The News from Frederick, Maryland on September 6, 1967 · Page 4
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The News from Frederick, Maryland · Page 4

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Britain is not what she was nor, certainly, is China, though the Chinese still apparently bear unhealed psychological scars from the 19th-century humbling i-f the Celestial Empire. The Chinese seem to have re- gressed in another way. Like tiie Boxers who believed them_-elves magically immune to tVestern bullets, the slogan- rhanting Red Guards are con- v.noed that the sheer force of iao - thought alone will slay ;,11 enemies and solve all problems. Britain's troubles in H o n g K'ong and Peking should per- -uade even those who have most ardently advocated that Amer- ta be nice to China that, at least mtil the current revolution--cultural, political or whatever kind of revolution it is--sorts itself out, he who would hold out the hand of friendship to the Red dragon had better wear an asbestos glove. Irreplaceable, We Hope It was probably appropriate mat George Lincoln Rockwell in death should have been ex- f.ioited by the same pathetically despicable fanaticism he preach- td in life. America's would-be Fuehrer bas finally been cremated by his handful of crank followers. Mindful of the Latin proverb, since we can speak very little pood about this particular de ceased, we will say nothing more than that the sooner this unfortunate man's memory i'lins his ashes in permanent rest, the better. Rockwell's death was "a great loss," said his heir apparent. "He cannot be replaced." All Americans sincerely hope he's right. What Price Safety ? The 1968 automobile models, ;oon to be on the market, will be the first that incorporate the 20 safety features and devices the National Highway Safety Bureau has required. The question agitating federal legisla tors, who made auto safety a matter of law, and the consumers who will buy the new models, is: what price will auto safety cost? Senators Warren G. Magnuson rf Washington and Walter F Mondale of Minnesota, both Democrats, tried to get a breakdown from ths American auto makers of the additional cost attributable to the new require ments, model bv model. The auto makers cited a number of complicated and imprecise factors--the cost of plans, materials and assembly, the expected =Hles volume and the prices charged by competitors for sim- .lar models--that made it difficult if not impossible to give Mich cost Breakdowns. New model information traditionally is keot secret until the last moment for competitive reasons. The only informa ion so lar known about the safety costs was a remark of Henry Ford 2nd. chairman of the Ford Motor Company, who told stockholders last soring tK price in; i eases due to safety improve ments would be substantial. Oth or sources have placed the inc r eases between $150 and ,25' It won't be long now jefore the auto industry will have to '1-op the ot^er shoe Whatever it proves to be, the most im nartant it^m is safetv itself. If fiat is actually improved, con sumers will be amenable to n reasonable upgrading in cost BERRY'S WORLD Do*'* girt up hop*' The children of thii new generation undoubtedly reject THflK parentt and return to the good ole materialittic values ogam'" The National Scene With Bruce Biotsat DEMOCRATS AT THE CROSSROADS WASHINGTON -- Even without the burden of the Vietnam '.ar, the Democratic party .ould be at a critical turn in its life as the "party of the majority" in this country. More than a few elements in the Democrats' standard constituency--union labor, the nationality minorities, the Negroes, the young--are becoming serious question marks for the ·iture. With the exception of the Negroes, large numbers a m o n g ihese groups today are part of affluent suburbia. Nearly half dl all union members live there, sccording to a new poll. Rough- iv half of union families have incomes in the $7.500- $15,000 brackets. For 34 years the Democratic party has been undergirding U. S. economic growth with social r.nd other programs of major benefit to these groups and has. with the exception of the Eisenhower era, been rewarded with their votes. The climax of this effort came in the summer of 1965 with the avalanche of Great Society programs. But even as this phase v as ending with a flourish, the Democrats found themselves painfully beset by a whole new cluster of critical difficulties Watts, an event of that very summer, was the symbol. So having labored :('.· decad- es to bolster sizable segments ol American society, the Democrats hear no great choir of gratitude but, instead, an insist.... ......wi iv/i iiagc new undertakings so revolutionary in their sweep as to make their typical social programs seem like \\arm-ups. The call is for the remaking of central city urban society".' Some nervous Democrats, .coking toward their "old constituency" now residing in the -uburbs wonder whether these i,:sted allies of the past may resent great spending endeavors i-i behalf ot impoverished Ne- j'roes and other impatient underprivileged folk left behind in :he rumbling urban cores--or tlocking to them from t h e changing hinterland. The new suburbanites may indeed be resentful on manv counts. The substantial Republican election gains of 1966 were suggestive. Conceivably, 196H could be worse for the Democrats. The John Kraft poll of ·inion members records them as ·xhibiting conventional suburban attitudes--intent on schools iub!ic improvements and other l.ical matters, angered over propertv tax increases. They do tjot seem eager to help remake I lint part of urban societv th^\ nave left behind Their federal income taxes arc- For My Part By Ray Cromley HOME, PARENTS INFLUENCE ATTITUDES TOWARD STUDIES WASHINGTON -- The Department of Health, Education and Welfare has been putting considerable emphasis for a number of years on why some students do better than others in school, why creativity and original thinking seem to decline heavily in school children at about the third or fourth grade, never to reappear again with their original force and why- some schools consistently turn out students who do better in life One such .series of studies looks into students who do very v.ell in high school the so-called high achievers These excellent students are compared with those who do poorly in high sclKxl- the low achievers. The comparisons are statistical. Researchers found that high .ichieve'-.s name their fathers as having been an important influence in tdeir lives significant- K more often than did lvw achievers More than half of the high 'chievers were judged as brine "VTV active" in religious af 'nirs Lor* than 3 third of the low achievers were listed as religiously "very active." Only 11 per cent of the high achievers were catalogued as "not very active" in religion. Almost a fourth of the low ach- i»'vers were listed as "not very active." The research indicated that i hildren in families with three or less children have a better chance ot becoming high achievers t h a n do children from large iamilies. First-txirn and on'y children ipparenMy h a v e even a better chance of ranking high in their .school work. Strangely enough, thes*' studies seemed to indicate that 'toys were more likely to be high ichie\«Ts if t t u - i r mothers \M ; v more democratic and less .into c r a t i c 'n dealing with their son-., hut t h a t girls were more likely !o be high achievers if their -Bothers believed more in auth- oritariar control. High achievers on the whole had better - educated parents. n , hev came from homes witb a Higher "sooioecormmic status " fhrv wore more independent jji already high and soon may go higher. The Democrats' old constituents now in the suburbs, and many of their younger counterparts there, have contributed heavily to an 87 per cent increase in school support from -tate and local tax sources just -bice 1960. Yet certain key Democrats are privately telling some of heir confederates that, at this moment of new domestic crisis i:, America, their party cannot find its future as the champion of suburban affluence but must ·lunge willingly to the aid of the 'trugglirg Negroes and other overty-tidden Americans in the tmbattled cities. These key men are demand- i.ig a heavy and unequivocal De- .nocratic party commitment to this task, while still keeping a hopeful eye on their fabled allies and offering them more · chooling money and such "way of life" programs as clean air · nd water, traffic relief, etc. If the affluent suburbanites-- vho today make up perhaps the crucial one-third of the U.S. vot- i'ig population--cannot be drawn into supporting the salvage of the central cities and their people, then at least one Democrat s leader thinks his party's dominance may soon end and ' new Republican era may be '·ntered upon. their outlook and actions. .More of the high achievers had mothers who wanted their children to go to college. The high achievers tended to engage in more educationally related bobbies -- reading, electronics, collections, chess, science, dramatics and poetry. High achievers in general pcored higher on adjustment I nan did the low achievers. More '. ere listed by their parents as assuming responsibility. They tended to be moie active in school-related activities during their junior high school years. Thus research deals in aver- .iges Hut these averages indicate there are simple things 'hat parents c.ui do (ran their i l r l i r . ' t 111 i ' s|wiiM!iil!!y a n d I'ulu i d i i . i h t v M-t tiitih standards. p i o \ : d e n sluing religious back' l o n n d . c m o i n a g e sound hob- ·)i«'s and above a l l . be the kind of parents their youngsters can look up to These things won't guarantee stirress But thev will raise I'-e chances for success in turn- 1,17 o»it voung men and women .ho will achieve. yesterday f iffy Veers Ago Twenty Years Ago Herns From The News-Post 1 ik s September «. 1917 MANY FREDERICK RESIDENTS saw their first war plane yesterday afternoon when an army trailer carried a single place fighter up Market Street on its way north. No details concerning the trip could be released by the soldiers accompanying the airship. TRAVEL RATIONS WERE DELIVERED to the men of Com- oany A yesterday. Although of- ."icers say they have not received definite orders yet it is believed that the local soldiers are to move out soon. The Company will probably be sent to Anniston, Ala. where some 7,000 soldiers have already gathered. BRUNSWICK POLICE ARE conducting an intensive search and investigation into a robbery which was stopped last night by a police officer who was shot at. Police Chief Joseph E. Chew said that he surprised a burglar In the home of Edward C. Compher. When he ordered the man to stop he fired two shots at (he policeman and escaped. Items F-ora The Newt-Poet We» September 6, 1947 INJURIES SUSTAINED SEVERAL days ago when her hand was caught in the wringer of a washing machine forced doctors to remove the left hand of a two-year-old Frederick girl in Frederick Memorial Hospital yesterday afternoon. The child was reported in fair condition night. A FREDERICK MAN WAS yesterday fined $11 in magistrates court after he was convicted of stealing a watermelon irom Carmacks last week. In pleading his case the man kept claiming that the watermelon rolled "right into his hands." HARNESS RACING WITH pari-mutuel betting may be authorized in some sections of V.aryland by the State Racing Commission shortly but nothing ol the kind is in sight for the Frederick Fair, official sources reported yesterday. The question came up during a meeting ( f the Frederick County Agricultural Society when it was announced that the Racing Commission would begin hearings soon on applications for permits. Washington Today By David Lawrence COMMUNISTS IN U.N. ACTIVE IN ANTI-VIET WAR, RACE RIOTS WASHINGTON -- Communists · ithin the United States are .'dive in seeking to influence, if not direct, many phases of tiie anti -Vietnam-war movement as well as in trying to stir up racial friction. A federal agency has circulated a memorandum to other agencies in the government and to members of Congress documenting the re'ationship of the Communists to the convention held in Chicago in the past few days at which plans were made to organize a third political party. This correspondent has obtained a copy of the memorandum, and it follows in full l-!xt: "Communists from various parts of the country have beti, converging on Chicago in recent flays. The attraction is the five- day national convention of the National Conference For New Politics, a libeial anti - war eroup based in New York City. The convention, which is being held in the Palmer House, start- td on August 31. "Some of the delegates to the convention want to nominate civil-rights leader Martin Luther King for President of the United Slates and pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock as his 1968 running mate. Dr. Spock has been one ( f the most active participants in anti-Vietnam-war demonstrations. "The Communist party, USA, would welcome a third political party with a national ticket iieaded by King and Spock. In fact, at the annual May Day Rally, held in New York City last Spring, the Communist chairman of the rally stated that 'peace forces' must mobilize to put President Johnson out 1 1 office in 1968. He then suggested that King and S p o c k v;ere better suited than President Johnson for the W h i t e House. "The Communists, however, !o not want this convention to nominate candidates for a presi- lential ticket. If the efforts of li-.e communists to influence policy of the National Conference For New Politics are successful -and qualified observers believe thai they will be-- this convention will mereiv agree to the formation of a third-party ticket Meanwhile, the selection of candidates will be postponed i ntil a nominating convention is held sometime in the spring 'These Qualified observers ad- viso that the Communists want to combine all the Anti-Viet- ram-war protesters and all the civil-rights forces and merge them into the National Conference For New Politics in order to enlarge the criticism against United States presence in South Vietnam. This tactic, of course, fits into the over-ail strategy of the Communist Party, USA, as well as that of the rest of the international communist movement, to get the United States to withdraw from Vietnam so the Communists can gain control of ?11 of Vietnam. Leaders ef the Communist party believe, however, that they might lose !he support of militant black nationalist leaders for the National Conference For New Politics if a presidential ticket is selected prematurely. "The Communists also have strong representation from their youth group, the W.E.B. Dubois Clubs of America, at the Chicago convention. In a recent memorandum sent to all local Dubois Clubs, the National Office of the Dubois Clubs advised that the convention had been made a nationwide priority for the Dubois Clubs. "Also present at this convention at the Palmer House are numerous members of the Trotskyite Socialist Workers Party. Since the Socialist Workers Party always has its own ticket for President and Vice President of the United States, it is not f.rying to influence the decisions nnde at the convention of the National Conference For New Politics. However, the Socialist Workers Party realizes that the con- \ention has attracted radical youths from round the country. The Socialist Workers Party is present in force at the i onvention in an e f fort to bring some of these young people into its ranks "Whatever were the intentions of the original founders of the v ational Conference For New Politics, it is now obvious that the Communists and other subversive groups have moved in on them lock, stock, and barrel. Veteran observers of the political scene already see a parallel between the National Conference For New Politics and the Progressive party, which ·.'.as quickly taken over by the ' ommurists when it was formed two decades ago." EWSPAPERl

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