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VAGI 4 SATURDAY, JUNE IS, INI SPLITTING THE ATOM WAS EASY!. The Dodd Hearings- If the U. S. Senate had a pet quotation from George Herbert, it no doubt would be "Whose house is of glass, must not throw stones at another." Questioning the ethics of a fellow member of the world's most exclusive club simply never happens. Well, hardly ever. Since 1862 only 11 senators, starting with James F. Simmons (Whig- R°I), have been investigated, censured, or formally criticized by their peers for alleged misconduct in office. Sen. Thomas J. Dodd ID- Conn.) is about to make it an even dozen. The charges against Dodd are contained in more than 30 newspaper columns, dating from last January, written by Drew Pearson and Jack Anderson, Pearson's associate. In brief, the columnists contend that Dodd (1) diverted tax-free campaign contributions to his own personal account, and (2) sought to promote the private interests of Julius Klein, a public relations man employed, at $150,000 a year, by a. group of West German industrialists, bankers and government officials. * * * The Senate Select Committee on Standards and Conduct, which will conduct the investigation that begins Monday, was created in 1964 after the celebrated probe of Robert G. (Bobby) Baker, former secretary to the Senate majority. It took a year to find six senators .willing to serve on the committee. And the panel still hasn't formulated any standards against which to judge Dodd or anyone else. The question of what constitutes abuse of campaign funds lies in the murkiest gray area of political morality. Four Dodd fund-raising [unctions, held between 1961 and 1965. are at issue. Most persons who attended one or more of them, including President Johnson, assumed that the purpose was to raise money to meet political expenses. But Dodd says the functions were testimonial dinners, hence the proceeds amounted to no-strings-attached gift income. The distinction is important. Campaign funds used for personal expenses are taxable. Gifts are not. Dodd would be in the clear today if the disputed dinners had been clearly labeled in advance as testimonials. However, countless politicians have found that the cardinal difference between a campaign dinner and a testimonial is in the amount of money collected. Many contributors, it seems, don't mind shelling out for an election campaign but hesitate to give a politician an outright gift. * # * The Dodd controversy will have a happy ending if it leads to reform of federal laws governing campaign contributions. Existing statutes, President Johnson concedes, have failed. "They are more loophole than law. They invite evasion and circumvention," he said. Accordingly, the President has proposed legislation to close some of the more gaping loopholes. Contributions of up to $100 to any candidate or to any committee supporting candidates in federal, state, or local elections would be tax deductible. At the same time, members of Congress would be required to file annual public reports listing all gifts in excess of $100 and all income received by them and their immediate families from non-governmental sources. In view of Dodd's troubles, Congress may agree to these proposals. The Worry Clinic- To The Point- pony Express Point- Rep. Theodore Kupferman of New York pounded home an important point in humorous fashion the other day. Mounted on a horse carrying a leather pouch, he rode through Manhattan to illustrate his claim that mail service there was better a century ago than it is today. This may be an exaggeration. It is a valid complaint, however, that not only in New York but in many cities and towns the mail service is woefully bad. It Might Work- Two states, New York and California, are trying a new approach to combat the growing tendency of the general public to ignore a crime being committed instead of trying to prevent it and apprehend a criminal or help a law enforcement officer do his job. Recently California made its first payment under a "Good Samaritan" law. Last July California became the first state to Rising mail volume makes heavy demands on the postal system, granted. But other agencies' problems, and the volume of business they do, are much bigger these days, too. If all of them did their job as poorly as the Post Office Department does its job, Washington would be hopelessly bogged down. Congressman Kupferman made a point that needs to be made until there is marked postal improvement. KIRK adopt such a law. It compensates a private citizen for injury or damage suffered while trying to prevent a crime, apprehend a criminal, or help a law enforcement officer. It is indeed shameful that we must resort to such methods to get people to respect the law and their responsibilities, but it might be worth watching to see if it works in these two states. By Russell Kirk WHAT KIND OF TROOPS IN VIET NAM? At present we have a quarter of a million soldiers in South Viet Nam; counting our troops in neighboring countries, and naval forces, we concentrate some 400,000 men in that part of the world! Yet. we are a long way from winning, against an enemy no more numerous, without air cover, and less well armed. (Those totals do not include any of the big, if often ineffective, South Viet Nam. army.) Our best fighting units, such as the Green Berets, tie Marines, and seasoned divisions like the First Cavalry, fight very well. Even our larger masses of young conscripts have not done badly, considering their brief training and inexperience in that sort of war. But it appears that we have far more men in Viet Nam than we ought to need — and very expensive and difficult to supply they are. Yet the Johnson Administration means to ship more multi- • tudes of recruits to Southeast Asia. Can American conscripts win such a war? If not, who can? One answer is suggested by Mr. Tomalin, correspondent of the London Sunday Times, who recently spent some days with the Korean "Tiger" Division based at Go Boi, in central South Viet Nam. They have purged their region of Viet Cong, so that it is safer than any area held by American troops; they have kept open the essential road to the Cambodian frontier; this Route 19 probably would have fallen into the hands of the Viet Cong, had not the Koreans arrived. These Korean Tigers outdo the Viet Cong in ambush and skirmish. They specialize in the deadly hand-to-hand fighting called "taequando," and in nigntfighting. Though they have no air force and little artillery, they have pacified a "tactical area of responsibility" 50 miles by 70 in extent. Mr. Tomalin writes of them, "Half an hour's taequando, and half an hour's obligatory markmanship practice in the village square, is worth 2,000 helicopters and two million nice liberal advisers in whining the hearts and minds of villagers." Mr. Tomalin talked with a Tiger captain. "I tell you why we succeed, in this war, said the captain, "and why you Anglo-Saxons can never succeed. We know about Communism, and we are Asians. We are without hope, or liberal guilt. We have sharp, compressed minds, we fight efficiently. You have big, flabby minds, worrying about happiness and justice. These things mean nothing in Viet Nani. Until you discover that fact, you must go on with acres of flaming napalm and indiscriminate killing which helps no one." We probably cannot expect to bring many more Korean troops down to Viet Nam; they have then- own perilous frontier to. guard. But we might obtain another division; and we might bring the well-drilled Thai, army into the war; and in Formosa, Chiang Kai-shek has hundreds of thousands of veteran regulars itching to join me fight. We might think of recruit-' ing a "foreign legion" of Asiatics. "It's not a nice philosophy," Mr. Tomalin says of the Tiger talk, "but if all Viet Nam were occupied by Koreans, or if the Americans could learn the lesson of Go Boi, this war should be won by now." President Johnson and Secretary McNamara, nevertheless, are sending more divisions of half-trained draftees. S ""!. ssful Investin 9~ The Inside Report- By Roger E. Spear Q) "A few years ago, I wanted to invest in a safe, long • term stock. I bought shares in First National Bank of Chicago, which I notice has recently dropped in price. I am 14-years-old and plan to use this money for college. Should I stick with First National Bank of Chicago or switch .into something faster?" M.P. A) You are a farsighted young man, if I may so. You own shares in a major Chicago bank, which is strong and excellently managed in my opinion. I believe your stock has come down in price— together with others in its group—because of the rising cost of time deposits. Earnings have been gaining over the past two years and should be up again in 1966. At this stage of the market, I don't think you would be prudent to switch into a faster stock. I advise you to hold your bank stock —a safe, longterm issue—and wait for changing money conditions which SPEAIl could return the bank stock group to favor. Q) "My savings account is adequate and I have Comsat; General Motors; IBM; du Pont; Pfizer; Standard of New Jersey and others. I know nothing about bonds but have $10,000 which I would like to invest in this medium to balance my stock holdings, as you have frequently advised. What particular issues do you suggest?" L. T. A) It is quite true that I have been recommending a backlog of good bonds, since yields on some issues have gone up to unusually high levels. You must understand, however, that bonds are subject to fluctuation on money rate conditions, although at current prices the risk on any substantial decline appear negligible. For your purposes, I like American Telephone 5', s s of 2001, selling at 98 3 ,i to yield 5.20 per cent. I also suggest Commonwealth Edison 5V4s of 1966, offered at 100. Roger Spear's 48-page Guide to Successful Investing is available to readers. For your copy send Sl.OO to Roger E. Spear in care of this newspaper, Box 1618, Grand Central Station .New York, N.Y. 10017. (T-M, WRR Gen. Fea. Corp) By Rowland Evans and Robert Novak THE ANDERSON HERALD Established June 18, 1868 Published By Anderson Newspapers, Inc. Telephone 643-5371 GEORGE D. CRI1TENBERGER, P,, 1M9-196S HARRIET W. TONER, Vict-Prllidinl, 1949-1964 ROBER1 E. JACKSON President and Managtr JANt TONER SCOn CHARLES W. LAUGHLIN Vic«.Pr«iid«nt Stcrtlary EDWIN A. BAILEY (reaiurtr luuid Dull/ and Sunday txnpl Monday Sicond Clou Poitago Paid a, Andtrion, Indiana. Subicriptlon Rattn By earriir, ono wtilt, 50&. By mall in Madlion .and adjoining counlit. payoblt in ad»anc«i an« yiqr, JlS.Mi llx monthi, J8.00; thru monthi, MMi one munth, $1.73 Ouliid« of Madiion and adjoining counlin In Indiana and btyond Indiana. ytar, 524 00, <i« monlhi, $12.00; thru monlhi, J4.50; on« month, J2.J5. ___ MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Th» Associated Preii i> «r.tilled t*rluiiv«ly to tht wi* for publication of all tht local ntw> printid in thtl ntwipoptt ai wtll at all AP nawi dilpatehti, fnrfit I cCDlflfE " YOU 5HOUID MISS ' OUR HERALD-A iubicrib» who faiii to tt«i»« jrCUAL ScKVIvE a daily copy of Tlii Hitald ihould phoni M3-3371 btfort 9 a.m. and o copy will b. lint alnr 9 a.m. by ipicial m«ung«. Should your carrlii foil lo d«ll»ir your Htrald on Sunday, go lo Ih. n.artit plan thai nlli Thi Hirald and lign • complaint. A copy will Ihin bt glv.n you without chargi. LBJ'S ELITE WASHINGTON — Presiednt Johnson's daring and controversial fund-raising gimmick for the 1966 Congressional campaign, hitherto undisclosed, offers Democratic party contributors the right to buy a gilt- edged invitation to a formal White House party. The price is $10,000 each. It may seem high, but already an estimated 100 contributors, most of them in New York City, have gladly paid it. So sercet is the new group of $10,000 contributors, unofficially known as .the "Elite President's Club," that some high officials in the Democratic National Committee have never heard of it. The "Elite President's Club" is a spectacular jump in size of contribution and prestige from the old, non-elite President's Club, which requires a mere $1,000 membership fee. Although the new club has had a success in New York and in other selected areas, it is running into serious, sometimes bitter opposition from old • pro Democrats from other states. The reason for this opposition is simply stated. The elite club moves the Democratic party's fund-raising operations even further away from the rank-and-file party member than the original President's Club, which started back in 1961 under President Kennedy. The proposition that big-time donors to e political party deserve some special recognition, such as ambassadorship to a small-time country, is as old as the republic. But the new club of Presidential elites seems to carry this political precept into new territory. To the critics, the new plan gives the Democratic party, the traditional party of the people, .the aura of a rich man's club more in keeping with the Republicans than the Democrats. In at least one state, a state that is full of fat cats ambitious for White House recognition, party leaders have flatly refused to sell membership tickets to the $10,000 dub, even though the incentive of a guaranteed invitation from President Johnson to a White House party would undoubtedly find eager prospects. Their resistance stems also from t h a fact that local leaders at the state, city, and district levels arc angry at what they regard as a cold shoulder from the Na- tional Committee and the White House. These local leaders, accustomed to doing their political business with Washington without ritual or formality, find a lack of sympathy for t h e i r problems here. They are particularly unhappy at the tight control exercised within the White House, often by Presidential assistant W. Marvin Watson Jr., over the National Committee. On top of this, the sale of $10,000 tickets to White House social functions is simply one more grievance. The moving force behind the President's most exclusive club is Arthur B. Krim, president of United Artists, and finance director of the National Committee, and the President himself. Krim was prevailed on by the President to become the party's chief fund-raiser only after several weekend visits to the LBJ Ranch in Johnson City, Tex. Confronted with a massive, long-concealed party deficit (still close to $2 million) and under orders to raise a campaign fund, Krim decided that the party's poor financial position justified the new club. He was strongly encouraged by the President. Finally, most of the party's desperate efforts to raise money in the traditional way — by small contributions from many Democrats — Have been dismal failures. In desperation, Krim has turned to the fat cats. Privately, Krim has said that Hie original President's Club, limited to $1,000 contributors, was a sound money-raising device. In the Washington of the 1960s, he has said, $1,000 can't buy much of anything, including political favors. Presumably, he feels the same complacency about contributions ten times that large. . The Hatch Act limits a single political contribution to $5,000, but there are several ways for members of the new club to evade that restriction. The quick success of the plan in New York indicates that H won't slow down because of resistance by local professionals. Having discovered the value of an invitation to a White House party, the ticket - sellers won't stop now, no matter how much the scheme seems to conflict with President Johnson's formal plan, sent to Congress last, month, to provide tax deductions for oplltlcal contributions up to $100. That plan is supposed to encourage small-time giving, (c) 1966 Publishers Newspaper Syndieat* •y Dr. (torn W. Grant Melba brings El| •ut • vital point " that several churches ire missing. For it is the fellowship of dining together, rather than an elaborate menu, that is the main advantage. And churches should offer a noon meal on Sunday to all those pres- « —————• cut, even if the food is sandwiches, pie and coffee or milk. CASE Z-44S: Melba R., aged 17, is a fervent religionist. "Dr. Crane," she began, "our church does not believe in desecrating God's House by having church suppers. "Why, our clergyman will not let us serve refreshments even in the church basement. "But most of the other churches in our city hav* 'Family Night' at which they have potluck dinners. "A girl friend invited me to one of them, and I enjoyed myself very much. "After their dinner and friendly fellowship, they had a very inspiring sermon, so why is there any harm in eating together at church?" , Church Dictators For 33 years I have been the teacher of the Dtxon Bible Class in the skyscraper church in the heart of the Chicago Loop. But in 1853 when some young people wanted to have a church picnic at a neighboring park, it was voted down. Again it was brought up in 1854, and in J855 but vetoed. Not till 1856 did it finally obtain approval. Yet Jesus started the first church picnic when he fed the 5,000 with (he lad's loaves and fish! If those church dictators had read their Bible more closely, they could have avoided this 4-year feud. Jesus apparently had no aversion to eating even to church, for he let the crowd dine right where they had been sitting during his sermon. Folklore- By William Wade While walking along the side of a gravel pit, a woman said, she saw several enormous catfish in ah old auto body. She went away to get some fishing equipment and bait. When she returned, she added, the fish had closed -the windows. Women, of course, no less than men tell tall stories but we don't hear so much about them doing so. As further proof w« have this: "Your husband must have been very happy this morning," a neighbor said. "He went off whistling." "Yes, I got the breakfast food and bird seed mixed," she replied. Thus, they dined in what was the "outdoor sanctuary" where Jesus usually did his preaching. And Jesus said farewell to his 12 Apostles in the very religious atmosphere of the Last Supper. His first miracle was also performed at a feast. And he seemed to relish dining at th« home of Mary, Martha and Lazarus, as well as with Zacchaeus and the publicans, too. If God is to be regarded as a modern dad, carried to the "nth" degree, and the church is his house, wouldn't God expect Jus offspring to dine in his house and enjoy good fellowship? Here at the Chicago Temple where I have taught for 33 years, the young people served a dinner for 250. each Sunday in the Recreation Hall. But after a couple of years they found it too much of a burden to purchase the meat and prepare the splendid meal for that big crowd. Ever since then, however, I have encountered visitors who wondered if we still had the church dinner following the 11 a.m. service. Alas, you women often groan and moan and make too big an issue out of such a church dinner. Most of us men would be happy to have merely a couple of cheese sandwiches, plus pie and milk or coffee, for it is the fun of visiting together that constitutes the fellowship! But women can't stand to let men handle such an affair, for their culinary pride must be at stake. Yet visitors at church, as well as home folks, don't expect a sumptuous banquet at a Sunday church luncheon. So will you women get hep and offer merely sandwiches, pie and coffee? For church people should dine together EVERY Sunday! Or else let us men handle the affair! When writing to Dr. Crane, MeUot. Ihd., enclose stamped, self-addressed envelope and 25 cents to cover typing or printing costs when you seek personal advice or one of his psychological charts. WADE "I see your baby has quieted down," a grumpy bachelor said. "Yes, you're the only hting that has pleased him since he saw the animals, in the zoo," the mother replied. An anxious wife watched her husband fishing in the living room. "He should see a psychiatrist," she said, "but we really need those fish." "I suppose you consider it quite a triumph to make a fool of a man," a woman was told bitterly by a man. "Oh, no," she replied. "A triumph means something accomplished that was very difficult." "My wife reminded me several times today to mail a letter for her," a man said. "Did you?" "No. She forgot to give it to me." American Saying: Geography has become just one obsolete map after another. Brady's Health Service- By Dr. William Brady CASE OF THE ANEMIC SURGEON Professional man, aged SO, developed what was diagnosed as secondary anemia, that is, the common garden type of anemia, which may be secondary to any one of scores of common ailments. The red corpuscle count was as low as 2,250,000 (normally it is 4,500,000, more or less). Hemoglobin (coloring matter of the red corpuscles) was 50 per cent (normally it is 90 per cent, more or less). He suffered all the time from muscular pains and neuritis. Although he had the attendance of what he considered "the best blood and cardiovascular men hi the country, "dieted, had blood transfusions and what seemed gallons of iron and arsenic compounds injected into the vein the red cell count still wavered between 2,000,000 and 3,000,000. After 20 months of messing around with "the best blood and cardiovascular men in the country" (probably doctors who have an impressive line of chatter) he began eating liver once a day. In three weeks of liver eating the red cell count rose to 4,176,000 and the hemoglobin to 75 per cent. He has no more muscular pains, no tired feeling on exertion. His color became normal. He continued to eat a goad meal of fried or broiled liver once a day for five weeks, plus anything else he wanted except meal —liver was the only meat he ate. At the end of the five weeks period his red cell count was 5,146,000—and it remained there or a little higher for months after he had discountinued eating liver. Being a surgeon the patient has an idea or two worth careful consideration. In his case there was a trace of albumen in the urine while he was eating so much liver. The albumen disappeared after he stopped the liver treatment. He believes now that he pushed the treatment unnecessarily. If he were treating a case of anemia now he would prescribe only three meals of liver a week. I have cited the surgeon's case from my files. It happened before the discovery of vitamin Bis and folic acid, activator of B12, both present in liver. B12 and folic acid were isolated from liver only some 20 years ago. Whether the surgeon's anemia was really primary, so - called pernicious anemia he does not say, though he seems to raise one eyebrow when he says it was "diagnosed as secondary" without indicating what it was secondary to (and darned if I'LL RECONSTRUCT THE SENTENCE raiscsthc doubt again when he ssys, "I believe it is absolutely safe to recommend this treatment for anemia in any form." Because cooking destroys vitamins, it became common practice in the decades following the discovery of Drs. Murphy and Minot (1926) that something in fresh raw liver stimulated production of red corpuscles, to give liver extracts by injection into the vein. Today, as explained in pamphlet "The Red Blood Vitamin," available on written request (no clipping, please) if-you provide lOc and a stamped, self-addressed envelope, one can take two or three little tablets in the ordinary way and get as good or better blood-building effect as from a painful, expensive "shot" of liver extract. (Signed letters pertaining to personal health and hygiene (not to disease diagnosis or treatment) will be answered by ur. Brady if a stamped, self-addressed envelope is enclosed. Letters should be brief and written in ink. Owing to the large number of letters received only a few can be answered here. No reply can be made to queries not conforming to instructions. Address Dr. William Brady, 625 El Camino, South Beverly Hills, California.)' Shipwise- By James B, Martin Question—Recently you wrote in Ship Wise that the last and 41st Polaris Sub had been built. I understand that the expense. of the operation of such a sub is terrific. So we have 41. Now what , do we accomplish with them? Answer — The nuclear I power perfected the submarine. The last decade has seen nuclear powered submarine open [ a new era in naval warfare, the era of extended I submerged operation. The USS Nautilus stated I it with her outstanding' voyage to the North Pole MARTIN • under the Arctic ice. Then the USS Triton removed any lingering doubts about our new capability in the first submerged circumnavigation of the earth; 36,014 miles in 84 days; undetected by our own or any other force. Yon ask what now and why? It provides a powerful deterrent' against a nuclear war. An aggressor might try to sneak an attack, but he would do so with the knowledge that our FBM subs would destroy him and all he had.

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