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The News from Frederick, Maryland · Page 4

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Post Time Establish** 1*1) Published Evtry Evicting Exctpt Sunday by IM GREAT SOUTHERN PTO. ft MFC. CO. It North Court SlrMi Ptwnt 4*1-1177 Frederick. Md. JI7«t SUBSCRIPTION RATES Single copy 5 cents By mall, payable In advance: One month, 11.15; Three months. »J.i«, six months. M S4. w e tear, J1J.OC. By carrier: M cents per week, *t.M per month. tlS.M per year. Member Audit Bureau CM Circulations Member Of Associated Press The Associated Press is entitled to the use tor republlcatioii of all ttn »rlnted in this newspaper as we.I as all AP new. dispatches Second Class Postage Paid at Frederick. Md. Page A-4 THE NEWS. Frederick, Maryland Monday, September 11, 1967 Strike Guns Roar Somebody ought to write a book called "The Guns of September." The actions-or better, the absence of constructive actions-in the days and hours preceding the United Auto Workers' strike against Ford Motor Company suggest nothing so much as the almost leisurely and inexorable build-up to World War 1 described in the best seller of a couple seasons back. "The Guns of August." Like the war-bent nations of Europe half a century ago, both antagonists in this contest came well-prepared. Their ammunition -- reserves of money and the firm resolve not to grant the enemy, an inch of ground. Like the generals who marched their singing troops off to glory in 1914, both union and company officials seemed almost impatient for the battle to be joined "Let them strike," a high executive was auoted as saying after the UAW rejected the industry's proposals for a new contract We're ready for them." "They're asking for it," said a union snokesman, "and I'm afraid they're going to get it." This is 1967? This is how far we have progressed in the art and practice of labor-manage- ·nent relations? This is how uiuch we have learned about .·esponsible economic citizenship? The workers want on'y their "fair share 1 ' of the industry's earnings. The industry wants only. what it considers to be reasonable profits, which are basically dependent upon pro- .iucticn costs. in the end, when the casualties become too oppressive and me ammunition runs low, both sides will grant each other what they want--not everything, but as much as they could .have agreed upon before war was declared, if they had had a will to agree. But what will they have really pained? It is not that the strike will set off another inflationary spiral throughout the economy. That i- already well under way, as recent wage and price boosts i". the rubber and steel industries testifv. And even the effects rf these increases are paltry coimared to the continuing and intense inflationary pressure of the war in Vietnam. But the auto strike will cer- lainlv do nothing to brake this familiar cycle. In the end. all of us will pav for the firing of the strike guns ·· cpntember 1967. Not for the war. but for the oeace. PO//O Still Rampant How quickly we forget. Infantile paralysis, which as recently as 1955 was striking an average of 38,000 children and adults a year, now seems as ancient a scourage as smallpox, diphtheria, scarlet fever. But polio is far from a vanquished and vanished disease in other parts of the world. Nicaragua and Ecuador are experiencing epidemics "equaling or surpassing in intensity some of the worst outbreaks in the U.S.A. before the introduction of polio vaccine," reports tne National Foundation March of Dimes. The foundation recently shipped three iron lungs to Ecuador from its Augusta, Ga., stockpile c I antipolio equipment, which has been maintained for just ihis sort of calamity. The lungs join six others sent to Latin America this summer, along vvith vaccines from the Red Cross and Pan American Health Orjani-.ation. "Through these lifesaving de- vces. the millions of Americans who have given to the March ol Dimes will once again be ·udins the helpless victims of infantile paralysis," savs foundation president Basil O'Connor. Remember iron lungs? Remember tha long lines of people at schools all over fie nation waiting for polio vaccine? Perhaps people all over the world will be able to forget someday. too. BERRY'S WORLD CO 1«7 by NEA, "Now, don't get to liking this new show too much, or ' surt to drop it!" The National Scene With Bruce Biossat DIRKSEN PRODDED TO BLESS PERCY AS FAVORITE SON CHICAGO -- Illinois Sen. Everett Dirksen may personally r»noint his junior colleague, Sen. Charles Percy, as presidential tavorite son for 1968. Such status, thus strongly ulessed. would be a big boost lo his prospects as a fall-back candidate for the Republican moderates should Michigan's Gov. George Romney fadl in the primaries. This is especially ?c since Percy is increasingly disinclined to mix in those primaries himself. Some Illinois Republicans argue that if Percy is ultimately to be des : 3nated their favorite son, a blessing from Dirksen ;s the only good way. They feel Ihis would quiet the freshly stir- ·ing animosities between Perry and Dirksen forces. Party urgings U7on Dirksen tc sprinkle the anointing oil are now being made. A certain urgency has crept into the matter since the recent Hurry over the favorite son issue, which Percy forces, incidentally, blame in part on Illinois supporters of Gov. Ronald Reagan of California. Three weeks ago, Percy and Dirksen met privately for their first important discussion of 1968 matters. Dirksen told Percy he does not want toe favorite son designation himself, even though he mav have a tough opponent (for instance. State Trea- rurer Adlai Stevenson III) in his 1968 re-election bid. Dirksen wants the delegation chairman- 5 hin and a place on the platform committee for the GOP convention at Miami Beach next August. In their unhearalded talk, he did not give Percy any sign he might endorse him as favorite son, but neither did he interpose objection. Percy aides are encouraged to believe that, one way or another, he will ie designated. If it is to happen, the 58-member Illinois delegation will do it in their key meeting soon aftei they are elected in the state primary next June. There is no disposition on Percy's part to press his case upon the delegates by getting into a possibly competitive situation through entry into the pure'y advisory Illinois presidential primary. A Dirksen endorsement clearly svould be the best pressure. Party professionals in Illinois are well aware that, as a man vho miyht emerge in a fall-back situation, Percy would be handicapped if he did not have strong backing from his own state. Not universally approved by Republicans in his home base, a fact anderstood by his people, he needs the unifying move Dirk- fen can make. It is olain that Percy himself 'vants favorite son status partly as a means of keening him in the presidential ball park in case other moderates fail. One Percy man thinks that the first moderate alternative to a 'Beaten Romney would mt be Percy, as many party leaders imagine but. instead, New York's Gov. Nelson Rockefeller. The latter is seen as a man with ;,ome v^cal backing from other moderate governors and with immense name value which bv :hen mioht be sharply reflected in minion noils. Bv this jud?- The Poor Man's Philosopher By HO, B 0y .e J MAILBAG BULLETINS: Vlaiiba* Bulletins: Toupee Sales to U.S. Men Now Top $7.5 Million Yearly By I . A L BOYLE NEW YORK l A P ) -- Things a columnist might never know if he didn't open his mail: Nine out of 10 U.S. men who v\ear t o u p e e s --n o w a $7.5-million industry--say they r'o so because it's important in their business to look younger. The hairpieces cost $300 up, last from three to four years. Plankton, the basic food stuff nt the sea, has more nutritive va'ue than a pound of beefsteak. It keen- whales healthy and would do the same for people if sciefce oould find a way to harvest it economically. There's also enough gold in the sea to make every man on earth a millionaire--if it could only be mined cheaply. It is rstimated that the sea's waters hold in suspension 10 billion tons »t gold- about 100,000 times as much as has ever been taken r rom the earth. Your child's intelligence quotient isn't a fixed thing. It can shrink or grow. Studies have -nown thai the quality of a child's home life can make a difference of 25 points in his iQ--and whether he goes to a good or bad school can make a difference of 10 points. Why do people grow old and die? One theory is that the human body in time simply be- oomes allergic to itself. The tody begins to reject the new cells it creates to replenish the worn cells, and this process gradually weakens and kills it. Quotable notables: "My def- .nition of an educated man is the fellow who knows the right thing to do at the time it has to be dene Ycu can be sincere and still be stupid "--Charles Kettering. Carefree: Few statesmen ;iave ever matched Winston ment, Percy would oe third choice. The junior senator several Limes commended Rockefeller, but thereafter was told by party leaders to ease off to avoid alien- iting party conservatives who dislike the -New York governor intensely. Percy wants to exert leadership and has said he would make ·A personal choice for 1968 GOP nominee before the convention, but it is evident he could not take a unified delegation to Hockefeller's banner. Though some county leaders want the 1968 delegation to hang loose, a favorite son Percy vould find it easier to throw in ·vith Richard Nixon or possibly Romney, both of whom he is prepared to back if either gain a commanding position. They are apparently going to have full chance from Percy. It now seems very unlikely he will let his name stay in the all-candidate primaries in Wisconsin, Nebraska and Oregon should authorities there decree him "a national candidate." To get out, he would have to ee-ttfy in writing that he is not. Unl'ke Reagan, he sees nothing il'ogical in a potential favorite son making that disclaimer. Beyound doubt, Percy is concerned over some moderates' uomp'aints that any move by him into the primaries would divide their vote and advantage the candidacies of Nixon or Reagan. It seems further evident that Percy forces fear primary tests, since most polls suggest he is little known in the country t large i hurc.iill's aplomb. On the eve 01 his important meetings with Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin and President Franklin D. Roosevelt during World War II, bir Winston, instead of fretting about problems calmly climbed into bed, surrounded himself with hot water bottles, and read a novel by Charles Dickens. The Gr.od Old Days: The Rev. Elijah Craig, a Baptist minister i.nd educator from Georgetown, Ky., is being honored as the founder of the bourbon whisky industry in 1789. The good preacher charged the same for H gallon of his bouibon as he did for a bushel of corn meal--25 cents. Opportunity: If your daughter is looking for a career, don't let her overlook her typewriter. Some two million women now hold secretarial positions, and the U.S. Department of Labor t«tim»te.s business will need .iiother two million over the ~ext 10 vears yesterday... Fifty Years Ago Twenty Years Ago Items From The News-Post Files September 11, 1917 AMID CHEERS AND TEARS Company A, First Maryland In- 'antry, United States Army Capt. Elmer F. Munshower, commanding, left Frederick yesterday for camp at Anniston, Ala. City officials said that the crowd lining the route from the armory to the train station was the largest ever assembled in Frederick. THERE WILL BE NO DIFFICULTY in raising the $2,000 comfort fund for Company A, according to Noah E. Cramer, president of the Frederick Board ri Trade. MARGUERITE SNOW, STAR o'. the popular movie, "Sweetheart" was in Frederick yesterday. Sho appeared at the Empire in two performances, one in the afternoon and one at right. Uems K-oro The News-Port Filet September 11, 1947 COST OF GAME MEAT SKY- KOCKETED here Wednesday night as Magistrate Edward J. Smith levied a collateral forfeiture of $30 on a week - early -quirrel hunter caught by game wardens in Frederick County with three furrv rodents shot out of season. WHEAT PRICES, UP CLOSED to 36 cents a bushel in two months, edged near the $2.50 figure Wednesday on the local market but sources refused to comment on a possible ceiling lor soaring prices. A BRADDOCK AVENUE RESIDENT who has been raising chickens in his front room was given a cease or desist order yesterday afternoon by the county board of health. In serving 'he order the county official said that there was m law against nising chickens within city limit?.. b''t be could smell the house · hen he was fiftv vards away. Washington Today By David Lawrence CONTROLLED ECONOMY MAY BE MUST DURING WARTIME WASHINGTON -- President Johnson is up against a crisis iii his political career, but the country is faced also with a climax in its economic life. The only way out may be law imposing wage-and-price controls us well as higher income taxes on individuals and an excess- profits tax on business. Whenever there has been a large war heretofore--including the Korean war--such laws have been passed. Mr. Johnson has been trying to get along without them, hut now is feeling the full effects of an attempt to give the nation "guns and butter 100." Whatever "peace feelers" may emerge, it is not likely that i he guerrilla-type war in Vietnam will be stopped as easily i f a conflict between governments, with large bodies of land troops in action. Since the out- !'iok is for a prolonged war, the President is confronted with huge expenditures. Because he has also endeavored to spend un domestic reforms sums un- ··aralleled in history, a big deficit has resulted from the expenses of the war abroad as well ;· on "rejects at home. The fear now is that, if nothing but the proposed tax-surcharge is tried, the inflation will pet out of hand just the same. ;-nd interest rates may rise to i rr:recedented proportions. On rhe surface, the economy looks like it is in a boom. But it may be the boom before the crash. History shows that, in the 1920's the word "prosperity" vas widely used, but when in !*29 the econonvr facts began to reveal the signs of severe strain, an inevitable readjustment started. The question at present is not merely how to preserve a sound economic posi- fion, but how to prevent a collapse or slow-down of the business apparatus altogether due to excessive restriction. There is no hint yet from the administration that it is thinking Lbout wage-and-price controls. But, in the background, almost everybody who has followed the economic trend knows that it is the absence of such restraints which has permitted 'he present inflation to grow v hile the deficit is approaching approximately 29 billion dollars 'or the current fiscal year. Certain risks have to be taken in war, but matters are reaching the hour when logically there has to be more intensive action on the military side in order to move into a decisive stage. Meanwhile, it looks like a period of two or three vears of economic readjustment is ahead inside the United Ftates, no matter what happens ii the war. This means that the President not only will insist now upon che 10-per-cent surcharge, but tie will have to decide soon to do something about wage-and- price controls. The strike against Ford Motor Company has Dramatically emphasized that powerful forces are at work which can seriously disturb the economy. The automobile in- r'ustry is not the only one which can be subjected to higher-wage demands and threats of strikes. This leads of course, to higher- prices and intensifies the inflation. During wartime heretofore the government has imposed limit- itions on wages and has required corporations to maintain their price levels, while at the same time it has collected more revenue through an excess-pro- lits tax. What all this might do to the domestic-reform program is a difficult question to analyze at rhis time. Certainly there has been an overextension on the sociological front. Lots of money has been poured into the states and cities which, under normal circumstances, could be utilized effectively. But with a war going on and a grave economic crisis at hand, it is not likely that the government will wish (·· increase such expenditures by any substantial amount. Members of Congress have oeen opposed to a tax increase, ··nd this in not surprising. But ."s more strikes occur and the fconomv starts feeling the effects of higher and higher prices there will be a demand for re- *traint by action of the government itself. The question is: When is the propitious moment for such action? Manv observers believe fie t'me has come when the president, reluctant ?= he may be to do so, will have to m*e the decision in rf a controlled economy wartime. NEWSPAPER I

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