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4 PAMFA OAIIY NIWS PAMPA.TKXAS With YEAR Friday. June 16. 1972 USA Tips For Young People Seeking Summer Jobs Soyuz Meets Apollo Sometime in 1975, if all goes according to schedule, dramatic evidence of the new cooperation between the earth's two greatest powers will take place 166 miles above the surface with the rendezvous and docking of an American Apollo spacecraft and a Soviet Soyuz. NASA models for the joint project approved at the Moscow Summit show, above, Soyuz and Apollo linked by a Docking Module (knobbed structure at center). Below, the airlock permitting American and Soviet crews to pass between spacecraft. Lower end has docking mechanism compatible with Apollo, upper end with Soyuz. Capture latches on the spacecraft grasp and lock onto airlock. Left, Apollo and right, Soyuz model. AFTER 27 YEARS OF CONTINUING BLOODSHED 'Vietnam Has Become A Kind Of Game... COMMENT By Tom Tiede NEW YORK—(NEA)—Recently in Vietnam I spent a day witnessing, with others, the woebegone battle for control of the sorry city of An Loc. It was, I remember, like watching a sporting event. Spectators made themselves comfortable on several hills overlooking the fight. Peddlers hawked soft drinks and snacks. And amid rockets' red glare, cheers erupted whenever it appeared the home team was scoring. A U.S. jet attacked. Yea. A shell exploded on a friendly truck. Boo. I was at the edge of the main highway into and out of the combat. Several other journalists, some military people and a few politicos and businessmen, were about. Iced tea was being sipped from vacuum bottles. One fellow read a newspaper inside an air-conditioned car. A newsman and a major were arguing about the number of casualties being counted. "Isn't this something?" chirped an American civilian, up from Saigon to see the action — hot ziggedy, "Isn't this something?" Yes it was something. It w a s wretched beyond description. Red tracer bullets cut up the clouds. Machine u'un lnv mowed down wooded aivas like so much grass. I-' i v e-lumdred-poiind bombs lell on thf earth. South Vietnamese t i' (i o p transports rushed worried kids to the front and t h e n returned, loaded to sagging, with the dead, dying or otherwise mutilated bodies of soldiers, refugees and even animals. All the while the audience >-.'. ; :ed nil 'Alth eiiol. dei.;"..'•(]' ;>la\ iiisMield lasrina- that audience outside An Loc said much about the war in Vietnam. Indeed, the audience told a terrible truth about the human spirit as well. Rather than rise up against or run away from the slaughter, the spectators merely accepted it and made the best of it. And so it is. After 27 years of continuing bloodshed, Vietnam has become, for many observers here and around the world, a kind of game — to cheer or jeer from the safety of the sidelines. Blame it on the endlessness of it all, or the futility, or the confusion. But the suffering doesn't numb the globe as it once did. The inhumanity no longer shocks the conditioned population. Almost 1.5 million soldiers have been killed in the conflict. Hardly any of the 30 million North and South Vietnamese have escaped some manner of anguish. Farms, homes and entire villages have been destroyed. Mothers have lost sons. Wives have lost husbands. Lovers have lost tomorrows. Yet the agony is so unspeakable that only a few seern to speak of it any more. Instead, a large number of the sideliners are more interested in arguing the action itself. There is a Protestant su- perhawk in the United States who goes on national radio every afternoon to plead for a Vietnam "victory for Jesus." has never been a soldier. Never froze in fright during a jungle tank attack. Never received word from the Pentagon of a son missing in action. He is an example of the type General Sherman had in mind, in 1879. when saying: "It is only those who have neither lira! a shot, nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for . . . more desolation." Yet the preacher insists: "We should bomb the Communists off the map." This kind of bleacher-seat bluster, to be sure, is not concentrated on just one side ol the Vietnam warfield. The |)"imants on the radical left aiv oiten as not Viet Cong Hags, as if to say the enemy is just a group of decent fellows who have resorted to booby traps and child murder so they can live in justice. The same kind of twisted philosophy is coldly apparent in the pronouncements of those "antiwar" people who turn to violence to protest violence. I know a group in New York State which boasts that it has detonated "dozens" of street bombs and set a "whole lot" of public buildings on fire— theater" with rat-tat-tat guns. Thugs with swastikas on their arms issue badly worded, misspelled "position papers" for killing "squint- eyed Reds." Giggly, demonstrative mobs get their kicks out of urinating on the steps of the Pentagon. Political candidates who voted for the war several years ago, now are positively pacifistic and wondering at every stop, with crowds cheering, "How we' could have goven into this thing?" A game. That's what it's become for some. Perhaps : the comparison is unfair. , ! "Buthow; else'to explain the . emergence'Jpf..Vietnam on 'th'e sleeves of our society— or, to be sure, on the patches that the kids sew to the rumps of their tie-dyed trousers? A game. Something to keep the juice flowing. To argue over, to dress up funky for, to use for personal objectives. Some conservative players insist that "if we used all our power" the United States would bring Hanoi to its knees. Some liberal sports counter with the opinion that since the United States "is the aggressor in the war," it is the United States that should go (o its knees. Thrust. Parry. Feint. Jab. As Charles Edward Montague wrote it once: "War hath no fury like the noncombatant." The civilian debate over Vietnam today reflects the battlefield stalemate. Nobody wants to concede error or defeat. Both sides would surely fight right down to, if necessary, the last little brown body in the Orient. A game. A few days after coming back from my fifth experience in the war, I attended a peace rally in lower Manhattan. "Hey, m a n," one of those in attendance said, "wanna play frisbee?" I didn't. But most everyone else did. Some kid in a bathing suit sang a song about love, a girl with a washboard tried to interrupt the proceedings to say a few words about women's liberation, a cop with an American flag pin read a dirty comic book, and pretty soon everybody decided to just go home. A game. A fellow in the bus terminal here is selling brass Prisoner of War bracelets which he suggests are "good for rheumatism, too." A teen-age shop on Mott Street is peddling ammunition belts and guerrilla jackets "for the with-it revolutionary." Tiede all in the name, good grief, of peace. And it is not only the extremists among us who are "playing" at Vietnam. Millions of ordinary men, women and children have chosen to become almost professional grandstanders. The 2.5 million members of the American Legion have been so stiffly pro-Vietnam that the club has lost new recruits and old credibilities. The priestly Berrigan brothers have been so moved in the other direction that they resorted to infantile vandalism. And whatever would have become of the aging, balding, but forever the flower child Dave Dellinger if he had not had all the war corpses to use as stepping stones to the headlines. The list, to be sure, is endless. The examples go on and on. Kids in khakis dramatically play "guerrilla FATHER'S DAY SPECIAL Prices Good • Saturday • Monday • Tuesday SPARK PLUGS AC or Autolite Resistor Plugs 20 C Extra • American Parts Poweready • Ab Plugs .57' lEa. ENGINE GBISO.WHHJ t PARTS & SUPPLY OUR 1OOTH ANNIVERSARY YEAR THINGS ARE HAPPENING AT WARDS MR. & MRS. LARRY ALLEN MR. ALLEN, MANAGER OF WARDS MAJOR APPLIANCE DEPTS. AND HIS WIFE LINDA, WERE AWARDED IN ALL EXPENSE TRIP FOR 4 DAYS TO NEW YORK CITY. THE TRIP WAS IN RECOGNITION FOR OUTSTANDING SALES PERFORMANCES IN OUR ELECTRONICS DIVISION. REPRESENTATIVES OF OUR MAJOR ELECTRONICS SOURCE WERE HOST DURING THE 4 DAY STAY. By ERNIE HOOD The youth unemployment rate rose to 17.3 per cent this past summer, as compared with 15.7 per cent in 1970 and 12.8 per cent in 1969, pointing up the stiff competition for jobs at the starting level and the importance of the job interview. Employment among young people rose 100,000 over the year to 11.3 million, returning close to the all-time summer record reached in 1969, but nevertheless since the number of young people in the labor force rose by about 390,000 over the year, the number of unemployed youths at 2.4 million was 280,000 above last year's level. As the U.S. Labor Department notes in a new publication, the job interview is your testing ground — your best opportunity to convince an employer that you have something to offer his organization. Here are a few tips the Labor Department offers to help you make the most of whatever time is allowed in that job interview: 1. Find out as much as you can about the firm, its products or services to improve your presentation and give you confidence. 2. G e t information about the salary scale in your area for the job you are seeking. 3. Anticipate the questions you'll be asked — and plan a few points you can bring out about your qualifications for the job. 4. Dress neatly and conservatively for the interview. 5. Allow plenty of time so that you can arrive for your appointment early, and calm. 6. At the interview, stress your skills, not your limitations. 7. Be poised and confident, but not cocky. 8. Be pleasant, but businesslike. 9. Speak firmly and clearly. 10. Listen attentively to your interviewer's questions. 11. Answer questions honestly and briefly. 12. Bring out your stability and reliability. 13. Ask intelligent questions about the nature of the job. 14. Be realistic if asked about your [salary requirements. ! 15. If the employer cannot use your services ask him politely if he can suggest another possible employer. 16. When the interview is over, thank the employer courteously and leave promptly. 17. Don't be timid and ill at ease. 18. Don't be stubborn and argumentative. 19. Don't emphasize your personal problems. 20. Don't exaggerate your skills or abilities. 21. Don't criticize a former employer. 22. Don't discuss salary, benefits and hours until the employer does. 23. Don't hesitate to fill out an application form, give references or take a physical exam if requested. If the employer does not offer you a job but asks you to call or come for another interview, be sure you phone or appear on time. If he suggests a lead with another company, look into it promptly. Try to gain something from each interview you have. Judge whether you were poised at the interview — or talked too much. In closing, in consideration of a career field you might want to keep in mind the Following: The number of young people in the service-producing industries rose by 100,000 over the year—an employment increase in retail trade more than offset declines in other miscellaneous services. Another increase in employment of 100,000 occurred among youths in private household jobs and among self-employed and unpaid family workers. In the goods-producing in- d u s t r i e s, employment of young people declined by 100,000 this summer, following a 460,000 drop the preceding year. $ f,- •" If you have a question about a career field, write to SO YOU WANT TO BE in care of Newspaper Enterprise Association, Suite 410, 230 Park Ave., New York, N.Y. 10017. (NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSN.) Ending Hijacking UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. <AP) - The United States was reported today seeking a Meeting of the U.N. Security Council to adopt a resolution calling on all countries to do all they can to stop airliner hijacking. A key diplomat said that the U.S. mission had circulated the text of the intended resolution informally to the other 14 council members so that they could get their governments' instructions to support it. Minnesota has 122 "Rice Laker Glenn H. Curtis built and flew the first practical seaplane in 1911 and 1912, accord i n g to Encyclopaedia Britannica. MOBILE HOME Tiedown Service APPROVED MATERIALS REASONABLE RATES Write or Call B & K MOBILE HOME ANCHORING SERVICE A SUPflY Box 2137 Ph. 665-4455 Pampa, Texas 79065 Gilbert's Vacation Specials Dresses Additional dresses have been added to our soles rac and now have good selections in Regular and Junior sites. to >/ 2 off Pants & Suits re thon 100 Pant Suits in Polyester and other wash ble fabrics. Sizes 6 to 20 ana a few half «izes. SELECTED GROUP SPORTSWEAR Short Shorts' Pants, Knit Tops and Blouses (Stlberfs Smart Fashions at Popular Prices HOW DO WE UNDERSELL THE SUPER MARKETS? Jim's Grocery Open 7 days a week...6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Specials Good Fri. Sat. & Sun. Folgers with '5.00 purchaM Coffee 39' w * (READ LOAVES Kelly 2 Ib. carton Cottage Cheese THE BEST IN MUSIC ALL TAPES PANTY HOSE Pr.l Coors Beer Hot Only More Ride For Your Money . Hottest Brand

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