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J THE JOURNAL EDITORIAL PAGE PAGE 22 THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4,1971 THE JOURNAL JACK ANDERSON Foreign Aid Program Militant Chinese Bitterly Oppose Nixon Visit w iD WASHINGTON— Hints of fierce op- Welfaree Undersecretaryy Jonn Venemann has offered \to undergo a Dolvsrar>h shuffled naners in order to eet aroui In an emotional pique last week, resulting partly from irritation over United Nations' action, expelling Nationalist China, the Senate surprisingly voted down a new foreign aid bill, cutting off entirely the $3 billion program that has been an accepted fact of life since World War II. The dramatic senate action shocked the White House as well as the Senate itself. President Nixon had failed to provide the usual leadership to guide the bill through the Congress and had even hinted he favored retaliatory action for the U.N. vote. In the Senate? a negative climax was reached when con- servative and liberal senators joined to defeat the measure. The conservatives opposed it because of the state of our economy and a general frustration with recipients of aid. Liberals are tired of giving support to dictatorships such as the Greek junta and the Southeast Asian war. In retrospect, the Senate's surprising rejection may have been a blessing in disguise. It pointed up dramatically trie emotional point this country had reached. It also put the White House and Congress on the line. What had become a Christmas tree foreign aid package with baubles to please all tastes was suddenly done for. The action left the President and Congress to ponder the question over the weekend. Did they really want to end aid to struggling countries and Pakistan refugees? President Nixon immediately expressed his horror at cutting off all aid. And yesterday the Senate Foreign Relations Committee met to consider action that would halt the Nov. 15 demise of the foreign aid agency. It appears now that a temporary extension of aid will be sought, as President Nixon urged. Meanwhile, a whole new foreign aid program will be put together. This could prove to be a major improvement in the long run. The worst thing we could do would be to cut off all foreign aid and become increasingly isolationist. This is just what the Communist countries would like to see happen- It would split up the free world, which would make weak free-world nations vulnerable to Communist military and economic aggression. Prosperity, Birth Control Comedian Dick Gregory, one-time funnyman turned deadly serious civil rights fighter, recommends big families as the black man's answer to \genocide.\ Gregory and his wife are the parents of eight children and are expecting a ninth. Aside from the fact that he must know that birth control is an extremely slow, extremely inefficient and extremely uncertain way to kill off an entire race - which is what genocide means - what Gregory recommends is the worst possible advice he could give blacks who are struggling to improve themselves. He is not alone in his attitude, unfortunately. A large minority of black males 30 and under see family planning and birth control as a subtle approach to genocide, says Dr. William A. Darity of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. \No matter how the professional family planner may feel,\ he says, \the most pressing need in the black community is not family planning services...(but) programs which will raise the general socio-economic status of the black population. \Concern and support and participatory activity (in family planning) will only come when concrete programs which will raise the level of human dignity are evident.\ If Western history is any guide, Darity is probably quite right. Prosperity has always preceded family planning. Traditionally birth control was practiced only by the upper classes. In modern times, it was not abstract concern about world overpopulation but the desire for material betterment that spread the practice of birth control among the general population. Blacks have that same desire. Give them the same possibilities of realizing it and there will be no more talk about genocide. Published Daily Except Saturday and Sunday by Northern New York Publishing Co. Inc. 308-314 Isabella St., Ogdensburg, N, Y., Telephones 393-1000,1002,1003. Franklin R. Little, President and Editor; Charles W. Kelly, General Manager. The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use for republication of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited to this paper. BERRY'S WORLD c 1971 by NEA, Inc. 'How do you see Nixon's visit, comrade — is the party becoming more liberal or more conservative?\ WASHINGTON— Hints of fierce op- position to President Nixon's for- thcoming Peking visit have leaked out of Communist China. Presidential avant-courier Henry Kissinger encountered no evidence of discord in.Peking. Premier Chou En- lai was a model of inscrutable cor- diality. But behind the scenes, ap- parently, Chinese militants are bitterly opposed to welcoming Nixon to Peking. They reportedly have objected that his visit will discredit China with the world revolutionary movement. Radipals around the world look to Peking for leadership and look upon Washington as the archenemy. The appearance of Nixon in Peking,, argue the Chinese militants, will disillusion these revolutionaries and weaken Chinese influence upon the movement. Many radicals, apparently, regard the Nixon visit as a sellout of North Viet- nam. Hanoi is known to have protested - to Peking. The reasoning of the radicals is that Nixon is using the Chinese trip to win reelection and that Peking is playing into the hands of the arch imperialist. Evidently there is opposition, too, from hard-line military leaders who have been raising the U.S. threat as justification for demanding more and improved weapons. A relaxation of Chinese-American tensions might jeopardize their military preparations. Washington's vigorous campaign to save Nationalist China's seat in the United Nations also antagonized some Red Chinese leaders. But the crafty Chou En-lai undercut the U.S. effort by bringing Kissinger to Peking in the middle of the UN debate. This gave the impression that the U.S. was merely offering lip service to Nationalsit China while dealing behind Chiang Kai-shek's back with Communist China. Chou's adroitness in scheduling the Kissinger trip has raised apprehensions in some Washington quarters that President Nixon may be outmaneuvered in Peking. —WASHINGTON WHIRI^- Medical Junket—Despite an an- nounced crackdown on junkets, an eightman medical team will take off next week on a seven-week, seven- nation tour. Health, Education, and Welfar Undersecretar Jo Venema asked his staff for an evaluation of the trip and got back a three-word memo, \Boondoggle boondoggle, boondoggle.\ Nevertheless the medical advisors are still preparing to visit Britain, Den- mark, Israel, Norway, Poland, Sweden and I Yugoslavia to study how those nations provide health care for the poor. The junket was promoted by John Twiname, the Social and Rehabilitation Service administrator, who told us the trip would cost about $30,000. Insiders say the figure will be closer to $50,000. The money could be better spent, they say, to provide transportation to hospitals and clinics. Kennedy Downgraded—The Interior Department' has quietly stopped distributing the memorable, 28-minute film of the late President Kennedy's \nature tour\ from Pennsylvania to California. Completed two .months before his assassination, \The Trip of the President\ contained sortie of Kennedy's finest ecology speeches. High schools have been using the film not only for conservation classes but also for courses on American Presidents. An Interior spokesman explained to us that the copies no longer were of good quality. Meanwhile, Interior is pushing films that feature accredited Republicans, particularly Interior Secretary Rogers C.B. Morton. This is part of a high-powered new publicity program prepared for the Interior Department by ad executive Harry Treleaven, who is seeking to get Morton more \visually involved\ in the publicity. Kickback Case-The FBI is quietly- investigating our charges that Rep. J. Irving Whalley, R-Pa., collected kick- backs from his congressional em- ployees. One $15,000-a-year aide, Daniel Helsel, gave us an affidavit swearing he had kicked back $1,200 from his government salary to Whalley. Helsel also alleged that other employees had made kickbacks to Whalley's nephew. This, of course, would be a federal felony. Helsel has now filed the charges with the House Ethics Committee and federal regulations requiring bids and public notices on expenditures over $2,500. Our stories thwarted Hickel's refurbishing plans. Subsequently, he has offered \to undergo a polygraph test.\ The FBI's Pittsburgh office has' also stepped into the case. Whalley, in a long, rambling telephone interview with us, denied that he had collected kick- backs, but confirmed, as w e reported, that he had put local pohticans on his congressional payroll. Hickel's Advisor-While Walter Hickel was Interior Secretary, he planned to spend $28,000 of the taxpayers' money to jefurbish his office. He was guided by a veteran bureaucrat, named George F. Guazza, who juggled accounts and ago, he was. Distinguished government's shuffled papers in order to get around was fired for criticizing the President's policies, but Guazza stayed on as In- terior's director .of management operations. Not long recommended for a Service Award, the highest- civilian honor. Dr. James H. Slater, who pushed the award, told us he had disregarded .Guzza's past manipulations in light of what Guazza had done \for his fellow employees.\ The award was turned down without comment, however, by Assistant Secretary Richard S. Bodman. On the Block mmmz '&/&? ''?/ ART BUCHWALD Airlines Set Special Rates For World Leaders WASHINGTON-There are so many heads of state, presidents, vice presidents, premiers, kings, queens, prime ministers and emperors traveling to other countries these days that the airlines have decided to offer special air-fare rates to world leaders. Freres A. Jacqua, chairman- of the special fares division of the Inter- national Airline Assn., told me: \The International Airline Assn. has just completed a study which shows that, as a group, world leaders are traveling more than any other profession. Therefore we have made special discount rates to assure they will go by air.\ \We are trying to get world leaders to take their wives with them on their trips, so we are now advertising a new rate. If you are the head of your country and you are bn an official state visit to another country, you can take your wife for $99 plus tax, providing you don't stay in the country for more than four days.\ \It hardly pays for a leader to leave his wife at home at those rates,\ I said. \If you can get 10 heads of state to travel together on the same plane, our airlines will offer a 25 per cent discount, and the leaders don't have to stay together once they land at the airport,\ he added. \Too bad those fares weren't in effect when the shah of Iran celebrated his country's 2,500th anniversary,\ I commented. \We also have other special fares,\ Mr. Jacqua said. \If you're the vice president of a country and you visit any NATO dictatorship and stay for less than 30 days, you can take your secret service men with you at half fare.\ \That's better than student rates,\ I cried. \Do ydii have any special rates for dictators?\ \Yes we have a new totalitarian rate. Any dictator may fly at a 40 per cent discount providing he travels in uniform.\ \What about heads of state who have been deposed in coups d'etat?\ \Any head of state who has been kicked out by a military coup may travel to any other country for 20 per cent less, providing he does not fly on the weekend.\ \I imagine you also' have a family plan for deposed leaders?\ I inquired. \We do. They can take one wife or two mistresses and up to 10 children for half price, but there is no discount if they go over their luggage allowance.\ \Is there any difference in rates charged leaders of the Communist world and those charged leaders of the Free World? 1 ' I wanted to know. ' \ ~ . \Every airline has its own policy on that. For example, El Al, the Israeli\ Airline, will give a discount to Soviet leaders, but only on a standby basis- they have to wait to board, to see if arty seats are left. \We also have arranged charter fares for the United Nations. We plan to fly Peking delegates to New York for $125 and Taipei delegates back to Taiwan for the same price. The reason we can charge so little is that the planes will be filled both ways.\ \What ^about someone like Henry Kissinger, who is not a head of state but is traveling on business for the President?\ \He has to pay the full fare/' was the' answer. \But if he travels -with a companion she can go for half fare.\ No Escaping U.S. Presence OTTAWA — (NEA) — Recently, the story goes, an American visitor here stopped an obviously hip. Canadian citizen to ask directions to Wellington Street. \Well the citizen said, pointing a finer, 'y°u S° here past the Kentucky fried Chicken store. Turn left at Avis car rental, and another left just before the sign that says 33 flavors of ice cream-, Keep going until you see the theater that's playing \Son of Flubber.\ Grab a right there at the one-hour dry cleaner's, then continue on until you see everybody drinking Coca Cola.\ You can't miss it, the Canadian said politely. He sighed. \And welcome to Ottawa, U.S.A.\ The story is myth. But the point it makes is as real as the Chevrolets which clog this city's streets, as the \I Love Lucy\ programs which crowd the city's television stations, and as the U.S. currency which is legal tender everywhere here. The American presence in Canada is overpowering. Some say overbearing. It comes as no news, of course. Canada has been more or less a Coca- Colony of the United States almost from the beginning of the Confederacy. (1867). But until recent years; it was the fashion to consider this a blessing. Even though the voracious Americans were' gobbling up majority ownership in more than 8,000 Canadian industries, even though the U.S.A. came to all but control some cultural areas such as book publishing, even though (according to one researcher) 90 per cent of the nongovernmental workers eventually fell under control of U.S.-dominated international unions — most Canadians continued to \thank God and Wall Street we share the same continent with the damn Yanks.\ But no more. Today growing numbers of Canadians are looking at the U.S. presence as if their noses itch. Nationalization is sweeping the country. No longer do the leaders of this nation talk comfy about \the 4,000 miles of invisible border\ with America. Now there is a growing roar of opinion that would define the border clearly and indelibly — \with a goddamn stone wall if necessary.\ The reasons are clear. To subscribing Canadians, anyway. \Our land won't be ours much longer is we allow it to be sold to foreign owners,'\ says Mack McClelland, publisher of the touchy, nationalistic Toronto Star. \It is .an established fact that Canada is a puppet, a satellite of the United States.\ And the point is supportable. The United States currently has something close to $50 billion worth of investments in Canada, and this controls more than a quarter of the nation's industry. In specific areas, moreover, U.S. domination, is even more severe. According to the Dominion Bureau of Statistics, the United States owns 90 per cent of all factories large enough to employ 5,000 or more people. And, most distressing to nationalists here, there is no hope the United States will soon ease off; American entrepreneurs are sinking more than $3 million a day into Canadian industry and are buying firms' at the rate of about 170 every year. Last year some 500 young Canadians invaded Blaine, Wash., and burned a U.S. flag. Hate-Yankee demonstrations have taken place in most of Canada's large cities. Americans on the border are often incensed at what they think is the distortion of U.S. affairs aired over the state-owned CBC. U.S. travelers are not amused at the sight of Ontario bumper stickers which say \Free Canada.\ And many people who've emigrated here from the U.S.A. have been discouraged by their reception: \In Quebec especially,\ says Don Whitehead, a student-from Chicago. \I get so tired of being hassled about being an American, that I don't admit it any more. If somebody asks, I say I'm from Halifax or something.\

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