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..E o..o TIMES Your Pktm Newspaper HARTFORD, KENTUCKY, MARCH 31, 1966 UP FROM WASHINGTON By Tom Anderson Washington, D.C. --"I was a re- porter in a legislature two sessions and the same in Congress one ses- sion-and thus learned to know per- sonally some of the smallest minds and the selfishest souls and the co- wardliest hearts that God makes. It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinc- tive native American criminal class except Congress... those burglars that broke into my house recently.. are in Jll, and if they keep on they will go to Congress. When a per- son starts downhill you never can tell where he's going to stop..." Mark Twain wrote the above about 60 years ago. Wonder what he'd say now? This is the first time I've visited Washington in a spell. It depresses me, like an asylum, with which it has much in common. Washington is doubtless the only asy- lum in the world where the inmates demand--and will probably get "Home Rule." There are, of course, some great and good (to be truly great is to be truly good) statesmen in Wash- in'gton--llke Senator Strom Thur- mond. Twain once said: " .Pure, honest, incorruptible.., such a man in politics is like a bottle of per- fume in a glue factory--it may modify the stench if it doesn't des- .troy it." And then there are the real stinkers like New York's Mas- sachusetts Senator, Bobby Kennedy. The only thing I ever remember agreeing with convict-to-be Jimmy Hoffa on is his statement that "Bob- by Kennedy has a police state men- tality." Bobby Kennedy, the Communists, the pro-Communists, and the anar- chists scream "police brutalityT" after every civil riot involving corn- rat, s, Negroes, and peaceiks. "Police brutality." is a terrible thing: last year 18,000 policemen were as- saulted. (That's one out of every ten policemen in this country.) Fifty- seven were murdered by criminals and/or "disadvantaged" people. De- magog Robert Kennedy has said: You can't expect Negroes to obey the law when the law is their enemy," There are 13,479 laws which I consider are my enemyand I obey them. Whenever I "can't in good conscience obey the laws of my coun- try. I plan to leave, if I can get Editorials from Across The Country out. Following Kennedy's line ot reasoning, why shouldn't we who op- pose the Foreign Aid program, the Poverty program, the Peace Corps, our membership in the o-called United Nations, etcetera ad nauseum, refuse to pay taxes to support them? The yellow reds at Berkeley burned their draft cards in front of the Draft Board, as a protest against our preventing the Dominican Repub- lic from going the way of Cuba. I'm about ready to burn my draft card too; I've been drafted to pay for the education of these slobs, and I resent it. Even if they were decent, law-abiding, religious and pa- triotic youth I'd have some qualms about it. I have always questioned why those who have no children in school should be forced to pay for other people's children. Television commentator David Pinkley told the Ohio University stu- dent body that "the decline and fall of the 50 state governments will be completed within our lifetime." That's the PLAN: one all-powerful, centralized government in Washing- ton. The Planners say that in our complex society we no longer have the necessary money at the local level. If we don't it's because these leeches have stolen from us. Send- ing money to Washington so the Plan- ners can send it back to us is a continuous transfusion in which the bureaucrats keep one-third for their own use. If we are to save and re- store our constitutional Republic, we must reassume , at the local level, those rights, privileges, taxing pow- ers, and responsibilities guaranteed by the greatest freedom document ever devised b man, the Constitu- tion of the United States. Alert and forward-looking fisher- men are getting their tackle ready for the catch and their tongues ready for their claims. A patriot is a man who does not complain about the taxes he expects to pay on the profit he .would like to make. Our own idea is that every com- munity should encourage the young- sters to play baseball- really the great American game. Poverty War Is Political It Santa ( Aria (Calif.) Register It. is no secret that there is a great deal of dissatisfaction with the so-called poverty program. Com- plaints of abuse of the program have come from many sources. In Southern California, some peo- ple object that they are denied a vote in elections to select the boards which will administer the poverty program. Only those in the low Income groups are allowed to vote on the makeup of the boards which will be spending taxpayer funds in the "war on pov- erty.' ' One of the other objections is that poverty personnel are engaging in politics, and Sen. George Murphy has introduced legislation to include under the Hatch Act those receiving more than half of their salary from federal (taxpayer) poverty funds. This would make it illegal for Community Action agency employees to engage in political activities. We are quite sure Sen. Murphy means well in his attempt to take these Jobs out of politics. And we presume there may be some per- sons who would attempt to live by the prohibitions. However, me whole poverty pro- gram is a political issue. Ever since the federal bureaucrats adopt- ed the practices of the old time political machines, they have been en- gaging in political action--which usu- ally partisan--to gain or maintain power In office. And no law is going to keep what- ever administration is in power from using the handouts of taxpayer money to persuade the people to vote for candidates of that party. This is a fact of political life. The Food For Freedom Plans Omaha (Nebr.) World-Herald Food for "peace" and for "free- dom" is a topic widely discussed these days. President Johnson recently sent to Congress a "Food for Freedom" message in which he said the United States would use its tremendous farm productive capa- city to "lead the world i n a war against hunger." Mr. Johnson noted that he was directing the Secretary of Agricul- ture to take steps to increase pro- duction of soybeans and rice, and he ,Said that food shipments to htmgry nations would be stepped up and that export of technical and eapltal as- sistance would be intensified to help those nations produce more of their food needs. Charles B. Shuman, president of READY, FROM THE WORD 'GO!' our considerable assets make it possible to render financial aid to the fullest extent and quickly. Put our money to work for you! PAID ON TIME CERTIFIGATES FULLY GUARANTEED The Ha rtf0rd Bank THE BANK THAT DOES MORE THINGS FOR MORE PEOPLE MORE OFTEN ANDY ANOE ISON  DI NEGTOmll CMaeMAN *NO PmeEIIDRNT  ANOY ANDERSON DR. WILI.,.ARO I...AK Ir R .T. SAKI[R v,c[ J*nltSIOtNT J.P. CASI[81ER OR. WILLARD L.AK[ J. P. CASESII[R clrC|L P. TAYLOR VICIE P.m,IIO[NT ROLLY TICHIrNOR EARL R. JOHNSON HAYWARD SPlNK CASM,eR O. L,. Wi[OMAN HARTFORD,KENTUCKY RANKING HOURS: Ra.m. te 4p.ia. Daily Pken, ItS-Ill| the American Farm Bureau Federa- tion, laid before the House Arlcul- ture Committee last week a 'Mar- keting Food for Freedom" program which differs in some respects from the President' s. Mr. Shuman wants the Government to buy foreign-aid food through normal market channels, and thus end the practice of using foreign-aid food shipments as a means of farm sur- plus disposal. He also proposed the gradual shift of funds now spent on farm price supports and direct payments to farmers to the new food- export program until eventually all such "farm relief" programs will be phased out. Discussing successes and failures of 20 years and 115 billion dollars of American foreign aid, economist Henry Hazlitt wrote In the Freeman: "A carefulcountry-by-country stu- dy...shows pretty clearly that wherever a country in recent years (such as West Germany) has reformed its currency, kept it sound, and adher- ed in the main to the principles of free enterprise, it has enjoyed a remarkable recovery and growth. "But where a country (such as India) has chosen government planning,, has adopted grandiose socialistic five- year plans'...and has put all sorts of restrictions and harassments in the way of initiative, it has sunk into chronic crises or famine in spite of billions of dollars in gene- rous foreign aid." It seems obvious that "Food for freedom" should be used to encour- age freedomabroad and at home. Price Of Gold Lima (Ohio) New Dr. J.E. Holloway, South Africaf onomist, had a few words to say out the quantity and price of gold at the recent International Chamber of Commerce meeting in Paris. "The view that there is not enough gold for the reserves of all the coun- tries in the world is totally false," he said. "There is more than enough gold to go around. In the past 10 years more gold has been produced than in any other decade in his- tory." Dr. Holloway pointed out that the policy of artifically keeping the price of gold at $35 an ounce during a time of universal inflation and resulting rising costs has materially reduced ::the amount of gold available to the world. "The trouble is that at the pre- sent artifically low price gold is only able to do half its work. The price could be raised to not less than $70 and could well go up to even $100," the economist said. He praised the stand x)f President De Gaulle of France in favor of a return to a gold standard in place of managed currency. "Rulers are now virtually free of parliamentary control. Gold is lib- erty. If our rulers abuse their powers and depreciate the value of our money, as they have been doing for a generation, the only safeguards for the individual is his right--with held from him in many countries-- to demand payment, not in the form of an unending succession of I.O.U's but in the form of something which has a value derived from its own intrinsic qualities, namely gold. "It was Lenin who said: 'Debauch the currency and you will debauch the whole system of private enter- prise' ". Dr. Holloway's words should be shouted aloud in the capitals of the world. While we do not approve of the idea of the government fixing the value of any commodity, including gold, the South African economist has pointed out graphically that the controlled price does not work as it was supposed to. In the western states, commer- .cial gold production has virtually ceased, as costs of production far exceed the government's fixed price. Gold is a commodity, and should be on the free market. Whether the price of gold would climb to $70, or $100 an ounce in a free market, no one knows. Chances are it would shoot skyward immediately. And it would be so profitable to produce that many mines all over the world" would be re-activated. Soon the price would come down as the sup- ply exceeded the demand. If gold were returned to free- dom, it would be necessary for the politicians to return to fiscal sanity. They could no longer debauch the currencyand private enterprise-- as they are doing all over. the world. PARAGRAPHS People would be healthier if they had a mind for it. Not many workers overlook the ap- proach of a holiday. Honesty in advertising is the best advertising policy. *** Intelligent adults are kind to the children they meet in life. Freedom is the right to do about what you please provided you do not injure others or take more than your fair tre. Between the Bookends THE LAW OF EXPANDING BUREAUCRACY Most individuals have heard of New- ton's laws of physics, Gresham's law of good & bad money, and Say's laws of the marketplace. But in 1957, the world's understanding of political and corporate bureaucracy was revolutionized by an amazing discovery--known as Parklnson's law. "Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completi@n." This is Parkinson's law. So simple and yet so rich with rami- fications. From this simple state- ment, Professor C. Northcote Pakin- son constructed the science of bureau- cracy. His now-famous book "Par- kinson's Law" has gone through 24 printings (published by Houghton Mif- flin, 2 Park St., Boston 7, Mass.; $3.00). " Parkinson leads the seeker-after- truth through ten chapters outlining the absolute natural laws of bureau- cracyhow bureaucracy inevitably expands (whether work load goes up or down), how majority votes are manipulated, how director's meetings and cabinets make decisions, how in- stitutions die, and on and on. Perhaps you know already that the importance of an individu,al can be assessed by "the number of doors to be passed, the number of his personal assistants, the number of his telephone receivers--these three figures, taken with the depth of his carpet in centimeters, have given us a simple formula that is reliable for most parts of the world." But did you know "that the: sort of measurement plicable, but in reverse, to stitution itself?" The monstrates that hi namically-growing institutions J let their facilities catch But once facilities do catch up, i adequate--then the institution tainly on its way downhill. cites pages of historical back up this claim. And, the professor adds, institution starts off its with adequate facilities, it is ed from the start. "It is its own perfection. It cannot root for lack of soil. It grow naturally for it is Fruitless by its very nature, it( even flower. When we seean pie of such planningwhen confronted for example by the ing designed for the United the experts among us shake heads sadly, draw a sheet corpse, and tiptoe quietly open air." But the most of "Parkinson's Law" is: the fictitious experts, the tent research institutions, the really-undertaken invest| the professor cites to back conclusions--despite all this, he says about bureaucracy in world is absolutely true. His may be in this cheek, but hiS' are wide open. HOW TO TAKE YOURSELF SERIOUSLY By Harry Browne Is it possible to take yourself too seriously? There are two possible answers to this question. Let's look at the first way. Ob- viously, no one but you will ever be totally concerned with your fu- ture and your happiness; so you must be concerned and serious about conSlders himself an trying very hard to carry brand of altruism, rather than one else's. He has his about the way things should I and his ideas are the ones hey to be altruistic about. If you want him" (or anyone) your own well-being--or you won't excited about your goals, last long ........... Tedfine them for him it%his Every individual must take himself meaning in terms o seriously. No matter what his ob- not yours. For, unless-. Jectives in life may be, he must how your goals will help take those objectives seriously and the things he's serious about, work toward them or he will not-going to be tOO busy to help attairi them. Each person is serious So "taking yourself seriously" means recognizing what you want in life, what you must do to get It, formulating these requirements for success into an set of principles and abiding by them. In this way, you take yourself seriously and you get what you're looking for. Now let's look at the second side of the subject. The danger in "tak- ing yourself too seriously" comes in expecting others to be Just as pre- occupied with your welfare as you are. While you're taking yourself seriously, the other fellow is busily preoccupied with taking himself seriously. So it is not just expect- ing a lot, it is actually unrealistic to expect anyone to be as concerned about your future as you are. Each individual is concerned about himself. This is a principle that has no exceptions. Even the man who own welfare, his own ideas future--too serious to give goals for those of so Therefore, the individual who able to advance his own ways that also help to goals of others will meet best results. For others recognize his goals as a theirs. So how best do you take yol seriously? In three ways: (I) yourself seriously by recogniziJ responsibilities involved in g what you want; (2) Don't expectC to be as serious about your as you are; and (3) be ever to the goals of others, and achieve yours by demonstratiJ others how they can get what want through you. As you reward others for he you, they'll be more and more ious to do so. _. a,, q,,a 'I Editor, I was beginning to think I'd never make it as a man of distinction. A couple of years ago, In a des- perate attempt, I switched to another brand of booze which was supposed to be the mark of a gent of rapk and culture, but I didn't like it as much as the stuff I'd been pushing back for years, so I quit it. It began to look like I wasn't going to make out at all in the distinction *business. But then it happened. Frankly, I didn't realize just how distinEt I'd become until I went to Washing- ton a few months ago. I got in with a bad bunch--editors and publishers and such--and when they heard I was from Texas they right away asked me about those barbecues on the banks of the Pe- dernales and did I play with the beagles on the lawn and did Lady Bug really talk that suth'n when she wasn't on the tv? MY CLAIM oWhy, I said, surprised, I've never 1Seen any closer to the LBJ ranch than Austin (a town in central Texas) They never asked me out and if they did I'd be scared to go. They all looked at each other like I'd said a bad word in church. Oh, come now, said a fellow with a terrible accent. (it turned out he was from Vermont.) Don't all .you chaps spend every weekend at the ranch? I 5. well come to think of it THE MAN OF DISTINCTION By D. R. Segal Brownsville (Texas) Herald Just about all  of us chaps the proprietor of LBJ would ed in the wrong place If I up with that gang. You've never been at said another fellow, looking like I'd fallen out of a the med school lab. That's right, I said, never. never invited tO a tamalad White House, either, and I get a Christmas card too. They looked at me real Some of them walked hu: All of them looked their shoulders to see if BIll was around, taking notes. THEIR DISDAIN Pretty soon they drifted pertng together. I heard the other if he reckoned I or was Just a damn liar. Tlae fellow shrugged and shook It was a little mortifying, I could see I had suffered sharp setback in prestige. But on the way home (gve gotten a ride in Air by the way) I got to thinking the thing more rationally. I'd stifled my sobs and got hold on myself I started to that now, at last, I might call myself a Man of the only newspaper editor in of Texas who's never been out to the Ranch. Not all our victories can