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,.. o.,o 00oo.. TIMES Yeul"Pkhwe NwsNpef HARTFORD t KENTUCKY. NOVEMBER 10. 1966 4 ,..o.,o. TIMES Your Pictm hws Post Office Box Drawer 226 108 West Center Street HARTFORD, KENTUCKY 42347 PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY BY THE OHIO COUNTY TIMES PUBLISHER ANDY ANDERSON Entered as Second Class Matter at the Post Office in Hartford, Kentucky Phone 298-7100 YEARLY SUBSCRIPTION RATES Ohio and adjoining counties ...$2.00 Commonwealth of Kentucky...$3.00 Elsewhere in USA ........... $4.00 Servicemen ................. $1.00 i I NATIONAL N|WSPAPJR MEMBER [A@OTI KENTUCKY PRL%'S ASSOCIATION Editorials Of The Week Dedicated To Free Enterprise & Censtitutional Geverment THE BACKWARD BUG Washington (D.C.) Evening Stir The latest refinement in Pres- idential motoring is the backward bug, the innovation, naturally, of Lyndon B. Johnson. On the current White House limousine, it has Just been learned, there are tiny mic- rophones mounted. But they run backwards, from the outside in. The idea isn't to spread the words of wisdom from within, but to let the leader listen to the tumult and the shouting from without. The idea is to reassure President Johnson about the kind of reception he'll get before he risks stopping the car and pressing the flesh with the folks along the curb. If they're negative, he keeps going. If they're MIDDLE CLASS We don't hear much about the great "middle class" of the Amer- ican society any more. The middle class man has almost become the forgotten man although he is still definitely with us. There was a time when critics of society took pleasure in attack- ing the middle class as the re- pository of puritan virtues, the foun- tainhead of anti-intellectualism, and the fortress of parochialism and prejudice. But not any more. Maybe it's be- cause the middle class affluence is so widespread in the country that the old labels simple become ra- ther meaningless. And we also strongly suspect that the middle class is winning sympathy because it's carrying the brunt of the tax load and all of the ideas and pro- grams hatched in Washington. We recently read good criteria for determlning whether a person falls ihto the middle class, and if you're wondering whether you're in this most American of all classes, here are the guidelines to make your determination: If taxes - income, property, sales, excise, and hidden varieties-give you constant pain, that's part of the whooping it up, he gives them the friendly five. For a President as apparently dependent on public adulation as ours, the next step seems logical, technically feasible and inevitable. It is to install a tape between the outside mikes and the inside speakers, so that no matter if the crowds are muttering or maintaining silence along the curb, in the tonneau they will always be clapping and yelling and only with difficulty re- straining their wild enthusiasm. The device, come to think of it, could be duplicated in the White House iteelf and gradually flH the gap left by Jack Vaienti. Savannah (Ga3 Evening Press middle class symptoms. If your son or daughter is not eligible to earn college money in part-time work because  your In- come exceeds the maximum set by the government's youth opportunity program, sorry, sir, you're mid- dle class. If you don't qualify for rent sub- sidles, welfare assistance, and free medical care, you must be middle class. If you have to pay all of your bills, you can be pretty sure you're middle class. If you dabble in stocks but own so few of them that a dip in the market really doesn't shake you, then you're definitely stuck in the middle class. The middle class person is the forgotten man of the 20th Century, that is, until April 15 every year. Per Uncle Ssm knowg, even if he doesn't sdmit it, that it is the thous- ands of dollars from the millions of the middle class, not the millions of dollars from the thousands of the rich, thst keep the country opersting and paying the tab for the Great Soclety. If the shoe fits, gladly accept. You won't get another one for free. BANKRUPTCY CIRCLE Sharonville This guaranteed annual personal income business appears to be a bon- anza in some people's eyes, but it's bound to backfire or boomerang and the sooner the better. It's a very lovely thought that all people in this cOuntry should be guaranteed an income regardless of what their economic status is and whether or not they work one day, eight, five, three, one or no hours and number of weeks. Seems tO us the pitch is to help the needy or those on relief. A group at the University of Chicago is releasing a Guaranteed Annual Income Newsletter advocating that the guaranteed income will do away with poverty. Sounds as if it's adeal to "rob the rich and help the poor"...Shades of Robin Hood's doingsl The bulk of American taxpayers are in the middle income bracket and are taxed the same as all other income groups. How anyone pro- (Ohio) Suburban Press meting the guaranteed income could figure that the middle Income group is "rich" is beyond us, for it will be that group which will suffer the most in paying tax. That group is having a difficult enough time to keep their heads above water in meeting their budgets. Oh the pity of it all is that those on relief, being given the guaranteed income without having to work for it, will probably receive the money without havin to 1say the 32 percent in- come tax the rest of us have to pay. It will all boil down to the fact that the old law of economics - supply and demand - will be in force and the demand will be greater than the supply. That is, those who are being taxed will have no more income to be taxed to pay for the demanded guaranteed income, hence the supply will be exhausted. The demand factor will become greater and the government will be bank- rupt, sure as we live and breathe. INFLATION'S SAD A s long as paper money was backed by gold or silver there was little chance for inflation, but when the New Deal required a little infla- t.lon to make the nation prosper- ous they repudiated the gold and sil- ver gu[rantee. It was known what happened to France when they re- pudiated gold and issued paper money against the nation's wealth. HISTORY Zion fill.) News It was known what happened to Ger- many when paper money was issued to meet the need without regard to a sound backing. In both instances, people lost everything. It was most cruel. Wealthy people became pau- pers. Workmen had no food and government was helpless because it, too, had no backing and no credit. THE PARTY LINE II 9g00C By Tom Anderson ! of the pompous, phony Clement I could never become what's pop- wherever that is. eL '''] llU] ularly known as a "good" Repub- Most Republicans have a simple t-/ lican. Or a "good" Democrat, or platform: Get in. Whatever it takes, "good" Third Party member. A get in. I have argued long and loud ; party man is one who puts with these people for 25 years. party ahead of principles. He who Some of them say with sincerity :  wears the collar of the party must (as did Goldwater of NelsonRocke-  Pa?nthe penalty- degradation, feller) if we get him in, we can the current races I have made convert him. Which is another vet- speeches for both Democrat and Re- slon of that ancient cliche: "You  publican candidates. For instance, have to get elected before you can -- / ---z[ / in Arkansas I supported Democrat be a statesman." To which the ob- ...-. Jim Johnson against Republican vious answer is: "Name me one / Winthrop Rockefeller. There is no man who ever ran on a liberal : -_,- Living Rockefeller, to my know- platform and turned conservative .,.. :f  ledge, who I would support for dog when he got in. Or, name me one " catcher. If you want an indication man who ever lied his way into .:.:,- - of the actual nothingness of the Re- office and then turned honest." ,:;::', :::- : .... "-'- publican Party in most of the South, That theory is as ridiculous as -: ::L'_L, you don't ,have to look any further the claim that once Red China gets ' ':'* r'['= : +" ":':r-- than Arkansas. Winthrop Rock- in the United Nations she'll mellow efeller now is the Arkansas Re- and get civilized. (Like the other /q P publican Party. Arkansas was sold comrats and cannibals.) once-along with some other real I have certainly tried to make al,__ __ __ estate-for $15 million (as part of this article on politics moderate, the Louisiana Purchase). I can't friends. You will note that I have believe Arkansas is still for sale. not once referred to cheap poli- I have been asked many timeswhy ticians. There are no cheap polit- ANOTHER UN "LAW" FOR U.S.? our ALABAMA FARMER refused lctans; they are all expensivel There to take a stand on the current are, of course, a few honest polit- i By Rosolie M. Oordon election in Alabama: The answer is iclans. But they're as unusual as a Editor, Amerlca's Future easy. We didn't choose between Mar- five-letter word at Berkeley. As tin and Wallace because they're Mark Twain observed: "An honest The United Nations is often de- vention of the U.S. Constitution's both good; and we didn't choose man in politics shines more than scribed as futile but harmless. But First Amendment guaranteeing between Grenier and Sparkman be- he would elsewhere." when Ambassador Arthur J. Gold- freedom of speech, with the UN de- cause they're both bad. As they say But let us give credit where ere- berg, shortly after the UN General ciding for Americans, if this treaty in Alabama, bedfellows make dit Is due. Many of you doubtless Assembly met this year, quietly and should be approved, what constitutes strange politics, saw the performances of the trained with little fanfare signed for the the "dissemination of Ideas." In Tennessee ouradvicewas:Don't fleas at the fair. It Is quite re- ke United States one of those UN de- For another thing, the treaty would fail to fail to vote for either Frank markable what fleas can be trained re claratlons which has now achieved guarantee to everyone "universal Clement or Junior Baker for Big to do. So take comfort. Mark Twain pr the status of a treaty, the harm to and equal suffrage" - this glving Mouth Bass' Senate Seat. Baker observed: "Fleas can be taught uL the constitutional rights of free the UN power to do away with all is the son-in-law of Lyndon John- nearly anything that a congressman i TI Americans could be incalculable. If our voting qualifications as to age, son's floor manager, Everett Dlrk- can." approved by two-thirds of our Sen- literacy, residence and moralchar- son, and is somewhere to the left And vice cersa. ate, this treaty becomes a "supreme acter. law of the land." According to the treaty no one is _ ,..... It has been knocking around the to have, among other things, any UN for a number of years - a pet "preference" - that's the word project of the communist and Afro- used - based on color, race, descent Asian blocs. It has a clever title, or national or ethnic origin which "The United Nations Declaration on might "impair equal footing...in the Elimination of Racial Dlscrimi- the political, economic, social (soc- nation," so if you point out its dan- ial, mind youl) cultural or anyother "THINK I'LL SELL MY U.S.O. STOCK" gers you can be branded as " racist." field of public life." Ambassador Goldberg could see In all this, and much else con- By Harry Browne nothing in the treaty incompatible rained in the treaty, the citizens with the American Constitution, of the United States would be sub- Being an ambitious reporter, as- pany could afford. They would have which indtcatedthatperhapstheAm- jected to the interpretations andde- signed to do a story on big busi- to make a profit, you know. That's bassador eisher had not read the cisions of theUN'scontrollingAfro- ness, I looked up the statistics and another one of those free enter- treaty carefully or had forgotten Asian bloc. And it is interesting to found that the biggest company prise shibboleths." what is in the Constitution. For note that it has been reported that around was an outfit called U.S. "What's a shibboleth?" I asked. one thing, this UN treaty makes an the Rev. Martin Luther King and Government. "Of course," he went on, "what offense punishdble by law "the dis- other "civil rights" leaders have I made arrangements for an in- you see here is only about one-. semtnatton of Ideas" that might be already discussed possible demon- terview with an executive of this third of the staff. There are twice an IncRement to racial dis- strations in Washington, as one ac- thriving combine. We decided to as many more upstairs In those crtmlnatton. This provislon grew out count put It, "to force early ratlf- meet at one ofthetrbuslestoffices-- tunnels, behind the two-way mlr- of an original proposal by Soviet icaUon by the Senate" of this dan- the Chicago Post Office. rors. Those people spy on the ones Russia's communist province of gerous UN treaty. "Yes, we're so efficient," hesaid down here to make sure that every- Bylorussia. It is in direct contra- as the interview began, "We're so thing is safe and sound." efficient that we are getting into "What are some of the otherlines TAXES PAYING THEIR FANCY RENT many newbusinesses. Just thts year your companymarkets?" we entered the medical insurance "Oh, I couldn't be[in to tell you ,, utp,,,=:mes-%-a'c L field in a big way. I'm sure we all of them. But we-re in electric Richmond (Va.I will bring order to an otherwise power generation, loans to Just about { may surprise some of the members chaotic medical market." everyone, urban renewal, overseas The Great Society's controversial of Congress who thought they were "That's interesting," I said. "Tell charities, agriculture - you nameit, "rent supplement" program, re- voting for nothing more than rent me, what--" we're in it. And you might not be-, cently launched on Congress after subsidies (not to mention taxpayers "Excuse me," he Interrupted as lieve It, but some of those a|vls- several prior defeats, Is Just now who manage to get by without such we walked through the building, "I tons are even more efficiently-run [| getting under way in several cities, assistance In homes and apartments see this hallway is blocked by than this one." One of them is Baltimore, which renting for less than $169 per backed-up mailbags; we'll have to "I find that hard to believe, ' ! has received $400,000 from thefed- month), go outside and enter from another said, climbing over a loose stack f i| eral government to move some 300 But if those on the receiving end direction." mail that had piled up In the center families into new quarters where of "renticare" seem to be getting "Why are the mailbags stackedup of the floor. As I climbed down the average rent will be $160 per a bargain, their benefits are slight here In the hall?", I asked, the other side, I brushed the cob- month, compared to the rewards to be "Well, it's just a small matter, webs off of me and we resumed our Washington will pick up the tab reaped by those who willadminister You see, we have none of the pro- conversation. I | for approximately one-third of the the program. Each of the 200 ram- blems that plague private enter- "The really exciting develop,- t rent - $54 per month on the average, ilies involved in the Baltimore pro- prise. That's why we're so much ments," he went on, "are in our j | It is also providing $25 on the aver- gram will receive an average of more efficient. We don't have to new lines. We're in the poverW [ age for moving expenses, $30 to $888 dollars a year. To run the concern ourselves with employee business now, you know. And we're [ pay overdue electric bills, $125 program, Baltimore's Welfare De- relations or consumer demand or getting ready to produce specl/l | so that each family can buy new partment is hiring 20 bureaucrats any of those reactionary free enter- demonstration cities." furniture and utensils, and $5 per whose annual salaries will eat up prise shibboleths." "Oh, I see. You're going to pro- month for transportation to social nearly $150,000 of the $400,000fed- "What's a shibboleth?" I asked, duce cities that are specially made functions. Theseaddltlonalexpenses eral grant. "And so," he went on, "when for demonstrations and riots?" we found we were paying too much I received no answer, only a look WHERE THE BLAME LIES overtime, we Just plain cut it OUt. Of contempt for what apparently Slash?" I ducked a karate swing was my ignorance. We finally said he was making for emphasis. "Just goodbye and I cllmbed back through Beevilh (Texas) D h: - .ee-r,cayune like that we saved untold amounts the escape hole in the stack of mail- free to travel with a gun in his of money. Of course, there'sasmall sacks in the front lobby of the They Say the old west is dying, automobile, storage problem as we figure out Post Office. Nith the increase in population there The furor all began with the what to do with the mail that's I returned to my office and wrote is bound to be a change. With more assassination of President Kennedy. backed up. my article - pointing out that any people, residents who used to leave Since that time there have been "Ah here," he said as we entered company as big and powerful as their houses open so that friends, several other accidental killings, another hallway, also loaded U.S. Government was bound to be neighbors, or passersby who needed some gang killings, and several with mail sacks, "We can get through efficient. And from the way the mail a spot to rest could drop in are snipers. These acts are all regret- here, I'm sure." is stacking up in the Chicago Post now learning that they must lock table in an educated society, but is He pulled a mail sack out of the Office, any thought that their new the doors, the real culprit the weapon used? solid wall of sacks and we crawled lines would not be efficient and Within the last five years, the A re there more accidental gun through the hole into the main work- exciting was Just a... Just a... well. residents of this area have learned deaths or drownings? How many room of the Post Office. Just a shibboleth. that they can no longer run into a children have hanged themselves? "As you can see," he pointed (The foregoing was written with I store, leaving the keys in their car How many children have died after out, "We have a much larger staff tongue in cheek, and with thanks or the motor running. Many have swallowing poisonous substances? than any private enterprise corn- to Kent Courmey for the idea.) learned the hard way that one cannot A man can do more harm with a leave packages in an unlocked car. gun than most other weapons of WHO PAYS FOR IHI: _ What does this all mean? With the death. But one can also ward off increase in population comes an in- danger better with a gun; other- Jefferson (Ohio) Gazette ), crease in undesirables, wise why should we arm out police There are the "free" lunches The worthy men of Congress are force? It would seem from all ac- arguing a gun ownership bill at this counts in the news that the cautious for schools, the "free" milk - this free loading, andpayaearly?... not that some of the indigent chll- Everywhere you turn, the people time. Instead of dealing with the homeowner should be purchasing dren do not need them (of course of this once proud, once free coun- rapid increase in crime, they are a gun to place near his bed, ra- they do) but when do they start try, are looking for a handout from centering their attention on a fire- ther than be required by law to arms law to try to prevent aprivate turn such weapons over to auth- learning that they must pay for all the federal establishment. citizen from owning a gun or being orities. 'NOTHIN ' HAIRCUT' Fredonia {Kans.) Herald GOING UP Sturgis (S.D.) Black Hills Press They have a new name for the haircuts these "beatle-type" males bet, "nothin' off the top, nothin' The cost of living wasn't the only up 431,670 from 1960. In 1960 the who have mops of hair on their off the sides, nothin' off the back." statistic to Jump this year. During federal payroll cost $12.6 billion. heads and it's called a "nothin' This would seem like an entirely fiscal 1966 (which ended June 30) In 1966--$18.7 billionl No wonder haircut." When they sit down in appropriate name for it, judging the number of federal employees the federal government faces fiscal the barber's chair, if in fact they by most of the heads we've seen averaged 2,818,015, an increase of problemsl...Sen. Karl Mundt. really ever do, they tell the bar- sporting that style. 338,526 over 2,479,489 in 1965 and