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Pampa, Texas
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Thursday, June 29, 1972
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Mth YEAR Thursday, June It, l»71 A Watchful Ntwtpapcr IVII STWVINO FOR THt TO* O 1 TtXAS TO tl AN IVIN UTTM PUCI TO UVI Our CajMolt Policy Ttw Pampa Ntw* it rftrfkattd to fumithinf information to our roodor* tot that ttwy can bottor promoto and protorvo thoir own froodom and ommirofo othtn to MO othon to MO ",*, •'• wln f • 0nl V wh »" •"•" »« frto to control himtolf and all no produce* can ho oovolop to hit utmott capability Tho Now* boliovoi oach and ovory ponon would fot moro Mtitfactlon in tho long run if ho woro pormittod to tpond what ho oann on a voluntoor bati* rathor than having part of it dittributod invluntarily. Adjustable Politicians The other day we discussed Sen. George McGovern's emergence as the top contender for the democratic nomination for President. We suggested McGovern might be a trial balloon this year with the idea of running for the victory in 1976. Our suggestion was that Nixon would be unbeatable this November. Now we hope our readers will not take all this too seriously. Making political predictions is mostly amusement especially for those of us who have no "horse" in the race. But we see Nixon as unbeatable because we predict he will have the Americans out of Vietnam before November and will successfully prime the economic pump to create the illusion that "happy days are here again." Whatever secret deals and concessions needed will be made to "ease" the world tensions, so that by the time November rolls around, there will be no Vietnam for McGovern to cry about, and that just about wraps up his campaign. We mentioned McGovern's flexible position in our earlier commentary, and we'd like to explore this interesting phenomenon of politics in more depth here. When a politician is merely a spokesman for a point of view, his statements always seem more positive, more belligerent, more unshakeable. When the same politician moves into a category of a "possible" presidential nominee, his statements are shaped to fit the audience. When he becomes the most likely nominee, he begins to "explain" his position in more detail, and if he becomes the candidate, all "extreme" positions vanish from his campaign talks except the constant reminder that he is extremely opposed to his opponent. Let us see how it works in McGovern's one consistent stand has been to oppose the war In Vietnam, and this has been his major attraction to voters within the Democratic Party. But since he has been conceded a shot at the nomination his extreme positions on "share the wealth" have been tempered somewhat depending upon his audience. His New York campaign has softened considerably on the point of taking from the very wealthy and distributing to the poor. It seems these remarks had upset some of his financial supporters. We wonder why anyone gets upset about what a candidate promises since so few of the promises are kept once the candidate is elected. But McGovern's softening position is also demonstrated in his "warming up" to Gov. George Wallace. When Wallace won the Florida primary, McGovern's comments were caustic—something on the order of despising all that Wallace stands for. But when the governor proved he could attract votes in the North, McGovern softened a bit, even visiting the governor at the hospital and not closing the door to a possible cabinet post for the "other" George. The way the game is played, by crossing off George Wallace, McGovern might be crossing off the more than 3.6 million folks who voted for Wallace in the primaries. That's only 300,000 fewer votes than McGovern received up to New York, and Wallace was not a candidate in most of the races The point here is that Wallace represents some political muscle, and when it comes to trying to win elections, politicians are realists, and they make deals. The campaign oratory is for the suckers. Get In Step, Laird Defense Secretary Melvin Laird has done everything but fall down on the floor and threaten to hold his breath unless Congress agrees to support the administration's plan to modernize our "offensive strategic forces." Never quite having gotten into the spirit of the arms limitation talks with the Soviet Union, Laird insists we need all kinds of new weapons systems to make sure we are better at making peace than our enemies are. Without the new weapons, he says, he can't support the treaty President Nixon negotiated with Moscow. Congress should remind Laird that (1) he ranks below the President, who has not associated himself with Laird's position but did most strongly associate himself with the treaty; (2) increase in defense spending would do less than wonders for the credibility of our support of the treaty; (3) he is, in theory at least, a civilian whose job it is to keep a rein on the military careerists' addition to weapons accumulation. « & » In actual life every great enterprise begins with and takes its first step forward in Faith.—August Schlegel, German poet. BERRY'S 1RIO "Well, I think I'll call it a day. This h Larry O'Brien signing off!" Connally May Be '76 G.O.P. Pick ByrtAYCROMtEY WASHINGTON (NEAl -While everyone (almost) It giving rapt attention to this year's political campaigns, a group of rather Influential Republicans is worrying about the presidential contest of lira, when Richard Nixon will no longer be in the running. The group has no formal standing as yet. And no funds. But they have a candidate—former Texas governor, ex-Navy and ex-Treasury Secretary John Connally. On the Republican ticket. They are convinced the Texas Democrat has more political know-how than any other man on the horizon. They believe Nixon is inclined their way, though they have no convincing evidence as to the President's feelings on friend Connally as his successor at the White House. Interestingly enough, this informal group of backers does not favor Connally as Nixon's running mate this year. For one thing, they believe he would not be happy as vice-president. Even more importantly, they're convinced the vice-presidency is not the best stepping stone to the White House. History is on the side of their argument. It is true that in the early years of the Republic, three of the first seven U.S. presidents after Washington had been vice-presidents—John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and Martin Van Buren. But since then, except for Nixon, eight vice-presidents have succeeded 'to the presidency only through death of the president. And Nixon was unable to make it directly from the vice-presidency. The track record of those in Spiro Agnew's post is definitely not good. Therefore, these backers would like Nixon to name Connally as secretary of state. They see at Foggy Bottom a much greater scope for their man's particular talents. Here, interestingly enough, they're not swayed by the statistics showing only six secretaries of state have become presidents—Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, John Quincy Adams, Van Buren and Buchanan. They note that quite a few other secretaries of state have made names for themselves, either at State or the Supreme Court or elsewhere, including John Marshall, Daniel Webster, John C. Calhoun, Elihu Root, Robert Lansing, Charles E. Hughes, Frank Kellogg. Henry Stimson, James Blaine, Cordell Hull, John Foster Dulles and Dean Acheson. The thinking of these backers, therefore, is that Connally wouldn't get lost in the wings at State as he might as vice-president, though they admit it difficult in any event to conceive of Connally being out of sight, regardless of his official position. Connally himself has gotten a taste of international dickering as Treasury secretary, and liked what he was doing in this role as negotiator, following Nixon's dramatic dollar evaluation and drive for a new set of international currency arrangements. The word is that Connally likes his present assignment, too, as a personal traveling troubleshooter for Nixon abroad. Curiously, there is no indication that this .group* has thus, far contacted Connally to jet his views on his future. But they have no doubts as to his aspirations. They're men who have been close to him in the past in one way or another. Quick Quiz Q—What is the statutory time limit that a man can serve as president of t he United States? A—Ten years, according to the 22nd Amendment of the Constitution. ^ 0—What is the source of mohair? A — Mohair is obtained from the silky fibers of the Angora goat. Q—What is the FDIC? A —The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, which guarantees insured., bank deposits, Q — What is the meaning of the name Robert? A—Of Germanic •_ 'igin. '' means "bright-spir bright-souled." 4 . Q—In the Chi flower calendar, what d *. lotus symbolize? A — Summer, .election and purity. Q—How many named bones arc there in the adult human body? A-206. Moment of Truth! Inside Washington Arms Pacts: Will They Bring Partly «r Peril? By Robert S. Allen Paul Harvey News Should You Buy Or Rent Is Real Good Question Your Health By PAUL HARVEY Americans on the move are moving out of houses and into apartments. Hold everything! Now most states promise tax relief for homeowners. Such could tip the advantage the other way again. Governors and candidates for governor are promising homeowners lower taxes. As is nationwide, there's a wide disparity. On a $25,000 house you'll be taxed 1743 in Philadelphia-only $115 in New Orleans. You'll pay $763 in Minneapolis or St. Paul-only $188 in Jackson, Miss. In most of the big-big cities with their high welfare and other burdens—all things considered—it's cheaper to rent. All things include, the higher taxes plus upkeep and repairs, inside and out—and heat, water, garbage collection, snow shoveling. For minor plumbing, electrical and carpentry repairs you may pay less to keep a janitor in a large apartment than you'll pay one for a special house call just once a year. H.L. Hunt Writes HAPPY YOUNG PEOPLE They came to Dallas more than 100,000 strong, these young "crusaders." Because they were polite and orderly, they did not receive as much attention from the national news media as 10 per cent of that number would have received for demonstrating against something. They came from every part of the nation and from all over the world, They came to witness for Christ. Explo '72 crusaders had quite an impact on Dallas. They were mostly, young, but leavened with many seasoned veterans, They were not somber and joyless but were bright and cheerful. Law enforcement officers lauded their attitude, noting that the young people, gathering in their tens of thousands in the Cotton Bowl several times, always left it undamaged and unlittered. They were polite and respectful, thanking the officers charged with smoothing the flow of people . and traffic and cooperating better than any group previously seen there. When a public place is filled with nearly 100.000 "demonstrating" young people who do NOT break windows and burn buildings, it is real news in these days, GOOD news. News is supposed to be that which is unusual, so the conduct and 0" ude of the young people .(ending Explo '72 should be a welcome change to editors and broadcasters. fhese are the real youth of n •; Republic, not the destroyers. These good youngsters largely ignored the few agitators who tried to switch Explo '72 from religion 'o anti-Freedom activities. They were too busy learning about good things and many of them took away with them some useful ammunition fro future crusading for Faith and Freedom. Measured just in terms of dollars, there are enough things for which the renter does not pay extra so that, in most cases, be'll end up ahead. Historically the homeowner was building up an equity which offset his upkeep costs. But with higher taxes and higher mortgage rates, that's not the advantage it once was. Assuming on that $25,000 house he pays $150 a month on his mortgage, any residual value when he sells the house someday has already been eaten away. The Time-Life book on Family Finance cited examples of two brothers, Sam and Dan, each of whom started out with $3,500, One made a down payment on a house. The other invested in stocks and rented a place to live. After 30 years, Sam the renter was way ahead—financially. One category of worker who has no business buying is the one whose job is likely to move him from place to place at frequent intervals. It's seldom you sell a house under pressure without , absorbing a substantial loss. This, plus the 7 per cent the seller pays the realtor, makes buying and selling houses with any degree of frequency unduly punitive. A compromise as old as ancient Greece and as new as now in many cities is the "row house"—the suburban town house—said to provide most advantages of houses plus most conveniences of apartments. These, builders tell me, are selling faster than any other. Now that I've said all that—and what I've said was said after consulting major realtors who deal in both homes and rentals—presently for me there's no home like a house. And it's gratifying to see New York, California, New Jersey, Minnesota, Oregon, Washington, Colorado and a dozen other states seeking or placing a legal limit on the taxability of private property. Now 25 states grant homestead exemptions from all taxes up to $20,000 valuation. And voters voting next November can, and I think will, make homeownership good business again. WORLD ALMANAC FACTS Nikola Tesla was an American inventor whose discoveries were invaluable in pioneering electrical technology. The World Almanac notes that he invented an induction motor in 1887, the first effective method of using alternating current, and an AC motor in 1892. Tesla designed a power generating system at Niagara Falls and the apparatus needed to transmit this energy. CopyriKhl © 1«72, Newspaper Knterprlae AUKII. By Lawrence E. Lamb What Is Overactlve Thyroid? Dear Dr. Lamb—With the exception of mild anemia, I have always been very healthy until I got the flu. I wasn't given antibiotics until a month later and I have had vomiting and spasms of the stomach muscles. Despite antibiotic treatment my eyes remain swollen and protruding, and I was diagnosed as having an overactive thyroid. I have been taking a white pill called Tapazole for this. I go to the eye clinic every three months and have my eyeballs measured. What I would like to know is how did I get this and could this have been from the flu? Is it hereditary? I have no relatives with thyroid, trou- , ble. What is the life expectancy for a person with such a disease? Dear Reader—Apparently, your doctor does think you have an overactive thyroid, or he would not be giving you the white pill (Tapazole). First, let me say that antibiotics are of no value whatever in the treatment of flu or any other real virus infection. Antibiotics are useful in the treating of bacterial complications. Not getting penicillin has nothing to do with your thyroid problem. It is probably true though that your vomiting was associated with an overactive thyroid. It is also true that an illness can trigger off an attack of overactivity of the thyroid if you already have the underlying problem. In people with long-term overactive thyroid problems, the worst difficulties tend to come and go; frequently as attacks in the fall and spring. Sometimes the problem is 'worse after emotional strain, but there is no specific link between flu and an overactive thyroid. It is difficult to say what causes an overactive thyroid. There is some tendency for thyroid difficulties to occur in families, but not as a specifically inherited disease. The main symptoms of an overactive thyroid are a large appetite, associated with weight loss (if it were not for a few other things, many people would like to have this), excessive nervousness, intolerance to heat with excessive sweating, thin, dry skin, sometimes an increase in body temperature, fine hair, overactive digestive tract which may include vomiting and diarrhea, fast heart rate and in some people the pop eyes that you are describing. The prominence of the eyes is thought to be caused by a hormone from the pituitary gland, underneath the brain and behind the eyes. This hormone pverstimu- lates the thyroid (thyro- tropic hormone) and in some way the development of the prominent eyes. Most overactive thyroid problems can be controlled with modern medicine if the patient is diligent in following his doctor's instructions. So most individuals with these problems can expect to get along with a minimum of difficulty and remain gainfully employed and otherwise active. WASHINGTON - Those Congressional hearings (by four different committees) on the strategic arms limitation agreements are far from finished, but already one central issue is clearly evident. In summary, it is as follows. That under these treaties, Russia can build up its land and sea-based missile armaments as it had planned to do. That is, the Soviet is not prevented from doing what it had contemplated anyway. All the pacts do is to legitimize their strategic weapons build-up. On the other hand, the agreements signed in Moscow put the U.S. in a straight-jacket that explicitly prevents it from further development of its strategic arms. Under this freeze, the U.S. is definitely put at a serious numerical inferiority in both ICBMs and submarines, while Russia is allowed to continue expanding its already huge arsenal of these cataclysmic weapons. As a consequence, it is being argued, at the conclusion of the five-year duration of these accords, the U.S. will be perilously inferior and highly vulnerable in both land and sea-based missiles. This key issue was sharply and forcefully spelled out by Sen. Henry Jackson, D-Wash., at a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee, as follows: "Within the five-year life of these agreements, that is by mid-1977, we will be in the position of having to ask the Soviet for parity. In other words we will be asking them to give up in SALT II what they have gained in SALT 1. Yet what possible reason is there to expect that the Soviet will be willing to do that? Or more to the point, what political and diplomatic concessions will we be forced to make so that the Soviet will not further widen their margin of superiority ?" There was no answer from Defense Secretary Laird, to whom this penetrating question was addressed. Disturbing Details Underlining the contention that under these treaties Russia has a virtual free hand in building up its strategic forces, this hearing produced the following significant corroborative testimony: Secretary Laird and Admiral Thomas Moorer, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, maintained that had the arms limitation agreements not been reached, Russia over the next five years could have deployed 250 land-based nuclear missiles (ICBMs) a year, and built eight missile-armed nuclear submarines a year. But under close questioning by Sen. Jackson, the two Pentagon leaders acknowledged that there is authoritative evidence that the Soviet, instead of pursuing that policy, was modernizing its land-based missile forces — which already outnumber most of the U.S. by 50 per cent. In other words, instead of building 250 of the same type of Travelogue ACROSS ICape , Massachusetts 4 Boston Road 8 South American river 12 First number 13 "Essays of " 14 Stern of a musical note 15 Brother of Osiris 16 Doggerels 18 Town in Ontario 20 Species of pier (pi.) 21 Legal point 22 Great Lake 24 Italian capital ?.« Seed appendage 27 River in Virginia 30 Chemical compounds 32 Devoted 34 Becomes taut 35 Expunges 36 Exist 37 Erect 39 Elapsed 40 Morsels 41 Weight of India 42 Idolize 45 Raged 49 Pastime 51 Suffix 52 Fruit drinks 53 Eager 54 Negative prefix 55 Blanc, France 56 Interests (ab.) 57 Obtain DOWN 1 Low • tour 2 Heavy blow a Decide 4 Nuisances ICBMs year after year, R|»sia actually was in the proc producing fewer but powerful and sophistic missiles. Again, Laird conceded " might be the case." Jackson flatly asserted hat the ils same situation prev regarding submarines, j Under the pacts, the SovWt in ifive years will havej| 62 [missile-armed nuclear submarines, with another ll"in (he pipeline"--that is, in various stages of construction. \ This is exactly what Rujsia planned to do before |;the treaties. \ "But," grimly noted Jackson, "the U.S. is limited tflj 44 modern nuclear ballistic missile submarines. The crucial question for the nation and for the cause of world peace is whether these numbers add up to stable parity or unstable inferiority." : Also pointedly cited by Jackson was Laird's frank admission that there will be no defense budget savings as a result of the arms limitation agreements. "In fact," said Jackson, "there are already proposed increases. They may be necessary and I am not saying I amagainst them. 1 firmly believe in maintaining a strong balanced defense. But let's not kid ourselves or the American people. As much as I can understand the desire to believe that the Moscow summit heralds a new era of peace and cooperation, I must say that there is no substitute for facing the facts. "And the plain fact is that these arms agreements raise as many questions as they answer." The four committees conducting hearings on the treaties are-Senate Foreign Relations, Senate Armed Services, House Foreign Affairs and House Armed Services. From the tenor of these proceedings, it will be quite a while before the pacts are submitted to the House and Senate for consideration. From the present outlook, they will be approved in the end. "Enriched" Debt Ceiling The pending national debt ceiling bill may wind up on President Nixon's desk with a wholly unexpected and unique addition--a 20 per cent across-the-board social security increase. That's the plan of Sen. Frank Church, D-Idaho, who is sponsoring such an amendment with the backing of 62 Republican and Democratic co-sponsors.' That is well over a majority of the Senate, and Church says they mean business. If they really do, they are in a strategic position to put over their plan because the existing $450 billion national debt ceiling expires June 30. The pending bill, passed by the House in April, must be enacted and signed by the President by midnight of that day. Answer to Previous Puiil* • 5 Hodgepodge fi Transgressor 7 Label 8 Make amends 9 Jargon 10 Seaport o£ Latvia 11 Otherwise 17 Seafarer 19 Requires 23 Nile, for instance 24 Timber tree of New Zealand 25 Hebrew measure 26 Properly item 27 Depriving of defense 28 Class of vertebrates 29 Bird's home 31 Weirder 33 Small candle 38 Apportion 40 French.port 41 Melodies 42 Eve's spouse 43 Trick (coll.) 44 Baking chamber 46 Blow a horn 47 Cry of bacchanals 48 Car damage 50 Capuchin monkey

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