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Fag* 1A NEWS-HERALD, Panama City, Fla., Friday, 4we%\m I NEWS-HERALD 123 W. 5TH ST fi • t k v. • if V V." L .....................>. v .,>.o .......7w .7«2i Panama City, -Florlkfy A Florida Freedom Newspaper This newspaper is dedicated to furnishing information to our readers so that: they can better promote and preserve their own free* dom 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. *rv< |i 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. & w '•V w w w vv w W w w ft iv. w Si • • w . I'.'. T it* And Now, Liquor Lib! Along with everything else they established in 1787, the Founding Fathers made a "common market" out of the United States. The "Commerce Clause" was intentionally inserted into the Constitution to remove trade barriers between the states, which had been one of the principal grievances of the former colonies. Prior to Prohibition, the Supreme Court ruled that intoxicating liquor was a legitimate subject of commerce, "as much so as cabbages and candlesticks." Since the repeal of Prohibition in 1933, however, court opinion has held that the 21st Amendment (Repeal) overrides all other constitutional provisions and permits individual states complete latitude in the area of liquor control, including the right to discriminate against wine produced in another state. The result has been a pattern of "Balkinization!* in state liquor laws, especially in regard to wines. A bill currently before Congress — H.R. 2096 — would give alcoholic beverages the protection they were once guaranteed under the Constitution. The bill has been passed by a substantial majority in the House of Representatives and is now awaiting action in the Senate. The only right that would be denied to an individual state would be the "right" to discriminate the wines of any one are in favor of the wines from any other area. It could not force a retailer, whether a state-operated store or a private licensee, to buy or to refrain from buying any wines offered for sale by suppliers, nor would it interfere with a state's adoption of local option laws. H.R. 2096 would, in short, remove a shadow that has hovered over the legal status of alcoholic beverages for some 40 years. Your Horoscope By Jeane Dixon FRIDAY, JUNE 21 Your birthday today: - Summer arrives at 2:38 p.m. EDT when the Sun enters Cancer. Both Gemini and Cancer natives born today [ace a complex, adventurous year with much excitement, lively shifts of relationships. Today's Gemini natives are natural philosophers. The • Cancerians are shrewd observers of cause and effect, have to learn to distinguish between their own and others' interests. Aries (March 21 -April 19]: Renovations, remodeling of property are favored. Whatever their relationship, those around you.object about the smallest details. Financial moves work better than expected. Taurus (April 20 -May 20]: LETTER BOX Dear Editor: I am glad that some of our legislators think that they have just completed a worthwhile session. I personally think that it has been another useless session. The number one problem in .this state is without a doubt, CRIME. I do not know of one thing that was done to help prevent crime. Most of our judges are to blame for the increase in crime. A number of times lately, I have read in papers where a prisoner excaped and was recaptured. The judge would sentence the prisoner to one •year to run concurrent with the sentence he was already serving, which means that nothing ; was done. I have read several times where a drunk driver that had caused an accident was I fined $26.00. What kind of justice is this?? I also read - •r- ; where a man was fined $26.00 \k '"for firing a weapon into an ^••7 . 'occupieddwelling. '* j'tv 'y I have said before, and I say M'\ * again that our legislature is -V •, '.going to have to pass a bill to \' .stop concurrent sentences, ,,>vabolish the parole commission $r J: Wdnd make sentences man- L *>>v datory. Until this is done you %v''i.';.-/are going to see a greater [fajtoir-,., iricreaseinerime. •#vY. ; v--, Sincerely, Clyde. M. Melvin P.O. Box 824 Port St. Joe, Fla. PJ. 648-3940 Career projects advance, al- tho a restless mood and shifting circumstances force some revisions. Romance thrives intermittently, happily, for the very young. Gemini [May 21-June 20]: Financial plans thrive if you proceed cautiously, one step at a time. General condi- ' tions perk up. An original idea is worthy of immediate attention, early application. Cancer [June 21-July 22]: Those who know you well ignore what you say; distant contacts are helpful. Roma n c e blossoms but shouldn't lead to major decisions yet. There are more- factors to take into account. Leo I July 23-Aug. 22]: Long-lost or canceled information turns up here and there if you ask the right questions. Consider your health and what you are doing to preserve it. Your duty is to yourself! Virgo [Aug. 23-Sept. 22]: If you stick with your specialty and avoid speculation there is great ease and some triumph in winding up this unusual work week. Don't overlook last minute items. Libra [Sept. 23-Oct. 22]: Many moments of opportunity pass too swiftly today. Take whatever offers that fit within your schedule. Reject­ ing the unfamiliar is a normal reaction, and is just as well. Scorpio [Oct. 23-Nov. 21]: Consultations with experts in your own and other fields pay off. An extra word may spoil an illusion, but nonverbal communications speak louder. t Sagittarius [Nov. 22-Dec. 21]: Rolling readjustments become part of your mode of operation for some weeks to come. Whatever happens opens a new line of probability, more to be done. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jao. 191: Time out to mend fences. You miss some of your usual "luck" in commercial matters, so you may as well feature the free "good things" of daily living. Aquarius [Jan. 20.Feb. 18]: Avoiding sudden changes is hard now, worth a try. You can talk practically anybody into agreement for at least a short time. Make a special effort . to be moderate! risces [Feb. 19-March 20]: Now you're the mediator, the center of several crossing pressures, with something important to accomplish, On the personal side, check up on your cash and outlays. 1 © 1974 by NEA, foe. COMMUNITY CALENDAR FRIDAY 4 9 :30 a.m. — Cove Duplicate Bridge Club, 110$. Palo Alto Ave. 9:30 a.m. — TOPS, Fla. Chapt. 76, Bob Geor|e Park. x; 11 a.m. — National Assoc. of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE), Chapt. No. 783, Harbour House Restaurant. Noon—Shrine Club, Harbour House Restaurant. 8 p.m.—Alcoholics Anonymous, Trinity Methodist Church, Public Invited. 8 p.m. — Alcoholics Anonymous, Gulf Beach Presbyterian Church, Public Invited. 8 p.m. — Swinging Squares Square Dance Club, Boys Club. GULPCOUNTY Noon (EST) — Port St. Joe Retail Merchants Assoc., St. Joe Motel Dining Room. SUNDAY 2 p.m. — Archery Club, Archery Range. 4 p.m. — Alcoholics Anonymous, St. Bernadette Catholic Church, Panama City Beach, Public Invited. Don Oakley Bottom drops out of the bag market DR. LAWRENCE E. LAMB Deficient diets and thyroid lack •'Did General Stonewall Jackson get that name for 'stonewaltlnq' it?*' . *4- 4. By Lawrence E. Lamb, M.D. DEAR DR. LAMB - I don't know whether I am fortunate or unfortunate to have read your column. I refer to your column about the 17-year-old girl who had been dieting and developed menstrual trouble, falling hair and personality problems. My 16- year-old daughter was experiencing the same symptoms and is also conscious of her weight. I took her to a physician, ne had her tested and, lo and behold, found her to be suffering from hypothyroidism. Now, I don't know whether you are right and it was her diet or the doctor I took her to was right and she has a low- thyroid problem. I have received several phone calls from relatives who read ydur articles avidly, advising me that my daughter's problem is only one of poor eating habits. Tell me. doctor, and tell them. DEAR READER - Many of the ills people have can be caused by more than one thing. This is the problem when one sees only part of the picture. To illustrate, the flu can cause a fever, but so can tuberculosis, cancer, leukemia and a host of other problems. The fact that tuberculosis can cause a fever in no way proves that the flu can't cause a fever. This is a common problem people have in understanding illnesses. What happens in one person is not necessarily the same thing in another person. In my earlier column that you read, I responded to a Bible Verse For people who speak thus make it clear that they are seeking a homeland. If they had been thinking of that land from which they had gone out, they would have had opportunity to return. — Hebrews 11:14,15. "The reason so many peo- J ile never get anywhere in ife is because, when opportunity knocks, they are out in the back yard looking for four-leaf clovers." -Walter Chrysler, American industrialist. I News-Herald | Published Daily and Sunday by Florida Freedom Newspapers Inc. Second Class Postage Paid at Panama City, Florida: P.O. Box 1940, ZIP Code32401. 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Semistarvation is not healthy. When you have a very low thyroid function it can also affect the menstruation and cause falling hair and personality changes. So, both problems can induce similar symptoms. Now, here is the interesting point. When you go on a semistarvation diet the metabolism slows down markedly. By slowing down the body s function, the body conserves its limited energy. It is like turning down the thermostat because there is a shortage of fuel energy. This is nature's protective device to help man survive periods of starvation, a problem in primitive man but not much of a problem in modern society, except in those who willfully starve themselves in unhealthy ways. I don't know whether your daughter has a low metabol­ ism because she has been starving herself or whether she has an overweight problem because of low thyroid function. To properly assess the thyroid function she would need to be on a proper, balanced diet. In any case, even if she has low thyroid function she will need to eat a proper diet, not a semistarva­ tion diet. If she does not have a low thyroid problem, then taking thyroid will not really help her control her weight. You'll find this out in time. Many people are fooled into thinking they need thyroid from the reaction they have when they stop the medicine. The body will adjust to taking thyroid and normal thyroid production will slow down. Then when we stop the thyroid medicine the gland will not produce enough thyroid hormone for awhile and symptoms of thyroid deficiency occur. These are doctor-made, and do not prove the thyroid was low to begin with. Send your questions to Dr. Lamb, in care ot this newspaper, P.O.Box 1551, Radio City Station, New York. N.Y. 10019. Ray Cromley America's economic woes incurable? By Ray Cromley WASHINGTON (NEA) A friend who is an adviser to the government's policymakers is convinced no one has the ability to solve our economic difficulties. Not the President. Not Congress. Not the economic experts, government or private. Neither Republicans nor Democrats. This is no usual man. He was at one time group vice president of one of the world's great corporations and is now a top-ranking consultant to a number of government departments. He has no solution and says: "my brain is not big enough." We have become too inter-dependent, rich nations as well as poor, for food, oil, metals and other minerals and raw materials and for markets for our goods. It is impossible to forecast the actions of governments, logical and illogical, which may affect economic conditions in other nations. Inflation, shortages, recessions and monetary instability creep from country to country, continent to continent. The roots of our economic problems reach into many countries and the resulting complexities are so great that human minds, however brilliant and however many computer they may employ, cannot cope with them. The situation is more difficult because what can be done economically to prevent disaster depends on what is politically practical. What will the President, any president, or Congress or the public go along with. No solution will work if there is not public acceptance. Much lip service has been paid to the international aspects of our economic problems. A plethora of conferences has been convened these past years on world monetary systems, skyrocketing oil prices, or preventing producers of other raw materials from following suit, and on eliminating hidden tariff barriers. Most meetings, unfortunately, have ended with a wringing of hands, pious statements and touted understandings which turn out to be agreements over trivia. We have not adequately studied those international economic matters over which we have some control — the effects of U.S. funded multinational corporations, of Washington policies on international oil exploration and investments, of our encouragement or discouragement of investments in raw materials in Latin, African or Asian lands, of the economic aid we provide to countries around the world. We make policies and take actions in these matters piecemeal without understanding their over-all effects. Despite talk to the contrary, our government these past decades has given short shrift to worldwide economics and its effects on our lives. The State Department fairly recently made its top economics man an undersecretary. It has not put him in the top echelon of policymaking. The secretary of the Treasury handles international economics with his left hand. Read the reports of the President's Council of Economic Advisers; note that blame for our troubles is laid internationally. There's an outline of how this happened but little real thought and less analysis (though considerable words) on how the problem can be solved. The White House, too, has had an office dealing with these matters. It has had little influence and not a great deal of intellectual depth. i.) By Don Oakley Consumers are getting used to being left holding the bag. The trouble is that now even bags are in short supply. Grocery stores around the country are asking customers to bring their own bags. Some are offering two cents or trading stamps for each one. Not only is there a scarcity of bags, but paper products of all.klnds, napkins, tissues, toilet tissue and towels, are frequently conspicuous by their absence from supermarket shelves. There are all kinds of reasons for the paper shortage, but basically the explanation is a simple one says Food Marketer magazine: demand exceeds supply. In 1973, the paper industry produced 2.7 per cent more paper than in 1972. In the 10 years before that, however, production increased 4.6 per cent annually. There are two reasons for the production slowdown. First, a shortage of natural resources; second, minimal profits in the paper industry which prohibit the expansion required to meet present demands. Canadian pulpwood producers increased their prices in 1973 and plan two more increases this year. The pulp producers blame the price increases on dwindling forest supplies and labor ana transport problems. Then there's the energy crunch. Several paper mills have been forced to shorten working hours and workdays to conserve natural gas. Some have closed operations permanently. Basic chemicals, such as chlorine for cooking woodpulp, are in short supply. In addition, installation of pollution equipment to comply with new government laws has pushed up operating expenses. Another reason the bottom has fallen out of the bag business is that there is little profit in krafl and bleach papers from which paper bags are made. Thus manufacturers have turned to more profitable grades of paper. Virtually at a stalemate in the United States because of price controls, paper products also began turning to the more lucrative overseas market and found eager purchasers in Japan and Europe, leaving the U.S. market starving. That's the bad news. Now For the worse news. The paper shortage, far from being just a temporary inconvenience, promises to develop into a major crisis, says Food Marketer. Through 1975, woodpulp production is expected to increase only 1.5 per cent a year, about a fifth the average annual increase in the previous 10 years. It takes two years or more to develop and install new paper producing equipment, and even it the needed mills were being built today, the shortages of basic resources would still hinder production. Soviet detente demands clear U.S. policy ByLeonDennen WASHINGTON (NEA) During the Congress of Vienna in 1815 (known as the "Dancing Congress^' in history books) Austria's Prince von Metternich was said to have replied to the news of the sudden death of a contemporary Russian diplomat with the thoughtful question: "What was his real intention?" This anecdote illustrates the suspicion with which the world then viewed the moves of Russian diplomacy no less puzzling under Tsar Alexander I in the 19th century than it is today under Leonid Brezhnev. Diplomats no longer dance. They now engage in summit meetings and conferences. But the world is still pondering the seemingly imponderable: What is Russia's real foreign policy? Not even Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, President Nixon's Metternich, seems to know the answer. The main difficulty for the free world lies in telling apart reality from appearance, differentiating from what the Kremlin leaders say and what they actually do. President Nixon will thus do well to remember, as he meets face -to -face with Leonid Brezhnev, that the Kremlin rulers are, above all, die-hard Leninists. And it was Lenin who said that until the Communist revolution triumphed throughout the world the idea of detente and disarmament was Utopian." • Soviet leaders - from Lenin and Stalin to Brezhnev have always regarded negotiations with the West as another tool to implement their revolutionary goal. There is nothing wrong, of course, with the Nixon- Kissinger policy of negotiations instead of confrontation. Friendly relations between the United States and Russia are essential if the peace of the world is to be maintained, however precariously. It is a fallacy, however, to assume that such friendly relations is a one-way street or that they can be safeguarded by fostering illusions. An awareness of the Kremlin's techniques and an alertness toward the Soviet rulers' ultimate revolutionary goal cannot be replaced by hopes of detente. We reach Into the stack of official Soviet pronouncements almost at random and draw out expressions of their revolutionary strategy that have been lost in the shuffle. Here is Lenin asserting: • "Disarmament can be implemented only as a result of the victory of the socialist revolution in the entire world." • "The disarmament idea is a Utopia in a society based on class contrasts." • "Communists cannot be against war without ceasing to be Communists." By now this is old stuff. But American policy makers, ii seems, must be constantly reminded that Lenin's turgid volumes are still the "bible" of the Kremlin leaders - despite the periodic twists and turns of their foreign policy. Surely they remember that it was during the Geneva summit meeting in 1955 that the Soviet leaders began their penetration of the Middle East. A decade later, without fir ing a shot, Communist Russia emerged as a dominant power in the Mediterranean, thus realizing the old imperialist ambitions of the Czars. The extraordinary fact about the current quest for detente is that it seems ignore the simple fact that the Soviet Union is a totalitarian nation engaged in a totalitarian process of expansion.

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