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(Art.) gouriwr Wew» *• Tuesday, February 14,1967 u- Page Thm /nc//o Votes Democracy at Stake? The world's largest democracy — 240 million on the voting rolls —goes to the polls Feb. 15 in possibly the most fateful election in two decades as an independent nation. Campaign issues are economic- food shortages, high prices and underemployment. But the real significance of the election may be much more basic. Can democracy survive in India where independence has failed to solve age-old problems but only seen them multiply? A billbdord urges Indians to vote for the ruling but weakening Congress party, led by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and symbolized by a pair of sacred bulls. Party symbols aid voters unable to read—some 70 per cent of all Indians. Below, left to right, are the symbols for the main opposition parties: Swatantra (conservative), Jan Sangh (Hindu religious) and Communist India's problems are basic and perennial—too many mouths, too little food and ancient traditions that resist modernization. Meanwhile, famine stalks much of India. Only gifts of grain from abroad — the United States primarily, but also the Soviet Union, Canada and Australia'—stave off national starvation. At right, Communiits parade in Calcutta. They stand to win control again of the state of Kerala. By BOB THOMAS AP Movie-Television Writer HOLLYWOOD (AP) - A un- on for movie producers? At 'irst blush that sounds as likely as organizing U. S. senators or he executives of General MOOTS. Yet the Screen Producers Guild has launched an organizing drive and plans to seek contracts with the movie and :elevision companies. The Guild was founded in 1950 as a professional organization aimed at furthering the prestige of film producers. It did so via a well-edited journal, which dealt with industry topics, the annual Mileston banquet, a code of '•?'£*£ , „., '•ki Vr-'V V&y£-£t i& •> ~ 5 < ~. i, iSsJ&VS .' In a land where hunger is ever present, sacred cows room ot will and consume scarce food supplies. Hindus would rather starve themselves than butcher a cow for meat By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Tuesday, Feb. 14, the 45th day of 1967. There are 320 days left in the year. Today's highlight in history: On this date in 1778, the flag of the United States was first saluted by a foreign nation. The ship "Ranger", commanded by >pt. John Paul Jones, gave 13 gun salute to the French lag as the vessel entered Qui- jeron Bay, France. The French returned the salute. On this date: In 1859, George Ferris, inventor of the Ferris wheel, Bothered by Baby Mix-Up iaii Van t/uu ivn <McNauzh< Iradlcau Inc.) ffl||!|]|l!llill!llll|[||||lllllllllll!!li!llll!!li[!llllillllll!llllM DEAR ABBY: I hope you Thank you. can put my mind at ease and help me with a problem no one else seems willing to help me with. I would like very much to have my son's footprints taken again to compare them with the ones taken at the hospital where he was born. I am not saying for sure that he is not my own child, but I keep thinking that somewhere along the line they could have mixed up my baby with someone else's. My son is a year old now, and it still bothers me. I have contacted the hospital where he was born, asking if they would take another set of footprints for comparison now, and they laughed at me and said this was never done. Someone suggested I hire a lawyer. What for? I don't want to sue anyone. I just want to be sure they gave me the right baby. TROUBLED MIND DEAR TROUBLED: Your request does not strike me as being so outlandish. Discuss this with your family doctor. He will not laugh at you. Even tho your fears are probably unfounded, the proof you seek is not difficult to obtain. Your peace of mind is what is important now. P.S.: Lawyers are "hired' for reasons other than "su- j n g» _ they advise one of his legal rights. DEAR ABBY: First I want to tell you that I have not missed reading a single one of your columns since it started to run in our newspaper. When I go on vacations, I leave instructions with my housekeeper to cut out all the DEAR ABBY'S and save them for me. I only tell you tin's so you will know how much I respect your advice. Now for my question: I would like to have your thinking on some extremely important matters, both social and business, but this must be strictly confidential. I don't want any of your secretaries reading my letters. If I send you the money, will you please rent a post office box to receive my letters. I would like to be assured of absolute privacy. STRICTLY BETWEEN US DEAR STRICTLY: Save your money. Send your letters via the regular channels, and mark them "CONFIDENTIAL," and you shall have the privacy you seek. DEAR ABBY: My wife and I have been married for 22 happy years. Our children are in college, which accounts for my wife's being permanently employed. Last month her boss sent her to Atlantic City for a convention. This is the first time she's ever been out of town without me. She is vey attractive and looks younger than her age. When she returned she told me that the convention included many- social affairs, and one evening she went to cocktails and supper with a man she had casually met there. I am sure nothing wrong took place, but I am deeply hurt by what I consider to be indiscreet conduct for a married woman. I am sure there were plenty of unattached women she could have gone with. I would like your opinion. OLD FASHIONED DEAR OLD FASHIONED: Before forming negative opinions, talk it over with your wife and determine if she feels her conduct was "indiscreet." Then reevaluate your judgment. CONFIDENTIAL TO "MIXED UP" IN BINGHAMPTON: He may be "brilliant," but ask an outsider. No one can offer ob. jective advice about a problem when he is part of the problem. Troubled? Write to Abby, Box 69700, Los Angeles, Cal. 90069. For a personal reply, enclose a stamped, self - addressed envelope. For Abby's booklet, "How t» Have a Lovely Wedding," send $1.00 to Abby, Box 69700, Los Angeles, Cal. 90069. New Mexico produces graphite, guano, meerschaum, peanuts, petrified wood and potash. The process of making loaf sugar was discovered by a Venetian inventor in 1420. Astrological *• Forecast * By CARROLL R1GHTER „. TODAY he, or she, will be one of those worldly persons who early knows what others expect from him, or her, that is on the practcial level. Early teach the value of idealists and idealism as well, since the mind is ever focused on acquiring money and property to a goodly measure. The best outlet here is to bring existing businesses up to the most modern and lucrative expression. College here. Vo determine yocr forecast, nutv paragraph opposite dates whicib Include rour birtD date. WEDNESDAY GENERAL TENDENCIES: You have a great many ideas of a very down-to-earth and practical nature and through these you now can make some pretty important new arrangements that add to your position and stature financially and with those who value the dollar or other material considerations. Go after what you want definitely and honestly. ARIES (Mar. 21 to Apr. 19) By conferring with expert in business or a banker, you are able to get the advice and data you need so badly now. Make sure ttiat your budgeting is improved. The future should be on a more secure and solid basis. TAURUS (Apr. 20 to May 20) You are looking very charming today and have wonderful ideas that should be put into immediate operation. Tonight social affairs should be attended. Be sure you are garbed in simple, mart style. GEMINI (May 21 to June 21) Parish doings are fine so fiiat you have a chance to lend a lelping band to the needy. Get yourself better prepared for any difficult work to be done. Matters of a private nature can be iiandled in a positive fashion. MOON CHOLDREN (June 22 to July 21} Sociability is the keynote today to greater success and happiness. Get your aims better arranged within your consciousness. Then you know exactly how to proceed and get the right results. LEO (July 22 to Aug. 21) Get in touch with important persons who can give you support you need so that you can get important projects working nicely. Show a more positive attitude in handling civic affairs. Gain desired prestige. VIRGO (Aug. 22 to Sept. 22) A newer plan can help you to realize your greatest aims within a relatively short time. Gat out and confer with the right people. You are highly inspired as to a trip you have had in mind for some time. Make ideal arrangements now. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. ::) Endeavor to get »n the good side of persons in government, higher-ups of all kind who are HcNaacnt syndicate, inc. necessary in your life. Then be sure you are practical in trying to please loved one. Don't go off on tangents. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Be sure you listen to what associates have to say instead o] being so talkative yourself, intensely opinionated. A c c e p 1 ideas gladly. Make some contact that is binding and good with one whose backing you require. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to 'Dec. 21) Ideal middle of the week day to handle affairs that need the cooperation of clever co-workers. Follow through on ideas to improve your health appreciably. Do not neglect revitalizing exercise. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 20) Now you know exactly how to bring your talents to the attention of right people as well as cut a finer figure with one you love. Permit others to arrange for delightful recreation in P.M. AQUARIUS (Jan. 21 to Feb. 19) Although you are looking at the ideal side of a situation, kin can be helpful by considering the practical, and this makes for an excellent combination. Show that you think constructively where fundamental affairs are concerned. PISCES (Feb. 20 to Mar. 20) Out to the many professional and business appointments that await you. Schedule your time properly. Be sure of what is expected of you by bigwigs by making a telephone call or two. Do not labor blindly. IF YOUR CHILD IS BORN House For Rent Located in 400 block I of East Moultrie 6 room house with I bath. Natural gas I connections with) heater furnished. Phone PO 3-4405 A Union for Movie Producers? practiced, and other good works. The Milestone dinner won't be held this spring, because Guild members are devoting their energies to recruiting new members and girding for negotiations with the companies. The mind boggles at the prospect of a union for movie producers. Will their contract demand two swimming pools for every member? Will they insist on job security for their relatives? If they go on strike, will they send their secretaries to picket? Lou Greenspan, the astute executive director of the Producers Guild, is prepared for such japery. "We received the same reaction when we approached the producers association (the organization of film companies) and asked for our members to included in the industry's pension plan," said Greenspan. 'The answer was: 'Why do producers — those millionaires — need a pension?' The request was refused. "We feel the producers are Today In History mitted to the union. In 1903, Congress created a General Staff Corps and provided for the appointment of a chief of staff of the U.S. Army. Also in 1903, the Department of Commerce and Labor was created. In 1912, Arizona was admitted to the union. Ten years ago — Robert Tripp Ross, assistant cseretary of defense for legislation and public affairs, resigned his post, saying his future effectiveness had been impaired. This because of newspaper reports of a Senate investigation of an Army contract awarded to his wife's firm. Ross denied any conflict of interest or violation of the law or of the ethical code. Five years ago—The Council of the Organization of American the jorn. Also in 1859, Oregon was ad- ganization. One year ago — Two Soviet writers were convicted by a Russian court of harming the Communist regime of the Soviet Union in books published abroad. The two were given long sentences in a Soviet labor camp. Many persons believe that Smyrna was the birthplace of the Greek poet, Homer. The coulees of Washington were the river beds of streams in the ice age. budget and delivers the finished product. "The producer and the director are the only ones in the film industry not afforded the use of the NLRB; they are considered part ol management," explained Greenspan. "But that doesn't prevent them from organizing to secure benefits, as Kie directors have done." Four years ago, the movie being discriminated against by (producers merged with the TV being dened benefits that are i producers, thus beginning the injoyed by the other guilds. So 1 trend toward union status. tve plan to seek contracts that Aring producers in line with the other creators of the business." For those unfamiliar with the workings of the movie and TV business, it should be explained that the producer is the man who oversees the entire project — finds the story, works with the writer on the script, hires [he director and actors, approves Hie sets, checks the Members began to feel they could secure better conditions of employment, especially in the sometimes jungle-like field of television. The Guild is in the process of changing its name to Producers Guild of America, eliminating the screen connotation to encompass all producers. Associate producers are being recruited as members for tine first time. YOU NEED SOME 'ing ON YOUR INCOME BOTH FEDERAL AND STATE You have to know the rules of the game to win. BLOCK men are Pros. And when BLOCK prepares your return, you can bft sure of maximum savings. Accuracy is guaranteed. Cost is low. i GUARANTEE III We guarantee accurate preparation of we make any errors that coit you any we will pay the penalty or interest. every tax return. 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