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// f L ........... THE SUNDANCE TIMES An Independent Newspaper Published Every Thursday by The Times Publishing CAk The Times is a legal newspaper for all publications. John E. IAndsey Owner-Publlsher Howard Allen, News Editor, Advertising Manager SUBSCRIPTION RATES $3.00 per year in Crook and adjoining counties; $3.50 per year elsewhere. Entered at the postoffice at Sundanee, Wyoming, as second class matter under the act of March 3, 1879. ~Vi~h ~VIT.V.YAM HEN~11' HARRISON During the first session of the Bard Congress, a total of 425 bills and resolutions of all sorts were referred to the House Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, ~f which I am a member. Of that ~otal, 58 were enacted into law and two resolutions were approved. The Committee has 209 bills ]pending in the various stages of legislative process, and 30 House- passed bills are awaiting Senate Committee action. The House Com- mittee had four Senate bills be- fore it upon adjournment. Bill referrals to subcommittees mf the House group included: Pub- lic Lands, 133; Irrigation and Rec- lamation, 76; Territories and In- ~sular Affairs, 72; Mines and Min- ing, 39; Indian Affairs, 105. At ~he beginning of the session, I ~as chairman of the Indian Affairs' :subcommittee; in mid-session I relinquished that chairmanship and became chairman of the Irrigation and Reclamation subcommittee. This Change was in connection with Committee reorganization f01- lowing the resignation from Con- ~gress of Norris Poulson of Cali- fornia, who was elected mayor of the city of Los Angeles. Until resignation, Mr. Poulson had been chairman of the Irrigation and Reclamation group. Committee reorganization leaves mac the fourth ranking Republican member of the full Committee, among 16 Republican members. There are 14 members of the min- erity Democrat party. In both the House and Senate, ~during the first session,~ total of :10,695 measures were introduced-- 7,764 in the House and 2.931 in the Senate. Congress enacted into law 288 public bills and 227 pri- ~ate bills. WHH More emphasis can be expected ~[rom the military establishment on advertised and bid contracts, des- l~ite some reluctance within the ]Department of Defense . Bureau of the Budget and con- :gressional groups have let the mil- itary procurement divisions know they frown on continued use of megotiated contracts. Defense of- ficials have been told to resort to negotiated contract procedures enIy in matters involving special ananuf~cturing problems or in rare instances requiring strict secrecy for security reasons. Thus, the American public will know more about how our defense dollars are ]being spent, and, very probably, qeconomies will be effected. When bids are open to public gaze there la less chance for a "padded" ac- count, than if secrecy shrouds con- L--act prices. WHH We have money to burn--but it's an expensive process. Until July of this year, the federal gov- ernment was spending upward of :~00,000 a year to burn old, worn. ~ut currency. A Treasury Depart- Inemt release says that "hereafter a b011lon and a quarter pieces a year of worn-out U. S. currency. previously bundled up and sent to 'Wa~hubagten (to be burned) will Im verified and destroyed locally I~ the Federal Reserve banks." The old system cost the taxpay- $200,000 a year in shipping alone. What they're saying: Washing- ton Daily News in an editorial-- "In the hope of getting a final war settlement, Austria has offer- ed the Russians $150,000,000, and has asked the Russians, in effect what more they want. By the time the Russians get through answering that, the Austrians may be sorry they asked." .d2TzTAD IF NOT NOW~WHEN? John Q. Citizen has two re- sponsibilities which must be acted upon at once if our federal govern- ment ever again is to balance its budget and get on a safe and sound financial foundation. They are: (1) give positive assurance to your representatives in Congress that economy cuts, even on your pet federal projects and se:vices, will be accepted without a squawk; and (2) give positive assurance that you expect immediate ful- fillment of the administration's pledge to balance the budget, to start reducing the national debt, and to cut taxes substantially. Most American citizens are will- ing to take these positive mea- sures, but being willing and then actually arousing oneself to posi-| tive action are two different| things. Those who want a balanc,.| ed budget ad reduced taxes, and[ who are willing to accept economy[ cuts in any and all federal opera- tions, are the very ones who are not acting on their wishes. The fact that there are about 10 or 20 of them to every one citizen who doesn't care whether the budget is balanced, makes no difference in Washington--if they continue to remain silent and inactive. Terrific Pressure Recently I addressed the annual conference of the Council of State Chambers of Commerce. Present were business and state govern- mental leaders from more than 30 states. On the program also was, Rowland Hughes, deputy director of the Bureau of the Budget. He reviewed the effortsI being made by the administration to drastically cut expenses and told how every single proposed cut, whether for $1,000 or $10,000,000, was being bitterly opposed by influencial in- dividuals or groups. "Why," he exclaimed, "every time we prune from the federal payroll a man who has been on it two years, we can expect two letters from Congress." He said the average citizen back home "doesn't know what pressure is!" There is "terrific" pressure in Washington, he said, against econ- omizing in even the most minor services. Self-Interest Groups Yet, this terrific pressure against each proposed expenditure cut, against each move to trim some of the 2,500,000 employees off the $9,863,000,000 yearly civilian pay- roll, comes from a very small minority of citizens. It represents the personal self-interest of in- dividuals and groups. Such "lob- bying" wields a big stick in Wash- ington only because it is vocal and active, and virtually unchal- lenged. Its voice woud be drown- ed out and its power cut to proper size if all the John Q. Citizens who want government spending cut regardless.of "pet" projects would write Congress and the White House. It isn't "lobbying" to write your government in Washington and ask for a balanced budget and a big cut in governmelat expenditures which now are about 10 times what they were in the years just prior to World War II. It is simply an act of good citizenship, fulfilling one's obligation to himself and future generations. AUCTION SALE i, We will sell at public auction at the ranch located 10 miles south. east of Gillette, Wyoming. Turn off Highway 14 - 16 one mile east of Wyodak coal mine and go 21/s miles south. Watch for Auction signs, on . . . Tuesday, October 27 Sale Starts at 10:30 a.m. Lunch served at noon by Ladies Club. i 127 -- Head Cattle -- 127 42 Head Hereford Stock Cows; 39 Head Calves; 2 Good Registered Bulls; 35 Head Mixett Hereford Yearlings. i 4 Dozen Chickens -- Some Furniture ml Tractor - Pickup - Farm Machinery 1952 FORD TRACTOR, like new 1948 FORD PICKUP, in good condition 2 Hay Wagons with racks; Ford buckrake; Ford tumble bug; Ford mowing machine; Ford lister; Ford sub-soiler; Martin ditch- er; John Deere 8-ft. binder; 2 section harrow; 10-ft. sulky rake; 8 ft. grain drill; Corn planter with furrow openers; 3-section har- row; Heavy duty two-wheeled rubber tired trailer; Overshot stack- er; Small water tank; Fuel oil tank heater; 3 100.ft. rolls of 36 inch yard fencing, new; 2 spools new hog wire; Spool of new barbed wire; Gas barrels; Wheel barrel; 3 stock saddles; Harness and collars; Lawn mower; Deep well electric pump; Lot of garden hose; Road drag; Small disc; Whell barrel spray; All shop tools and miscelaneous Items too numerous to mention. Feed and Grain About 30 ton of extra good Crested Wheat Grass Hay 200 Bushels Wheat Approximately $00 Bn. Corn 500 bu Oats TERMS--CASH DICK BAUMFALK ESTATE, Owner Mrs. Minnie Banmfalk, Administratrix L .4. "Dick" Mader, Auctioneer, Gillette, Wyoming LeGrand Patrick, Clerk, Gillette, Wyoming Citizen Watch Dogs Government financing can never be entirely entrusted in office- holders whose jobs are dependent! upon the practice of politics. The citizenry as a whole must be a watchdog and constantly demand and require sound financial prac-: tices. History reports the decline and fall of many nations whose people were lulled into apathy of their government. Spending bor- rowed money and building up debt over a continuing number of years, with the resultant money infla- tion, has spelled the doom of these great nations. Today in the United States, the national income is the hiohcst in history. There is no significant unemployment. Jobs are plenti- ful; new businesses are opening every day. Private enterprise has demonstrated it is capable of tak- ing up the slack as big government spending is whittled down, along with its 25 to 90 per cent taxation on incomes. If our federal budget cannot be balanced now, when can it be balanced? I'm afraid the answer would be, never! But it can be balanced in the 1954-55 fiscal year. And it will be -- if enough people who care about their future and the future of their children will speak up and act in the true role of American citizens. Personal Items Mrs. Wayne Anderson and two daughters of Wheatland are visit- ing her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Hejde. THE SUNDANCE TIMES Sundance, Wyo. Oct. 22, Mrs. Rodney Ware of visited Mr. and Mrs. Harry Saturday. Beautiful Johnson bedroom niture that might easily have styled for you individually. it at Dusek's in Rapid City. Mr. and Mrs. John Lindsey to Deadwood Sunday visit Mrs. Lindsey's mother is hospitalized at St. Joseph's pital. Frank and Jack Cubbison Mrs. Nellie Cubbison returned Saturday from a two weeks into southwest Mexico. They ited relatives as they through Okrahoma, Texas and sas. No Hunting or Trespassing on the old Ed C. Fowlkes place. VIOLATORS WILL BE PROSECUTED W. F. l~ewland Established 1885 3ames I. Newland, Founder Manager Registered Hereford Bull Calves GOOD CATTLE REASONABLY PRICED Greenwood NEWLAND & SON COLONY, WYOMING o ,HEI/MITAGE KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKE,Y When .you serve or a~k for Old Hermitage ,you tell the world you know re~ ~traight K.entucky bourbon ms wmm 4 mu ore. m moo .G