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Arfcatitt* imff a »nmn * Tkmm til N. East Ave.. Fayetteville. Aifcamta* 7TM1 Phrat 44!4ttt Published every afternoon excel* Snday Founded Jane M. lit* ·iecond Class Postage Paid at FayettevUH. Arkansas ~~MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the IBB for republication of all news dispatches credited 0 it or not olherwise credited in this paper and also he local news published herein. All rights of republication of special dispatches lerein are also reserved. ~ SUBSCRIPTION BATES er Week (by carrier) 45c tlail rates in Washington. Benton, Madison counties Ark. and Adair County, Okla. months months * 8 - 5 " . Y E A R * 16 00 :\ty Box Section * 18 - 00 Mail in counties other than above: 3 months * 6 - 00 6 months WO-H 1 YEAR 4 · Monday, April 28, 1969 The Nixon Budget Sen. FulbriKht, in a recent report to his Arkansas constituents, examines President Nixon's new federal budget and voices several predictable reservations about it. As one of the senate's, indeed, one of the world's leading advocates of education, he finds little o f encouragement in the proposal by the Nixon people to cut back on federal aid to education. Likewise, as one of the senate's leading advocates of closer congressional control and review of defense spending, No Smoke Means A Slow Burn By ART BUCHWALD WASHINGTON - Many people have given up smoking since all the bad publicity.and in the majority of cases I admire them for it. But occasionally there is an excpetion. I'm thinking now of my friend. Ue Vries, as an example. DC Vries was a "2-pack-a-day" man and he was very upset about it. He finally decided to quit and at lunch one day he said he wanted me to be the first to know. "I can do without it," De Vries said. "All it takes is will power." 1 wished him well. A week later I saw him and asked him how it was going. "1 haven't had a cigarette in seven days," he said proudly. "Bless you," I said. "Your wife must be very proud of you." "I wouldn't know," De Vrics said. "Why not?" "I moved out of the house three days ago. And I want to tell you something, I don't miss it at all. What a rat race. She was screaming all the time, the kids were driving me nuts, no one would listen to anything I had to say. Maybe I shouldn't have slugged her but . . ." "You slugged her?" I said. "Well, it was just a tap. Believe you me, it's been building up for a long time. I mean-I'm amazed I didn'l do it be- ·Let's Not Seem Anxious -- We Can Alway* Take The Next Ark" From The Ptopfo Conventional Opinion in, i j i m o ov-cini/ j 1 -'.* *** *!*·*«·· ·- I-- ~i- - -vote more than half of the total budget to the war machine and its related programs. In the senator's view, the cuts President Nixon has suggested are too small . . . and in the wrong places. "A relatively small reduction for education and public works can cut the heart out of many necessary projects," he reports, "but a seemingly large reduction for the Pentagon hardly clips the toenails of our military giant." According to the Fulbright report the new budget reduces military spending 1.4 per cent, whereas flood control and other Corps of Engineers projects are slashed 3.4 per cent (a circumstance that may affect the Arkansas River navigation completion date). "This," says the Arkansas senator, 'is very hard to justify at a time when the nation is experiencing unprecedented^disasters from flooding rivers and streams." The report includes the following table: War and Defense (including 13c for Vietnam) ?°- 42 International Affairs (including foreign aid, subsidized sales and gifts of farm products, Peace Corps. Slate Department, Export-Import Hank, U.S. Information Agency, and and contributions to international organizations .. Veterans Benefits Space Program v ~ Interest on National debt (caused by war and defense) .. _ -"8 Sub-total for Defense and related expenses: $0.58 ness. 1 didn't see DC Vries again for 10 days. Then I ran into him on the street. "Hey," he said. "You know. 1 haven't had a cigarette in 17 days. I don't even miss it." "That's great." I replied. "How arc things going at the office?" "What office?" he asked. "Where you work!" "Heck. I quit four days ago. 1 was sick and tired of putting up with all the stuff they were handing out. They blamed me .02 .04 .03 .04 Agriculture - -Education and Manpower Development _ Health and Welfare (including 22c for Social Security, Medicare and unemployment compensation) _ - - -28 All Other Federal Activity .07 Sub-Total for Non-Defense TOTAL .42 $1.00 Sen. Fulliright, in reciting the foregoing I able, culls a t t e n t i o n to the fact that the Vietnam war is rusting almost twice as much as "All O t h e r Federal Activity" (generally the f u n d inns we tend to associate with The Gove r n m e n t ) . "All Other" functions include, the report specifies: ". . . loans, grants, and other costs for water and sawer systems, business and commerce, housing and urban development, public works of all kinds, regional economic development, law enforcement, the postal system, operation of the Congress and the federal courts, operation and maintenance of federal office buildings, highways, airports, national forests and parks, watershed and flood control projects, and many more a c t i v i t i e s beneficial to Arkansas and the na- f inn." N'ol i n c i d e n t a l l y , action this year on the K'.il'falo National River project apparently has come a cropper under Nixon's budget proposals. What Others Say M-;COM 40 YEARS Women have a life cxpecKini-y nf some live or six \ears longer than men. That is generally known hut what is not so well known is that women who reach the age of 40 have as much life expectancy as a new- jorn female infiint htd in I!M)0. There arc a Hood many 40s involved in this matter. Now t h e woman of in can expect lo live another 40 years, whereas 4il years was the total lilc expectancy of a girl baby burn at the turn of the century. A i M I . there are some 40 million women in the ovcMO up- group. Inasmuch as Dr. Alton Osclmcr of the Osclmcr Koundatiori iii New Orleans and other authorities say the i.miiking of cigareM cuts life expectancy by at least h a l f dozen years, it will be interesting to oh- serve v h i t h e r women continue to enjoy that extra six years of life when they have been smoking as long as mi'ii. Now men are dropping the smoking habit faster than women. Who knows? Some day, non- imoking men may live longer t h a n smoking women, if the women continue to smoke. Anyhow, who should worry now over reaching the formerly dreaded age of 40? With (mother 40 yours in go, tlio first 40 doesn't look so bud. If life expect- incy continues to lengthen, it may be that eventually 0 won't even be middle-aged. count." "1 did until Waring started giving me all the black about nut returning his calls. I told him I had other accounts besides his. and I'd get to his calls when 1 was good and ready. Boy, did he scream to the old man about that. So I told the old man he had to choose between me or Waring. "That's terrible." "Who cares? Ever since I gave up smoking, my tennis game is great and I've been out on the court every day." I guess I didn't sec De Vrirs for a month. Then he turned up al the bouse one day. "Well." he said. "T haven't had a cigarette n 47 days. I'm adding years on to my life." "Swell. What can I do for you?" , . , ' "That's a patronizing Hung In say. You acl as if I was going lo hit you up for a loan. Well. I was. 'but forget it. You're like everyone else, mean and rotten and spiteful and a bore. T have a good mind lo punch you in Ihe nose." "Dc Vries. 1 don't know how to say this lo you. but as a friend. 1 think I should. CO RACK TO SMOKING. There arc some people who should give it up and some p e o p l e who shouldn't. It's nothing to be ashamed of. Besides, you ve proved YOU CAN give il up. and that's the main thing My litlle sermon worked. IJc Vrics is now back with his family he has a new job where he's 'doing quite well: w e r e friends again: and the l a s t time I saw him he said to me. happily. "I don't know how to t h a n k "you. Did you know I m back to 2 packs of cigarettes a ·lay?" To the Editor: Th« program adopted by the Arkanii.Le.gue of Wiwen Voters at iti convention in F o r t Smith Includes "Support of revision of the Arkansas Constitution by convention ind A study of the constitution proposed by the Convention of 1W». The present Arkansas Constitution, our fifth lince statehood, contains many valuable provisions which should be retained. If it were as general, brief and flexible as the U. S. Constitution, it would probably not need an overall revision; but the nature of state government is that it must deal with more specific functions. To suggest, as did a recent letter to the TIMES that t h e constitution that will be produced by the convention soon to convene is "cut and dried is greatly underrating our elected delegates as well as the vocal ability of their constitu- . The ut how thTnew conttttuUon eu . enable the state tmtaaeyt to deal with the probtanw of £ kansas now ·rid in tot future. If we are unconcerned and unresponsive, we may let the kind of government we deserve! unconcerned and unrespomive Ve^'of the Arkanm League of Women Voters pun. u should every concerned dU- zen. to study the constitution produced by the convention. We do not expect that it will be a perfect incorporation of all of our wishes, but we hope that it will improve the ability or the state of Arkansas to carry out its responsibilities. On this basis we will decide *Mrs. William Orton (President · League or Fayetteville From The People A Political Assessment To the Editor: Lately, according to the news columns of the press, H L. Hunt the great financier of Dallas, and Winthrop Rockefeller, governor of Arkansas, have been slugging it out about things apparently brought on by politics and their different philosophies to dominate and run politics from afar, and has the guts to run for and hold office, and be in the middle of things, instead of on the sidelines yelling and griping and bellyaching. Mr. Hunt is a great and good man and means well, and ranks ·K»-MSIQSU Washington Merry-Go-Round Sther. But as I see it, Mr. Hunt fields iS Th e ere g fs r on S e° r thing I can say P^ics'lie is £«£lM?» H -- ' From The People The 'No Water' Count Court Appointment A Major Decision The Washington Tost Co. William Ritt Says You're Telling Me! P A S S E N G E R S ' COM PLAINTS about airline service to the Civil Aeronautics Board doubled in a year's time. Seems the sky riders don't mind airing their grievances hut also arc plane spoken! Ten men can stand upright in the mouih of a large blue whale --Factographs. That is. of course, if you can find 10 men crazy enough to do Just that! A snake's fang is an e y e tooth--nature item. Strictly an evil eye. no doubt! Thr United Stales originally purchased both Florida a n d Alaska from foreign countries. And it's easy to see which was the hottest bargain--and we don't mean just climatcwise. either! A CHICAGO court granted dog visiting rights to an estranged husband whoso w i f e got custody c'l Ihe f a m i l y pooch. He's allowed lo walk the (log daily but must pay $5 n week to feed it. Maybe the walks only increase the pup's appetite! The · new l i n e r Queen Kliznbrth II Is equipped so her nrew can utilize space satellite* to determine hf position anywhere at son. That's honds-up thinking! Kstimatcs of the number of By DREW PEARSON JACK ANDERSON (C) 1969, By Bell-McClure Syndicate) DREW PEARSON AND JACK ANDERSON S A Y : NIXON PAYS TRIBUTE TO M A N HE ONCE UNDERCUT F O R PRESIDENT: HE GIVES SPECIAL DINNER FOR CHIEF JUSTICE WARREN: HE HAS CHANCE TO DRASTICALLY CHANGE T H E COURT W A S H I N G T O N - - Richard Nixon has made several important right-aboul-f a c e s since he became Prcsidenl. but none more importanl than his attitude toward Chief Justice Earl Warren. He urged the Senate lo ratify the non-proliferation pact with Soviet Russia after advocating delay during Ihe campaign be cause of Russian bulldozing of Czechoslovakia. He played il cool regarding North Korea after chiding LBJ for letting a "fourth-rate military p o w c r" seize the USS Pueblo. And a f t e r blistering t h e Supreme Court all during h i s campaign, he proposed a special toast to the C h i e f Justice at the Gridiron C I u h and this week gave a special dinner in Warren's honor. Johnson and Kennedy had given dinners for the Vice President, the speaker and the Chief Jus lice jointly. But Nixon g a v e one for Warren alone, even inviting all the Warren children and ex-Gov. "Pat" Brown of California, who once defeated Nixon. Nixon's tribule lo Warren is all the more significant a reversal because, as a young Senator and delegate f r o m California, Nixon worked from inside the California delegation during the 1952 Republican National Convention to pull t h e rug out from under Gov. Warren's candidacy f o r President. Nixon at that lime was bound by written pledge to he f o r Warren. However, the responsibilities of the presidency change men. and Richard Nixon has changed even during his few months in Ihe White House. CHANGE ON SUPREME COURT? The big question is whether he will change the Supreme Court. He will have the opportunity soon i'.o appoint Ihe successor to Warren as Chief Justice. That one vacancy c a n radically change the decisions of the court and the policies of the country. There will be other vacancies. But the f i r s t , filling Warren's shoes will be the most crucial. Will Nixon bow to the John Birch Society billboards dotting S o u t h e r n highways reading "Impeach Earl Warren" a n d appoint a reactionary? Will he pick a right-wing lawyer like linger Rohh. Otcpka's attorney, whom Nixon has placed on Ihe U. S. Court of Appeals? Or will he pick a moderate such as his cool-headed Secretary of Slate. William P. Rogers? T h e entire cconimic a n d social course of the U n i t e d Slalcs will lurn on that choice. Take the Warren Court's one- man-one vote decision that the cities must have the s a m c representation in state legislatures as rural areas. This was a decision which went to the root cause of decay in our big cities For more than 100 years New Yo r 'n Chicago, and Philadelphia have suffered because of inequality of representation in the legislatures in A l b a n y. Springfield ami HarrisburR. resulting in their inability to R ct their share of appropriations. In the five years since the Supreme Court's decree, tins inequality has begun to he rectified. It will take m a n y more than five years, however. In wipe out the neglect a n (1 inequality of Ihe past. UNEQUAL JUSTICE Some of the most criticized nf the Warren Court's decisions have pertained to c r i m i n a l cases. If you study Ihesc, they dn not protect criminals, they give equality of justice lo t h e poor as well as t h e rich. The M a I I o r y Decision remedied the custom of rounding up dozens of suspects, usually young negroes, and keeping them in j a i l all night in order to face police line-ups in the morning. A wealthy youth, when arrested, can call h i s parents and get an immediate l a w y e r or bond. The poor arrestee has to spend the night in jail. And though usually released after the line-up n e x t morning, he had to go back and explain to his employer why he WHS not at work--even though no charge had been p l a c e d against him. Sometimes il cost him his job. Following Ihe Matlory Decision, arrested suspects must have a charge brought against them within a reasonable time. Otherwise, they cannot be kept in jail all night. In the Miranda case, also severely criticized, the Supreme Court gave to a Mexican youth in Arizona Ihe same righl lo consult a lawyer already enjoyed by wealthy suspects. Any educated arrestee knows that he has the righl of counsel. The uneducated arrcslee does not. What the Miranda case did was to give Ihe ignorant Mexican the right to be informed that he had a right to a lawyer, thereby setting a standard of equality for all men. rich or poor. This had been guaranteed by t h e constitution, but hitherto never granted. One of the mosl crilicizcd opinions ever delivered by Ihe Warren Court was Ihe prayer decision. It was also one of the most misunderstood. The court did not ban the Bible from public schools, but rather government - written prayer. The state, the c o u r I decreed, should not be in Ihe business of decreeing what students should pray. Under the constitutional provision for the separation of Church and State, this is for clergymen to decide in the churches, not the government in public schools. M a n y people will argue whether Gen. Eisenhower's appointment of Earl Warren as Chief Justice was good or bad. But few will disagree that it was Ike's single most important domestic acl. II equalized Ihe balance between rich and poor, between w h i t e and black, between ignorant and educated more than any other Supreme Court in American history. President Nixon may want to reverse that balance. As President he has the power to do so. But, in the long run. history will probably change the balance back again. And history will a l s o judge Nixon accordingly. To the Editor: So the houses annexed all these months which still have no water are to be counted. That took a long time, especially in view of the promptness of the city in counting us for its population turn-back It is a gesture that the city is finally becoming aware of its part of the bargain when it annexed us. to give us some part of our money's worth Such should have been the city s first act of responsibility, rather than taking money destined for us and putting it in an I-park the voters did not want. Once the count is made, the figures may go to Uncle Sam. He is usually more than happy to come to the rescue with a nice gift of a rural water system to rural areas: maybe we could get rural water, huh? The gift, of course, entails an agree ment. expressed or implied, to let Uncle Sam tell us the other Ihings we need, and he does not pull out quickly. Or the count may b» about like a farmer finally counting his cattle. He likes to give figures as to how many he has. He may want to know how many he can sell off, kilUff. or other- UC (jrcfJciitu. »w» ·*··,! ...-0 -. __ city, you can bet your life, is not concerned with how many of us it will have to f e e s it keeps us: we can eat the wild grass and get along or we can eat cake." . There is only one direction for the money to go here -- towards the center. Some of us knew it when we were beffig annexed: others knew it. but needed water so badly they pretended it was a shadow. No light should be turned on our shadows. FAYETTEVILLE " Billy Graham This Is My Answer May h* belter than the first. World Monroe (U.) Morning Kembrnndt vary from lit to !)!)R. Thdl's quit!" * rrrdinlmT gup- Hallo's They'll Do It Every Time SOMBERRY? HE NEVER COMES TO ANY AFFAIRS- HE WON'T EVEN SHOW UP FOR THIS ONE! HEH-HEH--THE BANQUET OMMMTTEE ISTRYINSTOPICKA MEMBER TO HONOR WHO'S SOT A B\Q LET'S HONOR THE COMMITTEE ANP WE COUUP HCX.P THE DINNER AT f HOT D06 WASONATTHE CURB , INSURANCE MAN? HE MUST KNOW A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO'P BUY TICMTS THEY DON'T MEAM A PG3SE Will you please give me suggestions that would help me become a better Christian and leachcr of adults? W. B. Have you tried the New Tcs- lamcnl? I have a b o u t every commentary in my library in the English language and I of- len get some help from them. But I find my greatest help and inspiration in the Bible itself. I'm afraid that too many teachers depend too much on the thoughts and ideas of others. It is amazing how the Scriptures unfold themselves when we study and meditate upon them. One of the secrets of David's greal- ness was in the woyds: "In thy law do I meditate day and night." Job said; "Thy Word is more than my necessary food. I suggest that you read your commentaries, but meditate on the Scriptural texts of the lesson. Read it prayerfully, and I believe that you will find that God will speak to you through its pages. Thoughts will come to you, and they will be relevant to today's problems. And by so doing, your own s o u l will be strengthened. By the same token, you will become a stronger and more effective teacher nf the Word. Please explain the verse that says, "All that came before me are thieves and robbers, bul Ihe sheep did not hear them." L.J. This v e r s e is found in John 10:8. In it Jesus is explaining the dangerous fact that many people have professed to be saviors, and they have always gotten a following. People are like sheep and they can be very easily led astray. In the days of Christ they used to have large shecpfolds in which the sheep of many different shepherds would be kept. This was to protect the sheep during the night time from wild animals. In the morning the shepherd would come by and call his sheep, and Jesus said that His own sheep would recognize His voice. Many shepherds had come before H i s time, but they did not hear them. Jesus was actually giving out the evidences of the genuineness of His mission as He snid this. Even today there arc many false prophets and many false shepherds, and they lend silly people like silly sheep in very strange directions. Only Christ is the true Savior, and only He came to provide true deliverance from sin. Don't you think there is more to religion than technical theory and doctrine? Did Thomas make a grammatical error when he said, "My Lord and my God?" B.H. Indeed there is more lo Chris- lianily than technical theory and doctrine! "The kindgom of God is righteous, p e a c e and joy," says the Bible. It is unfortunate that so many p e o p l e quibble over shades of difference in non essentials. I have worked with many of the major Christian churches, and I find them in at l e a s t historical a g r e e m e n t on most of the c a r d i n a l doctrines , of our faith, e v e n though all m i ni s t e r s do not now preach it. They agree t h a t mankind needs a Savior, they proclaim that Christ died foe our sins, they believe in the fellowship of believers, in the personal return of Christ, in a heaven to gain and a hell to shun. No, Thomas did not make a grammatical e r r o r when he said. "My Lord and my God. Indeed, in his confession, he touched on the most vital point of Christian teaching, and that is that we can all know Christ, personally. It is not enough to know Him as God -- high, lofty, and supreme deity. We must know Him in that personal, vital way that makes Him Lord of our lives. When it dawned on Thomas that Jesus was alive forcvermore, that He was indeed and in Iruth all He had claimed to be. there and then, he crowned Him Lord of his life. Doctrine and technical theologies are not nearly so important as having a transforming, personal experience with the living Christ. Rn nn ntf Benneir Try Stop Me Fred Birmingham has an ingenious friend who takes advantage of the free facilities provided at Grand C e n t r a l S t a t i o n to enhance his: love life. He m a k e s a date several days a week with his dream girl for noon under · the Concourse clock. Then they spend a happy hour or two rapturously kissing each other in front of any gate announcing * departing train--moving on Inthe next departure when the gate closes-while boarding passengers smile tolerantly to sec love still conquers all. OVERHEARD! Department store clerk to' maddening lady customer: "Will you take thin with you.. madam, or shall I send it direct to the exchange desk?" Florist to male customer!' "I can be more helpful to you if you'll tell me just why your wife: isn't sneaking to you. 1 '

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