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Wednesday, June 14, 1972
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It's Tough Getting Used to the Ways Of a Revolution By TOM TIEDE DACCA, Bangladesh— (NBA) —Prime Minister Sheikh Mujibur Rahman stepped out on his balcony the other day to acknowledge the shouts of several hundred schoolgirls who had come to pay their respects. "Bangabundhu!" "Isn't he handsome." "Joi Bangla!" The sheikh was enormously pleased. He smiled. Waved. And pointed to individual twitterers. Then he ordered every car in the street commandeered to take the girls back to their classes in style. The incident, a nice piece of cake for the children, is a small peek at a reason for Mujib's enormous popularity in this new nation. It is also a glimpse at a reason for multiplying internal problems. Not every motorist pressed into service that day appreciated the sheikh's generosity. "But, but. . ." sputtered one angry taxi driver ". . . he can r t do this. This is my car, not his." The cab driver, like many people in Bangladesh, is having a hard time getting used to the ways of the revolution. Mujib's government is founded on four "pillars": nation- alism, democracy, secularism and socialism. Translated, this means sharing the wealth.' "We are all brothers now," says Mujib. "But some of the brothers, those with a few rupees in their pockets, are clearly sour at the new fraternity.' 1 "Before the war, when we were East Pakistanis," says a postal clerk, "I was earning twice the salary I make today. When the new nation was created, everybody's pay was cut by half. I am for the new nation. I am for Sheikh Mujib. But why should my salary be cut?" The why is quite easily explained. Bangladesh is broke. Much of the nation's industry, devastated by the nine- month war with Pakistan, is still not operating. Farming has been so hard hit that present grain reserves, less than a month's supply for the population, are at an all time low. Export trade has disappeared. Toni Hagen, an official of the U.N. relief operation here, says Bangladesh can't profit a dime this year, and must have at least $1 billion in international help to even make ends meet. And whatever financial gifts .are forthcoming will not go to pay MMPA DAILY NIWS 7 PAMPA, TEXAS MthYEAR Wednesday, June 14, l»72 Butz Predicts Big GOP Win In November GALVSSTON, Tex. <AP) The Republican party is "going to win big" in November because "the greatness of this President and this administration are becoming clear," Secretary of Agriculture Earl L. Butz said Tuesday His remarks were made in a keynote address prepared for the state GOP convention. "We're going to tramp the living daylights out of whomever the Democrats nominate," Butz declared. "A strong affirmative Republican campaign ... will be persuasive and attractive to voters in all sectors of American life." The secretary then ticked off what he said were the beliefs of the Nixon administration: —"Building a lasting peace with honor; —"Getting the facts to the people rather than making decisions for the people; —"Decentralizing government; —"Public servants rather than a proliferating bureaucracy; —"Making progress through people than promising miracles through gradiose programs." Butz illustrated his points with farm and ranch examples. He said Nixon supported him when the secretary spoke out for the farmers in the face of rising food prices. "The facts arc on the side of the farmer," he said. Another point, Butz said, is the administration's plan to shift decision-making emphasis away from Washington and "give farmers maximum latitude in making decisions which bring them the post profit while at the same time making the adjustments necessary to keep production in line with needs." He said the Agriculture Department and "all parts of government" are moving to place .decision making as close to the people involved as possible. "Power is moving back to you rather than out of your reach." Butz said. On making progress through people, he said the administration is dedicated to giving farmers and ranchers the opportunity to earn an adequate income and assuring Jobs for rural families. ••We're not developing a rural America from Washington," the secretary said. "The growth must come from rural America, and that's where this administration's emphasis is centered. We're assisting with facts and with expertise." Seventy-five per cent of visitors to New York City arrive by air, reports the Air Transport Association. SHEIKH MUJIBUR RAHMAN pillars and confusion. Mainly About Wheeler ByRENASIVAGE Clarence Whittenburg. former Wheeler resident and son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Burgess, was ordained May 28 at the Dill City Baptist Church. The Rev. Jim Standridge. Wichita Falls, evangelist, preached the ordination sermon. The Rev. Chester O'Brian, Amaritlo. area missionary who performed the marriage ceremony for the couple, conducted the examination. Rev. Murl Rogers, pastor of First Baptist Church, Shamrock, presented Rev. Whittenburg with a Bible, a gift from First Baptist Church. Dill City. The Whittenburgs have three children. Maurice 16. Marianne 14andMelinda9. Mrs. Tressie Blocker left Sunday for California to attend the graduation exercises of her granddaughter, Rhonda Clemens. Mrs. Blocker is an employee of the Wheeler Posl Office. Mr. Curtis Kidwell. Glen Gaines and son Rusty, were business visitors in Amarillo. Saturday. Miss Debbie Knight. Dallas, is spending the summer with Mr. and Mrs. Darrell, Hutchinson and Mr. and Mrs. Lem Gaines. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Sivage and Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Johnson left Monday morning for a week's vacation with Mrs. Johnson's sister, Mrs. Hattie Odil and family. Mr. and Mrs. Terry Vanpool and children of Mineral Wells visited the weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bud Vanpool. Mr. and Mrs. Verbon Smith ana Cindy left Sunday for Wichita, Kan. for Mrs. Smith to have a medical checkup and visit his sister. Mr. and Mrs. Richmond Davis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Lynnita Pauline, to James Michael Conway, son of Mr. and Mrs. John P. Conway, Lawton, Okla. A July 8 wedding is being planned by the couple. Miss Melonia Gay Miller became the bride of Steve Simmons June 10 in the Kelton Baptist Church. Miss Miller is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D.V. Miller and Simmons is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Simmons. Mrs. Simmons is a graduate of the Wheeler Senior class of 1972. He is associated with his father in farming. Used His Own Money An organist of wide repute, Dr. Albert Schweitzer originally equipped and maintained his hospital in French Equatorial Africa from the proceeds of organ recitals ai?d lectures in Europe, according t o Encyclopaedia Britannica. Mr. and Mrs. Larry Tracy are the parents of a son, Lance Roy, born at Parkview Hospital. Tracy is band director in the Wheeler schools. Boyice Farris has recently been moved from an Amarillo hospital to Parkview Hospital. He is reported to be doing well but will have to remain in the hospital for an indefinite time. His brother. Earl Farris, Palmsdale, Calif, has been visiting Boycie. postal clerks, but feed the majority of the 75 million population that is undernourished, repair the more than 200 destroyed bridges and shelter the more than 10 million people whose homes were wiped out during the combat. Yet though the nation's plight is well known to the man on the street here, some citizens are still more willing to make an individual rather than a united effort towards rehabilitation. "I came from India in 1947 with nothing," says a fabric store owner. "I built myself up then and I can do it again. But I don't know if I can work with government meddling and fixed prices. I like the free market. Socialism—well, I don't know." Many others don't know either. Store owners in some major towns have been almost routinely robbed by "socialists" who claim they are redistributing the wealth. Bus drivers are hailed down by nonpaying passengers who say" the free ride is a form of revolutionary humanity. Hotel employes have refused to degrade themselves by making room beds. A woman in Dacca was recently set upon by zealous students because she was walking empty-handed while her servant was carrying baskets. "The whole thing is getting out of control," says a Bengali employe of the U.S. gov- ernment here. "Some of these so called socialists are not satisfied just to take the shirt off a moneymaker; they wan, to see the man standing tnere totally naked." The grumbling here, though growing, is still discreet. Bengalis are patriots, if nothing else, at least for the present, and nobody wants to be classified, in Sheikh Mujib's ominous term, as an "enemy of socialism." Mujib is not a hard-hander, put everybody gets the point when he talks of "overall change in the mentality in which the workers worked under the capitalist system." Still, once a capitalist, always a etc. And profiteering goes on. The black market thrives in Dacca. Prostitutes carry on their labor as before. The hotel help who won't make beds damn well want tips anyway. The blind beggars still can tell if the donation is a rupee or a ringer. And virtually everybody in government service will relax the national ideals for an envelope full of payola. As for the commandeered, disgruntled cab driver mentioned above? The girls he drove to school shared their lunches with him. That saved him two rupees at noontime. And he wrangled one more rupee tip. Joi Bangla. (NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSN.) CAPRI Admiuion - Ad 1.25 Ch .50 Op«n 7:00 Show 7:30 - 9:35 STARTS TODAY!! For One Week gpil oi|e ofjfl ft0 mioucnotf LflNSBURV oMoTOfnUNSON mrn-m- mm ... and meet King Leonidus and his zany cartoon friends! MUM I- .ID MUUMOM.UBM O*MOWWM» •» WXWUO n MUltO W *i*4*.SHiSHU*»tflttiv\lWUUtM IrainKOSTAL Don*McMtti Bill WALSH RotatSIEVtNSON TCimiUJifU flB* wuMHii>M<iiUMiu<niwa>.MC. [jjl'£*< ItUNNwULWI •HMiwitaiiirii««i»» as "-j OMaiNAL tOUNBTKACK AVAILAtLI ON VISTA MCOftOII Top o' Texas Ad. 1.25 Open 1:30 Show At,Dusk No. 1 (R) "THE CUSS of 74" No. 2 (R) "THE GRASSHOPPER" Sale. Polyester slacks won't sag or wrinkle. Every pair over $ 13,20% off. 3 98 Men's fashion prints of Dacronf polyester cotton. A great value, so grab an armful. In sizes S-M-L-XL. 500 Men's sport shirt in stripes, all-over Patterns or fancies. Penn-Prest. Dacron*polyester/cotton. S-M-L-XL. Sale 12°° Reg. $15. Men's doubleknit dress slacks of Dacron 1 ® polyester. Solid colors with continental styling. 30 to 42. Sale 13 60 Reg. $17. Men's fancy doubleknits with wide belt loops. 100% polyester in 30 to 42. Sale prices effective thru Saturday. Men's dress shirt of Dacron* polyester/ cotton in no-iron solids. Short sleeve in sizes 14 1 /z-17. polyester/ cotton dress shirt features short sleeve and long point collar. In pastel colors, sizes 14 1 /2-17. Open Daily 9:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. JCPenney The values are here every day. Open Thursdays 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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