The Capital Journal from Salem, Oregon on March 8, 1973 · 4
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The Capital Journal from Salem, Oregon · 4

Salem, Oregon
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Thursday, March 8, 1973
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Pogi 4, Sec. 1, Capitol Journal, Salem, Ore., Thurs., March 8, 1973 (D)pmi son, xm Busy. ..r you NEEt SOMETHNGt SIMPLY ASK YOUR MOTHER cJAME, TM ON MY WAY OUT ...F YOU NEJ ANYTHING; OUST ASK YOUR GFANEPA- ESTABLISHED IN 1888 Mrs. Bernard Mainwaring, President , William L. Mainwaring, Editor & Publisher James G. Welch, Managing Editor Almost everybody gets same treatment in Salem A policeman's lot is not a happy one, as Gilbert and Sullivan and a few thousand other people have noted. When you aren't getting slapped around or shot at, you're getting second-guessed. But second-guessing is inevitable in the non-arrest of Salem Councilman Steve Stewart, so we'll join in. . To recap it: A Marion County deputy sheriff stopped Stewart's car at about 3 a.m. Tuesday inside Salem, because the car was being driven erratically. Stewart said he had been at a local bar and asked for special consideration because he was a councilman, according to the sheriff's office. The sheriff's office called Police Chief Ben Meyers. Meyers called Lt. Jim Stovall, the force commander at the police station, and instructed the lieutenant to go to the scene and evaluate the situation. Stovall did so and called a cab for Stewart. Stovall says Stewart was "marginal," so he released him without making an 'Don't worry, they've started talking about us in Paris again.' Another step We seem to be making progress in improving relations with China, after President Nixon's dramatic trip last year ended more than two decades of total isolation. Presidential adviser Henry Kissinger was received ; warmly on his recent trip to Peking. He had lengthy and apparently cordial talks with Chou En-lai. Even Mao Tse-tung spent about two hours with Kissinger in a conference described later in a joint communique as "earnest, frank and constructive." One result of the talks, and of the end of the Vietnamese war, was the decision of each government to establish "liaison offices" in the other's country. That's a sort of halfway step toward full diplomatic relations, one that seems timely, desirable, and a rather imaginative way around certain barriers. The Chinese long have indicated that they won't have diplomatic relations with It's a penny The Associated Press distributes a weekly column consisting of excerpts of editorials published in some of the nation's newspapers. This week's column contained this item: "The Long Beacn, Calif., Independent: On editorial roundups such as this column 'By excerpting only editorial conclusions, the AP makes the American newspaper seem like even more of a toothless harridan than it is. It gives SB ft: arrest or taking a breath test. Chief Meyers says he told Stovall to make his own decision on the merits of the situation only, without regard to who it was. Stovall told the chief the decision, and the chief said he'd back it up. ; We know Stovall, Van Osdol and Meyers. All have been utterly true in the past, even when it hurt. This also is the department which a couple of weeks ago arrested Attorney General Lee Johnson for drunk driving. So where are we? Policemen aren't supposed to stop people unless there is good reason to believe they are drunk. Had the deputy then found Stewart to be sober, he wouldn't have radioed city police; he simply would have apologized to Stewart and gone back on patrol. If the city patrolman accepted the case, he should have handled it normally, arresting or releasing. Once Stovall got into it, he should have done the same thing. Just play it straight, as with any citizen. Somebody even got the acting city manager out of bed, which doesn't figure. ' . Once it was so out of hand, however, why not make the pinch and give the breath test, and move to dismiss the case if it came in under the critical point? That way the thing would have been cleared up, one way or the other. And why, if Stewart was not ' drunk, couldn't he drive himself home? Why wasn't Stovall's report in the overnight batch along with all the others? We found out, six hours late from other sources. The way it is now, cynics are going to believe we have two patsy police departments, and it's going to be difficult to convince them otherwise. All these officials ; are going to have sleepless nights. Every party-goer who gets stopped is going to demand equal treatment. with China the United States or any other country that recognizes Nationalist China. While the U.S. presumably has more to gain than to lose from better communications with Peking, it shouldn't stoop to evicting and humiliating the Nationalist Chinese in order to achieve this. So we won't have formal diplomatic relations, complete with ambassadors and embassies. But we will have "liaison offices," with their staffs accorded diplomatic immunity and without limits of staff size. And the two governments also are talking about plans to expand trade as well as scientific, cultural and other exchanges. That should give all concerned most of the potential advantages of normal relations, especially if both countries assign some of their ablest diplomats to these offices. And it still permits the two Chinese regimes to pretend the other doesn't exist. whistle solo us raisin sauce without ham, Nixon without Kissinger, the first four notes of Beethoven's Fifth as a penny whistle solo. The sooner the whole thing is exposed, the better for everyone con- cerned. Do you suppose the AP will send our conclusion across the country?' " The AP did, once again providing us with raisin sauce without ham. Which is why we never publish the column. Berry's World 'Let me ask you one. question WHY do you need a pocket computer?" S 1973 b, NEA. lit L-JLM saetfX cTamie. . . x JX)N'r UAPERS7AAP 7HESE THINGS, GO ASK YOUR Blr SISTER QUIET cTAME, THE TV IS ON J IF YOU NEEJ SOMETHING-; tust SET IT YOURSELF! Sow should a retiree look for a Q What have you got to offer a businessman who must retire next fall, who is being nagged constantly by his wife to find another job to fill his time and who doesn't have the slightest idea where in this broad world he can find another job? W.B.D. A Why don't you make a casual call on some of the organizations you have been paying dues to all these years, and ask what's cooking for a retired man? Most men these days belong to something By Paul Hightoiver Syndicated Columnist a trade association, a business society, some lodge, some luncheon clubs, some welfare organization. Any such groups that are national in scope and have national headquarters can often be a road to a retirement job. Not always, now. But often. Have a talk with the stats or national executive secretary. Or go see the president. State when you'll retire, and wnat you would like. As a rule, the officers of any national or state organization have a lot of irons in the fire, know a lot of people. They are usually inclined to do a avor for a brother or a longtime member and frequently can tell you somebody or some company to talk to. Just recently a businessman who had once Do gentlemen prefer Brunettes A consulting Love and War expert, not mine, insists that single girl in search of a gentleman friend would do well to dye her hair jet black. Says he: In spite j)f the claim that gentlemen prefer blondes, researchers have proved the men in this country prefer brunettes twcTTSone over blondes, three to Iahi littyil Syndicated Columnist one over brownettes and six to one over redheads. Interesting, if true. Q. "Doesn't the law say women in the service have to be kept out of combat?" A. Out of combat, yes. Out of combat zones, no. - . Q. "How long has it been since the U.S. Treasury had enough funds on hand to pay all of its outstanding debts?" A. Happened in 1835 and 1836. Never happened earlier, hasn't happened since. Q. "How does the suicide rate among blacks compare to that of whites?" A. Understand it's about a third as high. A power tool ipaker who has undertaken a study of the matter contends the average VAMIE, YOU'RE A PEST... IF YOU NEB2 SOMETHING; GO ASK THE SITTER. ANP UAMlt PIP. new job? been a vice-president in a national trade organization went to his national headquarters looking for a retirement job and got one as an adviser to a company that belonged to the association at $12,000 for the first year.-These things don't always pan out. But they are worth a try. Q Have you changed your harsh views on retired people going back to the company for a visit? I retired just a week ago from a fine company of fine people. I had what you'd call an executive position there. I live not far from the company. I definitely want to make periodic visits back, to talk tti the people I know and to see how things are going. Do you still say I would not be welcome? S.T.R. A You would be welcome for about 20 minutes the first time you went back. You probably would be treated with some graciousness, but with decreasing interest on subsequent visits. But the views expressed here earlier grow harsher, if anything, as time goes on. When a man retires from a company, he doesn't really retain visiting privileges or a mandate to go back and see how things are going. He's out. Done. Any good company, of course, treasures its retired employees and usually leans over backward to try to eep them in the family. But it has more serious business to do. And former tellow workers, even tHough they may love you, have jobs they have to hurry on with. Which isn't i necessarily bad. Retirement gives you a new life. A second chance. Get on with the freedom to do anything in the world you wish that retirement has brought you. Wrap up the past career in purple ribbons, if you wish. But put it away. Because it's over. blondes? by 2 to 1 householder spends $231 per year in gussying up the old homestead. Consider that operating room scene in which the surgeon calls for some certain instrument and the efficient nurse thereby pops it into his palm? Do you realize that surgery practice is only about 50 years old? Was dreamed up by a Mrs. Lilliarr Gilbreth. It has saved lives. Previously, the men in white had to step away from their prone patients to rustle up their own tools. Frequently, those were fatal steps, don't you know? Lookout, it's said 100 lightning bolts strike somewhere worldwide every second. ' If you cut the calories in a baby's diet by 60 per cent, the overall life of said baby might be prolonged by 40 per cent. This is a theory, a highly regarded theory, but not a proven fact yet. The medicos say their experiments on animals indicate there's probably something to it, though. Believe I told you the baby blue whale gains about 10 pounds per hour. "Eating what?" inquires a client. Its mother's milk, that's what. And shrimp, later on. Whale milk is extraordinarily rich. Don't know the butter-fat content, exactly. Not a whole lot of researchers have milked whales to find out. It's rich, though. The richest, some say. Hard to grasp what it was like in the Victorian era! The legs of pianos, for instance, were draped, because no legs were to be exposed in polite society. In fact, the work "leg" was thought vulgar. Incredibly, the social censorship got to be so severe that even the worf "trousers" became "unmentionables." . Capital Journal readers are invited to write to the Open Forum. Shorter letters are more likely to be published. The maximum is 250 words. Each letter most have the address and telephone number of the writer and be signed by the writer Forget 1-305 Again we have the temerity to question the advisability of that $22,000,000 or so sacred cow, highway spur 1-305 into north Salem. Results of this proposed spur will be displacement of some of the best residential and farm areas, also valuation and livability dam- ( age to adjacent areas, and all for what. Just to finalize what we consider an outdated dream to funnel traffic into an already congested area of Salem. 1-5 was wisely built to bypass Salem, thus eliminating the dissecting of Salem. We already have four exits from 1-5 to Salem which seems ample, but, if desired, could be implemented at a fraction of cost of proposed spur 1-305. We do not believe it is for best interests of Salem and area involved to build this spur which would damage livability of this area and adding to the congestion of north part of Salem. . .. we Deneve ueorge Putnam would nave agreed with us. CARL A. LARSON 4145 Verda Lane NE What is love? Brothers and sisters, do you really know ; the common denominator of love? Not lust, but love. Not sex, but love. The common denominator, the indispensable, inseparable, inescapable factor is affection. Fondness, affection. Tenderness, affection. Sympathy, a sameness of feeling, an affinity between persons, a sensitivity to another's j , emotions. Affection. Yearning, a desire for, a longing for affec-" tion. Passion, a strong love, affection. Fervor, a magnified affection, an intense affection, and an enthusiastic affection. : A natural affection is one true to nature, normal. It is a requisite for true love; for true love is a strong passionate affection for one of the opposite sex. It is this kind of love which can produce (at: least once) the state of ecstasy, a feeling of overpowering joy, happiness, delight, and enchantment. It will probably breed adoration, a great devotion. To make this sort of natural love is to pmhrnrp tn Wise tn r-lncn lrwinolv nfferrinn. w. , - ... " tD'J ately. Grandma used to call it a "good old-fashioned hug." Touche. Touch me, please. Bewitch me. WILLIAM R. BREEN Yachats Take own advice One of the topics at the meeting of mayors in Salem on March 1 was mass transportation. This is an interesting subject and the following questions come to mind: How many mayors came by bus to ther meeting? Who were the mayors that came by bus? What time did they catch the bus in order to be on time for the meeting? When did they arrive at the bus depot? Did they walk from the bus depot or did they catch a bus to the Statehouse? I hope they took their own advice and didn't drive their private vehicles,-The air over Salem has been polluted for over two months now since the legislature has been in session. Now more motor vehicles are in Salem and pollution from vehicles is at an all-time high here. LILLIAN M. ALBERS 575 18th St. NE fHang them' After watching our true heroes (POWs) return (they walked with pride instead of crawling on their knees), I hope the Senate skunks, street bums, VC flag wavers and cowards who ran away realize what they did to these great men. At least we now know who we'll have to wipe out first if we are ever attacked by the Communists. Let Oregon not overlook our two Vietnam "heroes," Sen. "Campus" Mark ($41,000 plus) Hatfield and former Sen. "Khe Sanh" Wayne Morse. They certainly have earned aq award. My suggestion is that they spend an equal amount of time as the POWs in that enemy bunker in the hills of Khe Sanh where Morse fought so valiantly with his cowardly mouth to encourage the enemy to kill and wound our; Marines. Amnesty for the cowards that ran away. Yes. By all means. The minute they set foot on this great nation hang them to the nearest tree, as a fitting tribute to their courage. He who fights and runs away, lives to fight another day. But he who runs without a fight, will always be a cowardly sight. W. M. PAUL 345 Rose Drive, Lebanon Capital Journal Published doily (except Sunday) at 280 Oturdi St. N.E. SaWm, Oregon 97301 Phone 364-6811 Full Leased Wire Service of the Associated Press and the United Press International. The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use for publication of all news dispatches credited to it or otherwise credited in this paper and also news published ther in. SUBSCRIPTION RATES Newspaperboy ond motor route delivery, $2 a month. Mail subscriptions in Oregon, students in the U.S., servicemen, $16 o year. Mail subscriptions outside of Oregon, within the U.S., $24 a year. I Second class postoge paid' at Salem, Oregon

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