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able persons who do not intendent of Documents, DECEMBER 16, 1976 THE SUNDANCE TIMES involve themselves in rio- U.S. Government Printing lence or lawlessness. Any- Office, Washington, D.C., Demurrer Destroying Local Government ngyou could dotoget this 20402. The cost is $5.00 per point across to the govern- month or $50 per year. The PUNCH LINE Politician: "Didyour, By John F. McMauus to-morrow, and advancing its noiseless step like a thief, over the field of jurisdiction, until all shall be usurped from the States, and the government of all be consoli- dated into one." How right he was! New Government Ordered Late in October, the cen- tral government's "noiseless step" toward total power descended on Mobile, Ala- bama, when Federal Judge Virgil Pittman ordered the city to scrap its sixty-five- year-old government and re- place it with-a new one more favorable to black residenl;s. As a basis for such a sweep- ing order, the judge cited the failure of Mobile's voters to elect a bl~ck to the three- member at-large city com- mission. But even the judge conceded that Mobile's blacks, who make up 35 percent of the population, "register and vote without hindrance." Mobile Mayor Lamber Mires, commentix,g on the ruling before a local citizens' group formed to fight it, said: "This decision could be the open door for com- plete federal takeover of community affairs." Yet, while we agree with about the danger of growing federal power, we wonder what he expected when his city accepted federal aid. In- credibly, Mobile has ear- marked $200,000 of federal revenue-sharing money to fight the Pittman decree. The good citizens of Mobile, like the good citizens of Boston and other cities, have sold their independence for federal pottage. Fedetral aid to education, federal funding of police forces, federal revenue shar- ing for the cities, and even federal highway funds are as much the basis for federal intrusions as all the judges combined. What the federal government finances, it con- trols. No one should expect the federal government to get off his hack if he is a passenger on the federal gravy train. If Americans blame the judges and ignore unconstitutional federal aid, they are wasting their time. 1976 The John Birch Society Features. Belmont, Massachusetts Exactly one year ago, a federal judge in Boston stripped the locally elected School Committee of its con- trol over one of the city's high schools. After placing the school in receivership, Judge W. Arthur Garrity Jr. ordered the school's admin- istrative staff, including the principal, transferred. Then, in a petty display of raw power, he replaced the foot- ball coach for allegedly fall- ing to recruit black players. Where did Judge Garrity get such power? He assumed it. Is there any Constitutional justification for such high-handed federal control? None that we c.aft find. Is' this starting as- sumption of federal power over local government an isolated incident? Unfortun- ately not, for Judge Garrity's actions are part of a wave of similar moves by federal judges, the sum total of which is sweeping away the .remainhg separation of powers, destroying local governments, and centraliz- ing all power in Washington, D.C.. All Across the Nation A federal judge in Chicago has ordered the local police force to hire an arbitrary number of Negroes. Numer- ous other police departments have been forced to do likewise. In Texas, Alabama, Louis- Aana, and elsewhere, federal judges have, for All practical purposes, taken control of state prison systems. In 1974, a three-judge federal court in Richmond, Virginia, banned city elec- tions because it did not approve of expected voting patterns in the wake of the annexation of an a'djo'ming county. And federal judges from Ixmisville to San Fran- cisco and from Boston to Denver have mandated cross-town forced busing schemes despite objections from parents of all races. Actions such as these were forecast by Thomds Jeffer- son. who said the federal judiciary is "an irresponsible body working like gravity by night and by day, gaining a little to-day and a little ment in Argentina would be charge for individual copies rag of a newspaper call ~~FN~uN liar and ,a, crook?" appreciated, is 75 cents. oS ...KEMMERER Editor: We couldn't ********* we only print the news.-" ANSWER: I believe absolutely in freedom of Minds are like paracht worship, so I understand QUESTION: Wouldyou they only function v your concern about the situ- please send me a copy of the open. -Thomas De ation in Argentina. I for- Congressional Cookbook? warded your letter to the ...RIVERTON State Department to see if Tis always mot officials there might have ANSWER: Due to the somewhere in the worl~ information that would be of great demand for the Con- -Richard Hengest H~ interest to you. gressional cookbo~, ks, I'm A state Department official sorry to say I can t provide The defects of great l replied that employees of the complimentary copies. I are the consolation of American Embassy in Bue- would be happy to order one dunces. nos Aires are aware-of the Argentine government's ban against Jehovah's Witnes- ses. According to embassy officials, the Witnesses have retained an Argentine attor- ney and are seeking to have the Argentine courts declare the ban unconstitutional. "This problem has been discussed informally with the Argentine Ministry of For- eign Affairs, which is aware of the interest of American citizens in the future of the Witnesses," the State De- partment official said. QUESTION: How does one go about obtaining cop- ies of the Federal Register on a regular basis? ...DUBOIS ANSWER: The Federal Register is published daily, Monday through Friday, by the. Nation Archives and Records Service. It contains the day-to-day legal notices and rules and regulations of all the various federal agen- cies. Typical items found in the Federal Register include Presidential proclamations and executive orders, and proposed new regulations by agencies on which the public is invited to.comment. To receive the Register on a regular basis, you should send a subsc~;iption request along with the required pay- ment in the form of a check or money order to the Super- for you, if you like. The. regular 1976 edition of the Congressional Club Cook- book costs $5.95, and the Bicentennial edition costs $8.50. Please make your!, check payable to the, ~'Keep- er of the Stationery. QUEATION: I am hoping you can help us get informa- tion from the Marine Corps about my brother. We haven't heard from him~or a long time, but we did get an indication he may have been transferred from Okinawa to Fort Leavenworth. Our fam- ily is concerned about him. How do we go about check- ing on him? ...CHEYENNE ANSWER: An official of the Marine Corps indicated in his reply to my inquiry about your brother that he is "physically well and he has been advised to write to his mother and sister." He is confined at the U.S. Discipli- nary Barracks, Fort Leaven- worth, Kansas, serving the sentence of a General Court Martial for a violation of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. According to Corps officials, a letter was sent to your mother in July indicat- ing your brother had arrived at Fort Leavenworth and explaining the rules con- cerning mail and visitation privileges. -Isaac ! Looldng the Perfect Gift to p]ease anybody? This year give them the outdoors at its best .... Give Them a Cross Country Ski Package or... 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