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Â» months Â»5- 00 (months W ' M 1 YEAR * 1S - 00 City Box Section * 18 00 Mail in counties other than above: 3 months * 6 - 00 6 months 1 YEAR Â· 4 Â· Wednesday, April 23, 1969 Area Farming Â·By The Way, What ARE We Developing To Protect Our Citierf" Fratn Tin roopto A Letter To A Thief Unquestionably Difficulties that have characterized the Smothers brothers' relations with their network officials emphasize the importance of acceptability of artist and material from the sponsorship point-of-view. If novels and paintings carried with them an imprint of some large industrial corporation, you'd find fewer "Portnoy's Complaints" being written. And almost no Guernicas at all being painted. TV, quite obviously, has evolved into a system devoted almost exclusively to the en- grandizemiMit of the nation's more affluent corporations, industries and mass-sales promoters. In return for buying lint-free doozeybars. the consumer gets Doris Day once a week doing her thing on prime time TV. We .suspect that to quibble -with _ the ^system, as some critics are forever doing, is to question the unquestionable logic of the advertiser. It was with that in mind that we suggested not long ago a surtax on commercial tv receipts as a base for funding a noncommercial television network devoted to artists and their license. Hence, it was with interest that we noted over the weekend that Dr. Dick Netzer, a New York University economist, has proposed a four per cent tax be imposed upon the gross income of commercial broadcasters as a means of underwriting "Public Television." Xetzer's proposal would yield, he estimates, around S120 million. Netzer would 'bolster this basic fund with receipts from a domestic satellite system, willing sponsors, nd perhap subscription tv. Â· The reaction of the major networks to a 'gross-receipts tax is a pretty unquestionable : proposition, in itself. But in the absence of more liberal policies regarding entertainment : on network television, there is no serious .-question that the performing arts simply have no place to go, electronically. Mysterious East What do you know about Laos? Well . .. it's over there somewhere around Vietnam, you say . . . and it's pretty darned junglely . . . and the mosquitoes are THIS 'big! Okay, hut what do you really know? If you are like most Americans, you have very little idea of what Laos is like, even .though it, like Vietnam, finds itself in the latter half of the 20th Century in the uncom- .fortable position of being between the rock and a hard place in international maneuverings for influence. Historian Bernard B. Fall has this to say about the country: "Laos is neither a geographical nor an ethnic or social entity, but merely a social convenience. Its 91,000 square miles (about the size of Oregon) is a geographer's nightmare of small deep valleys .surrounded by saw-toothed mountains covered with jungle almost to the tips. Its one good avenue of navigation, the Mekong, is cut by rapids near its entry into Cambodia. With its m o u n t a i n villages inhabited by semi- nomads who displace their whole habitat lock, Ptock and barrel every four or five years, taking the name of the village along with them (and thus making a mockery of all previously made maps), Laos, seen from the air, gives one the impression of a lunar landscape that had suddenly developed a luxuriant carpet of vegetation . . . If the Laotian appears self-centered and uninterested In world events, it is certainly not of his own choosing: his country made him that way." In much the same way, a Vietnamese villager, we suspect, is likely to remain for a Ving, long time, more a product of his own heritage and geographic environment than of all the good ideas and billions of dollars that Americans are helping him with. i What Others Say i LOWER CASE A country paper in Australia is now prinlirg it* editions without capital letters. Its publisher says iÂ«ing all lower case letters saves time, machinery and money. f The idra would never work in the United Stiitos, where nearly every organisation is referred to by Capitalized abbreviations. The time the publisher laved would be lost by renders trying to decide if fmu. uta, fhÂ». oco, etc., were lilies or Just strange - Dallas (Tex.) Time* Herald By JOHN I. SMITH The continued increase in the pounds of broiler weight obtained from 100 pounds of feed is nothing short of phenomenal. The PROGRESS REPORT of April 19 from the Agricultural Experiment Station concerning a test of baby chicks entered by major breeders showed that these chicks produced an average of 55.25 pounds in weight gain for each 100 pounds of feed. Some of the entries did even better than this. A combination of factors are surely bringing about this better feed conversion, not just one factor. Discoveries in nutrition, breeding for high feed conversion, improved management practices, and advancements in disease control are the major factors in the efficiency that has been developed. However, the most striking feature of this development is the great superiority of t h e chickens in feed conversion over swine and cattle. For illustration, 100 pounds of pig f e e d u n d e r optimum conditions might produce 40 pounds of gain. For calves under optimum conditions the same amount of feed would produce still less gain. While the feed conversion ratio is not as good with pigs as with broilers, these feeders have made the same phenomenal increase in the pounds of gain per 100 pounds of feed as has the broiler producers. It has not been too many decades past when 25 pounds of pig gains per 100 pounds of feed was considered good, not 40 pounds as obtained today. Then, too, pigs are now being produced in buildings just as are broilers, and the units are becoming larger. RESEARCH DIGEST by Hess and Clark for April stated: "Today's swine industry can best be described as large, automatic, and, we hope, efficient. This represents a radical change from the small individually-owned production unit that in the past has produced most of our pork. These small units still exist in some areas, but are rapidly disappearing." This publication also listed the factors in this advancement as being management, breed ing, and feeding. Yet, one of the biggest problems of the pork producers is the high death loss in baby pigs. One- third of all pigs farrowed never reach the market. The saving of a substantial part of this baby-pig-loss would be a major accomplishment for the pork producers. This publication also speaks of "man-made" diseases that come with confinement and concentration--localized abscesses, tail biting, and knee abrasions. This is the eternal problem of the scientists and the managers: To properly reproduce under concentration and confinement the natural factors which make for the health of the animals. The production of agricultural products throughout the world continues to increase, and there is little hunger except where there is lots of ignorance. The sections which have made the greatest increase in production in the last 10 years (according to USDA report of February 18) are- Europe, USSR, Japan, and Australia. The United States could well be in this group except that we would have no market for this additional pro duction. None of the above areas are ignorant in any way agriculturally. Europe, which is thickly populated and well informed, is bulging with surplus agricultural products, and many of the governments arc subsidizing agricultural exports. Those people who are suffering from hunger are those who are backward in technology and burdened with ancient habits and taboos. The greatest single item that we could best export to them would he "know how." Billy Graham My Answer To the Idilor: Sometime ago I wrote to you about your break-mat the First Bapttt Church. I had compat- sion for anyone who would stoop to the low decree of stealing God's money for his own eel- ThTamback again to fay another word. In the Mat of my car, I hare carried (or yean a metal box (on. not too expensive-just a few dollars) contaiinng the names and addresses of many people taojir city who have no church home. I also keep In that box important leaflets to be given to people in the hospitals or homes who are ill. These have served as factors of encouragement for many icores of people. Now thief, I can do without From The People toe bo*. IÂ» he*. I tlstak Â»r budget wffl stand the expanse of another. But I'd reefljr Bke to have the name* of tbess people back Â·fain. I Jut night (Table to minltter to them spiritually. I'm sorry, thief, that I didnt lock the car door, but I never dreamed ttat anyone would want to pilfer that kind of product. If you think of It. thief. Juat put those cards in the slot of the door of the Educational Building of our church and I'll forget the metal box. Thanks for listening. Bh the way. thief, we are having a revival all next week and would love to have you visit with US Andrew M. Hall. Pastor First Baptist Church The Washington Merry-Go-Round Liberty Lobby Exerts Its Influence DREW PEARSON . .. JACK ANDERSON (C) 1969, By Beil-McClure Syn. DREW PEARSON AND JACK ANDERSON SAY: NEO NAZIS COULD BE IGNORED WERE IT NOT FOR THEIR POWER WITH CERTAIN CONGRESSMEN; OTEPKA'S PROMOTION IS TRIUMPH FOR LIBERTY LOBBY: OTEPKA'S ATTORNEY ALSO GETS REWARDED. WASHINGTON -- Nobody in Washington would lake seriouy the small Neo-Nazi movement headed by Willis Carlo nnd his front, the Liberty Lobby, wore it not for the long list of congressmen who are in their debt, thanks to campaign contributions. The situation might be compared to that in Germany when nobody took Adolf Hitler and his Munich b e e r hall brown shirts seriously until certain Ruhr industrialists decided to back them. Today in Washington the Liberty Lobby, thanks to its influence in Congress, has been getting some unpublicized results. Its most important triumph is the promotion of Otto Otepka. last remnant of Joe McCarthy's era, to a $36.000 job on the Subversive Activities control Board Equally important was -the nomination of Otepka's vigorous rightwing attorney Roger Robb, to the U. S. Court of Appeals. It was the persistent cross- examination by Robb of State Department officials, plus the persistent campaign of the Liberty Lobby, plus help from the John Birch Society, which led to Otepka's promotion from the $14.00 State Department j o h frnm which he was dropped, to the job on the Subversive Board at over twice his previous salary. The facts in the case are extremely important. Otepka got into trouble w i t h Secretary of State Dean Rusk when he took classified papers to Sen. Tom Dodd of Connecticut, later censured by the Senate when his own files were copied by his employees. The classified papers which Otepka gave Dodd pertained to the security clearance of several officials, the most important being Walt Whitman Rostow, the M.I.T. professor who became President Kennedy's n a - tional security adviser. Rostnw's father was a socialist who d u r - ing World War I had so admired socialist leader Eugene Debs that he named one son Eugene Debs Rostow, the other Walt Whitman Rostow. in honor of the Great Liberal American Poet. There were anti-Semitic overtones in Otepka's taking classified papers to Sen. Dodd. since Rostow is Jewish. There was another important aftermath. Rostow became one of the leading hawks of the Kennedy - Johnson administration, 'many of his friends and associates are convinced that this was to prove he was nut pro-Communist, as alleged by Otepka and the Liberty Lobby. At any rate, it was Rostow who went to Saigon in the late summer of 1961 and recommended to P r e s i d e n t Kennedy that h e h e a v i l y i n crease A m e r i c an Military involvement. American troops in South Vi c t n a m rose from 1.00(1 to 18.000 as a result. Later Rostow gave similar Hawkish advice to President Johnson, his friends believe, to counteract the unfair accusations of the Liberty Lobby and other right wingers who kept up a stady barrage against him because of his Jewish, Socialist Background. OTEPKA'S LAWYER REWARDED Another triumph for the Liberty Lobby is the appointment of Otepka's attorney. Roger Robb, to the D.C. Court of Appeals, second highest court in the United States. Robb served as attorney for the Atomic Energy Commission when it purged Dr. Robert Oppenheimer during the Joe McCarthy witch-hunting days. He has represented various other spectacular rightwing or conflict-of-interest clients sucli as Fulton Lewis. Sherman Adams, Bernard Goldfine, and Air Force Secretary Harold Talbol. Robb is an able, vigorous Lawyer. But w h a t makes his appointment to a high court significant at a time when the Liberty Lobby and its neo-Nazi leader Willis Carlo are throwing their weight around is the fact that Robb has also been a power in the exclusive Barristers club, Washington's only legal orpani/alion with a long record of barring Jews and negroes. Only one Jewish attorney, Allen K a y . has been admitted in the Club's 40 years. This happened only after Art Rnchwald. the columnist, with- drew from addressing the Barristers club four years ago when he learned they barred Jewish members. Following this, the Washington Post in 1965 and published two articles revealing that Jews and negroes were barred. A Post headline of Dec. 12. 1966. read: "The Barristers Club: Power And Prejudice 245 Lawyers -- All White Gentiles." On July 13, 1965. the P o s t quoted Barristers Club President Hugh R. H. Smith as saying that "there are Jews on the waiting list now." However, it took three years to get the one single Jewish lawyer elected in 1968. Ten years before. U.S. Judge Charles Fahy had resigned from the club in protest against its restrictive membership. He has long sat on the Court of Appeals on which Robb will also serve--if confirmed by the Senate. Robb. as an inner circle member of the Barristers Club, obviously was familiar with its discrimination policy. He probably did not know about the Nazi sympathies of Willis Carto. founder of the Liberty Lobby, prior to 1966. But in that year this column puplished the details regarding the Liberty Lobby and Carlo's Philosphy. and as a result of a suit brought before the Court of Appeals-and won by this column--the details became familiar to the public, especially to D.C. lawyers. It's doubtful that President Nixon knew much about the Liberty Lobby's background. The danger is that he Deferred to such potent senators as James Eastland. the big Mis- issippi cotton planter who is who is chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Sen. Tom Dodd. a member of the Committee. Other committee members who will vote on Robb's and Otepka's confirmations are: Phil Hart. Mich., Edward Kennedy. Mass.. Birch Bayh. Ind.. Ouontin Burdick, N.D.. Josenh Tydings. MD.. Robert Byrd W. VA.. Sam Ervin, N.C., all Democrats, with Hiram Fong, Hawaii. Hugh Scott, Pa.. Charles Mnthias.Md.. and Marlow Cook, Ky., Republicans. Isn't it reasonable to assume that religion should adapt itself to society as it is now rather t h a n a s i t was i n a n - cient times? M. Y. The Christian faith is more pertinent to society now t h a n any of the world religions for more t h a n one reason. First, it is adapted to the tlceper spiritual nature of man and moots Â» need that h "instant. Man needs to know 'iA. and the Gospel Is adapH'l to make God known in all of Hi', aspects through Jesui I'.'r.r,'.'.. Second the problem of iin n persistent. It n always with in. No matter w h a t arlvan'.-i: is made, sin In not yi:. eliminated. Therefore, the fiO'.pH 11 a p p l i cable because it dtuli with tin us a deslrur.-tivi: principle al w o r k in men. Third, lot me remind you thnl whilo there IIM been definite technical progrou and literary advance, the lÂ»':tÂ» Â«' history, once i'f.tnblishf'1. cnnnnt be changod. The dcnth of Chriit and Ills renurrftrtlon are facts that are established. They have meaning for fill time, and must be reckoned with before we anÂ» able to Interpret our present problems. Ratio's They'll Do It Every Time Not Written, Yet To The Editor: In last Wednesday's TIMES, one of your frequent contributors, L. Ostendorf, wrote of the pending Constitutional Convention. He made the statement that the new Constitution has already been written by Â»ome mysterious "experts"; and that to hold it would be a waste of state tax money. Now, I realized immediately from the tone of Mr. Ostendorf's letter that he was being satirical. However, just in case some other readers may not have realized he was being humorous, I think I should probably add a few lines to his comments. No, of course the document hasn't already been written. A proposed document has been prepared. But this proposed document has two and three alternatives for almost every clause in it. As one of your delegates to the Constitutional Convention, I would submit that the delegates could adopt all. part, or none of t h e above-mentioned stitutional Revision Commission. It is my guess they may adopt some of the suggestions; but certainly not all of them and probably only very few as they have been submitted. I hope I have not been toÂ» pretumptious in amending Mr. Ostendorf's letter. It has not been my intent to criticize his presentation of his ideas. I just wouldn't want anyone to jump to the wrong conclusion. As far as I am concerned, the new Constitution has not been written. When It is written, it will be by Â« bunch of non- experts. The greatest thins about representative government as we know it is that you dont have to be an "expert" to participate. Boyce Davis (Delegate PM No. 1) Lincoln From The People ... and pass the ammo To the Editor: I have* just finished reading your editorial on gun and ammunition control. I am a gun dealer and I might enlighten you from some experiences I've had in the last year. Last July I had six pistols stolen. Since they were registered and have never shown up you guess what they will be used for some day. H a criminal wants a gun he is not going to walk in and buy one. He will steal it. Personally, I go along with Mr. Hammerschmidt. The whole program is ft fare*. It takes an average of U minutes to fill out a form on ammunition. Lots of times the sale is for one box of 22 shells for a farmer to shoot crows or rats or squirrels. We make 10 cent) per box. Do you have anyone who will work for CO cents per hour? Personally I admire our congressman for his stand and think you are the one who is off base. J. R. Sever Jr. Gentry D.S.T. Begins April 27 It's That Time Again . Unless you live in Arizona. Hawaii, or Michigan -- or El Paso and environs -- you will be turning your clocks and watches ahead one hour at 2 a.m. on Sunday, April 27. The Uniform Time Act of 1966 (PL 89-387) provides for the use of Daylight Saving Time throughout the United States from the last Sunday in April until the last Sunday in October. The law allows legislatures to exempt entire states, and the above-named states have opted out. A peculiar statutory quirk allows El Paso to observe Mountain Standard Time with impunity. Otherwise, the sun would set in that city late at night. A change effective last January puts most of Indiana in the Eastern Time zone; twelve counties in the northwestern BENNETT CERF and southwestern corners of the state stay on Central Time. Most of Indiana will observe Daylight Saving Time tat the first time in this decade. The Department of Transportation, which is charged with enforcing the federal law, tells Editorial Research Reports that Standard Time will be the custom, if not the law, in many small, isolated rural communities. Farmers prefer "God's time" because it gives them more daylight in the morning. Cows waiting to be milked pay more attention to the sun than the clock. Britain last year began a threeyear experiment with year-round Daylight Time. In some parts of the British Isles you can read a newspaper without artificial light at 10 o'clock of a mid-summer's eve. -(E.R.R.) Try And Stop Me In these days of mounting costs of presidential political campaigning--running into millions more times than not--it is interesting to note that Abraham Lincoln's first campaign cost practically nothing. According to a close friend of Lincoln's. Joshua Speed, he once handed Lincoln a purse of two hundred dollars which a group of Whigs had raised to defray liis expenses on a special speaking tour just prior to Election Day. After Lincoln had won he handed Speed back $199.25, to be returned to the subscribers. .Said Lincoln, "I did not need the money. I made the canvass on my own horse; my entertainment being at the houses of friends cost me nothing: and my only outlay w a s 75 cents for a barrel of cider which one group of farm hands insisted I should treat them to." OVERHEARD: Minnesota housewife: "I certainly enjoy hearing the honking of a wild goose--c x c e p t when he's driving our car." Patient just released f r o m hospital: "That fool doctor left a sponge inside of me. Mind vou. It doesn't hurt. But, Boy, do I get THIRSTY!" QUICKIES: When a commuter was asked by an inquiring reporter, "Now that you've moved out of the city, what do you miss the most?" the unhesitating answer was, "The morning train." A nature-lover who claims that he knows all there is about the birds and the bees vows that he overheard one female bee complain bitterly to a boy bee, "Oh, you and your pollination! Don't you ever think of anything else?" Lord Quiverly was describing back in London how he had lost Lady Quiverly on an African safari. "We were barreling along comfy as you please," recalled Lord Q., "when out of the bush rushed this huge rhi- nocerous, impaled my wife on his horn, and carried her off Into the jungle. Although this is Â· sort of thing I always have frowned on, we lingered on the spot for a full fiteen minutes, but then had to abandon her to her fate and hurry on. As it was, we were a full half hour late for tea.' In 1173, writes Jerome Beatty, a miner named Alfred Packer led five companions Into the mountain wilds of Colorado-and returned alone two months later, looking particularly well- fed. He was convicted of murder--the only American In history to have been found guilty of cannibalism. The judge who sentenced him is said to have been so outraged t h a t he shouted, "Stand up. you man- eatln' so-and-so, stand tip! They wus aeven Demmycrati In this county and you et five of 'emI"
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