Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on August 16, 1972 · Page 4
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''I'm Sure Glad You Explained The 'Realities' --I'd Have Sworn This Thing Was Biting Me" The PubHc Interest It Tht first Concern o/ This Newspaper Srote Of Affairs Mr. Nixon's Ceiling Wednoiday, Augutl 16, 1972 ig, Sooie The Senate Finance Committee has np- VprovecUa revenue-sharing proposnl'.'for sub- ''-Mission to the upper chamber of the Congress. ! The bill is at some odds with a companion measure already adopted by the House of Representatives. And the House version' doesn't exactly jibe with what the .* White House originally asked for in .the way of divvying up the U.S. Treasury. ; , ;.: So, there ARE knots in this "new eco- . £-mmics" scheme, remaining to be untangled.·' 'i-In an election year, however, pork in a barrel, " n o matter how it is cut, ia still pork . . . and --fetching. Who is to say, 'for that mutter, '· ·v£h»t the Senate's barrel isn't a better .one t'than the House's? Who's to say, really, that Whatever Congress decides on won't be bet:ter then what President Nixon first sug- --ffested in the way of no-strings allotments from the Treasury? ' .,' : One of the strengths of the American legislative system is that trade-outs and compromises can do a lot more to help a bad bill ,.;j;han to hurt a good one.'This is good because there are many more bad pieces of legislation y proposed than good ones. Revenue-sharing, in our view, being but one example. ::.-. Sen. Fulbright, who confesses to personal reservations, about the whole concept of revenue-sharing, is among those recognizing the writing on the wall in Congress, and .rather than resisting , a floodtide of pro- revenue-sharing sentiment, has busied himself in an effort to get some of the funds for - -Arkansas. (If the bill must be passed, we'd " s a y that's about the best that can be hoped ~for.) From a practical standpoint, .revenue- sharing is federal aid by another name. It -won't represent much in the way of new money. Old programs will become harder to ·tap, and-in many cases the net will wind up about the same. Under terms of House legislation, a bulk of revenue-sharing money is earmarked for urban states with massive Durban problems. This, obviously, is one'of the places where federal help is most needed. , There is legitimate doubt, however, that political mechanisms (and city planning) \vhich have produced urban bankruptcy will do less inept jobs just because they have bigger budgets. Bad management is not necessarily cured with "no strings" donations. Meanwhile, much legislative thinking on the subject has tended to concentrate so single-mindedly on the curse of the cities that · the crisis out in the country has been all but ignored. Few are the voices'loud enough .to be heard to. the effect that one of the reasons the cities are overrun with unemployed famers (on welfare) is that no one has had time to help boost the rural, small farm family economy of the country. This major displacement in our society is as crucial to the . overall aims of revenue-sharing" as cleaning up the ghettos. V f *-££ Some of the thinking on revenue-sharing ^fas dealt in terms of cities of 50,000 or 100,9,00 and over. .This stipulation would exclude all of northern Arkansas. Sen. 'Fulbright^ fnindful of the need tp continue with embry- -.tpnic efforts at economic development through '-.'·federal aid'in the Ozarks area, has .helped Qforge a Senate bill which provides Arkansas '_7with a much bigger chunk of the revenue' "sharing pie than the House version. The chances are good,,given the more liberal leadership of the Senate, that significant .changes will be joint conference, be- i±-fbre a revenue-sharing bill gets to the White House. What President Nixon will do. with .~jb then, depends on a variety of things not ~the least of which is the final form of the bill itself. Whatever happens from this point on, however, Sen. Fulbright seems to have worked out a better prospect for Arkansas, than seemed likely a couple of months ago. Paper Prosperity The average American family had an income above $10,000 for the first time in history last year. But only on paper. The gain was erased by inflation, according to the Census Bureau. The new median income figure, before taxes, for all families was $10,285. (Median means that half of all families earned more than this and half earned less.) But in "constant dollars"..(that is, the dollar's buying power as it has been eroded by inflation) this historic milestone was nothing much to rave about. Figured in constant dollars, it was actually $138 less than the adjusted median income for 1969 and $4 less.than in 1970. ' In other words, the "average" American family had more dollars than at any time in history in 1971 but needed still more to make ends meet, since - t h e dollar continues to shrink. And that's the way inflation works. It may pro- larger incomes but these are nullified by Ihe "dollar's ever-dimininshing value as related to prices. -- Montgomery (Ala.) Advertiser Arkansas uHmw · ' 212 N. East Ave., Fayeftevllle, Arkansas 72101 Phone 44Z-6Z42 i 1 - Published every afternoon except Sunday Founded June 14, 1860 ^Second Class Postage Paid at Fayetteville, Arkansas MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the The Body Beautiful For Men NEW YORK {EUR), -- Docs he or doesn't lie? Only'his halr- ,dresser or plastic surgeon . Knows for sure. Something has 'come over the American.male, who once dressed in muled Colors, wore : his ha|r short and calmly accepted the wrinkles and pauhchiness of middle age. : Call it the Peacock Revolution or whal you will. American men are now fashion-conscious, and purveyors of clolhing, cosmetics and hair styling couldn't'' be happier. Cosmetics manufacturers, in particular, have reason to feel elated. Sales of what are euphemistically called' . male "grooming aids" have virtually tripled in less than a decade -- from $340 million in 1963 to $2 billion ; i n : 1972. iSalcs of women's cosmetics grew by only half as great a rate m the same period. The. range of male toilet preparations e x t e n d s well beyond the old staples of aftershave lotion, cologne, and talcum powder. Aramis, for example, offers a package kit called the Body Fitness Plan for mem It includes bath water soak, skin moisturizer, body shampoo, body splash, absorbent talc, body fitness rub, and deodorant spray. .ONCE 'THE BODY has been lathered,, splashed and scented, there is .hair to be tended to. The longer styles now In vogue have created^ a demand for electric driers, Hot Combs arid hair sprays. At first, the sprays were marketed as!"h'air' control aerosols," but now they are labeled as what they are. Stylist V i d a l Sassoon sees nothing frivolous about the American male's new concern about hair grooming. "For a long time men have .suffered from that .World War II GI crewcut, with 'the short back and sides," he.says. "Curiously e n o u g h , that haircut was a deliberate'attemp't to eradicate individuality. The easiest way to control people is to have them all looking alike; and that crewcut was also a way to de- sex people, castrate them, in a sense." For men verging on baldness, hair transplants provi'de one way of turning back the clock. TV personality Hugh D o w n s went the transplant route. And so, last winter, did Sen; William P r o x m i r e. D-Wis. Prbxmire strolled onto the Senate floor last Feb. 23 with his head swathed in bandages, prompting speculation that he might have met with foul play. He later revealed that he had begun the . first of a series of transplants : and that he would "still be a semi-haldy -- but a little more semi and a little less baldy." I m p r o p e r l y performed t r a n s p l a n t s c a n produce grotesque results. Dr. Charles M. Monell, a UCLA plastic . surgeon, recalls the case of a man who ended up with a hairline shaped like an inverted triangle coming to a sharp point low in the center of the forehead. The effect, Monell said, was strikingly similar to the Bela Lugosf in White Zombie. MALE ACTORS and politicians have an obvious need to keep'themselves as presentable as possible, since they are constantly in the public eye. But what of the average man? Some observers believe that the 'women's liberation movement, by giving women equal status in the job market, has impelled men in search of work to improve their dress and grooming. Jocelyn Ryan, whose Los Angeles modeling studio offers male . improvement courses," says tliat much of her clientele consists of aerospace executives looking for new carers. D e m o c r a t i c presidential nominee George McGovern has enhanced his appearance with 'a mod new wardrobe. For a while last year, he also wore a hairpiece. He has since discarded it. perhaps becase It did not accord with his image of candor. Not Entirely A Partisan Matter, But . . . Amnesty Looms As Election Issue .WASHINGTON (ERR) -- The emotion-laden issue of amnesty, for.draft evaders and deserters gets new impetus now that the presidential campaign is warming up. The question is what to do about the m a n y thousands who have fled the, country, gone to jail or slipped underground to avoid military service in Vietnam. Should they, be condemned to permanent exile and be branded as criminals a n d fugitives f r o m justice -- or should means be sought to welcome them back into the national community? The Democratic nominee, Sen. George S. McGovern, was the first of his party's many contenders to-raise the amnesty issue, for, which he sometimes has been portrayed as a radical. But his statements and the Democratic Platform adapted in Miami Beach last month do n o t ' . g o beyond stating .a "tirnvinlenlion"'to declare amnesty when the fighting is over and American troops and prisoners of war have returned. W h e n , the Republicans convene, .' Aug. 21-23, they will doubtless take a stand in accord with the views of President Nixon. He has shown little sympathy for warpeyaders, although agreeing ttiat amnesty would be in order after the war ends. Amnesty is not entirely a' partisan matter. Members of both parties in Congress have introduced bills to provide conditional amnesty for war evaders. But this will not m a k e the issue any easier to settle. Feelings on both sides r u n strong. As a legacy of the deeply divisive experience of t h e war itself, a .full-dress debate on amnesty could become another rending experience for the nation. AMNESTY CAN HARDLY be called a popular issue. A Gallup poll conducted in June indicated that 60 per cent of t h e people opposed granting unconditional amnesty to those who fled the country. The number of war resisters in Canada, their main refuge abroad, has been estimated as high as 100,000. However, most estimates fall closer . to half as many. Immigration figures indicate fewer still, although these lake no account of illegal entries. While there is no agreement on the number involved, it is sufficient to command attention. American youths, in particular, are greatly concerned. "On every campus," Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) has said, "the question of am- nesty is one of the first a political leader must answer." A subcommittee he heads conducted three days of hearings last, spring, taking testimony from some 30 witnesses. Among them were government officials, religious leaders, lawyers, draft evaders, combat veterans, a famous historian, a psychiatrist, the wife of a prisoner of war, and several grieving parents. ; A bereaved father found it hard to bear the thought of letting those who evaded military service go free. A veterans' or- Billy Graham My Answer For twenty years now I have had to put up with nasty, cutting remarks from my mother- in-law. I've tried to make her like me and I have never'once talked back to her. But I 'can no longer take it, and the.time has come for me to "dish it out'.' dish for dish. The Bible says to turn the other cheek,, but I am human and can no longer take it. I feel guilty about this for 1 know it isn't Christian. Any help from y o u will be .gratefully received. A.M.H.. Difficulty with in-laws is us: ually caused by rivalry for love. , You .love your husband and so does his mother, arid that is the rub. But, of course,' it is all unjustified and doesn't make for happy relationships -- of which your question gives evidence. You have all but let this situation ruin your life, your love and your effectiveness -- not'to mention your Christian witness. I see several mistakes you have made. First, you say "I've tried to make her like me." I presume you mean you have tried to make her love you, and not that you are attemping to make her exactly like you. "Making" people love you is impossible. To be loved you must be loving and lovely, and obviously you have failed in this department. Second, you say you are go- int to "dish it out dish f o r dish." Christ said, "When men shall . revile you , .rejoice." Matthew 5:11. No one ever gained anyhing by giving it out dish for dish. In your letter you said you felt guilty for this. and negative reactions always cause guilt. It is both psychologically and spiritually sound tQ^turn the other cheek." Read the Sermon on the Mount and ask the Lord to give you the grace to practice it in your life. It will pay off. ganization official chided Ken nedy for even bringing u p ' t h e question. On the other hand, historian Henry Steele Com mager, Methodist Bishop John Wesley Lord and Roman Catholic Bishop Bernard Flanagan pleaded for amnesty as a move toward reconciliation in a di vided nation. Those who support amnesty today can cite its use s i n c e ancient times to heal t h e . wounds of war and civil strife. In the United States, George Washington was only the first of many Presidents to make use of his constitutional power "to grant reprieves and pardons." He granted amnesty to t h e western Pennsylvania settlers who defied the new federal tax ' collectors and took part in 1 the Whisky Rebellion . of 1794. Through the promise of amnesty, Abraham Lincoln tried to win southerners away from the Confederate'cause. The last presidential amnes- 'ty, involked by Harry S. tru- man nearly 20 years ago, applied to Korean War deserters. So far, the. current talk'about amnesty has been largely in terms of draft evaders. Amnesty for deserters , is considered an evenrrbre sensitive issue as long as Americans a r e . s t i l l fighting in Vietnam. By (XAY'l'ON FIUTCMKY WASHINGTON -, 'i'lte Committee to lie-Elect the President has compiled a list \ of' Mr,' Nixon's achievements in the While House. The list, however, does nol Include llu'ce major records the President has set during his Incumbency. H cnn be said, without successful contradiction, .that Mr. Nixon has easily broken all previous records for' big spending. His budget deficits for surpass 'Ihose of any s period except World War II. 'And he has pushed up the national debt hy more than $100 billion to a record of almost half a trillion dollars. As those around the White House can testify, Mr. Nixon is acutely sensitive on this .subject. So much so. ln ; fact; that he has sellout to put the blame on Congress by accusing it of appropriating more money than he asked for.' He is not the first. President to do so. For years. Presidents and the Ccngress have been trying to put the cat of big spending on each other's back. This year. Mr. Nixon got the jump on Congress by. calling o n it to enact an expenditure ceiling of $250 billion for the current fiscal year. '. · · : ' · . . _ : .-. ' : It's an old propaganda ploy -- one that Congress, in the past, has also sprung on Chief .Executives. In practice though, it is. meaningless, for both the Congress and various Presidents have gone right on spending, regardless of . the ceilings that have been passed. It's like King Canute, commanding the xvaves to recede TIT FOR TAT Few members of the public will recall it, b u t ' M r ; Nixon's proposed lid of $250 billion is about $4 billion above the budget figure he himself submitted to the Congress eai-lier this year. So it's all right for the White House, but not the Congress, to up the ante. When the Congress does it, it's inflationary. This is well illustrated by the current conflict between the Administration and Congress over the $30.5 "billion ap- Dropriatioh, education and welfare programs. The President's opposition is based on the contention that the bill is inflationary because it is $1.8 billion over his request. It is obvious to the politicians that Mr. Nixon is carefully In Review CROSS-COUNTRY BARGES? Jonathan Ela, "From Sea to Shining Sea or Through t h e Rockies at 31 Knots," Sierra Club Bulletin, June 1972, pp. 26-30. ."Conservationists a r e expressing concern over a proposal just announced to construct a Cross-Continent Canal linking Boston and San Diego, The joint project of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Atomic Energy Commission would be Ihe largest public work ever constructed In/-' the [ herein are also reserved. special dispatches SUBSCRIPTION RATES !,Per Month (by carrier) * 2 .- 40 ~-*MaiI rales in Washington, Benton, Madison counties Ark. and Adair Ccunty, Okla. 3 months · , «I?'n2 6 months v ·· Jl'-Ofl / I YEAR · *.....,. $20.00 City Box Section ·'· $24.00 Mail in counties other than above: J.months ·. $'.00 . 6 months, f 13.00 1 YEAR $24,00 { . . ; . ' ALL MAIL' SUBSCRIPTIONS MUST . · ? · " BE PAID IN ADVANCE explosion on Amchitka Island in Alaska." ". . .It is generally understood in Washington that the major justification for the project is to aid movement of aircraft carriers. Pentagon sources point out that the Panama Canal is too narrow to handle Ihe newer carriers. . . Plans to construct a new, sea-level canal across Panama have been blocked by Panamanian nationalists and by aroused environmentalists i n t h e U n i t e d Stales. . ." They'll Do It Every Time « IT'S A eooo THINGVDURDADDY\ ISN'T A LEATHER- PRACTICAL POP BELIEVES Irl ·S THAT'LL BUYS WOA SOME THING LlkE LASTTiME rr WAS A PEEP- SEA FISHING POLE HAPPY ANMIVERSARX HON-- HOW COVOULIKE YOUR PRESENT ·3 WO/AMY VjOOLD HA.VE A //OTOR AUDIT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE A CAMERA.? IT'S VERY MICE, B-BUT I n y l n g ' t h e uroundwork for K ..cHiniialjin . t o . hold · Congress 'responsible for t|ic rising', coat of living. It Is n l s o ' c l e a r ' t l m t Congress will charge, In t u r n , that the President sharply boosted thp.budget by,.poking almost $9 bllllpn '. irinrp for military expenditures; QuesUoni Is spending for peaceful projects more Inflationary,than spending for more War? ·'} ' ' ', ' . It Is downright.comic.that «n : old congrcsslonnl hand ' like Secretary of Defense Mejvln Laird,, who used . t o bo th's chairman of a House committee, w a s ' s o slow (n catching on to thq real Intent of Mr. .Nixon's message demanding the $250 billion spending ceiling. Since the message was not for real, apparently nobody around the White House tipped off Laird not to tnk'e : lt literally. The Defense chief, whq was out of lowii when the message was announced, let out a surprise bellow of protest. His fear was that a fixed ceiling .would require a cutback in Pentagon f u n d s . ' '-..··· NO'ARMS. CUT If Congress Is smart, lie first told reporters, it would pass the limitation, toss it back to the : Administration and say. "You administer it." Mr. Laird has since relaxed, having been assured that if Congress should loss the ball back to the White House, the sacronsanct military funds will not be cut. In short, any further.reductions will, as usual, come on social programs. The hocus-pocus of spending ceilings gees all the way back to the establishment of tho Budget Bureau in 1921. There is nothing new in Mr. Nixon's complaint against the "hoary and traditionaj procedure of the Congress, w h i c h , n o w permits action on the various spending programs, as if they were u n r e l a t e d a n d independent a c t i o n s . , ' ' Thus, -he said, Congress arrives at a total "in an accidental, haphazard, manner." . ; So it does, but'if this troubles Mr. Nixon so much, why didn't he ask .for a set ceiling when he proposed his budget months , ago? Answer: If he, had, he would have been hoist on his own petard', for he would have then barred himself from seeking bigger and. - better supplementary, funds, for the Pentagon. . . . . . . (C) 1972, Los Angeles Times From The People Time Has Come BILLS BEFORE CONGRESS, introduced by Sen. Robert Taft Jr., R-Ohio, arid Hep. Edward I. Kpch,;,|D-N.Y;, offer amnesty but would require some form of 'civilian service in return^ Taft said it was "a great mistake for us forever to foreclose these young men, however misguided, from participating fully in American life." But he added that they should not simply be welcomed back without any requirement to do service for their country. But a harsh warning h a s been registered to all w h o think of amnesty as a generous offer ;0f forgiveness by a magnanimous government. Some spokesmen of the war resistance movement have said they will scorn amnesty offered as forgiveness for what they do not consider an offense at all but a highly moral act. Nevertheless, if the offer is made, many doubtless would return. How they would be received would depend on how they are viewed -- as heroes of the resistance or as slackers who turned their back on their duty. The most compassionate view is to see them as one of the many victims of the war. suffering more than some, less than others. To the Editor: Regardless of political affiliation, " . . .the time has come for all good men to come to the aid of their country.'-' Unquote.. I have scribbled the enclosed poem and wonder if you would like to print it. It goes l i k e this: OUR PRESIDENT Our President is a man / Whom we can surely trust, / He stands for all the things / That are clean, .fine and just. From The People His own house is in order, / His family love and honor him, / His character is unblemished / By any kind of sin. , His knowledge of world affairs / Is unexcelled today, / 0, how much we need Our President / To-lead us on our way.. Our President is a man / Ot highest moral conviction, / Let's re-elect him President / His name is Richard Nixon. Dollie T. Crawford Fayelteville. · ' Back From Kentucky To the Editor: I have just returned from a 4-H exchange trip to Simpson County. Kentucky where I stayed with another 4-H family. I made many new friends and. we had parties and all kinds of f u n . But aside from all that we went on many educational tours seeing such places as My Old Kentucky Home, the Spendthrift Horse Farm, and Mammoth Cave. From Our Files We also visited Kendell, a local company, and we visited a dairy farm, and a beef farm. I have had a week I could not possibly forget. I "would like to express my sincere thanks to the businessmen who contributed to the 4-H foundation and thereby helped m a k e my trip possible. Marilyn Bradley Winslow How Time Flies 10 YEARS AGO ' Re-producing pages of manuscript or of non-circulating hooks by a photographic enlarger is a service now offered by the Fayetteville public library. Led by Everett Evans, Standard Register blasted its way to a 9-2 upsel victory over Fulbright Wood Products last night 15 YEARS AGO Guy E. Brown, a n a t i v e of Fayetteville who for 20 years operated an cnginering company in Houston, Tex., and returned here in 1950 to reside, said today he plans to be a candidate for mayor in the Nov. 11 general election. Members of a natural history class at the University, composed of science teachers from five slates, led by their in- 25 YEARS AGO T h e Arkansas Artificial Breeders Association will meet litre Monday afternoon to elect a permanent hoard «f directors, complete p l u n s for the purchase of hulls and approve plnns for a combination b a r n , laboratory n n d o f f i c e at the University f a r m . Queen Klsle Mnc Klorl reigns today over f i n a l day activities at the Fair Grounds to gain tha finals in the City Softball Tournament. Jim McCord and Ronnie Keelon, a pair of promising young golfers, won top honors Thursday in the boys 18 hole flight tournament which wound up play in the Fayetteville Country Club Junior Golf Association for the season. slriiclor Dr. Herndon G. Dow- lihg, associate professor of zoology, are on a three-day field trip in the area of Grassy Lake, Hempslead County, one of the last breeding grounds of alligators. Torrents of rain and a first class c 1 e c t r I c n 1 storm dominated Ftiycltcville and surrounding areas for about an hour last night. nf the 49th annual Grape Festival ns the three-day celebration comes to a close wild nn Informal dance tonight, Tontilown will send six baskets of its prlzo Concord K m pc« to President Trirninn hy special plane tomorrow ar, part of the 49th annual Grape Festival, which closes tonight.

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