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H NRY J. TAYLOR : } xi:i: writes on national and international affairsl in CongreSs who so loudly proclaim their have a great place to start in relieving the torture caled our tax system. for the umpteenth time to the positive, obvious injustice of leaving the tax exemption at $600. could correct this with the stroke of a pen. Yet with their higher salaries, riding their own shrink away from the subject like a rabbit Its hole. the TV cameras with them when they can, they search, search for injustices and shout them at Pleased with themselves as mice in a cheese They're outraged about the Eskimos, poverty, and everything else under the sun. They on the side of the underdog -- but who Isn't? profit they pound home the preach- l rights instead of individual respon- hey talk about our country as if it were a orphanage. They teach all "under prlv- somebody else owes them a living. And create a great many perpetual loafers who not do a day's real work, under any conditions :. But the family breadwinner, the hard worker, earner, aho he's the Forgotten Man. up the subject of the unjust $600 tax exemption, up again and again, and you get absolutely these good-doing heroes. They just keep us to death as if we were Just too stupid to know are doing. that Congress permits us is their the total cost of feeding, clothing, housing the average dependent, or every other the breadwinner's family, for a year. 8 Justice? Those Representatives and Senators lay claim to the voice of justice should know it isn't. Said an angry 39-year-old recently to a Gallup pollster: "Why, ln't enough to support even a child for six much less 12 months. It's hardly more than a day." exactly what it was supposed to cost 107 years for the point cannot be made too often should knock their awareness of it into head, that when the Income tax was first 1862 the cost of living was calculated at Year. That's the basis for today's outrage-- if living 107 years ago. tax was abolished five years later. Then Income tax was sneaked back as a hidden on a tariff bill in 1913 the cost-of-living allow- adjusted to $3,000, or five times today's that was 56 years ago. aring the Depression Congress set it at $1,000 That, of Itself, was 37 years ago. Living multiplied again and again, of course, and are at another new all-time high. National Industrial Conference Board it now requires a $14,000 a year salary to lly of four the purchasing power It had on a in 1939. A $5,000-a-year man with three s had then $4,941 to spend after taxes. Today gross income of $14,282 to net the same draw oft $2,083 and Inflation has clipped $7,258 -- nearly 50 percent more than the he had made for himself and his family lng to the Labor Department's Bureau of Labor -- and if the Congressmen don't think that's Is? -- the value of the 1939 dollar based nsumer Price Index has fallen to 39.2 cents et the Congressional windbag boys still hold a-year allowance. ls cheap. But why do the Congressmen stay Subject7 The next time you hear them bleed call TV hearings and stroke their tearful Public about injustice, just remember that is as handsome does -- and that If they really justice they have the power to do so, right OVernight. Let them put up or shut up--or YOU. Adams' FORUM Q. Bill was going steady with this she dropped him. nee, Bill has lived in a dream. Every chance drives by her house. He knows she is going boys, and if there's a car out front he gets thinks of Bill in the regular way we girls exes _. only as a friend. Bill as a brother and I Just can't stand to see ng hurt. He's 19 and should know better, How can I help him get over this come back to reality? -- A Reader in Lynn, be a nice guy who just never had lots of He probably thinks this one is the only World. He is acting like a boy does when he real girl. You like Bill more than a sister would. You to realize that a successful boy-girl tWo-way and takes the interest of BOTH convince him that he has many good qualities day, somewhere, the right girl will be , if You do your job well and with warmth, he see that you are that girl. ;: Q. At what age should a father stop hter on the lips? I'm 11 and mine me on the mouth. It is very embarrassing. thought about it until one morning when rne by for me. He saw my father kissing D Said this was how his father kissed his ad always kisses Mom on her forehead or In Baltimore. kiss their daughters on the lips as long other lives. Some never do. It depends and daughter. If you really want your talk to him about it. Bulbs sure first. kiss and stop are never as close together stop. This goes for fatber-type as e kisses. Q. My boy friend always takes me to the we can sit and talk there and be more in a regular movie. go with another couple, and my boy . The others sit in the back seat. They tn the feature. It Isn't a good WHERE IN THE WORLD This historic village once served as temporary capital of New York State. Name it. IlPlqs!d Napoleon's brother settled here. Name this town. uoluelog North Carolina's capital from 1789 to 1793, it is now its furthest inland port. Name it. Oll!AOllOA-d What rivor was the scene of a recent bloody border clash? JOAlll lm--fl What island was recently in the news when Britain sent troops to restore the rule of the Crown? nlllnBuy FISHKILL -- Settled in the early 18th Century, Fishkill was significant during the Revolutionary War when it served as the state capital for six months, until the seat of government was moved temporarily to Kingston. Fishkill's extant Dutch Re- formed Church once served as a prison for one of America's first counter- spies, Enoch Crosby, repu- ted to be the prototype of James Fenimore Cooper's fictional hero of" The Spy." USSURI RIVER -- Site of recent clashes between Russian and Red Chinese troops, the Ussurl River has long been a disputed boundary between the two countries. In 1858 and 1860 Russia exacted from the Chinese two treaties, thereby gaining 380,000 square miles of land, much of It east of the Ussurt River. These treaties are now being challenged by Peking. BORDENTOWN -- This pretty, little town was once a busy shipping center and the home of some of Amertca!s early patriots. In 1778 Bordentown's citi- zens conceived a plot to blow up the British fleet at Philadelphia by means of a "mechanical keg." In 1816 the exiled king of Spain, Joseph Bonaparte, settled here. Among the historical houses still standing Is Clara Barton's schoolhouse, one of the movie, anyway. My boy friend puts Ms What ancient Roman resort now lles under the sea? t)lnll first free public schools In America. FAYETTEVILLE -- Sit- uated on the Cape Fear River, Fayettevllle is an industrial and agricultural center. Furniture, fabrics and lumber are produced here. Tobacco warehouses are the scene of annual auctions, and cotton and livestock are important to the city's economy. Near- by Fort Bragg Is one of the country's largest mili- tary posts. BAIA -- Baia once lay by the Bay of Naples, in the volcanic Phlegraean Fields, rich In mythology and history. Here Roman society gathered to enjoy parties, healthful sulfur baths and sea air. Censor, Nero, Cicero and Seneca maintained sumptuous villas. Today the spa lies buried under mud, sand, rocks and water, victim of a sinking coastline. Plans are underway to bring Bats to the surface and restore it. ANGUILLA -- This little island (35 square miles) was the recent cause of British embarrassment when it refused to be a part of the self-governing associated state of St. Kttts-Nevts-Angutlla and sought to follow a more independent path, precipi- tating the landing of British troops. Angutlla's poor economy is a matter of concern to the Crown and the principal source of the islanders' discontent. arm around me. That's all. He just sits there. When he puts his arms around me, I get the urge to make out. I kiss him on the neck and give him other hints. Well, about 10 minutes before the movie is over, he kisses me, but it's Just a peck. All the teen-agers around here go to the drive-in to make out. What's the matter with us7 Am I doing something the wrong way? -- S. in Dallas. A. You have a nice boy friend --a gentleman. He's protecting you. If you and he put on a display in the front seat, the couple in the back could hardly help watching every move you make. Be grateful he's the way he is. You could find many boys who, front seat or back, would be ready to make out with you even during the first movie. But after a movie or two with one of them you might wish for your nice friend back. Heavy necking is not necessary on a movie date. Enjoying being with each other Is the important thing. COOL OUTLOOK: Q. My boy friend and I plan to marry this fall. We're not engaged yet, but I'm sure his parents will object. They ignore me when I'm in their home. I'm very sensible and have tried to meet them halfway, but I don't know how much more I can stand. -- Ignored in Florida. A. Go more than halfway. Find out what they are In- terested in and talk to them about it. That's the quickest way to get them interested in you. DRESS BLUES: Q. My mother won't let me wear short dresses. I'm so flat-chested nothing looks good on me, anyway. The small town I liveinhas only about five or six decent stores, with prices so high I can hardly afford the dresses they have. When I do buy one, it is so cheaply made I'm ashamed to wear it. What can I do7 -- Need Figure and Clothes in California. A. Learn to sew and make your own. This way you can find patterns for dresses that will make your chest look larger. You can have dresses that don't fall apart at the seams, too. Your mother may be so happy about your new skill that she'll get Interested in the pattern books. They will prove to her that short dresses are the thing nowa- days. Postman vs. Home Owner More often than not, the rela- tionship between postman and home owner is a warm and friend- ly one. But even into this sunny clime a little rain must fall. Such as, when the postman gets hurt and sues the home owner for dam- ages. As a general rule, the home owner is not liable if he is not guilty of any negligence. For ex- ample: A home owner was sued by a postman who suffered a bad fall when a rotting porch step suddenly caved in. But a court found no liability. The judge pointed out that, since the rot was visible only By contrast, take the following case: A postman slipped and fell in the outer hallway of a home, be- cause an excessive amount of wax had been applied to the floor. This time, there being negligence on tlm part of the home owner, the court ordered him to pay the postman's claim. In terms of sheer frequency, the Number One hazard that the post- man faces is a bite by the home owner's dog. Many thousands of on-the-job bites are suffered each year by mail carriers. In such circumstances, the home owner is usually liable if the state has a "dog bite law." Under this law, a dog's master may be held responsible for a bite not only when he was negligent but even when he was not negligent in any way. If the state has no dog bite law, the home owner might still be liable--but only if he was some- how to blame for the bite. In one case, the owner of a vicious dog did take the trouble to post a "BEWARE OF DOG" sign on his front door. However, when a postman rang the bell to deliver a package, the man opened the door and permitted the dog to dash outside and bite the post- man in the leg. A court duly imposed legal liability on the householder. The judge said posting the warning did not end his responsibility to- ward those visitors who, like tim portman, had a perfect right to come onto the premises. An American Bar Association lmb- Uc service feature by Will Benmrd. @ 1969 American Bar Association from underneath, there was no reasonable way for the home own- er to have discovered the danger. 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Fate -- 30. Region 32. Checkered cloth ---- 34. Mean 35. Desert garden 36. Huge person 38. Military , assistant 4C. Tips 42. Isinglass 44. Promontory 47. Vehicle rr- 49. High card --I 52. Compass point 53. Engineering degree ART dU ST lW.AtlS WI "I'AI gOT OF YOLIit pAYCNi}eg., "YOU C'T L.teT D /  at"/'./ Shopalong Cashlessl/ % to brighten up your nest MASTER CHARGE CARDS ARE NOW HONORED AT THE FOLLOWING PLACES IN OHIO COUNTY SPINKS ' PHARMACY WEEDMAN MOTOR COMPANY OHIO VALLEY TIRE BEAVER DAM DRUG STYLE SHOPPE REYNOLDS AUTO DR. JIMMY BURDEN C AND H VARIETY STORE OHIO COUNTY TIMES FUQUA BUILDING AND SUPPLY TI CHENOR FURNITURE AND HARDWARE BANK W. C. WALLACE COMPANY TAYLOR DEPARTMENT STORE PORTER-LEACH HARDWARE SCHULTZ MEN AND BOY'S WEAR BEAVER DAM WESTERN AUTO ANDY'S TRADING POST KING'S DRUG STORE BEAVER DAM SUPPLY FASHION CENTER J. R. WILLIAMS HARDWARE DAD 'N' LAD SHOP THE SHARP COMPANY YOUNG LUMBER COMPANY DR. KENNETH T. STEVENS PAGE IMPLEMENT COMPANY TICHENOR CHEV-OLDS-BUICK, INC. YOUNG HARDWARE AND FURNITURE MEDICAL ARTS PHARMACY RICE DRUGS W. S. TAYLOR & SONS, INC. DR. R. D. SHREWSBURY, JR. BILL HIMES APPLIANCE A. F. PATTON & SON Every Friday Night Is NIGHT Open Until 8 r, Ohio County's 0nly Computerized Bank The Hartford Bank THE BANK THAT DOES MORE THINGS FOR MORE PEOPLE MOR OFTEN OFFICERS Andy Anderson, Chairman Doyle T. Crenshaw, Preeid(mt Earl R. Johnson, Vlce-Pruldent Cecil P. Taylor, Vice-Preeldent Glen Berxman, Cash/er HARTFORD, KENTI00K PERSONAL CHECKS FURNI SHED FREE DIRgCTORS An/Andarson R. T. Baker Doyle T, Crmmhaw Hayward Splnim Cdl P. Taylor Rolly Tlclmnor PAID SEMI-ANNuALLY ON ONE YEAR CERTIFICATES 2 Branch Banks Centertown and Spinks Shopping Center BANKING NOUNS: 8 a.m. to 5 I.t. Daily OPEN EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT UNTIL 8 PM Telephones Centert0wn Branch ,,o,.,.,.o,,,.,...,,.,..,. Hartford Branch 298-3261 298-3262 298-3263 232-4231 298-30085