Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on October 25, 1962 · Page 14
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Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas · Page 14

Garden City, Kansas
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Thursday, October 25, 1962
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Farm Bill Is Unsound Senators Carlson and Pearson and all five Republican Congressmen in Kansas have expressed their ilrm opposition to the new Farm Bill enacted this year. But none were more outspoken than Senator Clinton Anderson of New Mexico, a democrat, and former secretary of Agriculture, who says that the Freeman bill is one of the worst pieces of legislation ever enacted in Congress. Senator Carlson, who has long been an advocate of a two-price certificate plan, says the provisions in the new bill are "involved, complicated and confusing." Specific Objections Carlson has some specific objections. He does not believe that farmers can afford to take further acreage reductions with bushel allotments unless substitution of acreage is permitted. There is little chance that such substitution (for other grains) can be enacted" prior to next year's referendum, leaving farmers "up in the air" again (for the 1964 crop). Carlson adds that "price supports within a range of 50 to 90 per cent of'parity are authorized, but the Secretary of Agriculture is directed to set them at a level which will not result in an increase is Commodity Credit Corporation stqcks. This would result in price supports at 50 per cent of parity, or 80 cents a bushel-thw equivalent of no program stall." Senator Fearson, Congressman Dole and ^'Congressman Avery have been ^qually outspoken against the freeman bill. Avery says the new bill is "loaded with incentives" for 1963, and "then the boom is lowered on farmers for 1964 and later." 15-£cre Exemption Dole is particularly disturbed about the 15-acre exemption which was added to the bill in belated fashion. "This will add as much as 5*0 million bushels of wheat to next year's production, mostly from eastern states that cannot possibly raise good qual- uty wheat. This will still further add to the surplus and complicate the problems of the western Kansas wheat farmer." Breeding is the lone dissenter in this area. He voted for the bill; he voted for the 15-acre exemption which will add to the surplus, and has been a leading advocate of the Freeman-Kennedy farm proposals from the very beginning. But the confusion and uncertainty created by this kind of legislation, causes difficulties for all who come to grips with the farm problem. Bob Dole Votes For You! ?ir, e c s On These Important Measures in Congress CUBAN AND BERLIN RESOLUTIONS To strengthen the position of the U. S. in c«?e of world crisis. (Dole Voted Yes) FOOD AND DRUG ACT To strengthen provisions to protect consumers. (Dole Voted Yes) POSTAL RATE BILL Including an amendment to prohibit Communist mail subsidy. (Dole Voted Yes) AGRICULTURAL APPROPRIATIONS Including REA, school lunch, PL480 funds to finance expanded exports of surplus wheat and other, commodities. (Dole Voted Yes) OBSCENE LITERATURE To aid in the enforcement of obscene literature laws. (Dole Voted Yes) FOREIGN AID BILL To recomit with instructions to reduce foreign aid by $100 millions dollars. (Dole Voted Yes) TRADE EXPANSION ACT To cooperate with nations of the Free World. (Dole Voted Yes) TO LIMIT OIL IMPORTS Dole introduced an amendment to limit oil imports. It was defeated by the Kennedy forces. SELF EMPLOYMENT RETIREMENT A bill to permit farmers, small businessmen and professional men to establish retirement funds. (Dole Voted Yes) LIMIT FREE MAILINGS Dole voted to limit free mailings by members of Congress at taxpayers' expense. CALL UP OF RESERVES Dole voted to give the President authority to call up reserves in case of world crisis. His Opponent Was Absent and Not Voting On All of the Above Important Measures on Final Passage Dole Missed 7 Roll Call and Quorum Votes the entire session His Opponent Missed 71 in the Last 4 weeks Alone 10 Times as Many Keep A Man on the Job Who Stays on the Job! Full Support Rep. Bob Dole, R-Kan., has given full support in Congress of appropriation bills to supply necessary funds for the Rural Electrification program so es- sential'to agricultural progress. "I voted for all REA appropriations consistent with established congressional policy of getting electric service to farmers," Dole said. "The shortest possible trip into, the farming areas will convince anyone of the necessity for electric power on our modern farms. No Boondoggles "But I want it lyiown I voted against some 'boondoggle' items slipped into REA proposals by the wide-eyed federal spenders. These included .' proposals to build a ski lift, a television transmitter and several other items completely unrelated to the goal of providing electric power for farms." Dole, Republican nominee for re-election from the First Congressional District, said future REA programs will require sizable amounts of federal money and "it will be necessary to devote careful consideration to the need for such funds." As a guide in supporting REA requests for funds, Dole said he followed the REA policy outlined by-th£ full House Agriculture Committee. It set these three yardsticks for consideration of loans for construction of power generating and transmitting facilities: "1. When energy is not available on reasonable terms from any existing source. "2. When the proposed generating plant can produce energy at a lower cost than it could be obtained from any other source. "3. . When the output of such plant will be used mainly for supplying energy for use in rural areas." The committee policy statement added that "decisions on all generation loan applications should take into account fully the willingness of other power suppliers to meet the requirements of the rural electric cooperatives on a reasonable basis." Vigorous, Effective Opposition To Kennedy Spending Schemes Definite Position "Bob is definitely not a "fence- rider" but takes a definite position that leaves no doubt where he stands. I think that's the kind of congressman we need. — Atwood Citizen-Patriot.- Clear Choice "Never has there been such a clear opportunity to choose between two candidates whose political philosophies are as far apart as the two poles," says Richard D. Lowe in the Winona Leader. "If you are in favor of continued foreign aid, increased government controls and spending, medicare, subsidization of education, stricter regulation on agriculture, and all of the New Frontier programs, vote for Breeding," says Lowe. "If you are in favor of cutting government expense, lessening controls on agriculture, reducing the national debt, returning more freedom of choice to the individual, and eliminating some of our useless spending overseas, vote for Dole." "The government plans to spend $1,201,925 to see why baby monkeys Jove their mothers. While the national debt has soared above $300 billion, the government wants to study ways of using shellcracker sunfish to control snails. I do not want to be critical of medical research, but it seems to me that much more care should be exercised in the expenditure of taxpayers' money, even in this important area." — Sen. Harry Byrd (Dem., Virginia). To all of which, Congressman Bob Dole says a fervent amen. Dole has consistently opposed the fiscal extravagance, the wastefulness and the irresponsibility of the Kennedy administration. He has spoken out strongly for the over-burdened and hard-pressed taxpayer, and has called for a "cut in federal spending as the best tax reform." Dole has opposed every one of the 10 major issues which has to do with a larger and more costly federal government. He has opposed programs which would add to the federal payroll, increase" the total budget and twice voted against the increase in the national debt limit. Vigorous, vocal and effective, Bob Dole believes that the 114,000 new federal employees added to the payroll the first year of the Kennedy administration create an added burden for the rest of us; that the debt limit should not be raised and that the government should live within its income. Dole wholeheartedly subscribes to the creed of President Eisenhower: "Belief in sound fiscal policies for our government that will protect the generations following us from engulfment in a bankruptcy by our reckless spending on the wasteful and the futile." Prison Penalties "Prison penalties for farmers who fail to keep records to suit the Secretary of Agriculture were removed from the farm bill by sub-committee action in Washington," says tha Phillips County Review. "Jail sentences had been'pro- vided for, but Bob Dole,'our Republican congressman, led a successful fight to have them stircfcen from the bill." Voted No On Foreign Aid Rep. Bob Dole, R-Kan., declared today he voted against the Foreign Aid Bill because he feels "American taxpayers have neither the obligation nor the capacity to support the world forever." Dole, Republican nominee for Congress from the First District, said he offered an amendment to the Foreign Aid Bill which would have limited its provisions to aid of those countries guaranteeing their people the basic freedoms- speech, press and religion. The amendment was defeated by Kennedy backers. "My opponent, Floyd Breeding, voted with the Kennedy "and helped put through another vast claim upon American dollars, including aid of doubtful value to questionable nations; aid to communist-dominated~countries, and aid to nations which deny their people the basic freedoms." Besides, Dole said, he had offered a bill to forbid a postal subsidy on communist njail in this country- This bill, too, was defeated by the Kennedy Administration. "I felt it wrong to grant a postage subsidy on communist literature,". Dole said. "Our taxpayers should not bear any part of the cost of distribution of subversive literature aimed at destroying our way of life." Dole said he was "very gratified" that an amendment was added to the Postal Rate bill to prohibit this Communist mail subsidy. "With this amendment included," he said, "I voted for the bill." Citing another of New Frontier support by his opponent, Dole said he had opposed the President's proposal to withhold income taxes on dividends and interest and dividends." "Not only would the withholding proposal have added thousands of employes to the federal payroll," Dole said, "it would have subjected the aged and those in low income groups to additional burdens. If enacted, it would have affected every savings account holder, corporation and cooperative." i

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