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Wednesday, October 23, 1974
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f Editorial-Opinion Pag* The Public Merest I* Tfte First Concern Of This Newspaper 4 * WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1974 Kissinger Tilts Toward White Africa I I ooo P/GS, Sooieee, Etc. The Arkansas Razorback football team, nursing an abundant assortment of bruises and.spi-ains, and only 3-3 on the season, can look around this week and pretty well inventory its true friends. In the aftermath of last weekend's nationally televised defeat at the hands of the University of Texas, "fair weather" followers are making new plans for New Year's Day, and criticizing the strategy of the Porker coaching staff. Let not Fayetteville fandom lose allegiance, though. There is more to Razorback football than beating Texas (although, to be sure, that is more fun than a lot of things). 'Through its long history of intercollegiate athletics the University of Arkansas has had to count among its achievements mostly grit, spunk and liberal dashes of native cunning. Victory comes only at considerable sacrifice, and none too'regularly. Thus it is, that wins are more to be treasured than anticipated. The Cardinal-and-White has considerable style and excellence this year, as Southern California can testify, and there remains almost half the season to be played. Among remaining games is Homecoming. The appropriate thing for Fayetteville to do under the circumstances, it seems to us, is to make those Razorbacks know that their home town is even more firmly in their support than usual. In addition, with Homecoming just a bit more than two weeks away, now's the time to make sure we have the city mowed, and raked, and spruced up, so that we can put our best face forward to this annual influx of visitors. This IS the Hogs' home town, and we have an obligation to the-Razorbacks to do our best, too. Go Fayetteville! Go HOGS! Circles From The Splash Grow Ever Wider President Ford says he is responsible for the decision to pardon ex-president Richard M. Nixon (for crimes and transgressions he may or may not have been guilty of in advance of indictment), in order to dispense with the matter as an issue of pressing national importance. The new skipper wants a clean deck under him in order to mount a battle against inflation. Most Americans, we imagine, give Mr. Ford good marks for his integrity in making the- decision on the Nixon pardon. Few Americans, though, give the President credit for having done the right thing. -The evidence continues to mount that the great promise of the transition from the Nixon presidency Art Buchwald to the Ford presidency has been dissipated by the pardon. The election Nov. 5 will tell that story probably better than anything. But an indication of things to come may be gleaned, too, from reports that the curious judicial treatment accorded Spiro Agnew and Richard Nixon is causing a pandora's box of problems for prosecutors across the country. Not only are persons accused of misdeeds using the Agnew-Nixon precedent in their defenses, but the evidence seems to be that juries are newly cognizant of the separate levels of justices that in reality are too often dispensed. A Letter To The President By. ART BUCHWALD ' Dear Mr. President: I'm having a helluva time. T watched you, on television the other night while waiting to see the World Series, and your message really got to me. Ever since I heard you tell us that the best way to fight inflation was not to spend money and not to waste anything, I've been trying to follow your advice with very questionable results. For example, - the next morning I went down to the supermarket and bought some soup bones. I made the mistake of telling the butcher I wasn't going to buy any steak until the price came down. That evening I received a visit from two members of the cattleman's association who said they had heard about what I said in the supermarket, and they wanted me to know that they were having the worst year in their history and if I didn't give a damn about the food industry in this country, they wouldn't give a damn about me. I explained to them that you had said the only way to fight inflation was to live within, my budget -- and you know what they did? They shot two steers in the head on my front lawn. It cost me $89.50 to have the carcasses carted away. THE NEXT DAY I had a call frcm ar automobile'dealer who told me the new models had From Oar Files; How Time Fliesl JO YEARS AGO Judge Maupin Cummings has called another Grand Jury for the October Court term. Democratic candidates will tour Washington County Saturday. A rally is set for early nlorning in Lincoln and stops so VEARS AGO Vandals, bent apparently upon mischief, stole an attractive artificial shrub from the porch of the "Gold Fish Bowl", the residence of Henry D. Tovcy. An official announcement of the expansion of capital of the 100 YEARS AGO An emigrant wagon passed through town Ihis week northward bound. Upon one side of which was printed "1873-For Texas or bust" and upon the are planned at Prairie Grove, West Fork, Fayetteville and Springdale. The Fayetteville City Council will study a new Hwy. 16 truck route Monday night. ' Arkansas National Bank stock from $100,000 to $150,000 was made here today by -bank officials. A new drive-in filling station will be opened on South School Street by J. B. Clark and Roy Armstrong. other side "1874-Busted, by Hell!" S.K. Hallam has opened a preparatory school in the Christian Church for boys and girls. They'll Do It Every Time 1H£ FIRST THINS TH PLUMBERS 00 SHUT Off TH£ WATEf?- BLOWTORCH (50IM6 WITH NARY A PIR XTIMSUISHR IH just arrived at the showroom and advised me to come down right away. I told him that, because of your plea in Kansas City, I decided to forego the luxury of a 1975 car until the economy was straightened out. An hour later three officers of the United Auto Workers Union broke into my office and asked me what I thought I was .doing. I told them the car I owned was perfectly satisfactory, and I really didn't need a new car. Well, you should have heard what they said, Mr, President. They accused me of creating unemployment in the most important industry in America and shouted that if everyone thought the way I did we would have t h e greatest depression in the history of the country. I tried to calm them down by pointing out that everyone in this country had to bite the bullet -- but they were so infuriated, they threw a chair through my window, which cost, me $56 to replace. Well, I got home that night and had a visit from Richard Kallenborn who works in a c h i l d r e n ' s clothing store. Richard had just been laid off from the store because no one was buying clothing. Ever since your message, they haven't sold two pairs of jeans. The store told Richard if people started buying again, he would he rehired. The reason he came to see me is that he was strapped for cash and asked if I could loan him $400. 1 had no choice but to loan him the money since we hadn't bought children's clothing ourselves, arid I felt responsible for Richard's unemployment. JUST AS Richard left I received a call from Mr. Rum- stead who owns the local theater. He wanted to know if I was coming down to see "The Great Gatsby" that night. I said no, we weren't, because we were fighting inflation. "That does it." he said. "I'm closing the theater for good." Because the kids have no movie theater to go lo any more, they're now hanging around/ the house with their friends, and it has cost me $45 for beer and pretzels alone. Of course, we're not going lo go near a slore for Chrislmas, as that is really throwing money down the drain. Somehow the newspaper I work for found out about it, and I got a call from the advertising department. The man said if we're not going to buy anything for Christmas, they're not going to get advertising and they won't he able to pay me for the column. I'll be very f r a n k with you, Mr. President, this could put me in a class with my friend Kaltenborn, But this is neither here nor there. What I'm really writing to you about is, could I please have my WIN f l a g lo fly over my house, because I want everybody to know how easy it is to fight inflation? -- -- Economically yours, A. B. (C) 1974 Los Angeles Times By JACK ANDERSON WASHINGTON -- The Stale ' D e p t . - h a s solemnly denied our story that Henry Kissinger's first tilt was. toward the white supremacist nations of Southern Africa. Although we had requested comment four days earlier, the Slate Dept. waited to respond until our story appeared. It "takes a little straining," said a spokesman, "to say we have tilted toward the white regimes of Africa." This is precisely the comment our African policy documents called for. Kissinger personally selected as U.S. policy the second option in the secret National Security Memorandum 39. The United States "would maintain public opposition to racial repression but relax political isolation and economic restrictions on the white states." Kissinger changed American policy from "basic opposition" to "public opposition" toward racial repression in the white- ruled African countries. He changed the existing policy of "correct relations" to a "quiet" p o l i c y of more relaxed relations. Previously, the United States had enforced a strict arms embargo against the white supremacists and kept official contacts to a minimum. But after Kissinger changed the policy, the United States approved the sale of aircraft to South Africa; sold Portugal The Washington Merry-Go-Round some Boeing 707s that were used to ferry troops to her white colonies; allowed Union Carbide to import chrome from Rhodesia; attempted to retain a consulate in Salisbury, Rhodesia; and vetoed more stringent sanctions against Rhodesia in the United Nations. The State Dept., in all fairness, resisted the changes which were forced upon them by Kissinger's opposites in the basement of the White House. Kissinger was so disturbed at the State Depl., in fact, that he didn't trust them to communicate the n e w policy to South Africa. Instead, he took the extraordinary step of sending the message through an influential column in South Africa's Johannasburg Star. "Out of the blue," the Star's Washington correspondent Ken Owen now reveals, "I was summoned to the Executive Office Building beside the White House and asked if I would use my regular 'column of comment on American affairs in the Star to convey a message directly to Pretoria (the South African capital.)." Owen told my associate Joe Spear that he spoke to a Kissinger aide who gave him a full briefing on the new policy. He was asked "to emphasize the necessity for Pretoria to reponci in a manner which would protect President Nixon's f l a n k from Black Africa, from Negro groups and from the professional anti-apartheid lobby." Owen claimed that the Slate Dept.'s professionals regained the ascendancy over African policy after Kissinger became absorbed by Middle East and Watergate. The tilt toward the white regimes, he said, "still remains t e c h n i c a l l y t h e American policy, but it has become a posture instead of a process." F O O T N O T E : W e have checked out Ken Owen's story with our own high-level sources who confirm its accuracy. I N S I D E T H E WHITE HOUSE: President Ford's barber, Milton PitU, has sold him on a more modern look. Fills sketched a proposed new hairline on a piclure of the President in the Washington Post and showed it to Ford. The barber wanted to eliminate the shaved gap around the President's ears which went out of style a decade ago. Ford approved the sketch and is now growing a new hairline closer to the ears...Consumer repre- s e n t a t i v e Carol Foreman startled President Ford at the secret White House session which spawned his new "Whip Inflation Now" program. "Mr. President," she confronted him, "you've asked us to reduce "Nixon had Watergate, Teddy had Chappaquidduck, an' how ol' Wilbur Mills has th' Tidal Basin" from The Readers Viewpoint 4th Quarter The ballgame is not over. Whooooo Senate Pooie. Are nearly one million players on the voters team going to let 35 senators make a mockery out of what little justice there is left in this country? Let's recap the gantics progress. Remember in the first quarter how they made Ibeir own rules. They voted that a two thirds majority would be required to oust Mr. Jones, who had been convicted of a felony. They showed their true colors with a 21 to 12?? vote. Second quarter: After the boos and jeers died down they sneaked back on the field during a called time out. Through their fear and guilty consciences they ran a senate sneak and the quarter ended with anolher lopsided score of 25 to 6. The third quarter belonged lo the referees. They threw their flags high into the air and yelled foul. Although the Senate team showed unsportsman- like conduct, had an ineligible player, and broke other rules when it suited their needs; the referees, as expected, penalized the voters team. They stuck us with an undesirable senator and ruled we must be led by a lawmaker who is a lawbreaker. The fourth quarter belongs to the voters team. The big vote out is November 5. As for Amendment 57 -- A senate who cannot keep their own noses clean and keep the crud swept out of their house should not be burdened with any more responsibility. Any one who has not grasped the meaning of third grade words like truth, honesty, and justice is surely not advanced enough to take on problems with fractions and interest. Anyone who does not know the meaning of "infamous" certainly would not know when the interest was enormous. Especially if they were in a position lo rake the excess gravy Into Iheir own pockets. If the .voters fall for the 57 scheme, loan sharks would flourish. The results would make the Ark. Loan and Thrift saga read like a chapter out ' of Little Red Riding Hood. If we get stuck with Amendment 57. with the caliber of legislature we have, , we had all better bow our heads in prayer for the Lord knows we have had it forever, and ever, Bruce Moore' Smackover God Is Love To the Editor; Why is there so much hate in this old world and not enough love? Why can't we love each other as God intended us top. Some of us can only see the bad in our f e l l o w man. One man from Cave Springs has been writing about the little old man he often talks to, about Rocky, Nick making their deal with the Devil, and the little old man looking at him and said, I think Nixon planted a bomb when he left Ford in charge. How do we know that? Now we have our good Congressmen, Wilbur Mills and Senator Edward's wife . in the news. We wonder what he will have to say about that. Judge not, lest ye be judged of the same judgment. Why can't we live and let live and leave the judging to God, who knows our thoughts even before we speak them? GOD IS LOVE! ! Millie Counta Elk ins Halloween To the Editor; While there i s still t i m e before Halloween arrives 'could there possibly be som» sort of rule, or regulation, set up for children and t h e i r parents to follow on Halloween night? If there are those who wish to participate in " T r i c k or Treating'' at this time then that is fine and it is their business, but. on the other hand there are those who do not wish lo participate in "Trick or Treating" and their wish should also be respected. At one time those who wished to participate in "Trick or Treating" turned on their front door light, or their front porch light. Those who did not wish to participate left their light turned o f f . The last few years it seems that children have not been informed of this. If we could return to this signal, or something similar, we might bring back peace of mind to many who do not want to participate in "Trick or Treating." This may also help children .to see that they should respect the rights of others and at the. same time learn that their rights and . their freedoms are also limited. In this case they would go only where they are invited...that is where the front light has been turned on. Eugene A. Shannon Farmington We Can Win To the Editor; The thought has come lo me thai God has given us the World Peace March as a chance to win back the Garden of Eden that we lost in an early period of time. If we win this he will accept it as pay for our return. This Is my thought. What think you? · My thought is that we can win, and will, J. S. Knox Fayettevlile waste by five per sent, reduce driving by five per cent and increase tuxes by five per cent. Could we ask Hie big oil companies to reduce Ihcir pro- fils by five per cent in order to lower the cost of heating oil this winter so people won't freeze?" Ford bucked the suggeslion to Ihe ad hoc advisory group which rejected it,., The photo spread of Susan Ford in People magazine has touched off a dispute between the White House and photographer Stanley Tretick. The famed photographer asked the White House for permission to do a photo story on the President's daughter. He was turned down, with the explanation that Susan wanted to keep a low profile while her mother was ailing. But the While House later sent the magazine a batch of pictures taken by the President's personal photographer, David Kennerlcy. This cut Tre- tick out of iin estimated $1,200 and stuck .the taxpayers with the photo bill. He fired off nn angry letter to protest to While House press secretary Ron Ncs- sen . . . Sen. Robert G r i f f i n , R-Mich., d r o p p e d by the White House the other day and got into a discussion of the Michigan-Michigan Stale football game with President Ford. The President was completely , familiar with the relative strength of both teams...Diplomats who have called at. the White House Icll us that President Ford handles them wilh case and confidence. He is well briefed, Ihey say, and "shakes all Ihe r i g h t hands" ,.. .At a While House meeting, San Francisco Mayor Joseph Aliolo made the President beam happily by telling him that be had made "people feel he really cared." --United Feature Syndicate Dwindling Down To A Special Few MIAMI (ERR) -- When Ihs passenger liner Queen Elizabeth 2 broke down during a C»""i- bean cruise last spring, Ihe event seemed to symbolize 'lie condition of luxury ocean travel. One by one over (he past · several years, the ,great ocean liners have lieen retired from service because of rising; costs and dwindling patronage. Most of those still plying: the sens are heavily subsidized.-by. the countries-they represent. The latest casualty. is the . · France, widely considered the most luxurious of modern liners,-. which will be, retired Wilh reluctance. Oct. 25. . Only '. 12 years, old, 'Ihe .'France was launched with great f^nfaro by President and Mrs. Charles do Gaulle. II was to be ;a floating symbol of French national prestige and 'ethnological prowess. But now 'he French government has decided it cannot continue to underwrite the shin's of one of the more prestigious Fuel costs have risen drastically, as journalist Tefl Morgan pointed out in an : . arljcle about an around-lbe-world "cruise on the France early this year. "At 30 knots the France burns a ton of fuel a nautical mile." he wrote.- '.'When she left Le Havre on J a n , . 4,. fuel oil was $20 a ton. When she arrived in New York five days later it was 335 a .ton, and laler during the cruise, in Rir de Janeiro, it reached $120 a ton." The total fuel bill for the Ihree- tnonlh' voyage came to approximately $4 million. '' ' ' THE HEYDAY of the passenger liner was Ihe period between the world wars. In those days the only way one could · travel between Europe and America was by ship. Giant liners wers built for the luxury trade -- -enormous floating hotels 1 with lavish appointments and superb cuisine. The arrival of one of the-more prestigious ships was a news event of some consequence,' for (he passenger list was sure to' inclucie at least a handful of movie stars and foreign dignitaries. · Even more newsworthy were disasters involving passenger liners. The greatest peacetime tragedy at s e'a probably was the sinking of the Titanic, which ·crashed into an iceberg on her maiden voyage in 1912. Three years later a · German submarine torpedoed and sank the Lusitania, an outrage t h a t . many historians credit with .hastening American entry inio World War I. The sinking of the Italian liner Andrea Doria in 1956 dominated front-page headlines for days, FOR A FEW YEARS a f t e r World War II, it looked as if the luxury liner era would continue. Air transportation between America and'Eurbpe was available, but,'only on propeller- driven craft that required 12 to M .hours to cross the Atlantic. Then, in October 1958, regular trans-Atlantic jet service began. Air travel time was cut in half. Tourists in d r o v e s switched from ocean liners to airliners. · Curiously enough, the Soviet Union has entered the trans-At- lantic ocean liner, business in a big way. It now has three liners in service -- the Lermontov, the Pushkin and the Gorky. The Russians are able to hold down costs because crewmen are paid in rubles and food and fuel are available at home at constant prices. Even a trans-Atlantic crossing by ship is a memorable experience for those with the lime and money to afford it. In a glowing account of his trip to England on the Queen-Elizabeth 2, a New York executive wrote: "Life is short, even if you make It to the ooardroom before you arc 40, and somehow it seems more complete once you've found out there's more than one way to get where you're going."

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