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16 PAMPA DAILY NIWS P.A.MPA. TEXAS e«thYEAR Thursday, June 22, 1972 eiu5 A Watchful Ntwtpap«r IVIR STIIVINO rod THI fOf O 1 TIXAS TO BE AN IVIN UTTER PUCE TO UVI Our Capiult Policy Th« Pampa N«wi it dtdicattrf to furnishing information to our readtr* tot that thoy can bttttr promote and pmorvo their own froodom and oncourag* othor* to tot othor* to MO itt blcwing. Only whon man it froo to control himtolf ami all he product* can he develop to hit utmott capability The Newt believe* each and every porton would got more tatitfaction in the long run if he were permitted to tpeml what he eann on a volunteer batit rather than having par! of it dittrihuted invluntarily. Clearing House "Oh, Oh! He's Back!" Important Article Your kids just out of high school must have wondered at times why it was necessary to sweat over such things as articles of the English language. After all. what difference does it make whether you use "the" or "a". Well, as your teacher told you. it does make a difference. And if you still are in doubt, pay •tention.' This is your English, history and acupuncture lesson all tied into one. There once was a lowly Democrat who worked for the railroad. He also worked for the Democrats when election time came around back in 1959. Many hours, he worked for the Kennedy-Johnson ticket and, as you know, that ticket took the bananas. One day, when he grew tired of working for the railroad, he sent word along the line that he would like to do something different. What did the good white fathers have in mind...ahem...since he had worked so hard for the cause? In his wildest dreams, according to Mike Causey, a Washington Post reporter who first printed this story, the man thought he might, just might, be given the job of postal clerk. He also indicated that he would take anything as long as it brought a living wage. The episode could have ended there, but fate moved in. The railroad man's application was batted around the Democratic National Committee, to the White House and finally to a unit within the Justice Dept. that was helping in such matters. There some top official looked the man's record over and sent it to the Immigration and Naturalization Service with instructions to "give him a job." And "The job" was a top regional post in New England. Subsequently, the man was placed in a $16,350-a-year job That was in 1961. He served in that position, which now pays $36,000, until 1969 when an injury forced him into a leave-without-pay status. He retired from gevernment early this year. Now, students, understand the necessity of studying your lessons? What's Second Class? A number of persons are expressing concern that the U.S. will become what they call a "second-class" country. The precise meaning of the term is not quite clear. This much seems definite, that the U.S. would no longer be able to •intervene in foreign disputes such as Korea and Vietnam, that it would no longer maintain •a military force in Europe, that <it would no longer be the dominant influence in the Free •World and the chief negotiator with the slave states of the East. It may even mean that the American tourist or 'businessman would no longer enjoy a personal prestige when he travels abroad. The matter of being or not being "second class" fails to >state the crucial question in a way in which Americans can separate the true advantages :from the disadvantages. ^Whatcounts, it seems to us.is .not whaf somebody else thinks .of this country, but whether we :are free as individuals. If we .can be free, while being ; isolationist, by all means let us .be isolationist. On the other /hand, if we cannot be free ^.except we become interventionists, let us then intervene. ; Then, it may well be, that freedom lies neither on the road . to Isolationism nor on the road to Interventionism. Rather, the solution to preserving freedom may be like so many other answers to life problems,a delicate balance. Suppose we traded with all that had the means to trade with us; suppose the traders traded at their own jeopardy and not the common jeopardy; suppose we maintained armed forces necessary to protect our shores, our skies, our seas; forbearing to enter into any warlike alliances, would you describe such arrangements as •'isolationist 1 ' or "interventionist?" That scale of operation would certainly be more isolationist than what we have been doing since 1918. And the very word "isolationist" will have a discredited ring with some. But what is so wrong with minding our own business and staying out of other people's fights? The test of which policy to pursue is our own freedom. Without that, we have no idea or ideal to export. Wit And Whimsy By PHIL PASTORET Plan ahead. That way, you'll be as mixed-up as the rest of us. ft if V We now know that the moon isn't made of green cheese — and the alternative is equally uninviting. Which reminds us: 1} you can't recall streetcars, you missed out on a heck of a lot of living. (NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSN.) 1972 by NEA, Inc. "Son it you want to vote (or McGovern, go right ahead. ' I'm only haying you 1500,000, anyway!" Editor: There is a sort of terrible poetic justice in the shooting of Governor Wallace. It was an act as senseless, brutal, anti-social as the killing of several million little yellow peasants in Vietnam-something he repeatedly said should he intensified. Every morning (or years our first radio news was a report on how many people our government had succeeded in killing over there. We have been told this blood bath was to avoid a blood bath if we should stop. And we have been told it was to keep the Vietnamese from mounting their war canoes and invading California. Mostly we have been told it was to stop communism. "From each according to his ability-to each according to his need" is the basic principle of communism. So what could be more communistic than our income tax and welfare system, government owned housing, city subway systems, publicly owned power plants? Ho Chi Minh's father fought to drive the French from his country, and Ho devoted his long life to the same cause, fighting French, Japanese, Americans. How strange that many who regard Washington as a hero for fighting the British and Lincoln as a saint for sending Northern armies to invade our South and reunite this country hate Ho for doing the same thing! Some think there is a difference, since Ho took arms from Russia, forgetting he fought the Japanese with US arms as an ally of MacArthur, and that Washington took all he could get from King Louis. Perhaps it is time to ask ourselves, "honestly, are we killing those people because of a difference of opinion over what economic system is best for them or because we are White Christians and they are Yellc«v Buddhists?" With our national goal the killing of people over there because of, if not race and religion, then simply a theory of economics, is it strange for some Americans as crazy as our leaders to follow that example here at home? There is wisdom in the teaching of the Buddha; The good that men do lives after them, forever, and the evil also, inspiring others to good and evil, centuries later. It is time the Wallaces called for an end to killing, iest the insanity of our leaders infect more of our citizens and violence get completely out of hand here at home. Elisha Penniman 1005 New Britain Ave. West Hartford. Conn. PS: Killing one person senselessly, for no reason, marks a man as criminally insane. Is he less so if he leads an army or rules a nation and kills hundreds of thousands? Quick Quiz Q—What animal can jump 50 feet or more, although it is only six inches long? A—The Flying Squirrel. It glides on a "wing" of skin attached between its legs. Q— What are the religious symbols of Mohammedans, Christians and Jews? A—The Mohammedans — the crescent; Christians— the cross; Jews—the star. Q—What famous organization incorporated "The Sons of Daniel Boone" and "The Woodcraft Indians"? A—The Boy Scouts of America. Q— In forestry, what is a pure stand? A—A forest in which at least 80 per cent of the trees are of the same kind. Q—Are there any lighter- than-air craft still in operation? A—Goodyear's blimps are the only ones. Q—Why did Mohammed select Friday as the Sabbath or Holy Day in Islam? A—It was the traditional day of the week on which Adam was created. Q_Which of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World was of practical importance to navigators? A—The Pharos (lighthouse) of Alexandria, Egypt. Q—Which vice president presided over the Senate while he was under indictment for murder? A—Aaron Burr, after the duel in which he killed Alexander Hamilton. Q—What part of the seal- U»if fates? 4 jk—th* entire animal is' edible but usually the muscle is sold as food. Q—What did Archimedes say he required in order to move the earth? A—He said. "Give me a place to stand and rest my lever, and I can move the earth." Inside Washington By Robert S. Alien Paul Harvey News What Is Not Happening In Cambodia Significant In the spillover war in Vietnam's neighbor nations, the significant news from Cambodia is what could be happening there, but isn't. If our unfortunate involvement in Indochina is to be anything less than a total tragedy, we must learn from it. The only conceivable benefit to be derived from this blunder requires that we learn from it. And the main thing we must learn is what Douglas MacArthur tried to teach two wars ago; that land war in Asia is not for us. When the Indochina war spread to Cambodia two years ago, "experts" predicted that the capital city, Phom Penh, would fall to the Communists within weeks. It hasn't and it's not about to. Communists more or less control two-thirds of the real estate in that country, but they are not interested in capturing its capital city. In all wars heretofore, control of the cities was considered the primary objective: Control of a capital city was construed as decisive; not so in guerrilla war. Last month, when Communist artillery had severed Phnom H.L. Hunt Writes STALINISM LIVES Alexander Solzhenitsyn's "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich" graphically describes sub-human conditions in Soviet slave labor camps under Stalin. Farleftists claim that "de-Stalinization" has brought an end to such barbarities, but a news story in the London Times publicized here by "Human Events" shows that little has changed in Soviet Russia except the leaders' names. The Times reported in late December that several political prisoners in the Mordivinian labor camp had appealed to the International Red Cross, protesting a system aimed at "gradually transforming a person into an unthinking, intimidated and obedient animal." Two evils were singled out. One was deliberate starvation of those prisoners who would not allow themselves to become "intimidated and obedient." The authorities would withhold half the legal minimum of food calories, with serious illness the result. The signers of the appeal also protested the uncivilized state of medical care. Medical supplies were almost totally lacking, there were no first aid facilities and doctors would deliberately make the wrong diagnosis in order to deprive the uncooperative prisoner of proper care. The signers of this appeal knew that they faced retaliation for their action, but courageously went ahead. One of the signers was Simas Kudirka, the Lithuanian seaman who tired to defect to our country in 1970. but was sent back to Soviet authorities by the U.S. Coast Guard. Clearly Kudirka has retained all of the bravery which prompted his attempted escape from slavery. If President Nixon is eager to talk to Soviet slavemasters, he should bring up the subject of barbarous treatment of political prisoners. Penh's lifelines, that government ordered the people of the capital city to start digging trenches, erecting bunkers; to prepare for invasion. They didn't. The people ignored the warning and the invasion never came. Besides, the government's directive was absurd on the face of it. The water table is so shallow in Cambodia that any hole they'd dig would be full of muddy water within minutes. Cambodia's government, punch-drunk and tottering, is now leaning with all its weight on us. And as soon and as surely as the crutch is removed, what's left of that country will change hands again. And no matter how many American planes we leave in Indochina's skies, they are indecisive and almost ineffective against infiltration. Interesting, isn't it. Two hundred years ago American colonists with squirrel rifles were giving guerrilla warfare lessons to Redcoats. Then, in subsequent wars, we came to rely more on technology, on ships and planes and sophisticated weaponry. Yet here we are in Indochina relearning the strategy of ambush, infiltration and sabotage, and getting our tails whipped because we are no match for Asia's numbers and because this war's fanatical, quasi-religious purposefulness is all on THEIR side. But they are not trying for a knockout: Neither in Saigon nor in Phnom Penh do they presently intend to invade, capture and occupy. They have not the least interest in having to administer another war-torn nation. They know what we must learn. "You're a much lesser target behind a tree than on a throne." Your Health By Lawrence E. Lamb THOUGHTS The Ten Commandments and the Sermon on the Mount are still our best guides.—B e r n a r d Baruch, American statesman and adviser to presidents. * * * I think and think for months, for years; 99 times the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right. —Albert Einstein, noted Nobel Prize physicist. * * * Humility leads to strength and not to weakness. It is the highest form of self- respect to admit mistakes and to make amends for the m.—J o h n J. McCloy, American diplomat. today s FUNNY FEMALE TRAVEL AGENTS ARE GO-GO 6IRL5 Than* la Colleen I. Piter Winchester, Vo. Todgy'i FUNNY will pa* $1.00 for each original "funny" uug. Send aag> la: Toda/t FUNNY, 1200 West Third St., Cleveland, Ohio 44113. Skin Pigment Ditturbt Reader Dear Dr. Lamb—I am 53 years old, a black woman of light-brown complexion. For quite a few years now, my skin has been turning very dark-brown. It started with the old-fashioned liver spots, but has spread until now it covers the greatest area of my face. I do not have this darkening of the skin on any- other part of my body. My doctor says it is no disease as long as there are no bumps or erosions, but it seems to be continuously spreading. When I use a good make-up, it is hardly noticeable, but nevertheless it is still there and looks just awful without make-up. Is there any way of stopping this or do you feel I need treatment? Dear Reader—Skin color, black, brown or white and shades of them, is basically dependent upon how much melanin pigment is produced by pigment cells in the skin. There are about the same number of these pigment-producing cells in everybody's skin, but some of them produce more pigment than others. Your doctor is probably right in saying that you don't have any disease, if all that you have is a change in pigment of the skin. There are a lot of reasons for such pigment changes. Most of them are relatively harmless. In a young woman who might be taking birth control pills, this type of re* sponse can sometimes occur, producing increased pigmented spots on the face. It also occurs sometimes during pregnancy and in other people it occurs with advancing years. Exposure to sun seems to enhance pigmentation. The best thing I can suggest is to use a sun-screen type cosmetic spread over the area of increased pigmentation when you are out in the sun. This will help keep the sun's rays from activating the cells to produce more pigment in that area. I know this is a certain amount of bother, but the more you protect these areas in the sun the less pigmentation they will develop. But I would like to relieve your mind by telling you that these types of changes are not an indication of poor health or skin disease. Dear Dr. Lamb—I am 42 years old and eat radishes by the bunches. Someone told me they can be very harmful. Is this true? Dear Reader—Nonsense. Some people with digestive problems have difficulty with radishes, onions and similar foods, but otherwise there is nothing to it. Enjoy your radishes. They are a lot better for you than a gallon of coffee a day or all the sweets a lot of people eat. (NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSN.) Want to know more about low blood sugar? H so, you'll wont to read Or. Lamb's booklet on this su' jeci. Send 50 cents to Dr. Lamb, in care of this newspaper, P.O. Box 1SS1, Radio City Station, Hew York, N.Y. 10019. Ask for "Blood Sugar" pamphlet. If a man cannot sing as he carries his cross, he had better drop it.—Havelock Ellis, English scientist and author. By ROBERT 9. ALLEN WASHINGTON - Frank Mankiewict Sen. McGoverfl's ••national campaign coordinator" and most intimate and influential adviser, is his choice for Democratic national chairman. That's the closely quarded word in innermost McGovern circles. Publicly, the South Dakota leftist has given no hint of his choice for this key party job. Reason is that there are a number of ambitious aspirants who are laboring under the impression (1) they have a stong claim to it, and (2) that they have the inside track. As a consequence, McGovern is being extremely reticent in indicating his preference. Recently, he flatly refused any comment on a backstage report that National Chairman Lawrence O'Brien had been told he would be asked to stay on. Later, sources close to McGovern disparagingly threw down this account, characterizing it as a "trial balloon" and "feeler." This private disclaimer was viewed as particularly significant because O'Brien, like McGovern, prides himself on being an "original Kennedy man." Both were members of President Kennedy's White House set-up. O'Brien, who has been serving as national chairman since 1969 without compensation, has maintained strict neutrality throughout the volatile nomination scramble. Publicly, he has given no indication whether he would want to continue in the office under McGovern. Kingmaker Mankiewicz's installation as national chairman would be squarely in line with the key role he has played in McGovern's extraordinary two-year drive for the Democratic Presidential nomination. From the very start, Mankiewicz, 48, has been the radical South Dakotan's most intimate, trusted and influential mastermind and lieutenant. Among McGovernites, on all decisions, big and small, the word has always been "clear it with Frank." McGovern himself set this rule, and everyone else has strictly adhered to it. In the McGovern orbit, Mankiewicz is the be-all and is-all. Born in New York City and a graduate of UCLA, he has had a varied career ranging from lawyer to Peace Corps official, to press agent for Sen. Robert Kennedy and head of his short-lived Presidential blitz, to regional director of the Anti-Defamation League, to unsuccessful candidate for the California legislature, to columnist and McGovern kingmaker. From 1959, whatever Mankiewicz was doing, his principle interest was working for and promoting the Kennedys. His ceaseless labors f b r Me Govern, a died-in-the-wool Kennedyite, are a continuance of that devoted dedication. Knowledgeable sources credit Mankiewicz as strongly favoring Sen. Ted Kennedy as McGovern's running mate. Mankiewicz is said to maintain that this is a "foolproof spot" for Kennedy; that regardless of whether McGovern wins or loses, the Massachusetts Senator is certain to emerge the gainer. If McGovern is elected, Kennedy would be directly in line to succeed him. If McGovern loses, Kennedy would have the inside track for Democratic standard bearer in 1976. And presumably, of course, Frank Mankiewicz would be right there as kingmaker-for another Kennedy. Antl-McGovern One prominent New York Democrat is making no secret he is vehemently against Sen. McGovern. Former Gov. Averell Harriman, intimate adviser to and top official under Presidents Roosevelt, Truman, Kennedy and Johnson, is so hostile to the South Dakota leftist that he is telling friends he may either "sit out the election" or bolt completely. Harriman strongly favors Sen. Muskie; he views the collapse of his frontrunning campaign as a "disaster to the party and the country." The one-time ambassador would support Sen. Humphrey as a "compromise." But he draws the line irrevocably on McGovern. Says Harriman: "If this demagogue is nominated, I will either take a walk or sit out the election. I wouldn't lift a finger for him, or contribute a cent to his campaign." Communists will make peace pacts with anybody; Red China with the USA, Red Russia with the USA, even as the Soviets and the Nazis made a peace pact that led to the start of War II. WORLD ALMANAC FACTS Male and Female The U.S. government sponsored the emergency building of nearly 6,000 merchant marine vessels needed to support Allied efforts during World War II. The World Almanac recalls that the U.S. Merchant Marine lost 605 flag ships of about 6 million deadweight tons while transporting supplies during the conflict. Copyright © 1972. Newspaper Enterprise Assn. Aniwer lo Pre»ioui Punic ACROSS 1 Huck Finn's friend 4 One of the "Little Women" 8 Elliott 12 Miss Lupino 13" Ben" Jonson 14 Operatic solo 15 Equip 16 Stupidity 18 Biennial herbs 20 Pheasant nests 21 Exist 22 Hurl 24 Small island 26 At this' place 27 Baseball club 30 Austrian city 32 Printing mistakes 34 Group of nint 35 Makes amends 36 View 37 Conduce ,39 Chain part 40 Meditate 41 In the middle (comb, form var.) 42 Close (poet.) 45 Cartilage 49 Part of a fence (2 words) 51 Ages and ages 52 Surf noise 53 Feminine suffix 54 Actor Serling 55 Individuals 56 Meadows 57 Streets (ab.) DOWN 1 Grow weary 2 Norse god 3 Mary 4 Indian warrior 5 Comfort GSad (Fr.) MEIIilMH OMMI^ I=4 P«=ild BIHIIffi! KIMDIHDMIS IWlil • HHIW 7 Efifi producer 8 Chief genus of dogs 9 Dry 10 Location HSUtes 17 Small map within a larger 19 Goddess of peace 23 Mountain nymph 24 Burl 25 Without (Latin) 26 Lower world god 27 Balustrade of a staircase 28 Solar disk 29 Undertaking 31 Mother 33 Drama parts 38 Nullify 40 Heavy staffs 41 Measures of distance 42 African (comb, form) 43 Gaseous element 44 Grafted (her.) 46 Girl's name 47 Plunder 48 Conclusions 50 Unit of reluctance (NlWSFAm ENTfRrilSE ASSN.)

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