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Monday, June 19, 1972
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TEXAS*™ Monday. June .9. .972 A Watchful Newipoper EVtR StWVINO fOt 1HI TOf V TO 81 AN IVIN limi WACI TO UVl I Our Capsule Policy N«wi it d.«f!ca»«d to fumUMng Information t . .ot thot th.y can b,tt.r f own f rttdom and .ntowra« ofh.r. I it* blotting. Only wh.n man it Iroo to tontto* Wmwlf an all h. prJ-w. can ho dovolop to hi. utmott copablhty Th« Nowt boliovti each and ovory porton taYitfaction in th. long run "h. w.r. porm, I what ho oann on a voluntw rathor than having pa | of It dittrlbotod invluntorily. Rising Number Believe Strikes Hurt Country Most Americans—including a large majority of union members themselves—feel that strikes and labor disputes have seriously hurt the country. This was the major finding of a recent survey by Opinion Research Corp. of Princeton, N.J. The survey cutting across population subgroups (age, race, region, education, etc.) was one of a continuing series of inquiries into public thinking on unions and labor legislation sponsored by the Labor Law Study Committee. In this latest survey, a key question was: "In your opinion, have recent strikes and labor trouble seriously hurt the country as a whole, or haven't they had that much effect?" Of the general public, 68 per cent said that strikes have hurt, 20 per cent believed that they have not and 12 per cent had no opinion. Among union members, 61 per cent felt that strikes have hurt. / The Labor Law Study Committee notes that at each interval since this question was first asked in 1967, there have been increases in the proportion of people who feel that strikes are harmful. The 68 per cent figure represents a 4 per cent increase since 1970. This does not necessarily indicate a growing "anti-union" bias in America. On the contrary, it could mean that unionism has proved itself and has won its biggest fight and that in a time of inflation coupled with high unemployment, and especially in the face of rising foreign competition, more and more people are coming to believe that there must be a better way to solve labor disputes and achieve economic gains than through strikes. How the Sack Is Hit , Here's news of some sort: Marital status doesn't have much to do with how much sleep a person gets, at least according to a study made by a student at Michigan State University. Gaines W. Wilson asked, •: volunteer single and married ; : students to keep records of their '•; hours of sleep during the month : : of May, and also to note the •; degree of happiness or '•; unhappiness they felt upon < waking. . :• Ranked first for getting the :• most sleep were married : : women, followed by single men, : followed by married men and, :'• lastly, single women. •• Wilson had hypothesized that :• married men and women sleep ' longer because of being more "settled and secure" whereas single students socialize and keep "rather late" hours. That this was no slipshod study is shown by the fact that the married women slept an average of 7.72 hours (not 7.71 or 7.73) out of 24, single men 7.33, married men 7.29 and single women 7.22. As for waking-up moods, these ranged between 3 and 5 on a happiness-unhappiness scale of 1 through 5. whatever that means. Daytime naps were not a significant factor in the over-all picture, and it is not recorded whether most napping takes place inside or outside of classrooms. | Have-Nots Gobble Haves , New York Assemblyman •'. Andrew Stein of Manhattan ; warns that the city is running •! out of taxpayers. ', In 1960, he says, the ratio of '•! taxpayers employed by private ', enterprise to the number of welfare recipients was 9.7 to 1. Today there are only 2.6 taxpayers to each welfare recipient in New York City. If that .6 taxpayer would carry his full load, though, things wouldn't be so bad. Wit And Whimsy The 4th falls on a Tuesday this vear, but too many will trv to c e 1 e b r a t e it with a fifth on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd. OHO Foresight is the attribute of a wise man; hindsight the attribute of a pretender. A bargain is too often something the store wants to get rid of. tf i> * Carrying a torch for an old flame, believe it or not, is self-extinguishing. :;; >:•• o In our nonfavorite restaurant, "a la carte" and "full dinner" is the difference between the blue plate and a very weak concoction of chickenf?) soup. BEITS WORLD Could The U.S. Start Over Again? By PAUL HARVEY Election year reminders of our manifold problems; we shouldn't have to put up with all this extravagant government, clumsy mismanagement of social problems, diminished value of dollars and inexcusable involvements. But history says the "outs" and their bandages will not cure our chronic ills. Might the United States undergo a major overhaul? Might we strip down, abolish the bureaucracy altogether and start over? One man thinks we can and we must. Big labor's George Meany is warning of "revolution." He says government's proposed arbitration of transportation labor disputes would be "a long step toward totalitarianism, would eventually lead to revolution." Industry spokesmen say if government does not avert these national tie-ups which menace the public interest, the result may be "revolution," "totalitarianism." Appears we're durned if we doanddurnedifwedon't. Now here comes a sober and substantial member of the Establishment proposing that we not try to solve all these complex problems-just wipe 'em out and start over. Dennis Gabor is a dreamer. But he's also a Nobel prize-winning physicist; inventor of three-dimensional photography. He's not a wild-eyed overthrower. He's a quiet, deliberate, contemplative overthrower. Dr. Gabor believes we should "invent the future," instead of just letting it happen. He concedes that our free industrial civilization with all its faults is far superior to most systems of the past, both in material success and in humanitarianism. But he says it's "not likely to survive another generation." Free people, abusing freedom, never keep it very long. Our nation, for example, was founded by men who believed in •"doing unto others"; recent generations have learned to "do others." Dr. Gabor says the free countries are about to be driven-from without and from within-into totalitarianism. He says when workers weary of work, eventually somebody will force them to work. He says when young people ao not consider abridged freedom worth fighting for or consumerism worth working for, the end of the dynamically growing production-oriented consumer society is in sight. History says that we all want to be where we aren't. Workers think leisure is the answer. The idle want jobs. The prospering young see that money does not buy happiness, only to discover that poverty doesn't either. Dr. Gabor wants us to accept this inevitable restiveness and "manage" the next transition, to give up "growing" as a personal or a national objective and seek to encourage, inspire, stimulate interest in service-oriented occupations. This distinguished scientist would be the last to concede that he is recommending a religious revival, yet what he's really saying is that we should return now to' 'doing unto others...." Quick Quiz Q—What is the nationality of the official Vatican Guards? A—Since the 16th century, the Vatican has been traditionally guarded by the Swiss Guards. o— How frequently are members of the United States House of Representatives elected? A—All seats in the House are up for election every two years. "We Can't All Be Perfect!" Inside Washington _ ... ^^.Okl.^ IA UAM AnmUiitutlw Agreement* By Kobcf t S. Allen BRUCE BfOSSAT 1968 Backfire A Lot of Ferment Awaits Democrats By BRUCE BIOSSAT WASHINGTON (NEA) —Even if the 1972 Democratic national convention at Miami Beach picks the presidential nominee quickly next month, its hazy, controversial party reforms and the vastly altered make-up of the delegations could produce incredible ferment. " Full review of the strengths and weaknesses of the reforms could consume thousands of words. I am going to talk here about just one phase—the strange conflict that has been allowed to develop between state authority and the Democratic national party. Actually, the heralded reform guidelines designed for the admirable purpose of opening up party processes brush only lightly upon the issue of that conflict. The real source of trouble lies in strictures laid down by the party at the height of emotional heat in the chaotic 1968 convention in Chicago. In the course of getting rid of what is H. L. Hunt Writes „, is the meaning of the name Jason? A—Of Greek origin, it means "healer." Q-Where did the "gunny sack" originate? A-ln India. The word "gunny" comes from the Hindu word "goni" and refers to the coarse hemp fabric, like burlap, from which the sacks are made. Q—Who was the first and only president to become chief justice of the United States? A-William Howard Taft. i 1971 by NU, Inc. ( "/ didn't think you people played tennis!" Q —Who wrote the masterpiece "Don Quixote"? A—Miguel Cervantes. Many critics have called it the greatest novel ever written. Q—In which sport is white the traditional costume color? A—Tennis. IS PRESIDENCY FOR SALE? Good citizens who believe in our Republic and its freedom may be wondering if the nomination for the Presidency can be bought by a few wealthy radicals and brain-washed, leftist students highly organized and adroitly led. Good working people who wonder how things can look so bad deserve more than a counsel of despiar. There is a good answer for them. First thing to do is to activate themselves for Freedom and Truth, look behind the headlines and the bad news and discover what is happening. Most important is for each Freedom enthusiast to activate one other each week. If there are 120,000 enthusiasts for Freedom and Truth, in one month there will be 1,920,000 joyfully striving to save our Republic. In two months, if each patriot activates one other week, there can be nearly 31 million active for Freedom, which is more than enough to be the margin of difference in any election. In this great land, radical candidates still have to hide their true intentions just to get a plurality of a minority of .-otes cast. When the popular votes are counted, the leading, most radical-left candidate in the primaries probably will have less than 20 per cent of the votes cast throughout the nation. This fact should spur Freedom enthusiasts to action to see that the choice of so few does not become the only alternative on the November ballot. Word is that money from somewhere bought up the good TV time in crucial areas during the primaries, so that the public would see and hear chiefly the radical-left view. The enemy always can get huge sums of money to influence the voters to think they are outnumbered and stop fighting the left-siders. Our Republic deserves our endurance in the struggle for Freedom and Truth. called the "unit rule," by which some states bound their delegations to act in unison rather than divide by majority and minority, the 1968 convention broke all restraint. In one of the most astonishing passages ever committed to print, it said it would not ask any delegate to perform any duty which he would consider to violate his individual conscience. To enlarge that idea, it added 1 . "As to any legal, moral or ethical obligation arising from a unit vote or rule imposed either by state law or a state convention or state committee or primary election of any nature...the convention will look to each individual delegate to determine for himself the extent of such obligation if any." The kindest thing an objective reporter can say about that language is that it is sheer madness conceived in a wild convention that had lost its bearings. Read literally, it is an open invitation to national convention delegates to violate the laws of their states and ignore, as they choose, any moral or ethical limit upon their political conduct. Some elected 1972 delegates have for weeks been talking as if they plan to do just that when they gather in Miami Beach. Mostly these are people pledged by law to vote for disabled Gov. George Wallace, who legally gained their convention votes either by winning or placing well in various presidential primaries this spring. This prospect has surfaced in such states as Florida, North Carolina, Tennessee and Maryland. Some chosen delegates have indicated they intend to vote for someone other than the voters' presidential choice. Now, a profound issue of good faith is involved here. Put bluntly, it is this: What kind of "individual conscience" is it that would tell an elected delegate he should go to a convention and act directly against the wishes of the voters in his state, as expressed in open primary balloting? The whole purpose of the reforms is to make the process of choosing a nominee fairer, more balanced and more open. The reforms did not call for more primaries, but the increase this year in their number is tied to the demand for wider voter participation. For the Democratic party to tell delegates they need not be bound by the decision the voters made in their states is to promise an enormous breach of faith—misleading at a minimum, deceitful and fraudulent at most. Why have "voter participation" if a delegate is truly free to ignore the results of that participation and make his conscience supreme? Question Box QUESTION: Why do we give money to countries where their own dictators and rulers live in luxury and do not help their own people? Why do we interfere with other countries' wars when many times we end up on the wrong side? Why do we worry about Indians in India when our own Indians are treated shamefully? ANSWER: The three questions all relate to intervention by the national government into the affairs of other nations, it seems to us. In the first place, we can find no constitutional provisions which permit the government of the United States to give tax payers' money to the rulers of other countries, regardless of whether the rulers are benevolent toward their subjects. That goes for the people of India as well. As to the interference with other countries' wars, the decision as to which side is wrong is subjective, and probably is determined by which side is the winner, if there is such a thing as a winner in any war. However, if there were no compulsory military service, it is doubtful if the United States would be involved in sending its military forces throughout the world. It will be recalled that Daniel Webster in opposing a military draft in 1814 predicted that soldiers would be dispatched around the world if compulsory military service were allowed. The United States did not become involved in World War II until after President Roosevelt persuaded Congress to reinstitute the military draft. Contemporary writer John T. Flynn contended that Roosevelt's New Deal failed to bring recovery in the nation, and his embarking on a "war preparedness" program was his method of getting the economy back on its feet. This fits in with the theory that politicians get their countries into war in order to increase their own power over the people. As to the American Indian question, it is this writer's opinion that the United States government should determine to abide by the many treaties which were made with the Red men who once roamed this country, and who accepted terms of treaties from Washington, only to have them abrogated in most instances. WASHINGTON -<• CongrerttoMl consideration of the Strategic Arms Limitation agreemenu to just getting into full gear, but already the Administration is finding itself enmeshed in a highly volatile contradiction. On one hand--the Administration is busily courting support for the pacts of the dove, isolationist, leftist and other malcontent elements and groups, in and out of Congress, that vehemently denounce and resist the Administrations strong defense, Vietnam war and other military and foreign policies. On the other hand-Defense Secretary Laird, the Join Chiefs of Staff and other leading authorities are sternly warning that the Moscow accords are acceptable only if certain specific new strategic arms are developed-costing billions of dollars and violently opposed by the anti-"military-industrial complex" forces and leftists. , . , How these directly clashing and seemingly irreconcilable alignments will or can be reconciled remains to be seen. H will be quite a feat-if accomplished. But that is exactly what the White House is undertaking. Church, academic, youth and -peach" leaders and activists are being brought to the White House for briefings and talks to win their backing for the treaties. This is being done quietly and without fanfare. At the same time, Laird and other top officials are vigorously proclaiming the indispensible need for more advanced strategic weapons. Illustrations: Laird told the House Appropriations subcommittee on the defense budget: "Peace cannot be bought cheaply. Just as the Moscow agreements were made possible by our successful action in such programs as Safeguard, Poseidon and Minuteman HI, so the opportunities for peace embodied in the SALT agreements would be nullified and our national security jeopardized unless there is continued strong support for an adequate defense, The success of SALT defends on sustained strength." Similarly, Rep. Samuel Stratton, D-N.Y., a senior member of the Armed Services Committee, declared: "Itwould be a dire mistake to think that these treaties automatically eliminate all chances of nuclear war. They are only a first step. Under them, we have allowed the Russians more weapons than we have, so the only way we can keep the balance between us is to make improvements in our own forces-such as the new, improved Trident submarine, B-l bomber and SITE DEFENSE-to keep pace with the measures the Soviet will most surely undertake. • • Unless we keep up with them during the next five years while we try to work out a full freeze on all offensive weapons, we could be in trouble. And let's not delude ourselves, it is still touch-and-go whether Congress will provide enough funds for the research and improvement needed to maintain an adequate military balance between Russia and ourselves over the next five years." N« Part-Over ' In the* forceful admonitions may rest the answer to what Congress does regarding the Moscow accords, Their approval is far from certain; it won't come soon or "significantly indicative of that are the hearings planned by Sen. Henry Jackson, D-Wash., chairman of the subcommittee on Nationa Security and International Operations. The outstanding authority in Congress on strategic weapons, he •pntemplates exhaustive •qulrles into every aspect of •e still largely secret accords. Jackson frankly intends to conduct "adversary proceedings" in which the Joint Chiefs of Staff will be required to testify under oath-thus allowing them legally to voice their own views and not be bound by official policies. Much backstage questioning has arisen in influential Congressional quarters over the Administration's delay in submitting the treaties and accompanying "interpretations''--^ crux of these pacts. Instead of being sent to Congress within a few days after the Presidents return from Moscow, as he said would be done, they werent forthcoming for two weeks. During that time, Congressional authorities were kept complete!.-, in the dark on the substance of both the agreements and the crucial -interpretations." Repeated efforts to learn their contents were unavailing. There were also definite indications that top Administration officials were uninformed. A striking instance of this occurred at a closed-door meeting of the Senate and House Armed Services Committees at which Laird discussed the treaties. To the surprise of committeemen, the Pentagon chief was uncertain whether the Russians' G-class submarines are or are not included in the agreements. The Reds have 22 of these diesel-powered submarines armed with nuclear missiles. Sen, Jackson questioned Laird for almost one-half hour in an effort to clarify the status of these powerful weapons-but to no avail. Finally he gave up, saying, "Presumably, the •interpretations' deal with these boats." "Yes, presumably," replied Laird. "We will get up a detailed analysis and submit it later. That will clear up the matter, I'm sure." "If it doesn't." said Jackson, ••you can be sure we will want to know why." Committeemen attending this meeting could not explain why it was secret. No classified or divulged, but Laird insisted the session be strictly private. Whether a transcript ever will be made public is questionable. Sen. Jackson intends to do some declassifying of his own. He will shortly make public the transcripts of the secret hearings he held over a period of three years with the U.S. delegation to the SALT negotiations. These records should throw much light on the Moscow accords. Aniwer to Previous Puiile All in All WORLD ALMANAC FACTS T o I d the boss we wouldn't stand for any more work, and he agreed. Said we'd better spend more time at our desk. (NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSN.) Of the 15 top-selling U.S. magazines eight are women's magazines; they have a total circulation of abov 1 ' 52 million. "Godey's Lady s Book," first appearing in 1837, was the model for today's home magazines, setting trends in fashions, morals and etiquette, The World Almanac notes. It was staffed mostly by women and reached a monthly circulation of 150,000 by 1860. ACROSS 1 Ready (2 words) 7 in (exhausted) 10 American conductor 13 52 (Roman) 14 Operatic songs 15 Landing boat (ab.) 16 Yellow bugle plant 17 Nymph loved by Zeus 19 Hammer head 20 Emmet 21 African country 23 Cretan mountain 26 Seasoning 28 Back of neck 30 High regard 33 Indian (2 words) 36 Depict 38 Obliterate 41 Word of assent 42 New charge 45 Bitter vetch 47 She (Fr.) 48 Garment (pi.) 53 English river 54 Hawaiian pepper 55 Once more 56 (or all 57 Not soon enough 59 Burmese wood sprite 60 Fight locales DOWN 1 Chateaubriand heroine 2 Gambler's risk 3 55 (Roman) 4 Seasoning 5 Animates 6 Small bird 7 Foreign 8 Existed 9 Tropical vine 10 Son of (prefix) 11 Constellation 12 Nothing at all 18 Music, as written 19 Walked slowly 22 Hole in casting mold (var.) 23 All all 24 Patriotic group (ab.) 25 Primate 27 Chateaubriand hero 29 Man's nickname 31 Epoch 32 Spring month 34 Honey (pharm.) 35 Everywhere (2 words) 37 Pronoun 39 Pip- joint 40 List of misprints 42 French painter 43 Feminine name 44 Nival force 46 Wise men 49 Valley (poet.) 50 Young man 51 Paper (Gypsy) 52 Vessel's curved plank 54 Near East garment 58 Indefinite' article

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