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Approved For Release 2000/08/27 : CIA-RDP75B0038OR000800140001-22 ~. July 11, 1 ~67 CONGRESSIONAL RECORD -APPENDIX A3441 not eligible to qualify as head of a household even though I maintain a home with its attendant expenses, and hopelessly trying to cope with the astronomical rise in the cost of living, I am faced with the realization that this great country of o ity, I ask, and am told to explain the whole it) ; and in order to kee sea of insolvency that is (WHOSE prosper- t would take a week our land whose income noglonger equals the outgo-I hope I land that moonlighting" job, and once having 1anded'l that I will have the health and energy to k it. Do the financial wizards of our have the answer to these quest s: the golden egg just plain quits from exhaust tion?" "What happens when the initiative and enterprise that made this country great dis- solve in complete apathy?" If it were only I who is troubled and dis- couraged and downright angry, I would take a course In business management (at my own expense) In the hope of learning how to han- dle my., financial affairs better. But I have millions of equally troubled, discouraged and downright angry Individuals for company, and I'm sure we can't all be completely in- efficient or inadequate. Best wishes, Walter, And thanks for listen- ing to me. Sincerely, Mrs. VELMA B. JOHNSTON. The Big Achievement of Glassboro: 'Better Understanding EXTENSION OF REMARKS HON. NEAL SMITH of Iowa IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Tuesday, July 11, 1967 Mr. SMITH of Iowa. Mr. Speaker, the euphoric dreamers in our midst who be- lieved that the summit meeting between President Johnson and Premier Kosygin would lead to quick solutions to the diffi- cult problems confronting the world will be very disappointed. But those of us who are more realistic-and I believe this in- cludes the majority of Americans-view the summit conference as a first, but im- portant, step toward a greater under- standing that may lead to a brighter future for all mankind. President Johnson has said that none of the major problems was solved at this meeting. But this was to be expected. What was accomplished-and perhaps even more important in the long run- was a clear notion, on the part of both leaders, about where their countries stand on.the vital issues of our time. As the Des Moines Register notes: The meeting at Glassboro should be viewed as a means of establishing better un- derstanding between the two governments rather than as a device for making compro- mises and settling problems. And the paper adds: As such, it seems to have been worthwhile. The two,leaders . probably know more inti- mately the fine points of their differences, which o?1d 1- helpm.-_ The world of. the nuclear b6-nfflb?4eayes little room for miscalculation. And be= . cause this is so, I think a significant con- tribution to a more stable community of nations has been achieved at Glassboro. For by sitting down to reason together, the President and Kosygin could cut through the diplomatic glaze and second- hand interpretations that often cloud the issues between nations, and lead to tragic mistakes. The American people strongly support the President's effort at Glassboro. And deservedly so. Peace and understanding are synonymous. We may now dare to hope that with the understanding achieved at Glassboro, the quest for peace is an Important step closer to der unanimous consent I insert into the T 1 ORD an editorial from the Des Moines R l;;ister on the summit confer- No SIGN OF COMPROMi9S1 Americans who may have expec that Alexei Kosygin and Lyndon Johnson wo reach positive agreements an world issues have been disillusioned. There was no reason to think that the leaders of the two super- powers could nettle any major question, but the drama surrounding a meeting "at the summit" invariably leads to false expecta- tions.' Kosygin, less than any Soviet leader since the Communist revolution, can conclude agreements on his own. He is part of a team or "collective" now running the Soviet Un- 1on, and it is fax from certain that he is No. 1 on the team, as Chairman Nikita Khrushchev obviously was when he met with Presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy. Leonid Brezhnev, first secretary of the Soviet Communist party, may well possess more power than Kosygin. The first secre- taryship is the post from which Stalin and Khrushchev gained and wielded dictatorial authority. But it seems more likely that the present leadership of Russia is truly by com- mittee, with Brezhnev, Kosygin, President Nicolai Podgorny and possibly others sharing there seem to' be possibility for further agree- ments beyond the treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons tests in the air or under the sea. Both President Johnson and Premier Kosy- gin stressed the importance of reaching ac- cord on a treaty against non-proliferation of nuclear weapons. President Johnson re- orted that progress was made toward arms li tion. Kosy did not bend an inch on Russia's insistence t Israel be charged with ag- gression by the'-rUnited Nations, that it with- draw from territory taken in the war before peace talks can occur and that it pay com=pensation to the Arabs for losses in the war. Also, the Russian demand that the United States quit bombing North Vietnam and withdraw its forces from South Vietnam has not altered. From what was reported about the Glass- boro meeting, no hint appeared of com- promise on these issues. What would hap- pen, we wonder, if, the United States did agree to quit bombing North Vietnam and if Rus- sia agreed to stop rearming the Egyptians and to seek an Arab-Israeli settlement? We can only hope that some conversation took place on these points which may be pursued further in the continuing contacts of am- bassadors and foreign ministers which Kosy- gin and Johnson promised would occur. H.R. 2082, a Bill for Educational Allow- ances for Military Dependents `~. SPEECH HOL, PATSY T. MINK ervicemen as- his legislation No American president, of course, has t?.1- -4n power to commit the nation to interns portation to the nearest DOD school, as treaties or to conclude agreements' single- well as room and board. Some of these authority of the Senate orf`treaties. He must assure himself of .support from Congress and the public or run the risk of being repudi- ated, as President Wilson was on the League of Nations. So the meeting at Glassboro should be viewed as a means of establishing better understanding between the two governments rather than as a device for making com- promises and settling problems. As such, it seems to have been worthwhile. The two leaders probably know more intimately the fine points of their differences, which could be helpful. Among the many world .issues on which the Soviet Union and the United States dis- agree, three seem paramount at the moment. These are the continuing hostility between Israel and the Arab countriesz the Vietnam war; the question of world armaments, in- cluding pending decisions on the building of anti-ballistic missile systems and the spread of nuclear weapons. individuals serving our country overseas are in the lower grades, and the expenses they must bear for an adequate educa- tion for their children impose a real hardship. I was privileged to be on the 1965 over- seas schools inspection trip with my distinguished colleague from Michigan whose introduction of this bill has once again demonstrated his dedication to equal education for all Americans. On this trip we found many servicemen who were sending their children to distant schools, and we also discovered the diffi- culties they encounter in providing their dependents with access to a college edu- cation once they complete their sec- ondary studies. This bill then would provide govern- ment allowances for room, board, and transportation for those youngsters who must travel to DOD, dependents' schools, Approved For Release 2000/08/27 : CIA-RDP75B0038OR000800140001-2 CONGRESSIONAL RECORD- APPENDIX July 11, 1967 ar d it will also authorize one round t:lp by air each year. for those dependents vi2io are admitted to colleges ir.. the Uaited States. Since we have ai..eady recognized this problem by pleeviding such benefits for U.S. Government ci,'i- li