WASHINGTON WINDOW 7«3-7621 Panama Cky, Florida A Florida Freedom Newspaper This newspaper is dedicated to furnishing information to I;."; our readers so that they can better promote and preserve their own freedom and encourage others to see its blessings. Only when man is free to control himself and all he produces, can he develop to his utmost capabilities. - We believe that freedom is a g^ft from God and not a political :S grant from government. Freedom is neither license nor anarchy. It is :§ ;^ self-control. No more. No less. It must be consistent with the truths iii; expressed in such great moral guides as the Coveting Commandment, p the Golden Rule and the Declaration of Independence. ^ .7. Page 6A WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1973 Mr. Lincoln Today Abraham Lincoln holds a unique '^lace in American history because .of the troubled times in which he "served as the President of the U.S. We like to applaud Mr. Lincoln be- fcause of the things he said. How- "Bver, we can't help but wonder how Mr. Lincoln would evaluate his achievements if he could survey the situation today. 'There is little doubt that Mr. Lincoln believed in a strong central government. The Civil War was fought under his leadership and the outcome established the authority of Washington over the various states. ^ But Mr. Lincoln's words indicate he did not advocate tlie kind of authority and power which has evolved pxm that principle of strong central lovernment. 3 Mr. Lincohi enlarged and wielded She powers of his office as no chief Executive had done before. He advocated a government of the people, |y the people and for the people. But S^hen he helped show that the people 5f a state in the South could not rhbose a direction separate from the national government, it was the con- ilrmation of a strong seat of politi- fai power which grew up to destroy the peace and freedom he dreamed ijbout. We have written much about the stated purposes political leaders l&ave announced over the years and iiwut how the machinery they em- jAoy to reach those goals simply falls. r Who can challenge the idea that Mr. Lincoln was a man of deep love ind interest in the people of Amer^? He was a man of deep religious 3Sinviction, a man who had ex perienced personal sorrow and a man who wanted to bind up the wounds of a divided nation and to set people free. As he gave us words to live by, but also he helped develop the political machinery which today involves itself in every phase of individual life. It taxes its people almost to the point of confiscation yet it remains hopelessly in debt. It talks of freedom, yet few activities remain open to individuals except by permission of bureaucrats whose power is constant though no voter ever chose them, We do not believe Mr. Lincoln would approve of what has happened to his country. And perhaps it is not fair to lay the blame at his feet. After all, it has taken more than 100 years for the government to grow this large and powerful. But the pouit to think on is which path is better to lead toward greater peace and prosperity for human beings. Mr. Lincoln believed that he should be no man's rriaster and that the worker has a rightful claim to the fruits of labor. But if a huge political government develops to take the fruits of one man's labor and distribute it to others, then a conflict arises. This is what has happened to Mr. Lmcoln's country and to the government he fought to keep united. Mr. Lincoln's words did not point us to this direction, but the workings of the machinery he preserved did so. We still thrill to the words. Illegal Court Order zrOne of the theories under which iome judges are operating today is lhat a court order can be enforced jj^en when it is illegal. An example TS a New Orleans case in which a federal circuit court judge ordered reporters not to publish testimony iiven in open court. The publication "Aid take place, and the newsmen were held in contempt therefor. The iase is now going to a hearing be^re a 15-judge panel of the Fifth IIS; Circuit Court of Appeals. " "rhe idea that an illegal order is imforceable is not limited to the courts. We have a report of an Internal Revenue Service seizure of property. The seizure was resisted by Ethe owner on a claim of illegality. Pe was arrested and brought to Jrial. According to the information fiiat we have on the subject, the fed- jeral Judge ruled that the legality or Bie illegality of the seizure order was not an issue in the criminal proceedings against the owner. H^In the New Orleans case, the re- Iporters claim the court order amounts to prior restraint on the i)ress. In other words, tlie press is vaccountable for what it prints, but ^udge can tell it in advance what Snot to print without compelling evidence of a clear and present danger. |rhat doctrine has been established 30thout interruption in American 3aw since 1640 when John Milton aerote his famous "Aereopagitica," STplea against prior censorship. It ^as enforced upon the English Scrown by the Cromwell ascendancy 3hat took the life of Charles I. It is Etherefore a doctrine sealed with iilood. HrThe prosecution in the New Or- Heans case, which happens to be ^President Nixon's Justice Depart- §tient, counters the reporters' argu- 5iient by saying the newsmen could 9iiave telephoned the Fifth Circuit IE the small society Meany Toying With Parties WASHINGTON fUPI) — AFL -CIO President George Meany is toying with tiie political parties in ways hinting that he has ideas about leading the labor movement back to its ancient position of partisan neutrality. Most oi organized labor never has let itself be identified as an arm of the Democratic party. Scattered Republican candidates have received its endorsement and other help. Much more manpower and money was allotted to Democrats before the Meany-Ied AFL-CIO executive Council refused to along with Sen. George S. McGovern for the presidency last year. The AFL - CIO supported President Nixon's defense, foreign and Vietnam policies but otherwise had few friendly comments about his programs until his administration recently began talking about new tariff - making authority. The organization has deserted its free trade position in at least a partial move toward protec tionism. Meanwhile, Meany and the AFL - dO News have matched the Democratic side of Congress in protesting the President's proposals for cutbacks in domestic spending. Meany became president of the old American Federation of Labor in 1952, succeeding William Green, a coal miner, who had followed Samuel Gompers, the cigar-maker, who insisted that the then much smaller labor movement stay free of party entanglements. Other major labor leaders had embraced President Franklin r>. Roosevelt's New Deal in the 1930s including President John L. Lewis of the United Mine Workers. After his close affiliation with Roosevelt in 1936, Lewis broke away, endorsed Republican Wendell L Willkie for the presidency m 1940 and resigned as Congross of Industrial Organizations (CIO) chief after Roosevelt's reelection. Philip Murray, president of the relatively new United "The Seniority System" Steelworkers and a vice president of the mine workers, became head of the CIO, helping set up the CIO Political Action Committee to work for Roosevelt's fourth term in 1944 and Harrv S Truman in 1948. The AFL hung back until 1952 when it endorsed the Democratic loser, Adlai E. Stevenson, against Dwight D. Eisenhower. After the AFL-QO merger of 1954, the new outfit's Committee on Political Education (COPE) supported all Democratic presidential nominees until McGovern and gave the bulk of its support to congressional candidates with thtt Democratic label. A Gallup organization poll in mid -November after the election indicated Mc (3overn received 4(i per cent of the vote of union families against 54 per cent for Nixon. Over the past 20 years, his share compared with 61 and 57 for Stevenson facing Eisenhower in 1952 and 1956, 65 for John F. Kennedy against Nixon in 1960, 73 for Lyndon B. Johnson ever Goldwater in 1964 and 56 for Hubert H. Humphrey against 29 for Nixon and 15 for George C. Wallace in 1968. One prominent Democrat aware of the importance of the Democratic alliance with labor is Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts. More than a year ago, he testified before one of the party reform commissions: "We simply cannot allow a love affair with campus youth on the issue of tlie war to weaken or obscure the close tie the party has always had with tlie labor movement and the working man." Presiding at the hearing wa« McGovern. The Letter Box Court and have had the judge's "prior restraint" set aside. The prosecution thus acknowledges that the order was illegal, but nevertheless asserts the force of law for it. The proposition that illegality is law will not be hard for lawyers to understand, but we believe that it will be hard to explain to people who are victimized by it. Courts can get by with such refined logic as long as the point in such prosecutions is not generally known. But when the point is thoroughly understood by a wide segment of the population, the effect will be to polarize the public against that brand of justice. This was exactly what Milton proved when he penned the memorable Aereopagi tica. By asserting authority to enforce illegal orders, it seems to us the court is placing itself in the role of a traffic officer at a crowded intersection. His gestures and commands require conformity at the moment because of the urgency of the situation. In other words, we have here the factor of clear and present danger. Americans can accept the reasonableness of obeying an order even though they might criticize the practicality of a specific traffic order, after obeying same. But where this reasonable analogy falls down, is that today some judges are saying they can repeal a historic liberty by the stroke of a pen in any situation whatever. The record shows people are tolerant within limits. BIBLE VERSE And I did not listen to the voice of my teachers or incline my ear to my instructors.—Proverbs 5:13. You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him to find it for himself.—Galileo, Italian astronomer. Dear Editor: Over the many years since the Inception of democracy the various societies of our world have strived to build a form of government that would represent all the people, all of the time. This is a goal that many of our men and women have laid down their lives for. We, of these, "United States of America," have indeed, much to be thankful for. All people should know and, be aware of, the pitfalls of thinking that any elective body can govern a people to the complete satisfaction of all concerned. Somewhere, sometime, some person will find that the wishes of the majority conflicts with his immediate goal and, thus, the acorn of the mighty oak is eni- bedded in our form of rule, arid if allowed to grow, it will soon overshadow the wishes of tha majority of the people. There is nothing new about a few men dominating many, "as the fall of many empires have proven," what could really be new, would be a way for people to suffer a few moments of their time to study just what their democratic form of government really means to them. We have our homes, automobiles, food, and many luxuries that are accepted as a GOD GIVEN RIGHT, "but," are we spending s6 much time enjoying our beautiful goods that we are blinded to the fact that by a few strokes of the pen and no, "wielding of the sword," all our efforts to build the easy life could be OBLITERATED. This, in itself, could indeed be a so bering and frightening prospect. To look even further into the future, what would our children and our grandchildren have to develop into to survive in a society where no trust and no faith exist. It would, indeed, be an ideal community if we could dutifully go to the polls and elect our representatives with the knowledge that no matter what may come we are comforted by the knowledge that our best interests are always placed before the personal interests of a very small minority.. No one man, or one body, can please all the people "which is part of the price of democracy," but, all avenues of fairness and decency must be explored to do ones very best for the majority and pray that the next round will benefit the rest of the people. Many of our difficulties could be solved if more of our people would stop for a moment and ask themselves, "am I so busy, or so selfish," that I cannot hesitate in the enjoyment of my good life for a moment to consider just how small an amount of my time it would really take to perpetuate this good life so that it will endure for many suc ceeding generations. To this end, many of our wonderful citizens are devoting their time and effort to promote a greater harmony among the people of our cities, and a concerted effort on the part of all our citizens to take an active interest in our cities' government All citizens of our fair cities are urged to attend the meetings of their Honorable City Commission and learn the inner workings of our democratic form of government. Many of us are not really interested in today's governmental action, but, what of our children's children? It would be to our colossal shame if they were denied the very essence of our present luxury. To those citizens, "tho they may not be able to attend the regular City Commission Meetings," will nonetheless be kept abreast of the functioning of t he i r governmental bodies. Again, I urge each and every citizen to take an active interest in their cities' government so, as you, YOURSELF, may judge whether or not you are receiving the sort of representation you voted for. 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Branch offices in princinal cities. j by Brickman -STILL Cfc>&S- Dear Dr. Lamb — In your column, you stated that adults need approximately a quart of milk a day and in another column you stated that anyone taking digitalis should avoid excess calcium intake. Now my question is this. How much milk would be considered excessive for anyone taking digitalis? I am retired, age 69, weigh 195 pounds and take digitalis to control a tendency towards paroxysmal tach ycardia. My doctor tells me it is safe for me to ride my bicycle 20 miles a day which I do and feel great in doing it. Dear Reader — Individuals taking digitalis and the various medicines that contain digitalis products will not have any trouble drinking ordinary quantities, one to two quarts a day. The problem is that calcium tablets are available without prescription to the general public. This includes bone meal preparations and a number of vitamin tablets with calcium. If you add these sources of calcium intake to ordinary milk intake, it could cause difficulties. For this reason, I think anyone who takes digitalis medicine regularly should avoid taking mineral tablets or other health foods without their doctor's recommendation. Sounds to ine like you're doing rather well, if you are able to bicycle 20 miles a day. Dear Dr. Lamb — I'd appreciate your comment on an article that stated that the combination of aspirin and alcohol are potentially dangerous. According to the article, aspirin sometimes causes smaU bleeding and alcohol can penetrate the stomach and cause the bleeding to be worse. I have been using two aspirins with a /EDNESDAY, FEB. 28 Your birthday today: Relationships are erratic at best, with many sudden quirks of cu-cumstances, odd timing, much excitement. Today's native s are generally conscientious, somewhat shy about assuming obligations, often interested in sports anil athletics. ARIES (March 21-April 19): With gentle care for those less fortunate, seek agreement amongst your equals, associates. Bright ideas are normal for todav. TAURUS (April 20-lVIay 20); It's quite all right to be satisfied with yourself in anticipation what you may be able to do to improve your income. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Effrontery now fails. If you are going to be bossy, be sure you have the authority. In personal relationships, you don't, CANCER (June 21-July 22); .lust being yourself may be all that is needed for a successful day. This is a good time to catch up on any neglected correspondence. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Get started on something you've been putting off — distasteful responsibilities arc better borne early and without comment. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): In the course of rather ordina ry activities you gain a deeper perspective on yourself and your work — there's much to do yet. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct, 22) : A long-standing question comes near resolution — you may be relieved at your reaction to not having to consider the question. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Differences of opinion exist, can easily become quarrels. See whether you can stay out of a game of trading harsh words. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22- Dec. 21): You are apt to plunge right into self-expressive projects without thinking of costs or reactions amongst your friends. CAPRICORN (Bee. 22-Jan. 19): The pitch begins with "why don't we . .." and from there it's a gamble if you join the scheme. You've lots of energy. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): An inner streak of mischief leads you to the words and deeds that dismay your associates with the best intentions, too. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) : You can't sit back and watch life happen to you especially today. You must get up and going and busy making things happen. glass of wine at bedtime as a sedative and considered it safer than sleeping pills but now I am concerned about the effect on my stomach. If you agree with this article, what in your opinion would be a safe interval between the two? For example, if one had a couple of drinks and then later found it necessary to take aspirin. I am a 46-year-old grandmother and in good health except for being a little overweight with slightly high blood pressure for which I take medicine under a doctor's supervision. Dear Reader — Small flakes of aspirin material will actually stick to the lining of the stomach and can bum small holes in it and can cause bleeding. Large amounts of aspirin also affect the clotting mechanism of the blood to cause a bleeding tendency. Because alcohol does cause the stomach lining to be engorged with blood and causes an increased secretion of acid juices by the stomach, I would readily believe that the combination is not good. The best way to take aspirin is to take it at the end of a meal or to eat something when you take it, such as cottage cheese, or drink a glass of milk. Milk will help to neutralize the acids in the stomach and help to prevent precipitating aspirin crystals on the stomach lining. It takes several hours to eliminate the effects of alcohol on the stomach. If one insists on taking the two, it would be better to take the aspirin first with a liquid neutralizer such as milk. Perhaps an hour or more later this would have been emptied from the stomach and it would then be safer to have a glass of wine. COMNUNiTY CALENDAR WEDNESDAY 7:00 a.m.-Beach Optimist Club, Long Beach Restaurant 9:00 a.m.-Navy Officer Wives Bridge Club, Breezeway, Navy Base 9:00 a.m.-Bay County Council on Aging, 850 Harrison 10:00 a.m.-TOPS No. 213, Beach Community Center 12:00 noon—Parkwiay Lions Club, Village Inn Restaurant No. 2 12:15 p.m.-Downtown Kiwanis Club, Talk O Town Restaurant 1:00 p.m.-Cove Duplicate Bridge Club, 110 S. Palo Alto Ave. 1:00 p.m.—Bay County Council on Aging, 850 Harrison 1:30 p.m.—Bay County Council on Aging, Beach Civic Center 2:00 pm.-Panama City Beach Commission, City Hall 3:30 p.m.-Children's Story Hour, Bay County Public Library 6:30 p.m.-Deaf Sign Language Class, St. Andrew Baptist Church 7:00 p.m.—Weight Watchers of Panama City, Day Care Center, Memorial Hospital ^ 7:00 p.m.—Bay County Stamp Qub, Tom P. Haney Vocational School, Nurses Wing 7:30 p.ni.^Panama City React, Frank Nelson aubhouse 7:30 p.m.-Order of Amaranth, Rush L. Darby Ckjurt, No. 28, Acme Temple 7:30 p.m.-Panama City Amateur Radio Club, 130 Church Ave. ?:30 p.rn-Author Lecture Series, Public library 7:30 p.m.-Ladies Auxiliary, NCOA Building No. 1126, TAFB BERRY'S WORLD We could use same sHuathn and change ffie mef- sage to 'Mn thm New M-Volunteer Amy, Nwfl"
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