The Sunday Herald from Provo, Utah on December 15, 1968 · Page 29
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The Sunday Herald from Provo, Utah · Page 29

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Sunday, December 15, 1968
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Editorial Poge feature New Treasury Chief Advocates Civic Service Dedicated to the Progress And Growth of Central Utah SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1571968 Orem Continues Growth Pace Orem's growth continues at an unbounded pace, as indicated in the monthly building permit report. For the month of November, the valuation figure for permits issued amounted to $393,455 This marks the ninth month this year in which the Orem building permits have approached or exceeded a quarter million dollars. This means growth any way you look at it. Monthly totals thus far this year have been: January, $383,450; February, $118,300 March, $365,645; April $277,250; May $1,416,055 (including the new Signetics Building); June $469,650; July, $228,590; August, $238,925; September, $275,445; and October, $203,332. With Orem City getting ready to build a new city center, new Chopping centers being developed, a lively home-building program, and growth and improvements evident on all sides, the community is certainly carrying out iti slogan of "Things Are Happening in Orem." In 1930 there were six cities In Utah County larger than Orem, with the census revealing its population at only 1915. A decad* later it ranked sixth in the county with 2914 inhabitants. Indeed it wasn't until 1941 that Orem became a third class city. Since the advent of Geneva Steel in 1942-43, Orem's growth has been both steady and rapid. Today population estimates are pegged at over 25,000, which makes it Utah's fourth.largest city. Possessing, as it does, the needed land area, the resources, and community spirit and leadership, Orem has the potential for continued growth. It's a city that all Utah will be watching. By United Press International "You can't just sit back and enjoy your own gains," says David M. Kennedy, Richard M. Nixon's choice as treasury secretary. To back up his statement, Kennedy has set an example by serving in two administrations and working in 30 civic groups. The 63-year-old chairman of the board of Continental Illinois National Bank and Trust Co. of New Budget - Johnson's Last Act Officially, Richard M. Nixon assumes office as president on Jan. 20. In one profoundly important area, however, it will be a year to a year and a half before the new administration can really begin to take over from the old. President Johnson's last major constitutional duty will be to pre- gent the new Congress with a budget under which the government will be asked to operate from July 1, 1969, to June 30, 1970. Although Congress has the final •ay on spending and although the new president will not be without Influence on Capitol Hill, the basic Johnson budget for fiscal 1970 is gomething the Nixon administration will have to live with—and accept responsibility for—for a lull quarter of its term in office. It is estimated that out of every federal dollar now scheduled for •pending, .the president has control oyer less than 30 cents. Th« balance has already been committed by previous acts of Congress or, like the interest of the national debt, is automatically provided for. Rep. Wilbur Mills, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, has pointed out that be- cause there are so many of these built-in growth factors, federal spending next year would go up by $7-$10 billion over this year's $185.1 billion without a single new appropriation bill being enacted. Even the most economy-minded president can't get around that fact. Well, President - elect Nixon wanted the job, and it's waiting for him. Indeed, "lying in wait" might be a more accurate way to put it. So They Say We have nothing to show but a fleet of cars that won't run and a flock of potential passengers who no longer take the project seriously. —Sen. Gordon Allott, R-Colo., criticizing the delay in the government's Washington-to-New York high speed train project. Educated Catholics are not going to pay any attention to this statement. If they did, we'd be back in the Dark Ages. —The Rev. Robert Johann, Jesuit philosopher, on Pope Paul's encyclical banning artificial birth control. The Chopping Block The Life We Live By FRANK C. ROBERTSON The writer of today's Chopping Block took three days of his valuable time to bring me to California and we spent much of it discussing what life means to us, and I am pleased to give him my space this week. He is Dr. Robert H. Nightta. gale of Springville. -F.C.R. In everyone's life lies the fear o! death. To some, religion provides a solution by saying that we do not really die, or that there is something better on 'the other side if we do. To others, staying young defers the inevitable fact. But there comes a time to each one of us who reaches maturity when we know we are growing older, and, more important, when we realize the futurt we are so in the habit of waiting for has already largely happened, and only a portion of it lies ahead. Most of us do not like to think of life as having a beginning and an end, with only a temporary stay on this earth in the middle. The future ever beckons and offers hope. And yet, what is the future, really? It is something that never arrives — our lives are in the present, and should be lived day by day. Why does a middle-aged woman wage such an increasing battle against the ravages of time in the beauty shops, or " running down the road? Does she really want to be young again, to bear children again, fight the battle of life once more from the beginning? Or is she just afraid of being 45 or 50, with more than half her life behind her? What about the man who buys a toupee or buys a sporty car? Does he really enjoy these tilings, or do they symbolize youth? I suppose none of us likes to see the lines in our face, the thinning hair, or the sagging figure. We like to remember ourselves as we once were. But we really would not like to be young again, if it meant giving up the knowledge and experience and understanding we have developed. How many of us really would like to face the future again, with all the> uncertainties and problems we had? The happiest people I know are those who occupy themselves with their daily es and who are content. They have nsUessoeis ibout the futwt - they Chicago also urges other bank officials as well as the banks themselves to join in community service. Help Out "We've been blessed and we also must encourage our friends in business to do what they can." Kennedy became a technical assistant for the Federal Reserve System when he was 24. "That experience at the Fed- eral Reserve Board —reopening some banks, liquidating others — became a turning point in my life," Kennedy said. "It turned my interests from law to economics and banking, and I became impressed with the cooperation possible between business and government." ' During his years in Washington, Kennedy received a law degree from George Washington University. Later he was grad- uated from the Stonier graduate school of banking, Rutgers University. Elected President In 1946, Kennedy joined the bond department of Continental. He resigned in 1953 to serve as assistant to Treasury Secretary George Humphrey in the Eisenhower Administration. He spent more than a year in the post before returning to Continental. are secure and happy in what they are doing. I have seen people unable to walk who are happy simply because the sun is shining and they can sit out in the yard. A mother who enjoys her children and her home, and yet does not live her life through them, or a man who likei his job, his family, and his hobbies — 'these are the fortunate people, whatever their age. Older people who still value friends, who are still interested in the fortunes and viscissitudes of those they know, and who derive pleasure and satisfaction from the contact this gives — again, these are the fortunate. What do the fortunate people have, that perhaps you and I might not? What have they found? Is it the children, the hobbies, the job, the home? How can it be, when many people who have all of these things still are anxious about 'the future, discontented with their lot? As a matter of fact, the people who fear age the most are often thost with the most material goods. Poor people seldom fight any battle with age. The people who seem most peaceful and contented with their lives, who adjust well to whatever years they may have, who live their lives well, all seem to have a few things in common. They have a proper sense of their own identity. They are realistic. They know who they are, what they can do, and what they represent to others. They seem to hold friendships and the other human relationships in high regard, and they show this by their frankness, honesty and warmth. Most of them live lives that are open books. They are warm, receptive people who value emotional contact with others. The acceptance of other people and their differing opinions is a matter of course and is of interest, rather than a threat. And the older a person is, the more experience and wisdom he should havt in this regard. If he has grown with the years, so have these qualities grown, so that the person has developed depth, • understanding and maturity, that only years can bring. How necessary these qualities, in this lonely, often frustrating, frequently disappointing, life wt Jive. -ROBERT H. NIGHTINGALE Memories Of Old Brick Yard Editor Herald: Well it seems the old penstock of the Provo Brick and Tile Co. is on the verge of surviving. I am glad to hear of this news because I am much interested In that old penstock. Many are the days I spent repairing and operating that power developing penstock. I worked as carpenter for S. H. Belmont in that brick yard for 10 years. Frank Dicen was manager and blacksmith operator during the 10 years I worked there. He and I became great pals during those days. Also Sidney Belmont, son of S.H. Belmont. We became very close friends at the yard. My name will probably be seen printed in cement on many •of the projects throughout the premises. Mr. Belmont was a very fine boss to work for. He was at tiie tune a great contractor in and around Provo. He had the contract of building the first school building on the East Bench. I helped on that building from the basement to the roof. I helped rub the face of eva-y stone in the building by hand with a piece of emery stone, I have a picture here of the day the cornerstone was laid. Joseph Smitii was present at the sermoni I also helped on the present Union Depot at the R.R. tracks of which Belmont was contractor. He also had the contract on a school building in Sunnyside, Utah. Belmont also at this time operated a stone yard near the Startup Candy Co. In this stone yard I also applied many days of hard labor. My home at the time was on the East Bench some two blocks north of the said Memorial building. And while there I leased the six-acre field below the canal of which I was offered the whole six acres for $1,000. But at the time, I saw no profit in me deal. So now the area is worth $1000 per square foot, So what. Yes I'll be glad to see the old penstock shine again. It brings back a volume of past memories. It makes me happy that the planners have decided to restore it. Mr. Belmont was of French descent. The meaning of Belmont in French is "Beautiful mountains." And as I am French he and I were great friends. Maurice Harding at the time, was the Brick and Tile secretary. Y.M. OFFRET, WILDWOOD Inter-American Office Urges Correspondence by Youth Editor Herald: I have the honor to address you in .behalf of the Latin American youth who have expressed the desire to exchange correspondence with the young people in your great and wonderful country. The Inter-American Office in Brazil, (dedicated to promote friendly corresipondence among the youth in the Americas), is receiving from all Latin American nations hundreds of letters expressing a lively interest in exchanging correspondence with the young people of the United States of America, of both sexes and all ages, in English, Spanish, French, Italian or German, and for any of the following objectives: 1. To exchange knowledge on literature, arts, customs, folk- lores etc. • 2. To practice and perfect the the usage of foreign languages through correspondence with foreign penfriends. 3.. Possibility of vacation's interchange among youngs of an- others countries being invited and received in foreigner homes without financial expenses, as more a member of the family. 4. To exchange stamps, postcards, magazines, books, records, etc. BERBY'S WORLD A year later he was elected president; four years later, chairman. A native of Randolph, Utah, Kennedy lives in suburban Chicago with his wife, the former Lenora Bingham. They have four daughters. Kennedy says the lesson drilled into him early by his Mormon family was: "Live by faith." 5. To have a more intimate knowledge of other places, while at the same time the chance to tell something about your own country abroad. Because of the many useful and wonderful experiences that can be attained with only a little expense in postage, there has always been a warm reaction to this movement which is aimed at fostering bonds of friendship and understanding among the youth of different nations. Those interested may please write to Inter-American Office, Caixa Postal, no. 474, Pocos de Caldas, M.G., Brazil. This program is in the interest of friendship and understanding among th youth of American nations. Long live the U.S.A., defender of the Free World. Sincerely, M. LAGO, DIRECTOR Inter-American Office Brazil The opinions and statements expressed by Herald columnists are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views of this news paper. BY JAMES O. BERRY Bye Line by Jensen You Don't Know It But You've Been Busy When you say, "Boy, I've had a busy day!" — you really don't know how busy you were. According to the Farmer's Almanac, if you're an average 175- pound adult, the following things happen to you in a 24-hour period: —Your heart beats 103,389 times. —Your blood travels 168,000,000 miles. —You breathe 23,040 times. —You inhale 438 cubic feet of air. —You eat 3V4 pounds of food. —You drink 2.9 pounds of liquids. —You lose 7.8 pounds of waste. —You perspire 1.43 pints. —You give off in heat 85.6 degrees F, —You generate in energy 450 foot tons. —You turn in your sleep 25-35 times. —You speak 4,800 words. —You move 750 major muscles. —Your nails grow .000046 inches. —Your hair grows .01714 inches. —You exercise 7,000,000 brain cells. According to those figures a person could do absolutely nothing and still claim a busy day. Makes me tired just knowing all those things are happening. When some of those TV commercials mention "tired blood" — I now understand what they mean. Who wouldn't be tired after traveling 168 million miles. The following appeared in the December issue of the Geneva Works Bulletin. Many do not have the opportunity to read it, so I'd like to reprint an item from it that seems appropriate. It is titled: "Dear Santa Please!" "Put into my stocking a dash of human kindness. Add some of the breadth of vision that will make mt realize that, in truth, I am my brother's keeper. Pour in some of the oil of graciousness — the mark of a true gentleman. Give me to play well my part hi this big, busy world and to regulate my life that when I pass on no man can say of me: "He lived for self alone." Leave for me a generous package of good cheer, so that when my neighbor is weighed down with despair I may go to help him look up and hope anew. Bring me a Jack-in-the-Box like the one that set my boyish heart to pit-a-pat in the days agone, only let it be labeled faith and give me to unlock Hs magic for every heavy heart that comes my way. Make all the children of the earth glad, dear Santa, but don't forget the grownups. Write upon the minds and hearts of all who have relinquished the carefreeness of youth for the stern verities of the daily struggle the message that real happiness consists not of material things, but in days spent in the service of one's fellows." Gee, I wish I had written that. Paul Harvey Draftees Hiding Behind the Ivy "That's right, sonny —we're not hijacking this p/one g-Wv went <o go <o §jr. PfW* There are a lot of young people in college today who are not college material. I am fully aware of the prevalent passion for educating everybody, but not everybody is educable. There are very many young people on campus who are psychologically unsuited and many academically incompetent. They are hiding behind the ivy from Gen. Hershey! Many have sought a college education only for the draft deferment. This indictment is not intended neatly and completely to explain all campus restivn'sss. Nor does this necessarily reflect on any specific situation, any particular institution. Student grievances vary. The degree of vehemence with which students assert themselves caries. There is almost nothing one can offer as an explanation which fits all situations. More often than not, however threre is a contributory cause: many students are not even potential scholars. Nonetheless, the fit and the unfit swell the enrollment at colleges and universities aided by government loans of your money. And when a student's reach exceeds his grasp, the prospective flunkout is easily recruited by the purposeful disturbers of the peace. Congress is presently considering a bill which would withhold further federal aid from any student who participates in illegal activistivity. The militant and the merci- nary hiding in the ivy are threatening to "strike." At Fordham University, Dec. 4, 20 Negro students invaded the office of Dean Martin Meade. They demanded that he sign a pledge to oppose that pending bill. They demanded that, II Congress should try to take away their tax subsidy, the Fordham administration would refuse to comply. They refused to allow Dean Meade to leave his own office until he signed their doucment. He signed it, and within hours following this experience Dan M'2ade suffered a heart attack. Your congressmean is being systematically bombarded by letters from such as these demanding that he not defoliate their tax-supported hiding place. I hope he has heard from you, too. Rereading what I have just written, I realize that this wide- brush indictment might mislabel many serious, consicen- tious students as "draft-dogers." Of course, I don't mean to. Because I both comprehend and share much of the exasperation of this school-age generation, I would not want to do or say anything which might make their lot more difficult. But they, the deserving students, and their parents need to know what has happened to the academic environment. Dad says, "In my day we'd never have put up with . . .!" In his day we didn't have to. Sehool-agers were so grateful for educational opportunity that they sang, shouted and published unadulterated praise for their respective schools. If we've made it too easy, perhaps we've made a mistake. Certainly, when some disrupt the educational process for all, we who pay their bills are entitled to stop payment. NEW YORK-Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller, expressing his belief that the United State* should abandon unilateral control of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization: "President de Gaulle (of France) was surely right when he pointed out the need to change the pattern of American dominance."

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