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Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas · Page 9

Pampa, Texas
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Monday, June 26, 1972
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***** TEXAS Hth YEAR Monday, June tt, l>72 A Watchful N«wipap«r IVM STRIVING FOR THI TOT (X TIXAS TO II AN IVIN BITTIR PUCl TO UVI Our Capsule Policy Th« Pamfej N«w« it etodkatMi !• fvmlthlrtf Information to our n*«t«ri Mt that they can btttor promote end protorvo •holr own froorfom find oncowrafo ofhon to MO othon to 100 It* blotting. Only whon nMn It froo to contra! himtolf and all ho proaucot can ho dovolop to hit utmott capability Tho Nowt boliovot o«ch and ovory porton would got moro tatiffaction in tho long run if ho woro pormittod to tpond what ho oann on a voluntoor batlt rathor than having part of it dittrlbutod invlwntarlly. Your Health Important Legislation Most authorities agree that the Surface Transportation Act of 1971, now being considered by the Congress, can open the way for revival of an industry that has been driven to the brink of chaos by Inflation, too much regulation, discriminatory taxation and other problems that are beyond the control of business-managed, taxpaying, private enterprise. Regulated water carriers, truck lines and railroads have joined in unanimously supporting remedial action as embodied in the Surface Transportation Act of l>71. An indication of the overriding concern for the public Interest that has led to the united action of competing carriers can be seen in the summary presented to news correspondents at a press briefing relative to the proposed legislation. It states; "The most productive farm-or minc-or factory-would be spinning its wheels without adequate transportation to move materials and goods to the places where they're needed. And without efficient transportation-a total system capable of doing all parts of the total job at the lowest possible cost-the price of everything we use, wear or eat would be affected. About 20 cents of every dollar spent in this country goes for transportation. And, if we're talking about freight transportation, it's 10 cents of every dollar.'' When you read in the news about this proposed law dealing ostensibly with transportation, it Is well to remember that it is not the welfare of a railroad, a trucking line or a water carrier that is necessarily at issue. It is your standard of living and your well-being-both of which are dependent upon transportation. The economy of Texas quite literally is totally dependent on the ability of these carriers to operate efficiently and profitably .There is no way that all of the agricultural products and manufactured goods we produce could be consumed in Texas. It is vital to our financial well-being that we have the means of shipping these goods to other parts of the country. And it Is equally vital to our well-being that we have the means of receiving goods produced in other sections of the country. The livelihood of every Texan-not merely the many thousands who work for the freight carriers-is inextricably tied to our freight transportation system. We all have a vital stake in seeing to it that Congress passes the Surface Transportation Act this year. And we should let our senators and representatives know that we are aware of the importance of this legislation. July 4th»Safety First The July Fourth holiday soon will be upon us and millions of people will be on the highways to take advantage of the four-day weekend. It will be a period of great fun and enjoyment for most of us, but as the Pampa Association of Insurance Agents once again reminds us, the shadow of highway tragedy will spoil it for too many. The insurance agents have been involved in an active campaign for increased highway safety. They point out some shocking facts. There have been over 500.000 highway deaths in the last 10 years. We have averaged better than 55.000 deaths in each of the last three years alone. Obviously, the trend is upward unless everyone does his part. Several of the tips offered by the local insurance men are well worth our attention. Be patient, presume that roads will be congested and plan accordingly. Don't try to drive loo far overall and break up the (rip with frequent stops for sightseeing and rest. If you stop for meals along the way, leave the drinking to others. The agents suggest that you wait for a drink until you reach your destination or stop for the night. That makes a lot of sense. Leading medical and safety authorities say that even a small amount of alcohol Impairs a driver's ability. Also, better than half of the highway deaths occur in alcohol-related accidents. Remember, no matter where you go for the weekend, you have to come home. Take it easy. Don't try to pack two weeks worth of activity into four days. Tired drivers are irritable and tend to lake chances. That's when accidents occur. We join in suggesting moderation in everything done over the long weekend. It will not only get you home safely, but is a good rule to follow the rest of the year. "Government is by nature compulsory, but as long as persons, organi/.ed as government and backed by force, are limited to the defensive function, their work i.s wholly desirable. But when this same agency of men intervenes to modify the productive or creative affairs of peaceful persons the authority becomes aggressive." —Leonard 1C. Read "What do you tupoote made it fall—violence on TV, or dirty movies?" "That's Gratitude!" STRAIGHT TALK By LawreMC Lamb, M.D. SrihHM Cneet FI«M ReteMttm Dear Dr. Lamb — I am 60 years old and have swelling in my feet and ankles, also my face, eyelids, hands and other parts. My normal weight Is 104 one day and the next day it is 112 or more. I feel huge. I have been under a doctor's care, but am frightened because my eyelids are still swollen, and as soon as I stop taking water pills, I begin to swell. Would you please discuss edema and what a person can eat to feel comfortable. 1 am afraid to drink any water or cat anything at this time. I would certainly appreciate your advice as I must work five days a week in order to live and pay my bills. Dear Reader — There arc numerous causes for accumulation of fluid, called edema. Sometimes it is caused by hormones. Fluid may accumulate before the monthly period, and many women have difficulties with this problem in the mcno- pausal and post-menopausal periods when they are taking hormones. Heart disease can also cause edema because of poor circulation. It can cause fluid to accumulate in the lungs, causing an asthmatic type reaction, sometimes called cardiac asthma, or it can cause fluid in the feet, legs, liver and elsewhere. So can kidney disease. The important thing to do is to correct the underlying problem, if possible, whether it is hormones, heart, liver, kidney or otherwise. Obviously, since there are so many causes for edema, its treatment involves a long list of different medicines. Only your doctor, who is totally familiar with your case and understands the causes for your edema, can know which one of these is proper in your case. The diet is important in most of these problems and I would especially want you to know that drinking ordinary water in most instances will not influence your retention of fluid. Rarely the sodium content of city water is too high. If so you buy bottled water, make sure it is distilled water, not mineral water. Your body remains fluid because it retains the sodium that occurs in salt. Distilled water does not contain sodium. Fruits and fruit juices are allowed and usually contain very little sodium. Although some vegetables contain some sodium, if they are cooked without salt and no salt is added, they can usually be eaten. The same thing applies to rice and most cereals. Of course, you need to avoid products made with salt, like some bakery products. Sodium occurs in most animal products, including meat, fish, fowl and dairy products. These have to be eaten in limited quantities to restrict the salt intake in the diet. However, if one overdoes this, he will not be getting adequate protein. For most people, I would suggest more non-animal products, that is, fruits, vegetables and cereals, and avoiding using salt in cooking. This will go a long way toward controlling salt intake. If a more severe restriction is needed, you should go over it very carefully with your doctor, or a dietician he recommends. (NIWSFAPER INTtmiSf ASSN.) Do you have queiif'oni about Ikt mtnopautt? If to, you'll want la rtad Dr. Lamb'i bookltt in which fce anvntn your qutilioni on the lufajtct. Send 50 ctnli to D/. Lamb, in can of lUi newipoper, P.O. lax 1551, Radio City Station, N.Y., N.Y. 10019. Aik tor "MMOJMWM" bookltt. A Word About Words Do you know what the seven most expressive words in the English language are? Here they are - as listed by Dr . Wilfred Funk , lexicographer and dictionary publisher: 1. The most reverend word is "mother." 2. The most beautiful is "love." 3. The most tragic is "death." 4. The warmest word is "friendship." 5. The coldest is "no." 6. The most bitter is "alone." 7. The saddest word is "forgotten." "Let the words of my mouth. . .be acceptable in thy sight, 0 Lord . . ."h. 19:14. BRUCE BfOSSAT Reform in the Air Dem Convention- Built-in Turmoil Hy BRUCE BIOSSAT WASHINGTON (NBA) -The Democrats, never noted for quiet, may have assured the worst convention turmoil in their history when they threw their party doors wide open in a broad reform move. The party is properly proud that it has made way for significantly greater participation—as delegates— of women, blacks and young people. In this sense, the proceedings which begin at Miami Beach July 10 will be conducted by the most balanced, representative body ever to choose a Democratic presidential nominee. If the percentages hold in the delegate-selecting still to be done in these closing days, more than 85 per cent of the delegates who turn up in Florida will be newcomers to the national convention scene. Putting it the other way, the H. L. Hunt Writes WELFARE FOR ADDICTS It was staggering to .the imagination to learn that an estimated 32.000 drug addicts and an untold number of alcoholics are drawing federal welfare payments in New York City. There is no telling how many addicts are on the relief rolls elsewhere in the country. The situation in New York City came to light during hearings the Senate Finance Committee which is rewriting Welfare Reform and Social Security bill provisions. It was encouraging to learn that the Senate Finance Committee voted to cut off welfare funds to addicts who are not undergoing treatment. • A New York Times dispatch on the Finance Committee action said the shutting off of federal funds to the addicts would be "a major blow to New York City where some 32,000 drug addicts and untold numbers of alcoholics are now on the relief rolls." If the Congress puts the Finance Committee's bill on the statute books, states would have a year lo comply before federal funds are cut off. In New York City drug addicts are placed in an "unemployable" category. Classified as "disabled," addicts are provided welfare funds, 50 per cent coming from the U.S. and 50 per cent from the city and state. Since 1969, a number of drug addicts on relief rolls has swelled by about 1,400 a month. A New York official said that many drug addicts use their relief checks to supply themselves with narcotics. This situation would seem to be the ultimate in foolishness, even in a nation that is rapidly becoming socialistic and living in a dream world of welfare. If an addict is sick and tries to help himself, then he should be given consideration for medical treatment. The rest of the citizenry ought not have to pay for the weakness of men and women who sold their souls and bodies to the pill, the needle and the bottle. The constructive element of the country must demand an end to assistance to these people. repeaters—people who have attended prior conventions—will constitute 15 per cent of the total convention roster, at most. Healthy thing, right? Get rid of a lot of party dead wood, infuse the affair with new vigor and spirit, liven up the whole business. Who can deny the proposition? Who can argue, furthermore, that it won't be interesting to see a convention populated by upwards of 35 per cent women, 20 per cent young folks, and some 15 per cent blacks and other non-whites? Nevertheless, this great new mix does indeed promise chaos inside the hall. These new people are not just going to Miami Beach to pick a presidential candidate. From all preliminary signs, they have a good deal more on their minds. They know the uses of the arena, and there is none bigger than a national convention hall caught for days in television's glare. Many of these newcomers, then, will be bent on doing their thing. Given their inevitable variety as people, that means this convention is in for a great many "things" new to such a gathering. Obviously, on the basis of their behavior this year at countless party caucuses and a dozen or two state conventions, a lot of their effort will be directed toward reinforcing their own identities. We will hear much about the "rights" and the demands of women, the young, the blacks, Chicanos and others. When it is time to shape a final party platform, we will hear, too, how these demands should—in their view—be cast in hard type with full party sanction. The proposals may all have been well-aired in committee hearings beforehand, but in this ferment of new delegates there is likely to be little regard for rules which may say enough is enough. There will be plenty of shouting and clamor, and possibly a little storming of the rostrum. Minnesota's state party convention got its full taste of that in mid-June. Again, judging from what has already happened in the states, nothing will be too sweeping or too outlandish. Minnesota now has a party platform plank endorsing "marriage" among homosexuals. What will all this do for the image of the Democratic party and its 1072 presidential nominee? Watching Americans may just decide it's a great show, and be unaffected in their voting. Or they may decide that a party so ridden by chaos should not hold the White House. Whatever else it does, it ought to make the fellows who preside over this coming convention overwhelming, automatic choices for Men of the Year. They'll earn the award every minute they're up there. * » » It is not what he has, nor even what he does, which directly expresses the worth of a man, but what he is.— Henri Frederic Amiel, Swiss philosopher. Question Box Norton lYeek, HI. J, (!alllnhur», Tenn. .177.111 TOM ANDERSON QUESTION: Why do we iprad mlllloBi OH trips to the moon and yet oar goverameat expecli its overburdened taxpayeri lo keep heart, cancer, arthritis funds, etc., going? ANSWER: The politicians (not we) are spending the taxpayers' money for moon and other space explorations, apparently for prestige and as a sort of super-duper WPA-like project to keep engineers occupied. As The Register has pointed out many times, the space program may have scientific value, but it is not a proper function of government. Only by stretching the imagination can it be deemed for national defense. Therefore the politicians have been spending money for prestige, claiming some sort of gain from the fact that only the United States has placed men on the moon. After the Russians first launched their Sputnik, the U.S. politicians decided great stress must be placed on training mathematicians and engineers. The result is there is a glut on the market of people in these professions, so the politicians must keep spending to keep the engineers occupied. Whether the politicians expect Americans to continue supporting charitable foundations may be subject to debate. Recent appropriations by Congress to continue expansion of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, and for research into diseases, indicate the politicians may want to gain a monopoly in the field of health research. Regardless, health research as well as space research should not be a government function. They should both be handled privately by profit seeking individuals or voluntarily supported eleemosynary organizations. Quick Quiz Q— Where is the world's only stalactite organ? A—In Luray Caverns, Va. From the organ, the music of the great composers echoes among the rock formations. Q—The inauguration of what U.S. president was the first to be televised? A — T h a t of President Harry S. Truman in January, 1949. Q—What is the shape of the moon's orbit? A—Like all other orbits in space, an ellipse or conic section, Q— Why is the c ammo n froy valuable to scientists? A—Its organs are similar to those of larger animals. Q— From wksi material is the Victoria Cross, most highly prized Rritish military decoration, made? A—Metal taken from guns captured in the Crimean War of 1834-1856. Q—Do trees drink rainwater that falls on their leaves? A—No. Leaves are waterproof; trees gel their water from the ground. Q— How many members of President Franklin Roosevelt's cabinet served throughout his entire 12- year term? A—Two—H a r o 1 d Ickes, secretary of the Interior, and Frances Perkins, secretary of Labor. 1 "DI'AK ABBY: Hero's tinpicture: My husband employs ;i salesman I'll cull 'Ben.' After 25 years of niiirriii|!c, Ben wulkeil out on his wife und fjimily for a little trump hall' his ape, There was a lot of gossip about it so my husband transferred Den to another city. My husbuml sometimes calls the out-of-town salesmen in for meetings, and naturally Ken comes und brings (tits tramp with him. "I admit I identify with the wronged wife and I can't stand the sight of Hen's girlfriend. My husband entertains his business associates for cocktails in our home, so Ben and his girlfriend are included. Ahhy, it eats my innards out to even speak lo her, and I don't have much use for Ben either. "My husband says their private lives have nothing to do with liim-lhat Ben is a great salesman and he is not going to insult him. "My (jucslion: Should I be expected to associate with people like Ben and that cheap little home-wrecker? - Irate Wife. "Dcur Wife: It's your husband's home, loo, and if he wants to entertain his business associates, you should cooperate, You don't have lo 'socialize' with Ben and his friend. Just be civil." The above is run neither to plagiarize nor popularize Abby, who runs in hundreds of papers and is read by millions. The point is to show that, even in "lovelorn" columns today, morality is out. What counts is beezness, social acceptance, popularity. Not only would I not invite "Ben" to my home. I'd fire him, and have done so many times. 1 say an employee's personal life is my business. * » » A reader writes: "Is it true that the Russians have reduced the quota of Jews allowable at Moscow University from 2% to 1 %?" Yes, but whereas we are short on buses to achieve a mandatory minority mix, the Communists have no Negroes, few Jews, fewer buses and almost no roads on which a bus could trave.. The following news story ran in The Kalamazoo Gazette recently: "U-M Co-Op House Has Coed Rooms - Men and women students at University of Michigan will share the same rooms in an off-campus co-op house starting this week. "The house, called Xanadu, has 64 resident students, 29 of whom are joining in the experiment of males and females in the same room. It will continue for two weeks, with a decision on extending it to be made at the end of the experiment. "David L. Mussey, a sophomore from Urbana, III., said the trial is not being made by 'a bunch of hippie freaks trying to break down morality standards. We're just normal people trying to learn how to Jewelry ACROSS i Small object to be strung S Brooch 8 Jewels 12 All (prefix) 13 Mariner's direction 14 Gather crops 15 Girl's name 16 Accepted (ab.) 17 Great (Ger.) 18 Charm 20 Bussed 22 Night bird 23 Cut off short 24 Glisten 27 Reek-emu 31 Difficult 32 Varnlfh ingredients 33 Bridle part 34 According to (Ft.) 35 Something inevitable 36 Chemical suffix (var.) 37 Northwestern state 39 Potato (dial.) 40 Devotee 41 River in Switzerland 42 Lavishly decorated 45 Wash inside of mouth 49Falaifler 50 Sped 52PlOM 53BuddhUt priest 54 Born 55 Trim 56 Pub drinks 57 Streets (ab.) 58 Hereditary element DOWN 1 Bell sound 2 Masculine name 3 Feminine name 4 Precious . stone 5 Produced by live wilh members of the opposite sex,' he said. "Seventeen of the experimenters are men and 12 are women^Sbme of the rooms will he shared by two men and 'one woman because there are more men. "The participants drew partners by drawing names out of the hat. Some, who didn't like I heir first choice, put liana me back and drew unlit they came up with one they liked. All the students range in age from IHIo22. "Several U of M dormitories have been co-ed for several years, wilh men and women living on the same floors but in separate rooms." One dissident commented that "My girlfriend lives outside the co-op and I can sleep wilh her. I don't need this." The experiment does not involve "morality," it was said, since the house has functioned with coeducational halls, bathrooms and showers for the last two years. A spokesman for the Inter-Cooperative Council, an independent group of about 20 co-ops informally affiliated with the U. of M. and listed under the Univeisily's approved 'housing list, commented: "The experiment does not violate our rules. Decisions like these are in the hands of individual houses. We don't try to legislate morality." I have not seen the follow-up story, but I can guess. It turned out to be better than • bawdy house and It wai free. As for the next phase of this challenging experiment In higher education, two suggest Ions: (1) The administrators at U-M should be tarred and feathered and then dismissed. (2) All such taxpayer supported institutions should be cleaned up or closed. If they "can't legislate morality," at least we can legislate who gets taxpayers money. Wit And Whimsy By PHIL PASTORET H you're losing your hair, just look at the oarbershop prices—and smile. 0 It t Friend of ours always has a tix-coune meal in the evening: a hard- cooked egg and a six- pack. ft ct ft We had a couple open-end investments: all the money fell out as soon as we put it in. tt d ft You need no collateral to borrow trouble. Had a real spirit-lifter in the mail this a.m.: A bulk-rate letter signed, "Best personal regards." Amwtf te Preview f ms|e an oyster «Inclusive (ab.) 7 Throat ornament • Clutches 9 Lampreys 10 Partner U Hastened 1» Be in debt 21 Electrified particles 24 Counterfeit 25 Circle qf light 26 Asian country 27 One's share 2* Death notice 2* Ore cavity 34 One who ' (suffix) 32 Portable light* 35 Go without food 34 Lobe decoration 38 Crowns 39 Chinese 41 Feminine appellation 42 Spanish jar 43 Iranian coin 44 Title WMaiterx (Scot.) 47 Lend tt Grafted (her.) 51 Eagle (comb, form; var.)

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