Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on June 9, 1974 · Page 181
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 181

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, June 9, 1974
Page 181
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."With ¥outh by Pamela Swift ALEXANDER AND HIS ONCE HAPPY PARENTS Dino Martin, 23, son of the actor Dean Martin, and his wife, the former Olivia Hussey, who starred in Romeo and Juliet, have separated. Dino,. who was recently arrested for selling his arsenal of guns to federal agents, is a student at the University of Southern California. He found it difficult to cut the academic mustard at the University of California and transferred to USC this past February. Olivia is in Canada, starring in a film Try and Stop Me with Keir Dullea. The Martins have a baby son, Alexander, currently being looked after by Dino's mother, /eannie. Friends hope the young couple will reconcile, but at this point it looks as if Olivia, originally from Wimbledon, London, has had enough of her tennis-playing husband after three years of marriage. StmdentUstofPrtbtems A recent Gallup Poll reveals that distrust in America's leadership is the No. 1 problem facing the ILS. today--this, according to more than half the college students in the nation. Forty-two percent of the students cite distrust in government (including Watergate) as the nation's chief problem, while another 16 percent zero in on President Nixon's leadership. In contrast, a Gallup survey of the general public shows that only 22 percent cited problems with America's leadership as their top concern. The general public is most concerned with the runaway inflation, which achieved a 14 percent rate during the first three months of 1974. In reply to the question, "What do you think is the most important problem facing the country today?" college students answered: (1) Distrust in government (Watergate) 42% (2) Energy crisis 33% (3) Nixon leadership 16% (4) The economy 13% (5) Breakdown of moral, religious values ........ 9% The poll was taken prior to President Nixon's release of transcripts to the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee. Ignorance Rampant How much do secondary school students know about their representatives in Congress? Not much, according to Scholastic Magazines, which potted more than 50,000 students in 1200 schools throughout the country. For example, only 27 percent of those surveyed know who their Congressman or Congresswoman is. Forty-five percent say they don't know but they should. Twenty-eight percent admit that such information isn't important to them. Thirty-one percent feel that if they wrote their Congressman, their letter would be read and its contents seriously considered. But 69 percent disagree. Women Guards In the past year 45 young women have,become guards (correctional officers) in the California prison system. The girls have had no trouble with any of the inmates unless one considers as troublesome the blowing of kisses and the sound of wolf-whistles wafting from behind barred windows. To work as a correctional officer in the California prison system, a young woman must be between the ages of 21 and 35 at the time of hiring. She must have a high school diploma and two years of full-time paid working experience. She must be emotionally mature, understand people under discipline and be able to relate to prisoners. She must also have a knowledge of firearms and undergo a nine-month trial period of supervision. The starting salary is $834 a month. For information write Personnel Dept., State Dept. of Corrections, 814 P St., Sacramento, Calif. 95814. W.R. SCHNEIDER, CORRECTIONAL OFFICER AT SAN QUENTIN PRISON SAIL ON! This is one vacation you'll never forget! Sailing the coast, stopping at all the towns and villages along the way, enjoying the sun and the wind and the adventure. Be sure to take along Tampax tampons so your monthly period won't interrupt your plans. Tampax tampons protect you internally, dependably. You even have a choice of absorbencysizes: Regular, Super or Junior. And they're available in packages of 1 Q's and 40's, not 8's and 30's like some other brands. And when you drop anchor to take a dip in the water, you can depend on Tampax tampons to protect you while you swim. So sail on! Enjoy your vacation as you never have before. Confident, comfortable and worry-free. Tin tnt*rn«l protection more mmran truit MADE ONLY BY TAMPAX INCORPORATED, PALMER, MASS. 9

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