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10 PAMPA OMIY NtWS PAMPA. TEXAS Mlh YEAR Tutsday, June », l»72 (The ews A Watchful Ntwpaptr IVIR Sf MVINO K» THf TOP 0- THAI TO M AN IVIN MTTIt FIACI TO UVI Our Capsule Policy Th« Pampa Ntwt it dedicated to furnishing information to our rtadtn tot »hat they tan b*tt«r promott and pnmrv* th«ir own fi«««lem ami tncouraf• ofh«n to MO othort to too !tt blouina. Only whon man it froo to control himtolf and all ho product! can ho dovolop to hit utmott capability The Nowt boliovot oath and ovory ponon would got moro tatiifaction in tho long run if ho wore permitted to tpend what ho oartn on a volunteer batit rather than having part of it dittributod invluntarily, Up To The Consumer Could it be the confused consumer needs a batting coach to sharpen his swing at buying the groceries? After much initial kicking and screaming and cries that "the cost will ruin us," supermarkets across the country are now displaying unit prices for many or all foods on their shelves. Unit pricing, when its use began to spread in all sizes of food stores slightly more than two years ago. was heralded as another home run for consumerism. Much behind-the-scenes jawboning by consumer advocates and vote-hungry politicians went into the promotion os this aid to better buying. The basic idea is to provide a sound method of comparing the prices of, say, two items by their volume to select the better buy. However, a recent survey reveals that someone is .dropping the ball as far as unit ; pricing in practice is concerned. .'. Who is to blame? s It is generally agreed that the •'disinterested consumer "contributes more than his share J to the current ineffectiveness of ; unit pricing. •; What excuse may a consumer •; offer while complaining about the mounting weekly food bill when he refuses to utilize what can be a money-saving aid available in so many stores? Many women, for example, say they do not have time to read the tags that list the prices. Others cling to normally more expensive products because of brand names and refuse to sample other foodstuffs with unfamiliar labels. But there is a problem in unit pricing. This is the legitimate complaint of consumer specialists who point out that many stores make the computerized print-out tag a jumble of numerals, difficult to decipher. If, as surveys show, stores that heavily promote and explain unit pricing to their customers, have the highest useage response by its customers then more stores should be encouraged by their shoppers to provide such information in a clear, understandable and accessible manner. It all boils down to the fact that the key to making unit pricing work to aid the family food budget rests with the consumer. The food stores have thrown the ball and it is up to the individual consumer to swing his own bat. ;Great Work, B-D! Statistics often seem dry. Two million man-hours— what's that? That's what the Columbus, Nebr. plant of Becton-Dickinson recently accomplished: two million man-hours without a lost-time accident. If you went to work for B-D today and worked 40 hours a week, 50 weeks a year, you'd finish up your two million man-hours in May, 2972. Could you do it without dropping a box on your toe, sticking your finger in a machine, tripping over your feet, getting under a falling .pbject? ; In effect, that's what B-D -employes have accomplished since Dec. 17. 1970, the date of .* their last lost-time accident. Of course they've had Band-Aid '.accidents, but nothing serious " enough to call for a trip to the 'hospital or a day at home to .recover. . Why bother? Well, there are uhe obvious reasons. No one ; likes to see blood, expecially his own. You don t like to see people hurt. And it's bad for the company, interrupting production. causing needless expense, risking bad feelings ;and lawsuits. For these humanitarian and -practical reasons, American industries in recent years have contributed untold man-powers and dollars to the safety fight. While much of it goes for gear covers and guards and fences and such, a great deal is intended to inform workers that they should stay alert and watchful for their own welfare. B-D and thousands of other campanies have had their safety programs for years. Long before the Washington bureaucracy got into the act with the notion that you can save lives by passing a law and levying fines. We salute the B-D company and employes. Go for four million, folks! Quick Quiz Q—Which is the only U.S. national park located in three states? A—Yellowstone the first, and the largest, of 38 national parks is the only one occupying extensive territory in three states: Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. Q —What weapon is used at military weddings for cutting the cake? A—Traditionally, a saber is used. Q—What do the Four Horsemen o] the Apocalypse represent? A—Conquest, War, Famine and Death. BEBHTS HDRLD Trap Ahead For Political 'Promisers' By BRUCE BIOMAT WASHINGTON (NBA) -The discontents which so many Americans are exhibiting this year have an opposite side which almost no one in this country is talking about. The reverse side is that, in struggling for something belter, Americans may turn to leaders whose promise of easing their discontents will be harder to fulfill than the extravagant promises which have helped to create the frustrations in the first place. Obviously, a lot of the grumbling is a response to what Americans see as a deterioration of the setting in which they live. Public services are poor; crime makes the streets unsafe; pollution sullies the air and water; traffic smothers easy movement. Yet it is a fair judgment that much of their unhappiness comes from measuring their condition in a more relative sense—against what they have actually been promised, or think they should be, by the politicians. For a long time, Americans have been caught up in a "revolution of rising expectations." They have been looking for an end to poverty, for more and better jobs, schools, houses, recreation. But the critical fact, of course, is that these expectations have been only partly fulfilled. We all know the huge gap between promise or expectation and performance. Like others, 1 have written often of the politicians' deepest habit of overpromising, which surely has come to fullest flower in recent decades. In the unfolding summer of 1972, the consequences of all this threaten to be desperately serious. Explicit in the voicing of the citizens' discontents is their plea for leaders "who mean what they say." Translated, that signifies a desire for leaders who will in fact deliver on things already promised by others, and maybe on much more. Should Sen. George McGovern move in the months ahead to win the Democratic presidential nomination and then the fall election, this could prove to be the worst man trap ever prepared for a White House occupant. For McGovern has been a superextravagant promiser and yet, in a time of great disillusionment, he has been believed. The burden upon him as president thus would be monumental. Any measureable failure on his part could turn his present friends and supporters into far worse enemies than those who are exercising futile efforts to block his nomination in these closing weeks. Why? Because the strange chemistry of the "rising expectations" thing has destroyed almost all restraint in the disgruntled citizenry. In his new book, "On the Democratic Idea in America," author Irving Kristol asserts that the revolution has reached "such grotesque dimensions that men take it as an insult when they are asked to be reasonable in their desires and demands." He adds: "The reasonable is what they expect to obtain automatically. The unreasonable is what they look to government to provide by special, ingenious effort." A key ingredient in today's discontents is impatience and a consequent insistence on telescoping time. There is to be no waiting for anything. As Kristol says. "To be promised something by a politician is to feel immediately deprived of it," But George McGovern, as president, would find that even he needs time. And if he should gain the chance to ask for it, he may find himself in the deepest trouble of his life. WORLD ALMANAC FACTS "The Other Boys Are Bullies! Inside Washington The first editorial cartoon in an American newspaper was created by Benjamin Franklin and published in his Pennsylvania Gazette in 4' ps Paul Harvey News Respect For Police Is One Of Biggest Needs By PAUL HARVEY So now we've listened to criminals criticizing police. Now we've let them slur, slander, vilify and stone police. Now we've let the wrongdoers dictate how the cop must recite rights and shoot last and with rubber bullets. Haven't we been punishing the good guys long enough now? "Help, police!" Historically that's been the cry of anybody in danger. Now it's time for law-abiding Americans to "get .the comma out." Now we must help them. Today the rallying cry must be, "Help police!" Sixty percent of all married policemen in Seattle are divorced their first three years on the job; wives just can't take it. New York policemen were ordered to become residents of their home precincts. It was decided that a policeman living among the people he's policing would be recognized as a friend and neighbor, rather than an "outside authority." That didn't work. The first two resident policemen were so harrassed—their families so threatened—that they've asked and received reassignment elsewhere. And in Gary Ind., patrolman Frank Meyers—age 36, decorated for valor—has been shot to death on his home doorstep. Detroit, with a crime rate that's particularly embarrassing when it's compared with Windsor, Canada, just across the river, sought to make its streets safer by creating a special police unit. A decoy system of plainclothes police to trap street thugs. But Michigan's Civil Rights Commission, alleging that the effort has caused "deep cleavage in community relations," has urged the special unit be abolished. Nationally, three policemen were killed on duty every week last year; 20 of them from ambush. The late FBI director, J. Edgar Hoover, called for an "aroused citizenry." But what do decent people, aroused, do? You will not resort to methods employed by police detractors. You will not bait traps, fire from ambush, shout filthy phrases. And if you demand public recognition for police heroism, it'll likely be buried somewhere back there oday s FUNNY COVER GIRLS USUALLY PON' yn-'-^^s* 'cirwon depicted a snake cut into segments, each representing a colony, and was captioned "Join or Die." Today's FUNNY will pay JI.OO lor each original "funny" uwd. S«nd flogs lo: Today'* FUNNY, 1200 West third Sir., Cle.tland, Ohio 44113 with the eczema and hernia aids. The national president of the Fraternal Order of Police says lawmen may inititate their own shoot-to-kill campaign if they do not receive more "public support." But again, what can we the "public" do? We need to get organized and there's not time for that. Besides, sometimes I think we already have too many organizations keeping minutes and wasting hours. I'd like to see any one of them give local lawmen more than slogans and lip service. I'd like to see the Jaycees or Kiwanis or some such rally respect for law and lawmen, mobilize whole cities and, in shirt-sleeve English, outshoot and drown out the cop-haters who are aiming us at anarchy. H.L. Hunt Writes "The traveling White House Press corps clapped and cheered as their chartered airplane left the ground at Kiev, ending eight days of sojourn in the Soviet Union." Robert E. Baskin, chief of the Washington Bureau of the Dallas Morning News, thus summed up his feeling and that of his colleagues as they left the Soviet Union after the summit conferences had ended. "We were all weary of the country," said the veteran correspondent. He complained of restrictions and annoyances that "one would not find in a capitalistic country." Life in Moscow, Mr. Baskin wrote, is a pretty barren thing. He found little gaiety in the lives of the people. One of the more boring experiences the newsmen had was a half-hour lecture on Lenin as they visited the tomb where the mortal remains of the old Bolshevik remain on public display. The correspondents were confused about the relative value of the ruble. The Soviet government says it's worth a dollar and a quarter and that is what one must pay. But, added Mr. Baskin, the rate is four rubles to one dollar. Such is life in the Soviet Union. It has been the contention of this columnist for many years that life simply is not normal in a highly socialized state. The state is all powerful, the minds of its citizens thoroughly washed with propaganda that enslaves them. With all their faults, the capitalistic nations still offer the good life, the only type of life that freedom-loving people want. Wit And Whimsy Why look for trouble— your address is in its card file. 8 0 * An old-timer is a fellow who recalls when a bum steer wasn't what the hamburger stand's hockey pucks were made of. 'i * 0 Be grateful your colleagues are inefficient—or they wouldn't need so many of at on the staff. ^ * * Shares of worries are about all you get when speculating in the stock market. Your Health Bv ROBERT S.ALLEN By Lawrence E. Lamb How Low Cm Blood Sugar Go? Dear Dr. Lamb— The first time I wrote you I didn't tell you what was really bothering me, but I will this time. I had a blood sugar test in the hospital and it went down to 40 so I have low blood sugar and I nearly passed out. How low can it go? My temperature is always a point lower than normal, about 97 degrees and I have a headache most of the time. Is this part of low blood sugar? One doctor put me on a sugar free diet and the next said no special diet, just suck on hard candy when I feel tired. The protein diet makes my problem worse and the candy increases my energy and then I get the headaches. I have had this problem for several years. I have thought of suicide when I get very depressed but luckily someone has always been around me. All I want is some answers and I don't seem to be able to get them. I read all of your columns so I won't miss it. Dear Reader—I know how distressed you must be. A short time ago I wrote five columns on the problem of low blood sugar which should cover most of the points you have raised. If you have missed them perhaps you can go to your local newspaper office where they have a file of their previous newspapers and look them up. The best approach is not a strict protein diet nor using candy. I am not surprised that you have had trouble with both of these approaches. What you need is a good sensible diet. Eliminate concentrated sweets like sugar in coffee, syrup on hot cakes, and try to eat a diet based more on lean meats, lean poultry, and an adequate amount of vegetables and fruit. In brief, avoid the sugars and starches and be sure that you get sufficient protein and vegetables with roughage. This will go a long way toward helping your problem. Avoid sweet liquids. These pass directly through the stomach and are absorbed almost at once into the blood stream. This causes the blood sugar to go up sharply, then rebound to low levels. There is a wide variation how low the blood sugar can be without causing trouble, but 40 is in the range to cause symptoms. There are people who normally have a slightly lower temperature and I wouldn't worry about it. As a general rule animals with lower temperatures live longer than those with higher temperatures so you may actually live longer because of it. There are some people who have reasons other than their diet for having 1 o w blood sugar. These include such things as an abnormal function of the pancreas and some of the endocrine glands, but I assume from your statement that you have had an examination that these problems have been eliminated. WASHINGTON - The House Armed Services Investigating Sub-committee may come up with a startling surprise regarding Gen. John Lavelle. It's possible the special panel may recommend that the former commander of the Seventh Air Force be restored to four-star rank-instead of being demoted to lieutenant general and retired for unauthorized strikes against North Vietnam's massive build-up for its violent spring offensive. Whether the 13-member subcommittee (7 Democrats, 6 Republicans) will make such an unexpected recommendation is debatable. But it is being seriously discussed in the private deliberations on the groups' forthcoming report on the Lavelle case. The report/which has to be approved by the full Armed Services Committee, is expected within ten days. The proposal that Lavell be restored to four-star rank has bipartisan support. No member of the Investigating Subcommittee favors disciplinary action against Lavelle. Sen. William Proxmire's court-martial demand is shrugged off as "characteristic publicity seeking and grandstanding." Derisively remarked one committeeman, "He can always be expected to stick in his loud-mouth oar to grab off a self-serving headline." Unquestionably Gen. Lavelle made a distinctly favorable impression during his interrogation by the Investigating Subcommittee. This was noted by Rep. F. Edward Hebert, D-La., chairman of both the special panel and the full Armed Services Committee. Ahead of His Time Corrimitteemen commended the former Seventh Air Force commander's candor, forthright acceptance of full responsibility and intense desire to attack the Communists' unmistakable preparations for a big offensive. Illustrative of this sympathetic attitude was the comment of Rep. John Hunt, R-N.J.: "It seems to me the only thing wrong about th_ air strikes you ordered was that there should have been a lot more of them. What you did on your own responsibility in a small way before Hanoi's murderous offensive was what was belatedly launched on a large scale after the offensive got underway. "In your considered judgment, could the offensive have been averted or smashed if there had been an all-out assault against the build-up that was very apparent?" "I am quite sure of that," replied Lavelle quietly. "If we couldn't have completely stopped them, we certainly could have crippled them so desperately that they couldn't have gotten very far." Lavelle's 28 unauthorized . strikes took place between November 8. 1971, March 8, HI*. They attacked concentrations of North Vietnamese armor, artillery, aircraft, oil and other suppltei in an area up to IS miles north of the demilitarized tone. Detail* of this massive military build-up were fully known in top Pentagon quarters. Two weeks after Lavelle's destructive raids were halted, the North Vietnamese launched their all-out offensive across the eastern half of the DMZ. Ten days later, President Nixon unleashed the slashing air counter-offensive against North Vietnam. la the Dog bone For vainglorious Mayor John Lindsay, this week's primary in his home state was searing gall and wormwood from start to finish. Not only was he ignored; he was glaringly shunned. Every candidate for president down to convention delegate went out of the way to avoid being associated in any way with Lindsay. Having any tie-up with him was actually used aa potent campaign ammunition against an opponent. In the acrid fight between Rep. Bertram Podell (D-Brooklyni, and state Assemblyman Leonard Simon (D.i, the latter indignantly charged that unauthorized posters and stickers were being used proclaiming "Lindsay Backs Simon." In the Florida primary in April, in which Lindsay wound up second-last with 7 per cent, Simon electioneered for him. But in Simon's own primary, he heatedly denied having Lindsay's endorsement, and charged his opponent with "playing dirty politics." Other candidates vied with each other in blasting Lindsay. An example was the exchange of disparagements at Lindsay's expense between rival Reps. Jonathan Bingham and James Scheuer. Said the latter, "Lindsay is running a sloppy and scandal-scarred administration." Retorted Bingham, "That's putting it mildly. His administration is a disaster and calamity." So widespread and crushing was this hostility that the New York Mayor didn't even vote in the primary. He left town to attend a meeting in New Orleans. The overwhelming rebuff, coming only weeks after he was bombastically scampering about the country as a self-acclaimed full blown Presidential aspirant, shattered Lindsay's ambitious plans to use the primary as groundwork for a race for another term as mayor, for governor or Senator. It is now unmistakably evident that he is too unpopular' to try for any office for a long time to come-if ever! Remarked one prominent New York official with a sardonic chuckle, "Lindsay haa attained the ultimate in political influence. He is a walking kiss of death. Just the mere threat of his endorsement is enough to send candidates fleeing In terror." 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