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NEWS-IIERJLIJL* 123W.5THST. 763-7621 Panama Cky, Florida A Florida Freedom Newspaper This newspaper is dedicated to furnishing information to 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 gift from God and not a political grant from government. Freedom is neither license nor anarchy. It is self-control. No more. No less. It must be consistent with the truths expressed in such great moral guides as the Coveting Commandment, the Golden Rule and the Declaration of Independence. "It's Bad News from Washington—No Check!" Page 4A TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 1973 Lower Prices Practical? President Richard Nixon's forecasts of lower prices for food are welcome but how practical are they? His speech recently has at least a couple of workable elements. He lowered trade barriers for food imports. That means beef from Australia and Argentina, much cheaper than American beef, can come in at a saving for American housewives, even though the dollar was devalued by 10 per cent. He has ended subsidies for agricultural exports. That mean's the government has stopped giving money to exporters to make up for the over-market prices of farm products, made high in the first place by money given by the government to farmers. In other words, until the export subsidy v/as ended, foreign governments, like Red China and the Soviet Union, could buy wheat or other U. S. grown food, cheaper than Americans can. Now the domestic and foreign markets can compete equally for American food which could result in lower prices at the grocery. Nor is the regular export market in danger. The dollar devaluation provides an automatic "subsidy" to U. S. agricultural exports. These are great steps forward and undo a significant part of the harm which nonsensical economic policies have done to the American cost of living and inflation, since 1934. Mr. Nixon is to be warmly congratulated for his courage. He faces a multitude of dangers. Congress is dominated by his adversaries. The unions can give him a lot of trouble because, as the President concedes, the momentum toward higher prices won't halt for months. Do the unions calm their members down or do they troop to the White House to exploit their newfound "in" with Mr. Nixon? Take Mr. Nixon's worthy project to let foreign dried milk come in quantity. Milk is a rigged market in the U. S. and, at an almost uniform 54 cents a quart, Is vastly more expensive than Danish and New Zealand milk. America's dairy industry is on record as having been of considerable financial aid to Mr. Nixon in his reelection campaign. Suppose the trade organization's bag men demand to be "protected"? What causes us to cheer less than lustily in Mr. Nixon's message, is his hanging on to those government agencies which subsidize and regulate. What can "permit" can also prohibit. Mr. Nixon faces the possibility of. combating pressure which he may not be able to resist. He may be forced to use his agencies against the American people again — in the regimentarian pattern so familiar since the establishment 40 years ago of the notorious alphabetical bureaus. Mr. Nixon today Is in a position similar to that of Ludwig Erhard of Western Germany in 1948. At that time after World War II, German economy continued to lie shattered, chained by rationing and import restrictions. Erhard was forbidden by regulations to increase or decrease quantities without consultation, but there was no ban spelled out on getting rid of the restrictions in toto. One Sunday in June 1948, Erhard went to radio and announcerd the termination of all economic restrictions. Gen. Lucius Clay, U. S. commander, told Erhard his advisors assessed Erhard's move as dangerous. Erhard told Clay: "Pay no attention to them. So do mine." As everyone knows, Germany — never looked back until it has become the world's leading exporter and a paragon of prosperity. What would eliminating all those government parasites, frustrating American freedom, and progress, do? Isn't it the American thing to do to dump the backseat driver? It's at least as American as Erhard's dumping his. Anyway — economically speaking — this is Mr. Nixon's second good step. The first was to hold the fort against further deficit spending, which he is having a continuing fight on. Let us hope Mr. Nixon gets bolder and bolder in this direction. If he is at all undecided as he was when he established price controls — after he said he would trust in the market to work its remedying magic — then he will merely provoke a petulant and vastly damaging reaction from the big spenders and the socialists. You've got your finger in the dyke. Dick. PHIL NEWSOM Foreign News Commentary What Next, Uncle Sam? So help us, that's what it says — the new hippie postage stamp. For awhile, we were afraid to put our copy of the stamp on a letter. We didn't think the boys in blue down at the U. S. Postal Sometimes Service would accept it. We supposed it was one of those stampy- looking stickers that people sometimes decorate their mail with. When we received a letter with the unbelievable on it, our consternation was confirmed. We first noted that the stamp bore a large patch of passionate purple, with the lettering in red and the inter-lettering in green. We next noted that the Periods were missing "U.S." so that it came our "US" unlike the general run of other stamps. So the message is "LOVE US." That's a mighty sweet sentiment for a government monopoly to put out, isn't it? Some people will like it. And we who don't — well, we can buy a stamp that we're more accustomed to. Now that Big Government finally has grasped the principle of pleasing the customers, what about repealing the law that says nobody the small society but the government can deliver letters? Big government . do you really LOVE US? QUOTES As great powers, we shall sometimes be competitors, but we need never be enemies. —President Nixon, addressing the Russian people on television. I've been here two years and I'm just learning where they hide the money. —Allen Claxton, assistant budget director of New York City, on the mysteries of balancing the budget. BIBLE VERSE The shatterer has come up against you. Man the ramparts; watch the road; gird your loins; collect all your strength. — Nahum 2:1. Make preparations in advance. You never have trouble if you are prepared for it. — Theodore Roosevelt. Faced with the empty chairs of France and China, 25 nations have resumed in Geneva the disarmament talks that started in 1962. Making the conference something more than an exercise in futility is the evidence of progress accumulated slowly and painfully in the years past -.the nuclear test ban of 1963 banning all but underground tests, the nonproliferation treaty which became effective in 1970 and others attempting to make the ocean floor and outer space free of atomic weaponry. But there also were the resentments of the' small nations who charge that they are given only rubber-stamp participation in agreements reached first by the nuclear powers, primarily the United States and the Soviet Union, cochairnien of the Geneva meeting. And there is the knowledge that as France and China boycott the conference while pressing to perfect their own bombs and delivery systems, the once closely held secret of the atom is not a secret any more. Instead, it has spread to the four corners of the earth, to the point in fact where a cheap atomic bomb could become a weapon turned out in a basement bomb factory by an underground responsible to no one but itself. In Geneva, the large powers have other matters to divert their attention. These are the resumed U.S.­ Soviet talks looking toward limitation of strategic arms (SALT), preliminary talks in Helsinki looking toward a full- dress conference on European security, the reduction of forces talks in Vienna and the talks which started this week on the future of Indochina. In Geneva, France and China hold the key. Neither has shown any interest in the conference and neither has signed the 1963 accord banning tests in the atmosphere, in space and under water. France has reiterated her determination to proceed wifh her tests in the Pacific despite sharp remonstrances from Aus- Published Daily and Sunday by Florida Freedom Newspapers Inc. Second Class Postage Paid at Panama City, Florida: P.O. Box 1940, ZIP Code 32401. Direct Successor to the Panama City News. Member Audit Bureau of Circulation. SUBSCRIPTION RATES BY CARRIER: Daily And Sunday, 1 year, $31.20, 6 Mos. $15.60, 3 Mos. $7.80, 1 Mo. $2.60, . Daily Only, 1 Year tralia and New Zealand and Pacific coast nations of South America. Before participating in any world disarmament conference, China has demanded prior commitments from the United States and China to dismantle all foreign military bases, including nuclear bases, withdraw all armed forces from other countries and pledge not to be the first to use nuclear weapons. The tactics are similar 1o those used earlier by the Soviets in the catch-up phase of their own nuclear arms race, and obviously are not acceptable today either to the Soviets or to the United States. The nonproliferation treaty of 1970 has been signed by 97 nations, according to U.N. figures, of which 67 have given it formal ratification. Among the nonsigners are seven classified as "near nuclear." They are Argentina, Brazil, India, Israel, Pakistan, South Africa and Spain. Some may never sign. Other "near nukes" signed but not ratified are Belgium, Egypt, West Germany, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Switzerland. Belgium, West Germany, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands, however, have signed up with the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for peaceful uses of atomic power and are expected to ratify soon. What it boils down to is, don't expect any positive action from Geneva this year. Letters To The Editor To the parents of Bay County: This is a plea to the public for help with a problem that is out of hand here and across the United States. The drug problem is ruining our young generation. The young people think it is really something to smoke pot or pop pills. They think that there is no danger in them. I am a concerned parent. I would like to know where and LO whom we parents can go when we know that we have teenagers who are on drugs of any kind. You might try to call an agency in Bay County for help, but in the end, you find yourself referred from one agency to another and on to yet another. You can't get help that way. As much as it might, we parents have to report each and every drug user and seller if we ever hope to put a clamp on drugs in the United States. I repeat, that includes the user, 1 and not just the pusher. What are we parents to do? When we find our sons and daughters using drugs, or if we find the drugs in our children's possession, we can only turn the drug over to the local law men. We could also sign a complaint against our own kids, but is this helping them get rid of a problem or just making the problem worse? As ..a., parent, I am concerned with this problem, and I am asking all concerned parents to get together with me and other concerned people and see if we can begin to start solving the problem. I am also concerned with the way Youth Services is handling the problem when it is brought to their attention. Are we as parents getting a fair shake from the Division of Youth Services? Are we really getting the full benefit of all the tax dollars we have poured into the service? I don't think we are getting much at all. I, personally, will be more than glad to meet with any parents that are concerned with this problem, in the hopes that one of us might come up with an answer. I don't profess to be an expert about drugs, or even about kids. I just know that I care about my son, and I don't want him to be destroyed by something that is much bigger than he knows. M. W. Carter Panama City $21.00, 6 Mos. $5.25, 1 Mo. Only, 1 Year, $6.48, 3 Moi. $1.08, $10.50, 3 Mos. $1.75, Sunday $12.96, 6 Mos. $3.24, 1 Mo. BY MAIL Daily & Sunday, 1 Year. $42.00, 6 Mos. $21.00, 3 Mos. $10.50, 1 Mo. $3.50, Daily Only, 1 Year, $26.40, 6 Mos. $13.20, 3 Mos. $6.60,1 Mo. $2.20, Sunday Only 1 Year, $18.20, 6 Mos. $9.10, 3 Mos. $4.55. Represented in the general advertising field by Ward-Griffith Company, Inc. 757 Third Ave., New York, N.Y. 10017. Branch offices in princinal cities. • by Brickman 6ee A LOT IN PAWN PAVs- • V AgSLQW IB 9 D JUL 1 JLAJL JLimR aids OCMJ ZE1 3-6 Dear Dr. Lamb — Please discuss renal threshold, particularly with respect to diabetics and its variations in time and in different people. Is there a pattern of change in the renal threshold according to age, duration of diabetes and from time factors? Dear Reader — The kidney is a giant filtering plant for the body. When the body contains too much water the normal kidney will eliminate the excess. If our diet contains more salt than we need, the excess salt is eliminated by the kidney. If the blood glucose (commonly called blood sugar) rises too high the excess glucose is filtered out by the kidney. At the same time, for the filtering mechanism to work properly, the kidney is set to conserve vital elements. If we're not drinking enough water the kidney quits eliminating water. If we don't eat enough salt, the kidney restricts the elimination of salt in the urine. In order to accomplish these complex mechanisms the kidney has a threshold level for most substances so that when an excess amount accumulates in the blood, it is eliminated. Regarding blood glucose, the filter level is set at values of about 170 or 180. If the glucyse level is greater,than this, the excess glucose is eliminated. Normal people can have sugar in their urine by this method. If they eat a lot of sweets which are rapidly absorbed from the digestive tract the blood glucose level will rise sharply and above the 170 level of the renal threshold. The excess sugar is lost in the urine. The blood sugar returns to normal and after that the glucose is conserved and no more is eliminated in the urine. People do have different renal thresholds for glucose and when people get older, particularly if they have associated kidney disease, the threshold for loss of glucose is raised. A person can have a high blood glucose level and be a severe diabetic and still not be spilling a lot of sugar in the urine. This problem is why doctors rely on blood sugar tests while they're actually doing the major portion of regulating a diabetic. It is more reliable than using the urine test. Also there are some individuals who have a very low renal threshold and commonly tend to lose sugar in the urine though the blood sugar level has not become markedly elevated. This is a very rare condition, however In normal people, the renal threshold for eliminating blood sugar is fairly constant and doesn't vary much throughout the day or with time unless disease develops. The big change } B in the level of the blood sugar which fluctuates in accordance with what's eaten and how the body handles it. When the blood sugar exceeds the threshold then it's eliminated and when it's below the threshold, it is conserved. Question: Sen. Alan Cranston of California says the United States should never again allow itself to become involved in an Indochina civil war. Is there any reason U.S. military forces should become involved in any other war in Asia. Europe, Africa or any other nation? Answer: We can think of no reason for U.S. military forces to become involved in any other wars, unless it is attacked. However, we fear some'of those in Congress who have been so demanding that U.S. forces withdraw from Vietnam wouli not be so eager for peace in some other parts of the world. We have heard some of the Vietnam "doves" who have appeared quite militaristic about the Middle East, and even about parts of southern Africa. We suspect a great many politicians are not in favor of the United States returning to its original principle of free commerce between people of all nations, but to avoid permanent alliances with iall other political governments. The News-Herald long has favored free trade between free people, which we believe will result in peace. We are convinced that peaceful commerce between peaceful individuals of all nations would make people so interdependent that they would be unable and unwilling to go to war. This extends even into aid programs in which individuals of one nation willingly offer physical or moral, or financial assistance to those of other nations. However, when the politicians intervene in any sort of peaceful commerce between peoples, the element of force enters the picture. And where force is used, peaceful actions are prevented. The politicians say who may and who may not trade; they determine with what nations this nation will trade. When they say a U.S. businessman may not import products from Russhi, China, South Africa, Rhodesia, or any other nation, they are preventing peaceful intercourse and building resentments here and abroad. Resentments can lead to war. We believe the U.S. government should reaffirm the statements of George Washington in his Farewell Address: "Harmony, liberal intercourse with all nations are recommended by policy, humanity, and interest. But even our commercial' policy should hold an equal and impartial hand, neither seeking nor granting exclusive favors or preferences; consulting the natural course of things; diffusing and diversifing by gentle means the streams of commerce, but forcing nothing. . ." In that way lies peace. TUESDAY, MARCH 6 Your birthday today: Increasing your personal resources becomes a major campaign this year. Adjustment is the word for much of your actions. Today's natives tend to strong family ties, impressionable emotions and interest in the occult. ARIES (March 21-April 19): Your temper is up, with no constructive target handy — find some physically challenging work. The idea of later hours has expansive potential. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Refrain from demanding a yes-or-no answer; collect all the rewards later. It's a good time for revealing secrets, including your own, so be careful. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Whether you can use today's windfall immediately is dubious. Seek introductions, arbitration of existing issues. CANCER (June 21-July 22): The closer people are to you, the less they understand your career moves. Don't invite or encourage meddlers. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): With your public image expanded, any recent errors ' are as prominent as your virtues. A bold front, candor, and good will are your only defense. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Anything concerning money is subject to variable factors. Hold joint or group resources intact. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Accept a passing mood of dissatisfaction as a stimulus to more effective work. Go with the young, see the sights, get a fresh perspective. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Diversify your living and work area. Travel, even short trips, brings contacts and essential information. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22- Dec. 21): It's a natural family, home-life day. Do what you can to enjoy it as it is. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19); Be ready to move promptly to take advantage of opportunity. Good news is on the way, along with added responsibility. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Your appetite for material progress is increased. Simplify your schedule, drop all non-essentials, get to the point. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Get a second opinion, think it over, then follow your intuition. Social and financial re-arrangements proceed in awkward steps. Community Calendar TUESDAY 7:00 a.m.—Panama City Beach Lions Club, Holiday Lodge Restaurant 9:00 a.m.—County Commission, Courthouse Annex 9:30 a.m.—NCOA Ladies Auxiliary, Members Home 9:30 a.m.—Weight Watchers, Womans Club 10:00 a.m.—Bay County Council on Aging, Parker City Hall 12:00 noon—Veterans of World War I and Ladies Auxiliary, Daffin Park Clubhouse 12:00 noon—North Panama City Kiwanis Club, Talk O Town 12:15 p.m.—Rotary Club, Seven Seas Restaurant 12:15 p.m.—Exchange Club of Panama City, Holiday Inn Restaurant, Downtown 1:30 p.m.—Navy Enlisted Wives Club, Long Glass Lounge 7:30 p.m.—Beach Men's Association, Designated Location 7:00 p.m.—East Bay County Lions Club, Coffee Cup Restaurant 7:00 p.m.—Weight Watchers, Womans Club 7:00 p.m.—Masonic Lodge 369, Callaway Lodge Hall 7:00 p.m.—Rutherford Band Parents Association, Rutherford High School 7:30 p.m.—Bay County Medical Society, Memorial Hospital 7:30 p.m.—Panama Art Association, City Auditorium 7 30 p.m.—Camellia Society of Panama City, Garden Center 7:30 p.m Silver Sands Coin Club, First Federal Building Eastside Branch 7:30 p.m.—St. Andrew Mens Club, Truesdell Park Memorial Hall 7:30 p.m.—Parker City Council, City Hall 7:30 p.m.—Zeta Zeta, First Federal Building 7:30 p.m.—Xi Alpha Kappa, Members Home 7:30 p.m.—Phi Delta Omicron, Members Home 7:30 p.m.—Beta Rho Chapter, Frank Nelson Jr. Community Building 7:30 p.m.—Order of Amaranth No. 18, York Rite Building 7:30 p.m.—Harry Jackson Lodge No. 314, Masonic Hall, Lynn Haven 7:30 p.m.—Benevolent Patriotic Order Does 180, Elks Lodge 7:30 p.m.—Panhandle Gun Club, Jr. Deputy Clubhouse 7:30 p.m.—Tyndall Toe Tappers, Service Club, TAFB 7:30 p.m.—Cove Duplicate Bridge Club, 110 S. Palo Alto Ave. 8:00 p.m.—Alcoholics Anonymous, 39 E. Beach Dr. GULP COUNTY 12:15 p.m.—Port St. Joe Kiwanis Club, St. Joe Motel Dining Room 7:00 p.m.—Weight Watchers, Union Hall, Port St. Joe 8:00 p.m.—Port St. Joe Jaycees, Board Meeting, Centennial Building , WASHINGTON COUNTY 12:00 noon—Chipley Kiwanis Club, Chipley Motel Restaurant 7:30 p.m.—Chipley Hbusing Authority, 500 North Boulevard

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