The News from Frederick, Maryland on September 7, 1967 · Page 4
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The News from Frederick, Maryland · Page 4

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Mad Dogs and Englishmen EttlbHllMd IM1 Ev*ry Ivtnlmi Exctpl i«nd»y By tM OfcfAT SOUTHERN FTO 4 MFO. CO. N«rt»i Cowrf S»r»*t Pl»«« **M17? k, M«. 1I7«1 SUBSCRIPTION RATES Sinai* c*py * c»nt». By null. p*y«bl* In Mvinct- Oni month, S1.U; Thrt« montM. «U.»; MX mvnth*. M S«, ont yor, SUM. By carrier: M ctnt« pr w««k, tt.M p«r mwifll, S1S.M p«r year. Mtmb*r Audit Bureau Of Circulatleni Member Ol Attaciattd Pr»»» Tht AtMtlatw) Pre«$ i «nlill«d to th« UM tor rtpwbllcatlofl «« all W* local prl. t*« In this naw»pap*r at wt.l a all AP rwwi dispatches Second Clas* PMlage Paid at Frederick, Md. Page A-4 THE NEWS. Frederick, Maryland Thursday. September 7, 1967 Three-Way Battle There is a three-way wage oattle going on in Washington now that has very wide implications. It arrays the postal workers, tne Congress and the Administration in a struggle whose outcome can affect the livelihood not only of the 700,000 postal workers immediately con- ·erned but of the 1.2 million other federal classified civil servants and even the entire 10 5 million public workers in the nation For the gains made by the postal workers set a pattern for the rest of the federal civil servants and the nation's public workers this year. They even affect the vast number of organized and unorganized workers outside government, for they become the guidelines for wage increases throughout the (·(.onomy. For that reason, the struggle is a most significant one. President .Tnhnson is trying to hold vage increases to a level of 1.5 per cent, itself an increase over the guidelines he had recommended in general. His aim K to limit nondefense spending i i the current fiscal year, for fear a larger increase would Miur the inflation that he is · reking to head off with his pioposal (or a 10 per cent surtax 'Ihe civil service unions have fought for higher pay through massive lobbying ettorts in Con- g:ess Just why Congress is responsive to these tactics is hard to see It cannot be for votes, jecause the federal civil ser- v ce is scattered throughout the Country, with a hard core in Washington and adjoining com- trun.ties But the House Post Oifice and Civil Service committee approved a 6 per cent increase for postal workers, i ctober 1; and a 5 per cent increase July l, 1968. It also approved 4.3 per cent for other federal workers now. When the President let it be known that he would veto any r lises about his 4 5 per cent guideline, 'he postal workers mounted a three day around- ihe-clock "solemn vigil" of pla- .-drd-carryin? pickets around the White House This is the latest 'i idence of the rising militancy o! federal employes. Some are oven talking about eliminating iheir traditional no-strike pledg- ts, a tradition fixed by law to keep federal services running. I! is a trend that is dangerous to the country and should be halted by a firm stand in Congress supporting the President 'We/fore Rights' So firmly established in America has welfare become as a way of life, that more than a thousand welfare recipients conducted a mass lobby of Congress and the Department of Health, Education and Welfare this week to demand withdrawal of some mild restrictions put on those who now draw welfare. They were not received by any of the 17 Senators tney had invited to hear their plight. Not fven Senators Robert F. Kennedy and Jacob K. Javits of "4ew York perhaps the two most open minded on the subject of welfare in the Capitol, heard them. They sent staff members. That was probably the most significant sign of the changing mood of the Congress Reports that welfare has become a way of life for families into the second and third generations, that hundreds of thousands of people are rushing onto welfare rolls from all corners of the country, that many able-bodied amona them are unwilling to work for their keen, had roi-sed the House to enact the bill these recioi- cnts want the Senate to reject so that it would not become law. Last year, the welfare recipients went to Washington to de- 11 and an improvement in their benefits and to extend them to .Bisons not covered by law. in.s year, they went to stop a letenoration in their own bene- . is. In each instance, they cal- ed then, their rights. They den unced the House-passed legis- ation a:; "betrayal of the poor, a declaration of war on our 'amilies and a fraud on the future of our nation." The bi'l would limit aid to families with dependent children by freezing the present ratio of welfare children according to the total number of children in t h e state It would put a limita- '"in on the grants paid to mothers of children born out of wed!~ck Also, it would require employable adults on welfare rolls to take training and jobs Those are anathema to people who have had all fieir wants furnished them without question L y a welfare state more concerned with their vote than with safeguarding the purse of the taxpayers. BERRY'S WORLD 1W7 b r NEA, l» "Of cowrie, Frtd claims h*'s a victim of TV radiation!" The Poor Man's Philosopher By HO, 'STATUS IN FLATUS' 'Status Inflatus"--How to Tell if You're Gaining in the Old Rat Race NEW LORK (AP) -- How can vou tell if you're gaining status? A recent article pointed out the warning signals that let you know that you're losing face in the old rat race. This inspired a barrage of letters, of which the following is typical: "Any zipperhead ought to be able to figure out if he's losing. But success is so insidious to- rlay--its signs are so subtle-that the big problem in our civilization is to know for sure whether you're gaining ground IT simply standing still and treading water. "What arc the signs that let you know positively that your status is inflatus--in other words, that your social and business prestige is on the rise?" Well, your standing is getting oetter if-When they repaint the firm's headquarters, the boss asks if ou mind if he has his office painted the same color as yours. The junior executives in the office begin to vie for the privilege of taking you to lunch. The intellectual office boy ^sks you whether it would be better for him to mold his ca- reer on the example of Marcel Proust or Jean-Paul Sartre. Instead of dunning you for past dues, the president of your country cluo inquires offhanded- J whether you've ever considered standing for elections to the board of governors. Although you haven't bothered to buy a color television set yet, the people in your block iv ho do own one still let their children play with your children. They know you're on the way up the ladder. The gang around the office water cooler listens respectfully to y o u r pronouncements on whether it will rain next Tues- c'ay and why the Green Bay Packers will lose the world football championship before the .-lose of the present century. You turn down a solid stock- market tip because you just don't want to muddy your tax picture. You are doing so well that you can now tell your weekend guests' "I trust you won't mind, out I'm afraid we'll have to put you up in the little house." The mailman keeps bringing .ou brochures from people wanting to se'l second-hand vpchts. The college you almost flunked out of twice asks you hack to make a commencement address and receive an honorary degree. You've come so far up in the *orld that you begin to meet your doctor socially, or sometimes even find yourself at the same expensive resort where your dentist goes on his vacation. Bartenders who never paid at- t^ntion to you before now hail you by your first name and quote your bon mots to other customers. On paydays you no longer have to race to the bank to make a deposit to cover the rent check your wife wrote the day before. Now and then you like to see orabgrass on your lawn because it gives you an excuse to bawl out your uppity gardener The 'board chairman apologiz- (··· orofusely if he inadvertently t a r k s his car in the space the 'irm has reserved for you The management of the build- i.ig vour office is in asks what is \ur favorite tune--so it can be played each morning in the ·1'itomatic elevator as you ride i o to work in the morning Yep. that's "status infla- 'us"--you've got life made Now II vou have to do is to hold on I.- it L e t t e r s :.ove Voi Our I'rllott Man To The Kditor Sir: We are inspired to write these words because we were deeply moved by the reaction and response of the Community to the fleath ( f our son, William O Lee, 111 on July 27 Since this date w e know, w i t h out a doubt, t h a t people of d i f f e i e n t raeial origins can l i \ e I igether in peao and harnuny The expressions of lo\e and i Hicein that our manv Negro .md w'litc friends and neighbors extended to us in what wa.s the most diffii-ult time of our h\es M-oved to us that thre is no nted for a Newark or a Detroit ii- this great country of ours Whv a n ' t we express our love and concern for one another e\erv dav of our lives lather than at times of great If son-^thing good can come i bout a a result of our great 1 ss let it be that we remem- "or and make a part of our cidily l i v t s , the great foundation of our religion love for i ur fellow man MR AND MRS WILLIAM 0 LEE. JR AND FAMILY f,fi McMnrray St Frederick. Maryland In Favor f Dam to The F.dJtor Sir: This letter is being written in answer to Dr Hanford Hop 'v.ns' letter appearing in the F'-edenck News on Thursday \ugust H I . 10(57 First, 1 should like to make it i 'oar to Or Hopkins that Thur ;ont is a t h r i v i n g community and not a l i t t l e fluster of houses :: the c i u n t i v as he referred to in his let lei In fact. Thur- niont is noted as being the fast- i st g r o w i n g community in Fred- 01 lek County not to mention be mg the t h i r d largest Second D r Hopkins s t a t e d I ' . a t all n a t u r e lovers, conservationists ml trout fishermen oipose the prooosed dam across Hunting Creek in the beautiful ''atoctin Mountains This is far , i o m the t r u t h , for there are 'ante a few citizens and a number of organizations so classified that are verv much in fa- or ot the d;im The truth of the matter is that tar more citi/ens are in favor of the project t h a n · Vpn^ed to it I shou'd like to furthei state such Letters to the Editor do erve as a means of giving the individual an opportunity to publicly express his views on a controversial issue, but it is rather disgusting how f-eqiiently .,e a u f h o i o! such letters be- .'onies all too caieless with the i-ue faets As a citizen of Thurmont I should like to remind Dr Hop- isins that the Catoctin Moun- I'nns prmide many forms of re- ci cation and the proposed dam across H u n t i n g Creek will en- nance the beauty rather than i.etract from it As far as being a waste of the Maryland taxpayer's money, I think Dr. Hop- 1, ins had better reconsider on tins statement Anything that i nhances the beauty of our State ;'arks and provides worthwhile r 'creation facilities, can hardly l,e considered as a waste of ,)ioney Perhaps Dr Hopkins should (ievote his time in writing let- Yrs to Washington expressing t.is disapproval of wasteful spending of our Federal Government which affect? far more iti/eas than the proposed Hunting Creek Dam ever will In closing I should like to i ike this opitortunitv to publiclv I hank De'cgate William M Houck and all others who have fought so h a i d and done so much for this worthwhile project. Furthermore, I wish to go on record as being strongly in favor .,' the project GEORGE W WIREMAN Thurmont, Maryland yesterday.. Fifiy Years Ago Twenty Years Ago Items From The News-Post 1 it s September 7. 1917 IN POSSIBLY THE BIGGEST egg robbery in Frederick County's history, 17 cases of eggs, valued at $250, were stolen from the Blue Ribbon Egg Company in Emmitsburg. Sheriff William C Roderick is conducting the search for the criminal, or criminals. It is believed that an automobile was used to haul the booty away because fresh car tracks were found in front of the company. HOOD COLLEGE WILL REOPEN for its 25th year at 10 a m . , September 13. Opening exercises will take place in tirodbeck Hall, the public is in- .'·ted. t^OOD ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS today made a plea to all the motorists in the nation t' help conserve food by not running over chickens with their cars With about one sixth of i he 3 million autos in the nation -triking one bird a year, about :00,000 chickens are killed each vear It is generally accepted that birds run over by cars are not fit for eating. Items F-om The Newf-Poft FUe» September 7, 1947 TWO MAJOR HIGHWAYS INTO Frederick have sufficient daily haffic to be eligible lor consideration for reconstruction under the $10,000,000 road bond issue passed at the last session of the legislature. The roads having a total daily traffic count of 3,000 cr more cars, are Route 240, Washington to Frederick, and Route 40, Baltimore to Frederick. FORTY-SIX HEAD OF CATTLE vere thrown from a large truck and uninjured about 3:30 a.m. Sunday when the truck skidded r.s it rounded a curve on Route 15 at the south end of Lewistown. POUR CITY POLICEMEN battled for a quarter hour Sunday afternoon before they were able to subdue and take into custody a Navy veteran thought tf be mentally unbalanced. The officers were attempting to ferve the man with a warrant for assault and battery sworn out by his wife who claimed be beat her When oolice attempted M arrest the man he came at them with a length of iron pipe. Washington Today By David Lawrence WHAT KIND OF PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE DO THE PEOPLE WANT? T^N -- When the m Tican people get ready IT \ te in the next presidential _.cd on, they will ask themselves whether the candidate oppos- , ,g i-ieaiucnt Johnson is a man ot maturity, experience, judg- riien. and knowledge not only at domestic aJairs but of the intricac.es of world problems. If the Republican nominee is deficient in these respects, many voters--much as they may dislike to do so--will vote again r r President Johnson Governor George Romney, in his latest statement discussing the Vietnam problem, made a political mistake as he said: "When I came back from Vietnam, I just had the greatest brainwashing that anybody can f,et when you go over to Viet- r;im. Not only by the generals, hut also by the diplomatic corps over there and they do a very thorough job, and, since returning from Vietnam, I've gone into the history of Vietnam, all He way back into World War II ,,nd before that.... "And, as a result, I have c langed my mind, in that particularly I no longer believe that it was necessary for us to get involved in South Vietnam to stop Communist aggression ,n Southeast Asia and to prevent Chines 0 Communist domination of Southeast Asia." Maybe if the Michigan gover- i or had been a member of the Cabinet or Vice President--with access to all con'idential information from abroad--and if he had had some intimate experience with the vicissitudes of international Hfe as they change from day to day, he mignt be able now to see more objectively the circumstances surrounding America's involvement in Vietnam. Hindsight is, of course, supposed to be better than foresight It is easy to criticize Presidents Kennedy and Johnson for .vhat they did in the Vietnam situation and to argue that some other course would have ',een better. The theory that, if Dwight Eisenhower had remained President, the United States would i-ot have become involved in a land war in Southeast Asia is a hypothetical assumption that 'he steady pressures of the Communists to take over Southeast Asia would have been ignored I y the man in the White House. Yhe Michigan Governor will be reminded th:,t, while President, Mr Eisenhower did not hesitate to act promptly in the Suez Crisis and against other serious n'lreats to world peace. These .d not result in war. Perhaps .1 was because the Eisenhower "'·licy showed a firmness which the enemy could not mistake. Certainly it is tragic that the United States had to become en- ·'·leed in the Vietnam War. But i'ie same might equal'y be said 'iout the Korean War and World *Var II and World War I. Blame cannot be placed on any individual who happened to be President of the United States during these world crises A decision had to be made on the basis of the facts available at the time. Communisi plotting and intrigue and military threats to .verld peace are not things that ( a n be penetratingly studied merely by reading history books The Asian governments which have sent their troops to South Vietnam have all along been well informed about the objectives of Communist policy, and it is amazing to read Governor Uomney's statement that "we have involved other nations in Southeast Asia." Mr. Romney now will be asked how he would have dealt with the threats thac have confronted the United States in Southeast Asia m the last several years what would his answer have !cen if, subsequent to 1960, all of Vietnam had been overrun b\ the Communists, and Cam budia, Thailand and Laos were grabbed at the same time, and tnere ensued a growing menace to South Korea, the Philippines. Australia and New Zealand? The spread of Communist Im- porialism in Asia would have given the Soviets a chance to exploit their hold on Eastern Europe. The United States has taken the position since World War II that Communist aggression must be checked. The American government has acted to thwart such a takeover in \frica "\nd has not hesitated to face up to the Soviets in Ber'in rnd in the Cuban Missile Crisis Would Governor Romney be a President with enough background to deal with an international nroblem 1'ke thU in Viet- nam'' This is the question which h:s statements pose to manv people today Certainly befire the Reoublican National Con vention next year he will have to clarify his viewpoint and reveal just what steps he would have taken had he been identified with the parly in power in « prominent position during the last six or seven years. lEWSPAPERf NEWSPAPER!

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