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f* Mann-Tribune, Logjiniport, Ind. Monday. Pharos Flashes &S&^^ Although the number of bachelors living alone is increasing far more rapidly than the number of single women, women still represent 64 percent of persons living alone. Among persons under 2">, the number of men living alone tripled since 1970— from 27^.000 to 752,000— and the number of women living alone doubled from 2S2.000 to 5«8,(X». There were 15.5 million single people maintaining households this year, with 6.5 million, or 42 percent of the total, representing people of retirement age— 65 or older. People under 2T> still represent only a small percentage of singles despite their big increases. Lighter cars are on the way. By 1985 most of the autos will be powered by four-cylinder engines, with top-of-the-line models featuring V-6's. Details are not yet firm on just how each of the four U.S. carmakers will meet the fuel efficiency standards set by Washington, but new compacts to be marketed in the spring of 1979, which will be called 1980 models, will weigh around 2.000 pounds. This is 1,000 pounds lighter than present models, •i_ a. 4- The Grant County sheriff has announced county police will not patrol county roads during the remainder of 1!)77 because he has no money for gasoline. It is the second straight year the sheriff's department cars have been taken off the roads on grounds that Ihe gasoline money was exhausted. County police will remain at the jail and will only drive cars to respond to calls. The county council gave the sheriff $35,000 for gasoline, tires and repairs. 520,000 less than he requested, in his 1977 budget. Indiana conservation officers will use Citizen Band radios to crack down on poachers this fall. The Department of Natural Resources says the state places a $500 value on each deer in Indiana, and the person who illegally takes a deer is in effect stealing SSOOfrom Hoosier taxpayers. When a poacher is caught, therefore, he not only loses his deer, firearms, and pays a fine, he must also reimburse the state $500 for each deer found in his possession. Two commemorative postage stamps are being issued this week. One to be issued Thursday in Hollywood celebrates the 50th anniversary of talking pictures (Al Jolson in "The Jazz Singer.") and the other lo be issued Friday at Schuyleryllle, N.Y., commemorates the surrender 200 years ago of British General Burgoyne's army to General Horatio Gates at , Saratoga, which isnowSchuylorville. A local teacher noted an incident In downtown Logansport a few days ago that indicates how people are affected by the behavior of others. Half a dozen motorists, enroute west on Broadway, had stopped for the red traffic light at 5tli Street. Although the light was still red, the woman motorist who was first in line in the center lane drove on. As soon as she did so, the drivers behind her and to the right, thinking the light must have changed, did the same. The three cars were half way to 4th Street before (he traffic signal changed and theolher motorists followed. A flock of 500 broad-winged hawks was seen gliding south over Indiana a few days ago enroute either to Central or South America. The migration of broad-winged hawks is always spectacular because they rise to the super air currents and then drift along for miles without flapping their wings. The birds occasionally follow a river because of the air currents that suslain them on their 4,000 to5,000 mile trips. Rep. Philip Sharp of Muncie was Ihe only Hoosier congressman who didn't miss a single recorded roll call vote during the first eight months of the current congressional session. Sen. Richard Lugar voted on 99 percent of the roll call votes: Sen. Birch Bayh, 93 percent; Rep. Floyd Fithian, 92; Rep. John Myers, 91; and Rep. Elwood Hillis. 85. As part of a course on "the meaning of death." students a! St. Joseph's College, Rcnsselacr, wrote their own obituaries. One of the students said writing her own obituary gave her a new outlook on life. She was amazed to find what things she valued most in life and it changed her thinking on what she wants to do, Several students said they learned through talking with elderly persons that one of life's great joys is to know you have lived your life well and can face dealh without fear. Bodies Of Presley, Mother Transferred By CRAIG SCHWED MEMPHIS. Tenn. (UPI) The bodies of Elvis Presley and his mother, transported in two while hearses and escorted by white limousines and police cars, were transferred quietly Sunday night from a cemetery to burial plots on the grounds of the Presley mansion. Police waited until nightfall to move the late superstar and his mother, Gladys Smith Presley, the four miles along Elvis Presley Boulevard from Forest Hill Cemetery to Graceland Mansion. When the procession arrived at the Presley home, police had to push back a.small group of' fans in front of the electric gates -a! the entrance to the 13acre grounds. Presley died Aug. 16 of an apparent heart attack. Shelby County Sheriff Eugene U Barksdale said the bodies were burled in the garden with the singer's father, Vernon Presley, and members_of the Immediate family present.- Presley's former wife, Priscilia Beaulleu. did not attend the ceremony. ^•The private cemetery, authorized last week by a city zoning board, is south of the mansion and cannot be seen by anyone outside the stone wall that encircles the grounds. Presley was entombed in a concrete crypt at Forest Hill Cemetery Aug. 18, two days alter he was found dead in his 18-room borne-. ' The .Board of Adjustment approved a: petition last week allowing the zoning My«n Crwflhwit. Ph. 7S3-MM classification at the mansion to be changed so the Presieys could be moved to the six-plot private cemetery. An attorney for the Presley family, D. Beecher Smith, filed the petition citing security at the cemetery was difficult and costly to the Presley estate: He also said the many visitors who came to the mausoleum after Presley's entombment posed a hardship for families with friends and relatives buried atthe cemetery. THE WORLD ALMANAC'S Q&A Match up the invention with its inventor: 1. astronomical telescope 2. helicopter > 3. thermometer 4. safety, pin 5. electric battery (a) Sikorsky (b) VoJta (c) Hunt (d) Kepler (e) Galileo ANSWERS (q) '» (») '8 (•) 'Z (P) 'I H«R UPHOLSTERY SHOP Ommilk-Offlct-lMt St*t* nUIBTMMTBtDIUVnr Ut«Ck*tt,M. 784*13 MJ LIQUOR 50« North; . Ph.7«-40SP| WOLF WAREHOUSING Cor Wash-Dry $17, SAVE at to* 6'PerGoU ffiTN IACMCA* WAIN INT TWOIOCATIONS .... ' man cu WASH Fulton Bikers Participating in Fulton County's first-ever Diabetes Bike-A-Thon Sunday were, 1-r, Allen Sayger, Kathy Pignatelli, Doug Ferrell, Tamera Schnitz, Jeff Schnitz, Karen Ewen, Earl Vance and Wayne Hittle. (Staff Photo) Bakke Case One Of Many On Docket WASHINGTON i UPi i - The Supreme Court formally begins its 1977-78 term today" with a deluge of orders on hundreds of cases that have piled up since adjournment last June 29. The justices were busy all last week in private" conference, voting on which-appeals to accept for argument and written opinion 'and which to reject/All but a handful must rest on the judgments of lower courts. With Marshal Albert Wong intoning the traditional "oyez. oyez" loday, the nine blackrobed jurists were once again emerging from behind heavy red draperies to begin hearing cases carried over from last term. Preliminaries consist only of admission of a few attorneys to practice and (he announcement by Chief Justice Warren Burger that the results of last week's work are now available to press and public, One of the first arguments to LM.BOYD Sir, how do you cross your legs? Sir, do you ever cross your legs in "Ihe figure-four" manner? That's what it's called when-the elevated leg rests somewhere between the knee and the ankle on the supporting leg. Claim is that no men in the world except American' men cross their legs this way. Like the switching of (he tablcfork from the left to the right hand, also a distinctively American habit, it's said to be one of those nationality clues'dear to foreign spy catchers. When statues in old Rome developed cracks in them, certain swift tradesmen covered up those defects with wax. Our Language man makes note of this before pointing out that our word "sincere" comes from the Latin "sincerus" meaning "without wax." A nuclear stopwatch developed in the University of Iowa physics lab can time nuclear reactions that occur in 3.6 ten- bUlionfhs of a second. That's how long it takes light (o travel four inches. LARIAT Q. "How long was the Old West cowboy's lariat, typically?" A. About SO feet. be heard deals with whether a federal district court may authorize FBI agents to record numbers dialed at a particular telephone and whether the telephone company may be compelled to install a device called a "pen register" for that purpose. The test case, important to law .enforcement, involved a gambling investigation in New •YorkCitv. / Other cases on the docket for hearings during the early weeks of the new term include such issues as mandatory retirement, 'sick leave rights of pregnant women, and the much-discussed test of "reverse discrimination." The lawsuit challenging mandatory retirement was filed by a former United Air Lines employe, Harris McMann. who was retired much against his will at 60 under a company plan inexistencesincel94l. The. 1%?'Age Discrimination in Employment Act forbids discrimination against persons between 40 and 65. bul allows for carrying out "bona fide" pension plans, United said its long-standing plan could not violate-a law so recently enacted, but the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals said early retirement must have an economic or business purpose .and not rest on age alone, regardless of when il originated. Sick pay maternity leave is at issue in cases appealed by the Nashville (Tenn.) Gas Co. and the Richmond (Calif.) School District. In the gas company certain seniority rights are also at slake. The cases follow the much- publicized 1976 General Electric decision that employers could exclude pregnancy from their disability insurance plaas without violating federal law. The Senate has passed and sent to the House a bill to overcome the effect of this ruling. In the Richmond and Nashville situations employes were allowed sick leave,'but no insurance plan was involved. The women who sued won in lower federal courts. The reverse discrimination suit originally brought by Allan. Bakke, a twice-rejected'white applicant to the University of California Medical School at Davis, comes up Oct. 12. Bakke claims he was prevented from getting a medical education because the" university reserved ifi.of its 100 firstyear places for disadvantage^ minorities. .. Former Prime Minister. Indira Gandhi Arrested The three top-scoring air combat aces of World War II were German majors: Erich Hartmann, 352 kills: Gerhard Barkhorn, 301, and Gunther Fall. 275. Top-scoring American ace was another major, Richard L'Bong, 40 kills. Q. "How big was the biggest flying critter ever known 10 man?" A, The pterodactyl? The remains of one of those dinosaur- age reptiles was found in Texas with a 51-foouvingspan. That's bigger than some fighter planes. Pterodactyl, incidentally, comes from.the Greek words for "wing finger." JACK BENNY , : Most famous among -the several sponsors of the late Jack Benny .probably was-Jell-o, And-if you're a Seasoned Citizen, you'll recall those commercials (allied repeatedly about six delicious flavors. But c«n you remember those six? Strawberry, cherry,' raspberry, lemon, lime and orange. To open Benny's old show, each letter o^ the Jell-o tradename was sung in a rising fanfare. In those days when work was hard and money hard to come by, the much-envied vocalist who sang the final "o" got $25 for tha{ day's job. . x The stars on-the collar of a general, any general who has more than one of said stars, should be precisely five-eights of an inch apart center to center. You might wish to remind, your general.of that, lieutenant. In Del Rib, Texas, please note. Jives a man named "The End of Love." Or more specifically, Mr Finis Love.; Maybe you didn't know that the Arabian horse has one less vertebra thin any other breed. Addren null to L. M. Boyd. P. o. Box 681, We«therfora, TX 76086 Copyright 1977 L. M. Boyd By S.G.ROY NEW DELHI, India .(UP!) Former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was arrested today under the Prevention of Corruption act : on charges of abusing her position during her •unsuccesfuul election campaign. A group of policemen led by high police officials went to her house and presented a warrant for her arrest, signed by a magistrate. Mrs. Gandhi was likely to be taken to a magistrate where she was expected to be released on bail, a police officer said. The warrant under which she was arrested said she used her position as prime minister to secure jeeps for the campaign earlier this year for herself and her party in the last general elections, which she'lost. Mrs. Gandhi said in a statement her arrest was a "political one" and intended to "discredit me in their (the people's* eyes and the eyes of the world," witnesses said. Mrs. Gandhi was not taken away immediately. Witnesses among the' large crowd that had- assembled in front of Mrs. Gandhi's house said she asked the police officials to take her .away in handcuffs but a police officer explained this was not customary. There were shouts from the crowd of "Indira Gandhi Zin- dabad" (Long Live Indira Gandhi I. , x . - Mrs. Gandhi said she was concerned not with credit or discredit but "with my duty toward my country, whatever I am. that continues to be my endeavor." .She told the crowd, "I can and shall'be with yo'ii ;all. .So; keep calm and peaceful, but let no person or deed .subdue your spirit and determination." A number of investigations are under way concerning allegations of wrongdoing during the state of emergency imposed by Mrs. Gandhi in June.-1975. 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After the tapes arc reviewed. toplevel administration figures prepared for the protests. Other participants included Nixon aide John Ehrlichman and Assistant Attorneys General Robert Mardian and William Rehnquist. Rehnquist, now a justice, did not participate in consideration of this case. Bryant originally ordered relevant tapes produced for the protesters' lawyers, but the U.S. Court of Appeals, in a 2-1 ruling, modified his order to afford Nixon more protection. The appeals court, noting neither Presidents Ford nor Carter had supported Nixon's claim, said he had no absolute privilege to keep such materials confidential when sought in a civil action. most likely by a government . ' • archivist. District Judge\ ' It said there (nay be just as William Bryant may examine strong a constitutional need for transcripts of relevant conversations in his chambers and Nixon's lawyers may once again object to their admission. Lawyers'who sued on behalf of "May Day" demonstrators , said it is "highly likely" the tapes include discussions between Nixon and Mitchell about the week long protests in which more than 7,000 persons were picked up by police. Justice Department papers confirm Mitchell, now in jail for his role in the Watergate covcrup, attended three of a series of meetings at which disclosure of tapes in this kind of civil action — which "is tantamount to a charge of civil conspiracy among high officers of government to deny a class of citizens their constitutional rights" — as for a criminal trial. CARD OF THANKS We wish to thank each and everyone who helped in anyway with "cards, food, sympathy and acts of kindness r during the death of our father, William Allen Elder. The Family ORASCTTERBUy TEAK $A59 **/ SPECIAL *JL AT JOE EDWARDS CRYSTAL FLASH SERVICE rdi Miami Avt>. 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