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QKme* "I'd Like To Take Your Rubber Glove Print, Please' 7 Farflun s Land Of Rising Sun ' ' Tht PubHo Inttrat It n* rlnt Coficif* o/ TW» 4 · TuMctay, August 15, 1972 Another Accident Economics f ,' 'Another serious-- no critical-Occident on '£ur t "safely-engineered" Hwy. 71 Bypass has jtit occurred! As with moat of the dozens of 'cpjllskm? along the thoroughfare sine* its opening last September, the latest tragedy ^ems at least in part from difficulties that Drivers' have in .dealing with widely disparate and (fluctuating combinafci9ns of .speed at every intersection. Speeds, ranging from zero t9 (J 60 and 'above' s take t place almost literally sMe-by-side,i and these cannot be adequately f '' commodated within the "limited access" de- jn of the route, which is supposed to free e way J:or high steady speeds, 'and the sev- e'n at-grade intersections, which make slow$peed interchange of traffic impossible to ' , « !;'A,car that comes to,a stop at any of the intersections has great difficulty in gauging the velocity of cars approaching, or of the £ime ii: ! takes j to cross, 'or to pull out in front fc'nd accelerate safely to' a proper interval. ,» We have been assured that the Highway Jpepartment plans to do a better job of mark- }ng, these intersections. We hope they'll jj'urry. It, took a generation to get the paving contract let, however, and at the pace this area is growing, it surely isn't a bij; too early TO suggest that the Highway Department design people get cracking, too, on two more iaiies, divided, .plus half-a-dozen grade separa- tiffns. · We'll need them badly by the time they get them off the drawing board, if past performance on the route is any indication. ^ J We have no way of proving this, but the frightening aspects of the Bypass are such tht we have every confidence many local Residents' are avoiding the facility whenever possible. 1 ^Such a negative statistic may well SEEM to 'make the roadway a bit more adequate than it is ... and it has carried more traffic since the day^it was opened than its Designers either 'anticipated oi provided for." "£_ We'll venture to saj^'s'everal'hundreds more 45cal vehicles' would iiSe the route daily, freeing jams* elsewhere,! in the city, were it less jjfjJfeardouE} to use. That's progress only of -sorts. , s, East f Word that the East Bypass for Hwy. 71 § im Fayetteville to Springdale is alive and :king, is good news. County Judge Vol ster calls the project, "One of the most portanfc pieces of, work that we need other vcnan the Hwy. 71 project." T. We agree. \. A bottleneck of sorts exists near the Jnorthern end of the route. Insufficient right- Jpf-way complicates AHD regulations. Judge jLester says work is being done toward a solu- jaon to this problem, and we wish him good °}uck in the endeavor. He has Highway Department assurances,,. apparently, that the qstate is ready to do its part. "$ The proposed project extends north from ;the vicinity of,the Fayetteville Industrial 'Jark and eventually would function as a vir- Jtual gateway to Beaver Lake from this area. jNot the least of its advantages to th'S city, po, is that it will provide practical, easy ac,cess to eventual recreational and park developments at Lake Fayetteville. '_ As a matter of local facility, the East By- 'pass, truly, has as much or more potential 'f;or convenience than the hew one on the west. Such Generosity! ^ A visilor to the United States from abroad had become deeply impressed by the very important 'political campaign now in progress throughout the .cpuntry. In a conversation with a distinguished officeholder, he slated that he was. much impresied by the extreme generosity displayed mutually by iKie gentlemen who designate themselves Democrats and Republicans. ' j Surprised at Ihe visilor's comments, the politician paid. "I don't see where you get the generosity idea " The visitor replied: "Why, I am surprised th«t ,you should fail to note how readily each party points J put to 6he other exactly where it is making its most ,serious mistakes." That's American politics alright,-- Rocky Mount Telegram Clear As Mud -, And then there is the latest example of sterling ;£jarily from a federal manual. Oddly enough it comes from an attempt to define a private founda- ijfon in the Internal Revenue Code. X "For purposes of paragraph (3), an organization Described in paragraph (2) shall be deemed to in- 'plude an organization described in section 501 (c) !(3) (5), or (6) which would be described in paragraph (2) if it were an organization described in section 501 (c) (3)." ,,t Any further questions about loopholes? -- Atlanta (Ga.) Journal and Constitution ·'; 212 N. East Ave., Fayeltevllle, Arkansas 7Z701 ·', Phone 442-6Z« · ' Published every afternoon except Sunday _ Founded June .It, 1860 _ Second Class Postage Paid at Fayetteville, Arkansas "t MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS K The Associated Press Is exclusively entitled to the fise for republicatlon of all news dispatches credited f it or not otherwise credited in this paper and also e local news published herein. All rights of republication of special dispatches llerein arc also reserved. _ _ SUBSCRIPTtON RATES 'cr Month ......... (by carrier) ... ..... .1.... $2.40 11 rates in Washington, Benton, Madison counties f - Ark. and Adair County, Okla. fmonths ..i...........;........;., ....-.,. ....... 56.00 fmonths ... ...... ... ........ ...,:.;*....... ..... Jil.oo HYEAH .... ................ ....... ........ K--S. tzo.oo City Box Settfon -..V.....V. ................... 424.00 1 Mail in counlleB other than above; . f months ............... .................. ...... $7.00 rmonliis ...................................... JJ3.00 IffrEAR ........... ........ ....... .,,,,....... JM.OO; 'jK ALL MAIL SUBSCRIPTIONS MUST -p i- , BE PAID IN ADVANCE Of 'Bug' I rv Issue. By ART BUCHWALD · WASHINGTON -- One of 1 tlie major issues'of'the'pVesidinllnl ' campaign Will be i the extraordinary amount rot "money that,is being wasted by Washington, A perfect example Is the recent buggipg incident at the D e m o c r a 11 c national headquarters.' 1 have It on ' the highest authority t h a t ' the Democrats' plan to make this ' not a moral issue, but .an economic ohe.^ .Fielding Tagafly. chairman of the Democratic Committee to Get the Goods on the .Committee to Re Elect the President, told me, "So far, almost $114,0.30 has been traced to' the people involved in the bugging. There are strong indications that most of this money came from the Committee to Re-Elect the President. We are appalled by this " "You mean you are appalled that the Republicans .would bug your offices?" , "No We are appalled that they would need $113,000 to do it Anyone in the business will tell you a bugging job like that doesn't:cost more than $10,000. They had a cost overrun on the job of over $100,000. There's ho excuse for this, and w e mam- tain.that if .the Republicans are that wasteful with" their,'own funds, you can imagine what they've been doing with the taxpayers' money for the past four years." '"I.hadn't thought of that," I said. WORST EVER , ,"Not only was it the most i expensive job, in modern bugging history, but it was also screwed up," Tagafly said. "It Js our feeling the job waA botched because it had ,bfeen con traded to friends of the Administration, rather than being opened up to competitive bidding "This is not the first time the Administration has been involved in hanky panky on contracts, and we intend to make it an issue in the campaign." "If you say the job should cost only $10,000, what was the rest of the money for' " "High living for the people involved. Suites at the Watergate,, expensive meals, chauffeured limousines, long distance telephone calls, trips to Florida. I kid you not, when all the facts are' in, you're going to discover very little of the money went for bugging, but a lot of it went ·into the. pockets and bank accounts of the contractors " "But that's terrible," I said, "if: you can't even find honest people to bug'somebody's office " "This thing smells worse than the Penn Central Railroad case," Tagafly said. "Not only were the people involved in .competent, but we have evidence that they used cheap and unsafe · bugging equipment. Someone high in the Committee to . Re-Elect the President okayed this equipment, and we're going to find out who it was." ·OR. A FIRE "They could have started a fire in the Watergate," I said. "Or one of their own people could have been electrocuted" . T a g a f l y ; added. "Naturally everyone wants the biggest bug for a buck, ^biit not when you risk the l i v e s of innocent people." "What do you think will happen now'" , "Well, if they follow the Lock heed formula, the people who loused up the job will ask Congress for a loan to compensate them.:, for their losses. They'll say just because their equipment didn't work is no reason" why .they should lose money out of the pocket Also, if we win our -million dollar lawsuit, : they'll probably ask Congress to compensate them for that." "One last question. Do you think John Mitchell knew anything about it?" "We're not sure. But we think Martha could have bugged him about i t " (C) 1972, Los Angeles Times In Review T E L E V I S I O N SOAP OPERAS. . Natan K a t z m a n , Public O p i n i o n Quarterly, Summer J972, pp. 200-212. "The extremely large, predominantly female audience of the soap operas has been treated to a growing number of offerings. The viewers are presented with a world of male professionals, where wqmqn know, their place to be the · home or the secretarial desk... The excitement, or entertainment value, in the soap op«ra world is provided by a number of basic problems, Involving themes that are neither typical of events in the viewers' environment nor' 1 * too far removed from the type of event that might happen to somtbody next door." "The almost- realism of the characters and themes.' the repetition due to slow, pace, and the extremely large number of hours speht viewing soap operas indicate that these shows have great potential power, -They, can establish or reinforce value systems. They can suggest how people .should act in,certain situation!. They can 'legitimize behavior «nd remove taboos.,,. The big question is to what degree the daytime ccrials change attitudes and,norms and to what extent they ' merely follow and reinforce their audience The Washington Merry-Go-Round Drug Problem Has No Easy Solution By JACK ANDERSON WASHINGTON .-- Stopping the drug smugglers is almost a hopeless task in 1 the opinion of the man in charge of the -drug crackdown. John Irigersoll, the nation's n a r c o t i c s , chief, gave congressmen a gloomy report the other day behind closed doors. "I guess," he said, ''we aie going-: to ihaye"to- resign ourselves to the fact that we are going to live with a drug problem in this country arid we are going to have to cope with it the best we can " Summarizing the problem, this lawman pointed out: "Each year,; sopie 210 million people came!, across our borders or through our ports of entry. The number -of ships that call at our ports are numbered in the hundreds of thousands and we also have this number of air- c r a f t , flights that come in through international ports -of entry, let alone the number of autobobiles that come across borders. . . "Unless we are going to call out the Army and the 'Marine Corps and the Navy, even then I doubt that we svould be able to totally exclude the smuggling of drugs into the country. "But we can do it if there is no.demand. Where there is no demand, there is no drug problem." "That is a little unrealistic for there not to be a demand," suggested Rep. Ralph Metcalfe, D-I11., "since'we have so many thousands presently addicted to (heroin), and since it is habit forming." "It probably is unrealistic, Mr. Metcalfe." agried Ingersoll. · . . : ANTIDRUG FORCES ' : He told how he had started in 1968 to cope with the drug epidemic with "hardly more than 800 agents." : ' ' O u r manpower h a s (now)increasccl lo nearly 1,500 agents, - plus" another : 1,300 support and professional pei- sonnel," he reported. "Our foreign offices have increased from 13 to 31. U. S. Customs manpower devoted'to this: area has at ' least 'doubled. The Departments of State, Defense and t h e ' C I A have become involved in one aspect ofanother. "A Special Action Office for Drug Abuse -Prevention has been established in the White House. An-Office of Drug'Abuse -Law Enforcement' Has ' been created to attack street level pushers by using the device of gland jury inquiry and a cabinet-level committee has been formed to coordinate the "government's total activities. "Obviously, the United States government is totally committed now to a successful battle against drug abuse in all of its ugly dimensions." Yet all of this, he acknowledged, won't lick the drug problem. · "The' filial answer," he said, "will come from reducing the demand.'And the demand will be 'reduced only when the people of this country develop an intolerance for addiction and drug abuse, . :and for those who traffic in the drugs." . ' . , - · . · . . . Footnote: Under questioning from Chairman John Murphy, D-N.Y., Ingersoll described one of the main smuggling routes into the United States. "Our best information," he said, "is that it originated in Southern F r a n c e , transited through Buenos Aires, perhaps through Paraguay and through Panama into the United States. This is a classic, traditional route we are attempting, as you know, to cut off." H E A D L I N E S AND FOOT; NOTES . Deceptive Advertising .-- The nation's tenth largest bank, the First National Bank of Chicago, spent 580,000 last month oh an advertisement attacking environmental lawsuits. These ; have,caused delays in building nuclear power plants, offshore oil rigs and the Alaskan pipeline, which could bring about "a disastrous : ' power shortage," warned the bank. It even fantasized an exact time for the diaster:. January 22, 1972, at 6:42 p.m. The bank published the warning, claimed the ad, "in the public interest." However, the bank neglected to mention its own interest in power utilities; it holds at least four million shares of stock in seven utilities. Female Fellows -- T h e women are complaining again a b o u t W h i t e H o u s e discrimination. They feel they have been;,' largely excluded from the While House Fellows Program, which is supposed to America's "emerging leaders" by giving them top government jobs for one year. Since the program began in 1964, there have been 135 White House Fellows, but only 11 have been women. Lyndon Johnson appointed five women, Richard Nixon six. The men who run the program denied they discriminate, 'against women, explained to us that few women apply and promised to make "a concerled effort" to enroll more women. Hcfuud Delay -- Fred Hickman, an acting assistant treasury secretary, denied our report thai the big auto manufacturers have been in no hurry to refund excise taxes to new car buyers. The treasury helped rush back the refunds, he said, "in a short period." This will dumbfound* the hundreds of letter writers who have complained to us and to Ralph Nader about delays up lo seven 'months; It taxpayers waited the same "short .period" befor'e they paid their income taxes- to Hickman, ; the IRS would be slapping them with summonses. Hickman went on to say that "it is the auto manufacturers who paid the tax" to the treasury. The truth, of course, is that the car buyers paid the tax to the manufacturers. (C) 1972, by the United Features (EdUor's Nolo: Robert' B. I.ollnr of Fayoltov-ltle Is sludy- Ing In Japan tor n yonron a : Rotary International. GrRdimto Fellowship, for which he Is being sponsored by thq Fnyctlc- vlllo Rotary Club. A graduate of F«yeltcvllle High School In · 1068, LeHar earned a degree wllh high honors froni Hnrvnrd last June, He will write n column once a· month, more or less, for the 1 Northwest Arkansas Times dealing with his experiences In Japan, The following Is Ms first dispatch.) .Bv ROB LEPLAtt (Rotary^ Fellow) MYOKO KOGEN, Japan' -When was the last time you took ··' a hot bnlh: ,wllh your local ' Rotary Club President? Such a * ' t h i n g wouldn't raise an eyebrow In Japan -- in fact; that was my : first'exper!ence on arriving In this little mountain town. My host for the summer, who's-the Rotary .; president- here, introduced me right away to the Joys of the Japanese bath; . First you sit crosslegged on the well-drained tiles outside ( h a , · t u b : a n d 'scrub , yourself; and once you're clean you step into the dellclously almpsl-scalding .. water. for a few minutes. .You come ovit re« as a ' beet and ; tingling all over, then douse yourself with a few: buckets of cold water. . It's a ; daily affair- for, the Japanese, conducted in strict accordance with the hierarchy of the household. The guest and the 'head , of ; the household always/take their baths first, followed-by the sons, eldest to youngest, arid : finally the women. '. Despite its male chauvinist aspects it's a worthy national · pastime, and I wholeheartedly enjoy it. · Speaking of pastimes,' right now the Japanese are'pursuing them full blast. August is everybody's vacation, . and tourists roam i the land even riiore than in the U.S.A. .Japanese kids especially love ·hiking and camping, even the young ones. For instance, when I climbed the highest mountain in northern Japan (800 feet) recently, with a couple of friends, we all thought it was a fairly lough ascent. But we were met at the summit by about four battalions of sixth-graders of both sexes, all dressed in their school uniforms, looking as. fresh as daisies. Either these Japanese kids are awfully tough, or we Westerners were frightfully out of shape! . LITTER, TOO More serious than that blow lo our egos, though, .was the blow to our aesthetic sensibilities on looking around our feet on that lofty summit. The place was a trash heap! Every cave and crevice had a mound of C o k e and Fanla cans,. beer bottles, and soggy paper and plastic. I had always thought. of the Japanese as being very tidy people--but that's only with respect to their homes and private-property, I guess. What they do to the public. domain is absolutely scandalous. · Not just garbage on the trails, but the unbelievable smog, over Tokyo and the industrial wastes poisoning the once-beautiful Inland Sea--these - all point, to an environmental problem far Worse than ours. (I read where the Japanese Ambassador to the U.S. went to Montana and urged the people there to promote tourism from Japan. That may solve Ihe balance of payments problem, but once those Japanese hikers hit the Montana trails, wilderness look out!) But back to pastimes. The Japanese have a passion for festivals, and one of the biggest is the Festival of the Stars in Tennis, Anyone? Ttiey'Jl Do It Every Time ® AND VVHEH SHE is our OF THE UNDERGROWTH-"LOOK ' WHO SHOWS UP, 1 / SHOTS IN THE OVERSROWN F8DU6HCNTHE ' SECOND HOLE-- the city of Sends! In « « r l y . AugiiBl. · "The '..'Japanese- '· dcs- CCIK! on this celebration in such swnrms Unit tho enllro Tokyo- Scndnl htgliway, over 200 miles long, looks something Itko Hu- zorDHck Road on tlio moniliiK oT the Texas game. (I'm oxng«cr- allng, but only a little; that 200 miles wns to tnko mo 12 hours.) Blissfully Ignorant of tlia traffic slluntlon, I decided to hllchjilko to Scndnl. ' ' : '· Hitchhiking is about tho-only Ir6iicl from America which (ha Japnnese haven't yet picked up. Unlike* the : highways ' o( .California, where dozens,o(.- hitchhikers line up bpsldd every-fi'ee- way entrance 'ranipp : bvcj'fhei's I have yet to see a'- JanSncsa kid with his thumb stuck; out. But for Westerners,.liitchlilg is incredibly good in Japan., Seeing n lonely foreigner standing forlornly by the". :roa'dsido somehow strikes a sympathetic chord in the heart'of your typi- cal'Japanese motorist. ·:' At any rate,.not only did I get the two rides I needed in a matter o f , minutes, but Urn owner of a fruit slore I happened lo Walk past gave me a huge juicy hunk of watermelon to keep me going on a hot day, and Ihe people who picked ma Up insisted on buying me:bfeak- fast and refreshments along the ' · w a y ! - ' S u c h is the kindness of J a p a n e s e to strangers--in marked ; contrast to certain 'people back home (I won't mention any names, but ha teaches Law and is a rather close relative of mine) who would most likely pass by a hitchhiker even in a driving sleetslorm. , . FADS CATCH ON The Japanese kids I've met are pretty much like kids; anywhere: some sophisticated, some naive, almost all friendly. They copy American fads wholesale: half the kids you meet are wearing plastic cowboy-type hats and T-shirts with pictures of Sylvester the Cat or catch phrases.in English such as "Next to myself, I like B.V.D. best." T h e y usually don't speak English very well, and my limited knowledge of Japanese makes communication something of a problem; but if we run out of other tilings to say, I can always make friends with them by teaching them some good old · traditional American cuss words. It's one of the great ice breakers, of all time. . · · . . · " ... Bowling and golf have both become crazes in , Japan. Practically every little town has at least one Bowling Palace (in Japanese, "Boringu Parasu"), often quite a grand affair. And often in the Tokyo subway stations you'll see office workers in the inevitable grey business suit and white s]iirl, going through strange gyrd- lions--they're, practicing .their golf swing ! without a club jh their hands.; And what makes : it doubly strange 'is that with the ; scarcity- of : land for golf Courses around. Tokyo and the superabundance . o f office workers, most of these people ·.couldn't possibly get .to play more than a few tinies a year. · Of course the - favorite pastime, in Japan as everywhere, is the opposite sex. Things have changed'an awful lot here jn Ihe pasl 30 years--in t h e traditional, disciplined society before World, War II, :a boy and a girl holding hands in public was a rare sight. But this summer a favorite means for students lo toiir the country is by motorcycle, with the girl's arms clinging tightly.around the guy's waist. And when they stop for the night, the roadside inns don't make much of a fuss about segregating the sexes. Ah, w h a t hath Americanization wrought? Popularity Spreads NEW YORK (ERR) -- Tennis once was quite literally the sport of kings, but today it is the pastime of millions from all walks of life. It is estimated that there are arotmd 11.5 million tennis players in Ihe United States at present -nearly double the number of a decade ago. As Sophy Burnham recently noted in Saturday Review (July 29, 1972)'. "Tennis h a s become democratized, professionalized, cheap, year- round, all-weather, all-hours -and to all appearances, Ihe nation's fastest-growing sort." As further evidence of Ihe lennis boom, Life poinls out (Aug. 11, 1072) that, "Now there arc 100.000 U.S. courls and 5,000 new ones being added each year." The 1972 tennis season is nearing its peak. The U.S. Lawn Tennis Association Championships will get under way at Forest Hills, N.Y., on Friday, Sept. 1. And sometime in October, the United Stales will meet Rumania in Bucharest in the Davis Cup finals. Meanwhile, lennis fans are following the progress of two budding superstars, America's Chris Evert and Australia's Evonna G o o 1 a g o n g . "Their rivalry surely will grow into one of lha finest in tennis history," Bill Nichols predicted (Aug. 12, 1972) in The Sporting News. The current surge of interest in lennis stands in sharp contrast to the low opinion in which it formerly was held in this country. The Encyclopedia of Sports observes that tennis was long regarded "as 'a girl's game* and was subjcctcd..lo masculine ridicule because 'love' is one of the scoring terms used in the sport. No other game was treated with so much difference and lo so many slurs." For many years tennis also was regarded, and rightly so, as a game played almost exclusively by the well-to-do. Posh tennis clubs still exist and are flourishing. But now Ihe sport has invaded the ghetto as well as the suburbs. A major atlrac- lion is the fact that the only equipment needed is a racquet, a ball, and a pair of senakcrs. These days, a person who asks t h a t hoary old question. "Tennis, anyone?" w i l l [ind plenty of lakers. From Our Files How Time Flies 10 YEARS AGO Arlhur B. Davidson, Fayelle- villc automobile salesman and vclcran Washington Counly political figure, yeslcrday ran 15 YEARS AGO A group of f.alin Americans will visit Fayetteville tomorrow, Ralph Carter, manager of the 25 YEARS AGO The building problem Is the principal Issue facing Arkansas c e h o o l i today, Virgil T. up 2,576 votes In the Democralle primary lo win the nomination for sheriff. Employment Security Division announced today. Blossom, superintendent of Ihg FsyeUovillc Public School c told Rotarlnns yesterday, ', ;

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