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Osage County Republican SERIES, VOLUME 75, NO. 14 LINN, MISSOURI, THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 1965 MEMBER MISSOURI PRESS ASS'N 4 Dead, 4 Hurt in Linn Rest Home Fire' Fire Damage Held LINN FIRE VICTIM'S RITES AT LEBANON Funeral services for Mrs. Emma To One Room of 3-Story Building The death of Charles Mantle, 87, of Linn, Monday evening, raised to four the toll in a fire Saturday night at the Linn Manor Rest Home at Linn. Mr. Mantle died at 6 p.m.

at Still hospital, Jefferson City, where he was taken following the fire. Emma Smith, 87, of Chamois, died at the scene Saturday night of smoke inhalation. Two others died Sunday at a Jefferson City hospital. They were Anton Eisterhold, 68, who was transferred to the rest home recently from the Fulton state hospital, and Katharine Ebeling of Glencoe. Five injured remain in the hospital.

They are Charles Ernstmeyer, 82, of Chamois; William Distler, 80, of Jefferson City: Charles Mantle, 87, of Linn; Josephine Stoner, 85, of Linn, and a man identified only as Mr. Murray, believed to be from Jefferson City. Hospitalized Wednesday morning ere Charles Ernstmeyer, 82, of Chamois; William Distler, 80, of Jefferson City; Josephine Stoner, 85, and Douglas Murray, both of Linn. Perry Kaullen, owner of the home, said the fire started in a waste can in Mr. Ernstmeyer's room at the rear of the first floor of the three story house.

Ernstmeyer was a pipe smoker, Kaullen said. Firemen confined the fire to the one room, although there was considerable smoke damage. There were 42 patients in the home. Quick action by rest home personnel and the Linn fire department confined fire damage to the one room of the brick structure. Fire trucks were also sent to the scene by the Jefferson City and Westphalia fire departments.

Patients were first moved into the nearby home of the rest home owner where several sat huddled under blankets and others lay bundled up on matresses spread on the floors. Many were removed by relatives or were taken to other homes, at least for the night. Ernstmeyer who was reported in critical condition Monday, was said to be "some improved" Wednesday. Gerald Muenks, 76, of Loose Creek, was said to be still "fairly Three other patients who were hospitalized as a result of the fire were said to be in good condition. Charles Mantle Rites Thursday Services for Charles Mantle, 82, are to be 2 p.

m. Thursday at St. John's Methodist Church at Linn. Burial will be in the Voshell cemetery. Mr.

Mantle died Monday evening at a Jefferson City hospital where he was taken Saturday night after a fire at the Linn rest home. Mr. Mantle was born near Linn June 1, 1887, the son of John and Eliza Banks Mantle. He was married May 10, 1900, to Anna Bell Seigs at Voshell, Mo. She preceded him in death.

He is survived by nine sons, Arthur Mantle of Chamois, Gus Mantle of Linn, John and Lester Mantle of St. Louis, Willard Mantle of Kansas City, Roy and Bob Mantle of Linn, and Kenneth and Clarence Mantle of Mexico, Mo. three daughters, Mrs. Laura Seidner of Morrison, Mrs. Sarah Ann Haberger of East St.

Louis, and Mrs. Mary Bell Vaughan of Linn; one brother, Joe Mantle of Bonnots Mill; and 33 grandchildren and 56 great-grandchildren. Nathan G. Wolfe Buried Tuesday At Pilot Knob great grandchildren. He was a retired railroad ee.

Funeral services for Nathan George Wolfe of Belle were conducted Tuesday at the Pilot Knob Baptist Church with Rev. E. L. Dane officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Mr. Wolfe died Saturday, January 16 at a hospital i in Jefferson City after a three months illness. He was born June 14, 1875 at Meta, a son of George and Hannah Porter Wolfe. Im 1916 he married Ruth Baysinger of Meta who died the next year. Mr.

Wolfe is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Jim (Hannah) Kochenberger, seven grandchildren and six Mr. and Mrs. Jake White celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary dents Tuesday, visited them at their home that Jan. 12.

Many area resievening extending congratulations. Marvin Starkes Win Soil-Field Crops Award for 1964 Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Starke of Chamois have been announced the winner of the 1964 Balanced Farming award in soil and field crops. The Starkes have enlarged their crop land to an economical operation.

This, coupled with high yields, have shown high net returns for the year. Mr. Starke professes his yields are not much higher than his neighbors but 16 and one half acreas of beans did yield 40 bushels and counting all the double crop beans seeded after wheat, the entire crop averaged 30 bushels per acre. Twenty acres of corn averaged 100 bushels per acre with the lowest producing field going 85 bushels per acre. Sixty-five acres had 150 pounds of nitrogen applied per acre.

Not all was used this year due to lack of moisture, thus a carry over will be available for 1965. Wheat yields were not too good this year but on most land soybeans was seeded as a second crop, making the returns satisfactory. The Starkes have cooperated the past years in Osage county's intensified soil fertility program with fertility and herbicides plots on corn, wheat and soybeans. Six different herbicides were used on soybeans on his farm below Morrison this past year. He is continually seeking ways to improve crop production.

For their accomplishments they were also presented the Bankers ProAward given each year in cooperation with the College of Agriculture. PICK JURY FOR OSAGE TWO HIGHER COURTS Members of the petit jury to serve for the February term of Osage county circuit court are: Crawford township--Mrs. Esther McFarlane, Mrs. Joe Brandt, Genevieve Flanagan, Clete Branson, Woody Zewicki and Raymond Curley, Alternates are Bob L. Branson, Les: ter Hoffman, George Hollandsworth.

Fred Nolting Dorothy Christopher and Robert Ray Kellogg. Washington township--Edward Bauer, Mrs. Herman Scheulen, Clem Krieg and August Castrop. Alternates are Wilfred Kempker, George Struemph, Martha Schmitz and Mrs. Robert Vossen.

Linn township--Jerome Haslag, Bernadine and Wilfred Kremer. Alternates are Mary Jane Maasen, Clarence Kliethermes and Paul Troesser. Benton Township Emil Vahrenberg, Estil Shobe Martin Lieneke, Lavern Baker and Budnick, Alvern Baker and Joseph Budnic. Alternates are Birdie McKnight, Allen Wiseman, Kenneth Cramer, Harold Vehewald and Eugene Vogel. Jackson township--Polly Lock, Joe Kalaf and Ed Schroeder.

Alternates are William Heckman, Mrs. Anton Van Loo and Alois Bock. Jefferson township--F. J. Tschappler, Jesse Dowler and Mrs.

Earl Castle. Alternates are Arnold Michel, John and Edna Ridenhour. Magistrate Jurors Magistrate jurors who are to serve in the court of Judge Clem C. Gove are: Benton township--Sidney McGraw and William Benne; alternates: August Busse and Harold Boss. Crawford township--Jess Weihr and Charlie Lansford; alternates: Ben Voss and Lucille Curley.

Jackson township--J, H. Humphrey and Ben Weckenborg: alternates: Herman Heckman and Ted Libbert. Jefferson township--Mrs. Herman Goettling and Archie Dahms, alter-! nates: Oscar Ridenhour and Stella Gieck. Linn township--Alphonse Samson and Irmina Starke; alternates: Patience Baker and Frank Troesser.

Washington township -Clarence Winkelman and Joseph Hagenhoff; alternates: Paul Wieberg and Lucille Holterman. Role of the Free Newspaper Is Misrepresented Perennially By SAMUEL S. TALBERT, Ph. D. Chairman, Dept.

of Journalism University of Mississippi The role of the free newspaper is misrepresented perennially by politicians who lose elections. Often the distorted picture is deliberate, because experienced public officials know better. They know that the press attempts to be as fair as possible in its news columns. But a public which does not always understand the various functions of its newspaper may be misled by half-truths. Traditionally, the free editor reserves the right to express his own opinion in editorials, The "stand" of the newspaper is judged by editorial expression.

Yet, in news sections. and in letters to the editor, more space is often given to an opposing viewpoint. In spite of victories during the Roosevelt and Truman elections, Democrats attacked the press. Support: Concern Voiced Over Future Of Federal Farm Aid Plans BERNARD HACKMAN, FORMER MORRISON RESIDENT, DIES Bernard (Ben) Wm. Hackmann of Chamois, former resident of Morrison, died in Missouri Pacific Hospital at St.

Louis Jan. 6 at the age of 74 years. Services were held at St. Mary's Catholic Church at Chamois Saturday, Rev. A.

J. Grellner officiating. Interment was made in the church cemetery. Born at Port Hudson in Franklin county, Mr. Hackmann was a son of the late Bernard and Mary Bardelmeyer Hackmann, and was reared in the Morrison community.

He was married to Miss Francis Zeitzmann, who survives. Mr. Hackmann was employed as a railroad worker with the Missouri Pacific Railroad but had retired. Surviving, besides his wife, are three daughters, Mrs. Raymond (Virginia) Giesing of Affton, Mrs.

Buel (Octavia) Turner, Chamois; and Mrs. Fred (Hazel) Boss, Chamois; two brothers, Edward and George Hackmann of Morrison; three grandchildren, and one great-grannchild. CHARLES RAU, 86. OF CHAMOIS, DIES Charles J. Rau, 86, died Wednesday at his home at Chamois.

Mr. Rau is survived by his wife, Mrs. Martha Rau; three daughters, Mrs. Bertha Overstreet, St. Louis, Mrs.

Marie McDowell, State of Cal ifornia, and Mrs. Laura Cramer, Jefferson City; and one son, John Rau, Chamois. Funeral services were Friday at the United Church of Christ, Chamois. Burial was in Deer Creek Cemetery. Osage County Recertified On Brucellosis Osage county has been, recertified for the second time as a modified brucellosis free area.

The "was the 34th in Missouri to attain modified certified stacus on August 30, 1958. It was recertified in 1961 and again this year. In the process of recertification 254 herds containing 4,244 cattle were blood tested and screening milk ring tests were conducted on 135 herds. Results showed a final herd infection rate of 2.8 per cent and an animal infection rate of 0.41 per cent. In a letter accompanying the new certificate it was recommended: That cattle owners continue the official vaccination of all heifer calves that are to be retained for breeding purposes.

That only officially vaccinated animals from known negative herds in modified certified areas be purchased as herd replacements. That if animals are not of known origin to purchase only officially vaccinated animals that have passed a negative test for brucellosis and tuberculosis and further to maintain them in strict isolation and retest at 30 to 60 day intervals until negative and before adding to the herd. Extension of the certified status will allow sale and movement of non-calfhood vaccinated cattle from herds not under quarantine for a period of one year from date of their recertification test. UNDERGOES SURGERY Alvin Monroe, Linn, underwent surgery at Memorial Hospital in Jefferson City, Friday of last week. Withholding Short Of Taxes Owing For Most Citizens Income tax return season, Jan.

1 to April 15, is bad enough any year, but this year it may appear worse. That's because of the new federal income tax law. Its net result will be that fewer refunds will be granted, and more taxpayers will owe the government than in other years. It may sound unreasonable that, while Congress cut income tax rates, there will be fewer refunds more debts to the Internal Revenue Service but the explanation is that while tax rates were reduced, the amounts withheld from paychecks were further reduced. Simple Forms Knowing this, taxpayers should be less perturbed as they fill out the 1040 and 1040A individual income tax forms used by the majority.

For those who have difficulty, the IRS provides taxpayer assistance service. In Jefferson City the IRS has an office in Room 211 in the U.S. Post Office building. George E. Diesel, administrative officer says his office furnishes assistance and forms five days a week during the tax season, and an extra IRS agent is available on Monday to help with more complex problems and answer technical questions, Forms Needed Diesel said that W2 forms, listing income, should be provided employes by Jan.

31 and if they are not received, the employers should be contacted. Another service available at IRS office is assistance in preparation of forms for persons who are physically handicapped. Diesel said because automatic pro cessing of forms is being started by the IRS it is important that taxpayer social security numbers be ineluded in returns. He urged that taxpayers file early returns so that the IRS will not have to deal with a last-minute flood of returns. There are a number of common errors made in income tax returns.

Unsigned Forms 1. Failure to sign returns, which requires the IRS to then contact the tax filer. 2. Mathematical errors. 3.

Filing before all W2 forms are received. 4. Husbands claiming their wives for exemptions, yet trying to file separate returns. Another big problem, Diesel said, is failure to report dividends and interest from savings accounts. Diesel said that all interest or dividends are required to be reported on tax returns but banks and corporations only send information reports to the government and taxpayers if $10 or more in interests or dividends is paid out.

The tax law change eliminated several previously deductible items, including: Cigarette tax. Liquor tax. Drivers licenses. Auto licenses. Gas tax, sales tax, property taxes are still deductible, along with several other common deductible items like contributions to charity, interest payments, specified taxes, (Continued on page 4) Uncle Zeke From Aud Says: DEAR MISTER EDITOR: My regular pamphlet from the U.

S. Department of Agriculture come last Friday morning and I ain't been able to help my old lady git no chores done around the house on account of reading about the farm situation around the country. My old lady says the worst enemy in the world today a farm wife has got is them pamphlets from the U. S. Department of Agriculture.

First off, some woman that lists herself as head of the Market Division of the Department allowed as how she wanted to say a few words in defense of the grocery stores of America. Just what this has got to do with agriculture, I ain't shore, and she stretched her few words into the second chapter of the Gospel according to Jeramiah, but she had a going point. She claimed American wimmen was complaining the food bill was gitting higher and higher. She says it ain't so, that wimmen was spending more and more at supermarkets and making the mistake of blaming it on food. They was a heap of difference, she claimed, between the supermarket bill and the food bill.

In 1963, fer instant, she reported about half the tooth paste, light bulbs, razor blades, cigaretts, dishes and toilet articles sold in America was bought at supermarkets. Farthermore, she claimed, heap of socks, shirts, towels and such items Freeman's Agency Jarred by Johnson's Proposed Economics Smith, 87, of Chamois, who died Saturday night in the fire at the Linn Monar rest home, were Tuesday. Mrs. Smith was born March 23, 1874, at Loose Creek. She is survived by one daughter-inlaw, Mrs.

Bob Party of Washington, Mo. Mrs. Ervin Butler of Belle is a granddaughter. MRS. ARY E.

WHITE DIES IN REST HOME Mrs. Ary E. White, 81, of Chamois, died Friday night at a Linn rest home after an illness of several weeks. Funeral services were conducted Monday at the Christian Church of Chamois with burial in Woods Cemetery. Survivors include one step-son, John R.

White, Chamois; four nieces and one nephew. Anton Eisterhold Fire Victim, Dies Funeral services for Anton J. Eisterhold, who died early Sunday from injuries received in the fire Saturday night at the Linn Manor Rest Home, were Tuesday at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Rich Fountain. The Rev. Robert Arnold officated.

services were conducted at graveside. Burial was in the parish cemetery. Mr. Eisterhold was born May 24, 1884, at Rich Fountain, the son of Frank Eisterhold. He was an invalid most of his life as a result of injuries suffered in World War I.

He is survived by five brothers, George Eisterhold, Adams, Herman Eisterhold, Austin, Louis Eisterhold, and Peter and Joseph Eisterhold, Rich Fountain; six sisters, Mrs. Cunie Schoenauer, Argyle; Mrs. Gilbert Rau and Mrs. Denny Barringer, both of Atlantic, Sister M. Corona, St.

Louis; Mrs. Fred Mengwasser, Jefferson City; and Mrs. Louis Schulte, Fulton. Earl D. Vaughan Dies in Hospital Earl D.

Vaughan, 72, of Linn, died early Saturday at Charles E. Still Hospital in Jefferson City. He was a retired farmer and carpenter. Mr. Vaughan was born near Linn April 11, 1892, the son of Thomas and Cordelia Tiller Vaughan.

He was first married to Miss Tillie Crow. who died in 1945. On Oct. 31, 1945, he was married to Mary Belle Mantle, who survives. Also surviving are four sons, Herbert Vaughan, Linn, Nelson Vaughan, Modesto, and Bernise Ray and Earl D.

Vaughan of the home; two daughters, Mrs. James Day, Kansas City and Mrs. Orville Howard, Independence; a step-daughter, Mrs. Richard Pope, Hill, a step-son, Robert Lee Mantle, Springfield, nine grandchildren and five great -grandchildren. Mr.

Vaughan was an overseas veteran of World War I and was a mem ber of Chapter 17, Disabled American Veterans, of Jefferson City. Services were conducted Monday at a Linn funeral home chapel, the Rev. Wayne Kidwell officiated, with burial in Linn City Cemetery. Graveside military rites were conducted. MR.

AND MRS. MARVIN STARKE, Chamois, are presented 1964 Balanced Farming award in soil and field crops. Roy Pettrick (right), administrative assistant for Production Credit Association, Jefferson City, makes presentation. Herbert Fechtel Repeats As Beef Award Winner Prison Terms For Two Breaking In Owens' Club House Randall L. Hadley and Richard Roy Hadley, uncle and nephew each 22 years old, have been sentenced to two terms in the state penitentiary on the charge of breaking and entering.

Both entered pleas of guilty to breaking into the Ken Owens club house on the Gasconade river near Cooper Hill where two guns were taken. Other club houses in the area were broken into and later Osage County Sheriff Richard Dudenhoeffer, and the state patrol recovered nine guns taken from the houses and sold by the Hadleys to an auction company at Fenton. Ex-convicts, the Hadleys were taken to the penitentiary Friday. Cases set for trial during the January session of Osage county circuit court follow: State vs. Francis Driscoll, Feb.

19; State vs. Clarence Campbell, Feb. 23: State vs. David Michelis, Feb. State vs.

John L. Bias, Feb. 5: State vs. John Hoffman, passed to February 8. Other actions were: William F.

Carwile vs. Elia H. Dennis, suit for damages, dismissed by plaintiff. Ben Eikerman vs. Ester Eikerman, et.

partition suit, set for Feb. 8. Anthony Castaldi, et, al. vs. Joe Elmer Allen, damages, passed.

Victor Lange vs. Chesley Ridenhour, damages, passed to Feb. 8. St. John's United Church vs.

Floyd Huebler, et. suit to determine title, Judge Jos. T. Tate disqualified himself and directed 1 Supreme Court to assign judge to assume jurisdiction. Roger O'Leary vs.

Hubert Dudenhoeffer et. damages, motion for new trail overruled. Majestic Building Materials Corp. vs. Donald R.

Rhoads, equity division, cross claim of separate defendant, E. C. Robinson Lbr. filed in open court. Anchor Lumber Co.

vs, Donald R. Rhoads, et. suit to enforce mechanics lien, trial stayed pending outcome of equity case. Haag Real Estate Co. vs.

Boyd Lamb, suit on contract, defendant's motion to dismiss presented, leave given plaintiff to file amended petition on or before January 30. Hilary Bucker vs. John Louis Shockley, et. dismissed by plaintiff without prejudice. Arline Wittkop vs.

Francis Wittkop, divorce, case set for February 8. State vS. Jerome Kampeter, damages, set for trial March 26. Ray Helling vs. John A.

Pruitt, et. suit on note, defendant's motion to dismiss overruled. Defendant's motion count 1, motion to dismiss sustained; on count 2, overruled. Leave given plaintiff to file amended petition on or before March 1. Jacob Wilder, et.

vs. Larry L. Haslag, damages; motion to dismiss overruled. Set for trial by jury Feb. 24.

Janice Wilder by next friend vs. Larry Haslag, motion to dismiss overruled. Edna Scippis vs. Amy King, et. suit to quiet title.

set for trial April 15. James Hartley vs. Kenneth E. Oidtman et. damages; set for trial by jury June 3.

Selma Seifert vs. Homer E. Turner, et. damages; passed to Feb. 8 for setting.

Marvin A. Seifert et. al. vs. Homer E.

Turner, et. damages; passed to Feb. 8 for setting. Herbert. Nichols, et.

al. vs. Reuel Gaume, et. suit on contract; motion to dismiss heard, leave giv(Continued on page 4) For the second consecutive year, Herbert Fechtel of Westphalia has been named winner of the annual Osage County balanced farming beef award. feeds 75 head of brood cows.

Rotating them on six pastures and three ponds. He also uses automatic watering facilities and some springs. In 1958, the Hereford herd was crossed with a Hereford and Charbray bull and this year the first 7-8 Charbray calves are due as 40 heifers were added to the herd last Fechtel was the first in the county conduct performance tests and his records go back to 1958. Fall calves in his 1957 herd averaged 360 pounds on 210 day adjusted weights. In 1963 the fall calves hit 507 pounds for the record high in 1964 they eraged 501 and one-half pounds.

Handling of the herd is facilitated through use of field lanes, cattle guards, a loading chute, cutting chute, weighing arrangement and board fench lots. A total of 103 acres of pasture has been seeded and fertilized to soil best. Eight more acres were top-dressed last spring and 100 acres this fall. Fechtel combines his pasture feeding with a program of silage, alfalfa, sudan and milo. Two performance tested 15-16 Charolais bulls are to be delivered this month at which time sire analysis records will be started in a further effort to improve the weight and grade of calves.

REDEL PARTICIPATES IN FLOOD RELIEF OPERATIONS Airman Recruit Michael T. Redel, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. George M. Redel of Freeburg, participated in flood relief operations off coast of Eureka, Calif.

aboard the antisubmarine aircraft carrier USS Bennington. Helicopter squadrons from the Bennington flew 162 missions over the flood ravaged area. They delivered 161,000 tons of supplies, evacuated 167 people and accumulated 213 hours of flight time. The Bennington provided supply support to the squadrons. ROBERT VOSSENS WIN BANKERS ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Mr.

and Mrs. Robert Vossen of Linn won the Banker's Achievement award for 1964. During their tenure in the Balanced Farming Association, they have made much progress. In 1961 they completed their 10 year plan by constructing their hay barn. Since that time they have changed their operation and are building to a 50 head beef herd on their farm.

The Vossens were county winners in 1951 and district representatives that year also. LAWRENCE LUECKE SONS ELECTED TO ANGUS ASSN. Lawrence Luecke Sons, Westphalia, have been elected to membership in the American Angus Association at St. Joseph, announces Glen Bratcher, secretary. This membership was one of 550 issued to breeders of registered Aberdeen-Angus in the United States during the past month.

MRS. YATES HOSPITALIZED Mrs. Wilfred Yates of Hannibal and formerly of Linn was admitted to the hospital there Tuesday of last week for tests and observation. Cecil Kuster and sister Mrs. Ed Schnitzler visited her Wednesday of last week.

TO NEW YORK Jim Kemmer departed Friday for New York, where he will attend school. He has been employed by IBM in Columbia for the past few years. Mr. and Mrs. William E.

Schaefer are the parents of a daughter born Monday at Charles Still Hospital in Jefferson City. A big question mark- -looked upon apprehensively by many hangs over the future of federal farm aid programs. President Lyndon B. Johnson put it there in a surprisingly brief referrence to the farm problem in his message on the state of the Union. What he said has rocked the Department of Agriculture and strong supporters of big farm programs in and out of Congress.

The Chief Executive instructed Secretary of Agriculture Orville L. Freeman to find ways of saving money on his agency's commodity programs which put several billion dollars a year into pockets through subsidies and price supports. Gordon Shaping Policy The implications of Mr. Johnson's instructions are significant. In the first place, most farm leaders agree that Budget Director Kermit Gordon is playing an important part, if not the principal guiding role, in determining the direction of the Administration's future farm policies.

Gordon believes that much of the money spent on these programs goes to farmers who do not need financial aid from the Government. Farm leaders are wondering whether Freeman, who has advocated the programs that would be cut, will be able to come up with revisions that will suit Mr. Johnson. This perhaps will not be known until late the month or early next month, when Mr. Johnson's farm message is scheduled to go to Congress.

Dilemma for Freeman Freeman finds himself in an uneasy spot. He is being pressured by strong forces which backed the Democrats in the elections last year provide farm programs that will put more money into producer pockets. These include, besides members Congress from farm states, the National. Farmers Union, the National Grange, the National Farmers Or ganization, the Missouri Farmers Association and the National Rural Electric Co- operative Association. It is apparent that Freeman cannot carry out their recommendations and at the same time follow the instructions of his boss, the President.

The backers of strong federal intervention in agriculture are beginning to speak out. Herschel D. Newsom, master of the National Grange, said in a speech at Tampa, after the presidential message was delivered, that Mr. Johnson's war on poverty cannot be won by "further reduction in agricultural prices, whether that reduction is the result of market forces or the withdrawal of government Senator George McGovern South Dakota, said in a letter to Freeman that he is "extremely disturbed" by "a decision at some levels in the executive branch to reduce agricultural budgets regardless of the urgency of the need for the programs involved." Freeman May Leave It is possible that differences could was going on the supermarket bill. I was discussing this matter with my old lady and she figgered, come to think about it.

the woman was right, that nowadays supermarkets sold just about everthing, and wimmen was lumping bill together and calling it groceries. How the so ever, allowed my old lady, if you bumped into a bunch of auto tires and lawn mowers you was in the wrong place. You was probable in a drug store. I brung this item up at the country store Saturday night and Ed Doolittle was of the opinion the whole plan of living in this world was swapping ends and gitting out of focus. He said he had saw in the papers where we got 190 million Americans and ler ever 1,000 persons they was being served by 1.2 doctors, service station workers and 13 Federal civilian employees.

Clem Webster was agreed with Ed. claimed we was now buying wimmen's hose at the drug store, garden hose at the department store and aspirin tablets at the supermarket. He reported he had even saw in the papers where a mill in North Carolina had shipped 200,000 diapers to a African country where the men was wearing 'em fer head turbans. Clem allowed as how this was about as far as you can git with swapping ends. Yours truly, Uncle Zeke arise among Administration forces that might well lead to Freeman's departure as Secretary of Agriculture and appointment to another government post.

There has been 1 much speculation in recent weeks that former Gov. Buford Ellington of Tennessee would cucceed Freeman. Nowhere is the apprehension regarding future farm programs greater that at the Agriculture Department. Any considerable reduction in farm program activities could adversely affect many employes. Consteration being felt in strongfarm-program circles is being balanced by expressions of satisfaction among those who long have opposed big farm outlays.

Chief among these is the influential American Farm Bureau Federation. It has been waging a fight to reduce Government's role in farming. Farm Bureau President Charles B. Shuman told reporters last week that few members of the Eighty-ninth Congress made promises to vote for farm programs because, he said. they have come to realize that, with a declining farm population, there is little "political mileage' in supporting strong farm legislation.

President Johnson has indicated that money saved on big programs affecting wheat, feed grains, cotton, rice, peanuts and the like, wouId be used to provide greater assistance to the low-income families in rural America. Much of the effort in these programs would be in the direction of helping to develop new rural employment opportunities outside of agriculture. Analyzing the possible political effects of such a shift in farm program spending, some politicians have pointed out that there are many more rural people in the low income brackets that could be helped than the number of big farmers who would be hurt by reducing crop subsidies. Furthermore, they say, many of the big farmers are Republicans, (ers of Mr. Goldwater have given similar vent to their frustrations.

Both parties, unwittingly, have commended the press. For, as every editor knows, news columns have far more to do with the formation of opinion than editorial expression. Like the advertiser, the politician presents his offerings. Newspapers give space worth billions of dollars to opposing sides. Before a campaign ends the American voter is saturated with information about jor candidates.

For one reason or another choice of candidates are based on public demand at a particular time. The "stand" of a newspaper probably has no more final effect than the generalized claims of an advertiser who faces a competitor which promised to meet the needs of the consumer with specific benefits..

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