Box 16, Folder 7, Document 17

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Box 16, Folder 7, Document 17

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June 19, 1967
latinos already trained in Havana and returned to t heir native countries since Castro
came to power.
If Cuban subversion worsens, as many
iplomats say it will, a n ame to remember Ls
~anuel Plnlero, known as "Barba Roja," or
ed Beard." Plnlero (educated at Col
verslty and married to a Connecticut lrl,
Birdsell) ls director ot the DGI an as
eads a Cuban espionage apparatus r
laborate t han either United State
r Latin Americans realize.
dozen Soviet advisers are at tached
'\_I and the Russians clearly are
'lnlero's operation, directly and
tually no slum problem. The family income from 1960 was t h e high est of any
large municip al•i ty in the S tate and the
per capita cost for municipal ser vices is
the lowest in the S tate.
I am h appy to wish Clifton and its
m ayor, J oseph Vanecek , and its city
m a n ager, William Holster, another 50
years of continued progr ess in this, its
golden jubilee year.
h ave moved elsewhere to new violence,
in m any cases.
Thoughtful and responsible citizens
must still seek to resolve the problems
a nd contentions through lawful process
and hard wor k.
Within the family of nations it h a s
long been clear that the appeasement of
aggressor s is a self-defeating road which
leads to grea ter deterioration of law a nd
international order. Within our communities responsible cit'i zens must m ake
clear to the lawless that threats and disRiots Must Be Stopped
order will not be rewarded by concesuubllcly listed Bollvla, Colomsions. Appeasement gives sanction to
and Venezuela as targets for
unlawful action, leads / to gr eater deE X T ENSION OF REMARKS
m a nds, and strengthens t he hand of lawOF
1 to be the area of prime
less elements in the community.
v, primarily because it ls
To capitulate to the riot ing mobs
,d l ts poll tlcal structure
weakens the very founda tions of our sys1ff rivalries.
tem of govenunent by law. It demonCastro's envious eye IS
'ke her oil to give Cuba
stra tes to the lawless that violence has
1e with which to carry
a reward. It intimidates the wea k and
's his role as saviour
Mr. JONES of Alabama . Mr. Speaker, uncommitted. It attra cts to future lawt h e distressing reports of violence, riots, lessness those who want to be on the
, prime target be- and
disrespect for the law are flaring winning side. It crea tes more problems
at a democracy
\sts !eel l t can- again in widely scattered parts of the than it solves in the present or future.
country. The same groups of agita tors,
The time to suppress riots and disor.,les in Latin however, appear to be connected with ders is before they start. This requires
ut the Fidel- these terrible outbreaks of chaos, confu- a considerable show of solidarity· on the
~s and stir- sion, a nd outright criminal activity,
part of the responsible elements or· each
We h a ve condemned foreign dictators community-a solidarity for law, order,
Castro's who seek advanbage with threats to dis- and progress. It m ust be clear to a ll t h at
ns may rupt pea ce a mo
nations and subject'-.. ~ ace will prev-ail.
1 may neighboring peopl
to h a r assment and 'l"when lawless elements do gain control
us to subj ugation. To avoi open warfar e, our of a community or an area., outbreaks
Nation h as pr operly so
t to settle these must be brought promptly under control.
blem s within the f
ork of inter- No civilization can tolera te violence and
ional law and justice. On occasion, m ass crime .
Na tion finds it necessary to assert
Both prevention a nd control of these
thority and enforce the law 1n terms of outbr eaks r equir e improved support for
power which can be understood by the police forces-support stronger t han emlawless .
brace of a slogan. As t he very gua rdians
In our own com munit ies, we must not of peace within a community t he police
condone that which we condemn abroad. merit greatly increased moral support
J ust~
e seek to bring t h e force of as well as improvements 1n number,
wor ld
inion to bear against aggressors financial incentive, a nd equipm ent.
who wo
aunt t he rule of law among
Ironically, the m oral support for the
r nations, ·esponsible citizens a t h ome police seems weakest in many areas
must demonstrate beyond any doubt tha t which have the m ost to gain from a
public order and law will p r evail. To do stable, orderly communit y. The abuse to
less is to erode t he very fo undation of our which policemen h ave been subjected in
many areas is appalling. In far too many
the policeman, the m ost convenr a.bsolutely n o reason for th e strife to lent symbol
of the community in a comwhich so many communities are being plex society, ha.s been used as a scapegoat
subjected. Ther e 1s n o contention by the for personal, social, or economic failures.
rioters which could merit the destruction To these malcontents, it ts easier to blame
resulting from this lawless activity.
their problems on someone else than to
The loss of life, injUry, and damage engage in constructive activity to better
r esul ting from riots t ragic en ough. their plight.
but it ts far worse t hat the rioters ignore
Alth ough the destruction of the lawless
and disavow the most basic principles ts appalling, we must remember that a
of our civilization. Clearest amon g t hese relatively small portion of the total com' is that law and order must prevail for munity is engaged in this activity at this
the fulfillment of freedom, and that re- time. An even smaller number 1s 111sponsibility is the handmaiden of liberty. volved 1n the promotion of this discord.
And when you consider that means exist For every individual who throws a brick,
for lawful protest and redress of griev- m a ny thousands in like circumstances do
ances, the riots seem even more fut ile. not become involved in this lawless
When the disorder is ended, the dead action.
Those who are prea ching anarchy and
ar e buried, the fi res extinguished, and
the rubble removed from the streets, the violence, who a d vocate viola t ion of cer original contention or problem remains. t laws , are out of step with the maThis lawless a ction builds no play- jority of the community and a n y subgrounds ; provides no job training ; alters stant ial segment of it. Their a nnointmen t
t o no degree our Nat ion's commitments; to leadership ts not from the people but
en larges in no way academic freedom ; r ather from their own hand . It is enerases not a single wor d from the law h a.need by the exposure t h ey receive in
of th e la nd. Moreover, as the d a m age 1s f raming their appeals in terms which
counted, t hose who incited t h e mobs will irritate, shock , or upset.
It is hard t.o believe tha t they are sincerely interested in the causes they avow.
Their very method of operation through
violence, division, and destruction so
alienates a vast majority of the people as
to be counterproductive.
Those who foster mass crime do nothing to eliminate the deplorable conditions of poverty and ignorance to which
they link their calls t.o violence. That
even the link is tll,lse is indicated by the
vast number of tne poor and unschooled
who are stUI good citizens.
Because the violence and mob action
and threa ts 1s more serious than would
be indicated by the t.otal of dead and injured and the value of property destroyed, 1t 1s impera tive that every responsible citizen make his position clear
1n support of law and order. Failure
to do so gtves encouragement to the lawless elements.
Respect for the la w is the very h eart of
our civilization and freedoms. This respect must be demonstra ted fn more than
words and slogans. It must be backed up
by action which includes a strong personal commitment to respect and obey
the laws, proper support for law enforcement agencies, and full acceptance of a
citizen's responsibility t.o cooperate with
the police in m aintaining pea ce in the
rt cannot be stressed t.oo strongly that
each individual 1s the first line of defense
against lawlessness and criminal a cts.
Other segments of the communityschools, churches, organiza tions, and
gover nments-have direct obligations in
building greater r espect for the law. But
1n the final analysis the individual 1s the
m ost important f actor in preserving law
and -Or der.
The support for law and order must
be unequivocal. Selective compliance
with the law, whether by individual or
community, weaken s the entire fabric
of our clv111zation because every man's
selection f or compliance will differ.
Likewise, the t.otal support for law and
order 1s undermined with appeasement ·
of lawless elements. Appeasement
abridges the lawful process for change
and gives evidence of society's wlll1ngness t.o deviate from full support of law
and order. I t enhances the position of
those who would bring-total chaos t.o our
civ111zat1on 1n an effort to have their wm
The end result 1s that n o law rurvtves
save the law of the jungle-the will of
the strongest or largest group prevails.
The Queen of Angels Story
Monday, June 19, 1967
Mr. LIPSCOMB. Mr. Speaker, one of
the outstanding 1nst1tut1ons 1n Los Angeles, Calif., 1s the Queen of Angels Hospital.
In the 40 years this hospital has been
in existe:ice 1t has provided care t.o many
t housa nds of people in -the area. The hospital was founded 1n 1926 by the Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart.
In co=emoration of the 40th anniversary of tts founding a book has just
been published a bout the hospital entitled "At 40: The Queen of Angels
T he book contains a most interesting
and informaitive account of the hospital-'s
founding and growth . It tells an inspiring
stor y of years of dedica tion, work, and
the hopes and dreams of m any- from the
first efforts of the devoted Francisca n
Sisters t.o the present-day staff.
A dictionary definition of a hospita l is:
"An instit ution where the sick or injured
are given medica l or surgical care." With
regard t.o the Queen of Angels Hospital
such a definition is woefully 1nadequaite.
lit must be expa nded to cover the love,
tenderness, and devoted care provided to
the many pa tients t.o whom it has opened
1ts doors during its 40 years.
To Dr. Robert L . Bla ckmun, president
of the hospital, and his capable and devoted associates, including Mr. Dan M.
Gann, of the hospital staff who authored
the book, a nd all those whose work has
gone into founding and operaitlng Queen
of Angels Hospital ov~ the years I want
t.o express my sincerest congratula tions
and graititude.
U.N. Peacekeeping : Does It Help or Hurt?
M onday, Jun e 19 , 19 67
Mr. MICHEL. Mr. Speaker, it fs time
that t h e U.N. face up to the facts in the
Mideast situa tion. A realistic approach
demands that both parties in this issue
come face t.o face in reaching a decision.
Intermediaries wlll only delay a solut ion.
The Israelis and Arabs must reach an
agreement which t hey can shake" on.
On Thursday, J une 15, Mr. Chuck
Dancey, editor of f;lle P eoria J ournal
Star, wrote a fine editorial which 11lustrates th1s point very succinctly. Under unanimous consent, Mr. Speaker, I
include the editorial at this point 1n t he
U .N.
(By C. L. Dancey)
The UnJted Nations bas for twenty
ca.rried on magniftcent humanitarian works
in backward countries that oould n.ot have
been done b y any other instrument.
It was a device for funneling Amertca.n aid
to places that wouldn't take it from America.,
directly. Its humnnJtar!a.n function baa been
very real.
However, as a p eace-keeping agency, there
1s now a very solid question of whether over
all it hB8 not done more ha.rm than goodwith an excellent cha.nee that it Is presently
fUnctionlng to set "Ule stage for war, aga.ln,
1n the Middle East instead of permit a real
The polltlca.I arm ot the UN bB8 been polltlca.I Indeed. Its bualness has not been
pee.ce, but a.n arena. foe playing cynical ln~rnational politics.
Thus, the UN largely Invented and created
June 19, 1967
a s eries of -new n.."1.tlons" that wer e not "nations" In a.ny m eaningful sense of the word ,
a.nd gave each of them a vote. (Severa.I
sma ller than P eoria a nd its l.mmedla.te ell/
viron.s, with tribal societies and tribal loyal
ties rather than national, to boot).
Then , to curry their favor, t he UN, i
embarked n ot on peace but a "war
gresslon" wi th UN troops in t h e Co
impose a political solution t her e t h
fit the prej u dices of the o ther A:l)i ce
Meanwhile, in the Middle East
stepped in to r escu e the Arab ~
a.ny n ecessity to negotiate wit h
reach a n y settlemen t in whicb
responsib ilit y.
This constant UN l nterve
possible for Nasser and co
for 20 years in the attitude
invective Involved in c
did not exlst, in r efus
negotiate or a.coopt an
relation to Israel , a.nd
"state of perman ent" '
None o1 these
possible h ad it
to d eal directly V
settlenient, a.nd
Thus a cl1m
talned thro~
ence a.nd tht.
1n the
claims not C'
of war."
The Is
selves a,
and w:,
n e·

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