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Logansport, Indiana
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Sunday, August 23, 1970
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jBtaday, August tS, 1979 THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE & PRESS. LOGANSPORT, INDIANA Tokyo-Blend Of East And West Washington's War On Crime TOKYO (UPI) - With its blend of East and West and of the traditional and the modern, Tokyo can offer foreign visitors an exciting variety of things to see and do. The problem is deciding. Probably the best way for Americans making their first visit to see some of the outstanding attractions is taking a regular sightseeing bus tour. Tours are conducted in air- conditioned buses with English- speaking guides. Morning, afternoon, night and all-day tours are available. Rates vary according to length and itinerary. For example, there is a three-hour morning tour ($3.40 per person) which includes visits to the Imperial Palace Plaza, Tokyo Tower and the Asakusa Kannon Buddhist temple; and a three-hour afternoon tour (also ?3.40) to a private Japanese garden, Meiji Shrine, Tokyo Pearl Farm and the Yoyogi Sports Center, site of the 1964 Olympic summer games. For those with more time, there is an all-day (actually about seven hours at $8.40 per person) tour, including the Imperial Palace Plaza, the Silk Gallery in Prince Takamatsu's residence for the tea ceremony, Meiji Shrine, Chinzanso Garden restaurant for a Manchurian- style barbeque lunch and the Kokusai theater famous for its elaborate stage shows and precision-dancing chorus girls. There are tours, also, which Include the Ginza—Tokyo's main shopping district. The mile-long street is flanked by huge department stores and speciality shops offering fine Japanese and imported merchandise at bargain basement prices. For after-dark activities, Tokyo offers thousands of night clubs, cabarets, dance halls and bars. There also are thousands of other places of entertainment, including Turkish baths (toruko onsens) where scantily- clad Japanese girls will bathe and massage you in a private room for about $3.50, plus a tip, and upwards. Night life can be pretty expensive in Tokyo, even though most watering places close down around midnight. Clubs with floor shows usually add a cover charge (as high as $8.50 in the more elaborate), up to 40 per cent in service charges and a 15 per cent entertainment tax to the tab. Dance hostesses charge about $2.80 per hour and expect a tip, too. If you do drink, order the local beer, wine and liquors. They cost far less than the imported brands. shot of Scotch, for instance, could cost $2.50 —and more. Night Tours One way to help keep after- dark expenses down are conducted night life tours. A $10 per person tour, offered by the Japan Gray Lines, includes the Yie-Lai-Shian Tea Room, the Tomoshibi Chorus Saloon and the Imperial Theater Restaurant. For $11.20, the Hato Bus Co. will take you to the Hotel New Otani night club, the Cabaret Queen Bee and the Imperial Theater Restaurant. Japan Travel Bureau has a $15 tour which includes the Suehiro for sukiyaki dinner, the Kabuki- za Theater, the Club Gesseaki and the Matsubaya restaurant. Among other places ol interest are museums, art galleries, Shinto shrines, Buddhist temples, parks, gardens and amusement centers. Strolling through Tokyo just people-watching also can be rewarding. Traffic is as heavy as in New York or any other major city and the streets are jam-packed like Times Square on New Years's Eve. I saw troops of round-facet boys and girls in school uniforms; pert young ladies in miniskirts and young men and jeans; and older men an< women in western business suits and kimonos. Many carried umbrellas —Tokyo gets quite a bit of rain from May through September. Tokyo also has an air pollution problem and scores of Japanese wear surgical-type masks, presum- bly as protection. Getting around town, even for Americans who speak nc Japanese, should not be toe difficult. English is Japan'; second language now and yoi can usually find someone whi knows enough to be helpful. As an added precaution, hav the hotel clerk or someone else write down your destination it Japanese and take along a can or book of matches from your hotel to make sure you can ge back. After midnight, you will have to take a taxi or walk Subways, buses and streetcars operate only between 5 a.m and midnight. WASHINGTON (UPI) -A ough new law and a steadily- growing police force may enable this city to shuck its unwelcome reputation as one of he most crime-ridden capitals of the world. Residents, from President Nixon down, are encouraged by a recent police report that the crime rate has declined for six out of the last seven months. This decline is attributed argely to the increasing effectiveness of Chief Jerry V. Wilson's Metropolitan Police Department, which has expanded from 3,600 men to 5,100 during the past two years. ~Not yet reflected in the crime statistics is the impact of a new aw which Congress enacted and Nixon signed last month. Unsafe Feeling Remains It provides for a massive overhaul of the local court system to relieve a staggering case backlog; authorizes preventive detention of some criminal suspects before -trial; jermits police to obtain war•ants to conduct so-called "No- mock" searches; reduces from 18 to 16 the age at which juveniles charged with some jrimes can be tried as adults; expands police wiretapping authority; and provides five- year mandatory minimum sen- ;ences for persons convicted wice of armed crimes. Nixon is counting heavily on the new law to help him redeem his campaign pledge to make it safe to walk the capital's streets at night. FIVE BOWL SIZES to fit every food storage need ... 2,4,6, 8, 12 cup sizes. From 39c to $1.29. Buy m sets and save. FIVE RECTANGULAR SIZES stack to save refrigerator space ... 1 pint, 1,2,4,6 quart sizes. From 39c to $1.98 MIXING BOWL SET is idea! with mixer. 1 qt, 2 qt., 2 1 /a qt., sizes. Approved for all prepared cake mixes. $1.98 513 East Broadway Phon* 753*4186 DAVIDS is done about our social problems," he said recently. 'We've really only been skim- Despite the declining crime rate of recent months, Wasting- ton remains a city in which both residents and visitors have legitimate grounds lor feeling unsafe —not only on the streets at night, but even in their, homes and in public places. Last month, William Darden, 48, of New Haven, Conn., was returning home from a holiday in North Carolina. He stopped at a Washington diner to get his 9-year-old daughter a hot dog. A family friend and her three infant children also were in the car Three teen-agers walked up to the car while Darden was inside the diner and demanded money, threatening to shoot one of the children. 291 Dead, 32fi Raped Darden returned to the car,, saw what was going on, and started tussling with the youths. He was shot once in the chest and died on the street as his daughter watched. The incident was not as unusual as one might hope. Washington had 291 homicides last year —an average of nearly 6 a week. Armed robberies are even more commonplace. Washington' had an average of 238 robberies and 442 burglaries each week in 1969. Rape is less common than robbery —but more prevalent than homicide. And criminal sex-attacks are not confined to women who have foolishly ventured out alone at night. The victims also include women who have the supposed protection 1 of an escort and a home. Recently, a George Washington University coed was sitting with her boyfriend on the front porch of her apartment in the Foggy Bottom section of the city, not far from the State Department. Three men walked up and one drew a gun. The couple was forced inside where the men found the girl's roommate, .also a coed, asleep. Both women were raped. as the boyfriend, bound and gagged, wasforced to watch. Washington recorded 326 rapes last year. Reinforcing Police To combat this wholesale thuggery, Police Chief Wilson has poured increasing numbers Vice Presidents In Big Supply MANIliA :(UPI) —Philippine congressmen looking into the Operations of the .state-run Philippine National. Bank have been told the bank has 73 vice presidents. ' The breakdown shows the bank has one executive vice president, three senior vice presidents, 13 (standard) vice presidents and 56 assistant vice presidents. Eleven per cent of the more than 30,000 police in the Philippines are college graduates. of police into the inner city areas where crime rates are highest. Congress has proved ready even eager, to authorize increases In police manpower a;d Wilson has built up his forte rapidly through an energetic recruiting campaign At his request, Congress has raised starting salaries for police to.$8,500 a year. The Defense Department also has cooperated, by offering to release servicemen five months early if they sign up to be District of Columbia policemen The racial frictions which inevitably arise when a pre dominantly white police force tries to maintain order in a cit; whose population is 73 per cen black have been reduced though riot eliminated, by an intensive effort to increase the proportion of Negroes on the force. Two years ago, the police department was 25 per cen black. Today it is 35 per cen black, and about half of the new recruits in training are black. With more policemen on the streets, strong crime-fighting legislation on the books, and an energetic and innovative police chief on the job, Washingto nians are beginning to feel hopeful that crime here can be reduced at least to manageable proportions.. Wilson, 42, a candid career officer, promises . no earl) advent of Utopia. "There will always be some crime, until something realistic PageL ming the top. It gets Increasingly difficult to cut into tne core." WICKES k k • New Super-Wear carpet complements every room. 100% Nylon face fiber. Thousands of tufts per so. yd, Years of attractive fife. • Hi-Density Foam Rubber Backing needs no extra padding, gives more comfort. Outstanding for concrete floors, cottages, work areas. • Special backing resists moisture for easy cleaning. Ideal for kitchens, baths, basements, bedrooms, heavy traffic areas. • Now to stock. Choice of Butternut Gold, BimW Green, Flame Red tweeds. Buy now. Save during Wickes introductory offer. 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