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:: w »V. w w w NEWS-HERALD 123 W. STB ST.................................. t ..........„..7W.7Wl 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 as ; the Coveting Commandment, the Golden Rule and the Declaration of Independence. "The Hills Are Alive m 'X' f I Legal Qualities Of Money Although we sometimes comment candidly upon practitioners of law, we have profound respect for one aspect of the legal profession—the characteristic mental agiliity of its members. Lawyers are seldom in a thought rut. They are quick to perceive. On one subject, however, even attorneys seem to have fallen into the thought habit of most other Americans. That is a subject usually called "money"-dollar billsand that sort of thing-but which more accurately should be termed purchasing media. Numerous taxpayers have been trying since 1967 to call attention of the courts to a change in the legal quality of "money" that took place that year. The Constitution forbids the states from making anything but silver or gold a tender for debt. Until 1967, the common bills in use, that are known as Federal Reserve banknotes, had a percentage of silver backing. This meant you couldd take your banknotes to a Federal Reserve bank and turn them in for silver. But in that year, President Johnson and Congress withdrew that offer to redeem. Accordingly, protesting tax payers have claimed they do not owe taxes because they did not have an income in lawful money and ,even if they did have an obligation, the couldn't pay it because there is no longer any lawful money to pay it with. Other arguments are more refined than that, but they all came to nothing in the judiciary because judges, like most, couldn't seem to discern any differrence between the various classes of purchasing media; that is, the differeence between Federal Reserve banknotes and other forms of U.S. Treasury paper. But lately, there appears to be a breakthrough. The U.S. District Court of Los Angeles acquitted a Costa Mesa man on a charge of wilfully failing to file an income tax return. The core of the defendant's argument appears to be that he wasn't trying to avoid paying his taxes, but rather was striving to raise an issue with the Internal Revenue Service as to the legal status of Federal Reserve banknotes. As we understand it from the preliminary information available, the acquital did not settle the question as to whether Federal Reserve banknotes are either legal teneer or lawful money (there may be a distinction), but merely went to the element of willfulness that was essential to conviction. In other words, the judge in effect found that the defendant had a legitimate and substantial point that was pertinent to his dealings with IRS and therefore was not acting willfully when he attempted to assert the point by the manner in which he "made out his tax returns. The main "money" question therefore was only approached, not solved. But even the approach is encouraging. It indicates that responsible members of the legal profession are taking a harder look at those green bills in their wallets and are asking, "Just what are these things?" Pursuit of that question, we think, will yield some legal surprises. Ray By Ray Cromley Are we overlooking real Soviet threat? i | WASHINGTON ••.-..(NBA) J •hV PR LAWRENCE E. LAMB The problems of low blood sugar Your Horoscope By /eone Dixon SATURDAY, JUNE 29 Your birthday today: Opens a year of promised abundance of both desired and unfamiliar experience and material progress, a year of wonders, indeed. From your deep subconscious emerges strong inspiration, an occasional clear view of what you really are and may become. Today's natives usually develop a technical specialty, master it thoroughly with a complete memory of its details. Aries [March 21-April 19J: Almost anything seems to pop up by chance—actually the expectable outcome of causes long past. You have a strong streak of "luck" going for you. Taurus I April 20-May 20 J: Amid today's pleasantries lurk seeds of future dissension. You must spot and neutralize them now—all in stride as you make the most of a diverse, prosperous day. Gemini I May 21-June 20J: Mechancial equipment needs special care, is best left to experts if you are not one. Rounds of talk leave you well supplied with information. Cancer I June 21-July 22 J: Today finds you in an uptight mood, ready to splurge just to relieve the static situation. You'll be proud of your self-restraint. Leo tJuly 23-Aug. 22 j: Much as disagreement may rankle, preferably tolerate and discuss it rather than let yourself in for a bout of irritation. Home life improves greatly. Virgo I Aug. 23-Sept. 221: Much is gained in candid conversation—and could be lost again in temper. Be mature in confronting reality. There's joy to be found today as well! Libra I Sept. 23-Oct. 221: Social involvement carries a cost regardless of how you conduct yourself. Stay within your own resources, make the best of a complex situation. Romance shines bright. Scorpio I Oct. 23-Nov. 211: Deal early with the special conditions posed by young people in general. Then pursue projects which are better done alone, using your utmost concentration. Sagittarius I Nov. 22-Dcc. 2il: Travel doesn't produce the desired results; try again on short errands, check ahead for longer jour- are neys. Family matters improved with just a slight extra effort. Capricorn I Dec. 22-Jan. 19J: Everybody has his own opinion and, like as not, is very enthusiastic about putting it into practice. Stay out of arguments—it's easier to mind your own business. Aquarius I Jan. 20-Feb. 181: Nobody is inclined to follow your leadership or seek your opinion today. You can test your theories just as well on your own materials and resources, however. Pisces | Feb. 19-March 201: About as busy a Saturday as you're likely to encounter! Others expect you to pitch in with their most exasperating chores. Reflect before agreeing! By Lawrence E. Lamb, M.D. DEAR DR. LAMB - My mother had a blood sugar test that showed low blood sugar about five years ago. She said the doctor told her to keep some food near all the time. She has gained at least 100 pounds. She won't have another test, because she said she knew she still had it. Does it ever correct itself? She gets mad because we are concerned about her weight. She falls a iot, has to push herself up out of a chair, can't buy clothes to fit and has shortness of breath and choking. If she were to break a leg or nip one person could not take care of her, because she must are s weigh close to 300 pounds. I'm body, an only daughter. She said she has to eat to live. I say she has to drop 500 calories a week to condition her body so it won't go through a state of shock, then diet with plenty of protein to live. Please tell us who is wrong. I- worry about her all the time. She said that she didn't want to be fat, that she couldn't help it, she had to eat to live. DEAR READER - It sounds to me like your mother really doesn't want to go on a diet and change her eating habits. When people are grossly overweight there is often some underlying reason for it. Psychological factors may be important, and then a basic endocrine problem can be a factor. When low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) is really present it can stimulate obesity. A tumor of the pancreas that causes an overproduction of insulin and hypoglycemia often results in gross obesity, from overeating in response to the excess insulin. Of course, your mother should have another medical evaluation. If she really has hypoglycemia (a symptom), the cause needs to be determined and steps taken to correct it or control it. If she has hypoglycemia on a basis of diet habits alone, then she needs to change her eating habits. These people need to be on a diet that is essentially free of starch (bread, potatoes, desserts) and sweets of all kinds. They should avoid all sweet liquids, such as sweet coffee. The foods they eat should be lean meats, poultry, fish and leafy and bulky vegetables. On such a diet it is often necessary to take vitamins and minerals to be sure they are sufficient to protect the on low blood sugar. Send SO cents to cover costs. If you understand the problem, you can usually design a program that will make living easier. Now, should your mother have a tumor of the pancreas A friend who advises the Defense Department on tellieence gathering and in advanced military trends Is de&|? pondent. . .-vn^', ,'.'M He has a gut feeling the frenetic Russian strategic nuclear, buildup may be a diversion. The aim may be, he-savsj to!, frighten us so badly we will concentrate singleminde'dly on intercontinental weapons and overspend ih this department; This would leave the U.S. vulnerable'around the world M, efficiently-fought local wars in which Soviet clients would mk supplied multi-tons of advanced Soviet conventional weflp'jC- Note that where the preponderance of superior arms isg great enough Soviet-backed nations can win their objectives^ without firing a shot. * < • Make no mistake about it. The Soviet intercontinental mls-g sile research and development program is real and danger* ^ ous. If both the U.S. and Russia continue their programs &\j their present pace, Soviet nuclear capacity will be a threa% to U.S. security in the 1980s. But my source is convinced the]i Kremlin, in its own imperialist Interests, is not aiming at?* nuclear war or the chance of nuclear war which could leave the USSR devastated. He believes current evidence makes clear that Leonid Brezhnev and his associates are bent on expanding the Soviet sphere of domination indirectly through revolutionaries, through military action by pro-Soviet states and through terror, that is, the fear of what the Soviet Union might do. The convulsive expansion of Soviet nuclear research and development in intercontinental missiles and in submarines J irovides the terror sufficient to send shivers through all ma- or Western capitals. Not so well publicized is evidence that the Kremlin, while building the ICBM threat, is moving even more rapidly and on a broader scale in the development of tactical conventional weapons in a quality and in quantities we may not be able to match because we have funneled such a heavy percentage of our dollars into the nuclear race. The October Israeli-Arab war was an eye opener. The Russian weapons supplied to the Egyptians and Syrians in that , fighting were in a remarkable number of instances superior to those given the North Vietnamese only a short time before. In important respects, some were superior to U.S. equivalents, i My source is convinced this is just the beginning. The \ breadth and scope of the new developments in air and tank : defense, infantry equipment and weapons and in tactical battlefield bridging was not only surprising, but, in some ins- , tances breathtaking, not primarily because of scientific ad- ' vances but rather because of the ingenuity and simplicity of the improvements. Techniques long known to American technical men were used but applied in unique, effective ways. In all. the evidence was clear to those who would see that the Soviet Union has set.forth on an improvement of its con- :"iTT. J i - v _ ventional arms that promises great potential effectiveness that is producing too much for R USS ian-supplied revolutionaries and for the Kremlin- insulin - and I doubt it - tne assisted armies of selected pro-Soviet regimes in Asia, Latin America, Africa or Europe. This threat may be the major free world danger for the next decade. For more information about the details of what causes low blood sugar, write to me in care of this newspaper, P. O. Box 1551, Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. 10019. and ask for the booklet only sensible treatment is surgical removal. After successful surgery, the obesity is easily managed and soon disappears. That shortness of breath and choking your mother is experiencing can be a result of her obesity,, or it can be from associated heart or vascular disease that has developed because of her obesity. It is a sign that she must get on with doing something about her problem now. Incidentally, if she smokes or drinks alcohol she must stop both. They are no-nos for people with low blood sugar problems. Tom Tiede Combat zone on the turnpikes By Tom Tiede WASHINGTON - (NEA) - A driver traveling 55 m.p.h. on the New Jersey Turnpike recently was forced into higher speeds by the sight of a tractor-trailer truck rushing into his rearview mirror. The driver gunned to 60, then 65 and 70 but still the truck closed ground. Finally, unnerved, the motorist hit his brakes and the truck wrenched past with an Armageddon roar while its driver, clearly visible in his lofty warroom, grinned, drank soda pop and waved a contemptuous middle finger from his window. America's highways, never showplaces for reason or brotherhood, are today deteriorating even further toward total anarchy. The reduction of the legal speed limit to 55, while seldom observed by anyone, has created new and potentially tragic frictions between the highway's natural enemies: the cars and the trucks. Terrible games of tag and bully are taking place at speeds enough to slaughter the participants - and anybody else hapless enough to be in the way. The situation, says Ken Pierson of the Bureau of Motor Carrier Safety, here is nothing short vehicular "tyranny." He says the bureau, an arm of the Department of #.»^«»«*s n ?7ii'^wnrs»—o'nrf in* acsiiminff miirh more Transportation, is "receiving more and more complaints . h ?„ V 1? fS^SS^^^^&S^Sll^^ concerning the disposition of some truck and bus drivers to £5 n f«M ~mf&WhiOLSfiSfnirSAmrJ °P« rate at excessive speed, to tailgate automobiles and other f 2 S »»«n5 %$££ fart? the wav the ?ame commercial vehicles, as ii the highways were their private can public COUld get along WltnoUt leaKS, me Way me game domain an A nutnmnhUpc w*»r<» intprlnnpr<! nn a nrivflto of government has been played in this democracy the past °JJJJJ vea . nd automoDUes were interlopers on a private fe )rk > d ?.»!!^![f t iwV.nu <ircw nonfore on what nrpsirfpntial Pierson is not the only one receiving motorist flak. A New -™h «rK?r n P23KI HJSSS has ?a»ed P svstemafc Je 'sey Turnpike tolltaker says protests at his booth go on all speechwriter Patrick ^»^^^^^J^^^ day, every day: "I remember this one guy, he said fie got so Don Oakley Are leaks worse than deception? By Don Oakley This matter of "leaks" needs more thoughtful discussion than it has been getting. Assume the worst' that anybody in government who leaks information to the press must have an ax to grind or enemy to get; that reporters are more eager for a scoop or editors more interested in getting a jump on the competition than they are in exercising responsible judgment; that disclosure of government secrets harms the United States. BERRY'S WORLD 1974 by NEA, "Thank you, but you've misspelled horoscope. It's H-O-R-O.notH-O-R'R-O'R-O!" Bible Verse A liberal man will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered. The people curse him who holds back grain, but a blessing is on the head of him who sells It. -Proverbs 11:25,26. "If there be any truer measure of a man than by what he does, it must be by what he gives." -Robert South, English poet. I Newg.Herald \ 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. 9.75,1 Mos. 3.2S , 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. 10017. Branch offices in principal cities. VSSSS^S^ the h^n house" of the House -Judidary Committee, constituting "nameless, faceless character aKassinatSn" of the President, the secretary of state and 0t T?e°recent S ieaks naming the President have been variations <Dn?h"olcT SStergateW of "Whatdld i he^now and when did he know it? ,p Those concerning Secretary of State mad at a truck he tried to ram it. Can you imagine? The guy had a little Voiles and he was trying to smash an 18-wheeTer. But you can't blame him; what I see on this turnpike is almost like combat." As yet, casualty figures concerning the blacktop war are unavailable. At least one federal agency — the National wnen uiu nc IMIV* Yi^i 'TSl^.uS.'V. f>*<> G i .w Highway Safety Council - is supposed to be studying the Henry, Kissinger allege that in 1961when he i was President $a f £ ^ 5g Hm , ^^0^^ there > ad * it t0 Nixon's chief natWT'"" 1 ^ 1 ^ inaction. Withal, there is no doubt as to the casualty poten- at least permitted if not approved, wire taps on 13 members ^ *• ~r u:„ „.„ w anA fm .r rpnnrters in an attempt to trace the The American Autom obile Association says that games between cars and trucks are as onesided as lynchings; it reports that while tractor-trailer trucks comprise only 3.7 per of his staff and four reporters in an attempt source of certain "national security leaks. as everyone knows, stunned the Kissinger, threatening to nation by mreaienmii IU resign if his name was not cleared. His SeSVferSe of himself, against tobvkg^te brilliant services to the nation, did more than anything in a long time to give leaks a bad name. cent of the road miles driven in the nation, they account for 6.6 per cent of the fatal accidents. So big are the rigs (the legal weight limit in interstate highways is now 73,280 pounds) that their "frequency of involvement in fatal acci- llg lllllt! iU give roano «• ••«••••<». Senators quickly lined up in support of the secretary The JJE*K i 6 ' V™ cent abater than th P par ffif s \ l Unk^ ° r 18 WlSPw'tttt ttare inherent road thl H£Hi ™iS& itSJ tXSi TahiS SS oriainal leak menaces. The American Trucking Association argues cor 7 -.ffihK^^n^^ rect, y that truckers overa11 are comparatively safe drivers which had occasioned the wire tap surveillance - the secret and thflt comblnaUon trUQks in gene {r a , accoimt for only 2>3 bombing OI Cambodia. nor cpnt of all hiehwav arpiH^nts ' ••*> For a full year, without the knowledge or consent of the %S h eie" there Sferowine unease even in the trurkin D .merican people or Congress, the TresPdentJ>* A ^rien JSfflSSSS JFS SsTre "iSSStS rogant, careless and unlawful. Sen. Harold Hughes (D-Iowa), himself an extrucker, estimates that 90 per cent of big rig drivers use pep pills; the DOT reports an increase in headphone stereo set use by . . „. "^^ll^'^^^^^^l '^^'i,^ laamoH younger drivers, "a safety hazard of incredible proportions''; S3 &JX^S^J^^iSi& « rtd such is the temptation to overload trucks that the Penn- frW « MASSES admitted the , vanja Highwav f atrol re members nabbing one dolt driv- truth, as it finally did four years later? i' fl w t tn ooo ooo nounds Whether he initiated or whether he reluctantly went along t S' mor ? ag ° resslve and lnse nsitive driver, then, - • -naA tvmnriv I R nn unsurorisim? result. ("We fiot to make on 55 around the answer', summonses WIIUYT «0 HIMVM *» WWW«T 0 - . hAFfilV fa^A they ought to know. The utter absence of repercussions over EVen'noW'the Teamsters Union is attemntinc tof force .unVnmnhnriinn hnmhine stronglv sufigests i that this is so. tnem ' ^ ven now1 eamstersunwn is attempting to iorc£ American people w . --.-o- — Tvl „ f p nnfl « r B-52s on thousands of bombing raids against Viet Cong or North Vietnamese targets in Cambodia, all the while claiming to be respecting that country's neutrality. If this information had not been leaked by a person or per- sonsTll unknown who had access to top-fevel government the'Camobodian bombing strongly suggests COMMUNITY SUNDAY 4 p.m.—Alcoholics Anonymous, St. Berhadette Catholic Church, Panama City Beach. companies to pay for such driver indiscretions, . So there may be ho answer here save an unforeseen enlightenment of the violating truck drivers. And until and if such religion occurs, safety officials warn motorists to cool it. Trucker tyranny cart't be remedied by motorist revenge. Stay in your lane, at your speed, and let the big apes do the maneuvering. What the truck-car situations do not need are TWO damn fools. '*• *

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