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*' torlW**t .ArVonw. TIMCS, Sun,, Otf. 20, 1974 · ARKANSAS _ ' rici Expected To Be Felt lulbrigkt Undecided On. Course After Leaving Congress ,TninS Washington Bureau WASHINGTON - Bill Ful- brljhf will, soon leave the U.S. Sinate^here he has worked for (iltriost 30 years, but the Arkansas ·.·Derrtbcral and Fay- clt»vilus'. resident does not plan · ^ " - ^ - - -- --··-- · to ;J de up my mlnd.'N Mbright said In an interview when-asked what he plans, to do. when he completes hlirflfth term in the Senate this j"lWfhot*.- going , lo London i i k'*«'.-Y 0U1''. k'l i'ftt '*' h« ca{r^ tuMV he said with ft smile rejection reference President lo Ms Ford's offer to make him ambassador to GreM Britain. "As of now I'm not Interested (In an ambassadorship)," Fulbright insists. Nevertheless, th« chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is a constant subject of speculation in the Washington press. "Oh. they just have to have something to write about," he said when told o f ' the latest report in the Washington Post which had Fiilbright backing off from « firm stand igilnst accepting a foreign assignment. Fulbright Insists he is still considering a host of options, Including teaching or heading a foreign affairs "think tank." He said he has not rejected acceptance of in ambassadorship at some time in the future. Kulbrlght,- Whose Senate career was 'ended by Arkansas Democrats who chose Gov. Dale Bumpers to lie their noijiinee in next month's senatorial election, said he will probably travel between Arkansas and Washington !n coming months just as he has in years past. "We have * house here," he said. "W» have some land and an apartment down there (In Fayettevllle), but-I doubt if the physical life will be much different -- other than I won't be in campaigns. I'll bt going back and forth." "Well, I've enjoyed It very much," hi said when asked how he feels about leaving his powerful Senate post. "It's been stimulating -ind interesting and on occasion, rewarding; and It's awful frustrating. VIt'« not all peaches, and cream, but it's not all disappointment either," he said. · Perhaps Fulbright's greatest disappointment w a s being unable to bring about a quicker end to American participation In the Vietnam War. He · feels the war sapped th« nation's economic and moral strength and is responsible for many of its current problems. The · war also poisoned an otherwise close relationship between Fulbrlghl and Presi- dent Lyndon B. Johnson. Des-i pile their bitter disagreement on Vietnam, Fulbright still decorates his office reception room with candid photographs of himself and Johnson. "To Bill Fulbright, who listens -perhaps -- maybe," wrote Johnson on one photo. Fulbright says he is proud of the economic progress Arkansas has made since he entered Congress In 1342. "I think Arkansas has made great progress and I think same of the things I have worked on with my colleagues have made a real contribution. I think today Arkansas is in better shape economically relative to the country as a whole," he said. Fulbright has often been pictured as an Intellectual whose Rhodes .Scholar worldllness is too highbrow to dwell oti the problems of pouttrymen and farmers in his home slate. Yet Fulbright expresses pride in legislative victories he has worked on to help Arkansas, such as · the repeal of a tax on margarine (his first person*' triumph in Congress) and establishment of a fish f a r m . When Fulbright leaves th« Senate, he will pass the chair- mnnship of the Foreign Re a- lions Committee to Sen. John Spurkman, a 74-year-old conservative Alabama Democrat who lacks Fulbright's eloquence, Although Fulbright will be out of the Senate In 1975, his impact on foreign policy is s t i l l expected lo be fell Ihrougri writings, speeches, teaching or a new government post. Michener Says The Nation Should Remember Its Past 'NEW'.VORK (AP) - James| A; i'Mjchener;- disappointed that th'efi'le'bratlon of th* nation's BiccntStuiial: will be , '.'trivial andjf.figrnehted," has . com- memora.ted .the -event in .his owJvi'vway:? with his new- book, "ftsStgimtM." \ - ;"Tbsre. '·: are certain rites of pissage in human life that : are verji'fImportant', indeed .because they'give meaning to life," said the Pulitzer Prize winner, who at one time was involved in putting into written form the national committee's plan's :·' for marking the 200th birthday 'of the United States. 'Wearing a/: red-:- plaid ,· jacket and looking "rnuch'Jypunger than his 67 yeaTsi he expressed regret in an interview here that for a great national celebration" were scuttled ·--; "thrown in the mud and 'jumped on by politicians." i"T think we ought to be reminded that we are a great nation built by people who have survived tremendous shocks," he declared. "Memory Is awfully, selective and it's awfully lirniled and T meet '.;'many people who don't realize what we went through in the Depression, in Ihe Civil War and both World Wars -- periods that thook the country. "Knowing the past gives you fortitude, character and balance in order to meet contemporary shocks," .adds, tbe, v .au. thor of such previous itfesf sellers as "Tales of "the South Pacific," "Hawaii" and "The Source." EDUCATIONAL, .VIEWS , i.. ^Michener, pronounced Mitch- «ner, believes that history should be taught in schools with emphasis-on. what-he -calls the Inherited character of the coun fry: the reliance on the ballot I fair_system of taxation, free |dueation for everybody, hon esty in business relationships. 5 "?.,'t, think the. world o Iny nation is perfectible. W ire flawed as individuals an its a society," he concedes tBul sensible people come t Ipme kind of grips with whal i'ver perils assail' (nem''at the lament, and I think - they ''do ii better within a tradition. I "If ,thereis ,.any. .one; pay ehologlcjf iciuse jforSWatefgat " '~ that except for Nixon non ef thes,^ raeHjljad ever run .fo jjublic voiflge iBrid.'khey!we're' deficient in a knowledge American traditions and. Amer Can values."y ~. £ ,.p ·j Such traStfons'- ^aiid *r« pointed up in : .Mi£heher latest novel, set in the inrtagim ty town of Centennial, Colo., ' composite of towns in th pest." The. .author spent foil Jcars on the" extensive' researc sind writing of the , book, which -'traces the!- histor · The TIMES It On Top of Th* Naws Savan Days o Week the land "and its settlers from geological beginnings to the esent. · · · · · · . . flood the reader with infor- ation," admits Michener, who eaks with quiet deliberation, t may be that I provide too uch but I'd sure hate to pro- de too little. I have a terrific emory and I can Keep four or ve hundred books pretty well mind so I don't lake a great any notes." ' MATERIAL AT LIBRARY What material he did collect ' "a most heterogenedlis mass .specific data and outline of lapters" -- is at the Univer- ty.. ,of Northern Colorado at re*ley,.;-!where he once .'iaugbt s'tory' "arid whbre a research jrary has been named for 'm. Michener. works" lit "blocks of bout" 100 pages, ' correcting moothing and revising before oing.'on to Ihe next ·block'." He rites 'only in the morning, lyp- ig with two.fingers. Though"' he : has ho particular avorite among his long list of oois he believes the best writ- iri'-. one is" "The ; . Bridges at oko-Ri," and he says "The ource" ..has had. the . greatest mpact'. -"It's, a strong. book. and as affected the lives of a lot of eople." . As for Ihe prize-winning Tales of the South Pacific" -I - s u r e like the music that r ent twith i'," he 'says with a aiigh'! ' ;·'·· ' · · ' ·' Born in New York but raised Doylestown, Pa.; he now ves on a farm not far from iere 'with his ·"absolutely de- ghtful" .wife, Mari. She is the aughter of Japanese immi- rants who came to Colorado in 910,-but he met her in Chiago, where she was a librar- an. NAME SOURCE v The book takes its name'frorri he fact that Colorado, which oined the Union in- 1876, tnown. as the Centennial State. And, what would its .author;.like o; have / seen · done itof- .the; da- ion's Bicentennial? His -answer came after houghtful; pause. "I'would have had a national air. somewhere -- maybe in Indianapolis, StliLouis or Denver, iut not 'on either coast; I would lave built a complete new city of ·- 150[000 '_, ; halfway between Washington' and Richmond to show what we could do. In the intellectual field I would have lad ..a really magnificent encyclopedia of science with world contributors as well as Americans. r "And I would have . granted every state .at least $ 10 million of tax money-for the best local celebration that could be devised, taking the form of something- permanent such as Sparks or assembly halls. · · ' ' . ' · : "And if anyone says that this is more expensive than we could afford, it seems to me that's . like saying to a couple celebrating their 50th weddding anniversary that they can't afford an extra $300 to celebrate. Decibel Limil May Be Lowered WASHINGTON (AP) -- The jabor 'Department says it wants to keep its current 90- decibel limit, on occupational noise, despite recommendations :hat the limit for eight-hour exposure to noise be reduced to 85 decibels. Officials said Friday. they needed to collect more information before.making any change At the same time, however, the department's Occupational Health and Safety Adminis (ration said it was proposing new regulations to initiate test ing of workers exposed to noise evels of 85 decibels or higher. Paint Content WASHINGTON ; (AP) -Chairman -Richard O. Simpson of the U.S. Consumer Produc Safety Commission says hi present-inclination is to reject a congressional call for a virtua ban on lead in paint. The 1973 Lead-Based Pain Poisoning Prevention Act re quires a reduction of lead con tent from the present .5 pe cent to .06 per cent by this Dec 31. unless Simpon decides olh erwise. ' As Long Tenure Nears An End Nation's Future Troubles Senator By KENNETH B. DALECKI TIMES Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- Sen. J. Wiliam Fulbright, the Arkansas Democrat who is about to conclude 32 years in Congress, .eaves office questioning whe- ;her a democracy can adjust to the problems posed by the energy crisis.i " ' · ' · ' ' . Fulbright, who has headed :he Senate Foreign Relations Committee longer that), any man in history, also wonders whether the nation has become wiser as a result of the bitter Vietnam War experience. "The country is in a hell of a shape," the 69-year-old senator said in an interview. Ful bright believes the nation's current economic problems can be traced inpart to its involve ment in the costly war in Viet nam which he vehemently opposed. "That Vietnam war was the beginning of one of the mos serious crisis we've ever hac in this country and one which we're In right now." he said. "The extraordinary wastefulness of our economy is just unexampled anywhere in the world," he said. "A glaring example is the continuation of hese enormously wasteful automobiles with motors big enough to run buses." ·INCREDIBLE' WASTE Fulbrighl said wasle America is encouraged "by the power of advertising. It's just incredible how we have gotten into this wastefulness; because of our affluence." . He cited as examples of waste the landing of a man on the moon, the use of nonreturn- able bottles and the merchandising of pet foods. Fulbright, a former Rhodes Scholar who so far has declined offers by the Ford Administra tion to take an ambassadoria post, said the nation's most important foreign policy issue today is "settlement of the in the Middle East because o its relationship to the price o fuel." · " ; ; : ' · " · · '.' He said the oil price hike has upset the economies of the vhole world" and that a settlement of the Middle East confrontation over Israel mignt ead lo a gradual price reduction. Fulbright said the energy crisis "raises serious questions about the capacity of a democracy to deal with this kind of question -- at least our kind of-democracy. We've overdone democracy. Nobody's got as many elections or as much democratic politics as we have." The senator, who lost his bid for a sixth Senate term in a Democratic primary w o n by Arkansas Gov. Dale Bumpers, became an eloquent spokesman against the Vietnam War after breaking with President Johnson on the issue in the mid- 1960s. He is convinced his c o u r s e was . correct and questions whether U.S. policymakers have learned from the Vietnam experience. Fulbright said the adminis- ration's continued support for establishing a large naval base on the island of Diego Garcia n the Indian Ocean is an example of a U.S. effort lo police the world. 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