Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on October 20, 1969 · Page 15
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Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado · Page 15

Greeley, Colorado
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Monday, October 20, 1969
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Campus Views Are Changing ling Student Sex Issues By NANCY BETH JACKSON seeks to find out their addres Miami, Fla., Herald ··-'· CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) -' Rev/ W. Thaxton Springfield, a pipe-smoking professor of reli ' University of Flori da,,believes sex among collegi students has changed in the las 20 years, but that the differeno ismore than numerical. ^ The responsibility .for birth . control, has been transform since .the Pill has become avail able, he said. "In the previous generation the responsibility was with the male. Now the shift is to the female," he said at a recenl luncheon meeting of the Florida Academy of General Practice, "I'm not convinced there is a percentage difference (in the number of young people having sexual relations) compared to 20 years ago, but the responsibility has shifted and we talk more about it." Support Girl's Decision The attitude of the university has also changed, he noted. Five years ago, upon learning an unmarried couple was living together, the administration would dents. have expelled the stu- Now the administration so they can be contacted in emergency. Dr. Nell Potter, a 32-year-oli physician with the Studen Health Center at the Universit: of Florida, added that pregnan girls once would have been ex pelled immediately but the uni versity's official attitude is nc longer punitive. "We attempt through counsel ing to try to support the girl in whatever she decides to do,' she said. She sees no harm in allowing ,he young woman to continue to ive in the dormitory throughou ler pregnancy if that is the jirl's wish. "If anything, it causes a strengthening of other girls moral stand and gives them ause to think. Many girls have his godlike attitude that i' won't happen to them; it is always the girl down the hall or some trashy girl," Dr. Potter iaid. The University of Florida has no policy on dispensing birth jontrol pills through the studenl lealth center. Girls over 21 anc hose legitimately engaged to be married are given the Pill upon Author Feels Generation Gap Is More of a Society Gap youth-adult conflict results from the tremendous hostility the old- NEW YORK (AP) -- What er generation has developed By JOY STILLEY . AP Newsfeatures Writer has been labeled as a generation gap might more aptly be called a society gap, believes Hila .Colman, author of over a Score . of novels about teen-a- gers,- in addition to numerous magazine articles dealing with youth problems. against young people. "All this fuss about the hair and the clothes--I just can't bear it!" she exclaims. "We just got so accustomed visually to this crewcut gray-flannel suited human being who was a symbol of financial success in "Young people today are not this country that we can't at odds with their parents any more than they were in the past," she says. "What they are really against is the structure of society--military, materialistic, mechanized society. "It's not accidental that articulate rebellion is coming out of affluent homes," she continues. "Young people have seen the affluence and are aware that it has not solved all the problems for Jtheir parents. They are up- Bet by the fact that so many of their contemporaries are have- just enough to live on. nots.and they are .quite-serious fn wanting to change that inequity."- : Mrs. Colman recently had her 27th book published--"Claudia, Where Are You?" (Morrow). A 28th,' one in a series on careers, is on the presses. Her own career as a writer got a fast and unplanned start some 20 years ago. She had married Louis Colman, now a medical writer, after attending Radcliffe for two years, and was doing publicity and promotion following the birth of her second son. "One night both my husband and I had to go to meetings in connection with our work and we couldn't get a baby-sitter," she recalls. "We had an argument about who should go. He change." Too, she adds, parents attempt to impose .their own values on their children and have an image they want the kids to fulfill. "The older generation grew up out of the depression an^ suffered deprivation," she says. "Security was the big drive, but that's not today's style. Many kids have left affluent homes and are working at odd jobs, not building up a bank account, but content to get - As to communication between jenerations, she feels that people confuse communication with agreement. "Communication," she explains, "is being able to lear someone's ideas and present your own ideas but you ion't always have to come to :he same conclusion. Mutual respect is the essential quality, not agreement. I don't expect my children to think as I do. How could they, and why should they?" Though her two sons are no longer teen-agers, she still seeps in close touch with youth and their ideas and problems llirough them and their friends, ivho fill the Colmans' rambling house in Bridgewater, Conn. "While most people move to smaller places when their chil- said I should stay home and I ren leave home, we keep en- cii/i 'wb,, mn anH nni vnti?' " arging our house," she laughs. We want plenty of room for ur sons, their wives and ex- ected families. We like young eople." said, 'Why me and not you? He went, and she sat down and wrote an article, "Can a Man Have a Career and a Family. Too?" A friend who happened to read it,.sent it to an agent and it was .bought immediately by the Saturday Evening Post, much to the chagrin of her writer friends who had struggled for recognition. . "Then I started writing and sold to many women's magazines," she recounts. "But for several years my bread and butter money came from the confession magazines, geared to teen-agers. I got a great deal of my material on problems with parents and boyfriends from my baby-sitters." She also wrote for teen-age publications and when she progressed to books it was nalural she says, that she enter the teen-age field. Her first novel, fittingly titled "The Big Step," was published in 1957. Her latest, "Claudia, Where Are You?" : deals with a young girl's flight from her suburban home to New York's East Village to seek identity and meaning in life. "People are always asking what advice I would give parents whose child has run away," she says. "But then it's too late. Whatever problems there are started long before that point You have to start a disciplined household early. To say yes to a 5-year-old is much easier than . saying no. But if you keep on saying yes j'ou're not going l be able to say no when the child is 16. Too many parents Confuse progressive thinking with per missivencss, she feels. Because · they want to be open-minded and fair they fall into the habit of letting children do what the want, which she considers z withdrawal of responsibility. Although she urges teen-agers ', to be tolerant and to respec , rather than be conie.iipluous o - i their jarenls' ideas, Mrs. Col man Relieves that part of the| request. Younger, unengaged girls are asked to write home to their parents about their re quest. There is also a greai gtay area called "medica emergencies" in which the Pill like any other medicine, may be prescribed if the doctor believes it is medically wise. The school physicians do nol make moral judgments for the sion of Soviet strategic military students. "They have , _. their basic moral decisions be-years has taken place not in power against the North Atlant- already made ic Treaty forces in the last few fore coming to us," Dr. Potter said. The student health center also sees pregnant coeds although Dr. Potter noticed the number now been transformed into the coming to her has decreased major global operating base for since March. She doesn't know if the decrease is caused by an marine fleet. Unlike Leningrad increase in the use of contraceptives or the university's Marriage and College Life program n which speakers appear ir dormitories and informal coec groups are organ- discussion ized. Abortion does exist on the college campus. Girls go to criminal abortionists and as a result some of them wind up in the university hospital. They pool enough money with their boy- fiends to fly to Puerto Rico or even as far as Japan. Often ihe parents never know. Optimistic about Youth Despite such problems, Dr. 'otter and the Rev. Springfield ook optimistically at today's allege youth. They see young leople establishing lasting rela- ionships instead of becoming iromiscuous. Dr. Potter, who doesn't say iremarital sex is either good or )ad, recalled one couple who ived together and later were married. "They appeared to have a sla- ile, good relationship. They were able to plan careers and marriage," she said, adding aat some college students es- ablish trial marriages while thers live together only on weekends. Living together doesn't al- [ ays mean sexual intercourse, he two pointed out. In the ourse of a premarital examina- lon, Dr. Potter determined a irl was without doubt a virgin, fet another doctor who had reated the girl at the student ealth center knew the girl and er boyfriend had been sharing ,n apartment for six months. War Chemicals Storage Sites Listed by Army WASHINGTON (AP) - The .rmy provided for the first time Thursday a list of eight installa- ions in the United States where oisonous chemical weapons are lockpiled. The list provided first official onfirmation that chemical war- are agents are located at the Jmatilla Army Depot, at Her- mislon, Ore. The other installations hous- ng chemical agents were al- eady generally known. They inlude: Tooele Army Depot in Utah, \nniston Army Depot in Ala- ama, Lexington Blue Grass rmy Depot in Kentucky, Pueb- i Army Depot in Colorado, Sdgewood Arsenal in Maryland, "Mne Bluff Arsenal in Arkansas, iocky Mountain Arsenal in Col- rado and the Newport Chemi- al Plant in Indiana. The Army did not specify ypes of chemical munitions lo- ated at each depot. Norway Faces Soviet Buildup With Alert Defense Systems By DON COOK The Los Angeles Times OSLO -- The biggest expan- !he Mediterranean but along Norway's frontier with Russia the Far North. The port of Murmansk if for an assault landing. "The joint having been made, the ^ s Russians reformed into convoy Russia's growing nuclear sub- on the Baltic or Odessa on the Black Sea, Murmansk is not ,and-locked by NATO territory. It is the only naval base from which Ihe Russians can move directly into open ocean waters and head anywhere in the world a minimum risk of de- action. Moreover, the northern wasle- and around Murmansk has become a major deployment area 'or Russian hard-site intercont- nental ballistic missiles, which are targeted over the polar cap rom north to south against the United States and Canada. .Finally, there has been a considerable buildup of Russian jround forces in the Far North n the last few years. Two full led army mechanized divis- ons are stationed along the 'aasvik River, which forms most of the 120-mile Norwegian- lussian border. This buildup has been climaxed this year by Soviet military exercises. In a massive army maneuver in the spring, the iussian mechanized divisions advanced in full strength to the anks of the Paasvik in a mock assault exercise against Nor- vay. After firing live ammuni- ion on their own territory ilong the border, the Russians aimed their guns openly at the Norwegian army border posts m the other side. Denver Trucker Named President Of U.S. Group SAN FRANCISCO (AP)-Gail H. Crawford, president of Rings- y Truck Lines, Inc., of Denver, i'riday was elected vice president at large of American Trucking concluding session of the group's annual convention in San Francisco. The Colorado trucker is a past president of the Colorado Motor Carrier's Association, past pres- denl of the Western Highway Institute, co-founder of the Mid- vest Shipper and Motor Carrier Conference and a past mem- ler of the board of directors of he Denver Chamber of Corn- British miners may strike again. HALLOWEEN Napkins and Tallies Everything for the Office 1303 8th Ave. Later during the midnight sun 1 season a convoy of merchant ships under naval escort emerged from Murmansk, sailed along Norway's northern coast and then made an abrupt turn and headed for the Norwegian : ishing port of Hammerfest at .he North Cape --- deploying as and steamed back to Mur- mansk. All these Russian military activities and a great deal more are watched intensively by the Norwegian Military Command. The effect, if any, on the Norwegian population is to make .he country more NATO-minded than ever. NATO has never attempted :o operate on a gun-for-gun or ship-for-ship defense philosophy. But the Norwegians are con- 'renting the Russians resolute- iy but calmly with the fact that Norway is alert, prepared, backed by allies, and will fight if attacked. To this end, some small but significant changes are under way in the military picture on the Norwegian side. First, some of the new German-built Leopard tanks with which the Norwegian army is jeing re-equipped are to be assigned to the border command in the Far North, headquartered at the town of Kirkenes. Noody pretends that the Norweg- an army could slop an assault )y two Russian divisions in the north, but the readiness and determination to resist any military action will certainly be emphasized by the deployment of tank support for the infantry patrols along the border. Second, the Norwegian air its long- the entire force is increasing range patrolling of North Cape sea area from its coastal patrol base on the northernmost of the bleak, windswept Lofoten Islands. New Neptune naval patrol aircraft lave gone into operation with he latest in electronic search and detection equipment. In addition, Norwegian squadrons of new Northrop F-5 fighter-bombers will be operating ncreasingly this winter in and out of the most northerly of all NATO air bases at Banak Associalions""at""the not far {rotn * lle North Cape and only a half-hour flying time from Murmansk. nove around three key air has- s in the Far North -- Bodo, ardufoss near Narvik and Bank. Both Bodo and Bardutoss angers and maintenance shops or the Norwegian aircraft, Mon., Oct. 20, 19G9 GREELEY TRIBUNE Page 15 alongside the airstrips. that the main defense forces Finally, with the delivery of In the north are concentrated. a squadron of big C-130 Hercules turboprop jet transports, the Norwegians will also be The Norwegian squadrons shuttling ground troops a great 'ill be' on constant operational deal more frequently from south to north. It would be simple for the Russians to mount an attack re equipped with underground at the same lime thrust a column of tanks through Finland to| cut Norway in half at the nar- lasted out of the rocky hills row point of Tromso. It is here But, faced with the geographical difficulties and the strategic facts of their defense situation, the Norwegians have refused to turn defeatist and pessimistic or bow to Russian blandishments, threats and demonstrations. Indeed if the other across the Paasvik river and NATO countries were matching Norway's example in basic de- Tense efforts, me alliance would be in far belter shape than it FREEMAN FREE-FLEX It's easier to wear because it's flexible all day. High on fashion too, in Black Action-Finish Grain, leather lined. MALIBU $ 32.00 The Comfortable Store, 814-816 Ninth Street Whirlpool JL APPLIANCE Winterize At Gold's Low Prices! 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