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Tribute to Tricky Austin J. L. Hutcheson of Houston, writing in to the Houston Chronicle, has paid a tribute to President Nixon that becomes more appropriate with each passing day. Hutcheson spoke for every good citizen when he wrote: “I watched President Nixon’s inaugural address and I want to congratulate him on really putting all those shiftless, lazy no-account welfare loafers on notice that they are soon going to have to earn their daily bread! No more living it up on the money provided by the rest of us hard-working taxpayers. The grin on Gov. Ronald Reagan’s face when the President made his remarks made my heart glow with the warmth of Christian charity toward my fellowman, as expressed by the President’s statements. “Just because most of the people on welfare are blind, crippled, children, mothers and old people is no reason why they all shouldn’t get out there and hit that line like the rest of us do every day to earn a living. “Here are some suggestions I’d like to make to the President on how we can get everyone ‘off the welfare rolls and onto payrolls,’ as the President put it in the campaign. “First we take all the blind and crippled people on welfare and assign them a street corner. Next, we give them a government loan to buy a tin cup and a dozen pencils and they’re in business. We get our loan back the first month from their earnings “Next we take all the dependent children under 12 and put them to work in our coal mines \(actually they would never have had to be put on welfare in the first place if those bleeding-heart liberals in Congress hadn’t passed laws outlawing put to work cleaning up our cities’ streets. They don’t need an education because when they become 19 they are put in the armed forces to be used as cannon fodder the next time we fight the communists to keep them from taking over a freedom-loving democratic government such as South Korea and South Vietnam. “People over 65, healthy or ill, can be shipped to the desert Southwest, given a canteen of water and a loaf of bread and told to move out. The 21 cannons that saluted President Nixon could be placed at the starting line and anyone who couldn’t get very far or refused to go could be taken off the welfare rolls with a well-placed shot. “So, President Nixon, by using the above plan, those lazy, good-for-nothing, loafers on welfare could serve their country from the cradle to the grave and get them off the backs of the rest of us hard-working Observations tax-paying citizens \(provided we don’t go President Nixon, for your truly Christian message of charity. You, sir, are a fine human being.” Watch on the Rhine Feb. 4. Nixon’s new director of the Office of Economic Opportunity, whose assignment is to dismantle the agency, says treating the poor as a class is a “Marxist idea.” Feb. 5. The White House announces Nixon refuses to spend $15 billion in funds Congress has ordered spent in fiscal 1973. Feb. 16. An OEO-prepared document leaks out giving plans to dismantle the OEO by June 30 despite a vote by Congress to extend it a year beyond then. In Texas the Observer learns that 1,600 OEO employees will be canned by June 30. Feb. 12. U.S. News & World Report reports that U.S corporate profits after taxes rose 21 %, one-fifth, in the one year 1972. Feb. 18. Billionaire Ross Perot reveals to the Dallas Times-Herald that he set up a “private spy network” in Vietnam in the final years of the war to get information on U.S. POWs. The story says this was known to the U.S. government. Feb. 19, et. seq. Jack Nelson, Washington correspondent of the Los Angeles Times, says the FBI kept a dossier on him and tried to convince his paper he was unfit to work for it. Sen. Sam Ervin, reputedly a bastion of civil liberties, reveals that his bill on reporters’ sources will let journalists be forced to disclose confidential information, including notes, tapes, or documentary evidence, if it affirmatively appears they have knowledge tending to prove or disprove the commission of a crime. The editor of the Los Angeles Times says news sources are already “dwindling.” Feb. 24. News stories begin divulging that the FBI passed confidential information on anti-war groups and activities to the Nixon re-election committee in 1972; that the FBI three years ago tapped the phones of “six or seven reporters” trying to find out about “news leaks”; and, according to Gray, the acting FBI director nominated by Nixon to become the permanent director, the FBI in 1972 sent information obtained in its investigation of Watergate case to the White House in July, 1972. March 1. Gray, the acting FBI director, says Martha Mitchell would have been interviewed by the FBI about the Watergate case, but her husband, the former attorney general and campaign chairman, said no, so the FBI did not interview her. March 5. State Rep. Fred Head of East Texas, required to submit himself tO a metal detector twice at the Austin airport, gets so mad he kicks a plate glass door and shatters it. He then says he didn’t mean to break it and will pay for it. March 7. The acting FBI director admits now that the FBI gave the White House 82 FBI interviews on Watergate, including some taken from people who had told the FBI they would like to give their testimony outside the presence of Republican Party attorneys; that Nixon’s appointments secretary had suggested that Donald Segretti, a leading GOP political spy and saboteur, “may be of service to the Republican Party”; that Nixon’s personal lawyer had said he paid Segretti between $30,000 and $40,000; and that Gray himself conferred with Nixon’s aide. Ehrlichman about the Watergate investigation six to ten times. March 8. Nixon’s press secretary Ziegler, asked about the White House and Segretti, March 30, 1973 19 CLASSIFIED Classified advertising is 20i per word, Discounts for multiple insertions within a 12-month period: 26 times, 50%; 12 times, 25%; 6 times, 10%. BOOKPLATES. Free catalog. Many beautiful designs. Special designing too. Address: BOOKPLATES, P.O. Box 28-1, Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387. 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