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Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas · Page 9

Pampa, Texas
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Wednesday, June 14, 1972
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10 PAMPA DAIIY NIWS PAMPA.TEXAS MthYEAR Wednesday, .lunc 14.1972 Sen. Bentsen Against Hasty Approval Of SALT Agreement By SEN. LLOYD BENTSKN In a recent editorial, a national newspaper cautioned the U.S Senate to "recognize that the stakes are high" as it examines the U.S.-Soviet arms Limitation Treaty. The treaty, one part of the SALT Agreement signed in Moscow, would limit the number of defensive missiles in each country. "It is not a treaty to be confirmed in a fit of euphoria," the newspaper said. "If, indc-vl, it is a treaty that ought to be confirmed anytime during a presidential campaign." I firmly agree with the newspaper in that assessment. The defensive arms limitation treaty should certainly not be donfirmed by the Senate hastily, in the warm glow of post-summit good feelings. It should certainly not be approved without the closest scrutiny possible. But this treaty is only part of the SALT Agreement. The other part is an executive agreement that deals with limitations on offensive weapons. And this executive agreement causes me as much, possible even more concern than the defensive weapons treaty. The offensive agreement limits Russia to about 1.600 land-based missiles, compared to only 1.054 for the United States. It permits the Soviet Union, which now has 25 modern missiles subs operational-and 17 or 18 under construclion-to build a total of 62. The U.S., which has only 41 such subs, is limited to only 44. The Soviets would also be permitted to replace their SS-9 missiles-already bigger than anything in the U.S. arsenal-with an even larger missile. The agreement does not seem to be completely one-sided. It would allow the U.S. to go ahead with the five major weapons developments that are reportedly considered most important by the nation's military leaders. But these are reported to be improvements in technology, primarily. In a message to Congress, on his return from the Moscow summit meeting, President Nixon made a forceful presentation. But he failed to give us specific information on the SALT Agreement. I certainly share the President's expressed desire for peace. I certainly share his expressed desire for an end to the mad arms race. Both nations have built up such huge arsenals of weapons that the prospects of cither surviving, in the event of all-out' war, are bleak. The amount of weapons is so massive that we no longer speak in terms of, simply, a "balance of arms." Rather, these days, we talk of "balance of mutual terror," and "mutual assured destruction." The United States has expended far too many of her resources for far too many years in this mad race. And. I am hopeful that this SALT Agreement will prove to be the first step at a lower pace. But, I remain very concerned about the figures I've seen thus far, which are included in the executive agreement. In each instance, we have apparently accepted less than parity with the Russians. In each instance, the Russians will have at least 50 per cent more weaponry than the United 'States. I have asked the Senate to give careful study to both the defensive arms limitation treaty and the offensive arms limitation agreement. In fact, the Senate should call for immediate hearings to probe the Executive Agreement. It is too important to delay. There may be more to it than we have seen thus far on the surface, and we must take a hard look to determine whether an actual balance of arms will result. I certainly do not want this nation to become a second-rate world power. Likely the treaty, the executive agreement is not something to be given Congressional approval in a "fit of euphoria." Wye Oak, a black oak, soars 125 feet over Jockey Hollow in Maryland State Park. It is reinforced with cables and patched with concrete. Because the patches obscured many annual rings, the tree's reported age of 230 years is only a close estimate. CANYON - Judy Kincaid, 1334 Coffee, Pampa, was among participants in a five-day Creative Education Workshop last week at West Texas State University designed to assist teachers in "humanizing education." The workshop was sponsored by the American Association of Elementary-Kindergarten-Nursery Educators and directed by Mrs. Margaret S. Woods, associate professor of education at Seattle Pacific College. Mrs. Woods, immediate past president of the association, is nationally recognized for her work in creative education. The course was designed to be of value to teachers from kindergarten through high school and especially to curriculum directors, principals, and other supervisory and administrative personnel. Lectures, participation and demonstrations with children in music, art, social studies, science, puppetry, dramatics and literature were among featured activities. 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