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The Idaho Tree Press t The News-Tribune. Friday. January 3(, 1975--1 Op mion Today's editorial A helping hand 1 Americans have a reputation for being big-hearted. When anybody, anywhere is m some kind of trouble this country comes to the rescue. · Recently lhal kind of action has come under some fire. Ihe complaint being that we can no longer be the world's keeper. While that may he the case inlernalionally it is with a great deal of pride Ihat we look at people helping people closer to home with very positive results. A newspaper, by virlue of its position in Ihe community, is contacted constantly aboul publicity for various charitable projects And, despite Ihe difficult economic times of recession and inflation al the same lime, people's hearts are still winning out. / There are any number of charitable jCventshold annually in Canyon Counly and Sf ever Ihere was a time when one or all of ·them might suffer it would be during these Idays. L Bul that hasn'l been the case. While Ihc vcnl.s -- some of them al least -- aren't ilaking in the revenue enjoyed in pasl (years, the contributions are stilt there. ! Uolh the Nanipa Area United Way and {Snake River United Fund ran inio some problems during this year's campaign, bul Calrtwell's goal was nearly attained and Nanipa hasn't given up yel. Aiding both Ihe United Way campaigns are community auctions--in Melba and Wilder, Melba had (heirs just two days ago and il was well-received. Wilder has one Salnrday and organizers are anticipating a good turnout. In Iwo weeks Greenleaf Krlends Academy will hold Us 24th annual auction and benefit dinner. The school depends on the proceeds for its very survival and we are confident Ihe response will be appropriate. This year's Mental Health Ball and Mercy Hospital Auxiliary Benefit Dance were successes and so, too, was Ihe Basque Dance. The Basque Dance, particularly, is growing in popularity with all proceeds from il used to aid local groups and individuals in need. It's refreshing, in Ihis day of troubling nevs, to find something so good so close lo home. A lot of people think Ihis is a very special part of the country. The people Ihemselves keep reaffirming il by Ihe way they treat each other. Credit program No place for politics [ llv Kay . WASHINGTON - (NEAl - There is a ' proposal in Congress, sponsored by some ff its most influential members, which U'ould funnel credit to specific industries if approved. ,' If one looks only al the surface, Ihe Concept has great intellectual appeal. Too [iltlc of (he nation's cash is going into those industries which must be expanded if the unemployed are lo be pul to work and the portages which lie behind much of our inflation are to be eradicated. It sounds proper to channel funds, away from {'speculative" to "vital" industries such as housing, farming and power generation. J This is an economic boobylrap of im- fiense proportions. f It is clear we need more housing, but some of Ihe more arrogant speculation of fhe pasl decade has been in homes. Apartments and land. | The farmer, does need aid so thai he may. with reasonable profit, reach Ihe production levels we require of him in this pay of shortages. But here again, {peculators have moved in to achieve. I some spectacular abuses of government Assistance programs. ! The brownouts of some rcccnl years are convincing proof Ihe utility industry must expand more rapidly. The oil shortage 'ibviously requires investment of capital to ihift from oil-burning lo coal-burning lower plants, with reasonable but costly irovisions for protection of the en- ·irotiment. But there is also a strident latlle raging over what types of power hall be favored--conventional or nuclear, 'he danger is that allocation would favor ne over the other for emotional rather ban technical and economic reasons. Who Ihen is to make the determination of jvhere the channeled money goes? Congress? The administration? Some pureaucrat down Ihe line? j In the absence of war. how does one Cromley decide on priorities? These are problems the nation's leading economists have wrestled wilh in vain. If Congress decides the priorities, as is likely. Ihe answer will be political. Those industries favored will, if recent history is any guide, tend lo be those promoted by the stronger pressure groups--those with money or wilh Ihe best publicity apparatus. Kulcmaking by the executive would be no better. The enforcement of regulations would require a host of inspectors, regulators and attorneys, innny of whom would have iheir own interpretation of regulations and end 'up working al cross purposes in this mosl complicated field. The Russians have demonstrated the failure of central planning monitored by a combination of bureaucrats, economists and politicians. The USSR's experience has been- that ceulrnl channeling of resources becomes increasingly counterproductive as the economy advances and grows highly sophisticated. The secondary effects are so widespread and so impossible lo calculate accuialely that monstrosities result. There is no question Ihat individual bankers, other money lenders and investors make many mistakes, some atrocious. These men are subjecl to Ihe same biases, pressures and influences as congressmen and officials. They have some curious customs which make no economic sense. But our protection here lies in Ihe diversity of our money markets. To a remarkable degree, the biases and other foibles balance out. In Ihe end. fund allocation would mean a hefty financing of marginal companies in Ihe "vital" industries. II would also mean political decisions on how much capacity is needed in each field. Inevitably, we'd end up building many uneconomic planls, guaranteeing high costs for many years. 1 Quirks in the news ' LOS ANGELES (UP1) - Pickpockel h'imothy Mack is something like the naughty little kittens of the nursery j-hyme. He's lost his mittens, and Superior Court Judge Richard Hayden may give him grounds to cry. I Mack, 41, is one of the city's host known pickpockets, particularly well known -lo }iis misfortune --to Del. Sgt. Oscar O'Lear of the pickpockel detail, his nemesis. Mack has an arrest record for picking pockets koing back lo 19.i8. and O'Lear keeps a f harp eye on him. The lasl lime Mack came before flayden. the judge put him on probation, on the condition he spend 20 weekends in {jail and never appear in public for six jy-ears unless he was wearing heavy, 8\ounce mittens "thick enough lo prevent independent movement of Ihe fingers." O'Lear brought Mack back before the judge again Monday, saying he noticed him following a woman about to board ,1 bus. "Where's your mittens?" O'Lear asked. "I lost them," Mack replied. Mack was arrested on a charge of violating his probation terms, and Ihe judge was lo decide today what to do w ith him. SEVILLE, Spain (UPI) - Three masked men held up a Gillette factory and stole 300,000 razor blades and $26,700 in cash. Police sources said the thieves also stole a truck lo haul away their loot. The blades were valued al $26.700 The News-Tribune and Ifcfo fat f tm Publiihfd evemngi e*epi Sunday al 3)6 Tenth Ave South. Nompa. Idoho 83451 by Cotyon Publiih ng Co. Entered a; tccond tfon maner til ihe Pon Office ai Nompo. Idaho. vndt oo ol Mo'tb 8. 1879. All nollcei required b^ law 01 order of couM of orTpeler,( jgrnd ctioi to be pubfubta' wceUy will be pubhvhed in ihr Saturday utire of rrm popti p j r - luoni 10 seciian 60 103 I C 1963 at added fh«r«io by Chopper 164 1933 Seit'Ot lo-'. ol Idaho SUBSCRIPTION RATES CarrJ«r, per rr.onlh $3.25 Cornet, per year $39.00 BY MAIL: [Pairf in advance) 1 month. . . $3.50 6inonihi . $20.00 '3montbi , .$10.25 1-year . . . $39.00 fhii newspaper rt«r/ei ihe ngM ro aliei 'he ·xpiialion rjare al on/ po d in-advance tub Kriplion ihou'd 1h*rc be an ad|Ui'nenr in -ADAM J. KALB- Pr«iWerl PubMier THE NEWS-TRIBUNE Jateph R Parker. Bvvnen Manager -- Ad* Oiretior R.chard Colfman, Ed.lo- Richard Williorm. Cr Mgr IDAHO FREE PRESS Jeanne Rruner, fiuvn«uMc.r.an0r lairy B. Gardner, Edilor C. Robf/l Bull, AoY KrtOei J. C. LJndholm.Gr. Dir. Keilh Stiggi, Compciia. Foremon Charlei McCoy, Pr«li Foreman Our rcoders say Detente The innocenf bystander The President has faith Hy Arthur "As your Secretary of the Treasury, Mr. President. I've compiled Ihe lalesl figures on llie stale of Hie economy." "More bad news. Mr. Secretary?" "Well, il lias its tips and downs, sir. Unemployment's up. Housing starts are down. Bankruptcies arc up. New car sales arc down. Karmers across Ihe land are up. "Thai's good news!" ". . . in arms." "Ob. Whal aboul llie stuck market? Docs it show any signs of movement after its disastrous slump?" "Yes. sir. Mostly sideways. Chrysler slock, for example, is down to 10." "When I think of all those poor investors wliulosl millions upon millions of dollars.. "I'Yankly.sir, your I'ccent proposal fora lax increase has been widely criticized as untimely. In say the least." t -r L "I know. I know. It's just lhal red ink horrifies me. I've always believed that a balanced budget was Ihe key to a sound economy. But with my comprehensive new- program, as I oullined it in my message In Congress last week. . ." "It's a great program, sir." "Thank you. Mr. Secretary. 1 think I explained il quite well in my press conference in Ibe oilier day. 'II is n jion partisan program,' as I said. 'I am interested in its principles rather than its ilelails. I appeal for unity of action for its consummation.'" llcipnc "Quite rif!ht. sir." '"Weimisl all recngni/.e Ihe complexity (if the problem.' I said. "Tlitrofnre. il requires n number of solutions, such as creating public jobs for the unemployed, holding down government's, spending lo the very minimum, expanding private credil, aiding Ihe farmers. .And then there's my proposal fur high tariffs on.. ." "You may be in tremble wilh Congress on thai one. sir." "1 know, bul it's the only long-range solution. The main issue, however, is lo restore faith in the economy. As I said. 'Pro|li' are looking only al the empty hole in Ihe middle of the doughnut." "Well spoken, sir." "We musl remember lhal this is a greal land, rich in resources, and. as I put il. 'the fundamental assels of Ihe Nation, (lie (·'duration, intelligence, virility and spiritual strength 'of (he people remain unimpaired.' As I said. 1 am fully confident Ihat we can look forward In Ji definite upturn in Ihe economy by Ihis fall lit the latest." "I'm glad lo hear il. sir." ·*··«- + "We musl think positively. Mr. .Secretary. We must all have faith Ihat prosperity is just around the corner, lhal there will be ;i chicken ill every pol and a car in every garage'" "Well, you've certainly convinced me. Mr. llnnver. 'I'm confident lhal !Q31 will he ii much better year." dependence movement KAJ..V. he reasoned, "is an established Latin American acronym used in Argcnlina, Colombia. Guatemala and Venezuela by well-trained guerrillas." Opinion* oxproMod only in "Today's Editorial" column! roprotont tn» «Jow« of ' Ihit rwwtpripor. Ml othor omrnonti on thit paa,o aro iho opinion! of tho writtri, wKoriwr mombon of Iho nowipapor't odtfericl board or nor. Wi wokomo loffon to r lU^H^i .uimi : mt t4iom lo 30n werdt AM ktton mini bo i«nod, contain rho ·ddroo of ino wni. JM! aro ivbfocl lo approve! by tho odicorid board. Washington window Who are fhe FALN? lly Turn Hrvaii WASHINGTON cUI'li -- Baffled by Ihe disguise or as a way of poisonim! I'niled new Irend in terrorist bombings resulting Stales-Puerto liican relations." in death, Puerln Rican officials bcre are Uov. Rafael Hcrnamle/ Colon besilated speculating the organization claiming to speculate on an international con- credit may not really be associated with spir;icy. issuing a slatemenl here Ihat ''the Ihe island independence movement. I'uerlo Ilican government does not know Resident Commissioner Jaime Bcnilez, Ihc source of Ihe recent bombings or Ihe the commonwealth representative in Con- identity of the I-'AI.X lhal claims credil for gress, suggested in a Mouse speech Ibis Ihem. week lhal KALN (Kuerzas Armadas DC "II may or may no! be an indigenous l.iberacion Nacionali, which took credit source, but il certainly does nol represent for lasl Friday's fatal lunch hour bombing a vasl majority of I'uerlo Kicaus on the of llu- Manhattan Fraunces Tavern, may island or the mainland." be part of an international conspiracy An KB1 spokesman s.iid. "We don'l have false)) 1 idenlifyiiig ivilli the island in- enough information In speculate one way or another" an Ihe international conspiracy theory. Dr. Arluro Morales Carrion, president of (he University nf Puerto Kico and a former fringe high ranking .Slate Department and Organization of American Stales official. The acronym appeared for ihe firsl lime discounted llie conspiracy theory, staling: in association with the i'uerln Kican in- "' Ihink it is a dasl.irdly net. whoever dependence movement lasl year in notes did il. Beyond lhal. 1 don'l have any l.nking credil for Ihe Oct. 2fi liombings of special information. It calls for a special .New York banks while they were imoc- investigation of both sides. The lasl thing cupied. we wanl is another North Ireland." Until llie mure recoil departure the Jose A. Gibrancs. administrator of Ihe Irend in Puerto Rican pro-aud anli- commonwealth office here, said lliat "il is independence violence has been lo bomb llnt inconceivable Ihat Ihis is (lie act of unoccupied buildings, since Ihc 1950s another mad bomber." He said he is uprising by Ihc almost-defunct Nationalist puzzled by the lack of evidence being party. reported by p.ilicc in New York, stating In addition, Itenite/ noted, no one in the that "I-ntins in general, and Puerto ({leans I'uerlo Kican and federal governments in particular arc very unlikely lo keep seems lo know who Ihe KAI-N people arc. secrets." "We do not know if the KAI.N is a New Though they were not mentioned York branch office of a larger con- prominently in Ihc KAi.N nolc. the mar- spiralorinl movement." he told Ihe House, iyrdom of llie five n.ilionnlisls whip have "We do not know either if any I'uerlo been in federal prisons since Ihe 1950s has Ilicans are p.ulinji.iling or if Ihc name of been an obstacle lo the commonwealth Puerto Ilk-n is being used cynically as n officials dealing effectively againsl Ihc propaganda of the various independence organizations, especially Ihose on the mainland. Sources said a representative of the governor asked (lit Justice Department lo Now such persons wo command anil give clemency lo the five in 1973. and that rxhnrt In the l.oril .Irsus (lirisl (uilotlieir department officials said lha' nil they wiirk-in (juiciness anrl lo earn Ihrir own have lo do is re(|uesl paroles and Ihcy livlng.-ll Thcss. 2:12. would he granted. "Thank Cm) every morning when you The nalionalisls will notdolhis becnuse gel up lhal you have something In do lhal lo request parole would constitute day which musl hi- done, whelher yon like recognizing U.S. jurisdiction and criminal it or nol."-Charles Kingsley, English conduct ii, Iheir \iew.lhe Justice officials novrlisl rciwrledly were lold. , I ' 1 S thOUqnt Response on ERA given Tu The Kdilor: Will you please publish Ihis leller as a response lo a leller Irom Jones ol Hnise. which was published in Ihe Idaho Sliili-Hnan recently. II is meant lo express my thoughts on the Equal Kights Amendment. Dear Dixie: I too. Mould hope Ihat more information concerning (he Equal Mights Amendment will bo published soon and continuously: no( because (he subjecl has been neglected by- Ihe newspapers: bul because I Ijclievc thai as long as there are efforts In pressure llie legislature lo rescind Ihcir ratification o[ Ihis amend- nunt. Ihere must be continuing elforl lo jjel accurate and factual information In the people. This pressure is exerted on Ihe citizens nf the slate liirough material with lieep emotional overtones: statements thai distort fads and seek In influence legislators al iheir mosl vulnerable point. Ihcir mnriil awl religious convictions. ini' has in read carefully, bul many til ihc ideas expressed liy liepresenlalive d'lnci nf Nanipa. and through various Idlers In Ihe editor reflect beliefs and policies (if specific religious inslilulions These institutions appear lo he committed u continuing injustices under the law Ihrough sex discrimination. U whatever extent necessary. lo promnie and preserve their particular religious bias and institutional piiliries. Dixie. I appreciale your slatemenl Ibal if the females ol llie United Slates knotv what is in Ihe EUA. Ihev will suDDorl llie way they feel. Let's hope Ihat Ihis is true: Ibat they feel good aboul the KHA. because Ihev have been able in separate fad from licliun concerning il. I believe. Dixie! Ihat' when Ihe women of the country make up Iheir minds to share fully in Ihe managcmenl of (he political, social and economic inslilulions Ihat affect Ihe lives oMhemsclves and Iheir families, Ihc. public bailie ol the sexes will end) I'nlorlunateh there are still loo many, women held prisoner by the philosophies and processes of Ihese same institutions. The church is one such inslilution. The first major step into a condition ol full participate yel lobe taken will be the ratification of (he ERA. Many people have nol carefully attended lo what il says., which is as follows: "Equality of rights under Ihe law shall not be abridged by the I'mlert Slates or by any stale on account of sfx." The imporlanl words in Ihe \inendmeni. Dixie, are (he words "under the law." It has to do wilh whal "the stale" as opposed to a private person lean do. or nol do. Il does nol aifecl social customs or IMTMHial relationships, wilhin the family nr community. Only when such affairs become public business involving tlic "stale" will Ihe EUA provide a clear and sharp framework for equality of Ihe sexes. Please notice. Dixie, lhal there's no mention of male or female in (he wording. Another lime 1 would like lo speak of the misuse of ideas in connection with lhe KKA and Ihe grave dangers Ihcrein. I do! believe thai once ratified, although Ihere will lie no ir.agic cure tor injustice and discrimination, corrections of inequities can proceed rapidly and healing can. progress under- the protection of con-/ slittilional lave. Hull) Koelofs Caldwell Schlafly report promoted To The Kdilnr: Leviticus 25: III is an American lexl. The words are, "Proclaim liberty Ihroughoul all Ihe land unlo all Ihe inhabitants IlK'renf." The Ucrkelcy Version says. "This capitalized clause is cast around the rim of our Liberty Hell." The right of Iree elcc- linn. Ihe privilege lo vote without coercion, is an American heritage. This freedom is not permitted in any Communist country. The'i-fiire nn "equal rights" for either men ir women in Ited H'.issi;). lied China or any oilier "Red" country. The whole world knows Ihis. In voting, il (here is a question as lo who in what lovotelor.lake a good look al who i.s lining up behind Ihe candidate or proposition. Who is pushing Ihe ami Christian, and anli-Hible Women's Liberation .Movement and their "l-.'qual Hijjhls 'for womeni Amendment'!" Phyllis Schlafly in her splendid report entitled "Whal's Wrong Wilh 'Equal Eights' for Women" gives some shocking information On llie last page ol her report she writes. "AinilhiT women's lib magazine, called WOMKN. tells Ihc American woman that she is ;i prisoner in Ihc 'solitary confines' and -isolation' of marriage. The magazine promises lhal il will provide women will, 'escape from isolation.^release from boredom.' and lhal il will 'break Ihr barriers..thai separate wife, mistress and secretary...heterosexual women and homosexual \vnmen.' "These women's libbers do. indeed, inleni! to 'hrcak Ihe barriers' of Ihe Ten Commandments and llie sanctity of Ihc family. Il hasn'l occurred lo them thai a women's best 'escape from isolation and;, boredom' is--not a magazine subscription- to boost her 'stifled ego'--bul a husband and children whu love her. "The first issue of WOMEN contains 68 jiage.s of such proposals as 'The BITCH; Manifesto.' which promotes the line that ·fiilch is yeauliful and lhal we have' nothing lo lose. Nothing whatsoever.'! Another article promotes an organization'; called W.I.T.C. 11. (Women's International" Terrorist Conspiracy Krom Helh'. 'an' action arm of Women's Liberation.'" H is evident thai they don't know and' don't believe whal they say! They don't believe (hat there REALLY is a hsll. This W.LT.C.H. organization title is blatant' 1 mockery ol Got! and the Bible. However,' w.'lhoul knowing it Ihev have clearly; revealed Ihe original source of their destructive movement. Proverbs 5:3-5 says. "For the lips of a loose woman drop honeyed words and her palalc is smoother than oil: bul in Ihc end she is bitter as' wormwood, sharp as a devouring sword. Her feel go down lo death; her steps lake' hold ,in hell." 'Berkeley Version) Any man or woman who is mislead or 1 deceived inlo voting for E.H.A. is not' voting lo keep or increase our American; freedoms bul for the "liberalion" of' slavery under communism Be careful', what yon do. lxok before you leap KEEP' AMEJIICA l-'KEK. The Phyllis Schlafly Report can be' secured by writing Box C18. Alton. Illinois (I2CKI2. George I. Filch Nam pa Mold doesn't fit all To The Hdilor: In response lo Mr. and Mrs. Walker's Hler: I cannot agree completely with your leller. If Kidn isn'l able lo wander anywhere he wants lo. he can'l gel run over by some "thoughtless driver." 1 feel \ou are shifling your responsibility onto every molorisl that drives by your place iwe're nol all speedersi. We' motorists should he able to drive down a street (in i own mid in Ihe country i without having lo worry alioul Kirin coming out lo meet us. Also. \ou staled lhal the dogs lhal have been hil w ere valuable and pampered pets ' mosl are i. If a person really loves his doR. hr should either pul l-'ido" nn a nice, lenglhy chain, or al leasl keep Mm in an enclosed nrea. The neighbors will appreciate il and so will Fido 0! course you can'l confine A cat. bur they seem to have more sense about crossing llie slreel than dogs do. You can explain lo a child the dangers of the bul yon can'l to a dog. So give'- Kido a break-dnn'l let hini wander wherever he wants to. He doesn't know any beller. bul his owner should. : In case you're wondering: I am nol an animal hater. I have a dog and a cat. and I keep my dog confined lo Ihe backyard i with the help of a long chain Ihat give?'' him plenty of running spacei. 1 also lake, him for walks so he gels plenly of exercise 1 know that a lot of people drive too fast on country roads, and Ihey shouldn't but please don't pul everybody in that" i-.ili'gory. We dnn't all fit " " Slephanie Tombaugh Nanipa Dam-building supported To The Kdilor:' It senns we do nol wanl our air polluted by ;· conl-gcncrating planl. Why should we risk higher power rales every lime wages or freight rales increase, when we have in our very back door Ihe only clean power now available? As (or "spoiling the scenery" of Ihc canyon, only Ihe few who could afford a plane or boal trip through Ihe rapids could enjoy ii. Now since the power company lias spent Sii.wiO.tiflO for roads, (including two bridges) across Ibc Snake [liver. 131 m visitors in 1973 were able to enjoy the Holding action To The Kdilor: To Ihe people ol Nampa and Caldwell: Operation Sijuirrcl llecyclin^ Crnler is maintaining a holding action, wailing lo sec whnt spring brings in Ihe way' of markers for paper. Wi- have cut expenses to the bnno in order lo slay open. There is still a market for glass, tin cans and aluminum. Uigbl now we especially u-anl tin cons. (Take off labels, rinse, cul out Imlli ends, flatten, loss all inlo a box. i Vou can help lo keep your recycling center around by bringing your glass, aluminum and lin cans lo Ihe warehouse at ni2 First SI. South. Boxes arc available al all hours. Dorris [Hough. Director Operation Sfjuirrel grandeur ol Ihis wonderful canyon, as well as the beautiful parks lhal were made available for free. There is room for more dams and roads above Ihe mniith of the Salmon river which would nol interfere wilh Ihc salmonYprincipal spawning grounds. ·loe-Whillig Caldwell

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