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FACTS EDITORIAL Controls wanted, distrusted Mid-month saw the end of the first phase of government economic controls, and the machinery for the second phase is barely less nebulous. A national board has set guidelines on wage and price increases, purportedly at a rate that matches productivity and therefore is not inflationary. Most people have mixed feelings. A great majority feel that something must stop inflation. But less than a majority feel that the controls will actually work. These feelings have been measured by pool. Many questions of equity arise, as is indicated by the debate over retroactive wage increases. There had to be a specific time for imposing the controls. But is the probable outcome of bargaining that might have been concluded SepL 1 any less just than a contract actually signed Aug. l? And if these are to be adjusted, how do you judge the relative work of an hour's work by a boilermaker or electrician, a nurse or a clerk? For the future, is there to be a measure for recognizing Increased productivity, so that this can be rewarded with approval of non- inflationary wage increases? There Is doubt about the ability of the government actually to enforce controls, except on giant industry. Throughout the price freeze, there were repeated calls to The Facts, asking where one reported violations of the freeze. There was apparently no well-defined mechanics for this. One visitor brought n question which, though unanswerable, was port of the problem of inflation, yet beyond the scope of present price controls. He had a statement of the increased valuations on his property, under the just-completed reappraisals by Commissioners Court. Wasn't this a violation of the wage-price freeze? Were taxes free to go up, while wages and prices were fixed? Wasn't this inflationary? Taxes arc inflationary. It has been contended that government spending is the chief inflationary pressure. And one assumes that they arc lobe exempt from controls, or from productivity guidelines. But the most common source of distrust of the system of economic controls is that It lends itself to favored treatment, lo partisanship and op- portunlsm. Obviously, an increase in wages or prices for one group Is a particular bonanza when granted «l a time when most wages and prices are fixed or limited, There svill be great pressure by influential groups to liave Unit advantage. One economist points to a bank survey which shows 88 pt-r cent in favor of the freeze, varying from 81 per cent of high school graduates to9" per cent of college graduates. Hut only ^j percent felt it would be even "somewhat effective." The apparent consensus was that controls were undesirable and probably wouldn't work, but something must be done atxnit the uncontrolled inflation that was eroding the nation's economic foundations, PAUL HARVEY NEWS We're burying the aged before death Comic Phyllis Oilier is scheduled for vanity surgery. A face lift. Says she's going to "recycle the old body." Why not? We're not killing grandma; we're burying her alive! Let's gel off that kick about Rubenstein and Casals and People NEW YORK (AP) Remarks that a hospital patient gets tired of hearing: "'Confidentially Harry, what didthey really find wrong with you?" "Do you think that in your 'case it might be psychosomatic?" "I never saw you looking better, kid, except when you were feeling worse." My, ray, Mr. Bilgewater, I do hope we had a pleasant night." "What are you looking so uneasy about, sir? Surely you've seen a bedpan before." "I'm the priest at the hospital here. Would you care lo make a confession, or just have a little chat?" "Just between us, Harry, what did they really find wrong with you?" "Yeah, I've been in this room a month. The last guy in your bed seemed lo be coming along just fine when, all of a sudden, he was gone—just like you blow out a candle." "As your wife, Harry, I hope that you'll take this illness as a warning from heaven to live a more sensible existence than you have for the last 25 years." "I'm your wife's lawyer, Mr. Bilgewater. Of course, we know everything is going to be okay, bul Mrs. Bilgewaler thought we ought to bring your will up to date. Purely precautionary, naturally. Just sign here." "Hi, you old rascal. I sneaked a bottle of bourbon and a couple of paper cups. Ut's have a couple of snorts. You don't get operated on until morning and a guy could die before then." "You can trust roe completely. Harry. What did they really find wrong with you?" "If they find any gallstones, will you have them save one for me? It would be cute to have somebody else's gaMone for a souvenier. 1 might even have U made into a ring." "I brought along the $20 bucks I owe you, Harry, but if it's all right with you, I'd just gs soon pay you when you wake up after the operation," "Pw'itet them teUypu that you'll only have gas pains for three days. You may have (item off and on for years." "I'm a chroflic patient from down (he hall. Boy, if you knew like Ids what goes on in |hi« hospital, you'd get out of j$rj awl go see a good veterinarian." '^ajte a tip from roe and get weil as sow a* you cao. The sew guy w U» office who is work vtote you're to te wnkifl^ a * Grandma Moses. I'm talking about the 20 million Americans past 65, the 9.9 per cent of our population who are not cheered by applause, are not kept warm by limelight, who are sentenced lo some state mental hospital because that's a cheap way to get them out of the way. Or to some crummy, ill- equipped nursing home where she can learn by example to act old and look old and think old and watch her neighbors leave in boxes. Or if grandma is kept around the bouse, not out oi love or respect or obligation but simply because she can still change her will: Keep her out of the living room when company calls. Her stockings might not match. Don't share the parlor games, she might not concentrate. And don't share the conversation; horrors, she might even repeat herself! She has that terrible, malignant, unsightly disease called "old age." This now generation is the first generation of Americans where the elderly arc living longer and where they are getting "government checks." Federal spending cm aging has doubled in five years. At once the elderly have modicum of economic independence and a maximum of psychological-dependence. In old age the need for love and attention is greater than any time since infancy. Vet HEW Secretary Richardson says we continue to ''railroad our aged into impersonal, substandard institutions to decay away." An HEW study shows 85 per cent of nursing home residents would rather be home. Denied that alternative, many would rather be dead. The American Psychological Association's research concludes that "old folks who live alone are happiest, providing they are in good health and have adequate incomes and can set.* relatives or friends regularly." This study revealed that "agu itself lias no direct relationship to morale so long as the key morale-susuincrs are present." And the keys are: health, comfortable housing, meaningful chores, and outside social contacts. President Nixon has said young people, eager to be cut o(f from the past, are leaving old people without a future. To abandon them when they become "unpredictable" is to forget how they Mood by us when we were. And a subsequent torrent of tears over the bier won't help them and won't cleanse us. WHEN WIRE. NO! WAKHIN6 TH| TV KifJ A TERRISLC FECllNCi THAT iT7, V/AT<»\»M& u*.' BRUCE BIOSSAJ Japanese: human spirit at its best CHIBA. Japan (NBA) — The old man stood in front of the plant office building and waved as long as our car was in sight. He was the very image of an unquenchable spirit. He was Harumi Nakarnura. 76, assistant to the general manager of the Chiba works of Kawasaki Steel Corp. He belongs lo that special, up- from-lhe-ranka breed of men who live steel ail their lives and love it. Chunky, feisty yet genial, his English flowing easily, he told me: "When I started in 1917, all Japan was producing about one million tons of steel a year. Soon—maybe next year —it will produce 100 million tons in a year. When it does, then I will be ready to retire." Japan is indeed getting close to Nakamura's goal. In FOUNDED IN III] THE BRAZOSPORT FACTS DEDICATED 10 THB GROWTH AMD »>«OGSe>» Of IB4IO8U COUXTT James S. Nabors Editor and Publisher Chester C. Surber Business Manager (ie«rge IV. Johnson—Composing Hoom Foreman Frank Ramirez Press Koom Foreman .N'aiielle Mallory : Office Manager Bennle D, Boulet Circulation Manager E01TOIUALDEPT. Glenn Heath Managing Editor Roberta Dansby Asst. Managing Editor JohnPlafcer Sporis Editor Pec Alclllienny Women's Editor ADVERTISING DEPT. Gerald Pew Retail Advertising Manager Pearl Glover. ...Classified Advertising Manager Entered as Second Class natter March ?j, JWZ, at Hie Freepart Te*»i, Post Office, under the *« of Congm* U March V, l»79. PMbJfcled dally gag Sunday e*c«pi Saturday at M7 E. Par* 4«., FriBpppJl, Tews fey Review P^blishm, Inc. «l m e. Part Ave, Freeman. T«W. Janws 8. President I9TO it turned out «1 million tons, putting it within lulling distance of thu top tvtu vkorld producers, the United StJtt-s and the Soviet fniwi Its industries flallrwtl in World SVar II, Japan m th«fin>l post-war year prwlucwl only a little more than &O.OOQ tons of steel Today thw CJuUi works, second largest in Japan and seventh in the world, makes that much »t<tl in a month Having once worked ;t year in a steel ptonl rnysvlf. I fou/ul easy ground with Nakamura He showed me tho most modern and efficient fur naces, which pour out iron and steel in huge quantities competitive in the world'* distant markets— and especially in (he t'nilrd States But Nakamura and hi« associates and superiors arc not men lo rest. He took me out on a new expanse of land reclaimed from Tokyy Bay Atop a man-made ridge, he flailed his arms about, indicating where more big furnaces would go and where larger, deeper-draft ore- carrying ships could unload their vital cargoes from Africa, Hrazil, Australia, Japan is the 20-day country Chiba works and other steel plants never have more than IS to 20 days' stocks of iron ore and necessary coking coal on hand. Almost wholly dependent on raw material imports, Japan has noi much more of a safety margin in crucial oil reserve*. Nakarnura sex-ins not to worry. He thinks instead of getting more ore in bigger boats so Chiba can produce more steel. He gave me a message for President Nixon: "You tell him to dig a new, deeper, wider Panama Canal so we can get those 200,000-ton ore carriers through!" No doubt of it Nakamura's spirit is undlmmed alter 54 year* in steel. But U ibis kind of -zest contagious with the young in Japan? A brief visitor dare not say with assurance. Yet I found a yovmg man studytog at an agricultural raw-arch rvntrr rn'jr .Vagarya who M>*-m«-j} to ilne oit tiir \arnf (trr It K.U.1 "exhibit day' 41 (he and i*r t»«-rr »4ti jlxjtji. !(»kmg a t the iludcntV tlupUyt nig#eti KJ/UO Onoda, X. Kr;»t)b«xJ u wn.xj,.,, pointer dfnl t*'K.iii thumping hi* own hand-drawn chart* ,ind Kraphs hung on tht- wall The> rellfcled hl» researches into Japan'* comparative *Ulu» with the I'mtrd St.ites .ind W«-*t Kuropwtn nalionj in ,iu<'h thing* at farm prnlueimiy, .innculiur.il products protected by UrtfU, damage dor* lo human health t»y In- M-ctjcieJcs As he lectured us Onoda's voice boomed with vigor and his eyes were intense He relished hi* moment with a foreign visitor Ticking off the nation* on hi4i riurta. be flushed with pride when he said his own coun try's name Nippon N'ippon Nippon 1 " Old man Nakamuru and young man Onoda The J;i|unc*e spirit at its heat Maybe the human spirit at its best. THE BRAZOSPORT FACTS EDITORIAL PAGE Freeport, Texas, Sunday, November 28,1971 ANDERSON MERRY-GO-ROUND IIOOVKK USHtvS OUT AT ANOKftSON'g I'QCKKTKU CASH THAT BELONG* TO TAXPAYERS; DEVELOPERS 'SEDUCE' HUD'S UNO REQUUTQIt WASHINGTON - The old FBI bulldog. J, Edgar Hoover, has taken another bile out at us. He (tpoke al the Kennedy Center far (he Performing ArU where former FHJ agent* gathered amid the marble am! majesty (or an cveningo! culture. In la* familiar growl Hoover rumbled; "tOm»> of my more virulent erUkc»~>hU name escape* me lor the moment— ha* apparently fallen off his merry go round «K« luo often "l-ast spring, h* »|x>nl considerable time tufting through my KarUitfr MX only reason (or mentioning it -» (hat I unuVniand br u btvoini/itf irtm**»iAi(ly ooaftucd b«. »«f» Ihr Iranh he ejunilflf* ami Ih* lra»h he vwify. II)- (flltinx money for work done by Kill periKWX?! wi gov enuiu-Jtt Urn*, Hoover luu itMiimitlrt} an o/lrn** thai ttixrid l»r»« an Fill tnvwliiwiioo ot »»y othw A» lloovvr him»«ll pul II In hl» *pe«i'h at the Krmi«ly Center; "No ttwn h*« th« inhwfnt rtithl to pUcf hinvi*l( aUrtr and b«yond the law," Kootnotr; Ttw Uil limr (Kw^cr rtp^irv) into u», *r crflcf rtl to U»rk up Our to trll hit "IV publication of ilmrl," he add«l. "while aitmiltrJI) a right, u not (he tw*t way out (be lowfr, v*e to rrtirw. attt (n lo hokl a Irrv prca* Criltcum. to far valid, nut»i be on knun Icitgr uml a dvntrv »t> i-o»rtr«l tw«<» trying to wft«*l 4 Ic* deAcirncw* at the Kill tor wine Urn*. af*J *c (uvc tk«K- oqr in-st to oiitjin "w n*t*a«<sry know trdtfe l)«! Hoover. wntutpftly, w«l'l k< 4! 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"M*»tr»-» at IM:w! " Wr it Hut Wjrwr Jlrirfjvctt K*4 powi (!.»•»»•» .W*} (or the morW f>ithU t« the btxik he KtH kaiol * trfKt\ to ltt't» "nueil [Vv«-t! hi ra tilth (a Itw Kill rrvtratiswa! fynrt (Jlto to She Kill < KIN A.M'J \I,. IIIIK-AKtMlH S Wr hjvr tfwtl (»r KIT**.* So tfrt thr sn We -rfisH M,« ;, (i tat h of Amthrr !i«h -»«sJ ta hit 1 <V i'ly(V Tot**i<i_ *«tw> dwi EO wor^i otj tlw tiiajfc ;»( 4t! Al»thrr fifth nnrnl in l,«*J N'wtw)l». 4 (i>fnvrr KRI fitvJntuit-, who h»-i|!<ct} to for trw (>u6i«r»!»on The FIU t»j« ' /urn) iiUo i£«x * (dlb Th«- fift*l i »rr,! i»> j muiirman wrKMr (tutrw 1 «c gtvs-n l»)l hjvr !*»•»» un-tWr !«s !«M tn »«• Kt4 Jiyvxswri! ha (fens Ihc (<ntrnn*rM M-utt he n ifwf Krwn n lie* 'Yew --! ll«u<rij J »<•»•; nnWir THE WORRY CLINIC A need for caring ll> tiKOIUiKW t HANK I'b D . M I) r,\,SK *-i» pr Willum u Urth » clinical ]«t and niprrb pulpit orator Alter several jear* in pattnratr* «< the area, he recently transferred In the tiximing new ib-truny l're»t>)tcnan Church in "We iu'«d more eviik-rwe of Christian friendship." he recently tokl a Sunday mor nintf congregation "S I want all of you la itand up and shake hands with a. pvrwn in the pew behind ywi "Tell him that God loves him and (hat you do likewise " 11)1 i| I'I A, I "I reo U thgt wmor <jfcp«l Jyikit 0/iou/j' mortiogt cwinct if to(a//y il^lgtn—^^ got la let 9 fOfl^f/M idtgl« I'K.ttMINM.I/CI) IIKI.ltHUN ("tifturi Itirvrhm4n told our rfcrnt Scientific Marriage Ko'.imUtimi lu<Khr<m cr»*d at thu pjituxir "I »t«)d up." Clifton t*j;jn, "and w* an rUkrl) rrun U-hiwl mr Hr lud 4 ucathcr tjvdtrn fare bul loofcrd like » ilr^n^i-r »« 1 IrxA hit rund arvd rrcitrd }u»t -*h4t f)r Trmmf«ofl rud urgwl u« to wy llul I alto patted him on the shoulder as I (old him. '(>ud loves you. and I lo\r you. IMI ' "The man looked startled but hdpptly MI "Then he mumbled, with tear* in hu cy«. 'Nobody ever told me Owl before ' "Dr Crane. perhaps thouMinds o( lonely folk* in live big rltiei thus arc withering for lack of Christian friend, ship " Yes that U unfortunately true And some of the folk* in your own church tomorrow, who seem M se4f-as*ured, may actually be putting up that appearance as a bold fnx.t to hide their breaking hearts For mint of us try lo conceal uur inner hurt and lonely despair by acting indifferent on the surface. Clergymen in the larger due* report uniformly this cry, "Nobody cares." And 1 receive thousand* of letters from disconsolate souls who write the same s«d plea"Nobody cares if 1 live or die." Do you readcri ((now that tim greatest cause of death WUKg our 9.000,000 college *tudeoU U suicide? And hwntjrrd* of high rn| thrif o'*r. ih*5 thtrJt t \w In m> txijhittjd. I i-jr, ,{ t || rn> motrwr* vox*. a toe* »t*iut 4 dyinj •*»U •arm •»»* hranrn; hn lint story about Jr«m "Tell it again, tell u again, went the rritain. "(or not**)) e%rr lu» loW me r«furr " Far loo man) dynamic UWIUFM lycoora have il»o failed to verbalise llvrir af fcciion. wx only for their wivra. but also for their young sons and daughters Somclimci a man fee's awkward about trying to put Into wordu his love for hu **u. especially if the Utter arc reaching Uoy Scout age Hut an cnrouraging pat on the back may speak volumes to u timid lad Fathers routinely quench their show of affection MJ when they M-IK) their son to college or to the army, Mother may cry and tearfully hug tuch a boy. Dad awkwardly ask*. "lx> you need any money'" And may slap him on the back, which really means "I low you, son," but many younger boys don't understand such "sign language " So send for the "Coin- pJimeul Club" booklet, enclosing a long stamped, return envelope, plus 25 cents. IM*«» write t« Or. 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