Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on June 15, 1972 · Page 4
Get access to this page with a Free Trial
Click to view larger version
June 15, 1972

Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas · Page 4

Publication:
Location:
Pampa, Texas
Issue Date:
Thursday, June 15, 1972
Page:
Page 4
Cancel
Start Free Trial

Page 4 article text (OCR)

PAMI'A. TEXAS 66lh YEAR Thursday, Juno 15, 1872 (The ews A Watchful Newspaper fVtft STRIVING FOR THE TOP O' TEXAS TO BE AN EVEN BETTER PLACE TO UVE Our Capsule Policy The farrtpa N«wi it dedicated to furniihing information to our readers tot that they can better promote and preserve their own freedom and encourage others to see others to see its blessing. Only when man is free to control himself and all he produce* con he develop to his utmost capability The News believes each and every person would get more satisfaction in the long run if he were permitted to spend what he earsn on a volunteer basis rather than having part of it distributed invluntarily. More Of Same, No Cure It can be said without much fear of contradiction, even from public officials themselves, that government is not serving people in the way that they wish to be served. More often than not, the fault does not lie with the public servants, who are by and large sincere, energetic and dedicated people. However, it isn't long before something happens just about to everyone who finds himself on the public's payroll. However idealistic, however determined he might be, the public servant soon is encompassed by an almost impenetrable bureaucracy that feeds upon itself and has one answer for all problems—more bureaucracy. Take, for example George Romney, the secretary of Housing and Urban Development, an eminent, successful and sincere American. When he assumed office, Mr. Romney energetically attacked the problem of inadequate housing in the "inner" cities. Now, after three brief years, Mr. Romney admits that the program is a failure. Indeed it is. The federal subsidy of inner city housing has driven private busbusiness out. Maladministration and waste are rampant and it is estimated that in the next yearsome 240,000 government-subsidized nouses will be abandoned by their tenants at a cost to taxpayers of 12.4 billion. Still, the solution proposed is the same—more federal money and more federal programs. In another area, 168 federal agencies are spending |31.5 billion a year directly to help persons overcome poverty. An eloquent comment on the program's effectiveness came when Sen. Abraham Ribicoff asked anyone to produce one single person who has broken out of the poverty cycle as a result of the federal effort. Education is another example of stereotyped psychology. In recent years the United States of America has spent $11.5 billion to assist children who are behind in their learning to catch up with their peers. Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare Elliott Richardson himself says that the program has been wasteful, inefficient and unproductive. However, he is asking $2.5 billion to conduct the program next year. The pattern is the same and the examples are many in the federal bureaucracy. If a program does not work, or if it is unresponsive to the public, the answer always is that more money and another application of bureaucracy will solve the problem. The daythat our officialdom realizes that exactly the opposite might be true will be the day when solutions to our problems will really begin. Like Space, Unlimited It has been weeks how since the scientists sent that space probe Pioneer into the area of the outer planets and perhaps beyond. One supposes that the electronic gear is continuing to send back the kind of data the originators had hoped for; a failure to do so is the kind of stuff which gets found out and reported as news. But, perhaps more importantk no other result of the voyage has become manifest. And that might be good. It will be recalled that some do-nice-things people here on the earth had an idea how the probe could be made possibly to serve a second, not very likely but highly exciting, purpose. They caused to be attached to the probe, or included in it, a plaque upon which were inscribed the forms of man and woman, naked, so graphically that almost any dumb space beast coulr 1 figure out the species reproduces itself. Also, the plaque carried rather plain directions for any creature with even minimal knowledge to figure out where pair dwells. It was the' hope of the be-nice-and-thoughtful people that if there is anything intelligent out there, it might intercept the probe and be informed that it is not alone in the universe, that on the third-from-the-sun there are other lonely and longing beings. Well, anyway, nothing has been heard. It is still much too early to sigh with relief, however. If the probe is intercepted, it might be by Ones to whom earth inhabitants would appear as a good source of protein for generations to come. And they might be on their way. The do-gooders can come up with so many needless causes for worry. People are funny. They spend money they don't have, to buy things they don't need, to impress people they don't like. We see little difference in the area of human rights between denying a person employment because of color, religion, race or sex and denying a person employment because he will not join a union. - Portland Oregonian 1972 by NfA. Inc. 'I'm fad up with talking about crab grass. Let's talk about something RELEVANT, like MULCH!" What Would McGovern Do If Elected? Did Hubert Humphrey call George McGovern an "ultra-liberal?" The question seemed too silly to investigate; why would the pot bother calling the kettle black? But there it was, in the New York Times, no less. Well, now, Hubert Humphrey didn't actually pin the label on George. But certain specialized Humphrey mailings into suburban areas are said to describe McGovern as "ultra-liberal." The charge is well-deserved, of course, but the interesting thing is that Humphrey strategists believe that voters will react to it. Is it possible that "right wing extremists" are not alone in fearing the possibility of an ultra-liberal President of the United States? The possibility looms ever closer as the South Dakota Senator gains campaign ground. Just what would McGovern do if he were President? The answers are frightening, and a good many of them are outlined in a special section of the May 26 issue of National Review. For a starter, McGovern would attempt to redistribute the income of Americans in the classical take-from-the-rich- give-to-the-poor manner. The assumption behind the concept seems to be that the "rich" have a never-ending source of income that the government can tax at will. But, as Alan Reynolds, National Review Associate Editor, points out, "Even if we took every dime of gross income from those earning more than $100,000 not even leaving them subway fare - we would get, only $16.5 billion, or about 5 percent of the amalgamated McGovern budget. The bulk of the expense simply must fall on the only sizeable group of taxpayers above the break-even point; on those earning between $12,000 and $20,000." That last sentence is the clincher that destroys all of the claims of the populist candidates. There simply are not enough "super-rich," or ' even "rich," Americans to 1 support the rest of us in the style to which we would like to become accustomed. Which brings us to McGovern's budget; what is he going to do with money confiscated from the rich? (Everybody knows what he is not going to do with it. He is not going to spend it on the war in Viet Nam, and he would cut defense spending by $30 billion.) McGovern's proposed changes in the Federal Budget, as outlined by Mr. Reynolds, involve increased expenditures (family allowance program, day care centers, urban renewal, pollution control, etc., etc.) of $159 billion. His tax reforms (including increased inheritance and corporation taxes, minimum tax on wealthy) total $59 billion. Which adds up to a $100 billion deficit. "Added to the current anticipated deficit of $26 billion," writes Mr. Reynolds, "you have a net anticipated deficit of $126 billion, and a Federal Government spending approximately $350 billion a year, which would mean that governments - federal, state and local -- would directly control about one-half of the American economy." - The American Way Features Quick Quiz Q — What is the world's largest lake? A—The Caspian Sea. The name is a misnomer as it is really a landlocked lake and so classified by o c e a n o- graphers. Q—In Great Britain, what term corresponds to the term "legal holiday" in the United States? A—Bank holiday. Q — What is the source of moonlight? A—The sun. Moonlight is reflected sunlight. Q — What is the only point in the country common to four states? A—Four Corners, where Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah meet. Q—What is the only mammal that can really fly? A—Members of the bat family are true flying mammals — the only ones in existence. Q— What is the shortest verse in the Bible? A—The shortest verse in the Bible is "Jesus wept." (.John 11:35.) 'Of Course, There Are a Few Gratuities'' Inside Washington u.l CMIMIMMI Say BftHM CM'Enhance* PikHcIfliMe By ROBERT S.ALLEN Paul Harvey News Want To Bet Legalized Gambling Is Solution? ByPAULHARVEY More states, overburdened by welfare rolls and soaring costs for everything, are thinking about legalizing gambling. You'd think it logical for the government to take over; that this would put gangsters out of business. What'll you bet? Before your state legalizes gambling, a word of precaution. Granted, people will gamble. Some of us who do not play slot machines do speculate in the stock market and there's not all that difference. Except that, as the late FBI Director Hoover frequently admonished, "If you think legalizing games of chance starves out the criminals, look at Las Vegas-where the games are legal yet the hoods still deal themselves in and related vices flourish." Yet people will gamble. . A,nd the . more security .government provides, the greater the human hunger for a chance to take a chance. In Britain every tram car conductor sells lottery tickets. The British people have perhaps more guaranteed economic security than anybody yet they can't wait to gamble it away-$5 billion worth last year. Since the British government legalized off-track betting a year ago, the number of regulars who gamble doubled. Now several of our overtaxed United States eye enviously the H. L. Hunt Writes RED CHINA'S SHADOW While the recent summitry in Moscow stole the headlines, the Red Chinese continued to work the enslaved millions of their vast nation, building fire-breaks on the common border of Russia and exploiting the vast gains made on the diplomatic field in recent months. The Freedom Chinese of Taiwan can no longer look to the U.S. for protection and thus one great obstacle of the aggressive leadership in Peking is eliminated. In fact, the Freedom Chinese don't even have a voice in the feeble United Nations any more. As the United States backs into a second-rate power posture through the nuclear arms limiataion agreement signed in Moscow, our once powerful friend in the Orient, Japan, can no longer look to us for a shield. The industrial might of Japan is tremendous but it hasn't rearmed and if trouble spreads from the conflict in Indochina there would now be little check on the dictators of mainland China. We of the Freedom side in this country can still speak out, however, and as the elections approach we ought to demand of our public officials that our military position be enhanced. It is not too late to turn the corner and restore our naval, land and air power. We can still be the most powerful nation on earth. There are many members of the Congress and there are many seeking public office who would be responsive toour pleas for a strengthened national defense. We of the great electorate should remind them of the dangers of communist China and Russia. The sooner we start those letters pouring into the responsible officials, and to newspaper editors, the better our chances of survival will be. |40 million a year which Nevada harvests from this source. Thirty-four states do allow some kind of gambling, if only, as in Kansas, bingo. President Carl Loeb of the National Council on Crime and Delinquency says he believes the United States should legalize — then nationalize-gambling. Let government operate gambling as it does in seven other countries. He says if we'll do that, the criminals would go broke. Yet in states where it's been tried, the criminals are still riding as high as ever. New York's state lottery has been a financial disappointment. Expecting to sell lottery tickets $30 million a month, they're selling |5 million a month. Legalized off-track betting is booming, yet the hoods continue to flourish. Philadelphia's Mayor Frank Rizzo identifies the factor we'd all overlooked. The gambler is gambling because he wants something for nothing. At least that's what he believes his motivation to be. He is willing to go into hock on the chance a big win will bail him out. He does not intend to divide that big win with the tax collector. So he'll pass up the legal off-track betting and take his $2 to some back-room bookies who pay off secretly and in cash. So Mayor Rizzo says the only legalized gambling can starve out the criminals is for all winnings to be tax free. Wit And Whimsy By PHIL PASTORET Anyone who sends us a "most valued customer" letter via bulk-rate mail has a loser going for him. ••:< * * People who put the bite on you for a loan are like hungry guests — they always come back for second helpings. a * * No, Gwendolyn, a bulldozer isn't a sleepy he-cow. * * * The only safe way to pack a gun is way, way back in the closet. WORLD ALMANAC FACTS Most of the world's major astronomical observatories are in the northern hemisphere with few large telescopes in the southern hemisphere. The World Almanac notes, however, that giant telescopes are being completed in Chile and Australia which will bring the central region of the Milky Way and other areas under sharper view. <Ni|iyrlKlit 0 11172, Ni!WKj>u|j«r KnlvrprlKu AHKII. Your Health By Dr. Lawrace Lunb, M.D. Who Knows the Balanced Diet? Dear Dr. Lamb—You said that a person eating a balanced diet should be getting sufficient vitamins. The trouble is that most of us don't know what a balanced diet is. Unfortunately, doctors do not seem to be aware that many people are financially and otherwise unable to follow doctors' rules. The restaurants and cafeterias don't know either and that is why people have to use vitamins. What is the individual to do? Dear Header—You are absolutely right. Many recommendations in medicine are difficult for the public to follow, particularly in the food area. When you go to the grocery store, things are not packaged or labeled in ways that any person without a fairly good knowledge of nutrition will be able to follow diet recommendations. A balanced diet is one that meets all the minimum daily vitamin and mineral requirements as well as the protein requirements. There are several different kinds of proteins which are essential to the body and for that reason you need a variety of protein sources. Expressed in foods, that means that at least one meal a day should contain a major protein source, which includes lean meats, fish and poultry. For growing people, at least two meals a day should contain items of this group. Egg whites are an excellent source of protein and can be used liberally. Fortified skim milk, low-fat milk and uncreamed cottage cheese are all excellent sources of protein and calcium. An equivalent of one quart of fortified skim milk should be used each day, particularly for older people to be sure they get enough calcium. Nonfat dry milk powder can be used in cooking also as a source of protein and calcium. Mature bean seeds are also a good protein source and cereals contain some protein. Essential vitamins and minerals are found in fruits and vegetables. Accordingly, the diet should contain daily a variety of vegetables to include a leafy salad and two or three different vegetables every day, like carrots, peas and the colored vegetables. Tomatoes, of course, are excellent in the salad. It is also wise to have some fresh fruit each day, an orange, banana or apple, and if you are not eating fresh fruit it is more important to have one fresh tomato a day. Cereal is an important source of vitamins and you can get that from home- cooked oatmeal or any of the prepared breakfast cereals and a variety of breads. Unless calorie restriction is necessary, at least two slices of a good-quality bread a day are desirable, particularly if other cereal is not used. If you follow these general principles, you are most likely going to have a balanced diet. The things you do not need for a balanced diet are sugar and sweets of all kinds and starchy desserts and puddings. The real key to a balanced diet, then, is variety, with emphasis on the foods that give you a variety of vitamins and minerals with adequate protein. WASHINGTON - They are being very hush-hush about it, but the rulers of the Communist Party, USA, are busily maneuvering and manipulating to get their hand-picked Presidential slate on the November ballot in 30 or more states. This Kremlin-approved ticket consists of Gus Hall, «2, the party's long-time general-secretary, and Jarvis Tyner, 31, black national chairman of the Young Workers Liberation League, the party's youth front. Under the Constitution, Tyner isn't eligible to be Vice President. The minimum age is 35--the same as for President. But this question is academic as the young Communist isn't going anywhere, anyway. That, doubtless, is why he was "nominated." All that mattered is that he is black and young--also a hard-core Communist, who has been active in CP youth work for years. Sole reason for Tyner's selection as Hall's running mate was as a play to blacks and youth. In 1968, the party also had a Presidential slate consisting of Charlene Mitchell, black, for President,and Mike Zagarell, for Vice President. But it got on a few state ballots, and its primary purpose was to bolster morale within the party. This year the avowed principal aim is to enhance the party's public image. By running a Presidential ticket, CP leaders hope to present the party as a legitimate political organization (ostensibly with nothing to hide), and to propagandize Communist doctrine and policies. In an article published by Si Gerson, executive editor of the Communist Party newspaper, "what we hope to accomplish by our Presidential slate" was spelled out as follows: "First of all, the presence of Communist candidates setting forth the Communist program helps clarify the issues in public debate. By directing its main fire at monopoly capital, and its most reactionary representatives, such as Nixon, Wallace and Humphrey, the Communist campaign identifies the main enemies of the people. By encouraging every movement, however limited, against monopoly, the Communist campaign helps unite masses to struggle. "By stimulating independent movements, particularly those of the working people, it halps set into motion currents that shake the two old parties. By criticizing the wavering liberals it compels the staking out of new positions. Above all, by organizing struggle around the issues, the Communist campaign helps move millions into action with its consequent effect on the political scene." More Window Dressing Other significant changes have been made in (he effort to "prettify" the party's public image. What's Missing? ACROSS 1 Please the butter 5 Mouse U , white and blue 12 Margarine 13 Wander 14 of good feeling 15 Drew back 17 The of battle 18 German eily 19 Villify 21 Certainly 23 Varnish ingredient 24 Group of seals 27 No , no hits, no errors 2'J Shoshonean Indians 32 Gels up 34 Explosive 3fi Prepare 37 Chant 38 Winter vehicle 39 Bargain event 41 Feminine nickname 42 Unit of reluctance 44 Check 4fi Projectile 49 Ball, for instance 53 Fourth Arabian caliph 54 Bodily feeling 56 Recent (comb, form) 57 Biblical name 58 In the year (Latin) 59 Ages and ages 60 Gaelic Gl Sediment DOWN 1 Skin orifice 2 Brews made with malt 3 Puts in readiness 4 Painful spots 5 Musical syllable Rep. Norman Lent, R-N.Y., had submitted a "discharge petition" to brush aside the Judiciary Committee and bring directly before the House a Constitutional amendment barring school busing for racial reasons. Within a week, 131 Democratic and Republican legislators had signed the proposal. A majority (216) is necessary to make such a petition effective, Significantly indicative of the potency of this move was that one of the signers was House Republican Leader Gerald Ford, Mich. Overnight, Celler, "rising above principle," decided he would hold hearings-after stubbornly refusing to do so for weeks. Angry busing opponents openly charged this was a diversionary maneuver, but they were in no position to block it. The steam went out of the "discharge" strategy-and it's still out. 'Babel' Committee Reason the three tough anti-busing provisions were written into the huge higher education bill by the House itself, in the form of amendments, was that Perkins' committee got bogged down on the issue and wound up doing nothing. So Reps. Edith Green, D-Ore., John Ashbrook, R-Ohio, and William Broomfield, R-Mich., offered proposals to prohibit courts from ordering racial busing 'until the appeals process has been exhausted," and to bar the use of Federal funds for busing. Although the House on two separate occasions decisively approved these far-reaching restrictions, they were greatly watered down in the closed-door deliberations of the Senate and House conferees on the $21 billion higher education measure. After angry wrangling in both the House and Senate, the flabby compromise was accepted-in the House, largely on Perkins' assurance his committee would report out the forceful anti-busing legislation urged by the President. There was much tongue-in-cheek oratory on that. Anti-busing partisans openly expressed doubt Perkins would or could make good on his promise. They were right. The odds are big against his doing so. Another factor, in addition to Perkins' feebleness in his own committee, is the lateness of this Congressional session. It is now about half over; also, little of any consequence is likely to be done in July and August because of the Democratic and Republican conventions. So it will be September before Congress gets back to really working again, and by that time most of the legislators will be preoccupied with getting reelected. So a hot potato like student busing is not likely to get much consideration in the remaining months of this Congress. Answer to Previous Punl* 6 Decomposed 7 Asseverate 8 Bicycle 9 No in price 10 the Red 11 Native of Copenhagen 1C Habituates (var.) 20 Intimidate 22 Stratagems 24 Launching (pi.) 25 Crimean city 26 Amusement 28 Steps over fences 30 Heating device 31 Was observed 33 Take in a dispute 35 New York lake 40 Spheres of action 43 Kind of thread 45 Brazilian seaport 46 Lion's 47 lleum (comb, form) 48 Sidelong look 50 Number 51 Icecream -— 52 Son of Scth (Bib.) 55 Pronoun

Get full access with a Free Trial

Start Free Trial

What members have found on this page