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Tribune (Newspaper) - September 7, 1976, Tipton, Indiana PAGE 2 Tipton Tribune Tuesday, September?, 1976 Our opinion Platforms compared It is easy to put down the platforms of the Republicans and Democrats as meaningless documents of no importance. But that would be a mistake. The platforms tell a great deal about the nature of the two national parties. There is a basic difference, even though party candidates always seek to appeal for votes across party lines.. It is revealing to compare the platform adopted in Kansas City with the one adopted in New York City. On the economy, which is certain to be a key issue in the November campaign, the Republicans leave the generation of new jobs to the private sector. The Democrats promise government action to reduce unemployment. The Republicans would fight inflation by ending deficit spending. They reject wage and price controls. The Democrats promise a strong domestic council on wage and price stability. On taxes, the Republicans propose new tax incentives for business investment. The Democrats seek a complete overhaul of the tax system to eliminate loopholes. On defense, the Republicans favor a period of sustained growth in our defense effort. The Democrats emphasize pursuit of arms control agreements and propose a reduction of $5 billion to $7 billion in defense spending. On energy, the Republicans favor ending price controls on oil and newly discovered natural gas. TÍie Democrats support restrictions on the right of major oil companies to own all phases of the petroleum industry. On a number of controversial issues, the two party platforms take opposing stands. National healtli insurance— the Republicans are against it, the Democrats for it. Gun control— the Republicans oppose federal registration of firearms, the Democrats seek to strengthen controls over manufacture, sale and possession of handguns. Abortion— the Republicans support a constitutional amendment against it, the Democrats oppose such an amendment.    ^ Busing — the Republicans support a constitutional amendment forbidding assignment to schools on the basis of race, the Democrats support mandatory busing to achieve racial integration in schools as a judicial tool of last resort. Even this short summary displays the basic difference in the two platforms. The Democratic platform can fairly be described as liberal; the Republican, as conservative. But don’t expect the promises, of either platform to be carried out promptly by the nominees of that party if .elected in November. There are many practica^l reasons why that would be impossible, and perhaps undesirable. Stand by for a shot The last official hurdle for administration of a vaccine to. prevent swine and A Victoria flu was hurdled when President Ford signed a bill which immunizes the health profession against private malpractice claims. * However, two more hurdles remain before the vaccine can do its job, one administrative and the other psychological. Both are formidable, but neither is insurmountable. Since the potential flu threat will probably not occur until the “season” begins in November, local officials have ample time to make plans, acquire supplies, staff centers and publicize their efforts, and in the interests of obtaining the widest possible immunization, the shots should be free. The experience we have had in the previous programs to distribute polio vaccine a decade ago should be of considerable help. The psychological factor might be a tougher problem because a great deal of uncertainty has been raised about the need for the program and the possible side- effects of the shots. Some of the doubt has come from the medical profession, from people who question whether a few cases at Ft. Dix can be extrapolated into a probable pandemic. 0thers believe that antibiotics can handle the peripheral medical problems that accrue from swine flu — the problems that actually cause the deaths. Additionally some of the doubt has come because Congress took nearly a half year to make die mass inoculation program possible. There are answers for the doubters. While the doctors and scientists who have opposed the swine flu immunization program are sincere, the majority of experts believe that the vaccine should be in the arm rather than in a refrigerator, according to Dr. William R. Barclay, the editor of the American Medical Association Journal. Dr. Barclay adds that /‘there is a strong possibility of an influenza epidemic in 1976-77” — and that the Ft. Dix deaths were a “harbinger” of what might lie ahead. Moreover, Congress has been overwhelmingly in favor of the swine flu immunization program. President Ford proposed the program in March. Congress approved a $135 million appropriation to support it in April. Its focus since then has not been on the medical, but on insurance aspects of immunization. In a free society, the final decision on whether or not to get the anti- flu shot will be a private one, made by millions qf individual people. As we see it, a person who accepts the inoculation may suffer some discomfiture. If he does not take it, he faces the possibility of a prolonged illness at best or death at the worst. The latter alternative is based on the same presumption that Evel Knievel must have made as he dramatically defied death — “It can’t happen to me.” It can. St. John's Journal By JEFFREY ST. JOHN WASHINGTON — “I fully expect after the Republican convention,” Jimmy Carter stated, ‘‘that the GOP will launch an unprecedented series of personal attacks on me. ” This strange statement by the Democratic nominee mystified more than one reporter in this town of perpetual political puzzles. Why was Carter warning of such ‘‘attacks” when no attacks had even been hinted? In the Aug. 26 issue of the counterculture magazine, Rolling Stone, we may have found the answer. A headline read: ‘‘1966 Land Deal Possibly Linked to Aiding Reagan.” The article alleges that Ronald Reagan, in 1966, was involved in a 20th Century- Fox land deal aimed at making him financially free to run for president. According to Rolling Stone, he bought his 290- acre ranch. Yearling Row Ranch, in the Santa Monica mountains of California, for $85,000 in 1951 and sold it to 20th Century- Fox in 1966, one month after becoming governor of California, for $1.9 million. “We spent a long time looking into this,” the magazine quotes an unidentified California Democratic official, ‘‘because it always smelled funny to me. We came away with the feeling that 20th Century- Fox was a p^n in this deal. We figured the l^gan gang had put up the money. ’ ’ / So the story ends as no story and no )roof of illegal misconduct. Just eelings and no facts. We did some checking and discovered that Ann Wexler, a supporter of Jimmy Carter and the chairman of the Rules THAT MIGHT STIR HIM UP A BIT! Paul Harvey Jimmy Carter wants to make it easier to register and to vote. He is urging Congress to allow anybody to register to vote merely by mailing in a postcard.    | From his point of view this is good politics. He figures most of the people who do no) bother to register and vote are poor people. If all those people — or even a substantial number of them — can be registered and induced to vote — the benefit to his campaign is obvious. . , But really... Are the people who have to be cajoled and shamed aM 'urged mtb going to the polls — are those really the people who should be running Ihe country? So far the ‘‘postcard registration bill” has not cleared Congress. If it does this year, surely President Ford will veto it. And candidate Carter would probably make a campaign issue of that veto. It’s not a new idea. Seventeen states already have some form of mail registration for state elections. A study by the American Enterprise Institute concludes that the mail registration does not result in any appreciable increase in registration. The people who don’t bother to vote won’t, no matter what. Unless, as in some machine cities, they are paid with cash or otherwise to exercise their franchise. And is ‘‘dragging them to the polls” necessarily a good idea? Our national leadership is already intimidated by 13 million Americans receiving some form of welfare. With most national referendums decided by a few hundred thousand votes, what elected official dares to turn his back on that* welfare army of 13 million — plus their kin? The ideal, of course, would be somehow to encourage a larger turnout of our most enlightened voters. ‘ Yet I saw a Scanlon study following the ‘‘Truman surprise” election which The Worry Clinic BY GEORGE W. CRANE Dick wants to know the difference between an illusion, a delusion and an hallucination. My episode with the rabbit illustrates which one? Scrapbook these daily cases which clarify psychology! CASE H- 686: Dick R., aged 19, is a college sophomore. ‘‘Dr. Crane,” he began, ‘‘some of the guys at my frat house got into an argument last night. ‘‘And it was about the differences between a delusion vs. an illusion vs. an hallucination. ‘‘Can you straighten us out, in simple language we can all understand? ’ ’ MENTAL TRICKS Once when I was a boy. 1 went hunting on my uncle’s farm near Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Using his shotgun and a dozen shells, I figured I’d make his eyes open with the many rabbits I’d bring home for our Thanksgiving dinner. But I wasn’t a good shot and the weeds were so thick and tall that when a rabbit jumped up, he was hidden from sight within 20 feet. So I never had time to draw a bead on him. Finally, I headed home along the railroad track where the weeds were not so thick. Alas, I was down to my last shotgun shell, so I was hoarding it carefully. Suddenly, I saw a rabbit ahead of me, humped over right beside one of the steel rails of the railroad track- His ears stuck up and he was motionless. So I decided I’d shoot him, even though my conscience twinged a bit, for I knew a good hunter would use a shotgun on a stationary animal. But I feared to make him jump up and run, for I knew I might miss him, even though there were no intervening high weeds. And I realized my uncle would tease me unmercifully for wasting a dozen shotgun shells without bringing home one rabbit. So I took careful aim and fired; then ran up to get my lone rabbit. Alas, he wasn’t there! For what I had mistaken for a bunny was a piece of brown paper with a triangular piece sticking up which looked just like a rabbit’s ear! But when 1 mistook something tangible in the external environment, and thus thought it was a rabbit, that illustrates an illusion. By contrast, when an intoxicated man thinks he is seeing pink elephants out Committee of the Democratic National Convention, also is associate publisher of Rolling Stone. According to the liberal New Times magazine, Wexler ‘‘worked nearly full- time for more than a month out of thfe Rolling Stone, Washington, D.C., office, directing Carter’s forces on the Rules Committee. Her salary was paid all the while by Rolling Stone and she made no small number of campaign calls from the magazine’s office.” Next{ we found that one of the leading writers for Rolling Stone, Hunter Thompson, is a close personal friend of Carter. The writer Leslie Wheeler provides some significant details of the Carter- Thompson relationship in her book, ‘‘Jimmy Who?” (Barron’s Woodbury, N.Y., $2.95). ‘‘During the ’76 campaign,” she writes, ‘‘Thompson, with his usual ‘fear and loathing,’ endorsed Carter in a long rambling piece that appeared in Rolling Stone. Thompson first met Carter in 1974 at a Law Day Ceremony honoring Dean Rusk (secretary of state under John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson) at the University of Georgia. ‘‘Since then Thompson has spent a fair amount of time with Carter, whom he describes as ‘one of the most intelligent politicians I’ve ever met, and also one of the strangest.’ In particular, Carter’s ‘Jesus talk’ makes Thompson feel uncomfortable.” The Carter- Rolling Stone connection and its attempt to smear Reagan so shortly after Carter issued his own warnings of smears against him by Republicans is truly astonishing. This technique has all the earmarks of the type of dirty campaign tactics showed that where 50 per cent of all eligible voters had stayed home on Election Day, a survey of Rotarians — presumably business leaders — in the state of Ohio — revealed that more than 60 per cent of them had failed to vote! They hollered their heads off on Wednesday morning, but they’d not bothered to vote on Tuesday. In the beginnings of our Representative Republic only taxpayers were allowed to vote. That made voting not a ‘‘right” but a ‘‘privilege.” Not something one is ‘ ‘supposed to do*^’' * but rather something you had to ‘‘earn the right to do.”    - It is unlikely that our nation could ever again allow only taxpayers to vote. Parasites would shout*down any such proposal—or vote it down. But for goodness sake, let’s not make it any easier for the indolent to use the vote as a weapon while they hijack the public treasury. there in the external world, that is an hallucination. For an hallucination is a projection upon external surroundings, due to inner brain irritation. Sometimes children (or adults) in a high fever will also have hallucinations. But a delusion is a false belief, due to illogical reasoning or to the sheep like acceptance of incorrect data. Propaganda may often produce delusional ideas. Suppose somebody were constantly to insist that Ronald Reagan or Jimmy Carter were secret agents of Russian Communism, in spite of logic to the contrary. That would be a delusion. Paranoia is a psychotic state where patients may develop very elaborate but systematized delusions, and be impervious to logic that would demolish their false beliefs. Send for my booklet ‘‘How To Prevent Nervous Breakdowns and Insanity,” enclosing h long stamped, return envelope, plus 25 cents. (Always wHte to Dr. Crane, Hopkins Bldg., 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 booklets.) charged to Carter in his 1970 campaign for governor of Georgia by political reporter Steven Brill, who authored an article in the March issue of Harper’s titled ‘‘Jimmy Carter’s Pathetic Lies — The Image Is Made of Brass.” Ip it. Brill details the series of political dirty tricks Carter’s gubernatorial campaign employed to get elected.Tipton Tribuno Tiplon, Indiana t«n72 Pilone    IS Kniered at the HokI Office al Tipton. Indiana, fer (ruiispartallon Ihroasli Uie maÜN m% second claNH iiiatlcr u:trier the .\ctof C'onKreHK. .\1arch3. Wh. i*uhlKhed tlaUv r «cept Snndaya and hoUda vh. \lail MihHcrlpthMiM at 1,12 for one year or tu for too vear«i. Oelhei-ed by nennpaper hoy. I;i per month: t-T*.!* iwryear Inadinnce. No mall >enire offered nhere carrier detiierv nininlnined.News digestDROWNS IN POOL PIERCETON, Ind. (AP)—An 11-year-old girl apparently drowned Monday in a campground pool here, Kosciusko County authorities said. The victim was identified as Jean Bell of Huntertown. Coroner Kenneth Wyman said her body was recovered from the pool at Jellystone Campground, where she was on a family outing. An autopsy will be conducted, Wyman said.POTPARTY COLUMBUS, Ind. (AP)—Police expected a large crowd of the curious — but instead, only three television crews from Indianapolis showed up for one of the biggest pot parties on record. What the home viewers got to s’ee later Monday was nearly two tons of high-grade marijuana going up in flames. Police Chief Fred Yentz tossed a match on 66 bags of the weed after evidence samples had been taken and the rest doused with gasoline. Meanwhile, narcotics officers continued their investigation of the drug bust early Sunday in which two arrests have been made so far and as many as four or five other suspects are l^ing sought. SURVIVE CRASH TIMMINS, Canada (AP)—Four Indiana men, who set out on a fishing trip into remote northeastern Ontario, were reported safe here Monday after their airplane went down in the wilderness and their pilot hiked 25 miles for help. Being treated for cuts, bruises and fractures were Remi Taghon, 66, Eugene Janiszewski, 33, and Robert Agostino, 36, all of South Bend, and David Conrad, 27, of Mishawaka. “All we did was lie there and groan,” said Taghon of the night they spent in the wreckage of the singleengine aircraft before 22-year-old George Theriault trekked out into the rough country to bring help. MRS. CARTER VISITS INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Rosalynn Carter’s Campaign swing through Indiana brings her here today after “earlier stops at Fort Wayne and Lafayette. Mrs. Carter, wife of Democratic presidential nominee Jimmy Carter, has scheduled an airport news ponference and meeting with Democratic gubernatorial nominee Larry A. Conrad and Rep. Dave Evans. She will ajso attend a voter registration rally tonight hosted by Conrad at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Before leaving the Hoosier capital for Evansville on Wednesday, Mrs. Carter will make a walking tour of Monument Circle and the city’s downtown area to greet local citizens. DRAG FAN ARRESTS INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A total of 89 unruly fans were arrested during the five days of the U.S. National Drags at Indianapolis Raceway Park, state police said Monday. Eleven persons were taken into custody l^tween 6 p.m. Sunday and 6 a.m. Monday in the largest bloc of arrests. Troopers said the estimated crowd of 50,(X)0 was “very orderly” overall. Most of the arrests were made for drunkenness, possession of drugs or disorderly conduct, they said.AIRPORT RUNWAY INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The first phase of a $16 million runway rebuilding program begins today at Indianapolis International Airport, according to airport director Daniel C. Orcutt. The project is bolstered by a $2.95 million federal grant. Orcutt said the airport’s 10,050-foot runway should be back in service by Oct. 18, when work will begin on a shorter runway and a taxiway.RUBBER WORKERS WOODBURN, Ind. (AP) — About 1,500 striking rubber workers at the B.F. (Goodrich Co. plant here will meet Wednesday to vote on a proposed contract agreement reached over the weekend. The United Rubber Workers members have remained on strike locally despite a national URW settlement with the Big Four rubber producers. Local 715 president Ray Wiseman said the local proposal is better than the national contriact. It calls for a 40 per cent wage and benefit increase with a cost-of-living escalator provision.CONRAD CHALLENGE INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Democratic nominee for governor. Secretary of State Larry A. Conrad, has renewed his challenge to Gov. Otis R. Bowen for a series of broadcast debates. Conrad’s original challenge, made Aug. 23, was rejected last week by a Bowen aide. ‘‘Republican Gov. Otis Bowen is telling us that the Indiana voters have no right to view such a face-to-face discussion of the issues,” said Conrad in Labor Day appearances in Porter and Marion countie*. “It would seem only natural that Gov. Bowen would want to follow the lead of Republican President Gerald Ford in consenting to debate. ” 0 Mi iá>#ii^ManiiAaaain 1

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