Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on June 16, 1974 · Page 129
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June 16, 1974

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 129

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Jogging does wonders for one's heart, circulation, and -muscle tone. But, for losing weight,' try something else, like not eating. Writing in the "Journal of 'the American Medical Association," an Air Force doctor and two colleagues at the Air Force Academy explain that an individual must burn off 3500 calories "before he sheds a single pound. A 220- pound jogger, for exam- -ple, who runs a mile and a half in 16 minutes loses only:. 202 calories. % . Having computed a table showing the number of calories "burned in IX miles "by joggers weighing from 120 to 220 pounds, the doctors found that it doesn't make any difference how fast a jogger runs so long as he goes the distance. . . Exercise is a necessary part of any weight reduction program. But jogging is not the" solution to overweight. Even if one jogs a mile, a day for a year, he will "burn off -only 10 pounds. I "You can't tell I the players without a scorecard." Paraphrased that means you won't he able to follow and understand the possible impeachment of Richard Nixon unless you read the doctored transcripts the White House made available to the House Judiciary Committee last.month. These have been described, analyzed, excerpted,and commented upon by everyone from Nixon to the corner bartender. Don't believe them. Don't believe Nixon or his lawyer James St. Glair or his aide Gen. Alexander Haig or the Jesuit priest John Mclaughlin who works as a White House speech- writer. In this instance these are all self-serving men with an "axe to grind and a boss to defend. Nor should you believe the Nixon-haters who say the transcripts reveal the President as a mean, vindictive, weak, profane, guilty, incompetent. They, too, have an axe to grind and a goal they seek, which is his removal from office. Best you buy a paperback version of the edited transcripts and read them yourself. Bear in mind that the White House boys edited the transcripts before releasing them. They are, however, revealing -- of the President and the men he gathered around him. On them, with the transcripts as a basis, you can then pass reasonable judgment, your own. ·B- mm JOGGING: LITTLE HELP FOR REDUCING Public education in this country TNlNl trouble -- serious trouble ~ particularly in the nation's major cities. In his speech several weeks ago to the South Carolina Education Association in Columbia, James A. Harris, newly elected president of the National Education Association, told it like it is, painting a stark, grim, threatening education picture with these facts: · There are nearly 2 million school-aged children who are not in . school. Most:of them live in the large cities. · Of the students who are attending classes, more of them will spend some, portion of their lives in a correctional institution than those · who will attend all the institutions of higher learning. · Take any school day of the year, and you will find 13,000 kids of school-age in correctional institutions and another 100,000 in jail or police lockups. · Of every 100 students "attending school across the nation, 23 -drop out, 77 graduate from high school, 43 enter college, 21 receive a B.A., 6 earn an M.A., and 1 earns a Ph.D. · Crime and violence in central city schools are growing at unprecedented rates. In the higher schools of some cities there are literally WHEN VIOLENCE FLARES IN HIGH SCHOOL, IT MAY TAKE THE POLICE TO COOL THE DKTOMANCE. thousands of students who have no interest in education, who roam the-corridors, disrupt the classes, constantly look for trouble or foment it. Pour years ago Henry T. Hillson, president of the New. York City High School Principals Association, said of this group: "Unless the Board of Education and the state Legislature take action with respect to some kind of control or some kind of special schooling for , .this disruptive group, within a .limited period of years we -won't.have a good academic high school left in the city. And that goes for every big city where there is a population problem." . Many states now spend more, money to incarcerate a child than to provide him with an education. In Iowa, for example, the state will pay |9000 a year to maintain a studen,$ in the juvenile home at Eldora but only $1050 a year for an ordinary student who behaves himself. .Maryland spends f18,000; Illinois and Michigan 110,000; Virginia $3877, and the District of Columbia $7469 per child for one year in a correctional institution, far less on the average student who needs no correction. Harris believes that the decision in many communities not to spend more money on public education is shortsighted. Eventually it will cost the taxpayer far more in social bills, i.e., crime, welfare, illness. What is necessary, he says, is for the'Federal Government to increase its share of the education dollar. "We need 670,000 additional teachers to upgrade educational programs," he asserts. "Four hundred thousand are needed to reduce class sizes, 245,000 are needed for special programs, 21,000 are needed for kindergarten, and 6000 to reinstate programs cut." Harris feels strongly that education should be pushed to the top of' the nation's priority list. Many citizens who year after year keep voting down various school bond issues apparently do not..

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