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t f Ijie Page 18A Salt fakf at the time of its passage and exercised. 's J THESE CONTROLS are now taken out of file exclusive jurisdiction of the governor and. placed in the hands of the three-ma- n Board of Examiners. But we . believe the next Legislature and the new governor should propose an amendment to file Constitution to limit the Board of Examiners power to passing on claims against. the. state. And claims should be interpreted in the restricted sense of a claim for damages or payment for which there has been no budgeted item made by the executive department and no approm Unnecessary Violence t It was probably Inevitable that the spirit of Fort Lauderdale should eventually pollute the free fend casual atmosphere of popular resorts in the Intermountain West. Law enforcement officers and resort proprietors of this region are learning the hard way, as others did years ago at the beach towns of Florida and California, that the most dangerous thing about rowdyism is undue softness 1 the offenders. to-wa- rd " REGARDLESS OF THEIR age and of their families, IndividI The prominence uals who go on destructive rampages must be held accountable for their acts and made to pay for the damage they do.. That four young men were sentenced to Jail terms, two of them for six months, inthe wakeof theIndependence JDay. riots at West Yellowstone, Montana, is cause for satisfaction. These ringleaders, incidentally, were over 20 years old, so any sentimentality about the tender age of the delinquents is out of order. It is a commentary that, because of the lack of enforcement personnel as about 1,000 young people went on a smashing spree, townspeople organized into a Vigilante group, acquired hard hats and ax handles from a nearby Forest Service depot and then restored order. The roving bands totaling about 2,000 which struck several resorts on Bear Lake, Idaho and Utah, the same . weekend apparently were not as vicious. - Their vandalism resulted in property damage estimated at hundreds of dollars, however, in addition to driving away older resort patrons. Law enforcement officers of Rich County, Utah, and Bear Lake County, Idaho, apparently were even less prepared to cope with mass exuberance. Now they are resolving to be prepared fori such trouble next time, by deputizing residents. Regular law enforcement personnel in these rural, usually quiet communities is Inadequate for such emergencies. , Strong measures must be taken to prevent future outbreaks, however, As was learned earlier in Fort Lauder- dale, Florida,' where Easter Riots became an annual event, toughness must be combined with planned group activity to utilize surplus energy of converging youth if mob disorder is to be prevented. i , UNDER THE in civic responsibility. The location was the mouth of Parleys Canyon; the time, 5 to 6 p.m. Men of technical wisdom and training heretofore referred to this road job as an engineering botch, so now at tiie taxpayers expense, I assume the job is being largely done over. . That evening, with the thermometer registering very high, two lines of cars er to bumper, somewith boiling radiators and boiling drivers, stretched for approximately a half mile each. They were held up for almost an hour by construction. Die reason: One lone detour, rough and rocky, was gouged out of the mountainside, and motorists, weekend vacationists, and plain citizens coming from both directions, were held up. The following questions might arise: . (1.) Why was only one detour lane provided? (2.) Why didnt the men in charge of construction anticipate the big weekend rush and avoid such a situation? (3.) Why wasnt traffic diverted Through Emigration Canyon as it was previously done during construction work? (4.) Finally, why in t h e world wasnt the Job done right in the first place? At least a thousand of us who went through Parleys Canyon Thursday evening would like answers to these questions if any are available. Joseph Alsop LBJs Luck Adds to Republican Woes CIRCUMSTANCES the Constitution to clarify the governors authority and responsibility as chief executive seems justified. Meanwhile it is to be hoped the Board of Examiners will permit the reorganized State Finance Department (which the court did not disturb) to continue the sound program of fiscal controls it has initiated pending decision of the next Legislature on the desirability of amending the Constitution and possible subsequent verdict of the people in the 1966 WASHINGTON The wizard of Western European union, Jean Monnett, is not given to underrating the deeper human qualities; yet he has a favorite sayIts ing that more important for a politician to be lucky than anything else at tion. Most extraordinary of all. President Johnson's luck also appears to be holding in the all. Monnets Arthur Brulin Utah will fed the loss of Arthur Bruhn, one of the states most resourceful and dedicated public men, a long time. His death at 48 of leukemia after a courageous struggle should spur efforts to cope with the disease. Dr. Bruhns , finest monument is Dixie State College at St. George which he had headed nearly a decade in preference to teaching opportunities at larger -- clearer and clearer that the Republican nominees heaviest handicap is probably going to be the extreme good luck of President Lyndon , Johnson. When President Johnson took office, for example, all Republicans were still . in Desert magazine and other . tions about the land of Color. publica- f - He was a moving spirit behind Dixie State Park, embracing colorful Snows Canyon near St. George, and restoration of Brigham Ybungs summer home at St George and the Jacob Hamblin home at Santa Clara. Arthur Bruhn was also a devoted family man and a civic leader. The faculty qf Dixie College has decided to plant a memorial grove in his name on the new campus. This is most appropriate. We hope other groups and individuals will act to continue his good workst makers were acutely apprehensive about the transfer to the impulsive Cubans of full operational control over the'1 antiaircraft missiles installed in Cuba by the Soviets. It was feared that with none but Cuban hands on the button, Fidel Castro would use the missiles to shoot down the American U2s which are still making reconnaissance flights over the island. Now, however, Castro himself has all but promised for the record to do nothing of the sort. He has further declared that the whole problem must be in the U.N. or peacefully, elsewhere. ' IN THE SAME interview, Castro has also offered to cease financing and supplying subversive movements throughout Latin America, if the U.S. will only cease supporting the Cuban, refugees. He has pleaded for resumption n of trade. He has even talked in a quite rational way about eventual, indemnities for seized American property. U.S.-Cuba- ' In short, Fidel Castro has suddenly begun to coo like a - Jack Wilson Potomac Fever WASHINGTON Maybe we can make a deal with the girls. Itll be okeh for them to wear, topless swimsuits if theyll let us go without a tie in hot weather. , tragic racial crisis. Even a few days ago, no one would have dared to predict a unanimous vote by the Chamber of Commerce of Jackson, Miss., in favor of peaceful compliance with the civil rights law. Yet last Friday, the chamber voted 16 to for peaceful compliance. Jack-so- n dove. I trouble The grave local caused by the young students freedom march into Mississippi Is also simmering down, at least for the time being. The directing body, the Congress of Federated Organbetter known as izations, Only a few weeks ago, moreover, Johnsons own policy- settled One of the original and most creative members of the Utah State Park and Recreation Commission, be worked hard on behalf of the entire state. f count- ing heavily on the Cuban issue. s PROGRESS AT THE college, still in the process of moving to a new campus, reflects the fighting spirit of its president After assuming administrative work, he continued to teach classes in geology and botany and to crusade for preserving the natural wonders of the country, especially in his beloved southern Utah. Years ago he took his own colored photos and wrote the history, geological and modern, of the inverted mountains of Utah and Arizona and published a booklet to help visitors understand what they saw. The demand for the book was such that a new edition recently was issued; He also was the author of articles say- ing is worth recalling on the eve of the Republican convention, because it is becoming schools. still. - And if this happens,- - the Republicans will have nothing material to say about Viet Nam, unless they want to renew Sen. Barry Goldwateris suggestion of nuclear defolia- A new series of commemorative stamps will honor mothers and homemakers. Its election time all right even the post office sticks up for .motherhood. Congress will pass the pay raise bill but the President does not plan any big signing ceremony for it just a simple t flourish of red ink. - - . ' Crockett la WMhlnctoa Star The Fence Rider i - . . ; .f Russia claims It is far ahead of the . US. in missile strength. Nuts! Theyre even four years behind us in discovering the missile gap., . ... COFO, has agreed to keep the' students out of the worst coun- ties, where the terrorist underground of white racists cannot be controlled except by federal troops. Gov. Paul Johnson is cooperating with the federal authorities. If President Johnsons luck and one must add, the luck of the United States holds through the summer, it may well be possible to avoid military occupation of Mississippi and other danger areas of the sin-cer- South. CASTRO MAY change his mind, of course. Viet Nam may start going sour again, of course. The agonizing racial crisis may all too easily take another turn for the worse. But in ail three cases, we can now hope, when there was little hope before. Good management has helped a lot, but the sheer good luck of these renewals of hope remains pretty striking. By surfeit of the sweetest things the deepest loathing to the stomach brings. Shakespeare The Bridge Club Meets Girls, this is one of those days when I feel that if I dont speak my mind Ill blow my top! Im fed up with sugary platitudes. Begin the day by counting your blessings and see how sweet life will be is one of them. I couldnt find a blessing today if I looked for it through the Mt Wilson telescope without at least one car? Well, I imagine you would find it hard to understand. But we have two very good reasons for not owning one. The first is that theyre too expensive, and the second is that theyre made so low that with my husbands lameness and my arthritis we find it almost impossible to crawl into them. Whose deal is it? Notes on Cuff Department Mankind is bom to trouble. There is a cry at the beginning of life, and a groan at the end of it medical On those TV shows, complains a reader, Ive seen them cut out a I The worlds a mess and some of the people in It are messier! It seems to me, girls, that years ago a big oil man was sent to jail for being in contempt of Congress. Well, after they voted to raise their own salaries $7,500 a year, Ill bet there arent enough jails in the entire country to put all 'the people who are in contempt of Congress! Today, if I want to save money on our grocery and meat bills by taking advantage of the bargains advertised by the big markets, it costs me more than I save for taxi But for the Republicans, the ' key fact remains that if President Johnsons luck holds, it will be veryhard indeed to arouse the American electorate about. the Cuban issue. Renewed Cuban aggressive. ness was clearly required for fare!; did What you say, my dear? that purpose. . And this re- You understand how anycant o n is t quirement, apparently, one nowadays can get along going to be met after alL In the same fashion, President Johnsons luck appears to be holding iif South Viet Nam. Only a few weeks ago, it seemed highly likely Following the headlines is President Johnson would have difficult, especially for those to make the hard choice, durof us who automatically assume that Otepka Is a typoing this campaign summer, between widening the Vietnamgraphical error for Topeka. ese war or accepting a de-- . From China comes word that feat without precedent in re.they have discovered fossils cent American experience. of flying lizards with BUT NOW the signs inwing spans. And still there are creasingly suggest that Gen. people who talk about the good Nguyen Khanh has managed old days! , to halt the wars long deteKitchen hint: To keep an rioration. With the strong support of Gen. Maxwell Taylor, egg from rolling off the rink,' Gen. Khanh may do better cover it with a derby hat - Consider the poor Indian. Once he owned Manhattan Island, but right now he couldnt even get a reservation there. Bus Service Stinks Senator From Sandpit Ham Park A SoaPer Says that 16-fo- 4 , as well as to the federal government; or when we are told that debts are burdens, we might ask why we - hold such . burdensome AT&T ' tilings aS AT&T bonds. idea The brain tomor or an appendix, but they never cut out a commercial! Age may have its compensations, but at the moment I cant think of one of them. But its disabilities, gad! A wise married man will always consult his- wife and listen to her advice before starting a flirtation with a strange woman. Editor, Tribune: What has happened to our city bus service? The Salt Lake City Lines asked for an increase in fare and got it, and the service is worse than it has ever been. I have to ride the buses all the time to work and home again. In the morning I make pretty good connections. But at night the bus people seem to think everyone goes home at 6 p.m. I catch the 6:15 p.m. bus to go home at night. I just miss the Third Avenue bus connection at 6:30 p.m. and have to wait till 7 :15 p.m. 45 minutes. Sometimes my transfer is turned down by the driver. On Sundays the- service is worse than ever. I waited an hour for the No. 7 (9th East) bus at Third South and Main. When it came we rode up to Second South and Main, east on Second South to State, then it turned east on Third South again. And this after waiting at Second South and Main for all the buses to pile up and start north, south, east, and - west. The man who planned all this certainly needs his head examined. Wake up, you city officials. Ride the buses yourselves and see what a mess It has turned out to be. Service has always been poor. Now it stinks! DISGUSTED RIDER We Owe Ourselves Editor, Tribune: With all due respect to Reg Mannings cartoon ability (Johnsons Giant Economy, July 2), I think the public should he told the truth about our national debt A deficit In any business testifies to Inefficiency. Unlike a household or a private business, the government can run into debt without fear of going bankrupt. The federal governments deficit financing is a means of balancing the whole economy, not an expression about balancing the As government checkbook. with debts and the subsequent wealth creation, there is also a correlation between deficits and income creation. When the question of debt payments arises we might ask whether this applies to KENYON KALVESMAKI Misplaced Power Editor, Tribune; The current strike which has idled thousands of Kennecott employes seems an unfortunate example of misplaced union poweifi-Thsource-o- f the strike decision is a complete mystery to the 1,100 members of the largest e union involved - The morning. Wednesday They Forum Rules Letter are weleeme but to be pnbUthed they meat be submitted exclusively t The Tribune and bear .writers correct name and addresa.Names are withheld if Imperative but preference is riven signed letters words. and those not ever Letters are subject to condensation when space limitations require It. ttt were not informed of negotiation progress by their union officers. The only word they received in the 10 days prior to the deadline was from J. P. OKeefe, the companys general manager in this area. It is appalling that Americans can be kept so completely in the dark concerning issues so vital to their livelihood. This Is the type of weapon that makes it possible for unscrupulous men to wield such fearful power on a national scale. SAD ANDY Kearns, Utah The Last Chance? Editor, Tribune: Regarding the letter written by John Thorson in the June 26 Forum. I am amazed at Mr. Thorson s oversimplifications of the oversimplifications which r. are attributed to Senator In fact, some of Mr. conclusions Thorsons and opinions of Goldwaters policies and beliefs exhibit either an indifference to the actual statements by the senator or conclusions reached without really reading the full text of .his statements, .and instead of accepting analysis by some expert commentator or news analyst. If Mr. Thorson is truly a Republican and votes for President Johnson, after another few years of the present socialism under the guise of the Democratic administration, he .may well have no choice of future elections. JAMES R. KIRCHER, M.D. Burley, Idaho Gold-wate- self-style- d What Deduction? Editor, Tribune: Since my property taxes will be increased to pay for the projected civic auditorium-aren- a to be built on church land, what percentage of my property taxes should be reported as a church contribution on my Income tax return? DON C. ODEGARD Interpolations By Interlandi says that in. An entomologist sects play so vital a part in nature that it would be difficult to picture an existence without them. Well, it certainly would be no picnic. So youre the Senator from exclaimed a womSandpit1! an to whom Id just been introduced. Ive wanted to meet you because Ive heard so much about you. Now Id like to hear your side. Say, Dad, what' does it mean, when the paper says a man at a convention was a delegate-at-large- ? It means his wife didnt with him.. - go - Belated Reward The words of praise . And floral sprays Which a loyal person has won, Are often held Like bezique meld ' Dll he travels Beyond the Sun. Remelda Nielsen Gibson, Tooele, Utah. It figures . . . the oldest town in the USA afflicted with the oldest disease In the world bigotry!" . i o Local 4347. membership of that union were not aware of an impending strike and were totally unprepared for it when they showed up for work - - that the national debt has to be paid proves fallacious. We owe the money to ourselves. If the government, were to pay off ail the debts, taxes would rise accordingly to pay off the people. Servicing the debt takes place through taxes and bond purchases. The debt will continue jo grow, but so will our national wealth. These misconceptions should be stopped. So long as the public has confidence in the federal government, the country wiU benefit One way to keep the confidence of the people is to drop the term debt and use wealth. This one term change can spur our economy higher. Q. B. CORAY 9 amendment of Visiting Cartoonist nlSv t-- On - . The Utah Constitution, in light of the Supreme Courts interpretation, is now somewhat conflicting in respect to executive authority. While it gives the Board of Examiners broad power over budgeting and spending, it directs that the governor shall transact all executive business with the officers of the government ; - and gives him individual item appropriation veto power (thus perhaps permitting him to override a budget decision by the Board of Examiners). It also empowers him to fill vacancies in the office of secretary of state and at: torney general. and economical government. , -- the Editor,- Tribune evening of July 2 citizens of Salt Lake witnessed a new low disrupted Utah governmental affairs in the past It even makes It possible that the governors supposed powers as chief executive could be taken over by the secretary of state 'and attorney general acting in concert .. priation by the Legislature. Present language in the Constitution gives the Board of Examiners 'power to examine all claims against the state .1 In effect this almost gives Utah a this ", rr Why This Outrage? r "committee executive not the most efficient way of administering affairs. It also invites the kind of intra-boar- d and quarrels which have Reorganization of financial controls to fix responsibility in the governor 'chief executive officer of the. state is still needed. It would establish firmer controls in the interest of more efficient 9 A - supervise-budgetar- subse- We do not,, however, think should be the final decision. w By Our Readers , THE COURT HAS chosen to interpret this in its broadest sense, meaning that the board has the power to approve every expenditure except salaries or compensation of officers fixed by law. The court went even further to give the board the y power to generally affairs a power It had not previously - - The Public Form and says no claim . . . shall be passed upon by the Legislature without having .been considered and acted upon by the said Board of Examiners. quently Lamont F. Toronto, a member of the Board of Examiners as secretary of state, brought suit challenging the law. Such action was right and proper. The constitutional issue,, had to be re- . , Should BeLimited - " The Utah Supreme Court has for all practical purposes nullified the reorgan-- r . Ization of financial controls of state eminent voted by the last Legislature. In a unanimous decision the court held i the reorganization took away fiscal con- 3 trol powers delegated by the Constitution to the State Board of Examiners, which consists of the governor, the secretary - of state and the attorney general. THE - QUESTION OF constitutional-- " ; ' ity of the reorganization law was raised Fireworks r ianattiM .Wednesday Morning, July 9, 1964 Examiners-Pow- er solved.- - Left-Ove- I y.