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«f*|WA*2fO« P- I The Facts tJM»tl»«0 I»IJ m HtttKM JAMES J. NABOBS. IDtTOK AND f>UlLltHlft GLENN HEATH CHESTERSURBER Ex*eu1!v* Editor DEPARTMENT MANAOBMINT GERALDDEW R*iatiA<jv*fll»i<vo,Ma«sg«r PEARLGLOVER Classified Advertising AVmagti JAMESA.BARNETT JR Managing Editor GEORGE W JOHNSON Composing Room Foreman PATQUISENBERRY Prt» Room Foreman NANELLEAAALLORY OARRYHILL Circulation Director ^^ DIXONH. NABOR& f "% Awijlant toft* PuNliN P M Uomment, Upinion JIM BISHOP: REPORTER A woman reporter comes calling daily and Sunday except Saturday at 30' E Par* Ave , Freeoort. Texas, br R<vie* Pub<isf*rs, inc.. located at »? E Par* Av* , Freeport. Texas, J»m« S, Natjors, President Subscription rates By carrier, daily arwSunday, S3 lOjxf monm Mail subscription rates are WEDNESDAY. NOVEMBER 24. «r> available on rtquetl. «rx) art m a-dvanc* R»t« atovf EDITORIAL POLICY News reporting m lr*» newsMpw MVIII C* accurate and t»>r Ettiiwiai expression vriali always t* inctep*fKJ«nt, outspoken an<j V/EWPO/NT Pruning the federal vine There's a bill now before Congress which seems too good to be true. Labeled H R 9603. the proposal, if passed by the House and Senate, and not vetoed by President Ford, would require the Congress to review every federal program every two years — from scratch — as though each project were being proposed for the first time. The Senate and House committees responsible for every program, however large or small, would be required to ask and check out in detail: —Whether the project objectives were still relevant. —Whether the methods used and operations called for v-ert sliil the best possible approach to the problems being attacked. —Whether in fact the federal expenditures were having any substantial impact ^ —Whether life 1 * program* duplicated or conflicted wW others —^public or private.- • —• The congressional committees would be required to consider alternate methods of achieving the objectives aimed at. And to study whether any of the alternatives would cost less than the program being reviewed, or achieve greater benefits for the same cost The committees would be required to hold open hearings, and to make their studies and results available freely to the public. As part of the exercise, each federal department and agency concerned would be required lo provide the Congress with detailed cost and effectiveness studies for current operations, minimal or reduced operations and expanded operations Now anyone who has studied the federal budget for any period of time knows that a blind man could slash R. A. "Buddy" SCOTT Some time back. President Kurd sent Congress a list oi" pn>*'raats he believed should be devlarvtl dead and burax! -^i?h tiut- grace Very little happened PreiiJftil Nixon, in a sent-s of ol propo>;ils r.uifif eMeivsiM- lists of projtx'ts which s-houiti h:\\\- died lotii; lx?fore, and notini in dnlUr detail wha'. each was ceiling <h« taxpayer This 'A ;»> In no avail The of Congrv.ts laix^rcd anil *forth a mouse Some "ffc-.ui" programs, and numbers of mar»;ij'«il pro.p'c'.s, ut-re expanded This hhtury ilhisira't'i '.he "catch" in what otherwise nngh: tx* considcrt'd an icit-a! answer to the rising cast of government Suppose H R %fX) pa.sst-s both houses of C'ongress Suppose Mr Ford does not veto jhe nu-a sun- Suppose ther. that Congress i-ach year dutifully considers half the budget programs from scratch. asking all the worthwhile ami searching questions outlined above Even then it is highly unlikely th.it any appreciable number «! worthless, inefficient or boondoggling programs would be scratched, ur cut back heavily Too many- congressmen, bureaucrats and citizens have a vested interest in each program now on the books. however ineffective and costly But H K %03 is a nice thought i\KA» Family TV: A wolf in sheep's clothing? We may be in more trouble than ever! Don't rejoice over television's family viewing time yet. 1 predict that it is more problems in disguise — a wolf in sheep's clothing! The networks would like us to believe that they have done a noble thing setting up family viewing time, but what they have really done is to reserve time for showing programs of a morally questionable nature — a historical first! Who says from &-11 p rn. is not family viewing time? According to Neilson Surveys, over 2,000,000 kids between the ages of 2 to 11 watch T;)'. between 10 to 11 p.m nightly. Red Skelton has predicted what's in the future for TV viewers. He said, "I think TV is ruining comedy CBS wanted Jackie Gleason and me to team up and till risque (lewd; jokes, just lo get people used to the idea so that Uit.. could show their risque movies that they had purchased. "When Jackie arid 1 told then: what they could (lo, 1 was told 1 was no lougw relevant 0.1 TV, 1 would like to cb TV ag.'-'in, but 1 would want to have artistic control. Not the way it is now, with them pandering to the worst elements < "National Decency Reporter," July-August i 1975). t ! can't figure out what motivates TV directors, producers, writwsS, t Stars, aud networks to push so hard > to get this, stuff on the air. • How can they benefit us by ' bringing free-lave, affairs. homosexuals, prostitutes and the like into American homes. Will that help our kids aim at lofty goal;-'' Will that increase the desire <A married couples to r* faithful to one another' 1 Will that bolster the national in tegrit;,' 1 What if their motive is to provide entertainment"' No thanks that';not reason enough In nation* already fallen, they used to watch people eaten alive by wild beaMs for enleitamment The weaknesses oi such entertainment overshadow any possible contribution The second most repeated motive 1 hear i> to liberate Americans Iron) the alnjndant no no's hanging over from the past 1 agree, that we shouldn't be as knotted up w'lth "dun is" as some folks were in American history, but I disagree that we should rush over to the opposite extreme Either is damaging We should enjoy life within the' moral and spiritual boundaries in harmony with the 10 Cominandrr -.is. i would liKe to puolicly thank the Catholic Church, Morality in Media, the .Southern baptists, and a!' the others that are taking a itand against the blatant disregard of wholesome moral value* on television. I stand with you' I write this way because 1 tike to watch television m;,?eif and 1 want to keep ours. But 1 know we can't if programming continues its present course. This was London. 1 was sleeping The phone rang A voice said, "The inquiry desk here Then- is a young lady from the Sunday Mirror," 1 squinted nt the watch on the end table. "At this hour"" I said The voice coughed "Shall I send her up, "No, sir," 1 said "Tell her lo give me 10 minutes to gel my trousers on " 1 hung up The room was a mess Newspapers were on Ihe floor The bed looked like a vice raid Yesterday's tea glittered tike old port in a cup 1 hurried Undoubtedly, the reporter wanted to talk about a book called "KDH's* List Year." Fresh shorts and sox were easy to find, but whore was the laundry bag for soilrd shorts' 1 The bell rang I jammed the soiled short* inside a pillow slip One hand flattened the white hair She was framed m the doorway like a modern puintinx young, dark, ctxil, a long band of gray hair HM AMKKK'ANS I nuuif a swtfpmg motion to a wing chair She sat Tin- teg* were fair, the ft-ft large She frisk»nj the rtHMU with tsvr eyes She was the third in two days British rditorn setHl females to American author*. llioy appear to be ymina, divor ced. rent tlals, have a child undrr six, earn le&s than an Arnericnn typist They are not sexy They write of sex "Have a drink 1 " "It'n a bother " "Not at all " "All right A Urge whiskey Neat " The porter. who looked atul sounded like l^ord Nelstw. tc»k !>«• order, The lady asked if 1 would writ** a story for her nvw-spaper No. I would not It would help th<> sale of the book "I am surt'tif it," I said, "but I <im ti hu> man ' Her piiper would commission a writer to wnfe one under my name "Ttiat.' I assured her, "would In* worst' " She gUiK-f<( at h<-r watch "Who tlo you know in Hollywood''" A few people "My favtirU* -- Kim Novak"'" "Yes "l.nng ago I thought ^tw would marry Muck Krim " "Wh.il." 1 said, "ami t» calltHl Kirn Krifn"" "You wtce wrote it tnnjii; callnj •'llie Day t >;n<t Ihed " Yrs " "lM you think Victor Mature, mijjht piay tlw lead'*" I hop^ nut ' "May I quote yo»i ? " "Of course I thought you might wan! to ask about the FDHUwk "Oh, be sure of it I II mention it ' If only she would ask a ijufstion abtHit bnuKs "How do you research a book «txHit Jesu*"'" The pad wa* on her thigh It was, at 8 a nt , an ttrnaiing thigh "There are about 3, wo biographies of Chrtsl Find *> ur w of the Uf*'**'*'*! Head them Make notes atxxjt the last iU> Head Hebraic law U« t» Jerusjtirw Kim) fl Jewish theutoijidiii *hxj i-an rx}?lii!it every part uf tfw P*sw.ivef Krat! Study the city "Did >(Hi get !tt sr«- Kim Nov4>i'» hou** 1 "" "Yen. it u*rd lo I.* i*t "Were sou altiw !?«•<•*• with [MT'* "Yes She hits a itutfjstnX aiarcn tha! ring.* esrt> ft»e minutes" Uunnifix Iliwi ^sw " S/te cr<*»i«l luff ieijs Itr*- !<»:.'<«• «* was twiitXirsg Srw »alch<rd (5 *" interested w'wrrvef ' Widths- <'h/t>" rttuke cixnvt-ft-s" "My r»ju.-.'« ()h Sh«M •#* have lunch and talk about my article""' I had wttie aptMrtntmetH* "O>i." «he *»id, hurl "No* really " She *a» 011 her ft*!, tu^girig al h** gktves ' W«t n«d4y," *he said, ''al naott " ,. I opened lite ilwir Ttse floor porter sttKxl outside v*ith a whiskey on a tray Sb*UflwltltUtnlily ''Cheers,"'' Wte *aid »ote«nn)y I rswtfcM "Unlit the »*tng in her *iwnach 1 may riave etwjwjjh rnatefial jw*. she "If ifw »t'.»f) paper, t *ws't "don't M) t* in to<i»wrru*' -* bark "(Mi. that " srw i«u! her A fmnttrtit Uler, lise {»*t wa« maid its Sh# •*»» Jat. : in tti* an t}«r f!t«s. tetter " It (nay r ',)»• t'hri»Ui(-.s 'hj! !?:*> art- cvus.' OVKK I t \fll' *t\f i OK J»;st .s <; IN (Jury A CONSERVATIVE VIEW Ronald Reagan: Take him seriously 10 per cent with ease -•• and perhaps as much as 15 per con! simply liy eliminating programs which have outgrown their itsefuIiH'iws or which have produced no measurable results for all the millions or billions — • of dollar> spt'nt Bui eliminating those program.-* seems to haw been twyond the ability of th«- ri-Mclt-nt a:id H> JAMKS J KIU'ATKK'K The inos?. wuk-rrtticiautl niitn in American politics la>! Thurwiiiv his c^cdidacy fur !ht- nomination I \-ifi 'l snicker it.'jiald lirjgiin hJ-* a 5<>5i) ch.inci' of picking up th<« fUg at K.in.ia.s t'lty n*xl »urnm«T. aswj dtrpv-wttng «i th<r nnxxi of !>•.-<• country . h<- coukl g'> all thic vij-, in \o\em UT Hy all the itsoal rules of thr game (.rt'ruW Ford %h<>uliJ be a siioo m A* Prvsidcn;. !w Ivus tlve great ad vantage n( incutnbency He can duntirutc [Mg«? om\ h».» can prwmp< the TV network*, he carritr* th* powvr .ind thp glory of hit oftVe wherever ht- K«n-s By alS th«> usual rules, it -*ouM !>r unthiiik.tt)K'- for J political p^rty to deny tiutmnation In its own 14 1 ling in s;t -fl> th»- (rum tJw- jtramt<!ai<<ij the typtcai American voirr t» 4 oatic^i torn atfifuu-f I'wjplc do v««e "f«" particular individual* ..>.of they il*i mind as a pri"»«Jrrst who »«-.. »:»>{ twcitrsc the voter* *etr «» tnvith rig ill rut Sievrri*on. but rather bee a us*- thf> hkit) !'*<• Vet thr grwrai oj««-rvau«ft f».>i<fa llw U.v! lime around, Nit oft (jo( 4'.' million voJrs. MclJmern iS mtiUun, tou*. twvthmh i.'f sh* Niiijtt vrsEr •* ^t jr.U MtKrovrrty AtvJ t'*i:» of VcG>>verrt'» vuir *»A prubjbjy ant) N'uisn Thn"? Ihirqf* arr rxi{ ration.)) Ttirtf Wlfil.l JjJ" (he p"^>pic VijtrrJ ajjai/itl ysl j*-r cent o< :hr tior.fi UAW« pu! to ri-fi-r«-TM.Jum. nun> of (.hew strung ftc if tiiirulA' :i.;Kiir h:gr: .V i jfft H* !'-»> "mils Hi- 'ft (fes S. >.*«• ' But WflSl^s . utvquc ffl vC"" {>'jlitJcal hwtory un>- canamty (wr *>urc '*hfth*T usual rxite appl> He cannot prwjst'ly cumpureti to Truman 1948 or to Johnson in 1%4 A* J ting pri'Mt-k-nl. h«- has great avu Ujt >w has ht'jvy liabilities j lU-g.tn could lake turn I vt'nturr th.it obsfrvatuttt chi« from a lifetime of u .itching MERRY-GO-ROUND thr licoptt' '*<-rr iirupS) r\r>r>thin»; put !i> ih^-f:; fic.^*;jis •*!!! su-'/rf fruni jtr, votf. i>njt u!il«-^.v I miu (n> KortJ <*sit mffrr in>ifr Ir. j :«>> A*;. raci 1 . [^tjf^j 1 "*ili vo<c «#fl:n,v! Kciijta.n. which >s t«i M) for Kurd. b»reauw tfif> dittikr Krd^An't Kk*«. or ihirk hirti IIM rcadttrfwrj . or dwi't (rust ar!»r^. or (kjo ! hkr h:i lioks Hu" cuntranvt'ivc. rn«»nv -*i!i vote aitaiti''! Kord, which w '«!> wy for uftrtnpl.i-r.rr.cr.*. !»-j;* sn hn :> :» a fsf', -avi; hj»r a t'i;. n t/-w part j fitilfcif ;r, ?•«• :-^>'t Up a.i \urt'.>.» % f T» <»'ik»f t?hr »1 fi-5 She ft-;<rtt i i-ni^'fi *;i) hjn-r n t"N--t< The odds on presidential candidates By J \( K ANOKK.SON with l^» \vhlttrn WASHINGTON - The 1U76 presidential race, according to the gambling odds. i» just about a tossup The foremost I^i.t Vegas «W srnaker. Jimmy the (jrifk Snyder. who figures the political odd* en clusively for us, rales President Ford as a narrow 6-to-5 favorite over the IX'mrx'ratic contenders Only S<-n lful*rt Humphry. It Minn , has a chance ID beat Ford by- Jimmy's ofidi He gives Humphrey a slight. T to« edge over Ford The J'resitk-nt is a solid favorite, according to the oddsrnaker. to win the Kepublican nomination. DIOA* letting on htm must put up $3 against $1 The- I'reMiler.t's leading challenger. Kormirj Reagan, has only a 7 2 chance to win the nomiriiition In other words, betters couid collect $7 on a $2 bet if he should U- nominated The other Kepublican possibilities are rated by Jimmy in this order Vice President Nelson Kockefeller, 8-1; Commerce Secretary Klliot Hichardson. 50-1, ex-Treasury Secretary John Conmilly. 100 I, Sen Howard liaker, K Term , Sen Chai'lfi Percy. H-lll, and Sen Charles Mathias, H-Md , 200-1. The Democratic favorite, at 31, is Senator Huinphrey A $1 bet on him, in uther wonu, would bring W if he (should become the nominee Here art- Jimmy's odds on the other Democratic contenders: Sen Henry Jackson, D-Wash., 5-1; ex- Georgia Gov. Jirnrny Carter, »1, Sen. Ted Kennedy, D Mass , 12-1, Sen Birch Bayh, D-Ind , 15 1; Sen. Uoyd Bentsen, 1) Tex., 15-1. S«n Frank Church, D Idaho, 20-1, ex-North Carolina Gov. Terry Sanford, 2f*-i, Pennsylvania Gov. Miltwi Shapp, 2(H. Uep. Mo. Udall, D-Aru , 2tK{; Alabama Gov George Wallace, 10-1 S«n. John Glenn, D-Ohio. 25-1; Sen- Ed Muskie, D Me , 25 1; ex-Sen Fred Harris, D-Okla , 4ifl, Sargent Shriver, 40-1, Sen George McGovern, 1001, Sen. Adlai Stevenson, D-lll., 100-1. Footnote Jimmy also took on« of hi.s <w:i«mtific poll* '.a find wh«th*r Ammcan-t *upp«>rt ai<4 to New York City (X I.K«> who w?re pilled, OJK, agr«wfJ that tht< federal go-.errtmcfjt should bat! ou'. New York City atwi 5<>j opp<w«J an> aid Another 19& didn't know »r\'i l'.'6 didn't care COSTLY HOMANfK: Tn«- illicit romance between the Federal Power CornmiMion ami !h«r oil .itid ga* industry is an oid story We have wntten rrpcatwily. for example, aboul the strange reluc tance of trw- FPC to crack (lown on producers for withholding natural gas from the market Spokesman have iolenmly rl«-m«l any conspiracy between the regulators and the regulate*! Hut now we have learned that Frank Allen, boss of the FPC's Natural <i«* Bureau, told staff attorney Hill Hraun bluntly "If you find producers withholding gas. you should do nothing " This attitude has encouraged producers lo hold back gas until prices increase The more ga* the,y keep off the market, the greater the shortage will rx- ,\n the shortage h»!comes more acute, the pressure will build up to dcregulatt? prices If the corruption completes the full circle, price controls will be removed, prices will soar and gas users will fed an acute pain in (he pocket book The FPC, of course, is supposed tu protect the consumers' pockeJbooks, not the companies' profits But the reluctant regulators have become convinced by the oil andgas gang that deregulation in now necessary to stimulate exploration for mew natural gas Alien is known inside the FPC,' as an apologist for the industry and an advocate of price deregulation At the lime of the incident, he denied (hat he had urged Urauri to do nothing about gas manipulation But when our aswx'iate Jack Cloherly pinned him down, Allen acknowledged that he had made the statement but contended that Braun had misinterpreted it What he had meant, Allen ex plained, was thai producers :nay be holding back gas supplies so they will have enough to deliver during trvr »-i.".*i-r m>'.!i!f:.« <-t to critu-*! mrml«r -*f*j hj<i h«-rr! hri-;.ir-. fc ' htiwrvrr -*ith th* \Vh<-ti Aii'-ti told H.r*un tn K.w(. r, M .»! tHprhM. *»» nwvwl Jp '-a t^p^t^'Miii^'mr*-' Uu:k on jja* Wineries *tvi!r. »r»rre t* ran cwim^ N., IIM- clear unpiuriii'X! of Aileri'o Ih,x llrwiin jih<Hjl(l <ir.' ng alwrt Traawo-r, g« cur Mtcr, . m*y attVm^ lo'iTrVm.w tatlrneniA K.irUrr. ADrri (wsl given »h*thrr 4nv addtttorul duiie* to tftf onlv »l*f( i: *rt guslf. Victory gardener?

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