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Peters was disconsolate that his 46- year-old Russian wife could not ac- cept the cooperative life style pattern he helped Wright develop 40 years fled Russia to escape. "I believe in private property," Mrs. Peters told the Arizona Republic. "They live a communal life at the Foundation. They share their incomes, their food, their living. Everyone works, including the children That's why I left Russia." To anyone familiar with Svetlana's published works (which have made her a millionaire), her latest defec- tion should come as no surprise. She couldn't tolerate communal life at its fountainhead in Russia, even as the privileged child of the dictator. How much less palatable she must have found it in the land of freedom. -- Chicago Tribune Debt Ceiling By Rep. John Myers (R.-Ind.) As I have on six previous occasions since taking office, under Democratic and Republican Presidents alike, I voted against an increase in the national debt. I cannot in good con- science vote to extend a practice which this year alone will cost the American taxpayer $21.2 billion in interest. That is $43,000 every minute. Despite excuses from some of my colleagues that to raise the national debt is "the only responsible thing to do" or "the U.S. government must V I EWPO I NT JESSE HELMS There was an editorial in one of the out-of-state papers last month raising the question: Is work going out of Style? The editor--his paper happens to be The Tulsa Tribune--quoted a University of Wisconsin professor as saying that young people are becoming disenchanted with work because, as the professor put it, "...people don't have to work so hard in such an efficient economy as ours." Well, that will come as news to the millions of Americans who have to work--and work hard--every day of their lives just to keep their heads above water in this "efficient economy" of ours. And, of course, to imply that our young people, or the majority of them, don't believe in work is simply not true. In fact, the professor's own statistics estimated that only about ten percent of the students he interviewed on the University of Wisconsin campus could be classified as not believing in work. But whatever percentage of Americans there may be who do not believe in working for a living, it is still interesting (and alarming) commentary on the country's precarious economic condition. Those who do not choose to work assume that the American economy is indeed so '+efficient" that it can accommodate deadbeats and loafers. But to the degree that citizens, in any percentage, can get by with such a notion is a mark of economic inef- ficiency. It's not the economy that is supporting the loafers; it's other people who do work, and who do pay taxes, and who are required to share the fruits of their labors with those who don't. An economy that will tolerate such anti-work philosophies is not merely an inefficient economy; it is an unfair economy. A distinction should be made, of course, between unfortunate citizens who are genuinely unable to provide for themselves, and those who simply refuse to do so. Society has a duty to help the truly needy and worthy. But the deliberate loafer is quite another matter. There's a great deal of evidence to support the theory that the country is rapidly getting away from the con- cept of working to maintain high production of quality goods and services. And when that evidence is examined it becomes evident that America is losing out in world trade honor its obligations," I feel we have an obligation to future generations to provide them with a sound economic base. I have opposed a debt ceiling increase seven times in the last six years, three times under President Johnson and four times since President Nixon took office. Philosophically, I cannot commit billions of dollars each year to in- terest on the debt when that money could be better used to meet the human needs of our nation. simply because we have discarded our genius for competitive produc- tion. There was a series of items in the news last month which illustrate the point. The Royal Typewriter Com- pany announced in Hartford, Conn., that it is moving all of its typewriter production overseas. This will cost 1,500 American workers their jobs. A company spokesman frankly acknowledged that labor union demands for shorter work weeks, higher salaries and less production per man-hour were responsible. "We just cannot compete with foreign manufacturers on such a basis," he said, "and there's no point in kidding ourselves." Royal typewriters will henceforth be made in England by British workers who will be holding down jobs formerly held by Americans. The same sort of thing is true in the in- stance of the Dodge compact car, known as "The Colt." The Dodge Colt will be manufactured in Japan, as will Bell & Howell's movie cameras. Japan already has taken over the production of radios; as we men- tioned sometime back, 95 percent of the radios sold in America last year were manufactured in Japan. More than a quarter of a million textile jobs were lost in the United States during the past three years because of lower production costs overseas. The same is true with shoes, and scores of other items. There are many reasons for the decline in American competitive productivity. But at the core of the problem lies the country's drift into socialism, and away from the free enterprise system. Federal spending, federal controls, government debt, the widespread craze for something- for-nothing--each of these is part and parcel of the deterioration of the American economy. We tell ourselves that our economy is still "efficient." We tolerate loafers and parasites. But there's nothing efficient about a system that decides to allow itself to bleed to death. If America is to save herself, there is no alternative to requiring everybody to roll up his sleeve. and go to work. If we do not quickly learn again how to compete, we will lose out by default simply because we stopped playing by the basic laws of economics. Cut His Water Off? PAUL HARVEY NEWS ARE NETWORK NEWS WRITERS UNION-ORDERED TO 'GET NIXON'? by Paul Harvey Are the news writers or the big TV networks expected by their unions to "defeat Nixon"? If the union to which many belong has its way. Well, as a member of one of those unions, may I clarify that we are not all meanies. The arrogant effrontery of Big Labor was never more flagrantly flaunted than when the leadership of AFL-CIO announced that it's out to get Nixon, no matter who runs against him. The man in charge of Big Labor's big money for politicking is Alexander Barkan, and he says those funds will be dispensed for the defeat of Richard Nixon. Always heretofore even George Meany has waited to evaluate alter- natives, so this low blow has to be more personal than political. More specifically, one of the big three AFL-CIO unions in the broadcasting industry, NABET (formerly mostly technicians, it now includes a sub- stantial number of network news writers) is increasingly partisan in its newsletters to members. Understand, management is restrained by law from taxing employees to support or defeat any candidate, while unions enjoy unfettered license to extract political-action money from members to dispense a Big Labor's leaders choose. Let the record show that not all unions in the communications and news business are overt in their politicking. AFTRA and the Writers Guild have demonstrated appropriate respect for the obligations of a free press. Yet even these, as member unions of the AFL-CIO, must contribute their share to the political action of the parent federation. I don't like them taking money from my paycheck to "get anybody." But I pay my share of my union's sometimes misused dues if only because it would make too many of the wrong people happy if I refused. So Mr. Meany and Mr. Barkan can promise some politicians that I might not like some of my money for their campaigns, but they can't promise anybody my vote. And there are an increasing number of the AFL-CIO's 13.6 million members writing to me that they resent and will resist Big Labor's dic- tators. Politicking for labor's interest may be a proper function of labor unions; certainly there's no law against it. But political persecution of any one person reflects an unworthy, demeaning petulance. And when unions ofnewsmen are given the word from on high it begins to take on the ominous overtones of a mob vendetta. And there is a law against that. By The Side Of Man I want to walk by the side of a man Who has suffered and seen and knows, Who has measured his pace on the battle line And given and taken blows. Who has never whined when the scheme went wrong, Nor scoffed at the failing plan But taken his dose with a heart of trust And the faith of a gentleman; Who has parried and struck and soltgh t and given, And, scarred with a thousand spears- Can l(ft his head to the stars of Heal'ell And isn't ashamed of his tears. I want to grasp the hand of a man Who has bee. through it all and seen, Who has walked ill ttle dark of an unseen dread And refused to sag or lean: Who has bared his breast to the wind of dawn And thirsted and starved and felt The sting and the bite of the bitter blasts 'That the mouths of the foul have dealt; Who was tempted and fell and rose again, And has gone on trusty and true, With God supreme in his manly heart And his courage burning anew. I'd give my all-be it little or great- To walk by his side today To stand up there with the man who has known The bite of the burning fray Who has gritted his teeth and clenched his fist And gone on doing his best Because of the love for his fellowman And the faith in his manly breast. I would love to walk with him, hand in hand, Toge th er ]ou rn ey along For the man who has fought and struggled and won Is the man who can make men strong. Author Unknown Talm stock in America. Now Bonds mature in less than six years. STRAIGHT TAL__K TOM ANDERSON Is treason obsolete? would enable the U.S. to The Nixon Administration is quietly favored-nation status to any laying the groundwork for a vast that asa non-market econ0 expansion of trade between the which read the Soviet UniOn t United States and the Soviet Union. satellites or, for that matter, Led by Deputy Minister of Foreign The bill could move out of co Trade Aleksei N. Manzhulo, a top and toward passage if the group of Soviet economic officials House decided to get solidly crisscrossed the United States in it." January, meeting with Commerce On to the "Summit!!l Department aides and executives surrender. from more than twenty major U.S. "Treason doth never corporations. What's the reason? This trip--largely ignored by the press--followed by a month the visit of Soviet Agriculture Minister Vladimir V. Matskevitch and preceded by only two weeks a delegation from the Soviet Merchant Marine Ministry. A top aide of Leonid I. Brezhnev, George S. Pavlov, has also been on. an unpublicized mission to study American data processing. Also Soviet Foreign Trade Minister Mikolai S. Patolichev is scheduled to come later this year. The U.S. last year exported $140 million worth of goods to the USSR, largely chemicals, machinery and raw materials. We imported less than $60 million of precious metals and furs. Now the Soviets are talking about selling to the U.S. annually $800 million to $1 billion worth of natural gas. Assistant Secretary of Commerce Harold Scott, according to "Forbes" magazine, said this about Soviet intentions: "They were very specific. They identified products that the Soviets would like to buy and projects in which they are interested in joint ventures with Americans. They un- veiled plans for another truck plant in addition to the Kama River one, and said they would like American companies to take a leading role in it. They want chemicals and petrochemicals. "They told us of another gas field in Siberia that could serve our West Coast. They brought up the Udokan copper project again. They talked petroleum, too. They are interested in offshore explorations off the Kurile Islands." At two dinners in Washington hosted by Scott, according to "Human Events," the Russians met with top executives from such companies as General Motors, Cummings Engine, International Nickel, Engelhard Minerals & Chemicals, Borg-Warner, American Express, Cargill and In- ternational Telephone. At a luncheon at the First National City Bank in New York, they met executives of Dow Chemical, Alcoa, Combustion Engineering and General Electric. At a dinner in Houston, the Soviets talked natural gas with Tenneco, Texas Eastern and El Paso .Natural Gas. "At the moment," reports "For- bes," "the White House is playing it coy. An indication of the White House's attitude could come in the spring. There is a bill resting in the Senate Finance Committee that For if it prosper, None dare call it treason." We Planned It That Way? Nixon claims next be $25.5 billion, but he well above that. (At least $40 The Administration will whatever money is necessary economy between now and And after that, the crash? the crash, the revolution? All according to Since Woodrow ( became President, our has risen from $1 billion billion. When President office the debt was less tha retest on the debt is now. Federal spending has seven years. That alone enough to impeach all responsible, from Nixon on federal deficit for the ending in June is estimated billion, the largest ever excePt World War II, to make for Communism. Skunks Up An official of the Fish and Parks De drop in the fur market for crease in the skunk western Colorado. He said sold for $3.50 or $4 a few but now bring only $1. As a matter of fact, tremendous increase in nationally. Why Work? Millions of jobs across the would be wiped out under Assistance Plan (FAP) being by the Kissinger-Ni ministration. William H. Michigan businessman shook the Senate Finance in testifying that the annual income plan Administration would more than jobs in many and areas. Assuming guaranteed income $4000, which the so-called now proclaiming as the decent standard of living, "wipe out 60 percent manufacturing jobs in, for Mississippi, and 70 manufacturing sector Carolina," Mr. Shaker And, incidentally, most farmers in the United States eligible for welfare and more money not working. MARILYN MANION The message was coming through on all stations. It sounded loudest and clearest from the State of Florida, where the Democratic candidates were busily barnstroming. Finally, someone at the White House tuned in. President Nixon, spokesmen said, planned to take a step to offset Federal court decisions that require busing to achieve school integration. The "step" would be taken after a "continuing White House Study" determined what was the best solution. For quite some time before the President got the message, the issue had been boiling. The Federal Civil Rights Act clearly states that busing to achieve racial balance is not required, and that no court is em- powered to order such busing. Mr. Nixon himself has gone on record time and time again in defense of neighborhood schools. But the Federal courts had begun to take the law into their own hands. One after the other, they ordered school districts to bus massive numbers of children, not only across town, but out of town, to stir up the melting pot. So the question faced by the President was this: What action could be taken to offset these decisions? The first proffered "answer"--a Constitutional amendment--was the last possible solution. Presidential advisors who drafted a proposed amendment admitted that it was "almost as long as the itself." A Constitutional is the most difficult and method of effecting change is a virtual impossibility. as it should be. Cynics the selection of an cure was a political move t everybody. To President could say "I Liberals would have the tory --"I failed." Next onstage came the which narrowly defeated proposals against instead was a wish' promise" that would bar Federal funds to carry unless requested by local and prohibit Federal a requiring busing if it pupils' health or impair th their education. At this the House will do with unknown. In any ca: legislation poses only problems for the courts to forever and ever.- The solution--quick has been discussed Forum microphone Congress could, by a vote, strip the Federal right to decide anything oa busing. The Constitution Congress may act in and the current muddle More details next week.