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PiiKf 4 NKWS-IIKKALI), raiiania City, Fla., Tuesday. S«<|)(i«mb«'r 11.1973 IXfEJWS-HERA^IjD l2»n.5THST. Panama Cky, Florida A Florida Freedom Newsp&per 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 Goldep Rule and the Declaration of Independence. Nixon's Press Conference "It All Depends on How You Look at It!" Nixon is to be for his open press at San Clemente President congratulated conference recently. This is not because he cleared anything up necessarily. We suspect the doubts in the minds of some will remain forever because it appears Watergate is going to phase out unfinished, leaving the public with a "take your pick" decision. But by coming out of seclusion, Mr, Nixon showed that this is not a nation with a sovereign leader, it is a nation of sovereign individuals, all of whom are equal under the law and all of whom have the right to question the actions of their elected officials. The fact that the open confrontation with the press came much too late may leave some doubts, but when a man finally does the correct thing, he deserves a "well done." We take issue with several statements of the President and the most important is his "get on with the business of the people" comment. We think the Presidency of the United States is definitely the business of the people. It should be open and candid and always subject to scrutiny of any and all tax payers. It is the most powerful office in the world, and if an air of freedom is to servive in the nation, such power must be under constant surveilance. The press conference had another value for Americans in that the newsmen of the nation were as much on "trial" as was Mr. Nixon. We are tempted to comment that the press came out second best in the encounter but that might be a bit unfair since most of the reporters, including two representatives of The Register had no opportunity to ask questions. This is not to fault anyone, it simply is the nature of large press conferences where hands flap in the air in unison after each answer, and only one can get the nod. The result was that only 16 questions were asked, some of which, we think, were a waste of time-such as asking how much personal blame the President accepted for Watergate and asking if he would seek Vice President Agnew's resignation if Agnew is indicted on criminal charges. But there were important ciuf'stions not asked. For example, Mr. Nixon said he wants the guilty brought to justice, and that Watei-gate should be tried in the courts. We should like to have heard The President explain how a trial could be conducted if evidence in the form of White House tapes is withheld. We agree with The President that the questioning was all about Watergate and related incidents, and that's a pity. We should like to have heard questions about the wheat sale to the Soviet Union which tax payers were forced to subsudize. We should like to have heard questions about the ill fated wage and price control phases which have been so damaging to individuals in this country. We should like to have had Mr. Nixon pinned down on the subject of his promise not to "lead the nation down the road"of such controls. But all in all, it was good to have The President out in the open, facing the nation. The hostility that was obvious will no doubt disturb ardent supporters of The President, but they will be pleased that he dealt it back with considerable skill. What is more important is why the hostility exists between the press and the President. We believe the answer lies in the fact that Mr. Nixon has operated too much in secrecy. Too often questions put to the White House have been answered by press secretaries, only later to be revised. Even some of Mr. Nixon's answers at the press conference are already being challenged on the basis of fact. The press is as much a part of this nation as the Presidency, and it has the Constitutionally guaranteed right to do its job just as surely as does the Presidency. Both institutions are far from perfect, and those who hold positions within the institutions currently are far from perfect. We doubt that any rational individual expects perfection. But the best way we know of to move toward perfection is to have more of these confrontations,, head-on no-holds-bared. We are supposed to be a nation where checks and balances are supposed to help control abuses. The only real check on government in the final analysis is the press is the opinion of the public. KIRK:To The Point DR. LAWRENCE E. LAMB TELL DOCTOR PROBLEM By RUSSELL KIRK When the Republican National Convention nominates a presidential candidate less than three years from now, that gentleman will not be anybody closely associated with the Nixon Administration. Even though President Nixon presumably will recover a good deal of the faith and credit he has lost because of the Watergate scandals, so much of the Watergate pitch will stick to the present Administration that the party must select an unspattered candidate. Mr. Melvin Laird, presidential counselor, recently listed the leading aspirants to the Republican nomination. In terms of eagerness for the nomination, he enumerated Senator Charles Percy (R-Ill.), Governor Nelson Rockefeller, Mr. John Connally, and Vice President Spiro Agnew — in that order. But in terms of political reality, he put Rockefeller first and Agnew second. He had reasons, even though he did not specify them. For Senator Percy is desperately unpopular with the conservatives and middle-of-the-roaders who make up the vast bulk of the Republican Party, and Mr. Connally has changed parties too recently. For my part, I doubt whether Mr. Agnew retains any real Bible Verse "Whatever house you enter, first say, 'Peace be to this house!' And if a son of peace is there, your peace shall rest upon him; but if not, it shall return to you." — Luke 10:5,6. * • • If half a century of living has taught me anything at all, it has taught me that "nothing can bring you peace, but yourself." — Dale Carnegie, American biographical writer. Drug can cause side effects By Lawrence E. Lamb, M.D. Dear Dr. Lamb — How valuable is Atromid-S (clofibrate) to the health and elimination of excess cholesterol in a woman's body? I am in my 60s and my doctor says I must take Atromid-S twice everyday in order to keep my cholesterol level down. I also have hardening of the arteries and have had dizzy spells at times. When I leave Atromid- S off my dizziness goes away. Do I get toxic to it or what? I also take a nicotinic acid tablet when I need it for dizziness. It helps some. Is there anything else I could take to lower my cholesterol and help with my hardening of the arteries that's better than Atromid-S and which would not cause me to be dizzy? I do not mind taking medicine, but I do not want any if I do not need it, and especially when it causes me to be dizzy, I can't even locus my eyes. That is true. Otherwise. I am in very good health, enjoy living and what work I'm capable of doing. Dear Header— Atromid-S is a very good medicine and has been useful in lowering the cholesterol in many people. Like most other medicines, it can cause side effects in some people. Atromid-S can cause dizzi­ ness, but I do not Ifnnw whether your dizziness is caused by Atromid-S. or whether it's caused by your hardening of the arteries itself, which can also cause this problem. Your statement that you don't have dizziness when you don't take Atromid-S and that you do when you take it, strongly suggests that it is the Atrom­ id-S. You should talk to your doctor about this and. perhaps, with a period of testing off the medicine, you can find out for certain whether the Atromid-S is related to your problem or whether it's really caused by your atheroscleros­ is and its affect on the balance centers and mechanisms responsible lor dizziness You didn't mention your weight, but in general anyone who has any significant amounts of fat deposits under their skin can decrease the cholesterol and blood fat level by adequate weight reduction. This is often not as successful as it could be because patients never really lose all of their excess fat. To achieve the maximum benefits from fat reduction it's necess'ary to lose almost all of it. Otherwise, it's like trying to treat a .severe diabetic with a very small dose of insulin. Although insulin is a wonderful medicine, small doses will not control severe diabetes, and similarly, eliminating only a small amount of obesity will not significantly decrease blood fat and cholesterol levels. If you have evidence of fat around the small of the back or around the navel underneath the skin, there are pounds you could lose. Despite the value of medicines in lowering cholesterol. 1 don't believe that they are replacement for proper prevention of obesity and adjustment of the diet along the lines that have been recommended to prevent atheroscle­ rosis. If these measures are properly carried out, medicine is often not necessary. Doctors sometines give medicine in desperation because their patients will not stay on the type of diet which will control their obesity and blood fat or cholesterol levels. Unfortunately, it is easier to give a pill than to teach people proper nutrition. Many patients would rather take a pill than do something about their eating habits. Although I am happy to endorse the proper use of medicines. I am not in favor to using them as a substitute for correcting living patterns, which includes proper diet, body fat reduction, proper physical activity, and e imina- tion of harmful habits, such as smoking cigarettes. ' (MEV/SPAPER EMFERPHISE ASSM • Send your quations io Dr. Lamb, in care of thii newspaper, P.O. Box 1551, Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. 10019. PuVUatMd Daily tnd Huxuuty ay riorida Fieedom NtwtMptn Inc. SMond CUH Port«|i Paid at Panama City, Florida: P.O. Boi 1940, ZIP Coda 32401. Direct Suceeiaor tn the Puiama City News. Member Audit Buxyau of Circulation. SUBSCRIPTION RATES BY CARRIER; Daily And Sunday, 1 year, $31.20, 6 Moa. $15.60, 3 Moi. 17.80. 1 Mo. $2.60, Daily Only, 1 Year $2LOO, 6 Moa. $10.50, 3 MM. $5.25. i Mo. $1.76. Sunday Only, 1 Year, $12.96, 6 Moa. $«.48, 3 Mok. $3.24, 1 Mo. $1 .08, BY MAIL Daily k Suflday, 1 Y «tr. $42 .00, 6Moi. $21.00, 3 Moa. $10 .60 ,1 Mo. $3 ,50, DaUy Only, 1 Year. $26.40, 6 Moa. $13,20, 3 Moa. $6.60,1 Mo. $2.20, Sunday Only. 1 Year,$18.20,6Moa. $tt .lO, 3 Moi. $4.55. Rcpreianted in tha pnaral ad- vertiiini field by Ward-GrUtith Company, Inc. 767 Tbint A«»., New York, N.Y, 10017. Bnacli office* in princinal cittot. cnance tor the nomination,, even should he seek it more voraciously than Mi". Rockefeller. Possibly he may come off simon-pure from the present charges of accepting money that he should't have. But the Republicans now need somebody as clear of imputation as Caesar's wife ought to have been, and they'll not select a pal of Mr. Frank Sinatra. Does that leave just Governor Rockfeller, thrice rejected by Republican conventions? Not so. For Mr. Laird curiously omitted any mention of one of the strongesst of Republican possibilities, scarcely a dark horse: Mr. Ronald Reagan, governoi- of California. Governor Reagan very recently achieved something that will echo throughout these United States, especially when he begins to push for the nomination: he has reduced taxes in his state astoundingly. Any reduction in any state would have been surprising. But in California, the other day, the Reagan administration reduced state income tax from 20 per cent to 35 per cent, depending on one's income; abolished state income tax altogether for people earning less than $8,000; and cut the sales tax by a penny — all in one swoop. Those drastic reductions of the tax burden have been made possible by Mr. Reagan's successful reform of the welfare structure and other measures that built up a treasury sjjrplus. A few other states have accumlated surpluses during the past year or so, but no other state has reduced taxes dramatically. (Federal revenue-sharing has eased the tax burden in most states.) If Governor Reagan can reduce California's taxes, might not President Reagan be able to reduce federal taxes, or at least to put an end to innflation? Upon such a possibility, a presidential campaign might be built. Mr. Reagan looks and acts young enough, but actually he is rather a senior citizen, as presidential aspirants have gone in recent years. Nevertheless, this would be no handicap in a contest with Governor Rockefeller, who is three years older than the governor of California. If Mr. Agnew appears to be eliminated altogether from presidential competition, during the next few months, the great bulk of Agnew's popular support should shift to Reagan. Equally important, the political managers and financial backers now interested in Agnew's candidacy will transfer their allegiance to Reagan — certainly not to Percy or Rockefeller, and probably not to Connally. So why didn't Mr. Laird mention Governor Reagan? Presumably because he would prefer not to see Reagan nominated. Why not? Because presumably Mr. Reagan might not advance to high place certain gentlemen who now enjoy high places in the Nixon Administration, BRUCE BIOSSAT Riches: a blessing and our handicap By Bruce Biossat WASHINGTON (NEA) A score of times I've been away from mainland America, and nowadays I seldom return without feeling acutely that some intangible deficiency of spirit afflicts many Americans. Probably everything I could say in the way of particulars has already been said, and some of it many times. Somehow it almost never gets put together in a fashion that helps explain Americans to themselves. I won't pretend more than a groping toward that goal. This country's spaciousness and richness of resource have been both blessing and handicap. They have permitted wide, free movement of people and things, generally at living levels unmatched anywhere. The luxurious mobility of an expanding frontier spelled fresh opportunity and an escape from discontents. Today that "frontier" lies in clustered suburban nebulae that seem to have incredible gravitational force. Indeed, we've always had a "pull" so strong that, as long as we chose to allow it, millions streamed here from other lands to escape poverty, persecution, social and political rigidity. Yet the handicap, for many, is that mobility fosters irresponsibility, and a sense of unaccountability. Today's stories of neglect of the poor and of intolerable conditions in prisons, welfare institutions and hospitals are new only in their details. In the headlong rush for the shifting main chance, many have not thought to care about those held immobile by hard circumstances or unadventurous spirit. As varied immigrant strains struggled for a place in a social fabric stiffer than they had imagined, they viewed later newcomers with hostility and indifference. Many who fled "uncaring" societies in Europe came here and learned their own ways of not caring. Frejedom never has meant equality of circumstance, though its roots in our Constitution bear the oft-ignored brand "equality of opportunity." What we have found, however, is that our special kind of wide-swinging affluence has always graded too easily into selfish profligacy. What I feel when I come back after an offshore visit is that I have returned to the land of the spoiled brat. In this land of openhearted people, often astonishingly generous, there are still too many of mean spirit who can never seem to get enough of anything. They act as if their homes should be warehouses of material goods. Helped by the sellers of things, they have taught the thieving poor that affluence is not a balanced diet but a color television sot. Your ' Horoscope By Jeane Dixon TUESDAY, SEPT. 11 Your birthday today: Should find you consolidating your position for the long pull, weathering temporary complex situations, plus some hard going this fall. You develop skills and energy of sorts which you lacked earlier. The goal is to keep actions in your daily living in balance, being careful not to neglect anything important. Today's natives are realists, often possess precision skills. Aries (March 21 -April 19] : Don't let yourself be provoked into telling all you know. Questions come in from all sides, but needn't be answered. Stay busy with current business, routines. Taurus fApril 20 -May 20] : Yesterday's attitudes and moods are for discard today. Get something new done on the job. Make sure you're not being selfish. There's something rather nice in home life. Gemini [May 21 -June 20]: Technical details can be tricky—verify your facts and figures as you go, assuming nothing on past records. Social and vacation planning is strongly favored. Cancer fJune 21- July 22J: Well -tried relationships prove themselves again; you get back what you've put in. Repair and maintenance work under fine aspects. Don't fall for a hard-luck story. Leo [July 23 -Aug. 22 1: Mild speculation favored. Take your gains and quit while you're ahead. Proceed vigorously with career improvement efforts. Add something to your reserves. Virgo I Aug. 23 -Sept. 22 1: Yesterday's experience and today's ideas can be swiftly applied, with generally good results, if you will just act now, accepting reasonable rates and conditions. Libra [Sept. 23 -Oct. 22J: Despite all efforts to stay out of other people's bicker­ ings, you're in the middle and may as well state your opinion bluntly. Late evening conferences promise practical returns. Scorpio [Oct. 23 -Nov. 21 1: You can sell anything today —including ideas, moods, at- t i t u d e s—even where you have no intention of doing so. Allow others to express their own opinions. Sagittarius [Nov. 22 -Dec. 21): Everybody has an opinion on what should be done next and what your share of the burden should be. Speak up strongly where you have intuition or experience. Capricorn (Dec. 22 -Jan. 19j: Catching errors in communications is interesting and rewarding. There's a wealth of new information to integrate with what you had already, many changes to make. Aquarius [Jan. 20 -Feb. 18 1: Extras that come in should be promptly put to use to generate more of same. Your positive approach to routines makes this a day of sound, although subtle, achievement. Pisces [Feb. 19 -March 20 1: Be wide-awake and on the job early. Use your imagination and your power to visualize. By the end of the day, the way is clear for further accomplishment. Community Calendar TUESDAY 9 a.m.—County Commission, Courthouse Annex 9:30 a.m. —Hiland park Volunteer Fire Dept. Women's Auxiliary, 9:30 a.m.—Weight Watchers, Cove Shopping Center 10 a.m.—Bay County Newcomers Club, Heritage 10 a.m.—Bay Countv Council on aging, Parker City Hall 10:30 a.m.—Bay County Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, Chamber Bldg. noon-North Pamana City Kiwanis Club, Elegant Onion Rest. noon—Optimist Club of St. Andrews, Harbor House rest. 12:15 p.m.—Rotary Club, Seven Seas Rest. 12:15 p.m.—Exchange Club of Panama City, Holiday Inn Rest. Downtown 2 p.m.—AARP, SS103, GCCC 2:30 p.m.—-Children's Story Hour, Bay County Public Librai^ 5:30 p.m.-TOPS, Chap. 181, Bldg. 1472, TAFB 7 p.m.—Mexico Beach Town Council, Mexico Beach Town Hall .7 p.m.—Oakland Ten^ace Men's Club, Oakland Terrace Clubhouse 7 p.m.—Boy Scout Commissioners Staff, First United Methodist Church 7 p.m.—Northwest Side Volunteer Fire Dept., Fire Station 7 p.m.—Callaway City Commission, City Hall 7 p.m.—Panama City Commission, City Hall 7 p.m.—Cedar Grove City Commission, City Hall 7 p.m.—Southport Men's Club, Community Bldg. 7 p.m.—Toastmasters Club, 108, Student Activities Bldg., GCCC 7 p.m.—Panama City Beach Lions Club, Holiday Lodge Rest. 7 p.m.—Civil Air Patrol. Bldg. 1148 TAFB 7 p.m.—Weight Watchers, Cove Shopping Center 7 p.m.—Ea.st Bay County Kiwanis Club, Coffee Cup Rest. 7 p.m.—Panama City Che.ss Club, Rm. D-203, GCCC 7 p.m. PTA of Springfield Elem. 7 p.m.—Beach Businessmcns As.soe., Wayside Rest. 7:30 p.m.—Nat'l Federation of Federal Employes, Local 1113, First Fed. Bldg 7:30 p.m.—Coa.st Guard Aux,, Ballroom of St. Andrews Bay Yacht Club 7:30 p.m.—Bay County Young Republicans, Four Winds 7:.30 p.m.—.Joi'dan Shrine No. 13, York Rite Hall 7:30 p.m.—Acme Lodge No. 222 F&AM, Acme Temple 7:.30 p.m.—Cove Duplicate Bridge Club, 110 South Palo Alto 7:30 p.m.—Tyndall Toe Tap{)ers, Square Dance Club, Service Club, TAFB 8 p.m.—Alcoholics Anonymous, .39 East Beach Drive. CALHOUN 7 p.m.—Weight Watchers, Blounstown Library WASHINGTON noon—Chipl(.'y Kiwanis Club, Chipl(;y Molol Re.sl. 4 p.m.—Wash. Co. Board of I'liblic Instruction, County Courthouse 7 p.ni,—Vernon City Council, City Mall (iUUF 9 a.m.—Gulf County Comiu., Courthouse Con. Itin. 12:15 p.m.—Port St 't .Joe Kiw;misClul), St. .loo Motel Dining Room

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