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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 16, 1968
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NATIONAL REPORT ON WHAT'S HAPPfNINC Guru Not So New-rui Hippies still hopping all. over the place to embrace transcendental meditation, spiritual quietude and inner pace! Hindu philosophy has attracted close to two million disciples in the western world-in the past 70 years..... Swamis and gurus have been on the upbeat in U.S. since 1$90. •. i .Self-Realization Fellowship has been deeply rooted in Southern California since 1925 ... attracted great crowds and great names for several years before it fuzzed out leaving behind a hard core in a gilt-domed compound in Pacific Palisades and "International Headquarters" in Pasadena. Like the Muslims, S.R.F. disciples renounce their family names. They don't, however, renounce the world. Some "experts" claim the art-of "meditation" can be learned in three half-hour sessions. After the individual instruction a student is expected to devote 15 minutes morning and evening to solitary meditation. •Maharishi followers contend he has "rediscovered," after hundreds of years of neglect, the true way to en;!ov 200 per cent life: 100 per cent material and 100 per cent, spiritual. (Interesting arithmetic!) Competitive swamis accuse the Maharishi of religious hypocrisy and a misuse of yoga. Some self-styled ''Beautiful People'—such as Ringo and Mrs. Ringo plus Mia Farrow—seemed to agree. For certain, they bailed out of the Maharishi's Himalayan retreat after a few days and dollars worth of solitary confusion. Hippies Predict Their Own Doom: More and more leaders of hippie-type, cults are moaning that the end is in sight. Underground newspapers are backing away from hardcore support of drugs in many cities. Ravi Shankar, India's master of sitar and hippie hero, predicts both the twilight of hippiedom and.of the drug-taking movement. Says, ; 'The Yanks like to do things on a big wave. Drugs should have nothing to do with music." . Teen illegitimacy Rate: Public Health Service releases new survey showing illegitimate children less common aniong teenagers than among women of any age under 35. Study covered period between 1940-1965. In 1965 estimated 291,200 illegitimate births in U.S. Rate of increase for women over 25 increased more rapidly than for younger women. .•,-'.; , Super-Cool Movement: Groups of teens now spoof the hippie types. The reason: newly..found hypoerasy in .their own per-group. They reason that rebellion against adults and parents had a "hypocritical" foundation. Now the same-sham- is evident among, contemporaries. Gives credence . to theory that for every action there's a reaction!'The micro-hoppers are now laughing at both sides of the yap-gap. Satire: It's beautiful. It's to be hoped that principals and parents will look beyond the super ornamented-surfaces of the "SuperCools! Teen-age Editors Want Out Of Vietnam: U.P.L poll shows 75 per cent of high school editors favor withdrawal. The mini survey involved only 50. Our recent poll of students (27,000) came up •with 25 per cent favoring withdrawal. Beach Feee.- Hint, hint- start now for a sunny sandy summer. Pumice will work down rough spots. Try lemon juice in baby cream with gentle massage. The lemon acts as a bleach while cream softens. Result—happy soles! —By Robert MacLeod Editor, 'Teen Magazine Rule School EVEN AWARDS SHOWS can be fun, reasons Broadway producer Alexander Cohen (shown here talking things over with Barbra Streisand). Cohen, who^on raves for his presentation of last year's Tony Awards show will try to «to it aaain April 21. "--; i (Second in a Series.) "•'•'• By TOMTIEDE NBA Staff Writer <NEA) - It is 11:30 a.m. at Hillhouse High: School and , the class belli has rung. In a ground floor- restroom adjacent: to the cafeteria, : 15 Negro .youngsters cluster, slumping against walls and smoking. A short, stout teacher appears at the restroom door and peers through the haze. Nobody looks at him. He opens the door very wide but doesn't enter. "O.K., no smoking. Get to class." . One on two : of: the students crush out their butts — in a soiled sink. Another looks at a paperback novel. The. rest .continue to smoke. "Come on, fellas, get to A couple more cigarettes are tossed into the sinks. They are stuffed with such, as are the toilets. The students say they put the smokes in the bowls because there are no ashtrays. Student ashtrays are illegal at Hillhouse. "O.K. Get to class." In five minutes the last of the students saunters out. The'teaeh- er gives them a fat path. He takes down no names although it is obvious each student is guilty of smoking and also of being late for class. Td take then- names," the teacher says, "but what for? They all smoke here; All of them. What are you going to do about it, kick everybody out of school?" He nods at the stragglers. "Besides,"; he concedes, "I don't want any trouble." A spot check of several faculty members at this modern, downtown Institution indicates that -few teachers "want any [rouble" with the 1,700 students. But trouble they have. Perhaps more than they are able to handle. The school is one of dozens in the nation facing similar cri- ses. In the past few .years,, its once predominantly white 'population has shifted dramatically. Fifty-three per cent of the students are now Negro. . • ,. But.while the student .complexion has changed, the administrative make • up reportedly has remained the same. Militant black students here claim .that the subjects, 'atmosphere and purpose of Hillhouse Continues ; to - be "white" and that the faculty is stuffed with black • - baiting, segregation- minded racists. "I had me this one teacher," says recently expelled .Robert Cox, 16, "who hated me for being .black. Why, man, every time she touched me, she announced to the class that she was gonna go wash her hands:" Similar stories are widely circulated by the militant student element. Negro girls complain of being "manhandled",by white instructors. Negro boys say they are "never called on" in some classes. Negro parents insist that ."there is "out-in-the-opeii hostility" against their children. Hostility there is, but it's hard to say who's to blame. Tables in Hiihouse lunchrooms are either black or white, seldom mixed/Classrooms are often ditto. The air is tight. Many faces are stern. . There have been two near- riots on campus this academic year. Some student • faculty shoving matches have been recorded. And the situation has reached such an intensity the armed policemen have been assigned to patrol the campus. Says one black student: "This thing has gone all the way now. One of these days it's gon- na bust open and I'm gonna pounce on somebody." Says one white: "I was never prejudiced before I came here. But they (the Negroes) are too much. They are just spoiling for trouble." The result of all this bitterness is that, to one extent or another, disipline has cracked at Hillhouse. Long - standing tules have been dropped. Con- Astrological * Forecast * ~~ By CARROLL RJGHTER- Co determine TOUT forecut, not* paragrupo opposite dates wbirt Jnclfido tour Dirt! date. WEDNESDAY GENERAL TENDENCIES: Not a very important day or evening but one in which you are able to look straight at whatever means you need un- er an intelligent course to mild up a whole new well- being for yourself, so make sure that you od adopt a prac- ical and constructive course of action that can bring you a cheduled calendar by which to ee all:who are important and et work done. ARIES,(Mar. 21 to Apr. 19) nalyze your position in life nd see where you can make improvements, show that you re an A-l citizen. Talk over vith that influential person ome civic affair of importance Get into the swing of things nth enthusiasm. TAURUS (Apr. 20 to. May 20) There are fine opportunities around you and you scarcely now where to begin, but so ong as you get started, that is le important thing. Get some ew contact to cooperate with on. Get on the right track. GEMINI (May 21 to June 21) ertain responsibilities need to e met now in the most effi- ient way possible, so busy ourself with ways and means, jook at the other side of your ove's nature and you gain more harmony, understanding. MOON CHILDREN (June 22 July 21) Put in those meas- res that will bring real unde'r- tanding between you and.reg- lar allies, whether in personal r business spheres. Exchange deas intelligently.. Stop trying > downgrade the other. LEO (July 22 to Aug. 21) Get at.those promises and pro- ects early so that Jyou g e t nuch accomplished^ and free ime for some'important mater coining up. Partners want o get things done also. Comine efforts and ideas'in an in- iliigent way. -'•'.. VIRGO (Aug. 22 to Sept. 22) You can have a delightful time oday without s pen d.i n g too much money if you are in the ompany of right friends. Stuly your finest talents and see bow you can get big through McNaufht them. Put wheels in motion. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) You need more understanding with those close to you, so ask what you can do for the m, though they may be a little reluctant to tell you. Get busy with some vital project. Stop procrastinating so much. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Ideal day to contact those persons who can assist you to become more successful. Do necessary buying and selling. Be sure you enjoy some hobby later that is most satisfying and brings you real pleasure. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Contact those persons who think in a practical way and see how best they can help you to become more successful. Put in that emergency economy measure that brings you quick funds. Stop being so extravagant. :•;.-"... CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 20) Doing whatever will make you more dynamic and healthful is wise in A.M. Then off to social that can bring you greater happiness and benefits. Be amusing with others that are depressed and you get fine results. AQUARIUS (Jan. 21 to Febi 19) Stop being so social and philanthropic now and get your own affairs handled intelligently so that you build up your assets. Find that expert .who can give the finest advice. Follow it to the letter. . . PISCES (Feb. 20 to Mar. 20) You have some plan in mind that can be successful provided you get the assistance of goo|i friends. State precisely w.h a:t ypur ideas.are and where they can .fit in .best. • Giye them a fair share. .of profits. ,' IF YOUR CHILD IS BORN TODAY ...-he, or<shej will be one of those: very practical young people who cbuld become very materialistic and cold if you do,not early give the spiritual training that is necessary to bring this'otherwise fine nature into its fullest and best expression, then the chart becomes ideal for an appointment with the government, banking, etc. _^ _ Blvthavffle £Ark.) Courier New*- Tueajay, April U, ttffl - JVw H JANUARY FEBRUARY MARCH APRIL MAY JUNE JULY AUGUST SEPTEMBER OCTOBER NOVEMBER cessions have been made. Teachers have backed away and away from ground zero. One instructor, Fred Grotto, spends one hour each day aS a first floor "door guard." He says the title is very funny because he can't really guard the door. He says students get up and walk out his door anytime they want to. *• * * "These aren't just kids we're dealing with," he says, "they are young men and women. And if they want to walk out my door, I can do nothing to stop them. I just see to it that they don't get back in. "I admit that it's a rotten situation, but that's the way it is. These kids know the score. They know we can't touch them. If you so much as look at them wrong today, you risk a court suit or something. • "Maybe it's wrong to let them get away with things. I don't know. But it's a real complex problem. Nobody wants to get backed into a corner by these people. A lot of teachers here are plain scared." Many of the teachers at Hillhouse High. School, scared or no, have been criticized for reported inaction. Some outside observers feel that stiffer rath- urgently needed, But inside, some'student observers say it's • too late for that. One, Negro.leader Pau McCracken,.believes that today's black teen-ager won't hok still for more rules and regulations. He says they are gun shy of 'all white statutes. -"I had my rules and regula (ions all through elementary school," he explains. "The rule was 'hit the black student and spare the white.' I can remember being beaten by white teachers right here in this town. "Really, it's past time for rules and regulations. That would be like trying to tame a wild dog. That's what a lot of black teen-agers are like today, they're wild and they don't want any more white rules." And so it goes at Hillhouse High, in the shadow of Yale University, in peaceful New Haven. And so it goes at many other schools in the nation. The black student has almost instantly grown up. But he doesn't believe white teachers have matured at all. (NEXT: Girl Talk.) er than flabbier regulations are barnyard fowl. The trumpeter is often domesticated in Brazil, where it s allowed to associate with MANHATTAN, Kan. (APJ^ Charles Kellogg, a gradual* student in agricultural economics at Kansas State University, estimates that of the 47,000 Kansas farm youth who will enter the ,work force in the next ;13 years, a majority will leavs-the farm voluntarily or invdjuH- tarily. '... ~^ : Kellogg's findings were based! on agricultural census data and projections of farm consolidation by 1980. .„;.•; He said that Kansas farm'Op- erators totaled 92,440 in 1964 and that about half of these'will have retired or died by 1980. In addition, he said, if the rate'of farm consolidation continues |s in the past, 29,000 of these farms will be absorbed by other farm units. This will leave only^lft,- 000 farms available for beginning farmers, he concluded^" ARTHRITIS?! If you are suffering from pain, soreness or stiffness caused by arthritis or rheumatism, I think I can help. Write me for free information. , .;.' KAYB SMITH 2301 Terry Road D-64 Jackson, Miss. 39204 CONTENTS Apollo disaster , -. 8 Trial of Bobby Baker 14 Three portraits of IBJ 16 Death of Jack Ruby 18 Green Bay Packers win Super Bowl ............. i 20 Vietnam: bigger battles .; 28 Penthouse restaurant fire ; 36 The Boston Strangler 38 CIA tie with students 41 Gov. Romney goes on tour 44 Wreck of the Torrey Canyon •. SO UCLA wins basketball title 54 Adam Clayton Powell loses House seat 56 Elections in India 60 Death of Konrad Adenauer 66 Celtics lose the pennant 70 Svetlana Stalin, a visitor from Russia AFTRA strike Russian cosmonaut killed in flight ............ Trial of Richard Speck Vietnam! battle for Leatherneck Square Coppolino trial Lone voyage around the world Tariff barriers fail War in the Middle East LBJ-Kosygin at Holly Bush Censure for Sen. Dodd 12: Peace returns to Berkeley , 126 The longest summer: racial violence 136 Travels of Pope Paul 145 Fire aboard the Forreslal The problems of Greece , Red Guards of Red China •Slaying of George Lincoln Rockwell Floods at Fairbanks n... Vietnam: The ordeal of Con Thien -, Vietnam elections , A devil is loose in Africa Teacher strikes , U.S. retains America's Cup Hurricane Beulah and Texas floods . DECEMBER A 1967 phenomenon: the hippies 196 Che Guevara killed in Bolivia 203 Baseball's World Series 206 Mississippi civil right's trials 210 J>Jew Orleans DA investigates Kennedy death 212 Vietnam: battle of Dak To 220 Politics, 1967 223 U.S. economy sets expansion record 226 Space ventures 230 UAW strife* at Ford ,. 232 Britain loom another foothold of empire 235 The British pound devalued 238 White House wedding 244 First heart transplant 246 Vietnam: home front 248 Cardinal Spcllman death 254 Fads & Fancies, 1967 . 256 Credits AP Almanac • From the tragic Apollo disaster in January, through December's announcement of the first successful heart transplant, 1967 was a year packed with news events that shocked, heartened, thrilled and threatened our days. : The Boston Strangler-Leatherneck Square-Sinai Peninsula-Senate censure-Che Guevera-Hili 881-Dame Pattie, these are but a few of the names, places and events that recall the headlines of yester-. day. 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