The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on November 3, 1968 · Page 205
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 205

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Sunday, November 3, 1968
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"l-fr-. i PARADE S SPECIAL SI K BECAUSE OF VOLUME OF MAIL RECEIVED. PARADE REGRETS IT CANNOT ANSWER QUERIES ABOUT THIS COLUMN. EDITED by LLOYD SHEARER STATISTICAL before Ameri- EXTRACT cans head for the polls to 4fe 5 o vW -iT I Mini STUDENT POWER BLACK POWER STATE OF Rarely in this century has the nation been so THE PEOPLE the University of Southern California, Dr. Pinto pointed out that 26 million Americans have lost some or all of their teeth and that at least 23 million are partly or entirely - deaf. Pinto believes that loss of teeth, resulting in jaw-strains when upper and lower teeth do not meet, affects the hearing organs. TOP INCOME r. best place to live? It depends on how a man evaluates climate, occupation, people, and money. If money is the determining factor, you will be interested in the correlation between region and per capita income as compiled by the U.S. Department of Commerce for the year 1967. Per Capita Region Income 1 Far West $3597 2 Mideast 3561 3 New England 3503 4 Great Lakes 3395 5 Plains 3021 6 Rocky Mts 2873 7 Southwest 2709 8 Southeast 2456 The top ten states in 1967 per. capita personal income were Connecticut ($3969), New York ($3759), Illinois ($3750), Alaska ($3738), New Jersey ($3668), California , ($3665), Delaware ($3642), Nevada ($3583), Massachusetts ($3541), and Washington ($3521). From 1948 to 1967 the regions with the greatest -average total annual growth rate were the Southeast, the Southwest, tied for second, and the Far West, which ranks first. vote in their 37th President, they should know the following facts and figures about their country: The U.S.A. is now a nation of approximately 200 million people, 102 million females and 38 million males. In round figures, 175 million are white, 25 million non-white. 120 million are old enough to vote. 125 million live in cities. 91 million are married. 33 million own their homes. 6 million attend college. 50 million attend lower schools. 33 million are white collar workers. 27 million are blue collar workers. 123 million claim they go to church. 9 million are foreign-born. 11 million are widows or widowers. 19 million are under 5 years of age, and 19 million are over 65. 106 million are age 25 and over. Our average age is 27.7. Approximately 85 million have been born since July 1, 1945. DEAFNESS Zi!l,h" Rlin TCCTU lose their ANU IllM teeth frequently lose some of their hearing soon after? Dr. Olympio Pinto of the University of Brazil is sure that some relationship exists between the two. Lecturing recently at Hawaii, Nebraska, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, all have legislation in the hopper to lower the voting age. Should the remainder of the nation, drag its feet? The blacks, of course, want what they believe the whites have had all along equality of opportunity to achieve the better life in the land of their birth. They have rejected their old goal of integration and are now demanding control of their own ghettos. They favor regional and cultural separateness and the wielding of black "soul" and political power. They regard the word "Negro" as "Uncle Tom" and prefer "black" or "Afro-American." They want to establish a separate and distinct black culture within the framework of a white society. Can the objectives of the black group and the youth group be achieved peacefully through the American political process or will more blood have to flow in more riots? For the new Administration in Washington, D.C., that will constitute the $64,000 question. That will constitute the nation's most vital question in the years to come. divided and so riot-torn. Many politicians choose to ignore or refuse to acknowledge the evident ' truth: two revolutions are underway in American life the black revolution and the youth revolution. Neither can be swept under the rug or long put down by force. Both groups, the blacks and the youths, want more power than U.S. society has previously granted them. Their rebellion stems primarily from the American involvement in the Vietnamese war, which they are profoundly against and for which they have had to pay a high price in blood. (Can anyone remember when so many military reservists have petitioned the Supreme Court to prevent their being shipped overseas?) The youth of the nation now wants some voice in its own education, its own destiny, and in the country's domestic and foreign policies. At the moment only two states, Georgia and Kentucky, allow 18-year-olds to vote. Alaska has a minimum voting age of 19. Five othe.r states,

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