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Editorial-Opinion Pag* The PufeHe Intern* I« Th« Firrt Concern Of TWt Nnwpaper 4 · MONDAY, MAY 17, 1*74 These Men Are Armed And Dangerous Participate In The Process : . We would like, this election eve, to urge .-' everyone to figure out where he should go :' to vote tomorrow -- AND GO DO IT! ··'· We would like, too, to commend those ·· .worthy citizens of the county who will be *- giving graciously and dutifully of their time . to serve as poll' workers -- tie judges and i · clerks. · According to Ann Henry, the chairperson '·' of the Election Commission, there will be approximately 300 judges and clerks at work tomorrow, handling the vital business of conducting a free and honest county election. : Well organized and conducted elections don't happen by accident. It takes long hard hours on the part of party workers, and the '. election commissioners, to obtain commit- menls from 300 and more responsible citi- · zens of the county. And THEN it takes a long, tiring, sometimes difficult day, mul- . tiplied by 300, on the part of the poll work-' 'ers, on the occasion or the voting. : The truth of the matter is that both · Democrats and Republicans have had some difficulty this spring rounding up enough party workers to handle the urban precincts of the county. It has been -- and almost always is -- relatively easy to find party faithful to handle polling places out in the county. Springdale and Fayetteville, with bigger and bigger boxes, and burgeoning precincts, are less sensitive to this critical party function, it seems. But primary voting is fundamental to our election process, and party organization is the mechanism for holding primary elections. So, even the independent voter, who chooses to cast a vote on such a proposition as the race for U.S. Senate, owes a debt of thanks to the party members who are providing the necessary supervision and direction for processing of the individual ballots. "Independent thinking," as one TIMES reader recently pointed out, is an excellent practice. But when it comes time to hold a primary election, it takes a substantial number of citizens dedicated, also, to the processes of party government - and we salute those Republican and Democrat poll workers who have stepped forward to do their part. By JACK ANDERSON WASHINGTON -- The world's two most dangerous and irresponsible leaders. In the opinion of worried intelligence experts, are North Korea's Kim II Sung and Libya's Muammar el-Qaddafi, The isolated Kim, according to intelligence reports, is itching to resume the Korean War. which ended 22 years ago about where it started along the 38th parallel. He is depicted in intelligence reports as a leader, out of touch with the world, who would plunge Korea into another war, against the advice of his Soviet and Chinese mentors. He is quite capable of plotting a wild, daredevil incident, such as a paratrooper attack on Seoul. Apparently. Kim began unification talks with South Korea in the mistaken belief that North Korea was economically superior and would be able to dominate a peaceful, unified country. He believed his own propaganda, apparently, that the South was suffering under oppression and its people were starving. Instead. North Korean delegates found the economy booming and the people far more prosperous than In the North. Kim was reported to he furious at his representatives for bringing back cameras, transistors and other consumer items as souvenirs. He abruptly dropped the The Washington Merry-.Go-Round An Endorsement For Sen. Falbright Half a million or so Arkansas voters will cast their votes in the Democratic primary election tomorrow, and the Northwest Arkansas TIMES would like to recommend to each of them the U.S. Senator from Fayelte- ville, Bill Fulbright. We endorse his re-election campaign for a variety of reasons, many of which we have outlined previously on these pages during the campaign. Part of the reason for endorsement is : because we know Bill Fulbright better -'"he hails from Fayetteville, his business and lifelong community interests are grounded "here and at the University, where he served as president and law professor as well as student leader and football star. Part of the reason, too, is because of a close relationship dating from the many years Sen. Fulbright served as president and stockholder in this newspaper. More than mere personal reasons, however, color our judgment. We are proud of Sen. Fulbright's record of national and in- ternational achievement, and we are thankful for the influence his experience, stature and seniority make available to his constituents. Most of all, we believe most sincerely, that in every test of an incumbent for continued voter support Sen. Fulbright passes with flying colors. He exemplifies those virtues of public service which are most vital to the American system -- he is scrupulous, wise and effective. He may not vote the way one would wish on every occasion, but he makes his position clear, and his is more consistently faithful to principle than almost any of his peers still in Congress (it is a telling attribute of honesty, candor and wisdom in politics that most of those who practice them are somehow suspected of being unfaithful to the mindless). The issue, as the senator himself puts it, is to decide who can best serve the state of Arkansas and its peonle. The clear choice, in our view, is Sen. Fulbright. From Oar Files; How Time Flies JO YEARS AGO ·· Winners o f t h e Fourth annual · Outstanding Faculty Achieve. ment Awards at the University of Arkansas are Prof. John L. Imhoff, head of the department . of industrial engineering; Dr. Anne Vizzier associate professor of history; and John M. Peterson, professor of economics. A called meeting to consider q u a r a n t i n i n g Washington County for rabies «rill be held · VEARS AGO . Between 18 and 20 carloads _· of grapes will be shipped from : Fayetteville this year, accord- · ing to orders placed by mem- ,' bers of the Fayetteville Grape · Growers Association. Wall Street improvement dis- ,· trict and Meadow Street mv , provement district were ere- 1100 YEARS AGO ,; Gen. Bishop and his lady were at Atlanta, Ga. last week " during the session of the Na- · 'tional Agriculture Congress. ' We see from ttie proceedings that Gen. Bishop was appointed on a commitee to go to Washington and present a memorial praying Congress to appropriate to Agricultural colleges, the net .proceeds of the sale of public Friday at the Public Health Center here. A case of deg bite in Winslow is the 13th such case since Jan. 1, making the county first In the state in the Incidence of rabies. Sen. J. W. Fulbright, D-Ark., said Monday that the Agriculture Department has allocated $670,000 for use in 20 Arkansas counties affected by drouth- including Benton, Crawford, Madison and Washington. ated by the City Council at the regular weekly meeting last evening. The general extension division of the University of Arkansas has at present 4000 slides and 100 reels of film which it has been sending to the high schools of the state the past year. lands. A good sprinkling of farmers should be sent as delegates to the constitutional convention. A constitution framed by such men is good enough for any body. Circuit Court is in session this week at Huntsville. Several of our lawyers are in attendance. They'll Do It Every Time THEjSOy WHO ORDERED A M fW, MAD, MOO IMA6E AVDMfH HMMMM noo-o-o-rr* TOOBKOW/ WEVE60TTO STRESS PRDPUCT WKKIH6 ONTWS- From The Reader A Ploy That Just Almost Worked Oat To the Editor: It almost worked. Bumpers almost pulled the wool over my eyes. I said when Arkla didn't get its rate increase, Dale had done something good for the working man. Then it hit me. · Who was the largest user of natural gas in Arkansas? APL. Now, APL wants a rate increase. Why? Because Arfcla doesn't have and can't look for the cheap gas to sell APL. APL must buy crude oil at six to seven times the price of Arkla gas. Who will pay for it? You and I, the consumers of Arkansas. 11 was plain political maneuvering that didn't allow Arkla to get its rate increase right before the primary election and Bumpers will probably allow APL an increase after the election. Bumpers for the working man -- I must laugh. The working man uses electricity as well as gas, Governor, and if you can't get cheap gas to run APfcL's generators, APL is going to run them on something more expensive. Who will pay for it? The consumer will, which won't include Bumpers if he gets to Washington. Bob Compton, Jr. Little Rock, Arkansas AGE OF NON-FASHION Elsie McGarvey interviewed by Louis Botte. "Fashion is S p i n a c h . . . a n d More," I n - tellectual Digest. May 1974, pp. 40-41. "For the first lime in the history of costumes or fashion, clothes are being designed especially for the young. In the past, mature designers created clothes for adults, and the young wore clothes that resembled those of their parents. But the youth of today wanted fashions t h e y could identify with. They rebelled, found their own fashions · and c r e a t e d an unprecedented reversal." "Adults began to copy them. It was an ironic twist; the young didn't want to look lika their parents... They wanted to c h a n g e everything that represented the older generation -- ideas. marriage, politics, religion, status symbols and even food, drink, smoking and borne living. The young felt that society was obsessed with material pursuits, so they went in th* opposite direction." dialogue with the South and began making warlike moves. Intelligence reports included that the only way Korea can be united under his leadership is by force. His gunboats sank two South Korean fishing boats and abducted a third. He has resumed the standard Commuiist tactics of fomenting class antagonism. consolidating anti-government factions and fomenting united fronts in the South. "WE WILL render positive assistance to the revolutionary struggles of the South Korean people," Kim has proclaimed from Pyongyang. But it isn't the infiltration that worries the intelligence analysts. They are far more concerned that the unpredictable Kim may resort to hot action. Even more mercurial is the Libyan strongman, Muammar El-Qaddafi, who is constantly stirring up trouble in the Middle East without much thought for the consequences. Intelligence reports claim, for instance, that he h a s armed terrorist groups with sophisticated w e a p o n s , including shoulder-fired Soviet missiles. There is apprehension in the intelligence community that extremist groups will get their hands on even more dangerous weapons, now that Libya has Two Slipped Discs concluded » new arms agreement with Moscow. Qaddafi i s also accused-of stirring up plots to overthrow neighboring Arab leaden who have rejected his calls for a "peoples' war" against Israel and the United States. He is clamoring to use the oil embargo terrorist attacks and other wild measures, which his more moderate Arab neighbors warn could backfire. Like Kim II Sung. Muammar el-Qaddafi a also capable of irrational and irresponsible acts. FOOTNOTE: In South Korea. President Park Chung Hee has taken emergency measures, which intelligence e x p e r t s privately concede are justified. In the Middle East, there is talk of "eliminating" the fiery Qaddafi. One secret report tells of a discussion between a CIA agent and oil company official about putting up $50 million for Qaddafi's assassination. High officials have assured us, however, that the $50 million talk was nothing but barroom banter and has never been given serious consideration. The Justice Department has subpoenaed the documents of the editor of a truckers' maga- zinie called "Overdrive" at the very time the editor was investigating Attorney General /~\l A-ll*-'.~~ Back Home, And Uf Affairs Almost Forgotten By CLAYTON FRITCHEY WASHINGTON -- This is a cliff hanger moment for some 285,000 Vietnam veterans who are going to have to drop out of college unless Congress, by May 31, extends the time for using their GI benefits. The prospects are that the Senate and House in conference will adopt the proposal of Sen. Vance Hartke (D-Ind.) to extend the benefits to 10 years after discharge instead of the present eight-year limitation. Besides rescuing those affected by the May 31 deadline, the extension would also give 4 million eligible veterans two more years to pin-sue an education. However it comes out, it is just another chapter in the unhappy story of most Vietnam veterans v*o, like the esteemed GIs of World War II, have not returned to parades, fanfare or other rewards. A lot of them are still looking for jobs, and many others have had to abandon hopes of going to college because their GI benefits do not cover the cost in numerous states. Oddly enough, oCngress has shown more interest in the welfare of these vets than either the public or the Nixon Administration. Sen. Hartke, chairman of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, with strong bipartisan backing, has already managed one increase in benefits and is now fighting hard for another. The White House, maintaining ttie veterans never bad it *o good, now wants to settle for an 8 per cent cost-of-tiving boost in benefits instead of the 23 per cent sought by Hartke. The House figure is 13 per cent. The argument revolvs around three questions: Are present benefits adequate? Do they compare with ttiose of World War n? Are they already getting too costly for the contry to bear? The answer to each is no. T H E STUDENT veteran now must pay for room, board, tuition and books and other expenses out of $1.980 for a full school year. That is $200 below the government's own poverty level figure for a single person. Even if the Hartke bill passes, it would mean an increase of only $50 a month for nine months of the year. Spokesman for the GIs estimate that, in current dollars, World War II benefits added up to about $3,800 compared to the present $1,980. Tuition at Harvard in 1948 was $525 an academic year, as against $3,200 today, .or $1,220 more than the total $1,980 allowance for everything. Even at public colleges, where the average cost is $1.765, the student veteran would have only $215 left to feed and house himself for a school year. As to whether the country can afford the educational program, Hartke says the real question is "whether we can afford not to do it." The World War H GI Bill was one of the most effective pieces of social legislation ever enacted by Congress. H profoundly affected the fortunes of veterans and postwar society and it transformed Bible Verse "Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins. Proverbs 10:12 Here is the basic cause for a common human problem . . . and the only core. Jesus said, "Thou shall love the Lord thy God with all they heart, with all Ihy soul and mind and they nueighbor a sthyself." He further said; "By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples if ye have love one to another." "By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither be went" the nation's higher educational system. BY THE TIME the bill expired, it had given America 4 5 0 . 0 0 0 engineers. 180.000 doctors, dentists and nurses, 360,000 teachers, 150,000 scientists. 167,000 lawyers, 243,000 accountants. 36,000 ministers, 280,000 metal workers ,138,000 electricians, 83,000 police and firemen, 700,000 businessmen and more than 17,000 writers and journalists. Perhaps one reason Congress is comparatively sympath etic to new GI bills is that 21 present members of the Senate and 65 in the House got training under the World War n bill. That program finally cost $14.5 billion but, as Hartke points out, "It was a blue-chip investment." The government, he says, "got back in additional tax dollars at leat $3 and perhaps as many as $6 for each dollar spent on GI traning." The plight of the young Vietnam veteran is aggravated by rising unemployment, with few openings for either full- or part- time-jobs. During the first three months of 1974. the unemployment rate in the 20 to 34 age bracket jumped 50 per cent for whixe veterans and 125 per cent for nonwhites. In the 20 to 34 age bracket, which includes a large proportion of draftees inducted during the waning years of the war, the jobless rate for nonwhites was a forbidding 11.9 per cent, as compared with 8.5 per cent in the last quarter of 1973. Nearly 10 per cent of all younger veterans seeking work are unemployed, compared with a 7.6 per cer cent rate for their non-Vietnam contemporaries. Last year, the secretary of labor was saying that unemployment among veteran* was "no longer a problem." Perhaps that is why the Administration has failed to carry out the mandate of Congress that any veteran seeking work "shall promptly be placed n a satisfactory Job «r JatUata aiiK opportunity . . . . * * (C) 1974, La i William Saxbe. At Justice, a spokesman said no one connected with th* subpoena had the slightest idea Mike Parkhurst was investigating Saxbe. The spokesman also said Justice wasn't seeking Parkhurst's reportorial notes, -only data on his effort! to organize a truckers' strike... Ann Dore. a former Nixon campaign aide and now public relations director for the Environmental Protection Agency, is running a Clean-Up-America campaign. Not long ago, she cleaned up on the taxpayers by holding a two-day meeting with 35 of her aides in Las .Vegas where the whole group was put up at the plush Royal Inn... The House impeachment committee was quietly advised by one of its consultants. Harvard-educated Dr. Leslie Cramer, that special equipment could clarify key sections of the Watergate tapes which are now i n a u d i b l e , unintelligible or inaccurate. Although history demands the best possible versions of the tapes, the staff tested a makeshift demonstration model set up by Cramer but never bothered to run a test on the sophisticated equipment that Cramer had l o c a t e d for them...Mark Russen, Washington's poh'tieal satirist, was invited to do a show in Tulsa. Oklahoma. He simply read Hie most hilarious excerpts from the presidential transcripts. His conservative audience sat stone-faced for the first half-hour...Dutch friends of the American Indians have passed out petitions in Holland, Belgium and Germany, supporting the Wounded Knee defendants. So far, more than 14,000 signatures have been gathered and are being lent to the Indians' lawyers. From The Readers Viewpoint Speaking UD TO CONCERNED CITIZENS OF FAYETTEVILLE. ARKANSAS: I am one of the silent majority, which someone so candidly spoke of about two years ago. However, in the last three months. I have not been silent. I was amazed, appalled, and dismayed to discover the condition that we had allowed our country to get in through our total and absolute lack of concern in regards to our government, at every level. Here, in the state of Arkanas. when our national government is at an absolute bottom, nationally and internationally, when we need every man we have in Congress and the Senate who has any international recognition whatsover. we are considering electing a Junior Senator. Let me go on record at this time. I am a Republican. I have never voted for Mr. Fulbright since I've been in the state of Arkansas. But I look at lists of our prospective candidates, and I see that i man through pure charisma has quite a good chance, of becoming our next Senator. It scares me to death. It is time thai the people realizn that we are n« running a popularity contest. I had some friends who recently visited Holland, a n d they tallcad to a nnmber of people. No one the; talked to knew where the state of Arkansas was. But my friends assured me that everyone they talked to knew Mr. Fulbright. Mr. Fulbright has considerable seniority in the Senate. Mr. Fulbright is an educated man. He has the prestige abroad that we so desperately need now. with the heads of our government in the lowest positions that we have ever experienced in the history of the United States. To even consider a Junior Senator is completely disastrous. This young man would not head a committee of any kind for his first four years. Frankly, it will be two years before he ever gets a key to the restrooms. Four years from now, there is a possibility that I myself would vote for him. I have nothing against the man. and by the same token, I fail to see where he's ever offered anything except bis outstanding personality. Now as to our Congressman. Mr. John Paul Hammerschmidt has been a nun who has made ·very effort to help the group known as the silent majority. We now have another young man -- in fact, we have two young men -- that would like to become oar Congressman. Again, let me emphasize that they will not be be*d of any committee in Congress. They too wQI have to stand in line to get a key to the Congressional washrooms. The citiaens of this country must take the records of the people they are considering voting (air, and examine them in the most mbrate detail, leaving anything to do with personality and charisma com- pMety oat of the picture. We are not rawing a popularity contest. We an trying to rescue our government fromthe cesspool of moral corroptton and dishonor that we have managed to push K into. I implore you a dttaanwjth the rightto vote, to JtfcJM this ixviogi- tiv* with the greatest of care. Afcak L. BUnton (A Cammed Citaea)

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