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&/* Dedicated »o the Progress And Growth of Central Utah Page 50-THE HERALD, Provo, Utah, Sunday, April 13. 1975 Erin Pushes Forward While Northern Ireland continues to tear itself apart in political and religious turmoil, the Republic of Ireland has made impressive, yet little- reported, strides in improving the lives of its people. Ireland has largely been underdeveloped because it was believed to have few natural resources. Last year, however, a U.S. oil company made a major offshore natural gas strike near Cork estimated at more than 1 trillion cubic Get a Horse In these uncertain economic times, where are the people who have money investing it? In gold, oil, stocks and bonds and old socks? All of these, no doubt. But a lot of people trying to stay ahead in the race with inflation are putting their money on horses, says the Keeneland Assn., which sells thoroughbreds. The average price paid for a thoroughbred race horse at the association's summer horse sale at Lexington, Ky., last year was $53,489. While the initial investment is great, the potential returns are even greater. For example, Canonero II, a thoroughbred bought for only $1,200, earned more than $360,000 in a brief racing career — returning an incredible 30,000 per cent profit to his owners. He was then sold for $1.5 million for stud purposes. Another $32,000 Keeneland purchase, a filly named Chris Evert, has earned $679,475 in her three-year racing career. This is $300,000 more than the famed tennis star of that name has earned during the same period. Have a few tens of thousands of idle dollars you don't know what to do with? See a man about a horse. If the energy situation gets much worse, you can always use it for transportation. Roberts. Allen feet, enough to supply the country's electrical needs for 20 years. Two oil strikes were also made last year, and 60 international companies are actively drilling offshore. Economists are hoping that Ireland will eventually become self-sufficient in energy and emerge as a net exporter of oil. Even before these discoveries, says Industry Week magazine, the 15-year- old Irish Industrial Development Authority had aided over 800 Irish and foreign firms, helping to triple Ireland's gross national product and making its manufacturing growth rate one of the highest in Europe. New companies from the United States, Canada, Europe, Japan and Australia are setting up operations in Ireland at the rate of one a week. Total investment by outside countries last year was $700 million, and it has doubled in each of the past four years. Stimulated by a change in the tax laws, Ireland has also become a leader in lead, zinc, silver and copper mining in Europe. Although all of this may distress romanticists, especially Irish - descended romanticists, who extoll the pastoral beauties of the Emerald Isle, the fact is that for the first time in a century the tide of emigration from Ireland has been stemmed. Until two years ago, most college graduates left the country. Today they are finding work in a host of new high - technology industries in Ireland - Pharmaceuticals, computers, electronics, optics and chemicals. Even so, Ireland has much catching up to do. Its standard of living remains the lowest in the European Community, and only Spain's is lower in all of Western Europe. Early Fund Campaign For Kennedy Re-Election WASHINGTON - Sen. Edward Kennedy is a multi-millionaire but you'd never know it from the way he is hustling about the country for funds for his reelection campaign next year. But that's exactly what he is busily doing at carefully arranged, unpublicized gatherings with well — heeled potential contributors. Already there have been several such affairs, with the latest, slated for Los Angeles this weekend, hosted by three wealthy liberal Democratic "sugar daddies" — Lew Wasserman, board chairman of giant MCA corporation; Carroll Rosenbloom, Rams tycoon; Paul Ziffren, former national committeeman and corporation lawyer. Other fund-raisers are in the works for New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, St. Louis, Denver, Las Vegas. Interestingly, so far none are planned in the South — but may be later. Kennedy intimates attribute his scrambling for electioneering funds — a year before he has to run — to determination to take no chances and to "run scared and make no bones about it." Cited as powerfully impelling motives: (1) The flurry several months ago of sharply critical media analyses of the Chappaquiddick incident and the numerous gaps in testimony and other key aspects; (2) recurring instances of violence against Kennedy by anti-busing demonstrators, the latest his being jostled and berated by an angry Quincy, Mass., crowd. Undoubtedly there are ample grounds for this explanation. Clearly, Kennedy faces a rough and tumble campaign for a full third term next year. At the same time, avowed Democratic presidential hopefuls skeptically note the following: No "serious" opponent has yet surfaced against Kennedy; the hostility so far displayed against him has centered in and around Boston, where forced school busing is a torrid issue, and, despite the Kennedys' wealth, they have always tapped others for electioneering funds. John did it in all his races, Bobby did it, and so has Teddy. His current "cup- rattUng" is nothing new. Also suspiciously eyed is the scope and nature of Kennedy's fund raising. Not only is it nationwide, but the question is why does he have to go so far afield to drum up money for a Senate race in Massachusetts? In other words, there may be a lot more to these sorties than what they're cracked up to be. Kennedy has firmly avowed he is not a presidential candidate. But none of the declared aspirants are convinced of that. As one dubiously told this column: "By not being a candidate, Teddy could be running the smartest campaign of all. He can duck the state primaries, and after the rest of us have clawed one another up, he can walk off with the prize by being 'drafted.' " A big search is on among politicos for loopholes in the new federal campaign finance law, which limits individual contributions to $1,000 per candidate. Already inside word is circulating about several promising possibilities: (1) Up to $500 can be spent for a party in a home where guests can be asked for contributions to a candidate — with no limit on the number of such parties or the guests invited. (2) Up to $1,000 in campaign literature can be mailed to "friends" or spent for advertising in newspapers, radio-TV or billboards. So-called "seminars" are being held about the country to advise and guide contributors on how to stay within the bounds of the new act and still make the most of their handouts. Active in this "educating" is Russell Hemenway, director of the National Committee for an Effective Congress. He has conducted such courses in Boston, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit, and Omaha. Others are being arranged to meet apparent widespread interest in the matter. Fred Werthermer, vice president of Common Cause, self-styled "people's lobby," is credited with pinpointing a loophole. Helpfully, he notes that it's possible to sell "goods" to a campaign at cost and not have to charge the difference between that figure and the retail price as a contribution. Undoubtedly by the time electioneering gets seriously under way next year, other and possibly even bigger and more fruitful loopholes will have been ferreted out. The experts and masterminds are working hard at it. Paul Harvey More Warfare? What For? By PAULHARVEY Henry Kissinger says almost nothing purposelessly. When he said this I couldn't imagine why, but I set it aside figuring subsequent events would throw some light on it. They did. On the third day of January, 1975, our ' State Secretary Kissinger made himself, available for an interview which he knew would be heard and read around the world. In essence, he threatened the use of American force in the Middle East. From 47,000 graves and from every veterans' hospital and from all the rest of us who thought we had learned by now to mind our own business, a shudder—and a sigh. In context, Secretary Kissinger was less bulldogmatic. The Lighter Side He conceded that for us to fight in the Middle East would be reckless. He said it could mean another Vietnam. He knew it might result in a confrontation with the Russians. But, he said, if the world should be "strangled" for Arab oil, then he could not rule out the use of force. He tried to draw a distinction between not fighting over high oil prices and maybe fighting over a petroleum cutoff. However many wars may have been fought for economic reasons, it still appears inconceivable to some of us that Uncle Sam would put a pistol to the head of an unwilling merchant and demand his merchandise. However many times nations may have been led into a foreign conflict as an alternative to a Gunning Down The Loopholes WASHINGTON (UPI) - At long last the administration has come up with a gun control proposal that stands some chance of being approved by Congress. Its author is Attorney General Edward H. Levi, who, despite only a short time on the job, already is showing amazing comprehension of how the government operates. Levi's formula, in case you missed it, or in case your mind boggled before you could finish it, contains this provision: Transport, transfer or sale of handguns and handgun ammunition would be prohibited in urban areas where the crime level exceeded the national average by a certain percentage or exceeded the national average by a smaller percentage but at a rapid rate of increase over the area's previous level. The only way that provision could be improved would be by adding the phrase "whichever comes first." I doubt Levi's approach will be any more acceptable to gun control opponents than an outright ban has been. But it will appeal strongly to members of Congress. The section cited above, as you can see, sounds almost exactly like a tax loophole. And that may make the legislation irresistible if it comes to a vote in that form. Anything that resembles a tax loophole is almost automatically assured of passage. But getting the bill through Congress is only half the picture. The half that intrigues me is how this type of regulatory program will work out in practice. Perhaps somewhat as follows: You are walking down a deserted city street at night. Someone steps out of the shadows and presses something against you back. "Your money or your life," he snarls. "Just a moment, sir," you reply. "May I inquire whether that is a handgun that is poking me in the ribs?" "It sure as shooting ain't no peppermint stick, buster." "I suspected as much. And may I also inquire whether you perchance acquired this weapon sometime within the last 30 days." "Quit stalling, Mac, and hand over the dough before I drill you. But to answer your question I bought this here heater last Saturday night." "Aha! In that event, the transaction was illegal." "Whaddayamean, illegal?" "Well, my good man, it so happens that as of last month crime in this area, which has a population of 50,000 or more, rose to a level 20 per cent above the national average, thus making handgun sales unlawful.'' "Curses, foiled again!" BARBS By PHIL PASTORET Penny candy is what you get for 20 cents these days. We wouldn't say the local tavern waters the sauce — but their brandy is dandy for putting out fires. domestic depression, some of us would rather all of us park our cars and tighten our belts and otherwise make-do, however uncomfortably, rather than hurl another generation of American sons on the sacrificial altar of war. Well, maybe Kissinger was misquoted. Or perhaps, for reasons of diplomatic intimidation, he was purposely pinpricking the Arab conscience. Maybe Kissinger needed additional leverage in his efforts to negotiate an Egyptian-Israeli accord and intended his remarks only as a reminder that the United States does consider itself "involved." If so, he may have missed the target. The essence of the response in the Middle East media was, "You don't scare us." But he did scare some United States of Americans. You have to wonder, though, whether—as some psychologists insist — periodically we need to be frightened. The movies seating the most paying customers these days are about an airliner in distress, a skyscraper in flames and an earthquake! Surely, after our costly misadventure in Vietnam, the very idea of a military involvement abroad is unthinkable. But if any peaceable people were to be "reconditioned" for war, the reconditioning would necessarily begin with an official statement that "War is unthinkable — almost.'' ((c) 1975, Los Angeles Times) Bye Line by Jensen i Trampled Udder Problem Solved Here's something to think about. The bathtub was invented in 1850 and the telephone in 1875. This probably doesn't mean anything very special except, if you had been living back then, you could have sat in the bathtub for up to 25 years without hearing the telephone ring. We have a fella in the Herald advertising department that came from Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. He says his name is Arden Draegger. Every chance he gets he tells us how great the folks are in Wisconsin and what a great state it is. He claims the folks back there are different and for the most part, are quite inventive. Course we Utahns "posh" his remarks with a heavy coating of how Utah folks are the friendliest people in the world and perhaps, the most productive. However, we may have to withdraw some of our "poshes" because I just read an article about the Franksville Speciality Company in Conover, Wisconsin that has been In a very "inventive" business for 28 years The business? Making bras for milk cows. 'Tis true. They sell about 5000 of them each year. Sold under the name of Tamm Udder Supports, this company is undoubtedly the only firm in the whole U.S. of A. that manufactures bovine bras. The president of the company says the bras prevent rnilk laden cows from stepping on their udders and losing milk. (Ouch!) «•• Boy, if I hadn't read it I wouldn't believe it. And here I thought all they had in Wisconsin was the "Cheese Man" and "Oshkosh - By Gosh" overalls. Incidentally, and if you're interested, the largest bovine bra they make is a size 108. *** A lot of folks kiddingly ask me how they can get their name in the newspaper. My stock answer is usually, "do something newsworthy." A columnist down in California had a problem for more than a year with two young women who wanted him to put their names in his column. He told them the same thing, "not until you do something newsworthy." Of course they wanted to know what would be newsworthy. So the columnist, Dave Berman, drew up a list of "100 Things You Can Do to Get Your Name in the Newspaper." Here are some of the "things" extracted from his list: Trap a unicorn. Colonize Antarctica. Dehydrate water. Bring back Prohibition. Bring back the nickel beer. Bake an upsidedown cake rightside up. Translate the IRS 1040 Form into English. Go selling Girl Scout cookies in the nude. Invent a circular square. Grow mashed potatoes. And finally, his 100th item was, "Start your own newspaper so you can put your name in it whenever you want to." *** In looking at the 1975 model cars, I'm convinced they're designing them for backseat drivers. Take a look at 'em, they're putting all the glass in the back of the car. *** I'm told that spaghetti is not the specialty of the house at Phil Odle's restaurant in American Fork. Although he serves it, he specializes more in pizza. So when you slip into Phil's "Huddle," just order "Odles and Odles of Pizza." *«« And one final question. When did we get Spring? Have a nice day and keep smilin'. Remember When? From Herald files, compiled by LynnTilton 10 YEARS AGO April 13,1965 Angle parking on University Avenue from Center Street south was banned and parallel parking was the rule for the entire street. This ruling was approved by the State Road Commission, noting that this would be needed when the proposed 1-15 route was completed. Nationally, 37 tornadoes were reported in the Midwest and more than 241 persons were killed by the winds. . .Floods hit St. Paul, Minn, and 900 persons were driven from their homes. The Minnesota Twins whipped the New York Yankees 5-4 in an llth inning run, Cesar Topar supplied the winning single. 25 YEARS AGO April 13,1950 Provo Chamber of Commerce President Max Bera, said the goal of the membership drive would be to enroll a minimum of 100 new members. Ray Murdock was the membership chairman with Clayton Jenkins as the manager. In Jakarta, Indonesia, rebel leader Capt. Abdul Azis, who seized the city of Macassar in a Berry's World A fly-by-night is an economy coach passenger. © 1975 Cy NEA. Inc "Sir, when business gets good again, will you teach me how to be arrogant with customers?" lightning coup six days previous, surrendered following an Indonesian government untimaturm. The government said it would begin shelling Macassar if he had not yielded. A bedroom suite consisting of a bed, chest of drawers, vanity, bench and night table was offered for sale for $89. » 40 YEARS AGO April 13,1935 Arrangements for the production of "Trinali," an original opera by Marguerite and Samuel Jepperson, Provo musicians, were made. The program was presented in the Paramount theater and was under the direction of Samuel Jepperson with Venice Jepperson Lloyd the choreographer. On the international scene, the Stressa conference between Great Britain, France and Italy was hailed as successful in miantaining peace in Europe. Included was a non-agression pact which the Third Reich agreed to. A 1933 Commander Deluxe Sedan Studebaker sold for $635 and a 1929 Ford Coach cost $145. Today In History By United Press International Today is Sunday, April 13, the 103rd day of 1975 with 262 to follow. The moon is between its new phase and first quarter. The morning stars are Mercury, Mars and Jupiter. The evening stars are Saturn and Venus. Those born on this date are under the sign of Aries. Frank Woolworth, founder of the five-and-dime stores, was born April 13,1852. On this day in history: In 1865, Union Gen. William Sherman took Raleigh, N.C., ending his Civil War "March to the Sea." In 1934, in the depths of the depression, 4.7 million American families were reported to be receiving welfare payments. In 1941, Russia and Japan signed a five-year neutrality pact. In 1964, Sidney Poitier became the first black man to win a motion picture "Oscar" as the best actor for the previous year. A thought for the day: President Thomas Jefferson said, "When angry, count to 10 before you speak; if very angry, 100."

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