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"Sorry, It's Beautifully Written--Sheer Poetry on Every Page; It Brought Tears to My Eyes . . . but No Four-Letter Words!" Established 1883 Published lv«ry Evening Except Sunday by the GtlAT SOUTHtftN MINTING AND MANUFACTURING COMPANY 200 ta«l^trkkStr««t,Frtteriel«,Marylond21701--Phon. Area Cede310,662-1177 Classified Advertising Office Open 8 A.M. To 5 P.M. Weekdays Saturday 8 A M To 2 P.M. Phone 662-1162 SUBSCRIPTION RATES Single copy, 10 cents. By mail, payable in advance: one month, $1.75; three months, S4.SO, six months, $8.50; one year, $16.00; by motor route or carrier, 4? cents week; $ 1 7 5 month, $21.00 yr. Member Audit Bureau of Circulation--Member Of The Associated Press The Associated Press is entitled exclusively to the use for publication of all the local printed news in this newspaper as well as all AP news dispatches Second Class Postage Paid At Frederick, Maryland PAGE A-4 FREDERICK NEWS-POST THURSDAY JUNE 4, 1970 Keystone Of All Liberties Keystone of all American liberties is freedom of the press. Objective of the responsible representatives of the nation's press, with which the News-Post is proud to be identified, is to be so objective and fair in its news columns that the wisdom of the founding fathers in writing this provision into the Bill of Rights will become obvious to all thinking citizens. Generally speaking, this conception of a free press is accepted throughout the nation. But it doesn't apply today in the State of Georgia. There reactionary Governor Lester G. Maddox has declared war upon two of the finest representatives of the American press, the A t l a n t a Constitution and the Atlanta Journal. Using state trucks and aided by state employes, G o v e r n o r M a d d o x celebrated Memorial Day by driving around the grounds of the state capitol, collecting all vending racks of the two newspapers, and conveying them to a dump. "The only copies of the Atlanta newspapers that will appear on grounds will be those brought in by stale employes and they had better not let me see them bring them," said Governor Maddox. His Excellency said that it was an "outright lie" that he had launched his crusade against the state's two largest newspapers because they had editorially opposed his plans for a special legislative session. He added that he hopes to obtain 50,000 cancellations of subscriptions to the two papers within the next month by his political supporters. "It's time that they began to take the side of the people instead of the reactionary interests," he commented. In a front-page editorial the two Atlanta newspapers commented. "This is nothing new. We have been fought by the Ku Klux Klan, the swastika arm-banded Columbians, a scrofulous bunch of youthful toughs the FBI later picked up in a Jewish temple bombing, by SNICK, by CORE and more lately by the SDS. "Newspapers, like people, can be measured by the enemies they make. We are proud of ours." The Political Liberals AH right-thinking Americans reacted with horror recently when shots fired by National Guardsmen being attacked by militant students resulted in the deaths of four students of Kent University. Ever since the tragedy which stirred the conscience of America, however, the national political liberals -- the McGoverns, the Kennedys and the Lindsays, have lost no opportunity to place the blame on any handy conservative or establishment doorstep. At no time have they ever indicated the remotest thought that the rioting students in their burning of college property and their attacks upon the National Guard called in to maintain order after a state of collegiate anarchy obviously occurred could conceivably share any of the odium attached to the fatal shooting of the four students. They have quietly hushed up the facts surrounding a speech delivered on the Kent University campus only a week before the fatal shootings in ·which Jerry Rubin, one of the notorious "Chicago 7," an admitted anarchist and a convicted criminal out of jail on bail, whose present mission seems to be to stir up revolt wherever he can, said, in part: "The first part of our Yippie program, you know, is to urge you to kill your parents. And I mean that quite seriously, because until you are prepared to kill your parents, you're really not prepared to change the country because our parents are our first oppressors." Continuing on this high level, Rubin said: "We've all got to become riot ineiters. A riot is a party. A riot is four or more people having fun -- that's what a riot is. There's gonna be riots everywhere. "Disrupting the nation's court system is right on. We have to disrupt every institution and break every law. We've all got to become criminals. "The most oppressed "people in this country are not the blacks. The most oppressed people in the United States are the white middle class. They're the most oppressed because they have nothing to fight for. "They also have nothing to live for. They can't become heroes. They want to become bureaucrats. The only time we can become heroes in this country is when we succeed in overthrowing the government. Then we will really be heroes." It seems rather odd that the liberals who seek to throw the blame for the -Kent University tragedy on the shoulders of the National Guard, the President, the governors of states seeking to halt bloodshed and anarchy on their campuses, or anyone else who speaks out or acts to halt the tyranny of this small minority of campus disturbers never once have mentioned their friend, Jerry Rubin, as at least a contributory cause for the tragedy. War On Shoplifters It isn't only inflation which is causing area stores to mark up the price of their merchandise. They're all hit by a plague worse than the 17-year locust in the form of a greatly stepped up incidence of shoplifting and thefts by personnel. Gravity of the situation was pinpointed in the annual financial statement of Woodward Lothrop, leading Washington area department store, released last week. Edwin K. Hoffman, president of the chain, reported that shoplifting cases in the metropolitan Washington area have doubled in the past year. "Theft has increased substantially in virtually all of our stores," he said. "It is also true nationally. "In fact, shoplifting and internal theft have become the No. 1 problem facing all American retail outlets today " Mr Hoffman pointed out that Woodward Lothrop installed closed circuit television sets in its stores a month ago and in that short period ol time they have been successful in apprehending 28 shoplifters. The firm has also beefed up its security guards' in all stores and equipped them with two-way radios. Lest anyone think that the great incidence of shoplifting is confined to the stores in the inner city, Mr. Holfman commented that these thefts are being committed more frequently in the suburban shopping areas than they are in the city. "The thing that's so alarming," he said, "is that everyone is stealing. That includes presumably respectable housewives as well as teenagers." Another store spokesman said the losses from theft during the past year have tripled and are "almost unbelievable." He added that they are well over the normal reserve which all stores estimate for shoplifting and thefts by store personnel. And the Retail Bureau of the Washington Board of Trade has recently appointed a committee to study the problem and come up with additional checks. The board pointed out that internal thefts are as much of a problem as that posed b shoplifting "In the past week," commented one retailer, "we have caught three of our most trusted employes "We're at war TV~»\ - ,. , ·; \ \ you can desci The sad pai i cu *....; ,.t J , , U U K other than pinpointing the breakdown in morals and respect for the law which is surging through contemporary America is the fact that in the end the consumer has to bear the burden. Merchants have onl one wa to recoup their losses That is b adding to the cost of the merchandise on their sheh eh Timely Quotes I guess it's a pretty hard job being President Sometimes \vhat you plan just doesn't work out. He is doing the best he can. -- Vicki Lynn Cole. 15, whoso sinn. "Bring Us Together Again." hocanie the theme for President Nixon's inaugural address. (He is) soft and cuddly and sweet and smooth. -- Mrs. Martha Mitchell, describing her husband, John. United Stales attorne\ general. The dbility of urmersities 10 delcnd jnd to utili/e their freedom \vill luu- much to do w i t h the ability oi the oung to keep tneir Until in freedom --Kingnwn Breuj-ter Jr . pic.sidcnt oi \ ale Lm\ersit We're not trying to restrict presidential rights. We're just trying to exert some of our own. -- Son. Frank C h u r c h . D - I d a h o , u r g i n g congressional rostrietions on spending in Indochina. You're l i k e a n a n i m a l a n d everybody's staring at you up and down and back up again. -- Last year's Miss U.S. A., Wondv Daseomh. yesterday · . \ --·W.- On Prolonging Human Life B JEFF VALENTINE Kidneys, limbs, eyes and even hearts have become as the American automobile where parts can be removed and replaced almost at will. Brilliant physicians consult with their brilliant counterparts to come up with nearly inlalhble methods ol saving and prolonging the human life. But have they forgotten to consult the Ultimate Healer? Not only have all of the new heart transplant recipients either died or failed to live longer than a year and a half, but now new evidence has been uncovered which shows that patients on the life-saving artificial kidney commit suicide at 400 times the rate of the general population. BERRY'S WORLD And even if the patients had a successlul kidney transplant, the apparent emotional scars have proved deeper and more serious than the scars of the o p e r a t i o n i t s e l f . I t ' s a discouraging report to a group of experts who have had reason in recent years to believe that medicine will eventually win out over disease and death. Two doctors recently released statistics that show 159 suicides among the 3,500 kidney cases analyzed The "normal" rate currently in America is 10 per 100,000 The way the patients committed suicide is even more revealing than the deaths themselves. Twenty ol the 159 killed themselves by deliberately pulling out the shunt in their 1970 b f NEA, In, 'He soys we're to adopt a 'low-profile.' That's a euphemism for 'don't make waves' 1 " veins and bleeding to death or by drug overdoses. The rest chose the monetary pleasures of partaking of certain forbidden foods and drinks Why the extreme number of suicides? The doctors concluded that it was the tremendous psychological stress of the treatment which can require as much as eight hours on a machine three days a week. One doctor remarked that "Dialysis makes people feel better but does not make them feel well'' Last year, psychiatrists reported severe emotional stress in heart-transplant patients which they blamed partially on the heavy doses of drugs they received to suppress rejection In any event, the doctors concluded that psychiatric treatment will become more and more an integral part of c e r t a i n transplant and replacement operations There are those descendents of the Evolution 'Fighters who might claim that all transplants and efforts to heal the terminally ill reaps the vengeance of the Lord Maybe God is saying through the new emotional problems that the doctors have passed beyond their realm of study and experimentation. To feel this way, however, is to be a fatalist in a world of optimists Surely the same physicians who overcame polio and are working long hours to beat cancer will be able to meet the challenge of this new and difficult outcome of t h e i r endeavors. As the moon becomes the strolling ground of men, the descendents of those who only dreamt of such a thing, so does medicine become the well-tread pathway of the earth pioneers of today -- doctors. Possibly we are deluding ourselves into thinking we are God-like as we move ever closer to the actual secret of life itself but we can be sure the Ultimate Healer \yill be the final judge of our attempts to make life more liveable ferns From Ntoi of HM 50 Years Ago Jt'NF 1.1920 COUNTY MEN HAVE shown far more pep in the State-wide National Guard campaign than have city men. Capt. Elmer Munshower said last night that he had signed 20 recruits from the county. Company A will be recruited to capacity by the end of this week, Munshower thought, but 30 more man are needed. BROWN SUGAR, the kind that used to be plentiful for four cents a pound, was scarce in this city yesterday at 23 cents per pound* With sugar obtainable locally at only these stores, the brown and white sugar have been rationed at one pound per customer. GOVERNOR ALBERT C. Ritchie will make the commencement address to 73 graduates of the Boys' and Girls' High Schools tonight at the City Opera House. The Girls' High School will graduate 48 students, the largest class in its history. The boys' school will graduate 27. THE LOCALS JUMPED into the lead in the race for first place in the Blue Ridge League standings by defeating the Chambersburg Maroons by the score of 6-4. 20 Years Ago ·^ TM r; JUNE 4, MSO THE LAST REGULAR meetiug R of Mayor Lloyd C. Culler's ,, administration was handled as a hot potato Wednesday night. It* involved the long standing'" controversy between the City and x R. Patrick Turner as it relates in' "* the agreement over Turner's sub- ' division in the Spring Valley area. *' A CHECK, FOR $100 was- presented to the Community' Guidance Clinic Tuesday evening- by the Frederick Chapter of the ' F r o n t i e r s of "America. 1 ' Ceremonies were held in the-Sunday school room of the 1 ^ Asbury Methodist Church during a dinner by the all Negro service club. THE STATE ROADS Commission will receive bids soon for the construction of an eventual cloverleaf at Urbana. The contract will be for the construction of a steel beam and concrete underpass with a 59 foot span and a 16 foot rise. THE FREDERICK YMCA has made arrangements for a summer camp for boys and girls 10-15 years of age, to be held at the Nichecronk Lake in the Pocono M o u n t a i n s n e a r Dmgman's Ferry, Pa. from August 20-Sept. 2. The State Of Things The Mandel Mark Bill signing is traditionally a ceremonial a n d c h u m m y occasion. Vetoes can get a bit sticky when they involve important bills like the abortion law repeal -- especially when the Governor doesn't show up. The ceremonies themselves are not required by law. Just the signatures of the Governor and the President and Secretary of the Senate, or the Speaker and Chief Clerk of the House, James P. Mause of Frederick, are needed to make a bill into law. Traditionally, however, the Governor and top legislative and executive leaders gather around an elegant table in the G o v e r n o r ' s a r i s t o c r a t i c reception room to affix their signatures to specially printed copies under the flood lights while press, politicians and proud relatives watch. The victorious sponsors often receive black ballpoint pens embossed with the Governor's autograph and if they fathered a really big bill, the prize is a pen tied with a ribbon and mounted and framed. Probably the biggest bill-signing bash in years was on Earth Day when Mandel's environmental measures broke ceremonial records. The 1970 bills were signed m several batches, all 813 of them, out of a grand total of 2,646 introduced. The rest failed somewhere along the line or went to Legislative Council for a new look. Only 27 (maybe 28, depending on the result of a legal question over a workman's compensation bill) were vetoed by the Governor, but none directly involving Frederick County. What made this year different were Mandelian innovations, which perhaps illustrate as much as anything else he has done the Governor's practical and politically practiced approach to the State's highest office Some members of the press were shocked (others were By Val Hymes It's Time to Stop All Violence There is little the average person can do about the widening of the violence of the Vietnam war into Cambodia, except to convey his feelings about it to his representatives and the President in Washington and to hope that it will be, as the President has promised, a limited operation which will actually shorten the war. But there are two things every American can do about the most i m m e d i a t e consequence of the Cambodian adventure, the widening of violence in our own country. He can refuse to indulge in violence himself, either in thought, word or deed: and he can make known his abhorrence of violent talk or action by others, whether they be buck-heaving noters or crowd-pleasing politicians or armed agents of law enforcement If America is to survive this period of crisis bearing any lesemblance to a free democracy, we must put down the weapons of violence, both physical and rhetorical, both those that penetrate and rip the flesh and those that bruise and inflame the soul In this bloody month of Mav 1970 we have seen four \oung people shot to death bv National Guard troops at Kent State University in Ohio Fifteen other students were wounded by the gunfire and an unknown number of police and guardsmen injured by missiles We have seen two students killed and nine wounded by police at Jackson State College in Mississippi. We have seen six men killed by police during noting in Augusta. Ga We can argue endlessly about who are the guilty--those who actually fired the guns or those who created situations in which the need to restore law and order combined with human weakness or stupidity or fear or cruelty to produce tragedy But unless every one of us is willing to accept ultimate responsibility for what goes on in this country, we can look forward only to a lengthening list of victims, io mindless, senseless violence which, eventually, could consume us all As much as--pernaps more than--the undisciplined violence of rioters we have lo fear the disciplined violence of the law. By DON OAKLEY At Kent, soldiers, for some still unknown reason, let loose an indiscriminate fusillade At Jackson, highway patrolmen pumped possibly 140 bullets into a dormitory in response to an alleged two shots from a sniper In Augusta, the six dead were riddled by buckshot in their backs. And in Chicago, a federal grand jury has found that police "grossly exaggerated" a shoot-out with Black Panthers last December in which two Panthers died. Police fired some 82 bullets into their apartment. Only one bullet was proven to have been fired out In all these incidents, hate, on both sides, preceded the bullets and hate, on both sides, only increased when all the bullets were spent. By the nature of the roles they have chosen to undertake in societj. and by virtue of the power literally given into their hands, a heavy burden falls on the guardians of the law To expect wisdom, restraint and self-control from law officers under the most extreme provocations--and nothing less can be expected--is not, however, to absolve anyone else of responsibility. The time has long passed when calling a policeman "pig" was clever, if it ever was It is low and vile. To point to the violence and obscenity of racial discrimination or of war as justification for violence and obscenity on the city street or the college campus has become the shoddiest of excuses. The actions of the war protester may one day be seen to have hastened the end of the w a i , but it also accomplished something else: If war makes killers of young men, this time antiwar has unleashed certain base passions which all of us harbor. If the price of the war has been high-too high--in discord at home, (he price exacted by those who would end the war has also been unbearably high. Not all of us, thank God, have taken to the street with lock or firebomb or construction worker's hard hat, but all of us are guilty ol taking up the verbal weapons of hate. We must and we can put these weapons down now. The other kind will follow. (Newspaper fnterprne Ajsn.J resigned) when the Governor disappeared behind his buzzer- locked doors and refused to read his veto message on the abortion bill This was only minutes after he read a signing message for the flag bill, saying he wanted the required pledge of allegiance settled in the courts once and for all. Before the Anne Arundel Courthouse had closed that day, a test suit had been filed He said later of the abortion bill that he wanted his message read carefully, uninfluenced by any comments he might make. But that didn't go over too well with the television crews who had lugged heavy equipment there, especially when they were told he had a pressing engagement -making a campaign film about "a day in the life of a governor." Those TV reporters who did , return two days later to hear his comments were greeted by" another example of the Mandel touch built-in TV lights -- 11 of " them -- and recorder jacks concealed in the gold carpet under the elegant table. ^ Before the historical purists could cry foul, Mandel scored one " more in the old game of one- upmanship by unveiling at the , same news conference a nevvly- restored painting of Queen , Henrietta Maria. She was the wife of Charles I, who named the new colony of Maryland after her when he granted it to Lord ' Calvert in 1632 The delicate touch of the practiced politician was even * more evident when it was pointed out that the restoration cost was donated privately through the" State's Commission on Artistic Property -- not the taxpayers,', and that the Governor himself heads the State House Trust -- if there are any complaints about 1 -' the lights, that is. While we're on the subject of innovations, Governor Mandel " may be the first (if Governor Reagan hasn't beaten him to it) to have his own private Telex. He ' can not only receive telegrams and cablegrams from anywhere ' in the world, but can send-'messages to every major city and news relp" 11 ^ '' ' . ( i \ ' » majornevvsp And so it goes While th'e Governor has been criticized for delaying his decisions on the abortion and flag bills because of bad advice or' mdecisiveness. he may have " achieved exactly what he sought- time to defuse a dynamite issue. The two seem unrelated except that in each case he took the conservative action but made ~ liberal excuses for it t r The very fact that Attorney ·- General Francis B Burch , announced his plans to run with Mandel hours after the abortion veto could be coincidence. But,, then again, it could be because of the role Burch played in graying , what had been a bitter black and · white issue The only question is,, why weren't some of those doubts raised during the legislative session 9 The Governor says he and his staff cannot get "personally" involved with every bill -- only those in his legislative program. , The surprise passage of the · abortion bill plus the campus , violence may have rocked ' M a n d e l ' s p o l i t i c a l b o a t momentarily, but with the~ aplomb of a 20-year political veteran, he turned it to his advantage -- at least for now. Even Sargent Shriver felt the' u edge of the Mandelian sword as support was cut out from under" him, right and left. * As only two days in the life of a .! governor can show us, the ' smallest incident has political ·significance. There are those!' who are looking ahead to a shiny new legislature and a shiny new-r governor, but oldtimers remind,^ ·us - when it comes to politicians, . few ,nv .1 match for Mandel. .,' SPAPFRI

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