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• MMPA DAMY NftWS PAMPA.TEXA9 MihVEAR Wednesday, June 28,1972 A Watchful Newspaper IVW STRIVING FOR THI TOP O* TtXAS TO M AN IVIN MTTIt PUCE TO UVE Our Capsule Policy Th* Pampa Ntwt it dtdicatwl to fumithing information to •or rMrtkn tot that thoy can bettor promote and prtMrve tholr awn froodom and •ncourog* other* to MO othtrt to »« Hi Moiling. Only whon man ii froo to control himiolf and all ho produce* can ho dovolop to hii utmott capability Tho Nowi boliovoi oach and ovtry poraon would got moro Mtlrfaction in tho long run if ho woro pormittod to ipom what ho oann on a voluntoor baiii rathor than having part of it dittributod invluntarily. Question Box 'Now We Can Kill Everybody on Earth. He Can Only Kill What's Left!" Union Vs. Archie The Teamsters Union has decided that the image of the "average worker" is suffering from Archie Bunker. Who's Archie Bunker? He's that dingbat on television who Is ignorant, amusing, a confirmed racist and the husband of the funniest wpman in the world. But Focus, a new Teamster publication, says more and more blue-collar workers resent Archie as a television writer's vision of what the average laboring man must be. And they resent references to the Archie Bunker vote in national newspaper columns, says Focus. Hah! We doubt that a show which depicted the average worker as a nice, quiet, clean-cut guy who does his eight hours, moonlights a couple of hours at the corner service station and goes home to fall asleep reading the paper would attract many viewers. Archie is an exaggeration. He has to be to be successful. He represents no group. He is simply Archie. If you look in the right places you will find an Archie, and chances are his fellow workers enjoy teasing him and laughing at him instead of worrying that he .•night spoil their national image. Anyway, Archie is a refreshing relief from the other extreme in which the black must always be a brain surgeon of national repute or a nuclear physicist, the policeman must be fat, smoke cigars and wear a derby, Mama is so sweet she turns your stomach, and is the true power in a family headed by a bumbling, dunderhead of a Dad. We cannot defend the wise guys in the national columns who tend to categorize everyone and everything with their "in" joltes, either by talking about the Archie Bunker vote or by labeling Spiro a meathead. It is their only way of retaliating for the time when Spiro nailed their hides to the wall, with the outspoken support of a lot of people. All we can suggest is that they leave Archie alone since they have already straightened out the world by eliminating prayer in schools, wiping out any reference to color in Stephen Foster's Old Black Joe and busing for racial balance. And we must ask one question in reference to "image" and the Teamsters Union. What makes the Teamsters experts on image? Three Failures Three times in recent years, the United States has empowered full scale wage-price bureaucracies of the scope recommended by Meany. These were during the two world wars and the Korean hostilities. The demand by AFL-CIO President George Meany to the congressional Joint Economic Committee for a sweeping new bureaucracy to enforce rigid price controls across the board or to drop all efforts to restrain wages and prices turns back the pages of memory. The experience the nation gained from those efforts is hardly encouraging. During the period of actual hostilities, wage and price controls led to many abuses and black marketeering. They did not curb inflation. Moreover, a bureaucratic army of more than 60,000 civil servants was mustered during World War II to administer price controls—an inflationary factor in itself, Eventually, the controls broke down of their own weight. . Nor was the experience more fruitful between 1950 and 1953. More than 17,000 government employes applied for more modest wage and price control efforts during the Korean conflict—at an annual cost of 1137 million. The experience with full-scale. price controls during the three wars and immediate post-war periods was summarized eloquently by Economist John M. Clark to the Senate Banking and Currency Committee in 1960. Such controls, he said, have the capacity to "slow a potentially runaway inflation down to an accelerated creep, but not to eliminate the creep." The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that family spending is decreasing while family income in increasing. Put another way, the inflation already has slowed down to an "accelerated creep." A full panoplied bureaucratic endeavor could do no more and likely would worsen the situation. Quick Quiz Q— Why is ammonia commonly called spirits of harts- horn? A—Because it was first obtained by boiling and distilling the horns of animals, chiefly deer. Q— When was the first birth control clinic opened in the United States? A—On Oct. 16, 1917, Margaret Sanger and associate; opened it in Brooklyn, N.Y.- BERRY'S WORLD (att (£> 1972 by NfA, to people who argue about who tilled the ice always — get a refrigerator with an automatic ice-maker!" QUESTION: Why were we able to win • war agalntt Japan and Germany combined In four yearn and not be able to win one with a tiny country like North Vietnam? They lay It Is money, and our boys die f or thlt? ANSWER: It would appear that World War II is the last one in which the politicians had the avowed purpose of winning, if anyone wins a war. In neither the Korean nor the Vietnamese fiascos has there ever been an expression that the United States intended to win. We do not believe most politicians are in war for money. There no doubt are some interests which receive financial gain from wars, and obviously those interests would be in favor of electing politicians favorable to war. However, we think most people truly are against wars. Since World War II, the United States politicians have taken upon themselves the task of policing the world. Where once it was said the sun never sets on the British Empire, it now is said equally truthfully that the sun doesn't set on U.S. soldiers, who are scattered around the world. It is noted that in World War II, the U.S. politicians helped build up the world power of Communist Russia and China. Since then, politicians of this nation have been reacting defensively at various parts of the world when those communist powers continue their previously announced expansion. Korea and Vietnam both seem to be a part of that expansion by communist powers, and in each instance the U.S. forces were dispatched, not to win as used to be the aim in wars, but to "contain communism." It is generally agreed that there is increasing loss of freedom in a nation at war. It seems ironic that the United States would claim to be defending freedom in other nations, while destroying or infringing freedom of its own citizens by its warlike activities. H. L. Hunt Writes INSPECTIONS OMITTED The nuclear arms agreement signed by the United States and Soviet Union in Moscow left this country on the short end of the stick, even on the face of the pact. The Russians, whose trademark is secrecy, can and probably will go us one better in the development of operational nuclear weapons. There was no mention in news stories of the summit talks on agreements for inspection, either by the contracting parties or neutral nations. Orbiting satellites can obtain a lot of intelligence on the construction of silos for nuclear missiles but they do not guarantee that we shall know everything the Russians are doing to stockpile weapons aimed at destroying the U.S. and its allies. The nuclear shield that we once boasted is just about gone. The strategic arms limitation treaty still must be approved by the United States Senate and we as citizens who don't want to see our country subjected to future nuclear blackmail can still get going on a campaign to influence that high legislative body. It will take a lot of letters, telephone calls and personal contacts where possible. It is to be hoped that the great majority of our Senate has studied the treacherous record of the communists and has learned that they can't be trusted. The government in Moscow has had a sorry record of pact-breaking since its inception in World War I. Now a nuclear arms limitation agreement has been signed which gives the Russians the advantage in all categories except anti-ballistic missiles and if they run true to form they will violate even the obvious advantage they have obtained in print. The U.S. Senate, however, will still have some say-so. Another significant omission in the news stories originating from Moscow is any agreement that might have been reached on the release of our prisoners of war in Indochina. As we contact the members of the Senate, we should keep those prisoners m mind. They must never be forgotten. There are two kinds of fools. One says, "This is old, therefore it is good." The other says, "This is new, therefore it is better."— Dean Inge, English clergyman. Marilyn Manion 'Law And Order' Still A Controversial Issue ^m : ^ !^!fl!% ;m0f^;A W : "&SK, Inside Washington Peace In Vietnam Nears- Red War Machine Stalling By ROBERT S.ALLEN WASHINGTON - There will be a Vietnam cease-fire in a matter of weeks-possibly by Aug. I. It depends on the outcome of extremely delicate dialogues between Washington, Peking, Moscow and Hanoi-which have been underway for about a month. These potentially fateful exchanges could jell very quickly into concrete results. They also could evaporate in frustrating futility-as has happened in the past. This time there is one possibly crucial difference: Moscow and Peking appear to be desirous of bringing the years-long Vietnam warring to an end. If that is the case, Hanoi will have to go along. Its obstreperous balking has been a fatal stumbling block in the past. In the current parleying, two major unresolved obstacles are: (1) President Nixon's adamant insistence on the immediate return of all U.S. prisoners of war, held by both the Vietcong and North Vietnam, following the declaration of a cease-fire. Hanoi wants to delay POW liberation until after the conclusion of a peace settlement. But the President is standing pat on the immediate release of the POWs. (2) Hanoi's demand for a guarantee of Vietcong participation in the South Vietnam government that would replace the Thieu regime. President Thieu has expressed willingness to resign to enable the holding of elections for a new government. The U.S. maintains that whether Communists are a part of that government is strictly an internal question to be settled by the Vietnamese alone-and does not involve deliberations or a cease-fire. Washington has given categoric assurances that all remaining U.S. troops would be withdrawn from Vietnam within 30 days after a cease-fire. Applying Pressure Powerful factor in the momentous four-way dialogue is the devastatingly effective U.S. air offensive against North Vietnam, coupled with the steady decimation of the Communists' ground forces and exhaustion of their supplies. Vitally important in the latter is the mining of Haiphong and other ports. That has proved highly successful. No shipments are going in or out. While the North Vietnamese offensive has been largely aborted, it is still potentially dangerous. The Communists still have the capability of striking limited but heavy blows. Their chief purpose would be to inflict widespread destruction and to demoralize the populous. The Reds are making desperate efforts to mount such vengeful devastation-for- devastion's-sake attacks. Behind their lines, they are laboriously assembling munitions (particaulary large-caliber ground-to-ground rockets) and other supplies. Whether they will be able to use them is conjectural. They are under intense air bombardment. Also direly hampering the Communists are fearful manpower losses. Characteristically, they expended their combat forces without stint and as consequence are now in calamitous manpower straits. Every major unit employed in the North Vietnamese aggression has suffered immense casualties, some as high as a prohibitive 30 per cent. Severe .lack of combat manpower is not a distinct Hanoi deterrent in resuming its drive on a sizeable scale. Red Marshal Giap simply lacks the bodies to wage more big-scale war. Also he is under mounting denunciation in inner Communist party quarters over the disastrous conduct of the offensive. A knowledgeable Eastern European diplomat, stationed in Hanoi, is credited as the source of a remarkable story regarding that. At a recent Central Committee meeting, Giap reputedly was subjected to intense hostile questioning, during which he was furiously assailed as a "butchering murderer" and "reckless blunderer and incompetent." It is claimed that conduct of the war is no longer solely in Giap's hands. However, so far as Western authorities are aware, he is still minister of defense. Wonder Why Women members of Sen. McGovern's Washington staff are researching the life and public and private career of former Treasury Secretary John Connally--now visiting a number of countries as the personal emmisary of President Nixon. The researchers were given no explanation for this unusual assignment. One asked her superior, "Do you think he may be Nixon's running-mate this time?" The answer was, "Could be. You never know what will happen in politics, particularly Republican. I presume that's why we are getting this information together." McGovern's staff so far has not been asked to do anything about Vice President Agnew. More Boodling It escaped public attention, but the machinery has been quietly set in motion for another hefty pay raise for members of Congress, judges and other already well-paid Federal officials. It won't happen this year-with a national election in the offing. But you can expect this covert move to surface in the new Congress that convenes next January. The pay hike plan will be engineered as was the last congressional boost-from $30,000 to $42,500. It will be done through the device of a study and recommendation by a special commission of business leaders and others set up for this purpose. Money for that was included in an appropriation not unobtrusively passed by the House several weeks ago and now pending in the Senate. It's a fore-gone conclusion it will be approved there. Next then will be naming of the commission-and by next ye.ir this time, another juicy pay raise will be all set. Only an act of God can a vert it. Rv Lawrence Lamb, M.D. Altitude* O.K. For Emphysema? Dear Dr. Lamb—Do you think it would be harmful for a person who has emphysema to visit some western states where the altitude is 5,500 feet high? Dear Reader—Characteristically, emphysema obstructs the outflow of air from the lungs. The trapped air loses a certain amount of its oxygen and as a result the air in the emphysema lung usually contains less oxygen than the normal lung. The more severe the emphysema, the less oxygen there actually will be within the lung itself. In a sense .the person with emphysema already lives at altitude. Thus/ when a person with this type of lung disease goes to an altitude of even 5,500 feet it can be the same as going to a much higher altitude. People do live at relatively high altitudes. Some even live at altitudes of over 14,000 feet, but it requires that they become adapted to these levels over a period of time. I can't specifically answer your question in your individual case because some people with mild emphysema can tolerate altitudes of around 5,000 feet and some can't. The answer depends on how severe the emphysema really is. A doctor can check this problem, however, if he knows how well your lungs function in ventilating oxygen. It would be wise for such a person to avoid any unnecessary physical exertion, particularly when they first arrive at this altitude, permitting time for the body to adjust to the altitude. Then you also have to consider the problems associated with going to nearby mountains at higher altitudes or driving over roads that carry you to higher altitudes in reaching your destination. In general we consider that Denver is just about the physiological threshold and that altitudes below 5,000 feet don't cause most people any real difficulties unless they are doing lots of physical exertion or have very severe lung disease. At altitudes above 5,000 feet changes in the body in relationship to altitude begin to be significant. Commercial jet aircraft keep the cabin altitude below 7,000 feet even if the jet is at 40,000 feet. For people seated quietly, altitudes of 7,000 feet cause no problems unless again there are severe underlying medical problems to begin with. The possibility that cabin altitude can be 7,000 feet though is a good reason for everyone who has a significant medical problem to get their doctor's O.K. for air travel. For most people, the problems at the terminal, such as baggage and schedules will be more stressful than the cabin altitude. (NEWSrAPEI ENTHMISi ASSN.) Having tiovUt tktdoitg pounJi? If », you'll want to roao* Dr. Lamb's bookltt in wkich kt antwtrt your quntiont about lotiag wtigkt. Stnd SO coats to Or. Lamb, in can of this newspaper, P.O. lox /55J, Radio City Station, N.Y., H.Y. 10019. Atk for "Loiing Wtigkt" kookltt. "Law and Order" remains ft large and controversial issue as the 1172 Presidential campaign gains speed. The Liberal Experts contend that the poor criminal doesn't get all of the rights he's entitled to. But to those of us who no longer venture out of the house alone after dark, the "rights" of our would-be attackers seem well down oh the list of law-enforcement priorities. (The situation was driven home to me a few weeks ago while I was attending Mass one Sunday morning in New York's St. Patrick's Cathedral. An usher Came up to me and asked me to please hold on to my purse—and tightly.) Frank C. Carrington is the Executive Director of a novel organization that takes the side of the police and public. Americans for Effective Law Enforcement is a citizen •' group which is setting up loca. chapters all over the country. On a national scale, Americans for Effective Law Enforcement has achieved a phenomenal record of success in winning key cases for law enforcement. Mr. Carrington described his organization's work when he spoke over the Manion Forum Radio Program. Here is what he said: "It is, I think, best described as a counterweight in the area of criminal law to the American Civil Liberties Union and organizations such as that which are totally concerned with the rights of the criminal suspect. We are concerned with the victims of crime and the potential victims." Carrington described a case which Americans for Effective Law Enforcement recently won: "The Turco vs. Allen case was a case in which the Federal District Court in Baltimore was asked by the Black Panther Party, through their attorney William Kunstler, to enjoin the Baltimore City Police Department from 'infiltrating, surveilling, or otherwise interfering with'. In effect, they wanted the court to tell the Baltimore City Police Department not to investigate the Black Panther Party. "The Black Panther Party in Baltimore had, in an earlier case, been enjoined by a court, at least temporarily, from giving out hate literature which called for the murder of policemen. One policeman was murdered in exactly the way this hate literature called for. And based on this, we felt that the police had every right, not only a right, but a duty, to investigate the Black Panther Party. "The American Civil Liberties Union came in and entered the case in support of the Black Panther Party, in effect supporting their right to call for the killing of policemen." Americans for Effective Law Enforcement also entered the case of the Chicago Seven. "Judge Hoffman", said Carrington, "sentenced the Chicago Seven defendants and their attornewy, William Kunstler and Leonard Weinglass, to very long terifls for contempt of court for the way they behaved. We have entered the case and have asked the Court of Appeals to uphold these contempt citations. We feel that if people are permitted to make a mockery, a circus, out of a courtroom—this happened in Judge Hoffman's courtroom—that in this lies the seeds of destruction of our whole legal system. If people can't behave themselves In court and resolve their differences in a proper judicial manner then what use is taw enforcement or anything else?'' Carrington pointed out that at least three organizations—the American Civil Liberties Uniqn, a Chicago Counsel of Lawyers, and the Center for Constitutional Rights in New York had entered the case in support of the Chicago Seven. But, he said, "If citizens would get involved, take a stand against lawlessness and in favor of proper law enforcement, the future of law enforcement can be very encouraging." There is your invitation to do something about law and order instead of just worrying about it. Write to the Manion Forum, South Bend, Indiana, for more details about this organization, and how you can become a part of it. Wit And Whimsy By PHIL PASTORET An old-timer recalls when the whee-necked dress was considered daring. ft % » It's a good idea to nurse your money — heaven knows, it's sick enough. The movement against women wearing natural furs may also help to keep the husband species from vanishing through bankruptcy. ft ft ft Something that needs to be taken with a grain of salt adds a dash of pepper to life. « ft 0 Good judgment is learned from the results of a number of bad judgments. a ft n Some magazine publishers are engaged in tripe- setting. There are two sides to any argument—yours, and the wrong one. t « * Whether the pen is mightier than the sword depends on who gets the point. t; 0 t Fellow named Hoyt King wants you to know that if Lights ACROSS name 1 Heavenlv x Frown water 39 Biblical eah 12 Anatomical tissue 13 Away from wind 14 Blackbird of curkoo family 15 Anatomy (ab ) 1C Want 17 Chest bone 18 Thoroughfare 20 Characters- t j cs 22 Route (ab.) 23 Sun 24 Condemnation 28 Particle 32 Fruit drink 33 Hostelry 34 Mountain (comb, form) 35 Feminine «M.iden(var.) ** Gree , ll v .i vegetable }J Nothing 48 Close of day 51 Fanciful visions 55 Hail! 56 Make muddy this column is telegraphed to you, it will be a barbed wire. * « 4 About all we go to the store for these days is broke. Amwtr Jo Pravieui Puizlc , 59 Zodiac sign 60 Latin pronoun . 62 Result of sitting in sun 63 Building , additions 64 Thousands of years 1 Stations (ab.) '2 Temporary shelter 3 Having wings 4 Evaluators 5 Portable light 6 Pub drink 7 Encounters 8 Spanish name 9 Hindu robe 10 Distinct part 11 Beaks 19 Toiletry case 21Winglike structure 24 Abel's brother (Bib.) 25 Norse poetry 26 Meticulous 27 Girl's name 29 Pedal digits 30 Escutcheon border 31 Drudgery 37 Tapers 38 Arab prince 41 Goddess of harvest 43 Oleic acid salt 45 Weird 46 Coral island 48 Seasoning 49 Iris layer 50 Gaseous clement 52 Field (comb, form) 53 Night light source 54 Sergeants (ab.) 57 Ailing 1 12 15 18 2 3 14 — „

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