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I'jiKe 4.\ NEWS-IIKK AIJ), riiiiama (il v. I'lii.. Simdiiy .S<'|)(«'nil»('r Ifi, 1973 I 123 W. 5TH ST. 763-7621 | I Panama City, Florida A Florida Freedom IVewspaper This newspaper is dedicated to furnishing information to our readers so that they can ijv better promote and preserve their own free- ^ 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. ::•:: iiji We believe that freedom is a gift from God and not a j:!: ij: political grant from government. Freedom is neither license iiii: nor anarchy. It is self control. No more. No less. It must :§: iji be consistent with the truths expressed in such great moral jv: il: guides as the Coveting Commandment, the Golden Rule ijiji § and the Declaration of Independence. ^ Goldwater Confuses Us "Now Why Didn't I Think of That?" In a recent speech, Sen. Barry Goldwater said there is "a general ignorance of what's going on in the Pacific in high and low places.'' We think he failed to remove any of that ignorance, if that was the purpose of his talk. He talked about the value of the Pacific because of its natural resources and said the whole future of America is in the Pacific. It is the key to protecting the flow of oil from the Middle East. Then_he talked about the necessity for America to defend Southeast Asia from a Communist take-over. Is the senator from Arizona suggestmg that the United States commit troops to battle once again in Southeast Asia. We can read him no other way when he says "We have to defend Thailand" if Cambodia falls. He said Japan will lead the world's economy by the year 2000 growing bigger on the things we have made possible in the Pacific. A better way to say that might be that the Japanese, having tried and failed at military conquest, have gone to work producing goods and services and building sound economic partnerships throughout the world. But Sen. Goldwater seems to suggest that the U. S. should resume the role of international policeman and prop up ''friendly" governments with our military assistance. This may appear to be a good short term pi'actice to some, but it falls apart when the big picture is examined. Sen. Goldwater in the same speech praised the selection of Henry Kissinger as the new secretary of state is the "greatest stroke we've had." Now we are further confused since Dr. Kissinger is the architect of fence mending with the Communist giants ^Red China and the Soviet Union. So, Sen. Goldwater seems to be telling us that it is good to get along peacefully with the Communist giants, but we should do battle with the little Communists. The reason he likes Kissinger, Goldwater said, is because he comes from a country that understands power and the use of it. Referring to Kissinger's iGerman-Prussian background, Goldwater said Kissinger comes naturally by the concept that the way to keep peace is to remain strong. Someone might remind the Arizona senator of what happened to Prussia and Germany. Also he should realize that West Germany is doing very nicely at present with an approach to foreign relations based on production and trade. A nation is not "isolated" from the rest of the world if it does business with the other people. THE FAMILY LAWYER Bankruptcy: A Clean Slate Almost two billion dollars in debts will be wiped out this year in the nation's bankruptcy courts. Almost one American in every 1,000 will lake this means of "getting out from under." Most of them will emerge with a clean slate. However, there are certain kinds of obligations that bankruptcy does not touch. The most important are: 1) Taxes less than three years old. This includes taxes owed to federal, state, or local governments, 2) Debts based on family obligations. This includes alimony and child support. sizeable verdict, the dog's owner tried to escape through bankruptcy. But again, a court held him still liable. The judge said bankruptcy laws were meant to pro­ tect the hapless debtor, not the malicious wrongdoer. A public service fcutiire of The Florida Bar and the Anicricun Bur A .sHOciution. Written by Will Beriiurd. 3) 13cbls based on a written false financial statement. Suppose, for example, that in obtaining a personal loan you deceived the lender by piuposely understating your li;ibiiities. Under these circumstances, you woidd ordinarily remain liable for the loan even afler going through bankruptcy. 4) Dfi)ls based on "wilful and malicious" injury iuriicled on persons or property. Usually this involves liability for causing an aulomobile accident, 'I'lius; A drunken driver, Iravcllin/j at hiyj) spued on a rainy swerved atnm (/ic double Zinc a/id fc/naiilicd info an imcijriiiiin cur. Held liable ;ifu:rwuril in daniagcfi, lie wjuj/bt rcfi/^« in bankruplcy. Hut a (.ourl MUI bankruptcy did not v/ipe out thin debt, because lii.f driving v/an not just neBligent but "wilful and inalicious." NoM 'UUto injurlcH niuy also bo considered wilful and inalicious. Ill unolhur case, u man allowed his vicious bulldog to run free even alter il hud bitten .three pvdcKlriaiis, When a fourth vic- linV) went to court and won u DAVID POLING, D.D. The President and the pulpit By David Poling In his August statement on Watergate, President Nixon excused some of his over/ealous and nnisguided associates for their criminal actions — they were o.nly responding to a higher loyalty not unlike the civil disobedience that had been preached from American pulpits during the war in Southsast Asia. The President indicated that clergymen like William .Sloan Coffin ,Jr. of Yale, the Berrigan brothers, Eugene Carson Blake of the World Council of Churches and Robert McAfee Brown were morally responsible for the illegal plots, the Watergate break-in, the White House 'plumbers" — nearly two-do/en individuals closely associated with this administration. These are serious charges and mark the second lime in six years that Mr. Nixon has faulted the clergy for the failures of oilier people. in October of 1967, Richard Nixon wrote in Reader's Digest: "Our teachers, preachers and politicians have gone too far in advocating the idea that each individual should determine what laws are good and what laws are bad, and that he then should obey the law he likes and di-sobey the law he dislikes." At thai time the ashes of Walts and Newark and Detroit were still warm, and the major antiwar demonstrations sweeping campus and city alike. Now Mr. Nixon equates the actions of his former associates and advisers as being on the same moral plane and level, similar to that taken by religious leaders who opposed the war and preached civil disobedience. The compari,son is unlaii' to the churchmen for three reasons: 1. livery action taken by iniiilanl antiwar spokesmen (such as Blake, the Berrigans, and Coffin) was done in public, in full view of the world. The While House clique .sought ab.solute ^ecrecy. their actions hidden and when found out, tried to (7over il up with further lying and conspiracy. The leading churchmen mentioned had nothing to hide, they were not ashamed of their stand. 2, The ffiililanl clergymen operated within a larger community, and were in constant dialogue with those who supported and Iho.'ie who resented their position. The While ffou.v- aide:', and employes did everythmg possible to remain b;'Wen operatirii; v/ith elaborate codes, pursuing goals thai •//f.ri- ininrt'iir: U> coiomiinily and Ihe public they should have v;r •/>•'! •; 7he iiuU7/h( cleryy took the consequences of fines, ar- r«;'.l illicit ivini !)i -ii\. and persona) miury where their cause tailed 'lh<' V/hii/r Mou;',e agents used (and are using) every devirc (m;',ible b, avoid detection and now invesligalion and cofivif.'tion It appears that the pulpit is next lo the press on the President's list of adversaries. That is unfortunate, lor each musl live with the other. For more than five years the While Hou.se has refused to receive the official leaders of the major religious bodies. And keeping the clergy at a distance, the President continues lo blame them for the moral failures of his administration. Your Horoscope jBy Jeane Dixon Foreign News Commentary By PHIL NEWSOM UPI Foreign News Analyst When President Ni.xon declared he was giving "highest priority" to achieving a Mi­ deast settlement, he was in effect warning both the Israelis and the Arabs that time is running out. The energy crisis which this winter may force rationing upon home users of oil for heat has forced the United States to take a new look at its Mideast policy, which since the August, 1970, cease-fire along the Suez canal battle line has been allowed to drift. Ahead of it have come Vietnam, establishment of new- cordial relations with China, SALT talks with the Soviet Union and more lately Watergate. Despite the President's assertion that it would be "highly inappropriate" for an American president "to relate our policy toward Israel" to what happens on Arabian oil, the link between them is inescapable. Israelis can take heart fi'om the President's reiteration of American dedication to an independent Israel. But within the present circumstances are conditions that should cause both the Israelis and the Arabs to take heed. American policy in the past has been to support Israel with enough arms to maintain her superiority over Arab forces and a firm negotiating position. That situation continues. But even the most optimistic must vvoneter how long it would continue if American homes go cold in the winter time and American industry is slowed for lack of oil. The Arabs also have reason to come to the negotiating table. Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir's dominant labor party has adopted Defense Minister Moshe Dayan's hard line on occupied Arab territories. Dayan's proposal would permit Israeli purchase of oc- c u p i e d Arab lands for settlement and development by Israeli citizens and construction of a new deep water port on the Mediterranean between the southern end of the Gaza strip and the northernmost reaches of the Sinai peninsula. Opponents of the plan, even within Israel, have called it "creeping annexation," Certainly, once accomplished, nothing short of war could change it. Up to now, the United States position h:.s been to support the 1967 United Nations resolution calling upon Israel to withdraw from occupied Arab territories with certain modifications based on Israeli security. Israel demands "unconditional" negotiations with the Egyptians, Jordanians and Syrians and asserts its determination to retain some of the occupied territory. The Egyptians have refused negotiations until Israel agrees in principle to withdraw from all occupied territory. U.N. Secretary General Kurt Waldheim declared after his just-completed Mideast tour that he had found a general desire for peace, Nixon's promise of "high priority" lends hope that before the start of winter new, aggressive efforts will be under way to give it positive expression. SUNDAY, SEPT. 16 Your birthday today: Opens a personally favorable year while associates and others nearby face an uphill scramble. Your increasing serenity, gained by meditation, makes the difference. Material concerns are superceded in your life plan by spiritual considerations. Today's natives are talented at putting together creative ideas to Instruct and entertain, but may not choose to work at it consistently. Aries |March 21-April 19J: Be up and about very early; attend to your normal Sunday obligations quietly, then make it a day of genuine relaxation, rest. Health care is important now. Taurus [April 20-May 20]: Your role today is that of counselor—encourage all to let go recent tensions, partisan debates, simply to relax and give themselves a chancei to recuperate. Gemini [May 21-Juiie 20]: The less you do to announce your moves ahead of time, the better. You may find reasons for changing plans; in their place, oppor- t u n i t y for spur-of-the-moment enjoyments. Cancer [June 21-July 22 J: Seek open change and variety; fix up your home a bit. Creative ventures of single- handed sorts work out. Group activities falter as I IVews-Herald I Published Daily and Sunday by Florida Freedom Newspapers Inc. Second Class Postage Paid at Panama City, Florida: P,0, Box 1940,ZIPCode32401, Direct Successor to the Panama City News. Member Audit Bureau of Circulation. 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Virgo [Aug. 23 -Sept. 22]: First, give yourself a break; forgive yourself for being as human as the next person; them turn outward and accept others as they are. Give everybody a clean slate. Libra [Sept. 23 -Oct. 22]: Progressive adjustments and changes are featured, can be both instructive and constructive. Budgets may also be revised. Romance turns up in the most subtle ways. Scorpio [Oct. 23-Nov, 21]: Attend your normal Sunday customs with grace and good humor. Enjoy some activity which interests you deeply. You have opportunity for improving serious relationships. Sagittarius [Nov. 22-Dec. 21 L- There is a premium on getting your plans definitely set before life becomes overly complex. A brief pause for prayer possibly brings with it a flash of intuition. Capricorn [Dec. 22-Jan. 19]: Wear your finest smile and make the most of today's diverse opportunities. Pursue social, emotional goals rather than business. Shoptalk is strictly unproductive. Aquarius [Jan. 20-Feb. 18]: Make this a quiet Sunday of personal forgiveness and reconciliation. Do whatever you must do with a minimum of comment. Concentrate on hobbies that are truly mind-relaxing. Pisces [Feb. 19-March 20]: It is just as well there's less urgency about the affairs of daily living this Sunday. Do what you can to make it peaceful, both for yourself and all around you. Bible Verse Jesus said, "Let her alone, let her keep it for the day of my burial. The poor you always have with you, but you do not always have me." — John 12:7, 8. * * * I thank fate for having made me born poor; poverty taught me the true value of the gifts useful to life, - Anatole France, French novelist. E3 WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES ASK ABOUT OUR FREE CREDIT PLAN ^^^/^^^ • "WM[R[ YOU ALWAYS BUY ]H[ BEST FOR LESS" GIBSON'S •DISCOUNT CENTER! 898 W. nth Street 9. 9 Mon. thru Sat. 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