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10.The Journal, Thursday, April 14, 1977 The most dangerous thing JUST A LINE MORE (From Page 1} cost of doing business. Mass production and industrial- ization was made possible by the medium of advertising to create volume sales, to cre- ate competition that drives the price down. However, some of our law makers and consumer advo- cates unwittingly declare that there is no competition in electricity and natural gas and telephone service, so there is no need to allow ad- vertising or communicating with utility users as a cost of doing business. If the utility company wants to advertise, then the stockholders should pay for it from their side of the business. Our Country is made strong by large stockholder owned corporations. None of them are required to put the advertising costs on the stockholders side. It is an ac- cepted fact that any business must have some source to communicate and sell their commodity to the consumer. 0000iill GIVE about this movement to stop utility advertising is that it is government infringement upon private enterprise. It can easily spread to regula- tion of the oil business. Since the car industry is a detri- ment to the environment and so vast in nature, perhaps it should be ordered to stop advertising? Then spread this to the essential food business. Everyone must eat, and if the food industry was forced to stop all adver- tising, maybe prices would be cheaper? Clothing the same way .... it is a necessity, so maybe the government regulators should deny that industry the right to adver- tise their wares. Anyone that has studied economics knows that competition and adver- tising is what has kept American prices low, and mass production possible. The paradox of the whole thing is that while the Fed- eral Trade Commission is breathing down the neck of professions such as lawyers, doctors and optometrists to force them to advertise their services so that more people can know about the services and keep the price of these essential services cheaper through competition--our state government is trying to eliminate competition and advertising, communication with the consumer, by out- lawing advertising of utility and energy private enter- prise. The fact is that if you own a business today, whether it is banking, clothing, care, or what have you, you can deduct your advertising ex- penses as a cost of doing business. Why shouldn't OG&E or Oklahoma Natural Gas, or Southwestern Bell Telephone, all private, stock- holder owned businesses? Another fact is that OG&E spent only something like 50 per customer in 1972, the last year of unprotested advertising, to promote their business and communicate with their consumers. Up tc this point, by promoting mass use of electricity, the price was kept down. The problem of excessive cost of electricity did not result from N lnllll more use and advertising, but from the environmental- ists who forced the genera- tion plants to convert from coal to natural gas, which in turn depleted the natural gas supplies and indirectly caused the energy crisis and upped the cost of imported oil. Now the move is to force the utility companies to spend billions of dollars to convert back to coal[ You can be assured the cost of elec- tricity will go up, not because of advertising, but because of lack of a national energy policy and the unrestricted application of unreasonable environmental laws that were hashed up in a fit of national hysteria and dump- ed upon the pocketbooks of the American consumer without regard for consider- ation of the impact it would make upon the economy[ You say, "Oh, yes, you are in the newspaper business that depends upon adver- tising, so sure you will yell to high heaven." Not so. I'm yelling to high heaven b- cause there is a movement here that can spread and destroy our entire private enterprise system. There is consumer mood that is anti- business, and is being help- ed along by state legislators, the most of which have never been able to run a success- ful retail business or corpor- ation, but migrate to the state capitol from the pro- fessions with very little prac- tical experience in private enterprise. The State Supreme Court ruled that the Corporation Conimission had no jurisdic- tion over utility company ad- vertising. However, the util- ities have been pressured in other ways until utility ad- vertising is considered anti- American, while it should be just the opposite. The utility companies have enough business sense to know that in this time of shortage and high prices they should devote their ad- vertising dollar to conserva- tion of energy. They can be very instrumental in promot- ing insulation and weatheri- zation of homes and business buildings. 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They can lend courage and intelligence to a serious problem that does exist. They have a right to com- municate with the consumer as a cost of doing business. This is the first Private En- terprise Week in Oklahoma, an idea of an independent bunch of good American young people at Oklahoma Christian College. However, if this movement towards government "nationaliza- tion" or regulation of pri- vate corporations continues this may be the last Private Enterprise Week. Where do you stand? -O- Sound Off! (From Page 1) about doubled since we were first married. Of course, wages have increased too, but prices are in excess of the wage increase. For instance, I made $34.00 per week, and groceries ran about $20 per week and rent $30 to $35. a month. Now the average wage is around $100. a week, groceries from $60 per week, and rent $200 to $300 a month. I think the government spends too much, like the salary increase lately for our elected officials. They don't give the tax payer equal privileges. I think they ought to put the welfare people on the government pay roll. The same family shouldn't have more than one member in the family on the govern- ment pay roll either. And I don't think a $50 rebate is going to help much, as it will cost us any way we go. I think the electric company that is giving a rebate to the welfare should have given it to the stockholders who helped to build their own company for a legitimate rebate instead of to welfare. HEARING HELD FOR EDDIE BUNCH from Page 1) July 1, 1975 through Dec. or Jan. had disappeared. Mr. Wyatt did not recall the exact dates. The next witness was the P-T Principal, Ditz Mcllvain, who is also Driver's Ed. Instructor, football and track coach. Mcllvain said he had spoken to Bunch on several occasions in regard to noise in his classroom and missing classes. Bunch teaches Okla- homa History, Civics and Problems in Democracy. The school principal con- firmed Wyatt's report of the conversation related to the board's decision. He re- peated that Bunch was told "he would go without the board's blessing" if he took more than the maximum lbj , wtrniaS the official that this would legal decision and  "province of the being invaded." The "tribunal has no ask this question be by the board. West he "needed a clear !standing" of what stitnted willful ne duty according to the It was established board had acted in agreement on the West cited other in which a definition Phage, duty," was made in 78 Then withdrew his The December 7 i Ration which included McIlvain and Bunch next\\;matter of Bunch. His story in was that the board discussed it for sometime after wMch asked them "to come decision as it was quite late." The decision witness who asking for their The attorney asked Bunch if he were that you didn't know "blessing meant?" said he thought were something you got God." He admitted he it meant they wouldn't it. In summation, ton reminded everyone is one of those times" for the board important to the P-T System which was their responsibility as well the Bunch family. If has "been absent, monished, and not doing ,job" then the decision board has reached If in fact he is fulfilling class room duties or is unduly away, there is tcause for not renewing i contract. ' ' The attorney the board to very ,weigh the matter of mony to see if the decision was correct mistaken. I am not prosecutor," stated but helping to true facts. The ' decision is up to the Think well on the heard. The duties of board of education this of you." West's summation much agreed with attorney's with the that he felt the definitely hinged on definition of the Again, West referred to fact that 62 out of the similiar charges went appeal before the St Board of Education. OEA representative Bunch said there were parts to the charge to the P.P.C. and Board. These were leaving kids unit1 warned and then doing the same thin Willful is after three days. Mcllvain agreed being told," he said f, SHURFINE FRENCH SIILE SHURFINE VEGETABLE " that he felt the "conversa- "Obviously," West .::*:%i 303 SHORTENING LB tion was clear and concise these warnings were GREEN a CANS -g CAN 1 lilg[ cncerning the three days" given to Bunch or that Hy_..[iii DP A Lie i I '-   "'- ' __ , . ,  in his estimation, had their express di !i ilq[li IP I u.s. cHOIcE  At this time evidence was proval. If he doesn't k " - R:)UNDSTEAK 98 ........... i given thatBunchhadnt how can he be guilty B g;E;gg.. ( " LB ,  been told his contract would willful neglect of duty S not be renewed. In January. teacher? It was not wtl rUKrLC ,/ u.s CHOICE .: : Bunch was given an oppor- and it was not neglect ff  tunity to resign, however, no classes were covered in PLUMSA 45 R[ /P t RQ I distinction was made by absence." t "blessing" or discharge, but The conclusion was '" ' U S CHOICE llllll merely that if the teacher iilli'J' --- n usvllwlm UkVW-IVB LB. VJ mtmm -" Ex00r, I plKU:g PI:AK went for more than the thesesions. Thewere backgroundWeighty d' ::: . approved days he was ould be considered t.e r._ u u r._...' i--"'--- ---" "'" _ .-! :i going againsttheapprovalof  renewing the teacher's muma ' (rgr broon II lll X bl LB. ' I i the board." On further questioning, tract. The school board r# mwt _gtomn wich i lriiO  - : Mcllvain answered, "Yes, bers, except Dale Jarvis  ...... r ........ in NCH &RAFIFRESH LIVER 5-- EMVI 1 going into the classroom 07as absent, adjourned /iUi = when problems or distur-discussion. Upon returnt bances are encountered is a verbal vote was takefl LB. a part of my job as which each member :-,, BACON 2 $2." g: SL I  principal'" in answer t matively upheld his fr West's questions.  decision, thus making i y SIZe) pLB.. Hollis Ward, 4th year school board's deciSl - _ . i , :!i school board member, was unanimous in their charg e _-  ...... - / - - A - -- -;-- * *'4'* 1 ' the only member sworn in as willful neglect of duty. I Food Stamps I  h .i ii rices [f|,rtive ' 1 m awitness. West resumed his t''ZO/ kA k K  Fri., SI.  ,on.  / 'J  toeffrtSthe board'st get a definitioninterpretation as / J tiVOli i I t  pa| |S, ]6,  |2 S ]  of"willful neglect of duty."  rr  ,R T .:i !i!! This witness also refused to . HONE 8ubso, tbe to. vp