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Page 4A NEWS-HERALD, ftuftftm* City,, Fla., Ttiur*d»y, June f|,1M4 W ft* • $ •W ; : : :: I I ».v w $ at |23 W. 5VII ST.................................. 1 ..,...........7tS.7f 11 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. 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 asi the Coveting Commandment, the Golden Rule and the Declaration of Independence. IfM $770 A Week Bad? KIRK: TO THE POINT U.S. District Judge Arnold Bauman is threatening to quit his job, this summer because, he says, he can no longer make ends meet. The job pays $40,000. That comes to about $770 a week. Not a lavish sum in terms of today's weakening dollar, but a number of people manage to struggle through. Judge Bauman says he will return to private practice where, in New York York City, he can reasonably expect to top $150,000. That we think would have been a better reason to offer for quitting then not being able 1 to make ends meet. After all, \- making ends meet is not solely a I, matter of what the ends are as how • they are managed. If a judge can't ' manage $40,000 a year in his private ^finances how- can he be deemed qualified to sit in lawsuits in which } not infrequently millions of dollars are at stake? After Judge Bauman quit, Judge Frederick B. Lacey of Neward, N.J. told of his intent to leave the bench because he also considers $40,000 a year inadequate. This impending departure was also duly reported in the press. The news service added a note that Lacey planned to resign last year, but decided to hang in there in hopes Congress would vote an increase. That is getting to the gritty. Congress did have a plan going whereby they would acquire an increase without having to vote on it. To this was attached a proviso that judges would obtain a like hike. Columnists Robert Allen and Victor Riesel got the scenario in advance from that sturdy watcher of the public purse, Rep. H.R. Gross, and all of a sudden the elected representatives experienced a change of heart. The judges' pay raise went down along with those of Congress, both being in the same package. The widely trumpeted resignation of two judges, with other resignations reported due, has all the earmarks of a ploy to persuade tax payers that the federal bench is going to rack and ruin because judges aren't able to pay their rent. We are not so sure that a $40,000 judge isn't doing about as well as a $150,000 attorney. He doesn't have to worry about meeting a payroll, shooting bad gold or otherwise entertaining clients. His name gets in the papers without his trying. The bailiff will drive his car if he needs help, and who cares what kind of suit you have on if it is.covered with a black robe? For the private practitioner lawbooks come to a fancy bill, as well as office space. Just to double check, before you rush out in a passionate campaign to save destitute jurists, it might be well to take an objective measurement. First count the federal judges who aim to quit, and next count the lawyers who would like to get on. When the get-off line is longer than the get-on line, then you will know that something should be done. In a considerable proportion of American homes, expensive new sets of encyclopedias adorn the walls. Sometimes they are the only books In the house. Often they have scarcely been opened. Perhaps that's just as well. In this country, encyclopedias are pressure sold, sometimes door to door. The chief selling point is that "they'll make your children succeed in school." Now it is true that one of the better junior encyclopedias can be a help to intelligent boys and girls. But it could be far more of a help, and would be far more generally used, if some real intelligence were apptied to the organizing and writing of such an encyclopedia. No American encyclopedia, senior or junior, really accomplishes any true ordering and integration of knowledge. These publications are little better than an almost random assortment of "facts"—and too often the facts are insufficient or erroneous. Such mordant points as those above are made in a trenchant new book by Mr. W.T. Couch, "The Human Potential" (Duke University Press). Mr. Couch has been successively editor of the University of North Carolina Press, the University of Chicago Press, Collier's Encyclopedia, and other encyclopedias. In "The Human Potential" (subtitled "An Essay on Its Cultivation"), Couch argues that modern three-quarters of a page in length. The briefest possible anywhere nearly adequate discussion of the problems in the subject would require at least a half-dozen pages." Now the Britannica has brought out a new edition. One hopes that it may be an improvement—but one doubts. Scholars who worked on the new Britannica tell me that it is' heavily ideologlzed and biased—worse than before. Somewhat scandalously, the new Britannica's editors refused to print a strong article by the well-known psychologist and social thinker Dr. Ernest van den Haag, for which they had contracted—because it offended the political prejudices of a top editor. Such prejudice, • too often resulting in deliberate distortion, is not peculiar to the Britannica; I encountered it repeatedly, among several encyclopedia publishers, senior and junior, when I used to write articles for encyclopedias. Members of encyclopedias' staffs often mutilate a scholar's contributed article beyond recognition—not to improve its style, but to change its meaning. What can we do? William Couch says that we need a new encyclopedia on a very different plan, which would serve well both the general public and the scholars. Before we can create such an encyclopedia, he believes, we must create a special institute that would teach us how to meet this need. That may be weary work: thinking is painful. But also real thinking is necessary for the development of human potential—indeed, for human survival. Don Oakley Saving the captain may sink GOP ship Libertarian Morals By Don Oakley "Summer is icumen in" in Washington (loud sing the cuckoos there), the third year of Watergate has begun, and as the languor of the season envelopes Capitol Hill, the feeling grows that.maybe, just possibly, you-know-who might "tough it out" after all. toucn argues umi uiuuc... The idea gains increasing credence, at any rate, that when civilization is losing intellectual the House Judiciary Committee finally gets around to acting coherence. The state of in the matter of the impeachment of Richard M. Nixon (ft now looks like it will be sometime in midsummer), the vote will be drawn along sharply partisan lines. Latest reports from committee watchers are that support of the President is firming up among its Republican members. Only a moral man can be a liber- v tarian, for a libertarian professes to be guided by moral law. The libertarian may be a Moslem, a Jew, a Christian, Shinto or other, but he must have some code to go by. A libertarian is as opposed to man-made morals as he is to man-made law. The libertarian will tolerate the libertine who harms no one but himself, but will not mistake him for a co-believer. No libertarian is immune from error. His distinctiveness is not that he never blunders, but that he tried to find out where he departed from his creed and holds himself accountable for having done so. Your Horoscope By Jeane Dixon THURSDAY, JUNE 27 Your birthday today: Finds you clearing obstacles out of your path, discarding old habits and getting rid of deadwood more easily than you'd thought possible. Relationships run on impetus, may falter if you fail to express your deeper feelings or if you simply take matters for granted. Today's natives are versatile, often unconventional or eccentric. Aries |March 21 -April 1»|: For once, there seems to be a fairly direct approach to all immediate problems. Enjoy every minute of the day for all it's worth, including lively events at home. Taurus I April 20 -May 20 1: Get moving early, clear off outstanding routines first, keep up the momentum to get a great deal done while conditions are favorable. Troubleshooting goes well. ' Gemini I May 21 -June 20): Theorizing isn't enough. You have to add some actual experience, check out for yourself the matters you've been assuming. Family contacts, romance bring happy moments. Cancer I June 21 -July 22 1: For you it's all together now, so put forth an extra Effort lo establish coopera-. lion. Bring your confidants up to dal£, arrange public events, promotions, declarations. Leo I July 23- Aug. 22 1: Travels, even brief errands are favored. Be conscientious with correspondence, see that routines proceed fully while you pursue your favorite enterprises. Virgo | Aug. 23-Sept. 22 1: You can use all the help available today. Intermediaries can pull things out for you that you cannot do for yourself. Avoid being impersonal toward those you really cherish. Libra I Sept. 23 -Oct. 22 1: Use today's surge of energy to get your career activity up to a more visible phase. Group endeavors thrive, don't be the only one who turns the wheels. Scorpio | Oct. 23 -Nov. 21 1: Business deals are made more readily. Take initiative, seek expert adviqe. Stay ahead of the crowd, enjoy the extra freedom of choice it affords you. Sagittarius |Nov. 22-Dec. 211: Make this a healthy day of moderate effort in conservative directions. Be sliro that whatever you do is open to view. Evening hours should be cheerful. Capricorn I Dec. 22 -Jan. 19 ji Slayjon schedule, fill in the details well so you won't have to go back over anything later. An old obligation lapses—let it! There's more to come from new directions. Aquarius | Jan. 20-Feb. 18 1: Go along with the enthusiasm of others—your own theories need adjustment. It's a day for cooperative practical experience. Take notes for later study. of encyclopedias is at once symptom and partial cause of this decay of meaning and clarity. Mr. Couch, a bold and much-read scholarly editor, examines in considerable detail three senior encyclopedias: Americana, Britannica, Collier's. On most points, although not on all, he finds the Britannica the least unsatisfactory of these three. But that is faint praise. The encyclopedias of our time, Couch says, "are mainly helter-skelter collections of miscellaneous materials, much fact with some attention to theory, but with very little to the relations of fact to theory, and none to the question whether there is any evidence of any general hierarchical order of fact and theory." Consider, for instance, what the Britannica does—or fails to do—to increase our knowledge of politics. The Britannica's article on Democracy, Mr. Couch points out, is inadequate—badly inadequate. Nor are topics related to democracy well dealt with. "There is no article in Britannica on Equality. There is no article on Justice. There are none on the other topics of basic importance that I have mentioned....There are at the end of the article 'Democracy' two cross-references"—one to Natural Rights. "The article 'Natural Rights' is about THURSDAY •. 9 a.m.-Bible Study, Parkway Presbyterian Charch. • ; '• ' :' • ^'if^v 9:30 a.m.-VvVeight Watchers, Cove Shopping Cen^ ter. , •>••.<• ' , .. vh.\;j-;-*'jf*'l 10 a.m."English For Japanese, ParkWay Presbyterian Church. Noon-St. Andrews Kiwanis Club, Harbour Hcrifee Restaurant. 12:15 p.m.vPanama City Beaches Rotary Club, KortaKaiReestaurani. i ^v./' 12:15 p.m.-LionsClub, Seven Seas Restaurant ^ 2:30 p.m.-Gulf Mosquito Control Board of Corh -I missioners, District Headdquarters, Panam City; Beach. : ..,( ] 'M 6:30 p.m.-TOPS, Fla. Chapterr 72, Lynn Haven City Hall. 7 p.m.-Panama City Board of Realtors, Associates Division, 4 Winds. 7 p.m.-Pilot Club, Dinner Meetingat Harbour House. 7 p.m.-TOPS, Fla. Chapter 56, Health Center. 7 p.m.-Weight Watchers, Lynn Haven Garden Club. , 7 p.m.-Weight Watchers, Cove Shopping Center. 7 p.m.-Bay County Humane Society, First Federal on Oak and Harrison. 7 p.m.-^Callaway Business Associiation, Village Inn Restaurant. 7:30 p.m.-Bay County Fireman's Association, Meeting Place Announced. 7:30 p.m.-Phi Gamma Lambda, Member's Home. 7:30 p.m.-Panama City Jaycees, Seven Seas Restaurant, Dinner Meeting. 7:30 p.m.--Friendship Rebekah Lodge No. 25,, Masonic Bid., Packer. 7:30 p.m.-Woodmen of the World, Camp 406, Daffin Park Clubhouse. 7:30 p.m.-Pythagoras Lodge 358, Hwy 79, Panama City Beach. 7:30 p.m.-Navy Enlisted Wives Club, Long Glass Club, Navy Base. 7:30 p.m.-Lynn Haven Rebekah Lodge No. 35, IOOF Hall in Lynn Haven. 7:30 p.m.-Order of Rainbow Girls, Assembly No. 18, Acme Masonic Temple. 7:30 p.m.-Panama City Rebekah Club No. 15, Truesdell Park Memorial Hall. 7:30 p.m.-Jaycees, Seven Seas Restaurant. 7:30 p.m.-Knights of Columbus, Clubhouse. 7:30 p.m.-St. Andrews Masonic Lodge 212, Lodge Hall. 7:30 p.m.-Panama City Duplicate Bridge Club, Garden Center. ; 8 p.m.-Beach Square Eights, Beach Community Center. 8 p.m.-Channei 14 Coffee Breakers Radio Club, Frank Nelson Park Clubhouse.8 8 p.m.-Alcoholics Anonymous, First United Methodist Church, Public Invited. • HOMES COUNTY 7 p.m.-Weight Watchers, Bonifay Womens Club. WASHINGTON COUNTY 7 p.m.-Panhandle Shrine Club,, Meeting Place Announced 7:30 p.m.-Panhandle Promenaders Dance Club, Old Bank Bid. Chipley. By Lawrence E. Lamb, M.D. DEAR DR. LAMB - Is brain damage possible during a severe heart attack? DEAR REAPER - Yes. Anything that interferes with the circulation of blood to the brain can damage it. This can happen because the heart stops beating or is un- Pisces I Feb. 19-March 20 1: Greater earning power is promised by following your intuition today, and from the application of what you learn. The bigger the project the better it seems to go. Bible Verse But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and S ood fruits, without Uncer- ilnty or insincerity. And the harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace. — James 3:17,18. "The world will never have lasting peace so long as men reserve for war the finest human qualities. Peace, no less than war, requires idealism and self-sacrifice and a righteou%- •and dynamic faith." - John Foster Dulles, forme? U.S. Secretary State. n, r 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. SUBSCRIPTION RATES BY CARRIER: Daily And Sunday, 1 year 39.00, 6 Mos. 19.50,3 Mos. 9.7S, 1 Mos. 3.25 BY MAIL Daily & Sunday, 1 Year 48.00 6 Mos., 24.00, 3 Mos. 12.00,1 Mos. 4.00., Daily Only, 1 Year, 32;40, 6 Mos. 16.20, 3 Mos. 8.10, 1 Mo. 2.70, Sunday Only 1 Year, 23.40, 6 Mos. 11.70, 3 Mos. 5.85. Represented in the general advertising field by Ward- Griffith Company, Inc. 575 . Third Ave., New York, N.Y. of 10017. Branch off ices in principal cities. .$ t The storm over the White House transcripts has abated. Mr. Nixon's triumphant tour of the Middle East certainly did him no harm. The Supreme Court has yet to render a "definitive" decision about the President's right to withhold evidence. Most important of all, however, is the unrelenting pressure on GOP congressmen being maintained by a hard core of Nixon loyalists among the general public. The likelihood still is that the committee, composed of 21 Democrats and 17 Republicans, will recommend impeachment. But unless a substantial number of the Republicans join in that recommendation-and, with an eye on their constituents, they have grave reservations about doing so in the absence of unmistakable proof of criminal behavior by Mr. Nixon - the impeachment movement could lose a great deal of steam in the House. It has been pointed out repeatedly that in a parliamentary democracy, Mr. Nixon would have been forced out a year ago by a vote of no-confidence. Even in a nondemocracy, he probably would have been retired to "nonperson" status and the scandal confined to the inner circle of rulers. In any well- run corporation, he would have been called to account for the actions of his subordinates. But this is the United States, not England or Russia or General Motors, and so strong are the safeguards designed into able to pump enough blood, the Constitution to prevent the impetuous removal of a presi- When "cardiac arrest" oc- dent that the longer the impeachment process is dragged curs, the heart stops beating out, the more favorable this president's position becomes, effectively. If the patient is V . MU ,u . i , lucky he will be in a hospital Yet at the same time that the vocal hard core of Nixon sup- with attendants ready to importers exists, estimated at about 25 per cent of the popula- mediately administer an tion, opinion polls show that more than 50 per cent of Ameri- electric jolt to the heart to cans now believe that Mr. Nixon should be removed from of- get it started properly again fice. Even larger majorities are convinced of his involve- If this isn't accomplished ment in the Watergate cover up and want the impeachment within a very few minutes the process to be carried at least as far as his trial in the Senate, brain can be damaged from In the face of such numbers, if the Republican congress- lack of circulation, men on the Judiciary Committee or in the House of Repre- Most people don't realize sentatives do indeed vote against impeachment or demand that the real disease causing that the committee 's inquiry be extended for several more heart attacks is not a disease months, they could be setting their party up for a devastat- of the heart. It is a disease of ing debacle at the polls in November. arteries. It can affect the Already, in elections held earlier this year, the GOP has Sthe K wmu%her^ lost several presumably safe seats to the Democrats in con- of the bodv So even without gressional contests in which Watergate was considered an shock w&ebuuiJ!^M fmportant, if not crucial, factor. uKSS^ History repeats itself in curious ways. A century ago, it Ca As^doctor who eniovslife was those Republican senators who voted for the acquittal of i have alwa?s SSi?.%«IS President Andrew Johnson who were threatened with, and iuZd WncfoutmanvLo received, political retaliation back home. . Sffl^SSSK Today, it is the Republican members of the House who "? ey d j e ° r £ ot(a * lefl stthey must seriously ask themselves whether a closing of their claimthis. However, there is ranks behind President Nixon might save him but doom another alternative to living themselves, and possibly their party. . or dying. You can be haff • • ' dead, or only half go, I don't PR LAWRENCE E. LAMB Brain damage and heart attack FUNNY BUSINESS \ ACME BU6 6m,Y | IMWMCH per* L By Roger Bollen TW TO &S-T HIM —, know of anyone who relishes the idea of being disabled seriously. So, when you scoff at the idea of doing something to prevent "going" from a heart attack, keep in mind that you may only "half go. It is worth doing something to prevent this, by almost anyone's standards. DEAR DR. LAMB - Could you tell trie what causes a J seveN pain in the groin, the bit Of the stomach? It comes in spasms, and 1 cannot move until it's over. It's like a very bad wind pain, but no wind to pass. I've tried eating and taken ' peppermint in hot water, also used a hot water bottle, but it does no good. I'm 84 years young and have had this about a month. I'm afraid to go out as it just stops me in my tracks, and I have to grip hold of something to stand it. DEAR READER - Those spasms are just that. You can think of them as "cramps." The muscles in the digestive tract contract and relax just as your skeletal muscles do. The big difference is that they do this automatically without your conscious effort. It follows that they can over- contract or cramp just as your calf muscle sometimes does. And believe me, they can be very painful. You don't have to have gas to have a muscle cramp of this sort. The cramp or spasm can be almost anywhere along the • digestive tract, from the esophagus, stomach, small intestine to the colon. And every one of these locations can be painful. ' This is a new problem for you, so I think it is important that you go see your doctor. He might want to take some X rays to see if there is any change in your digestive system that can cause it. Meanwhile, be kind to yourself and feed your digestive tract mildly, avoid spices of all kinds, onions, garlic, coffee, tea, colas and alcoholic beverages. Don't neglect to see your doctor, he can probably help you so you can get out and go again. Send your questions to Or. Lsmb, In care of this newspaper, P .O. Box mi, Aad/o City Station, New York, NY 10019. Fork copy of Or. Lamb 's booklet or) u/cers, send 66 cents to the attoe address and ask tor "Uhers" booklet.

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