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12 Satesbura Realster-Mail, Galesburg),- HI- Thursday, June 28, 1973 Juvenile Crimes in France Are Growing More Violent By ROSEWE HARGROVE PARIS (NEA) - Juv^nite delinquency is unfortimately as much of A problem hefe as in other countries. Recent statistics show that in France juvenile offenses increased 147 per cent over the last six years. Daily in France, over 250 minors are implicated in a variety of crimes. Thefts come first with 70 per cent, robbery shows 10 per cent, mugging 15.6 per cent, offenses centering on automobiles 14 per cent, with sexual crimes 4.7 per cent. WHAT IS IT .that incites certain adolescents to commit a crime? Since the appearance back in 1960 of the "blousons noirs" (black jackets) one generation of gallic Hell's Angels has bred others. And what concerns sociologists more is that juvenile crimes STC ever more brutal, more ferocious. Why? Who or what is at fault? How explain the "pleasure of killing" manifested by some teenagers? Not all the numerous panel even come rjear to answering the questions. As the popular evening daily France Soir points out, while juvenile delinquency has always existed, although on a minor scale, an ugly new tendency is now apparent. The transition between minor offense and full-blown crime has been swift. In recent months, the young thief has become an armed thug. TO OWN A GUN, to threaten, to kill has become for far too many hooligans symbolic of a power which they need and look for. Mugging is a relatively new development in France. At St. Etienne, a Jarge manufacturing center 'in the southeast, 'the police recently arrested a band of offenders responsible for a number of robberies and attacks on women and elderly people. The two youngest members of the gang were aged 10. In' a residential district of Paris, a postman was attacked and, killed because he refused to hand over his mailbag, His killer was arrested five days later. His age — 16. The murder of a 16-year-old girl, for which a well-known lawyer in a: small mining town of northern France was arrested and spent three months in jail, caused heated controversy throughout France. Since he was freed, one of the girl's schoolmates, has confessed that he was the author of the crime. At the time he was just a little over 16. There are in France groups of voluntary workers whose aim is to rehabilitate youthful offenders. Some are redeemable. The majority are sent to prison or detention homes where they are usually victimized by the unwholesome environments of such institutions. It is interesting to note that no mention is made of drugs or drink in the majority of these aggressions. Addicts, it would apear, fall into an older age group. M. LOUIS SAVINAUD, a retired judge attached to the Paris juvenile court, recently said: "An adolescent is capable of giving the best as well as the worst. Of making sacrifices but also of committing atrocities. The drama of our times is that human life apparently is worthless and this is what influences youthful killers. It is a problem beyond us all." Criminologist V. V. Stanclu declares: "Delinquency exists •in every country, capitalist and Communist alike. Which leads one to wonder Whether there is not a common denominating factor? For example, the bitterness of the. poor girl or boy who feel outcast in an affluent society." Mm. Georgie Muers-Aubertin, lawyer and councilor of the city of Paris, believes that "acts of violence committed by the young would occur less frequently if TV and the movies did not so often feature brutal death to spectators of all ages. On the screen, death becomes an abstraction — the dead are unimportant." There has been much talk of the lack of interest of educators, the weakness or lack ol parental authority. The fact remains that many teen-agers say they are unloved and misunderstood. Proof of this is stressed by .the authorities who point to the number of "fugueurs "-children who run away from home. Ten years ago, 9,000 were registered by the police. Last year the num- for several days, especially if he or she is over 16. Truance, according to M. Lefeuvre, head of the minor's division of the Paris police, is a form of contestation. "The young have acquired an ever-increasing liberty," he declares, "and they rebel more and more against parental authority. The student explosion back in May 1968 which ended by disrupting the entire life of the country, was the natural outcome of a situation which had long been brewing." No parents can understand why their child should ever want to leave home. "He was so happy here" is their invariable comment. But both mother and father see less and less of their offspring. Back from work, they switch on TV, until bedtime. No possible opportunity to talk. ALL TfflS MAY explain why the "commune" idea has taken root in France where 300 were registered in 1972, each grouping a minimum of 10 followers. Police say that 60 per cent of truants are traced or return to their homes after 48 hours. Where have they eaten? Slept? The younger take refuge in cellars attached to every apartment in the skyscraper complexes around Paris or else break into what once was the servants' quarters on the 6th floor of buildings in the wealthier districts. A sign of the times perhaps? There are said to be far fewer cases of truancy due to ber was 33,000. BUT MANY parents do not C^p, HEVtinr 'P.' immediately notify the police A 1 ~" when a child plays "hooky" (Continued on Page 20) NOW Union Optical Co. Featuring UNION OPTICAL PLAN "75th" Year Since 1898" UNION MEMBERS BRING YOUR UNION CARDS MOST FOR YOUR OPTICAL DOLLAR OVER 2000 STYLES OF EYEGLASSES FROM THE LOWEST PRICED TO THE FINEST AVAILABLE INCLUDING HUNDREDS OF NEW METAL STYLES. 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DON'T MISS A LINE of this ad because you may find just what you've been looking for at just a fraction of the original cost. JUST ONEWORDOF CAUTION. Many of these items are one-of-a-kind or very limited supply so SHOP EARLY! HERE WE GO!!! A gorgeous DREXEL 8 pc. Dining Room Suite, includes large breakfront china, table and 6 chairs. Reg. price $1,716.00 — Now only $1,150.00. A BASSETT4 pc. Mediterranen style Bed Room Suite, consisting of large triple dresser and mirror, chest of drawers, queen size head boards, with metal frame. Reg. $469.95. Now an unbelievable $235.00. A discontinued style 5 pc. Card Table and Chair Set, padded seats, Reg. $54.95 value — Now only $26.00. You can use cash or our REVOLV-ACCOUNT. Now here are more great values —Traditional style Sofa, print cover, a $249.95 value . . . Now . . . $149.95. Want to carpet your bed room, den or living room? We have approximately 50 roll ends or carpet remnants, values up to $12.95 sq. yard — now reduced to $4.50 sq. yd. If you need new hall runners or stair carpeting — bring your measurements or count the number of steps — you can find some fantastic bargains, in our odds and ends department. OUR DINETTE DEPARTMENT is LOADED with over 50 sets — some we cannot squeeze on our floor — for example a CHROMCRAFT 48" round black immitation slate top, with 4 chairs, regular $233.00 value, now $119.95. A CHROMCRAFT rectangular Table with 4 chairs, regular $159.95 value, now $99.75. SAVE UP TO $100.00 on other BRAND NAMES such as HOWELL, DOUGLAS, BRODY. SHOP THE BEDDING DEPARTMENT for SEALY and SIMMONS . . . We are over loaded and we must clear out all odds and ends (when you see our huge display you'll knOw why). PERK UP YOUR ROOM with new accessories. Many pictures and plaques are drastically reduced. A new shipment has just arrived and we need wall space to display them. So OUT WITH THE OLD at reductions of Vi or more — LAMPS GALORE, table, swag and floor lamps. One large group of lamps now at Vi price. One group of Sofa Pillows, values to $5.98 each. Now buy a pair for only $5. Something different in an Area Rug, can be used in family room or den — a 4'x6' genuine Steer Hide, with two matching pillows. Regular $109.95 — Now reduced to $59.95. Floor Planters, (discontinued models) are clearance priced at 50% off. NOW IF YOU'RE STILL WITH US we offer an absolutely magnificent Mediterranean Style Black Marble Top Tea Cart at half price. Regular $299.75 — Now only $149.00. For you patio, den or even your pontoon boat, a limited number of canvas seat and back, heavy duty fl dup Directors Chairs. Regular $16.98 or $19.95 values — Close out at $9.98 each. NEED EXTRA ROOM? Look at these terrific buys on Space Saver Furniture. KROEHLER Contemporary Sleep-or-Lounge Sofa, tuxedo arm style, black and white, 100% Vectra upholstery. Regular $399.75 value — Now only $299.75. A vinyl covered Sofa Bed, has small tear in fabric—Regular $129.95—Now $69.95. Sectional type 2 pc. SpaceSaver, as low as $188.00. We have over 50 PIECES OF SLEEPER SOFAS on our floor at all times and right now every one has a huge SALE TAG on it. Don't miss these great bargains. RECORD SMASHING VALUES IN EVERY DEPARTMENT!!! Sturdy Crib w/2 drop sides and 4 position spring, plus foam mattress with wet proof cover — A $59.95 value — Complete for $39.95. WE'VE GOT TO MAKE IT WORTH YOUR EFFORT to come in so look at this PARADE OF VALUES in living room furniture ... A HOWARD PARLOR modern circle Lounge Chair and Ottoman, upholstered in immitation leopard fur. Regular $339.95 now only $199.75. A CHARLES Contemporary Lounge Chair, covi ered in 100% Herculon face fabric. Regular $219.95 — Now $129.95. A KROEHLER $299.75 Colonial Style Sofa, upholstered in 100% nylon face textured cover — Now $219.95. A FUTORIAN 3 pc. Contemporary Sectional Sofa, regular $399.75 — Now only $269.95. Recliners, in assorted styles and fabrics are reduced to as low as $79.95. FLEXSTEEL Folding Rockers, $69.95 values for only $38.00. These are only a few of the wonderful pieces on display in our huge upholstered goods department and it's hard to find one sofa or chair without big savings. Come in and see for yourself, PLEASE NOTE; THIS IS A ST ORB WIDE SALE . . . space does nof permit listing all items . . . SALE STARTS FRIDAY MORNING at 9:00 sharp, CONDITIONS OF SALE* All items on a "first come- first served" basis. All clearance items sold "AS SHOWN." Immediate delivery preferred, no HOLD ORDERS accepted beyond 30 days. OPEN MONDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHTS UNTIL 9 PM 456 E. MAIN , . . Phone 34M138 PARKING IS FREE AND SO CONVENIENT WHSN YOU SHOP AT LBATH'S

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