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PAGE FOUR ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 1963 Editorial ; See You Tomorrow, Paf Timely page 1 stories in Saturday's Telc- praph reminded our readers that, for good reasons, Illinois and its component municipalities have outlawed sale and discharge of fireworks — except under special license. This well-established legislation — prevalent in a huge majority of this nation's stales, is not without foundation in modern concepts of constructive living, though to some it may seem funspoiling hairsplitting. It could have been expected from the first that a ban on fireworks would be a challenge to thousands to break it and eventually force its dissolution. Surprisingly though, the ban has been extremely effective, even in this area only a few miles from what our writer, George Leiglity, was pleased to term a "Las Vegas of the fireworks business" on Missouri Point. Some of us miss the old thrill of hearing the big crackers go off near us, naturally. Some, in years of yore, were quite ingenious in developing bigger thrills. There was, lor instance, the carbide can. Every neighborhood had a supply of carbide around in those days. Battery lamps for bicycles were practically unknown. A friction lid can with a hole punched in the bottom was an instrument, for frightful sounds. You dropped a piece of carbide in the can. spit on the sizzling chemical, jammed the lid on tight, let the gas generate for a few seconds, then, holding the can down on its side (aimed away from everyone) under one foot, you touched a match to the hole in the bottom. Not only was the explosion terrifying, but the lid of the can provided an exhilarating and laugh provoking anti-climax as it clattered 50 feet or so up the street, its non- streamlined shape notwithstanding. We don't know how many youths nowadays arc losing their hearing prematurely as a result of this old instrument of neighborhood torture. But it was fun while it lasted, and we hope, in disclosing the secret, that there arc no stocks of carbide handy in the community. It could have been dangerous, too. No one could ever tell how many blasts one shorten- ing can would List through. We're thankful these instrument of danger and their use now have been discouraged by law. lo replace them the automobile has loomed as a far more maiming and death- dealing weapon. \\'c have time now to think a bunt our safe conduct at the wheel over the four-day holiday weekend this year. Automobiles cannot very well be outlawed, but they can be used carefully and with judgment. Our favorite way to use one over July 4 or any holiday is to walk up to it first thing after breakfast, give it a respectful pat on the side, and say: "Sorry pal. Guess 1 won't be driving you till it's time to start for work tomorrow morning." ***** Command Chaos Reports of "landings" by anti-Castro forces in Cuba and purported reports from them give cause once more to string along with President Kennedy in his cautious approach to support of such attempts. While one Cuban Revolutionary County boasted of the thrust onto the island, two other exile groups in l : lorida argued that even if the landings had been made, they did more harm than good. And the leader of one resigned over the irresponsible procedure. This lack of unanimity and apparent three-way split among the exiles is enough in itself to convince that the United States has no business officially supporting any organization or program that demonstrably is so difficult of control — either by us or by its command. The exile organizations still are a bruised reed liable to stab us in the hand if we lean upon it. Still more, the landings such as those reportedly made or especially faked broadcast reports of them, could just as well be the old communist technique of letting a controlled uprising get started just to flush out those who would be tempted to join in. Part of Communist Strategy? Apparently Premier Nikita Khrushchev has been able to get a strong rebuttal from his Communist Party Central Committee against Red China's latest attack on Moscow's ideology. This, in view of the purported division Crossing Stops The Illinois Central Railroad's general counsel, Joseph B. Wright, has thrown a provocative thought for the public to mull over for a while. He urges installation of octagonal "Stop" signs at railroad crossings instead of the familiar crossarms. Thus a full stop by all motor traffic at railroad crossings would be required. He pointed out that Michigan's action in this direction at 600 railroad crossings had been accompanied by an 85 per cent reduction in accidents and a 98 per cent cut in fatalities at these crossings. We would sympathize with giving serious thought to this proposal — but we say extremely serious thought. It should be given on both sides. High selectivity should be exercised in establishing these stops. And railroads would be well advised to think about removing some of their less useful crossings, •which sometimes persist as a mere matter of holding right of way. amid Red Russian leadership over co-existence and the conquest by violence conception of communism, would make it appear that Khrushchev still had a strong hold over his comrades. And this impression may well be just what the Communists seek to give as this country presses for summit talks. The pose could be a convenient one to pull us into such talks under the impression that Russia sincerely was seeking peace without military conquest. We cannot afford to pass up such talks. Nevertheless we must beware of the always strong probability that the image of a split between Russia and Red China is just that — an image which can be conveniently manipulated to the benefit of communism. ***** California Did It Before it's too late, the Illinois General Assembly might take note that the California legislature can now chalk up on its credit board a ban against discrimination in housing. While the law carries no criminal penalties, it carries a $500 damages clause. The law will be enforced by the Fair Employment Practices Commission. Illinois now has such a commission which is getting its program of enforcement and guidance well under way. James Marlow Says: Powers Sought for Attorney General B.v JAAIKS MARLOW Associated Press News Analyst WASHINGTON (AP)— President Kennedy stopped short — in his civil rights program — of asking Congress to give the attorney general all the authority some integrationist leader's want him to have. But, if Congress granted all the President did ask, the attorney general would have far more muscle in civil rights cases. Southern Democrats will fight this just as they will Kennedy's request for a law to make private business places stop discrimination against Negroes. Both are sore points. It was in 1957 that Congress passed the first civil rights bill in this century after strenuous opposition by the South, particularly on this issue: A provision in the bill that year Alton Evening Telegraph Published Dally by Alton Telegraph Printing Company P. B. COUSLEY, Publisher PAUL S. COUSLEY, Editor Subscription price 40c weekly by carrier; by mall $12 a year In Illinois and Missouri, $18 In all other states. Mall subscriptions not accepted In towns where carrier delivery la available. MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press IB exclusively entitled to the use for publication of all newt dispatches credited in this R aper and to the local news pub- shed herein. MEMBER. THE AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATION Local Advertising Rates and Con tract Information on application at the Telegraph business office, ill Eait Broadway. Alton. III. National Advertising Representatives; The BranhMo Company, Naw York, Detroit «nd St, Louis. o give the attorney general power 0 seek a court injunction against inyone depriving anyone of his civil rights in any field. That covered the whole show. In the end the Southerners \von ind this provision was knocked out but they had to make a con- •ession. They didn't win a full victory. The bill which passed Congress did strengthen the attorney general's hand in the voting field. The 1957 law said he could seek njunction.s when an individual was deprived of his voting rights. Then in 1960 Congress passed a second civil rights bill. This added 1 bit to the attorney general's luthority by giving him the right o demand voting records fo,- 2'2 months back in federal elections. And federal courts, in districts where the records were ques- ioned, could compel voting officials to comply with the attorney general's demand. All this could be considered )rogress but it was slow. And the •esults were not dazzling. Just ast month Berl I. Bernhard, staff director of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, told Congress: Since 1957 the attorney general's office had instituted 38 lawsuits in voting rights cases but a substantial number of Negroes were being denied the right to vote in about 100 counties in eight Southern states. In his civil rights proposals last week Kennedy asked Congress to give the attorney general a much broader sphere of action by authorizing him to step in directly in two additional fields: 1. To seek a court injunction against a segregated public school which refused to admit a Negro child if the parent couldn't afford a legal fight or was afraid to start it. Even this wouldn't he as sim pie, direct or fast as it sound n trying to get a business place o stop discriminating against Ne .jroes. Under Kennedy's plan ther would be room for a lot of delaj before the attorney general wen to court to put an end to the dis crimination. The court actioi would be the last resort. First the effort would have ti tie made—through talk and at tempted persuasion—to get th proprietor of a business place ti stop discriminating. If that failec the attorney general would go t court. There is one way, however, i .vhich the attorney general coulc skip the talk and go directly to court for an injunction: if he felt any effort to get voluntary com- plinnre was useless. Today's Prayer Straighten me out, 0 Lord, and prevent my doing the wrong I should not do, yet so do often, and hold me to doing the good which I should do, yet so often do not. Strengthen me, 0 Lord, to do what I know to be right, no matter how hard and costly; and let me not yield to the temptation to do less than my best or to compromise or rationalize my own desire so that I see thorn as Thy will. Leave me not without Thy strengthening and guiding pre sence for a single moment this day; in Christ's name. Amen. --James W. Kennedy, N.Y.C., rector, The Church of the Ascension. (© 1063 by the Division of Christian Education, National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U. S. A.) David Lawrence President's Aim in Trip To Europe WASHINGTON — Whether or not a president of the Uniti-d Stairs should put aside his offi •ial activities in Washington and nake a trip to Europe 3,000 miles away has often been debated bill never resolved to everybody's satisfaction. Yet the most import int reason for a president to go 0 Europe, or anywhere else i broad, is to accomplish som n thing he can never do by stay tig home — to sway the tides of public opinion on issues of the day. Few people on Ihis side of the ocean are aware of the difficulties of getting across the American viewpoint abroad. The press n Europe nowadays treats (he United States better than it did n past decades, but the news »apprK rarely print in full the speeches or press conferences o! 1 president or his secretary of state. These are not often broadcast. Editorials continuously print .•riticisms, hut the millions of peo pie in Western Europe rarely lave an opportunity to get first land the fundamentals of American policy because local differences are accented. When a president goes abroad, herefore, what he says and does Becomes news that gets more space than when it is cabled or •adioed from far-away America. Mr. Kennedy has been criticized or takinj* a trip to Europe at a ime when he has some pressing problems at home. But he couldn't cancel his arrangements without evoking more criticism and hurt- ng the feelings of the various governments concerned. The most important issue in Europe today is whether a coalition of the free governments of he West can function effectively. Economic reasons for an alliance are numerous in theory, but in ractice there are barriers due to rationalistic emotions and self-invest of a material nature. Tendency to Part Politically, there is usually no lifficulty in maintaining the Western Alliance whenever there s real danger on the horizon. As a war scare recedes, however, here is a tendency for each of he governments to go its own vay. Perhaps the most surprising tiling about Mr. Kennedy's trip o Europe is that he felt it necessary to declare that the United States intends to defend each anc every one of its allies which might be atlacked. It is surprising because such an utterance vould seem to be wholly unnecessary. For the same pledge was written into the North Atlantic treaty, which shortly after World War II was ratified by the Senate o£ the United States. No suggestion has been made from any official source in this country that the treaty be discarded. But there have nevertheless been rumors abroad that, if th< European countries didn't stay together and share more of the expense of defending themselves the United States would go it> own way. Such expressions are not a reflection of the true wishei or purpose of the American peo pie. The Western countries, in eluding West Germany, form a barrier against Communist attack by conventional forces. And if a nuclear stalemate is inevitable, i is therefore the war by conven tional arms that is most to feared. There has been of late much emphasis on a nuclear force t which several of the Western na tions could contribute. As yet, ni satisfactory formula has been evolved. The fact remains thai until something better come along, the United States is pledge to use its nuclear power anyhov to defend Western Europe agains any kind of attack by the Com munist bloc. Need Reassurance The peoples of Western Europ constantly need reassurance. Th peoples of the Soviet Union, too need to be told again and agai that the United States will en ploy its forces solely to repel at tack and there should be no woi ry about a war so far as act by this country are concerned. Mr. Kennedy can help sooth the feelings of Western leader who may have heard this o that rumor about a deviation i America's foreign policy whic would permit the Communists a opportunity to make gains at th expense of Western Europe. Bi when the President speaks tocln on foreign policy, he is express ing the true determination of th United States lo defend Europ against attack and also America basic purpose to try every peace ful process to avoid a major wa On the whole, the absence o President Kennedy from t h i country for less than a fortnigh can hardly encourage any extren ists here to try out some ne species of demonstration of t h "civil rights" issue. Nor nan interrupt the normal functionir of government. Mr. Kennedy ha available the latest facilities f< instant telephone and radio con munication. If a traveling chief executiv can carry on for a few days ir side Europe a crusade to foste THE LITTLE WOMAN "Have a nice vacation, dear—I'll pick you up in two weeks!" Renders Forum Beer or Everything? Concerning the boycott of ce.r- lin beer brands by the ministers roup in Alton: It is good to see reachers take a stand against trong drink. May I ask the ministers involv- d in the beer dispute about their land on whiskey, wine, other ame brands of beer and ALL ntoxicants sold all over Alton, r anywhere else for that matter? As ministers 'of God's Holy ruth, do they take a stand from racial standpoint, only? Do tlie reachers endorse the taverns in olved, and would they endorse tag beer, or any other liquor if were made by "integrated" lants? May the c h u r c h-going public now what faiths are involved in lis racial dispute over liquor? "I am asking these questions be- cause of a deep concern and interest in the preachers' involvement, as I feel the church-going public would like to know what kind of salvation they preach. My heart is very close to preaching Jesus Christ and God's plan of salvation to ALL people, as my son is a young minister and we are Church of Christ. We are against drinking ALL beer and intoxicating beverages and peddling such not just for reason of race, but because of religion. May I challenge the Ministers Committee on Employment Relations to clarify their stand on "booze" and taverns, please? Christians of the area await their answer. MRS. VELMA SIMONS 116 Hanner, East Alton 25 and 50 Years Ago Who Needs Attacking As of June 17 L. U. Craddick oomed the United States to de- ruction if the John Birch Society ver got control of our govern- lent. If Mr. Craddick would face all le facts, he probably would tioose the John Birch Society, mself, since the purpose of the ociety is to protect our form of overnment as it was originally et up with its checks and bal- nces. However, this republic is now nder serious attack from the lommunists within and without, nd every iair minded, informed a friendlier and more understand- ng public opinion in the world, is mission is worthwhile. For f it will help bring the peoples if Europe closer to America, especially at a time when petty iolitics and nationalistic frictions lave given a mistaken appearance of weakness in the western alliance, it is a constructive step, he meaning of which will not be ost on Moscow either. (© 19B3. N.Y. Herald-Tribune, Inc.) person admits this. So what do we do? Stick their heads in the sand and ignore the danger, or do we take action against it? As for Mr. Welch calling Mr. Eisenhower a Communist, this is not true. The remark Mr. Welch made was taken out of context and expanded into a weapon to destroy him and the John Birch Society. And some people keep attacking any organization that dares to do something about Communism within our country. Why do they never attack the Communists and their diabolical schemes and conspiracy. JAMES A. BONYAI 3209 Duco St. ForumWriters,Note Writer's names and addresses must be published with letters to the Readers Forum. Letters must be concise (preferably not over 150 words). AH are subject to condensation. CROSSWORD By Eugene Sbeffer 30 4-o 47 5O 41 42- 31 r, llff 7 54 4-3 20 45 2.9 4-fo HORIZONTAL 1. Chinese wax B. droop 8. operatio star 12. god of lova 13. the yellow bugle 14. Dutch chees* 15. food fish. 16. seine 17. young horse 18. garment parts 20. make* angry 21. unused 22. married 23. thrashe* 26. caves 30. blunder 31. barter 33. consume* 34. mode of expression 86. range of hills 38. time of life 39. garment edge 40. twilled fabric 43. formalist* in teaching 47. medley 48. split pulse 49. pierce with horn* 60. wlnglike 61. national god of Tahiti 52. nedact 53. pallid 64. obtain 65. serpent lizard VERTICAL 1. chums 2. man's name 3. solitary 4. silvery 5. a tendon 6. the birds 7. narrow channel 8. determine 9. heathen image Answer to yesterday's puzzle. Avenge time ol •oluttun: 24 mlnutei. (O 1968, King Features Synd., Inc.) CRYPTOQUIPS 6-25 10. valley (poetic) 11. Danish territorial division* 19. trace 20. venerated 22. small mas* 23. couch 24. son of Gad 25. segment of circle 26. is able 27. a color 28. inferior horse 29. aainte (abbr.) 82. fish eggt 35. Hindu poet 37, likenesso* 39. Spartan serf 40. cleansing agent 41. girl's name 42. coin of Morocco 43. peel 44. a pro- tuberano* 45. journey 46. matchea groups 48. canine FKQO VXUWFCACHH WTVUWOH XQK VKXTVFACHH. CRfiA/KVB AKTIST VAJUBS ALL June 2 5,193 8 The Alton-Wood River district was one of four Illinois manufacturing areas to show both employment and payroll increases for May, along with Belleville, East St. Louis, and Springfield counter to a downtrend as a whole. Here employment increased 2 per cent and the payrolls 4.8 per cent. Chief employment gain was in stone, clay, glass, chemicals, and allied products. Payrolls included also machinery, leather, and their related products. Wendell Bode, 14, who at 12 suffered a spinal fracture when a chair was pulled away as he sat down, was again hospitalized. He had sustained a broken leg when struck by a hit-and- run bicycle rider near Milton playground. Perry Campbell, returning home on his bicycle from Alton Boxboard's midnight shift, suffered arm and head injuries when struck by an automobile. He was moved to St. Joseph's Hospital. He, his infant daughter, Nancy Anne, a surgical patient in a St. Louis hospital, and his wife, who was ill at home, would all be apart until Campbell could be discharged from the hospital. The daughter had been been scheduled for discharge the day of the accident. Betty Jo Norris of Alton had been elected grand charity officer of the Order of Rainbow Girls at its convention in Rock Island. Austin Lewis of Granite City filed as a candidate for state's attorney of Madison County, in the special Aug. 30 primary. A public auction of equipment was the last phase prior to closing of CCC Camp Graham in Marquette Park, where 130 men had been housed while building summer camps on the grounds. The new social activity status symbol was the game of Mar-ches-check, commonly known in America as Chinese checkers. The game was reported to contain the essense of the world's three oldest games: Chess, checkers and Chinese marbles. Jess Miller, Bethalto barber, who had converted a street-car into a barber shop, said that it was the "best shop" he had ever had in his 15 years in the trade. The canine census of Alton showed 2,051 owners. The census was made in house-to- house canvass by patrolmen in preparation for enforcement of the licensing and immunizing ordinyjice. June 25,1913 Following a spring season that brought eight conventions to Alton, summer opened with still another — that of Illinois Monument Dealers Association. Meeting of the tombstone dealers was housed at Illini Hotel. H. L. Harford had arranger) a social program for *he visitors. They spent the afternoon on the upstream excursion of the Str. Alton, leaving their main business session for the following day. The swimming school at the YMCA pool was attracting a larger patronage than ever before and thus far more than 100 boys had earned proficiency badges. Ability to swim a minimum of 20 feet was required for a badge. More changes than ever before were being made in the faculty of Shurtleff College. President George M. Potter announced appointment of six new instructors and indicated one or two additional appointments might be made. Wood River Drainage & Levee District commissioners were advertising a third time for proposals of contractors on two sections of heavy grading required for confining Unruly Wood river. A second set of bids had been rejected because they were too far above the engineers' estimate. Contractors contended the moist ground conditions for the grading had made lower bids impossible. Rock Spring Country Club members, meeting in Illini Hotel, approved final revisions in the plans for their club house, and gave their building committee authority to proceed with its construction. The club proposed to handle construction without a contractor, engaging a competent building superintendent to direct the project with union labor. The basement story was to be of stone and brick masonry, the second story of frame, and a broad veranda was to be a feature. Eugene Grosh of 801 Henry St. incurred a scalp laceration in diving from the 25-foot platform at the Piasa Chautauqua pool and was attended by a doctor from Grafton. At. time of the mishap he was attending a reunion of the 1911 Alton high school graduating classes. The same day, Leo Grosh, a Telegraph carrier, was bitten by a dog while on his paper route. Reinforced concrete footings and foundations were being poured in Alton Cemetery for Grandview Mausoleum. Drew Pearson's Merry-Go-Round JFK Treads on Eggs' with Erhard WASHINGTON — President <ennedy skirts gingerly around a lelicate personal cleavage today ,vhen he confers with Vice Chancellor Ludwig Erhard. He will >kirt around an even more delicate political cleavage in Berlin omorrow. "It's significant that he has to ;o to a different city, Frankfurt, :o confer wi h the man who soon will take over the government of West Germany. They will not confer in Bonn, capital of Germany. The adroit shift of scene was arranged because the Grand Old Man of Germany, now 87 years old and about to bow out of public office, is more sensitive than a retiring Metropolitan Opera star about taking the final bows without being nudged by an understudy. Adenauer has castigated Srhard publicly as a weakling, at first refused to get out at all inally had to be served an ultimatum that he must step down as chancellor. This should not reflect on Adenauer's great job in picking up he shattered German republic. But the fact that President Kennedy had to make a special trip .o Frankfurt to see the next chancellor of Germany highlights a difference more important than merely a clash of personalities, t also highlights growing differences between the old and the new n regard to the No. 1 political problem which concerns the United States, Russia, and most of Europe — unification of Germany. Two Separate Germany); Chancellor Adenauer viewed two separate Germanys the way George Meany, president ol the AFL-CIO, views the Yaft- Hartley Act. Meany knows the Taft-Hartley Act is not going to ae repealed, but he isn't going to shout about it at labor meetings. Likewise, German political leaders know the two Germanys are not going to be united for a long time to come — if ever — but hey are not going to shout about it in campaign speeches. They have come to live with the two Germanys, just as George Meany has come to live 'with the Taft-Hartley Act; and a lot of them privately like the idea of continuing to live that way, just as a lot of labor leaders privately like living with the Taft-Hartley Act. And since the symbol of unification was Berlin and the reason Berlin has been kept alive as a red hot issue has been the idea that someday it would be restored as the capital of a united Germany, this new thinking should make it easier to find a solution for the Berlin problem. The exit of Konrad Adenauer should also make it easier. Mayor Willy Brandt of West Berlin is not nearly as rabid on the question of Berlin as the old chancellor. Brandt last summer gave me the same solution for Berlin suggested by Khrushchev —namely an independent city protected by UN troops and serving as the capital for part of the UN. So the shifting of President Kennedy's talks from Adenauer in Bonn to Ludwig Erhard in Frankfort today may be symobilic of subsequent important political changes. This, however, will depend in part on what the President does in Berlin tomorrow. TrusMJusting <Idler IN Out House Judiciary Chairman Emanuel "Manny" Celler, despised on Wall Street but beloved in Brooklyn, will try to extricate himself today from his own political manipulations, which may put an end to his celebrated trust-busting. He was as eager to give up his Anti-Monopoly subcommittee and take over the Immigration sub committee that he may end up ;osing both. The verdict should be reached behind closed doors this morning by the full Judiciary tommittee. Manny's maneuvering began alter the death of Pennsylvania's Francis "Tad" Walter, who had headed the Immigration subcommittee. Manny has always wanted to run this powerful subcommittee because it passes on all private bills, thus puts the chairman in a key bargaining position to bring pressure to bear on his colleagues. For private bills are dear to the heart of every congressman. As judiciary chairman, Celler appointed himself to fill the vacancy created by Walter's death. This automatically meant giving up the anti-monopoly subcommittee. For years, Celler's antitrust investigations have made his voice heard from the White House to Wall Street. He dug into most of the conflict of interest scandals that rocked the Eisenhower administration. His investigation of the shipping industry forced a complete shakeup of the Maritime Commission. On the other hand, he has started many investigations with a roar that ended in a whisper. His bold probes into radio-TV and newspaper monopolies, for instance, mysteriously fizzled out. Yet Manny didn't hesitate to give up his tryst-busting in order to become lord of the private bills, and moved behind closed doors last week to enlarge the Immigration subcommittee from five to seven members, so that with two extra votes he could control it. The Judiciary committee, however, rebelled against its chairman, rejected his expansion plan. (O 1963, Bell Syndicate, Inc.) MIRROR OF YOUR MIND By J08EP " W111INEV age speed demons are motivated by the suspicion that they are lacking in masculinity. To quell this gnawing anxiety, they exhibit devil-may-care tendencies behind the wheel. The tough- minded teenager feels secure in his masculine role, and has no compulsive need to prop up his ego with eye-catching bravado when he drives an automobile. Is morning tint host time to work? Answer: Yes, for most people. It is well known that the temperature of the average individual tends to fall when he goes to sleep and to rise when he wakes up. As a result the rising hour is t h e most productive in mental and physical activity for most people, but that is not always the case. Since every person is different, some reach their temperature and work peak shortly after awakening; others do not hit their full stride until several hours later. Da ulcers thrive on drlvu? Answer: Yes, and anything that reduces the accompanying tension may ease ulcer pains. As a rule, ulcer sufferers are hard-driving and overly conscientious, and when their characteristic tempo is slowed down, they get along fairly well. This slow-down mi^ht be an enjoyable vacation, a few KI . ., ,. ,, nights of restful sleep, an occasAnxnvr: Not if they are really |onal day off (o ram '' or ^ ^ tousli minded. Dr. Jerome Kum- the N. Y. Yankees, almost any- mer, University of California psy- thing that gets the ulcer-prone in- du'alrist, said recently that teen- dividual's mind off himself. (O 1063, King Features. Synd., Inc.) Are tough teen-agers traffic terrors?