Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on July 4, 1976 · Page 50
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Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, July 4, 1976
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SE --July 4, 1976 * Sunday Gazette-Mail Charleston, west Virginia Feminist Sees U.S. As Far From Goals Americans have a long way to go to finish what they started on July 4, 1776, said Sissy Farenthold of Texas Saturday. Speaking at a Bicentennial commemoration ceremony at the Charleston House, Mrs. Farenthold, chairwoman of the National Women's Political Caucus and president of Wells College in New York, said that the true purpose of the nation's Bicentennial celebration should be to make a reality of the ideals on which the country was built. The failure of the American people and their government to live up to the ideals laid out in the Declaration of Independence is "the failure we must not lose sight of even as we celebrate past glory and two centuries of progress." said Mrs. Farenthold. * * * DRAWING AN analogy between events in 1776 and today, she said the men who signed the Declaration of Independence "...had tried for years to have their government in London become accountable to them, to meet their needs. Cynicism over the possibility of that happening abounded. How familiar that sounds for us today." "Our government officials seem to have lost sight of an admonition Jefferson wrote in a petition to the king in 1774: "The whole art of government consists in the art of being honest." The appearance now is that the art of government consists in the art of self service. We have had devisiveness and scandal served up with such consistency that it is remarkable that we celebrate anything today." In contrast with 1776. Mrs. Farenthold said that Americans today give little thought to the future, concentrating instead on personal comfort. The tyranny which threatens the American people today is not an English king but "...our own greed and lack of forethought. We cannot at times bring ourselves to give up our creature comforts for the sake of our environment. We cannot at times accept the hard task of reordering our economy for the sake of reducing the stockpile of world armament,"she said. At the beginning of her speech. Mrs. Farenthold said that the real declaration of independence was a resolution introduced in the Continental Congress by Richard Henry Lee on June 7, 1776. The Declaration of Independence, which was voted for on July 4 was an effort by congressional moderates to stall a vote on Lee's resolution and explain to the world why they were taking such a drastic step as to declare the country's independence, she said. "It was meant to be the first piece of national propaganda." she said. And although the Declaration of Independence spoke of all men being created equal and of government deriving its power from the consent of-the governed, Mrs. Farenthold said it took the Civil War to free the slaves and that women didn't get the vote until 1920. * * * IN ADDITION , Mrs. Farenthold said that there is still no constitutional guarantee of women's equality under law. Following the ceremony. Mrs. Farenthold said that getting the Equal Rights Amendment passed is going to be " a fight to the f i n i s h . " Four more states must ratify the amendment by 1979 before it becomes a part of the Constitution. A lawyer, former Texas state legislator, nominee for vice president at the 1972 Democratic convention, former primary candidate for governor of Texas and a nationally known feminist. Mrs. Farenthold said she is not worried about state legislatures rescinding their ratifications of the amendment. She said that although the U.S. Supreme No Injuries InN.H. Explosion SEABROOK. N.H. (AP)-An explosion caused extensive damage to a post office but no injuries here Friday night. An anonymous caller warned of the bombing and said it was connected to an earlier bombing in the Boston area, officials said. A fireman said the fire department got a call shortly before the blast, and said the caller connected the bomb with an explosive early Friday at the county courthouse in nearby Newburyport. Mass.. five miles south of Seabrook and about 40 miles from Boston. The caller said the Seabrook bomb "is connected to Newburyport," according to Deputy Fire Chief Ernest Sanborn. "We got a call that there was a bomb. They did not tell us where," said Sanborn. He said the male caller identified himself as a member of a militant group. Sanborn declined to name the group, saying police had asked him not to reveal the information. Early Friday morning, bombs destroyed an Eastern Airlines plane at Logan International Airport in Boston and a truck in the parking lot at a National Guard armory, also in Boston. A telephone caller, claiming to represent a militant antibusing group, said the group was responsible for the truck and airliner blasts. He did not claim responsibility for the truck and airliner blasts. He did no! claim responsibility for the Newburyport bombing. No one wls hurt in any of the three Boston area bombings. Sanborn, the first person at the scene of the Seabrook bombing, said when he arrived at the single-story building "there was heavy smoke but no fire. There is considerable damage.-The whole inside is destroyed." Officials said the blast.was heard five ^ mMes away. By Ann Hughey Court has not ruled on the question, there is ample legal precendent to support the view that once a state legislature has ratified the amendment, it can't change its mind. As she sees it, the effect of recision is psychologicaUessening the chance of the amendment passing elsewhere. Opponents of the amendment, like conservative Phyllis Schlafly, are exploiting women's fears, said Mrs. Farenthold. She said American public education has failed to train women to think for themselves and that those who fear that the amendment will endanger their financial security are, in reality, "only one man away from welfare." President of Wells College, a women's college in upper New York state, since March, Mrs. Farenthold said she feels that women's colleges do a better job of. training women for leadership than coeducational institutions. She said that none of the presidential candidates have committed themsleves to equal rights for women. Reagan is opposed. Carter has said nothing and President Ford is "manipulating the support of women through his wife...but that's not where the power is." she said. Discussing the 1920 passage of the con- stituional amendment giving women the vote, Mrs. Farenthold said, "We don't even have a centennial to celebrate." County Playgrounds Plan Special Activities Special activities at county playgrounds this week will include a mountaineer dress-up contest at Andrew Jackson Junior High, a mud battle at the Big Chimney playground and a bicycle obstacle course run at Midland Trail School. Schedules can be obtained at the playgrounds. 'Sleep Record* Of 200 Hours To Be Attempted NICE, France (AP) - Jacquy Nuguet hypnotized eight women and two men Saturday and said he plans to keep them asleep for a record 200 hours. The previous record was held by Nu- guet's teacher, Yvon Yva, who kept seven persons hypnotized for 165 hours last March. The current sleep session will be monitored by three doctors. The subjects will drink fruit juice while they are hypnotized, and Nuguet said he will suggest they go to the bathroom every three hours to prevent accidents. announce the association of Dr. William French in the practice of Orthodontics 208 Broad 5+. Charleston, W. Va. Speaker Sissy Farenthold Warns Americans Charleston City Manager Hugh Bosely Looks On O'Dell Elected Head Of Beech Aero Club Carl O'Dell of Charleston was elected president of the Beech Aero Club of Charleston during the organization's monthly meeting Friday night. Other officers elected to the organization-the only nationally franchised country club for pilots-were Joseph Cooke of Van, vice president, and Cramer Bollinger of Charleston, treasurer. In other business, plans were made for the club's monthly fly-in, and five new members were inducted. The club is sponsored by Eagle Aviation Inc. at Kanawha Airport. Persons seeking more information about the Charleston Beech Aero Club should contact club pro John Mazur at Eagle Aviation. James E.Boggs,M.D. Announces he will discontinue Practice in Surgery on August 13,1976 and will resume Part-time Practice on October 1,1976 at Big Otter, W.Va., Clay County Records will remain with Dr. SomirShabb Corbin 1415DUNBARAVE. fKJNBAR,W.VA. 768-1209 in observance of our Nation's 200th Birthday. !* We will be CLOSED SUNDAY andMONDAY JUL Y 4TH-JUL Y 5TH Open Tuesday, July 6th--10 a. m. to 8:30p. m. ... have a nice day! We just figured out how expensive free checking is. What could be better than free? 5'/4% daily interest is better. Because the money in your free checking account doesn't earn any interest at all. Zero. So if you have more money than you need in your free checking account, we'd like to recommend that you take it out. Today. And put it in a Charleston Federal Savings Account/And along with the highest interest possible, you'll also get 15 free services- like free traveler's checks, money orders and notary services-that most banks make you pay for. Charleston Federal Savings Accounts. For people who think free checking costs too much. It's just one way we can help you manage your money. Charleston Fetters! Savings and Loan Association 1320 Kanawha Boulevard. East · Charleston. WV 25328 I enclose my check lor S. to deposit in my present account or to open the following type ol new account. D 5'A-Passcard Account (No minimum-Si .000 for MIP Savings) D 5 s .%-90-Day Gold Key Passcard (SIOO-SI.OOO (or MIP Savings) D Mb-1 to 2-Year Certificate of Deposit (S1.000 minimum) D 6'.%-2'i to 4-Year Certificate of Deposit (S1.000 minimum) D TVfc-^i-Year Certificate of Deposit (S1.000 minimum) 0 TVfc-6-Year Investment Certificate (S1.000 minimum) . Substantial interest penalty required tor early withdrawal on savings certificates Please check one of the following: O Individual Account D Joint Account with D Trust Account for Print Name_ Address. City. -State . Apt. NO. . Zip. Telephone. -Soc.Sec. No.. You get more money for your money. Charleston Federal Savings AND LOAN ASSOCIATION 345-8470 · South Charleston: · St. Albans: · Crott Lanes: · Beckley: 1320 Kanawha Blvd. 606 "D" Street 01 Gateway Shopping Center Goff Mountains Big Tyler Rds. 115 South Kanawha St. · Charleston:

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