Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on June 16, 1972 · Page 6
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Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas · Page 6

Pampa, Texas
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Friday, June 16, 1972
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PAMf'A.TEXA OAKY NIWS ««lh YEAR Friday, June l«, 1972 fthc A Watchful N«wtpaper IVIR .STRIVING FOR THE TOP O 1 TtXAS TO II • i AN EVEN UTTER PUCE TO UVi Our Capsule Policy Tht Pampo N«* > » i* rfHlcattd to furnishing information to •ur readon tot •. I hat th«y tan bettor promote and protorvo thoir own froedo i n and oncourage ofhor* to MO othon to too itt blotting. Onli \ ' whon man it froo to control himtolf and all ho producot <i: in ho develop to hit utmott capability The Newt belie*) tatitfaction in thn what he oann orv . of it dittribwtod in % i each and every p«nen would get mere long run if he wore permitted to spend • volunteer batit rather than having part 'luntarily. Innocen it Or Not Guilty? Both the headlines on the Angela Davis acquit ,t al story and the news story iti« >lf stated that she was found "lit inocent" on all three charges. That report. howevt;i:, is not precisely what happ e ned. In actuality the jury font id Miss Davis "not guilty." Thi it: sounds like the same thiri|j, and newspapers use the term interchangeably, often prefering the word "inr iccent" to avoid the possibly serious typographical error in a ise and word "not" were to be Inadvertently dropped. According to the Unitec I Press International story, the ! jury found reasonable doubt tl lat the defendant knew t if or participated in an Aug. ' f, 1970 shooting that killed a su |«rior court judge. The evi dence showed that she had boug lit the guns that were used ii i. the attempted courtroom rest: ue of a person with whom she was emotionally involved. The evidence was not strong enough to convince the 12 jurors that she had bought them for the purpose of the rescue. The jury in this type of case is not asked to find the defendant "innocent." The legal effects are the same—namely, that she goes free—when the jury finds reasonable doubt that she is guilty. But irrespective of technicalities, doubt of guilt does not equal innocence. We make this point because the case will continue to be the subject of discussion in the months to come. There was certainly plenty of evidence to show that Miss Davis was involved with hardcore criminals. That alone does not make a person guilty, but just as surely, it does not render a person innocent. Too Smart To Get Job? Graduation time aroun <i the nation provides the oppori [unity to p- 1 dish the familiar .yarn about the poorest studet It of 1947. He came to the • class reunion 25 years later, dr; Iving the finest auto and wearini gthe finest suit. Somebody a sked him, "How come?" and, he answered that, not having ' the ability of the others, he had gone out to find a product I ,,hat he could manufacture for $1 i 3<nd sell for |4. "Just that steady old 4 per cent year after year," he explained modestly to forn ler classmates. Now, if you are in the brig ;ht meteor of the current crop of graduates, you might like to hear the advice that vetera in personnel men are giving. The y are saying that the hiring of a brilliant type has proved to be a poor investment. Persons of that category often are unhappy in their jobs because they are not able to live with drudgery, and all work has some element of drudgery to it. Therefore, these personnel people say, it is wiser to hire one who is just a little above average; he will make up by effort and attitude for any difference in acumen. For after all, even the average chap has far more brains than he uses. But if you are a graduate who was born brilliant and just can't help it, you need not despair. You can always disguise your extraordinary acumen, and you can regard drudgery as your greatest challenge. In the work-a-day world it's the steadiness that counts. Quicker On The Draw Convention cities that have; been plundering their guests by sneaking in a bed tax here and a cigarette tax there will shortly find that some other robber has beat them to the draw. A trade publication put out for the convention industry, CMI World, notes that Potomac lawmakers slipped in a 60 per cent increase in the tax on domestic air tickets last year. More recently the Supreme Court ruled that airport cities can legally levy head taxes on every person who departs by plane to a U.S. destination. All this means that the convention goer is fairly well defeathered before he gets to the big meeting. That doesn't help the convention city. But. after all. who started the fleecing game but the very localities that are now its victim? "This even-handed justice commends the ingredients of our poisoned chalice to our own lips," wrote Shakespeare. Ah, justice! And I Quote No man can tell whether he is rich or poor by turning to his ledger. It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.—Henry Ward Beecher, American clergyman. ^ £ $ Heaven is not reached at a single bound, but we build the ladder by which we rise from the lowly earth to the vji u|ted skies and we mount to its summit round by round.—Josiah G. Holland, American author. Red Cash-In On Mideast Being Eyed ByRAVCROMLEY WASHINGTON (NBA) -It appears from letters reaching this reporter from Tokyo the Russians are on the verge of receiving a major payoff for their Middle East adventuring. The unsettled state of Middle East oil has led to Japanese offers to heavily fund the development of oil and gas in the Siberian areas of the Soviet Union. Tokyo is deeply concerned over the possibility of major petroleum cutoffs to world markets (especially to Japan, of course) and the likelihood of continually rising prices. As one longtime Japanese industrial friend, a leader in this development, writes, "It _ has become very necessary for 'us (as a result of the Middle East situation) to consider such other petroleum sources...we are therefore interested in cooperating in the realization of the U.S.S..' 's Siberian development program with the objectives of purchasing their natural gas and petroleum..." The Russians therefore are apparently on the verge of getting the sizable inputs of Japanese capital and technology they desperately need. The same arrangements may make Japan quite heavily dependent on Soviet energy supplies. What the Soviet Union has requested specifically is a low-interest loan of one billion dollars from Japan to be paid over a 20-year period beginning in 1978 with 20 to 40 millions tons a year of petroleum from the Tyumen oil field. Though the Russians and Japanese have been talking of mutually-funded development programs in Siberia for some years now, it is only of late (after the last series of crises in the Middle East) that the major development talks seemed to make recognizeable headway. The new developments are also part of a new Soviet drive to build contacts with Japan in an attempt to move Tokyo a little from its close alliance with the United States and to prevent Japan from edging too far toward overly close relations with Peking. Moscow's moves aim, in addition, at using Japan as a means of checking Chinese influence in East and Southeast Asia. Moscow has already suggested to the Japanese, for example, that they should put a great deal more effort into building relations with North Korea in an effort to wean Pyongyang a little from its close relationship with China. Behind the scenes the Soviet Union has also been quite blatant in urging the Japanese to strengthen their ties with anti-Chinese nations and those with anti-American policies. But Moscow, nevertheless, in order to win cooperation from Japan, has assured Tokyo that it does nol at this time demand renunciation of Japan's security treaty with the United States. Further, JWoscow has gone so far as to hint that four of the islands the Soviet Union took from Japan at the end of World War II might be returned if Japan cooperates. Thus far the Japanese have shown great interest in economic cooperation. But they have shown very little interest in any deals which would weaken their ties with the United States or hamper their prospects for building closer business relations with Peking. The men in the Kremlin are finding that Tokyo can drive hard bargains of its own and that as of now it is in no mood to trust the Russians politically. Especially since it is quite clear that Russia is grinding its own axe. Wit And By PHIL PASTORET The boss is trying to find out who painted "suggestion box" on the incinerator door. After working so you can get away, you usually spend a two-weak vacation. "Well, It's Not Exdctly Mod!" "See what you DID by sending away for something in a catalogue—now we're on EVERYBODY'S making list!" An old-timer can recall when it was fun just to watch the test pattern on the telly. * * * Say you like canned corn? Try the laugh track on some of the summer shows. * * * Our secretary uses the dictionary constantly —to hold down the letter she hasn't gotten around to. (NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSN.) Inside Washington No Real Busing Curbs Soon As Congress Feuds, Stalls By Robert S. Allen WASHINGTON - You can just about write off any expectation that really meaningful anti-busing legislation will be enacted by this Congress. From the inside indications, it's just not in the cards. While student busing to "achieve racial balance" is certain to be one of the most torrid- and consequential issues in this year's elections, it is in effect a dead number as far as Congress is concerned. Only enactments likely to be put on the statute books this year are the watered-down curbs in the multi-billion dollar higher education bill. They are a compromise between three tough amendments the House wrote into the measure by decisive majorities and a largely political window-dressing provision passed by the Senate. • ••••••• . While the compromise goes farther than the Senate, it falls considerably short of what the House favored--and as a consequence will have very questionable impact on large-scale student busing. Certainly, the pussyfooting compromise settled nothing. It merely shoves this thorny and Crossroads Report Dear Editor: My neighbor who graduated from high school without knowing how to read anything much but protest signs and privy g raf fiti, feels discriminated against. Says he sees on TV where government is cracking down on employers who don't hire people from various categories like sex, color, etc., according to their numerousness. But he notes there is no law as yet requiring employment of the stupid and/or ignorant according to their numbers. Which leaves him with few job opportunities except as a congressman or a bureaucrat. * * * I see where it is still unknown Whether Gov. George Wallace will recover the use of his legs after being shot by a junior citizen wanting to get some attention and TV exposure. Wallace-prone folks say Frank Roosevelt proved that having good legs is not necessarily required to be a winner in a Presidential Sweepstakes. And my uploose neighbor says Wallace, even if paralyzed from the waist down, would be preferable to some of his competitors in the race who appear to be paralyzed from the nose up. * » * A commentator speculates about whether, with more youth taking part in the national conventions, the smoke-filled rooms may smell different this year. Which could be a suggestion that, with many youngsters reportedly on pot, there might be some marijuana smoke mixed in with the tobacco smoke. It is yet to be proved, of course, that decisions reached in a room full of grass smoke would be any more dangerous to society than some which have been made in rooms full of cigar smoke. D.E. SCOTT Crossroads, U.S.A. explosive problem under the carpet. Two factors are responsible for this legislative cop-out : (1) The successful stalling tactics of Rep. Emanuel Celler, D-N.Y., chairman of the Judiciary Committee, in keeping a number of anti-busing measures bottled up by holding interminable hearings-thai are still going on with no end in sight. (2) The ineffectualness of Rep. Carl Perkins, D-Ky., chairman of the Education and Labor Committee, in being able to get anything done on President Nixon's drastic anti-busing proposals. Perkins has told Republican and Democratic House leaders he will report out these measures, but the prospects of his doing that are slim. He not only has no control of his 38-member committee (22 Democrats, 16 Republicans), but it is split wide open over busing. Old Celler Trick Rep. Celler, 84 and a long-time civil libertarian, is strongly against curbing student busing-certainly when it comes to limiting the power of Federal judges to order that. He is also a master at stalling and diversionary tactics. The only reason he suddenly decided early this year to hold hearings on busing was that it appeared the House was about to force consideration of such legislation over his head. Most important is establishment of a "new" organizational structure. Under this set-up, a Central Committee of approximately SO members is replacing the National Committee as the most authoritative body. Presumably, the new Central Committee will be the ruling agency. To run the day-to-day affairs of the party, the Central Committee will "elect" a Political Committee of seven to nine members. Again, presumably, they will be the inner controlling group (that will receive and execute the Kremlin'sorders). Gus Hall, hand-picked by ! Moscow as general-secretary, will continue in that role-with the final say on everything and anything relating to the party. Another noteworthy change is resuming the issuing of membership cards. That was discontinued in 1940 for "security" reasons. Now it was decided to again issue cards as a demonstration of the party's legitimacy and propriety. Some older leaders don't like this change and have been arguing against it. But they are being overruled by younger officials who contend this will do a lot to embellish the party's image-about which they appear to be very concerned. WORLD ALMANAC FACTS The American cowboy's existence originated during the 1820s in Texas. Cowboys achieved a unique combination of skills required in performing their varied duties involving cattle which ranged from expert horsemanship to anticipating the advent of a stampede, The World Almanac says. NY\VN|>H|irr (r) I!i7^, li'i |>ri.He QUESTION: Why are the Freedom Newspapers always talking about a free market economy, private property and capitalism as a way to a better world for mankind? That seems pretty materialistic. Wouldn't it be better to stress peace and love and spiritual qualities? ANSWER: Freedom Newspapers believes that only in a condition of freedom can man enjoy any real and lasting peace and that the development of freedom better promotes the ability of man to love his neighbor and develop his spiritual qualities. But man cannot be free and at the same time regulated and controlled in the use of his properly and his ability to interact with other people, which is all that the free market is. Regulation and freedom are contradictions. Man is a material, physical being. He requires material to even exist. His property therefore is an extension of his life. His thoughts and ideas as well as his time and sweat have gone into the creation of that" property. And property is a necessary prerequisite for the continuation of his life. Man's very life is his property; he requires property in order to exist; freedom is the only condition in which man can have his life secure and be able to develop his spiritual qualities; and capitalism is the only means by which freedom can endure. Therefore, because Freedom Newspapers believe in freedom, and freedom cannot exist without capitalism, and man cannot exist without property, Freedom Newspapers tries to promote a better understanding of property, the free market, capitalism and freedom so that man can have a better world where he can have peace and love and spirituality. For a deeper understanding of the interrelationship of these ideas, we recommend the reader to the courses of Andrew J. Galambos of the Free Enterprise Institute; and reading of such materials as the Freeman magazine, published by the Foundation for Economic Education, Irvington on Hudson, N.Y., and Frederic 'Bastiat's "The Law," which is available from the Foundation for Economic Education for 91. Quick Quiz Q — Where does a honeybee store the pollen it gathers from flowers? A—It deposits it in a pollen "basket" on the inside of its hind legs. Q —What is the origin of the word radar? A—The word radar is derived from the initial letters of four words that describe radar's functions — radio detecting and ranging. Q—Which planet has the greatest number of satellites or moons? A—Jupiter with 12 moons. Q —What is another name for the Old Testament book, the "Sony of Solomon"? A—The book is also called "Songs of Songs" and "Canticles." Q- What is the most valuable food fish in the world? A — The herring is the most numerous fish caught by man for food—immense quantities are netted by North Sea trawlers. Q— How many lines in a sonnet? A—A sonnet is a fixed verse of Italian origin, consisting of 14 lines. •ftuer BIOSSAT Governors Don't Hove Much Effect Bv BRUCE BIOSSAT WASHINGTON (NEAMn the changing politics of 1»72, the many governors in this country are often seen in a confusing blur. Neither their strengths nor their weaknesses are understood. Right now, look for a moment at the Democratic governors. They are 30 in number, and a good share of them have been very much in the national news. Starting long months ago, quite a sizable batch endorsed the presidential candidacy of Sen. Edmund Muskie. In that period, the general reaction of public figures and observers was that this was a considerable coup, though some people felt the endorsement tactic reached: beyond the point of overkill. When Democratic party primary voting began and Muskie turned up a loser, the judgment was quick. The word from many sources was that it doesn't do any good for a candidate to have the governors with him if he isn't organized at the grass roots and can't identify well with the issues which are bothering the people. Some high-placed associates, however, did not agree. Said one aide when the Maine senator was taking his lumps : "Let's face it. The governors are just about the only thing we've got going for us these days. Without them, we'd be even worse off than we are. " Yet that view didn't make much of a dent as Sen. George McGovern rose out of nowhere and bolted toward the Democratic presidential nomination, riding the waves of voter protest and relying upon a superior organization with almost no big names. Then, suddenly, a strange thing happened. The governors got back into the bright light. The anti-McGovern sentiment in the Democratic party is, of course, substantial. The governors, widely judged to be useless for Muskie if not a drag on him, were briefly seen as the very fellows who could put it all together and stop McGovern. The theory seemed to be that they can't help you but they sure can hurt you. Well, naturally that little flurry didn't last long. At the Houston national governors' ,... fast spin around the Democratic circuit that many observers did. Unhappy though most governors were, they knew they couldn't halt McGovern, and only a handful wanted to try. If would have been like putting thumb tacks in the roadway to stop a tank. This time, though, some of Muskie's backers were not so kind. They thought the governors' complaints about McGovern came a bit late. The theme was, where were you when we needed you and the song was strikingly different : "Let's face it. The governors can't organize, they can't run, they can't do anything except get together in a corner and moan." Vacation A few hard-nosed observers, who never believed the governors could stop McGovern any more than they thought the same men could start Muskie, felt the Muskie people should have known better all along. Where did they ever get the idea that governors could help? It's true that, for a long time, the governors in a collective sense haven't been able to muster much political clout. Time was in the Democratic party when just a handful could settle everything. And the Republicans, remembering the governors' big role in Gen. Dwight Eisenhower's 1952 nomination, fondled that dream for years. A lot of these governors in the two parties are pretty able men, in their own realms. Many run their states well, and take a good deal of heat. They get thrown around, and often kicked out. But presidential politics really isn't their bag. H. L. Hunt Writes MORE MONEY FORTHEU.N.? In spite of all the insults which the United Nations has leveled at our country, the U.S. State Department has recommended an increase in U.S. contributions to that organization. Many sound-thinking Congressmen have said that at the very least the U.S. should reduce its share of U.N. funds. President Nixon himself recommended a cut from 31 per cent to 25 per cent. But the State Department budget submitted to Congress calls for an increase of $22 million. Fortunately, some members of he House Foreign Affairs subcommittee in charge of the State Department budget are unwilling to give more money to the United Nations. Chairman Wayne Hays of Ohio said, when asked if he hoped to cut the budget: "You can say that definitely is my intention. If the committee will support me. this budget will be a lot leaner and more realistic when we get through with it." „ Supporters of budget'cutting -have assembled telling; i facts , \ regarding the amount ofimoney "our government has poured into the U.N. As reported in Robert 'Allen's syndicated column, the U.S. has given the organization and its affiliates a total of $4.1 billion, or 40 per cent of all the money contributed to the U.N. The U.S. also purchased $141 million worth of U.N. bonds, about two-thirds of which bear no interest, while the rest pay only 2 per cent. Last year our contribution was more than the total paid by 117 member nations. Furthermore, as of last November. 86 U.N. members were in arrears to the tune of $186.867.000. Now is the time for constructive Congressmen to bring an end to this indefensible situation. HLH Answer to Previoui Puult ACROSS 1 Merriment 4 Visitor U Bask in the 12 Before 13 Speak pompously 14 Native metal 15 Past 1C Junipcrlikc desert shrub 17 Small flounder 18 Leases 20 Resounds, as a bell 22 Damp 24 Portable bed 25 Singing voici 1 28 Cheer IIU Sixth Jewish month 34 Antique car 35 According to(Fr.) "0 Compass point 37 Up-to-date (slant;) .'IB Moving vehicle 39 Adjective suffix 40 Winter precipitation 42 Work unit 43 Minor prophet 44 Entire amount 46 Ovum 48 Net 51 Peruses 55 Sea eagle 50 Able to move quickly CO Witty saying 01 Military boat (ab.) 62 Wait upon 63 Holland town 64 Masculine name 65 Retinue' 66 Soak up gravy DOWN •1 Anxiety 2 Prod 3 Gaseous element 4 Furze 5 Agent (suffix J n Dine TSainle (ah.) 8Speed (music) 9 Soft drink 10 Russian river 11 Birds' bills 19 wecks in Rome 21 Greek letter 23 Go places 24 planes at Chicayo 25 Upper limbs 2fi Masculine appellation 27 Conmolion 29 Winged 31 Opine 32 Domini 33 Soaks flax 41 Pale 43 Years livi-d 45 Smallest amount 47 Color 48 Vend 49 Gaelic 50 Preposition 52 Iowa college town 53 Extinct bird 51 Pace 57 German (ab.) 58 Boy's name MM (Roman)

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