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Arkanni Stairi As N. Eut AT*., FayrttnUto. AlkUMt «7»l PhMMMMMS PibUihed every ·fterauM except SowUjr Founded Jue U. IMt Second Class Postage Paid at Fayetteville. Arkansas I See It REPEAT PERFORMANCE By ALLAN GILBERT The Ozark Society's ipring tour is scheduled (or Sunday, May 4. J. E. Vaile, professor of horticulture and forestry at the University, will lead th« group. Reservations at least four days in advance are necessary. The tour this year will be a leisurely one, stopping at such spots as Cherry Bend and Wolf Pen. It will follow the Mulberry River, which I understand is at a near perfect l e v e l at the moment, a n d proceed along stretches of Hwys. 21 and 23 as well as 16. Speaking of Ozark Society, the National Park Service's report on the "Proposed Buffalo National River," released last weekend, brings into sharp focus just what a "national river" is apt to consist of. It has been the Ozark Society. I would note, which has worked so diligently on the conservation and preservation of the Buffalo's unique resources, so it is only fitting and proper that O'/.ark Society president. Dr. Xcil Compton and friend? take a bow in the spotlight of the Park Service's new publication. It is interesting, politically, to f i n d Rep. Hammerschmidt Traffic is so bad, in fact, thai our city of Harrison, a relative new- I , H R been pondering a proposal to secure the comer to the Buffalo campaign. ; services of a t r a f f i c engineer or consultant to taking credit for the Park Serdo a s t u d y and f u r n i s h recommendations, for almost a year. MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use for republication of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited in this paper and also the local news published herein. All rights of republication of special dispatches · herein are also reserved. ; SUBSCRIPTION RATES Per Week (by carrier) 45c Mail rates in Washington. Benton, Madison counties Ark. and Adair County, Okla. .3 months $5.00 ( months $8.50 .1 YEAR $16-00 City Box Section $18.00 Mail in counties other than above: 1 3 months $6.00 . 6 months $W.5» 1 YEAR $20.00 4~~« ~Thursdey, April 24, 1969 Here's The Plan Traffic in Fayetteville probably is worse t h a n any place else in Arkansas. It is so bad it is almost a tourist attraction. We over- hoard two ladies in a restaurant, \vhk-h faces »!ito College, remark a few days ago that i h p y always brought their guests there to rat and "to sec all our traffic." : In the meantime--in the nick of time, ynn might say--.John Volpe. new Secretary for Transportation in the Nixon Cabinet, has · i-dine up with an idea that could solve the . whole maddening dilemma. : In an interview with the Associated Press : a few days ago, the new Secretary offered · the opinion that it may become necessary .. one of these days to curb the use of automo- '·. hiles in the nation's cities. We recognize the courage such a remark ; required--the auto being equally sacred in '· America w i t h motherhood, apple pie and flag '. --and we commend him for it. We also com- · mend his idea as one worthy of serious con. sirlcnitioii. · It has been obvious for years that com'. m n n i t i e s like Fayetteville, in their breakneck ; dash toward affluence and expansion, would : one day completely outgrow their woefully pool- and antiquated street systems. In our ; own case, it happened, as best we can recall, ftloir: about the Baylor game weekend back in J%0. Since then the city's fathers have debated · stop signs, stop lights and No Left Turn signs, in f u t i l e hopes that something, somehow--a by-pass, maybe--would save the day. Salvation has not come, however, and most experts agree the by-pass, when it opens, will provide little relief to College Av- · rnue, and none at all to the snarl of cars · around our Square. Kvon using the advice of the proposed expert, who is certain to suggest more through- · streets, wider streets, and more street lig^s and controls, there is almost no hope that · m u n i c i p a l finances will ever be in a position, . or city dwellers ever in a mood to sanction the enormous sums of money necessary to do all the things crucial to a permanent accommodation of the auto. Hence, in view of the fact that autos sprm to grow longer as well as more numerous every year, the ONLY solution that may ' lie left for us is, as Mr. Volpe courageously .-iiggests: Limit use of where and whon (as well as how) a person can use his auto in the critical · areas of urban activity. What Others Sa HYPOCRISY IN ADVKKTISIM; H a r d l y an issue of any of the; n e w s magazines Ints tiie newsstands these clays without one or inure l l i i ' h y advertisements telling w h a t sumo corporation is doing to solve the problems of nur cities or case ·-Dii.f: rif the other social ills which beset i^. 'Hi!', is what t h e buys on Madison Au-mic refer to as "corporate" a d v e r t i s i n g , as opposed Id the i : a n l : ; i type detiii -.ittd to the h a w k i n g of tooth- p a - i i . - . ·lioiithwash a n d Midi. We've found some of t!i' -i: .idvertisemenls - as a l t r . i c l K e as they may ho - If-s t h a n c o n v i n c i n g . Thus, we were interested to I . N ' I tiii; head ( one (if Hie n a t i o n ' s largest corporation', express! ML' some s i m i l a r doubts. H. I). Doan. president ol t h e Dim C l i e i n n . i l I'n , l,.is warned t h a t there may he ";i i;norl deal of hy P'j' T;sy behind some of t i i ( ' . e u;e-saj;es. "I l i a \ e r".!tl hundreds of ads on pollution control." says t' '· chemical company president, "but they all h a v e t '- ear.Tiiirks of w i n n i n g a popularity contest rather t a a n offcrnj! real solution', to the problems. We w o u l d *ll do w e l l to insist t h a i our image makers make I '· image correspond to l e a l j y . " Dimness find imlir.'ry. Mi an .inportant rul': 10 il"y m v.;,;':i 1'iiilroiil us. and lie p r r d prof 1 :'". - "most notably ,m argues, do h a \ c I v i n g the. problems n-t', a gre.il deal of inue.r.ed emphasis on l i i r . t . g m i n o r i t y groups" '.Mil he prndueed by their «'(ioits. Jlr, worry -- one. we share w i t h him is I!. at ',omr: final arc Idling t h e i r .-lone, in such !· jl'/.uiiK term.', tli.'il they "make it sound as if bus; in"s', is about lo M/lvo UK; problem w h e n in fact ' |h; el/ort 11 s m a l l in comparison to ' i h a t needs to I be dent." - Hniitlngton (W. Va.) Herald A i K e i t i s t r vice report and the success of lengthy efforts to establish some such facility. Arkansas' senators, factually, have had a bigger hand in getting the project so near a successful conclusion. Splendidly illustrated w i t h photographic reproductions of lypical and spectacular scenes along the river's course, the report is mostly general, in such terms as the following: "It is this a r r a y of q u a l i t i e s that make t h e B u f f a l o a n outstanding re m a n an t of wild America, worthy of saving for its own sake as well as for the present and future needs of the region. To dam the river would destroy its integrity and a great part of its irreplacable and unique resources. To allow uncontrolled commercial development along the river -- and that is the greater danger today -- would also rapidly dimish the stream's fragile combination of values, nut kept in its natural state and properly managed, the river valley would yield experiences of a kind and quality t h a t are becoming all too rare in urbanized America. "A Buffalo National River would also make a significant economic contribution to the Ozarks. In the past the people living near the Buffalo have depended mainly upon declining returns from agriculture and forestry for their living. It has nnt been a prosperous way of life. Between 1940 and 1960 the population of five counties nearest the river (Newton. Scarcy. M a r i o n . Boone a n d Baxt e r ) dropped 21 per cent. As r o c e n t l y as 1905 the per capita income in these counties came to only $1,675 a n n u a l l y , and the average f a m i l y income w a s less t h a n h a l f t h a t for the Nation as a whole. Though s o m e development has taken place in the B u f f a l o region over the past two decades, extensive indus- t r i a l i z a t i o n docs not appear like iy"Recreation w i l l continue to be important lu the Ozarks' economy, though it is. limited in two ways. Most of the acreage in National Forests and State Parks is dry upland, suit able only for such activities as b i k i n g , hunting and cave exploring, while water-based recreation consists mostly of fish- in.C and power boating on the region's many roso.rvoir.s. A B u f f a l o National River w o u 1 d add variety and an element of uniqueness to the attractions of the 0/arks." To implement these objectives the Park Service envision- Id areas of basic development: Hat Cave: historical interpretation. Roxlcy: restored mill: general store concession, and scenic roadway. Ponca-I.nst Valley: camp and picnic area: nature trail, and interpretation. Beauty Cave: guided t o u r . P r u i l l : secondary visitors cent e r : c a m p and picnic areas: administrative area, and conservation education center. Carver: primitive camp; and interpretive trail. Woolum: camp and picnic area. Richlaml Valley: scenic roadway and interpretive devices. Point Peter: scenic overlook*, and nature t r a i l . Headquarters: primary visitors center: camp and picnic areas: pioneer f a r m : administrative area; interpretive area; horse and boat concessions, and conservation education area. - · · ! [ , ( . ; pinne and .swimming area. Gilbert: picnic area. Ark. 14 Bridge: picnic area. B u f f a l o River State P n r k: .secondary visitors center: ramp- grounds; lodging and dining: horse and boat conscssions: fion- servation education nnd Interpretation center; and administrative. Itush: stabilized ruins, nnd historical interpretation. Mouth of-Huffalo: cunip and picnic areas; nature trail, nnd horse concession. It sounds likn it might work nut swell. If you want to sre it l i k e i! used to bo, though, you'd letter go before the park buys Ret .stHrted. Sex Education Better Than Nervous Breakdown Mv ART BUCHWALD what happened when they wert WAGINGTM - tta. » · ttW^tWSaS big flap going on in the United and from w h a t our 13-year-old States right now over the ques- instructors could tell ui, it was tion of teaching Sex Education all bad. in our schools. The educators Those of u» who escaped 111- are mostly for it and the ultra- sanity and shotgun weddings conservatives, including the were told we would probably ~ wind up with a horrendous di- WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Census Bureau Alters Questionnaire By DREW PEARSON ' JACK ANDERSON (C), 1969, By Bell-McClurc Syndicate DREW PEARSON AND JACK ANDERSON SAY: BATHROOM QUESTIONS ELIMINATED FROM CENSUS; NIXON GIVES LEADERS A PEP TALK ON BUDGET CUTS WASHINGTON - The census bureau has now eliminated such embarrassing questions as "Do you have a flush toilet?" "Do you have a bathtub or a shower?" and "How many babies have you had, counting stillborn births?" The deletion was preceded by an interesting closed-door session between President Nixon and his Republican leaders in Congress in which they opposed this type of examination. Rep. Jackson Belts, Ohio Republican leaders in Congress in which they opposed this type of examination. Rep. Jackson Belts. Ohio Republican, though not present at the meeting, was among the most vigorous in opposing the census questionaire as an invasion of privacy. "People could be sent to jail," claimed Belts, "A host of things could happen, all because they answered census questions which had nothing to do w i t h counting the population." President Nixon at first believed that his hands were tied. He lold the GOP leaders that several government programs, .such as school lunches and public housing, are based in law upon a mandatory census. The President also disclosed that he might seek to remove criminal penalties from the law. since only two people in the history of the census had been convicted for failure to answer questions. He was also concerned about the people who are left out of the census. He asked his urban adviser. Dan Moynihan. about reports that more than one million negroes aren't carried in the census. "Yes. sir. That's lure." replied Moynihan. "That's my judgment." "This works a hardship on the poor." commented the President. "The ones most in need are the ones who won't review their existence. We can't help them if we don't know they exist." "These people." suggested Pennsylvania Sen. Hugh Scott, "are refugees from government. They are [earful of government enforcement, government taxes." Agreeing, the President also felt some people were deterred by the complex cnsus forms. H told the GOP leaders that in the 1970 census only 5 per cent of the people will be asked to fill out the long form. Another 15 per cent will be given a more moderate questionnaire: but 80 per cent, he said, "will receive the shortest form you can get." After further study, the Census Bureau bowed and cut the original 66 questions for householders down to 23. NOTE -- The President made no comment on the fact that the government sells census information to credit bureaus and other private outfits. The Federal Users Conference, whose members profit from government -gathered personal statistics. has been busy backstage heading off any attempt to restrict this flow of information. The federal users' man in Washington. John Aiken, has the line this year," he promised the GOP legislative leaders. "we will try to be more generous in the domestic line next year." Florida Kep. Bill Cramer, the top Republican on the House Public Works Committee, asked whether any new projects would be started under the Nixon Budget. "A few new starts," Replied the President. He added that there would be "considerable revision" of the Public Works Program. He called his budget "realistic," nothing that he had mae a few increases in the figures he had inherited from ex-President Johnson. Nixon cited as an example an increase in rent supplements from $5 million to $100 million. Still his budget would provide a near-record surplus. Turning to budget doss Robert Mayor, the President asked "What are the figures on the $4 billion surplus. Bob?" "This will be the largest in 18 years and the fourth largest in the history of the nation." said Mayor. Across the President's face slowly spread a $4 billion smile. PROBLEMS OF AGE- John Birchers and the DAR, are mostly against it. I usually like to stay out of controversial matters as I hate to answer my mail, but in this case I have to come out for teaching sex education in the schools. This is a very personal matter with me. I had no formal sex education when I was a student, and everyone knows the mess I'm in. If there had been a Head Start program in sex education when I was going to public school. I might have been a different man today. When I was going to Public School 35 in Hollis, N. Y., we got all our sex education at the local candy store after 3 o'clock. The information was dispensed by 13-year-olds who seemed to k n o w everything there was to know on t h e subject, and we 11-and 12-year-olds believed every word they to'.d us. Some of it. I discovered later on. did not necessarily happen to be true. For example, I was told as an absolute fact that if a girl necked with y o u in the rumble seat of a car. she would automatically have a baby. This kept me out of the rumble seat of an automobile until I was 23 years old. There were some other canards of the day. including one that the method of kissing a girl on the mouth decided whether she would become pregnant or not. Every time I kissed girl after that. I sweated for the next nine months. The sex experts at Sam's Candy Store had an answer for every problem that was raised at the soda fountain. These included warnings that if you did certain things you would go insane. Most of us were prepared to be taken off to the booby hatch at any moment. There was obviously no talk about birds, bees, flowers or animals. We couldn't care less sease that would be passed on to our children and their children for generations to come. There were 25 ways of catching this disease, including shaking hands with someone who knew someone who had it. You can imagine the nightmares these tales -produced. There seemed to be no escape. You were doomed if you did. and you were doomed if you didn't After one of these sessions at the candy store, I seriously contemplated suicide. There didn't seem to be any other way out. Now the worst p a r t of my sex indoctrination was that when I turned 13 I became an instructor myself and passed on my knowledge to 11-and 12-year olds at the same candy store. They listened in awe as I repeated word for word what I had been told by my "teachers, 1 and I was ama/ed with how much authority I was able tn pass on the "facts' 'of sex education as I kriew them. Upon becoming 13, they in turn taught the younger stud- dents. Heaven knows how many generations of Public School 35 alumni went on through life believing everything they had learned about sex at Sam's Candy Store. The fact is that, while the sex education at Sam's served a purpose, we were all emotional wrecks before we got to high school. So, on the basis of my own experience, I don't think we have much choice in this country when it comes to sex education. In order to avoid the agony and pain my fellow classmates and I went through, we either have to teach sex in the schools, or close down every soda fountain in the United States. --:C) 1969. The Washington Post Co. What Is 'Honorable 7 In Search For Peace? By CLAYTON FRITCHEY WASHINGTON -- It appears that we are going to hear a lot of talk about an "honorable" peace before the Vietnam negotiations in Paris are over. It is a phrase much patronized by both the Johnson and Nixon Administrations, and is a particular favorite of Professor Henry Kissinger, the White House advisor on foreign affairs. Honorable is a splendid word, which is why it is in such splendid use, but it is doubtful if it will serve a useful purpose at the Paris talks, for none of the parties are ever likely to agree on what it means. Historically, it usually means trying to get peace without condeding anything. Every public opinion poll shows that most Americans now feel that U. S. intervention in ror." Such action, he believes. would "elevate him and the country he leads to a pinnacle of world wide respect, honor, and gratitude America has not enjoyed for years." Everybody has heard that Vietnam battle deaths now exceed those of Korea, but Findly points to a l e s s well known fact: "Almost a third of our troops killed in hostile action have died since the peace offensive began on March 31, 1968. So far. he adds, "our efforts to save face have actually lost face, and much more than just face." One of the difficult problems facing any president in negotiating the U.S. out of Vietnam is the ingrained attitude of a country that, unlike the other major powers, has never known N. J.. Chairman of the special Senate committee on aging, will soon reveal some shocking bcen quietly pulling both federal f ac t s about the economic plight o j o l ( j p eo p| e Williams, who has had a task and congressional strings. -BUDGET PEP TALK- President Nixon gave his congressional chiefs a private pep talk the other morning on his budget, which he promised would be "more generous" next year. Only Colorado's Sen. Gordon Allott departed the closed-door White House meeting still petulant over public works cuts in his home state. He cheer- hilly advocates government economy everywhere except in Colorado. His complaints about reducing Colorado's helpings from the pork barrel! broutht a quiet appeal from the President. "This budget is going to hurt he said, "hut I want your help." He pointed out that the Defense budget had been slashed Vietnam was a mistake. Many Sen Harrison Williams, D- of the top men in the Johnson defeat, and hence is not ac- and Nixon Administrations customed to compromise. In share this view, as do even leading Congressional h a w k s like Sen. Richard Russell. What is honorable? To confess error and correct it, or keep on fight- force of experts deliving i n t o ing in the hope of getting a settlement which can be pictured (politically at least) as a vindication of U. S. policy? This is the question that ultimately must be faced up to in Paris when it becomes clear that, despite Administration propaganda to the contrary, no real progress is being made, or can be made until the U. S. is prepared to make concessions that it has rejected until now. In a remarkably candid speech, in which he criticized himself for not having opposed the war vigorously enough. Rep. Paul Findley (R.-I11.,) reviews this, warns: "The economic problems of old age are not only unsolved, but they will not be solved for the elderly of the future -- today's workers -unless this nation takes positive. His task force findings, to be disclosed at the hearings at the end of April, reveal in part: "Three out of ten people 65 and older -- in contrast to one in nine younger people -- were living in poverty in 1966. Yet many of these aged people did not become poor until thev became old." About half of the families with an elderly head had less than $·1.000 income in 1967. about one in five was below $2.000. Half . Vietnam, however, no such thing as a real U. S. defeat is at stake, regardless of how it is settled. Genuine defeat is what Germany and Japan experienced in World War H, which means destruction of the armed forces, unconditional surrender, occupation, partition, etc. But after Vietnam is over, the U. S. will still be the greatest power on earth in every respect. France could tell the U.S. the vital difference between defeat (when it was overrun by Hitler) and disengagement (when it withdrew from Algiers and Indo-China). Until De Gaulle came to power, the French politicians were so fearful of appearing to accept "defeat" in Africa and Southeast Asia that. the question of national honor, like the U. S. in Vietnam, they 27 per cent, which he said was of the old people living alone , "much more than the social aspects" had been cut. "If you will help me to hold or with non-relatives had incomes below $1.480 and a fourth had $1.000 or less. Hatlo's They'll Do It Every Time face, and prestige. " G r e a t nations like great men," he says, "must have the courage to admit error." President Nixon, he thinks, "can turn what appears to be an inevitable military and diplomatic disaster to the best advantage by moving swiftly to correct a colossal inherited er- went on for years wasting thousands of lives and billions of dollars. De. Gaulle finally had the courage to reverse thnt policy, and a grateful France, freed from a dreadful burden. has kept him in office ever since. Is it possible Nixon hasn't taken notice? (C) 1969, Ncwsday, Inc. WVAS- IT'S THE CLUB- WE HAVE A y BULLHORN WAITING LIST OF TWO YEARS-10) COULD PROBABLY . LIKE TO PUT YOU UP ^ SL __^^{ PUSH YOUR HUSBAUDS] L FOR MEMBERSHIP-" j(ps~T|ij3\ APPLICATION ^^^^^T^fy Ik » 2u^S Billy Graham This Is My Answer ;«TO ^2*r. ^V°^. MOW LET'S LOOK. IN OM A COUNCIL MEETINS OP BULLHORN'S CLUB- THE HEAP CHEESE SPEAKS-- /teTSFACE IT, BOYS-TWENTY-SIX W , r RE9WATIONSTHIS MOMTH-WE 60TTAIM i SOMETHIN6- SET HEW BLOOD- WE SOTTA " ' m Is it a sin for a Christian to be a pessimist? At times I am very pessimistic. A. C. There is an old saying: "Twixt optimist and pessimist the d i f - ference is droll. The optimist sees the doughnut, the pessimist sees the h o l e . " A Christian should be the most optimistic person in the world; that is. so far as peace in thir life and assurance, of the future life is concerned. Christians are optimistic because t h e y look to Christ and not to themselves, have faith in Him and not in this world order. There is absolutely no reason to be optimistic about unregencratc man. He bus a l w a y s made mistakes and will continue to do no. For Hint reason there is much in (be world situation which cnlls (or pessimism. Rut our faith il in tin Sovereign God of the universe and we know Ihat lie will u l t i m a t e l y prevail. Christians should lie optimistic nnt only because of God our Ilcavenl" Father but also because (if Christ who is our Savior and Lord. The Bible, makes it plain thai some day He u i l l come again to rule in righteousness and then every tongue wi 1 1 confess Him and f v r r y knee bow to Him. Furthermore we c a n be optimistic because of the Church. The Church which is composed of all true believers stands and will stand us ii rock and nil the gales of Hell will not prevail iigninst it. As sunn- one has truly said, "With Gml ns my Knlhcr and Christ, as my Savior nnd lh(! Holy Spirit as my Guide 1 four not (his world nor the next,"

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