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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 16, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER HI A millionaire speak s up for revolution By RALPH NOVAK NEW YORK (NEA) -We all know well that our econo- mic system is not an unmixed blessing, that it is exploitive at times of both resources and people, that too few people share in ownership, that along big government it has produced huge impersonal in- stitutions which can be dehu- manizing to the mind and spir- it." That Is not Abbie Hoffman talking, nor Herbert Marcuse nor Ralph Nader nor George McGovern. It is not even Gloria Steinexn. It is John D. Rockefeller 3rd. Right one of THE Rocke- fellers, grandson of the origin- al John D. If you are asking yourself what a nice rich guy like him is doing in a quote like that, the answer is getting greened borrow a phrase from Charles Reich, one of Rocke- feller's favorite authors. NEW BOOK The passage is from Rocke- feller's new book, "The Second American Revolution." And it is an ideological landmark that a Rockefeller (the name is practically synonymous with Big Business) finds himself ac- cepting not only that what he calls "the runaway locomotive of change" is here but that it can turn out to be a positive force. "We have a long, long way to go to lift this country, to realize the concepts that were the base on which this country was founded but which have not been fulfilled for all of our Rockefeller says, sit- ting in his snug 56th-floor of- fice at Rockefeller Centre. "But I think that the example of the early days of the Revolu- tion of 1776 shows that we can meet our problems and the bi- centennial could supply us with the lift factor we need if we look on it as an inspiration and not just a celebration." Compare that with the un- bridled optimism of Rockefel- ler's grandfather, who wrote in his memoirs. "Random Remin- iscences of Men and in 1909: "Our comforts and op- portunities are multiplied a thousand fold. The resources of our great land are now actual- ly opening up and we are scarcely touched; our home markets are vast, and we have just begun to think of the for- eign peoples we can serve the people who are years be- hind us in civilization. The men of this generation are enter- ing into a heritage which makes their fathers' lives look poverty-stricken by compari- son. I am naturally an optim- ist, and when it comes to a statement of what our people will accomplish in the future, I am unable to express myself with sufficient OPTIMISM Today's John D. Rockefeller has inherited that optimism as well as the richesse oblige im- High up up there is a tele- phone maintenance man edging his way across a two-mch-thick cable. Way- yyy down below is busy Avenida Belgrano in downtown Buenos Aires. Good show, pulses that led his grandfather to donate more than mil- lion to various causes. While his younger brothers Nelson, Laurance, Winthrpp and David have largely con- cerned themselves with poli- tics and the family fortune, John, now 67, has been a pro- fessional philanthropist for most of his life. He is best known for his work on popul- tion control and as one of the founders of the Lincoln Centre for the Performing Arts in New York. But he has also been in- volved in civil rights, education, urban housing and so many other issues that at one point he was actively involved in 22 philanthropic campaigns. He has also shown an increas- ing concern with the "second revolution" and in 1968 went so far as to sympathize with the students involved in the col- lege unrest that was then at its peak. SERVICE "Instead of worrying about how to suppress the youth revo- lution, we of the older genera- tion should be worrying about how to sustain he said ip a 1963 speech. "The student acti- vists perform a service in My hope is that the Establish- ment is increasingly realizing that a resolution of this coun- try's problems is important to the long range interests of the Establishment itself." Even though he argues for a new value system, a "human- ization" of capitalism and wid- er use of planning techniques, shaking" us out of our compla-' Kockefeller himself stops short cency. We badly need their advocating radical mea- ability and fervor in these troubled and difficult times." That is the sort of comment usually calculated to get a member of the Establishment disestablished. But Rockefeller says that so far at least he has not been ostracized. "I was a little worried that after the book came out I would be thought of as some- body who had gone a little haywire." he says. "But so far no one has reacted that way. sures. CHANGE "I would like to see change within the over-all existing structures, an overthrow of the system, says. "I don't want to get iway from the pro- fit motive, I just want more emphasis on how profits are allocated in society." It is conceivable, Rockefel- ler concedes, that he is too op- timistic about the ability of American society to change. There is, after all, a granite kind of naivete that in- evitably influences him. But he contends that even all the Americans who aren't named Rockefeller are feeling more and more that they can help bring about a change. APATHY "While there is still a lot of apathy that has to be over- come, people are getting in- he says. "The acti- vism of the civil rights move- ment after the Supreme Court's Brown decision in 1954 showed people they can influence change. Now we have the wo- men's liberation movement, the consumers, the environmental- ists. "It is inherent in Americans to want to contribute in society, to do their bit in their family and their community to solve the nroblems we face.'' Wednesday, May 16, 1973 THE LETHBRIDCE HEKAlD 43 Mellon, named mines deputy EDMONTON (CP) -The head of the geology division the Alberta Research Council, Dr. G. B. (Barry) Mellon, today was named the Provincial Dep- uty Minister of mines and min- erals. Dr. Mellon succeeds Mr. H. Somerville who, has held the deputy minister's post since 1952. Mr. Somerville will stay on as chairman of the Suffield evaluation committee. U.S. needs lifting Reserve officer ranks thinned WASHINGTON (AP) The United States Army said Mon- day it will drop reserve of- ficers no longer needed after the American withdrawal from Vistnam. The army said less than 10 per cent of reserve offi- cers below the rank of lieuten- ant-colonel will be asked to leave by Oct. 1. About re- serve officers now are on active duty. Quality and safety in eight new tires from Simpsons-S 4 ply nylon or polyester tires Your choice... tough de- pendable nylon or smooth riding polyester. 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