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.Page 2 THE TIPTON (INDIANA)- DAILY TRIBUNE A LOST ART? Have we. in America, lost the art of doing nothing? This question was posed in a recent issue of the National Parks Magazine by Mr. Elmer Shaw, a research assistant in the Library' of Congress in Washington. ; Mr; Shaw accurately points out that for large numbers of our citizens, "life has become too ultra-modern. Like automations, we are controlled by clockwork. We have forsaken the vastness of mountains, prairies, and forests,'for a cubicle deep in the city. We swarm in the streets like bees in a hive. We are all John Doe...." But, wrote.Mr. Shaw. "When we grow weary of speed, schedules,.and smog," there is relief at hand;" ..: the great quiet places of the earth; the deserts", the forests, the mountains, and the shores of the sea. Here, time itself seems to sleep and clocks are forgotten; once again, almost without-effort, we learn to do nothing, to play iri the sand, to dream westward with the sunset, to live as only a child can live -free and unfettered." Having indulged in the luxury of a few moment''s soliloquy on the lost art of doing nothing, we had now better get busy-or there will be a number of irate readers who will have nothing to do but telephone us to inquire as to the whereabouts of their- favorite newspaper. Cost of Shoplifting As the memory of Christmas fades and the bills are taken care of, most people heave a sigh of relief. The cost of Christmas is ever—think. But they are wrong. We pay one. of the costs of Christmas all through the year — the higher prices required to cover the losses from shoplifting, which reach a peak during the Christmas session. Aside from the expense, there is much about shoplifting that is misunderstood by the general public. Shoplifting is not a prank, it is a crime punishable by imprisonment. It establishes a permanent arrest record. It may prevent holding a position of trust for the rest of a person's life. It forever marks the shoplifter as a thief. The youth who thinks he may escape the penalty of a shoplifting offense because he is Hillis Report a juvenile is making one of the worst mistakes of his life. One shoplifting- conviction can stand as a permanent bar to a responsible position. Each year, the shoplifter faces a great possibility of arrest as protective mea-. sures become more sophisticated.- Shoplifting is one of the biggest businesses 1 in the criminal world, Nationwide, it is estimated that $8 million in goods is stolen each shopping day. Thievery on this scale is bound to result in the most stringent protective measures and in the apprehension of the a substantial percentage of the light-fingered crooks who think they can get away with committing an offense against, not only the merchant, but every consumer's pocketbook. Let's Destroy The Killer WASHINGTON, D.C. — Cancer. This six letter word is a killer. And it does not discriminate. It' kills people of all colors. It kills the wealthy, the weak, the strong and the poof. Each year cancer is among the leading causes of death in the' United States. It ranks second only to heart disease. There are few families within our Nation who have not lost some relative or close friend as a result of cancer. Sixteen percent of all deaths in the United States, representing some 329,000 persons, were; caused from cancer in 1970., This year the American Cancer Society estimates the cancer death toll will climb even higher to 335,000. This is about 920 persons dying a day from cancer — or more than one every two minutes. As far as cancer fatalities are related to population, the, U.S. ranks 18th among the 40 nations reporting mortality statistics, according to the American Cancer Society. More than 52 million Americans now. living will eventually . have' cancer. This is' about 1. in 4. persons, according to present . populations. Over the years cancer will strike 2 of 3 families. In the 1970's alone, it is esti- 4 mated there will be 3.5 million cancer deaths 6.5 million new cancer cases and 10 million under treatment for the disease. As shocking as all these figures are, some progress has been made in the fight against cancer. Back in 1930, the hope of survival for a person who was stricken with cancer was less than 1 in 5. Today the odds have risen to 1 in 3. . Early detection, which has to , a great extent been made possible through? the public and private educational programs of various interested groups, has been primarily responsible for today's 1 in 3 odds of survival. It has been unfortunate that there has been a lack of what could' be termed as an actual major medical breakthrough toward a cure in combating and controlling cancer. We must work for this cure. I will join the President in supporting his program. of appropriating needed funds to fight tills dreaded disease. Tiese funds should be earmarked for the actual use of scientists, researchers and others who are experts in the field of cancer research. The President has made the war against cancer one of his top priorities and I agree with "THANK YOU, MONSIEUR!" THURSDAY, MARCH 4, 1071 Kissinger-Rogers Affair Involves Two Major Issues Foothold In Cuba Costly him. i I intend to support legislation which, would rid our country of this dreaded disease. The passage of this legislation must be a bi-partisan effort. This is one matter that cannot be Democrat or Republican. It is certainly not important which political party receives the credit for curing cancer j what is important is finding the actual cure. Investigation Underway Newsweek Magazine reports that two Federal agencies, Internal Revenue and the Federal Trade Commission, are taking a hard look at commercial income tax services (which last year prepared 50 percent of the 77 million returns filed.) Some of these firms, Federal probers say, sold data to department stores, - pollsters and others without the taxpayer's knowledge or consent. The agencies consider this a violation of privacy. Visitors Are Welcomed If you are planning a trip to Washington be sure and stop in our office at 1510 Longworth Building. We: will furnish you with passes to the House and Senate galleries and also set up a tour of the Capitol for you. ~ If you write our office well in advance we can also set up a White House Congressional tour. The White House tours are scheduled for 8:30 and 8:45 a.ml every day except Sunday and Monday. Congressional tours of the FBI are also available and we must be notified well in advance. . My staff and I will do every - ^ (Continued on page eight) Foreign News Commentary By PHIL NEWSOM UPI Foreign News Analyst The Russians are paying plenty for their Latin American foothold In Cuba. In Moscow, at the end of February, the Soviets and the Cubans sighed their annual trade agreement in ceremonies at which Mikhail Kuzmin, a first deputy minister of Soviet foreign trade, said that 1971 would see an increase of 100 million rubles ($110 million) in the value of Russians goods sent to Cuba. Soviet aid has been keeping the Cuban economy afloat for the last 10 years, and hhe Cubans now are estimated to owe hhe Russians more than $3 billion exclusive of military aid. With the Cuban economy going deeper into the hole each year, the Russians can have but little hope of ever being, repaid. And the logical question is how long will the Russians continue a policy which seems to be one of ever-diminishing, returns. In a nuclear war between the United States and the Soviet Union, Cuba's value to the Russians would be dubious. Value is Enormous But,, since. Latin America is regarded by many as the next great area of cold war conflict between the United States and the Soviet Union, its peacetime value or its value in case of conventional warfare is enormous. It gives the Russians a friendly port where no other exists. It can provide the Soviet navy with food and facilities for shore leave and repairs. It could interfere with, shipping through the Panama Canal and threaten the canal itself. It also could pose a threat to shipping moving out of. the mouth of the Mississippi River. Further, it has the prestige value of providing the Russians a haven in waters heretofore exclusively American. As for the Cuban people themselves, even Fidel Castro admits the immediate future is not bright. • Rationing Which began in 1962 lias become even tighter. Cigars and cigarettes were put on the rationing list last year for the CrsFtime. For Cuba's ills, Castro has the disgnosis but not the cure. Places Blame In speeches he has blamed the country's plight first of. all on high absenteeism and low labor productivity. . In a Speech last July, he declared:!'! "... Neither this nation's '. economy, jnor that of any other nation cahy tolerate the corrosive, demoralizing and disruptive actions, of 400,000 shirkers."- .. I • Such a figure would represent 20 per cent of Cuba's labor force. At another time, he said: "...Productivity has been practically lack of it that can forgotten, and the is a- bottomless pit [swallow all of the country's human resources." At one point he took to task workers who took warnings on the health j,hazards of smoking as a reason to neglect the tobacco crop. Sugar remains Cuba's chief money earner. Last year Castro pressed for a crop of 10 million tons but fell a million and a alf .ions, short despite drawing' off 'workers from industry and all other forms of .Cuban -enter-, prise. This year he has told Cuban workers the crop must come to. seven million tons. It actually is expected to come to no more.ihan five or six. FLUSHING OUT CLUES?— Senate leaders, Hugh Scott (bending) of the Republicans and Mike Mansfield of the Democrats, inspect the men's room in the 'Capitol in Washington where the bomb was detonated. "There have been.threats, as many as five a Week, over a-period of some months." said Mansfield. Can you use $50 for Christmas? Falvey's New Merchandise Club will payout in plenty of time for Christmas Join Now! - First Drawing March 13th Winner Every Week JOIN NOW!! *' nner of the last drawing will " have $100 credit to spend as ^9 &lV6U <4 they wish in the store m • where your friends buy their clothes Clyde Overdorf Motors, Inc. State Road 28 East < Tipton, Ind. By STEWART HENSLEY UPI Diplomatic Reporter WASHINGTON (UPfl -The Kissinger-Rogers affair currently agitating Washington is of considerably greater importance to the republic than the usual bureaucratic hassle. It revolves around two major issues which- have to do with the ability of the Nixon administration to conduct an effective foreign policy that reflects the will of the electorate as represented, by Congress:'. — The matter of the executive branch's responsibility to Congress on its foreign policy moves, giving the legislators some advance opportunity to express their opinions on contemplated actions. — The question of whether th State Department can Jgfentinu to function with maxim effectiveness in dealings wi 177 foreign countries .whe some of its more importan prerogatives appear to hav been, taken over by advisers i; the White House accountable neither to Congress nor to the public. Controversy Continues Sen. Stuart Symington, D Mo., reflected congressional irritation when he charged Tuesday that presidential adviser Henry A. Kissinger had "usurped" the policy prerogatives of Secretary of Stat William P. Rogers, thus acquiring a "unique and unprecedenj tedly authoritative role ii foreign policy." President Nixon's immediately asserted that Rogers was his No. 1 adviser in foreign affairs, He described Symington';; claims as "misleading, totally inaccurate and unfair.'.' Rogers, aftec a lengthy talk with the President at the White Houst Tuesday night appeared .to be considerably cheer e'-d by whatever the President told him. But observers do not believe this can be the end of the controversy, particularly be* cause the' conditions persist which sparked the general impression of Rogers' decline. Basics Of Dispute The factors which give rise to the • dispute - over whether Kissinger has edged Rogers out of his rightful place are two: — The question of personality, with Kissinger's aggressiveness in marked contrast to Rogers' low-keyed approach.. — The structural set-up, which has resulted in the creation by Kissinger of a "little State Department" of 110 persons within the White House. The second factor is the more important . because Kissinger acted directly in accord with Nixon's wishes. when he gathered into the White House a group of experts on all phases of foreign policy, serving as an information gathering and policy-suggesting* group for the National Security Council. He emerged increasingly as th administration's principal spokesman on foreign policy. Aggravations Some foreign ambassadors, meanwhile, who. by tradition are supposed to take up any important questions they have. Rogers, in talks with associates, sometimes disclosed irritation at Kissinger's actions. The Secretary felt Kissinger had exceeded the" grounds on propriety when he went on a television show last week to explain foreign policy as outlined in the President's global strategy, report. Kissinger took pais to make it claar he had a great deal to do with writing the report. The consensus is. that Nixon cannot paper over the current situation simply by restating that Rogers is his chief foreign policy adviser. At. the same time he certainly cannot afford to dismantle the efficient machinery Kissinger has built up to keep the White House on top of developments. Problems Aired On Man In Uniform QUAKE PRECAUTIONS LOS ANGELES (UPI)-Ten city schools were evacuated Wednesday because of possible earthquake safety hazards, bringing to 13 the number of schools closed since - the destructive Feb. 9 temblor. * ! The Board of Education ordered the latest' closures after, reports from the Department of {Building and Safety. About 9,500 students were (affected, they will remain out •of school until preparations are completed to bus them to other facilities. By PAUL K. HARRAL FT. CARSON, Colo. (UPI>As officers at this 14,000-acre military base in the arid land just east of the Rocky Mountains see it, they have just six. basic problems in dealing with: today's men in uniform. - Three are reflections of society as a . whole— the so. called drug culture, racial tensions, and the normal restlessness of youth. The other three are.what one colonel described as "self- inflicted wounds" of the military—that 60 per cent of the soldiers , at Ft. Carson are returning men from Vietnam with just two to six months still to serve and who have little or no interest in further training;" that there is too quick a personnel turnover— 14 per cent a month; that many soldiers arrive with job classifications that either are.already filled or (like 10 tugboat operators sent to Carson - recently" 1 are not. needed in Colorado or at this base. Maj. Gen. . Bernard W. Rogers, former commanding general -at Ft. Carson, • saw these six basic problems as challenges and started trying to meet them. He felt many Army traditions served no useful purposes so he simply eliminated them. There is no mandatory reveille at Ft. Carson. Favorite Feature? To help us select material for our readers, you, the subscriber,- can help us. In the sections below complete the "order of preference" column by filling In one, two, or.three etc., whichever applies to the feature YOU like. Also list subjects or authors that you wish to.read. Thank you. NUMBER In ORDER of PREFERENCE A. Dr. Coleman B. Helen Help Us C. Life Is Worth Living A. Popeye B. Brick Bradford C. Rip Kirby D. Blondie A. Cross Word Puzzle B. TV Schedule A.. B._ C._ A.. B. C. D._ A.. B._ I would like to see other features included such as: Definite articles by Persons or Authors Articles by Su b/ecf Send by mail or drop off at: THE TIPTON DAILY TRIBUNE 221-223 E. Jefferson St. Tipton, Indiana

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