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HP •V. •X* TO w TO TO •X' 8ft w TO TO TO TO §& . w TO TO W ft?! ft: TO TO W TO •X" TO W TO 123 W. $TH STi ......*.. M .....................».....M ....i ...li3-Tt21 Panama City, 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. $ <v. >X' •X' •X* •X* •X* .v. w I ft: .8 "The Entrance Requirements Seem To Have Been Relaxed.. n 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 t the Coveting Commandment, the Golden Rule and the Declaration of Independence. |j A Tax With A Kick 1 : : J. Paul Getty, formerly billed as the world's richest man before the Arab kings broke into the news in a big way, is talking about a trip to California. He has a home there, but spent much of his time on his English estate. The Wall Street Journal reported Getty contemplates leaving England because the Labor Party has proposed a new tax law. The proposal would require foreigners who have been living in Britain for at least seven of the previous nine years to pay British tax on all their income. Hereto, foreigners were subject to the tax only on that portion of their income that they brought into the United Kingdom. The net effect of the Labor Party legislation appears not to be productive of anything beneficial. For one thing, it makes a bit of trouble for Mr. Getty who, taxes aside, seemed to prefer England. For another, the British government will not be getting any addition to its revenues—not out of Getty anyway. Thirdly, the money that the wealthy alien normally would spend for living and on art collection etc. will not fall into English hands. So who gained? Perhaps the new tax proposal may catch a few persons other than Getty who are in no condition to move elsewhere. On the whole, however, individuals in his income class can go just about anywhere they choose. They do not have to, submit to the tax; they can transfer to easier climes. The Laborites accomplished one thing. They set the skids for one of their better-paying customers. No wonder the shop is going broke. Expensive Savings Congress is trying to figure out some way to give the little guy a tax break. Rep. James Burk, D-Mass., came up with the idea of a 7 per cent investment tax credit for home gardening tools and equipment. The credit would encourage more home gardening and help bring down food costs, Burk claimed. The proposal is receiving serious credit from the House Ways and Means Committee, If it is accepted by the other Congressman, approved by the Senate and avoids veto by the President, you can expect to save $7 provided you buy $100 worth of garden tools in a calendar year. The Ways and Means Committee has 25 members, each of whom draws a salary of $42,500 a year, or a total of $1,062,500 a year. The committee has a staff of 25 persons, total renumeration unknown. In addition to the committee staff, each Congressman has his own staff. Each Congressman along with staff aides and committee aides occupy office space and require office furniture. The lawmakers have allowance in the thousands of dollars for travel and other expenses. Are you sure you can afford the $7 investment tax credit? Touth pill'not yet around the corner By Lawrence Lamb Man's quest for immortality has spawned innumerable treatments for old age. Most of these have been straightforward quackery practiced on the gullible. • But buried within the mountain of unscientific efforts are some useful ideas. A number of medicines provide legitimate therapy in maintaining youth and vigor. Female hormones are a good example since they will delay the characteristic changes of the menopause and associated symptoms in women with abnormally low hormone levels. Other medicines used to prevent specific diseases such as atherosclerosis which are closely associated with aging may also be thought of as "youth" pills. Aside from these legitimate enterprises in medicine, there nave been a host of less-honest efforts directed toward "rejuvenation." One of the most prominent charlatans was Dr. John Brinkley of Kansas, who became world famous with his goat gland transplants shortly after World War I. Brinkley chose the goat because of its well-known sexual capacities. During Brinkley s operations a man^s scrotum was literally packed with goat glands. Because testicles do contain testosterone, the male hormone, no doubt some few individuals did experience transitory hormonal effects. , But following a careful review of Brinklev's activities* the Kansas Medical Sociely revoked his medical ^ 'SBKX The idea that adding new ^ anac «a- In no tissue to Bid-would combat aging has some basis, however. In the early 1930s the famous, French physiologist Alexis Carrel demonstrated that he could keep tissues alive and vigorous indefinitely in the laboratory J by adding new young cells to the old cells for nourishment. However, cell therapy for humans remains a largely unexplored and risky treatment and is outlawed in the United States. Of course, much valuable work has been done in learning to replace old tissues with new or at least newer ones. Transplants involving human arteries damaged by atherosclerosis have been performed for years. More recently, kidney transplants have become almost commonplace in many hospitals. And heart transplant programs have sprung up around the world to become something of a status symbol for medical centers, although many difficulties remain unsolved. Despite these successes in attacking specific problems, many persons continue to seek a single panacea for all the ills of aging. In the post- World War II heyday of youth drugs, one of the most famous was Gerovital. Like most other youth remedies, Gerovital has been claimed to cure everything from baldness to impotence. The claims, however, have not been adequately supported by reputable scientists. As a result Gerovital and related youth compounds were completely outlawed in this country until 1973 when government approved studies to investigate its effects in combating depression, but not as a youth elixir. An article that appeared In a woman's magazine a couple of years ago is indicative of the enthusiasm of doctors the youth uncertain terms it implied that as a result of research done by Dr. johan Bjorksten, the youth pill was right around the corner. According to the author, Bjorksten had Used a unique method of studying the elements that attack fibrous ma- Your Horoscope By Jean* Dixon THK * FAMILY* LAWYKR "Fresh" Clerk Lois, shopping for sandals, paid no attention to the fact that she and the shoe clerk were alone in the store. But suddenly he seized her in a lustful embrace. Outraged, she struggled out of his grasp and escaped through the front door. Her complaint afterward to the. owner of the store got the man fired. Then Lois followed up with a damage suit against the owner himself. terial and devour it. These bacteriophages were found in the soil and related to the mechanism of digesting dead animals. Obviously they must contain some enzymatic substances capable of reversing the changes at the points where protein chains were stuck together since they were able to break down protein completely. If an extract were made from the bacteriophages, the long-awaited youth pill would be in the wings awaiting adequate funding to provide immortality for all. . Even the drug company that had supported the research was skeptical of the articles' enthusiasm and issued the following statement "While it is indeed true that such research was conducted by a ... respected scientist, the impression that there is now a product waiting around the corner which will ... completely rejuvenate the aged population is unwarranted... The Bjorksten article typifies the problem constantly facing the public about a "youth pill.". There are more unqualified hopes than there are facts available. The truth is that at this writing no simple, easy shortcut to perpetual youth — by medicine or surgery - exists. Only when the basic function, of genetic mechanisms and the factors that determine their capacity to perpetuate themselves are understood will a real opportunity for immortality exist. (From the book "Stay Youthful and Fit," by Lawrence E. Lamb, Af.D. Copyright (c) 1974 by Lawrence E. Lamb. Reprinted by permission ol Harper A Row Publishers, Inc.) "After all," she pointed out in court, "he was this fellow's employer. Surely an employer is responsible for the way his employees treat the public." But the court turned down her claim. Reason: the salesman had acted not in the line of duty but for his own private gratification. Generally speaking, you cannot hold management liable for an employee's misconduct if it was not related to his job. This rule has been applied not only to amorous advances but also to beatings, gunplay, defamation of character—even practical jokes. Thus, a motorist who was sprayed with gasoline by a mischievous gas station attendant was denied compensation from the station proprietor. The court said: .'The attendant was employed to service automobiles and not to hose customers." On the other hand, you may indeed have a claim if the employee, while doing his duty, simply overdid it. For example: A bartender ejected a noisy patron with so much vigor that he broke the man's arm. Could the victim collect damages for his injury from the company that owned the tavern? In this situation, the court ruled that he could hold the company legally liable. The difference was that ousting noisy customers was part of the bartender's regular duties. An employer must bear the responsibility, said the court, for the employee who does his job not wisely but too well. A public service feature of The Florida Bar and the American Bar Allocation. Written by Will Bernard. © 1974 American Bar Association Don Oakley India's future gets a shot in the arm By Don Oakley Few peoples are more self-righteous than the Indians (the India Indians, that is). Few countries are more adept at lecturing the big powers about their amorality while remaining oblivious to their own "Realpolitik" behavior, as in the seizure of Portuguese Goa a few years ago. Even so, there was a certain element of hypocrisy, even of condescension, in the shock expressed by this country and others in the west at India's announcement that it had joined the hot-so-exclusive nuclear club as member No. 6 by exploding its own underground "device." Why, India was supposed to be poor, always asking for loans and food aid, always on the verge of mass starvation. What business does a poor country like that have spending millions on nuclear baubles? Better to use that money to feed its people. "This same argument was advanced when we established our steel mills and machine-building plants," Prime Minister Indira Gandhi effectively lashed back at the critics. "They are necessary for development, for it is only through acquisition of high technology that we can overcome poverty and economic backwardness." To be sure, some of the old self-righteousness showed through Mrs. Gandhi's further statement that India's test was designed to see if the power of the atom could be used for constructive purposes - cracking underground oil reserves, etc. — while the rich countries had used nuclear energy for destruction. One strongly suspects that India's goal was first to explode a bomb and second to find peaceful reasons for doing so. But when all is said and done, India.by the sheer size of its population — what is it now, 500 million, or will someone bid 600 million? — has to be reckoned as a major power, or certainly as an immense country with natural aspirations for power commensurate with its size. Less convincing, unfortunately, was Mrs. Gandhi's promise that "there is nothing to worry about." India would never use a nuclear bomb in war. That is not the worry. The worry is that India's nervous neighbor Pakistan, or minipowers like Egypt or Israel or half a dozen other countries said to be capable of producing nuclear material, will feel that the bars are now down to nuclear club membership. Any increase in the number of nuclear powers must inevitably increase the odds that someday, somewhere, in response to some crisis, one of them might be tempted to explode one in anger. India did not need a nuclear bomb, but of course it had to WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2(1 Your birthday today: Materialization is the keyword in this coming busy year of discovery and development. So many diverse interests come to productive levels later in the year that you must select which will be your main enterprise. Relationships offer many poignant episodes all year. Today's natives are much given to big ideas, apt lo offer promises beyond ready achievement. Aries I March 21-April 101: Teamwork swings along norm a 11 y if you respond promptly and fairly. Good news from distant places helps. Bring in a symbol of another way of life for comparison. Taurus I April 20 -May 201: Impatience on all sides is typical today. Pace your efforts deliberately, allowing time for meditation. Let your imagination range over the available probabilities. (iemini I May 21 -June 201: Creative work comes out on top today. You'll do better facing forward rather than trying to redo past details. Unselfish attitudes invite cheerful incidents. Cancer I June 21 -.luly 221: Sensitive as you arc, others arc even more so. If necessary, delay your own plans and help someone else. Romance has some surprises, moments of triumph. I*o | .July 23-Aug. 22|: Nothing is easy today, but there are people close by who have good advice to offer. Creative efforts are assisted by fresh ideas, better working conditions. Virgo I Aug. 2 !KScpt. 221: Many small, neat transactions, which are well-understood, add up to more than a hasty plunge into big deals. Consider your health pro* gram and how you can maintain it. Libra I Sept. 2:iOct. 221: Experts and amateur* are all out for a field day of opinions, advice. Be your own counsel, avoid arguments as you go after your personal goals in calm discretion. Scorpio I Oct. 23-Nov. 211: Beware of secret deals, efforts to obtain unfair advantages. Care in the use of confidential information yields extra results. Find a good show, hear some great music! ... Sagittarius I Nov. 22 -Dec. 211 : Tread lightly, wait for the full story before you act on what you've heard. Business contacts need prudent handling. Family relations are strong. Capricorn I Dec. 22 -Jan. 101: The program you're pursuing presently reveals added areas in which you really ought to prepare yourself in greater depth. The sooner the better! Aquarius I Jan. 20 -Feb. is): You can't always have exactly what you Want; on the other hand, neither can the other fellow. If you each compromise just a little everybody is the winner. Pisces | Feb. 19-March 20): In everything but money, share whatever there is to do and enjoy. Pay no more than your share, however, and make no promises regarding future occasions. Tom Tiede Are there 'Manchurian candidates' among us? By Tom Tiede WASHINGTON - (NEA) - While others in this city . engage in the premature wonder of who the next president may De, lawyer Bernard Fensterwald, Jr. busies himself with the creepy question of who the next president may not be. Fensterwald is one of these people who believe that there are strange and conspiratorial things about in the Republic, things that not even the high and the mighty can control. His argument, simply, is that the last four presidential elections were decided by bullets not ballots. Lyndon Johnson won in 1964 because John Kennedy was shot down in 1963; Richard Nixon won in 1968 because only Hubert Humphrey was available to the Democrats after Robert Kennedy's murder; and Nixon, who might have lost to a pair of opponents in 1972, again won handily when George Wallace's votes were interrupted by another exploding revolver. Could it happen again? And who might the victim be? Fensterwald speculates privately, but not for the public record. He says only that the possibility should be of concern to America. He also says, tantalizingly or boorishly, depending on one's viewpoint, that "the federal government knows the truth, but isn't saying." Bedecked in a bowtie, and smiling mysteriously from have it In getting it, it behaved exactly like the big powers it • behind a pair of studious spectacles, Bernard Fensterwald so often criticizes; that is to say, absolutely in its own self-in- has for his doubts lately been branded a nut' 1 News-Herald 1 Published Daily and Sunday by Florida Freedom New- spappers 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. 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Palo Alto Ave. • 2 p.m. — Panama City Beach Commission, City Hall. 6:30 p.m. — Bay County Stamp Club, Tom P. Haney Vocational School. 6:30 p.m. — Deaf Sign Language Class, St. Andrews Baptist Church. 7 p.m. — Weight Watchers, Cove Shopping Center. 7 p.m. — Miracle Strip React, Long Glass Club, Navy Base. 7 p.m. — Bible Study and Prayer, Parkway Presbyterian Church. 7:30 p.m. — Order of Amaranth, Rush L. Darby Court No. 28, Acme Temple. , 7:30 p.m. — Panama City React, Frank Nelson — Panama City Amateur Radio Club, Clubhouse. 7:30 p.m. Clubhouse. 8 p.m. — Al-Anon Meeting, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. 8 p.m. — Loyal Order of Moose, Panama City Lodge 1389, Moose Lodge. GULF COUNTY 12:10 p.m. — Port St. Joe Lions Club, St. Josephs Bay Country Club. Once anything but a controversy, Fensterwald was a Senate investigator for 10 years before changing to a profitable private law practice. But now, deeply embedded in the thought that America is keeping something horrible from its children, and founder of a group called The Committee to Investigate Assassinations, the attorney is thought of as weird. "I like him," says one old Senate chum, "but I'm afraid he's gone off the deep end." The stand-off suspicion is quite natural. America has in recent times been too much subjected to the half-wit notions of quarter-wit entities. And where the "assassination conspiracy" theory is concerned, the subjection has seldom had wit &t dii* Currently, as example, a member of George Wallace's staff is advancing the idea that Communists have unleashed "Manchurian Candidates" into American politics. The think- ; ing is that people like Lee Harvey Oswald, Sirhan Sirhan and Arthur Bremer may have been "programmed to kill our great people." Fensterwald, however, is not apparently cut from that cloth. His committee on assassinations is a roster of respected names and his printable views are reasonable. His feeling that the government deceives the public, for instance, is, post-Watergate, almost the establishment philoso- i ' P Furthermore, he does not see any assassination plot, as ; such, by either foreign or domestic powers; rather, he cau- ' tions us legitimately that "murder nas in the past been a • policy of the U.S. government" - thus, to simply look on gov- { ernment as haloed is at best unintellectual. Fehsterwald's wish is to reopen investigations into each of \ the last decade's four major assassinations. Since he repre- 1 sentsone of the convicted assassins, James Earl Ray, his motives could be questioned if it weren't for the fact he joined i the client long after he joined the small clamor for full dis- : closure. ' i He does not deny that each of the convicted (except his j own client) is guilty; his motive is to prove they did not act' alone. Says he: "I think what's at the bottom of it may dwarf < Watergate. If people are shocked by Watergate, what we} may prove is one thousand times worse." Fensterwald won't say just what it is he's trying to prove. \ But he wouldn't be surprised if the CIA was heavily involved ,' in "the real story." He recounts the Washington gossip that Watergate plumber E. Howard Hunt wa6 once a CIA man in' Mexico City at the same time Lee Harvey Oswald was there f visiting, and that Hunt later, wrote a book calling John F. I Kennedy a "traitor" at the Bay of Pigs. ' . I Fensterwald also suggests that President Nixon profited I handsomely from two assassination attempts, adding: Do , you know where Nixon was the day President Kennedy was \ shot? He was iri Dallas, Texas." f It may be, as Henry Kissinger continues to insist, a sign of > the poisonous national atmosphere that questions of governmental implications in murder as well as Watergate are J given credence. Presumably, there is nothing to Fenster- i wald's theory but coincidence. Nonetheless, poisonous atmo- f spheres do not dissipate without a fresh breeze; the time thus '•, has come to investigate fully our assassination doubts. » i

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