recent times as close as this, and no parallel to the interim addition of 30,000 more voters. Through three of the four interim weeks, Brewer and Wallace each had just one significant television appearance, Wallace's being in the form of a "press conference" with carefully selected interviewers. The two men have largely abandoned their country- music barnstorming tours (estimated to have cost each man some $250,000 for music alone), and are doing a limited amount of handshaking here and there. From May 5 on, Wallace has been hammering on the point that Brewer is -the candidate of the "bloc" (black) vote. Some of his published advertisements highlight the May 5 results in s e l e c t e d black rural precincts which Brewer won by ratios of 100 to 1 or greater. No analyst seems sure what impact this is having, though now and then reports are heard that May 5 white Brewer voters may be switching to Wallace. The touchy business of just how and how much Wallace's brother, Gerald, prospered during the Wallace governorship years recently produced a laughable turn. Though photographs of Gerald Wallace's extensive country spread are readily available in newspaper files, Brewer forces employed a helicopte r to fly over so his press secretary, Robert Inman, could take pictures. The helicopter d e v e l o p e d trouble and had to come down on Gerald's land. Inman, cameras dangling, dashed off to get beyond the Wallace fence. Gerald offered him "political asylum" and newsmen, tongue in cheek, said "the Brewer air force has been grounded." After this touch of Peter Sellers' comedy, the only real riffle has come at Tuscaloosa, where white students at the University of Alabama got into ferment over the Cambodia and Kent State issues. Some 100 have been arrested, including some judged to be quite conservative. Like the race itself, Tuscaloosa may be a standoff Brewer has made some tough noises, and with students they come easy to George Wallace. (Ntwtpaptr fdftrpr/M Aun.) 50 Years Ago JUNE 1,1920 A MOVE IS afoot among the Aldermen to create by ordinance a new city official to be known as the city manager. The new official will be appointed by the Mayor each January and will have an annual salary of $3,000. The motion was referred to City Attorney Edward Delaplaine for revision. AS A RESULT of stunting with a motorcycle, John W. Grimes, 19 of Boyds, is in City Hospital with a fractured skull. Grimes and a friend on another motorcycle hit head on in a collision in what appeared to have been a game of "chicken." THE MOTOR FINES for the past week maintained the high totals which prevailed for the past month. The majority of offending motorists were in Baltimore. In Frederick County, the largest fine collection was in New Market which contributed $142 to the county total of $435. THREE ~MORE well known citizens have added their names to-the list of those who endorse the proposed memorial park in the city. They are John Haller, Dr. Charles E. Wehler, and C. Newton Thomas. 20 Yean Ago JUNE 1,1951 ·' WITH A VANGUARD OF a ·' hundred official delegates-registered, the 17th annual conclave of the Maryland and J Border States Loyal Order of Moose met here for the opening.-, session Friday. The main influx J of visitors is expected this" afternoon for the day's crowded!,, schedule. ·«-, TWO YOUNG Camp Detrick-soldiers were fined $10 each for I indulging in a street brawl with r three local colored persons. The . three colored offenders were · given 10 day sentences in jail in ~ default of the $10 fine. The Detrick men both southerners, were goaded into a fight by the non-segregation policies of a North Market Street restauraunt. THE GLAD CEMETERY at Walkersville is two hundred . years old. This year marks the double anniversary of .the grant of land to the Glade Reformed , church by the Lord Proprietor, Lord Baltimore for a church and burial ground. ELIMINATION OF the toll charge for telephone calls between Braddock Heights and Frederick may be effected by about July 21. National Dividend -Panacea For What? By Jeff Valentine Confused by such economic terms as GNP, balanced budget, and inflation? Well, better make room for still another one of those ambiguous and confusing terms with the advent of the so-called National Dividend Plan, orNDP. The plan proposes a rather sweeping reform of the national tax structure, which is sure to bring pangs of pleasure to some groups of the local taxpayers. A 50 per cent limit would be placed on corporate income taxes while no tax at all would be collected on earnings dividends. But who would get the money saved? YOU, and all of the rest of the nation's 60 or so million voters. The NDP wants to redistribute the f e d e r a l corporate income tax collections to the voters -- as much as $500 per voter or $1,000 per couple. The brainchild of the National Dividend Foundation and its president, John H. Perry Jr\, the. NDP offers a virtual panacea to the nation's and world's problems. That is, if you can take the word of the full page ads that ran in Washington's two major dailies last week. Among the problems that Perry claims wiU be solved are inflation, poverty and welfare, the urban problem, civil rights, individual freedom, education, state's rights, voting reforms, and world peace. In short, ALL of the problems that the Nixon Administration and all of the administrations before it tried vainly to solve. On the surface, the plan offers some wise counseling in this age of quick and irrational thinking. Concluding correctly that inflation "results from too much buying power and two little production, the NDP would be a permanent s a f e g u a r d by "interlocking i n v e s t m e n t capital, production, profits, and consumer buying power." The federal government would be relieved of most of its burden in subsidy and assistance programs bv providing a mimmum, one albeit miminal, income to all of $1,000 per couple annually. The strength in this argument would be that the costly bureaucracy of running all the separate aid agencies would be consolidated and saved. The weakness in the argument is that it fixes on a permanent figure -$500 -- in an age when the cost of living spirals almost weekly. Rather naively, the promoters of the NDP boast that their plan would cut "through the core of the civil rights problem" by making every American voter a BERRY'S WORLD profit-sharing partner in the nation's -corporate enterprise. While it would make everyone" equally interested in the working » of the free enterprise system, it somewhat blindly thinks that the $500 dividend is going to mean as much to a vice president of a firm pulling down $60,000 annually as , it does to an unemployed migrant farmer. Possibly the strongest argument in its favor is that it would bring the widely divergent labor and management factors . 'together under a common bond,. -- corporate profits. The current inflationary rise in prices along with the wildcat strikes in both the private and public sector is in large part a reflection of stopgap measures in the past toward reconciling the employer and the _, employed. Since the electorate is paid the , dividend and the electorate is · largely made up of laborers, a ~ concerted drive for top production at peak efficiency ", should be the result. The labor union contemplating a strike for extra benefits or pay might think twice when the result could have a detrimental total effect on its collective pocketbook. Finally, NDP promoters dream of world peace brought ' about by the sheer force of a , better system prevailing. The recent ad pointed out that "the advocates of Marxism could never mount a convincing argument in their behalf in comparison to an American system which provides its ' citizens with a free voting voice in the selection and operation of its government and a profit- sharing partnership in the production of its corporate enterprise." ., To be sure, the National Dividend Plan is really only a system that intervenes between the taxpayer and the federal government. Instead of tfie" tax funds going to the federal coffers to be used in then ional welfare, ., it is divided among the voting members of the citizenry. It's . a c t u a l l y a d r e a m of decentralization at its fullest. A dream, even Utopia if you wish, is what the NDP is , presently. It is a dream full of ifs and ands, and it's a plan replete, with standard cliches and A fallacies about the workings of the complex American economy. "' But in this year of anxiety -when a respected economist actually pinpoints the predicted ; date of the next stock market crash -- even a dream is worth hanging onto "C'MON! It's YOUR turn to be founder and president of a giant conglomerate--and I'LL kick YOU out!" LWSPAPLRl

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