THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 1969 THE REGISTER-NEWS — AIT. VERNON, ILLINOIS 3-B They Love Junk Mail By HAL BOYLE .. ..' NEW YORK (AP) — Junk mail is regarded by most people as one of the major nuisances of our limes. Or so they say. "Why does the postman clutter up our mailbox with this tripe?" they say. They say, "It must cost the government millions of dollars to deliver this junk." That's what they say—but do they really mean what they say? In most cases they probably don't. They are simply kidding themselves. Secretly they love junk mail. For junk mail serves a needed purpose in our rut-ridden civilization. It bolsters small egos and acts as a cheerleader in starved lives. For example, let us suppose you are Henry Quietus Abernathy. You don't really amount to much in the big world's eye. You haven't done much in the past, and the likelihood is that you won't do much in the future. At office or factory your boss regards you as a small cog, a chair filler or wrench turner. At home your frowzy wife eternally berates you for not earning more money. If you try to order your kids to do something, they laugh at you. Even your fond mother in her heart thinks of you as the dullest of her brood. Yes, poor Henry Quietus Abernathy, you are a human nullity, pretty small potatoes indeed. You are, that is, until you come home and pull out a double handful of junk mail from your crowded letter box. Ah, then you come into your own, Henry Quietus Abernathy. You are not at a last-place runner in the human race to the junk mail people. To them Henry Quietus Abernathy is Mr. Big —a VTF, a Very Important Fellow. They ask your help, don't they, Henry? They need your help, don't they, Henry? Corporations asks you to test their new prodocts. "What do you think of our new plastic walnut wipers, Mr. Abernathy?" Politicians beg for yur support. 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Egypt and Israel have the only mojor warships. Other navies consist primarily of torpedo and patrol boats. Goldwater Speech Writer Now Stands With New Left By HARRY F. ROSENTHAL Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Barry Goldwater's chief speechwriter in the 1964 presidential campaign— the man who wrote the famed "extremism" speech— now speaks approvingly of the New Left. "Technically," says Kai'l Hess, "I am an anarchist." Hess, who helped draft both the 1960 and 1964 Republican Party platforms, said in an interview that, "I take my stand with the anti-authoritarians, and so does the New Left." "I'm opposed to authority, to state authority at every level and in every area," he said. —"I think people should have the absolute right to their own lives and the control of them and I thought this is what the Republican Party stood for. I think it's turning out not to be the case." 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He also insisted that his thinking on extremism hasn't changed, and thta his progression from the Political Right to New Left, involved merely a return to his basic philosophical position—"liberatrianism.'' "This is one of the reasons I find many of the statements and actions of SDS (Studetns for a Democratic Society) very satisfying. Because they're following the precept of the Declaration of Independence." That precept, said Hess, is "that if the government steadily enci-oaclies on the freedom of the individual . .. that it's the right and the responsibility of the people to overthrow the government ..." As Hess' words echoed opi- -o- -o- -o- j nions popular among campus radicals, so did his appearance, i notably a gold turtle neck shirt, lumberjack boots and sideburns at ear lobe length. He granted the interview in offices from which he and an old colleague in the cause of conservative politics, columnist Ralph de Toledano, put out a Washington news letter. It should be noted that de Toledano, who wasn't present, has shown no sign in his writings that his convictions have — altered. Elaborating upon his own change of viewpoint, Hess argued: "There used to Ix; a very strong libertarian tradition on the right" even to opposing imperial foreign policies on —the ground that "you can't have the state so powerful that, it can go rampaging around — the world without having a state so powerful that it can coerce people at home." "The rise of the Soviet Union, however, introduced this really fanatic anti communism ... so that a lot of people, including myself, said: 'Look, because of the threat of Soviet Communism we've got to forget all of this tradition and we've got to have a very powerful state now to combat this monster.' That's where conservatism grew up to what we now know as the conservative position." 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