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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - October 27, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                The Cedar Itaplds Gazette: Sun.. Oct. 27, 1J74 The people's forum Politics, politicians, issues To Hie F.dilor: In election after election iiuiny low- income voters have voted for inghor prices. Ton many of them will vole for higher and higher prices on Nov. 5. Voi ing against their own interests is mil so much their fault as it is the fault of net- work reporters who favor inflationists and five the quiet treatment to the anti- inflationists. Kxcepl for scarcities, mosl price increases are caused by the fact I hat congress overspends and by the infla- tion of wages and salaries. Congression- al extravagance and large wage increas- es cause higher prices thai are hard on everyone, but which crucify low-income families. For example, wage and salary in- creases in the automotive industry have siphoned billions of dollars out of I he pockets of Iowa farmers and car owners into the states in which cars, irucks. and their parts are manufactured. Yet. a high official of the auto union came into Iowa and asked [or votes [or his subsidized candidates. H we believe in the .ludeo-Chrislian principles, we act in ways to help, not hurt, the less fortunate. It is both good ethics and good economics to vote against the phonies who loudly profess their love of the poor, but who pay off Iheir political debls by penalizing the poor. To arid insult ni injury the authors of inflation will blame the anti-inflation- ists for higher and higher prices. Ross Young III5'2 Daniels sir-eel NT, Senate choice To the Editor: 1 think it is high time we Imvans lake a look at the record. I am referring to the race of the United Slates senate. Do we want for the next six years a man in the senate who voted for economy only 9 percent of the time? Or do we want a man who was potent in Iowa's efforts to achieve a treasury surplus? The men I am referring to are in- cumbenl t'. S. Rep. John Culver and Slate Sen. David Stanley, respectively. I Feel we lowans must also consider tile fact (bat in Ibe state legislature, Dave is regarded by both parties as one nf the hardest workers in the stale- house. In his 12-year legislative career. Dave has compiled' over a SIfi-pereent voting record, while in ten years. John Culver has missed 1-1 percent of the votes. Thai is the' worst record id' any Iowa congressman. Meanwhile, in this session nf the Iowa legislature, with his campaign and all. Dave has compiled a 11111-percent voting record (TO roll Culver stands at an atrocious 72 percent. Possibly Ihe mosl aslounding aspecl in this campaign has been the issue of "pressure group" money. Dave has re- fused all offers. By his own admission. John Culver has accepted -12 donations from various groups. More shocking is Ihe fact that 3-1 of those donations arc from East Coast donors. Who is Rep. Culver representing, the Second district of Iowa or Ihe East Coast" Finally, Dave is running on an "open government" platform. He proves his sentiments by his actions in Ihe legis- lature. He wrote and successfully floor- managed the Iowa open meetings law, and the Iowa open records law. He was instrumental in opening all legislative committee meetings. But Culver failed even to vole on a resolution that would open some meetings. We in Iowa need a full-time senator, one who will work for lowans. Let's "take the Iowa experience to Washing- ton." Mohammad Sheronick 413 Thirtieth street XW U. N. background To the Kditor: In response to John Shaffer's letter Oct. 2 about the United Nations, I would like to give some of the facts about the U. The I'. N. charter was a product of both major arms of the in- ternational communist conspiracy. The communists have had a keen interest in UNICKF since its inception, which is illustrated by the fact that its very first chairman was l.udwig Rajchinann. a communiM from Soviet-controlled IV land. Several former army chaplains main- tain that UNICEK proceeds were not contributed to youlh in need, but rather that they were taken up by the commiin isis in Ihe (commiinist-conlrolleri) countries. In short, CNICKF has ropcal- edly supported the policy of submit or starve There are members of Ihe I' N Nearly all are aiili-American, and most lire liii-piil Miirvisl diclalorships. taking their orders from Moscow 1IIH mem- bers, each wilh a vole eipial to thai of the United Sillies in 111" (lonoral Assembly. The John Ilirch Sociely is not a so- called "hale-lhe-t1 N' group II Is only Iryini: lo cue palnolic Americans the Irulh aboiil Ihe C N. and other cnm- mnnisl More and mure Opinion Page 2 Views Ideas Insights Judgments Comments Americans are coming oul from under Ihe ether of years of U. N. propagan- da. They are reaching Ihe only possible conclusion dial an American can draw when presented the facts. Thai conclu- sion is Ihat il is time to the United Slates out of the United Nations and Ihe United Nations out of Ihe Uniled Slates." Pal Foltz 7011 Thirty-fifth street. Marion Difference To Ihe Editor: Contrary to popular belief and lo recent articles and editorials I've read, there is a very important difference between the candidates or the Second district seat for U. S. congress. II is true that Sen. Mike Blouin and Sen. Tom Riley have similar voting records in the area of education legislation, but as a teacher I see a very important difference, in the stands taken on teach- er retirement legislation Blouin's record shows consistent sup- port on five key retirement votes to give Iowa teachers a belter, more equitable system. Iowa's system. IPERS, is the worst in our nation, save South Dakota. Riley, on the other hand, has volcd con- sistently against improvement. This to me is a most significant dif- ference and separates the candidates into two camps. Both candidates have expressed concern for people, but only one has demonstrated concern and ac- tion. Helen Bitterman Favette Another View "You two want violence, I'll get you sonio real Children's TV To the Edilor: It is interesting to see that Oct. lil-211 has been designated as Open House Week for Children's Television, with an invitation to parents to sit down and watch with thcjr children what they are viewing. Across the country educators and educational institutions have given Ihis concept (heir endorsement. Among the leaders is Kda LeShan. prominent author and child psycholo- gist. Mrs. LeShan says. "Watching tel- evision together gives parents an op- portunity to find out what their children are thinking and feeling, as well as providing an opportunity for parents In communicate their values to help shape the children's attitudes." Mrs. LeShan further stales. "Televi- sion has added a rich dimension lo Ihe lives of our children. The responsi- bility (or quality children's programs rest with parents as well as with the networks. What we need for continued improvement in the quality of children's television is a genuine partnership of both groups. Open House Week for Children's Television is a giant step to- ward thai partnership." Tying in wilh this week's Ihemc arc Iwo programs planned on a local level. Election letters cutoff To minimize fhp for comments or crifi dims without enough lime hfl for fair rcbuffol, contributions fo the Peo- ple's forum must ceose of o uniform deadline.. Sunday, Nov. 3, will bo file losf appear hero concorning fhe following Tues- day's on condi- dofes, issues or any of fhe spo t7ucsfions on Nov. 5 Jo qualify for consider- fition in Nov. forum, must be fo flic Gozolto's department Of. ,11. and having the sponsorship of Ihe Par- ei'ts-Toachcrs-Sludcnls Assn. (I'TSA) of Cedar Rapids. The two programs are scheduled for Monday, Oct. 28, at at Harding junior high school and Wednes- day, Oct. 30, at at Taft junior high. Each program will discuss the subject, "Children and The film, "Bui First, This produced by ACT (Action for Children's Televi- sion) will be shown, followed by a pan- el discussion opened for audience par- ticipation. These Iwo programs are free and open lo the public for a sharing of views and ideas. Darlene J. Schrimper Fortieth street NE Ethics To the Ediinr. The candidate for congress from Du- buque, Michael Blouin, has been distrib- uting handbills from door lo door which contain false information about his opponent, Tom Riley, and about himself as well. For example, the first para- graph claims Senator Riley bottled up a Blouin bill on "open meetings." The fact of the matter is thai Blouin's bill died in a committee which Senator Riley has never been a member of. Another example is a Blouin claim that he authored or sponsored a number of major bills into law. None of the laws he lists were sponsored or authored by him. A good example is the bingo bill. That hill is Senate File HIK and the sponsor and author was Clifton Lamborn of Mariuoketa. Because of Watergate, the vninix :tr" looking for candidates who can be trust- ed. Disseminating information of this kind raises serious questions of ethics. Truman A. Wilkin Maquokela Scary risk To Ibe Edilor: Once again 1 find it necessary lo voice niy complete disgust still an- olher radiation leak. This time at Ihe Quad Cities area nuclear power generat- ing station where on Oct. IK radioactive iodine was "vented" into the atmos- phere. Right on lop of the news release, of course, were utility spokesmen telling how it posed absolutely no danger re- gardless of the fact Ihat the quantity of the' material leaked was considerably above federal standards. How many of these "nonhazardous" leaks are going to lake place before a large devastating one occurs? And if these Frequent incidents pose no danger, why are they time and lime again hushei. up only to be made known to the public days luler? 1, for one. am sick of listening lo the rhetoric of Ihe A EC tell- ing us how clean and safe nuclear fis- sion energy is supposed lo be. I'm not a slatistics or probabilities expert, but 1 don't have to be lo know that we read about one of these "acci- dents" or station shutdowns several times in the course of a month. When the AEC decides to play the numbers game we see bold headlines in news- papers and magazines that tell us Ihe odds are umpteen trillion lo one against there being a dangerous accident. Isn't Ihnl curious'.' When are we. in large .numbers, going lo take up and realize that nuclear fission is not an energy panacea but ins- lead a very frighlening risk! Frank Parrino UK) Second avenue SK 'Deceived' To the Ediinr I would like lo comment on I'M- CEF's plea For dollars to feed starving children. UNICEF, like all communist programs, does just enough good lo fool the American people. Americans have been deliberalely deceived about the United Nations. The communist permeation of UN- ICEF helps lo explain Ihe many strange ways Ibis "charitable" organization spends "ils" money. As Ihe MeC.raw Fdison Company's committee For public affairs pointed oul in December of Illlil: "The UNICKF appropriated million between and I1ISH to communist countries. The assist- ance does not go to the needy bin is administered through governments." Anil as ai-y student of history can tell you. food and medicine arc used by Ihe communisls as political weapons. Wit- ness Ihe planned use of UNIiRA sup- plies in the late '-Ills in Poland as ile- scribed by Ambassador Arthur Bliss Kane in Ills bonk. "I Saw Poland IV- Iniyod" 1 urge all parents lo not lei their children trick or treat Fur I Nil F.F and not to e lo anv w ho do Carol I.. Johnson 7IHI Thirh-FiFlh sired. Marion "Slacks 97 ways to mix and match bottle green-orange-camel. MULTIPLY YOUR WARDROBE! 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