Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on August 13, 1972 · Page 141
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 141

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, August 13, 1972
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FRIENDS, FREEDOM Fun-filled days down at the beach with all your f r i e n d s -- t h a t ' s what summer is. And freedom --the freedom you get with Tampax tampons. . They let you be as active as you like, swim whenever you want, wear w h a t e v e r y o u please. All because Tampax tampons are worn internally: no more bulky pads, no odor to form, no discomfort. Just freedom to enjoy all the fun at the beach. Our only bitorast Is protecting you. MADE ONLY BY TAMPAX INCOftPOftATCD, PALME*, MASS. ·Keeping Up... ^ With QCouth The practice of jailing marijuana users, especially young ones, for simple possession of "pot." is apparently on the way out in Canada. Three months ago a five-member commission, studying the non- rnedical use of drugs, .agreed that criminal prosecutions for simple possession of marijuana might eventually prove more harmful to the possessor than the drug's known effects. * See Eortpe iff Style For many young Americans, a summer trip to Europe represents freedom from parental and academic restrictions, an opportunity to drop out and turn on, to go bearded, bedraggled and barefoot for three adventurous months. At least 6000 young V3. high- schoolers, however, are seeing Europe this summer In coat and tie, shoes and stockings, chaperoned and carefully tutored In cultural appreciation. They are this year's enrollees in the Foreign Study League, the largest and oldest study program for high school students summering in Europe. Founded by the Latter Day Saints (Mormons) and now owned by Transamerica Corp., FSL recruits students by appealing to their parents in the following way: "If your teenager is pestering you to go abroad this summer, a student-style vacation, in Europe or elsewhere, won't have to mean leading a hippie life, sleeping in the streets or bathing in public fountains." What it does mean, FSL-style, is morning classes, afternoon field trips, and proper attire for dinner--coat and tie, dress and hose. The students are closely supervised by counselors, and strict rules of conduct forbid drugs and liquor. The cost of an FSL tour runs about $1000 for six weeks in Europe, somewhat more for similar tours to Japan, Africa, and the Middle East. by Pom*ia Swift ON STAGE AT IANCLAOESH CONCERT: (L-* WNCO STARR, GEORGE HARRISON, BOS DYLAN, LEON RUSSELL Fumd-Jtelser Cetryc One of the greatest fund-raisers of all time is George Harrison, the gentle Bearie. Last summer Harrison conceived and masterminded an all- star concert in New York City in order to raise money for the starving children of Bangladesh. Combined total of the concert admissions, recordings and films now comes to $15 million. Not bad for one man's contribution to charity. The Bangladesh certainly need it Sheik Mujibur Rahman, Prime Minister of the impoverished country, revealed recently that of the 200,000 Bengali girls raped by the Pakistan army, 79,000 became pregnant To insure that no hippie-types slip in inadvertently, FSL requires personal references, Including one from the student's high school counselor. Some 40 students at Northport High School on Long Island, N.Y., are busy raising money and writing letters, but not for the benefit of the yearbook or the senior prom. They are seeking the release of political prisoners. The students comprise the first high school chapter of a non-profit, London-based organization called Amnesty International, which began 11 years ago but today has some 1500 affiliates throughout the world, with 19 in the U.S. "The idea to form our own chapter was student-initiated," explains the group sponsor, Howard Blue, a teacher of European cultural studies at Northport High. "In January we were assigned three prisoners -one from the Soviet Union, one from Spain, and one from Sierra Leone. All of these men were imprisoned for holding independent religious, political, or racial beliefs. The students began to inundate the heads of state of each of the countries involved with letters. At the. same time they wrote to the families of the prisoners, asking them what they could do to be of help. One boy raised over $100 in one week by selling pretzels to his schoolmates in order to meet one family's requests for medical and school supplies. "Recently we learned that the prisoner from Sierra Leone was released. While we don't know that it was our efforts which were responsible for his freedom, we are fairly certain that our display of interest provoked the officials there to take action, which otherwise they might have avoided. "I hope." continues Mr. Blue, "that the students will start similar groups on college campuses when they graduate, but even if they become involved in other activities, the personal contact which they have had with men who have dared to be dissident has taught them an invaluable lesson in human rights." The U.S. headquarters for Amnesty International is-located at 200 West 72nd Street, New York, N Y 10023. PARADE · AUGUST 13, 1972

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