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The Reception Committee Drew Pearson Lame Duck Senator Tours World On Public Money The Palm Beach Post A JOHN H. PERRY NEWSPAPER John H. Parry Jr. Prat. W . W . Aturbury Jr , Trana Ctcil B. Ktllty. Publuhtr, Ganaral Maaafar R. H Kirkpalricl, Editor C. E. Naubautr, Ei Edilor R. Mtrla Ellis. Circulation Diraalor Published Etch Day Eicapt Saturday a)ld Sunday at 2751 South Dili., WtM Pain Baach, Fit. 33402 By Parry Publications, Inc. Stcond claia poataie paid at Watt Palm Beach, Florida Mem bar ol the Associated Press THa Associated Press is eiclusively entitled to the use lor republicatioa ol all nawa Member Audit Bureau ol Circulation SI MM KimON tUTlM A..ll Petl A Saaday I year 6 montha 3 montha 1 week . . . 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Whatever information Long may pick up on these subjects, of course, will be of no value to the Senate. By the time the Senate meets again, Long will no longer be a member, so he will be unable to report his findings. Furthermore, he Is a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Banking Committee, neither of which has anything to do with foreign aid or military assistance. One of his most Interesting side excursions will be a train trip Into the Swiss Alps from Nov. 17 to Nov. 20. Switzerland receives neither foreign aid nor military assistance from the United States and there are no American outposts in the Swiss Alps. The winter scenery, however, is breathtaking. Since the Post Office has now started to bill Senators for campaign material that they mailed under their free mailing privilege, perhaps the Pentagon ought to start collecting from Senators who take vacations at the taxpayers' expense. The biggest loser in Tuesday's election was George Wallace, yet he seems to be the only one who doesn't know it. Wallace has already Indicated to his aides that he. will return to the stump, offering slogans instead of solutions in a bid to strengthen his third party and make another try for President in 1972. It might be a good Idea, therefore, to take a careful look at the Wallace record. 1. Wallace promised to make the streets safe, yet more murders were committed on the streets of Alabama under him than In any other state In the nation. 2. He denounced the demonstrators who heckled him and howled on the streets. They were following the example he set when he defied the law by standing In the doorway of the University of Alabama at which time his own followers took to the streets screaming obscenities and provoking violence against federal troops and marshals. 3. Wallace pledged that he would return power to the people. As governor of Alabama he appropriated more personal power than any other chief executive in the history' of that state. During the recent campaign he also implied that if elected he would assume police powers now belonging to the states and cities. 4. Wallace proclaimed during his recent campaign that he was against high taxes and federal spending. During his four years as governor, Alabama's debts shot up 72 per cent, in contrast to the national debt which increased only six per cent. Li other words, Wallace's state debt increased 12 times faster than Johnson's national debt, even though LEI was paying for a war in Vietnam. Wallace also gave Alabama a one per cent sales tax on meat, bread, medicines and other retail goods, a two-cent tax on every bottle of beer and a one-cent Increase In the cig-aret tax. He Imposed more taxes on the people of Alabama than any two previous administrations combined. 5. Wallace talked about the big federal payroll, yet under him Alabama's payroll went up 76 per cent and the number of employees Increased 45 per cent. 6. He declared in his campaign speeches that education would get his No. 1 priority as President. Yet in Alabama, education dropped to 49th place in the nation when Wallace was governor and to 50th place at the end of his wife's term. WASHINGTON The Army has sent a confidential cable to military posts and embassies around the world, instructing them to roll out the red carpet for Sen. Ed Long, (D-Mo.), who will retire from the Senate one month after he returns from his last fling at the taxpayers' expense. He Is accompanied on his round-the-world junket by his wife and a secretary'. Helen Dunlop. "Request local escort officer be assigned in each area to meet and assist," instructs the cable. "Local escort should present Sen. Long with in-country Itinerary each stop for his approval. "Request military sedan be made available where possible. "Request military aircraft be provic1 d from Istanbul, Turkey, on 30 Oct. till arrival London, England, on 12 Nov. Request this office be Informed of type of military aircraft and flying times." In Europe, Long will travel at military expense. Elsewhere he will take commercial flights paid for by Senate funds, but will pay for his wife's fare himself. The cable also lists the hotels where the Longs would like to stay and directs government officials to make reservations. These include the Royal Hawaiian, Honolulu; Hong Kong Hilton, Hong Kong; Royal Hotel, Katmandu; Oberoi Intercontinental, New Delhi; Baghdad Hotel, Baghdad; Excelsior, Naples; Castellana Hilton, Madrid; George V, Paris; Carlton-Tivoll, Lucerne; and Bristol House, Oslo. "Request reservations, one single with bath adjoining one double room with twin beds and bath," states the cable. "If hotels as listed In itinerary are not available or where hotels are not listed, request you make reservations at first-class hotels." Probably with tongue In cheek, the officer who prepared the cable also stated: James Reston , fl'l' fn Vote Of 'No Confidence In The Administration Humphrey Fought Hard Without Losing Friends This feat of obtaining a majority without most of the East was accomplished once before, when President Wilson in 1916 won a second term. In the states east of the Mississippi he got only Ohio and New Hampshire, plus the South and border states. The 1916 election was a difficult one to forecast, and this correspondent made a final table showing Wilson receiving a minimum of 267 electoral votes, with 266 needed to win. The tabulation seemed Incredible even on election night, when all the New York newspapers, Including those which had supported Wilson, conceded victory to Hughes at 9 p.m. But Joseph P. Tumulty, who was private secretary to President Wilson, Ignored this and told the reporters there would be no conceding unless this writer's tabulation was disproved. Close elections are not unusual In American history, but the delays In counting the ballots In some states and the presence of a third-party ticket produced this year uncertainty and deep anxiety on election night. When the electoral votes are examined, It will be observed that the states with a large farm population helped to swing the election to Nixon. This assisted In getting the electoral votes of both North and South Carolina something unusual for a Republican presidential nominee to gain. WASHINGTON There are various ways of explaining how Richard M. Nixon won the presidency. But the significant fact Is that the American people, bv a vote of approximately 41,000,000 out of 72,000,-000, expressed themselves in opposition to the Democratic administration and thus gave what Is known under the parliamentary system as a "vote of no confidence." For certainly the votes for Nixon, which were nearly 31,000,000, and those for Wallace, which were about 10,000,-000, came from citizens who did not endorse the policies of the Johnson administration. But, It will be argued, the Democrats got a majority in the House of Representatives and retained a majority in the Senate. Many of the Democratic members of Congress who won their contests this year, however, were able to create in the minds of the voters the feeling that they had disassociated themselves from the administration on some vital questions In the past. On many Issues, moreover, there will be a coalition in the new Congress of Democrats from the South and border states who will Join with Republicans from the East, Middle West and West to produce a majority. There was doubt about whether any candidate would get an electoral-vote majority in the presidential contest mostly because ballots were not counted quickly enough to Victor Riesel that made him run over and kiss the television set when he was finally nominated at Chicago; the Impulse that makes him talk on and on, and even the Instinct that made him stick with President Johnson when this was obviously a political handicap it Is precisely this natural quality that brought him the most criticism but also brought him the most affection even from his political opponents in the end. It would be silly to be too gloomy or sentimental about the vice president. Unlike most men who never achieve their dreams, he has gone far beyond the dreams of his youth (which Is also true of Nixon). Home holds no terrors for him. He has not been corrupted by power or success. He V,: jsJ MONDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 11, 1968 The Taxpayers' Friend The taxpayers DO have a friend. His name is fiscal Note. With 48 state legislatures convening in 1969 likely to be faced by increased tax and spending proposals, the state taxpayer, says Tax Foundation, Inc., may be glad to have this friend in his corner. In 1967, last year when most legislatures met, more than S2.5 billion in tax increases was enacted. Early indications are that 1969's total may be higher if all demands for increased services are met by new spending-taxing plans. The "fiscal note" practice of attaching a price tag to proposed state legislation dealing with spending or taxes, or debt, began in Wisconsin in 1957. Since then, 28 other states have adopted, either on a formal or an informal basis, a system of "fiscal note" use. Generally speaking, under the price tag concept, every new bill introduced involving spending, liabilities or revenue, should have an estimate of what the bill will cost. By using "fiscal notes," legislators and the public get the needed information to use in considering a financial measure. Nearly all of the states with such systems require exact and extensive information about fiscal bills not only the short-term impact, but the long-term one too. Requests for a "fiscal note" to go along with proposed spending or taxing legislation may be sent to a particular office in the legislative or executive branch. If the authority applied to is unable to provide an accurate estimate of a bill's cost, some states require an explanation of why the information is not available. The system, say its advocates, helps point out hidden or unforeseen costs of legislation; helps detect non-fiscal implications and technical defects in a bill; and provides all legislators with information which otherwise might be available only to the committee considering the measure. Supporters of "price tagging" say its use is imperative in view of rising state and local government costs; opponents claim the greater need is for improved budgetary procedures or for better staffing of legislative committees. "Fiscal note" advocates admit there may be some time lost by requiring price tag information, but say that over-all, sound legislation is likely to result. Which, in our book, makes it a friend indeed. Laws And Liberties A 22-year-old British anarchist has made a fantastic discovery. "Majority rule is an illusion," pronounces Stuart Christie. "Freedom is the absence of government. Laws do not give liberty, they draw lines around it." Why no one has ever realized this before is a mystery. It is so obvious when you think about it. Everything we do in our daily lives, from the important to the trivial, every situation that brings us into contact with other people, is ringed around with countless laws, ordinances and prohibitions that limit our personal freedom. Not only is one forced to contribute of his own wealth to pay the salaries of people one does not even know, one cannot drive across town without being forced to stop dozens of time to allow others to have the right of way. The horror of it all is that if we don't pay our taxes and don't obey traffic regulations, what little freedom we have can be taken from us. Yet, somehow, we are not impressed with the insight of this young thinker. There are, of course, unnecessary laws, silly laws and downright evil laws. But that is merely to say that men are imperfect. And because they are imperfect, no laws at all would be infinitely worse. Just laws are an impediment only to those whose social conscience, whose sense of responsibility toward their fellows, is absent or undeveloped. Some men would behave decently if no laws existed at all, but, unfortunately, their number has always been too few to make anarchy practical. Thus we would revise Christie's dictum to say: "Absolute freedom is an illusion. Chaos Is the absence of government. Laws do not limit , liberty but draw lines around chaos, thereby enhancing the liberty of all." This, too. is an obvious truth. It is passing strange that after 6,000 years of recorded human history, it still needs to be repeated. Blacks Demand A In Trillion Dollar announce the result Tuesday night and because a third ticket was in the field. As this correspondent pointed out in his final forecast on the day before election, the important fact to be borne In mind was that Nixon could win the election and have seven votes above the 270 majority needed without getting the electoral votes of New York, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Massachusetts, Texas and New Jersey. Nixon did, however, carry New Jersey, and, when the final count in all states is completed, he may have added the votes of one or two other states to the 299 electoral votes he had on Wednesday. Essentially, Nixon was the victor by winning the border states, the Far West and the Middle West, though getting only Delaware, Ohio, New Jersey, New Hampshire and Vermont In the East. down and rebuild it. That's the law. The poor must participate. Black workers must be hired. But who speaks for the poor? There are wars within wars. Militants and moderates battle each other. For every community there are three, five, len community action groups. Federal officials say that's really not their problem. They want "affirmative action." And they have a "quantitative approach." The contractors and the unions must find the minority workers, train them, place them, promote them. Otherwise contracts will be withheld as In Cleveland and New York, by the tens of millions of dollars. But what is the proportion of black to w hite? A Harlem conference on community control says it wants 50 per cent of the work force or the new New-York Stale office building will not even get to be a hole in the ground. Contractors wearily ponder it all. Unions slowly begin to open up to hundreds of black workers here, a thousand there, Project Outreach, manpower training courses, new apprenticeship rules amid the anger of veteran members. But that's not all. The government wants black contractors as well. In effect, each has a good wife, a family with its glories and tragedies, and they need and love him. He Is broke, In a comfortable way, and will approach his sixties with more serenity, more friends, and more respect and affection than most men. With this kind of "defeat," who needs success? The trouble with Hubert Humphrey Is that he probably won't quit while he's behind, or enjoy the pleasures of defeat. He will rest for a few weeks and then get back In the political battle. He can't help it. He won't know when to quit. He will attack that big Democratic National Committee deficit as if It were a menace to the security of The Republic. And he will keep talking too long and working too hard, and this Is why he is both criticized and loved. Like many other illustrious American political figures from Henry Clay to Adlai Stevenson he was the right man at the wrong time. It may very well be that the country needed precisely his remarkable human qualities of fighting and reconciling at the same time, of opposing men but retaining their respect and affection, but it was clearly a time for change and the country didn't quite understand that Hubert Humphrey really was a change of a very special kind. our God, for he will abundantly pardon." Lsa. 55:6,7. Two things are here indicated. You are to "torsake your wicked way," and then God, "will abundantly pardon." The one follows the other, but vou must show the seriousness of your Intentions by repenting and forsaking. Then, having done this, you most surely will take pleasure in going to church and fellow-shipping with others who have accepted God's forgiveness. But, as I have said, God can and will hear your prayer wherever you are. Bible Verse "Only be strong and very courageous, being careful to do according to ail the law which Moses my servant commanded you; turn not from It to the right hand or to the left, that you may have good success wherever you go." Joshua 1:7 By JAMES RESTON (CKN.V.TImraNrwn Service NEW YORK The consolation of defeat In a presidential election is that the defeated candidate can finally be set apart from the controversial Issues of the campaign and judged for what he Is as a human being. On this basis, Hubert Humphrey must know that among his fellow countrymen he has few enemies, and that after a generation of hard fighting on some of the toughest questions of the century, even his critics and opponents came out of the struggle liking and admiring him-. This cannot be said of many men In our public life today. There are many able and amiable public servants who avoid the central struggles of the age and are liked merely because they are agreeable. There are many others, like President Johnson, who fight for their beliefs with every Instrument at their command and leave their opponents sad and resentful In the process. But Hubert Humphrey has come out of It ail as an amiable warrior exhausted and defeated, but respected for both his toughness and the tenderness that brought him to tears In the end. Last week It was not possible to separate him from the party and the Issues he represented. Even those of us who supported him against Richard Nixon could not deny that, in the larger perspectives of history and politics, there was a powerful argument for change. But now that It is all over, it is only fair to say that a remarkable man has gone down partly, at least, and Ironically, because he was abandoned In the crisis by many of the people who knew more about his courage and ability than anybody else. "Perhaps the highest function of a public servant In a free and democratic society," Walter Lipprnann once wrote, "Is to preserve Its oneness as a community while he fights the battles that divide it." This Is precisely what Hubert Humphrey has done In the last generation, and it Is Interesting to note that In the process he preserved the respect of all his principal antagonists from Richard Nixon in the campaign of I'M and John F. Kennedy In the election of I960, to the late Sen. Harry F. Byrd, and most of the other senators who fought him on the Issues of civil rights and social Justice. When we have explained why such a controversial figure In such a controversial time has managed to stand out above his battles, It may be possible to express the tribute he deserves. All his strength and all his weaknesses are Intensely human, but It was this human quality the thing that made him cry at the end and reach out for support to his lovely wife Muriel; the boyish Joy Billy Graham Pray To The Lord Any Time, Place Share Project white contractor must have some affiliation with a black contractor. There Just aren't enough. The new era still is In damp diapers. But the government says, that's the white contractors' problem. So everybody starts scurrying. The small business agency starts something called OWN, to set up black contractors in 15 states. Banks are approached. Will they finance the newcomers? Will they hold them on the big jobs? The NAACP has strengthened its staff. Now it has a specialist seeking out Negroes who can manage a construction contracting business. But what if they just are not enough? Will the government yield on Its "quantitative approach"? What about the unions? Do the black militants, who mock the moderates, Join the traditional building and construction trades organization of the AFL CTO? Or do they want their own black labor federations? Once integration was the fighting word. Now it's decentralization not only of schools, but of all services. In many a big city, hatred of the unions Is so strong, the black militants pass out leaflets demanding black supply firms, black construction companies, as well as black unions. Meanwhile little Is In the brick and mortar stage. There's some rustling of paper in Boston. But mostly there are conferences, conferences, conferences. Yet this is the peace front now. The grueling problem Is how to prevent the breakout of a shooting war on the home front; how to get men of reason around the table, how to get this enormous Job done to wipe out the rot of the inner cities. WASHINGTON - All through the campaign, harassed executives, far from journalists jetting high in the political sky, sat in federal offices and wrestled with an awesome problem soon lo make thunderous headlines. How do you rip the ancient guts out of the inner city and give the unskilled black workers large pieces of the action? How big a piece? What about the black contractors? Where do you find them? What about the Puerto Rican proletariat? What about the Mexican-American? In the next 10 years, how do you handle the flow of one trillion, five hundred billion dollars in construction material, executive manpower, transportation, services and wages, js you skyrocket skyscrapers, building projects, and unwind thousands of miles of concrete ribbons over ,'175,000 new bridges? Thill's the story, not of the next hundred days, the nexl thousand days, but of the nexl lecade. Week afler week, away from the momentary world of real-jolltlk, construction industry carters and officials of the 'lousing and Urban Development Department conferred with the little-known Ralph Taylor; HUD Asst. Secretary For Demonstrations and Intergovernmental Relations. Fancy name for a gargantuan task. From his headquarters there is supposed to sprout the model city program. It isn't as easy as the street corner orator makes it out to be. Scores of billions are involved. Bosses and bankers, skilled men and architects, unions and contractors, bond makers and city planners. The government says to the contractors: If you wipe out the slums, you must hire its residents to help vou Dull it Must I go to church to pray for forgiveness or can I pray at home to be saved? The Bible says: "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." (Rom. 10:13). It doesn't say, "Call on Me in a specific place, in a specific manner, at a specific time, and I will hear thee." The whole trend of Scripture Indicates that God Is ready and willing to hear the prayer of a repentant person at any time. "Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he Is near: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to 0m

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