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8 SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 1978 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR BIRTHRIGHT FOR POSTAGE February 27,1978 Dear Mr. Brown, For centuries the greatest boot) of all time was Esau who sold his birthright for a bowl of pottage. His action was con- sidered too stupid ever to be imitated. Yet dally papers repeatedly carry stories of the howl of pottage our local governments exchange for cur birthright. You see, our government was formed by a group of men who had fought a bitter war to free themselves from a king who had' "erected a multitude of new offices and sent thither Swarms of Officers to harass our People and eat out their substance". With the memory of the repeated usurpations in mind, these people established a government under a constitution that limited the powers of the federal government. The people were not satisfied; they wanted even more limits on govern- ment. The first ten amendments the Bill of Rights, were proposed and ratified by the end of 1791. The system worked and for many years the people knew a freedom and prosperity envied by all the world. Then Congress passed laws that worked to undermine the limited constitutional govern- merit. In 1959 Public Law 86-380 was passed establishing the Advisory Commission on In- tergovernmental Relations. Among other things, ACIR provided a forum for discussing administration of federal grants. In 1966 Congress passed Public Law 89-.754, the Demonstration Cities and Metropolitan Development Act because Congress considered improving the quality of urban life a critical domestic problem. The Intergovernmental Cooperation Act of 1968, Public Law 90-577 followed. Cooperation meant the govern- ment gave money and-or technical services to the state or local units of government. In 1971 the legislature of W. Virginia passed the Regional Planning and Development Act, because, to strip the euphemisms from the wording of the act, the local people were considered incompetent to deal with problems facing them. Under this act, the state was divided into regions controlled by councils in order to review all applications for grants from the federal government and to act as a clearing house to establish review procedures in com- pliance with the above federal laws. Jefferson, Berkeley and Morgan counties comprise Region 9. Then Nixon contributed his share to the mechanism for changing a limited con- stitutional republic into an unlimited autocracy by signing Executive Order 11647 which divided the United States into ten regions to be run by Federal Regional Councils. Nixon gave the Office of Management and Budget vast responsibilities. The director of the OMB controlled funding of all federal programs and all Ixgrams at state and local level in which the federal government had a financial "The new tax forms. nry W. Block reason to let us help with your taxes:' At H&R Block, we understand these new forms, we know the laws. Weql do every- thing we can to save you money. And that's Reason No. 1 why you should let H&R Block do your taxes. III I BLOCR THE INCOME TAX PEOPLE 301 W. Washington St.- Clmrles Town, W.Ve. 72S-8081 309 W. ging St.- Merflnsrg, W.Ve. 267-8261 All Offices Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Friday 9 e.m. to S p.m. Satordey interest. The bowl of pottage for which we're selling our birthright is the practice of injecting federal government into every con- ceivable human activity under the guise of aid. Locally it is a high rise apartment for the elderly. A county wide police force. A new health center. A housing developing fund. A four million dollar grant for economic development. An industrial park. An industrial feasibility study. Land use planning. Although local officials are seated on the council, there are already a multitude of new of- rices and swarms of officers to eat out our substance. These new officers include a director of the regional council, an affirmative action officer, an equal em- !ployment opportunity council officer, an administration assistant, a county planner, an environmental coordinator. They want to add more officers and are asking for a full time county engineer. Those new officers are professionals that hidden powers want to control local govern- ments so that administrative decisions can be taken out of politics. Part of our birthright is gone each time another new officer is added. Part of our birthright is gone each time federal money is accepted, because the federal government buys power with the money it "gives". Lela Gardner PANAMA CANAL Editor Mr. Max Brown Mr. Brown, I have written the following letter to our U.S. Senator Robert Byrd in reference to his remarks and stand on the Panama Canal: Honorable Robert Byrd Washington, D. C. Dear Sir: Your recent televised 'im- passioned" plea for support of the Canal treaties, which mentioned a loud account of chicanery in the 1903 procedures, infering much shame on a great nation; left us alarmed and cold. We are cold because of your basic shift in attitude and potlcy, and alarmed because you expect us to take this isolated chicanery as unusual and because of claims of dangers and disadvantages which are exaggerated and comparatively unimportant as considerations in the give-away. It was a sheet jolt to hear of your trip to Panama which added no claims in support of the ad- ministration position. The trip and arguments thus far presented are insulting to in- telligent people. We are aware of PUBLIC SALE OF FARM EQUIPMENT VEHICLES, ETC. Having sold my Dairy Herd and leased my farm, I will sell the following at Public Auction. Located 4 miles southwest of Middleway, W. Va., 2 miles west of BuTch's Box Factory. From 1-81 take Route 51 east to Middleway, follow signs. From Charles Town take Route 51 west to Middleway, follow signs. SATURDAY, MARCH l lth, 1978 SALE BEGINS AT 10:30 A. M. FARM MACHINERY John Deere 4000 Diesel, wide front, canopy; ord 4000 Diesel with 707 Loader; Int. B. Tractor with cult; Oliver 70; N.H. 770 Forage Harvester w-2 row corn head; Grass Head; Pick-up Attach, Recur Sereen; 2 J.D. No. 216 covered forage wagons; farm hand silage wagon; Int. 51 forage wagon; 3 flatbed wagons; J. D. 4 row no-till corn planter w-fert, and insecticide boxes; Dickey-John; J. D. 4 row conventional planter; Ford 12 ft. ,transport, disk; 3 other disks; S. T. harrow; 8ten hawk hilt No. 207 spreader, 6 months old; M.F. 7 ft. mower; hay and grain elevators', P.T.O. windower alternator; N. I. manure spreader; horsewagon; tractor chains; hyd. cylinders, drill press; new Miller Arc welder; vise; tools; air compressor; large lot glass pipeline; calf hutch. Other small items. 1962 Chev. Pick-Up; Chev. Feed truck with blower; 1965 Plymouth; 1960 Wllleys Jeep Pick-Up 4-Wheel Drive; 1950 Howard Mobile Home. 1 Semen Cannister and Kit. 2000 Straws of Round Oak Elevation Checkmate D. 1 Straw of Beefalo FURNITURE Kelvinator Electric Stove; Refrigerator; Wood and Coal Stove; RCA B&W T.V.; Admiral T.V. and Stereo Comb.; Vacuum Cleaner; Mahogany Bed; Box Springs and Mat- tress; 2 metal beds; dishes, 1 wringer washer, 1 auto. washer, etc. NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ACCIDENTS ON PREMISES SALE ORDER; HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, SMALL ARTICLES, FARM MACHINERY LUNCH RIGHTS RESERVED. TERMS OF SALE -- CASH-NOTHING REMOVED UNTIL SETTLED FOR. Auctioneers: Morrow and 0rndorff Clerks: Furr and Ware W. A. ORNDoRFF 304-725-2709 March 2-2t WHEEL HORSE lawn& HOURS: MON.-TUES.-THURS.9  S WED. & SAT. 9  1 FRIDAY 9 ,,9 f LAWN TRACTORS - $100.00 OFF. 8 HP A-90 or10 HP A-t00 electric staff models. All gear transaxle. 36" side or rear discharge mowers optional. Best lawn care value for your money. 8-12 HP GARDEN TRACTORS - $150.00 OFF. For small and medium size lawns and gardens. Kohler cast iron engines. 8-speed unl-clrive transaxle; auto- matic available on 12 HP model. Wide selection of mowers and attachments. to off on new / Wheel Horse tractors. Until March t8th. get a sturdy dependable Wheel Horse at pre-season savings. Get up to $250 off on selected new Wheel Horse tractors in stock - and charge into spring. w' ,, Mountain '/ State Honda / I ---'., \\; MARTINSBURG, / \\; (  "\\; w.,v.,40,  /*i phone; 304 /  --, 263-8844 /  JROBERT (BOB) MUSSELMAN HOURS: MON.-TUES..THURS. 9 ,5 WED. & SAT. 9  1 FRIDAY 9  9 the real reasons for give-away, plus penalty - and as to why the issue is precipitated now instead of 50 years ago. As a priest I do not condone political tricks or chicanery. But if total reparation for all deception and unjust United States dealing are to begin with 1903; just how honorable are we in the eyes of these who have suffered injustices beginning with the Indieml? And will we be fully honest and just in righting all the political wrongs per- petrated since 1903?- Monumently impossible ! Hence, in political terminology, so, familiar on the old Department of Justice Building. "Past is Prlegue". With that premise, let us detehnine a "hem again" policy for our third century, beginning with a West Virginian for whom there appeared such great premise until his more recent years. Why not truly "level with the 'West Virginia' American people? Rev. Temple "Pop" Wheeler Girls Scouts Of County To Hold Open House March 11 The Girl Scouts of Jefferson County are inviting the general public to 'visit with them on Saturday, March 11, and discover the World of Girl Scouting. The affair will be in the form of an "Open House" and it will be held from 1 until 3 p.m. at the Heritage Hall, KOA Kampgrounds, located just off U.S. Route 340, near Harpers Ferry. Girl Scout ofl'icials say this will be a wonderful opportunity for anyone to see what Girl Scouting is all about. Keith Carley Accepted Potomac Slate College Keith Andre Carley, of Charles Town, has been accepted for admission to Potomac State College for the 1978-79 academic year, 15egirming August 1978. Potomac State College is the junior college branch of West Virginia University, located in Keyser, W. Va. A fully accredited liberal arts college, Potomac States offers an Associate in Arts degree in 38 fields. Keith is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Chester L. Jones. He is a senior at "Jefferson High School. An efficiency expert is one who believes that it's easier to get someone else to work than to do the work. 14-16 HP GARDEN TRACTORS - $200.00 OFF. Bigger tractors for larger lawns and gardens , Kohler cast iron engines. Choice of automatic or manual transmissions and attachment lift systems. Wide 3nd MARLENE KISNER I, In Loving Memory of Our dear and precious daughter and sister, Marlene Kisner who left us two years ago, March 3, 1976, to be with her Heavenly Father. There is an open gate at the end of the road through which each must go alone, And there, in a light we cannot see, our Father claims His own. Beyond the gate our loved one finds happiness and complete rest. With a loving God who we must trust that knows what is best. She continues to be missed greatly, but knowing she is in Jesus Loving Care is a comfort to us. Her parents, sister brother and his family SERTA SALE Never before so much comfort in so firm a mattressl attachments. 16-19.9 HP ESTATE TRACTORS - $250.00 OFF. Automatic transmission on 16 and 19.9 HP twin cyl. models. * 10-speed all gear transmission on 19.9 HP four cyl. model. Hydraulic lift for attachments standard. Wide selection of duty mowers and attachments. A Good Reason Every man needs a wife because so many things go wrong for which you can't blame the gov- ernment. -Sun, Adak, Alaska. Who doesn't charge directs ,ong.dista extra for house calls? ellite, to ' that aren't only available in styles to match * and decor. And o.. - .... We don t we're General Tele question of fixing a loose wire, or teed for life. phone, repairing a couple of miles of We spend phone line that a tornado knocked down. 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