Stephenville Empire-Tribune (Stephenville, Tex.), Vol. 94, No. 52, Ed. 1 Friday, December 18, 1964 Page: 6 of 18
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THURSDAY .. DREW PEARSOSf,.
.Business and Advertising Manager
------------ —_ Society Editor
Classified ad manager and caahier
★ WASHINGTON COLUMN +
Works in Puerto Rico
BY BBUCE BIOSSAT
___ Newspaper Enterprise Assn. _
SAN JUAN. P.R. (NEA)
If the curious improvisation called "commonwealth” en-
dures indefinitely in Puerto Rico, it probably will be for one
outstanding reason: it seems to work.
This unique status will, of course, soon be the subject of
an intensive study by a commission composed of Puerto
Ricans and U.S. mainland officials, who will at the same time
look into the alternatives of statehood and independence.
Recently a United Nations subcommittee, representing
Puerto Rico's Gov. Luis Munoz Marin suggested to this
ply are con-
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FRIDAY. DECEMBER 11, 198*
ON THE WASHINGTON, MERRY-GO-ROUND
(Copjrwrigh* 1981 By Ball Syndicate)
If Congressman Ryan of New
WASHINGTON — Rep. Adam, York and the other Northern
reporter that any sincere U.N. complainants simply a
fusing independence and freedom.
“They don’t seem to understand you can have freedom in
different ways: Commonwealth is one way, statehood is an-
A veteran observer of Puerto Rico does not, however,
credit all the complaining subcommittee nations with sin-
cerity. Says he:
“Some of them just see Puerto Rico as another stick to
beat the United States with."
THE FACT IS, there would not be any commonwealth
status today if Puerto Rican voters had not approved it at
the outset more than a decade ago. Every regular election
since then has provided ringing new endorsement
In the realm of political liberty, then, the commonwealth
appears to be working to the Puerto Ricans’ satisfactypn.
In the vital arena of economic development Puerto Rico’s
success is an oft-told story. The point to note here is that
the success is being maintained.
Puerto Rico’s economy grows at the rate of about IB per
cent a year. A planning group predicts this advance will con-
tinue for the next several years at least
The key to this development is what Munoz caRe “fiscal
autonomy," the island’s freedom from federal taxes under
the commonwealth status—which provides for a common
defense, common foreign policy, common currency with the
United States, but not a common tax structure.
deny it, Munoz argues today as always before, that any status j
change which wiped out this tax advantage would come close!
to destroying Puerto Rico’s climbing economy.
“You can’t take away the main thread of the doth,” ha
says, “without destroying the cloth."
Munoz never has felt that a eontinuUg commitment to the
commonwealth idea bars forever any move toward either
statehood or independence. Ho lust insists this is not the
moment in Puerto Rico’s history to consider these things.
“Some Americans may find commonwealth status a strange
and unfamiliar condition. But they are deeply in love with
success, and this is a status which works,” the governor says.
AND LOAN ASSOCIATION
HOMh LOAMS bOh
PURCHASE or CONSTRUCTION
AT REASONABLE RATES
We Give Groan Stamps With Every Purchase
at Gar and Oil
WE NEVER CLOSE
Clayton Powell, the Harlem globe
trotter has set a record not only
for seeing the world but also for
Powell recently turned up in
Hawaii accompanied by his shape-
ly secretary, Mies Corrine Huff,
former winner of the “Miee Ohio”
beauty contest. Both
After that, Adam disappeared \
from view. When newsmen cover-
ing Capitol Hill tried to locate
him recently they could fine
neither the congreesman nor his1
public relations expert, Chuck
Stone, former Washington editor
of the Afro-American. |
Finally, Jack Anderson located
the congresaman in Acapulco, the
Mexican resort on the Pacific |.
coast famous for its excellent t
fishing. <gA lot of well-known
people have fished there, buj the j
congreesman from Harlem set a
record by snagging 13 sailfish
and eight marlin.
John McCormack, gaunt, grey !
speaker of the Houae of Repre-
sentatives is a kindly man who ,
feels the suffering of his fellow '
men. This is why he gave a job to
Claude A. Taylor, who served ,
time for padding the government
payroll while previously superin-
tendent ef the house folding room
which mails out literature, let-
ters and propaganda for con-
Taylor has four children, and
the congreesman from Boston
didn't want to see the children go
McCormack also hat a built-in
compassion for fellow members of
“The Club,” the name given to
the elite powerhouse which domi-
nates congress. For that reason,
John isn’t happy about the move
to challenge the seating of four
Mississippi Democrats because
their state violated the constitu-
tional right of all men to vote. It
excluded most of the Negro popu-
So far, all of “The dob” and
moat Democratic members of con-
gress agree with the Speaker.
However, a small group of North-
ern Democrats led by Rep. Willi-
am Fitts Ryan of Manhattan, has
been arguing that the barring of
the four Miasissippians would be
a great blessing to speaker Mc-
Cormack, to the President, and to
the Democratic leadership.
At first this little group didn’t
make many converts. But since
the release of the 21 Missies ip-
pi ans involved in the Philadelphia
civil rights murders, the converts
have been growing.
Mississippi Roll Call
Here are the four Mississippi
Democrats involved and argu-
ments whiih have been made re-
Rep. William Colmer is a mem-
ber of the house rules committee, t
has voted against Kennedy and'
Johnson on almost every issue.
His vote, together with thd Re-
publicans and that of Jim Delan-
ey, N. Y., the friend of Cardinal |
Spellman has tied up aid lb edu-I
ration for four years.
Rep. Jamie Whitten is chair-1
man of the house appropriations
subcommittee for agriculture, |
with almost life and death pow-1
ers over some phases of the farm
program. Aa noted previously in
this column, he once held up the
Agriculture Department appro-
priations bill for six months while
arguing with Sen. Dick Russell,
D.-Ga., over whether, a peanut
laboratory should be in Missis-
sippi or Georgia.
Rep. John Bell Williams who
descried the Democratic ticket and
campaigned for Goldwater, is No.
2 man on the interstate and for-
eigh commerce committee which
influences the railroads, TV,
radio, telephone and telegraph, oil
and gas pipe lines and electric
Rep. Tom Abernathy is a pot-
ent member of the agriculture
committee and along with Willi-
ams is a member of the District
of Columbia committee. This puts
two Missiasippians in the posi-
tion of making policy for nation’s
capital; which is one reason the
schools of Washington — 84 per
cent Negro — have suffered from
lack of funds.
Democrat^ who want to black the
seating of the Mississippi con-
gressman get their way, a long
list of people, ranging from of-
ficials of the Agriculture Depart-
ment to the residents of Wash-
ington, to most of the school-
teachers of the nation, would ba
attracted j delighted.
They wish speaker John Mc-
Q—Can the Southern Cross
be seen from Continental
United States? , -
It can ba zeen from
Miami, Fla., or Brownsville,
Q—What is the name given
to the skull cap warn by Cath-
A—It to zucchetto. Rank to
distinguished by colon: the
Pope’s to white; a cardinal’s to
red; a bishop's to violet; that
of others Is blade. .
Q4-Who are ths four Amer-
icans whose heads are.carved
in fhe Mount Rushmore Me-
Thomas Jefferson, Abraham
Lincoln and Theodore Roose-
Cormack would feel as kindly to-
ward them as he does toward ex-
convict Claude Taylor.
Rep. M. G. “Gene” Snyder, the
lame-ruck Republican from Louis-
ville, Ky., is losing no time trying
to win back the congressional
seat he lost in the November
election. He was already begun
his campaign for re-eleftion, two
years hence, by«lending out politi-
cal progaganda at the taxpayers’
Snyder recently franked out a
"Newsletter” criticising the in-
crease in federal spending and em-
ployment, the federal food stamp
program to feed lmproverished
people in depressed areas, and the
sale of surplus wheat to Yugosla-
The Kentuckian counterbalanc-
ed bit partisan report with a mild
rebuke to five other lame-duck
colleagues, who recently went on
foreign junkets at government ex-
- 'Tt’s pretty hard to Justify such
a trip,” concluded Snyder, "when
they aren’t going to be around to
act on the knowledge they acquire
on the trip.”
But what he didn’t tell the vot-
ers back home was that his
“news-letter” coat the taxpayers
more than $5,000 in pottage and
folding expensee alone, which lb
more then many congreeamen
spend on a junket a
"Is There a Doctor in the House?"
“I’m trying to find out where I made my mistake on
thie budget! it balanced!"
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ltinuing thru Dec. 23rd
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Carbohydrate* are a large
group of doaely related or-
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composed of carbon, hydro-
gen and oxygen. These sub-
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