»AGE 4 -ATURDAY, JULY 30, 1966 THE RELUCTANT DRAFTEE! Today's Youth And You- A/2c Douglas Clanin, a Madison Heights graduate now stationed at Lackland Air Force Base, recently wrote an editorial for the "Tailspinner," the base paper. Because his editorial deals with a problem foremost in the minds of millions we feel it worth reprinting here. The text follows: "Newspapers and news magazines in this decade have been filled With alarming reports on the increasing number of young people being involved in crimes against themselves and society. Riots, vicious felonies, auto theft and other criminal acts occur every day in large cities, small towns, suburbs, rural areas and slums. These crimes involve people from all economic classes — rich and poor alike. ''These reports, which should cause concern among adults, often exaggerate the degree of lawlessness among today's youth. Although FBI arrest reports indicate that young people in the 15 to 19 age group contribute a disproportionate share to the national crime record, only 4 or 5 per cent of the nation's youth are actually involved in felonies and misdemeanors. "But headlines and shock stories on juvenile crime often overshadow the vast majority of young people who are making real contributions to society and will become useful law-abiding adults. We should ask ourselves why the 95 per cent of our youth do not get into the headlines or in serious trouble with the police, schools and other organizations. "Sociological studies of juvenile crime indicate that boredom as well as poor home environment are the chief conditions leading to law violations among youth. Children who have nothing constructive to do, whose parents are constantly fighting with each other or live in broken homes are more likely to violate the law than those youths who have stable home situations. "To combat boredom and poor home environments, youth organizations, church groups, service clubs and many state and federal government agencies are working to give young people something constructive to say or do in their community. In many cases it is these groups that keep potential juvenile offenders out of the streets and the crime statistics. "But all of these groups need help from everyone interested in the fate of our youth — for in these people lies the future of our country. "Adults have the responsibility to be leaders for young people and to set good moral' and law-abiding examples that youth can emulate. "Also, adults need to praise those teenagers who work up to their potential in the classroom and on the athletic field. It has been shown in many interviews with teenagers that many of them fail to do their best because adults tend to prejudge them. "And those of you who are parents of young people must recognize that you have the ultimate responsibility for rearing your children. In some cases parents need to exercise more firmness, understanding and encouragement in their relationships with their children to replace the nonexistent control and guidance that sociologists are now finding in many American homes. "The 'teen' years are a time of difficult adjustment, and parents and other interested adults can ease the pains of adjustment that young people have before entering the adult world. "If you find decay and degeneration in many of today's youth, ask yourself, 'What am I doing to contribute to this breakdown in society?' Then as a parent and an interested adult determine what you can do in your home and community to aid America's youth." Rather Lively Corpse- Those who have been proclaiming the death of baseball would appear to have exaggerated the situation, in the major leagues at any rate. If the summer's pace continues, the majors will set an all-time attendance record. National and American league turnstiles are expected to turn over 25 million times this season, breaking 1965's record of 22,441,900. This seven per cent gain has been helped by two moves: The Braves from Milwaukee to Atlanta and the Angels from Los Angeles to Anaheim. The National League had played to 7.5 million and the American League to 5.5 million by the time of the mid-summer break for the All-Star game. If baseball is dying, the corpse is astonishingly lively. Got A Better Idea? Too bad we can't apply LBJ's husband saying to his wife: "Dear, formula for fighting inflation — income taxes are to high this year, namely to avoid buying things pric- We'll just avoid them." ed too high — to taxes. Imagine a Successful Investing- By Roger E. Spear PARTIAL SALE OF TELEPHONE ADVISED FOR DIVERSIFICATION Q) "I am retired. My wife and I get along nicely from a pension. Social Security and income from 500 AT&T. Total income is around $600 a month. I wonder if it is advisable to sell 300 AT&T, and invest in equal dollar amounts of Textron and Standard Kollsman, which I believe have good growth potential." W. S. A) I am always glad to hear from a couple who are getting along nicely in retirement. American Telephone SPEAR nas Deen showing some recovery from the lows to which it plunged during the current rate investigation. I would not normally renonimend its sale at this juncture. However, as it appears to represent your sole investment holding, I believe yo'u should lighten up on it for the purpose of diversification — one of the soundest investment principles. I like Textron, which is very broadly diversified in its business and appears to have good growth prospects. I cannot recommend Standard Kollsman, which. In my opinion, is quite speculative. Earnings have been erratic and deficits were reported in 1963 and 1964. In its place, I suggest Gulf & Western Industries which through acquisition has an amazing record of growth that I believe will continue. Q) "In March of this year, I sold short a stock known as Great American Industries. Ever since that time, trading has been suspended on the American Exchange and by the SEC. My question is this: How can I cover my short position if the stock cannot be purchased?" R. B. A) The answer to your question is very simple. You cannot cover your short until trading is resumed. I wouldn't be disturbed about this fact, however, since the stock pays no dividend and you are spared this liability. I do not believe your broker will press you on this matter, since he knows very well that alll transactions in the shares are off until the SEC and American Exchange lift the ban on trading. Roger Spear's 48-page Guide to Successful Investing is available to readers. For your copy send $1.00 to Roger E. Spear, in carp of this newspaper. Box 1618. Grand Central Station, New York. N. Y. 10017. (Gen. Fca. Cor.) THE ANDERSON HERALD Established June 18, 1868 Published By Anderson Newspapers, Inc. Telephone 643-5371 GEORGE D. CRITTENBERGEft, President, 1949-1945 HARRIET W. TONER, Vite-Preiident, 1949.1964 ROBERT E. JACKSON JANE TONER SCOT7 CHARUS W. LAUGHLIN EDWlN A. BAILEY Preiident and Manager Vic* Pretidtnt Secretary treasurer Ittued Daily and Sunday txcept Monday Second Clott Pottage Paid a, Andenon, Indiana. Subicription RaJen By carrier, one week, 50c. By mall in Modben and ndjoin-ns (ounlie, payable in advancer one year, $15.00; iix months, $8.00; three monthi, $4.W; one atunlh, $1.75 Outside of Madlton and adjoining countlet in Indiana and beyond Indiana, o.ie year, $2400i nx monthi, $12.00; thro* monthi, $6,50; nm month, $2.25. 1 MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Anociated Preii i» tr.titled exduiivvly to the u-« for publication of all Ihe local newi printed In thi» newipapor at well 01 all AP new* diipatchei. IF YOU SHOULD MISS ?OUR HERUD-A mbicriber who fail, lo receive a daily cop/ of The Herald ihou'd phont 643-2371 before 9 a.m. and a copy will bft tent after 9 a.m. by tpecial meitenger. Should your carrier fall to deliver your Herald on Sunday, go to the no art it place that ttlli The Hirald •nd lign • «m»l*!nt. A copy will thin •• flvtn you without chnr|«. The Worry Clinic- m>&v$~*. ^^^^^^s^s^&si Sensing The News- By Thurman Sensing INTOLERABLE STRIFE Addressing the 19th annual convention of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters in Miami recently, President James R. Hoffa denounced newspapermen, radio and television, saying that they "put out filth and lies in your papers." Actually, of course, if Jimmy Hoffa had anything good to say for the news media, the media would have to wonder where they went astray. For Hoffa is a symbol of all that is wrong with the union movement in the United States. Perhaps Hoffa calls it "filth," but. Uie fact is that he has been convicted on charges of mail fraud and jury tampering — and the news media have so recorded. Indeed if Jimmy Hoffa goes to jail, it will be in good measure because determined reporters and courageous editors have dug out the story of Hoffa's activities. The Hoffa story is by no means finished, however. If the boss of the Teamsters goes to jail, there is the possibility that he may attempt to run the union from a jail cell through a president who is a front man. Tliis would be a matter of real concern to the American people, for the Teamsters Union holds a powerful grip on American commerce. "Teamster ambitions to tighten that grip also were revealed by Hoffa at the Miami meeting. He called for common expiration dates of all union, contracts, saying that the only answer labor can give "is to combine the strength of all the various unions." In these remarks is the implied threat of a general strike, which is a weapon against the overwhelming majority of people in this country. Labor organization is allowed under law, but it would quickly become intolerable if small pi-cups of organized, militant labor extremists attempted to paralyze the business life of the United States. In Medieval times, robber barons roamed the highways and byways of Europe. People were not free to travel and do business except as they paid tribute to these robber barons. The Hoffas of the United States pose a similar threat. They would hold up the commerce of a great nation except as business paid tribute to union officials. Labor unions have no such mandate under the laws or customs of America. The general strike is the ultimate weapon of a ruthless organization devoted to civic paralysis. Even if a strike is not general in character, when it is conducted on a wide scale brough single form of activity — as in the case of a maritime strike — it threatens the well-being and safety of Hie entire public. This summer we have seen what the shipping strike did to Great Britain. If ever there was a crime against the public, it was this strike that cost an economically weak nation loss of foreign exchange — its vital life blood. The time has come when no free country — certainly not the United States — can afford to have a handful of labor bosses strike a savage blow at the nation's economy. Speaking at Miami, Hoffa said that in all communities outside highly industrailized metropolitan cities it is already "impossible to win a strike because management has aligned itself with the newspapers, TV, radio, the courts, and the police and can break the union's strikes." It is simply not true that the forces of responsibility and law and order can overwhelm the forces of union disorder. Every responsible voice in New York City has been shocked and dismayed at the newspaper strike, which deprives the people of needed news and business of the vital advertising medium. Nevertheless, the unionists prevailed. There is perhaps — one certainly would hope so — a growing consensus among thoughtful citizens that old- style, roughshod unionism has no place in a free, productive economy. The thought among such citizens is that economic paralysis, through the action of a handful of willful and often lawless men, cannot be tolerated. Every time Jimmy Hoffa publicly reveals his arrogant, brutal policy towards the public, the days come closer when Big Unionism will be curbed by public action. On The Right- BUCKLEY SPiCIAl SERVICE By William f. Buckley DODD'S SILVERWARE The charges raised by Mr. Drew Pearson against Senator Thomas Dodd are grave and trivial. The grave charge that ^~ he deceived the Senate by using its funds in order to further the commercial interests of General Klein is pretty well disposed of (see a previous column on the matter); and in due course the .Senator will release the documentation necessary to dispose of t h e second serious charge, alleging a criminal mis- allocation of campaign contributions. But there is the detritus, which Mr. Pearson has choked a dozen columns with, unimportant under the aspect of the heavens but of consilerable psychological impact in. that the charges have the effect of depicting the Seantor as a very low-priced whore who for a free pair of shoes will deliver a speech, nominate an ambassador, or call for a declaration of war, according to the fancy of the donor. For instance, there is a single column of last April in which Mr. Pearson lists favors done for the Senator by sundry commercial interests, insinuating a quid pro quo by the Senator, inconsistent with the national interest. Here is one of them, listed under (he sub-Lille "Silverware." Here is the entire text of Mr. Pearson's paragraph: "Ralph Bctrir.ni, recently retired president of International Silver, acknowledged that the company hnd replated some of Dodd's silverware. He also acknowledged that he had persuaded Dodd lo intervene at the White House for higher silver larriffs." Smelly? I called the said Mr. BorMni. whose name inciikinUilly Mr. Pearson misspelled; who, incidentally, was never president of International Silver, bill an assistant lo I h e president — Ihe difference, roughly, b e Iween JKF and Pierre Salinger. He tells me that he received a call late one evening from Mr. Jack Anderson, assistant to Mr. Pearson, and the conversation went something like this: "Did your company replate some silverware belonging to Senator Dodd?" "Yes," said Mr. Bertini. "What was the value of the replating?" "Somewhere between $10 and $15." "It must have cost more than that!" "Look. Mr. Anderson, I'm sure you can write a better column than I can, but you don't know more about the silver business than 1 do — the cost was between $10 and $15." "Did Senator Dodd oppose higher silver tarriffs at your request?" "1 don't know whether he opposed them ' at our request, but he did oppose them. Do you also have Senator Ribicoff's confidential files, Mr. Anderson?" "No." "Well, you'll find we sent an identical request to Senator Ribicoff, and he opposed the tariffs too. In 1949 President Eisenhower set up a silver tariff level due for reconsideration in 1964. If the tariffs climbed down in 1964, we figured 4,000 silver workers in Connecitcut would be put out of work. The hearings on the subject were scheduled for 1964 — how were we suopos- ed to express ourselves, except through our senators?" "Did vou or the company ever contribute lo Senator Dodd's election campaigns?" "No." In fact, it transpires, the silverware in question was sent to International Silver for replating by a member of the Senator's for replating by a member of the Senator's staff. The bill came in marked "Complimentary-'' Senator Dodd nevertheless gave orders to issue a check. Mr. Bertini refused the payment. The question presumably before. the house is whether this was a routine exchange of courtesy and a routine representation of HIP interests of one's conslilutents, or whether it was base brib- crv. grist for scandal. (Distributed by Ihe Washington Star Syndicate, In.) ly Dr. George W. Crone Notice ray mother's reply to her ( - year • old grandchild who w a s perplexed by (he different skin - color of human beings. And (hen widen your spiritual horizons by c o n - sidrring how other human beings may look on (hose 100 million other inhabitable planets! Use the booklet below with teen-agers, who arc hungry for moral logic. CASE Z-484: Jennie Crane, aged 88, is my mother. While riding with one of her young grandchildren in a Chicago bus, the youngster noticed some Negroes. "Grandma," asked the child, "why did God make people.with different colors?" To which my mother casually repl'-'d: "Flowers don't all have the same color, do they? "For some are pink while others are yellow or blue or purple, etc. "And God made all the flowers, so I guess God just likes variety, don't you think?" The youngster nodded her head at that logical analogy. For the color of our skin is merely like the color of the wrapping paper around the merchandise which we purchase at a store. And the wrapping has nothing to do with the value or usefulness of the article inside, does it? So we need to reach our children that they must not judge by such external appearances. If a boy or girl makes high marks in school, then such a child deserves great praise, regardless of whether he is a Caucasian, a Chinese, an American Indian or a Negro. On the contrary, if he refuses to study or violates the rules and tries to cause trouble, then he deserves reprimand, regardless of his color. Folklore- By William Wade Nonsense intended as such is relished by people as a lightcner of the day's routine. A minister returned a used car to a dealer. "What's t h e matter, | parson?" he was asked. "Can't you run it?" "Not and stay in the ministry," was the reply. "Jim, wake up," a I wife said. "There's a 1 burglar in the kitchen I and he's eating up all the I leftovers." "Go back to sleep and! I'll bury him in t h e I morning," .the husband replied. During the cross-examination of a young physician hi a lawsuit the plaintiff's attorney made disagreeable remarks about the youth and inexperience of the witness. "You claim to be acquainted with the various symptoms attending concussion of the brain?" he was asked. Alas, mankind tends to react to external appearances and this is one of the causes for prejudice and racial bias. "But we are literally brothers under lh» skin! All of us have red blood! And blood does not differ between Chinese, Negroes, Caucasians or American Indians. We can thus use the blood of one race to give a transfusion to a dying man of any of the other races! And our internal anatomy is the same! The liver and appendix are on the right side, whether of giants like Goliath or African pygmies. Apropos of my mother's analogy about God's apparent delight in many colors, maybe the inhabitants of other planets revolving around distant suns may be green skinned or have a blue or purple or orange epidermis! Green is the universal color of vegetation, so I have wondered that we haven't had a green-hued or chlorophyl race of human beings down here on this planet. Then our skin could manufacture our own food! Our astronomers have estimated that there are a minimum of 100 MILLION other planets just like earth which have vegetation, moderate temperature, water and other .essentials for human life. "They are either inhabited or at least inhabitable," said Dr. Harlow Shapley, famous Harvard astronomer. So we should widen our spiritual horizons and stop feuding over petty differences in the hue of our epidermises. God may have a green skin or a blue complexion and thus be different in this respect from all of us human beings down here on earth! So send for my booklet "The Logical Proof of God," enclosing a long stamped, return envelope, plus 20c and use it with teen-agers! When writing to Dr. Crane, Mellot. Ind., enclose stamped, self-addressed envelope and 25 cents to cover typing or printing costs when you seek personal advice or one of his psychological charts. "I do," was the reply. "Let us take a concrete case then," continued the lawyer. "If my learned friend, the counsel for the defense, and myself were to bang our heads together, would he get concussion of the brain?" "The probabilities are," the young physician said with a smile, "that he would." WADE "Why did you strike this man?" a judge' asked sternly. "He called me a liar, sir," was the reply. "Is this true?" asked the judge turning to the oilier. "Yes, it's true," the other said, "and I can prove it." "What do you have to say to that?" the judge inquired of the defendant. "It's got nothing to do with the case," the other responded. "Even if I am a liar I guess I got a right to be sensitive about it, ain't I?" American Saying: Old friends even among jokes should not be snubbed. Brady's Health Service- By Dr. William Brady DO HAVE MORE CALCIUM The diet of most Americans today is inadequate to maintain good nutrition and good health, because it fails to supply enough of certain essentials to do so. Calcium, for instance. From iniancy to middle age a minimum of a quart of milk a day is necessary to insure the daily requirement of calcium. Adults who lead a sedentary existence may possibly maintain good nutrition on only I'/z pints of milk a day. Youths or adults who dp hard work, serve in active military capacity, engage in athletics or play football must consume a quart of whole milk or skim milk daily or the calcium equivalent in other forms — cheese, greens, leafy vegetables, peas, beans, nuts, peanuts or wafers or capules (not capsules) of calcium and vitamin D. The vitamin D is necessary for good assimilation and utilization of calcium in the body, whether it be food calcium or an acceptable compound such as calcium glu- conate. The vitamin D may be taken as it occurs naturally in fish liver oil, egg yolk, butter or canned sardines; or in tasteless synthetic . form ; or one may manufacture one's own by exposing the skin to sunlight. Because I name maybe a dozen common complaints which are due to calcium deficiency — in booklet "The Calcium Shortage," for which send me 35c and stamped, self-addressed envelope — some of my quondam colleagues nickname me "Old Calcium Brady." I hope it lasts as long as I continue teaching people how to keep well. I hope, too. that no reader of this piece will get an impression that the calcium I recommend is medicine. Leave medicinal calcium to the judgment of the physic- Statistic: Someone in the U. S. buys a house every 10 seconds. How can that be, when it takes the average buyer about 10 weeks to make up his mind? Bookings for summer camps which accent both boys and girls arc said to be off. There's just no understanding today's youth. PREAMBLE We, the people of the United 5J States, in order lo form a more "••5 perfect Union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquilily, provide for the common defence, promote the genera! welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty lo ourselves and our posterity, do ordajn and establish this Constitution for the United States ot America. ian. When I say calcium. I mean nutritional calcium, foari calcium. You don't take il for a week or two. You eat it, from now on, or at any rate until you just don't care whether you drop back 'into the state of deficiency you were in before you began supplemening your inadequate diet. (Signed letters pertaining to personal health and hygiene (not to disease diagnosis or treatment) will be answered by Dr. Brady if a stamped, self-addressed envelope is enclosed. Letters should be brief and written in ink. Owing to the large number of letters received only a few can be answered here. No reply can be made to queries not conforming to instructions. Address Dr. William Brady, 625 El Camino, South Beverly Hills, California.) Shipwise- By James B. Martin QUESTION - What was the most dramatic story of the War of 1812, and possibly any other war? ANSWER —. H was the story of th» Privateer. You often r think of privateering as the "silent service" of those days despite the fact that it was all on the surface. Sailing on I her own with all her 1 guns concealed behind I trick ports and surprisingly excellent camouflage,, the American privateer was indeed a| ship of mystery. She was .TAJJTTV a blockade runner; de- MAR ™ stroyer; a scout ship; and a sea raider all combined into one ship. You could compare them to a modern Merchant Marine Reserve. Built like streamlined, racing yachts with the tallest masts and the widest spread of canvas that ever had been seen on the high seas at that time. They usually earned the "long Tom", which was mounted amidships on a swivel. The British Admiral who was waging war on the Americans reported back to the King "Your Majesty, the Americans have no Navy, but we cannot fight against the thousand pirate ships which appear from 'no place at any place at any time. They cei- tnmly are raising hell with our morale." Actually there were a few over 500 Privateers. The "Chasseur" was one of the b;st .sinking or capturing over fifty British Merchant ships. Often the Privateers would slip through the British supposed blockade inlo the English Channel and sink ships on Rrilnins front door steps.
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