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have been MOO MA4,11_8114 gracious in mak- "Black Jack" Pershing was manning the ing your visit here a success. , entire MexiCall border frain Texas to Arizona At a_tinii-Vg9.11-P1,R -4,944,TAP-aU o guei- with just 1,900 regular army soldiers as 11114 rio, the. rice ,paddies and the pancho Villa and his band harassed settle- tropical Jungles of far-off lands it seems ment after Settlement. particularly appropriate to address a group Washington did not become fully aroused Of our Vetera11s,w49?,,Opite a long time ago, to the situation until early in March Were stationedO .PTJAnde protecting 1916, when Villa's band raided the lonely OUr cOnlitry from guerrilla bands attacking little town of Columbus, N. Mex. with a heavy our v6ri borders, loss of life ameng both the soldier and --Too often. Jour service to your country civilian population. _ along the hot, dusty Mexican border has, I Brigadier General Pershing was authorized believe, been obscured by subsequent events to go after Villa's band following this raid. Whicb, 4arCOVLsrheelp brought our country This was quite an order because chasing inte __sp24,,:Vart Villa was not a simple maneuver by all ac- -The 14 vajtJLA e,ses_v ce you veterans of the counts. Like the Vietcong, he was operating _1 ex can, hpxcle,gia4 your 110,000 comrades in an area which he knew like the palm of ariAll-P9,1402,1011,10?our,? great nations has his hand. ? nVer trie ter q.joroxts' legislation by the Na- mountain pass, and every village in northern Veg, _hay, recognized particularly in He was familiar with every wat,erhole, every t10124 9on ress. Mexico. His men did not wear a_standard, - ? - Wnission prompted my uniform. One minute they were armed r 1.#38.1 in. the 17,S. House bandits and the next inoffensive peons or epresentatives on January 14, 1963. migrant workers. There was nothing by Ajeglikation pertaining to Mexican which they could be identified, Villa could tld_Ly needed in my opin- move at the head of his full force, or he _worlgrig diligently to secure could split them up into small groups that could disappear in minutes, to know that hear- Our troops on entering a village had no rF Al fd p orijpio .p.r:biculay bill of mine was bold idea whether they were being watched by #. igi,y T9, less Wan a month ago, before the Villa's bandits or small groups of agrlcul- = L _ 4.4,0,tii#10,7-44?4,P ?Com4littee, tural workers. They had to carry all their Iiyiest mony before the Veterans' Co- food supplies, and their own water, and try te r c*Elained that under, present laws, to make the best of a hostile population. , engti, v4ry service on the Mexican border Cavalry scouting patrols supplied most of the 15l1:6ili;),V,045-1...WAY, I is nqt inell-id.ed in deter- information. And what flimsy aircraft the miningjhe eligibility of either the veterans first aero squadron had were used, when they o?-gX9XJ4,,,,ra,r,,r,__P-r -that Widow and/or ,chil. would work, chiefly to carry back messages 'd.ri eg1ygpeusion. from the expedition. As a matter of fact, six Committee that there is of the eight planes alloted were cracked up Lr-slzed.,,Eoup _ of veterans now in the during the first month. ,9_?)....Years Of their lives who served with It was not until June 18, 1916, that the Otticin?,._?plUtaXeltigan ,border pursuant Secretary of War, Mr. Newton D. Baker, tele- e..cts.41,1,..ok,the2r pAtelept _oo Nply 9, 1916, graphed the Governors of the States calling andAtne,,13,1910 _ out the organized militia and the National The ere incredible hard- Guard. V,ps as they battled the enemies of our There was constitutional question involved -ecgitiWYTif tl_ei,?, iirovinces and on the border in the mobilization and some doubt as to the Of _oUf?Awirienelly neighbor, Mexico. legality of summoning men to the border .-: ._ ,L4' ?ei0,9J9Wthe.,?Y?gerans Conunittee that conflict. But in time of danger, American mapy',m6n, after_COmpletion of their service fighting men have not hidden behind tech- 40ii;', the,MexicauLtmgert entered world War I nicalities and you went off to war. ,,,. ..,,, ?.,_?,...,,.;_ From all over the United States you came. ?up__ te ,clisalillitY and advanced age, some The 12 National Guard units in existence Of thenflidtntoisonoplete enough service in were numbered from 5 to 16, inclusive. rOrlei.,,War4J2netitthe eligibility require- The 5th was made up of the Guard of the . ",ine,nt,,S.(4presentlaws. NeW Kngland States. Only two States had ',V* purpose of my bill, it was explained complete divisions?New York's 6th and to the _sommAttoo, is to provide that active Pennsylvania's 7th. The 8th was made up Military service on tilLtl_exicaritorder before from the Atlantic States from New Jersey .,, ..... ... _ ; _.?worlt1 3Y.K. I,Pecol.mled, together with World to Virginia, including West Virginia and the wax. LA5yvq9, 19., cilialif:yi4g for eligibility for District of Columbia while the 9th had the ' v.ar1011S,Aenats_acerning to veterans of balance of the Atlantic States from North _ W*Ict*a; ToxYlqc,_ _ _ , _ _ Carolina to Florida. -', Although this hill will affect a relatively The 10th was Alabama, Mississippi, Ten- - Xew.,..- vOc.;alla, vg.texArts'. dependents, I do nessee, and Kentucky; and the 11th and 12th , think wpz tawm,,j,pjcgaz past that the Gov- embraced two States each: Michigan and ' erninent ,Of . ths_=1,1nitecl , States expressed ap- preciation. to these gallant defenders of our Iiiclop4g My testimony before the Veter- an S Committee, ILec_onunencled most sin- cerely that the Kexlean border bill be re- ported favorably by the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs . It le 131Y 'intention to continue to press for thi legIslstion, api I certainly will appre- 'cialp_ apy,Support from you folks and would 1'000/Amen4 you write your Congressmen and Senators for their support of this bill. In preparing my remarks here today, I have reviewed the history of the Mexican border conflict and it is a great story and one which all America shoillelX4OW better. AS I stuclied,tho Mexican border history it 9.Colrrect,t9; mp, thet 190, actually symbolized the year in which our Nation really entered Rainbow Division, made up the National to be the most formidable German adversary _ the 29th ceptnry? -Guard divisions in the American Expedition- in World War II. As the "Desert Fox? he BeCaUse up until that time, in the best ary Forces, was later to use Villa's tactics in North Africa tradition of the Civil War, we had been rely- The first organization to reach the border? with amazing results until he was defeated trig chiefly on cavalry and a few regulars. was the 1st Illinois Infantry, which arrived at Ei Alamein, in San Antonio on the night of June 30. But by midnight of July 4, a total of 27,160 troops?the equivalent of an AEF infantry division?had reached the border. By mid- night of July 31, 1916, there were 110,957 officers and enlisted men of the Guard on the border and the total in Federal service was 151,096. Approximately 57 percent of you had seen previous service in the National Guard while 43 percent were new recruits. You men were stationed along the whole border and in four large camps at Brownsville, San Antonio, and El Paso, Tex., and at Douglas, Ariz. Most of you were making real sacrifices. Letters from home told of family and busi- ness troubles. Many firms did not live up to their promises to hold open positions or continue salaries. And you heard of pro- motions in your civilian jobs which might have been yours. And then, on January 17, 1917, with war clouds slowly gathering across the Nation and increased sympathy for the allied cause, It was determined that General Pershing would evacuate Mexican soil. Those of you who served first on the border and then in the AEF of World War I, have a greater ap- preciation of what the border service ac- complished. There both the National Guard and regu- lars learned to transport, to train, to supply, and in all other ways to handle troops in the field in numbers beyond their previous experience. There can be little doubt that the excellent staff work of the American Army in World War I was largely due to the discovery on the border by the National Guard of the difference between marching in formation down the main street every week or so and regular drill for combat with an enemy just across the river. We now know that General Pershing's ex- pedition into Mexico and the border mobili- zation laid the foundation for the switch from cavalry to the large-scale use of motor transportation by the Army from 1917 on. Without the Mexican border service it is extremely doubtful if General Pershing would have had the men, the experience and the organization that he needed in the sec- ond battle of the Marne, at St. Mihiel, and the Argonne. The role of the Mexican border campaign In World War I can also be recognized in the fact that 17 of the 43 American divisions were National Guard units which had sharpened their capability during the border campaign. Indeed, in retrospect, the Mexican expedi- tion and the long days of training and watchful waiting on the Mexican border were the beginning of many new ideas and con- cepts in American military development and ended some traditions which had been with us since the founding of our country. Ohio, and Illinois and Indiana, respectively. From the eight rickety airplanes which The 13th took in North and South Dakota, hedgehopped across the border came the vast Iowa, Wisconsin, and Minnesota; and the air armadas which played so decisive a role 14th stretched from the Mississippi to the in the Second World War. Supply and lo- Rockies, including Missouri, Kansas, Ne- gistics were transformed from the wagon braska, Colorado, and Wyoming. The 15th train method to mechanization and the included the Mexican border States and truck. In the field of communications the Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana, and the days of the dispatch runner gave way to 16th stretched from the Pacific Coast States the wireless and radio. to Montana, Utah, Idaho, and Nevada. From among the 12,000 men who cam- You will recall that the Guard did not paigned in Mexico with Pershing came men w serve together, in these divisions, on the who served in World War I and directed the border. The need for troops to reinforce the victory in World War II. border was so great that, in most cases, reg- From those ranks came such men as iments were sent as soon as they were ready Pershing, Patton, Bradley, Hodges, Simpson, to whatever part of the border then most and Spaatz. And one man who observed on needed the reinforcement. But it later the other side, Erwin Rommel, accompanied served as a basis for the 16 National Guard Villa thronghout his campaigns in northern divisions which, with the addition of the Mexico from 1913-15. Rommel later proved Approved For Release 2005/01/27 :,CIA-RDP65B00403R0002001170035-2 1601Q b. - 01.1 Appro ecaalesmeapn/gilitbretAARRWRO403R000200170035-7tay 22 Tus It can be said that 48 years ago, along the Rio Grande, the 17.S. Army laid the groundwork for giant strides toward modern military warfare. 'Mechanization came to the foreground and the clank of saber and spurs Was heard no more. Suddenly, our country needed more than a few dashing cavalrymen. You enlisted? as your grandfathers before you had enlist- ed?not for a drill on Saturday night, but to fight your country's battles. I salute you as the men who helped make the development of this century possible. You have given 'us a proud heritage. You were not professional soldiers, but you had the attributes of courage 'Which America has been able to kindle since the days of our Pounding /Fathers. Thank you and God bless you. TRANSSHIPMENT O&WHEATTO CUBA (Mr. FINDLEY (at the request of Mr. REIFEL) was granted permission to ex- tend his remarks at this point in the RECORD and to include extraneous mat- ter.) Mr. FINDLEY. Mr. Speaker, the sus- pected transshipment to Cuba of some of the T.T.S. wheat sold to Russia by the Johnson administration should surprise no one. The Communists have an almost un- broken record of violating treaties, so why should be expect better treatment In regard to shipping contract perform- ance? Russia is a major supplier of com- modities and eqUipinent of all kinds to Castro. In helping to keep Russia's grain bins full, we enabled Shrustchev to meet his commitments to Cuba and other Communist countries. These commitments undoubtedly in- clude wheat and wheat products. To me, It is incidental whether the wheat shipped to Castro was actually produced in the United States or was produced elsewhere and simply replaced in Rus- sian bins by U.S. wheat. The important and tragic fact is that President Johnson climbed into the wheat-baited Russian beartrap in the first place. His action triggered the breakup of our economic blockade of Cuba. As soon as we sold wheat to Rus- sia, the British insisted on the right to sell buses to Cuba. The blockade quickly fell apart and NATO allies began quarreling with each other over trade with Cuba. This of course was exactly what Khrushchev wanted. The folly of the Russian wheat sale was compounded when President John- son sold the durum wheat to Russia at a super discount?a lower price than friendly countries have to Pay. The damage has been done. Our po- sition of moral leadership in the free world was seriously damaged. The transshipment of the grain is but a muf- fled echo of the real trouble. SCOTT COUNTY (IOWA) ASSOCIA- TION FOR RETARDED CHILDREN, INC., SETS EFFECTIVE PATTERN FOR MENTALLY HANDICAPPED CHILDREN AND LETTING THE PEOPLE KNOW WHAT IS BEING DONE (Mr. SCHWENGEL (at the request of Mr. RICIFEL ) was granted permission to extend his remarks at this point in the RECORD and to include extraneous mat- ter.) Mr. SCHWENGEL. Mr. Speaker, for a long time I have been impressed by the progress which is being made in the United States in helping the mentally handicapped become self-sufficient and enable them to produce to the fullest extent of their ability rather than be lifelong burdens upon the taxpayers. My awareness of what is being done in this vital area is accented by knowl- edge of one of the most comprehensive local community-level programs in the country?the program of the Scott County, Iowa, Association for Retarded Children, Inc. Because of all of the recognition which has been earned by the Scott County association. I asked Mrs. Joan M. Mc- Intee, the SCARC publicity chairman, who lives in Bettendorf, Iowa, to outline the accomplishments of the local associ- ation so that I could bring them to the attention of other .Members of Con- gress who would like to encourage more progress in their own districts and who can find guidelines in the Scott County association's success story. This report on what has been done with help of Mrs. Julie McDonald, newspaper correspondent and author. I am proud to have this opportunity to bring to the attention of my colleagues this amazing story of unselfish service to people who need and deserve help and encouragement. Mr. Speaker, mental retardation is a condition characterized by the faulty de- velopment of intelligence, which impairs an individual's ability to learn and to adapt to the demands of the society; a condition not to be confused with mental illnesses which can be cured. Retarded children cannot speak for themselves, cannot ask for the special training and help they require, cannot campaign for needed community facili- ties or legislation. The National Asso- ciation for Retarded Children works for them. The NARC is a voluntary nationwide organization devoted to improving the welfare of all mentally retarded regard- less of race, creed, geographical location, or degree of retardation. NARC now has 1,000 local and State member units in all 50 States, District of Columbia, and in U.S. territories and military installations abroad. The scope of operation of the Iowa Association for Retarded Children is broad. This outstanding State unit functions in specific areas of, first, moti- vation and support of State departments to serve the needs of the mentally re- tarded; second, stimulates research and studies in the field of mental retarda- tion; third, creates an awareness of nec- essary legislative activity; fourth, pro- motes effective publicity and public re- lations; fifth, guides and coordinates the work of the local county member units. One of the Nation's most comprehen- sive local community level programs for the retarded is in Scott County, Iowa. Davenport-Bettendorf area. Scott County Association for Retarded Children has discovered that "do good and tell it," the basic principle of public relations, really works. The dramatic impact of radio, television, and news- paper SCARC publicity has proved that the community that knows is the com- munity that cares and helps. SCARC was organized 3 months before the Iowa Association for Retarded Chil- dren, which was formed in June 1953. It Is a nonprofit, nonsectarian organization composed of parents and friends of the mentally handicapped of Scott County, and is affiliated with the State and Na- tional Association for Retarded Children and United Community Services. The purpose of SCARC is to begin helping mentally handicapped children at an early age, providing programs that will lead to their self-sufficiency and en- able them to produce to the fullest extent of their ability rather than become a life- long burden to the taxpayers. Continuous efforts in this direction for 11 years, on a very limited budget, have borne a bountiful harvest this past year, when SCARC strengthened classes and programs for 470 retarded children in Scott County: increased membership 145 percent in 1 month; swept the State awards for radio, television, newspaper publicity, and community organization. The Davenport-Bettendorf Junior Wom- en's Club sponsored "River City Follies," a variety show, which netted $3,200 for SCARC?nearly equal to the annual SCARC budget. Publicity Chairman Mrs. James Mein- tee has obtained over $14,000 worth of newspaper space in area newspapers and several hundred thousand dollars worth of radio and television public service time to promote better understanding of the retarded child. A mock edition of the Davenport Times-Democrat, made up solely of stories pertaining to the retarded print- ed in the past year by this paper, totals 24 full-size newspaper pages. It was chosen the most outstanding of Iowa's 408 newspapers by the IARC awards committee. It is justly proud of its cir- culation of nearly 69,000. News stories and features dealt with the day care center, the developmental class for preschool children, the SCARC Approved For Release 2005/01/27: CIA-RDP66600403R000200170035-2 Membership ' drive, Retarded Children's Month, the speech of the Superintendent of Glenwood State School, doetors' re- ports, editorials on aiding the retarded, features ,.iabout individual retarded chil- dren, Med aa r I eatinps, SCh6OI-System co- operation, u nd raising projects such as f fashion shows, basq,a1I, concessions and the follieS, and reports On contributions for bused t : for transporting retardedchil- dren, to name kfew. - Station: WOC ' AM-FM-TV was the State award winner for -rano and tele- vision. This' is the first 'time one station - has wOn 'both awards. ' Th_ e" station has ? made good Its public service promise with cOniplete cOepe,-r iation, both in for- mal progratting" and n help beyond the call of dutY from" its personnel. For in- stance, Announcer on Warren person- ally delivered "RiVer City Follies" tick- ets to an o ' phoned an order to his , shoe ir-w1.113- e? ,a,?,so.,,,,Sezved as master of cerernatii,es' in tnp?..toonies and san-Sev- er.l., ,,....._.:1?, .3..,7g_-,s, `A,, nnource rTom Parker isasJ14 tioohairnanofthe $ A4e491? bureau. .. K.S. Tp? ?X7._WN'T,,; -vrec AM-FM-TV, yvvial6T , ,ANS,plyl-: _V, WOAD TV, and A have, given their complete sup- port in puhblic service programing on be- half of t p mentally retarded. All 10 Coninieraa4-Adr -1.,??=d 4.-,,, 0 - .,-,..-,.....--r .4... ,,P,a,vision stations In.,' the , uaa. City area gave interview time, news -i.-'c i? r- 0e,4 :-l-'cea S-,g -.--e S.P - t_- 6i i c i r a e m e nt s , and speial eOimnt on the Follies, SCAtc19W,-gScott County train- able eius -61-13e, SCARC recrea- honittioa pr-rihranl:irb,eishipdrive,the h6.etdecatGrenw0od,Re. tatcdCilitrinlilon1hiand noted the ? acOe1ptial'66 '61r Ifig '8 hPli Oil award by the Dafe.rrP.Or-tC,-P- ?. 9,, *,*'k.-.i,r. -31-ni or Wo- , np,n's,,. 1u..d .,O .., ,r, ?-W. o_ r1 ' ..w.- i.t1.. Ne retarded. To,aeaii9tecv1si0nstations pronateapianWithpdater children: for Rock ak Island, Suzanne Dna*,.0_,4ri?id daughter of Mr. and Mrs.eli4t9 Davenport; for wq,Anit0 e!31hein, 7, daughter of ther.raik.Phelans of Fr146et911, Iowa; for "WOC TV, Daven- port, Jeff Meter, -4147year-Old son of Mr.' ig and ri:R ep mea6rf 2 tTwoo , ., h., I - ,ei, risaveecais niport. T a_f honr-trp ? ,, were televised by w?0,-Ait..i Tv:. "The Child , Nobody f-CneW;, written andnarrated by Diel C+rPerie dealt -Willi-11W Mentally retarded and tbac ' 4 PpinPlete look at Scott and gotk-fi services and___ ?..and counties' history, Wilf&tWilee-d's' "The World Oasis:01 Y Dick Neville and narrated- by .V:411:1"Iteuster, portrayed the r the institutionalized retardate story o at Dixon State-8 1-1-- ' c ,,,P? , Di'*,0if., Ill. its1p7,urrrinngail- Retarded Phildren'S'Month on our -"Phone 'Show" prograin: hgtead 1;1) Mdernst:sFtrhede Epstein, gait/ Otiad MOrityaUredsi opportunity lipi:'' session -chi n.14-ntj 9neation-and-answer Y,..431,.4..g0 and s erv- , icesa?vaiable., ,4y,.0y .-j y. -knee, director Of special education for Scott County, an Mr. 't. : vl.a..., director ofspe- cialpd1atio4oivaYenP6rtschools, were on hand tpanswertecbniaal cines- tions. 'SCAR,P admiringly - referred to as "Great Scott" i.n ?.1:91Ighent JOWa is now \ being considered fdr, 0?.e-iiiiionaltiiiit" an _ &figgimi faimiD,96ffi_ONAMM200170035-2 Award for its achievements on behalf of retarded of all ages. A Civitan chapter was established in Scott County this year. Alvin B. Schloemer is president of SCARC. An engineer with a highly or- ganized mind, he keeps a finger on the myriad details the organization's work entails. For the past 2 years, he has served as chairman for the State conven- tion. Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Lensch head the program committee. They have pro- vided interesting, vital, and informative programs such as lectures by profes- sionals from Glenwood State School for the retarded, a playlet, authors, and panelists on a wide range of subjects that affect the retarded. Attendance at the monthly meetings at Taylor School has been excellent. Mrs. Charlie Breinich is chairman of the preschool developmental class and enlists parent cooperation in this age group. She and teacher Mrs. James Spencer were instrumental in securing the volunteer services of the Davenport- Bettendorf Junior Women's Club mem- bers to assist at the class' daily session. Eight children are currently enrolled, which is capacity for present staff and facilities. Legal affairs are attended to by Stephen Hart, a Davenport attorney and father of 18 children. Harold McGee, first vice president, is In charge of membership. SCARC em- braces a cross section of the community, and many members do not have retarded children of their own. In 1 month the membership jumped from 99 to 246, and it is now stabilized at 218 family mem- berships, which amounts to some 500 in- dividual members. The Reverend F. W. Duncan, of the St. Ambrose College faculty, and Mrs. Wayne Lowden are the religion commit- tee chairmen and conduct weekly classes. Teacher Mrs. Fred Hansell, Jr., organized a Bible school especially for retarded children this year, one of three in Iowa. Keeping a complete reference file and obtaining books and pamphlets for par- ents and professional people who deal with retarded children is the responsi- bility of Mrs. Ed Carstensen, assisted by Mrs. A. B. Schloemer. The youth volunteer instructional corn- inittee is directed by Mrs .Marjorie Strait, who is also a State board member. 16011 are being conducted in church class- rooms. Mrs. Robert Hassman, assisted by John Foster, is responsible for the SCARC newsletter, which has a circulation of 1,000. Other associations all over the Nation have requested it as a guide; last year it received honorable mention in State judging for excellence. The fu- ture business leaders of America at Davenport's West High School print the newsletter free of charge. Last year the FBLA was cited as the most outstanding youth group in Iowa working on behalf of the mentally retarded. Hospitality is the province of Mrs. George Dvorsky and Mrs. Robert Duax, and their job of acquainting the mem- bers with each other took on added importance with the recent membership drive. Mrs. Rebecca Schellenger, prin- cipal of Taylor School, did a superb job of taking care of all meeting arrange- ments. Mrs. William Bowe, assisted by Mr. and Mrs. Harold McGee, is chairman for residential care. This committee took juke box records, pictures, dolls, gifts, and so forth to the State school at Glen- wood. Arranging car pools and chan- neling help offered by other organiza- tions were some of the other services rendered. GOVernmental affairs are the respon- sibility of Father Duncan, who keeps up with legislation and determines which bills the association should support in the interests of retarded children. Mrs. W. J. Barclunan supervises the recreation committee. She has been suc- cessful in arranging a summer program in cooperation with the Davenport Park Board and is working on plans for an ? August summer camp with the Rock Island County Association. Bimonthly Saturday recreation classes are con- ducted throughout the school year. Mr. George Carrelly, local insurance agent, serves as insurance chairman. Mrs. John Hurst, assisted by Mr. Tom Parker, capably directs the SCARC speakers' bureau to further public edu- cation about SCARC services and the problem of mental retardation. Mrs. McIntee, the publicity chairman and mother of 6, has been elected a re- gional director in charge of 12 eastern Iowa counties and a member of the IARC executive committee. Eight members of Robert Duax, the immediate past SCARP are now serving on State corn- president of SCARC, a coach at St. Ain; 1-nittees? brose College and a father of 12, heads " An 11-year dream was realized re- the Day Care Center committee. The cently with the purchase of two school Day Care Center was opened this year-is" buses to transport retarded children to a pilot program on a Federal grant, and their ,classes. Dr. Donald Hansen is has 16 multihan.dicapped children en- transportation chairman. The XI chap- rolled. Administrative responsibilities ter of Beta Sigma Phi originated the have been capably carried out by Mrs. transportation fund with a $100 dona- W. J. Winter; she was assisted by Miss tion that stimulated many additional Jeralee Matthews, R.N., who served as contributions; $1,000 was given by an teacher-nurse. A corps of over"56'volun- anonymous donor. Mrs. McIntee says: teers serve as aids in the daily" Morn- As soon as the community knows what we ing and afternoon sessions. need, we seem to get it. The newspapers, The building committee, under the radio, and television do a remarkable job of direction of Dr. J, B. White a awn- , Dgetting the SCARC message to the general port veterinarian and county school public. board member, is investigating possibili- Each year the program serves more ties for a structure to house the preschool and more children-470 mentally retard- and day care programs. Presently they ed are now enrolled in public school Approved For Release 2005/01/27: CIA-RDP66B00403R000200170035-2 PEN 16012 Approved ta/kfelmsfdpra1itielRecFSIPAER901:403R000200170035-2 7 m,3 114,,V classes and SCARC programs. Volun- teer services broaden the scope of SCARC services Immeasurably. Youth. groups, sororities, parent groups, college stu- dents, and service groups all "Give a Helping Hand"?Iowa theme. SCARC also maintains an interest in other programs for the retarded that are not under its administration. An exam- ple is the Scott County Sheltered Work- shop whose work force of 60 includes 46 mentally retarded persons. Tbe organization is greatly interested In what the public school systems are doing for the retarded child. Says Mr. A. B. Schloemer: We want them to take over, because we really shouldn't be in the education busi- ness. Retarded children are entitled to the taxpayer's dollar in the public schools. The board of SCARC draws upon many professional competences. Dr. James Cannon is a children's dentist and was Retarded Children's Month chair- man; Stephen Hart is an attorney; Dr. J. B. White, a veterinarian; Paul Vance, director of special education for Scott County; 1st's. Keith Wagschal, Daven- peat-Bettendod Junior Women's Club rePresentative; T. R. Whiting, director of special education for Davenport public schools; Mrs. Louis Moeller, civic leader; Roger Jepsen, Scott County supervisor and branch manager of a life Insurance company; Dr. Donald Hansen, optome- trist; the Reverend F. W. Duncan, priest and professor; George Carrelly, insur- ance representative; Dr. W. M. Hollan- der, psychiatrist; the Reverend D. F. Banta, executive secretary of the Scott and Rock Island County Council of Churches; Mrs. James W. McIntee, reg- istered nurse and Red Cross first-aid Instructor; Robert Duax, coach at St. Ambrose College; A. B. Schloemer, en- gineer; Eugene Lensch, outstanding Iowa farmer and agricultural leader; Walter Barchman, product designer; Dick Brus, treasurer of Blackhawk Hotels; Mrs. John Hurst, former teacher; Harold McGee, manufacturer's repre- sentative and warehouse manager for a wholesale aluminum firm; and Mrs. Ru- dolph Weiss, a charter member of SCARC. Nine of the above are related to a mentally retarded person, four are professionally involved, and eight are vitally interested in the welfare of all mentally retarded. ? Most communities, like God, help those who help themselves, A letter from Mr. Robert Hockridge, president of United Community Services, Inc., ex- presses why SCARC has received such an overwhelming response to its efforts on behalf of the retarded: The Scott County Association for Re- tarded Children, a member agency of United Community Services of Scott County, Inc., has been most active in the area of com- munity education and promoting its services to the residents of Davenport, Bettendorf, and rural Scott County. This agency is to be highly commended for its programs, which have shown a steady expansion each year. ? ? ? its public edu- cation program ? ? ? has proved beneficial both to the agency. to United Community Services, and to the public at large. The association has made great strides toward letting the public know that the retarded, though limited In many ways, are more sivnilar to other youngsters than they are different. The Iowa theme. "Give a Helping Hand," has evoked a warm response in Scott County through the hard-working _efforts of SCARC. The mentally retarded child is gaining acceptance as a worthwhile in- dividual who can be helped, thanks to an unstinting push for public awareness by a group of committed and hard- working citizens. NEED FOR SUGAR LEGISLATION (Mr. LANGEN (at the request of Mr. REIM) was granted permission to ex- tend his remarks at this point In the RECORD and to include extraneous mat- ter.) Mr. LANGEN. Mr. Speaker, there is still time to act on new sugar legislation, but the Department of Agriculture must make _a firm recommendation and the House Agriculture Committee must hold hearings now. I have written both the Department and the committee urging such action, noting that the current Con- gress is on the homestretch toward ad- journment.. We can and must find time to pass comprehensive and needed sugar legislation before the end of this session. Without new legislation, the estab- lished 'sugarbeet growers of the Nation face the possibility of a serious cutback and there will be no opportunity for new growers to get into production. Such a reduction would come through no fault of the grower, but he would be left with either a crop he cannot sell or an expen- sive investment in equipment and ma- chinery for which his acreage is not suf- ficient to maintain. There is need for immediate action on legislation such as my own bill, that would provide sufficient tonnage to pro- tect our present growers and provide for new expansion. It does not seem right that the Government expands sugarbeet production in areas of the Nation where beets have never before been grown and then close the door in proven beet areas such as my own Red River Valley. Not only does the American sugarbeet industry need immediate protection, but the American consumer needs assurance of an adequate supply of sugar at rea- sonable prices. Under current condi- tions, we are forced to bid at unreason- able price levels on the unreliable world market. It is ridiculous to continue to put our sugar supply at the mercy of unstable world conditions when our do- mestic growers are prepared to produce a greater share of the U.S. sugar con- sumption. Bills such as mine would not affect our relations with quota countries. They would merely assure the American farmer of his rightful share in produc- ing the sugar needs of this Nation. SURVEY CONDUC ea) IN THE FIRST CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT OF NORTH DAKOTA (Mr. ANDREWS of North Dakota (at the request of Mr. Rzrret) was given permission to extend his remarks at this point in the REcORD and to include extra- neon., matter.) Mr. ANDREWS of North Dakota. Mr. Speaker, in the middle of June, I sent a public opinion survey into every home in the First Congressional District of the State of North Dakota. While replies are still coming in, we have enough to give an accurate picture of the feeling in North Dakota on the var- ious issues listed. Many of the people of our district took the time to enclose additional com- ments in explanation of their views, and I am proud that they are actively par- ticipating in the affairs of government in this manner. The results should rep- resent an accurate reflection of the opin- ions of my constituents, since the poll was sent to all postal patrons, regard- less of party affiliation. On the question of medicare to be financed by an Increase in social secu- rity taxes, 72.2 percent indicated they were against the King-Anderson ap- proach and 22.8 percent favored it. Less than 5 percent had no opinion. I think - this response is due to the fact that the people in North Dakota feel the Kerr-Mills Medicare Act now on the books provides much better benefits to the individual than the King-Anderson approach. In addition, many older peo- ple who count on social security benefits for their present support do not want to see this program loaded up with addi- tional costs which might hamper the effectiveness of the present provisions. Apparently the people of North Da- kota recognize how important it is to make sure that a capable, competent person be President and what a tragery would befall all Americans if through some assassin's act or other cause a man poorly trained should be elevated to the highest office in the land. This is reflected in the fact that 57.7 percent feel that the present law of presidential succession should be changed, while only 30.3. percent appear to be satisfied with the present law. About '78.7 percent of those replying do not think our crash program to land a man on the moon is worth the cost and effort. It appears therefore that the people in North Dakota feel, as do many Members of Congress, that the acceler- ated pace of the moon program not only costs about twice as much as a normally timed one, but also precludes complete development of many related discoveries that could benefit all of us. About 66.1 percent are not satisfied with the present handling of the Viet- nam situation-13.5 percent are satis- fied, but 20.4 percent apparently do not feel they have enough information about what is going on to voice an opinion. This shows that the majority do not like to have America involved in wars whose purpose is unknown, or at least Is not clearly stated, and where there Is no apparent program which ultimately will resolve the situation. Many of the individual comments support my posi- tion that in conflict such as this we cer- tainly should receive more assistance and help from our friends in that part of the world. 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