Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on April 16, 1969 · Page 4
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tftfUpt* Askatuu faM Area "Ok No!" Farming itcood C1«M Pottage P«id at Fayctteville. Arkansu MEMBEBTOF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tht A»soci»ted Press it exclusively entitled to the uie lor republicttion of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited in this paper and also the local news published herein. All rights of republication of special dispatches herein are also reserved. ~~ SUBSCRIPTION RATES Per Week (by carrier) 45c Mail rates in Washington, Benton, Madison counties Ark. and Adair County, Okla. J months * 5 -°° « months * 8 - 50 1 YEAR * 1600 City Box Section $ 18 00 Mail in counties other than above: 3 months * 6 - 00 6 months * 10 5() 1 YEAR ·_ * 20 M 4~~» Wednesday, April 16, 1969 _ Who'll Care? Not too many years ago Gran'ma had a simple and certain way for getting rid of the garbage (hogs), and the household trash (Gran'dad). By contrast, our wonderful modem age has given today's homemaker a whole arsenal of energized kitchen appliances, conveniences and city services to dispose of her waste. And you know what? Gran'ma had a neater, cleaner place. An Associated Press survey recently showed that consumer "waste products include on an annual basis: 4 million tons of plastics 48 billion cans, and 26 billion bottles and jars. To this, science and technology have added such things a? the nonreturnable bottle, a l u m i n u m foil, disposable diapers and the tv dinner tray. Bouyed by the population explosion, debris is growing at an awesome rate. What's worse, though, it is becoming increasingly indestructible. Gran'ma never had THAT pi-oblem. And a PROBLEM it is. The U.S. Public Health Service estimates that the cost of waste disposal per year in this nation is about §" billion. And that doesn't cover the spillage which infects our yards, streets, alleys, parl:s, river bunks, ditches and roadsides. And gets worse all the time. A speaker at the University not long ago bragged on the wonderful world that science and technology--which can take credit, certainly, for such wonders as the plastic straw and the see-through fried potato basket- have in store for us tomorrow. Our reaction to such prospectus is that if .science and technology don't turn t h e i r attention to the disposal" of today's wonderful world of waste products . . . who'll care tomorrow? Oughto Be A Law One of the favorite sayings of several generations ago was: "There ought to be a law ..." For the most part, all such laws have now been adopted--if not by the Congress, t h e n by the Arkansas Legislature. The main idea of the pending constitutional convention in Arkansas, in fact, is to umvrite into a more functional document a lot of the laws that have been tacked on every conceivable human activity. We would request at least one more law-maybe at the special session that Govrnor Rockefeller says he intends to call--before getting on to the business of codifying, clarifying, classifying and consolidating our state constitution. Tt is our conviction thai the legislative body ought to pick out a couple of consecutive days on the calendar and postpone them for an i n d e f i n i t e period. In t h a t way the good weather that always shows up on Monday and Tuesday would fall on Saturday and Sunday. We recognize the fact that weather being what it is, the bad would work back around to the weekend in a period of time. When t h a t , happens though, the lawmaker would be authorized to stick the two missing days back- in the calendar. The Merrvmen By JOHN I. SMITH Dr. N. R. Giles, of the Poultry Division of the Animal Science Department. University of Arkansas, struck the most optimistic note of any speaker at the Poultry Symposium held at the University last Thursday. The subject discussed concerned the various phases of lucosis and Marck's disease in chickens. Ihe most, serious disease problem facing the producers of broilers, eggs, and chicken breeding stock at this date. The meeting was well atlcn- ded, and those attending stayed to the lasl and listened for every piece of information now available. The speakers brought in Irom out-ol-statc chicken centers were outslanding authorities on this problem. One of the Arkansas leaders staled aflcr Ihe mooting that had they had confirmation of the presence of this talent sooner, a much greater number of the personnel of the chicken industry would have been present. The main points brought out by all of the authorities were (1) that the problem is serious. (2) that entirely too litlle is known about the disease, or complex of similaar diseases, but (3) that gradual progress is being made. With further reference to the seriousness of Ihe problem, il was shown lhat 29.6 million birds were condemned in 1968. Marck's disease does not strike the broilers until they are five or six weeks of age. and it is generally not detected until the birds are slaughtered, or after Ihe producers have expended Ihe en- lire costs of production and transportation to market. In spite of these facts. Dr. Giles, the last speaker, felt that the producers, by proper management. could learn to live with the problem until the critical advancements arc made in full control of the disease. The number of birds thai acquire the disease is directly proportional lo Ihe number of virus lhat attack the flock. Thus, producers should dilute whatever is challenging the birds. The virus are air-borne; therefore. more vcnlilalion, replacing stuffy air with fresh air from outside, would dilute the mini her of virus attacking the birds. T h c heaviest condemnations have occurred in winter when less fresh air is given the birds. More heat could be given Ihe buildings in winter to allow Ihe f r e s h bul cooler air lo be brought in. L e s s concentration of the birds has some of the same effect as more ventilation (reducing the number of virus) and was recommended. The final management practice recommended by Dr. Giles is the Hi imalion of laying flocks which show a high transmittal of Ihe disease to the b a h y chicks. Along this same lino, he questioned the re-cycling of layers into the second year of production. because at an older a St. more hens would carry the virus. W b i l e the industry awaits Mime d r a m a t i c discovery some complete control -- the producers, to continue making profits, must do their very best in sanitation, ventilation, and elimination of diseased [locks. Yv'e were impressed last week with the remarks of a new citizen to the west part of the county. He is from Iowa, and be remarked about Northwest Arkansas: ,"I visited here in the thirties. but today everything is different. Farming is better here, bet tor than in Iowa." \Ve a s k e d h i m what w a s \\ rung with farming in that very fertile section of the world. His answer: "They are plowing too much, and the rivers are running black. The dwellings are falling down. One man comes out of town with big machines and works the acreages that s e v e r a l families formerly worked. Grain bins have re- plarcfl the barns." This is all an old story which perhaps never will be reversed. The remark about the rivers r u n n i n g black (after rains, of course) was painful to bear. Only the one wbn has seen erosion in the black rolling sec lions of the mid-West can f u l l y understand the ugliness of Ihe streams that carry black water laden with Inns of black top soil. It is one cil mir greatest n a t i o n a l f a r m problems. In our Northwest Arkansas, we have sn l i t l l e of the valuable top soil (reddish brown, nol black) t h a i w e have decided that we cannot afford to lose anv of il. Vvo have sodded to grass nearly all of t h a t wh'ch erodes awav. and this new citizen was voicing hir. approval of it. The arguments s u r r o u n d i n g President Nixon's proposed Safeguard missile system continues to wax hot and heavy. Herbert G. Klein, communications director for the Nixon Administration, had a few comments on the matter at a press conference in Chicago last weekend. Klein, according to an Associated Press utory, predicted that the Safeguard would eventually gain congressional approval. "The opposition," Klein is quoted as saying, "lias shot its bow and not measured up I" the issues." If that gives you a si a r t , lake comfort in the fact that one need know n o t h i n g about archery to shoot a missile. What Others Say SOCIAL COMMENTARY What fascinated us most about thai news story reporting Richard Burton hired a violinist lo ser- tnade ulllnfi wife I.iz Taylor at Hollywood's Cedars ·( Lebanon Hospital was that at last .somebody found · place lhal didn't have piped-in music, -- KDMvill* (Tcnn.) News-Sentinel Muskie Plays It Cool, ... And Maybe Too Cool Ths Washington Merry-Go-Round IRS Has Eyes Not Just For Us Alone DREW PEARSON JACK ANDERSON (C), 1969 (BELL-MCCLURE SVN.) DREW PEARSON AND JACK ANDERSON SAY; I N T E R N A L R E V E N U E LEVELS ITS BIG GUNS A T U N D E R W O R L D : C O N G R E S S M E N ' EN 1 ,IOY PUERTO RICO AT TAXPAYERS' EXPENSE: APRIL 15 JUST ONE BIG LOOPHOLE FOR OIL BARONS. WASHINGTON -- For whatever solace it may be to the harassed taxpayers, the Internal Revenue Service is quietly slighting its biggest guns in the underworld czars. President Nixon has directed Internal Revenue to throw the lull force of its enforcement machinery into the crackdown on crime. In the past. IRS has concentrated on collecting taxes, not jailing racketeers who failed to pay them. Now. more emphasis has been ordered on convicting the Mafia chieftains. Ever since Internal Revenue put Al Caponc behind bars, gangsters have been sweating over their tax returns. Since 1361. for example, tax agents have been responsible for 60 per cent, of all federal convictions against organized crime figures. Yet the underworld still remains a rich field tor tax investigations. The tax agency's Intelligence Division estimates that the underworld c o l l e c t s more than S600.00U an hour in untiixed profits from illegal bets alone. The conservative estimate is that more than S20 billion is wagered with t h e underworld every year in this country. Of this, an unlaxcri $7 billion goes into the pockets of the racket bosses. The Intelligence Division also estimate's that organized crime each year takes in about $:I50 m i l l i o n from narcotics. $:».jO million from loan sharking, !?12~ million from prostitution and $150 million from bootlegging. Most of these profits, tou, are untaxed. These illegal proceeds arc difficult to trace, because they arc handled in cash. Organized crime violations also arc on the increase, which means the go \ernmcnl is losing the fight against the crime syndicates. But. hereafter, the formidable Internal Revenue Service will be devoting more of its energies to catching racketeers than hounding honest taxpayers. FREE CONGRESSIONAL VACATIONS Most taxpayers rushing to complcle their returns tomorrow can only read about t. h e delightful vacation resorts in Puerto Rico. Or they can see them on television. However, if you're a member of Congress you can go there first class and enjoy it. all at the expense of those same taxpayers. Reps. Robert Corbetl, R-Pa., and Thomas Mcskill. R-Conn., spent most of the Easter recess sunning themselves on the ocean sands at San Juan and sightseeing at other interesting spots in Puerto Rico. The Post Office and Civil Service Committee-that is the t a x payers-footed the bill. The committee insists that Corbett and Mcskill did some work, such as inspecting Post Offices on the island and looking into overtime pay problems of the U.S. Customs" Office located there. TAX LOOPHOLES Taxpayers sweating over income tax forms today might like to read a speech by Rep. Bertram Podell, the Brooklyn Democrat who replaced Abe Multer and his law firm in the House of Representatives. "Did you pay an average lax rate of'25 per cent of your income last year?" asked Podell. "S b e d a tear, ungrateful wretch, for persecuted Shell Oil Co.. which paid 13.1 per cent of SS42.022.nOO in 1967 ill Ihe torm of Federal taxes . . . . weep lor Union Oil Co.. which paid 6.3 per cent lax. "Or how could we forget the terrible fate that overlook Getty 0 i 1 Co.. in 1967? It earned S132.762.000 and paid 2.8 per cent in federal taxes. Shall we expand the food stamp program lo include starving oil company executives and their ragged families, huddled in pitiful groups on the Riviera and in Ihe Caribbean? "How can they keep polluting our beaches, killing our wild life, keeping out cheap foreign nil and taking that 27-!4 per cent depletion allowance on a pitiful diet of filet mignon, pale de fnis gras and 10-year-old whiskey?" Podell also noted that, in 1967. Standard of New Jersey paid 7.9 per cent tax on net income: Texaco, 1.9 per cent: Gulf. 7 s per cent; Mobil. 4.5 per cent; Standard of California. 1.2 per cenl; and Atlantic, none at all on more than Sl-15 million of net income. ROSES FOR IRS The long-suffering Internal Revenue Service received the usual number of gripe letters from taxpayers all over the c o u n t r y this year screaming "You're killing me!" "Thieves!" and "Robbers!" in various rhetorical forms. "One letter from a complainant in Pennsylvania declared: "The taxes 1 must may amount to slavery. 1 earn this money by my sweat and stint." Strangely enough, however, there were some roses among the thorns for the hard-working IRS collectors, who have to keep the federal government solvent. In fact, quite a number of laudatory letters came in. One, from a self-effacing taxpayer in Iowa, stated: By CLAYTON FRITCIIEY WASHINGTON--r The funniest thing happened In Washington the other day: Sen. Edward Muskie (D.. Me.) flopped off in the nation's capital on the way to the White House in 1972. The Democratic vice presidential candidate of 1968 has been on the road continuously since the opening of Congress in J a n u a r y. He's given 57 speeches in 22 slates in the last three months. He's got 19 more scheduled this m o n t h in 13 slates. He's even been to England and Japan. Muskie's absence from the Washington scene recalls a droll story about Eisenhower, who sometimes was not in the Capital for months at a time during his Presidency. A boy tourist, accompanied by his father, was passing the White House when he. Ihoughl he spied the famous G e n e r a l driving into the . grounds. "Don't be silly." said the father, "what would a big man like thai be doing in Washington?" Muskie's stopover at l e a s t gave him the opportunity to enter a belated exception lo Pres- idcnl Nixon's beleagured "Safe- quard" missile defense system. Belter lale lhan never, was Ihe reaclion of olher senators who had been leading the fight on Capitol Hill against the ABM program. Actually, the incident points up the real reason why other Democratic Presidential hopefuls, especially Sen. F.dward M. Kennedy, have been g e l l i n g more publicity I h a n Muskie. They have been taking strong and sometimes n n p o p u a r stands on the controversial issues, and Muskie hasn't. H i s voice has been muted, notably in the Senate. His supporters say he has to get around the country lo be heard because lie can't command national attention in the press like Kennedy. There is some trulh to this, for the Kennedy name is always news; yet that isn't the whole story. The Senator f r o m Massachusetts makes page one not. only because he's a Kennedy but because he makes authentic page one news. When any senator, particularly a Presidential possibility, is willing to risk his future by going against the grain of prevailing public opinion, that's news. That's what Kennedy did a few weeks ago when he came out unfairness or discourtesy on the part of the IRS. Quite the con trary, the taxpaying public has been treated to a type of gracious courtesy far beyond w h a t we deserve." Another, in Oklahoma whose returns were audited the last two years, declared: "This was nol an easy chore, in view of Ihe Ihings thai I had heard aboul the IRS. A lot of this talk is idle slander. I received very courteous and kind service bolh times. Maybe I w i l l lose only five pounds the next time you audit me!" WAY BACK WHEN When Rep. Don Edwards, California Democrat, and his w i f e said goodbye to President N i x on after the congressional While House reception, the congress man remak'cd: "The last time we mel was in 1050 when you were running for Ihe Senate against Helen Gahagan Douglas and I gave you a torchlight parade at Bakcrslicld." "Oh. yes, I remember Bak- crsfield." said the President. "I was a young Republican then," said Edwards. "I'm a Democrat now." "Yes, 1 know," said Nixon. Bennett Corf Try And Stoo Me OVKIillKARI): One woman archaeologist In another: "What 1 love a h o u I this work is lhal. it makes one fed so youni: 1 " Mother of f year-old, a l l e r en- t e r t a i n i n g twelve 1 of his pals at a b i r t h d a y get lnRClher: "Parl y i n g is such sweet, sorrow!" In the (lining room of a swank Chicago hotel, a clumsy w a i t e r spilled n cup of hot coflee down the bad; of a Indy patroness. She lumped In her feel w i l l i a shriek of pain and i n d i g n a t i o n , wigfiling as Ihe coflee pursued ils downward course. A m ;i n, not loo sohci, at ;i table nearby summoned his own waiter im- mcdialely. "1 dun'f know what Hint lady's drinking," he told the waller, "hut I want two of them immediately. Hallo's They'll Do It Every I THINK I'VE Y THEYCOULDGET5ERVED SEEN JUNIOR I BOILERMAKERS WITHOUT PLAYING TACKLE ) SHOWING THEIR *-//IF THEY'RE NOT \ id. OLD ENOUGH TO VOTE,I'M SWEET DO YOU SIXTEEN HAVE CHILPRENS DINNERS? THESE ]f g KIDS ARE TEW /' HUH? AND ELEVEN SHE MUST HAVE HAD THEM LATE IN LIFE. ASK HER IF THEY WANT HI6HCHAJRS-- strongly for sealing Cortunuflirt China in the United Nations, in the Security Council M.weU »i the General Assembly. 1J Mus- kie had made that kind of a speech lie too would have been on page one. '-/ " S o m e of Kennedy'! rivals complain that he has the advantage of money and a big staff of experts to help him on the issues. But his stand on Communist China-as well as other key issues--did not require money and expertise. All it took was (juts. Sen. George McGovern (D., S D ) ' also lias been frequently on the Front page of late, and for the same reason as Ken- nedv He lias been speaking up boldly on the Vietnam war while most of his senatorial colleagues have been relatively quiet He is charged with prematurely attacking the Nixon Administration's handling of the war. but the reason he is attracting attention is that he is ready to run t h e risk of criticism. BACKS OFF Muskie made a good impression during the 1968 campaign, for he is an agreeable, intelligent rational man. He also is liked in the Senate, where he is regarded as an Establishment figure. But he is not much for sticking his neck out. It was generally thought he would fight Sen. Russell Long for the Assistant Leadership of the Senate this year. When it appeared that Long was unbeatable, Mus- kie backed off. Kennedy, however, stepped in .took his chances, and won. As a senator, the man from Maine consistently shied away from the number one issue of our time: no one was sure where he stood mi Vietnam. Last year he quietly voted against the anti-ballistic missile program but he was not one of the opposition leaders in this crucial struggle, any more than he is now. Muskie says he is not consciously" thinking about 1912. "I'm not promoting anything." he adds. "I'm not organizing anything. I'm just talking. If it doesn't lead to anything political, my heart won't be broken." It certainly is not likely to lead to anything if he does not soon begin to exert some of the influence he is capable of. and some of the leadership that admirers expect of him. --(C) 1969, Newiday, Inc. From The People Worse'n A Bobcat. To the Editor: Did anyone write, or c a l l about conditions at the County jail? If the man had been a bobcat, or any other animal besides man. there would have b e e n plenly of calls. Christ said. I was hungry and ye gave me no meal: 1 was in prison and ye visited me not. As ye did it not to one of the leasl of Ihese, ye From The People did it not to me. Christ loved us all w h i l e we were yet sinners. Besides that, the state gels tax money and fine money, so the only decent thing to do wou.ld be to feed them enough lo keep them in good health while in jail. (Name Withheld By Request) Lincoln To the Editor: From Ft. Smith we learn that its League of Women Voters already sanctions t h e state constitution now being written. Observing this is not to suggest they are ready to buy a pig in a poke, or sanction something new for the sake of newness. Apparently, they know something we do nol. If so. if the new constitution is cut-and- dried, why are we spending money for Ihe convention? Those less naive tell mo the "convention" is largely sham, (hat the proposed constitution was written long ago by experts, not representatives, and either at. or at the instigation of, the affiliation of metro pushers at 1313 E. fiflth St.. Chicago. These pushers, love to furnish states, or any group who will listen to their line, with now - fanglcd model constitutions, c o m p l e t e with propaganda on soiling them lo voters. When we start bearing aboul our "archaic" and "out-modrd" constitulion (Chicago wordage) we can be more sure of the source of it all. Already, we hoard the tone of il in '"1374 constitution": it is funny thai age has n o I ?cemccl to hurt our much older national constitution. Or is il Cut 'n' Dried Constitution too much for 1313 lo yet take on? One does not have to have a copy of the 1313 constitulion in his nockct or purse to guess what it is like. It will lend to weaken state government lo make regionalism easier: it will appear at first to strengthen c i t y governments to help weaken thai of Ihe stales; it will lend toward appointive officials, not cleclive. and "ex- perls" lo tell us what is good for us. It should make it easier to get control of land -- easier condemning, annexing, consolidating -- cutting across county and state lines as if nonexistent. That is a l i l t l o of 1313 thinking. How much of it is thought \vise to incorporate in their model constitution, or how well such is camouflaged (they are sharp), is another tiling. We need to know the source ;.3 for what it is. We need to know Sia whose metro-thinking money is '~ behind it. under another name, of course. One guess? Above all we need lo rccog- j ni/.e. as our editor says, that i our present legislature may he j pointing out now lhal Arkansas j is slill a long way from some-' Ihing other than representative ;.-1 government, and says so loud ;-..:J and clear. ' y 1 I,. Ostendorf S, 1 Faycttevillc . ·'·'· Billy Graham This Is My Answer T don't understand Matthew 18: 8 3. where Jesus said lhat if your hand offends thee. cul it o f f . or if your eye olfcnds thee, pluck il nut. Will you please explain this for me? 1..W. Our Lord had many ways ol teaching. Sometimes He spoke in parables, sometimes He employed the dialoclic method, and sometimes lie would teach truth by mentioning the impossible. Anyone would' know, when listening to a statement such as the one mentioned, that a person with sinful tendencies would never eliminate them by cutting off H part nf the body. If sin can be localized, then il w o u 1 d be well to do it that way. Rul sin is a condition of man'* \ heart. Even when there is no ' outward appearance of sin. a ' person may have a very wicked heart. His desires may be totally evil, b u t lacking either courage or opportunity he may outwardly avoid outbroken wickedness. The Bible says thai. "A man's heart is deceitful above all Ihings and desperately wicked.' (Jeremiah 17:91 That is why God must give a new heart lo the wicked, and in so doing, mnkc them disposed to do good and not evil. God said. "T will lake the stony heart nut of the flesh and will give (hem a heart of flesh that they may walk in my statutes." (Ezekicl 11:19-20.

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