The News from Frederick, Maryland on September 8, 1967 · Page 4
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The News from Frederick, Maryland · Page 4

Frederick, Maryland
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Friday, September 8, 1967
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Rear Guard .,, jourh VietnQm Established IM3 Published Every Evening Except Sunday by the G R E A T SOUTHERN PTC. « MFC. CO. 26 North Court Street Phone 4 6 2 1 1 7 7 Frederick, Md. 21701 S U B S C R I P T I O N R A T E S Single copy 5 cents. By mail, payable in advance One month, »1 23, Three month*. JJ 50; six months, S6 50, one \efr. i!2 00 By carrier 30 cents per week, $1.20 per month, per year Member Audit Bureau Of Circulations Member Cf Associated Press The Associated Press is entitled to the use tor republication of all th- local ·)·»» arinled in this newspaper as we.I as Ail AP i.ews dispatches Second Cljss Postage Paid at Frederick. Md. Page A - I THE \ E \ \ S , Frederick, Maryland Frid;i\. ScpU-mht-r 8. 1967 The Radical Front It is doubtful that the major political parties w i l l have to du much worrying about extreme iringes in their n o m i n a t i n g contentions next year The National New Politics Convert ion is taking care of t'.iat for them. The Radical Front has decided, after much debate, to field ;; kind of selective campaign against President Johnson next '·ear, running one or more candidates against him in key .-.tales where they think the\ can do him the most damage. With former Gov. George Wallace of Alabama slated to do the bame on the right, the extremes will be wholly covered The decision of the New Politics is tentative because the Black Caucus of 600 m i l i t a n t delegates, a convention within a convention of 2.0CO delegates, ··/as sti'! urging the formation of a thrd party dedicated to peace ir Vietnam that would nominate a single ticket to run in all 50 states. As things went in the convention, the Black Caucus could still pull out and i un their own show. Their attitude was described Ly James Forman, director of t h e n a t i o n a l office of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Com- mittue. who strongly demanded separate Negro political action under f u l l Negro control. "We md we alone have the respon- - ' b i l i t y to wage our own war i'f 1. )eration as we see fit," For. lan said "No one, absolutely n: one in the world or in the : "nited States has the right to d i c t a t e to us the form of our · t r u g g l e We insist on our right ( · · define the manner in which '-· e w i l l fight our agressors. It is i ;ir r i g h t , our responsibility, and anyone who does not like it can f a to hell " His intemperate language was net surprising from the -ame committee that produced H. Rap Brown and Stokely Car- i.iichael. who is now in North Vietnam after taking part in the Castro meeting of Communists ' this hemisphere in Havana. With the like cf them misleading the Negro electorate, any- tnmg can happen in the 1968 c lection 171,300 Teachers Wanted As a record 5!).7 million grade and high school children begin returning to their classrooms this week, they w i l l be short 171,300 teachers at the optimum level to man the nation's schools from kindergarten through high school. The shortage is nationwide. Of 46 state* reporting in a survey conducted by the National Education Association, only Arizona said it had enough applicants to fill its need. Recruiting prob !oms were more severe than last '.ear in 20 states when unusually critical shortages were found Twenty - four reoorted extreme difficulty in recruitment. Many i.thers rrported they would have to employ teachers with substandard qualifications to fill vacancies. Rural and small town school systems faced the most severe strains. Nor was t h e situation helped l y the new - found belligerency teachers in big city .-chool systems that threatened to keep the schools closed until t h e i r extraordinary demands '.\ere met, rot alone for money not available in public treasures but for big steps toward con- !:-ol of the educational system r.--elf. The nations' teachers' col- '· ges are producing greater i.umber? of qualified teachers i h a n ever before. However, 19 states attributed their shortages ir: Fed( ra! recruitment, unattractive salaries, greater op; ortunit ; es in business and in- Justry, induction into the military services and longtime 'eachers quitting their jobs. xme of these causes can and hould be remedied. Teaching -'iculd not be left to take the leavings after all other resour- ies are filled. It is axiomatic t h a t on teaching depends the f r t u r e o 1 " the nation. BERRY'S WORLD "Wove you checked to 6e ture there are no anti-Maoist fish in the water?" The National Scene With Bruce Biossat NEGRO RADICALS TAKE OVER: 'NEW POLITICS' IN SHAMBLES CHICAGO The white radicals .vho met here for more than a ieek under the banner of the "New Politics" thought they had their best chance since the great depression to widen their hold upon American society. But (hey were caught in a cruel di- itmma. For all the gains in numbers hey have made among their fellow whites as a result of the ·ipoan crisis and the controversy over the Vietnam war, they are still a small and virtually pow- '·rless force. Having no power, they seek to ally themselves with the Negroes whose causes are deeply rooted in the urban crisis, whose numbers are larger, and whose capacity to cast weight--at least in the negative sense--s e e m s greater. Yet, as became stunningly clear at the National Conference for Nev Politics, the price of i hat alliance fixed by Negro militants and radicals was a surrender so abject and so total as to place in jeopardy the whole range of white radical purposes. The crucial part of that surrender was seeming white acquiescence, at the convention, in \egro campaigns of separatism, cf near warfare against white society, of gross and uncompromising assault upon t'.ie motives ;.nd character of most white Americans. The question this leaves for the white radicals, and it was voiced here by many, is "How do you gain a true power base hy widening your reach among vour fellow whites, when the language of recruitment is in- · u l t and affront." For example, the whites at the "New Politics" convention, nough outnumbering Negroes uy 6 to 1, accepted a so-called "black caucus" proposal that 'white civilizing committees" be set up in white areas to "civilize and humanize the savage and beastlike character that runs rampant throughout America." Awash in guilt-feeling over the plight of the American ghetto Negro, the white convention delegate? not only accepted ov- "rwhelmingly this and many another sweeping black proposal, but they yielded so much convention authority that, in the end, one black caucus representative could cast 28,000 votes- half the grand total. The spectacle was too much for some white participants. Some walked out from time to iime. Others spoke in complaint, but their voices were drowned in the chorus of eager surrender. The peace groups, who had thought the Chicago meeting was called to advance the struggle against the Vietnam war, were stunned at the preoccupation with white - black emotions. These were some of the plain- live sounds from white complainers against total surrender to Negro militancy: 'We need allies (among whites), but they can't be built by asking us to condemn ourselves ...are we going to flagellate our hberal consciences. Do we have to come and say: "You savage beast. I'm going to civilize you 9 ".. If you think vou're going to ease your consciences by licking their (Negro 1 b o o t s , you're crazv.. ." For My Part By Ray Cromley VIET ELECTION POINTS UP NEED FOR 2-PARTY SYSTEM W A S H I N G T O N -- If South V i e t n a m nad a two-party sys- 11 m. a civilian would now be ^resident-elect. In t h i s election, the South Vietnamese military had a na- l - u n w i d e organization. None of the civilian candidates did. Gen- ,rals Nguyen van Thieu and \guyen Cao Ky were known :rough the country No civilian \as Thieu and Ky were the in- (.umbents, wit'.i all the advantages of incumbents. Yet in this presidential elect i c n . the South Vietnamese people cast two-thirds of their votes for the in eivi'ian candidates and a third for Thieu and Ky The Mi-way civilian split resulted in ;- Thieu Ky victory. A two-party system will be possible in Vietnam only .vith the creation of national political parties barked by precinct organization in the major provinces -ind thousands of volunteer worker? who--as in the ' ' n i t e d States canvass their rr a wide Only !-uch national political parties can match and outdo the n a t i o n w i d e organization of the "letnamese army. Only such grass roots organi- sations can whip temperamental candidates into line and prevent the division splinter groups cause. 'Ten civilian candidates lor the presidency was ridiculous. It made it impossible for any civilian to win.} A man in a major, nationwide political party knows he must co-operate w i t h the door-to-door workers who get out the vcte and stick ·vith them. If he breaks off for ! imself he won't have the power to win. Strangely enough, the U.S. rovernment lias done little to aid the grass roots development of political parties in S o u t h \ letnarr The feeling has been that tech- ivcal ar'vice and assistance in the developing of political parties would be interference in Vietnam's internal affairs This official U S attitude giv- f»c rtoo tn th» oiioc*JAn- W/vv ^»or* Perhaps the strangest performance of the whole incredible drama was that of Robert Sheer, ;nanaging editor of Ramparts magazine who last year ran a strong, though losing, primary race in Calitornia's Berkley district as a peace candidate against an incumbent Democratic congressman. On one convention day, Sheer stood before the assembled delegates and eloquently pleaded with the whites to purge themselves of self-contempt a n d self-hate. He called on them to find ways to build bridges to other whites whose sympathies must be won if white radicals are ever to bring any real j.ower to a coalition with Ne- proes. Said Sheer: "You're helping the black people and the poor, but you can't talk to your own parents or to the kids you grew up with fn your block." The next day, as the heavily dominant white radical delegat- is surjine'y bowed to black caucus proposals that included the !, beling of most whites as "savage beasts," Sheer caved in and willingly endorsed all but a deliberately inflammatory c o n- d e m n a tion of Israel for conducting an "imperialist 7,ionist war." Whatever Sheer's personal motives for this turnabout, the ret was symbolic. It reflected the de'egates' deep conviction !nat Nerro radicalism is strong, white radicalism is weak, and uhites must bind into the Ner r o movement on any terms-even those which assure that -.-hite radicalism will stay des- ,'erately feeble. Cromley :. country learn democracy except by receiving assistance n 1 learning about democracy f- om countries which have tried it. The advice and assistance need not all be from Americans. ;;ut the advice from Americans, in our political system would, in any event, not be all along one line. Think of what would happen in Ssuth Vietnam if dozens of i ival Renub'ican and Democratic party precinct organizers descended on the country, each man and woman assigned to nelping legitimate Vietnamese groups organize from the bottom up instead of from the 'op down Out of this competition, real parties would develop. Even more competition would ''·e added by also bringing in precinct organizers from Britain, Japan. West Germany. Korea, ^wit/erland. the Scandinavian nations and from other countries w i t h active democratic in- yesterday... Fifty Years Ago Twenty Years Ago Items From The News-Post Files September 8, 1917 COMPANY A RECEIVED ITS first instruction in semaphoring yesterday. A spokesman for the company said that most men were able to catch on to the ;iag alphabet but a good number didn't seem able to master the tricky figures. ,» SEVERE THUNDERSTORM passed over the area yesterday and ruined crops in the Rocky Uidge area with a freak hailstorm. D. H. Sharetts told the Xews -- Post that his entire corn crop was cut to the ground by huge hailstones. At the same time lightning knocked three chimneys off of houses in Wood: boro. WORK ON THE MEW HIGHWAY to Thurmont was started esterd?y by L. R. Waesche who holds the contract for the job. The road has been in very poor condition lately and soon will be ail patched and oiled. Washington Items K-oin The News-Post File* September 8, 1947 .; SIXTEEN-YEAR-OLD FREDERICK boy was undergoing em- t rgency eye treatment last night alter he was sprayed by a skunk in his garage. The boy told his narents (hat the skunk was in a dark area and he ran over it with his bicycle. He ran into the house screaming that he couldn't see. THERE IS A SCARCITY OF high-grade lumber in the area, and prices will start rising ioon, a Frederick lumber deal- ei said yesterday. FIRE OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN early Monday morning destroyed a large barn, wagonshed and small house on the farm of Keefer Adkins, tenanted by Harvey Lescalleet, located about three miles from Middletown along t'.ie old Middletown-Jefferson dirt road. Area fire companies responding to the alarm were able only to prevent the fire from spreading to the main house which is near the barn. Today By David Lawrence RAT PROBLEM IS LOCAL NOT PROBLEM FOR CONGRESS WASHINGTON - A most significant example of how easily public opinion in America is 'Misinformed--if not misled--is I he impression prevalent today Because the Federal government is unwilling to spend 40 million dc'lars to control rats. On the surface it might seem that Congress is indifferent about the hazards to people from rat bites and the damage "o property that can come from what appears to be a "pep- Cation explosion" of rats. When ·.'ongres? refused to grant the request by President Johnson that 40 million dollars be spent over a two-year period for rat '.·ontrol. the idea somehow spread across America that the problems of the cities are being neglected, even though the great proportion of the estimated 90 million rats of the country are in rural areas. Are the towns, cities and counties going to sit back and expect the federal government lo do t^eir jobs for them? Rats .-ire not a new phenomenon, and ir.ethods of controlling them have been available for many decades. The fact is that some major cities, like Detroit and Milwaukee, have rat-control programs and nave substantially reduced the incidence of rat bites. Disease developing from rat bite s has been virtually eliminated in many of these cities. It was the feeling of Congress 'hat local communities with a rat problem should be responsible for the handling of it. If f ongress were to be required to take care of the prevention of rat bites, there are plenty of other bites -- fro.n cats, dogs, pigs and horses--which could j've the Federal government an interminable responsibility. Experience has shown that the most efficient means of fighting lats is i program of starvation and poisoning. The first step- already a part of the sanitation code of most cities and towns- is that all garbage and discarded food shall be stored or disposed of only in metal contain- r. s with tight-fitting covers. Once food is made unavailable, '.ungry rats will eat certain poisons which are harmless to hu- i.ians and other animals but are effective against rats. There is one function in all this fnr the federal iNEWSPAPEr ment. It is to make studies and provide guidance. Three federal programs dealing with the rat .^roblern already are in existence. The Department of the Interior studies rat - control me- hods. and gives information on tne subject, in a project costing 117 thousand dollars a year. The Public Health Service spends 228 thousand dollars annually on research into rats, and the Genial Services Administration uses 200 thousand dollars a year t o get rid of rats in federal hui'dings. ft is estimated that it costs .bout fiOO thousand dollars per hundred thousand cf human pop- uiation to exterminate rats, or MX dollars per person. Thus. ·. federal program of only 20 million dollars a year w o u l d have little effect on the 90 mil- I'on rats If. however, every city f u l f i l l e d its job of rat control, the cost would be spread throughout the municipalities of I he country. Experts say that if cities enforced ordinances requiring the proper handling of garbage, and then carried on a program of poisoning, the rat problem would disappear. The furor over rats is an il- nistratinn of how easily cities can forsake their own responsibilities and begin to rely on the federal government for every- t.iing. The finger of blame on rat control needs to be pointed not at Congress but at those cities which have neglected to institute programs known to be effective in getting rid of rats. If the federal government is ca'led upon to deal with every i'rohlem of the states, cities and counties, the national debt will erow substantially every year, and the economic condition of the country will be adversely affected There is a better chance 10 handle welfare programs and their expenses at the local level t h a n in Washington. But local governments apparently are beginning to feel that if the feder- n government is to be in the business of taking care of the public welfare on almost everything, it might as well drive out the rats, too Congress for once has shown courage in refusing to spend federal funds on a problem which .-fates and cities can handle on ·heir own - NEWspAPEpJffCHIVE 8

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