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PttRo i\ NEWS-llKRALI), I»iinania City. KJu., WtMlnosdrty. S«>ptonibpr Vl, \m XEWS-HERALD .'.'i'V.'y.r.' The Postman Rings Twice i •X" 123 W. 5TII ST., , , 763-7621 | Panama City, Florida A Florida Freedom TVewspaper This newspaper is dedicated to furnishing S: information to our readers so that they can iji: better promote and preserve their own free- ^^i 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. ?S 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 i -ij ;^ be consistent with the truths expressed in such great moral ^ guides as the Coveting Commandment, the Golden Rule and the Declaration of Independence. ^ Defender Of Right One of the most unabashed liberal newsmen of the country is the religious writer for United Press International, Louis Casseis. So it was only natural that Casseis should eventually collide head-on to . another writer of sorts, publish er-preacher-i-adio commentator. Christian fundamentalist Carl Mclntire. Over a period of two decades, Casseis wrote items that Mclntire considered belittling, and the enthusiastic minister counterattacked with exhortations that his followers put the heat on UPI to fire Casseis. But a new spirit of detente has settled on the controversialists. Recently, FCC Chairman Dean Burch and the courts threw Mclntire's radio station — WXUR in the Philadelphia area — off the air. The closing of the station followed a long proceeding in which the FCC exarriiner wound up commending the stationfor its efforts to air controversy. But the higher political edict with that WXUR had to go, and it is now silenced. At that point, liberal Casseis perceived the commonbondbetween himself and his conservative foe. If Big Government can silence Mclntire, Big Government could a^so silence Casseis. Casseis then wrote the following column for the clients of UPI, a plea on behalf of free speech, even for one's controversial opponents. We can only hope that more liberals and more conservatives become wise enough to identify — as Casseis did — the third force that could crush both contenders. Here is the major portion of the UPI man's column: "I suppose I ought to regard Doctor Mac as a menace. But the deep dark truth is, I have a lot of admiration for him. He is a man of fervent convictions and indomitable spirit. "I cannot agree with all his convictions, such as his demand we continue the war in Vietnam until we win clearcut military victory. "But to borrow a line from Thomas Jefferson, even when I disagree with him, I'm prepared to defend his right to .speak his mind. "For years, Dr. Mclntire has been involved in a hassle with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) over the way he conducts his h 0 m e base i'a d i o s t a (i o iis', VVXUR-AM and FM. in Media, Pa, "The FCC contends he has consistently violated its 'fairness doctrine' by refusing to air both sides of conti'oversial issues. Dr. Mclntire takes the position that the government has no business trying to make him bi'oadcast the wrong \'iew of a matter on which he already has expressed a correct view—namely, his own. "This is one of those points on which I cannot quite see eye to eye with him. But that doesn't stop me from admiring his spunk and determination to do it this way. "In 1970, the FCC revoked the licenses of both of his stations. They remained on the air. however, pending the outcome of his appeals from this action. In June, Dr. Mclntire lost his final appeal to the FCC. The FCC ordered his station.S; off the air in July. "If the FCC thought that would end the matter, they don't know Carl Mclntire. , "Pending action on a court appeal from the FCC decision, he has announced plans to anchor a rented ship, outside the three-mile limit off the New Jersey coast. He calls it 'Radio Free America' and intends to broadcast from it fi\'e days a week. "It's going to be the most controversial station in the country.' he told a reporter, in what may well be the safest prediction of the year. "Dr, Mclntire says all he wants from the government is 'to leave us alone.' " 'We believe in freedom,' he said. 'We want to tell the government what to do instead of having the government try to tell us what to think and say.' "That may sound on the surface like a one-sided arrangement. But it happens to be exactly the system which the authors of the U.S. Constitution seem to have had in mind. "I'm going to send Dr. Mac a small personal check to help finance 'Radio Free America' — even though I strongly suspect that one of his first broadcasts from that offshore ship will be a 'fi'esh demand that I be fired. "I believe in freedom, too, Dr. Mclntire — for you AND me, and even for people who disagree with both of us." Question Box Question: Sen. Henry Jackson of Washington recently said the administration's "infatuation with farm exports'' has forced up the price of almost all foods in America. Is this true? If it is true, then is foreign trade beneficial to the United States? Answer: It is obvious that other things being equal, a reduction in the supply of food will result in higher prices for the commodities. It will even mean higher prices for other foods which are substituted for those in reduced supply. To that extent, the statement by the senator from Washington is correct. Sen. Jackson was referring to the Nixon administration's agreements to sell grain to Russia. This agreement did provide for exports of farm products from the United States and probably could be called foreign trade. But it does not come under the category of free trade between free people. Actually the people of the United States have seen no evidence that it involves a trade at all. It appears that the United States tax payer is financing ^ long-term, low-interest loan to finance Russia in its "purcha.se" of American grain. And with the Soviet Union record of non-payment of debts (demonstrated in World War II lend-lease), it is more likely that President Nixon is giving away the food of Americans. If free Americans were exchanging their products for products of other countries, that would be considered free trade. Government-to-government transactions, such as the Nixon deal with the communist nation, is something else again. Conceivably, some people with grain and soybeans on hand, will make profits from the sale, guaranteed by their government and financed by the tax payers. But the re.st of the people get only higher prices along with higher taxes. The farm crop situation already was fouled up by four decades of government intervention. Between price and production controls and subsidies of various kinds, the farmer is not free, and the consumer suffers. The late.st di.spo.sal of agricultural commodities to prop up the sagging communist economy is just another intervention at the expense of the Anierican pt^ople. Washington Window By WARREN L. NELSON WASHINGTON (UPI) -The secret bombing of Cambobia certainly is no secret any more. It really wasn't all that secret when it started, but few people apparently noticed. Many members of Congress have said they knew nothing about the bombing and documents have been produced to show the lengths to which the Pentagon went to keep the whole thing hidden and to divert the press from the facts. Yet in Newsweek's issue dated March 10, 1%9 —eight days before the first reported raids —the magazine said: "Diplomatic sources in Saigon claim Cambodia's Prince Siha­ nouk is tacitly permitting U.S. air raids on North Vietnamese and Viet Cong bases and supply lines in sparsely populated areas along the Vietnam frontier," On May 9,1969, six weeks into the bombing campaign, the New York Times carried a long front page dispatch out of Washington saying, "American B52 bombers in recent weeks have raided several Vietcong and North Vietnamese supply dumps and base camps in Cambodia for the first Ume..." A week later, on May 16,1969, the Wall Street Journal carried a story reporting the raids, and the following day a United Press International dispatch from Saigon said: "United States informants today reported the first air raids of the Vietnam War by B52 jets against Communist troop sanctuaries in nominally neutral Cambodia." That night David Brinkley carried the report on the NBC evening news program. In the spring of 1969, with a major ground war raging in Vietnam and with antiwar activity prevalent on college campuses, the Cambodia bombing was one story that didn't catch on. Then last spring, four years later, came disclosure that the White House had been so disturbed by news leaks in 1969 that it set up a group called the Plumbers to plug those leaks. One of the first stories to arouse White House ire was the Times' article on the Cambodia bombing (apparently the White House didn't read Newsweek) and the telephone of the Times reporter who wrote the story, William Beecher, was tapped in the search for his sources. The Times wrote of the bugging and the Cambodia bombing on Page 1 last May 16. It and other news media made frequent and repeated references to the bombing story, and the Plumbers' telephone taps, during the next several weeks. Yet on July 15, the report of a former Air Force major that Cambodia had been bombed secretly for 14 months was received as a brand new revelation. This curious turn of events leads to a few questions: —Why did congressional committees, which read the New York Times, the wire services and other news media, not raise questions about the bombing in 1969 after the reports first appeared? (Congressmen often ask questions in hearings based on obscure twoparagraph news items. This had been a front page story.) —Why did the Pentagon continue its involved techniques for hiding the bombing long after it had been publicized? (A November, 1%9, Pentagon memorandum, since declassified, shows the B52s were flying missions then to cover targets to provide "a credible story for replies to press queries.") —If the rationale for the original secrecy was really to comply with the wishes of Cambodia's chief of state, Prince Norodom Sihanouk who supposedly didn't want his acquiesence to the bombing publicized, why was the cover- up continued for years after Sihanouk's 1970 downfall? (Only if the purpose was to deceive the public was there logic for continuing the official deception.) —Finally, why will a news story generate no reaction one day when the story is current and inflame public and congressional reaction years later when nothing can be done about it? DA. LAWRENCE E. LAMB Multiple sclerosis cause isn't known Bible Verse "Either make the tree good, and its fruit good; or make the tree bad, and its fruit bad; for the tree is known by its fruit." - Matthew 12:33. * • • Our deeds still travel with us from afar, and what we have been makes us what we are. — George Eliot, English novelist. I IXews-Herald I Published Daily and Sunday by Florida Freedom Newspapers Inc. Second Class Postage Paid at Panama City, Florida: P.O. Box 1940,ZIPCode32401. Direct Successor to the Panama City News. Member Audit Bureau of Circulation. SUBSCRIPTION RATES BY CARRIER: Daily And Sunday, 1 year, .$31.20, 6 Mos. $15.60, 3 Mos. $7.80, 3 Mos. $7.80, 1 Mo. $2.60, Daily Only, 1 Year $21.00, 6 Mos. $10.50, 3 MoH. $5.25,1 Mo. $1.75, Sunday Only, 1 Year, $12.96, 6 Mos. $(3.48,3 Mos. $3.24,1 Mo. $1.08. BY MAIL Daily & Sunday, 1 Year $42.00, 6 Moe. $21.00, 3 Mos, $10.50, 1 Mo. $3.50,. Daily Only, 1 Year, $24.60, 6 Mos. $13.20, 3 Mos. $6.60,1 Mo, $2.20, Sunday Only I Year, $18.20, 6 Mos. $9.10, 3 Mos. $4,55. Represented in the general advertising field by Ward- Griffith Company, Inc. 757 Third Ave., New York, N. Y. lCi017. Branch office in principal cities. By Lawrence E. Lamb, M.D. Dear Dr. Lamb — Just what is multiple sclerosis, and how does it affect the body? Is there any real help for it? Dear Reader— This is a tough one to describe for you. It can cause a wide variety of symptoms. The problem is located in the sheath that surrounds nerve cells. This outer sheath is essential to the normal function of the cell. In multiple sclerosis this sheath degenerates, and the cell doesn't function properly. The cells affected are not all in one location in the nervous system. Multiple sclerosis can affect different spots of nerve cells in a patchy-like distribution. Many diseases of the nervous system affect only specific cells. A brain tumor, for example, may affect cells in one spot. Since the cells involved can be identified with a particular body function, a ^ood neurologist (brain specialist) can often fairly accurately locate the spot involved by the tumor. A stroke may affect the tongue and swallowing mechanisms, which would mean that specific areas of the brain are damaged, and the artery involved in the stroke can be identified. These nice systematic evaluations are not always possible in multiple sclerosis because numerous unrelated areas of the brain may be involved. This, in itself, is one clue to the diagnosis. Multiple sclerosis may cause problems with vision, speech, or muscle coordination affecting body movements. Weakness of the arms and legs is a common finding. Muscular weakness may progress to paralysis. When the lower logs are involved urinary complaints are commoti. There arc a number oi factors which appear to precipitate some attacks, even in­ cluding flu. But, there's no clear-cut identification of factors which may precipitate an attack. The cause of multiple sclerosis is not known. A recent suggested cause is a small slow acting virus that, over a period of years, produces its effects. In my own medical career there have been multiple theories advanced for the cause of multiple sclerosis, and to date none have been established as the real cause for the disease. It's difficult to evaluate the effectiveness of treatment because many patients have spontaneous remissions and get along well without any manifestation of any problem for long periods of time. The disease can be severely disabling, or it can be more of an intermittent inconvenience. There is no way to be certain how severe the disability is going to be, whether it is going to progress rapidly or not, and each case is different. It's important for anyone who has such a problem to have continuous careful medical supervision. A great deal can be done to help individuals with this problem, but I must also say that there are no specific cures. To show you some of the problems that the medical profiession deals with in trying to tell you what to expect with this type of disease, the life expectancy varies from a few weeks to over 50 years after the problem has been diagnosed, and that's quite a long range. INEWSf'APCn ENTERCniali AS3M I Send your quet ^I 'ofli, (o Or, tomb, in cart of this newtpapft, P.O. Bo* 15St, Radio Oly Station, New York, N.i. 10019. Your Horoscope j.,^™ By WEDNESDAY. SEPT. 12 Your birthday today: Your life this year is an encounter with destiny more than a matter of personal planning. Your freedom in most matt e r s is principally your choice of how you are going to respond to events beyond your control. Whatever enterprise you have been pursuing comes to test, survives according to its inherent merits. Today's natives have an abiding interest in the phenomena of nature. Aries [March 21 • April 19]: If a weak spot exists, it is almost certain to show up today. There is very little point in extended comments; let the record speak for itself. Taurus fApril 20 • May 20 J: Much as it seems you must settle for something or other, leave the way open for revision. Creative ventures shared with others encounter delays, temporary rejections. Gemini [May 21 - June 20]: With the outside world at odds, you'll be happy in knowing it's only temporary. Make a vacation-excursion sort of experience of it ail- without going anywhere. Cancer [June 21 - July 22]: Tact goes quite a way, then you come to a point of having to say "no" to something or somebody. Keep clear of talkative time-wasters. Attend to self-interests. Leo [July 23 - Aug. 22]: Minor disputes needn't be pursued, unless you've really decided, after serious consideration, to break off connections. There's a subtle factor you do not understand. Virgo [Aug. 23-Sept, 22]: Make do with short-term Jeane Dixon commitments, leaving long- range contracts for further preparation. Your mate or a friend may oppose some pet scheme; be willing to compromise. Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 221: It's one of those days when everything seems wrong- side-to, until you sense the inner meaning the larger environment is trying to tell you. Then it all becomes instructive. Scorpio [Oct. 23 • Nov. 21 J: Something has to give, and like as not, it's your schedule first, then other matters you had expected would hold steady. Be clear in your communion with loved ones. Sagittarius [Nov. 22 - Dec. 21]: Expecting friends to do specific things is unrealistic today; everybody has his own inspiration which seems to deny your immediate participation. Don't shirk responsibility. Capricorn [Dec. 22 - Jan. 19]: Things mechanical and electrical are apt to malfunction. Appointments slip away from planned times, cause minor problems later. What you achieve now is permanent. Aquarius [Jan. 20 - Feb. 18J: Adversity clarifies any question as to who is and who is not your friend—you find out today. Ask nobody to do more than you are willing to do yourself. Pisces [Feb. 19 . March 20]: Use caution, yet make no great fuss about it. Anything you do now attracts attention or comment. The less explanation you make, the more effective your efforts will be. Community Calendar 7 a.m. — Beach Optimist Club, Long Beach Rest 8 a.m. — Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge 1389, Knights of Columbus Hall 9 a.m. — Navy Officers Wives Club, Breezeway, Navy Base 9 a.m. — Bay County Council on Aging, Ceramics and Leathercraft, 850 Harrison 9:30 a.m. — German Wives Club, Members Home 10 a.m. — Executive Meeting of Service Comm. for Cancer Soc., Cancer Office 10 a.m. — TOPS, Chap. 213, Beach Comm. Center 11 a.m. — Lillian Walloch Grandmother's Club, Baptist Church, Youngstown noon — Parkway Lions Club, Village Inn Rest. No. 2 12:15 p.m. — Downtown Kiwanis Club, Elegant Onion Rest. 1 p.m. — Cove Duplicate Bridge Club, 110 South Palo Alto Ave. 1 p.m. — Bay County Council On Aging, Ceramics, 850 Harrison 1:30 p.m. — Bay County Council on Aging, Panama City Beach Comm. Center 2 p.m. ~ Panama City Beach Comm., City Hall 6 p.m. — School Board Meet., Board Room 6:30 p.m. — Deaf Sign Language Class, St. Andrew Baptist Church 7 p.m. — Boys Club Mothers Aux., Boys Club 7 p.m. — Bay County Stamp Club, Tom Haney Voc. School, Nurses Wing 7 p.m. — Weight Watchers, Cove Shopping Center 7:30 p.m. — Order of Amaranth, Rush L. Darby Court No. 28, Acme Temple 7:30 p.m. — Panama City Amatuer Radio Club, Clubhouse 8 p.m. — Panama City Cosmetologists Assoc., Gulf Coast Academy of Hair Design WASHINGTON noon — Chipley Woman's Club, Clubhouse; North Fifth Street GULF 12:10 p.m. — Port St. Joe Lions Club, St. Jcsephs Bay Country Club rr;. \m \» NtA inr <— /IWi'lcVi'l /t-. "you misunderstood (he challenge, Mr. RIggs. I'm a wrestler, not a tennis player."

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