Clipped From The Hearne Democrat
Letters To The Editor April 25, 1962 The Editor The Hearne Democrat Hearne, Texas Dear Mr. Editor: In your editorial last week concerning the Southern Pacific Railroad Company's request for an overpass or underpass for the tracks in Hearne, it is interesting to observe that your first thought in securing payment for this project is the Federal Government. This is so typical of the thinking of the American people today and makes one wonder what has happened to bring about this change. Our Founding Fathers were the orig|nal "Do It Yourself Patriots. Now the American motto seems to be, "If we think we are unable to manage our own affairs, let the Federal Government do it for us. What does it matter if we lose our birthright in the process?" It seems to be difficult to realize that the government gives us nothing which it has not first taken away. In accepting government aids we are paying much more than we otherwise would, and we are losing our freedoms one by one.* We are only receiving our ''own tax money returned from 'Washington, minus the enormous brokerage fee, and plus endless controls. These controls result in the loss of cherished freedoms, as I have pointed out previously. If we are ever to stop this rapid landslide toward a complete federal bureaucracy, which ii nothing more than a socialist-dictator state, we must start at home with the resolution that "We want to stop all government hand-outs, and we want to start with ourselves." In advocating government aid, in this case Urban Renewal, some argue that the money is already allocated so we might as well get our share. If we are offered a rattlesnake we don't h-ve to 'take him to raise'. Hearne has dealt wii.ii the railroads for nearly 100 years and not once has it been deemed necessary to call on the federal government to finance these transactions. To suggest that such action is necessary now is to underestimate the ability of the citizens of Hearne. These are my opinions, Mr. Editor. I respect fully and hold no grudge against those who think otherwise. I trust I may expect the same courtesy in return. Sincerely, Kenny S. Karney SPAGHETTI DINNER sponsored by St. Mary's Altar Society April 29, Church Annex. Lunch from 11 a. m. to 2:00 p. m. Dinner 5 to 7 p. m. Adults $1.00—Children 50*. 8-2tn R. G. Tunmons and son, Jimmy, visited as guests of his mother, Mrs. Irene Timmoris in Highlands over the Easter weekend. Mr. and Mrs. Harry E. Theiss and children of Liberty visited his brother and family, Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Theiss and Jerry, over the weekend.