Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on October 25, 1962 · Page 13
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Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas · Page 13

Garden City, Kansas
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Thursday, October 25, 1962
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Dole-Voting Record (Continued from page 1.) Where was Breeding? He did not vote. Dole voted for the Postal rate bill, including an amendment to prohibit the Communist mall subsidy-something he had been trying to get done for months. Breeding wasn't there to vote. , Dole voted for the Agricultural Appropriations bill, which makes money available, among many other things, for school lunches, REA, PL480 to finance expanded exports of surplus wheat and other commodities. Breeding didn't even make it back to* Washington fQr this! Opponent Still Absent Dole voted to send the foreign aid bill back to committee to reduce the appropriation by $100 million. Breeding was still absent Dole voted yes on final passage of the trade expansion act to cooperate with nations of the Free World. Breeding was hot there. Dole voted for a-self-employed retirement bill to permit farmers, small business men and professional men to establish retirement funds. But Breeding didn't vote. Dole voted to limit free mailings by members of Congress, and Breeding, who still wasn't there, was flooding the mails with "box- holder" material mailed free under his franking privilege at taxpayers' expense. Some time ago, Dole introduced an amendment to limit oil imports. It was defeated by the Kennedy administration. Breeding "took a powder," and did not vote. He opposes Kennedy spending schemes, increases in the debt limit, the mandatory Freeman farm bill and increased controls. Basic Beliefs Bob Dole believes our future growth and prosperity depend upon the initiative and ingenuity of a free people;, upon an economic climate which encourages the spirit, the aims, the ambitions of individual Americans, working together through education, research and training to build a better future for our children and grandchildren. Bob Dole believes farm income must be maintained without loss of farm freedoms. He will continue to work for Voluntary action;, against mandatory controls, jail sentences and harsh fines for farmers ai he has in the past. Bob Dole will continue to oppose the Kennedy grab for power;, the expensive Kennedy spending schemes which will add to the crushing burdens of the American taxpayer. His philosophy is sound;, he is a vigorous and effective fighter for our area, and will never be a "rubber stamp" for anybody. A MODEST FAMILY COTTAGE - The Dole's live in a snug 4-room bungalow at Russell. Mrs. Dole and daughter, .Robin, are discussing a sc'.iool workbook lesson. Freeman Attack Boon To Dole's Campaign To Dole's Credit "The magazine (Time) then puts it all in a nutshell by stating that Breeding is a "Liberal Democrat" and Dole is a "Conservative Republican" and they don't agree on anything. And we might add-To Dole's credit.-Pratt Daily Tribune. Secretary Freeman has demonstrated clearly to First District voters, and to the nation, that he deals not only in half- truths but also in half-sentences. Smarting from Rep. Bob Dole's dogged insistence that the Billie Sol Estes scandal in Texas be investigated thoroughly the secretary snatched a few words from a sentence written by • Dole, deliberately distorted their intent, then launched into a political tirade against Dole. Shocking revelations of Agriculture Department actions in dealings with Estes should convince Freeman and the voters that Dole does not know how to run from a fight. Dole had written the secretary. In his letter was this sentence: "It seems to me that wheat should remain in the general area where it was produced, if storage spac<; is available, and should be moved only to meet domestic and export needs." Searching frantically for a political peg to hang his troubled hat, Freeman cut this sentence in half, putting his own period after the word "produced." With this Freeman-made sentence, the secretary then jumped into political water well over his head. He accused Dole of favoring storage of grain rather than its sale toJapan Six Basic Reasons There are six basic reasons why Secretary Freeman would stoop to such ridiculous vituperation. Once they are understood, voters will better understand Freeman's foolishness. These are the reasons: 1. Bob Dole introduced the first resolution (April 16, 1962) calling for a complete investiga- tion .of the Billie Sol Estes case which has rocked the Department of Agriculture to its foundations. Freeman didn'i like this. 2. Bob Dole first exposed the fact that 5.2 million bushels of wheat grown in our area had been shipped to Estes elevators in West Texas after his machinations were known to USDA officials. Freeman didn't like this. 3. In June, 1962, Congressman Dole forced legal counsel for the USDA to publicly admit before the House Agriculture Committee that there were new and harsh penalities against farmers in the Freeman farm bill, including jail sentences and fines up to $5,000. And Freeman didn't like this. 4. Bob Dole offered an amendment to the Agriculture appropriations bill to prohibit the use of public funds to lobby for and promote pending farm legislation. Taxpayers should not foot the bills for lobbyists. But Freeman's forces defeated this bill and the public still pays for USDA lobbying activities. 5. Dole voted against Freeman's scheme to ship 126 million bushels of wheat to metropolitan areas under the guise of Civil Defense. Rep. Albert Thomas, Texas Democrat, denounced the Freeman proposal as a "gigantic boondoggle." Dole was in the forefront of the fight against it. Freeman didn't like that, either. 6. Dole was a vigorous and effective fighter against Freeman's compulsory farm bill, against Freeman's request to establish marketing quotas on 256 farm commodities (including livestock), and against the political transfer of feed grain acreage from Kansas to other states. Dole was vocal, effective, zealous in leading the fight against the Free- Will Disavow Supporters Too often, intense campaigns for high public offices are marred by over-enthusiastic supporters who feel they aid their candidate's cause by ripping down the signs and posters of his opponent. Rep. Bob Dole, Republican nominee for Congress from the First District, today announced that he will disavow the support of any person tampering with the political placards of his opponent or of any other candidate for any office. "These acts," Dole declared, "are outright vandalism-childish behavior which has no place in a general election campaign." man proposals. Freeman certainly didn't like that. 7. Bob Dole offered an amendment to the Agricultural Appropriations bill to prohibit the use of public funds to lobby for and promote pending farm legislation. Freeman didn't like this. Freeman Frenzy For these reasons, the secretary chopped a sentence in half in a sorry attempt to put words in Dole's mouth that Dole did not say. To the Freeman frenzy, Dole replied simply and in these words: "We should move, every bushel of grain we can sell, and I hope we sell it all. "But until there is a market for the grain, it should not be shifted from one location to another, and should be retained in the area where it is grown, stored on the farm and at country elevators to eliminate unnecessary shipping expense. "When there is a market for the grain, by all means, it should be moved." Who Represents The Big First? Last week was a crucial week in Washington. Under consideration were the; bills to call up reserves by the President if a greater emergency demands it; Congressional resolutions demanding some administration action on Cuba; conferences on the foreign aid bill and several other issues of great importance. And who was there working? Congressman Bob Dole cancelled any appointment he may have had in his Western Kansas campaign and remained in Washington because there was important work to do. Congressman Floyd Breeding kicked off a week long campaign in the Big First... and kept up a full schedule of campaigning for r<s-election to the Congress which at the time was considering that important legislation. ~. There is a tight race for reelection between the two Congressman from the .consolidated district, and both men probably needed the campaign time equally. But Congressman Dole stayed on the job in Washington for important legislation to be faced. That is one of the ways he has acquired his reputation as a hard working,'sincere Representative, doing the job for which he was elected, representing the conservative thinking of conservative western Kansas, where constitutional government still gets more than lip service.-Jay Baugh in the Ulysses News. Tax Reform Sorely Needed Rep. Bob Dole, R-Kan., says that while tax reform and revision are sorely needed, "the tax reform that would help most would be a cut in federal spending." "But President Kennedy carefully avoids that subject," the Republican nominee for re-election in the First Congressional District noted. "Instead, the New Frontier spokesmen send up trial bal- lons about eliminating the extra $600 exemption for persons over 65-the very persons hit hardest by advancing prices and advancing taxes because they live largely on fixed incomes. "Or they speak of eliminating the deduction for income tax purposes of interest paid on mortgages by the old and the young struggling to buy their own homes. They also speak of the elimination of joint return benefits." Dole suggested strongly that if President Kennedy pulls into Kansas with his New Frontier in this campaign, he should be prepared to say what sort of tax legislation he has in mind to aid the small taxpayer. "So far, the things talked about the most would hit small taxpayers the hardest," Dole said. "It is all very well to talk about a tax cut, but Kansans are smart enought to know that one way or another, the bill for huge federal spending must be paid. They know, too, that a reduction in government costs would be the best tax reform we could enact." Bob Dole Vigorous, Tireless on Campaign Trail

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