Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida on July 1, 1974 · Page 4
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Panama City> Florida This newspaper is dedicated to furnishing informatten to piir readers so that they can better promote^ «ihdt>riBSerye their own tree- 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. We believe that freedom is a gift from God and not a political grant from government. Freedom is neither license nor anardiy. It is self control. No more. No less. It must be consistent with the truths expressed in such great moral guides ast the Coveting Commandment, the Golden Rule and the Declaration of Independence. Closer To Reality Secretaryof the Treasury William Simon says the administration is thinking about repealing restric- '"•tions on the private ownership of gold by U.S. citizens. The great event may come about by the end of |he year, he says. We don't understand the timing. If owning gold is good, why can't we have it now? On the other hand, if it's bad, why promise same to us later on? But we don't wish to put Simon down. We've heard of other treasury secretaries who tried to rule gold right off the list of natural elements. John Connolly said he was goingtodemonitizeit. Connolly is long gone, but gold is still around. Secretary Simon is at last in the (ballpark with reality. Equal To What? J Correct us if you think we're wrong, but as we see it - to say that two or more things are equal is quite .different from saying* that two things are the same. That is the precise point upon which so many judges and ^bureaucrats are going wrong. Usually, governmental types do not go widely astray unless they have a chance of taking a substantial percentage of the population along within. Great error requires the support of public opinion. For example, to say that black equals white-nracially speaking—is not the same as saying that black is iwhite. The Declaration of Independence held that "all men are created equal." That clause was used in the context of natural rights. It was their endowment of these rights that were equal. But the point now has been pushed to the extent that Secretary of ^Health Education and Welfare {Caspar Weinberger is trying to force the little boys and girls to sit in the same classroom while some tax-supported "expert" lectures them on the so-called facts of life; namely, sex. United Press International reported Wednesday that the . Nixon administration has proposed regulations under which no school receiving federal aid should offer males or females separate classes, including sex instruction, physical instruction, home economics and industrial arts. Secretary Weinberger was quoted as saying, "This is the next step in our country's continuing effort to assure equality of opportunity for all citizens in pursuing their full potential through education, and it's long overdue." One need have only a slight acquaintance with cultist literature to gather the innuendo from that. The Secretary is revealing, without saying, that he and others have certain goals in view and that they expect to use the term "equality of opportunity" to persuade members of the public that such goals are justified. The word "equality" is a sales word, has been so since the demoniac French Revolution. And it's really not an evil word when confined to signify the impartiality of judges and administrators. Equality before the civil law is a reasonable projection of equality as to the endowment of rights. But Weinberger and company go far beyond that. They are not content with mere equality under law. They seek the law's power to compel sameness. Opportunity, as they deem it, must be not only equivalent; it must be identical. What is appropriate to an individual has no bearing, what counts is uniformity—that is their thinking. We are under no illusion, of course, that the Weinberger objectives were arrived at because a group of men got together to find what is reasonable. Nor do we expect to persuade any of that school that their logic took a wrong turn. We just want to show that their sales pitch is deceptive. Equal opportunity does not require everyone to be treated exactly the same as everyone else; it means only that each have as good a chance as anyone else; so far as the law is concerned. Even that much has a .question mark on it. For certainly •slaves are equal, de jure if not de facto. In fact there is more equality in slavery than in a free society. That is something to think about. Strictly construed, "equality of opportunity" has a double meaning. When Secretary Weinberger uses the glowing phrase, you have no assurance that he means what you think. LETTER TO THE EDITOR JDearEdltor: On June 23rd one of Uie networks was showing tlje sltuaUon on the Indian Reser- Vfttions. They were trying to 4^0tinnpathy for the Indians. They were aU slclt and did not have proper medical attention. If you paid close attention to the pictures shown inside the houses you could see they were liying In filth. It is pure sdnioess in them that they would live in their own filth. The l>eds look lUte they have nevto been made up. Personal e{{fu ;U8 were strewn all over the floor^ A large garbage can was sittfng In a closet, full and running over. The houses were built only five years ago by the government. They were run Jd6v(lhi >8omethlng awful. There wa9 nothing wrong with their ba^flactory. One family had el^,«o children. Can you infffglne anyone bringing chllclren Into that type of idtuatlon? I think It Is time for the congress to thoroughly investigate this situation and if necessary place an overseer over them to force them to keep . their place clean. That would eliminadif most ol their disease. The congress should teach ttiem to raise vegetables and do something useful. Congress thinks that the answer to any problem is to pour money into the Indian affairs office. Over the years enough money has been appropriated to Indian affair§ make all Indians millionaires, yet they are living Ui a sorry situation. WHERE IS THIS MONEY GOING? It Is time for someone to look into this problem. Congress is givUig billions of dollars each year to our enemies in all countries and Is completely Ignoring the needs of this country. Nixon Is going to give Russia more than just our surplus food. Farm equipment seeds and fertilizer are going so high that the farmer is going to raise less and we are all going to tighten our belts. We have very poor representation in Washington. Sincerely, Clyde M.Melvin P.O. Box 824 Port St. Joe, Pla, Editor News-Herald Sir: The' Pentagon was given $375,000.00 to study the Frisbee. Allocated to teach mothers how to play witli their babies, another $159,000.00. Eighty-thousand dollars was allocated to develop a zero-gravity toilet: To find out why some people say "aUn't", another $124,000.00 was sp^t by our Fearless Leaders, %nd, adding Insult to injury, $20,324.00 of our tax-money|has been spent for a study ofithe mating calls of the Central American toad. Every time I look at my paycheck and see how the Federal Wlthholdhig tax es^ts Into It, I recall that I am nbt eligible for Food Stamps. v If this is the sort of thing we are paying taxes for, one wonders whether It Is worth It to keep trying, especially as I have personally seen many "poverty stricken" folk living much better than I can, driving newer cars, and not having to get up in the morning to go to work. No, I am not eligible for "help." Not yet anyway Sincerely yours, -S-RayP.Saffold RayP.Saffold Southport ; "Welcome to Our ComiiAunityl" KIRK: TO THE POINT Should practically every wage earner be compelled to Join some union or other? According to a recent poll by the Opinion Research Corp., the public says no—emphatically. Indeed, both compulsory membership in unions and the political influence of union leaders seem to be decreasing in popularity, despite the fact that unions have made successful membership drives during the past few years in various fields which had resisted unionization earlier. One consequence of this unpopularity is tliat several state legislatures have passed, or are aljout to pass, statutes restricting the amount of money that unions' can contribute to political campaigns. : The ORC's recent representative sampling of public opinion on such questions was drawn from more than 2,200 American households across the land. Three principal questions were asked, of which the first was this: "Which one of these arrangements do you favor for workers in industry?" Those who responded were .given three choices, or could reply "no opinion." The three choices were to reply that a man can hold a job; whether or not he belongs to a union; or that a man can get a job if he doesn't already belong, but must join after he is hired; or that a man should get a job only if he already belongs to a union. The first of these opinions is a "right-to-work" attitude, or "open shop." Thesecondcan be labeled "union shop." The name for the third is "closed shop." Of the American public, according to the ORC sample, 62 per cent are "open shop" advocates; 27 per cent are "union shop"; only 4 per cent are "closed shop." Of people with some college education, about 73 per cent are "open shop" or "right to work" in their convictions. Indeed, a -'right-to-work" attitude is the majority attitude (varying only in the size of the majority) among both men and women; in every age group; in every educational category.; in every large occupational classification; in rural regions and in cities; in all four large geographical regions of this country; in every income group; among tioth whites and blacks; in large and small families; among people who own their own houses and those who rent; among stockholders and among people without such capital; among Democrats, Republicans, and independent voters? The closed shop has a majority in no category at all; the union shop gets a slight majority among present union members, but fails of an absolute majority even with members of such unionists' households. Also the ORC poll inquired, as its second question, "Do you think there is or is not too much power concentrated in the hands of the labor leaders of the big^' unions?" Of the general public,' 68 per cent replied "yes," and only 14 per cent "no"; the remainder had no opinion. Even union members,;, and their families, by a majority of 62 per cent, think that their own leaders have too much power. The ORC's last question was' this: "Do you think the platform of your political party should or should not have a statement that says each person has the right to get and hold any job whether or not that p^r-. son belongs to a labor union?" Again, out of the 41 categories of opinion in this poll, a majority in every single category said that parties should have such a right-to-work statement. Clearly, the American public in general, favors "right-to-work" attitudes. It is something of a paradox that during the past two years the most conspicuous gains for "union shop" have been made not in industry, but in schools,' colleges, and universities. Teachers apparently are less independent-minded nowaday^ than are factory hands. It remains possible that after some taste of the consequences of teachers' unions; schoolmasters and professors may change their minds. Your Horoscope By Jeane Dixon MONDAY. JULY 1 Your birihday today: Starts you on a long exercise of trial and error, repeated confrontations of limitation, adjustment or triumph, then another encounter. Relationships are up and down, require much care if you are to develop them fully. Today's natives are fastidious about items which figure in their occupational duties, easygoing for the most part but quick-tempered when disappointed. Aries I March 21-April 191: A week of emotional occurrences. The nearest expedient is sometinies the best you can do. Your natural reaction now is to take on too much, too soon. Taurus fApril 20-Miy 201; Look at what you're buying; see the probability of more spontaneous changes coming. Your regular work includes an incident of solid achievement. Gemini {May ti-June 201; Ordinarily you can sell just about anytiiin^, but not^ today or tomorrow. Take stock of your resources and what you're able to do with them. Cancer (Jxiie 21 • July 22]: Making the best of current circumstances brings you out further ahead than complaining. Even a brief moment of s^)iuy brings the needed incentive. # Leo I July 23 - Aug. 221: Overconfidence leads you into taking people for granted. Cmcentrate on geUing your week's quota of work done despite the coming holiday. Virgo I Aug. 23^ept. 22): The chances are you'll be more concerned with the needs of others than your own today. Don't be careless with your own money and resources. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22i: Career enterprises thrive in mixed conditions. You haven't top much time to decide, find later you've made some delicate choices, and rather well. Scorpio I Oct. 23-Nov. 21|: Older people, distant events have more leverage in your scheme of things than appears on the surface. Be ready to buy in on an unexpected opportunity. Sagittarius I Nov. 22-Dec. 211: Pride geta in the way of your judgement, although nearly everything is going favorably for you. See your life in a broader context, think big! Capricorn I Dec. 22-Jan. 191: Concentrate on serious business. Outside business hours there's plenty of leisure for everything else. Imagination runs deep and rich today and tomorrow. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 181: Now the chaU^ge is to balance diverse claims on your time and attention, giving no more than is reasonable in return for what you want. . • .1 Pisces IFeb. 19-March 201: ; Increased responsibility in- ! eludes a wider range of choice, more reward for a good job well done. Patience with those you love inspires strong response. . I News'Herald | Published Daily and Sunday by Florida Freedom New- spa ppers 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. 3.25 BY MAIL Daily & Sunday. 1 Year 48.00 6 Mos., 24.00,3 Mos. 12.00,1 Moi. 4.00., Daily Only, 1 Year, 32.40, 6 Mos. 16.20, 3 Mos. 8.10,1 Mo. 2.70, Sunday Only I Year, 23.40, 6 Mos. 11.70, 3 Mos. S.8S. Represented in the general advertising field by Ward- Griffith Company, Inc. 575 Third Ave., New York, N.Y. 10017. Branch offices in principal cities. :OMMUNITY MONDAY 9:30 a .n^. Pichi, Member's Home. 10 a.m. i-Golden Agers, Truesdell Park Memorial 10 a.m,j-TOPS, Fla. Chapt. 217, Health Center. Noon -r Panama City Optimist Club, Seven Seas Restauraiht.' . 4 p.m.. H ^eniors Friendship Club, Truesdell Park Clubhouse.' 5 p.m. - Panama City-Bay County Airport & Industrial District Meeting. 6:30 p.m. —Springfield City Commission, Springfield City Hall. 6:30 p.m. - Weight Watchers, Forest Park Methodist Church, Public Invited. 6:30 p.m. — Convention City Lions Club, 4 Winds Restaurant. 7 p.m. — Beach Elementary School PTA, School Cafeteria. 7 p.m. — Parker Lodge No. 12, Masonic Hall. 7 p.m. — Panama City-Bay County React Club, Christian Church, 1814 Andrews Blvd. 7 p.m. -- National Secretaries Association, GCCC Administration Bid. Conference Room. 7 p.m. — Weight Watchers, Cove Shopping Center. 7 p.m. — Senior Citizens, Baffin Park Clubhouse. 7:^0 p.m. — Barber Shop Men's Chorus, Bay High School. 7:30 p.m. — Bay County Community Drug Council, Day Care Bid. 7:30 — Lynn Haven Chamber of Commerce, Lynn HavOn City Hall. '7:^0 p.m — Junior Museum Board of Directors, Junior Museum. 7:30 p.m. — Parker Business Association, Randy's Restaurant. 7:30 p.m. — District 22 Fla. Nurses Asso., Memorial Hospital. 7:30 p.m. — Bay County Environmental Council, GCCC. 7:30 p.m. — Elks Lodge 1598 (BPOE), Elks Lodge. 7:30 p.m. —Gama Kappa, Member's Home. 7:30 p.m. — Bay Lodge 337, York Rite Bid. 7:30 p.m. — Lynn Haven Chapt. 262 OES, Harry Jackson Lodge. 7:30 p.m. — Lambda Delta Chapt. of Beta Sigma Phi, Messiah Lutheran Church. 7:30 p.m. — Panhandle Saddle Club, Cedar Grove Hall. 7:30 p.m. — Scarlet Lodge Number 75, lOOF, Lynn Haven lOOF Lodge. 7:30 p.m. — Recovery Inc., St. Andrews Episcopal Church. 8 p.m. —Alcoholics Anonymous, Trinity Methodist Church. 8 p.m. — Alcoholics Anonymous, Gulf Beach Presbyterian Church. 8 p.m. — Al-Anon Meeting, Gulf Beach Presbyterian Church. GULFCOUNTY 8 p.m. — St. Joseph Chapter R.A.M. 56, Masonic Lodge Hall. 5:30 p.m. — Port St. Joe Chamber of Commerce, City Hall Conference Room. 7 p.m. — VFW Post 10069, 229 Reid Ave, Port St. Joe, JACKSON COUNTY 7 p.m. — Weight Watchers, First Methodist Church, Graceville. WASHINGTON COUNTY 7 P.M. — Weight Watchers, Chipley Womens Club. 7 p.m. — Chipley City Council, City Hall. 7 p.m. — Caryville City Council, City Hall. 7 p.m, — Wausau Town Council, City Hall. 7:30 p.m. — Chipley Chapter OES, Masonic Bid. 7:30 p.m. — Ebro Town Council, Obie T. Morrell Home. WORLD ALMANAC FACTS The first regular transcon-' tlnental airmail service m the United States was established between New York City and San Francisco on July 1, 1924, when the airmail-railroad service was discontinued, The World Almanac recalls. The first westward flight of this airmail service was made by Wesley L. Smith. The daily airmail service made 14 stops on its cross-country route. mm WORLD ® 1974 by NEA, Inc C^^l(/(^XMitp^ , "Brezhy, how would you like to have the same nuclear tecnno/6gy we're going to give Egypt and IsNiel?"

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