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Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas · Page 6

Pampa, Texas
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Friday, June 23, 1972
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','f <"--.,','* YEAR Friday, Jun« 21,1972 the ftampa daily News A W«tcMvl Newspaper IVM tTMVINO KMUHt TOf a TtXAS TO M AN IVIN ilTTM MAC! TO UVI Our Captult Policy Itht ••mpa Ntwt it dedicated to fwmlthlnf Information to I Mr nmmn MH that thty can b«tttr promote and preserve I their ewn freedem and encewrafe efhert te tee ether* le tee I Hi MtNina. Only wKert man it free te central himtelf and I all he preducet can he develep te hit utmett capability I The Newt hellevet each and every perten would t*t mere I MrtMacttan In the long run if he were permitted te tpend I what he eartrt en a volunteer batit rather than havinf port 1 ef it dittribvted invluntarily. The McGovern Image The emergence of George McGovern from obscurity is an excellent challenge for non-involved observers to analyze further the workings of the political machinery of America. We plan ' a series of | commentaries on this subject in the coming days because we believe developments this election season offer a good opportunity for more people to be directed away from reliance upon the politicians. U apparently has become such an interesting diversion that we are not likely to convince many to withdraw from participation. But It will be worthwhile if more are aware that the problems they consider important will not be solved by the holder of political office, regardless of his name or his party. So, when we attempt to analyze the McGovern emergency we do so to point out the flexible "principles" which direct political activity. And we hope the young people who y i so excited about their new iranchise, will enter into the spirit of the game with no illusions. So, let's look at George McGovern. Is he a serious contender against Nixon? Is he merely a sacrificial lamb, someone who will give the appearance of being a „ serious contender but who has been written off as expendable? Remember Adlai Stevenson? People who pull the political strings are devious creatures. Sometimes the man they "throw to the wolves" against a sure winner is someone they want to dispose of. Sometimes he is a trial baloon, put up to the test the public opinion for the next elect ion. We expect McGovern may be the latter. Unlike Stevenson who had to run against Eisenhower twice, McGovern would not face an incumbent in 1976's presidential lottery. And since McGovern will not be 50 until July 12, his age is ideal for a second running, four years hence. The question is whether losing a race will tarnish the candidate. Perhaps Richard Nixon dispelled those fears through his political comeback. Except for Nixon, no presidential loser has come back to win the presidency since Grover Cleveland. But Cleveland was unique since he first won the office in 1884 lost it in 1888 and regained it in 1892. So if McGovern is indeed the democratic candidate in November, he will have fantastic exposure, make an excellent showing and will no doubt be kept before the public for four years and be ready when Mr. Nixon vacates the White House. Meantime, if his past record is a barometer, he will further be tuned up by his image makers to represent the new kind of America which seems to have sufficiently drifted away from individualism, private enterprise to accept the kind of socialized one-world administration. Not bad for a man whose political career was launched with a vote margin of but 597 votes only 10 years ago. McGovern's flexibility will be discussed later. To Destroy Is Easier A karate club undertook to demolish a house in Bradford, England. The house was erected over a period of may days by men using hammers, saws, crowbars, trowels, and the like. The karate specialists on the other hand employed no implement except flesh and bone, and they made much shorter work of the house than the builders did. Here we have definite proof that it is a lot easier to tear down than it is to build up. The house, by analogy, may represent the social structure; the builders are the thousands of productive citizens of past and present who labor diligently to make a better material and able to undo a great deal of hard work. Thus the revolutionaries gain great fame for effectiveness when in actual fact they merely dodge the higher challenge—improvement and progress through constructive action. t, * * It is one of the remarkable anomalies of our times that people who cherish their designation as "liberals" should be in the forefront of those pressing for compulsory unionism. - Philadelphia Inquirer love to think of nature in mait^ n wvfcfcv, ..••*•».•—• —— j luvt; lu iiiiufv ui iiaiuic spiritual environment for as an unlimited broadcasting themselves and others. The station, through which God karate experts—though nobly speaks to us every hour, if intended in the English we will only tune in.— demonstration-serve to teach George Washington Carver, us that a few destroyers are agricultural scientist. ([) \m fcf NCA, I Japanese Want Man Who Knows ByRAYCROMLEY WASHINGTON (NEA) —Senior Japanese officials have privately told American friends they fervently wish the United States would be represented in Tokyo by a man very close personally to President Nixon, with a strong working knowledge of both U.S. and Japanese politics. That man would be able to understand and mesh the conflicting internal political pressures of both countries and be able to speak with authority for Nixon and with complete knowledge of his objectives. They beg us not to send any more proper ambassador types, however talented. They blame the lack of Japanese understanding of American domestic politics and the limited American understanding of Japan's internal situation for the frictions which have developed in the past yi? These men st« an urgent need for a closer association with the United States in the years ahead—not a lessening of the ties built in the years since World War II. But they want it to be a different sort of cooperation, one less formal, perhaps, and more personal with less bureaucratic nicety and more human give and take. Since the Japanese group involved includes both the 'present and likely future leaders of Japan, they speak with some authority. As one longtime Japanese friend writes from Tokyo (a man with close relationships with the top men in the Tokyo government), Americans and Japanese have got to be "more frank and candid" about ways and means for breaking down whatever impasses arise. There has been, he says, too much of government officials "talking to one another across a square table, limiting themselves to more or less officially-sanctioned points of argument." His letter is typical. Other letters, too, complain of the formalized government-to-government talks where feelings are carefully controlled and hidden in the background. • The Japanese are a very human people, deeply concerned with human intentions, personal feelings and the individual problems of men and women and their families and communities. Our compassion to Japan immediately after World War II has bound the United States to Japan more closely than most people understand. The Japanese value our friendship more than our formal alliance. For some reason, the U.S. government, over several administrations, has not understood this. And this has been our failure. Getting down to specifics, what some Japanese would like is for Americans and Japanese (or the American and Japanese governments) to work closely together in developing political, investment, trade and aid relationships with other countries in the Far East and the greater Pacific basin. There is some inclination along this line within the higher circles of the Nixon administration also, but little action. The Japanese are concerned that with the passing of time and little done, the opportunities for such cooperation will slide and the two countries will drift apart. Certain Japanese would like especially for the United States and Japan to work together in developing relationships with China and the Soviet Union. They believe that a coordinated (cooperative) U.S.-Japanese approach would avoid some of the political pitfalls almost certain to develop when Japan and the United States work individually with these closed, highly controlled, somewhat suspicious societies, whose political aims differ so greatly from our own. Quick Quiz Q—What horses started the breed we call "thoroughbred"? A—Byerly Turk, the famous Oriental stallion, along with the "Parley Arabian" and "Godolphin Arabian," were' imported into England and started the breed. Q—What country was once called New Holland? A—Australia. Q—What form of matter has definite volume but no shape? A—Liquid. ?•• <vn^v<:>^ •"-•""' I'.t'A ". "'•* MUCI BIOSSAT McGovernKeyMan Is Jimmy, Age 12 By BRUCE BIOSSAT MILL GCINDS SLOWLY-BUT GBlNDS EXCEEDINGLY F-INE ^ 1972 Mi (N«u«iil Synd., Inc. Clearing House "t won't feel itally liberated until you have dishpan w wV" * »**" r .. hands, too! Q—ln baseball, what is the ruling when a batter with two strikes on him bunts foul? A—The foul bunt is a third strike. Editor: I have never been one of the "Silent Americans," and once again I find it necessary to speak out against ignorance and misinformation. (RE: June 13th Clearing House letter on the Canadian River Endurance Ride). I know for a fact that Mrs. B's letter was quite amusing to knowledgeable horsemen, but I realize that not everyone who read the letter has a working knowledge of horses and the use of them. In the first place, Mrs. B was mistaken about the event that occurred. If she had read more about it or written for information, she would have found that it was the Canadian River Endurance Ride, not Race. We all know what a race is. An endurance ride is much more complex in purpose, but again, if Mrs. B had requested information about the ride, she would have found that the principal purpose of the ride is to encourage better horsemanship and the care of using horses. If this sounds a little abstract, a perfect example would be Mrs. B, who if entered in such a ride would RUN her horse for 45 miles. It is such ignorance that establishes our purpose. Race horses run at speeds from 45 to 55 mph; the winning .Arabian in the Canadian River Endurance Ride, rest stops included, made an average of just under 9 mph for the 45-mile course. To further break this down in gaits for Mrs. B, a good endurance prospect should have a 7 mph walk and a 12 mph trot. It is indeed unfortunate that Mrs. B didn't care enough to drive 47 miles and see all the "running" of horses for 45 miles, the "cruelty to the poor animals," and all the "habitual criminals" who participated in the ride. In fact, she didn't bother to spend an 8-cent stamp to request more information about the ride. Mrs. B also mentioned that she would like to inspect animals now that were in the ride. I invite her to do so and to bring a veterinarian along since it is quite obvious that she would not know a windpuff from a saddle gall. U might be wise if she did not come too early in the morning, as I spray for flies then, and would hate to be condemned for slaughtering the poor, innocent creatures. Is Mrs. B aware that the winning rider rode the complete course bareback to avoid saddle galls on his tender-skinned gelding? As to the aspersions cast upon the character of the entrants in the ride, I can only ignore and ridicule. What kind of person passes judgment on people she has never met, condemns them on the basis of non-existant cruelty on a subject on'which she is uninformed. Mrs. B brought up the fact that two animals were excused from the ride by the ride veterinarians; one with a stone bruise, and the other with a high pulse rate. She is guilty there-in of withholding facts and being unfair in failing to mention that trie high pulse rate was caused by a run-away, a fact she must have been aware of since she knew the reasons for pulling the animals. She completely dismissed the nine veterinary checks and didn't mention the checkpoints and pulse checks (which did not allow animals with a pulse rate of more than 70 to continue). A great deal of work was put forth by a great many people to insure proper care of the animals. I resent it being so summarily dismissed. Without good officials, no ride could be a success. The ride was much enjoyed by all participants. We were well pleased with the fact that 9 out of the top ten horses were Arabian or Half-Arabians. Eleven Arabians and Half-Arabians were entered, and one was pulled because of the stone bruise. We feel that we have established the Arabian as ,the toughest by far! The ride 'often took on the air of an Easter Egg Hunt as the riders searched for the small red flags in the fields of Indian Blankets. Better markers are definitely planned for the next ride. 1 regre^ that Mrs. B found it ••necessary to condemn our activity on the basis of misinformation. It is fortunate that Mrs. B was not present in Pioneer Days. She might have halted all the wagon trains, put an end to the Pony Express, and Heaven only knows what she would have done to the U.S. Cavalry. Alas then, for America and the Great American Dream! I hope this has helped clear up any misinformation on our ride. Mrs. B will have to get busy if she plans to prevent another one from being held. There are approximately 80 recognized endurance and competitive trail rides in the U.S. today. (They're big in Australia also). Kathryn Paul (Mrs. Wayne Paul) Ride Secretary Canadian River Endurance Hide P.S. Henry Shaw said, "It is better to know nothing than to know what ain't so!" Your Health WORLD ALMANAC FACTS The cowcatcher was devised by Isaac Dripps of the Camden and Amboy railroad line in New Jersey after several cows were killed by new steam locomotives in 1833, The. World Almanac notes. His original design failed to protect cows, but led to the development of a V-shaped cowcatcher which proved useful in coping with a variety ol track obstructions. Wit And Whimsy No ship ever came in unless someone first launched it. :'f -:.! & With the school buses not running, many a kid is attending t hurnber school. By Lawrence Lamb, M.D. What Causes Ear Blockages? Dear Dr. Lamb—What causes the blocking of the ear such as what occurs when descending from altitude? In my case, this occurs several times a day. It is very irritating when talking because I suddenly feel that I am talking too loudly or unclearly, then I find myself concentrating on this rather than on what I am saying. I have gone to two doctors and they told me this was likely due to ear infections I had as a child. One stated that I may eventually need an operation and the other gave me pills which didn't help any. I have had this problem approximately seven years, but the blocking seems to be happening more regularly as time progresses. What do you think I should do? Dear Reader—You should make arrangements to see an ear. nose and throat specialist. Your family doctor can refer you to one or you can obtain the names of specialists for this problem with a telephone call to the nearest county medical society. You may also write to your state medical association to ask for the name and location of ear doctors who are closest to your home. The ear is affected by changes in altitude because of the difference in pressure across the eardrum between the external ear and middle ear chamber. The external ear is the ear at the side of the head, plus the canal that funnels sound into the ear. The canal itself is really a blind tube closed with the white, glistening membrane of the eardrum. The middle ear is the next compartment. Inside the eardrum is a great hollow chamber, the middle ear. At the bottom of this hollow chamber is a tube that passes downward and opens in the back of the throat (eusta- chian tube). Through this tube the middle ear chamber communicates with the air in mouth. When air pressure builds up in the middle chamber, air is forced out the tube and into the mouth, If the pressure in the chamber fails, air is sucked up into the chamber through this same tube. This way, the pressure can be changed in the middle ear chamber. When you go to altitude, the thin air creates less pressure at the external ear, the air in the hollow middle ear is under greater pressure and can push your eardrums out. The ear is protected against this by leaking air from the middle ear chamber through the tube to the mouth. When descending from al- luude, as the air pressure increases, the external n"cs- sure against the eardrum pushes inward. Too much pushing in and out of the eardrum causes irritation called barotrauma. NEW YOftK <NEA»-Hla name I* Jimmy BallmtMi and he's just 12 years oM.'He happens to be working right now in Sen. George McOovern's New York date headquarters, but that'* Incidental. He'd be interesting wherever he was. H you closed your eyes and simply listened to him talk as he operates at a desk, you'd be sure you were hearing a 30-year-old at work. Jimmy, described by McGovern managers as "our 12-year-old," handles telephones, deals out local transportation information (how to get to the Bronx on a subway to do volunteer work), ferrets out airline schedule details for upstate staff travelers, operates as a kind of general office handyman. I sat and watched him function for perhaps half an hour, and I haven't heard anyone in years—either in government, politics, business or whatever—speak with more clarity and precision and economy of words than this kid. His efficiency and resourcefulness are fabled around the office. One day the McGovern people suddenly decided they'd better have a big American flag hanging from their Fifth Avenue quarters alongside their giant blue McGovern flag. In 15 minutes of telephoning, Jimmy had one on the way from some Manhattan supply house. He manages his many chores with enormous confidence, yet I could detect nothing overbearing or cocksure in his manner. He is polite and always to the point. How did it all start? Well, Jimmy Bailinson, whose father is an editor at the New York Times, read a news piece about McGovern and decided he wanted to help him. He called up on that very evening early in March. The next day, after school, he came down and went to work stuffing envelopes—typical volunteer labor. But one day not long afterward, he found himself sort of taking charge. Says Jimmy: "It just turned out I could organize people...So pretty soon they were bringing in new volunteers and asking me: •Could you teach these people what you're doing?'" Jimmy's present fascination is with politics, of course. That is a serious loss to business and any other field of endeavor you can think of. He says: ••In school, I did a report—I consider it a very complete report-on the 1968 campaign." I wouldn't think of doubting its completeness. In fact, Jimmy is giving me some fantasies. I'd like to get about a dozen key people from the telephone company—any telephone company—and have them just sit in a circle around young Mr. Bailinson's desk and watch. I'd like to have most of the nation's highway engineers In the Jimmy orbit for a day or two, with him looking over street and road layouts and making suggestions about where to put signs to guide drivers'decisions. I'd like hto clarity of ihou|W and utterance and nil seemingly effortlew efficiency of performance to be obtervea for a good long while by a sizable batch of the more emotional "college young," whose mindless sloganeering and boneless language ("like, man, you know") Jimmy Bailfnaon at 12 puts to total shame, o A few thousand like him, properly spread around, could really get this country moving again. H. L. Hunt * Writes "URBAN RENEWAL" IN WASHINGTON The latest urban renewal scheme cooked up by bureaucrats in Washington would destroy a prosperous area and replace it with an arena and convention center which would cost at least 1100 million and probably more. Urban renewalists have drawn up plans for the Bicentennial Center to be built on IS acres in the Mount Vernon Square neighborhood in northwest Washington, D.C., but the arguments against it are overwhelming. The project would destroy Washington's 40-year-old Chinatown and wipe out almost 100 businesses which employ over 600 people. The Chinatown area has one of the city's lowest crime rates and has virtually no welfare cases. It is a community where Chinese, blacks and whites live together in harmony. i The estimated cost of the center is already very high, and would certainly go higher, with the taxpayer picking up most of it, if past experiences are any criterion. The Kennedy Center, for example, had an original estimated cost of around $33 million, and was to be privately financed. But is has cost $66.4 million so far. with the taxpayer providing $43.4 million of that total. The Robert Kennedy Memorial Stadium was to cost |7 million, but that figure has since soared to $20 million. This government subsidized arena would probably put out of business the privately owned Washington Coliseum, 'replacing a tax-payer with a tax-spender. Bureaucrats are fascinated by grandiose schemes, such as the plans for this Bicentennial Center. Congress should give first : consideration to the human ' beings whose lives would be uprooted by it, and refuse to appropriate any funds for the center. You cannot control th» length of your life but you car. control its width and depth. Diplomacy If spending alone could solve the problems to which existing programs are addressed, there would be no problems, for spending hai been there. —Budget Director Caspar W. Weinberger, noting thai federal spending on social programs has jumped from $30 billion to $101 billion a year. Answer lo Prctiout Punic ACROSS 1- by ballot 57 Put aside KIOMC=if Office chum is proudly showing a ticket for speeding 40 in a '25-mik* wne. Says he didn't think his clunker could do it. For when the One Great Scorer comes to write against your name, he marks d' affaires 7 Diplomatic representative 13 Roman Koddcss uf dawn H Source of wisdom 15 Of higher quality 16 Certain Italians 17 Poisonous snake 19 Epochs 20 French painter 24 Hodenis 21 Man's nickname (pi.) 28 Top quality (coll.) 29 Body of water 32 Certain admission slips (2 words) 35 Prehistoric aniinaj (var.) 36 Sigmoid curve 37 Leader (It.) 38 Be borne ?9 Speed per second 40 Writer, William Rose 41 Diplomatic missive 44 Gibbon 46 Shirker 49 Papal ambassador 54 Suitcase 55 Cover completely 56 Chooses DOWN ITaxi 2 Color shade 3 School subject 4 Decompose 5 Large, eminent 6 Auricles 7 The heart 8 Spanish gold U Appellations 10 Cicatrix 11 Arm bone 12 Fewer 18 Norms of diplomatic etiquette 20 Human group 21 Does as told 22 Builds 23 Greek mountain 25 Fragrant seed 2fi Philippine teak 28 Invalidate 29 European songbird 30 Musical composition 31 Property item 33V/ave(Fr.) 34 City in Japan 39 Old Sanskrit 40 Chief stress 41 Firn 42 Ellipsoidal 43 Narration 45 Suffixes 47 East (Fr.) 48 Legal matter 50 Military abbreviation 51 Vehicle 52 Verb suffix 53 Oxford English Dictionary (ab.) 'MEWSPAH1 INWMISI ASSN.)

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