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February 24, 1971

The Tipton Daily Tribune from Tipton, Indiana · Page 2

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Page 2 THE TIPTON (INDIANA) DAILY TRIBUNE A. Guests Abroad ONE pipeful of hashish can bring a minimum of three years imprisonment in "Hirkey. The penalty Is the sameforacon- - victed American as for anyone else. Warnings have been issued previously r and repeatedly for Americans in Europe to . be careful about drugs. But they do not believe the warnings. They believe that Americans are immune to the laws of other nations while in another nation. Or they believe that America's laws follow them wherever they go. Or that all they have to do is appeal to the U.S. consul and he will repeal the nation's laws as they affect individual American, cases. Barbara M. Watson, administrator of the Bureau of Security and Consular Affairs, sets the record straight in clear terms. Eteven hundred Americans.are in Jails abroad,"more than 700 of them on drug charges. Other nations besides Turkey are taking a harsher line on drug offenses. Not much can be done for a U.S. citizen once accused abroad. The consul can visit him in jail, help him get a lawyer and communicate with his' family, may attend the trial and try to assure fair treatment. Miss Watson says this is not the same kind of - fair treatment the accused would be guaranteed in an American court, but a rather vague standard of accepted international practice. After the U-S. citizen is 'accused and the consul tells what cannot be done for him, •he is in for some more surprises. . First, it is unlikely that he will have a jury trial, or that he • .can confront the witnesses: against him, as would be basic rights in an American court. Nest comes a long spell in jail without bail while his case is 'being investigated before formal charges are entered against him. When the investigation is done the trial will be too short for comfort, unlikely more than a day. Little time will have been given him to.prepare his defense. The path to jail has few obstructions. D there is an appeal it will be decided within a week. • Miss Watson says Americans often receive lighter sentences,, equal or better treatment by the courts, and have better jail accommodations. But a term of years in an old and crowded prison will allow plenty of time to ponder upon the "pleasures" of a brief experimentation with drugs in a country where such practice is looked upon without tolerance. •Americans planning trips abroad, with or without drugs, would do well to listen to their own country's warnings that the laws of. countries they visit are not the laws of our country; After all, they are guests in another's house. What Others Are Saying Sen. Hartke Expresses Grave Concern On Veteran Funding A Tax On Featherbedding Indiana, Ohio and New York, among other states, long have had so-called full-crew laws, which stipulate the crews required oh railroad trains within their borders. Though the alleged aim is safety, about the only purpose the statutes serve any more is to perpetuate costly and unneeded jobs. The same trains operate quite smoothly in other states where "full" crews are not required. After years of trying to persuade the states to drop the special laws, the Eastern railroads are trying a new tack. They propose to levy a charge of $10 a car on freight originating or terminating in Indiana, Ohio and New: York, with the added revenue to cover the cost of the excess workers. The unneeded - cost thus would be passed along to the public, which is plainly not the best solution. But maybe a tax on featherbedding, or the threat of one, will mobilize more support for elimination of these foolish laws. PURSE SNATCHER WEDNESDAY. FEBRUARY 24, 1971 Defensive Drivers Needed To Cope With Traffic "Today's motorist must learn to be a defensive driver in order to cope with the dangers of increasing traffic, V. fcommented Albert E. Huber, executive director of the Indiana Traffic Safety Council. He said public officials have made great strides in the past few years in the areas of legislation, engineering and enforcement, but safety educational efforts involving the public at large still leave much to be done. - Huber called particular attention to the fact that the driving public must be made aware of the ever present necessity for driving defensively. Defensive driving is simply the practice of anticipating potential traffic problems, identifying them rapidly when they .do materialize and taking the necessary corrective or evasive action to avoid becoming involved in an accident situation. This awareness is particularly necessary on today's modern, high-speed, interstate system, Huber said. Being a good defensive driver is an all-inclusive matter ranging from the application of special care for pedestrians, to maintaining proper intervals between cars, routine use of turn signals .when changing lanes, as well as prior to turning, the consistent use of safety belts, and reduced speed when unusual traffic, road or weather conditions are encountered. WASHINGTON, D.C. ^-Senator . Vance Hartke (D-Ind.) yesterday expressed grave concern about the funding of the Veterans.Ad­ ministration in Fiscal 1972. "A reduction now in the VA medical care program cannotbe justified,"- he said. "Money must be provided to keep the VA hospital -system in the forefront in the practice of medicine;" The Senator's remarks were' made before the American Legion Legislative and Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation Commissions at the Sheraton-Park Hotel in Washington. . It was Hartke's first speech before a veterans group since his appointment as . chairman of. the new Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs. , Composed of five Democrats and four Republicans, the Committee, according to Hartke, will be bipartisan in scope. It will deal with such measures as; war pensions, life insurance, veterans compensation, vocational rehabilitation and education, hospitals, soldiers and sailers civil relief, readjustment to civil life and national cemeteries. • "Until this year," said the Senator, "jurisdiction on these . and other matters was divided among various Senate Committees, principally Finance and Labor and Public Welfare. I am proud to have Senator Herman Talmadge (p-Georgia), former chairman of the Finance Subcommittee on Veterans Legislation and Senator Alan Cranston (D- CaL), former, chairman of the Labor and Public Welfare Subcommittee on Veterans Affairs, ^as members of my committee. They bring experience and dedication to the veteran's cause. "I also look forward to a close and friendly relationship with the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, chaired by Olin "Tiger'' Teague of Texas. He has been a great champion of the veteran.". In stating his^ibjectives, the Senator emphasized examining the VA direct loan program, the J Education Assistance Act to improve the G.L.'.bill, and the national cemetery-system. Of the later, Senator Hartke said, "Development of the system has not kept pace with the vast Increase in the number of veterans. Many existing national cemeteries are being closed when filled, and many°areas in the UjS. have no cemetery where veterans can be buried close to their place of residence." The Senator urged leaders tp bear the responsibility of unit- Improve the programs of bene- ihg our people to work for a fits for those men and women better America. "You must help who have served our Nation in me in my efforts to protect and its time of need," he concluded. Concern About Environment Is No Fad As Constructive Programs Are Put to Action By C6ngressman John T. Myers It was just a year ago that President Nixon sent his first . message on the environment to Capitol Hill. You will recall that in that message, the Presi- xieht said: "The time has come when we can wait no. longer to repair the damage already done, and to establish new criteria to guide us in the future." In that message the President outlined a comprehensive, 37- point program, including 23 major legislative proposals which I co-sponsored in the House of Representatives, and 14 new administrative actions. . While the overall legislative record of the 91st Congress was far from impressive, I do believe we made a noteworthy beginning in laying the groundwork for cleaning up our environment. Congress passed the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 which, among other things, established the President's Council on Environmental' Quality; we passed the Clean Air Act Amendments which set national air quality standards; we approved the Resource Recovery Act which deals with solid waste disposal and recycling programs; we passed tough new oil spill legislation; and we approved an executive reorganization plan creating the Environmental Protection Agency headed by aHoos- ier, William Ruckelshaus. I supported each of these measures. and have reintroduced a number of proposals this year which did not come before the 91st Congress dealing with water pollution control, waste treatment facilities and environmental financing authority. In addition, I am co-sponsor of legislation designed to prevent oil spills along our nation's coastline. In his second message to Congress last week, President Nixon took note of past accomplishments but also underscored those pieces of . unfinished, business carried over from last year's agenda. It is perfectly clear that this Administration, unlike those In the past, not only talks about the environmental crisis but is doing something about it. Concern about the environment is no fad. It is now our national policy to systematically defend our environment from all assaults. Heading the list of those measures which should receive priority consideration in the 92nd Congress are: A $12-billion, 3-year program to construct municipal waste treatment facilities with half of those funds coming from the Federal Government; Charges on sulfur oxides and lead to supplement regulatory controls on air pollution;. Comprehensive improvement in pesticide control authority; and A Federal procurement program to encourage recycling of .paper. Other measures would regulate toxic substances, ocean dumping, noise pollution and strip mining. Land use decisions would be guided by other measures expanding open space and recreation programs; the wilderness, areas preservation program and regulating sites for powerplant construction. In addition, the President has. proposed a World Heritage Trust to promote international cooperation in preserving parks and areas of unique cultural value around the world. At a time when there are many issues that divide us, I welcome so clear and strong a call to a cause that finds broad support in boty'parties, all generations and an parts of the country. I welcome . the President's challenge for congressional action on his proposals and 1 join with him in challenging the American people, and indeed, the peoples of the world, to play their, part In cleaning up and restoring our precious environment. The Tipton Tribune 221-223 E. Jefferson Street Tipton, Indiana 46072 - Phone 675-2115 By carrier, in city............. 45? per week BY MAIL: Tipton and adjacent Counties: 1 year $11.00 6 months 6.50 3 months 3.50 Subscription PAID IN ADVANCE - No mail subscription accepted where carrier delivery is maintained. Member: UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL Entered as Second Class Matter October 4, 1895 at the Post Office in Tipton, Indiana, under the Act of Congress of March 3, 1897. SECOND-CLASS POSTAGE PAID IN TIPTON, IND. Published Daily ExceptSunday "If every driver would simply to accept. On Indiana's heavily stop to think of the numerous traveled streets and highways, hazards of traffic before getting defensive driving may well be behind the wheel, the need for de- : necessary for survival," Huber tensive driving would be easier, concluded. 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