The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on February 3, 1969 · Page 8
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The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas · Page 8

Baytown, Texas
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Monday, February 3, 1969
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»tta Monday. February 3. You're Net 'In' Unless You Worry By HAL BOYLE NEW YORK (AP) -€uib- stoiw comments of a Pavement PUto: You're not in step with the times today unless you have a furrowed brown from worrying about the so-called "generation «•" This is one of those wrap-up sociological terms, such as "meaningful dialogue," which have become so common in our society lately, phrases which bloom madly in cocktail party conversations for a few months or perhaps years, then die out. Perhaps, however, before both these currently popular phrases go out of style and depart into the limbo of language, we should hold a "meaningful dialogue" on the "generation gap." Just what is that gap? It refers to the deepening gulf— oops, there's another one of CLEARS •ownnM CLOGGED TOILETS NCVH AGAIN that wfc*n ywr tM* •<»•««•<•»» TOILAFLEX 5*5 Plunger Toitot £ Unlike ordinary plurnen, Tbilaflex doei not permit comprMied »ir or maty w»ler to iplwh back or escape. With Toilaflex the full pressure plows through the clog(in( mass and it down. « SUCTION-HIM STOPS SPLASH-BACK . CIMTERS ITSELF. CANT SKID AROUM • TAPtHED TAIL BIVES AIR-TIGHT FIT Gat th» Ganvin* Toilafl«' AT MMOWARf STO«K hose cozy intellectual terms— between America's young and ts middle-aged. One might dismiss this gap tolerantly as a mere matter of a difference in age, and let it go t that. After all, girls and women, separated by 25 years, don't usually go to pajama par- ies together; men separated by 25 years don't usually play landball or tennis together. Youth naturally tends to flock with youth, those in their middle rears with others in their middle years. But the present generation r ap goes beyond the normal gap which historically has separated all previous generations from one another. The gap is deeper, wider, and reflects a bitter emo- ional estrangement more than a mere difference in age. Every generation is some- hing of a mystery to the one hat it follows and the one that t precedes. But customarily the estrangement is the result of 'riendly misunderstandings and here are areas of reconciliation and avenues that lead to mutual acceptance. The danger of the present generation gap is that there ap- jear to be fewer touching points of agreement than existed in the past. Today's youth seems to re- ;ard the middle-aged not as misunderstanding friends but as actual or potential enemies, rel- cs of an outworn social system who seek not to help them but to crush them. Their now-rite slogan eloquently voices this suspicion: "Don't trust anybody over 30." This slogan is peculiarly an noying to a modern father. He doesn't feel he is inviting his son or daughter to dwell in a rusting rut but to a better way of life he himself did not know when young. He is bewildered by the repudiation of his own values by his own children. Scarred by a great depression and a great world war, he grad gated from school or coBeg into a world that had no job waiting for him and appeared to be indifferent to his welfare. Therefore he puts a high premium now on comfort and security, which he has achieved aft-, r hard, struggling years. But his son today, with a job waiting for him and a welcome mat spread for him by the world, often doesnt want either hat job or to dwell in that world as it stands. "What do the kids of today eally want then?" many a puz- ,led, frustrated, despairing parent asks. The rebelling youth of today don't seem to know either. If hey know their real aims, they are unable to state them clear- y. Do they merely want to tear down what exists and blindly trust that something better will, without plan, inevitably arise? To the middle-aged such an atti- ude is a gamble in ignorance, a [amble doomed to failure. There the generation gap stands now, and if anyone mows a sure way to end that jap by building fresh bonds of nist and affection between the jenerations he has yet to express it in a "a meaningful dia- ogue." Mongolian Spots Mongolian spots are temporary patches of pigmentation which appear upon children usually in the sacrolumbar region, especially among Mon golian peoples. They usually lisappear in early childhood "Copperheads" The men known as Copper heads during the Civil Wa were northern sympathizer with the South. They planne to overthrow the Lincoln gov ernment, but the plot was dis covered and suppressed. It took four minutes fo President Abraham Lincoln t deliver his Gettysbur Address. ^^^ vi,*--~"~»*-•*-— AN ARCTIC FIRST is the Plamenny mercury mine in Chukotka. According to an official Soviet source, this is part of the mine's complex which includes a metallurgical shop, electric power stations and a chemical laboratory. Broadway On The Danube VIENNA—(N E A)—"If you want to see American musical comedy produced in all its glory," says Marcel Prawy, "you must come to Vienna. Prawy, who is executive producer of the Volk- soper, is better known as the man who introduced American musicals to central Europe, which may make him slightly biased. '"Here in Vienna," he says "we believe in the greatness of American musicals. Here we treat them with the respect which you deny them in America." The Volksoper is the only opera house in the world which performs "Kiss Me Kate" as regularly as it does "Madame Butterfly." The secret of Prawy's success in translating American musicals to the Viennese stage is that he concentrates on the singing. "I am not bound by any of the commercial considerations which hamstring most Broadway producers," Prawy explains. "For example, I am not bothered about getting big-name stars—all I am interested in is the voice. The Volksoper's name alone is sufficient guarantee to the public that the production will be of high quality." .For the leading role of Maria in "West Side Story," the Volksoper's biggest success to date, Prawy chose Julie Migenes, an unknown American singer, who had to learn German for the part. Another unknown whom the Vienna-born impresario discovered is Olive Moorefield, who sane Bess in "Porgy and Bess," and who now appears regularly on German television. For "Kiss Me Kate" Prawy brought over Brenda Lewis from New York's Metropolitan Opera company. Prawy usually spends two years working on an American musical, which includes time spent traveling to audition singers in various parts of the world. "I expect my singers to do as well by 'Porgy and Bess' as they would by 'Tosca,' " the im presario explains. Prawy, who studied law and music in Vienna, fled to the United States in 1938 when Hitler annexed Austria (o the German Reich. As a volunteer in the American Army assigned to military intelligence, he first sam pled the new musical sound coming out of America. He became an American citizen, anJ. after the war toured the States as man ager to Jan Kicpura. TEXAN RECALLS 'FLYING 1 IN ENTERPRISE BLAST SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Welon H. Wolfe and Jose R. Garia were less than 30 feet away rom explosions that flatted them on the deck of the nuclear lircrafl carrier Enterprise, but they lived. The two sailors told newsmen Wednesday they still aren't certain what hit them. Wolfe, 22, of Gordon, Tex., remembers only that "I just went flying through the air for no apparent reason." He didn't hear the explosion until afterwards. "Then there was this big boom," he recalled as he sat in his hospital wheelchair. 'It sounded like I was stand- Ing in front of a cannon instead of behind it when it went off." Garcia, 23, of National City, Calif., an Enterprise fireman, fought the resultant fires as more explosions shook the world's biggest warship near Honolulu Jan. 14. The disaster killed 27 men and left R5 injured. Garcia was working near a dozen 250-pound bombs as sailors frantically attempted to "cool them off," and suddenly he was hurled to the flight deck by an explosion. Flames danced on top of him and he couldn't get up. "Nobody came to get me so I laid my head down." Within seconds he was rescued and rushed below decks for treatment. The two men are among eigh Enterprise patients at the burn treatment center at Brooke Army Medical Center. Garcia said he saw "people running around all over the place with their clothes on fire. Pilots were trying to get out of the! aircraft and people were lying around everywhere—I imagine they were dead." Aviation Electrician 3rd Clas Wolfe, son of Mr. and Mrs. Holli L. Wolfe of Gordon, estimate* be was 25-30 feet away from the xpiosion. An aviation flight deck roubteshooter, he had just checked out a plane prior to takeoff when injured in the first series of explosions. Aviation Bosun's Mate 3rd lass Garcia, son of Mr. and tirs. Ray Lamb of National City, aid he was 20-25 feet away. 'I just heard the blast. I idn'tsee anything hit me," Garia said. He didn't even know ie was burned until he got to Triplet general hospital in Hawaii, he said. "I knew I was hurt bad as oon as I looked down and saw jlood spurting out of my legs," he said. The back of his jersey :aught fire. A fellow sailor beat out the flames. He said he remembers looking down at his gloved hands and "the skin was hanging down from my arms just like another pair of gloves." Garcia was burned on his arms, legs back and slightly on the left ear. A few pieces of shrapnel lodged in his leg. Wolfe, who sustained shrapnel wounds and burns on his arms, back and face, said the explosions shook the entire ship. 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