The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on February 2, 1969 · Page 3
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Baytown, Texas
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Sunday, February 2, 1969
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Sunday, February 2, 1969 •Ip NOT SHRUNKEN HEADS, but decorated onions for a Swiss festival honoring the ioyly vegetable. Origin of the custom is lost, but it's celebrated annually. COURT DECISION TO HELP CHURCHES WITH PROBLEMS WASHINGTON (AP) — The U. S. Supreme Court decision taking questions of religious doctrine and faith out of the nation's courtrooms likely will strengthen denominations facing local breakaways over such social issues as civil rights and the Vietnam war. Another result from the decision may be to encourage national religious leaders and their •churches to be even more outspoken on social matters. The Monday decision death with a move in 1966 by two Presbyterian congregations in Savannah, Ga., to break away from the Presbyterian Church in the United States —Southern—and take the local church property with 1 them. A Chatham County jury, found itself judging whether the parent church had departed from Presbyterian doctrine in supporting civil rights activists, civil disobedience as a last-resort tactic and Vietnam war dissent. The jury decided the church had strayed and awarded the two local flocks assets worth $171,000. Jhe Supreme Court, in striking down Judgment, said the Georgia hearing had inquired into "the very core of a religion" — church doctrine — and thereby ventured into an area declared offbounds to government by the Constitution. Simply put, the high court decision, written by Justice William J. Brennan Jr., ruled that religious disputes ought to be settled within the religious family. The parent bodies in s u c h hierarchical denominations as the Presbyterian, the Episcopalians, Roman Catholics and the Lutherans already have great control over local church affairs. Price Support For 1969 Crops To Start Feb. 2 WASHINGTON (AP) - The annual signup for government price support and acreage allotment programs for 1969 crops of wheat, feed grains and cotton will begin Monday, Feb. 2 and will continue through March 21. Agriculture Department officials previously announced details of the voluntary programs. Only this year's cotton production is aimed at expansion, while wheat and feed grains- corn, sorghum grain and barley —are being pared. The major change for cotton is that producers will be allowed to plant their entire acreage allotments and will not be required to divert land from production to qualify for price supports and payments. This year's national wheat allotment is 51.6 million acres, down from 59.3 million in 1968. The cutback was designed to reduce expected production in 1969 to-head off rising stockpiles resulting from bumper crops the two previous harvests. Officials say the wheat program is tailored to an over-all production this year of 1.3 billion bushels, compared with 1.5 billion in 1968. The 19G9 feed grains program is designed to take about 37 million acres of crops from production, for a total production of three million to five million tons less than estimated requirements. About 32.4 million acres of food grains were diverted from production last year under the program. Farmers can sign up for the various crop programs at the 3,000 county offices of the agricultural stabilization and conservation service, officials said. The programs are aimed at balancing production with demand, and at improving the income of producers through price supports and payment* in return for cooperating at the acreage restrictions. The decision, therefore, would seem to make it almost impossible for dissident local branches to take church property In a break with national churches. Obviously, local congregations, knowing they can't take the church building and the personage with them, will think long and hard before going off on their own. The same would appear true of the Methodists, a connectional church with some local autonomy but administered in a hierarchical way. Like the Presbyterians, the Methodist face a breakaway in Alabama, Mississippi and South Carolina caused by a difference in policies. Commented John Wesley Lord, Washington — area bishop of the United Methodist Church: "This ruling of the Supreme Court would seem to strengthen the right of parent churches to control the equity, the property, in the event of a movement of dissidents in local churches." The decision's impact on nonhierarchical churches — Baptists, Quakers, Unitarians an* Jews, for -Instance — is less direct because their property is controlled locally. And the ruling's prohibition on the settling of doctrine disputes in civil court would seem to supply to struggles between two factions of a congregation to be settled internally. The courtroom door is'noi completely closed to religious groups, however. A property dispute between a parent and branch church or other church factions can be settled in a court so long as the civil courts don't inject themselves into what Brennan called "substantive ecclesiastical matters." For example, he said, courts can resolve questions of "fraud, collusion or arbitrariness." Or, as Justice John M. Harlan pointed out in a brief concurring opinion, they can enforce deeds or wiJis that la£ down conditions limiting them. Birth Control Pills On Increase Now In Italy ROME (AP) — More and more women in Roman Catholic Italy are taking birth control pills, but pharmacists say shame, ignorance and obedience to the Church are still deterrents. Contraceptive pills were first put on sale in Italy in the fall of 1964. After a slow start, sales hit six million pills in 1966 and doubled the next year, according to the health ministry. Estimates for 1968 put the total at 24 million, taken regularly by 100,000 women, a 100 per cent increase for the second year in a row. The figures indicate that Pope Paul VI's encyclical renewing the Church's ban on mechanical and chemical forms of birth control may be slowing the progress of the pill in Italy but it hasn't slopped it. Pharmaceutical industries re- ] ported a decline in sales in August, the month after the Pope issued his encyclical, but sales surged upward again in September and kept rising in the months after. Pharmacists say most drug sales declined in August. Legally, Italians must have a doctor's prescription to purchase the pill because the law requires that it be sold only for medical treatment. Some pharmacists ignore the prescription requirement, while others display more zeal in enforcement than the law requires of them. In Rome, for instance, some pharmacists are not satisfied with a prescritpion and insist on seeing the buyer's identity papers to make sure the name on the papers matches that on the 1 prescription. The pill is most popular in the industrial North, where wages are higher and people are better educated. Eighteen per cent of 'the nation's sales are made in the Milan area and another 13 per cent in Venice. The Rome area is third with 12 per cent of sales, and the island of Sardinia trails with only 1.3 per cent. Those who buy the pill almost always ask a woman pharmacist for it. Those who live in small towns or villages often go to a city for it, "especially those who are unmarried," a doctor in Milan said. Family planning experts say that because of the law and traditional Catholic attitudes, the vast majority of Italians do not know exactly how the pill is used and blush at the thought of entering a pharmacy to ask for it. This is especially true because women must show their own prescriptions. Other contraceptive devices are still more popular than the pill in Italy, and men do most of the buying. But getting a prescription from a family doctor generally is no problem. "One hundred thousand women prove that the small revolution of the pill also has arrived in Italy," the Turin newspaper La Stampa commented. FOR REMEMBRANCE COLOMBO, Ceylon (AP) — The Bauiculda municipal council is faced with an unprecedented problem: the mayor it ousted recently refused to. part with the official cloak. The matter came to light when the new mayor attended a function without the official gown. WHAT YOUNG AMERICA IS DOING Mil I MM to IN HIGH SCHOOL IN COLLEGE AT WORK (NOT IN SCHOOL) UNEMPLOYED IN ARMED FORCESKKlV.7% OTHER IN HIGH SCHOOL IN COLLEGE AT WORK (NOT IN SCHOOL) UNEMrLOYED- KEErlNG HOUSE OTHER MALE FEMALE C*nri«M 1M4 FOftTUNC The largest share of America's young adult population is in school. Only a very small percentage of both men and women is truly unemployed—not in school or the armed forces and actively looking for work but unable to find it. The "other" group includes those in institutions, abroad or otherwise out of the major classifications. OffN DAILY 9 A.M. to 9 P.M. MONbA TUESDAY ONLY SPECIAL PRICES FOR MOM. AND TUES., FEB. 3 & 4, 9 A.M. to 8 P.M. WHILE QUANTITIES LAST, t MBTS WESTERN HATS AT BIG SAVINGS! Our Reg. 2.97 2.66 Mon.-Tue*. Only CHILDREN'S "T" STRAPS 2.68 Ow Reg. 3.97 Mon.-Tues. Only Children's popular T-straps for school, dress or play. Choose yours in broown with grained vinyl uppers and long wearing soles and heels. Sizes B'/z to 3- Just say "Charge It." Now Is your chance to outfit for the rodeo! Chooce from black, Urt, and brown in men's the* MEN'S ORLON® CREW SOCKS Charge Itl **> P«- tMan.-Tues. Only jfi rbr Men's popular crew socks of 75% Turbo Hi-Bulk Orion* acrylic and 25% stretch ribbed Spandex top. Available in your choice of white, i/lack and colors. Sizes 10 to 13. Just Charge It. • ihi p,,ni n. m»ri ROUND BOLSTER PILLOWS Charge it! Mon.-Tues. Only 1.17 " Floral or Early American print bolster pillows with cord welt. Kapok filling. Colors. Easy-Care Acetate With Nylon Overlay! SALE! WOMEN'S WALTZ GOWNS IN 3 STYLES Charge It! Mon.-Tues. Only 1.44 Dainty acetate gowns with daisy trim yoke, shaped lace yoke with bow or lace V-neck with bow. All styles have nylon overlay fronts. Choose from Wedgewood blue, lemon, hot pink, mint and blue. Sizes S-M-L. Just "Charge It." SAVE NOW ON KMART UTEX WALL PAINT 3.87 Gal Mon^Tues. Only in one bocr, washable finiah. 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