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Tribune (Newspaper) - September 3, 1976, Tipton, Indiana I I I S-. Í: Our opinion Four million iobs You will recall the nearly $4 billion Federal job- creating bill passed earlier this summer by Congress over the veto of President Ford, who warned that it would be inflationary. Sponsors said the entire bill would create or preserve some 350,000 jobs. The appropriation for it has not yet been passed. Well, this year total United States employment reached a new peak of close to 88 million. This is almost 4 million higher than in 1975. Most of these jobs are in the private s^tor, which provides the pay7 Private iñ- ~ vestment, not. tax revenues or deficit spending, paid the way. The 4 million actually added jobs are more than 10 times the number of jobs to be created or saved by ' the government through deficit spending at a cost of nearly $4 billion. If the government had created that many jobs at the cost planned under the congressional make- work bill, the price would have been about $45 billion, and the public would have had to pay it through heavy new taxes or a staggering blow of inflation. The Democrats who control Congress don’t seem to have much faith in the private sector in spite of the economic miracle of the almost 4 million jobs generated by the private sector during the last year. Instead, they áre groonúng for passage the Humphrey- Hawkins Bill, which would enmesh the entire U.S. economy in a vast government- controlled central planning scheme aimed at eliminating unemployment.____ This would entail new deficits, possibly in the $100 billion range. They would bring worse inflation. Business capital, which is essential to the generation of jobs in the private sector, would shrink, as it always does under inflation’s impact. The end result would be increased unemployment in the private sector. This in turn, as always, would inspire a demand for further government tampering with the economy. In case anyone has forgotten, it was just such tampering that led to the recent recession. It was the hands- off policy of the Ford administration that led to the current wave of economic recover;*/ including the private sector’s generation of nearly 4 million jobs. We’ve seen what happen when the gove rnment interferes with the economy. We’ve also seen what happens when the government quits at least part of its meddling. We’d like to see what v/ould happen if the government would really unshackle the economy and, for a change, let it roll. The creation of 4 million jobs in a year may be a preview of what might happen. But it’s safe to say there won’t be many new economic miracles unless the Big' Government crowd is voted out-of Congress, or any at all if instead a Big Government crew moves in to the White House. 'Cactus curtain' Seventy- six U.S. congressmen have addressed an open letter to President Ford expressing the fear that Mexico is veering so far to the left that a “Cactus Curtain’’ might ring down along our common border. Predictably, many Mexican leaders have demanded an apology. The letter cited nine recent developments in Mexican political life which the congressmen interpret as a soft-on- communism policy by the government of President Luis Eche ver ria. Whether-the se. developments are as alarming as the letter suggests is a matter of interpretation. It may also be a matter of communication and understanding. The support which Mexico has given to many revolutionary Third World causes has been both puzzling and disturbing. To understand it may require more familiarity with Mexican politics than is common on this side of the border. Fortune magazine observed some months ago that there is an “artful distinction’’ between words and deeds in Mexican political life. Amid all the Third World rhetoric and the questionable . policies that sometimes go with it, said Fortune, Mexico has shown a Tipfon Tribune III» VV..Madison St. Tipton. Indiana PhoneBi.V^ll.-, Kntrr**d at tb«* Post Officr at Tipton. Indiana, for transportation through thr maili^ as second class matter u:tdertheAct of f on^ress. March ;i. 177}*. Published daily except Sundays and holidays. .Mail subscriptions at $:t2 for one year or S.Vi for two years. I>ell*ered by newspaper boy. S:i per month: peryear in advance. .\o mail service offered where carrier delivery maintained. respect for the role that private investment must play in sustaining the economic growth which offers the only hope for the country to keep pace with its fast- growing population. Even the words can change. Mr. Echeverria recently acknowledged that Mexico cannot blame the United States for its own economic deficiencies which lie behind the illegal flow of Mexican citizens northward in search of jobs. The prospect of a “Cactus Curtain” between our countries should frighten Mexicans more than U.S. congressmen. Not the least of the $1 billion a year economic hopes for Mexico is its tourist industry, which relies mainly on U.S. visitors. The slump it endured when Jews boycotted Mexican tourist centers last winter should have been instructive. It demonstrated to Mexico that when deeds are as prejudicial as words — in this case an anti-Israeli vote on a crucial issue in the United Nations — the hard price can be paid in economic terms. It is deeds more than words that will determine the course of U.S. — Mexican relations in the future. Nothing will change the fact that our countries have a common border, nor should rhetoric alone be allowed to disrupt the countless economic, ties that span that border. Nevertheless,- the ‘Sjpen letter” which many Mexicans found offensive should alert the incoming administration of President- elect Jose Lopez Portillo to the degree of concern which can be aroused in this country by the sometimes baffling mixture of words and deeds which adds up to Mexico’s foreign and domestic policies. Do you hear footsteps-?' Jim It is a tribute to the power of J. Edgar Hoover to note that the press waited two years after his death before attacking him. Adultation changed to fury. The sainted abbot of the world’s largest monastery became a dictator, a homosexual, a Peeping Tom who whispered sexy secrets. I knew Hoover for 30 years. He invited me onstage to share FBI graudation exercises. He enjoyed reading colujnns about Big John and sent my father a birthday card every year. He never "askedTor a favor. My testimony should not be given undue weight. However, I observed this man over the years. The old bachelor, I am certain, was not a homosexual. He was asexual, married to his own Federal Bureau of Investigation. He required nothing more of life, and could endure nothing less. From 1924 onward, he created the most elite police department in history. His men were the best. They are the best. They solved scores of thousands of crimes, many of which had been muddled by local police departments. DIMINISHING MERCY In a sense. Hoover had more power than the president. Each chief executive moved on to anonymity after eight years. He end.ured from one Administration to another. The irony of his half- century tenure is that J. Edgar Hoover extended less mercy to an erring Special Agent than to a gangster. He organized a department called the Crime Records Division. Actually, this was his “press assistance’’ group. When Tasked for FBI information, I had to see Lou Nichols in the old days; then the ascetic Cartha DeLoach; recently Tom Bishop. The only time I was refused help was when I asked for a Zerox of the atom bomb device stolen by David Greenglass and given to Julius Rosenberg. The drawing had been impounded by a Federal court. Other reporters — Don Whitehead, Walter Trohan, Jerry O’Leary, James McCartney — depended upon Hoover’s indulgence for inside information they could not get by digging. The FBI helped in the investigation of the Watergate burglary, even though the bureau realized that their involvement would be exposed. The problem with Hoover was that he lived too long. His head became excitable and addled. He began to order certain Special Agents- in- Charge to execute illegal assignments. Whenever he read something critical of the Bureau his blood pressure rose to an alarming height and he swore that certain writers and editors “are out to get me.’’ He determined to get them first by ordering intensive, time- wasting investigations of private lives.    f His searing contempt for Dr. Martin Luther King was based on miscegenation and Dr. King’s public criticism of the FBI. In anger. Hoover had the tenacity of an overage bulldog. Right or wrong, he hung on. Reporter James McCartney exposed the moral weakness of the press when he said: “It was impossible for me to conceive that the Chicago Daily News was willing to print an expose that the FBI was a rotten organization.’’ Either The Worry Clinic By GEORGE W. CRANE Shelley’s questions should make every engaged couple think twice. For the zooming divorce rate is now approaching the 40 per cent mark. Children of such broken homes add to our delinquency rate. CASE H-683: Shelley Ross is a talented feature writer for the National Enquirer. “Dr. Crane,’’ she telephoned me from Florida, “I am working on an article concerning the high divorce rate in America. “You have been counseling men and women for many years by way of your syndicated daily newspaper column.    ^ “And I understand you have also helped produce thousands of happy marriages through the Scientific Marriage Foundation. “So could you please give me some of the salient reasons why marriages collapse? “And what are the major factors you employ on your IBM computer for matching congenial couples?’ LOVE STARVED One great cause for the zooming divorce rate is quickie teenage marriages! About 50 per cent of them end in divorce before the 5th wedding anniversary 1 For many young people, especially girls, feel unloved and unwanted at home, due to chronic scoldings and bickering between their parents. So they react with excessive fervor and eagerness when their first boy friend kisses them. Lacking previous romances, they also image they are ardently in love and thus become intoxicated with their new erotic sensations. Some girls actually entice the boy into getting them pregnant so they can experience a compulsory (shotgun) wedding and thus get away from their parents. So here are soineof the ways to reduce the tragic divorce rate: (a) Girls should not get married till they are at least 20, have finished high school plus one year of Business College or comparable technical training, and have worked a full year so they understand the rigors of modern economic life, including budgeting their pay checks. (2) The couple should have enough .money in the bank to pay at least 3 months’ rent. ‘ (3) They should avoid crossing radically different racial, religious, social and economic lines! Some exceptions to this rule do avoid divorce but you should play the batting averages when you pick a mate. Alas, most young people are such A closer look BY JOHN O’MALLEY The mur8^r of two American military men in the truce village of Panmunjom is just the beginning of a carefully orchestrated move to get every last American soldier off the continent of Asia. Since 1955 it has been an aspiration of Maoist China and its North Korean client to eject the American presence from South Korea as both a physical and moral affront to Communist plans for domination of the whole continent. It is not that the (hiñese wish to see. U.S. forces completely removed from the Far East. In truth they are anxious for U.S. air and naval forces — with their nuclear capability — to remain in the western Pacific. Bat not ground forces, and not on the Asian mainland. Now they see an opportunity to bring it off, an o)portunity characterized by cracks of irresolution in the American attitude |;>lus growing support from Third World nations. They have seen some Am€:rican presidential candidates — symbolized now by Jimmy Carter — signify a villingness to see our forces removed from the Korean peninsula. They have seen a similar disposition on the part of some congressmen. These clear signals undoubtedly encourage d North Korea’s Kim II-Sung to make a major cause of the American presence in his message to the nonalign^ nations conference at Sri Lanka and to underscore his rhetoric with what seems certainly to have been a contrived incident where two Americans were killed in cold blood and then mutilated in the neutral truce zone. The grudging acknowledgment on the part of the North Koreans that an incident occurred at all waS both evasive and deceptive, even in the English translation, and one shudders to think of how it read in its translations into other languages. The shrill allega(i'»ns of provocation subsequently leveled by the North A Koreans following the modest redisposition of U.S. naval and air forces to the Korean area is simply another effort to keep the sore open. It will be followed, almost certainly, by another DMZ incident of some sort, and it is inevitable that there will be a Third World movement i» the United Nations to withdraw United Nations sponsorship of the presence of U. N. forces on the Korean peninsula. This U. N. sponsorship has been nominal at best for a decade, but the American forces are technically' there as an arm of a United Nations command, as ridiculous as that now appears in retrospect. way, this supports public suspicion that the press is not unbiased. Hoover wreaked vengeance on reporters who used the FBI for information, but who refused to be used by Hoover in a quid pro quo. Jack Nelson of the Los Angeles Times tried to do an investigative report of the FBI — which amounts to probing the probers — and found that Hoover shut his newspaper off from all information. ROARED INVECTIVE Bylate 1971, J. Edgar Hoover became erratic. He devoted more time to being vengeful toward his enemies than to cultivating friends. At times he roared invective, almost incoherently, for over an hour. The twilight curtain of death was approaching and the Director was in a torrent of fury trying to protect his^ baby. He punished certain newspapers and magazines by shutting off the sources of information. He denounced certain congressmen as sex fiends. He transferred FBI agents to Montana for minor infractions. He weeded out others who didn’t “measure up.’’ He wanted most of all to live to see the huge J. Edgar Hoover Building completed on Pennsylvania Avenue. His judgment failed. The giant tree had been struck by lightning and was toppling in slow motion. He’s gone. His mistakes will live on. So should his virtues, one of which is that he fashioned with his hands the finest law enforcement agency in history. Presidents Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon were afraid to retire the old man. Some of the fault for what happened lies in the White House. egotists they always think they will be the lucky ones who can win on the long shots. (4) If they are both active together in the same church, they reduce their likelihood of divorce to about 1 in 50 chances! (5) Unless they can enjoy talking for hours at the table and in the living room, but only are congenial in the boudoir, their marriage is based on mere sexual magnetism instead of true love. (6) True love is unselfish* so when a teenage coed urges a boy classmate to elope, she definitely doesn’t love him! She is selfish I For she will hamper him the rest of his life by thus depriving him of an education by which to earn a living. (See II Samuel, Ch. 13 for a case of phony love and contrast Biblical Amnon with Sidney Carton in Dickens’ “Tale of Two Cities’’). (7) Boudoir cheesecake is an art, for it doesn’t come naturally, so send for the booklet, “Sex Problems In Marriage,’’ enclosing a long stamped, return envelope, plus 25 cents. < Always wrKe to Dr. Crane, Hopkins BIdg., Mellott, Indiana 47958, enclosing a long stamped, addressed envelope and 25 cents to cover typing and printing costs when you send for one of his I booklets.)    ’ The United Nations debate will be just *. another medium for keeping the issue alive and, should Carter win the presidency, we may expect massive pressure upon him from liberals in our government to engineer a U.S. withdrawal from Korea, which would certainly trigger a North- South confrontation. This would have to be a tragedy because, while the South Koreans are technically strong enough to triumph in a showdown with the North, it is far less certain that they could weather the m(*ral blow of open abandonment by their American ally. News digest ENCEPHALITIS INDIANAPOLIS (AP)—Health officials said Thursday one case of St. Louis encephalitis has been confirmed in Indiana and 24 suspected cases are under in^ vestigation. The confirmed case was in Sullivan County. The patient was not identified. Last year at least 323 persons contracted encephalitis and 17 deaths' were reported, health officials said. Dr. Charles L. Barrett, director of the State Board of Health’s communicable diseases division, said, “I certainly don’t think we’re going to get into a situation like 1975. Most of the counties with cases last year are doing something this year, and some are doing quite a lot. ’’ INMATES SUE INDIANAPOLIS (AP— According to a suit filed in federal court Thursday, eight Indiana Women’s Prison inmates placed in solitary confinement after a July disturbance want out. The suit contends the women have been denied due process. The disturbance July 25 injured one guard and left prison property damaged by fire. The suit said the plaintiffs “played no role in initiating the disturbance, destroying property, the injury of a security officer or the escape of two prisoners.’’ PUSHSPEAKER INDIANAPOLIS (AP)—“We have to tell that boy in the classroom he’s not a man because he can make babies, but he’s a man if he can (;aise a baby,’’ the Rev. Jesse Jackson said Thursday. The president of People United to Save Humanity (PUSH) addressed more than 4,000 Indianapolis teachers. “We have to tell our children how to live. Life begins in the bedroom, but it must be cultivated in the classroom. Being a parent is more than just making babies, and it’s up to teachers to help kids learn the difference.’’ Jackson suggested parents be required to come to school to get pupils’ report cards instead of just signing them and sending them back with the child. SMALL HARVEST WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP)— Purdue University forecasts Indiana’s 1976 apple harvest as the smallest since 1936. Agricultural specialists say the 30 million pounds of apples expected this year would be 39 per cent of the 1975 crop. They say spring frost damage becomes more and more evident with the continuing droppage of apples from trees. Nationally, the 6.2 billion pound crop forecast this year is 13 per cent below last year’s. REVERSES DECISION INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — It would be against public policy and public necessity to allow liens on public buildings, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Thursday. 14 reversed a Delaware Circuit Court ^decision which granted Hitzelberger Supply Co. a lien on an apartment building constructed on the Ball State University campus. The firm claimed the state failed to pay a $42,187 bill for labor and materials. -FIRE VICTIM DIES INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Uoyd Fahie, 17, Indianapolis, died in a hospital Thursday of injuries suffered one week earlier in a house fire. Two of his cousins, Renaldo Fahie, 21, and Maurice Fahie, 23^ were killed outright when gasoline fumes ignited while the three men wqc;e cleaning carpeting in the basement, officials said. YOUNGSTER DROWNS INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A 5-year-old Indianapolis boy drowned in a pond near his home Thursday when he tried to swim to shore from a homemade raft. Officials said Carl S. Malcolm, son of Mrs. Hattie Malcolm, was on the raft with two neighbor boys but panicked and jumped into the water. Police divers recovered the body an hour later about 15 feet from shore. HEARING SET INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. District Judge William E. Steckler has scheduled a hearing next Thursday on a suit to prevent SUte Reformatory officials from seizing mail and books from inmates. Five inmates who fíled the suit contend their books, personal papers and attomey-client mail were seized. Steckler directed the flve to appear at the hearing. - iMmMii É;mÉÉÉl

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