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Tribune (Newspaper) - September 1, 1976, Tipton, Indiana ) ^PAGE 2 Tipton Tribune Wednesday, September 1,1976 ■f- Our opinion Off Target Have ^ BEiEFep m.m&7 North Vietnam’s call for amity and normal relations with the United States at a conference dedicated to tearing us down may startle some. However, it was about the only clear- eyed and pragmatic policy visible at the fifth annual conference of ‘‘nonaligned” nations at Colombo, Sri Lanka, recently. North Vietnam probably has no more love for the United States than do Cuba, North Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria and many of the other 84 nations that attended the conference. But Prime Minister Pham Van Dong also knows that North Vietnam will need a great deal of assistance from the United States to rebuild his war- torn nation. His technique is the carrot, not the stick.  _________ "^American aid to North Vietnam is not likely in the near future, not so long as North Vietnam fails to live up to its treaty obligation about providing the United States with information on Americans missing in action. North Vietnamese are patient, people, however, and will continue to chip away gradually and calcula tedly. Quite the opposite appears to be true amon¿ the hard core members of the Third World. Their vehement attacks on the United States are pointless and their call for a “new economic order” is nothing less than a demend for a massive ^nd immediate transfer of technology and wealth from the Western industrial world to the economically depressed countries. An impression is left that the West has been niggardly and self serving. The truth is that since the first unaligned meeting at Bandung, Indonesia, in 19i^ the poorest nations represented at Colombo received $57 billion in grants and $84 billion in low interest, long- term loans. Almost to a nation each country is far worse off today in relation to the rest of the world than it was 15 years ago. Most simply do not have the political and social order to make good use of the help. A second factor accelerating Üieir economic skid has been the sharp rise in oil prices by some of the nations ^tting around the conference tables at Colombo. Accepting this, however, the United States and the Western industrial nations simply turn their backs on the Third World’s economic plight. It is .in nobody’s interest to have wars, .unrest and uncertain supplies of natural resources. Rescheduling debt repayments would relieve some pressure. And the wealthy Arab nations like Saudi Arabia which are members of the Third World groups must be persuaded to take up some of the $40 billion in annual trade deficits that the economically poor nations are suffering. However, in the long run the only answer is outside investment that produces, jobs and wealth. The multi- billion international resources bahk proposed by the United States in Nairobi in May that would stablize Third World developments without dragging in problems of nationalism would be a good start. Solutions to economic problems do not come quickly nor easily — as even the United States is learning as it f^infully inches out of a recession. But they are possible if the will exists.    ’ Attack or retreat? Officials within the temporarily latent Federal Energy Administration object to criticism that the United States is closing its eyes to the energy crisis. , They point to plans, ultimately to be handed to Congress, for restrictions on building heating and cooling, for limiting parking for private \    cars,    for curtailing sales of gasoline and other fuel, for seeking greater efficiency in indüstrial fuel use, for restricting outdoor advertising signs and residential lights and — in a real pinch — for gas , rationing. ' But the emphasis on con-^ser^ation rather than ^ production suggest that this country remains far removed from its goal of independence from foreign fuel supplies. Congress, in fact, seems to be a step ahead of the FEA in responding to hints from the ,    Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries of another hike in oil prices before the end of the yqar. In a bill that restored life to the FEA,,which officially expired in July, Congress also removed from federal price r    controls oil produced from wells V    yielding less than 10 barrels of crude oil a day — about 15 per cent of domestic production. Congress further included price incentives to encourage full utilization of marginal wells. The lawmakers, however, balanced their production incentives with directives to the FEA to devise more conservation standards to be incorporated in building codes. Consumer advocates are not too happy with the expected increase in gas prices — about half- a- cent a gallon — or the ostimated $1 billion annual cost oMbe bill to the taxpayers. Reluctant as it is, however, to speed up the scheduled full decontrol of fuel oil prices in 1979, Congress has struck a reasonable balance between attack and retreat in its response to lingering energy ills. Tipton Tribune I l«\V. iMadisnnSl. Tipton. Indiana |K<|72 l*h»Mie*»7.v2l l.> Knlorod at the Post Dfficc at Tipton. Indiana, for transportation throuf{h the mails as sectmd class matter uai^ler the Act oft'on>{ress. March :i, 177 k. Published daily except .Sundays and holidays. ^ Mail subscriptions at S;t2 for one year or S.%.t for two \ »*ars. I)eli\ered by newspaper boy. per month; |M'f > ear in advance. \o mail ser\ ice offered uhere carrier delivery maiiilaine<1. A changing world By JOHN PINKERMAN American air travelers don’t think about it much any more but terroristic hijacking still is an occasional fact of life in many other parts of the world. The heroic Israeli rescue of over 100 hostages at Uganda’s Entebbe airport late in June thrilled the world. The unsuccessful hijack attempt of an Israeli El A1 airliner in Istanbul, Tikrkey, in July, with the deaths of four persons, including an American, indicated the increasing difficulty terrorists find in pulling off a^successful kidnaping. But, the thrilling story of the Uganda resQj^has pretty much passed into hlstOTy!'^-^ And, the Istanbul incident, in these times of accepted violence, wasn’t much more than what newspapermen call a “one-day story.” Even more recentlj^, fn Cairo, Egyptisin armed commandos disguised as maintenance workefire stormed a hijacked Egyptian jetliner at Luxor airport, captured three armed hijackers and fn^ the crew and passengers unharmied. So, the world sits back and waits for the next hijacking— in the Philippines, in Latin America, in Europe, in the Middle East, in Africa. And, does little or nothing. The American Jewish Congress is putting pressure on the United States, on the international civil aviation community and on what it calls “the civilized nations of the world” to take drastic action to curb these periodic hijackings. Realistically, however, the * AJC w on’t get very far— except perhap» limited success in keeping the problem before the public. THOBOUeHLV. WatH Trilf)... m\ n Cf^ey News Jim Bishop Responsible Republicans are discussing death — their party’s. It is not a new topic; the party has been losing seats in the House and Senate, and governorships too. *^e grini talk among leaders is that if the G.O.P. is defeated in November, the party will be dead. For political balance, America requires a two- party system. Voters have always been divided in two classes — those who vote for a candidate; those who vote against á candidate. The citizens demand an option. Third parties have seldom been taken seriously. Once in this century, something called the'Bull Moose Party nominated Theodore Roosevelt for president. The Bull Moose split the Republican vote and put the Democratic professor, Woodrow Wilson, in the White House.    >    t When Franklin Rooseveltfwas e^ciep in 1932, it became clear that there wa/a misalignment of parties — liberal Republican voted with the Democrats; conservative Democrats voted for Republican measures. SECRET EMISSARY In 1944, the G.O.P. turned away from NWendell Willkie and nominated Thomas Dewey. Willkie became angry. Secretly, he sent Gifford Pinchot, a former Republican governor of Pennsjdvania, to see FDR in the White House. The proposition was that, at some time “in the future,” the liberals of both parties (Willkie and FDR) should form a political party. The conservatives would be forced to organize. “It was Willkie’s idea,’’ said Roosevelt, speaking to Sam Rosenman, confidant and speech- writer. “Willkie has just been beaten by the conservatives in his own party who lined up in back of Dewey. Now there is no doubt, Sam, that the reactionaries in our own party are out for my scalp too — as you can see by what’s going on in the South. “I agree with him\lOO per cent, and the time is now — right the election. We ought to have two real parties — one liberal, the other conservative...Of course I’m talking lofl^- range politics — something that we canT accomplish this year. From the liberk^ of both parties, Willkie and I together can form a new party in America.” Rosenman, who was devoting his energies to getting his boss nominated for .^fourth term, wondered why the Presraent was confiding in him. FDR askednl© to arrange a secret meeting in New^^ork. The President was declining in strength and acumen. He was given to ecstatic seizures. The meeting was held at the St. Regis Hotel. Rospninan arrived first. There was a soft knock and Willkie was admitted. Both looked through the small suite of rooms, under furniture and behind drapes.    ' When a waiter arrived with lunch, Sam met him alone, although the servings were for two. Willkie emerged from a bedroom when the waiter 'departed. They ate and talked pleasantries. Rosenman said that the President was pleased that Willkie had sent Pinchot to the White House with a new, realistic j^proach to American politics. The Worry Clinic BY GEORGE W. CRANE Nila’s college speech class is debating whether it is easier to housebreak a spinster or an old bachelor, if they finally marry! Discuss this in Marriage Classes at college or at Women’s Clubs. CASE H- 681: Nila J., aged 20, is college speech major. “Dr. Crane,” she began, “olur professor has assigned us a debate topm for next week. “And it covers the sanje type of problem that you have hientioned earlier. “For we are to argue as to whether an old bachelor or an old maid, each 35, will be the greater hazard in marriage. “As a psychologist, how would you vote on this proposition? ” WITH A CAT? Nila also explained that the class was to assume in each case that the other party to the marriage had previously been married. For example, would a widower find it easier to get along with a spinster of 35? Obviously, there can be many exceptions, either way. But both the spinster and the old bachelor will have fairly fixed habits that may irritate the new mate. Some spinsters, as a means of sublimating their maternal craving to mother some helpless creature, thus keep a cat. Or a long- haired, eye- watering dog who may leap on the sofa and want to be Id^ed wheii the spinster is being petted! One of the handsome applicants to our jientific Marriage Foundation thus .chilled on a Chicago girl, only 26, who seemed compatible with him on the 10 points our IBM computer uses to match congenial couples. ¡ “Dr. Crane,” he telephoned me next day, “she was pretty and while we dined at the restaurant, I was captivated by her charm . “So I readily accepted her invitation after the theater to come up to her apartment for a cup of coffee. ‘ ‘That was her mistake! “For she had a big puppy that wasn’t even housebroken. “It kept hopping upon the sofa and licking her face. “Or it would jump down on the rug and do its duty, after which she’d run for a wet rage to clean up after it. “So I immediately wrote her off my list of eligibles. “For though I’m not a finicky old Its motives are proper but it faces a major though mostly unspoken problem that grows in the minds of many people throughout the world, including increasing numbers of Americans. The public, without regard to any validity in its attitude, sees such demands for action as strictly an Israeli or American Jewish propaganda effort. “The Jews are protesting again; they’re getting a bit pushy again” is the tone of the reaction. This is unfortunate but it is a fact despite a residue of admiration that continues to exist for the beleaguered tiny nation of Israel in theminds of most thinking Americans. If the American Jews had persuaded some other nation— particularly a Third Worlder— to demand anti- hijacking actioh, they might have succeeded; almcmt certainly. h would have succeeded in the United Nations as it is constituted today. One demand of the American Jews was that the United States persuade the civilized world to seal off all countries that give sanctuary or support to hijackers. They also asked that U.S. aid be suspended to any such nation. They asked similar embargo action by airlines and pilots. Subsequently, after the Istanbul terrorism, the American Jews asked that the United States “quarantine” Libya. The Istanbul terrorists appeared to have been aided and abetted by Libya’s strong man, Muammar Kaddofi. Pressure has been put on Jimmy Carter and the Republicans to push such actions. However, little will come of the demands. One cannot help but Sam said the notion would have to be “tabled” until after the autumn elections. “After the war,” Willkie said. The Republican began to eat well and speak well. When the war was over, he said, there would have to be a realignment, a showdown, in which “liberals and internationalists” would face “conservatives and isolationists.” “Xou tell the President,” Willkie said, “that I am ready to devote abnost full time to this. The only thing I insist on is that I do not meet the President until after the election.” Together they ran down a list nf prominent politicians, industrialists and labor leaders who might join the new party. AGREEMENT BREACHED Xj The notion failed in 1944 because Roosevelt was indiscredl. The war and the election were still pending when he wrote a “Dear Wendell” letter in which he violated the secret agreement. “I want to talk to you about the future, even the somewhat distant future...We can arrai^ a meeting here in Washingt(^iiV or, if you prefer, at Hyde Park_^=^^^Tiolly off the record or otherwise, just as you think, best.” FDR was tired. After he dictated the letter, he requested that certain m-visers come to his bedroom. They wei^ Senatoi^ Kenneth McKellar, 79; Sepraary Cordell Hull, 73; Secretary Henry Stiif^on?77, and Gifford Pinchot, The President grinned through his pince- nez. “Good morning kindergarten children,” he said. That was not the proper time to redesign the two-party system. The time may be now. c bachelor, since I am only 27, I don’t relish getting a dog’s saliva mixed with my kisses!”’ On the other hand, many a fastidious spinster of 35, finds it difficult to enjoy the odor of a stale pipe or a cigarette tray full of old ashes, plus the man’s sink piled full of unwashed dishes, often with dry egg yolk thereon.    ^ But women are accustomed to making “more concessions than men are, so in general you will find that a spinster can be molded into a congenial wife faster than an old bachelor can be retrained. An old bachelor is obviously a victim of indecisiveness, and that very fact labels him as somewhat sissy, for it is a feminine trait to waver concerning decision- making. Besides, if a man has gone 35 or more years without a wife, it suggests he is not very virile in his erotic nature. Which may be an asset if you wish a docile, platonic mate, but most wives crave a dominate male, at least in the boudoir. Send for my “Tests for Husband and Wives,” enclosing a long stamped, return envelope, plus 25 cents and discuss these Rating Scales in college classes or at your Women’s Clubs I U.N. action on the Uganda air piracy affair as an indication of the difficult job the Jews have in getting tough action. Rather than obtaining strong U.N. pronouncements against the terroristic act, Israel with the help of the United States had to fight off being censured for rescuing the hostages. Air hijackings still are a danger, to international^ travelers. Israelis and Jews do the right thii^ in pushing for tough action. Plainly, however, the reaction is “I don’t want to go to war over Israel.” This is the low state to which affection for Israel has sunk. Jewish demands become counterproductive. It is wrong but it is a fact of life in the United States and in many other “civilized” countries. V digest AMERICAN PARTY INDIANAPOLIS (AP)- The American party has qualified for the Indiana ballot Nov. 2, beating today’s noon deadline for third party candidate filings. Pa^ty chairman Don Lee filed 10,50^signatures with the State Electin Board Tuesday morning. It sets up a four-way race for president and vice president and givj^s voters three choices each for 'senator, governor and lieutenant governor. O. Wayne Davis, election board sectretary, said he examined most of the petitions and found more tíían v enough signatures from certfied voters.    ^    j Davis said he was tolcfoy supporters of former Sen. Eugene McCathy, D-Minn., they would file before today’s deadline. American party candidates were on the ballot in Indiana in 1972 and 1974, drawing about 3 per cent of the vote. TICKLISH DECISION WASHINGTON (AP) — TheHouse of RepresentativesJ^ces a ticklish deision on whether to accept a pay' raise this election year, There is strong sentiment in both parties in favor of amending the legislative apprqpriatibn bill today to deny iui^for the pay raise that o^rwise will come automatically Oct. 1. If it is allowed to go^^to effect, the 1976 raise will increase members’ salary from $44,6(X) to about $46,740. HAYS TO RESIGN WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for Rep. Wayne/L. Hays and the Hquse Ethics j Committee are negotiating a de^ for Hays to resign from Congress in return for a halt to the pan^^probe of payroll-sex charges againsUi^. The bargaining hit a snag late Tuesday on a question of timing. The Ethi« Committee was reported to be'^onsidering a reso^tion that said Hays was resiming effective Sept. 8, that the committee’s payroll-sex inquiry wGDld be suspended immediately wlfen Hay’s letter of resignation was ivered, but that the probe would t completely terminated until he dually resigns. NO INSPECTIONS WASHINGTON (AP) — Four years after hundreds of persons died when two dams collapsed, not a single dam has been inspected for safety under a law rushed through Congress in response to the disasters. The inspection program remains unfunded, basically because okdisagreement over who should brepect or pay for the inspeCti^s of the moré than 49,(X)0 nonfederal dams covered by the law. Congress hasn’t appropriated any money to pay for federal inspections, the White House hasn’t asked for any such money and^ihe states say they can’t afford to pay for the in-spections. NEW PLAN STUDIED INDIANAPOLIS (AP)—Municipal utilities and rural electric cooperatives will be able to increase rates with less delay undér a proposal the Public Service Commission is studying. ^SC Chairman Larry Wallace said in a meeting Tuesday municipal and REMC officials have until Oct. 1 to _^te on the measure allowing them to pass on increased costs of power without a full rate hearing. Wallace said if more than half oppose the plan, it will be dropped. If Hmore than half approve, hearings will be conducted Oct. 13 for supporters and Oct. 27 for opponents. Utilities now must apply for emergency rate hikes which may take months to consider. CANCELS VISIT INDIANAPOLIS (AP)—Sen. Robert Dele of Kansas, the Republican nominee for vicé president, has canceled a weekrad campaign swing in Indiana and will go to Washington for campaign meetings. Just hours before the cancellation, arrangements were announced Tuesday for Dole to arrive in Evansville from Carbondale, 111., Friday night, address a news conference Saturday morning, appear at a reunion of a World War II veterans unit and fly to Indianapolis for another news conference and reception. Meanwhile, plans were announced for Democratic presidential nominee Jimmy Carter to whistle stop from New York to Chicago, through Indiana, in late September. Democratic National Chairman Robert S. Strauss said Carter will make the train trip Sept. 20-21. A Democratic spokesman said “absolutely ncthinig has been finalized” as to stops.

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