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LETTER TO EDITOR
Explains Acts As Solon
Dear Mr. Rivers:
I would like for you to print
this in the next issue of your pa
per so the people in Watauga coun
ty may know what I did in the
I voted against a 3 per cent tax
on food because I felt there were
other things that could be taxed,
such as tobacco, whiskey, beer,
also bottled drinks. I don't think
that a tax on food to raise the
money for better education is the
best way, when the Governor told
how many thousand people in N.
C. that didn't have enough to eat,
and were being given surplus food,
yet they will have to pay tax on
what they do buy to eat. I am
not against better education and
higher teachers pay. I am for it,
but not by taxing food when there
are luxuries that can be taxed.
I introduced a bill to make
the tax collector and tax super
visor to be elected instead of bring
appointed, which was given an
unfavorable report in committee.
I think that it the fair way for
people in the county to aay who
will serve them. The Senator op
posed this bill.
I also introduced a bill to raise
the salary of the county commis
sioner* and got it passed in the
House and sent to the Senate, and
it was killed in Senate committee.
The Senator opposed this bill.
Another bill I introduced was to
let the people in Watauga county
vote in the next election to say
if they wanted the tax collector
to be elected or appointed and got
it out of committee and passed in
the House; also got a favorable
report out of Senate committee.
The Senator opposed this bill and
it never passed the Senate. I feel
like the people are the ones to
say, and I feel like this would
have been the fair way to do so.
,J.*lto. introduced a bill that the
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county board of education be elect
ed in Watauga county. It was killed
in committee. I think that is the
only fair way and in this county
where it is aDout even between
Republicans and Democrats, each
pays taxes, and the Republicans
have as many children in school,
that they ought to have some rep
resentation on the county board
of education as well as on local
school boards which they do not
have at present.
Mr. Rivers, I think I have cov
ered and tried to explain the most
important things and want to, in
closing, thaqk you very much for
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Washington, D. C. ? The Ken
nedy Administration is now mov
ing into and through heavy fire
from all sides, on the foreign
policy issue. The Voaa of half of
Laos, the Cuban fiasco and the
apparent indecialveness on Berlin
h*? begun to take its toll.
Frojn abroad criticism has come
from Great Britain, the most valu
able of our allies ? along with West
Germany. In West Germany criti
cism is also heard, though offici
ally Bonn remains quiet, as it
In Congresa both Democrats
and Republicans were disappoint
ed at the weak reaction of Presi
dent Kennedy and his administra
tion leaders to recent threats from
Russian Premier Niklta Khrush
chev. It was some three weeks af
ter Khrushchev's proposals were
handed Kennedy, in Vienna, that
Secretary of State Dean Rusk fin
ally got around to stating flatly
that Soviet action could not void
our rights i n Berlin.
And even at that time the Presi
dent had not spoken out force
fully on the critical Berlin ques
tion. His Senate Majority Leader,
Mike Manafield, instead had pro
posed a compromise solution to
the Berlin problem, which would
take the troops out of both the
eastern and western sectors of the
But Khrushchev did not buy
this compromise, rejecting it in a
speech a week after Mansfield put
out the feeler. The Germans were
relieved that Mansfield's offer was
rejected? since it was a naive
sending me the paper to Raleigh
while I was there. I enjoyed it
proposal from th? beginning.
After all the troop* were out of
Berlin, who could guarantee the
people of what is now West Berlin,
that the East German communists
would not intimidate them or de
prive them of their freedom? The
city would be a hundred miles In
side communist lines, with no
allied soldiers on hand to resist
illegal coercion or pressure.
Administration critics say it is
the rankest form of naive pink
cloudiam to think that such a com
promise would meet the United
States obligation to the free peo
ple of West Berlin. These people
would lose their freedom almost
certainly, they say.
The power of the Catholic
Church, on the Congress and the
government, has been amply dem
onstrated again this year in the
fight over federal aid to educa
tion. Even the most famous o t all
Catholics in this country, Presi
dent John Kennedy, has been un
able to stem the tide of opposition
from Catholic churchmen ? to the
federal aid to education bill.
The Catholics havfe been de
manding aid to their own schools,
which Kennedy believes is uncon
stitutional. The President found
a way to meet these demands in
part ? by letting the government
give money to all schools, on the
theory that this was for national
defense. (The money would be
used to build science classrooms,
While there are those who be
lieve that this, too, is unconstitu
tional, this approach is based on
the principle of the G1 bill which
granted money to veteran-stu
dents and let them choose their
college or university. So it might
Kennedy and his legislative lead
er* tried to get the educational aid
bill through Congrats first, and
then take up the bill which provid
ed parachial and private schools
federal money, but the opposition
was too strong. Both Senate and
House Leaden are Catholics, along
with the President, and House
Leader John McCormick sided
with church leaders rather than
Whst is not known, generally, is
that the very effective pressure of
the Catholic Church has prevent
ed the passage of an educational
aid bill for many years.
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Dr. Brytson To Lead Duke Panel
Or. JoMph E. Bryson, aaaiatant ^
professor of education at Appals ?
chian State Teaehera College, will i
preside over a panel diacuaaion on
the legal controls over athletic ?
program! at a conference concern- <
ing Legal Aspects of the School i
Program at Duke University, June 1
27 28. 1
Among others attending the two- <
day conference are Allan S. Hurl- ]
hurt, professor of education, Duke I
University; E. Edmund Reutter, i
Jr? professor of education. Teach- i
ers College, Columbia University; 1
nent of Public Inatrectioa.
Newton Edwards, professor
? uteri tus of education, University
>f Chicago; Marion A. McGhehey.
ipecialiat in school law, 0. 3. Of
See of Education; William H. Cart- H
(right, chairman, department af a|
education, Duke University; Harry
K. Rosenfield, attorney, Washing
ton, D. C.; and Raymond K. Rhode*,
consultant, health and physical
education, State Department it
Public Instruction, Raleigh.
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