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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 18, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta letlibtldgc Herald Third Sectiun Lclhbridge, Alberta, Wednesday, October 18, Pages 33 to 40 Turning point: storms building in Yugoslavia Nciv York Times Service BELGRADE A moral of gathering political storm is building up in Yugoslavia as president Tito, who is ED years old and conscious of diminish- ing time, is striving to rebuild the reform-weakened Commim- isl organization scriber to the John F. Kennedy ideal of Justice For Everyman, running for office for the firsl time, coming just out of Came- lot as it were, with the big heart hanging there on his sleeve, is just as full of false piety, just as brimming with feigned indignities, just as cap- able of gutter-rolling as the rest. Some examples: In answer to a newsman's question about former Presi- dent Johnson's role in the Viet- nam war, Shriver brushed the remark aside by saying that Richard Nixon is now "the world's greatest warmakcr." In West Virginia, talking with black-lung coal miners. Sliriver said thev "have no friind in it peace when he first look of- i ers out the door. and has, ii anything, in-i creased in this offensive-accus- pitch. 'We've got to get Nixon out of his says a Shriver aide. "We've got to get lum so damn mad that he'll call a press conference, start sweating on his upper lip, wave his bands, furrow his brow and then everybody will see him again as he really is." Thus. Attack. Go round the country, like politiccs have been doing since the Whigs wore wigs, and attack. Be handsome, ebullient, urbane yet, doggone it, also jes' plain folks, one of the boys, mud Oldtime Old time politics. Cuss and accuse. The mold will never break, more's the pity. Sarge Sliriver dresses it all up with a Hollywood smile, but Col- gate can't cleanse the rot. A woman in Dayton, Ohio, Mrs, Betty Lowrey, selected by that town as a "typical American says of course she's going to vote foe McGoveni- Shriver. "Because we're just working people." As if that meant misery in America. As kicking, knee slapping, at- "meant sorrow and suf- rack, attack. (ol.jng_ Accordirg to the 1970 "My fellow Sarge census the average family in- come in lire United States is now nearly Mrs. Betty jowrey's pack has a nice Sliriver says to a union con- vention in Miami Beach, and never mind the fact that Sar- gent Shriver never has been a worker, that his family is one of the oldest in the nation, llrat he preppcd in Maryland, schooled at Yale, worked on Vail Street, married into the Joseph Kennedy fortune. Never mind. Just attack. He was cracking early jokes. About how the Catholic vote bee thinking of candidate games m the White House base- s ment" About how when he was increase Ihe cost a kid people had lo say Hail nros. Mary's to atone for sins, but bout how the Caliohc vote wwtc Talki jcome so important 'Mxon is m olhcr stat linking of holding fimgo ___., _ atone for sins. no more "As long as Nixon's in office we don't need any other penance." Then, turning from the light to Ihe dark, in- explicably, with not even a con- text as excuse, he dug up mem- ories about a recent U.S. am- bassador who had teen accused of being drunk abaord an air- liner." "Unlike Nixon's Shriver said, grinning, "you'll never catch me taking the fifth." The line was a cheap shot. The tone was without charity. God loves everyone, remember, even Richard Nixon. The audi- ence groaned and wiggled uncomfortably. Sbriver's grin turned lo reddened humiliation There was a long moment o: something like all-over-agon) the candidate recovcroc: to deliver a thereafter lc-s? stinging, more lo the point, am ail-in-all rather pleasant am humanitarian speech. Dirty Dig My fellow workers. First the digging little joke; "Richard Nixon has one foot in San Clem- ente and the other foot in Key ytfe. It's no wonder be feels of welfare than any other pres- ___ in contemporary history." le has blamed the President it one time or another, for cv- rything from liigh unemploy- ment in Portland, Me., to oil licks along the East Coast. Once, when referring to Nixon's maturation from a devote anti- Communist lo a Peking tra- veler, Shriver said the Presi- lent was "like a reformed hunk." Worst of all, perhaps, ms the candidate's charge, on two occasions ac- cording to his press secretary, that the man presently in Ihe While House is a "mass mur- derer" of men, women and children throughout Southeast Asia. The blasts are pure hyper- bole. Or worse. And according to students of politics, they are probably counter productive. Sam Archibald, of the Fair Campaign Practices Commit- tee in Washington, says the ev- idence indicates Ihe public wanl.s calm deliberation of pol- itical issues, not evangelistic dernogoguery: "We've made I several sliirlies of campaign Political campaigning is. at] rhetoric and we've found con- strain around Mississippi." Yuk. Oh, yuk. yuk. Now. fel- low workers. Down to the ser- ious agitation: "We promise" to put Richard Nixon out of of fice for the good of labor unions. "We promise" to pul the "fat cats" on notice thai. they aren't going to push labor around anymore. prom- ise" (o end (he discrimination lomc, two television sets (one and two (one a camper None of the conventioneers in Miami Beach, whom Sarge Shriver lamented, seemed any the worse for eat- ing in the company cafeterias, and several would do well to iorego the Hershey bars. But. Sigh. Maybe R. Sargent Shriver must do what he must. Maybe he doesn't by nature, like to wield an ax or shout quite so noisily but, gad, his ticket is 35 points beliind in the oninion polls, his cashbox is rat- tling, and its fortunes none too cheery- Maybe it is a good idea lo ca'll Richard Nixon a war monger. To insist on party pa triotism from traditional Dem ocrats. To be the Spto Agnev, of the other side. thc allowance of an uncaring public, the art of verbal ass- assination. The talk on Hie Am- erican stump has been dirty since anti-federalists called Gcorgc Washington "that mis- fortunate nincompoop." V e I i ranuni this lime around, Ihi.s 47th prc.s- jt off. idenlial election, the name call- ing has liecn so shrill that nin- compoop, by comparison, would be a welcome compli- ment for any of the candidates. George MeGovcni has com- pared Richard Nixon to Adolpl clusively that the shrill, ment. hiiter outbursts usually backfire." Larry Wacker. an Iowa farmer agrccsi "f don't like these people criticizing each other. When I see 'em ranting on Ihe TV I just turn 1 don't like TV much anyway." Hitler: "Kxccpt for the extermination of (lie. Jewish Attack And so. Is (hat what's h.ip- pcning across Hie countrv? Arc that has made working people "Second class citizens." Down with them. Up with us. "they (the mangemenl) park in pri- vate spaces with their names on them while you have to find place to park and then walk 1 mile lo Ihe job. They (the management) cat in executive with big expense accounts, while you eat in crowded cafeterias with just enough money left over lo buy a Hershey bar." Attack. Eel- low. That's the tiling to do. Reward And romos the expected re ward. The huge audience ol "second class cheers Clap. Stomps. Whistles, Pincl the rears of the woman dele gates. Fifteen hundred mem bers of Ihe United ftubbei Workers, each paying a da> minimum for a convention room in the most expensive city in the nation, each hav- ing flown into Miami, many first class, from Akron and Naugntuck, from generally de- cent homes, from two cars in Americans turning Sargent the driveway, stand up and People Then again. Oh, then again n Diibucjue the other daj fter be was through sbriekin bout the crooks currently i ffice, Sargent Shriver, forme if.verty wirker. a man who ince welcomed three delinquent girls into his home as foster children, said something so fine one could see Ih2 lumps swell- ng in Ihe audience tliroats. P'He told a story about John Kennedy visiting Bogota in the early How the citizens .here gave him "the most rous- ing welcome ever afforded a foreign visitor." When Ken- nedy asked why, his hosts re- plied, "Because they think you on the side of the Shriver said that's what Amer- ica needs again. "A govern; ment on the side of the people." and added: "Our challenge is not Ihe space race. Our chal- lenge is not to outproduce some other nations. Our challenge is to exnand the human heart." Well put. Very. And if every- body in this country', including politicians, including R. Sargent Sh-iver. would set aside (lie name calling, pet aside the con- frontations, and set aside their own peculiar interests long enough lo fairly deliberate that statement, R. Sargent Sliriver, vice-president or no. might yet jce the challenge met. (Newspaper lintcrprisr. Assn.) living COME TO JQRDANS FOR THE CAREFREE SPIRIT IN CARPET FASHIONS "ENDLESS SUMMER" Nylon Broctdloom Is a Brilliant NEW ADDITION to Jordans Fine Familyof "FASHION LEADER CARPETS" (T.M.) Made EXCLUSIVELY for JORDANS by BURLINGTON WE HAVE CARPETS FOR EVERYONE! Convenient Terms! Use Jordans Convenient Budget Plan No Down Payment located Downtown ot 315 6th St. S. 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