Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on June 6, 1976 · Page 175
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June 6, 1976

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 175

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MOST U.S. News and World recently conducted a survey of 1400.distinguished Americans. The magazine asked them to select the person they considered most influential in America, on a scale of five points for first place, one point for fifth. The results: 1. Gerald Ford--President Henry Kissinger--Secretary of State Arthur Burns--Chairman, Federal Reserve Board George Meany--President, AFL-CIO Warren Burger--Chief Justice of the U.S. Walter Cronkite--CBS-TV commentator Edward Kennedy--U.S. Senator William Simon--Secretary of Treasury Hubert Humphrey--U.S. Senator Ralph Nader--Consumer advocate Mike Mansfield--U.S. Senator Nelson Rockefeller--Vice President Arthur Sulzberger--Publisher, N.Y. Times Katharine Graham--Publisher, Washington Post Carl Albert--House Speaker 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8; 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. HOT PIIDRFNPV As the Itallan lira Bill I llUlfntHllI loses more and more value, many wealthy Italians are trying to smuggle money to Chiasso, a small Swiss village near the Italian border above Milan and a favorite spot for hot currency. There, at outrageous rates, money-dealers convert lire to Swiss francs. The flow of smuggled currency burgeoned into a large river, as banks from all over Switzerland sent money touts to Chiasso offering competitive exchange rates. A few weeks ago, Italian customs agents caught a black market courier crossing the border with $15 million in lire. Since April 14, however, government regulations have prohibited Swiss banks from accepting large lire notes or any currency more than $8000. WORDS TO "Whatever restrictive legislation may be passed, and I think there will be some, I believe that government secrecy will never be the same again. "If anything has been learned from Watergate and from the investigations of the CIA, it is the same lesson that the Germans were supposed to have learned from Nuremberg. It is that blind obedience does not provide an exemption from conscience. And that the constitutional process, in which government officials are supposed to trust, can be perverted by officials and even, very high officials. And no civil servant can any longer hide behind the statement that he simply accepted higher authority.... "...I have to confess to you, as one of those journalists who is sort of part of the Eastern journalistic elite, that I have long been skeptical about large numbers of Americans at the grass roots. I was among those who thought that they were too easily manipulated and that there was not very much real wisdom out there. Well, it's my impression now that, whatever may be the conven- tional wisdom in Washington about the American people, many Americans are not ready to see the secrecy lid clamped on again. At least, not until they have more confidence about what happens underneath that lid."--CBS news commentator Daniel Schorr in a speech at American University, April 17, 1976. © LLOYD SHEARER 1976 Zippo Manufacturing Company P.O. Box 543 36 Barbour Street, Bradford, Pa. 16701 Send me T-shirts at $3 each in sizes LJS DM I II LJXL (Indicate quantity of «*cli slue) Enclosed is my check or money order for _ (Please allow 30 days for delivery) Name. Address _____-City/State/Zip _ ----- I This otter Is good in U.SA only and expires Drcembcr 31, 1976. "I 21

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