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70 *AM»A OMIY NtWS / t'AMI'A. TEXAS 8«th YEAR Sunday. June 25. 1972 dhc^mitpn Daily News A Watchful Newspaper tVlft STRIVING KM THI TOP O* TtXAS TO It AN iVIN BETTER rtACI TO UVI Our Capsule Policy Th« Pompo Newi it dedicated to fumiihing information to our rcodtn tot that thoy can b«H«r promote and pmerv* their own freedom and encourage other* to tee other* to tee it* bleuing. Only when man it free to control himself and all he produce* can he develop to hi* utmoit capability The New* believe* each and every penon would get more satisfaction in the long run if he were permitted to tpend what he eann on a volunteer batit rather than having part of it distributed invluntarily. Consider 'Consequences' "In nature there neither .rewards nor punishments," said 19th century agnostic •''Robert G. Ingersoll. "There are -consequences." Unfortunately, in human life ras well, there are not always . rewards or punishments—what .men call justice. Nevertheless, .our deeds most definitely have consequences. On Sept. 15. 1963, four small black girls were killed in the bombing of a church in . Montgomery, Ala. On April 7, 1970, a white judge was killed during a breakout attempt by three black men on trial in a Marin County, Calif., 'courtroom. The second event was not, of "course, a consequence of the first. The one crime did not "cause, explain or justify the other. '• But there is a connecting link between them, a woman named • Angela Davis, who was charged . with complicity in the abduction of the judge and was eventually completely exonerated by a jury. The link lies in the fact that Miss Davis, who was 19 years old and living in Montgomery at the time of the bombing, later cited this insane atrocity as one of the things that profoundly influenced her life, that helped her turn against the kind of America she saw around her and toward communism, that made her adopt a career as an activist and "radical." She was widely quoted after her acquittal as saying that her opinion of American justice hadn't changed. The only fair trial for her, she said, would have been no trial at all. Yet the person or persons responsible for the deaths of four little girls in Montgomery have never been brought to trial. It would be obscene to say that in this case, no trial was a fair trial. There was neither reward nor punishment after what happened in Montgomery, but more consequences have flowed from that crime than human wisdom can tell—and from every other act of hate ever committed by white against black. That intelligent, talented blacks like Angela Davis have lost all faith in the ultimate justice of American society is only one of those consequences. Dates By Sex Machine They've finally gone and done . it—replaced sex with a machine. • No cause for alarm, though, at least not yet. The only sex life affected is that of California dale palms, which produce all of the commercial dates grown in the United States. Because male and female ".' palms are widely separated, no '•', natural pollination occurs. Up ..-' to now, all pollinating has had to ... be done by hand. The problem is that growers ,~,are having trouble finding men •/•able and willing to climb the ' towering 50-to 60-foot trees. -.. Thus the interest in a mechanical pollinator invented by two engineers, Roger Perkins of the University of California, and Gallen Brown of the U. S. Department of,. Agriculture. "The outlook for mechanized pollinating looks good." says Perkins. "In three years of testing we have achieved up to 100 per cent pollination by WHOSE SIDE? The belief that President Nixon is on their side is what has enabled him to lead them (the reasonably informed and sensible anti-Communists I to embrace the malignancy in Peking, to accept genocidal school-bussing in the United States, and to hail as a proud achievement the imposition of economic fascism in America. —Medford Kvans machines, and yields have been as good as those from hand-pollinated trees." Mechanized pollinating may reduce human labor needs by 50 per cent, he adds. In date palm sex, as in other kinds, where there's'a will there's always a way. And I Quote Have you noticed the disparity of "Help Wanted" and "Situation Wanted" ads? -My heart bleeds for these "unemployed" thousands—The help wanted ads fill several pages in each issue of the daily papers—and the situation wanted ads, a sparse three inches. I lived through the most famous "depression" in the history of our country, and even then, anyone who wanted a job could get it. I'm desperately afraid that the trend, these days, is "something for nothing"—and other words, "Let George Do It" and you, my working friend, and I are GEORGE. —Metairie(La.) Jefferson Parish Times Only in winter can you tell which trees are truly green. Only when the winds of adversity blow can you tell whether an individual or a country has courage and steadfastness.—John F. Kennedy. Soviet Pact: Look What Is Left Out ByRAYCftOMLEY WASHINGTON (NEA)-What was omitted from the U. S.-Soviet arms agreement may be more significant than what was agreed on. The omissions give strong clues as to what line Moscow will push in the continuing arms race. The agreements are likely to nudge the Soviet Union toward even more vigorous meddling in Latin America, South and Southeast Asia and the Mediterranean in an attempt to find added bases for the Russian submarine and surface fleets. Bases were not controlled by the agreement and it became apparent in the discussions that Russian strategists are convinced the American worldwide system of bases gives Washington undue advantage in sea-based missile and surface warfare. The Russians intervension worldwide undoubtedly will be aimed both at gaining bases for their own fleets and in inducing countries allied with the United States to deny their harbors to American nuclear submarines and their land to American nuclear-carrying planes. The agreements are expected also to push the Russians toward even greater work on cruise missiles, low-flying guided missiles which can evade most radar defenses. These can be fired from surface ships and submarines. The Soviet Union already has made considerable progress on very short range cruise missiles such as the Styx. Cruise missiles known to this reporter as being developed by any country will have a potential range of a few miles to a hundred or so. The prospect however, Is that within a decade a 1,000-mile version might become practical. With presently known defense techniques, such missiles would make Washington almost defenseless, even with the 100-missile ABM system now proposed. For, as noted above, the cruise missiles would fly in too low for radar to give sufficient warning. The cruise missile is not limited by the agreements. Unless adapted to air use by bombers which could hide like submarines, it would give the Russians a major advantage in attacking mainland targets. For, with its limited range, the projected 1,000-mile cruise missile fired from a submarine could be highly effective against the U. S. east and west coast. But by contrast, only a small percentage of the Russian people and Russian industry are sufficiently close to stretches of sea wide enough to provide sufficient hiding places for the missile-firing submarines. The major weakness of the agreements probably is that, other than for the limited ABM systems allowed near each capital, they make no provision for the protection of either country's command, control and communications systems—the means by which a head of government keeps in contact and control. Protection of command, control and communications is essential not only to enable a country to feel assured it can successfully protect itself in a war. but equally essential in bringing a war to a quick end if the outbreak is accidental. But to end the war, once started, both need to be able to control their forces. This omission contrasts sharply with what this reporter regards as the most significant "Let George Do It!" KIIIMMIljaMaMJMHM^^ Rearview Mirror BYTKXDfWKKSK KdHor of The News Paul Harvey News Children Get Too Much Of Everything Too Soon Your Health By PAULHARVEY Melbourne, Australia: The sex criminal is 13. New York City: Police commissioner says most arrested for serious crimes are age 15. Milan, Italy: The armed robbery gangleader is 14. Where have all the children gone; the wide-eyed, innocent, eager, happy young? Today's city-bred youngsters appear to have been born old. So frequently, faces are lined with cynicism at 13. Dr. E. James Anthony, St. Louis psychoanalyst, says part of this prematurity results from boredom; they've had too much of everything too soon. University of Chicago law professor, Franklin Zimring, says young blacks are responsible for most of Chicago's increase in robbery-related killings; too much of everything can't be their problem-unless it's too much narcotics. In Australia, so many sex criminals are too young to be tried as criminals that they are resorting to injections of estrogen, a female hormone, to reduce the unbridled appetite of these children. Also, early sex experience leaves less to anticipate. One H.L. Hunt Writes Government officials play word games so that the people are not fully aware of how serious the economic crisis in this country is. One phrase currently in use is "full employment budget." In an article in the U. S. Chamber of Commerce publication "Nation's Business," Congressman George Mahon of Texas pointed out that the pleasant sounding "full employment budget" is actually a cover-up for drastically increased deficit spending. Under "full employment budgeting," the federal government spends as if it had the revenues produced by an economy with unemployment .. -;•»«» inin «h<i txuiiumy wiui uiiciiipiuyniciii item actually written into the cuttofoyurpercent . InrHea f ityi0f agreements-guaranteed the revenues are much protection or the spy a tel tes , g sad , ^ of both nations. If this part of f , adolescent girl, a psychiatric patient, is quoted as "dreading reaching the 'old age' of 18! And most surveys indicate that narcotics are misused by up to 90 per cent of school-agers. And the soaring suicide rate among these "old adolescents" further confirms that childhood is not a happy time. Teen pregnancies in Chicago have soared; the number of newborn whose mothers are under 15 has increased 300 per cent in 10 years. The Senate juvenile delinquency subcommittee reports 20 per cent of America's youngsters between 10 and 17 now have police records; one-in-five. Dr. Norman Vincent Peale says we can't blame the schools. He blames parents. He says a generation of Spock-reared babies has been inherited by our universities. They come to school already equipped with neuroses resulting from permissiveness and neglect. Dr, Anthony says another reason today's young appear and act old is traceable to middle-class parents pushing their offspring to accomplish. He says, "Nothing is more aging than sustained pressure." I should not presume to second-guess a professional psychoanalyst, but I don't see how some young could be anything but cynical and disillusioned and depressed, observing the monumental hypocrisy of so many parents. This is not meant to blame all misdemeanor on parents; some youngsters are the victims of TV, or prosperity of "the times." But the areas of our nation where I still see great expectation in the eyes of school-age audiences are the more rural regions where old-fashioned virtues survive intact; where parents are an example worth following because they are following an example worth following. Quick Quiz Q— How many constellations are there? A—There are 88 constella- t i o n s now recognized in modern astronomy. f , the bargain is adhered to it gtance should lessen greatly the «• acci " The morThoroughly we know ower our guard in fiscal year what the Soviet Union is doing, >W2 to the pom that we are now and the more certain they are running an estimated $8 billion Sat we know exactly what they ,«««l even in terms of the full are doing, the less likelihood of employment budget. The So viet accidents or real-world deficit is almost $40 kinu billion, same protection was The Texas Congressman not provided for command, P 0 "^ to the only real solut.on © 1972 by NW, IK." "/ (eel so INVOLVED! I'm using the new note paper I bought tvlar-it'i RECYCLED!" not at all clear. Wit And Whimsy The man who drives a car hasn't a wife. « o <; Topless dancers usually don't have a head on their shoulders. n c <: The rain it raineth every day upon the unjust and the just's umbrella, but mostly on the just alone, because the unjust has the just's umbrella. "From an old car card that once was displayed in every streetcar in the country. emergency, why not restrict public spending to the revenues in hand or in sight? Pay for it or put if off until we are willing or able to do so." If such policy were to be seriously considered, there would be anguished cries from free-spending politicians and special interest groups. But surely the majority of our citizens, sick and tired of inflation, would understand that the only way to restore a sound economy and stop runaway prices is for the government to return once again to a balanced budget. Q—u/ho wrote the famous "Timothy Titcomb Letters"? A—J o s i a h G. Holland. They were a commentary on the morals and manners of the times. Q—Who baptized Jesus? A—John the Baptist. Q— According to mythology, what did the Sphinx do when her riddle was solved? A—She killed herself by hurling her body against a cliff outside the city of Thebes. Q— Who was the only one of the 12 Apostles to die a natural death? A—Saint John, the Evangelist. Q—Does the moon have any water? A—There is no evidence of water on it within historical times. 0— What did Thomas Kdi- son call his favorite invention? A—The phonograph, invented in 1877. By Lawrence E. Lamb Eat Eggshell* for Calcium? Dear Dr. Lamb—On a television show they demonstrated how eggshells could be pulverized in liquid drinks in a blender. I haven't tried it yet, but wondered about the possibility of cholesterol in the eggshells. I am glad to hear about the calcium. I hadn't thought of that and I could use more as I seem to have difficulty in getting enough milk into me. We use nonfat milk and occasionally buttermilk and have tried to cut down our cholesterol intake in other ways. Dear Reader—No, there is no cholesterol in the eggshells and if you like the particular drinks described I can't see any harm in using them to provide a source of calcium. Also, there is no cholesterol in egg white and it is an excellent source of protein for cooking. I strongly support the use of egg whites in the diet as a good, cheap source of protein. It is only the egg yolk that people are concerned about in terms of either cholesterol or fat content. If you want to cut down on the cholesterol intake you can use a lot of recipes that call for a whole egg by modifying them and using two egg whites rather than one whole egg. I thoroughly approve of your using nonfat milk powder for cooking and other nonfat milk products. Although it is true that milk has some cholesterol it is not a high cholesterol food. The big concern about whole milk is the relatively large amount of saturated fat it contains. Saturated fat seems to stimulate the body to produce cholesterol in the body itself which in turn leads to the formation of fatty deposits in the arteries. You should be just as concerned about saturated fats from other sources besides milk. I was quite shocked recently to hear one of our self- appointed grand poobahs of nutrition explaining on a national TV show that skim milk was harmful because you need the milk fat to absorb vitamin A from the digestive tract. That theory is World War I vintage. Anyone who knows anything about nutrition knows that there are so many other sources of fat in the diet besides milk that it is almost impossible to have a fat free diet that would prevent absorption of Vitamin A. I am particularly pleased, however, at the great strides that large segments of the dairy industry have made in providing useful low fat or nonfat milk products such as the excellent nonfat dry milk powders that are available, the uncreamed cottage cheese or low fat cottage cheeses and the low fat milk or some of the fortified skim milk products. Does all the talk about cholesterol disturb you? II so, you'll wont to read Dr. Lamb's booklet in which he answers your questions about this subject. Send 50 cents to Dr. Lamb, in care of this newspaper, P.O. Bon 1551, Radio City Station, N.Y., H.Y. 10019. Ask lor "Cholestrol" booklet. FIRST THING today we ire calling the school teachers to attention. This morning's classroom lesson is taken from the June issue of Texas Outlook, official publication of the Texas State Teachers Association. If you haven't already studied your homework for June, turn to Page 22 and read the article that begins there, titled -Getting Education Out of the Firing Line." Its author is John McKenzie, principal of Reagan High School in Austin. We have had several telephone calls and a personal contact or two about some statements in the article by Mr. McKenzie. It is probably unfair to Mr. McKenzie to quote a sample paragraph without publishing the entire piece, but it will explain why there were some raised eyebrows, a mental shock or two and a bit of apprehensive astonishment displayed by some who read it. For example-and again you are reminded this is not exactly "cricket"--take the following lifted paragraphs: *** "I FORESEE a school truly geared to the child. Children will run the school, children will teach the school, and children will comprise the school. There will be no grade divisions, no retainees, no failures. Each child will study what he wants to study, when he wants to study, if he wants to study, and in his own manner. Age will be no restriction to course selection. And every study that a student wishes to study will be offered." And here's the statement that will upset your recliner and sprawl you on the floor: "If a six-year-old wants to study physics, he may do so. If an 18-year-old wants to study finger painting, he also may do so. If a 14-year-old wants to study lockpicking or pornography he may do it-just so long as the subject is relevant to him. Relevance is the key word to educational success, and today's schools are hopelessly irrelevant to the student's true needs. "What right does an adult, far out of touch with the true world of today, have to tell a child what he should study. Who knows better than a child what is truly relevant to him?" *** AS UNCLE Ben used to say, how do you like THEM apples? Apparently there are some folks, including teachers, who don't like them even a little bit. To any teacher who now rushes to find the June issue of Texas Outlook and learn what we're writing about-and to those who have read it only once-we insist that you stay after school, go to the blackboard and write 100 times "I can't believe I missed the WHOLE thing!" Meanwhile, we dropped Principal McKenzie a note about reaction to his article in some circles. If he answers, his comments (and ours) will be continued in a future column in collaboration with Schoolhouse Kitty. *** A NOSTALGIC trip through 45 years of Lionism in Pampa was thoroughly enjoyed by those attending the Lions Club 45th anniversary banquet last Rivers Tuesday night in the Pampa Country Club. The tour guide through those 45 years was banquet speaker Frank Culberson who said later he omitted many of the high spots because of the late hour. But what he did dwell on was well worth the time and one suspects his audience really wouldn't have objected to staying a little longer. It was that interesting. But, like all smart speakers and entertainers, Culberson cut it short and left them wishing for more. He began where all good stories should begin-at the beginning. That was the founding of the Pampa Lions Club on April 22, 1927, shortly after the Pampa News became a daily and the oil boom was really booming. The late H. Otto Studer was elected first president of the 20-member club and a charter was granted May 3 of that year. Culberson gave his listeners anecdotes about early members. That first year was the year Lindbergh soloed the Atlantic. The club weathered the stock market crash of 1929 and stayed on its course of community service. *** CULBERSON, Lions president in 1938-39, said the club held its first meeting in the Baptist church, moved to the Methodist Church, then to the old Schneider Hotel (now the abandoned Pampa Hotel) and back to the Methodist church basement where the weekly luncheons have been held ever since. He told the story of the Lions Club Minstrels, started by the late John Sturgeo, brother of Aaron Sturgeon, a member of today's Pampa Lions Club. He recalled the year when the Lions sponsored the first Soap Box Derby ever held in the Panhandle in conjunction with The Pampa News. The second year the Derby was run on a hill north of town, it was won by Mark Bratton, son of W.A. Bratton, a former Pampa mayor and Lions Club president in 1930-31. Young Bratton went on to the International Soap Box Derby in Akron, Ohio, where he put Pampa on the map by winning the top award for the best designed car. Today Mark Bratton resides in Corpus Christ! where he is a designer of boats. Culberson had a perfect ending for his spot on the Tuesday night program. He called the names of 17 deceased past presidents. A member of the Lions Club placed a white rose in a vase at the speaker's' table. An 18th rose was placed in memory of all deceased members. The impressive memorial service concluded with the banquet audience standing in silent tribute. *** SOTTO VOCE: That strange odor that's been hanging over Pampa's East Side doesn't necessarily come from just one spot, says the City Hall Cat who currently is doing practically all of his night-time roaming west of Cuyler and north of Foster. Incidentally, Hobart Street Hannah has joined the Rearview Mirror staff to see if she can stir up more tidbits with an in-depth interest for the distaff side of the house. And Hannah is quite a gal. Aniwtr to Frtvioui funlt ACROSS 1 Scottish river 4 France's largest river 9 River in Texas 12 Malt brew 13 English forest 14 Mouths (anat.) 15 Between (comb, form; var.) 1G Delicate- pancake 17 Parched 18 Butter bits 20 Suffix 21 Arikaran Indians 22 Approaches 24 Rectify 26 Grande 27 Slight coloring 28 New Guinea seaport 30 Before 31 Branches (ab.) 32 Uncooked 33 Pedal digits 34 Rove idly 36 Obscure 37 Of the soft palate 39 Exploit 40 Born 42 Fillip 44 Point a weapon 45 Frighten 47 Shoshonean Indian 48 Chemical suffix 49 State in Germany 50 Ukrainian town 51 Legal point 52 Fall flower 53 Wapiti DOWN 1 Moist 2 New York city 3 Squatter 4 Varnish ' ingredient 5 Fragrant roots tock 6 Roman date 7 Reiterater 8 Mariner's direction 9 Paca, for instance 10 Made lsini-3l=l HEIMI1HH Mi* 1HHHN MMftMUH I WMMIilMM IJIMiiN mistakes 35 "Blue" river 11 Parts of 36 Paris'river weeks 37 Stanza 19 Regatta vessel 38 Assessment 21 Regenerations amount 23 Bellow .d 39 Comely 25 Desert phenomenon 29 Perfumes 33 London's stream 41 New York's River 43 Gain vigor 45 Tibetan urial 46 Ever (poet.)

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