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Rhodesia and the Byrd Amendment by John F. McManus except for a well-publicized Belmont, Massachusetts- How far the United States government will go in its drive to destroy Rhodesia may well be determined by Congressional reaction to the renewed attack on the Byrd Amendment. If Congress refuses to repeal this mea- sure, which allows the U.S. tolmport Rhodesian chrome, then the dishonorable cam- palgn against Inn Smith's government will have been slowed. Rhodesia declared itself independent in 1965. Almost immediately, the blatantly pro-Communist United Na- tions labelled the new nation "a threat to international peace and security" and urged economic boycotts of Rhodesia's goods. President Lyndon Johnson made our nation part of the cabal when he decreed that, as of Janu- ary 5, 1967, any trade with the new nation would be considered a criminal of. lense This move made us almost totally dependent on the U.S.S.R. for chrome, a vital ingredient in the manufac- ture of defense-oriented high-performance steels. The Soviets did not cut us off, but they did raise their price enormously. It was even learned that they were buying Rhodesian chrome themselves and reselling it to us at a huge profit. Senator Harry Byrd (I.- Virginia) then introduced his amendment, which merely allows citizens of the United States to import from Rhode- sia strategic materials such as chrome, if these same materials are also being im- ported from a Communist nation. The Byrd Amend- ment passed, and since 1972 Americans have been im- porting Rhodesian chrome. Rhodesia Target of U.S. Since then, to our shame, the U.S. government has stepped up its drive to de- stroy the government of tan Smith. The constant cry is that Rhodesia is run by "a white minority regime" and that "majority rule" and "one-man, one-vote" will somehow bring about heaven on earth. Never mind that handful of so-called Black Nationalists, Rhodesians of all colors want to be leR alone. Last year, Henry Kissinger went to Africa and enunci- ated official U.S. policy when he told Rhodesia to follow the lead of the rest of Africa, which could only mean that the nation would become another Communist puppet. He even pledged millions in U.S. aid for Rhodesia's new- ly Red beighbors. The whole campaign against Rhodesia is an ex- cellent, though horrifying, example of the pro-Commu- nist attitude of our own government. Rhodesia gets the back of our hand, osten- sibly because a white minor- ity runs the country. But since 1956 there has not been a single opposition party, let alone a wide-open election, in any of the newly indepen- dent African states that our nation does support. Nor is any mention ever made of the Red minorities that run nation after nation in Eu- rope, Asia, and Latin Ameri- ca. Rhodesian~ Support Smith Rhodesia's blacks over- whelmingly support their government. They know that they enjoy better health, education, housing, and eco- nomic conditions than any- one else in Black Africa. The real key to under- standing U.S. support for the drive against Rhodesia is the fact that Rhodesia's govern- ment is implacably anti- Communist. When the Cu- ban-backed Reds took anti- Communist Angola, the U.S. said little. When the Reds seized anti-Communist Mo- zambique, U.S. aid was pledged to help them destroy Rhodesia. And now, when newer technology has found substitutes for formerly essential chrome, the Carter AdminiStration wants to re- peal the Byrd Amendment as a symbol of U.S. opposition to Rhodesia's government. Obviously, the Byrd Amend- ment must not be scuttled. Instead, the campaign to destroy Rhodesia must be stopped forthwith. Copyright 1977 The John Birch Society Features. Warren T. Ferrdl University Extension Agtnt, Crook Range Management Concerns A good attendance of 24 ranchers attended the Crook County Range Management Meeting held at the Hulett Civic Center February 28th. Interest was excellent. We all enjoyed the coffee brewed by Bill Pannell and furnished by the Hulett Co-op, this was much appreciated. The concerns surfacing from the talks of Frank Reuzi A.R.S. Soil Scientist, Harold Alley, Extension Weed Spe- cialist, and Kendall Johnson Extension Range Manage- ment Specialist, was primar- ily keeping our range and pasture lands at optimum production. Invader plants such as noxious weeds, undesirable grasses and woody plants can drastically lower the carrying capacity of grazing lands. Proper rotation sys- tems are also very necessary in order to keep the more desirable plant species from dying out. Use of tame grass pastures --primarily wheat grasses of- fer relief to the native pas- tures during the spring months when the effects of over-grazing is very critical. All in all, management differs considerably on every ranch. The leave half--use half-concept is the ultimate goal if our range and pas- tures continue to produce for optimum grazing capacity. Pine Propagation Researchers at North Car- olina State University are growing new pine trees by planting needles from old trees. This revolutionary method of reproducing pines could make uniformly, high-quality seedlings more readily avail- able, according to Dr. Michael A. Cohen, head of the research project. Growing pines for desir- able characteristics from seed is an uncertain probe- bility because foresters and nurserymen can never be sure that a majority of seed- tings will be genetically identical. Vegetative propa- gation by either stem cut- tings or grafting to gain genetic identity is expensive, time consuming, and uncer- tain due to stock-scion in- compatibility. By compm'ison, the new needle propagation method is relatively simple and will produce seedlings identical to the parent tree. "So far, we've worked only with white pines," says Dr. Cohen, "but I believe the same technique can be ap- plied to other pine species." Dr. Cohen selects five-to- seven year old parent trees that have superior size, shape and growth character- istics. These trees are sprayed in June with a cytokinin-like substance, which causes tiny buds to form at the base of each needle cluster. The needle cluster, or dwarf shoots as they are called, are then removed the following January and placed in a rooting medium of perlite under intermittent mist. Heating cables are located in the perlite bed to hasten rootingof these young plantlets. Rooting usually takes bIARCHI0,1977 place within 90 to 120 days. ARer rooting, the plantlets all who rememl~ered the are placed under green, family with their thoughts house conditions to eveluate and prayers. Your thought- further their genetic poten- fulness will always be appre- tial. ciated. CARD OF THANKS The family of Red Fall would like all who helped to ease the loss of our loved one. We express thanks to all who brought food, sent cards, flowers and monetary giRs; to the Sundance Ma- sonic Uodge 9, AF & AM, for the graveside service; and to THE SUNDANCE TIMES There is room more members in and those interested t ing up for it may extension office or and obtain a list Cake Decorating Class Has Room Basic decorating and pan- oramic Easter eggs will be demonstrated during a cake decorating class to be held in Sundance Mar. 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The class will be taught by Sharon Bundy. The Veterans Lion plans to begin tion of new Richmond, Va., Pines, Fla., this OUT AND MAIL PLEASE ENTER MY HANDLE IN "BREAK 19" (PtttSt PRINT OR TYP[) HANDL[ FCC LICENSE NAME ( ) BASE ( ) MOBILE(Leave |lent If Appitod For) Ckoch Typn ol Unit CHANNFL MONITORED CITY COUNTY ( ) BASE ( ) MOBILE -SSB- CHANNEL MONITORED Check Type of Unit HANDLE CALL LETTERS WHISKEY or OTHEll (For more t~tan one applicalion, enter informa#ion on a 3 x 5 card and mail to addreu shown). 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