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HE OHIO COUNTY TIMES, HARTFORD, KENTUCKY, NOVEMBER 21, 1973 m n J o m m For many years, many of us have said over and over: "What counts is the man, not the party, vote for the man". Having said that many times, I ,)w think that I was wrong. What icounts is not the man-what counts is the principle. Neither men nor parties are to be fully trusted. Millions of Americans now know hat the two major political parties in lhis country stand for nothing except getting power and keeping it. Millions of Americans know in their hearts that many of the men they put Zheir faith in, could not stand the pressures of office, the heady fumes of power. Millions of Aznericans now know that for forty years both Republicans and Democrats have led us down the road to collectivism, bankruptcy, 4 Tom Anderson&apos;s Straight revolution, and dictatorship. Under both Democrat and Republican ad- ministrations, our government in concert with American Big Business has done more to help Communism s/lcceed than have all the combined non-Communist nations of the world. "Americans" have financed and installed more than half of the in- dustrial capacity of the Soviet Union. "Americans" have saved the Soviet Union and Red China from being taken over by the slaves they have conquered and the resistors they intend to conquer. Under both Democrats and Republicans, our government, through abandonment of the gold standard, through continous deficit spending, through confiscatory taxation, through government- sponsored union racketeering, through fantastic give-aways at home and abroad, through emasculation of the legal processes, through actual sponsorship of anarchy, atheism, immorality, and resurrection, through deliberate subsidization of the enemy, through the wrong wars, at the wrong time against the wrong enemies, our leaders are and have been destroying the land of the free and the home of the brave-- deliberately. So, what can we-the-people do about it? Everything! Remember we are the government. DEDICATED MINORITES Every nation and every people eventually get the kind of government Talk Billie Sol Estes, Chappaquiddick, Watergate, Agnew and Nixon because we deserved them. So it's hopeless; Not at all. It would only be hopeless if the American people really want what they've got-- and I can't believe that they do. 'But, the majority wants it like it is!" many contend. The majority doesn't know what it wants, and never has. History is not made by majorities, but by dedicated minorities.To recover our free Republic and our freedom, all we need is a dedicated minority for what's good and what's right, which is stronger than the dedicated minority for what's wrong and what's evil, which brought us to the brink. We need men who'll be loyal to principles, not to parties or con- :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: they deserve. We got Bobby Baker, ,%..., ......,, :::::::: PAUL HARVEY NEWS :-:.:.: :.:.:. ::i::{iii LABOR UNIONS' NEW LOOK :i:i:!:! 'N.:: !:i::: by Paul Harvey ii[!iiii There are 85 million American workers working. stituencies. We need Sam Ervins who'll investigate the Bobby Bakers just as relentlessly as they investigate the Gordon Liddys. We need so-called newscasters who'll as gleefully ex- pose how Lyndon Johnson got his millions as will expose how Richard Nixon got his. We need a press which will publish the whole truth about Chappaquiddick as quickly as about Watergate. We need to return to the Constitution of the United States--but even more than that, we need to return to morality. Consider all of our major problems, domestic and foreign, and boil them down to their essence. They all go back to morality. It's immoral to help the greatest tyranny in human history; it's ira- moral to draft a person to fight a war that the Congress lacks the integrity to declare; it's immoral to have lived beyond our means for 28 of th years, and to pass the debts children's children's children. immoral to forcibly take haves to give to the will-nots, etc., etc., etc. So what do we do now? people, the moral Americans must "all over", as some tend. And it won't be all over quit. Only a few responded Revere rode through our hollering: "The British are Only a few defended the Concord. Only a few is our risen Lord!" All we need is for the .get involved. OK? iiiiiiii Digest describes what it calls a iiiii Unions generally discourage piecework pay, production-line speedups. ::..::::::.:,:.: ,,medmal" errata" " " stemming' " . . . iiiiiii Without union restraint, both management and employees may thus ii!!i! from the lack in this country of new iiii!! profit and prosper . i:.:.:.'.'! prescription medications-- i!ii!i: While industry seeks to improve opportunities for the nonunion worker, i: medications widely used abroad-to ::::::::::::::i unions are "diversifying." ii!ii treat our most threatening diseases, i:i:i:i The Christian Science Monitor recently researched the United Auto ii!i It involves delays of many years in !ii!'LWoy.kers  .... th_LUit .... Miorkers and discoyered,there arfewer   tliAlLJg" " , " al ,r-: .... :::-'::.mnllLW"W! .  --, ............................................ r ..... ' " ;..:.( There are some things money-- dollars, at least--cannot buy. As a number of authorities have warned for some time, this may prove to be the case with foreign imports of petroleum. These authorities have said all along that there is no sub- stitute for intelligent and aggressive development of U.S. oil and gas resources. They have warned against the folly of delaying the trans-Alaska pipeline, offshore exploration and other policies and measures that have discouraged oil industry incentives. Now the chickens are coming home to roost The oil-rich Arab world, for one, has no qualms about the thought of Americans shivering away the winter in heatless homes--or struggling to work under automobile gas rationing programs. By mere possession of some of the best oil and natural gas producing fields on Earth, the Arabs are able to dictate on their own terms the processing of such valuable forms of energy to the rest of the world For the U.S., that could very well' mean" food makers and m.kmen i Some members of the United Auto Workers union make zippers in :!:i:i:i Indiana, brass pots in Massachusetts, fly swatters in Illinois. i:i:!:: Some members of the United Mine Workers union make doughnuts .......i!i!:"'ii for a living. :::::::: And unions, through their vast investments aggregating some $3 :::::::: !iilii i billion, are now themselves industrialists, employers, "management." i ! Our U,S labor force will approximate 112 million workers within 15 ::iiii!i years. There is no indication that the growth of union membership will ii!iiiii keep pace. iliii :::::::: Dr. Dunlop expects such serious resultant financial problems that more :::i:! !iiii!i! and more national unions will have to merge, consolidate. decline in the discovery and testing of new and needed drugs." The present stifling regulation of the U.S. pharmaceutical industry by the federal Food and Drug Ad- ministration (FDA) developed gradually and quite logically.Most of the modern drugs which have revolutionized the practice of medicine and added years to the life expectancy of people living in modern i:!:i:: As is, of 185 national unions, 137 have fewer than 100,000 members, ii!:.'::.i developed countries have been iiii!!i ii discovered and made available for :i:!::i The autonomy of most smaller unions is favored by local leaders who !::!:!: are able to name their own salaries and benefits without snoopervision broad scale use since the middle '30's- iii::i!i i from a parent labor federation. Butwitherosion of their ranks this will -90 percent of them between 1935 and :i:!:i: become a lesser advantage. 1965. As powerful new phar- :!:i:i Up to now the United States, compared to other nations, has suffered a ":':'iiii maceutical products were developed "iii!i"!i I iiiiiiii to work in beneficial ways to influence high rate of work stoppages, iiiii the functioning of the human body to There will be less of that now withhigher wages making strikes so iiii!::!icmbat illness and disease, the expensive and industry reverting to a modified system of incentives. !i!!ii!i potential for harm in the form of .-., ::i!!:: i! adverse reaction, as well as good .-.-.... ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::;:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: effects, was increased, ...`::.:..:.-..:...:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::.`*:..*.:.::.:::.?rr:r.:::::f< Some Things Money Simply Can't Buy a rather severe, indefinitely prolonged energy shortage '" This prospective shortage llas en aggravated by the illusion that cheap foreign oil imports could be counted on to compensate for the crippling restrictions imposed on domestic producers. The implicit threat to national security in such a situation and the danger of our energy-starved nation becoming a victim of international blackmail apparently has been of little concern to those who have sought to block the efforts of the petroleum industry to meet rising petroleum needs. As columnist Joseph Alsop con- cludes, "The... only workable way out-is to be tough with ourselves. In fact, we now need a ruthlessly stern national energy policy, aimed towards a high measure of national self dependence in U.S. energy requirements." In other words, a strong domestic petroleum industry should now be a primary goal of the energy policy makers. In 1938, as The Digest article reports, Congress passed legislation requiring proof of safety before U.S. pharmaceutical companies could market new medicines. Another major change came in 1962 when !egislation was passed requiring that a new drug be proved effective as well as safe before it could be licensed and marketed. Under the requirements of this legislation, as well as the con- stant pressure of highly publicized congressional investigations Carried on almost continuously since the early 1950's and antagonistic in their ap- proach to practically every facet of the U.S. pharmaceutical industry, the FDA has progressively tightened its regulatory stranglehold over the industry's operations. The apparent goal of current FDA regulatory policy is zero risk, despite the fact that such a condition in any phase of human life is unachievable. As Dr. Malcolm C. Todd, president-elect of the American Medical Association has put it, "Even aspirin can be dangerous if misused. Complete drug safety is an im- prossible dream." Pursuit of this dream is proving to be both costly and paralyzing. U.S. pharmaceutical companies last year spent $728 million on research and development as opposed to $212 million in 1960. Regardless of this increased investment in research, they are producing fewer marketable drugs now than before. As The Reader's Digest points out, before 1960 a new drug, generally one among thousands tested, could be evaluated and marketed in around two years at a cost of $1 to $2 million. Now the same process takes seven years or more and costs upwards of $11 -" The ;.:-::, ii!iiiii expansion is going to be in southern and western regions which are ii!i!!ii unenthusiastic about organizing labor. :.:.:.:. :::::::: I n some parts of the South, nonunion workers have been gaining more i::iiii!:: in pay and benefits than union-represented workers. Partly because iiii::iii employers want to keep unions out, but also because employers want to :'::': attract and keep necessary skilled workers. :::::::: !:!:!:i: Incentives are back in style. One mobile home manufacturer rewards iiiiii!i each worker with a cash bonus for each unit which exceeds the plant's iiiiiiil weekly quota and those workers work like beavers and see to it that all co- .:.:.:. i:i:i:i workers do. i!iiii! troducing the article, The Reader's the story of how nearly twenty years of antagonistic congressional in- vestigations and increasing layers of complex and evermore restrictive and costly regulation has resulted in a weakening of the ability of one major American industry to serve the public interest to the fullest extent of which it is capable. In a statement in- million. As a result, the United States has fallen from a position of world leadership in the introduction of new drug compounds to a position below that of many smaller nations. Valuable new drugs available for the treatment of serious illnesses abroad are not available in America. The Digest article cites many examples. Although hypertension and high blood pressure afflict 23 million Americans, there has not been a new general purpose anti-hypertension medicine introduced in this country since 1963. According to The Reader's Digest, "From 1967 through 1971, five such drugs came into European medical practice." Some of these products help people who did not respond to ther medications, Iil , ' antibiotic to treat tuberculosis. After 50 countries had adopted the drug, it became available in the United States in 1971. As The Digest observes, "It is impossible to estimate what the delay meant for the 119,000 American TB victims under treatment during this time, or for the 17,000 who died of TB." One study has indicated that there are 80 medications, approved for prescription in Great Britain between 1962 and 1971, which are not available in the U.S., including "... several drugs that British physicians rate better than anything currently available here." Appalling as it may seem, it is apparently true that if penicillin were being tested in the US. today it would probably be scrapped. : The Digest article concludes that it is tzme we "". .... aamzttea that in seeking to be 'totally safe' we have in fact defenses against disease." broader contest, isn't it time t policies that encourage the operation of private United States rather than which make the there is something wrong nation's major business dustrial institutions, so they therefore be penalized and every turn?. Certainly other do not seek to cripple formance of their economic and, in many areas, they are up with, or have surpassed, because of this. It is past time legislators, our regulators, our protest groups and others to the impact of theirAti,.st'tlpti nation's productive enterp'' Lost Chance - If we were to junk the free system, as critics urge, it like the baker who, after trying to create the pastry, was on the brink of Then he saw there were hadn't tried. Though others disappointed in them, he could do better. So he threw brainchild and tried them. failure. None could match his recipe. He was heartbroken was too late; he had lost his Our free market system reached perfection either, would solve nothing. has observed. certain guarantee of the lowest prices relative to demand and the costs business." If we throw will throw away our perfection too. Marilyn Manion The New York Times remarked one day not long ago that crime and poverty are intimately related. As all good liberals know, this is the gospel truth: Crime can be drastically reduced if we (1) eliminate wasteful defense spending and (2) use the money saved to eradicate poverty, after which people being content, will (3) not commit any more crimes. Now, all good libs may be aware of this thesis, but Times reader Joel C. Mandelman, in a letter to the Editor, begged to differ. If crime and poverty go together, he asked, then why wasn't New York engulfed in a wave of crime during the Depression, when one-fourth of the work force was unemployed? That sounded rather reasonable to this writer, but it made no sense at all to Bruce Wallace of Ithaca, who promptly wrote the Times to reveal the flaws in Mr. Mandelman's logic. "During the 1930's," wrote Wallace, "one-quarter of the work force may indeed have been unemployed, but even those who were employed had very little. The bulk of the population was economically homogeneous-- that is uniformly poor." Mr. Wallace went on to describe the frustration of those who have less when they see that other people, "no obviously more gifted" than-they, have more. Which illustrates something I have long suspected: That, in a liberal's view, poverty is a relative thing. Do people become discontented because they don't have enough to eat--or having enough, merely because other people have more to eat? Is there a minimum standard for decent housing, or does the existence of a mansion make your home sub: standard? If nearly everyone were poor--as in the Depression--would poverty be acceptable? "Poverty" in a developed country like ours presents a prickly irony. Technology, as Irving Kristol has pointed out, bestows its greatest benefits upon the lowest economic classes, because it provides more goods and services more cheaply. Plumbing, electricity, public 'tran- sportation, radio, television, super- markets--poor people in un, derdeveloped nations would regard these as fit for a king--and only a king. (It is fashionable to technology as a producer of things and a source of is a snobbism only the afford. Roughing it awaY factory pack from Abercrombie great fun. But for the smoke is a thing of beauty provides employment.) Surely every person has aspire to the highest realm oz But, just as surely, the does not have the duty to wherewithal. $0 sap YA... SHOULD  RCOROO IN A COF,1VNIENT" PL.ACE - Fro m P re s c rip ti o n s Nee growth potential for industry is in "services" and most future ::i::!i" ii00ill ::!!iii Only 22 million are members of unions. !::!:i: :.::::::::::: Union recruiting appears to have stalled out at about 25 percent of our :!:::i :i:iii! It it's a good idea to belong to a union, why doesn't everybody? ilia! ::iiiiii Dr. John Dunlop, chairman of President Nixon's Cost of Living Council, ,....... i!!i!ii an acknowledge expert in industrial relations, says unions are going to i:i:!:i: iiii::i:: have to work like everything for the rest of this century "to keep from !ii!!!i .... i::!iiii shrinking." !ii!iii A Reader's Digest feature article, !!!i!!i What's happened is that the growth potential for unions is in i[i!iiii "The Medicines We Need-But Can't iiii!!:: manufacturing, but more and more manufacturing is being automated, iiiiii! Have," deals with just one aspect of U.S. Mealical Crisis Ste