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Wednesday, June 26, 1974
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Joint Chiefs Of Staff Chairman By .KENNETH B! o TIMES WasMactertRMTtn WASHINGTON -.vMrriA fho- mas : H.vMoorer,'ylfbSifor four years' bis been UieCnation's top military:-man, retiresTJuly 2 · coWJdeitt that morale md discii ppiine in the armed forces is on "the upswing. The.; «year-old chairman of the Joint Chiefs of -Staff;,.talked- about his impressions of the rniilitary alter over 40 years of service during an exclusive interview in his spacious Pentagon office. M o o ' r e r v t a courtly and sometimes controversial native of Alabama arid a firm beteiver in military .discipline, .^wi; presided 'over the armed'.iserj'ices during a period of turriofl and stress.' ; . ·-' if . ·'··'·'.:'': But with American participation', in the unpopular Vietnam .War over .and a'Vnew- Supreme Court rulini that hw turn d « side i thai leriges to .the- military justice system, Moorer expressed confidence in the quality of the armed forces. the for . ,.NO .._ , , ·'A -.military organization is * ; a. 1 democracy and it never 11 "········ ; declared. · ' -- - -- · - *»*. Novelist, Robert Nathan, Says He's Slowing Down NEW YQRK CAP) "- For more than hall a century Robert Nathan wrote a book almost every year but now at the age of 80 the novelist-poet Ks 1 "slowing down like the economy." "My pace days might be compared to an old engine puffing on a siding," the graying, soft-spoken writer says with a laugh. "I haven't ·written anything tor about a year to speak oT, but I'm hopeful a vacation I'm taking on Cape Cod CIA Wants Law Binding Employes On Secret Info WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Central Intelligence Agency seeking legislation authorizing criminal penalties against government employes who make intelligence secrets public, official .sources say. ' William E. Colby, director of Ihe spy agency, has proposed amendments to the National Security Act of 19-17, which also would clarify the government's ability to enjoin news media from disclosing material thai might compromise Hie sources and methods of intelligence gathering, the sources said- The criminal penalties, how ever, would not apply to tlie newsmen, the sources said "This is not aimed at the media, but at people iwho de clcle on their own to disclose classified information. This would not allow the director to go after recipients of the infer niation," one source said. But the criminal provisions . would apply to employes o ; firms with government con - tracts that-gave them access to c l a s s i f i e d information, th sources said. · . . V 1 However, one source embha sized that before any prose . cution could he brought, (he di : rector of the CfA would haves,t . show to a judge that the classi ;; fication was reasonable. Tim .sources, stressed'that Col · by's proposal wa.s being,consid ;.ered within Ihe Nixon adminis tration. No [inal decisions on it: ..; provisions or even on whelhe . to make the recommendation; '. formally to Congress have, beef 7 made yet, they.said. One source said . t h a t unde existing law it iwas a close ' question whether the' 'govern % mcnt could obtain criminal pen * altics for those "who leak gov t.eminent secrets.-' ill give me the feeling of ·anting to write again." Nathan, who lived in New 'cn'k City and on Cape Cod be ore moving to California some 0 years ago, estimates he's iblished "some 39 novels among them "Portrait of Jenie"). six or seven books of po try ("Dunkirk"), some plays nd a few odd books of oilier Kings" since his first novel Peter Kindred," appeared it 919 when he was 25. "Once I id that buok done," says Valhsm, casual in sports jacket, lacks and loafers, "I w a s a ovelist. Before that I was jus! sor-t of journalist, writing title poems and trying to be a vriler." Earning little from his earls sooks -- "usually I just got m idvnnce which was less t h a n ;1,SOO" -- Nathan managed to jeep on writing because "fortu iilely I had a father who gave me a small allowance. I also 'iirned little m o n e y as an ;i 'crlising solicitor. I had one ac ?ount. He was a friend of m; mother's who owned a largi jainting business and slw orced him to give me his busi less." His financial picture bright encd in IflIM when -the nove 'One More Spring" came out 'The book became a best-sell er," Nathan recalls, "and from hen on I was self supporting." In 19I3 he went to Hollywow n write movie scripts. "I start eel at $2,000 a week.", he recall with a laugh. -"Once 1 eve earned ?4,000 a week -- hu liat was only for one week Those were very lavish day when money semen 1 no objec at a l l . They hired all HIP ivrilers anybody and ever.\ body -- and paid thei enormous salaries. It was great life." During this' period, Natha says he turned out a number o ninvio scripts, "most of whic were never produced. Ttie probably are still gatherin dust in some ..obscure stud: cabinet." A script' he didn write but would like.; to hav done was the o_ne for, his ow novel, . ."Portrait of' 1 ', Jennie. "The idea ·'in.ithose days,' says, "was not to have an Ihor 'write the script for hi own book because i t ; was believed he couldn't 'translate for the, screen." ''·''· ".Although he isn't working _ anything special at v the moment; Nathan says that whe he is writing "I write.' all t h time. I'll walk down.ttie stree with a notebook and write in as I stroll, then, when I g e back, I insert what I've wrilter in my mSriiiscrjpt. --; "The. (King is that while I': writing I can 1 take time off do other' things and not be botl ered. These other things don break my thought or take m nut'of what I am doing." BOWL A GAME ON COLGATE. Afterwehctpdcanyourhousc, we get you anyour n ourofM. Evcrytimc you pay for a game and turn in a Colgate coupon you bowt another same free. e put Dowli rvg Cpuponj on spccioll/ ma rf^od pa ckages of Cold Power, Pclmolivo Liquid, Irish Sptiag, Hondi'WipesondFQb. Take them wirh you when yo j bowl oT your pa rti cipofi 09 center. (Listed befow.) Theft everyiimeyou pay fo( o ga me, turn in o Colgate ou- pan and bow I a noiher game tree. And rhe nicest thing oboul rtves* Cofcjote produas Is they moke deaning k?ss of a drudge^orxJ then give you something fun to do when you'r* finished 1 . Ccod bfloetn 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily at participating CCTWrs; Not valid for league play. Offer expires December 31, 1974. FAYETTEVILLE BENTONVILLE Ourk Benling Lane* toilitarj; te*d«rs must «d.; mentally attuned 'fail ^ fay attuned ia chanjea _____ ·Ii · cuBtoms;«nd'., activities rile at the sane Um« unphas ' , , , so the" reit oC the people the country can have their eedom." Moorer was candid about the pact the Vietnam War had \ Ihe armed services. Because the war's unpopularity at me, soldiers were "encourag- to be ashamed of what they ere doing," he said. "Standards (for acceptance in e service) were not what they ould. have been,, the turnover as much higher than it should ave been and, the result was iu didn't have a team --· you st had a group of dissatisfied cople. "You had in many cases in- ompetent people and trouble akers," Moorer said. "Since the Vietnam War -is ding intp the' background anc e are going into the volunteer irce where those in the armed Tvices want to be in the scr ce, we have across the boar chieved . stability and per lanence," he said. "That in lurn begets combai eadiness, increases morale anc educes the cost of training. ! sited pur troops in Germany bout six weeks ago and there no comparison between the nergy, combat readiness, spiri nd morale that you see lodaj nd what it was three years go," Moorer said. COMBAT VETERAN The highly decorated combai eteran (he was wounded in the acific during World War I hen his patrol plane was sho own by the Japanese) is hart ned by a Supreme Court nil ng upholding the Uniform Cod f Military Justice. The court said in its 5-to-l ccision Liiat the armed ser ices is "a society apart" ii mission and that its law; re not subject to traditiona iviltan tests for constitution lity. Moorer disagress with thosi vho fear the decision coiih ave a chilling effect on re ruitment o f volunteers for the rmed forces. "I would hope it would hav e opposite effect," he said 'A youngster who is motivatei Uut he wants to serve ('''»;'liiliiiry organization will ooo Iwrn -- if be doesn't know r\-i- that;It is 'very rnpprtant to .have the proce- ures that rn.ain.taH*-, discipline. ' ''It's when- dlicipflhe -breaks own and tbe'.unit get* infUtr^t ed with what, 1 call. 'sea''; law 'ers v -- people who are always rying to escape their responsi through some lega Uechni cality--that everyone gets un lappy. "A young man in a combai ready, alive, vigorous organiza ion likes it when standards are maintained," he said. PREFERENCE Moorer said he wouk ather have "80 per cent of my allowed personnel who are dedi -ated, competent and devotee o duty than to fill out the 10 )er cent with 20 per cent Ilia are incompetent troublemak rs." He said modern .technology las shrunk the world "partic ula'rly in terms of time" anc made it necessary for the U 3. to "maintain a ready fore ,o achieve our basic goal, whic! ,s deterent." Moorer said he sought ap pointment to the U. S. Nava Academy in 1928 out of "rani necessity. It wasn't at that ttm any great love of the sea o a desire to duplicate the feat of John Paul Jones." The ac miral's father was a denlist i small town in southeaster Alabama who could not afforc :o send his son to college durin the Great Depression. Moorer plans to retire in th South "where my roots are an where my three favorite hob bies -- golf, fishing and shoo ing -- are easily practiced." He will b esucceeded by Gen George S. Brown who is pre :ently Air Force Chief of Staff. To Meet Pope ROME (AP) -- Secretary t State Henry A, Kissinger pro! ably will meet with Pope Pai VI during a two-day visit I Italy beginning July 5, the ffi eign ministry has announce: The announcement wa.s mad Tuesday, Kissinger was makin thet visit to Italy at the reques of Italian Foreign Minister Aid Moro. Arfconm TIMES, W«d., JUM 2*, 1974 ARKAHtA* New Easy Jacks from Downyflake turn your kitchen into a pancake house! Look for them in your grocers freezer. Save 1(K on new 1CK Easy Jacks from Downyflake Mr. Dealer. To redeem this coupon, mail it to Pet Incorporated. P.O. Box 1215. Clinton, Iowa 52732. You will be paid the face value of this coupon plus 3C handling. Invoices proving purchases of sufficient stock to cover coupons prescn led for redempiion must be shown upon request. Cash redempiion value, 1/20 of one cent. Offer void where prohibited, taxed, or restricted by law. This coupon good only on one carton of Downyflake Easy Jacks. Any other use constitutes fraud. 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