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Kansas S from For A Change I. College System years there has popular senti- abolition of the '.toral College sys- our Presidents it to more nearly direct will of the Presidential elec- many stu- government feel there possibility the next election could be by the House of Re- particularly in of a third party Provisions II, Section 1, of the Constitution pre- the winner in a election must have an absolute majority of the vantages the small states have Americans. votes in the Electoral College ~n getting two senators, re- Today when brave young --270 of the 530 members. If gardless of population. Americans risk their lives in no candidate receives this ab- Curiously enough, there is the battlefields of Southeast solute maJbrity, a startling nothing in the Constitution to Asia, it is urgent that national procedure is followed. The 435 support the "winner-take-all- unity and determination be members of the House of Re- system". There is nothing stronger than ever. presentatives "shall immedi- about political parties either. In introducing this legisla- ately choose by BaUot" the~[t is all part of the unwritten tion, it was not my intent to new President. However, the constitution, where custom and curtail the right of our citizens members of the House do not l~recedent have the force of to protest. It was, d is, my vote to decide the Presidency law. intent, however. ~o punish as individuals; the fifty states It is a critical situation for those who would desecrate a vote as single states, each a democracy in time of in- sacred symbol belonging to the having one vote. ternational crisis for nobody to nation as a whole. While every This system is the epitome know who the next president state in the nation has some of all malapportionment be- will be. Yet in 1968 if Republi- type of law prohibiting dese- cause Nevada's vote equals can and Democrat strengths cration of the flag, the flag: California's; Alaska's that of are anywhere near balanced, deserves uniform, national pro- New York. Concern about this the vote will go into the House. tection. situation has triggered hear- Then the vote of Vermont will The House Republican Pol- ings currently underway to cou~t as much as California's. icy Committee has endorsed change the Constitution to legislative action to prevent amend or abolish the Electoral Statement of the Honorable continuation of acts of disloy- College. Yet it is questionable Bob Dole, 1st District, Kansas, alty to our flag. I introduced a whether this effort will suc-before the House Committee similar bill last year and feel ceed and virtually certain no on the Judiciary, May 17, 1967: it is even more important now change will occur before the Legislation Needed to that your Committee formally next election. Prohibit Desecration report my bill or a similar Reform Attempts of the Flag one. It will than be up to the Hardly a year has passed in Mr. Chairman, my purpose entire Congress to decide what the past 180 or so, when one in introducing H. R. 9111 is to is the dividing line between or more bills were not intro- prevent further incidents in- lawful and unlawful expres- duced to reform the Electoral volving desecration of the Unit- sions of dissent. My mail in. College. They have had little ed States flag. An increasing dicates widespread public opin- success because there is a sub- number of such incidents have ion that something should be tie power balance built into occurred recently where a done immediately. Mr. Chair- the system between small and small but vocal number of man, I urge the Committee to large states so that it is al- citizens, who enjoy the free- act favorably on my bill, H. most impossible to change it doms and privileges this na- R. 9111, or a similar measure when only 13 states voting tion offers, have shown utter to insure the flag to which we "no" can block adoption of a disrespect and disregard for pledge our allegiance will con- tinue to enjoy the reverence and respect it so fully de- serves. Constitutional amendment, our flag. Some argue that the Elec- Our flag iS more than just toral College has its merits, an emblem. It is the symbol It gives great weight to the of the sovereignty of the Unit- large states under the "winner. ed States and serves as a re- take-all system". Big states, minder to the entire world of under this argument, need the ideals for which our na- something to balance the ad- tion stands. The United States flag has long been the symbol of liberty, not only for our own citizens but also for many us never foroet those who have died in defense of freedom people in captive nations throughout the world. Or national heritage recog- nizes the right of our citizens to llold whatever political views they choose and to ex- pound these views by speak- ing, organizing, or writing whatever they wish. This right is one of the strengths of our James B. Pearson nation, and it must be guard- Reports From The ed. However, the Bill of Rights United States Senate of Memorial Day, our bank I not transact business on Tues., May 30 can flag and thus show con- pressing every day to reform tempt for our national ideals, our system of financing cam- The right to disagree with gov- paigns for public office. Re- INSURED UP TO $1S,O00.O0 BY F,D.I.C. ernmental and individual pol- cently, I introduced in the Sen-' icies and programs must be ate the Campaign Finance Act I Visiting hours: 10:00-11:00 A~M.: 2:00-4:00 and 7:00:8:00 P.M. Those calling on Mrs. Gert- rude Fiero last week were her daughter, Mrs. Waunda Dona. hue, and Mrs. Iuez Anderson, both of Mankato, and a grand- daughter, Mrs. Ottis Penn, Jr., and Mr. Penn of Bellflower, Calif. ,, We sang the Happy Birth,! day Song" for Mr. Charlie Davis May 16th. He received some cards and gifts. Miss Maye Belch was a Tuesday afternoon visitor in the Home. Mrs. John Ferguson called Wednesday morning on her sls- ter-in-law, Miss Alice Fergu- son. Mr. and Mrs. Clare Wiley of Jewell, Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Rothchlld and Mrs. Will Lag- ergren visited Mrs. Mettle Metz last week. Sdnday afternoon callers of Mrs. Mattie Smith were her nephews, Mr. Guy Folsom of Randall and Mr. Frank Fol- som of Jewell. Mrs. Stella Louder of Burr Oak visited in the Home Fri- day afternoon. Delicious cake was served in honor of Miss Alice Ferguson's birthday. Mr. John Love called on his mother, Mrs. Hattie Love on May 21st. Mr. and Mrs. Dean Barrett of Jamestown came Sunday afternoon to see his mother, Mrs. Minnie Barrett. Miss Alice Ferguson was a Sunday dinner guest at the home of her brother, Mr. John Ferguson, and Mrs. Ferguson in celebration of her birthday. The Reverend Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Buckley and Karen con- ducted the May 21st church service in the Home. We really enjoyed their special music, including the accordion solo by Karen. Before leaving, they called on Mrs. Gertrude Flare and sang for her. MANY THANKS was never intended to provide a license for those who delib- Campaign Fln-s-nnce Ref~)rm I Members of the Mankato erately desecrate the Ameri- The need is growin~ morel Fire Department wish to say "thank you" to Nelson Keeler, Verne Dempsey, Keith Hanson and others who were respon- sible for the supper given to the members of the depart'- ment at the K & C Care on Thursday night. Every mem- ber of the Fire Department certainly appreciates this cour- tesy. --Chet Leonard, Chief. * USS Traverse County (LST- 1160) (FHTNC) --- Seaman Johnnie L. Sharp, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert A. Sharp of R. R. 4, Mankato, Kans., has been in the Caribbean Ar- ea, serving aboard the Tank Landing Ship Traverse Coun- ty, participating in Operation Clovehltch III, a full-scale elements of the Army's Air- berne Signal Corps and con- ducted various amphibious and gunnery exercises designed to increase operational readiness. ms I |111 The crew of the Norfolk, Va. based ship found little time have given their lives in order it was $25 million. to secure the continuance of These huge costs may force HMIt~KM~ the idea~s and rights our flag candidates, if they are not in- E~se represents. The flag, as our dividually wealthy, to rely up- national emblem, belongs to on a few wealthy individuals all Americans. A small group and pressure groups for most of misguided malcontents of their campaign funds. This should not be allowed to go reliance is unhealthy, for it re- Unpunished for publicly dis- duces the importance of citi~ gracin~our, flag, while hiding zen participation in campaigns unoer me right of dissent ana and may limit the political in- while abusing and defiling the dependence of candidates. Constitutional rights of all The Campaign Finance Act b1ANKATO ,,S'WlMbllN@: POOL MAY J967 -.ZP.tl. presumed, but to allow acts of 1967 to meet this need. which desecrate the symbol Of The cost of being nominated our nation is unthinkable, and elected to political offic`` Those who insist upon pro- has been growing rapidly. For testing our nation's policies in example, in 1964, the 107 Re- such a flagrant manner must publican and Democratic corn- realize they are damaging not mittees operating at the nat- only our national image but ional level reported spendinl also undermining the very bas- twice as much as in 1956 ant is of our system of 39 percent more than in 1960. merit which gives them the The enormity of these cost., right to openly disagree and can be more easily seen when protest, these figures are translated in- Since the early days of our to dollars. In 1964, these corn- nation, the flag has stood as a mittees reported spending symbol worth fighting and dy- $34.8 million, in 1956' the figure Ingfor. Many brave Americans was $17.4 million and in 1960 Fmz)Ay9 7- 10 would encourage small contri- butions and broaden citizen participation by providing a 50 percent tax credit for gifts up to $10 to any candidate for Federal office and to state and national party committees. Thus, a person making a poli- tical donation of $10 could re- duce his Federal income tax payment by $5.00. The bill also provides a tax deduction to stimulate medium sized gifts by permitting the giver to subtract up to $500 i~ gifts per year from his gross income before computing his Federal tax. Merely to encourage increas- ed contributions is just a par- tfal step. A thorough and equi- table reform of all facets of campaign finanace is needed. Experience has shown that ex- isting campaign finance laws are often more honored in the breach than in the observance. My bill provides a compre- hensive reform of campaign financing laws by establishin~ strict reporting procedures for all committees, national, state and local which support candi- dates for. federal office. It would close mhny loopholes that now exist and provide for mandatory public disclosure of campaign finances for all fed- eral candidates and commfl- tees. A new agency, the Reg- istry of Election Finance would be created, to receive and publish all campaign fi- nance reports. for liberty while on this "all- business" cruise, but did make a visit to Roosevelt Roads, P.R. P. C. Mendenhall of Esbon is making a good' recovery from a broken hip. He is able to get around with a walker and uses a wheel chair. He is staying at ,the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Wears in Burr Oak wh/le he is recuperating, Mr. Mendenhalrs nephew, Howard Fisher, brought him to Man- kate Wednesday, May 17th, JEWELL COUNTY RECORD Thursday, May 25, 10ft/ Page 5 - Section I and they stopped at the office for a visit. We certa/n , appreciated seeing them and are happy P. C. is pttlnM along fine. He is cheerful and highly praised the fine treat, ment and good food he is celving at the Wears' home. Mr. and Mrs. Larry Thomp- son and Pamela of Denver, Colo. spent the weekend vlsR- Ing his parents, Mr. and Mrs, Lawrence Thompson. Mr: and Mrs. H. I. Major of Shawnee Mission were guests of Mrs. Sue Green and Bess Kramer last Thursday. Sue Green accompanied them home Fr|day and spent the weekend with them. iillii iI i I I ll,i I II I III I The Midwest Ati C mpitwy Fremont, Nebnuflm iS now ha proeem pUi gsnewatluof the oouat 2"aisuti first of Ibkll ever be this will mntain the fdlewl f luree: New up to the dste township maps thowlng owners, seres, irrllpflk web, roads, e ttle brands, etc. A new and rote numbering system for fast iocs lon of each bomestes This system til t has been adopted by many fire depot,mints In other m worked. A brief resume' of eneh family on the homestead. Hundreds of pictures of load interest, such as family groups, f rm, sehools, ehurehes and em.ly settlers. A member of our staff will be ealling on you soon. The in/ormat/on given klm. not obUgste you in any w y, but wm fairly represent you and your fam In atlas of Jeweli County forever, Your eooperstion in thts pro|eat is needed and appreciated Our Boferenee -- 1st State Bemk -- Frem ont, Nebraska Representative Will Re Registered With the Local Sheriff's Offlee Box 771 Fremont, Nebraska I i IIIi II I I I I III II most room e e 66956 ,, III I.ilii i I I III I Hill I i I I[li iii II i il ~- 15 ~105 ............................................ L .................................................................................................................................... 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It opens wide. 54.6 inches, to be exact, 28.5 inches high. Flip the second seat down and you've got 86 cubic feet of cargo space for all your gear. Chevelle was built to take a lot. Chevy T1 Nova, best equipped for the money All-vinyl upholstery is standard. Flush-and-dry rocker panels that clean themselves are standard. Separate panels beneath each fender to inhibit rust are standard. Mono-Plate rear suspension to smooth the ride is standard. Price? Below standard. Top left: Chevy rl Nova Station Wagon. Foreground: Chevrolet Impala Station Wagon. Top right: Chevelle Malibu Slat,on Wagon.