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THE OHIO COUNTY TIMES, HARTFORD, KENTUCKY, JULY 5, 1973 4 Tom Anderson's Straight Talk @OO@OOOOOOOOOO@OOOOOOOOO@OO@OO@OO@OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO1 Watergate was unimportant as far as a bunch of arrogant power-mad little people in big jobs is concerned. But Watergate is terribly important in its revelation of the fascistic, ruthless, opportunistic, vindictive, dishonest and immoral status of Big Brother today. Watergate is not "Republican". Watergate is big government at work, smothering individual rights and decency. Watergate is scary. It is indicative of incipient dictatorship. Big Businessmen who bribed the Administration with multi-millions are outraged thattheir money ended up in suitcases, ladled our surrep- titiously, without record and without integrity. It's just what they deser- ved. Big Businessmen and Union Bosses who give to policitians expect to get "value received". No business, union, individual, or organization should be allowed to give any policitian or campaign more than a nominal amount (say $100), and every contribution should be a matter of public record. A public accounting, weekly, should be mandatory for all campaigns and candidates. Plans to set up an "independent commission" to investigate and prosecute violators is a ridiculous "solution". A com- mission appointed by politicians? Who will guard the guards? The answer to the problem is drastic reductions in allowable expense, and full public disclosure. President Nixon has proposed the Commission idea. Who would he have head-up the Commission, Bebe Robozo or Mr. Abplanalp? .;;;;:.;.:.:::-:::.:.::::::.:::;::., :iiiPAUt HARVEY NEWS" ii!iiiil i DIRTY POLITICS by Paul Harvey :i:i:i Of all the reprehensible things President Nixon has done, and failed to do, in regard to Watergate, prehaps the worst was to hide behind the facade of "defense secrets" he claimed to be protecting. The only secrets the government of the U.S. has are the secrets it has from its own people. The high echelons of our government are replete with traitors who convey all our secrets to the Communist enemy. One problem in limiting individual contributions and total expenditures is that such would help keep in- cumbents in. Generally speaking, that would be highly undesirable. If we substituted for the 100 Senators, for instance, names picked at random from a telephone directory in each state, we might be better off. Also, incumbents already enjoy the huge advantage of the franking privilege and more ready access to exposure in the so-called news media. SELLING THE ROPE An American" in- dustrialist named Armand Hammer has concluded a $10 billion dollar deal with hisbuddiesin the Kremlin.He has had buddies there ever since Lenin. He is the epitome of the American businessman who Lenin said "would sell the rope to hang himself with if he could make a profit on it." Hammer and his fellow pro-Marxists will build a fertilizer complex in Russia, as well as an oil and gas pipeline which he says could amount to $17 billion in trade over a 23-year period. "American" banks, currently charging the average American sucker 81/z to 9 percent for money, will lend billions to the Russians for far less. Like "our" government does. Russia badly needs fertilizer and as every American motorist knows, we badly need oil and gas. Of course, our known reserves are estimated at present consumption levels, to be adequate to supply our needs for 300 years, were it not for the plan of the industry giants to drive out the little producer and retailer, and were it not for the ecology nuts, and the people who want us to be dependent on Siberian oil. GROUND BODIES To their credit, the Russians unlike the Red Chinese, have refrained from doing away with their old folks who were unable to serve the state, by having their bodies ground up and spread on the land for fertilizer. Of course, the Russians have never had such  surplus of people as have the Chinese. Nor have the Russians ever shown enough mechanical ingenuity to grind up bodies or anything else, efficiently. How Can a society which has not yet  mastered the art of making toilets work, produce an efficient People exposed to squads are graves and are thus sustenance to ordinary In defense of friend, Mao Tse Tung, that it would have practical to have the 40 million to 60 has had murdered. of you faint-hearts President of the proffer the hand of give aid and trade to please bear in mind Tung murders without race, creed, or color, course, makes it wouldn't want our "recognize" any who were guilty of you? A Silent Reminder Of Our Many Senator Charles Percy says in all his years of public life he has never seen any political chicanery to compare with Watergate. enator Charles Percy of Chicago said that? Oh, come now! What I am about to say is going to be constructed as a defense of President Nixon. I can't help that. I'vecriticized his Administration altogether as freely as I have praised it; nonetheless, any effort to keep Watergate in perspective is certain to be constructed by some as an elf art to justify wrongdoing. My home-base city is Chicago. Election after election I've watched machine politicians play the game the way the city's electorate expects-- tilt the voting machines; vote winos for four bits and dead people for free; lose enough ballot boxes to reverse adefeat--o that the pomposity and sanctimonimity of some politicians in this present in'stance makes me sick! WELL, H'LO THERE, GHILrlrL...WHAT THE HECK YOU DOING DOWN HE;RIg? Independence Day For many Americans, there is no more stirring sight than that of the Statue of Liberty silhouetted against the sky--a tall, proud embodiment of freedom's spirit. As another In- dependence Day, July 4, approaches, she stands as a silent reminder of the freedoms so many have fought and died for. Celebrations commemorating the signing of the Declaration of In- dependence on July 4, 1776 will take several forms--under the vigilant eye of that symbol of freedom--parades, picnics, colorful festooning millions homes. However, the part will be hidden That is the quiet every American heart to perpetuate liberty, justice and were built so Those ideals are the weapon against are the very United States. They guarded carefully as possession they are. Twowrongswon't makeWatergateright. Tenwrongortenthousand l'i/l 1-E'"A" Costing A mericans wrongs won't, h n lnts  tJ'l' But a recitation of some recent history might remind t e insta t sa" in our midst that in love, war and politics some fight dirty. As President, J.F.K. told aChicago audience, "'1 rode into the White :::::::: -- "-- aea IYlllll'"'"on HouseonMayorDaley'scoattails, whichindeedhedid, iii00!iii o " "'un'r- " With the electoral votes of Illinois, Mr. Nixon would have been elected iii':.:.i  A'#d[r .. :i:i President decisively in 1960. iii.":'iii F  aLt, U , " was " " "" .......... .... _ : :i:i:.: Yes, there postelectlon fuss over ballot boxes dumped into Lake ::!: i *' :efimra ieehi:divCmeo n!og$4: w::a:ereheyO yt:khShuOulshbc:!  '      t" :i:!: Michigan,' but there was no --ent oL--- --,:  .... h *.:ii..i:',: ,  ,   , t31 ii!!i John Kennedy with the s.  *: : , ......... : ' "'  ii!:ii Our beloved legislators, aided and ' iiiii And in Texas, also decisive in defeating . Nixon in 1960, there was !iiiii!i abetted by a loyal army of 1 iiii subsequently exposed corrupt election machinery such as jamming i!!i!iii bureaucrats, have done it to us again, i s !i!! voting machines in Republican precincts and misread ballots, i!!i'.'.: They have made a mess more dif- for a family of four, and in two neigh- dinated to avoid overla in and welfare ro ramS PP g P g !ii In Angelina County, Texas, there were only 86 voters who voted. Yet, iii ficult to unscramble than a dozen borhoods benefits ...exceeded the pyramiding of benefits for those professional freeloade! :!:!i.::::. guess what? The official tally for Angelina County was 24 for Nixon and :.:.:.:.:!:i"':i e,,as,,, and it is costin,o all of us, as $6,500 adequate-inc0me level ad- diligent enough to make a career out who would rather n?i i::::: 148 for Kennedy. In other words, 86 voters voted 172 votes. :::::::: taxpayers, several hundred million vocated by the National Welfare of getting all they can. Practically designing programs t i !i! i dollars a year with the assurance that Rights Organization." everyone agrees with these reform to those who really ::i: However, when the New York Herald Tribune prepared 12 articles !:!:i:. it is oin to cost a lot more The Public attitudes toward tho, who goals and with the point that the in- means that there w :'iiiil proving vote fraud, that paper was dissuaded from publishing that ii:'..'!! n,",f he ,,me is welfare" and want to reform welfare non- centive to work, as well as the op- ublic support :.:.. ..... :...... ........... , - , p :.'.i:: evidence by Richard NLxon, who said, "Our natron cannot now afford to :::i:i: what a ame it is  systems" and get benefits to those portunities for employment, must be representatives, who ":f:.: be torn by the agony of a constitutional crisis." !:::!: Business Week macazine revorts on who really need it will have to change improved, tured as heartless, ::!iiiiii More distressing to me than politicians spying on one another is the !.;.:i! a study of welfare program's made before any action is likely to come. If we really want to control pinching destroyer: ii.:':'! difficulty we ve had in finding a nonpartisan someone of incontrovertible i!i!!!i nubile bv Renresentative Martha We must accept the fact that those " government spending and kee the rograms to hel the :!i:." integrity to conduct the investigation ::::!::: -.oo.=. ,, . r ......... P p _ P :4:.:. . ............. ..... :::::::: t, runms wnom cnmrman ot me oom who work for a living should earn tax collector from beating more fact the may only :::::i:! An laeallSt mlgnt imagine mat our law scnoois ann our law courts :i:i:i: 'o,,,,,mio Pammittaa' uh- , Y , .... ...... . ................................ more money than those who don t and dollars out of us, there must be the better welfare system. :i::i would provide an inexhaustible supply ofinvarmblejustjurnsts. Yet, look :i:i:i:: ,'-mmitt,-n fiscal iiov The study live solely on welfare. People on broadest kind of public support for a little closer to doi !iiiii at the trouble we've had finding even one man we can all trust. ::ii!i!i! w''mdo-w'ith tho-Ialrn'nf"t'h p.norai :.:..... ..... :.:.:.: ....................... r ..............   "m 7" .! 1 were intended to do in ::..'..::: That has to be sadder by far than the much pubhczed law violations ........ .:::.:... :::::::: Accounting Office and covered i:ii!:!: :i:i:i: benefit records of typical households trice reeze lYeeded If you area voter, I :!:!:!:i Yet it does help us understand why Scripture says that when the Master :i:!:i: ,,  .......  .......  n,,,, "::i':':!:i:i:i: Fisher of men calls the final roll there won be any keepers. !:!:i::.:.:.:.:.: Week _ruts it, the study" "_ ...documents . supportingmeaffs doingcamyOurli lateS ;...........:.......:.:.:.:.:.:.:..;..........:.:.:.:.:.:....;......*:.:.:..:..+:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:.:::.:.:.:.:::::::::::.:::::::::::::.:::::::::.::::::::::::::::[ for the first time the widely suspected Peerless logm has never been a controls were. People forget that the theirs. It takes a httl ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: fact that some families can get more common attribute of the human race. increased cost of many food items, but, nevertheless, Reasons Behind Hikes Job-creating industries must have electricity, all of which means un- precedented investment in new generating capacity. The figures cited in the pamphlet truly get to the heart of power economics. Wages have risen 78 percent: steel has gone up 32 percent : taxes have skyrocketed 171 percent  interest rates have climbed 56 percent; copper wire has soared 98 percent. All of these increases have taken place in the past 10 years--a period during which the rates of this power com- pany have remained virtually stationary. Obviously, the time has come to "bite the bullet," as the saying goes, and face squarely the facts of life with regard to electric energy. Beca-.tse of its very abundance, the public has tended to underrate the importance of energy. Now it can no longer do so, and we must prepare to accept the true costs of maintaining adequate supplies of energy for tomorrow's needs--needs that will be met, to an ever-greater extent, by electricity. +Portland General Electric Com- pany Why must electric rates go up? That is the subject of a lucid and timely pamphlet issued by one of the dozens of electric companies that find themselves no longer able to offset rising costs of doing business with greater operating efficiencies. This company+ has been compelled to request a 25 percent rate increase. The pamphlet is an ABC explanation of the economics of the power business and why the public has a vital stake in supporting the request for higher rates. In the case of this company, the population of its service area is ex- pected to increase by 175,000 people by 1980--up 16 percent. But the population increase is only part of the story. In the words of the pamphlet, "... new social attitudes of in- dependence have resulted in young people leaving home earlier and living in a place of their own. This means fewer people on the average in each household sharing electricity's benefits and a lot more households to serve." Then there must be jobs to employ the expanding population and the expanding number of households. Take stock inAmerica. out of the $100-billion non-system of federal, state, and local benefit programs than they could possibly earn--and more than many of their neighbors do earn." The examples are legion. One woman in an Eastern city was reported to be collecting $426 a month, tax-free, from five or more benefit programs. The average wage of an employed woman in the same neigh- borhood is $371. In addition to killing incentive, the present welfare hodgepodge actually makes it im- possible for many of its beneficiaries to work for a living if they have any regard for the well-being of their families. If a woman receiving Aid to Families with Dependent Children gets a job, the benefits she receives drop to 67 percent. The price of food stamps goesupasearningsrise,and if the family lives in subsidized housing the rent increases also. Represen- tative Griffiths pointsout, "...As a result, the family's total income may increase by only a few cents per dollar earned." But the penalties are even harsher than this, as Business Week explains, "In many states, medicaid stops dead when income rises one dollar above the eligibility limit, confronting a family with the possibility of medical bills double or treble its earned income." In such situations as this, there is no way out of the welfare squirrel cage once a family gets into it. The Griffiths study shows that most "professional" welfare households receive money from more than one program, often as many as six or seven. The record was held by a family collecting from 11 programs and averaging better than $700 a month. Households receiving benefits Sadly, this is being proved again as many reach the conclusion that Phase Ill has failed and rigid price controls or perhaps a freeze are needed to halt inflation. As the Wall Street Journal points out. an important part of the jump of the costoflivinghas been due to in- creased food prices, where Phase III controls are no differe.t than Phase II including meat, is due to increased costs of production and to increased demand for these food products. Freezing prices at low levels that eliminated producer profit is no way to increase supply which, in turn, is the only way to reduce the pressure on prices. Let's quit kidding ourselves. Controlling the federal budget will control inflation and that is the end of the story. possible to save of dollars and still expand the capaciq a nation to meet who are disac ill, old or otherwise their way without help. our goal. It without accepting the real welfare reform. Marilyn Manio calls him, a One hates to mention the Cold War in the sophisticated Seventies. The Soviet Union and Communist China are our friends. Who dares to differ? Father Daniel Lyons, Editor of the National Catholic Newspaper, Twin Circle, dares. Here is how he laid it on the line for Manion Forum listeners not too long ago: "There's no question in my mind that the Communists in Moscow have made a concerted effort to kill any talk about the Cold War. They are always talking about the detente, which we have heard so much about ever since 1920. This detente, does not work. Everytime there is a war, the Communists seem to be on the other side. except in World War II when we went to their aid. "There will not be a war between Peking and Moscow, for a long, long time at any rate, because Peking is simply too weak and the economy is so poorly handled that they're simply never gever going to be able to threaten Moscow as a nuclear power. "Moscow and Peking cooperated very. very closely in Vietnam and they will cooperate very much together now, helping Hanoi and helping the Communists stir up trouble in Laos, Thailand, and Cambodia. There's really only one enemy in the world, as far as the United States is concerned, that carries any serious threat, and that is the Soviet Union. "A recent best-selling book by David Halberstam, "The Best and the Brightest", refers to the Kennedy Presidential era. Halberstam says that we never had the courage to ask ourselves whether or not we should have been fighting for Hanoi, whether we were not actually fighting for the wrong side in Vietnam. Halberstam was a young cub reporter with no reputation at all in Vietnam ten years ago. He really created all the propaganda about the Buddhist crisis in order to bring about the overthrow of the government of South Vietnam in the assassination of Diem. That made him an instant hero. "Halberstam goes back to the late '40's to tell us that Owen Lattimore was a distinguished Sinologist, as he China. He tells us who cooperated so timore, John K. Stewart Service Joh and men like also, John Patton these were the best foreign service. men kept telling us t was amanwe "Now what he very dishonest. He men predicted that ceed. What he fails these men said we That's the insidious] And he nows tries whole thing by right. They were wanted Commtmism Asia. "There's no doubt Halberstam feels been what's terrible is that it's by liberal reading for years of students."