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January 23, 1964

The Wellington Leader from Wellington, Texas · Page 6

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Bpf¥#}uy '; - fef?"^ 1 - fj3"'i'.«' < Leader ^'•< :/;f ?^mf|5^S d ft ^ fe|n ^ Au »\ 25 » 1909 ai *« po«t offi* -V • ': .^'^'-l^J? 0 ! l to^nffexfts;;frnder Act of''March 3, 1879. V T" V ( S««t«!itliif Member National Editorial Association i,„ ; f ;* Member 1 Texas Press Association '* iuLiJ '- Member Panhandle Press Association NOTICEJ Any erroneous.reflecHon~upon the character, standing* or reputation of any person, firm or corporation which may appear In the columns of THE WELLINGTON LEADER will be £P I ? ect « ! . Madly upon its being brought to the attention of tnef publisher. < $3.00 a year inside of trade territory " $4.00 a year outside of trade territory Reading Notices 104 per line NATIONAL EDITORIAL Usffbc! Mail Now for an Early Refund Thursday, January 23, 1964 Getting Along Depends on the Individual Sooner or later, a man, if he is wise, discovers that life is a mixture of good days and bad, victory and defeat, give and take. He learns that it doesn't pay to be a sensitive soul —that he should;let some things go over his head like water off a 'duck's back. He learns that carrying a chip on his shoulder is the easiest way to get into a fight. He learns that all men have burnt toast for breakfast now and then and that he should not take the other fellow's grouch too seriously. He learns that even the humblest is a human and that it doesn't do any harm to smile and say "good morning" even if it is raining. He,learns that most of the other fellows are as he is, that they have brains that are as good or even, better, and that hard work and not cleverness is the secret of success. He learns that no man ever got to first base alone and that it is only through cooperative effort that we move oil to better things. He learns that the folks are not any harder to get along with in one place than another, and that "get- tingalong" depends about 98 per cent on his own behavior. He learns that it is more profitable to take stock of himself than to blame someone else for his unfortunate experiences.—Eveleth News. —Sleepy Eye (Minn) Herald-Dispatch * * * Conscience is that inner voice that tells you an Internal Revenue agent might check your return C^vtf^ rtf'i CROSSROADS February Draft Call for 8 Men The Texas Local Board No. 20 which includes Collingsworth county, has received a call for 8 men to be inducted in ithe armed forces on Feb. 19, and an additional 25 to be sent for pre-induction physicals on Feb. 13, Frances C. Starkey, clerk, has announced. The state draft quota for February calls for 517 men, compared to 812 for January, Got Morris S. Schwartz, state Selective Service director, said. Tlhe state quota of 517 for February is the Texas share of a national call for 12,000 men, aTl for the Army. The February quota will be filled mostly with men who are volunteers under 26 years old and non-volunteers ages 19 through 25. Most of them will be 22 years old. No man whose draft board file reflects that he is maintaining a 'bona fide family relationship with a wife or a child or children will be se- tected in response to this call. FULL MEASURE Eighty Thetford, England, furniture factory workers went on strike because a horn, installed to mark the end of their tea break, went off two minutes early. Classified ads get results. Dear Editor: My pack-a>-day neighbor has been . reading the government rqport on smoking, and he's sort of flattered by how all of those important people are so worried about his health. Says he's glad to see this long step taken toward hazard- less living, and he notes happily there is also some feinting being done in the direction of reducing another highly unhealthy item, namely, taxes. It's his thinking that taxe~ are an even bigger threat to good health than cigarettes, because it doesn't take an expert to see that taxes cause worry ulcers, high blood. pressure and low credit rating. _ I see where the United Nations G.eneral Assembly has foresightedl'y set up a committee to worry., about, in case world disarmament comes to pass, what to do with all the money saved. Now, they could take the easy way out and just leave the stuff Avith us taxpayers and let us, smother in it, -but that would not be Progressive. And, of course, one of the main blessings of Progress-in- overdfive is leadership with vast determinatin, growing vaster all the time—-to (protect, the unenlightened type citizen from the moral hazards of having too much money. I see where Central Intelligence Agency has just announced that Russia is in a sad shape, financially. My reluctant Samaritan neighbor says this news will greatly challenge the American Taxpayer and his scads of agents out all over the world hunting for pockets of poverty bo fill -up. But he figures the truth is that Mr. Khrushchev leaked this dope to CIA, because he Ka-s been hearing about the US ialance of payments pinch, and wants us to think he is strapped, too, so we won't be Jutting him up for a loan. I see where a (psychiatrist says 25% of us people are ibnest, 25% are cliishonest, and 50% of us will 1 cheat or steal f we_ think nobody is looking. Which is just one of those numerous poll deals, like where f 10 people are checked and S ave corns, why it is certified xs a scientific fact that 80% f all mankind's, feet hurt. But some folks may question tiese Honesty statistics, on the •rounds that if three-fourths of the population is dishonest, it naturally follows, the odds are 3 to 1 that the poll takers are tricky. I see where the National Committee on Pockets of Poverty has now found some. And it seems that .the members of this committee have discovered, most likely from observation rather than from experience, that abject poverty is a family in the U.S. with $2,500 per year or less to live on. Which my abject neighbor says is proof, after all, of the vast progress of Progress, on account of just a few years ago a family in abject poverty didn't get .to handle anywhere near that much money. NEWS LETTER from Congressman WALTER ROGERS I see where some scientist has fouled up that .old reliable man-or-mouse question that has been used for ages to incite men to fight somebody. This mouse exjpert is sayin°- that mice are not eilher weak and timid as advertised, .tout they fight back with vigor if pushed around. But he doesn't say whether CIA POINTS OUT SOVIET ECONOMIC FAILURES The super-secret Central Intelligence Agency has issued one of its rare reports — this one on problems in the world's leading Underdeveloped nation •—the Soviet Union. The CIA took careful aim in a short ipaper entitled "Soviet •Economic Problems Multiply," and gored the Red ox where it hurts. Soviet propagandists growled that the unflattering array of facts and figures were "preposterous and unconvincing," hoping, as you wouM expect, that the world's other underdeveloped nations would pay no heed to the CIA study. To hear the Communists tell it, they have all the answers for maintaining a thriving economy. Of course, we know better. Convincing some people in the world that the Reds are iconomic illiterates is a major task of the United States government, and the new CIA re>ort—the first public report issued by the agency in four years—should help. The Soviets have boasted that by 1970 the Soviet Union will overtake and surpass U.S. production. The CIA study, by contrast, shows that the Soviets not only are lagging in the race tout that they kcefp falling farther behind. The substance of the report is that for several years the Kremlin leadership has been trying to do too much with too few resources. This 1 living on borrowed cap- tal, improvising cheap but emporary solutions to basic problems such as agriculture, and chronically neglecting bal- mced development to push a- iead spectacularly on a narrow ange of goals has finally aught up with the Soviet Unon. A nearly disastrous crop ailure in 1963 was not the root cause of Moscow's current economic difficulties; what it did was to bring to a head the many underlying (problems of the Soviet economy and to force a reconsideration of the pattern of resource allocation. To a great extent Soviet economic difficulties stem from a series of programs too ambitious for available resources. mice also razz -a feltowmouse and call -him a man when he gets chicken, ,nor whether this taking up for themselves better than mankind does, may be what keeps mousekind from being ibugged by an income tax. With a gross national product less than half that of the United States, the Soviet leadership has invested in new plant and equipment amounts nearly as large as investment in the U.S. and has maintained a military- space program approaching in real cost that of the U.S. Khrushchev scored early successes. Economic growth, maintained at better than 6% in the 1950-59 period was accelerated after he took over. Housing was tight, but improvements came in living standards, (particularly in foodstuffs but also in consumer goods. Then the slowdown came, due in part to an increased allocation of manpower and materials to the defense program (thous slowing down industrial output in other categories), but due primarily in the last two years to failures in agriculture. Current growth rater 2.5%. In total calories consumed, the Russian citizen is not far behind an American. But 70% of the Russian diet consists of grain ?.nd potatoes, compared to 28% of the American diet. Only one-fourth of the Soviet diet consists of quality foods— livestock products, vegetables and fruits. The New Lands development program kicked off by Khrushchev did temporarily put more grain in Soviet stomachs and 'hel|p the Soviet Union boater its Eastern European satellites iby making up deficits in their own farm output. But the original soil moisture and fertility in the new acreage put under the plow were quickly used up and output fell off. Soviet farm production on a per capita basis in 1063 was about 10% below that of 1958. The impact of a short grain crop i»n the Russian pattern of diet is obvious. Bread for human consumption must be curtailed. Livestock herds must be reduced. Consumers pay more for food. Soviet leaders are calling for a solution to the agricultural problem, A new program calls for production increases in fertilizers from 20 million tons to 70-80 million tons by 1970. The Soviets, I hope, will not have our help in obtaining the necessary fertilizer -processing and manufacturing equipment. As many of you know, I opposed the sale of wheat to the Soviet Union on the grounds that it would provide assistance to a faltering Red economy and (permit Russia to meet its Travis McGuire Jr. * * * A&M Veterinary Student Honored Travis C. McGuire Jr., of Wellington was presented two awards as an outstanding student at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine Honors Convocation^ They were the Faculty Award of Merit and the $25 Cloud Award provided by Mrs. Leon G. Cloud of Fort Worth. Mrs. Clbud is a long time member of the Texas Veterinary Medical Association Women's Auxiliary. Travis is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Travis C. McGfuire Sr. of Wellington. aid commitments to its satellites. As is clear from the CIA report, the Soviet Union's best prospects for alleviating economic difficulties are in ob- ;aining long-term credit from ihe West for the purchases of iquipment and commodities. Short-term credit cats away at dwindling gold reserves in the Soviet Union; the West, embroiled as it is in economic warfare with the Soviets, should do nothing to ease the current Jted plight. Communists are keenly sensitive to economic failures. The system is totally materialistic and failures strike at the heart of the system. In Bulgaria last week, the government—by decree—determined to clamp down on jokes ridiculing the satellite's economic and political shortcomings. 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