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Charles Elliott Tandy, born on 04 April 1947, son of George William and June Jones Tandy, spent his childhood in Princeton, Caldwell County, Kentucky and in Central City, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.
Ed Tandy, who attended Kentucky Southern College (Louisville, Ky.), graduated from the University of Louisville (Ky.), concentrating his studies in philosophy, history, and sociology. After graduate work in political science at the New School for Social Research (New York City), he attended the Ninth Geneva Graduate Study Programme of the United Nations (Geneva, Switzerland), studying ecology and the environment.
While working his way through college (which included substitute teaching in high school), and with the aid of a scholarship grant, Mr. Tandy found time to serve on weekends as a volunteer in tutoring underprivileged school children, was elected to various offices in student government, and actively participated in his college's "S.0.S." (Save Our School) fund-raising campaign. Later, he won first prize in a national essay contest sponsored by the United Nations Association of New York City.
Ed Tandy first entered national politics in any vigorous way with Senator Eugene McCarthy's bid for the Presidency in 1968. In 1969 Tandy was elected to the Muhlenberg County (Ky.) Democratic Executive Committee to serve for four years. In 1972, he was a Democratic candidate for U.S. Congress (Ky. First Congressional District).
Mr. Tandy, who has done volunteer work with the Kentucky Human Rights Commission, is a former mental health worker as well as a former employee of the Hugh Moore Fund: the Campaign to Check the Population Explosion. Mr. Tandy helped in the preparations for the first "Earth Day" of 22 April 1970, and later worked as an environmental health officer with the Kentucky State Department of Health.
Tandy, whose biography has appeared in Personalities of the South, has testified before committees of both houses of U.S. Congress. Author of a proposed bill to establish a (U.S.) National institute on Low Temperature Biology, Mr. Tandy's copyrighted works include "Prometheus Polis: an Alternative to Death" and "Utopia: Only 25 Years Away!" Tandy is also listed in international Who's Who of Intellectuals r. Tandy's memberships include the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Civil Liberties Union, the American Federation of Government Employees--AFL-CIO--Local 3186 (and a former Vice-President), the Bay Area Cryonics Society, the Committee for Elimination of Death, Consumers Union, the Cryonics Society of Michigan, the Federation of American Scientists, the L-5 Society, the Prometheus Society (and its Founding Director), SANE, the Smithsonian Associates, the Society for Cryobiology, World Action, the World Federalists, and the World Future Society.
andy, a civil servant with the (U.S.) Social Security Administration, is rounding Director of the Prometheus Society, a non-profit organization acvocating the revolutionary, dramatic improvement of the human condition Dossible by means of the practical application of space science and colonization, life-cxtension and medical science, and cryobiological research and development.
Ed Tandy resides at 102 Morris Drive, Laurel, Maryland 20810 U.S.A,
INTERNATIONAL HEALTH AGENCY ACT OF 1971
SUBCOMMITTEE ON INTERNATIONAL
COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS
TO PERMIT GREATER INVOLVEMENT OF AMERICAN MEDICAL ORGANIZATIONS AND PERSONNEL IN THE FURNISHING OF HEALTH SERVICES AND ASSISTANCE TO THE DEVELOPING NATIONS OF THE WORLD, AND FÖR OTHER PURPOSES
AUGUST 2, 3, 4, OCTOBER 6, 7, AND 12, 1971
U.S. GOVERNMUST PAIN.
STATEMENT ON THE BILL. H.R. 10012, INTERNATIONAL HEALTH AGENCY ACT OF 1971 (By Charles E. Tandy, Health Department of Kenton County, Ky., and a Winner of UN Association Youth Essay Contest)
I shall begin with a brief analysis of what the proposed bill I.R. 10042 itself says. The purpose of the "International Health Agency Act of 1971" is to provide health assistance to underdeveloped nations by permitting "greater involvement of American medical organizations and personnel". The Agency is under the authority, first, of the President of the United States, next, of the Secretary of State, and, finally, of the Director of the Agency (appointed by the President). The Agency's primary, but not sole, concern is to be with “infective and epidemic scourges". Agency funds are not to exceed $25 million for each of the next five fiscal years.
If I were to list the good points in the proposed bill I might mention, first, gocal intentions. Certainly assisting those in need is a worthy objective. I also think it good that personnel are to be assigned "at the invitation of host countries," and that wherever possible "emphasis shall be placed on training host country personnel to carry out priority health tasks among the people of the host country”. However, good intentions are not enough! Perhaps it would not be unpatriotic to raise some questions about the proposed bill! Should such a new separate Agency be established? Should health assistance be unilateral (and under the authority of the President and the Secretary of State) rather than multilateral (and, say, under the authority of the United Nations)? Would not multilateral aid tend to help cool the cold war? Would it not be more difficult for multilateral aid to be used for international power political purposes? Why should the proposed Agency be primarily concerned with "epidemic control, specific disease campaigns, and mass immunization programs"? Are there not already existing intranational or international institutions with the same goal as the proposed Agency? Why should the yearly funds be $25 million rather than $25 billion? I favor health assistance to underdeveloped nations, but the reason I favor such assistance is not because I think such assistance can help the United States "win" the cold war. In the present anarchic international environment the cold war can only become the hot war, a war without a winner and perhaps without a survivor. In such an environment, our first and primary criterion must be the survival of civilization. In practice this means a massive coordinated long term program to that effect, not simply small random short run "good deeds to help the needy". One danger of this bill might be that it would delude us into thinking we are solving the roots of our problems when, at best, we would be treating the symptoms.
The program I would propose instead would require closer to $25 billion a year than to $25 million, and it would rely very much on strengthening and transforming world institutions. It has been said that the fat of our military budget could be trimmed by $10 billion without any change of assumptions In our foreign policy. However, with a change of assumptions as outlines, surely at least $25 billion could be cut from the military budget. For some in liction of what my program might contain. I refer you to my speech before Sunator Fulbright's foreign relations committee and Representative Fraser's foreign affairs subcommittee delivered on September 23 of this year (1971).
Therefore, because of my concern for world health. I recommend rejection of the proposed American "International Health Agency Act of 1971".
In the present historical epoch major sources of disorder are nationalism and the cold war, and major sources of injustice are starvation, ignorance, and poverty. Reinold Niebuhr in his book "The Children of Light and the Children of Darkness," first published in 1944, stated that the "experience of Abraham Lincol in dealing with national issues might well instruct us on the rel. tive importance of order and justice in international politics. Facing civil conflict within the nation Lincoln declared: 'My primary purpose is to save the union.' Analogously our primary purpose must be to create a union. It was signifiseant, how, ver, that the agh Lincoln was prepared to save the union half slave and half free it soon be ame apparent that this could not be done. The union could be saved only by abolishing slavery. This is a nice symbol of the fact that order precedes justice in the strategy of government; but that only an order which implicates justice can achieve a stable peace. An unjust order quickly invites th resentment and rebellion which lead to its undoing."
ory purpose must be to save the world by creating a world union if it to be permanent and secure, can not be achieved in a world . ' rich and half poor.
UNITED NATIONS ASSOCIATION ESSAY WINNERS
COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN RELATIONS
UNITED STATES SENATE
... FIRST SESSION
TO HEAR ESSAY WINNERS ON HOW TO MAKE THE UNITED NATIONS A MORE EFFECTIVE FORCE FOR PEACE:
Printed for the use of the Committee on Foreign Relations
U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
BA KUKOUND OF MR. TANDY
The CHAIRMAN. Mr. Charles E. Tandy, age 24, who is from Kentucky, did his graduate studies at the New School for Social Research, New York City. He is presently employed by the Health Department of Kenton County, Ky.
Mr Tandy, we are very pleased to have you.
Mr. TANDY. I am pleased to be here.
The CHAIRMAN. Would yon proceed, please.
STATEMENT OF CHARLES E. TANDY
Mr. TANDY. I would like to begin, if I may, with some words from a pm written by Bob Dylan. He has written a poem which goes someing like this:
Cole gather 'round people wherever you roani. Admit that the waters around you have grown. Accept it that soon you will be drenchell to the bone. If your time to you is worth savin', then you better start swimmin' or you'll sink like a stone. For the times they are a-changin'.
Come writers and critics who prophesize with your pen. Keep your eyes wide, the chance won't conue again. Don't speak too soon for the wheel's still in'spia. It's no tellin' who that it's namin'. The loser now will be later to win. For the times they are a-changin'.
Cole Senators, Congressmen. please heed the call. Don't stand in the doorwas. Don't block up the hali. He that gets hurt will be he who has stalled. There's a battle outside and its ragin'. It'll soon shake your windows and rattle your walla For the times they are a-hangin'.
Come mothers and fathers throughout the land. Don't criticize if you ena't understand. Your sons and your daughters are beyond your command. Your old