Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on August 14, 1972 · Page 13
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 13

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Monday, August 14, 1972
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Northweil Arkomm TIMES, Men., Aug. 14, T97t FAYKTTIVILLI, ARKANSAS Jl-ed By 'The Mother' ' · · · · · · · - - . ' . . , , . . ; · . , . . : Unusual Religion Aimed At Middle Class r! By ARNOLD ZKITLt N * PONDICHURRY, India (AP) ^- The darshan starts wllh a 'Snarled hand suddenly gripping 'the railing of a pink draped :balcony three slorics above ·your head. J The hand is followed by a gllmpso of Die closely cropped ijicad of a 94-year-old Frcncnwo- rnan From weary ejcs set io'ver dark pouches, she ' peers .'quizzically at the crowd jam- fyied ill ttie street below. :'·;,'. You are in Ihe presence ot jlie Mother. Those around you ;go slackjawed with adoration. ;cyeballs rolling upward in de- iVolion. Some mutter in- ^cantations or appeals. Others Ijglow silently. 'f* This is religious experience, flndian style. J The Mother is the reigning ·guru of Ihe Sri Aurobindo Ash- 3ram which this year is cele- Tjrating the one hundredth annir -.vcrsary of the birlh of the -founder. 37 Sri Aurobinrio Ghose, born ill ^Calcutta in 1872, was a Hindu, iDengali Indian nationalist who ".fled after a bomb throwing iii- [cldent In April 1910 to Pondi- rherry. then a French enclave fin Ihe east coast of British In- dh After four years of silent Yoga, Sri -- an honorific lllle throughout India -- Aorobindo with the rholp of The Mother founded Ills religious searqli of. what he called the "Siipermind. ' von APPEARANCES The; Mother appears to her followers, four limes, a. year .'at darshan · \yhlc h is trauslaled roughly as an Interview In the presence of a saintly person. The next darshan Is Aug. 15. It probably will be the most speclacular in the Ashram's history, marking not only Sri Auroblndo's one hundredth birthday but the 25th anniversary of Indian independence. "We may even have a boat coming straight from the United Slates," said Gene Maslow, an. American born on New York's Lower East Side who once worked for Ihe show biz octopus, Music Corporation of America, before finding Yoga and peace of mind in Pondi- cherry. ' '. . In shorts, sandals and a vest made of loweling over his bare chest, Gene, as he prefers being called, helps tell visitors what the Ashram is about. MIDDLE CLASS The Indian's In''.the street be Ibw The Mother's balcony a t , not Ilic stick llmt)ed malnou; rished lot one. oftcnVcncountcrs at Hindu shrines · throughout Ihls country They are well to do men and women in good clothes,' usually leading around children with plump limbs and alert expressions Tl\e move mchf strictly I s ' f o r the-middle class. Indian, and up The colony is building Aurp- yllle,' a township along Utopian lines for an eventual population of 50,000, The Mother hopes they will l|ve 'in harmony around the township cenlcr- piecfe, a six-story golden ball called the Matrimandir, Ihe shrine of The .Mother. Several hundred Aurovillians, mostly foreigners, live in two settlements which are clusters of thickly thatched A-frame houses dug in six-foot founda lions and lined with concrete, comforlably fitted wilh modern plumbing and electricity. The TIMES ti Ths Best Buy For Your Advertising Dollar! Moving Across A Padd Armored iiersdnnel carriers bearing South Vietnamese (roops move across a rice pndily during an operation into Viet Cong-controlled vil- lages In the Delta. (AP V norlhern Mekong Wli'ciitioto; Statute Of Limitations Runs Out On .$1.5 Million Holdup BOSTON AP) - Tho 10-year MiissnchiiaoUs slntulc of liinlta- lions rnn out today, on tlte $1.5- million Plymouth mnll robbsry. the slick holdup o f ' n mnll Inick loaded with money bngs, Authorities sny nol one conl of Iho lingo cash lialil, · nil In bills, has over been found. licnchlnd the end of the slal- ute oMimilntlons menus no one miiy be prosecuted liv the CHSC, hut nuthorltles said: the search for the money wlll''continuc. H nlso means that $200,000. In reward money put up jointly by the U.Sj Post Office nnd, the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston for information leading lo the conviction of the robbers will remain uncollccteU. Three persons were indicted on federal charges in tlie case, truck's progress. Two men, ODD dressed as » policeman nnd llio other In civilian clothes, overpowered the driver, '.Wflllam Bnrrell of Manstloldi' ami · U'o armed guard; Patrick'Sclicnn. ·.· Four, miles back dovyp Hie highway, qther members of the holdup crew set up a roadblock with equipment, stolen from the Massachusetts' Department of Public .Works and calmly diverted all' traffici off the highway onto a side-road. . .' ; ..: The two rfmil employes were bound and put in,.the back of the truck with 1 the money-bags, and the holdup men drove tho truck off. TWO STOPS The employes said the truck One disappeared before lie f -stbppcd twice. Ihe first time to · - · · - · · · - · · · unload some of the money bags and the second time lo unloac} Ihe resl. · 1 Finally, Ihe Iwo holdup men 'abandoned the truck In Randolph, about 60 miles from th* robbery scene. · · · . . . ; In 1967, two of the three persons Indicted in Ihe case were brought to trial in federal court In Boston. ; It took Ihe jury one hour's deliberation to acquit John J. Kelly of Watertown and blonde, beautiful Patricia DIafcrio of Boston. could stand trial. The two others were acquitted by a federal jury. CLOCK WORK The Aug. 14, 1962 holdup began at about 8:30 p.m. as a panel truck, heading from Hyannls lo the Federal Reserve Bank in Boston, drove north on Route 3, passing through Ihe outskirts of Plymouth. At a point where a hilly dividing strip blocked the scene from tlie south-bound lane of the four-lane highway, two cars parked sideways blocked the And this is just the start of what's in store for you Sate. 20%of f aH / our made-to-measure draperies. 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