Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on June 20, 1972 · Page 10
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Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas · Page 10

Pampa, Texas
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Tuesday, June 20, 1972
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10 PAMPA DAILY NIWS I'A Ml'A. TEX AS 6«lh YEAR Tuesday. June 20. 1972 A Watchful N«wtpap«r tVM STRIVINO K» THI TOf & TIXAS TO II AN IVIN BITUR flACI TO UVI Our Captule Policy Th« Pampa Ntwt it dedicated to fwmlthing information to our r«ad*n Mt that th«y can b«tt«r promote and pr«i«rv« their own freedom and •ntourogt other* to tee othen to *ee iti blotting. Only when man it free to control himtelf and all he product! can he develop to hit utmott capability The Newt believe! each and every perton would get more Mititfaction in the long run if he were permitted to ipend what he eann on a volunteer bail! rather than having part of it dittributed invluntarily. Oust The 'Old Codgers' We see where again there is a campaign under way lo get rid of some of the "old codgers" in the United States Senate. Generally, It's the left-wingers who want to get rid of the older senators, who mostly are from the southern states and therefore are generally more conservative. They have male use of the seniority rules to take over control of many of the key committees in the Senate. However, it was a right-winger, John J. Williams, the straight talking Delaware Republican, who focused attention on the issue two years ago. For years he had contended that no man should run for re-election to the Senate after he was 65 years of age. In 1970, althogh he apparently was in great physical and mental health, he refused to run for re-election. This year there are all senators over 65 who are running for re-election for six more years. Five are in their 70s andone is 81. In the House there are 48 representatives who are 68 or older. Twenty are 70 or over and three are in their 80s. While we were admirers of many of the things advocated by former Sen. Williams, we do not agree that "there ought to be a law" setting an age limit for members of Congress or other politicians. We have seen a great many men who were "old" at 50 while many others are "young" in their'70s, 80s and even 90s. But we do believe there should be some sort of limit on the length of time an individual can hold any political office. We, in times past, have suggested a limit of eight years in any political position. That would go for city councilmen, school board members, county officials, state officials and especially those on the national level. Eight years is long enough to accomplish one's political aims, but rot long enough for one to get so firmly entrenched that he considers himself set for life. We doubt if any politician could do too much harm under such a limitation. Perhaps there then might be an opportunity to restore political government to the people and eliminate some of the evils of permanent occupancy of the positions of power. 4 Fast' Vs. Equal Chance Cesar Chavez, self-anointed saviour of the American farmworkers of Mexican descent, recently ended his "fast of sacrifice" in Arizona. He was fasting in protest against Arizona's recently-enacted law passed to prevent Chavez' union from forcing workers to pay union tribute without their consent. The new law appears to give farm workers and farm employers equal chance to survive against the bullying tactics of Chave' group. This, according to Dolores Huerta, a vice president of the United Farm Workers Union, makes it "the most repressive piece of labor legislation ever enacted in the farm field or in any other area." That, of course, is the altitude of union officials who see workers having a chance to stay oul of a union. When a California bill was being considered in Sacramenlo to give workers a chance to have a secret ballot on whether they wanted Chavez' union, any other union or no union at all to represent him, Chavez and Huerta got it killed by the union-subservient Sacramento legislators, because they called it "anti-union." Jusl for the record, here are the major provisions of the new Arizona law. as reported by U.S. News 4 World Report: —A consumer boycott against the products of a farm employer is prohibited, if such action is "carried out in anuntruthful or dishonest manner." —Picketing an employer in an effort ot force home to recognize or bargain with a labor organization is barred, if the union is not certified as the representative of the employes. —A farmer can obtain a 10-day injunction against a strike or boycott when these actions result in prevention of the production or the spoilage of farm products. Aim is to prevent costly interruptions at harvest time. —Unions cannot compel an employer to pay for services not performed or to hire more workers than he needs. —Secondary boycotts are banned—such as picketing to force a neulral firm to stop handling products of the employer involved in a dispute with the union. —Union coercion of farm workers to put pressure on operators is prohibited. —Employers, on the other hand, are barred from trying to prevent their workers from forming or joining unions. It sounds pretty reasonable to us. If busing accomplished superior education, it wouldn't have to he forced. (0 I97J br NIA, !«• "OK I'll bite! What it the world of fashion bringing back this time!" McGovern's Success Is Due to Skill By BRUCE BIOSSAT WASHINGTON (NEAl- On the strictly technical level, Sen. George McGovern's campaign for the Democratic presidentail nomination bears more resemblance to the late John F. Kennedy's I960 effort than to the 19M "children's crusade" of former Sen. Eugene McCarthy. To describe McGovern's surprising successes simply as a grass roots undertaking is not sufficiently revealing. McGovern and his managers surely have put together superb field organizations in state after state in every region of the country. They have also employed to great advantage a roving force of capable young people who have jumped from primary to primary, and concentrated on the very last one—in New York today. This heavy infusion of the young makes the campaign look a lot like McCarthy's not least because McGovern's youthful activists have in place after place marshalled large numbers of their kind to swamp out the regulars in caucuses and district conventions. But McCarthy's campaign never had the skillful direction this one has. The organizers who are with McGovern, who also were with McCarthy, have learned much about the tough side of politics. From the top management down, the staff keeps its eye on the main game—getting delegates to the national convention. Young Gary Hart of Denver is an extremely able, clear-headed manager. Old pro Frank Mankiewicz, former aide to the late Robert F. Kennedy, needs no lessons. It can't be overlooked, however, that McGovern himself imparts a driving spirit to these and others. He is a very shrewd, competent and ambitious politician. McCarthy had neither the competence nor the real drive. It is at these points thai resemblance is slrong to the Kennedy campaign of 1960. Kennedy himself was the practical politician almosl wilhout equal. In key strategy sessions, he was always the sharpest and best informed man in the room. He also employed roving cadres of field helpers, though they were a more limited band of dedicated friends who had exhibited political skills and knew how to use them to win Kennedy delegates in the more controlled, less open delegate selection process then prevailing. When a new political organization is forming, when outsiders come into slate after state, resentmenl and resistance are probably inevitable. Kennedy often was accused of "slrong-arm" lactics, and Harry Truman 'refused to go to the Los Angeles convention because he said the young senator had "rigged" the result for himself. McGovern is playing the same game, with much larger numbers of helpers because they are needed for the more open processes of today. His forces, too, are resented and resisted by many regulars, who charge that the newcomers have nothing on their minds but the nomination and election of George McGovern. There is some basis for the regulars' concern in 1972, as there was in 1960 with Kennedy. If McGovern wins at Miami Beach, and especially if he should capture the presidency, many new faces will turn up in the Democratic party lineup across the land. It is evidently true, moreover, that some of McGovern's purist helpers, those nearest in type to the McCarthyites of 1968, show a "rule or ruin" spirit which would smother the less pure. But this is not all-pervading, any more than it was in Kennedy's day. McGovern has some brilliant organizers who are also admirable accommodators, telling the regulars "we can all live together." The best example: Mrs. Jean Westwood, the Utah national committeewoman, one of the best politicians of this age. Quick Quiz Q—Wliut is the fearsome grub that diys pitfall Imps for ants? A—The ant lion. Q—In the Islamic faith, is •j. Moses regarded as a prophet? A—Moses, Abraham and Jesus are all considered prophets in the Islamic faith, Q — Who was the nation's only bachelor president? A—James Buchanan, 15th president. A Stitch in Time? Inside Washington By ROBERT S.ALLEN Paul Harvey News 7 Million Americans Hit By 'Backache Epidemic' By PAUL HARVEY Detailed discourse on the composition of and damage to the spine of Gov. George Wallace reminds 7 million other Americans of their own aching backs. But where doctors knew what they had to do about the injured spinal cord of the fallen governor-they don't yet know what to do about most backaches. Nonetheless, there is some optimism in the prognosis for you. The backache epidemic has 7 million Americans under treatment, with 1.5 million to 2 million new patients every year. The ailment may be triggered by any unaccustomed exertion, yet some sufferers insist the back was "thrown out" when they stepped off a curb. Backache is now the second most frequent reason Americans go to the doctor. Respiratory ailments are first. Orthopedists of sufficient stature to concede how much they don't know, report thai some painful spines appear perfect in the X-ray while some dreadfully deformed spines don't hurt a bit. The Wall Street Journal, alerted by the increasing number of man-days lost to industry because of backache, sought a medical concensus as to the cause, found none. I found some orthopedists and osteopaths in agreement that much discomfort of the spine and bursal area may be traceable to summertime extremes of air conditioning. They suggest that man is physiologically unable to adapt in seconds to temperatures which may vary as much as 50 degrees. Five years ago, rest, heat, aspirin or surgery were the most frequent recommendations for so-called "slipped discs." Now medical scientists are experimenting with using enzyme injections to remove the material that WORLD ALMANAC FACTS Massachusetts was the first stale lo enact a compulsory automobile insurance law, effective Jan. J, 1927, The World Almanac: recalls. Automobile owners were required to carry $!>,000 arid $10,000 liability on certain motor vehicles and trailers to furnish security for their civil liability on account of personal injury caused by their vehicles. Taxes are like axi-.s, they can only cul clown; tut down your lake-home pay. cul down businesses, cul down whal you can buy, cu| down Ihc jobs you depend upon, and cul down your savings. escapes from herniated discs. Most psychiatrist and many physicians believe many backaches are essentially psychosomatic; that when we are emotionally up-tight, muscles contract involuntarily. At Case Western Reserve University, disabling backache pain has been relieved by sending electrical impulses along the spinal cord. Backaches--as headaches--defy simplistic remedies because their causes are mahy'and varied. The presence of the kidneys, bladder, prostate and stomach in the same area complicates diagnosis; any of these organs may contribule to back pain. A surprising revelation of research by Dr. James M. Morris shows that the lower lumbar discs are subject to greater pressure when you are sitting than when you are standing. This helps explain why people in sedentary jobs are the most likely sufferers. Dr. Paul Abshire, "osteopath for the stars," agrees. He says our spines are incapable of supporting even themselves without the muscle structures which surrounds them and we have been neglecting them. Keep those muscles "in tone." He blames cars, desk jobs and overstuffed furniture. "Now," he laments, "weeven play golf sitting down!" H. L. Hunt Writes Law and Order Free speech and freedom of opinion are bulwarks of a true Republic, and rightly so. The enemies of Freedom try to deny free speech to patriot and appear to claim that only criminals and communists have rights, while the victims of crime and communism have no rights. These enemies of Freedom are Irying lo create an atmosphere of despair among patriots and Freedom enthusiasts but we must not allow ourselves to become bitter or frustrated and apathetic. Sometimes it appears that the side of Freedom and Truth cannot ever win, but this is not true Freedom and Truth are winning and that is what scares the enemies of Freedom and our Republic. Freedom and Truth cannot win unless patriots activate themselves in thecause of Liberty. With the joyful participation of dedicated citizens, Freedom and Truth cannot lose. Protection of our nation and of our good and creative citizens must be the bedrock of protecting Freedom and Truth. With a little study it is not difficult for each and every citizen to discover what officials love our Republic and which ones favor criminals and communists. Communism is the greatest crime of all, because it destroys Freedom. The enemies of Freedom and Truth try to confuse the public as to what is a crime and who is a criminal, but good citizens are awakening to their tactics. You can help to alert the citizenry and assist our good lawmen by supporting officials who favor Law and Order. In other words, YOU can save our Republic. Your Health By Dr. Lawrewx lawk, M.b How Should Cut! Be Cleaned Dear Dr. Lamb—Recently a Vietnam veteran told me that the best emergency fluid to use in cleansing a wound is freshly passed urine, and that it need not be your own. He said that any tap water would be more likely to contain harmful materials than would the urine. Would you please comment on this. Dear Reader—I have heard this before and it seems to be a fairly common belief. It is true that freshly passed urine usually has few if any bacteria in it, in other words, it is sterile. Urine is really water containing natural chemicals filtered directly from the blood. Thus, the Vietnam veteran's statement is at least true to the point that normal urine is sterile unless contaminated. Incidentally, most properly treated tap water is relatively free of harmful bacteria too. Passing from that point, I am not enthusiastic about washing out wounds with anything unless there is significant dirt or other material in the wound. A clean cut for example is best left alone. The skin surface next to the wound is covered with bacteria. If you flush water over the surface of the wound yourself, you are often washing bacteria directly into it. One of the best ways to wash out a wound is the free flow of blood which normally occurs from a clean cut. Thus, my recommendation for a clean cut that doesn't have any obvious dirt or contamination is to leave it alone. Let the free flowing blood flush out the immediate wound, cover it if you must and go to the doctor's office and have him treat it properly. If the wound is a puncture type wound such as a nail, washing it with water, urine or alcohol is not likely to help very much. The point then that I would like to make is not so much whether urine is more satisfactory than tap water, but rather that people should leave clean cut wounds alone and if they' aren't clean cut, flushing them out won't help anyway. Dear Dr. Lamb—Can 50 years of living a tense, unhappy marriage create a nervous stomach and diarrhea? Dear Header — Any situation that causes chronic frustration and tension over a long period of time, can cause digestive disturbances. One of the psychic factors that is important in causing ulcers is long-term chronic frustration. The stomach and the bowel are both very sensitive to our emotional reactions. Some people do have nervous diarrhea. In the treatment of ulcers, diarrhea and similar digestive disturbances, the emotional aspects are exceptionally important and the stressful situation should be alleviated. WASHINGTON -Sen. Geofge McGovern's inner campaign managers made a highly significant admission in their private estimates of how many of the 271 delegate* he is likely to capture in today's New York primary. They are conceding he "probably won't do too well" with the crucial Jewish vote-particularly In New York City where one out of every four registered voters is Jewish. Especially considered doubtful are older Jews < in Brooklyn and the Bronx), who are intensely pro-Israel. McGovern's record on Israel is vulnerable, and he has been distinctly defensive regarding it in his New York barnstorming. With good reason! Heavy losses of the Jewish vote in densely populous southern California cost the South Dakota leftist the overwhelming sweep of the state he confidently expected-and which had been grossly inaccurately predicted by so-called "usually reliable" pollsters and pundits. Instead of carrying California by a resounding 20 per cent margin, he topped Sen. Humphrey only 45 to 40. Under California's wimmer-take-all law, that still gave McGovern all of the 271 delegates. But it's different in New York; the delegates are elected locally. That could be bad news for McGovern in districts where the Jewish vote predominates-as his managers uneasily fear. That's why they have gone to such strained lengths to portray him as a champion of Israel of unalloyed love and devotion. A graphic illustration of this frantic propagandizing was the speech he made on the Senate floor on the last day's debate on the confirmation of Attorney Gen. Richard Kleindienst. Shortly before the final vote, and to an almost completely empty chamber, McGovern sonorously proclaimed what he described as "A New Foundation for an American Policy Towards Israel." There was utterly nothing new about this so-called "policy." It was all old stuff. The only thing that might possibly be haracterized as new was that this was the first time McGovern professed to have an Israeli policy. It was purely a self-serving electioneering spiel aimed at New York's all-important (and disturbingly uncertain) Jewish vote. Double-Jointed The plain fact is that in the 13 years McGovern has been in Congress not only has he been distinctly casual about seeking military and other aid for Israel, but on occasion he has actually voted against it. The record on that is incontrovertible-although you would never know it from his printed and verbal hoopla. In 1970, McGovern voted for , an amendment (to the Military ' Procurement Act I sponsored by Sen. Henry Jackson, D-Wash., foremost congressional advocate of aid to Israel, to provide open-ended extension of funds for Israel. But on the final vote on the entire measure, McGovern turned completely around and was one of five senators who voted against the Act-thus making his vote for the Jackson amendment wholly meaningless. McGovern did the same thing in 1971. This time he voted for another jackson amendment (to the Jumble foreign aid bill > authorizing $300 million In military credits and IN million in supporting aid for Israel. And then as happened before, McGovern blandly flip-flopped and voted against the measure as a whole-thus once more flatly negating his vote for the amendment. In both instances, he nominally was for aid to Israel. But on the crucial final votes, he was unequivocally against it. Ir other words, McGovern clearly pursued a demagogic course. On one hand, he put himself in a position where he could claim he supported aid for Israel. On the other hand, he adhered to his basic leftist and isolationist views and voted against U.S. defense and other military funds-including those for Israel That's McGovern's tortuous record on Isral has been a red-hot issue in the New York primary. The South Dakota radical has a lot to explain and has been frantically trying to do it. His Kennedyite managers have deluged Jewish residential and business sections with more than three million copies of a leaflet glowingly defending and acclaiming his live and devotion for Israel. Carefully unmentioned. of course, are his canny yes-and-no votes and various similar statements-such as endorsing Secretary of State Rogers' bitterly controversial and now discarded plan for a Middle East settlement; favoring the internationalization of Jerusalem, a stand quickly dropped by McGovern in a storm of denunciations; and advocating that "the United States should ask Israel not to use any additional jets for incursions over Arab (territory." This playing both sides to the middle is an old McGovern tactic. What he has been doing in New York is a repetition of what he pulled in the recent California primary. At the same time he was barnstorming up and down that state vociferously crusading for sweeping tax reform in the interest of the "little man," McGovern bought a full-page ($8,000) ad in the Eastern edition of the Wall Street Journal solemnly avowing that, far from harboring malevolent designs against business and the wealthy, he was merely thinking in terms of "suggestions" on how best to bring about a more fair and equitable tax system. Also in this extraordinary ad, McGovern admitted what he never says on the stump-that Congress and not the President writes the tax laws. Sole purpose of this ad was to soothe and placate fat-cat liberals who had become alarmed by his suddenly-discovered extremism and were cold-shouldering his fund solicitors. It was a slick piece of demogoguery--as is his campaign leaflet aimed at convincing New York Jews that he is a true-blue friend of Israel. Jews in California didn't fall for it, and apparently McGovern's campaign masterminds are deeply worried that the crucial Jewish vote in New York won't either! * * * "A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver." - Proverbs 2.5:// Aniwer to Previous Punle ACKOSS 1 Our planet 0 Attempts 11 Dress 12 Leased 14 Sell in small lots 15 Landed property IfiAnKcr 17"Raven" author 19 Mountains (ab.) 20 Reply (ah.) 21"MyGal —-" 22 Family 23 Surgical thread 26 Catlike 29 Cartograph 31 Thus (Latin) 32 Timetable abbreviation 33 Compass point 34 Supervisor 37 Iron 41 Small bird 42 Enemy 44 Pacific turmeric 45 Bustle 46 Food fish 47 Feminine nicknamo 48 Post anew 51 Live 54 Beast 55 Preaser 5fi Looks over 57 Natural (at DOWN 1 EvcrlaslinK (poet.) 2 Certify 3 Narrow inlet 4 Three times (comb, form) 5 Assists 0 Without woody plants 7 Legal point » Interest (ab.) 9 Star in Dracnnis 10 Colonize 11 Operatic solos 13 Office equipment 18 Dolt 24 Persian poet 25 Ma IK r ass 21 Speech impediment 28 Froster 30 Fills in advunce 34 Broadens 35 Kind of bomb 36 Give assent 38 Hjch fur 39 Farmer, for instance 40 Wiser 41 Ancient Irish capital 43 Weird 49 Wine vessel 50 John (Gaelic) 52 Bitter vetch 53 Drunkard

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