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Wednesday, June 21, 1972
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i« fAMPA UAKf Ntm PAMPA.TEXAS MthYEAR Wednesday. June 21,1972 Worry Clinic Television And Radio By (targe*. Crane Ph.D.,M.D. JMlge DvaaM ItoweH livlte* me to be hit pert M the f am«« Indiana Society'* Chicago ••mil bmqttet. Dw to lllMii, J«age GivM look Jatfge ••wen's place and then vdMteered to drive me to aw summer home In Indiana. Nate oar "hone" dlicanlan en roate! CASE U-515: Judge Richard Givan is a distinguished member of the Indiana Supreme Court. His hobby is Arabian horses. "Dr. Crane," he began, "I recently attended a convention for horse breeders down in Oklahoma. "And one of the speakers presented some very interesting data which may explain the seasonal nature of the mating instinct. "For this scientist reported that the sexual fluid of stallions was analyzed for many months, starting with January. "And the volume of the seminal fluid remained constant all the time. "But the sperm count was much lower in the months of January and February. "It continued to rise, however, till May, whereupon it levelled off and then began to decline in the summer. "So this may explain the usual increase in romantic urges in the Spring." SPRING ROMANCE You readers will doubtless recall the old adage: "In the Spring a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love." As Judge Givan also mentioned, even at its low January sperm count, the stallion's semen contained literally m illions of spermatozoa. For the Almightly realized that most of those sperm cells will not fertilize the female egg. And in creatures, such as fish, thousands of eggs may also be laid by the female, yet relatively few will produce mature fish. A recent report stated that an 6-inch bluegill (bream) lays Today In History By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Wednesday, June 21, the 173rd day of 1972. This it the first day of summer. There are 193 days left in the year. Today's highlight in history: On this date in 1788, the U.S. Constitution went into effect as New Hampshire became the ninth state to ratify it. On this date: In 1834, the American inventor, Cyrus McCormick, was granted a patent on his reaping machine. In 1898, the first U.S. troops landed in Cuba in the Spanish- American War. In 1919, in World War I, part of a German fleet interned at Scapa Flow in Scotland was scuttled by the German crewmen. In 1942, in World War II, 30,000 British soldiers were taken prisoner as the stronghold of Tobruk in Libya fell to the Germans. In 1945, Japanese forces on the island of Okinawa surrendered to the Americans. In 1963, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Milan, Italy was elected pope. He took the name Paul VI. Ten years ago: U.S. Secretary of State Dean Rusk got his first look at the Communist wall in Berlin and predicted it would be broken down eventually. Five years ago: President and Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson became grandparents as a son was born to their daughter, Luci Johnson Nugent. TV Log 6:30 4-High Chaparral 7-1 Dream of Jeannie 10-Ro!lin' on the River 7:00 7-The Super 10-Melba Moore and Clifton Davis 7:30 4-Cutter 7-Petticoat Junction 8:00 7-Movie. "If A Man Answers" 10-Medical Center 9:00 4-Night Gallery 10-Mannix 10:00 4.10-News. Weather. Sports 7-News, Weather. Hotline. Sports 10:30 4-Johnny Carson 10-Movie. "The Day They Robbed the Bank of England' 1«:4« 7-Rona Barrett 1<M5 7-Perry Mason 11:4$ 7-Dick Cavett 4-News jO-News 12:1$ enough eggs in one summer to fully populate a ft acre lake! But the eggs and young fish are devoured by snakes, frogs, birds, bass and even their own older bluegill kinfolk. In fact, another government report stated that every bass consumes 1,500 bluegills per year! "Dr. Crane." you may wonder, "why does the sperm count in the stallion reach its peak about May and June?" Well, this may be a result of several factors, including its food consumption. And these may also apply to human males, though perhaps to a lesser degree. For in winter months, our bodies require more calories of food to keep us warm. That is even more true of animals which stay outdoors during snowy blizzards and sub-zero weather. Besides, the farm animals may obtain less vitamins, for they no longer have access to green grass and other fresh vegetation. We human beings offset such factors by taking vitamin tablets when fresh vegetables are not so plentiful during winter. "Dr. Crane," Judge Givan added, "race horse breeders prefer to have mares deliver their foals in January. "For the age of a horse is based on the year it was born; not the month. "So a foal born in December of 1972 is called a yearling, just like one born in January of 1972, yet it may be almost 12 months younger! "But we who raise horses as a hobby and for riding purposes, prefer to have the colts born about May, when the weather is milder!" Send for my medical booklet "Facts About Pregnancy," enclosing a long stamped, return envelope, plus 25 cents, for it offers more data on human pregnancy. (Alwayi write to Dr. Crane, Hopklni Bldg., Mellot Indiana, 47151, enclosing a long stamped, addressed envelope and 25 cents to cover typing and printing costs and when you send for one of his booklets.) Business Mirror NEW YORK (API - With a few notable exceptions, the economy seems to be following the script written by Republican planners. As the election approaches, that is, it is growing markedly more vigorous. Whether this improvement can be translated into votes is another matter, because there is a world of difference between the nation's economy and an individual's view of his personal economy. Statistically, the nation's economic indicators are high and pointing upward. Production, retail sales, the number of people with jobs, take-home pay and so on are rising. The current condition could reasonably be called a boom except that nobody likes to use that word anymore, because it has a tendency to suggest the opposite—a bust. But as the expansion grows, its imperfections become more obvious and, especially in a political sense, less acceptable. Prices and jobs are emotional issues that could swamp noteworthy accomplishments. It is now unlikely that the jobless rate can be reduced to 5 per cent of the labor force by election time. And it is no more likely that the rise in the cost of living can be reduced to less than 4 per cent. And so, while the economic Scoreboard shows about 15 indicators favorable to Republicans, the two pointers best known to voters are decidely against them. To some extent, this situation is due not only to imperfections in the economy but to defects in the script written months ago when adm inistra tion spokesmen promised to reduce joblessness and inflation. Not only were these promises made, they were repeated every time that monthly figures showed the accomplishment short of the goal. Moreover, specific figures were given for each goal: joblessness of 4.5 per cent or less and inflation of less than 4 per cent on an annual basis. No success could be claimed in either area, therefore, until those figures were met. They haven't been attained and probably won't be. Among many students of the economy there is serious doubt that those rates can ever be achieved again in a balanced economy. The doubters claim that it is unrealistic to expect prices to remain stable while seeking full employment for workers with marginal skills. As for inflation, the critics say that while it is theoretically possible to control prices, it is unrealistic to expect it to happen in light of today's social and political considerations. NEW YORK (API - "The Perpetual People Puzzle," ABC's Monday night special, was a grab-bag of entertainment—some songs, a dance number, a little satire, some comedy monologues, a sportscaster trying to be a comedian at his own expense, and right in the middle of all the action, a very moving dramatic vignette. The hour program had all the earmarks of a pilot for a series. In structure, it was a cross between Public Broadcasting's "Great American Dream Machine" and NBC's "Laugh- In." Singer-dancer Gwen Verdon opened the show with "Chicago" sung and danced in an airline terminal at Kennedy Airport in New York as some passengers stared wide-eyed. Miss Verdon and her fellow dancers wound up riding slowly around the big metal wheel from which passengers grab their luggage. There was Richie Haven and his musical group with a couple of sad songs, and Jack Cassidy camping through a broad satire on TV's situation comedies. Cutting in from start to finish was ABC's man about sports, Howard Cosell, reporting on a "Commuter 500" race. This was three working people—a girl on a motorcycle, a man on a train and a man in a car— supposedly racing to get to the office first. Cosell's play-byplay and the race were supposed to be funny, and maybe they were for viewers who are Cosell fans. Dan Blocker's recent death has left a big hole in the basic structure of NBC's "Bonanza." David Canary was brought back to the series almost immediately and Tim Matheson, once in "The Virginian" cast, will be introduced as a regular in the fourth or fifth episode of the fall season. He will play Griff King, an ex-convict brought to the ranch by Ben Cartwright. Young Mitch Vogel will continue as a regular for a third season. But the Cartwright clan that began with four is down to two—Lome Greene and Michael Landon. Military radar that translates its target findings into audible signals can distinguish between men and women. Women take shorter, lighter steps that produce higher-pitched signal tones. PERSONAL FINANCE Travel Now, Complain Later Bv CARLfON SMITH Droves of disillusioned vacationers return home every year crying for the blood of the travel agent who sold them that rotten packaged tour. Others come back happy as a man whose stock has just gone up 20 points, and besides inflicting their color slides on you will press the name of their agent upon you as if they'd found a doctor who makes house calls. What makes the difference? How can you avoid the woeful experience of spending all that money to buy two or three weeks of happiness and reaping only rue, along with the devout wish that your travel agent should drop dead in the garbage dump? There are two reasons, in the main, for agent-arranged vacations that prove to be disappointments. One is that you were dealing with an agent who, to put it charitably, perhaps should be in some other line of business. Just as there are differences among violinists, mathematicians, horse trainers and baseball players, so it is with travel agents. Some are better than others. You don't have to pass any proficiency tests to become one; anybody can put a sign in the window saying he's a travel agent. There are at least five franchise organizations that will set you up in the business. Agents work in one of two ways. If you have your own vacation plan, an agent will work out your travel schedule and make the reservations, and arrange your hotel accommodations. Or you can buy a packaged tour, which some wholesaler has probably put together, the agent acting as a middleman retailer. An experienced agent who really knows the travel business has a lot of expertise to put at your disposal. One who's little more than a sales clerk, offering an array of someone else's packaged tours, is only going to provide you with whatever you buy. This brings us to the second reason why vacationers may return soured on what the agent sold them. They simply bought the wrong package, didn't know enough about what they were buying, didn't ask enough questions, and expected too much. Certainly, travel agents offer low-priced, "bargain" packaged tours — just as nearly every retailer advertises bargains to get the customers in. And vacationers who buy the $399 round-trip, all-accommodations tour instead of the $599 tour to the same resort shouldn't be surprised if they discover that the hotel isn't on the beach, that the rooms are small and the beds lumpy, and the food similar to what they'd get at Joe's Greasy Spoon back home. The fault is as much the customer's as the agent's if the customer doesn't ask questions, and know exactly what he's buying. Ask the agent if he's been there. Ask about details—the size of the rooms, air conditioning, how good the food is, What expenses you'll have that aren't included in the package. Ask all the questions you can think of, and if you can't get good answers from somebody who has been there and knows what its Me _ try another agent. Finally, when you find the agent who knows the answers — get everything in writing. The consumer has a right to get what he's been promised, but unless he acts the intelligent consumer, knows what he's getting (or been promised) and has it all nailed down in specific, unambiguous language, he'll have to accept at least his share of the blame if it turns out to be a woeful disappointment. So tell Harry to let up on the travel agent who sold him that rotten tour last summer, and start in on the dope who bought it. (NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSN.) HOLIDAY APPLIANCE SALE! COME IN TODAY! SEE FEATURES, STYLING AND QUALITY YOU NEVER THOUGHT POSSIBLE THESE DAYS AT PRICES THIS LOW! 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COMPONENT SYSTEM WITH AM/FM- STEREO, TAPE PLAYER, CHANGER Receiver, 8-track tape player, SMCIAL BUYI 4-speed automatic changer, * • i%f\\ speakers and dust cover. v I JW REG. '149.95 100 109.95 5,000 ITU WINDOW AIR CONDITIONER FOR COOL COMFORT Perfect for office, den, bedroom! Has lightweight alumi- vjf ft nom cabinet; installation kit. OO BIG 16.7 CU. FT. ALL FROSTLESS REFRIGERATOR, REG. '339.95 You'll never defrost again! Freezer holds 193 Ibs. food. Cold control for each section. SAVE! HUGE 18 CU. FT. CHEST FREEZER HOLDS 630 LBS! Has signal light; interior light- defrost drain and lock. 2 big baskets, divider for organized storage. REG.»269.95 WARDS "CHARG-ALL PLUS" TIME PAYMENT PLAN WILL SUIT YOUR BUDGET-"CHARGE IT!" WARDS CORONAOO CENTER Open Till 8 pm. 669-7401

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