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AND PUBLIC SERVICED EDITORIAL* Sot., March 25, 1967 RICHARD LAFROMB01SE, PUBLISHER Today's Editorials T~~ 'I Am The Resurrection , . / " ; There ha* never been but one story of Easter. It is told in the gospels of Matthew and John and fa the epistles. It bears telling at'any time, and again and again, and most especially at this time of each 'year. We do not repeat the story from habit or tradition ; \ve do it because^the· fajtti and the. confidence "of ^our rrtahkind has v needed such strengthening through the centuries. . · . , . - . . But.;perhaps, we j^ed; it .today more than' ever before./The Easter story can be read anywhere] it can be told anywhere. But,the,finest place to hear, it is in church.', Be: there Easter Day/ ; '' "' .,,:--...,.',',. '.'..,... .-,-.;,'.'.' '" . , ' This is the story. , , . .Now .late. on the, Sabbath, day, as, it began to.dawn toward.the first day of the week, came -Mary Magdalene and the otter,Mary .-to..see. the sepul- chre.-. .;-.--.-'j : '. : v '.'.";·'·-. ..:. '· ....:· . '. -\ i : And behold, ( ,there,; was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came, and rolled away the. stone,. and isat upon it; · :/'..,/vs , . ; · · · · ·· · · · · '·;. And the angel said unto the women, Fear .not ye;: for I know, that ye seek Jesus, who hath been 'crucified. He is not v here; for 'he is risen, even as he said, Come, see the place where the Lord lay. ,-- , . And go quickly, and tell his disciples, He is f risen from the dead; and lo, he goeth!before, you into Galilee; there ye shall see him, as I have told you. n ! . ' . . · And they departed quickly from the tomb, '·',with fear and great joy,. and did run' to bring the disciples word. *; \ ' : ; But now*hath Christ been raised from the desid, the first-fruits of them that are asleep. , For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. ]'· i · . For as in Adam all die, even s p in Christ shall all be made alive. For he must reign, till he hath put all his enemies, under his feet. The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. I am the resurrection and the life, saith the Lord; he that believeth in me, though 'he were dead, yet shall he live: and!whosoever liveth and believeth in me, shall never die. LessQn In Democrqcy When Soviet leaders,, snubbed 'former Vice President Richard M. Nixon and refused to talk to him in Moscow on his current fact-finding world tour, he had a pointed; lesson for, them. "A. government without an opposition is apparently unwilling to. recognize the opposition party'in, another country," he said. This despite the fact that in eight .years as."vice president, Nixon had' shown: Soviet 'missions, to this country all proper official courtesies. Hpweyer/irdid'nbt stop the man who on' one occasion had stood up to Nikita S. Khrushchev and debated with him the superiority of American kitchen equipment at a trade, fair he.had opened in Moscow. As the citizen o f , a good republic, Nixon went to the Soviet people and the officials did not dare to stop him there. In Alma Ata in Central Asia, Nixon told a group of factory workers'Who wanted to know why the United States does not make peace in Vietnam: .."South Vietnam asked us for' help. Just as your country did against Hitler and we helped Vietnam and are stijl ; helping her to remain independent just as we helped you · in World War-II." It is regretful Nixon is making such a flying visit. Campaigning like that in the'. Soviet Union, he might change the' minds of a lot of people about America's position in. Vietnam and why they ^should support us as we did them 20 years ago. '. . . AND WHOSOEVER LIVETH AND BELIEVETH IN ME . . ,' Chuck Connors Another Actor Eyes Political Job OUR READERS .WRITE TO THE EDITOR benefactors that the law winds up affecting the individual or the small businessman while- big business is exempted. , Our legislators' should start WHERE IS JUSTICE? f. B. HIHv«r · C*ntr«1iji Dear Sir: . . . ' ' ' ' . " Now. that our state patrol .. has been given the authority to worrying about the millions pi ..,·, as the barber and the oth- stoD and March'-(casually) dollars in gross income io^ ers in order, to keep our gov- any car traveling on the high- this state which they have in' ernment operating? He is in -- discriminately permitted to ington are in business. We ;are in big business and we are in business for a profit." Why shouldn't the banker pay his sahre of tax, as well ways to see if the driver has a valid driver'! license and, during this- act, he has the right to casually search our car -- and also smell our breath. . . . ; . We begin to see the light. This act was built up immensely under, the. pretense that a ; lot of people are, driving illegally. We, the big state of Washington, seem to worry ourselves about losing the driver license, fee of a few drivers who seem to forget once in awhile to have their licenses renewed. 1 This fee of $2 a year is so enormously important that .the state cannot afford to lose a few' of them. A thousand ·drivers on our highways with expired driver licenses only means $2,000 a year. Yet our legislators pass many tax laws and, at the passing, so many lobbyists are putting on the,pressure to exempt their go untaxed, thereby causing pur state to lose very heavily'. in tax revenue. The only way they can see to raise funds to carry our. , state government is to raise the gas tax. Costs of driving a car are now so high a per r son cannot afford to drive one.. Another source is raising the) sales tax, already so high .we nearly top the nation. Our barbers, butchers, grocers, druggists, 'furniture stores and thousands of other pay taxes called retail sales tax and business and occupation tax. Why do our legislators discriminate against us and exempt the banker, savings and loan association, apartment house owner, churches, hospitals and many others? A banker, making a speech in Seattle a couple of weeks ago, made this remark: "The banks in Wash- big business. Our .taxpayers should rise in rebellion until this discrimination in taxes is ' ended. So They Say On thrtt successive weeks, GOT. Ronald Reagan of California . has been. booked for one-night stands in Washingtp -- .first.for a.republican dinner, then the gridiron dinner of the : Washington press and, finally-the'conference of governors called - by President Johnson. Californians "who want to hang on to Reagan are fearful people might read too much into Reagan's enthusiasm for Washington. Walter J, McNerney, presi-' dent of the Blue Cross Association of 76 Blue Cross plans, has 'testified that hospital ·costs will rise lo'lo 12 per cent more this year. HOLLYWOOD (AP) -- Yet another actor -- he-man Chuck Connors -- is eyeing the kleig-lit : road to polities'. He has something to learn. Connors says 1964 Republican presidential nominee Sen. Barry Goldwater has suggested that he run for the Senate from California next year. Goldwater- says'that's not quite what he said. "It's a great temptation^" said Connors, who campaigned hard last year for fellow actor Ronald Reagan,, California's . · new Republican governor. "The only trouble is I don't think I can afford it," Connors said in what political observers might regard as an imperishable, impolitic statement. Cost Too High? "I-figure I've got to earn $65,000 a year for alimony, child support for my four sons, supporting my mother and my ' wife's, mother and nephew before Kamala (his second wife) and I can eat. And a senator Tunnel Site Of Project SEATTLE (AP) - Railroad trains used to roar through a tunnel in the Cascade Mountains * at Stevens Pass, but now the only sounds being noticed are those of the earth groaning and ^training. · Under a project being conducted - by the University of Washington and the Boeing Co., an abandoned tunnel has become a laboratory for'what scientists say are some of the most sensitive seismographs and recorders in the world. makes only about $36,000 a year." If Connors should run next year -.and win -- California would have three actors, all Republicans, in its key political posts. In addition to Reagan, onetime song and dance man George Murphy is the state's' junior senator. The state's senior, senator, Thomas H. Kuchel, the Senate Republican whip, comes up for re-election next year. He has been under fife from conservatives. Connors, 44, calls himself a conservative Republican -- "not the old-fashioned, turn-of-the- century kind, but a modern conservative." '.', Connors said Goldwater suggested he try for the Senate last month during a conversation at the Tucson National ~ Club. "I was in the foursome in front of him and Arnold Palmer," said Connors. "We've met several times before and . we were talking about Ronnie's v election and politics in general \when the senator said I should run for the Senate. I was nattered. I told him I didn't think it would be possible. He told me I might change my mind later on;" Chronograph Saiifi Thompson Saw 'Em--Saucer People ' By ELMER J. OLSON / v Managing Editor . Th« Dally Chronic!* . The next time you're driving in eastern Lewis County and be^ween-Morton and Mineral, take a look to the right, if you're going north/ , Along there somewhere is the spot that on March 28, 1950, Centralian Samuel Eaton Thompson took a look to his right and clamped on his car's brakes., And so began one Of the first detailed accounts of not only a flying saucer but. of ^aucer people. , ··, ' : .· ,v,., ...·. -; ,i Thompson, who.was a Northern Pacific Railway Co., porter at the Union depot in Ceritralia, returned home with his story. He said nobody would believe his strange adventure, which is always guaranteed, to get people to listen. : V ·· · · · · · ··'.'.··:'' ·· \ 'This was his story:- ' · . · · ' ;.'·; "While rnotoring between Morton and Mineral Tuesday I saw in a clearing to the right of the.highway (going north) a huge object. I guessed it to be a so-called flying saucer. It appeared'to be of a glowing, sun-color- ' ed substance similar to plastic. It was shaped like two saucers fused together. . . . : "I judged it was about 80 feet horizontally and 32 feet vertically, rhiked over to the object. .,-f "I first noticed children playing'near the steps to the ship and soon adults, 10 men and 10 women; discovered me and invited me into the ship. There .were 25 children between the ages of 6 and. 15 years. The adults Wjere slight in build with tanned skins, King dark blond hair and fine features. None wore any'clothing. ;; ' "I spent about 40 hours, in their company and they were pleasant. The ship was built of ,a lightweight substance, with seats'completely around "the interior made of a. softer substance, as was the floor. There was no other furniture or cooking equipment. Their food con-, sisted of fruit and herbs brought frqm, their, native plan- ·et : I ate some of the food. · '·;··. "I could not'discover how'the ship was controlled' but there were four, controls. The people 1 told me the ship had great speed and could travel sideways or up and down and could.be stopped while in flight. "The people claimed they were fronv Venus'and sent to establish goodwill among the earth people. They spoke English, although their vocabulary was not as large as ours and they used some words stra.nge to me. They said I was the first person ever contacted on this planet." There was more from Thompson. He said he took photographs of the space ship, as the Venusians · called it, but its'brilliance made the print totally white and the negative black. He threw both away as they were useless, he said. The Centralian said the space ship inhabitants were afraid of the people of earth because several of their ships had-been destroyed. He said he wanted to take someone else to the ship but, the Venusians would not allow it. They were that afraid. . ..', . , · · That was that; It was all in a Daily Chronicle feature story four days after it happened --r April 1, 1950 -which was' either intentional or just a happenstance. Nobody remembers, but just the same for years afterwards, when the term Unidentified Flying Object was brand ,?-, -- --- ~. new, Thompson's story cropped up in .UFCv. stories and Country ies. He later starred on televi- today is still a part of the official investigation made on sion as lawyer John Egan in tTim« ' '''*.·::····' "Arrest and Trial" and as ex- -,* u , ' » * » « . '*" ** OVER THE HILL TO THE POORHOUSE . . , Re- Gold- Goldwater Said . . . Told of the statement, water said: "That's not exactly what took place. He told me people were asking him to run and that he had not made up his mind. I 'told him that if he did run to make sure he was well financed and that he had the backing of enough people in the party. It was advice that he solicited. I certainly wouldn't stick my nose into the affairs of another state. It was not a case of my sayiqg, 'Yes, by all means, get in there and run.' " Connors, a 6-foot-S ex-first baseman for the Brooklyn Dodgers, Chicago Cubs and the old Los Angeles Angels, swung into the saddle in 1958 as star of ,th.e "Rifleman" television ser- one strong factor in his favor if he decides .to enter politics: "I have visibility. Politicians .strive for years to acquire it -the ability to be recognized instantly by the public. My acting career has given me that." In the Twin Cities and Lewis County Dear Abby.... Helpmate Hates Being Bootblack By Abigail Van Buren DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have been married a year and we get along very wel!. The only argument we have is whether I should polish, his shoes or not. We both read your column every day and would like you to settle this for us. HATES TO POLISH SHOES DEAR HATES: Polishing i men's (hots It Ilk* thewerlng him with kiss**. Untoss If s don* with lovt, h* may as well step off dpwrrtown and hirt it d«M. DEAR ABBY: There is a woman in our office ' (she's no youngster) whose husband ·ends her flowers, candy, birthday gifts, anniversary presents, valentines, etc. -- delivered at the office! why, I wonder, doesn't he cend them to her at home? I am not jealous for I have been happily married for is many years as she, but don't you think she has him send everything to the office so she can "show off a little bit in front of the dher girls? · : . ONE OP THE GIRLS DEAR ONE! F«u|Wy. lu look at It Hill wiy.ortM|M you'ro lucky. At lout tho doesn't own ywi t» *ith MM iwxt day TELLING They looked like tin and cut glass. I didn't tell him what I thought of the set, I just said, " Let's look around." Now Abby, if he couldn't afford something better I wouldn't say anything. Should I accept the set he picked out or not?'I hate to hurt his feelings, but even at $25 I think he's getting stung. How can I let him know how I feel without appearing greedy or hurting him? DISAPPOINTED DEAR DISAPPOINTED! Toll him frankly that you don't tfilrjk ttio sot ho soloctod It .worth tho menoy, and .you'd Ilko to look further. Then stoor him Into * reputable jowolry itoro and l*t tho siloiman oducato him. (No on* l«»rn» about diamonds f«»f*r than » young man who's In tho morktt for on*.) ' · · ' . ' ' , v And if you Intend to marry him, you hid borler start learning to communicate with Mm. A wtfo who Is too timid to discuss money with her husband Is off to a poor start. '. CONFIDENTIAL TO "HOPELESSLY IN LOVE AND CAN'T END IT": If you can't end the affair, g*t her out of your offk*. "A wise tailor never cuts his cloth In'the same room where he dances." That Is a rule most professional people would do well to Dr. Robert Bostrom, associate professor of geology at the university, said Thursday research principals may be developed upon which to base predictions of earthquakes. He said because accumulated earth strain precedes quakes, it is believed forecasting can be done by measuring built-up strain. · The equipment is now being adjusted in the tunnel under 2,000 feet of rock, and a laser beam meter, developed by Boeing, is being installed. Dr. Victor Vali of Boeing said "the installation will record the earth's free oscillations and the tides in the solid earth. The tunnel was built in 1900 and abandoned in 1929. 10 Y««n Ago March 25, 1957 With state kindergarten support, provided again by the 1957 Washington Legislature, T w i n City school heads said they are conducting studies preliminary to possibilities of reinstating kindergarten programs here. B u t both Hayes Holman-and Chfeter V. Rhodes,' Centralia and Chehalis school superintendents, respectively, said serious problems stand in the way of establishing kindergarten programs again. 25 Years Ago' March 25,, 1942 Roy Neer, Chehalis senior high school studeruYfrpeaking on "Production For War," won.top honors in a district speaking contest for Future Farmers of America in Chehalis last night. Competing against three other speakers, Neer won a cash award of $5 and the right to enter the state contest. GheKalis residents today had 'purchased, with money loaned to, the government, : a Curtis P-40 Army pursuit plane and has accumulated $2,955,90 toward the purchase of a 37 mm. antiaircraft gun to be presented to Battery F, 205th coast artillery, the city's own army unit. 50 Years Ago March 25, 1917 A very pleasant surprise was held at the home of Mr.-and Mrs. W; W. Moore where a number of friends arrived en masse to help-Mrs. Moore celebrate her birthday anniversary. Mrs. Moore was taken completely by surprise and the guests enjoyed' her astonishment ^immensely. Cards were the diversion for the evening and the' ladies who didn't care for cards devoted the time to fancy work. Life Or Death 'Grade Spokane Area School Has 5Vfc-Day Final Exqrn DEAR ABBY: My boy friend said he wanted to buy me an engagement ring so f Immediately thought of a diamond. Yesterday, he took m« into a little shop thai sold trinket* and h» aiked me how I tlked a set of riofi that cod »2S. Abby, they were awful! If you have a pruo'ieni. write to Abieail Van Bnren in care of this paper. She will M a lad in aiwwer your letter. For a personal re. ply, please enclorj a stamped 'geii-aa'oitssea envelope, . · · SPOKANE, Wash., (AP) There's a school near here where the final exam is 5^-days long, and a passing grade could' mean the difference between life and death. ' The course: survival. It's tough. But so are the problems faced by any airman coming down in a mountain wilderness, desert, or enemy-held jungles of Vietnam. More than 5,000 airmen, most of them combat crewmen, have gone through the Air Force Survival School since it moved to Fairchild Air Force Base from Stead AFB, Nevada, a year ago. The -students range in age from 22 to 64. Rank has no privilege. Airman .or colonel, each must spend' 12 days in classroom lectures and practical survival training before the 514-day trek in the northeastern Washington wilderness to put to the test what they- have been taught. Since getting out of a damaged plane often is the first problem, airmen are taught how to make a parachute landing on land or water. Then they learn to live off the land, and get practical instruction in the military "code of conduct." During the 18-day course, they learn how to.evade the enemy, resist brainwashing and interrogation, and how to escape. A large part of the training is classified. The key to survival is improvisation. Airman-students learn to find and recognize food, plant or animal, , in almost any environment. They learn to find water in the desert, and how to keep warm .in the arctic. They learn'to improvise a tepee in the wilderness, an igloo in the arctic, a" hammock in the jungle, a hole in the sand in the desert. Tf they need a tool, they make it.- The tools are the parachute, the survival kit and what the environment provides. Students learn first aid and how to.recognize herbs and ether material with medicinal value. For example, eating a piece of charcoal can relieve diarrhea. , .;. Each airman gets 12 hours instruction in unarmed hand-to- hand combat before he undertakes the- (iross-country *rek through 'the' mountain training area north of. here. The school's commander, Col. Chester H. Bohard, says its purpose Is to teach airmen "to survive arid return to his organization under any climatic condition." The Air Force call* this the "global survival concept." There are other school* for specialized training, read, "Put the money in the bag, sucker, and don't make a move." The teller scribbled a quick note and Shoved it back: "Straighten your tie,, stupid, they're taking your picture." . . v . "Doctor, I hope it isn't too much trouble to visit me ^ere at home," the woman tele- pjioned hopefully. ('Why no, 1 ' the doctor replied, "I've another patient in that block so:I'll just kill two birds with one stone." . . . It was about 10 a.m., when child-weary young mother answered the'door. The caller inquired, "Is the,head of the;house at home?" "No," was the tired reply, ''He's in -kindergarten right now." ' . ... Overheard in school cafeteria, one small boy to another: ."Okay,-let's run away from home--- should'we ask ;your mother or mine to drive us?" The other replied, "Let's ask mine. I think she^ll call a taxi." .'. . If the ' government has hidden taxes, x then why can't we all have hidden deductions? . John CUNNIFF \, Pension Control Seen NEW YORK (AP) -- As was bound to happen eventually to any bundle of money weighing $90 billion, the nation's private pension systems are coming under increasing scrutiny from 'Congress. . As a result,' everyone from unions to the National Association of Manufacturers Is betting that .these funds, now- largely unregulated,' will come under more and more federal control. · The consensus ends abruptly, ' however. 'Some critics feel regulation is' needed , to prevent abuses that almost certainly coexist, with such sizable funds. ·' Others view control as more welfareism. . . . . Congress 1 Interest,- as represented in bills introduced into both houses, is in stlng minimum standards..for the operation of these; funds and with establishing governmental control so.that the standards are enforced. ····: This pressure oh Congress comes from various sources, including President Johnson, who feel these pension systems have grown to such an enormous size that the interests of workers must be protected. As of now,.the reserve funds of these private systems--trus- teed by unions, corporations, lift insurance companies, banks -- total four times those of the social security system, which . has reserves of $22 billion. The pensions total is growing twiftly, having swelled from almost nothing in the early 1940* and having nearly tripled In'the past 10 years or so. By U50 It . certainly will exceed $100 billion. These private funds already receive incomes from their in- vestments of $8.billion a year and pay out more than $3 billion to some 3 million beneficiaries. However, these figures raise as much suspicion as praise. Too little is known of their significance because of a near absence of regulation, the stiffest federal requirement being the filing of an-annual report.. This in effect makes the funds the greatest unregulated financial institution in the nation. And not only do they represent the security of the worfer, but.they also are'a,source of corporate financing and they exert., an enormous influence on the price of stocks, The ' questions , now being asked as a guide to regulation are such as these: ---Where is this money being invested? --Is the system properly funded so as to insure each member the retirement pay he is promised? " ; . - . ; · . . ' · --Should 'individual funds be tax exempt?.;. . One measure sought 1 by legislation is to make trustees and managers responsible · under federal law should they be negligent in the investment of money they receive. "The game is politics and the stake' is everybody's future," says the NAM. As viewed by that ^organization, the present federal'interest In the private plssis.ls.tied Into a deske to "integrate"'these systems into Social Security. 'r ' In turn, the NAM feels, Social Security may become the substitute for welfare, which' reportedly has acquired a bad Image and needs' a new name. '

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